iiRDS in mechanical engineering

Mechanical engineering produces a wide range of information products such as operating and assembly instructions. The iiRDS standard helps to label this information uniformly, saving time and costs. Here is a use case.

Text by Susanne Lohmüller


Interview by Susanne Lohmüller


Gebr. Heller Maschinenfabrik GmbH from Nürtingen, Germany, relies on the intelligent information Request and Delivery Standard (iiRDS) for the exchange of information. Niko Schad, who is responsible for technical documentation and has been involved in the introduction of iiRDS from the outset, provides insight into his wealth of experience with the standard.

How did you come across iiRDS and how long have you been involved with it?

I first became aware of iiRDS at tcworld conference 2016, when the Information 4.0 working group presented its findings on the new delivery standard to a broad specialist audience. As the idea behind it had been on my mind for years in my day-to-day work, the idea of this standard naturally infected me immediately and has stayed with me ever since. In May 2018, I was able to convince our management that it was worth actively ...