Industrial
  • Webinar Series

    IoT Connectivity and OPC UA Communication

Webinar Series

Welcome to our webinar series! As digitalization advances and Industry 4.0 applications become more prevalent, new challenges arise for the industry. Successfully navigating these requires robust connectivity and seamless networking from the shopfloor to the Cloud. In our webinars, we showcase various application scenarios and innovative solutions.

Topics include:

  • Machine Connectivity: Solutions for operating machines more efficiently and unlocking data in brownfield projects.
  • Device Connectivity: Solutions for Digital Plant Asset Management and for the commissioning and maintenance of field devices.
  • Technology Integration: Implementing digital communication protocols for efficient and secure network communication.

Each session is designed to equip you with practical knowledge and tools to enhance your industrial connectivity and stay ahead in the digital transformation journey. Join us to learn from industry experts and gain valuable insights into the future of industrial connectivity.

Instruments and Valves Stranded No More: Connect HART devices via Allen Bradley PLCs to Emerson’s AMS Device Manager

 
25th June 2024

8:00 – 8:45 & 16:30 – 17:15 CEST

AMS Device Manager from Emerson has proved to be a cutting-edge Plant Asset Management tool in process industries for configuration management, diagnostics and monitoring, calibration management of field devices, and documentation. Together with Emerson’s DeltaV and Ovation control systems, it is a powerful combination for managing intelligent valves and transmitters, helping to decrease maintenance costs and increase reliability.  

Since not all critical and essential smart field devices are connected to DeltaV and Ovation, AMS Device Manager requires a connectivity solution to reach these stranded 3rd party PLCs and Remote I/Os. Such a solution allows users to fully leverage their investments into AMS Device Manager, and to take full advantage of their smart field devices.  

In this joint webinar by Softing Industrial and Emerson, you will learn:

  • how Softing’s smartLink products provide seamless connectivity between intelligent field devices and plant asset management applications.
  • how process industries can leverage smartLink products and allow maintenance and engineering to remotely monitor the health of wired and wireless instrumentation.
  • in a live demo: how to easily access the data from HART devices connected via Allen Bradley RIOs to AMS DM via HART IP using smartLink SW-HT.
  • how a large customer uses AMS Device Manager and smartLink SW-HT in a large-scale project. 

Speakers:

Constantin Pop, Director Project Proposals Europe, Emerson

Sanmay Sudhir Aphale, Product Marketing Manager, Softing Industrial Automation

Machine connectivity in brownfield projects: How to unlock Siemens SINUMERIK 840D Solution Line CNC controllers with the dataFEED OPC Suite

 
9th July 2024

10:00 – 10:30 & 16:00 – 16:30 CEST

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 engineers are therefore faced with the challenge of ensuring the availability of this data. However, data acquisition can be difficult, especially for older systems with controllers that do not have an integrated OPC UA server.

In this webinar, we will show you how to read machine and process data from a Siemens SINUMERIK 840D Solution Line controller using the dataFEED OPC Suite from Softing Industrial. The dataFEED OPC Suite enables efficient access to relevant data and makes it available via standardized interfaces such as OPC UA and MQTT for IT, IoT Cloud or Big Data applications.

Find out:

  • how to collect data from Siemens SINUMERIK 840D controllers and integrate it into modern Industry 4.0 solutions via OPC UA.
  • how to access the process parameters from the NC part (axis, tool, program data, alarms) and how these can be read out.
  • in a live demo: How data integration is easy and secure with the help of the dataFEED OPC Suite from Softing Industrial.

Speaker:

Andreas Röck, Head of Product Management Softing Industrial Nürnberg Andreas Röck

On-Demand Webinars

Device connectivity for digital plant asset management. How to exploit the potential of your intelligent field devices! 
Webinar Highlights:

  • Typical architectures for solutions with PAM, controllers, remote IOs, connectivity and field devices.
  • Field devices integration with AMS Device Manager from Emerson, FieldCare from Endress + Hauser or PACTware.
  • Features and benefits the smartLink product family offers for the seamless integration of field devices into plant asset management systems.  
  • Two case studies.

