DCP50 Digital Controller Programmer

DCP50 Digital Controller Programmer

The DCP50 is a microprocessor-based 1/16 DIN controller programmer that combines a high degree of functionality and reliability at a low price. It is capable of supporting up to four program profiles with up to 16 segments per profile. It is fully dedicated to monitor and control temperatures, pressures and levels in a wide range of applications such as the plastics and food industries, furnaces, packaging and environmental chambers. The large and easy-to-read dual four-digit display and tactile keypad make the DCP50 easy to configure and use. Its outstanding flexibility enables you to configure any unit for any application and change it if required.



  • Moisture Resistant Front Face: Meets NEMA 3/IP65 front-face protection against dust and water.
  • Dual Display: Two four-digit displays with seven LED segments, each configurable for:
    PV and SP (non adjustable)
    PV and SP (adjustable)
    PV and Ramping SP
    PV only
  • Programs/Segments: A maximum of four program profiles can be stored and up to 16 segments can be programmed to each profile.
  • Easy to Configure: Two different configuration levels (configuration mode and setup mode) provide easy access to parameters. A four-digit security code prevents unauthorized changes.
  • Universal Input: Accepts seven different types of thermocouples, RTDs, current and volt linear inputs. All inputs are configurable as standard.
  • Universal Power Supply: The DCP50 can operate on any line voltage from 90 Vac to 264 Vac at 50/60 Hz continuously. A 24/48 Vac/dc model is available as an option.
  • PC Software Tools: PC-based software is available for ease of configuration and monitoring. 
  • Easy Output Selection and Upgrade: With only three basic modules (current, triac and relay output) and plug-in options, you can configure the controller as you want for a wide range of applications.
  • Up to Three Outputs: The DCP50 provides up to three outputs for time and current proportioning, duplex mode (heat/cool), PV or SP retransmission, and events. 
  • Event Strategy: Two soft event alarms on PV, deviation high/low/absolute. A special loop alarm is also provided to detect faults in the control loop by continuously analyzing the PV response to the control output. Alarm inhibit is available on power up and setpoint switching.
  • Manual/Automatic Mode: If enabled via configuration, Manual control (via bumpless transfer) is enabled by simply pressing the front face SETUP key. 
  • Pre-tuning and Self-tuning Strategy: Pre-tuning is used to set up the PID parameters close to the optimum values which might be used by the self-tuning algorithm to subsequently optimize the tuning parameters.
  • Guaranteed Soak: Guaranteed soak feature allows the profile to sense if the PV is in range of the end of a ramp before starting a soak.
  • Profile Recovery and Cycling: Profile recovery feature allows a cold start or warm start. Profile cycling provides a range from no cycling to infinite cycling.
  • Digital Input: The digital input option allows remote run/hold capability. 
  • Communication: An optional RS485 communications interface provides a link between up to 32 units and a host computer through Modbus RTU protocol at up to 9600 baud.
  • Highly Secure: A non-volatile memory based on EEPROM technology ensures data integrity during loss of power supply, with retention of more than 100 years. The design is centered around a battery concept. A four-digit security code prevents unauthorized or accidental change.



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