Connecting virtual model with the physical model

Introduction of the Training:

This module is a continuation of the first module “Rapid mapping of a production system in a virtual environment” and describes how different robots/machines and the use of industrial information servers (OPC UA) can be combined together to create a dynamic digital twin (an interconnected system usually increases the flexibility in a manufacturing cell). 

The training includes a description of the standardized information server (OPC UA), what it is, how it is used today, and how it can be used to collect data from other robots/machines in a manufacturing cell. The data in the server can be used for remote monitoring, offline programming and testing of the system. 

To act as a demonstration, the module describes how to connect a robot to the server and explains the necessary connections. After the server is setup and robots connected, the previously created visual component model is used to connect the digital and physical robots together. 



The key learnings from this module are:   

  1. How to use an industrial information server (OPC UA) to collect data from various robots.  
  2. Setup the structure of the server   
  3. How to connect a simulation software (Visual Components) to the information server for remote monitoring of the system  

The user will develop skills in:   

  • The use of industrial information server (OPC UA)  
  • How to connect together manufacturing equipment   
  • How to monitor the system with a simulation software (Visual Components)  

Key Users/Stakeholder: 

– University/Research Institute/student, Manufacturing SMEs, Developers


– The user should be familiar with programming, industrial simulation software and industrial robot

Introduction to the module

Training Part 1 –> Integrator Version Tutorial (part 1/2)

Training Part 1 –> Integrator Version Tutorial (part 2/2)

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