The Computer Controlled Teaching Yogurt Incubator, "IYDC", is called yogurt maker or yogurt heater. This yogurt maker consists of an insulated central body where yogurt fermentation is carried out.
There is a series of shelves inside to place the containers where yogurts are formed.
There is also a heating element to control the temperature required to make yogurt and a fan to cool down the unit and avoid overheating.
The instrumentation required for a complete monitoring of the process is also included:
- Temperature sensor to measure the temperature inside the unit.
- Temperature sensor to measure the temperature of the yogurt at any moment during the process.
- pH sensor to measure the pH of the yogurt at any moment during the process.
For a safe operation, the unit includes a safety switch to prevent the heating elements from working with the door of the unit open.
This Computer Controlled Unit is supplied with the EDIBON Computer Control System (SCADA), and includes: The unit itself + a Control Interface Box + a Data Acquisition Board + Computer Control, Data Acquisition and Data Management Software Packages, for controlling the process and all parameters involved in the process.