Eurotherm blues

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Eurotherm blues

Post by jwax » Wed Feb 23, 2005 2:23 pm

Any experienced users of the ergonomically bankrupt Eurotherm PID temperature controllers?
We have a few models that have an instruction manual seemingly written by Klingons in some other galaxy.
I need a copy of "Eurotherm for Dummies", in other words, written for an American.
Anybody got one?
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Post by Edd » Thu Feb 24, 2005 7:28 pm

I initially thought that you were referring to some foreign language to English translation faux paux of a contract supplier, but since that is a Limey based org and in bed with the renown Barber Colman in the US operations. I saw no abnormality in the manuals available at their online support facility…:
http://www.eurotherm.com/products/controllers <p>And on one of their smaller indicator units :
http://www.eurotherm.com/library/produc ... 7239_1.pdf <p>Is your supplied documentation of your specific unit(s) the same as at that factory support literature site ?<p>73's de Edd
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Re: Eurotherm blues

Post by jwax » Fri Feb 25, 2005 3:38 am

Thanks Edd. The architecture of the software, and the mnemonic display differences between the manual and the displayed symbols make for frustrating operation. Guess I'll have to learn the language of the Brits! :(
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Re: Eurotherm blues

Post by Will » Fri Feb 25, 2005 11:00 am

i speak reasonable Brit - send me your manual with a note of the parts you find difficult and I'll translate it for you
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Post by Deal » Fri Feb 25, 2005 4:16 pm

Whatever Jwax was searching for in in this request for translations gets lost between the sober replies and darker stupidity. This is an international site and most of us americans would be happy to not be shamed by ignorant xenophobic adolescent politics.

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Post by Edd » Sat Feb 26, 2005 1:16 am

Rgr..Rgr…After initially viewing a manual I felt certain that the quirk was probably the cryptic “shorthand” symbols that they were creating with the 7 seg display for some conditions and info.
Seems like one facilitation might be the copying of freq used symbols to a physically small condensed reference sheet for at hand consultation to preclude shifting back and forth within the manuals pages for authentication.<p>73's de Edd
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Re: Eurotherm blues

Post by Will » Sun Feb 27, 2005 10:17 am

MOST OF US AMERICANS (Initial 'a' in lower case) Who does this guy think are 'most' americans as being allied to his point of view and how does he get to denote this site as an international one after 17 posts. I think most of US americans, and I refer to those who contribute regularly to this forum, would prefer that Deal went to another forum to disseminate his nastiness ?
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Re: Eurotherm blues

Post by jwax » Sun Feb 27, 2005 6:42 pm

Correct Edd. They take considerable license with a standard 7 segment numeric display to coax it into displaying alpha characters.
Suffice to say it is an experience to learn how to use the bloody things, and I was hoping some of the contributors here may have already gone through the learning curve.
Thanks Will, and I wish the nastiness farewell also! ;)
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