ESPEC introduces the Web Controller, an embedded server/software solution that allows monitoring and programming your chamber via any PC on your network. Independent of the chamber’s controller, the Web Controller adds additional capabilities for easier datalogging, programming, and “Internet of Things” functionality.
The Web Controller leapfrogs competitive remote access solutions by hosting the software remotely, at the chamber. No local software to install, just a web browser and access to the LAN is required. No need for a USB thumb-drive either, as all data files can be downloaded and uploaded from the web browser.
Because there are only seven screens, all operational functions are easy to find and use. (One-time and infrequently-accessed settings are set at the chamber.) The gray side-bar on all pages shows the current status of the chamber for easy monitoring.
Users will appreciate the expanded functionality for programming. When editing a program, all steps can be seen and changed on the same screen, without having to flip back and forth. Network view allows you to see all chambers with web controllers on one screen. For added convenience, programs may be downloaded from the chamber for back-up/storage, or uploading to another chamber. The web controller can make outbound actions based on the chamber operation using the Macro Editor with actions like emails or external API commands to other applications. REST API can turn off and have no authentication or HTTP basic authentication. The TCP forwarder provides direct TCP access to the controllers communication interface.
Because the Web Controller is running with the chamber, a dedicated PC for datalogging isn’t required. The monitor page features a robust trend-graph display of the chamber operation, and full screen view for display. Used with webhooks specific status information can be pushed to other API’s. Test data can be downloaded for analysis and graphing in Excel.
The Web Controller can be added to existing chambers with the ESPEC SCP-220, P-300 or Watlow F4/F4T controllers. See our powerpoint about the self-install kit. Please contact our Customer Support department for a quotation.