Company: General Motors
Headquarters: Detroit
Size of Company: 1,000 or more employees; more than $1B in revenue
Industry: Automotive supplier
Primary Product Line: GM cars and trucks
Name of Project: OPC-UA Specification Implementation in a Production Environment
Project Objective: To prove that an architecture leveraging OPC-UA to facilitate communications to a variety of industrial controllers can simplify integrating manufacturing and enterprise applications in a production environment
Technologies Employed: deviceWISE Enterprise Edition (HP-UX and Unix), ILS Technology, Rockwell PLC, Siemens PLC
Accomplishments/ROI: Streamlined processes to integrate new data points into enterprise applications; improved sustainability of existing systems; reduced time to deploy new systems; reduced dependency on proprietary device protocols and custom applications to communicate with devices; lowered cost to maintain existing proprietary device-to-enterprise communications