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Features:
 
  • 21 CFR21 Part 11 FDA Requirements
  • AMS2750E Heat Treating Requirements
  • Ovens - Furnaces - Kilns
  • Environmental Chambers
  • Boilers
  • Sterilizers / Autoclaves
  • Power Generation Variables
  • Flow Applications / Totalizers
  • Water / Waste Water Flow
  • Test & Measurement Applications
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  • 4.3", 5.6" & 12.1" Touchscreen
  • Custom Graphic Display Views
  • Process Control PID Module with Profile
  • Scan Rate: 100ms all Analog Inputs (48 max),
           Digital Inputs & External Channels (96 max)
  • Batch Functions (Data Log)
  • Web Server / Email on Alarm
  • Timers & Counters
  • Security / Operator Audit Trail
  • Digital Inputs / High Frequency Pulse
  • Print Directly to Printers; Local, Network & pdf
  • Free Hand Messaging on Touch Screen
  • Circle Chart View (PR30 only)
  • PR Series Paperless Recorder Future Design Controls Video
     

    UL    file E197216    CE     Rohs

     

    PR Series Additional Page Links
    PR Series Technical Support
    PR Series Video Training
    PR Series Screen Views
    PR Series Modular Design Graphics
    PR Series LAN and Communication Features
    PR30 Adapter Plates to Replace Circular Recorders

    PR Series Brochures

    PR Series Brochure.pdf [1.5MB]

     

    PR Series User Manuals

    PR Series Quick Start User Manual UMQPR01B [4.1MB]

    PR Series User Manual UMFP01D .pdf [10.3MB]

     

    Historical Viewer Manual *.pdf [1.4MB]

    FDC PR Series * excerpt from the Full User Manual

     

    PCC Card PC201 (PID Control with profile ramp-soak)

    FDC_PR_UMPC201B_May-2017.pdf [1.6MB]

     

    PR Series Part Number Matrix and Pricing

    PR10 Matrix-Price.pdf

    PR20 Matrix-Price.pdf

    PR30 Matrix-Price.pdf

    PR Series Accessories-Price.pdf

     

    PC Software Observer (standard) and PR-Data Acquisition Studio (optional)

    Observer & PR_Data Acquisition Studio may be downloaded at:

    Technical Support Page

     

    PR Series PowerPoint Review

    FDC PR PPT Presentation August 2015.zip [5.4MB]

     

    PR Series Comparison by Model

    PR Series Comparison Chart - Detail.pdf

    PR Series Comparison Chart - qty_only.pdf

     

    PR Series Sample Graphics

    PR Series Screen Views.htm

    PR_Series_Modular_Design_Graphics.htm

    PR_Series_LAN_and_Communication_Features.htm

    PR30_Adapter_Plates_to_Replace_Circular_Recorders.htm

     

    PR Series Self Training Videos

    PR Series Video Training.htm

     

     

    Technical Support

    PR Series Technical Support.htm

     

    PR Series Memory Calculation

    PR Series Calc_Data_Log_File_Size_Tool.zip

     

    PR Series CAD Drawings

    PR10 CAD 3-D Drawings.zip [3.8MB]

    PR20 CAD 3-D Drawings.zip [2.5MB]

    PR30 CAD 3-D Drawings.zip [2.5MB]

     

     

    Agency Approval Information        

    UL Approval.pdf

    CE Conformity.pdf

    RoHS Compliance.pdf

    Note: PR30 UL is pending

     

     

    Product Line Review Brochure:

    FDC_Product_Line_Review.pdf (415KB)

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    PR Paperless Recorders

    The PR Paperless Chart Recorder models PR10, PR20 and PR30 provide intuitive operation through 4.3”, 5.6” and 12.1” TFT touch screens.  The PR10 and PR20 may include a Process Control module PC201 offering PID control including profile ramp-soak capability.

     

    PR Series Analog, Digital, Remote Inputs (Serial or TCP/IP) and Math Channels

     

    The number of direct analog inputs varies by model with the PR10/20/30 offering up to 6, 24 and 48 respectively as well as optionally External channels input via Serial or TCP/IP Modbus; maximum external channels are 24, 48 & 96 channels respectively.

     

    Digital Inputs capability is available with the allowable number based upon the PR model, number of analog inputs and digital outputs specified. With the optional Plus 1 or 3 firmware, Digital Inputs may be configured as high frequency pulse inputs typically used in flow applications.

