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Presentation of the Administration Shell

Building the foundations for an Industrie 4.0 ecosystem

On 27 November 2018, Germany’s “Plattform Industrie 4.0” unveils its publication series on the Administration Shell at the trade fair SPS Drives. The Plattform’s experts will demonstrate how Administration Shells can help companies integrate their assets (e.g. hardware and software components) in production..

Four challenges and four IT security solutions in Industrie 4.0

Four challenges and four IT security solutions in Industrie 4.0

Together with its partners, the Plattform Industrie 4.0 has identified four key IT security challenges in Industry 4.0 and developed strategies to cope with them.

International conference on cyber security in Industrie 4.0 brings together key players in Berlin

International conference on cyber security in Industrie 4.0 brings together key players in Berlin

In mid-May, the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy and the Plattform Industrie 4.0 brought together around 140 international private sector and political decision-makers in Berlin. At the conference on “Securing Global Industrial Value Networks – Sychronizing International Approaches”, attendees discussed IT security in production processes from political, regulatory and technical perspectives.

Referenzarchitekturmodell Industrie 4.0

Revised Edition online: Reference Architectural Model Industrie 4.0 (RAMI 4.0) - An Introduction

The presentation of the working group on reference architectures, standards and norms describes the Reference Architecture Model Industrie 4.0 (RAMI 4.0), its objectives and advantages.

Online Bibliothek der Plattform

New presentation online: Details of the Administraion Shell - From idea to implementation

What is the structure of the Administration Shell? How does it incorporate objects into Industrie 4.0 communication? The presentation by the working group on reference architectures, standards, and norms shows what an Industrie 4.0 component with the Administration Shell is and its importance for the interoperability of components in digital ecosystems.


Structure of the Plattform Industrie 4.0

The overarching goal of the Plattform Industrie 4.0 is to secure and expand Germany's leading international position in the manufacturing industry. For this, the participants of the platform discuss appropriate and reliable framework conditions.


International Cooperation

In numerous bilateral and mulitlateral cooperations the federal government and the Plattform Industrie 4.0 discuss trendsetting questions. We form the international debate on digital transformation to tackle the chances and challenges of digitalisation across borders and together.


Map of German use cases available in English

Over 350 practical German examples demonstrate that innovative processes for linking plant equipment, IT systems and business models more closely are already being developed and implemented by companies and research institutions. This collection will continue to grow steadily in the course of Plattform Industrie 4.0’s work.


Industrie 4.0

For Industrie 4.0, it is not the computer that is the core technology, but rather the Internet. Digitalising production is gaining a new level of quality with global networking across corporate and national borders: the Internet of Things, machine-to-machine communication and manufacturing facilities that are becoming ever more intelligent are heralding a new era: the fourth industrial revolution, Industrie 4.0.

Online Library

The online library of the Plattform Industrie 4.0 is a constantly growing collection of knowledge of all topics of Industrie 4.0. It contains all the work of the working groups of the platform, but also strategy papers of the Federal Government and studies of our partners.

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