MVTec Software GmbH is now part of the umati community
What expectations do you have of umati, what do you expect from the partnership?
MVTec Software GmbH is an international manufacturer of software for machine vision. Our products are used in many different industrial sectors and a wide variety of applications. We have been developing powerful machine vision methods and algorithms since the company was founded more than 25 years ago. In addition, we are committed to partnering with other companies to jointly provide customers with the best possible solution. As a component manufacturer, we see that common standards and interfaces are increasingly important in the area of Industry 4.0. Umati is the ideal platform for this, enabling us to enter into an exchange with other companies from the automation industry. We are sure this will enable us to learn more about interoperability requirements and customer expectations.
What advantages does umati offer your company and your customers?
We see that our customers are increasingly looking for complete solutions. Therefore, it is essential for us to collaborate with other companies. This is precisely where we see the strength of umati. The information exchange and the collaboration between companies that cover different parts of the value chain will only be strengthened in the long term. Umati gives us the opportunity to establish new partnerships, so that our software products can be seamlessly integrated into different applications. Plug-and-play connectivity between machines and software requires a common communication base. Nowadays this also includes authentication and encryption which needs to be implemented in a standardized way. Umati provides the necessary base for this.
How do you evaluate the expansion of the umati initiative to the entire mechanical engineering industry?
The umati initiative makes a significant contribution on the way to Industry 4.0. The additional advantage for customers is that they get the most efficient systems possible. And this is because the simplified integration of the components means that customers now also receive the best component in each case. The approach “everything from a single source”, a supposed advantage that is still current, will lose its validity at the latest when the customer can select exactly those components that best fit his requirements. At the same time, competition will also change and increase to the benefit of the customer, as comparability will increase significantly. This can only be advantageous for the success of Industry 4.0.
About MVTec Software GmbH
MVTec is a leading manufacturer of standard software for machine vision. MVTec products are used in all demanding areas of imaging: semiconductor industry, surface inspection, automatic optical inspection systems, quality control, metrology, as well as medicine and surveillance. By providing modern technologies such as 3D vision, deep learning, and embedded vision, software by MVTec also enables new automation solutions for the Industrial Internet of Things aka Industry 4.0. With locations in Germany, the USA, France and China, as well as an established network of international distributors, MVTec is represented in more than 35 countries worldwide.