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dhacker
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Username: Dhacker

Post Number: 253
Registered: 11-2002
Posted From: 68.221.135.8
Posted on Friday, March 10, 2006 - 04:54 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

My new system is now needing 2- PID controllers plus SSR's. I stumbled across this place. Anyone have dealings with them?

http://www.auberins.com
 

Tim Copeland
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Username: Hammer

Post Number: 29
Registered: 04-2003
Posted From: 65.93.90.29
Posted on Tuesday, March 14, 2006 - 12:37 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

haven't dealt with with these guys but their prices look good
you could try www.omega.com
and there is also a guy on Ebay who sells PIDS in an ebay store ($40 for 1/32din PIDS).
good luck
TC
 

dhacker
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Username: Dhacker

Post Number: 254
Registered: 11-2002
Posted From: 70.156.47.2
Posted on Tuesday, March 14, 2006 - 10:29 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Thanks Tim,

I looked at Omega, Omron and others, but nobody comes close in price.

For the cost, I think I'll take a chance on these guys.

1/32din may be a tad small even for my nimble fingers!
 

Ned Buntline
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Username: Ned_buntline

Post Number: 93
Registered: 12-2005
Posted From: 141.150.213.210
Posted on Tuesday, March 14, 2006 - 02:32 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

You might try TTI Instruments at www.ttiglobal.com

I have two Fuji Electric PXR Series 1/16 DIN models with the RS485 option that includes a Windows interface software utility. I paid around $180 each for them, but I think the base model 1/32 DIN you can get for around $140.

Here are the units:

http://www.ttiglobal.com/Product.aspx?ProductID=4714&CategoryID=202

PID
 

dhacker
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Username: Dhacker

Post Number: 255
Registered: 11-2002
Posted From: 70.156.47.2
Posted on Tuesday, March 14, 2006 - 10:54 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

The Fugi's no doubt are terrific controllers. I just did a configuration similar to the Auber's and the price turns out to be $259 vs. $89.

I may regret going cheap, but hey, I can buy a heck of a lot of grain with the difference!
 

Marlon Lang
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Username: Marlonlang

Post Number: 567
Registered: 03-2003
Posted From: 68.155.125.81
Posted on Wednesday, March 15, 2006 - 01:28 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

dhacker-dude,
The 45 buck "PID controller with relay output" looks like a grand slam. You did not state what size load you are switching. I swing a 4500 KW, 240V heater. None of the SSRs look like they would work for me but a simple 25A relay from "the Shack" does.
 

dhacker
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Username: Dhacker

Post Number: 256
Registered: 11-2002
Posted From: 68.221.135.233
Posted on Wednesday, March 15, 2006 - 12:08 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Marlon,

One of the controllers will handle a 4500 watt element in the HLT through a SSR and a triac controlled output regulator. The other will control the HERMS tank (which after studying recent posts and pics I have reduced the tank size considerably) and it will use a 1500w 120v element coupled through a SSR.

Didn't know "Shack" had any relays to 25A . .
How come one of the SSR's on Auber's site won't work for ya??
 

davinski
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Username: Davinski

Post Number: 9
Registered: 12-2002
Posted From: 63.235.222.33
Posted on Wednesday, March 15, 2006 - 03:28 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Hey dhacker.What type of themocouple did you use with your controller?
 

dhacker
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Username: Dhacker

Post Number: 257
Registered: 11-2002
Posted From: 68.221.135.233
Posted on Wednesday, March 15, 2006 - 08:51 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

ski . .

I haven't ordered the controllers yet, but I'm thinking I'll pair them with 2 type "K" t-couples. I will install in SS316 thermowells for each vessel and also utilize the 14 RPM gear motors I have with stir paddles to dimish the effects of temperature stratification within each vessel.