PSImetals Controls Smart Factory at Aluminum Manufacturer AMAG

Source: AMAG Austria Metall AG

Berlin, August 31, 2023 - PSI Metals has successfully implemented the software solution PSImetals with the modules Production, Logistics and Planning at the Austrian aluminum manufacturer AMAG Austria Metall AG. This enables AMAG to optimally control its aluminum sample production in the new fully automated material testing laboratory called the Smart Factory.

The highly efficient Smart Factory can test up to 500,000 material samples annually by meeting latest Industry 4.0 standards. It is capable of self-organizing and managing units, service-oriented architecture and local intelligence of machines. The implemented PSImetals solution enables dynamic planning and control of production capacities, the adherence to deadlines and an improved exchange of information with the shop floor. The implementation also includes the integration of the Level 2 and Level 4 components.

The use of PSImetals Planning and the Industrial AI-based Qualicision solver technology allows more than 200,000 different planning objects to be processed at once via the short- and long-term planning of complete sample laboratories. Machines can be easily integrated into the overall plant via PSImetals Service Platform by linking it to the self-organized Smart Factory.

Dr. Werner Aumayr, Chief Information Officer at AMAG, says:

"AMAG has built this innovative plant from scratch. It is the first of its kind in aluminum production. PSI Metals has successfully implemented the software solution in line with our digital strategy and thus the right partner for digitalization. We are thus setting new standards in terms of plannability, quality, reproducibility, processing speed and flexibility."

Dr Ramona Tosone, Head of R&D at AMAG Rolling adds:

“This system enables us to run our sample production and tensile testing lab for sheet products 7x24 round the clock without adding more human resources.”

AMAG is a leading premium supplier of high-quality cast and flat-rolled aluminum products for a wide range of industries.

The PSI Group develops software products for optimizing the flow of energy and materials for utilities (energy grids, energy trading, public transport) and industrial companies (metals production, automotive, mechanical engineering, logistics). As an independent software producer, PSI has been a technology leader since 1969 for process control systems that ensure sustainable energy supply, mobility and production by combining AI methods with industrially proven optimization methods. The innovative industry products are sold both directly and via the cloud-based PSI App Store. In fiscal year 2022, PSI generated annual sales of just under 250 million euros with more than 2,200 employees in 17 countries.