Power Systems Manufacturing (PSM), an Alstom Company, upgraded two vacuum furnaces at its F-Class gas-turbine reconditioning facility in Jupiter, Fla., addressing the need for a control and software solution that provides sophisticated process and recipe control as well as complete load traceability. PSM offers technologically advanced aftermarket gas-turbine components. PSM utilizes Super Systems Inc.’s 9220 process controller, which manages the furnace runs. SSi’s SuperDATA package works in conjunction with the 9220 controller and provides the database engine that matches recipes to parts and historical loads to process data.            

The 9220 controller provides an easy-to-use recipe builder with numerous operation codes that enable the furnace to process the parts appropriately. A simple search on load ID, customer or part gives all the information about the run that can be used by everyone, including but not limited to quality, production and customer service. The system also provides quick access to performance parameters regarding productivity, so management and planning can make better decisions with quick access to key data points.