Austrian voestalpine Stahl commissions PSI with an Upgrade

Source: voestalpine Stahl GmbH

Source: voestalpine Stahl GmbH

Future-proofed upgrading with production management system PSImetals

Berlin, March 16, 2023 – In January 2023, Austrian voestalpine Stahl GmbH, the lead company of the Steel Division of voestalpine Group, successfully went live with the production management system PSImetals version 5.21. After the modernization of the existing CAQC (Computer Aided Quality Control), in the future, voestalpine Stahl will be able to upgrade their system seamlessly with new PSImetals product releases.

The CAQC system at voestalpine Stahl is used to configure and calculate treatment practices in the melt shop, before and during the production process with an output capacity of 6 million tons. The upgraded PSImetals 5.21 covers the production process in the melt shop, including basic oxygen furnace, secondary metallurgy lines, continuous casting as well as mould casting.

With the standard functionality of PSImetals, it is possible to configure future requirements instead of performing feature-specific development. Thus, PSI provides long-term access to numerous professionals to support the voestalpine team during future extensions and adjustments.

Ewald Draxler, Project Manager at voestalpine Stahl GmbH, states: “The PSI Metals team professionally succeeded in upgrading our outdated system. We are very satisfied. The new solution increases efficiency and optimization of our production and quality execution, highly integrated with Level 2 and Level 4 systems.”

As a global manufacturer of high-quality steel products, the Steel Division of the voestalpine Group assumes a major role in shaping a clean and livable future. Renowned automotive manufacturers and component suppliers rely on the highest-quality steel strip manufactured in the division as well as on the customer support that is provided on a global basis. The Steel Division is one of the most prominent partners to the European House and Machinery industries. The Division manufactures heavy plates and cast products for applications under the most difficult conditions in the energy industry and provides customized solutions for the expansion of renewable energy.

The PSI Group develops its own software products for optimizing the flow of energy and materials for utilities (energy grids, energy trading, public transport) and industry (metals production, automotive, mechanical engineering, logistics). The industry-specific products, which are built from standard components, are sold both directly and via the cloud-based PSI App Store and can also be customized by customers and partners themselves. PSI was founded in 1969 and employs more than 2,200 people worldwide.