Towards lights-out operation

Enhanced automation and digitalization solutions for almost entirely autonomous production

CAN YOU IMAGINE a highly efficient, fully automated manufacturing plant
that is operated almost entirely autonomously? 

The Lights-out Factory is the future of industrial production. An entire plant complex can be operated fully autonomously using remote pulpits worldwide and minimal on-site personnel.

Stop imagining - The future is now!

Human intervention is less often needed since digital applications enable intelligent interconnectivity between all plant parts.

Growing automation and digitalization is opening up a wide range of possibilities for operating entire plant complexes in a highly dynamic and resource-saving way.

Just one pulpit per line

  • Reduced on site crew for operation
  • Live 3D augmented reality
  • KPI information
  • Live site camera views
  • Quality data and genealogy

Cutting-edge technology as artificial intelligence and machine learning contribute to centralizing data management and handling data intelligently across all production steps. 

Predictive maintenance will lay the foundation for maximum plant availability. 

Plant operators can focus more on their core business and important strategical tasks.

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Completely networked plant...
.... and connected with remote pulpits
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Highly specialized remote control crew
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One team of experts for all sites worldwide

Your contact

SMSgroup Pronold, Klaus

Klaus Pronold

SMS group GmbH
Vice President Electrics/Automation Flat Rolling Mills
Wiesenstraße 30
57271 Hilchenbach-Dahlbruch

Phone : +49 2733 29 1089