Platinum User Guide Precision Mode
Platinum Plus, Junior, XL, and Junior XL
Controllers
User Manual (Precision)
P/N: 110016
Warranty & Limitation of Liability
1. ROTEM warrants that the product shall be free of defects in materials or workmanship and will
conform to the technical specification for a period of 1 (one) year from the date of initial
installation on site (the "warranty period").
2. ROTEM warrants that during said warranty period, any item/items or part/parts of equipment
found defective with respect to materials or workmanship or which do not conform to the technical
specification shall be repaired or replaced (at ROTEM's sole discretion), free of charge.
3. During the warranty period, in the event of an alleged defect, authorized resellers in relevant
regions should be notified as soon as possible from the date of noticing the said defect, but no
longer than thirty (30) days from such a discovery. The report shall include (1) a short description
of the defects noticed (2) type of card / component and its matching serial number.
4. ROTEM's sole liability under this warranty is the repair or replacement of the defective item of
product.
5. Load cells are not covered by ROTEM’s warranty.
Conditions and Limitations
1. ROTEM will not be responsible for any labor costs or expenses associated with replacement of
defective items or other parts of the product or repair.
2. This warranty shall not cover: (i) product or part therein which has been modified (without prior
written approval of ROTEM), or (ii) product or part therein which has not handled or installed by
an authorized reseller of ROTEM or (iii) product or part therein which has either handled or
installed not in strict accordance with ROTEM's instructions, (iv) products which were used for
function other than agriculture industry.
3. This warranty will not apply in the following cases: (i) if all components of the product are not
originally supplied by ROTEM (ii) the defect is the result of an act of nature, lighting strikes,
electrical power surge or interruption of electricity (iii) the defect is the result of accident, misuse,
abuse, alteration, neglect, improper or unauthorized maintenance or repair.
ROTEM warns and alerts all users that the Product is inherently complex and may not be
completely free of errors. ROTEM's products are designed and manufactured to provide reliable
operation. Strict tests and quality control procedures are applied to every product. However, the
possibility that something may fail beyond our control exists. Since these products are designed
to operate climate control and other systems in confined livestock environments, where failure
may cause severe damage, the user should provide adequate backup and alarm systems. These
are to operate critical systems even in case of a ROTEM system failure. Neglecting to provide
such a backup will be regarded as the user’s willingness to accept the risk of loss, injury and
financial damage.
In no event will ROTEM be liable to a user or any third party for any direct, indirect, special,
consequential or incidental damages, including but not limited to any damage or injury to
business earnings, lost profits or goodwill, personal injury, costs of delay, any failure of delivery,
costs of lost or damaged data or documentation, lost or damaged products or goods, lost sales,
lost orders, lost income.
Except for the above express warranty, ROTEM makes no other warranties, express or implied,
relating to the products. ROTEM disclaims and excludes the implied warranties of merchantability
and fitness for a particular purpose. No person is authorized to make any other warranty or
representation concerning the performance of the products other than as provided by ROTEM.
Software Version:
Document Version:
3.0X, 4.0X
3.2
TABLE OF CONTENTS
1
Front Matter .................................................................................................. 7
1.1
1.2
1.3
1.4
2
Introduction ........................................................................................................................ 7
Conventions ....................................................................................................................... 7
Contact Information........................................................................................................... 7
Document Information ...................................................................................................... 7
Introduction to Precision Mode................................................................... 9
2.1
Precision Ventilation - A Quick Look............................................................................... 9
2.2
Units .................................................................................................................................. 10
2.3
Front Panel ....................................................................................................................... 11
2.3.1 Keypad.......................................................................................................................... 12
2.3.2 Relay Switches ............................................................................................................. 12
2.3.3 Hot Screens .................................................................................................................. 13
2.3.4 Standard Display .......................................................................................................... 14
2.3.5 Main Menu Icons .......................................................................................................... 16
2.4
Version History ................................................................................................................ 16
3
Control Menu .............................................................................................. 18
3.1
Temperature Curve .......................................................................................................... 18
3.1.1 Temperature Curve Help | Set Definitions .................................................................... 19
3.1.2 Radiant Heaters Help | Set Definitions ......................................................................... 20
3.1.3 Variable Heater Help | Set Definitions .......................................................................... 21
3.2
Humidity Treatment ......................................................................................................... 22
3.2.1 Humidity Treatment Help | Set Definitions ................................................................... 23
3.3
CO2 Treatment ................................................................................................................. 23
3.3.1 CO2 Treatment Help | Set Definitions .......................................................................... 24
3.4
Min/Max Level .................................................................................................................. 25
3.4.1 By Day and By Days Curve .......................................................................................... 25
3.4.2 By Time......................................................................................................................... 26
3.4.3 Day Soft Min. ................................................................................................................ 26
3.4.4 By Weight ..................................................................................................................... 27
3.5
Static Pressure................................................................................................................. 30
3.5.1 Disabling the Static Pressure Sensor ........................................................................... 30
3.5.2 Static Pressure Help | Set Definitions........................................................................... 31
3.6
Control Mode.................................................................................................................... 32
3.7
System Parameters ......................................................................................................... 32
4
Device Menu ............................................................................................... 33
4.1
Levels of Ventilation ........................................................................................................ 34
4.1.1 Levels of Ventilation Help | Set Definitions ................................................................... 35
4.2
Variable Speed Fan Levels ............................................................................................. 36
4.3
Vent & Curtain Levels...................................................................................................... 36
4.3.1 Vent & Curtain Levels Help | Set Definitions ................................................................ 37
4.4
Stir Fan Levels ................................................................................................................. 38
4.5
Stir Fan Program .............................................................................................................. 39
4.5.1 Stir Fan Program Help | Set Definitions Version 4.05 and Above ................................ 40
4.5.2 Stir Fan Program Help | Set Definitions Version 4.03 and Below ................................ 41
4.6
Cool Pad ........................................................................................................................... 42
4.6.1 Cool Pad Help | Set Definitions .................................................................................... 43
4.7
Foggers ............................................................................................................................. 44
4.7.1 Foggers Help | Set Definitions ...................................................................................... 45
4.8
Light .................................................................................................................................. 45
4.8.1 Light Help | Set Definitions ........................................................................................... 47
4.9
Water & Feed .................................................................................................................... 48
4.10 Extra Systems .................................................................................................................. 49
4.11 Emergency Setting .......................................................................................................... 50
4.11.1 Emergency Setting Help | Set Definitions .................................................................... 51
4.12 Water on Demand ............................................................................................................ 52
5
Manage Menu ............................................................................................. 53
5.1
Bird Inventory .................................................................................................................. 53
5.2
Feed Inventory ................................................................................................................. 53
5.2.1 Feed Inventory Help | Set Definitions ........................................................................... 54
5.3
Time & Date ...................................................................................................................... 55
5.4
Growth Day & Flock......................................................................................................... 55
5.5
Alarm Setting ................................................................................................................... 55
5.5.1 Alarm Setting Help | Set Definitions ............................................................................. 57
5.6
Alarm Reset ...................................................................................................................... 58
5.7
Fail Safe Setting ............................................................................................................... 59
5.8
Password .......................................................................................................................... 59
5.9
Relay Current ................................................................................................................... 60
6
Scale Menu ................................................................................................. 61
6.1
Scale Layout ..................................................................................................................... 61
6.2
General Settings .............................................................................................................. 61
6.2.1 General Settings Help | Set Definitions ........................................................................ 62
6.3
Bird Scale Setting ............................................................................................................ 62
6.4
Feed Bin Setting .............................................................................................................. 63
6.5
Bird Curve ........................................................................................................................ 64
6.6
History .............................................................................................................................. 64
6.7
Feed Conversion .............................................................................................................. 65
6.8
Test.................................................................................................................................... 65
6.9
Calibration ........................................................................................................................ 66
6.9.1 Scale Calibration .......................................................................................................... 66
6.9.2 Feed Bin Calibration ..................................................................................................... 67
7
History Menu .............................................................................................. 68
7.1
7.2
7.3
7.4
7.5
7.6
7.7
7.8
7.9
7.10
7.11
7.12
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Temperature ..................................................................................................................... 68
Humidity ........................................................................................................................... 68
CO2.................................................................................................................................... 68
Water ................................................................................................................................. 69
Feed .................................................................................................................................. 69
Mortality ............................................................................................................................ 69
Heaters .............................................................................................................................. 69
Radiant Heaters ............................................................................................................... 69
Alarms ............................................................................................................................... 69
Table of Events ................................................................................................................ 70
History View ..................................................................................................................... 70
Power Consumption ........................................................................................................ 70
Test Menu ................................................................................................... 71
8.1
Switches & Relays ........................................................................................................... 71
8.2
8.3
8.4
8.5
8.6
8.7
8.8
8.9
8.10
9
Switches & Relays Extension ......................................................................................... 72
Alarm ................................................................................................................................. 72
Analog Sensors ............................................................................................................... 72
Digital Sensors................................................................................................................. 73
Analog Output .................................................................................................................. 73
Static Pressure................................................................................................................. 73
Communication................................................................................................................ 74
Hardware Checklist ......................................................................................................... 74
Emergency Status ........................................................................................................... 74
Service Menu .............................................................................................. 75
9.1
Temperature Calibration ................................................................................................. 75
9.2
Humidity Calibration........................................................................................................ 76
9.3
CO2 Sensor ...................................................................................................................... 76
9.4
Static Pressure Calibration ............................................................................................. 77
9.5
Light Sensor Calibration ................................................................................................. 78
9.6
Feed Calibration ............................................................................................................... 78
9.7
Water Calibration ............................................................................................................. 79
9.8
Vent Calibration ............................................................................................................... 79
9.9
Nipple Flushing ................................................................................................................ 80
9.9.1 Nipple Flushing Help | Set Definitions .......................................................................... 81
9.10 Feeders & Drinkers .......................................................................................................... 82
9.10.1 Feeders & Drinkers Help | Set Definitions .................................................................... 82
9.11 Save Settings to Plug ...................................................................................................... 83
9.12 Read from Plug ................................................................................................................ 83
9.13 Current Sense Relay Calibration.................................................................................... 84
10
Install Menu ................................................................................................ 86
10.1 Setup ................................................................................................................................. 86
10.2 Relay Layout .................................................................................................................... 87
10.2.1 Output Function List ..................................................................................................... 87
10.2.2 Relay Layout – Help | Set Definitions ........................................................................... 89
10.3 Analog Sensors ............................................................................................................... 90
10.4 Digital Sensors................................................................................................................. 90
10.5 Analog Output .................................................................................................................. 91
10.6 Curtain Setup ................................................................................................................... 91
10.7 Temperature Definition ................................................................................................... 92
10.8 Fan Air Capacity .............................................................................................................. 92
10.9 House Dimensions .......................................................................................................... 93
10.10 Communication................................................................................................................ 93
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Appendix A: Output Data ........................................................................... 94
1
FRONT MATTER
This section includes information on the manual and general information.
1.1 Introduction
Rotem manuals provide easy-to-use information regarding the installation, operation, long/short term
planning and parts listing (this manual may not deal with all of the above subjects). The table of
contents is an outline of the relevant information in this manual.
Read this manual before operating your Rotem product. Using this equipment for any other purpose or
in a way not within the operating recommendations specified in this manual will void the warranty and
may cause personal injury.
If you have any questions or comments regarding your product, please contact your local Rotem dealer.
1.2 Conventions
NOTE:
Notes provide important details regarding specific procedures.
CAUTION
Cautions alert you to potential damage to the controller if the procedures are not
followed carefully.
WARNING!
Warnings alert you to potentially hazardous situations that, if not avoided, could
result in death or personal injury.
 This symbol means that certain functions must be defined before a screen can be used.
1.3 Contact Information
Rotem Control and Management
Email: [email protected] URL: www.rotem.com
1.4 Document Information
Revision History
Rev Level / Date
2.0 / Jan 2011
2.1/ June 2011
Section Affected
Entire Document
2.2 / Aug 2011
2.3 / Aug 2011
2.3/5.9/9.13/7.12
5.5/ 6.4 / 9.5
2.4 / Dec 2011
2.5 / Jan 2012
2.6 / Feb 2012
2.7 / June 2012
2.8 / July 2012
2.9 / Aug 2012
3.0 / Dec 2012
3.1 May 2013
3.2 / Nov 2013
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Section 3.4.4
6.2.1
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4.3.1/6.2.1
4.12/3.2/7.2
2.2
3.2.1, 3.3.1/
4.9.2/4.13/6.1
Description
Ver 3.02 Rotem template
3.03 Release; added light sensor support, light table for feed and no feed days,
feed cycles, light parameters (correlating with feed timing), support for 4 water
lines and meters, revised attic control parameter, changed setting for 2nd pressure
set point, changed Scale menu, changed Bird Scale settings
4.03 release, corrected Main Screen
Feeder Off definition changed /Light screen: changed numbers to the right/ Feed
Bin Settings: reworded definitions
Corrected note on attic sensor
Added Ventilation by Weight
Added help section
Updated to 4.05
XL Picture/corrected parameter/corrected parameter
WOD/2 humidity sensors
Added product pictures
Corrected formatting and graphics
Co2 and Humidity Fan/Feed Plan, Feed Scale
Platinum | 3.00 and higher
© 2011 Rotem Corp.
All rights reserved.
Document Number: 110016
Revision Number: 3.2
No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in an automated data file or made public in any
form or by any means, whether electronic, mechanical, by photocopying, recording or in any other
manner without prior written permission of the publisher.
Rotem will not accept responsibility for damage resulting from the use of this manual. Rotem also
reserves the right to make changes and improvements to its products and/or the associated
documentation without prior notice.
Platinum | 3.00 and higher
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2
INTRODUCTION TO PRECISION MODE
This document describes the Platinum Plus, Platinum Junior, and Platinum XL Precision Mode
operation. For greater simplicity and ease of use, you can opt to use the Standard Mode; documentation
is provided in the Standard Mode manual.
Computerized Electronic Controllers such as the Platinum advance the producer’s ability to grow high
quality poultry by accurately controlling the environment. Instead of struggling with individual
thermostats for heat zones and ventilation, Platinum brings them all together into one convenient place
with great accuracy. In Precision Mode, the Platinum optimizes and precisely applies your equipment
and energy sources to most benefit from the accuracy of your computer and sensors.
Where Simplicity and Ease of Use are important benefits of Standard Mode, Features and Precise
Application characterize Precision Mode. The Platinum coordinates your ventilation equipment in
precise levels of ventilation to provide the optimal fresh air balanced with heating costs. The light and
feed clocks provide additional channels for greater capability. Besides advanced Cooling Pad methods,
you benefit from superior stir fan programs to recover ceiling heat and other features. Precision Mode’s
additional features enable you to improve your profitability significantly.
Platinum provides a variety of management and history utilities. You can choose from simple overviews,
or fully detailed by the minute records of minimum, maximum and average temperatures for each
individual sensor. The unique Table of Events records the moment of every significant action taken by
the Platinum and, optionally, its operator.
Communication software is available to customers who wish to access their Platinum controllers locally
or remotely at Rotem’s website, www.rotem.com. Rotem provides technical support on the website, as
well as through the large dealer and agent network.
•
Precision Ventilation - A Quick Look, page 9
•
Front Panel, page 11
•
Keypad, page 12
•
Relay Switches, page 12
•
Hot Screens, page 13
•
Standard Display, page 14
•
Main Menu Icons, page 16
•
Version History, page 16
2.1 Precision Ventilation - A Quick Look
Rotem’s Precision Ventilation works by giving the Platinum many finely spaced levels of ventilation from
which to choose. This enables it to find the right ventilation for the conditions present. A typical change
in ventilation from one level to the next in Precision Mode is 20%, compared to as much 1,000% in
Standard Mode (for example, when the Minimum Ventilation Timer setting is 30 seconds on, 270
seconds off).
Consider the following simplified Ventilation Levels example:
Ventilation
Level
Diff ºF
On Time
Seconds
Off Time
Seconds
Cycle Fans
Comments
…
0
…
…
…
Lower Levels …
5
0
60
240
1 and 2
1 Minute out of 5
on Timer Fans
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Platinum | 3.00 and higher
Ventilation
Level
Diff ºF
On Time
Seconds
Off Time
Seconds
Cycle Fans
Comments
6
0
75
225
1 and 2
Current Level,
25% more than
Level 5
7
0
90
210
1 and 2
1½ Minutes out
of 5, 20% more
than Level 6
…
…
…
…
…
… Higher Levels
The Platinum is currently at Level 6, which in this example means two cycle or timer fans run 1¼
minutes out of five. If required, the Platinum moves to Level 5 or Level 7 to maintain the Target
Temperature.
In this example, the Differential Temperature for each level is Zero. This means that all these levels
occur at the same temperature! In Precision Mode, the Platinum finds that level of ventilation that
precisely maintains the target temperature.
Besides maintaining more accurate and precise temperatures, Precision Mode has other benefits. A few
examples:
•
Increased Reliability: Can ‘rotate’ minimum ventilation timer fans so that all of your fans get
a turn.
•
Save Fuel while Ventilating More Efficiently: Can automatically decrease ventilation as
fuel use increases, and increase ventilation whenever outside temperatures allow economical
use of free air. See the ‘Soft Min Vent’ section.
•
Recapture Free Heat: On-board features to reclaim lost heat back to the birds where it
benefits them. See the ‘Stir Fans’ sections.
2.2 Units
Figure 1: Platinum Junior XL
Platinum | 3.00 and higher
Figure 2: Platinum XL
10
Figure 3: Platinum Junior
Figure 4: Platinum Plus
2.3 Front Panel
Figure 5 shows the Platinum Junior XL front panel and its elements.
Figure 5: Platinum Junior XL Front Panel
The following sections detail the front panel elements.
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Platinum | 3.00 and higher
2.3.1 Keypad
0B
Enter main menu, also acts as "ESC" or "Back" keys
Access help screens and graphs
NOTE:
Only Platinum Versions 4.X (and
higher) support the graphic view
of historical data.
Erase typing mistakes
Enter menus, values, open windows
Scroll up, down, left and right
Enter values, select options and make selections
Toggle between positive and negative values and mark check boxes.
2.3.2 Relay Switches
1B
Figure 6: Standard Relay Switches
Figure 6 illustrates a row of standard relay switches. Set each relay to:
•
On: Always on
•
Off: Always off
•
Auto: The relay operates according to its set parameters.
Platinum | 3.00 and higher
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Figure 7: Emergency Relay Switches
Figure 8: Winch Switches
2.3.3 Hot Screens
Many of the keys serve as shortcuts. Here are the main ones:
Software version
Return to standard main screen
Temperature, Humidity Status, and Wind Chill Temperature
Curve Status
Curtain Position
Bird Scale and Feed Bin Status
Light Status
Analog Output Status
Lock password protected controller
Scan through Hot Screens for five seconds each
Air Status (refer to Weight Hot Screen, page 29 for details on this screen)
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Platinum | 3.00 and higher
Feed Scale Status
NOTE:
Increase/Decrease Offset from Temperature Setting from the Standard display only (hold both
keys) – defined in the TEMPERATURE CURVE HELP | SET
NOTE:
In Versions 3.06/4.06, if two humidity sensors are installed, Hot Screen 2 displays their
average.
Increase/ decrease offset from temperature setting from the standard display only (hold
both keys) – defined in the TEMPERATURE CURVE HELP | SET
2.3.4 Standard Display
3B
The main screen consists of the following parts.
SENSORS
Temp1
Temp2
Temp3
E. Tmp1
E. Tmp2
Press.
Out T.
Hum. In
Hum. Out
Weight
Weights
37.9°
16.2°
28.2°
28.8°
28.4°
23
23.9°
58.7%
61.9%
0.000
0
AV. TEMP.
27.5°
STATUS
08:53:06
Day: 2
Set:
Level:
Min.
FanOff:
25.0
3
Vent
176
4 MESSAGES
(2) Low Feed At Bin 2
ACTIVE
Heat
Heat. Hi
Tun. Fan
Exh. Fan
Stir
Cool P.
Fogger
Curt. 1
Curt. 2
Feeder
Auger
Valve
Alarm
1
1
100%
100%
1. Displays individual sensor readings. Temperature sensors marked with dark squares form the
current average temperature.
o
o
Filled square: Indicates the sensor participates in the average calculation.
Empty square: Indicates the sensor does not participate in the average calculation.
Platinum | 3.00 and higher
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SENSORS
Temp1
37.9°
Temp2
16.2°
Temp3
28.2°
E. Tmp1
28.8°
E. Tmp2
28.4°
Press.
23
Out T.
23.9°
Hum. In
58.7%
Hum. Out
61.9%
Weight
0.000
Weights
0
NOTE:
Go to Table 3: Sensor Readings page 94, to view all the possible sensors.
2. Reports the current average temperature. This example is in Celsius, but yours may be in
Fahrenheit.
AV. TEMP
27.5°
3. Displays the output relay list. The filled black boxes indicate active outputs. Controller also
informs the position of inlets and curtains, as well as the number of operating heaters or fans.
ACTIVE
Heat
1
Heat. Hi
1
Tun. Fan
Exh. Fan
Stir
Cool P.
Fogger
Curt. 1
100%
Curt. 2
100%
Feeder
Auger
Valve
NOTE:
Go to Table 4: Output List (Active), page 94 to view all the available readings (ACTIVE).
NOTE:
The ACTIVE screen shows rectangular markers by the outputs. Filled rectangles indicate
operating outputs; empty rectangles indicate outputs that are off.
4. Status Window provides important general information such as the time and ventilation mode.
EXAMPLE
Time
Temp set to
Controller State
NOTE:
15
STATUS
08:53:06
Day: 2
Set:
25.0
Level:
3
Min.
Vent
FanOff:
176
Growth day
Current level of ventilation
Time until cycle ends operation
Go to Table 3: Sensor Readings, page 94 to view all the available readings.
Platinum | 3.00 and higher
5. Displays important messages/alarms. The title bar displays the number of important messages,
and if there are several messages, they each appear in turn.
4 MESSAGES
(2) Low Feed At Bin 2
2.3.5 Main Menu Icons
4B
1. To enter the Main Menu screen, press Menu.
2. To select an option, press Enter.
2.4 Version History
The following section details the various versions of the Platinum Controllers mentioned in the manual.
NOTE:
Only Platinum Versions 4.X (and higher) support the graphic view of historical data.
Version 3.02 supports:
•
CO2 Treatment (refer to CO2 Treatment, page 23; CO2, page 68; Analog Sensors, page 90)
Version 3.03 supports:
•
Light Sensor Support (refer to Light Help | Set Definitions, page 47; Light Sensor Calibration,
page 78)
•
Setting the light table based on feed/no feed days (refer to Light, page 45)
•
Four water meters (refer to Digital Sensors, page 90)
Version 4.03 supports:
Platinum | 3.00 and higher
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•
Based on Version 3.03
•
Current Sense Relays (refer to Relay Current, page 60; Power Consumption, page 70;
Current Sense Relay Calibration
•
Version 4.04 supports:
•
Ventilation by Weight (refer to By Weight, page 27)
Version 4.05 supports:
•
Four variable speed stir fans (refer to Stir Fan Levels, page 38; Auger Empty Alarm, page 56)
•
Feed calibration using Current Sense (refer to Feed Calibration, page 78; Feed, page 69)
•
Four feed bins (refer to Feed Inventory, 53; Scale Layout, page 61; Feed, page 69; Feed Bin
Calibration, page 67)
•
Four auger and feed lines (refer to Output Function List, page 87)
•
Four variable speed stir fan outputs (refer to Stir Fan Levels, page 38; Analog Output, page
91)
•
3 x Stir fan program controlled by sensor differentials or independent (refer to Stir Fan
Program Help | Set Definitions Version 4.05, page 40)
•
Wind chill hotkey
Version 3.06/4.06 supports:
•
•
Variable Heat Control (refer to Variable Heater Help | Set Definitions, page 21)
•
Two humidity sensors
NOTE:
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Water on Demand (refer to Water on Demand, page 52)
Version 3.06 refers to Platinum Controllers equipped with an XA CPU. Version 4.06 refers to
Platinum Controllers equipped with an ARM CPU.
Platinum | 3.00 and higher
3
CONTROL MENU
The following sections detail the following functions:
•
Temperature Curve, page 18
•
Humidity Treatment, page 22
•
CO2 Treatment, page 23
•
Min/Max Level, page 25
•
Static Pressure, page30
•
Control Mode, page 32
•
System Parameters, page 32
3.1 Temperature Curve
This screen sets the temperature targets according to the bird age.
1. In Install > Analog Sensors (refer to Analog Sensors, page 90), designate the required number
of sensors as temperature sensors. When using more than one sensor, Platinum begins
treatments based on the average.
2. If required, go to Service > Temperature Calibration, calibrate the sensors (refer to
Temperature Calibration, page 75).
3. In Install > Temperature Definition (refer to Temperature Definition, page 92), assign specific
sensors brood setups, heater zones, and devices. If a zone does not have an assigned sensors,
calculations are based on the current average temperature.
4. In Control > Temperature Curve, define the required target temperature curve
Set up to 20 lines, 999 growth days. When a curve is not required (for example when
growing layers), enter temperatures in the first line only.
5. If required set the:
o
o
o
o
Temperature Curve Help | Set Definitions, page 19
Radiant Heaters Help | Set Definitions, page 20
Variable Heater Help | Set Definitions, page 21
CONTROL
1. TEMPERATURE CURVE
2. HUMIDITY TREATMENT
3. CO2 TREATMENT
4. MIN/MAX LEVEL
5. STATIC PRESSURE
6. CONTROL MODE
7. SYSTEM PARAMETERS
8. EGG ROOM
o
o
o
o
o
Day
1
2
3
7
15
21
28
35
42
48
TEMPERATURE CURVE
Target Heat Tunnel
Alarm
Low
High
89.0
89.0
100.0
84.0
102.0
89.0
89.0
99.0
84.0
102.0
87.0
87.0
97.0
82.0
95.0
84.0
83.0
91.0
80.0
95.0
82.0
81.0
89.0
78.0
93.0
79.0
78.0
86.0
75.0
90.0
76.0
74.0
81.0
71.0
87.0
72.0
70.0
77.0
67.0
84.0
70.0
68.0
75.0
63.0
83.0
68.0
66.0
73.0
60.0
83.0
Day: Sets growth day. You can program negative growth days up to -2 for prewarming. To enter a negative growth day, type the day number followed by the ± key.
Target: Set the desired temperature.
Heat: Set the temperature to stop heat.
Tunnel: Set the temperature for Tunnel ventilation to begin.
Alarm Low & High: Set average temperature alarm limits. See Manage | Alarm
Settings for zone alarm settings.
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3.1.1 Temperature Curve Help | Set Definitions
SYSTEM PARAMETERS
TEMPERATURE CURVE
Temperature Curve Offset
Set Temp. Change Reminder (Diff)
Target Temp. Band
Heater Temp. Band
Cool Down Factor (%)
Cool Down Fast Response (Deg.)
Min Vent Below Heat Temp By: 
Non Brood Area Diff. From Heat
0.0
3.0
1.5
1.0
15
3.0
ZONE
-3.0
•
Temperature Curve Offset: Adjusts all temperature curves by this amount. You can use this
to temporarily adjust all temperatures up or down for special circumstances. The curve
appears in the Status Window, and you can use the ENTER and Up or ENTER and Down
hot key combinations to change the offset.
•
Set Temp. Change Reminder (Diff): Sets the change in set temperature that triggers a
reminder for you to set backup thermostats. Often producers forget to set backup thermostats
as their birds grow from baby chicks to market age, so the Platinum reminds you. When you
press Enter to acknowledge the reminder, the Platinum logs it in the Table of Events.
•
Target Temp. Band: The size of the target temperature zone. This "Happy Zone” is between
Target Temperature and (Target Temperature + Band).
•
Heater Temp. Band: Heaters turn on at ‘Band’ degrees below Heat, and turn off at the Heat
Temperature.
NOTE:
Heaters operate at minimum level only; however, Radiant Heaters can operate at any
temperature or level below Tunnel.
•
Cool Down Factor (%): Minimum percentage correction towards target during each increase
ventilation level delay. If average temperature does not improve by this amount, the Platinum
increases ventilation by one level.
•
Cool Down Fast Response (Deg.): Set a limit to the maximum degrees per minute of
cooling. If Average Temperature drops more than this in one minute, the Platinum decreases
ventilation one level to avoid overshooting.
NOTE:
Avoid making this parameter too small or the normal temperature variation caused by timer
fans reduces the ventilation level.
•
Min Vent Below Heat Temp By: Tells controller to go directly to Min Level in some cases.
Select from the following choices:
o None: Operate by the normal level decrease time delay rule.
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o
o
•
Zone: Go directly to minimum level if any active temperature sensor reaches heat
temperature.
Avg.: Go directly to minimum level if the average temperature reaches heat
temperature.
NOTE:
Non Brood Area Diff. From Heat: Set differential temperature for non-brood heaters. You
normally use this to set temperatures in unoccupied areas.
When set at -99° F the heaters are effectively disabled, since it will probably never go to 99º F
below the heater temperature. Putting this parameter at 0º sets the non-brood areas to the
heater temperature.
3.1.2 Radiant Heaters Help | Set Definitions
6B
SYSTEM PARAMETERS
TEMPERATURE CURVE
Temperature Curve Offset
Set Temp. Change Reminder (Diff)
Target Temp. Band
Heater Temp. Band
Cool Down Factor (%)
Cool Down Fast Response (Deg.)
Min Vent Below Heat Temp By:

