Watlow Introduces Its F4T 3.0 with Advanced Data Logging and Trend Charts

April 24, 2016
Watlow, an industry leader in the design and manufacture of complete thermal systems, recently released its F4T with INTUITION version 3.0, a temperature and process controller now with enhanced capabilities including advanced data logging and graphical trend charts.

Watlow’s F4T version 3.0 is available with encrypted data log records to help meet industry requirements such as Nadcap (National Aerospace and Defense Contractors Accreditation Program), AMS 2750E and CRF 21 Part 11. Other benefits of the data logging feature include the ability to log directly to a USB memory stick, transfer data log files over Ethernet or to the USB host ports and select which parameters to data log.

Version 3.0 also releases the graphical trending functionality. Users can create up to four trend screens and they have the ability to scroll through a matching color legend of parameters on the trend chart. There is also a snapshot screen capture feature. The trend chart image can be saved to a USB host port location for viewing, emailing or printing options.

The F4T is Watlow’s ¼ DIN temperature process controller with touch-screen technology that delivers industry-leading functionality, providing users with a powerful, flexible and easy to use device in one versatile package. It features a 4.3-inch, capacitive color touch panel with high resolution and graphical user interface that provides customized control for demanding applications.

“Although we introduced the F4T in May 2015, we continue to test and make enhancements,” said Craig Dennis, product manager. “Our goal is to provide the most powerful, best performing controller solution on the market that will solve a variety of applications needs for our customers.”

Information on the F4T, including tutorials on version 3.0, can be found at f4t.watlow.com.

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