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umati has new partner JSP GmbH

By 13.10.2022October 14th, 2022Partner News

JSP GmbH is now part of the umati community

What expect­a­tions do you have of umati, what do you expect from the partnership? 

“JSP is pion­eer­ing digit­al trans­form­a­tion of mould­ing pro­cesses with­in the EPP com­munity. Togeth­er with VDMA we have star­ted an ini­ti­at­ive with an object­ive to write a spe­cific­a­tion for stand­ard­ised data exchange inter­faces based on OPC UA for particle foam machinery. We expect that the part­ner­ship with umati will help us to pro­mote OPC UA data exchange stand­ards across the entire EPP com­munity (includ­ing machine makers and moulders) and will con­trib­ute to the accel­er­a­tion of digit­al trans­form­a­tion of the industry.”


What advant­ages does umati offer your com­pany and your customers? 

“Today, it takes a lot of effort for our cus­tom­ers to get access to pro­cess data from their mould­ing equip­ment. This is often the main bar­ri­er for many of our cli­ents to start think­ing about more ambi­tious digit­al pro­jects. We are hop­ing that sim­pli­fic­a­tion of con­nectiv­ity using umati OPC UA based stand­ard will allow our cus­tom­ers to reduce this ini­tial invest­ment, neces­sary to con­vert their mould­ing machine into an IIoT device and make pro­cess data more access­ible. The main advant­age for JSP is that for ARPRO cus­tom­ers who have access to their pro­cess data, we are already offer­ing con­nectiv­ity between their machinery and our DDE (Dynam­ic Data Exchange) plat­form. With this con­nec­tion JSP can offer new types of digit­al ser­vices based on data aggreg­a­tion and machine learn­ing mod­els, which are highly bene­fi­cial in pro­duc­tion optim­isa­tion and enabling ARPRO cus­tom­ers to exploit added value from their data.”

 How do you eval­u­ate the expan­sion of the umati ini­ti­at­ive to the entire mech­an­ic­al engin­eer­ing industry?

 “This ini­ti­at­ive is one of the neces­sary steps towards the mod­ern­isa­tion of the man­u­fac­tur­ing infra­struc­ture and devel­op­ment of prac­tic­al applic­a­tions with­in the digit­al trans­form­a­tion domain. Stand­ard­isa­tion of com­mu­nic­a­tion pro­to­cols accel­er­ates a con­ver­sion of man­u­fac­tur­ing equip­ment into IIoT devices oper­at­ing with­in the same net­work. The power of such a net­work can dra­mat­ic­ally increase the ana­lyt­ic­al poten­tial and offer a new set of oppor­tun­it­ies to invent applic­a­tions based on arti­fi­cial intel­li­gence (AI).”

About JSP

JSP INTERNATIONAL SARL is a French sub­si­di­ary of the Japan­ese group JSP Cor­por­a­tion foun­ded in 1962. JSP is lis­ted on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, the major share­hold­er of which is Mit­subishi Gas Chem­ic­al Company.

JSP is a world­wide lead­er and spe­cial­ist in ther­mo­plastic foams deliv­er­ing solu­tions for mul­tiple indus­tri­al sec­tors includ­ing auto­mot­ive, pack­aging and con­struc­tion. JSP is the only com­pany with a glob­al foot­print in research, devel­op­ment and pro­duc­tion in the field of expan­ded polypro­pyl­ene (EPP) particle foams and has over 3000 employ­ees across the globe.  Sus­tain­ab­il­ity and Innov­a­tion are key areas of focus for JSP. Back in 2008, JSP was the first EPP man­u­fac­turer to offer a grade with recycled con­tent and will con­tin­ue to devel­op products that are part of the cir­cu­lar eco­nomy. As the mar­ket lead­er with ARPRO, JSP devel­ops innov­at­ive solu­tions to make products safer, light­er, more cost effect­ive and sus­tain­able. JSP’s applic­a­tion spe­cial­ists help cus­tom­ers increase their com­pet­it­ive edge through the innov­at­ive use of ARPRO.