Operators love our test chamber control system
because it's easy to program and use.

Environmental Chamber Controllers
from Russells Technical Products

Russells integrates three types of state-of-the-art environmental control systems to monitor, record, and report data from our test chambers.

Some Of Our Customers Say Our New VS1 Control System Is Perfect...

Operators love our test chamber control system because it's easy to program and use. The VS1 operates in a Windows format with familiar, intuitive functionality. This robust control system uses off–the–shelf hardware and can be retrofitted to any existing test chamber in a matter of hours. No more using different control systems for different brands of environmental test chambers. You can standardize your entire lab using the VS1 system. Maintenance technicians also love the VS1 Control System for its extensive maintenance logs and alarming systems (up to 64 programmable alarms). Quality Control loves The Flexible Trending Data that is always right at your fingertips for the quality control team and can be easily exported into other computer programs (i.e., Excel). With the network version of VS1, you can view or program data from the next room, building, or the other side of the country.  You are never out of touch with your VS1 environmental chamber control system.


  • Profiles are created using simple pull-down menus or icons
  • Simple Windows cut/copy/paste functions
  • Profiles can be saved as 32-character names
  • Online editing of profiles
  • Multiple profiles can be edited and created on the fly
  • Offline programming software is also included so programs that are created can be shared via floppy disks, CD-ROM's, or network devices
  • Unlimited profile steps
  • List view of all steps
  • Each step can be programmed for guaranteed soak
  • 4 channels of control and deviation alarms
  • Running profiles are highlighted in yellow and display all segment information

  • Automatic 30 day trending of up to 64 variables
  • Charts can be automatically selected and viewed by trend lengths from 1 hour to 30 days, or the trend window can be manually entered
  • Multiple charts can be displayed at the same time
  • Pen selection can be changed by color and line attributes. Pens can also be turned on and off
  • Built–in zoom feature
  • Charts can be exported in CSV format for import into Excel
  • Charts can be saved with up to 32-character names
  • Saved charts can be played back
  • High speed data acquisition charting for rapid decompression applications -NEW!

  • 64 user-and system-programmable alarms
  • Alarms can be assigned to any of the 64 analog and/or 128 digital points built into the system
  • Analog alarms can be configured to display an alarm or fault condition with or without system shutdown

  • Alarm view displays the current state of all analog and digital values at trip along with date and time stamp
  • All system inputs (analog and digital) can be added to the maintenance system for preventive care
  • 32–character description

  • Built–in calibration and curve–fit routines
  • Up to sixteen levels of passwords for different security levels can be programmed
  • System automatically tracks system entries
Programming per profile:

Steps 2,000
Loops 2,000
Loop interactions/per step 999
Nested loops 999
Step time 1 sec to 9,999 hrs
Online programming yes
Online program development yes
Remote programming yes

Advanced Functions:

 *Remote Programming Modem and/or network, built in calibration routines
*Alarm Paging Automatic call out user–definable

Alarms 32 user–definable including system functions
Alarm History Unlimited

Virtual Electrical:

Predefined Compressor functions Piston and screw on/off and direct digital valves. Up to 8–machine sections including analog and digital devices for oil pressure, discharge temp, air–cooled condenser, etc.
Heating 3 stages, on/off or analog control
Humidity 3 stages, on/off or analog control
Events 8 user–definable


