This Companion Specification usually describes exactly one type of device, such as an image processing system or a robot. In real applications, however, a whole range of different types of devices will have to work together. In order to enable efficient interaction, common specifications are required, i.e. harmonization of the individual standards with the aim of interoperability.
VITRONIC is an active participant in various working groups that strive to create overarching guidelines that ensure interoperability beyond individual Companion standards. This year, the first version of the "OPC UA for Machinery" Companion Specification is to be published in which such common definitions are laid down.
In order to make the topic of harmonization visible to end customers as well, VDMA and VDW have decided to promote all Companion specifications created and harmonized under their umbrella under the common label Universal Machine Technology Interface (umati).
VITRONIC is the world's leading innovation driver for machine vision, enabling its customers to master the challenges of tomorrow.
The family owned group of companies develops forward-looking solutions in the form of specialized products and software for image-based quality inspection, identification and process optimization, which find application in the growth sectors of automation and traffic engineering.
VITRONIC solutions make an important contribution to helping shape a safe and sustainable world. The existing limits of what is economically feasible are constantly being questioned in order to achieve the highest quality and productivity, for example in the production of automotive and pharmaceutical companies. Worldwide, Auto-ID solutions in logistics centers and at cargo airports, take over the reliable and efficient recording of shipments and thus ensure a transparent flow of goods.
In the transport sector, VITRONIC offers leading technology for increased safety on the roads, for optimizing traffic flow and for recording road usage.
Open and honest dealings with our customers form the foundation for jointly exploiting technological and process potential to the full. Joint success forms the basis of long-term cooperation with companies such as B. Braun, BMW, Daimler, DHL, UPS, Toll Collect, Fresenius and Sanofi as well as with public clients.
Since its foundation in 1984, VITRONIC has been growing continuously for almost 40 years. The current annual turnover (2022) is 208 million EUR and the company is currently represented on five continents in over 80 countries with 1,400 employees.
Development and production of VITRONIC systems are located at the company headquarters in Wiesbaden. VITRONIC subsidiaries in North America, Europe, Asia and Australia, as well as a worldwide network of sales and service partners, provide local support to international customers.