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VDMA and OPC Foundation establish Joint Working Group OPC UA for Cranes and Hoists in cooperation with FEM

VDMA, OPC Foundation and FEM are working together to reduce the effort of integrating cranes and hoists with other machines and installations, and higher-level production systems. By founding the Joint Working Group OPC UA for Cranes and Hoists, the members of the VDMA Materials Handling and Intralogistics Association and FEM Cranes and Lifting Equipment Product… Read more »

FEM Manifesto: supporting the digital transformation of the materials handling industry

We are pleased to present the FEM Manifesto. With this document we highlight the conditions required for enabling and supporting the digital transformation of the materials handling industry. The materials handling industry is undergoing a profound digital transformation. This transformation expands business opportunities and offers new possibilities for developing innovative solutions to better respond to… Read more »

Max Winkler elected President of the Intralogistics System Product Group

The FEM Intralogistics System Product Group’s Board members elected a new President in January 2021. Dr. Max Winkler, Executive of the KION CTO organization and Product Development lead in Dematic, brings a wealth of 20 years of experience in the intralogistics industry. His various roles in Business Development, Quality, Manufacturing, R&D and Product Design cover… Read more »

The Machinery Directive: a resilient and effective driver of innovation and digital transformation

The Machinery Directive is arguably the most important and impactful piece of legislation for materials handling equipment manufacturers. It is also widely recognised across the industry as a very successful Directive that has sustained industrial evolutions and technological developments without reducing its effectiveness. As the preparation of the Directive’s revision enters its last phase, it… Read more »