This building block provides the capabilities to globally uniquely identify a Machine and have access to vendor-defined information about the Machine and manage user-specific information for the identification of the Machine. Figure 8 gives an overview. The Interface IMachineryItemVendorNameplateType and the ObjectType MachineryItemIdentificationType are generic ObjectTypes introduced to be used in other use cases. The AddIn MachineIdentificationType with the default name “2:Identification” (as defined in OPC 10000-100), is derived from the MachineryItemIdentificationType and thus indirectly from the 2:FunctionalGroupType and implements the interfaces IMachineVendorNameplateType and IMachineTagNameplateType. IMachineVendorNameplateType is a subtype of IMachineryItemVendorNameplateType and thus indirectly from the 2:IVendorNameplateType defined in OPC 10000-100. IMachineryItemVendorNameplateType refines the usage of the Properties defined in 2:IVendorNameplateType, changes some to Mandatory and defines additional Properties. IMachineVendorNameplateType uses those definitions and makes another Property mandatory. IMachineTagNameplateType is a subtype of the 2:ITagNameplateType defined in OPC 10000-100 and refines the usage of the Properties defined in that interface, and defines an additional Property.


Figure 8 – Building Block for Identification and Nameplate