The Watlow EZ-ZONE® RM integrated multi-loop controller can be used as a PID temperature/process controller, an over/under limit controller or these functions can be combined into an integrated controller. Other control functions can be integrated such as high amperage power controller output which creates a complete integrated thermal loop controller all in one space-saving, DIN-rail mount integrated package.
The EZ-ZONE® RM can be configured with a range of 1 to 16 modules controlling from 1 to 64 loops. Because the EZ-ZONE® RM controller is single-loop scalable, you only pay for what you need – leading to exact loop count and unmatched industry flexibility.
Utilizing an integrated controller solution reduces wiring time and termination complexity, improves overall system reliability, reduces termination and installation costs and eliminates compatibility issues encountered when using many different components and brands. In addition, integrated controllers reduce troubleshooting time and downtime costs since the system can specifically identify to the operator if there are any problems with a sensor, controller, solid state relay (SSR) power output or heater load.
The EZ-ZONE® RM offers current monitoring for the entire system, on-board data logging, sensor back-up capability and TRU-TUNE®+ adaptive control, which provides tighter control for demanding applications. Its communications capabilities feature a range of protocol choices including USB (Universal Serial Bus) device port, EtherNet/IP™, Modbus® RTU, Modbus® TCP, DeviceNet™ and Profi®Bus making integration to a larger PLC based system architecture seamless.
As part of the EZ-ZONE® family of integrated PID controllers there is no need to learn a new menu flow or wiring and connection scheme because the EZ-ZONE RM shares a common user interface, menu structure, wiring and connector labeling and user manual support documentation with its other family members.
The Watlow EZ-ZONE® RM rail mount integrated multi-loop controller is ideal for semiconductor processing, photovoltaic, packaging, plastics processing and a variety of other applications that require multi-loop