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Universal Robots OPC


Is this possible to communicate with UR10 using OPC standard?

Obviously there is option to communicate with external PLC that controls the robot, but I wondered if you can communicate with just laptop connected to UR via ethernet.

Generically, a UR robot does not run a OPC UA server.
But this could be a very interesting solution, to implement as a daemon service in a URCap.

as @jbm said OPC UA would be great unfortunatly there is no OPC yet.
But it would be interesting for me as well.


There is an intermediate solution for this topic, over Modbus a Matrikon driver:

Best Regards,


We have made a OPC UA URCap. If you are interested, please contact me at lars@rocketfarm.no

Best regards,
Lars Bårdgard Åstveit