This ReferenceTypecan be used to expose the relation between two hardware components which are mounted or mechanically linked or connected to each other, without one component being a subcomponent of the other component. If one component is considered to be a subcomponent, the HasAttachedComponent ReferenceTypeshould be used. For example, it can be used to relate a motor to a gear.

The IsPhysicallyConnectedTo is a concrete ReferenceTypeand can be used directly. It is a subtype of NonHierarchicalReferences. It is a symmetric Reference, that is, it provides the same semantic in both directions.

The semantic of this ReferenceTypeis to connect two hard components that are physically connected, without one being a subcomponent of the other.

The SourceNodeof Referencesof this type shall be an Objector ObjectTyperepresenting a piece of hardware.

The TargetNodeof this ReferenceTypeshall be an Objectrepresenting a piece of hardware.

IsPhysicallyConnectedTo is formally defined in Table 6.

Table 6– IsPhysicallyConnectedTo Definition

Attributes

Value

BrowseName

IsPhysicallyConnectedTo

InverseName

-

Symmetric

TRUE

IsAbstract

FALSE

References

NodeClass

BrowseName

Comment

Subtype of NonHierarchicalReferences defined in OPC 10000-5

Conformance Units

Base Info IsPhysicallyConnectedTo