eniMES framework

Energy-sensitive production control

The eniMES framework is a management system for energy and material fluxes, developed at the Fraunhofer IWU. The system can reduce the energy requirements of the E³-Forschungsfabrik by 20% and can shorten commissioning times for production control systems. 

Objective

  • Reduction in the energy requirements of production systems in operation
  • Early prognosis of energy consumption for optimized dimensioning of infrastructure
  • Planning considering energy supply and appropriate control of factory operation
  • Validation of energy-sensitive production control systems

Approach

  • Development of the eniMES framework for the expansion of conventional production control systems
  • Development of processes for supply-oriented planning of factory operation
  • Development of the eniBRIC simulation module for representing all media requirements and consumptions for production, production infrastructure and building infrastructure

Development objectives

  • Qualification of energy and software modules as components of a production control system
  • Improvement of virtual commissioning of production control systems with extended energy efficiency

Benefits

  • Reducing energy requirements by up to 20%
  • Shortened commissioning times for production control systems