GR Recorders User`s manual, 43-TV-25-41

GR Series and DR Graphic Recorders
DR Graphic, Multitrend GR, Minitrend GR and eZtrend GR
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Table of Contents
Section 1: Preface .............................................................................. 1
Preface
........................................................................................................... 1
Thank you for choosing a Honeywell GR Series recorder .......................................
Documentation..........................................................................................................
Notes .........................................................................................................................
Trademarks ...............................................................................................................
Safety
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Symbols ..................................................................................................................... 2
Static Electricity........................................................................................................ 3
Protocols used in this manual
........................................................................ 3
Safety and Symbol Identification .............................................................................. 3
Warnings and Safety Precautions
.................................................................. 3
Do’s and Don’ts......................................................................................................... 3
Hazardous Voltage.................................................................................................... 4
For use in hazardous locations................................................................................. 5
Section 2: Installation .........................................................................................7
Environment and Location ............................................................................ 7
Mechanical Installation .................................................................................. 8
Installation Instructions........................................................................................... 11
Electrical Installation
................................................................................... 22
Installation Category ..............................................................................................
Analogue Input Card ..............................................................................................
eZtrend GR Analogue Input (Standard) card..................................................
Analogue Output Card............................................................................................
Pulse Input Card.....................................................................................................
Transmitter Power Supply Card .............................................................................
Alarm Relay Cards & Digital Input/Output Cards.................................................
Communications Connections ................................................................................
USB Devices ...........................................................................................................
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Section 3: Overview ..........................................................................................45
Functions and Features
................................................................................ 45
Recorder Functionality ........................................................................................... 47
Features .................................................................................................................. 49
Options - Hardware ................................................................................................ 55
Section 4: Recorder Setup ................................................................................63
Power up
...................................................................................................... 63
1. Menu Access ....................................................................................................... 63
2. Log On/Off .......................................................................................................... 64
4. Time and Date Settings ....................................................................................... 65
5. Firmware Options............................................................................................... 65
Menu Path............................................................................................................... 65
Help ........................................................................................................................ 66
Configure Menu ...................................................................................................... 67
Setup Menu ............................................................................................................. 68
Edit Recording ...................................................................................................... 148
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Reports Menu ........................................................................................................
Layout ...................................................................................................................
Passwords .............................................................................................................
Settings..................................................................................................................
Alarms Menu.........................................................................................................
Screen Menu..........................................................................................................
Batch Setup/Batch Groups ....................................................................................
Recording Menu....................................................................................................
Messages Menu.....................................................................................................
Process Menu........................................................................................................
Status Menu...........................................................................................................
Finish ....................................................................................................................
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Section 5:Security .......................................................................................... 207
Password Security.................................................................................................
Users and Groups .................................................................................................
Administrator ........................................................................................................
Password Policy....................................................................................................
User Interface requirements .................................................................................
Audit Trail .............................................................................................................
Level Permissions .................................................................................................
Default Password Access ......................................................................................
Hardware Configuration Lock..............................................................................
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Section 6: Screen Configuration ................................................................... 225
Process Screen Overview......................................................................................
Menu Bar ..............................................................................................................
Screen Menu Bar...................................................................................................
Replay ...................................................................................................................
Chart Speeds .........................................................................................................
Hot Button.............................................................................................................
Screen Activity.......................................................................................................
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Section 7: Firmware Options ......................................................................... 241
Firmware Credit System
.............................................................................241
Firmware Options ................................................................................................. 243
Section 8: Communication ............................................................................ 245
Comms Configuration ................................................................................245
Standard Communication Interfaces ..........................................................245
Protocols ............................................................................................................... 246
Hardware Installation
.................................................................................247
Getting connected - IP Address ............................................................................
Local Area Network setup.....................................................................................
Links to Remote Networks.....................................................................................
Data Logging and Transfer...................................................................................
Comms and Trend Manager Suite
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System Requirements............................................................................................. 252
Software Installation ............................................................................................. 253
Start Up ................................................................................................................. 254
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Communications Server
.............................................................................258
Comms Server Overview ....................................................................................... 258
Comms Server Start up.......................................................................................... 258
Comms Server Setup.............................................................................................. 261
Comms Server Logging ......................................................................................... 266
Comms Server Database
............................................................................274
System Setup .......................................................................................................... 274
Shutdown Server
........................................................................................274
.Modbus Capabilities: ........................................................................................... 275
Web Browser ..............................................................................................276
Internet Security Settings ...........................................................................277
Section 9: PC Software Suite ......................................................................... 279
The TrendManager Pro Software Suite ................................................................. 279
X Series & GR Recorder Screen Designer ............................................................ 279
Database Management Tool.................................................................................. 280
Report Generation Tool - AMS2750...................................................................... 280
System Requirements ............................................................................................. 280
Section 10: Spares List .................................................................................. 281
Minitrend GR Recorder......................................................................................... 281
Multitrend GR Recorder ...................................................................................... 285
eZtrend GR Recorder............................................................................................. 291
DR Graphic Recorder ........................................................................................... 295
Section 11: Instrument Care and Maintenance ............................................ 301
Instrument Care and Maintenance
.............................................................301
Cleaning Instructions ............................................................................................ 301
Backlights .............................................................................................................. 301
Operating Temperature ......................................................................................... 301
Touch Screen.......................................................................................................... 302
Calibration ............................................................................................................ 302
Section 12: Technical Data & Specifications ............................................... 303
Field IO Specification ................................................................................303
Analogue Input ...........................................................................................304
Relay Alarm/Digital Input Specification ....................................................304
Relay/Alarm Output Card Options........................................................................ 304
Digital Input Cards ............................................................................................... 305
Specification Tables............................................................................................... 307
Input Range Performance Accuracy Table............................................................ 312
Input Actuation
(Linear).................................................................................................................. 312
Input Actuation ...................................................................................................... 313
LED Flash Codes .................................................................................................. 317
Appendix A: Quality and Safety .................................................................... 319
CE Mark .....................................................................................................319
Safety ..........................................................................................................319
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Appendix B: Maths Expressions ................................................................... 321
Full Maths & Script Processing
.................................................................321
Maths Credit Options............................................................................................
Maths Variable and Function Tables ....................................................................
Full Maths.............................................................................................................
Script Function Application Examples .................................................................
Maths Error Messages ..........................................................................................
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Appendix C: Thermocouple Connections .................................................... 337
How Thermocouples work .........................................................................337
Thermocouple CJC Compensation .............................................................338
Internal Automatic ................................................................................................
Ext 0°C Reference .................................................................................................
External with a Specified Temperature .................................................................
External Input Reference ......................................................................................
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Appendix D: Alarms ....................................................................................... 341
Alarms Menu......................................................................................................... 341
Appendix E: Ethernet ..................................................................................... 343
Ethernet................................................................................................................. 343
Email ..................................................................................................................... 344
General operation of the e-mail system ................................................................ 344
Appendix F: Fuzzy Logging ........................................................................... 345
Appendix G: F sub zero Sterilisation ............................................................ 349
The significance of F0........................................................................................... 349
Appendix H: Calibration ................................................................................. 351
AI Calibration and CJC Calibration ...........................................................351
Sensor Compensation .................................................................................351
Appendix I: Battery Data ................................................................................ 353
Location: Processor Board
.........................................................................353
Safety Guidelines .................................................................................................. 353
Appendix J: Function Codes and Memory Maps ......................................... 355
Modbus Memory Map Supplement:
..........................................................355
Totalisers...............................................................................................................
Input Text message ................................................................................................
Analogue Input Value............................................................................................
Communications Input ..........................................................................................
Pen Values.............................................................................................................
Modbus Function Codes
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Appendix K: Troubleshooting ....................................................................... 363
Error Messages
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Appendix L: GR Series AMS2750 capabilities ..............................................377
AMS2750 and the GR Series Recorders ................................................... 377
AMS2750 Process mode ............................................................................ 378
AMS2750 Credit Option .......................................................................................
AMS2750 Process Menu.......................................................................................
AMS2750 Process Screen .....................................................................................
SAT........................................................................................................................
I/O + AMS2750 (Process Mode) ..........................................................................
AMS2750 Button (Process Mode).........................................................................
Pens for TC’s (Process Mode) ..............................................................................
Thermocouple Usage Tracking (AMS2750) .........................................................
TUS mode
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Temperature Uniformity Survey (TUS) Mode.......................................................
AMS2750 (TUS) - Credit Option ..........................................................................
AMS2750 (TUS) Screen ........................................................................................
I/O + AMS2750 (TUS)..........................................................................................
AMS2750 Menu (TUS)..........................................................................................
Pens for TC’s (TUS Mode)....................................................................................
TUS survey process screen ...................................................................................
Start a Survey........................................................................................................
During survey .......................................................................................................
Events (AMS2750) ................................................................................................
Audit Trail (AMS2750) .........................................................................................
TUS Data file ........................................................................................................
TUS Logged data ..................................................................................................
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Passwords (AMS2750) .............................................................................. 419
TrendManager SuiteSoftware (AMS2750) ................................................ 420
Screen Designer (AMS2750) ..................................................................... 420
AMS2750 Report Generation Tool ............................................................ 421
Installation............................................................................................................
Introduction ..........................................................................................................
Report Tool User Interface ...................................................................................
Browse Logo.. .......................................................................................................
SAT Report Wizard................................................................................................
TUS Report Wizard ...............................................................................................
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Index .................................................................................................................449
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Section 1: Preface
Preface
Thank you for choosing a Honeywell GR Series recorder
Thank you for purchasing the newest in our range of electronic data recording for GR Advanced Graphic Recorders. 
The Minitrend GR, Multitrend GR eZtrend GR and DR Graphic paperless chart recorders are the latest development of the solid-state replacement for traditional paper recorders.
Many options, features and functions are available to meet a wide range of applications and
requirements including: Power, Water Treatment, Thermal Processing, Food and Beverage,
Pharmaceutical/Biotech and Manufacturing industries.
This manual explains the product functionality operation, configuration and communication
as well as Safety Precautions, Installation & Wiring, Recorder Setup, Troubleshooting and
Spares List. It is recommended that the user reads the manual before installing and operating the recorder.
Documentation
A full set of manuals for the software and the recorders (including some language versions) are available on the CD provided and from our website
www.honeywellprocess.com.
Also Application Notes and Installation Instructions, first time password setup and database tool information.
Supplementary documentation to accompany these recorders are:
Table 1.1 : Supplementary documentation
Manual
Part number
TrendManager Pro Software Suite
43-TV-25-11
Screen Designer
43-TV-25-31
Notes
• The contents of this manual are correct at the time of issue. The contents may
change at any time without prior notification. This is due to continuous developments to the recorder and it’s functionality.
• Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of this document, however
should there be any anomalies found, please contact your nearest Honeywell
supplier. See back page for contact addresses.
• All rights are reserved. No part of this manual should be copied or reproduced, stored on a retrieval system or transmitted in any form without the
prior permission from Honeywell International Inc.
Trademarks
• Microsoft, MS-DOS, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Server 2008 and Windows 2012
Server are all registered trademarks of Microsoft corporation.
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• *SD, SDHC and SDXC are trademarks or registered trademarks of
SD-3C, LLC in the United States, other countries or both.
• For the purpose of this manual the and symbols will not follow their own trademark names or registered trademark names in every instance.
• Company names and Product names mentioned in this manual are trademarks or
registered trademarks of their individual owners.
Safety
The GR Series range of instruments is compliant with the requirements of BS EN 610101:2010 “Safety Requirements for Electrical Equipment for Measurement, Control and Laboratory Use” and UL 61010-1 (3rd Edition) and CAN/CSA-C22-2 No.61010-1-12, as options.
If the equipment is used in a manner not specified, the protection provided by the equipment
may be impaired.
The GR Series range of instruments are compliant to the requirements for Class 1, Div.2
Hazardous (Classified) Locations. Refer to the Model Selection Guide.
Symbols
One or more of the following symbols may appear on the recorder labelling.
Table 1.2 : Safety Symbols
Symbol
Meaning
Caution - refer to manual for
instructions
Caution - risk of electric
shock
Direct Current
Protective conductor terminal
Earth (ground) terminal
Static Electricity
Directive 2002/96/EC
WEEE: Waste Electrical and
Electronic Equipment
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Protocols used in this manual
Static Electricity
All circuit boards and electronic modules associated with this recorder contain components
which are susceptible to damage caused by electrostatic discharge. Should it be necessary
to handle such components, appropriate precautions in accordance with ANSI/ESD S20.20
Electrostatic Discharge Control Program Standard, should be observed.
Protocols used in this manual
Safety and Symbol Identification
Table 1.3 :
Symbol
Description
WARNING
The WARNING symbol indicates a potentially
hazardous situation, which, if not avoided, could
result in death or serious injury.
CAUTION
This CAUTION symbol may indicates a potentially hazardous situation, which, if not avoided, may
result in property damage.
NOTICE
A NOTICE symbol indicates important information that must be remembered and aids in job
performance.
Warnings and Safety Precautions
Do’s and Don’ts
1. DC inputs to the product should be provided by SELV power supply
2. The inputs of the product are supplied from SELV and should not exceed 50V.
3. Before any connections are made to the recorder, ensure the protective earth terminal
is connected to a protective conductor before applying power or any other connections.
WARNING
IMPROPER INTERRUPTION OF CONNECTIONS
Any interruption of the protective conductor outside the recorder, or disconnection of
the protective earth terminal is likely to make the recorder dangerous under some fault
conditions. Intentional interruption of the protective conductor is dangerous.
Failure to comply with these instructions could result in death or serious injury.
In order to comply with the requirements of safety standard EN 61010-1:2010, the
recorder should have one of the following as a disconnecting device, located within
easy reach of the operator, and be clearly labelled as the disconnecting safety device:
• A switch or circuit breaker which complies with the requirements of IEC 60947-1 and
IEC 60947-3.
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• A separable coupler which can be disconnected without the use of a tool.
• A separable plug, without a locking device, to mate with a socket outlet in
the building.
4. Whenever it is likely that protection has been impaired, the recorder should be made
inoperative and secured against operation. The manufacturer's service centre should
be contacted.
5. Repair is not to be attempted by a customer. Any adjustment or maintenance expected
of an operator as part of the normal operation of the product is referred to as Operational Maintenance. Any maintenance not expected of the operator is referred to as
Corrective Maintenance and is to be carried out only by authorized service personnel
or returned to an authorized repair centre.
6. Where conductive pollution such as condensation or conductive dust is present, adequate air conditioning, filtering and/or sealing must be installed.
7. This recorder contains one battery on the Processor board which must be treated and
disposed of with care. Batteries must not be short circuited. Batteries should be disposed of in accordance with local regulations, they must not be disposed of with normal
refuse.
8. Improper signal and supply wiring - WARNING
WARNING
IMPROPER SIGNAL AND SUPPLY WIRING
Signal and supply wiring should be kept separate. Where this is impractical, shielded cables should
be used for the signal wiring. Where signal wiring is carrying, or could carry under fault conditions,
hazardous voltage (defined as >30 V rms and 42.4 V peak, or >60 Vd.c.), double insulation must
be used for all signal wiring.
Failure to comply with these instructions could result in death or serious injury.
9. If the equipment is used in a manner not specified by the manufacturer, the protection
provided by the equipment may be inadequate.
10. The protective earth terminal must remain connected (even if the recorder is isolated
from the mains supply) if any of the measuring, communications, or relay terminals are
connected to hazardous voltages.
Hazardous Voltage
Hazardous Voltages are defined by EN61010-1 as follows:
WARNING
HAZARDOUS VOLTAGE LEVELS
Voltage levels above 30V rms and 42.4V peak or 60V dc are deemed to be 
"Hazardous Live". Ensure operators are not exposed to hazardous voltage levels.
Failure to comply with these instructions could result in death or serious injury.
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For use in hazardous locations
(only applicable to recorders with FM approval)
WARNING
EXPLOSION HAZARD
Do not remove or replace the Connectors, Fuse holders while circuit is live when
Flammable or Combustible atmosphere is present
WARNING
EXPLOSION HAZARD
Do not disconnect equipment when a flammable or combustible atmosphere is
present.
WARNING
EXPLOSION HAZARD
Do not open the enclosure or replace the battery when a flammable or combustible
atmosphere is present
WARNING
EXPLOSION HAZARD
Do not connect ro disconnect the equipment or memory card or USB device unless
the power has been swithced off or the area is known to be hazardous
NOTICE
The Front door is tool secured and do not intended to open during live condition or
when flammable or combustible atmosphere is present. Ensure to lock the door for
use in hazardous location.
In case of GR Mini /Multi the front door is tool secured with cable tie whereas in DR
graphic recorder the front door is tool secured with Hex head Screw.
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Section 2: Installation
Damage checks
Any damage caused to the recorder or the contents should be reported immediately to your
shipper.
Unpacking
Remove the contents, check the packaging and remove all documentation and accessories
supplied. Retain the box and any packaging for future transportation.
Contents
Check that the contents and accessories are correct against the order or Model Selection
Guide using the model number on the recorder. Contact your authorised Honeywell distributor or Honeywell immediately should there be any query.
The contents are based on Unit Model Number ordered and will vary from unit to unit. The
following list is provided as a general guide and not specific to any single unit.
• Recorder - specification as ordered (check against the Model Selection Guide)
• Mounting fixings - Mounting clamps and panel gasket
• Connector kit - mating half connectors to recorder spec. Including a CJC connector for
Thermocouple operation.
• Quick Start Guide - to get you started
• First time Password system instructions - for ESS recorders only
• CD - Viewer software + documentation
• Plastic stylus x 2 (for use with the touch screen)
• Manual (optional) - Hard copy English, French or German
• Any other items ordered as an option (Model Selection Guide)
Re-packing
NOTICE
Should the original packing be destroyed or lost, new packaging can be ordered or as a
last alternative, then ONLY pack the recorder in polystyrene granules if the recorder is
FIRST sealed in a strong plastic bag. Failure to do this will invalidate your warranty.
Environment and Location
• The recorder is designed to be mounted into a panel. See “Installation Instruc-
tions” on page 11.
• Mounting angle is unlimited. Choose a suitable location with an ideal viewing angle.
See “Mounting and Viewing Angles” on page 8.
• The location should be free from vibration.
• The environment should be of non-condensing humidity.
• The ambient temperature should be between 0C and 50C (32F to 122F).
• The relative humidity should be between 10% to 90%.
• In the presence of sustained strong EM Field (~10V/m or higher), deviation from the
accuracy specifications may occur. To improve performance under such installation
scenarios we recommend using twisted pair cables and/or ferrite cylinders (over
individual wires)
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Mechanical Installation
Mounting and Viewing Angles
Mounting - The Minitrend GR, Multitrend GR and eZtrend GR recorders have an unlimited mounting angle.
Viewing - For the best view of the display the viewing angle should not exceed:
Minitrend GR 55from the left or right, 40looking down and 50 looking up at the recorder display.
Multitrend GR and DR Graphic70 from the left or right, 45 looking down and 55  looking up at the recorder display.
eZtrend GR 45from the left or right, 10looking down and 30 looking up at the recorder display.
Panel cut-out size for the Minitrend GR and eZtrend GR recorders
138.00
(5.43”)
Panel
Cut-out
Panel
Cut-out
+1
-0
138.00
(5.43”)
+1
-0
>7.00
(0.28”)
>6.00
(0.237”)
Panel
Cut-out
Please note the recommended
spacing for adjacent mounting
Figure 2.1 Minitrend GR and eZtrend GR Panel cut-out
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Panel cut-out size for the Multitrend GR recorder
281.00
(11.06”)
Panel
Cut-out
Panel
Cut-out
281.00
(11.06”)
>20.00
(0.787”)
>20.00
(0.787”)
Panel
Cut-out
Please note the recommended
spacing for adjacent mounting
Figure 2.2> Multitrend GR Panel cut-out
The Minitrend GR, Multitrend GR and eZtrend GR recorders are DIN Standard sizes
and should be panel mounted.
Panel cut-out size for the DR Graphic recorder
Physical considerations
The recorder can be mounted flush in a panel or on the surface of a panel or wall using the
mounting kit supplied with the recorder. Adequate access space must be available at the
back of the panel for installation and servicing.
Overall dimensions
The overall dimensions and panel cutout requirements for mounting the recorder are shown
in Figure 2.3
Figure 2.3>
DR Graphic recorder
Panel cut-out
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Minitrend GR Dimension details
Figure 2.4> Miniitrend GR Recorder Dimensions and Mounting slots (including
45mm panel thickness)
4 Mounting clamp positions for 2 - 20mm panel thickness. For standard units fit
only two brackets on opposite sides of the unit, either top and bottom or left and
right slots. NEMA 4X rated recorders require all four mounting brackets to be fitted.
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Multitrend GR Dimension details
Figure 2.5> Multiitrend GR Recorder Dimensions and Mounting slots
(including 45mm panel thickness)
Installation Instructions
• Minimum panel thickness = 2mm (0.078”), max = 20mm (0.78”)
• Alternate panel mounting available thickness = 45mm (1.77”)
• Both recorders must be inserted from the front of the panel,
• Two mounting clamps are supplied and can be fixed either on the top and bottom
sides or on the left and right sides of the case.
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eZtrend GRDimension details
4 Mounting clamp positions. For standard units fit only two
brackets on opposite sides of the unit, either top and bottom
or left and right slots. NEMA 4X rated recorders require all four
mounting brackets to be fitted.
Figure 2.6 eZtrend GR recorder dimensions
DR Graphic recorder Dimension details
Figure 2.7 DR Graphic recorder dimensions
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Panel Mounting Clamp Installation
The Minitrend GR, Multitrend GR and the eZtrend recorders slide into the panel cutout and are held in place by two or four panel clamps (6 clamps for Minitrend GR recorder
with 45mm panel thickness). The panel clamps should be fitted on diagonally opposite sides
of the unit and tightened against the rear of the panel using two fixing screws.
The mounting clamp assembly and fitting instructions differ slightly for the two recorders.
Minitrend GR and eZtrend GR See Figure 2.6
1. Insert the panel gasket onto the recorder so it goes between the back of the
recorder bezel and the panel. From the front panel, place unit in the panel and
push through the panel.
2. To loosen each clamp, unscrew the long screw to accommodate the panel
thickness. Use either a Number 1 Phillips or Straight slot screw driver.
3. From behind the panel, the orientation of the clamp should be with the screw
head towards the rear of the unit.
4. Take the first clamp and locate the two lugs on the clamp into the slots on the
unit.
5. Take the second clamp and do the same but in the diagonal position to the
opposite side. Repeat for all other clamps.
6. Tighten the screw using a Number 1 Phillips or Straight slot screw driver and
the clamp will secure against the panel.
CAUTION
CONTROL UNIT DAMAGE
Do not over tighten mounting clamp screws. 
Minitrend GR and eZtrend GR torque setting should be 0.5 - 0.75Nm/4.4 - 6.6lbf-in
Multitrend GR torque setting should be 0.5 - 0.70Nm/4.4 - 6.2lbf-in
Failure to comply with these instructions may result in product damage
Multitrend GR See Figure 2.7
1. Insert the panel gasket onto the recorder so it goes between the back of the
recorder bezel and the panel. From the front panel, place unit in the panel and
push through the panel.
2. To loosen each clamp, unscrew the long screw to accommodate the panel
thickness. Use either a Number 1 Phillips or Straight slot screw driver.
3. From behind the panel, the orientation of the clamp should be with the screw
head towards the rear of the unit.
4. Position the circular mounting boss in the hole on one side of the case with the
lip of the boss inside the case. Ensure the front of the clamp is up against the
panel.
5. Fix the second clamp on the opposite side of the unit.
6. Tighten the screw using a Number 1 Phillips or Straight slot screw driver and
the clamp will secure against the panel.
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DR Graphic recorder See Figure 2.8
This section provides instructions for mounting the DR Graphic recorder using one of the
following methods:
• Flush in a panel
• Flush in a panel for recorders with NEMA 4
• On the surface of a wall for panel
Choose the method that meets your mounting requirements. use the associated dimension
drawings for reference.
How to remove knockouts for conduits
Before you mount the recorder, remove the appropriate plugs in the bottom and/or sides of
the recorder case for wire entry via 1/2" (12.7 mm) conduits. Refer to Figure 2.8 for plug
locations. To see recommended use of conduits for various types of wiring, refer to Figure
2.12 and Figure 2.13.
Figure 2.8 DR Graphic recorder dimensions
Mounting Flush in panel (new cut-out)
Procedure
1. At the appropriate location, make a square cutout in the panel. Cutout dimensions
should be 12.7 ±0.060 inches by 12.7 ±0.060 inches (322.56 ±1.52 by 322.56 ±1.52
millimeters). See Figure 2.9 .
2. Orient the recorder case properly and slide it into the cutout from the front of the panel.
Support the recorder as shown in Steps 3 and 4.
3. Refer to Figure 2.9 . From the back of the panel, attach a mounting bracket to each
side of the recorder case using a 1/4-20 x 1/2 inch hex screw for each bracket (mounting hardware supplied with recorder). Leave the screws slightly loose so you can adjust
the brackets.
4. While holding the recorder firmly against the panel, slide each bracket against the back
of the panel and tighten the screws.
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Figure 2.9 Flush Mounting in a panel cutout
NOTE: Mounting brackets and attaching hardware are included in kit 30755065-501
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Mounting Clamp Diagram
Figure 2.10 Minitrend GR Mounting Clamps
2 mounting clamp 
positions required on
two opposite sides of
the recorder. Nema 4X
requires all 4 clamps to
be fitted.
Mounting clamp slots
Figure 2.11 Multitrend GR Mounting Clamps
4 mounting clamp
positions (2 shown). 
2 clamps are required on opposite
sides of the recorder
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Mounting Clamp Diagram for 45mm panel thickness
Figure 2.12 Minitrend GR 45mm Mounting Clamps
6 mounting clamp positions 
(3 shown) for mounting in 45mm
panel thickness. Mounting slots
shown in Figure 2.4 . Only 2
mountimg brackets need to be
fixed, in opposite positions.
Figure 2.13 Multitrend GR - 45mm
Mounting Clamps
4 mounting clamp positions (1 shown)
for mounting in 45mm panel thickness
on opposite sides of the unit. Mounting
slots shown in Figure 2.4 Both mounting clamps are required to be fitted
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Panel mounting recorder with NEMA4
Refer to Figure 2.14 and follow the procedure below to panel mount your recorder if it has
a NEMA4.
1. Place the panel gasket onto the rear flange of the recorder case.
2. Install four #8-32 screws on each of the three mounting brackets so the ends of the
screw threads are flush with the face of the bracket. 
NOTE: Screw heads to be flange side of brackets.
3. Insert the case with gasket into the panel opening.
4. Install one left hand and one right hand bracket with 1/4 x 3/8 long bolts and lockwashers on each side of the case. 
NOTE: The notch on each bracket should be facing upward towards the top of the unit.
Do not tighten the hex bolts at this time.
5. Install the remaining right hand bracket on the top with the 1/4 x 3/4 long bolt and lockwasher. Do not tighten the bolt at this time.
6. Place a screwdriver blade on the notch of each bracket and firmly tap so that each
bracket firmly mates the case with gasket to the panel. 
NOTE: Keep brackets parallel to case. Tighten the three 1/4 hex bolts to hold the brackets in place.
7. Start to tighten the #8-32 x 1/2 screws on the right side bracket. Alternate screws at
opposite ends until all four screws have a minimum of 10 lb-in of torque applied. Do the
same to both the left side and top brackets. 
When completed all twelve screws should have a minimum of 10 lb-in of torque
applied. This assures the case and panel gasket are adequately sealed against the
panel.
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Figure 2.14 Panel Mounting with NEMA4
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Mounting on Surface of panel or wall
Procedure
Refer to Figure 2-15 and follow the procedure below to mount your recorder on a surface
(panel or wall).
NOTE: Three (3) screws must be supplied by the user for attaching the mounting hardware
(brackets and support hook) to panel or wall.
Using two flat-head 10-32 x 1/4-inch screws supplied with the recorder, fasten the support
hook into the recess at the back of the recorder case as shown in Figure 2-15.
1. Using 1/4-20 x 1/2-inch hex screws and lockwashers, attach a mounting bracket to
each side of the case. Leave the screws slightly loose so as to permit some adjustments of the brackets.
2. On the panel, mark the locations for the three holes, as shown by the hole pattern in
Figure 2-15 .
3. Using a drill of appropriate size for user-supplied screws, drill a hole in the front of the
panel for the eye of the support hook.
4. Insert the screws for the support hook into the panel, allowing the screw head to protrude approximately 5/16-inch.
5. Hang the recorder support hook on the screw. Make sure that the locations for the other
two holes (marked in Step 3) are correct. If not, make sure that the recorder is aligned
vertically, and use the brackets as templates to mark the proper locations.
6. Remove the recorder from the panel and drill the other two holes.
7. Hang the recorder on the screw by the support hook and insert the other two user-supplied screws through the brackets into the panel. Tighten the two hex screws that
attach the brackets to the case.
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Figure 2.15 Surface Mount on wall or panel
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Electrical Installation
Installation Category
• Installation category - Installation category II, Pollution degree 2
• Follow National and local electrical codes for installation in a Class 1, Div.2 area.
For voltage, frequency and power refer to the appropriate Specification sheet: See “Section 12: Technical Data & Specifications” on page 303.
Fuses
There is a fuse situated on the DC input version power supply, type 2A time-delay, this can
be replaced by the user. Replacement of fuses should be carried out by qualified service
personnel.
If the fuse should blow again there is probably a problem elsewhere within the unit and the
recorder should be returned for inspection to your authorised Honeywell distributor or
Honeywell Service department.
Cables
To fully comply with the requirements of the CE Mark, all cables connected to the rear of
the unit should use screened cable terminated at both ends. A low impedance earth cable
(<50 m) must be connected to the earthing stud on the rear of the recorder, to ensure
that the recorder is always earthed.
Before performing any installation please read the section on “Safety” on page 2.and
“Warnings and Safety Precautions” on page 3. 
All connections to the unit are made via the rear panel, the layout of which is shown in
page 24
Note: The eZtrend GR Analogue Input card (Slot A). Cable screen must be well connected
to the recorder case using a low impedance bond. Also avoid use of a length of wire between
the cable screen and the recorder case.
Signal Wiring
WARNING
ENSURE SAFETY EARTH CONNECTION
Always ensure the unit is connected to safety earth when connecting to an AC or DC
supply.
Failure to comply with these instructions could result in death or serious injury.
Your recorder is intended for panel-mount use, and only the front face is intended to be
exposed to the operator. Disconnection from the supply MUST be made possible by
means of a switch, circuit breaker or other means of supply isolation.
The disconnection device must be included in the panel installation, clearly marked, in
close proximity to the recorder, and within easy reach of the operator. The protective earth
terminal must remain connected (even if the recorder is isolated from the mains supply) if
any of the analogue or relay terminals are connected to hazardous voltage.
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CAUTION
UNIT DAMAGE CONTROL
To protect against component failures the user should fit an external fuse for the DC
input power supply. The value should be 4A, time delay, high breaking capacity, minimum 60Vdc.rated.
Failure to comply with these instructions may result in product damage
WARNING
HAZARDOUS VOLTAGES
When using the recorder as portable equipment the optional rear cover must be fitted
when hazardous voltages are connected.
Failure to comply with these instructions could result in death or serious injury.
AC Power
AC supply is connected via the standard configuration IEC chassis plug on the power supply, 100 - 240 Vac, 50-60 Hz (40W Minitrend GR, eZtrend GR and 50VA DR Graphic
and 60W Multitrend GR). Absolute limits 90V-132Vac (110V) and 180V-264Vac (240V).
AC/DC Power Suppy
For the Minitrend GR the supply range is 12-30V DC (absolute limits are 12V to 30V DC).
The DR Graphic and Multitrend GR the supply range is 24V DC +/- 10% (absolute limits
are 20V to 55V DC), the AC range is 20 to 30V AC. The Minitrend GR and the eZtrend
GR also has an 18V option with supply range 12VDC -30VDC / 12VAC -20VAC. 
DC power rating are as follws Minitrend GR and eZtrend GR: 40W, Multitrend GR:
60W, DR Graphic: 40W.
Power to the D.C.variant is connected via a rectangular 3-way connector as identified in
page 24 for the Minitrend GR and page 24 for the Multitrend GR and page 26 for
the DR Graphic.
Note: Inrush Current = 75A max(High Line, Cold Start) for all recorders.
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AC supply 
100 - 250 VAC
Earth screw (ground)
Wire seal provision
SPNC Relay
24V DC/AC Input
Analogue Input /
Analogue Output
/ or Pulse Input
Slot A
Slot B
24V TX Power
Supply Output
Alarm Relay or 
Digital I/O 
Slot G
Ethernet
CJC Sensor
USB Host
RS485
Figure 2.10 Minitrend GR Rear panel
AC supply 
100 - 240 VAC
Wire Seal
Earth screw 
(ground)
Analogue Input/
Analogue Output/
or Pulse Input
Slot A
24V DC/AC Input
Slot B
Slot C
SPNC
Relay
Slot D
Slot E
Slot F
24V TX 
Power Supply
Output LED
Alarm Relay
or 
Digital I/O
Slot G
CJC Sensor
position in the
middle of the
Analogue Input
connector.
Slots A - F
Slot H
Slot I
Ethernet
RS485
USB Host
Figure 2.11 Multitrend GR Rear panel
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Card and Slot positions
Table 2.1 : Card priority positions
Cards
Analogue Input card
Analogue Output card
Pulse Input card
Alarm Relay or Digital I/O
card
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GR
Multitrend
GR
eZtrend
GR
DR Graphic
A, B
A, B, C, D, E, F
A*, B (option)
A, B
B
E, F
-
B
A, B
A, B, C, D, E, F
-
A, B
G
G, H, I
G
B
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DR Graphic card positions
Figure 2.12 DR Graphic slot positions and connections
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Figure 2.13 DR Graphic Electrical connections
DR Graphic cards; selection jumper table
Table 2.2 :
Slot B
AI/AO/Pulse
J8 & J9: Link 1 & 2
Alarm/DI/DO
J8 & J9: Link 2 & 3
NOTE: Do not disturb J4 & J5 jumpers in positions 1 & 2 for Slot A. These are for future
provision.
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Wire seal provision
AC supply 
100 - 240 VAC
Earth screw 
(ground)
SPNC Relay
12 to 30VDC / 12
to 20VAC Input
Instrument power
(option)
24V TX Power 
Supply Output
Analogue Input
card (option) 
Slot B
Alarm Relay or 
Digital I/O 
Slot G (option)
CJC Sensor
(not shown)
Analogue Input /
Ethernet connection
card (std) - Slot A
ETHERNET
Figure 2.14 eZtrend GR Rear panel
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Analogue Input Card
Each Analogue Input card has up to 8 input channels for the Minitrend GR and the Multitrend GR and up to 6 channels for the eZtrend GR. Connections are made via 2 x 12way screw terminal plugs that fit into a PCB header on the rear of the unit. The 2-way CJC
sensor should remain fitted in the central 2-way header.
The Minitrend GR can have two analogue input cards fitted giving up to 16 input channels
(2 x 8 channel cards). The slot positions are A & B, these are identified on the rear panel on
the back of the unit. Either slot can be used, it is recommended that slot A is used if only one
card is fitted.
The Multitrend GR can have up to 6 analogue input cards fitted, up to 48 input channels.
The slot positions A, B, C, D, E or F; these are identified on the rear panel. PC boards are
fitted in order, slot ”A” starts from the top.
The eZtrend GR can use this card as an additional Analogue Input card fitted in Slot B,
providing up to 6 more channels. This card would be used after using the 3 or 6 channel
standard eZtrend GR Analogue Input card which is fitted in Slot A, see “eZtrend GR Analogue Input (Standard) card” on page 32.The DR Graphic Recorders can have two
analogue input cards fitted giving up to 16 input channels (2 x 8 channel cards). The slot
positions are A & B, these are identified on the IO card chassis inside the unit. Either slot
can be used, it is recommended that slot A is used if only one card is fitted.
Ensure to connect the jumpers on DR Graphic backplane card as per DR Graphic Cards
Selection Jumper Table on page 27 before installing the AI cards. See “eZtrend GR Analogue Input (Standard) card” on page 32.
To fit this option card into the eZtrend GR recorder you will require an expansion card to
interface to the recorder.
WARNING
HAZARDOUS VOLTAGES
Insulation from channel to channel: Normally a channel can be safely connected to a
hazardous voltage up to 300V AC common mode* with respect to earth. However,
where a channel is connected to a safety low voltage circuit, an immediately adjacent
channel must be adequately insulated from hazardous voltages between 150V AC
and 300V AC max. This insulation should comprise of at least 1.5mm air gap, or a barrier rated greater than 1400V AC. This is to ensure that protection of the safety low
voltage circuit is fully maintained.
*Common Mode voltage is a voltage applied between the whole channel and earth,
not between pins on a channel. 300V AC is permitted at Measurement Category CAT
ll (Overvoltage Category ll)
Failure to comply with these instructions could result in death or serious injury.
NOTICE
For 12 and 24-way connectors; torque setting 0.4 Nm/3.5lbf-in. Do not over tighten.
Recommended wire size for termination connector is 22-12 AWG (American Wire
gauge) equivalent to 22-14 SWG (Standard Wire Gauge). AWG metric 0.64262.052mm in diameter or SWG metric 0.71 - 2.03mm in diameter.
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Rear Covers
Optional rear covers are available for these products (except for the DR Graphic recoder
which does not require a rear cover) and it is recommended to use the rear cover to
protect the wiring and to minimize external effects that could impact the performance of the
CJC. For the rear cover part number, see “Section 10: Spares List” on page 281.
Analogue Input Channel Numbers
Analogue Input cards are either 4, 6 or 8 channels with a full length connector taking up 8
channels even if only 4 or 6 are operational.
Table 2.3 :
Minitrend GR Multitrend GR and DR Graphic Analogue Input card
Card Position
Slot A
Slot B
Slot C
Slot D
Channel number
1 to 8
9 to 16
17 to 24
25 to 32
Slot E
Slot F
33 to 40
41 to 48
Table 2.4 : eZtrend GR Analogue Input cards
Card
3 CH.
6 CH.
A
1-3
1-6
B
9 CH.
12 CH.
1-3
1-6
9-14
9-14
Analogue Input Connection Details
Current Input
For Current (mA) Input fit a 10resistor across the + and - pins of the 12-way mating half
analogue connector. Figure 2.15 shows a 10(±0.1%) resistor fitted to channel 5 for a
current (mA) input. Thermocouples
Ensure polarity of thermocouple is correct.
Resistance Thermometers
If using 2 wire R/T the + and - terminals must be linked together. See “Figure 2.16 Input
signal wiring” on page 31..
Analogue Input Signal Wiring
CAUTION
CONTROL UNIT DAMAGE
Do not apply a hazardous live voltage between + and - pins within a channel. (eg. 60V
maximum on voltage ranges, 5V maximum on millivolts ranges). Do not apply a voltage
above 1.2V to the * pin.
Failure to comply with these instructions may result in product damage
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Figure 2.15 Analogue Input connector
CJC
CH1
CH2
CH3
CH4
CH5
CH6
CH7
CH8
This Analogue Input card can be used as an option to add up to 6 more Analogue Input
channels for the eZtrend GR recorder. This will fit into Slot B and will display as channel
numbers 9 to 14. The standard fit Analogue Input card is fitted in slot A with up to 6 channels
(channels numbers 1 to 6).
To fit this option card into the eZtrend GR recorder you will require an expansion card to
interface to the recorder.
Figure 2.16 Input signal wiring
Volts/mV
Active Burnout
Thermocouples
Passive Burnout
Thermocouples
Current
10R
-ve
+ve
Ohms
-ve
+ve
4-wire R/T
R/T
-ve
+ve
3-wire R/T
R/T
-ve
+ve
2-wire R/T
R/T
Recorder setup will be required if wiring changes are made for Active Burnout Thermocouples. See “*Thermocouple Wiring Changes.” on page 76.
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Thermocouple Active Burnout status can be viewed in the Main Menu > Status >Diagnostics
> Analogue Input screen, Input column. The Health Watch/Maintenance firmware option
must be active to access the Maintenance and Diagnostic buttons. See “Diagnostics” on
page 200.
For the eZtrend GR recorder Active Burnout is not available. Ohms measurements must have the
link between positive (+) and negative (-).
CJC Connectors
The CJC connector resides between channel 4 and channel 5 on the Analogue Input card.
For information on connecting the CJC sensor, see “Figure 2.15 Analogue Input connector” on page 31.
For the eZtrend GR recorder this is available on the Analogue Input card (option).
eZtrend GR Analogue Input (Standard) card
The eZtrend GR is fitted with a standard Analogue Input card in Slot A, with up to 6 channels. The card is also fitted with an Ethernet port as standard. Connection is made via 1 x
18-way screw terminal plugs that fit into a PCB header on the rear of the unit. To fit up to a
further 6 analogue input channels, see “Analogue Input Card” on page 29
Figure 2.17 eZtrend GR Analogue Input card (std) - Slot A
1
2
-+
3 4
*
CH.1
32
5
6
7 8
9
-+
*
-+
*
CH.2
CH.3
10 11 12
-+
*
CH.4
13 14 15 16 17 18
-+
*
CH.5
-+
*
CH.6
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WARNING
HAZARDOUS VOLTAGES
Insulation from channel to channel: Normally a channel can be safely connected to a
hazardous voltage up to 150V AC common mode* with respect to earth. However,
where a channel is connected to a safety low voltage circuit (i.e. is accessible for operators to touch), any channel within the same 'input bank' must be limited at all times
to a maximum of 55Vac or 140Vdc**. This is to ensure that protection of the safety low
voltage circuit is fully maintained.
The inputs are divided into two banks: inputs 1 to 3 are one bank, and inputs 4 to 6 (if
fitted) are another bank. A voltage of up to 150V AC common mode can be applied on
one bank as long as any safety low voltage circuits are on the other bank. The recorder
is protected against accidental connection of a voltage up to 240V AC common mode
which might occur as a temporary fault condition, provided there are no safety low voltage circuits connected to the same input bank as the channel with the fault.
*Common Mode voltage is a voltage applied between the whole channel and earth,
not between pins on a channel.
** this reduces to 33Vrms or 70Vdc if any channel within the input bank is configured
as an ohms or R/T measurement.
Failure to comply with these instructions could result in death or serious injury.
CAUTION
CONTROL UNIT DAMAGE
Do not apply a hazardous live voltage between + and - pins within a channel (e.g. 60V
maximum on voltage ranges, 5V maximum on millivolts ranges).
The * pin should be connected only as part of ohms or R/T measurements. Ohms and
R/T measurements share a common connection (* pin) with all channels in the same
bank (the inputs are divided into two banks: inputs 1 to 3 are one bank, and inputs 4 to
6, if fitted, are another bank). To avoid damage, ensure that a channel selected as ohms
or R/T remains floating, i.e. the sensor is not connected to any external voltage.
Alternatively, if an ohms or R/T sensor must be biased to an external voltage, ensure
that the other two channels within the same input bank are floating or are biased to the
same voltage (i.e. - inputs of all three channels connected to the same voltage).
Failure to comply with these instructions may result in product damage
Analogue Output Card
Not available on the eZtrend GR recorder.
The Analogue Output card connections are made via 1 x 12-way screw terminal plug that
fits into a PCB header on the rear of the unit.
The Analogue Output card position for the Minitrend GR, Multitrend GR and DR
Graphic shown in Table 2.1 on page 25.
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WARNING
HAZARDOUS VOLTAGES
Insulation from channel to channel: Normally a channel can be safely connected to a
hazardous voltage up to 300V AC common mode* with respect to earth. However,
where a channel is connected to a safety low voltage circuit, an immediately adjacent
channel must be adequately insulated from hazardous voltages between 150V AC and
300V AC max. This insulation should comprise of at least 1.5mm air gap, or a barrier
rated greater than 1400V AC. This is to ensure that protection of the safety low voltage
circuit is fully maintained.
*Common Mode voltage is a voltage applied between the whole channel and earth, not
between pins on a channel. 300V AC is permitted at Measurement Category CAT ll
(Overvoltage Category ll)
Failure to comply with these instructions could result in death or serious injury.
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Analogue Output Channel Numbers
The Analogue Output cards are either 2 or 4 channels using a connector that only takes up
half the length of the connector slot. Looking from the rear of the unit the Analogue Out connector is on the left of the Analogue slot with a blanking plate on the right.
Table 2.5 :
Analogue Output card
Card Position
Slot B
Slot E
Slot F
Channel number
9 to 12
33 to 36
41 to 44
Analogue Output Connection Details
Output 1
1
2
3
Output 2
4
5
6
Output 3
7
8
Output 4
9 10 11 12
Loop + Loop Loop +
Loop NC
NC
Loop +
Loop NC
Loop +
Loop NC
NC = Not
connected
Pulse Input Card
The Pulse Input card connections are made via 1 x 12-way screw terminal plugs that fits
into a PCB header on the rear of the unit.
The Pulse Input card position for the Minitrend GR and for the Multitrend GR and DR
Graphic are shown in Table 2.1 on page 25
The Pulse Input card is not available on the eZtrend GR recorder, however, the 8 Digital I/O
option card has 4 channels that can be set as pulse inputs (channels 1 to 4). The operating
frequency for pulse inputs on the Digital I/O card is 1kHz max.
Input: Low < 1V, High >4V to <50V DC (8V to 50V p-p AC) or Volt free input: Low = short
circuit, High = open circuit.
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WARNING
HAZARDOUS VOLTAGES
Insulation from channel to channel: Normally a channel can be safely connected to a
hazardous voltage up to 300V AC common mode* with respect to earth. However,
where a channel is connected to a safety low voltage circuit, an immediately adjacent
channel must be adequately insulated from hazardous voltages between 150V AC
and 300V AC max. This insulation should comprise of at least 1.5mm air gap, or a barrier rated greater than 1400V AC. This is to ensure that protection of the safety low
voltage circuit is fully maintained.
*Common Mode” voltage is a voltage applied between the whole channel and earth,
not between pins on a channel. 300V AC is permitted at Measurement Category CAT
ll (Overvoltage Category ll)
Failure to comply with these instructions could result in death or serious injury.
Pulse Input Channel Numbers
The Pulse Input card has channels using a connector that only takes up half the length of
the connector slot. Looking from the rear of the unit the Pulse Input connector is on the right
of the slot with a blanking plate on the left.
Table 2.6 :
Pulse Input card
Card Position
Slot A
Slot B
Slot C
Slot D
Slot E
Slot F
Channel number
1 to 4
9 to 12
17 to 20
25 to 28
33 to 36
41 to 44
Pulse Input Connection Details
Do not connect anything to terminals marked NC (Not Connected). For Frequency and Voltage levels see “Specification Tables” on page 307.
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Channel 1
Channel 2
-
-
+
NC
+
NC
Channel 3
-
+
NC
Channel 4
-
+
NC
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Transmitter Power Supply Card
The Minitrend GRand the eZtrend GR Transmitter
power supply option is 24V DC 200 mA and is fitted to the
power supply card within the unit. Connection is made via
a 2-way connector at the rear of the unit, the mating half
is supplied with this option. For connector position see
page 24. The 24V transmitter power supply is not isolated from the recorder, and is not referenced to ground.
24V
0V
Minitrend 24V DC TXP
The Multitrend GR Transmitter power supply option is 24V DC 1 A and is fitted below
the power supply card within the unit. Connection is made via two 10-way connectors, see
page 24, mating halves supplied with this option. The Multitrend GR transmitter power
supply is isolated from the recorder.
A red LED light will illuminate when there is voltage on the connectors. The LED is situated
between the two connectors at the back of the unit. See page 24.
Recommended wire size for termination connector 22-12 AWG (22-14 SWG).
24V
LED
0V
Figure 2.16 Transmitter Power Supply card for the Multitrend GR recorder
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Alarm Relay Cards & Digital Input/Output Cards
The Alarm Relay Cards and the Digital Input/Output Cards are both options available for
the Minitrend GR, Multitrend GR, eZtrend GR and the DR Graphic recorders.
To fit these option cards into the eZtrend GR recorder it requires an expansion card to interface to the recorder.
All Alarm Relay card outputs provide 240V AC isolation channel to channel and channel to
recorder. Digital Input/Outputs will provide isolation to 100V AC test voltage (not for mains
connection).
All digital inputs have volt free contacts, and are sampled at 10Hz max.
The Minitrend GR, eZtrend GR and the DR Graphic recorders have only one slot available for digital inputs and relay outputs for either a 4 or 8 channel Alarm Relay card or an 8
or 16 channel Digital I/O card fitted in slot G, the position is identified on the rear panel. The
16 channel Digital I/O card is not available on the eZtrend GR recorders.
The Multitrend GR can have up to three Alarm Relay cards fitted in any combination of
Alarm Relay card or Digital I/O cards. The first Alarm Relay card or Digital I/O card is fitted
