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Blechexpo, 7-10 Nov 2023

By 06.11.2023April 3rd, 2024Events

Blechexpo at Messe Stuttgart (Germany) presents the entire process chain of cold-forming sheet metal processing and the associated thermal or mechanical cutting, joining and connection technology. umati will be there to represent its community and the newly published the OPC UA Companion Specification for Metal Forming.


Met­al form­ing and related tech­no­lo­gies are an import­ant sub-sec­tor of the machine tool and metal­work­ing industry. Blech­expo is the estab­lished show­case in south­ern Ger­many to dis­play machinery, tools, pro­cessing equip­ment up to join­ing and con­nec­tion technologies.


umati will be present in Hall 9, booth 9502, rep­res­ent­ing its com­munity of more than 320 partners.


Fur­ther­more, umati will intro­duce the latest devel­op­ment in OPC UA for Machine Tools: the new Com­pan­ion Spe­cific­a­tion OPC 40503 “UA for Met­al Form­ing”. A mul­tina­tion­al joint work­ing group has worked to cre­ate a new stand­ard spe­cific­ally for the needs of the met­al form­ing industry. The stand­ard ref­er­ences the OPC 40501–1 “UA for Machine Tools” spe­cific­a­tion and aims at the fol­low­ing use cases:


  • Provid­ing OPC UA for Machine Tools Use Cases using the Machine Tools Facets
  • Provid­ing access to repet­it­ive form­ing data and cyc­lic monitoring
  • Provid­ing access to char­ac­ter­ist­ic form­ing pos­i­tions and cyc­lic monitoring
  • Provid­ing inform­a­tion for met­al form­ing tool-spe­cif­ic parameters
  • Provid­ing Pro­cess Val­ues from func­tion­al work­ing units related to the form­ing process
  • Cyc­lic Mon­it­or­ing of spe­cif­ic job parameters
  • Cyc­lic Mon­it­or­ing for form­ing part-spe­cif­ic information
  • Noti­fic­a­tion if spe­cif­ic met­al form­ing con­di­tions appear dur­ing processing

Mem­bers of the Joint Work­ing Group:

  • Aida
  • Amada
  • AP&T Group
  • Fanuc
  • Japan Form­ing Machinery Association
  • Komatsu
  • Mit­subishi Electric
  • Mur­atec
  • Oster­walder
  • Schuler Group
  • SMS Group
  • Trumpf