Eurotherm EPC3000 Programmable Controllers
The EPC3000 range of programmable single loop process and temperature controllers is designed to optimize efficiency, and repeatability and is certified for cybersecurity communications robustness.
The controllers combine industry-leading control and measurement performance with simplicity of use, while remaining highly flexible.
A simple “Quick Start” configuration code enables fast commissioning using just the instrument HMI. For applications requiring additional processing, user function block wiring provides an extensive range of math, logic, totalizer and specialized functions.
A highly visible three-color display with natural language status and alarm indications is easy and clear for operators to use. The EPC3000 Controller is highly durable, with battery-free design, prolonging service life.
Accuracy and Repeatability
Process inputs are fast and accurate, with exceptional thermal stability, aiding precise and consistent control over long periods without calibration drift. Recalibration and user calibration correction functions are available to further improve accuracy.
The industry-leading Eurotherm PID algorithm delivers fast reacting and repeatable control and has been enhanced in the EPC3000 range to further reduce overshoot. Rapid rise to operating temperature and low oscillation helps improve yield. PID settings may be adjusted to suit specific process operating regions, helping deliver optimum performance.
Connectivity and Cybersecurity
The EPC3000 controller range is Ethernet enabled as standard and is the first Eurotherm controller to be designed and certified to meet the stringent cybersecurity requirements of Achilles® Communications Robustness Testing Level 1. Ethernet communications are supported via a standard RJ45 connector, providing fast access to process and diagnostic information as well as connectivity to external PLCs, SCADA systems and IIoT technologies.
Modbus RTU serial communication is also supported.
A free PC-based backup and configuration tool uses a USB connection, to power the instrument for convenient desktop configuration.