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Cartridge heater control

Posted: Wed Nov 03, 2021 8:18 am
by Brockbags
Hi guys, newbie to this forum and looking for some advice.
I have a small hot foil press which requires a new controller, it's 240v heating a 400w cartridge heater via a type k thermocouple.
I hate throwing anything away so want to reuse and recycle where I can. The foil press is used for hot foil embossing of one off leather items. The controller I want to use is as per the image attached, iam unsure what the component shown on point's 1, 3 & 4 is dose the fact that the component is shown within the ring of contacts mean it's built in to the controller? Any assistance would be greatly appreciated
Richard @ Brockbags_uniquebags (instagram)

Re: Cartridge heater control

Posted: Wed Nov 10, 2021 2:26 pm
by Pico Angstrom
First off, it looks Ike the item in the photo is a timer, probably to control power to a heating element.

The diagram on the label is a pinout for the plug on the base, along with a schematic of the control actions of the timer's switch and power inputs.

It looks like a replacement might be available here: ... imers.html

An exact replacement isn't listed but it's likely your part number was superceded, a call to the company could help.

Not sure I would be comfortable bodging that. The resulting conflagration might not be covered by insurance :D