Thursday, May 7, 2020

Coronavirus Fever Detection System for Businesses, Institutions, Campuses, and Facilities

The Fever Detection System FeverTIR, manufactured by VisionTIR, is designed to quickly and accurately measure people’s body temperature with an accuracy of  0.5 ºF (0.3 ºC) without contact.

Fever detection for back to work and schoolThe system is intended to alert employers and public venues of people who exceed an established maximum body temperature. The use of these devices are becoming increasingly popular as businesses, institutions, and facilities struggle with monitoring for Coronavirus. An elevated body temperature (fever) is a symptom of having the virus.

The system combines a high-precision thermal camera with a visible Full HD camera allowing body temperature measurement and the identification of people, with fast recording of the data obtained.

The system is designed for entrances entrance of hospitals, offices, industrial facilities, logistics centers, shopping centers, hotels, banks, schools, etc.

For more information, contact Hile Controls of Alabama. Call them at 800-536-0269 or visit their website at

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

How to Connect the ABB LWT Series Guided Wave Radar Level Transmitter Remote Head

The ABB LWT Series Guided Wave Radar Level Transmitter uses radar frequencies, guided in a probe going into the tank or vessel, to provide continuous, reliable level measurement with high accuracy. LWT300 series instruments cover a wide range of applications. They can meet your needs for applications up to 204 °C (400 °F) and 207 bars (3000 psi). ABB LevelExpert technology concentrates over 20 years of industrial level measurement experience into an intelligent instrument made to accurately detect levels, even in the most demanding conditions.

Certain process conditions warrant the use of a remote head on the LWT300 instrument. Remote head instruments are also very useful for any reason where you might prefer or need to distance the head from the coupler (ease of access, floating roofs, etc.)

There are three main steps to installing a remote head instrument:
  1. Installing the probe-coupler assembly in the vessel. See LWT Series Guided Wave Radar Level Transmitter user guide for instructions.
  2. Installing the head on a support bracket in a remote location. See LWT Series Guided Wave Radar Level Transmitter user guide for instructions.
  3. Connecting the probe-coupler assembly to the instrument head with the proper coaxial communication cable.
This video demonstrates step three, the actual cable and remote head connections.

  • When connecting either end of the coaxial cable, we strongly suggest the use of a wrench or pliers.
  • Connect one end of the coaxial cable to the bottom of the head-coupler adapter.
  • The coaxial cable bend radius shall not be less than 150 mm (6 in).
  • Connect the other end of the coaxial cable to the top of the coupler.
  • Complete.
For more information, contact Hile Controls of Alabama. Call them at 800-536-0269 or visit their website at

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Coronavirus Update and Mitigation

Every day brings new developments related to Coronavirus, and we understand that uncertainly can be unsettling. Our hearts go out to those who have been impacted and our families and communities need to be kept safe and protected.

Hile Controls of Alabama, Inc. is committed to the health and well-being of our employees, customers and suppliers. We are monitoring the local situation and in contact with our suppliers on their ability to continue operations and shipments of orders. In addition, we are also monitoring the reports from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO). Here are a couple of links you may want to review regularly for up to date and useful information:

  • CDC Resources for Businesses and Employers

We realize that, in this time of crisis, it is critical that we make it possible for you to continue your operations and to help you respond to the unique demands that you may be facing in your business. Our capabilities are wide ranging and varied:

  • We are a small office - open and fully functional and following the cleanliness and health guidelines at our office in Pelham, at this writing.
  • Our phones have been VOIP for years; which means we can take our office phones home and have the capability to answer your calls, even if we must shelter-in-place.
  • Our business system is also on the cloud, which means we have access to your orders and proposals with a touch of a few keys.
  • We have the ability to work with you through teleconferencing, Zoom calls and Facetime, so that we are all working within the guidelines of safe practices. 

As the spread lessens, which it will, we will continue to assist you with fast responses to your requirements for information, new ideas and innovative thought. We pray for the quick disposal of this virus that haunts us this day but have faith there are much better and brighter days ahead. Take care of yourselves, your loved ones and those that are at high risk within the community.

May God be with you and peace to us all.

Grady Andrews
Hile Controls of Alabama, Inc.
ph: 205-620-4000
cell: 205-438-0983

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

New Product Alert: Pre-engineered Universal Process Control Panels by Schneider Electric - Eurotherm

Eurotherm by Schneider Electric is a worldwide manufacturer of precision process controls and data recorders.

Eurotherm is now manufacturing two new, pre-engineered, universal process control panels fitted with BACnet communications for easy integration into building automation systems. These control panels feature either the Eurotherm EPC3004 controller or nanodac™ Recorder/Controller and are designed for customers who typically like to use Eurotherm control products but have difficulty in getting them assembled into a control box or panel.
  • The EPC3000 range of programmable single loop process and temperature controllers maximizes efficiency and repeatability and are certified for cybersecurity communications robustness. The EPC3000 controller range is Ethernet enabled as standard and is the first Eurotherm controller to be designed and certified to meet the stringent cybersecurity requirements of Achilles® Communications Robustness Testing Level 1. Now the EPC3000 has native BACnet connectivity and provides the OEM and user a direct connection to building automation systems without the need of a costly and time-consuming third party gateway.
  • The nanodac™ recorder/controller offers the ultimate in graphical recording combined with PID control for a box of its size. The compact ¼ DIN panel mount unit offers four high accuracy universal inputs for data recording and PID control. This secure data recording device with accurate control is enhanced by a full color, ¼ VGA display to bring a crystal clear operator interface to even the smallest of machines. The nanodac™ is the industry’s first process controller and digital data recorder available with native BACnet.
The new pre-engineered universal process control panels are designed to satisfy a wide variety of industrial applications. This standard designed UL508A approved industrial control panel is ideal for customers who have projects where a custom control panel is not budgeted, and lead times are extended. The Eurotherm standard control panel includes all IO points wired to an easily accessible industrial terminal strip, alarm lights, a on/off switch, a 24 volt power supply transformer, and are standardly NEMA 4. They are currently manufactured and in stock at Eurotherm's plant in Virginia.

For more information, contact Hile Controls of Alabama. Call them at 800-536-0269 or visit their website at

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Applications Guide for Jordan Valve Products

Jordan Valve manufactures industrial pressure regulators, temperature regulators, and control valves.  Jordan's products are suitable for a variety of applications with a focus on power and utilities. While steam is their primary application, they have excellent success in industrial gasses, air, water, lube oil, and various chemicals.

Their products are used in many demanding applications - very often in applications requiring more than a standard, off-the-shelf industrial product. The unique construction of the Jordan Valve Sliding Gate seat makes their regulators and control valves the ideal choice for many applications.


For more infomration about Jordan Valve, contact Hile Controls of Alabama. Call them at 800-536-0269 or visit their web site at

Friday, January 10, 2020

Using Bluetooth to Startup and Commission the Honeywell OELD

The Honeywell Optima Excel Local Display (OELD) is a Bluetooth-enabled smart junction box for the Searchpoint Optima Plus and Searchline Excel infrared detectors for flammable hydrocarbons. The OELD includes an LCD screen for gas information, a “traffic light” indicator for at-a-glance detector status, andBluetooth® connectivity for simplified, non-intrusive maintenance. Simply pair the OELD with our intrinsically safe, ruggedized smartphone; then use the OELD smartphone app to interact with the gas detector from up to 10 meters (30 feet) away. For maximum flexibility, the gas detector can be mounted either directly or remotely to OELD to suit any situation.

For more information, contact Hile Controls of Alabama. Call them at 800-536-0269, or visit their web site at