Non Brood Area Diff. From Heat
RADIANT HEATERS
Rad. Low –Diff from Heat Set
Rad. High –Diff (Below Low Set)
Radiant Ignition Time (sec)
0.0
3.0
1.5
1.0
15
3.0
ZONE
-3.0
0.0
1.0
30
To configure the radiant heaters:
1. In Installation > Relay Layout define at least one relay as a radiant heater (Relay Layout,
page 87).
2. Configure the following parameters:
o
o
o
NOTE:
Radiant Low – Differential from Heat Set: Set degree of difference from Heat for
LOW Radiant Heaters to begin working. This differential can be positive or negative.
(default: 2.0)
Radiant High – Differential (Below Low Set): Set number of degrees below Radiant
Low Heaters for HIGH Radiant Heaters to begin working (default: 1.0). To ensure
proper heater ignition, Radiant High Heaters remain on for the Radiant Ignition Time
along with the Radiant Low Heaters.
Radiant Ignition Time (sec): Set number of seconds to power radiant ignition
(default: 30).
The Heater Temperature Band applies to radiant heaters as well. For example, if the Heat
Temperature is 80º F and the Heater Temperature Band is 1º F, then heaters turn on at 79º F
and off at 80º F. If the Radiant Low Differential is at 2.0º F, than radiant heaters turn off at 82º
F, and on 1º F below that at 81º F. However, a Radiant High Heater turns on regardless of its
temperature setting for the Radiant Ignition Time whenever the corresponding Radiant Low
Heater turns on. This feature ensures proper flame ignition.
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Figure 9: Radiant Heater Differentials
3.1.3 Variable Heater Help | Set Definitions
SYSTEM PARAMETERS
Target Temp. Band
Heater Temp. Band
Cool Down Factor (%)
Cool Down Fast Response (Deg.)
Min Vent Below Heat Temp By:

Non Brood Area Diff. From Heat
RADIANT HEATERS
Rad. Low –Diff from Heat Set
Rad. High –Diff (Below Low Set)
Radiant Ignition Time (sec)
VARIABLE HEATER
Low Diff Below Heat
High Diff Below Heat
1.5
1.0
15
3.0
ZONE
-3.0
0.0
1.0
30
0.5
4.5
The Platinum Controller enables configuring up to eight variable heaters. The output of the heaters
changes as the temperature increases or decreases.
To configure the variable heaters:
1. In Installation > Analog Output configure:
a. up to eight analog outputs as variable heaters
b. the minimum and maximum voltage output for each heater
Out No.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
ANALOG OUTPUT
Output
Min
Function
V.Out
Var. Heater 1
1.0
Var. Heater 2
1.0
Var. Heater 3
1.0
Var. Heater 4
1.0
Var. Heater 5
1.0
Var. Heater 6
1.0
Var. Heater 7
1.0
Var. Heater 8
1.0
Max
V. Out
10.0
10.0
10.0
10.0
10.0
10.0
10.0
10.0
2. In Control > Temperature Curve > Help, scoll down to Variable Heater. Configure the
o
o
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Low Diff Below Heat Tmp: Temperature at which the variable heater begins to
function.
High Diff Below Heat Tmp: Temperature at which the heater begins to operate at
maximum output.
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Figure 10 illustrates how a variable heater functions. The Target Temperature is 89° F. The Low
Diff Below Heat Tmp is 0.5°, the High Diff Below Heat Tmp is 4.5°.
Figure 10: Variable Heater Example
3.2 Humidity Treatment
Humidity treatment forces an increase in ventilation level when the humidity is too high. It holds the
increase for ‘Duration Seconds’, and checks back after ‘Interval Minutes’ for another increase. After the
duration, the ventilation level comes back down automatically.
1. In Install > Analog Sensors (refer to Analog Sensors, page 90), designate up one or two
sensors as indoor humidity sensors (outdoor sensor is for information only). When using more
than one sensor, Platinum begins treatments based on the average.
2. If required, go to Service > Humidity Calibration, and calibrate the sensors (refer to Humidity
Calibration, page 76).
3. In Control > Humidity Treatment set the parameters as required.
CONTROL
1. TEMPERATURE CURVE
2. HUMIDITY TREATMENT
3. CO2 TREATMENT
4. MIN/MAX LEVEL
5. STATIC PRESSURE
6. CONTROL MODE
7. SYSTEM PARAMETERS
8. EGG ROOM
Day
1
7
14
0
0
0
0
0
HUMIDITY TREATMENT
Delay
Duration
(Min)
(sec.)
70
10
130
75
7
150
80
5
180
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Humidity
•
Day: Growth day. Can set multiple programs for same day (Maximum number of programs:
20)
•
Humidity: Humidity at which to begin treatment
•
Delay Minute: Amount of time the controller pauses before ventilating
•
Duration Seconds: Number of seconds the controller maintains the increased level of
ventilation
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3.2.1 Humidity Treatment Help | Set Definitions
Humidity Treatment
Humidity Band (%)
Humidity Treatment below Heat
5.0
YES
•
Humidity Band (%): Hysteresis band for Humidity Treatment.
•
Humidity Treatment below Heat: Select YES or NO for allowing Humidity Treatment when
heaters are operating (set in CONTROL | Temperature Curve).
NOTE:
The specification defined in Humidity and CO2 Fan also appears in CO2 Treatment. If there is
a difference in the humidity and CO2 treatments' duration time, Platinum runs the more
vigorous. For example, if the duration of one treatment is 60 seconds and the other is 120
seconds, Platinum runs the treatment for 120 seconds.
3.3 CO2 Treatment
NOTE:
Versions and 3.02 and higher support this feature.
CO2 treatment forces an increase in ventilation level when the CO2 level is too high. It holds the
increase for ‘Delay Seconds’, and checks back after ‘Interval Minutes’ for another increase. After the
duration, the ventilation level may come back down automatically.
If during treatment, the CO2 level drops below the Stop Value parameter, the ventilation level
automatically returns to that level used before CO2 treatment was initiated.
1. In Install > Analog Sensors (refer to Analog Sensors, page 90), designate one sensor as a
CO2 sensor.
2. If required, go to Service > CO2 Calibration, calibrate the sensors (refer to Analog Sensors,
page 90).
3. In Control > CO2 Treatment set the parameters as required.
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CONTROL
1. TEMPERATURE CURVE
2. HUMIDITY TREATMENT
3. CO2 TREATMENT
4. MIN/MAX LEVEL
5. STATIC PRESSURE
6. CONTROL MODE
7. SYSTEM PARAMETERS
8. EGG ROOM
Day
1
7
14
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
CO2 TREATMENT
Start
Stop
Delay
Value
Value
(Sec)
3000
2500
120
2700
2200
120
2500
2000
90
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Duration
Sec.
130
150
180
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
•
Day: Growth day. You can set multiple programs for same day (maximum number of
programs: 20)
•
Start Value: CO2 value at which to begin treatment
•
Stop Value: CO2 value at which to end treatment
•
Delay (Sec): Number of seconds the controller pauses before ventilating
•
Duration (Sec): Number of seconds the controller maintains the increased level of ventilation
3.3.1 CO2 Treatment Help | Set Definitions
9B
SYSTEM PARAMETERS
CO2 TREATMENT
CO2 Treatment Below Heat
NO
Humidity and CO2 Fan
TFan 6
•
CO2 Treatment below Heat: Select YES or NO to enable CO2 treatment when heaters are
operating (set in CONTROL | Temperature Curve).
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3.4 Min/Max Level
CONTROL
1. TEMPERATURE CURVE
2. HUMIDITY TREATMENT
3. CO2 TREATMENT
4. MIN/MAX LEVEL
5. STATIC PRESSURE
6. CONTROL MODE
7. SYSTEM PARAMETERS
8. EGG ROOM
 IMPORTANT: Before setting Min/Max level, go through and set up the Device Settings,
especially the ventilation levels.
Once you have entered the ventilation levels, use the Min/Max to select the range of levels to
apply to your situation. Typically, Platinum increases the minimum ventilation level as litter
conditions deteriorate and the birds require greater amounts of fresh air. You can also restrict the
maximum level to prevent excess airflow on young birds.
Set the Min/Max levels using one of the following
•
By Day and By Days Curve
•
By Time
•
Day Soft Min.
•
By Weight
 To select the method employed, go to Control Mode, page 32.
3.4.1 By Day and By Days Curve
MIN/MAX LEVEL
Day
Min
Max
1
1
16
3
2
16
6
3
16
10
4
16
14
5
21
21
6
21
35
7
21
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
•
•
•
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Day: Set growth day
Min: Set minimum ventilation level for controller
Max: Set maximum ventilation level for controller
o BY DAYS CURVE generates an incremental increase/decrease between the defined
days
o BY DAYS simply operates according to the min/max values of the day until the
following day defined is reached.
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3.4.2 By Time
1B
MIN/MAX LEVEL
From
Min
Max
06:00
1
6
10:00
4
8
13:00
6
12
18:00
8
15
21:00
1
3
00:00
0
0
00:00
0
0
00:00
0
0
00:00
0
0
00:00
0
0
•
From: Set time of day (hh:mm) in 24 hour format
•
Min: Set minimum ventilation level for controller
•
Max: Set maximum ventilation level for controller
3.4.3 Day Soft Min.
12B
Day
1
3
6
10
14
21
35
0
0
0
•
SOFT MIN/MAX LEVEL
Min
Min
Max
Soft
1
11
16
2
11
16
3
11
16
4
11
16
5
11
21
6
11
21
7
11
21
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Day: Set growth day
•
Min Soft: Set minimum ventilation level for when temperature drops below heat temperature
•
Min: Set minimum ventilation level for when temperature is above heat temperature
•
Max: Set maximum ventilation level for controller
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3.4.3.1 Soft Min/Max Level Help | Set Definitions
SYSTEM PARAMETERS
SOFT MIN/MAX LEVEL
Diff. Below Heat for Soft Min.
Temp Choice for Soft Min. 
10.0
ATTIC
•
Differential Below Heat for Soft Min: Set the degree of difference from heat temperature
(set in CONTROL | Temperature Curve) to switch minimum level from Min. to Soft Min.
•
Temp Choice for Soft Min: Select inside/outside/attic temperature to control Minimum Level
changes. The minimum level adjusts towards the Soft Min as this temperature falls. Above
the heat temperature, the minimum level is at the Min setting.
As temperature rises, INSIDE and ATTIC stay at lowest ventilation level reached until average
temperature gets to the heat setting, and then changes instantly. With the OUTSIDE selection, the
minimum ventilation level increases gradually as temperature rises to the heat setting. This means
inside and attic soft min vent choices to latch to the lowest level reached as long as the temperature
remains below the heat setting.
3.4.4 By Weight
The By Weight option enables controlling the minimum air flow depending on the number of birds, their
weight and the current outside temperature. When using the Weight option, Platinum takes several
parameters and calculates the air speed, level of ventilation and cycle time needed to supply the
required volume. As opposed to the other ventilation methods, the Weight option is dynamic, with the
ventilation changing according to the current parameters (quantity of air required, weight of birds and
number of birds, outside air temperature). In addition, Ventilation By Weight sends out an alarm if the
current ventilation is below the minimum required level.
NOTE:
This option is available in Version 4.04 and higher.
To set up the Weight Option:
1. In the Install > Setup menu (page 86) enable Minimum Vent (Power).
2. In the Install > Fan Air Capacity menu, define the air capacity / hour (page 92).
3. In the Scale> General Setting menu, select the curve.
4. In the Scale > Bird Curve menu, define the growth days and weights as required.
5. In the Control > Control Mode > Min. Max Level Control menu, select Weight.
6. In the Control > Min/Max Level menu, set the parameters as required.
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SOFT MIN/MAX LEVEL BY WEIGHT (OUT TEMP)
Day
Min
Air Per Kg/Lb
Max
Level
Level
Cold Warm
1
1
0.5
1.5
16
3
1
0.5
1.5
16
6
1
0.5
1.5
16
10
4
1.1
1.7
16
12
4
1.1
1.7
21
15
7
1.1
1.7
21
17
7
1.1
1.7
21
19
7
1.1
1.7
21
21
7
1.1
1.7
21
350
70
0
1.7
22
o
o
o
NOTE:
Day: Set growth day
Minimum Level: Set the minimum level of ventilation (refer to Levels of Ventilation,
page 34)
Air Per Kg/Lb: Volume of air per kilogram/pound per hour per bird.
o Cold: Volume of air supplied when the outside temperature goes down to the
Cold Temperature parameter (see the following section).
o Warm: Volume of air supplied when the outside temperature reaches Warm
Temp. – Diff Below Heat (see the following section).
As the level rises between days (for example between day 6 and day 10 in the screen above),
the air volume rises proportionally each day, once a day. For example, on Day 7, the Cold Air
per Kg/Lb rises to 0.65; on Day 8, 0.8 and so on.
Maximum Level: Set the maximum level of ventilation (refer to Levels of Ventilation,
page 34).
7. In the Management > Bird Inventory menu, type the number of birds.
o
8. In the Help menu, define the parameters as required.
Ventilation by Weight is configured.
3.4.4.1 Min/Max Level By Weight Help | Set Definitions
SYSTEM PARAMETERS
SOFT MIN/MAX LEVEL BY WEIGHT
Warm Temp. – Diff Below Heat
Cold Temperature
Air Change
Fan Cycle Time (sec, 0 – Manual)
Minimum ON Time in Vent Cycle
Minimum OFF Time Vent Cycle 
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2.0
68.0
0.24
600
60
60
28
•
Warm Temperature – Difference Below Heat: Differential below the heat temperature (refer
to Temperature Curve, page 18) that defines outside temperature as Warm in the Soft
Min/Max table. For example, if the Heat Temperature is 78° F, Warm Temp. – Diff Below
Heat is 2.0, than the outside temperature is defined as warm at 76° F.
•
Cold Temperature: Outside temperature (or below) at which Air per Kg/Lb (Cold) capacity is
reached.
When the outside temperature is between the Warm and Cold Temperature, the flow rate is
calculated at a proportional rate.
•
Air Change: As the temperature rises from the Cold Temperature parameter to the Heat
Temperature (or drops from the Heat Temperature to the Cold Temperature parameter), the
minimal air volume rises/falls proportionally. Air Change defines the minimal change in air
temperature that must takes place to cause a change in the air supply.
•
Fan Cycle Time: The total amount of time that the fans operate while operating under
Minimum Ventilation. During this time, the fans supply the required volume of air at the
minimum ventilation level required. Platinum adjusts the minimum ON time and OFF time as
needed. If the fans cannot supply the required volume at a particular level of ventilation,
Platinum automatically adjusts the minimum ventilation level.
o Minimum ON Time in Vent Cycle: The minimum amount of time that the fans operate
during a cycle. Platinum adjusts the actual fan time as needed.
o Minimum OFF Time in Vent Cycle: The minimum amount of time that the fans do not
operate during a cycle. Platinum adjusts the actual fan time as needed.
As the temperature rises, the actual Minimum OFF Time decreases until it reaches the minimum
time. Only than does the Minimum On Time begin to rise.
NOTE:
If the temperature goes about the Band Temperature, Power Ventilation begins and times are
adjusted accordingly.
3.4.4.2 Weight Hot Screen
Selecting the Ventilation by Weight option enables an additional Hot Screen, the Air Status Screen. This
screen displays the critical parameters involved in the Ventilation by Weight option.
AIR STATUS
24.1
21.3
46.7%
0.468
Current Min
2
1
30
30
98
134
M3/h
8347
6552
Max
2
30
66
11232
M3h/kg
1.20
Inside Temp
Outside Temp
Humidity
Weight KG
Level
Cycle On
Cycle Off
Total Air
M3/h
Air/WGT
0.7
•
Inside Temperature: Current temperature inside the house
•
Outside Temperature: Current temperature outside the house
•
Humidity: Current relative humidity inside the house (requires a humidity sensor)
•
Weight KG: Current average weight of the Bird Curve (page 64)
•
Level: Displays the current, minimum and maximum level of ventilation.
NOTE:
•
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0.9
If the current level is below the minimum required level, Platinum displays an alarm “Below
Min Air”.
Cycle On/Off: Displays the current, minimum and maximum fan on and off times.
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Total Air M3/h: Displays the current, minimum and maximum quantity of ventilation, per hour.
•
Air/WGT: Displays the current amount of ventilation, per kilo/pound of bird weight.
3.5 Static Pressure
Set target parameters for Static Pressure at High and Low Outside Temperatures, as well as alarms for
high and low static pressure.
•
Refer to Static Pressure Calibration, page 77 and Static Pressure, page 73.
STATIC PRESSURE
Minimum Ventilation
S.Press. At Low Temperature
S.Press. At High Temperature
Low Static Pressure Alarm
High Static Pressure Alarm
Static Pressure Band
Tunnel Ventilation
Target Static Pressure
Low Static Pressure Alarm
High Static Pressure Alarm
Static Pressure Band
Attic
Target Static Pressure
CONTROL
1. TEMPERATURE CURVE
2. HUMIDITY TREATMENT
3. CO2 TREATMENT
4. MIN/MAX LEVEL
5. STATIC PRESSURE
6. CONTROL MODE
7. SYSTEM PARAMETERS
8. EGG ROOM
0.120
0.080
0.010
0.150
0.040
0.080
0.010
0.150
0.040
0.050
Minimum Ventilation
•
Static Pressure at Low Temperature: Set desired static pressure for low outside temperature
conditions. Be sure that there is proper airflow at this setting.
•
Static Pressure at High Temperature: Set desired static pressure for high temperature
conditions. Normally this pressure is lower to obtain a larger air inlet opening.
NOTE:
•
Controller interpolates between the LOW and HIGH Temp. If Static Pressure exists, then it is
controlled by the outside temperature sensor, otherwise the average temperature.
Low Static Pressure Alarm: Set alarm for low static pressure. If you disable it by setting zero,
the Platinum warns you and enters a record in the Table of Events.
•
High Static Pressure Alarm: Set alarm for high static pressure.
•
Static Pressure Band: Set desired band for the target pressure.
Tunnel Ventilation
•
Target Static Pressure: Set required Static Pressure for Tunnel Ventilation Mode.
•
Low Static Pressure Alarm: Set alarm for low static pressure.
•
High Static Pressure Alarm: Set alarm for high static pressure.
•
Static Pressure Band: Set required band for pressure in tunnel ventilation mode.
Attic
•
Target Static Pressure: Set required Static Pressure when in attic mode.
•
Static Pressure Band: Set required band for attic ventilation mode.
3.5.1 Disabling the Static Pressure Sensor
14B
To disable the static pressure sensor:
1. Go to Installation > Setup.
2. Set the Static Pressure Unit to None.
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The main screen stops:
o
o
NOTE:
displaying the pressure
displaying High Pressure and Pressure Sensor Failure alarms
If either of these alarms were active before disabling the sensor, the main screen continues to
display the alarms. Reset the alarms one time to cease the display.
3.5.2 Static Pressure Help | Set Definitions
SYSTEM PARAMETERS
STATIC PRESSURE
Wind Gust Delay Time (sec)
S. Pressure During Tunnel