     

    Derived Math channels are standard with the PR10/20/30 offering 15, 40 & 60 derived channels respectively. Counters, Timers and Totalizing functions are optional with Plus 1 & 3 firmware.

     

    All analog, external, derived & digital inputs have a 100ms total sample rate. All analog, external and digital input channels are freely configurable and named to suit your process requirements.

     

    PR Series Display, Data Logging and Storage Memory

     

    The PR Series display real-time measured data on the touch screen and saves data to internal memory that may be exported to external USB or SD cards as well as over a LAN with the optional PR-Data Acquisition Studio software.

     

    Data logging supports operator freehand messages directly on the touch screen that may be saved with the Data files as well as the data files being started and stopped as a Batch operation with additional batch / lot information (optional).

     

    The data files as well as convenient report generation may be printed from the recorder via LAN to network printers, via its USB port directly to printers supporting PCL4 / PCL5 / PCL6 language or as pdf files.

     

    With 200MB on-board RAM for data storage and reliable low cost SD or USB cards, the PR Series is ideal for monitoring, recording and evaluating processes in a variety of applications and industries. With the optional firmware Plus 1, 2 or 3, the PR Series includes multiple additional functions including counters, totalizers, high frequency digital inputs, batch data logging, monitor and record external channels, create custom display views that support animation as well as meeting the requirements of CFR21 part 11.

     

    PR Series and LAN Connectivity

     

    With LAN connection the PR Series offers emails upon alarm/event conditions, interactive web server, time synchronization and direct printing to network printers.

     

    Process Control PID Module with Profile Ramp-Soak

     

    The PR Series may be specified with one Process Control Card PC201 offering 1-loop PID control with Profile ramp-soak profiling. Ideal solution when multiple channel paperless recorder and a single PID loop control are required with benefit of all functions within one device. Refer to the PC201 control module user manual and to the PR Series Screen Views to view a sample screen.

    Note, for applications requiring multi-loop with limited number of data log channels or no match functions are required, FDC's MCT4 1/4 DIN touch screen multi-loop control with embedded data logging, LAN and other features is an ideal solution for OEMs and other applications.

    PR Series Warranty

     

    The PR Series standard and optional features, 2-year warranty and low price make the PR Series the paperless recorder of choice!

     

    Additional information is shown in the balance of this page with the links below providing additional detailed information.

     

    PR Series High Resolution Touch Display

     

    The PR Series high resolution 4.3", 5.6" and 12.1" touch displays provide multiple display formats, easy touch navigation and support for 19-languages allowing ease of use and setup. In addition, freehand messaging is supported with a stylus of finger directly on the touch screen that may be saved as part of the data log file.

     

    There are multiple standard display views on all models; Digital, Bar Graph, Trend / Digital and combination Digital, Bar Graph and Trend while the 12.1" PR30 also includes a circular chart view. Custom view pages including animation is optional for all models.

     

    PR30 offers Circular Chart view allowing easy replacement* for 1 to multiple legacy circular chart recorders while providing secure electronic data files. The circular chart view is configurable for a variety of time formats from 30 minutes to 4-weeks.

     

    ”Click here for adapter plates to retrofit the PR30 for several models of panel mounted circular chart recorders.

     

    Click here for sample screen views for all views including free hand messaging, PR30 circular chart and other views..

     

     

    PR Series Module Hardware Design

     

    The PR Series modular design supports a wide array of input/output modules with the quantity of each dependent upon model. Regardless of the quantity all are scanned every 100ms.

    • The models PR10/20/30 support up to 6, 24 & 48 analog inputs (24-bit) respectively, all supporting field calibration.
    • The number of digital input (DI), digital output (DO) and analog retransmission (AO) outputs varies by the model’s number of available card slots with each slot accepting an analog or digital I/O card with each card offering up to 6 input or output. The PR10/20/30 offer 4, 4 & 16 slots respectively.
    • The digital inputs may be configured as normal or optionally as high frequency pulse input with Plus 1 or Plus 3 optional firmware.
      • Note the PR30 has a maximum power rating of 39-watts. Refer to the PR30 price page or the excel file link here to calculate the number and type of AI, DI, DO and AO that may be combined in a PR30 model.
    • Process Control Cards (PC201) for the PR10 & PR20 provide one channel of PID control per card with up to 4 outputs. Modules support steady state and profile ramp-soak setpoint logic. Only one PC201 card per PR Recorder.
    • Security Key is provided to lock the front access door.
    • Portable Mounting option for all models.
    • Click here for graphics of the Modular Hardware Design; IO modules, portable mounting, security key and chart showing number of screen views, IO, external channels, etc. per PR model.

