Backer Iot Smart Temperature Controller

The Backer IoT Smart Temperature Controller (HRDc) from Heatrod allows the user to actively control and monitor their heating systems, wherever they are. Giving accurate control of temperature and therefore energy usage.

Developed to fill a gap in the digital control of our own heating products, the Backer IoT Smart Temperature Controller (HRDc) allows users to visualize and control energy usage and application temperatures remotely. Heating equipment will nearly always be the highest user of energy on a commercial or industrial site - active monitoring and management can quickly benefit the user through energy savings.

Example of Applications

  • Process control
  • Building management
  • Staged heating control
  • Scheduled duty cycling
  • Remote monitoring & control

Core Features

  • Energy management
  • Condition monitoring
  • Integrated heating
  • Ultimate connectivity
  • Logic control

Our Smart Temperature Controller is designed to be incorporated into integrated heating applications, built into our immersion heaters and also as a stand alone panel mounted independent controller. The HRDc is designed to be fitted directly into your control or instrument panel with an easy to fit flexible housing. Both process and target temperatures can be easily viewed from the front screen and alterations to the set point can be made using buttons on the front panel.

Features

Device management is a key principle in monitoring and controlling heating devices. The Backer IoT Smart Temperature Controller (HRDc) and Smart Immersion Heater (HRDi) are designed with the Internet of Things at the heart of their ability. They allow clustering of devices and management as part of a flexible device dashboard. This may be split by plant room, building or even across a global asset base.

The addition of condition monitoring as an integral feature of the controller, allows users to develop condition monitoring strategies and maintenance routines. Flexibility is key – this means the ability to connect multiple temperature sensors as well as other auxiliary signals and be able to control a variety of outputs from heating elements to pumps and fans.

The software is just as important as the hardware. Our in-depth knowledge of PID control, along with features such as condition monitoring can all be configured and monitored with our extensive suite of software.

  • Standard Features
    Backer IoT Smart Temperature Controller

    Model

    Format

    Sizes

    HRDc

    Panel Mount

    DIN Panel Mount

    HRDc OEM

    OEM Mount

    Electronics Only


    Standard Features (included)

    Compliant to EN60730 (Electronic Controls to Domestic And Related)

    Local temperature display

    Local setpoint display

    Local (same network) Android App (limited functions no internet required)

    Local basic button control and indication

    Web browser based SCADA energy/ops dashboard

    AI optimised energy consumption*

    Highly accurate PID control (auto or manual)

    Device access on the LAN is restricted until the device is securely provisioned

    Remote switching/activation

    Energy usage/trends*

    Timer/scheduler - weekly, half hourly scheduler (via web browser)*

    Timer functions: a standard front panel configurable mode. Operation is front panel button triggered or GPIO triggered. Supports both total heating time and time from reaching setpoint.

    Date & time scheduling: now supports 3 independant PID channels + a 4th GPIO schedule. By default half-hourly granularity is supported for 4 full 7 day repeating schedules. Timings down to 1 minute granularity can be supported with fewer channels and limited scheduling points.

    *Connection (ethernet) required to BAcker IoT Cloud Services required - these functions are provided at no extra cost, but a network connection is required.

    • Standard Network Security

      Standard Network Security

      Internet communication is encrypted and mutually authenticated using TSL1.2

      Compliant with the EN 303 645 (ETSI) security guidelines, which is set to form the basis of future regulatory requirements for IoT products in the UK and European market.

      • Optional Features

        Energy Module

        Smart Energy Tariff Integration (available where energy provider tariff API is available) - automatically charge up your hot water storage using low cost periods (renewable energy such as wind, solar etc).

        Long term energy data logging (cloud). Logs energy and time when electricity is consumed and also logs when heat energy is extracted in applications where thermal storage is a factor.

        Online thermal modelling of customer plant or process (heat capacity and thermal loss estimation for process organisation).

        Energy savings analyser

        Condition Monitoring

        Multiple device management on multiple sites

        Relay actuation monitoring and alarms

        Process heating degradation over time

        Element degradation, scaling or sludging

        Maintenance scheduler

        Simple Logic Functions

        Graphical blocks for configuration of simple logic

        Basic PLC functions

        Download to your device from the web

        • Variations & Technical Specifications



          HRDc-21J3-11111V1

          HRDc-21P3-11111V1

          HRDc-21J5-11111V1

          HRDc-21P5-11111V1



          All features

          PT100

          Stand alone plus thermocouple

          PT100 Stand alone

           

           

           

           

          Inputs





          PT100 (2 wire)

          1

          1

          1

          1

          PT100 (3 wire)

          1

          1

          1

          1

          Thermocouple input

          1

          X

          1

          X

          0-10V

          1

          1

          1

          1

          4-20mA

          1

          1

          1

          1

          Outputs

          SSR 5VDC-240V AC, max 120mA (to ext. contactor)

          3

          3

          3

          3

          Internal Relay - EMR 5VDC-240V AC, max 5A

          1

          1

          1

          1


          Comms


          Modbus-RT

          1

          1

          1

          1

          RS-485

          1

          1

          1

          1

          Ethernet (RJ45 connection)

          1

          1

          1

          1



          IoT Service




          3 year software/firmware maintenance

          1

          1

          1

          1

          Android config. app (local network)

          1

          1

          1

          1

          3 year enhanced software features

          1

          1

          X

          X

          Energy management module

          1

          1

          X

          X

          Condition monitoring module

          1

          1

          X

          X

          Logic function module

          1

          1

          X

          X

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