Transitional Tunnel

Minimum Ventilation Using

Low Incoming Air (diff to Trg)
High Incoming Air (diff to Trg)
Emergency S. Press. Delay (sec)
Curt. Pos. In Emerg. S. Press.%
Low S.P. Alarm Min. Level (MinV)
Low S.P. Alarm Min. Level (Tun.)
Time To Produce S. Pressure (sec)
Attic Advance Opening Time (sec)
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10
YES
NO
VENT
-25.0
-10.0
60
100
0
0
10
0
•
Wind Gust Delay Time (seconds): Set length of time in seconds before starting Static
Pressure control after an unexpected change in air pressure.
•
Static Pressure During Tunnel: Select YES or NO for using Static Pressure control when in
Tunnel mode.
•
Transitional Tunnel: Select YES or NO for using tunnel curtains when static pressure is high
and vents are already at 100%.
•
Minimum Ventilation Using (vent/curtain): Select VENT or CURTAIN for controlling static
pressure when in minimum ventilation.
•
Low Incoming Air (Difference to Trigger): Define low temperature for static pressure
control.
•
High Incoming Air (Difference to Trigger): Define high temperature for static pressure
control.
•
Emergency Static Pressure Delay (seconds): Set length of time in seconds before initiating
an emergency opening when pressure exceeds high alarm setting.
•
Curtain Position in Emergency Static Pressure (%): Set the desired curtain position (in
percentage) when an emergency pressure event occurs.
•
Low Static Pressure Alarm Minimum Level (MinV): Below this level, the controller ignores
low static pressure alarms.
•
Low Static Pressure Alarm Min. Level (Tunnel): Below this level, the controller ignores low
static pressure alarms while in tunnel mode.
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Time to Produce Static Pressure (seconds): Enter the length of time to reach target
pressure when minimum ventilation fan cycle is on.
•
Attic Advance Opening Time (seconds): Define the amount of time for the attic inlets to
open before minimum vent cycling fans turn on.
3.6 Control Mode
Select house-operating modes, turn temperature curves on or off and select which type of min/max CO2
level method to use.
CONTROL MODE
House Mode
FULL
Empty House Mode

HOUSE
Temperature Curve

HOUSE
Min. Max. Level Control 
BY WEIGHT
•
House Mode: Select whether the house is in one of the brood set ups, or in full house.
•
Empty House Mode: Select YES in order to disable alarms.
•
Temperature Curve: If you select OFF, temperature settings become fixed values until
midnight on the next setting in CONTROL | Temperature Curve (page 18).
•
Min. Max. Level Control: Set ventilation control method (By Days, By Days Curve, By Time,
By Soft Min, and Weight). Refer to Min/Max Level, page 25 for more details)
3.7 System Parameters
System Parameters consolidates all of the HELP | SET menus into one scroll screen.
CONTROL
1. TEMPERATURE CURVE
2. HUMIDITY TREATMENT
3. CO2 LEVEL
4. MIN/MAX LEVEL
5. STATIC PRESSURE
6. CONTROL MODE
7. SYSTEM PARAMETERS
8. EGG ROOM
SYSTEM PARAMETER
PAGE
Temperature Curve Help | Set
19
Radiant Heaters Help | Set
20
Humidity Treatment Help | Set
23
Day Soft Min.
27
Disabling the Static Pressure Sensor
30
Levels of Ventilation Help | Set
35
Vent & Curtain Levels Help | Set
37
Cool Pad Help | Set
43
Foggers Help | Set
45
Light Help | Set
47
Feed Inventory Help | Set
54
Emergency Setting Help | Set
51
Alarm Setting Help | Set
57
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DEVICE MENU
The Platinum can have many closely spaced levels of ventilation enabling it to find the optimum average
airflow for the poultry facility. Many of the levels are at exactly the same temperature setting, so there
may be a question as to how the Platinum chooses the correct level.
The menus in this section apply levels to ventilation, variable speed fans, curtains and so on. The
levels in the various menus are consistent with each other so that a level in one menu corresponds with
that level in any other menu.
The rules that apply here are:
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Rule 1: If the temperature is at target (in the Happy Zone) stay at the current level.
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Rule 2: If the temperature moves outside the Happy Zone; have some patience.
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Rule 3: After some patience increase or decrease level appropriately.
You can find the ‘patience’ factors under HELP | SET in this menu. They are the increase level delay
and decrease level delay parameters. The factory default values are 180 seconds for an increase and
60 seconds for a decrease.
The factory default values bias the Platinum slightly toward warmer temperatures, as would be
appropriate for young birds. The level increase delay is longer than the level decrease delay. You may
wish to reverse these values by the time you have market age broilers, since they are more sensitive to
heat stress than to cold.
Although many of the levels have 0.0 differential temperatures, certain levels should have differentials to
account for wind chill on the birds. The first tunnel level accounts for wind chill by switching to the tunnel
temperature instead of target temperature. Higher tunnel levels require an additional wind chill because
of the increased airflow.
In addition, the last few levels before entering tunnel can form a transitional region. You may want to
build differentials from target temperature just before the first tunnel level.
The controller obeys both the time delay rules and the differential temperature rules when changing
levels. Tunnel exit has several additional rules, such as outside temperature restriction and the tunnel
exit delay described under HELP | SET. In addition, there are Cool Down and change to Min Vent on
reaching the Heat temperature features described in Control | Temperature Curve | HELP | Set
parameters.
The following sections detail the menu functions.
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•
Levels of Ventilation, page 34
•
Variable Speed Fan Levels, page 36
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Vent & Curtain Levels, page 36
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Stir Fan Levels, page 38
•
Stir Fan Program, page 39
•
Cool Pad, page 42
•
Foggers, page 44
•
Light, page 45
•
Water & Feed, page 48
•
Extra Systems, page 49
•
Emergency Setting, page 50
•
Water on Demand, page 52
Platinum | 3.00 and higher
4.1 Levels of Ventilation
The Precision Ventilation table provides up to 30 ventilation levels. To program this table, start with the
minimum ventilation used in the first level and increase ventilation gradually. A reasonable rule of
thumb is to increase the airflow about 25% at each level. Increases in airflow up to 50% work
satisfactorily with factory default settings.
1. In Install > Relay Outlet, define at least one relay as a Tunnel Fan or Exhaust Fan.
2. In Device Setting > Levels of Ventilation configure the parameters as required.
3. Configure the Help Set parameters as required.
DEVICE SETTING
1. LEVELS Of VENTILATION
2. SPEED FAN LEVELS
3. VENT & CURTAIN LEVELS
4. STIR FAN LEVELS
5. STIR FAN PROGRAM
6. COOL PAD
7. FOGGERS
8. LIGHT
9. WATER & FEED
10. EXTRA SYSTEMS
11. EMERGENCY SETTING
12. WATER ON DEMAND
13. FEED PLAN
No
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
Diff
Deg.
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
LEVELS OF VENTILATION
On
Exhaust
Tunnel
Sec
123
123456789012
30
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40

  
50

  
65

  

80
  
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100
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125
Air Capacity: 300
Chill Range:
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-Continuous
-Cycle
-Rotate
Tunnel Level: T
1. Ventilation Level: Read-only
2. Differential Temperature: Triggers next level according to difference from target temperature
(time delays remain in effect).
a) The first several levels normally have differential temperatures set to 0.
b) If the ventilation level is below tunnel, the differential temperature is relative to the
Target temperature given in CONTROL | Temperature Curve.
c) If the ventilation level is a tunnel level, the differential temperature is relative to the
Tunnel temperature given in CONTROL | Temperature Curve.
3. Cycle timer ON: Set ON time for fans for that ventilation level.
4. Cycle timer OFF: Set OFF time for fans of that ventilation level. This parameter disappears if
cycle time is set in the HELP | SET Parameters to something other than 0 and the controller
calculates the “Cycle timer OFF” automatically.
5. Exhaust: Control exhaust fans according to Continuous, Cycle, and Rotate.
6. Tunnel: Control tunnel fans according to Continuous, Cycle, and Rotate.
Continuous: Works constantly without a break
Cycle: Operates according to ON/OFF timer
Rotate: Operates according to ON/OFF timer; in each cycle a different fan operates
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4.1.1 Levels of Ventilation Help | Set Definitions
SYSTEM PARAMETERS
LEVELS OF VENTILATION
Maximum Levels of Ventilation
First Tunnel Level
Max Fans, Switch to Tunnel
Tunnel Exit – Diff Below Tunnel
Tun Exit-Out T. Diff from Tun.
Increase Level Delay Time (sec)
Decrease Level Delay Time (sec)
Fan Cycle Time (sec, 0-Manual)
Tunnel Exit Delay (minutes
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22
13
20
2.0
9.0
120
90
0
2
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Maximum Levels of Ventilation: Set the maximum number of levels.
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First Tunnel Level: Set the entry point to tunnel mode.
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Max Fans, Switch to Tunnel: Set the maximum number of fans allowed to operate when
entering tunnel mode.
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Tunnel Exit – Differential Below Tunnel: Set degree of difference below Tunnel temperature
(set in CONTROL | Temperature Curve) to Exit Tunnel mode.
•
Tunnel Exit – Outside Differential from Tunnel: The outside temperature must read below
this (Tunnel + Differential) to allow exiting from tunnel mode.
•
Increase Level Delay Time (sec): Set length of time in seconds before transitioning to next
level.
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Decrease Level Delay Time (sec): Set length of time in seconds before transitioning to lower
level.
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Fan Cycle Time (sec): If set to 0, set on and off times for each level manually. If you are using
a fixed cycle time, such as 300 seconds, enter it here and enter only the On time at each level.
Default: 0
•
Tunnel Exit Delay (minutes): Set length of time in minutes before exiting Tunnel mode. This
time begins once all other parameters are satisfied.
Platinum | 3.00 and higher
4.2 Variable Speed Fan Levels
In the Variable Speed Fan Level table you set the speed in percentages for up to four groups of fans by
level
1. In Install > Analog Output (refer to Analog Output, page 91), define at least one output as a
variable speed fan.
2. In Device Setting > V. Speed Fan Levels, define the fans' working percentages.
DEVICE SETTING
1. LEVELS Of VENTILATION
2. V. SPEED FAN LEVELS
3. VENT & CURTAIN LEVELS
4. STIR FAN LEVELS
5. STIR FAN PROGRAM
6. COOL PAD
7. FOGGERS
8. LIGHT
9. WATER & FEED
10. EXTRA SYSTEMS
11. EMERGENCY SETTING
12. WATER ON DEMAND
VARIABLE SPEED FAN LEVEL
Level
-1-2- -3-41
30
30
30
30
2
45
30
30
30
3
30
30
45
45
4
45
45
45
30
5
45
60
45
60
6
60
60
60
60
7
60
75
60
75
8
75
75
75
75
9
90
90
90
90
10
100
90
100
90
 This function requires an Analog Output card in the controller. This card sends a low
voltage control signal to a Variable Speed controller to run the variable speed fan.
Several kinds of speed controllers are available, such as TRIAC Control, and Variable
Frequency 3 Phase drives.
4.3 Vent & Curtain Levels
Set the curtain levels to correspond with the ventilation levels.
1. In Install > Relay Outlet (refer to Relay Layout, page 87), define at least one relay as a Curtain
Open, Tunnel Open, or Vent Open.
2. In Install > Setup, enable Natural Ventilation (refer to Setup, page 86).
3. In Device Setting > Vent & Curtain Levels, define the fans' working percentages.
4. Set the Help Set parameters as required.
DEVICE SETTING
1. LEVELS OF VENTILATION
2. SPEED FAN LEVELS
3. VENT & CURTAIN LEVELS
4. STIR FAN LEVELS
5. STIR FAN PROGRAM
6. COOL PAD
7. FOGGERS
8. LIGHT
9. WATER & FEED
10. EXTRA SYSTEMS
11. EMERGENCY SETTING
12. WATER ON DEMAND
13. FEEDING PLAN
VENT & CURTAIN LEVELS
Level
Tunnel
Vent
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
15
15
15
15
15
15
15
15
15
15
1. Ventilation Level: Read-only.
2. Tunnel/Curtain/Vent: Set position for the tunnel curtain by level. If you have Static Pressure
in Tunnel turned on (Control | Static Pressure | Help | Set), this becomes the minimum position for
the tunnel inlet.
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4.3.1 Vent & Curtain Levels Help | Set Definitions
SYSTEM PARAMETERS
CURTAINS
Num. Steps For Curtain to Calib
Stop Fans, Curt. Move (total %)
1st Day for 2nd Vent to Oper.
1st Level for 2nd Vent to Oper
Num. Steps for Vent to Calib.
Vents Calibrate at Power Up 
ATTIC
Minimum Attic Temp. To Operate
Operate Until Day
Operate Until Level
Operate From Time
Operate To Time
Max Temperatur to Disable Attic
99
30
-2
1
99
YES
75
10
10
0:00
0:00
100.0
Curtains
•
Num. of Steps for Curtain to Calibrate: Set calibration point for curtain after desired
amount of curtain opening/closing (steps). During calibration, if the curtain is open more than
50% it opens to 100%, calibrates, and returns to the previous position. If the curtain is open
less than 50% it closes to 0%, calibrates, and returns to the previous position. Default: 99.
•
Stop Fans, Curtain Move (total %): Commands controller to stop fans during curtain
movements when total of all curtains is less than the total percent set in this parameter. For
example, 3 curtains at 40% each total 120% for this parameter. Default: 30%
•
1 Day for 2
NOTE:
st
nd
Vent to Operate: Set the day the second vent begins operating. Default: 1.
You can set negative days.
•
1 Level for 2
•
Num. Steps for Vent to Calibrate: Set calibration point for vent after desired amount of
opening/closing (steps). During calibration, vent opens to 100%. Default: 99.
•
Calibrate at Power Up: This parameter instructs the Platinum to perform automatic
calibration of air inlets when recovering from a power outage. In many installations the
backup system, such as Rotem’s RBU-27, may have opened the air sources. When the
Platinum takes over control again, the air inlets are incorrectly positioned. The calibration at
power up feature synchronizes the actual position and the controller.
st
nd
Vent to Operate: Set the level the second vent begins operating. Default: 1
Attic
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•
Minimum Attic Temp. To Operate: Set the minimum temperature to activate the Attic
operation.
•
Operate Until Day: Set the last day for attic operation.
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Operate From/To Time: Set the time frame for attic operation.
Platinum | 3.00 and higher
NOTE:
If one of the above options is relevant, the Attic is enabled.
•
Max Temperature to Disable Attic: Set the maximum attic temperature to stop using attic
ventilation. This setting can prevent the heating effect in the growing space being too high
resulting in overheating.
4.4 Stir Fan Levels
1. Do one or both of the following:
In Install > Relay Outlet (refer to Relay Layout, page 87), define at least one relay as a
Stir Fan or
o In Install > Analog Output (refer to Analog Output, page 91) define one function as
Variable Stir Fan.
2. In Device > Stir Fan Levels, define the parameters as required.
o
DEVICE
1. LEVELS OF VENTILATION
2. SPEED FAN LEVELS
3. VENT & CURTAIN LEVELS
4. STIR FAN LEVELS
5. STIR FAN PROGRAM
6. COOL PAD
7. FOGGERS
8. LIGHT
9. WATER & FEED
10. EXTRA SYSTEMS
11. EMERGENCY SETTING
12. WATER ON DEMAND
13. FEEDING PLAN
Level
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
1
50
70
70
70
100
100
100
0
0
STIR FAN LEVELS
Stir Fan No.
Var. Fan
2
3
4
1 2 3 4
60
50
   
