The OPC UA Reference Type FlowsTo is used to describe the flow of product from one OPC UA Object to another OPC UA Object. More specifically, the Reference connects the product output of a suitable TMC object to the next downstream suitable TMC object. The TMC objects suitable for the FlowsTo Reference Type are:

  1. MachineModuleType;
  2. MaterialLoadingPointType;
  3. MaterialStorageBufferType;
  4. MaterialRejectionTrapType;

The OPC UA Reference Type FlowsTo allows any topology including loops, fan in and fan out. The InverseName is FlowsFrom.