     

    PR Series LAN and Communication Features

     

    The PR Series includes LAN and Serial Communications include:

    • Hardware: As standard includes Ethernet port, SD slot, 2 USB ports and optional Serial Modbus RS232/422/485.
    • Software Features: Standard features include webserver for realtime monitoring and remote access, email upon alarm/event, time synchronization and print directly from PR either via directly connected printer (USB) or LAN (Ethernet) network printers.

     

    Click here for graphics reviewing LAN & Communication features.

     

     

    PR Series Printing: Network, Directly from USB Port or as a pdf

     

    The data files as well as convenient report generation may be printed directly from the recorder via LAN to network printers, via its USB port directly to printers supporting PCL4 / PCL5 / PCL6 language or as a pdf.

     

     

    PR Series Firmware Options

     

    The PR Series Plus 1, 2 and 3 firmware options provide additional features and flexibility.

    • Plus1 Firmware:
      • Counters and Totalizer functions within the standard derived channels provided for the standard Math functions . The number of derived channels varies by model with the PR10/20/30 supporting up to 15, 40 & 60 respectively.
      • Digital Inputs may be configured as High Frequency pulse inputs.
      • CFR21 security* including operator audit trail.
      • Data log "Batch" start/stop allows custom Batch data file name, file duration,            lot number and up to 3 comments as part of the file.
      • External Channel Input: The PR Series is configurable as a Master or Slave device with the number of external channels supported varying by model; PR10/20/30 support up to 24, 48 & 96 respectively. The external channels require Modbus RTU protocol over either the standard TCP/IP Ethernet port or the optional Serial RS232/485.hild PR Paperless recorder Plus 1 firmware Panel Studio
    • Plus 2 Firmware: fdc BPR Series PR Paperless recorder Plus 2 firmware Panel Studio x Includes Panel Studio development software to design custom display views that support animation. Typically a custom display provides a graphical representation of the application including digital and analog tags and values. The custom views are in addition to the standard views. A sample custom view is shown in the sample Display Views page.
    • Plus 3 Firmware: Brainchild PR Paperless recorder Plus 1 & 2 firmware Panel Studio x Combination of Plus 1 and Plus 2 features.

    * With the optional Plus 1 or 3 firmware with CFR21 security feature enabled, the PR Series meets the requirements for electronic data acquisition for CFR21 Part 11.

     

     

    PC Software Historical Viewer & Optional PR-Data Acquisition Studio

     

    The standard PC Software Historical Viewer provides a Data File Viewer and Configuration utilities while the optional PR-Data Acquisition Studio software provides additional features and connectivity directly to the PR Paperless Recorders via Serial Modbus or Ethernet TCP/IP.

    • Historical Viewer PC Software (standard): PR FDC FDC PR Paperless Recorders Historical Viewer/Configuration software provides capability to view, print, export (.csv) and archive PR Series data files imported via SD or USB cards as well as create and edit unit configurations to be downloaded back to the PR recorder.
    • PR-Data Acquisition Studio Software (optional): PR Paperless Recorder Observer FDC Data Acquisition Studio and the standard Observer Historical Viewer/Configuration software are combined in the optional PR-Data Acquisition Studio software. The PR-Data Acquisition Studio provides real time access from one to multiple PR units (2,048 tags) via LAN or serial Modbus and provides data logging function within the software at the PC. This software provides allows real time viewing of standard screen views from specific PR Paperless Recorders, to download data log files as well as download/upload configuration files via the LAN

    The PR-Data Acquisition Studio, as fee based software, requires a hardware dongle inserted into one of the PC's USB drives to function. Without the hardware dongle the software may be installed and run in for 1-hour intervals connected to PR Paperless Recorders.

