LaserLinc, Inc. (Fairborn, OH) provides Diameter, Ovality, Eccentricity, and Flaw Detection measurement systems with OPC UA & DA communication. All of these in-process and off-line measurement and control systems are now available with OPC, the leading industrial communications protocol, including the latest platform/operating system independent Universal Architecture (OPC-UA) standard. OPC-UA ensures that measurement systems are compatible with Manufacturing 4.0 and IIoT. In addition to data, users are able to access and modify configurations from any OPC-DA or OPC-UA compliant device or software, directly or remotely, without additional hardware or software. OPC Client functions simplify commissioning of systems and save money. Most OPC-UA compliant products, including sensors and PLCs, only offer Server functions, meaning they require a third-party gateway to bridge them. With OPC Client, the Total Vu HMI of LaserLinc can drive communication directly.
“This is a much better way to capture and move data, especially from different systems. The cost savings and ability to directly access and modify data is a game changer,” said Jeff Kohler, the chief executive officer of LaserLinc. “All of our systems can be upgraded to OPC [UA or DA]. With the remote support tools provided with our systems, upgrades can be performed over the internet by our team of applications engineers.”
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