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Electrical boosting is a method of inputting extra energy into a glass furnace

Tuesday, December 29, 2015 12:53:00 PM America/New_York

Download the latest whitepaper from our Glass Manufacturing Knowledge Series by René Meuleman.

Electrical boosting is a method of inputting extra energy into a glass furnace to enable better control of the melt flow for faster pull rates. The design of the boosting system can have an impact on the amount of energy used and consistency of the melt. This paper describes some of the advantages and possible side effects of different system designs along with some recommendations for better energy efficiency and end product quality.

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Comments | Posted in Special Application By Wilton Ford

1/16 Din: 3216i
1/8th Din: 32h8i
1/4 Din: 3204i

3200i range of Eurotherm indicators

The 3200i range of Eurotherm indicators offer accurate indication of temperature and process measurements. Process interlocks, including over-temperature furnace limits, are implemented using relay output channels.

The Eurotherm emphasis is on ease of use. A simple ‘Quick Start’ code is used to configure all the functions essential for indication and protecting your process.

7100L Single Phase Solid State Contactor

Thursday, June 9, 2016 7:38:28 AM America/New_York


    • Current range: 16-100A at 45°C, Voltage up to 500V
    • High reliability with no mechanical contacts
    • Optimized design for reduced size
    • Simple installation and maintenance
    • Fast cycle times give increased heater life
    • Protected against transients

Economic solid state contactor for use with the low temperature coefficient loads.

The 7100L range provides an effective replacement for electromechanical contactors.

There are no mechanical contacts to wear out and so maintenance costs and downtime are reduced.

Silent operation and lack of electrical interference, achieved by zero voltage switching, give environmentally friendly operation. Fast switching reduces the thermal cycling of the elements resulting in improved control and extended element life.


High speed fuses are external to the unit and can be ordered complete with fuse holder as part of the 7100L order code. Spare fuses or complete fuse and fuse holder assemblies can also be ordered separately


Firing is ON/OFF in response to the logic input, with zero voltage switching. A green ‘heat’ LED indicator on the front face indicates the status of the input signal.

These units, with integral heatsinks, are driven by a logic input signal which can be either AC or DC.

Eurotherm Mini8 Loop Controller

Friday, June 17, 2016 7:55:13 AM America/New_York

eurotherm mini8 loop controller


The Mini8 controller is the ideal partner to a programmable logic controller (PLC); able to multi-drop on either Serial, Fieldbus or Ethernet communications. It offer s a real, cost-effective alternative to performing analog measurement or loop control in a PLC.

The Mini8 Controller offers high performance control usually only found in Eurotherm panel mount PID controllers. 

From simple to complex, it is a compact data acquisition device also a very competitive.

Its modular design enables its I/O and feature set to be selected to cater for a wide range of applications.

The feature set of the Mini8 controller includes high performance PID control, graphical wiring and setpoint programming functions together with math, logic and timing function blocks.

It often allowing a lower specification processor to be used, because it implements these functions in the Mini8 controller reduces the hardware cost of the PLC, relieving it of the burden of performing analog functions.

When used in a data acquisition installation the high density analog I/O can be combined with paperless graphic recorder products to provide unsurpassed local and network access to your process.

Obsolete Products

Monday, June 27, 2016 1:49:50 AM America/New_York

At we do the very best to provide you with an economical repair or replacement of all obsolete Eurotherm Instruments.

Obsolete Products






Do you have or need to replace any of the following Eurotherm or Barber Coleman instruments?

Eurotherm Ampstacks, EM1, TE10A, 91,92, 94, 808, 847, 818, 818P, 902, 903, 904, 2116

Barber Coleman 520, 570

While we do not list all of the obsolete instruments, we do provide repair, refurbished or replacement for almost all Eurotherm & Barber Coleman products.

Plus we also provide repair & replacement for most Red Lion instruments as well.

If you need over the phone or email assistance selecting a particular instrument replacement, our Engineering Specialist, Ben Hill is available or 800-849-5655.

Allow us to help you with your obsoleted Instruments

Do you need your current product repaired or replaced?

Repair of existing products


Switching from a 2400 Controller to a 3500 is a Snap!

Thursday, July 14, 2016 6:17:00 AM America/New_York

A 3500 series controller fits perfectly in a 2400 series case. If you are interested in taking advantage of many of the FREE software features in a 3504 or 3508 controller, you don’t even need to unwire a thing. The 3508 and 2408 cases are interchangeable. There is no difference in terminal layout and the case length is identical. The 3504 and 2404 cases are also interchangeable. However, adding the 3504 instead gives you the ability to add more IO modules. The price point between the 3500 unit and the 2400 unit is very similar and we are happy to work with you in price competitive situations.

Here are some of the free features found in a 3500 series unit not found in a 2400 unit:

  • Temperature and atmosphere control in one unit
  • 50 ramp/soak programs (max of 20 in the 2400 series)
  • Logic and math function blocks
  • Automatic thermocouple burnout switching
  • Custom interface screens



Eurotherm 3216 and the Plastic Chiller Market

Monday, July 18, 2016 2:43:00 PM America/New_York

The Eurotherm 3216 has been implemented as a Chiller controller in the USA plastic market with much success.

