The Protherm 9800 is a modular production management software for supervising, controlling and archiving heat treating processes and heat treatment installations. It delivers everything to optimize the performance and efficiency of a heat treatment plant operating a variety of furnaces as well as automatic handling machinery. By combining process control, equipment integration, and automation capabilities, the Protherm 9800 provides a comprehensive approach to plant wide supervisory control and management.


  • Highly detailed visual displays of all connected furnaces and other equipment
  • Scalable set of functions ranging from preparation, process control and quality control with ability to integrate into resource and planning systems.
  • Module for fully automated production system.
  • Easily interfaces with existing planning and production systems.
  • Possibility of simulating heat treatments to optimize processes and obtain desired end-results.
  • System is easily operated by anyone with a basic knowledge of Windows® type of programs.


The system structure is based on three scalable tiers with add-on modules for specific requirements. The Protherm 9800 Chart Recorder basically offers batch-based production logs, alarm and event logging. It can be upgraded to the full Protherm 9800 SCADA & Process Control System (PCS), which includes the chart recorder features plus recipe interface for various furnaces, internal programmer functions, the Process-Electronic Diffusion Simulation Model, lab reports, maintenance scheduler and more. The SCADA & PCS tier can be further upscaled to the Protherm Manufacturing Execution System (MES) with such modules as Equipment Usage Calculation, Outage Documentation, Consumption Evaluation, Part Serial Number Tracking, Load Planning & Tracking System, Lights-out Automation and Statistical Process Control.



  • Database: Module for storing and accessing materials, treated parts and treatments database
  • Monitoring of Jobs: Process control through the use of treatments and controllers
  • Alarms: Real-time monitoring of jobs being processed
  • Furnace Capacity: Furnace load capacity analysis
  • Load Sequence / Job Planning:Module for planning optimal load sequences and jobs
  • Archiving:Archiving of heat treatments (furnace log book)
  • Reporting: Reporting of heat treatment processes
  • User Access Management Defining user access, rights and privileges through password protection



  • Quality Control Module: Comprehensive quality control system. Fully configurable.
  • Utilization Module: Calculation of furnace utilization, including statistics on tonnage, down times, occupancy and utilization for a single furnace, group of furnaces, a treatment, a part or a group of parts.
  • Scheduling Module: Optimization of the process scheduling with a graphical display of the planned and measured values, the furnace downtime and warnings and errors.
  • Alarm Notification Module: Transfers alarms to a specified communication device, e.g., phone, mobile, or email.
  • Remote Service Module: Remote support and system maintenance using a modem, ISDN-router or Internet tunneling.
  • Integration Module: Integration of customer specific extensions and modifications. Possibility of incorporating additional equipment such as a PLC and controlling and recording their values.