Here is how SMSPrometheus® reduces fuel consumption: the system adopts heating strategies that decrease the temperature set points yet guarantee the required final stock target temperature. Right at the core of the program is a sophisticated mathematical model that simulates the heating curves inside the furnace for each stock. Next, there is a display showing the overall efficiency of the furnace in the form of heating balance diagrams. Also included are consumption and emission calculations that can be correlated to actual production data.
SMSPrometheus® constantly monitors the heating history parameters of each single workpiece. It works on a predictive basis, constantly making projections to estimate the development of the heating path. Using this as a basis, SMSPrometheus® continuously chooses and modifies the temperature set points. When coupled with Digiburn®, the system also optimizes the digital firing pattern.