Watlow integrated its components into a customizable, application-specific system consisting of:
- An EZ-ZONE RM temperature controller that is extremely flexible and scalable, and allows mixing of inputs and outputs to configure control loops, limit loops and monitoring points. It is an integrated controller solution that improves system reliability, eliminates compatibility issues and reduces wiring time and complexity. The EZ-ZONE RM also offers full EtherCAT communication protocols via the Semiconductor Temperature Controller Profile ETG.5003.2060 specified by the EtherCAT Technology Group.
- Power switching capable of two amps to 15 amps internally or pilot duty switching of high amperage systems.
- A touch screen operator interface terminal (OIT). From this interface, an operator can monitor the process, make enhancements to the process, monitor alarms and communicate various parameters to multiple devices. Each individual zone of control can be created on the screen. With a touch to the screen control and alert parameters can be changed, data can viewed and historical events evaluated.
- The software, EZ Builder 500, allows the customer to customize the look and feel of the OIT to match their company’s brand.