PID Controllers

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  1. KnotRight

    KnotRight Well-Known Member Charter Member Benefactor Life Member

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    Just got in my melting pot to use for salt bath annealing and was wondering if anybody has bought a PID control unit. Saw one online but the temp only went up to 650 degrees.
     
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    Ikarus1 Avtomat Krishna-kov

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    change the thermocouple if you want more temp potential. I am in the process of building one myself. It's been in the process for about a year.
     
  3. KnotRight

    KnotRight Well-Known Member Charter Member Benefactor Life Member

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    Ikarust, please let me know how it goes and hard it is.
     
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    Ikarus1 Avtomat Krishna-kov

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    It's fairly easy if you have a electronics background. The PID controller brain I have came with decent instructions and YouTube has some good videos. I have all the parts and finally have a good soldering station just need to find the time.
     
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  5. DickFord

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    You just need a relay for the heating element, to hook to the output of the PID and a thermocouple to sense the temp. It is pretty easy to setup. I would use a solid state relay.


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    Thought this was a racing drone thread. PID controller.
     
  7. KnotRight

    KnotRight Well-Known Member Charter Member Benefactor Life Member

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    Order one off another forum