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Watlow's New WATCONNECT Control Panels
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Watlow's New WATCONNECT Controls Panels are
Quickly Configured for Standard Two-Week Delivery

Watlow’s new WATCONNECT™ standard temperature control panels are designed for applications from 1kW to 5 MW. WATCONNECT panels are ideally suited to integrate the extensive range of Watlow heater, sensor and temperature control and power control products. Normally, competitive custom panels require significantly longer lead times. The broad range of WATCONNECT standard features allow customers to quickly configure panels that would normally be considered custom for delivery within two weeks. In addition, the carefully selected layout of components have enabled the panels to be built with a significantly smaller footprint that also weighs less than competitive offers.

WATCONNECT standard control panels include:

• UL®/cUL® listed control panels for installation in indoor/outdoor and non-hazardous/hazardous locations
• Wall or frame mount enclosures with hinged door, sized to accommodate one to four branch circuits, up to 200kW of heater load, and top, side or bottom power entry
• Limited access and increased safety through the use of tool operated, ¼ turn, mechanical latches that secure the hinged door to the enclosure
• Molded case circuit breaker disconnect with through-door interlocked handle and lock out/tag out functionality (provides enhanced safety)
• Fused branch circuit protection, with blown fuse indicators, ensures protection of system load and panel components
• DIN-A-MITE® C series solid state SCR power switching controller(s) with zero cross output firing and touch-safe terminals provide unparalleled performance in a touch-safe design
• Through wall heat sink(s) reduces ambient temperatures within the enclosure
• Independent high temperature limit control(s) ensure safety and protection of the equipment being controlled
• Safety mechanical contactor(s) removes power to system load in the event of a high limit and/or safety situation
• Operator interface features:

    • Illuminated control power on/off switch (one per panel) for increased visibility of control status (status determination at a glance)
    • Illuminated heater on/off switch(s) (one for each heater) for increased visibility of heater power status (status determination at a glance)
    • Illuminated heater high temperature light with momentary push to reset (allows reset of all limit controls without the necessity of opening the enclosure door)
    • Watlow process controller coupled with the DIN-A-MITE power switching controller provides superior thermal performance with optimal life

• Process controllers come pre-programmed for the configured options and operation, reducing overall set-up time
• Z purge with environmental window on hazardous location panels
• Remote inputs/outputs based on process controller selection
• Field upgradable (most options)

FEATURES AND BENEFITS

Full documentation provided for all WATCONNECT control panels
• Eliminates lengthy approval process and phone calls after panel has been received

Watlow’s process controllers provide data logging and Ethernet
• Provides real time and historical data management of process parameters

Range of standard input / output (I/O) options
• Provide the user with a higher level of monitoring and control, assuring an efficient and safe operation

Globally certified circuit breaker
• Allows for international installations

WATCONNECT enclosure easily mounts to wall or frame
• Decreases installation time

Bottom, right and top power entries
• Provides multiple options for accessing the inside of the panel

IP-20 finger-safe construction
• Prevents users from touching live terminals, which improves electrical safety

Semiconductor fast blow fuses with indication
• Decreases downtime

Available illuminated E-Stop
• Allows quick emergency shut down

Variety of cooling options
• Suited for a wide range of environmental conditions

Cabinet heating available for low temperature environments
• Prevents moisture from accumulating inside the panel

Carbon steel, stainless steel and FRC enclosure materials available
• Offers materials that are most economical for user’s application

Supports a wide variety of sensor inputs including ASTM thermocouple types J, K and T, 3 wire 100 ohm RTD and 4 to 20mA process input
• Provides the customer a variety of sensor types to ensure compatibility with field equipment

Watlow WATCONNECT Control Panel configuration options, available process controllers and communication interface are shown in the Spec Sheet.

Download the Watlow WATCONNECT Control Panel Spec Sheet (pdf )

Download the Watlow WATCONNECT C2/C3 Small Control Panel Drawing (pdf)

Download the Watlow WATCONNECT C4/C5 Medium Control Panel Drawing (pdf)

Watlow WATCONNECT Control Panel - Ordering Information
This page last modified on 4/27/2017
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