Eco-efficient intralogistics focuses on environmental compatibility of intralogistics systems as well as their measurement and evaluation. Within the research project, a simulation model is developed, which represents individual material handling components as well as different logistic processes and their energy consumption. Besides the simulation-based determination of energy consumption, the goal is to enable a comparison through classification and categorization.
The most important common ecological goal for industrial companies, research institutes and other organizations is to determine and evaluate the environmental compatibility of intralogistics systems. It is crucial to have a standardized process and transparency within the evaluation process. Based on validated, parameter-oriented and analytical simulation models that were developed at the IFL (Institute for Material Handling and Logistics), it is possible to quantify subsystems and coherent processes energetically.
There are simulation models for stacker cranes, continuous conveyer as roller-, belt- or chain-conveyer as well as electric monorail conveyor, sorting systems and driverless transport systems.