How to Configure OPC Classic

How to Configure OPC Classic

Process control engineers always have a need to interface field instruments, sensors and actuators with controllers and HMI stations, allowing operators the ability to monitor and control large areas of industrial plants with ease.

In this course, we will introduce the most common method used for sharing data between control system components and applications, OPC Classic.

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How to Configure OPC Classic
  • 1. What is OPC Classic?

    In this video, I will introduce a common and useful method for exchanging data between process control system devices and applications, called OPC Classic.

    OPC Classic is a client-server based application. An OPC server, such as a PLC, provides access to its data by exposing its tag database to ...

  • 2. What is Required to Use OPC Classic?

    In the previous video in this series, I introduced a common and useful method for exchanging data between process control system devices and applications, called OPC Classic.

    In this video, I cover how OPC Servers and OPC Clients are used in modern networked control systems, and I begin to explo...

  • 3. How is OPC Classic configured?

    In this video series, we are demonstrating a common and useful method for exchanging data between process control system devices and applications, called OPC Classic.

    In the previous video, we showed you how OPC Classic is structured and how the client/server architecture can be used to communic...

  • 4. An Example of Using OPC Classic

    In this video, We demonstrate additional considerations when configuring and setting up an OPC Server.

    We then demonstrate an OPC Client from a different manufacturer, and lastly, We show how OPC data can be used in a common application, like Excel.