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Generic Device Models (Cloud, Controller, Field Device, Process Device)
Information Model Cloud LibraryCESMII and OPC Foundation will develop a specification for an Internet-hosted database containing OPC UA information models. This database can be made publicly accessible through a RESTful interface. User access control will be handled through a separate identity provider. This cloud library can be made available to manufacturers who are looking to leverage industrial assets containing non-standardized information models for their SCADA or analytics systems.Erich BarnstedtIn work
OPC Foundation:
UA for Devices (DI)
OPC 10000-100: generic representation of devices, e.g. Field devices, controllers, robots, machine toolsMatthias Damm, chairV1.00ReleasedDec-09physical device,software component, functional grouping
V1.03Releasedadded Software Update
OPC Foundation:
Analyzer Devices (ADI)
OPC 10020: A unified view of analysers irrespective of the underlying device protocols.
Analyzer devices are comprised of one or more analyser channels with a single address space which has its own configuration, status and control.
Examples: Particle Size Monitor, Acoustic Spectrometer, Gas Chromatograph
UA for 61131-3 (PLCopen)OPC 30000: Control program, tasks, controller variables, structured data, function blocksStefan Hoppe, chairV1.00ReleasedMarch-10PLC, Controller, Automation
UA Client FunctionBlocks (PLCopen)OPC 30001: PLC controller initiates UA communication. Controller-Controller, Controller-MES, ...V1.00ReleasedApr-14
UA for AutoId Devices (AutoId)OPC 30010: Identificaton device executing a scan, read or write process. Comprises barcode, OCR, 2D code, RFID, NFC, RTLS, sensors and mobile computingBernd WieselerV1.00ReleasedApr-16
UA for Labratory Devices (LADS)The joint SPECTARIS, VDMA and OPC Foundation LADS Working Group will develop an OPC UA Information Model for analytical and laboratory equipment.
The Laboratory Agnostic Device Standard (LADS) will be a manufacturer-independent open standard, which comprehensively takes on board the requirements of various branches, disciplines and business processes, and is sustainable and adaptable to future requirements in the field of digitalization and automation.
Use-cases include monitoring & control, notification, program & result management, asset management and maintenance.
Birgit LadwigV1.00In workLaboratory, Analyzer
UA for Process Devices (FCG PA-DIM)OPC 30081: Specify and maintain OPC UA Information Models for Process Automation Devices initially based on NAMUR Core Parameters according to NE 131 including assignment of semantic identifiers according the IEC Common Data dictionary and/or eCl@ss.
Device information can be provided to the enterprise level, e.g. for diagnostics, configuration, condition monitoring, visualization, maintenance etc
Frank FenglerV1.00.1Released31/03/2021Process Devices
Oil & Gas
MCS and DCS (MDIS)An Oil and Gas standard for interfacing the Subsea Production Control System (SPCS) with a Master Control Station (MCS) or a Subsea Gateway to the Distributed Control System (DCS).Paul HunkarV1.0ReleasedJan-17
Energistics ProdMLEnergistics governs and manages standards for Oil & Gas information (drilling – WITSML, producing – PRODML) which define a standardized XML data exchange format. The OPC UA mapping will allow exchanging WITSML & PRODML information between Oil & Gas drilling systems and Oil & Gas production systems respectively.Jay HollingsworthV1.00In work
Energistics WitsMLV1.00In work
Manufacturing Devices, Robots, Machines, Machine Tools
UA for MachineryOPC 40001-1: The OPC UA for Machinery Specification will contain various building blocks for machinery that addresses use cases across different types of machines defined in various companion specifications. The use cases include locating and identification of all machines in an OPC UA Server, but is not limited to those use cases. The intention of the working group is not to define one information model, but continuously work on generalized concepts in the area of machinery in order to harmonize the usage of OPC UA in the context of the mechanical engineering industry.
Here, "machine" means any piece of equipment that converts energy (e.g., electricity, steam, gas, human power, pressure) to mechanical movements, heat, electrical signals, pressure etc. to do a particular job in an industrial scenario.
