Burgess-Norton Upgrades Furnace Controls
July 17, 2012
United Process Controls (UPC) was selected to upgrade the furnace controls at Burgess-Norton’s powder-metal plant in Geneva, Ill. UPC supplied Protherm-based controls for an Ipsen pusher furnace. The new controls use the Protherm 600 to monitor and control furnace-line operations, including temperature, carbon potential, push time with temperature and atmosphere tolerance, quench-oil temperature, washer temperature and draw-furnace temperature. An independent chart recorder was also interfaced to the Protherm 600 for automatic redundant storage of the backup archives.