Eurotherm 50th Anniversary

50 years of groundbreaking firsts and innovative thinking

2017

Our finest precision controller with Achilles Cybersecurity Certification

 

 

Eurotherm awarded the Global ISO 9000:2015 – Global Quality Management System Certification

2017
2017

Eurotherm Investors in People

50 years of groundbreaking firsts and innovative thinking

2015
2014

Straightforward and powerful

Precision analogue control integrated in a PLC, with core Eurotherm features such as Eurotherm PID, autotune algorithms and recording (UHH).

Eurotherm joins Schneider Electric and creates a unique player in industrial automation

JANUARY 17, 2014: “Schneider Electric announces today that it has completed its acquisition of Invensys plc, a global automation player with a large installed base and a strong software presence”

2014
2012

The Future of Data Management

EcoStruxure Manufacturing Compliance Advisor enables anywhere, anytime management and access to plant information. Specifically designed for industry with cloud based storage, workflow, access, and visualisation of critical data in one place.

nanodac™ Recorder Controller launches


An industry first; a hybrid recorder with PID control in one compact device with advanced multi-loop control function. The nanodacTM product won the Automation Equipment category at the Mesures Technology Awards in 2011.

2010
2007

EPower™ Controller launched

The advanced EPowerTM power controller minimises energy costs and maximises process performance.

MACO™ Compact is released with IMPACT™ II

The very latest generation of plastics machine control system with more advanced features than any other system combined in a reduced footprint

2006
1999

Industry first push fit I/O modules

The modular style of the 2500 was the forerunner for the T2550 and later T2750 Programmable Automation Controllers, and is still in use over a decade later

Find out more about the T2550 and T2750 PAC

Eurotherm International acquired by Siebe plc

Brought all the brands under one name including Barber Colman in North America and ERO Electronic in Italy

1998
1995

Still selling 20 years on …

A unification of control products into a complete range with smart I/O modules. The 2000 Series featured innovative design, clever production engineering and good proven technology with eight devices spanning three levels and four DIN sizes.

Find out more about the 2000 Series

First redundant CPU product

The T920 allowed field replacement of a failed CPU without the need to shut down the plant. The T920 was a LIN based product and a success with Mobil on North Sea oil platforms.

Our PAC Solutions for Hybrid Industries show the modern alternatives to the T920, find them here.

1994
1993

4250G Graphic Recorder

The first hybrid recorder available both with and without a paper chart writing system. 4200 Chart Recorders won the Design Council Award in 1993 and featured a unique ‘secret until lit’ keyboard and ground breaking PCMCIA memory cards.

Nowadays Eurotherm Graphic Recorders feature remote viewing, custom graphics, email/text message alerts, web browsing, math, logic and much more, find them here.

T640 Process Controller

Our first LIN based, networked and multi-loop controller was available for over 20 years, making it one of the longest selling Eurotherm products ever. The T640 provided entry-level, micro-sized DCS with the power to integrate and grow to a fully networked system, combining all the features of a supervisory system and DCS.

Our modern day DCS solutions utilise the expertise on which we have built over 50 years of business, find them here.

1991
1991

SSD becomes Eurotherm Drives

1990: SSD launches its first AC Drives range
1992: Moved to present 7000m 2 factory in Littlehampton

Eurotherm still have a full range of AC and DC Drives and Softstarters, find them here.

Eurotherm celebrates 25 years in business

1990
1990

Led the way to modern controllers

Had many built in functions, and a graphical display.

Our most advanced controller now, with added recorder function, is the nanodac™ Recorder / Controller.

Industry first microprocessor based Thyristor

Our first French designed power controller was a forerunner to EPower™ and dominated the market for two decades.

1989
1989

Launches with 346 Recorder

 

Our first compact programmable recorder was a 100mm chart with digital display. The most fully featured dotting strip chart recorder of its class with high clarity 6 colour tracing and printing of inputs. Customers found it easy to operate and program.