Heiko HerdenV1.00ReleasedSep-20
UA for MTConnectOPC 30070: Exposes the MTConnect data standard providing connectivity with many popular SCADA and other software products on the factory floor and to the cloud. Data sources include things like production equipment, sensor packages, and other hardware.Stan BrubakerV1.00ReleasedNov-13
UA for CNC systemsOPC 40502: Focus is on data that is situated within the CNC kernel but not within the PLC of a CNC system. This results from the main objective to standardize an interface that provides and enables the access to clearly defined raw data. Hence, this addresses applications like UIs, PDA/MDA systems, diagnosis and monitoring applications, but not necessarily MES or ERP systems as the two latter ones mostly need summarized data.Götz GörischV1.00ReleasedJul-17VDW, Automation, machine tool
UA for Machine ToolsOPC 40501-1: Purpose is to develop an OPC UA Information Model for a universal communication interface of machine tools towards “external” communication partners, e.g. MES, ERP, cloud, automation system etc. /
The implicit and explicit information model specified by umati JWG will be defined into an UA companion specification using OPC UA constructs for the purpose of exposing “machine tool information” to OPC UA applications both inside and outside the production environment.
VDMA 40500-1
Götz GörischV1.00ReleasedSep-20VDW, Automation, machine tool
Plastics and rubber machinery (Euromap)OPC 40083 (Euromap83): General information regarding plastics and rubber machines.
The intention is that ObjectTypes which can be used for several machines and applications are defined only once. For specific applications (e.g. connection of injection moulding machines to MES), it is extended by specific Companion Specifications (e.g. EUROMAP 77).
Harald WeberV1.02ReleasedApr-20VDMA, EUROMAP, Automation
OPC 40077 (Euromap 77): Data exchange between injection moulding machines (IMM) and MES
Manufacturing execution systems (MES) are used for collecting the information generated by IMM at a central point for easier quality assurance and job and dataset management.
V1.01ReleasedApr-20VDMA, EUROMAP, Automation
OPC 40082-1 (Euromap 82.1): interface for temperature control devices (TCD) for data exchange via OPC UAV1.01ReleasedApr-20VDMA, EUROMAP, Automation
Marc Schmitt
OPC 40082-2 (Euromap 82.2): interface between injection moulding machines (IMM) and hot runner devices (HRD) for data exchange via OPC UA.RC 1.0Release CandidateVDMA, EUROMAP, Automation
OPC 40082-2 (Euromap 82.3): interface between injection moulding machines (IMM) and liquid silicone rubber (LSR) dosing systems for data exchange via OPC UA.RC 1.0Release CandidateVDMA, EUROMAP, Automation
OPC 40084 (Euromap 84) series provides OPC UA information models for extrusion. The different parts describe the extrusion line as a whole, and the different components.V1.00ReleasedApr-20VDMA, EUROMAP, Automation
Machine VisionOPC 40100-1: Aims at straightforward integration of machine vision systems into production control and IT systems. The OPC UA Vision interface exchanges information between a machine vision system and another machine vision system, a machine PLC, a line PLC, or any software system at the control device level accessing the machine vision system.Andreas FaathV1.00ReleasedAug-19VDMA, Automation
RoboticsOPC 40010-1: Develop an OPC UA information model for the robotics communication. Robotics stands for a complete motion device system that includes a list of motion devices. Includes for example industry robots (stationary), mobile robots (also with several robot arms), robots with several control units, service robots and many more.
Scope of Part 1 to push out condition data of a motion device system vertically into higher level manufacturing systems (line PLC, MES; Cloud) for information and diagnostic purposes. Subsequent parts will cover other use cases, e. g. to configure and control a motion device system or the included motion devices.
Andreas FaathV1.00ReleasedJuly-19VDMA, Automation
Weighing TechnologyOPC 40200: Develop an OPC UA information model for the communication of weighing systems.
Main scope is to transport condition data of a weighing instruments vertically into higher level manufacturing systems (MES; etc.) for information and diagnostic purposes and to set information parameters regarding the weighing process (e.g. tare weight, offsets).
Dirk BöselV1.00ReleasedJun-20VDMA, Automation
End-of-arm ToolsInformation models for different End-of-Arm Tools (EoAT). Examples for these End-of-Arm Tools are grippers, screwdrivers, welding machines and exchange units. These tools can be used in conjunction with a robot or independently.
At the moment there are two groups under the roof of End-of-Arm Tool developing a specification for Grippers and for Industrial Joining Technologies (IJT). The IJT groups starts with Tightening Systems.
Etienne AxmannV1.00In workVDMA, Automation
High Pressure Die CastingInformation model for the communication between devices of a “High Pressure Die Casting Production Cell” and between the devices and systems outside of the production cell (e.g MES or ERP software systems).Kai KerberV1.00In workVDMA, Automation
PowertrainPowertrain stands for a drive system that includes the motor starter, complete drive module (CDM), electric motor and transmission elements. The CDM includes for example a frequency converter with all additional components like electrical infeed, input and output filter etc.
