The Open Manufacturing Language (OML) initiative addresses the longstanding need for a PCB-assembly-specific Internet of Manufacturing solution. This standard will help IT teams, solution providers and equipment providers integrate shop-floor data to create or enhance added-value manufacturing execution solutions based on a single, normalized, vendor-neutral communication interface.
Use of the OML standard supports the practical realization of the Internet of Manufacturing, Industry 4.0 and Smart Factory 1.0 concepts.
OML creates an operational hierarchy where neutral information is exchanged between manufacturing processes. This information includes details of any shop-floor event in the areas of process performance, materials setup and consumption, traceability, process results and parameters, process control, and quality information from test, inspection and repair processes, both automated and manual. OML resolves many issues in automated and manual processes that previous formats could not address.
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