THE INVULNERABLE MACHINE
A company suffering from a cyber attack: This is a scenario the new VDMA Competence Center Industrial Security will be dealing with. It is working on making machines invulnerable.
COMPREHENSIVE SECURITY CONCEPT
Industrial security technology requirements continue to grow. The "Holistic Security Concept" from Siemens AG therefore wants to offer comprehensive protection based on IEC 62443.
2016: SLIGHT DECREASE IN WORLD MACHINERY TURNOVER
By 1 percent to 2,530 billion euros: Machinery turnover declined last year due to political crises and economic uncertainties. The result was also influenced by exchange rate fluctuations.
INNOVATIVE MATERIALS PAVE THE WAY TO THE FUTURE
Which materials will shape the future of our industry? Experts at Fraunhofer ISI and VDMA have developed scenarios together with scientists and company specialists.
SECURELY NETWORKING EXISTING MACHINERY
If a producer uses machines from different manufacturers within the same factory, mixed network topologies are created. A security platform protects against unauthorized access.
RUSSIAN ECONOMY BEGINS TO CLIMB
A VDMA survey showed that every second mechanical engineering company expects an increase in sales in Russia for 2017. In the medium term, the interest in investments is growing.
DID YOU KNOW …
… what the biggest, largest, smallest and shortest things around are? VDMAimpulse has compiled a selection of machines and things.
THE COST OF A WORKING EU
A reform of the European Union might not solely be a matter of structure. More and more politicians claim that an effective European collaboration requires more flexibility - and perhaps some compromises, also by the industry.
A THAI ADVENTURE: SAME, SAME, BUT DIFFERENT
Southeast Asia has become his second home: Dr. Florian Zock has been living and working in Bangkok since January 2016, establishing a fully-owned subsidiary of Trumpf GmbH + Co KG.
INNOVATIVE RISK MANAGEMENT WITH CMDB
For system operators, documenting and managing OT assets in a process-oriented way as part of the risk management process will become more and more important in the future.
PREDICTIVE MAINTENANCE - CORE BUILDING BLOCK FOR INDUSTRIE 4.0
As a maintenance strategy, predictive maintenance is becoming increasingly important in the Industrie 4.0 environment. VDMA members show how their solutions can reduce costs and increase customer satisfaction.
WHERE DIGITAL TWINS INCREASE PRODUCTIVITY
With virtual images of real machines, the commissioning and system planning can be optimized more quickly and more cost effectively.
PHOTOVOLTAIC - A ROADMAP FOR SUNNY PROSPECTS
Every year, one industrial sector eagerly awaits the International Technology Roadmap for Photovoltaic (ITRPV). VDMA members explain how mechanical engineering in Germany reacts to the trends mentioned in the ITRPV using practical examples.
FOUR YEARS OF VDMA BRAZIL
VDMA's liaison office in Brazil supports the largest network of German mechanical engineering companies south of the equator.