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Series F4P 1/4 DIN Process and Temperature Controllers. Watlow’s Next Generation Styling. Series V4T 1/4 DIN Temperature Controller. Series F4P Temperature and Process Controller. Series 97 Matching 1/16 DIN Limit Controller. F4P Focus Markets. Furnace and Oven. Applications

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Watlow’s Next

Generation Styling

Series V4T 1/4 DIN Temperature Controller

Series F4P Temperature

and Process Controller

Series 97 Matching

1/16 DIN Limit


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Furnaceand Oven

  • Applications

    • Heat Treating

    • Kilns

    • Autoclaves

    • Foundry & Metal Processing

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Electronic Components and Assembly

  • Semiconductor processing equipment

  • Electronic assembly equipment

  • Test Equipment

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Packaging and Sealing

  • Box Sealing

  • Shrink Wrapping

  • Blister Packing

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Other FocusIndustries

  • Applications

    • Analytical Instruments

    • Pulp and paper processing

    • Petrochemical processing

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Ease of Use

The most important selection factor following quality and reliability when selecting a temperature controller is ease of use.

Source:1997 VDC Worldwide Market Report for Industrial Electronic Temperature Controllers

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Enhanced Display and Keypad

Control programming made easy through advanced technology

  • Icons for international applications

  • Read-at-a-glance process display

  • Full message prompting of operation and setup

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F4 Operator Interface

  • Primary process display

    • Large 5-digit, 7-segment display

      • 0.562” (14.3mm) display digit height

      • F or C, degree, and decimal point indication

  • Operations display

    • 4 line X 20 characters per line

    • High definition back lit LCD

      • Wide viewing angle

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F4 Operator Interface

  • 6 Operator interface keys

    • Rubber key switch with tactile feel

      • Four navigational keys

        • Parameter and value selection

      • “i” information key

        • Toggle for help

      • Dedicated Auto/Manual operation key

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F4 Operator Interface

  • Discrete LED Indicators

    • Control output indication

    • Alarm active indication

    • Communications activity

    • Auto/Manual operation indication

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Advanced Hardware Features

  • 20 MHz operation, 16-bit processor

  • NEMA 4X, IP 65 sealed front panel

  • Shallow 4” (101mm) overall case depth

  • FLASH memory for field software update

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F4 Industrial Design Features

  • High strength injection molded case

    • 3.85 “ (97.8mm) behind panel depth

  • Ergonomic design styling

    • Compatible with Series 96 & 97 limit

  • NEMA 4X, IP 65 front panel seal

    • Convenient 4 screw installation brackets

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F4 Industrial Design Features

  • Touch safe wiring termination

    • Removable for wiring convenience

    • Accepts 12 to 22 gauge wires

    • Positive latching feature

      • Connection integrity

      • Withstands equipment vibration

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Loaded With Standard Hardware Features

  • 3 universal analog inputs (2 & 3 optional)

    • TC, RTD, process (no DIP switches)

  • 4 digital inputs (standard)

    • Control functions

      Contact closure or DC voltage

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Modular Hardware Inputs and Outputs

  • Field replaceable input and output modules

  • Dual control outputs

    • Reverse/Direct or Off

      • Linear or time proportioned

      • Switched dc/open collector, SSR, process

  • Alarms (2 standard)

    • Process, deviation, rate

      • 2 A mechanical relays

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Leading the Way in Communications

  • Serial communications standard

    • EIA 232 & EIA 485 hardware interfaces

      • MODBUS protocol

      • 9600 and 19,200 baud

  • Allows in field software updates

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Hardware Features

  • Retransmit outputs

    • 2 optional

    • Current or voltage

      • Process, set points,% power

  • Universal power supply

    • 85 to 265 vac/vdc, 50 to 60 hz

    • Optional 24 to 28 vac/vdc

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Performance Specifications

  • Operating range

    • 0 to +65C

  • Calibration accuracy

    • 0.1% of span, +/- LSD (whole digit)

  • Sensor update rate

    • 20 Hz, 50 ms, Input 1

    • 10 Hz, 100 ms, Input 2 and Input 3

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F4 Hardware Architecture

Input to Output Isolation


500 Vac/Vdc

between blocks

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Agency Approvals

  • UL, c-UL 916 listed

    • User replaceable input and output modules

  • European CE conformity

    • EN 50082-2, immunity standard

    • EN 50081-2, emission standard

    • EN 61010-1 low-voltage directive, safety

  • NEMA 4X, IP 65 front panel seal

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Software Architecture

Main Page

Operations Page

Setup Page

Factory Page

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Software Architecture

  • “Guided” setup & programming

    • Guided configuration

      • Presents a sequence of parameter choices needed to complete a functional configuration

    • Full unabbreviated text

      • Uses full text messages, not cryptic parameter and configuration names

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Software Operation

  • Context sensitive help

Toggle the “Information” key

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Process Value Bargraph Displays

