VDMA Robotics + Automation starts development of OPC UA Companion Specification for joining technologies
EoAT (End-of-arm Tools)
In 2018, the working group to standardize information model for Grippers was started and a Taxonomy was created as End-of-Arm Tools (EoAT).
In May 2019, manufacturers of various tightening systems collaborated to define a standard information model for Tightening Systems. A new joint working group “Industrial Joining Technologies (IJT)” was formed and was included in the EoAT hierarchy.
As, Joining Systems, Tightening Systems, Grippers, etc. could work as part of a robot or could also work independently, it was decided to split the Taxonomy of IJT and Grippers independent of EoAT.