EUROMAP 77 – Second successful Plugfest
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EUROMAP 77 – Second successful Plugfest

On 9 – 10 April 2018, the second so-called “Plugfest” to test the EUROMAP 77 interface between injection moulding machines and MES took place in Frankfurt. After the first Plugfest in January, smaller corrections regarding the modelling had been undertaken and the companies developed their implementations further.

The seven injection moulding machine manufacturers that participated (ARBURG, ENGEL, FANUC, KraussMaffei, Sumitomo (SHI) Demag, Wittmann Battenfeld), two controls manufacturers, (B&R, Beckhoff) and five MES-providers (bfa solutions, BMS, inray, Stöckeler Software, TIG) again thoroughly tested the current state of development and discussed the issues that were discovered. Necessary adjustments to the modelling and clarifications in the documentation were carried out directly, however, no further structural changes have been made. At the end of the event, the technical content was agreed on unanimously.

As next step, the content will undergo an editorial review. Additionally, the specification will be checked by the OPC Foundation to conduct the official Release of EUROMAP 77 as Companion Specification at the end of April / beginning of May.

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