Watlow have introduced the newest member of the EZ-ZONE Family.
The EZ-ZONE PM controller extends the integrated control loop functions first introduced in the EZ-ZONE ST integrated controller to the 1/32 and 1/16 DIN panel mount package sizes.
Watlow's EZ-ZONE PM controller offers solutions to reduce system complexity and lowers the cost of control loop ownership.
The user can configure the EZ-ZONE PM controller in a variety of ways:
- As a discrete PID controller with adaptive tuning
- As a discrete, agency approved, over/under limit controller or
- As an integrated control loop solution by combining the PID functionality, over/under limit functionality and high amperage NO-ARC power switching output in a single panel mount package. Combining these features reduces the required panel space, the cost of wiring and the cost of installing multiple discrete components
The EZ-ZONE PM controller is highly scalable, so the user only pays for what is needed. Buyers can also select from a variety of industrial communication protocols including Modbus. EIA 485, EIA 232, Modbus. TCP or EtherNet/IP to remotely configure, manage and monitor the system's performance.
Significant reductions in thermal loop installation costs are realised when the limit control function and the power switching function are integrated into a single panel mount package. Having a less crowded panel, fewer wiring connections, fewer discrete components and better thermal loop monitoring with error reporting are all benefits to the user.
Watlow's EZ-ZONE PM controller decreases design and assembly time, requires less panel space, minimises system complexity and lowers the total cost of ownership. This all comes packaged as a UL listed product, resulting in further savings on agency related panel/product inspection costs.
Features of the EZ-ZONE family
EZ-ZONE products feature advanced PID control algorithms, which offer TRU-TUNE+ adaptive-tuning to provide tighter control for demanding applications and provides auto-tune for fast, efficient startup. Watlow's optional over/under temperature limit increases user and equipment safety in over/under temperature conditions.
These products are suitable for applications requiring agency approvals. They help assure prompt product acceptance. Agency approvals include UL, CSA, CE, RoHS and W.E.E.E.
The EZ-ZONE P3T armor sealing system complies with NEMA 4X, UL50, IP65 and offers water and dust resistance. The product can be cleaned and washed down. These products are also in a touch-safe package, which complies with IP2X increasing safety for users.
Every EZ-ZONE comes standard with an EZ-KEY, which enables simple, one-touch operation of user defined, repetitive activities. Other options include load current measuring capability, a remote set point input, ramp soak programming capability and control variable retransmission.
- Plastics processing
- Environmental chambers
- Semiconductor processing
- Analytical instrumentation
- General equipment use