Industrial Heater Control Panels
CUSTOM UL508A Heater Control Panels & Accessories
Industrial heating control systems are critical for proper heater set-up and longer element life. Before turning the power on to any heater, it is essential to have the proper air flow through the heater. Only qualified professionals should install Tutco SureHeat air heaters and controllers. Follow all applicable electrical codes and proper wiring.
Electric air heaters are merely components of a well balanced and long lasting system. Without the proper control set up, electric coil heaters can prematurely fail due to overshoot from voltage control issues. Thermal designed systems are not created equal. The best way to ensure your heater element performs as expected is to purchase a packaged solutions from trusted experts.
Open-Loop Controls This simple method of control uses a manually operated power controller to apply a fixed voltage to the heating element.
Closed-Loop Controls Closed-loop heater control systems use a power controller, temperature controller and thermocouple to temperatures.
Temperature Controllers A standard PID-type control with a wide proportional band setting will work best to minimize temperature overshoot.
Use only a ﬁne wire (0.030” max. wire diameter), exposed junction, Type K thermocouple placed within 1” of the heater exit for accurate temperature readings. Other thermocouple styles, or varying the distance from the heater exit, will result in temperature measurement errors and thus the potential for heater failure.
SCR (Silicon Controlled Rectifier) power controls will provide the smoothest power regulation for Tutco SureHeat air heaters. Please contact Tutco SureHeat before using other power controllers, such as SSR (Solid State Relays) or other fast-switching controllers.