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The rising demand for flexible and efficient production processes results in a growing need for integrated electrics and automation solutions during the whole lifetime of metallurgical plants.

Primetals Technologies is the leading supplier of electrics and automation products, solutions and services for the metals industry. The objective is to help our customers optimize availability, profitability and product quality. The Electrical and Automation portfolio spans from basic process automation, power solutions and drives systems to technological process modelling and production planning. In addition we provide modernization packages and Lifecycle Services along the entire production chain. With our global EA setup we realize local support and long term-partnership with our customers to offer specific solutions & services based on our know-how and their individual requirements.

Plant Process Automation

Plant Process Automation

Modern and powerful process control and optimization systems ensure a safe and user-friendly plant operation. This comprehensive spectrum of solutions developed by Primetals Technologies is marketed under the name pure.automation.

We offer a comprehensive spectrum of cost-effective automation applications for all production units in the iron and steelmaking industry from one single source. This includes powerful process control, stable process optimization systems and solutions for quality-assured production. As repeatedly demonstrated, our solutions can significantly improve the performance of production and the quality of your products and enable the production of new steelgrades (e.g. for the automotive industry). Consistent operator guidance and process information across all metallurgical units permit the steady control of production. This leads to plant-wide standardization for maximized plant performance, availability and flexibility. Process tracking functions provide sufficient documentation of iron and steel production as well as the extensive acquisition of quality related data.

Energy supply and power quality

Energy supply and power quality

Top-class power solutions for every power requirement: We offer reliable solutions for substations and distribution systems – tailored to your technological process needs and utility supply requirements.

Adequate power supply is a fundamental requirement for all works in the metal industries. The planning phase of power distribution during these processes needs to be guided first and foremost by process knowledge. This circumstance, combined with know-how on energy distribution and utility needs is the basic prerequisite for success – after all, safety, reliability and cost-effectiveness of the plant largely depend on its power supply. Using our extensive know-how in the fields of high, medium, and low-voltage stations (all the way to complete turnkey solutions), combined with our knowledge about the specific needs of your technological process, we create a solid basis for smooth production processes. By providing safe energy supply throughout the plant, we insure greater operational safety for lower-cost energy and process automation, as well as solid emergency power strategies to reduce the risk to your plant.

Motors and Drives

Motors and Drives

As the industry leader in metal technologies with decades of experience, we offer innovative drive systems customized to meet the needs of your plant.

Steel plants and especially rolling mills depend mainly on uninterruptible processes and on the quality of the steel rolled. As a result, drive technology plays an essential role. The drives which we deliver can be integrated seamlessly into higher-level automation systems. Because of their extreme high dynamics and static accuracies, speed and torque standards are strictly adhered to. We are able to deliver the complete drive system: Motors and converter – matched exactly to each other. We rely on premium suppliers for drive systems, which provide highly flexible drive solutions and scalable power demands, required by modern drive systems. Standard functions like, drive control, operator control, diagnostics, communication with higher automation levels are included.

Modernization Packages

Modernization Packages

Modernization solutions specially tailored to the needs of our customers improve plant competitiveness, broaden the product mix, keep operational costs down, and lower maintenance expenditures.

As the original supplier of many electrics and automation systems in the metals industry, we have developed modernization packages and upgrade solutions as a cost-effective method for improving system performance and maintaining asset value. As a result, the working life of your plant can be extended with improvements in maintainability and performance. Because of the modular design it is possible to install such packages as stand-alone versions or embedded into existing environments. Primetals Technologies modernization packages are designed to get you a state-of-the-art system without the need to replace the entire plant equipment. Another advantage: availability and performance improvements can be achieved at low investment costs.

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