Case IH AFS Pro 600 Display Setup for Raven Controller

Case IH AFS Pro 600 Display
Setup for Raven Controller
This document will guide you through how to
set up your AFS Pro 600 display to drive a
Raven Variable Rate Control System through
its serial (RS-232) interface.
AFS Pro 600 Raven Control
Table Of Contents
ƒ Hardware/Software Requirements
ƒ Step 1: Assign Com Ports
ƒ Step 2: Set Up Raven Options
ƒ Step 3: Add Raven Run Screen Windows to Layout
ƒ Step 4: Implement Setup
ƒ Step 5: Work Condition and Layer Assignment
ƒ Product Setup
ƒ Prescription Setup
ƒ GPS Offsets
ƒ Work State
ƒ Mapping Coverage and As-Applied Data
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Hardware/Software Requirements
The following hardware requirements must be met for the
AFS Pro 600 Display to properly communicate with the
Raven Variable Rate Control System
ƒ AFS Pro 600
o Required Software Install
¾ Raven Controller (16.2.0.0)
¾ Com3 Manager (16.2.0.0)
¾ As Applied (16.2.0.0)
¾ Precision Farming (16.3.0.0)
¾ Generic Tractor (16.2.0.0) or Large Tractor (16.1.0.0)
¾ Framework (16.4.0.0)
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ƒ AFS Pro 600
o Hardware Install
¾ Com Port Adapter
ƒ This breaks out Com Ports A and B on the AFS Pro 600 Display and
provides proper connection and grounding for communication with the
Raven System
ƒ (PN 87732647) for existing AFS Pro 600-compatible tractor harnesses
ƒ (PN 87735690) for tractors without AFS Pro 600-compatible harness
ƒ <<<Insert Picture(s) of Com Port Adapter on Pro 600>>>
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ƒ Raven Variable-Rate Control System
o Supported models include:
¾ SCS 100 Series: 440/450/460/660 and other variants
¾ SCS 1000 Series: 4000/4400/4600/5000 and other variants
o System must have serial (RS-232) interface
¾ Null Modem Serial Cable required for connection between AFS Pro
600 Display and Raven Controller Display
ƒ SCS 100 Series: Raven P/N 115-0159-822
ƒ SCS 10000 Series: Raven P/N 115-0171-395
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ƒ Raven 4400/4600 Special Settings
o All settings are found under Data Menu -> Serial.
¾ The “Data Direct” setting must be set to “Pass Data Through
Communications Port”
¾ “Variable Rate Control” must be enabled.
¾ Also unlike other controllers the “Trigger Units” and “Trigger Value”
have to be set before “Data Logger” can be turned on.
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Display Software Setup
Step 1: Assign Com Ports
ƒ Go to Toolbox>3rdCtrl
o If Raven System is connected to Com A (RS-232 port integrated
into main connector) select “Raven Controller” from the pulldown list for Com A
o If Raven System is connected to Com B (RS-232 9-pin port on
bottom of display) select “Raven Controller from the pull-down
list for Com B
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Display Software Setup
Step 2: Setup Raven Options
ƒ Go to Toolbox>Raven
o Control Channel: If only one Raven System is installed, there will only
be one option. The letter before “Raven SCS” indicates the Com Port of
the system that you are configuring. The options selected on this page
correspond only to the single Raven System selected in this window. If
you are controlling two Raven Systems, each will have its own
configuration.
o Area Unit: This is the area units (SI - hectares, TU – 1000 sq. ft, US -
acres) that the Raven System is set to use. This setting must match the
setting on the Raven System or it will not work properly.
o Valve: This is the valve that the Raven System uses. There are different
control requirements for Standard and Fast Close valves so make sure
this setting matches the Raven System.
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Step 2 continued: Setup Raven Options
o SCS Series: Select the correct series from the pull-down list to match
the Raven System. There are communication interface differences
between series so it is important to select the correct series.
o Use Work State: “Yes” for this option uses the Pro 600 Work State
(Work Control) to control application rate. For information on Work
Control, click here.
¾ When the work state is “Off”, the Raven System is “shut off” by sending a
“zero” application rate. For Raven Systems with standard valves, this zero
rate will not actually force it to zero application rate. Instead, the Raven
System will beep to indicate that the master should be shut off.
¾ When the work state is “On”, the system sends the normal application rate,
which should be executed by the Raven System regardless of valve type.
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Step 2 continued: Setup Raven Options
o Product Form: Depending on the type of Raven System
selected, there are up to 3 product forms available. The
product form selected should match the product form that the
Raven System is set for. (Liquid, Granular, Other, None). The
“Other” product form is any non-granular product applied in
lb/ac or kg/ha.
o Look Ahead: This is the typical time it takes for the Raven
System to transition to a new rate after receiving a rate change
command. This number is important when prescriptions are
used so rate changes happen at prescriptions boundaries and
not after the boom has crossed a prescription boundary.
