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Omega introduces the Platinum series temperature controller training kit

US-based measurement solution provider Omega has introduced the Platinum series controller demonstration/evaluation kit.

The PT-DEMO PID controller offers a fully integrated temperature control system suitable as a platform to investigate the use of closed loop (PID) and simple on/off temperature control in heating and cooling applications.

The controller is well suited for PID control theory education in universities and laboratories.

With easy setup and use with intuitive smart menu flow, the PT-DEMO features panel mounted USB and Ethernet connectivity, an alarm indicator, a 4-20mA remote set-point potentiometer, a pushbutton digital input, and an aluminum plate allowing the user to feel the temperature response. 

A 32-bit 120Mhz ARM processor provides an full PID control process with auto-tuning and a fuzzy logic-based adaptive control algorithm that automatically adjusts and optimises the control loop parameters based on external environmental or control system deviations.

A comprehensive set of alarm functions may be used to trigger output signals and/or modify the display colours for above, below, in-band and out-of-band conditions.

Physical outputs may be assigned to alarm, PID, on-off control, or auxiliary output functions.

An advanced multi-stage ramp and soak sequencer supports up to 99 profiles of eight segment ramp/soak sequences.

Profiles may be linked to provide extended sequences and auxiliary outputs may be triggered based on individual ramp or soak states to provide external control over blowers, mixers, or other auxiliary control functions.

The Platinum configurator software may be connected through the USB, serial, or Ethernet port to provide a Windows-based PC application with a point-and-click configuration interface, performance charting and logging, and the ability to load and save configuration files compatible with the Platinum USB file transfer protocol.