Our vision is that the integration of machines and assets into an IT infrastructure is as easy as plugging an USB stick in a PC.

The difference is that the parameters and the requirements of an IT infrastructure are considerably more complicated than those of a PC. This vision is pursued also by the AutomationML Consortium aiming at the realization of a unique solution for producer independent data exchange. The goal of the standard is the development of a neutral data format which will close the existing gap between the planning tools for the digital factory and the automation planning. The complex data format AutomationML defines several rules for syntactic and semantic conformity and limits the use and application by means of exact textual specifications.

Thus a software-based Plug and Work in future production shall become reality!

We invite you to test your description on AutomationML conformity and thus to secure the quality of your modelling and your data!