German steel software solutions firms SST, PSI unite

The provider of artificial intelligence solutions for steel mills Smart Steel Technologies (SST) has entered a partnership with PSI, supplier of production management solutions in the metals industry.

According to SST, three AI-based software solutions will be launched jointly in the areas of product-to-order reallocation, slab and coil classification, as well as to optimise liquid steel quality, and in particular temperature control. This cooperative effort will digitise applications at every stage of the steelmaking process – from the liquid phase to strip finishing, Kallanish hears from the Berlin-based firm.

“Our partnership with PSI Metals was established to maximise efficiency gains and associated cost savings in steel companies. The combination of PSI’s extensive production management know-how and SST’s profound AI expertise lifts evident synergies for everyone involved,” says chief executive Falk-Florian Henrich.

SST has designed AI solutions for the German mills of ArcelorMittal, and only in October announced it had opened an affiliate in the USA.

Christian Koehl Germany