Are you looking for machine connectivity for your shop floor application? Do you have architectural decisions to make for an innovative IoT solution? Or have you already selected an IoT platform and need complementary components to access data from automation networks? In our webinar series, we will address these issues. You will get an overview of:
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An increasing number of devices in automation networks support the OPC UA interoperability standard to provide data. At the same time, OPC UA is supported by more and more IT applications on the client side. To ensure that the transition between OT and IT is successful, several prerequisites must be met. This includes, e.g., the integration of different data sources and the provision of standardized interfaces. In the webinar, we will show you solutions for secure data integration and efficient use of the available data.
The webinar will inform you about:
The storage of production data is a key component within a comprehensive Industrie 4.0 solution. After all, the availability of data provides the basis for documentation, analysis, or verification and allows improved production control as well as steps for optimization. In the webinar we will inform you about the ways of secure and efficient data storage in modern database solutions.
In the webinar you will learn about:
Industrial edge computing, i.e., the processing of process and machine data close to devices in automation networks, is becoming increasingly important for plant operators as part of innovative IoT solutions that extend across multiple locations.
The joint webinar by Softing Industrial and WAGO informs about suitable software and hardware solutions that enable the easy integration of machine connectivity and edge computing.
In the first part of the webinar, Softing Industrial will:
In the second part of the webinar, WAGO will show:
Finally, you will learn how the combination of Softing and WAGO products helps to efficiently implement and manage IoT solutions throughout their lifecycle.
There are many advantages for operators of CNC machines when they are integrated into innovative IoT solutions. These include increasing machine productivity, determining OEE key figures for optimization purposes, or evaluating machine data for predictive maintenance.
In most cases, the prerequisite for implementation is direct access by the IoT applications to the CNC machine data.
In the joint webinar by Softing Industrial and EVOMECS, you will learn how a fast integration succeeds and how CNC machines can be operated efficiently.
In part one of the webinar, Softing Industrial will demonstrate:
In part two of the webinar, you'll learn from EVOMECS:
Proof of concepts (PoCs) for innovative IoT solutions exist in large numbers. However, a broad roll-out of these solutions is still a major challenge for many. For users from shopfloor IT, automation technology and related areas, this raises the question of how they can implement and operate modern IoT solutions in a simple and scalable way.
The joint webinar by Softing Industrial and Portainer.io provides answers to this question and shows solution concepts.
In part 1 of the webinar, you will learn from Softing Industrial:
In part 2 of the webinar Portainer.io shows you
Efficient access to machine and process data is of central importance for both traditional shopfloor applications and innovative IoT solutions. Plant manufacturers, operators, and maintenance personnel are therefore faced with the challenge of ensuring data availability.
However, especially in plants with old controllers, data acquisition can be very difficult. This is where the OPC UA standard has proven to be the best choice due to its independence from operating systems, protocols, and drivers. Using Siemens S5 and S7 controllers as examples, we will present solutions in the webinar that can be used to read data easily. We will also show you how this data can be made available for various applications via standardized interfaces such as OPC UA and MQTT.
In the webinar you will learn:
Industrial Edge Computing, i.e. the processing of process and machine data close to the source, close to devices in automation networks, is becoming increasingly important as part of innovative IoT solutions.
In the first part of the webinar, Siemens introduces the topic of Industrial Edge Computing and its basic concepts. You will learn how Industrial IoT solutions, for example for dashboarding or energy management, can be implemented with the Siemens Industrial Edge, why machine connectivity is relevant for this, and what benefits the open ecosystem of the Siemens Industrial Edge offers customers.
In the second part of the webinar, Softing explains how machine connectivity can be realized for Industrial IoT solutions. As a partner of Siemens, Softing Industrial develops connectivity products specifically for the Siemens Industrial Edge. Using a live demo of Softing‘s edgePlug Fanuc product, users will learn how machine data from third-party devices can be integrated into the Siemens Industrial Edge.
This webinar focuses on the impact of the Microsoft DCOM security patch on March 14, 2023, on OPC Classic communication. The following topics are covered:
Efficient access to machine and process data is of central importance for traditional shopfloor applications as well as for innovative IoT solutions. In existing plants, such data is often available in XML files. The latest version of the dataFEED OPC Suite Extended from Softing Industrial - a software solution for OPC communication and IoT cloud connectivity - supports access to data in XML files, making them available via standardized interfaces (including OPC UA and MQTT).
The webinar uses a practical example and a live demo to show:
The OPC UA communication standard plays an important role at the interface between OT and IT. Modern controllers and field devices now integrate an OPC UA server. Newer IoT applications usually include an OPC UA client to access data from automation networks. Moreover, OPC UA information models offer extensive possibilities to efficiently solve data integration across sites and manufacturers.
This webinar is intended for people, both with OT and IT backgrounds, who want to gain a basic technical understanding of the OPC UA standard.
In the webinar you will learn: