Compact controllers expanded for temperature measurement and control applications

The RTD (Resistance Temperature Detector) and the TC (Thermocouple) signal modules each offer four inputs channels and are provided in compact 45mm wide housings. Together with the PID (Proportional-Integral-Differential) Function Blocks integrated within the Simatic Step 7 Basic engineering system, temperature control or other closed-loop control applications are easily configured.

Furthermore, to simplify the startup and commissioning of these applications, a PID commissioning control panel is provided, which automatically computes the optimum tuning values. This control panel also offers manual control capabilities and a graphical trend view of the process.

The Siemens Industry Sector (Erlangen, Germany) is the worldwide leading supplier of environmentally friendly production, transportation, building and lighting technologies. With integrated automation technologies and comprehensive industry-specific solutions, Siemens increases the productivity, efficiency and flexibility of its customers in the fields of industry and infrastructure. The Sector consists of six divisions: Building Technologies, Drive Technologies, Industry Automation, Industry Solutions, Mobility and Osram. With around 207,000 employees worldwide (September 30), Siemens Industry achieved in fiscal year 2009 total sales of approximately €35 billion.

The Siemens Industry Automation Division (Nuremberg, Germany) is a worldwide leader in the fields of automation systems, industrial controls and industrial software. Its portfolio ranges from standard products for the manufacturing and process industries to solutions for whole industrial sectors that encompass the automation of entire automobile production facilities and chemical plants. As a leading software supplier, Industry Automation optimizes the entire value added chain of manufacturers – from product design and development to production, sales and a wide range of maintenance services. With around 39,000 employees worldwide (September 30), Siemens Industry Automation achieved sales of €7.0 billion in fiscal year 2009.

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