|[April 04, 2013]
Powerit Solutions and Inductotherm Corp. Work Together on the First Powerit Demand-Control Ready Inductotherm Furnace
SEATTLE --(Business Wire)--
Inductotherm is helping customers effortlessly control energy use for
savings and sustainability by offering a unique option to make its
furnaces plug-and-play ready for the most advanced industrial demand
management technology. Inductotherm is the only furnace manufacturer to
offer three furnace lines shipped prewired for Powerit Solutions' Spara
DM™ demand management technology, which allows users to optimize peak
demand control and participate in smart grid programs.
"We are very pleased that the first Powerit-enabled furnace recently
shipped. Throughout our 60-year history, Inductotherm has been
continuously developing new ways to support our customers' production
needs. Today it is more important than ever to maximize each kilowatt
that goes into the melt, which is why Charlie Vivian and all our
district managers continue to work together with companies such as
Powerit. It's another example of the many ways we support customers like
Milwaukee Valve," said Joe Belsh, Senior Vice President of Sales &
Service at Inductotherm Corp.
Milwaukee Valve Company, the first recipient of a prewired furnace, was
ready to install new Inductotherm induction furnace power supplies.
Upgrading the company's Powerit Energy Director system to Spara DM at
the same time was an ideal solution. Foundry Manager Roy Pickhard wanted
to ensure that the controls in place with his legacy Powerit system
would work with his new furnace power supplies. The relationship between
Powerit and Inductotherm meant that he had no cause for concern.
Inductotherm has created a new feedback and control interface that
enabled Powerit to standardize demand management for all types of
Inductotherm power supplies. The Inductotherm power supplies shipped
with an interface allowing the Spara system to provide demand control
signals. Together, Powerit and Inductotherm provided Milwaukee Valve
with a seamless delivery and commissioning for the new power supplies.
"The interface feature in the new Inductotherm furnace power supplies
for Spara DM made the installation much easier and faster than it was
with the Energy Director system we installed several years ago," said
Pickhard. "This allowed Milwaukee Valve to realize electricity demand
charge savings almost immediately. In addition, the new Spara DM system
provides more flexibility and control for us to customize to our usage."
"We're excited about commissioning our first Inductotherm power supplies
preconfigured to integrate with Spara DM," said Powerit CEO Kevin
Klustner. "Integrating more tightly with leading vendors like
Inductotherm is a key part of creating a demand management ecosystem
that will allow industrial facilities to truly optimize their energy
About Powerit Solutions
Powerit Solutions is a Seattle-based international cleantech company
that sets the demand management standard. Its Spara DM™
technology links industrial facilities with the smart grid so customers
can effortlessly control energy use for savings and sustainability.
Spara DM uses sophisticated algorithms, built-in load-shedding
intelligence, and data drawn from equipment, electricity meters, and
utility transmissions to optimize facility energy use-without
compromising production or quality. For more information, visit the Powerit
About Inductotherm Corp.
Inductotherm Corp., an Inductotherm Group company, is the worldwide
leader in induction technology and designs and manufactures the most
advanced melting, heating, holding and pouring systems for virtually all
metals and materials processing. Offering complete solutions for all
metals, Inductotherm has the innovative systems to help foundries and
melt shops reduce costs, increase productivity and enhance safety. For
more information: www.inductotherm.com.
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