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Innovation Power

“If you want to shape the future, you must have the right ideas today”

What can we do to increase our customer’s value? Which developments and technologies will set a trend? What will the metals industry look like in the future?

At Primetals Technologies questions like these are constantly asked during the technology and innovation process to maintain our position as a leading lifecycle partner for the metals industry. Within today’s global business scenario, innovations can no longer focus only on the technological merits of an invention, but must also consider the aspects of organization and processes as well as the market situation. Innovation is born in the market, but success can only be reached when enhancement in value is achieved. Primetals Technologies preserves its position as trendsetter in defined innovation focus areas all over the lifecycle of the metals value chain. Primetals Technologies secures sustainable business success by providing distinctive value-addition to customers of metals. The innovation portfolio provides unique answers to customer’s challenges regarding raw material availability and quality, environmental pressure, price competition caused by overcapacity and flexibility regarding rapid change of steel grades. To drive and accelerate the research and innovation process more than 300 researchers and technologists innovate in the US, Europe and Japan. We foster a global network of scientific and industrial partnerships with leading universities, research institutes and steel producers. Over 6000 patents secure our freedom to operate and a large number of key-experts safeguard our know-how.

In-house Test Facilities

In-house Test Facilities

Proven Expertise.

We build on reliable quality. Therefore, Primetals Technologies uses in-house test facilities for all steelmaking processes – including smelting, hot and cold rolling, as well as surface treatment. Our test system is able to meet a broad spectrum of needs and guarantees best quality at all times.

Mechatronic solutions

Mechatronic solutions

Mechatronics is an interdisciplinary area of engineering combining mechanical and electrical engineering with computer science. Our mechatronic solutions are the next step in the evolution of intelligent systems for the iron and steel industry. The advanced technological packages open up new possibilities for the optimization of the information and process flow. Experience product and process precision at a new level. Take the next step towards ultimate efficiency.

Based on protected know-how, experience in mechatronics and its individual disciplines and in steel plant engineering, we have developed modular mechatronic packages which are perfectly customized to meet specific market requirements and ensure a faster return of investment. Our mechatronic portfolio comprises measurement systems, technology packages, plant condition monitoring systems, robotics and metals production simulators which can all be easily integrated into existing or new plants. As a full-service partner throughout the entire metal production value chain, we help our customers to constantly improve – by providing them with innovative services for the upgrading and adjusting of existing production lines that results in measurable benefits. Efficiency, reliability and safety: Be prepared for the steadily rising market demands – with mechatronic solutions of Primetals Technologies.

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