The CN2300 series has been discontinued. Some models may still have remaining stock. Please see the CNPT Series as a possible alternative or contact our sales department.
The CN2300 Series 1/4 DIN profile controller with
graphic/text LCD display and USB interface is an
affordable temperature and process controller with
advanced functionality including datalogging options.
Designed to improve user efficiency many features
are integrated to reduce commissioning time, simplify
operation and minimize maintenance downtime.
Features include graphic easy to read backlit LCD
display, dual color screen (green/red), multi-language
option, custom splash-screen on startup (bitmap file),
alarm status view, on screen trend view, LEDs to
indicate heat, cool, autotuning and alarm.
Easy setup wizard (via front keys) for quick configuration of inputs,
alarms, outputs, communications and real-time clock.
Universal input for thermocouple, RTD’s and linear DC
process signals (mA, mV or V). Flexible modular output
options include mechanical relay, dc Pulse, AC SSR
triac and linear outputs. Select to precisely match the
process, digital input (2 max) for setpoint selection,
profile control, datalogging start/stop, control output
enable/disable or auto/manual control. The CN2300
series features configurable menus (using optional software
with cable for configurating units via RJ11 configuration
socket), USB port for local upload/download of configuration
files and download logged data to or from a USB memory stick.
This allows easy configuration of multiple instruments by
copying from one unit to another.
Profile feature includes 255 segments to allocate freely
in up to 64 programs. Programs include ramp, soak,
hold, loop or jump to other profile. User defined text
profile name, delayed or real-time day/time profile start,
and up to 5 event outputs.
The CN2300 datalogging models include historic
process data for analysis or reporting, and export data
files via front USB or optional communications, and
will log process values, setpoints or alarms (including
minimum, maximum and average), with logging
intervals from 1s to 30m. Many options include analog
remote setpoint, built in 24 Vdc transmitter power
supply, and graphical software.
Sampling Rate: 10 per second Resolution: 16 bits, always four times better than display resolution Impedance: >10M Ω resistive, except DC mA (5 Ω) and V (47k Ω) Temperature Stability: Error <0.01% of span per °C change in ambient temperature Supply Variation: Supply voltage influence negligible within supply limits Humidity Influence: Negligible if non-condensing Process Display: Displays up to 5% over and 5% under span limits Process Variable Input Offset: Reading adjustable ± Controller Span. +ve values added to Process Variable, -ve values subtracted from Process Variable Sensor Break Detection: Thermocouple and RTD: Control goes to pre-set power value High and Sensor Break: Alarms activate Linear (4 to 20 mA, 2 to 10V and 1 to 5V only): Control goes to pre-set power value Low and Sensor Break: Alarms activate Isolation: Isolated from all outputs (except SSR driver) at 240 Vac DC Calibration: ±0.1% of full range, ±1LSD DC Input Multi-Point Linearization: Up to 15 scaling values can be defined anywhere between 0.1 and 100% of input Supported RTD Types and Ranges: 3-Wire, PT100: -199 to 800°C (-328 to 1472°F) NI120: -80 to 240°C (-112 to 464°F) Optional decimal place can be displayed up to 999.9°C/F RTD Excitation: Sensor current 150ìA ±10% Lead Resistance: <0.5% of span error for max 50 Ω per lead, balanced Accuracy: ±0.25% of input range 1 LSD Sampling Rate: 4 per second Resolution: 16 bits Impedance: >10M resistive, except DC mA (10 Ω) and V (47k Ω) Sensor Break Detection: 4 to 20mA, 2 to 10V and 1 to 5V ranges only. Control goes to pre-set power value if Aux Input is the active setpoint source. Isolation: Reinforced safety isolation from outputs and inputs (except to Digital Input B) Auxiliary Input Scaling: Scalable as remote setpoint (RSP) input between -1999 and 9999, constrained within setpoint limits
Volt-Free Contacts (or TTL): Open contacts (>5000or 2 to 24 Vdc signal = Logic High Closed contacts) (<50 or -0.6 to +0.8 Vdc signal = Logic Low) Isolation: Reinforced safety isolation from inputs and other outputs Digital Input Sensitivity: Edge sensitive; Requires high-low or low-high transition to change function; Response within <0.25 second
Isolation: Reinforced safety isolation from inputs and other outputs. (Common specification for all output types) Single Relay
Type and Rating: Single pole single throw (SPST), 2A resistive at 120/240 Vac Lifetime: >500,000 operations at rated voltage/current Dual Relay
