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Wood dryers (drying kilns) catalogue (.PDF 4MB)
Wood dryers (drying kilns) catalogue (.PDF 4MB)

Catalogo Secadores de madera (.PDF 4MB)
ESP/ENG Catalogo secadores de madera / Wood dryers (drying kilns) catalogue (.PDF 4MB)

Katalog holztrockner Catalogue de sechoirs a bois (.PDF 4MB)
GER/FRA Katalog Holztrocknung / Catalogue de Séchoirs à bois (.PDF 5MB)

 Measurement & control equipment catalogue (.PDF 2.8MB)
Measurement & control equipment catalogue (.PDF 2.8MB)

Since 1990




Automatic control unit used for drying process control in
conventional and dehumidifying wood dryers (drying kilns)



Automatic control unit for wood dryers (drying kilns) MC-2000
Wood dryers:
Conventional kilns
Dehumidifying dryers
Mini (Low-cost) kilns (NKS)
Heat pumps
Additional equipment
Power electric switch board

Catalogues and manuals:
Wood dryer catalogue (.pdf)
NIGOS dryers (.pdf)
User manuals
Measurement & controll equipment catalogue (.pdf)

Automatic controllers for wood drying:
MC-411R, MC-412, MC-504, MC-600,
MC-904, MC-2000, MC-3000
Automation of existent conventional kilns

Archive (obsolete products no longer produced):
 (MC-100RM, MC-500R, MC-100R, MC-1000)

Wood MC meters:
Portable moisture meter RVD-905
Nondestructive moisture meter DVD-241
Nondestructive moisture meter MCD-50

Control unit for steaming chambers PD-01
ISPM-15 wood pallet sterilization unit MKS-05


  • Used in conventional, dehumidifying and combined wood dryers
  • Aluminium case
  • Ideal for operation in systems with several drying chambers
  • Automatic, semiautomatic or manual control of drying process
  • ON/OFF and PI type of control
  • Drying of all types of wood regardless of the starting moisture content and thickness in range 20 to 80 mm
  • 12 invariable and 8 variable (user) drying regimes
    (by combining 4 wood types and 3 standard thickness it has over 200 different drying regimes in the way Holzmeister and Italian controllers have)
  •  2 inputs for air temperature and EMC measurement
  • 8 inputs for wood MC measurement
  • 1 control input for temperature measurement (incoming hot water temperature)
  • 4 digital inputs for fans and compressor operation control
  • 9 relay outputs
  • Data are received from measurement module MKM-08 via communication line (at distance up to 300m)
  • Program controll of fans speed
  • Code protection of parameters in 2 levels against unauthorized changing
  • Statistics of equipment operation during drying
  • Data recording every 2, 3, 4 or 6 hours
  • 2 levels of irregular situation notification (warning and alarm)
  • Light and sound indication of alarm
  • Communication standard RS-485
  • Can be connected to PC
MC-2000 automatic control unit for wood dryers (drying kilns) is a device that automatically controls drying process in high capacity conventional kilns or dehumidifying (condensing) kilns. NIGOS-elektronik used its experience gained over the years as manufacturer of automatic controllers for wood dryers to further improve automatic controllers. MC-2000 is currently most advance model from NIGOS-elektronik product line of automatic controllers for wood dryers (drying kilns).

This device is based on older automatic control unit MC-1000P. It also has Aluminium case and is delivered already fitted in power electric switch board.

This controller has newest concept of temperature, EMC and wood MC data aquisition applied. MC-2000 standard configuration includes 2 measurement boxes DS-04 attached to measurement module MKM-08 which transfers data via communication line to MC-2000. MKM-08 box can be placed at distance of up to 300 m away from MC-2000 controller which is very suitable for systems with large number of dryers where automatic controllers are placed in one controll room while actual dryers are at distance.

Picture bellow show connection of MC-2000 with MKM-08 and DS-04 boxes.
Automatic control unit for wood dryers (drying kilns) MC-2000 connection

MC-2000 controlls air temperature and humidity in order to achieve optimum conditions for wood drying inside the chamber. MC-2000 controls its relay outputs automatically, semi-automatically or user can do it manually based on data obtained from temperature and EMC probes (in 2 points) and wood MC probes (obtained from 8 points). Also, control of drying process is adjusted according to other settings set by user.

