Uniform interfaces are an important prerequisite on the way to Industrie 4.0. Therefore, VDMA integrates the sector-specific developments around Industry 4.0 and takes an active role in the development of Industrie 4.0 standards.
With the "Reference Architecture Model Industrie 4.0" (RAMI 4.0) developed by the German Plattform Industrie 4.0, a framework was created to structure existing standards and technologies in a manageable way.
The guideline "Interoperability through standardized features" shows how messages can be semanticized, how structures between components can be described in different views, and how identifiers can be used to uniquely identify objects worldwide.
The new VDMA homepage with the topic OPC UA Companion Specifications provides a central overview of current activities on OPC UA in the VDMA. The target group are OPC UA-affine interested parties who would like to inform themselves about existing working groups, their goals and composition, OPC UA Companion Specifications and current news.
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.
Uniform interfaces are an important prerequisite on the way to Industrie 4.0. For the industry, FVA e.V., the German Research Association for Drive Technology, provides a free-available interface for the exchange of gearbox data.
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.
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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Uniform interfaces are an important prerequisite on the way to Industrie 4.0. VDMA is currently focusing on the interface standard OPC UA. This standard should make Industrie 4.0 viable in a few defined steps. A review.
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