DPP4.0 – The Digital Product Passport for Industry 4.0
The Digital Product Passport for Industry 4.0 is an industry-ready tool for documenting and providing product information in a human- and machine-readable format accessible for various parties such as companies, authorities and users.
How does it work?
Digital Product Passport
Digital Twin based on the Asset Administration Shell
The Digital Product Passport for Industry 4.0 (DPP4.0) allows the documentation and provision of mandatory product information. The DPP4.0 can be accessed via the identification link (ID link) attached to the product. The provided information is structured using the standardised Asset Administration Shell. This allows various users to get quick and easy access to product information across the entire value chain based on their needs.
- Product information of the whole product lifecycle in use case specific submodels
- Controlled access to product information based on different authentication methods
- Instance-related, one-to-one product identification by means of ID link
Asset Administration Shell
Complete representation of an asset
As an important element of Industry 4.0, the Asset Administration Shell (AAS) manages the information of a component, machine, plant or an entire factory. This is possible thanks to the standardised meta models, interfaces and semantics. The information is structured in submodels according to different use cases and enables cross-manufacturer exchange as well as accessibility to customers, users and administrations.
- The AAS implements the Digital Twin for Industry 4.0
- Industry-neutral standard for cross-company communication
- Exchange of information across manufacturers through open standards
- Access-control for each submodel
PCF of a Control Cabinet
Fast Track to the Product Carbon Footprint with the DPP4.0
The ZVEI showcase PCF@Control Cabinet demonstrates the DPP4.0 in action. Each product used to assemble the cabinet comes with the Digital Product Passport for Industry 4.0. Among others, it contains the information regarding the Product Carbon Footprint (PCF). By scanning the identification link, the system integrator can automatically determine the PCF value of a product and uses the data to calculate the PCF of the entire cabinet.
- Online documentation for easy access and reduction of paper waste
- Documentation and provision of sustainability indicators
- Automated and effortless usage of information of the supplied products
Accessible product information for all users
The Digital Product Passport for Industry 4.0 contains a globally unique and machine-readable identifier that makes information about a product digitally available to different users. Manufacturers, customers, users and authorities access relevant information, such as documents, certificates and labels, via the same identifier.
Learn more about the Digital Product Passport for Industry 4.0, its benefits and potentials in the following explanatory video.
Did you know that ZVEI has already presented an application of the Digital Product Passport for Industry 4.0 to the German Chancellor at the Digital Summit 2022? You find the video below as well.
Olaf Scholz experiences the PCF monitoring on Digital Summit 2022
The ZVEI showcase PCF@Control Cabinet applies the Digital Product Passport for Industry 4.0 and was part of the exhibit tour.
Digital Product Passport for Industry 4.0
Find out how the Product Carbon Footprint (PCF) is calculated using the DPP4.0 for own and purchased products along the value chain.