Get digital connectivity costs under controlPublished by ccipower on Tue, 2015-03-17 10:37
In today’s manufacturing process, cost is king. In order to improve operations, process line decisions need to be made quickly and accurately. Digital technology has enabled companies to have the data to make those quick and accurate decisions – however, it comes at a cost.
Control Concepts’ MicroFUSION controllers and Connect module have brought that cost under control.
MicroFUSION is a single- or three-phase, high-performance SCR power controller with an extremely small footprint. It provides true current, voltage, and power feedback. It’s up to 80 Amps of precise power control in the palm of your hand.
The Connect module is a fieldbus gateway module (EtherNet/IP, EtherCAT, PROFINET, and more) that can link up to 10 units using a dedicated, real-time, deterministic digital bus. The Connect provides full access to monitor parameters that are only available over a dedicated digital bus, and stores data on a removable SD card.
Savings Example: Adding digital connectivity to a six-zone system would cost approximately $300 per controller. ($300 x 6 = $1,800) With a Connect module, six units can be connected for an additional total cost of $900 – half the cost!
Every situation is unique. To learn how digital control can provide the lowest total installed cost, give us a call. We are here to help you achieve that goal.