The control panel consists of an LCD display and control buttons. All parameters (temperature, pH, pO2, air flow rate, agitation and one free selectable parameter, e.g. pCO2, optical density, antifoam etc.) are visible at a glance on a large LCD back light display (4 × 40 digits). The controls are simple and logical.
On most parameters the limits of low or/and high alarm can be set. After alarm activation an acoustic signal is heard, the indication appears on the display and an electric signal is generated on the rear side connector of the fermentor. Each fermentor can be operated in an autonomous way or can be coupled to a PC (over RS 485) using a special fermentation program FNet (for up to 6 fermentors in parallel) or SIAM software. The latter allows almost unlimited possibilities for control and data processing.