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SMART Energy Consumption
Electricity is a substantial contributor to operation costs, especially for large, high temperature furnace systems. AVS installs voltage and current transducers on all of our new furnaces. These not only allow the ACE™ Control System to monitor for faults, like heater arcing, but also to measure power consumption in real time. In locales where exceeding power consumption limits can result in significant fees or surcharges, power usage feedback can be processed by the PLC to avoid heavy power utilization during peak hours. Where electric utility providers supply digital feedback signals, the ACE™ can allow a dynamic maximum kW draw based on power / demand values, enabling an AVS furnace to self-regulate, preserving maximum productivity, while avoiding excessive energy costs.