FDC-2010-K5C - Sample Screens

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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

Main Operator Kiln View Screen:

Note: information shown on the Main Operator Kiln View:

  • Current Value and Setpoints for Dry Bulb#1, Dry Bulb#2;and Wet Bulb
  • Percent control output for Dry and Wet Bulb
  • Vent Status & Fan Direction; depressing text "Fans" will pop a dialog box showing time remaining in minutes of the current Fan condition - Forward, Reverse or Dwell.
  • EMC and %RH values shown
  • Schedule Status, Stage number & time remaining
  • Option Status: Output Status and active control outputs & events per Stage

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:

  • Chamber Setpoint & Temperature
  • Sterilize Setpoint, Sterilizing time and Cool down time after Sterilization complete
  • Pallet temperature core sensors 1 - 3 values shown.
  • Simple Start & Stop Sterilization buttons
  • Sterilization cycle status and time left in the cycle if system was sterilizing
  • End of Cycle Mode: Combination Kiln & Pallet have options at end of cycle; Pallet only does not (right graphic)

Schedule Entry Screen from Main Schedule View - for option selection see three graphics below

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.

Schedule Running Screen with Schedule File Name:[Same graphic in Main Operator View & Schedule 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:

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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