Fagor Automation has joined Umati, an initiative of VDW, the German Machine Tool Builders’ Association. Umati‘s aim is to establish a worldwide standard for the connectivity of machine tools and is based on an OPC UA companion specification.
There‘s no better connection than 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.
At the EMO Hannover 2019 Umati will be showing a demonstration of the interface standard in a special show. Trade visitors can inform themselves about the project in hall 9 and learn how a central consolidation of the data on a demo dashboard takes place. Implementations of the common interface can be experienced at the project partners’ booths (Fagor Automation booth, among others) throughout the show. They feature various machines and controllers which connect to a variety of communication partners and the Umati demo dashboard.
Connectivity with Umati is simple, secure and future-oriented. Any machine with Umati interface can be easily connected with applications. In this context, Fagor Automation keeps moving forward within the Industry 4.0 framework to support its customers in the digital transformation process.