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Remote commissioning has gained in importance in mechanical and plant engineering due to the pandemic - also in NRW.
The corona pandemic has given a boost to digitalization in Germany and many companies have had to adapt to the new working conditions.
The virtual exchange of experiences on the China study "Market in transition - How does mechanical engineering remain successful in competition?" took place on 15 September 2021.
Just over a year ago, the German government sent a clear signal for the entry into the hydrogen economy with the National Hydrogen Strategy (NWS).
In a joint open letter, 7 associations - CECOF, CO2 Value Europe, eFuel alliance, Methanol Institute, UPEI, Power to X alliance and the VDMA Power-to-X for Applications - have now addressed the EU Commission.


Guidelines for the identification of positive and the exclusion of false positive and false negative findings in microbiological evaluation procedures.
Das durch das Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Energie (BMWi) geförderte Projekt „Interoperable Interfaces for Intelligent Production“, kurz II4IP, zielt auf die Entwicklung branchenübergreifender OPC-UA-Standards.
Die VDMA Fachverbandsschrift Nahrungsmittelmaschinen und Verpackungsmaschinen Nr. 17 (2020) gibt Hinweise zur Durchführung und Auswertung mikrobiologischer Auswertungsverfahren, die z.B. bei Steril- und Standtests im Zuge der Inbetriebnahme von hygienischen Abfüllmaschinen der VDMA, Hygieneklassen IV und V zur Anwendung kommen.


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The Hannover Messe Digital Edition will take place from 12-16 April. Hartmut Rauen, Deputy Managing Director of the VDMA, explains in an interview, why it is worth going online and which topics the mechanical engineering sector is focusing on this year.
In January 2021, the mechanical and plant engineering industry recorded a decline in orders of 10 percent in real terms. This came as little surprise, as unusually high orders for large-scale plant business had dominated the picture in the same month of the previous year.
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The global Corona crisis has also led to high export losses for machinery and plant manufacturers. In 2020, machinery and equipment worth 160 billion euros were exported from Germany and imported for 67 billion euros. Exports were thus 12.0 per cent and imports 13.4 per cent lower than in 2019, as the Federal Statistical Office has reported on the basis of provisional figures.