Despatch Industries Introduces New Focal Point™ Process Control System
Minneapolis, Minn., U.S.A. – October 10, 2011 - Despatch Industries, the world’s leading thermal processing equipment provider for over one hundred years, proudly announces its new PC-based process control system, Focal Point™. The Focal Point™ system is Despatch’s latest innovation in process control, data acquisition and reporting for the composite curing market. Focal Point™ fully controls the curing process and documents all process information, providing traceability and validation of part quality on all Despatch composite curing ovens.
“We are pleased to offer our customers in the composite curing market this advanced control system,” states Brad Rohlf, Product Manager. “Our customers appreciate the Focal Point™ system’s ability to both control and validate process profiles to pre-programmed recipes. This is a critical feature that ensures part quality and process traceability.”
Focal Point™ offers precise process control with lead-lag temperature control and an advanced recipe editor for programming temperature and vacuum profiles. During the curing cycle, run status and all process values can be monitored from the display panel. Focal Point™ utilizes remote I/O architecture to create a platform that can easily be customized for a wide range of applications. Remote modules, such as thermocouples and vacuum or compressed air sub-systems, can be added to the platform and can communicate with the oven PLC through Ethernet connection.
Despatch has specialized in thermal processing for over 100 years and is actively using this technical expertise to provide innovative solutions to critical applications in a broad range of markets and cutting edge technology worldwide.