  • View both

  • Output 1A and 1B in graphical format

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Programming A User-Named Alarm

  • Select first line to change

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Programming A User-Named Alarm

  • Select alarm on Output 1

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Programming A User-Named Alarm

  • Enter “VENT OPEN” to name output

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Programming A User-Named Alarm

  • Save change, output naming complete

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Programming A User-Named Alarm

  • Return to normal operations display with “Vent Open” status displayed

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F4 Software Architecture

  • Function naming

    • Optional, up to 10 characters

      • Better operator recognition

Enter Alarm Name:

Alarm 1

Adjusts Character

Selects Character

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F4 Software Architecture

  • Pop up verification displays

    • Lets the user know when the F4 software is storing changes in Non Volatile Memory

Save Setup Changes

or restore Values?

Restore Save

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F4 Software Architecture

Main Page____

Go to Operations

Go to Setup

Go to Factory

Main Page

  • Display key control parameters

    • Up to 16 customer programmable control parameters

      • Set points, alarms, errors, % power

      • Inner loop set point (cascade control)

      • Bar graphs/set point and process

  • Gateway to controller configuration

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F4 Software Architecture

Operations Page

Main Page____

>Go to Operations

Go to Setup

Go to Factory

  • Auto tune PID control parameter values

  • Edit PID crossover points

  • Digital set points

  • Alarm set points

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F4 Software Architecture

Setup Page

Main Page____

Go to Operations

>Go to Setup

Go to Factory

  • Controller functional configuration

    • System settings

      • PID units, F or C, auto tune SP,

      • sensor failure, open loop, transfer power levels

    • Inputs; analog and digital

    • Outputs; control, alarm, communications, retransmit

    • Custom main page; selections

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F4 Software Architecture

Factory Page

Main Page____

Go to Operations

Go to Setup

>Go to Factory

  • Set lockout

    • Change password

  • Diagnostics

    • Date code, software revisions, etc.

  • Calibration data

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F4 Temperature/ProcessStandard Operation

  • Open or closed loop operation

    • Automatic, closed loop control

      • Control action responds to differences in set point value

      • and process value

    • Manual, open loop operation

      • Control actions responds to manual changes to the controller output power levels.

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F4 Temperature/ProcessStandard Operation

  • Five heat cool PID sets

    • Four crossover points programmable in the operations menu

    • Crossover based on set point or process value

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F4 Temperature/Process Standard Operation

  • Auto/manual control operation

    • Manual to auto transition

      • Based on the last set point

      • Based on set point tracking (reverse bumpless)

    • Auto to manual operation

      • System menu choices for heat/cool transfer power levels

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F4 Temperature/Process Standard Operation

  • Single or multi-point offset feature

    • Single-point

      • Linear across entire operating span

    • Multi-point (10 points and offset values)

      • Points can be positioned anywhere over the entire operating span -19999 to 30000

      • Offset values are +/- 1000 units/degrees

      • Offset values are linearly interpolated between points

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F4 Temperature/Process Standard Operation

  • Digital set point feature

    • Four namable set points

      • Activated via the four digital inputs

      • Set point values are entered in the operations menu

      • Set point name and value appear on the main page

      • Values can not be adjusted from the main page

      • Digital set points have priority over local set point

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F4 Temperature/Process Standard Operation

  • Additional features

    • Process outputs

      • Duplex

      • 4 to 20 mA, 20 to 4 mA

    • Ramp to set point

      • Ramp on start up/ramp on set point

    • Square root input linearization

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F4 Temperature/Process Standard Operation

  • Additional features

    • Custom messages

      • 4 user definable up to 50 characters

      • Activated by digital inputs

      • Displayed in main page

    • Tuning feature

      • Auto tune for heat only, cool only or heat and cool

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F4 Temperature/Process Standard Operation

Main Page

  • Displayable options

    • Local or digital (namable) set point

    • Bar graphs

      • Set point, process value, output % power value

    • Tune status, active PID set

    • Digital input status

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Creating a Part Number

Temperature/Process Controller

F4PX - X X X A- X X X X

RG Displays

Custom Options

Power Supply

Output 1A

Language Option

Output 1B

English, German

Spanish, French

Control Operation

(Standard or Enhanced)

Auxiliary Retransmit

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F4P single channel

Single channel PID controller

1 universal analog input

4 digital event inputs

EIA232/485 comms

2 alarm outputs

F4P Feature Summary

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Reasons to Buy

  • Usability

    • High definition display

    • Information key

    • Guided set Up and programming

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Reasons to Buy

  • Reliability

    • ISO 9001 manufacturing

    • Three year warranty

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Reasons to Buy

  • Performance

    • Control accuracy

    • Extensive feature set

    • Exhaustive life & qualification testing

  • Availability

    • 4 day lead-time

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Reasons to Buy

  • Support

    • Local sales specialists

    • Applications engineering support

    • Rapid field returns department