At the free German-language online seminar organised by the Mittelstand 4.0 competence centre eStandards, the focus is on the presentation by AmpereSoft CEO Stefan Mülhens. Entitled “Manufacturing products cleverly – Smart Engineering in electrical engineering with ECLASS Advanced”, the organisation invites representatives of SMEs to learn about the benefits of electronic standards. In the three-question interview, Stefan Mülhens explains what it will be about.
Question: Stefan Mülhens, you are appearing as a speaker at the online event of the Mittelstand 4.0 Competence Centre eStandards. What can the participants expect?
Stefan Mülhens: It will be about the advantages that digital standards offer SMEs. In the lecture, I will use the concrete example of ECLASS Advanced to show how standardised product information can be used in engineering. For example, engineering specialists save themselves the time-consuming and error-prone transfer of technical product properties into the software systems in which they are needed.
This can save a lot of time, as can automated calculations, which can also be realised on the basis of ECLASS. In addition, the general value of a high-quality and standardised product database will be a topic. Afterwards, I look forward to exchanging ideas with the participants, focusing on their individual questions.
Question: Why is ECLASS Advanced suitable for digitisation in SMEs?
Stefan Mülhens: The ECLASS standard describes the physical properties but also the functions of components in very detailed form. From our point of view, it is clear that Industry 4.0 with its diverse requirements works best with ECLASS. That is why we at AmpereSoft have been committed to its establishment and dissemination for years with great conviction and, as a member of the ECLASS CRD/CAx working groups, also to its further development. We are also an ECLASS Gold Partner and our tool system harmonises smoothly with the ECLASS product data.
Question: What is the Mittelstand 4.0 Competence Centre eStandards and how does the cooperation with AmpereSoft GmbH come about?
Stefan Mülhens: The Competence Centre is a non-profit organisation without commercial interests and part of the funding initiative “Mittelstand 4.0”, which is funded by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action. The objective is to support SMEs in developing digital and thus sustainable business models based on eStandards. In addition to regular information events, brochures and checklists are made available for this purpose and training courses are held. The materials and participation in the events are free of charge for the companies. Since our objectives are similar and complementary, the cooperation makes sense and is logical.
Thank you very much Mr Mülhens!
The free German-language online event “Manufacturing products cleverly – Smart Engineering in electrical engineering with ECLASS Advanced” with Stefan Mülhens will take place on
10:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
For more information and to register, please visit the website of the Competence Centre.