Visitors to the last VDMA conference in 2016. This year’s event will focus on how digitisation is changing pump, compressor and vacuum technology.
Visitors to the last VDMA conference in 2016. This year’s event will focus on how digitisation is changing pump, compressor and vacuum technology.

Organisers of this year’s VDMA International Rotating Equipment Conference for Pumps, Compressors and Vacuum Technology, have announced that some stand space is still available.

This is the fourth VDMA conference and it will take place on 24 and 25 September in Wiesbaden, Germany, where the focus will be on how digitisation is changing pump, compressor and vacuum technology.

The plenary lecture will be given by Dr Matthias Fankhänel, former senior vice president, Centers of Technical Expertise at BASF SE, who will give the audience an insight into how manufacturers and users of pumps, compressor and vacuum technology can jointly master the challenges posed by digitisation.

Christoph Singrün, managing director of the VDMA Pumps + Systems and Compressors, Compressed Air and Vacuum Technology Association, said that the greater focus on digitisation throughout the conference will include sessions on Digital Transformation, Data Management, Condition Monitoring and Reliability.

In addition, the ‘digital twin’, a first OPC UA Companion Specification for pumps and vacuum pumps, enabling communication from pump to pump (horizontal) and pump to control (vertical), will be demonstrated at the conference.