Rolling mill upgrade at Feralpi Profilati Nave

BM Automation is your system integrator towards steel industry 4.0.

PROJECT: Rolling Mill Upgrade and Digitalization
TEAM: Diego Bazzani, Sebastiano Melzani, Marco Badini, Mirko Brusamolin, Stefano De Salvia, Federico Melzani, Ullah Sameeh, Valeriano Bonazza, Devis Pasinato, Graziano Longari, Marco Bonomi, Riccardo Bonardi
The rolling mill upgrade and digitalization project supplied by BM Group Polytec at Feralpi Profilati Nave has been successfully completed.
We asked Michele Vezzola, Key Account Manager of BM Group Polytec, to better explain the scope of supply.
“The upgrade activity we performed involved the entire rolling mill, three shears and all auxiliary services, with the supply of all the electrical parts, automation systems and Level 1, HMI and Tracking software. To improve performances in terms of production efficiency, we implemented our ActiveROLL technology, cascade control software developed by BM Group. The improved process regulation in fact allows a reliability and system’s availability increase as well as a drastic scraps reduction. The tracking system guarantees furthermore the product’s traceability, key factor for customers moving towards the so-called lean production. This automation project consolidates the positive relationship and trust that has been linking BM Group to Feralpi Group for years.
Even our Polytec robotic solutions installed at Feralpi factories highlight the strong orientation of this group to innovation and a decisive 4.0 approach to production.”
Diego Bazzani, BM Group Polytec Project Manager, who coordinated this project, adds: “BM Group’s competence in the field of industrial automation for the steel sector combines the ability to develop new high technological systems with an in-depth knowledge of production processes. From engineering to commissioning, I could count on a work team with the highest specialization, which worked enthusiastically day after day, finding motivation and collaboration from all operators in the plant. Production restarted according to scheduled plans.”
BM GROUP POLYTEC has established itself internationally as system integrator specialized in advanced solutions and platforms that, integrating robotics, machine intelligence, process automation and software, enables manufacturing that technological transformation necessary to upgrade as intelligent factories.
The company, headquartered in Borgo Chiese (TN), is the merger of four leading companies in automation, robotics, renewable energy and plant engineering, resulting in one of the most relevant global groups fully capable to provide innovative solutions in industrial automation, robotics and engineering & procurement contractor (EPC) within a single entity, a true INTEGRATED SOLUTIONS PROVIDER.
 The Feralpi Group is a leading steel manufacture in Europe (1.32 billion euro sales in 2018, with over 1500 direct employees), specialising in steel for construction use and special applications.
The parent company Feralpi Siderurgica, which was set up in 1968 in Lonato del Garda (Brescia), has progressively expanded to create an international group that is highly diversified and verticalized upstream the production and marketing chain. The Feralpi Group is a leader in the domestic market and in the other European markets for the production of reinforcing steel in bar, smooth and ribbed wire rod, recoiled and drawn wire and welded mesh.
Feralpi’s mission is not only intended to produce the best quality steel for the construction industry but also to do it in the most possible sustainable way, by reducing energy consumption and emissions, using the best technology available through intense in-house innovation and research activities.

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