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The Global Production Language – OPC UA Companion Specifications

10. Nov 2020

New Online Event: The Global Production Language – OPC UA Companion Specifications on November 10th 2020

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On November 10th 2020 in this first time ever world wide immersive event specialized on OPC UA Companion Specifications you will learn more about the approaches and contents of already published or currently being developed OPC UA Companion Specifications of the mechanical and plant engineering industry – flexibly and conveniently in your home office.

Dates and Agenda

8:00 16:00 Welcome Reception &  Introduction to the webtool 
8:15 16:15

Welcome & agenda presentation 
Andreas Faath, VDMA

Key Notes
8:30 16:30

Interoperability in machinery industry: The global production language 
Andreas Faath, VDMA

8:50 16:50

Interoperability in machinery industry: Collection of technology bricks 
Stefan Hoppe, OPC Foundation

9:10 17:10 Umati
Dr. Alexander Broos, VDW
9:25 17:25

OPC UA for Machinery
Heiko Herden, VDMA

Parallel Sessions
9:45 17:45

OPC UA for Robotics
Bernd Fiebiger, KUKA

Labs Network Industrie 4.0
Dominik Rohrmus, LNI 4.0

OPC UA for Surface Technology
Peter Turczak, Wilhelm Wagner GmbH

OPC UA for Drive Technology
Oliver Barth, Wittenstein Cyber Motor

10:15 18:15

OPC UA for Machine Vision
Carsten Born, Vitronic GmbH

OPC UA for Machine Tools
Andreas Wohlfeld, Trumpf; Tonja Heinemann, ISW Stuttgart

OPC UA for Integrated Assembly Soluions
Mohit Agarwal, Atlas Copco

PC UA for Food Processing and Packaging Machinery
Christoph Nophut, TU München

10:45 18:45

OPC UA for Metallurgy
Dr. Kai Kerber, Oskar Frech GmbH

OPC UA for Woodworking
Ernst Esslinger, Homag

OPC UA for Plastics and Rubber Machines
Wolfgang Hoeglinger, Engel Austria GmbH

Machinery – Technical DeepDive
Timo Helfrich, VDMA

11:10 19:10 Farewell



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Key Notes

In this immersive event you will get an overview of

  • the Role of OPC UA standards for the mechanical engineering industry by the VDMA,
  • updates on OPC UA activities and harmonization approaches of the OPC Foundation,
  • why umati will stregthen the adoption of OPC UA standards world wide and
  • how „OPC UA for Machinery“ harmonization of OPC UA standards for mechanical engineering industry will serve as the basis for every upcomeing OPC UA Companion Specification.


Parallel Sessions

After those important information you have the choice between multiple parallel running slots where experts from the respective branches of mechanical and plant engineering will present the OPC UA standards for their industry. Unique insights into the development process as well as the contents of the standard will be explained and recommendations for the implementation will be given. make sure to stay up to date and visit speeches from Atlas Copco, Engel Austria, Homag, ISW Stuttgart, KUKA, Mettler Toledo, Oskar Fresh, Trumpf,OPC Foundation, TU Munic, umati, VDMA, VDW, Vitronic, Wittenstein Cyber Motor and WIWA.


Experience the new immersive online conference technology

This event will use edge cutting online conference technology. You will have the possibility to decide whether you use your own avatar to „visit“ the „conference“ and navigate through the conference building and experience the new immersive technology of conferences or use the live stream, where you can also choose between the different speeches and listen the conventional way.



OPC UA standards will significantly influence and change the communication in mechanical and plant engineering as well as in the manufacturing and process industry. In addition, customers like the automotive industry of the mechanical and plant engineering industry will in future demand that products support OPC UA Companion Specifications and thus have standardized interfaces. In the VDMA, over 600 companies are currently developing interface standards, the so-called OPC UA Companion Specifications, in over 35 working groups.


New to OPC UA but interested? Visit the beginner seminar on OPC UA basics

If you do not yet have OPC UA expertise, the Institute of Mechanical Engineering, VDMA’s advanced training academy, offers you a good introduction to the topic with the virtual seminar „OPC UA Fundamentals in Mechanical Engineering“. In the seminar you will learn the basics of OPC UA by means of theory and practical use cases from mechanical engineering.


▶︎ Further information on the virtual seminar OPC UA Fundamentals in Mechanical Engineering

If you are interested in the training in early November, please contact the MBI directly.


Meike Saia
Program Manager Training Portfolio
Phone: +49 69 6603-1402
Andreas Faath

Andreas Faath

(+49 69) 6603-1495

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10. Nov 2020


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