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Introducing the assieff software demonstrator

Mobile assistance for energy efficient behaviour on a shop-floor level
: Spath, Dieter; Schlund, Sebastian; Laufs, Uwe; Ruff, Christopher; Hetzel, Tobias; Gerlach, Stefan

International Foundation for Production Research; Brazilian Association of Production Engineering -ABEPRO-:
Challenges for sustainable operations. 22nd International Conference on Production Research, ICPR 2013. CD-ROM : July 28th - August 1st, 2013, Iguassu Falls, Brazil
Iguassu Falls, 2013
ISBN: 978-85-88478-47-3
6 pp.
International Conference on Production Research (ICPR) <22, 2013, Iguassu Falls>
Conference Paper
Fraunhofer IAO ()

The supply of mechanical energy accounts for 64% of the overall industrial energy consumption in Germany. While substantial efforts are already being made to optimize energy-efficient production in large companies, there is still a lack of suitable support for small and medium enterprises (SME). While new equipment is mostly designed with the most up to date energy-efficiency requirements in mind, 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 suggests itself. To achieve the overall goal of increasing energy efficiency in SME, this paper describes the conceptual approach and prototypical implementation of a mobile assistance system to enhance energy efficiency on a shop-floor-level. The support system presented contains three assistants that aim at the needs of the key stakeholders, who may influence energy-efficiency measures in the context of product assembly. The worker assistant is intended as a short-term decision support within the context of direct machine operation. The planning assistant is focused on medium-term measures, such as the exchange of inefficient components due to their high energy consumption. The decision maker assistant supports executives by comparing different scenarios regarding machines or factories in a benchmark approach. The three assistants have been implemented in a software demonstrator.