80
70
80
   
80
70
80
   
80
70
80
   
100
100
100
   
100
100
100

100
100
100

0
0
0

0
0
0
-Continuous  -Cycle On -Cycle Off
In the Stir Fan Level table set the speed in percentage that you want the variable speed fan to work at
(by levels). For each level, program the stir fans' cycle. Configure the actual speed in Analog Output,
page 91.
1. Ventilation Level: Read only.
2. Variable Speed Fan-1, 2, 3, 4: Set variable speed fan operation in percentages.
3. Stir Fan: Control stir fans according to Continuous, Cycle On, Cycle Off (ventilation cycles are
the same as previously set in Levels of Ventilation. Press +/- to set the operation cycle.
Continuous: Constantly works without a break.
Cycle: Operates according to ON/OFF timer.
Rotate: Operates according to ON/OFF timer; in each cycle a different fan operates
NOTE:
The Stir Fans operate according to the levels you program in this menu, and according to the
programs you select in the Stir Fan Program. The fan turns on if any program or level requests
ON; all programs and levels must be OFF for the Stir Fan to be off.
NOTE:
Version 4.05 and higher supports four variable speed fans. Previous versions support two
fans.
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4.5 Stir Fan Program
This section contains five different programs that you can assign to each stir fan. Check the programs
applying to each fan by using the '+/-' key (further explained in STIR FAN PROGRAM HELP | SET).
NOTE:
If the same variable stir fan is selected for different programs, the program having the highest
fan speed operates.
DEVICE SETTING
1. LEVELS OF VENTILATION
2. SPEED FAN LEVELS
3. VENT & CURTAIN LEVELS
4. STIR FAN LEVELS
5. STIR FAN PROGRAM
6. COOL PAD
7. FOGGERS
8. LIGHT
9. WATER & FEED
10. EXTRA SYSTEMS
11. EMERGENCY SETTING
12. WATER ON DEMAND
13. FEEDING PLAN
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•
•
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Fan
No.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
ACTIVE
STIR FAN PROGRAM
PROGRAM
-A-B-C-D
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A (heaters): This program corrects temperature variations lengthwise in the building. Insert diff
and sensor numbers.
B (for min vent): This program helps mixing minimum ventilation air for buildings having stir
fans to mix the air coming in with warm inside air
C, D & E (sensors diff temperature): These options create three stir fan groups which operate
according to sensor differentials.
Platinum | 3.00 and higher
4.5.1 Stir Fan Program Help | Set Definitions Version 4.05 and Above
18B
SYSTEM PARAMETERS
PROGRAM A (for min vent)
Operate After End of Cycle: 
Delay for Operation (sec) (+/–)
Time for Operation (sec)
From Level
To Level
From Time (hh:mm)
To Time (hh:mm)
PROGRAM B (sensors diff temp)
Temp Diff to Operate
Diff Between Sensor Number
Diff Between Sensor Number
Cycle On Time (sec)
ON
0
0
0
0
00:00
00:00
2.0
0
0
0
Program A (for Heaters)
•
Diff below Target to Operate: Set the degree of difference below the target temperature for
stir fans to operate.
•
Cycle On time (sec): Define the length of time in seconds you would like the stir fan to
operate during the cycle.
•
Cycle Off time (sec): Define the length of time in seconds you would like the stir fan to be off
during the cycle.
•
From/To Level: Limit the program to operate between the levels defined.
•
From/To Time: Define the time frame for the program to operate (24-hour format).
•
Stop During Fan Operation: Select YES run the heaters when the fans are operating.
Program B (for Min Vent)
•
Operate after End of Cycle: Set when stir fan begins operating. It can be at the end of the
ON cycle or the OFF cycle set in the DEVICE | Levels of Ventilation.
•
Delay for Operation (sec) (+/-): Define length of time in seconds from the end or start of
cycle you chose in Operate after end of cycle above, for the stir fans to operate.
•
Time for Operation (sec): Define length of time in seconds for the stir fans to operate.
•
From/To Level: Limit the program to operate between the levels defined.
•
From/To Time: Define the time frame for the program to operate (24-hour format).
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Program C, D, E (Sensors Diff Temp or Independent)
•
NOTE:
Temp Diff to Operate: Set the degree of difference between sensors for stir fans to begin
operating.
If this parameter is set to 0 (zero), the variable stir fan runs independently of the sensors.
•
Diff between Sensor Number: Select a sensor to define one temperature reading.
•
Diff between Sensor Number: Select a second sensor to define a temperature reading from
a different area.
•
Cycle On time (sec): Define the length of time in seconds you would like the stir fan to
operate during the cycle.
•
Cycle Off time (sec): Define the length of time in seconds you would like the stir fan to be off
during the cycle.
•
From/To Level: Limit the program to operate between the levels defined.
•
From/To Time: Define the time frame for the program to operate (24-hour format).
•
Stop During Fan Operation: Select YES run the heaters when the fans are operating.
•
Variable Stir Fan: Select the stir fan to be used
•
Min/Max Variable Stir Fan Speed: Enter the minimum and maximum speed (in percentage).
4.5.2 Stir Fan Program Help | Set Definitions Version 4.03 and Below
Program A (for Minimum Ventilation)
•
Operate after End of Cycle: Set when stir fan begins operating. It can be at the end of the
ON cycle or the OFF cycle set in the DEVICE | Levels of Ventilation.
•
Delay for Operation (sec) (+/-): Define length of time in seconds from the end or start of
cycle you chose in Operate after end of cycle above, for the stir fans to operate.
•
Time for Operation (sec): Define length of time in seconds for the stir fans to operate.
•
From/To Level: Limit the program to operate between the levels defined.
•
From/To Time: Define the time frame for the program to operate (24-hour format).
NOTE:
See the examples below. They show how the various delays work with respect to the
minimum ventilation fan timers defined in DEVICE | Levels of Ventilation.
Example 1 of Program A:
SYSTEM PARAMETERS
PROGRAM A (for min vent)
Operate After End of Cycle: 
Delay for Operation (sec) (+/–)
Time for Operation (sec)
From Level
To Level
From Time (hh:mm)
To Time (hh:mm)
PROGRAM A (sensors diff temp)
Temp Diff to Operate
Diff Between Sensor Number
Diff Between Sensor Number
Cycle On Time (sec)
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ON
5
20
0
0
00:00
00:00
2.0
0
0
0
Platinum | 3.00 and higher
Example 2 of Program A
SYSTEM PARAMETERS
PROGRAM A (for min vent)
Operate After End of Cycle: 
Delay for Operation (sec) (+/–)
Time for Operation (sec)
From Level
To Level
From Time (hh:mm)
To Time (hh:mm)
PROGRAM A (sensors diff temp)
Temp Diff to Operate
Diff Between Sensor Number
Diff Between Sensor Number
Cycle On Time (sec)
OFF
-5
50
0
0
00:00
00:00
2.0
0
0
0
Program B (Sensors Different Temperature)
•
Temp Diff to Operate: Set the degree of difference between sensors for stir fans to begin
operating.
•
Diff between Sensor Number: Select a sensor to define one temperature reading.
•
Diff between Sensor Number: Select a second sensor to define a temperature reading from a
different area.
•
Cycle On time (sec): Define the length of time in seconds you would like the stir fan to
operate during the cycle.
•
Cycle Off time (sec): Define the length of time in seconds you would like the stir fan to be off
during the cycle.
NOTE:
The other parameters are explained in the program above.
Program C (for Heaters)
•
NOTE:
Diff below Target to Operate: Set the degree of difference below the target temperature for
stir fans to operate.
Additional parameters are the same as in Programs A & B, explained above.
Program D & E (Independent)
Programs D and E enable you to set the desired cycle, level range, and time range for the stir fans to
operate. They do not rely on ventilation cycles or temperature readings, thus making them independent.
4.6 Cool Pad
This menu sets the operating conditions for Cool Pad.
DEVICE SETTING
1. LEVELS OF VENTILATION
2. SPEED FAN LEVELS
3. VENT & CURTAIN LEVELS
4. STIR FAN LEVELS
5. STIR FAN PROGRAM
6. COOL PAD
7. FOGGERS
8. LIGHT
9. WATER & FEED
10. EXTRA SYSTEMS
11. EMERGENCY SETTING
12. WATER ON DEMAND
13. FEEDING PLAN
Day
1
7
7
14
14
14
14
14
14
14
Start
Time
10:00
10:00
10:00
10:00
10:00
10:00
10:00
10:00
10:00
10:00
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End
Time
21:00
21:00
21:00
21:00
21:00
21:00
21:00
21:00
21:00
21:00
COOL PAD
Tunnel
Diff
3.0
3.0
5.0
2.0
3.0
4.0
5.0
6.0
7.0
8.0
To
Hum
99
99
99
99
99
99
99
99
99
99
On
sec
15
15
45
15
30
45
60
75
100
200
Off
sec
285
285
255
285
270
255
240
225
200
100
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Day: Set growth day.
•
Start Time: The cool pad begins operating at this time.
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End Time: The cool pad ceases to operate at this time.
o It is possible to set multiple start and stop times for a single day.
o In the screen above, growth day jumps from day 7 to day 14, the cool pad continues
to work according to day 7 settings from growth day 7 through growth day 14.
•
Tunnel Differential: Set difference from tunnel temperature to use this setting. You can use
negative differential temperatures.
o Note the settings for Day 14. The Platinum uses the maximum temperature differential
that applies to choose the correct settings.
•
To Humidity: Set maximum humidity allowed before stopping cool pad. You can enter 100%.
•
On Sec: Set the maximum on time for each cycle of cool pad operation.
•
Off Sec: Set the minimum off time for each cycle of cool pad operation.
4.6.1 Cool Pad Help | Set Definitions
SYSTEM PARAMETERS
COOL PAD
Temperature Band
Humidity Band (%)
Flush Cool Pad At:
Cool Pad Flush Duration (minute)
Diff Between Cool Pads Stage
Min Level to Enable Operation
•
Temperature Band: Define the on/off hysteresis relative to temperature.
•
Humidity Band (%): Define the on/off hysteresis relative to humidity.
•
Flush Cool Pad At: Set time of day (hh:mm) to start continuous water application to remove
deposits from the cool cells.
•
Cool Pad Flush Duration (minutes): Set the length of time in minutes for flushing. If this
parameter is set, flush is applied without regard to ventilation level or operating mode.
•
Diff Between Cool Pads Stage: Platinum supports four cooling pad stages. The controller
activates the first stage when the temperature reaches the Tunnel Temperature (Control >
Temperature Curve) plus the Tunnel Differentiation (set in the Cool Pad screen). Each
additional stage begin when the temperature reaches the Tunnel Temperature plus the
Tunnel Differentiation plus this differentiation.
For example, if:
o
o
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2.0
2.0
00:00
0
0.0
1
Tunnel Temperature = 80°
Tunnel Diff = 2
Platinum | 3.00 and higher
o
Diff between Cool Pads Stage = 3
Stage 1 starts at 82°, Stage 2 at 85°, Stage 3 at 88°, and Stage 4 at 91°.
•
Min Level to Enable Operation: Select the minimum ventilation level to operate the cool
cells. This does not apply to the flush functions.
Example: Cool Pad ON temperature = 80°, Diff set to 2º F:
Cool Pad #
Assigned Sensor
Diff Between Cool Pads Stage
Actual ON temperature
1
Average
0.0
80°
2
Average
2.0
82°
3
Temp Sensor 2
0.0
80°
4
Temp Sensor 2
2.0
82°
4.7 Foggers
This menu sets the operating conditions for the Foggers. The main difference between the Fogger
Menu and the Cool Pad Menu is the different temperature reference point. The Fogger Temperature
Differentials are relative to the target temperature instead of the tunnel entry temperature.
DEVICE SETTING
1. LEVELS OF VENTILATION
2. SPEED FAN LEVELS
3. VENT & CURTAIN LEVELS
4. STIR FAN LEVELS
5. STIR FAN PROGRAM
6. COOL PAD
7. FOGGERS
8. LIGHT
9. WATER & FEED
10. EXTRA SYSTEMS
11. EMERGENCY SETTING
12. WATER ON DEMAND
13. FEEDING PLAN
Day
47
47
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Start
Time
12:00
12:00
00:00
00:00
00:00
00:00
00:00
00:00
00:00
00:00
FOGGERS
End
Target
Time
Diff
21:00 18.0
21:00 20.0
00:00 0.0
00:00 0.0
00:00 0.0
00:00 0.0
00:00 0.0
00:00 0.0
00:00 0.0
00:00 0.0
To
Hum
99
99
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
On
sec
300
300
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Off
sec
600
300
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
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Day: Set growth day
•
Start Time & End Time: Time of day you want foggers to start and stop.
o It is possible to set multiple start and stop times for single day.
o In the screen above, the first programmed line is at day 47. The foggers do not
operate before growth day 47 in this case. Since there are no entries other than day
47, the day 47 program lines apply from then on.
•
Target Differential: Set difference from target temperature to trigger foggers.
•
To Humidity: Set maximum humidity allowed before stopping foggers.
•
On Sec: Set the maximum on time for each cycle of fogger operation.
•
Off Sec: Set the minimum off time for each cycle of fogger operation.
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4.7.1 Foggers Help | Set Definitions
SYSTEM PARAMETERS
FOGGERS
Temperature Band
Humidity Band (%)
Min Level to Enable Operation
Max Level to Enable Operation
2.0
2.0
1
30
•
Temperature Band: Define the on/off hysteresis relative to temperature.
•
Humidity Band (%): Define the on/off hysteresis relative to humidity.
•
Min Level to Enable Operation: Select the minimum ventilation level to operate the foggers.
•
Max Level to Enable Operation: Set the maximum ventilation level for fogger operation.
4.8 Light
This menu sets the operating conditions for lights. The controller has a capacity for up to four channels
of On/Off Lights and up to four channels of Dimmer Lights. In addition, this menu enables using a light
sensor.
1. In Install > Analog Output (refer to Analog Output, page 91) define up to four outputs as light
dimmers.
2. In Device Setting > Light, define the parameters as required.
DEVICE SETTING
1. LEVELS OF VENTILATION
2. SPEED FAN LEVELS
3. VENT & CURTAIN LEVELS
4. STIR FAN LEVELS
5. STIR FAN PROGRAM
6. COOL PAD
7. FOGGERS
8. LIGHT
9. WATER & FEED
10. EXTRA SYSTEMS
11. EMERGENCY SETTING
12. WATER ON DEMAND
13. FEEDING PLAN
NOTE:
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Day
Time
1
12
12
12
12
25
25
25
25
0
00:00
00:00
01:00
03:00
21:00
00:00
03:00
20:00
23:00
00:00
LIGHT
Light
1 2 3


  

  
  
  
  
  
  
