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IT-Security: Take action to protect your plants

11. June 2018
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Industrial Security is about securing information technology in industrial plants, including their machines and systems. Not only the IT security of the company network is important, but the security of interconnected plants and production chains. They are part of flexible value-added networks, that, as part of the digital transformation, are increasingly used to produce ever-changing […]

Top 10 Pain Points of the Industry – Knowledge management

8. June 2018
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10. Knowledge Management In the increasingly networked and flexible value chains, important information have to be available to everyone in an easy and fast way. But how can you find existing knowledge, manage it in a smart way and make it generally available? Knowledge transfer only succeeds through interaction. That is why companies have to […]

News: EU Steel price steady in May 2018

28. May 2018
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In Germany, the manufacturing sector was able to increase production and the order situation at the rolling mills is positive. The situation is unchanged in neighboring France. The demand from the construction and automotive industries is healthy. According to MEPS, one reason for the lack of growth were many holidays in May. Read the full […]

MVP (Minimal Viable Product) – what is that?

24. May 2018
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The origin of the term Minimal Viable Products lies in the Silicon Valley. Is an idea promising? Can it work? Such questions can be answered quickly by using and MVP and without great expense or time. The goal is not to develop an all-embracing product, but rather to validate ideas and create the ability to […]

mySMS group – the platform for digital transformation in the metal industry

14. May 2018

The mySMS group platform is the place where users and suppliers of digital solutions from the industry meet. Thanks to our own applications and the products of our partners, we continue growing and want to help you with your digital transformation. Marc Pudelski explains how our platform can support your business.

News: Germany is not yet ready for Industry 4.0

9. May 2018
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The Automation Readiness Index 2018 The Economist Intelligence Unit study compares countries around the world and shows how far they have advanced in terms of automation. The digital transformation brings new technologies such as robotics and artificial intelligence (AI) with it, enhancing the question of future challenges and opportunities. Experts from business and universities evaluate […]

Digital twin – what is that?

7. May 2018
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The term digital twin refers to a virtual, computer-based model of a product, process or service. In this way, the real and the virtual world are connected by sending the sensor data of the material object to the digital twin. This virtual image of a machine or plant thus enables the analysis of large amounts […]

Smart Alarm: CEO Maximilian Wagner explains the benefits

2. May 2018

Would you like to get an idea of the success of your maintenance measures, to learn more about your collected alarm data and to keep the knowledge of your employees in your company? We explain how you can achieve this with Smart Alarm.

SMS digital at the AISTech 2018

27. April 2018
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This year, the world’s largest iron and steel technology conference and exposition (AISTech), on 7 – 10 May, is expecting more than 7,000 visitors and hosting over 500 exhibitors. At this steel industry event in Philadelphia, USA, experts meet to discuss new technologies to increase the productivity of steel plants. In addition, the AISTech offers […]

News: Digital Transformation in Germany

24. April 2018
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In Terms of Industry 4.0, Germany Has to Catch up According to the PwC Strategy & “Global Digital Operations 2018 Survey”, digital or digitally enhanced products in the manufacturing sector will make up an average of 22% of the turnover in German companies by 2023. To do this, Germany needs to build its own culture […]

Software as a service in the cloud

23. April 2018
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Cloud computing is an important part of digital transformation. This includes the outsourcing of IT resources to a professional service provider – also called cloud provider.  The customer then accesses the corresponding IT-systems of the service provider via a web-based application. Basically, there are three different types of areas in which the companies can outsource […]

SMS digital at “Tube and wire 2018” – it’s worth a visit

16. April 2018
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From April, 14th until April, 20th, more than 2.600 exhibitors present their new products at the international trade fair for the cable, wire and tube industry in Düsseldorf. SMS digital is also represented at a joint booth (hall 7a, booth B04 / B05) with SMS group and is presenting its software solutions for the digital transformation […]

Industrial Internet of Things – what is that?

