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Votorantim Cimentos

Votorantim Cimentos sees Industry 4.0 as a key to bringing knowledge and discoveries to day-to-day production.

As a company, Votorantim Cimentos produces large amounts of data, including several variables. Their teams spent a lot of time wrangling the data and trying to understand correlations.

Votorantim Cimentos had already established initiatives for Industry 4.0. They were primarily focusing on maintenance, monitoring equipment, and using measurement systems. However, they wanted a digital solution that allowed them to better leverage their use of data.

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Braincube built a Digital Twin of their process, following the flow of cement from raw material to finished good. This Digital Twin provided Votorantim Cimentos with a digital replication of its true production environment. In turn, they optimized their resources such as time, energy, and inputs.

Initially, Votorantim Cimentos thought Braincube would be used to focus on a specific category of problems and opportunities. However, after using Braincube, they quickly realized that they could adapt their use case to the broader needs of the plant. 

About

Votorantim Cimentos has been in the construction materials business (cement, concrete, aggregates, and mortars) since 1933 and is one of the largest companies in the sector. Votorantim Cimentos is part of Votorantim S.A., a 100% Brazilian company, which is present in 19 countries. They are part of a business that includes more than 485 operating and administrative units and employs over 36,000 people.

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