IDTA and OMP collaborate to jointly advance the Digital Twin technology

Organisations sign agreement to synchronise and align processes and outcomes

Industrial Digital Twin Association (IDTA) and Open Manufacturing Platform (OMP) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to build and consolidate a successful global ecosystem for interoperable industrial Digital Twins and in particular the Asset Administration Shell (AAS). Both organisations agree on common key subjects with the aim to jointly address requirements for the development of technical solutions based on the AAS. This includes providing feedback on intermediate findings and ensuring the applicability of Submodel Templates development for the AAS. Regular status updates and coordination at management level will ensure complementary approaches and avoid duplication of work.

„Part of IDTA’s mission is to integrate industry expertise for a common international standard for the industrial Digital Twin. The OMP, with its commitment to develop solutions based on open standards that drive automation and autonomy, is a valuable partner in our growing global ecosystem. We look forward to our mutual collaboration to accelerate the development, deployment and adoption of the Asset Administration Shell in joint projects. Sharing our experiences will pave the way for interoperable technology and extend the range of AAS applications available to industry,“ said Dr. Christian Mosch, General Manager of IDTA.

“Semantics is one of the key enablers for successfully exchanging data via digital twins. This is what the working group “Semantic Data Structuring” of the OMP is addressing with the BAMM Aspect Meta Model. The OMP BAMM Aspect Meta Model is based on modern technology and standards like Resource Description Framework (RDF). We look forward to a deep engagement with the IDTA, the single point of contact for interoperable industrial digital twins, to take the development of standardized semantic models for digital twins to the next level. Like the IDTA OMP is dedicated to open source principles, so this is a perfect fit,” said Felix Schuech, Member of Management Team of Open Manufacturing Platform.