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Temperature & Time Controller with Sensor Probes

This is the plug-and-play version of our 'Do It Yourself ' PID controller. Just mount it, route the probes inside the smokehouse, connect to power and your load. program and press start

This Control Box Assembly, using a PID Controller as the "brain" can handle smokers and smokehouses that require up to 7000 watts of power and can be modified to handle more if needed. This is done by using the PID's output to operate a solid state relay (SSR). This allows the user to switch the power through the SSR, to operate almost any size load, from a solenoid, contactor coil or a large electric element. 

This ramp and soak controller has 6 "Easy To Program" steps and is simple to use. Each step can be programmed to end when a certain time OR a certain temperature has been reached. After reaching the programmed time or temperature it will advance to the next step.  It uses a PID algorithm to automatically adjust power to the load to compensate disturbances from sun light and wind. 

Simply mount this assembly to your smokehouse wall or any vertical wall. This unit can be located and used remotely. The probe wires can be extended (up to 100 yards). Simply connect other wiring such as power in and out and wiring from relays R1 and R2 as needed.
You can power this controller with power ranging from 85 volts to 265 volts so it will operate with standard 110 or 220 volt power. Comes pre-wired with input and output terminal strips. Simply connect your power to the terminals marked "PWR IN" and connect your heating element or load to the terminal marked "TO HEATER". 

The controller also has 2 relay outputs - R1 & R2 - for controlling a smoke generator, a chiller or a shower. These small mechanical relay outputs can be programmed to be off or on in any 2 of the 6 steps. For example, you can use one relay to turn on a smoke generator in step 2 and the other relay to control a shower to cool the product in step 5. Simply plug in your smoke generator or water valve into the receptables located on the bottom of the enclosure.

The PID controller comes with  two plug in sensor probes. One probe can be wall mounted and is for measuring the smoker cabinet temperature and the other sensor is pointed and can be inserted into the product to measure the food temperature. The PID controller regulates the temperature by sampling the temperature difference between cabinet sensor and the set point (desired) temperature. The food sensor is used to check the internal temperature of the food. When the ending criteria on any step is set to temperature, then the controller will advance to the next step when the internal temperature of the food is reached.

The controller has the ability to store up to 8 profiles for different recipes, ie., one for smoked links, summer sausage, snack sticks, jerky, smoked hams, etc. Once programmed just select the profile you want and start smoking
For example - to process your smoked links recipe, you can name one profile  "Smoked Links" and program it for the full 6 steps below: Next time when processing smoked sausage links just pick "Smoked Links" (Profile 1) and the controller remembers your program.
  1.     Dry at 140° F for either 1 hour or until the internal temperature reaches 100° F - (Raw product with dry tacky casings ready to take smoke)
  2.     Smoke at 150° F for 2 hours or until the programmed internal temp. is reached - (Raw product with smoke flavor - Pull at this point if you intend to finish later on the grill or stove top)
  3.     Cook at 165° F for 2 hours or until your internal temp. reaches 140° F - (Rare product - Pull at this point to prevent overcooking if you intend to finish later on the grill or stove top)
  4.     Finish at 185° F until the internal temp. of 155° F is reached - (Fully cooked product - ready to eat)
  5.     Shower for 12 minutes - to rinse any smoke residue off the sausage and to kill the cooking process preventing excessive shrinkage
  6.     Hold and let bloom at 90° F for 1 hour – for color enhancement
The programming function can also be turned off allowing its use as single set point controller for simple operation.
  • For example -  To dry jerky, simply turn off the program and set the temperature to the desired temperature needed to dry

PID Controller Specs:

  • Sensor Type: RTD (Resistance Temperature Detector): PT1000 
  • Temp Range:  -328 to 752° F, or -200 to 400° C.
  • Accuracy: ± 0.2% Full scale
  • Response Time: 0.5 S
  • Display Resolution:1° C, 1° F
  • Control Mode: PID control
  • Output Mode: Relay contact (NO): 250 VAC -7A, 120V -10 A, 24VDC -10 A
  • DC output for SSR: 12 VDC - 30 mA
  • Alarm: Internal buzzer
  • Alarm Function: Cabinet probe high & low alarm, Food probe high alarm
  • Power Supply: 85~260 VAC -50/60 Hz  - Power Consumption: 5 Watts
  • Ambient Temp: 0~50º C, 32~122º F
  • Controller 1/8 DIN size - Mounting Cutout: 90 x 45 mm
Enclosure Dimension: 8" W x 11-1/2" H x 6" D

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