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Refractories 4.0


  • Mr. Reinhold STEINER


The previous three industrial revolutions were all triggered by technical innovations. Currently, Industry 4.0 is a popular term to describe the imminent changes of the industrial landscape, particularly in the iron and steel production and consequently in the refractory industry.The full digitization of industry promises significant efficiency gains. This development has already started to have an impact on the operation of steel plants, when decisions are made based on traceable data. This key note address will present examples of current developments and visions in regards to refractory production, optimization of the supply chain from mining to application in steel plants, and examples of easy accessible decision supporting services.