IEC 62832-1:2020 defines the general principles of the Digital Factory framework (DF framework), which is a set of model elements (DF reference model) and rules for modelling production systems.<br />
This DF framework defines:<br />
• a model of production system assets;<br />
• a model of relationships between different production system assets;<br />
• the flow of information about production system assets.<br />
The DF framework does not cover representation of building construction, input resources (such as raw production material, assembly parts), consumables, work pieces in process, nor end products.<br />
It applies to the three types of production processes (continuous control, batch control, and discrete control) in any industrial sector (for example aeronautic industries, automotive, chemicals, wood).