Alert: Packaging World now enhanced for the iPad and iPhone. Watch a quick video preview
Article |

Beckhoff Automation: Platform-independent communication

Beckhoff Automation offers its OPC UA in TwinCAT software—one of the first to implement the new OPC UA specification, company says.
Print Reprint
FILED IN:  Controls  > Machine control

OPC is an established and recognized standard for data exchange between control and HMI in manufacturing and process automation. Previous OPC technology is based on the Microsoft COM/DCOM model and is limited to a Microsoft-based operating system. The new OPC UA standard is based on TCP communication and is, therefore, platform-independent. A “Unified Architecture” specification creates the basis for new platform-independent communication and information technologies. Direct UA TCP communication is available as soon as a PLC is available in the network. In addition to standardized exchange of PLC process data, the OPC UA solution offers device-specific information and services.

Phone: 952/890-0000

42 Best Package Designs
Sign up to receive timely updates from our editors and download this e-book consisting of our editors' picks of most notable package designs. Updated for 2014!


Don’t miss intelligence crucial to your job and business!
Click on any newsletter to view a sample. Enter your email address below to sign up!

New Issue Alert

Packaging World Magazine


Breaking packaging news

Packaging Insights

Pertinent packaging issues

On the Edge Blog

Workforce Development


Greener Package

Sustainable packaging

Shelf Impact

Package design strategies

Each newsletter ranges in frequency from once per month to a few times per month at most.