08.11.2018

VDMA launches new OPC UA Homepage

The new VDMA homepage with the topic OPC UA Companion Specifications provides for the first time a central overview of current activities on the open interface standard OPC UA in the VDMA.

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07.11.2018

Meeting of the OPC UA Working Groups of the VDMA promotes exchange of experience

On November 2nd the first "Meeting of the OPC UA Working Groups in the VDMA" took place. Presentations by experts from the OPC community inform the working group participants about the most important activities and innovations concerning OPC UA. In moderated parallel sessions an intensive exchange of experiences took place between the participants of different working groups.

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06.11.2018

250 participants took part in two OPC-UA symposia in India

VDMA and OPC Foundation organized the symposium "OPC UA Platform Enabler for Industry 4.0" on 22 and 23 October 2018 in the cities of Pune and Bengalore in India. The approximately 250 participants informed themselves about new activities, technology details, application scenarios and political positions around this worldwide communication standard.

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20.06.2018

OPC UA Companion Specifications for Robotics and Machine Vision released

Machines have to speak the same language in the Future´s smart factories. The decisive factor here is the standardization of communication interfaces. Therefore, the VDMA is currently developing industry-specific OPC UA Companion Specifications and has just released the OPC UA Companion Specifications for Robotics and Machine Vision.

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26.09.2017

Industrie 4.0 Communication Guideline Based on OPC UA

OPC UA is an open interface standard that defines the mechanisms of cooperation in the industrial environment. The VDMA prioritizes its activities on this interface standard and gives an important orientation to the machine and plant engineering sector. The VDMA guideline “Industrie 4.0 Communication Guideline based on OPC UA” shows action steps that help to implement Industrie 4.0 communication in the company.

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28.08.2017

Industrie 4.0 requires standardization

VDMA integrates the sector-specific developments around Industry 4.0 and takes up the needs of the companies. One way of considering the needs of small and medium sized enterprises is the active development of Industrie 4.0 standards. The brochure "Standardization & Industry 4.0" gives you an overview of the VDMA activities.

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VDMA launches new OPC UA Homepage
Meeting of the OPC UA Working Groups of the VDMA promotes ...
250 participants took part in two OPC-UA symposia in India
OPC UA Companion Specifications for Robotics and Machine V...
Industrie 4.0 Communication Guideline Based on OPC UA
Industrie 4.0 requires standardization

The political framework conditions need to be right

Whether Germany as an industrial nation succeeds in turning Industrie 4.0 into a business model depends on more than just the companies – important framework conditions need to be agreed with policy-makers and society.

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