MPDV's MES experts invited to IIC panel discussion on IIoT

Discussions on IIoT standards with IIC and Platform Industrie 4.0

Stefan Lölkes (second from the right), PhD, CSO of MPDV USA Inc., at the panel discussion during the IIoT World Tour
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The MES Experts of MPDV USA Inc. showed top business performance in 2017. This is also reflected in a continuous growth in employees. In order to participate in shaping the future, the CSO of MPDV USA Inc. discussed IIoT standards with other experts during the IIC IIoT World Tour Event in San Francisco, CA.

2017 was a great year for MPDV. A significant growth in revenue and several new employees to fortify the team of MES Experts show, that MPDV has proven its competence and strengthens its market position in the US. MPDV USA acquires local customer as well as international projects. A broad range of upcoming projects and promising prospects ensure a very positive future for MPDV USA.

Shaping the future of IIoT

MPDV as a global player prides itself on being MES experts and shaping the future of MES.  In December 2017, Stefan Loelkes, PhD, CSO of MPDV USA participated in an expert panel on “Standards and Architecture in IIoT”, organized by the Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC). Here, IIC from the US and Platform Industrie 4.0 from Germany were consolidating their reference architectures IIRA and RAMI4.0 to come to a globally accepted reference architecture.  In the panel discussion Loelkes talked with several other experts about the current level in global standardization for IIoT. All participants saw a clear need to establish globally valid standards. In an IIoT environment more and more systems and devices are communicating and it will become even more urgent to avoid interface ruptures by issuing globally valid standards.

During the panel discussion on standards and architecture, it became clear, that global standards are still lacking. In particular, a semantic information model is contained in neither of the two reference architectures, IIRA (IIC) and RAMI 4.0 (Platform Industrie 4.0). However, such models are very important for the future production life. The Manufacturing Integration Platform (MIP) proposed by MPDV offers a suitable solution for this. The MIP will host the digital twin of production and it will offer Manufacturing Apps (mApps) to allow interaction across manufacturers. This allows users to benefit from the needs-based functions of any mApps.  

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