Temperature Controllers


Temperature controllers are the component you will most often use on your equipment. Watlow controllers are what we primarily use, and what you will see most often on glass equipment.  These are called PID controllers.  They look at the temperature you want to get to, called setpoint, and the temperature the equipment is currently at, called process value, and figures out the most efficient  way to do that.  If you’re only a few degrees low, you don’t want the burner to blast to 100%.

While these controller have many settings in them that the average user will never need to adjust, here are a few that will help you understand what it’s doing, and that you may want to change depending on your use.