OptoNews: Manufacturer wants distributed intelligence for industrial process

Posted by Jean Femia on Oct 26, 2016 3:09:07 PM

Toyo Tanso case studyGraphite isn't just for lubrication and No. 2 pencils anymore.

Today it's a key ingredient in many industries, and the finest graphite is essential for nuclear power and semiconductors.

Toyo Tanso Japan was the first company to achieve mass production of this fine-grade isotropic graphite. Their subsidiary, Toyo Tanso USA, manufactures isotropic graphite and also provides graphite-related silicon carbide surface treatments to customers.

For this process Toyo Tanso USA needed a rugged control system with plenty of I/O options. The multiple vessels involved in the process require precise control of interacting systems in a busy, tough industrial setting. 

Toyo Tanso looked for a system that could provide distributed control for maintaining critical setpoints and also be easily programmed and deployed.

A bonus? The ability to alert operators to dangerous gases via smartphone.

Learn more about their process and system of choice in our new case study

Read the Toyo Tanso case study

Topics: Case studies, Process control, groov, optonews, PACs, mobile, PID loop control, OptoNews 2016-10-26

Written by Jean Femia

Jean Femia writes about technical subjects and has focused on automation and control systems for more than 15 years. She likes learning about technology and taking corners in her Honda S2000.
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