Italian automation technology provider AIC after the annual stoppage, interventions of the Cogne Acciai Speciali’s TB bar mill in Aosta were successfully completed and work involved the 8 existing stands 3-6 and 9-12 before schedule. Principal issues concerned obsolete equipment and TB dependability; thus the upgrade involved the drives and motors and the integration of the renovated Siemens SINAMCIS S120 800kW modules. The dismantling of old switchboards& transformers and repositioning of upgraded models clears the way for more precise equipment management.The revamping occurred before the deadline and ran smoothly thanks to AIC team resilience and adaptability to events and to the existing PLC- connected to 2 different suppliers with different standards (S5 and S7).Phase 2, scheduled for 2023, will see the completion of work for an additional 6 stands in order to guarantee total flexibility for the entire rolling production potential and even greater performance.Cogne Acciai Speciali is a world leader in stainless steel long products. The company comprises a steel mill, the forge, a hot rolling mill and a finishing area. The production area is equipped with: EAF, UHP, AOD converter, RH degassing, continuous casting, rolling mill, rod rolling mill and finishing facilities. Cogne Acciai Speciali specialises in top quality products such as bars, blooms, billets and wire rods etc.AIC Capitanio Tailored Automation is a global system integrator that designs, manufactures and commission’s turn-key plants worldwide, providing advanced and tailored automation and mechatronics solutions for the steel industry, with the aim to continuously improve efficiencies, competitiveness and safety of the production processes. With more than 1500 applications worldwide and more than 45 years of history, AIC can boast a unique experience in both greenfield and revamping projects, especially in meltshops and long products rolling mills.