ThyssenKrupp Nirosta has modernised its heat and caster sequence planning, which had been operating for ten years.

It decided to modernise after the planning solutions at its stainless steel plants in Germany, the USA and China were joined up. PSI BT replaced the previous version of PSImetals at its plant.

The IT at ThyssenKrupp’s Stainless production plant being built in Alabama, USA will use the same systems as at its German sites in Bochum and Krefeld.

The scheduling of the daily melting process at the steel plants is supported by the PSImetals functions for advanced line sequencing. Based on the needs of the cold rolling plants, a continuous supply of the steel mill with smelting orders is achieved.

PSImetals functions allow for quick reactions to short-term directives or disruptions in the steel mill operations.