The Euromap 77 standard describes the interface between injection molding machines Spritzgussmaschinen und systems above, such as MES, ERP, QM, etc. Euromap 77 is a relatively young standard, which has established a common interface for injection molding machines for all injection molding machines manufacturers. Euromap 77 supercedes the Euromap 63 and is based on OPC UA, which is one of the most widely used Industry 4.0 protocolls.
Accomplish More with Combined Systems
Injection molding machines are often at the heart of production. This is why their full potential needs to be utilized to bring about quality improvements and efficiency increases. The OPC Router plays a vital role in optimizing production procedures by transmitting orders to the machine as well as by reading and retrieving production process values.
Industry 4.0 via Euromap 77
An injection molding machine without crossconnections to other systems cannot be part of Industry 4.0. The Euromap 77 standard is based on OPC UA. If used with the OPC Router as connection facilitator for a networked-based production, Industry 4.0 advancements can be implemented promptly!
About the OPC Router
That’s how easy it is.
The transfer object of the Euromap 77 plug-in encompasses the specification scope of Euromap 77.
So far, Machine Information Fields and MES control (control of the MES interface) are available in combination with the feature-rich OPC Router.
The Euromap 77 Plug-in comes with a multitude of triggers that represent diverse machine events. The plug-in makes data events both accessable and available.
The scope of triggers available for configuration are various type of output triggers. One trigger type sends machine-related messages (events) to the OPC Router. Another trigger type monitors internal machine conditions, which is partly done via messaging; but not only. And yet another trigger type signals temperature changes of the injection molding machine.
Request Cycle Job Write
Request Production Dataset Write
Request Production Dataset Read
Request Cycle Job List
The Euromap 77 plug-in reads out all available data points automatically, pertaining to standard functions as specified in the Euromap 77 specification. It then makes the data available via its associated transfer objects and data carriers.
How do Transfer Objects, Trigger and Browsing work?
The connections the OPC Router establishes between systems can be addressed with the core functions of the OPC Router. Depending on the nature of the respective plug-in, functions vary, which is due to the functional scope of the respective connceted systems.
Sources and Destinations
Transfer objects are the sources and destinations inside the OPC Router. They contain data fields with read and write functions. Depending on the respective interconnected system, the possible configuration scope of sources and destinations may vary.
Homegeinity on the Outside – Heterogeinity on the Inside
Inside the OPC Router configuration, the transfer object abstracts the respective system of any connected system into a simple data input and data output block.
Triggers determine execution time of data transfers. Various Triggers can be active, independent of source or destination. Various Triggers can be used in combination via AND/OR-connections.
Triggers can also serve as data sources if the prompting event is coupled with receiving data.
Searching and Finding Data Fields
he configuration of sources and destintions is simplified. Differing browsing mechanisms are available, depending on the type of system and/or plug-in.
Reading out Structures
Even complex structures can be selected without requiring detailed knowledge about subsystems. The plug-ins presents structures of data sources according to the specification of the respected plug-in.