Intensity (%)
1
2
100 0
45
45
0
0
45
45
0
0
0
0
35
35
0
0
35
35
0
0
Version 3.03 and higher support setting the light table based on feed days.
Platinum | 3.00 and higher
The configuration of this menu is dependent on the Water & Feed (page 48) configuration:
•
If you select Daily, the above screen appears when you select Light; configure the Light menu
once.
•
If you select 2 – 6 Days or Week, the screen below appears.
Please Select
Light Table for Feed/No Feed
Days.
Select Table
FEED
NO FEED
1. Select Feed and press Enter. The Light parameters screen appears. These parameters
configure the Light functions on feed days.
2. Configure the parameters.
3. Select No Feed and press Enter. The Light parameters screen appears. These parameters
configure the Light functions on non-feed days.
4. Configure the parameters.
• Day: Set Growth Day
In the example, the brood lights (channel 1) and bright center lights (channel 2) turn on from day
1, while the grow end lights (channel 3) are off. The example shows two channels of light dimmer,
Channel 1 at 100% and Channel 2 at 0% (for baby chicks in the brood zone).
•
Time: Set event times for the lights.
o On day 12, the center lights turn off, and the dimmer lights go to 45%. There are two
periods of darkness: from 01:00 to 03:00 in the morning, and 09:00 PM to midnight.
This program repeats until day 25.
o From day 25 the on/off lights stay off, and the dimmer lights provide dim light during
the on periods, and go out fully for two periods of darkness. The dark periods total 6
hours, being from midnight to 03:00 AM and from 08:00 PM (20:00) to 11:00 PM
(23:00).
•
Light: Check mark the desired light(s) to turn on. Apply dots for lights you would like to turn
off. Switch between check marks and dots by pressing the +/- key.
•
Intensity (%): Set intensity in percentage for light dimmer(s). Dimmer lights start to brighten if
the intensity increases, and complete dimming if the intensity decreases at the set time. That
is, they start dimming the ‘sunset time’ in advance of the set time (see Help | Set below).
Platinum | 3.00 and higher
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4.8.1 Light Help | Set Definitions
DEVICE SETTING
LIGHT
Sunrise Time (minutes)
Sunset Time (minutes)
Allow Spiking from Day
Spike Cycle (minutes)
Spike Duration (minutes)
Spike Increase Amount (%)
Signal Light Is:
Signal Before Feed (seconds)
Signal During Feed (seconds)
Light Sensor Active
•
Sunrise Time (minutes): The amount of time required for the light intensity to rise from 0%
to the designated level.
•
Sunset Time (minutes): The amount of time required for the light intensity to decline from
the designated level to 0%.
•
Allow Spiking from Day: The day spiking begins.
•
Spike Cycle (minutes): The time length that the spike is at its maximum level. Reaching the
maximum level and returning to the preset level both take one minute. For example if the
spike duration is 10 minutes, the spike cycle is 8 minutes.
•
Spike Durations (minutes): The total amount of time of the spike cycle, including the rise
and fall times.
•
Spike Increase Amount: Set the increase in intensity for the spike in relation to the current
light intensity.
•
Signal Light Is: Only one light operates during feeding times. Select which light is lit or
choose “None”.
NOTE:
After the feeding period ends, all lights selected in the Light Parameters screen relight.
•
Signal Before Feed (seconds): Amount of time, before the feeding starts, that all other lights
go off.
•
Signal During Feed (seconds): Amount of time that the selected light remains on after
feeding ends.
NOTE:
•
NOTE:
47
10
10
1
0
0
0
LIGHT2
60
60
NO
The above two parameters are disabled on no feed days.
Light Sensor Active: The light sensor turns off all lights when sufficient outside lights exists.
If a light sensor is installed, enable this option to turn off the light during feeding time when
there is sufficient outside light. Refer to Light Sensor Calibration, page 78 for details.
Versions 3.03 and higher supports light sensor.
Platinum | 3.00 and higher
Figure 11: Lighting without Spiking
Figure 12: Lighting with Spiking
NOTE:
The initial reference time for the Spike Cycle is the end of Sunrise. The spike begins Spike
Duration minutes before the end of the Spike Cycle, and has one minute up and down ramps
in intensity. If Sunrise Duration is set to zero, no spiking occurs.
4.9 Water & Feed
This menu sets the operating conditions for water, feed, and auger devices
1. In Install > Relay Layout, define the water, feeder, and auger relays as required.
2. In Device > Water and Feed, define the parameters as required.
DEVICE
1. LEVELS OF VENTILATION
2. SPEED FAN LEVELS
3. VENT & CURTAIN LEVELS
4. STIR FAN LEVELS
5. STIR FAN PROGRAM
6. COOL PAD
7. FOGGERS
8. LIGHT
9. WATER & FEED
10. EXTRA SYSTEMS
11. EMERGENCY SETTING
12. WATER ON DEMAND
13. FEEDING PLAN
Day
1
12
25
46
48
0
0
0
0
0
WATER & FEED
Time
Water Feeder
hh:mm 1 2
1 2
01:00


10:00


14:00


00:00

 
 
 
00:00
 
 
00:00
 
 
00:00
 
 
00:00
 
 
00:00
 
 
00:00
Auger
1 2


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
•
Day: Set growth day. Growth days stay at the defined parameters until the next defined day.
•
Time: Set event times for water, feeder, or auger. Check marks indicate ON at the event
time, and dots indicate OFF. Toggle between check marks and dots with the +/- keys.
•
Water: Select a check mark to mark water lines to turn on, dot the ones to turn off.
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•
Feeder: Check mark feed lines to turn on, dot the ones to turn off.
•
Auger: Check mark auger lines to turn on, dot the ones to turn off.
NOTE:
You can implement mealtime, clean up meals and other options similarly as shown earlier in
the light programs.
4.10 Extra Systems
This menu sets the parameters of other devices that are not listed in the controller.
DEVICE
1. LEVELS OF VENTILATION
2. SPEED FAN LEVELS
3. VENT & CURTAIN LEVELS
4. STIR FAN LEVELS
5. STIR FAN PROGRAM
6. COOL PAD
7. FOGGERS
8. LIGHT
9. WATER & FEED
10. EXTRA SYSTEMS
11. EMERGENCY SETTING
12. WATER ON DEMAND
13. FEEDING PLAN
System
Start Time
End Time
From Temp
To Temp
From Hum.
To Hum.
On (sec)
Off (sec)
•
Start Time: Time at which this Extra System starts.
•
End Time: Time at which this Extra System stops.
EXTRA SYSTEMS
1
2
10:30
06:15
18:45
20:30
75.5
85.5
93.0
95.5
55
60
85
85
45
45
300
300
3
14:20
03:15
60
98.0
60
85
300
2000
4
00:00
00:00
0.0
0.0
0
0
0
0
•
From Temp: Temperature above which Extra System operates.
•
To Temp: Temperature below which Extra System operates.
•
From Humidity: Humidity above which Extra System operates
•
To Humidity: Humidity below which Extra System operates.
•
On (sec): On time for the Extra System. If set to 0, the extra system does not operate.
•
Off (sec): Off time for Extra System after completion of on time. If you have values in both
ON and Off, the extra system cycles. If you have zero OFF time, and any ON time, the
system simply stays on as long as the other parameters are satisfied.
NOTE:
All parameters must be satisfied for an Extra System to operate. For example if the
temperature is below the From Temperature or the Humidity below the From Humidity, the
system is OFF. You can assign specific temperature sensors to an Extra System in Install |
Temp Definition. The Extra System uses the Inside Humidity, not the Outside Humidity. If
there is no humidity sensor, the Extra Systems ignore the humidity parameters.
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4.11 Emergency Setting
This selection applies to optional emergency cards. These cards are battery backed, and operate as
standard switch and relay cards during normal operation. If an emergency occurs, the cards continue to
operate according to their emergency settings.
 To use this function, install an emergency card
DEVICE
1. LEVELS OF VENTILATION
2. SPEED FAN LEVELS
3. VENT & CURTAIN LEVELS
4. STIR FAN LEVELS
5. STIR FAN PROGRAM
6. COOL PAD
7. FOGGERS
8. LIGHT
9. WATER & FEED
10. EXTRA SYSTEMS
11. EMERGENCY SETTING
12. WATER ON DEMAND
13. FEEDING PLAN
Relay
31
32
33
34
35
EMERGENCY SETTING
Function
Diff
Day
Heat 4
-5.0
10
Exh. Fan 1
0.0
20
Tun. Fan 6
2.0
30
Tun. Fan 7
4.0
0
Tun. Fan 8
6.0
Operate
Min
Vent
Temp.
Temp.
Temp.
•
Relay: The Platinum determines the relay numbers automatically from the position in the
controller in which the Emergency Switch card is installed.
•
Function: Assign the relay function in Install | Relay Layout. Your selections will likely be
different from the example above. The Platinum does not allow certain selections for the
emergency functions.
•
Differential: The difference from target temperature at which the device operates during
emergency operation.
•
Day: After this day, the device operates continuously without regard to temperature setting
during emergency operation. In this example:
o Exhaust Fan 1 operates up to the target temperature using the Min Vent timer
calculated in Help | Set on the next page, and continuously above the target
temperature. However, from Growth Day 10 forward, the fan operates continuously
without regard to temperature.
o Tunnel Fan 6 is off below 2.0º + Target, and operates continuously if the temperature
is more than 2.0º above Target Temperature. However, if the Growth Day is 20 or
greater, Tunnel Fan 6 operates continuously without regard to temperature during
•
Operate: Choose whether the Minimum Vent timer applies to this device or only the
temperature differential.
Platinum | 3.00 and higher
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4.11.1
Emergency Setting Help | Set Definitions
SYSTEM PARAMETERS
EMERGENCY SETTING
Diff Above Target For Emergency
Diff Below Target For Emergency
Min. Vent On Time Day1
(sec)
Min. Vent Off Time Day 1
(sec)
Min. Vent On Time Day 21 (sec)
Min. Vent Off Time Day 21 (sec)
Delay Time to Start Fans (sec)
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15.0
-10.0
30
270
300
0
30
•
Diff above target for emergency: Set a value above temperature target at which the
emergency card enters emergency operation.
•
Diff below target for emergency: Set a value below temperature target at which the
emergency card enters emergency operation.
•
Min. vent on time day 1 (sec): Set the minimum ventilation on time for 1-day-old birds in this
parameter. The card calculates on times between days 1 to 21.
•
Min. vent off time day 1 (sec): Set the off time for minimum ventilation cycle timer during
emergency for growth day 1.
•
Min. vent on time day 21 (sec): Set the on time for minimum ventilation for three-week old
birds.
•
Min. vent off time day 21 (sec): Set the off time for minimum ventilation cycle timer during
emergency for growth day 21.
•
Delay time to start fans (sec): Set a delay time for the card to wait upon entering
emergency before starting fans. This delay gives air inlet devices time to pre-position before
ans turn on and build static pressure. Otherwise, the static pressure could cause air inlet
curtains to stick to wire mesh barriers.
Platinum | 3.00 and higher
4.12 Water on Demand
The Water On Demand (WOD) function enables regulating the pressure of all nipple lines in the house
from one central point, ensuring uniform pressure in all lines. The function also enables immediate
transitioning between different preset pressures of all nipple lines in the house by closing and opening
of valves at the central point (manual or solenoid according to the mode installed).
DEVICE
1. LEVELS OF VENTILATION
2. SPEED FAN LEVELS
3. VENT & CURTAIN LEVELS
4. STIR FAN LEVELS
5. STIR FAN PROGRAM
6. COOL PAD
7. FOGGERS
8. LIGHT
9. WATER & FEED
10. EXTRA SYSTEMS
11. EMERGENCY SETTING
12. WATER ON DEMAND
13. FEEDING PLAN
EMERGENCY SETTING
From
To
Day Time
Time
WOD
hh:mm hh:mm
1
12:00
14:00
1
2
12:00
14:00
2
3
12:00
14:00
3
5
12:00
14:00
3
7
12:00
14:00
4
9
12:00
14:00
4
1. In Installation > Relay Layout designate up to four relays as WOD valves (relays 179 to 182).
Refer to Relay Layout, page 87 for details.
2. In Device > Water on Demand, configure the following parameters:
o
o
o
Day: Specifies the day to activate the selected WOD valve
From Time/To Time: Specifies the time to activate and deactivate the specified WOD
valve
WOD: Specifies the WOD valve to be activated
NOTE:
You can specify up to 50 time periods.
NOTE:
Versions 3.06 and 4.06 and higher support the WOD function.
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5
MANAGE MENU
The following sections detail the Management Menu.
•
Bird Inventory, page 53
•
Feed Inventory, page 53
•
Time & Date, page 55
•
Growth Day & Flock, page 55
•
Alarm Setting, page 55
•
Alarm Reset, page 58
•
Fail Safe Setting, page 59
•
Password, page 59
•
Relay Current, page 60
5.1 Bird Inventory
Maintain your bird inventory by entering data into the controller.
MANAGEMENT
1. BIRD INVENTORY
2. FEED INVENTORY
3. TIME & DATE
4. GROWTH DAY & FLOCK
5. ALARM SETTING
6. ALARM RESET
7. FAIL SAFE SETTING
8. PASSWORD
9. RELAY CURRENT
BIRD INVENTORY
Male
Female
Add Dead Birds
0
0
Add Culled
0
0
Birds Moved
0
0
Birds Placed
10000 5000
Today’s Dead
Birds
35
33
12
10
Today’s Culled
35
33
Total Dead Birds
12
10
Total Culled
Total Birds
1020
510
Total
0
0
0
15000
68
22
68
22
1530
•
Maintain bird inventory by entering quantities in the upper half of the screen. There are
separate columns for male and female. If you do not wish to keep separate data, simply
enter the data into one or the other.
•
Initially, enter the number of birds placed. Thereafter, enter the quantity found dead, culled
(Add Culled) or moved as needed. The Platinum shows totals and subtotals in the lower
portion of the screen.
•
You can correct an error, so long as you correct it on the same day before midnight, by
entering a negative quantity (press the +/- key after the number) to subtract the error. After
midnight, the information transfers to the HISTORY Menu.
5.2 Feed Inventory
Maintain your feed inventory by entering data into the controller.
MANAGEMENT
1. BIRD INVENTORY
2. FEED INVENTORY
3. TIME & DATE
4. GROWTH DAY & FLOCK
5. ALARM SETTING
6. ALARM RESET
7. FAIL SAFE SETTING
8. PASSWORD
9. RELAY CURRENT
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No.
Date
1
2-Jan-08
2
5-Jan-08
3
13-Jan-08
4
- 5
- 6
- 7
- 8
- Total Feed:
ACTIVE
Platinum | 3.00 and higher
FEED INVENTORY
1
2
7800
0
0
9000
8000
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
15800
9000
√
√
3
0
15000
0
0
0
0
0
0
150000
√
4
0
10000
0
0
0
0
0
0
10000
√
To enter feed inventory manually:
1. Type the day of the month and press ENTER.
2. Select the month and press ENTER.
3. Type the two-digit year and press ENTER.
4. Enter the feed quantity under the Feed Bins and press ENTER. The cumulative total appears
in the Total Feed row.
5. To delete an entry, change the quantity to zero for all feed bins and press ENTER. Exit the
menu and the entry disappears when you enter the menu again.
NOTE:
Version 4.05 and higher supports four feed bins. Previous versions support two bins.
If you have installed load cells and connected feed bin scales to your Platinum, it automatically
maintains feed inventory, including delivery dates and feed consumption data. You can monitor your fill
system and maintain approximate feed inventory using the Digital Inputs. In this case, you need to
enter your own delivery dates.
This information transfers to the HISTORY | Water & Feed menus daily, or optionally as often as
selected (by the minute) in History View.
5.2.1 Feed Inventory Help | Set Definitions
24B
SYSTEM PARAMETERS
FEED INVENTORY
Total Feed In Bin-1
0
Total Feed In Bin-2
0
Total Feed In Bin-3
0
Total Feed In Bin-4
0
Active Feed Bin
 F.BIN1
•
Total Feed in Bin-1/Bin-2/Bin-3/Bin-4: Manually change or correct the amount of feed in the
bins.
•
Active Feed Bin: Select the desired feed bin for use. It is possible to select all of them.
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5.3 Time & Date
This menu sets the current time and date for the controller.
TIME & DATE
Current Time
09:19
Date
10-Mar-08
Day of the Week
THURSDAY
•
Current Time: Enter the current time in 24 hour format.
•
Date: Enter the date in day-month-year format.
•
Day of the Week: Select the day of the week from the drop down menu.
5.4 Growth Day & Flock
This menu defines the number of growth days and flock number.
TIME & DATE
Current Growth Day
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Flock No.
1
New Flock
NO
•
Current Growth Day: Enter current growth day, if necessary. It is possible to enter negative
growth days up to -2. If you reset the growth day for a new flock using this tool, your old
history data does not clear. Use New Flock function to clear out old history in preparation for
new birds.
•
Flock No.: The controller automatically increments the flock number each time you choose
New Flock. You can edit the flock number. Since this field accepts six digits, some
producers enter a flock number that is made of the day, month and year the birds arrived.
•
New Flock: Use the new flock function on arrival of a new set of birds to set the growth day
back to 1, 0, -1, or -2, and to clear out old history data.
5.5 Alarm Setting
This menu defines the various alarm settings.
MANAGEMENT
1. BIRD INVENTORY
2. FEED INVENTORY
3. TIME & DATE
4. GROWTH DAY & FLOCK
5. ALARM SETTING
6. ALARM RESET
7. FAIL SAFE SETTING
8. PASSWORD
9. RELAY CURRENT
NOTE:
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ALARM SETTING
Global Alarm Delay (sec)
Alarm Reminder (min., 0-Disable)
SENSOR ALARM
Sensor Low Temp. Range
Sensor High Temp. Range
Sensor Alarm-Diff From Lo. Alarm
Sensor Alarm-Diff From Hi. Alarm
ALARM
Alarm Test At Time: (hh:mm)
Day Of Alarm Test:

Alarm Test Duration (sec)
AUGER OVERTIME ALARM
Auger Overtime Delay (minute)
See Fail Safe Setting.
Platinum | 3.00 and higher
1
30
32.0
122.0
1.0
1.0
12:00
DAILY
0
15
•
Global Alarm Delay (sec): Alarms without a separate alarm delay, use this global delay
before signaling the alarm.
•
Alarm Reminder (min., 0-Disable): Amount of time before a reminder is sent if the situation
has not yet been corrected.
Sensor Alarm
•
Sensor Low Temperature Range: Sets the minimum reading a sensor can have to be
considered a valid sensor reading. Sensor readings below this are rejected. This generates a
sensor out of range alarm. This does not apply to the special Circuit Breaker Sensor or
Outside Temperature Sensor.
•
Sensor High Temperature Range: Sets the maximum reading a sensor may have to be
considered a valid sensor reading. Sensor readings above this reading are rejected. This
generates a sensor out of range alarm. This does not apply to the special Circuit Breaker
Sensor or Outside Temperature Sensor.
•
Sensor Alarm-Differential from Low Alarm: Individual sensor (or zone) alarm if any active
sensor reads this much or more below the Control | Temperature Curve | Low Alarm
Temperature.
•
Sensor Alarm-Differential from High Alarm: Individual active growth area sensors alarm if
they read this much or more above the Control | Temperature Curve | High Alarm
Temperature.
Alarms
•
Alarm Test at Time: Schedule the alarm test time.
•
Day of Alarm Test: Choose Daily or a particular day of the week for the scheduled alarm.
•
Alarm Test Duration (sec): Choose the alarm test duration..
Auger Overtime Alarm
•
Auger Overtime Delay: Set the maximum auger run time for your cross fill system. If you
have a monitor connected to the digital inputs programmed as Feeder-1 Overtime or Feeder2 Overtime the Platinum sends an alarm after this delay.
•
Feeder Off During Overtime: Choose whether to shut the feed systems off after a feeder
overtime alarm. Options:
o No: All augers and feeders remain on.
o All: Al augers and feeders shut down.
o Related: Only the specific auger from which the alarm originated and it feeders shut
down.
NOTE:
If you choose All or Related, the feed system turns off and does not resume until you Reset
Alarm in the Management Menu.
Auger Empty Alarm
•
Condition Detection Delay (sec.): Platinum sends an alarm when the current goes to the
level set in the following parameter after this delay.
•
Below Nominal Current: Send an alarm when the nominal current drops to this level.
NOTE:
Version 4.05 and above supports the Auger Empty Alarm. This alarm is operative only if 1)
Current Sense Relays are installed and calibrated 2) augers have been calibrated.
Platinum | 3.00 and higher
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5.5.1 Alarm Setting Help | Set Definitions
SYSTEM PARAMETERS
ALARM SETTING
Advanced Alarms
 YES
•
Advanced Alarms: When selecting YES, the following additional alarms appear on the
ALARM SETTINGS screen (press MENU and then ENTER to reenter the screen):
Feed Alarms
•
Allow Feed Alarm From/To: Set a starting time from which the controller can send feed
shortage alarms.
•
Bin 1/2/3/4 Low Feed Alarm Limit: Alarm if feed in Bin 1/2/3/4 is below this limit and time is
between From and To limits.
NOTE:
Version 4.05 and higher supports up to four feed bins. Previous versions support two only.
Water Overflow Alarms
•
According to Light Table: Change overflow alarm level when the lights are off.
•
First Day: Overflow on the FIRST day applies to the first day operation. You can define a first
day at which to start increasing the overflow limit automatically. Days prior to the ‘First Day’
use the First Day overflow limit; days following the first day have an incremental curve toward
the LAST DAY OVERFLOW parameter setting.
•
Overflow on First Day: Number of gallons/liters per minute that generate an overflow alarm
on the first day.
•
Last Day: Set the last day for the overflow curve.
•
Overflow on Last Day: Set the maximum overflow limit (gallons/liters) for those days
following the last curve day.
•
Overflow At Dark: Select overflow limit. When it is dark, controller checks every minute.
•
Overflow Alarm Delay: Define delay time before the controller generates an overflow alarm.
•
Extra Delay At Light Start: When the first light appears, define the amount of minutes before
the controller begins to operate according to the set Overflow for that day.
•
Fogger Water Overflow: Define the water overflow for foggers (per minute).
Water Shortage Alarms
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Allow Water Shortage Alarm From/To: Set the period for which the controller generates
water shortage alarms.
•
Shortage During Lights Off: Select whether water shortage alarm are disabled when all
lights are out.
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Quantity for Shortage: Minimum flow rate that must be maintained or a water shortage
alarm is generated.
•
Shortage Alarm Delay: Minimum period of time that the shortage must extend through
before generating an alarm.
Bird Scales Alarms
•
Allow Bird Scale Alarms From/To: Set time frame for which the controller begins and ends
generating alarms for the bird scale.
Auxiliary Alarms
•
Assign auxiliary alarms in the Install menu. Note that digital sensors, auxiliary alarm input with
related relay must always match their relay status.
•
Related Relay For Aux Alarm 1/2/3/4: Relay for Auxiliary Alarm 1/2/3/4.
•
AUX. Alarm Delay (sec): Separate from the Global Alarm Delay. If there is a dry contact,
the alarm is sent after the defined AUX. Alarm Delay.
Circuit Breaker Alarm
•
Temperature for Circuit Breaker Alarm: Set circuit breaker alarm temperature.
5.6 Alarm Reset
This menu functions as an alarm and siren reset.
MANAGEMENT
1. BIRD INVENTORY
2. FEED INVENTORY
3. TIME & DATE
4. GROWTH DAY & FLOCK
5. ALARM SETTING
6. ALARM RESET
7. FAIL SAFE SETTING
8. PASSWORD
9. RELAY CURRENT
•
ALARM RESET
Alarm Reset
NO
NO
ACTIVE ALARM
SIREN ONLY
No. Message
YES
1
Switches Changed
Alarm Reset:
o NO: Does not reset alarms
o SIREN ONLY: Resets only the siren, alarms remain
o YES: Resets alarms
Selecting YES:
o
o
o
Clears the alarm relay for all current alarms. The alarms may remain valid, but the
unit does not register new alarms. If a new alarm occurs, or an existing alarm clears
and reoccurs, the alarm relay signals again (after any appropriate delay).
Restores normal operation after an emergency pressure or feed overrun incident. If
the controller experiences a high-pressure alarm for too long, it enters emergency
pressure operation by opening all known air sources. Curtains open to preset amounts
as set in CONTROL | Static Pressure. If you select SIREN ONLY, the alarm relay
returns to the no alarm condition, but the emergency pressure status continues.
Restores normal operation after a feed overrun situation that calls for turning off the
feeding system. If the feed monitor senses the cross auger runs too long, it trips a
feed overrun alarm and optionally turns off the feed system. If you select SIREN
ONLY, the alarm relay returns to the no alarm condition, but the feed overrun status
continues.
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5.7 Fail Safe Setting
When there is a problem such as extremely high air temperature, the Fail-Safe function immediately
activates a backup system (for example the RBU-27) to ensure that adequate ventilation continues.
FAIL SAFE SETTING
Alarm Type
Select
High Temp.

