Atr401 PID Temperature Controllers from Ucontrol Australia

Ucontrol is an Australian distributor of Pixsys PID temperature controllers and other automation instrumentation. The most capable PID temperature controller in the range is the ATR401. It can accept thermocouple type K, J, R, S, N, T, RTD sensors NI100, PT100 & PT1000, mV, V, mA, 0-6K and 0-150K potentiometers. The ATR401 has 2 universal configurable inputs and mathematical functions such as (A+B)/2 (A+B) (A-B) are possible in addition to remote setpoint input. The power supply for this unit is wide ranging 24-240VAC/DC. It can be configured with Labsoftview free configuration software and the battery powered memory card MEMC. There are 4 models within the range, they are; -12 which has a single digital input, 2 relays and a single SSR output. The -13 has a digital input, 3 relays and a single SSR output. -14 has a digital input, 4 relays and SSR output & -12ABC-T has 4-20mA or 0-10V output, Modbus RTU serial communications, 2 relays, 1 SSR but no digital input, so the ATR401 PID temperature controller can meet a wide variety of applications. The controller main control output is configurable regardless of the model number, limited only by the hardware available. All part numbers can provide open loop servo valve drive control, time proportional control , on/off control for single relay or logic output for SSR.

There are advanced functions such as automatic or manual control with bumpless transfer via front keypad, digital input or Modbus command. Multiple alarm strategies including absolute high/low, deviation high/low, setpoint alarms with on or off delay timers.

As with all the family of Pixsys controllers the MEMC memory card function is fairly unique and allows the user to insert the MEMC and quickly copy the set up parameters onto the card. Then the card can be inserted into another ATR401 PID temperature controller without need for power, press the button for 3 seconds when the light turns green set up is complete. In just seconds error free complete configuration.

The ATR401 carries the standard theme of programming, a single list of English abbreviated prompts hidden behind a default passcode. The order is the same regardless of the model number, if the function or hardware is not present, the prompt is omitted.

This very powerful PID temperature controller still falls within a budget price tag, despite have features of vastly higher priced alternatives from other manufacturers.

This very reliable, high quality range of instruments is designed & manufactured in Europe down to circuit board level. Extensive testing is performed on each instrument prior to leaving the factory. This, coupled with the sleek design make the ATR401 PID temperature controller an attractive prospect for any low to mid level temperature control application
Ucontrol Australia are a specialist in PID temperature control applications, for more information on the ATR401 PID temperature controller, please visit our website of UControl.

The author of the article has an extensive experience in the field of PID temperature controllers and Digital Display.