OPC is the interoperability standard for the secure and reliable exchange of data in the industrial automation space and in other industries. It is platform independent and ensures the seamless flow of information among devices from multiple vendors. The OPC Foundation is responsible for the development and maintenance of this standard.
The podcast gives insight into the technology, applications in different industries and answers questions from the audience.
Your podcast host is Peter Seeberg. Peter has been involved in making OPC technology known to the world for the last 10 years.
OPC UA for Machine Tools Companion Specification
Andreas Wohlfeld from TRUMPF and Götz Görisch from VDW talk about the OPC UA for Machine Tools Companion Specification initiated and coordinated by the German Machine tools builders’ association, VDW and how it relates to UMATI. They explain the scope, use-cases and what they achieved so far.
Machinery Companion Specifications
Heiko Herden explains, what VDMA is, why OPC UA for Machinery was needed, the goal of the working group, the existing and upcoming results and how you as a listener may become involved.
OPC UA Security
Randy Armstrong, Director IT Operations as well as Chair of the OPC UA Security Working Group, talks about OPC UA Security. Randy gives an introduction to security, talks about the Security Working Group, the process for handling security vulnerabilities and security and open source.
Equinor OPC UA use case
Steffan Sørenes shares his experience, implementing and scaling OPC UA, bumps he has run intro, benefits of using OPC UA as an open standard architecture, open sourcing OPC UA as well as a roadmap going forward with regards to using OPC UA in Equinor.
OPC UA FX (Field eXchange) Specification Extensions
Alyssa Mallkowsky from Siemens talks to Georg Biehler, also from Siemens, and Clark Case from Rockwell about the first FLC specification. Clark Case and Georg Biehler cover achievements, the creation process, the parties involved, the background, focus and features of the FX standard.
Open Process Automation Forum
Don Bartusiak, President of Collaborative Systems Integration, talks about, what it is, they are trying to solve, today’s lack of interconnectivity between products from different suppliers, the OPAF members, the OPAS standard, and why they have selected OPC UA for their Connectivity Framework / OCF.
Field Level communication
Great discussions about technology, deep dive for engineers - thx to the Host Mr. Seeberg
Communication in industry
Good overview of the technology, I am looking forward to the next consequences
Good start, with room for improvement
The idea itself, offering an OPC UA technology podcast, is great! And I really liked the first episodes, giving a rough overview of what it basically is. For the future, I'd like to get more specific info on certain implementation topics, like best practices for browsing servers, details on subscriptions, handling certificates and so on. There's so much to tell and I'll be waiting impatiently. :-)