The division of Production Systems works with the sustainability and
competitiveness of industrial production systems. The research area is
system-oriented and requires knowledge about both the system as a whole
and its separate components, for example humans, automation and
processes. The research highlights the different stages of a production
system’s life cycle, i.e. planning, design, commissioning, operation,
maintenance and reuse. Methods and research findings are generic, with
applications within various industries, such as automotive, aerospace,
processing and mining industries.
The research is conducted by research groups in the following areas:
The area of Sustainable Production/Virtual Production Systems covers methods, tools and theoretical models for digital
modeling and analysis of different types of production systems. Data
collection is performed via sensors or laser scanning of factory
environments. Statistical analysis and discrete, hybrid simulation is
used to predict and visualize the production process and future factory
environments in 3D or in “Augmented reality". A broad spectrum of
sustainability parameters are simulated and visualized.
The area of Production Service and Maintenance Systems includes production system functionality and ability to consistently deliver competitive production services. Production systems are becoming increasingly complex and require
continuous advanced maintenance. Rapid flows, robustness against interference and
high security are important target values. Statistical analysis,
simulation and visualization create generic methods for broad
The area of Human - Automation Optimization includes production system in which people and
automation work together to create competitive and socially sustainable
workplaces and where physical and cognitive automation is optimized.
Scientists create models, methods and tools for task allocation,
information flow, virtual and real interaction, situational-based
learning and instructions. Examples of applications are wearable
information for operators within a wide range of industries.
Head of division:
Professor Johan Stahre