Düsseldorf, July 24, 2017

Production planning and control for all production units in the plant

From receipt of the customer’s order until the finished product leaves the works - the customized concept of X-Pact® MES 4.0 leads the way. The Manufacturing Execution System from SMS group points the plant owners of all production plants the way to Industry 4.0. For example, for the facilities in:

  • steelworks,
  • continuous casting plants,
  • flat rolling mills,
  • tube and pipe plants,
  • section mills, and processing lines

This concept also takes into account the particular characteristics of different types of materials, from simple carbon steels to stainless steel and aluminum.

In general it can be used for plant modernization or expansion projects as well as for entirely new plants. The flexible installation of individual modules from the X-Pact® MES 4.0 in sub-sections of plants only is also possible.

In the X-Pact® MES 4.0 modules, comprehensive technological control systems ensure that the following is achieved:

  • Optimum production sequences with minimum set-up time and efficient energy consumption
  • Optimum targets for the production of maximum quality with efficient utilization of materials and the saving of plant resources
  • Intelligent strategies for alternative measures in cases of malfunctions
  • Comprehensive data collection and evaluation for creation of potential improvements

You can read more about X-Pact® MES 4.0 in the next edition of SMS group Newsletter 2/2017.