As an industry, heat treatment is probably fairly conservative when it comes to technological progress, but I’m pleased to work for a manufacturer that is constantly expanding, innovating, and developing its product range. In 2001, SSi produced the first PGA3000 to verify and troubleshoot the a gas carburising furnace’s carbon potential. Today, SSi produces (what I think is) the heat treatment industry’s most comprehensive range of gas analysers, comprising:
SGA (new) single gas analysers available in OEM or wall mounted versions.
PGA portable multi gas analysers.
MZA multi gas, multi zone gas analysers available in wall mounted or Rittal cabinet versions.
Pictured is a recently completed MGA and MZA installation at a UK aerospace manufacturer. The system measures and automatically corrects the Carbon Potential on three pit furnaces and three endothermic gas generators.
Below are some recently installed systems that demonstrate the versatility of the current range of gas analysers:
4 Zone MZA Rittal Cabinet for a global bearing manufacturer
Rack mounted MGA to replace a Siemens Ultramat 23
4 Zone standard MZA for a global fastener manufacturer
An MZA system was recently installed and commissioned in Holland. The CQI-9 compliant system automatically monitors continuous furnaces and endothermic gas generators. It saves process engineers many hours (and many miles) per week versus manual checks.
Please contact us to discuss any of the standard or custom systems mentioned in this blog post!