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The FDC-2010-K5C 5.7" TFT Color Touch Screen provides a familiar Windows® style operator interface with runtime menus, easy user & OEM configuration, important kiln information and operator ease of use [with appropriate security]. For information on an On-Line product demonstration and product review click here on-line product review/demonstration. .
This inherent ease of use, data acquisition, alarm history, security / operator audit trail files, print historical data files or the live trend view [configurable for 5 minutes to the last 12 hours] directly from the interface, Web Server and optional Supervisory remote PC software the FDC-2010-K5C provides PC control & management solutions for the price of typical single loop recorder controller.
Supervisory KilnView PC software (Kiln functions only; Pallet Heat-Treat operation cannot communicate with KilnView) offers a variety of similar screens that allow for ease of operator use.
Below are sample runtime menus and variety of FDC-201-K5C operator screens - Text above each view will link you to the appropriate page where the screen is described in more detail. The bottom of this page are links to additional to pages.
Return to: Main Kiln FDC-2010-K5C Page
Sample Runtime Menu System
The FDC-2010-K5C runtime menu system provides a familiar, easy to use interface while reducing screen “clutter” by eliminating extra buttons required for navigation. Each series of interface screens will have their own series of menus specifically focused on the tasks for the specific screen.
The Views directly below are configuration dependent: First is used with the Combination Kiln & Pallet Heat-Treat configuration with the following being the Kiln only and Pallet Heat-Treat only configurations. The menus below them are typical of the configurations; the Schedule menu would not be present with the Pallet Heat-Treat only configuration.
Shown above are the “top” level menus when the FDC-2010-K5C runtime first loads. The Help menu is content sensitive for every screen and are OEM configurable in English, French and Spanish. Also, if so configured by the OEM standard PC type speakers may be connected to the display and Voice audio Help output is available in the selected language.
Below are additional sample menus.
Below are Screen Views with the touch screen active drop down menu's above active
Sample Operator Screens
Note: information shown on the Main Operator Kiln View:
Note: Although not part of Kiln operation, as Main Kiln view shown above shown - below (out of sequence with following screen samples) is the Main Pallet Heat-Treat Operator View:
The above Schedule entry screen reflects system configuration to include Core, EMC and has linear control outputs for Fan and Vent. If so configured without these features their fields would not be shown in the Schedule entry view.
Drying Schedule Plot - derived from Main Schedule Program
Real Time Trend View: Main Operator Views
Main Schedule Stage or Manual Output / Event Configuration in Main Operator View - Configuration to enable
Drying Schedule Start - Main Schedule View
User Setup - Control Tuning: PID Tuning and Vent SP when not Vents are not PID
User Setup View - IO Monitor - allows viewing of output status
Data Logging View - Configure Data Logging for auto and/or manual start
Data Logging View - File Utilities providing easy file maintenance
User Setup View - Kiln System Settings, Decimal Point and Enable Kiln Web Page
User Setup View - Kiln System Settings, Fan Direction & Dwell Times
User Setup View - Kiln Alarm Settings
For additional information refer to the links below
Return to: Main Kiln FDC-2010-K5C Page
Pallet Heat-Treat operational mode Pallet_Heat-Treat.htm
Kiln Information Links below:
Main Views, Monitor Probes, Set Manual Outputs, Trending, Alarm Monitor & History and Audit Trail
Pallet Heat-Treat operational mode - see Pallet_Heat-Treat.htm
Drying Schedule View, Schedule Edit/Run, Schedule Run, Hold, Stop; Drying Schedule View, Schedule Entry, Plot Schedule, Edit Schedules, Run Schedule, Advance to Next or Previous Stage and Add Subtract Time.
Optional temperature Monitor sensors; monitor only or used as additional Core Temperatures for Kiln Heat-Treat/Sterilize.
Description of EMC calculated values shown on Kiln's Main View and control logic if so configured.
Kiln mode: PC based KilnView Software Package.htm:
KilnView PC Software Review - communicate with up to 16 FDC-2010-K5C Controls as well as up to 48 single loop controls (applies to FDC-2010-K5C Kiln operational mode only; KilnView may not be used in the Pallet Heat-Treat operational mode).
Review of Pallet Heat-Treat Sterilization mode; available configurations, control logic, operation, etc.
Links below offer descriptions common to both the Kiln & Pallet Heat-Treat operational modes and/or configuration
System Data Logging Start: Kiln mode on start up, on Schedule Start or on Demand and in Pallet Heat-Treat mode on cycle start. History Data View and printing as graph or averages with High & Low values, etc. File Utilities to manually copy and/or delete Historical Data, Alarm, Audit and Schedule files and if connected to LAN, FTP Historical Data files to PC based FTP Server.
Description of LAN standard features: Remote Access (embedded VNC Server), email/SMS text on alarm, FTP of Historical Data files (embedded FTP client), Web page (embedded web page server) & Atomic Clock time/date update
Print Data Views, Historical Data files including Data Log files, Alarm files, Audit Trail files, Recipe files, etc.
Multi level Security & Audit Trail Setup.
Import/Export Data Log, Schedule, Alarm & Audit directories from Compact Flash Card to I-Stick Memory via USB port.
User Configurable FDC-2010-K5C Settings: Decimal Point, Control Tuning, LAN settings, Input Offsets, Temperature Alarm Setpoints, Remote I/O Monitor, Degrees C/F, Setpoint Limits, Force System outputs allowing easy testing of all outputs without running control system, Kiln mode Fan Direction & Dwell Times, Kiln mode Schedule Recovery [Power Loss] and more.
OEM FDC-2010-K5C Control System Configuration as Kiln only, Pallet Heat-Treat only or Combination Kiln & Pallet Heat-Treat control system. Configure control outputs as relay on/off or analog output; Configure Linear Outputs as either Control or Retransmission of Dry & Web Bulb setpoints or temperatures; Names for Digital Inputs, Control & Alarm Outputs, Event Outputs; Configure up to 7 DI that can disable Control outputs and logic [schedule hold, heat enable, Fans, Spray Auto, etc.]; Configure additional Monitor / Core Temperature inputs
Information to schedule an on-line demonstration of the FDC-2010-K5C control system
Information on multi-language Help screens, Audio output and on-board tools to troubleshoot control system.
Review of features that if connected to 3rd party energy monitoring devices (Load Monitor / Shedding) to reduce energy costs by wiring digital inputs to start/stop/hold schedules and/or disable specific outputs until appropriate.
Panel Mount USB Adapter, standard and Nema 4X, providing front panel access to USB port for memory I-Stick and/or printing direct from the FDC-2010-K5C interface.
Dimensional Drawings, mechanical specifications and sample wiring diagrams.
Contact information & links to download touch screen software updates.