in slot G, any additional cards will locate in positions H and I.
WARNING
HAZARDOUS VOLTAGES
Digital Input/Output card channels must not be connected to any hazardous live voltages (no higher than 30V AC rms or 60V DC).
Alarm Relay Card channels
Alarm Relay Card channels can be connected to hazardous voltages up to 300V AC,
at Measurement Category CAT II (Overvoltage Category II)
Failure to comply with these instructions could result in death or serious injury.
NOTICE
For 12 and 16-way connectors; torque setting 0.4 Nm/3.5lb-in. Do not over tighten.
Recommended wire size for termination connector is 22-12 AWG (22-14 SWG)
4 and 8 Alarm Relay Cards
The 24-way connector for the Alarm Relay Card , connects to 3 A, 240 VAC SPCO relays.
The pin-outs for 4 and 8 relay Alarm Relay cards are numbered from left to right and they
read as follows for each channel; NC (normally closed), C (common), NO (normally open).
Devices driven by the relays are connected via two 12-way screw terminal plugs.
The last two channels, 7&8, 23&24 or 39&40, can be used as digital inputs, connect across
Common (C) and Normally Open (NO).
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CAUTION
IMPROPER MAINS SWITCHING
For 8 channel Alarm Relay cards.
Switching mains on the normally-open contact on channels 7 and 8 is not recommended,
as surges and spikes on the mains supply could cause damage to the input circuitry. 
The normally-closed contact is unaffected, and can be used like all the other channels.
A Form C dry contact relay is used for this type of card. The inputs are designed to accept
“Dry contact, no volt inputs”. The relays should be used for non-inductive loads only where
a device requires a voltage to operate it, such as a 12 Volt buzzer, connect it to the normally
open (NO) contacts (unless the fail-safe setting is activated).
The maximum voltage which may be used with the alarm relays is 240V
Alarm Relay Channel Numbers
The Alarm Relay cards are either 4 or 8 channels with a full length connector taking up 8
channels even though the cards only operate on 4 channels or 8 channels. The 8 channels
Alarm Relay card has 2 digital inputs available on the last 2 channels. There are no Digital
Inputs available on the 4 channels Alarm Relay card.
Table 2.7 :
Alarm Relay card 4 channel
Alarm Relay card 8 channel
Card
position
Channel
number
Digital
Inputs
Card
position
Channel
number
Digital
Inputs
Slot G
1 to 4
N/A
Slot G
1 to 8
7&8
Slot H
17 to 20
N/A
Slot H
17 to 24
23 & 24
Slot I
33 to 36
N/A
Slot I
33 to 40
39 & 40
DR Graphic recorders alarm card slot position and channel number mapping
Table 2.8 :
Alarm Relay card 8
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Card position
Channel number
Digital Inputs
Slot B
1 to 8
7&8
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Figure 2.17 Alarm Relay Card connector details
CH 1
CH 2
CH 3
CH 4
CH 5
CH 6
CH 7
CH 8
NC C NO NC C NO NC C NO NC C NO NC C NO NC C NO NC C NO NC C NO
Relay contacts position
NC = Normally Closed 
C = Common 
NO = Normally Open
Channels 7 and 8 can
be set as Digital Inputs.
(Use C and NO)
8 and 16 Digital Input/Output Card
The 16 channel Digital I/O card is not available on the eZtrend GR recorders.
The Digital Input/Output Card has 1A 24V DC rated relays that are connected via two 16way connectors, the left connector for the first 8 channels and right connector for the second
8 channels. The pin-outs for 8 and 16 I/O cards are labelled from left to right, 1 to 16 on the
left side and 17 to 32 on the right. Each channel can be set up as an input or an output. For
output the relay is normally open type.
A Form A dry contacts relay is used for this type of card. The inputs are designed to accept
“Dry contact, no volt inputs”.
NOTICE
For Digital Inputs, short together the 2 pins of the channels with a switch or a relay.
Pulse Inputs
The 8 and 16 Digital I/O option card has 4 channels that can be set as pulse inputs (first 4
channels). The operating frequency for pulse inputs on the Digital I/O card is 1kHz max.
Input: Low < 1V, High >4.5V to <10V DC (9V to 20V p-p AC) or Volt free input: Low = short
circuit, High = open circuit.
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Figure 2.18 Digital Input/Output card connector details
CH1 CH2 CH3 CH4 CH5 CH6 CH7 CH8
CH9 CH10 CH11 CH12 CH13 CH14 CH15 CH16
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32
NO C NO C NO C NO C NO C NO C NO C NO C
NO C NO C NO C NO C NO C NO C NO C NO C
NO = Normally Open
C = Common
Digital Input Card Channel Numbers
The Digital input cards are either 8 or 16 channels with a full length connector taking up 16
channels even if only 8 channels are in operation. Both the digital input cards can be used
as a relay card if required.
Table 2.9 :
Digital Input card 8 channel
Digital Input card 16 channel
Card
position
Channel
number
Card position
Channel
number
Slot G
1 to 8
Slot G
1 to 16
Slot H
17 to 24
Slot H
17 to 32
Slot I
33 to 40
Slot I
33 to 48
The 16 channel Digital I/O card is not available on the eZtrend GR.
DR Graphic recorders Digital I/O card slot position and channel number mapping
Table 2.10 :
Digital Input card 8 channel
Digital Input card 16 channel
Card position
Channel number
Card position
Channel number
Slot B
1 to 8
Slot B
1 to 16
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Communications Connections
Ethernet
The Ethernet port is fitted to all GR Series recorders as standard and uses a standard RJ45
Ethernet connection. After connection, select the Ethernet port from the Comms menu and
select the required protocol from the Protocol menu eg.Modbus.
2
1
RD+
TDTD+
RD-
8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
4
3
6
5
8
7
A
B
RJ45 Pin 1 is to the right
from the rear of the unit
24V DC Instrument Power Input
24V DC instrument power is available on all GR Series recorders as an option. It is connected using 3-way connector,
mating half is supplied. Diagram shows a view looking from the
rear of the unit.
RS485 Minitrend GR, Multitrend GR and DR
Graphic recorders.
1
2
+
- GND
1
The RS485 port is fitted as standard as a part of the processor card
and uses a 3-way connection. After connection, select the RS485
port from the Comms menu and select the required protocol from
the Protocol menu eg. Modbus. Diagram shows a view looking from
the rear of the unit. See “Comms Services Menu” on page 101.
3
2
3
+A -B GND
SPNC Relay Minitrend GR, Multitrend GR recorders.
(Single Pole Normally Closed). 2-way connector. This is a fail safe
relay which means if the power goes off the relay closes and can be
set to trigger an alarm. So should the power fail the relay is in a “fail
safe” condition. Diagram shows a view looking from the rear of the
unit. Either pins can be Common or Normally closed.
1
2
NOTE: Once the recorder is powered up, if there are no active alarms associated with the
“Fixed Relay”, the contacts will open. When the alarm is on they will close.
eZtrend GR Expansion Card
This is an interface card that is required when fitting the following option cards:
• Analogue Input card in Slot B (up to 6 channels)
• Four Relay output card
• 8 Relay/2 Digital Inputs card (6 fixed Outputs/2 Configurable DI/DO)
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• 8 Configurable Digital Inputs/Discrete 24V Output card
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USB Devices
Print Support (USB 2.0)
Print Support is a firmware option that can be activated using the credit system, refer to the
Options item in “Credits” on page 131.
Not all printers will be compatible with the print support feature on the recorder. The guidelines are they must be a USB printer that shows as a standard PCL3 (Printer Command Language). The system will not support multi function devices or printers that require specific
drivers. Avoid photo printers and printers that allow stand alone operation with cameras or
media specific printers such as pictbridge.
There isn’t a constant factor to which printers work and those that wont. We recommend that
you follow the guidelines outlined here and plug it in and see.
To set up your printer configuration go to “Printer Menu” on page 141.
Keyboards
All keyboards are native USB 2.0 keyboards. English and US keyboards are recognised as
US layout (QWERTY) for all languages except French and German keyboard layouts.
French and German keyboards are activated when the recorder is set to that language.
There is no keyboard support for Asian languages (Chinese simplified, Japanese or Korean).
USB Keys (USB 2.0)
Please test your USB key before using it for recording and transferring data.
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Functions and Features
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Up to 16 Analogue Inputs for
the Minitrend GR, 48 for
the Multitrend GR, up to
12 for the eZtrend GR and
DR Graphic
•
•
•
•
•
•
mA (external shunt)
ohms
Volts
mV
Thermocouple
RTD
Data Storage media:
• Minitrend GR Multitrend GR SD Card and
DR Graphic
(Option for eZtrend GR)
• USB ports (2.0) for keyboard, mouse and storage
Minitrend GR and DR
Graphic - Up to 4 Analogue
Outputs
Multitrend GR - Up to 8 AnaMinitrend GR and DR
Graphic - Up to 8 Pulse In-
Minitrend GR /DR Graphic Up to 192 “soft alarms” - 6 per pen
Multitrend GR - Up to 576 “soft
alarms” - 6 per pen
eZtrend GR - Up to 144 “soft
alarms” - 6 per pen
Minitrend GR/DR Graphic
- Up to 32 Totalisers (1 per pen)
eZtrend GR - Up to 24 Totalisers (1 per pen)
Multitrend GR - Up to 96 Totalisers (1 per pen)
Fast Scanning Mode
Minitrend GR /DR Graphic,
Multitrend GR = 8 inputs)
24V Power Supply
puts
Multitrend GR - Up to 24
24V Transmitter Power Supply
Minitrend GR and DR
Graphic - Up to 8 Relay Alarm
Outputs
Multitrend GR - Up to 24 Relay Alarm Outputs
eZtrend GR - Up to 8 Relay
Minitrend GR/ Multitrend GR, and DR Graphic
Common Relay Output
Alarm Outputs
Minitrend GR and DR
Graphic - Up to 16 Digital Inputs
/24V Outputs
Multitrend GR - Up to 48 Digital Inputs /24V Outputs
eZtrend GR - Up to 8 Digital Inputs /24V Outputs
Communications:
• FTP, TCP/IP
• 10/100 Ethernet, Web and Email
• USB ports for keyboard and mouse
• RS485 Modbus (slave) (except
eZtrend GR)
Key:
Standard
Option
Crystal Clear Display
• Minitrend GR has a 5.7” Digital Colour LCD (TFT), VGA Resolution (640 x 480 pixels)
• Multitrend GR has a 12.1” Digital Colour LCD (TFT), VGA Resolution (1024 x 678 pixels)
• eZtrend GR has a 5.7” Digital Colour LCD (TFT), QVGA Resolution (320 x 240 pixels)
• DR Graphic has a 12.1” Digital Colour LCD (TFT), XGA Resolution (1024 x 768 pixels)
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• Clear and intuitive operation, Industrial rugged Touch Screen with rapid navigation
• Custom build screens in the recorder or using Screen Designer (not eZtrend GR)
Comprehensive Connectivity
• 10/100 Ethernet (DHCP), Web and E-mail
• FTP and TCP/IP transfer of encrypted data by using Trend Server Pro software.
• RS485 Modbus Protocol (not available for the eZtrend GR).
• USB ports for keyboard, mouse and printer.
Data Storage
• On-board non-volatile Flash memory - up to 4GB for Minitrend GR, Multitrend GR
and the DR Graphic recorders - up to 2GB for eZtrend GR.
• Removable SD card and USB storage (See “Storage Media Format” on
page 184.) for formatting information of SD cards and USB keys). 
SD card is an option for the eZtrend GR.
• No moving parts - all solid state flash memory
Security Stringent - Total Data integrity
• Password Protection - 21CFR Part 11
• ESS - Extended Security System
• Password Newtwork Synchronisation
• Hardware Configuration Lock
Plus..
• Health Watch for preventative maintenance
• Remote Access - Advanced Software Data Analysis at your PC
• Independent Chart and Logging speeds
• Global Language Support
• Rapid review and replay of data at recorder
• Approvals - CE, cCSAus, UL, FM approval for the Minitrend GR, Multitrend GR .
• NEMA 4X / IP66 option.
• AMS2750 functionallity (option)
• Active X control
• French and German USB keyboard compatibility
• Time Sync on Digital inputs
• Password Net Sync a group of up to 32 recorders (1+ sync 31)
• Temperature Uniformity Survey functionality option (AMS 2750) only Multitrend GR and
the DR Graphic recorders
• Logging speed up to 50Hz (20 msec), 10Hz (100msec) for eZtrend GR.
• Up to 16 Analogue Inputs for the Minitrend GR and the DR Graphic
• Up to 48 Analogue Inputs for the Multitrend GR
• Up to 12 Analogue Inputs for the eZtrend GR
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• Remote Viewer via the recorder web page
• Events - set up occurrences to trigger actions
• Single and concurrent batch capability
• Print Support
• Counters
• Modbus master communications
• Alert System
• Sound system - add sound effects to identify occurrences
• Email facility - the recorder will email an event notification and include a screen shot of the
occurrence as an attachment.
• Pre and Post Trigger alarm function
• CSV Export
Recorder Functionality
• GR recorders provide flexible electronic data acquisition and recording in a high functionality instrument. Minitrend GR is a DIN standard 144mm format recorder with a 5.7” VGA
display and the Multitrend GR is a large 12.1” diagonal VGA display format recorder.
The eZtrend GR is a DIN standard 144mm format recorder with a 5.7” QVGA display.
• The Minitrend GR and the DR Graphic recorders have up to 16 Analogue inputs,
and the Multitrend GR has up to 48 Analogue inputs and the eZtrend GR has up to
12 Analogue inputs.
• Minitrend GR, Multitrend GR and the DR Graphic recorders have 1GB to 4GB
of expandible non-volatile flash memory available plus additional removable storage media,
the eZtrend GR has 1Gb to 2GB.
• All recorders use digital colour TFT LCD screens to provide easy to read displays with wide
viewing angles for the best all around data viewing.
• The touch screen operator interface provides fast, easy access to the recorder menus making set up and data analysis quick and efficient. Navigation through the menus and text
entry are direct and intuitive.
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Example of a recorder menu path from the Main Menu to change the Pen Scale configuration with clear rapid navigation
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Features
Display
• 5.7” Colour Active TFT for the Minitrend GR and 12.1” Colour Active TFT for the
Multitrend GR and the DR Graphic and 5.7” Colour Active TFT for the eZtrend
GR - with more than 256,000 colours makes it easy to interpret process data and take
action with the intuitive bar charts, digital values, trends or customised displays. A screen
saver function can be set from 1 to 720 minutes to extend the life of the backlight.
• Touch Screen - the heavy duty durable touch screen provides easy data entry and rapid
navigation though the menus.
• Help Files - A complete contextual help system can be accessed and visualised on the
screen of the recorder.
Communications
• Ethernet Connectivity - the Ethernet (DHCP standard) connection, with support for various protocols, provides comprehensive connectivity to local area networks (LANs). The
standard Ethernet interface makes networking of the recorder to a LAN or the world wide
web fast and convenient. Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) automatically
acquires the settings (IP address) for network communications from a DHCP server. Modbus Master and Modbus Slave facility now available for all recorders.
• RS485 Modbus - the RS485 connection allows process data to be transferred to other
devices, or to record data received in MODBUS RTU protocol (slave mode only). Modbus
Master and Modbus Slave facility now available for all recorders. (RS485 not available for
the eZtrend GR recorder).
• Simple Network Time Protocol (SNTP) - The recorder can be synchronised over the ethernet network via a SNTP client or synchronise other recorders via a Server.
• Web Server - with the recorder connected to a LAN, all process variables, alarm and messages can be viewed from an internet browser; values are automatically refreshed.
Data Storage
Internal Data Storage - 1GB to 4GB of expandible internal non-volatile flash memory is
available for data storage and chart history (replay of data on the display)
.
Internal memory / Logging rate = 1 sec
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Type
Pens
1GB
2GB
4GB
Minitrend GR
eZtrend GR
DR Graphic recorders
4
4
4
1000 days
1000 days
1000 days
2000 days
2000 days
2000 days
4000 days
4000 days
Minitrend GR
eZtrend GR
DR Graphic recorders
8
8
8
500 days
500 days
500 days
1000 days
1000 days
1000 days
2000 days
2000 days
Minitrend GR
Multitrend GR
DR Graphic recorders
16
16
16
250 days
250 days
250 days
500 days
500 days
500 days
1000 days
1000 days
1000 days
Multitrend GR
32
62 days
155 days
310 days
Multitrend GR
48
40 days
103 days
206 days
Multitrend GR
96
20 days
51d days
103 days
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Data Export - Removable SD Card and USB flash (2.0) storage device provides multiple
data storage alternatives. Data is stored in a secure binary encrypted format, with the recorder’s configurations, providing added security of the data files. SD Card is available for
the eZtrend GR recorder as an option. Optional CSV export capability
.
Removable SD Card and USB flash
storage devices. (SD card option for
eZtrend GR
External USB (2.0)Devices
• The Minitrend GR and the Multitrend GR recorders have two USB host ports, one
front and one at the rear.
• 2 USB ports for DR Graphic are extended inside the case to a dual panel mount receptor
above the power supply. USB peripherals/wires can be connected on the panel mount connector for inside the case.
• The eZtrend GR recorder has one front USB Host. The USB ports can be used for
attaching external USB devices such as a keyboard, mouse or a USB data storage key. The
keyboard and mouse can be used to navigate the recorder’s screen along with text entry.
SD CARD
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Default 1GB SD Card for internal SD card.
CAUTION
SD CARD Handling precautions
• Do not store or use the SD memory card in places with static electricity, near electrically charged objects, or
• where electrical noise is present. Doing so can result in shock or damage.
• Do not disassemble or modify the SD memory card. Doing so can result in damage.
• Do not physically shock, bend, or pinch the SD memory card. Doing so can lead to
malfunction.
• During reading/writing of data, do not turn OFF the power, apply vibration or shock,
or pull out the card. Data can become corrupt or permanently lost.
• Only use Honeywell SD memory cards. Operation cannot be guaranteed with other
brands of card.
• When inserting the SD memory card into the instrument, make sure you orient the
card correctly (face up or down) and that you insert it securely. If not inserted correctly, the card will not be recognized by the instrument.
• Never touch the SD memory card with wet hands. Doing so can lead to shock or
malfunction.
• Never use the SD memory card if it is dusty or dirty. Doing so can lead to shock or
malfunction.
• You can use SD/SDHC cards (1GB to 32 GB)
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Remote Viewer
• This is a firmware option that extends the user interface of the recorder onto the desktop
PC. Providing remote viewing of the unit launched from a web browser. Full remote control
is available as an option which is password protected to prevent unauthorized access.
Compatible with Microsoft Internet explorer 6 to IE10. Separate Remote View application
available for viewing the recorder screen remotely over the Ethernet link.
Security
• Total Data Integrity - data is stored in secure encrypted files making it easy to retrieve the
data dependent on process information. Data is automatically recognised without having to
remember file names.
• Password Protection - Up to 4 levels of password protection with up to 50 different users
are available. Multiple levels of password protection and an audit trail of actions enhance
the security of the data.
• Password Network Synchronisation is a credit function in the recorders that provides a
means of keeping the passwords of users in sync for network connected recorders. It uses
a Password Master/Slave setup to update password changes.
• Extended Security System (option) - ESS provides features including entry of unique
User ID’s and associated passwords, time-out of password entry, password expiration, and
traceability of user actions. ESS is compatible with the requirements of 21CFR part 11.
• Hardware Configuration Lock - The Hardware Configuration Lock feature located
on the processor card and works in conjunction with the Credit function to prevent
any configuration changes once the configuration switch has been set to the
"locked" position. See “Options” on page 196 . The switch must be reset to the
"unlock" position to make configuration changes. See “Hardware Configuration
Lock” on page 224.
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Events
Events is a firmware option that can be activated using the credit system. Events are certain
conditions or operations which can be set up and logged according to the time and date of
the occurrence. Subsequently events can be reviewed in a list or represented on a graph.
An Event is made up from a Cause and an Effect. For example, set up a cause such as Pen
1 going into an alarm state and the effect of this could be to start a totaliser or acknowledge
the alarm.
Batch
The Batch function allows the user to segment portions of data for further analysis. Batch
enhances the management of data collected in a non-continuous process, known as batch
processing, used in thermal treatment, sterilisation, food processing and chemical reactions.
Concurrent batch mode is now available where each batch is associated to a group of pens.
Other features include Batch logging control, Automated batch counters and Event driven
batch control.
Batch feature for the GR Series has been enhanced to have all the data entry on a single
screen. Batch Wizard is still available.
The Single Screen Batch allows you to view and enter all the batch details on a single
screen. The batch fields viz. Batch Name, User Id, Lot Number, Description and Comment
are available for viewing and entering details on a single page which is unlike the batch wizard where you navigate each page to enter details of subsequent fields. The Lot number is
unique for each batch on a recorder and user can enter the Lot number from the recorder.
This is irrespective of whether you are using Batch Wizard or Single Screen Batch to enter
the batch details. You can also set the above fields except Lot Number from a set of predefined list.
Batches are controlled with command lines entered into the recorder, these include Start,
Stop, Pause, Resume and Abort batch. Batch Markers are placed on to the recorder’s chart
and entered into the messages system for every batch command applied.
Counters
Up to 16 User Counters are available and can be used as a part of the Events system. User
Counters can be set up as a Cause or an Effect of an Event. A Counter Effect can be used
to count an occurrence or to reset different types of counters depending on hardware availability. Other counters available are Alarm, Event, Digital Input, Relay Output and Pulse
counters.
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Other Standard features ..
• CE Mark - Conformity with 2006/95/EC, Low Voltage and 2004/108/EC EMC Directive.
• Soft Alarms - 6 "software" alarms per pen are easily set up to display and record selected
out-of-limit conditions. These can be tied to the relay or digital outputs to activate the user’s
external equipment.
• Common Relay Output - A separate relay output at the rear of the unit can be set up as an
alarm output.
• Communications - the recorder supports FTP, Modbus TCP/IP (master and slave mode),
Web and E-mail over Ethernet (DHCP standard) communications port and Modbus RTU
(master and slave mode) via an RS485 port ( Minitrend GR, Multitrend GR and DR
Graphic only). USB ports allow the use of an ASCII barcode reader. Email sent to your
network connected PC triggered by an Alarm or an Event.
• Independent Display Chart Speeds and Logging rates - logging rates can be programmed completely separate from the chart display speed, allowing the data to be displayed and stored at the rates that best suit the application.
• Language Support - standard language prompts for English UK & US, French, German,
Italian, Spanish, Brazilian, Polish, Hungarian, Slovak, Czech, Turkish, Romanian, Russian,
Greek, Portuguese, Chinese, Jananese, Korean and Bulgarian. Also Asian languages
including Chinese (simplified), Japanese and Korean (options).
• Logarithmic Scales - all displayed scales can be set as linear or logarithmic. max 99
decades
• Enclosure rating - Standard NEMA 3R/IP55 for Multitrend GR recorder, NEMA3/IP55
for Minitrend GR, DR Graphic recorders and eZtrend GR recorders. NEMA 4X /
IP66 available as an option.
• Fuzzy Logging - this standard feature provides a unique method to increase the storage
capacity of the recorder. The data is monitored to determine changes in process data; if no
changes are observed data is logged periodically. If data is changing rapidly, it is recorded
normally at the programmed rate. By not logging data that is static, data compression of up
to 100:1 or more can be achieved saving valuable memory.
• Security tag - “wire seal provision” provides added security to seal the front door and rear
when using optional rear cover to prevent undetected entry to these areas of the recorder.
• USB Ports - (USB 2.0) Front and rear USB host ports for data and setup transfers or
remote screen through these ports. Attach external devices (keyboard or mouse).
• Replay with Zoom - Select replay mode and zoom-in on a specific area on the screen. The
data can easily be replayed at the recorder with the ability to “zoom”. The touch screen
makes it fast to review and analyse historical data. A "Jump" function allows you to go from
the alarm list directly to the trend showing the occurrence of the alarm. Hide pens function
allows you to display only the pens required for analysis.
• Print Support - Network printing from status, message and replay screens. Plus screen
capture facility of process screens instantly using a basic USB standard PCL3 (Printer
Command Language) printer.
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Options - Hardware
• Alarm & Digital IO Cards - 4 or 8 outputs relay contacts SPCO 240V, 8 Digital I/O or 16
Digital I/O - SPNO 24VDC. (16 Digital I/O not available for the eZtrend GR recorder).
Programmable alarm set points can be configured to activate up to 16 outputs for the
Minitrend GR, 8 outputs for the eZtrend GR and DR Graphic recorders and 48
outputs for the Multitrend GR.
• Analogue Output - 2 or 4 outputs available per card for the Minitrend and DR
Graphic with 2, 4, 6 or 8 outputs available for the Multitrend recorder. Output type: 020mA or 4-20mA. (Not available for theeZtrend recorder).
• Nema 4X / IP66 - Nema 4X / IP66 protection available as an option.
• Portable Recorders - Portable cases available as an accessory item.
• Digital Input - 2 inputs on 8 channel Alarm card, 8 inputs on 8 Digital I/O card and 16 inputs
on a 16 Digital I/O card. The digital inputs allow users to initiate, from a remote location
through a dry contact closure, selected recorder functions. (only 8 Digital I/O available for
the eZtrend GR recorder).
• Pulse Frequency - four frequency inputs per board, are available to measure pulse signals
up to 25 kHz (max. 2 cards). (Not available for the eZtrend GR recorder, but 4 pulse
inputs can be used on the Digital I/O option card to 1kHz max.).
• Pulse Inputs - The 8 Digital I/O option card has 4 channels that can be set as pulse inputs
(first 4 channels). The operating frequency for pulse inputs on the Digital I/O card is 1kHz
max.
• Approvals - CE, cCSAus, cULus approvals for Minitrend GR, Multitrend GR and
DR Graphic Recorder. CE, cCSAus Approval for eZtrend GR Recorder. 
Minitrend GR, Multitrend GR also have FM class 1 Div 2 approval.
• 24VAC/DC or 48VDC Power Supply - 20 to 55VDC / 20 to 30VAC for the Multitrend
GR and DR Graphic . 12-30 VDC/12-20 VAC for Minitrend GR, and eZtrend GR
• 24VDC Transmitter Power Supply - Minitrend GR, eZtrend GR and DR
Graphic can supply up to 200mA to external trasmitters, Multitrend GR up to 1A.
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Functions and Features
Multitrend GR and DR Graphic Standard Screens
The Multitrend GR recorder has up to 32 screens available for displaying combinations of charts,
bars and DPMs can be configured, 4 examples below.
16 Digital Panel Meters
showing Max/Min values and Totals for each pen
DPM and Scales
Charts Menu
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Horizontal Chart, 8 Vertical Bars & 8 DPMS
16 Horizontal Bars
showing Max/Min values and Totals for each pen
Circular Chart and DPMs
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Minitrend GR Standard Screens
The Minitrend GR recorder has up to 20 screens available for displaying combinations of charts,
bars and DPMs can be configured, 6 examples below.
Horizontal Chart and DPMs
Horizontal Chart, 4 Vertical Bars
and 4 DPMs
8 Digital Panel Meters
8 Horizontal Bars
DPMs and Scales
Vertical Chart, 8 Horizontal Bars
and 8 DPMs
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Functions and Features
eZtrend GR Standard Screens
The eZtrend GR recorder has up to 12 screens available for displaying combinations of charts,
scales and DPMs can be configured, 6 examples below.
Horizontal Chart and 6 DPMs
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Horizontal Chart, 3 Vertical Bars
6 Digital Panel Meters
3 Horizontal Bars
Horizontal Bars and DPMs
Vertical Chart, 3 Horizontal Bars
and 3 DPMs
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Functions and Features
Minitrend GR Rear Connections
Earth screw 
(ground)
Wire seal
12VDC -30VDC /
12VAC -20VAC
Instrument power 
(option)
AC supply 
100 - 240VAC
Common Relay
Output (SPNC)
Analogue Input /
Analogue Output /
or Pulse Input
Slot A
Slot B
24V TX Power
Supply Output
CJC Sensor
Alarm or 
Digital I/O 
Slot G
RS485
Ethernet
100-240VAC Rear Panel AC power is connected via the standard
configuration IEC chassis plug on the rear panel
USB Host
An optional rear cover is available for this recorder, it is recommended when using Thermocouples as the measurement device and to protect the wiring and terminals
For the rear cover part number, see “Section 10: Spares List” on page 281 .
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Functions and Features
eZtrend GR Rear Connections
Wire seal
AC supply 
100 - 240VAC
Earth screw 
(ground)
Common Relay
Output (SPNC)
12 to 30VDC/
12 to 20VAC Input 
Instrument power
(option)
24V TX Power
Supply Output
Alarm or 
Digital I/O 
Slot G (option)
Analogue Input
card 
Slot B (option)
Ethernet
100 - 240VAC Rear Panel AC power is connected via the
standard configuration IEC chassis plug on the rear panel
An optional rear cover is available for this recorder, it is recommended when using Thermocouples as the measurement device and to protect the wiring and terminals
For the rear cover part number, see “Section 10: Spares List” on page 281 .
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Functions and Features
Multitrend GR Rear Connections
AC supply 
100 - 240VAC
Wire seal
Analogue Input /
Pulse Input
Slot A
Slot B
Slot C
Slot D
Earth screw 
(ground)
24/48V Instrument
power (option)
Analogue Input /
Pulse Input
Analogue Output
Slot E
Slot F
Common Relay
Output (SPNC)
Alarm or 
Digital I/O 
Slot G
Slot H
Slot I
24V TX Power
Supply Output
CJC Sensor
Slots A to F
Ethernet
USB Host
RS485
100-240VAC Rear Panel AC power is connected via the standard
configuration IEC chassis plug on the rear panel
An optional rear cover is available for this recorder, it is recommended when using Thermocouples as the measurement device and to protect the wiring and terminals
For the rear cover part number, see “Section 10: Spares List” on page 281 .
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Functions and Features
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Section 4: Recorder Setup
Configuration of the recorder is performed in the Menu screens and the data is displayed in
the Process screens. This section takes you through the Menu system and how to set up
your recorder. See “Section 6: Screen Configuration” on page 225 for information on
setting up screens to display the data.
User Interface Control
All user actions can be performed via the touch screen using the stylus. All on-screen selection and navigation areas are large enough so the unit can be operated without falsely selecting an adjacent option using the stylus provided.
The stylus is to be used to operate the touch screen. It has a rounded end to avoid damage
to the screen. Only a light touch is required to activate the screen. Two styluses are provided
and there is a special slot at the top of the recorder to slide the stylus in from the right. If the
touch screen does not match correctly to where you are touching it with the stylus the screen
may need calibrating. See “Calibrate” on page 179.
Other User Interface Control
All user actions can be performed using a mouse or keyboard attached to a USB host port.
Power up
1. Menu Access
When the recorder is powered up the display will show a splash screen followed by an initialisation screen displaying the default language flag.
The first screen to appear on the recorder is a default process screen with the menu bar at
the top. Select the Menu button to access the menu system to configure the recorder. The
Menu button takes you to the Main Menu.
From the Main Menu you may be required to Log In, if the Password function is active, see
“2. Log On/Off” on page 64. If not, the next configuration required is to set the recorder
to the correct local settings, see “3. Local Settings” on page 65.
Figure 4.1 Default process screen
Access to
Main Menu
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2. Log On/Off
If Password (ESS - Extended Security System, 21CFR) security is active on your recorder
a password is required to enter the menu system and process screens. Limited access is
available without logging on.
For ESS recorders only, locate the First Time Password System Setup sheet included in
with your recorder or see “First Time’ Password System Setup” on page 208.
All Users
When Log On is required the Log On button will appear in the top right of the Main Menu
screen. The Log On button can be set to switch to auto Log Off at a specified period of time.
To Log On select the Log On button at the top right of the Main Menu screen.
Log On Button
Log Off Button
• Log On - User is presented with a user name and password entry box. First time user
login is “Admin”. No password is required. Access for the first time user is removed
once the password system has been configured.
• Log Off - Once the user has logged on, the option in the Main Menu will turn to Log Off,
once selected the user is logged off and returned to the current process screen.
First Time Log On
The first time the system is used with ESS, a default user name and password is available,
the user name is “Admin” and will have no password, this is known as the “first time” user.
Access to the first time user is removed once the password system has been configured.
The first time user is reinstated if the password system is reset.
For more detailed information see “Section 5:Security” on page 207.
Re-Start Recorder
NOTICE
After re-start, if the recorder asks for “Scan and Fix” or “Continue”, always select
“Scan and Fix”. If you chose “Continue” you may lose the data. In case of “Scan &
Fix” the recorder may take couple of more minutes more than normal to re-start, up
to 2-3 minutes.
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3. Local Settings
Go from the Main Menu to Configure > Setup > Edit > General > Localisation
All text is displayed in the currently selected language. Help system language can be selected independently, currently English only available. To configure local settings, languages,
time zones, daylight saving, temperature units and mains frequency for input filtering, see
“Localisation” on page 136 section.
Default Time Zone
Go from the Main Menu to Configure > Setup > Edit > General > Localisation > Time Zone
The recorder is set to the default Time Zone for Eastern Time (US, Canada), (GMT -5.00).
When the configuration is complete select the Finish button to Commit.
4. Time and Date Settings
Go from the Main Menu to Configure > Settings > Set Time
Set the Recorder Time and Date settings, see “Set Time” on page 173.
When the configuration is complete select the Finish button to Commit.
5. Firmware Options
Go from the Main Menu to Configure > Setup > Edit > General > Factory > Credits
Check your recorder has been set up with the correct amount of credits, displayed as a
number against the Credits item in the menu. Then select the Options item in the Credits
menu and enable the firmware options you require by changing the cross to a tick/check
symbol.
When the configuration is complete select the Finish button to Commit, Discard or Commit
Later. Select the Back button to return to the previous menu.
Menu Path
As each button is selected in the menu system a menu path will appear at the top of the
screen to enable the user to know where they are in the system. The user can select these
buttons to return to previous menus and enables the user to jump back more than one menu
at a time.
Menu path. 
Select to go back
to previous menus
A grey arrows indicates
a further sub menu
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Help
Help is available on all menu screens and is context sensitive from each screen. The Help
icon will reside either in the top right or bottom right on all menu screens. All the Help files
have a Home button that will take you to the Help System main index. Navigating in the help
does not stop the logging.
Main Menu
Select a button
to take you to
the next menu
• Configure - Configure the recorder through the Setup, Layout, Passwords and Settings
menus. See “Configure Menu” on page 67.
• Alarms - Acknowledge Alarms, Alarm configuration and their associated condition and
View the current alarm status. See “Alarms Menu” on page 175.
• Screen - The Screen Menu includes an Edit button to configure Pen/Channel mapping,
Replay previous data, Screen List to change the screen currently being displayed and
Clean Screen facility. There are Calibrate and Touch Test features to re-calibrate the
screen. See “Screen Menu” on page 176.
• Batch - The Batch function manages sections of data. Batch markers are configured
by the user and are used to identify and analyse batches of data. See “Batch
Setup/Batch Groups” on page 180.
• Recording - Start or Stop recording. Export Now will transfer data to external media
such as SD card, USB key or Network Share folder (NAS). See “Recording Menu”
on page 184.
• Messages - The messages screen will display certain message areas. Specific types of
messages have been put into categories or all messages can be viewed. See “Mes-
sages Menu” on page 187.
• Process - Controls for any process in use eg. Max/Mins, Totals, Counters, User Variables, Script Timers and Reports can be controlled from this screen See “Process
Menu” on page 190.
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• Status - Displays status information screens that are available to the user, these will
provide information for reporting and diagnostic purposes. See “Status Menu” on
page 194.
• Finish - When an operation is complete use the Finish button to Commit, Discard or
Commit Later. See “Finish” on page 206.
• Help - The Help icon appears as a question mark on all menu screens. The Help files
are context sensitive and will supply information for each menu screen where the icon
appears. See “Help” on page 66.
Configure Menu
(Main Menu > Configure >)
The Configure screen gives access to the Setup, Layout, Password menus and Settings
(Time and Date). The majority of the recorder configuration is done in the Setup menus.
• Setup - In the Setup menu the user can configure how the recorder acquires, stores
and actions data. The Edit Setup gives access to sub-menus for Field IO, Pens,
Comms, Events/Counters, General, Screen and Recording set up. See “Edit Setup”
on page 69.
• Layout - The user can configure how the data is presented on the screen. From the
Layouts screen choose to Edit, Saved or Load layouts in the recorder. See “Layout”
on page 157.
• Passwords - Manages the security and access to full password configuration that
allows restricted access within the recorder, providing password protection at different
levels. Administrate, Load and Save passwords from this menu. See “Passwords”
on page 164.
• Settings - Recorder settings such as Set Time to configure the recorder's time and
date. See “Settings” on page 173.
Select a button to take you to the next menu
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Setup Menu
(Main Menu > Configure > Setup)
In the Setup menu the user can configure how the recorder acquires, stores and actions data. The Setup screen gives access to the Edit menu where the majority of the recorder configuration is done, also Save and Load setups from this screen.
Edit Setup
(Main Menu > Configure > Setup > Edit Setup)
The Edit Setup gives access to sub-menus for Field IO, Pens, Comms, Events/Counters,
General, Screen and Recording set up. See “Edit Setup” on page 69.
Save Setup
(Main Menu > Configure > Setup > Save)
The Save button will produce a list of destinations to save the set up to and allow for naming
the setup file. Maximum of 50 characters. File format is .set
The SD card and the front USB device port are found under the front flap on the recorder.
There is another USB port at the rear of the recorder. The first USB device fitted will be
USB1, therefore the second USB device fitted is USB2.
SD card is available as a credit option for the eZtrend GR.
Load Setup
(Main Menu > Configure > Setup > Layout)
Setups can be loaded from SD card, USB key or Network Share folder (NAS). The Load button will produce a list of source files to load setups from.
The SD card and the front USB device port are found under the front flap on the recorder.
There is another USB port at the rear of the recorder. The first USB device fitted will be
USB1, therefore the second USB device fitted is USB2.
SD card is available as a credit option for the eZtrend GR.
Back Button
Takes you back to the previous menu
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Edit Setup
(Main Menu > Configure > Setup > Edit Setup)
Edit Setup will access the main configuration of the recorder through further sub-menus for:
Field IO, Pens, Comms, Events/Counters, General, Screen and Recording set up.
The Edit button may display a warning message if the Commit Later option has been selected This means changes to the configuration have been made but the changes have not
been committed to the recorder. See “Commit Later” on page 206.
Select a button to take you to the next menu
• Field IO - This button displays a sub menu containing Analogue In, Analogue Out,
Alarm/Digital IO and Pulse Inputs card menus. See “Field IO Menu” on page 70. 
(If AMS2750 mode is selected in the credits, this button will show IO+AMS2750, refer to
“Appendix L: GR Series AMS2750 capabilities” on page 377)
• Pens - This button displays all the configuration areas for setting up Pens including
Scales, Maths, Alarms, Logging and Totalisers. See “Pens Menu” on page 84.
• Comms - This button displays Services, TCP/IP and Network Admin. Services takes
you to a sub menu containing Modbus, Web, Email, SNTP, FTP and Peers menus.
See “Comms Services Menu” on page 101.
• Events/Counters - Events and counters are firmware options that can be activated
using the credit system. Events are certain conditions or operations which can be set up
and logged according to the time and date of the occurrence. See “Events Menu”
on page 111. User Counters can be set up and used as a Cause or Effect in the
Events system to count an occurrence. See “Counters Menu” on page 126.
Preset Markers are also available to be configured for use in the event system and as a
mark on chart and Time Synchronisation on recorders on a Digital Input.
• General - This button displays a sub menu containing general recorder information
including recorder Ident, Error Alert, Factory, Batch, Printer set up and Groups (Pens)
menus. See “General Menu” on page 128.
• Screen - This button displays a sub menu containing Screen Saver, Chart speed and
screen Brightness set up. See “Screen Saver” on page 143.
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• Recording - Set up Scheduled export to media and specify the Storage Bias for recording logged and chart data. “Edit Recording” on page 148.
• Reports - Reports can be generated manually or on a periodical basis using event system to show daily/weekly/monthly totals, max mins, averages etc., the reports can be
printed, e-mailed as attachments or exported to external media. The report details
must be set up first before a report can be run, see “Reports Menu” on
page 153. To run a report see “Reports (Process)” on page 192.
Field IO Menu
(Main Menu > Configure > Setup > Edit Setup> Field IO)
Select which type of Field Inputs/Outputs are required for configuration depending on what
type of cards are fitted in the recorder.
For AMS2750 mode the Field IO button will change to IO+AMS2750. Please refer to “Appendix L:
GR Series AMS2750 capabilities” on page 377.
• Analogue In - Select this to configure each Analogue Input channel. See “Analogue
In Menu” on page 73. (If AMS2750 mode is selected in the credits, this button will
show Sensors, refer to “Appendix L: GR Series AMS2750 capabilities” on
page 377)
• Analogue Out - Select this to configure each Analogue Output channel. See “Analogue Out Menu” on page 76. (Not available for the eZtrend GR recorder).
• Alarm/Digital IO - Select this to configure Relay Alarm Output card or Digital Input/Output card. See “Alarm / Digital IO” on page 77.
• Pulse Inputs - Select this to configure each Pulse Input channel. See “Pulse Input”
on page 80. (Not available for the eZtrend GR recorder).
• Linearisation Tables - To be used with Analogue Input type Volts, Amps or Ohms.
These are user defined tables that can be set up to allow a non-linear input signal to be used. See “Linearisation Tables” on page 81.
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Table 4.1 : Card Positions and Channel Numbers
Minitrend GR
Slot position
Card type
Channel
numbers
Slot A
8 Analogue In
Pulse Inputs
1 to 8
1 to 4
Slot B
8 Analogue In
Pulse Inputs
4 Analogue Out
9 to 16
9 to 12
9 to 12
Slot G
4 Relay Output
8 Relay/2 Digital In
8 Digital Input/Output
16 Digital Input/Output
1 to 4
1 to 8
1 to 8
1 to 16
Multitrend GR
Slot position
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Card type
Channel
numbers
Slot A
8 Analogue In
Pulse Input
1 to 8
1 to 4
Slot B
8 Analogue In
Pulse Input
9 to 16
9 to 12
Slot C
8 Analogue In
Pulse Input
17 to 24
17 to 20
Slot D
8 Analogue In
Pulse Input
25 to 32
25 to 28
Slot E
8 Analogue In
Pulse Input
4 Analogue Out
33 to 40
33 to 36
33 to 36
Slot F
8 Analogue In
Pulse Input
4 Analogue Out
41 to 48
41 to 44
41 to 44
Slot G
4 Relay Output
8 Relay/2 Digital In
8 Digital Input/Output
16 Digital Input/Output
1 to 4
1 to 8
1 to 8
1 to 16
Slot H
4 Relay Output
8 Relay/2 Digital In
8 Digital Input/Output
16 Digital Input/Output
17 to 20
17 to 24
17 to 24
17 to 32
Slot I
4 Relay Output
8 Relay/2 Digital In
8 Digital Input/Output
16 Digital Input/Output
33 to 36
33 to 40
33 to 40
33 to 48
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eZtrend GR
Slot position
Card type
Channel
numbers
Slot A
3 Analogue Inputs
6 Analogue Inputs
1 to 3
1 to 6
Slot B option card
6 Analogue Inputs
9 to 14
Slot G
4 Relay Output
8 Relay/2 Digital In
8 Digital Input/Output
1 to 4
1 to 8
1 to 8
DR Graphic
Slot position
Card type
Channel
numbers
Slot A
4 Analogue Inputs
6 Analogue Inputs
8 Analogue Inputs
4 Pulse Inputs
1 to 4
1 to 6
1 to 8
1 to 4
Slot B
6 Analogue Inputs
8 Analogue Inputs
4 Pulse Inputs
8 Relay/2 Digital In
8 Digital Input/Output
16 Digital Input/Output
2 Analogue Outputs
4 Analogue Outputs
9 to 14
9 to 16
9 to 12
1 to 8
1 to 8
1 to 16
1 to 2
1 to 4
To fit the Analogue Input option card (Slot B) into the eZtrend GR recorder you will require
an expansion card to interface to the recorder. See “eZtrend GR Analogue Input (Standard) card” on page 32
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Analogue In Menu
(Main Menu > Configure > Setup > Edit Setup> Field IO > Analogue In)
For AMS2750 mode the Analogue In button will change to Sensors. Please refer to “Sensors Con-
figuration Menu (Process Mode)” on page 386
Press the Analogue In button to display all the analogue inputs available.
Click on individual Analogue In number to set up each channel profile. Each channel has a
list of menu items to be configured.
Refer to connection details and “Analogue Input Channel Numbers” on page 30..
Menu path to current menu
The Analogue In screen
displays all the available
Analogue Input channels.
Each channel displays its’
individual settings.
Select a numbered channel to edit the configuration of each input
• Enabled - Toggle On and Off.
• Type - Select this for a list of available Signal Inputs.
• Sample Rate - Select this for a list of available Analogue Input sample speeds. A Fast
Scanning range of 50Hz (20ms) is available as a firmware option (not available for the
eZtrend GR recorder). See “Firmware Credit System” on page 241.
Arranged in 2 banks of 3 inputs, and sample rate must be the same within each bank,
only for eZtrend GR recorder.
• Range (Ohms, Volts and Amps only) - Toggle between Preset and User Defined. The
Preset option will make available a list of Range Types or select User Defined to specify
High and Lower Limits.
• Range Type (Ohms, Volts and Amps only) - Only available when Range is set to Preset. Select for a list of available ranges. The factory default range is +/-12V. See
“User Defined Maximum Input Ranges” on page 304
• Damp Level - The damping filter is an advanced algorithm offering improved response
over more traditional methods. It works by producing configurable levels of damping but at the same time being able to respond rapidly to large input changes. Enter the
Damp Level in Engineering Units.
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Figure 4.2 Effects of Damping and Rolling Average example
Rolling Average of input signal
(Pen 11)
Input signal
(Pen 67)
Damping on input signal
(Pen 10)
Note: the Damping (Pen 10) has been offset for this
example to be able to see the damping effect clearly
• Linearisation Tables (Ohms, Volts and Amps only) - Select a table from the drop down
list if required. See “Linearisation Tables” on page 81.
• Use Pen Scale - Toggle On and Off, this is enabled by default. Analogue # defaults to
the corresponding Pen #, eg. A1 will default to Pen 1. If you change A1 to display
another pen scale eg.Pen 3, you must go into Pen 3 and change the maths to A1. 
This will ensure that Pen Scale 3 will display A1 input. With this enabled the Engineering zero and span is the same as the pen scale. Disable this and the Engineering zero
and span will not reflect the pen scale. When disabled, see Eng. Span & Eng Zero bullet
points below.
This is not available when using Linearisation Tables.
• Units - (Ohms, Volts and Amps only). This is the Units of Measurement for each input.
Select and enter a value. Max 13 characters. For Thermocouple and Resistance Thermometer units, see “Localisation” on page 136 .
• Label - Select and enter a identification label for the input. Select and enter a label. Max
15 characters.
• SQRT Extract - (Volts and Amps only). Toggle On and Off. The Square root extraction
in the analogue input is used to linearise certain sensors that have a non linear output for example in the calculation of flow. So when you check the Square root extraction in
the Analogue input section it carries out the following calculation. It ratios the analogue
input range that you set, to 0 to 1. So any sensor input is represented by a number from
0 to 1. We then take the square root. We then re ratio the result back to the user set
range.
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• Sensor Comp - Sensor Compensation may be required to improve accuracy on a sub
range. This is an adjustment to the value of the signal input on each channel, based on
the Engineering units settings. Choose from Single Point, Dual Point or Multi Point Cal,
see “Sensor Compensation” on page 351
• High Limit - Available when Range is User Defined. Select and enter the high limit
value.
• Lower Limit - Available when Range is User Defined. Select and enter the lower limit
value.
• RT Type - Only available when Type is set to RT (Resistance Thermometer). Select this
for a list of available RT types.
• Burnout Type - Only available when Type is set to TC (Thermocouple). Toggle
between Active and Passive. Active means it will send out a current to the TC. Set to
Passive means it takes a reading without sending out a current. The T/C is wired differently for Active and Passive Burnout (see Figure , “Figure 2.16 Input signal
wiring,” on page 31 ). (Active Burnout is not available for the eZtrend GR
recorder). 
Active Burnout checks the health of the thermocouples every 30 seconds, if your process requires continuous check of the thermocouples to see if they are in burnout you
should use Passive Burnout. Active burnout is an implementation of thermocouple
health and provides error warning messages for a range of thermocouple activity/failure
conditions. Passive burnout does not provide any error warning messages.
If the thermocouple wiring changes and the channel is set to Active, select Passive and
Commit the change. Then return to the menu and select Active and Commit the change
to update burnout settings.
• Show Burnout - Only available when Type is set to TC. Toggle between Upscale and
Downscale Burnout.
• TC Type - Only available when Type is set to TC. Select this for a list of available TC
types.
• CJ Comp - Only available when Type is set to TC. Select this for a list of available CJ
Compensation. See “Thermocouple CJC Compensation” on page 338.
• • Int Automatic - Uses the cold junction sensor in the recorder as a variable reference temperature
• • Ext 0 Deg C - Assumes the cold junction is held at 0C to provide a 0mV reference, external to the recorder
• • Ext with Spec Temp - Uses a reference junction held at a constant temperature. Specify the temperature that the cold junction sensor is to be set at.
• • Ext Input - Use a thermocouple or resistance thermometer from another channel to measure the cold junction sensor
• External Input - Only available when CJ Compensation is set to Ext Input. Select the
input required as an external input.
• Eng. Span - (Ohms, Volts and Amps only). Only available when not using “Use Pen
Scale” option. This is the highest value of the engineering range and corresponds to the
top of the input range. Select and enter a value using the on-screen keyboard.
• Eng. Zero - (Ohms, Volts and Amps only). Only available when not using “Use Pen
Scale” option. This is the bottom of the engineering scale and represents the bottom of
the input scale. Select and enter a value using the on-screen keyboard.
• Demo Setup - Only available if there is no Analogue Input card fitted. Examples of various inputs are available without having an actual signal input coming into the recorder.
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• • Demo Type - Select this for a list of available Demo Type inputs.
• • Cycle Time - Enter the Cycle Time, in seconds, of the Demo Input. Select and
use the on-screen keyboard.
• • Add Noise - This is to Add Noise to the Demo Input as a percentage value.
Select and use the on-screen keyboard.
When the configuration is complete select the Finish button to Commit, Discard or Commit
Later. Select the Back button to return to the previous menu.
*Thermocouple Wiring Changes.
If the recorder is set to Active, select Passive and Commit the change. Then return to the
menu and select Active and Commit the change.
Analogue Out Menu
(Not available for the eZtrend GR recorder).
(Main Menu > Configure > Setup > Edit Setup> Field IO > Analogue Out)
Only available when an Analogue Out card is fitted as an option, 2 or 4 outputs are available
per card.
The outputs are factory calibrated to meet the published specification and cannot be field
calibrated.
Refer to connection details and “Analogue Output Channel Numbers” on page 35
Menu path to current menu
The Analogue Out screen
displays all the available
Analogue Output channels.
Each channel displays its
individual settings.
Select a numbered channel
to edit the configuration of
each output
Press the Analogue Out button to display all the analogue outputs available. Click on individual Analogue Out number to set up each channel profile.
• Enabled - Toggle On and Off.
• Allow Overrange - Toggle On and Off. Disabled as default, this will allow the output signal to go overrange to 21mA, if disabled the maximum is 20mA.
• Transmit Pen - Eg. Select a pen to output 4-20 mA loop. This will take the scale value
from the pen it is transmitting and convert to 4-20mA output signal. eg if the scale is 050% this signal will fit the scale so 4mA = 0% and 20mA = 50%. For 0-20mA output signal with the same 0-50% scale, this would read 0mA = 0% and 20mA = 50%.
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• Output - Select either 4-20mA or 0-20mA.
• Label - Select and enter an identification label. Select and use the on-screen keyboard.
Up to 16 characters.
When the configuration is complete select the Finish button to Commit, Discard or Commit
Later. Select the Back button to return to the previous menu.
Alarm / Digital IO
(Main Menu > Configure > Setup > Edit Setup> Field IO > Alarm/Digital IO)
The Alarm/Digital IO button will display all the digital inputs/outputs available. Click on each
individual Alarm IO or Digital IO number to set up each channel profile.
Cards available are:
2 types of Alarm Relay cards
• 4 Alarm Relay Output
• 8 Alarm Relay Output with 2 Digital Inputs
2 types of Digital IO cards
• 8 Digital Inputs or Outputs
• 16 Digital Inputs or Outputs. (Not available for the eZtrend GR recorder).
Alarm Relay Card
4 Alarm relay output card or 8 Alarm relay Output with 2 Digital Inputs (6 fixed outputs and
2 configurable Digital Input or output) cards.
Digital IO Card
There are 8 or 16 Digital channels per card that can be setup as inputs or outputs. The Digital I/O card also has 4 channels that can be set as pulse inputs (channels 1 to 4). The operating frequency for pulse inputs on the Digital I/O card is 1kHz max.
Input: Low < 1V, High >4.5V to <10V DC (9V to 20V p-p AC) or Volt free input: Low = short
circuit, High = open circuit.
To view and log a channel selected as a Pulse input, set up an extra pen with a Maths function of LPULn in Edit Maths in the Pens menu. For more information see “Appendix B:
Maths Expressions” on page 321.
For connection details see For connection details See “Alarm Relay Channel Numbers”
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Menu path to current menu
The Digital IO screen
displays all the available
channels that can be set
up to be digital inputs or
outputs.
Each channel displays
its individual settings.
Select a numbered
channel to edit the configuration of each input
or output.
For all cards select an Alarm/Digital # to display the configuration menu. Each Alarm/Digital
has a list of menu items to be configured.
• Enabled - Toggle On and Off
• Digital Type - Set to Output Relay contact (Power) for the Alarm Relay cards. Toggle
between Input and Output or Pulse Input for the Digital IO card. On the 4 Relay Alarm
card, only output type is available. Channels 1 to 6 on the 8 Alarm Relay card are outputs, channels 7 & 8 can be either inputs or outputs. 
Note: Pulse Input only available on channels 1 to 4 for slot G, 17 to 20 for slot H
and 33 to 36 for slot I.
• Output - (Output only). The relay outputs can be set to be either Latched or Single
Pulse. A Latched relay will be maintained in its active state until the trigger source has
returned to a non-alarm state (unless acknowledged). For Single Pulse the relay will go
active for a period of time, specified by the user, then return to a non active state. The
time out period remains independent of the length of time the active state remains. If
the output is set to Single Pulse, when the alarm is activated the signal will display a
single pulse for the duration set. See Pulse Duration. The alarm will trigger again when
it goes back into an active alarm state.
NOTICE
Outputs that are set to Single Pulse should not be used as a part of
a maths expression as it can cause spurious values.
• Pulse Duration - (Output only). Available when Single Pulse is selected as an Output.
Specify the pulse length in seconds from 0.1 (100ms) to 6480 (108 minutes) in 0.1 second increments. Select and enter the pulse length.
• Failsafe - (Output only). Toggles On and Off. Each relay channel can be independently
selected with the fail safe option. This will invert the state of the relay output. With Failsafe Off, normally open (NO) relays have open contacts when the power is off, and
open contacts when there is no active alarm. The contacts will close when an associated alarm goes active. With Failsafe On, normally open relays have closed contacts
when the recorder is powered on and there are no open active alarms, and the contacts
open with an alarm active or when the power is removed. See “Failsafe Relay
Positions” on page 306.
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• Label - Select and enter an identification label. Up to 16 characters.
• Active Label - (Input and Output only). This is the label that is shown when an alarm
becomes active. Select and enter a label. Not available for Pulse Input. Up to 12 characters.
• Inactive Label - (Input and Output only). This is the label that is shown when an alarm
becomes inactive. Select and enter a label. Not available for Pulse Input. Up to 12 characters.
• Reports To - This will acknowledge the Alarm/Digital IO to a selected destination.
Select User message to add the Digital IO occurrence to the messages list only. Select
Mark On Chart to display the occurrence on a chart and to the messages list.
When the configuration is complete select the Finish button to Commit, Discard or Commit
Later. Select the Back button to return to the previous menu.
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Pulse Input
(Not available for the eZtrend GR recorder).
(Main Menu > Configure > Setup > Edit Setup> Field IO > Pulse Input)
Only available when a Pulse Input card is fitted as an option. The Pulse Input card operates
up to a frequency of 25kHz max. See “Pulse Input Channel Numbers” on page 36.
Input: Low < 1V, High >4V to <50V DC or Volt free input: Low = short circuit, High = open
circuit.
If a Pulse input card is fitted in slot A the first 4 pens will display the maths function of HPULn
in Edit Maths in the Pens menu as default to display the pulse reading. For more information
see “Appendix B: Maths Expressions” on page 321.
Menu path to current menu
The Pulse Input screen 
displays all the available
pulse input channels that
can be set up.
Each channel displays its
individual settings.
Select a numbered channel to edit the configuration of each Pulse input.
Press the Pulse Input button to display the available pulse inputs.
Click on individual Pulse Input number to set up each channel profile.
• Enabled - Toggle On and Off.
• Hertz - Fixed as Frequency Measure (in Hertz).
• Update Rate - Fixed at 1Hz
• Label - Select and enter an identification label for the pulse input. Select and enter a
label. Up to 16 characters.
When the configuration is complete select the Finish button to Commit, Discard or Commit
Later. Select the Back button to return to the previous menu.
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Linearisation Tables
(Main Menu > Configure > Setup > Edit Setup> Field I/O > Linearisation)
Linearisation Tables - To be used with Analogue Input type Volts, Amps or Ohms.
These are user defined tables that can be set up to allow a non-linear input signal to be displayed on the recorder. By entering a set of non-linear signal input values (X) into the linearisation table, the recorder will use the table to generate linear output (Y) in engineering
units, to be displayed and/or log on the recorder.
• Select the next available table and rename it for ease of identification by selecting the
name button.
• Select the Values button to take you to the start of a new table. Press the Add button to
produce the first line. Up to 50 points are availablie in the table. More than one set of
points are required to do the conversion.
• Click into the text entry boxes under the X and Y boxes and enter the required values
(or leave it if your table starts at 0). The Signal Input (X) goes in the first column and the
Engineering units (Y) in the second column.
• To add a line at the bottom, click on Add. To ad a line above or below, click on a line and
use the Insert Above and Insert Below buttons. To delete a line, click in the line and
select Delete.
• When you have finished your table select the tick box, this will also verify the table and
produce a Data Error box if there are any problems.
Data Error box
If incorrect vales are entered a Data Error box will appear saying “Data line * is invalid”. This will appear
when you select the tick box at the bottom of the screen. The error box will indicate which line has the
error. There may be more than one error in the table, if so the data error message box will appear for
each error starting from the top line down going to the next as each error is fixed.
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Linearisation Table examples
Figure 4.3 shows an example of a set of non linear signal inputs (X) and the required values
in engineering units (Y) that have been entered into a linearisation table. They would produce the following curve.
Figure 4.3 Example of a 0-10V non-linear input signal
10
8
Y
(Eng. Units)
6
4
2
0
0
2
4
6
8
10
X
(Signal Input)
A straight line is drawn between each point, as shown by the continuous (red) line in Figure
4.3. For a more accurate curve, as shown by the dotted line (blue), add more data points
into the linearisation table.
The Linearisation tables that you set up here can then be used in the “Analogue In Menu”
on page 73
If the full input range is greater than the range used in the linearisation tables then the signal
will carry on following the slope of the last two inputs. For example if we had a -50 to +50V
range and just used the 0 to 10V linearisation table then the signal would look like Figure
4.4.
If the Analog input has been set to millivolts, and that the span is greater or equal to 1000
mV, then the linearisation table X values should be specified in Volts
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Figure 4.4 Linearisation table used for part of the range
50
40
30
20
10
Y (Eng.
Units)
0
-10
-20
-30
-40
-50
-50 -40 -30 -20 -10 0 10 20 30 40 50
X (Signal
Input)
The last two points are used to follow the slope for the rest of the signal. 
At the bottom of the 0-10V table the last two inputs are X=0, Y=0 and X=2, Y=6.
At the top of the 0-10V table the last two points are X=8, Y=9.8 and X=10, Y=10.
Figure 4.4 shows these last two inputs at the top and bottom of the 0-10V signal.
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Pens Menu
(Main Menu > Configure > Setup > Edit Setup> Pens)
Select the Pens button to display all the pens available.
Menu path to current menu
The Pens screen displays
