Available as an Upgrade

Gleeble Touch Control 

 The Next Generation of Gleeble Systems Control

The Gleeble Touch Control (GTC) console is a significant system upgrade to the Gleeble 3000 Series. The new GTC console is now shipping with new Gleeble systems and is available as an upgrade to most existing Gleeble 3500 and 3800 systems. 

With its newly designed user interface and updated software/hardware, the GTC includes a range of enhancements, including improved usability and performance.

Gleeble Touch Control Console 
 
Improved Usability
  • Designed with ease-of-use in mind. The design team listened to user feedback to develop an intuitive user interface
  • Configurable touch screen display
  • Faster user training - Both current and new Gleeble users will quickly and easily learn how to use the system
  • Large screen and clear icons improve usability for Gleeble operators
  • Two display modes: Configuration Mode and Run Mode simplify usability and provide the right data and controls at the right time
  • Redesigned Virtual Panel Meters (VPMs) provide clear and organized information at a glance
         - During testing, users are presented with real-time data as well as operating ranges 
         - Transducer status and values are clearly displayed (both relative and acquired values)
Improved Performance
  • New Instrument Control Module (ICM) results in improved control & data acquisition
  • Easier PID Tuning
  • Expandable system – the modular control system can be expanded in the future
  • Reduced User Error – Improved data presentation via new VPMs allows for a more intuitive display of information allowing the user to review performance data
    at a glance
  • Improved user experience and accelerated workflow results in increased productivity and throughput
  • Improved logging process enables enhanced service and diagnostics
  • Better access to data files – Data files are stored in standard Windows® folders for more convenient access and backup
  • Support for future accessories
 

 


GTC Anatomy

 
Simple Configuration
  • Clear and simple configuration screen helps users examine installed accessories, review status and configure settings
    • Reduce configuration errors – the GTC provides feedback to the user on expected configurations and allows for a quick visual confirmation of settings
    • Clear device descriptions make configuring the system easier and reduces errors
    • Calibration reminders – The system tracks and notifies users of upcoming calibration requirements 

Additional Features
  • New technology, including hardware and software increases data processing speeds and improves control
  • Backward compatible with most 3000 Series systems - supports current transducers and all accessories • Wireless access to the Gleeble LAN reduces clutter and wires
  • QuikSim2 and Origin Data Analysis software continue to be utilized in the GTC upgrade, making the transition to the new system much easier

 

Technical Enhancements
  • The upgrade replaces the obsolete master circuit board (Toro Board) with a more powerful and expandable solution
    • 8 digital Input-Output (I/O) channels per module, 4 analog input channels
    • Additional modules available for future expansion
  • New embedded computer system
    • Replaces large industrial rack mounted PC,1.5 GHz Intel® Core™ i7 dual-core CPU
    • Boots from CFast flash memory

GTC Upgrade Process
  • Installation of the GTC Upgrade can be done quickly to minimize downtime. Installations are projected to take 2 days with an additional 1-2 days for training
  • System calibration is required at the time of installation. The additional calibration time is dependent on installed equipment and options

 

 

For more information on usability improvements and upgrade compatibility, contact the DSI service team at Parts@Gleeble.com