Industrial Heating – Process Automation
Intelligent Heat Treating© as named by Phoenix Heat Treating, deals with algorithms for controlling a defined process. Process control in heat treating is when the mechanical, electrical, atmospheres, temperature set-points, and timed process sequences are all handled by control-sensor technology. This eliminates the need for human involvement, dramatically improves process quality and provides real-time validation of the heat treating sequences. Automated control techniques allow temperatures and atmospheres to be guaranteed based on user-defined parameters, temperature ramp rates, atmosphere control and time for each step. As processes are completed, they are automatically time-stamped so an electronic record is stored along with all the process data. The record is then printed for the customer as a guaranteed proof of performance. Read more.