*Networking Each VS1 can be configured as a web server for an intranet, LAN, WAN, or the Internet. Network printing for all VS1’s. Servers available for additional network services.
*Requires additional hardware  
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BlueStar™ Controller PDF
Russells BlueStar™ color touch screen controller is a powerful state of the art chamber controller/microprocessor that makes programming your test chamber a breeze. Take control of your Russells chamber with a touch of the finger. BlueStar™ is packed with features that you would not find on other touch controllers. BlueStar™ features:
  • 8.0” WSVGA TFT touch panel PC
  • Intuitive touch functionality
  • High performance 32 bit dual core microprocessor
  • 4 channels of control
  • Product temperature control
  • Graphical trending of control and process
  • Data logging of 8 user configurable analog input/output*
  • Data easily exported to .csv file via USB
  • Trend view feature
  • Inputs for chamber system monitor and preventative maintenance
  • Remote Ethernet/RS-232/RS-485 communications
  • Server enabled remote control from Lab View or other custom programs
  • Easily retrofitted to most existing chambers
  • Password protection for multiple users
Let BlueStar™ be the star of your lab!
Standard Features Main Screen
  • All current information is available on the screen alarms: current setpoint, process variables, and chamber state
  • All information is selected from a pull down menu
  • MDI (Multiple Document Interface)
  • Easy selection between degrees Celsius or Fahrenheit
Analog inputs
  • Selectable inputs: T/C, RTD, Voltage, Current, Millivolt (8 channels included) expandable to 64
  • Completely configurable 4 channels of control plus true PI control for product control
  • Programmable restart modes after power failure
Optional Accessories:
  • Data logging of 8 channels standard, expandable to 64
  • Automatic 30–day trending of up to 64 variables
  • Charts can be automatically selected by trend lengths from 1 hour to 30 days
  • Multiple charts can be displayed at the same time
  • Pen selection can be changed by color and line attributes. Pens can also be turned on and off
  • Built–in zoom feature
  • Charts can be exported in CSV format for import into Excel
  • Charts can be saved with up to 32–character names
  • Saved charts can be played back


    4 Process Variables
    Windows 32 bit (Windows Embedded)
    Intel Dual Core Atom Processor
    8.0” WSVGA TFT touch panel PC
    LED backlight
    1024 x600, 256K
    4GB Solid State Hard Drive
    10/100 Ethernet Via RJ-45, RS-232
  • USB:
    (1) 2.0 For Data Transfer
    In:100-250 VDC/47-64 HZ
    Out: 12V DC/5a (60W)
    -10°C(14°F) to 60°C(140°F)
    10% to 95% RH @40°C Non-Condensing
    Stop, Manual, Profile, Soak, Ramp, Loop, Next Profile, Wait
    999 Loops
    Program On The Fly
    (8) User Definable
    Expandable to 64
    Minimum of 60 second intervals
    Program and Process Data
    Real Time Up To 30 Days
    Expandable to 16
    T,J, or K type Thermocouples
    Optional: RTD (PT100)
  • DIGITAL INPUTS: (16 depending on config.)
  • DIGITAL OUTPUTS: (16 depending on config.)
    Contact: 2A Max. Resistive, 80VA Inductive
    1-999 hours
    32 User Definable w/History
Watlow Series F4T Controllers
The F4T with INTUITION temperature process controller from Watlow offers a wide range of field removable 1/0 modules for maximum design flexibility. Configurations can be custom tailored to meet the scaling needs of a tremendous range of equipment and applications while providing exactly the hardware types required for compatibility. The F4T controller also features a 4.3 inch, color, graphical touch panel. Combining power, flexibility and functionality, this new controller offers unmatched versatility, and its best-in-class ease of use could very well make user manuals a thing of the past.
Features and Benefits 4.3-inch, color touch panel with high-resolution, graphical user-interface
  • Shortens learning curve and reduces operator errors
  • Allows channels, profiles, alarms, inputs and outputs to be personalized with user defined names
Temperature PID, data logger, trend chart, over/under-temperature limit, power switching, math, logic, timers and counters combined into an integrated system
  • Eliminates the need for separate discrete components
  • Simplifies design, ordering and installation
  • Saves money
Robust algorithms for temperature, cascade, altitude, humidity and compressor
  • Improves process control
  • Offers one to four channels of control
  • Provides multiple PID sets
  • Enables TRU-TUNE®+ adaptive control algorithm
  • Offers 40 ramp and soak profiles with real-time clock and battery backup
COMPOSER® graphical configuration PC software
  • Archives and documents controller setup
  • Connects with controller easily via Ethernet Many communications options available including Ethernet Modbus® TCP and SCP|and EIA-232/485 Modbus® RTU
  • Offers two USB host ports and one device port
  • Simplifies file transfers
  • Connects easily
Modular design
  • Offers numerous types of field pluggable modules for maximum flexibility and easiest compatibility
  • Features scalable and modular firmware functions
  • Delivers scalable input/output quantities from 1 to 36
Agency certifications include UL®, FM, CE, RoHS, W.E.E.E., NEMA 4XllP65
  • Verifies performance in installations worldwide
SERIES F4S/FAD/FAP backward compatible
  • Provides easy retrofit with minimum pain and disruption
  • Ensures proper fit in existing SERIES F4 panel cutout
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