CONTROL SYSTEMS UPGRADES & RETROFITS
WHY CHOOSE THE VAS FURNACE MANAGEMENT AND CONTROL SYSTEM (FMCS)?
Programme automated cycles, secure visibility over furnace performance and control multiple machines from one location using the VAS fully networkable Furnace Management and Control System (FMCS).
VAS’s FMCS is an in-house hardware and software solution for managing and controlling furnace machines across your site. Our solution is easy to use and can be integrated with a variety of production management software.
The VAS system can carry out centralised quality assurance (QA) processes including automated cycle costing and buy-off reports. It is also able to produce individual part QA reports using multiple-part loads, quick response (QR) barcode facilities and send out out-of-process alerts by email or SMS in real time.
The VAS FMCS enables the viewing of multiple machines from a single location with an offline process profile viewer/editor.
Compliant with AMS2750F and NADCAP, it is being used across the heat treatment industry.
Shaped by our in-house experts and based on their in-depth understanding of production, the VAS FMCS software can be directed to meet the needs of each client as required.
FUTURE-PROOFING YOUR OPERATION
By upgrading the control system, you ensure furnace optimal operation while removing the need to source old/obsolete parts, a process which clients find time consuming and costly. The VAS FMCS system effectively future-proofs your operation and your investment.
The technology in our control systems prevents production loss through human error and improves machine safety, giving you peace of mind.
BETTER FURNACE AND PART SAFETY
The VAS FMCS is designed to work alongside existing client systems for smooth installation and minimal disruption to operations.
Linking with the VAS remote monitoring system and a range of production management software, it is fully networkable on standard Windows PCs and servers with a full offline cycle profile editor and viewer, all set up to keep each furnace live.
The VAS FMCS can be linked to enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems for work scheduling capabilities, to help every client manage their furnaces operation better.
OVERALL EQUIPMENT EFFECTIVENESS (OEE)
MONITORING AND REPORTING
Our system provides critical information to each client’s team to enable decisions to be made in advance of a failure or fault happening.
Our clients can take a proactive approach to furnace maintenance, reducing the risk of accruing unexpected costs.
FULLY BACKED BY WORLD-CLASS SERVICE
HOW WE CAN HELP YOU
The VAS FMCS was designed for use on any of the following equipment:
Vacuum furnaces (heating/brazing/melting/casting
Vacuum drying ovens
VAS will supply and install the hardware and software across any machine listed above to businesses across the UK. Being modular, FMCS can be shaped by our in-house team to meet specific requirements. Enquire now for more information.
VAS can provide upgrades, refurbishments and completely new control systems on existing vacuum furnaces and related equipment. Upgrading an existing system can be more cost effective, especially when budgets are limited. Refurbishments consist of upgrades to the instrumentation, including refurbishment of the existing switchgear and a new control system.
VAS can meet all needs regarding customer control systems, which play an integral part on vacuum furnaces. An on-site evaluation can be carried out to determine customer specifications and achievable deliverables. All electrical component manufacturers can be accommodated. Please see a selection of potential hardware producers:
Eurotherm / Schneider