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universal machine technology interface


umati - an initiative sponsored by VDW and VDMA
Lyoner Straße 14
60528 Frankfurt am Main
+49 69 756081-64
+49 69 756081-11

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About umati

There‘s no better connection than that of a common language – which is also true for machinery. The easier machines exchange and share information, the more efficient they are.

umati is a community of suppliers of machinery and related components. It primarily addresses the end user of machinery to connect production equipment with software and IT systems, enabling participation in a data driven economy -- easily, securely, and seamlessly. A secondary aspect is to foster horizontal integration and communication between machinery and components themselves. While using the global interoperability standard OPC UA as a technological basis, the umati community combines global outreach, visibility, marketing, and quality assurance to deliver “plug and play” as a customer benefit.

umati was founded in summer of 2018 by a joint effort of 17 partners from the machine tool industry under the roof of VDW, the German Machine Tool Builders Association. Since the beginning of 2020, it is being operated jointly by VDW and VDMA, the Mechanical Engieering Industry Association. It is open for particpants from all around the world.
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Service Spectrum: Represented in 586 categories

Machine tools
Boring machines
Milling machines
Machining centres
Flexible manufacturing cells and systems
Transfer machines and machining units
Grinding machines
Tool grinding machines
Gear cutting and finishing machines
Planing, shaping, slotting and broaching machines
Sawing and cutting-off machines
Screwing and threading machines
Honing, lapping and polishing machines
Deburring machines
Sheet metal cutting machines
Sheet metal blanking, punching machines
Sheet metal forming machines
Sheet metal machining centres and flexible sheet metal machining
Presses for special applications
Bar, section and tube working machines
Wire forming machines
Machines for the production of bolts, nuts, screws and rivets
Metal forming (massive) machines
Electroerosive and electrochemical machines
Machines for marking and engraving
Parallel kinematic machines
Micro machining
Services for production