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RKC Instrument Announces High Performance Process Controller in a Short Case

April 112005
RKC Instrument Announces High Performance Process Controller in a Short Case
SOUTH BEND, IN - RKC Instrument announces the release of the FB series high performance temperature/process controller with an accuracy of 0.1%. The operator can select from autotuning, advanced autotuning, or a more advanced Brilliant II autotuning feature which allows selectable PID control. A special start-up tuning feature calculates optimum PID values and eliminates time that conventional autotuning requires at start-up. Sampling time can also be selected as 50ms,100ms, or 250ms, depending on the application.

The series has universal input, up to 7 digital inputs, 4 digital outputs, and 2 communications ports so that one port can be dedicated to intercontroller communication. A remote setpoint input and a multi-memory area is standard. As many as 8 sets of parameters can be stored in the multi-memory area and may be set easily through front key operation, DI, or communications. The multi-memory area may be used to create up to 16 segments of ramp/soak control.

The series is available as a ¼ DIN or 1/8 DIN x 60 mm deep panel saving short case which has NEMA4X and IP66 waterproof and dustproof protection. The 5-digit display is a large, easy to read 20mm height. The front panel also features a settable bar graph display. The internal assembly is removable from the front to allow for easy maintenance.

A loader port comes standard to permit communication with a PC using its USB port. Win-UCI software is provided to make data monitoring/logging easy in setting control parameters or copying parameters to another FB series controller via PC. Communication capabilities include RS-232C, RS-422A, RS-485 and Modbus.

Options include up to 4 event alarms, heater break alarm, analog retransmission output, power feed forward function, and feedback resistance (FBR). An inter-controller option uses digital communication to achieve precise cascade control, a group RUN/STOP function, temperature ratio setting, and uniform temperature-rise even when using as many as 32 controllers.

The FB series is an ideal instrument for both end-users and the OEM market in a wide range of industries including ovens, furnaces, kilns, annealing and other heat related processes, test stands, environmental chambers, plastics, and packaging.

For further information please contact RKC Instruments, 4245 Meghan Beeler Court, Suite 2, South Bend, IN 46628. Phone: 574-273-6099, FAX: 574-247-9657, email: [email protected], or www.rkcinst.com.
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