LIMAB UK Introduces Advanced Energy’s New SCR Power Controller with Advanced Performance and New Capabilities to Bring Industry 4.0 to Precision Heating Applications

The new Thyro-A+ substantially increases control accuracy in the industry’s smallest design footprint to meet the challenges in semiconductor and industrial manufacturing.

At LIMAB UK, we are pleased to announce the recent expansion of our Advanced Energy line of silicon-controlled rectifier (SCR) power controllers with the addition of the new Thyro-A+. Thyro-A+ provides customers with next-generation SCR accuracy and load monitoring, the industry’s smallest design footprint and new digital control capabilities for precision heating, melting, drying and forming applications.

Thyro-A+ has a completely redesigned control engine, enabling a 16x increase to measurement sampling rate over the Thyro-A, for enhanced control accuracy, which substantially improves process uniformity and repeatability, reduces energy consumption, and increases process throughput in precision heating applications. It comes with the industry’s smallest design footprint, delivering industry-leading power density.

Featuring a new optional LED display for easy commissioning or visualisation, Thyro-A+ offers a number of advanced digital capabilities for remote controlling, self-monitoring and a digital control interface for integration with other connected factory software and applications to deliver on the promise of Industry 4.0.

Thyro-A+ rounds out LIMAB UK’s Thyro family of AE power controllers, which already includes:

Thyro-S Efficient yet powerful, the Thyro-S power controller is the most compact, digital thyristor switch, suitable for general heating applications and it is able to support load currents up to 350A. Thyro-A – Striking the perfect balance between price and performance, the Thyro-A power controller delivers flexible application capabilities and industry-proven reliability supporting load currents up to 1500A and voltages up to 600V. Thyro-AX – Built for demanding applications, the Thyro-AX flexible digital SCR power controller supports multiple operating voltages, has enhanced control modes, and boasts added interface features. Supports load currents up to 350A and voltages from 24 to 600V. Thyro-PX Built for demanding thermal applications, the high-performance Thyro-PX SCR power controller supports multiple operating voltages and control modes, has a large 71 mm LED graphic display with an integrated process data recorder and SD card. Supports load currents up to 2900A.

Thyro-A+ has a new powerful controller, which delivers on industry-leading accuracy, load monitoring and control of power for heating elements, resistive loads and transformer loads in a wide range of heating applications. The design provides lightning-fast installation and replacement with “copy-paste” configuration profiles that easily transfer system parameters between multiple SCR power controllers.

Customers reduce system installation costs with the most compact SCR footprint available, and a wide variety of Fieldbus protocols allow for the most efficient installation possible, allowing for effortless integration into existing enterprise applications for critical thermal processes.

For detailed product information and technical specifications on the Thyro-A+ or any of our other SCR power controllers, visit the Thyristor Power Controllers page on our website or contact Jack Miller, our Advanced Energy Product Specialist who will happily discuss with you any potential applications that you may have.