Digitalization of a Foundry’s Melt Shop

With the help of an integrated Level 2 and 3 software solution, process know-how was standardized and optimized, material supply security was ensured and resource efficiency was increased.

  • Business Unit

    Software and Hardware

    We digitize where it gets too hot for others: software by metallurgists for metallurgists. The starting point for our various solutions is our software framework qontrol. Due to its modular and microservices-based architecture, qontrol can be easily and quickly adapted to specific customer requirements.

  • Client

    voestalpine Gießerei Traisen Gmbh & Co KG

  • Country



About the Customer


As an international player in the foundry industry, voestalpine Foundry Group, with its sites in Linz, Traisen (Lower Austria) and the joint venture in China, has made a name for itself worldwide. With a broad portfolio of steel castings, including nickel-based alloys, it offers customized solutions in areas ranging from energy production, such as hydro, offshore/wind or oil & gas, to machinery and railroad systems. By using state-of-the-art technologies and increasingly focusing on climate-friendly production processes, voestalpine Foundry Group is the first choice for cast products of the highest quality, in a weight range from a few kilograms to 200 tons.

Project Goal

The goal of the project was to integrate a software solution that closes the gap between the plant automation (level 1) and the ERP system (level 4) in order to

  • track,
  • control and
  • optimize
the entire value chain in the melt shop. All relevant data from different sources has been integrated to provide a holistic view of the processes within the entire operation.