Type and Rating: Single pole single throw (SPST), 2A resistive at 120/240 Vac (dual relay modules have shared common) Lifetime: >200,000 operations at rated voltage/current Quad Relay
Type and Rating: Single pole single throw (SPST), 2A resistive at 120/240 Vac (dual relay modules have shared common) Lifetime: >500,000 operations at rated voltage/current dc Pulse
Drive Capability: SSR driver voltage >10V into 500 Ω minimum Triac
Operating Voltage: 20 to 280Vrms (47 to 63Hz) Current Rating: 0.01 to 1A (full cycle rms on-state @ 25°C); de-rates linearly above 40°C to 0.5A @ 80° Linear DC Ranges: 0 to 5, 0 to 10, 1 to 5, 2 to 10V and 0 to 20, 4 to 20 mA (selectable) with 2% over/under-drive when used for control outputs Resolution: 8 bits in 250mS (10 bits in 1s typical, >10 bits in >1s typical) Accuracy: ±0.25% of range, (mA @ 250, V @ 2k) Degrades linearly to ±0.5% for increasing burden (to specification limits)
Power Rating: 24 V nominal (19 to 28 Vdc) into 910 Ω minimum resistance. (Option to use DC Linear output as 0 to 10V stabilised PSU) Isolation: Reinforced safety isolation from inputs and other outputs
Connection: RS232 via PC Configurator Cable to RJ11 socket under case Isolation: Not isolated from input or SSR Driver outputs. For bench configuration only
Connection: Locates in Option Slot A. Connection via rear terminals Protocol: Modbus RTU Slave/Master Mode: Slave address range 1 to 255 or Setpoint master mode Supported Speeds: 4800, 9600, 19200, 38400, 57600 or 115200 bps Data Type: 8 data bits and 1 stop bit. Odd, even or no parity Isolation: 240V reinforced safety isolation from all inputs and outputs
Connection: Locates in option slot A, connection via RJ45 connector on top of case Protocol: Modbus TCP (slave only) Supported Speed: 10BaseT or 100BaseT Isolation: 240V reinforced safety isolation from the supply, inputs and outputs (except SSR Drivers) Loop Control Tuning Types: Pre-Tune, Auto Pre-Tune, Self-Tune or Manual Tuning Proportional Bands: Primary and secondary (e.g. heat and cool) 0.5% to 999.9% of input span in 0.1% increments, or On/Off control Automatic Reset: Integral Time Constant, 1s to 99min 59s and OFF Rate: Derivative time constant, 1s to 99 min 59s and OFF Manual Reset: Bias 0 to 100% (-100% to +100% primary and secondary) Deadband/ Overlap: -20% to +20% of primary + secondary proportional band ON/OFF Differential: 0.1% to 10.0% of input span Auto/Manual Control: Selectable with “bumpless” transfer when switching between automatic and manual control Cycle Times: Selectable from 0.5s to 512s Setpoint Ramp: Ramp rate selectable 1 to 9999 LSDs per hour and infinite
Alarm Types: Up to 5 alarms selectable as process high, process low, band, deviation, rate of signal change (per minute), sensor/input break, loop alarm. Band and deviation (high or low) alarm values are relative to the current setpoint value. Alarm Hysteresis: A deadband from 1 LSD to full span (in display units) for Process, Band or Deviation Alarms. Rate of Change Alarm hysteresis is the shortest time (1 to 9999 seconds) the rate of change must be above the threshold for the alarm activate, or fall below the threshold to deactivate. Note: If the duration is less than this time, the alarm will not activate no matter how fast the rate of rise. Combination Alarm Outputs: Logical OR of alarms 1 and 2, 1 to 3, 1 to 4 or 1 to 5. Logical AND of alarms 1 to 5 with Profiler Events 1 to 5 Operating Conditions (for Indoor Use) Temperature: Operating: 0 to 55°C (0 to 131°F) Storage: -20 to 80°C (-4 to 176°F) Relative Humidity: 20 to 95% non-condensing Supply Voltage and Power: Mains Versions: 100 to 240 Vac ±10%, 50/60Hz, 20VA Low Voltage Versions: 20 to 48VC 50/60Hz 15VA or 22 to 65 Vdc 12W
Front Panel Sealing: To IP66 (IP65 front USB connector) IP20 behind the panel
Display Type: 160 x 80 pixel, monochrome graphic LCD with a dual colour (red/green) backlight Display Area: 66.54 W x 37.42 mm H (2.62 x 1.65") Display Characters: 0 to 9, a to z, A to Z, plus ( ) - and _ Trend View: 120 of 240 data points shown in a scrollable window. Data is not retained when power turned off or if time base is changed. Trend Data: Any active alarm plus PV (solid) and SP (dotted) at sample time or Max/Min PV between samples (candlestick graph) Trend Sample Rate: 1; 2; 5; 10; 15; 30 seconds or 1; 2; 5; 10; 15; 30 minutes
Additional Communications Options - USB*
Connection: Locates in Option Slot C. Connection via front mounted connector Protocol: USB 1.1 or 2.0 compatible; mass storage class Supply Current: Up to 250mA Targeted Peripheral: USB Memory Stick. Isolation: Reinforced safety isolation from all inputs and outputs.
