INDUSTRY NEWS AND RESOURCES

Home / 14.0 INSIDERS / INDUSTRY NEWS AND RESOURCES

Energy Consumption in Manufacturing: New Data Standard in Development

08 Jun 2022 | Matthew Naitove

Industry 4.0 data-communication standards will gain a protocol for sharing information on energy use in production.

An international consortium including the OPC Foundation, developer of Industry 4.0 data-interchange protocols based on the OPC UA interface standard, is working to “harmonize and standardize energy consumption information on the shop floor.” The eventual results of the Power Consumption Management working group, created in May, will be published as an OPC UA specification to ensure that “energy information from all machines and components on the shop floor can be provided in a standardized way as part of the Global Production Language,” according to a statement from the group. Such a standard is seen by the group as essential to achieving international goals for “climate-neutral production.” Other members of the working group are VDMA, the German machinery trade organization; ODVA, an international standards and trade organization of automation suppliers; and PI (Profibus and Profinet International), also an automation trade group.

- END -

ARTICLE BY PLASTICS TECHNOLOGY

Related Articles

Digital Factory, Industrial Automation, Industry 4.0

Schneider Electric and Intel Partner to Accelerate Industrial Innovation

  • 13 Jun 2022
  • Schneider Electric

Schneider Electric is collaborating with Intel Corp. to extend the EcoStruxure Automation Expert by...

VIEW MORE

Industrial Automation, Industry 4.0

How Microsoft is Bringing the Metaverse to Factory Floors

  • 11 Jun 2022
  • Rachel Warren

HoloLens is being worn for a variety of efficient use cases. The metaverse is starting to show...

VIEW MORE

Industry 4.0

Digital transformation: where now for food processing firms?

  • 10 Jun 2022
  • Gwen Ridler

As the digitalisation of food and drink factories becomes a major talking point for manufacturers,...

VIEW MORE

Industry 4.0

Nokia sees chance to spur Industry 4.0

  • 10 Jun 2022
  • KOMSAN TORTERMVASANA

Mr Thitipan says Nokia is keen to provide industrial-grade private wireless networks that have...

VIEW MORE
REGISTER FOR
18-20 OCTOBER