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Step 2 continued: Setup Raven Options
o Number of Booms: This is the number of booms that the Raven System
is set up to control. Make sure this number matches the Raven System
or it will not function correctly.
o Section/Boom Offsets: These are measured from the reference point to
the section. Sections should be set up from left to right. Section 1 is
the left-most section (looking in forward direction of motion). Section 2
should be adjacent to Section 1 and so on. [Additional GPS Offset Info]
¾ Forward Offset is the distance from the reference point to the front of the
section. Forward offset is aligned with the forward direction of motion. If the
section is aft (behind) the reference point, this number will be negative (-).
¾ Right Offset is the distance from the reference point to the left edge of the
section (not the center). Right offset is aligned perpendicular to the forward
direction of motion. If the left edge of the section is right (looking in forward
direction of motion) of the reference point, this number will be positive (+).
o Boom Width: The boom widths are read directly from the Raven
System. These are not settable in the Pro 600 display and must be
configured correctly in the Raven System.
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Display Software Setup
(Raven Setup)
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Display Software Setup
(Raven Setup)
Section is 15 ft
behind the
reference point
This is the left edge
of the section,
not the center
Section widths
and status are
read from the
controller
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Display Software Setup
(Raven Run Screen Windows)
ƒ Step 3: Add Raven Run-Screen Windows (Toolbox>Layout)
o Example “A:Raven Set 1”
o “A:” – Denotes Com Port that Raven is connected to
o “1/2/3” – Denotes which product the window is for
¾ Raven 100 Series (440, 450, 660 etc.) have single product control only—run screen
windows for products 2 and 3 will not apply
o Master – Raven Master
¾ This does not actually control the Raven Master. For Standard Valve Systems the Pro 600
Display sends a rate of 0.1 to the Raven Controller when the Master Button is off (Raven
System will beep, but will not go the 0.1 rate). For Fast Close Valve Systems the Pro 600
Display sends a 0.0 rate to the Raven Controller when the Master Button is off, which
effectively shuts it off.
¾ A black “On” button indicates the master is on. A gray “On” button indicates the master is
off.
o Set Rate – Raven Set
¾ This window shows the set application rate for the product being applied.
¾ Touching the rate window brings up the rate control screen.
o Actual Rate – Raven Act
¾ This window shows the actual application rate as reported by the Raven System.
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Display Software Setup
(As-Applied Run Screen Windows)
ƒ Add As-Applied Run-Screen Windows as needed (Toolbox>Layout)
o There are seven available product layers. For each one, you can display the
amount of product applied, the average rate for the product applied, and the area
for the product applied.
o Product Amount Applied
¾ This is the total amount of product applied for the current task. This is calculated based on
the actual application rate and the section widths of the active sections while in-work. This
means that if a section is turned off, no product amount applied is accumulated for that
section.
o Product Area Applied
¾ This is the area on which the product is applied for the current task. This is calculated
based on the section widths of the active sections while in-work. This means that if a
section is turned off, no product area is accumulated for that section. This is different from
the task area, which calculates area based on implement width only when in-work and does
not take into account sections that may be turned off.
o Product Average Rate
¾ This is the average rate at which the product has been applied for the current task. This is
calculated from the Product Amount Applied and the Product Area Applied.
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Display Software Setup
(Run Screen Layout)
Layout
Selection List
Actual Rate
Master
Set Rate
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Display Software Setup
(Run Screen Layout)
Run Screen 1
Layout
Master
Set Rate
Actual Rate
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Display Software Setup
(Run Screen: Master On)
Run Screen 1
Master
ON = Black
Set Rate
Actual Rate
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Display Software Setup
(Run Screen: Master Off)
Run Screen 1
Master
OFF = Gray
Set Rate
Actual Rate
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Display Software Setup
(Rate Control Screen)
Rate Control
Screen
Current Rate
Default
Product Rate
(Red Line)
Escape Button:
Reject Changes
Minimum
Product Rate
Maximum
Product Rate
Product
Delta Rate
Resets Controller to
Default Product Rate
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Controller On/Off
Black = ON Gray = OFF
Enter Button:
Accept Changes
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Display Software Setup
(Implement Setup)
ƒ Step 4: Implement Setup
o In order to log and map as-applied data, an implement must be set up.
o Go to Toolbox>Impl to create or edit implements.
o Create a new implement that matches the implement used with the
Raven System.
o Implement Width – The total structural width of the implement.
o Swath Width – The width of the implement that actually performs work.
o Implement Offset – The distance the center of the implement is offset
from the center of the vehicle (Right = +, Left = -).
o Max Steer Angle – The maximum angle that the vehicle can turn with
the implement installed. This is used for autoguidance and does not
apply otherwise.
