Industrie 4.0 Plug-and-Produce for Adaptable Factories

PLATTFORM PUBLICATION - Example Use Case Definition, Models, and Implementation: The Platform Industrie 4.0 aims at identifying and evaluating existing standards that are needed to implement Industrie 4.0 application scenarios across vendor borders. If the standards are not suited or incomplete for the application scenarios, these gaps shall be identified to start corresponding standardization initiatives.

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The “DIN Normungsroadmap” Industrie 4.0 provides a broad list of standards and norms that are potentially relevant in this context. On the other hand, the Platform Industrie 4.0 working group 2 on research and innovation has specified nine application scenarios, which may help to separate Industrie 4.0 concepts into more manageable parts.

These application scenarios are meant to be representative and aim to cover many aspects of Industrie 4.0. They provide a starting point for a deeper evaluation of standards, since they allow mirroring existing standards against concrete application requirements if they are further refined.