The IREDES standard is estabilshed since many years for exchange of mining related information throughout the industry. It was the first real standard for interoperability of mining equipment and the integration of equipment information into IT infrastructures.
IREDES uses XML as a basic IT technology and XML schemas to formally define the information content. This is an established way which also in the future will be maintained by IREDES to ensure compatibility with other standards basing on XML and for integration into BIM (Building Information Modelling). XML is a completely open technology and therefore remains the established way of information exchange supported by the IREDES organization.

On the request of many users we now provide an additional way of exchanging IREDES information using OPC/UA to assure compatibility with the most common "information carrier" in industrial automation. For this purpose, IREDES and VDMA, the German Machine Builders Association, have joint forces to create an OPC/UA companion specification for Mining as a second way of exchanging Mining related process information.

The event gives an introduction into IREDES and OPC/UA and kicks off the related work to update the IREDES content and to show the additional possibilities of OPC/UA integration. It is a "must" for equipment manufacturers and mining companies to benefit from open information exchange and interoperability of any kind of mining and tunneling equipment!

Date: June 03, 2019

  • 10:00 Registration
  • 10:30 Welcome and introduction to IREDES
  • 11:00 Introduction to OPC/UA
    - OPC Specialist from VDMA or OPC-Foundation
  • 11:30 IREDES via OPC/UA: Integration of Mining into the Automation World
    Presentation of
  • 12:00 Lunch
  • 13:00 IREDES Drill Rigs profile: Content update
    - Discussion of machine and operation related content of the current Drill Rigs Profile
    - Requirements for content update and upgrade
    - Forming an active Industry workgroup to complete updated content
  • 14:00 IREDES LHD/Truck (Transport) profile: Content update
    - Discussion of machine and operation related content of the current Drill Rigs Profile
    - Requirements for content update and upgrade
    - Forming an active Industry workgroup to complete updated content
  • 15:00 Other profiles for Machine Status and Maintenance
    - Discussion of machine and operation related content of the current Drill Rigs Profile
    - Requirements for content update and upgrade
    - Forming an active Industry workgroup to complete updated content
  • 15:45 Roadmap for IREDES profile updates and integration with OPC/UA
  • 16:00 End of event

During the following days on the APCOM2019 conference there is the possibility for further profile related workshops, so the workgroups for different topics may have the chance to continue their work during the following days. Related infrastructure (meeting facilities) will be provided.

Place: Wroclaw, Poland, to be announced (probably IBIS Styles Hotel)

Attendance Fee:

  • IREDES members: Free
  • Non members: 400 EUR, credited to first membership year upon joining IREDES within 6 month after event

Special offer:

  • Attendees are invited to register at the discounted author's fee for the international APCOM conference in Wroclaw (June 04-06)!

Registration:

In order to register for the event please issue a registration form published on APCOM 2019 registration system website: link.