all the available pens.
Each pen displays its 
scale settings.
Select a pen number to
edit the setup of each pen
including the Scale, 
Logging, Alarms and 
Totaliser
Click on individual pen number to set up each pen profile.
• Enabled - Toggle On and Off.
• Tag - Select and use the on-screen keyboard to type in an identifier for the pen. Up to
47 characters.
• Description - (Screen Designer screens only) Enter a screen description in this field
that will then be displayed on the Screen Designer screen.
• Maths Type - Analogue signals may have a mathematical calculation performed on
them before they are represented as a pen. Basic maths is standard in all recorders.
Full Maths or Math Scripting are options that must be activated. See “Options” on
page 196.
• Edit Maths - Edit the Maths for this particular pen. For details see “Appendix B:
Maths Expressions” on page 321.
• Scale - Select Scale to go to a sub menu to set up the scale parameters. See “Scale
Menu” on page 85
• Logging - Select Logging to go to a sub menu to set up the logging configuration. See
“Logging Menu” on page 86
• Alarms - Select Alarms to go to a sub menu to set up the alarm profile. See “Alarms
Menu” on page 88
• Totaliser - Select Totaliser to go to a sub menu to set up the totaliser settings. See
“Totaliser Menu” on page 90
• RAV - This will display the Rolling Average for this pen. The recorder takes an average
of the number of samples entered. 
For example: a 1 hour rolling average made up of 1 minute averages it would be 60
seconds per sample with 60 samples, and you can increase the time span accordingly,
so 1440 samples at 60 seconds per sample would give you a 24 hour rolling average
made of 1 minute averages.
Enable the RAV function. Enter the Number of Samples. 
Then enter the Sample Interval, or how often a reading is taken, in seconds. 
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Prefill works as follows, if you setup a 60 sample rolling average a 10 second samples
that will create a 10 minute rolling average, with each sample being accumulated as an
average from the current recorder processing rate (10Hz say), so each 10 second sample is added to a queue of 60 samples, and each 10 seconds the new rolling average is
calculated. The prefill simply takes the current pen value and fills the queue with that
average, causing the "damping" effect to be baselined at the current reading. No prfill
will cause the first few samples to have a greater effect on the average, as they will not
be diluted by 60 samples but 1, 2, 3, 4 up to 60 after the 10 minutes.
Group - This pen can be allocated to a Group with other pens to display information, be used
for batch control or run reports on groups of pens. Select this to display the list of available
Pen Groups. If you select a group here this pen will be added to it. Maximum24 pens per
group for Multitrend GR, 16 for DR Graphic and Minitrend GR and 8 for eZtrend
GR. The group can then be renamed, to rename these groups, see “Groups” on
page 142. Groups are used as a part of the Batch system, see “Batch Menu” on
page 138. 
Groups are also used as a part of AMS2750, see “AMS2750 Process Menu” on
page 379.
• Colour - Each Pen has a Default Pen Colour but this can be changed if required. Select
and use the colour palette to set the pen colour.
• Trace Width - Select and set the Trace Width for this pen when it is displayed on a
chart. The default trace width is 1 with a maximum of 7.
When the configuration is complete select the Finish button to Commit, Discard or Commit
Later. Select the Back button to return to the previous menu.
Scale Menu
(Main Menu > Configure > Setup > Edit Setup> Pens > Scale)
Individually configure each scale per pen in the scale menu.
Menu path to current menu
Select the Scale button to take you to the Scale menu
Click on Scale to set up each scale profile per pen.
• Units - Scale measurement Units. Select this and enter the units. Up to 16 characters.
• Span - This is the highest value of the scale. Select to enter the Span value.
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• Zero - This is the bottom of the scale. Select to enter the Zero value.
• Scale Type - Toggle between Linear or Logarithmic (Log).
• Divs Select - Only available with Linear Scale Type. Toggle between Auto or User
Defined.
• Major Divs - Only available when Divs Select is set to User Defined. Select and enter
the major division position.
• Minor Divs - Only available when Divs Select is set to User Defined. Select and enter
the minor division position.
• Start Decade - Only available when the Scale Type is set to Log. Select and enter the
start value of the first decade.
• No. Decades - Only available when the Scale Type is set to Log. Select and enter the
number of decades required. Max 99 decades (although not all will be displayed on the
recorder).
• Numb Format - Displays the Notation of the number format, Scientific or Normal.
• • Notation - Toggle between Scientific or Normal
number format. The scientific format displays the
value to the power of 10 shown here. Notice the
value has been rounded up.
• • Auto - Toggle Between Automatic number formatting and User Defined.
Normal
Scientific
• • After Decimal - Only available when User Defined is selected. Select and
enter the number of decimal places. (up to 15 decimal places)
When this pen setup is complete go back to the Pen # menu and complete the pen setup
for all other pens.
Logging Menu
(Main Menu > Configure > Setup > Edit Setup> Pens > Logging)
Menu path to current menu
Pen Logging can be set to log as Continuous or Fuzzy
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Click on Logging to set up each logging profile per pen.
• Enabled - Toggles On and Off to activate or de-activate logging for this pen.
• Type - Toggles between Continuous or Fuzzy logging. Continuous logs every value
based on the Method chosen (Sample, Average or Max/Min). 
Fuzzy Logging has been developed as a secure data storage technique which has a
self teaching data storage algorithm so the recorder stores data at a variable rate to
match the process being monitored. Fuzzy Logging has intelligent resources to enable
the most effective and efficient way of using the scan rate, storage capacity and recording time. See “Appendix F: Fuzzy Logging” on page 345
• Rate Units - Set the Units for the logging rate to be displayed. Select and choose the
logging rate units from the drop down menu.
• Rate - This is the speed at which data is required to be logged. 
If the Millisecond option is selected as the Rate Units for the logging, then a drop down
menu of options will appear. When all other Rate Units are selected a keypad will
appear for user entry. Fastest rate is 20mS and slowest is 60 hours.
• Alarm Rate Units - Only available if the logging Type is set to Continuous. Set the Units
for the Alarm logging rate to be displayed. Select and choose the alarm logging rate
units from the drop down menu.
• Alarm Rate - Only available if the logging Type is set to Continuous. This is the new
logging rate used when this pen goes into an active alarm state. To enable this feature
to change the logging rate in an alarm state, see Change Log in the Alarms menu. 
If the Millisecond option is selected as the Alarm Rate Units for the logging, then a
drop down menu of options will appear. When all other Alarm Rate Units are selected
a keypad will appear for user entry.
• PreTrigger - activate pre-triggering for that pen, any alarm on that pen will cause the
pre-trigger system to be activated. Only the first 16 pens can be configured for pre-triggering.
For details on the Pre-Trigger function and configuration for the pre-trigger time is held
in the recording menu in the setup configuration under a separate button called pre-trigger, “Pre-Trigger” on page 151. 
The alarm rate for each pen will be used for the pre trigger rate. The alarm rate must be
set to less than 10 seconds per sample for pre-triggering to operate.
Pre trigger will only operate when the logging is in continuous sample mode, pre-triggering will not be available with fuzzy logging or Max Min.
• Method - Only available if the logging Type is set to Continuous. Select from a list of
Methods. 
Sample: logs the last sampled reading. 
Average: logs the average of all the samples taken since the last log. 
Max/Min: logs the highest and the lowest of the sampled readings since the last log.
• Align - Only available if the logging Type is set to Continuous. Select and enter a value
from the list to align the logging at specified intervals. This will hold the start of logging
until the aligned time selected occurs based on the recorders real time clock.
• Auto Fit - Only available if the logging Type is set to Fuzzy. Toggles On and Off. AutoFit
ensures that the last sampled data point is logged before the signal goes out of the tolerance set in Band 1 or Band 2. When displayed on a graph, the input signal will automatically fit to this last logged point. This gives a better fit for stepped input changes.
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• Band 1 % - Only available if the logging Type is set to Fuzzy. This is where the tolerance is set for the input signal. Specify, as a percentage of the scale range, the tolerance band allowed above and below the input signal. Select and enter a value.
• Fuzzy Band 2 - Only available if the logging Type is set to Fuzzy. Toggles On and Off.
This is to enable a second tolerance to be set, configure it to be On to activate. Only
used in conjunction with Autofit On, to specify the Band 2 %.
• Band 2 % - Only available if the logging Type is set to Fuzzy. This is where a tighter tolerance can be specified which must be set within the limits of Band 1. Specify, as a percentage of the scale range, the tolerance band allowed above and below the input
signal. Select and enter a value.
When the setup is complete go back to the Pen # menu and complete the pen setup.
Alarms Menu
(Main Menu > Configure > Setup > Edit Setup> Pens > Alarms)
This is for setting up alarms on this pen only, a maximumu of 6 alarms per pen are allowed.
Select the first available alarm eg. Alarm 1 and configure each alarm.
Menu path to current menu
The Pen Alarms screen displays up
to alarm set points per pen.
Each alarm displays its individual
alarm setting.
Select an alarm number to edit the
setup of each alarm
When an alarm has been configured an Alarm Marker or Pen Pointer will appear for each
alarm depending on the type of process screen. See “Alarm Markers” on page 236
• Enabled - Select Enable to see a list of ways to enable or disable the alarm. Disable,
Enabled Always or Dig Enabled.
• Enabled by Digital - Only available when Enabled is set to Dig Enabled. Select and
choose which digital signal(s) will enable this alarm (on this pen only).
• Type - Select this to display a list of different types of Alarms. High, Low, Deviation,
Rate Up or Rate Down. Set a High alarm to activate when the signal goes above the
Alarm Level, or set a Low alarm to activate when the signal goes below the Alarm
Level. Deviation is the how far this pen can deviate from the Ref Pen before triggering
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an alarm. See Deviation Level and Ref Pen. 
Rate Up and Rate Down Alarms are used to trigger an alarm when the signal changes
a defined amount over a specified time. See Deviation Level and Time Period.
• Level - Select and enter a figure at which the alarm is to be triggered.
• Deviation Level - Only available when Alarm Type is set to Deviation, Rate Up or Rate
Down. Select and use the numeric keypad to enter the amount of deviation (in engineering units). For Deviation enter the amount of deviation allowed on a designated pen
(Ref Pen) before an alarm is triggered.
For Rate Up and Rate Down enter, as a percentage, how far the signal can deflect
before an alarm is triggered.
• Ref Pen - Only available when the Alarm Type is set to Deviation. Select and enter the
pen that this alarm is referenced to. This works like an actual pen that dynamically
tracks a designated pen.
• Time Period - (Only available when the Alarm Type is set to Rate Up or Rate Down).
Enter (in seconds) how long the signal is allowed to deviate, at the specified deviation
level, before an alarm is triggered.
• Tag - Enter a tag or name to identify this alarm. Up to 17 characters.
• Allow Change - If activated this will allow quick configuration changes to this alarm
level from the Alarms > Configure button on the Main Menu. 
This does not change the original setup.
• Relays Out - Select and choose which Relay Output(s) is triggered by this alarm (on
this pen only). The Fixed button will use the common relay output on the power board
(24V relay). (Common relay output is not available for the eZtrend GR recorder).
• Latched - A latched alarm will maintain in its active state until the trigger source has
returned to a non-alarm state and the alarm has been acknowledged. A latched alarm
will continue to flash, if an alarm marker or pen pointer is displayed, until it is acknowledged and in a non-alarm state. See “Acknowledging Alarms” on page 341 A
Reflash option is available to keep the alarm flashing whilst in an alarm state even after
it has been acknowledged. See Reflash.
• Change Log - Toggles On and Off. Select this to change the Log speed when an alarm
occurs. The Log rate changes when alarm is active and stays at the alarm rate for as
long as the alarm is active then returns to the normal logging rate. Set up the new alarm
logging rate in Alarm Rate in “Logging Menu” on page 86 .
• Mark Chart - Toggles On and Off. Selecting On will place a Mark on the Chart with
automated messages when the alarm becomes active. From the position of the Mark
on Chart the chart background colour will change to show it is in an alarm state.
• Email Alarm - Enable this to send an email when any alarm is triggered on this pen. 
This function is a firmware option that is activated from the Factory menu >
“Credits” on page 131.
• Recipients - Only available when email has been enabled. Select your recipients from
the list provided. Email addresses and Server names must be entered in “Email” on
page 106.
• Hysteresis - (not available for Deviation). Toggles On and Off. When this is activated,
you can set a tolerance level for an alarm. It allows a specified percentage value of the
span of the scale to be added to the alarm level.
• Hyst Level % - (not available for Deviation alarm). Enter as a percentage of the span of
the scale. This is how much tolerance the signal can have past the set alarm activation
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point until the alarm is de-activated. The example in Figure 4.5 shows the alarm activating at 40% which is the set low alarm level. The alarm is not de-activated until the
signal is at 50%, which is 10% past the set alarm level. So the Hyst Level % would be
set to 10%. Reverse the process for a high alarm.
• Damping - Toggles On and Off. Damping is a time delay that works going into alarm
only. When switched On, the alarm level must be breached for a specific period of time
before an alarm is triggered.
• Damping Time - Set the amount of Damping time in seconds. Damp level can be from
1 seconds to 64800 seconds.
• Reflash - Toggles On and Off. Activate this to re-enable an active alarm that has been
acknowledged. Set the Reflash Time.
• Reflash Time - Only enabled when Reflash is active. Set the time period after the alarm
has been acknowledged for the alarm to reflash if it is still in an alarm state.
When the setup is complete go back to the Pen # menu and complete the pen setup.
Figure 4.5 Hysteresis Level
100%
Alarm de-activated
at this point
10% Hysteresis level
50%
40%
0%
Low Alarm Level
Alarm activated
at this point
Totaliser Menu
(Main Menu > Configure > Setup > Edit Setup> Pens > Totaliser)
The Totals option must be active to use this option. See Table 7.1, “Firmware Options,”
on page 241.
To Start, Stop, Reset and View Totals, see “Totals” on page 190.
The Totaliser function is normally associated with flow monitoring applications. The input to
the recorder would be a measure of flow rate (eg. In litres per second) and the total amount
that has flowed over a specified time period. Multiple totalisations are possible with the use
of extra pens (firmware Credit option). Totalisation values are 10 digits plus exponent.
NOTICE
IEEE floating point numbers with large unit factors beyond the IEEE range may incur
incremental errors, specially if incrementing by a small amount each time. If this is your
type of application a work around would be to set the Unit factor to 1 and then divide
the total by your original unit factor.
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Click on Totaliser to set up the totalising profile per pen.
Totaliser menus showing Normal and Sterilisation types
Menu path to current menu
Select Totaliser from the Pen screen to display the totalising setup menu
• Enabled - Toggles On and Off to activate or de-activate totalising for this pen.
• Type - Select this for a list of Types of totalising. Normal or Sterilisation. Normal totaliser
function is usually associated with flow monitoring applications. 
Sterilisation* is where items are subjected to heat over a period of time. Each pen can
be totalised according to the Fo or Po sterilisation* function at 250 °F (121.11°C). The
Standard Reference Temperature and Thermal Resistance (Z Value) are adjustable. All
temperature limits are adjustable. Start temp, Reference temp and Z factor are all user
defined, allowing support for many different types of sterilisation applications. See
“Sterilisation” on page 93
• Tag - Select and enter an identifier for the pen. Up to 17 characters.
• Add to Msgs - Toggles On and Off. Select this to add a totaliser to the messages
screen. Eg. Total1: Total 1 Reset
• Units - Normal Totaliser only. This is the Units of Measurement for the totaliser. Select
and enter the units. Up to 12 characters.
• Time Factor - Normal Totaliser only. Time factor – Totaliser adds a value once per second, so you need to Divide by this factor. For example:
If your flow meter is in units/second Time factor is 1.
If your flow meter is in units/minute, the unit will DIVIDE by the time factor, in this case
60 – so every 1 second, 1/60th of the unit is added.
If your flow meter is in units/hour, the unit will DIVIDE by the time factor, in this case
3600 – so every 1 second, 1/3600th of the unit is added.
• Unit Factor - Normal Totaliser only. The Totaliser adds the engineering unit from the
instrument, onto the total (after the time factor is applied). You then need to Divide by
the unit factor. For example:
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If your flow meter is in litres/time and you want to Totalise in litres – there 1 litres in 1
litre, so your unit factor would be 1, so every 1 second 1/1 unit is added.
If your flow meter is in litres/time and you want to Totalise in Cubic meters – there are
1000 litres in 1 cubic meter, so your unit factor would be 1000, so every 1 second 1/
1000th of a unit is added.
• No Backflow - Normal Totaliser only. If the flow reading should go into a negative value,
eg. The flow meter has been switched off, and “No Backflow” is inactive, the totaliser
will subtract from the total value. When “No Backflow” is active any negative values are
ignored and the total value is held while the flow meter is off until the backflow level is
exceeded.
• Backflow Level - Only active when No Backflow is set. Set the level at which totalising
will stop if the signal flow goes below this limit and if the No Backflow option is active.
• Restrict Range - Normal Totaliser only. Toggles On and Off. When active the totaliser
restarts at Min range once it reaches Max range.
• Min. Range - Normal Totaliser only. Only available when Restrict Range is active.
Select and enter the minimum limit for the totals to range to.
• Max. Range - Normal Totaliser only. Only available when Restrict Range is active.
Select and enter the maximum limit for the totals to range from.
• Use Remainder - Normal Totaliser only. Only available when Restrict Range is active.
Toggles On and Off. If the total exceeds the maximum range set, the total will reset to
the minimum range set. When Use Remainder is active, it will carry over any amount in
excess of the maximum range set.
• Temp Input Units - For Sterilisation, select the temperature input units.
• Start Temp - For Sterilisation, select the Start Temperature.
• Ref. Temp - For Sterilisation, select the Reference Temperature.
• Z Factor Temp - For Sterilisation, select the Z factor temperature
• Include Cooling - For Sterilisation, Include Cooling if required
• Completion Value - For Sterilisation, if cooling is not required, enter a Completion
Value. The totaliser will stop at this value.
• Reset at 16M - Enabled by default. The upper limit for the totaliser count is fixed to
16777215 to prevent an inaccuracy. The totaliser will get reset after this count. 
To go above the 16M limit disable this function, but be aware that the count will add
some inaccuracies in the calculation above this upper limit, see Table 4.2 on
page 93.
• Numb Format - Displays the Notation of the number format, Scientific or Normal.
• • Notation - Toggle between Scientific or Normal number format.
• • Auto - Toggle Between Automatic number formatting and User Defined.
• • After Decimal - Only available when User Defined is selected. Select and
enter the number of decimal places. (up to 15 decimal places)
When the setup is complete go back to the Pen # menu and complete the pen setup.
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Sterilisation
*Specification for Sterilisation. The definition Fo/Po is the sterilisation/pasteurisation time in
minutes required to destroy a stated number of organisms with a known z at temperature T.
For example, "F18/250" represents the time in minutes required to destroy a stated number
of organisms at a temperature of 250F (121.11C) with a z = 18 degrees F. F values are
used to compare the sterilizing values of different processes, however, F values cannot be
compared unless the z values are the same. When temperature is not specified (for example, F = 8.6) it is understood that the temperature is 250F (121.11C); the subscript O (as
in the term Fo = 7.4) is used to indicate that the z = 18 degrees F and the temperature is
250F (121.11C). See “Appendix G: F sub zero Sterilisation” on page 349.
Displaying Totals
Totals can be displayed by setting up a separate pen to display the totalised value. Totals
are best displayed in a DPM screen. If you use a separate pen to display a total be aware
that if the total is stopped the pause symbol will not appear as it does for a totaliser pen.
First, select a pen you are going to use to display the total of another pen. Extra pens are
available as a Firmware option see “Credits” on page 131). For this example this will be
Pen 4. To Start, Stop, Reset and View totals, see “Totals” on page 190.
In the pens menu for the totalising pen (Pen 4), select Edit Maths and enter “T” followed by
the pen number you wish to totalise eg.T3. Pen 4 is now set to totalise the value of Pen 3.
It may be necessary to set a larger scale for the totalising pen (pen 4) as the totalising value
may become larger than the pen scale of the pen being totalised (pen 3).
When the configuration is complete select the Finish button to Commit, Discard or Commit
Later. Select the Back button to return to the previous menu.
Go to the recorder’s process screen and select a screen showing DPMs. The totalising pen
(pen 4) will display the totalising value of pen 3.
Rest at 16M
Accuracy table for totaliser count over 16 million (Totaliser menu “Reset at 16M” - disabled)
Table 4.2 :
Exponent
Data Range
Loss in Recorder
Precision
(Accuracy Error)
23
8388608 – 16777215
0
24
16777216 – 33554431
1
25
33554432 – 67108863
2
26
67108864 – 134217727
4
27
134217728 – 268435455
8
28
268435456 - 536870911
16
29
536870912-1073741823
32
30
1073741824 - 2147483648
64
31
2147483648 - 4294967296
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Comms Menu
(Main Menu > Configure > Setup > Edit Setup> Comms)
• Services - See “Comms Services Menu” on page 101
• TCP/IP - See “TCP/IP” on page 94
• Newtwork Admin - See “Network Admin” on page 98
• Load Certificates - See “Secure Communications” on page 100
Services
Modbus, Web, Email, SNTP, FTP and Peers. See “Comms Services Menu” on
page 101
TCP/IP
(Main Menu > Configure > Setup > Edit Setup > Comms > TCP/IP)
Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol.
A protocol for communication between computers, recorders and other devices.
Automatic DNS Names - The recorder will automatically register a unique Network ID using
the serial number. The format is xs-nnnnnn, where nnnnnn is the serial number of the recorder. This allows you to locate the recorder for browsing if you are using DHCP (Dynamic
Host Configuration Protocol).
TCP/IP Settings
• Static IP - Toggle On and Off. With this enabled the IP address will be the same every
time the recorder is powered up. With this feature Off, the recorder’s IP address is created dynamically using a DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol) Server. With
this feature On the IP address can be fixed by entering a known available IP address.
Preceding 0 should not be added when entering a Decimal Static IP address
for example 192.168.015.019 must be entered as 192.168.15.19.
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• IP Address - (Available when Static IP is On). This is an identification address for communications between two devices. The IP Address identifies a specific recorder. Please
see “Entering IP address details” on page 95 .
• Sub Net Mask - (Available when Static IP is On). Acts as a filter when identifying an IP
address. Please see “Entering IP address details” on page 95.
• Gateway - (Available when Static IP is On). A configuration parameter transmitted to
each network device. Please see “Entering IP address details” on page 95.
• DNS/WINS/MDNS - Set to Automatic, click on this to activate and de-activate options.
DNS = Domain Name System, WINS = Windows Internet Name Service, MDNS = Managed Data Network Services. See “DNS/WINS/MDNS” on page 96. Please see
“Entering IP address details” on page 95.
• Ports - The Port numbers are associated with the IT system in use. Port numbers are
set to a default but can be changed by the user to allow data traffic to use a specified
port. See “Ports” on page 96
Entering IP address details
The IP Address in TCP/ IP Settings can be set in different number systems (Octal, Decimal,
and Hexadecimal). The number system depends upon the leading character of each octave.
(0x for Hexadecimal, 0 for Octal and decimal otherwise).
Using the SIP to enter the IP address, the number gets stored in a Decimal number system
and will be displayed in decimal number system only.
Below left is the snapshot for octal representation of IP Address and to the right is the snapshot after it gets converted to decimal.
Octal IP address entered
Decimal IP address representation
The Address range that can be entered in different number system is as shown in Table 4.3
on page 95
Table 4.3 : Number systems
Minimum Value
Entered
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Decimal Value
Maximum Value
Entered
Decimal Value
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Table 4.3 : Number systems
Minimum Value
Maximum Value
Octal
000.000.000.000
0.0.0.0
077.077.077.077
63.63.63.63
Decimal
0.0.0.0
0.0.0.0
255.255.255.255
255.255.255.255
Hexadecimal
0x0.0x0.0x0.0x0
0.0.0.0
0xf.0xf.0xf.0xf.
15.15.15.15
Remember: When entering a Decimal Static IP address no preceding 0 should be added for
example 192.168.015.019 must be entered as 192.168.15.19.
The provision for Entering IP information in different number system is applicable for TCP/
IP Address, Subnet Mask, Gateway, DNS and WINS.
DNS/WINS/MDNS
(Main Menu > Configure > Setup > Edit Setup > Comms > TCP/IP > DNS/WINS/MDNS)
Set to Automatic, click on this to activate and de-activate options. DNS = Domain Name System, WINS = Windows Internet Name Service, MDNS = Managed Data Network Services.
• Auto DNS - This is a sub menu for DNS/WINS/MDNS. Toggles On and Off. With this
deactivated the DNS Server address can be changed from the default, if required.
• Pri. DNS Address - This is a sub menu for DNS/WINS/MDNS. Only available when
Auto DNS is deactivated.
• Sec. DNS Address - This is a sub menu for DNS/WINS/MDNS. Only available when
Auto DNS is deactivated.
• Auto WINS - This is a sub menu for DNS/WINS/MDNS. Toggles On and Off. With this
deactivated the Windows Internet Name Service can be changed from the default, if
required.
• Pri. WINS Address - This is a sub menu for DNS/WINS/MDNS. Only available when
Auto WINS is deactivated.
• Sec. WINS Address - This is a sub menu for DNS/WINS/MDNS. Only available when
Auto WINS is deactivated.
• Auto MDNS - This is a sub menu for DNS/WINS/MDNS. Toggles On and Off. This will
deactivate the Managed Data Network Services.
When the setup is complete go back to the TCP/IP menu and complete the Comms setup.
Ports
(Main Menu > Configure > Setup > Edit Setup > Comms > TCP/IP > Ports)
The port numbers are associated with the IT system in use. Port numbers are set to a default
but can be changed by the user to allow data traffic to use a specified port.
• HTTP - HyperText Transport Protocol is the communications protocol that enables Web
browsing. Select and enter the desired port number if required. (Defaults to 80)
• Modbus - communications protocol used for automation applications. Select and enter
the desired port number if required. (Defaults to 502)
When the setup is complete go back to the TCP/IP menu and complete the Comms setup.
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When the configuration is complete select the Finish button to Commit, Discard or Commit
Later. Select the Back button to return to the previous menu.
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Network Admin
(Main Menu > Configure > Setup > Edit Setup > Comms > Network Admin)
This must be set up to ensure network printing can be performed, and emailing made easier,
without being prompted for this information each time you want to print or email. This information will remain after a firmware upgrade.
Network Admin is required for printers on a network and shared or work group printers.
Shared or work group printers must contain the correct file path, see “Printer Menu” on
page 141
The Network Share Path (NAS) can be used for loading and saving layouts (.lay) and/or setup files (.set), saving (exporting) reports, any messages (Diagnostic, system etc), loading
sound files from this network share to recorder. This can also be used to print to file and this
file can be saved to this network shared folder.
The use of the network folder for Scheduled export is not recommended since network connectivity and network problems could result in the risk of missing data due to the Scheduled
export not being performed at the scheduled time and the folder not being updated.
Note. The network share folder cannot be used to upgrade firmware remotely. Firmware upgrade needs to be done locally using local USB or local SD card.
.
• Username - Enter your network Logon/username
• Password - Enter you network password. For a local printer connected directly to the
recorder via USB no domain is required. Ensure the printer name is set to the default
(LPT1:), see “Printer Menu” on page 141.
• Domain - For network printers enter your network domain. No domain is required for
Local printers connected directly to the recorder via USB.
• Use Share Path - Check this to enable or disable the Share path
• Share Path - enter network path to folder
Note: Share Path Should be in “\\<Machine Name>\<Shared Folder Path>\” Format.
Machine Name should not be IP address.
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Share Path Access
This network shared folder must have Permission and Security rights (read for loading files)
or write (for writing files) or both (for loading as well as writing files) ) to access the shared
path for each user. If the user does not have access rights to shared path then user will not
be able to access shared path.
This must be done on a local pc or server where the user wants to have access for any particular folder. User (Administrator of local pc or server) needs to right click on any folder that
needs access for any particular folder.
If in doubt, contact your IT Administrator for advice on entering Network Admin requirements.
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Load Certificates
(Main Menu > Configure > Setup > Edit Setup > Comms > Load Certificates)
The Secure Comms certificate has already been uploaded into the recorder before leaving
the factory. This button is only to be used if the certificate should need to be reloaded with
assistance.
For any queries regarding certificates please see back page for contact details
Secure Communications
A Secure Comms certificate is required to host a secure web service. Secure Comms is a
Credit Option. See “Credits” on page 131. The Secure Comms protocol uses WSD and
can be used to transfer data to and from a recorder recorder. A Secure Comms certificate
will be required for each recorder.
WSD (Web Services on Devices)
WSD is a web service that can run on devices and conforms to the Devices Profile for Web
Services (DPWS). WSD web service can be secured with SSL certificates and can work
over HTTPS.
Secure FTP
To ensure secure data upload in the GR Seriesrecorders, WSD (Web Services on Devices)
should be used with GR Seriesrecorders. Recorder device will host web service and have
server certificate installed on it. The Trend Serversoftware, will have root authority certificate of server in trusted root certificates. Whenever TrendServer software connects to
WSD service, SSL handshake will take place and on successful handshaking secure communication channel will be established and data flowing between these two end points will
be encrypted. Only WSD clients with valid certificates can connect to WSD service. Data
transfer between Recorder and TrendServer software will be in secure mode.
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Comms Services Menu
(Main Menu > Configure > Setup > Edit Setup> Comms > Comms Services)
• Modbus - Communications protocol for Ethernet and RS485. See “Modbus” on
page 103.
• Web -Browse your recorder using the web browse feature. See “Web” on
page 106.
• Email - Setup email accounts to send alarm and event information. See “Email” on
page 106.
• SNTP - Simple Network Time Protocols is a protocol for synchronising the clock
on the recorder with a Network Server. See “SNTP” on page 108.
• FTP (File Transfer Protocol) - used to transfer data to and from the recorder. See
“FTP (File Transfer Protocol)” on page 109 .
• Peers - Sets up the recorder to be identified on a network (Peer to Peer). See
“Peers” on page 110.
Standard Communication Interfaces
Rear Ethernet Communication Port
The rear of the recorder is fitted with an Ethernet10/100 port and RS485, except for the DR
Graphic recorder which has these communication ports inside the recorder housing, which
supports:
• RS485 Modbus protocol and TCP/IP Modbus.
• Web Browser. See “Web” on page 106
Rear RS485 Port
(Not available for the eZtrend GR recorder).
• RS485: 2 wire to support Modbus RTU.
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The RS485 connector plugs into the back of the recorder. Recorders can be setup as either
Master or Slave devices. See “Modbus Master Communications” on page 103.
Front and Rear USB Communication Ports
The front and rear of the Minitrend GR and Multitrend GR recorders are fitted with a USB
communication port. The eZtrend GR recorder has a USB port at the front, as standard.
2 USB ports for the DR Graphic are extended inside the case to a dual panel mount receptor above the power supply. USB peripherals/wires can be connected on the panel
mount connector inside the case.
The USB Host ports will provide an interface for:
• Save and Load Data
• Save and Load Setups
• External keyboard & mouse
• Barcode reader
• Mass storage device (USB key)
• Local printer
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Modbus
(Main Menu > Configure > Setup > Edit Setup> Comms > Comms Services > Modbus)
Modbus is available as a Firmware option see “Credits” on page 131).
Modbus can be used with the Ethernet or RS485 ports. The Modbus protocol defines a message structure that devices will recognise and use, regardless of the type of network over
which they communicate. (RS485 is not available for the eZtrend recorder)
Modbus Master Communications
The recorder can communicate with up to 32 slave devices on both RS485 and/or Ethernet
at a maximum poll rate of 1 second (slowest 1 hour). Each slave can perform up to 8 “transactions”, where a transaction can retrieve or send 1 or more registers from a slave, or retreive or send 1 or more Pens to a slave. When requesting multiple transactions it is
recommended not to request more than 24 at one time to allow the recorder to process the
information. So for 32 registers/pen values we would recomend 2 requests of 16 devices.
Access to slave registers within the maths function has been provided using SCV (Slave
Comms Variable). For example SCV[x,y,z], where x = Slave number, y = Transaction
Number, and z is the each successive register retrieved starting from 1 (Item).
The Modbus master can be used in conjunction with the Modbus slave functionality of the
recorder to enable the recorder to act as a communications bridge. Data from the slaves
connected to a Modbus master is made available as a map on the slave side of the Modbus
master; this allows another master to get access directly to another master’s slaves data
without the master having to re-process that information. Or a Modbus master can process
the data and expose it to the network as its own pens in Modbus.
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Modbus master must be enabled as a firmware option and requires Full Math or Scripting to
assign values to a pen, see “Credits” on page 131.
GR Series 
Master
Other Master
485 or TCP/IP Slave network
TCP/IP
Slaves
Full Modbus status can be viewed in “Modbus Status” on page 204.
Refer to the Modbus Master Installation Instructions that are on the CD to help set up
other modbus devices to talk to the recorder. (Instruction sheets 43-TV-33-89 - 43-TV-33102).
Master
• Enabled - Toggle On to make this recorder a Master device
• Poll Rate - Enter a time period in seconds of how often there is a request for data
• Legacy Ethernet - Tick this to connect to Honeywell V5 recorders.
• Slave 1 ..32 - Up to 32 slaves can be setup per master device. Setup each Slave in turn
starting with number 1.
• • Enabled - Toggle On to enable Slave #
• • Friendly name - Enter a name to easily identify this slave device
• • ID - This is to connect to slave ID
• • Port - Select this for a list of available ports, either Ethernet or RS485. For port
configuration see “Ports” on page 96.
• • Network Name - (Ethernet only). Enter the Modbus Slave IP address.
• • Protocol - Select this for a list of available protocols. Modbus or Modbus X*.
Modbus and Modbus X can both use the Ethernet or RS485 ports. Protocols
define the format in which the data is transferred from the recorder to a PC or
transfer between other devices and peripherals. FPLB – Floating Point Little
Endian Byte Swapped Format & FP B - Floating Point Big Endian Format are
standard notations.
• • Transaction 1 ..8 - A request for a register or set of contiguous registers
Enabled - Toggle On to enable the first transaction request
Direction - Direction for the data to flow; In to or Out from the recorder
Command - This is the type of Registers used by the slave device. Refer to the
individual memory map for the register type used for each type of device.
Data Type - Refer to individual memory maps for each type of device to determine the type of data. Eg. signed 16-bit int, unsigned 16-bit int or IEEE
float. GR Series devices use IEEE float.
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Start Addr. - This is the register address number to start the transaction from
No. Of Items - Enter the number of items from the start address that are
included in the transaction. For example displayed here will be
10 SCV[1,1,1] - [1,1,10].
This means the transaction will take 10 items from the start address with a
Serial Comms variable of Slave [1], Transaction [1], Register [1] - to Slave [1],
Transaction [1], Register [10]
Each Master device can have up to 32 slaves
and each slave can perform up to 8 transactions.
Slave
• Enabled - Toggle On to make this recorder a Slave Device
• Port - Select this for a list of availible ports, either Ethernet or RS485 ports. For port
configuration see “Ports” on page 96.
• Protocol - Select this for a list of available protocols. Modbus or Modbus X*. Modbus
and Modbus X can both use the Ethernet or RS485 ports. Protocols define the format in
which the data is transferred from the recorder to a PC or transfer between other
devices and peripherals. FPLB – Floating Point Little Endian Byte Swapped Format &
FP B - Floating Point Big Endian Format are standard notations.
• Slave ID - This is a unique Modbus ID/Address used by the recorder to identify Modbus
messages. Applications that talk to the recorder with Modbus will need to know this
number to return messages to the device. If you are using the Communication Server
on TrendServer Pro the same Slave ID number must be entered. (1-254)
RS485
• Baud Rate - Select this for a list of available Baud Rates. This is the speed, in bps (bits
per second), at which data is transferred.
• Byte Options - Select this button for a list of available Byte Options. The Byte Options
consist of 3 digits comprising of Parity (set to None N, Even E or Odd O), 8 Data Bits
and Stop Bits, signifying the end of the character string, 1 or 2.
• Line Turn Around - This is for a 2-wire line type. Data has to be fully transmitted before
the line can be turned-around and data can be received, or vice versa.
• Reply Delay - Enter a delay time, in milli seconds, before the recorder sends a reply.
Recommended delay should be set to 12mS (min.) if using the Comms Server.
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*Modbus X - Modbus X protocol differs from standard Modbus by the 4 floating point order
which is reversed for application compatibility.
To check communications connections and trouble shooting network settings versus SCV
parameters see “Comms Status” on page 182. This screen will help to identify which area
to focus on if the recorder connections are not doing what you expected.
When the configuration is complete select the Finish button to Commit, Discard or Commit
Later. Select the Back button to return to the previous menu.
Web
(Main Menu > Configure > Setup > Edit Setup > Comms > Comms Services > Web)
The Web browse function is enabled/disabled from this menu. Select this to enable and allow the recorder to be browsed on a web page. Internet access is required. The Web button
is password protected if passwords are enabled. For web browsing information see “Web
Browser” on page 276 and “Internet Security Settings” on page 277.
See “Level Permissions” on page 211 for information on how to Web Browse and have
full remote control of your recorder from your PC. The Remote View function is a firmware
option that is activated from the Factory menu > “Credits” on page 131.
Email
(Main Menu > Configure > Setup > Edit Setup > Comms > Comms Services > Email)
Set up this email menu in order to send emails for the following:
1. When an Alarm is triggered, see Email Alarms in the “Alarms Menu” on page 88
2. An Email can be sent as a part of an Event occurring, such as:
• Alarms – In to, Out of or Acknowledged
• Totaliser – Start, Stop or Reset
• Digital Inputs – On, Off or State change
• TC Burnout – on a specific Analogue Input channel
• Scheduled Events – Once, Interval, Specific days, Month End.
For more information on setting up events that will send emails, see “Event Effects” on
page 119.
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Server Name - Enter your server name that will handle the transfer of the emails. Ask your
IT Admin for the server details. One method of finding this information is to go to Microsoft
Outlook, Tools, Email Accounts, select “View or change existing email accounts”. Select
your email server from the box eg. Microsoft Exchange Server and click on the Change
button. The server name you require is displayed in the Exchange Server Settings dialog.
Enter this name exactly using the on-screen or USB keyboard.
Authentication - Indicates whether a username or password is read by the server. Check
with your IT Admin. 
For Network printers and drivers, if you intend to connect the recorder on a Microsoft network administered as a domain, you may have to authenticate the recorder as a user with
sufficient permissions to use the resources that you want (network printer, network drive).
Usually, several devices (computers or recorders) can be authenticated on the same network with the same name.
Username - Your network email address. (or this could be a generic name used to identify
the recorder)
Password - Enter your password associated with your user name. If you have a system
where the log in password expires and requires you to change it periodically, you will need
to update the logon password in the recorders when you are forced to change your PC password.
User Address - Your network email address. Or this could be a generic name used to identify the recorder. No spaces!
Recipients Address - Enter up to 12 email addresses of the destination you want the email
to be sent to.
Templates - These are user defined templates containing email text. If you require standard text to
be sent out in an email then set them up here and give it a template name.
These templates can be used with the events function to send an email as an effect of an occurrence.
See “Event Effects” on page 119.
Select a template from the list, add a Subject heading (up to 50 characters) and Message Body text
as you would for a normal email. Type into the message body text box up to 80 characters per line and
up to 100 lines of text can be entered including “Embedded Process Values” on page 119 .
This will include specific pen data to your email.
Contact your IT Administrator for advice on entering Server name requirements.
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Figure 4.6 Templates for Email using Embedded Values
SNTP
(Main Menu > Configure > Setup > Edit Setup > Comms > Comms Services > SNTP)
Simple Network Time Protocols is a protocol for synchronising the clock on the recorder with
a Network Server.
• Server Enable - Toggle On and Off. Activate this to make this recorder the server.
Other recorders, set up as clients, can synchronise their time to this server recorder.
• Client Enable - Toggle On and Off. Activate this to set this recorder to synchronise time
with the server. See Figure 4.7 on page 109.
• Server Name - (up to 32 characters). Only available when Client Enable is active. This
is the name of the Network Server that can be used for time synchronisation. Enter the
server name to be used for time synchronisation (this could be a Time Server on the
internet or on your network). If a recorder is acting as the Server, the Client recorders
must have the recorder’s network ID. eg. xs-nnnnnn, this is the 6-digit Serial number.
See “System” on page 195 for the recorder’s serial number.
• Period - Only available when Client Enable is active. Select and enter the time period in
seconds required between checking and updating the time using the on-screen keyboard. X Series recorders have a period limit of 60 to 3600 seconds, GR-Series
recorders have a period limit of 600 to 3600 seconds.
• Threshold - Only available when Client Enable is active. This is a specified amount of
time (in seconds) that the recorder clock must be within to ensure synchronisation with
the network server. Eg. if set to 3600 the recorder time must be within 1 hour of the network server to ensure time sync will take place.
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Figure 4.7 Client/Server network
When using time synchronisation
via SNTP, always make sure that
the recorders and the PC if any
are configured to the same time
zone. See “Localisation” on
page 136
Client/Server Network
Figure 4.7 on page 109 shows a Network Server at the top, a recorder acting as both a
server and a client in the middle and a string of client recorders at the bottom. A recorder
can be set up to be a server and a client. Setting it as both means this recorder will synchronise time with the network server. But will also allow other recorders to time sync with it. This
saves many recorders trying to time sync with the network server.
When the configuration is complete select the Finish button to Commit, Discard or Commit
Later. Select the Back button to return to the previous menu.
FTP (File Transfer Protocol)
(Main Menu > Configure > Setup > Edit Setup > Comms > Comms Services > FTP)
This is a method of transferring data and setups to and from TrendManager Software
Suite and the recorder.
• Enabled - Tick to enable FTP transfer
• Allow Upload - Tick to allow FTP transfer from TrendManager Software Suite
to the recorder.
• Allow Download - Tick to allow FTP transfer from the recorder to TrendManager
Software Suite .
• Log Messages - Tick to add a message to the messages list when an FTP transfer is
performed
• Mark Chart - Can only be active when Log Messages is enabled. Tick to mark the chart
when an FTP transfer is performed.
Refer to “Section 8: Communication” on page 245 in this manual and the TrendManager Software Suite manual for setting up FTP transfer.
Secure FTP
The GR Series recorders support a Credit enabled function for doing secure FTP data transfers since the normal FTP protocol is an unsecure protocol. . See “Secure Communications” on page 100
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Peers
The Peer services communication function sets up the recorder so it can be recognised on
a network containing other GR Series recorders. This means that multiple recorders will
be able to discover other recorders on the same local network in order to share data between them. For example basic unit information such as firmware version, recorder name
and network identity. This will be used mainly with the Trend Server software to allow discovery of recorders in order to transfer data via FTP or Modbus.
• Enabled - tick to enable
• Set Number – Default to set 1, this should not have to be changed unless a lot of
recorders are being used on the same network.
• Start Port - Default port number 8955
• End Port- Default port number 8970
The port numbers have been specially selected for this type of network communications. It
is recommended that the ports are not changed unless specifically requested by your IT network administrator. If this is changed on the recorder it must also be changed on all other
recorders, TrendServer and Comms Server.
If you experience and security issues using peers, see “Internet Security Settings” on
page 277.
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Events/Counters
(Main Menu > Configure > Setup > Edit Setup > Events/Counters)
Events - See “Events Menu” on page 111.
Counters - See “Counters Menu” on page 126.
Preset Markers - See “Preset Markers” on page 127.
Time Sync - See “Time Sync” on page 127
Events Menu
(Main Menu > Configure > Setup > Edit Setup > Events/Counters > Events)
Events is a firmware option that can be activated using the credit system.
All Event occurrences can be viewed in “Events Status” on page 203.
Events are certain conditions or operations which can be set up and logged according to the
time and date of the occurrence. Subsequently events can be reviewed in a list or represented on a graph.
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An event is made up from a Cause and an Effect. For example set up a cause, such as Pen
1 going into an alarm state and the effect of this could be to start a totaliser or acknowledge
the alarm.
Select the first available event eg. Event 1. In the Event 1 menu tick to enable and change
the Event tag if required. Each Event has four Causes and four Effects available, these can
be used in different combinations:
NOTICE
Remember that any of the Causes will trigger All the Effects. 
Cause 1 and Effect 1 are not linked.
• An event can have up to 4 causes that triggers just one effect eg. A pen going into
alarm, a Totaliser starts, Max/Mins reset and a Batch starts. This could have the effect
of starting Logging.
• An event can have one cause that has up to 4 effects, eg. A pen could go into alarm and
the effects could be that the alarm is acknowledged and a Totaliser is started, there is a
Mark placed on the chart and an Alarm is sounded. See “Event 1 example:” on
page 114 .
• An event can have up to 4 causes that have up to 4 effects, eg. A pen goes into alarm
and a Totalisers is started, A scheduled export starts and Max/Min values are reset. The
effects could be the alarm is acknowledged and a mark on chart is displayed to show
the start of the totaliser, an Email is sent to notify a scheduled export has been made
and a sound effect is played to identify the Max/Min values have been reset.
In summary Cause 1, 2, 3 or Cause 4 will trigger Effect 1, 2, 3 and Effect 4.
When selecting Totalisers and Alarms etc. ensure they are enabled and configured in the
Pens menu.
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Table 4.4 : Events - Cause and Effect
Cause
Effect
Into Alarm
Alarm
Out of Alarm
Mark on Chart
Acknowledge Alarm
Logging
Start
Stop
Totalisers
Reset
Rollover
Totaliser
Digital Outputs
Alarm Acknowledge
On
Digital Inputs
Off
State Change
T/C Burn Out
Analogue Input #
Once
Scheduled
Email
Screen Change
Print Screen
Counters
Interval
Specific Days
Month End
User Counters
User Counter #
Max Mins (Reset)
Reset Max/Min values
Max Mins (Reset)
Chart Control
Clear Messages
Delayed Event
Power On
Setup Change
System
Internal Mem. Low
Export Mem Low
Script Timers
Play Sound
Display Alert
FTP Mem Low
User Action
Batch
Mark Chart
Batch
Hot Button
Reports
Start Batch
Update Tabular Readings
Stop Batch
Enter Replay Screen
Pause Batch
TUS
AMS2750 Timer
Start
Exit Replay Screen
Stop
Change Chart Speed
TC Timers
Process Timers
TC Health Monitor
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Figure 4.8 Event 1 example:
Event 1 example: Adding Cause 1
Event 1 example: Adding Effect 1
Select which Pen number
and which alarm on that
pen, will have the alarm
acknowledged.
Event 1 example: Adding Effect 2
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Event Causes
• Alarms - Set to cause an event when a pen goes Into Alarm, Out of Alarm or an Alarm
is Acknowledged. Set the pen number and the Alarm that will trigger this event.
• Totalisers - Set to cause an event when a totaliser Starts, Stops, is Reset or a Rollover
is required. Select which pen has been set up as a totalise pen to trigger this event. 
The upper limit for the totaliser count is can be selected to prevent an inaccuracy in the
calculation above this upper limit. Totalizer rollover is also selecatble. 
The Totaliser Rollover occurs automatically once the count reaches the accuracy limit
and totaliser starts counting from zero. If the user fails to configure the event totaliser it
will auto reset.
The Rollover cause gets triggered each time the totaliser rollover occurs, above the
accuracy limit.
• Digital Inputs - Set to cause an event when a Digital Input is turned On, Off or has a
State change. Select the Digital to trigger this event.
• TC Burn Out - Select which analogue input has a thermocouple on that will trigger this
event when it goes into a burnout state.
• Scheduled - See “Scheduled Events” on page 116.
• User Counters - See “User Counters” on page 117.
• Max Mins (Reset) - A manual reset of the Max/Min values by the user can be used as a
cause to then trigger an effect. Max Min values can be reset in the process menu, see
“Max/Min” on page 190 .
• System - An occurrence in the system can be used as a cause to trigger an event
effect. System occurrences include Power On, Setup Change, Internal Memory Low,
Export Memory Low and FTP Memory Low. The system monitors the memory storage
levels and triggers the alert when the low level set is reached. To set the memory low
level go to the Edit Recording menu, go to “Storage Alarm” on page 150.
• User Action - Select a User Action for placing a Mark on the Chart as a cause to trigger
and event. Or add a Hot Button which can be displayed on an active Trend screen.
• • The Hot Button function, when active as a cause.
The user can click the Hot Button on the active screen
and the corresponding event (that the user needs to
set) will be triggered. The hot button will display on
active trend screens in top right of screen if enabled.
• Batch - Use a batch control as a cause to trigger an event effect. An event
cause can be set up so that when you Start, Stop or Pause a batch it will cause
an effect to occur. Batches work using groups of pens so when setting up an
event with a batch control as a cause you must assign a group of pens. See
“Groups” on page 142.
• TUS (Temperature uniformity Survey) - This will only be enabled if the AMS2750 TUS or
AMS2750 Process option has been enabled in the recorder credits menu. Select either
Start or Stop TUS. When a TUS is started or stopped this can be used to trigger and
effect. See “Appendix L: GR Series AMS2750 capabilities” on page 377
• AMS2750 Timer - This will only be enabled if the AMS2750 TUS or the AMS2750 Process option has been enabled in the recorder credits menu. Select TC Timers or Process
Timers as a cause and set the Alert Type to Warning or Expired. See “Appendix L:
GR Series AMS2750 capabilities” on page 377
• TC Health Monitor - TC Health Monitoring allows monitoring the health of a thermocouple using Event/Cause Effect system. Following errors can be generated on each channel of TC:-
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• • Active burnout almost failed on AI channel
• • Active burnout S/C detected on AI channel
• • Upscale burnout on AI channel
• • Downscale burnout on AI channel
• • Out of burnout on AI channel
Configure the event/effects for the above mentioned errors accordingly. The diagnostic
messages are logged in the recorder.
Scheduled Events
A scheduled event can be set up as a cause so that when a scheduled event occurs it triggers an effect. With scheduled events you can specify the time and date for something to
happen. Eg. A schedule can be setup every weekday at 12.00pm to send an Email.
• Enabled - Tick to enable
• Type - Scheduled
• Sub Type - Set Once, Interval, Specific Days or Month End
Once – This is a once only occurrence
Interval - A scheduled can be setup at timed intervals eg. every 12 hours.
Specific days - Select the day(s), time and how often (count) the schedule will occur
Eg. Friday at 12.00 with a count of 10 will carry on for 10 weeks or Monday through to
Friday at 12.00 with a count of 10 will carry on for two weeks.
Month End - If Month End is selected with a count of 10 it will carry on for 10 months.
The recorder refers to a built in calendar and clock and will schedule the event to occur
at midnight on the last day of each month.
• Date/Time - Only available when Once is selected as a Sub Type. Select the time and
date for a one off occurrence.
• Period - Only available when Interval is selected as a Sub Type. Set the time interval
for how often this event should occur, eg. every hour would be 1h:00m:00s
• Alignment - Only available when Interval is selected as a Sub Type. Select and enter a
value from the list to align the scheduled event at specific intervals. 
For certain applications it maybe desirable for a relatively fast schedule interval event,
for example every 10 minutes, to be aligned with a particular time. For example on the
hour.
When the alignment function is not used, the schedule interval starts immediately on
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committing the configuration. When the alignment function is used, the schedule interval starts when the first interval event coincides with a subsequent interval that lines up
with the desired alignment ie. Top of the hour.
Figure 4.9 Interval alignment
Time
1.00 1.10 1.20 1.30 1.40 1.50 2.00 2.10 2.20 2.30 2.40 2.50 3.00
non aligned
aligned to
the hour
Example of a schedule interval event
started at 17 minutes past the hour
Figure 4.9 shows if a 10 minutes schedule is required to align with a whole hour, and the
configuration is committed at 17 minutes past, the recorder will wait until 20 past before
starting the schedule interval. As starting at 20 past with 10 minute increments will ensure
alignment with a whole hour.
• Count - Only available when Interval, Specific Days or Month End are selected as a
Sub Type. This is how often you want this to occur. The recorder will carry on with this
schedule for the amount entered in the count. Eg. If 24 is entered into the count the
scheduled event will occur at the specified time for 24 hours. A count of zero will carry
on indefinitely.
• Days of the Week - Only available when Specific Days is selected as a Sub Type.
Select the days of the week when this scheduled event is to occur.
• Time of Day - Only available when Specific Days is selected as a Sub Type. Select the
Time Of Day when this scheduled event is to occur.
User Counters
User Counters are quite simply counters that are set up by the user. User Counters can be
used as a Cause to trigger an Event Effect. The User Counter information must be setup in
the before it can be used as a part of the event system. See “Counters Menu” on
page 126.
For a User Counter to be used as a Cause, a User Counter must already be set up and be
counting something. eg. a User Counter as an Effect of another Event.
An example of this could be:
First setup your counter in the Counters menu. Enable it, Name it, enter the number the
count will Start At and enter at what number it will Rollover and start again. See “Counters
Menu” on page 126.
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Event 1 has been set up with Cause 1 as a Scheduled interval every 30 seconds. The Effect
is that User Counter 1 is set to increment by 1. When the scheduled interval occurs, every
30 seconds, Counter 1 will increment by 1.
Event 1 example
Cause = Scheduled interval every 30 seconds
Effect = User Counter increments by 1
A second Event can then be set up using the User Counter Effect in Event 1 as the Cause
for Event 2. In this example the Cause will be triggered by User Counter 1 (in Event 1) reaching an count of 50. The Effect of this will be a Mark on Chart.
Event 2 example
Cause = User Counter 1 triggers at 50 increments
Effect = A Mark is placed on the Chart
In summary: every 30 seconds a scheduled interval will cause a counter to increment by 1.
When the increments reach 50 a mark will be placed on the Chart.
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Event Effects
• Enabled - Tick to enable
• Type – Choose from Mark on Chart, Logging, Totaliser, Digital Outputs, Alarm Ack,
Email, Screen Change, Print Screen, Counters, Max Mins (Reset), Chart Control, Clear
All Messages, Delayed Event, Script Timers, Play Sounds, Display Alert, Batch,
Reports and Update Tabular Readings.
Depending on the Type of effect selected the menus will change as follows:
• Mark on Chart - If a pen goes into an alarm state the effect would be a mark will be
placed on a chart and will display, for example: “Pen 2 Alm 1: Into Alarm (37)”. 
Select Marker Type as Preset to display a list of all available markers that have been
previously added to the recorder. To add Preset Markers go to “Preset Markers” on
page 127. 
Select the Marker Type as User Defined to add pen information using Embedded Process Variable.
Embedded Process Values
Adding Embedded Process Values in a Mark on Chart means you can display information
such as:
Table 4.5 : Embedded Process Variables
Variable
V
Value
T
Tag
Z
Zero range
S
Span range
U
Unit Text
time.v
Time in HH:MM:SS format
date.v
Date in DD:MM:YY format
td.v
name.v
id.v
serial.v
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Description
Time and Date in HH:MM:SS and DD:MM:YY format
recorder name
recorder ID
serial number
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.
Table 4.6 : Embedded examples
Text Entry
Function
Examples
[[P1.V]]
will embed the current Value of P1
<<16.233>>
[[P1.T]]
will embed the current Tag of P1
<<Pen 1>>
[[P1.Z]]
will embed the Zero point of P1
<<0>>
[[P1.S]]
will embed the span point of P1
<<100>>
[[P1.U]]
will embed the Unit text of P1
<<deg C>>
[[time.v]]
will embed the current time
<<11:51:23>>
[[date.v]]
will embed the current date
<<10:11:06>>
[[td.v]]
will embed the current time and date
<<11:51:23 10:11:0>>
[[name.v]]
will embed the current recorder name
<<Furnace1>>
[[id.v]]
will embed the current recorder ID
<<21>>
[[serial.v]]
will embed the recorder serial number
<<200034>>
[[BATMD1.v]]
will embed the batch mode. 1 = Running, 2 =
Stopped, 3 = Paused
<<Batch-1- 0001234
Stopped >>
[[BATMD1.t]]
will embed the batch name
<<Batch-1-0001234 Group
1>>
Batch mode is for each group BATMD1 to BATMD6. Used in embedded variables as
[[BATMD1.v]], will also allow the current batch name to be embedded using [[BATMD.t]].
Maths variables as embedded variables
Other information can be accessed by exchanging the Pn with the following variables, see
Figure 4.7.
Table 4.7 : more embedded variables
Syntax
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Syntax
Syntax
An
GLBVn
HPULn
BATMDn
HPC1
LPULn
BLKVn
INTHRS
RAn
CFFREE
IOC1
RTCOMPn
CJCn
LPC1
RTCALn
CJCnC
Pn
Tn
CVn
PnAnL
UC1
Dn
PnMINU
USB1FREE
DIOn
PnMAXU
USB2FREE
EC1
PSTVn
UV1
FTPHRS
PRC
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In Figure 4.12 is an example that shows pen information can be used as an embedded varaible.
An example for pen information, in Mark on Chart enter: [[name.v]] [[P1.T]] [[P1.V]]
[[P1.U]].
Figure 4.10 Embedded variables for pen information
This will display the marker as: Furnace1 Temperature is 14.81 Deg C.
If Pen 1 name is Furnace1, Tag is “Temperature”, the current value is 14.81, and the Unit
text is “Deg C”.
Embedded process variables can be used for Pen reports. See “Pen Report Syntax” on
page 156
Embedded variable are not case sensitive and spaces are allowed.
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Event Effects (continued)
• Logging - Is an event effect that can Start or Stop logging, enter which one in Sub
Type. From Selection Type choose either Multiple pens, Pen group or All Pens and
select the relevant pen(s) below.
• Totaliser - Is an event effect that can Start, Stop, Reset or Reset and Start a Totaliser in
Sub Type. From Selection Type choose either Multiple pens, Pen group or All Pens and
select the relevant pen(s) below.
• Digital Outputs - Is an event effect that can switch a Digital Output On or Off. Enter
which one in Sub Type and select the relevant relay output(s)
• Alarm Acknowledge - this is an effect of an event that can acknowledge a latched
alarm on a Single Pen, Pen Group or All pens. Select the pen and the number of alarm
to be acknowledged.
• Email – Is an event effect that will send an Email when triggered by a Cause. Eg.
Cause = Totaliser Starts, Effect = Email is sent.
• • Sub Type - Auto, Single Line User or Multiline User. Auto will enter what the
Event was eg. Scheduled or Alarm triggered. Single Line User can have up to
69 characters of text or use “Embedded Process Values” on
page 119. Multiline User can have up to 80 characters per line with up to
