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Microcontrollers maintain water temperature.

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Microcontrollers maintain water temperature.

Jan 20, 2003 - Microcontrollers, for use in instant hot water heaters for home, hotel, or industrial use, can be wired to circuit card in space-saving, wall-mounted heating unit programmed to maintain temperature within ±0.5°F. To save energy, temperature is maintained only as long as water flows.

HBcontrols, Inc. - Fall River, MA

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Microcontroller Stabilizes Temperature of Flowing Hot Water

Press release date: Jan 15, 2003

FALL RIVER, MA - HBControls introduces a line of microcontrollers designed for use in instant hot water heaters for home, hotel, or industrial use. Whether for multiple "endless" hot showers, Jacuzzis, or manufacturing processes, a microcontroller can be wired to a circuit "card" in a space-saving, wall-mounted heating unit programmed to maintain a constant temperature (in this case ±0.5°F). The desired temperature is maintained only for as long as the water flows, saving energy because water is heated on demand.

Maintaining water temperature is just one use of a microcontroller. HBControls engineers can work with you to simplify the building and/or upgrading of any microcontroller-based system. Specializing in custom concept-to-product engineering at reasonable rates, HBControls can produce a variety of assemblies tailored to virtually any process. Interfacing with the sensors, keypads, software, and other elements of a particular system, these assemblies serve a multitude of monitoring and control functions for applications such as plastic molding, food processing, semiconductor manufacturing, HVAC/energy-management systems, and motor/machine/lighting control.

The engineers at HBControls are experts at matching solid state relays and semiconductors with appropriate heat sinks. Microcontrollers can include 8-bit converters (digital-to-analog or analog-to-digital) and use Harvard architecture to speed data throughput. Features can include sleep mode, high-output drive, and multiple I/O ports, depending on the customer's needs. Assemblies can be built for encapsulation, panel mounting, or DIN-rail mounting.

HBControls, based in Fall River, Massachusetts, is a leader in the design, manufacture, and marketing of DIN Rail Mounted Solid State Relays, Microprocessor-based Systems, Semiconductor Assemblies, and Custom Assemblies. Additional products include Transducers, Relay Monitors, and Fault-Sensing Devices.

For more information, contact Frank Thoman, Application Engineer, HBControls, Inc., 221 Weaver Street, Fall River, MA 02720, TEL: (508) 676-7345 or toll free at 1-800-879-7918, FAX: 508-676-7346, E-mail: