FDC-2010-K5C -

On-Line Demo Review

 

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Remote Access via embedded VNC Server

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.

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.

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.

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Access Demo Kiln Control (Chicago Area) using VNC Remote Access

To install RealVNC & remotely access a Kiln Control demo in our Chicago area office do the following:

  • Network Administrator should visit http://www.RealVNC.com/download.html and download the appropriate RealVNC Viewer for the PC's operating system.
    • As of June 2008 freeware versions are offered for Windows, Linux, and Apple Operating Systems with only Windows Vista version requiring a $30 purchase after 30 day trial period.
  • Run the installer and during install select "viewer only"; RealVNC only takes a few seconds to install.
  • After install, start the application from the desktop shortcut and enter the the appropriate IP address in the "Server" field (see graphic below).
    • The Kiln Demo IP address is: 69.216.64.78::59XX with XX characters representing specific digits.
    • Contact Future Design Controls to obtain the XX characters and to confirm the demo unit is connected to the internet; Office 888.751.5444 and Technical Support 866.342.5332.
  • After inserting the appropriate IP address press the "OK" key and you will be connected to the demo kiln controller in our Chicago area office; the remote PC screen view will be similar to graphic in previous section

The graphic below shows the VNC Viewer and field to insert the target Server IP address (FDC-2010-K5C Kiln Control with embedded VNC Server). Note the double colon between the IP address and the 4-digit numeric address.

Remote Access is free, easy to setup and offers password protection.

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Remote Access vs. PC based Supervisory SCADA software:

PC based SCADA (Supervisory Control And Data and Acquisition) has been the traditional method of Remote Access to Control Systems. Most Kiln industry proprietary SCADA systems is the only operator interface to one or more Kiln controls; these systems typically do not have any local operator interface at the Kiln itself (similar to how circular chart recorders used to be installed at the Kiln itself). The FDC-2010-K5C color touch screen maybe installed locally at the Kiln or in a control room AND may be still be connected to a 3rd party SCADA system or our KilnView software.

The PC running the SCADA software is typically dedicated to the SCADA function and technically is a remote access to the actual Kiln control system via a serial RS485 2-wire connection. Typically other PC's in a company's LAN do do not have access to the Kiln's SCADA system although this can be established by a LAN System Administrator. If Remote Access from outside of the LAN for service or other reasons typically requires a modem connection or if the SCADA PC is connected to a LAN Microsoft Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP). Technically both modem & RDP allow remote access to the dedicated PC.

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) without having a dedicated PC.

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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

 

Help-Support.htm

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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Future Design Controls 888.751.5444 csr@futuredesigncontrols.com