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The third edition of the study series deals with the electrification of the powertrain and its impact on the industry.
Implementation of EU Directive 2021/2118: Introduction of compulsory insurance for self-propelled work machines with a maximum design speed above 6 - 20 km/h on public roads.
As part of a research project in the Odenwald, food can be ordered online and delivered to remote villages by drone and cargo bike.
The EU Commission has postponed the introduction of an electronic entry system - similar to the US ESTA - once again. The new launch date is set for May 2025.
Machinery regulations, research, digitalisation, standardisation - these are all highly relevant topics for the construction machinery sector.
A specialist conference dedicated to technical issues relating to hydrogen and P2X will be held for the third time in 2024.
Standardized and comprehensible signals can increase safety and acceptance when people encounter mobile robots and automated vehicles. A proposal for standardized signalling is now available for the first time.
Together with Baden-Württemberg's Minister of Transport Winfried Hermann, we have now provided information at an event in Brussels.
Shipping and aviation should make their contribution to achieving climate targets, in particular through the use of CO2-neutral fuels. But there are serious problems.
The energy transition can only succeed with synthetic fuels as a partner to renewable energies. However, current EU law stands in the way of importing these resources to Europe.
In order to achieve the predicted political goals in the field of hydrogen, the "robotics and automation" sector will become a decisive player for the necessary scaling of hydrogen production capacities.
We have looked at, summarized and assessed the legislation from the European Fit for 55 that touches on P2X.
Digitalization, sustainability as well as increasing competition with other drive technologies pose challenges for mobile hydraulics. At the colloquium, the latest concepts, solutions and developments will be presented and discussed.
Mahr GmbH presents two digital calipers on loan to umati. The handy demonstrators will make the benefits of the OPC UA interface standard tangible at events worldwide in the future.
In a joint letter, a broad alliance is calling on the German government to commit to a technology-neutral approach in the negotiations on CO2 emission standards for heavy commercial vehicles in the EU Council of Ministers.
At the end of 2021, the WHO presented new guideline values for ambient air quality, and in October 2022, the EU Commission presented a proposal to revise the Air Quality Directive (AQD). Now the EU Parliament has adopted drastic tightening measures.
VDMA EMINT and OE-A are taking a stand for their members and have participated in the consultation on the PFAS restriction.
Promoting alternative drives and fuels in agriculture
The agricultural machinery industry acts as an enabler of climate-friendly drives in agribusiness. In a position paper that has just been published, VDMA Agricultural Machinery defines the framework for alternative fuels and drives in agriculture.
On September 11, the Department of Battery Production and Hybrid Lightweight Technologies conducted an exciting event on the topic of electromobility in Detroit.
Companies and associations along the eFuels value chain have now written a joint open letter to German Transport Minister Volker Wissing
Drones offer interesting potential applications in the industrial environment. Nevertheless, they still rarely take off here. Those who shy away from the regulatory burden can rely on external support.
Battery production and lightweight technologies in focus at VDMA networking event on 11 September 2023 in Detroit
Electrolysis systems play a crucial role in the hydrogen economy
The bird's eye view and powerful camera technology make drones highly interesting for mechanical and plant engineering as well. An example from thyssenkrupp Polysius GmbH shows what this can look like in practice.
Hydrogen is the only way to make industry and transportation climate-friendly. The German government wants to support the market ramp-up with its hydrogen strategy, among other things.
Quickly reducing greenhouse gas emissions on the high seas is the central goal of the Fuel EU Maritime Regulation, which has now been adopted by the European Council.
The National Hydrogen Strategy is an important building block for achieving the climate targets and offers good opportunities for the mechanical engineering sector to contribute its expertise. However, this adaptation comes plenty late.
Wireless communication technologies have evolved rapidly in terms of reliability, data volume, power consumption or latency, opening up huge opportunities for machine builders.
The International Conference on Electric Vehicle Drives and E-Mobility will be held in Schweinfurt, Germany, Sept. 27-28, 23.
In preparation for the G7 Summit in Japan, the IEA drafted a classification system for hydrogen, based on emissions released in the manufacturing process.
Digitalisation and sustainability - these are the trendsetting requirements for our industry, which are reflected in the five key topics of bauma 2025.
In its EV Outlook 2023, the IEA presents current trends in the global EV market. This has continued to grow strongly over the past year and is driving further innovation.
In cooperation with VDMA Battery Production, Fraunhofer FFB has conducted an application study on laser applications in battery production. The results are published here in full exclusively for VDMA members.
Around 170 participants, a wealth of current information and news on the topic of battery production, and positive feedback across the board - these were the conclusion of the 2023 Annual Conference of the Battery Production Department's.
During the non-public general meeting of the Fluid Technology Research Fund on June 15, 2023, research bodies presented proposals for precompetitive joint research projects.
The VDMA has joined forces with another 30 associations and organizations of the German economy in the Association Initiative for Large and Heavy Transport (VI GST) to bring about improvements in large and heavy transports (GST).
Experience innovative technology trends and creative design ideas around hydrogen and fuel cells at hy-fcell Stuttgart from September 13-14, 2023.
The strategic anchoring of sustainability in the company is gaining in importance: Increasing transparency obligations with regard to sustainability will in future also affect medium-sized companies to some extent.
The 14th IFK will take place from March 19 to 21, 2024 in Dresden and is one of the world's most important conferences in the field of fluid-mechatronic drive, control and regulation technology.
In order for the use of hydrogen and derivatives to be recognized in the Renewable Energy Directive (REDII), two legal acts in particular are important. They now enter into force.
At the inaugural meeting of the VDMA Expert Group Europe on May 16, process technology members exchanged views for the first time on the market development of oil gas petrochemicals H2/biogas/LNG specifically in D-A-CH and EUROPE. Topics were current trends in plant engineering, decarbonization, chemical recycling and future focal points of the expert group.
A different way of arousing interest in technical professions: at the DroneMasters Academy, children and young people discover future technologies in an exciting way - with drones.
According to the EMINT Spring 2023 Business Climate Survey, all EMINT industries remain optimistic about 2023.
Use cases for drone applications in logistics to keep in mind.
Clear need for action on transport routes and approval procedures. Only if the transport infrastructure is right can goods reach the customer and the place of use. This also applies in particular to large and heavy technologies for implementing the energy transition.
So far, the offshore potential of the North Sea has remained largely untapped. Now the littoral states want to make speed - and double the wind energy output.
The 14th VDMA Construction Site Day 2023 took place on 25 and 26 May in Frankfurt. With a high-profile programme, this annual event is an excellent networking opportunity.
From November - 10, 2023, we will visit Italy's gas, petrochemical, and chemical industries to exchange ideas on supply security and climate-neutral solutions. Visits and presentations to EPCs and industry companies in Milan & Ravenna cluster.
The mechanical and plant engineering industry in Schleswig-Holstein demands a clear commitment to Schleswig-Holstein as an industrial location from politicians and expects support in reducing bureaucracy and setting sensible framework conditions.
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