Powertrains can be used in various industrial applications. Everything that has to be moved, turned, lifted or positioned can be converted with drive technology.
Tobias HitzelV1.00In workVDMA, Automation
Surface TechnologyInformation Models for surface treatment machinery, which define the data transport among surface treatment machinery, between surface treatment machinery and supporting systems (e.g. technical ventilation, conveying systems) and from surface treatment machinery into higher level manufacturing systems (e.g. MES), for information and diagnostic purposes and to set information parameters regarding the surface treatment process.
Surface treatment machinery includes e.g. cleaning and pre-treatment machinery, shot blasting machinery, paint application machinery, paint drying machinery, plasma surface treatment machinery.
Peter TurczakV1.00In workVDMA, Automation
Woodworking MachineryOPC 40550: Information models for commonly used woodworking machines and equipment used in primary and secondary wood processing.
Woodworking machines (WWM) are stationary or displaceable machines designed to machine and/or process wood and material with similar physical characteristics to wood, such as chipboard, fibreboard and plywood, including when covered with plastic or light alloy laminates/edges, as well as cork, bone, rigid rubber or plastics.
Eckhard LicherRC1.00RCVDMA, Automation
Glass IndustriesInformation models for glass production and processing equipment and a basic description of the flat glass cutting equipment. Main scope is to transport condition data of glass production and processing equipment, in particular flat glass cutting systems vertically into higher level manufacturing systems (MES; etc.) for information and diagnostic purposes as well horizontally to directly connected machines.Gesine BergmannV1.00In workVDMA, Automation
Pumps and VacuumpumpsOPC 40223: Information models to enable the communication of condition and operation data of pumps and vacuum pumps. The data exchange can be realised vertically into higher level manufacturing systems (e.g. MES) for information and diagnostic purposes or horizontally to similar equipment to align its interaction or co-operation in a process. Additionally, the setting of information parameters regarding the pumping process (e.g. max. or min. The basic description of pumps and vacuum pumps is supplemented by selected use cases (Identification; Design; System requirements; Implementation; Condition Based Maintenance; Preventive Maintenance; Breakdown Maintenance and Operation) Friedrich KlütschRC1.00RCVDMA, Automation
Compressed Air SystemsA typical compressed air station consists of several devices, such as compressors, dryers, filters, air quality monitoring units etc., it is commonly also equipped with a master control system (MCS). The latter is used to control the connected devices and gather information from the same. Main scope is to transport condition data of a CAS vertically into higher level manufacturing systems (MES; etc.) for information and monitoring purposes and to set basic parameters regarding the target values of the respective CAS. The description of the CAS and its components is focused on selected use cases, e. g. device identification, configuration, general data acquisition, energy management.Andreas BrandRC1.00RCVDMA, Automation
Intralogistics CommunicationIntralogistics Communication between Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs) including attachments and intralogistics machines e.g. transfer points, carousels or building peripheries e.g. gates, lifts.Andreas ScherbV1.00In preparationVDMA, Automation
Process Air Extraction and Filtration (PAEFS)Will define the required data structures, parameters, methods, state machines etc. for the communication among process air extraction and filtration systems, between process air extraction and filtration systems and preceding machinery, between process air extraction and filtration systems and supporting systems (e.g. technical ventilation, conveying systems) and from process air extraction and filtration systems into higher level manufacturing systems (e.g. MES), for information and diagnostic purposes and to set parameters regarding the extraction and filtration system processBenjamin WirthV1.00In workVDMA, Automation
Fibre and Yarn Testing Devices (FYTD)An OPC UA Information Model for the interface to testing instruments for fibres and yarns (Testers) used by communication partners , e.g. manufacturing execution systems (MES) or laboratory data management.Ulrich MörschelV1.00In workVDMA, Automation
MiningMain scope is to support the machine to machine communication in the different processes in mining and vertically into higher level mine operation systems for control, information and diagnostic purposes. The basic description of the mining machinery and equipment is supplemented by selected use cases, e. g. longwall conveying, mobile mining machineries and mine operations.Jörn LehmannV1.00In workVDMA, Automation
Length Measuring Systems (LMS)The information model provides OPC UA constructs for data transfer from and to Length Measuring System (e. g. Manual and Automatic Gauging Systems for Dimensional Tasks, Coordinate Measuring Systems (including Multi-sensor Systems) and Machines, Form Measuring Systems, Surface Texture Measuring Systems) in various industries.
