A

Virtual digital and active representation of an I4.0 component in the I4.0 system

Note 1: An administration shell contains the manifest and the component manager.

Note 2: Administration shell is synonym to asset administration shell (AAS)

Source: Industrie 4.0 – Begriffe/Terms, VDI Statusreport Industrie 4.0 (April 2017)

Combination of elements of a model based on principles and rules for the purpose of its construction, development and utilization

Source: Industrie 4.0 – Begriffe/Terms, VDI Statusreport Industrie 4.0 (April 2017)

Totality of all information in the information world whose validity or up-to-dateness has expired andwhich can, thus, no longer be changed

Note 1: Information losing its validity or up-to-dateness is transferred to the archive world.

Note 2: No statement is made regarding the time at which information is transferred from the model world or state world to the archive world.

Source: Industrie 4.0 – Begriffe/Terms, VDI Statusreport Industrie 4.0 (April 2017)

entity which is owned by or under the custodial duties of an organization, having either a perceived or actual value to the organization

Representation, in information technology, of a property

Source: Industrie 4.0 – Begriffe/Terms, VDI Statusreport Industrie 4.0 (April 2017)

C

(Self-organizing) interaction between service users in the context of higher-level specifications

Source: Industrie 4.0 – Begriffe/Terms, VDI Statusreport Industrie 4.0 (April 2017)

Classification of commmunication and identification capability

Note: Because the capability to communicate and the degree of familiarity recognized are so important (communication and presentation-CP), the membership of an element in its respective class can be expressed by a combined CP/numeric notation. A notation of this kind has proved itself useful in the field of IP protection classes, for example.

CP XY

Communication capability (X-digit)

  • 4 – capable of I4.0 conform communication
  • 3 – capable of active communication
  • 2 – capable of passive communication
  • 1 – not capable of communication

Degree of familiarity (Y-digit)

  • 4 – managed as entity
  • 3 – individually known
  • 2 – anonymously known
  • 1 – unknown

Example: CP33, for example, corresponds to an individually known component actively capable of communication – in other words, for example, a classic Profibus field device. A safety container which is monitored and managed throughout its life cycle but has no ability to communicate would come under CP class CP14.

Source: Industrie 4.0 – Begriffe/Terms, VDI Statusreport Industrie 4.0 (April 2017)

Request to carry out an action

Synonym: instruction

Source: Industrie 4.0 – Begriffe/Terms, VDI Statusreport Industrie 4.0 (April 2017)

The manner in which data are exchanged with a participant or the participant can exchange these data and whether the participant exchanges data

Note: Various protocols

Source: Industrie 4.0 – Begriffe/Terms, VDI Statusreport Industrie 4.0 (April 2017)

Specific manifestation of communications

Note 1: Examples are synchronous/asynchronous, acknowledged/not acknowledged/with reply, deterministic/non-deterministic, stateful/stateless, unicast/multicast/broadcast

Source: Industrie 4.0 – Begriffe/Terms, VDI Statusreport Industrie 4.0 (April 2017)