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RB Series configuration instructions and videos

26-02-2024

This online instruction with short instructional video’s describes how to  parameters can be set manually using the controller display.

It also contains a short description of each of the discussed parameters.

available in all sizes

ModBUS TCP application note: connect RKC Instrument equipment with PLC/HMI/SCADA/PC systems

17-01-2024

Application note for connecting a RKC Instrument SRZ multichannel system to a Pro-face GP4301TAD touchpanel using a COM-ME1 ModBUS TCP connection.

This procedure can also be used for any other PLC/HMI/SCADA/PC system with an ethernet port supporting the ModBUS TCP protocol.

Communication interfaces for other fieldbuses

EasyLog 3.1 cloud-based internet temperature recorder: NEW 8 CHANNEL VERSION

6-11-2023

  • New 8 channel version of our EasyLog recorder with CasCade reporter support
  • 8 thermocouples type K
  • View your measurements anywhere with smartphone/tablet/windows PC.
  • Easy to use:
    1. connect thermocouples
    2. switch on
    3. registration is running
  • Reliable & redundant registration:
    1. Cloud based on LogOnline.nl
    2. Internal memory of touchpanel
    3. Internal memory of modem
    4. Parallel registration on inserted USB stick
LogOnline cloud-based temperature registration
LogOnline cloud based temperature registration

New version USB communication interface for RKC Instrument configuration: COM-KG

6-10-2023

The RKC Instrument COM-KG interface can be used for connecting all RKC Instrument equipment fitted with a configuration port via USB interface to a Windows PC.

With the free downloadable PROTEM2 software you can use it for:

  • configuration and setting parameters
  • backup parameters and load them in other RKC devices
  • datalogging

The interface is also fitted with a generic RS-485/422 interface that can be used for connecting all kinds of equipment with this kind of interface to a PC with USB port. This can be used for SCADA applications running on the PC.

USHIO efficient shortwave infrared electrical heating element

9-8-2023

  • Save energy:
    • highly efficient heat source
    • quick on/off response heating element: no power on delay when switching on and no loss of heat when switching off
    • heat only where you need it with optical direction of radiation
  • Highly controllable heating element:
    • fast & accurate temperature control without over/undershoot
    • can be accurately controlled with our range of thyristor units
  • Easy lamp  installation:
    • easy and quick replacement of lamp: click in/click out
    • no additional technical skills needed
  • Reliable Japanese quality:
    • long lifetime heating elements
    • constant energy emission until the end of the rated lifetime
USHIO shortwave infrared heating element
Japanese high quality long lifetime heating elements
Emit-fit easy install connector for USHIO infrared heaters
easy and quick install
optically focusing infrared heating element
optical direction of heat

EasyLog 3 cloud-based internet temperature recorder

8-5-2023

  • New version of our EasyLog recorder with CasCade reporter support
  • 6 thermocouples type K
  • View your measurements anywhere with smartphone/tablet/windows PC.
  • Easy to use:
    1. connect thermocouples
    2. switch on
    3. registration is running
  • Reliable & redundant registration:
    1. Cloud based on LogOnline.nl
    2. Internal memory of touchpanel
    3. Internal memory of modem
    4. Parallel registration on inserted USB stick
LogOnline cloud-based temperature registration
LogOnline cloud based temperature registration

New version of CasCade Reporter remote monitoring & easy report generation software tool

24-04-2023

  • connect remotely and get an overview of all your HeatManagers and EasyLogs.
  • download the temperature measurement files from the HeatManagers and EasyLogs in the field using a PC with the CasCade Report software
  • convert the data into a standardized report with a few clicks of a button.

SpecView SCADA and HMI development software: easy as 1-2-3

19-10-2022

specially developed for engineers without programming experience!!!
SCADA / HMI software for people with other jobs than automation

All I want to do is:

  • connect devices to my PC
  • operate devices
  • datalog signals from those devices and very easily create trendcharts so I can analyse the data quickly

That is all!!!

SpecView communication up and running in minutes
easy connect equipment to network via SpecView
Take large leaps forward with your process control
HMI SCADA software no experience needed
easy to make visualisation
Advanced fuel cell testing equipment for SOFC (solid oxide fuel cell) and PEFC (proton exchange fuel cell)

15-9-2022

  • planar (square or circular) ceramic SOFC holder:
    • 15 to 120mm
    • optional imaging window
  • tubular ceramic SOFC holder:
    • diameter: 2 to 10mm
    • length: 50 to 110mm
  • humidifiers
  • test furnaces (max. 1050°C)
  • inline hydrogen analyser (0-100% H2)
  • complete automated test systems
automated fuel cell test system
automated easy to use fuel cell test system
fuel cell holder with transparent (thermal) visualisation window
cell holder with transparent window for (thermal) imaging
visual and thermal imaging of fuel cell
anode side (left: visual, right: thermal)
fuel cell test oven
high temperature furnace
Temperature related products for all kinds of applications

15-7-2022

CasCade specializes in equipment for many kinds of processes and applications. And from temperature sensor, via controller, to power electronics for the heating element to monitoring/registration.

