INDUCTION Heating Systems


TPC Series

Precision Induction Heater with Integrated Controller and Field Bus Interface







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  • Incorporated temperature control with Thermal Profile mode
  • Management of two optical sensors for control of the heating temperature
  • Field Bus Interface (ProfiNet, EtherCat, EtherNet/IP…)
  • Dual Alternate, high Power output
  • Digital and analog control of the output power
  • Maintains stable and accurate output power even as working conditions change
  • High Safety: all models output isolated from the mains
  • Built-in Self-diagnosis
  • Compliant with the Regulations on Electrical Safety and Electromagnetic Compatibility
  • Supplied with Calibration Certificate

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TPC Series

The new TPC Series devices are high-frequency induction generators with an integrated heating temperature control system and an advanced I/O interface. The generators are extremely compact, and combine high levels of stability and repeatability of the power delivered with the speed, accuracy and precision of the temperature control system.

Description

TPC Series - detail

The very fast response time of the Integrated Controller (=0.5 ms), in combination with the accuracy of CEIA SH15/SLE Pyrometers, allows a very precise and sharp temperature control.

The Power Cube TPC series induction generators are strongly orientated towards integrators and OEM customers. The heart of the device is an extremely compact generator with solid-state technology and state-of-the-art electronics, entirely controlled via microcomputer. This allows operation at maximum efficiency whatever the conditions of the work load, maintaining precise, stable and repeatable power delivery.

The generator powers up to two miniaturized induction heads, which can therefore be positioned easily in restricted spaces and are also easy to mount on robots and automatic machinery. An original, patented energy transfer solution allows rapid heating of metal components with the minimum absorption of power from the supply network.

Advanced control and Interface Functions

The Power Cube TPC allows operation in thermal profile mode. All the operational parameters of each phase of the heating cycle can be programmed, allowing maximum flexibility in the setting of the heating times, power delivered and operational temperatures for the piece to be heated.

The Field Bus and RS-232 interfaces, in addition to digital and analogical I/O signals, allow connection to a PLC or other external logic for activation, inhibition, control of the power delivered, the operational status of the generator and any excursion from the threshold of the thermal profile set.

Characteristics of the Integrated Controller

  • Digital and analogical control of the power
  • Up to 20-step programming of temperature and length of time for each process
  • Management of two optical sensors to control the temperature
  • Programmable maximum power for each individual segment
  • Programmable temperature tolerance for each individual segment

Specifications

Power supply

  • Supply voltage: 180-260V~, monophase - 50/60 Hz

Cooling

  • Water cooling system
    • Direct connection to tap water
    • External tank of 200dm3 with 0.4 Hp pump
    • External chiller
  • Pressure: From 150 to 600 kPa (suggested 300 kPa)
  • Allowed water type
    • Tap water with PH between 7 and 9; hardness lower than 6°F
    • Deionized or demineralized water, with addition of glycol (with the minimum suggested concentration)
  • Input water temperature: From environmental temperature to a maximum of 45°C (without condense)

Operational mode

  • Continued activation of one head
  • Alternated activation over two heads

Functioning modes

  • Functioning with thermal profile and manual

Management and controls

  • Cycle activation by means of pedal or external control
  • Analogic regulation of the heating power through 0 ÷ 10 V input
  • Heating power automatically stabilized (not influenced by variations in the power supply)
  • Temperature control: Through optical pyrometer
  • SH15/SLE Control loop time: 0.5 milliseconds
  • Digital regulation of the heating power: 10 - 99 %
  • SH15/SLE time constant: 0.1 milliseconds

Self-diagnosis

  • Any malfunctioning is indicated by a display signal and a buzzer
  • Monitors of the temperature and pressure of the cooling water
  • Monitors of that the coil size is correct
  • Monitors of possible short-circuit of the heating coil
  • Monitors of head connection
  • Internal malfunctioning
  • Monitors of the power supply voltage value
  • Monitors of the correct connection between the Main Unit and the Slave Unit (PowerCube 64)

Generator

  • Type: Container in stainless steel
  • Dimensions: (W x D x H) 275 mm x 265 mm x 140 mm (the PowerCube 64 comprises two control units of the same dimensions)
  • Power supply cable: 2.6 m
  • Hydraulic connection to and from the cooling unit: 1/8” connections by 8/6 mm rubber tube
  • Hydraulic connection to and from the heating heads: 1/8” connections by 6/4 mm rubber tube

Control inputs

  • 1 RS232 asynchronous serial port for connection with external PLC or Controller
  • 2 inputs for the CEIA optical pyrometers SH15/SLE
  • 2 isolated digital inputs for the thermal cycle activation switches
  • 1 isolated digital input to reset the generator
  • 2 analog inputs for output power control
  • 1 plug for a Field Bus module (accessory)

Outputs for external devices activation

  • 1 outputs (relay 24 Vdc / 24 Vac 0,5 A max) for “Alarm” signal

Safety features

  • Power supply feed galvanically insulated;
  • Low operational voltage: no danger to the operator
  • Conforms to the international standards currently applicable for electrical safety and E.M.C.

Operating conditions

  • Working temperature: +15° to +55°C
  • Storage temperature: -25° to +70°C
  • Relative humidity: 20-95% (without condensation)

Certifications and Conformity

  • Complies with EC Regulations and International Standards relating to Electrical Safety and Electromagnetic Compatibility.
  • Complies with 2004/108/CE regulation for industrial applications.

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