1000 characters including spaces, carriage returns and line feed in total. They
can also include embedded process variable. “Maths variables as
embedded variables” on page 120 can be used in an email.
• • Recipients - Enter email recipients from the list. If no email recipients are
present in the list, they must be entered first in the Email menu, see “Email”
on page 106.
• • Embed Screenshot - This feature allows a screen shot of the current screen to
be attached to an out-going email, the attachment is in bitmap (.bmp) format.
• • Email Text - Only available when Single Line User is selected as a Sub Type.
Enter text here to add a Mark on Chart when the Email is sent.
• • Email Template - Only available when Multiline User is selected. These are
sets of text scripts that can be pre-written and assigned to an Email. Select a
template from the list. To set up templates for multiline text, see “Email” on
page 106.
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Figure 4.11 Event Effect using a Template with Embedded values
• Screen Change - (or Backlight On/Off) Select Screen Change as an effect to change
the screen when triggered by an active alarm or sytem alert message. Eg. Pen 1 goes
into Alarm and the screen changes from a chart to a DPM screen where Alarm markers
are visible.
• • Backlight: select On or Off. When the Event is triggered the effect is to turn the
backlight to what state has been selected, On or Off. If an active alarm is triggered it will override this state as it has a higher priority.
• • Screen Name - select which screen will be the result of the Screen Change
effect, to now including non-process screens
• Print Screen – As an Effect, this will print the current screen when triggered by a
Cause. Eg. Cause = Digital turns on, Effect = Print Screen. To set up network printer
information see “Network Admin” on page 98.
• Counters - Counters can be used as an Effect of an Event to count an occurrence or to
reset different types of counters. A User Counter must be set up first before it can be
used as a part of an Event. See “Counters Menu” on page 126.
• • Enabled - Tick to enable Event
• • Type - Counters
• • Event Action - Increment will add by whatever value is entered in “Increment
By”. Reset will restart the counter to whatever number is entered in Reset To.
• • Sub Type - (only available when Reset is selected as the Event Action). Select
to reset User, Pulse, Events, Digital Inputs, Relay Outputs or Alarm counters.
Selecting any of these Sub-Types will activate the corresponding menu item(s)
so you can then specify the number of the Sub-Type to be reset. To view
counters using a maths equation, see “Maths Variable Table” on
page 322.
• • User Counters - (only available when Sub-Type is set to User). Select the
User Counter number to be used from the available list. Counters will only be
available if they have first been set up in the User Counters Menu.
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• • Increment By - (only available when Increment is selected as the Event
Action). Enter the number at which you want the counter to increment by when
the event cause is triggered.
• • Reset To - (only available when Reset is selected as the Event Action and
Sub-Type is set to User). Enter the number at which you want the counter to
reset to when the event cause is triggered.
• Max Mins Reset - Use this as an effect of an event to reset all Max Min values
• Chart Control - The chart activity can be controlled as an effect of an event. The chart
control options are; Pause, Stop, Resume, Clear and Prefill.
• • Pause - this will pause the chart until it is resumed. Resuming a paused chart
will display continuous chart data from when it had been paused. The chart can
be stopped if in a paused state. If the Event is disabled the chart will need to be
restarted using Resume as an event effect or by resetting the recorder.
• • Stop - this will stop the chart and no chart data will be displayed for the length
of time the chart is stopped. If a stopped chart is resumed there will be a gap in
the displayed chart data. If the Event is disabled the chart will need to be
restarted using Resume as an event effect or by resetting the recorder.
• • Resume - this can be used after the chart has been stopped or paused. The
chart data will continue from where it has been paused with no gaps displayed.
But if the chart has been stopped the displayed data will display a gap in data
until it is resumed
• • Clear - this will clear all the data from the chart being displayed. Data will not
be cleared if the chart has been stopped. This will not clear recorder data from
the memory, only the chart.
• • Prefill - this will clear the chart and then fill it with the current reading. A
stopped chart cannot be prefilled.
• Clear All Messages - this will clear all the messages in the message list. See “Mes-
sages Menu” on page 187.
• Delayed Event - This will allow one event to trigger one or more other events after a
specified period of time. The time period can be set in seconds from 1 to 3600 (1 hour). 
Select Delayed Event and select the event(s) this will apply to. Enter the time delay.
• Script Timers - Script timers provide 20 independent timers to be used as desired, previously control and access of script timers was limited to maths functions for use in
script but this has now been extended allowing the timers to be controlled using the
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event system, allowing them to be stopped, started and reset. Script timers can also be
viewed in “Script Timers” on page 192 . Access to timers via the Maths scripting
feature is still available, see Table 14.4 on page 327.
• Play Sound - Sound effects can be used to alert the user that an event effect has
occurred. Set the Sub Type to Start to reveal two more menu options, Sound name and
Play Mode. The user can pick from a list of 20 different sounds these can be configured
to play a single time or repeat continuously. Please be aware that continuous mode
will repeat continuously until a corresponding “stop” event is triggered for that
sound. Also like ring tones the sounds themselves can be replaced on the recorder
with custom sounds. To update the sounds see “Update Sounds” on page 173.
• Display Alert - Display alert as an event effect – this feature is available from within the
event system where the Alert Display can be used as an event effect to display a preset
or user defined marker. 
Select Message Type as Preset to display a list of all available markers that have been
previously added to the recorder. To add Preset Markers go to “Preset Markers” on
page 127. Select the Message Type as User Defined to enter your own text. 
For more information on the Alert system and how to customise it see “Error Alert”
on page 129.
• Batch - Batch controls can be used as the effect of an event occurring. An
event cause must be set up so that the effect of the event is to Start, Stop or
Pause a batch. Batches work using groups of pens so when setting up an
event with a batch control as a cause you must assign a group of pens. Up to
32 Pens in any single batch group. See “Groups” on page 142.
• Reports - A report can be created as an effect of an event. Reports can be generated
on a periodical basis using event system to show daily/weeks/monthly totals, max mins,
averages etc. the reports can be printed, e-mailed as attachments or exported to external media. A batch report for a Temperature Uniformity Survey can be produced. Before
a report can be run the report details must be entered in “Reports Menu” on
page 153.
• Update Tabular Readings - Triggering this event causes the tabular display to update
and show the latest set of readings.
• Enter Replay Screen - An event can be set so that the effect is to change the screen to
enter the Replay Screen.
• Exit Replay Screen - An event can be set so that the effect is to change the screen so
that the recorder will Exit the Replay Screen.
• Change Chart Speed - An event can be set so that the effect is to change the Change
Chart Speed. The speed of the chart can be set in the Sub Type section for Fast
(6000mm/h), Medium (120mm/h) or Slow(10mm/h). When that event gets triggered,
selected chart speed will be set to the current active screen.
Event triggering from scripts
• Trigger an Event: This feature allows any enabled event with an enabled effect (does
not have to have any causes enabled) to be triggered from within the scripting system
using the following function, TRIGE[x] where x is the event 1 to 20.
• Clear Event: Once an event is triggered using scripting the event is locked and cannot
be triggered again from scripts until the lock is cleared using the clear event function
CLRE[x] where x is the event number 1 to 20. This prevent successive executions retriggering the same event. As a further measure to avoid the system being overloaded
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by events from within the script system, each time an event is triggered from within a
script it will apply a 1 second automatic lock preventing the same event from being triggered more then once a second, irrespective of the CLRE[x] being called for that event.
• Set/clear a digital output:: This feature allows a digital output to be set or cleared from a
script, using the function SETD[x,y] where x is the digital output 1 to 49 (where 49 is the
power relay) and y is the value 1 to set or 0 to clear. The function will return the value
set if successful, if not successful it will return -1.0, this would be caused by trying to set
and digital input rather then output.
See, Table 14.2, “Maths Function Table,” on page 324.
Counters Menu
(Main Menu > Configure > Setup > Edit Setup > Events/Counters > Counters)
Up to 16 User Counters are available and can be used as a part of the Events system. User
Counters can be set up as a Cause or an Effect of an Event.
Setup a User Counter
Select the next available Counter number.
• Enabled - In the Counter # menu tick to Enable.
• Name - Name the counter for ease of identification.
• Start At - Enter the number at which you want the counter to Start At
• Rollover - Enter the number at which you want the counter to Rollover At. The default
maximum Rollover value is 3.3e+38. When the count reaches the rollover number
entered it will restart the count from your Start At number
Once a User Counter is setup it has to be assigned something to count eg. as a part as an
Event. See “User Counters” on page 117.
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Preset Markers
(Main Menu > Configure > Setup > Edit Setup > Events/Counters > Preset Markers)
Set up marker text that can be used to mark the chart as a part of an Event Effect or manual
added from the process screen as a Mark on Chart.
The mark on chart functionality has been extended to include the use of 20 separate preset
markers. With some markers configured when using mark on chart the user has the option
of starting with blank text, the previously entered text or one of the preset markers. Preset
markers are also used in the Mark on chart effect and the Alert system effect. See “Error
Alert” on page 129.
To add text to a marker, select the next available marker and enter the text via the on screen
keypad. Hit the tick mark to accept the text and then go to Finish to confirm.
Time Sync
(Main Menu > Configure > Setup > Edit Setup > Events/Counters > Time Sync)
This provides Time Synchronisation on recorders on a Digital Input.
• Enabled - Select the tick to enable Time Sync.
• Trigger - When recorder receives the Digital Input and there is a state change,
i.e. On or OFF, then the recorder time will be synchronized to the nearest hour.
• Digital Input - Choice the input pulse through one of the channels supported (1
to 4). Time sync will only happen on the configured channel when digital input
is received on that configured channel.
Once the time synchronization is complete, message will be send in the system messages
to show time changed on digital input. This will notify the user that system time has been
synchronized to the nearest hour due to digital input. Time synchronisation is, at best, precise to +/- 1 second.
Time changes (eg. daylight saving)
During resetting the time or updating the time change in the recorder, no data gets collected
during this interval and a system message will show evidence of time change. In the case
of daylight saving, if recorder clock is behind the hour, there will be a gap in data collection.
For example, when recorder receives the digital input and there is a state change, the recorders system clock is showing 11.58 AM, i.e. behind the hour then there will be a gap of
2 minutes in data collection as the time will be synchronized to the nearest hour. 
If recorder clock is ahead of the hour then there will be duplicate data entry. For example,
when recorder receives the digital input and there is a state change, the recorders system
clock is showing 12.02 PM, i.e. ahead of the hour then there will be a duplicate data entry
of 2 minutes as the time will be synchronized to the nearest hour. The data collected before
synchronization will be preserved.
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General Menu
(Main Menu > Configure > Setup > Edit Setup > General)
From this screen select the buttons required for General recorder configuration.
• Identity - Unique recorder information; Name, Description and ID. See “Identity” on
page 128
• Error Alert - Setup and customise the Alert box information. See “Error Alert” on
page 129.
• Factory - This menu contains Credits (for activating recorder options), Firmware
Upgrade, Calibration, Demo Traces, Reset Setup and Localisation. See “Factory”
on page 131
• Batch - The Batch menu is for entering the Batch requirements for starting a new
batch, including using a Barcode reader. “Batch Menu” on page 138 .
• Printer - The Printer menu allows configuration for setting up a printer. See “Printer
Menu” on page 141 .
• Groups - Groups of Pens can be specified and named with a Group name or number.
See “Groups” on page 142.
When the configuration is complete select the Finish button to Commit, Discard or Commit
Later. Select the Back button to return to the previous menu.
Identity
(Main Menu > Configure > Setup > Edit Setup> General > Ident)
Unique recorder information.
• Name - Enter the recorder’s name. Maximum characters 32
• Description - Enter a description for the recorder using the on-screen keyboard. Maximum characters 64
• ID - This is a unique 4 digit identifier specific to this recorder. It is advised to change the
ID as all recorders will default to 0001. If Modbus communications are used, it is highly
recommended to use the same number as the Modbus slave ID.
When the configuration is complete select the Finish button to Commit, Discard or Commit
Later. Select the Back button to return to the previous menu.
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Error Alert
(Main Menu > Configure > Setup > Edit Setup >General > Error Alert)
A new alert system has been implemented to allow on screen alerts to be displayed for serious errors and for early warning on potentially serious issues like available media space.
When an alert is detected a large message box will be displayed on the screen, it has a
flashing border for which colours are user defined and will display the current error state. An
acknowledge button is available and a re-flash can be set to warn the user again if the error
condition is not rectified.
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• Error Types - The following conditions are available to be enabled:
• • Network Unplugged (will detect hub/switch failure also)
• • Internal Memory Alarm – Display when internal memory is going to start overwriting non-exported data within a defined period of time. Storage Alarm level
must be set.
• • Export Alarm – Where external media capacity will run out within a defined
period of time. Storage Alarm level must be set.
• • Media Missing – External media is missing so a scheduled export is not possible.
• • FTP Memory Low - Display when internal memory is going to start overwriting
non-FTP’d data within a defined period of time. Storage Alarm level must be
set.
• • CJC Missing – CJC Sensor is not plugged into AI Card.
• • TC Burnout - A TC burnout has been detected.
Storage Alarm Levels need to be set as to when the system is alerted that the three different memory areas as low. This is done in the Edit Recording menu, go to “Storage Alarm”
on page 150
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• Border Colour - Use the on-screen colour palette to change the message border colour.
• Background Colour - Use the on-screen colour palette to change the message background colour.
• Auto Clear - When Auto clear is switched on the recorder will automatically detect if
something has been done to rectify the problem and the message will disappear. Eg if
the removable external storage media being used for a scheduled export is full and is
replaced with media that has sufficient memory available then the error alert box will
disappear. If Auto Clear is switched off you will be required to press OK on the screen
error alert message
• Enable Reflash - If Reflash is enabled and a time set the error alert message will
appear again at the time specified until the error is resolved. With Reflash enabled
pressing the OK button on the screen message will only make the message disappear
until the next reflash time occurs.
• Reflash Time - Set this to how often you want the error alert message to repeat until
the problem is solved.
When the configuration is complete select the Finish button to Commit, Discard or Commit
Later. Select the Back button to return to the previous menu.
Display alert as an event effect
This feature is available from within the event system where the Alert Display can be used
as an event effect to display a preset or user defined marker. See “Event Effects (continued)” on page 122.
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Factory
(Main Menu > Configure > Setup > Edit Setup> General > Factory)
The Factory menu contains information on the Firmware Credit System, Upgrading the recorder Firmware, CJC and Analogue Input Card Calibration, Demo Traces, Reset Setup
function and a Localisation menu.
• Credits - The Credit menu contains the Serial no. of the recorder, how many credits are
available, displays the Options Code and lists what Firmware Options are currently
active. See “Credits” on page 131
• FW Upgrade - The Firmware Upgrade button allows new versions of the recorder
firmware to be loaded into the recorder. See “Firmware Upgrade” on page 132
• Calibration - Analogue In and CJC Calibration can be performed per slot (card). See
“Calibration” on page 132
• Demo Traces - A set of demo traces are available for demonstration or simulation purposes. See “Demo Traces” on page 135
• Reset Setup - Select this to clear the current setup. A Warning message will appear
before activating the reset. See “Resets” on page 136.
• Localisation - Set up the recorder for native language use and global settings. See
“Localisation” on page 136
• Media Config - contains the list of Storage media with Save and Load Options. See
“Media Config” on page 137 .
When the configuration is complete select the Finish button to Commit, Discard or Commit
Later. Select the Back button to return to the previous menu.
Credits
(Main Menu > Configure > Setup > Edit Setup> General > Factory > Credits)
The Credit menu contains the Serial No. of the recorder, how may credits are available, displays the Options Code and lists what Firmware Options are currently active.
• Serial No. - read only and cannot be edited.
• Credits - read only and cannot be edited. It displays the number of Credits available to
activate additional firmware functionality.
• Options Code - The Options code is a unique coded number for this recorder that contains information that enables certain functionality including the total credit value.
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• Options - This displays how many credits are currently in use. Select this to produce a
list of Firmware options available and their credit values. Toggle each option On or Off
to enable the feature within the recorder. If there are not enough credits available. More
credits are available from your supplier. For a complete lists of all the firmware options
and their functionality see Table 7.1, “Firmware Options,” on page 241
Firmware Upgrade
(Main Menu > Configure > Setup > Edit Setup> General > Factory > FW Upgrade
The Firmware Upgrade button allows new versions of the recorder firmware to be loaded
into the recorder via a USB key or a SD card. The file type required to upgrade the Firmware
has the file extension .xsu. Contact Honeywell for more information. Firmware downloads
are available from http://www.honeywellprocess.com
Insert the SD card or USB key with the latest revision of Firmware (.xsu file format) and
press the FW Upgrade button. The recorder will scan and check the files on the external device with the current version running in the recorder. Any later version files on the external
device are copied into the recorder.
If there is no external media fitted or the file is corrupt a Firmware installation dialog will appear. If this occurs check the file is the correct format (.xsu). Secondly download the file to
another SD card or USB key.
See “Storage Media Format” on page 184 for formatting information of SD cards and
USB keys. SD card is available as a credit option for the eZtrend GR.
Note. The network share folder cannot be used to upgrade firmware remotely. Firmware upgrade needs to be done locally using local USB or local SD card.
To check the firmware upgrade has been successful, see the Status Menu, “General” on
page 195.
Calibration
(Configure > Setup > Edit Setup> General > Factory > Calibration)
Cards will be calibrated in the factory. All ranges are factory calibrated and set to the default
range of +/-12V. Table 4.9, “Calibration Input range table,” on page 134.
Date & Type of last calibration is stored in “Maintenance” on page 198.
Analogue In and CJC Calibration can be performed per slot (card). Select the AI or CJC calibration button to go to the next menu.
Recommend use of CJC Clips and the Rear Cover to help maintain a uniform temperature
around the terminal blocks and cold junction when using thermocouple actuations.
AI Calibration
In this menu there is a button for each Analogue Input card fitted in the recorder. Calibration
is done per channel.
Cards may be reset to original ‘factory’ cal, i.e. a card holds two sets of calibration constants
(factory & user) for all ranges. Table 4.9, “Calibration Input range table,” on page 134.
Factory Cal - The recorder is calibrated in the factory. These are pre-stored calibration values that cannot be changed by the user. If the recorder is re-calibrated to a User Cal the
factory values can be restored at any time.
User Cal - User calibration can be applied at any time. To meet the accuracy values specified (see “Input Range Performance Accuracy Table” on page 312.), calibration
source should be accurate to 0.01% full scale or better.
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On initial power up the Factory Cal and the User Cal are the same.
The AI Calibration menu displays a button for each Analogue Input card fitted.
• Select the desired slot button and select the Range required to be calibrated from the
drop down list eg.+/-50V.
• Each card has channels numbered 1 to 8. Underneath each channel is the type of calibration.
• Select the button below the corresponding channel number and select the type of calibration from the list, in this case Recalibrate. The Recalibrate icon will appear under
that channel.
Table 4.8 : Analogue In Calibration
Calibration Type
Factory
User
Recalibrate
Recalibrate All
Factory All
• The Calibration Positive Range box appears with instructions to connect the top limit of
the input range. Once this is done press the Calibrate button. Next, the Calibration Negative Range box appears instructing the user to apply the bottom range limit. When this
is done press the Calibrate button.
• When the calibration is complete the icon changes to the User cal icon under the channel to show that the channel is using the user cal.
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Calibration Input Ranges
This table shows which input range is used for each input type.
Table 4.9 : Calibration Input range table
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Input Type
Input Range
K Type TC
50mV
R Type TC
25mV
S Type TC
25mV
B Type TC
10mV
J Type TC
50mV
T Type TC
25mV
E Type TC
100mV
N Type TC
50mV
C (W5) Type TC
50mV
G (W) Type TC
50mV
Chrome Copel
50mV
L Type TC
50mV
M Type TC
50mV
P (Platinel)
100mV
D Type TC
50mV
PT100 RTD
100mV
PT200 RTD
250mV
PT500 RTD
500mV
PT1000 RTD
1000mV
Nickel 100
100mV
Nickel 120
100mV
Cu10
50mV
Cu53
50mV
200 Ohms
50mV
500 Ohms
100mV
1000 Ohms
250mV
4000 Ohms
1000mV
0-20mA
250mV
4-20mA
250mV
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CJC Calibration
For Thermocouple Input calibration only.
There is a single CJC sensor for each AI card, but the temperature across the connector will
not be constant. The CJC calibration allows the user to compensate for temperature gradient.
In this menu there is a button for each slot for Cold Junction Calibration. Calibration is performed per slot/card.
• Select the desired slot button. If a CJC connector is not fitted a message box will
appear.
• The CJC temperature reading is displayed in the CJ Temp column.
• If the known temperature is different to the recorder’s reading an Offset can be entered
to make an adjustment to future values. The Cold Junction temperature should be
measured at the point where the thermocouple is connected in the terminal block.
Ensure the measured temperature is accurate to within 0.1C.
• Enter the difference between the CJ Temp on the recorder and the measured reading
as the Offset Value. The offset is added to all future readings and displayed in the Calibrated CJ Temp column.
• The Measured Temp column will display the actual temperature using the Calibrated
CJC Temp, on channels with T/C fitted. For more details of how a thermocouple works,
refer to “Appendix C: Thermocouple Connections” on page 337 .
• Select the tick box to go back and the Finish button to Commit, Discard or Commit
Later.
Demo Traces
(Main Menu > Configure > Setup > Edit Setup> General > Factory > Demo Traces)
A set of demo traces available for demonstration or simulation purposes when no Analogue
cards are fitted.
Options for each demo trace are:
• No Simulation - Demo traces are deactivated and no simulation traces are
available.
• Simulate if board not fitted - Simulation is activated when an Analogue In card is
not fitted in one of the top two slot positions. Configure the Demo Setup in
“Analogue In Menu” on page 73.
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Resets
(Main Menu > Configure > Setup > Edit Setup> General > Factory > Resets)
Setup
This will remove the current setup from the recorder and return to the default setup. When
you select this button the “Reset Setup Warning” box will appear with a message: “Are you
sure you want to clear your current setup? This is irreversible and will restart the recorder”. Select OK to reset the setup or Cancel to ignore and return to the Factory menu.
Layout
This will remove the current layouts from the recorder and return to the default layout. When
you select this button the “Reset Layout Warning” box will appear with a message: “Are
you sure you want to clear your current layouts? This is irreversible and will restart
the recorder”. Select OK to reset the layouts or Cancel to ignore and return to the Factory
menu.
Data
This will remove all log and chart data from the recorder. When you select this button the
“Reset Data Warning” box will appear with a message: “This will delete ALL log and
chart data, taking approx 80s to complete and will restart during the process”. Select
OK to reset the data or Cancel to ignore and return to the Factory menu.
Reset All
This will remove the current setup, current layouts and chart and log data from the recorder
and return to the default setup. When you select this button the “Reset All Warning” box
will appear with a message: “This will reset all data including setups, layouts, and chart
and log data. This is irreversible and will restart the recorder. Are you sure you wish
to continue?”. Select OK to Reset All or Cancel to ignore and return to the Factory menu.
Localisation
(Main Menu > Configure > Setup > Edit Setup > General > Factory > Localisation)
Set up the recorder for native language use and global settings including:
• Language - Select native language menu prompts from list. For French and German
the corresponding keyboard layout will be selected.
• Help Language - Select native language for Help Files, currently English only available.
• Time Zone - Select the corresponding time zone from the drop down list.
• Daylight Saving - Toggle On or Off to activate daylight saving, if applicable. When the
time zone is selected and daylight saving is active the recorder will change the daylight
saving hour automatically. The date this occurs depends on the time zone selected.
Some time zones do not have daylight saving. Data being recorded will be affected,
either with a 1 hour gap of data or a 1 hour overlap of data.
• Temp.Units - Select the Temperature Units that the recorder is set to for temperature
measurement. Pen scale units may need to be changed accordingly. See Pen Scale.
• Line Hz – Toggle between 50Hz or 60Hz. Mains power frequency. Used to optimise
analogue input filtering. Note: The default value is set based on the model number but
can be changed here.
• Paper Size - Switch between A4 or Letter
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Media Config
(Main Menu > Configure > Setup > Edit Setup > General > Factory > Media Config)
This menu contains the list of Storage media with Save and Load Options.
Enable this option if you want to allow user to access specified storage drive or disable (X)
if you want to restrict user from accessing the device.
Load NAS, Save NAS - Only available if “User Share Path” is enabled in the Network Admin screen,
see “Network Admin” on page 98.
NOTE: If device is already configured for Scheduled Export or Report then user will not be
able to restrict access to that device. For restricting access to that media device user need
to go Scheduled Export or Report and change the Export device.
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Batch Menu
(Configure > Setup > Edit Setup> General > Batch))
Batch is a firmware option that can be activated from “Credits” on page 131.
The Batch function allows the user to segment portions of data for further analysis. Setting
up a batch requires information to identify and control batches of data. Batch data can also
be paused, for viewing, and resumed. A batch can be aborted at any time, if so this will not
register as a batch; a batch is only complete when it has been stopped.
This Batch menu is the setup menu where you can configure all the Batch and Group properties before starting a batch.
Concurrent Batch Mode
Batch mode has changed to allow concurrent batches, where each batch is associated with
a group, so all pens within Group 1 will belong to the batch that is controlled by Group 1.
Screens can now be set to display groups, in this mode only messages associated with that
group (i.e. pens within that group, or batch messages for that group) will be shown on the
chart.
Remember when you have set up your batch requirements you need to assign pens to the
batch group. Up to 32 Pens in any single batch group.
Ctr. Reset button will produce a warning
dialog asking if you want to reset all
counters. When a group is selected then
the counters can be reset by group.
General Batch Properties
• Pause Chart@Finish - Enable this if you require the chart to be paused at the end of
the batch. The chart will restart when another batch is started for that group.
• Start Log @ Start - Enable this if you require logging to start when the batch starts.
Batch logging control – Pen logging can be controlled by batch start and stop, the stop
and start logging can be independently controlled so a batch could start the pens logging but choose not to stop them logging when the batch stops, or start logging independently of a batch but have all pens stop logging when a batch stops. Only pens
within the group of the associated batch will be controlled.
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• Stop Log @ Finish - Enable this if you require logging to stop when the batch ends.
See Start Log @ Start for details.
• Allow Direct Input - Enable this to allow the Batch control properties (listed below) to
be edited directly from the batch control screen. A barcode reader can be plugged into
the front of the recorder and the barcodes scanned in directly.
NOTICE
List driven data fields – The next 5 fields are available for data entry associated with a
batch. The names can be overridden to suite the end user application, all fields are now
69 character long with the exception of the User ID which is 20. A pre-defined list of up
to 30 items can be configured to allow users to select input for these fields from a list
rather than type them in every time. E.g. a user might have 8 different products running
though the same process, these can be pre-configured so when starting a batch the
user can pick from a list of products. The pre-defined lists have to be enabled in the individual group screen, eg. Show *** List.
Sets of functions are available to retrieve the list index from within Maths, allowing state
based processing during user selection. See Figure 14.1, “Maths Variable Table,”
on page 322.
• Name Props. - Enter the name of the batch name and setup a list of additional names
to appear as a pick list as a part of the Batch Control screen, see “Batch Setup/
Batch Groups” on page 180 .
• User ID Props. - Enable this to make this a requirement when starting a new batch. The
User ID display name can be renamed and a list of additional names can be setup to
appear as a pick list during the Batch Control setup. If Passwords are active on the
recorder then the User ID page will be skipped for user entry and the name of the person logged in through the password system will be automatically entered.
• Field 1 Props. - Defaults to Lot. Enable this to make this a requirement when starting a
new batch. The Lot number display name can be renamed and a list of additional
names can be setup to appear as a pick list during the Batch Control setup. The addition list names will not appear in a drop down list in the Batch Control screen unless you
enable Show “n” List in the group properties menu. See “Group #.” on page 140
• Field 2 Props. - Defaults to Description. Same as Field 1 Props but for Description.
• Field 3 Props. - Defaults to Comment. Same as Field 1 Props but for Comment.
• Single Screen Batch - The Single Screen Batch allows you to view and enter all
the batch details on a single screen. If this is not selected the Batch Wizard will
enable separate screens to enter the same information. The batch fields are:
Batch Name, User Id, Lot Number, Description and Comment are available for
viewing and entering details on a single page using the Single Screen batch
enabled, if disabled a separate screen will be required for each field. See
“Batch Setup/Batch Groups” on page 180 
The Lot number is unique for each batch on a recorder and can be modified by
the User. The Lot number starts at 1 and increments by 1 or can be selected
from a predefined list. This is irrespective of whether the user is using Batch
Wizard or Single Screen Batch to enter the batch details. Groups must be set
up, see “Groups” on page 142.
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Group #.
In the Batch menu select a Group #
• Auto Pop. Wizard - When enabled this will automatically populate the Batch Control
screen with the properties entered into that specific Group.
• Auto Pop Name - This is the name of the group that will have it’s properties populate
the Batch Control screen
• Zero Pad Count - This refers to the amount of zeros that will be added to the embedded batch counter. Eg. BATCH -2 -[[GC.000001]]. This has to have the same amount of
digits to accommodate the largest number the counter will reach, which will be the Rollover value. If this is not enabled the leading zeros will not be shown.
• Ctr. Start - This refers to the number at which the batch counter will start.
• Ctr. Increment - This is how much the counter will increase or increment by.
• Ctr. Rollover - Enter the number at which you want the counter to reach before it starts
again.
• Show *name* List - (only appears when Auto Pop Wizard is off). Enable this to allow
any additional list item names to appear in a drop down list in the Batch Process
screen. *See below.
• Show User *ID* List - enable this to allow any addition list item id’s to appear in a drop
down list in the Batch Process screen. *See below.
• Show Lot No. List - Add a batch Lot No., if required (up to 11 characters)
• Show Desc List - Enter a description of what the batch is (up to 17 characters)
• Show Comment List - Add any further comments
NOTE: Batch mode no longer operates on pens that do not belong in a group, so when upgrading to the new version existing users need to add pens to a group to use the batch functionality.
Batch process screen
To show a batch related process screen the screen must be configured to display the group
being used for that batch. Under the message count icon it will show the current status for
the batch related to that group. The message list status bar will also show the Batch name,
state and group name in rotation with the date/time display. An extra button is now available
within the message button on the status bar to show the current status of the batches for all
groups.
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Note: on non batch screens the message list icon no longer shows the batch state as there
are potentially 6 batches running in different states
Printer Menu
(Configure > Setup > Edit Setup> General > Printer)
The Printer function is a firmware option that is selectable from the Factory menu > “Credits” on page 131. The screens that currently can be printed are all Status screens, Message lists, Process screens and Replay screens.
The printer network information should be entered prior to printing, see “Network Admin”
on page 98. If the information is not entered in the Network Admin menu a dialog box will
appear prompting you to enter Username, Password and Domain. Entering this information
into the dialog will not populate the Network Admin menu. It is recommended that you fill in
this information into the Network Admin menu as it will not be affected by Firmware upgrades in the recorder.
The Printer menu allows configuration for setting up a printer. The printer option displays a
Print button from various screens using a basic USB standard PCL (Printer Command Language) printer. For details on suitable printer types see “Print Support (USB 2.0)” on
page 44.
• Allow Printing - Tick to enable On and Off
• Paper Size - Toggles between A4 and Letter
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• Orientation - Toggles between Landscape and Portrait
• Printer Name - Enter the printer name as found on the network. For a local printer that
is connected directly to the recorder via USB, ensure the printer name is set to the
default (LPT1:). If the printer is to be a network connected printer the printer name
would be the IP address or network path to the printer, so a configuration like
“\\pa62NT001\printer name” might be used.
• Colour Printer - Tick if a colour printer is being used for the screen capture facility.
Screen captures can be printed as an Effect of an Event. See “Events - Cause
and Effect” on page 113.
If in doubt, contact your IT Administrator for advice.
When complete go to Finish > Commit to implement the new set up
Groups
(Configure > Setup > Edit Setup> General > Groups)
This menu is used for re-naming the groups. Groups are used as a part of the concurrent
batch system. Each batch is associated with a group, pens are assigned to a group and all
the pens within group 1 will belong to the batch that is controlled by group 1. See “Batch
Menu” on page 138. Up to 32 Pens in any single batch group.
The same pen can only be associated with one group. To add a pen to a Group see “Pens
Menu” on page 84.
Groups of pens can also be used in order to:
• Acknowledge Alarms in pen groups
• Reset Max/Min, Reset Max or Reset Min in pen groups
• Start, Stop and Reset Totals in pen groups
When the configuration is complete select the Finish button to Commit, Discard or Commit
Later. Select the Back button to return to the previous menu.
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Screen Menu
Screen Setup
(Main Menu > Configure > Setup > Edit Setup> Screen)
Set up the recorder’s screen configuration.
• Screen Saver - In this menu you can configure the Screen Saver functions. See
“Screen Saver” on page 143
• Charts - In this menu you can set the Fast, Medium and Slow chart speeds. See
“Charts” on page 144
• Brightness - Adjust the brightness of the screen using the instant brightness slider.
See “Brightness” on page 145
• Tabular Display - Configure Tabular Screen Display.
When the configuration is complete select the Finish button to Commit, Discard or Commit
Later. Select the Back button to return to the previous menu.
Screen Saver
(Main Menu > Configure > Setup > Edit Setup> Screen > Screen Saver)
Configure the screen display and Screen Saver functions. The default state for the Screen
Saver is disabled. The Screen Saver function helps to reduce backlight wear. When active,
the back light is off and nothing on the display is visible. The screen saver will not function
in Setup Menus or in test mode.
• Enabled - Toggle On and Off.
• Timeout - Only available when the Screen Saver function is active. This is how long the
Screen Saver will display on the screen. Programmable between 1 and 720 minutes in
software, when disabled the screen will remain on permanently (enter 0 to disable).
• Saver Type - Only available when the Screen Saver function is active. This is set to
Normal.
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• Dim Saver - Only available when the Screen Saver function is active. Dim Saver will
help to increase the life of the backlight and lower the screen brightness for night time
use. Use Saver Brightness or Off Always.
• Saver Level - Only available when the Dim Saver function is set to Use Saver Brightness. Select this to use the instant dimming slider which lowers the screen brightness.
Default screen brightness is 80%. Adjustable between 10% and 100% of full brightness.
Normal backlight MTBF at 100% brightness is 50,000 hours at 100% brightness (oprerating at 25For backlight life and brightness see “Specification Tables” on
page 307
When the configuration is complete select the Finish button to Commit, Discard or Commit
Later. Select the Back button to return to the previous menu.
Note. Once you enable the screen saver it will not turn off the backlight if at the time of the
Timeout there is a pen in alarm. The screen will stay on until the alarm is gone and the Timeout is passed. Once the Saver is active and screen is Dark (backlight is off), it will turn back
on if a pen goes into alarm.
Exit Screen Saver
If the screen saver is active on the recorder, any of the following will deactivate the screen
saver:
• User touches the recorder screen.
• Any USB device is plugged in or unplugged.
• On alarm - An alarm is triggered, the unit will not return to screen saver till the alarm
state is inactive and another screen saver time-out period has expired.
Charts
(Main Menu > Configure > Setup > Edit Setup> Screen > Charts)
The Chart Speed sets how fast, in mm/hr the chart moves across the screen. The recorder
has 11 different chart speeds. There are 3 categories that can be set; Slow, Medium and
Fast. From each of those categories the actual speed of the chart can be selected.
Figure 4.12 Strip Chart Speed selection
Fast Speed
Medium Speed
Slow Speed
• Fast Speed – 60mm/h, 120mm/h, 300mm/h, 600mm/h 1200mm/h and 6000mm/h
• Medium Speed - 10mm/h, 20mm/h, 30mm/hr, 60mm/hr and 120mm/h
• Slow Speed – 1mm/h, 5mm/h and 10mm/h, 20mm/h
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Once the charts speeds have been set up in the strip for circular chart menu go to a process
screen displaying data on a chart and touch the screen. This will activate the Settings menu
in the top right of the screen, select this to display the 3 categories set. See “Chart
Speeds” on page 235.
Circular Chart Speed Selection
Circ Fast Speed – the required to fill circular chart data in 1 hr.
Circ Med Speed - the required to fill circular chart data in 1 day.
Circ Slow Speed – the required to fill circular chart data in 1 week.
Hour Alignment – the alignment hour for daily charts
Day Alignment – the alignment day (Sunday = 0, Monday = 1, etc.) for week charts.
When the configuration is complete select the Finish button to Commit, Discard or Commit
Later. Select the Back button to return to the previous menu.
Brightness
(Main Menu > Configure > Setup > Edit Setup> Screen > Brightness)
Set the recorder’s screen brightness using the instant brightness slider. Default screen
brightness is 80%. Adjustable between 10% and 100% of full brightness.
Set the brightness level, tick to agree, then go to Finish, Commit to permanently apply the
change.
For information on increasing the display life by reducing backlight brightness see “Backlights” on page 301.
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Tabular Display
(Main Menu > Configure > Setup > Edit Setup> Screen > Tabular Display
• Update Method - Periodic or Event
• Update Period - Configuration of periodic display can be set from 10 seconds (default)
per update to 86400 secs (or 1440 minutes = 1 day) per update, this will show a new
line of data readings at this elapsed time period.
• Alignment - an align configuration would be provided to align the tabular display to the
nearest minute or hour.
Tabular Screen
Main Menu > Screen > Edit > Screens 
(or Main Menu > Configure > Layout > Edit > Screens.
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A Tabular screen will display tabular readings in lines from top to bottom of the screen, with
the latest readings at the top of the screen.
The template will auto size for Minitrend, eZtrend and Multitrend recorders, allowing 6
pen values per line for a Minitrend and eZtrend , and 12 pen values per line for an Multitrend . Spacing will be fixed so that there will always be room for 6 and 12 per line on default
screens, custom screens can be created to display more.
Up to 32 pens can be configured to be displayed on the tabular display screen as with other
canned screens.
An Event Effect can be setup whereby the tabular readings can be updated each time it was
triggered.
If the recorder is put into Replay mode the standard chart replay screen will be shown.
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Edit Recording
(Main Menu > Configure > Setup > Edit > Recording)
Scheduled, see below
“Storage Bias” on page 149
“Storage Alarm” on page 150
“Pre-Trigger” on page 151
“Export Format” on page 152
Scheduled
(Main Menu > Configure > Setup > Edit > Recording > Scheduled)
Set up Scheduled exports to transfer data at timed intervals, from internal flash memory to
externally attached devices, SD card or USB storage key. SD card is available as a credit
option for the eZtrend GR.
Note. The use of the network folder for Scheduled export is not recommended since network
connectivity and network problems could result in the risk of missing data due to the Scheduled export not being performed at the scheduled time and the folder. It is advisable to use
other media (USB, SD card) for scheduled export.
See “Recording Methodology” on page 184 and “Storage Media Format” on
page 184.
Select the Scheduled button to reveal the scheduled menu.
Schedule Export - Tick to enable.
Export Device - Select the device you wish to export data to. USB1 is the first USB device
to be fitted and USB2 is the second one fitted, front or rear of the recorder. SD card is available as a credit option for the eZtrend GR.
A network share path may be available here if configured, but use USB or SD card for scheduled export if possible. See note above.
Update Period - Select how often you wish data to be exported from the list provided; 10,
30 minutes, 1, 2, 12 or 24 hours.
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Log Messages - Tick to add a message to the messages list when a scheduled export has
been performed
Mark Chart - Only active when Log Messages is enabled. Tick to mark the chart when a
scheduled export has been performed.
When the configuration is complete select the Finish button to Commit, Discard or Commit
Later. Select the Back button to return to the previous menu.
If a manual Export Now is in progress during the time when a Scheduled export is to occur,
the scheduled export will hold off until the manual export is finished.
Storage Bias
(Main Menu > Configure > Setup > Edit > Recording > Storage Bias)
An adjustable slider can be used to determine how much internal flash memory is allocated
for storing chart data and how much internal flash memory is allocated to storing logged data. The User can adjust the slider to increase and decrease the internal flash memory storage allocation.
Displayed under the Total Available Space bar is the amount of internal flash memory allocated to chart and log data. This will update as you move the slider. The amounts shown
display how much time it will take to fill the internal flash memory allocations, at the current
chart speed, before the data will start to be recycled.
The default for the slider, time coverage wise, is set to a bias in the recorder to initially provide more space for data storage than chart replay. You should set the bias to what best
meets your data storage vs. chart replay requirements. The recorder is set to balance, time
coverage wise, the chart and logged data equally depending on how many pens are enabled
and what current chart speeds are set.
As you move the slider to the right, towards Chart, you will notice the allocated internal flash
memory space for the chart data will increase in the bar above the slider. As you move the
slider to the left, towards Log, you will notice an increase in the internal flash memory for the
Log data in the bar above the slider.
Default Storage Bias screen
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The Total Available Space bar also contains minimum chart and log memory allocation, this
is shown in the hatched areas at both ends of the bar. You cannot use this reserved internal
flash memory.
The Reset button will return the slider and the memory allocation to its original position when
you entered the Storage Bias screen.
The screen also shows chart information regarding how many pens are currently enabled
and how much time it will take to fill the chart memory depending on the chart speeds selected. When you move the slider to increase the chart memory the amount of time to fill the
chart memory will also increase. If you decrease the chart memory, thus increasing the log
memory, the amount of time to fill the chart memory, ie. chart history, will decrease accordingly. Note that as you allocate more chart memory the recorder gives preference to medium
and slower chart speeds.
The log information displays how many pens are currently set for logging/recording. The
shortest pen means the pen that will take the shortest amount of time to fill it’s part of the
log memory before it starts recycling, that is, overwriting the oldest data with the newest. The
longest pen is the pen that will take the longest amount of time to fill it’s part of the log memory before it starts recycling. The recorder will, where possible, balance the times so the
shortest and longest pens fill the log memory at approximately the same time. Depending
on the different log rates, the allocation of memory will vary per pen.
When the configuration is complete select the Finish button to Commit, Discard or Commit
Later. Select the Back button to returInternal n to the previous menu.
Internal SD Memory
The SD card is the internal memory architecture inside the recorder which has two partitions.
One partition has OS image, used by the recorder, and the size reserved for this partition is
256MB (fixed). The second partition is available space for use. So for example a 1GB card
then 256 MB is used by recorder for storing OS image and is never released for use.
NOTICE
Because pens only begin to use extra memory when it is required there will be some
delay in how quickly other screens update the memory allocation information. Eg. the
Recording screen will adjust “Export Required In” time depending on chart speeds,
pens rate and how far the slider is moved.
Storage Alarm
(Main Menu > Configure > Setup > Edit > Recording > Storage Alarm)
The storage alarm function is linked to the Error Alert system when there is a requirement
for a time period to be set to alert the user before the storage media is full.
• Internal memory - Set the amount of time before the internal memory becomes full and
data is lost and for the Error Alert Message to display on the screen. Enter a time period
of between 0.5 and 48 hours.
• Export media - Set the amount of time before the data being exported to a media
becomes full, and data is lost, for the Error Alert Message to display on the screen.
Enter a time period of between 0.5 and 48 hours.
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• FTP Memory - Set the amount of time before the FTP memory becomes full, and data
is lost, for the Error Alert Message to display on the screen. Enter a time period of
between 0.5 and 48 hours.
When the configuration is complete select the Finish button to Commit, Discard or Commit
Later. Select the Back button to return to the previous menu.
Pre-Trigger
(Main Menu > Configure > Setup > Edit > Recording > Pre-Trigger)
The pre-trigger functionality function captures a high resolution trend leading up to an event
triggered by an alarm, and optionally after the event (Post-Trigger), where the information
can then be viewed in TrendManager Pro for analysis.
Configuration
The pre-trigger system is simply configured by selecting which pens they wish to be included
in the pre-trigger by enabling the Pre-Trigger item in the pen logging menu, “Logging
Menu” on page 86, and setting the desired pre-trigger time which is common to all pens,
this is done here in the recording menu.
• Pre-Trigger Time - The pre-trigger system can be configured to allow between 1 and
10 minutes at whole minute increments of pre-trigger data to be stored for each pen,
each pen will store the same time span. The default will be set to 5 minutes.
• Post-Trigger Time - specified in seconds from 0 (disabled and the default) to 3600 for
1 hour of post trigger time, extending the alarm log rate for all pre-trigger pens by the
specified time after the last pre-trigger pen alarm has cleared.
Acquiring
In the running state the pre-trigger buffers are being filled with pen readings dependant on
the alarm logging rate when no pre-trigger pen alarms are asserted. The buffer will cycle
when they reach the maximum pre-trigger time as configured.
If power is lost when the pre-trigger is acquiring then the pre trigger information will be lost.
Event processing
All pens enabled for pre-trigger will be put into their alarm logging rate and remain in the
alarm logging rate while any pre-trigger pen alarm is asserted.
Once one or more alarms on a pre-trigger enabled pen(s) fire, the readings in the pre-triggered buffers will be saved to internal flash memory. The pre-trgger system will request an
export to be performed if scheduled export is enabled. If Post-Trigger is enabled, the alarm
log rate will continue for this period after all alarms have cleared.
If during the post trigger time a pre-trigger alarm re-occurs, but the previous pre-trigger event
has not been exported then the post trigger timer will be reset and will start again after all
pre-trigger alarm have cleared.
Pre trigger information is only secure when it has been saved into the internal flash memory or exported.
Export
The pre-trigger files are exported from the internal flash memory via the scheduled or manual export to the externally selected device, OR when an FTP download occurs. The pretrigger data is appended to the Pen data files during export.
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It is recommended to set up a scheduled export as the pre-trigger files will only be exported
once and to the first device on which an export occurs following a pre trigger event occurring.
If power fails when the pre-trigger information is waiting to be exported or is being exported, then the
system will restart into the export state, allowing the files to be exported. If the power fails before the
the Pre-Trigger alarm is activated data will be lost and the recorder will restart.
Restart
Once the files for a pre-trigger have been exported and all alarms on pre-trigger enabled
pens have cleared, the pre-trigger buffers are reset and the existing pre-trigger information
has been exported, then the system returns to the acquiring state.
If a configuration change is performed then the pre-trigger system will be restarted, the user will be
warned before committing that they will restart the pre-trigger buffering, if an export is pending they will
also be asked to perform the export procedure or lose the existing pre-trigger information.
Importing
Once exported, the import into TrendManager Pro can be performed from removable media or via FTP, the imported information will show the pre-trigger pens as overlapped data.
This will automatically be displayed utilising the TrendManager Pro overlapped pens feature to clearly show the pre-trigger data. See TrendManager Pro software manual.
Export Format
(Main Menu > Configure > Setup > Edit > Recording > Export Format)
Export Format decides the format in which the logged data is to be exported to the client.
There are two options:
• TV Encryption Scheme: Exports the data as DAT files. The client then uses the
TrendManager Pro to analyze the data.
• CSV format: The CSV format exports all or new data based on the selected option in
CSV format. This data is can be exported to the client using USB or SD card. The data
is useful to the client who does not wish to use TrendManager Pro .
Note: If the CSV data is huge in several MBs like more than 50MB it may take more time to
export. It is recommended to use the schedule export once or twice a day to avoid huge accumulation of data.
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Reports Menu
(Main Menu > Configure > Setup > Edit > Reports)
Reports can be generated manually or on a periodic basis using the event system to show
daily/weekly/monthly totals, max mins, averages etc., the reports can be printed, e-mailed
as attachments or exported to the external media. The reports will be in RTF format for use
in MS WordTM or other compatible word processors.
A batch report for a Temperature Uniformity Survey can be produced.
Before a report can be run the report menu must be configured. In the Reports Menu select
the first or next available Report #.
Enabled - Set to a tick to enable
Name - Enter an identifiable name of your report
Style - Select Batch for running reports on current batches. Select Normal to run reports on
specific pens, all pens or groups. A TUS report is for a Temperature Uniformity Survey that
can only be used if this option is enabled in the credits menu. 
This type of TUS report is condensed and should not be used as the final report to comply
with AMS2750 specifications. The full report for a TUS should be generated using the TUS
procedure following “Appendix L: GR Series AMS2750 capabilities” on page 377.
Selection Type - This will be set to Group if Batch is selected for the Style, select which
group of pens the report will be run on. If the Style is set to Normal the following options will
be available:
• Multiple Pens - This allows you to select which pens to run a report on including Totaliser pens
• Pen Group - Allows you to select which group of pens to run a report on
• All Pens - This will run a report on all the currently enabled pens
Group - (only available when Pen Group is selected for Selection Type). Select the Pen
Group you wish to run a report on from the available groups list. To have groups of pens
available in this list, individual pens must be allocated to a group, see Group in the “Pens
Menu” on page 84. Use Group to produce an AMS2750 summary report.
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Current Pen Value - Select whether to include the Current Pen Values, of enabled pens, in
your report.
Max/Mins - Select this to include the Maximum and Minimum values of each selected pen,
All pens or Group of pens depending what has been chosen in the Selection Type option.
The report can give you the pen Max/Min value for every Hour, Day, Week, Month, the Current max/min pen value or Do Not Include Max/Min values.
Averages - Select this to include the Average values of each selected pen, All pens or group
of pens depending what has been chosen in the Selection Type option. The report can give
you the pen Average value for every Hour, Day, Week, Month, the Current average pen value or Do Not Include Average values.
Pens - Pens - (only available when either Curent Pen Value or Max/Mins is set to Included).
Select which pens this report will be run on.
Totals - Select this to include the Total values of each selected pen, All pens or group of
pens depending what has been chosen in the Selection Type option. The report can give
you the pen Total value for every Hour, Day, Week, Month, the Current total pen value or
Do Not Include Total values.
Totaliser Pens - (only available when Multiple Pens is selected for Selection Type). This
will display any pens that have been set up as a totaliser pen. See “Displaying Totals” on
page 93.
Messages - Select this to include the Messages of each selected pen, All pens or group of
pens depending what has been chosen in the Selection Type option. The report can give
you the pen Messages for the Last Hour, Last Day, Last Week, Last Month, All messages
or Do Not Include Messages.
Message Lists - Select which type of messages are required for your report: Alarm, System, Diagnostic, Security or User messages. One or more selections can be made. For
more information see “Message Types” on page 187.
Counters - Select which type of Counters are required for your report: Alarm, User, Event,
Digital, Digital Input, Relay Output or Pulse. One or more selections can be made. For more
information see “Events/Counters” on page 111.
Include Digital Inputs - Select to Include or Do Not Include this option.
Include Digital Outputs - Select to Include or Do Not Include this option.
Footer Style - Choose between one or two lines of footer at the end of the report. The extra
footer lines give you the option to add fields, such as “Cheked By” and “Date” etc. See Figure 4.8 on page 193
Email - Tick to enable the Email function. See Figure 4.8, “Email Report example,” on
page 193. The report is sent as a Word document and to view all the options eg. Footers
you may have to change your View to see these options (View > Print layout).
Recipients - (only available when the Email function has been enabled). Select from a list
of email recipients. Email addresses and Server names must be entered in “Email” on
page 106.
Print - Set to a tick to enable the Print function. The printer settings must be set up before
this feature will operate, see “Printer Menu” on page 141.
Export Device - Select from a list of options if you require your report to be exported to an
external media device (SD card/USB key), Network Share folder (NAS) or select Do not export. The removable media device needs to be fitted to the recorder when the report is run
and have enough memory available. 
To Export to a NAS folder “Use Share Path” needs to be set up in “Network Admin” on
page 98 and NAS devices enabled in “Media Config” on page 137.
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When the configuration is complete select the Finish button to Commit, Discard or Commit
Later. Select the Back button to return to the previous menu.
Run a Report
Once the report details have been completed in the report menu you can run your report
either manually or by using the Event system.
• For a manual report see “Reports (Process)” on page 192.
• For a report triggered using the Event system see “Event Effects” on page 119.
Pen Report Information
Currently pens provide real-time values, max, min and totals. Reports need some history of
these values to be maintained, so a set of period based data is maintained. The periods being an hour, day, week and month. The recorder builds up the current hour, day, week and
monthly data and keeps the previous (completed) hour, day, week and month stored.
At any time it is possible to access the current hour, day, week or month for Max, Min, Average and Totals, also you can get access to the previously complete whole hour, day, week
or month for each pen.
• An hour is a whole hour starting on the hour eg. 10.00 to 11.00
• A day starts at one second passed midnight.
• A week starts one second passed midnight on Sunday
• A month starts at one second passed midnight on the 1st of the month
Access to this is provided automatically via reports but this information can also be included
in maths/scripts and by using embedded variables.
Examples below:
Pen Report Maths
In maths the following syntax is available:
prmax[x,y,z] = Pen report Max value
prmin[x,y,z] = Pen report Min value
prave[x,y,z] = Pen report Average value
prtot[x,y,z] = Pen report Totaliser value
where ...
x = Pen Number 1 to 96
y = period 1 = Hour, 2 = Day, 3 = Week, 4 = Month, 
z = report set 1 = Current, 2 = Previous completed
e.g. P1 =prmax[23,2,1] - Max value so far for current day for Pen 23
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Pen Report Syntax
the syntax for the embedded variables is as follows:
[[PRPtttxynn.v]]
ttt is the type of variables required and can be
MAX = Max value
MAT = Time max value was recorded
MIN = Min Value
MIT = Time min value was recorded
AVE = Average Value
TOT = Totaliser value
STM = Start time of the reports set
x is the report set and can be
C = Current working hour, day, week, month
L = Last completed hour, day, week, month
y is the period and can be
H = Hour
D = Day
W = Week
M = Month
nn is the pen number from 1 to 96
e.g. of some embedded variables
[[PRPTOTLM1.v]] Total for last complete month for pen 1
[[PRPMAXCD23.v]] Max so far for current day for pen 23
[[PRPMATCD23.v]] Time max was recorded for current day for P23
[[PRPSTMCD23.v]] Start time of report for current day for pen 23
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Layout
(Main Menu > Configure > Layout >)
The user can configure how the data is presented on the screen. From the Layouts screen
choose to Edit, Save or Load layouts in the recorder.
Edit Layout
(Main Menu > Configure > Layout > Edit)
The Edit Layout menu displays a Screen button to enable and display Standard and Custom
screens. The Settings button is used to enable screen cycling, alarm screens and replay
screens. The Appearance button is used to change the chart background colour for normal
charts and charts in replay mode.
Screens
(Main Menu > Configure > Layout > Edit > Screens)
This section allows the user to configure and modify the standard screens on the recorder.
The Edit button will produce a list of available screens in the recorder. In each screen you
can enable, check and change the screen properties.
The Edit button may display a warning message if the Commit Later option has been selected. This means changes to the configuration have been made but the changes have not
been committed to the recorder. See “Commit Later” on page 206.
Select a standard or a new screen to view the following menu list:
• Name - Select to Change the name of the Standard Screen. 21 characters max, including spaces.
• Enabled - Toggle On and Off to activate this Standard Screen
• Template Type - Select from a list of pre-defined templates.
• • DPMs - Select which pen is displayed. Activate to display Max/Min readings
and/or activate to display Total values
• • DPMs and Bars - Select which pen is displayed. Activate to display Max/Min
readings and/or activate to display Total values
• • Charts and DPMs - Select which pen is displayed.
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• • Charts and Scales - Select which pen is displayed. Select and activate which
scale is required to be displayed.
• • Charts, DPMs and Scales - Select which pen is displayed. Select and activate
which scale is required to be displayed.
• • Tabular - Select which pens are to be displayed in a table style layout. See
“Tabular Screen” on page 146.
• • Circular Chart and DPMs - Select which pens are to be displayed in a circular
and DPM style layout. Available for Multitrend GR and DR Graphic.
• • AMS2750 Process - This screen is required when the recorder is being used in
AMS2750 Process Mode. Refer to “AMS2750 Process Menu” on
page 379.
• • Template # - If a template is being used it will appear here
• • Alarms - Select by either Pens or Groups. Showing either the pen numbers or
the Group name. Maximum32 pens per group for Multitrend GR, 16 for
Minitrend GR 8 for eZtrend GR and DR Graphic
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MaxMin -Select by either Pens or Groups. Showing either the pen numbers or
the Group name. Maximum32 pens per group for Multitrend GR, 16 for
Minitrend GR, 8 for eZtrend GR and DR Graphic
• • User Variables -Select from the User variable list
• • Script timers - Select the Timers required from the list
• • User Counters - Select this to disp[lay any User Counters already set up.
• • Status - Select this to display the Status screen
• • Totals - Select this to display the Totals screen
• • Messages - Select this to display the Messages screen. Options fto display All,
Alarm, System, Diagnostics, Security or User messages
• Select By - This gives you the option of selecting Pens or a pre-defined Group of pens
that will be displayed on the screen. This will be the default if AMS2750 Process screen
is selected in Template Type.
• Showing (Pens) - (Only available if Pens is selected in Select By). Select pens from the
on screen selection to be displayed on this screen. Available pens will be in bold text on
the selection screen and pens that are already selected will have a blue edge.
• Group Name - (only available when Group is selected in Select By). Select which group
of pens is to be displayed on this screen. To assign a pen to a group, see “Pens
Menu” on page 84.
• Orientation - (Not on the DPM screen). Set the orientation to Vertical or Horizontal for
Scales and Charts.
• Cycle Scales - (active with chart and scale combination). If ticked, the recorder will
cycle through each pen in the form of a scale or bar chart depending on which is
selected for the Scale Indicator .
• Scale Indicator - (active with chart and scale combination). Select which indicator,
either bar or pen pointers, will indicate on the scale.
• Background - Background colour can be set if no template is used. Select and choose
from the Colour palette.
Add Screen
• To add a new screen just select Add Screen and configure as required.
Delete Screen
• To Delete a screen just select Delete Screen to produce a list of current screens. Select
the screen to delete and it will be removed immediately.
When the configuration is complete select the Finish button to Commit, Discard or Commit
Later. Select the Back button to return to the previous menu.
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Settings
(Main Menu > Configure > Layout > Edit > Settings)
Use this menu to set up the layout settings for the screens.
• Cycle Screens - Tick this to cycle though each of the recorder’s screens
• Cycle List - Select which screens you wish to be cycled including non-process screens
• Cycle Interval - Enter the amount of time, in seconds, that each of the cycle screens
are displayed for. (range 5 to 3600 seconds)
• Screen Hold - If during cycling screens you wish to investigate a certain screen for a
longer period than the cycle interval you can enter a time period here for the amount of
time that screen will be displayed. (range 0 to 3600 seconds)
• Alarm Screen - Select which screen is to be displayed when any pen goes into an
alarm state. Only changes colour if Mark on Chart is enabled in the “Alarms Menu”
on page 88
• Alarm Screen Name - Only active if Alarm Screen is enabled
• Replay Screen TO (TimeOut) - If the recorder is in replay mode and there has not been
any user activity for a defined amount of time then the replay screen will return to the
process screen.
• Replay TimeOut - (only active if Replay Screen TO is enabled) Enter how long, in minutes, before the replay screen returns to a process screen. Defaults to 10 minutes.
• Menu Bar TO - When you select an item from the menu bar along the top of the process screen it will produce a sub-menu bar. This sub-menu bar can have a display time
assigned to it before it automatically disappears and returns to the main menu bar.
Enter here the amount of time before the menu bar is hidden.
For screens that have been created in the Screen Designer software and have been
designed specifically without the menu bar being displayed. The menu bar at the top of
the screen will appear on the recorder automatically but can be hidden so the full area
of the screen can be displayed. Enter here the amount of time before the menu bar is
hidden.
• Hourly Stamps - The Hourly stamps appear on the Trend Screen instead of the date
and time stamps for chart speeds of 10mm/hr, 20mm/hr, 30mm/hr and 60mm/hr (if enabled). When the recorder screen is put into replay mode. As you zoom out the time
stamps on the chart background change from minutes to hours.
• Show Chart Start/Stop - this will show or hide the Chart Start/Stop Message when the
chart has been started or stopped.
• Hot Btn 1 - HB1 to HB4 select Name to rename the Hot Button. Tick to enable the Hot
Button appearing at the top right of active trend screens. Once enabled any corresponding event that has been setup will be triggered after clicking on the hot button. 
4 Hot Buttons available for the Multitrend GR and DR Graphic, 2 Hot Buttons
available for the Minitrend GR, 1 Hot Button is available for the eZtrend GR .
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Appearance
Chart background colour and graduations and the chart background colour when the recorder goes into an alarm state can all be changed. The same set of characteristics can be
changed for a chart in Replay mode using the colour picker. The colour of the Time Stamp
at the top of the chart and Marker (Mark on Chart) can also be changed.
• Chart/Graduations - This will change the colour of the graduation lines on the chart
• Chart/Colour - This will change the colour of the background of the chart
• Chart/Alarm - This will change the colour of the background of the chart when it goes
into an alarm state
• Replay/Graduations - This will change the colour of the graduation lines on the chart
when the recorder screen is in Replay mode
• Replay/Colour - This will change the colour of the background of the Replay chart
• Replay/Alarm - This will change the colour of the Replay chart when it goes into an
alarm state
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• Time Stamp - This will change the colour of the time stamp/and date at the top of the
screen
• Marker Colour - This will change the colour of any Mark on Chart displayed on the
screen
The Default button will return all colours to their original factory settings.
The Colour Picker
On the right side is a selection of default colours which can be used as they are. When a
colour is selected it will appear in the New box with the Current colour next to it. Use the
sliders labelled Red, Green and Blue to vary the colour displayed in the New box. As you
move the slider the colour shade number will change in the box below the slider.
If a specific colour is required, enter the colour number by selecting the box under the Red,
Green and Blue sliders and the colour will be change accordingly in the New box.
When the desired shade has been chosen, select the tick box to confirm you choice. Each
new colour will be saved and will appear in the Recent tab.
Save Layout
(Main Menu > Configure > Layout > Save)
Layouts can be saved to SD card, USB key removable storage media or to a Network Share
folder (NAS). Plug in a removable storage media device and the corresponding button on
the screen will become active, select the relevant media button.
Enter the file name required in the File name box. Maximum of 50 characters. 
File format is .lay, click on the Save button.
For Network Share folder select the NAS button and the “Save Layout to NAS” dialog will
open. Enter the Layout file name in “Filename” and click on Save.
The SD card and the front USB device port are found under the front flap on the recorder.
There is another USB port at the rear of the recorder. The first USB device fitted will be
USB1, therefore the second USB device fitted is USB2. SD card is available as a credit option for the eZtrend GR.
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For Saving and Loading Layouts
NAS button will only be enabled if “Use Share path” is toggled on in “Admin Network” and
NAS devices are enabled in “Media Config” on page 137 and an warning “Access Denied
for Media” will appear. If ther Network Share folder is not available or incorrect then the following error will appear “Please check folder is shared and network admin settings are correct”.
Load Layout
(Main Menu > Configure > Layout > Load)
Layouts can be loaded from a SD card, USB key removable storage media or to a Network
Share folder (NAS). Plug in a removable storage media device and the corresponding button on the screen will become active. Select the relevant media button to display the layout
files available to load. Select the file and click on the Load button.
For Network Share folder select the NAS button and the “Load Layout from NAS” dialog will
open. Select the Layout file required and click Load.
All screens loaded from another recorder, via SD card, USB, a Network Share folder (NAS)
or Screen Designer will over-write the existing screens on the recorder.
The SD card and the front USB device port are found under the front flap on the recorder.
There is another USB port at the rear of the recorder. The first USB device fitted will be
USB1, therefore the second USB device fitted is USB2.
See “Storage Media Format” on page 184 for formatting information of SD card cards
and USB keys.
SD card is available as a credit option for the eZtrend GR recorder.
When loading layouts from Screen Designer see “Loading a Layout into a Recorder” on
page 239.
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Passwords
(Main Menu > Configure > Passwords >)
The Password system manages the security within the recorder menu system. It allows restricted access within the recorder, providing password protection at different levels.
If your recorder has ESS (Extended Security System) enabled the password system cannot
be disabled.
An Administrator should be nominated to have control of the password system
First Time Login
The “First Time Login” only relates to ESS (Extended Security System) purchased with the
recorder.
Non ESS user
For users without ESS, once you enable the password you can add a user at administrator level and finish/apply/etc. Then go into the menu system and enter the login and it
will give you a message that you password has expired and would you like the enter another, you click yes.
If the first user is not entered and changed to administrator (defaults to operator) and
saved, you will be denied access as an operator because an operator level will not allow
you to get back in the passwords.
The first time the system is used a default user name and password is available, the user
name is “Admin” and will have no password, this is known as the “first time” user. Access to
the first time user is removed once the password system has been configured. The first time
user is reinstated if the password system is reset.
For recorders with Extended Security System (ESS), see “First Time’ Password System
Setup” on page 208.
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Administrator
This is the top level access to all menus. Only the Administrator has access to the password
setup. The Administrator is responsible for adding users and assigning their levels of access
throughout the recorder menu system. More than one Administrator can be set up.
User Administration
(Main Menu > Configure > Passwords > User Admin)
The Administrator can set up the recorder’s password policies, permission levels of access
in the menu system and can add, delete and unlock users and assign their permission levels. Passwords can be Reset from this screen.
The recorder will display a default setup that can be customised to suit. This is set out in
“Level Permissions” on page 211.
NOTICE
When creating passwords, it is recommended to use a mix of capital letters, small letters,
numbers and special characters to create a “strong” password
Policy
(Main Menu > Configure > Passwords > User Admin > Policy)
At the top of the Policy menu are four levels to be assigned, these are the permission levels
that will allow access to specific areas of the recorder menu system. The names of these
levels can be edited here.
•
Pwds Enable = Tick to enable the password menu
• Level 0 Name = Administrator. Highest permission level
• Level 1 Name = Engineer. Second highest permission level
• Level 2 Name = Supervisor. Third highest permission level
• Level 3 Name = Technician. Fourth highest permission level
• Level 4 Name = Operator. Fifth highest permission level
• Unrestrict - allows the Administrator to de-restrict access to certain areas so menus will
be available even without logging in.
• Menu Timeout Enable - Tick to activate the timeout facility to be enabled on the
menus. (This is always enabled for ESS).
• Menu Timeout - Set a specific time period of inactivity in a password protected area
before logging out. (20 to 3600 seconds)
• Web Timeout Enable - Tick to activate the timeout facility to be enabled on the web
page. (This is always enabled for ESS).
• Web Timeout - Set a specific time period of inactivity in the web page before logging
out. Enter the time in seconds. (20 to 3600 seconds)
• Old Passwords - Select how many previously used passwords are locked from use as
a new password. (Max.12 previous passwords, 0 for disabled) Cannot be disabled for
ESS recorders.
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• Username Max - Set the maximum amount of characters that can be used for the User
name login. (1 to 20 characters, 4 to 20 for ESS recorders)
• Password Max - Set the maximum amount of characters that can be used for the Password login. (1 to 20 characters, 6 to 20 for ESS recorders)
• Username Min - Set the minimum amount of characters that can be used for the User
name login. (1 to 20 character and 0 will disable, 4 to 20 characters and no disable for
ESS recorders)
• Password Min - Set the minimum amount of characters that can be used for the Password login. (1 to 20 characters, 0 will disable, 6 to 20 characters and no disable for ESS
recorders)
• Min Alpha - Set the minimum amount of alpha characters to be used in the Password.
(0 to 20 characters)
• Min Symbol - Set the minimum amount of symbol characters to be used in the Password. (0 to 20 characters)
• Min Numeric - Set the minimum amount of numeric characters to be used in the Password. (0 to 20 characters)
• Pass Retries - Set how many times the incorrect password can be entered before the
user account is locked out. (1 to 10 retries, 0 will disable, 1 to 6 retries and no disable
for ESS recorders)
• Pass Expiry - Set how many days before the current passwords will expire. (1 to 365
days and 0 will disable. For ESS recorders 1 to 180 days and no disable)
• Expiry Warning - Set how many days before the passwords expiry date that a warning
notice will appear. (1 to 20 days and 0 will disable, no disable for ESS recorders)
When the configuration is complete select the Finish button to Commit. Select the Back button to return to the previous menu.
Levels
(Main Menu > Configure > Passwords > User Admin > Levels)
The Level permissions are the 4 user levels that have been set up and named in the Policy
menu eg. Engineer, Supervisor, Technician and Operator.
Select each user level eg. Engineer, and setup the permission areas for that particular level
of user. Each Permission Area will give the user access to selected menus in the recorder.
The level permission has a set of default settings that are defined in “Level Permissions”
on page 211. Permission areas can be customised for each level if required, see “Users”
on page 167.
Add User
(Main Menu > Configure > Passwords > User Admin. > Add User)
The Administrator enters each new user name, then selects the new user and assigns their
Level of permission. The Administrator can set up a new user but cannot assign a password.
A dummy password is set and the new user is prompted to change the password when they
first Log on.
The same user name cannot be used. User names must not contain numeric characters.
The Administrator can add more than one user at a time. They will not be added until the
configuration has been Committed. When the configuration is complete select the Finish
button to Commit.
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When a new user is added a default password (“password”) is set. When a new user first
logs on they are prompted to change the password. The new user is responsible for remembering their own password. The Administrator will not be able to access this information. But
the Administrator is able to reset the password for any user.
Users
(Main Menu > Configure > Passwords > User Admin > Users)
This will list all the current users that have been entered into the password system and their
access details. Select a user to produce the following:
• User Name - Displays the user name.
• Level - Select a permission level from the drop down list
• Custom - Activate this to allow customisation of the permission area access for this
user only. The custom settings will reflect the original Level set when the user was first
added.
• Edit - Allows customisation of the permission areas. The Administrator can re-assign
the permission areas for individual users at any level.
• Login Days - Select the days on which this user can Login.
Delete User
(Main Menu > Configure > Passwords > User Admin > Delete User)
This will list all the current users that have been entered into the password system. The Administrator can delete users from a drop down list.
Note: Administrator cannot be deleted.
When the configuration is complete select the Finish button to Commit or Discard. Select
the Back button to return to the previous menu.
Unlock User
(Main Menu > Configure > Passwords > User Admin > Unlock User)
This will list the current users that have been entered into the password system. The Administrator can unlock a user that has been timed-out (eg. password expiry) by selecting a user
from a drop down list. Select the user and choose Re-enable Current or Reset to Default,
that will set it back to the original setting.
Reset Passwords
(Main Menu > Configure > Passwords > User Admin > Reset Password)
This will produce a text box warning that if you reset the passwords all the current settings
will be lost and the password system will return to the factory default setting. Select whether
to Continue or Stop the reset procedure.
Ensure that passwords entered by customers are mix of capital letters, small letters, numbers and special characters
Change Passwords
(Main Menu > Configure > Passwords > Change Passwords)
The Change Password function can be accessed by all users. Select Change Password and
enter your user name and old password, you will then be prompted to enter your new password twice to confirm.
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Password Network Synchronisation (Password NetSync)
(Main Menu > Configure > Passwords > Pwd NetSync)
Passwords can be synchronised over the network, a recorder can be designated as a master of a password group and other recorders can be added to that password group as slaves.
The master will ensure all passwords and password policies are synchronised with all recorders in its password group. Limited changes can be made on slave recorders, eg. the
user may change passwords and this will be propagated to all the other devices in the password group.
Password Net Sync Rules
Before starting read through this check list:
1. To enable a recorder to use Password Net Sync the firmware option needs to be activated in the Credit system, see “Section 7: Firmware Options” on page 241.
2. Only recorders with the Password Net Sync option enabled in the Firmware options will
be available to the designated Master or Slave and be accessible in the password
group.
3. Ensure that the networked recorders to be included in the password groups are on the
same IP subrange of A.B.C.<x>, such that A.B.C is fixed and only <x> is variable.
4. Ensure that all recorders to be included in the same password group are configured to
be in the same Set with the same Start Port and have Peer Services enabled. This can
be checked from the Menu > Configure > Setup > Edit > Comms > Services > Peers
menu. Unless the network administrator states otherwise, there is no reason to change
the default Start Port value of 8955. For more information see “Peers” on
page 110
5. Ensure that passwords are enabled from Menu > Configure > Passwords > User Admin
> Policy on all of the recorders to be included in a password group.
6. Recorders in the same Master/Slave password group must have the same revision of
firmware.
7. Recorders set up with ESS (Extended Security System) and non - ESS recorders cannot be mixed in the same password group.
8. Choose a recorder to be the Master of the password group and go to the “Pwd NetSync” dialog on that recorder from the Menu->Configure->Passwords menu. Set the
Type field to Master and the use the Associated Slaves field to pick from a list of available recorders in order to make up the password group membership.
9. If a recorder is a part of a password group and the network becomes disconnected then
the recorder will notify you of the available options concerning its associated password
group. This will occur if you have to update a password or if you have the Alert function
set up to provide an Alert message that says the network cable is unplugged of if you
do a rescan of the system.
10. To remove a recorder from a password group set the recorder back to a stand alone
device and deactivate the Password Net Sync option in the Firmware Credits menu.
This will cause the recorder to reset. This recorder will no longer be available for use in
a password group. But the password system and policies will still be active using the
last group password.
11. If a Master is removed from a password group a new master can be assigned or all the
recorders can be returned to Stand alone recorders and the password group is dissolved.
12. As soon as confirmation is made in the Password Net Sync screen (using the tick)
then the information will be passed on to all recorders in that password group.
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13. When a password is changed or recorders are added or removed from a password
group, a password synchronisation occurs automatically.
14. A password group can be set up from the Master recorder without assigning all the
slaves required. You may not know the names of the recorders for the password group
at that time. When the password group is established each recorder you want to add to
the password group can be visited and added as a slave to the password group.
15. A login failure on any recorder in a password group, after 3 tries (or whatever is set up
in the Master), will lock that user from all recorders in that password group. Contact
your Password “Administrator” to reset the password from the master recorder only.
16. Slave recorders have limited access to the Password Net Sync system; a user password can be changed and sent out to update all the other recorders. Slaves can also
leave a group or promote themselves to Master. All the password (Admin) configuration
must be executed through the Master recorder.
17. Maximum slaves in any one password group are 31.
18. Maximum size of any peer to peers network is 32 recorders.
19. Stand alone recorders that already contain a password configuration will have their
password configuration overwritten when they become part of a password group.
20. A new Master can be elected from any Slave recorder in the password group by going
to the Type field in the “Pwd NetSync” dialog that is available from the Menu->Configure->Passwords menu and selecting Master. Any existing Master will automatically be
relegated to a Slave, and if the current password group Master was down at the time
then it will be relegated to be a Slave the next time it comes online at start up.
Notes
1. Password NetSync is heavily dependent on a reliable network. If the system seems to
be suffering from apparently poor network connectivity then try splitting the password
group up into multiple password groups, with each group on a separate Set. Please see
the Manual for more details on Sets.
2. Running Password NetSync without the Master of the password group powered-up and
connected to the network is an error condition. Please rectify this situation as soon as
possible as Password NetSync cannot be expected to function properly without a password group Master being present.
NOTICE
The Password NetSync function in the GR-Series recorders uses a Peer to Peer communications protocol
to synchronize passwords between the various recorders within the Network Synchronization Group. While
these systems have been rigorously tested with various network topologies, Honeywell cannot guarantee
that it will work with every combination of network switches, hubs and other Ethernet network communications
equipment and settings. Users of the Password NetSync function who experience issues with the recorders
not being found or losing contact between various Password Slaves and the Password Master will need to
troubleshoot their own network to insure proper operation of the Password NetSync function.
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Figure 4.1 Example of Peer Network consisting of 2 Password Groups
Password Net Sync Configuration
• Type - To set up the Master recorder for the password group first select Master to make
this recorder a slave device and select Slave.
• Password Group - For a Master recorder enter the password group name using the
on-screen keypad or keyboard. For a Slave recorder select a password group from the
list to join this recorder to an existing group.
• Associated Slaves - For Master recorders only. Touch the screen to select from the
available recorders shown in red. Recorders that are enabled for password net sync,
and that already belong to this password group, will be displayed in green. Recorders
not available because they are a part of another group or do not have the firmware
option enabled will not be displayed.
Select the back button and if all is correct confirm using the tick button. This will have immediate effect. The update could take up to 2 minutes.
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Figure 4.2 Password Network Synchronisation setup
If Master is selected a keypad will be displayed to
enter the new password group name.
If Slave is selected a list of existing password
groups will be displayed
This screen is available for a Master
recorder so associated slaves can
be added to its password group.
Only recorders with Pwd NetSync
enabled will be displayed here.
Recorders in red do not belong to
any password group and are available to be added to a group.
Touch the screen to select from the
available recorders shown in red.
Recorders that are enabled for
password net sync, and that already
belong to this password group, will
be displayed in green.
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Pwd Net Sync Messages
Certain selections may cause the recorder to display specific messages when an entry or
action has been executed. Here are some examples of some messages that may appear
during Pwd Net Sync setup.
Examples of messages that may appear during Password NetSync set up
This warns you that you are changing
the recorder Type in the Group; 
Slave, Master or Stand Alone
This message will appear when the
recorder is scanning the network
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This may occur if someone is accessing
the same group of recorders.
All recorders in this group have had their
passwords synchronised successfully
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Settings
(Main Menu > Configure > Settings >)
Set Time
Set up the Time and Date for the recorder’s real-time clock. Check that the correct Time
Zone is set before setting the clock. See “Localisation” on page 136
Date
Select each button to set the day, month and year. This will automatically update and be
displayed on the Menu bar at the top of the process screen.
Time (HH:MM:SS)
Select each button to set the hours, minutes and seconds. The hours selection provides a
list and the minutes and seconds require a numeric entry. This will automatically update and
be displayed on the Menu bar at the top of the process screen. The recorder uses a 24 hour
clock.
Tick to confirm the setup changes and return to the Settings menu. Select the cross to ignore
any changes and return to the Settings menu.
From the Settings menu select the Finish button to commit the changes or select the Back
button to return to the previous menu.
Set Volume
Set the volume here for the sound effects. Use the slider to increase and decrease the volume. Press the arrow button to the right of the slider to test the volume.
Update Sounds
The user can pick from a list of 20 different sounds these can be configured to play a single
time or repeat continuously. To upgrade sounds the user must have a compatible sound file
format of .wav; the .wav file needs to be renamed to the internal format which is as follows.
S<n> - <name>.wav
Where <n> is number 1 to 20 and <name> is a short name to describe the sound, this file
name will be shown in the pick lists. Eg. S1-Alert.wav. So a user could replace the default
sound 1 which is “S1-Two Tone Slow.wav” with “S1-User Sound.wav” and this is what they
will then see in their list.
To update the sounds a prompt will be displayed and the system will request the correctly
named files be available on external media in the recorder, once confirmed the system will
scan the media for correctly named .wav files and will replace the internal files with the new
ones. NB the .wav files can be up to 100KB in size.
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AMS2750
(Main Menu > Configure > Settings >AMS2750)
Disable Thermocouple Adjustment Factor
One method of checking the recorder calibration is to connect a temperature calibrator (TC
simulator) and inject known values. These can be read on a standard DPM summary
screen, and checked against requirements. So for example if 800 degrees is injected, customers would expect to see 800 degrees on all the inputs (+/- allowable tolerance).
If the TC Cal. Adjustment factors have already been entered, those TC offsets will be being
applied, and that changes the displayed temperature. Whilst not technically incorrect, it has
lead to user confusion so a temporary means of switching the TC cal adjustment factors “off”
has been added.
To access this “switch” navigate to the Configure menu and select the Settings button. Once
selected an AMS2750 button is shown, and selecting this will let the user switch “on” or “off”
the TC calibration adjustment. This button is only be displayed if the AMS2750 Survey mode
is enabled.
In order to ensure that the values are not omitted from an actual survey run, the instrument
automatically “switches on” these TC Cal. Adjustment values if they have been mistakenly
left off.
In addition a User Message will entered into the message list when this switch is turned “Off”
or “On”, which will enable users and auditors to demonstrate a traceable line of action if required
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Alarms Menu
(Main Menu > Alarms >)
Acknowledge and Configure Alarms by categories.
Acknowledge Alarm
(Main Menu > Alarms > Acknowledge Alarm)
User acknowledgment of alarms can be performed at this menu, only Latched alarms can
be acknowledged. Normal alarms cannot be acknowledged.
When a Latched alarm is set up in the Pen, Alarms menu and a latched relay is configured,
it will maintain its active state until the alarm has been acknowledged.
A latched alarm will continue to flash, if an alarm marker is displayed, until it is acknowledged and it is out of alarm state. See “Alarm Markers” on page 236 for flash colour identification.
Ack Alarm
• All - Select this button to acknowledge all active latched alarms.
• By Group - Select this button to acknowledge latched alarms in a group of pens. Pen
groups can be set up in the Pens menu
• By Pen - Select this option to acknowledge latched alarms for individual pens.
Configure
(Main Menu > Alarms > Configure)
This is a short-cut to change alarm levels, this will display all available pens with alarms set
up. To change the configuration, select the desired pen, this will display the alarm details.
Select the Edit button to change the alarm level. If the Edit button is greyed-out go to the
Pens > Alarms menu and select the relevant alarm number, then activate Allow Change.
View
(Main Menu > Alarms > View)
This will display all available Pens with alarms set up. To view the configuration, select the
desired pen, this will display the alarm details.
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Screen Menu
(Main Menu > Screen)
The Screen Menu contains an Edit button to configure screen settings for standard screens
or Pen/Channel Mapping for custom screens. The Replay screen is used to view previous
data and has a List button to change the screen currently being displayed. There is also a
Clean Screen facility, and should you require to re-Calibrate your touch screen, there is a
Calibrate function and a Touch Test feature.
Edit, Screen Properties
(Main Menu > Screen > Edit)
For Standard Screens the menus are the same as “Edit Layout” on page 157
Edit Toolbar
For Custom Screens (Not available on the eZtrend GR).
Select the Edit button whilst displaying a Custom Screen (Layout from Screen Designer) will
take you to your current process screen and displays the Edit toolbar at the top of the
screen.
In Edit mode you can select items on the screen and assign channel/pen information to them
and move and resize certain items on the screen.
Expert/Non Expert button
All process screen are made up from items called Widgets and Objects. A widget is a container for one or many objects. Objects display data in graphical forms such as Bar, Scale,
DPM, Text. The Expert button toggles to Non-Expert mode, displayed with a red cross. Expert mode allows objects to be selected and Non-Expert allows widgets to be selected.
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To select a widget the Expert button must be disabled; displaying a red cross. A widget has
green resize handles that appear when it is selected. To select an object the Expert button
must be active, with no red cross showing. Objects have blue resize handles when selected.
When a widget or object is selected it can be moved and resized.
.
Figure 4.3 Expert and Non-Expert selection
Non Expert mode selects the
Widget with green resize handles
(the whole DPM)
Expert mode selects the Object
with blue resize handles (part
of the DPM)
Map Button
Map button
The Map button, in the Screen Menu bar, enables the user to associated channels to pens
so the pen being displayed on the object or widget will display the actual signal on that channel.
Channel Mapping Widgets
Channel configuration can be done per widget or per object. Configure the widget if all the
objects on the widget are to be mapped to the same channel. Select the widget and go to
the “Map” in the Screen menu toolbar. Widgets have green grab handles around the edge.
Pen and or channel information will appear for each object within the widget. Each object in
the widget can be assigned to the same or different Pen.
For example a DPM menu will display the pen currently being used and a set of channel
information associated to the text, digital and alarm marker objects within the DPM widget.
Select any of the objects in the channel menu to produce the setup screen.
Channel Mapping Setup screen
In the Channel Mapping Setup screen select where the data is from:
• Data from: Pen; set what the object is going to be showing: Current Value, Minimum
value, Maximum value, Average pen reading or Total pen reading.
• Data from: Alarm for Pen; set the alarm number
• Data from: Input Channel; set the channel number and what the object is going to be
showing: Analogue, Digital, Hi Pulse or Low Pulse
Select the pen number required. On a widget you can select the Parent, this will assign all
the objects in the selected widget to the same pen. Select objects individually on the screen
to assign different pens to each object within the widget.
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• Number: of the Pen, Alarm for Pen or Input Channel
“Showing” is what is displayed on the screen. The selections will change depending on what
is selected in Data From.
• Showing: For Pen - Current Value, Minimum, Maximum, Average or Total value.
• Showing: For Alarm for Pen - List of available Alarms
• Showing: For Input Channel - Analogue, Digital, Hi Pulse or Low Pulse
Figure 4.4 
Channel mapping Setup
screen for a selected
widget or object
Channel Mapping Objects
To select an object activate the Expert button on the Screen menu bar. Objects have blue
grab handles around the edge.
Select “Map” from the Screen bar to display the Setup information as described in “Channel
Mapping Setup screen” on page 177.
If the object is an Alarm Marker the data will always be from “Alarm for Pen”. Select the Pen
number and the alarm number to be shown. Pen Pointers just need to be mapped to a Pen.
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Parent Pens
This does not apply to charts as charts normally have more than one pen displayed. The
parent channel is the initial channel to be configured on a widget. All objects added to a widget (except charts and pen pointers) automatically default to using the parent channel. The
parent itself allows the user to quickly make all of their objects update to use the pen number
indicated by the parent.
Replay
(Main Menu > Screen > Replay)
The Replay button takes you to the process screen in replay mode. The Replay screen consists of a chart and DPMs. The chart is vertical or horizontal depending on the orientation of
the screen you have come from. The replay screen has DPMs that display max/min readings
for each pen, these values are taken from where the cursor is positioned on the screen.
If any Hot Buttons have been configured to “Enter Replay Screen”, then when the equivalent
Hot Button is selected (eg.HB1), in a Process screen, the Replay screen will be started. This
does not apply to Non-Process screens. The Hot buttons will appear in the top right of the
screen but will not activate on a non-process screen.
The replay screen has many features and functions so go to “Replay” on page 228.
Screen List
(Main Menu > Screen > Screen List)
The Screen button produces a list of all available screens. Select to make this the current
screen active on the recorder.
To add a new screen, go to Add Screen in: Main Menu > Configure > Layout > “Edit Layout” on page 157
Clean Screen
(Main Menu > Screen > Clean Screen
The Clean Screen function disables the touch screen for 30 seconds so that the screen can
be cleaned. A dialog box will appear informing you “You have 30 seconds to clean the
screen. Press escape if you wish to close this dialog early”. The escape key option would
only be available if a USB keyboard was plugged in. The box will also display a time bar to
show the 30 seconds of time lapsing. See “Cleaning Instructions” on page 301.
Calibrate
(Main Menu > Screen > Calibrate)
Your touch screen on the recorder is calibrated before leaving the factory. If when you use
the recorder the screen does not match where you are touching it then calibration will be
required. Select the Calibrate button and follow the on-screen instructions to calibrate the
touch screen.
Touch Test
(Main Menu > Screen > Touch Test
Use the Touch test feature to see if your touch screen is calibrated correctly. Select this button and touch the screen using the stylus. If the centre of the cursor follows the stylus around
the screen then the touch screen is calibrated correctly. If the centre of the cursor is not
where the stylus is touching the screen then go to the Calibrate button and recalibrate the
screen.
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Batch Setup/Batch Groups
(Main Menu > Batch)
Batch is a firmware option which can be activated from “Credits” on page 131.
The Batch function allows the user to segment portions of data for further analysis. Batch
mode has changed to allow for concurrent batches, where each batch is associated with a
group, so all pens within Group 1 will belong to the batch that is controlled by Group 1.
Setting up a batch requires information to identify where the batch starts and stops. Batch
data can also be paused, for viewing, and resumed. A batch can be aborted at any time, if
so this will not register as a batch; a batch is only complete when it has been stopped.
Screens can now be set to display groups, in this mode only messages associated with that
group (i.e. pens within that group, or batch messages for that group) will be shown on the
chart.
If the groups in Batch Control are greyed out you need to go to the Pens menu and assign
individual pens to a group. See “Pens Menu” on page 84.
Up to 6 batches can be run concurrently. To start a batch enter information in all the required
screens that have previously set up in the “Batch Menu” on page 138. There are two options: The Single Screen Batch allows you to view and enter all the batch details on a single
screen. If this is not selected the Batch Wizard will enable separate screens to enter the
same information.
Select a Group #: (With Single Screen Batch enabled this information can be entered on
one screen, if not the Batch Wizard will provide separete screens, see Figure 4.5 on
page 181 and Figure 4.6 on page 181)
• Batch Name - Name to Identify the batch (up to 19 characters)
• User ID - Identification of user starting the batch. If Passwords are active on the
recorder then the User ID page will be skipped for user entry and will be automatically
entered. (up to 19 characters)
• Lot.No - Starts at 1 and increments by 1 and is user configurable
• Desc - Enter a description of what the batch is (up to 17 characters)
• Comment - Add any further comments
Lot.No, Desc and Comment are the default field names. The Description and Comment
field names can be changed in “General Batch Properties” on page 138. The Lot
number is unique for each batch on a recorder and can be modified by the User. The Lot
number can be entered by the user and starts at 1 and increments by 1 or can be selected
fron a predefined list. This is irrespective of whether the user is using Batch Wizard or Single
Screen Batch to enter the batch details
If Allow Direct Access has been setup in the “Batch Menu” on page 138 then a Barcode
Reader can be used to make entries for all the items listed in this menu. See “Barcodes
for Batch” on page 183.
Note: For batch mode state and count in Maths scripts, see “Maths Variable and Function Tables” on page 322. For batch mode state and count in embedded variables, see
“Embedded examples” on page 120.
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Figure 4.5 Batch Setup screens using Batch Wizard
Figure 4.6 Batch Setup screens using Single Screen Batch
Press the Finish button if all the Batch details are correct and you wish to start the batch
immediately. Use the Back button to return to the Batch setup and not start the batch.
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When a Batch is in
progress the icon
changes on the
batch screens that
are running a batch
group.
Start Batch
Mark on Chart
Batch Mark on Chart
A Batch marker will be placed on all process screens that have a chart displayed.
The next time you press the Batch button the screen will have changed to give you the Batch
Controls. The batch control buttons enable the user to Stop, Pause (Resume), Abort or add
a Comment to the current batch that has been started.
A Batch is complete when it has been stopped. When a batch is stopped //E appears as a
mark on chart on the screen. If the batch is aborted it is not a complete batch and will be
marked on the chart with an //A to show it has been aborted.
If the recorder is not logging, starting a batch will automatically start the logging. However
stopping the batch will not stop the logging.
If a batch is Paused //P will appear as a mark on chart and the Pause button on the Batch
Control menu is replaced with a Resume button. When Resume is selected the screen will
be marked with //R.
Figure 4.7 Batch Control screen and Messages screen
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When the batch is stopped the Batch Control screen reverts back to the Batch Setup screen
so the user can start a new batch. “Batch Setup screens using Batch Wizard” on
page 181.
As well as a Mark on Chart for every command applied to the batch you can check the Messages screen for details of the batch activity.
Batch Commands
• //S = Start Batch
• //E = End or Stop Batch, this will complete the batch run
• //P = Pause the batch in progress
• //R = Resume batch. Only available when a batch has been paused
• //A = Abort batch. If the batch is aborted it is incomplete and the batch will be cancelled
• //I = User ID. Displays the user entered ID or User ID entered automatically by the Password function.
• //D = Description. User entered description of the batch in progress
• //L = Lot No. User entered Lot number for the batch in progress
• //C = Comment. Extra comment field of additional information for the batch in progress
Barcodes for Batch
Batch markers can be created using independent barcode software. The barcodes can
then be read using a barcode wand or reader. Any type of Batch marker can be encoded
into a barcode using the same control characters used to build up a batch marker.
This example shows a barcode encoded to start a batch:
//S = Start Batch
216 = Batch Name
//I = User ID is Fred
• A barcode with up to 25 characters (including spaces) can be read into the recorder
using a USB ASCII barcode reader.
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Recording Menu
(Main Menu > Recording)
This will display the current recording status of the recorder and allow recording control.
Recording Methodology
The recorder uses a new and powerful method for recording. Data is acquired, at pen specific rates, processed and stored in the large on-board Flash memory. This memory operates in a cycle mode such that the oldest data is over-written by the newest.
When data is exported from the recorder this does not delete that data from the recorder but
retains it for further or future downloads. With this method the user can export multiple copies of the same encoded data, giving extreme security.
Storage Media Format
New SD cards and USB storage keys are pre-formatted for use in the recorder and PC. If
you have a used SD card or USB key we recommend you erase it. Formatting of SD cards
and USB keys can be done through your PC. The formatting types accepted by the recorder
are FAT, FAT16, TFAT and FAT32. SD card is available as a credit option for the eZtrend
GR.
Start / Stop Recording
The Recording screen will allow the user to manually Start and Stop recording. Select either
the start or stop buttons to activate the function for All pens, a Group of pens (if a group is
defined) or By Pen to identify an individual pen(s).
• Recording: Displays the current pen recording status and the number of pens currently
recording.
• Export Required In: “XXd:XXh:XXm:XXs”. This is the amount of days, hours, minutes
and seconds left until the internal memory buffer starts to be over-written. Exporting
does not remove the data from the recorder but when the internal memory buffer is full
the latest data will start to over-write the oldest data. Available as a Maths expression,
giving the hours until recycling starts, see “Maths Variable and Function
Tables” on page 322 .
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• Schedule: Displays the frequency of a scheduled export (only if a scheduled export has
been set up, see “Edit Recording” on page 148.
• Media Full In: Displays how long before the external media, selected for the scheduled
export, is full.
• FTP Export required: “XXd:XXh:XXm:XXs”- This is the amount of days, hours, minutes and seconds of safe recording time available. An FTP export must be completed
before the FTP buffer is full and the latest data will start to over-write the oldest data.
Available as a Maths expression, giving the hours until recycling starts, see “Maths
Variable and Function Tables” on page 322 .
• Pre-Trigger Status - This will show if the pre-trigger system is active along with its current state. The dialog automatically refreshes periodically.
Export Now
Export Now will transfer data from the internal memory to the external media such as SD
cards, USB key or Network Share (NAS). Exporting does not remove the data from the recorder but when the internal memory buffer is full the latest data will start to over-write the
oldest data.
The Network Share option (NAS) can be used for loading and saving of layout (.lay) and/or
setup files (.set), saving (exporting) reports, any messages (Diagnostic, system etc), loading
sound files from this network share to recorder. This can also be used to print to file and this
file can be saved to this network shared folder.
The use of the network folder for Scheduled export is not recommended since network connectivity and network problems could result in the risk of missing data due to the Scheduled
export not being performed at the scheduled time and the folder. It is advisable to use other
media (USB, SD) for scheduled export.
Select the Export Now button to go to a sub-menu of available external storage devices.
Buttons become active when a device is fitted. Once fitted the size of the device memory
and the amount of available space is displayed.
Select the desired device to export to and this will display two options New and All. The All
function will export all the data in the recorder’s memory to the external device port. The New
function will just export any new data since the last export was made to this port. If the
scheduled export is enabled for a particular drive, then only the New option is selectable,
not the All option.
If an Export Now is requested within 5 seconds of a Scheduled export being activated, the
manual export will not occur.
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Device Selection
If the Device Selection buttons are greyed-out you will need to insert a SD card or USB key
into the port or select Network Share folder (NAS). After a few seconds the button becomes
active. SD card is available as a credit option for the eZtrend GR.
USB1 is the first USB device to be fitted and USB2 is the second one fitted, front or rear of
the recorder. If the recorder is powered off and on again the USB keys will have to be refitted
in order to know which is 1 and which is 2.
Export “busy” light
When data is about to be exported to a device the transfer busy light starts flashing. The
flashing LED is a warning that the recorder is about to export to media. DO NOT remove the
media whilst the LED is flashing. After a few seconds the flashing LED goes to “Full On”
LED. Whilst the LED is fully on data is being written to the media. DO NOT remove the media
whilst the LED is on. When the transfer is complete, the LED goes off and the media may
now be removed.
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Messages Menu
(Main Menu > Messages)
The messages screen will display message from many different areas. Specific types of
messages have been put into categories or All messages can be viewed. The number of
new messages to view are displayed on each button as a number in brackets after the label.
Message Types
• All - Select this to view a list of All types of messages. The messages screen will hold
the latest 200 messages.
• Alarms - This is a list of active alarms that have occurred. The screen will display the
Type of alarm, the Time and Date that the activity occurred and Message details of the
activity.
• System - This will list a history of system messages. The screen will display the Type of
messages and warnings and errors that have been generated by the unit. The screen
will also display the Time and Date that the activity occurred and the Message details.
• Diagnostics - Examine a complete list of the recorder’s functionality and processes
since it was last powered up. The screen will display Type of message, Time and Date
that the activity occurred and the Message details.
• Security - Audit trail of entries made to secure areas such as Password setup, including, Log on, Log off, what area has been accessed, time/date and the user name.
• Users - These are messages that have been entered by the user by entering a Mark on
Chart. The screen will display the Type of message, Time and Date that the activity
occurred and the Message details.
Printing Screens
All the Messages screens have a Print button, to execute this, the printer must first be configured in “Network Admin” on page 98 and in the “Printer Menu” on page 141. For
details on suitable printer types see “Print Support (USB 2.0)” on page 44.
The Printer function is a firmware option that is selectable from the Factory menu > “Credits” on page 131.
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Saving Screens
All Message screens can be saved as portable .rtf files onto removable media. These can
be transferred to another location and kept for records or sent via email for troubleshooting
and maintenance issues.
Message List
All messages will conform to the following format: Type, Time, Date and Format.
The messages screen will hold the latest 200 messages.
Message button bar
The message button bar runs along the bottom of all messages screens. The button are:
• Back - Takes you back to the main Messages screen.
• Jump - Select an item in any of the message lists and press the Jump button. This will
take you to the exact time of the occurrence on the replay screen.
See “Replay” on page 228. If the message requested is older that the oldest
chart time/data available a message box will appear and jump you to the oldest chart
time and date available.
• Save - Save the message screen to removable media
• Clear - This will delete all the messages for the particular message screen you are in.
• Print - Select this and choose to print All the Messages in the list or the Current page
that will fill an A4 or Letter size page.
Refer to Application Note 43-TV-07-32 on your CD or website for a list of possible error
messages.
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Message Format
Table 4.10 : Message Types
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Type
Description
Alarm
Red Bell = in Alarm and not acknowledged
Alarm
Green Bell = out of alarm
Alarm
Green Bell / Black outline = out of alarm and
acknowledged
Alarm
Green/Yellow bell = out Alarm not acknowledged
Alarm
Red/Green bell = in Alarm and acknowledged
System/Diagnostics
Information, General (eg. System check)
System/Diagnostics
Warning!
(eg. media error, FTP failure, Timeouts)
System/Diagnostics
Error
(eg. Password failure, power failure, no media)
Security
Security audit trail
Security
Log In - open padlock
Security
Log Out - closed padlock
Security
Access Failure - No entry sign
Security
Thermocouple Failure
User
Mark on Chart and Batch
User
Start - Logging or Totals
User
Stop - Logging or Totals
User
Pause - Logging or Totals
User
Reset - Logging or Totals
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Process Menu
(Main Menu > Process)
If Max/Min, Totals and Counters can be controlled from this screen.
Controls for any process in use:
• Max/Min - Reset Max/Min, Maximum or Minimum values by categories;
• Totals - Start, Stop, Reset or View Totals by categories
• Counters - View and Reset counters by type (Firmware option)
• User Variables - Modify and View User variables that have been set up in Maths and
Scripting. See “User Variables” on page 192.
• Script Timers - Script timers provide 20 independent timers to be used as
desired. See “Script Timers” on page 192.
• Reports - Reports can be generated manually or on a periodical basis using
event system. See “Reports (Process)” on page 192.
Note on Groups
Groups of pens need to be set up to use this feature, see “Pens Menu” on page 84
Max/Min
(Main Menu > Process > Max/Min)
Reset Max/Min, Reset Max or Reset Min values by categories; All, By Groups of pens or
by individual pens. Use the View button to just display the Max/Min values
• All - Select this to reset all values.
• By Groups - If Groups of pens have been set up this can be used to reset the max/min
values for particular groups of pens. To set up Groups see “Pens Menu” on
page 84
• By Pen - Select this to reset max/min values for individual pens.
Totals
(Main Menu > Process > Totals)
Select a button to Start, Stop, Reset and View Totals. These can be controlled by the following categories:
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• All - Select this to start, stop or reset all Totals.
• By Group - If Groups of pens have been set up this can be used to start, stop or reset
particular groups of pens. To set up Groups see “Pens Menu” on page 84
• By Pen - Select this to start, stop or reset individual pens.
• View - Use the View button to just display the Totals values for each totalising pen.
Counters (Process)
(Main Menu > Process > Counters)
Select the Counters button to View and Reset counters. Counters have been split into the
following types:
• Alarm Counters – Reset will give you the option of resetting All alarms, by pen Groups
or by individual Pens. View will display all Pens with active alarms. Alarms will be
counted providing they are enabled. The count will increase when the pen goes into an
alarm state and increase again when the pen goes out of an alarm state.
• User Counters – Reset All will do exactly that; reset all of the User Counters. Reset
Single will allow you to select which User Counters you wish to reset. View will display
all the User Counters that have been set up.
• Event Counters - Reset All will reset all of the Event Counters. Reset Single will allow
you to select which Event Counters you wish to reset. View will display all the Event
Counters that have been set up.
• Digital Input Counters - Reset All will reset all of the Digital Input Counters. Reset Single will allow you to select which Digital Input Counters you wish to reset. View will display all the Digital Input Counters that have been set up.
• Relay Output Counters - Reset All will reset all of the Relay Output Counters. Reset
Single will allow you to select which Relay Output Counters you wish to reset. View will
display all the Relay Output Counters that have been set up.
• Pulse Counters - Reset All will reset all of the Pulse Counters. Reset Single will allow
you to select which Pulse Counters you wish to reset. View will display all the Pulse
Counters that have been set up.
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User Variables
(Main Menu > Process > User Variables)
User variables provide the user the ability to set values for up to 32 variables to be used within the maths and script.
• Modify - allows the user to set and edit the variables.
• View - the user can view the variables
The User variable function allows a system to be setup where values can be altered to effect
calculations without having to change the configuration. The variables can be used within
the Maths and script using UV1 to UV32 and can also be set within the maths using the function UVSET[x,y] where x = the user variable number 1 to 32 and y is the value. The User
variables are also non-volatile. See “Appendix B: Maths Expressions” on page 321.
Script Timers
(Main Menu > Process > Script Timers)
Script timers provide 20 independent timers to be used as desired. Previously control and
access of script timers was limited to maths functions for use in script but this has now been
extended allowing the timers to be controlled using the event system.
Select a Timer that can be stopped, started and reset.
Access to timers via the script is still available in “Maths Variable and Function Tables”
on page 322.
Reports (Process)
(Main Menu > Process > Reports)
Reports can be generated manually or on a periodical basis using event system to show daily/weeks/monthly totals, max mins, averages etc., the reports can be printed, e-mailed as
attachments or exported to external media. The reports will be in RTF format for use in MS
Word or other compatible word processors.
Before a report can be run the report details must be entered in “Reports Menu” on
page 153.
To trigger a report using the event system see “Event Effects” on page 119.
• Run - This will list the reports that are available. Before a report can be run the
report details must be entered in “Reports Menu” on page 153. Once a
report in selected from the list then report is immediately created.
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• View Archive - This will produce an archive list of all reports that have been run. Select
a report on the screen and press the display button. From this screen you have the
option to Print or Export the report. The archive will only hold the last 10 reports, not
more. The printer settings must be configured in “Printer Menu” on page 141. To
export the report to a USB key, SD card or Network Share folder (NAS), ensure the
media is fitted to the recorder and there is enough memory available.
• Reset All - This action will reset all hourly, daily, weekly and monthly max/mins, totals
and averages. System max/mins and totals shall remain unaffected. A warning dialog
will appear to ask if you are sure you wish to continue.
Figure 4.8 Email Report example
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Status Menu
(Main Menu > Status)
Use the Status menus to easily check on the current configuration of the recorder. A number
of status information screens are available to the user, these will provide information for reporting and diagnostic purposes. All Status screens can be saved to removable media or
printed.
For AMS2750 mode a new TC Usage button is displayed middle right on the menu screen. Please
refer to “Thermocouple Usage Tracking (AMS2750)” on page 390.
The following Status screens are available
• System - Contains general information about the recorder setup such as Device information, software and firmware versions and the recorder’s IP address. Plus a list of
Firmware options and I/O cards in the recorder, See “System” on page 195.
• Pen Overview - Each pen is displayed with full configuration details, including: Pen,
Value, Name, Maths, Scale, In Alarm, Pen Rate, Alarm, Total, and Group. See “Pen
Overview” on page 197.
• Maintenance - The recorder keeps track of important “life actions” for improved diagnostics and preventative maintenance notification. Health Watch/Maintenance is available as a firmware option. See “Maintenance” on page 198.
• Recording - Shows the current logging status of all pens within the system: Pen, Value,
Recording, Log Rate, Alarm Rate and Group. See “Recording” on page 199.
• Diagnostics - Complete diagnostics is shown for each of the following categories:
Hardware (including Analogue In, Analogue Out, Digital IO and Pulse Inputs), Events,
Comms and Media. This is an option and requires firmware credits to be activated. See
“Diagnostics” on page 200.
•
TC Usage - For AMS2750 TUS and Process modes only. Please refer to “Thermo-
couple Usage Tracking (AMS2750)” on page 390
Saving Screens
All Status screens can be saved as portable .rtf files onto removable media. These can be
transferred to another location and kept for records or sent via email for troubleshooting and
maintenance issues.
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Printing Screens
All the Status screens have a Print button, to execute this, the printer must first be configured
in “Network Admin” on page 98 and in the “Printer Menu” on page 141. For details on
suitable printer types see “Print Support (USB 2.0)” on page 44.
The Print function is a firmware option that is selectable from the Factory menu > “Credits”
on page 131.
System
(Main Menu > Status > System)
The System status menu is divided into three more sub sections: General, Options and IO
Cards. Each one will display the current status of the recorder for each category.
General
(Main Menu > Status > System > General)
Displays the version status for the different types of firmware, hardware and current recorder
information.
Table 4.11 : Example: System Version Status
Options
Version
ID
0001
Name
Minitrend GR
Serial No.
******
Processor
***MHz
Firmware
100.1
Firmware Data
16:33:33 Oct 11 2006
Build Number
25 Beta / Production
Bridge Firmware
**
Platform
5.**
Boot Loader
1.**
Mac address
00-d0-6e-**-**-**
IP Address
160.221.***.***
Front USB
Host Mode
Internal Mem Id -
This number is made up from the size of the memory
card and what type of format it is. Eg 256T16 =
256MB size formatted to TFAT16
*Database Size
**.*Mb
SD Card
*.*MB/***.*MB
USB 1
***.*MB/****.*MB
USB 2
Empty
Password Node Type
Standalone
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Go Back to return to the previous screen or select Print to print the screen or Save screen
to removable media. *See “Database Size Management” on page 261.
Options
(Main Menu > Status > System > Options)
Displays a list of firmware options available and which ones are enabled.
For more information see See “Section 7: Firmware Options” on page 241.
Table 4.12 :
Options
Credits
Enabled
Full Math
4
Scripting (+ Full Maths) (Note 2)
6
Events
6
Fast Scan (Note 2)
5
Totals
4
Custom Screens (Note 2)
4
Reports
3
AMS2750 Process (Note 3)
5
Maintenance
2
Printing
2
AMS2750 TUS (Note 3)
10
Batch
5
Counters
3
Modbus Master
10
Remote View
3
Email
3
Pwd Net Sync
5
Secure Comms
3
or
or
or
or
or
or
or
or
or
or
or
or
or
or
or
or
or
or
Extra Pens
2 (4 pens)
Total Pens
Hardware Lock
2
Password CFR (Note 1)
NA
or 
or 
Total Credits
no. used/no. available
NA


















(Note 1) Password CFR - (ESS - Extended Security System). This will only appear in the list if this feature is enabled in the recorder. It cannot be enabled by the firmware credit system - contact Honeywell for details.
(Note 2) not available for the eZtrend GR.
(Note 3) AMS2750 Process and AMS2750 TUS credits cannot be enabled at the same time
Go Back to return to the previous screen or select Print to print the screen or Save screen
to removable media.
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IO Cards
(Main Menu > Status > System > IO Cards)
This will display the Slot position of each card in the recorder. The Card Type is identified
as Analogue I/P, Alarm/Digital I/O, Analogue O/P or Pulse Input. The number of Channels
on each card eg. Digital I/O 1-16. The Firmware Version of the card is displayed and the
Board Revision.
Table 4.13 : Example of IO Card Status for a Minitrend GR
Slot
Card Type
Channels
FW Version
Board Revision
A
Analogue I/P
1-8
A*-00*
0
B
Pulse
9-12
A*-00*
1
G
Digital I/O
1-16
A*-00*
0
Go Back to return to the previous screen or select Print to print the screen or Save screen
to removable media.
Pen Overview
(Main Menu > Status > Pen Overview)
Each pen is displayed with full configuration details.
• Pen - Displays the pen number and ticked if it is enabled
• Value - Displays the current reading for this pen
• Name - Pen name or number
• Maths - Displays any Maths calculation applied to this pen or the Analogue Input channel for this pen. Summarised to M for any Maths expressions.
• Scale - Displays the High and Low limits of the scale range for this pen
• In Alarm - Displays the current status of the alarm, tick = active and a cross = inactive.
• Pen Rate - This displays the fastest of all dependencies
• Alarm - Displays how many alarms are enabled on this pen
• Total - This will be ticked if a totaliser has been enabled on this pen
• Group - Displays the group number if this pen has been allocated to a group.
Go Back to return to the previous screen or select Print to print the screen or Save screen
to removable media.
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Maintenance
(Main Menu > Status > Maintenance)
The recorder keeps track of important “life actions” for improved diagnostics and preventative maintenance notification.
The Maintenance button will become active when Maintenance is selected as a firmware option. To enable this go to “Options” on page 196.
Once enabled this screen will keep the following information:
• Powered on - How many times the recorder has had the power turned on
• Last Power up - The last time the recorder had been turned on
• Time On since power up - The amount of time since the recorder was last turned on
• Last Setup Modified - displays the last Day, Month and Time the setup was last modified.
• Total On time - How much time the recorder has had the power turned on
• Total Off time - How much time the recorder has had the power turned off
• Longest Off time - How long was the longest time period the recorder was powered off
• Lithium cell life - Approximately how much battery time is left
• Backlight Life - Approximately how many hours of Back light time left
• SD Card - How many times the SD card has been inserted. SD card is available as a
credit option for the eZtrend GR
• Lowest temperature - Displays the lowest ambient temperature detected so far
• Highest temperature - Displays the highest ambient temperature detected so far
• AI last factory cal * - When the last factory calibration was made to this Analogue Input
card. Eg. in card slot A
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• AI last user cal *:* - When the last user calibration was made to this Analogue Input
card. Eg in slot position A, input 1. All channels will be listed per channel.
• Relay * cycle(s) - Displays the amount of relay cycles per relay listed.
• Fixed - reports common relay output cycles
Go Back to return to the previous screen or select Print to print the screen or Save screen
to removable media.
Recording
(Main Menu > Status > Recording)
Shows the current logging status of all pens within the system:
• Pen - Displays the Pen number and will display a tick when recording and a cross when
recording has stopped.
• Value - Displays the current pen value
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• Recording - Displays either Continuous or Fuzzy logging
• Log Rate - Displays the Log rate set, in Hertz. A tick denotes if it is enabled and a star
will indicate the current log rate
• Alarm Rate - Displays the alarm rate, in Hertz, if this has been set up to change when
the pen goes into an active alarm state. A tick denotes if it is enabled and a star will indicate the current log rate
• Pre-Trigger - Each Pen will display it's pre-trigger enabled status from within the Pen
logging status display.
• Group - Displays the name of the group that this pen has been assigned to.
Go Back to return to the previous screen or select Print to print the screen or Save screen
to removable media.
Diagnostics
(Main Menu > Status > Diagnostics)
The Diagnostics button will become active when Maintenance is selected as a firmware option. To enable this go to “Options” on page 196.
• Hardware - “Hardware Status” on page 201.
• Events - “Events Status” on page 203.
• Comms - See “Comms Status” on page 204.
• Media - See “Media Status” on page 205.
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Hardware Status
(Main Menu > Status > Diagnostics > Hardware)
Complete diagnostics are shown for each of the following categories:
• Analogue In Status - See “Analogue In Status” on page 201.
• Analogue Out Status- See “Analogue Out Status” on page 202.
• Alarm/Digital IO Status - See “Alarm/Digital IO Status” on page 202.
• Pulse Input Status - See “Pulse Inputs Status” on page 203.
Analogue In Status
(Main Menu > Status > Diagnostics > Hardware > Analogue In)
• Channel - Displays the Slot position eg. A, B, or C, D, E, F, the Analogue Input number
and the system channel position. This will show a tick if this channel is enabled.
• Input - Displays the current Analogue Input reading for this channel*. See “Thermo-
couple Active Burnout Status” on page 202.
• Range - Displays the current Range Type set for this channel, eg. +/-12V
• Calibration - Displays the type of calibration for this channel either Factory or User Cal
• Sample Rate - Displays the current Sample rate for this channel.
• SQRT - If ticked the square root extract is enabled on this channel to linearise a non-linear input.
• Sensor Comp - This will display if any type of sensor compensation applied to this
channel.
• Pen - Displays which Pen scale is being used to display this analogue input.
• CJC - Only for Thermocouple inputs. Displays the final adjusted value of a Cold Junction Calibration on this channel in degrees C.
Go Back to return to the previous screen or select Print to print the screen or Save screen
to removable media.
*Displayed in the Input column may also be the Thermocouple Active burnout status
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Table 4.14 : Thermocouple Active Burnout Status
Label
Descriptions
Disabled
Active burnout disabled
Normal
Active burnout enabled, input ok
Degraded
Thermocouple degraded (difference measurement: 10 to 99 increase**)
Failing
Thermocouple Failing (difference measurement: 100 to 200 increase**)
Failing
Thermocouple Failing (absolute measurement: over 230 increase**)
Almost Failed
Thermocouple Almost Failed (difference measurement: over 200, not failed)
Almost Failed
Thermocouple Almost Failed (absolute measurement: 330 to 2k)
Open Circuit
Thermocouple Failed, No data on passive channel,
Thermocouple Failed, but no error on passive thermocouple channel
Thermocouple Failed, also failed status on passive channel
Short Circuit
Possible thermocouple wiring short circuit detected (significant reduction in )
**any increase is measured from the level when the recorder is first powered up.
Analogue Out Status
(Main Menu > Status > Diagnostics > Hardware > Analogue Out))
Not available for the eZtrend GR.
• Channel - Displays the Slot position, eg. B, E or F, the Analogue Output number and
the system channel position. This will show a tick if this channel is enabled.
• TX Pen - Displays which pen is transmitting the signal
• Range - Displays the Output range set. A tick here will indicate this is over-range.
• Output - Displays the current Analogue Output reading for this channel.
Go Back to return to the previous screen or select Print to print the screen or Save screen
to removable media.
Alarm/Digital IO Status
(Main Menu > Status > Diagnostics > Digital IO)
• Channel - Displays the Slot position, eg. G, H or I, the Digital IO number and the system
channel position. This will show a tick if this channel is enabled. Fixed refers to the common relay output on the power board (24V relay)
• Input/Output/Pulse - Displays what activity is on this channel, Input, Output or Pulse
Input.
• Alarm - Displays the Pen number and the Alarm number that activates the digital output
when the alarm is active. The Alarm has to be set to Relay out.
• Status - Displays the current state of the digital input on this channel or pulsed if Pulse
Out is selected. The relay is displayed as open or closed.
• Counters - Displays the counter number when active.
• Duration - Displays the Output Pulse duration set.
Go Back to return to the previous screen or select Print to print the screen or Save screen
to removable media.
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Pulse Inputs Status
(Main Menu > Status > Diagnostics > Hardware > Pulse Inputs)
Not available for the eZtrend GR.
• Channel - Displays the Slot position, eg. A, B, C, D, E or F, the Pulse Input number and
the system channel position. This will show a tick if this channel is enabled.• Frequency/Count - Displays the input mode, fixed as Frequency (in Hertz)
• Input - Displays the current Pulse Input reading for this channel (in Hertz)
Go Back to return to the previous screen or select Print to print the screen or Save screen
to removable media.
Events Status
(Main Menu > Status > Diagnostics > Events)
This status screen displays all the currently enabled Events as they occur.
Each event displays the event number <Event 1> followed by the event information:
C1: = Cause 1
C2: = Cause 2
C3: = Cause 3
C4: = Cause 4
E1: = Effect 1
E2: = Effect 2
E3: = Effect 3
E4: = Effect 4
If an Event has not been enabled no event will be listed in the status screen
If part of an event is not enabled one * will appear next to the incomplete cause or effect.
If a Cause is enabled but not an Effect or an Effect is enabled but not a Cause two ** will
appear next to the incomplete part of the event.
When a scheduled event is displayed it will show the next time a scheduled cause is due.
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NOTICE
Remember that Cause 1, 2, 3 OR Cause 4 will trigger Effect 1, 2, 3 AND Effect 4. 
Cause and Effect numbers are not linked eg. Cause 1 and Effect 1 are not linked.
Comms Status
(Main Menu > Status > Diagnostics > Comms)
• General - See “General Status” on page 204.
• Modbus - See “Modbus Status” on page 204.
• SMTP - See “SMTP Status” on page 205.
• FTP - See “FTP Status” on page 205.
• Peers - See “Peers Status” on page 205.
This screen contains a description of the type of comms currently being used and its status.
General Status
(Main Menu > Status > Diagnostics > Comms > General)
• Description and Status of comms on the recorder. Displays Ethernet or RS485 in an
Active or inactive state and the recorder’s IP address
Modbus Status
(Main Menu > Status > Diagnostics > Comms > Modbus)
.
Description and Status of Modbus Transport - Ethernet
• Transport - Ethernet or RS485
• Address - the IP address of your recorder and if it is fixed or Dynamic
• Device ID - Recorder ID number
• Protocol - Modbus or Modbus-X
• Good Messages - Number of messages being transferred successfully
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• Bad Messages - Number of corrupt or rejected messages eg. a checksum failure
• Internal Errors - Number of Hardware errors
SMTP Status
(Main Menu > Status > Diagnostics > Comms > SMTP)
(Simple Mail Transfer Protocol) - Displays the Type, Time, Date and Message details for
Email transfers
FTP Status
(Main Menu > Status > Diagnostics > Comms > FTP)
(File Transfer Protocol) - Displays the Type, Time, Date and Message details for FTP transfers
Peers Status
(Main Menu > Status > Diagnostics > Comms > Peers)
Displays all recorders available on the network. The screen will display the recorder name,
what version of Firmware is installed, ID number and Network Name and IP address.
It also displays the recorder’s network sync status to show if the recorder is part of a password group. It will display either Master, Slave or a Stand Alone recorder (not belonging to
a net sync group).
The last column displays which Password Net Sync group each recorder belongs to. Stand
Alone recorders will be blank.
The Peers Diagnostic Status screen only gets updated when a rescan is done, if you remove
a peer from the network it still shows in the Comms Diagnostic Peers Status screen until
another rescan. A rescan will be done when a recorder come online (startup) or a change is
made to password netsync.
If you experience any security issues using peers, see “Internet Security Settings” on
page 277.
Messages - The Messages list displays the Peer to Peer status. Thus includes the Type of
message (usually a system password message), Time, Date and the Message information.
This screen can be cleared or printed.
Go Back to return to the previous screen or select Print to print the screen or Save screen
to removable media.
Media Status
(Main Menu > Status > Diagnostics > Media)
• Pen - Pen number
• Rate - Pen speed
• Store Size - How much memory is allocated to this pen
• Store Time - How much storage time is available
• Remaining - How much memory is left before data is over-written.
Store Size, Store Time and Remaining are dependant of the pen logging speed, how many
pens are logging and will be affected by Storage bias allocation of chart and logged data.
Go Back to return to the previous screen or select Print to print the screen or Save screen
to removable media.
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Finish
When the Finish button is pressed at the end of a new set up or a change to a setup the
following options are available.
Commit
This will save the new setup or changes to an existing setup, over-writing the existing one,
and implement them into the recorder
Field validation is performed when a change has been made, if a problem is identified, an
error message is shown and the field in question clearly marked.
Discard
This will ignore the new setup, or the changes that have been made to the existing setup,
and not implement them into the recorder
Commit Later
This gives the user the option for a configuration to be partially completed but to be committed at a later date. This will retain the new set up or the changes to the existing setup until
they are required. A partially completed setup will not be maintained over a power failure.
If Commit Later has been executed, a warning message will display for Edit Setup, Edit Layout and User Admin (Passwords) screens. This is to alert the user that the changes have
been made to the configuration and not committed in the recorder. The user can Discard the
changes or continue to do changes and then Commit them.
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Section 5:Security
See “Hardware Configuration Lock” on page 224.
Password Security
Log On/Off
If ESS (Extended Security System) Password security is active on your recorder a password
is required to enter the menu system and process screens. Limited access is available without logging on, see Table 5.1 on page 211.
When Log On is required the Log On button will appear in the top right of the Main Menu
screen. The Log On button can be set to switch to auto Log Off at a specified period of time.
To Log On select the Log On button at the top right of the Main Menu screen.
Log On - User is presented with a user name and password box.
First time user login is “Admin”. No password is required. Access for
the first time user is removed once the password system has been
configured.
Log Off - Once the user has logged on, the option in the Main Menu
will turn to Log Off, once selected the user is logged off and returned
to the current process screen.
User Log in/Log Out Method
Users can log in and out of the system or web page easily using the touch screen or an attached keyboard.
Users and Groups
Number of Users
The system will support up to 50 users.
Multiple Log On’s
Users are allowed to log on to the system more then once, allowing the same user to log on
from different areas, e.g. via the user interface and via web browser at the same time.
User Name
Each user must have a user name, this is a maximum of 20 characters in length and cannot
be duplicated. Numeric characters and symbols can be used in the user name, but no spaces.
User Group
Each user can be allocated to a group, these are defined as follows
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Administrator
Administrator has access to everything, and it is possible to have more than one user at the
administrator level. The Administrator will have unlimited access to the system and provide
the ability to setup other users.
With the exception of Administrator who has access to everything, the other 4 groups permission areas can be configured, users can then be allocated to a level and they will inherit
those permissions.
Permissions
Permissions may also be customised for an individual user, their permissions can be
changed to become a customised user. However for global access restrictions, the user
must be allocated a security level of Engineer, Supervisor, Technician or Operator, even
though the individual permissions will differ.
First Time’ Password System Setup
The first time the system is used a default user name and password is available, the user
name is “Admin” and will have no password, this is known as the “first time” user. Access to
the first time user is removed once the password system has been configured. The first time
user is reinstated if the password system is reset.
ESS - Extended Security System (CFR21 Part 11)
The password system allows for user names to be typed in. All logging in and out activity is
automatically stored in the audit trail.
If your recorder is fitted with the ESS password system follow these instructions
First Time Password System Setup – Add System Administrator
Your recorder is configured with ESS – Extended Security System.
This is a password system that cannot be switched off
Follow these steps on first time power up.
Administrator User name
1. Switch the recorder On
2. From the process screen press the Menu button in the top left of the
screen and select the Log In icon in the top right as shown here.
3. A box will appear and prompt you to enter a User name, enter Admin. This is the first
time user login. Access to the first time login is removed once the password system has
been configured. The first time user is reinstated if the password system is reset. No
password is required for first time login. No password is required for first time login.
4. From the Main menu press the following buttons:
Configure > Passwords > User Admin > Add User
Select “Blank User” and type in your new administrator user name
• Default User name minimum length is 4 characters. (Allows the use of alpha, symbol
and numeric characters, no spaces)
• Default User name maximum length is 20 characters
5. In the Add User menu your new user name will be displayed, select this (default Operator) and change the User Level to “Administrator”. Select Finish and Commit.
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6. A box will appear when you have successfully added a user, press OK
7. The recorder will return to the process screen.
You have now added an Administrator User Level to the password system. You must now
give the new user a password
Administrator Password
1. From the process screen press the Menu button in the top left of the
screen and select the Log In icon in the top right as shown here.
2. A box will appear and you will be prompted for your Administrator
user name, which you have just created in items 1 to 7 listed above.
3. The Password dialog box will appear. The recorder enters a default password when a
user is added so select “Yes” to change it.
• Default Password minimum length is 6 characters (requires a minimum of 5 alpha characters. Allows the use of symbols and numeric characters, no spaces)
• Default Password maximum length is 20 characters
4. Enter your new password, then repeat to confirm.
5. The password dialog will appear confirming the change has been successful.
6. You have now completed creating an Administrator.
You can now enter the password system to check and reset the default Policies, eg. Password Expiry Time. (Main Menu > Configure > Passwords > User Admin > Policy)
Refer to the Password section in the User manual for more information.
User Name Description
User names are case dependent however duplicate user names will not be allowed even if
case does not match. The user name and password cannot be the same.
Minimum Access Level
If an end user has password enabled and starts a batch, the Operator and Technician levels
can log in, enter the setup area, make changes to the setup but when they try to finish and
commit, it will come back with a message that says they do not have a high enough access
level to perform that function. Once the batch is stopped, the operator and technician level
can login to the setup area and make changes. When the batch is running, all users with
access levels higher than operator and technician can enter setup, make changes, finish
and commit. There will be a message that comes up and says that to perform this function,
the batch needs to be stopped and do you want to do that? Answer yes and stop the batch
and save the setup changes.
Calendar Function
Day of week restriction is required for all levels apart from Administrator, this will consist of
any combinations of 7 days. An everyday selection is available.
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Password Policy
See “Policy” on page 165.
Duplicate Passwords
Duplicate passwords are allowed for different users, otherwise this would alert a user that
the same password is available on another user login. The User name and password cannot
be the same. Note: Ensure that passwords entered are a mix of capital letters, small letters,
numbers and special characters.
Retry Lockout
A password retry lockout option is available, if the user enters the incorrect password for a
preset number of times in a row, the account must be de-activated and only an Administrator
can re-activate the account. The account can be reactivated in 2 ways
Retry & Preserve Password
Reset retries (unlock) and preserve password, allowing user to have another try
Retry & Reset Password
Reset retries (unlock) and reset password which must be changed on first login.
User Interface requirements
No Activity Timeout
A “no activity” timeout programmable from 20 to 3600 seconds, which will automatically log
out a user after a defined period of inactivity at the menu system or web page.
Level Names
The level names, such as Operator, Technician, Supervisor, Engineer are for internal reference and are displayed as defaults, it is possible for the user to change the group names to
suit their personnel structure. This is stored in the policy set up for the Password configuration.
Audit Trail
A full audit trail is available and is stored as a message log.
Trail Rules
The audit trail cannot be turned off and will always be generated for the password system.
Audit Trail Entries
Audit trail is generated for the following actions
• User log On/Off and source (Recorder, Web)
• Failed password attempts
• Areas where access was attempted but denied
• Password expiry
• Inactivity timeouts/auto logouts
• Temporary User entry
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Level Permissions
Table 5.1 : Default Level Permissions
Default user levels of access to areas within the recorder menu system
Permission Area
Admin
Engineer
Supervisor
Technician
Operator
No Login
required
Perm Area 1
Messages






