to the website of the Chair of Production Systems (LPS)
at the Ruhr-University Bochum
On our website, information about us and our research areas is provided. Students can find useful information on courses, theses and certificates as well as the offered networking opportunities with the industry, economy and society.
In 1976, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Wolfgang Maßberg founded the Chair of Production Systems (LPS) in the Mechanical Engineering Faculty at the Ruhr-University Bochum.
Since July 1999, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Horst Meier has run the LPS.
Against the background of continual change in economic markets which puts new demands on Germany as a production location, the chair sees its responsibilities in the:
|future-oriented education of engineers and|
|development of innovative and applicable solutions|
Since its establishment, the chair has not only allowed itself to be driven by continuous technological and economic changes, but also actively participated in shaping them.
In the future, the LPS will orient itself towards focusing on the latest questions in the field of production as part of its academic teachings and within its research fields and will thus contribute to securing Germany as a production location.
OrientationThe academic orientation of LPS is characterized by the interaction between humans, technology and organization. Within the framework of its research projects, the LPS always considers these three variables as a unit for improving the production in terms of time, cost and quality.
The relevance of industrial use is the most important feature when formulating solutions.
Therefore, the LPS runs a Pilot Plant, designed according to the most modern features, where theoretical concepts can be tested and evaluated.
The LPS uses the results obtained in the pilot plant to support the technology transfer to industry.
Fields of ActivityThe scientific orientation of the LPS covers the major topics of modern production-technology, from the management of flexible production structures to the provision of production-related services to the technology-oriented production automation.
The industrial relevance is always important when developing the solutions. The LPS, therefore, operates a pilot plant, designed according to most modern considerations, in which theoretical concepts are implemented and evaluated. By using the results from the pilot plant, the LPS supports the technology transfer to industry.