While advanced control systems require greater initial investment, the return is ease of use, elimination of operator errors and optimal heat-treating efficiency.
Today, there are more furnace control choices and options available than ever before. With the continued improvement and advancement of controller features, the end user has much to consider when choosing a control system for a new furnace or retrofitting existing equipment. From everyday operation to long-term data storage and system complexity, costs will vary as much as one can imagine in functionality. This article focuses on a few examples with some features of the most commonly requested systems implemented on furnaces today.