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NX-TC temperature controllers with AI

NX-TC temperature controllers with AI functions automate setup and control.

Smart temperature controllers speed installation

Omron continues to expand its in-panel temperature controller portfolio with the introduction of our new NX-TC series with Artificial Intelligence (AI). Designed for multi-loop applications, these intelligent controllers provide easier in-panel installation.

The NX-TC series is a new generation of smart temperature controllers that are designed to achieve optimal and automatic temperature control without human intervention. In fact, by using Artificial Intelligence algorithms, all adjustments typically made by experts in the field can now be automated.

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NX-TC2 (12mm width) and NX-TC3 (24mm width)

Adaptive control algorithm

Defining the initial start-up PID settings for a standard temperature controller takes time. And making optimal adjustments can be even more challenging, even for experienced engineers. That is why Omron developed the NX-TC Series with "adaptive control technology”. This automatically detects changes in the process under control and adapts the PID accordingly. The result? A perfectly tuned PID algorithm and ultra-stable temperature control.

Perfect sealing temperature control for packaging machines

On a conventional sealing machine, temperature sensors are often located too far from the sealing surface of the heating bar. This can cause temperature differences between the sealing surface and the actual control temperature, resulting in more sealing failures as packaging speed accelerates, especially with thinner packaging materials.

The NX-TC series solves this issue by using special temperature sensor models with faster detection that allow the sensor to be placed closer to the sealing surface. And specially developed embedded algorithms such as automatic filter adjustment, help suppress temperature variations for better sealing quality.

Minimizing temperature variations in molding machines

For water-cooled extrusion molding machines, increasing the throughput speed often leads to temperature variations. For human operators, this means having to repeatedly make valve adjustments to stabilize product quality. This is very difficult to maintain in high speed production. The NX-TC has a water-cooling output adjustment function that keeps temperature variations to a minimum, increasing production capacity while maintaining quality.

Characteristics

  • Available in two sizes: NX-TC2 (2 loops model in 12 mm width) and NX-TC3 (4 loops model in 24 mm width)
  • Universal input for t/c and Pt100 sensors (K, J, T, E, L, U, N, R,S, B, C/W, PL II, Pt100/JPt100).
  • Control output type: Voltage output (PNP 24 VDC/21 mA/point), Linear current output (0/4..20 mA)
  • Control method: heating and/or cooling (model dependent)
  • Load/SSR diagnostic available (model dependent)
  • Fieldbus connection: Ethernet IP and EtherCAT (using communication coupler)

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