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Old 02-02-2011, 09:54 AM   #1
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Help constructing a heated box.


Afternoon!

I need to create a metal box with an adjustable temperature range for an experiment one of the researchers at work wants to run. It needs to hit at least 200 degrees. I planned on using strip heaters for the heat, but am having trouble figuring out how to control the temperature. Most of the strip heaters I have found online reach up to 900 degrees. The steel box I'm having our shop build for us can handle that and I'm sure at some point, one of the R&D guys here may want to reach that level some day, so I'd like advice on what to use that can cover a wide range.

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Old 02-02-2011, 11:30 AM   #2
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Help constructing a heated box.


Head over to the Omega Engineering site and start reading.



http://www.omega.com/temperature/Z/pdf/z110-114.pdf

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Old 02-03-2011, 01:17 AM   #3
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how about using an old oven?
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Old oven wont work. It's for an experiment at using one of our thermal sensor systems, so the box is being constructed at our shop. Steel box, 1/2" thick, 4'x2'x2'. Needed a way to heat it accurately, but looks like the Omega controllers will do the trick.
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