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VDMA Online Event: The Global Production Language - OPC UA Companion Specifications on November 10th 2020

By 06.11.2020April 12th, 2022News

On Novem­ber 10th 2020, a world first, immers­ive online event spe­cial­ized on OPC UA Com­pan­ion Spe­cific­a­tions will take place — con­veni­ently from your home office. You will learn more about the approaches and scope of pub­lished or cur­rently being developed OPC UA Com­pan­ion Spe­cific­a­tions for the mech­an­ic­al and plant engin­eer­ing industry.

Key Notes

The key­notes by lead­ing experts cov­er the fol­low­ing topics:

  • the role of OPC UA stand­ards for the mech­an­ic­al engin­eer­ing industry by the VDMA,
  • updates on OPC UA activ­it­ies and har­mon­iz­a­tion approaches of the OPC Foundation,
  • why umati will strengthen the adop­tion of OPC UA stand­ards world wide and
  • how “OPC UA for Machinery” har­mon­iz­a­tion of OPC UA stand­ards for mech­an­ic­al engin­eer­ing industry will serve as the basis for every upcom­ing OPC UA Com­pan­ion Specification.

Par­al­lel Sessions

After those import­ant inform­a­tion you have the choice between mul­tiple par­al­lel ses­sions where experts from the respect­ive branches of mech­an­ic­al and plant engin­eer­ing will present the OPC UA stand­ards for their industry. Unique insights into the devel­op­ment pro­cess as well as the con­tents of the stand­ard will be explained and recom­mend­a­tions for the imple­ment­a­tion will be giv­en. Make sure to stay up to date and vis­it speeches from Atlas Copco, Engel Aus­tria, Homag, ISW Stut­tgart, KUKA, LNI 4.0, Met­tler Toledo, Oskar Fresh, Trumpf, OPC Found­a­tion, Robert Bosch Man­u­fac­tur­ing Solu­tions GmbH, TU Munich, umati, VDMA, VDW, Wit­ten­stein Cyber Motor and WIWA.


Dates and Agenda

Asia and Europe 8:00h until 11:30hCET

Amer­ica and Europe 16:00h until 19:30h CET

The event is free of charge and will be held in eng­lish for all inter­ested parties includ­ing non OPC UA experts and inter­ested parties who want to get a first idea of OPC UA and the upcom­ing standards.

Here you can find the com­plete agenda.

8:00 16:00 Wel­come Recep­tion &  Intro­duc­tion to the webtool 
8:15 16:15 Wel­come & agenda presentation 
Hen­rik Schunk, VDMA Vice President 
Andreas Faath, VDMA
Key Notes
8:30 16:30

Inter­op­er­ab­il­ity in machinery industry: The glob­al pro­duc­tion language
Andreas Faath, VDMA PDF

8:50 16:50 Inter­op­er­ab­il­ity in machinery industry: Col­lec­tion of tech­no­logy bricks 
Stefan Hoppe, OPC Found­a­tion PDF
9:10 17:10 umati — uni­ver­sal machine tech­no­logy interface
Dr. Alex­an­der Broos, VDW PDF
9:25 17:25 OPC UA for Machinery
Heiko Her­den, VDMA PDF
Par­al­lel Sessions
9:45 17:45

OPC UA for Robotics
Bernd Fiebi­ger, KUKA PDF

OPC UA Com­pan­ion Spe­cific­a­tion Test­bed and
OPC UA for Weigh­ing Technology 

Domin­ik Rohr­mus, LNI 4.0 PDF
Eugen Schib­li, Met­tler Toledo PDF

OPC UA for Sur­face Technology
Peter Turczak, Wil­helm Wag­n­er GmbH PDF

OPC UA for Drive Technology
Oliv­er Barth, Wit­ten­stein Cyber Motor PDF

10:15 18:15

OPC UA for Machine Vision
Peter Waske­witz, Robert Bosch Man­u­fac­tur­ing Solu­tions GmbH PDF

OPC UA for Machine Tools
Andreas Wohlfeld, Trumpf; Tonja Heine­mann, ISW Stut­tgart PDF

OPC UA for Integ­rated Assembly Soluions
Mohit Agar­w­al, Atlas Copco PDF

OPC UA for Food Pro­cessing and Pack­aging Machinery
Chris­toph Nophut, TU München PDF

10:45 18:45

OPC UA for Metallurgy
Dr. Kai Ker­ber, Oskar Frech GmbH PDF

OPC UA for Woodworking
Ernst Ess­linger, Homag PDF

OPC UA for Plastics and Rub­ber Machines
Wolfgang Hoeglinger, Engel Aus­tria GmbH PDF

Machinery – Tech­nic­al DeepDive
Timo Hel­frich, VDMA PDF

11:10 19:10 Farewell

Exper­i­ence the new immers­ive online con­fer­ence technology

This event will use edge cut­ting online con­fer­ence tech­no­logy. You will have the pos­sib­il­ity to decide wheth­er you use your own avatar to “vis­it” the “con­fer­ence” and nav­ig­ate through the con­fer­ence build­ing and exper­i­ence the new immers­ive tech­no­logy of con­fer­ences or use the live stream, where you can also choose between the dif­fer­ent speeches and listen the con­ven­tion­al way.


OPC UA stand­ards will sig­ni­fic­antly influ­ence and change the com­mu­nic­a­tion in mech­an­ic­al and plant engin­eer­ing as well as in the man­u­fac­tur­ing and pro­cess industry. In addi­tion, cus­tom­ers like the auto­mot­ive industry of the mech­an­ic­al and plant engin­eer­ing industry will in future demand that products sup­port OPC UA Com­pan­ion Spe­cific­a­tions and thus have stand­ard­ized inter­faces. In the VDMA, over 600 com­pan­ies are cur­rently devel­op­ing inter­face stand­ards, the so-called OPC UA Com­pan­ion Spe­cific­a­tions, in over 35 work­ing groups.

New to OPC UA?

You are inter­ested in a spe­cial train­ing about the fun­da­ment­als of OPC UA? Then the online sem­in­ar “OPC UA Fun­da­ment­als in Mech­an­ic­al Engin­eer­ing” offered by the Maschinen­bau-Insti­tut (a com­pany of the VDMA) might be of use for you. In the sem­in­ar you will learn the basics of OPC UA by means of the­ory and prac­tic­al use cases from mech­an­ic­al engin­eer­ing. Please note that the sem­in­ar is in German.