IDTA provides the one-stop shop for all topics regarding the Asset Administration Shell at SPS 2023

Everything from one source for the realization of the standardized Digital Twin

The Industrial Digital Twin Association e.V. (IDTA) will be exhibiting at the SPS – Smart Production Solutions trade fair for the automation industry in Nuremberg from November 14 to 16, 2023. At its booth, IDTA will provide a point of contact for all topics related to the Asset Administration Shell (AAS) and inform visitors about the standardized information models that enable a quick and easy implementation of the Digital Twin, the test platform “AAS Certification Portal” for testing and certifying implementations, and the Dataspace 4 Everybody project, which aims to create an entry point for multiple data spaces. Thus, visitors have a global one-stop shop at the SPS to get all information and developments about the AAS. IDTA is represented at the joint booth of Plattform Industrie 4.0 next to Manufacturing-X, and LNI 4.0 in hall 3 booth number 448.

Two demonstrators at the booth illustrate the use of the AAS for specific applications. The demonstrator “Lifecycle Management for Smart Operations”, developed in cooperation of PTC, SICK, EPLAN and TT-PSC, shows how asset health monitoring, a guided process of component replacement or secure software updates and patch process can be implemented based on the Digital Twin of a machine. With standardized communication between machine and component manufacturers and a graphical user interface via the AAS-API, scalability to multiple plants and a large number of sensors can be ensured.

The technology demonstrator “Sustainability enabled by AAS – PCF on Connectivity+”, developed by HARTING, SAP and Siemens, maps the topic of industrial sustainability in product creation and manufacturing through the Digital Twin. In various application scenarios, the demonstrator addresses the sustainability issue via the Product Carbon Footprint (PCF) using AAS and moreover shows how significant improvements in the data flows of complex production processes can be achieved through the use and interpretation of the AAS and how innovative applications can be implemented in the shortest possible time.

Numerous further exhibits at the SPS demonstrate the customized use of the Digital Twin in different phases of the life cycle of a product, machine or plant. The AAS Guide leads to 28 exhibits that demonstrate a wide variety of solutions using the AAS. The AAS Guide will be handed out as a printed version at the SPS at the IDTA booth and is accessible digitally in advance.

To the digital AAS Guide.