Item # M445 United Process Controls – Protherm 600 Programmable Controller

UPC – Protherm 600 Programmable Controller

UNIVERSAL PROGRAMMABLE CONTROLLERS FOR HEAT TREATMENT

Designed to monitor, control, record and archive heat treatment processes running in a furnace or simultaneously in multiple chambers. They are configurable for various types of batch and continuous furnaces. Installations are done on new or refurbished furnaces and are used for updating existing systems.

MAIN FEATURES

• Visual display of the connected furnace, chambers, different configured components (e.g.: furnace door,
recirculation turbines, etc.) and the loads
• Can hold up to 32 PID control-loops to regulate configured process parameters such as temperature,
furnace pressure as well as atmosphere parameters (e.g.: carbon potential, nitriding potential and oxygen potential)
• Load oriented treatments: real-time monitoring of jobs at all stages of the process and all chambers of the furnace
• All process parameters can be configured with alarm limits
• Notification and processing of alarms
• An online diffusion calculation provides the capability to control the process using the required target values
(e.g.: case depth, surface carbon content)
• Process variables can be viewed and recorded with chart recorders
• Log files in ASCII format can be downloaded to a remote computer for archiving
• Up to 99 treatments and templates can be created and modified

OPERATING CHARACTERISTICS

• Control knob or Touch-enabled screen enables user to select input fields and enter data
• Function keys are used for accessing the most important functions
• Users access to different functions is password protected
• A PC keyboard can be connected through a PS/2 port

BUILT-IN FUNCTIONS

• Mathematical model for calculating atmospheric parameters from gas inputs and sensor values
• Real-time carbon and/or nitrogen diffusion calculation
• Hardness profile calculation based on chemical
• composition, carbon or nitrogen content in the material, and quenching parameters

INTEGRATED WEB SERVER

• A remote computer can be connected to the device through a standard web browser
• Treatment logs in ASCII format are kept for 30 days and can be downloaded for further processing with any
appropriate PC software (e.g. Microsoft® Excel)
• A powerful Java based configuration tool can be downloaded and installed on a local PC for configuring
all device parameters

HARDWARE

Industrial PC with a 12“ color TFT display, seven function keys, numerical keypad, turn and press knob, serial port, keyboard port

Asking Price $3,250 USD