HANNOVER MESSE 2020, 20 - 24 April
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Industrie 4.0 Forum

The Administration Shell on its way to a dependable specification

How to tackle real interoperability along the full Industrie 4.0 value chain

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German, English

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Digital Factory, Digital Twin, Industrie 4.0

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Industrie 4.0 Forum

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This talk reports on the current developments of the ZVEI assocation and Germany's Plattform Industrie 4.0 with respect to the so called Asset Administration Shell.

The Talk will give a general overview on the current standardization activities of Industrie 4.0 and will also introduce the RAMI4.0 reference model. Following, the Industrie 4.0 component  and the Administration Shell being the central active element for the digitization of all important assets within the new Industrie 4.0 added values chains will be motivated and discussed in comparison with the Digital Twin approach. The talks reports on the various ongoing activities for standardization of information models by different product groups. The talk reports in detail on the publication of the first developer-ready specification for the Administration Shell, which makes it possible to exchange Industrie 4.0 information cross vendors and cross life cylces. The talks closes with specific take-home messages for the audience.


 Dr. Michael Hoffmeister

Dr. Michael Hoffmeister

Executive Expert Digital Business, Festo AG & Co. KG

* Chair working group SG Models and Standards of ZVEI association/ Germany

* 2nd convener of the DIN SPEC 91345 (Concepts Industrie 4.0)

* Convener of the VDMA Specification 66415 ...

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