EC: Eurotherm Mini8 Multi-loop PID Controller with EtherNet/IP

Hardware - Integrated HMI controllers: The Eurotherm Mini8 Multi-loop PID Controller is a compact high-performance, panel mount, multi-function controller with EtherNet/IP communications for easy integration into plant control networks. This is a Control Engineering 2013 Engineers' Choice finalist.

11/12/2012


The Eurotherm Mini8 Multi-loop PID Controller is a compact high-performance, panel mount, multi-function controller with EtherNet/IP communications for easy integration into plant control networks. This is a Control Engineering 2013 Engineers' Choice finalist.Invensys Operations Management introduced the Eurotherm Mini8 multi-loop PID Controller with EtherNet/IP communications. The Mini8 controller is an ideal partner to a PLC in multi-loop PID applications such as plastics extrusion and multi-zone furnaces. Leveraging the Mini8 controller's built-in loop control, the PLC can concentrate on providing faster, more effective logic control without the burden of running complex control algorithms.  As part of the Invensys open-communication InFusion Enterprise Control System, the Eurotherm Mini8 controller supports serial, fieldbus and Ethernet protocols, including EtherNet/IP, making it easy to interface to intelligent masters such as programmable logic controllers.

A cost-effective alternative to designing and implementing accurate control loops in a PLC, the Eurotherm Mini8 controller not only provides better performance and easy configuration, it offers the same deterministic response and auto-tune feature as other Eurotherm panel-mount controllers from Invensys, and it can be easily integrated into the wider plant network, including other third-party systems.

This controller reduces engineering costs through using a dedicated PID device that enables quick and easy set-up of multi-loop and complex control strategies using pre-defined function blocks, and improves control performance by removing the burden of running complex control algorithms within a PLC. With input accuracy is +/-0.1% or better, the Mini8 Controller achieves  significantly better accuracy than analog control in small or medium PLCs. This controller calibrates through pre-defined routines, and features impressive minimal drift characteristics, which aid in operational ease of use.  

The Eurotherm Mini8 controller is suitable for use in a range of industry applications, including heat treatment (multi-zone ovens and furnaces), semiconductor CVD and MBE, power generation, packaging machines, textile machinery, baking ovens and glass lehrs. In addition, a pre-configured model designed especially for application in the plastics industry also is available.

http://iom.invensys.com/EN/Pages/home.aspx  

www.eurotherm.com/products/controllers/multi-loop/mini8/mini8/  

Invensys Operations Management



No comments
The Engineers' Choice Awards highlight some of the best new control, instrumentation and automation products as chosen by...
The System Integrator Giants program lists the top 100 system integrators among companies listed in CFE Media's Global System Integrator Database.
The Engineering Leaders Under 40 program identifies and gives recognition to young engineers who...
This eGuide illustrates solutions, applications and benefits of machine vision systems.
Learn how to increase device reliability in harsh environments and decrease unplanned system downtime.
This eGuide contains a series of articles and videos that considers theoretical and practical; immediate needs and a look into the future.
Salary and career survey: Benchmarks and advice; Designing controls; Remote data collection, historians; Control valve advances; Hannover Messe; Control Engineering International
System integration: Best practices and technologies to help; Virtualization virtues; Cyber security advice; Motor system efficiency, savings; Product exclusives; Road to Hannover
Collaborative robotics: How to improve safety, return on investment; Industrial Internet of Things, Industrie 4.0: World views; High-performance HMI, Information Integration: OPC and OMG
This article collection contains several articles on the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and how it is transforming manufacturing.
PLCs, robots, and the quest for a single controller; how OEE is key to automation solutions.

Find and connect with the most suitable service provider for your unique application. Start searching the Global System Integrator Database Now!

Getting to the bottom of subsea repairs: Older pipelines need more attention, and operators need a repair strategy; OTC preview; Offshore production difficult - and crucial
Digital oilfields: Integrated HMI/SCADA systems enable smarter data acquisition; Real-world impact of simulation; Electric actuator technology prospers in production fields
Special report: U.S. natural gas; LNG transport technologies evolve to meet market demand; Understanding new methane regulations; Predictive maintenance for gas pipeline compressors
click me