GOTHENBURG, Sweden, Sept. 21, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Viking Analytics, a Swedish provider of advanced analytics solutions for predictive operations, and Bharat Forge Kilsta AB, one of the world’s largest forging suppliers, began collaborating in a data-driven production quality project. In the next months, Viking Analytics will prepare a detailed assessment of the data collected by sensors installed in the oven that heats steel rods used in the production of crankshafts and front axle beams for heavy duty vehicles.
In the plant located in Karlskoga, the forged steel is first heated in an induction oven, whose temperature varies according to different steel grades and products. If a disruption occurs in a later stage of the production line, the oven must be adjusted to keep the metal at a constant temperature. This process is currently performed manually, sometimes causing human-related deviations in the proper temperature level accounts.
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