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The concept of a factory-wide and quality-related production monitoring system has been studied and three different possible solutions have been investigated, designed, implemented and evaluated. Three software systems have been realised and implemented: - the advanced state SPC system by Arcelor España (ASSPC), - the Data Monitoring system by BFI implemented at Arcelor Eisenhuttenstadt (DATAMON), and - the operating practice system by CSM implemented at TKAST (OP). In Arcelor España, the project has been applied to monitor a tinplate line. The objective is to provide different views of the line state and its influence on product quality - according to users' needs - production, quality and maintenance staff. The system at Arcelor Eisenhuttenstadt encompasses the production stages from the steel-making plant to the finishing lines. DATAMON will improve data monitoring activities qualitatively and increase them quantitatively. As a result of simple handling, the day-today work efficiency of engineering staff will increase. Those in charge of the process will obtain support, allowing a greater focus on avoiding process deviations and increasing product quality. CSM has focused on the annealing and pickling line for stainless steel black coil. Connection to the automation level makes it possible to check the status of application of operative practices during the process. Because of this work, staff responsible for quality control add more information to flow material process knowledge. This allows for immediate identification of possible causes of quality defects when process parameter limits are not applied.

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Authors: PLÜM H-D, Betriebsforschungsinstitut (BFI), Düsseldorf (DE);TORRE V, Arcelor España S.A., Aviles (ES);PIANCALDINI R, Centro Sviluppo Materiali (CSM), Roma (IT);KOSCHACK U, Arcelor Eisenhüttenstadt GmbH, Eisenhüttenstadt (DE);GOLLHARDT R, Forschungs- und Qualitätszentrum Brandenburg GmbH (FQZ), Eisenhüttenstadt (DE)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 22992 EN (2008), 91 pp. Euro: 15
Availability: Katalogue Number: KI-NA-22992-EN-S The paper version can be ordered online and the PDF version downloaded at:
ISBN: ISBN: 978-92-79-07401-1
Record Number: 201010018 / Last updated on: 2010-01-07
Original language: en
Available languages: en