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Process/Temperature Controller has Profibus® DP Slave.

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Featuring 100 ms sampling time, gammadue® Series X5 Process Controller is available with Profibus® DP Slave, Modbus®/Jbus RTU Slave, and MASTER Modbus®/Jbus protocols. It accepts RTD, thermocouple, differential temperature, and current and voltage linear inputs. Along with 3 configurable digital inputs, unit provides selectable control modes as well as Advanced PID with overshoot control. Support is provided for on-demand one shot tuning or self-learning adaptive tuning.

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Ascon gammadue® Series X5

Process/Temperature Controller with "PROFIBUS® DP" Slave

Ascon's gammadue® Series X5 Process Controller now includes Profibus® DP Slave protocol. Also available are two other standard communication protocols of Modbus® / Jbus RTU Slave and a new MASTER Modbus® / Jbus to interface and expand the controller and total system functions. The main universal input has a sampling time of 100ms and can accept RTD, thermocouple, differential temperature, and current and voltage linear inputs (0-20 mAdc and 0-10 Vdc). The X5 comes standard with three freely configurable digital inputs for a variety of useful functions. Selectable control modes include single action PID algorithm, double action (Heat/Cool) PID and a double PID algorithm, valve drive PID algorithm, or simple ON/OFF control. Advanced PID with overshoot control assures the correct response to both setpoint changes and process disturbances in the X5. Controller tuning types can be selected as on demand one shot tuning or a more advanced self-learning adaptive tuning. The X5 controller has six standard outputs available for control, retransmission, or for alarm purposes. Alarms can be configured as absolute high or low, deviation band, deviation high or low, latching, blocking and loop or sensor break. An additional second analog output and frequency input option is available.

The X5 can be easily configured from the front keys, via a PC with standard RS232 Modbus® or Jbus communications, or with an inexpensive, clip-on memory chip to save and transfer parameters without connection to a PC. Another benefit of the X5 is a "fast view" screen to show the operator the most used parameters with the push of only one key. Also available are auto manual operation, three internal memorized setpoints, four 16 segment setpoint programmers and a built in 24 Vdc transmitter power supply. The front panel is 1/8 DIN (96mmX48mm), IP65 rated; UL and cUL approved, CE labeled and is covered by Ascon's three year warranty. Many units are in stock for immediate delivery in Ascon's North American office in Chicago, Illinois.

Ascon Corporation serves the North American industrial controls and automation industry. For more information on Ascon Corporation and a list of trained and stocking distributors visit, or call 630-482-2950, fax 630-482-2956 or email

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