Daniel MüllerConsultant Productronic Department (electronics production) Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau (VDMA)
OPC UA for Industry 4.0 in the Mechanical Engineering Industry
Industry 4.0 needs standards and industry standards that mesh together like gear wheels. Together with its partners, the VDMA is driving forward the standardization process both nationally and internationally. One of this standards for communication is OPC UA.
OPC UA is an open interface standard that defines the mechanisms of cooperation in the industrial environment. It enables machinery and plant engineering to digitally network their production. Machines and systems can thus be redesigned as required using Plug & Work - regardless of the manufacturer of the machines and components used in production.