German technology firm KERN Safety Systems was nominated to design, manufacture and implement the safety equipment for a hot strip mill of a large steel producer in Duisburg in Germany. The overall package includes around 450 running meters of KERN VARIO ULTRA type safety fence and 55 safety access doors. The scope of delivery also includes motorized sliding gates and electro-hydraulic barrier systems, as well as the integration of the new systems into the existing system electrics.The customer has been using the KERN safety devices for many years. Implementation of the new project is planned for first quarter of 2023.A few years ago, KERN Industrie Automation expanded its portfolio as a full-service provider for safety-related retrofits with the development of a practice-oriented safety fence system from in-house production. On request, we support our customers through all phases of project planning, from risk assessment up to achievement of conformity for common standards such as Machinery Directive or CE.