RS Productions Machine Data Interface opens up the OPC interface and the Machine data Webservice API for machine data integrations.
OPC provides a common bridge between Windows-based software (like RS Production) and process control hardware. OPC offers a standard way to read/write data from/to plant floor devices.
Read more about OPC UA here https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OPC_Unified_Architecture and here Read more about OPC here.
RS Production version 17.10 and later has full support for OPC UA.
It is not recommended to use OPC DA together with RS Production.
Machine data integrations
Opens up interface for certified RS Production developers to make customized machine data integrations. Note that it’s mandatory with support/maintenance agreement for any customization
See pdf (below) for detailed technical capabilities
Examples of OPC-data integrations
Types of data
Opens up OPC-interface for RS Production’s standard IO
Automatic downtime reason coding (with event handling)