thyssenkrupp markets IoT tool to processors

The Internet-of-Things (IoT) platform “toii,” developed by thyssenkrupp Materials Services, has been adopted by two of its downstream customers, Kallanish hears from the distribution group.

Processing company Steel Service Krefeld is introducing toii.Lights to digitally network analogue machines and collect data for further processing. This means that the production status of all machines can be viewed at any time and operating and maintenance times can be optimised, tk Materials explains. Steel Service Krefeld sells machines, tool steel and metal powder for additive manufacturing.

The other company, GGK, relies on the tool for the production of plastic cable routing systems. The company produces over 3,000 different products at its Greifenstein site in Hesse, Germany, which are sold in 28 countries.

“We are delighted that toii is being used by two new external customers with very different requirements,” says Sebastian Lang, managing director of thyssenkrupp Materials IoT. “It is both an enabler of digital transformation in classic machinery and a scalable complete solution for networking the value chain in the digital factory.”

tk Materials IoT GmbH was founded in September 2019 as a spin-off from tk Materials Services. As part of the strategic further development of “Materials as a Service” the materials distributor and service provider keeps expanding its supply chain service business. This includes the development of innovative, data-driven business models.

Christian Koehl Germany