Smart Steel Factory Technologies provides ready-to-use software products for the optimization of the steel manufacturing process chain. Resulting optimizations lead to permanently improved quality, reduction of energy costs, and reduction of CO₂ emissions – without the investment overhead of new physical equipment.
Faststream has already involved the IoT to develop improved safety measures, but now with the Smart Factory, the entire production process has advanced for the sake of creating better products in the future. The Smart Factory transforms the conventional idea of a steel mill into an intuitive operating system, promising faster production, higher-quality goods, and safer work environments.
To match the position as a leading global steelmaker, Faststream’s Smart Factory gives evidence of the client company’s optimized facilities for creating the most reliable steel products available worldwide.
Merits with our Smart Factory Solutions
The reason why Fast Stream is famous for its technology is because of the quality of its products. Hence, it is crucial that its facilities are able to perform to the best standards possible.
With our Smart Factory, you are able to identify any defects during the production process prior to the final stages of the operation.
The system carefully examines each product from start to finish, monitoring raw materials from initialization to checking the state of a nearly-finished product entering a blast furnace.
In the chance that a defect does manifest, Our Smart Factory scans the products to diagnose the problem. As a program meant to learn, the operation determines the exact cause of the defect, taking into account how to prevent it from occurring again in the future.
The most interesting ingredient in Faststream’s Smart Factory solutions is the use of artificial intelligence (AI) – which is utilized to create an optimized environment without human interference. Our AI-based solutions allow the facility to be able to conduct inspections throughout the workstation, independently assessing issues, and automatically assigning solutions given the available information. It is one of the elements that contribute to the unique nature of our Smart Factory.
Our Factory Solutions can give an overview of a 3D virtual facility that is a replication of the actual factory environment, simulating the production process and predicting the quality of new products. With this technology, Faststream established a system that would create new, high-quality products in a shorter period of time.
The Virtual Factory also serves as a source for new employees to learn how to operate facilities, minimizing the chance for errors.
Last, but definitely not least, Faststream’s Smart Factory model incorporates managing employee safety in smarter ways. Sensors are installed in the workplace to pick up on any harmful stray gases, noises, and temperatures, and notify operators of threats. They also look out for people working on-site, monitoring, and alerting employees in situations where they might be close to hazardous objects.
Wearables have been used for safety purposes in the past in Faststream projects, and with the addition of Smart Bands, workers working in harmful environments will be able to better prevent injuries. Data from the band is sent to a control center for immediate action in case of trouble.
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