Advanced Fiber Technologies (AFT) has successfully implemented Super Systems Inc. (SSi) controls and software to provide the vacuum heat-treat department with a new control panel at its Sherbrooke, Quebec, facility. The single-door control panel provides state-of-the-art technology for the drop-bottom vacuum furnace using Super Systems’ Model 9220 programmable multi-loop vacuum controller and an Allen Bradley PLC. SuperDATA, SSi’s supervisory control and data-acquisition software, allows operators and supervisors to have full control of the process, monitor alarms and event functions and view the process historically and in real time.

AFT has been making apertures for more than 100 years and has acquired recognized expertise in machining and fabrication. The company is dedicated to providing the industry with advanced pulp-screen components and optimized systems. SSi provided the turnkey installation in four weeks.