Controller helps reduce heating costs

The MaxPac family of compact silicon controlled rectifier (SCR) power controllers is designed with a foot-print 30% smaller than competing systems and is said to help reduce process heating system costs in ovens, kilns, and furnaces.

05/01/2002


Pittsburgh, PA - The MaxPac family of compact silicon controlled rectifier (SCR) power controllers is designed with a foot-print 30% smaller than competing systems and is said to help reduce process heating system costs in ovens, kilns, and furnaces. The controller family includes devices for single phase, three-phase/two leg, and three phase/three leg configurations. They provide power control outputs from 120-575 V ac at 100 to 1,200 amp and are suitable for high-power resistive or infrared heating in industrial applications. In addition to a small form factor, a standard feature of MaxPac is a temperature warning and shutdown system. The device improves system performance with an optional plug-in card for shorted SCR detection. This retrofitable card has an auto-configuration feature that provides detection of shorted SCRs and the circuit legs in which they are located. This reduces downtime costs in critical applications.

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