UL RecognizedEuropean Conformity

The Nova PD550 is a digital temperature controller with two ramp and soak programs capable of storing 15 segments each for precision PID set point control. It is available in 1/16, 3/16, 1/8, and 1/4 DIN sizes. At the completion of a program, the controller can hold the set point, stop the outputs, or loop to one of the 30-segment programs. Its universal input accepts 23 input varieties, including thermocouple, RTD, and voltage inputs, and it can be easily configured for a 4-20 mA input. It is available with up to three (3) relays, two (2) 4-20 mA analog outputs, four (4) digital inputs, and an RS485 serial communication option which includes protocols for master/slave set point control, Modbus® ASCII and RTU, as well as PC software.

Features

  • Thermocouple, RTD, & Process Inputs
  • High Accuracy Auto-Tuning PID
  • Two Ramp & Soak Programs, 15 segments each
  • Universal Power Supply 100-240 VAC
  • Up to 3 Relays & 2 Analog Outputs
  • Digital Input Program Operation
  • RS-485 Serial Communications Option
  • Modbus® RTU/ASCII Communications
  • Free Operating & Data Logging Software
  • IP55 & IP65 Fronts
  • 1/16, 3/16, 1/8, 1/4 DIN Sizes
  • 3 Year Warranty

General

Display: Dual 4 digits, red LED, -1999 to 9999

DIN SIZEPV Display
Inch (mm)
SP Display
Inch (mm)
Weight
oz (g)
1/160.45 (11.3)0.37 (9.5)7.0 (198)
3/160.55 (14.0)0.47 (12.0)12.4 (352)
1/8 (V)0.54 (13.6)0.41 (10.5)11.8 (333)
1/40.81 (20.5)0.43 (11.0)14.9 (421)

Front Panel: Panel gasket provided. 1/16 & 1/8 DIN: IP65, 3/16 & 1/4 DIN: IP55
Programming Methods: Four front panel buttons and Modbus
Ramp & Soak Programs: 2 with 15 segments each
Noise Filter: Programmable 1 to 120 seconds or off
Display Update Rate: 4/second
Password: Restricts modification of programmed settings.
Non-Volatile Memory: Settings stored for a minimum of 10 years
Power: 100-240 VAC, 50/60 Hz, 10 W
Required Fuse: UL Recognized, 1 A, 250 V, slow-blow
Isolation: 2300 V input/output-to-power line; 4 kV relay output-to-input/output/power line.
Operating Temperature: 10 to 50°C
Storage Temperature: -40 to 85°C
Relative Humidity: 20 to 90% non-condensing
Enclosure: 1/16, 3/16, 1/8, & 1/4 DIN available; impact-resistant plastic; color: black
UL File Number: E244207; Process Control Equipment
Approvals: UL & C-UL Recognized, CE Compliant
Warranty: 3 years parts & labor

Process Inputs

Inputs: Field selectable: 0.4 to 2.0 V, 1 to 5 V, 0 to 10 V, -10 to 20 mV, 0 to 100 mV. 4-20 mA input requires 100 Ω resistor connected across input terminals (order P/N: PDX-RES1).
Accuracy: ±0.1% FS ±1 count or 9999
Calibration: All inputs are calibrated at the factory
Scale Range: User programmable over entire range
Transmitter Supply: 14 to 18 VDC @ 20 mA; available at terminals OUT2 or OUT3, instead of retransmitting analog output; selection is made through the front panel

