Mobile Assistance for Energy-Efficient Production: Scenario Parameters and System Impact

  • Sebastian Schlund
  • Stefan Gerlach
  • Wolfgang Schweizer
  • Uwe Laufs
  • Patrick Schneider
  • Jan Zibuschka
Part of the EcoProduction book series (ECOPROD)


Increasing scarcity of resources and high energy costs have led to an increasing relevance of energy-efficiency over the last few years. While a lot of efforts are already being made to optimize energy-efficient production in large companies, there is still a lack of practicable support for small and medium enterprises (SME). While new equipment is mostly designed according to energy-efficiency requirements, feasible action is needed to decrease energy consumption of existing equipment on the shop-floor level. As actions on this small scale rely on dependable information and its use at the right time and place, involvement of ICT devices becomes evident. This chapter describes scenarios as well as a derived system design to integrate mobile and stationary devices for energy-efficient dimensioning and energy optimized operation within the framework of order-related manufacturing. Emphasis is placed on the consolidated consideration of various individual measures. The scenarios provide a basis for further requirements analysis and evaluation of the assistant system.


Energy Efficiency Assistance System Order Interval Demand Pattern Business Process Execution Language 
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The authors are grateful to Baden-Württemberg Stiftung for financing this research in context of project “AssiEff−Assistance Systems for order specific, energy-efficient production.”


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sebastian Schlund
    • 1
  • Stefan Gerlach
    • 1
  • Wolfgang Schweizer
    • 1
  • Uwe Laufs
    • 1
  • Patrick Schneider
    • 1
  • Jan Zibuschka
    • 1
  1. 1.Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Engineering IAOStuttgartGermany

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