AMAG Goes with PSI for the Optimisation of Aluminium Production

PSImetals as leading production management system in the Ranshofen plant

Berlin, 4 November 2014 – PSI Metals Non Ferrous GmbH has been contracted by AMAG Austria Metall AG with the implementation of PSImetals as the integrated production management system for the rolling mills in Ranshofen. PSImetals will also replace the old system in the existing part of the plant. With the new system, AMAG aims to establish standardised and documented processes, significantly simplify the IT administration and allow the transfer of know-how as well as install a sustainable and flexible solution at the MES level.

With the PSImetals components Production, Quality and Logistics, the production control will be performed for all lines as well as the single material unit tracking across all the process steps in the rolling mill. PSImetals assumes an integrative function between machine control and business software. With the decision in favour of PSI, AMAG intends to assure support at various levels and to distribute it to a number of employees. AMAG delivers a wide array of products for different industries and, with PSImetals as the MES platform, will be able to apply many standardised functions, but also to extend these with individual functions as needed. The high scalability and configurability of PSImetals allows the use of standard functions, expanded by customer-specific add-ons and at the same time assures the release capability. An initial partial project already went into successful operation in February 2014.

The AMAG Austria Metall AG, headquartered in Ranshofen, is Austria’s leading producer of aluminium semi-finished and cast products for the manufacturing industry. Production sites are located in Ranshofen (foundry and rolling mill) and Sept Iles, Quebec, Canada (electrolysis).

PSI Metals is the leading supplier for production management solutions in the metals industry combining SCM, APS and MES to optimise production and logistics.

On the basis of its own software products, PSI AG develops and integrates complete solutions for energy management (gas, oil, electricity, heat, energy trading), production management (mining, metals, automotive, mechanical engineering, logistics) and infrastructure management for transport and safety. PSI was founded in 1969 and employs nearly 1,700 persons worldwide.