Invensys' Eurotherm Mini8 Controller

Sept. 3, 2012
EtherNet/IP communications provide faster, more effective logic control

The Mini8 controller is an ideal partner to a PLC in multi-loop PID applications such as plastics extrusion and multi-zone furnaces. Leveraging the Mini8 controller's built-in loop control, the PLC can concentrate on providing faster, more effective logic control without the burden of running complex control algorithms.

Key capabilities:

  • Easy integrates through use of EtherNet/IP, a widely used standard communication link between PLCs and other products from a variety of vendors;
  • Reduces engineering costs through using a dedicated PID device that enables quick and easy set-up of multi-loop and complex control strategies using pre-defined function blocks;
  • Improves control performance by removing the burden of running complex control algorithms within a PLC;
  • Input accuracy is +/-0.1% or better, this is significantly better than analog control in small or medium PLCs;
  • Calibrates through pre-defined routines.

Learn more about maximizing PID control.