ANDRITZ has successfully improved performance of the annealing and pickling line for stainless steel strip at Fuxin Special Steel Co., Ltd, Fujian Province, China.
Based on proven software and algorithms developed by ANDRITZ, the operating and process data of the plant were analyzed, and some bottlenecks were identified. After implementation of the necessary changes, the capacity of the line was increased by 15%, with virtually no additional capital investment. This extraordinary improvement once again demonstrates the expertise and know-how of ANDRITZ in optimizing the production performance of plants in the metals industry, based on digital products and software developed by ANDRITZ.
ANDRITZ has combined all of its digitalization activities under the Metris umbrella brand. Metris encompasses innovative IIoT products largely relating to optimization of plants and processes by combining sensors, complex data analysis, and augmented reality. Smart service offerings, such as an online spare part catalogue, as well as research and development work on digital solutions that provide added value to the customer complete with the comprehensive ANDRITZ product offerings in the digitalization sector.
Fuxin Special Steel Co., Ltd. is an integrated stainless steel manufacturer that covers the steel making, casting, hot rolling, as well as hot strip annealing and pickling.