Vortrag: "The role of OPC UA for gigafactory battery cell production"
We humans communicate through words - in chat messages, on the phone, or face-to-face. According to #Industry40, machines in networked and digitized factories must also be able to communicate, exchange information and understand each other. This is made possible by the open standard OPC UA - Open Platform Communications Unified Architecture. A framework that enables secure, reliable, multi-vendor connectivity between networks and devices at various levels, from control to enterprise. For a giga-scale battery cell factory, this is a highly relevant standard. It ensures end-to-end information exchange and enables analytics.
However, the machines need their domain-specific vocabulary to communicate, defined in the form of Companion Specifications. Defining these "vocabularies" is a complex process. After all, the interests of different manufacturers and users need to be reconciled and made as cross-industry as possible.
In his presentation at the OPC Foundation's webinar "OPC Day 2023, IT meets Automation", our group leader and research associate in the area of #Digitalisation, Arno Schmetz, gives an insight into the requirements, implementation options, and fields of action that arise in the construction of a battery cell factory. He also shows how the path to such a vocabulary in battery cell production can be saved.