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Predictive Maintenance - Optimize Holistically with AI

22 Sep 2022, Artificial Intelligence, Production, Technology

Ensuring high plant availability and minimizing maintenance costs at the same time is a balancing act. The complexity of this area of tension grows with the size of the plant network and the resulting increase in the number of combined, in some cases contradictory, influencing factors. More and more companies are therefore turning to predictive asset management to analyze complex plant systems precisely and in real time and to operate them in an optimized manner.

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. 

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! 

The Metamorphosis Towards Smart Replenishment - How to Make Material Supply Intelligent

01 Sep 2021, Logistics, Production, Sustainability, Technology, Industry 4.0

The world is changing. Over the past decade, several factors have contributed to increasing volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity (VUCA) in metals supply chain ecosystems. Not even to mention disruptions brought by global crises. Last but not least, climate change and the need for all supply chains to become sustainable also applies to metals manufacturers. The focus here is on material supply, which must become more intelligent. But how can we initiate such a metamorphosis? And most importantly, how do we achieve it in a sustainable way?