VDMA OPC Pumps and Vacuum Pumps Initiative
The aim of the initiative is to standardize machine-machine communication for pumps and vacuum pumps in order
- to reduce the integration effort for pumps and vacuum pumps, its installations and devices within diverse plant arrangements;
- to enable identification,
- to control and/or maintain operation in real time,
- to detect in advance failure or male function
- to ensure efficient and sustainable use
It deals with the bi-directional communication of pumps and vacuum pumps and devices within installations, complex plant arrangements
- among each other,
- with peripheral systems and
- with a generic measurement and control system.
The starting point is the agreement on the most evident “use cases” and their description and standardisation for the different pump types. It is not intended to standardise different applications – the final target is a generic description of the equipment.
The initiative will in future be promoted jointly by VDMA Pumps + Systems and Compressors, Compressed Air and Vacuum Technology Association and the OPC Foundation in the Joint Working Group “VDMA OPC PumpandVacpump Initiative”.
Field of work
The fields of work of the Joint Working Group comprises the sectors of Pumps and Vacuum pumps organized in VDMA Pumps + Systems and Compressors, Compressed Air and Vacuum Technology Associations. These fields are covered by the relevant Standards dealt with in:
- IEC and ISO
- CEN and CENELEC
In the past year the VDMA Pumps + Systems and Compressors, Compressed Air and Vacuum Technology has started the initiative with the companies
- CP Pumpen, Zofingen, CH
- SKF (Spandau Pumpen), Berlin, D
- Gebr. Becker, Wuppertal, D
- Prominent, Heidelberg, D
- KSB, Frankenthal, D
- Brinkmann, Werdohl, D
- Leybold, Köln, D
- Lewa, Leonberg, D
- Grundfos, Bjeringbro, DK
- Wilo, Dortmund, D
with the chairperson: Prof. Dr. Jochen Müller, Faculty of Process Engineering, Energy and Mechanical Systems, Technische Hochschule Köln- University of Applied Sciences
With the kick-off of the Joint Working Group, on 18th of June 2019 in Frankfurt, the circle of participants is expected to expand to include additional companies and organizations.