OMRON Releases DIN Track-Mounting Digital Temperature Controller E5DC Series With Displays And Setting Functions

omron-corporationOMRON Corporation (TOKYO: 6645) (ADR: OMRONY) announces the release on July 1 of the following temperature controller.

This new DIN Track-Mounting (in-panel mounting) type temperature controller is based on the E5_C temperature controller series. E5DC series features the similar high level of readability and usability of the previous series, which has been popular since its release in December 2011. The E5DC series pursues further usability for temperature control systems with HMIs and programmable controllers (PLCs).

Many temperature control systems for food/packing machines, extrusion molding machines, and environment testing machines these days often place devices including PLCs and temperature controllers inside their control panels, and display PV and settings on HMIs to respond to the demands of machine downsizing.

Conventional in-panel mounting temperature controllers have different operational procedures or functions from those of the on-panel mounting type, which are mounted on the machine surface. Many of in-panel mounting temperature controllers are the multiple channel type and do not have displays or operational switches on the main bodies. For this reason, operators needed to redesign or learn setting procedures when they adopt in-panel mounting temperature controllers.

The newly released temperature controller E5DC series inherits the similar functions and performance from the on-panel mounting type E5_C series, including programless communication to PLC, which is commonly equipped among the E5_C series. This reduces the time required to learn design procedure and operations, and enables the improvement of design efficiency by sharing and communalizing the design resources.

E5DC series features the similar design and operability from the previous E5_C series, which had won the “iF product design award 2013″*. E5DC series has the similar user-friendly functionality as the on-panel mounting type with highly-readable white LCD displays and front panel buttons. This leads to simplifying display checking or settings for each temperature channels during startup or troubleshooting, as well as to reducing maintenance.

Additionally, the E5DC series structure enables mounting/dismounting of the main body while keeping a wired terminal block on the DIN Track. Replacing the main bodies or prewiring to mount on control panels will be simple. Furthermore, the 22.5 mm wide main body and DIN Track-mounting structure contribute to downsizing machines and control panels.