PR-DT1221-1 - 2021 Digital Transformations, December

Systematic Application of AI to Quality Optimization From Steelmaking to Galvanizing

F-F. Henrich, O. Jannasch, H. Shafy, J. Daldrop, S. Arikan, M. Ruckl

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Since cost and quality optimization of individual processing steps in the manufacturing cycle of long and flat steel products has been an ongoing effort for decades, non-disruptive approaches for further optimizations are about to reach their technical limits. While applications of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) pushed the boundaries of those optimizations, their usually punctual application to individual steps of the steelmaking process significantly hampers their potential. Even with these relatively new technologies, new ideas are required to reach new grounds in quality and cost improvements.

Keywords: industry 4.0, digital transformation