Super Systems Inc. (Cincinnati, Ohio) will provide state-of-the-art controls and software as part of Ford Motor Company’s $200 million investment at its Sharonville, Ohio, transmission plant. The controls and software will be used in Ford’s heat-treating department. Super Systems will be supplying its supervisory control and data-acquisition software, SuperDATA™, which allows operators and supervisors to have full control of the process and view the process historically and in real time.
The 2.3-million-square-foot Sharonville plant has been in operation since 1958 and is considered a center of excellence within Ford for its production of gears and transmission components. The facility has supplied transmissions used in Ford’s F-series pickup trucks, Econoline vans, rear-wheel-drive sport utility vehicles and large sedans.