Achieving an impressive standard production capacity of approximately 114 million tonnes of crude steel, with the aid of 210,000 dedicated employees spread across 60 countries, ArcelorMittal is the world's leading steel and mining company.
On a yearly basis, ArcelorMittal Gent ships around 5 million tons of flat carbon steel to its automotive and industrial customers. The plant employs more than 4,600 people, making it one of the largest private employers in Flanders (Belgium).
For many years now, Black Box is a partner for technological solutions in and around the production processes in different departments in Belgian's national steel plants.
On site, used machinery ranged from gantry cranes to other complex types of machinery. The Data connections used are extremely important since they enable operators to have the information they need in the production process, or gather information and route it to nearby applications such as warehouse management and video images.
The continuous investments in new technology led to a bottleneck situation in the classic wireless environment. Especially mobile installations that had a need to obtain more bandwidth to handle data to support new developments.