Process digitization and the global networking of the business world is generating tremendous pressure to innovate. Industry 4.0 offers a vision of self-organizing and automated production and logistics processes – which need a common basis.
ECLASS provides a compelling response to these challenges. As a simple, machine-readable, one-to-one, ISO-compliant and yet open system, the standard is growing faster than all others. And because it is defined by its users, it is vital and based on real-world practices. ECLASS is built on the world’s expert knowledge.
Automotive component manufacturer Phoenix Contact utilized proprietary customer-side interfaces in its development of engineering processes. The company reached out to ECLASS in order to be able to manage these uniformly. Because the standard is established and highly developed, engineering data can be fed from a single source, and multiple versions can be supported in parallel. The data storage takes place centrally, and the customer can make use of this flexibly, whether for databases or catalogs.