Quinx AG is now part of the umati community
What expectations do you have of umati, what do you expect from the partnership?
We are confronted with the diversity of a machine park every day. You might think we have an interest in keeping it that way because we earn money with it. But we see it differently: the non-existence of a standard for machine interfaces blocks the development of the industry. It increases complexity and makes every Industry 4.0 project unnecessarily expensive. It is time for an initiative like umati to prevail and for Industry 4.0 not to remain just theory.” (Stephan Schüpbach, CEO Quinx AG)
What advantages does umati offer your company and your customers?
umati reduces project costs and makes Industrie 4.0 projects affordable even for SMEs. Both in the collection of production data and in automation, umati is a great advantage. Until now, almost every machine has been a special case. With umati, it can be connected without expert knowledge and integrated into an overall process.” (Stephan Schüpbach, CEO Quinx AG)
How do you evaluate the expansion of the umati initiative to the entire mechanical engineering industry?
As international suppliers of system solutions in the mechanical industry, we consider it important that umati does not remain a purely European initiative. It should not happen that umati becomes a differentiator for the European machine manufacturers against the American or Asian ones.” (Stephan Schüpbach, CEO Quinx AG)
About Quinx AG
Quinx AG has been developing and selling system solutions for the mechanical industry for more than 25 years. As early as 1992, Quinx networked CNC machines via data interface and enabled data exchange between the machine and the central server. The seamless integration of the systems is a central issue for Quinx AG. Quinx therefore maintains an open interface policy. One example of this is QMIP — Quinx Manufacturing Information Platform: QMIP collects production data from machines in real time. Applications such as ERP, BI tool (Management Cockpit), MES or CAQ can access this data at any time via pre-defined interfaces.