Digitizing LMF Steel Production

By |2020-09-15T15:04:59-04:00September 15, 2020||

NGen ArcelorMittal

ProSensus is pleased to announce our involvement in a new and emerging technology grant awarded by Next Generation Manufacturing Canada (NGen) to ArcelorMittal Dofasco. NGen awarded a total of 9 projects in July 2020, worth a collective $28.8 million (including investment by others).

ProSensus will participate in advancements to ArcelorMittal Dofasco’s secondary ladle metallurgy facility (LMF).

ArcelorMittal Dofasco has identified the opportunity to use “…digital technologies to improve its production process, minimizing manual intervention, reducing process variation, and improving final metal properties. The project will transform a heavy industrial asset with the best in advanced sensor development, video machine learning, and cognitive and cloud computing.”

The project will “…aim to create a hands-free production system, improve safety, quality and productivity, and prove that technologies in a challenging industrial setting can be applied across Canadian manufacturing.”

NGen media release, July 2020

Project Partners

Numerous organizations are involved in this project, including:

  • ArcelorMittal Dofasco
  • IBM Canada Ltd.
  • Tenova Goodfellow Inc.
  • i-5O Canada
  • Mohawk College
  • McMaster University
  • University of Toronto
  • University of Windsor
  • Western University
  • National Research Council
  • Natural Resources Canada
  • Haltech Regional Innovation Centre
  • Mitacs
  • Institute for Border Logistics and Security
  • Prosensus

Read the Media Releases

For further information on this project and the other 8 NGen projects, please refer to the following media releases:

About the Author: Kristin Wallace

Kristin Wallace, MASc
Project / Sales Engineer
Kristin has a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical Engineering and a Master’s Degree in Applied Science (optimization focus) from McMaster University. She has worked on projects in rapid product development and troubleshooting and plays a key role in writing technical proposals. Prior to working at ProSensus, she spent 5 years working at Hatch designing and troubleshooting non-ferrous electric arc furnaces.