We have specialized equipment for:

SL56T miniature datalogger with increased memory capacity

6-5-2022

A new datalogger with increased memory capacity of 125.440 measurements has been added to the SL50 series.

  • measurement range: -40°C to +85°C
  • standard accuracy: +/- 0.5°C
  • SL56T-A version with +/- 0.1°C accuracy
  • battery lifetime: approx. 4 years and 2 months at +20°C
  • calibration certificate

This new datalogger is well suited for a wide variety of applications:

  • Cooled storage & freezers
  • Food storage & transport
  • Medicine storage & storage & transport
  • Research & development
EasyHeat for remote operation of heat-treatment unit with smartphone, tablet or windows PC

28-4-2022

The EasyHeat system enables you to operate your heat-treatment unit remotely with smartphone, tablet or windows PC. Temperature registration with our cloud-based LogOnline service.

Compact and reliable 6 channel 136 Ampere 480Vac thyristor module

17-2-2022

This compact 6 channel thyristor module can be used as a maintenance free replacement for relays/contactors driving resistive loads.

Example: Albright relays are used in heat-treatment units. Over time the contacts of those relays stick together causing an unwanted rise in temperature on the workpiece. Now and then the contacts of the relays must be replaced with new ones. This replacement procedure and the possibility of an unwanted high temperature on the workpiece can be prevented by installing this compact 6 channel thyristor module.

HeatManager pre-heat and post-weld heat-treatment PWHT control & registration systems

20-9-2021

Specially developed for pre-heat and post-weld heat-treatment (PWHT): The CasCade HeatManager.

The HeatManager combines temperature control with temperature recording. So no need for a separate temperature recorder. But if you still need or have to use a recorder: check our temperature recorders including calibration certificate and built inside rugged stainless steel housing in RAL colour to your specification.

The HeatManager can be set at a fixed pre-heat temperature for welding. After this the HeatManager can perform the post-weld heat-treatment (PWHT) by following a pre-programmed temperature profile.

RKC Instrument
Pro-face Japanese HMI/SCADA/PLC touchpanels
Fieldbus interface modules

31-8-2021

Our RKC process and temperature controllers (which are fitted with MODBUS-RTU RS-485 interface) can communicate with various other systems, like:

  • Siemens S7 (ProfiNET, ProfiBUS)
  • Beckhoff (EtherCAT)
  • Allen Bradley (EtherNet/IP, DeviceNET)
  • Schneider/Telemecanique (ModBUS TCP, ModBUS RTU)
  • Mitsubishi Melsec (CC-Link , MAPMAN)
  • Omron SYSMAC (MAPMAN)
  • Sharp (MAPMAN)
  • Yaskawa (MECHATROLINK)

By using so-called communication convertors. These convertors convert the desired communication fieldbus interface and protocol into MODBUS-RTU RS-485.

RKC Instrument
Completely renewed: thyristors & solid state relays SSR

Lately our website on power controllers, thyristors and solid state relays SSR, for electrical heating has been completely revised. We have them for 1, 2 or 3 phases, 10-2700Amperes and up to 690Vac. Suited for all kinds of electrical heating elements:

  • resistive loads (resistance not dependent on temperature)
  • inductive loads (i.e. primary side of transformer)
  • infrared (IR) long- medium and short wave lamps
  • molybdenum (MoSi2) elements (i.e. Kanthal super)
  • silicon carbide (SiC) elements
  • UV lamps

We have both single zone and multizone up to maximum 24 channels in 1 system.

Industry 4.0 ready with ProfiNET, ProfiBUS, Ethernet/IP, Modbus TCP and Modbus RTU interfaces including support for Siemens TIA portal for easy integration with Siemens S7-1200/1500 PLCs.

Now available: standard reference thermometers SPRTs

These standard reference thermometers comply to ITS-90 criteria and can be used for calibration purposes.

Now available: The GZ series from RKC Instrument Inc.

RKC Instrument Inc. launched a new series of temperature controllers in June 2020; the GZ series.

Corona crisis: measure body temperature quickly

Measure the body temperature of people in your building quickly and easily. Ideal for the reception or entrance!

New website CasCade Automation Systems B.V.

Since March, the new website of CasCade Automation Systems B.V. went live!

Now available: SRZ system with Profinet

The multi-zone SRZ control system from RKC can be connected to Profinet.