In this video, Zahraa Khalil shows two examples of OPC software that are used in industrial automation as open source, Cogent DataHub OPC and Kepware's KEPServerEX.
- [Instructor] So let's take a look…at some of the open source OPC Softwares…that are used in industrial automation.…Please note that usually manufacturers provide…an OPC server to their products and applications.…OPC Cogent DataHub is one of the OPC softwares.…The Cogent DataHub can act as both OPC server…and client at the same time.…This means it can read from multiple OPC servers…while acting as a client and make this data available…to any OPC client while acting as a server.…
You can download a demo and it only runs for an hour…if you'd like to try it.…So here's an overview of what the software looks like.…As you can see, this is a Cogent DataHub server.…You can see the different OPC options,…OPC UA, OPC DA, OPC A and E, WebView, Web Server, Database,…and many other options.…OPC A and E server stands for OPC Alarm and Events.…
Under the OPC A and E, you can select…if you want the OPC to act as an client to many servers…by checking the box under OPC Alarm and Event Client.…You can configure an OPC A and E server…
Learn about the components and networks involved at each level of automation: field level, control level, and management level. Explore the different devices involved, from the programmable logic controllers (PLCs) on the factory floor, to OPC software that give technicians insights into operations. Instructor Zahraa Khalil, an engineer and educator, also provides an overview of SCADA (supervisory control and data acquisition), an industrial control system architecture that enables supervision over large distances and multiple sites.
- Overview of industrial automation
- Field level
- Communication level
- Management level
- PLC programming
- OPC software