MSI is an Automation, Industrial Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering SME company (118 employees) that develops, implements and maintains integral solutions based on Control, Information and Communication technologies to increase efficiency of operation and its clients competitiveness. MSI offers solutions to several industries as metal transformation, iron and steel industry, water, paper, air, etc. MSI identifies the needs and problems of industry, shares our customer’s technological concerns and puts forward competitive solutions. All this enables us to have such a close relationship with our customers. MSI main products are (i) Automation, Control and Industrial Informatics solutions, (ii) Management Execution Systems (MES) to manage production activities of industrial plants and (iii) Systems concerning energy efficiency: existing processes improvement, new processes development, with a constant cycle timing or cost reduction in all the projects.
Relevant Expertise for the project:
In its more than 20 years of existence, MSI has acquired a broad experience in data acquisition and industrial IT projects due to the L1 and L2 automation projects in a national and international environment. Projects vary from data capturing for energy consumption analysis, L2 process control projects for flat steel processing lines (inspection lines, cutting lines,….). In these years, MSI has been realising projects integrating typical tools like IBA-PDA and QDR (IBA-ag), Simatic IT (SIEMENS), RSLinx-FTTM, FT Historian,… (Rockwell), Oracle database (Oracle).
Role in the project:
MSI will act as an integrator in the two demo sites, guaranteeing the reliability of the data acquisition and storage in the target data container . Since the complete data acquisition will be heterogenous in speed (some parameters in milliseconds, others in seconds, minutes…) , medium (ethernet, electrical,…) and protocol (OPC, TCP/IP). An industrial architecture will be set up to obtain a reliable data acquisition with redundancy of data and transparency for the higher level treatment software layer. Additionally MSI will be in charge of the first visualisation of the obtained data with time series, histograms,….to start and improve asset management based on detailed data.