Relays

Ratings: 1 Form C (SPDT) standard; rated 3 A @ 30 VDC or 3 A @ 250 VAC resistive load. 1 or 2 Form A (SPST) optional; rated 1 A @ 30 VDC or 1 A @ 250 VAC resistive load.
Relay Operation: Time proportional PID control, forward or reverse (fail-safe) alarms, inner signal PV or SP zones, program segment time signals, or program run or end alerts
Cycle Time: 1 to 300 seconds; time proportional PID control only.
High/Low Alarm: User may program any alarm for absolute high or low trigger values.
Deviation Alarm: User may program any relay for high, low, or high/low range set point deviation alarm.
Alarm Deadband: 0-100% FS, user selectable
Alarm Delay: 0 to 99 minutes and 59 seconds
Reverse Operation (Fail-Safe): Programmable, independent for each alarm. Relay coils are energized in non-alarm condition. In case of power failure, relays will go to alarm state.
Forward Operation: Relay coils are energized in alarm condition. In case of power failure, relays will go to non-alarm state.
Inner Signal Zones (IS): Relay activates with inner signal 1 or 2 states, based on the value of the PV, SP, or target >SP of the program segment. Two programmable trigger value ranges.
Time Signal (TS): Relay activates during program segments with time signals.
Program Run (RUN): Relay activates during program operation.
Program End Alert (PEND): Relay activates for 15 seconds following reset at program completion.
Auto Alarm Initialization: Normal and standby operation independent for each alarm. Normal alarms will reflect the state of the input to the controller at all times. Standby alarms will not trigger if the change to alarm state is a result of power up cycle, set point change, or alarm configuration change.

Temperature Inputs

Inputs: Factory calibrated, field selectable: J, K, T, E, B, R, S, L, U, N, W, and Platinel II thermocouples and 100 Ω platinum RTD (0.00385 or 0.00392 curve)
Cold Junction Reference: Automatic or off
Offset Adjustment: Four programmable input bias zones
Sensor Break: Up or down scale, user selectable; display reads S.OPN; alarm relays will follow the up or down scale selection.

TypeRange (°C)Range (°F)Accuracy
ThermocoupleK1-200 to 1370-300 to 2500>0ºC: ±0.1% FS ±1 count
<0ºC: ±0.2% FS ±1 count
K2-199.9 to 999.90 to 2300
J-199.9 to 999.9-300 to 2300
T-199.9 to 400.0-300 to 750
E-199.9 to 999.9-300 to 1800
B0 to 180032 to 3300>400ºC: ±0.15% FS ±1 count
<400ºC: ±5% FS ±1 count
R0 to 170032 to 3100±0.15% FS ±1 count
S0 to 170032 to 3100
L-199.9 to 900.0-300 to 1600>0ºC: ±0.1% FS ±1 count
<0ºC: ±0.2% FS ±1 count
U-199.9 to 400.0-300 to 750
N-200 to 1300-300 to 2400>0ºC: ±0.1% FS ±1count
<0ºC: ±0.25% FS ±1 count
W0 to 230032 to 4200±0.2% FS ±1 count
Platinel II0 to 139032 to 2500±0.1% FS ±1 count
 
RTDPtA-199.9 to 850.0-300 to 1560±0.1% FS ±1 count
PtB-199.9 to 500.0-199.9 to 999.9
Ptc-19.99 to 99.99-4.0 to 212.0±0.2% FS ±1 count
JPtA-199.9 to 500.0-199.9 to 999.9±0.1% FS ±1 count
JPtB-150.0 to 150.0-199.9 to 300

* Performance within recommended operating conditions (10 to 50 ºC, 20 to 90% RH)

Digital Outputs

Configuration: 2 or 4 open collector transistor
Operation Modes: Alarms, inner signal zones (IS), program segment time signals (TS), SP status (ramp up/down or soak), program running (RUN) or end alerts (PEND). See Relays above for operation mode details.
Transistor Rating: 24 VDC @ 50 mA

Analog Outputs

Scaling Range: Retransmitting 4-20 mA outputs can be scaled for any range.
Accuracy: ±0.1% FS
Availability:1/16 & 3/16 DIN: 1 standard, 1 optional, 1/8 & 1/4 DIN: 2 standard
Output Operation: 4-20 mA PID control, time proportional voltage pulse PID control, or 4-20 mA retransmitting
Ratings: Continuous 4-20 mA PID or retransmitting: 600Ω max. Time Proportional PID: 15 VDC pulse high, less than 0.1 VDC pulse low; 600 Ω minimum, current limited at 30 mA
Cycle Time: 1 to 300 seconds; time proportional PID control only
Power: Internally powered 4-20 mA output
Isolation: 500 V input-to-output
Output Loop Resistance: 600 Ω max

Digital Inputs

Configuration: Two contacts, two operating modes
Contacts: Normally open switches (external excitation not required) or open collector transistor
Open Circuit Voltage: Approximately 5 VDC
Logic Levels: LO = 0 to 0.8 VDC, HI = 4.7 to 28 VDC
Operation Modes: Mode 1: Program hold and step;
Mode 2: Program run or reset.

