The Masterbus 300 was originally developed by ABB, a global supplier in Pulp & Paper, Metals &Minerals, Power distribution and Power generation. In the 1980’s ABB developed the Masterpiece DCS controller that was a fully functional DCS system with all functions and features of such. Over the years a lot of Masterpeice and its successor Advant control have been installed over the world and are still in operation today. The most common contorllers are ABB Advant Controllers AC410 and AC 450 and ABB Masterpiece 280/1. The different cards that supports Masterbus 300 are ABB CS 513 and ABB DSCS 140.

The operator interfaces and connections to other systems like Historians were not that developed and therefore Novotek started the development of the MB300 OPC server for Masterbus300. The original development was made in 2005 and since then roughly 200 Masterbus 300 OPC server licenses have been delivered to plants all over the world. The product has continuously been developed and improved with more functionality and support for newer platforms. According to the customers it is just as reliable as and even faster than the standard solution from ABB. Over the last years we have seen bigger and bigger installations that have kept the old AC410, AC 450 and ABB Masterpiece 280 DCS controllers, and used the Masterbus 300 OPC server to communicate with modern DCS-Systems like Siemens PCS7, Siemens T3000,  Emerson Delta V and Ovation and even SCADA/HMI like GE iFIX and Cimplicity and other vendors.

Novotek kan provide services to help you install och configure the Masterbus 300 OPC Server. We can also convert ABB backup files (*.bax) to text files (*.csv) who can be used to generate tags and objects for the new DCS och SCADA/HMI system. The OPC Server supports the newest Microsoft operations systems like Windows Server 2019 and Windows 10