The PCT-M4 Temperature control trainer system enables the study of the principles in temperature control and monitoring in a system. The system is self-contained and only requires connection to a PC through a USB. The control module is contained on the unit and has a mimic of the systems and LED indication. The PCT-M4 can be controlled through the graphical based software supplied with the unit providing PID control.
The system comprises of a rod that is heated using a thermoelectric element mounted in an enclosed tube, three PRT sensors are fitted along the rod to measure the temperature and a fan is fitted to the end of the tube to provide a disturbance. The tube is made from PTFE and guards are fitted to the fan and the heat sink to provide a safe working environment.