Thyssenkrupp to offer digital networking services

Thyssenkrupp plans to make digital networking on its toii platform available to other industrial companies in the future.

In 2017, thyssenkrupp Materials Services began to digitally connect its machinery network, using their self-developed Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) platform toii, as Kallanish reported then.

“From the beginning, we built toii not as a project, but as a product,” says Axel Berger, head of digital transformation at tk Materials Services.

More than 30 thyssenkrupp locations are now working with toii – including companies from Materials Services, Components Technology and Steel Europe. Nearly 300 machines have been integrated into the system, including numerous slitting and cut-to-length lines, slitting lines for steel slabs, packaging lines, band saws, measuring systems and high-bay warehouses. For example, a single plant in the production of slit strip and sheet can expect an increase in annual production of up to 10,000 tonnes, according to the company. 

Although Materials Services developed toii especially for its own requirements, the platform can be easily integrated into the processes of other companies.

“Now that we have brought digital change to our facilities, the next step is to offer toii to our customers and other industrial companies,” says Klaus Keysberg, ceo of tk Materials Services.