• Strain & Bridge Inputs, 6 Digit Display and Upgraded Platinum Software Now Available
  • High Performance (20 Samples / Sec)
  • High Accuracy
  • Extremely Versatile yet Easy and Intuitive to Use
  • Up to 6 Programmable Control/Alarm/Retransmission Outputs
  • Full Autotune PID with Fuzzy Logic Adaptive Control
  • Up to 99 Programs with 16 Ramps and Soaks and Chaining
  • No Jumpers to Set, Totally Firmware Configurable
  • USB Communications Standard on Every Model
  • UL and cUL Certified


The Industry Leading Platinum Series family of microprocessor-based PID controllers offer unparalleled flexibility in process measurement. While extremely powerful and versatile, great care has gone into designing a product that is very easy to set-up and use. The automatic hardware configuration recognition eliminates the need for jumpers and allows the firmware to automatically simplify itself, eliminating all menu options that do not apply to a specific configuration. Offered in 1⁄32, 1⁄16, and 1⁄8 DIN sizes, the 1⁄16 and 1⁄8 DIN models can be configured with dual displays, models are available with single and dual 4-digit displays or single 6-digit display.

Each unit allows the user to select the input type from 9 thermocouple types, Pt RTDs, thermistors, DC voltage, or DC current, and Strain & Bridge inputs. The full bidirectional voltage or current inputs are fully scalable to virtually all engineering units, with a selectable decimal point that is perfect for use with pressure, flow, or other process input.

Up to 6 programmable outputs and additional unique features make the PLATINUM Series "The Most Powerful" product in its class. Some of these additional standard features are: remote setpoint for cascaded control set-ups, high-high/low-low alarm functionality, external latch reset, external ramp and soak program initiation, combination heat/cool control mode, configuration save and transfer, and configuration password protection.

Free Downloadable Software (Upgraded Version is Available Now!)
Configurator Software
Free Downloadable Configurator Windows® Application Software PLATINUM Configurator and USB Drivers
- Fully Configure all PLATINUM Functions/Parameters
- Auto-Connect Through USB Channel
- Load/Save PLATINUM Configuration Files
- Performance Tracking (Charting) with Data Capture

An advance multi-stage ramp and soak sequencer supports up to 99 profiles of 8 segment ramp/soak sequences. Profiles may be linked to provide extended sequences and auxiliary outputs may be triggered based on individual Ramp or Soak states to provide external control over blowers, mixers or other auxiliary control functions.

Embedded Ethernet and Serial Communications
Optional "embedded ethernet" on the 1⁄16 and 1⁄8 DIN models allow the units to connect directly to an Ethernet network and transmit data in standard TCP/IP packets, or serve Web pages over a LAN or the Internet. Optional serial communications are also available configurable as RS232 or RS485, with straightforward ASCII commands or MODBUS®. All three types of communications interfaces can be installed and active simultaneously.

LabVIEW™ Drive The Platinum LabVIEW™ driver is the National Instrument device driver for communicating with Omega Platinum Controller via Modbus RTU/ASCII and Modbus TCP interface. The driver allows easy access to the internal database and functionalities of the Platinum product family.

LabVIEWLabVIEW™ instrument driver reduces the application development time and simplifies instrument control. With Platinum LabVIEW driver, customers can quickly communicate with the instrument and develop robust test applications and software.

Support for the easy-to-use DASYLab software solves complex data acquisition and control problems by allowing you to work with flowcharts directly on your PC screen. The high input accuracy, advanced process control, extended sequencing capability and flexible output options of a Platinum controller may be easily integrated with the rich set of function modules provide by the DasyLab software. The DasyLab software may be integrated thru the Platinum serial, Ethernet or USB connections

