HART OPC data connectivity
In this option, the gateway collects the data from the WiMon 100 sensors and forwards it to the WDM workstation. There, a HART OPC server is running and exposes the data as an input to the 800xA OPC DA server running on the 800xA System server. The communication between the two OPC servers is possible thanks to ABB Interface Handler. This is an ABB software package that allows two OPC servers to exchange data over a TCP/IP network. The operator can examine the status of the monitored assets through the 800xA Maintenance Workplace where the vibration monitoring system appears. The data is also available to WDM and ABB Analyst tools for further analysis. This scheme is shown in Figure 2.