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How to use Thingworx OPC UA Services?

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Amethyst

How to use Thingworx OPC UA Services?

Hello Community,

 

In this document from page 206 onwards, OPC UA Services are described. How would i use these services in Thingworx? I`m currently looking for an alternative to OPC Aggregator (Kepware Server) to connect a OPC Server running on a Raspberry Pi to the platform and thought I could maybe use the Services?

 

Thank you!

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Re: How to use Thingworx OPC UA Services?

The document you linked to is the instructions for the ThingWorx Industrial Connectivity product, which is essentially a rebranded version of Kepware.

 

Building your own hardware from available single board computers is complicated to get working reliably. If you need reliable connections from devices to ThingWorx I would recommend looking in the ThingWorx Marketplace for devices that have been tested to work with ThingWorx:

https://marketplace.ptc.com/home

 

This device has many different configuration options available:

https://marketplace.ptc.com/apps/197049/option-wireless-cloudgate#!overview

 

 

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Re: How to use Thingworx OPC UA Services?

The document you linked to is the instructions for the ThingWorx Industrial Connectivity product, which is essentially a rebranded version of Kepware.

 

Building your own hardware from available single board computers is complicated to get working reliably. If you need reliable connections from devices to ThingWorx I would recommend looking in the ThingWorx Marketplace for devices that have been tested to work with ThingWorx:

https://marketplace.ptc.com/home

 

This device has many different configuration options available:

https://marketplace.ptc.com/apps/197049/option-wireless-cloudgate#!overview

 

 

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Re: How to use Thingworx OPC UA Services?

Thanks for the reply.

 

So if I understand correctly, the ThingWorx Industrial Connectivity product is a physical device that is used for these kind of connections? 

 

Re: How to use Thingworx OPC UA Services?

ThingWorx Industrial Connectivity is software that runs on a device running Windows. If you do not already have a Windows device connected to your device network there are several ThingWorx partners that make them. There are also partners that make dedicated gateway hardware that connect to both devices and ThingWorx.

 

Regarding your other questions, were you able to get EMS working?

Re: How to use Thingworx OPC UA Services?

Ok I understand. My goal was to completely eridicate the Windows machine inbetween the Raspberry Pi and Thingworx, but it seems that ThingWorx Industrial Connectivity won`t be a solution then (The other solution I tried was OPC Client Extension, but that did not work well with my OPC server). Thanks for clarifying.

 

It partly worked, but I`m currently having unrelated issues with the local WLAN network. As soon as this is fixed I`ll try it and come back to the question with my results.