Victory in fierce competition for enterprises is now largely ensured by the introduction and production of automated processes. The development of new technologies, such as robotics and artificial intelligence, contributes to the prosperity of many sectors of the economy, covering more and more enterprises around the world with their influence.For example, aircraft manufacturers understand that new aircrafts must be safer, faster, lighter, more energy-efficient, and significantly reduce their environmental impact. In order to have these innovative benefits, manufacturers must have cost-effective, fast, and flexible manufacturing processes.
Therefore, they are looking for the implementation of these tasks in a number of automation technologies. In particular, in robotics, cloud computing, technical training and the Internet of things. Many ISO standards play a key role in delivering these benefits.
For example, for companies such as Boeing, which produce very sophisticated systems and models in the aircraft industry, ISO standards are of utmost importance.
In particular, there are three standards that help aircraft manufacturers automate their production:
• Standard ISO 10303 “Industrial automation systems and integration. Product data representation and exchange” (also known as “STEP ”) is the most widely used standard for product design data exchange implemented in computer-aided design. Such a complex product as an airplane can be built only if all the personnel involved in the design, production, assembly and other aircraft manufacturing processes have the appropriate specifications. The ISO 10303 standard provides guidelines for creating an effective information flow to achieve this goal between different departments of the enterprise, as well as participants in cooperation equipped with heterogeneous design systems.
• Standard ISO 14306 “Industrial automation systems and integration – JT file format specification for 3D visualization” is intended for training courses, instructions and documentation. It is used for the effective exchange of information in the process of designing, assembling or servicing products by various stakeholders. The ISO 14306 standard provides useful recommendations for the clear reproduction of this information, for example, in technical documents, online maintenance manuals and in the workplace;
• ISO 32000 Standard “Document management – portable document format”, Also known as the“ PDF standard ”, is an ideal complement to ISO 10303 and ISO 14306. It is a universally accepted form for the correct and efficient digital distribution of product designs and other related information.
Finally, the ISO 8000 and ISO 22745 standards are also worth mentioning in this context. The ISO 8000 standard is a data quality standard that allows companies and organizations to switch to intelligent, connected manufacturing, where standardized data on product components are conveyed in a correct and transparent way.
The ISO 22745 standard contains practical recommendations on the use of data on industrial automation systems and their integration.
Detailed information on the ISO 10303, ISO 14306, ISO 32000, ISO 8000, and ISO 22745 standards and certification can be obtained from the System of International Certification (SIC).