The latest addition to Yokogawa Corp. of America’s temperature controller product line is the UTAdvanced Hybrid Controller, a device that combines Yokogawa’s proportional integral derivative (PID) control with a new, standard embedded ladder sequence control. The new controller supports 84 ladder commands, 24 DIO points, four analog inputs, three analog outputs and allows up to 400 ladder steps that can be programmed and run together with the PID control. That programmable logic controller (PLC) capability allows engineers who are using a temperature controller along with a mini/micro PLC in an application to obtain the same control functionality in one package at the cost of just the temperature controller. Includes a high-intensity LCS display and simple user interface. (