“Based on advanced digital algorithms and mathematical modeling, ABB Ability™ Smart Melt Shop is a true example of technology convergence as it utilizes cameras and image-processing, weighing systems, radar, laser and wireless-based technologies to ensure steel melt shops operate at optimum levels where crane and ladle tracking and their availability are critical to the entire steelmaking process.” said Tarun Mathur, Global Product Manager and Digital Lead for Metals, ABB.
“Our data from performance testing has shown significant increase in superheat compliance, returning time savings equating to more than nine hours per month and nearly 2,000 additional tonnes produced per month,” said Amit Kumar Chakraborty, Project Manager for Metals, ABB.
Additional benefits of the ladle tracking system include reduction in tapping delays in the electric arc furnace, reduction of electrode and power consumption at the ladle furnace and reduction in silicon deviation in hot rolled coils produced from slabs from the continuous caster.
A complete range of products, services and end-to-end solutions that improve productivity, quality, safety and cost-efficiency in iron, steel, aluminium and other metals production processes are available through ABB. Across the whole metals value chain, ABB demonstrates a commitment to optimize operations with high performance products and digital solutions.