A Production-State Based Approach for Energy Flow Simulation in Manufacturing Systems

  • Marco Taisch
  • Bojan Stahl
  • Federica Vaccari
  • Andrea Cataldo
Conference paper
Part of the IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology book series (IFIPAICT, volume 414)


Energy Efficiency plays a major role in manufacturing being one of the largest consumers and offering opportunities for cost-savings and improvements. Simulation is an established tool for optimizing manufacturing systems. The paper shows a new production-state based approach for integrating material flow and energy consumption in commercial discrete-event simulation software. Besides typical investigation of production assets, also technical building services as one potential major source for energy consumption are taken into account. The approach considers TBS as energy demand requirements from assets and does not require modeling the behavior of TBS systems. Hence, robust simulation results can be achieved by much faster modeling time.


eco-factory energy efficiency sustainable manufacturing simulation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Marco Taisch
    • 1
  • Bojan Stahl
    • 1
  • Federica Vaccari
    • 1
  • Andrea Cataldo
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Management, Economics and Industrial EngineeringPolitecnico di MilanoMilanItaly
  2. 2.Institute of Industrial Technology and Automation National Research CouncilMilanItaly

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