OPC UA bridges devices for seamless communication


Open Platform Communications Unified Architecture (OPC UA) is a platform-independent industrial communication protocol that ensures a seamless flow of information among devices from multiple vendors.


Benefits of the OPC UA protocol

The OPC UA protocol enables companies to send process data from devices on the shop floor to dashboards or higher-level systems without developing custom software for every third-party device or application.

Once the data is in the dashboards or higher-level systems, companies can analyze the process data and reap the benefits of IIoT, such as predictive maintenance or optimization of devices and machines.


OPC UA’s information models

OPC UA’s information models make it easy for companies to interpret and analyze the data. The information models provide contextualized information rather than just the raw data and organize the data in clear categories enabling companies to find helpful information quickly.


Embedded interfaces supporting OPC UA

Get into industrial IoT with the Anybus CompactCom 40-series, supporting both OPC UA and MQTT.

Thanks to the support for IIoT functions, device manufacturers and machine builders who use Anybus CompactCom can make their data available to IT systems and IoT software in an easy and secure way.


Standalone gateways

The Anybus IoT X-Gateways and Communicators allow you to seamlessly interconnect legacy devices and PLC control systems between industrial networks and OPC UA/MQTT. 

Networks and devices can remain secure and isolated with data flow being controlled from an independent device. 


OPC UA ready remote data gateways

Securely enable your data from your machines to the factory enterprise system, thanks to Ewon Flexy remote gateways. Take advantage of its flexible and large protocol compatibility - Easily and securely create a communication channel between your machines and your factory enterprise system (SCADA, MES, ERP). 

Learn more about the OPC UA protocol in our TechTalk!

HMS TechTalk - Understanding OPC UA

The OPC UA protocol is a machine-to-machine communication protocol for industrial automation, developed by the OPC Foundation. What is it, and how does it work in automation solutions? Watch the video to learn more. 
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