The institute consists of two resarch fields "conveyor technique" and "logistic systems". The competence in logistics was strengthened with establishment of the chair for "logistics" of the Detlef-Hübner foundation in April 2003.
The field of research of the Institue for Conveying Technology and Logistics can be devided into the following layers: Networking, Factories, Machines
On the network layer the research has a more strategic character. Problems like network design and strategies for supply chain management are being researchd.
In-house or corporat productions systems are being analysed with analytic or simulative methods on the factory layer.
The conveying research field works on the factory and machine layer. Calculation methods of conveying components and aspects for conveyor choices are being analysed.