HIGH, HIGHER, FIRE DEPARTMENT
Have you ever stared into a burning attic while swaying in an aluminum basket, 30 meters above the ground? Firefighters know what really counts when it comes to technology.
A GENUINELY "SMART" FACTORY
The sensor manufacturer SICK AG has taken Industrie 4.0 to the next level: The company now boasts a fully networked and partly automated factory in which production processes organize themselves.
HYDROGEN: MUCH MORE THAN JUST A HYPE
Hydrogen is essential for climate protection. The industry is ready for the move out of the laboratory. But are policymakers?
100 DECISIVE DAYS FOR AI IN EUROPE
The next President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, has promised to propose a European approach to artificial intelligence within her first 14 weeks in office. From an industry perspective, however, it would be more important to find a future-proof and balanced approach than meet self-imposed deadlines.
Cement production needs to become more climate friendly. A German family company is fueled by this vision.
CHINA - AN (UN)EQUAL PARTNER?
China's importance for the European mechanical engineering industry is as great as ever, but there is increasing discord in day-to-day business. Germany and the EU therefore need to examine the trade policy tools they use. An analysis.
Brazil is opening up its markets. The government is working towards reform. Is the country about to return to economic growth?
TRADE WITH TRUMP: ALL HOPES ON HOGAN
Phil Hogan has spent the past five years flying under the radar of industry as the EU Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development. In his new job as Trade Commissioner, the Irishman now faces a bigger challenge: saving free trade in the era of Trump.
THE FASTEST CONVEYOR BELT IN THE WORLD
Keeping this record demands the flawless coordination of 46 transport belts. In Kalimantan, the Indonesian part of Borneo, conveyor belts transport coal from a 90,960-hectare mine to the loading station at the port 47.5 kilometers away.
WHERE TO PUT 250 MILLION TONS OF PLASTIC?
A pilot study identifies the main recycling issues around the globe.