Since the end of the 1980s we are developing and implementing – at that time as one of the first companies – PC-based systems for optimization of thermal-metallurgical plants and are one of the leading companies in this sector by today. Last but not least owing to its’ horizontal and vertical integration into the existing automation structure of the plants and the close networking with the systems involved in the process, even today our systems contribute significantly to achieve the objectives of Industrie 4.0.
We divide into online process control systems observing and influencing the process by direct connection to the plant, and offline models which calculate and simulate thermal-metallurgical processes without direct process connection.
Over the years a large number of thermal-metallurgical plants in steel and nonferrous metals industry worldwide have been equipped with GIWEP process control systems – from reheating furnaces, heat treatment furnaces and melting furnaces up to cooling plants. The end products which are produced in these plants are profiles, semi-finished products, seamless tubes, plate, steel bars, wires, hot strip, cold strip and others.
By implementation of our systems, energy and ressource efficiency, product quality, plant throughput and process documentation will - amongst others - be improved.
Each of our process control systems will be designed according to the individual requirements of plant, the products to be processed as well as to the requests of our customers.