In the Re²Pli research project, a sustainable and efficient production line for the manufacture of press-hardened components is being set up and validated on the basis of induction heating. The high flexibility of induction heating enables dynamic adaptation of the manufacturing strategy. This means that variables such as energy availability, maintenance, malfunctions and set-up times can be better taken into account in a manufacturing strategy.
The aim is to develop a system which, in communication with machine sizes, energy management and order situation, enables optimized, energy-efficient and economical production of components.
L. Knorr, A. Jungeilges, F. Pfeifer, S.C. Burmeister, H. Meschede, Regenerative Energien für einen effizienten Betrieb von Presshärtelinien, 4. Aachener Ofenbau- und Thermoprozess-Kolloquium, Aachen, 2023.