FOOD TECHNOLOGY

Excellent process knowledge guarantees efficient solutions

Customized control solutions for food technology

BHS Control Systems has years of experience in the planning and implementation of control and automation plants. Our experts leverage their outstanding process expertise to design the control technology to specifically control the requested production conditions and meet the customer’s exact individual requirements.

Our solutions from BHS Control Systems target the entire control and automation of the plant, across all process steps from receiving to mixing, grinding, pressing, and extruding to loading.

We boast an intricate understanding and knowledge of the processes. With the WinCC OA toolkit we have an almost ready-made solution that is a benchmark on the market. Unlike other providers, BHS Control Systems’ process expertise is founded by particularly extensive project experience. Our toolkit allows us to cover the majority of requirements directly. Plus, we make customized adjustments in no time at all.

BHS Control Systems also offers assistance in auditing, validation, and documentation in addition to the respective control and automation solution. This is also an area where customers benefit from decades of industry experience.

Benefits at a glance:

  • Efficient and customized control and automation solutions
  • Excellent process knowledge
  • Optimized WinCC OA toolkit for batch processes
  • Maximum process reliability and batch tracing
  • Extensive consulting expertise
  • Support in auditing and validation

Turnkey plant automation

Tailored to individual process requirements – BHS Control Systems uses its wealth of process expertise to plan and implement turnkey control solutions

 

Turnkey plant automation

Tailored to individual process requirements – BHS Control Systems uses its wealth of process expertise to plan and implement turnkey control solutions

 

Modernization for plant control systems

Reliability without an expiration date – many plants use control systems that are no longer supported by the vendor. BHS Control Systems brings your plant control system up to date.

 

Modernization for plant control systems

Reliability without an expiration date – many plants use control systems that are no longer supported by the vendor. BHS Control Systems brings your plant control system up to date.

 

Formula systems – Control system for formula-dependent processes

Formula control systems from BHS Control Systems are tried and tested in milling technology.

 

Formula systems – Control system for formula-dependent processes

Formula control systems from BHS Control Systems are tried and tested in milling technology.

 

Batch tracing

An overview of the entire supply chain – using batch tracing to ensure process reliability is a matter of course for us.

 

Batch tracing

An overview of the entire supply chain – using batch tracing to ensure process reliability is a matter of course for us.

 

Solutions

Retrofitting for plant control systems

Whether you are changing up your processes or optimizing your plant – BHS Control Systems ensures that all of the adaptations that need to be made to the control solution run smoothly.

 

Integration of additional plant control systems

Safely integrate third-party systems easily thanks to the open interface architecture

Customized solutions

Customized solutions – tailored to your individual requirements and combined with expert consulting, planning, and programming.

Process visualization and simulations

Visualize processes clearly – graphical representation of all processes

PLC programming

The highest quality programmable logic controllers – the latest control technology for machines and plants

ERP connections

Intelligently network data – connect to ERP systems – an uninterrupted flow of data and data integration across all levels

Continuous and batch-based processes

Planning and implementation of control and automation solutions for continuous and batch-based processes.

Installation and commissioning

Smooth and reliable – online or onsite – live production after smooth installation  and commissioning

Formula systems – Control system for formula-dependent processes

Formula control systems from BHS Control Systems are tried and tested in milling technology.

 

Batch tracing

An overview of the entire supply chain – using batch tracing to ensure process reliability is a matter of course for us.

 

Technologies

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.

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.

 

 

Profibus and Profinet

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

OPC technology

Universal communication technology, no matter the manufacturer – Open Platform Communications (OPC) ensure data is exchanged smoothly in automation technology.

TeamViewer and Scalance

Simple and reliable remote maintenance – in TeamViewer and Scalance, BHS Control Systems uses probably the most widely used global platforms and technologies for remote access and online collaboration.

Success stories

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.

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.

News

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.

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