VDMA Online Event "The Global Production Language - OPC UA Companion Specifications": successfully completed
On November 10, 2020 the world's first immersive online event on OPC UA took place. Participants of the event learned about the approaches and contents of already published or currently under development OPC UA Companion Specifications of the mechanical and plant engineering industry - flexible and convenient in your home office.
OPC UA standards will significantly influence and change the communication in mechanical and plant engineering as well as in the manufacturing and process industry. In addition, customers like the automotive industry of the mechanical and plant engineering industry will in future demand that products support OPC UA Companion Specifications and thus have standardized interfaces. In the VDMA, over 600 companies are currently developing interface standards, the so-called OPC UA Companion Specifications, in over 35 working groups.
In this immersive event there was an overview of:
- the Role of OPC UA standards for the mechanical engineering industry by the VDMA,
- updates on OPC UA activities and harmonization approaches of the OPC Foundation,
- why umati will stregthen the adoption of OPC UA standards world wide and
- how "OPC UA for Machinery" harmonization of OPC UA standards for mechanical engineering industry will serve as the basis for every upcomeing OPC UA Companion Specification.
All slides and the videos of the presentations are available for download here.
If you are still unclear about the lectures held, it is advisable to have a look at the article on frequently asked questions. Otherwise you are welcome to contact us directly.
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Welcome & agenda presentation
Dr. Alexander Broos, VDW
New to OPC UA? Visit the beginner seminar on OPC UA basics
If you do not yet have OPC UA expertise, the Institute of Mechanical Engineering, VDMA's advanced training academy, offers you a good introduction to the topic with the virtual seminar "OPC UA Fundamentals in Mechanical Engineering". In the seminar you will learn the basics of OPC UA by means of theory and practical use cases from mechanical engineering.