For general information on the OPC UA Companion Specification Mining and OPC UA in general, please refer to OPC 40560.

As explained in OPC 40560, the machine and system category-level documents serve as an abstraction layer for the types of machinery with similar functionalities.

The Development and Support Equipment General document, OPC 40565-1, serves as an abstraction layer to all machines and systems that are classified as development and support equipment or systems. Therefore, it contains parent types and common features that are shared by two or more development and support equipment or systems. Documents detailing the development and support equipment or systems, that are part of the OPC 40565 multi-part documents, are given in Table 1.

Table 1 – Subdocuments of OPC 40565 Development and Support Equipment

Document Name



General (This document)

OPC 40565-1

General Information about Development and Support Equipment

Roof Support System

OPC 40565-2

Machine specific information about Roof Support System


OPC 40565-3

Machine specific information about the Dozer machine

This document contains common OPC UA type definitions to all development and support equipment and systems.