Temperature Control made easy with the K85 Controller from Ascon

The Ascon K85 Mini Programmable Temperature Controller has been cleverly designed to be installed inside an industrial control panel, mounted on a DIN rail and with or without the display showing through a cut-out in the control panel door. Mounting this unit inside a control panel helps remove the possibility of operators changing the controller’s settings and offers an increased degree of physical protection.

Versatile, this PID controller offers more flexibility than other panel mounted equivalents and can be used as an alarm module or PLC expansion module inside a control panel. Configurable and easy to install as either as a PID controller or in an ON/OFF thermostatic mode, programming is carried out using the 4 function keys, a programming device, or by use of a PC.

K85 HCRR Temperature Controller Features

  • Inputs – Thermocouples J, K, R, S, T, pt100, 0/12 – 60 mV
  • Number of Outputs – 2, Relay SPDT, 8 A
  • Single line  4 digit red display and 4 control buttons
  • Digital inputs – 2
  • Programs/Segments – 1 program, 8 segments (optional)
  • Power supply 100 – 240 VAC
  • Control – ON/OFF and PID
  • Communications – RS485 Modbus slave (optional), TTL Modbus
  • Certifications CE, UL
  • Front protection IP40, terminals IP20
  • Operating temperature range 0 to 50 °C
  • Dimensions 70 x 84 – Depth 60 mm

In addition, this temperature controller has a host of additional special functions, including – digital retransmission, hours/days worked, power on delay, soft start, transmitter power supply, user calibration and a Wattmeter.

K85 Mini Controller Applications

This Temperature Controller offers more flexibility than panel mounted equivalents and is often used as alarm modules or PLC expansion modules. In addition, the K85 has been designed to neatly interface with different kinds of HMIs from touch screens to bespoke PCB display boards.

Suitable for a wide range of industrial and commercial control uses including:

  • Laboratory equipment
  • Environmental chambers
  • Packaging machinery
  • Printing machines
  • Food processing machinery
  • Extruders
  • Industrial baking or large kitchens
  • Ultrasonic cleaning equipment
  • Alarm Trip amplifier
  • PLC expansion modules over RS485 comms (optional)

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Designed specifically for burner-boiler applications, the Emerson ASCO Series 158 Gas Valve and 159 Motorised Actuator helps provide OEMs, distributors, contractors and end-users with a robust, reliable and dependable combustion safety shut off valve option that enhances safety and reliability and increases both flow and control.

Double the flow rate

The 158 Gas Valve which features a flow rate double that of competing valves, offers a higher close-off pressure of 75 psi (5.2 Bar) ensuring a safe shutoff in the event of a fuel train system failure and eliminating the need for additional safety components. This Gas Valve provides the highest BTU rating in the industry and will not suffer any reduction in performance and operation should the gas inlet pressures vary.

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Erik VanLaningham, vice president of marketing for industrial automation at Emerson stated – ‘We’re offering our customers a highly adaptable safety shutoff valve that offers the same high levels of safety and reliability they have come to associate with the ASCO combustion valve products. We are dedicated to providing easy-to-use, globally applicable combustion control solutions with the flexibility to address a full range of commercial and industrial applications.’

Takes up less space, easy to install

Simple to install, and with a small physical footprint, piping union free end connectors and with a ventless monoblock construction that eliminates the need for additional vent piping and helps limit greenhouse gas and vented emissions. The ASCO Series 158 Gas Valve is available in sizes from ¾” NPT to 3” NPT (DN 10 to DN 80) in both single and monoblock construction.

The rugged ASCO Series 159 Motorised Actuator can be mounted in any orientation and provides a visual indication when open. Rated for an ambient temperature range of -40°C to 66°C (-40°F to 150°F).

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The Series 158 and Series 159 meet up-to-date National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), UL, Canadian Standards Association (CSA) and FM Global standards and have earned Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHs) and European Standards (EN) approvals.

Perhaps you are installing a new burner/boiler combination in your processing plant or retrofitting an existing set-up? You need to speak to the friendly people at Kempston Controls! Call us today on +44 (0) 1933 411 411 or email sales@kempstoncontrols.co.uk or use the enquiry form below and let us help you find the perfect product solutions.

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