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Chronicle of WITHOF / PHILIPS / PMA temperature controllers

We have prepared a list with the names and descriptions of all our previous and present temperature controllers.

The fast link to your controller:
GETROSIST, GETRONIK, WITRONIK, Plastomatic, WITRONIC II, PLASTOCOMP, WITRONIC II auto/manual station, GETROSIST 96, Getromat, PCS controller, TRANSITROL 96, Plastomatic II, Plastomatic 19 Klöckner-Ferromatik, Philips closed loop controller, WITROMAT LD30, PCS 700 controller, Plastomatic 19 Tetrapak, Multiplastomatic, Plastomatic II DIGITAL, Plastomatic 19, KS 4400 / KS 4450, Plastomatic 50, KS 4150, PMC 1000 TEMP, KS 4400 / KS 4450, KS 4150, PMC 1000 controller display, PMC 1000 TEMP, Plastomatic 48, WITROMAT D, KS 4580, PMC 1000 Graphic, KS 4770, ICS 90, KS 4290, PMC 1000 TEMP II, KS 40, TB 40, KS 50-1, P8 Temp, KS 90, KS 50, KS 92 / KS 94, KS 98, KS 10 / KS 20, KS 30, KS 800, KS 816, IQT - P-open, HRC 800, KS 10-I / KS 20-I, KS 40-1 / KS 41-1, KS 42-1, TB 40-1 , KS 90-1, KS 90-1 programmer, KS Vario, KS 45

  Introduced in Generic name Special features Replacement version(s)
GETROSIST 1961 GETROSIST Galvanometer controller with mechanical chopper bar; later with optical sensing; thermal feedback for PD control behaviour; display via rugged moving coil indicator; mounting in separate control cabinets; 192 x 96 mm format.

KS 90-1
GETRONIK 1963 GETRONIK Electronic controller with separate operating unit.

KS 92-1
WITRONIK approx. 1963 WITRONIK Controller family for general industrial use in the 96 x 96 mm format. Setpoint adjustment at the front with key-switch; electronics using discrete transistor design.

KS 92-1
Getromat 1964 Getromat Electronic controller system with integrated auto/manual station and direct connections of thermocouples, resistive sensors, and transmitters with DC output.

KS 92-1
PLASTOMATIC 1965 Plastomatic First fully-electronic compact controller family; for PD or PID control behaviour; in grey 96 x 96 mm plastic housing; setpoint adjustment with patented knob and first IC preamplifier; used by practically all plastics processing machine manufacturers.

KS 42-1
PCS Regler I,M,H approx. 1971 PCS Controller I,M,H Classical process controller, with continuous or stepping output and a manual station. All units in the very compact 48 x 144 mm² front format, and a matching design with the PCS Point recorder and PCS Line recorder. The range was intended specifically for process control in the chemical and pharmaceutical fields.

KS 98+
WITRONIC II 1971 WITRONIC II Controller family for general industrial use in the 96 x 96 mm format. Setpoint adjustment with patented knob, and an IC preamplifier; process value display with moving coil meter above the setpoint scale.

KS 94,
KS 92-1
PLASTOCOMP 1972 PLASTOCOMP Process value display with a motorized red band on a circular 270° scale; first use of the DPID control behaviour; 96 x 96 mm format.

KS 42-1
WITRONIC II 1972 WITRONIC II
AUTO/MANUAL UNITS
With auto/manual switch-over in the 96 x 48 mm format, matching design for WITRONIC II and subsequent controllers.

 
GETROSIST 96 1974 GETROSIST 96
TRANSITROL 96
Controller for industrial use in the 96 x 96 format. Process value display with a motorized red band on a circular scale.


KS 92-1
PLASTOMATIC II 1975 Plastomatic II Cost-effective display of control deviation with moving coil indicator; DPID control behaviour becomes standard; introduction of the Limit Comparator (LC) for process value monitoring; 96 x 96 mm format
(Trend: First simple CRT display systems with separate controllers)

KS 50-1,
KS 42-1
PLASTOMATIC 19 1975 Plastomatic 19"
Klöckner-Ferromatik
First 19-inch controller for Klöckner-Ferromatik injection molders.

KS 50-1,
KS 800
WITROMAT LD30 1977 WITROMAT
LD30
Universal industrial controller. Setpoint adjustment with patented knob; process value display via row of LEDs; LC for process value monitoring; 96 x 96 mm format.

KS 42-1,
KS 92-1
PCS 700 Regler H,K,U,S,S2 1978 PCS 700 controller range H,K,U,S,S2 2nd-generation process controllers with setpoint and process value displayed on luminescent bargraphs, 72 x 144 mm format. Apart from its use as a high-precision and very convenient device, the PCS 700 was also used very widely as a back-up controller for process computers.

