Touch Screen Water Control System for Concrete Production Hydro-Control VI THE ORIGINAL – THE LEADERS – THE BEST Hydro-Control VI Intuitive Touch Screen Water Control System The Hydro-Control VI is a stand alone unit designed for moisture control in concrete production. It can be connected to a control system via an RS232 serial link to allow the transfer of mix cycle information and remote recipe selection. A USB memory stick can be used to update the unit. Designed for simplicity of use and integration, the colour display clearly indicates the mix cycle status with a continuous graphical display of moisture content. The touch screen interface completes the intuitive look and feel of the unit. A choice of water addition modes ensure optimum performance is achieved for all recipes. Features • Compact and powerful - suitable for all mixer applications • Intuitive 8.4” LCD colour display touch screen • Remote connection for diagnostics and support • Direct replacement for Hydro-Control V units • Easy to read display provides continuous graphical display of moisture and mix cycle status. Mix log, sensor diagnostics and many other selectable screens • Versatile with selectable control modes for controlling water addition into the mixer. Enables the most suitable mode to be selected for any given mix recipe • Enhanced mix information enabling detailed mix analysis • Direct communication - links to the Hydronix moisture sensors for mixers • System integration - RS232 communication allows setting and reading of recipe number and data from the main control system, or simple installation using the inputs/outputs included in the unit • Supports addition of weighed water Easy Data Management Upgrade, Backup and Restore via USB Typical Installation RS232 Recipe Selection (or by digital I/O) Fine On/Off Coarse On/Off Water Meter Digital Outputs Counts Litres / Gallons Digital Inputs Hydro-Control VI Batch Controller RS485 Hydro-Mix or Hydro-Probe Orbiter Sensor Digital Inputs: Start/Resume, Cement In, Pause/Reset, Water Meter Pulse Input, Water Tank Full, Optional 8 inputs for recipe selection Digital Outputs: Coarse Water (switches on the coarse valve), Fine Water (switches on the fine valve), Admix, Prewet Done, Mix Complete, Alarm, Water Tank Fill Connectivity Hydro-Control to Hydronix Sensor Connection Provides a complete system to control moisture in a mixing application Modes of Operation AUTO Mode: This is the simplest operating mode and is designed to progressively add water until a target moisture has been achieved. Intuitive and easy to configure parameters ensure that water is added as required. Speed and accuracy of AUTO Mode are not affected by variable batch weights. CALC Mode: This mode calculates the water required to be added to a mixer based on a moisture value taken from the dry materials in the mixer. CALC Mode enables water to be added in a “single shot” at the maximum rate. CALC Mode offers complete flexibility in moisture and homogeneity control even when the flow rate is variable. AUTO Mode Function CALC Mode Function Progressive water addition “Single shot” water addition www.hydronix.com Technical Information Construction Sensor Connection USB Connections Body: Stainless Steel A Hydro-Mix or Hydro-Probe Orbiter sensor from Hydronix can be connected to the HydroControl by two twisted pairs (4 cores total) screened (shielded) cable with 22 AWG, 0.35mm2 conductors suitable for up to 100m. Connections for USB memory sticks to enable recipe backup and restore and mix log data backup. Touch Screen: 8.4” LCD colour display Computer Operating System Windows XP Embedded Input /Output Modules Fixing 7 digital output modules and 5 digital input modules are provided. Standard configurations for 110VAC or 24V DC units are available, or these can be customised to your specification. The unit can be installed in an operator panel or in the Hydronix Steel Enclosure. Power Supply 24V DC 1.25A (30W) to power the HydroControl and sensor if attached. Power for field devices must be provided from a separate supply. Optional Expansion Board Required for weighed water or non-RS232 remote recipe selection. 8 inputs for discrete, binary or BCD remote recipe selection plus a further analogue input to enable weighed water functionality. Communications RS232 connection to the batch control system for recipe updates and control commands. Recipes Up to 32,000 Backward Compatibility The Hydro-Control VI is backward compatible with Hydro-Control V (HC05) units. Safety Certification Meets the requirements of IEC/EN 61010-1 : 2001 and ANSI/UL 61010-1 Second Edition. Operating Temperature 0-40 degrees C. Additional analogue input and outputs for future upgrade path. RS485 communication with the mixer sensor. Ethernet port. 84mm (3.54 inches) 190mm (7.48 inches) 400mm 15.78 inches Steel Enclosure (Optional) 400mm 15.78 inches 2 200mm 7 8 inches 7.87 Head Office - United Kingdom: Tel: +44 (0)1483 468900 Fax: +44 (0)1483 468919 246mm (9.69 inches) 78mm (3.31 inches) Part Number Description HC06-110V Hydro-Control VI - 110V input/output configuration, requires 24VDC power HC06-24V Hydro-Control VI - 24V input/output configuration, requires 24VDC power HC06C Hydro-Control VI - Custom input/output configuration, requires 24VDC power 0116 Power Supply 30 Watt (powers Hydro-Control and connected Hydronix sensor) 0180 Hydro-Control VI Expansion Board (required for weighed water and digital recipe selection) 6017 Wall Mounting Enclosure for Hydro-Control Unit IP66 (NEMA4) 0175 Panel Mount USB Socket 0176 Replacement System CF Card 0177 Replacement Data Storage Card 0179 Additional Touchscreen Protective Layer C6EW 4 Year extended warranty option Email: [email protected] Central Europe & Southern Africa: Tel: + 49 2563 4858 France: Tel: + 33 (0) 652 04 89 04 America, Spain & Portugal: Tel: 888-887-4884 (toll free) or +1 231-439-5000 www.hydronix.com SL0018 1.1.0 Information given is correct at the time of publication. Hydronix reserve the right to modify and change the specification as deemed appropriate without notification. Hydronix, Hydro-View, Hydro-Probe, Hydro-Mix and Hydro-Control are Trade Marks of Hydronix Limited.