ST-215 Stafford Instruments Controller
The ST215 is a small easy to use ergonomically designed controller in a hand-held case with rubber hand grips. It is supplied with a wall mounting holster bracket and a flexible lead and plug as standard. Bright orange LED displays are fitted. The ST215 is designed to control single zone electric kilns and is derived from our long established ST315 controller. It is suitable for worldwide use with a universal power supply and selectable °C/°F operation. For a traditional pottery firing controller please see our ST216 (separate datasheet). This is in the same product range as the ST215 controller and has 80 programs.
The ST215 is a 10-program controller designed for glass, ceramics & pottery use. Each program can have up to 16 segments. It is fully adjustable with a detailed 4-lamp mimic display & continuous display of segment number. Each segment comprises of a ramp followed by a soak. Ramps can be heating or cooling. It executes a controlled ramp to the soak temperature where it dwells for the required period then executes the next segment. The end of the program is marked by selecting ‘End’ while entering a ramp rate. Natural cooling then follows.
The ST215 can be configured to the kiln using a configuration menu. The thermocouple type and kiln power rating (for the energy used function) can be configured together with °C/°F operation. Other installer-configurable items include power failure recovery enable/disable, error message handling and control parameters.