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Energy Efficiency in Manufacturing Systems


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages 1-19
  2. Sebastian Thiede
    Pages 1-8
  3. Sebastian Thiede
    Pages 9-34
  4. Sebastian Thiede
    Pages 51-88
  5. Sebastian Thiede
    Pages 89-144
  6. Sebastian Thiede
    Pages 145-169
  7. Sebastian Thiede
    Pages 171-177
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 0--1

About this book


Energy consumption is of great interest to manufacturing companies. Beyond considering individual processes and machines, the perspective on process chains and factories as a whole holds major potentials for energy efficiency improvements. To exploit these potentials, dynamic interactions of different processes as well as auxiliary equipment (e.g. compressed air generation) need to be taken into account. In addition, planning and controlling manufacturing systems require  balancing technical, economic and environmental objectives. Therefore, an innovative and comprehensive methodology – with a generic energy flow-oriented manufacturing simulation environment as a core element – is developed and embedded into a step-by-step application cycle. The concept is applied in its entirety to a wide range of case studies such as aluminium die casting, weaving mills, and printed circuit board assembly in order to demonstrate the broad applicability and the benefits that can be achieved.


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1., Institut für Werkzeugmaschinen undTechnische Universität BraunschweigBraunschweigGermany

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