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umati has new partner KUKA AG

By 01.07.2022January 3rd, 2023Partner News

KUKA AG is now part of the umati community


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

The part­ner­ship with umati enables a valu­able exchange with the com­mon goal of rep­res­ent­ing OPC UA for the entire mech­an­ic­al engin­eer­ing sec­tor. The expect­a­tion is clearly to fur­ther pro­mote stand­ard­isa­tion and to make it usable across all machines. umati brings togeth­er a strong group of machine and plant man­u­fac­tur­ers who focus primar­ily on sup­port­ing small and medi­um-sized companies.

What advant­ages does umati offer your com­pany and your customers?

The form of present­a­tion via the umati dash­board is a clear added value. Thanks to the stand­ard­isa­tion ini­ti­at­ive at the VDMA, reli­able filling of the dash­boards is pos­sible, which makes inter­op­er­ab­il­ity really vis­ible. The uni­form dis­play in the dash­board depend­ing on the machine type — wheth­er machine tool or robot — makes it pos­sible to dis­play machine-spe­cif­ic inform­a­tion and make OPC UA tangible.

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

Although there are many dif­fer­ent types of machines in mech­an­ic­al engin­eer­ing whose beha­viour or oper­at­ing data are very spe­cif­ic, all machines nev­er­the­less have sim­il­ar inform­a­tion, such as energy con­sump­tion data or oper­at­ing counters.

The goal of umati and the VDMA is to determ­ine this com­mon inform­a­tion across the entire mech­an­ic­al engin­eer­ing sec­tor and to present it in a stand­ard­ised way in OPC UA. We sup­port this goal.


KUKA is an inter­na­tion­ally act­ive auto­ma­tion group with sales of around EUR 3.3 bil­lion and around 14,000 employ­ees. The com­pany is headquartered in Augs­burg. As one of the world’s lead­ing sup­pli­ers of intel­li­gent auto­ma­tion solu­tions, KUKA offers cus­tom­ers everything from a single source: from robots and cells to fully auto­mated sys­tems and their net­work­ing in mar­kets such as auto­mot­ive, elec­tron­ics, met­al & plastic, con­sumer goods, e‑commerce/retail and health­care. (Status: 31.12.2021)