Modernization of control system of old vacuum furnaces using PC and Control Web

Kolář Zdeněk - Manobike Zdeněk Kolář (Czech Republic)

The article describes the technical and operational experience of replacing the original control systems of six older vacuum furnaces Ipsen and Schmetz. It follows up the selection of the proper control program, the cooperation between metalurgist, programmer and maintenance staff in furnace revitalization as well as the technical aspects of this modernization. Finally, we describe how to build a process database with the ability to store the progress of each process.

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