Heidelberg’s Foilstar – how its cold foil works

Rave installs India’s first Speedmaster CD 102-6 UV plus coater with Foilstar

Labels, beverages, cosmetics, sweets boxes, cigarette boxes, magazines, books, greetings cards are some of the applications that can be decorated with metallic effects on the Foilstar. Photo PSA

Vendor-independent data exchangeB&R’s Aprol control systemUsers of B&R’s Aprol process control system can now get more of the benefits provided by OPC UA. An OPC UA server and OPC UA client are now available directly on Aprol’s Linux-based runtime servers to allow open, vendor-independent communication.Users of B&R’s Aprol process control system can now get more of the benefits provided by OPC UAAll Aprol variables that make the OPC UA server available to other OPC UA clients via read or write access can be defined through a simple selection process. All data points that should be linked can be easily selected via integrated browser functionality for the OPC UA client. Important attributes such as read or write access are made available automatically.

Motor management and control units, compact OPC controllers and other devices can directly exchange all important operating, service and diagnostic data with the OPC UA client. In addition, an OPC UA server can be used to connect any number of HMI panels or Scada systems to the Aprol process control system. Communication can also be set up between Aprol  runtime servers. This is also possible between different Aprol  systems with different software versions. OPC UA now makes it even easier for controllers, HMI panels and Scada systems from any manufacturer to exchange data within B&R’s Aprol process control system.

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