Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Chromalox Introduces New DIN Rail SSR Power Controllers CS Series: CS1 & CS3

Chromalox, a leader in advanced thermal technologies, today announced the availability of the CS Series of solid state relays (SSRs). These SSRs are an ideal, low-cost power control solution for rapidly and precisely switching resistive loads found in industrial applications such as furnaces, ovens, heat treating, injection molding, thermoforming, press platens, commercial food equipment, semiconductor, lighting and drying, just to name a few.

The CS Series power controllers feature a rugged, industrial design, touch-safe exterior and conservative, continuous service amperage ratings at 40˚C (104˚F) ambient. They are available in both AC and DC voltage logic input command signals and employ zero-cross firing (gated to turn on and off at zero voltage), which keeps unwanted RFI (Radio Frequency Interference) to a minimum. The model CS1 controller manages single phase loads up to 120 Amps and 600 Vac, and model CS3 manages three-phase, 3-leg loads up to 55 Amps and 600 Vac.

LED indication of signal status and alarm events as well as optional alarm outputs for both over-temperature and load/line interrupt conditions set the CS Series controllers apart from competitive offerings. The CS1 offers a digital PNP type alarm output signal for logic-gated devices such as PLCs. The IP20 touch-protection cover increases user safety, while built-in thermal and line supply condition monitoring safety features reduce operational risk.   Each controller includes an integrated heat sink and fan (if applicable). The CS Series power controllers boast third-party USA and Canadian UL component recognition and CE conformity certifications.

“The CS Series power controllers solve several pain-points with distinctive features not often found in low-cost SSRs,” said Scott Treser, Director of Controls and Panel Development at Chromalox. “Our CS Series controllers manage a wide range of amperage loads in a very small footprint, while improving process control and safety with the unique alarm choices.”

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