Chapter 2. Automatic Controls for Metal Preparation Systems

  1. John B. Wachtman Jr.
  1. Dana Wregglesworth

Published Online: 26 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470313275.ch2

Proceedings of the 52nd Porcelain Enamel Institute Technical Forum: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 12, Issue 5/6

Proceedings of the 52nd Porcelain Enamel Institute Technical Forum: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 12, Issue 5/6

How to Cite

Wregglesworth, D. (1991) Automatic Controls for Metal Preparation Systems, in Proceedings of the 52nd Porcelain Enamel Institute Technical Forum: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 12, Issue 5/6 (ed J. B. Wachtman), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470313275.ch2

Author Information

  1. Parker + Amchem 32100 Stephenson Highway Madison Heights, MI 48071

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1991

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470375075

Online ISBN: 9780470313275

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Keywords:

  • metal preparation systems;
  • product quality;
  • controls technology;
  • sensor selection;
  • data management

Summary

Automatic control systems for metal preparation process systems are available and effective. Such systems range from simple single input through programmable logic-controlled (PLC) full array multifunction systems. The “hard boarded” single or double input systems usually offer control for process chemistries and temperatures with some degree of output for historical data and backups. The multifunction systems offer full control for the “Wet Section” process system including chemistry, process bath levels, process temperatures, process spray pressure monitor I alarms, line starts/stops, product serialization, and process documentation including remote line parameter control and full SPC/SQC charting.