AS-Schneider will rename its digital nameplate Digital Product Pass (DPP) to Digital Valve Plate (DVP). With this, the valve specialist draws a clear line between its solution for marking valves and manifolds and an initiative of the EU, which also operates under the name Digital Product Pass and is becoming increasingly important in the industry. Now, mix-ups are excluded and both solutions can be further developed in parallel.
Products in the process industry are usually delivered with a large number of technical documents. Depending on the project scope, hundreds of printed pages of drawings, material certificates, testing documents as well as maintenance and servicing information are generated. In order to advance the digitalization of mechanical components and to take a step towards Industry 4.0, AS-Schneider has already introduced its digital nameplate based on DIN SPEC 91406 under the name “Digital Product Pass” in 2019.
What was not known at the time, however, was that the European Commission was working on a Digital Product Pass of the same name as part of the Sustainable Product Strategy. In recent months, this EU Digital Product Pass has increasingly established itself as a fixed term in the industry, according to AS-Schneider.
In order to create clarity and avoid confusion, the valve specialist finally decided to rename its solution. DPP now officially becomes Digital Valve Plate (DVP). The name was created in reference to the administration shell as well as the smart valve introduced last year called “Digital Valve Kit”. “In this way, we are paving the way for both essential solutions: the implementation of the EU’s Digital Product Pass and the expansion of AS-Schneider’s Digital Valve Plate to provide relevant product information,” describes Thomas Weisschuh, Head of Product Management & Innovation at AS-Schneider.