C3 Data’s real-time pyrometry compliance software enables digital uploading of certificate data of all TT Electronics’ thermocouples. TT Electronics is a U.K.-based provider of thermocouples and advanced electronic technologies for performance-critical applications in the heat-treatment industry.
Careful preparation and planning as to how pyrometry requirements should be implemented are essential from a practical perspective, especially for ever-increasing automated and complex multistage, semi-continuous or continuous processes.
Effective immediately, C3 Data’s real-time pyrometry compliance status can directly inform Bluestreak, a heat-treat manufacturing execution system (MES) and quality management system (QMS), whether parts about to be loaded into a specific furnace meet AMS 2750 compliance. This collaboration enables two informational platforms to work in unison, effectively eliminating human-error-prone (manual) processes associated with pyrometry compliance. Since Bluestreak is already used by many heat treaters, operators will have the C3 pyrometry compliance connected to Bluestreak in real-time.
Seebeck discovered that when two dissimilar metals are connected (“junctioned”) together, a minute electric potential will be generated. This phenomenon, known as the Seebeck Effect, is the basis of how a thermocouple functions.
The Nadcap® program is an industry-managed approach to conformity assessment that brings together technical experts from both industry and government to establish requirements for accreditation, accredit suppliers and define operational program requirements.
The COVID-19 pandemic is still ongoing at the time of writing. Terminology we were not familiar with before has entered our vocabulary. Social distancing, shelter-in-place and furlough are now part of our daily lexicon. These are all measures, among others, instituted to protect us.
August 10, 2020
Just like individuals, each business will have its unique challenges and some commonalities as well. For heat treaters, the need to maintain customer approvals, industry accreditations, equipment calibration and furnace efficiency are vital to their current and future ability to provide heat-treatment services. Yet these are not easy to achieve in optimal conditions, and today’s world is indisputably suboptimal.
Questions about AMS 2750 are common for readers of this journal. We review the impact of this important pyrometry specification to help you deal with the complexities and unknowns in the high-temperature environment of sintering.
Many engineers see CQI-9 as a useful quality checklist that ensures efficient and issue-free processing, while others see it as a burdensome list of requirements that wastes time and money. If the self-assessment document is treated as a box-ticking exercise, it is indeed a waste of resources.