Temperature/Process Controllers are CE-compliant.

Press Release Summary:

Platinum Q Series, which includes Q100 and Q400 Temperature Controllers and Q5000 Process Controller, is suited for thermal processing applications. With features such as heat/cool capability; ergonomic keypad display; and absolute, band, and deviation alarms, 1/4 DIN controllers offer various lines of I/O. Products are also available with optional serial communications (9,600 baud Modbus/Jbus protocol).

Original Press Release:

Athena Controls Introduces New Platinum Q Series Line of 1/4 DIN Temperature and Process Controllers

PLYMOUTH MEETING, PA; AUGUST 2004 ­ Athena Controls, Inc. (Athena) introduces 3 new 1/4 DIN controllers. The Platinum Q Series, which includes the Model Q100 & Q400 Temperature Controller and the Model Q5000 Process Controller, is designed to serve a wide range of thermal processing applications. Main features include heat/cool (linear, water, oil) capability; clear and comprehensive ergonomic keypad display; absolute, band and deviation alarms; optional serial communications (9,600 baud Modbus/Jbus protocol) and more.

The Q100 temperature controller provides up to 0.1% input accuracy. Standard features include four standard outputs, current transformer input, and transmitter power supply at a low price. Also, two automatic "one shot" Fuzzy-Tuning frequency methods are offered; the standard Auto-Tuning and the Natural frequency tuning that allows more refined parameters to be calculated; the Q100 automatically select the method which assures the best result for each condition. Options include 24Vac/dc power, triac outputs, remote setpoint input, analog retransmission output, valve drive output, start-up/timer software, and setpoint program software with up to 8 segments in one program.

The Q400 temperature controller provides the added standard feature to the Q100 description above of three digital inputs, while offering the option of analog control or retransmission output.

The Q5000 process controller offers a higher level processor for increased update times. It also comes standard with 5 outputs, 3 digital inputs, remote setpoint input, pontentiometer input, transmitter power supply, and valve drive output software. Options include 24Vac/dc power, triac outputs, Modbus/Jbus or Profibus communications, frequency input, one additional analog or logic output, and setpoint program software with up to 4 programs with 8 segments each.

All models are CE-compliant and come with a 3-year warranty. Technical application assistance is available from Athena.


Located in Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania, USA, Athena Controls, Inc. designs and manufactures digital and analog temperature control instrumentation for applications in the process industries worldwide, ranging from plastics and packaging to food and pharmaceuticals. Athena offers temperature control solutions in three major areas of the control loop: panel and sub-panel controllers, SCR power handlers and solid-state relays, and temperature sensors. In addition to standard products, Athena custom-engineers controllers to meet special customer requirements. Examples include special output types, temperature ranges in thermocouple, platinum RTD, and mA/mV inputs, as well as various display formats and control modes. Athena also provides total turnkey solutions, with custom control modules designed and manufactured to customer specifications.

More information is available by visiting www.athenacontrols.com, or contact: Doug Crowell, Athena Controls, Inc., 5145 Campus Drive, Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania 19462-1129 USA

Tel: 610-828-2490 o Toll-free in USA: 800-782-6776 o Fax: 610-828-7084 o dcrowell@athenacontrols.com

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