HKI

HKI Industrial Association of House, Heating and Kitchen Technology

Standardized communication Interface for industrial kitchen equiment

Overview

About 230 manufacturers of commercial kitchen equipment and domestic heating and cooking appliances are organized at HKI Industrial Association of House, Heating and Kitchen Technology.
The working group communication interface is part of the department catering equipment. It was founded to create this companion specification with the intention of harmonizing data exchange and interoperability requirements for the common benefit of catering equipment manufacturers, operators and suppliers.

Technical content

At the moment the connection of different commercial kitchen appliances works best for products that are manufactured by the same company. Connecting equipment from different manufacturers is possible but a challenge. The OPC UA companion specification “Equipment for commercial kitchens — Communication interface for commercial kitchen Equipment” was created with the intention to change that.

List of commercial kitchen equipment with standardized interfaces:

 

Through the standardised communication interface, the limits of the local units are overcome by software means in order to increase efficiency at all action levels (manufacture, supply, storage, production, production control, company resource planning through to the handling of the entire supply chain) and to implement change scenarios better and faster in future.

  • See example of modeling Coffee Machine here
  • See example of modeling FryingPan here

 

Project group:

• 123dworld
• Bartscher GmbH
• B-G-H die Edelstahl Profis GmbH
• BLANCO Professional GmbH & Co. KG
• Blümchen AG Friteusenzentrum Deutschland
• BRITA GmbH
• CADENAS GmbH
• Coffema International GmbH
• CucinaPlanConsult AG & Co. KG
• DEBAG Deutsche Backofenbau GmbH
• EKU Grossküchentechnik GmbH
• Electrolux Professional S.p.A.
• Eloma GmbH Innovative Koch- und Backtechnik
• ELRO-Werke AG
• Franke Kaffeemaschinen AG
• Gebr. Echtermann GmbH & Co. KG
• GIF Active Vent GmbH
• GINOX SA
• Granuldisk GmbH
• Groupe Nadia GmbH
• Gruppo Cimbali SpA
• HUPFER Metallwerke GmbH & Co. KG
• InoxAir GmbH
• JURA Gastro Vertriebs-GmbH
• Kronen Küchengeräte GmbH
• Küppersbusch Großküchentechnik GmbH & Co. KG
• Lohberger Heiz- und Kochgeräte Technologie GmbH
• m2m systems GmbH
• Welbilt Deutschland GmbH
• MEIKO Maschinenbau GmbH & Co. KG
• Melitta Professional Coffee Solutions GmbH & Co. KG (Cafina AG)
• MIWE Michael Wenz GmbH
• MKN Maschinenfabrik Kurt Neubauer GmbH & Co.
• Nordcap GmbH
• Oetjen GmbH
• PALUX Aktiengesellschaft
• Presswerk Köngen GmbH
• Rancilio Group S.p.A
• RATIONAL AG
• Rieber GmbH & Co. KG
• SCHOLL Apparatebau GmbH & Co. KG
• servicekontor24 GmbH & Co.KG
• SICOTRONIC GmbH
• Sielaff GmbH & Co. KG
• TÜV Rheinland LGA Products GmbH
• VDE Prüf- und Zertifizierungsinstitut GmbH
• VITO AG
• Warranty Solutions GmbH
• WIESHEU GmbH
• WMF Group GmbH

More Information

• Download [in preperation]: “OPC UA Equipment for commercial kitchens — Communication interface for commercial kitchen equipment”
• Click here for more information about HKI Industrial Association of House, Heating and Kitchen Technology

Contact

Fabian Anzmann
HKI Industrial Association of House, Heating and Kitchen Technology
Lyoner Straße 9
60528 Frankfurt am Main
Germany
Email: Anzmann_at_hki-online.de