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Successfull revamping of Paraviso HPP
BM Automation successful completed the revamping of BKW Paraviso Hydro power plant. The hydroelectric plant has been restarted after revamping activities. A great success for BM Group and BKW Hydro. Technical Director: Mirko Bottini Project Manager: Davide Festa Site Manager: Franco Maestri Software Dpt: Filippo Melzani, Giuseppe Tagliaferri Electrical Engineering: Daniele Bonapace Process Expert Engineer: Daniele … Continue reading Successfull revamping of Paraviso HPP
BM Automation - April 16, 2019Open News
BM Automation: order for rolling stands revamping for steel plant Riva Montereau
FRANCE. Riva SAM Montereau plant has entrusted BM Automation for the automation revamping of four rolling stands, 1000 KW each, for the wire rods rolling mill. BM Automation will supply the upgrade turnkey, including electrical equipment, PLC, motor drive and motors and on site activities.
BM Automation - April 04, 2019Open News
BM Automation: Successful Factory Acceptance Test for BKW Hydro Power Plant automation revamping project.
BORGO CHIESE (TN). BKW Hydro S.r.l. has signed the Factory Acceptance Test for the automation revamping of Paraviso Hydro Power Plant. The modernization project developed and completely followed by BM Automation team, involves all electrical equipment, PLC and HMI software and server for two group 20MW/each and will increase the power plant’s performances.
BM Automation - March 28, 2019Open News
Gerdau signed FAC for BM Automation drive system
CAMBRIDGE CANADA: Gerdau has signed the Final Acceptance Certificate for a new drive system for the exit stacker rollway. The system improves the bundles positioning, the alignment and reduces the maintenance. BM Automation supplied the complete package. Team: Nicola Bertoni (Project Manager) Alessandro Ferrari (Electrical supervisor / Drive specialist) Samir Tuda (PLC / Drive technician … Continue reading Gerdau signed FAC for BM Automation drive system
BM Automation - March 22, 2019Open News
Rolling mill automation revamping for Riva Lesegno steel plant
LESEGNO (IT). BM Automation confirms the partnership with Riva Lesegno with the supply of motors for 6 rolling stands up to 1 MW power and 1 shear, switchboards, automation and speed regulation. This activity is part of an important production’s upgrade of Lesegno plant: new rolling stands and systems will be installed to further increase … Continue reading Rolling mill automation revamping for Riva Lesegno steel plant
BM Automation - March 06, 2019Open News
BM Automation: new order for 4 rolling stands revamping
FRANCE: BM Automation obtained a new order for 4 rolling stands revamping. The project involves the conversion from direct current to alternating current of 4 rolling mills of the RIVA SAM MONTREAU plant, wire rods producer, with the supply of new 1000 kW motors, new SIEMENS drives and 5000 kW MT / BT transformer. The … Continue reading BM Automation: new order for 4 rolling stands revamping
BM Automation - February 10, 2019Open News
BM Automation: new order from Concord
ITALY. BM Automation obtains from Concord, world leader in the construction of coke batteries, an order for the supply of all the electrical and automation equipment of the coke battery 9 and 10 within a large project that involves the environmental efficiency of the Arcelor Mittal site in Taranto.
BM Automation - January 30, 2019Open News
SIEMENS SOLUTION PARTNER AWARD
BM Automation was awarded Best Growth Performance 2018 at the Siemens Solution Partner Awards event. Thank You!
BM Automation: order from BKW Hydro Italia S.r.l.
ITALY. The project, scheduled between October 2018 and April 2019, involves the complete automation of the Paraviso hydroelectric power plant (2 groups of 20 MW each) and of further five power plants (with a capacity of about 2 MW each) in Val Camonica and in Valle d’Aosta; part of the project will also be interventions of electromechanical optimization … Continue reading BM Automation: order from BKW Hydro Italia S.r.l.
