Microgel machine-side chiller/temperature control units (TCUs) with digital controls display and record historical process cooling energy data. Plastics processors can capture and record energy consumption data for extended periods with machine-side chiller/TCUs. In addition to energy consumption, the Microgel digital controls give users the ability to review temperatures, pressures and flow rates. All operating data is stored in a historical log and accessible via a user-friendly touchscreen. The result is the ability to easily adjust the unit for specific molding conditions for optimal efficiencies.