Asset verification provides functionality to verify whether a given Asset’s type and instance information match or are compatible with what was expected by system engineering.

Applicable use cases include:

  • commissioning an automation system (e.g., a machine) to ensure all Assets in an engineered system are from the expected manufacturer and are the expected model;
  • prior to or at the initiation of data communication between AutomationComponents to ensure nothing has been (adversely) changed (e.g., during maintenance or shutdown);
  • after conducting a firmware update to ensure the updated Asset is compatible with what was engineered;
  • after replacing an Asset to ensure that the Asset has been replaced by one that is compatible or identical to what was engineered;
  • verification of the instance of an Asset (e.g., serial number), which is often a requirement in certain applications and industries (e.g., pharmaceutical).