Sensors and controls have been the most rapidly changing aspect of the thermal processing industry over the past decade. Here are just a few of the leaps forward that have kept us on our toes:
On May 9-10, you can get a quick and profitable education about many of the latest sensors and control systems at Furnace Controls & Sensors 2006 Conference (link below) being held in Schaumburg, Ill., at the Hyatt Regency Woodfield. With support from the industry's leading sensor and controls suppliers like Yokogawa, Air Products, Eurotherm, Siemens, Super Systems Inc., Honeywell, Waukee, and a host of others, Industrial Heating is sponsoring this state-of-the-art conference to give your company the opportunity to learn about and fully utilize all the advances available.
Discussions on flowmeters & flow control, oxygen probes, infrared & dew point analyzers, temperature sensors & thermocouples, combustion controls & emission monitoring, and energy saving devices - to name a few - will help you make sure your processes are efficient and not costing you more money than they should.
Marathon Sensors Inc.'s Vice President Yvonne Spooner, for example, will be giving a discussion of how to eliminate/reduce shim stock testing to validate oxygen probe readings by using periodic in-situ infrared tests. As Honeywell marketing manager, Fred Vodde, indicated in an email, one of the main industrial control system advances has been the ability to communicate wirelessly. Although this technology has not been widely adopted in the thermal processing field, this conference will touch on some wireless capabilities that you might want to consider for your operation. (Honeywell will be making a presentation on "Control Instrumentation for Analyzers & Sensors.")
I hope you'll come or send someone from your organization to listen to over 15 industry experts explain how you can further improve your operational efficiency by upgrading your sensors and control.
See you in Schaumburg, May 9-10.