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PID control kit Rancilio Silvia with RTD screw sensor

PID control kit Rancilio Silvia with RTD screw sensor

PID control kit Rancilio Silvia with RTD screw sensor   PID control kit Rancilio Silvia with RTD screw sensor
This PID controller kit is designed for retrofitting into the Rancilio Silvia espresso machine made after 2000 and before September 2006. By adding a PID controller to the heater control circuit, brewing water temperature can be controlled to ±1 F° accuracy.

Thus, it will significantly improve the taste of your espresso. Users can also easily adjust the brew water temperature to suit their own tastes. Custom manufactured PID temperature controller with parameters set for the machine. Controller box with stainless steel panel that matches the brush finish of the machine.

Solid state relay with mounting hardware and heat conductive paste. Platinum RTD temperature sensor with tip made for the thermowell on the machine. High temperature resistant wires, color coded, cut to length and terminated with proper connectors. Instructional CD with text and photos. To install the kit, users will need the following.

Knowledge of electronics wiring and safety. Screw driver, pliers, a socket wrench and small amount of alcohol. No requirement for special tools. No requirement to learn how to set up the PID controller (usually, this is the most challenging part of the project for espresso drinkers with no control engineering background). The PID controller in this kit is specifically modified for home espresso brewing applications. Two additional parameters are included to balance the requirement of cold start speed, shot recovery speed and long term stability. (this is a different controller than our universal controller SYL-1512) Fig 1 is the temperature response curve. A platinum RTD temperature sensor is used which is more accurate and has greater long-term stability than thermocouple sensors. Temperature variations within the controllers environment will not affect the accuracy of its reading.

The sensor is built inside of. And will fit into the existing thermowell on the boilers top surface. Our test results show that this provides more accurate temperature measurement and control results than that from a sensor mounted on the boilers top surface. All the cables in the kit have higher temperature endurance than the original cables used by the manufacture. We use color coded cables with either fluoropolymer or silicone insulation.

This will prevent the potential electrical shock resulting from PVC insulated wires touching the boiler during operation. The size of this controller is one of the most compact on the market.

With a custom made enclosure, we can mount the controller between the group head and steam wand without interfering with their function. This mounting makes it almost looks like it came with the Silvia! As one of our customer wrote to us. In order to save customers time on assembling and reduce the chance of making mistake, we also pre-assembled these parts and set all parameters for the controller.

This reduces the project time from days (or even weeks considering ordering these parts separately) to less than an hour. Note 1: this kit will not work for Rancilio Silvia manufactured before 2000 and after September 2006. The manufacture date of Silvia is printed in the last row of the label on the bottom of the machine. If it says 0506, it means it is made on May 2006.

The newer machine does not have the threaded thermowell. Note 2: Silvia espresso machine is not included in this listing.

Typically it will be delivered in 3-4 weeks. The kit works for both 115 VAC and 240VAC. Please specify if you want it set differently.

The item "PID control kit Rancilio Silvia with RTD screw sensor" is in sale since Thursday, November 5, 2009. This item is in the category "Consumer Electronics\Surveillance & Smart Home Electronics\Other Smart Home Electronics". The seller is "auberinstruments" and is located in Alpharetta, Georgia. This item can be shipped worldwide.

  • Model: KIT-RSRTD
  • Modified Item: No
  • Custom Bundle: No
  • Brand: Auber Instruments
  • Non-Domestic Product: No

PID control kit Rancilio Silvia with RTD screw sensor   PID control kit Rancilio Silvia with RTD screw sensor