So that machines are easier to understand

Effortless communication between machines is essential for the production facility of the future. VDMA, the German Engineering Association, is backing an open method of data exchange. A guideline shows companies how this works in reality.

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"Where are all the software people going to come from?"

Digitisation is changing the way work is done in production and is also eliminating jobs. Moreover, there is a shortage of skilled IT personnel for the industry of the future. A dramatic problem, according to Innovation Chairman Frank Maier.

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