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West Control Solutions has introduced the PMA KS 98-1, a process controller for steam and hot-water boiler applications.

By using the controller to manage up to six devices, operators can reduce energy losses, maintain availability and prevent plant downtime by selectively switching individual devices for maintenance and repair. 

The controller can be used to switch smaller units on and off in a defined order, according to the energy demand. By exercising precise control over each device, it is claimed that the plant can achieve the best possible energy efficiency, gain greater flexibility in energy control and extend maintenance intervals for the control system.

The KS 98-1 also enables the automatic correction of control output. After an additional device has been switched on or off, the output of the control-led device is corrected automatically to compensate for the changed energy flow conditions. This ensures linear process response over the entire load range.

Key features and benefits

  • Uniform operating time and wear of the devices can be ensured through cyclical operation
  • The process controller manages demands of units
  • Energy demand is determined by a PID controller
  • The controller can be used on a rotational basis at defined intervals, which spreads wear and operating time across all units
  • Operating hours of each device can be logged and displayed on the controller
  • A 160 x 80-pixel LCD display and an extensive function library are included
  • The controller is equipped with a large number of analogue and digital inputs
  • There is a facility for direct connection of lambda sensors or fieldbus connection

West Control Solutions

West Control Solutions specialises in the manufacture of temperature and process control instrumentation. Through four leading product brands — CAL, West, PMA and Partlow — West Control Solutions has more than 100 years’ experience designing innovative and reliable temperature control products.

West Control Solutions specialises in the manufacture of temperature and process control instrumentation. Through four leading product brands CAL, West, PMA and Partlow West Control Solutions has more than 100 years’ experience designing innovative and reliable temperature control products.

Key products from West Control Solution include:

  • Temperature controllers (single-loop and multi-loop contollers)
  • Process controllers
  • Limit devices
  • Profilers and programmers
  • Digital indicators
  • Transmitters
  • Circular chart recorders (analogue and digital)
  • Paperless chart recorders

Controllers are available in 1/32, 1/16, 1/8 and 1/4 DIN sizes. There are also a number of DIN-rail-mounted controllers available. At the heart of all product designs from West Control Solutions is exact, accurate temperature control in easy-to-use products complemented with excellent reliability and durability.

West Control Solutions works with a global base of equipment manufacturers and end users. The products are ideally suited to challenging and tough environments such as industrial ovens, furnaces and kilns, plastics and extrusion. As the products offer excellent levels of precise control and accuracy together with being attractive instruments with strong aesthetic consideration during design they are often commonly used in laboratory, testing equipment and food and beverage applications.

The products are supported by a dedicated team of technical support specialists. The team has more than 25 years’ experience in temperature control instrumentation, specifically supporting products in industrial applications. This knowledge provides customers with complete peace of mind that they will be able to maximise the functionality available within the products even for the most complex of applications.

In addition to the core product offering there is also a customisation team that is available for those occasions where a custom controller will fit your requirements better than a standard product. In these cases, a comprehensive specification will be created, considering all requirements relating to the look and feel of the instrument, the format and functionality that is required. For the majority of customisation projects either a standard controller or a previous custom design can be used as the starting point for the bespoke design. This allows customers to benefit from reduced design and manufacturing costs, resulting in more customers to gain competitive advantage through unique designs and advanced functionality.

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