iPC v1.71 Manual
Browser-based
interface is used to
set parameters and
display part data,
providing a
complete graphical
environment for
communicating
with the DPC IV or
DPC IV Plus
ultrasonic system.
Context-sensitive
online help,
electronic
documentation and
unlimited technical
support.
iPC manages a
library of up to 100
user-definable
setups on the host
computer.
Available COM port
and a 9-pin RS-232
cable interface
with the DPC IV.
Full networking
capability provides
setup and part
information from
any DPC IV on
your network.
Software Installation Guide
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Dukane products are manufactured
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iPC™ v1.7 Software Installation Guide
Copyright © 2001—2005
Dukane Corporation
Ultrasonics Division
2900 Dukane Drive
St. Charles, IL 60174 USA
Notice of Rights:
All rights reserved. No part of this manual including the interior design, cover design and icons may be reproduced, transmitted or utilized in any form or by any means, electronic,
mechanical, photocopying, recording, or by any information
storage and retrieval system, without written permission from
Dukane Corporation.
Notice of Liability:
The information contained is this manual is distributed on an
“As is” basis, without warranty. While every precaution has
been taken in the preparation of this manual, Dukane Corporation shall not have any liability to any person or entity with
respect to any liability, loss, or damaged caused or alleged to
be caused directly or indirectly by the instructions contained
in this manual, or by the hardware products described herein.
Printed in the United States of America.
PRINTED ON RECYCLED PAPER
Dukane Part Number: 403–545–02
Dukane ultrasonic equipment is manufactured under one or more of the following
U.S. Patents:
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iPC and DPC are trademarks of Dukane Corporation
Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows 2000, Windows ME, Windows NT, and
Windows XP are trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.
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Excel is a trademark of Microsoft Corporation.
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i PC Revision History
Revision
Number
Revision
History
Date
–00
iPC v1.3 Original release
28–Sept–2001
–01
DPC v3.2 and v3.3 Firmware Information
01–Nov–2001
–02
iPC Version1.7 Update
DPC IV v3.6 Firmware compatibility
DPC IV Plus v4.2 Firmware compatibility
Windows XP Screenshots and Instructions
Security Key (Dongle) no longer required
Serial Port Setup Now Automatic
New features in Version 1.7
New features in Version 1.6
New features in Version 1.5
New features in Version 1.4
Appendix A added to describe the data file format,
parameter codes and graph data reconstruction.
24–Feb–2005
IE Configuration for Windows XP Service Pack 2
30–Mar–2005
Addendum 1
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TABLE
OF
CONTENTS
Section 1 – Unpacking the iPC™ ............................................. 1
Package Contents ................................................................................... 3
What’s New in v1.7? ............................................................................... 4
v1.7 Enhancements From v1.6
v1.6 Enhancements From v1.5
v1.5 Enhancements From v1.4
v1.4 Enhancements From v1.3
v1.3 Enhancements From v1.2
v1.2 Enhancements From v1.1
...................................................................... 4
...................................................................... 5
...................................................................... 5
...................................................................... 5
...................................................................... 5
...................................................................... 6
Installation Flowchart ............................................................................ 7
Section 2 – DPC Requirements................................................. 9
DPC Model ............................................................................................ 11
Firmware Version ................................................................................. 11
Section 3 – DPC Setup ............................................................ 13
Local/Remote ........................................................................................ 15
Format................................................................................................... 15
Baud Rate ............................................................................................. 15
Section 4 – PC Requirements ................................................. 17
Computer Requirements...................................................................... 19
Processor ....................................................................................................... 19
Memory ........................................................................................................ 19
Video Display ............................................................................................... 19
CD ROM Drive .............................................................................................. 21
Hard Disk Space ........................................................................................... 21
Communication Ports .................................................................................. 21
Software Requirements ....................................................................... 22
Windows™ ................................................................................................... 22
Internet Explorer™ ...................................................................................... 25
IE6 With Windows XP SP2 ........................................................................... 26
Section 5 – PC Setup ............................................................... 27
JAVA Virtual Machine .......................................................................... 29
Enable JAVA Console ........................................................................... 30
Serial Port Settings ............................................................................... 32
Section 6 – Connecting PC to DPC ......................................... 37
Serial Cable Connection ....................................................................... 39
DPC Network Connection .................................................................... 40
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Section 7 – iPC™ Installation ................................................. 41
Installing iPC v1.7 ................................................................................. 43
CD Documentation ....................................................................................... 43
Automatic Installation .................................................................................. 43
Manual Installation ....................................................................................... 49
Upgrading to iPC v1.7 .......................................................................... 49
Upgrading From iPC v1.3 or Later ............................................................... 49
Upgrading From iPC v1.2 .............................................................................. 50
Upgrading From iPC v1.1 .............................................................................. 52
Section 8 – DPC Firmware Upgrade ...................................... 59
DPC v3.60 Firmware ............................................................................. 61
DPC v3.20 Firmware ............................................................................. 61
DPC v3.3 – v3.5 Firmware..................................................................... 61
Possible Problems ................................................................................. 67
Section 9 – Starting the iPC ................................................... 69
DPC v3.40
DPC IV
Launching iPC Software ....................................................................... 71
Performance Comparison .................................................................... 72
Status Bar .............................................................................................. 73
Section 10 – Help & Troubleshooting .................................... 75
?
Context–Sensitive Help ........................................................................ 77
Associating IE With iPC ........................................................................ 81
Section 11 – Contacting Dukane ........................................... 85
Ultrasonics Division .............................................................................. 87
Telephone Extensions .......................................................................... 87
eMail Addresses.................................................................................... 87
P, 13:46:14, 003, 01, 0, 4, 100, 24, 030, 0.250, 032, 0.10, 033, 0.2
250, 9, 0.500, 0.000, s, 4, 51000, 49000, Hz
57, 57, 57, 57, 88, 88, 88, 88, 156, 156, 156, 156, 158, 158, 158
158, 158, 158 ,158, 158, 158, 158, 158, 158, 158, 158, 158, 158, 158, 158
158, 158, 158 ,158, 158, 158, 158, 158, 158, 158, 158, 158, 158, 158, 158
158, 158, 158 ,158, 158, 158, 158, 158, 158, 158, 158, 158, 158, 158, 158
158, 158, 158 ,158, 158, 158, 158, 158, 158, 158, 158, 158, 158, 158, 158
158, 158, 158 ,158, 158, 158, 158, 158, 158, 158, 158, 158, 158, 158, 158
158, 158, 158 ,158, 158, 158, 158, 158, 158, 158, 158, 158, 158, 158, 158
158, 158, 158 ,158, 158, 158, 158, 158, 158, 158, 158, 158, 158, 158, 158
158, 158, 158 ,158, 158, 158, 158, 158, 158, 158, 158, 158, 158, 158, 158
158, 158, 158 ,158, 158, 158, 158, 158, 158, 158, 158, 158, 158, 158, 158
158, 158, 158 ,158, 158, 158, 158, 158, 158, 158, 158, 158, 158, 158, 158
158, 158, 158 ,158, 158, 158, 158, 158, 158, 158, 158, 158, 158, 158, 158
158, 158, 158 ,158, 158, 158, 158, 158, 158, 158, 158, 158, 158, 158, 158
158, 158, 158 ,158, 158, 158, 158, 158, 158, 158, 158, 158, 158, 158, 158
158, 158, 158 ,158, 158, 158, 158, 158, 158, 158, 158, 158, 158, 158, 158
158, 158, 158 ,158, 158, 158, 158, 158, 158, 158, 158, 158, 158, 158, 158
158, 158, 158 ,158, 158, 158, 158, 158, 158, 158, 158, 158, 158, 158, 158
Appendix A – Data File Format ............................................. 89
Creating A Data File ............................................................................. 91
Welding Parameter .............................................................................. 92
Graph Parameter .................................................................................. 93
Graph Data Values ............................................................................... 93
Index ....................................................................................... 97
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SECTION 1
Unpacking the iPC ™
• iPC Package Contents
• What’s New in v1.7?
• Installation Flowchart
Package Contents ........................................... 3
What’s New in v1.7 ? ...................................... 4
v1.7 Enhancements From v1.6
v1.6 Enhancements From v1.5
v1.5 Enhancements From v1.4
v1.4 Enhancements From v1.3
v1.3 Enhancements From v1.2
v1.2 Enhancements From v1.1
............................... 4
............................... 5
............................... 5
............................... 5
............................... 5
............................... 6
Installation Flowchart ...................................... 7
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Package Contents
The iPC™ v1.7 software package (No. 437–00118)
contains three items —
1. This Software Installation Guide (No. 403–545–02)
2. Serial Cable (No. 200–1126)
3. The iPC™ v1.7 CD-ROM (No. 437–00118) which contains:
• iPC™ v1.7 Software Installer (Setup.exe)
• What’s new in v1.7? (What new in v1.7x.doc)
• Installation Guide ( i P C I n s t a l l a t i o n G u i d e . d o c )
• Final Release Notes (Final Release Notes for iPC1.7x.doc)
These three items are pictured below.
