Hi, I’m trying to establish communication with an Applikon bioreactor controller [ez-Control] which is normally operated with proprietary software called BioXpert. We do not have a usable copy of BioXpert. Supposedly the controller will interface with non-proprietary SCADA systems (via OPC).
The bioreactor controller is in the same room with me and connected to my workstation by wired Ethernet. I can ping the controller, open Telnet to it, and watch packets on Wireshark.
But how do I send commands or view data? Do I need drivers? Do I need Matrikon’s Applikon OPC server?
Are there other people using RapidSCADA to run bioreactors?