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Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre, University of Sheffield use educational license of QuickOPC for research

Project RAID (Reconfigurable Integrated Assembly Demonstrator) is a demonstration project currently being undertaken within the IMG group at the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre, Sheffield, UK. The project aims to demonstrate the benefits of various advanced manufacturing techniques in a complex assembly line environment. Developing and integrating technologies such as Smart Tools, MES, PLM, Collaborative Systems, Smart Fixturing, Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, Optical Projection, Digital Twin, Informatics, Part Tracking, Digital Work Instructions, Predictive Maintenance, Smart Kitting, and Remote Assistance and applying them to traditional manufacturing processes allows us to extract previously-untapped data related to both the process and product through its complete lifecycle from design and manufacture to operation and maintenance. By intelligently analyzing the data, we are able to convert this into useful information, thus allowing us to make proactive informed decisions regarding all aspects of the design, manufacture and operation of the product. As OPC-UA forms the backbone of the project's communication architecture, using OPCLabs' toolkit was an easy decision to make. Allowing QuickOPC to handle the heavy lifting resulted in reduced development time, reduced complexity and increased security.

 

Alex Godbehere MEng(Hons) MIET

QuickOPC 2017.1 Released

We are happy to announce that QuickOPC 2017.1 has been released today. This version brings several important improvements:

  • Live Binding for WPF
  • Excel Real Time Data
  • Connectivity Explorer Tool

QuickOPC Introduces Support For OPC XML-DA, And Browsing Controls

We are releasing QuickOPC version 5.31 today, with two key improvements.

  • New browsing controls (for OPC Classic and OPC UA) allow you to integrate OPC browsing right on your forms. Unlike with the browsing dialogs, you have full freedom in creating your own visual appearance and behavior of the form.
  • QuickOPC.NET now directly supports OPC XML-DA Specification Version 1.01. What's even better, there are no new components for this - the XML-DA support is seamlessly integrated with OPC Data Access. You can work with OPC XML-DA servers just as with COM-based OPC Data Access servers, simply by specifying the server's URL in place of the usual machine name and server class (ProgID).

QuickOPC 2017.2 Released

We are happy to announce that QuickOPC 2017.2 has been released today. This version brings:

  • Support for security policy Basic256Sha256
  • Support for Visual Studio 2017
  • Improved HTTPS support

For more information, see What's new in QuickOPC 2017.2 .

QuickOPC-UA Used by OPC Foundation Test Lab

As a certified client product, QuickOPC for Unified Architecture is now in use by OPC Foundation certification test lab to perform the interoperability tests. QuickOPC-UA is used as one of the reference clients.

QuickOPC used for education by Technikerschule der Landeshauptstadt München

Technikerschule - Städtische Fachschule für Maschinenbau-, Metallbau-, Informatik- und Elektrotechnik in München, Germany, has used QuickOPC in one of its courses. In an automation + IT class of Dipl.-Ing. Reiner Doll, students learn about various levels in industrial automation. One of their tasks is to access a control system using OPC Unified Architecture from a Visual Basic program. QuickOPC is used to achieve this task, either directly, or in form of higher-level programming blocks prepared for the students. The material to the course can be found here.

QuickOPC used in CONNECT I/O of Real Games

Real Games (http://www.realgames.pt/), a creator of FACTORY I/O automation sandbox and HOME I/O, a smart house simulation, now uses QuickOPC in its visual programming environment, CONNECT I/O.

 CONNECT I/O with QuickOPC

CONNECT I/O is an application which is able to communicate with different types of technologies, both software and hardware, and works as a bridge between them. The application is a visual programming environment that allows you to draw data flows and programs. It enables the creation and control of data flows between input and output points. A built-in function blocks SoftPLC plugin is includedCONNECT I/O also presents a modular design which allows new functionalities to be implemented with plugins.

QuickOPC 5.40 Released

We are happy to announce that QuickOPC 5.40 has been released today. This version brings several important improvements:

  • Support for OPC UA Alarms & Conditions
  • NuGet package distribution format
  • .NET Framework 4.5.2 targeting
  • Event pull mechanism

OPC Day Europe 2014 A Great Success

The OPC Day Europe 2014, hosted by FESTO near Stuttgart, has been a great success, OPC Labs sponsored the event, and affirmed its position as a leader in .NET-based OPC client toolkits, with QuickOPC as the only officially certified product of its kind on the market. More...

OPC Labs Sponsor OPC and MES Day Finland 2014

We are proud to announce that OPC Labs will be co-sponsoring the OPC and MES Day Finland that takes place on Tuesday, October 7th 2014 at the Dipoli Congress Centre, Espoo.

This autumn the event will be organized in co-operation of the Finnish OPC Committee and MES Forum. The organizers are expecting to have an audience of about 150 enthusiasts of the domain. The language of the event is English.

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