Below is a list of the 3216 features:
1. The model 3216 has only a 90 mm depth, which allowed chiller manufacturers to have easy installation.
2. Configure of the 3216 controlleris made easy by a text display, So the user can scroll to a parameter and just a few seconds, the text display begins scrolling in marquee fashion with a description of that parameter.
3. Ordering, maintenanceand configuration have been simplified to the use of a mere 10-digit code that completely specifies the functionality and configuration.
4. Event Messages and Custom alarm can be created and loaded into the 3216.
5. The Eurotherm 3216 can replace the external timer.A timer can be used to put the unit into standby while the system is purged. Most OEMs use an external timer today, so with the 3216, a timer is not needed
6. Digital Communication is also a needed feature when selling to Chiller OEMs, and the Eurotherm 3216 meets that need.

Plastic Chiller Overview

A chiller commonly represents a small fraction of the cost of the processing equipment, yet it provides solid protection of your investment, 24-hours-a-day, and 7-days-a-week for years and years to come.The most compelling reason for a chiller in the plastics market is the protection it provides for your valuable processing equipment—such as extrusion, injection molding equipment and other applications. To increase production is another reason to use a chiller as you maintain a constant and proper cooling temperature in the equipment. A chiller will reduce the number of rejected parts while increasing the number of parts produced per hour.

A chiller is a compressor based cooling system that is similar to an air conditioner except it cools and controls the temperature of a liquid instead of air. The other main components to a chiller are a temperature controller, a recirculation pump and a reservoir. The operation and setup are simple. Fill the reservoir with fluid to be recirculated, typically water or an ethylene glycol/water mix. Install plumbing between the chiller and the application and provide power to the chiller. The controller regulates the chiller’s functions. The chiller will provide a stable flow, temperature and pressure once it has been programmed by a user. Harmful particles are kept out of the system by an internal strainer.

There are three (3) types of chillers.

An air-cooled chiller where the chillers absorb heat from process water and can be transferred to the surrounding air. Air-cooled chillers are generally used in applications where the additional heat they discharge is not a factor. They require less maintenance than water-cooled units and eliminate the need for a cooling tower and condense water pump. They generally consume approximately 10% more power than a water-cooled unit as a wet surface transfer’s heat better than a dry surface.

Second is the portable chiller, which is a liquid cooling system on casters that can be relocated from one application to another with relative ease. It can be used to cool one or more heat generating devices.

Finally, we have water-cooled chiller, which absorb heat from process water and transfer it to a separate water source such as a cooling tower, river, pond, etc. They are generally used for large capacity applications, where the heat generated by an air-cooled chiller creates a problem. Water-cooled chillers are also considered when a cooling tower is already in place, or where the customer requires optimum efficiency of power consumption. They require condenser water treatment to eliminate mineral buildup. Mineral deposits create poor heat transfer situations, which reduce the efficiency of the unit.


The Eurotherm 3216 is being used more and more to replace several interconnected devices to chillersand consolidate functions. The level of functionality, alarmingand programmability gives the user a way to create a local custom alarm strategy that can best achieve the operating safety of the machine that will help improve qualityand minimize downtime.

Tempering with Eurotherm

Tuesday, July 26, 2016 3:44:00 AM America/New_York

Tempering is used to improve the hardness and elasticity of (steel or other metal) by reheating and then cooling it.

Eurotherm has supplied hundreds of its PID temperature controllers and single-phase power control units to customers for controlling heat treatment, tempering ovens and annealing used in the manufacture of disposable razor blades, and other precision metal products.

For the blade market, obtaining a good shave requires a blade with the finest edge, which explains why quality and production consistency are fundamental requirements.

The key to achieving these important goals depends partly on the precise control of temperature in the heat treatment, annealing and tempering furnaces. Eurotherm controllers are used in these applications, as well as the injection molding process for the razor body and in special-purpose printing machines.

By providing controls like the Eurotherm 32h8 and Epack-1 PH power controls production machines achieve very the high standard of temperature accuracy and uniformity demanded by the customer. As a result, their production facilities maintain a consistent high quality, which, in turn, reduces scrap and increases productivity.


A current transformer input in the 3200 measures the current switched through the load. The measurement is filtered so that the on current and off currents can be separated. From this, it is possible to diagnose several load faults including partial load failure, over current and an SSR fault. Typical applications include plastic extrusion, laboratory ovens and other applications where early indication of heater failure can save energy and rework costs.

Recipe Function for 3000 Series Eurotherm Instruments like in the Model 3204

Thursday, August 18, 2016 1:09:00 AM America/New_York

The 3000 recipe function is unique one in many controllers of this class. Recipes can be stored under a user-defined name to recall a number of parameter settings. These settings may include operating variables or configuration parameters, providing a very powerful means of altering the setup of a controller in a single operation. Recipes may be recalled either from the HMI, over the communications link, or using digital inputs.

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