Additional Temperature Sensors Description:

Kiln & Pallet Heat-Treat modes

Kiln mode: Heat-Treat/Sterilization


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Kiln and Pallet Heat-Treat operational control modes

Overview for up to 6 Additional Temperature Sensors - Monitor Probes

Up to 6 additional temperature sensors can be added to the FDC-2010-K5C control system; two sensors at a time (per input module).

The FDC-2010-K5C, when configured as a Kiln control system comes standard with one extra RTD input that can be used for “core” operations (explanation below) if configured to be active. The subject optional Monitor Probes may be configured as "view" only or as additional "core" sensors with appropriate control logic as described below under "core" sensors.

When configured as a Pallet Heat-Treat only control system the "Core" referenced for Kiln operations is not used and the optional Monitor Probes are "monitor only"; they are not used in any Pallet Sterilizer control logic or data logged.

The Core RTD input and optional Monitor Probes (up to six additional temperature inputs) are configured and named [4 character limit] in the Kiln OEM Configuration setup. When configured as a Pallet Heat-Treat only the Core RTD is not used.

Data Logging: When in the Kiln control mode the optional Monitor probes can be data logged and part of the Historical Data file. When in the Pallet Heat-Treat control mode the Monitor probes are "view only" and are not part of the Historical Data file.

When additional probes are configured by the Kiln or Pallet Heat-Treat OEM, their 4 character description and values will dynamically be displayed on the Monitor Probes View; TP#1 through #6 in sample screen below refer to Temperature Probe #1, etc.

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Using Core Temperature - Kiln Heat Treat/Sterilization - Stage Advance

When additional probes are configured for temperature probes and a “core” setpoint is programmed into an automatic schedule [see graphic below, Schedule Data Entry to view Core SP Field] the schedule will automatically advance to the next “stage” when all probes (probes activated per stage are user selectable) are above the “core” setpoint programmed for the stage. 

The graphic above shows Core #1 with a value of 125 and accepts RTD directly. The Core #1 is standard on all versions of the FDC-2010-K5C Kiln controls and is enabled/disabled using the Kiln OEM Configuration setup.

The remaining 6 fields for the optional 4-20mA analog inputs are named and enabled/disabled in the Kiln OEM Configuration setup. Names are limited to 4 characters.

Kiln Heat Treat/Sterilization: The Core Advance feature allows a Kiln to be used as a Heat Treat/Sterilization process. When additional probes are configured for temperature probes and a “core” setpoint is programmed into an automatic schedule, the schedule will automatically advance to the next “stage” when all probes (probes activated per stage are user selectable) are above the “core” setpoint programmed for the stage.  This is useful during “sterilization” processes that require that all temperature probes be above a specific temperature before sterilization “time down” is allowed to continue.  Probe usage combinations are selectable per stage when entering an automatic schedule. When combining the 's on-board Data Log feature with Core Advance, the FDC-2010-K5C provides temperature documentation, automatic temperature control with "time down" only when all the Cores are above the Core Setpoint.

["Time Down" would begin as the next Stage after Core Advance automatically advanced to the next Stage. At the end of the "Time Down" Stage the Kiln could be programmed to alert the operator, turn Kiln off, etc.]

NOTE: The Pallet Heat-Treat only or the Combination Kiln & Pallet Heat-Treat configurations differ from above in that when operating in the Pallet Heat-Treat mode the Sterilization cycle would end and need to be started over anytime any of the Pallet Core sensors fell below the Sterilization setpoint for a configured period of time, typically less than 30 seconds. The Kiln version Sterilization described above allows a stage advance to where the countdown begins - but - if a core sensor drops below the Sterilization setpoint the cycle is NOT stopped. For more information on the Pallet Heat-Treat mode: Pallet_Heat-Treat.htm

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Return to: Main Kiln FDC-2010-K5C Page

Pallet Heat-Treat operational mode Pallet_Heat-Treat.htm

Kiln Information Links below:

Kiln mode: Primary Operator Display Views.htm

Main Views, Monitor Probes, Set Manual Outputs, Trending, Alarm Monitor & History and Audit Trail

Pallet Heat-Treat operational mode - see Pallet_Heat-Treat.htm


Kiln mode: Main Schedule Views.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.


Kiln mode: Additional Temperature Monitor Sensors.htm

Optional temperature Monitor sensors; monitor only or used as additional Core Temperatures for Kiln Heat-Treat/Sterilize.


Kiln mode: Kiln EMC Operation.htm:

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).


Pallet Heat-Treat Sterilization Mode.htm

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


Data Logging & View Historical Data.htm:

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.


LAN Features.htm

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


Printing Functions:

Print Data Views, Historical Data files including Data Log files, Alarm files, Audit Trail files, Recipe files, etc.


System Security & Audit Trail.htm:

Multi level Security & Audit Trail Setup.

File Utilities.htm:
Import/Export Data Log, Schedule, Alarm & Audit directories from Compact Flash Card to I-Stick Memory via USB port.

System User Settings.htm:

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 System Configuration.htm:

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


On-Line Demo.htm

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.


Energy Saving.htm

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.


I-Stick Panel Mount Mounting Adapter.htm

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.


FDC-2010-K5C Hardware Dimensions & Specifications.htm

Dimensional Drawings, mechanical specifications and sample wiring diagrams.


FDC-2010-K5C Contact Techncial Support and Touch Screen Software Updates.htm

Contact information & links to download touch screen software updates.


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