TSN plus OPC UA as the New Standard for the Industrial World
Industrial communication must be fast, real-time capable and standardized so companies can meet the challenges of digitization. Therefore, WAGO is committed to promoting OPC UA over TSN as a form of communication that will make the cross-level, manufacturer-independent solutions of tomorrow possible.
Efforts are underway around the world to develop communication solutions for real-time and sensor-to-cloud applications in industrial environments. The promising approaches include the future industry standard OPC UA over TSN. The goal of TSN (Time-Sensitive Networking) is to expand conventional Ethernet with the capabilities required for the real-time transmission of data – with a bandwidth of multiple gigabits. In combination with the manufacturer-independent communication protocol OPC UA, it allows fast, easy, secure use of information across different manufacturer systems. Therefore, in the future, WAGO will offer OPC UA over TSN on its controllers.
The advantages of TSN OPC UA:
- Ensures high-performance isochronous communication
- Allows plug-and-produce scenarios through the combination of deterministic communication and information modeling
- One technology allows all application cases through manufacturer-independence and a broad range of uses
- Is fully compatible with the existing Ethernet standard