KS 98+
  1979 Plastomatic 19
Tetrapak

19-inch controller for Tetrapak packaging machines.

KS 50-1,
KS 800
MULTIPLASTOMATIC 1979 Multiplastomatic First digital multi-loop microprocessor controller in 19-inch housing; 24-zone controller; not released for sale (cost reasons).

KS 800,
KS Vario
PLASTOMATIC II 1979 Plastomatic II DIGITAL Plastomatic II with digital setpoint adjustment.

KS 50-1,
KS 42-1
PLASTOMATIC 19 1980 Plastomatic 19 19-inch controller with digital setpoint adjustment and analog display of control deviation; optional with digital LED process value display.

KS 50-1,
KS 800,
KS Vario
KS 4400 / KS 4450 1981 KS 4400 / KS 4450 Controller for industrial applications; digital setpoint adjustment: 96 x 96 mm format.
KS 4400: With red process value display (motorized band).
KS 4450: With LCD process value display.

KS 94,
KS 92-1
PLASTOMATIC 50 1982 Plastomatic 50 Low-cost controller in low-depth housing; 96 x 96 mm format for plastics processing machines.

KS 42-1
KS 4150 1982 KS 4150 Low-cost controller in low-depth housing; 96 x 96 mm format; for general use.

KS 42-1
Temperaturreglerseite 1982 PMC 1000 temperature control display The first screen display for temperature control in the PMC 1000 system was developed for the Plastics and Metalware Factory PMF in Eindhoven (Philips).

 
PMC 1000 TEMP

PMC 1000 TEMP
1983 PMC 1000 TEMP Digital 12-channel controller module with 4 LCs per zone for the first integrated automation system with process-oriented operation on a PMC 1000 colour display; tables with pictographs and trend curves; used e.g. for the Klöckner-Ferromatik FM-series.

KS 800,
KS Vario
PLASTOMATIC 48 1984 Plastomatic 48 Controller series with 48 x 96 mm front and digital setpoint adjustment. Display of the control deviation with LED or indicator; optional with digital process value display.

KS 50-1
WITROMAT D 1985 WITROMAT D Basic construction as WITROMAT, but with digital setpoint adjustment and LCD deviation indicator.

KS 42-1,
KS 92-1
KS 4580 1986 KS 4580 Industrial controller:
First compact single-loop microprocessor controller from Philips; with LCD multi-function display for universal control tasks; 96 x 96 mm format; freely configurable; optionally with RS 422 / 485 interface; from 1989 onwards with self-tuning function.

KS 94,
KS 92-1
PMC 1000 Grafik 1986 PMC 1000 graphic Sophisticated process graphic screen displays with IQT and FMT/DMT/WMT. First activities with adaptive control algorithms.

KS 800,
IQT 705,
PMAiCOM generic
ICS 90 1988 KS 4770 First digital process controller as successor for the successful PCS 700 range, as well as back-up controller for the PCS 8000 system.

KS 98+
ICS 90 1988 ICS 90 MF Industrial Control System: Modular 19-inch system consisting of the controller unit CO for 4 lops, the interface unit IF with two interfaces, an operating unit, and plug-in data carriers for automatic controller adjustment of max. 24 control loops.

KS 98-1
KS 4290 1989 KS 4290 Industrial controller with LCD multi-function display:
Cost-effective compact microprocessor controller for universal applications in the 96 x 96 mm format; with self-tuning function; configurable with separate manual unit; digital interface with external interface module.

KS 94,
KS 92-1
PMC 1000 TEMP II

PMC 1000 TEMP
1989 PMC 1000 TEMP II "Everything integrated that is possible": Including heating current monitor, adaptive parameter determination during start-up, and graphical visualization of process values.
Example: the K-series of Klöckner Ferromatik Desma

KS 800,
KS Vario
KS 40 1992 KS 40 Industrial controller with digital display of setpoint and process value:
First microprocessor controller with ASIC and mask-programmed processor in the 48 x 96 mm format; excellent price/performance ratio; with individual design of front foil, and automatic tuning during start-up; digital interface with separate interface module.

KS 40-1
TB 40 1992 TB 40 Temperature limiter: Basic construction as KS 40.

TB 40-1
P8 Temp 1992 P8 Temp Universal 12-channel multi-controller in 19-inch design or in compact plastic housing of the Philips 'P8 compact line' system.

KS 800,
KS Vario
KS 90 1995 KS 90 Universal industrial & process controller in the 48 x 96 mm format.
Basic construction same as KS 40, but with auto/manual switch and extended sequencing & control functions.

KS 90-1
KS 50 1995 KS 50 Cost-effective hot-runner and temperature controller for plastics processing machines; with heating current monitor, automatic HRC start-up function, boost, etc. Basic construction as KS 40.

