Recording of the OPC UA panel discussion now available


The recording of the panel "Future of Industrial Production - OPC UA as the World Language of Production" at the digital SPS Connect trade fair 2020 is now available for download.

With the target image of Plug & Produce, the machinery and plant engineering industry is making great efforts to develop a common language for industrial communication. While the OPC Foundation is providing the grammar with the OPC UA communication architecture, the vocabulary is being standardized by the VDMA together with its members.

Learn more about the big picture as well as the need, benefits and challenges of OPC UA standardizations in this panel discussion. Gain insight into how VDMA is harmonizing the OPC UA Companion Specifications of the machinery and equipment industry to define the global language of manufacturing. Also find out how umati - the universal machine technology interface - can support you in the implementation of OPC UA in the future.

First, learn in a short presentation by Andreas Faath (Head of Interoperability at VDMA) what the world language of production is all about and how OPC UA technology and VDMA are related to it.

This will be followed by the panel discussion, in which the heterogeneous composition of the panel will illuminate a wide variety of perspectives on the topic.

Look forward to:

  • Stefan Hoppe(President of the OPC Foundation)
  • Henrik Schunk(Vice President of the VDMA & Managing Partner of the Schunk Group)
  • Dr. Andreas Wohlfeld(Lead Architect Smart Factory at TRUMPF, Speaker of the Industrial Advisory Board Interoperability at VDMA & representative of the JWG OPC UA for Machinery) and
  • Ernst Esslinger(Director at HOMAG Group, Chairman of JWG Woodworking Machinery & Board Member of the Industrial Digital Twin Organization).

Speekers: Faath, Hoppe, Schunk, Dr. Wohlfeld, Esslinger