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Energy Efficiency in Flexible and Reconfigurable Manufacturing: Emerging Trends, Models and Applications in the Industry 4.0 Era
Submission Deadline: May 15, 2021 (Open) Submit Now
Marco Bortolini, PhD
Senior Assistant Professor, Department of Industrial Engineering, Alma Mater Studiorum - Bologna University, Italy
Research Interests: energy efficiency, advanced production system, Industry 4.0, multi-attribute model, renewable energy for industry, sustainability
Francesco Gabriele Galizia, PhD
Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Department of Industrial Engineering, Alma Mater Studiorum - Bologna University, Italy
Research Interests: reconfigurable manufacturing system, collaborative assembly, optimization in production, Industry 4.0, smart manufacturing
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Industry 4.0 is the present of production. Starting from a theoretical concept to draw the future of industry, Industry 4.0 is, now, much more than a vision. This term comes from a project in the high-tech strategy of the German government in 2011 for promoting the computerization of manufacturing and, in the last few years, the Industry 4.0 emerged as the fourth industrial revolution. In this new era, digital manufacturing plays a crucial role and digital manufacturing technologies are key enabling technologies for the future manufacturing.
Nine enabling technologies, characterizing the upcoming industrial revolution, support the transition to the industrial practice:
Each of these technologies and, much more, the synergic coordination of these, allow disruptive changes and upgrades to almost all the industrial and advanced tertiary sectors with performance improvement, waste reduction, cost and time savings, etc. At the same time, all these technologies are fueled by energy, representing the power for their use.
Within this scenario, this Special Issue aims at investigating the synergies and conflicts between Industry 4.0 techs applied to flexible production and energy efficiency, introducing the energy saving dimension together with other, almost highly discussed, metrics, such as quality, cost and productivity.
Scientists and Experts from academy and industry are highly welcomed to contribute with methods, reviews and case histories from the field presenting innovative research and experiences.
Relevant topics include, but are not limited to:
industry 4.0; flexible production; energy efficiency; advanced production; flexible assembly; reconfigurable manufacturing; sustainability; enabling technology; case histories; models, strategies and reviews.
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