The latest Mk8 MM Controller is set to change the way businesses monitor and control their boilers. Using a single, full colour 12.1” multi-touch screen interface, the Mk8 MM Controller offers a complete management system with its easy to use interface.
Using the Mk8, you can virtually monitor any boiler process from the single
interface without the need for added modules. It’s ideal for steam and water boilers (watertube or firetube), kilns and steam generators.
With its full expansion board for complete boiler control, not just burner management, the Mk8 is similar to a PLC. Using the Mk8 means that you can use one controller to manage the process altogether.
With the Linkageless servomotor system and automated flame safeguard, conditions for an unmanned boiler house are created and fostered and with Modbus connectivity, you can remotely manage and monitor your boiler’s processes.
There are a few significant differences between the Mk8 and Custom Programmable Logic Control (PLC). Here we’ll run through some of the major differences that you can expect when using the Mk8 MM Controller.
Virtually every boiler operation can be monitored using the Mk8. Valves, servos, probes and other parts are manufactured by Autoflame to guarantee compatibility and seamless integration. With a PLC, they may be configured using third party or proprietary servos, valves and probes. In this setup, each part is only as useful as the technicians setting it.
Flame protection is an integral component of the Autoflame system. For PLC’s this function is usually a third-party component and requires careful configuration so that it’s operated via the PLC.
By using the touchscreen, users can immediately access advanced reports and controls using the Mk8. Because a PLC configuration is customised, it can be complicated and not as straightforward to use when accessing vital information
While most PLC’s only support English, the Mk8 offers native onscreen support in many languages including Chinese, Spanish, and German.
Because each PLC System is highly customised, it tends to be far more expensive than an off-the-shelf Mk8 MM. When you consider the complete functionality and value of the integrated touchscreen, the Mk8 MM is even better value. The benefits stack up even more when you look specifically at what it would cost to match the specs of the Autoflame touchscreen with a PLC.
Want more features and greater control? Rather than having to change the current hardware you have or adding modules, the Mk8 allows you to use advanced features by unlocking additional software with access codes. It’s easy and completely hassle free.
With the Mk8, you can start with the standard system and unlock features as you need them without having to worry about the hassle of investing in new hardware or added modules.
With its user-friendly interface and ability to monitor and control virtually all boiler processes from a single interface, the Mk8 is revolutionising the way businesses manage and monitor their boilers. The Mk8 not only simplifies the process by offering everything you need in the one control centre, but it’s also exceptionally easy to use. For more information get in touch with us today.