Imagine a state-of-the-art, fully functioning automation facility outfitted with the latest field instruments and controls where engineers and technicians can receive hands-on training. Sounds like a dream, right? Well, for Eastern Controls, that dream became a reality for our customers upon acquiring the PTU™ (Process Training Unit).

In September 2015, Eastern Controls was appointed the exclusive representative and authorized service provider for Endress+Hauser. Endress+Hauser is one of the world’s largest process measurement manufacturers offering a wide range of level, flow, pressure, and temperature measurement solutions, while optimizing processes with regards to economic efficiency, safety, and environmental protection. Endress+Hauser also offers liquid analysis and measured value recording equipment.

What is the PTU™?

In addition to becoming the exclusive representative and authorized service provider, Eastern Controls also became the new home for Endress+Hauser’s Philadelphia-area PTU™ (Process Training Unit). The PTU™, located in Edgemont, Pennsylvania, includes numerous fully functional flow, pressure, temperature, level and analysis instruments throughout a 5,000 square foot classroom and hands-on training space.

The PTU™ also includes instruments by various other manufacturers Eastern Controls represents, such as Mine Safety Appliance (MSA), Masoneilan, O’Brien, Turck, and PBM. A few of the instruments located on the PTU™ are the Endress+Hauser’s Promass 83, which features direct continuous mass flow measurement; Endress+Hauser’s Promag 23P, which features bidirectional flow measurement; MSA’s Ultima XE Gas Monitor, featuring interchangeable smart sensors; and O’Brien’s Vipak enclosure, which protects instrumentation from harsh winter weather.

Interested in learning more about these products and/or other products we represent? Contact us today!

How Does the PTU™ Benefit You?

The biggest benefit of the PTU™ is the endless classroom and hands-on training opportunities we are able to provide for customers. Our training curriculum includes a variety of courses centering around instrumentation, control valves, gas detection, and more. Each course is taught by our professional trainer, Chris Delsordo, and incorporates the PTU™ in a hands-on capacity utilizing actual products pertaining to the appropriate course.


“The PTU at Eastern Controls has more working Instrumentation per square foot than any other training or industrial facility. It’s a great place to learn and see first hand some of the finest measuring devices the industry has to offer.” – Peter Lantagne, Operations Training Specialist

Visit our training page to learn more about our curriculum!