Temperature Control Training Kit
(MPC108)

1. Controller 2. Control valves 3. Thermometer 4. Rotameter 5. Pump 6. Heater with thermostat 7. Tank 8. Plate heat exchanger 9. Ball valve with scale 10. Temperature sensor at fresh water outlet

  • Learning the fundamentals of control engineering
  • Understanding the latest industrial control engineering components: controllers, transducers, and actuators
  • Understanding the operation and parameter setting of a multifunctional state of-the art digital controller, e.g., parameter setting as P, PI, and PID controller.
  • Investigating the disturbance and control response
  • Understanding the different controller parameters for stability and control quality
  • Investigating the properties of the open band closed control loops
  • Learning the processing of process variables using external equipment, e.g., a plotter or oscilloscope
  • Tank
    • Stainless steel
    • Capacity: 15L
  • Heater
    • Power output: 2kw
    • Thermostat: 20…80°C
  • Pump, 3-stage
    • Max. Flow rate: 70L/min
    • Max. Head: 5,5m
  • Temperature sensor: Pt100:
    • -50…400°C
  • Dial-gauge thermometers (bimetal type):
    • 0…80°C
  • Rotameters:
    • 30…320L/h
  • Electromagnetic proportional valve:
    • Kvs: 0,8m3/h
  • Digital controller:
    • Configurable  as P, PI or PID controller
  • Process variables as analogue signals:
    • 0…10V
    • Connection of external recording devices (e.g. Oscilloscope, line recorder) via lab jacks
  • Supply:
    • 230V, 50Hz, single phase
  • Temperature Control Training Kit (MPC108)
  • Hard copy user manual
  • Fresh Water connection: about 350 L/h

The Benchtop experimental unit serves as an introduction to control engineering, providing a comprehensive experimental overview of its fundamentals, using temperature control as an example. Constructed with components commonly found in industry, This educational unit offers trainees practical experience in temperature control by allowing them to observe the process firsthand. Trainees can observe and record various experiences with the unit’s components.

  • Temperature Control Training Kit is an educational unit for control engineering experiments.
  • All components are clearly laid out on a vertical front panel.
  • The unit consists of temperature control with a plate heat exchanger and two water circuits.
  • The primary circuits include an electrically heated tank, pump, control valve, and protection against a lack of water.
  • The secondary one includes a fresh water connection and a temperature transducer.
  • Both circuits include rotameters.
  • In the secondary circuit, fresh water is heated up by a heat exchanger, it can be measured by a temperature sensor.
  • The outlet temperature of the fresh water is controlled by the flow rate of warm water in the primary circuit.
  • The controller used is a state-of-the-art digital industrial controller.
  • A ball valve in the secondary circuit enables defined disturbance variables to be generated.
  • The controlled variable X and the manipulating variable Y can be accessed as analog signals at lab jacks. This facilitates the connection of external recording equipment, such as a plotter or an oscilloscope.
  • The large-format process schematic provides an aid to understanding.