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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! 

How to Break the Automation Pyramid with the Metals Service Bus

27 Aug 2019, Research, Industry 4.0, Technology, Artificial Intelligence

The organization of systems relevant to metal production has been successfully carried out for many years on the basis of the “automation pyramid”. This structure, however, reaches its limits when it comes to adopting new methods. By eliminating the strict layering of the pyramid, a standard is required that allows these peers to communicate. Learn how the PSIbus technology closes this gap. 

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No Fear of Changing the Running System

30 Jul 2019, Technology, Industry 4.0

Production Management Systems (PMS) have proven to be an invaluable factor in the optimization of metal production processes. They are also an important investment for metal producers and must prove themselves in the light of increasing changes in markets and technologies. At METEC 2019, PSI Metals successfully launched the PSImetals Service Platform, which stimulates opportunities for the journey towards digital transformation.