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What’s New in v1.7?
v1.7 Enhancements From v1.6
The hardware security key which plugged into the
parallel port is no longer required. Just enter the
serial number from the CD into the user information window (see page 45) when requested.
i PC can now detect if the Sun Micro Systems Java
Virtual Machine is active. Although the JVM from
Microsoft is based on the JVM from Sun, iPC is
not compatible with Sun’s JVM. Each time iPC
starts, it scans the PC to see if the Sun Micro Systems JVM is active. If it is, the program will abort
and provide an error message indicating that the
Sun JVM must be disabled before continuing.
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IMPORTANT –
By default, the iPC saves files
to the directory where the
iPC was installed. The default
location for installation and
saved files is C:\iPC
If you installed the iPC to another directory (e.g. C:\Program Files\iPC) then all
files will be saved to that directory.
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v1.6 Enhancements From v1.5
v1.4 Enhancements From v1.3
The Graph page has a new check box that allows
the user to save part data and graph data for each
weld cycle automatically to the computer hard
drive. The feature is highlighted at the bottom of
the sample page below. It is normally disabled,
but checking the box will enable the feature.
When Save Graph Data + Parameters Automatically is enabled, iPC creates a csv–type text data
file in the folder named C:\iPC\Saved Data.
This folder should not be renamed or removed.
The file is named YYYYMMDD.csv where YYYY
represents the year, MM the month and DD the
day. See Appendix A for a detailed description of
the file format.
1. Setup file names, as well as Graph and Parts
data file names can now be entered by the user.
The file paths can also be chosen.
v1.5 Enhancements From v1.4
•
1. Within the Save pop up box for the Save Data
and Save Graph Data features, the navigation
process has been revised to remove the ‘.’ and
‘..’ respectively.
2. Within the Graph page, the Zoom feature has
been revised to center the displayed graph after selecting zoom values.
3. Within the Graph page, the size of the graph
area was optimized to produce a more accurate representation of the graph data.
4. Within the Graph page, the right hand graph
navigation arrows have been revised to green
to reflect that they are associated with the right
hand graph data which is displayed in green.
5. Within the Process Setup page, the Afterburst
feature has been revised to permit a minimum
delay and duration value of zero.
6. Within the Process Setup page, the Scrub feature has been modified to comply with the
DPC’s maximum value of 1.270 seconds for
scrub time.
7. Serial port parameters on the host computer
are now automatically setup. The setup instruction in Section 5 – Serial Port Settings
are not needed for v1.5, v1.6 or v1.7.
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2. There are a new ZOOM and a SLIDER features
in the Graph page.
Please note the following known issues for version v1.4x
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
The four user parameter fields, JOB ID, HORN,
BOOSTER, and FIXTURE must be 10 characters or
less, ending with Enter key, and can not contain
commas. Any lower case letters will be converted to
upper case.
When the iPC is started, the Operate page will
not display any part data that is stored in the DPC.
The iPC only displays part data that is generated
while it is running.
Date cannot be set from the iPC. Date Format
cannot be set from the DPC.
Setup files created from off line cannot be used
when on line, and verse true.
Cannot make any change from iPC when DPC is
in cycle. Cannot make any change from DPC when
iPC is in a change process.
Part Sampling does not work.
If there is a printer attached to the DPC’s parallel port it should be turned off during Group load.
In the Graph page, the vertical Right Axis item
‘none’ has no equivalent in the DPC, consequently
this value cannot be restored from a setup file.
v1.3 Enhancements From v1.2
1. iPC now works on both local and networked
remote DPCs.
2. Part data is saved as comma delimited (*.csv )
files which can be opened by EXCEL. The
file is saved to the directory where the iPC
was installed.
Implicit Saving: The iPC will automatically
save the displayed part data on the Operate
page when it reaches 20,000 cycles. The file
is named partMMM.xml where MMM is a
number starting at 301 and increasing by 1
each time the file is automatically saved.
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Explicit Saving: The iPC will save the displayed part data on the Operate page when
the Save Parts Data button is clicked. The file
is named partNNN.xml where NNN is a number between 1 and 100 chosen from the selection box on the Operate page.
The iPC will clear the displayed part data in
the Operate page, and begin to display the
new cycle after saving.
3. iPC is now able to save DPC graphic data to a
file. The data is saved as comma delimited
(*.csv ) files which can be opened by EXCEL
and redrawn as a graph based upon the saved
data. The file is saved to the directory where
the iPC was installed. The file is named
graphJJJ.xml where JJJ is a number between
1 and 100 chosen from the selection box on
the Graph page.
4. You can now view parameters in real–time
from the Operate page.
5. Printer setup now available on Utilities page.
Go to the Utilities page, select DPC and choose
the setup number. To print, select View Setup
then click the OK button. This will preview the
output on the screen. Then either select Print
from the Internet Explorer File menu, or click
the close box in the left–hand quadrant to return to the Utilities page.
4. Part sampling does not work because the DPC
currently does not support it.
V1.3 Restrictions –
1. The four user parameter fields JOB ID, HORN,
BOOSTER and FIXTURE must be 10 characters or less. These can be any characters including spaces except a comma. All lower case
letters are converted to upper case.
2. You cannot make any change from the iPC
while DPC is in cycle. You cannot make any
change from the DPC while iPC is in a change
process.
3. In the Graph page, the right vertical axis item
None has no equivalent in the DPC. As a result
this value cannot be restored from a setup file.
4. If you have a printer attached to the DPC’s parallel port, it should be turned off during Group load.
v1.2 Enhancements From v1.1
1. Able to load the DPC setup to the iPC from
the Process Control page.
2. Select the DPC setup and view the setup Job
ID from the Process Control page.
3. View the current DPC setup Job ID from the
Operate page.
4. Select the primary weld method and parameters from the Operate page.
V1.3 Limitations –
1. Code currently does not work properly under
Windows ME.
2. Using the minimum supported computer
(200MHz Pentium) results in extremely slow performance due to shortcomings in the processor
architecture. See Section 6 for a timing example.
A recommended setup is a 500MHz Pentium III.
3. The iPC only displays part data generated
while the iPC is running. When the iPC is
started, it does not display any part data that
was previously stored in the DPC.
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Start
All
Items
Identified
?
1. Unpack iPC™ v1.7
NO
Contact Dukane Service Department
if any items missing.
Contact carrier if items damaged.
YES
DPC 4
or 4 Plus &
Firmware
Correct
?
YES
2. DPC Requirements
NO
Contact Dukane Service Department.
v3.20 or earlier Firmware may require
an internal hardware update.
Configure
DPC–IV
Settings
3. Setup DPC
PC
Meets
NO
Requirements
?
4. PC Requirements
Upgrade Windows™ and/or download
latest versions of IE. Java VM on CD
YES
5. Setup Computer
Configure
Serial Port &
Internet Explr
6. Connect DPC to
Computer
Serial Cable
and/or DPC 4
Network
iPC
NO
Fresh
Install
?
YES
7. Install iPC™
8. Firmware
Update
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DPC
NO
v3.60 or
Later
?
YES
i PC v1.7
Installation
Flowchart
v1.3 NO
or Later
?
YES
9. Start iPC™
DPC v3.40
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v1.1
Upgrade
Transfer Setup
Files to DPC,
Then Uninstall
iPC v1.1
YES
Uninstall
v1.2 First
DPC
NO
v3.30 or
Later
?
YES
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Launch
iPC v1.7
Software
v1.2
NO
Upgrade
?
Rewrite
Flash
Memory
NO
v3.20
?
YES
Call
Dukane
Service
Internal
Service
Upgrade
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SECTION 2
DPC Requirements
• Model Number
• Firmware Revision
DPC Model Number ...................................... 11
DPC Firmware Version................................... 11
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DPC Requirements
DPC Model Number
The iPC™ software is designed to control a Dukane DPC IV or DPC IV Plus. The DPC Level 3
and Level 2 are not capable of being controlled by
iPC software. A DPC Level 4 can be easily verified from the front panel layout shown in the illustrations below. The DPC™ IV logo is prominently displayed under the menu keys.
DPC Firmware Version
The DPC firmware revision must be Version 3.60
or later. When the DPC is initially powered up, it
executes a self test, then briefly displays the firmware revision number.
WELCOME
Dukane DPC4 v3.60
(c) 2002 Dukane Corp.
All Rights Reserved.
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CAUTION
Do not install iPC v1.7 until the DPC firmware has
been verified as being version 3.60 or later.
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If you have a DPC IV with v3.60 or a DPC IV
Plus with v4.20, you may continue with preparations for the iPC™ v1.7 installation or upgrade.
DPC IVs with v3.30, v3.33, v3.40 or v3.50 will
need to upgrade the firmware. Instructions for rewriting the Flash Memory to bring the DPC firmware to v3.60 are covered later in the v3.6 Firmware Update section starting on page 63.
DPCs with versions 3.20 and earlier require a processor board exchange with a new PLD and Flash
Memory. The service upgrade is handled through
the Service Department (see Section 11 for contact information). Failure to upgrade the DPC internally and updating the DPC v3.20 firmware
may result in a successful firmware update, but
unpredictable operation or incorrect interpretation
of the DPC weld parameters.
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iPC™ Version Compatibality
DPC IV v3.20 (Incompatiable)
iPC v1.1
DPC IV v3.30/v3.33
iPC v1.2
iPC v1.3
DPC IV v3.40 or v3.50
iPC v1.4
DPC IV v3.50
iPC v1.5
iPC v1.6
iPC v1.7
DPC IV v3.60
iPC v1.7
DPC IV Plus v4.20
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SECTION 3
DPC Setup
• DPC Serial Port
• DPC Node ID
Local/Remote ................................................ 15
Format.......................................................... 15
Baud Rate ..................................................... 15
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Section 3 – DPC Setup
Serial Port
Three separate options for the serial port must be
configured. All three are accessed from the front
panel of the DPC IV or DPC IV Plus.
Local/Remote
If a single DPC is connected to the PC the configuration is Local. If a network of two or more
DPCs are connected to the PC, then the DPC connected to the computer is set to Local and the
remaining DPCs must be set to Remote. The remaining DPCs that are set to Remote must also
identify the Node ID of the DPC connected to the
PC. Refer to the section on Naming Procedure
in the DPC IV manual.
Main Menu
Hardware Setup
Ports
Serial
Process Seup
Hardware Setup
Time and Date
Ports
Serial
Destination
Security
User I/O
Parallel
Output Device
Destination
Local
Remote
Node ID
Format
Next the serial port output device must be configured. Set this to iPC format.
Main Menu
Hardware Setup
Ports
Serial
Output Device
Destination
Output Format
Falco
Process Seup
Hardware Setup
Time and Date
Ports
Serial
Output Device
Computer
Security
User I/O
Parallel
Output Mode
Printer
iPC (Winter) *
* Output Format —
DPC firmware version 3.50 and later displays iPC.
DPC firmware version 3.40 and earlier displays Winter.
Baud Rate
The final option to be set is the baud rate. This
determines the communication speed between the
DPC and the PC. Set the speed to 19,200 as indicated in the diagram below. The port access rate
on the PC must match the DPC setting. We will
set the PC serial port speed in Section 5.
Main Menu
Hardware Setup
Ports
Serial
Baud Rate
Process Seup
Hardware Setup
Time and Date
Ports
Serial
Output Mode
Baud Rate
9,600
19,200
Security
User I/O
Parallel
Protocol
34,800
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Section 4 – PC Requirements
SECTION 4
PC Requirements
• Processor
• Memory
• Windows™
• Internet Explorer
Computer Requirements ............................... 19
Processor ............................................................. 19
Memory ...............................................................19
Video Display .......................................................19
CD–ROM Drive .....................................................21
Hard Disk Space ................................................... 21
Communication Ports........................................... 21
Software Requirements ................................. 22
Windows™ ..........................................................22
Internet Explorer™ ...............................................25
IE6 With Windows XP SP2 ....................................26
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Computer Requirements
Version 1.7 of the iPC™ software requires the following minimum computer hardware configuration.
Processor
A IBM–compatiable PC or laptop with a Pentium
class (or better) CPU is required. The processor
must have a clock speed of at least 200 MHz to
operate. A faster processor with a more advanced
architecture will provide improved performance.
TIP –
The minimum requirements are not the same as the
suggested configuration (500MHz Pentium III).
Just as we have a MDR of vitamins and calories, no
one tries to live on 600 calories per day.
Memory
At least 32 MB of RAM are required. Less
memory will result in an unacceptable performance penalty. 64 MB of memory or more will
enhance the system response.
Video Display
A color display with at least 800 x 600 resolution
and 256 colors (8-bit) is required (SVGA). Higher
resolution and/or more colors also work well. To
determine your settings, click on the Start menu,
then select Control Panel as shown.
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In the Control Panel window, double-click the
Display icon.
A new popup window appears showing your current display properties. Click the Settings tab 20
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to view your current settings. Use the slider in the
lower left corner of the window to adjust the
display to at least 800 x 600. The drop–down menu
in the lower right indicates the current color palette. Select at least 256 colors (8–bit). Your system
may be capable of higher resolution and/or more
colors. You may increase these settings to your preference. When you are finished, click the OK button
and then close the Control Panel window.
CD-ROM Drive
A CD-ROM drive is required to install the iPC™
software.
Hard Disk Space
The iPC software requires approximately 1.8MB
of hard disk space for installation. If all the files
from the CD (firmware updates, Java VM installer,
etc.) are copied to the hard drive, then about 8.6
MB is required.
Communication Ports
Serial Port
A serial port is required for the PC to communicate with the DPC™. The serial port has a DB-9
connectors and is also referred to as a COM port
in the iPC software. See the figure to the right for
an iullustration of the serial communication port.
1
2
3
4
5
6 7 8 9
COM – a contraction of communications, and it is
used to describe the serial port on a PC. COM is
generally used in conjunction with a number, as in
COM1, COM2, COM3, or COM4
Parallel Port
A parallel port is not required for the software.
Earlier versions required a hardware security key
to be installed on the parallel port. This has been
eliminated in iPC v1.7.
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Software Requirements
Version 1.7 of the iPC™ software requires Windows™ and Internet Explorer to be installed.
Windows™
The computer operating system must be Windows
98, Windows ME, Windows 2000, Windows NT or
Windows XP. The iPC v1.7 is not supported under
Windows 95. To determine which version of Windows you have, select My Computer in the Windows Start menu as shown below.
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For Windows XP, select View System Information as shown in the screen shot directly below.
For earlier versions
of Windows, open
Windows Explorer,
right click on My
Computer in the
screen and select
Properties.
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A new popup window will appear showing the version of Windows™ currently installed as shown .
This window also shows the type of processor ,
and amount of memory installed.
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Internet Explorer™
The iPC utilizes the Internet Explorer web browser
for its graphical interface. You must have Internet
Explorer (IE) version 5.00 or higher. After staring
Internet Explorer (IE), select the Help drop–down
menu on the right side of the tool bar. From the
drop–down list, select About Internet Explorer.
If you only see an icon bar across the top of the IE
instead of a menu bar, then you are in Full–Page
mode. Press the F11 key to toggle back to the standard menu bar.
A new popup window will appear that displays
the version number of the installed IE. Any version that is 5.00 or later will work.
If you have an earlier version of IE, you can download the latest version of IE for free from Microsoft. It is not necessary to have the 128-bit cipher
strength (used for on-line banking). The 40-bit cipher encoding will work just as well.
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CAUTION
The iPC program will not
work with the Netscape
Navigator browser. If you
have Netscape, you can
leave it installed, but you
will also need Internet Explorer v5, v5.1, v5.5 or v6.
If your version of Internet Explorer is older
than Version 5.00, an upgrade can be downloaded for free from Microsoft’s website.
http://www.microsoft.com/ie/downloads/
search.aspx?displaylang=en
—or—
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/
default.mspx
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IE6 With Windows XP SP2
If you are running Windows XP with the latest Service Pack 2 update, you will have to modify one
setting in Internet Explorer 6. You can check if you
have Service Pack 2 installed by selecting My
Computer (see screen shot on page 24).
1. Start Internet Explorer 6, and from the Tools
menu select Internet Options...
2. A new window named Internet Options...
opens. Select the Advanced tab at the far right.
3. Under Security settings, confirm that the box
labeled Allow active content to run in files
on My Computer is checked as shown below.
2
3
4
4. Click the OK button at the bottom of the window. You can now close Internet Explorer.
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SECTION 5
PC Configuration
• JAVA Virtual Machine
• Serial Port
JAVA Virtual Machine ................................... 29
Enable JAVA Console .................................... 30
Serial Port Settings ........................................ 32
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Java Virtual Machine
In order to run the iPC software, Microsoft’s Virtual Machine for Java (JVM) 5.0 Release 5.0.0.3167
or higher must be installed and activated. The installed version of the JVM can also be identified
from the Internet Explorer. After starting IE, select
the View menu as shown. Then select Java Console from the list as shown below.
Virtual Machine for JAVA —
The Java Virtual Machine (JVM) is a simulated computer. It runs on a host computer but behaves as if
it is a separate computer. The Java Virtual Machine
works as a self-contained operating environment
to run Java applets, with the advantage that Java
applets can be run independently from the host
operating system. The JVM is what makes Java portable. A vendor such as Microsoft writes a JVM for
their operating system (e.g. Windows XP), and any
Java program can run on that JVM.
TIP —
A shortcut to launch Windows Explorer is to hold
down to Windows Key and press the E key. Windows Explorer will open to the root directory of
My Computer which contains C:\iPC
If Java Console is not present on the View drop–
down list, then it has not been enabled in the Internet Explorer program. To enable the Java Console,
follow the steps given on the next page, then return here to determine the version.
The Windows key has the icon
If the Java Console has been enabled, a new popup
window will open as shown here. The version number is displayed at the top as shown at .
If your version of the JVM is older than Release
5.0.0.3167, a free update is available on the iPC CD.
1. Using Windows Explorer, open the J a v a
folder ( C : \ i P C \ J A V A V M )
VM
2. Double click on m s j a v x 8 6 . e x e and click the
Yes button to install the Microsoft Java VM.
3. Click Yes to agree to the License Agreement.
4. After the installation is complete, click the Yes
button to acknowledge installation.
