AAS Suite - Designer and Marketplace for Asset Administration Shells
You want to create Asset Administration Shells (AAS) and are looking for the right tool?
Our AAS Suite with AAS Designer allows you to create and edit them easily and quickly on the web and make them available on the AAS Marketplace.
Our Designer facilitates the easy creation of an AAS, even for beginners.
It can accompany in the creation process step by step with basic submodels like Digital Nameplate, Handover Documentation etc., if desired, and provides many assistance functions.
Even experienced users can use this tool to create or edit asset administration shells quickly and easily. After completing the work, the user can be sure to have a correct AAS.
These AAS can be shared within the Designer with colleagues in one's own company or
published on the Marketplace.
Currently implemented sub-models of the IDTA
Meta-Level is member of the IDAT - Industrial Digital Twin Asociation. At IDTA, new sub-models for AAS are continuously made available. These sub-models are essential for the content design of an AAS. We are continuously working on making the sub-models released by the IDTA available in our designer.
It is also possible to create your own sub-models or modify and work with the already existing ones.Marketplace
The AAS Designer was developed as part of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research-funded project "BaSys überProd".
The Marketplace is the central hub for the provision and exchange of AAS.
On the Marketplace, a user can search AAS that have been published by other users and download these in form of an aasx package in order to use them.
Registered users can place AAS on the Marketplace. Within the AAS Designer it is possible to load AAS from the Marketplace and edit them there. AAS created in the Designer can be published to the Marketplace at the push of a button.Viewer
The Viewer allows the data stored in an AAS to be made human readable and viewed.
The viewer, which is included in the AAS Designer and the Marketplace, displays the contents of an AAS in a quick, easy-to-read, and visually appealing view.
For example, measurement data, which is available in the form of time series data, can be loaded for a selectable time period and displayed clearly in a graph.Reader
With the Reader, the data of an AAS stored as a QR code can be made readable and viewed.
The Reader is an extension of the viewer included in the AAS Designer and Marketplace.
In the Marketplace, a link and a QR code can be generated for each published AAS. By scanning the QR code with the AAS Reader, the viewer displays the AAS content in a readable and visually appealing form.Feed-Application
AAS can be easily generated automatically with the Feed Application.
When it comes to creating AAS for products, manual filling using the AAS Designer is very time-consuming. This is exactly where the Feed Application of the AAS Suite supports the automated generation of AAS.
Based on a type-AAS as a kind of template, values are defined for fields in the various submodels. You determine once where the data for the respective value comes from. There are various methods for this (fixed value, function call, web service call, CSV file, etc.). This allows you to generate large quantities of product-AAS (instances) at the touch of a button or automatically via the integrated REST API.Services
We also provide different Services in the field of AAS.
We also offer further services in the area of AAS. Do you want to learn about the possibilities of using AAS, set up your first projects with it or even carry out a proof-of-concept? Do you need help in setting up a software infrastructure to work with AAS and use it beneficially in your company? Or do you need a special, customised software solution? We can also support you here!Contact us
The idea and motivation for the development of the AAS Suite
AAS - The future standard interfaces for machines, their components and assets
The Asset Administration Shell (AAS) is designed to be the future standard for data communication between machines and IT systems in Industrie 4.0 environments. It is used as a standardised interface between all types of industrial machines, including robots, production lines, conveyors, etc. and their respective components or parts. It also enables the integration and interaction of processes or virtual assets. AAS serves as the content basis for the conception and creation of digital twins, i.e. AAS is their data representation.
The definition of this interface and the associated concept has been advanced and developed in recent years by projects funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) (e.g. BaSys 4.x). In order to establish this standard in daily use, a large group of well-known companies has founded an association, the IDTA - Industrial Digital Twin Association (currently over 100 members).
It's often difficult to create an asset administration shell. The documentation of the definition contains several hundred pages. An AAS usually consist of several sub-models representing different aspects of an asset. In order to create these and fill them with meaningful content, you need experts who deal intensively with the topic. Of course, this is not desirable for a standard interface.
As a result, Meta-Level Software AG offers the AAS Designer, which allows users to create their own
asset administration shells. It helps them by providing various support functions so that they don't
need to be experts any longer. Additionaly there is an expert mode in which experienced users can
also quickly create and edit their own asset administration shells. Within the Designer, AAS can be
shared within the company. Via the AAS Marketplace, an AAS can be made publicly available.
The tools of the AAS Suite with the Designer are available in the current version 3 of the specification of the AAS published by the IDTA!