Fraunhofer IPK

Institute for Production Systems and Design Technology

Production Machines and System Management

In the Production Machines and System Management department we develop solutions for automation of systems and processes as well as novel tool machining concepts and components.

Our key areas of interest:

Machine integrated measurement and testing

Machine-integrated measuring technology is becoming an increasingly vital requirement for the smooth running of processes and the monitoring of systems to ensure their constant operability.

Static, dynamic and thermal structural analysis

One of the special strengths of the Production Machine and System Management department is our proficiency in the analysis of the impact of static, dynamic and thermal disturbance on production systems.

Development and construction

Analysis is linked to the development and constructive optimization of components and modules and the overall structure of a machine tool.

Process monitoring and diagnosis of condition

Production processes and systems must meet ever higher requirements in terms of performance, exactness and operability. The high complexity of machines and systems in automated production calls for application of the kind of measures and systems that will ensure and raise their operability and operational performance.

Control applications

We engineer machine and process-specific control applications that raise machine accuracy.