Low Temp.

Low Static Pressure


High Static Pressure

Avg. Temperature Fail

AUX.
The Platinum has six options besides controller failure or power off to activate the fail-safe relay. Apply
the additional settings by using the '+/-' key:
•
High/Low Temperature: Select to trigger fail-safe when the temperature is exceptionally
high/low.
•
Low/High Static Pressure: Select to trigger fail-safe when the static pressure is
exceptionally low/high.
•
Avg. Temperature Fail: Select to trigger fail-safe when all sensors in house fail.
•
AUX: Select to trigger fail-safe when auxiliary dry contact occurs.
5.8 Password
PASSWORD
Owner Password
User-1 Password
User-2 Password
User-3 Password
User-4 Password
User-5 Password
Visitor Password
____
____
____
____
____
____
The owner can set new passwords for himself, all users and visitor. The owner cannot see user
passwords once entered or changed by the users. The users can access the controller and make
changes to all controller settings and their own password. A user can only see and change his own
password. The visitor can access the controller, but cannot make changes. Each time someone
accesses the controller with a password, an event is recorded in the HISTORY | Table of Events.
NOTE:
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If your controller uses passwords, the controller also requires a password entry to
acknowledge switch position changes. If the switch change is not acknowledged the controller
signals an alarm.
Platinum | 3.00 and higher
5.9 Relay Current
NOTE:
Version 4.03 and higher supports the Relay Current feature. The Relay Current feature
supports single phase electricity only.
This menu configures the relay current sense parameters. You can configure:
•
the minimum and maximum amperage flowing to the relays
•
the relay current alarm
•
voltage type
NOTE:
Configuring the amperage is not required. The Platinum controller automatically configures
default settings.
MANAGEMENT
1. BIRD INVENTORY
2. FEED INVENTORY
3. TIME & DATE
4. GROWTH DAY & FLOCK
5. ALARM SETTING
6. ALARM RESET
7. FAIL SAFE SETTING
8. PASSWORD
9. RELAY CURRENT
NOTE:
Rly.
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32
33
34
35
36
37
38
RELAY CURRENT SETTING
Function
Min Nom Max Alr
Heat 6
2.7 3.8 5.0 NO
Heat 7
2.7 3.8 5.0 NO
Heat 8
3.0 3.8 5.6 NO
Exh. Fan 5 2.7 4.3 5.0 NO
Exh. Fan 6 2.3 3.8 5.0 NO
Tun. Fan 1 3.0 4.3 5.6 NO
Tun. Fan 2 0.0 0.0 0.0 NO
Tun. Fan 3 0.0 0.0 0.0 NO
Vlt
110
110
110
110
110
110
110
110
Calibrate the relay before configuring these parameters. Refer to Current Sense Relay
Calibration, page 84. Relays that are not calibrated (or if the relay is not a Current Sense
relay) do not display amperage readings (see relays 37 and 38 in the above figure).
To configure the relay current:
1. Using the arrow buttons, select a minimum or maximum amperage setting.
2. Configure the parameter as required.
NOTE:
The minimum amperage must be greater than the default minimum and the maximum
amperage must be less than the default maximum. For example, relay 35’s amperage must
be more than 2.3 and less than 5.0 amps.
The Nom amperage is the parameter set when calibrating the relay (refer to page 84).
3. Configure the alarm:
No: Alarms are not sent in the event of low or high current
Yes: Alarms are sent in the event of low or high current
No at zero: The controller sends an alarm if the current is low or high, but not if power
is cut off entirely.
4. Configure the voltage: Select 110 or 220 volts.
o
o
o
NOTE:
All relays’ minimum/maximum current settings per equipment type must be within 30% (±) of
the nominal value. However, the augers minimum can go down to 0.0 amperes.
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SCALE MENU
The following sections detail the weighing functions.
•
Scale Layout, page 61
•
General Settings, page 61
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Bird Scale Setting, page 62
•
Feed Bin Setting, page 63
•
Bird Curve, page 64
•
History, page 64
•
Feed Conversion, page 65
•
Test, page 65
•
Calibration, page 66
6.1 Scale Layout
Use Scale Layout to define the (bird) scales, feed bins, or feed scales connected to the controller.
SCALE
1. SCALE LAYOUT
2. GENERAL SETTINGS
3. BIRD SCALE SETTING
4. FEED BIN SETTING
5. BIRD CURVE
6. HISTORY
7. FEED CONVERSION
8. TEST
9. CALIBRATION
Ch.
1
2
3
4
SCALE LAYOUT
Type
Scale-1
Scale-2
Feed-BinScale-1
1
Feed-BinScale-2
2
Feed Bin-1
Feed Bin-2
Feed Bin-3
Feed Bin-4
Define the weighing device attached to each channel of the scale option card. It is possible to program
either bird scale and/or feed bin (silo) scale.
NOTE:
Version 4.05 and higher supports up to four feed bins. Previous versions support up to two
bins.
6.2 General Settings
This menu sets general weighing parameters.
SCALE
1. SCALE LAYOUT
2. GENERAL SETTINGS
3. BIRD SCALE SETTING
4. FEED BIN SETTING
5. BIRD CURVE
6. HISTORY
7. FEED CONVERSION
8. TEST
9. CALIBRATION
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GENERAL SETTINGS
Bird Scale Mode

Uniformity Range (5-30%)
Curve Selector (for mixed) 
SEXED
MIXED
SEXED
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BROILER
BROILER TURKEY
BREEDER
Bird Scale Mode: Select the weighing method:
o SEXED: Considers all birds to be the same sex or ‘unisex’ as in mixed broilers. It
computes its own reference weight or acceptable range from the weighed birds.
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o
MIXED: Considers the flock to be mixed males and females, with the goal of
identifying each bird weight as male or female, which is, classifying it according to a
pre-programmed pair of expected weight curves.
•
Uniformity Range (5-30%): Controller classifies bird weights within this percentage of the
average as uniform. Default is 10%.
•
Curve Selector (for mixed): There are three standard pairs of pre-programmed weight
curves. If you use the mixed weighing method, edit the curves to match your expected growth
profile (BROILER, TURKEY, or BREEDER).
6.2.1 General Settings Help | Set Definitions
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BIRD CURVE
Factory Default Curve
•
No
Factory Default Curve: Select YES to return bird curves to the factory default settings
6.3 Bird Scale Setting
There are two different weighing options available; the option can be selected in the previous section
SCALE | General Settings.
SCALE
1. SCALE LAYOUT
2. GENERAL SETTINGS
3. BIRD SCALE SETTING
4. FEED BIN SETTING
5. BIRD CURVE
6. HISTORY
7. FEED CONVERSION
8. TEST
9. CALIBRATION
BIRD SCALE SETTING - SEXED
Start Time
18:00
End Time
19:00
Range – (0 – 100%)
30
Reference Weight 1
0.13
Reference Weight 2
0.11
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BIRD SCALE SETTING - MIXED
Start Time
18:00
End Time
19:00
Range – (0 – 100%)
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Start Time: Set the hour you would like the
scale to begin weighing
•
Start Time: Set the hour you would
like the scale to begin weighing
•
End Time: Set the hour you would like the
scale to stop weighing
•
End Time: Set the hour you would like
the scale to stop weighing
•
Range – (0-100%): Band above and below
reference weight
•
Range – (0-100%): Band above and
below reference weight
•
Reference Weight 1: Starting out weight
for scale 1
•
Reference Weight 2: Starting out weight
for scale 2
6.4 Feed Bin Setting
These settings help you monitor your feed bin through weighing. There are two events that take place,
emptying (feeding) and filling (loading).
NOTE:
Feed Bins must be defined in Scale Layout for the following parameters to be functional.
SCALE
1. SCALE LAYOUT
2. GENERAL SETTINGS
3. BIRD SCALE SETTING
4. FEED BIN SETTING
5. BIRD CURVE
6. HISTORY
7. FEED CONVERSION
8. TEST
9. CALIBRATION
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FEED BIN SETTING
Minimum Empty Weight
Minimum Filling Weight
Filling Detection Weight
Resume Time (minute)
20
2000
300
5
•
Minimum Emptying Weight (Default: 20 Kg): Define the accumulated emptying weight from
the bin during feeding time for it to be recorded as an event. Once it has been recorded, the
counter resets.
•
Minimum Filling Weight (Default: 2000 Kg): Define weight required to be filled during
loading to be recorded in History – Feed; History – History View; Scale – Feed
Conversion.
•
Filling Detection Weight (Default: 300 Kg): Define the weight you want your controller to
detect a filling to stop augers.
•
Resume Time (minute) (Default: 5 min.): Once loading is completed, define the time you
want your controller to count down for the augurs to resume normal operation.
Platinum | 3.00 and higher
The following is a typical scenario that will help in understanding how to define the Feed Bin Settings:
A loading truck will come to fill the bin. Define the Filling Detection Weight to stop the augers from
operating during a loading event (Default: 300 Kg). Next, a Minimum Filling Weight needs to be
defined in order to have the filling event recorded in the Feed Inventory (Default: 2000 Kg). Once the
loading of the feed is finished, the timer begins to count down for the augers to resume normal
operation (Resume Time, Default: 5 minutes) and for the filling event to be recorded as completed.
6.5 Bird Curve
This screen displays data according to growth day for broilers, turkeys, or breeders, previously set in
SCALE | General Settings.
SCALE
1. SCALE LAYOUT
2. GENERAL SETTINGS
3. BIRD SCALE SETTING
4. FEED BIN SETTING
5. BIRD CURVE
6. HISTORY
7. FEED CONVERSION
8. TEST
9. CALIBRATION
Day
1
7
14
21
28
35
42
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Now
BIRD CURVE
Female
Weight
0.11
0.31
0.66
1.26
2.07
3.15
4.45
5.95
1.87
Male
Weight
0.13
0.35
0.70
1.54
2.73
4.27
6.15
8.22
2.44
Edit the growth days and weights for the bird curves to fit individual preference.
6.6 History
The scale history shows bird weight statistics. You can review daily data for each scale, or separately.
The unit records up to two-bird scale data; if you have more than one scale-1 or one scale-2, their data
is combined.
SCALE
1. SCALE LAYOUT
2. GENERAL SETTINGS
3. BIRD SCALE SETTING
4. FEED BIN SETTING
5. BIRD CURVE
6. HISTORY
7. FEED CONVERSION
8. TEST
9. CALIBRATION
Day
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
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Avg.
0.000
0.000
0.000
0.000
0.000
0.000
0.000
0.159
0.000
0.000
HISTORY
NO.
S.D.
0
0.000
0
0.000
0
0.000
0
0.000
0
0.000
0
0.000
0
0.000
1
0.000
0
0.000
0
0.000
Unif.
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
100
0
0
C.V
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
•
If you selected SEXED weighing, the history includes average data for the combined scales,
and on the next screens separate data for each scale.
•
If you select MIXED weighing, the history includes average data for all birds, and separate
male and female data for Scale 1 and for Scale 2.
o Use the arrow keys to scroll to the separated scale data, or up and down for data that
is off screen.
o The average and the number of weights are the usual definition. The Standard
Deviation is the usual biased estimator (see a suitable textbook on statistical
measurements). The Uniformity is the industry standard 10% uniformity (number of
birds per 100 within 10% of the average weight), and the Coefficient of Variation or
C.V. is the normalized standard deviation (standard deviation divided by average
times 100 %.)
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6.7 Feed Conversion
This screen displays the amount of feed converted into the bird’s weight.
SCALE
1. SCALE LAYOUT
2. GENERAL SETTINGS
3. BIRD SCALE SETTING
4. FEED BIN SETTING
5. BIRD CURVE
6. HISTORY
7. FEED CONVERSION
8. TEST
9. CALIBRATION
Day
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
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FEED CONVERSION
Bird
Daily
Feed
Weight
Feed
Conversion
0.00
0
N/A
0.00
0
N/A
0.00
0
N/A
0.00
0
N/A
0.00
0
N/A
0.00
0
N/A
0.00
0
N/A
0.16
0
0.00
0.00
0
N/A
0.00
0
N/A
6.8 Test
This section is a real time table to show the statuses of all scales connected to the controller.
1. In Scale > Scale Layout (refer to page 61), select the required scale types.
2. In Scale > Test, test the scales as required.
SCALE
1. SCALE LAYOUT
2. GENERAL SETTINGS
3. BIRD SCALE SETTING
4. FEED BIN SETTING
5. BIRD CURVE
6. HISTORY
7. FEED CONVERSION
8. TEST
9. CALIBRATION
TEST
Type
A/D
Weight
Status
-1Scale-1
2024
0.222
O.K.
-2Scale 2
2010
35.768
O.K.
-3Scale 3
1891
0.000
O.K.
-4Scale 4
1893
0.000
O.K.
Make sure that all status are O.K. If any of them show a different status, the scale is not installed
properly. Unused positions can also show O.K.
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6.9 Calibration
This menu calibrates the scales and feed bins connected to the controller.
1. In Scale > Scale Layout (refer to page 61), select the required scale types.
2. In Scale > Calibration, calibrate the scales.
SCALE
1. SCALE LAYOUT
2. GENERAL SETTINGS
3. BIRD SCALE SETTING
4. FEED BIN SETTING
5. BIRD CURVE
6. HISTORY
7. FEED CONVERSION
8. TEST
9. CALIBRATION
CAUTION
Do not use scales while calibrating.
6.9.1 Scale Calibration
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1. Follow instructions on the bottom section of the screen.
2. Wait until the progress bar displayed shows 100%.
3. Place a known weight on the scale and enter its weight.
4. Wait until the calibration progress bar reaches 100%.
5. Ensure “Good Calibration.”
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SCALE CALIBRATION
Channel Weight Factor Offset
Scale
—
2000
Scale-1
1008
—
2000
1008
Scale-2
—
—
1
CHANNEL 1
Press ENTER to Calibrate or
RIGHT ARROW to change Factor or
Offset
CALIBRATION PROCESS
CHANNEL 1
25%
CALIBRATION PROCESS CHANNEL 1
3
Place a Known Weight and enter the
Weight
1.000
4
CALIBRATION PROCESS
CHANNEL 1
5
CALIBRATION PROCESS
CHANNEL 1
100%
GOOD CALIBRATION!
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6.9.2 Feed Bin Calibration
1. Follow instructions on the bottom section of the screens.
2. Wait until the progress bar displayed shows 100%.
3. Place a known weight or start filling the feed bin.
4. Wait until the calibration progress bar reaches 100%.
5. Ensure “Good Calibration.”
SCALE CALIBRATION
Channel - Scale
Weight
Factor
Feed Bin-1
—
1008
Feed bin 2
—
1008
0
0
Feed Bin-3
Feed Scale
—
0
CHANNEL 1
1
2
Offset
2000
2000
2000
2000
CALIBRATION PROCESS CHANNEL 3
Press ENTER for Tare Registration
3 CALIBRATION PROCESS CHANNEL 3
Press ENTER to Calibrate or
RIGHT ARROW to change Factor or Offset
4
CALIBRATION PROCESS CHANNEL 3
25%
5
CALIBRATION PROCESS CHANNEL 3
Place a Known Weight or start Filling
And Press ENTER
100%
6
CALIBRATION PROCESS CHANNEL 3
GOOD CALIBRATION!
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HISTORY MENU
In the History Menu you can view data regarding:
•
Temperature
•
Humidity
•
CO2
•
Water
•
Feed
•
Mortality
•
Heaters
•
Radiant Heaters
•
Alarms
•
Table of Events
•
History View
•
Power Consumption
7.1 Temperature
The temperature history menu stores minimum, average and maximum temperatures by growth day.
The average is weighted, so if most of the day has been warm the average is closer to the maximum
than the minimum.
HISTORY
1. TEMPERATURE
2. HUMIDITY
3. CO2
4. WATER
5. FEED
6. MORTALITY
7. HEATERS
8. RADIANT HEATERS
9. ALARMS
10. TABLE OF EVENTS
11. HISTORY VIEW
12. POWER CONSUMPTION
7.2 Humidity
The humidity history menu stores minimum, average and maximum inside humidity by growth day. The
average is weighted, so if most of the day has been humid the average is closer to the maximum than
the minimum.
NOTE:
In Version 3.06/4.06, if two humidity sensors are installed, this screen displays their average.
The History View display shows reading of both sensors only if they have been selected for
logging.
7.3 CO2
The CO2 history menu stores minimum, average and maximum inside CO2 levels by growth day. The
average is weighed, therefore if most of the day has been high CO2 levels the average is closer to the
maximum than the minimum.
NOTE:
This feature is only available in Version 3.02 and higher.
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7.4 Water
The water menu records daily water consumption and shows the daily differential change from the
previous day in percent. You must have the water monitor digital inputs connected. You can monitor up
to two drinking water meters, total drinking water, total water, cool pad, fogger and cool pad flush
consumption.
7.5 Feed
The feed menu records daily feed consumption and shows the daily differential change from the
previous day in percent for two feed bins/fill systems. You must have a feed silo weighing system
installed for the feed system, or monitor the auger system.
NOTE:
Version 4.05 and higher supports four feed bins. Previous versions support two bins.
The feed data can be based on one of the following inputs. If more than one input is installed, priority is
according to the order of the bulleted list.
•
Feed Bin: If feed bins (load cells) are installed, feed consumption data of each bin is based
on the feed bin weight.
•
Current Sense: If Current Sense Relays for Augers are installed and calibrated (refer to
Current Sense Relay Calibration, page 84), feed consumption data of each auger is based on
the current sense, calculation method settings, and actual auger run-time. The run-time is
calculated based on the measured current, when the actual current is higher than the nominal
value (refer to Relay Current, page 60).
•
Feed Count: If a feed count sensor is installed feed consumption for each feed count input is
based on the feed count method settings (refer to Digital Sensors, page 90).
7.6 Mortality
The mortality history menu maintains daily summaries of mortality, cull and total dead. It also shows the
percentage dead and gives an updated count of bird inventory. The history is maintained separately for
male, female and total. Use the left and right arrow keys to switch to the next screen.
7.7 Heaters
The Platinum maintains daily total run times of each heater. The table fills several screens; to view the
off screen data, use the arrow keys to scroll. The data is in hours: minutes format.
7.8 Radiant Heaters
The Platinum maintains daily total run times of each radiant heater, including separate data for low level
and high-level heaters. The table fills several screens; to view the off screen data, use the arrow keys to
scroll. The data is in hours: minutes format.
7.9 Alarms
The alarm history records the growth day and time of each alarm. Alarms that are currently active show
up as flashing on the screen. Alarm history is not reset when using Management, Growth Date & Flock
> New Flock. The last 250 alarms are saved, and as the table is filled, new alarms push out the older
alarms.
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7.10 Table of Events
The Platinum records significant events with growth day and time stamp. The Table of Events is 1000
events long and is not reset when using Management, Growth Date & Flock > New Flock. New events
push out the older events.
Typical events recorded are switch changes, entry into tunnel mode, natural or minimum ventilation,
alarm resets, ventilation mode changes and more. The Table of Events is an excellent tool to determine
whether your controller is going in and out of tunnel due to marginal settings as well as finding and
identifying problems.
NOTE:
Go to the Table 6, page 95 to view all the available events.
7.11 History View
The History View menu has detailed history on a variety of sensors and data. Go to Help > Set under
History View to select the particular data to collect.
1. In Install > Setup> History Resolution, set the frequency of your data collection. Factory default
collects one-hour data on a selection from the choices below.
2. Under Help | Graph you can select a variety of graphs of the detailed history.
3. In the HISTORY VIEW | HELP | SET menu, set the desired choice by using the '+/-'.
The options are as follows:
•
Target Temp.
•
House Temperature
o Minimum, Average and Maximum
•
Temp – 1-9
o Minimum, Average and Maximum
•
Attic Sensor
o Minimum, Average and Maximum
•
Outside Temperature
o Minimum, Average and Maximum
•
Humidity In/Out
o Minimum, Average and Maximum
•
Water Consumption
•
Feed Consumption
•
Level of Ventilation
NOTE:
Altering choices erases old data and starts a fresh data set.
7.12 Power Consumption
This menu displays the daily power consumption (in kWh) of the heaters, fans, lights and other
equipment and the change from the previous day.
NOTE:
Current sense relays are required for this function to be enabled.
NOTE:
Version 4.03 and higher supports this feature. The Relay Current feature supports single
phase electricity only.
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TEST MENU
The Test Menu screen shows internal information in order to verify that the Platinum is operating
correctly. Moreover, it can help find broken wires or any other problems related to it.
•
Switches & Relays, page 71
•
Switches & Relays Extension, page 72
•
Alarm, page 72
•
Analog Sensors, page 72
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Digital Sensors, page 73
•
Analog Output, page 73
•
Static Pressure, page 73
•
Communication, page 74
•
Hardware Checklist, page 74
•
Emergency Status, page 74
8.1 Switches & Relays
This menu displays a screen of identified switches and relays installed in the controller. Use this option
to determine faulty hardware.
TEST
1. SWITCHES & RELAYS
2. SWITCHES & RELAYS EXT.
3. ALARM
4. ANALOG SENSORS
5. DIGITAL SENSORS
6. ANALOG OUTPUT
7. STATIC PRESSURE
8. COMMUNICATION
9. HARDWARE CHECKLIST
10. EMERGENCY STATUS
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01
Aut
02
Aut
03
Aut
SWITCHES & RELAYS
04
05
06
07
Aut Aut Aut Aut
08
Aut
09
Aut
10
Aut
11
Off
12
Off
13
Aut
14
Aut
15
Aut
16
Aut
17
Aut
18
Aut
19
Aut
20
Aut
21
Aut
22
Aut
23
Aut
24
Aut
25
Aut
26
Aut
27
Aut
28
Aut
29
Aut
30
Aut
31
On
32
Aut
33
On
34
Aut
35
Aut
36
Aut
37
Aut
38
Aut
39
Aut
40
Aut
On
When the switch is positioned 'on'
Off
When the switch is positioned 'off'
Aut
The usual state (Automatic)
XX
The relay referred to has a failure
--
No switches
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41
Aut
42
Aut
43
Aut
SWITCHES & RELAYS
44
45
46
47
Aut Aut Aut Aut
48
Aut
49
Aut
50
Aut
51
Off
52
Off
53
Aut
54
Aut
55
Aut
56
Aut
57
Aut
58
--
59
--
60
--
61
--
62
--
63
--
64
--
65
--
66
--
67
--
68
--
69
--
70
-
71
--
72
--
73
--
74
--
75
--
76
--
77
--
78
--
79
--
80
--
Test the operation of the on/off/auto switches and relays in the optional Extension Box. The Platinum
supports a maximum of 40 switches/relays in the basic controller. You can add an external extension
box to obtain up to 80 switches/relays total.
8.3 Alarm
Press Enter to toggle the Alarm Relay.
•
ON means alarms are functioning
•
OFF means alarms are not functioning.
Note that the alarm relay is powered for the ‘NO ALARM’ condition to provide automatic Power Fail
Alarm in case of power failure to the Platinum. That is, the Normally Open side is closed during NO
ALARM.
ALARM TEST
Relay Alarm:
ON
Press ENTER For On/Off
8.4 Analog Sensors
ANALOG SENSORS
Input
Value
1
425
2
421
3
426
4
422
5
426
6
422
7
1023
8
1023
9
364
Observe the converter readings for analog sensors with this menu. The readings can vary from 0 to
1023. The values displayed in the 'Value' column indicate that the analog sensor is operating or not
according to the following:
•
If a very large value is shown (such as a four digit number) or a small value is shown (such as
a one digit number): sensor is not connected.
•
If the unit displays a 3-digit number, usually beginning with the digit '4: sensor is operating.
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8.5 Digital Sensors
DIGITAL SENSORS
(1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8)
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Observe the state of the eight digital sensors. A ‘1’ implies a shorted input, a ‘0’ an open input. The
digital sensors operate with dry contact inputs such as the Arad Water Meter, or micro-switches.
You can apply a short/open input to each channel; the response is then displayed.
8.6 Analog Output
This screen tests light dimmers, variable speed fans, and variable heaters.
1. Scroll to the required output.
2. Enter the test voltage and verify that the device is operating.
Analog Output
Output
0-10V
1
0.0
2
0.0
3
0.0
8.7 Static Pressure
Observe the converter readings for the static pressure sensor. The nominal ‘zero’ pressure reading is
130. Remove the air hoses from the brass connectors on the left side outside of the controller to check
this reading.
STATIC PRESSURE
A/D Counts
126
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8.8 Communication
This menu facilitates testing on communication networks. A multiplexer in loop back mode is used to
test the communication. The Platinum follows its' own communication to check for failed hardware.
Follow the instructions displayed on the screen.
To perform this test
you must short RX
with TX on the nonpriority channel of the
multiplexer
PRESS ENTER TO
CONFIRM
8.9 Hardware Checklist
Check the installed hardware that has been identified by the Plug and Play system. The system detects
all cards except communication. The standard optional communication card provides lightning
protection, and does not have local computerized intelligence to identify itself to the system. Note that if
a card is missing, turn the power OFF and then ON for a card rescan.
HARDWARE CHECKLISTE
Description
Found
Analog Input

