Rollomatic SA is now part of the umati community
What expectations do you have of umati, what do you expect from the partnership?
We expect that umati will confirm its position as the reference in the machine tool industry for an open and standardized OPC_UA communication protocol which will simplify the integration of our tool grinding and lasering machines in third party software but also simplify the integration of third-party machines in our own monitoring software.
What advantages does umati offer your company and your customers?
As a partner of the umati community our customers will benefit from a plug-and-play solution to retrieve data from their Rollomatic machines with a single, vendor-independent protocol.
The presence of umati as an entity on the internet and tradeshows will also increase our visibility as a machine tool builder that embraces the challenges Industry 4.0 poses for us and our customers.
How do you evaluate the expansion of the umati initiative to the entire mechanical engineering industry?
The expansion of umati towards the complete machine tool industry will facilitate initiatives to increase and simplify the connectivity needed between machines and software to stay competitive in a world that interconnects itself more and more. A fully autonomous factory will become reality and Rollomatic will be a part of that.