Small in size but packed with features and
flexibility, the Chromalox 6060 single-loop
temperature and process controller is a great
choice for precise, cost-effective temperature
control for a variety of applications, simple and
Features and Flexibility for a Sophisticated
Level of Control – Among its many integrated
features are two PID sets to ensure
reliable control over a wide set point range
and separate PID for heat and cool strategies
for optimized control and stability. Extensive
flexibility is offered with one universal input
and one optional input, up to 4 digital inputs, 6
outputs, RS485 communications, and a builtin
profiler capable of creating 16 profiles with
up to 16 segments each. Manual control is
enhance by the ability to make frequently used
functions available at a keystroke.
Capability and Convenience Further
Enhanced by ChromaloxPro Configuration
Software – ChromaloxPro™ configuration
software is available to make parameter setup
easier and faster. It also enables simulation to
test the settings before applying them.
Robust Control Functionality – A range of
different temperature control functionality
- PID Heat Only (2-point control)
- Heat/Cool (3-point control)
- VMD (3-point stepping control)
Non-linear cooling strategies are also available,
which is especially popular for oil, water,
and fan cooling applications.
Self-Tuning Ramps to Setpoint without
Overshooting – Self-tuning during startup
determines the optimum process parameters
for rapid line-out to setpoint. At power on,
changing a set value, or during an external
disturbance, the controller uses a three-point
controller configuration to make an adaptation
attempt whereby the “cooling” parameters
are determined separately. This ensures that
performance is optimized to the process.
Oscillation is not required and deviation of the
process value is minimal.
- Industrial Ovens and Furnaces
- Boiler and Steam Processes
- Heat Treatment
- Plastics, Extrusion, and Rubber
- Chiller and Refrigeration Systems
- Laboratory and Test Equipment
- Food and Beverage
Frequently Used Functions Available at the
Push of a Key
Operation can be customized by configuring
frequently used functions to be controlled by
the F (function) key on the front panel. This
simplifies manual operation and speeds up the
management of the controller.
Special Functions for Even Greater Control
Startup Circuit Function for Slow Heat-Up.
This function initially controls and stabilizes
heat-up to a startup setpoint (SP.st) that is
kept constant during a startup holding time.
Subsequently the process is controlled to the
main setpoint (SP). If a disturbance reduces
the process value, the startup circuit is activated
This function is particularly useful for high-performance
resistive heating elements with
magnesium oxide (MgO) insulation. They
must be heated slowly to remove any humidity
which improves heater performance. Using the
startup circuit function can aid their lifetime.
The boost function is for programming the
controller to increase heat for a limited duration
at startup or cyclically. This is ideal for
processes where a short-term increase of heat
is required to clear “frozen” material from
clogged die nozzles for example.
ModBus Master Function
This function allows the Chromalox 6060 controller
to serve as a master to other connected
controllers acting as slaves, transmitting
user-specified signals or parameters cyclically.
Examples of possible applications include:
- Setpoint shifting relative to the setpoint
adjusted in the slave
- Matching of control parameters, limit contacts,
- Limiting the output value (override control)