The K is the world’s no.1 trade fair for plastics and rubber.
From 19 to 26 October 2022, many machine manufacturers will use OPC UA at the K in Düsseldorf and demonstrate that the data exchange between the machines works not only in theory, but also in reality. In addition, the umati demonstrator is used to display live data from the connected machines via smartphone. The visitor not only has access to general data for identifying the machine, but also to dynamic status and process values. Another possibility to access the data will be in the VDMA dome, booth CE 01, placed in the outdoor area between the halls.
What the demonstrator exemplifies as a showcase application forms the basis for commercial MES systems with extensive analysis options as well as horizontal communication between machines for process optimization. By agreeing on OPC UA as the technology in combination with the standardized information models, the integration of machines from different manufacturers into a common system is considerably simplified.