Controllers

 

Available in four standard formats and complementing our range of world class PID controllers this range of indicators and alarm units provide accurate temperature or process measurement, clear indication with alphanumeric messaging and versatile alarming strategies.  IP65 front panel sealing.

 

Inputs

RTD, Thermocouples, mV, mA, Volts, Strain Gauge, Custom

Display

4 or 5 Digit, scrolling text

Power Supply

100-264V ac or 24V ac/dc

 


 

Compact range is available in 1/32, 1/16 and 1/8 DIN sizes, provides you with accurate indication and alarming of temperature and process measurements. Process interlocks, including over temperature furnace limits, are implemented using relay outputs.

 

Typical applications

 

  • Temperature & Process indication

  • Process protection

  • Furnace over temperature protection

Features

Reliable performance & accuracy, Simple operation, Fully configurable using operator interface, Alarm blocking on start up, Universal input, Three alarm setpoints, Two relay outputs, One logic output or input

 


 

Standard range is available in 1/16th, 1/8th and 1/4 DIN formats for precise temperature or process measurement - the 3200i Series include scrolling alarm and event messages that can be used to alert an operator of a change in plant conditions.

 

Typical applications

 

  • Temperature measurement

  • Level/Pressure/Flow

  • Process protection

  • Furnace over temperature protection

  • Extrusion melt pressure

Features

Universal input, Strain gauge input, Changeover relay, PV transmission, Scrolling text messages, Parameter help text, Recipes, Modbus comms

 


 

Universal version is an 1/8th DIN indicator and alarm unit that has a large 5 digit display - providing excellent visibility to the operator.

 

Typical applications

 

  • Temperature indication

  • Level/Pressure/Flow

  • Differential measurement

  • Weighing platforms & strain gauge

  • Process protection/monitoring

  • Data acquisition & retransmission

  • Melt pressure indication

Features

Universal input, Strain gauge input, Custom linearisation, Differential measurement, Four alarm setpoints, Multiple alarms on a single output, Digital communications, Analogue retransmission, Transducer/Transmitter supply

 

 

 

Providing you with high performance control that is simple to implement and easy to operate. 

  • Quick start codes

  • Automatic help text

  • Custom text messages

  • Auto-tuning

With the emphasis being on simplicity, these instruments provide precise temperature and process control with a host of options:

 
Scrolling text messages - The scrolling text messages deliver plain language messages that are most appropriate to your process - letting operators and engineers alike know exactly what is happening to your process.
 
Quickstart configures essential functions - The Controller with Text Messaging series uses a simple "QuickStart" code to configure all of the essential functions required to control your process and, if preferred, we can preset this for you prior to shipment.  When accessing the controller HMI you will find that every parameter is accompanied by a scrolling text message to describe its function.
 
Advanced features - Although simplicity is often the key to a single loop controller, our ranges offer a host of advanced features to meet your needs, including:  
  • Heater failure detection

  • Timer

  • Setpoint programmer

  • Recipe feature - unique in this class of product

  • iTools software incorporates a PC wizard configuration tool to help you quickly and confidently set up your controller. To further save your time, configurations can be saved to file and reused or modified to suit other applications in the future

Inputs

RTD, Thermocouples, mV, mA, Volts, CT

Power Supply

85-264V ac or 24V ac and/or dc

 


 

Compact Controller series available in 1/32 and 1/16 DIN panel sizes, this series of temperature controllers uses advanced PID algorithms to give stable 'straight line' temperature control.  Self-tuning is included to optimize the control performance without the need for specialist knowledge or training.

 

Typical applications

 

  • Small ovens

  • Chillers

  • Sterilisers

  • Trace heating

  • Heat sealing

Features

Universal input, Two configurable outputs, Three internal alarm setpoints, Heater failure detection, Tactile buttons, Customised operator interface

 


 

Standard Controller series are a range of versatile, high stability temperature or process controllers, with self-tuning, in 1/16 1/8 and 1/4 DIN sizes.  They have modular hardware construction with the option of two control outputs, two alarm relays and a communications module.

 

Typical applications

 

  • Extrusion with optimised fan, or water cooling algorithms

  • Ovens & furnaces

  • Cold stores

Features

Universal input, Heating & cooling outputs, Motorised valve output, Optimised fan, water & oil cooling, Up to three alarm relays, Self-tuning with overshoot inhibition, Setpoint rate limit with timer function, Heater current displays, Load diagnostics, Modbus RTU, DeviceNet

 


 

Standard Controller/Programmer series are available in 1/16, 1/8 and 1/4 DIN panel sizes, the 2416, 2408 and 2404 are high stability controllers with an extensive range of options.  Either PID, ON/OFF or Motorized valve control can be configured, satisfying both electrical and gas heating applications amongst others.

