OPC Router – Industry 4.0 software
Continuous optimisation and automation of your production processes is the crucial factor behind the quality of your products, the efficiency of production as well as the success of your business.
The OPC Router replaces old communication channels – up to complete integration of PLC (programmable logic controllers), PCS (process control systems), SCADA, MES (manufacturing execution systems), SQL servers, label printers, email servers and ERP systems. The OPC Router as the central communication platform offers automated data exchange by integrating all systems and isolated applications from sensor to the cloud.
By acquiring your process data, you have a continuous overview of your production. The possible uses are almost unlimited and can be implemented by you.
We offer you comprehensive training packages for use scenarios and possible applications for your Industry 4.0 production process.
Standard interfaces for data exchange
The latest middleware for IoT and Industry 4.0 projects
Implementation of various connection types using powerful modular plugins
Recording of process values, production figures, downtimes and reasons for errors to be used as the foundation of your production optimisation
Incident-controlled connectivity between the automated systems
Individual connections and transfers are created using a user-friendly graphic configuration
Here you’ll find further information
about the OPC Router and the Plug-ins.
OPC to SQL – data exchange
Databases are an important source and target for data at the various production levels. Production processes must be provided with ordering information, recipes or machine data. Large amounts of data are generated and must be stored. All this is an aspect of IoT (Internet of Things) and Industry 4.0.
The OPC Router is a middle-software, that connects databases and different sources and thus drives the idea of IoT and Industry 4.0.
Easy implementation and administration maximize remote data access while keeping operating costs low.
OPC UA – the communication-standard
of industry 4.0
What is OPC UA?
OPC UA is a platform-independent option for communicating between different devices. It is used at all automation levels and enables a range of systems to be connected to one another. OPC UA is therefore treated as one of the most important IoT / Industry 4.0 protocols. See also our article about “What is OPC UA?“. The OPC Router acts as the OPC client software for OPC DA and OPC UA:
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With the SAP®-plug-in you can easily connect SAP®-systems (as of R/3 4.5)
For more information about the SAP® plug-in, click here
With the MQTT plug-in of the OPC Router, versatile edge computing and cloud applications can be realized. The OPC Router can receive and send MQTT messages. Due to its integrated JSON functionalities, the data content of the MQTT messages can be ideally processed or generated from other data. For all large cloud platforms, instructions are available for the simple connection of the OPC Router to the cloud:
Emails are still the quickest and easiest option for distributing information to users and integrating it into your existing workflows. With the OPC router you can create emails with any triggers in your system and fill these dynamically with data from various sources.
The dynamic labelling of products is very easy with the OPC Router. By connecting different printer types, data from production orders can be sent directly to the printers. Supported printer types:The marking of products is an important task in the production shift. Products, marked with false information, are often rejects and therefore very expensive. The direct provision of information from production databases for printers with the OPC Router instead of manual setup can avoid loss of time and money.
With the Excel plug-in, data can be easily transferred from and to Excel: