Red Lion Control Model PAX2C – 1/8 Din Temperature/Process PID Controller
Red Lion Control announces the latest addition to their rugged PAX2 Series
- PID CONTROL WITH REDUCED OVERSHOOT
- UNIVERSAL PROCESS, TEMPERATURE, VOLTAGE, CURRENT AND RESISTANCE INPUT
- PROGRAMMABLE DUAL LINE DISPLAY WITH UNITS INDICATION AND BAR GRAPH
- FOUR PROGRAMMABLE UNIVERSAL ANNUNCIATORS
- TRI-COLOR DISPLAY, WITH 7 PROGRAMMABLE COLOR ZONES
- UP TO 16 ALARMS WITH BOOLEAN LOGIC FUNCTIONALITY
- BUILT-IN USB PROGRAMMING PORT ENABLING UNIT CONFIGURATION WITH CRIMSON PROGRAMMING SOFTWARE
- NEMA 4X/IP65 SEALED FRONT BEZEL
The Red Lion Control PAX2C Temperature/Process Controller offers many features and performance capabilities to suit a wide range of applications. The Red Lion Control PAX2C has a universal input to handle various input signals including Temperature, DC Voltage/Current and Resistance. Optional plug-in cards allow the opportunity to configure the controller for present applications, while providing easy upgrades for future needs. The Red Lion Control PAX2C employs a tri-color display with seven independently programmable color zones.
The controller has been specifically designed for harsh industrial environments. With NEMA 4X/IP65 sealed bezel, CE compliance and extensive testing of noise effects, the controller provides a tough reliable application solution.
The controller operates in the PID Control Mode for both heating and cooling, with on-demand auto-tune that establishes the tuning constants. The PID tuning constants may be fine-tuned and then locked out from further modification. The controller employs a unique overshoot suppression feature, that allows the quickest response without excessive overshoot. Switching to Manual Mode provides the operator direct control of the output.
The Red Lion Control PAX2C features a dual line display with units annunciators, dual bar graphs, four universal annunciators and tri-color capability. Each of the seven display zones may be configured independently of the others, providing a visual indication of control and/or alarm status.
The Red Lion Control PAX2C has up to sixteen “soft” alarms that may be configured to suit a variety of control and alarm requirements. These alarms may be used to monitor and/or actuate the controller’s physical outputs as well as change display colors. Mapped “soft” alarms may be processed independently or logically combined using AND/OR Boolean logic.
Optional plug-in cards provide dual FORM-C relays, quad FORM-A, quad sinking, or quad sourcing open collector logic outputs. These cards can be used as control outputs or for alarm indication.
A linear DC output signal is available as an optional plug-in card. The card provides either 20 mA or 10 V signals. The output can be scaled independent of the input range and can track the input, max and min readings or for control.
Communication and bus capabilities are also available as option cards. These include RS232, RS485, DeviceNet, and ProfibusDP. The PAX2C can be programmed to utilize Modbus protocol. With Modbus, the user has access to most configuration parameters. Readout values, setpoint, process and alarm values can be controlled through the bus. Additionally, the controller has a feature that allows a remote computer to directly control the outputs of the controller.
With a Windows® based program, made available by Red Lion Controls, configuration data can be downloaded to the PAX2C via a built-in USB programming port.