    Both the Observer and PR-DAQ software may be downloaded from the

    Technical Support page

     

    PR Series Specification Summary

    • Electrical & Physical specifications including list of Analog Inputs and more
      • Except from User Manual on subject specifications click here
    • Touch Screen Display
      • High Resolution Display sizes: 4.3”, 5.6” and 12.1”.
      • Easy to use touch navigation.
      • Standard display views offer Trend, Digital, Bar Graph, combination of preceding three, an All View digital view and on the PR30 a Circular Chart depiction.
        • Click here for sample Display Views and here for panel mount        FDC adapter plates for the PR30 to replace legacy circular chart recorders.
      • Custom Display may be designed with firmware option Plus 2 or Plus 3; custom displays support animation. Typically a custom display view is used to provide a graphical representation of the application including digital and analog tags and values.
      • Supports 19-languages allowing international use with additional languages to be added.
      • Freehand Messages: operators can write a free hand message directly on the touch screen with a stylus or finger that may be saved to the data log file.
    • Data Logging, Events and Operator Audit Trail
      • Data Log all analog inputs and freehand messages.
      • Data files are encrypted. The encrypted files meet the requirement for FDA CFR21 part 11 and NADCAP AMS2750Es for electronic data files.
      • Data files may be exported directly from the PR Paperless Recorder as .csv files.
      • Data files may be viewed, printed and exported in .csv format from the standard PC Software Historical Viewer or optional PR-DAQ Extensive Software.
      • Free hand messaging may be entered directly on the touch screen via finger or stylus. Messages may be viewed, configured and saved as part of the data log file.
      • Data Log intervals are configurable by channel from 100ms to 2 minutes as well as to be logged as instant, average, minimum or maximum value since the last interval.
      • Events are logged (alarms, power up/down, etc.)
      • Data log start/stop configurable on system boot, DI as well as "Batch" logic (optional). "Batch" allows for custom Batch data file name, lot number and up to 3 comments as part of the file; requires optional Plus 1 or Plus 3 firmware.
      • Optional Plus 1 or Plus 3 firmware provides high frequency pulse inputs, Math (derived) channels, Batch operation for data logging and external channels via Modbus RTU or TCP protocols.
      • Operator audit trail is available with optional Plus 1 or Plus 3 firmware when CFR21 par 11 security is enabled.
    • Process Control Card PC201 Single Loop PID Module with Profile Ramp-Soak Capability
      • One PC201 card may be specified for PR10/20 (not PR30).
      • Analog Inputs:.
        • Analog Input #1 (primary): Universal Analog Input: T/C, RTD, linear mA, VDC, mV.
        • Analog Input #2: Linear mA, VDC, mV configurable for multiple functions including remote setpoint..
      • PID Control: one universal input with up to 4 control outputs.
        • Outputs #1 PID, Output #2 PID Cool or Profile Event, Outputs #3 & #4 alarm or profile event outputs.
        • Control Outputs: Relay 2A, SSRD, SSR 1A, linear mA and VDC.
        • 2-PID sets with 2nd enabled by a digital input (event input).
      • Ramp-Soak Profile offers:
        • up to 50 profiles each with up to 32 steps with 1,000 total steps.
        • Event Input configurable for multiple profile functions.
        • Configurable Holdback per step (guaranteed soak function).
      • Steady State Control (when not profiling) offers:
        • soft start ramp and dwell timer.
        • 2nd pre-configured primary Setpoint enabled by a digital input (event input).
        • Analog Input #2 configurable as Remote Setpoint input. Utilizing the event input may switch between local and remote setpoint. (2nd analog input has other configurable functions, refer to the PC201 manual)..
    • Modular Design
      • The modular I/O design allows you to specify the I/O you need now and expand the unit’s capabilities in the future.
      • The number of digital input (DI), digital output (DO) and analog retransmission (AO) outputs varies by the model’s number of available card slots with each slot accepting an analog input, digital I/O or AO card with each card offering up to 6 inputs or outputs. The PR10/20/30 offer 3, 4 & 16 slots respectively.
      • The 3 and 6 channel universal analog input cards offer 24-bit resolution for T/C, RTD, mv, VDC and mA inputs all supporting easy field calibration features.
      • The DI/DO and AO modules are available in combinations of 6 functions per module as well as combinations of two of the three.
      • High Frequency Pulse inputs: the standard DI modules may be configured as high frequency pulse inputs with the optional firmware Plus 1 & Plus 3.