Final Acceptance Certificate for the motor & drive revamping at Favini paper mill
VICENZA (IT). BM Automation successfully completed the project at the Favini paper mill. Two obsolete PM3 pre-dryer motors and drives have been replaced with four new motors (two Master and two Slave) and drive. Thanks to careful analysis and adequate regulation it was possible to start immediately with production. Project’s Team: Christian Donina, Fabrizio Bagozzi, Mattia Lain
BM Automation - September 11, 2018Open News
BM Automation obtained the order for the rolling mill digitalization of Feralpi NAVE
BRESCIA (IT). Feralpi Group confirmed to BM Automation the order for the digitalization of the rolling mill situated in Nave (BS). The supply includes all the automation and power parts for roughing, intermediate and finishing mill (15 stands), 2 shears, and all services auxiliaries that will be controlled with the innovative ActiveROLL cascade control software developed by … Continue reading BM Automation obtained the order for the rolling mill digitalization of Feralpi NAVE
BM Automation - September 05, 2018Open News
Automation revamping for the new ccm discharging area completed
VARESE (IT). BM Automation completed successfully the commissioning of the automation system for the new CCM discharging area, composed by new discharging roller tables, cross transfer bridge and two cooling beds. This solution allows an optimization of cycle times, redundancies, the possibility of degraded operation and easy maintenance and fault search. After four weeks of production … Continue reading Automation revamping for the new ccm discharging area completed
BM Automation - September 03, 2018Open News
PRESSURE SWING ADSORPTION MODERNIZATION COMPLETED SUCCESSFULLY
VERONA (IT). BM Automation completed the modernization of the Pressure Swing Adsorption (PSA) automation and the plant is now in production. PSA is a technology used to separate some gas species from a mixture of gases under pressure, according to the species’ molecular characteristics and affinity for an adsorbent material. This project is part of … Continue reading PRESSURE SWING ADSORPTION MODERNIZATION COMPLETED SUCCESSFULLY
BM Automation - August 31, 2018Open News
Rolling mill upgrade for Spanish steel producer
SPAIN. BM Automation obtained the order for a new automation’s upgrade on rolling mill. The project includes the development of the final part of the rolling mill, the modernization of the the stands and shears.
BM Automation - August 06, 2018Open News
Feralpi ordered a new tags reader system for a complete product tracking
ITALY. The system is able to read the tag applicated on each billet, moving to the reheating furnace. This solution closes the circle of tracking information from the continuous casting machines to the rolling mill lines of the different plants. With this architecture 4.0, the customer has reached the complete product tracking alongside the production process divided into more … Continue reading Feralpi ordered a new tags reader system for a complete product tracking
BM Automation - July 31, 2018Open News
ORDER FOR A TRACKING SYSTEM FOR BUNDLE BARS MILL
ITALY. The most important italian steel producer is investing in 4.0 solutions and ordered to BM Automation a bundle bars’ tracking system, that involves all production’s steps to finished products’ warehouse, connecting all crane’s operators and the central tracking system. This German steel plant is equipped with a full automatic bundle bars tagging robot “Polytec … Continue reading ORDER FOR A TRACKING SYSTEM FOR BUNDLE BARS MILL
BM Automation - July 23, 2018Open News
ORDER FOR THE AUTOMATION OF A MOVABLE BRIDGE IN SUISSE
SUISSE. After the supply of the roof automation of Al Bayt stadium located in Qatar, the partnership between Cimolai S.p.A. and BM S.p.A. goes on with the request from the italian company specialized in the design, construction and installation of metal structures, of all automation panels for a movable bridge of a waste disposal plant … Continue reading ORDER FOR THE AUTOMATION OF A MOVABLE BRIDGE IN SUISSE
BM Automation - July 18, 2018Open News
BM Automation completed the modernization at the Favini Paper mill
PADOVA. Successfully completed the commissioning of the new Soft-Calandra 2×2 TURBOCal. The system will enable Favini to increase its products’ range and portfolio. BM Automation has supplied Drives, motors and the software regulation. During the outage, BM Automation has also upgraded the regenerative power modules, PLC and HMI panels in the existing electrical cabinets of … Continue reading BM Automation completed the modernization at the Favini Paper mill
BM Automation - January 01, 2018Open News
BM Automation: Order for a new rolling mill for steel spheres.
BULGARIA. BM Automation acquires the order for a new steel sphere rolling mill plant. The project includes the complete automation system and the commissioning is sheduled for spring 2018.