Eurotherm now have a full range of Graphical and Chart Recorders for Data Management, find them here.

Our first true DCS product

Our first plant unit controller with built in graphic display and graphic block configurator, also featured a touch pad mouse input.

For our current ramge of DCS product, click here.

1988
1985

MaxiVis emerges and captures market attention

This innovative proprietary distributed control system allowed a move into large systems and bigger applications such as oil refineries, and dominated the market for over a decade.

Eurotherm DCS products now bring together world class control, advanced data security, energy management, flexible I/O and visualization options combined with powerful strategy engines form the basis of systems that can easily integrate with existing platforms and 3rd party equipment as required. Find out more here.

4001 Paper Programmable Recorder

Featuring a multi-channel and digital display, nothing like it had ever been seen before. The product became so popular there was a 48 week lead time and it’s still sold on auction sites today.

The current range of Eurotherm Recorders and Data Acquisition Units can be found here.

1985
1984

Surface-mount technology

The 810 Microprocessor PID Controller won the Design Council Award for 1984.

Modern Eurotherm multi-loop controllers start with the dual loop 3500 models, ideal for controlling processes with two interactive variables, while the mini8 extends capacity up to 16 individual high accuracy PID loops.

Built in France

The first range to be designed in the UK but built in France, marking the start of what is now a hugely successful global power market.

The current range of Eurotherm Solid State Relays (SSRs), Power Switches and SCR Power Controllers can be found here.

1981
1980

Royal Visit by Prince Philip Duke of Edinburgh

The Duke of Edinburgh officially opened our new building and UK Headquarters in Worthing. All the founding fathers are present in this photo; Jim Hartnett, Jack Leonard, Mike Somerville and Gerry Martin.

6350 Process Controller

This single loop stand alone microprocessor caused a major shakeup of the industry and was the foundation of System 6000. British Steel used these until the late ‘90s.

The current range of Eurotherm process and temperature controllers improve process efficiency, product quality and minimise waste with our high accuracy controllers, find out more here.

1979
1975

Eurotherm receives the Queen’s Award to industry

In 1975 Eurotherm won the Queen’s Award for Exports.

Shackleton System Drives established

SSD (later to become Eurotherm Drives), was believed to be the largest British manufacturer of variable-speed drives and controls.

Eurotherm currently offer a range of AC and DC drives and softstarters, find them here.

1974
1974

Turnbull Control Systems is born

TCS brought Systems Architecture to the Eurotherm product range with the MATRIC, which was used for many years in the manufacture of opthalmic glass by Chance Pilkington. The process requires extremely high precision control for long periods of time.

Eurotherm now have over 50 years experience in the systems business, designing and supporting automation and control projects for many key industries such as oil & gas, heat treatment, glass, life science, and utilities. Find out more here.

Chessell Recorders is born

The industry leading 301 Chessell Chart Recorder featured modular design circuit boards and electro-mechanics.

Customers liked this product because it was reliable and easy to service and understand.

We still lead the way in Data Recording – view our modern range here.

1971
1965

MK1 Temperature Controller

Initially designed in one of the founder’s garages, this is the product that launched Eurotherm. It was the first solid state controller, using emerging technologies to exploit the industrial market and designed for more accurate control.

Find the latest range of Eurotherm control products here.

Eurotherm formed in June 1965

Eurotherm Ltd was formed on 29th June 1965 in Worthing, West Sussex on the South coast of the UK.

The Board of Directors were Jim Hartnett (Chairman), Gerry Martin (Managing Director), Mike Somerville (Technical Director) and Jack Leonard (Sales Director). These four designed, manufactured, assembled, packaged, sold and delivered their products. Part of the assembly of machinery was done Gerry’s garage, garden shed and on his kitchen table. They had to become profitable within six months – and just managed to do so. Eurotherm started above shops in Ann Street, Worthing and moved to an old bedding store in Chatsworth Road and then to a factory on the Broadwater Estate.

1965

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