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300 Series High Performance Single Loop Controls
PID Process Control Single Loop High Performance
  • Oven - Furnaces - Kilns
  • Hot Plates / Melt Pots
  • Food Service Equipment
  • Environmental Chambers
  • Sterilizers / Autoclaves
  • Packaging Machines
  • Plastics Machinery: Extrusion,    Injection, Molding, etc.
  • 3-year Warranty
  • Universal Process Input / 18 Bit A-D
  • 2nd Analog Input (linear mA/VDC)
  • 1 Configurable Event Input
  • Simple to Use & Configure
  • SEL configurable prompt sequence
  • PC Configurable
  • Nema 4X (9300 UL Approved Nema 4X)
  • PID Fuzzy Assisted Auto Tuning
  • 2-sets of PID configurations
  • Setpoint Logic: Static or Ramp Rate
  • Remote Setpoint Standard
  • up to 4 control outputs and optionally Retransmission of SP/ PV / PID % out
  • Serial Communications (option)
  •       CE  Rohs


    300 Series Additional Page Links

    300 Series Standard Special Features

    DIN Controls Standard Features
    DIN Controls Special Features
    DIN Control Alarm Configurations
    DIN Controls SEL User Configurable display

    DIN Controls 18-bit AD / 15-bit DA
    DIN Controls Enclosure Dimensions


    Product Brochure & Pricing

    300 Series Brochure.pdf

    2500 Series Brochure.pdf


    2500 Series Price Sheet.pdf

    9300 Series Price Sheet.pdf

    8300-4300 Series Price Sheet.pdf


    300 Series Manuals

    2500 Series Manual.pdf

    9300 Series Manual.pdf

    8300 Series Manual.pdf

    4300 Series Manual.pdf


    Warranty: 3-Years

    300/C Series 3-Year Warranty.pdf


    CAD 2D Drawing

    2500-9300 2-D CAD

    4300 2D CAD


    Control Comparison:

    100, 300, B, C, P, L & 90 Series

    Single Loop Control Comparison.pdf (25KB)


    Product Line Review Brochure:

    FDC_Product_Line_Review.pdf (415KB)


    DIN Rail Mount 1/16 & 1/32 DIN Panel Mount Controls

    DIN Rail Mount 1/16 - 1/32 DIN Accessory,pdf



    Additional Information



    DIN Controls Standard Features.htm

    DIN Control Alarm Configurations.htm

    DIN Mechanical Accessories.htm

    DIN Controls Special Features.htm

    SEL - User Configurable Display Prompts.htm

    Enclosure Dimensions - DIN controls.htm

    OEM Private Branding.htm

    FDC-Set PC Configuration Software.htm


    DIN Control Series - Feature Comparison.pdf

    DIN Controls Output Module Part #.pdf

    Price Sheet DIN Controls Output Modules.pdf

    Loop Controls MANUAL LOADING STATION.pdf


    Serial Communications

    DIN Communication Accessories.htm

    RS232/485 SN10A Converter for PC communication.pdf

    Series 300 Series Modbus Parameters.pdf


    300_Series_Commununcations_Test_Tool_(PV only).zip


    EnVision - Free PC Based SCADA Software

    EnVision SCADA Software.html (FREE Software)


    Agency Approvals

    UL Conditions of Acceptability: FDC9300 / FDC4300.pdf

    UL Approval.pdf

    CE Conformity.pdf

    EU_REACH Compliance.pdf

    RoHS-3 Compliance.pdf

    EC Conformity.pdf

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    300 Series High Performance Temperature Controls

    from $225 List


    Future Design Controls 300 Series set a new standard for DIN controllers. With 3 Inputs as standard and up to 4 control outputs plus Communications the 300 Series meet a variety or temperature & process control requirements. With a standard 3-year Warranty, the 300 Series are available as single display FDC-2500 1/32 DIN and dual display FDC-9300, FDC-8300 and FDC-4300 [1/16, 1/8 and 1/4 DIN].


    With the highest input resolution for like products, fast scan rate and proprietary Fuzzy Logic Auto Tune the 300 Series provides world-class control performance. As standard the 300 Series includes Fuzzy Assist Auto Tune, Deadband between Heat/Cool outputs configured manually or allow Fuzzy Logic PID to calculate optimum value, Fuzzy Assist Self Tune and manual adjust PID and Proportional Band Manual Reset.


