Process Modelling for Development and Production Control of Fuel Powered and Electric Drives Production

Dieter Roller and Erik Engesser


Model Development, Process Control, BPMN, Production Control, Electric Drives, CAD


The finiteness of oil resources are an elementary motivation for the research, development and production of electric drives. A lot of electric drive products with innovative technologies are developed. The challenge of the industrial production and suppliers is to produce these new technology products beside the approved products like fuel based drives, because the demand of e-drive products will not replace the existing products. New processes of development, supply and production control have to be integrated into existing process workflows. BPMN (Business Process Modelling Notation) supports graphical process modelling for business processes and workflows. The approach is to model new product development and production control processes. Therefore information of existing CAD (Computer Aided Design) and CAM (Computer Aided Manufacturing) systems are used. The research tool PROCAS (Process Optimization, Control, Analysis and Simulation) was developed to make process modelling with BPMN and integrate CAD and CAM information into the process models. A case study with PROCAS shows an example how new processes of electric drive development and production can be integrated into existing process models.

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