5. Once the installation is complete, restart your
computer for the changes to take effect.
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iPC can detect if the Sun Micro Systems Java Virtual Machine is active. Although the JVM from
Microsoft is based on the JVM from Sun, iPC is
not compatible with Sun’s JVM. The Sun JVM must
be disabled. Microsoft’s JVM implements some
additional features specific to the Windows™ OS.
Enable Java Console
If the Java Console does not show up in the drop–
down list under the View menu, then the control
console has not been enabled. To enable the Java
Console feature of Internet Explorer, go to the Tools
menu of IE and select Internet Options .
A new popup window opens with 6 tabs across
the top. Click the Advanced tab .
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A list of options with check boxes appears. Scroll
half way down until you get to the Microsoft VM
section. Check the Java console enabled box .
Java Logging —
Leave this feature unchecked. It is used mainly for
debugging using the Java console window.
JIT Compiler —
This button should be checked.
The JIT (Just In Time) Compiler translates the
bytecodes running in the JVM into the native binary
code equivalent for the local computer and keeps
this native code around as a cache for the next time
the method is run. A system with JIT technology in
place runs a lot faster.
If the Sun JVM is listed, make sure its box is not
checked. Now click on the OK button to close the
window. Exit Internet Explorer and restart your
computer. Now when you start IE again and check
the View menu, the Java Console should now be
listed.
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You must restart Internet Explorer before the Java console will be enabled. Close all opened copies of Internet
Explorer, and then start Internet Explorer again.
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Serial Port Settings
The serial port settings of your PC must be correctly configured to establish a communication
link with the serial port of the DPC. Earlier versions of iPC required you to configure these settings. Starting with v1.5, iPC sets all the seral port
parameters itself, so this section is not needed.
However it is included for reference.
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IMPORTANT –
Starting with version 1.5, iPC
sets the serial port parameters itself. This section is
included only for reference
to earlier versions of iPC.
The iPC data rate must match the DPC setting. To
verify or configure the PC serial port, select the
Control Panel from the Start menu (refer back
to page 19). When the Control Panel window
opens, double–click the System icon to open its
properties window. This is the same window we
opened previously (on page 20) to check the Video
display properties
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Select the Device Manager tab , and the panel
changes to display the device properties. Click on
the plus sign next to the Ports (COM & LPT)
box to expand the selection. Highlight the COM
port that you will use on your PC to connect to
the DPC. Now click the Properties button at
the bottom left and a new window will open.
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Select the Port Settings tab to display the
properties of the selected COM port. Confirm that
your settings match those displayed in the window shown here. If they do not match, use the
drop–down lists to select the correct values. Click
the OK button to close this window, then click
OK to close the System Properties window. Finally close the Control Panel window.
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If you are using Windows XP, Select the Hardware tab , and the panel displays the Device
Manager and Hardware Profiles.
Select the Device Manager button , and a new
window appears listing the Ports. Double click on
the Communications Port (COM1) .
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Select the Port Settings tab . Enter the values
shown in the screen shot above. When you are finished, click the OK button. Then close the Device
Manager, System Properties and Control Panel
windows.
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SECTION 6
Connect PC to DPC
• Serial Cable
• Network Configuration
Serial Cable Connection ................................ 39
DPC Network Connection ............................. 40
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Serial Cable Connection
In order for the DPC IV and the iPC to communicate, a serial cable must be connected between the
DPC and the PC. You must use the same serial port
(COM1 or COM2) that you setup on pages 36–38.
Connect the serial cable (Dukane Part No. 200-1126)
from the DPC serial port (J506) to the correct COM
port on the computer. The serial ports are identified
on the rear panels in the illustration below.
J505
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WARNING
POWER LINE MUST BE
GROUNDED AT OUTLET
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MMI
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ST. CHARLES, IL 60174
MADE IN USA
J602
J507
J202
– WARNING! –
POWER LINE MUST BE
GROUNDED AT OUTLET.
REMOVE ALL POWER BEFORE
REMOVING COVER OR CONNECTING
OR DISCONNECTING CABLES.
J401
J504
J201
J506
J1
J503
Serial Cable
DPC Serial Port
#200–1126
Serial Port
(COM1 & COM2)
Video
(on seperate card)
Typical PC Serial Port Location
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DPC Network Connection
HARDWARE SETUP > PORTS > SERIAL > DESTINATION > REMOTE > NODE #
J505
I
O
MMI
Network
Termination
Plug #597–477
J602
J507
J202
J506
DPC IV and
DPC IV Plus
Network
Connections
J504
J401
J201
J506
J1
J503
Network Cable
#200–1141
Maximum of 7
DPC IVs per Network
HARDWARE SETUP > PORTS > SERIAL > DESTINATION > REMOTE > NODE #
J505
I
MMI
J506
O
J602
J507
J202
J504
J401
J201
J506
J1
J503
Network Cable
DPC Network Ports
#200–1141
HARDWARE SETUP > PORTS > SERIAL > DESTINATION > LOCAL
J505
I
J506
O
J602
J507
J202
MMI
J504
J401
J201
J506
J1
J503
Network
Termination Plug
DPC Serial Port
#597–477
Serial Cable
#200–1126
Serial Port
(COM1 or COM2)
40
Parallel Port
(433-32 Software Key)
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SECTION 7
iPC ™ Installation
• Installing iPC v1.7
• Upgrading to iPC v1.7
Installing iPC v1.7 ......................................... 43
CD Documentation ..............................................43
Automatic Installation ..........................................43
Manual Installation ...............................................49
Upgrading to iPC v1.7 .................................. 49
Upgrading From v1.3 or Later ..............................49
Upgrading From v1.2 ...........................................50
Upgrading From v1.1 ...........................................52
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Installing iPC v1.7
CD Documentation
The iPC v1.7 CD-ROM contains three files which
have a condensed version of the instructions in this
manual. The files are readable using MicrosoftWORD. The first file, called iPC Installation
Guide.doc, is a short, six–page configuration requirements document. The second file, Final Release Notes for IPC1.7.doc is an abbreviated installation guide. The thrid file, Whats New in
v1.7.doc is a more detailed version of the data file
format covered in Chapter 1.
Automatic Installation
If you have never installed IPC v1.7 or if you have
removed it from the system and do not have a version earlier than v1.3 currently installed, then follow these steps. If you have a version of iPC v1.2
or earlier installed, then skip to the section on upgrading iPC.
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ALERT
If the CD does not automatically begin installation, proceed to the next
section – Manual Installation on page 49.
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Quit any programs you have running. Place the
CD-ROM containing the iPC v1.7 software into
the CD drive of the computer. The installation
program will begin automatically. An iPC splash
screen appears which shows the current version,
and the Setup window shows the progress of the
installation. Next, the screen refreshes and a
Welcome window appears reminding you to
exit any other running programs if you haven’t
done so already. Click the Next button when
you are ready to proceed. Next the Software
License Agreement appears. Click Yes if you
agree to the terms in the license.
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Next the Information window is displayed which
provides the iPC version number and information
about the release notes (see page 47 for file description). Click the Next button to proceed.
The User Information window appears next. Enter your name, the company name and the serial
number that appears on the case which the CD
was shipped in. If you do multiple installations on
different computers, use the same serial number.
When you have finished entering the information,
click the Next button to proceed.
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The next window gives you the option of changing the default location of the iPC installation. If
you select another path using the Browse... button such as C:\Program Files\iPC, remember the location. The iPC will save all its parameter setup files in the root of its installation directory. The default value is C:\iPC as shown in
the window below. If you select an alternate location, be sure to include the \ i P C path at the end
to place the files in their own separate directory.
Once you have decided on a location, click the
Next button to continue with the installation. In
the Setup Type, choose Typical and click Next.
TIP —
Do not confuse the forward slash / used for internet
web address with the backslash \
All DOS and Windows paths use the backslash.
e.g. C:\Program Files\iPC
IMPORTANT –
By default, the iPC
saves files to the directory where the
iPC was installed.
The default location for installation and saved files is C:\iPC
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If you installed the iPC to another directory (e.g. C:\Program
Files\iPC) then all files will be
saved to that directory.
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Next, decide if you want iPC to start automatically each time the computer is turned on. Click
Yes or No and click Next.
In the Select Program Folders window, accept
the default values and click Next.
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The next window confirms the choices we have made
regarding the iPC program file location . Click
the Next button to begin installation of the iPC files.
The screen refreshes and the files are copied to
the computer hard disk. A progress bar indicates
the status. Once the files have been copied, a Setup
Complete window appears. Click the Finish button to complete the installation.
The setup window automatically closes and returns you to the desktop. You can now remove the
CD from its drive. If you have DPC IV firmware
version 3.30, v3.33, v3.40 or v3.50, you will need
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the CD again in order to upgrade the firmware. If
you have DPC IV firmware v3.60 (or DPC IV Plus
v4.20), you can put the CD back in its protective
case and store it in a safe place.
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Manual Installation
If the CD does not automatically begin the installation of the iPC, follow these steps which are also
printed on the CD–ROM. See page 23 to orient
yourself with the Start and Run menu.
