Matrix: Process Control – Temperature


The temperature process control system includes a heated plate within a duct. Two thermocouples connect to the controller and an external meter to allow students to check and calibrate the controller input. A fan at one end of the duct blows the ambient air over the block, to change the control conditions and provide a disturbance to the system. The system allows students to adjust the heater power and the air flow rate to develop a PID based control system then adjust these parameters to achieve the required time/temperature change profile for the system in response to step changes in the system requirements.

The Modern Process Control system from Matrix, allows students to investigate the principles of industrial process control, using independent Temperature, Pressure, Flow and Level based systems.

With a common controller for all applications, the advanced 16bit dsPIC processor with operating system, comes equipped with USB, Wifi, Bluetooth and LAN communications. Once set up the system can run independently and does not require a PC connection. Data can be viewed on the internal graph or saved to a file for later analysis and comes ready to plug in for 110-240V operation.

Full documentation is supplied with the units, including a manual for the equipment and a curriculum workbook, which guides students through the use of Process control systems and the Control function. Transfer functions can be studied using MATLAB or equivalent software.



  • UK head for 24V PSU
  • 24V PSU 60w 2.5A
  • Temperature process control system
  • USB lead

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