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OPC 40530 UA for Laser Systems

The OPC 40530 series specifies an OPC UA Information Model for Laser Systems.

A laser sys­tem is con­sidered a self-con­tained unit, includ­ing the laser source and all required sub­sys­tems, such as the con­trol sys­tem for the laser source, optics, cool­ing aggreg­ates and oth­ers. Hence, one or sev­er­al laser sys­tems may be a sub­com­pon­ent of a lar­ger machine. The goal of this com­pan­ion spe­cific­a­tion is to provide a stand­ard­ized and extend­able inter­face for the integ­ra­tion of laser sys­tems into an OPC UA environment.

This inter­face shall then provide laser sys­tem main­tain­ers with easy and robust access to inform­a­tion, based on which they can optim­ize their indi­vidu­al pro­cesses and derive addi­tion­al value. One example would be the enabling of fast and tar­get-ori­ented main­ten­ance meas­ures or the on-demand stock part man­age­ment of ser­vice life parts. This is primar­ily achieved by provid­ing data regard­ing the laser sys­tem type, iden­tity, and past and cur­rent states/conditions.

The Com­pan­ion Spe­cific­a­tion devel­op­ment was ini­ti­ated and fun­ded by:

The doc­u­ment was cre­ated by a joint work­ing group of the OPC Found­a­tion and the VDMA, which involved 40 experts from North Amer­ica, Asia, and Europe.

The fol­low­ing are the use cases covered in Ver­sion 1.0 pub­lished Feb­ru­ary 2024:
Laser Sys­tem Run­ning or Not Running
Errors and Warnings
Inform­a­tion about the Next Maintenance
Uni­form Iden­ti­fic­a­tion of Laser Systems
Recipe Set­tings and Overview
Activ­ity Log­ging Information
Con­di­tion Data Monitoring
Con­sump­tion Data

Dr. Sven Breit­ung, Joint Work­ing Group Vice Chairperson
VDMA – Machinery and Equip­ment Man­u­fac­tur­ers Association

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