The Transport and Dumping Equipment General document, OPC 40563-1, serves as an abstraction layer to all machines and systems that are classified as transport and dumping equipment or systems. Therefore, it contains parent types and common features that are shared by two or more transport or dumping equipment or systems. Documents detailing the transport and dumping equipment or systems, that are part of the OPC 40563 multi-part documents, are given in Table 1.

Table 1 – Subdocuments of OPC 40563 Transport and Dumping Equipment

Document Name



General (This document)

OPC 40563-1

General Information about Dumping Equipment

Armored Face Conveyor

OPC 40563-2

Machine specific information about the Armored Face Conveyor machine

Rear Dump Truck

OPC 40563-3

Machine specific information about Rear Dump Truck machine

This document contains common OPC UA type definitions to all transport and dumping equipment and systems.