As part of the Mill Pulse suite order, Liberty Steel & Wire has contracted Russula to upgrade the two-strand wire mill located in Peoria in Illinois in USA. The objective is to upgrade the existing control system and drives that have become obsolete and are expensive to maintain. The upgraded areas will be controlled by the modern Siemens Simatic S7-1500 series hardware and Wonderware Intouch interface, which will improve performance, facilitate training, spares and plant wide information gathering and reporting. Russula will supply pre-tested Sinamics drives will be supplied mounted in a new line-up of cabinets, to minimize wiring and installation on-site. Drive power distribution will be reutilized. An existing Wonderware InTouch HMI station will be integrated into the new Siemens Simatic S7-1500 automation system. New screens will be designed for the operation and supervision of the rod outlets area. Russula will also supply a new control desk designed for comfort and optimal workflow.The startup of all systems is scheduled for 2023.Liberty Steel & Wire had placed an order with Russula for the full Mill Pulse suite, the Russula solution for Manufacturing Execution Systems, designed exclusively for rolling steel in April 2022. The MES solution is framed within the broader scope of an electrical and automation upgrade for the two-strand wire rod mill, which will improve mill performance, plant-wide information gathering, and reporting. Mill Pulse will enable Liberty Steel & Wire to organize plant production and tracking, manage raw materials and finished products, collect and control data, reporting, and KPI monitoring. It will provide Liberty with a simple, consistent, and intuitive tool for pacing production; having a global view of production pace provides an efficiency goal for the rolling mill staff to achieve the final customer demand. Mill Pulse will also simplify the internal change over or setup procedure, eliminating nonessential operations, creating standardized work orders and checklists assigned to user roles within the Mill Setup.