Alleantia, leader for its Plug&Play software solutions applied to the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is partner of UMATI (Universal MAchine Tool Interface), a community of machine manufacturers, and their customers, for the promotion and adoption of open and standardized interfaces based on OPC UA.
UMATI enables the exchange of data between machines, components, and systems and their integration into customer and user-specific IT ecosystems - easily, seamlessly, and securely. A recurring term in manufacturing is efficiency. Many factors contribute to efficient manufacturing, but efficiency will certainly improve if information exchange and sharing are possible. This means create connection among the various "players", and connection improves if there is a common language, opening new potentialities to the production sector of the future. Starting from these key concepts, the UMATI (Universal MAchine Tool Interface) standard was born on the initiative of the German association of machine tool manufacturers VDW (Verein Deutscher Werkzeugmaschinenfabriken).
UMATI was founded in 2017 to develop an open and standardized interface. The mechanical engineering and, more generally, the plant engineering industry has always preferred OPC-UA as a standard for data exchange, and UMATI is based precisely on OPC-UA (IEC 62541) standard.
This international standard is, therefore, the most suitable communication platform for the manufacturing sector, also because of its open model, enabling a simple, fast and secure integration, in favor of interoperability between different types of machines and connected systems.
"Thanks to this partnership with Umati, we will strengthen, even more, our ability to manage data. All this to further support, and effectively, both users and applications by creating processes and business models operating in an increasingly competitive market" says Antonio Conati Barbaro, COO of Alleantia.