Among others, the following functionalities shall be covered:
• Identification of machines, machine data and status
• Managing part data
• Accessing data of measuring results (e. g. for automatic adjustment of machine tools based on LMS results)
• Job management
Karl Dietrich ImkampV1.00In workVDMA, Automation
Cranes and HoistsA crane in this context can be any existing or future crane or hoist type (e.g. bridge crane, gantry crane or light crane system) as well as their control units and other peripheral components. Cranes can be equipped with one or more hoists (e.g. electric rope hoist).
The Specification will be split into several parts from Part 1 to Part n. The Working Group aims for high interoperability with OPC Robotics.
Part 1 covers a basic description of the cranes and hoists as a motion device system and has the main scope of transporting condition data from a motion device system vertically into higher level manufacturing systems (line PLC, MES; Cloud) for information and diagnostic purposes. In addition, communication of limitations from external systems may be covered.
More information can be found on the VDMA website: https://opcua.vdma.org/en/viewer/-/v2article/render/31851036.
Eberhard Becker,
Henri Gört
V1.00In workVDMA, Automation
Enterprise, Asset Mgmt, Packaging
OPC Foundation:
UA for ISA-S95
OPC 10030: describes the flow of information between Manufacturing Operatipons Management (MOM) and Enterprise Resource Management (ERP) systems<AskOPC>V1.00ReleasedOct-13MES
Paul HunkarV2.00In work
Mimosa CCOMMIMOSA CCOM (Common Collaborative Object Model) serves as an information model for the exchange of asset information.
It is envisioned that multiple versions of this companion specification will be generated, in that the initial version will model some portion of the large robust CCOM model and additional versions will build on the initial portion as needed.
James Fort, Sandra FabianoV1.00In work
Product Serialization (Open-SCS)
OPC 30260: Driven by Healthcare Providers, the OPEN-SCS initiative directly addresses the Healthcare Industry’s Product Serialization Regulation Wave of the next decade. The OPEN-SCS Working Group (OPEN-SCS) is partnered with the OPC Foundation to develop an open source standard in the Packaging Serialization Global Name Registry and an associated set of subscription-based work products. The open standard and work products are focused on the standardization of data exchanges for Healthcare packaging serialization and the aggregations between a Healthcare provider’s enterprise serialization management function and their product packaging lines.
Dennis BrandlV1.00ReleasedNov-20Pharma, Healthcare
Job Order (Open-SCS)OPC 30261: A model for ISA-95 Job Orders, ISA-95 Job Responses, and access to queued, executing, and completed job order status and responses. See also Product Serialization description.
Dennis BrandlRC1.00RCPharma, Healthcare
OMAC PackMLOPC 30050: A packaging standard.Reflects the ISA88 Technical Report (TR88.00.02). Defines StateMachines for the PackML states.Frank ApolitoV1.00ReleasedNov-18OMAC, Packaging
Weihenstephan StandardsOPC 40600: Creation of OPC UA Companion Specifications (CS) for the existing “Weihenstephan Standards”, e.g. WS Food, Pack, Bake, Brew. The Weihenstephan standards cover different domains, such as packaging and food processing machinery, whose special machines show almost no similarities. Since these machines also need different permutations of data sets available in the information model, it is not possible to describe one single OPC UA information model that is valid for all special machines within the domain of packaging and food machinery.Christoph NophutRC1.00RC
Asset Administration ShellOPC 30270: An OPC UA information model for exposing I4AAS information to OPC UA applications and to exchange asset information between Industrie 4.0 components.
The conceptual input is a result of the Plattform Industrie 4.0 Working Group 1 “Norms, Standards and Reference Architecture”, the ZVEI Mirror Group “SG Standards and Models” and the ZVEI sub working group "Administration shell in detail".
Coordinates with other stakeholders (like the VDMA) to synchronize the I4AAS with e. g. the initiative “VDMA Mechanical Engineering CS Type A” – which specifies the basic properties and functionalities in the mechanical engineering industry.
Florian Pethig, Christian DiedrichRC1.00RC
DEXPIOPC 30250: Develop an OPC UA Information Model for the DEXPI P&ID specification (see http://www.dexpi.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/DEXPI-Specification.pdf). P&IDs are the central documents of the plant lifecycle.
CAE vendors are currently working on the support for the DEXPI P&ID specification as an export format for Piping and Instrumentation diagrams (P&IDs) in their next software release.