Comparison Chart See Full Comparison Chart

Pt Series Features-Usability Vs
Bright, 3-Color, 9 Segment LED Display with Wide Viewing Angle Best in class Applications where visual verification is important (factory automation, laboratory research).9 Segments makes programming easier.
No Jumpers to Set, Completely Firmware Configurable Best: new to market. Easier to learn, easier to use, and fewer setup/configuration errors benefits all levels of users Automated Configuration Recognition, across all applications.
Automated Configuration Recognition, “Smart” Auto Simplifying Menu Flow Best: new to market. Easier to learn, easier to use, and fewer setup/configuration errors benefits all levels of users Automated Configuration Recognition, across all applications.
Universal Inputs for Thermocouples(10 Types), RTD’s, Thermistors,Bidirectional Process Voltage/ Current, Infrared Thermocouples Best in class. Flexibility for users that have multiple setups such as laboratory research and QC/QA. Also enables standardization for customers with many controllers deployed across a variety of applications.
Full Scale Positive and Negative Readings (-9999 to +9999) One of the best
many limited to(-1999 to 9999)
Needed for full scale bi-directional measurement related applications such as load/strain control. Factory automation and mechanical testing are examples
UL, cUL, CE Certified, NEMA Front Panel, 5 Year Warranty Many have certs, none offer 5 yr warranty. Global deployment.
Digital Input for Remote Latch Reset, Remote Ramp & Soak Program Start Some have more digital channels but charge extra. Limit controller applications where redundancy is needed for safety reasons such as process control.
Pt Series Features-Performance Vs
Up to 20 Input Samples per Second with 24-bit ADC Best in class Improved control for responsive systems such as flow or weight control in factory automation and process industries.
High Accuracy Inputs, See Table on next page Best in class Better control precision for demanding applications such as semiconductor and pharmaceutical processing,clinical.
Full Autotune PID with Fuzzy Logic Adaptive Control One of the best. Faster and better reaction to system disturbances such as those found in furnace, oven, and chamber applications
Up to 99 Programs with 16 Ramps and Soaks Including Ramp/Soak Events and Remote Start One of the best, a few have more cycles but less flexibility. Combines with the measurment accuracy feature to provide precise control in menu-driven applications such as plastics, food, and ceramics processing.
Analog Output with 0.1% of FS Accuracy for Control, Retransmission, and Remote Setpoint One of the best Allows for cascade control schemes popular in heat exchanger applications. Also important for data logging and analysis for general troubleshooting.
Built-in Excitation, Firmware Selectable at 5V, 10V, 12V, and 24V Best in class Used with strain gauge based applications involving load and pressure and also for powering 4 to 20 mA transmitter loops in process control.
Pt Series Features-functionality Vs
2 or 3 Programmable Control/Alarm/Retransmission Outputs: Choice of DC Pulse, Solid State Relays, Mechanical Relays, Analog Voltage and Current; Flexible Configurability, can program multiple outputs for all modes One of the best, some have more available output channels but with less programming flexibility. This level of configurability and flexibility allows these units to be used for a broad range of applications.In addition, for applications where setup reconfiguration occurs often, such as laboratory research, this capability is critical.
Standard USB Host Mode Communication on All Models; Firmware Updates, Configuration and Data Transfer, and PC-based Control One of the best, only a few have USB and these don’t support host mode. Almost all of today’s PC’s have USB ports but few of them have serial communications. USB memory sticks can be used to replicate firmware configurations without a computer connection.
Optional Ethernet (1/16 and 1/8 DIN models) and RS232/RS485 Serial Communications, Modbus® Available. Simultaneous communications make it one of the best. Serial comms are still important for connecting with PLC’s in process control applications. Ethernet enables enterprise connectivity.
Remote Setpoint for a Variety of Remote Sensing Applications and also Cascaded Control. One of the best, few have it and usually charge extra. The other side of cascade control. Also useful when the control setpoint is dependent on a remote measurement.
Alarm Programmablity: Above, Below, In-Band, or High-Low, All with Absolute or Deviation Referencing, All with High-High Indication, Digital Input Latch Clear Best in class in terms of programmability and flexibility. Alarm functionality is important across all applications. The flexibility offered here is augmented by the communications choices available.
The part numbers listed below are only examples. Many more configurations are offered


