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umati: universal machine tool interface


There‘s no better connection than that of a common language – which is also true for machine tools. The easier they exchange and share information, the more efficient they are.

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







Review of the EMO Hannover 20019 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

20.-23.11.2019 Thai METALEX – Bangkok Thailand (Hall 99, booth AL 29)
26.-28.11.2019 SPS – Nürnberg – ISW/umati booth (Hall 3, booth 358)
10.-13.03.2020 METAV 2020 – Düsseldorf


Further information can be found at: https://www.umati.info