1. Click on Start
2. Select Run...
TIP —
The CD drive is typically the D drive. If however your
CD drive is E, F or G, use the appropriate letter in
place of D to manually install the iPC.
e.g. E:\install
Also, do not confuse the back slash \ used for
all DOS and Windows paths with the forward slash
/ used for internet web address.
3. Type D : \ i n s t a l l
4. Select OK
Upgrading to iPC v1.7
NEW FEATURES —
Version 1.7 features many improvements.
1. iPC now works on both local and remote DPCs.
2. Save part data to comma delimited (*.csv) files
which can be opened by EXCEL.
3. Now able to save DPC graphic data to a file.
4. View real–time parameters from the Operate
page.
5. Print setup now available on Utilities page.
Upgrading From iPC v1.3 or Later
To upgrade from iPC v1.3, v1.4, v1.5 or v1.6, you
do not need to uninstall the older version of iPC.
Follow the instructions at the beginning of this
section for automatic or manual installation.
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Upgrading From iPC v1.2
To upgrade from v1.2, you need to first uninstall
iPC v1.2. Left click on Start. Select Settings then
Control Panel.
The Control Panel opens in a separate window
as shown in the figure below. Double click on the
Add/Remove Programs icon.
A new window titled Add/Remove Programs
Properties will open as shown on the next page.
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Scroll down until you locate iPC and select it from
the list. Click the Add/Remove... button. Another
window opens asking you to confirm deletion of
the iPC program. Click the Yes button.
When the iPC program has been deleted, Close
the Add/Remove Programs Properties window
and close the Control Panel window.
Open Windows Explorer and rename the iPC
folder to Old_iPC or something like that. This will
retain any setup files you have until you are satisfied the upgrade has been completed. Now follow
the instructions at the beginning of this section
for installing iPC v1.7. When installation of iPC
v1.7 is completed, copy the setup files from
Old_iPC to the new iPC folder.
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A shortcut to launch Windows Explorer is to hold
down to Windows Key and press the E key. Windows Explorer will open to the root directory of
My Computer which contains C:\iPC
The Windows key has the icon
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Upgrading From iPC v1.1
To upgrade from v1.1, you first need to back up
your setup files before upgrading. There was a file
format change between iPC v1.1 and v1.2, so setup
files from v1.1 will not work with iPC v1.2 or
later. In order to reuse the v1.1 files, you must
store the files in their native format in DPC and
then reload them once iPC v1.7 is installed.
1.
2.
3.
4.
Load and Save Setup Files in DPC
Uninstall iPC v1.1
Install iPC v1.7
Copy and Save Setup Files back to iPC.
1. Load & Save Setup Files in DPC
Make sure the DPC is turned on and connected to
the PC. Launch iPC v1.1 and open the Utilities
page .
NOTE —
If you are unsure of how to start the iPC, refer to
“Launching iPC Software” in Section 9.
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On the Utilities page, select File and then select the Load box . This will open a new window for you to select the file to be loaded (see
next page).
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The files should be located in the SavedData directory . Open the directory and select the first
file and click OK in the directory window.
When the window closes, click OK in the iPC
window. This will retrieve the first file from computer hard disk and transfer it to the DPC memory.
Repeat this procedure for each setup file that is not
saved in the DPC. Remember the DPC can hold a
maximum of 25 files.
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The terminology of Load and Save can be confusing because it does not specify which device
files are being saved from or to.
File refers to computer hard disk operations.
The iPC can store a maximum of 100
setup files.
File > Save means to save to the hard disk. The
settings currently in the iPC Process
Control page are saved on the computer hard disk.
File > Load means to read from the hard disk,
load the files to the DPC memory and
display them on the iPC Process Control page.
DPC refers to operations in the DPC memory.
Save DPC Setups to PC Hard Drive —
1. DPC > Load retrieves a setup file from the
DPC and loads it in the iPC.
2. File > Save stores the setup file currently displayed in the iPC to the computer drive.
Copy Setups From PC to DPC Memory —
1. File > Load retrieves a setup file from the
computer drive and loads it in the iPC.
2. DPC > Save stores the setup file currently
displayed in the iPC to the DPC with the
specified setup number
The DPC can saves a maximum of 25
files in its memory.
DPC > Save refers to operations from one DPC
setup to another DPC setup. The existing setup in the DPC is replaced by
the settings currently in the iPC. The
new settings overwrite the existing
DPC settings.
DPC > Load means to change from one DPC setup
to another setup. This retrieves a setup
file in the DPC and loads it into the
iPC. The existing settings in the DPC
are overwritten by the new settings.
Setup is a file containing a complete set of pa-
rameter values required to configure
a DPC. Each file is written to the hard
disk in XML format.
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Extensible Markup Language is a method for putting structured data in a text file. XML is conceptually related to HTML, but XML is not itself a markup
language. Rather it is a metalanguage, a language
used to create other specialized languages. Like
JAVA, XML is platform independent. You can examine an XML setup file by using a text editor such
as NOTEPAD.
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2. Uninstall iPC v1.1
After you have transferred all your setup files to the
DPC, you will need to uninstall iPC v1.1. The files
are stored in nonvolatile memory in the DPC. Left
click on Start. Select Settings then Control Panel.
The Control Panel opens in a separate window
as shown in the figure below. Double click on the
Add/Remove Programs icon.
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A new window titled Add/Remove Programs
Properties will open as shown on below.
Scroll down until you locate iPC and select it from
the list. Click the Add/Remove... button. Another
window opens asking you to confirm deletion of
the iPC program. Click the Yes button.
When the iPC program has been deleted, Close
the Add/Remove Programs Properties window
and close the Control Panel window.
Open Windows Explorer and rename the iPC
folder to Old_iPC or something like that. This
will retain your old setup files. Even though the
setup files are not directly readable by iPC v1.7,
keep a copy of them until you are satisfied that
the v1.7 upgrade has been satisfactorily completed.
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3. Install iPC v1.7
Now follow the instructions at the beginning of
this section for installing iPC v1.7, then return
here to complete step 4.
4. Transfer Setup Files Back To PC
To transfer your DPC setup files back to the computer and iPC, reverse the process of loading the
files.. To transfer your setup files, first open the
Utilities page . On the Utilities page, select File
for each setup file you saved to the DPC. Select the Load box and a new window opens to
displays a directory of files. Select a File then
click the OK button in the directory window.
Then click the OK button in the iPC window. Use
the same file numbers to restore the files as you
used to save them. You can use Windows Explorer
to navigate to C : \ i P C (or the directory you
choose to install iPC) to view the files. You can
sort the files by type or by date modified to group
them and verify the file names.
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SECTION 8
DPC Firmware Upgrade
• DPC Service Upgrade
• Updating DPC Firmware
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S325000000400300600002406000CE0
S325000000609D526207157F5200030
S32500000080256262049D516207157
S325000000A01560600442636061ACF
S325000000C003A682480200820401F
S325000000E07040010170400101039
S32500000100030764D0039E6214024
S3250000012015546000039B55C4024
S3250000014002405C10033E6080020
DPC v3.60 Firmware ..................................... 61
DPC v3.20 Firmware ..................................... 61
DPC v3.30 – v3.50 Firmware ......................... 61
Possible Problems ......................................... 67
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DPC v3.60 Firmware
No update is needed for firmware revision v3.60
(DPC IV) or v4.20 (DPC IV Plus) to run iPC v1.7.
DPC v3.20 Firmware
For firmware versions 3.20 and earlier, an internal service upgrade may be required before the
DPC firmware can be safely updated. The service
upgrade is handled through the Service Department (see Section 11 for contact information).
Failure to upgrade the DPC internally and updating the DPC v3.20 firmware may result in a successful firmware update, but unpredictable or total failure of stored DPC process setup files.
DPC v3.3– v3.5 Firmware
If your DPC IV has firmware revision v3.30, v3.33,
v3.40 or v3.50, you may proceed to rewrite the Flash
Memory in the DPC IV by using the software contained on the iPC v1.7 CD. You will first need to
copy the required file from the CD to your computer hard disk. Do not try to use the DPC4 Plus
software – dpcv4p20.txt. The DPC IV does not
enough memory to hold the IV Plus program. Trying to use the DPC IV Plus software in a DPC IV
will result in nonfunctional DPC IV !
1. Locate the folder on the iPC v1.7 CD–ROM
named DPC Firmware. Copy the folder from
the CD (D:\ drive) to the iPC folder on your
computer’s C:\ drive.
2. Now, open the DPC
Firmware folder on
the C:\ drive. There
are three text files. We
are only interested in
verifying that there is
one f ile named
dpcv3p60.txt. To be
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CAUTION
Do not attempt to update DPC v3.20 or earlier
firmware without first
contacting the Service
Department.
If you are instructed to return a DPC
printed circuit board to Dukane, print
out or write down all your DPC setup
parameters before returning the board.
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WARNING
Do not attempt to update the firmware on a
DPC 4 Plus. They have
the latest version.
Do not try and turn a DPC 4 into a
DPC 4 Plus. Attempting to rewrite
the Flash Memory on a DPC 4
with the 4 Plus software will erase
the entire DPC IV Flash Memory,
leaving it in a coma!
safe, delete the other
two files before continuing.
