To develop an OPC UA Companion Specification for non-destructive testing, a working group was founded in the DGZfP Technical Committee NDT 4.0, which is to be converted into a Joint Working Group together with the OPC Foundation and the VDMA in the course of the year. Dr. Johannes Vrana has taken over the management of the working group and Frank Leinenbach (IZFP) and Dirk Hofmann (TU Dresden) have been won as editors of the Companion Specification. The first meeting took place at the beginning of April. There the basis for the development of the use cases for the Companion Specifications was laid.
Chromasens has introduced a 3D inspection system designed for detecting imperfections on the surface of metal cylinder heads requiring large field of views.