Two new heating control systems have been launched by Siemens for controlling electrical heating elements in 230 V and 400 V/480 V networks in industrial applications.
Siplus HCS4200 (pictured) is suitable for 230 V networks and Siplus HCS4300 for 400 V/480 V networks. These distributed I/O systems can be adapted to specific applications in a range of sectors and applications such as drying paint and coatings, in the molding of plastics and lightweight construction materials, in plastic welding and in film extrusion. The new heating control systems promise to help plant operators cut their energy consumption by facilitating energy-efficient heating element actuation and avoiding current spikes in the network, Siemens says.
The Siplus HCS heating control systems integrate components including switching elements and fuses as well as functions such as Profinet communication, actuation mechanisms and extensive, detailed diagnostics – for example, helping users to detect and localise problems in the heating process, the company adds in a statement.