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Laboratory Digital Factory

Digital Factory

Lecture-No.: L.104.51960

Type: Laboratory (P6)

Target group: Students of mechanical engineering, industrial engineering and engineering computing

Requirements / foundation: Lecture "Computer Integrated Manufacturing" (CIM)

Lecturer: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Iris Gräßler

Contact person: M.Sc. Alexander Pöhler

Objectives of the laboratory "Digital Factory"

General Expertise:
The participants have worked on a specific task developing, implementing and optimizing an automated manufacturing- and handling device based on the requirements of an industrial partner. They are familiar with the tools of the Digital Factory and its features; they know the manufacturing resources and are able to program and optimize manufacturing- and handling devices.

Specific Key Skills:

  • Presentation Techniques and Speaking Skills
  • Teamwork under time pressure
  • Knowledge of the Digital Factory and its tools

The following steps will be followed by re-planning and optimizing automated manufacturing- and handling devices:

  1. Determine the requirements of the industrial partner to the production system (directly at production site if possible)
  2. Analyzing the requirements and modeling the current situation
  3. Development of basic concepts for possible solutions
  4. Construction of simulation models and analysis of possible solutions
  5. Technical and economical evaluation of possible solutions
  6. Elaboration of selected solutions

Presentation of results to representatives of the industrial partner.


  • Lecture notes “Computer Integrated Manufacturing” (CIM)
  • Laboratory notes (presentation techniques, project management)
  • Grundig, C-G: Fabrikplanung - Planungssystematik - Methoden - Anwendungen. (2. Auflage), Carl Hanser Verlag, München, 2006
  • Kühn, W.: Digitale Fabrik - Fabriksimulation für Produktionsplaner. Carl Hanser Verlag, München, 2006