App: OPC UA Adapter


It is possible to gather production data from machines using OPC UA. Further protocols will follow in the future. Secure Service Hub provides the Application OPC UA Adapter for this purpose. The data gathered from the machine is stored in the Secure Service Hub databases and only accessible for the own tenant. For this purpose, we have developed our public API. Data sharing (e.g with your Service Provider / Machine Manufacturer) is foreseen but not implemented yet. 

Required Permissions

  • ApplicationService.Application.Install
  • ApplicationService.Application.Overview

Dedicated User Role

  • Workshop Manager

App Installation 

  • Navigate to the Applications tab via the left hand navigation menu.
  • Click on the desired version of the OPC UA Adapter application.

The Installations tab shows if an OPC UA Adapter application is already installed on a machine.

The Requirements tab shows the system requirements necessary to install the app on the edge device.
  • Click on to install the selected app on the edge device for the respective asset.

  • Select the Asset where you want to install the application from the Asset dropdown menu.
  • In this menu, it is only possible to select Connected Assets (with a paired edge device) as an edge device and a connection are mandatory. 

  • Configure the application:
    • Buffer time: default 300s (leave at default if uncertain)
    • Device TimeZone override (leave empty if uncertain)
    • OPC UA Endpoint: The endpoint of the assets OPC UA server. If configured by your Service Provider, a default configuration will be displayed here. Please check your machine documentation or contact your Service Provider.
    • OPC UA Username & Password: (leave empty for anonymous authentication): If the OPC UA server is secured with username / password please, enter the values here. The default credentials are often found in the machines' manual.
    • Data Source Config Id*: The Data Source Configuration contains of the data points where data will be collected from and further configurations like sampling and pushing intervals. Usually this configuration should be preselected based on the configuration of your Service Provider. Please contact your Service Provide if this field is empty.
  • Proceed by clicking .

A summary of your input is displayed.

  • Return to your input by clicking  if you want to correct the entries.
  • Click on to install the selected app on the edge device for the respective asset.

A new entry appears in the Installations tab, with a new Installation Status: Installing. A green box at the bottom shows that the installation process was triggered successfully.

The installation is finished as soon as the Installation Status says Installed. The Application is now ready to use.

  • Click on the button at the end of the row to edit the installation settings.

The data collection will start immediately after the installation is finished.

I can not see the "OPC UA Adapter" Application? How can I proceed?

If an application is visible on the applications page or not is dependent on the models of your assets. The application needs to by assigned to a model and configured for this specific  model by the Service Provider of this Asset. Please contact your Service Provider. 

Info for advanced users: It is also possible to manually copy and paste UUIDs of data source if another data source configuration than the default should be used (e.g. for R&D purposes).