Other Temperature Controllers
In addition to logic analysers, circuit breakers, capacitors and adapters, there are other test, measurement and inspection components that include temperature controllers as well. Not all temperature controllers are the same, so it is important to look for models that fit your intended need.
Types of Temperature Controllers
The purpose of industrial temperature controllers is to regulate temperatures so that the equipment does not overheat or underheat. Proper temperature regulation also helps to ensure industrial equipment works efficiently and at safe temperature levels. The two main types of temperature controllers are those that control only the temperature of industrial equipment, while the other type additionally includes a process controller as well. In addition to being used for a myriad of industrial processes, the temperature and process controller is often ideal for ovens, furnaces and other types of cooking equipment.
Temperature Controller Styles
Some temperature controllers are analogue, which can perform a range of functions that include powering up equipment or powering it down, while others may also include derivative and proportional control functions. Many digital temperature controllers are able to complete the same processes as analogue temperature controllers, plus other advanced functions as well. Digital models can typically accept multiple data inputs and control various equipment processes at the same time.
Ranges of Temperature Controllers
One of the great aspects of temperature controllers is that those made for industrial applications are able to monitor and control temperatures at very low and very high temperatures. Choosing the right temperature range for a controller largely depends on the type of industrial equipment. Temperature ranges available on controllers can average anywhere from 0 degrees Celsius to 600 degrees Celsius and beyond.
Temperature Controller Connectivity
Industrial temperature controllers use an assortment of connectivity options to translate information through signals from devices, like a level sensor, and transfer the information through output signal-producing devices, like relays. These and other types of temperature controllers and monitoring equipment are usually set up with a variety of standard DIN sizes to streamline the communication efforts between devices. It is a good idea to know the appropriate DIN size for the equipment when shopping for temperature controllers. Those who are not sure which specifications the industrial equipment includes may want to consult the appropriate test equipment manuals and books or contact the equipment manufacturer for more information.