Nikolaos PapakonstantinouRC1.00RCDec-20
UA for AutomationML modelOPC 30040: Standardized data exchange in the engineering process of production systems (CAD, electrical planning, mechanical planning, simulation, PLC programming, HMI) leading to a time and cost reduction.Miriam SchleipenV1.00ReleasedFeb-16
Fiel Device Integration
Field Device Integration (FDI)Manages information from intelligent field devices during their entire lifecycle – from configuration, commissioning and diagnostics to calibration, making one-off solutions for different devices obsolete. Model for host systems and the FDI communication server information model.Achim LaubensteinV1.2ReleasedJul-19Deivice Integration, Field Communication, Fieldbus, Process Automation
Field Device Tool (FDT)OPC 30090: Maps the information of Device Type Manager (DTM) enabled devices. A DTM is a software component specific to a field device type.Thomas HadlichV1.0ReleasedNov-16Device Integration, Process and Factory Automation
Field Communication
UA for SERCOSOPC 30100: Mapping of Sercos services and objects (IDNs) to OPC UA so that a vendor independent access to information provided by Sercos devices is given. Sercos devices are controls, drives, I/Os and other decentralized peripheral, such as encoders, safety devices and vision systems.Klaus WeyerV1.2ReleasedApr-17Fieldbus
UA for PowerlinkOPC 30110: OPC UA Information Model to represent the models from Ethernet POWERLINK (EPSG).Thomas EnzingerV1.00ReleasedNov-17Fieldbus
Csp+ForMachine (CCLink)OPC 30130: Allows configuration and maintenance of machines in a CC-Link network. This includes: machine specifications, application software, what data should be acquired and how, and the relationship between machine data and information.Takemura YudaiV1.00ReleasedNov-17Fieldbus, CC-Link Partner Association (CLPA)
UA for IOLinkOPC 30120: Information Model to represent and access IO-Link Devices and IO-Link Masters. IO-Link is the first standardized IO technology worldwide (IEC 61131-9) for the communication with sensors and also actuators. The powerful point-to-point communication is based on the long established 3-wire sensor and actuator connection without additional requirements regarding the cable material. So, IO-Link is no fieldbus but the further development of the existing, tried-and-tested connection technology for sensors and actuators.Markus RentschlerV1.00ReleasedDec-18Fieldbus
UA for ISA 100An OPC UA Information Model that maps to the ISA100 Wireless technology.Daniel Sextonin workwireless for industry
UA for PROFINETOPC 30140: PROFINET is an open industrial fieldbus protocol based on standard ethernet. Scope is to represent the standardized object model (Object Dictionary) from PROFINET with an OPC UA Information Model.
Shall enable access to objects of PROFINET devices in a vendor independent way for horizontal communication on the field level, as well as vertical communication initiated from devices in the process or enterprise level, e.g. for diagnostics, configuration, condition monitoring, visualization etc.
Andreas UhlV1.00ReleasedJan-20Fieldbus
UA for PROFIenergyOPC 30141: Energy Management comprises all services allowing to obtain energy related information and to control the state of all energy manageable entities contained in the Energy Information Model. The Energy Information Model is based on the PROFIenergy profile. The Energy Management functions defined in this specification are separated into three main categories: Standby Management, Energy Measurement, and Sleep Mode WOL.Andreas UhlV1.00ReleasedMar-21Fieldbus
UA for CIP DevicesThis companion specification shall enable standard OPC UA Services to access the objects and services of CIP devices in a vendor independent way. This access can happen through an OPC UA Server directly integrated in the CIP device, or through an OPC UA Server aggregating Object Dictionaries of multiple CIP devices. This will allow communication from any OPC UA Client to interact with any CIP devices represented in an OPC UA Server, regardless of location in the process or enterprise level, e.g. for diagnostics, configuration, condition monitoring, visualization etc.Al Beydon1.00KickOff March-2020
Safety over UAOPC 10000-15: Moved to core UA specification.Max WalterV1.04ReleasedJul-20Automation, Controller-Controller
BACnetDescribes a gateway interface between the BACNET object model and OPC UA -> integration of building and industry automation.Frank SchubertRC 1.00
IEC 61850OPC 10040: Support the integration of electrical aspects into an industrial plant. It defines an OPC UA Information Model to represent electrical substation automation systems. The focus is on data exchange between a gateway to devices used to control electrical networks.Raymond BorsciaV1.00Release CandidateFeb-18
UA for Wind Power Plants (IEC61400-25)Carried out by USE61400-25 (user group for IEC61400-25). Input for IEC TR 61400-25-41. Planned to replace OPC-XML DA mapping of IEC61400-25-4 in edition 3.
Goal: Provides OPC-UA access to exchange wind power domain data according to the IEC61400-25.
Mareile WilkensV1.00In work