Serial Communications

Compatibility: EIA-485
Protocol: PC, Modbus (ASCII, RTU), Sync (Master SP Control)
Address: 1 to 99 (Max 31 units connected)
Baud Rate: 600 to 19,200 bps
Data: 7 or 8 bit, automatic when using Modbus protocol
Transmit Time Delay: 0 to 100 ms
Stop Bit: 1 or 2
Parity: None, even, or odd

Nova Multi-Monitoring PC Software

Any Nova Controller with the serial communications option can be configured to interface with the Nova Multi-Monitoring PC software. Up to 30 controllers can be monitored and operated, and each can use independent data logging.

  • Easy to Set Up and Use
  • Connect up to 30 Nova Controllers
  • View PV, SP, and Alarm Status Simultaneously
  • Control Set Points
  • Log, View, and Save Data in Spreadsheet Files
  • Free Download (click here)

Specifications

System Requirements: Windows® 95\98\ME\2000\XP\Vista\7
Communications: An RS-232 to RS-485 or USB to RS-485 converter may be used for communication with a PC and Nova Multi-Monitoring Software.
Number of Units: Up to 30 Nova Controllers
Baud Rate: 9,600 to 19,200 bps
Data Logging: Graph and save data as .hdr format. Each controller saves graphs independently. Data exportable in spreadsheet format.
Logging Interval: 1 second to 24 hours

Simultaneous Monitoring

Simultaneously monitor up to 30 Nova Controllers and view the PV, SP, and alarm status for all connected controllers. The main view screen also displays the basic model numbers of all connected units. Any series
of Nova Controllers with the serial communications option may be monitored with this software.

Simultaneously View Up to 30 Nova Controllers

Simultaneously View Up to 30 Nova Controllers

Remotely Control Set Points

Program each of the 4 set points through a detailed operation screen available for every connected controller. In addition, control outputs can be set to run or stop, auto tuning enabled, and automatic or manual control established.

Monitor and Control Common Parameters

Monitor and Control Common Parameters

Data Acquisition

PV and SP data can be logged independently for each unit. This data can be graphed using the Data Viewer for quick and clear analysis. Logged data can be exported into spreadsheet format.

View Logged Data Graphs and Export Data

View Logged Data Graphs and Export Data

PD550 Connections

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PD554 Connections

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PD556 Connections

Programmable Ramp and Soak Process and Temperature Controller PD550 Connections PD556


PD558 Connections

Programmable Ramp and Soak Process and Temperature Controller PD550 Connections PD558


PD550 Cutouts

Programmable Ramp and Soak Process and Temperature Controller PD550 Dimensions and Panel Cutouts PD550

1/16 DIN (48 x 48)

Programmable Ramp and Soak Process and Temperature Controller PD550 Dimensions and Panel Cutouts PD550

PD554
3/16 (72 x 72) Cutouts

Programmable Ramp and Soak Process and Temperature Controller PD550 Dimensions and Panel Cutouts PD554
Programmable Ramp and Soak Process and Temperature Controller PD550 Dimensions and Panel Cutouts PD554

PD556
1/8 DIN (V) (48 x 96) Cutouts

Programmable Ramp and Soak Process and Temperature Controller PD550 Dimensions and Panel Cutouts PD556
Programmable Ramp and Soak Process and Temperature Controller PD550 Dimensions and Panel Cutouts PD556

PD558
1/4 DIN (96 x 96) Cutouts

Programmable Ramp and Soak Process and Temperature Controller PD550 Dimensions and Panel Cutouts PD558


Programmable Ramp and Soak Process and Temperature Controller PD550 Dimensions and Panel Cutouts PD558

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