Siemens modernizes BGH long rolling mills in Germany and Poland


Siroll LR simplifies plant operation and increases availability
Both projects completed quickly

Siemens Metals Technologies has equipped two long rolling mills belonging to BGH Edelstahlwerke GmbH with new drive and automation equipment. The wire rod mill in Freital was modernized for BGH Edelstahl Freital GmbH, and the flat bar line in Katowice, Poland, was brought up to the state-of-the-art for BGH Polska Sp.z o.o. Both BGH plants now employ end-to-end automation solutions based on Simatic S7 and Siroll LR, which enable simplified plant operation and maintenance as well as increased availability. The modernization projects were completed alongside each other in just twelve months, with conversion activities taking only three weeks in each case.