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© iStock | SadeugraOPC 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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Download guideline   |   VDMA Industrie 4.0 Forum   |   VDMAimpulse 04-2017: "Integrated future of industry"


TRUMPF Thailand Technology Center. © TRUMPF ThailandOn August 10, 2017, TRUMPF Thailand opened its new Technology Center in Bangkok. The center showcases different machines and systems and presents the company's product portfolio.

The heart of the building is the showroom with an area of 440 square meters. On display here are the laser machine Trumatic 1000 fiber, the bending machine Trubend 5170, the laser cutting machine Trulaser 3030 fiber, the laser welding system Trulaser Cell 3000 and the marking system Trumark Station 1000.

"Our new technology center allows us to present our product portfolio to our Thai customers and to work with them to test their applications," says Tawiwat Reongpunyaroj, General Manager TRUMPF Thailand. "We will also offer training courses on machinery and software. The proximity strengthens our relationship to existing customers and enables us to establish new ones."

The new Technology Center includes office space for staff as well as room to prepare pre-owned machines for resale. Selling pre-owned machinery is an important means of offering new customers an economical entry into the high-end German technology market.

TRUMPF opened its Thai subsidiary in October 2015. It now has some 40 employees. Looking back on the past 22 months, Dr. Florian Zock, General Manager TRUMPF Thailand, said: "We are very happy with the performance of TRUMPF Thailand. Our new Technology Center reinforces our solid position, ensuring that we will remain successful."

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Trumpf | VDMAimpulse 03-2017: "A thai adventure: Same, same , but different"


VDMAimpulse 06-2017 will be published at the end of November 2017.

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