SSi completes upgrades at Milacron in Mt. Orab, Ohio

Included in the Milacron job were new control cabinets, atmosphere flow panels, SCADA software, and a new ammonia dissociator. (Courtesy: Super Systems Inc.)

Super Systems, Inc. recently completed major upgrades to the heat-treating assets at Milacron LLC in Mt. Orab, Ohio.

The end goal of a modern controls and SCADA infrastructure led the Milacron team to SSi knowing that it had the resources and skills to tackle a job as large as this one. Included in the scope of work were new control cabinets, atmosphere flow panels, SCADA software, and a new ammonia dissociator. Equipment addressed as part of the upgrade were two pit nitriders, two pit tempers, one pit carburizer, one integral quench furnace, one batch temper, one oil quench, and the new ammonia dissociator with controls. All furnaces are capable of running recipes to automate processes, creating an easy-to-use interface for operators and centrally controlled and operated using the SuperDATA SCADA package providing proof of process and quick access to real-time and historical process and load data.

“We were very happy to be the chosen provider of the heat-treat automation project with Milacron,” said Bob Fincken, national sales manager with Super Systems. “Our products and services were a perfect fit for the heat-treat department needs addressing gas flow control with our eFlo product line, recipe controls with our 9205 and 9215 products, data acquisition with SuperDATA, and all the installation and project management carried out by our field engineering team.”

Jeff Bissantz, project engineer, who led the Milacron team said, “We are very happy we chose Super Systems over the competition. The quality and workmanship sets them apart from others in the industry.”

Super Systems Inc., based in Cincinnati, Ohio, has been developing and manufacturing products for the thermal processing industry since 1995. SSi’s products include probes, analyzers, flow meters, controllers, software solutions, and engineered systems.

Milacron is a global leader in the manufacture, distribution, and service of highly engineered and customized systems within the plastic technology and processing industry.