Remote Access, email/SMS on Alarm, Web Server, FTP Transfer of Historical Files, Automatic Time/Date updates
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The FDC-2010-K5C offers powerful LAN features allowing remote access, on-demand and scheduled file transfer, email on alarm and more.
The FDC-2010-K5C as standard has an embedded VNC Server allowing easy & complete Remote Access on a standard Ethernet Local Area Network (LAN) with appropriate password protection. For information on an On-Line product demonstration and product review click here on-line product review/demonstration.
Remote Access via PC or Windows enabled PDA running VNC Viewer (freeware) provides local (Intranet) or Internet access to your control system as though standing in front of the touch screen. For an on-line demonstration refer to On-Line_Demo_Review web page.
Shown below is a screen capture of how the VNC Viewer will display the FDC-2010-K5C on 19” PC screen.
The Views Menu header had just been clicked with the mouse causing the View menu to drop down.
The graphic below taken with XP Pro, PC’s running Vista can size the remote display to any size fitting the screen.
For additional information on configuring the embedded VNC Server refer Kiln System User Configuration web page and to the FDC-2010-K5C manual.
Remote Access vs. SCADA software: Although KilnView is an economical SCADA software solution ($2,000 runtime fee) if Remote Access via an office PC (intranet) or offsite PC (internet) is all you are looking for the standard embedded VNC Server described above allows easy & complete Remote Access on a standard Ethernet Local Area Network (LAN).
Email settings allow the administrator or user to enter up to 30 user accounts to receive email/text message alarms. The message sent will include the Alarm name as configured by your vendor. For more information refer to on configuring email / SMS addresses refer Kiln System User Configuration web page and to the FDC-2010-K5C manual.
These same email user accounts may also be used when viewing Alarm, Audit & Historical Data files to forward the opened file to any specific user directly from the FDC-2010-K5C. Sample graphic directly below, with Alarm History file open click on the envelope and the Select Email Address window pops, add appropriate email addresses and hit Send.
The Email settings are entered and maintained within three different tabs as shown below.
Address Entry Tab: Provides manner to create email & SMS text message address file and configure for email and/or SMS message upon alarm. A Contact Name, email address and text message address, (phone number and carrier), can be entered.
Email Addresses Tab: Provides listing of email address’s and manner to delete Contact file information.
Email Settings Tab : Provides fields for the main email server information. The network administrator will typically provide the email server information. Only enter a user name and password if your email account requires it to send emails. The "Subject" field will be the email header to the recipient when the email/text message is sent from the system so each FDC-2010-K5C on a network can be identified.
The FDC-2010-K5C data may be published on a view only web page viewed via Internet Explorer or other Web Browser; this web page is published in both the the Kiln and Pallet Heat-Treat modes. Note, when operating in the Pallet Heat-Treat mode the same "Kiln" page is published. Therefore, the web page does not apply to the Pallet Heat-Treat mode as the tag names shown in the the web page refer to Kiln operations, not Pallet Heat-Treat values.
If the FDC-2010-K5C is plugged into an Ethernet connection (FDC-2010-K5C ships configured for “DHCP”), the IP address of the unit will be displayed. DHCP means “Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol”. This is a term used when a device (FDC-2010-K5C) is connected to an Ethernet connection and the main system (router) automatically assigns the IP address when the device (FDC-2010-K5C) is powered up. Review with your Network Administrator IP addressing via DHCP or assigning a permanent IP address.
After the FDC-2010-K5C is connected to an Ethernet connection and the IP address is assigned by the system, write down the IP address shown on the above screen (use actual address show on FDC-2010-K5C display). Start Internet Explorer from any PC on the local network.
In the “Address” toolbar of Internet Explorer type: http://22.214.171.124/Orion.html (use actual IP address shown on your FDC-2010-K5C screen). The following page will be displayed and updated every 30 seconds automatically with new data from the FDC-2010-K5C system. All kiln data is provided for “view only” access.
For more information on configuring the embedded Web Page Server refer Kiln System User Configuration web page and to the FDC-2010-K5C manual.
Shown below is the Kiln web page. When operating in the Pallet Heat-Treat mode the same "Kiln" page is published. Therefore, the web page does not apply to the Pallet Heat-Treat mode as the tag names shown in the the web page refer to Kiln operations, not Pallet Heat-Treat values.
The FDC-2010-K5C has an embedded FTP Client application (File Transfer Protocol) allowing Historical Data File transfer to an FTP Server via Local Area Network (LAN) (wireless or wired network).
When utilizing FTP all the saved Historical Data files (data log files or as described above under File Utilities “Data Files”) may be transferred to the target FTP Server on demand (Backup Now) and/or automatically when selecting “Auto Backup (2:00AM). If the FTP transfer fails an alarm log will be created; if “Delete Internal Data Files After FTP” is selected the files will NOT be deleted until they are successfully transferred.
The setup fields require entry of the target FTP Server’s IP address (remote FTP server machine) and the Server Directory (target directory on the Server) to transfer files. User name and password are required if the FTP server requires same (typical) or left blank if the FTP server is setup for anonymous log ins; when used the User Name & Password characters are entered with appropriate text characters but displayed on setup screen with asterisks (*).
When an FTP Server will be the target for more than one FDC-2010-K5C a directory for each FDC-2010-K5C must be set up at the FTP server so each specific control system transfers Historical files to the appropriate directory at the FTP remote Server.
The LAN may be local only (intranet) or world-wide-web (internet) if so configured.
Details on FTP \ WAN (Wide Area Network) LAN setup are outside the scope of this manual; end users should review with their respective Network Administrator to configure the appropriate network hardware & software to utilize the FDC-2010-K5C embedded FTP Client functions.
For more information on configuring the embedded FTP Client refer Kiln Data Logging web page and to the FDC-2010-K5C manual.
All data files as well as other functions in the system require the correct date and time for proper operation.
The set date\time menu selection provides three different screen tabs, Set Time, Time Options (INCLUDING connection to a NTS internet Server) & DST Settings. The auto connection to a government NTS Server is new to version 2.1 as well as layout of the Time/Date configuration screens; all three configuration Tabs are shown below.
Set Time Tab:
Use the appropriate fields to set the date, time and day of the week; press the “Set Time” button to enter the data to internal memory.
Time Options Tab: (Kiln only configuration)
Time Zone: Select the Local Time Zone from the drop down menu.
NTS Server: The NTS (USA National Time Service) hosts several Servers providing the current time and date. If the FDC-2010-K5C is connected to a LAN (Ethernet connection) with Internet access it can be configured to access the selected NST server every day at 2:00AM to update its’ system time & date. To enable this feature select a NTS Server from the drop down menu (13 different USA government sites) and check the “Enable NTS Clock”.
DST Settings Tab: (Kiln only configuration)
The "DST" tab provides the ability to set the start/end of daylight savings, as well as enable daylight savings operation for the device. If you have selected a time zone that uses daylight savings under the "Time Options" tab, the daylight savings option must be used for the correct time to be displayed.
For more information on configuring the Time / Date features refer Kiln System User Configuration web page and to the FDC-2010-K5C manual.
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.