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22.02.2021
OPC UA for Machinery as a basic specification for mechanical engineering
18.02.2021
VDMA Working Group Additive Manufacturing launches OPC UA activity
28.01.2021
The recording of the panel "Future of Industrial Production - OPC UA as the World Language of Production" at the digital SPS Connect trade fair 2020 is now available for download.
22.12.2020
In the last weeks the OPC-JWG Glass Technology Initiative in cooperation with umati (universal machine technology interface) organized a virtual Plugfest.
21.12.2020
The Air Pollution Control Division began development of a Companion Specification for "Process Air Extraction and Filtration Systems" in July 2019. The aim is to develop a standardized interface for the exchange of data between process air extraction and filtration systems among themselves, to upstream machines, to supporting systems or into higher-level manufacturing systems in a manufacturer- and platform-independent communication network.
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OPC Unified Architecture (OPC-UA) is the data exchange standard for secure industrial communication, independent of the manufacturer or platform, and thus a key technology for Industrie 4.0. The guideline helps German mechanical and plant engineering companies with the introduction and provides practical recommendations.
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25.03.2019
02.11.2018
The definition of uniform interfaces in production is a prerequisite on the way to Industrie 4.0. The VDMA is currently focusing on the interface standard OPC UA and is developing industry-specific OPC UA Companion Specifications. An OPC UA Companion Specification is an information model suitable for all manufacturers which represents the real interfaces between components, machines and systems.
20.06.2018
The definition of uniform interfaces in production is a prerequisite on the way to Industrie 4.0. The VDMA is currently focusing on the interface standard OPC UA and is developing industry-specific OPC UA Companion Specifications. An OPC UA Companion Specification is an information model suitable for all manufacturers which represents the real interfaces between components, machines and systems.