It contains various building blocks for machinery that allow use cases across different types of machines and components of machines. These building blocks can either be used in other companion specifications or directly in an information model.
The first version was published in 09/2020 and was one of the first OPC UA companion specifications to be fully endorsed by the umati community. Recently, the version was updated to address additional use cases and will continue to be updated in the future.
The implemented use cases for the identification of machines and components form the basis for the “Plug & Work” target image, as aggregates from a wide range of industries can be identified in the same way and enable machine- and manufacturer-independent recognition between diverse network participants.