FDC-2010-K5C -

System Security & Audit Trail


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FDC-2010-K5C (Main View) Runtime Menus:

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. For information on an On-Line product demonstration and product review click here on-line product review/demonstration.

Shown above are the “top” level menus when the FDC-2010-K5C runtime first loads.  A Help menu exist for every screen but is not shown in the menu items above. Note: The View above is for a combination Kiln & Pallet Heat-Treat configuration. If Pallet or Kiln only the View would have fewer choices; i.e. Kiln only would not have "Pallet View" while a Pallet only would not show "Kiln View", "Drying Schedule View", "Set Manual Outputs" or "Trending" prompts.The Pallet only would also not have the Schedule Menu Item.

Security Menu: The Security menu provides access security and user settings for the FDC-2010-K5C system.

The remaining Menu items, View/Main View, Schedule, Setup, Log & Security are described in their own sections.

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The “Security” menu from the FDC-2010-K5C main menu structure provides access to the security section of the FDC-2010-K5C.

The “Security” menu provides the following functions:

Setup:                             Provides access to security setup to add users, rights and options.
Log On:                          Log on a user if security is enabled.
Log Off                           Log off a user if security is enabled.
Current User:                 View the current user logged into the system.
Change Password:           Allows current user to change their password.            

The FDC-2010-K5C security model provides an administrator with the tools to add up to 30 users to the system.  Each user must have a unique ID, full name and password.  3 levels of users are provided to include operator, supervisor and administrator levels. Specific access rights can be assigned to each user level as well as password aging for each user.  Re-authentication is provided (if enabled) for any parameters that will change a control parameter which could upset the process (i.e. setpoint, tuning, etc.).  Re-authentication requires that the logged in user must log in again before the process value (at the controller) will actually be changed.  This feature is provided for extra security.  The following example will make re-authentication clearer:

A supervisor logs on the system.  The supervisor then steps away from the system to take a phone call but does not log out before leaving.  If another user tries to change the control setpoint on any loop the system will require another login (by an authorized user for that level) before the control setpoint is actually changed.  This provides an extra level of protection to make the system more “tamper proof”.

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Add Users

The “Add User” tab provides the ability to add up to 30 users to the system.  Select the type of user from the drop down list (Operator, Supervisor or Administrator).  Press each field to add the user ID, full name and password (no spaces allowed).  If the passwords do not match or the user ID is already used, the FDC-2010-K5C will alert the user and not accept the entry.  Click on the password aging checkbox if you wish to enable password aging for this user.  If password aging is enabled and the password has expired, a new password must be entered by the user before that user can log into the system again. 

Note:  The system administrator cannot use the “Password Aging” option. This will lock the administrator out of the system, thereby preventing the system administrator from managing passwords for the system users.  The FDC-2010-K5C will prevent administrators from using this option.

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View Users

The “Users” tab provides the administrator the ability to view information on each user entered into the system.  Password information is not available.  The user can be deleted from this tab and a new password for each user can also be entered from this area.  Typically the entire Security section is password protected - specific users can change their passwords in the "Change Password" selection on the menu drop down.

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User Rights

The “User Rights” tab provides the administrator the ability to assign rights to each user level (User, Supervisor and Administrator).  Select the user type from the drop down box and then enable or disable specific program functions (rights) by selecting the checkbox next to the function.  If the checkbox is selected, the user right will be enabled for the user level currently being edited.  The “Select All” and “Clear All” buttons will select or clear all rights in the “user rights” list view.  You must press the “Accept” button for each user level to save the selections for that user type, before selecting another user type from the drop down list, or entries made will not be saved.

Important Note: If you disable the “Access Security” right option for all user groups (user, supervisor and administrator), you lock all users from entering the FDC-2010-K5C security mode.  Always leave this option “unchecked” for the system administrator, so security can be entered to make changes to user settings.  If you lock all users (including the system administrator) from access to security, you must order a new compact flash card since there is no “back door” to enter system security.

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Security Options

The “Security Options” tab provides the administrator the ability to set the global security options.  

Enter Number Of Days Before Password Renewal Is Required:
This is a global setting for all users.  Password aging starts from the day the user is entered into the system.

 Re-authenticate user during process changes:
This feature requires that the logged in user must log in again before the process value (at the controller) will actually be changed.

Enable/Disable Audit Trail:
This is a global setting that turns the audit trail on or off.  When the audit trail is turned on, all operator actions are written to a daily log.

 Enable/Disable Security:

This is the global setting that turns the FDC-2010-K5C security system on or off.

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Audit Trail View

With Security enabled the Audit Trail can be turned on or off. When the audit trail is turned on, all operator actions are written to a daily log.

The Audit trail view allows the operator to view operator changes that have been made to the system. This function will only operate if the security for the FDC-2010-K5C is enabled properly with users and their appropriate rights assigned to the system.  Pressing the “Open” button allows an operator to select an audit trail file for viewing. Clicking on the Envelope on the top of the Alarm History and Audit Trail Viewer opens the email address book allowing selection of up to 30 number of email addresses to send a copy of the opened Audit file.

Audit trail filenames are listed as month_day_year and saved as .csv format; opens with Excel..

The Audit Trail Viewer may be found under the Primary Operator Display Views.htm

Shown below is a sample scan of a print out directly from the FDC-2010-K5C

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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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