THE VIRTUAL PRODUCT CONTROLS ACTUAL PRODUCTION
Asked about a real-life example of the use of Industrie 4.0 at shop floor level, Steffen Winkler does not need to think for long. The automation expert from Bosch Rexroth quickly picks up a cordless screwdriver for industrial use.
PRODUCT PIRACY - STOPPING VIRTUAL THIEVES IN THEIR TRACKS
In times of Industrie 4.0, virtual thieves are particularly dangerous. Based on digital templates, they create identical products that cannot be differentiated from the original. VDMA members present ways for manufacturers to protect themselves.
MAKING LABOR FIT FOR THE FUTURE
Labor market policy is not to be exclusively understood as social and regulatory policy, Fabian Seus, VDMA attorney and VDMA labor law expert, explains. “Additionally, labor market policy is to be understood as a part of a competitive economic and location policy.” For years now, labor market policy has been a large aspect of the VDMA portfolio, and that is why the VDMA Competence Center Labor Market was founded.
HUMAN AND ROBOTS - GETTING CLOSER
Welding overhead without assistance is feasible for a little while, but for a whole day? Lifting and mounting a heavy console once is manageable, but all day long? Since mankind and thus the employees are ageing, solutions need to be found to make working and everyday life easier, less destructive and more comfortable. Collaboration between human and robots provides an answer to this question.