Given the criticality of usable data at scale for Industry 4.0, many manufacturers have turned to ISA-95—probably the most commonly recognized data-modeling standard around the world—for guidance.
Applying ISA-95 in an Industry 4.0 world
Article from | HighByte
Historically, ISA-95 has been the guide for many off-the-shelf and bespoke manufacturing execution systems (MES). Today, ISA-95 also helps industrial organizations implement data integrations that link MES, enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems, IIoT platforms, data lakes, and analytics solutions. It also eases the implementation of a unified namespace (UNS) for enterprise data integration.
The specification defines a hierarchal model for systems, detailed information models, and a data flow model for manufacturing operations management (MOM). Let’s take a look at these 3 key attributes in more detail and uncover how the ISA-95 specification can be applied within HighByte Intelligence Hub.
ISA-95 and HighByte Intelligence Hub
1. Hierarchal Model
The hierarchal model defined in ISA-95 is applicable for organizing data payloads in a UNS and organizing models and instances within HighByte Intelligence Hub. Within the Intelligence Hub, you can set up MQTT outputs with the Enterprise, Site, Area, Line, Cell, or Machine topic structure, so you can organize payloads of data at the appropriate layer in the broker.
2. Information Models
In HighByte Intelligence Hub, a model comprises multiple attributes and potentially other models. This allows logical models to be built for specific integrations by reusing base components. By implementing ISA-95 within HighByte Intelligence Hub, you can define the required information payload for the target system or analytic.
3. Data Flows
HighByte Intelligence Hub data flows can map directly to those in the ISA-95 specification. You can implement flows from system to system within HighByte Intelligence Hub as defined in ISA-95. You also can easily implement additional data flows that leverage the same information but are outside the scope of ISA-95. The ISA-95 specification provides many useful hierarchies, models, and flows that are applicable when integrating industrial data.
If you would like to learn more about how a dedicated DataOps solution can provide a more efficient and secure means of merging, modeling, and moving your industrial data, I invite you to try HighByte Intelligence Hub for yourself. Join the trial program to get access to the latest release, product resources, and a HighByte team member to help guide you through your assessment.
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