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AISTech 2022 – Hitting the Ground Running with Expert Information

25 May 2022, Industry 4.0, Technology

AISTech 2022 returned to Pittsburgh, PA and recorded the largest number of attendees, ranging from 7,500 to 8,000. It was held at the David Lawrence Convention Center and included an exhibition, panel of discussion, training programs, and presentation of technical papers. A number of topics were discussed, with PSI Metals participating with 3 technical presentations from our experts on the first day of the event. 

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Sustainable Steel Production – Let’s Pick the Low-Hanging Fruits

01 Apr 2022, Industry 4.0, Production, Technology, Sustainability

Steel is a vital material for a modern, industrialized economy and the backbone of global sustainable initiatives. But the steel industry is also one of the world's most energy-intensive industries. Steelmakers are increasingly making decarbonization of production their global priority. But you don't even have to reach deep into the Industry 4.0 toolbox to discover low-hanging fruits that can be implemented quickly and cost-effectively to improve production efficiency and thus contribute to decarbonization. 

The WMS of the Future – Upgrade to Digitalized Warehouses Now

07 Jan 2022, Industry 4.0, Logistics, Technology

The digital transformation is in full swing. Influenced by the Corona pandemic, we are coming into contact with digitalization in more and more areas of life. Processes in the warehouse are also becoming increasingly digitalized. Based on Industry 4.0, Warehousing 4.0 has emerged as a new trend term in logistics – What's the idea behind it? What do the future standards in warehouse management look like?

The Synthesis of Autonomous and Adaptive Scheduling - Smart Agents for Smart Production Planning

06 Oct 2021, Research, Industry 4.0, Production, Sustainability, Technology, Artificial Intelligence

Production planning is one of the most complex industrial challenges of the steel industry. To address this complexity, metals manufacturers have developed several IT solutions and business processes. However, in addition to complexity, the production process is systematically affected by unpredictable events. In most plants today, responding to production disruptions is a human decision made by operators - often leading to response time issues that can cause production downtime and additional costs. The smart agent technology provides a remedy.

The Evolution Towards a Service-Oriented Ecosystem - Planning 4.0 for the User 4.0

22 Sep 2021, Industry 4.0, Sustainability, Technology

Today's companies need a lean, responsive, digitalized supply chain planning 4.0 to meet the needs of users 4.0. This puts planning before challenges as it needs a collaborative ecosystem where systems can automatically communicate to each other and collaborate when required. PSImetals is ready to support and coordinate such an ecosystem. Read here how!