The C4-IR Series Multiple Zone SCR Power
Controller manages both single phase and
3-phase industrial heating load applications
which require zero cross, burst firing, half
single cycle, and phase angle firing modes.
Load options include up to 4 independently
controlled single phase loads or two 3-phase/2-
Leg load or one 3- phase/3-leg load (with or
without an additional single phase load).
The controller features four universal main
process inputs, two digital inputs, and two
configurable alarm outputs as standard to accommodate
a variety of process needs. When
more flexibility is required, the C4-IR controller
can be customized with four analog inputs, and
up to four configurable outputs.
Despite the four independent zones, the C4-IR
still boasts a compact footprint, with options
for either DIN rail mounting or direct panel
Modbus RTU/RS485 communications are outfitted
by default, but with PLC’s and integrated
networks being commonplace, the C4-IR can
host a number of additional fieldbus communications
including Modbus TCP, Profibus,
ProfiNet, Ethernet IP, DeviceNet, EtherCat, and
CANopen. Each of these fieldbus cards can be
installed at time of order or outfitted at a later
date. This makes it extremely easy to adapt the
C4-IR to any host network.
Complete Process Control Package
While the C4-IR includes diverse process control
capability, it also features efficient thermal
and electrical monitoring, allowing users to anticipate
failures and malfunctions so corrective
steps can be taken in a timely manner.
With feedback from current transformers on
each zone, full diagnostics of current, voltage,
and temperature can be performed including
loop break alarm, heater break, SSR short
circuit, input opening or short circuit, and even
over temperature alarm.
The C4-IR also features the powerful and
detailed C-PWR configuration software, which
allows you to run trends, save historical data
and read or write device parameters quickly
and easily. Configurations may be saved locally
for later retrieval or sent across a network for
cloning of other units. This significantly reduces
mistakes and system setup time.
- Hot runners for injection process
- Fiber weaving
- Wood working machines
- Heat treatment
- Glass hardening furnaces
- And many more...
The C-PWR Configuration Software permits efficient programming of the following Chromalox SCR power controllers: CTF, CTF-Xtra, C4, C4-IR, CFW, and CFW-Xtra. It will facilitate the cloning of multiple controllers and fast parameter file uploads and downloads to and from the controller and PC.
Parameter value settings may be entered via the master table or through the Setup Wizard which methodically walks you through the main screens. Use the C-PWR Configuration Software Manual for program installation and connection details. To program your specific SCR controller, use the appropriate controller programming manual.
Current Release Version: 1.3.0
(Note: New configuration software releases occur without notice. If you need to update your release, you must first uninstall your current version prior to installing the latest release. This may be done in Programs and Features located in the Windows Control Panel.)
C-PWR Configuration Program Setup