Details about Refit YOUR Rancilio Silvia W/ PID CONTROL and WHAT THE KITS LOOK LIKE!Refit YOUR Rancilio Silvia W/ PID CONTROL and WHAT THE KITS LOOK LIKE! See original listing
Mar 04, 2013 01:39:47 PST
Los Angeles, California, United States
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YOU PROVIDE THE MACHINE -- WE INSTALL THE ELECTRONICS!
THERE ARE A COUPLE OF KIT SELLERS OUT THERE. BOTH USE GLUE TO EVADE WARRANTY.
NEITHER WILL PROVIDE YOU ANY SERVICE ON THE MAIN INVESTMENT: THE MACHINE
Wanted to mention: NO GLUE, TAPE, or VELCRO is used, period. No disgusting exposed wire looms.
Glue, tape, and velcro are ways to evade machine warranty issues.
At Hitechespresso.com, WE warranty our work, AND the entire machine! We are authorized by Rancilio to service and support their machines. Feel free to call them: 630 427 1703
YOUR MACHINE, IF USED, GETS A SIX MONTH WARRANTY! IF NEW -- ONE FULL YEAR.
We will install this on Your Rancilio Silvia -- this price does NOT include an espresso machine -- YOU provide that to us!!!!!
For the price We will fit your Rancilio Silvia with "PID" computer control, from an authorized, servicing Rancilio dealer.
BOTH BREW AND STEAM ARE CONTROLLED ELECTRONICALLY!
Questions? Call Dave at: (877) 286-2833, and please have a look at the FAQ below.
We welcome your phone calls, and emails: dave(AT)hitechespresso.com
Please read these comments from happy buyers, a partial list:
"Great mod, works as described and looks great."
"Dave is passionate about his product; goes out of his way to ensure satisfaction"
"PID TOTALLY worth it Had it 6 weeks now. Perfect. honest seller, Go for it!"
"Quick communicator, unit properly packaged, works great! Excellent"
"Turned my good machine into a great one. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! SUPER TRUSTWORTHY!"
"Very professional job. Great results."
"Great improvement in espresso, FAST & QUALITY SERVICE!!"
"Nice, clean work. Thanks!"
"Top Seller! Top Mod! My UK 240v Silvia Rocks! Thanks from a Scots Espresso Head" (Scotland)
"The Precision Temperature modification works - a worthwhile change A+"
"Great guy, excellent quality, kickbu** service. Very, very well-designed layout."
"This is the MAN to Trust! Wonderful Work! A+++"
"Professional, reliable and helpful, highly recommended, A+++"
"A+++++ Fantastic Results, Very Professional & Trustworthy Seller. GREAT MOD! " (Japan)
There is a narrow range of optimum temperatures for making great espresso! But unfortunately, that can't be attained inexpensively, (not that the Silvia is a cheapo machine!) so what you have in the Silvia, as in most others that cost under about $1,000, is a simple $3.00 button thermostat that sadly permits temperature variations of more than +/- 20 degrees, so that usually the water going into your coffee is either too hot or too cold! Please note that the picture shows the unit coming up to the correct temperature. The correct setting is up to you, but is usually around 223 degrees F. You decide, and it will hold the setting to within +/- 1 degree.
How to make it "just right"??
We take YOUR Rancilio Silvia espresso machine and give it the capability of maintaining the EXACT optimum temperature for espresso making.
What we do for the fee:
On YOUR Rancilio Silvia -- that you send to us, at your expense:
Install and setup a precision, industrial 'PID' microcontroller to maintain the exact temperature you set.
Mounted externally as pictured. NO exposed wires! No plastic. No seams. Only the finest quality components are used.
Install a calibrated thermocouple sensor on the boiler to read temperature, and a (totally silent) solid state switch to control power to the heater.
Set up assure that regulation is within +/- 1 degrees. YOU view or change the settings easily!
"Burn-in" for 48 hours, and taste-test by making actual espresso.
Q: What if I my Silvia needs repair?
A: We can repair your unit and completely tune it up. We will, of course, provide a cost estimate before the work starts. Costs are very modest.
Q: What about my warranty?
A: Six months on all of it, and if it is a BRAND NEW machine you send -- one YEAR. Proof of purchase required.
Q: Can this installation be moved to another machine at a later date?
A: Yes, all parts are removable and usable on another machine. The old thermostat is retained, and just plugs back in. There are NO exposed holes or damage whatsoever. Although I have no idea why you would want to do that!
Q: What about that mounting box, is it some form of plastic? Is there Velcro or GLUE? I worry about water being splashed inside. What if I 'miss' when filling the machine?
A: Not a chance. NO plastic. The box is rugged aluminum die casting, and has NO exposed seams or bends whatever to admit water. NO exposed screwheads, anywhere. The enclosure is powder-coated black and goes very well with the black frame of the Silvia.
Q: Does the enclosure of the controller interfere with the steam wand?
A: On the latest "v3" silvias, not at all. On older Silvias, it keeps the wand from swiveling over the drip pan. The wand is not used in that position anyway!
Q: What about the 'steaming' temperature? Does this control the steam setting?
A: YES. BOTH mechanical thermostats are eliminated, period.
Q: What about mounting the controller right inside the boiler space? I thought that was nice.
A: No matter how you play around with partitioning and / or insulating it from the heat, it will still be WAY too hot for the controller to survive long in that position. There are NO controllers made that can tolerate the high ambient temperatures inside the boiler space. We do NOT and will never offer that option,
and we do NOT offer kits!
A customer email:
and perhaps the ultimate compliment:
"ciao davide.....sono contento del lavoro che hai fatto sulla mia silvia.......grazie bruno -"
Dave713 -- Gold powerselller
A SAECO Authorized Service Center
A Rancilio authorized Sales / service Center
A GAGGIA authorized Service Center
Questions? Call Dave at: (877) 286-2833