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Professorship of Factory Planning and Intralogistics
Applied Research
Team members of the professorship, on the right the logo of the professorship

Applied Research Projects

AI-supported, semi-automated disassembly of traction batteries

By linking flexible disassembly and machining processes with components of robotics and AI technologies as well as the digital twin, a partially automated disassembly plant for traction batteries will be developed and realized within the KaDoTE project. The plant will enable holistic sustainability of the value chain in German electromobility.

Main contact: Philipp Wilsky

Artificial intelligence for medium-sized businesses

The Mittelstand-Digital Zentrum Chemnitz and the Mittelstand-Digital Zentrum Ilmenau join forces and bundle their competencies in the field of artificial intelligence. The offers of the AI hub Saxony-Thuringia are ideal for small and medium-sized businesses.

Main contact: Martin Folz

Market and networking platform for emergency products

In the KISS project, a market and networking platform is being developed that uses AI-supported analyses and simulations to enable the rapid identification and commissioning of production goods such as protective masks. In crisis scenarios in particular, hospitals and aid organizations will be able to specify their requirements precisely via the platform and be networked directly with producers.

Main contact: Pierre Grzona

Competence Center for Transformed Work in West Saxony

How does AI influence work and work influence AI? How must the use of AI be designed to promote humane work? The competence center will be the point of contact for these questions in the future.

Main contact: Felix Franke

Digitization in Saxony's SME sector

The Mittelstand-Digital Zentrum Chemnitz pursues the goal of supporting small and medium-sized enterprises in Saxony and neighboring areas in building skills that enable them to exploit the opportunities of digital transformation to secure their existence and competitiveness, as well as to identify and manage the risks of digitization.

Main contact: Luise Weißflog

Data-driven production optimization through digitized process chains in the textile industry

The aim of the joint project ProDaTEX is to realize an AI-supported optimization of the complete production process chain with the help of the BaSys platform through real-time capable data evaluation.

Main contact: Heiner Winkler

Development and conceptual design of the „SmartERZ Smart Composites Recycling Center“

As part of the umbrella initiative SmartERZ, the TRICYCLE project is concerned with the development of an economical and scalable recycling process for fiber-reinforced plastics with integrated electronic components (smart composites), taking a holistic view of the production chain and all material components.

Main contact: Hendrik Unger

Completed projects

Energy-efficient product and process innovations in production engineering. Subtopic: Energy-efficient systems and processes in logistics and factory planning
Empowering and participatory adaptation of factory automation to fit for workers
Development of processes and structures for the establishment of smart factories in the textile industry and derivation of typical applications for Industry 4.0
New concepts for the implementation of collaborative assembly systems for small and fluctuating production quantities and their successful introduction in SMEs
Mittelstand 4.0-Kompetenzzentrum Chemnitz
Support for medium-sized companies in tapping the technological and economic potential of digitization, networking and the application for Industry 4.0
Development of a model for mobile project and change management
Plug and Control
Adaptive Smart Service systems for the optimization and control of production systems based on demand-oriented configurable smart data modules
Retrofit for the digital process chain in the Saxon textile industry
Resource Cockpit for Socio-Cyber-Physical Systems. Subtopic: Intuitive human-machine interaction and efficient maintenance processes
Digitization and increased efficiency of textile production through the use of digital twins as the basis for new production and assistance systems