BHS Control Systems


BHS Control Systems

BHS Control Systems is a separate division and subsidiary of the BHS Group, based in Sonthofen, Germany, which develops control and automation solutions: we use our 30 years of experience to help companies from a wide range of industries implement and modernize their plant control systems.

We have the right control system for your plant

BHS Control Systems develops modern and effective control and automation solutions for complete plants and plant units. Control technology from BHS Control Systems isn’t just used in our own plants – with around 30 years of experience, we are partners for companies from a wide range of industries, including the milling, food, and animal feed industries as well as the recycling and environment sector. Accordingly, we offer efficient solutions for countless applications and have the process knowledge required to meet particularly complex requirements.

Benefits at a glance:

  • Control systems for new plants and modernization for existing systems
  • Customized solutions
  • Extensive range of experience in complex plant control systems
  • Engineering, delivery, and installation
  • Open and scalable WinCC OA interface architecture
  • Input and output groups, including circuit diagram
  • Clear visualization and intuitive operating concept
  • Installation, commissioning, and user training

Solutions for every industry

Industry-specific control and automation technology for complete plants and plant units thanks to comprehensive industry expertise.

Solutions for every industry

Industry-specific control and automation technology for complete plants and plant units thanks to comprehensive industry expertise.

Our control solutions portfolio

The right control solution for any situation – from standard solutions to complex customized solutions.

Our control solutions portfolio

The right control solution for any situation – from standard solutions to complex customized solutions.

Globally proven technologies

Sophisticated, compatible technologies and software systems with open, easy-to-integrate interfaces

Globally proven technologies

Sophisticated, compatible technologies and software systems with open, easy-to-integrate interfaces

Modernization of the Interquell feed mill is complete

March 2022
The German animal feed manufacturer Interquell and BHS Control Systems look back on a ten-year partnership. In the fall 2021, Interquell successfully completed connecting all of its machinery to the modern control solution from BHS Control Systems and harmonized its entire production – from incoming raw materials to shipping.

Smart control solution for mobile Biogrinder plant

February 2021
BHS Control Systems designed an intelligent control solution for a mobile Biogrinder plant in northern Germany. The plant from BHS-Sonthofen efficiently shreds excess compost and delivers a substance that is suitable as an environmentally friendly peat substitute. The control solution supports the custom production process by allowing various parameters to be adapted as needed.

Modernization of the control system at KAMA-Futter in Neu-Ulm

January 2021
For many years now, KAMA-Kraftfutterwerk Karl Mansdörfer GmbH & Co. KG, based in Senden near Neu-Ulm, has relied on the expert support from BHS Control Systems.The collaboration began in 2012 with the construction of a second plant. BHS Control Systems installed all of the control technology for the new mixed feed system, consisting of hammer mills, press system, batch mixers, silos, and unloading points – and makes sure all of the necessary updates and adaptations are performed. The control technology in the old plant is now also being gradually modernized – this project is being carried over the longer term and during operations.

Expansion and replacement of mixed feed production plants in Upper Bavaria

December 2020
Comparable processes can be found in almost all animal feed mills in mixed feed manufacturing. That said, all of steps in the technical process control can still differ depending on the company’s specific requirements. As a result, there is a wide range of customized solutions out there that aim to provide farmers with high-quality and cost-effective mixed feed tailored to the needs of their animals. When it comes to expanding and and replacing control systems of mixed feed plants, producers benefit from industry-specific experience and customized control and automation technology of BHS Control Systems.

From three to five – New packaging lines for Scheller Mühle

December 2020
BHS Control Systems assisted traditional company Scheller Mühle, located in Reisgang in Upper Bavaria, in expanding its packaging lines in 2019. Scheller, known for its blue “Mehlzauber” packaging, operates a mill in Reisgang near Pfaffenhofen an der Ilm. The company uses two milling systems to offer an extensive range of different, high-quality flour and semolina types in both the conventional and certified organic varieties. BHS Control Systems has been working with Scheller on its control technology for ten years.

Sophisticated control of recycling separation technology with BHS Control Systems

November 2020
From incinerator bottom ash to metal concentrates ready for sale: At a Danish recycling company, the sophisticated sorting process to make this happen runs almost autonomously thanks to a control system from BHS Control Systems. Implemented as a prototype, this project turned out to be a resounding success: Ever since commissioning, the control system has been running to the customer’s complete satisfaction.

