Tokyo, Japan - April 23, 2015
Yokogawa Electric Corporation announces that it will be releasing a number of new UTAdvanced® series controllers on April 24. The new controllers include four DIN rail*1 mounting type controllers and one 1/8 DIN panel type program controller. This is part of Yokogawa's ongoing effort to expand its controller business by satisfying market needs and giving customers a greater range of choices.
From left to right.
1/8 DIN panel type indicator
1/4 DIN panel type controller
1/8 DIN panel type controller
DIN rail mounting type controllers
UTAdvanced series controllers are mounted on furnaces and other types of heat process-related industrial facilities for the measurement, display, and control of operating variables such as temperature, pressure, and flow rate.
In recent years, it has become more common for equipment manufacturers to integrate the setting, manipulation, and display functions of programmable logic controllers (PLC) and other embedded control devices on touch panels and other types of user interfaces, and to mount the hardware on DIN rails inside panel boxes. There is an increasing need for such DIN rail mounting type controllers.
The UTAdvanced series controllers come in two sizes: 1/4 DIN and 1/8 DIN. While 1/4 DIN controllers are more popular because they have large display panels and provide a wider range of I/O signal choices, there are certain applications where space is at a premium that require a smaller device. For just such applications, Yokogawa has added more 1/8 DIN controllers to its product lineup.
*1 A metal rail whose specifications conform to an international standard developed by the Deutsches Institut für Normung e.V. 1/8 DIN corresponds to a front panel size of 96 mm × 48 mm, and 1/4 DIN corresponds to a front panel size of 96 m × 96 mm.
*2 Only available outside Japan
Companies that design and manufacture machinery, air conditioning systems, power equipment, and other items for use in industries such as electrical equipment, machinery, chemicals, foods, semiconductors, and automobiles
Measurement, display, and control of temperature, pressure, and flow rate; alarming; programmed control; and display of operating conditions in heating, cleaning, sterilization, and other processes in R&D and manufacturing
The UTAdvanced controller comes standard with a sequence control function based on the ladder logic programming language, which is widely used by engineers. Improved design efficiency and elimination of the need for relays and other peripherals have resulted in a lower price. As a result, this series has enjoyed great success in the market since its release in 2009.
The lineup includes:
Yokogawa's global network of 86 companies spans 56 countries. Founded in 1915, the US$4 billion company conducts cutting-edge research and innovation. Yokogawa is engaged in the industrial automation and control (IA), test and measurement, and other businesses segments. The IA segment plays a vital role in a wide range of industries including oil, chemicals, natural gas, power, iron and steel, pulp and paper, pharmaceuticals, and food. For more information about Yokogawa, please visit the company's website www.yokogawa.com.