American Heat Treating Upgrades Furnace Controls
Super Systems Inc. (SSi) delivered a complete furnace control panel for a continuous austemper line at American Heat Treating Inc. of Monroe, Conn. The continuous shaker austemper line has delivered millions of parts for many industries. American Heat Treating sought to implement more automation and traceability. The project provides updated control equipment with a centralized control panel, traceability to process parameters, automated atmosphere control with redundancy, reduced floor space and an easy-to-use operator interface. The furnace control panel will use the SSi Compact HMI interface to the PLC and 9205 process controller. Compact HMI will provide control to all I/O points, including I/O for temperatures, atmosphere, automatic feeder and belt speeds. An extensive alarming system will provide fast notification of critical conditions with suggested resolutions.