BM Automation - October 25, 2017Open News
DRIVES REVAMPING STANDS G5-6 OF A ROLLING MILL IN FRANCE
FRANCE. BM Automation obtained the order for the automation & drives modernization of the Intermediate Rolling Mill area, stands 5/6, in the plant of SAM Neuves Maison France (Riva Group). The new motors, of 1200 Kw each in DC, will be controlled by Siemens Sinamics drive installed in a new electrical panel.
BM AUTOMATION: DIGITIZATION OF A GERMAN HIGH QUALITY ROLLING MILL
GERMANY. Riva Group Germany confirmed to BM Automation a new order for the complete digitization of 15 stands and the revamping of the drives at the exit of the start-stop shear for HQB. This upgrade will increase performances and productivity.
GLOBAL TRACKING FOR THE ROLLING MILL RIVA – CERVENO
ITALY. BM Automation acquires a new order for L2 system for the SBQ rolling mill situated in Cerveno (IT). The Riva Group is running towards Steel Industry 4.0, investing in BM Group solutions that combine automation, robotics and machine vision systems. The new L2 platform will guarantee, the production process analysis as well as the process traceability, increasing efficiency … Continue reading GLOBAL TRACKING FOR THE ROLLING MILL RIVA – CERVENO
BM Automation - May 31, 2017Open News
ANTISWAY SYSTEM FOR CRANE FOR AN ITALIAN STEEL MILL
ITALY. It has been undersigned the Final Acceptance Certificate for the installation of the new ActiveCrane, the anti sway system for cranes, a techonological package developed by BM Automation. This technology allows: Benefits accruing, oscillations elimination, positioning precision and time cycle reduction. It’s implementable on the existing PLC with a consequent cost reduction. Thanks to … Continue reading ANTISWAY SYSTEM FOR CRANE FOR AN ITALIAN STEEL MILL
AUTOMATION & DRIVE MODERNIZATION FOR THE STEEL MILL LESEGNO
ITALY. It has been undersigned the Final Acceptance Certificate for the Automation & Drive modernization on the GN3 and GN4, Intermediate Rolling Mill stands supplied to the steel plant of Lesegno (Riva Group). 5MVA Transformer, motors and drives replacement, two new motors in AC 1000Kw each, controlled by a R8 ABB drive of 1170A. The activities … Continue reading AUTOMATION & DRIVE MODERNIZATION FOR THE STEEL MILL LESEGNO
INDUCTION QUENCHING LINE FOR TUBE MILL IN MEXICO
MEXICO. Thanks to the positive results obtained in the past, BM Automation gets a new order for a new Induction Quenching Line in Mexico. Engineering, electrical cabinets supply, Level 1 and HMI software, commissioning will be supplied by BM Automation.
BM Automation - October 11, 2016Open News
BM Automation completed the Intermediate Rolling Mill & Flyer Modernization in France
FRANCE. The Automation & Drive modernization on the Intermediate Rolling Mill area and the Motor & Drive revamping on the Flyer Rolling Mill in the steel plant SAM Neuves Maison France are delivered. The motor and drive replacement, as well the new three motors of 1200 Kw and two of 600 Kw in DC will … Continue reading BM Automation completed the Intermediate Rolling Mill & Flyer Modernization in France
BM Automation - September 09, 2016Open News
CYBER SECURITY TRAINING DAY IN MARANELLO
MODENA (IT). BM AUTOMATION and Kaspersky organized a day of training in the exclusive location Museo Enzo Ferrari of Maranello. “Cyber Security for industry” has been the focus. Kaspersky and BM Automation presented the platform KICS and the new role of system integration towards Secure Industry 4.0.
