Operation with generic OPC
The Freelance DCS supports communication via OPC, which enables you to integrate 3rd party controllers or any other type of equipment or systems that supports this technology.
The Freelance OPC gateway (server) allows OPC clients to access data and alarms from the Freelance controllers. The Freelance operator station has a built-in OPC client, which permits you to access data from external OPC servers. Using this, for example, data from third-party controllers with OPC support can be integrated into a custom graphic in Freelance Operations.
As several OPC gateways can be used in the Freelance system, server redundancy can be established using OPC clients that support this function. The Freelance Engineering Tool supports this with the redundant OPC gateway configuration.