PSI Metals has been awarded by Gerdau Ouro Branco with the implementation of a Manufacturing Execution System (MES) for its melt shop at an integrated plant in Ouro Branco, Minas Gerais in Brazil.
The new MES offers a deep integration with the existing level 1 and level 2 systems of Primetals Technologies based on standard interfaces. The solution uses the production management software PSImetals, which is already installed in the plate mill and hot strip mill lines in
Ouro Branco. To improve the quality of the production processes, the MES offers operators a holistic view of the running production from the melt shop to the plate and hot strip mill.
In addition, Gerdau will profit from the seamless material genealogy of the final products to the original heat and an improved quality deviation management. Further benefits are the standardization of Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and control measures and the creation of a digital twin for simulations and analysis as well as the facilitation of schedule execution and an increased reliability of the production management system.