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Display Software Setup
(Implement Setup)
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Display Software Setup
(Work Condition and Layer Assignment)
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Step 5: Work Condition and Layer Assignment
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Work Condition
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An item under each implement that is used to store and recall settings. Set up implement
before setting up work condition.
o
For the Raven System, only the layer (product) assignment is stored by work condition.
o
Without a layer assignment, you won’t be able to control the Raven System with the Pro 600.
Layer Assigment
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Layer assignment is where the application controllers are matched with products.
o
For product setup information, click here.
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Go to Work Condition>Layer. From this screen, a new work condition (and layer assignment)
can be created.
o
Press the Work Condition window and select “New”. Give the new work condition an appropriate
name.
o
In Layer 1, select the Raven Controller (A:Raven – 1). Raven Controllers 2 and 3 only apply
when using a 4000 or 5000 series system that has multi-product control.
o
In Product 1, select the product that will be applied. Products are filtered based on the product
form of the controller. A “liquid” controller can only be assigned to “liquid” products.
o
For multi-product systems, assign products to all utilized controllers.
o
After data is collected against a work condition, the controller layer assignment is locked. To
change controller assignments, you have to create a new work condition.
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Display Software Setup
(Work Condition and Layer Assignment)
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Display Software Setup
(Layer Assignment Screen)
Layer Assignment
Screen
Work Condition
Product Assigned
Rate Controller
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Display Software Setup
(Layer Assignment Screen)
Controller Selection
List
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Raven Controller
Product 1
Com Port A
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Display Software Setup
(Product Setup)
ƒ Go to Toolbox>Product
ƒ Products define the products that are applied, which allows tracking of data by
product.
ƒ They also define information used by controllers for application:
o Product Form – The product is either liquid (gal/ac), granular (lb/ac), seed
(ksds/ac), bulk seed (lb/ac), plant (plants/ac), or other (lb/ac).
o Default Application Rate – The default application rate that a controller uses when
the product is assigned. Pressing the Units Button in this window allows the
application rate units to be changed.
o Minimum Application Rate – The minimum application rate that a controller uses
when the product is assigned. The controller cannot be set below the minimum
rate (unless it is shut off).
o Maximum Application Rate – The maximum application rate that a controller uses
when the product is assigned. The controller cannot be set above the maximum
rate.
o Delta Application Rate – The amount the application rate will change when the
application rate is incremented or decremented.
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Display Software Setup
(Product Setup)
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Other Product Information
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Product Usage – Defines how the product is used. This only applies to liquid, granular, and
other product forms.
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Crop – Product crop type for Seed, Bulk Seed, and Plant products.
o
Package Size – The size of the product’s container or package. This allows tracking of product
usage by package in the summary screens.
o
Product Density – The density of the product. Press the Units Button to select a new density
unit.
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Unit Density – Visible only for seed or plant products. This density allows you to set the number
of units (seeds or plants) per pound. Since package size for seed/plant is in pounds, this allows
a conversion from ksds (or plants) to packages.
o
EPA Number – The Environmental Protection Agency’s number designation for the product.
o
Manufacturer – The manufacturer of the product.
o
Restricted Use – Indicates whether the product is a restricted use chemical.
o
Posting Required – Indicates whether posting is required after the product is applied.
o
Buffer Distance – Indicates the required buffer distance when applying the product.
o
Max Wind Speed – Indicates the maximum wind speed allowed for product application.
o
Mixture – Indicates whether the product is a mixture of other products. If the product is a
mixture, additional windows will display that define the number of products in the mixture, the
ingredient products, and the ingredient amounts.
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Display Software Setup
(Product Setup: Top of Screen)
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Display Software Setup
(Product Setup: Bottom of Screen)
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Display Software Setup
(Product Setup: Seed)
Unit Density
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Display Software Setup
(Prescription Setup)
ƒ Go to Performance>Rx Setup
ƒ Prescription selection is similar to layer assignment. Select the prescription that will
be used to set the controller rate.
o Data map will show the prescription polygons on the map according to map setup
options (color or outline). The prescription will only be shown in the controller
layer, not the coverage map.
o Prescriptions are only available by field. Make sure you select the right grower,
farm, and field.
o Prescription product type must match controller product type. You cannot select
“granular” prescriptions for a “liquid” controller.
o Prescriptions for the Pro 600 Display (Voyager 2) can be created with Case IH AFS
Desktop Software Version 7.0 or later.
¾ Use Device Setup Utility in the Desktop Software to export growers, farms, fields, field
boundaries, products, and prescriptions.
o Rate Control Window can still be used to adjust controller rate. Rx Button will be
gray to indicate controller is using manual rate (black = prescription control).
Controller will return to prescription at next prescription polygon or when Rx
button is pressed.