 

Typical applications

 

  • Single and multi-zone ovens, furnaces & kilns

  • Environmental chambers

  • Simple ratio & cascade control

Features

Universal input, Custom linearisation, Customised operator interface, High stability PID control, Setpoint programmer, Motorised valve output, Modbus RTU, DeviceNet, Profibus, Heater current display & diagnostics, Multiple alarms on a single output

 


 

Controller with Text Messaging series are a innovative range of controllers that offer precision control of temperature and other process variables together with a host of advanced features not normally found in this class of controller.  The emphasis is on simplicity and ease of use.  A simple 'QuickStart' code can be used to configure all the functions essential for controlling your process.  This includes input sensor type, measurement range, control options and alarms - making 'Out of the Box' operation truly achievable.  If you prefer, you can specify what you need at point of order and we will ship the unit preconfigured to your requirements.

 

Typical applications

 

  • Plastic extrusion

  • Hot runners

  • Thermo-forming

  • Ovens

  • Chillers

  • Trace heating

  • Stress relieving

Features

Universal input, Heater failure detection, Load current monitoring, Internal timer/programmer, Custom scrolling text messages, Recipes, Analogue retransmission, Modbus RTU slave comms, Modbus RTU master comms broadcast, SP retransmission, Remote setpoint

 


 

Advanced Controller/Programmer series offer much more than temperature control - advanced features and options make them capable of small machine control.  They provide flexible I/O options to control and measure a multitude of processes - temperature, carbon potential, humidity, flow, pressure, level, viscosity, additive dosing and many more.  Specialist function blocks, recipe selection, setpoint programmers, math, logic, timer functions and flexible communication options are just a few examples of what makes these instruments a key part of a total process solution.

With an emphasis on flexibility, these controllers still maintain ease of use.  A simple 'QuickStart' code is used to configure all the basic functions essential to controlling your process.  This includes input sensor type, measurement range, control options and alarms - making 'Out of the Box' operation truly achievable.  More advanced features are configured using a PC based graphical configuration tool - enabling users to pick function blocks from a library then connect them together using soft wiring.

Typical applications

 

  • Furnaces

  • Environmental chambers

  • Autoclave

  • Fermenters

  • Reactors

  • Melt pressure

  • Process applications

Features

Two PID loops, 50 setpoint programs, Precision PV, Maths/logic/timers, Custom user interface, Carbon potential, Graphical wiring editor, Profibus, DeviceNet, Ethernet Modbus TCP, Expansion I/O

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Combining recognized expertise in measurement and control with a comprehensive and clear user interface using the latest LCD technology.  Multi-loop controllers offer much more than temperature control.  Capable of small machine control with their advanced features and options.
 

Flexible I/O options to control and measure a multitude of processes:

  • Temperature

  • Carbon potential

  • Humidity

  • Flow

  • Pressure

  • Level

  • Viscosity

  • Additive dosing and many more

Key part of a total process solution:

  • Specialist function blocks

  • Recipe selection

  • Setpoint programmers

  • Math

  • Logic

  • Timer functions

  • Flexible communication options

 

Precision PV measurement combined with high performance control give repeatable results yielding consistently high product quality.

 

Reduced cost of ownership - Graphical wiring editors make easy work of creating flexible solutions for complex processes. 

 

System integration is enabled using industry standard protocols:

  • Modbus

  • Profibus

  • CANopen

  • DeviceNet communications

 

Customizable displays for simple and intuitive operation - clearly showing operators the information they need.  Dual loop, ideal for controlling processes with two interactive variables.  Up to 16 control loops with what is claimed to be the best control algorithm in the world.  Uncompromising design with unique levels of functionality and versatility.

 

iTools, versatile PC software for:

  • Configuration

  • Data logging

  • Communications and monitoring

Inputs

RTD, Thermocouples, mV, mA, Volts, CT

Power Supply

85-264V ac or 24V ac and/or dc

 

 


 

2 Channel Controller/Programmer series offer much more than temperature control - advanced features and options make them capable of small machine control.  They provide flexible I/O options to control and measure a multitude of processes - temperature, carbon potential, humidity, flow, pressure, level, viscosity, additive dosing and many more.  Specialist function blocks, recipe selection, setpoint programmers, math, logic, timer functions and flexible communication options are just a few examples of what makes these instruments a key part of a total process solution.

