Members meeting 2019
The member meeting of the VDMA Trade association for Materials Handling and Intralogistics is the opportunity to network with members from all five specialist departments. Two days - full program and plenty of opportunity for networking and discussion. We are looking forward to seeing you!
Fraunhofer study: "Urban farming in the city of tomorrow"
The facts: by 2050, 66 percent of the world's population will live in cities. That's more than 6 billion people. At the same time, 80 percent of the world's arable land is already in agricultural use. This means that the possibilities are almost exhausted. How can the inhabitants of the future megacities be supplied? One idea is urban farming, i.e. the production of food in the city.
New on board in the trade association
Jeannette Bernard coordinates standardisation activities for industrial trucks
Intralogistics sector remain on course for success
2018 production volume grows by 5 percent +++ Significant increase of 8 percent in exports +++ 3 percent growth expected in current year
Tue. 26.03.2019  09:00 - 13:00 hrs.
Hotel Marriott München
Am 26. März 2019 findet die Veranstaltung "Die D-A-CH Region - Europas starke Mitte" im Hotel Marriot in München statt.
Tue. 26.03.2019  10:00 - 17:00 hrs.
Wie Ihr Unternehmen z.B. für 'fremde' Maschinen zum Hersteller werden kann und es möglich ist, dass sich die Kunden für Gebrauchtmaschinen eine 'neue' Gewährleistung erschleichen, das ist dem auslösenden Vertriebs- oder Servicemitarbeiter zumeist nicht bewusst.
Tue. 26.03.2019  10:00 - 16:00 hrs.
VDMA, Raum 5
WG OPC UA Compressed air technology - Meeting at 26.03.2019
Tue. 26.03.2019 - Wed. 27.03.2019  10:30 - 17:00 hrs.
Business Campus, Parkring 6, 85748 Garching
Einführung - Berechnung - Anwendung
Tue. 26.03.2019  11:00 - 12:00 hrs.
Hotel DE MEDICI, Düsseldorf
This event offers the opportunity to  receive updates on current developments and topics of the branch.
Tue. 26.03.2019  13:00 - 17:00 hrs.
Der nächste Erfahrungsaustausch "Schwerlasttransporte in Bayern" findet am 26.03.2019 von 13.00 Uhr bis 16.00 Uhr in Augsburg statt.
Tue. 26.03.2019  13:00 - 18:00 hrs.
The exchange of experiences invites to an exchange on a wide range of current and exciting topics, such as eInvoicing, practical support provided by new VDMA guidelines, as well as insights into project management and controlling in the context of industry 4.0 factory adaptations in Germany and China.
Tue. 26.03.2019  13:30 - 17:00 hrs.
VDMA-Haus, Frankfurt-Niederrad, Konferenzzimmer
Der Ausfuhrverantwortliche eines Unternehmens ist für die Organisation und Überwachung von Exportkontrolle verantwortlich. Nach den Grundsätzen der Bundesregierung über die Zuverlässigkeit von Exporteuren ist diese Funktion zwingend der ersten Führungsebene (Geschäftsführung, Vorstand) zugeordnet.
Wed. 27.03.2019  10:00 - 16:00 hrs.
VDMA, Raum 8
am 27. März 2019 in Frankfurt
Wed. 27.03.2019  10:00 - 16:00 hrs.
VDMA e.V., Raum 1, Lyonerstr. 18, 60528 Frankfurt am Main
Digitale Services im Industrie 4.0 Umfeld


The facts: by 2050, 66 percent of the world's population will live in cities. That's more than 6 billion people. At the same time, 80 percent of the world's arable land is already in agricultural use. This means that the possibilities are almost exhausted. How can the inhabitants of the future megacities be supplied? One idea is urban farming, i.e. the production of food in the city.
Jeannette Bernard coordinates standardisation activities for industrial trucks
Review of the Strategy Workshop
Review of the meeting of the Scientific Advisory Board of the IFL
Review of the workshop on 14 February 2019
Successful launch of the trade association's initiative
"Back to the future" of warehouse logistics
Interview with Dr. Klaus-Dieter Rosenbach, Chairman of the Board of VDMA Materials Handling and Intralogistics Association +++ Review of 2018
Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs) are currently experiencing a hype. More sophisticated technologies and components are making this possible. The usability of such systems depends largely on their navigation. We have talked with Kai Pfeiffer, group leader at the Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation (IPA).
Congratulations on winning the business award in the "Digital Transformation" category!
