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    The PSImetals Service Platform - Discover new possibilities of digitalization.

Digitalization with the PSIbus - Ready for boarding?

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!

Production management of the future - what does it have to offer?

  • Agile business processes
  • Smooth implementation & upgrades
  • Integrated mills worldwide
Artificial Intelligence
  • Intelligent algorithms
  • Real-time optimization
  • Profound analyses

Sustainable Production

  • CO2-reduced production
  • Energy-optimized planning
  • Sustainable IT processes

Departure! The PSIbus on Tour

Representing the new PSIbus service bus technology the bus is equipped with technologies and innovations that are implemented with the new PSImetals Service Platform. Follow the tour on LinkedIn or Twitter using #psithejourney.

Previous Stops on our Digital Journey

2020: Quality Data - Providing, Processing, Applying

PSI was the sponsor of the webcast "COVID-19, Climate Policy and Steelmaking", part of a series organized by Steel Times International. Heiko Wolf, Head of the PSI Metals FutureLab, presented "Integrated Production Management and Quality in the Age of Industry 4.0".

Through a series of webcasts, Steel Times International offers access to some of the best minds in the business. Global steelmakers and thought leaders are coming together to discuss all aspects of steel production. | All STI webcasts

STI Webcast about COVID-19, Climate Policy and Steelmaking

2019: The PSIbus stops at voestalpine

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.

Werner Klein from PSI at voestalpine in Linz
Talking to our customers from voestalpine Donawitz

2019: The PSIbus stops at AMAG

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.

The PSIbus at the AMAG plant entrance

2019: The PSIbus stops at Vallourec

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.

The PSIbus in front of the Vallourec plant
Artificial intelligence to experience

2019: METEC fair - the PSIbus departs

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.

At METEC 2019 we successfully introduced the new PSImetals Service Platform. | Blog Article "No Fear of Changing the Running System"

2017: Industry 4.0 conference - the first one for steel producers

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

2015: PSImetals FutureLab - shaping the future

In order to support the business processes of our customers with state-of-the-art technology, we continuously work on the further development of our software platform and add useful innovations.

Shaping the future of metals industry and realizing intelligent production. | PSImetals FutureLab

2009: PSI Java Framework - one platform for all

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 »

2005: Courage to the niche - expertise grows

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

1969: Steel digital - from the very beginning

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

On the road to the future. Together.

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