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OPC SCADA Training
Product News Thursday, February 9, 2017: Business Industrial Network
Business Industrial Network announces new OPC SCADA Training Course download. OPC (OLE for Process Control) is now the latest, most modern and powerful communications protocol for the industry. Using OPC, many data transfers can be quickly and effectively facilitated. In addition, many powerful, custom applications can be developed and implemented on an OPC server-based computer connected to DCS and SCADA systems.
OPC communication is a result of converge engineering and is critical for those working in or on the new industrial convergence. Engineers have witness converge engineering in the industrial sector for decades. First it was the convergence of the electrical industry with the digital electronics industry resulting in the PLC (Programmable Logic Controller) and on to DCS systems. Then we witness the industrial convergence of the PLC to the computer IT and programming industry. At this time in history communicating with computers quickly and standardizing protocols for data transfer between so many devices, became essential and OPC was developed. shortly after, the PAC (Process Automation Controller) evolved.
"The PAC is one the best examples Industrial Convergence, with OPC being another great example."
Now days those in the industry question is it a PLC or a PAC, is it HMI or SCADA, is it a microcontroller or a full blown dual processor computer, etc? For those new to the industry, it can be simplified by the following. Control relays where replace (converged) with the microcontroller PLC, which is now converging with an industrial computer, the PAC that emulates a PLC. HMI (Human Machine Interface) is a computer software, which later added data collection to become SCADA (also a software). The process and manufacturing industry is an expensive process, so all the above technologies remain, and OPC (OLE for Process Control) is the data translator between all the technologies and the many related devices. The new industrial convergence is on the cellular and smaller scale between manufacturing, organic material and computer data.
So now that you know a little more about past and current state of industrial technology, let us explore more about the new OPC SCADA course BIN95 offers. On the data side of industrial technology like IIoT (Industrial Internet of Things), AKA the "Industry 4.0", OPC is an integral part.
This OPC certificate course shows you how to use OPC for many important DCS/SCADA connected applications. This Pi OPC Master training bundle also shows you how to connect two independent OPC servers together easily with included special software. The course covers how to pull/push data to and from PLC SCADA system to host computers in the most safe and reliable way. It starts with comprehensive theory chapters, followed by over 150 question review tests and then ends with hands-on lab and practical application using real industrial grade software consisting of OPC server and OPC client. Students install the software on their own computer, configure the OPC server and OPC client as if they were in a real plant and then witness actual real-time data communications in front of their eyes on their own computer.
The course also teaches how to conceive, design and implement new process control, advanced process control (APC) and communications and related applications using OPC, DCS, SCADA, PLC and PACs.