In many different industries, controlling temperature is an absolute must. We’re talking about food processing, packaging, and storage; blood banks; heat-treating applications; boilers, in the plastics industry; in autoclaves, laboratories – the list is almost literally endless.
Hot, cold, or in between, the monitoring and regulation of temperature stability can be one of the most crucial factors to guarantee smooth operations, health and safety, and – ultimately – business success and industry domination. What’s more, these nifty devices can be purchased from any reputable distributor, for example, RS Components.
All of these temperature-sensitive industries and operations have something in common – temperature controllers. In a nutshell, it’s a fairly simple and yet ingenious device that first measures the temperature compares it with a set value, and therefore calculates the required heating to be provided by a heater, or cooling to be provided by a fan or some other cooling system.
But in this article, we’re not going to get into the nitty-gritty of how this ever-more-sophisticated technology works – we’re going to look into the many benefits of finally automating your existing micro-managed temperature control methods. Spoiler alert: you’ll need all of your fingers and toes to count those benefits for your particular industry or business, so let’s take a look at the headline five.
Temperature controllers are a prime example of affordable, fully accessible technology that simply does the job better than human beings ever can.
While your ‘human temperature controller’ may constantly or routinely monitor a thermometer to turn on the heat or the cooling, all your new automated temperature controllers needs is a single input, a single output, and a single set point – and it does a perfect job forever, while never making a single, costly and perhaps even dangerous mistake.
In business, time is money – and there’s no doubt that a temperature controller is a true asset in this category. In fact, as intimated above, those old manual processes may have been simple, but they were done throughout your operations by a person or people at the end of a meticulous and yet imperfect process that is done many times per day or even per minute – while a temperature controller does the same work in real time and basically without ever being noticed.
You’ll need yet another set of fingers and toes to count up all of the other benefits of moving your operations from manual to fully automated – no matter what they are. The headliners are supercharged productivity, vastly better coordination and communication, all the benefits of detailed analytics and superior decision-making, incredible precision and accuracy, smart integration across operations, and the efficient reallocation of saved resources to other areas of your operations.
It might sound more expensive to set up sophisticated new technology like this, but a temperature controller is a prime example of a ‘set and leave’ investment. What that means is that it’s not just worth the initial setup cost – you’ll very quickly recoup those costs in eliminated errors, human resources, troubleshooting, inaccuracies, and downtime, and then never have to revisit them for the long life of what is a simple and easily repairable or replaceable technology.
Precision technology like temperature controllers don’t just cut out human errors – they do what humans can’t even dream of doing. Your temperature-sensitive operations may have gone smoothly enough with a human temperature controller, but there is no way they could be monitoring temperature for every second of every day and night to within a decimal point without ever getting tired or needing a break. And the businesses that succeed know that a key to that industry domination is accuracy, precision, reliability, innovation – and excellence.
Have your competitors already switched their manual or outdated temperature-control solutions to the exciting world of temperature controllers? If yes, there’s still time to not be left behind – and if the answer is no, this is your golden opportunity to steal the march and set an industry standard that the others may forever have to chase.