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umati has new partner Osterwalder AG

November 2020
Author: vdw_schuetz
Company: umati - an initiative sponsored by VDW and VDMA
umati has new partner Osterwalder AG

Osterwalder AG is now member of the umati community.


What expectations do you have of umati, what do you expect from the partnership?

“Providing a standardized “language” for common use cases is essential to drive the numerous IoT initiatives. Umati should bring together machine builders and their usersto pursue common interests.Osterwalder is aiming to establish umati in our specific customer segment.”

What advantages does umati offer your company and your customers?

“The possibility of using a companion specification significantly simplifiesthe implementation ofsuch a communication interface. It is also a great help in communicating with our customers as numerous questions in respect of interface contents and semantics have already been answered. A standardized language facilitates our customers to do the integration in their ecosystems such as MES and ERP.”

How do you evaluate the expansion of the umati initiative to the entire mechanical engineering industry?

“We welcome the expansion to include the various machine manufacturer segments. The more participants the easier it should be to establish umati as a worldwide standard. It is important to strongly coordinate the further development of upcoming companion specifications to avoid to many overlapping coverages of common uses cases.”

About Osterwalder AG

Osterwalder is a specialist in the powder compacting industry.

“As a technology leader and customer-oriented solution provider, we offer manufacturers of powder metallurgy parts the most productive products and services. As a pioneer in powder metallurgy, we make the impossible possible. We have a culture that enables our employees to contribute and implement their own ideas. As a partner we work for you, with you. Teamwork is our focus; we treat each other with respect and appreciation. We offer our customers the best price-performance ratio. For our employees, it is not the hierarchy that counts, but their ability and commitment.”


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