YORK, PA‚â€”Red Lion Controls, Inc. announces that its Modular Controller series PID modules now support ramp/soak control. The Modular Controller provides multi-zone PID control, data acquisition and I/O for PC, DCS or PLC control systems, while integrating data logging and advanced alarm management. Now, with the latest update to Red Lion‚â€™s simple-to-use Crimson‚Â® 2.0 programming software, users can integrate multi-segment temperature profiling for complex processes in the autoclave, heat-treating, food and chemical industries.
The ramp/soak functionality consists of a profile, or succession of setpoint ramp and soak periods. The profile can support up to 30 segments, with each segment defined by a setpoint and a time, allowing users to set a temperature range and period of time in which the range will be maintained. The Modular Controller‚â€™s dedicated single and dual PID modules each manage ramp/soak control individually, maintaining independence for each loop and allowing hot-swappable replacement for reduced downtime. Plus, advanced modes are available for critical control requirements, such as guaranteed soak times and ramp rates.
The Modular Controller features an advanced, built-in protocol conversion facility and multiple-protocol Ethernet port that allows even the most complex PID, data-acquisition or I/O systems to be configured‚â€”simply and in just minutes. Plus, the Modular Controller utilizes Red Lion‚â€™s free Crimson 2.0 software for communication configuration and calibration of new systems.
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