One of many goals in digital transformation is to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of processes while reducing complexity. This reduces time and costs as quality is improved. However, digitalization should not result in shifting complexity to other areas or an overall increase in complexity. Smart manufacturing applications therefore require, among other things, unique information for M2M communication.
ECLASS provides the semantics for machine-to-machine communication
With the help of the ECLASS standard, products can be clearly described along the entire value chain. The ECLASS standard helps create the required semantic interoperability by turning product data into unique information. In addition to static data, this includes variable process data and information on executable operations. By using ECLASS in machine-to-machine communication, it is possible to understand a data point worldwide, for example, as a temperature with the unit Celsius.