Part Number    Description  Price
 PT32-220 1/32 DIN 4-digit Display Controller with Dual SSR Outputs  $220.00    
 PT32-440-DC 1/32 DIN 4-digit Display Controller with Two DC Pulse Outputs, 12-36 Vdc Powered  $245.00    
 PT32-224-C24 1/32 DIN 4-digit Display Controller with Two SSR Outputs, One DC Pulse Output, and RS232 / RS485 Serial Communications  $315.00    
 PT16-330 1/16 DIN 4-digit Display Controller with Dual SPDT Mechanical Relays  $255.00    
 PT16D-305-EIP-DC 1/16 DIN 4-digit Dual Display Controller with One SPDT Mechanical Relay Output, One Analog Output, and Ethernet Communications, 12-36 Vdc Powered  $380.00    
 PT16D-144-EIP 1/16 DIN 4-digit Dual Display Controller with One SPST Mechanical Relay Output, Two DC Pulse Outputs, and Ethernet Communications  $385.00    
 PT8-305-DC 1/8 DIN 4-digit Display Controller with One SPDT Mechanical Relay Output, One Analog Output, 12-36 Vdc Powered  $320.00    
 PT8-144-006 1/8 DIN 4-digit Display Controller with One SPDT Mechanical Relay Output, Two Dual DC Pulse outputs, and One Isolated Analog Output  $390.00    
 PT8-330-EIP-DC 1/8 DIN 4-digit Display Controller with Two SPDT Mechanical Relay Outputs and Ethernet Communications, 12-36 Vdc Powered  $390.00    
 PT8D-145-C24-EIP 1/8 DIN 4-digit Dual Display Controller with One SPST Mechanical Relay Output, One DC Pulse Output, One Analog Output, RS232 / RS485 Serial Communications, and Ethernet Communications  $490.00    
 PT8E-220 1/8 DIN 6-Digit Display Controller with Dual SSR Output  $355.00    


All dollar amounts on this site are shown in US currency.

 Note: Comes complete with quickstart manual with downloadable operator’s manual. Free iLOG software can be downloaded for use with a PC to log data from the unit on the PC via any installed communications channel.

All units come with USB communications standard but the Ethernet communications option is not available on 1/32 DIN models.




Input Types: Thermocouple, RTD, Thermistor, Analog Voltage, Analog Current
Current Input: 4 to 20 mA, 0 to 24 mA scalable
Voltage Input: ±100 mV, ±1 V, ±10 Vdc scalable
Thermocouple Input (ITS 90): K, J, T, E, R, S, B, C, N
RTD Input (ITS 90): 100/500/1000 Ω Pt sensor, 2-, 3- or 4-wire; 0.00385, 0.00392 (100Ω only), or 0.003916 (100 Ω only) curves
Thermistor Input: 2252 Ω, 5K Ω, 10K Ω
Strain Input: ±100 mV, ±50 mV
Excitation: Firmware selectable (no jumpers to set) to 5, 10, 12, and 24 Vdc @ 25 mA
Configuration: Differential
Polarity: Bipolar
Accuracy: See full table below
Resolution: 0.1° temperature; 10 µV process
Input Impedances:
    Process Voltage/Strain: 10M Ω for ±100 mV, 1M Ω for other voltage ranges
    Process Current: 5 Ω
    Thermocouple: 10K Ω max
    Auxiliary Input (Remote Setpoint): 3.5K Ω for 0-10 V, 50K Ω for 0-1 V, 50 Ω for Current
Temperature Stability:
    RTD: 0.04°C/°C
    Thermocouple @ 25°C (77°F): 0.05°C/°C (cold junction compensation)
    Process: 50 ppm/°C
A/D Conversion: 24-bit sigma delta
Reading Rate: 20 samples per second
Digital Filter: Programmable from 0.05 seconds (filter = 1) to 6.4 seconds (filter = 128)
CMRR: 120 dB
Setpoint Adjustment: 4-digit ( -9999 to +9999 counts); 6-digit ( -99999 to +999999 counts)
Warm-Up to Rated Accuracy: 30 mins
Load Regualtion: 1.1%

Action: Reverse (heat), direct (cool), or heat/cool
Auto-Tune: Operator initiated from front panel
Adaptive Tune: User selectable; fuzzy logic continuous PID tuning optimization
Control Modes: ON/OFF or the following time/amplitude proportional control modes; selectable manual or auto PID, proportional, proportional with integral, proportional with derivative
Cycle Time: 0.1 to 199 seconds
Ramp and Soak: Up to 99 saved ramp and soak programs, up to 8 ramp and 8 soak segments with individually selectable events per program
Ramp and Soak Segment Times: 00.00 to 99.59 (HH:MM) or 00.00 to 99.59 (MM:SS)

