Adaptive Remanufacturing for life cycle optimization of networked capital goods - ReLIFE

Key Info

Basic Information

01.07.2019 to 30.06.2022
Organizational Unit:
Chair of Production Engineering, Factory Planning
Federal Ministry of Education and Research BMBF, ReziProK, Projektträger Jülich

Research partner

    • Chair for International Production Engineering and Management (IPEM) of the University of Siegen
    • Achenbach Buschhütten GmbH & Co.KG

Based on the performance of capital goods ensured by Adaptive Remanufacturing, innovative business models are developed to ensure long-term productivity. This creates the economic prerequisites for the successful implementation of the approach in industry.

For the prototypical application of Adaptive Remanufacturing, a production machine with digitally networked sensors will be upgraded to a demonstrator. The decision model to be developed is implemented in a software application. The combination of physical demonstrator and software application enables comprehensive validation. The business models are developed in parallel and documented in a business model canvas.

The results will be developed jointly by the consortium partners: The WZL focuses on the development of intelligent remanufacturing approaches as well as the conception of the decision model for the application of these measures. The IPEM of the University of Siegen focuses on the development of remanufacturing-based business models and Achenbach Buschhütten GmbH & Co. KG is significantly involved in the development of a demonstrator with integrated sensor technology.

The results of the ReLIFE joint research project are to be used in research, but in particular also by small and medium-sized enterprises, in order to raise the economic potential of their capital goods through proactive life cycle optimization.