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Thursday 23rd May 09:45 - 10:00

Through-Process Optimisation (TPO), an integrated Solution for Aluminium Production with Best Quality and Highest Productivity at Lowest Cost

The progress of digitalization in many industries is creating new opportunities for the improvement of overall efficiency and quality in aluminium production. At the same time, end-customers are demanding aluminium products at higher quality levels. They look for tailor-made aluminium-grade solutions, short development times for new grades, and the manufacturer’s ability to swiftly respond to quality deviations that have resulted in rejections. The number of customers requesting zero-defect products is constantly growing. As a consequence of this trend, aluminium producers need to target even higher quality levels, increased process stability, greater process flexibility, and high production efficiency, in order to be successful at manufacturing challenging products for demanding customers.

This means that aluminium producers need to become even more capable and to use a system that ensures accurate and stable control of all process parameters. Producers require quick and complete access to quality- and process-relevant data, a deep understanding of how a change in process parameters will affect the properties of their products, and the know-how to develop products quickly and successfully. To meet these requirements, Primetals Technologies has developed and introduced the Through-Process Optimization (TPO) solution, which targets the smart, digital interconnection of various process units and the accumulation of know-how along the entire aluminium-production chain.

Speaker: Wolfgang Oberaigner, Head of Through-Process Quality Control at Primetals Technologies

Through-Process Optimisation (TPO), an integrated Solution for Aluminium Production

Wolfgang Oberaigner is heading the Through-Process Quality Control (TPQC) team at Primetals Technologies and is responsible for product development, project execution and sales for TPQC systems. Starting as a software developer for caster level 2 systems he continued to work as a project and commissioning engineer and later as a project manager for level 2 projects. In 2004 he took over the caster level 2 team for which he has been responsible for more than a decade.

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