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umati has new partner SML Maschinengesellschaft mbH

SML Maschinengesell­schaft mbH is now part of the umati community


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

We expect a strong and glob­ally accep­ted stand­ard that uni­fies and sim­pli­fies OPC-UA interfaces.
The umati part­ner­ship should make our efforts in stand­ard­isa­tion vis­ible to the gen­er­al pub­lic, our
cus­tom­ers and suppliers.

• What advant­ages does umati offer your com­pany and your customers?

If the man­u­fac­tur­ers of oth­er extru­sion line com­pon­ents join here, integ­rat­ing these will become much
more man­age­able. The expenses for cla­ri­fy­ing the inter­faces would be kept to a minimum.
For our cus­tom­ers, this means that we can integ­rate a spe­cial solu­tion they require, with the same
func­tion­al­ity as our stand­ard solution.
We want to motiv­ate our part­ners to join here as well.

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

This is a neces­sity for industry 4.0. Integ­rat­ing only a few plant com­pon­ents into a sys­tem doesn’t
make much sense. And even if not all val­ues of an ele­ment are nor­m­al­ised, nor­m­al­ising the global
vari­ables will affect the struc­ture and nam­ing of the vari­ables and make them easi­er to read and


About SML Maschinengesell­schaft mbH

SML – Engin­eered to Perform

SML is a man­u­fac­tur­ing com­pany spe­cial­ising in plastics pro­cessing machinery and a glob­al mar­ket and
tech­no­logy lead­er in man­u­fac­tur­ing high-end extru­sion lines. Products man­u­fac­tured on machinery from SML
range from pack­aging films to tex­tile yarns and from med­ic­al applic­a­tions to lam­in­ates and compounds.
SML reg­u­larly leads the way in bring­ing new tech­no­lo­gies and pro­cesses to the extru­sion mar­ket. Our
tech­no­lo­gic­al lead­er­ship is recog­nised around the world, hav­ing been built on dec­ades of exper­i­ence and a
con­stant will­ing­ness to innov­ate. This excel­lence is evid­ent in products such as our top ‑end extru­sion lines for
the pro­duc­tion of stretch film