Perm Area 2
Screen






Perm Area 3
Status






Perm Area 4
View Totals






Perm Area 5
View Alarms






Perm Area 6
View Max/Min






Perm Area 7
View Counters






Perm Area 8
Acknowledge
Alarms





Perm Area 9
Configure
Alarms





Perm Area 10
Batch 
Control





Perm Area 11
Recording





Perm Area 12
Change 
Password





Perm Area 13
Main Configure Menu





Perm Area 14
Configure
Counters




Perm Area 15
Configure
Totals




Perm Area 16
Configure
Max/Min




Perm Area 17
Load/Save
Setups




Perm Area 18
Main Setup
Menu




Perm Area 19
Edit Setup &
Edit Recording



Perm Area 20
General Setup
Menu



Perm Area 21
Printer Setup



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Table 5.1 : Default Level Permissions
Default user levels of access to areas within the recorder menu system
Permission Area
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Admin
Engineer
Supervisor
Technician
Operator

Perm Area 22
Batch Setup



Perm Area 23
Configure 
Settings



Perm Area 24
Configure 
Layout



Perm Area 25
Screen Setup



Perm Area 26
Pens



Perm Area 27
Events/
Counters



Perm Area 28
General
(All) Incl.
Hardware
Lock


Perm Area 29
Comms


Perm Area 30
Comms Modbus


Perm Area 31
Comms Web/FTP


Perm Area 32
Comms SNTP


Perm Area 33
Comms TCP/IP


Perm Area 34
Comms Email


Perm Area 35
Field IO
I/O+AMS2750


Perm Area 36
Passwords

Perm Area 37
View Status
via Web Page


Perm Area 39
Full Control
via Web Page


Perm Area 40
Calibrate
Screen


Perm Area 41
User 
Variables




Perm Area 42
Clear Popup
Alert




No Login
required
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Table 5.1 : Default Level Permissions
Default user levels of access to areas within the recorder menu system
Permission Area
Admin
Engineer
Supervisor
Technician








