Rock Island Arsenal (RIA) has contracted Super Systems Inc. (SSi) to upgrade the control architecture and technology used in its heat-treat facility. SSi instrumentation, software and field services will provide all the necessary capabilities, including turnkey installation, training and programming. SSi instrumentation will control and monitor over 300 I/O process points in the heat-treating department. These points are made available to plant personnel at the click of a button using the integrated control and software from SSi. The upgrade includes the SSi 9205 programmable multi-loop atmosphere controller, which is specially designed for atmosphere-furnace applications using recipe programming, Ethernet communication, built-in data logging and expandable I/O.
The instruments will communicate directly to the SCADA control network, including Allen Bradley PLCs, to provide error-free control with complete traceability.
RIA is the largest government-owned and operated arsenal. The facility, located in Rock Island, Ill., manufactures equipment used to support military field operations.
Super Systems to Upgrade Rock Island Arsenal Controls, Software
January 20, 2009