Italian Feralpi Group’s wire rods manufacturer Caleotto has restarted the production in Lecco’s line after the latest safety upgrade was finalized by AIC in mid-January. The project basically has consisted in improving roughing and 1&2 intermediate mill area, through new software integration for interblocks and access management. Part of the job even entailed renewed drives. The plant has been split into individual security areas to coordinate and control access, as well as avoid shutdowns. Moreover, smart locks in the loading and unloading areas, linked to the plant network, will safely guarantee management and cutting operations.As a benefit, operators who have requested the safety of the area can inhibit any other operation: this will prevent incorrect or involuntary re-closing, preventing the possible restart of the machines and of the whole system.Caleotto, member of the Feralpi Group, is a leader in the production of special steels. Active for over 100 years in the steel industry, it has been one of the longest-lasting businesses of the Lecco district. Its ongoing research and development activities and investments in innovation are aimed at improving production efficiency at the Caleotto manufacturing plant and ensuring delivery of high-quality products and customer service.Italian Automazioni Industriali Capitanio is a leading company that since 1975 designs and produces highest quality industrial automation systems all over the world, with the aim to continuously improve both efficiency, competitiveness and safety of the production processes.