Chromalox, a leader in advanced thermal technologies, announced the availability of a sophisticated 1/16 DIN single loop temperature and process controller. The Chromalox model 6060 controller offers such features as two PID sets, multiple inputs and outputs, heat/cool operation, soft start function, self-tuning startup, and optional Modbus/RTU RS485 communications.
The two PID sets ensure reliable control over a wide set-point range. Separate PIDs for heat and cool strategies optimize control and stability. A universal and an optional input plus four digital inputs combined with six outputs provide extensive I/O flexibility. Additionally, 16 operational profiles are possible, each having 16 segments.
Typical applications include:
- Industrial Ovens and Furnaces
- Boiler and Steam Processes
- Heat Treatment
- Plastics, Extrusion, and Rubber
- Chiller and Refrigeration Systems
- Laboratory and Test Equipment
- Food and Beverage
Scott Treser, Director of Controls and Panel Development for Chromalox, says that available configuration software simplifies and hastens setup of the 6060 controller. "With this software," he says, "users can not only configure control parameters, but they can also simulate control operations to test settings before applying them." He notes that the 6060 controller offers two and three point temperature control which facilitates: on/off, heat only, heat/cool, and valve motor drive (VMD) control schemes.
Treser adds that the 6060 controller incorporates several functions for special situations. "One example," he says, "is a function with both a startup set point and a main set point for slow heat ups. A boost function increases heat for limited durations, such as at startup or cyclically. A Modbus master function permits the controller to supervise other connected controllers acting as slaves."
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