SMS group combines classical mechanical engineering and innovative digital services, thus creating added value for its customers along the entire value-added chain. Essential factors here are embedded systems, digital service platforms, real-time networking of plant data, big data analytics, cloud computing for self-optimizing and autonomous process control.
A learning steelworks features an intelligent and largely autonomous production process. But how can a plant learn? This is very simple to answer. It uses data and derived information as a basis for decisions relevant for process control and operations. The proven solutions SMS group offers in the field of electrical and automation systems are summarized under the term X-Pact® (process, automation, control, technology). The X-Pact® packages offer tailor-made solutions for complete automation and digitalization.
The system ensures the systematical networking of knowledge and data and is the central basis of the vision of the “learning steelworks”.