The Rampmaster has always been a preferred control for many heat treaters. The Rampmaster differs from our standard Set-Pro control in that it allows for up to 12 programs and uses a numerical keypad for data entry.
The Rampmaster for heat treating uses the Custom Mode for all programming and contains a variety of On-the-Fly adjustments and special menu functions designed for fine tuning.
The Rampmaster features an Alarm package that alerts you when the soak/hold period is reached and when the soak/hold period has ended. You’ll never miss an opportunity to be at the oven when you need to be!
Custom Mode Programming
Develop your own heat treating programs using the Custom Mode. Custom Mode allows you to determine your specific temperature rates, set points and hold times. Custom Mode Programming offers 12 individual programs. Each of the 12 programs allows for up to 32 segments. All On-the-Fly features such as adding time and temperature to holds and skipping ahead are available.
12 Custom Mode Programs
The Rampmaster allows the heat treater to save up to 12 Custom Mode programs in memory. Your programs remain in these 12 locations indefinitely and can be recalled for use or modification at any time.
Numerical Keypad for Data Entry
One reason the Rampmaster is preferred over the Set-Pro for heat treating is its numerical keypad. Simply key in your data.
Two alarms are included for your convenience:
Beginning of Process Alarm – The Beginning of Process alarm alerts you when the oven temperature has reached the process temperature soak/hold period. The process temperature soak/hold is where your heat treating takes place. For those who like to load the oven at this point, this alarm was made just for you.
End of Process Alarm – The End of Process alarm alerts you when the process temperature soak/hold period has ended and it’s time to remove the material for quenching or further processing. This is a very critical point and this alarm lets you know when to act.
General Temperature Alarm – The Rampmaster also features a general temperature alarm. This alarm feature allows you to determine the temperature when the alarm sounds.
View Segment Feature
While running, the Rampmaster displays the basic information of current temperature and time. It does not display your program settings. Doing so would be overwhelming and confusing, and that’s not good. However, there are times during a program when this information must be known and View feature does just that. A simple press of a key is all it takes to see what the Rampmaster is up to.
The BACK key has a very simple function: it takes you back to what you were viewing previously. It’s helpful during programming to check previously entered data and it comes in handy when going through various Menu options. Just press it to go back!
32 Segments per Program: The Rampmaster allows you to use up to 32 segments for each Custom Mode program.
Add Time to Hold While Running
It’s possible to add additional temperature to a programmed hold temperature. The ADD TEMP feature increases the hold temperature by 5° (factory default) with every press of the ADD TEMP key. Like the Add Time feature, the Add Temp feature uses a dedicated, single function key to make use easy and anxiety-free.
Suspend the Program
The Suspend feature works much like the Add Time feature, but with a twist: you may suspend the program (cause the temperature to hold) at any point in the program, not just at the programmed hold point. The suspend feature temporarily interrupts the program and holds at the currently displayed temperature. Once the suspend is cancelled, or times out, the program begins where it left off. It essentially lets you “buy some time” at any point in the heat treating process.
The Rampmaster 3 has many more features including a delay start, PC compatibility, error diagnostics and many related menu and viewing options.