Hierarchical evaluation of environmental impacts from manufacturing system and machine perspective

Tim Heinemann*, Philipp Schraml, Sebastian Thiede, Christian Eisele, Christoph Herrmann, Eberhard Abele

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and tools for evaluating energy efficiency of machines and manufacturing lines have become available recently. These are e.g. manufacturing system simulation approaches and detailed machine performance simulation approaches. However, there is a lack of applicable tools for the evaluation of whole factory systems. The above mentioned simulation approaches can deliver valuable input for methods and tools for the environmental evaluation of entire factory systems. This paper presents a hierarchical approach and a case study for a synergetic combination of tools for simulating machine behavior and manufacturing line performance as well as for the calculation of Total Cost of Ownership and environmental impacts of factory systems.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)141-146
JournalProcedia CIRP
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes
Event21st CIRP Conference on Life Cycle Engineering, LCE 2014 - Trondheim, Norway
Duration: 18 Jun 201420 Jun 2014
Conference number: 21


  • Life cycle evaluation
  • Total cost of ownership
  • Life cycle assessment
  • Factory evaluation
  • Energy efficiency
  • Simulation
  • Machine tools


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