The Weihenstephan Standards consist of a number of individual documents. Each document considers a particular aspect of the WS. Figure 3 gives an overview of the individual document parts. Table 11 briefly describes the document parts.


Figure 3 – WS Document structure

The content of the separate document parts is described in detail in Table 11. The documents can be obtained from the website

Table 11 – Description of the WS document parts

WS document parts


Implementation Guide

The implementation guide explains both the WS document structure and the workflow for creating a WS Server.

Data Evaluation and Reporting

For each WS Domain there is a separate Data Evaluation and Reporting document. This document describes exemplary MES functionalities.

WS Modeler

The WS Modeler is a modeling tool that covers the following aspects.

WS Templates

For each WS Domain there is a WS Template. A WS Template consists of three parts.

WS DataPoints

Definition of the WS DataPoints. In Table 9 the defined properties of a data point are described.

WS Machine / Unit Profiles

Definition of the WS Machine / Unit Profiles

Permutation tables

This table defines which WS DataPoints are mandatory or optional for a certain WS MachineProfile.

Modeling Tool

The modeling tool to create an information model for a WS MachineClass. The tool can export the information model for both WS OPC UA and WS Protocol.


This Companion Specification for the Weihenstephan Standards.


A NodeSet file describes the information model of a specific machine for transmission with WS OPC UA.

WS Protocol

Description of the proprietary communication standard WS Protocol.

WS PDA-Config

A PDA-Config file describes the information model of a specific machine for transmission with WS Protocol.

WS Acceptance Test

Guideline for the complete documentation of installation, commissioning and the events occurring during operation. This document provides recommendations for clarifying responsibilities and avoiding errors through correct operation.