President, German Electrical and Electronic Manufacturers’ Association (ZVEI)
COO / Deputy Chair, Endress+Hauser Management, Reinach / Switzerland
"The importance of ECLASS is growing enormously due to the digitization of business. The open architectures of Industry 4.0 need a semantic structure. ECLASS has provided this for engineering processes since version 9.0."
Chairman of the Executive Board / CEO, Pepperl+Fuchs SE, Mannheim / Germany
"With ECLASS, especially through the integration of the PROLIST data model, there is now a property structure that already features broad-ranging syntactic and semantic elements. It would be downright irresponsible not to use this already-available technology within the formal representation of Industry 4.0 communication."
Senior Vice President GFU Technical Expertise, BASF SE, Ludwigshafen / Germany
"The digitization of industrial production processes can have the greatest impact when standardized product and production data lead to cross-producer and cross-industry information networking. We see ECLASS as a key tool for delivering the semantically unique properties for this purpose."
Industry 4.0 Forum, Mechanical Engineering Industry Association (VDMA), Frankfurt am Main / Germany
"The standardized semantics, and thus the uniform meaning of the data, is essential for the success of Industry 4.0. Only in this way can product and production information from companies, inventory facilities and processes be understood worldwide."
Director, Institute for Automation Technology, Helmut Schmidt University / University of the Federal Armed Forces Hamburg / Germany
"Industry 4.0 value-creation processes need unambiguous, machine-interpretable specifications for the properties of products and resources. ECLASS provides these on a large scale, and thus gives meaning to Industry 4.0."
Head of Strategic Digital Product Management Weidmüller Interface GmbH & Co. KG
“We use ECLASS in order to be able to deliver standardized information to customers, and to enable us to manage this complexity internally,” says Gerald Lobermeier, who oversees product information and process management for his company. “Just as English is the language of business, ECLASS is the language of engineering – from our perspective, the most comprehensive and useful standard worldwide.”