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universal machine technology interface


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60528 Frankfurt
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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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