AluControl® is the automation system for hot and cold rolling mills, which has been used successfully for many years by SMS group. AluControl® comprises proven modules of the X-Pact® electrical and automation systems and is especially dedicated to the process of aluminum production. In the course of increasing digitalization of production plants and the associated availability of extensive IoT (Internet of Things) data, SMS group has developed systems that, on the one hand, allow comprehensive quality monitoring and, on the other hand, enable optimization of the production process with regard to throughput and plant utilization. Adaptation and integration of these newly or further developed systems into the aluminium rolling process have contributed to a significant functional expansion of AluControl®. The digital transformation of AluControl® is the logical further development of a successful automation system and the way to a learning aluminium plant.
Read more about digital transformation of process automation with AluControl® solution in the article published in ALUMINIUM 12/2018.