BMW OPC UA and Edge Computing Use

AutomationWorld | Jun 24, 2021 at 2:00 AM
  • Since the shift to Industry 4.0 first began, interoperability has been a central challenge.
  • To solve these issues, BMW sought to use OPC UA to standardize the various custom interfaces individual facilities had developed with the goal of improving maintainability and allowing new applications to be scaled more easily across the entire enterprise.
  • Backhaus noted that edge computing was also vital to BMW’s integration of OPC UA because it allowed high quantities of data being pulled from peripheral devices such as cameras to undergo preprocessing before being sent upward to the cloud.