PROCESS CONTROL: Control Uses Customized Messages Instead of Numeric Codes

PID temperature controllers ‘talk’ to operators.

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Gefran, U.S. headquarters in Wincester, Mass., have added exclusive customization of the alphanumeric display to their new PID temperature controllers allowing them to “talk” to the operator instead of using anonymous numeric alarm codes.

With the 650/1250/1350 Series, custom messages can be set in any language. The system also has the ability to specify the user interface’s colors based on the application or on the company colors of the machine where the controller is installed. Better and clearer visibility is possible thanks to a larger, color display.

The controllers have an integrated energy counter that displays power consumption (kW/h) in the work zone. This energy counter allows the user to constantly check energy consumption without having to use additional devices.