VDMA OPC Machine Vision Demonstrator at the SPS 2019

Interoperable and vendor-independent demonstrator, developed together with 5 partners – Industry 4.0 becomes reality

VDMA and OPC Foundation is proud to present a practical implementation of the OPC UA for Machine Vision (OPC MV) Part 1 Companion Specification. A hardware demonstrator has been developed as a collaborative project between 5 partners from the Core Working Group of VDMA OPC Machine Vision Initiative namely, ASENTICS GmbH & Co. KG, PEER Group GmbH, Robert Bosch Manufacturing Solutions GmbH, VITRONIC Dr.-Ing. Stein Bildverarbeitungssysteme GmbH and VDMA Robotics + Automation.

OPC MV Part 1 describes an abstraction of the generic vision system, i.e. a representation of a so called “digital twin” of the system. It handles the management of recipes, configurations and results in a standardized way, whereas the contents stay vendor-specific and are treated as black boxes. The demonstrator establishes an infrastructure layer that enables a simplified and uniform integration of all possible image processing systems into higher IT production systems (PLC, SCADA, MES, ERP, Cloud, …). It demonstrates the control of a vision system in a generalized way, abstracting the necessary behavior via a state machine concept.

Please visit us at the SPS 2019 Nürnberg at the OPC Foundation booth (in Hall 5 Stand 140) from Nov 26.-28th , 2019.