December 16 and 17, the umati (universal machine technology interface) community enters the next level for proving connectivity through its standards. The umati operators VDW and VDMA present an online event featuring expert talks and live demonstrations by five core partners from the machine tool group (Grob, Heller, Liebherr-Verzahntechnik, Trumpf and United Grinding Group).
During the umati WebEvent, these partners will present products integrating the functionality of the OPC UA for Machine Tools (OPC UA 40501–1) and OPC UA for Machinery (OPC UA 40001–1) specifications for the first time. Both specifications were published in September 2020 and considerably simplify the connection of machine tools to production-related IT systems.
umati is a community of the machine building industries and their customers for the promotion and adoption of open, standardised interfaces based on the global production language OPC UA. umati facilitates the data exchange between machines, components and installations and their easy, seamless and secure integration into customer- and user-specific IT ecosystems. It’s an initiative to exploit new potentials for the production of the future as even in the world of machinery there’s no better connection than a common language.