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RT 200 Room Temperature Control Show data sheet (pdf file) Print page
Technical Description

  This experimental unit aids introduction to industrial control engineering. The objective is to control the temperature in a virtual room. The individual components of this temperature control loop are laid out separately on panels. They are inserted in the frame and interconnected by cables.
  The controlled system is a soldering iron. The soldering iron represents the heater in the virtual room. The room, with a temperature sensor, is mapped out on the panel as an aid to understanding. The real temperature sensor is a thermocouple on the tip of the soldering iron. The transducer converts the temperature signal from the thermocouple into a standard voltage signal. This signal is sent to the input of an industrial controller. There the signal is compared against the reference variable. The controller sends a signal corresponding to the variation (manipulating variable) to the actuator. The actuator is a power regulator which influences the electrical power to the soldering iron.
  To generate disturbance variables, metal plates with differing thermal conductivities can be attached to the soldering iron. The industrial controller is parameterisable as a P, PD, PI or PID controller. It can also function as a two-point controller. The controlled variable (virtual room temperature) and the manipulating variable are displayed digitally.
  A line recorder (RT 200.01) is available as an accessory to record the control processes.
  The well-structured instructional material sets out the fundamentals and provides a step-by-step guide through the experiments.


Learning Objectives / Experiments

- components of a control loop
- operation and parameterisation of an industrial

- comparison of various controller types
  * P, PD, PI and PID controllers
  * two-point controller
- layout of control loops
  * open control loop
  * closed control loop
- disturbance feedforward control


* Introduction to industrial control engineering1
* Simple temperature control loop with

  parameterisable industrial controller1
* Control loop components laid out separately on

* Layout of control loops

Available accessories
RT 200.01 -- 3-Channel Line Recorder
Alternative products
RT 040 -- Training System: Temperature Control, HSI

[1] investigation of a temperature control loop
[2] control loop components on panels allowing for variation in installation in frame
[3] soldering iron as controlled system
[4] power regulator as actuator
[5] parameterisable digital industrial controller
[6] thermocouple type K as temperature sensor
[7] transducer for thermocouple with digital temperature display
[8] bar display for manipulating variable
[9] 2 metal plates with differing thermal conductivities for disturbance generation
[10] line recorder (RT 200.01) available as accessory


Technical Data

Soldering iron power output: 16W
- input signals: 0/4...20mA and 0...10V
- output signals: 0...20mA
- parameterisable as
  P, PI or PID controller
  2-point controller
Power regulator
- output power: 0...16W
- input signal: 0...20mA
Thermocouple and transducer
- measuring range: 0...400C
- output signal: 0...10VDC
2 metal plates for disturbance generation
- stainless steel
- copper


Dimensions and Weight
LxWxH: 800x500x840mm
Weight: approx. 38kg
Required for Operation
230V, 50/60Hz, 1 phase or 120V, 60Hz/CSA, 1 phase
Scope of Delivery
1 frame
1 panel, controlled system
1 panel, actuator
1 panel, controller
1 panel, transducer
1 panel, bar display
2 metal plates
1 set of cables
1 set of instructional material
Order Details
080.20000  RT 200  Room Temperature Control
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