CanvAAS – bridging a fragmented industry landscape
EIT Manufacturing’s CanVAAs project aims to bridge a fragmented industry landscape and accelerate digitalisation by providing a common standard and training methodology to facilitate a smooth transition to industry 4.0.
The CanvAAS toolset will be available in the Eclipse platform, where it will be published as a component of the Eclipse Papyrus project.
The Asset Administration Shell is the most promising standard to ensure interoperability and to implement the digital twin approach. CanvAAS is providing an easy-to-use software toolset that will empower the adoption of the standard within the I4.0 community.Saadia DHUIB, Project Manager, CEA List
- Technology providers: CEA List and DFKI. They built an innovative software solution (CanvAAS toolset) that was tested and validated by POLIMI (Industry 4.0 experimental facilities).
- Experimental production line: Whirlpool & POLIMI
- Business champions: Festo Didactic & Sherpa Engineering. FESTO tested the CanvAAS toolset on a Robotino based scenario, and they are integrating the CanvAAS toolset in their product portfolio of Learning Systems for Industry 4.0.
The EIT Manufacturing support helped to produce a new open-source toolset that is expected to increase the adoption of the AAS standard and subsequently foster flexible and inter-operable production systems for competitive manufacturing. EIT funding allowed for transforming the idea into a tangible outcome, which can now be deployed and shared on a larger scale thanks to the Open-Source philosophy and the EIT Manufacturing ecosystem.Saadia Dhouib, Project Manager, CEA List