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International study on digitalisation and automation in manufacturing companies, Fraunhofer IML/TU Dortmund
An introduction to the special category and Specific OperationsRisk Assessment (SORA).
Virtual business initiation for German companies for IT and mechanical engineering solutions for the logistics industry, e-commerce and warehouse technology, 13 - 17 September 2021
It is with great regret that we had to take note of the death of Prof. Dr. Bernd Stoffel.
This whitepaper gives first insights into technical details, possibilities and general conditions of an intralogistics drone application.
The ECTS Virtual Ceramic Technology exhibition from June 22-24, 2021, promises to present a lot of new information on more climate-friendly brick production. An Innovation Center has been set up specifically for this purpose.
The BMBF supports innovations in production, services and work that focus on people through various funding measures.
The automotive industry is currently experiencing enormous upheavals. This requires investments in new concepts and processes, new products, qualification and production facilities.
The Central Innovation Programme for SMEs (ZIM) is a nationwide funding programme that is open to all technologies and sectors.
Initiative pro climate and resource protection: Both VDMA Construction – Equipment and Plant Engineering and Air-Handling Technology are involved in the initiative.
Overview of the structure and the units of the Working Group Wireless Communications for Machines
Legal and technical introduction to the use of drones in indoor areas
Quantum computing has the potential to literally turn our world upside down.
In April, the "Stifterverband für die Deutsche Wissenschaft" started its new survey on research and development (R&D) in the industry in 2020. The results are highly significant.
In our theme publication you will find facts and figures on research and development, innovations and patents in mechanical engineering.
Every year, more than 600 VDMA members supply process technology components and systems to 150 countries around the world. Here you will find the current process technology trade fair lists.
Internal combustion engines can already be operated in a completely climate-neutral manner today, opening up considerable potential for rapidly reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
The European Commission yesterday, 18 May 2021, published a legislative proposal to amend Regulation (EU) 2016/1628 in relation to the transitional provisions for certain machinery with engines in the power range between 56 kW and 130 kW and above 300 kW to take into account the impact of the COVID-19 crisis.
The VDA 5050 communication interface has a special role to play in the "Flow-Pro" research project: as part of a transaction platform, it is intended to help the ground- and air-bound transport units of the logistics network organize themselves.
EU Commission presents its proposal on transition provisions to member states.
The current study "Drivetrain in Transition" examines the future of mobility. It predicts that the combustion engine will lose much of its importance, but also considers an alternative scenario.
In order to be able to exploit the enormous possibilities offered by hydrogen, the Federal Government has developed the national hydrogen strategy. It is flanked by research projects supported by for example the Federal Ministry of Education and Research. Under the direction of Prof. Dr.-Ing. Michael Sterner of the East Bavarian Technical University Regensburg, the Hydrogen Atlas of Germany is being developed in cooperation with the VDMA.
By 2040, around 45 percent of vehicles worldwide will be powered purely by electricity or fuel cells. For the mechanical engineering industry, this means opportunities and challenges, which are examined in the third edition of the study "Drivetrain in Transition".
The machinery and plant engineering sector spent a record amount on research and development in 2019. And even during the Corona pandemic, companies continue to focus on innovation
As a globally networked industry, the mechanical and plant engineering sector has been hit hard by the effects of the Corona crisis. After securing liquidity through tax measures, among other things, the task now is to flank the recovery and strengthen growth.
Mechanical engineering in Germany spent a total of €8.2 billion on research and development in 2019.
Gordon Riske, Chairman of the Board of the VDMA Materials Handling and Intralogistics Association, explains what intralogistics manufacturers should improve, the role start-ups play in the industry and how the IFOY AWARD has developed.
In order to present information on the raw material requirements for e-mobility more clearly in a brochure, the DERA issue "Battery raw materials for electromobility" has been published.
End of March in an exhibition hall in Dortmund: six automated guided vehicles from different manufacturers set off on a test area. The highlight: they operate together in one control system and have completed the first live test of the VDA 5050.
Following intensive discussions between Messe München, top industry representatives and the bauma Advisory Board, bauma will now take place from October 24 to 30, 2022.
The EU Commission will draw up a final proposal on Euro 7 in the next few months, thus starting the formal Brussels legislative process.
The third edition of the study series deals with the electrification of the powertrain and its impact on the industry.
China is increasingly becoming the lead market for electromobility. National and regional programs in particular are driving development. More and more car manufacturers are reflecting this in their production figures.
Almost every company in the mechanical and plant engineering sector has R&D projects and ideas. Public funding is available for them. You can find an overview here.
The Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI) has now published the 3rd funding call for LNG as a marine fuel.
German mechanical and plant engineering stands for turning megatrends into economic opportunities, especially in climate protection. These include the circular economy, the availability of renewable energies, the development of a hydrogen economy and the transformation in mobility. The technical solutions to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions are already available today.
The course has been set: greenhouse gas emissions in international shipping are to be reduced by at least 50 percent by 2050 compared with 2008 - an ambitious target.
At the Industrial Drone Arena at HANNOVER MESSE Digital Edition, five companies will be demonstrating what tasks drones can perform in industry and logistics today and in the future. The audience will also see the drones in action.
Kick-off on 3 May 2021 - Great events cast their shadows ahead, including the presentation of the bauma Innovation Award on bauma from 24 - 30 October 2022, which is traditionally the opening event of the trade fair week.
The manufacturer-independent networking of automated guided vehicles has taken a major step forward. Six companies tested the VDA 5050 interface together with their vehicles at the AGV Mesh-Up. The event was part of this year's TEST CAMP Intralogistics of the IFOY AWARD.
After four virtual trade fair days, METAV digital came to an end on 26 March. "It was a solution to the current situation with a new format in which 80 exhibitors participated with great enthusiasm and commitment," says Stephanie Simon, responsible at the VDW for organising the fair.
The goal of the Machines in Construction MIC 4.0 working group is to create uniform standards across manufacturers for digital communication between construction machines.
The machinery and plant engineering industry is looking for its opportunities even in times of the Corona pandemic. In an interview with the "Tagesspiegel", VDMA President Karl Haeusgen talks about trade policy, the supply chain law and the combustion engine.
Since 2005, the Research Association IFL (Forschungsgemeinschaft Intralogistik / Fördertechnik und Logistiksysteme (IFL) e.V.) has already funded 53 research projects for the intralogistics industry.
In exactly one week, the time has come: METAV digital will be launched under the motto "Networking simply threefold". Almost 80 exhibitors from six countries will be there. It is the first exclusively digital event for the metalworking sector organised by the VDW (German Machine Tool Builders' Association), Frankfurt am Main.
Every two years the Oil & Gas Indonesia Exhibition, the most important trade fair for petrochemicals and oil & gas production technology, takes place in Jakarta. Interested companies can register now.
Florian Kratzer, International Key Account Manager Automated Solutions at STILL GmbH on the AGV Mesh-Up.
Mobility is becoming more diverse. The change in mobility is set. Hybridization and electrification are increasingly becoming the standard. Mechanical engineering is the focus here - it produces mobility.
Due to the pandemic, the show date has been moved from June to 7-9 December 2021. The registration deadline for the federal participation is now 10 September 2021.
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