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Control systems shall be able to identify a glass processing machine in a standardized way within an accessible environment. For this purpose, a minimum amount of information specified in the Companion Specification is transmitted from the machine to the control system. This includes basic data about the machine-like serial number, manufacturer, production data, etc. Also, information that is useful for job planning is included, so that the machine is only supplied with suitable jobs. Furthermore, the control system is informed of the storage location of the machine documentation. The ObjectTypes from OPC UA for Machinery are used. Detailed description of the Types can be found within MachineryIdentificationType (OPC 40001-1) and GlassMachineIdentificationType in section 7.1.

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