News from the Asset Administration Shell of Industry 4.0 - The interoperable digital twin of Industry 4.0 from implementation perspective
This talks reports on the latest developments of the Industry 4.0 platform and ZVEI with regard to the Asset Administration Shell. The talk first discusses the digital twin as a concept with regard to the challenges of scalability and interoperability in the life cycle and gives an overview of current standardization projects in Industry 4.0 and smart manufacturing. The Industry 4.0 Asset Administration Shell is introduced as a concept and discussed in the overall architecture of a manufacturing facility, how a manufacturer and life cycle-spanning exchange of Industry 4.0 information is already feasible today. The presentation shows relevant specifications and discusses the already available Open Source tools for the Asset Administration Shell. The user organization "Industrial Digital Twin Association (IDTA)" will be introduced.