Topic outline

    • Time < 1h
    • Language: English
    • Access: Free
    • Level: Intermediate
  • 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:
    • How to use an industrial information server (OPC UA) to collect data from various robots
    • Setup the structure of the server
    • 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 / Stakeholders

    University/Research Institute/Students, Manufacturing SMEs, Developers

  • Requirements

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

  • Training Part 1

    Integrator version

  • Training Part 2

  • Training Part 3

    Developer version - Part 1:

    Developer version - Part 2: