Watlow F4T Profiling and Process Control

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  •  Watlow’s F4T

    Combines the Flexibility of a

    Modular I/O Controller with

    Best-in-Class Ease of Use

    The F4T with INTUITION® temperature process controller
    from Watlow® offers a wide range of field removable I/O
    modules for maximum design flexibility. Configurations
    can be custom tailored to meet the scaling needs of
    a tremendous range of equipment and applications
    while providing exactly the hardware types required for
    compatibility. The F4T controller also features a 4.3 inch,
    color, graphical touch panel. Combining power, flexibility
    and functionality, this new controller offers unmatched
    versatility, and its best-in-class ease of use could very
    well make user manuals a thing of the past.

    • Robust algorithms for temperature, RH, pressure, altitude and more
    • TRU-TUNE®+ adaptive control algorithm
    • 40 profiles up to 50 steps each, with battery backup and real-time clock
    • Up to 4 PID control channels
    • Monitor up to 24 sensor inputs
    • Math and logic for total process and machine control

  • Features

     

    4.3-inch, color touch panel with high-resolution, graphical user-interface
    • Shortens learning curve and reduces operator errors
    • Allows channels, profiles, alarms, inputs and outputs to be personalized with user defined names
    Temperature PID, data logger, over/under-temperature limit, power switching, math, logic, timers and counters
    combined into an integrated system
    • Lowers ownership costs
    • Eliminates the need for separate discrete components
    • Reduces complexity
    • Simplifies design, ordering and installation
    • Saves money
    Robust algorithms for temperature, cascade, altitude, humidity and compressor
    • Improves process control
    • Offers one to four channels of control
    • Provides multiple PID sets
    • Enables TRU-TUNE®+ adaptive control algorithm
    • Offers 40 ramp and soak profiles with real-time clock and
    battery backup
    COMPOSER® graphical configuration PC software
    • Speeds up and simplifies commissioning
    • Archives and documents controller setup
    • Connects with controller easily via Ethernet

    Many communications options available including Ethernet Modbus® TCP and SCPI and EIA-232/485
    Modbus® RTU
    • Offers two USB host ports and one device port
    • Simplifies file transfers
    • Connects easily
    Modular design
    • Adapts quickly to evolving requirements
    • Offers numerous types of field pluggable modules for
    maximum flexibility and easiest compatibility
    • Features scalable and modular firmware functions
    • Delivers scalable input/output quantities from 1 to 36
    Agency certifications include UL®, FM, CE, RoHS,
    W.E.E.E., NEMA 4X/IP65
    • Ensures high quality and reliability
    • Verifies performance in installations worldwide
    SERIES F4S/F4D/F4P backward compatible
    • Provides easy retrofit with minimum pain and disruption
    • Ensures proper fit in existing SERIES F4 panel cutout
    Off-the-shelf solution
    • Provides cost-effective “make versus buy”
    • Offers preconfigured touch-panel screens
    • Assures quicker time to market

  • Control Specifications

    • 1 to 4 control loops with TRU-TUNE+ adaptive
    control algorithm for superior controllability
    • 40 profiles for ramp and soak
    • Ethernet Modbus® TCP connectivity
    • Multiple high-speed USB host ports
    • Over/under-temperature limits for safety shutdown
    • Universal, thermistor and ac current measurement inputs
    • Inputs and outputs expandable from 1 to 36
    • SENSOR GUARD prevents unplanned process shutdowns
    and product loss by switching to a backup sensor if the
    primary sensor fails
    • High current outputs for up to 10A heaters or other loads
    • Programmable timers, counters, math and logic
    • Temperature, cascade, altitude, relative humidity,
    compressor algorithms and Vaisala® humidity compensation
    • Sequencer start-up and control
    • Retransmit and remote set point
    • USB configuration port
    • Configuration settings can be stored and recalled
    • Removable modules and connectors
    • Front-panel mount and flush mounting options
    • Right angle and front-screw terminal options
    • UL® listed, CSA, CE, RoHS, W.E.E.E., FM

  • F4T-Spec Sheet

    Watlow F4 Broschure