Aggregating OPC UA servers for monitoring manufacturing systems and mobile work machines

Ilkka Seilonen, Toni Tuovinen, Joona Elovaara, Ian Tuomi, Timo Oksanen

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Abstract

An aggregating server providing data access to multiple data sources is a software architecture that is often applied in industrial applications. This paper presents a design of an aggregating server based on OPC UA technology and tests it with two different experimental applications, one about production control of a flexible manufacturing system and another about remote monitoring of mobile work machines. The presented design enables transparent access to the data in the address space of the aggregating server through utilization of address space transformations. The transformations can be either configured with rules or be programmed. Feasibility of the design of the aggregating server and the applications was evaluated with experimental implementations containing both simulated devices and real work machines.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2016 IEEE 21st International Conference on Emerging Technologies and Factory Automation, ETFA 2016
PublisherIEEE
Volume2016-November
ISBN (Electronic)9781509013142
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 3 Nov 2016
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventIEEE International Conference on Emerging Technologies and Factory Automation - Berlin, Germany
Duration: 6 Sep 20169 Sep 2016
Conference number: 21
http://www.etfa2016.org/

Conference

ConferenceIEEE International Conference on Emerging Technologies and Factory Automation
Abbreviated titleEFTA
Country/TerritoryGermany
CityBerlin
Period06/09/201609/09/2016
Internet address

Keywords

  • address space
  • aggregating server
  • OPC Unified Architecture
  • transformation

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