Modernisation can deliver multiple technological, operational and legislative benefits, even in industries where automation has not traditionally played a key role.
One example would be in metalworking foundries, which are often highly mechanised and do not deploy automation on a scale similar to other major industries. Through modernisation however, these types of sites can realise significant performance gains, while also more effectively addressing ever-stronger legislation concerning energy use and harmful emissions.
Integrated Iron and Steel Works can actively use modern technologies to increase the efficiency of controlling industrial and business processes. A classic example of production automation is the "Enterprise in plain sight" system of visualisation and monitoring of technological processes, which was implemented at the Zaporizhstal PJSC in 2016.
Zaporizhstal PJSC turned to Ukraine-based Rockwell Automation Recognised System Integrator, Azov Controls LLC, to not only replace and build the control systems for its fifth and sixth sinter strands, but also design and populate a brand new central control room.
The display system operates 24 hours a day and the processing speed of the received data is a matter of seconds. This provides round-the-clock access to the most up-to-date information on production processes, online monitoring of production, making of informed decisions, and implementation of control actions.