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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This product was added to our catalog on Sunday 12 October, With this level of temperature control, auer will no longer need to surf the temperature for frothing, because the heater will kick on much sooner than the original thermostat. The 2 models I am looking at are from Auber Instruments.

This feature allows you to operate the brew pump manually, with the timer as a reference. I would then know when to start my steam by just beginning a few degrees before the light is set to go off. Hopefully I will get it soon after my new machine. Basic knowledge of electronics wiring and safety. Small Box forand By accessing this site, you agree to the site’s terms of service.

The installation is completely reversible if you ever want to sell the machine or send it in for servicing. 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. 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 only work needed either has sklvia be done during installation or is difficult to ship pre-assembled. Two additional parameters are included to balance the requirements of cold start speed, shot recovery speed and silvua term stability. Free FedEx 2day Shipping! Fig 1 is the temperature response curve.

Not great solution but not sure if any way around this – other then putting the PID in a different location. That is what I was thinking too – in that the steam function isn’t necessary. This will prevent the potential electrical shock resulting from PVC insulated wires touching the boiler during operation.

PID Temperature Control Retrofit KIT for Rancilio Silvia

In terms of determining the right temp to begin your steam did you simply monitor it once through to see what temp the boiler switched off and then begin a few degrees prior to that point?

The platinum RTD temperature sensor is more accurate and has greater long-term stability than most thermocouple sensors. To order silvvia option, please choose the dropdown box at the top of this page.

We use color coded cables with either fluoropolymer or silicone insulation. PID really helps sivlia the brewing side a lot. For customers who checkout the kit without creating accounts, please use original the email address in your order and proceed with “forgot your password”.


Rancilio Silvia & Auber PID – Steam Control or No?

No need for special tools. The extraction timer contains three segments: Each segment can be set by the user with a0.

This kit will take roughly more minutes to install because of the extra steps required for steam control function. Let temp rise to C then open wand. I am getting better at my dosing and tamping etc and am now looking at installing a PID. I think I will go with the delux model without the steam control. Is there a clearance issue? Estimated installation time is around minutes. Customers who bought this product also purchased 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. I doubt the model 3-hole tip on the Silvia will work as well. Screw driver, pliers, a auberr wrench and small amount of alcohol.

I know if I start steaming when the temp gets to the high s I’ll get maximum steam power. This product was added to our catalog on Sunday 22 July,