The RECO pan heater control system is a free standing unit that features the ability to monitor rail temperature and a 120 VAC control input and control equipment dependent on these conditions. A contactor output is provided to power pan heaters, and two additional outputs are provided that can be used to power 24 VDC relays. The system features programmable rail temperature setpoint, requiring temperature to be below the setpoint before contactor closure. Contact closure is maintained if temperature and control input remain within the selected parameters. The module also has a preset 10 second delay before contact closure to prevent contact chatter in case of control signal issues.