Proposal on AI: putting European innovation at high risk

Today, the largest part of materials handling equipment manufacturer’s competitiveness relies on their capacity to bring in digital developments. In industrial AI, our European companies are (still) in a position of leadership globally. But for how long? The proposal on AI released earlier today casts strong doubts on our industry’s ability to develop AI-driven innovations… Read more »

Proposal on AI: putting European innovation at high risk

Digital transformation and Machinery: shooting at European innovation

For the last 30 years, the EU legislative framework has supported a competitive European industry able to innovate whilst producing highly safe machinery. By hampering digital developments – the heart of our companies’ business strategies – and unnecessarily expanding third party certification, the proposal for a revision of the Machinery Directive released earlier today risks… Read more »

Digital transformation and Machinery: shooting at European innovation

FEM MEWPS PG – new guideline on exiting and/or re-entering at height.

The FEM MEWPS PG has published the new guideline FEM 12.003 – Mobile Elevating Work Platform – Information & suitability for the task of exiting and/or re-entering at height. The document deals with criteria for the selection of a Mobile Elevating Work Platform for tasks which require exiting and/or re-entering at height, a kind of… Read more »

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 »