Nanodac™ Recorder / Controller

Nanodac™ Recorder / Controller

High integrity graphical data recording aids statutory compliance across regulated industries

World class PID control for greater performance and process reliability

The Nanodac Recorder/Controller Combines Expertise in Recording and Control for Specialist Applications

Nanodac™ Recorder / Controller

The ultimate in graphical recording combined with PID control and setpoint programs. The Nanodac™ Recorder / Controller offers the ultimate in graphical recording combined with PID control for a box of its size. The compact ¼ DIN panel mount unit offers four high accuracy universal inputs for data recording and PID control. This secure data recording device with accurate control is enhanced by a full colour, ¼ VGA display to bring a crystal clear operator interface to even the smallest of machines..

Nanodac™ Recorder / Controller

Precision analogue batch recording

The Eurotherm nanodac™ recorder/controller offers four channels of precision analogue batch recording, easily meeting the requirements of regulators for accuracy and repeatability, and data logging requirements of 21 CFR 11. For more demanding applications, the Versadac recorder provides a back of panel solution with almost unlimited capacity. Both allow alarm and discrete input logging, communications with other devices, results available in the data record, electronic signatures and batch data recording.

EtherNET/IP Client or Server mode

Available as an option, the nanodac recorder/controller can be easily integrated with an existing instrument network and act as local data historian. When enabled, EtherNet/IP allows the nanodac to act as either a Client or a Server and provides data recording for up to 30 process parameters (via virtual channels). EtherNet/IP provides two user pages, the first is an overview of all the process parameters (data points) being addressed via the communications. The second is a diagnostics page that can be used during initial setup and commissioning, to test the connection, between the Client and/or Server.

3 x Isolated DC Outputs (DDD)

This release provides support for Isolated DC Outputs in option slots OP1, OP2 and OP3. Please refer to the Installation sheet or User Guide for wiring instructions.

Washdown Front

An optional IP66 rated Wash-down bezel has been made available in this release, making the nanodac suitable for applications in Food & Beverage or CIP/SIP.

Crystal clear, colour display

The 3.5” TFT display offers incredibly clear visualisation of process parameters with a wide selection of configurable views to best suit the application. Views include: Horizontal and vertical trends; Horizontal and vertical bar graphs; Numeric; Alarm panel, Alarm status, and control loops. The unit also provides user wiring from the front of the product for detailed configuration without the need to connect to a PC.

Data Acquisition and Recording

The nanodac recording functionality utilises the secure strategies and UHH format developed by Eurotherm through years of recording expertise. As well as multiple real-time views and historical review on the product, multiple data archiving strategies are provided utilising the 50MB onboard Flash memory, removable USB and data transfer via FTP to a specified server.

The four universal input channels provide high accuracy (suitable for use in Nadcap applications) and 125ms parallel sampling. An additional 30 virtual channels can be utilised to provide maths, counter, slave communications and totaliser functionality within the instrument.

PID Control Loops

The nanodac instrument can also provide two independent control loops (optional). This control functionality utilises the advanced Eurotherm PID algorithm providing high performance and reliability to your process. Functionality includes one of the best autotune facilities available along with overshoot inhibition (cutbacks); compensation for power fluctuations using power feed forward; linear, fan, oil and water cooling.

Heat Treatment is one of the many processes that often need to vary the setpoint of the control process over a set period of time; this is achieved by using a set-point program. The nanodac offers an optional Dual Programmer supporting up to 100 programs locally, each program supporting 25 segments. The nanodac also provides remote access to a further 100 programs that can be easily retrieved via FTP or USB memory stick.

Improve Quality, Reduce Waste
  • Eurotherm PID algorithm aids precise
    repeatable control to help improve
    quality, increase yield and minimize waste
  • Steam Flow calculations for energy usage
  • Low total cost of ownership
Reduce Equipment Costs and Increase Equipment Efficiency
  • Easy to install and commission
  • Easy operator set up and simple cloning
  • Intuitive, user friendly operation
  • Robust design for reliability in demanding environments and highly regulated industrial processes
  • Easy connection to networked devices, and *Industry 4.0 / IIoT technologies via native comms for all major protocols
  • Free comprehensive PC configuration tool (iTools)
High Data Integrity and Recording Functionality Help Simplify the Audit Process
  • Electronic signing and authorisation in accordance with 21CFR Part 11
    — Unique user accounts and passwords
    — GAMP5 CAT 3 templates available simplifying the validation process
  • Proven tamper resistant recording methodology trusted by auditors
  • Powerful batch functionality
  • Multiple Archiving Strategies
  • Binary data (UHH) or open (CSV) data files
Global Certification
  • Certified to international standards including CE, cUL, CCC (exempt), EAC (CUTR)
  • Panel sealing to NEMA4X IP66
  • Complies with control requirements of AMS2750E and CQI-9
  • Aids compliance with data recording requirements of FDA 21CFR 11 for life science and F&B including HARPC and HACCP
  • See datasheet for full list of certifications

Input Type mA, mV, RTD, TC
PV Accuracy <0.1%
IP Rating IP65, NEMA12
Display Type 3.5” TFT colour, 320 x 240 pixels
Control Types On/Off, PID, VP
Supply Voltage 24V dc/ac, 85-264V ac
SP Programmer 100 Programmes, 25 Segments Local/USB/FP
Timer Yes
Special Features Relative Humidity, User wiring, Washdown Faceplate, Carbon Potential
Analogue IP/OP In: 8 Out: 3
Digital IP/OP In: 4 Out: 5
Digital Comms EtherNet/IP, Modbus TCP/IP
Maths Equation 17 Calculations
Timers/Counters/Totals 4 / 15 / 15
PC Configuration Yes
Control loops 2
Control Algorithms User wired, Cascade, Single
Batch Management Yes
Auditor Features Yes
Network Addressing DHCP, Fixed IP
Graphic Display 3.5″ TFT 320 x 240 pixels
Protection IP65, NEMA12
Relay Outputs Yes
Annotation Yes
Contact Inputs Yes
Mathematics Yes
Counters Yes
Totalisers Yes
Ethernet/FTP Yes
Custom Screens No
Remote Viewing Yes
Recording Speed 8Hz
Trend Speed 8Hz
Reports No
Groups 1
Review of History (on screen) Yes
AMS2750E Yes
Inputs 4