Bakeout Controller BCU14
The BCU14 Bakeout Control Unit is a microprocessor controlled device for independent control of either two heating zones of a vacuum system or a single heating zone and a sample heater inside e.g. a preparation chamber.
Heating operation for either one sample and one chamber or for two chambers is factory pre-set and cannot be modified by the user. An additional option allows the customer to independently control other non-regulated heaters such as those used for ion pumps.
The unit is also fully PC software and mobile application controlled, so that it can be operated over any network, including the internet.
The main tasks of the BCU14 are regulation and stabilization of (i) the power supplied to the heaters in order to achieve a required bakeout temperature in any given zone, and (ii) parallel control of unregulated heaters (on valves, ion pumps, etc.). Target temperature, bake time and ramp times are all user-defined.