Consultations on energy efficiency
Energy efficiency plays a decisive role in new policies, but also in factories. However, which switch levers can be used to reduce cost and continuously identify new potentials at the same time? By analyzing Sankey diagrams and applying best practices, we find potentials in enterprises and support them by developing new concepts of energy mix.
Resource-efficient factory operation
Complying with all logistic dependent variables (lead time, adherence to delivery dates etc.) will also be of highest priority in future value-added systems. The selection of the correct control processes significantly influences the resulting dependent variables. The complexity is increased by adding further criteria, above all those related to resource efficiency. In this context MES are continuously adapted to new requirements. Current research activities deal with integrating building management systems and energy management systems in order to efficiently control energy flows at field levels in addition to controlling material flows in production planning. These research activities enable us to develop customer-specific concepts on resource-efficient production organization. Moreover, we implement these concepts in the customers’ enterprises.
Simulation studies on material flow and energy flow
Stochastic influences and complex interactions are major challenges when it comes to increasing efficiency in production plants. Even complicated manufacturing processes can be represented, examined and optimized by using simulation of material flow. For this purpose we successfully apply the software Siemens Tecnomatix Plant Simulation across all sectors. Using this software, we developed the extension eniBRIC which allows for simultaneous simulation of material and energy flow in one production process, enabling predictive investigations on the effects of numerous individual measures.
Analyses for supporting decision-making
The fundamental structural change of industrial production gains more and more importance not only for companies, but also for industry associations and project sponsors. We offer open-ended scientific analyses for supporting your decision making in order to tap into innovation potentials early on, to successfully design development processes and to identify promising fields of activity. The focus lies on conveying systematic understanding for complex future topics, opening up potentials and determining the suitability of sustainable technologies and their contribution to increasing resource efficiency.