Custom OEM Kiln Development
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The FDC-2010-K5C, originally designed as a full featured Kiln control system to provide Kiln OEM's a price point alternative to traditional circular chart recorders, offers OEM's and users unparalleled flexibility to utilize one hardware platform to control traditional hardwood dry kilns and/or Pallet Heat-Treat Sterilizers. Priced comparatively to a multi-pen circular chart recorder, the FDC-2010-K5C provides real value whether compared to a proprietary PC based system or simple circular chart recorder! For information on an On-Line product demonstration and product review click here on-line product review/demonstration.
Configurable by the Kiln manufacturer for a variety of control logic the FDC-2010-K5C offers the lowest component cost Windows based control system while still offering the following features:
Clearly, the FDC-2010-K5C is the most flexible, fully featured and Easy to Use "out of the box" Kiln & Pallet Heat-Treat control system available.
Future Design Controls is willing to explore proprietary versions to include features currently not available in the standard FDC-2010-K5C, including but not limited to:
*The most efficient manner to add additional sensor inputs is via serial port although additional analog input channels can also be added.
Contact Future Design Controls to explore how the FDC-2010-K5C, already a full featured control system at an OEM price point competitive with circular chart recorders, may incorporate your proprietary features.
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.