I haven't any experience with the ABB DCS system really, but since it seems to support OPC as you say I would not see why it shouldn't be usable with LabVIEW DSC.
HWJ wrote:Hi wanted to ask if LabVIEW 8.0 and its DSC module can be used to interface with ABB Distributed Control System (DCS) via OPC?If possible, anyone could offer any website for reference of information? Thanks.
Message Edited by rolfk on 05-16-2006 10:01 AM
HWJ hello, I hope things are well.
National Instruments provides OPC server software that is capable of communicating with a large number of PLCs, RTUs, and a host of other industrial devices. Each channel or register item of the hardware device is exposed as an OPC data item. Please take a look at this site for a list of National Instruments supported devices.
Please post if you have further questions.
I would think that the best way to find this out would be to contact ABB directly. If they do not have an OPC server for their DCS system then things are getting a little hairy I'm afraid. Maybe there are ABB partners out there that have developed such a solution if ABB didn't do it themselves but then the ABB sales people should know that too and they probably are quite willing to tell you if there are such solutions.
HWJ wrote:Hi to be more specific, the question should be if anyone knows which are the OPC servers that supports the ABB DCS systems?and is LabVIEW and its module able to program with this OPC server?Are there any specific OPC servers that can only be used? or any should do the job? ie SQL?