Our furnace heating holder uses a stand-alone heating control box which, when hooked up to a computer, provides both heating control and data collection. The control box interfaces with a custom-built Hummingbird software package.
In closed-loop mode, the system automatically ramps at a user-defined rate to the temperature set point and maintains the designated temperature. The built-in thermocouple guarantees an accurate temperature reading. This mode ensures a quick ramp-up. In open-loop mode, researchers can set the power to the heating element directly, while reading the temperature independently. This mode ensures highly accurate manual control.
Photo mode temporarily minimizes changes to the element for maximum image stability.
Software Features Include
- Sample temperature control in both closed loop and open loop mode
- Full data-logging and display capabilities
- High-resolution photo mode