I would like to know how the commisioning of SetupControl tool works in practice. I'm looking for some user experience.
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What I have already seen in Bosch plants and at suppliers:
Some plants and business areas are providing a MES test server. Either a real computer at the supplier or via router in the cloud. Bosch AE is very exemplary and provides all suppliers access to a test server.
If no test server is available:
Target is that DataSetManager supports OpconXml as well, but priorization is not yet high enough to implement it (and some technical basics would have to be improved in the platform). Feel free to contribute to a higher priorization.
I forgot another solution:
MES SetupControl can also communicate via DAT files with the station, that means there is no dataDownloadRequired (OpconXml) nor DataSet (OPC UA Public Interface) for type data. The DAT files are pushed to the station via the MES Cyclic Update (which is part of the Line Configurator).
This solution has some big advantages:
Disadvantage of Cyclic Update:
In future there could be security limiations or Windows changes in a way that it is not working anymore (because it uses the Remote Registry service).