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Heater resistance value trends can’t be determined using the basic voltage/current calculation because the temperature controller and heater characteristics influence this calculation. The K7TM accurately measures resistance values by filtering these influences out of this calculation.
The K7TM can also monitor the deterioration trends in heater resistance by comparison with historical resistance values when used in the same environment. Depending on heater type, the resistance value may vary greatly depending on temperature. The K7TM constantly monitors the heater resistance value at the same timing as heater temperature to accurately reflect heater deterioration trends.
Unplanned downtime is costly for businesses. Keeping tabs on heater condition will help you avoid excessive expenses, product loss, and possible damage to your brand’s reputation.
The K7TM predicts when the heater is nearing its failure point, letting you schedule planned maintenance more effectively to prevent unplanned downtime and save money.
You’ll know when the heater is reaching a condition in which the quality of your product might stop meeting specifications, and you can replace the heater before quality issues arise.
Lack of available maintenance resources makes machine condition monitoring difficult, while automating this task can help you overcome challenges related to the skilled labor shortage.
Stressed supply chains are causing long lead-times on heaters that were previously readily available, so it’s extra important to know ahead of time when heater failure is likely.