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X-PACT® SENSE

LIGHTS OUT FACTORY - Smart sensors and camera-based solutions

In our industry, the "Lights-Out-Factory" is basically the equivalent of a self-driving car. In addition, the degree of automation in metallurgical plant and equipment is set to grow further. This can only succeed if the relevant sensors are used to view, hear, and collect data.

In our Learning [Steel] Plant, we rely on smart sensors and thus on the gapless collection of data, on transparency, and on dynamic and self-optimizing solutions that effectively supplement existing equipment in the extremely harsh environment of the metal industry and make them fit for the future.

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With X-Pact® Sense, plant owners have a wide range of solutions based on visual, acoustic, and haptic evaluations. Intelligent algorithms process the input data to produce the correct results quickly and effectively, evaluate them in an intelligent manner, and pass them on in a targeted manner to other applications using modern communication standards.

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This involves compact units, in which sensor, evaluation, recording, and communication technologies are brought together in one device. The components are designed for use in the harsh environment of a steel mill and satisfy all relevant mechanical and thermal requirements.

Benefits

  • Sensor, evaluation, recording and communication – all in a single device
  • Higher process reliability through intelligent evaluation (product quality and procedures)
  • Web interface
  • Connectivity
  • Data exchange with the plant automation system
  • Support for the operating personnel
  • Robust design suitable for installation in steel mills
  • Fast and flexible configuration and manufacturing
  • Low maintenance
  • Integration into the automation systems of both existing and new production facilities
  • Incoming information stored as a stream
  • Reporting and logging functions

X-Pact® Sense sensors and cameras featuring smart logic and SMS group domain know-how give your plant intelligence and open up a range of new possibilities. The process automation system can be expanded on the basis of the new information provided. The production process becomes more efficient and flexible.

Not only that, it is highly energy efficient and requires less maintenance.

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Solutions

With the X-Pact® Sense product line, SMS group offers smart sensor technology and camera-based solutions for a variety of different plant applications.

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Ladle identification with X-Pact® Sense

Use of patented infrared technology to identify the ladles for the vacuum process

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Slag detection with X-Pact® Sense

Timely, safe and intelligent slag detection, automatic tapping process support, overflow detection at the converter mouth incl. data evaluation and alarm function

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Torpedo tracking with X-Pact® Sense

Seamless tracking and coordination of torpedo vehicles

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Insitu gas measurement with X-Pact® Sense

Maintenance free and fast insitu laser gas technology

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Leakage Detection with X-Pact® Sense

Detect water leaks instantly

Contact

SMSgroup Geerkens, Christian

Christian Geerkens

SMS group GmbH
Executive Vice President Electrics/Automation
Ivo-Beucker-Straße 43
40237 Düsseldorf
Germany

Phone : +49 211 881 6710

SMSgroup Mayr, Gerald

Gerald Mayr

SMS group GmbH
Executive Vice President Electrics/Automation
Ivo-Beucker-Straße 43
40237 Düsseldorf
Germany

Phone : +49 211 881 4900