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05 August 2021

New AIC reheating furnace in operation at Gerdau Divinópolis

Automazioni Industriali Capitanio Srl (AIC) will complete a modernization in the reheating furnace of Gerdau’s Divinópolis site in Brazil with a two new PLC ABB AC800M panel solution at the medium bar rolling mill.

The furnace will maintain excellent temperature uniformity and will facilitate system maintenance thanks to two different PLC applications, one for controlling the movement and another to control the combustion.

The new contract aims to mitigate any risks and improve safety level of our customer.
The main part of the supply includes:
- two AC800-PM866 CPUs with the respective I/O cards to replace current PLCs
- a new HMI based on WinCC with a panel based on Siemens TP1200 Comfort
- software licenses, automation system, HMI equipment and trainings

The entire system and HMI will be completely new, but implementing all functions existing ones.
Moreover, the existing network architecture might be also developed by AIC team for future improvements.

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