Digital Input

Analog Output


Scales

Static Pressure

Alarm
1
N.C. Emergency Card
7
N.O. Switch Card
0
N.C. Switch Card
0
Vent Board/Curtain Card
Relays
5
35
0
0
8.10 Emergency Status
This screen displays the emergency cards' status (if installed).
EMERGENCY STATUS
Emergency Card 1 Temp.
28.4
Emergency Card 2 Temp.
27.7
Set Temperature
24.7
Battery 1 Level
GOOD
Battery 2 Level
GOOD
Min. Vent Cycle On (sec)
57
Min. Vent Cycle Off (sec)
243
•
Emergency card sensor temperature
•
Current set or target temperature
•
Backup battery level
•
Minimum ventilation cycle timer ON/OFF time
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9
SERVICE MENU
The Service Menu items calibrate various Platinum functions.
•
Temperature Calibration, page 75
•
Humidity Calibration, page 76
•
CO2 Sensor, page 76
•
Static Pressure Calibration, page 77
•
Light Sensor Calibration, page 78
•
Feed Calibration, page 78
•
Water Calibration, page 79
•
Vent Calibration, page 79
•
Nipple Flushing, page 80
•
Feeders & Drinkers, page 82
•
Save Settings to Plug, page 83
•
Read from Plug, page 83
•
Current Sense Relay Calibration, page 84
9.1 Temperature Calibration
The Platinum temperature sensors are typically accurate to approximately 0.5º F within the range of
temperatures for poultry production. Calibrate them in this menu by adding/subtracting a constant
correction factor to each sensor. Adjust the sensor of your choice with the left/right arrow keys.
SERVICE
1. TEMP. CALIBRATION
2. HUMIDITY CALIBRATION
3. CO2 CALIBRATION
4. STATIC PRESSURE CAL.
5. LIGHT SENSOR CALIBRATION
6. FEED CALIBRATION
7. WATER CALIBRATION
8. VENT CALIBRATION
9. NIPPLE FLUSHING
10. FEEDERS & DRINKERS
11. SAVE TO PLUG
12. READ FROM PLUG
13. RELAY CURRENT CAL.
TEMPERATURE
CALIBRATION
Sensor Temp° Factor
1
78.2
1.6
2
86.4
0.9
3
83.0
-1.5
4
86.2
0.8
5
85.2
-1.6
6
84.2
0.0
Calibrating against infrared or in air temperature sensors generally results in less accuracy than the
basic sensors have without calibration.
CAUTION
Only calibrate the sensors if you have reason to believe that they are producing
inaccurate results.
To calibrate the sensor:
1. Obtain an accurate reference sensors and a pail of water at the approximate required
temperature.
2. Stir the reference sensor together with the Platinum sensor vigorously in the bucket of water.
Keep hands off the sensor itself, so that it responds accurately to the water temperature. Stirring
is necessary to preclude stratification within the bucket of water.
3. Call out the accurate reading to a second person standing at the Platinum. Walkie-talkie radios
may be a good idea.
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4. The individual at the controller should double-check that you are calibrating the correct sensor.
You might warm/cool the sensor temporarily to see which sensor changes temperature
appropriately.
5. Once you determine the correct temperature and allow approximately one minute for
stabilization in the water, adjust the sensor reading at the controller.
6. Offset the factor using the left/right arrow keys.
•
Refer to Temperature Curve, page 18.
9.2 Humidity Calibration
To calibrate the humidity level, obtain a suitable humidity test kit and use the procedures described
there. They are commonly available via the Internet.
HUMIDITY CALIBRATION
Sensor Humidity° Factor
In
58.9
2.3
Out
N/A
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Press Left/Right Arrows to
Calibrate
CAUTION
Only calibrate the sensors if you have reason to believe that they are producing
inaccurate results.
•
Adjust the Platinum reading as needed using the left/right arrow keys.
•
Refer to Humidity Treatment, page 22.
9.3 CO2 Sensor
To calibrate the CO2 level, obtain a suitable test kit and use the procedures described in the kit. Ensure
that the house is well ventilated, either naturally or using fans.
CAUTION
Only calibrate the sensors if you have reason to believe that they are producing
inaccurate results.
CO2 SENSOR CALIBRATION
Value
PPM at 4 mA/1 VDC
26
PPM at 20 mA/5
3000
VDC
Factor (PPM)
22
CO2 (ppm):
482
•
Ppm at 4 mA / 1 VDC: Parts per million for 4 mA or 1 VDC
•
Ppm at 20 mA / 5 VDC: Parts per million for 20 mA or 5 VDC
•
Factor (ppm): (-/+) ppm shift from the current reading
•
CO2 (ppm): Current CO2 readings
•
Adjust the Platinum reading as needed using the left/right arrow keys.
•
Refer to CO2 Treatment, page 23.
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9.4 Static Pressure Calibration
The Static Pressure should be 0 when there is no ventilation and the house is closed. When the
controller reads 130 A/D counts, this is zero (0) static pressure. Check for blocked air hoses or wind
interference for inaccurate readings.
NOTE:
Allow Platinum to run for a few hours so that the temperature in the box becomes stable and
only then calibrate.
There are two ways of calibrating the sensor to 0:
•
Software calibration: 130 ± 40
•
Hardware calibration: Adjust trimmer
STATIC PRESSURE CALIBRATION
A/D Counts:
126
Disconnect air hoses from the Platinum
to zero the pressure
Then Press ENTER to calibrate
NOTE:
STATIC PRESSURE CALIBRATION
A/D Counts:
126
GOOD CALIBRATION
Press MENU to exit
A/D Counts of 130 ± 40 is considered a good calibration.
Calibrate the static pressure physically using the calibration screw on the sensor card prior to
completing the software calibration.
•
Hardware Calibration: With air hoses removed, adjust the zero pressure reading to
approximately 130 by turning the calibration screw with a small jewelers screwdriver.
•
Software Calibration: After hardware calibration, follow the procedure given by the
controller.
The calibration procedure adjusts the zero pressure reading. The static pressure sensor is located
inside the controller in the upper left hand corner to the left of the power supply.
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Calibration
Screw
Static Pressure
Sensor
•
Refer to Static Pressure, page 30.
9.5 Light Sensor Calibration
NOTE:
Versions 3.03 and higher support this feature.
Installing a light sensor enables turning off the lights when there is sufficient outside light.
To calibrate the light sensor:
1. Go to Install > Analog Sensors (page 90).
2. Define one sensor as a light sensor.
3. Go to Device > Light (page 45).
4. Press Help, highlight Set, and press Enter.
5. Scroll down to Light Sensor Active and set to Yes.
6. Place the sensor in the required location.
7. Go to Service > Light Sensor Calibration.
8. When the outside light is bright enough, press Enter
9.6 Feed Calibration
The Platinum can use feed bin scales or less expensive digital monitoring devices to keep track of your
feed. This menu calibrates the digital monitoring devices.
To calibrate the digital monitoring device:
1. Select the feed counting method. Your digital monitoring device may generate a dry contact
pulse for each quantity of feed, or it may simply indicate that the feed is running.
2. Enter the quantity of feed per pulse in case you use a dry contact pulse. Otherwise, enter the
amount of feed delivered per minute of auger operation.
3. Select one of the following:
•
Pulse: Weight per pulse
•
Time: Weight per minute
•
Current Sense: Motor run time when the auger contains feed
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4. Enter quantity (weight per minute or per pulse).
Feed
Method
Factor
FEED CALIBRATION
1
2
3
TIME
TIME
TIME
2.203
2.203
2.203
4
TIME
2.203
Method Pulse: Weight per Pulse
Method Time: Weight per Minute
Method Current: Weight per Minute
NOTE:
Version 4.05 and higher supports feed calibration using Current Sense.
9.7 Water Calibration
The Platinum supports up to four dry contact pulse output water meters. Enter the quantity of water per
pulse for your water meters.
Water 1
Water 2
Cool Pad
Fogger
WATER CALIBRATION
–
Water Per Pulse
–
Water Per Pulse
–
Water Per Pulse
–
Water Per Pulse
Time
Time
2.203
2.203
9.8 Vent Calibration
This menu enables calibrating the vent. After pressing ENTER on the desired vent to calibrate, WAIT
for the vent to (1) fully close; (2) fully open; and (3) fully close again.
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VENT CALIBRATION
MIN
POS
MAX
.
st
1 Vent
0
351
1000
1
VENT CALIBRATION
MIN
POS. MAX
1st Vent
0
351
1000
Closing Vent
Stop fans from running to avoid
High Pressure
2
Press MENU to Stop And Back To
Menu
VENT CALIBRATION
MIN
POS
MAX
.
1st Vent
351
351
1000
3
Opening Vent
Press MENU to Stop And Back To
Menu
VENT CALIBRATION
MIN
POS
MAX
.
1st Vent
249
249
520
VENT CALIBRATION
MIN
POS
MAX
.
1st Vent
351
544
544
Closing Vent
Press MENU to Stop And Back To
Menu
VENT CALIBRATION
MIN
POS. MAX
1 Vent
574
527
574
st
BAD Calibration Vent: 1
Check the Vent Connections
Press MENU to Menu
GOOD Calibration Vent: 1
Good Calibration
9.9 Nipple Flushing
To use this selection, program the water solenoids using the following relay codes:
•
111 Water Main: The control's supplementary for the usual water line
•
112 Water Bypass: The control's supplementary to bypass the water pressure regulator
•
113 Water line 1 through 122 Water line 10: Individual water line supplementary to select
the line to flush
During normal operation, only relay 111 water main is active. During flushing relay, code 112 is active
together with each of the individual water line relays in turn.
NOTE:
•
Configure up to 20 flush times.
Set start time/duration of water flushing (water lines as defined by relay layout)
NIPPLE FLUSHING
Start
Time
06:00
15:40
00:00
00:00
00:00
On Time
(min)
2
1
0
0
0
Status
AUTO
AUTO
AUTO
AUTO
AUTO
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9.9.1 Nipple Flushing Help | Set Definitions
FLUSH ORDER
Line:
Order:
1
1
2
2
3
3
4
4
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FLUSHING DAYS
Day:
Flush:
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Sun Mon TUE WED THU FRI
▪
√
√
▪
▪
▪
•
Flush Order: Set flushing according to line/order
•
Flushing Days: Set flushing per day using '+/-' key
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SAT
▪
9.10 Feeders & Drinkers
This selection enables inserting relevant information regarding feeder and drinker lines .
FEEDERS AND DRINKERS
Day
15
20
0
0
0
0
0
Window
Pos (%)
90
50
0
0
0
0
0
Feeder-Line
Lift (inch)
0.0
15.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
Drinker-Line
Lif (inch)
14.0
3.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
•
Day: Insert day number.
•
Window Pos (%): Insert the percentage of window's position.
•
Feeder-Line Lift (Inch): Define the specific feed line lift, measured in inches.
•
Drinker-Line Lift (Inch): Define the specific drinker line lift, measured in inches.
9.10.1
Feeders & Drinkers Help | Set Definitions
30B
FEEDERS AND DRINKERS
Adjust At Time
FEEDER WINDOW
Stop Feed Before Adjust (Min.)
Time From Close To Open (sec)
FEED LINE
Movement Time Per 10 inch (sec)
DRINKERS LINE
Movement Time Per 10 inch (sec)
•
12:00
60
15
0
0
Adjust at Time: Set the desired time to adjustment.
Feeder Window
•
Stop Feed Before Adjust (min): Set the amount of time to stop feeding before adjustment
begins.
•
Time from Close to Open (sec): Set the amount of time after stopping the feeding before
opening the feeder's window.
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Feed Line
•
Movement Time per 10 inch (sec): Set a number of seconds needed to move the feed line
10 inches.
Drinker Lines
•
Movement time per 10 inch (sec): Set a number of seconds needed to move the drinker
lines in 10 inches.
9.11 Save Settings to Plug
This menu enables the user to save his program settings to the included data plug and transport them
to another controller for quick programming.
1. Insert data plug as shown.
2. Save controller settings.
ACTION WILL OVERWRITE
EXISTING DATA PLUG!!
ARE YOU SURE
YES
NO
9.12 Read from Plug
This menu enables reading a saved program from a data plug into the controller quickly and reliably
rather than configuring the settings manually.
NOTE:
•
Make sure that the program data is identical to the relay layout of the controller.
Follow the instructions given on the screen.
ACTION WILL OVERWRITE
EXISTING CONTROLLER DATA!!
READ DATA TO SAME
HOUSE?
(with Communication and Calibration)
ARE YOU SURE
YES
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YES
NO
READ DATA TO SAME
HOUSE?
(with Communication and Calibration)
YES
NO
9.13 Current Sense Relay Calibration
NOTE:
Version 4.03 and higher supports this feature. The Current Sense relays supports single
phase electricity only.
This menu calibrates the amount of current that passes through Current Sense relays. Calibration
enables configuring the minimum and maximum permissible currents.
To calibrate the current sense relay:
1. Define the relay (refer to Relay Layout, page 87).
2. Select Service > Relay Current Cal. The following screen appears.
RELAY CURRENT CALIBRATION
Relay
Function
Measure
31
32
33
34
35
Heat 6
Heat 7
Heat 8
Exh. Fan 5
Exh. Fan 6
Start
Start
Start
Start
Start
Current
ON
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
Warning!!!
The selected equipment will be turned ON
now for current reading adjustment WAIT
till operation completion for 15 sec
Verify that the relay switch is AUTO
3. Select a relay and click Enter.
NOTE:
The relay must be set to Auto.
4. Repeat for each current sense relay.
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RELAY CURRENT CALIBRATION
Relay
Function
Measure
31
32
33
34
35
Heat 6
Heat 7
Heat 8
Exh. Fan 5
Exh. Fan 6
Done
Done
Done
Done
Done
Current
ON
0.2
0.2
0.2
3.8
4.3
Warning!!!
The selected equipment will be turned ON
now for current reading adjustment WAIT
till operation completion for 15 sec
Verify that the relay switch is AUTO
5. To set the minimum and maximum voltages, alarms and 110/220 voltage, refer to Relay
Current, page 60.
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10 INSTALL MENU
The Install Menu items are used when installing input and output devices, as well as configuring critical
parameters needed to run your controller properly.
•
Setup, page 86
•
Relay Layout, page 87
•
Analog Sensors, page 90
•
Digital Sensors, page 90
•
Analog Output, page 91
•
Curtain Setup, page 91
•
Temperature Definition, page 92
•
Fan Air Capacity, page 92
•
House Dimensions, page 93
•
Communication, page 93
10.1 Setup
SETUP
INSTALLATION
1. SETUP
2. RELAY LAYOUT
3. ANALOG SENSORS
4. DIGITAL SENSORS
5. ANALOG OUTPUT
6. CURTAIN SETUP
7. TEMP DEFINITION
8. FAN AIR CAPACITY
9. HOUSE DIMENSIONS
10. COMMUNICATION
Ventilation Mode
Language
Temperature Unit
Static Pressure Unit
Fan Air Capacity Unit
Length Unit
Weight Unit
Growing Zones (1-4)
Minimum Vent (Power)
Natural Ventilation
Tunnel
History Resolution
PRECISION
ENGLISH
F°
IN.W.C
CFM
NON METRIC
LB
2
YES
NO
YES
15 MINUTE
Set the following:
•
Temperature Unit
Celsius / Fahrenheit
•
Static Pressure Unit
Milibar / Inches of WC (Water Column) / Pascal / cm of WC /
mm of WC / None
•
Fan Air Capacity Unit
Cubic feet per minute (CFM) / Cubic meter per hour (M3/H)
•
Length Unit
Meter / Feet
•
Weight Unit
Pounds (LB) / Kilograms (KG)
•
Growing Zones
1/2/3/4
•
Minimum Vent (Power)
YES (power) / NO
•
Natural Ventilation
YES / NO
•
Tunnel
YES / NO
•
History Resolution
1 minute / 5 minute / 10 minute / 15 minute / 30 minute / 1
hour / 2 hours
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10.2 Relay Layout
Use this screen to define the devices connected to the controller. There are (up to) 40 available relays.
NOTE:
Add up to 40 more relays by employing a Platinum Extension.