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3. To rewrite the DPC IV Flash memory, you will
use a Windows utility called HyperTerminal.
Click on the Start->All Programs button and
navigate to the HyperTerminal directory.
If a window appears asking if you want to
make Hyperterminal your default Telenet program, click the Yes button.
4. A new window for the HyperTerminal directory will open. Double–click on the
Hypertrm.exe application to open a new dialog window.
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NOTE —
Your HyperTerminal directory may be located in
the Accessories folder instead of the Communications folder. If it is not installed, you can go
back to your original Windows™ installation CD
and perform a custom installation of just the
HyperTerminal program.
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5. Enter a name for the connection description,
file select an icon of your choice and click OK.
Choose any name you want.
CAUTION
Call the Service Department first to check if
there have been any recent changes to this
procedure.
Schedule a DPC firmware update
early in the week and early in the
day. While every precaution has been
taken to ensure the Flash Memory
writing is trouble–free, Murphy’s
Law will almost certainly apply if you
wait until late Friday afternoon.
6. Select the Direct to COM1 (or COM2) connection and click OK again.
DISCLAIMER —
While iPC and Flash Memory updates are normally
performed without incident, unforeseeable problems may sometimes occur and therefore should
be performed during a period of inactivity. Dukane is not responsible for lost production, etc.
due to failed upgrades.
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7. Enter the same port settings as we used in Section 3. Click OK when you are finished.
TIP —
You can always double check your settings or
change the icon by choosing File > Properties
then click on the Configure button .
8. A terminal HyperTerminal window opens with
the name of the connection description file in
the window title bar. Press the enter key a few
times. The DPC should echo back with a carat
(i.e. the greater–than sign; the same as a DOS
session prompt). If the DPC does not echo
back, check the DPC port settings and the serial cable connection.
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9. We are now ready to update the DPC firmware.
Click on the Transfer menu and select Send
Text File... as shown.
10. By default, the window opens in the HyperTerminal directory. Click the triangle at the
right of the Look In: menu bar.
11. Navigate up to the root C:\ directory (or wherever you installed the iPC) till you locate the
iPC folder.
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12. Now select the iPC folder and click open, then
open the DPC Firmware folder.
13. Select the dpcv3p60.txt file and click the
Open button.
14. Now your HyperTerminal window will begin
displaying the status of the firmware update
process. This can require up to 20 minutes to
complete. At this point the DPC communication link is vulnerable. Do not turn off the DPC
power or disconnect the serial data cable. Doing this may leave the DPC unable to communicate via its serial port.
15. When the update process is complete, the last
line of the status message reads:
Programming Successful – Restarting
At this point you may exit the HyperTerminal program and proceed to launch iPC v1.7.
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WARNING
DO NOT disrupt the communication link to the
DPC or turn the DPC
power off during the firmware update process
NOTE —
DPC IV Firmware is stored in four Flash Memory
chips. The DPC startup files are stored in a separate
EEPROM chip. They are independent and retain their
information when the power is turned off.
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Possible Problems
Invalid Checksum
Every line in a DPC program file has a checksum.
A checksum is a byte used to ensure each line is
sent without errors. If an Invalid Checksum
message is displayed after the DPC File Received message, stop the file transfer and try
again. To stop the file transfer, from the menu bar
select Call > Disconnect or click on the Disconnect icon (fourth from left under the Call menu).
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WARNING
DO NOT turn off the DPC
AC power to stop the file
transfer. Doing this may
leave the DPC unable to
communicate via its serial
port.
The program file contains blank lines at the beginning to clear the DPC buffer. It is possible to
see an Invalid Checksum message at the start
of the transfer as long as this happens before the
DPC File Received message.
Erase Failed
One or more devices failed to erase. Replacement
program Flash Memory devices are required from
the Dukane Ultrasonics Service Department.
Write Failure
One or more devices could not be written to. Replacement program Flash Memory devices are required from the Dukane Ultrasonics Service Department.
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SECTION 9
Starting iPC ™
• Launching iPC
• Performance Comparison
DPC v3.40
DPC ™ IV
Launching iPC™ Software ............................ 71
Performance Comparison ............................. 72
Status Bar ..................................................... 73
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Launching iPC Software
A shortcut icon was placed on the Windows desktop during the iPC installation. Double click the
iPC icon to launch the program.
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NOTE
The iPC will not work with
the Netscape Navigator
browser. If Netscape
launches instead of Explorer, follow the instructions under Associating
IE5 With iPC Program in
Section 10 to change the
file association type.
Internet Explorer launches and displays an iPC
splash screen. A few seconds later, a small window titled Open Port appears in the center of the
screen. If the DPC is not turned on, turn it on now
and wait for it to complete its powerup self–check.
Now select the COM port you previously configured (COM1 or COM2) and click Continue.
NOTE —
Select Off-Line if the DPC is not connected by the
serial cable or needs to be turned off. If Com1 or
Com2 is selected and the DPC is not turned on and/
or not connected to the PC via the serial cable, the
iPC software will stop loading and will wait (forever) for a response from the DPC.
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Once the DPC is turned on, the iPC software will
recognize the DPC connection, and finish loading.
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Performance Comparison
The chart below gives the timing of the iPC loading status. These measurements were taken on a
PC configured with the minimum requirements.
iPC™ v1.7 Startup Timing
Amplutud
P:255.010nnnnnnn,n
Hardware page
Done
P:255.010nnnnnnn,n
0:05
P:255.0104000002,7
COM Port Window
0:00
Applet initializd
Applet Started
200MHz Pentium
39MB Memory
Windows 98
0:55 Time in minutes and seconds (m:ss)
Using a faster computer shortens both the time to
download the DPC settings and configure the program and results in much better performance.
2:00 2:10
NOTE —
The status bar in the lower left–hand corner of the IE window gives an indication of the progress
of the iPC startup and corresponds to the labels on
the time lines.
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Status Bar
If you do not see the Status Bar at the bottom
of the window, enable it from the View menu
(check mark showing) as shown below.
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SECTION 10
Help & Troubleshooting
?
Context–Sensitive Help ................................. 77
Associating IE With iPC Program ................... 81
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Context–Sensitive Help
iPC has a built–in help file to assist you with routine questions. To access the help system, select
User’s Manual in the iPC menu selection box as
shown below.
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The window will refresh and the User’s Manual
splash screen appears. By default it opens with
the Table of Contents displayed in the left panel.
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To look up a specific topic, move the cursor over
the topic. The cursor turns into a hand with a pointing finger. Click on the topic you want more information about. You can also view the topics in alphabetical order by clicking on the Index button.
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To return to the Process Control page, click the
close box next to the Index button. if you click the
close box in the upper right–hand corner, you will
exit the iPC.
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Associating IE With
iPC Program
If you also have Netscape Navigator installed, you
may find that the iPC software launches Navigator instead of Internet Explorer. Even though the
iPC can run under a variety of Windows versions,
iPC is tailored specifically for the Internet Explorer browser. The method for setting which application is launched differs between different version of Windows. Since there isn’t one universal
set of instructions for setting which program is
launched when you open a file, the best way is to
modify iPC.
If iPC starts an internet browser other than
Internet Explorer, close the program. In Windows XP, right click on the iPC icon and select
Open With. Select the target as Internet Explorer. This method will not permanently change
the iPC to open with Internet Explorer. It must be
used each time you start iPC. To make a permanent change, select My Computer in the Windows Explorer screen. Select Folder Options
from the View menu as shown in the screen shot
on the next page.
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In the Folder Options window, select the File Types tab as shown.
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Scroll down until HTML Document is shown. If
IEXPLORE is not listed as the program to open the
file, click the Edit... button to change the program.
In the new window (shown at right), select
Open and then Edit..., or just double–click
on the Open action in the selection window to locate the target program. A new
window opens as shown on the next page.
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Internet Explorer is usually located along a path
something like: C:\Program Files \Internet
Explorer\Iexplore.exe Use the Browse
button to locate IE5 and then press the OK button
to complete. Close any other open windows. Now
double–click on the iPC icon and it should launch
Internet Explorer.
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SECTION 11
Contacting Dukane
• Corporate Office
• Extensions & eMails
Local Support ............................................... 87
Ultrasonics Division ....................................... 87
Telephone Numbers ...................................... 87
eMail Addresses ............................................ 87
Our Website ................................................. 87
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Contacting Dukane
Identify Equipment
When contacting Dukane, especially if calling about a
service-related problem, be prepared to give the iPC
version number and serial number.
Local Support
Your local Dukane representative has received factory
training and can answer all of your questions regarding Dukane equipment.
Ultrasonics Division
Mailing Address:
2900 Dukane Drive
Main Phone:
Main Fax:
Service & Parts Fax:
Dukane Ultrasonics
St. Charles, IL 60174 USA
(630) 797–4900
(630) 797–4949
(630) 584–0796
Department Phone Numbers
You can reach each department by dialing directly
Application Support (630) 797–4930
For applications and/or process technology questions.
Engineering (630) 797–4950
For engineering of standard and customized systems.
Service & Parts (630) 762–4090
For equipment servicing or replacement parts.
