OMAC has recently entered into a close cooperation with the OPC Foundation. Based on OPC UA communication, this will enable seamless communication and a uniform look and feel across multi-vendor packaging lines. Even though starting out with standardizing packaging, the new approach is of great relevance throughout the entire manufacturing industry.
As the umbrella organization for Europe’s manufacturers of plastics and rubber machinery, EUROMAP develops recommendations that are recognized as industry standards. In mid-September, the EUROMAP working group gathered in Austria to discuss its recommendation for a real-time communication interface for injection molding machines and robots.