Omega Engineering - PRODUCT NEWS

High Accuracy, Fast Responding, Low Cost Temperature and Process Controllers

• High Performance (20 Samples / Sec), High Accuracy

• Extremely Versatile yet Easy and Intuitive to Use

• Full Autotune PID with Fuzzy Logic Adaptive Control

• Up to 99 Programs with 16 Ramps and Soaks Plus Chaining

• No Jumpers to Set, Fully Menu Configurable

• USB Communications Standard on Every Model

• UL and cUL Certified

The Platinum Series family of microprocessor-based PID controllers offer unparalleled flexibility in process measurement. While extremely powerful and versatile, great care has gone into designing a product that is very easy to set-up and use. The automatic hardware configuration recognition eliminates the need for jumpers and allows the firmware to automatically simplify itself, eliminating all menu options that do not apply to a specific configuration. Offered in 1/32, 1/16, and 1/8 DIN sizes, the 1/16 and 1/8 DIN models can be configured with dual displays.

Each unit allows the user to select the input type from 9 thermocouple types (J, K, T, E, R, S, B, C, and N), Platinum RTDs (100, 500, or 1000 O, with either 385, 392, or 3916 curve), thermistors (2250 O, 5K O, and 10K O), DC voltage, or DC current. The full bidirectional voltage or current inputs are fully scalable to virtually all engineering units, with a selectable decimal point that is perfect for use with pressure, flow, or other process input.

Control can be achieved by using on/off, PID or heat/ cool control modes. PID control can be optimized with an autotune feature; and in addition, a fuzzy logic adaptive tuning mode allows the PID algorithm to be continuously optimized. The instrument offers up to 16 ramp and soak segments per ramp and soak program, with auxiliary event actions available with each segment. Up to 99 ramp and soak programs can be created and program chaining offers unparalelled programming flexibility. Multiple alarms can be configured for above, below, hi/lo, and band triggering using either absolute or deviation alarm trigger points.

The Platinum Series device features a large, 9-segment LED, three-colour, programmable display with the capability to change colour and/or change the state of designated outputs every time an alarm is triggered. Various configurations of mechanical relay, SSR, dc pulse, and analogue voltage or current outputs are available. Every unit comes standard with USB communications for firmware updates, configuration management, and data transfer. Optional Ethernet (1/16 DIN and 1/8 DIN models only) and RS232/ RS485 serial communications are also available. The Analogue Output is fully scalable and may be configured as a proportional controller or as retransmission to follow your display. The universal power supply accepts 90 to 240 Vac. The low voltage power option accepts 24 Vac or 12 to 36 Vdc. Additional features usually found only on more expensive controllers make this the most powerful product in its class. Some of these additional standard features are: remote setpoint for cascaded control set-ups, high-high/low-low alarm functionality, external latch reset, external ramp and soak program initiation, combination heat/cool control mode, configuration save and transfer, and configuration password protection.

Embedded Ethernet and Serial Communications
Optional “embedded ethernet” on the 1/16 and 1/8 DIN models allow the units to connect directly to an Ethernet network and transmit data in standard TCP/IP packets, or serve Web pages over a LAN or the Internet. Optional serial communications are also available configurable as RS232 or RS485, with straightforward ASCII commands or MODBUS®.

All three types of communications interfaces can be installed and active simultaneously.


For more information, please contact :-

Omega Engineering Ltd.
One Omega Drive, River Bend Technology Centre, Northbank, Irlam,
Manchester, M44 5BD, UK
0800 488 488 ( UK only)
Tel: +44(0)161 777 2211
Fax: +44(0)161 777 6622

April 2015

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