What is a temperature controller?
A temperature controller is a device that is designed and built to regulate temperature.
Are there different types of temperature controllers?
Yes. There are three basic types of temperature controllers that we offer at Oven Industries. The three basic types of temperature controllers are On/Off temperature controllers, Proportional Temperature Controllers and PID temperature controllers.
What is the function of a temperature controller?
A temperature controller with varying degrees of defined accuracy controls the temperature of a process. The temperature controller has a sensor such as a thermocouple, RTD, or thermistor that provide the input information to the temperature controller. The temperature controller compares the actual temperature information with the set temperature that the user has provided.
On/Off Temperature Controllers are defined as follows:
There are two settings to this temperature controller. It is either on or off. In heating it is on when the actual set temperature is below the set point. In cooling it is on when the actual set temperature is above the set point’. This is a typical heating and cooling thermostat. Often times the on off temperature controller is programmed with a differential. The differential will turn on or off the system after the actual temperature has exceeded either side or the on off set point for a period of time. On/Off temperature controllers are not as accurate or precise as needed in many operations. Oven Indus ties offers several types of these temperature controllers.