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More than 600 international standards, under review for the success of Industry 4.0

11/10/2018

​ El lema de este año ‘Las normas internacionales y la cuarta revolución industrial’, subraya el papel de los estándares para garantizar el correcto funcionamiento de la industria 4.0 en aspectos como interoperabilidad, conectividad, ciberseguridad, internet de las cosas, robótica avanzada o impresión 3D. En España, se acaba de publicar la Especificación UNE 0060 Industria 4.0. Digitisation Management System Requirements, the main objective of which is to promote the digitisation of Spain's industry through a system of effective management.

11 October 2018. More than 600 international standards are being reviewed, with the goal of guaranteeing the proper operation of the fourth industrial revolution. The standards cover aspects such as interoperability, connectivity, cyber security, the internet of things, advanced robotics and 3D printing, among others.

This announcement was made by the Spanish Association for Standardisation, UNE, on the occasion of World Standards Day, which is being celebrated on Sunday, 14 October, under the slogan ‘International standards and the fourth industrial revolution’ to underscore the key role of standards in the digital transformation of organisations.

Members of the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) come together every 14 October to pay homage to the tens of thousands of experts from around the world who are collaborating to develop standards that spread knowledge.  

In Spain, the Specification UNE 0060 Industry 4.0. Digitisation Management System Requirementsthe main goal of which is to promote the digitisation of Spain's industry through a system of effective management. This specification establishes a series of requirements that have been debated and agreed by a group of sectoral associations representing multiple sectors (lighting, automotive industry suppliers, food and drink, construction and technology), companies and SMEs, backed by - and with the direct involvement of - the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Tourism (MINCOTUR), within UNE. 


The model for elaborating standards that is promoted by the international standardisation organisations ISO and IEC and their national members, such as UNE in Spain, is the model necessary to define standards that guarantee the maximum degree of interoperability that Industry 4.0 requires. 

Standardisation helps organisations to tackle the new challenges they face. UNE is one of the leading generators of knowledge in Spanish. More than 12,000 experts from 4,500 organisations and public administrations participate in UNE's 217 technical standardisation committees, sharing their knowledge and experience to draw up standards which, based on the premise of consensus and openness, include best practices on matters that are key to companies.