The company Treelogic directs a European research project called PROTEUS, which belongs to Program H2020 in the field of data analysis, with a budget of more than 3 million euros and in collaboration with ArcelorMittal.
WHAT PROBLEMS ARE YOU LOOKING TO SOLVE OR IMPROVE?
The reduction of faults in the manufacture of steel products by development of a computerized tool able to predict with some probability what will occur in the industrial production process. This system could lead to significant cost savings by enabling the prevention of errors.
WHICH OF THE 4.0 TECHNOLOGIES ADDRESSES THE PROBLEM?
Using Big Data Analytics, combined with strategies from Data Science, it is possible to analyze, in real time, an elevated volume of data from sensors installed in the production line and to combine these with other data stored previously from the same line, in order to detect statistical correlations.
The conclusions drawn from this joint analysis of information can predict what will occur with some probability and thus influence decisions with an elevated economic significance, such as stopping the manufacture of a steel sheet before the resulting material fails to meet the required quality conditions and hence cannot be marketed.
The PROTEUS project utilizes the Big Data platform Apache Flink, created in Europe, which constitutes a strategic move to reduce Europe’s dependence on technology from the USA, thus contributing to the development of the European Big Data industry.