Metals Processing

Solutions to Optimize Steel Production

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The steel industry has undergone monumental changes, and the future promises to be even more dynamic. It will require you to become more efficient to address global competition and changing technologies. Our dedicated industry team will apply specific application and process experience to create the right control solutions for you. They will help enable you to execute real-time control and maintain critical process parameters to respond to diverse customer demands. These solutions help produce high-quality products with consistent metallurgical properties. They can help boost yields and minimize energy costs to reduce your costs-per-ton.

Extract Value at Every Stage of Your Steel Process

Systems to Improve Productivity and Optimize Energy Consumption

You are faced with a wide range of challenges daily. Trade wars add complexity to the market, a retiring workforce is leaving management with a skills gap to deal with, and globally, the steel industry is operating at high rates of capacity utilization.

Does this sound all too familiar?

Luckily, there is a way to mitigate these challenges. Optimizing and maintaining critical operations in your steel plant demands expertise and modern, integrated technologies. We offer a wide range of solutions that safeguard your operations and meet economic and performance requirements. These solutions are scalable, flexible and easy to integrate, helping you increase productivity, lower costs, reduce energy consumption and improve safety.

Modernize Metals Product with MES

Manufacturing Execution Systems Help Solve Metals Industry Challenges

The challenges of obsolete equipment and a retiring workforce present liabilities in today’s highly competitive market, these challenges include:

  • Retiring workers and a lack of diagnostics
  • No production intelligence
  • No flexibility to respond to the change in market conditions
  • Manual recipe and order management  
  • Unconnected, aging systems cannot provide product traceability or genealogy
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Benefits of MES Systems in Metals Operations

Modern MES puts real-time information at the fingertips of anyone in the plant. Staff can use these insights to become more productive and get more from their equipment and materials. Benefits include:

  • Reduced downtime
  • Reduced scrap
  • Integrated production with scheduling and capacity planning
  • Incorporated traceability and genealogy
  • Reduced production variability and rework

Maximize Mill Operations

Crane Automation and Automated Storage Solutions

Looking for new ways to keep your people safe and maximize machine performance in your metals production facility? We understand. Your mill runs 24/7. It is a complicated process to assess current systems, needs, and issues. It helps to have a partner that understands your industry, your strengths, your systems, and operational goals. Our specialists have the industry-based application knowledge to have a meaningful conversation. Take a small step, a big step, and anything in between. We can help.

There are plenty of benefits to be had when you recognize that improvements need be made and you are going to do something about it. You can increase efficiency, deliver better performance, enhance inventory management, and better safety processes.

AIC Steel Production Control System

Integrated Architecture Engineering Tool Delivers Smooth Project Execution

Automazioni Industriali Capitanio s.r.l. (AIC) is a global system integrator. This company designs, manufactures, and markets automation systems, primarily for the metals industry. In a recent greenfield rolling mill project in India, AIC combined its own expertise with the product and domain experience of Rockwell Automation. They developed a completely integrated control solution within incredibly tight time constraints. Using Logix, Panelview, and intelligent motor control systems, AIC was able to complete the project in a short time-frame. It achieved optimal production rates from the first production phases.

Products and Capabilities

Broad Solutions Portfolio Helps You Achieve Operational Excellence Goals

Our portfolio of products and services provide metals companies with solutions covering automation, motor control, safety, and visualization. Through the use of the Internet of Things (IoT) technologies, we offer full access to plant sensors and equipment to go from data to information to action.

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We offer industry expertise to help design, implement and support your automation investment.

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