ThyssenKrupp Steel Europe subsidiary Hoesch Hohenlimburg has contracted QuinLogic to install a Quality Execution System (QES) into the process chain of the works.

Hoesch Hohenlimburg will equip the works – comprising a hot strip mill, two pickling and three slitting lines – with the software. The system combines all available data for evaluation based on a set of rules. The system can make automatic ship or block decisions for each individual coil.

The QES combines data from different sources, such as SAP, process control systems and other databases.

It also integrates data generated by gauges for width, thickness, flatness, profile, temperature or strip wedge measurements.