Anja Munzke, Fraunhofer-Institut

Unlocking efficiency: Insights into the simulation of battery cell production at the Fraunhofer IGCV

Efficiency in battery manufacturing: The lecture explores how material flow simulation, led by Anja Munzke, optimizes efficiency and sustainability in battery cell production, offering insights into streamlining processes and minimizing resource usage.

35% reduction in plant-level fluctuations and 30% expansion of warehouse capacity: Simulation-based optimization for production smoothing in a European food manufacturer

The lecture presents an innovative hybrid simulation-based optimization methodology for production smoothing in the European food industry, aiming to reduce plant-level fluctuations and enhance warehouse capacity, offering significant benefits and insights for industrial production optimization.

Smart Factory: Unlocking operational excellence: Integrating Plant Simulation in the era of smart factories

Adrián García, from Alhona, will present a lecture on integrating Plant Simulation into the era of smart factories to achieve operational excellence. Despite the onset of the fifth industrial revolution, many companies have yet to fully leverage its potential. García will discuss the concept of smart factories, highlighting their role in enhancing productivity. He will emphasize the significance of Plant Simulation in this context, shedding light on its contribution to optimizing operational processes within smart factory frameworks.

Logistics optimization enhancing plant efficiency: Analyzing logistic routes with heat maps for optimal efficiency and strategic improvements

The lecture highlighted the importance of logistics optimization in manufacturing, stressing its role in ensuring efficient material flow and cost reduction. Jéssica Cette Gomes, an Analyst at Volvo Group Trucks Operations, introduced a pioneering approach: analyzing logistic routes with heat maps for enhanced efficiency and strategic improvements. Her method aims to optimize routes, providing valuable insights for future logistical enhancements.

Real-time guidance for workers using smartwatches, AI and the digital twin

Dr. Hugo Zupan, from Digiteh d.o.o., highlights in the lecture how AI and Digital Twin technology revolutionize manufacturing by offering real-time guidance to workers through smartwatches. This integration enhances operational efficiency, task understanding, and transparency while optimizing workload distribution. It enables swift responses to disruptions and facilitates detailed analysis for continuous improvement, ushering in a new era of efficiency and adaptability in manufacturing.


G2 Spring Report: Tecnomatix ranked as leader in Process Simulation software

Tecnomatix has been voted as a leader in Process Simulation software by the digital manufacturing community on G2, the leading software peer-review site. Tecnomatix has earned the admiration of users worldwide as the go-to digital manufacturing solution, helping users achieve synchronization between product engineering, manufacturing engineering, production execution, and service engineering.

Simulating a log handler with Plant Simulation

At the 2024 Plant Simulation User Conference in Munich, Alexander Dilg of SimPlan AG will present a detailed exploration an 8-axis log handler simulation in a sawmill using the Tecnomatix Plant Simulation MultiPortalCrane library covering various aspects, including the sawmill industry’s challenges, project specifics, simulation model implementation and findings.

Battery Production

Maximizing efficiency: Integrating layout planning into battery production

Battery Production: In her lecture titled “Enhancing Battery Production: Integrating Layout Planning into Material Flow Simulation,” Louisa Christin, Project Manager in Production Planning at EBZ Ravensburg GmbH, outlined the synergistic benefits of integrating layout planning and material flow simulation in the context of battery production. By drawing from three compelling use cases, Louisa showcased the evolution of battery production in material flow simulation, emphasizing the challenges encountered and the strategies employed to overcome them. Benefits of the integration, including increased throughput, optimized resource utilization, and streamlined processes are shown. Louisa’s presentation provided a overview of how EBZ is optimizing battery production through the power of Plant Simulation.

Empowering sustainability: Decarbonization strategies in construction process management with the integration and benefits of Plant Simulation

Decarbonization strategies in construction management for sustainable manufacturing. With industrial CO2 emissions posing a challenge, urgent action is needed. Traditional production methods contribute to high carbon footprints, demanding a shift towards sustainability. Isabella Deininger’s research showcases the role of digital models in streamlining efforts. Integrating Building-, Production-, and Energy Models optimizes processes, reduces emissions, and minimizes energy consumption. This case study exemplifies the benefits of leveraging technology for sustainability. The article empowers stakeholders to embrace decarbonization for positive change. As industries aim to reduce their environmental footprint, Deininger’s research offers a roadmap for a sustainable future.