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Display Software Setup
(Prescription Setup)
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Display Software Setup
(Prescription Setup)
Press here to
select prescription
Rate Controller
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Display Software Setup
(Prescription Map: Color)
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Display Software Setup
(Prescription Map: Outline)
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Display Software Setup
(Run Screens with Prescription)
Rx Button indicates controller
is running a prescription
Black = Prescription Active
Gray = Prescription Not Active
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GPS Offsets
ƒ For GPS Offset
o Measure from Reference
Point to GPS Receiver
o If GPS Receiver is ahead of
Reference Point, Forward
Offset is Positive (+)
Reference Point, Right
Offset is Positive (+)
o GPS Height Offset is height
of GPS Receiver above the
ground
+ FORWARD AXIS -
o If GPS Receiver is right of
GPS
Receiver
Transmission
Axle Center
- RIGHT AXIS +
Reference Point
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GPS Offsets
ƒ For As-Applied (Section) Offsets
o Measure from Vehicle Reference Point to Section Reference
Point
o Section Reference Point is the left edge of the section (not the
center of the section)
o If Section Reference Point is behind the Vehicle Reference Point,
Forward Offset is Negative (-)
o If Section Reference Point is right of the Vehicle Reference
Point, Right Offset is Positive (+)
o Note: The system does not project ahead of the GPS receiver.
This means that the forward-most possible section offset should
not be ahead of the GPS Receiver. If the section offset is ahead
of the GPS Receiver, the section will function as if it is at the
same point (forward) as the GPS receiver.
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- RIGHT AXIS +
Section 1
Offset Point
Reference
Point
- FORWARD AXIS +
GPS Offsets
Section 3
Offset Point
Section 2
Offset Point
Section 4
Offset Point
Section 1
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Section 2
Section 3
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GPS Offsets (Example)
ƒ GPS Offset (Reference Point to GPS Receiver)
o Forward: +72 inches
o Right: 0 inches
o Height: +133 inches
ƒ Section Offsets (Reference Point to Section)
o Forward Offset (All Sections): -240 inches
o Right Offsets
¾ Section 1: -240 inches
¾ Section 2: -120 inches
¾ Section 3: 0 inches
¾ Section 4: +120 inches
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Work State
ƒ Work Control “On” defines that the system is “inwork”. This will turn mapping on and the Pro 600
Display will map coverage and as-applied data.
ƒ Work Control “Off” defines that the system is “out-ofwork”. The Pro 600 Display will not map coverage or
as-applied data if the Work Control is “Off”.
o Add Work Control Run Window as described in
(Run Screen Windows).
ƒ Soft Switch run screen is a more efficient way to
control work state. Black indicates “in-work”. Gray
indicates “out-of-work”.
o Add Soft Switch Run Window as described in
(Run Screen Windows).
o Go to Toolbox>3rdCtrl to enable the Soft Switch as
the control option.
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Work State
Enable
Soft Switch
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Mapping Coverage and As-Applied Data
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Press Layer Button to show layer options
o
o
Data Type – This selects the layer of data you want to map
¾
Coverage
¾
Application Layers by Controller
Zoom – There are three ways to zoom data
¾
Field – Zooms to all data contained in the field
¾
Auto – Zooms to all data contained in the field plus current location of vehicle
¾
Manual – User configurable zoom level that shows the vehicle and surrounding area (pans coverage as vehicle
moves).
o
Bound – If the current field has a boundary, “On” will show the boundary, “Off” will remove
boundary from the map.
o
Marks – If there are field markers within the field, “On” will show the field marks, “Off” will
remove field marks from the map.
o
Data Style – For As-Applied Data, “Color” will show the data according to the legend, “Gray” will
show all data as gray coverage data, “Off” will remove the coverage data from the map.
o
Rx Style – If a prescription is being used, “Color” will show prescription polygons as filled
polygons colored according to the legend, “Outline” will show prescription polygons only as
outlines, “Off” will remove the prescription from the map.
o
Obstacles – If there are obstacles within the field, “On” will show the obstacles, “Off” will remove
the obstacles from the map.
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Mapping Coverage and As-Applied Data
Layer Button
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Mapping Coverage and As-Applied Data
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Mapping Coverage and As-Applied Data
ƒ When map data is being shown for a variable rate controller, it is
colored according to the product legend.
ƒ Press the Legend Button to bring up the product legend. Legend
rates can be changed, but legend colors cannot be changed.
o Legends are defaulted based on the product definition.
o Legend changes are saved by product. Different products will
have different legends.
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Mapping Coverage and As-Applied Data
Indicates controller and
application rate units
Zoom In/Zoom Out Buttons—
Only available for Manual Zoom
Legend Button
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Mapping Coverage and As-Applied Data
(Map Legend)
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