Super Systems performs controls upgrade for furnace


Super Systems, Inc. recently completed a controls upgrade for Elmira Heat Treat in Elmira, New York. The scope of the project included a new 9220 control system for a vacuum furnace. The 9220 is a robust vacuum furnace recipe-based controller which is the command center for control, I/O, and redundant data logging for the processes performed on the equipment. The instrument was integrated into their existing plant-wide SuperDATA SCADA package for plant wide visibility, historical load tracking and recipe selection based on shop order part numbers.

Assistant plant manager Gregg Bixler is already familiar with SSI products. Elmira makes use of SSI equipment on their batch IQ, temper, car bottom, and nitriding furnaces, as well as SSI’s SuperDATA and load entry software.

“SSI has been great to work with, from installation and training to ongoing support. We have been using their equipment for years and the reliability, traceability and efficiency that it has given us has really streamlined our operation,” said Bixler.

“We have been working with Elmira for years,” said Jim Oakes, SSI president. “Thanks to that ongoing relationship, SSI has an in-depth understanding of their needs. We look forward to continuing to provide Elmira with products that allow them to be a top-tier heat treat provider for their customers.”

Elmira Heat Treating is the premier thermal processing provider in western New York, offering carburizing, hardening, nitriding, and vacuum services. Founded in 1962, their 80,000-square-foot plant serves a wide variety of customers in various industries. Elmira’s team has more than 100 years of combined experience in offering quality products and services to the heat treat market.