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Machine Vision Information-Model Based on OPC UA

The OPC Foundation’s vision for facilitating the creation of globally harmonized information models via OPC UA Companion Specifications reaches its first milestone and demonstrates the path forward to true semantic interoperability -as released by the VDMA Machine Vision Initiative.

OPC UA Companion Specification for MTConnect Released

The OPC Foundation, in conjunction with the MTConnect Institute, announce the release of the jointly developed “OPC Unified Architecture for MTConnect Companion Specification Part 1”. The MTConnect OPC UA Companion Specification expresses the MTConnect stream and device information models via the OPC UA modeling language.

umati -Based on OPC UA- Increases Global Adoption

With umati, the machine tool industry represents a quantum leap for the implementation of Industry 4.0 in production. Today’s customers expect to be able to integrate new machines into their own IT ecosystems with no difficulty. umati does this on the basis of the international interoperability standard OPC UA – easily, quickly and securely.

IPCs and umati – Ideal for Networking Brownfield Installations

With umati, the machine tool industry, for the first time, has a vendor-neutral communication interface specification. In addition, because OPC UA is its underlying technology, umati will be capable of being deployed in future end-to-end solutions spanning entire process chains in the manufacturing industry.

OPC UA Empowers Chem Mfr to Increase Production

For over 100 years, a large global chemicals manufacturer has been leading innovation with gases, technology, and related services used by many industries worldwide. The company’s engineering team began to explore how they could migrate from their traditional method of control to a system of ‘state-based’ control, using OPC UA.

President’s Welcome

No matter in which part of the world you are, as a representative of the OPC Foundation you are always welcomed, since the challenge of industrial interoperability exists worldwide and can only be solved together. Global cooperation and harmonization are key tasks for the OPC Foundation going forward -not just across borders but inside vertical industries as well.

Standing-Room-Only at OPC Foundation Events

Interest in recent OPC Foundation events has reached a fever pitch. At the 1st Interoperability Conference World in April, 32 individual groups participated representing the entire spectrum of industry. In May, at OPC Day Automotive, 300+ attendees learned about OPC UA as the link between IT and factory in automotive manufacturing. In July, OPC Foundation presents a series of events across Asia.