About the Client

Arconic are world leaders in Aero-Engine and High Technology Manufacturing. The company have manufacturing facilities in five countries and is a world-leading provider of Seamless Rolled Rings, Closed Die Forgings, Open Die Forgings, Extruded Forgings and Speciality Metals to primarily the Aerospace market as well as a spectrum of related markets.

Specialist furnace plant is used to remove chemical impurities which enable the manufacture of an end product which is clean and has a consistent make-up, required for such precision components.


The Project

Throughout the company’s manufacturing facilities a number of SCADA systems are used to provide control and operator visualisation to the furnace control systems. The system is used to load furnace setup instructions and record process variables of each batch, critical for product compliance and quality assurance.

A virtualised system was deployed to provide redundancy of the existing furnace control system. The system was configured to provide failover for
both application and process data in the event of PC hardware failure, allowing the plant to continue operation.

The virtualised dashboard provides the companies central IT team full access to the systems status and diagnostics with an Email alert facility indicating system activity and inactivity.


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