Controls of all kinds are integral parts of restaurant equipment operations. A control is a switch or other device by which a machine is regulated. A control may be manual or automatically operated. An electro-mechanical control typically consists of multiple relays, timers, and/or counters wired together on an enclosure panel. Electro-mechanical control is also referred to simply as "Relay Control", which is a more accurate term since solid state electronic relays, timers, and counters are standard components. Contactors, motor and compressor starters, valves, thermostats, and other output devices are used to turn on/off motors, indicator lights, heating elements, and other components used in the equipment.
A high limit ( "Hi Limit" or simply "Limit") switch is one of the most important safety features in numerous pieces of restaurant equipment. In the event that your equipment begins to operate at temperatures above maximum specifications, the high limit will shut down the unit. The high limit switch regulates equipment operation by closely monitoring the equipment's operating temperature.
In 1937, Anetsberger Brothers entered the foodservice equipment industry with the introduction of its first thermostatically controlled counter fryer. Since then, ANETS has developed numerous other product firsts, including automatic lifts on gas fryers, automated production tables, pyrolytic self-cleaning char-broilers, dough rollers with built-in dough dockers, and many more.
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