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A forging tale of Reshaping the Steel Industry, added value of industrial IoT solutions.

Each year 5.3 million tonnes of steel is produced in Australia, and as a whole, the industry has an annual turnover of $29 billion and contributes $11 billion to Australia’s GDP. So, technology in the heavy steel industry, underscores the importance of embracing innovation, to meet unique challenges head-on. (source: steelfabservices)
Steel Industry
Steel Industry

  • Client: One of the top steel manufacturers in Australia.

  • Technology: LoRaWAN


In the heart of the heavy steel industry, the client found itself grappling with a critical challenge. Their production processes were marred by temperature fluctuations and unpredictable pressure differentials, leading to inconsistencies in product quality and significant energy waste. This dire situation compelled them to seek a solution, and that's where Ellenex came into play.

Ellenex emerged as the beacon of hope for the client. One of its standout attributes was near real-time data monitoring, which allowed it to track every facet of its production process, from raw material intake to final product quality. Additionally, its predictive maintenance capabilities ensured that potential issues were identified and addressed before they could lead to costly breakdowns. Yet, the path to success was not without its hurdles. The Steelworks encountered resistance from their workforce, who were skeptical about the introduction of new technology. Ellenex responded by offering comprehensive training programs, ensuring that the transition to the new system was smooth and seamless. The real differentiator was Ellenex's ability to tailor the solutions to suit their unique production processes, proving their commitment to solving industry-specific challenges.

Steel Industry benefits significantly from implementation of IoT solutions to reduce the energy usage, labour cost and maintenance complexity.
The Steel Industry benefits significantly from the implementation of IoT solutions to reduce energy usage, labor cost, and maintenance complexity.

The core of the solution was a cutting-edge combination of Ellenex PDS2-N: Differential Pressure Sensors-Standard Model and TTS2-N: Industrial Temperature Sensor-Standard Model. These sensors worked in unison to provide Steelworks with precise data and control over their production environment in cranes and furnaces. By maintaining optimal conditions, the client significantly reduced product defects and energy consumption. This not only increased efficiency but also reduced operational costs, adding substantial value to their business. On their journey to success, Steelworks partnered with Ellenex, a collaboration that yielded exceptional results. With the successful collaboration, they achieved a remarkable reduction in energy consumption and a decrease in product defects within the first year. This success story highlights the transformative potential of technology in the heavy steel industry. By addressing these challenges, Ellenex empowered Steelworks not only to overcome adversity but to thrive in a competitive arena. This achievement stands as a testament to the possibilities when innovation meets determination in the heavy steel industry. In conclusion, Steelworks' success story serves as an inspiration to the entire heavy steel industry. It demonstrates how technology can lead to significant improvements in efficiency, quality, and sustainability. As the industry continues to evolve, the adoption of cutting-edge solutions like Ellenex's is key to staying competitive and achieving long-term success. The future of heavy steel production is bright, and it is shaped by those who dare to innovate and embrace transformative solutions.




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