Despatch Industries Announces New Protocol 3™ Temperature and Process Controller
Minneapolis, Minn., U.S.A. – January 31, 2012 - Despatch Industries, the world’s leading thermal processing equipment provider for over one hundred years, announces the new Protocol 3™ temperature and process controller. Protocol 3™ is a microprocessor-based temperature and hi-limit controller designed to enhance process visibility and make oven operation simple and flexible. The advanced controller incorporates many new features that reduce set-up time, simplify operation and minimize downtime.
“We are very pleased to introduce the new Protocol 3™ advanced controller,” states Kim Meyer, Despatch Product Manager. “The Protocol 3™ offers a complete control solution and features a host of new options that streamline and simplify oven set-up and operation.”
Protocol 3™ is Despatch’s latest upgrade to its controller offering, replacing the Protocol Plus™. Protocol 3™ provides the same standard features and three operating modes as the previous controller, but presents several innovative advancements. The new controller has integrated data logging capabilities that allow users to obtain historic process data for analysis and reporting. Also new to the Protocol 3™ platform are a USB port for simple configuration set-up and export of data files; a large, easy-to-read backlit LCD display for improved visibility; and a multi-language option.
The Protocol 3™ offers standard hi-limit control, built in real-time clock, password protection of configuration parameters and five output relays that signal user-specified events to external alarm devices. Users have the option of utilizing Modbus or Ethernet communications for remote start and programming capabilities through a personal computer and the option to purchase Despatch’s Protocol Manager™ monitoring and data acquisition software that enables communication between the oven controller and a personal computer.
Despatch has specialized in thermal processing for over 100 years and is actively using this technical expertise to provide innovative solutions to critical applications in a broad range of markets and cutting edge technology worldwide.