Industry 4.0: Implementation and perspectives of the European iron and steel industry
The concept of Industry 4.0 is discussed as a central approach to strengthen international competitiveness. The digitization of process chains in discrete manufacturing is topic of intense research. However, only few studies explore the implementation and future development of Industry 4.0 in energy intensive process industries like iron and steel production.
In this context, the Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research ISI conducts a study on industry 4.0 in iron and steel industry in the framework of its strategic initial research program.