3 days of concentrated logistics competence – 200 exhibitors – 3539 participants – that was the 35th International Supply Chain Conference of the Bundesvereinigung Logistik (BVL) e.V. in figures.
The application phase for the IFOY AWARD is now entering the home straight: Intralogistics specialists have until 30 October to apply with their new publications. We talked to the chairman of the jury, Anita Würmser, about what is important in an application.
(a not entirely unemotional follow-up)
Students, watch out!
Once a year, the Association asks its member companies about their Industrie 4.0 level. The aim is to find out to what extent connectivity and digitisation are already anchored in the companies' products and production processes. We discussed the current results with Professor Dr.-Ing. Johannes Fottner from the Chair for Materials Handling, Material Flow, Logistics (fml) at the Technical University of Munich.
Internet of Things, Digital Twin, Predictive Maintenance – just three buzzwords currently to be found in the Industrie 4.0 context that stand for a high level of connectivity. The gap that is left when M2M communication is not possible or profitable with classic cellular networks, DSL, Wi-Fi or Bluetooth could now be closed with a new wireless solution called Narrowband IoT (NB-IoT). We discussed the possibilities of NB-IoT in an interview with Dominik Schnieders, Program Manager NB-IoT at Deutsche Telekom, one of the providers for NB-IoT.
For the first time in the history of CeMAT in China, the trade fair occupied all five halls of the W-wing of the Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC) in Shanghai. Around 60,000 square metres of exhibition space, 619 exhibitors from 21 countries and more than 98,700 visitors on the four days of the fair, are the results presented by CeMAT ASIA after closing its doors.
Report from the 14th general meeting of the Cranes and Lifting Equipment department +++ Members elected new members of the board and decided to found a new strategy team for standardisation.
The new Recommendation is the only guideline who provides a detailed calculation approach for cycle time calculation for automated vehicle storage and retrieval systems.
Modern high performance fibres ropes (HPFR) offer very attractive technical properties for mobile cranes, however, there are some points crane operators need to consider when switching from wire to fibre ropes. The newly published FEM guideline is the first guidance document to extensively cover the design and safe use of HPFR on mobile cranes, including also the running rope on multilayer drums for hoisting purposes.
The Fraunhofer-Institut für Materialfluss und Logistik IML announced this year's "Zukunftskongress Logistik – 35. Dortmunder Gespräche" under the motto of "Social Networked Industry – Humans and Machines are partners in Logistics 4.0". The idea behind this is that man and machine will in the future work together, share information, and communicate with each other in networks. Therefore, the focus of the future plenum on the first day of the congress was on blockchain, service provision and technology.
Publication of the FEM guideline “Energy Consumption – Calculation and Measurement Methods of Material Handling Equipment and Intralogistics Systems” and presentation of results at the General Assembly of the FEM product group Intralogistic Systems on 5 October 2017 in Brussels.
Blockchains are currently one of the topics said to have great potential for changing the whole supply chain. We spoke about possibilities and limits with Dr. Johannes Hinckeldeyn, senior engineer at the Institute for Technical Logistics at the Technical University of Hamburg. He is mainly involved with IT aspects of logistics, such as simulation, software engineering and IT security. Blockchains are a trend and key technology at the focus of research activities. Among others, his work looks at devising smart contracts with Ethereum and at the development of decentralised apps.
"International Forklift Truck of the Year" becomes "International Intralogistics and Forklift Truck of the Year" Award +++ Applications start September 1 with new categories +++ New IFOY seal "Best in Intralogistics".
Ralph Krogmann, Jungheinrich AG will be awarded for his work in ISO standardization with the ISO Excellence Award.
Since it was founded in 2005, the IFL has successfully launched or implemented already 35 research projects. The total amount of funds made available for the projects in this period has meanwhile grown to an impressive 7.4 million Euro.
Updated Commission Noise Guide
Publication of Supplementing Legislation for Exhaust Limits Stage V
On February 7, 2017, the Board of the Materials Handling and Intralogistics Association elected Dr. Klaus-Dieter Rosenbach as Chairman of the Board for the next four years. He is a member of the Managing Board of Jungheinrich AG, in charge of the Logistics System Division. In this interview, he talks about his plans for his term in office.
Wilfried Neuhaus-Galladé hands over the office of chairman of the board of directors of the VDMA Materials Handling and Intralogistics Association to Klaus-Dieter Rosenbach.
Juliane Friedrich
Juliane Friedrich
Communication, Market Data, Project Management Future Topics
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