ReziProK - Joint project: ResmaP - Resource efficiency through smart pumps (TP 2)

In the ResmaP project, the capabilities of smart pumps of the latest generation are used to save valuable resources through new processes, organizational forms, and replacement and spare parts strategies.

New possibilities, such as remote maintenance or remote update capability, are being used specifically to increase the service life of the products on the one hand, and to ensure that replaced pumps and components are recycled in a high-quality manner on the other. At the end of the project, a new practice in maintenance and servicing as well as in the replacement and return of pumps should be tested in pilot trials. This new practice, initially tested by service technicians from Wilo SE, will enable the resource efficiency potential of smart pumps to be fully exploited. In the course of the project, the results will be processed for external stakeholders such as specialist tradesmen in a manner appropriate to the target group, in order to enable these important stakeholders to act in a resource-efficient manner in the future, which will be reflected both in longer product lifetimes and in high-quality closed product cycles. To achieve these project goals, Wilo SE, as a leading pump manufacturer, has joined forces with the Fraunhofer Institute for Material Flow and Logistics, whose focus is on circular economy and process design, and TH Köln, with its focus on resource-side assessment.

At a Glance

Category Description
Research project ReziProK - Joint project: ResmaP - Resource efficiency through smart pumps (TP 2) 
Administration Prof. Kathrin Hesse 
Faculty Faculty of Automotive Systems and Production 
Institute Institute for Production 
Persons involved Matthias Wissing (TH Köln, IFP) 
Partners Thomas Fetting (WILO, general project management), Christian Hohaus (Fraunhofer IML), Jan-Philip Kopka (Fraunhofer IML), Anna Preut (Fraunhofer IML)  
Sponsors BMBF/PTJ 
Duration 01.07.2019 - 31.12.2021