There are many different types of equipment in factories and each of them has its own service life. You will agree that equipment life and continuous operation are important to any manufacturing company. Of course, the service life of each equipment depends in many ways on the frequency of its use, correct operation, timely and high-quality service. Did you know that heating element control mechanical contactors turn on and off three million times a year? Their service life is from 1 to 3 years. And they also need to be replaced, like any other industrial component.
What would you say if we could increase this service life up to seven times? Yes, you didn't listen! In this article, we will take a look at one of Eurotherm SSR switch products, the ESwitch Power Switch. With their help, it is possible to extend the operating time of the equipment up to seven times.
The ESwitch Power Switch is one of the simplest products in the Eurotherm range. Since the contact is electronic, the service life is significantly extended. By using thyristors, it allows long-term frequent On/Off functions. In short, safety and simplicity provide a stable and long-lasting production process without downtime. As a result, the company can save financial resources. EPack compact is also available; EPack Lite compact and EPower contactors. Faced with the challenge of changing contactors frequently depending on the situation and application, Eurotherm offers the SSR switch. It should be emphasized that this switch provides long and accurate operation. It is based on the fact that no mechanical parts are used. This is especially true for heating elements.
From an installation point of view, the Eurotherm SSR switch is mounted on a DIN rail. On/Off can use 24 VDC or 230 VAC as control circuit. If it is necessary to control the turning off and on control processes of the heating element, then a controller with a temperature sensor must be used in addition. Of course, Eurotherm also offers additional protection - the option to order fuses. It will protect not only the unit itself, but also the Eurotherm SSR switch.
We remind you that the device has built-in thyristors. This means that the user must provide full-fledged cooling. It requires a radiator, which is already included in the kit. The Eurotherm ESwitch Power Switch product ensures a stable and continuous production process and reduces the risk of downtime. We remind you that Eurotherm offers many different solutions and products, about which we will certainly inform you in the future.