NETSTAL Maschinen AG is now part of the umati community
What expectations do you have of umati, what do you expect from the partnership?
From the partnership with umati we expect that in the medium term a common view of the advantages of a cross-industry standard will prevail among all market participants. We are already convinced that an universal interface based on OPC-UA will bring huge benefits to our customers.
What advantages does umati offer your company and your customers?
umati communicates via a standardised interface and provides important information about machine types and peripherals. This enables our customers to efficiently integrate our machines into their own systems.
How do you evaluate the expansion of the umati initiative to the entire mechanical engineering industry?
We are curious to see how UMATI will find its positioning in relation to existing customer and manufacturer solutions. Standardization will make the topic of increasing efficiency even more important in future implementations.
The traditional Swiss company NETSTAL stands internationally for leading high-performance injection molding machines and system solutions. The product portfolio includes ELIOS and ELION injection molding machines with clamping forces between 800 and 10,000 kN, PET-LINE preform systems for up to 144 cavities, and application-specific turnkey system solutions. Strategic application fields are in the packaging and beverage industry as well as in medical technology. With 12 regional offices and around 20 independent representatives, NETSTAL is present all over the world. The NETSTAL Group employs over 500 people worldwide. The traditional NETSTAL brand goes back to the founding site of the same name in the canton of Glarus. The headquarters and only production plant have been located in the neighboring town of Näfels since 1961. NETSTAL is certified to ISO 9001:2015 (quality) and is an ISO/IEC 17025:2017 accredited calibration laboratory.