Digitry’s GB5 is a temperature controller designed to serious artists and craftsmen who need to simultaneously control up to five annealing ovens, kilns, or furnaces from a central location.
This fully programmable unit allows a virtually limitless number of temperature profiles while maintaining Digitry’s famous ease of operation. The GB5 can monitor and control any oven for over eleven months, and each temperature profile can include increasing and decreasing ramps as well as soaks.
Best of all, the GB5 is made by Digitry — a respected supplier to the art community since 1981. This newest unit combines the proven accuracy and reliability of its predecessors with the latest advances in digital electronics.
So if you’re ready to experience an exciting new level of productivity in your studio, you’re ready for a GB5.
Features and Benefits
Centralized monitoring and independent control of five ovens, kilns, lehrs or furnaces eliminate the need for separate controllers.
Scanning feature displays time and temperature of each oven.
Automated control eliminates time-consuming and awkward manual temperature adjustments while achieving smooth ramping.
Up to 15 set points per oven gives you a nearly limitless number of temperature profiles with automatic calculation and control of ramps between set points.
Simple programming makes it easy to specify over 500 hours per step, allowing a total time of more than 11 months.
Stores as many as 4 extra profiles for quick retrieval.
Retains all temperature profiles — even without power.
Automated control lets you set your own schedule — no need to be on-site for set point changes. Fire your kiln during lower-cost, off-peak energy periods.
Delayed start allows automatic preheating so that your oven is ready when you are.
Skip-step capability and keypad-initiated soak provide extra control for special techniques such as kiln forming and fusing.
Intelligent recovery protects your work from power failures. After an outage, the controller automatically decides how best to proceed.
Audio alarms signal thermocouple burn-out.
The large LED display clearly indicates unit monitored, program step, remaining step time, temperature, and status.
Key lock prevents accidental or unauthorized program changes (optional).
Digitry’s unique Power Sharing capability can help in situations where available power is limited (optional).
PC connectivity allows you to transfer programs between GB5 and PC as well as log data, graph and remotely monitor programs (optional).
Control furnaces with 4–20 mA current loop output for SCRs and motorized valves (optional).
Standard features include remote thermocouple amplifiers (sending units) with automatic cold junction compensation, temperature readings in degrees Fahrenheit or Celsius (user selectable).
Other system options include any combination of chromel-alumel (Type K) and platinum-rhodium (Type R or Type S) thermocouples, as well as proportional control and remote display repeaters.