The future of industrial interoperability is based on the secure transmission of data. The interfaces between OT (operational technology)- and IT (information technology) must function interoperably. This applies to all levels - from the sensor to the cloud. Interoperable data transfer is the essential key to successful digitization.
End-to-end data transfer is based on standardized horizontal data communication. Standardization leads to the harmonization of the process and factory industry as a whole. AI applications and robotics technologies can be efficiently integrated into harmonized processes.
The standardized interoperability of data and applications from different systems, enables networking between different actors, devices, plants, machines or systems. The data transfer and data exchange of these different systems generates controllable, predictive, relevant and measurable and controllable processes. The result is the connectivity of these systems.
Simulation, process and plant planning, and digital twins are also based on data collection and connectivity of the plants.
OPC UA provides a secure, open, IEC-based framework with the ability to model and securely transport data. OPC UA also enables the integration of enabling technologies such as 5G, IEEE's TSN or Ethernet APL and SPE.