This section introduces the use cases for the OPC UA for Machine Tools specification. For the use cases described in sections 5.2 to 5.9, a maximum sampling rate of 1 Hz is considered to be sufficient.
The machines of different manufacturers shall be identifiable in a standardised manner. To realize this, a number of basic and static information like manufacturer name and serial number are offered on the Machine Tools interface. This information can be found on the interface in an instance of the MachineToolIdentificationType.