Analog Output: Non-isolated, programmable for control or retransmission;
Voltage Output 0-10V output. 500 Ohms Min. Accuracy 0.1%(1);
Current Output 0-20 mA output. 500 Ohms Max. Accuracy 0.1%(1)(2);
Step response time 100ms(3)
DC Pulse: Non-isolated; 10 Vdc at 20 mA
SPST Relay: Single pole, single throw mechanical relay, 250 Vac or 30 Vdc at 3 A (resistive load)
SPDT Relay: Single pole, double throw mechanical relay, 250 Vac or 30 Vdc at 3 A (resistive load)
SSR: 20 to 265 Vac at 0.05 to 0.5 A (resistive load)
Isolated Analog: 1.5kV Isolation(4), programmable for control or retransmission;
Voltage Output 0-10V output. 500 Ohms Min. Accuracy 0.1%(1);
Current Output 0-20 mA output. 500 Ohms Max. Accuracy 0.1%(1)(2);
Step response time 100ms(3)
Isolated DC Pulse: 1.5kV Isolation(4); 10Vdc at 20mA
(1) At 25C.
(2) Output scaling required for stated accuracy. Refer to Platinum Current Output Application Note.
(3) Filter setting of 1.
(4) Isolated outputs not individually isolated.

    USB: Female micro-USB
    Ethernet: Standard RJ45
    Serial: Screw terminals
USB: USB 2.0 host or device
Ethernet Standards Compliance: IEEE 802.3 10/100 Base-T autoswitching, TCP/IP, ARP, HTTPGET
Serial: Software selectable RS232 or RS485; programmable 1200 to 115.2 K baud

Approvals: UL, cUL, CE
Power to Input/Output: 2300 Vac per 1 min test; 1500 Vac per 1 min test (low voltage/power option)
Power to Relays/SSR Outputs: 2300 Vac per 1 min test
Relays/SSR to Relay/SSR Outputs: 2300 Vac per 1 min test
RS232/RS485 to Inputs/Outputs: 500 Vac per 1 min test

Input Type Description Range Accuracy
Process/Strain Process Voltage ±50 mV,±100 mV,±1,±10Vdc 0.03%FS
Process Process Current Scalable within 0 to 24 mA 0.03%FS
J Iron-Constantan -210 to 1200°C (-346 to 2192°F) 0.4°C(0.7°C)
K CHROMEGA®-ALOMEGA® -270 to 160°C (-454 to -256°F)
-160 to 1372°C (-256 to 2502°F)
T Copper-Constantan -270 to -190°C (-454 to -310°F)
-190 to 400°C (-310 to 752°F)
E CHROMEGA®-Constantan -270 to -220°C (-454 to -364°F)
-220 to 1000°C (-364 to 1832°F)
R Pt/13%Rh-Pt -50 to 40°C (-58 to 104°F)
40 to 1788°C (104 to 3250°F)
S Pt/10%Rh-Pt -50 to 100°C (-58 to 212°F)
100 to 1768°C (212 to 3214°F)
B 30%Rh-Pt/6%Rh-Pt 100 to 640°C (212 to 1184°F)
640 to 1820°C (1184 to 3308°F)
C 5%Re-W/26%Re-W 0 to 2320°C (32 to 4208°F) 0.4°C(0.7°F)
N Nicrosil-Nisil -250 to -100°C (-418 to -148°F)
-100 to 1300°C (-148 to 2372°F)
RTD Pt,0.00385,100Ω,500Ω,1000Ω -200 to 850°C (-328 to 1562°F) 0.3°C(0.7°F)
RTD Pt,0.003916,100Ω -200 to 660°C (-328 to 1220°F) 0.3°C(0.7°F)
RTD Pt,0.00392,100Ω -200 to 660°C (-328 to 1220°F) 0.3°C(0.7°F)
Thermistors 2252Ω -40 to 120°C (-40 to 248°F) 0.2°C(0.35°F)
Thermistors 5KΩ -30 to 140°C (-22 to 284°F) 0.2°C(0.35°F)
Thermistors 10KΩ -20 to 150°C (-4 to 302°F) 0.2°C(0.35°F)

Use the optional PT-USB-CABLE for a NEMA4 rated panel mount USB connector. A 12" (304mm) length cable connects from USB port of Plati
num controller to your control panel. This accessory includes a protective end cap when not in use.
The PT-USB-ADAPTER, which is supplied with each unit, can be plugged into the controller and be used with a standard USB 2.0 memory stick. 

The PT-USB-1 USB thumbdrive has a standard USB connector on one end and a micro-USB connector on the other end. It is convenient for transferrig files between your PC and your PLATINUM unit.



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