Sebastian Habenicht and Willibald A. Günthner
Energy, Material Flow Simulation, Energy Consumption, Material Handling System
Nowadays, automated material handling systems are indispensable and are of key importance for production and distribution. However, these systems also have a non-negligible energy consumption, which is an increasingly important factor due to climate change and rising energy prices. The question regarding the amount of the energy consumption of a system cannot usually be answered using common methods. This paper presents a way to determine the energy consumption of a pallet conveyor system using material flow simulation. To this end, a discrete event modeling approach is developed.