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thyssenkrupp – Migration Visualization RAW4

Location: Dortmund, Germany

System/Technology: Win CC with Step 7, MS SQL, SAP

Services: Commissioning, Project management, As-built status and data recording, Basic-engineering and pre-engineering, Detail engineering

Industry Branch/Type of Plant: Large Plants

Client: thyssenkrupp rothe erde Germany GmbH

Project description

thyssenkrupp rothe erde Germany GmbH, the end customer of INP Germany, operates a ring rolling mill for the production of rings made out of steel, aluminum, copper or stainless steels. The rings are manufactured in the requested sizes and materials in the radial-axial roller bearings (RAWs). In the next production step, the steel rings produced in the rolling mill are subjected to heating and cooling treatment in the tempering plant consisting of annealing furnaces and cooling water tanks to increase durability and quality and to achieve the desired hardness

Scope of work

INP Deutschland GmbH was commissioned to upgrade the existing visualization system with the associated RAW 4 production databases to the latest version and to establish the connection to the plant-wide SAP system for data exchange for the higher-level production management.

An upgrade from WinCC V6.2 to V7.1 and V7.3 as well as later to V7.5 was performed for the existing WinCC system of RAW line 4. Particularly noteworthy was the requirement for a plant-wide standardized operating, authorization, and visualization concept for the operator, taking into account an ergonomic design for the plant drivers (not a pure migration solution).

Likewise, the existing MSSQL databases had to be updated to the latest version, the WinCC tags had to be linked to the plant SAP system, and the data of an existing marking machine had to be integrated into WinCC for further processing.

Together with the plant, a model for (partially) automated parts tracking within the production line was developed and implemented via WinCC.

INP services

  • Creation of specification sheet including software and license order documents for the operator
  • Basic engineering uniform operating, authorization, and monitoring concept
  • Migration from WinCC V6.2 to V7.1 and V7.3 as well as later to V7.5
  • Migration of MSSQL databases including adaptations of the interface structure to the SAP system
  • Adaptation of the migrated visualization system for plant-wide standardization
  • Engineering of an automated parts tracking system
  • Integration of an ergonomic design
  • System startup of WinCC with connection to the S7 controllers
  • Commissioning of the plant via the new visualization system
  • Commissioning of the WinCC connection to SAP

Points of contact

Michael Ohmer Leiter Energie- und WärmeVersorgung

Michael Ohmer

Head of Energy and Heat Supply

INP Deutschland GmbH

Werkstraße 5

67354 Römerberg


Tel. +49 6232 6869-0

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