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TYPE 8620: one unit fits them all

Supplier: Burkert Fluid Control Systems By: Chris Hoey
02 May, 2012

A new multi-parameter controller designed for water treatment has set a benchmark in ease of configuration.

Bürkert's new multi-parameter controller mxCONTROL 8620 is designed to automate the control of process variables within a water treatment system and reduce controller and instrument costs by as much as half.

The 8620 integrates all control, monitoring and display features as well as data and event logging functions into one compact unit.  

The 8620 is ideal for primary water treatment processes, or ancillary processes in manufacturing, mining, and general industry.

The mxCONTROL 8620 is the first modular control system designed for seamless integration into countless chemical or skid control applications.

The controller is easily configured to display, transmit and record flow, pressure, pH/ORP, conductivity, turbidity, O2, O3, Cl2, level and temperature.

It accepts standard 4-20mA inputs from the field instruments and provides high level computations to optimise the water treatment process. The compact unit is designed for use in water treatment, cooling towers, RO applications and boiler systems.

The mxCONTROL system is capable of processing up to four analogue, two RTD, eight digital inputs as well as five relays, four digital transistor outputs and four optional analogue outputs –totalling 23 I/O – simultaneously (model dependent). Sophisticated electronics and control algorithms ensure optimum process control is maintained with minimal operator intervention.

Parameters are loaded by SD card or from a standard PC via the USB interface. An optional Ethernet interface can be used to configure and parameterise the controller remotely or be used to send email or SMS alerts in the event of an alarm situation.

"The standard SD card interface simplifies the controller's parameterisation and application selection process," Chris Hoey of Bürkert Australia said.

"The user can select the software modules to suit the process, freely available for download from our website.  

"The sheer number of control variations available, the simplicity of configuring or reconfiguring and precision process control makes the mxCONTROL a truly universal water treatment controller.

"The flexibility and ease of data transfer of the 8620 are unique."

All important variables and parameters may be raised via five soft-touch keys, with the operator able to grant varied access via the built in security system.  

The mxCONTROL 8620 provides the continuous online monitoring and process control required to achieve the highest degree of precision, improved reliability and QA reporting in today's demanding water treatment systems.

Bürkert Australia links customers with the international resources of the Bürkert Group which has sales reaching AUD$1 billion annually.  

The Bürkert Group has offices in 40 countries internationally as well as operations in an additional 80 countries, plus a network of SystemHaus R&D and OEM development knowledge centres.  Bürkert Australia celebrates its 30th anniversary in Australia & NZ in 2010.

Bürkert Australia: 1300 888 868, sales.au@burkert.com or find more at www.burkert.com.au.