06.11.2018

250 participants took part in two OPC-UA symposia in India

VDMA and OPC Foundation organized the symposium "OPC UA Platform Enabler for Industry 4.0" on 22 and 23 October 2018 in the cities of Pune and Bengalore in India. The approximately 250 participants informed themselves about new activities, technology details, application scenarios and political positions around this worldwide communication standard.

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31.07.2018

BMBF supports measure "Industry 4.0 Test Environments - Mobilising SMEs for Industry 4.0".

The BMBF's new announcement on the funding measure "Industry 4.0 Test Environments - Mobilising SMEs for Industry 4.0" has been officially published.

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20.06.2018

OPC UA Companion Specifications for Robotics and Machine Vision released

Machines have to speak the same language in the Future´s smart factories. The decisive factor here is the standardization of communication interfaces. Therefore, the VDMA is currently developing industry-specific OPC UA Companion Specifications and has just released the OPC UA Companion Specifications for Robotics and Machine Vision.

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04.10.2017

VDMA Hackathons

For the implementation of industry 4.0 solutions, many companies lack IT experts who above all have one ability: digital thinking. These digital creatives are mainly to be found in the startup area. This is why the VDMA is building a bridge between mechanical engineering and the start-ups and has used a new event format for this purpose: the Hackathon.

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28.09.2017

Project on self-learning production processes in Research Group I40

With the "Research Group I40" of the VDMA Forum Industrie 4.0, industry-driven, cross-industry and pre-competitive research projects are initiated and carried out.

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26.09.2017

Industrie 4.0 Communication Guideline Based on OPC UA

OPC UA is an open interface standard that defines the mechanisms of cooperation in the industrial environment. The VDMA prioritizes its activities on this interface standard and gives an important orientation to the machine and plant engineering sector. The VDMA guideline “Industrie 4.0 Communication Guideline based on OPC UA” shows action steps that help to implement Industrie 4.0 communication in the company.

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250 participants took part in two OPC-UA symposia in India
BMBF supports measure "Industry 4.0 Test Environments...
OPC UA Companion Specifications for Robotics and Machine V...
VDMA Hackathons
Project on self-learning production processes in Research ...
Industrie 4.0 Communication Guideline Based on OPC UA

The political framework conditions need to be right

Whether Germany as an industrial nation succeeds in turning Industrie 4.0 into a business model depends on more than just the companies – important framework conditions need to be agreed with policy-makers and society.

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