Breisach, February 28, 2022
Following the already implemented project for the introduction of digital equipment management, Carl Spaeter is now also using the solutions of Kaltenbach.Solutions GmbH at the Karlsruhe site to sustainably increase performance in preprocessing. A project team began in February to record the performance of machines on sawing, drilling and blasting lines using the digital measuring device “BoosterBOX”. Based on the precise measurements during operation, optimal decisions for more efficient preprocessing can be derived.
The digitization strategy of the Carl Spaeter Group is being consistently driven forward in numerous projects. Together with Kaltenbach.Solutions, the company implemented, among other things, the introduction of a uniform and fully digital equipment management system for 15 organizational units at 19 locations in the fourth quarter of 2021. In addition to 200 crane systems and over 1,000 other pieces of equipment, the operating resources included also include around 150 machines in pre processing. The next step will be to significantly improve performance in preprocessing with the help of Industrie 4.0 digital tools. Through stable further development of the performance of the sawing, drilling and blasting systems in pre-processing, the aim is to increase pre-processing volumes and shorten delivery times to customers at the Karlsruhe location, among other things. By consistently increasing the efficiency of all processes, Carl Spaeter is working to further consolidate its position as market leader in steel trading in southwestern Germany.
After good experiences in a similar project in Hamburg, Kaltenbach.Solutions was chosen as an implementation partner for other sites as well, including Carl Spaeter Südwest GmbH, Karlsruhe. A project team led by Sebastian Engel (Commercial Manager) and Jahn Senger (Operations Manager) is now using so-called “BoosterBOXes” on the machines in the preprocessing department for eight weeks. In five workshops, the measured data is analyzed and suitable options for action are developed. On this objective basis, suitable decisions can be made to achieve an increase in machine performance of at least 30%.
The project team at Carl Spaeter in Karlsruhe: far right Sebastian Engel (Commercial Manager), third from right Jahn Senger (Operations Manager), second from left Valentin Kaltenbach (Kaltenbach.Solutions)
KALTENBACH.SOLUTIONS GmbH strives for long-term cooperation with companies in the steel processing industry. It has set itself the goal of becoming a preferred partner – to the benefit of both sides. As a full-service provider with decades of experience in the steel industry, it develops innovative web- and AI-based industry solutions to improve performance in operations. Thanks to its expertise in mechanical engineering, KALTENBACH.SOLUTIONS has succeeded in linking the world of steel with the digital world. This unique link guarantees customers their measurable success and creates sustainable added value.
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