1. Select the requested choice from the menu list by using the up/down cursor keys (refer to
Output Function List, page 87).
2. If the required code is 100 and above, use the '+/-' keys before selecting and then press a two
digit number. For example 135 would be +/-35.
3. To duplicate relays use the 'As Relay # X' where 'X' stands for a relay number defined already
in the system.
RELAY LAYOUT
Relay Function
00. <None)
1
00. < Non
01. Heat 1
2
00. < Non
02. Heat 1
3
00. < Non
03. Heat 1
4
00. < Non
04. Heat 1
5
00. < Non
05. Heat 1
6
00. < Non
06. Heat 1
7
00. < Non
07. Heat 1
8
00. < Non
08. Heat 1
9
00. < Non
09. Radiant 1 L
10
00. < Non
10. Radiant 1 H
N.O. Relay
RELAY LAYOUT
Relay
Function
1
33. Tun. Fan 1
2
34. Tun. Fan 2
3
35. Tun. Fan 3
4
00. None >
5
53. Exh. Fan 1
6
54. Exh. Fan 2
7
188 Valve
8
01. Heat 1
9
02. Heat 2
10
144 Feeder 1
N.O. Relay
•
Enter relays according to equipment installation (I/O list of technician) using up/down arrow
keys.
•
If you have installed Current Sense relays, Platinum defines them automatically. Current
sense relays transmit to the user’s PC the amount of the current being passed to the relay
and send alarms when the current is too low or too high. In addition, you can view the daily
electricity consumption in History. Refer to Current Sense Relay Calibration, page 84 for
calibration instructions.
NOTE:
Version 4.03 and higher supports this Current Sense Relays. The Current Sense Relays
support single phase electricity only.
NOTE:
Version 4.05 and higher supports four augers and four feed lines.
10.2.1
Output Function List
Table 1: Versions 4.04 and Below
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Number
Output Function
1 – 16
Heaters 1 – 16
17 – 64
Radiant Heaters (Lo/Hi/Ign) 1 – 16
65 – 84
Tunnel Fan 1 – 20
85 – 94
Exhaust Fan 1 – 20
95 – 109
Stir Fan 1 – 15
110 – 113
Cool 1 – 4
114 – 117
Cool Pad 1 – 4
118 – 121
Fogger 1 – 4
122 – 129
Curtain 1 – 4 (Open/Close)
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Number
Output Function
130 – 133
Extra System 1 – 4
134 – 135
Tunnel Curtain (Open/Close) 1 - 2
136 – 137
1st Inlet (Open/Close) 1 - 2
138 – 139
2nd Inlet (Open/Close) 1 - 2
140 – 143
Water 1 – 4
144 – 145
Feeder 1 - 2
146 – 149
Light 1 - 4
150 – 151
Auger 1 - 2
152 – 153
Feeder Window (Open/Close) 1 - 2
154 – 155
Feeder Line (Up/Down) 1 - 2
156 – 157
Drink Line (Up/Down) 1 - 2
158
Alarm (N.C.)
159
Water Main
160
Water Bypass
161 – 170
Water Line 1 – 10
171
Vent Speed
172 – 173
Attic Inlet (Open/Close) 1 - 2
174
Fail Safe
175 – 254
As Relay # 1 – 80
Table 2: Versions 4.05 and Above
Number
Output Function
1 – 16
Heaters 1 – 16
17 – 64
Radiant Heaters (Low/High/Ignite) 1 - 16
65 – 84
Tunnel Fan 1 – 20
85 – 94
Exhaust Fan 1 – 20
95 – 109
Stir Fan 1 – 15
110 – 113
Cool 1 – 4
114 – 117
Cool Pad 1 – 4
118 – 121
Fogger 1 – 4
122 – 129
Curtain 1 – 4 (Open/Close)
130 – 133
Extra System 1 – 4
134 – 135
Tunnel Curtain (Open/Close)
136 – 137
1 Inlet (Open/Close)
138 – 139
2 Inlet (Open/Close)
140 – 143
Water 1 – 4
st
nd
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Number
Output Function
144 – 147
Feeder 1 – 4
148 – 151
Light 1 – 4
152 – 155
Auger 1 – 4
156 – 157
Feeder Window (Open/Close) 1 - 2
158 – 159
Feeder Line (Up/Down) 1 - 2
160 – 161
Drink Line (Up/Down) 1 - 2
162
Alarm (N.C.)
163
Water Main
164
Water Bypass
165 – 174
Water Line 1 – 10
175
Vent Speed
176 – 177
Attic Inlet (Open/Close) 1 - 2
178
Fail Safe (NC)
179 – 182
WOD 1/2/3/4
10.2.2
Relay Layout – Help | Set Definitions
RELAY LAYOUT
Relay
First
Second
Third
Fourth
Fifth
Operation Mode
Reversed Relay
Reversed Relay
Reversed Relay
Reversed Relay
Reversed Relay
(N.C.)
(N.C.)
(N.C. )
(N.C.)
(N.C.)
NOTE: AC Relay Mode Recommended
•
NOTE:
•
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Define relay operation mode: DC or AC.
AC mode produces less heat in the controller box.
Define five relays to be inversed by software.
Platinum | 3.00 and higher
DC
AC
AC
0
0
0
0
0
10.3 Analog Sensors
This screen enables the user to install the analog sensors. The Platinum regards temperature, humidity,
and CO2 sensors and circuit breaker as 'Analog sensors. These sensors measure a continuous range
rather than just on or off.
ANALOG SENSORS
In
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
•
Input Function
00. < N
00. < N
00. < None >
00. < N
Temp Sensor 1
00. < N
Temp Sensor 2
00. < N
Temp Sensor 3
00. < N
Temp Sensor 4
00. < N
Temp Sensor 5
00. < N
Temp Sensor 6
00. < N
Temp Sensor 7
00. < N
00. < None >
ANALOG SENSORS
In
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
Input Function
Temp Sensor 1
Temp Sensor 2
Temp Sensor 3
Temp Sensor 4
Temp Sensor 5
Temp Sensor 6
Temp Sensor 7
< None >
< None >
Hum Sensor In
< None >
Enter temperature / humidity sensors wired to each input (setup according to technician).
NOTE:
If sensor numbers duplicate, the sensors average.
NOTE:
Version 3.02 and higher support CO2 sensors.
10.4 Digital Sensors
This screen enables configuring the installed digital sensors. These sensors monitor both water and
feed consumption if the building is equipped accordingly. Digital inputs include on/off and pulsing inputs
such as auxiliary alarms, pulsing water meters and feed.
In
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
DIGITAL SENSORS
Input Function
<
00. None
<
01. Water Meter 1
<
02
Water Meter 2
<
03. Water Meter 3
<
04
Water Meter 4
<
05. Cool Pad Water Meter
<
06. Fogger Water Meter
<
07
Feed Count 1
08. Feed Count 2
09
Auger – 1 Overtime
In
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
DIGITAL SENSORS
Input Function
Water Meter
Hopper
Intermediate Sensor
< None >
< None >
< None >
< None >
< None >
•
Enter sensors wired to each input (setup according to technician)
•
Example: Digital sensor installation
NOTE:
Version 3.03 supports four water meters.
Platinum | 3.00 and higher
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10.5 Analog Output
This screen controls light dimmers, variable speed fans and variable heaters. Select the required output
function from the menu list and insert the approximate output voltages.
ANALOG OUTPUT
Out No.
Output Function
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
Light Dimmer
Light Dimmer
< None >
< None >
< None >
< None >
< None >
< None >
ANALOG OUTPUT
Min
Max
V.Out
V. Out
05. Light Dimmer 1
06. Light Dimmer 2
07. Light Dimmer 3
08. Light Dimmer 4
09. Var. Stir Fan 1
10. Var. Stir Fan 1
Out No.
Output Function
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
Light Dimmer
Light Dimmer
< None >
< None >
< None >
< None >
< None >
< None >
•
Enter sensors wired to each input (setup according to technician).
•
The above is an example of an analog output configuration.
NOTE:
Min
V.Out
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
Max
V. Out
10.0
10.0
10.0
10.0
10.0
10.0
10.0
10.0
Version 4.05 and higher supports up to four variable stir fans. Previous versions support up to
two fans.
•
To configure the light dimmers, refer to Light, page 45.
•
To configure the variable speed fans, refer to Stir Fan Levels, page 38.
•
To configure the variable heaters, refer to Temperature Curve Help | Set Definitions, page 19.
10.6 Curtain Setup
Enter the number of seconds to open and close from limit to limit for each of the Vents and Curtains in
your installation. The Platinum then calculates the percentage of open and closed time and adjusts the
static pressure methods accordingly.
CURTAIN SETUP
Curtain
Curtain 1
Curtain 2
Curtain 3
Curtain 4
Tunnel
1st Vent
2st Vent
Attic Vent
•
NOTE:
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Open
(sec)
60
60
60
60
60
60
60
60
Close
(sec)
60
60
60
60
60
60
60
60
st
Set full open/full close time (in seconds) for Curtains, Tunnel, 1 & 2
Default is set at 60.
Platinum | 3.00 and higher
nd
Vent, and Attic Vent.
10.7 Temperature Definition
This screen assigns specific temperature sensors for various brood setups and for heater zones.
Moreover, assigning sensors to particular devices is possible. Note that if the sensors selection remains
blank, the default value is assigned.
Choose 1 to 18 temperature sensors for each item listed by using the '+/-' keys. The house, brooding
and tunnel sensors cause the current average to apply to devices when no specific sensor is assigned
to them. The current average substitutes for either failed or missing sensors .
NOTE:
Sensors 10 – 18 require installing a second analog card.
TEMPERATURE DEFINITION
Function
FULL HOUSE
TUNNEL SETTING
ATTIC
OUTSIDE
Temp. Sensor
123456789
√√√▪ ▪ ▪ ▪ ▪
▪ ▪ ▪ ▪ ▪ ▪ ▪
▪ ▪ ▪ √ ▪ ▪ ▪
▪ ▪ ▪ ▪ √ ▪ ▪
•
Press +/- key to add/remove  to assign temperature sensors to corresponding function.
•
Refer to Temperature Curve, page 18.
NOTE:
If you are using two (2) input analog cards, the screen displays Temp. Sensor(s) 1-18 (refer to
above screen capture).
NOTE:
When an attic sensor is not installed, the attic vent is disabled.
Assign Temperature Sensors as required in Install | Temp Definition. Devices that do not accept
temperature sensors, such as Exhaust Fans, Tunnel Fans, Feed and Light do not appear.
Note that Exhaust Fans and Tunnel Fans do not appear because the Ventilation Levels defined in
Device | Levels of Ventilation control their operation. Stir Fans appear even though the Device | Stir
Fan Levels apply to them because they simultaneously operate according Device | Stir Fan Programs
where specific sensor assignments are required in Program B and recommended in Program C.
10.8 Fan Air Capacity
This screen enables defining the fans’ air capacity. Insert fan air capacity for both the exhaust and
tunnel fans. The units are as chosen in INSTALL | SETUP.
FAN AIR CAPACITY
Fan
Tun. Fan 1
Tun. Fan 2
Tun. Fan 3
Tun. Fan 4
Tun. Fan 5
Tun. Fan 6
Tun. Fan 7
Tun. Fan 8
Tun. Fan 9
Tun. Fan 10
•
NOTE:
CFM
24600
24600
29400
29400
29400
29400
29400
29400
29400
29400
Define air capacity for exhaust/tunnel fans (default setting shown above).
This information enables the display of air capacity for each level in the Levels of Ventilation
table (Precision ONLY).
Platinum | 3.00 and higher
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10.9 House Dimensions
The screen allows the user to set its' house dimensions. Set it according to actual house size. These
dimensions are used for calculating the wind chill factor (the chilling effect of the wind that can
significantly lower the temperature).
•
Define height, width, and length of house (Controller calculates total area).
•
To set the dimensions in metric or non-metric units, go to Installation > Setup and scroll down
to Length Unit.
NOTE:
This information enables the calculation of the Wind Chill factor displayed in Hot Screen Key =
2 (Tunnel mode ONLY).
10.10
Communication
This screen defines the communication parameters.
COMMUNICATION SETUP
Baud Rate
9600
House Number
1
1200
2400
9600
19200
38400
93
•
Baud rate: This parameter is a measure of the communication speed for local or remote
communications to a PC. The default is 9600 represents a data rate of approximately 1000
characters per second. If the connection fails at this speed, try a lower speed.
•
House number: Each controller on a network must have a unique number so Rotem's
communications software can distinguish individual controllers. Note that these numbers are
from 1 to 64.
Platinum | 3.00 and higher
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Table 3: Sensor Readings
Sensor
Definition
Temp
Displayed with the specific sensor number
Out T.
Outside temperature
Press.
Pressure
Hum. In
Inside humidity
Hum. Out
Outside humidity
Weight
Average weight
Weights
Number of weights
E. Tmp1
Temperature related to emergency card 1
E. Tmp2
Temperature related to emergency card 2
Breaker
Circuit breaker
Table 4: Output List (Active)
Output
Definition
Alarm
Can be either active or not. Note that this always appears last.
Heat
Indicates operating heat number
Heat. Hi
Indicates operating heat high number
Tun. Fan
Indicates operating tunnel fan number
Exh. Fan
Indicates operating exhaust fan number
Stir
Indicates operating stir fan number
Cool P.
Indicates operating cool pad number
Fogger
Indicates operating fogger number
Inlet
Tunnel
Curt.
Mentions opening percentage
Ext. Sys
Indicates operating external system number
Light
Note that these mention output percentage
Water
Indicates operating water number
Feed
Indicates operating feed number
Auger
Indicates operating auger number
Rad. Lo
Indicates operating radiant heat low number
Rad. Hi
Indicates operating radiant heat high number
Table 5: Status Readings
Status
Definition
Time
Specific time
Day
Growth day
Platinum | 3.00 and higher
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Status
Definition
Set
Target temperature
Offset
Temperature Curve HELP | SET parameter
House mode
Control Mode HELP| SET parameter
Level
Level number
Tunnel, Natural, Min. Vent
The controller's state
Fan Off
How long the cycle ends its' operation
Fan On
How long the cycle begins its' operation
Curve off
Occurs when located in low curve temperature or when
the Control Mode HELP | SET 'Temperature Curve'
parameter is set to OFF.
Hum. Treat
Indicates when treatment occurs
Cool flush
Indicates when flush occurs
Nip. Flush
Indicates when flush occurs
Table 6: Table of Events
Event
Event Explanation
Power Off
Appears when power is off
Power On
Appears when power is on
Cold Start
Appears when cold start is done
Change level to vent
Changes according to a specific stage
Backup set reminder
HELP | SET: 'Set Temp. Change remainder (diff)' parameter
Alarm on
Appears when the alarm is on
Change in setting
95
Change in switches
Relay switch setting changed
New flock
Appears when new flock is updated
Reset alarm
Appears when reset alarm is done
System message #
For Rotem's technicians only
Alarm card fail
Appears when the alarm card fails
Digital card fail
Appears when the digital card fails
Memory restore
Appears when the system does restore cause by noises
Minimum ventilation
Appears when minimum ventilation occurs
Natural ventilation
Appears when entering natural ventilation
Tunnel ventilation
Appears when entering tunnel ventilation
Alarm test
Appears when alarm test completes
Precision Mode
Switch to Precision Mode
Standard Mode
Switch to Standard Mode
Changed growth day
Appears when changing the growth day occurs
MinV L.P Alarm Dis.
Appears when minimum low pressure alarm is disabled
MinV L.P Alarm Ena
Appears when minimum low pressure alarm is enabled
Platinum | 3.00 and higher
Event
Event Explanation
Tun. L.P Alarm Dis.
Appears when tunnel low pressure alarm is disabled
Tun L.P Alarm Ena.
Appears when tunnel low pressure alarm is enabled
Visitor Log in
Appears when the visitor logs in with his password
User #1-5 log in
Appears when the user logs in with his password
Owner log in
Appears when the owner logs in with his password
Change Visitor pass
Appears when the visitor changed his password.
Change User #1-5 pass
Appears when the user changed his password
Change Owner pass
Appears when the owner changed his password
Data read from plug
Appears when data is read from plug
System recover
Appears when the system tries to recover itself, in cases
such as noises
System lock
Appears when either using the correct password, or when
using hot key '9,' or automatically after 5 minutes
Empty house mode
Appears when setting at a specific time
Platinum | 3.00 and higher
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