Transfer Center »Production Processes / Energy Efficiency«

The increasing demand for individual products or a quick reaction to market events require a very flexible production. The transfer center »Production Processes / Energy Efficiency« deals with the challenges of process planning, execution and optimization in the manufacturing industry. 

The research team supports companies with its application-oriented expertise to implement goals such as faster time-to-market, lucrative production of small batches, digitalization of manufacturing and process optimization.

For example, the open-source middleware platform Eclipse BaSyx, which is being developed as part of the »Basic System Industry 4.0« (BaSys 4.0) project, can be used to network a factory end-to-end from the office to the store floor level. This creates new possibilities in live monitoring of production processes, implementation of service-based production or even analyses with precise data.

For flow dynamic shape optimization for production processes, the open source software cashocs is available, which has already proven its viability in a number of research and industrial projects.


Focus Areas at a Glance

  • Service-based production
  • Convertible production 
  • Capability-based production planning
  • Partially automated decision support
  • Efficient production data acquisition and use
  • Process simulation and optimization
  • Fluid dynamic shape optimization
  • Process optimization for plastics and nonwovens production


We work together with NetApp, Cisco, Robert Bosch, SAP, ZF Friedrichshafen, Lenze, Procter & Gamble and Reicofil, among others.







Press Release / 9.6.2022

Using Energy Efficiently With Math

The topic of energy is more present than ever before: Both industry and private households are facing new challenges.

Our Experts have been developing innovative methods and models for the energy sector for several years. From June 21 to 23, the researchers will present the most exciting energy projects at the leading trade fair E-world.


Press Release / 2.6.2022

Network for Open Source Activities for The Asset Administration Shell

Dr. Thomas Kuhn from Fraunhofer IESE, as deputy of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft for the project »BaSys«, has signed a »Memorandum of Understanding« (MoU for short) with the Industrial Digital Twin Association e.V. (IDTA) at Hannover Messe 2022. The two partners are thus entering into a contractually agreed cooperation for the standardization of asset administration shells for industry.