Plug and operate autonomous machines with the Module Type Package
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Posted to News on 24th Jun 2024, 09:00

Plug and operate autonomous machines with the Module Type Package

Standardised interfaces and the semantic description of autonomous machines enable the flexible orchestration of autonomous machines and Process Equipment Assemblies (PEAs) into a modular system. The 'Module Type Package (MTP)' technology opens up new dimensions of system flexibility and interoperability, as the experts at PI explain.

Plug and operate autonomous machines with the Module Type Package

Machine, production cell, packaging unit, skid, Process Equipment Assembly - the terms used for largely autonomous, intelligent units within a system differ from industry to industry. The integration of these units into a higher-level orchestrated system has been solved to the greatest possible extent on the communication level thanks to seamless Ethernet-based communication.

The concept of modular automation comprised of standardised interface elements and their semantic description in the Module Type Package enables integration of the smart, autonomous units into the orchestrating systems of the Process Orchestration Layer (POL) on the application level for the first time.


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