Press Release Summary:
Supporting field-removable I/O modules, scalable F4T with INTUITIONÂ® incorporates 4.3 in., capacitive, color touch panel with GUI that provides customized control and intuitive navigation. Multiple communications options are available, and multi-device functionalityÂ covers temperature PID, over/under temperature limit, power switching, math, logic, timers, and counters. Screen personalization allows channels, alarms, and I/O to be programmed with user-defined specifications.
Original Press Release:
Watlow® Unveils Its New F4T with INTUITION® ¼ DIN Process Controller with Touch-Screen Technology
Watlow®, an industry leader in the design and manufacture of complete thermal systems, is excited to announce its new F4T with INTUITION® temperature process controller. Watlow's best-in-class process controller offers industry-leading functionality providing users with a powerful, flexible and easy to use device in one versatile package.
The new F4T features a 4.3-inch, capacitive color touch panel with high resolution and graphical user interface that provides customized control for even the most demanding applications. It provides intuitive navigation and screen personalization allowing channels, alarms, inputs and outputs to be programmed with user-defined specifications.
Watlow's F4T with INTUITION proves easy to use with capabilities that benefit users in a variety of industries. One significant benefit is design flexibility. It is scalable, and offers a wide range of field removable input/output modules. This allows the unit to be configured into a multitude of applications, while integrating easily with the required hardware.
Watlow's new controller combines the functionality of multiple devices, including temperature PID, over/under temperature limit, power switching, math, logic, timers and counters, into one integrated system. The F4T lowers ownership costs, reduces design complexity and saves wiring time and panel space.
The F4T features Watlow's new COMPOSER® graphical configuration PC software that easily connects with the controller via Ethernet. COMPOSER speeds up and simplifies commissioning and archives and documents controller setup.
Watlow's high quality F4T controller is extremely reliable. It offers robust algorithms for temperature, cascade, altitude, humidity and compressor functions, which lowers ownership costs, eliminates the need for separate discrete components, reduces complexity and simplifies ordering and installation.
Other features of the F4T include agency certifications such as UL®, FM, CE, RoHS, W.E.E.E. and NEMA 4X/IP65 and a variety of communications options including Ethernet Modbus® TCP and SCPI and EIA 232/485 Modbus® RTU.
Watlow designs and manufactures industrial heaters, temperature sensors, controllers and supporting software – all of the components of a thermal system. The company partners with its customers to optimize thermal performance, decrease design time and improve efficiency of their products and applications.
Watlow brings its experience to numerous industries, including semiconductor processing, environmental chambers, energy processes, diesel emissions, medical and foodservice equipment.
Since 1922, Watlow has grown in product capability, market experience and global reach. The company holds more than 450 patents and employs 2,000 employees working in nine manufacturing facilities and three technology centers in the United States, Mexico, Europe and Asia. Watlow also has sales offices in 16 countries around the world. The company continues to grow, while the commitment remains the same – to provide its customers with superior products and services for their individual needs.
For additional information call your nearest Watlow representative:
Phone: 1+ (800) WATLOW2, 1+ (314) 878-4600
Fax: 1+ (877) 893-1005, 1+ (314) 878-6814