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The AlphaLimpetTM is microprocessor controlled dual channel heater that is designed to provide high heat flow to process equipment that struggles to be heated by traditional means.
An alternative to trace-heating that can't get the heat flow in, or jacketed water heated systems that are just too complex or expensive to heat this way.
INTELLIGENT, DUAL CHANNEL PROGRAMMABLE HEATER PROVIDING ACCURATE TEMPERATURE CONTROL FOR INDUSTRIAL EQUIPMENT
The AlphaLimpetTM incorporates a microprocessor built within the heater block, giving the heater the ability to look after itself and to control temperature based on an internal, user-adjustable set-point using pre-set PID parameters.
Using the internal DIP switch arrangement beneath a removeable lid, a Limpet can be set up in various modes.
It can allow a user to override the internal set-point, monitor the spare temperature sensor port and control the unit externally just as a heater using ON/OFF control and a separate temperature sensor.
The device has in internal LED to assist with programming status.
For sensitive applications, the unit can be programmed to perform a controlled ramp rate. This can be very useful where products are sensitive to thermal shock (concrete for example).
If desired, the user can wire up Limpets in a combination of Primary / Secondary (either internally or externally controlled) and can even stagger set points to generate a gradient heat profile on the workpiece that is being heated.
The user can monitor the heater’s status using a simple linked-together healthy signal. This is often critical for users and no other known system provides a single, self-contained heating block with such flexibility and reporting ability without hooking on an external control system, i.e., there is no need for a control panel.
Unless it can be mounted onto a flat surface, a Limpet must normally be used in combination with a profiled adapter block, which gives a direct heat flow path to the workpiece shape, hence being able to heat a myriad of equipment surfaces by the use of a correctly-profiled metal adapter block (usually aluminium).
The adapter block also serves as an effective heat storage device, thereby enhancing the mass of heat flow into the workpiece under varying cooling loads. We make a range of standard adaptor blocks that will fit most common items and radii but we can also produce custom-profiled blocks, as required.
The blocks are usually fitted to the workpiece with stainless steel adjustable straps and the Limpet is fitted to the adapter block using easy to fit T-nuts.
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AlphaLimpets are available in a number of configurations with a variety of connection options and can be used to control "slave" units, such as the BetaLimpet. Please see the details on our Configurations Page.
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The Limpet Heating Company Limited
Registered Office: 9 Thorne Road, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN1 2HJ, United Kingdom
Company No: 08721292; VAT No: 173 6814 88