PRACTICAL Control Solutions has released the Jumo Imago 500 multiloop process controller with graphical user interface. The panel mounting, 92mm x 92mm cut-out process controller can be operated as a fixed setpoint controller or as a profile or program controller.
As a profile controller it provides 50 programs, each of 1000 individual steps. Programs can be edited via the front panel or through the use of a Jumo program editor on a Windows 95/98/NT4.0/2000/ME platform. The Jumo Imago 500 can also operate in recorder-mode, displaying parameter trends. The controller can be used in standalone or field bus environments. Operator prompting is provided by clearly laid out diagrams, symbols and texts on the 100mm x 134mm colour screen. The Jumo Imago 500 accepts up to eight analogue inputs (RTDs, thermocouples, standard and resistance transmitters) and six logic inputs as floating channels. Multiloop control is possible.
A modular design provides flexibility and allows the expansion of additional process inputs and outputs. The Jumo Imago 500 can be configured to have up to 12 outputs, including relays with NO or CO contacts, solid-state relays, 0V-5V logic levels, analogue signals and supply rails for a two-wire transmitter. Control enhanced by 16 alarms with delay on/off function, as well as by maths and logic functions. The controller comes with a RS 422/485 port with optional Modbus, Jbus and Profibus interfaces.