In a significant development, Nucor Texas has chosen Danieli as its partner to revolutionize its bundling station and optimize productivity for long-product bundles. This strategic decision highlights Nucor Texas's commitment to leveraging cutting-edge technology for enhanced efficiency in their operations.The focal point of this partnership is the implementation of Danieli's advanced DanCounter technology, which incorporates an optical system to ensure comprehensive counting productivity. This innovative solution utilizes four AI-driven cameras, working in perfect synergy with Danieli Automation software, to deliver unparalleled accuracy in counting processes.One of the remarkable features of the newly selected bundling station is its ability to count up to four layers simultaneously, even for products up to 20 ft (6 m) in length. This is made possible through the station's compact design, wherein the two innermost cameras remain in a resting position beneath the chain transfer during the processing of longer layers. When shorter layers need to be counted, these cameras rise above chain level, facilitating precise counting and maintaining flexibility.Compared to conventional counting screw solutions, the optical bar counter integrated into the DanCounter system eliminates the need for manual setup adjustments based on product size. This streamlines the setup process through a user-friendly Human-Machine Interface (HMI), resulting in reduced manpower requirements and spare part usage.Furthermore, the bundling system incorporates Danieli's patented Perfect Forming and Bundling (PFB) technology. This system utilizes transfer tables to align and adjust layers with utmost precision, accompanied by new fast retractable lances that gently deposit the bars into a new bundle. The result is a bundle of exceptional quality, perfectly formed and aligned, meeting the highest standards.The startup of the advanced DanCounter bundling station is scheduled for Q4 2023. This implementation represents a significant step forward for Nucor Texas, empowering them with state-of-the-art technology to optimize productivity, improve accuracy, and deliver high-quality bundles, thus solidifying their position as an industry leader.