umati showcase specification


This provides the specification to connect to the umati showcase

View the Project on GitHub umati/Showcase

General Information

What is umati - the universal machine technology interface

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Structure of the specification


This documentation is versioned, as some content details will be delivered later in time. Please refer to the latest version at to receive the latest draft. If any errors or inconsistencies strike your attention, please contact us via so that we can include the improvement in the next version:

Version Date published Note on changes
v0.01.0 08.07.2020 First draft
v1.00.0 21.07.2020 First release
v1.01.0 11.08.2020 Update on Machine Tools and Fairs
v1.02.0 28.08.2020 Update on Machine Tools and Fairs
v1.02.1 02.10.2020 Update on Machine Tools
v1.02.2 23.11.2020 Update License and activate CLA
v1.02.3 18.02.2021 Update on Machine Tools and Software Solutions
v1.03.0 21.05.2021 Complete update to latest developments
v1.04.0 03.09.2021 Addition of Woodworking companion specification
v1.04.1 08.02.2022 Updates to Machine Tools, Woodworking
v1.05.0 03.03.2022 Integrates Geomentrical Measuring Systems
v1.06.0 13.07.2022 Integrates PlasticsRubber specifications
v1.07.0 17.03.2023 Remove Datahub and OpenVPN requirements


Doc Area Description Commit
Dashboard Dashboard Extend the datahub section 122940e
License License Update of Repository License 1e4f3d9
MachineTool Mapping of information Pictures of app with mapping added f59f93d
MachineTool Fair Specification SoftwareRevision mandatory 117ce4b
MachineTool NodeSets for Machine Tools Clarification on prototyping nodeset for showcase a2c4926 7628b8a
Fairs Shortnames Update of the fair shortnames 084e061 7a63e15
Software Software Solutions Dashboard will show software solutions 231ffc1 3b193a3
MachineTool Description Clarification of nodesets and requirements c61c73f e9313fb
MachineTool Mapping Updated pictures and mapping 938a064
Server Fairconnect Updated fairconnect and connection possibilities 4f46e04
Woodworking Specfication Added specification for Woodworking companion specification 7642c16
Organizational Information Timeline Removed the obsolete timeline for a 2020 showcase 2416d15
MachineTool Links Updates broken links 5e1af5c
Woodworking Links Updates broken links 5e1af5c
Geometrical Measuring Systems GMS Adds specification page 49c11bc
PlasticsRubber PlasticsRubber Adds specifications 40077, 40079 RC, 40082-1, 40082-2, 40082-3, 40084-2, 40084-11, PRGeneric 5c95751

Demonstrator story umati showcase

The umati vision

Connectivity with umati - universal machine technology interface - is simple, secure and future-oriented. Any machine with an umati interface can be easily connected with applications. No matter whether you are end user, system integrator or machine builder: with the umati endorsed companion specficiations you will be able to easily connect to machines of all manufacturers and controls. umati is an initiative by the umati community and is an association of companies from the mechanical and plant engineering industry that jointly and comprehensively bring a common interface concept based on OPC UA to the market for the entire mechanical and plant engineering sector.

Currently it is sponsored and hosted by the German Machine Tool Builders’ Association (VDW) and the mechanical engineering industry association (VDMA).

umati showcase

This showcase demonstrates how umati partners connect components, machines and applications via a connectivity showcase. This showcase targets decision-makers in the machinery industry with a uniform marketing strategy and demonstrations showing the depth of the umati interface: from umati component suppliers over umati machine builders to umati partner applications that cumulate the data in dashboards, ERP, MES and cloud systems.

Trade fair guests will get information about umati at the virtual showcase and will be offered a hands-on experience via a white-label dashboard. The dashboard offers data of each individual machine connected through umati. The dashboard is easily accessible through any web browser with individual QR codes offering weblinks at each machine. It further offers responsive design for mobile end users.

Marketing for umati will be visible at the virtual showcase. Central umati marketing events will offer general information, depict specific use cases, offer Q&A sessions and deliver experience reports over the duration of the trade fair. Marketing statements for umati showcase are coordinated centrally and distributed to all showcase participants. Please refer to chapter 3 for further details.

Ramp-up for all umati showcase demonstrations will be available in advance of the virtual showcase with an offered exemplary umati showcase test server.