Integrated HMI: Programmable LEDs enhance benchtop controller design
A new series of high-accuracy miniature benchtop controllers is said to have the only LED display that can be programmed to change color between red, green and amber at any set point or alarm point.
Omega Engineering's new series of high-accuracy miniature benchtop controllers, the CSi32, is said to have the only LED display that can be programmed to change color between red, green and amber at any set point or alarm point.
The company designed and manufactured the product for applications requiring portable temperature and process control, as well as for lab use.
It features a rugged metal enclosure built around Omega's patented iSeries controllers as well as a four-digit display, full autotune heat-cool control, single ramp and soak capability, and two 5 Amp V ac SSR outputs.
Prices start at $345.
– Edited by Renee Robbins , senior editor
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