 
KS 92 1995 KS 92 / KS 94 Industrial controller in the 96 x 96 mm format.

KS 92:
Standard controller with LED display for setpoint & process value and auto/manual switch-over; optionally with RS 422 / 485 interface.

KS 94:
Universal controller with 'day & night' display and additional plain text & bargraph display; optionally with RS 422 / 485 or Profibus interface.

First controller family with front interface for the Engineering Tool ET / 94.

 
KS 98 1997 KS 98 Multi-function controller in the 96 x 96 mm format with an LCD dot matrix display and a function library for sequencing & control functions.
Engineering via the front interface with the Engineering Tool ET / KS 98.

 
KS 10 / KS 20 1997 KS 10 / KS 20 Mini-controller in the 48 x 24 / 48 x 48 mm format (purchased products); optionally with measurement value output or RS 422 / 485 interface.

ECO 11,
ECO 24
KS 30 1997 KS 30 Cost-effective version of the KS 40 with limited range of functions.

KS 40-1
KS 800 1998 KS 800 Stand-alone 8-channel field bus controller; market introduction with CANopen field bus; since then continuous further development with various functional implementations and optional connection also to networks with Profibus-DP or DeviceNet; "all-inclusive".

 
IQT - P-open 1998 IQT - P-open New 'touch-screen' operation with various graphics.
Example: Ettlinger D-I-M

 
KS 816 1999 KS 816 Multi-controller/ transmitter module.
Designed for 16 universal measurement inputs, and 16 freely configurable switching control loops; outputs via field bus (either CANopen or PROFIBUS-DP) to separate, decentralized digital output modules. Performance range similar to KS 800.

 
HRC 800 1999/2000 HRC 800 Hot-runner multi-loop controller system with 'touch screen' operation; intuitive operation with image of the mold/runner, etc.

 
KS 10-I
KS 20-I
2000 KS 10-I / KS 20-I New mini-controller in the 48 x 24 / 48 x 48 mm format with extended range of functions; optionally with measurement value output or RS 422 / 485 interface with Modbus RTU protocol.

ECO 11,
ECO 24
KS 40-1
KS 41-1
2001 KS 40-1 / KS 41-1 Universal Industrial controller:
New generation of single-loop controllers in the 48 x 96 / 96 x 48 mm format with integrated maintenance manager, calling of historic error lists and with new functions such as timer, storage of limit values. Field bus interface and "BluePort" front interface for simple engineering, data storage, remote diagnostics, trend curve analysis via a laptop PC with BlueControl RS 422 / 485 interface and Modbus RTU protocol to international standards.

 
KS 42-1 2002 KS 42-1 KS 40-1 in the 96 x 96 mm format.

 
TB 40-1 2001 TB 40-1 Temperature limiter with front interface.

 
KS 50-1 2001 KS 50-1 Universal industrial controller:
New generation of single-loop controllers in the 48 x 96 mm format with maintenance manager, calling of historic error lists and with new functions such as configurable F-key, storage of limit values, pulsed tuning at setpoint, field bus interface and "BluePort" front interface for simple engineering, data storage, remote diagnostics, trend curve analysis via a laptop PC with BlueControl RS 422 / 485 interface and Modbus RTU protocol to international standards.

 
KS 90-1 2001 KS 90-1 Industrial & process controller:
New generation of controllers in the 48 x 96 mm format with two universal inputs, maintenance manager, calling of historic error lists, pulsed tuning at setpoint, stepping motor controller with monitoring of the motor actuator (DAC monitoring), a 'day & night' display with bargraph and plain text. Field bus interface and "BluePort" front interface for simple engineering, data storage, remote diagnostics, trend curve analysis via a laptop PC with BlueControl RS 422 / 485 interface and Modbus RTU protocol to international standards.

 
KS 90-1 2002 KS 90-1 programmer As KS 90-1 with additional program controller functions: operating keys for Start / Stop / Reset.
Up to 16 programs with 16 segments each, and 4 control outputs, bandwidth control.

 
KS Vario 2003 KS Vario Highly modular multi-controller system for 4...30 control loops and direct field bus ports for Ethernet, PROFIBUS-DP, CANopen, Device-Net or Modbus.

 
KS 45 2004 KS 45 Universal industrial controller:
New generation of single-loop controllers for DIN rail mounting in a compact design, format only 22.5mm, with display and local operation, selectable controller functions, timer and programmer. Easy mounting on top-hat rail and with pluggable connectors. Controller algorithms as for KS 40-1, additionally a second universal input and O2 measuring. BluePort front interface for simple engineering, archiving etc. with the BlueControl Software, RS 485 interface with MODBUS RTU interface an fieldbus connection to PROFIBUS, Ethernet, CAN via bus coupler.

 

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