The control system at an organic animal feed manufacturer receives upgrade

November 2020
Organic-grade farm animal feed is the secret to success for an animal feed manufacturer in Lower Franconia in Bavaria. The high expectations of its customers require a modern production operation that is always up to date. That’s why the manufacturer has a strong partner at its side to perform the necessary updates to the control systems. BHS Control Systems updated the control systems entirely according to the customer’s wishes over a weekend. This keeps the downtimes of the machines to a minimum.

Mill in Allgäu strives for continuous improvement in production

October 2020
Expansion measures at animal feed mills always require the mill control system to be adapted: new control cabinets, additional frequency converters, software updates. With the assistance of BHS Control Systems, Weissachmühle, a mill operator in Allgäu, Germany, quickly and easily implemented these extensive measures following the installation of a hammer mill.

Step-by-step modernization of a feed plant

September 2020
Feed producers are often traditional companies with a long corporate history, which is also reflected in the highly heterogeneous machine landscape. Interquell, a large producer of feed for pets and small animals based in the Bavarian town of Wehringen, wants to harmonize the control technology of its entire production, from the receipt of raw materials goods all the way to shipping. One of the key advantages is that operation of the systems becomes much easier for employees. BHS Control Systems has been helping the customer to continuously modernize their processes for around ten years. Among other benefits, the control solution of the feed manufacturer delivers industry-specific libraries and functions that ensure the compatibility of ingredients, for example.

Mill retrofitting with construction of a new concrete silo

August 2020
Construction measures at a mill always have an influence on the control system – a large mill company from northern Bavaria once again relied on the proven support provided by BHS Control Systems for the construction of a new concrete silo. This is because the solutions from BHS Control Systems are precisely tailored to the needs of the milling industry, no matter whether the project is to construct a new concrete silo or to modernize existing control systems. Plus, BHS performs all of the adaptations while operations are ongoing.

New building of the Antersdorf mill opened

April 28, 2023
"Technology instead of chemicals" - true to this motto, the Antersdorfer Mühle relies on traditional milling craftsmanship paired with high technology. On 27 April 2023, Europe's most modern organic mill officially opened its new building in the Waltersdorf industrial estate in the town of Simbach am Inn. BHS Control Systems designed and implemented the complete control technology for the new building.

BHS Control Systems relies on safety solution from Siemens

September 7, 2022
Safety is always the number one priority wherever man and machine come together. However, integrating new safety technology into existing IT systems often poses a challenge. That is why BHS Control Systems will use Siemens’ comprehensive and flexible “SIMATIC Safety Integrated” safety solution in more projects in the future.

New Director of Electrical Engineering & Automation Technology in Babenhausen

February 1, 2022
Thomas Schön, Director of Electrical Engineering & Automation Technology at the Babenhausen site, has been coordinating the business of BHS Control Systems since 1 January 2022. The electrical engineer and computer scientist will drive sales of control and automation solutions.

BHS-Sonthofen Offers Control Solutions for Complete Recycling Plants

May 4, 2021
BHS-Sonthofen now offers turnkey control systems for complete plants in the field of recycling and environment thanks to the newly founded BHS Control Systems GmbH & Co. KG. The customer receives complete solutions tailored to their needs, including recycling, control, and automation technology from a single source. BHS provides assistance in transferring the control system to modern systems.

Enhanced security: BHS Control Systems commissions first plant with latest version of WinCC OA

April 16, 2021
At its in-house test center in Sonthofen, BHS Control Systems has commissioned the first plant whose control system is powered by the latest version of SIMATIC WinCC Open Architecture V3.17 from Siemens. Thanks to the new functions, the software offers enhanced security features and modern data archiving. BHS Control Systems will continue to provide full support for all existing versions.

BHS Control Systems gains Siemens Solution Partner status

March 1, 2021
BHS Control Systems is now officially listed as a solution partner and has thus joined Siemens’ global network of suppliers who deliver according to uniform quality standards. This was made possible by our outstanding application and system know-how, excellent industry knowledge, and extensive project experience in the field of control automation.

BHS-Sonthofen acquires control technology provider Thoma

January 1, 2020
The newly founded BHS Control Systems GmbH & Co. KG acquired Thoma Elektrosteuerungsanlagen GmbH from Babenhausen, Germany, as part of an asset purchase agreement on 1 January 2020. This allowed the BHS-Sonthofen Group to significantly expand its expertise in the area of control technology. Alongside Thoma’s existing business fields, BHS Control Systems is taking on the tasks of planning and implementing plant control systems for projects undertaken by the BHS Group.