Department email Addresses
Applications: .............. [email protected]
Engineering: ............... [email protected]
Service & Parts: ......... [email protected]
Our Website
Dukane Corporation is on the worldwide web at:
http://www.dukcorp.com
Navigate to the Ultrasonics site, or enter:
http://www.dukcorp.com/us
and then go to your area of interest.
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APPENDIX A
Data File Format
P, 13:46:14, 003, 01, 0, 4, 100, 24, 030, 0.250, 032, 0.10, 033, 0.2
250, 9, 0.500, 0.000, s, 4, 51000, 49000, Hz
57, 57, 57, 57, 88, 88, 88, 88, 156, 156, 156, 156, 158, 158, 158
158, 158, 158 ,158, 158, 158, 158, 158, 158, 158, 158, 158, 158, 158, 158
158, 158, 158 ,158, 158, 158, 158, 158, 158, 158, 158, 158, 158, 158, 158
158, 158, 158 ,158, 158, 158, 158, 158, 158, 158, 158, 158, 158, 158, 158
158, 158, 158 ,158, 158, 158, 158, 158, 158, 158, 158, 158, 158, 158, 158
158, 158, 158 ,158, 158, 158, 158, 158, 158, 158, 158, 158, 158, 158, 158
158, 158, 158 ,158, 158, 158, 158, 158, 158, 158, 158, 158, 158, 158, 158
158, 158, 158 ,158, 158, 158, 158, 158, 158, 158, 158, 158, 158, 158, 158
158, 158, 158 ,158, 158, 158, 158, 158, 158, 158, 158, 158, 158, 158, 158
158, 158, 158 ,158, 158, 158, 158, 158, 158, 158, 158, 158, 158, 158, 158
158, 158, 158 ,158, 158, 158, 158, 158, 158, 158, 158, 158, 158, 158, 158
158, 158, 158 ,158, 158, 158, 158, 158, 158, 158, 158, 158, 158, 158, 158
158, 158, 158 ,158, 158, 158, 158, 158, 158, 158, 158, 158, 158, 158, 158
158, 158, 158 ,158, 158, 158, 158, 158, 158, 158, 158, 158, 158, 158, 158
158, 158, 158 ,158, 158, 158, 158, 158, 158, 158, 158, 158, 158, 158, 158
158, 158, 158 ,158, 158, 158, 158, 158, 158, 158, 158, 158, 158, 158, 158
158, 158, 158 ,158, 158, 158, 158, 158, 158, 158, 158, 158, 158, 158, 158
Creating A Data File ...................................... 91
Welding Parameter ....................................... 92
Graph Parameter .......................................... 93
Graph Data Values ........................................ 93
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Creating A Data File
When the check box for Save Graph Data + Parameters Automatically is enabled (see screen
shot below), iPC creates a csv–type text data
file in the folder named C:\iPC\Saved Data.
This folder should not be renamed or removed.
The file is named YYYYMMDD.csv where YYYY
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represents the year, MM the month and DD the day.
The file contains at least 3 lines for each part. The
first line is the part welding parameters, the second
line is the graph parameters and the third line is the
graph data. If the right axis is defined on the graph,
the forth and fifth lines are the right hand graph
parameters and data.
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Welding Parameters
The first line of the welding parameter header starts
with the letter P as is shown in column B in the screen
shot . The remainding colums in the first row provide
the welding parameter information as defined by:
P,HH:MM:SS,XXX,SS,U,N,YZZ, VVVVVVVVVVV[,YZZ, VVVVVVVVVVV]…….<CR>[<LF>]
Where:
P
The letter “P” is a marker for a new part
HH:MM:SS Time of the day, in 24-hour format (i. e. 14:10:00 is 2:10:00 PM)
XXX
Three digit node number
SS
Two digit setup number
V
Units (0 = US, 1 = Metric)
N
Number of parameters
And for each parameter:
YZZ
The parameter’s 3-digit code; includes: Status of the characteristic;
status of the part if associated with part count (00): 1 = good, 2 = suspect low,
3 = suspect high, 4 = bad low, 5 = bad high;
ZZ: the characteristic number (see table below) and
VVVVVVVVVVV The parameter’s value.
Welding
Parameter
Parts Counter
Line Pressure
Downstroke Time
Downstroke Distance
Downstroke Velocity
Contact Pressure
Trigger Delay Time
Trigger Delay Distance
Weld Time P1
Weld Distance P1
Weld Energy P1
Weld Power P1
Weld Time P2
Weld Distance P2
Weld Energy P2
Weld Power P2
Absolute Weld Distance
Total Weld Time
Total Weld Distance
Total Weld Energy
Hold Time
Hold Distance
Total Cycle Time
Total Stroke
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Code
Number
Units
(US)
Units
(Metric)
00
01
10
11
12
13
20
21
30
31
32
33
40
41
42
43
50
51
52
53
60
61
70
71
psi
sec
in
in/s
psi
sec
in
sec
in
j
w
sec
in
j
w
in
sec
In
j
sec
in
sec
in
kPa
sec
mm
mm/s
kPa
sec
mm
sec
mm
j
w
sec
mm
j
w
mm
sec
mm
j
sec
mm
sec
mm
NOTE
This information is also included on the CD. The
file is a WORD™ document named —
What's New in v1.7x.doc
Also read the files —
Final Release Notes for iPC1.7x.doc
iPC Installation Guide.doc
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Graph Parameters
The second line of the data file defines the graph
parameters for the left vertical and bottom horizontal axes. If a second graph is defined, the fourth line
of the data file lists the parameters for the right vertical and bottom horizontal axes. The first value is a
number that indicates the number of data points. The
graph format string has the following format:
PPP,H,AAAAAAAAA,BBBBBBBBB,CCCCCCC,V,DDDDDDDDD,EEEEEEEEE,FFFFFFF
Where:
PPP
H
AAAAAAAAA
BBBBBBBBB
CCCCCCC
V
DDDDDDDDD
EEEEEEEEE
FFFFFFF
Number of Data Points (250 default)
Horizontal Data Type
Horizontal Axis Max Value
Horizontal Axis Min Value
Horizontal Units Name (text)
Vertical Data Type
Vertical Axis Max Value
Vertical Axis Min Value
Vertical Units Name (text)
Graph
Parameter
Code
Number
Units
(US)
Units
(Metric)
0
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
9
in
in/s
J
W
Hz
lbs
psi
in
Sec
mm
mm/s
J
W
Hz
N
KPa
mm
Sec
Distance
Velocity
Power
Energy
Frequency
Force
Pressure
Amplitude
Time
Graph Data
The third (and fifth if a second graph is present) line
of the file are the data for the weld cycle graph. The
data can be reconstructed into a graph using the graph
parameters to scale the left vertical and bottom horizontal axes. The horizontal axis ranges from the minimum value to the maximum in equally spaced values (Hi ) determined by the formula:
HG = (AAAAAAAAA – BBBBBBBBB)/PPP
where AAAAAAAAA = Horiz Axis Max Value
BBBBBBBBB = Horiz Axis Min Value
PPP = Number of Data Points (250 by default)
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Each horizontal–axis data point has the value:
Hi = (i x HG) + BBBBBBBBB
where i = Data Point Number – 1 and
HG = horizontal axis increment
The vertical axis ranges from the minimum value
to the maximum in equally spaced values (Vi ) determined by the formula:
VG = (DDDDDDDDD – EEEEEEEEE)/250
where DDDDDDDDD = Vert Axis Max Value
EEEEEEEEE = Vert Axis Min Value
Each vertical–axis data point has the value:
Vi = (i x VG) + EEEEEEEEE
where i = Data Point Number – 1 and
VG= vertical axis increment
As an example, lets consider the following three
lines from a data file:
P,1 3:46:14,003,01,0,4,100,24,030,0.250,032,0.10,033,0.2
250,9,0.500,0.000,s,4,51000,49000,Hz
57,57,57,57,88,88,88,88,156,156,156,156,158,158,158,…
Header string (1st line)
P
Time
Node ID
Setup number
Units
Num. Params
Part Status
Number of Parts
Weld Time P1 (030)
Weld Energy P1 (032)
Weld Power P1 (033)
Start of part marker
13:46:14 (1:46 pm)
003
01
0 (US)
4
100 (1=Good Part, 00=Parts Counter)
24
0.250 sec
0.10 Joule
0.2 Watt
Graph Parameter string (2nd line)
Number of Data Points
250
Horizontal Data Type
9 (Time)
Horizontal Axis Max Value:
0.500 sec
Horizontal Axis Min Value:
0.000 sec
Horizontal Units Name:
s (seconds)
Vertical Data Type:
4 (Frequency)
Vertical Axis Max Value:
51000
Vertical Axis Min Value:
49000
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To reconstruct the data, we need to know the offset,
range and scale factors. The horizontal axis increment
is just the (Max – Min)/250.
HG = (0.5 sec – 0.0 sec)/250 = 0.002 second
The vertical data must be scaled and given the correct
offset.
