Artificial Intelligence is Being Applied to the Steel Manufacturing Industry

It can help improve efficiency, accuracy, and reduce costs.

A New Era of Steel Production

Steel manufacturing is one of the key industries in the development of the modern economy. For many years, steel production has been manual, labor-intensive industry. The emergence of artificial intelligence (AI) has brought about significant changes, offering effective cost control and efficiency gains.

We will explore how AI is being used in steel manufacturing and how it can help improve efficiency and accuracy.

Steel Coil Surface Defect Detection

In the past, automated optical inspection (AOI) was introduced to improve the leakage rate due to the fatigue of manual visual inspection.

However, there are many types of steel roll surface defects. It is difficult for rules-based AOI machine to find out the problem comprehensively. In addition, it often struggle with the problem of overkill/underkill.

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Powerful Combination of Machine Learning and Deep Learning

By applying the image recognition technology of deep learning, it enables AOI to detect surface defects of steel coils more accurately.

Solution: Nilvana Vision Studio + Nilvana Vision Inference Runtime + AIoT Edge

Rebar Counting

On site, each bundle of rebar is counted manually to ensure the correct quantity. However, this process is tedious and labor-intensive, requiring multiple checks to ensure consistent counts.

Deep learning in the field of image analysis can automate rebar counting and reduce the possibility of errors and increase the speed of inventory in the field.

How to do it with Nilvana™
Bringing Deep Learning Image Recognition Technology to the Site

Solution: Nilvana Vision Studio + Nilvana Vision Inference Runtime + AIoT Edge

Blast Furnace AI Monitoring and Tuning

In the past, someone had to be on site to make adjustments based on data and experience during the production process. As the number of skilled blast furnace operators decreases, the skills are gradually lost.

By using machine learning to automatically optimize the operating conditions for the amount of iron ore and other raw materials and the amount of hot air in the furnace, the blast furnace operation is stabilized and the pressure on operators is reduced, resulting nonstop production.

How to do it with Nilvana™?

If you are troubled with the shortage of blast furnace operators, you can learn to simulate process results and adjust parameters in real time with machine learning.

Solution:AI Starter Kit + AIoT Edge

Enabling Artifical Intelligence for Steel Manufacturing with Nilvana™

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