GRAIN AND MILLING TECHNOLOGY

Shaped by decades of experience

Optimal control solutions for grain and milling technology

BHS has more than 30 years of industry experience in grain and milling technology. Our expert team can draw on knowledge gathered from countless projects – over 50 mills use control solutions from BHS Control Systems in southern Germany alone. We can directly meet all of the requirements posed by grain and milling technology thanks to our relevant process expertise and specialized solutions BHS Control Systems assists grain and milling customers all over the world and implements the perfect control solutions.

Customized control solutions for mills

BHS Control Systems uses its extensive industry expertise to plan and implement tailored control and automation solutions for the entire plant to specifically control all production conditions and meet the customer’s exact individual requirements. Our solutions target the entire control and automation of the plant, across all process steps from receiving to loading.

We boast an intricate understanding and knowledge of the processes and with the WinCC OA toolkit we have an almost ready-made solution that is a benchmark on the market. Unlike other providers, our WinCC OA toolkit allows us to cover the majority of requirements directly. Plus, we make customized adjustments in no time at all.

The proven systems from BHS Control Systems enable evaluations specially designed for mills to be carried out – on mill throughput, for example.

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
  • Optimized WinCC OA toolkit for batch processes
  • Extensive consulting expertise
  • Evaluations and tools especially for mills
  • 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.

 

Technologies

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.

 

 

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.

Profibus and Profinet

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

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.

OPC technology

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

Success stories

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.

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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