A smarter way to make steel
Take control of your process with software that tells your team how to optimize production in real time--even when you're short on raw materials, hurting from supply chain snags, or seeing soaring energy bills.
"We're running a lean process--we have much less room for error than ever before. We need to reduce raw material costs, while delivering the quality customers expect. By combining process knowledge with Fero's ML tool, we not only optimized our alloy usage and saved costs--we also reduced the workload on the process engineers and made huge product capability improvements."
Jena Kreuzer, process engineer, Gerdau
Lock in profits with live insights
Traditional process optimization projects can take months. And they only work under pre-defined circumstances.
Fero's white-box machine learning algorithms instantly analyze current and past production data to discover the most efficient process settings, taking into account any sources of variation. And you don't have to take our word for it--all models automatically quantify uncertainty to give you confidence in your results, even in unseen operating conditions.
Optimize production for efficiency
Process bottlenecks can prevent steel plants from operating at their most efficient. However, these are often ignored in favor of more pressing issues.
Fero helps teams eliminate process bottlenecks, so you can make more steel in a shorter time. With real-time insights, you'll be able to look into your production and eliminate any inefficiencies.
Achieve sustainability without extra effort
Sustainability objectives are more important than ever. However, filling the gap between goals and tangible emissions reduction can be challenging.
Fero's emissions blueprint is especially designed for steel plants to reduce emissions while simultaneously minimizing costs, preventing the usual prohibitive investment of the typical sustainability program. Soft sensors allow you to keep ahead of tightening regulations and monitor NOx, SOx, and CO2 emissions continuously to ensure that you meet corporate sustainability goals.
Predictive alerts save batches from scrap
Scrapping a batch is costly. But sometimes, defects happen.
Or do they? With Fero's live optimization mode, operators are alerted ahead of time when problems will occur. That way, they have enough time to intervene before they happen, preventing the need to scrap a heat.