It is assumed that basic concepts of OPC UA information modelling are understood in this specification. This specification will use these concepts to describe the Machinery – Result Transfer Information Model. For the purposes of this document, the terms and definitions given in OPC 10000-1, OPC 10000-3, OPC 10000-4, OPC 10000-5, OPC 10000-7, OPC 40001-1, as well as the following apply.

Note that OPC UA terms and terms defined in this specification are italicized in the specification.

Ensures that a recipe produces the same result on different entities of my machine. The configuration can optionally be used to make a program/recipe usable for different articles. The characteristics are often technology or industry specific.

The set of external entities working with the System in one way or another, e.g. PLC, MES, etc.

The concrete implementation of a set of information that a machine needs to execute an order.

Note 1 to entry:  This information can be composed of one or more programs or recipes, or it can consist only of metadata and parameters (production-specific), or of all of these.

Describes a concrete instance or instances of the Product (e.g., a specific DIN A4 sheet).

Note 1 to entry:  Typically has a serial number.

Contains a number of executable activities for controllable units.

Note 1 to entry:  A program can be part of a recipe. It can include metadata and parameters.

Describes the output that is to become the core of the value creation (e.g. DIN A4 sheet).

Note 1 to entry:  Typically has a unique identification.

The set of information required to uniquely describe the production requirements for one or more specific products.

Note 1 to entry:  It can include metadata and parameters (machine specific).

Any complex information processing system generating results.

At any given time no other entity of the same type and meaning shall exist in the OPC UA Server with the same value.

Note 1 to entry:  Used in conjunction with identifiers and handles

Note 2 to entry:   No further assumptions about global or historical uniqueness are made; especially in the case of identifiers, however, globally unique identifiers are recommended.

A domain- or manufacturer-specific definition that represents an intermediate stage of the job process.

Note 1 to entry:  A job can consist of several steps.

MESManufacturing Execution System

PLCProgrammable Logic Controller

For conventions used in this document see OPC 40001-1.