Digitry’s Vanessa is a cost effective, programmable ramping temperature controller, ideal for glass, ceramics, precious metal clay, lost wax burnout, heat treating, etc. Careful design and logical layout make these controllers straightforward to use.
A Vanessa can turn any kiln into a computer controlled, high performance, easy to use, precision device. The Beadster model of the Vanessa uses NEMA 5-15 plugs common in North America, so you can simply plug in any kiln that uses normal household current to get these advantages instantly. The Beadster can also control any kiln by acting as a “pilot relay” to an external relay.
Beadsters are in use from Mexico to Canada. Other Vanessa models are in use throughout the world.
Features and Benefits
Low cost, high reliability.
Capacitive touch sealed control panel – no moving parts to wear out.
Three user programmable temperature profiles of nine steps each.
Separate set-point control for simple situations.
Standard type K thermocouple input.
Available in several different plug configurations, including: - 120 vac 15 amp (normal wall plug: NEMA 5-15) - 120 vac 20 amp (NEMA 5-20) - 220/240 vac 20 amp (NEMA 6-20) - 220/240 vac 30 amp (NEMA 10-30).
Furnace versions available with type R or S thermocouple calibration and 4-20 milliamp output for controlling SCRs or variable speed blowers etc.
NEED NEW INFO FOR HERE: The GB1 Programmable Temperature Controller, standard unit, is designed for use with a Type K thermocouple. Temperature readings are in degrees Fahrenheit. Key lock security, Celsius temperature readings and European options are available.
3 watts at 110–120 volts A.C., 60 Hz (220–240 volts, 50 cycle available).
Type K32–2400°F (0–1300°C) or Type S or R: 50–3200°F (10–1700°C)
Automatic cold junction compensation
1 part in 4100
Crystal controlled timer
• ON/OFF Control for mercury or mechanical contractor; 3 amps at 24–140 volts A.C. (24–280 volts optional), fused internally, or
• 4–20 mA current loop, or
• 9 volt DC for solid state relays
10 profiles, each having up to 15 steps of up to 99 hours each, for a total of over 61 days per profile
7-1/2" x 4-1/3" x 2-3/8"
• 1/2" 7-segment red LEDs
• 16-position dust and moisture resistant, unitized keypad.