Press releases

  • Robots accelerate test procedures
  • Automation providers ramp up production of protective face masks
  • Robots bring family members virtually to the nursing home
New date for the automatica show in Munich: December 8 to 11, 2020
Panel discussion on Embedded Vision on 26 February at the embedded world in Nuremberg – Statements from panelists
The leading manufacturers of assembly systems have decided to develop an OPC UA Companion Specification (CS) for joining technologies with the VDMA Robotics + Automation Association.
Dr. Lars Friedrich, Member of the Board of Management of Dürr Systems AG and Head of the Application Technology Division, is a new member of the Board of VDMA Robotics + Automation.
  • Part 1 of the OPC UA Robotics Companion Specification – Released.
  • Standardization of the interface for Industrial Robots enables seamless communication.   
  • The VDMA OPC Machine Vision Initiative has successfully released Part 1 of the OPC UA Machine Vision Companion Specification.
  • With standardized interfaces for machine vision, the machine vision industry is now ready to play a major role within the Industry 4.0 paradigm.
The German robotics and automation sector cannot escape the economic slowdown in the mechanical engineering industry: For 2019, the industry expects sales to fall by 5 percent to 14.3 billion euros.
Frank Notz (left in the picture) stepped down from the Executive Board of VDMA Integrated Assembly Solutions. Jochen Seidler and Jörg Kipper joined the board as its new members.
The turnover of the manufacturers of components and systems for assembly and handling technology from Germany last year rose by 9 percent to a total of 8.3 billion euros and thus grew for the fifth time consecutively.
Hardware and software manufacturers for embedded vision components must work together to promote the effective use of this pioneering technology. The potential applications of embedded vision in combination with machine learning are enormous.
Five-digit visitor numbers for the first time / Status as the world's leading trade fair for machine vision confirmed
  • 2017: German machine vision industry grew by 17.5 percent
  • Record sales of 2.6 billion euros maintained for 2018
Wilfried Eberhardt, Chief Marketing Officer and Member of the Advisory Board of KUKA AG in Augsburg, Germany, has been elected Chairman of the VDMA Robotics + Automation Association for a three-year term.
At the members’ assembly of the VDMA Robotics + Automation Association, the VDMA Machine Vision sector group (VDMA MV) elected a new Board for a three-year term.
Volker Spanier new Chairman
  • 2017: German machine vision industry posts 17 percent growth
  • New multimedia report showing the world of vision
VDMA Machine Vision records a 17 per cent rise in turnover / Success of the industry again produces record numbers for VISION 2018
automatica 2018 (June 19 to 22) sets new records: more than 46,000 visitors (+ seven percent) and 890 exhibitors (+ seven percent).

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Sector Portrait Robotics + Automation
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