9. April 2018
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The Internet of Things (IoT) takes aim at connecting physical and virtual objects. Intelligent machines support people in their work processes. The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), on the other hand, focuses on industrial processes such as the improvement of operational efficiency, faster process flows and cost reductions, for example in manufacturing. When used correctly, the […]

How to face digitization? – 10 practical tips

29. March 2018
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  The digital transformation presents us with major challenges, not only in our everyday life but especially in the business environment. We are right in the middle of the fourth industrial revolution and digitization is e.g. completely changing the production processes. Therefore, we would like to give you some useful tips so that you are well […]

CADUNITY: First Test Users

16. February 2018
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CADUNITY the new marketplace for buying and selling high quality ECAD article data. The novel concept helps users of the marketplace to digitize their ECAD value added chain by getting standardized and quality-approved article data, that are ready to use. As of today, selected test users can put the first functionalities of the marketplace to […]

Genius CM – the early warning system moves into the cloud

26. January 2018
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The web application Genius CM, that by a constant monitoring of a plant, detects critical situations and reduces unplanned downtimes, has been moved to the cloud at the first customer. From now on the customer can use Genius CM on mySMS group. This results in many benefits compared to a local installation: the data is […]

Artificial Intelligence – SMS digital presents a new product PreQ

13. October 2017
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At the „Diskussionstag Strangpressen“ on 21st September 2017, Marc Pudelski, product manager at SMS digital, and Nora Rühmann, COO at SMS digital, presented the first prototype of the new application preQ. The vivid presentation of the digital application and its innovative way of development, was very well received. In the first proof of concept preQ […]

Predictive Maintenance

25. April 2017

Hugh potential lies within collected data of plants and machines to reduce downtimes.

Industrial Security

25. April 2017

Connected factories need a holistic IT security concept to be well protected.

First MVP of Smart Alarm went live

11. April 2017
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On Friday, April 4th around noon, the time had finally come: The first alarm messages of a peeling machine have been visualized in real time with Smart Alarm. The project team was quite excited when the system went live after a more than one year long development time. Apart from the mere software development they […]

“Machine Diary” in validation phase

5. April 2017
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Based on customer interviews we designed a click dummy for our new product idea “Machine Diary”. The click dummy will now make it easier to visualize the added value in customer meetings. The click dummy can now be tested on the mySMS group platform. We are looking forward to your feedback!

Digital Business Models

17. March 2017

The Internet of Things leads to different new types of digital business models.

First Data Challenge successfully finished

14. February 2017
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The Data Challenge has been a great success. We got throughout positive responds about our data and the chance to work with real steel plant data. Our jury invited our winner Florian from Berlin and our runner-up Thanish from India to the award session followed by a steel plant tour in Duisburg. We are looking […]

First customers on the mySMS group platform

10. January 2017
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We are happy to announce that the first two customers are now using the mySMS group platform. Since December last year Dillinger Hütte is making use of Spare Parts. Exiros, the purchasing company for SMS group’s customer Tenaris, is applying the Order Platform for the order transaction of PQSC plugs. In addition to the demo […]

Successful Kick-off of mySMS group

4. December 2016
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On October 10th, 2016 the mySMS group platform went online. As a first step we sent an e-mail to colleagues, who have already worked with us in the ideation phase and taken part in workshops, inviting them to register on the platform. We are happy to announce that over 80 colleagues have registered on the […]

First Open Data Challenge of SMS digital

28. November 2016
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The Data Challenge that started on October 13th is in full swing and has attracted wide interest. The task of the challenge is to analyze the data of a continuous slab caster by applying state-of-the-art data mining and analytics methods, with the goal of improving the prediction of longitudinal cracks and defects of slabs in […]

Smart Services: Case Competition 2016 finished

24. November 2016
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As part of the lecture „Service Design & Engineering“ students of the RWTH University Aachen have presented their ideas on Smart Services in July. The task of the Case Competition 2016 was to analyze the numerous and different kinds of data of a steel plant and to develop a business model for innovative, value adding services, […]

Changes in the Privacy Policy

24. November 2016
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Data protection and transparency are very important to us, therefore we want to point out that we have made changes to our privacy policy. These are the most important changes: •       The information about the storage of server log data and about the usage and storage duration of cookies have been complemented and specified. • […]

Order Platform Click Dummy Available Now

5. November 2016
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After the evaluation of the interviews with customers and colleagues and on the basis of the first scribbles we have now created a click dummy for the Order Platform. We will use it for customer presentations in order to better visualize the added value. The click dummy is now available on the mySMSgroup platform.