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With the model-based online tool "Investment Calculator 4.0" and the accompanying guide, the VDMA is setting new standards in the economic evaluation of digitization projects.
The systematic evaluation of customer information and error messages provides impulses for the development of new products and business areas.
The EU-Commission presented on 19 October 2021 its plans for next year with its work programme for 2022. Much of it builds on existing initiatives, but there are also new proposals.
LfDI Baden-Würtemberg puts help for the creation of data protection information for SMEs online
Industrial-grade wireless connectivity has become an important technology for machinery and equipment manufacturers. 5G campus networks offer many opportunities in this regard.
The Standards Commission and Technical Commission met from 13 to 15 October 2021.
Digitization will also play a major role at the 12th Mechanical Engineering Summit in Berlin. How does digitalization affect mechanical engineering? What challenges do mechanical engineers have to deal with in the current times and what opportunities does digitalization offer?
The increasing digitalization and networking of production also affect the skilled workers in the value-added areas. For this reason, a number of things must already change in dual training.
"Textil vernetzt" assumes that digitalisation will change working methods, jobs, the organisation of work and the way business transactions are conducted.
Radical product and software innovations present many opportunities as well as risks and challenges for companies.
The soon-to-be-launched study "Digital Product Development" aims to identify successful ways for digital collaboration in engineering. The VDMA will accompany this study as an associated partner.
With more than 50 connected machines from all over the world, almost half of them remote, umati will be exhibiting at EMO Milan in Hall 7. On the redesigned umati dashboard, interested visitors can observe live what these machines, connected via the standardised interface OPC UA for Machine Tools, are currently doing and how they are working. The presentation is part of an international presentation programme with which the VDW is promoting the global language of production.
The ERP working group of the VDMA is constituted; the reduction of CO2 emissions is in the foreground of the work.
Despite all political efforts, the bureaucratic burdens on industry are increasing, even in the medium-sized mechanical and plant engineering sector.
On 21.09.2021, the DigitalisationNetwork Valves (DNA) dealt with the topic of "Augmented Reality in maintenance and servicing" as part of its series of events.
Interface standards are becoming increasingly important in the industry. Whether and how OPC UA as well as Companion Specifications can be a possibility in the drone environment in the future was the topic of yesterday's workshop.
When you bring drones and Artificial Intelligence together, there are completely new possibilities for data collection. DENKweit and FlyNex are combining their technologies to do just that.
Steffen Zimmermann in an interview in the podcast "Digital genial" by proAlpha
The 12th German Mechanical Engineering Summit on 26 and 27 October will kick off with a fresh concept, a new location and top speakers to address the most important topics in mechanical and plant engineering from many angles: international trade, climate change and digitalisation.
The field of tension of digital transformation in the industry shaped the VDMA Congress "Digital Solutions for Mechanical and Plant Engineering" on 23 September 2021 in Vienna. Over 100 participating executives from six countries learned from eight practical examples how digitalization can accelerate the development of mechanical engineering.
VDMA replied on 3 September 2021 to the EU-Commission's consultation on the Data Act. VDMA is critical of some elements in the B2B area, such as a fairness test and access rights.
Remote commissioning has gained in importance in mechanical and plant engineering due to the pandemic - also in NRW. The VDMA is developing a guide for this commissioning.
The corona pandemic has given digitization in Germany a boost and many companies have had to adapt to the new working conditions - including in the mechanical and plant engineering sector.
VDMA has published the FAQ list together with ifok.
"Hello, new EMO Hannover" was the welcome message at the EMO Hannover Relaunch Conference in the H'Up on the Hannover Exhibition Grounds. On 14 September this year, the VDW (German Machine Tool Builders' Association), organiser of the EMO Hannover, invited international media representatives and EMO Hannover exhibitors to the digital presentation of the new trade fair concept. The concept and the topics were presented with exciting keynotes and stimulating discussions.
Even before the general meeting, the LK FuT will meet again in mid-November after a longer break. This was agreed upon by Dr. Paul Althaus as chairman and Stephan Oehme in the first meeting.
New episode of the podcast by OPC Foundation about OPC UA for Machinery and why its the most critical and important base class of all VDMA information models. It will become critically important and mandatory not only for machines, but also for all services that access data.
In a new expertise of the research advisory board of the Industrie 4.0 platform, the use and entrepreneurial potentials of AI solutions in manufacturing SMEs were investigated.
Predictive maintenance is on everyone's lips as a buzzword in the field of Industry 4.0 and is considered the goal of many maintenance managers. Nevertheless, this technology has not yet been used as standard.
On September 1, 2021, the Data Security Law and the new requirements for dealing with vulnerabilities in networked products came into force in China. VDMA has already prepared a policy briefing on the Data Security Law. Together with the company Sinolytics, the VDMA is now also offering a policy briefing exclusively for VDMA members on the requirements for dealing with vulnerabilities.
Artificial intelligence is an essential key technology for European machinery and equipment manufacturing. This requires an EU legal framework that does not wrongly classify mechanical engineering products as high risk.
Together with its partners Gesamtmetall, IG Metall and ZVEI, the VDMA wants to specifically incorporate new qualification requirements of the digital world of work into continuing vocational training and set new standards.
We talked to Sebastian Betzin from generic.de and Wolfram Schäfer from iT Engineering Software Innovations about the topic of software quality and clean code.
Mechanical and plant engineering is Germany's largest industrial employer. It is a driver of digitalization, a pioneer of a climate-neutral economy and a global supplier to the manufacturing industry.
VDA 5050 is not the only interface being developed for automated guided vehicles. KIT has created a comparison with the MassRobotics Interoperability Standard for us.
The remaining manufacturers of machines for raw material extraction in Germany recognise their opportunity and are investing in developments to further digitalise the global mining industry.
The VDMA draws attention to an event of the BMWi.
Mechanical engineering develops concepts and strategies to increase digital sovereignty; GAIA-X is intended to leverage innovation potential in the process.
How can more digital sovereignty succeed in mechanical and plant engineering? These questions are answered by Lars Nagel, International Data Spaces Association and Kai Kalusa, VDMA in this episode of the VDMA Industry Podcast.
The tractor still plays a central role in the agricultural production process.
The EU is the first region in the world to plan a law on artificial intelligence. From the VDMA's point of view, it is good that the EU Commission is avoiding a sweeping blow. However, the proposal for the AI law goes too far in many places.
In future, the digital product passport is to include all important environmental and material data of a product along its entire life cycle. VDMA sees opportunities and challenges in this concept and calls for the involvement of the industry.
The basis for a successful digital transformation is a strong digital infrastructure - which Germany does not have. Regardless of whether it's mechanical engineering, industry or the skilled trades: in order to remain competitive, hardly any manufacturing company today can do without the potential of digitalization.
The mechanical and plant engineering industry is facing enormous technical and economic challenges due to digitalization and climate change. This has consequences for human resources management: with increasing demand for skilled workers, companies simultaneously need more flexibility for necessary transformation processes. However, further regulations of the labor market, as demanded by some parties, threaten to prevent more employment.
The digital product passport (DPP) is to collect and pass on product data along the value chain in the future. VDMA presents the opportunities and risks of the project.
The German Association for Process Machinery and Equipment (VtMA) organized a successful exchange of experiences with the process industry on the topic of digitalization for more than 50 participants.
Using the Value Proposition Canvas method, work out the customer's wishes and your own value proposition in more detail.
A recent study by Deloitte sees German SMEs currently doing very well and correspondingly optimistic. However, there is a need to catch up when it comes to digitalization.
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