Level2 Control system for Meltshop

Level 2 Control System is today an indispensable tool for operation in all sectors of industry. This modular system can’t be seen as a substitute for human labor, but as a system that helps us to improve our knowledge in the field and monitor ongoing activities. The result of a well-functioning control system is to achieve superior product quality, performance improvement and of course also increase of savings, which is today one of the most important factors in the company.

Our company ASM Automation develops own software products and offer custom software development according to customer requirements. Our flagship product is the Level 2 process automation system for Electric Arc Furnaces (EAF), Ladle Furnaces (LF) and Continuous Casting Machines (CCM).

As a data repository for data collection during production, we offer a standard Microsoft SQL or Oracle database systems. According to the client's requirements, we are able to modify and deploy software to other systems (ABB, Allen Bradley, etc.)

To ensure trouble-free operation of our system we use Cluster or VMWARE solution. Offered network topology is always closely consulted in all directions and we try to meet the demand and specification of the customer.

 

Level 2 control system for meltshops includes:

  • Production supervision and Shift management
  • Advanced planning and Scheduling, Costs monitoring system
  • Storage management (Scrap, alloys, Final products etc.)
  • Improved Quality control system and Laboratory
  • EAF, LF, VOD, BF and CCM Process control and Supervision
  • Material Handling control and Calculations
  • Advanced Metallurgical and Mathematical model
  • Material and Process tracking, Ladle and Tundish tracking etc.
  • Maintenance control (Setpoint management, Lifetime control system etc.)
  • Power Demand Control system
  • Reporting system (Heat report, Shift report, Delay report etc.)
  • Analysis and Diagnostic modules

 

Main benefits:

  • Standardized production operations
  • Reduction of energy consumption
  • Reduction of tap-to-tap time
  • Avoidance of peak tariff rates
  • Reduction of alloying material costs
  • ROI typically with 12 months