Digital models of the I4.0 component throughout the entire life cycle

Note 1: The virtual representation is part of the administration shell.

Note 2: The virtual representation can be located in the information layer or in the integration layer of the RAMI4.0.

Note 3: The manifest is part of the virtual representation.

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