Gleason is now part of the umati community.
What expectations do you have of umati, what do you expect from the partnership?
We expect to develop a common, inter-company, inter-process, inter-model standard which enables production assets to communicate directly regarding production and process data, building a base for advanced diagnostics and efficiency/process/product optimization, and finally a Smart Factory.
What advantages does umati offer your company and your customers?
A unified interface standard will enable customers to overcome market restrictions, choosing freely equipment of different manufacturers, connecting assets than never experienced before. For manufacturers, integration of third party services like automation, tooling or software apps should become much easier.
How do you evaluate the expansion of the umati initiative to the entire mechanical engineering industry?
It is very welcome since all elements of production assets will need to fit with each other to really optimize processes.
Gleason is a global leader in gear technology. Gleason’s “Total Gear Solutions” claim ranges from the development, production and sales of gear and transmission design software, gear manufacturing machines and related accessories, to metrology centers and automation systems. Gleason products are used by customers in the automotive, commercial vehicle, aerospace, agricultural, mining, energy, construction, power tool, marine and many other industrial equipment markets. Gleason has manufacturing facilities in the U.S., Brazil, Germany, Switzerland, India, China and Japan, and operates sales and service offices in North and South America, Europe and Asia Pacific. For more information about Gleason Corporation, please visit www.gleason.com.