The VDW-Forschungsinstitut e.V. is currently working together with partners and machine tool builders to create a specification of the proposed Transformation Engine.
This Transformation Engine should be implemented by control manufacturers, machine builders and third party providers to further standardize the communication inside a machine. Data from various sources and technologies are transformed to standardized information models and made available via OPC UA.
The project is currently at stage API definition and planned to consist of Transformation Engine Kernel definition and reference implementation as well. For this stage the project team has now created an API definition, which is not publicly available. The VDW and its members invite the professional audience to review the definition and provide feedback and comments.
The API definition document is published as a Release Candidate with the Request for Comments at https://transformationengine.umati.org. It describes the development process and the decisions made to develop the API. Currently this is designed to be implemented in C to allow the application on any necessary platform and device.
- Bridgefield (Magdeburg)
- iT Engineering Software Innovations (Pliezhausen)
- Pragmatic Minds (Kirchheim/Teck)
- CHIRON Group (Tuttlingen)
- DMG Mori (Pfronten)
- EMAG (Salach)
- GROB Werke (Mindelheim)
- Heller (Nürtingen)
- Liebherr-Verzahntechnik (Kempten)
- Trumpf Werkzeugmaschinen (Ditzingen)
- United Grinding Group (Bern)