With an emphasis on flexibility, these controllers still maintain ease of use.  A simple 'QuickStart' code is used to configure all the basic functions essential to controlling your process.  This includes input sensor type, measurement range, control options and alarms - making 'Out of the Box' operation truly achievable.  More advanced features are configured using a PC based graphical configuration tool - enabling users to pick function blocks from a library then connect them together using soft wiring.

Typical applications

 

  • Furnaces

  • Environmental chambers

  • Autoclave

  • Fermenters

  • Reactors

  • Melt pressure

  • Porcess applications

Features

Two PID loops, 50 setpoint programs, Precision PV, Maths/logic/timers, Custom user interface, Carbon potential, Graphical wiring editor, Profibus, DeviceNet, Ethernet Modbus TCP, Expansion I/O

 


 

3 Channel Controller/Programmer series is a highly accurate and stable process controller available in a single, dual or triple loop format.  Features include setpoint programming and a comprehensive selection of math and logic functions.

Its user interface incorporates a bright dot matrix display, providing extreme flexibility and ease of use.  It is a highly configurable product offering many features previously only found in programmable logic controllers (PLC).  This enables systems to be implemented integrating the process control and logic functions of a machine - simplifying system complexity and reducing total system costs.

Typical applications

 

  • Vacuum heat treatment

  • Carburising furnaces

  • Semiconductor diffusion

  • Creep & tensile testing

  • Boiler control

  • Environmental chambers

  • Autoclave

Features

Two PID loops, 6 setpoint programs, High precision PV, Cascade/override/ratio, Maths/logic/timers, PV/SP trend display, Custom user interface, Carbon potential, Maths calculations, Vacuum inputs, Profibus, DeviceNet, Ethernet Modbus TCP, Master Modbus, Expansion I/O

 


 

16 Channel Control & Data Acquisition series offers high performance control usually only found in our panel mount PID controllers.  It is also a very competitive and compact data acquisition device.  Its modular design enables its I/O and feature set to be selected to cater for a wide range of applications from simple to complex. 

 

This controller is the ideal partner to a programmable logic controller (PLC).  Able to multi-drop on either serial, fieldbus or Ethernet communications, it offer s a real, cost-effective alternative to performing analogue measurement or loop control in a PLC. 

 

Implementing these functions in this controller reduces the hardware cost of the PLC, relieving it of the burden of performing analogue functions - often allowing a lower specification processor to be used.  The feature set of this controller includes high performance PID control, graphical wiring and setpoint programming functions together with math, logic and timing function blocks.

 

Typical applications

 

  • Plastics extrusion

  • Semiconductor MBE/CVD

  • Thermoforming

  • Stress relieving

  • Environmental chambers

Features

16 control loops, 32 analogue inputs, SP programming, Maths/logic/timers, Profibus DP, DeviceNet, Ethernet Modbus TCP, CANopen

 


 

8 Channel Control & Data Acquisition series is designed to communicate with Modbus RTU, Profibus, DeviceNet® comms or Modbus TCP/IP masters, it can be used for signal conditioning, alarm monitoring, remote data acquisition or devolved control, for systems such as the Eycon™ visual supervisor, PC based SCADA packages and PLCs.   

Eight PID blocks provide an extensive range of control strategies. Each block offers one-shot auto tuning to optimize control performance without the need for specialist knowledge. Every PID block may be a Single PID, Cascade, Ratio or Override controller, each providing the choice of analogue, time proportioned or valve position output.  Six base sizes are available to take from 2 to 16 I/O modules each. Up to 16 bases may be daisy chained to provide acquisition and multi loop control solutions with up to 128 I/O. 

DIN rail mounting enables the 2500 to be located where the control action is required - minimizing the cost of the cable used, as only the communications need be taken to the User Interface. The 2500 may also be mounted on part of the machine, saving the cost of centralised control cubicles. 

A friendly Windows configurator package, iTools is used to set up the 2500. iTools parameterizes and commissions the I/O points, the Toolkit and PID function blocks and interconnects the different variables, alarms, function blocks and I/O. ‘Toolkit blocks’ provide local combinational logic and mathematical calculation.

Typical applications

 

  • Furnaces

  • Environmental chambers

  • Baking conveyor ovens

  • Packing lines

  • Conveyor furnaces

Features

Advanced PID control, Single loop integrity, Individual loop tuning, Up to 128 I/O, Direct interface to temperature sensors, Plug-in modules, Easily expandable, Physical distribution reduces wiring, Different base connections, Industry standard comms

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    

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