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