BTU now offer the Wincon software system for controlling their range of thermal processing equipment. Based on Windows, it is supplied with BTU’s furnaces and ovens and is also available for upgrading. The software provides the operator with a graphical interface which enhances performance and simplifies console operation through pull-down menus and a trackpad. It enables multiple recipes to be edited on the same screen together with the possibility to cut and paste from one recipe to another. Automatic recipe scheduling enables a variety of features to be carried out such as profiling of temperatures at specified times or belt distance, and the collection of data to determine variables such as temperature, pressure and belt speed. Temperature-delta alarm to signify when minimum and maximum temperatures are exceeded within a defined group of zones or a predetermined delta is also available. Real-time data from oven can be collected into defined data sets and stored.