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 Process Training Unit (PTU®).

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 a Process Training Unit (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®. 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 training and development opportunities we are able to provide for customers. We like to keep our facility up-to-date with the most recent and innovative process measurement and control equipment available, which allows our customers to interact with devices and technologies before making their own investment for their plant.  We also have an extensive training curriculum that includes a variety of courses centering around instrumentation, control valves, gas detection, and more. Each course is taught by industry professionals and incorporates the PTU® in a hands-on capacity utilizing actual products set to mimic actual real-world applications.


“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!