General Motors

COMPANY: General Motors
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