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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 SolutionsPfiffner and control technology experts Beckhoff, Bosch Rexroth, Fanuc, HeidenhainSiemens share their know-how as well as the ISW at Stuttgart university, with their extensive OPC UA knowledge.

 
umati: strong partners developing a universal interface for machine tools.

umati: strong partners developing a universal interface for machine tools (click for full size).

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:

OPC 40501-1 UA for Machine Tools  V 1.00.0  (Companion Specification) (Download: VDMA / OPC-Foundation)

 

Review of the EMO Hannover 2019 showcase

umati Flyer (Version 3: Nov. 2019, English)

EMO Hannover 2019 showcase brochure (EN)

METALEX Thailand 2019 showcase brochure (EN)

METALEX Thailand 2019 showcase brochure (TH)

Events with umati participation

November 2020 Virtual Showcase
   
23.-26.03.2021 METAV 2020 reloaded – Düsseldorf
   

Further information can be found at: http://www.umati.org or https://opcua.vdma.org/en/