Friday 24 June 2022

Runtime membership assembly.

UniversalAutomation.Org (UAO), an independent, not-for-profit association managing the implementation of an industrial automation shared runtime, hosted its first annual membership assembly on the 24th of May 2022 in Frankfurt, (D).

The physical and virtual event invited all members of UniversalAutomation.Org to discuss the future implementation of UAO runtime based on the IEC 61499 standard for distributed information and control systems. The meeting provided an opportunity for members to explore the current challenges and future trends facing the industry, including the importance of plug and produce and flexible approaches to Industrial automation.

The board was announced for the year ahead, with ESA, ExxonMobil, Intel, Kongsberg, Wood and Schneider Electric filling the positions.

Beginning with a roundtable discussion and updates on the UAO setup, the day comprised of individual company updates and a discussion on the future of UniversalAutomation.Org.

IEC 61499 defines a generic architecture and presents guidelines for the use of function blocks in distributed industrial-process measurement and control systems (IPMCSs). This architecture is presented in terms of implementable reference models, textual syntax and graphical representations

“We were delighted to hold our first annual membership assembly with our UniversalAutomation.Org members. This year we’ve made great strides in enabling vendors, end-users, OEMs, and academics to share a common automation runtime engine across their automation technology,” said John Conway, President of UniversalAutomation.Org. “We’re excited to see what this next year holds for all our members and the future of technological collaboration.”

“It was great to be able to discuss the future of UniversalAutomation.Org with all its members,” said Sølve Raaen, Principal Architect at Kongsberg Maritime & Board Director at UniversalAutomation.Org. “This type of collaboration is what we need to continue making strides in advancing industrial automation and creating a market of “plug and produce” automation solutions to benefit our customers.”

UniversalAutomation.Org enables vendors, end-users, OEMs, and academics to share a common automation runtime engine across their automation technology regardless of brand. The technological collaboration creates an entirely new category of industrial automation device where the decoupling of software from hardware drives the development of an ecosystem of portable, interoperable, “plug and produce” software components.

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