WEBER Schraubautomaten GmbH is now part of the umati community
What expectations do you have of umati, what do you expect from the partnership?
umati is a platform on which companies can find each other who want to pull together. This is the manufacturer and platform-independent data continuity. This is where the companies that have learned that isolated solutions do not contribute to sustainable success in the long term show themselves. umati increases the level of awareness of these innovative companies and establishes contacts so that they can come together.
What advantages does umati offer your company and your customers?
As a manufacturer of devices and systems for connection technology, the transfer of process data for documentation and analysis has always been an essential part of our scope of services. Our aim is always to provide information that is as open as possible and accessible to all user groups. By contributing to the Companion Specifications based on OPC-UA, standards in data exchange are created for both sides, making life easier for everyone. The CS OPC 40451–1 (OPC-UA for Tightening Systems — Part 1) provides the information model for this purpose, which provides investment security for manufacturers and users. Connections can be created in less time, transparency and efficiency improve.
How do you assess the expansion of the umati initiative to the entire mechanical engineering sector?
This is a necessary and conclusive step. Only those who break down barriers in communication and define standards will be able to communicate without borders.
WEBER is a globally active company that has been producing and selling machines and systems for screwdriving, fastening, feeding and control technology for over 60 years. With solutions for demanding processes in automated screwdriving technology, WEBER guarantees maximum reliability and efficiency.
The company’s strong roots can still be found in Wolfratshausen in Upper Bavaria. With manufacturing and sales companies in Germany, France, the USA, Italy, the Czech Republic and China, WEBER sees itself as a ‘global player’.
400 employees worldwide develop, manufacture and sell top screwdriving automation products — more than 1,000 machines and systems leave the production facilities south of Munich every year.