* Not used for PC configuration
Recording Memory: 1Mb non-volatile flash memory. Data retained when power is turned off. Recording Interval: 1; 2; 5; 10; 15; 30 seconds or 1; 2; 5; 10; 15; 30 minutes Recording Capacity: Dependant on sample rate and number of values recorded; Two values can be recorded for up to 7 days at 10s intervals. More values or faster sample rates reduce the maximum duration. RTC Battery Type: CR 1616 3V Lithium. Clock runs for >1 year without power RTC Accuracy: Real Time Clock error <1second per day
Profile Limits: Number of profiles: 64 maximum Total Number of Segments (All Programs): 255 maximum Loop Back: 1 to 9999 loops back to specified segment Profile Cycling: 1 to 9999 or Infinite repeats per profile Sequence Repeats: 1 to 9999 or Infinite repeats of joined profile sequences Segment Types: Ramp up/down over time, ramp rate up/ down, step, dwell, hold, join a profile, end or repeat sequence then end Timebase: hh:mm:ss (hours, minutes and seconds) Segment Time: Maximum segment time 99:59:59 hh:mm:ss; Use loop-back for longer segments (e.g. 24:00:00 x 100 loops = 100 days). Ramp Rate: 0.001 to 9999.9 display units per hour Hold Segment Release: release with key press, at time of day or digital input Start From: 1st segment starts from current setpoint or current input value Delayed Start: After 0 to 99:59 (hh:mm) delay, or at specified day(s) and time Abort Action: keep last profile setpoint, use controller setpoint or control outputs off Power/Signal Loss Recovery: Continue profile, restart profile, keep last profile setpoint, use controller setpoint or control outputs off Auto-Hold: Hold if input >Band above and/or below SP for each segment Profile Control: Run, manual hold/release, abort or jump to next segment Segment Events: Events turn on for the duration of the segment. For End Segments, the event state persists until another profile starts, the user exits from profiler mode, or the unit is powered down Dimensions
Front Bezel Size: 1/4 DIN; 96 x 96 mm (3.78 x 3.78") Mounting: Plug-in with panel mounting fixing strap Panel Cut-Out Size: 92 x 92 mm (3.62 x 3.62") (maximum panel thickness 6.0 mm [0.236"]) Depth Behind Panel: 117 mm (4.61") Ventilation: 20 mm (0.787") gap required above, below and behind Weight: 0.65 kg (1.43 lb) maximum Terminals: Screw type (combination head)
† All amounts shown in USD Note: Comes complete with mounting bracket and operator's manual.
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Outputs select from: -R1-R2-R3 for 3 relay outputs -DC1-DC2-DC3 for 3 dc pulse outputs -F1-R2-R3 for 1 analog and 2 relay outputs -T1-T2-T3 for 3 AC SSR (triac) outputs
Voltage select from: Nothing(leave field blank) for Standard -LV for Low voltage
Language select from: Nothing(leave field blank) for English -FRENCH for French Display Language -GERMAN for German Display Language -ITALIAN for Italian Display Language -SPANISH for Spanish Display Language
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