Module Type Package (MTP) –
the Way to a Modular System
Adaptable processes offer great opportunities – for production too. Fluctuating quantities and highly specialized products require efficient production and easy integration into higher-level systems. Together with NAMUR and ZVEI, WAGO has paved the way for the “Module Type Package.” With its MTP solutions, WAGO can help you take advantage of these opportunities and make your processes, or those of your customers, flexible and adaptable. With MTP, you can also reduce system startup times – and go live earlier than your competition. Interested? Then find out more about our flexible module engineering in our “Module Type Package” video.
The MTP Solution
With the Module Type Package (MTP), properties of process modules are described functionally – regardless of the specific manufacturer and technology. The self-contained modules, which can come from different manufacturers, are easy to reuse and can be interconnected into complex overall systems with little effort. Encapsulation of functionalities within the modules reduces the dependencies among them, ensuring largely interference-free behavior.
Simple integration and exchangeability of system modules
Greater flexibility and speed through reusable, standardized modules
Module Description with Just One Click
What is MTP and What Can It Do?
An MTP includes the following information:
This description file can be read in and processed by higher-level systems, such as visualization or process control systems, called the “Process Orchestration Layer” (POL) below. In terms of its basic purpose and function, MTP is very comparable to a printer driver, which also serves to connect subsystems − in this case, a printer from any manufacturer – to a central computer. Connect it, switch it on, print – or, in the jargon of factory automation and process technology, “plug and produce.”
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Sören Mirbach, Product Manager at WAGO Kontakttechnik
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