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Digitalization Enables Decarbonization of Steel Production

28 Nov 2022, Production, Technology, Energy, Sustainability, Artificial Intelligence

Steel plant’s operations are complex because all production steps are interdependent. This makes it challenging to simultaneously optimize production processes, save energy and comply with COregulations while staying competitive with changing market demands. Steelmakers are investing in transformation to net-zero production, which needs to go hand-in-hand with process digitalization and innovating software systems for efficient production management of planning, scheduling and execution of processes.

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! 

Chicken or the Egg – How to Perform Root Cause Analysis in 3 Steps

Chicken or the Egg – How to Perform a Root Cause Analysis in 3 Steps

02 Dec 2020, Industry 4.0, Artificial Intelligence, Production, Technology

“I ordered a chicken and an egg from Amazon. I’ll let you know which one comes first!” Unfortunately, metals production is too complex for a simple answer like this. Production defects can often only be detected when it is already too late. So what if you could identify the root cause of a defect and thus once and for all answer the question of which came first, the chicken or the egg?