Eurotherm EPC3000 Series:
The Eurotherm EPC3000 panel mount controller offers control options that reduce system complexity and thermal loop ownership cost. It can be ordered as a PID controller, an over/under limit controller. Many communications options are offered to support connectivity needs.
- Process inputs are fast and accurate, with exceptional thermal stability, aiding precise and consistent control over long periods without calibration drift. Recalibration and user calibration correction functions are available to further improve accuracy. The industry leading Eurotherm PID algorithm delivers fast reacting and repeatable control and has been enhanced in the EPC3000 range to further reduce overshoot. Rapid rise to operating temperature and low oscillation helps improve yield. PID settings may be adjusted to suit specific process operating regions, helping deliver optimum performance.
Connectivity and Cybersecurity
The EPC3000 controller range is Ethernet enabled as standard and is the first Eurotherm controller to be designed and certified to meet the stringent cybersecurity requirements of Achilles® Communications Robustness Testing Level 1. Ethernet communications are supported via a standard RJ45 connector, providing fast access to process and diagnostic information as well as connectivity to external PLCs, SCADA systems and IIoT technologies.Modbus RTU serial communication is also supported. A PC-based configuration app, Eurotherm iTools, may be downloaded free of charge for use with Ethernet or Serial Modbus, or with an optional USB connector. The USB connector powers the instrument for convenient desktop configuration.
EPC3000 FM Function
The Factory Mutual approved limit function can be used either “out of the box” as standalone high or low limits, or soft wiring and I/O can be added to combine PID control and limit functions in a single panel-mount device.The emphasis is on simplicity and ease of use. A simple ‘QuickStart’ code can be used to configure all the functions essential for controlling your process. This includes input sensor type, measurement range, control options and alarms – making ‘Out of the Box’ operation truly achievable. If you prefer, you can specify what you need at point of order and we will ship the unit preconfigured to your requirements.