The power of measurements

The future potential of energy and resource efficient production

Everyone has to save power. This is old news. Due to both the turnaround in energy policy and constantly increasing competition, companies are only fit for the future if they make their processes energy efficient. Finding the right ways to do this and identifying the real energy guzzlers is not easy at all. Employees in the ER-WIN innovation cluster at Fraunhofer IFF Magdeburg went in search at MTU Reman Technologies GmbH in Magdeburg and were able to present amazing results.

“We have a different approach than classic energy advisors,” explains Dipl.-Wirt.-Ing. Marc Kujath from ER-WIN. “Thanks to a holistic way of looking at things, we can map the resource consumption from all the value chains or just the individual components”. During the analysis phase, every single machine is tested and the energy consumption is measured. What’s more exciting though is looking at the entire production process down to differentiating the components. For example, the preparation of a crankcase will produce different energy consumption at the individual stations to the preparation of a cylinder head.

For MTU Reman Technologies GmbH, who develops methods and processes for preparing diesel and gas engines, this approach produced new findings. “Before this project, we had in fact focused on other areas of production as the biggest energy guzzlers,” reports Martin Altrock, maintenance and energy manager at MTU Reman Technologies GmbH, located in Magdeburg, the capital of the German federal state of Saxony-Anhalt. The measuring systems already used were only able to highlight energy saving potential on a selective basis. By mapping the energy consumption of the entire value chain, the process can now be better assessed and managed.

The close networking between science and business cannot just be found at a factual level in this example. The short distances between the research institutes, educational institutions and companies in Saxony-Anhalt is a clear advantage for strengthening the state’s locations.

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Thanks to a holistic way of looking at things, we can map the resource consumption from all the value chains or just the individual components.
Marc Kujath, ER-WIN