Data quality ensures product quality
In steel mills, communication networks perform an important task for the furnace master, who is responsible for ensuring the quality of the end product: They transmit all the relevant data – like metal composition and weight – to the distributed control system and pass it on from there. To ensure smooth communication, the network components must be able to resist the extreme conditions found in a steel mill, where wired network solutions very quickly reach their limits.
It’s essential to take the unique requirements of a steel mill into consideration when designing and implementing a wireless network. Large-scale equipment, for example, makes it difficult to construct a network with consistently high signal strength. Only once these barriers are overcome will the signals and data from the melting process reach the recipient at perfect quality – and ensure that the steel itself meets the highest standards.
Made for industry
As a partner to industry, we understand your needs for fast, secure, uniform communication. Our experience and expertise with industrial communication help you to continuously improve and maintain your competitiveness – regardless of how complex your tasks may be – and regardless of how demanding the conditions where your applications have to run.
You’ll find the right devices among our products and services: Components that can stand up to elevated temperatures or dusty and corrosive conditions and continue to function error-free.
First choice for industrial applications
The SCALANCE product family comprises network components to ensure reliable operation in every industrial environment. It is completed by a cabling system for rapid, pre-assembled connections on-site, fast redundancy to ensure a high level of availability, and a management system to provide continuous monitoring of the network components. The network components from our RUGGEDCOM portfolio come into play when especially robust solutions are required. They provide absolute reliability under the toughest conditions, withstand extreme temperature ranges, are immune to powerful electromagnetic disruption, and enable ultra-fast network recovery when faults occur. Communications processors are another part of our extensive portfolio. These take the load off the CPU in controlling communications tasks, permit efficient integration into Industrial Ethernet, and assure connections to both automation systems and the IT environment.