Chromalox Introduces the Newest Advanced Power Controller: Model CTF-Xtra – Single Phase SCR with Patented Overcurrent Surge Protection

Designed to efficiently manage all types of industrial heater loads.
PITTSBURGH, PA, USA – December 1, 2016 – Chromalox, a leader in advanced thermal technologies, today announced the availability of the newest advanced power controller. The Chromalox CTF-Xtra controller is a compact and well featured microprocessor-based SCR that is designed to efficiently manage all types of industrial heater loads from 25 to 60 Amps within a voltage range of 100 - 480 Vac. Powerful system parameter diagnostics, multiple firing mode options, control mode versatility, and on-board Modbus communications are a few of the advanced features which significantly enhance process integrity.

The “Xtra” is a patented on-board, over-current fault protection feature which eliminates the need for extra-rapid fuses, reduces machine downtime, and the costs associated with replacing failed fuses and product loss. In applications that are susceptible to intermittent short-circuits and overloads, the CTF-Xtra can be programmed to restore power automatically when the fault has cleared, preventing complete process shutdown.

“The CTF-Xtra provides an additional layer of process integrity that previously did not exist in electrically heated systems”, states Scott Treser, VP of Component Technologies. “System downtime is simply not an option for some of our customers. The unique over-current technology embedded in the CTF-Xtra provides the ideal power control protection for applications which experience these types of transients”, Treser adds.

The CTF-Xtra features the powerful and comprehensive C-PWR configuration software, which allows you to clone multiple controllers, run simulations, and read or write device parameters quickly and easily. Configurations may be saved locally for later retrieval or sent across a network. This significantly reduces both programming mistakes and system setup time.

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About Chromalox

Chromalox is a thermal technology company. We engineer thermal solutions for the world’s toughest industrial heating applications. Our Heat Trace segment delivers temperature management solutions for piping systems, valves, and tanks. Our Industrial Heaters and Systems segment delivers process heating solutions for revenue-generating industrial processes, and our Component Technologies segment delivers component heating solutions for industrial equipment manufacturers. Chromalox was founded in 1917 and is headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA, USA.