VDMA conference focus on digitisation

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Visitors at the last VDMA International Rotating Equipment Conference in 2016.
Visitors at the last VDMA International Rotating Equipment Conference in 2016.

The VDMA’s fourth International Rotating Equipment Conference – Pumps, Compressors and Vacuum Technology, will focus on how digitisation is changing pump, compressor and vacuum technology.

The conference will take place on 24 and 25 September 2019 in Wiesbaden and Dr Matthias Fankhänel, former senior vice president, Centers of Technical Expertise at BASF SE, will explain in his plenary lecture 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, in addition to the plenary lecture, there will be a greater focus on digitisation throughout the conference, with sessions on Digital Transformation, Data Management, Condition Monitoring and Reliability.

He added that the VDMA trade associations, Pumps + Systems and Compressors, Compressed Air and Vacuum Technology have created a so-called Industry 4.0 Administration Shell - with the scientific support of the Technical University of Cologne. From this, the "digital twin", a first OPC UA Companion Specification for pumps and vacuum pumps has been created, enabling communication from pump to pump (horizontal) and pump to control (vertical) and this will be demonstrated at the conference.