The C4 Series Multiple Zone SCR Power Controller manages both single phase and 3-phase industrial healing load applications which require zero cross firing modes. Load options include up to 4 independently controlled single phase loads or two 3-phase/2-Leg load or one 3-phase/3-leg load (with or without an additional single phase load).
The controller features four universal main process inputs, two digital inputs, and two configurable alarm outputs as standard to accommodate a variety of process needs. When more flexibility is required, the C4 controller can be customized with four analog inputs, and up to four configurable outputs.
Despite the four independent zones, the C4 still boasts a compact footprint, with options for either DIN rail mounting or direct panel mount.
Modbus RTU/RS485 communications are outfitted by default, but with PLC’s and integrated networks being commonplace, the C4 can host a number of additional fieldbus communications including Modbus TCP, Profibus, ProfiNet, Ethernet IP, DeviceNet, EtherCat, and CANopen. Each of these fieldbus cards can be installed at time of order or outfitted at a later date. This makes it extremely easy to adapt the C4 to any host network.
Complete Process Control Package
While the C4 includes diverse process control capability, it also features efficient thermal and electrical monitoring, allowing users to anticipate failures and malfunctions so corrective steps can be taken in a timely manner.
With each zone outfitted with an independent current transformer, full diagnostics can be performed from loop break alarm, heater break, SSR short circuit, input opening or short circuit, and even over temperature alarm.
The C4 also features the powerful and detailed C-PWR configuration software, which allows you to run trends, save historical data and read or write device parameters quickly and easily. Configurations may be saved locally for later retrieval or sent across a network for cloning of other units. This significantly reduces mistakes and system setup time.