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Prediktor’s Apis Software platform chosen by the Paul Wurth Group for its PW Cloud IOT-platform

Fredrikstad, Norway and Luxembourg, Luxembourg, November 6, 2017
The Paul Wurth Group (Paul Wurth), one of the world leaders in the design and supply of the full-range of technological solutions for the primary stage of integrated steelmaking, has chosen Prediktor’s Apis Software platform as basis for their PW Cloud IOT-platform initiative. The overall objective of the delivery is to provide Paul Wurth with an advanced real-time data management and historian solution based on Apis.
In Paul Wurth’s process of Digital Transformation, one of the first priorities is to establish a central infrastructure capable of collecting and storing data from all Paul Wurth products, enabling the creation of new services for their current and future customers.
The most prominent of these new services will include:

  • • Process support and optimization
  • • Equipment troubleshooting
  • • Predictive analytics for maintenance and process

Investigation and benchmarking of commercial and open source data historian systems was critical in determining a core aspect of the digital infrastructure. This data historian will be responsible for collection and dissemination of a large amount of time series data from equipment, process, and operational events. Prediktor’s APIS platform was selected among multiple competitors for the following reasons:

  • Scalability potential
  • Replication abilities
  • Standards based approach (OPC UA)
  • Price/Performance ratio
  • European origin
  • A solid customer-driven approach

“The Apis Historian and data-management solutions are an excellent fit for companies who want to collect data from the shop floor and bring that data up into the cloud,” says Morten Enholm, Executive Vice President of Software at Prediktor. “Prediktor is delighted that pioneering companies like Paul Wurth sees the value of using Apis as a platform when building their Cloud-based IOT solutions.”
“Being confident that Prediktor APIS is the ideal solution for our industry, we are happy to announce our participation as a certified Value Added Reseller for Prediktor APIS products,” states Fabrice Hansen, Head of digital transformation at Paul Wurth.
For more information about Prediktor and Apis, please visit www.prediktor.no/software/ or e-mail software@prediktor.no.
About Prediktor: Since 1995, Prediktor has delivered real-time Historian and real-time data management solutions, and more recently IOT Gateway solutions, based on the Apis software platform. Companies worldwide rely on Apis for real-time data collection, storage, processing and HMI visualization. Apis is a proven and trusted technology that has been used in 1000+ installations. Most of these are as mission critical applications within Manufacturing industries, Maritime and Oil & Gas.
About Paul Wurth: Headquartered in Luxembourg since its creation in 1870, the engineering company Paul Wurth is a leading technology provider and supplier of complete plants and facilities for the primary stage of integrated steelmaking. With about 1500 employees, Paul Wurth is active worldwide, operating entities and affiliated companies in the main iron and steelmaking regions of the world. For more information about Paul Wurth, please visit www.paulwurth.com