Heat Trace and Hoppers

by Joe Hektor | Apr 04, 2018 |

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Many industries that use hoppers utilize heat trace to aid in material flow. Hoppers are elevated storage containers that contain and dispense granular materials. Commonly used in agriculture hoppers are also used in industries such as plastics,...

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Can the APS activate on temperature only?

[The APS-C series systems are designed to turn on and off, as the weather requires heat to deal with snow or icing conditions. Although a thermostatic dry contact switch can be used to override the system on for temperature only, is not recommended...

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Can I simulate a sensor call for heat?

Yes, you can simulate a sensor call for heat to test the system by putting a jumper between pins 1 and 2 of the class two terminal blocks, the system will respond as if the sensor were seeing snow conditions. The snow and heat indicators will come...

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What is the EMC light for?

EMC stands for Energy Management Computer, which can be used to remotely monitor and control the APS-C series ice melt controllers.

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How can I communicate with my dehydrator?

The NETCOM dehydrator can communicate via Ethernet, RS422, and RS232. The Ethernet interface provides the best communications and control of the dehydrator by providing a web based interface. Through this interface, you can monitor the system,...

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My NETCOM keeps turning on and off the compressor, what is going on?

Short cycling of the compressor may be caused by a leak in the pressure system. It could be a leak in the waveguide system, in the dehydrator or in the interconnecting tubing.

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How can I communicate with my ASM-1 Smart Manifold?

The ASM-1 Smart Manifold can communicate via Ethernet, RS422 and RS232. The Ethernet interface provides the best communications and control of the dehydrator by providing a web based interface. Through this interface, you can monitor the system,...

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How do I setup my ASM-1 Smart Manifold?

The setup of the ASM-1 smart manifold can be done with the following steps:

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Why does the Smart Manifold keep shutting off my output port?

The Smart Manifold runs a series of tests at intervals you determine during the setup process in the test “Parameters and Control” page.  One of these is an output kill leak rate. If this rate is set too low or you develop a leak in the system you...

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Is there a way to make the system come on with temperature only?

by David Mays | Jul 21, 2017 |

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The EUR-5A is designed to turn on and off, as the weather requires heat to deal with snow or icing conditions. Although a thermostatic dry contact switch can be used to override the system on for temperature alone, is not recommended since it will...

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