BM Automation - July 25, 2016Open News
MONTHLY INTERVIEW TO:
Diego Bazzani supervised a project of the New Premium Line Handling 31 (Threading line 1, Threading line 2, Buffer Area, Finishing Area, Dispatch Area in Mexico) for an important pipe mill in Mexico. Diego, What did this project concern? The activities have been: • electrical engineering and automation of switchboards • electrical engineering plant (layout … Continue reading MONTHLY INTERVIEW TO:
BM Automation - July 20, 2016Open News
FLYER ROLLING MILL MODERNIZATION FOR SAM NEUVES MAISON
FRANCE. Riva Group subscribed a new order for the motor & drive replacement of the Flyer Rolling Mill modernization in the steel plant SAM Neuves Maison France. The motor and drive replacement, as well as the new two motors of 250Kw will be controlled by Siemens Sinamics drive.
ROUGHING MILL DRIVE REPLACEMENT FOR RIVA GROUP
ITALY. BM Automation obtained a new order for the automation & drive revamping of the reversible roughing Mill in the Riva Group plant of Cerveno (BS) Italy. Motor and drive replacement, as well as the new motor of 2000 Kw-1927A-18270 Nm in low tension with double winding, will be controlled by Siemens Sinamics drive installed … Continue reading ROUGHING MILL DRIVE REPLACEMENT FOR RIVA GROUP
DRIVES REVAMPING STANDS G9-11-12 OF A ROLLING MILL IN FRANCE
FRANCE. BM Automation obtained the order for the automation & drives modernization of the Intermediate Rolling Mill area, stands 9/11/12, in the plant of SAM Neuves Maison France (Riva Group). Motor and drive replacement, the new three motors of 1200 Kw and two of 600 Kw in DC will be controlled by Siemens Sinamics drive … Continue reading DRIVES REVAMPING STANDS G9-11-12 OF A ROLLING MILL IN FRANCE
BM Automation - June 03, 2016Open News
AUTOMATION OF DEDUSTING SYSTEM FOR ROLLING MILL
ITALY. BM Automation has been selected for the installation of all automation of the new Dedusting System for the Rolling Mill FTM in the Tenaris plant of Dalmine (BG) Italy. Electrical equipment, automation, erection supervision and commissioning supplied by BM Automation team.
BM Automation - June 01, 2016Open News
ELECTRICAL INSTALLATION OF CASING LINE 1 IN TEXAS
TEXAS, USA. Order for the Assembly and Installation Machines Casing Tube Line 1 in Bay City, Texas USA. Supply and installation of the electrical plant equipment, erection supervision and commissioning assistance supplied by BM Automation.
BM Automation - May 30, 2016Open News
REGULATION SYSTEM FOR LF AT LEALI STEEL PLANT
ITALY. The upgrade of the ladle furnace electrodes regulation in the Steel plant of Leali Group located in Valsugana, will be supplied by BM Automation with its technological package ActiveARC. The construction and the installation of new electrical panels for the electrodes regulator ActiveARC, will be completed with a new main control desk in modern … Continue reading REGULATION SYSTEM FOR LF AT LEALI STEEL PLANT
BM AUTOMATION AND POLYTEC AT EEC 2016
VENICE (ITA). The Electric Steelmaking Conference 2016 is ready to start. BM Group is exhibiting with BM Automation and Polytec brands SALA BIANCA STAND 1. Our technical presentations: 25th May. 15.40 Vision system for slag identification during the tapping. G. Maccani – BM spa, Borgo Chiese, Italy 26th May. 9.40 Robotic solution for the measurement and sample … Continue reading BM AUTOMATION AND POLYTEC AT EEC 2016
BM AUTOMATION AND KASPERSKY LAB LAUNCH KICS
The INDUSTRIAL SECURITY DAY. In Milan, over 80 international companies attended the launch conference of KICS, the industrial security platform, developed by Kaspersky Lab and BM Automation a BM Group company. The solution addresses the urgent need to manage industrial cyber-risks and protect the continuity and integrity of technological processes in industrial environments from cyber-attacks. Gianluca … Continue reading BM AUTOMATION AND KASPERSKY LAB LAUNCH KICS
BM Automation - April 21, 2016Open News
On 21th April 2016 in Milan, Italy will be the first country to host the presentation of the Industrial Security Platform KICS to Industry. BM Automation and Kaspersky Lab announced, on 14th April during an exclusive press event in London, the specialised solution to secure critical infrastructure and industrial facilities – Kaspersky Industrial CyberSecurity. The solution addresses … Continue reading
THE INDUSTRIAL SECURITY PLATFORM KICS PRESENTED TO THE PRESS IN LONDON
LONDON (UK). On 14th April at the Science Museum, a selected panel of experts, among which Eugene Kaspersky, CEO and founder of Kaspersky, Lab Jose Palazon, CTO of Eleven Paths/Telefonica, Andrew Comer of the Institute of Engineering member and partner at Buro Happold, Cevn Vibert, Industrial Control Systems Security Evangelist at Solutions PT and Andrea … Continue reading THE INDUSTRIAL SECURITY PLATFORM KICS PRESENTED TO THE PRESS IN LONDON
ACTIVEARC INSTALLED BY MAJOR ITALIAN STEEL BARS PRODUCER
ITALY. BM Automation successfull installed its technological package ActiveARC, the electrode control system that reduces “power ON time”. The main goals reached are the reduction of melt time, the reduction of electrode consumption, the reduction of energy consumption. One step more to an environmental friendly plant.
