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A reference model for common understanding of capabilities and skills in manufacturing

Aljosha Köcher; Alexander Belyaev; Jesko Hermann; Jürgen Bock; Kristof Meixner; Magnus Volkmann; Michael Winter; Patrick Zimmermann; Stephan Grimm; Christian Diedrich
In: at Automatisierungstechnik, Vol. 71, No. 2, Pages 94-104, DeGruyter, 2023.


In manufacturing, many use cases of Industrie 4.0 require vendor-neutral and machine-interpretable information models to describe, implement and execute resource functions. Such models have been researched under the terms capabilities and skills. Standardization of such models is required, but currently not available. This paper presents a reference model developed jointly by members of various organizations in a working group of the Plattform Industrie 4.0. This model covers definitions of most important aspects of capabilities and skills. It can be seen as a basis for further standardization efforts.

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