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Industry 4.0

Business processes without boundaries

Business processes without boundaries

At one of our hot strip mills we have implemented an Industry 4.0 solution that goes way beyond the boundaries of an individual company. The processes of the supplier, the hot strip mill (manufacturer) and the customers are connected in a digital network.

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In dialogue: Product and production

In dialogue: Producat and production

The Industry 4.0 concept is already being applied in thyssenkrupp's units in Brazil. One example is the automotive components plant opened in 2015 in Poços de Caldas (Minas Gerais State). In this unit, which manufactures camshafts for passenger cars, modern technologies are combined and processes are interconnected across the production chain. In this manner, it is possible to merge the world of physical systems with data networks, constituting the “cyber physical system” - which represents the future of manufacturing processes.

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3D plant design

3D plant design

Thanks to increasing processing power and improved software tools, we can now design entire car production lines, complete with machines, robots and handling equipment, on the computer.

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