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Production Management Meets Art in Istanbul

21/11/2018, Production, Industry 4.0

Just as the city on the Bosporus unites the two continents of Europe and Asia, it also brought two worlds together in this year’s PSImetals UserGroup, which seemingly could not be more different: art and production. Under the motto “The Art of Production,” numerous lectures and a factory tour at ASAŞ Alüminyum offered an impressive program. Ahead of the event, the third PSImetals digitalization brunch on cloud computing also took place.

Industry 4.0 in the Steel Industry: Old Wine in New Wineskins?

22/08/2018, Industry 4.0, Production

The term Industry 4.0 is not new. Hardly a political speech with economic relevance or a research proposal in the field of production can do without this buzzword today. However, this popularity has an after-taste: for a long time, especially in the steel industry, it was impossible to make any sense of this supposed buzzword and so Industry 4.0 was quickly banished to the marketing niche. 

Happy Birthday: 20 Years PSImetals Line Scheduler at SSAB Finland!

24/05/2018, Production

Last year we celebrated the 20th birthday of PSImetals Line Scheduler at SSAB, a Nordic and US-based steel company. With its help, forty million tons of coils have been scheduled on the hot strip mill over these years. However, due to its broad optimization potential our software still perfectly keeps up with the times and con-stantly guides operation experts through the uncertainties of production in the metals market.