In the future, VDMA and VDW will jointly promote the use and dissemination of OPC UA standards for mechanical engineering under the Umati brand. The VDW has already launched the Umati (universal machine tool interface) brand in 2018. In the meantime, numerous other OPC UA Companion Specifications have been developed within the VDMA. In order to give them more visibility, Umati will be extended to the entire mechanical and plant engineering industry as a community for the use and marketing of OPC UA Companion Specifications. The basis is the actual OPC UA interface standardization. The VDMA is currently working on the basic OPC UA for Machinery Companion Specification, which is to be published later this year.
Chromasens has introduced a 3D inspection system designed for detecting imperfections on the surface of metal cylinder heads requiring large field of views.