The Standardization Roadmap Industrie 4.0 - Edition 4: a blueprint to shape the digital ecosystem
Over the past years, Industrie 4.0 has developed from a buzzword to a completely new stage of production as well
as the organization and control of the entire value chain. In technological terms, Industrie 4.0 means a fusion of IT (Information Technology) and OT (Operational Technology).
This leads to a significant overlap of previously separate areas of standardization. Issues, requirements and working methods that were previously relevant now also affect the mechanical engineering and electrical engineering industries to an even greater extent.
Now it is time to think Industrie 4.0 further: What will a global digital value creation system look like? How can we identify and implement the right normative framework for this?
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Good results strengthen the partnership:
The results of the Sino-German sub-working groups Industrie 4.0 show the progress in the bilateral partnership.
With the reports on the harmonization of the reference architecture models RAMI and IMSA, the IT Security Standards Whitepaper and the Roadmap Predictive Maintenance, the SCI 4.o together with the BMWi presents documents that are central to cooperation in international standardization. No less important for the joint activities is the beginning of a mapping of relevant Industrie 4.0 norms and standards of both countries in order to be able to display a complete mapping of the respective standards landscape. The cooperation in 2018 also addressed key elements of international standardization such as the structure of the administrative shell, artificial intelligence and maturity models.
Publication Discussion Paper: Usage View of the Asset Administration Shell:
The results paper of the German-Japanese cooperation in Industrie 4.0 Standardization & Use Cases explains the concept, applications and advantages of the asset administration shell.
However, a comprehensive view from the application perspective is still missing. This is necessary, however, so that a broad community can better understand the goals of this concept in order to benefit from its use.
The presented elaboration is an important step to develop a common view on a core concept of Industrie 4.0 and to derive requirements for the necessary standardization.
In the working group "Standardization" chaired by Germany, the basic structure of the management shell for Industrie 4.0 was described and the first preferred standards were summarized in a 65-page document. With this work result, the technical-organizational framework conditions can now be developed Europe-wide in order to implement the multitude of necessary Industrie 4.0 sub-models in a coordinated manner.