Process Control System (PCS)

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A next-generation process control system.

Your individually-tailored VISUALFURNACES 6 software upgrade.

EBNER products are constantly being refined and improved. Customer-oriented solutions and perfect technologies are our passion. The modules of VISUALFURNACES 6, with their wide range of performance-enhancing functions, are only one example of this.

The VISUALFURNACES 6 modules, developed in-house by EBNER, provide a individually-expandable process control system matched to a user’s needs.

The special features EBNER has integrated into the VISUALFURNACES 6 suite bring a customer’s facilities up to the highest standards of available technology.

MOBILEperfect module

Mobile visualization using tablets
The user interface of the Process Control System is available on a mobile device, enabling process supervision of the facility. This module is also used as the programming unit for the PLC.


Optimized stack handling
Stacks are formed according to the technological requirements of each coil, with the goal of achieving the best possible temperature uniformity and the highest possible furnace efficiency.


Facility efficiency analysis
Based on the standardized OEE (Overall Equipment Effectiveness) reference data system, downtimes are systematically recorded, assessed and used for calculating facility efficiency.


Process stability analysis
Using Statistical Process Control (SPC), the behaviors of particular processes are continuously supervised in order ensure early recognition of any deviation from a normal, stable process sequence.


Autonomous temperature calculation
Variable heating, cooling and purge times suitable for the material to be processed are calculated automatically, supervised during operation and corrected if needed.


Maintenance planning
This maintenance module simplifies administration and planning of the maintenance intervals defined in the user manual. Planning can be based on operating hours or elapsed time.


Status reports via text message (SMS) or email
Malfunction alarms are categorized by area of responsibility and can be activated individually for notification. If an activated alarm occurs, it is sent by email or text message.


Automatic hydrogen flowrate control
The ATMOSPHEREperfect module automatically regulates the hydrogen flowrate based on the current density of the workload space atmosphere. Long-term testing under production conditions has shown savings of up to 20 % in both electricity and hydrogen.


Worldwide access to production data
The ideal add-on to enable current production data to be viewed from a customer’s PC. A tabular overview of workbases with process data, the display of currently-outstanding alarms and access to archived data provide rapid assessment of the status of the facility.


Expanded material flow optimization tools
This module optimizes material flow. Among other features it can coordinate movement between a cold rolling mill and the bell annealer facility, taking into account both coil storage and relevant equipment.


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