On October 24th 2017, D4I organized a workshop on Industry 4.0 / Analytics in industrial applications to showcase a series of concrete engagements where companies have been geeting value from business analytics / data analytics, generating new service opportunities and cost take-out, improving quality etc.
LIST’s Business Analytics Research Unit, led by Prof Dr Jorge Sanz, is conducting applied research work with local and international industry partners to create value from business analytics.
Four projects have been presented in case studies during this workshop. Representatives from ArcelorMittal, Paul Wurth, Tetra Pak and Goodyear have given presentations on the following topics:
- Surface defect prediction through data analysis – a challenge
Dr P. Cézard; ArcelorMittal
Hot rolled structural beams are required to comply with a number of standards. These include tolerances on the frequency and severity of surface defects. These defects are detected at an inspection step at the end of the production process. A large number of data are collected for every individual beam during the production process. The challenge of the project is to find a set of process parameters that guarantee compliance with the standard.
- Our way to the fully-automated blast furnace operation using data analytics
Mr. F. Hansen, Paul-Wurth
Blast furnaces have a high level of instrumentation and deliver around 3000 to 5000 measuring points every minute. Nevertheless, there are no process models that can reliably predict main process values like hot metal temperatures several hours in advance. Paul-Wurth, together with LIST, is developing a hot metal temperature prediction model using technologies like data analytics to enable better process control, more stable iron quality while saving energy costs at the same time.
- Smart Factory development strategy at Tetra Pak converting plants
Mr. Dmitry Smolin; Tetra Pak
The presentation will focus on how we build digitalisation strategy in our packaging material converting factories at the very early development phase and which elements we need to put in place to enable digital transformation in order to enhance quality and manufacturing processes building on and continuing our WCM journey.
- Proactive Solutions, a new model in truck tire business
Mr. Michel Rzonzef; Goodyear
Presentations are available here