September 22, 2022
Many of our Canadian industrial processes use large amounts of heat generated by electricity. This can be expensive, and even more so, if significant quantities of peak power are consumed. ABB’s new DCT880 is a thyristor power controller for heating applications whose integrated power optimization algorithms reduce costs by reducing peak power demands.
Applications like annealing, drying, melting or heating glass, plastics or metals often demand precise heat control. Automating that heating control helps ensure precise temperatures are met and that the energy used for heating is used efficiently. This helps you use raw materials more efficiently and reduce energy use.
To help meet these demands, we’ve developed the DCT880 thyristor power controller. Built on our industrial drive technology, the DCT880 easily integrates into your processes or machine’s automation network, but can also operate independent of automation systems.
Integrated 3-phase current measurement precisely calculates and monitors the load resistance in the load circuit for improved system performance. Load optimization can balance loads of multiple devices in parallel operation to reduce peak loading.
Highlights of the DCS880
- 16 A to 4,200 A
- 110 to 690 V
- Resistive, inductive or infrared heating
- IEC 61131-3 application programming
- Phase control
- Full-wave burst control
- Half-wave control
- I-, U-, P- and I2 control
- Built-in temperature controller
- Built-in load optimizer
- Extensive I/O and communication options
- High contrast, high resolution user control panel