ASPYRE® AT Power Controllers

Detail The ASPYRE® AT is a family of flexible, compact and scalable smart SCR power controllers. It features multiple advanced firing and control mode algorithms combined with sophisticated diagnostics. The ASPYRE AT integrates easily with EZ-ZONE® RM, PM PLUS® and RMA PLUS™ controllers as part of a Watlow® ecosystem solution.
Features and Benefits  
Key component of a Watlow ecosystem solution
  • Integrates with EZ-ZONE® RM, RMA PLUS™ and PM PLUS® controllers for a complete solution including Modbus® TCP,EtherNet/IP™, or EtherCAT® communication
  • Eliminates discrete wiring between temperature controllers and power controllers for each heater through the highspeed backplane interface with Watlow controllers
  • Enables data collection and diagnostics from the power controllers
  • Customizes for your application with programmable function blocks including logic, math, compare and more
High accuracy current and voltage measurement
  • Characterizes process performance
  • Supports comparing (fingerprinting) equipment operation
Integrated, scalable solution
  • Allows connection from the temperature control system at one point communicating with up to 16 power controllers
  • Offers greater than 60% reduction in wiring footprint and costs compared to other multi-zone systems
  • Eliminates need for current transformer and associated wiring with integrated current measurement
Industry-leading design and serviceability
  • Offers a robust SCR design to meet a rugged industrial environment’s high quality and reliability needs
  • Enables fast troubleshooting by providing helpful thermal system diagnostics
100KA short circuit current rating (SCCR)
  • Enables greater protection in the event of a short circuit
c-UL® 508 Listed
  • Shortens project schedules, agency testing and expenses
Closed-loop control on: Voltage, current or power
  • Compensates for line voltage variations and thermal component tolerances (e.g. heater wattage, insulation variation, etc.)
Load firing modes: Zero-cross, burst fire, phase angle, soft start
  • Handles a wide range of load types
  • Protects and extends the life of connected loads
Open heater and shorted SCR indication
  • Minimizes production downtime with easy to understand, intelligent, troubleshooting diagnostics
Integrated USB for configuration
  • Easily and safely program configuration settings with electronics powered through USB connection
  • Eliminates a user from having to work in a high voltage, hazardous environment. High voltage to controller or system panel can be turned off while setting controller configuration
Heater bakeout
  • Protects heater on startup
  • Eliminates labor and time associated with checking for wet heaters
Cooling options
  • Integrates DIN-rail mountable heat sink option for simplifying implementation
  • Offers base plate option for flexibility in removing heat from the electrical box