“This specification represents enormous progress from the point of view of automation technology and factory-IT,” said Peter Waszkewitz, Software Project Manager at Robert Bosch Manufacturing Solutions, and member of the core working group. The fact is that image processing systems are among the most complex components in machine building. Now, their integration is considerably simplified by manufacturer independent uniform methods for control and data administration. OPC MV Part 1 describes an abstraction of the generic image processing system, i.e. a representation of a so-called "digital twin" of the system. It handles the administration of recipes, configurations and results in a standardized way, while the contents remain manufacturer-specific and are treated as a black box. The demonstrator establishes an infrastructure layer that enables a simplified and uniform integration of all possible image processing systems into higher-level IT production systems (PLC, SCADA, MES, ERP, Cloud, ...).

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