Energy consumption – determination methods (ECoDeMISE)

Due to increasing raw material and energy prices and the scarcity of raw materials, the requirements concerning the environmental sustainability of systems are increasing. Customer expectations and more restrictive laws regarding the energy consumption of material handling equipment and intralogistics systems put pressure on producing and operating companies. The intralogistics industry, however, has voluntarily taken the stance on promoting the energy consumption of material handling equipment and intralogistics systems in terms of the Kyoto protocol. Future, more extensive regulations are to be expected, which may also include obliging rules for other engineering industries.
All these facts call for a new benchmarking system, balancing economics and ecologies. To implement generally valid benchmarks for the environmental sustainability of intralogistics systems, a new standardized and transparent process is required. However, to assess an intralogistics system, various types of material handling equipment must be considered. This recommendation aims to provide a guideline for standardized calculation and measurement of the energy consumption for various material handling systems including, subsystems, modules and components.

Ermittlung des Energiebedarfs