METAV, the traditional German trade show for metalworking and manufacturing goes digital! From March 23–26, 2021, it opens as a digital venue. 3D booths and immersive navigation provide a unique experience. Find out more at https://metav-digital.de and umati is part of it!
umati hosts a community booth following the appearance as it was already used for the umati WebEvent in December 2020.
The core element is the umati demonstrator. This consists of a data hub to which machines are connected live, as well as a dedicated dashboard. “umati thrives on users directly experiencing data connectivity,” knows Dr. Alexander Broos, Head of Research and Technology at VDW. “That’s why the virtual exhibition stands and real machines are connected via umati’s own dashboard at https://umati.app. The data can be viewed live via the respective link symbol on the exhibition stands. Thus, trade show visitors follow the processing action without delay.”
The center of the joint stand is a central umati community booth. At this, visitors can obtain general information about umati, OPC UA and the possibilities as well as added values that open interface standards create. Employees of the VDW and the Institute for Control Engineering of Machine Tools and Manufacturing Units (ISW) at the University of Stuttgart will be there to provide more in-depth information.
At various other booths around the central booth, the participating partner companies will present themselves. For this purpose they use so-called ‘Partner Points’, small stands in umati design. Interested visitors can move between the main booth and partner stands and pick up detailed information from the manufacturers there. They can reach out to contact persons as well as communicate with them and have a look at the connected machinery or software. Furthermore, contact data can be mutually exchanged in the business card portal; interaction is encouraged via chat or video conference.