Monday, April 27, 2015

DIN rail mounting type and 1/8 DIN panel type controllers.

Yokogawa has released a number of new UTAdvanced® series controllers. The new controllers include four DIN rail mounting type controllers and one 1/8 DIN panel type program controller. This is part of Yokogawa’s ongoing effort to expand its controller business by satisfying market needs and giving customers a greater range of choices.
Development background
UTAdvanced series controllers are mounted on furnaces and other types of heat process-related industrial facilities for the measurement, display, and control of operating variables such as temperature, pressure, and flow rate.
In recent years, it has become more common for equipment manufacturers to integrate the setting, manipulation, and display functions of programmable logic controllers (PLC) and other embedded control devices on touch panels and other types of user interfaces, and to mount the hardware on DIN rails inside panel boxes. There is an increasing need for such DIN rail mounting type controllers.
The UTAdvanced series controllers come in two sizes: 1/4 DIN and 1/8 DIN. While 1/4 DIN controllers are more popular because they have large display panels and provide a wider range of I/O signal choices, there are certain applications where space is at a premium that require a smaller device. For just such applications, Yokogawa has added more 1/8 DIN controllers to its product lineup.
Product features
1. DIN rail mounting type controllers
New UT55A, UT52A, UT35A, and UT32A DIN rail mounting type controllers are now available. They all comply with the global DIN standard and thus can be easily mounted in panel boxes.
2. 1/8 DIN panel type controllers
With its 1/8 DIN product line-up, Yokogawa provides its customers with a variety of space-saving options to choose from.
  • 1/8 DIN panel mounted program controller
    Compact in size, the new 1/8 DIN UP32A panel type program controller can control based on patterns that are preset along the time axis (program-pattern control).
  • 1/8 DIN dual-loop controller
    The cost-effective and space-saving dual-loop 1/8 DIN UT32A-D controller can carry out the functions of two controllers.
  • Non-isolated remote input option for UT32A (Only available outside Japan)
    A new optional function is available for the UT32A that allows a target setpoint value to be remotely set via a signal from another instrument (UT32A/RSP).
  • Economy-type temperature controllers  (Only available outside Japan)
    For customers who prefer a simple and cost-effective temperature controller design, the UT32A-R, UT32A-V, and UT32A-C single-output temperature controllers are now available. In contrast to conventional models that come with relay, voltage pulse, and current outputs, these new economy-type temperature controllers have just one output.
Major target markets include companies that design and manufacture machinery, air conditioning systems, power equipment, and other items for use in industries such as electrical equipment, machinery, chemicals, foods, semiconductors, and automobiles
Applications include measurement, display, and control of temperature, pressure, and flow rate; alarming; programmed control; and display of operating conditions in heating, cleaning, sterilisation, and other processes in R&D and manufacturing

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