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Integrate an OPC UA MDIS Server Directly in Your ControlLogix PLC Chassis
Do you have a subsea oil production application where you need to easily connect the topside platform DCS to a subsea electronics module?
Have you used Modbus in the past and spent a ton of time on integration and testing?
Now you can turn your ControlLogix PLC that’s controlling the subsea electronics module into an OPC UA MDIS Server and easily connect to your topside OPC UA MDIS-compliant DCS client.
The eATM (Enterprise Appliance Transaction Module) in-chassis module puts an OPC UA MDIS Server inside your ControlLogix PLC providing access to subsea tree information with methodes in the PLC and enabling connectivity to OPC UA MDIS clients.
The OPC UA MDIS Information Model objects (like valves, chokes, instrumentation) are pre-defined and recognized by the PLC and the OPC UA MDIS Methods (Move Valve, Step Choke) are pre-defined and recognized by the DCS. As a result, integration time is drastically reduced and a higher quality integration is produced.
eATM OPC UA MDIS Server has been developed making use of the Rockwell Automation Encompass Product Partner program. It enables Softing to design ControlLogix in-chassis modules directly accessing backplane data and control tags.