The digitalization of the metal industry is a journey. But are the goal and the way clear? Always new possibilities, new technologies and concepts! Selected innovations based on the PSI Java Framework (PJF) were combined to form the new PSImetals Service Platform - the technological basis for the production management of the future.
And the bus? It is our vehicle, our symbol. The digital PSIbus as an important component of the new platform connects all services with each other. The physical PSIbus connects PSI with its customers and partners. Get on board!
The PSImetals service platform combines all these requirements for a future-oriented production management system. This way you can use existing PSImetals components and at the same time be ready for future services to be developed.
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Departure! From September our PSIbus will go on a European tour. The bus - representing the new PSIbus service bus technology - is equipped with technologies and innovations that are implemented with the new PSImetals service platform. Follow the tour also on LinkedIn or Twitter using #psithejourney.
Next stop was our long-term customer voestalpine Grobblech - a heavy plate manufacturer - to discuss latest market as well as product developments. And finally we drove to Leoben, in the southern part of Austria, for a visit at voestalpine Donawitz. After an interesting afternoon with the customer, the 2019 tour ended in Graz – one of two PSI locations in Austria.
Driving more than 300 km in 3 days the PSIbus will take a break now over wintertime to be ready again in spring 2020, but "the journey" together with our customers continues without interruption.
Continuing “The Journey” led the PSIbus to Austria, home country of several innovative PSI customers, to introduce our latest developments around the PSImetals Service Platform. The trip started with a visit to the aluminum producer AMAG in the northern part of Austria. After lots of interesting discussions, the next stop was Linz.
The first trip of the physical PSIbus was to Rath and Mühlheim to the company Vallourec in September. The bus opened its doors directly in front of the office buildings to watch videos or try out virtual reality on a mobile phone. Meanwhile, the quality was intelligently tested in the steel mill prototype. And those who didn't have time took at least one photo.
The digital transformation is a journey that will not be accomplished in a single step. But every journey begins with the first step. And the architecture for an evolutionarily integrated Production Management is our major step on the journey towards digital transformation.
Together with world leading equipment and automation provider Primetals Technologies we have organized a conference on digitalization and its effects for the metals industry – a unique event back then.
In IJmuiden, Netherlands, we jointly researched innovations in Industry 4.0 and digitalization. | Industry 4.0 conference 2017
In order to stay in the leading position, we constantly enrich our experience with innovations. To this end, we are continuously working on our software platform to support customer’s business processes in a state-of-the art way.
Shaping the future of metals industry and realizing intelligent production. | PSImetals FutureLab
The PSI Group develops software for various industrial markets. It can act together optimally, whether ERP, MES, logistics or SCADA system - the PSI Java Framework (PJF) as a common basis makes it possible.
The PSI technology platform combines the best of 50 years of software experience of the PSI Group. | PSI Software Technologie »
Over the years we have become world’s leader in production management solutions for steel and aluminium producers – based on our strong and mature product: PSImetals.
Competitive advantages for producers: Orders in time and desired quality, taking into account inventories, productivity and costs. | PSImetals Software
Back in 1969 – in a revolutionary environment – we started our journey towards digitalization of the steel and aluminium industry by using computers for process control in steel production – a revolution and not taken serious these days. | Interview with Helmut Scharle, one of the PSI founders.
From a pioneer in process control to a leading software supplier for optimizing the flow of energy and materials | A historical overview