In automatic operation mode, MC-2000 follows chosen drying schedule (regime). There are 12 invariable (built-in) schedules which are inserted in unit's memory by "NIGOS" during production and which can not be changed. In addition, user can make his own regimes and store it in additional 8 free slots. Beside selection of the regimes themselves, user must select 1 of 4 available wood types as well as timber thickness in range 20 to 80mm in steps of 1mm. Automatic controll units from other manufacturers have predefined regimes for each of these situatons. In case we would make comparesment in such way using only 3 standard thickness (instead of available 60), we can claim that this controller has more than 200 drying regimes as other manufacturers such as Holzmeister and some italian manufacturers present. 

In semi-automatic operation mode user set the desired values for temperature and EMC based on personal experience and measured wood MC and automatic control unit MC-2000 only maintain this values inside the chamber.

In manual operation mode, buttons on the right side of device labeled with OUTPUTS are used. These buttons give the user an ability to manually control heating, drying, fans operation and spraying. While in manual operation mode, MC-2000 only displays measured values for T, EMC and MC, but it has no influence on the relay outputs and equipment inside the chamber. User himself must control temperature and humidity by pressing the appropriate buttons. 

After power failure, if it was started, drying will automatically continue when power is reconnected starting from measured wood MC.
Automatic control unit MC-2000 is delivered with following equipment included (standard configuration):
  • Automatic control unit MC-2000: 1 pcs
  • Measurement module MKM-08: 1 pcs
  • Measurement box DS-04 with fitted temperature probes: 2 pcs
  • EMC paper holder which is fitted on DS-04 box: 2 pcs
  • EMC paper in quantity sufficient for 2 years drying: 1 set
  • Set of wood MC probes for different wood thickness: 1 set
  • FEP insulated cables for boxes connection: 20m
  • Communication cable for MKM-08 to MC-2000 connection: 50m
  • FEP insulated cables for wood MC measurement: 8m x 8 pcs

Warranty for automatic control unit MC-2000 is 5 years.

Upon special user request, or when neccessary for specific dryer, additional eqipment is delivered. This includes wood MC cables in different lengths, measurement/verification equipment for wood heat treatment (palette sterilization according to ISPM-15 standard), RS232<->RS485 adapter for connection of controller to PC with all neccessary cables, installation CD with survailance/verification software etc...

Technical data of MC-2000 are given in the following tables:
 Main characteristics
 Power suply  220 Vac; 50Hz; 4VA max
 Number of digital inputs  4
 Number of analogue inputs  1 (Pt-1000; T: -25 ÷ 150 °C)
 Number of relay outputs  9
 Communication lines  3
 Displays  16 rows x 40 characters LCD;
 Operating conditions  T: 0 ÷ 50 °C; RH: 5 ÷ 90%
 Storage  T: - 40 ÷ 85 °C; RH: 5 ÷ 90%
 Dimensions (WxHxD)(mm)  (470 x 200 x 110) mm
 Weight  2000g (control unit only)



 Number of inputs  2
 Range  -20 ÷ 110 °C; 10mV/°C


 Number of inputs  2
 Range  2.0 ÷ 30 % EMC (UGL)

Wood MC

 Number of inputs  8
 Range  5 ÷ 160 %
 Relay  Number of outputs  9
 Characteristics  3-pin; 8A / 250Vac, uninterrupted load 3A max
 Number of outputs and application  2 outputs for temperature control (heating valves)
 2 outputs for fans work and direction control
 2 outputs for humidity control (servo-controlled drying flaps)
 1 output for compressor
 1 output for spraying
 1 output for alarm
 Optocapler  Number of outputs  3
 Number of outputs and application  2 insulated digital outputs for frequency inverter operation
 1 analogue output for frequency inverter control
 Digital  Communication standard  RS 485
 Protocol  S - NIGOS
 Connection speed toward MKM-08  4800 ÷ 115200 bps
 Connection speed toward PC  4800 ÷ 115200 bps

Technical data of MKM-08 are given in the following tables:



 Number of inputs  2
 Range  -20 ÷ 110 °C; 10mV/°C


 Number of inputs  2
 Range  2.0 ÷ 30 % EMC (UGL)

Wood MC

 Number of inputs  8
 Range  5 ÷ 160 %

User manual v5.4.7   ESP
Connecting diagram
Control and monitoring softver


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