Metals & Mining

The metals and mining industries face a host of challenges in the global marketplace. To stay competitive, many companies are looking at automation as a way to increase production and reduce operating costs while improving safety. With a long and proven track record of delivering services to heavy industry dating back to the early 1990’s, Applied Control Engineering, Inc. (ACE) is an excellent partner for your next project.

In metals, our experience is in both ferrous and non-ferrous metal production facilities. Projects have ranged from raw material handling and primary processing, to finished product processing, in-plant utilities, environmental systems, and many types of ancillary processes. In mining, ACE has provided control systems for material handling and processing. We also provide services to OEM suppliers for these industries.

ACE has project experience in the broad spectrum of processes and material handling applications that are found in these manufacturing environments, including smelting and blast furnace operations, electric furnaces, continuous casting, reheating and heat treat furnaces, rolling mills, pickling and acid regeneration, anode and cathode production, effluent water and air filtration and treatment, material identification and tracking. ACE has provided these applications for a wide range of customers including:

  • AK Steel
  • Alcoa
  • Allegheny Industries
  • Allomet
  • Brush Wellman
  • Carpenter Technologies
  • Kennametal
  • Mittal Steel
  • Perryman
  • Timken
  • U.S. Steel

ACE’s history as a solution provider is extensive and spans several generations of technology evolution. ACE has successfully implemented DCS, PLC and HMI/SCADA solutions using products from a variety of vendors including: GE Intelligent Platforms, Rockwell/Allen-Bradley, Schneider Electric (Modicon and Citect), Siemens (Moore Products), and Wonderware. ACE has also provided custom database solutions using MS Access, MS SQL, Visual Basic and .NET software tools.