Italian steelmaker Cogne Acciai Speciali has engaged Automazioni Industriali Capitanio to revamp its stainless steel bar rolling mill in Aosta in Italy. Pointing to the most technologically leading-edge applications on the market, the new configuration will be powered by Siemens SINAMICS S120 multi drives system and brand-new motors modules. The target of the intervention will entail the DC to AC conversion on eight existing rolling stands (3-6, 9-12), providing even lower lifecycle costs and greater power performance, ensuring efficiency for the entire system. The current automation will not be converted and will be integrated into the new layout with the collaboration of the industrial automation company Alping Italia. Rounding out the package of an estimated EUR 1.6 million value, AIC will provide a turn-key plant.Cogne Acciai Speciali's main problems in the plant were related to motors obsolescence and the TB reliability. Replacing the obsolete systems will guarantee the utmost accuracy, the quality in the maintenance processes as well as a predictive diagnostic control, getting closer to a 4.0 and data-driven industry. The new design will also mark a rethinking of the whole plant: the flexible configuration will even admit the forthcoming test on motley metallurgical products and will offer greater lean supply management with standardized motors drives along with the TB.AIC and Cogne have already aligned their efforts by safely upgrading the automation on the finishing area for both wire rod and Garrett lines in the same rolling mill at the beginning of 2021. The commissioning stage has been scheduled for Summer 2022.