PLC programming

Modern control systems for individual machines or large plants

The latest control technology

No matter whether it’s an individual machine or a large plant – BHS Control Systems relies on the SIMATIC S7-1200 and S7-1500 programmable logic controllers, which boast a wide range of functions and communication options, for control systems for machines and plants. As a result, BHS customers receive modern control solutions tailored to their requirements, which promise the highest level of performance and long-term reliability.

While a pure PLC solution often makes the most sense for individual machines, BHS Control Systems uses the WinCC OA SCADA system to integrate PLC control systems as a part of a complex overall plant control system. S7-1200 and S7-1500 provide ethernet interfaces – BHS uses the PROFIBUS and PROFINET standards for communication via ethernet.

Benefits at a glance:

  • Connection to the WinCC OA SCADA system
  • Independent from the communication standard
  • Easily adaptable to new requirements

Platform-independent software

WinCC OA SCADA system

The open and scalable WinCC OA interface architecture from Siemens is platform independent. We use this software and a module specially developed for BHS Control System to offer the basis for customized automation solutions.

WinCC OA SCADA system

The open and scalable WinCC OA interface architecture from Siemens is platform independent. We use this software and a module specially developed for BHS Control System to offer the basis for customized automation solutions.

Communication standards

Profibus and Profinet

Data communication in automation technology PROFIBUS and PROFINET can be integrated and used anywhere as communication standards.

Profibus and Profinet

Data communication in automation technology PROFIBUS and PROFINET can be integrated and used anywhere as communication standards.

TIA Portal

Simatic TIA Portal

Totally Integrated Automation (TIA) – harmonize a wide range of different engineering tools with the Simatic TIA Portal – the standard programming tool for PLC nowadays.

 

 

Simatic TIA Portal

Totally Integrated Automation (TIA) – harmonize a wide range of different engineering tools with the Simatic TIA Portal – the standard programming tool for PLC nowadays.

 

 

Industries

Grain & Milling technology

Optimal control solutions for grain and milling technology thanks to 30 years of industry experience.

Food technology

Excellent process knowledge guarantees customized control solutions for food technology.

Animal feed technology

Efficient control solutions for the animal feed industry are created on the foundation of expert knowledge.

Silos

Customized control solutions for silos that have been proven for decades.

Recycling & Environment

A wealth of process expertise paired with customized control solutions for new plants and plant modernizations.

Success stories

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 in an animal feed mill in Neu-Ulm

January 2021
KAMA-Kraftfutterwerk is located in Senden, near Neu-Ulm, Germany, and has relied on the expert support from BHS Control Systems for years. 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.

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.

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.

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.

Step-by-step modernization of a feed plant

October 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 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.

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.

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