What is Reference Architectural Model Industrie 4.0 (RAMI 4.0)? You’ve come across with RAMI 4.0 because it’s started to being used as a service-oriented architecture for Industry 4.0 projects. Reference Architectural Model Industrie 4.0 is a three-dimensional map showing how to approach the issue of Industrie 4.0 in a structured manner.

This blog post is produced from my senior design project; called “Application-Independent Industry 4.0 Based Connected Smart Platform” To read more about it; have a look at Industry 4.0 Platform page.

The leading solutions in the field of Industry 4.0 are able to meet a wide range of approaches, expectations and content. But with the developments in place, the diversity of the demands makes it much more difficult to choose. At this point, RAMI, stands for Reference Architecture Model Industrie 4.0, proposed for the first time in 2015, is a recommended solution for classifying all these methods and standards on a single base. There are 3 different axes in the structure. The vertical axis is used for IT components in Industry 4.0. The left horizontal axis is used to show the lifespan of the products. Finally, the right horizontal axis shows the responsibilities and burdens that the product’s business needs to carry. Thus, with these layers, industry 4.0 solutions and the sub-elements they contain can be classified and analyzed more accurately. The RAMI 4.0 structure and layers can be seen in the figure below.

Reference Architectural Model Industrie 4.0 (RAMI 4.0)

This blog post is produced from my senior design project; called “Application-Independent Industry 4.0 Based Connected Smart Platform” To read more about it; have a look at Industry 4.0 Platform page.

The IT (vertical) layers of the RAMI 4.0 standard have been taken into account in the development of the platform. The layers of the platform fully cover the IT layers of the RAMI 4.0 standard. [1]

[1] Juan David Contreras, Jose Isidro Garcia, Juan David Pastrana, “Developing of Industry 4.0 Applications”, iJOE ‒ Vol. 13, No. 10, 2017 https://doi.org/10.3991/ijoe.v13i10.7331