If you are using an OPC UA data source, you may want to pull that information into Tulip to utilize in apps. While Kepware and other middleware are options, you can also choose to serve your data over your Edge IO.

Running this connection on your Edge IO will allow you to make fewer round trips to the cloud after each update in your OPC UA server. It can also open the availability to use local OPC UA servers with Tulip.

Preparation

First, make sure your:

Creating Machine Data Source

Next, head over to the Machine page on your Tulip site.

On the Machine page, select the dropdown to locate the Machine Data Sources option.

In the top right, select Create Connector.

You can fill out your OPC UA data as described in this article. However, instead of running on the Cloud Connector Host, you can run on your Edge MC. The final configuration might look something like this:

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