Webinar: Getting Started with CNC-Machine-Data Dashboarding
Webinar Highlights:

  • How relevant information can be easily read from CNC machines and made available for software applications via standardized interfaces.
  • Which configuration steps are necessary for the edgeConnector 840D in a specific application with a Siemens SINUMERIK machine and  Peakboard. 
  • What possibilities the Peakboard Designer offers for creating IoT applications such as dashboards easily and without programming knowledge. 
  • How to build a first personalized dashboard for a Siemens SINUMERIK machine with a drag-and-drop editor in combination with edgeConnector 840D. 
     

Machine data storage with InfluxDB and other databases

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.

Webinar: OPC UA Server Aggregation for modern IoT Solutions
Webinar Highlights:

  • Efficiently connect numerous OPC UA data sources to various client applications with minimal configuration effort.
  • Establish a uniform IT interface for multi-site IIoT solutions across diverse automation networks.
  • Optimize the use of semantic information from OT interfaces within IT or central platforms for automated asset model construction.
  • Leverage Softing's Secure Integration Server for a secure and efficient deployment of the OPC UA standard at the OT-IT interface.

Machine Connectivity and Edge Computing

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.

Scalable IIoT Data Integration
In the webinar, you will learn, 

  • Which connectivity products are available for the integration of machine data & what the respective advantages and disadvantages are.
  • Why containerized products often provide significant advantages.
  • What the features of the container management platform "Portainer" are
  • How Portainer can be used to efficiently manage software modules on the edge infrastructure, for example for machine connectivity.

Webinar: Industrial Edge Computing as a Driver for Digitalization on the Shopfloor
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.

Webinar: Machine connectivity in brown field projects: How to unlock Siemens S5 and S7-300 PLCs  
In the webinar, you will learn:

  • How to connect Siemens SIMATIC S5 PLCs via Ethernet
  • How to collect data from Siemens SIMATIC S5 and S7 PLCs and integrate them into modern Industry 4.0 solutions via OPC UA
  • A practical example and a live demo: How to integrate data easily and securely with the help of dataFEED OPC Suite Extended

Webinar: Easy use of XML files for Process Data Integration
In this webinar, we discuss: 

  •  How to easily access data in XML files with the software solution dataFEED OPC Suite Extended. 
  • How to use this data in IT applications.

Webinar: OPC UA - the communication standard for secure and efficient OT/IT Integration ​
If you have an OT or IT background and want to gain a basic technical understanding of the OPC UA standard, this webinar helps you understand:

  •  The basic concepts and definitions of the OPC UA standard.
  •   With hands-on examples, we show you how OPC UA communication between applications and devices can be realized.

Webinar: Effect on OPC Classic Communication in Connection with Microsoft DCOM Security Update KB 5004442

Webinar: Making Optimal Use of Smart Field Devices (hosted by Automation.com)
In the webinar we discuss:

  • How mobile solutions help you to get the most out of your smart field devices?
  • How plant availability can be ensured through correct device configuration ?
  • The advantages of a Tablet + Interface-Solution over a conventional Handheld communicator

Webinar: How to Get OPC UA in Your Device (hosted by Automation.com)
OPC UA is the most important communication protocol for Industrie 4.0 and IIoT. Usage of OPC UA expands from SCADA/HMI down to the field devices. This webinar (hosted by Automation.com) shows how Softing‘s uaToolkit Embedded helps you get OPC UA in your device.

Webinar: Upgrade Field Level Connectivity with State-of-the-Art Applications (hosted by Automation.com)
The aim is to network sensors, devices, control systems and production plants horizontally and vertically throughout, thus creating the prerequisite for the use of asset management systems and industry 4.0 applications.

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