Around 100 manufacturers of German electrotechnical automation technology in the process industries and in the energy and utilities sector are represented in the Measurement Technology and Process Automation Division. The focus is on instrumentation, analytics and control technology. Here, planning, project planning and services play an increasing role alongside the actual manufacture of products and systems.

At a glance

Our topics

Product oriented, among others

  • Devices for process control engineering
    • Field devices, among others: Flow meters, level meters, pressure meters, temperature meters, etc.
    • Interface technology, e.g: Interface modules, remote I/O
    • RAM and controllers
  • Process analysis instruments (PAT)
    • Liquid analysers
    • Gas analysers
  • Process and power plant control technology
  • MES


Market-oriented, including

  • Economic debate (in compliance with anti-trust law)
  • Industry-oriented and product-group-oriented statistics using data from the Federal Statistical Office and the Land Statistical Offices
  • Product and product group-oriented e-statistics (incoming orders, sales, unit sales, world market estimates, market surveys) on measurement technology and process automation
  • Environmental technologies and resource efficiency
  • Life cycle cost calculation
  • Special shows and joint stands at trade fairs


Digital, e.g.

  • Module Type Package (MTP)
  • NAMUR Open Architecture (NOA)
  • Digital Twin and management shell


Technical, e.g.

  • CE marking, etc.
    • Machinery Directive
    • Low Voltage Directive
    • WEEE Directive
    • ROHS bans on substances
    • EMC Directive
    • China Compulsory Certification (CCC)
    • SIL and Functional Safety


E-protection, among others

  • ATEX Directive
  • IECEx
  • NFL (New Legislative Framework)
  • Communication technology for field devices, analysers, etc.
    • Fieldbus installation technology
    • APL (Advanced Physical Layer; Ethernet in the Field)
  • Technical documentation


Our board

Axel Lorenz


Vice Chair:
Dr. Attila Bilgic


Andreas Mayr


Further boards member:
Stefan Basenach


Tassilo Thüne


Jörg De la Motte


Ralf Beckmann


Johannes Kalhoff

Phoenix Contact

Jessica Bethune

Schneider Electric

Markus Kniesel


Ulrich Pichler



Unser network

Our cooperation partners include:

  • ZVEI, Frankfurt, ZVEI Berlin, ZVEI Brüssel
  • EuropElectro, Peking
  • BDI
  • VCI
  • VDMA
  • ProcessNet
  • VDI
  • BioPhorum
  • ISPE
  • PNO
  • IDTA
  • Plattform I 4.0
  • DKE
  • IEC
  • AHKs
  • IHKs
  • BMWK
  • Deutsche Messe AG (Hannover Messe)
  • Dechema (ACHEMA)
  • Messe München (IFAT)
  • Mesago (SPS)
  • 5G ACIA

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