    The standard 3 inputs include: input#1 - universal t/c, RTD & linear mA/VDC input; input #2 CT or linear mA/VDC as 2nd PV or remote setpoint; input #3 an event input configurable for multiple functions. Click here for details on the standard 3 inputs, other unique features  & applications they allow.


    Unique SEL function provides user flexibility & operator ease of use.  Parameters most significant to the operator [up to 5] can be configured to display in sequence when the scroll key is depressed.  [SP2, P, I, D, alarm SP, Shift, Cycle 1 time, etc. or nothing displayed].


    Standard features include configurable display decimal point, hysteresis for control and alarm outputs, Output Limiting, PV Shift [bias], and more are standard.


    Configurable Alarm Logic [process, deviation & band] with Latching, non-Latching and Alarm Hold. Additional features include one Ramp/Soak segment, timer function, dual setpoint [event selectable], view PID % output, Auto/Manual, Configurable Bumpless Transfer, Set Point Ramp, Max & Min PV values retained in memory, Communication via RS232/485 Modus or Analog Retransmission, PC Configuration Software and very shallow mounting depth


    OEM or Distributor Private Branding is available.


    Agency Approvals: nema 4x pid control, nema4x control, nema-4x control, nema 4x temperature control, nena 4x panel mount control

    • UL approved category QUYX2 (Process Control Equipment) nema 4x 1/16 DIN panel mount control
      • 9300 is UL approved Nema 4X panel mount control, suitable to be mounted on vertical position on a flat surface of a Type 4X enclosure.nema 4x DIN panel mount PID
    • CSA approved Class 4813-02 Temperature Indicating and regulating equipment
    • CE Conformity
    • RoHS Compliant

    Manual Loading Station: Instead of being used as a PID control the 300 Series may be configured as a Manual Loading Station to provide easy method to manually control a linear output. The single display 2500 is the most popular 300 Series model for Manual Stations. Additional information can be found at: Loop Controls Manual Loading Station.pdf


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    Specification Review

    • Power Input:
      • 90-264VAC 50/60hz
      • 11-26 VAC / 11-36VDC optional
    • Input sample rate - 5 scans/second
    • Input Resolution - 18 Bit [262,144] click here for 18 Bit descr.
    • 3 Inputs -
      • #1 - Universal thermocouple, RTD and linear VDC/mA
      • #2 - Linear VDC / mA or Current Transformer [CT]
        • CT Sensor input for 0-50A range.
        • Linear inputs can be configured as a 2nd PV or as remote SP.
          • As a 2nd PV it may configured as a PV or delta PV1/PV2, have assignable alarms with PID assigned to input 1 or 2
      • #3 - Event input configurable to change SP, PID, SP & PID, change remote to local SP, reset latched alarms, disable outputs or Lock all Parameters.
    • Control Outputs: Up to 2 isolated PID control outputs; to have two PID outputs, #1 must be PID & output #2 is default PID Cool. Available outputs are:
      • relay 2A/240 VAC resistive [spst]
      • ssr driver - 5VDC/30mA or 14VDC/40mA
      • triac 1A/240VAC
      • 4-20/0-20mA into 500 ohms maximum
      • 1-5/0-5VDC or 1-10/0-10VDC: minimum 500K impedance
    • Alarm Outputs 1/8 & 1/4 DIN: Up to 2 configurable Alarm outputs. 
      • Alarm #1: Form C 2A/240 VAC resistive 
      • Alarm #2: Form A 2A/240 VAC resistive
    • Alarm Outputs 1/16 & 1/32 DIN: Up to 2 configurable outputs when Output #2 configured as alarm.
      • Alarm #1: 1/16 DIN Form B 2A/240 VAC resistive 
      • Alarm #1: 1/32 DIN Logic Output, 5V/100mA
      • Alarm #2: PID #2 configured as alarm, Form A 2A/240 VAC resistive
    • Communications:  Modbus RS232, RS485 or Analog VDC/mA retransmission. 
    • Transmitter Power Supply [isolated] is available in lieu of control output #2.
    • Security: DIP Switch Setting allowing
      • All parameters are unlocked
      • SP1 and SEL1-SEL5 are unlocked
      • Only SP1 is unlocked
      • All Parameters are locked
    • Nema-4x / IP65:
      • Standard 2500 & 9300 (9300 is UL approved as Nema 4X)
      • Optional 8300 & 4300




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