Chemical Safety Incidents
Emerson to Embed Matrikon OPC UA SDK
Tuesday, September 6, 2016 @ 06:09 PM gHale
Emerson Process Management selected Honeywell Process Solutions’ (HPS) Matrikon OPC Unified Architecture (UA) Software Development Kit (SDK) to embed OPC UA in Emerson’s CSI 6500 ATG Machinery Health Protection System.
Growing adoption of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and Industrie 4.0 is driving requirements for open and secure connectivity between devices and edge-to-cloud solutions.
Since OPC UA serves as a key data connectivity standard, vendors are seeking to enable their new and existing products with this technology to compete in the IIoT/Industrie 4.0 landscape.
The Matrikon OPC UA SDK is a single, fully scalable toolkit that allows users to quickly and easily interconnect industrial software systems, regardless of the platform, operating system or size.
“Device vendors like Emerson are turning to the Matrikon OPC UA SDK to easily and seamlessly embed OPC UA into their products,” said Elgonda La Grange, director for HPS’ Advanced Solutions software products. “This versatile toolkit has the industry’s lowest memory requirement but at the same time is highly performant. The benefit of the solution is that our customers’ developers use the same API across all processor sizes and operating systems.”
While the agreement between Emerson and Honeywell facilitates adoption across all Emerson Process Management, Honeywell’s OPC UA stack is initially deployed in the new CSI 6500 ATG protection system. Evaluation for further deployment within Emerson Process Management is ongoing.