Chapter 12. An Accurate Easy-to-Use Heat-Treatment Controller
- William Smothers
Published Online: 26 MAR 2008
Copyright © 1986 The American Ceramic Society, Inc.
Materials & Equipment/Whitewares: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 7, Issue 11/12
How to Cite
Vukovich, M., Sheffield, G. S., Snider, G. L. and Mahon, K. (2008) An Accurate Easy-to-Use Heat-Treatment Controller, in Materials & Equipment/Whitewares: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 7, Issue 11/12 (ed W. Smothers), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470320365.ch12
- Published Online: 26 MAR 2008
- Published Print: 1 JAN 1986
Print ISBN: 9780470374696
Online ISBN: 9780470320365
A heat-treatment controller was developed which consists of a thermocouple, a controller, mounted to an electrical enclosure which contains solid-state relays, heat sink, contractor, receptacle, power cord, and other necessary electrical components. The system is designed to heat an electric kiln to an operator-specified temperature at one of three operator-selected heating rates, then hold for a selected time before shutting the kiln off.