Oztek Blog

A Second Generation Digital SCR Controller

Posted by Dave Zendzian on May 2, 2017 8:48:15 AM

The OZSCR2000 is our latest SCR Firing and Control board offering, built upon the successful OZSCR1000 digital control platform. This second generation controller uses a Texas Instruments Piccolo processor, and provides all the original digital control features, including:

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Topics: Digital Power Control, SCR Controller

Effects of Cable Length on SCR Drive Waveforms

Posted by Dave Zendzian on Oct 6, 2011 9:36:00 AM

A general rule of thumb when driving SCRs is to use as short a cable as possible in order to provide the most efficient turn-on characteristics.  As cable length increases, two important parameters are degraded: inductance and series resistance. 

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Topics: SCR, SCR Controller

MODBUS SCR Controller

Posted by Dave Zendzian on May 23, 2011 1:49:00 PM

Conventional SCR controllers typically use simple analog and discrete digital signals to control and supervise operation of the product, whether it be an SCR controller for heaters, an SCR controlled rectifier, or an SCR motor control.  However, as customers expect more and more out of our products, this simple user interface limits our ability to provide value add in the products we design.

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Topics: SCR Controller, MODBUS, OZSCR1000, SCR controller for heaters, SCR controlled rectifier, SCR motor control