Smart products for better processes and service in woodworking industry
Process efficiency and technical availability are the key challenges in highly automized productions nowadays. IoT allows to connect machinery, tools and control systems and to create new functions and benefits. The lecture introduces smart products and shows practical applications in the context of woodworking industry.
First example demonstrates digitalization and vertical integration along the process chain with a piece of timber as virtual data carrier. Second example shows robotics for automatic commissioning in the prefab industry of timber houses and thirdly smart services and data monitoring are illustrated.
Priv.-Doz. Dr.-Ing. Stefan Moehringer, Germany
Priv.-Doz. Dr.-Ing. Stefan Moehringer, born in 1966, studied industrial engineering and mechanical engineering at the Technical University of Darmstadt and the Ecole Centrale de Lyon. 1992 he joined the company Moehringer and gained experience in engineering design of customer-specific solutions. Parallel to his industrial career he earned his doctorate in 1998 at the Institute of Manufacturing Technology and Machine Tools, TU Darmstadt. In 2004 he habilitated at the Heinz Nixdorf Institute of Paderborn in the research area of design methodology for mechatronic systems.
Since 2003, Stefan Moehringer is CEO of Simon Moehringer Anlagenbau GmbH, Wiesentheid. The company is globally oriented and offers a complete range of products with all sawing technologies for sawmills and processing plants. Stefan Moehringer is involved in various honorary positions. He is Vice-President of the Chamber of Commerce Wuerzburg-Schweinfurt and a board member of the German Engineering Federation (VDMA). At the University of Paderborn he is private lecturer of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering.