• PSImetals FutureLab

    Shaping the future of metals industry and realizing intelligent production.

Changing market circumstances create new challenges for our customers. Whole business models are under pressure. PSImetals FutureLab is the new approach for developing solutions for today’s and future challenges by supporting our customers to overcome them.

PSImetals FutureLab realizes intelligent production by

Analysing developments around Industry 4.0

Following a collaborative approach with customers, partners and experts

Using leading edge IT technology together with PSI Java platform

PSImetals FutureLab - the continuous innovation plattform

Heiko Wolf, head of FutureLab at PSI, introduces the idea of our FutureLab initiative. The presentation was held at the conference on the digitilization of the metals industry in May 2017, organized by Primetals Technologies and PSI. Enjoy the video.

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The topics we are focusing on together with customers and partners

Adaptive best practices for metals

Easy implementation & upgrades

Realtime responsiveness & optimization

Quality & reliability

Data analysis & predictive services

Multi-site solutions & data centers

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IT Security

Security by design

Elaborate today‘s and future requirements for PSImetals solutions in the field of IT Security while respecting new technologies, business models and system landscapes influenced by Industry 4.0.


B-Sec, SSAB, Tata Steel, thyssenkrupp, PSI

Workshop took place in May 2017.

Getting Rid of the Pyramid

Better collaboration between scheduling, MES and automation

Find potential fields of value generation due to better communication.

Date: to be confirmed

Reactive & Collaborative Planning

Realtime scheduling based on shopfloor events and scenario based scheduling

Identify potentials of realtime and scenario based scheduling.

Date: Q3 2017, to be confirmed

Big Data

Data analysis and decision support

Match advanced data analytics & real business requirements to „lift the treasures in the data“.

Date: Q3-Q4 2017, to be confirmed

Integrated Dressing & Product Design

Holistic approach of technical elaboration

Technical elaboration as a service – discuss business cases & gather requirements.

Date: Q3 2017, to be confirmed


Defining a standard service platform for the metals industry

Discuss standard ways to define, implement and orchestrate production management services for Metals.

Date: Q3-Q4 2017, to be confirmed

Contact person

Heiko Wolf
Head of PSImetals FutureLab
Dircksenstraße 42-44
10178 Berlin

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