Furnace Monitoring System
The company's computer software system can monitor and control every furnace in a heat-treating facility. All lot data recipes, set points and alarm data can be entered from a bar code on the traveler to minimize human error. Alarms can be generated for low and high temperature, equipment high temperature, time overrun, etc. The software allows continuous monitoring of every furnace in real time, including alarms. Setup and operating levels are password protected. All lot data can be archived in an SQL database for easy viewing, and each lot run is displayed in color traces for the different parameters monitored. Lot data can be retrieved by date/lot number without having to store paper charts.