247FactoryNet is now part of the umati community
What expectations do you have of umati, what do you expect from the partnership?
Dr Daniel Großmann: Mechanical engineering has immense potential in a networked industry. However, this requires standardisation in order to reduce the integration effort. We expect the Umati initiative to unite the manufacturers for the creation of standards. In the partnership with Umati, we would like to contribute our expertise in the area of OPC UA in order to quickly arrive at practical solutions.”
What advantages does umati offer your company and your customers?
Dr Daniel Großmann: “Both we as a system integrator and supplier of digitalisation solutions and our customers benefit from simple, manufacturer-independent integration via an OPC UA information model. This allows us to focus on value-adding work with the data instead of having to spend a lot of effort on data acquisition.”
How do you assess the expansion of the umati initiative to the entire mechanical engineering sector?
Dr Daniel Großmann: “In my opinion, standardisation is crucial for the entire mechanical engineering sector in order to quickly implement digitisation initiatives. From that point of view, the focus on the entire mechanical engineering sector is right and important.”
Dr Daniel Großmann is CTO of 247FactoryNet GmbH