Melt-Manager® Plus® Control Systems provide a higher level of melt automation technology to support furnace melt controls, diagnostic analysis and customer network, and communication interface.
Melt-Manager® Plus® Control Systems are computer-based applications that are formatted for touch-screen, flat-panel computers, and provide an “easy to use” graphic interface, where most screens are accessed with a single touch. The graphic screens will assist the operator throughout the complete melting process.
Melt Control Modes for kWh Melting:
Assists in accurately reaching the desired pouring temperature with hold-power setting; optimizes power usage and reduces electric utility charges; includes cold start scheduling for pre-heating the furnace to improve production efficiency, and for sintering, for reducing manpower requirements and improving lining life.
Data History and Trending:
Provides automatic collection of operational data that can be displayed on trend charts to provide operators and managers with a graphical rendering of the melt system’s daily operational history.
Events and Alarm Logging:
Records and displays the system’s alarm and events history from a date calendar, providing operators and managers with a clear view of daily operations, making it easy to identify utilization factors, overall production efficiency and any operational delays.
Offers complete system I/O signal diagnostic information available via a comprehensive color coded screen to explore troubleshooting processes and provide inverter information and communications activity.
Ethernet Industrial Protocol:
For customer systems to gain access to melt process run-time and diagnostic data formatted for PLCs and Host Computer Systems.
|Formatted for Operator-friendly, Color Touch-Screen, Flat-panel Computers
|Monitors, Displays and Records the Power Supply Meter Readings
|Displays and Records System Events and Alarms
|Automated Control of the Complete Melt Cycle
|Displays and Records Melt Control Operating Status
|Schedule Input for Automated Cold Start Control
|Permits Heating Profile Input for Automatic Lining Sintering
|Calculates Furnace Inductance for Lining Condition Estimate
|Comprehensive Diagnostic Checks
|Provides Event Information Associated with Incoming AC Line Voltage
|Provides Event Information to Alert Users to Potential Arcing Situations
|Includes Built-In Safety Features to Maintain Proper Operation
|Maintains Record of Kilowatt Hours Used
|Provides Daily Data Log Files for Metering, Alarms, Events and Inductance
|Text Messaging Option for Selectable Melt Control Status, Alarms and Events
|Temperature Monitoring Interface
|Advanced Sensors Network Interface
|Ethernet Industrial Protocols Interface
|Computer Networking Over Ethernet