Version 4. After retrofitting the Rancilio Silvia with the PID controller kit, the espresso The controller in the Auber instruments[ PID kits has been calibrated with. Rancilio Silvia with Auber PID Perhaps more than any other home espresso machine, the Rancilio Silvia has a devoted, storied following. Rancilio Silvia PID: I wanted to add a PID to my new Rancilio Silvia (V3) espresso maker. After doing a bit of research, I settled on the Auber Instruments Model.

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The dealer where I bought it doesn’t have the part so they are just giving me a new machine.

PID Retrofit KIT for Rancilio Silvia w/ pre-infusion

No need to learn how to set up the PID controller usually, this is the most challenging part of the project for espresso drinkers with no control engineering background. An alternate location would certainly work.

To order this option, please choose silvla dropdown box at the top of this page. It not only offers better performance but also saves you time and money. No need for special tools. Estimated installation time is around minutes. Free FedEx 2day Shipping!

This PID kit is still very helpfull for steaming because you can always see the temp of the boiler even when you turn on the steam switch. All the cables in the kit have higher temperature endurances than the original cables used by the manufacturer.

Platinum RTD temperature sensor. Hopefully I will get it soon after my new machine. The only post I found on another forum seemed to indicate that the steam control isn’t a separate PID control not really sure what is meant by that.

Purge wand of water at C 3. Fig 1 is the temperature response curve.


Small Box forand Thus, it will significantly improve the taste of your espresso. I think I will go with the delux model without the steam control. Screw driver, pliers, a socket wrench and small amount of alcohol. For the user, operating this controller is the same as operating the regular machine; no extra button is needed to press for frothing. Each segment can be set by the user with si,via.

My initial thought is that I would go auner the steam control and just watch the temperature indicator to see when the light switched off.

PID Temperature Control Retrofit KIT for Rancilio Silvia

We use color coded cables with either fluoropolymer or silicone insulation. The reason I am looking at the Auber is twofold, aauber I like the style of it and how it seems to visually integrate with the machine and 2 is is less costly then others I have seen. The platinum RTD temperature sensor is more accurate and has greater long-term stability than most thermocouple sensors. Users can also easily adjust the brew water temperature to suit their own tastes.

The single hole tip, boiler size and heating element are all perfectly balanced on the Silvia. The extraction timer contains three segments: This PID technique makes perfect microfoam with good high pressure and even more importantly, at a constant silviw so you can accurately control the stretching and rolling phases. Did you have much pkd to make? Basic knowledge of electronics wiring and safety.

With this level of temperature control, you will no longer need to surf the temperature for frothing, because the heater will kick on much sooner than the original thermostat. This feature allows you to operate the brew pump manually, with the timer as a reference. Mine will keep the heater on as slivia as I start steaming before it gets in the s. They mention a range I don’t recall the exact numbers as it will be slighly different from machine to machine.


PID really helps on the brewing side a lot. Please specify if you want it set differently. Aubef am getting better at my dosing and tamping etc and am now looking at installing a PID.

Rancilio Silvia & Auber PID – Steam Control or No?

You have the basic idea correct, start a bit before the thermostat turns off the heater so that the heater stays on during steaming. The 2 models I am looking at are from Auber Instruments. This kit will take roughly more minutes to install because of the extra steps required for steam control function.

Users can also bypass the timer to use the switch on the machine for manual control of the brewing process. This product was added to our catalog on Sunday 12 October, The PID controller in this kit is specifically modified for home espresso brewing applications.

All units shipped outside US will be set for Celsius temperature unit. By accessing this site, you agree to the site’s terms of service. Two additional parameters are included to balance the requirements of cold start speed, shot recovery speed and long term stability.

This will prevent the potential electrical shock resulting from PVC insulated wires touching the boiler during aubeg. Customers who bought this product also purchased Not great solution but not sure if any way around this – other then putting the PID in a different location.

Illuminated Pushbutton Switch, 2 NO, 22mm.