      • Analog and Digital Input Scan Rate: 100ms for all Analog and Digital inputs.
      • Security Key is provided to lock the front access door.
      • Optional portable mount for all models.
      • Click here for graphic representations of the PR Series Modular Hardware Design.
    • Security
      • Software: Standard Security provides one user group and password to limit access to Config, Data Dump, Clear Data and Operate with additional limitations to be added.
      • Software: Firmware Plus 1 and 3 offer CFR21 part 11 Security feature that when enabled provide the following:
        • Operator Audit Trail
        • 9-user groups
        • 30 users / passwords
        • password aging
        • auto log out
      • Hardware: Security Key is provided to lock the front access door.
    • Functionality
      • IP65 front panel
      • Ethernet, SD slot and USB ports are standard with serial modbus RS232/422/485 optional.
      • Data logging:
        • operator free-hand messages directly on the touch screen may be saved to the data file
        • with optional Plus 1 & Plus 3 firmware supports Batch file creation for Data logging.
      • Convenient report creation.
      • Direct Output to Printers (PCL 4/5/6 protocol) via USB port as well as to network printers via the Ethernet port..
      • Custom display views that support animation is offered with the Plus 2 & Plus 3 firmware options.
      • AMS2750E: all versions of firmware meet AMS2750E requirements for electronic data files, accuracy and field calibration. Accuracy requirements are limited to analog input T/C types J, K, T, N, U, L, P and RTD..
      • CFR21 part 11 Security feature (optional Firmware Plus 1 and Plus 3) provides features meeting FDA requirements for pharmaceutical industry, CFR21 part 11 including operator audit trail.
    • LAN Connectivity
      • Web Server provides browser based real-time monitoring of all channels, views, events, etc.
      • email upon alarm / event
      • External channels accessed via the PR Series Serial Modbus RTU or TCP may be monitored, logged, etc.with optional firmware Plus 1 or 3. The number of external channels varies by model with PR10/20/30 supporting up to 24, 48 & 96 respectively. The external channels are viewable via the Web Server.
      • PR clock synchronization via network connection (LAN).
      • PC based 3rd party or the optional Extended Software Data Acquisition Studio connectivity via serial Modbus RTU or TCP/IP.
      • Click here for graphics reviewing LAN & Communication features.
    • PC Software
      • Historical Viewer PC Software (standard): PR Paperless Recorder Observer FDC Viewer/Configuration software provides capability to view, print, export (.csv) and archive PR Series data files as well as create and edit unit configurations to be downloaded to the PR recorder.
      • PR-Data Acquisition Studio (optional): FDC PR Paperless Recorder Observer FDC Data Acquisition Studio and the standard Observer Historical Viewer/Configuration software are combined in the optional PR-Data Acquisition Studio software with the following features.
        • Real time access to PR units (2,048 tags) via serial Modbus RTU or Ethernet TCP/IP (LAN).
        • Real time viewing of standard screen views. The screen views shown on the PC are similar to viewing the data locally at the PR Paperless Recorder
        • Supports data logging function at the PC.
        • Download data log and configuration files from the PR over the network eliminating the need to download at the recorder via SD or USB card..
    • Agency Approvals
      • UL* / cUL* / CE* / RoHS
        • PR30 12.1" is not UL/ cUL or CE compliant for all emissions

     

    How PR Series assists in Regulatory, HACCP and JCAHO Compliance

     

    CFR21 Part 11 and NADCAP AMS 2750E Requirements

    The PR Paperless Recorder meets the requirements for:

    • CFR21 part 11 (optional with firmware Plus version 1 & 3) typically required for pharmaceutical applications.
    • NADCAP AMS2750E including electronic data acquisition files, accuracy and field calibration typically required for heat treating applications.

    HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points)

    The PR Paperless Recorder provides a manner to easily incorporate data logging, alarm management, LAN connectivity and more to a process utilizing HACCP protocols.

     

    JCAHO Standards TS.03.01.01 and TS.03.02.01 (Medical Tissue Storage):

    The PR Paperless Recorder embedded data logging, alarm management, LAN connectivity and operator audit trail provides an efficient and effective manner to comply with the JCAHO standards to record tissue storage temperatures. The appliance manufacturer provides the appropriate battery back-up as required.

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