Ambrell, a leading source of innovative applications of
induction heating, today launched its next generation EKOHEAT products, featuring Versatile Performance Architecture (VPA) Technology. A first of its kind in the industry, the EKOHEAT product line with VPA makes induction processes easy,
safe and serviceable.
- Easy to Use
EKOHEAT VPA integrates into manufacturing systems or performs as a stand alone induction heating solution. The AUTOSCAN capability allows the user to expand the use of the
product beyond its current application. With autoscan, EKOHEAT VPA includes easy to use functionality to scan a new application and auto set the starting frequency and then
recommend RF setup parameters.
EKOHEAT VPA products include soft start circuitry. This
safety feature eliminates the risk of tripping up other equipment when a power supply is turned on. System power is tightly controlled on start up to minimize transient spikes and electrical noise.
EKOHEAT VPA is built using a universal printed circuit board (PCB) that can be used across the entire product line. This means fast availability of service repair and replacement parts
assuring business continuity and long lasting product life. Regardless of system size and frequency, common PCBs are integrated into the design of EKOHEAT VPA products. A
single board set addresses multiple EKOHEAT VPA systems, thereby minimizing inventory and eliminating model specific versions.
VPA is enabled for remote diagnostics and data collection with industrial Ethernet communication capabilities. In the industrial and automation environment, networking is fully supported using EKOHEAT VPA’s chosen gateway and includes CIPs (Common Industrial Protocols) such as EthernetIP, Modbus/TCP, and PROFINET protocols.