This company operates furnaces melting base metals for production of various wires. In a continuous process it became a problem to control furnace performance. In extreme cases overheating the furnace would result in the need for emergency shutdown to avoid catastrophe.
They needed a solution that would withstand the rigors of their environment and provide them real time trend information so corrective actions could be taken to assure product quality and avoid catastrophe. An automated system sensing the process and sending trend information to operators has provided them with this wanted capability.
After nearly a year of use, the company reports it has nearly eliminated the issue saving the company an estimated $1 million in poor quality and downtime in only the first year of use.