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Research Focuses

Research Focuses and Research Fields

The backbone of our research work is an exemplary production process chain in the field of metalworking. By connecting production processes as well as supply and building technology, the energy efficiency potential of the overall system can be researched and demonstrated. Through its integrative approach as the first prototype of its kind, the project ETA-Factory strives towards a new era of research and development for the energy-optimized production plant of the future.

The focus is on potential savings in the following areas as well as the synergy between them:

  • production machines and crossover technologies in mechanical engineering
  • technical building equipment and supply technology
  • building envelope, facade and construction
  • monitoring, energy data management and mining through „Industry 4.0“ approaches
  • load flexibility and control optimization
  • simulation approaches for planning and operation of efficient production facilities