umati: universal machine technology interface
There‘s no better connection than that of a common language – which is also true for machinery. The easier machines exchange and share information, the more efficient they are.
On its way to becoming the global language of production
Since the beginning of 2020, it is being operated jointly by VDW and VDMA, the Mechanical Engieering Industry Association. umati – the universal machine technology interface – relies on OPC UA as an open, universal interface. This enables machines and peripherals to connect to customer-specific IT ecosystems – easy, secure, and seamless. An initiative to exploit new potentials for production of the future — throughout the world.
In a joint effort, 17 partners and VDW created umati (universal machine tool interface). It enables machine tools and peripherals to connect to customer-specific IT ecosystems – easy, secure, and seamless. umati is an open standard for machine tool users throughout the world. It serves to exploit new potentials for manufacturing of the future.
After launching the project in September 2017 at EMO Hannover, machine tool builders Chiron, DMG Mori, Emag, Grob Werke, Heller, Liebherr Verzahntechnik, Trumpf and United Grinding committed themselves to the working group. Application partners GF Machining Solutions, Pfiffner and control technology experts Beckhoff, Bosch Rexroth, Fanuc, Heidenhain, Siemens share their know-how as well as the ISW at Stuttgart university, with their extensive OPC UA knowledge.
Individual mapping and transformation based on OPC UA
umati is based on an OPC UA companion specification. OPC UA is the ideal communication platform for different industrial devices due to its open data model. In addition, umati realizes customer or manufacturer specific mapping and transformation of parameters through standardized configuration.
First details are available here: New dimension in networked production
For Review available:
umati Flyer (Version 3: Nov. 2019, English)
Events with umati participation
|15.-19.09.2020||AMB – Stuttgart|
|05.-09.10.2020||SIMTOS – Südkorea|
|23.-26.03.2021||METAV 2020 reloaded – Düsseldorf|