How a Heat Treating Plant Ensures Tight Process Control and Exceptional Quality with Node-RED and InfluxDB
Session date: Mar 28, 2023 08:00am (Pacific Time)
American Metal Processing Company (“AMP”) is the US’ largest commercial rotary heat treat facility with customers in the automotive, construction, military, and agriculture industries. They use their atmosphere-protected rotary retort furnaces to provide their clients with three primary hardening services: neutral hardening (quench and temper), carburizing, and carbonitriding.
This furnace style ensures consistent, uniform heat treatment process vs. traditional batch-or-belt-style furnaces; excels at processing high volumes of smaller parts with tight tolerances; and improves the strength and toughness of plain carbon steels. Discover why AMP’s use of Telegraf, InfluxDB, Node-RED, and Grafana allows them to gain 24/7 insights into their plant operations and metallurgical results. Learn how they use time-stamped data to gain accurate metrics about their consumables usage, furnace profiles, and machine status.
Join this webinar as Grant Pinkos dives into:
- American Metal Processing’s approach to heat treating in a digitized environment through connected systems
- Their approach to collecting and measuring sensor data to enable predictive maintenance and improve product quality
- Why they need a time series database for managing and analyzing vast amounts of time-stamped data
President, American Metal Processing
Grant is the President of American Metal Processing located near Detroit, Michigan. He is a chemical engineer and MBA by trade and enjoys IIoT and Industry 4.0. He has held roles in process engineering, finance, and management for the past 25 years. As a firm believer in the saying "If you can't measure it, you can't manage it", he became interested in Time Series databases and found InfluxDB in 2020.