VASS (Volkswagen Audi Seat Skoda) is a standard that has been updated to version 2.9 of Eplan in the new release. This means that complete digital twins of control cabinets and the components installed in them can now be mapped.
So far, only 2D representations from Eplan Electric P8 were stored in the standard. Suppliers benefit from the fully developed design templates provided by Volkswagen as the basis for faster, high-quality design, manufacture and commissioning of the systems.
Bidirectional data exchange
Additional plus: The extension of the article and project data to include essential information from the control technology creates a complete bidirectional data exchange between EPLAN (hardware construction) and the Siemens TIA portal (software project engineering) using the AML interface.
Rittal, with its large cabinets and small housings, like Eplan, has also been part of the group standard for many years. In the current release, the VASS V6 library provides fully prepared reference cabinets in 3D based on the new Rittal VX25 cabinet system.
Automated manufacturing processes
Daniel Gräser, Department of Manufacturing Automation and Digital Production at Volkswagen, is certain:
“With the expansion of the VASS standard to include the latest engineering and software aspects from Eplan and the latest system technology from Rittal , we are ideally supporting our suppliers in implementing digital and automated manufacturing processes. At the same time, we are adding an important building block on the path we have started towards the digital factory."