The TMS Light Metal expert community has recognized the value of the Fives’ Anode Tracking solution by awarding it the Prize for best publication. Presented at the TMS 2019 conference, this publication was rewarded in the Electrode Technology category and the award was presented to Fives Solios at the 2020 edition in San Diego on 24 February. This conference, which is organized annually by The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society, is one of the most significant and recognized events within the scientific community interested in the production of primary aluminium.
The paper, entitled Carbon Block Tracking Package Based on Vision Technology presented an innovative anode tracking system based on Vision that uses the digital signature of the anode (as a fingerprint), which has been successfully proof-of-concept validated at the Liberty Aluminium Dunkerque smelter in France. The solution is integrated into Amelios Suite, the comprehensive anode production optimization system based on the intensive aggregation and exploitation of digital data. This award underlines Fives’ commitment to integrating Industrial 4.0 technologies into the heart of its solutions, in order to offer ever more value to its customers.