RKC Controllers & Controlsystems

CasCade Automation Systems B.V. offers a very wide range of temperature controllers and control systems. We have been an exclusive dealer of the RKC Instrument Inc. brand from Japan for 20 years.

When it comes to temperature control, we can offer you a solution that will fit  your application in almost all cases:

  • Superior quality controllers for all kinds of applications
  • low-cost PID controllers that can be ordered in series
  • PID controllers in many different sizes
  • Frontpanel mount and DIN-rail mount controllers
  • program controllers
  • super fast advanced process controllers for the semiconductor industry
  • ultra accurate PID controllers with a stability of 0.001 ° C
  • multi-zone systems of hundreds of control loops

Our controllers are industry 4.0 ready and support the following fieldbus communication interfaces:

  • ProfiNET
  • ProfiBUS
  • EtherCAT
  • MODBUS TCP (ethernet)
  • MODBUS RTU RS-485
  • Ethernet/IP
  • DeviceNET
  • CC-Link
  • MECHATROLINK
  • MAPMAN Ethernet
  • MAPMAN RS-422A/RS232C

RKC Instrument of Japan distinguishes itself from many others by supplying:

  • a very wide range of models and sizes
  • extremely high quality instruments
  • very tight and accurate temperature & process control algorithms
  • supreme immunity to noise on temperature measurement inputs
  • fully compliant with the EU EMC/EMI regulations (instruments are compliance tested for CE certificationa at DEKRA the Netherlands)
  • ultra reliable instruments with MBTF times of >40 years
  • 5 years standard factory warranty
  • very long lifetime of models or a complete redesign or upgrade with a 1:1 fit replacement
  • RKC Instrument is a family run business with long term commitment to their employees and customers.

All this, will ensure you that:

  • your process will be controlled in an excellent way
  • your return on investment will be high
  • your total cost of ownership during the lifetime of the instruments, will be low

Temperature controllers that follow a pre-programmed temperature profile. Ideal for batch furnace temperature control.

Multizone temperature controllers. Ideal for tunnelkiln temperature control. Can also be delivered with SCADA/HMI touchpanel for easy operation (also remotely with smartphone / tablet / windows PC)

Special single- and multizone temperature controllers for:

  • calibration purposes
  • heat-tracing applications
  • fire safety systems (sprinkler/FM approval)
  • DIN-rail mounting

Configuration

  • USB convertor COM-K2
  • free PROTEM2 configuration software

Single loop temperature controllers

RF series

Simple low-cost series PID temperature controllers in three different sizes. Can only be ordered in series.
Leaflet RF series
Instruction manual RF series

RKC RF series

RZ series

Simple series of PID temperature controllers in two sizes with extra bright displays, simple operation, flexible output configuration and USB service port. With RS-485 communication
Leaflet RZ series
Instruction manual RZ series

RKC RZ series
Modbus RTU

CB series

Standard series PID temperature controllers in five different sizes, black and white housing, and available as heat / cool version and with RS485 communication. A CB100L version with FM approval is available.
Leaflet CB series
Instruction manual CB series

RKC CB series
Modbus RTU

SA200

Miniature PID controller with double display in black or white housing, available as heat / cool version and with RS485 communication.
Leaflet SA200
Instruction manual SA200

Modbus RTU

RB series

Standard series PID temperature controllers in five different sizes, black and white housing, and available as heat / cool version and with RS485 communication.
Leaflet RB series
Instruction manual RB series

FB series

Advanced series of temperature / process controllers in three different sizes and a fast measuring frequency of 0.05 sec. Recipe storage for eight settings and Intercontroller communication for cascade functions.
Leaflet FB series
Instruction Manual FB series

FZ series

Modern and advanced series of temperature and process controllers in three different sizes and fast measuring frequency of 0.05 sec. Equipped with USB service port on the front, recipe storage for 16 settings and an optional second control circuit. Two input control is possible with the FZ400/900 version.
Leaflet FZ series
Instruction manual (part 1: hardware)
Instruction manual (part 2: parameters/functions)

GZ series

Modern and advanced series of temperature / process controllers in two models: GZ400 and GZ900. The GZ series is characterized by a super fast measuring frequency of 0.01 sec. which results in 100 measurements & PID calculations per second. This enables tight control of even the most demanding processes.

Specially developed for:

  • semiconductor industry: bonding, rapid thermal processing RTP, rapid thermal annealing RTA
  • plastics industry: extruder pressure & flow control
  • calibration: calibration baths, reference measurements

Equipped with USB service port on the front, recipe storage for 16 settings and an optional second control circuit. Two input control is also possible.
Leaflet GZ series
Instruction manual (part 1: hardware)
Instruction manual (part 2: parameters/functions)

Multizone system controllers

SRZ system

Universal multi-zone control system with various fieldbus connections up to a maximum of 16 x 64 control circuits.
– SRZ leaflet
– SRZ instruction manual
SRZ-TIO-G high accuracy version 0.001°C
– SRZ-TIO-G instruction manual
– SRZ-CT instruction manual

SRX system

Modular high-speed temperature control system with 40 PID calculations per second. Specially developed for rapid thermal processing (RTP) in the semiconductor industry.
– SRX general leaflet
– SRX detailed information leaflet

SR mini HG system

Modular temperature / process control system with a wide variety of modules and possibilities.
– SR mini HG leaflet 

Program controllers

PF900

Advanced program controller with very extensive options and a maximum of 1024 steps, which can be divided over a number of programs as required.
Leaflet PF900
Instruction manual PF900

PZ400 / PZ900 and PZ401 / PZ901 (white display)

Modern and advanced series of program controllers with 16 programs of 16 steps each. Very simple operation. Extra large and clear display. Also available with white display (PZ401 / PZ901)
Leaflet PZ400 / PZ900 and PZ401 / PZ901
Instruction manual PZ400 / PZ900 and PZ401 / PZ901

Specials

SA100

DIN rail mounting temperature / process controller with auto-tune function. Can also be used as a maximum thermostat. Also available in special SA100L FM approvals version for fire-safety systems.
Leaflet SA100
Instruction manual SA100

REX-F9000

Ultra stable high accuracy temperature controller for calibration purposes at 0.001°C. Measuring range from 0.000 to 50.000°C.
Leaflet REX-F9000
Instruction manual REX-F9000

F9000

SB1

Digital temperature controller with built-in 230Vac 7A solid state relay with peak current suppression for controlling the heating-jacket. Specially developed for heat-tracing applications in semiconductor, process and laboratory equipment.
Leaflet SB1
Instruction manual SB1

MA900 / MA901

4 or 8 channel PID controller with autotune function in a compact housing. Recipe function with eight recipes for parameter storage available.
Leaflet MA900 / MA901
Instruction manual MA900 / MA901

USB converter

COM_K2

With the COM_K2 you can connect your controller via a USB port to your laptop / desktop.
Instruction manual COM_K2

COM_K2

Software

PROTEM2

With the PROTEM2 software you can easily manage parameters of your controller from your computer.
PROTEM2 software
Instruction manual PROTEM2 software