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Laser cutting with automatic loading and unloading for the Italian company ESTI.
High-end 3D laser cutting stations with a fully automatic loading and unloading system have been deployed for the Italian customer ESTI Srl, part of Acciaierie Venete Group. ESTI plays a leading role in the production of wear-resistant steel spare parts.
The activities duration took 4 weeks and the restart of production occurred on the same day.

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Caster Oscillators revamping for GERDAU Jackson, Tennessee (USA)
AIC North America team has been contracted to revamp caster oscillators for GERDAU Jackson melt shop plant in Tennesee, USA.

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Successful Phase 1 completion of stainless-steel bar mill intervention at Cogne Acciai Speciali
Ahead of schedule, after the annual stoppage, interventions of the TB bar mill in Aosta were successfully completed, and work involved the 8 existing stands 3-6 and 9-12. Real proof of optimal co-ordination and teamwork.

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Automation Upgrade for Acciaierie Venete, Odolo (BS, Italy).
Acciaierie Venete Group has renewed its confidence in AIC to modernize the automation system on the cooling bed outlet, including the cold shear area, stacking bars, bars exit, and binding.

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First phase of automation system upgrade at SMW ISPAT in India
AIC India was contracted to upgrade the steel manufacturer's existing automation systems based on S7-400 using the most recent software in order to increase availability and yield.

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Roughing mill revamped for Gerdau Manitoba in Canada.
AIC Team successfully commissioned the complete automation system for the rougher stand in GERDAU Manitoba Rolling Mill n°4.
The intervention focused on roughing mill automation using a new Allen Bradley ControlLogix PLC to achieve a fully automatic cycle, as well as adding main control desks for the rougher pulpit.

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Robotic tagging station for Acindar passed factory acceptance testing
In the last week, ArcelorMittal Acindar representatives visited our ATS Mechatronics branch (Udine, Italy) for running Factory Acceptance Tests on a brand-new bundles robotic tagging station that will be installed in the Argentina site.

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E&A equipment upgrade for the new Turkish Mescier Group section mill
Automazioni Industriali Capitanio will supply completely renovated electrical and automation equipment for the new Mescier Section Mill at Karabük, in Turkey. The project will relocate an AIC plant installed for a different customer in Turkey (2005), adding to the other two rolling mills already operating at the site.

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Rolling mill stands and drives upgrade at Gerdau Wilton
Engineers from AIC North America have successfully commissioned the first phase of drive upgrading at Gerdau Wilton (Iowa, USA).

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Drives and Automation Modernization for Gerdau Group in Brazil
AIC Brazil has recently revamped both Cosigua and Divinopolis steel plants for Gerdau Group. These latest projects demonstrate the two companies' strong bond.

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Confindustria Brescia renewed AIC's BAQ and BITS certifications for 2022.
AIC is the first company in the area to have its BAQ and BITS certifications renewed by Confindustria Brescia for the year 2022!

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FAT successfully accomplished for structural mill drive upgrade at Gerdau Whitby.
In April end, Gerdau granted AIC the Factory Acceptance Test (FAT), after tests were executed in the Italian workshop.

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New bars evacuation on cooling bed outlet started at Metallurgica Marcora steel plant
In March, after only four weeks of plant shutdown, the rolling mill Metallurgica Marcora based in Cuggiono (Milan, Italy) restarted production rolling on the cooling bed outlet after AIC integrated the automation system and furnished new equipment for finishing and stacking bars.

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AIC's intervention on stands for French rolling mill
AIC will deliver the electrical, electronic, and engineering packages to modernize 4 stands for a French end customer-sited in Île-de-France, with the purpose of achieving quicker maintenance and waste reduction.

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AIC engaged for stainless-steel bar mill revamping at Cogne Acciai Speciali – Phase I
Italian steelmaker Cogne Acciai Speciali has engaged Automazioni Industriali Capitanio (AIC) to revamp its bar rolling mill #TB in Aosta, Italy.
Rounding out the package of an estimated 1.6 million value, AIC will provide a turn-key plant.

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Greenfield high-performance project for Suryadev Chennai-based steel mill
AIC recently commissioned the greenfield 350,000TPA Rolling Mill for Suryadev Alloys and Power Ltd (SAP), one of the largest steel manufacturers based in India.

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Steel Dynamics medium section mill for AIC's robotic tagging station in the American market.
Steel Dynamics, Inc. (SDI), one of the largest domestic steel producers and metals recyclers in the United States, will install an AIC automatic tagging solution based on robotics application. It will be integrated into tag bundles at the finishing end of the company's medium section mill in Columbia City (IN, USA), by replacing human time-consuming and repetitive operations, as well enhancing worker safety releasing them from manual operations in the finishing area.

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Restarting operations at the rebar manufacturing plant in New Jersey's finishing end area
After the interventions focused on the modernization of the electrical and automation parts in the finishing end area, production on the rebar manufacturing plant in New Jersey has been resumed last week.

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Feralpi Siderurgica has chosen AIC to improve the roughing area and intermediate shear
Commissioning was performed during the Christmas 2021 halt, in order to upgrade and align the performance of rolling mill #2 in Feralpi Siderurgica's plant, Lonato (BS, Italy), demonstrating the long-standing collaboration between Automazioni Industriali Capitanio (AIC) and one of the European leaders of rebar production.

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Caleotto restarts operations following safety system upgrade
Caleotto, a high-quality wire rods manufacturer, restarts the production in Lecco’s line after the latest safety upgrade was finalized by AIC in mid-January.

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Anthropomorphic robotic tagging station for Acindar’s finishing end area in Argentina
ArcelorMittal Acindar and AIC team will integrate an automation robotic tagging station for the rolling mill finishing end area at the Villa Constitución site in Argentina.

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Factory-acceptance tests (FAT) ended for Gerdau Cosigua steel plant in Brazil
In the ending part of 2021, AIC, ABB Group and Gerdau celebrated the accomplishment of the Factory Acceptance Tests (FAT) attended at the AIC SA site, in São Paulo (Brazil).

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