BM Automation - September 10, 2015Open News
MODERNIZATION OF THE LARGEST REHEATING FURNACE FOR SLABS IN EUROPE
TARANTO, ITALY. BM Automation installed the new process control system and Level 1 automation. The system consists in two DCS control systems based up Siemens PCS7, one for combustion control and one for the services, drives, field devices and instruments. The innovative Level 2 is the technological package with mathematical model ActiveRHF.
ActiveROLL increases the performance in the rolling mill
SPAIN. BM Automation completed the comprehensive modernization of the hot rolling mill for longs products by the largest producer of Steel Bars in Sevilla, Spain. The mill consists of 8 stands roughing mill, 4 stands intermediate mill and 12 stands of finish mill. BM supplied and installed the innovative system ActiveROLL complete with Level 1 & … Continue reading ActiveROLL increases the performance in the rolling mill
HIGH PERFORMANCE OF SECONDARY METALLURGY TREATMENT PLANTS
SLOVENIA. BM Automation gets the final certificate of performance for the complete automation system, for LF / VD / VOD and dedusting plants in Slovenia. BM supplied and installed the complete process control system, MV/LV electrical cabinets and plants, transformer and its innovative electrode control system ActiveARC.
Continuous casting machine modernization for Duferdofin Nucor
BRESCIA, ITALY. Switched on the continuous casting machine for blooms at DUFERDOFIN NUCOR. The modernization by BM Automation included the revamping of all electrical panels and control software Level 1 and Level 2 ActiveCAST.
BM Automation - September 04, 2015Open News
DELIVERED THE DEDUSTING PLANT AT ILVA TARANTO
ITALY. BM Automation it is pleased to announce that, in accordance with the deadlines dictated by AIA in the plan of environmental rehabilitation of ILVA Taranto, has delivered systems relating to electrical substations and automation systems for the dedusting of the Stock house blast furnaces 1 and 2. The project was developed in collaboration with the company … Continue reading DELIVERED THE DEDUSTING PLANT AT ILVA TARANTO
BM Automation - August 05, 2015Open News
COMPLETE CCM REVAMPING
ITALY – Acquisition of the complete automation revamping of continuous casting steel blooms, upgrade performance automation, new information system Management of Level 2 for the monitoring and management of plant productivity. With the new automation the customer will get a modern tool running of the plant, a more rapid identification of breakdowns and an increase of … Continue reading COMPLETE CCM REVAMPING
WIRE ROD MINIMILL GLOBAL TRACKING
POLAND – New global tracking system for the rolling mill of Arcelor Mittal in Poland: tracking every single billet input to the plant, interface with the Group SAP, mapping of each single workpiece, mapping the location of each single coil, load management truck outgoing and communication interface with SAP. A huge step for the plant … Continue reading WIRE ROD MINIMILL GLOBAL TRACKING
COMPLETE AUTOMATION REVAMPING
ITALY – Acquisition of the complete automation revamping of the largest brass continuous casting in Europe: supply equipment, new software, revamping performed in only four weeks. The customer will get a more modern tool running of the plant, a more rapid identification of breakdowns and a product quality increase with the tracking of each piece.