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Industry 4.0, sustainability, 3-D printing, energy Efficiency and functional integration

The Plastics and Rubber Association represents the interests of its members in national and international standardization committees and takes up research impulses from the members’ circle. Current issues are: Industry 4.0, sustainability, 3-D printing, energy efficiency and functional integration.
 

Industry 4.0

  • Vertical and horizontal networking of machines
  • Development of information models based on OPC UA for plastics and rubber machines
  • Cooperation with the OPC Foundation
  • co-design of the framework for the entire VDMA
     
EUROMAP recommendations
 
  • Techincal recommendations of the European umbrella organization
  • Securing the compatibility of machines and components across manufacturers by standardized interfaces
 
Safety standards for plastics and rubber machines
 
  • Responsibility for all machinery manufacturing standards on behalf of DIN
  • Coordination of European and global standards (CEN,  ISO, EUROMAP)
  • Technical Regulations Database (“DaTeR”)
  • Information days and personal advice on machinery safety and Machinery Directive
  • Co-author of Accident Insurance Institution’s safety recommendation
 
Research + Innovation
 
  • Exchange of experiences on technology trends within the technology steering committee
  • Participation in pre-competitive research projects
  • University network
 
Energy efficiency
 
  • EUROMAP energy efficiency label
  • Energy measurement standards for injection moulding machines
  • Energy measurement standards for extrusion blow moulding machines
  • Energy measurement standards for extruders

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VDMA

Dr. Harald Weber
Technology and research
Phone +49 69 6603-1833
Fax +49 69 6603-2833
harald.weber@vdma.org

VDMA

Marc Schmitt
Technology and research
Phone +49 69 6603-1182
Fax +49 69 6603-2182
marc.schmitt@vdma.org

VDMA

Harry Reichert
Technology and standardization
Phone +49 69 6603-1838
Fax +49 69 6603-2838
harry.reichert@vdma.org