Process temperature controllers
AutomationDirect's 24 V DC powered controllers are designed with flexibility and simplicity in mind.
AutomationDirect’s 24 V dc powered Solo process/temperature controllers are process tools offering flexibility and simplicity.
Available in four standard DIN sizes, these single-loop units are equipped with a dual four-digit, seven-segment display, and offer dual output control, making them ideal for managing heating and cooling processes.
The built-in autotune function with PID control feature allows for fast and easy startups. Flexible control modes include PID, Ramp/Soak, ON/OFF and Manual operation.
- Edited by Chris Vavra, Control Engineering, www.controleng.com
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