For the purposes of this document, the terms and definitions given in OPC 10000-1, OPC 10000-7, OPC 10000-12, OPC 10000-14, OPC 10000-15, OPC 10000-81, and OPC 10000-100 as well as the following, apply.
Physical or logical elements of an AutomationComponent
Note 1 to entry: See OPC 10000-81 for a description of Assets
entity that performs one or more automation functions and is modelled by an AutomationComponentType
software application collecting data, running on a variety of hardware platforms
Note 2 to entry: Compute examples include SCADA, MES, ERP, and diagnostics.
industrial digital computer used in the control of manufacturing or process automation processes
Note 1 to entry: A Controller reads inputs, performs logic, and writes outputs in real-time.
Note 2 to entry: Modern Controllers can also produce alarms, send emails, communicate with SCADA and HMI systems, and amongst themselves.
interaction model involving Controllers exchanging data with Computes
interaction model involving Controllers exchanging data with one another
interaction model involving Controllers exchanging data with devices
logical communication relationship between FunctionalEntities for exchanging information and coordinating joint operations
multi-document file (zip package) containing information for using and configuring one or more AutomationComponents
Note 1 to entry: A Descriptor contains Information Model files and other artefacts.
Note 2 to entry: The primary purpose of a Descriptor is to provide and share information for OfflineEngineering.
interaction model involving devices exchanging data with Computes
interaction model involving devices exchanging data with one another
element of an AutomationComponent containing the data and methods needed to configure, control and manage functional behaviour
design phase activity, where, based on data from the vendors of the AutomationComponents, the configuration for AutomationComponents is planned (typically without the hardware available), which gets deployed to the physical Controller, device, or Compute during the commissioning phase at a plant
5GFifth Generation broadband cellular network
APLAdvanced Physical Layer
DCSDistributed Control System
DHCP Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol
DNS Domain Name Service
HMIHuman Machine Interface
IEC International Electrotechnical Commission
IEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
IIoTIndustrial Internet of Things
IPCIndustrial Personal Computer
MESManufacturing Execution System
PASProcess Automation System
PLCProgrammable Logic Controller
QoSQuality of Service
SCADASupervisory Control And Data Acquisition
SPESingle Pair Ethernet
UAFXOPC UA Field eXchange
VLANVirtual Local Area Network
WLANWireless Local Area Network
In this specification, the name of a type without the inclusion of “Type” indicates an instance of the type. For example, the following phrase, “an instance of ConnectionConfigurationSetType,” can be replaced with “a ConnectionConfigurationSet”. The phrase “instances of ConnectionEndpointType” can be replaced with “ConnectionEndpoints”.