The development of OPC UA based EUROMAP interfaces for the crosslinking of plastics and rubber machinery, preparing them for Industry 4.0, is in full swing. With EUROMAP 77, the first finished specification was published in May 2018. The first draft for temperature control devices, the so-called Release Candidate, had already been published in February. Together with an update of the draft, two drafts for further peripheral devices are now published on www.euromap.org: hot runner devices (EUROMAP 82.2) and liquid silicon rubber (LSR) dosing systems (EUROMAP 82.3).
An expert group has parallelly been working on an interface for extrusion lines. They look at the
extrusion line as a whole, and its individual components separately. First drafts will presumably be
published by the end of October.