11/03/2023 | News release | Distributed by Public on 11/03/2023 04:27
On October 18, voestalpine BÖHLER Edelstahl started up operation of the new special steel plant in Kapfenberg. It is indeed a special plant.
What is so special about voestalpine BÖHLER Edelstahl's new special steel plant is that it is the first new steel plant to be built in Europe in 40 years. It sets new standards in special steel production with its highly digitalized technology and optimized environmental protection measures.
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The new special steel plant plant of voestalpine BÖHLER Edelstahl.
Highly digitalized process technology ensures the particular characteristics of voestalpine special steels. At the heart of the plant is a state-of-the-art process control system (PCS) which monitors crucial planning parameters such as equipment condition, product quality, and energy consumption throughout the entire process chain. The PCS allows employees to access all the plant equipment from the central control station.
Our new special steel plant is equipped with state-of-the-art technology: efficient and fully digitalized production lines and highly automated processes. This technology saves us 20 to 30% on consumables in production. These savings encompass all raw materials and energy sources needed in the plant.
Irrespective of the processors, storage, and measuring cells-digitalization is only possible because of our employees. Digital technologies are a key subject in the training programs run at the in-house training center in Kapfenberg. Only by continuously deepening and expanding our employees' know-how can we uphold our status as the most advanced special steel plant in the world.
voestalpine BÖHLER Edelstahl's new special steel plant is also a global leader in environmental protection. It uses the latest technologies to protect the environment and reduce emissions.
There are many factors that make the new special steel plant the most advanced of its kind in the world. Last but not least, it ensures the high quality of the process chain. Steel production, processing, rolling mill, forge, heat treatment, and finishing all ensure outstanding quality and processing reliability-for our customers all around the world.