How relevant is OPC UA? Why do companies choose this technology? What skills do employees need to have in this area? These and other questions are addressed in the online VDMA study on OPC UA.
Interoperability is a basic prerequisite for machines from different manufacturers to be able to communicate with each other in the digital production world. OPC UA as a technology forms the basis for the factory of the future. Jointly developed standards, the so-called OPC UA Companion Specifications, ensure that two machines that are networked with each other exchange information uniformly: “What type of machine is it? Who is the manufacturer? What device configurations are available? Which process data must be exchanged?”.
One topic — many interests: VDMA study will optimize OPC UA strategy
Discussions with experts have repeatedly shown that company and customer interests are often very diverse, even within one industry. These must be recorded and incorporated into the OPC UA strategy of the VDMA and into the work of the various working groups. In addition, many companies repeatedly ask themselves the question of which employees they should send to working groups or how they can train their employees accordingly in order to be prepared for future challenges.
Your opinion is important: Participate NOW! until January 15th 2021
These and other questions must be answered from the user’s point of view and the results must be incorporated into the association’s OPC UA strategy. To this end, the VDMA will be conducting a study in the coming weeks that addresses the following topics:
- The strategic importance of OPC UA from a company’s point of view
- Technical requirements for an interoperable interface
- Necessary skills of employees on OPC UA
Participation in the study is possible for the general public on this website.
Answering the questions takes between 5 and 15 minutes.
Why should you participate?
Tell us your requirements, so that we can best accompany you on the way to digital production and support you with targeted measures — from the need for an interoperable interface to the joint development of OPC UA Companion Specifications and their implementation.
You have no need for interoperable interfaces at all? Then tell us your reasons and your approach, so that we can include your needs in our future strategy.
The results of the study will be made available to VDMA members and all participants of the study afterwards.