On May 16, in Chelyabinsk the conference of metallurgical and engineering enterprises in Russia on the topic: "Digital automation of metallurgy and machine building - 2018" were carried out.

Top managers and technical managers of Severstal, Evraz Holding, United Metallurgical Company, Ural Locomotives, Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works, Trubodetali, ABB, SAP, Siemens, Huawei and other leaders and leading companies of the world took part in the conference.

The participants of the conference discussed the current issues of digitalization of production: the experience of storing and analyzing big data, the prospects of Industrial Internet of Things, particular issues of industrial automation, MES integration, planning information systems, data-science for predictive repairs, the practice of implementation of the Industry 4.0 at the enterprises of machine building and metallurgy and etc.

The security of the critical information infrastructure due to introduction of the new Federal Law No. 187 raised a special interest.
The trendy theme of “digital twins", apparently, does not yet meet the current needs of Russian industrial enterprises: it was mentioned in the reports of two speakers.

Robotics, mechatronics, Internet of Things it is a modern solution for problems of increasing production efficiency for large enterprises. But the majority of enterprises are still not ready for total digital transformation. The automation in most enterprises is still at the low level. Nowadays Russian enterprises needs basic automation technologies to create a single informational space that will play the role of a digital "boiler" and a large data storage.

This was the report of Vasily Zheltonogov, Mavismart Ltd. commercial director, who presented solutions for creating an integrated industrial system as an information foundation for the company's evolution towards predictive repair, analysis and forecasting.