Textechno is now part of the umati community
What expectations do you have of umati, what do you expect from the partnership?
With the umati partnership we underline the need for open, feature-rich, and certified communication standards for tight integration between production machines, testing instruments and control systems. A strong partnership will help explore the potential and shape the future of integration using OPC-UA.
What advantages does umati offer your company and your customers?
Umati allows us to showcase integration and integrity of our instruments in a diverse production environment. Our customers are assured of a flawless integration of our devices. At the same time, the potential of in-depth interconnectivity is highlighted.
How do you evaluate the expansion of the umati initiative to the entire mechanical engineering industry?
As SME we are constantly challenged by our customers to interface with their proprietary production control and execution systems. For us it is important that umati promotes the OPC-UA standard across the industry and that a common understanding is formed among those who implement OPC-UA for instance by making broad use of companion specifications.
Textechno is a leading manufacturer of precision testing equipment for fibres, yarns and composite materials headquartered in Mönchengladbach, Germany. The company was founded in 1949 and is, together with its subsidiary Lenzing Instruments in Austria, world market and technology leader in the field of man-made fibre and filament yarn testing. Our instruments help ensure that airbags do not burst, belts do not tear, wind blades are stiff and light and much more. Textechno stands for reliable, innovative, and highly automated technology as well as outstanding production quality. Textechno is member of VDMA and received several innovation awards in the recent years for its novel testing instruments.