A first step towards offering an industrial IoT monitoring solution is to provide an OPC UA interface that allows access to data in the control system. For this purpose, control manufacturers offer OPC UA servers, but their information model must be pronounced with the application know-how of the machine and plant manufacturers. 247FactoryNet has many years of know-how in the area of OPC UA. Here you can find our offer in the area of Industrial IoT Consulting.
However, OPC UA is only the first step to read data from the machine or plant. Based on the planned use cases, an individual IoT solution architecture must be developed. This determines, for example, which data processing steps are carried out in an edge controller – i.e. still on the machine – and which data are stored in a digital twin in the cloud.