AS-Schneider Group is equipping all E Series valves and manifolds with an unique QR-code. That QR-code provides easy access to static product information like material properties, certificates and physical dimensions via CAD drawings. It also includes operating and installation instructions or spare parts or replacement information.
The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is getting more and more traction. The IIOT promises to transform processes of the industry. It demands the securing and availability of far higher amounts of data, at far greater speeds. Often the data is moved into cloud for big data processing. Connectivity and scalability are mandatory.
OEMs, EPCs, and end-users that have embraced the IIoT have seen significant improvements in respect of time, cost savings, efficiency, safety, and profitability. Experts expect this trend to continue and even accelerate.
With all the enthusiasm, we often ignore one fact. Engineers don't only build process systems out of intelligent, digital, and communicative devices. Technicians install millions of items of technical equipment each year into green or brownfield applications. A big chunk are pure mechanical components like valves and manifolds. For a holistic system view, we need to include those components into the digital twin, too. Such a system needs secure, biunique, and standardized IT based identification. It will offer invaluable benefits to both owners/operators and OEMs.
Since 2019 AS-Schneider Group has worked on the implementation of the Digital Product Pass. This digital pass is now available for one of the high volume portfolios - the E-Series Valves and Manifolds.
If the end-user has such a valve or manifold with QR-code in his hand or installed in his plant, he can now access the product information very easy. The access is straightforward. Scan the QR-code on the product with any QR-code reader on the smart device. Or, he can enter the plain text serial number lasered on the product on www.qr4v.de.
The Service Platform offers the end-user access to: