The Programat EP 5000 Combi furnace is an easily usable second generation machine. Its touch screen has a high resolution color display and membrane-sealed keypad. An operating status indicative feature lets users know what status the machine is in, from heating up to cooling down. Standby mode can reduce the machine's energy use by up to 40 percent with its power saving funtion. This second generation model boasts a new feature called the Crack Detection System (CDS). The CDS identifies possible cracks early, so the furnace can stop the procedures in an acceptable time. An Intelligent Press function supplies results up to 45 percent quicker than the older model, especially in regards to results about press ceramics.