VG = (51000 Hz –49000 Hz)/250 = 8 Hz
for the first data point), i = 0, so
H0 = (i x HG) + 0 = = (0 x 0.002) + 0 = 0.000 sec
V0 = (i x VG) + 0 = = (57 x 8) + 49000 =49456 Hz
Vertical Units Name:
Hz
Data values (3rd line)
The first fifteen points then look like:
Point
Number
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
i
Raw
Data
Time
(sec)
Freq
(Hz)
0
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
57
57
57
57
88
88
88
88
156
156
156
156
158
158
158
0.000
0.002
0.004
0.006
0.008
0.010
0.012
0.014
0.016
0.018
0.020
0.022
0.024
0.026
0.028
49456
49456
49456
49456
49704
49704
49704
49704
50248
50248
50248
50248
50264
50264
50264
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INDEX
A
Activate Java Console ................................................................................... 30
Add/Remove Programs ........................................................................... 56–57
Afterburst Feature (v1.5 Enhancement) ........................................................ 5
Associating IE With iPC Program ........................................................... 81–84
Automatic Installation, iPC ..................................................................... 43–48
B
Baud Rate, DPC ............................................................................................. 15
C
Cable, Serial ............................................................................................... 3, 39
Cable, DPC Network ..................................................................................... 40
CD, iPC ............................................................................................................. 3
CD–ROM Drive ............................................................................................... 21
COM Port (also see Serial Port, Computer) ..................................... 39, 63, 71
Computer Requirements ........................................................................ 19–21
Connection Speed, Computer ...................................................................... 34
Connection Speed, DPC ................................................................................ 15
Context–Sensitive Help ........................................................................... 77–80
Control Panel, Windows ......................................................................... 20, 32
CSV Files ..................................................................................................... 5, 91
D
Data File Format...................................................................................... 92–95
Device Manager Tab/Button .................................................................. 33, 35
Disk Space Requirements ............................................................................. 21
DPC–4 ............................................................................................................. 11
DPC–4 Plus ..................................................................................................... 11
DPC Firmware Upgrade .......................................................................... 61–66
DPC Firmware Version .................................................................................. 12
DPC Model Number ...................................................................................... 11
DPC > Load .................................................................................................... 55
DPC > Save ..................................................................................................... 55
DPC Setup ...................................................................................................... 15
DPC Connection to PC .................................................................................. 39
DPC Network Connection ............................................................................. 40
DPC Requirements ........................................................................................ 11
Dukane Contacts ........................................................................................... 87
Dukane Website ............................................................................................ 87
E
Enhancements in iPC v1.7 ............................................................................... 4
Erase Failed Error Message ........................................................................... 67
EXCEL Spreadsheet ................................................................................... 5, 91
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File > Load ..................................................................................................... 55
File > Save ...................................................................................................... 55
File Format, Data .................................................................................... 92–95
Final Release Notes ................................................................................... 3, 43
Firmware Upgrade, DPC 4 ...................................................................... 61–66
Flowchart, Installation .................................................................................... 7
Format, Output, DPC .................................................................................... 15
Full Page Mode, Intenet Explorer ................................................................ 25
G
Graph Page, iPC ............................................................................................... 4
Graph Data, DPC ..................................................................................... 93–95
Graph Parameters, DPC .......................................................................... 93–95
H
Hardware Setup Menu, DPC ........................................................................ 15
Help, Context–Sensitive .......................................................................... 77–80
HyperTerminal ......................................................................................... 62–66
I
Installation Flowchart ..................................................................................... 7
Installation Manual, iPC ................................................................................. 3
Installing iPC ............................................................................................ 43–49
Internet Explorer ......................................................................................25-26
Invalid Checksum Error Message ................................................................. 67
iPC v1.2 Enhancements ................................................................................... 6
iPC v1.3 Enhancements ................................................................................... 5
iPC v1.4 Enhancements ................................................................................... 5
iPC v1.5 Enhancements ................................................................................... 5
iPC v1.6 Enhancements ................................................................................... 5
iPC v1.7 Enhancements ................................................................................... 4
iPC Version Compatibility ............................................................................. 12
J
Java Console .................................................................................................. 30
Java Logging ................................................................................................. 31
Java Virtual Machine (JVM) .......................................................................... 29
JVM, Enable ................................................................................................... 31
JVM, Sun, Disable .......................................................................................... 31
JIT Compiler ................................................................................................... 32
L
Launching iPC ................................................................................................ 71
Local/Remote Setting, DPC ........................................................................... 15
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M
Manual Installation, iPC ............................................................................... 49
Microsoft Java Machine .......................................................................... 30–31
Microsoft Website ......................................................................................... 25
Memory, Computer (RAM) ..................................................................... 19, 24
N
Naming Procedure, DPC ............................................................................... 15
Netscape Navigator ................................................................................ 25, 71
Network Cable, DPC ..................................................................................... 40
Network Connection, DPC ............................................................................ 40
Network Termination Plug ........................................................................... 40
Node ID, DPC ................................................................................................. 15
O
Open Port Window, iPC ................................................................................ 71
P
Package Contents............................................................................................ 3
Parameter Fields, Data File ..................................................................... 92–95
Pentium Processor ................................................................................... 19, 72
Performance Comparison ............................................................................. 72
Printer Setup, iPC Utilities Page ..................................................................... 6
Process Control Page, iPC ....................................................................... 77, 81
Processor Board Exchange, DPC ................................................................... 61
R
RAM ......................................................................... (see Memory, Computer)
Requirements, Computer ....................................................................... 19–21
Requirements, DPC ....................................................................................... 15
S
Save Graph Data, Enable ................................................................................ 4
Save Parts Data Button ................................................................................... 6
Saving, Explicit ................................................................................................ 6
Saving, Implicit ................................................................................................ 6
Scrub Feature( v1.5 Enhancement) ................................................................ 5
Serial Cable .......................................................................................... 3, 39–40
Serial Number, iPC ......................................................................................... 45
Serial Port, Computer ............................................................................. 25, 41
Serial Port, DPC ................................................................................. 19, 41–42
Serial Port Settings, Computer ......................................................... 36–38, 73
Setup Files, Reading ...................................................................................... 57
Setup Window ............................................................................................... 48
Software License Agreement ....................................................................... 46
Start Menu, Window .................................................................................... 26
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Sun Java Machine................................................................................ 4, 30-31
SVGA Display ............................................................................................19-21
System Properties (Windows™) ............................................................. 24, 35
T
Transfer Setup Files to DPC .............................................................. 52-55, 58
Troubleshooting ................................................................................ 67, 77–80
U
Uninstall iPC ............................................................................................ 56–57
Upgrading from iPC v1.1 ........................................................................ 52–58
Upgrading from iPC v1.2 ........................................................................ 50–51
Upgrading from iPC v1.3 or Later ................................................................ 49
User Information Window ........................................................................... 45
V
Video Display, Computer ........................................................................ 19-20
W
Website, Dukane ........................................................................................... 87
Website, Microsoft ........................................................................................ 25
Welding Parameters ..................................................................................... 92
Windows™, Version Installed ................................................................ 22–24
Windows 95™ ............................................................................................... 22
Windows 98™ ............................................................................................... 22
Windows 2000™ ........................................................................................... 22
Windows ME™ .............................................................................................. 22
Windows NT™ ............................................................................................... 22
Windows XP™ ............................................................................................... 22
Windows XP™ Service Pack 2 ...................................................................... 26
Write Failure Error Message ......................................................................... 67
X
XML File, Description ................................................................................... 55
Z
Zoom Feature( v1.5 Enhancement)................................................................ 5
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Dukane ISO
ISO CERTIFICATION
Dukane chose to become ISO 9001:2000 certified in order to demonstrate to our customers
our continuing commitment to being a quality
vendor. By passing its audit, Dukane can assure you that we have in place a well–defined
and systematic approach to quality design,
manufacturing, delivery and service. This certificate reinforces Dukane's status as a quality
vendor of technology and products.
To achieve ISO 9001:2000 certification, you
must prove to one of the quality system registrar groups that you meet three requirements:
1. Leadership
2. Involvement
3. Quality in Line Organizations and Quality
System Infrastructure.
The ISO 9001:2000 standard establishes a
minimum requirement for these requirements
and starts transitioning the company from a traditional inspection–oriented quality system to
one based on partnership for continuous improvement. This concept is key in that Dukane
no longer focuses on inspection, but on individual processes.
Dukane's quality management system is based
on the following three objectives:
1. Customer oriented quality. The aim is to
improve customer satisfaction.
2. Quality is determined by people. The aim
is to improve the internal organization and
cooperation between staff members.
3. Quality is a continuous improvement. The
aim is to continuously improve the internal organization and the competitive position.
ISO 9001:2000
CERTIFIED
Dukane products are manufactured in ISO
registered facilities
DUKANE CORPORATION
WHO ARE WE?
We are plastic welding technologists. We are scientists.
We are employees and businessmen. We are instructors.
We are engineers. We are specialists in electronics
and experts in plastic assembly. We are salesmen. We do
basic research and we manufacture machines.
We are problem solvers and we are technical advisors
We Are Your Partners.
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Midwest Region
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2900 Dukane Drive
St. Charles, IL 60174
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Corporate Office
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Application Laboratory
§ Service Center
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Mexico & Caribbean
Nelson Romero
2900 Dukane Drive
St. Charles, IL 60174
(630) 797–4915
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Dukane Corporation
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Col. Nueva Linda Vista
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