Terminology regarding Industry 4.0 (glossary of the VDI GMA technical committee 7.21 »Industry 4.0«)
The VDI GMA technical committee 7.21 »Industry 4.0«, under the direction of Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ulrich Epple from the RWTH Aachen, is working on a basis for the understanding of the standard terminologies, reference models and architectural concepts for Industry 4.0.
This is happening on the basis and for further devolpment of the existing standardization in the area.
Within Industry 4.0 the languages of production and information and communication technology (ICT) are growing together. There are however differences and unclarities regarding the terminlogies of Industry 4.0 which have historical reasons. The workgroup »Terminology« under the direction of Mrs. Dr.-Ing. Miriam Schleipen from the Fraunhofer IOSB is working on a common »basis« (terminology) of Industry 4.0 in terms of linguistic and mental contructs. Existing norms and standards of the areas of ICT and production are the base for these constructs.
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State which in the technical context covers among other items functional safety, reliability and IT security.
Note 1: The German term “Sicherheit” translates to either “security” or “safety” in English.
Note 2: Due to the breadth of this subject area, this term definition will not be treated in greater detail.
Produced or manufactured (intermediate) product which in a smart factory delivers the (outward) communication capability to network and to interact intelligently with other production participants.
Note 1: The product is a produced or manufactured article or semi-finished product.
Note 2: A digital image is part of the product intelligence and can be localized on the product itself but also spatially separate from it.
Note 3: Unique identification and product-related information makes it possible for the product to be linked to the smart factory.
Dialogue between smart factory and smart product.
Manifestation of the characteristics of an object at a certain point in time.