PID controller supports ramp/soak control
Red Lion Controls, Inc. has announced Modular Controller Series PID modules that support ramp/soak control and provide multizone PID control, data acquisition, and I/O for PC, DCS, or PLC control systems, while integrating data logging and advanced alarm management. With the latest update to Crimson 2.0 programming software, users can integrate multisegment temperature profiling for complex processes in autoclave, heat-treating, food, and chemical industries. The ramp/soak functionality consists of a profile or succession of setpoint ramp and soak periods. The profile can support up to 30 segments, each defined by setpoint and time, allowing users to set a temperature range and period of time in which the range will be maintained. Dedicated single- and dual-PID modules each manage ramp/soak control, maintaining independence for each loop and allowing hot-swappable replacement for reduced downtime. Advanced modes are available for critical control requirements. www.redlion.net Red Lion Controls, Inc.