Perm Area 43
Context Menu


Perm Area 44
Clear 
Messages


Perm Area 45
Reports, Run
and View


Perm Area 46
Reports, Modify and Reset
All


Perm Area 47
Script 
Timers

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Operator
No Login
required
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Default Password Access
Default password access is set up within the recorder and can be changed by the Administrator or the Administrator can assign another user to change the access permissions.
Default permissions
• Administrator Access is for the Administrator level only
• Engineer Access is for Engineers and above (Administrator level)
• Supervisor Access is for Supervisors and above (incl. Engineer and Administrator levels)
• Technician Access is for Technicians and above (incl. Supervisor, Engineer and Administrator levels)
• Operator Access is for Operators and above (incl. Technicians, Supervisors, Engineers
and Administrator levels)
• No Login gives access only to unrestricted areas.
Access levels can change for each menu, for example Operator or above access is required
to get to the Configure menu. Once in the Configure menu the operator level can only access the Passwords button, Setup is Technician or above access and Layout and Settings
are Supervisor or above access.
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Figure 5.1 Default password access from the Main menu.
Configure Menu - Operator
Access. See Figure 5.2 for
Configure menu access.
(Permission Area 13)
Alarms Menu - No Login
required. See Figure 5.6
for Alarms menu access
Messages Menu - No
Login required. (Permission Area 1). Except Clear
Messages requires Engineer access. See Figure
5.10
Batch Control - Operator Access.
All of the Batch Control menu
buttons require Operator access
(Permission Area 10)
Process Menu - No Login
required. See Figure 5.8
for Process menu access
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Screen Menu - No Login
required. See Figure 5.7
for Screen menu access.
(Permission Area 2)
Status Menu - No Login
required. All of the Messages buttons require No
Login access. 
(Permission Area 3)
Recording Menu - Operator
Access. This is a view only
screen. All of the buttons on
the Recording menu require Operator access.
(Permission Area 11)
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Figure 5.2 Default password access from the Configure menu
Setup menu - Technician access.
See Figure 5.3 for Setup menu
access. (Permission Area 18)
Layout menu - Supervisor access. 
All of the Layout menu buttons require 
Supervisor access. (Permission Area 24).
Edit Layout see Figure 5.7
Configure menu - Operator access
(Permission Area 13)
Setup = Technician access 
Layout = Supervisor access
Passwords = Operator access
Settings = Supervisor access
Settings menu - Supervisor access
(Permission Area 23)
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Password menu - Operator access.
See Figure 5.4 for Password menu
access. (Permission Area 36)
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Figure 5.3 Default Password access from the Setup Menu
Setup menu - Technician access
(Permission Area 18)
Edit = Supervisor access 
Save = Technician access 
Load = Technician access
Save and Load setup buttons
require Technician access.
(Permission Area 17)
Edit menu - Supervisor access
See Figure 5.5 for Edit Setup
menu access. (Permission Area 19)
Figure 5.4 Default password access from the Password Menu
Password Menu - Operator access
(Permission Area 36)
User Admin - Administrator
Change Password - Operator access
User Admin - Administrator access only.
Password Net Sync - Administrator access only
Change Password button requires 
Operator access. (Permission Area 12)
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Figure 5.5 Default password access from the Edit Menu
Field I/O Menu ((I/O + AMS2750 if
enabled) - Engineer Access. 
All of this menu requires Engineer
access. (Permission Area 35)
Pens Menu - 
Supervisor Access.
(Permission Area 26)
Comms Menu - Engineer 
Access. See Figure 5.11 for
Comms access. All of the
Comms menu buttons require
Engineer access. 
(Permission Area 29)
Edit Setup Menu - Supervisor
access (Permission Area 19)
Field I/O - Engineer
Pens - Supervisor
Comms - Engineer 
Events/Counters - Supervisor
General - Supervisor
Screen - Supervisor
Recording - Supervisor
Reports - Engineer
Events/Counters menus - 
Supervisor Access. All of the
Events and Counters menu
buttons require Supervisor
access. (Permission Area 27)
Screen Setup Menu Supervisor
Access.
(Permission Area 25)
Edit Recording -
Supervisor Access.
(Permission Area 19)
General menu - Supervisor Access.
See Figure 5.9 for General menu
access. (Permission Area 20)
Reports menu - Engineer Access.
(Permission Area 46)
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Figure 5.6 Default password access from the Alarms Menu
Alarms menu - No Login
Ack Alarm - Operator
Configure - Operator
View Alarms - No Login
Configure Alarms requires 
Operator access
Permission Area 9)
View Alarms requires No Login
(Permission Area 5)
Ack Alarm menu - 
Operator access. 
(Permission Area 8)
All of the Acknowledge
Alarm buttons require 
Operator access
Figure 5.7 Default password access from the Screen Menu and Edit layout menu
Screen Edit/Edit layout - Supervisor access.
All of the Edit functions in the status bar require Supervisor access. (Custom Screens
are not available for the eZtrend GR).
Screen menu - No Login required
(Permission Area 2)
Edit - Supervisor access
Replay - No Login required
List - No Login required
Clean Screen - No Login required
Calibrate - Engineer Access
Touch Test - Engineer Access
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Calibrate and Touch Test Engineer access. Used to calibrate the touch screen.
(Premission area 40)
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Figure 5.8 Default password access from the Process Menu
Process Menu - No Login required
Max/Min - No Login
Totals - No Login 
Counters - No Login
User Variables - Operator
Script Timers - Operator
Reports - Operator
Max/Min Menu - No Login required
Totals Menu - No Login required
Reset Max/Min, Reset Max and Reset
Min buttons require Technician access
(Permission Area 16)
Start, Stop and Reset Totals 
buttons require Technician access
(Permission Area 15)
View requires No Login
(Permission Area 6)
View requires No Login 
(Permission Area 4)
User Variables - 
Operator access. 
(Permission Area 41)
Modify and View buttons
Counters Menu - No Login
required
Reset button for all Counters
require Technician access
(Permission Area 14)
View requires No Login 
(Permission Area 7)
Script Timers - 
Operator access. 
(Permission Area 47)
Reports - Operator access. 
(Permission Area 45). 
Run and View Archive reports
Reset All - Engineer access (Permission area 46)
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Figure 5.9 Default password access from the General Menu
General Menu - Supervisor access 
(Permission Area 20)
Ident, Error Alert and Factory require 
Engineer access. (Permission Area 28)
Batch requires Supervisor access (Permission Area 22)
Printer requires Supervisor access (Permission Area 21)
Groups require Supervisor access (Permission Area 26)
Factory menu requires Engineer access. All of the factory menu buttons
require Engineer access. 
(Permission Area 28)
Figure 5.10 Default password access from the Messages Menu
Messages Menu - No Login Required
Except to clear the messages from each
area requires Engineer access
All messages screen have a button to
clear (remove) the existing messages
stored in the recorder for that particular
area of messages. (Permission area 44)
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Figure 5.11 Default password access from the Comms Menu
Comms Menu - Engineer access
(Permission Area 29)
Comms Services - Engineer access (Permission Area 29)
Services - Permission Area 29
Modbus - Permission Area 30
TCP/IP - Permission Area 33
Web - Permission Area 31
Network Admin - Permission Area 29
Email - Permission Area 34
Load Certificates - Permission Area 29
SNTP - Permission Area 32
FTP - Permission Area 31
Peers - Permission Area 29
Figure 5.12 Default password access from the Web page
Web page - Engineer access
View Status - Permission Area 37
Full Control - Permission Area 39
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Figure 5.13 Default password access to clear a pop up Alert
Clear Pop up Alert - Technician access
To OK or clear the error alert message
Technician permission level is required
(Permission area 42)
Figure 5.14 Default password access to use the Context menu
Context menu - Technician access
Touch any chart process screen to
produce the Settings button in the top
right of the screen. Select the Settings
button to change the chart speeds.
(Permission Area 43)
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Hardware Configuration Lock
The Hardware Configuration Lock feature is located on the Processor board and works in
conjunction with the Credit function to prevent any configuration changes once the configuration switch has been set to the "unlocked" position. See “Options” on page 196. With
the credit function active, the switch must be set to the "unlock" position to make configuration changes.
By default the configuration will not be locked. Only in case of regulatory requirements the
factory can lock by adding the cap (JP2) on this connector. It can be locked simply by a small
plastic cap placed on the JP2 link which will short the jumper in the hardware, which in turn
is sensed by Firmware and it will lock the recorder configuration.
The lock can be easily accessed just by removing the back panel and simply adding (to lock)
or removing (to unlock) this cap (link) from the board. Figure 5.15 on page 224 shows the
Processor board, with the Hardware Lock in a red box. This is simple two pin jumper (Connector /Header) designated as “JP2” on board.. This operation should be performed by authorized personal.
The JP2 lock/unlock on the Processor board is the same for the Minitrend GR, Multitrend GR and the DR Graphic recorders.
Figure 5.15 Hardware Configuration Lock / Processor board
Unlock - JP2 has the plastic
cap (link) removed
Hardware Lock location on Processor board. 
Unlock/removal of link (JP2) should be performed by
an authorized person
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Section 6: Screen Configuration
Process Screen Overview
Figure 6.1 Minitrend GR Process Screen
Standard Screen example - Chart and DPM
Message List icon allows quick access to Batches,
Batch Detail, User Mark on Chart, and Messages
Recording menu allows:
• stop/start recording
• immediate download
of recorded data
This grey area will appear if you
are viewing a batch related screen
View Alarms
Acknowledge
all Alarms
Alarm Status/
Configure. 
Individual Alarm
Acknowledge
Print
or Save
screen
Modify
screen
layouts
Replay
chart
history
List of
available
screens
View
available
screens
Recorder ID No. & Name
(alternates to display the
Screen Name)
Enter recorder
Setup menu
Time and Date
Chart Area
Yellow area shows
when Pen 1 was in
alarm state
Realtime Pen Pointers
Alarm Marker marks
the chart to show when
Pen 1 was out of its
alarm state
Pen Digital Read-out
Touch the screen to activate a short cut to
Settings such as change the chart speed
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Menu Bar
At the top of each process screen is the Menu bar.
Recorder ID and Name
alternates with the
Screen Name.
Date and Time
Menu
This gives direct access to the Menu System to set up the recorder. See “Section 4: Recorder Setup” on page 63
Alarm bell (1)
The second button shows the Alarm status. When the alarm bell is green this means there
are no active alarms. If the bell is red then an alarm is active and the number of active alarms
will display below.
Press this button to produce the Alarm menu bar. Here there is an Acknowledge button to
confirm any latched alarms that require acknowledgment. See “Alarms Menu” on
page 88 There is a View button that displays all pens currently with alarms set up. The Detail button will take you straight to the Alarms menu, see “Alarms Menu” on page 175
Time Left (18h)
This button shows how much time is left before data will fill the internal memory and an export of the memory to an external device is required, before data is overwritten. Select this
button to go to the Recording screen to export the data now or set up a timed export using
the Scheduled option. See “Recording Menu” on page 184
If the Time Left button shows two green arrows this means that the memory
buffer is full and the oldest data has started to be over-written.
List (78)
This button produces another button bar for quick access to Batch Controls, Batch Detail,
Mark on Chart or Message details. The number displayed is the number of new messages
that have been registered since the menu was last checked.
Select this to produce another button bar with access to:
• Batches - Shortcut to enter details to start a new batch or to control a batch that has
already been started. See “Batch Setup/Batch Groups” on page 180
• Detail - Gives detail of the current batch status for all batches running. If you are displaying
a screen that has been set up specifically to show a batch then the details will be just for
that batch.
• Mark on Chart - Select the Mark button to enter a Mark on Chart. Embedded process values can be entered which will display pen information on the marker. See “Embedded
Process Values” on page 119.
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• Message Detail - Press this button for quick access to the Messages screen, where each
message is put into a category or All Messages can be viewed. See “Messages Menu”
on page 187
• Exit - To return to the process screen
Screen
The Screen button produces the Screen menu bar.
Figure 6.2 Screen Menu bar
Press to print or
save the current
process screen
Select to check or change
the screen properties and
set Layout Settings.
Previous and Next buttons
scroll back and forth through
the screen list
History or Realtime buttons
replace the Edit button when
a circular chart is selected
for either data types when
using a DR Graphic recorder
Screen Menu Bar
• Print - Instantly prints the screen you are displaying. To set up your printer, see “Printer
Menu” on page 141. Every pixel is sent to the printer!. Save a screen shot of the current displayed screen to external removable media.
• Edit - From a standard process screen this gives quick access to Screens, Settings and
Appearance. View all available Screens and modify certain screen properties including
Screen name, Template Type, Orientation and Pens being displayed. See “Edit Layout”
on page 157 for details. Use Settings to set up screens for cycling. Cycling screens will
display specific screens for an allocated amount of time before switching to the next. 
When the DR Graphic recorder has a circular chart selected the Edit button is
replaced with History or Realtime buttons depending on the type of data being
shown. The Edit button is still available in circular mode from the Main menu>Configure>Layout
For Custom Screens this will enable the Edit tool bar, go to the “Edit Toolbar” on
page 176 . This is for Pen/Channel mapping and Expert mode for moving and resizing
items on the screen.
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• Replay - Gives quick access to the Replay Screen and the Replay toolbar. See “Replay”
on page 228
• List - List of all available screens, select to change the current screen.
• Prev - Displays the previous enabled screen in current selection
• Next - Displays the next enabled screen in current selection
• Exit - Exit this menu, return to the current process screen
Replay
The Replay button takes you to the process screen in replay mode. The replay screen consists of a chart and DPMs. For standard screens the replay chart is vertical or horizontal depending on the orientation of the screen you have come from. The replay screen has DPMs
that display max/min readings for each pen, these values are taken from where the cursor
is positioned on the screen. Use the print button on the replay bar to print the replay screen.
DR Graphic History Mode in Circular Chart Mode
The top status control has been modified for Circular Chart screen to include the ability to
go back and view the previous chart. This item is available by selecting the top status bar
screen button. The ‘Edit’ button is overridden in the event that the current screen is showing
a circular chart. Tthe Edit facility is still available from the Main Menu -> Configure -> Layout.
The status bar toggles the button depending on whether real-time or historical data is being
shown:
History screen in realtime
History screen in replay
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Cursor
On the right hand side of the replay screen DPMs can display max/min readings for each
pen, these values are taken from where the cursor is positioned on the screen.
Note: You can do replay on Bar, Charts and Digital Panel Meter process screens and this
will jump into a trend replay screen with the DPM's showing the Min-Max values.
When using Custom Screens you can only replay 8 pens on the Minitrend GR and DR
Graphic and 18 pens on the Multitrend GR recorder even though you can have more
pens than this on the custom screen. (Custom Screens are not available on the eZtrend GR ).
Figure 6.3 Replay screens
Single Cursor
Dual Cursors
Replay toolbar. Switch between the Cursor
moving on the chart or the Chart scrolling
behind the cursor.
The Action button produces the Action toolbar.
The Dual button will change the icons on the
replay tool bar to enable you to swap between
cursors and/or link them together.
Replay Toolbar
The Replay toolbar will appear at the bottom of the screen
• Action - See “Action Toolbar” on page 230.
• Rev – This is used to scroll back through previous data. Touch once to scroll back in increments or hold the Rev button down to continue backwards viewing of data.
• Fwd – This is to scroll forwards on the chart. Touch once to scroll back in increments or
hold the Rev button down to continue backwards viewing of data.
• In – Zoom In on the chart being displayed. Place the chart cursor at the point you wish to
zoom in to. Zooming In will magnify the chart to show greater detail around the cursor position.
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• Out – Zoom Out on the chart being displayed. Place the cursor at the point you wish to
zoom out from. Zooming Out will decrease the chart to show a larger time span around the
cursor position.
• Cursor/Chart – In Cursor mode the cursor bar can be moved along the chart showing the
max/min pen readings as they change and are displayed on the DPMs. This can be done
by touching the line cursor on the screen and dragging it to either side. In Chart mode the
chart can be moved along behind the cursor bar. The DPMs will update reflecting the max
and min readings at the position of the cursor bar. This can be done by touching the chart
on the screen and dragging it to either side or by using a mouse. See Figure 6.3 on
page 229.
• Speed - set a Fast, Medium or Slow chart speed in replay mode. Select the Speed button
and three chart speeds will appear for the replay scree; Fast (10x), Medium (3x) and Slow
speed (0), which is normal speed
• Exit - to return to the previous process screen.
Action Toolbar
The Action toolbar can be set to timeout (disappear) after a specified time. To set the time
see Menu bar TO, “Settings” on page 160.
• Print - This will print the current replay screen. For network printers ensure all printer/server
information has been entered in “Network Admin” on page 98 .
• Single - This is for a single cursor to be displayed on the replay screen.
• Dual - This is a mode that displays an additional
cursor showing the time difference between the
two. When selected the toolbar icons will change
to Swap and Link. The two cursors appear on top
of each other and can be moved by dragging one
of the cursors using the stylus on the touch screen. The cursor with the two grey arrows is
the movable one, to change this use the Swap button. Each cursor can be positioned independently and linked so they can be moved together; use the Link button. Each cursor will
also show its current time/date and the digital readings on the right hand side show the max
and min between the cursors as opposed to under a single cursor. See Figure 6.3 on
page 229.
• Jump - This is a Message jump mode that allows
the user to jump to the next or previous message
on the chart, the display will centre on the message in question. Select Jump and the toolbar
buttons will change to Prev(ious) and Next. Use
these to jump to the previous or next message on the screen. See Figure 6.3 on
page 229.
• Exit - to return to the Replay screen
Messages List links to Replay Screen
To locate the time of an occurrence on a chart you can select an item in any of the message
lists and press the Jump button. This will take you to the exact time of the occurrence on the
replay screen.
If the message requested is older that the oldest chart time/data available a message box
will appear and jump you to the oldest chart time and date available.
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Hide Pens
When in replay mode all pens are initially displayed to allow for better analysis. Pens in replay can be quickly turned off leaving just the pens you want to analyse, by pressing the digital panel for a pen the trace will be removed off the chart and the digital panel will go dark
grey (but still showing the pen name). Press the digital panel of a removed pen to reinstate.
At least one pen must remain on the replay screen and any pens removed will be reinstated
after exiting replay.
In the Replay screen the
traces for pens 5 and 8 have
been hidden to allow for
viewing. Touch the DPM on
the screen to toggle the pen
trace On and Off
About Replay
The replay screen facility enables the user to:
• Show greater coverage of elapsed time (display more history)
• Zoom in and out further
• Display data on a chart and DPM screen
• Display Max Min readings on DPMs
• Display pens on a chart replay screen that are currently displayed on a DPM screen
• Add any enabled pen on to a process screen. All enabled pens have history, even if not displayed on a process screen. These can be added onto a process screen at any time to view
and replay data.
• There is a Replay Screen time-out feature so if the recorder is in replay mode and there has
not been any user activity for a defined amount of time then the replay screen will return to
the process screen. See “Settings” on page 160.
Replay and Hot Buttons
If any Hot Buttons have been configured to “Enter Replay Screen”, then when the equivalent
Hot Button is selected (eg.HB1), in a Process screen, the Replay screen will be started. This
does not apply to Non-Process screens. The Hot buttons will appear in the top right of the
screen but will not activate on a non-process screen.
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Hot Buttons on Process Screen
Zooming
When the recorder switches to the replay screen it will represent the chart speed that is on
your current process screen, (the one you’ve just left). This will affect how far you can zoom
in and out. For example if you are using the Medium chart speed (what ever it may be set
to) the screen can zoom in 5 more times to see detail over a shorter time span and can zoom
out a further 4 times to view more data over a longer period of time.
The amount of data displayed on the replay screen is dependant on what chart speed is selected and how many pens are enabled in the recorder.
Chart/Logged data Slider
An adjustable slider shows how much memory is allocated to Chart data and how much
memory is allocated to Logged data. The user can adjust the slider which will display how
long it will take to fill the memory, at the current chart speed, before the data will start to be
recycled. See “Storage Bias” on page 149
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How Replay works
There are three separate “queues” of data, represented by the three different chart speeds.
As you zoom in and out it switches between these different “queues”.
These “queues” are not all the same length, so for example:
• The fast speed at 600mm/hr means to cover 24 hours takes approx. 30Mbytes for 8 pens.
• The medium speed at 20mm/hr means that to cover 24 hours takes 1Mbyte (1/30 of fast).
• The Slow speed at 1mm/hr means that to cover 24 hours takes 50Kbyte (1/20 of Medium).
The result of this is that the slow speed will tend to give you much more elapsed time history,
but at a lower time resolution, here is a representation of what this could look like.
Data
2 week
4 weeks
6 weeks
8 weeks
12 weeks
Fast speed
Medium speed
!
Slow speed
The lines represent absolute time coverage. So if you go right back to the earliest time on
the slowest chart (shown by ‘!’ in this example), you cannot zoom in any more as the medium
speed coverage does not go back that far.
Zooming Capabilities
The example in Figure 6.4 on page 234, shows 10 different replay screens covering the
full zoom in/zoom out capabilities. When the screen is switched to replay the chart speed is
set to Fast (600mm/hr) and the replay screen displays a 4 hour chart. The replay chart can
be zoomed out two more times to 10 hours, then to 12 hours. It can be zoomed in from 4
hours to 2hrs, 1hr, 1hr (with bigger divisions), 20 mins, 10 mins, 5 mins, 2 mins and 1 min.
The Medium chart speed (20mm/hr and the Slow chart speed (5mm/hr) are also shown in
the example.
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Figure 6.4 Zooming on a Replay screen
1 hour/div
replay chart
(bigger 
divisions)
12 hour/div
replay chart
10 hour/div
replay chart
4 hour/div
replay chart
Fast chart
speed
(600mm/hr)
2 hour/div
replay chart
10 mins/div
replay chart
Zoom
In
5 mins/div
replay chart
Zoom
Out
2 mins/div
replay chart
Slow chart
speed 
(5mm/hr)
1 hour/div
replay chart
Medium
chart speed
(20mm/hr)
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Chart Speeds
This is the speed at which the chart travels across the screen (not replay mode). There are
three categories; Slow, Medium and Fast (default) chart speeds that can be set up in
“Charts” on page 144.
To change the chart speed gently tap the touch screen on a chart to activate the Settings
button in the top right of the screen. Press the Settings button to produce a drop down list
of the 3 chart speed categories. Select the desired speed and this will immediately change
the chart speed on all screens that have charts. The Settings button will auto hide in 4 seconds, touch the chart again to activate.
To change the chart speed from Slow, Medium or Fast, return to a process screen with a
chart and touch the chart. This will produce the Settings button in the top right of the screen,
select this to display the current chart speeds setting for Fast, Medium and Slow. The current selection will be highlighted. To change the actual chart speed setting for Fast, Medium
and Slow, see “Charts” on page 144.
Press the Hot Button
to trigger an event
Touch the screen to
produce the Settings
button.
Select Settings to
produce the chart
speeds menu
QuickView
Changing chart speeds can be used as quick view of the data at different resolutions.
Hot Button
This function is disabled by default. To enable the Hot Button go to “Settings” on
page 160. The hot button has a customizable caption (name) up to max 7 characters.
The Hot Button function, when active as an Event cause, enables the user to select the Hot
Button on the active screen and the corresponding event (that the user needs to set) will be
triggered. The Multitrend GR and DR Graphic supports 4 hot buttons, Minitrend GR
supports 2 hot buttons, eZtrend GR supports 1 hot button. If enabled, hot buttons will always be visible on the top status bar at right corner below recorder name and date time labels.
To set up a Hot Button as an Event cause go User Action sub menu in “Event Causes” on
page 115. After setting up the event cause user can set up event effect. See “Event Effects” on page 119.
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Screen Activity
Alarm Markers
Alarm markers appear when an alarm is setup in the Pen Alarms menu. Hi
and Low alarm markers appear as a triangle on a DPM or Bar, pointing up
for a Hi alarm and down for a Low alarm. See “Alarms Menu” on
page 88
Deviation Alarm Markers
These are diamond shape markers. Deviation is how far this pen can deviate from the Ref Pen before triggering an alarm.
See “Alarms Menu” on page 88 to set up the alarm Type, Deviation Level and the Ref
Pen.
Rate of Change Alarm Markers
There are two types of rate of Change Alarms; Rate Up and Rate Down.
They will appear on a DPM or Bar when a Rate Up or Rate Down type
alarm has been set up in the “Alarms Menu” on page 88 and has been
triggered. The Rate Up Alarm Marker will slope up to the right and the Rate Down Alarm
Marker will slope down to the right.
Alarm Marker Flash Colours
For Hi, Low and Deviation alarms.
Table 6.1 :
Alarm Markers Flash Colour
Magenta flash
In alarm not acknowledged
Yellow flash
In alarm acknowledged, latched alarm
Cyan (blue) flash
Out of alarm (latched) not acknowledged
Grey
Out of Alarm
Pen Pointers
Pen Pointers appear on a scale next to a chart when no bars are present. They move to display the real-time value. Each pen pointer is numbered according to its associated pen and
will flash yellow when that pen goes into an alarm state. Pen pointers will change direction
and point up or down when a pen signal goes off scale.
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Mark on Chart
There are two different types of Mark on Chart, automated or user. An automated Mark on
Chart can be set up for:
• An Alarm going in and out of an alarm state,
• Start, Stop or Reset Totals
• Batch control such as Start, Stop, Pause, Resume and Abort batch.
• Generated by an effect of an Event
A user Mark on Chart is activated by first selecting a process screen that is displaying a
chart. Go to the Messages List button on the Main Menu bar and select Mark. A text box will
appear, enter the message you wish to be displayed as a mark on chart on the screen using
the on-screen keyboard or a USB keyboard.
Batch stopped
Pen out of alarm
Pen into alarm
Totals started
User
Figure 6.5 Mark on Chart
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Screen Markers
Table 6.2, “Screen Markers,” on page 238 shows different types of markers that may
appear on the screen during normal data activity and where they would appear.
The markers change depending on if the signal goes High or Low, outside the Pen Scale,
or outside the Input Range.
Note: It is recommended to display DPMs on a chart to identify over-range and under-range
activity.
Table 6.2 : Screen Markers
Pointer
DPM
Bar
(horizontal
chart)
Chart
Upscale Burnout
Outside Range High
Trace at Max
Input Range Top
1234.567
Trace at Max
Pen Scale Top
Bar
Trace
Displays as normal
1234.567
Valid
Data
Pen Scale Bottom
1234.567
Trace at Min
Input Range Bottom
Outside Range Low
Trace at Min
Down scale Burnout
Invalid Reading
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Screen Designer Screens
(not available on the eZtrend GR ).
Screen Designer screens, known as Layouts (file type .lay) can be created in the Screen
Designer software on your PC and then loaded onto the recorder. This can be done via SD
card, USB or Network Share folder (NAS) transfer. Templates created in Screen Designer
can also be loaded into the recorder, added to a recorder screen or screens and displayed.
Refer to the Screen Designer manual for further details.
For layouts to be loaded into the recorder Custom Screens must be enabled as a Firmware
option. See “Section 7: Firmware Options” on page 241.
It is recommended to save Screen Designer layouts directly from the software onto a SD
card, USB key or to a Network Share folder (NAS). This will contain all the files required for
loading the layout into the recorder. If the Screen Designer layout is saved to another location before being transferred onto removable media, ensure that both the .bcf and .lay files
are copied over. A warning message will appear if the .bcf file is missing.
Loading a Template into a Recorder
One or more Templates can be loaded into a recorder, added to a recorder screen or
screens and displayed. To save a template in Screen Designer onto removable media refer
to the Screen Designer manual.
Fit the removable media into the recorder and go to Main Menu > Configure > Layout and
select Load. The Device selection menu will appear to select the correct media. Enter a new
file name if required and press the Load button.
Go to Main Menu > Configure > Layout > Edit and select Add Screen. Go to the Template
Type option and your template will be listed here. Select either GR Series or X Series recorders and then the recorder type: Minitrend/QX/GR, Multitrend/SX/GR/DR Graphic. Select your template and it will be added to a screen, re-name the screen as required.
To display the new Layout go to the Screen button in the Main menu bar at the top of any
process screen and select the next button to scroll through the screens.
Loading a Layout into a Recorder
One or more Layouts can be loaded into a Recorder and displayed. To save a Layout in
Screen Designer onto removable media refer to the Screen Designer manual.
Fit the removable media into the recorder and go to Main Menu > Configure > Layout and
select Load. The Device selection menu will appear to select the correct media. Select the
desired layout and press the Load button.
Go to Main Menu > Configure > Layout > Edit and the new layout will be loaded into the list
of Screens. If the Custom Screens option is disabled in the credit system the screens will
not display.
To display the new Layout go to the Screen button in the Main menu bar at the top of any
process screen and select the next button to scroll through the screens.
Note: When importing X-Series layout files to use on GR Series, certain changes must be
made to the layout file, by the user, as per the new resolution and vice-a-versa for GR Series layout files being used on X Series recorder. Table 6.3 on page 240. Changes are
required for Custom Screens for the GR Series for this Screen Designer should be used.
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Table 6.3 :
X-Series Screen Resolution
GR Series Screen Resolution
eZtrend QXe
320 x 240
eZtrend GR
320 x 240
Minitrend QX
320 x 240
Minitrend GR
640 x 480
Multitrend SX
800 x 600
Multitrend GR
1024 x768
Note: Non Process Screens are not supported in Screen Designer.
Bitmaps
Bitmaps can be inserted into a layout in Screen Designer and then loaded into the recorder
just like any other layout (.lay).
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Section 7: Firmware Options
Firmware Credit System
The credits system is a flexible way of changing the recorder features without having to upgrade the firmware. Simply purchase a number of credits to cover your current and possibly
future requirements and the recorder is delivered with the credits loaded. The credit value
in each recorder is displayed in the Factory menu.
Select the Options button and by activating and de-activating the options in the credit list,
the recorder will change its functionality. Go from: Main Menu > Configure > Setup > Edit >
General > Factory > Credits.
Table 7.1 : Firmware Options
Firmware option
Credit
value
Full Maths* (Note 1)
4
Full Maths - this can handle math expressions that can consist of expressions up to 100-characters in length.
Full Maths with
Scripting* (Notes 1&4)
6
A powerful multi-line scripting ability available to solve complex state based applications. Eg.
building an application for: “If .. X happens, then Y will happen, else .. Z will occur.
Events (Note 3)
6
Events are certain conditions or operations that can be set up and logged according to the time
and date of an occurrence. Subsequently events can be reviewed or displayed on a graph. The
Event Causes currently include: Alarms - Into/Out of and Alarm Ack, Totals - Start/Stop/Reset/
Reset and Start, Digital Input - ON/OFF/State Change, T/C Burnout, Scheduled - Once/Interval/
Specific Days/Month End, User Counters, Max/Mins - Reset, System - Power ON/Setup Change/
Internal Memory Low/Export Memory Low/FTP Memory Low, User Action - Mark Chart, Batch Start/Stop/Pause. The Event Effects currently include: Mark Chart, Logging - Start/Stop, Totaliser
- Start/Stop/Reset/Reset & Start, Digital Output - ON/OFF, Alarm Acknowledge - Single pen/Pen
group/All pens, Emails, Screen Change, Print Screen, Counters - Reset/Increment, Max/Min
(Reset), Chart Control-Pause/Stop/Resume/Clear/Prefill, Clear All Messages, Delayed Event,
Script Timers - Start/Stop/Reset/Reset & Start, Play Sound - Start/Stop, Display Alert, Reports,
Batch - Start/Stop/Pause.
Fast Scanning mode
(Note 4)
5
For fast processes, the scan rate and recording of the data can be set for up to 50 times per second (20ms) for up to 8 inputs for the Minitrend GR & DR Graphic and 8 inputs for the Multitrend GR.
Totalisers/
Sterilisation 
calculation (Note 1)
4
Each pen can be associated with a totaliser. Using extra pens, the totalised values can be displayed and recorded; multiple totals can be calculated out of the same variable (weekly, monthly,
etc.). The totaliser function can handle Fo and Po sterilisation calculation.
Custom Screens (Note 2)
4
Import custom built screens that have been created in Screen Designer.
Reports
3
Generate reports manually or using the event system to show daily/weekly/monthly Totals, Max/
Mins, Averages, Current Value. Messages, Message Lists - Alarm, System, Diagnostic, Security
& User, Counters, Digital Inputs, and Digital Outputs. Reports can be printed, e-mailed as an
attachment or exported to external media in RTF format.
AMS2750 Process
5
AMS2750 Process activates the Process Mode screen and the AMS2750 process configuration
menus for furnaces and sensors in accordance with AMS2750 specification, including Thermocouple tracking.
Health Watch/
Maintenance
2
The recorder keeps track of important “life actions” for improved diagnostics and preventative
maintenance notification. Including Power cycles, Last powered up, Total On time, Total Off time,
Longest off time, Battery life left, Backlight life left at 100% brightness, SD Card insertions, Hi/Lo
CJC value (Hi & Lo temps), Analogue In last factory/user cal, Relay operations.
Print Support
2
Enables the printer option to print text from various screens using a standard PCL (Printer Command Language) printer, connected to the USB 2.0 port or to the network
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Table 7.1 : Firmware Options
Firmware option
Credit
value
Description
AMS2750 TUS
10
AMS2750 TUS activates the TUS screen and the AMS2750 TUS configuration menus for furnaces and sensors in accordance with AMS2750 specification, including Thermocouple tracking.
All of the survey information can be exported to a Report Generating tool. Multitrend GR and DR
Graphic only
Batch/Groups
5
The Batch function allows the user to segment portions of data for further analysis. The Batch
function manages sections of data. Concurrent batches are now associated with a group of pens.
The pens with in each group will belong to the batch that is controlled by that group. Batches can
be controlled through the event system and batch markers are setup by the user and are used to
identify and analyse batches of data. Supports up to 6 concurrent batches.
Counters
3
User Counters can be set up and used as a part of the Events system to count an occurrence.
Other counters are available depending on hardware availability. Eg. Alarm, Event, Digital Input,
Relay Output and Pulse counters.
Modbus Master
10
Modbus master enables the recorder to communicate with up to 32 Slave devices on both Ethernet and RS485. The recorder itself can also act as a slave device while also being a master.
RS485 is not available for eZtrend GR.
Remote Viewer
3
Extends the user interface of the recorder onto the desktop PC. Providing full remote control of
the recorder launched from a web browser.
Email
3
Setup email accounts to send the following: When an Alarm is triggered or an Email can be sent
as a part of an Event occurring, such as: Alarms - In/Out/Ack , Totaliser – Start, Stop or Reset,
Digital Inputs – On, Off or State change, TC Burnout – on a specific Analogue Input channel,
Scheduled Events – Once, Interval, Specific days, Month End.
Pwd Net Sync
5
Password Network Synchronisation. Password can be synchronised over the network, a recorder
can be designated as a master of a password group and other recorders can be added to that
group as slaves, the master will ensure all passwords are synchronised with all recorders in its
group.
Secure Comms
3
Secure Comms (WSD) is a web service that can run on devices and conforms to the Devices
Profile for Web Services (DPWS).
Recorder device will host web service and have server certificate installed on it. Desktop clients
will have root authority certificate of server in trusted root certificates. Whenever client connects
to WSD service SSL handshake will take place and on successful handshaking secure communication channel will be established and data flowing between these two end points will be
encrypted.
Extra Pens (4 pens)
2
4 extra pens to store and display totalised values, results of calculations, etc. Maximum is up to
16 extra pens for the Minitrend GR, 12 extra pens for the eZtrend GR recorders, and 48 extra
pens for the Multitrend GR and DR Graphic recorder.
Hardware Lock
2
Uses the password permission areas to lock access to the hardware configuration functionality
leaving some areas view only.
Ext. SD
5
This feature is available only on the eZtrend GR. Access to external SD card for setup load/save
or data export would be credit based. If the external SD credits are enabled than only user will be
able to access external SD for tasks like setup load or save, data or report export.
Notes for Table 7.1 on page 241
* Basic maths is standard in all recorders. Basic Maths math comprises of: Add, Subtract, Multiply and Divide
(1) Additional pens (“Extra Pens”) can be used to display and store the results of calculations, totalisers, variables
imported via communications, or to store values.
(2) Custom Screens must be built using Screen Designer (.lay). Screens from V5 Screen Designer versions cannot
be imported (.lyt). (not available for the eZtrend GR)
(3) Event markers are required to automatically reset the totalisers, for example on a periodic basis or on an external condition. (Not necessary if the totalisers are reset manually)
(4) Not available for the eZtrend GR
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Firmware Credit System
Credits can be applied to the Firmware functions until the total number of credits purchased
has been used up. See “Applying your Firmware credits” on page 243.
Additional credits can be purchased later if new features are to be activated and not enough
credits are available to support these additional functions
Firmware Options
Applying your Firmware credits
To activate the Firmware options follow this file path.
Main Menu > Configue > Setup > Edit > General > Factory > Credits
The Credit menu contains the Serial No. of the recorder, how may credits are available, displays the Options Code and lists what firmware Options are currently active.
• Serial No. - read only and cannot be edited.
• Credits - read only and cannot be edited. It displays the number of Credits available to
activate additional firmware functionality including the total credit value.
• Options Code - the Options code is a unique coded number for this recorder that contains
information that enables certain functionality including credit value.
• Options - Select the Options button
• This displays how may credits are currently in use.
• Select Options to produce a list of Firmware options available with their credit values.
The number or credits required is shown in brackets.
• Toggle each option On or Off to enable the feature within the recorder.
• More credits are available from your supplier.
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Section 8: Communication
Comms Configuration
Once the recorder has been set up for Comms the TrendServer software and Communications Server requires configuring to allow the recorder to connect with your PC. To set up
Comms in the recorder go to “Comms Services Menu” on page 101. For Comms wiring
details in the recorder see “Communications Connections” on page 42.
Follow these stages for successful communications.
• Read about the different Comms interfaces used by the recorders. See “Standard
Communication Interfaces” on page 245.
• Set up your PC / Network connections. See “Hardware Installation” on page 247.
• Configure the TrendServer software. See “Comms and Trend Manager Suite”
on page 251.
• Comms Server software set up. See “Communications Server” on page 258.
Standard Communication Interfaces
Before we start here is some information about the comms interfaces that are used in the
setup of the TrendServer software and Communications Server.Minitrend GR, Multitrend GR, eZtrend GR and DR Graphic
Rear Ethernet Communication port (inside the case for DR Graphic).
The rear of the device is fitted with an Ethernet 10/100 port, which supports:
• Modbus TCP/IP. See “Modbus” on page 246.
• Web browser. See “Web Browser” on page 276.
Rear RS485 port
For the Minitrend GR and the Multitrend GR and DR Graphic recorders RS485: 2 wire
(half duplex) to support Modbus RTU is standard. See “RS485 Minitrend GR, Multitrend
GR and DR Graphic recorders.” on page 42. Not available for the eZtrend GR
Front and Rear USB Communication Ports (inside the case for DR Graphic)
USB communication ports can be found one at the front and one at the rear of the recorder.
The eZtrend GR only has one USB (2.0) port at the front fitted as standard. 2 USB ports
for the DR Graphic are extended inside the case to a dual panel mount receptor near power
supply. USB peripherals/wires can be connected on the panel mount connector for the DR
Graphic inside the case.
The USB Host ports will provide an interface for:
• Save and Load Data.
• Save and Load Setups.
• External keyboard & mouse
• Barcode reader
• Mass storage device (USB key) or Hard drives (250 GB)
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USB ports allow the use of a USB barcode reader.
Protocols
Protocols are an agreed-upon format for transmitting data between two devices. The pro-
tocol determines the following:
• the type of error checking to be used
• data compression method, if any
• how the sending device will indicate that it has finished sending a message
• how the receiving device will indicate that it has received a message
The following Protocols available are:
Modbus
Modbus primarily sends data, no setup information is transferred via Ethernet or RS485
ports. The device ID and Serial number is held in the setup and this information is required
to locate the correct device in TrendServer.
Modbus only requires the correct Slave ID to connect, see “Modbus” on page 103. If the
device is detected using the Slave ID the Recorder ID and Serial Number will be transferred,
if the device is not detected an extra device will appear in the database containing the Realtime data.
Depending on the type of network being used, it maybe advisable not to use Modbus comms
and FTP in the same time to the same PC. This may cause the FTP transfer to time-out.
Only data can be sent via Modbus. No recorder setups or events are sent for realtime and
logged data.
However, a Modbus interface, such as Modscan 32, can be set up as Modbus master and
used to transmit Totals, Digital Input, Digital Output, a Comms Variable (CV) or Messages
to the recorder.
Modbus X
Modbus X protocol differs from standard Modbus by the reversed byte order of the floating
point number. The Comms Server provides an integrated facility for testing a device to help
decide which modbus protocol variant to use. See “Edit a Device” on page 266. Modbus
Mapping and Function Codes, see “Appendix J: Function Codes and Memory Maps”
on page 355
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Device and PC Ethernet connections
Connect an Ethernet cable from
the Ethernet port on the back of
the device to the Ethernet hub.
Connect another Ethernet cable
from the Ethernet port on the PC
to the Ethernet hub.
Hubs or Switches
Hubs and Switches come in all different shapes and sizes. Both are used as a common
connection point for devices in a network. They are commonly used to connect segments
of a LAN. A hub contains multiple ports and when a packet (Of data) arrives at one port,
it is copied to the other ports so that all segments of the LAN can see all packets. Switches
work in a similar way but send the data directly from one port to another. On a busy network this can be quicker and can have less data collision incidents.
Ethernet cable
to device
Ethernet cable
to PC
Spare Ethernet
ports for additional
devices
Ethernet Uplink
option to other
networks
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Getting connected - IP Address
Stand alone system
This is for connecting a local device direct to a PC using an Ethernet crossover cable. By
using a crossover cable, the PC is able to receive data transmitted from the device.
Contact your IT systems administrator for setting up this link.
The TCP/IP properties are displayed showing the PC’s IP address and the Subnet mask.
Make a note of the IP Address and the Subnet mask. If there is no IP address or Subnet
mask displayed, contact your IT systems administrator.
When this information is entered, the next stage is to configure the device.
See “TCP/IP” on page 94.
Figure 8.1 Stand Alone system
Switch/hub
Uplink (optional) to
other networks
Mains
Mains
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Local Area Network setup
This is a group of computers and/or associated devices e.g Honeywell devices, that share
a common communications line and typically share the resources of a single processor or
server within a local geographical area (e.g. within an office).
Figure 8.2 LAN Setup
Realtime data
from the device
to the Comms
Server.
Comms
Server
Software
Database
Server
Software
Disk data, shown
in dotted, is
imported from the
device to the
Database server
Realtime data from
the Comms Server to
the TrendServer
TrendServer
Links to Remote Networks
Communications is not just limited to local networks. Devices and databases on remote networks can be accessed using the TrendServer software via remote comms servers and
remote database servers. Remote servers means it is not directly connected to your PC.
Figure 8.3, “Data Logging and Transfer,” on page 251 shows an example of two local
systems having access to each others remote servers.
TrendServer 1 can access Comms Server 2 and Database Server 2 and all the devices
within the databases on those servers. Similarly TrendServer 2 can access the devices
and databases held on Database 1, and Comms Server 1.
Data Logging and Transfer
Using the TrendServer software, the device’s details are added on to a database in
TrendServer . Once the device has been configured and enabled, data can be retrieved.
Data is logged to the internal memory. This data can be exported to TrendServer via:
• SD Card/USB (removable media) = transfer setup and data
• Network Share folder (NAS)
• Modbus (RS485/Ethernet) = transfer data only
• FTP (Ethernet) = transfer Setup and data
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• Secure Comms = transfer Setup and data
Exporting does not remove the data from the device but when the internal memory buffer is
full the latest data will start to over-write the oldest data.
Data can be imported from devices and logged to a Database , known as ‘Stored and Historic data’. Databases are managed by a Database Server . The data can be retrieved,
graphed, exported to spread sheets, e-mailed or transferred from devices to other databases located on Remote Database Servers . Using the Comms Server actual current
data can be sent from a device straight to the server using Ethernet or RS485 links. This
actual current data can then be logged to a database and viewed on a graph in real time,
this is known as ‘Realtime ’ data. Different types of data, realtime, logged and historic data
can be displayed next to each other on a split graph screen. The comms server is used to
configure logging and manage databases and reflect each devices status. See “Communications Server” on page 258.
SD card is available as a credit option for the eZtrend GR recorder.
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Figure 8.3 Data Logging and Transfer
Logged to Database
TrendServer 1
Comms
Server 1
Software
Database
Server 1
Software
Database
Database
Logged to Database
Comms
Server 2
Software
Database
Server 2
Software
Database
DataDatabase
base
TrendServer 2
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TrendServer software is required to set up and run communications to and from the devices and the PC software
TrendServer offers the ability to download and import data using FTP (File Transfer Protocol) via the Ethernet Interface . To use it you must have a device with communications
fitted as standard or as an option on the eZtrend recorder with Ethernet as your active port
and the FTP enabled.
TrendServer is part of the TrendManager Suite complete with its own Communications Server function. TrendServer is a fully network aware package which allows data
viewing, archiving and communication over Ethernet and RS485. Ethernet can provide communications limited only by PC resources, and RS485 can provide comms for up to 31 de-
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vices. Included as standard is the ability to e-mail, graph, print and export data. Device data
can be entered into any PC on the LAN (Local Area Networks) and automatically viewed and
graphed at any other PC on the LAN.
One of the unique features of the TrendServer software is the Realtime facility in conjunction with the Communications Server. Realtime data can be retrieved from the device
to a PC via an Ethernet and/or RS485 connection. This data can be viewed, graphed and
logged into the system. Data from the device can be logged to a database and held on a
database server. Remote servers can be added to the comms server to allow access to
remote devices on remote databases not on a local network.
Keep power saving options of the PC disabled, if enable it will turn off display and put computer to sleep which will stop real time data logging.
See “Database Size Management” on page 261.
System Requirements
Following minimum specification:• 1GHz Pentium lV processor or higher
• CD - ROM drive
• Monitor recommended screen resolution 1024x768 minimum requirement, high colour.
• Windows 7 (32 and 64 bit - Professional, Enterprise and Ultimate Edition), Windows 8, Windows Server 2008 and Windows 2012 server.
• 4GB Mbyte or more of RAM (min 4GB Mbyte recommended)
• 16 bit colour graphics, 24 bit recommended (Screen Designer only)
• 50 Mbyte hard disk free disk space (2 Gbyte for TrendServer )
• TCP IP installed (for TrendServer )
• SD card reader or USB port
TCP/IP = Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol is the main transport protocol used on the Internet for connectivity and transmission of data across heterogeneous systems.
With all Honeywell software, performance improves with more RAM, faster CPUs, and
faster and larger hard disk drives.
NB. It is recommended that at least 100 Mbyte of free hard disk space is available for
archiving data. Please note the more logging and data being stored, the more free space
on the hard disk is required. This is not required with TrendViewer.
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Software Installation
The Comms server is only available with the TrendServer software. The comms server will
auto install with the TrendServer software.
Ensure the same communications information is entered into the hardware and the software
in order for the communications link to work.e.g. Device name and ID., IP address of the
device etc.
Install TrendServer from the TrendManager Pro Suite folder and the comms server
and database servers install automatically.
Before installing the software on to your PC, it is recommended to close down all other applications, including any programs that automatically load during the start up procedure.
It is not recommended to load multiple installations on the same PC.
Load the CD into the drive and wait for the autorun sequence to start. If autorun does not
commence, follow these instructions:
• go to ‘My Computer’
• select CD ROM drive
• select Launch.exe
Follow the instructions on the screen
During installation you will be asked to select or confirm the following:
• Which language variant (where applicable)
• Destination folder for the software:
A destination folder and file path will be designated, but this can be changed if required by
using the browse button. Select which version of the application software to install.
This will be dependant on which version has been purchased. TrendViewer, TrendManager Pro, or TrendServer Pro. Select to install
Enter the code and organisation as supplied with each particular version of software. The code can be
found inside the CD case. No code or organisation is required with TrendViewer.
NB: This is an alpha/numeric code and must be entered exactly in upper case. Codes from
other Honeywell software will not work, each code is unique to the software supplied.
The TrendManager Suite may find it necessary to automatically upgrade certain applications within your PC to complete installation.
The setup will require a re-start (re-start your computer) to complete installation
Upgrades
There are three software packages available: TrendViewer, TrendManager Pro Suite
and TrendServer. If your software upgrade is for the same package the software will automatically over-write the previous version. Local database information will not be affected
and all devices data and setups are retained. Any other remote database servers will have
to be added manually.
If you have purchased a different package to what is already installed, the new software will
detect this and only make available the same package. To install a different package, first
un-install the previous version. There is no need to save databases or data, these will not
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be lost when un-installing the previous version. Devices and data held on a local database
are retained for use with the new package as long as it is installed into the same directory.
Start Up
The TrendManager Suite has been installed on the hard drive of your computer in ‘program files’ unless during set up you have changed the destination folder.
To re-start the software, click on ‘Start’, go to Programs and select TrendManager Suite,
then select either TrendServer Pro, TrendManager Pro or TrendViewer according
to which version of software has been installed. A shortcut for your desktop is automatically created.
Start up TrendServer Pro by double clicking the desktop shortcut, or from the
programs menu. It is advisable to ensure that each recorder has a unique Recorder ID number, this will make identifying individual recorders in TrendServer Pro
much easier. This is set in the recorder Ident menu, see recorder user manual.
The first thing to do is to get the recorders setup into TrendServer Pro. This may be
achieved by saving the setup at the recorder to SD card or USB key, then putting it into the
PC and using the “Import” button. This method has to be used for a recorder on an RS-485
network and can be used for a recorder on Ethernet. Alternately the setup can be saved to
the recorder by importing the setup that has been placed in a Network Share folder (NAS).
TrendManager Suite for the GR Series has options for adding X Seires recorders, including Import of Setups and Pen Data from Directory Location. If Import is from the Network, either FTP or Secure Comms (credit option) at that time it will not display the options.
Also the mode of communication, i.e. Secure Comms or FTP will be decided at runtime
based on availability of Credits for Secure Comms.
Secure Communications
Secure Comms is a Credit Option. See “Credits” on page 131.. The Secure Comms protocol uses WSD and can be used to transfer data to and from a recorder recorder.
For information on Secure Comms, WSD and Secure FTP see “Secure Communications”
on page 100.
Secure FTP
The Trend Server software, will have root authority certificate of server in trusted root certificates. Whenever Trend Server software connects to WSD service, SSL handshake will
take place and on successful handshaking secure communication channel will be established and data flowing between these two end points will be encrypted. Only WSD clients
with valid certificates can connect to WSD service. Data transfer between Recorder and
Trend Server software will be in secure mode.
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Figure 8.4 Import recorders
When the External Import box appears select “Setup only”, use the “Change” button to
browse for the device. Select the “import” button to import the setup to TrendServer Pro.
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Or for Ethernet connections the setup can be
down-loaded from the recorder via FTP. 
Select “Setup only” as shown, but change
“From Directory” to “From Network (FTP)”.
When “From network” is selected the dialog
box will change.
Hit the “Set up” button. The dialog box extends to allow you set up your recorder to allow FTP transfers.
Recorder information imported by FTP will
not update in the Modbus Profile tool. To ensure the recorder details are updated in the
Modbus Profile tool setup must be imported
manually using removable media.
See for more details “Modbus profile tool,
data update” on page 265.
Press the “Add” button to add a new recorder to the list.
Enter the IP address from the recorder that you noted earlier. If you don’t know it select the
“Look up IP Address” button. The other method is to select the “Find Device” button. This
will search for all GR recorders on the network using their Network ID, eg xs-nnnnnn
(where “nnnnnn” is the recorder’s serial number).
Give a name for the recorder. This should be something recognisable, all recorders should
be given different names. Press OK.
On pressing “OK”, then “Done” you will return to the External Import dialog box as above.
Check that “Setup only” and “from Network (FTP)” are still selected. Then drop down the
list and select the recorder you have just added. The recorder name and IP address are in
the list.
Finally select “Import”, TrendServer Pro will download the setup from the recorder and
this will be displayed in a setup window. Press OK and this recorder setup will be added to
the recorder list.
Note: The recorder will be added to the list under the Recorder Name as set in the recorder itself. (This is the name that appears in the top right corner of the recorder
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screen when in normal logging mode) NOT the name you gave the recorder when setting up the FTP.
If you select the “Recorder” button on TrendServer Pro this will show a list of all recorders
currently logged with a setup. The recorder just added will be the last one on the list.
This name will be used to set up the Modbus Profile in Comms Server for the recorder.
Importing Data via FTP
Select type of import as Data, this is the same as for Importing from a directory except that when importing data via FTP you will have a choice of New data or all data. The All function will import all
the data in the recorder’s memory to the external device port. The New function will just import any new data since the last import was made.
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Comms Server Overview
The Comms Server and the Database server will run as a Service and can run independently of the TrendServer interface. Refer to the TrendManager Pro Suite Software
Manual, Installation instructions. The Comms server will enable the user to:
• Monitor the status of communications with a device on any serial port, up to 8 ports and an
Ethernet connection.
• Set up local and remote databases
• Set up local and remote servers
• Modbus protocols supported on Ethernet and Serial ports
• Enable and disable ports
• Add, edit and remove devices
• Log to database or client local connections.
Comms Server Start up
To start the CommServer
Go to Start -> All Programs -> Trendview Recorders -> TrendServer Pro
Launch Communications Server application, and this will bring the tray-icon.
The comms server manages the communications status of devices on a serial port (RS485)
or through an Ethernet connection. Only Modbus protocol is available for GR devices, see
“Modbus” on page 246.
Comms Server
Administration
and Toolbar
Database Servers
Communications
Ports
Figure 8.5 
Comms Server
Overview
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The Comms Status shows all the activity of devices, Communications ports, Databases and
Database Servers. The window to the left displays the areas controlled by the comms server, the database servers and the communications ports. The display area(s) to the right will
display details of any item selected in the left window. Depending on what has been selected
the right window will split in two to give logging information. Items listed in the left window
that have a + sign against them contain other items, click on the + sign to reveal the list of
items contained within. The + sign will change to a - sign when all the items are displayed.
To close the list, click on the - sign.
Comms Server Toolbar
Administration
The Administration button appears in the top left of the comms server, it contains:
• Shutdown Server - From here the comms server can be shut down this will disconnect
the comms server, it will also shutdown the database servers at the same time.
• Preferences - The General Settings tab has an option to minimise the Server when it is
opened. The Diagnostics option that will produce an additional tab to the bottom window,
this will display properties and values of a selected device. Send Recorder Events is an
option that needs to be enabled to allow event data to be exported when the export data
function is performed and this will also allow event chart controls to be enabled. The Clear
Setup Cache button will remove all setup files. Network Settings is for PC’s with more
than one network card fitted to access devices on other networks. The network cards are
displayed here for selection. If the ‘Use NIC Default IP Address Selection’ is ticked then the
first network card that was added to the list will always be selected.
• Preferences - The Timing Setups tab displays the current timings for the current communications setup. These entries should be configured correctly and not require any
changes by the user.
• Contents - Enables the Help files.
• About Communications Server - Gives the version of the software.
Add a new Device to a communications port.
Use this icon button as one way of adding a device to Communications port. Other
ways of adding a device are to right click on the desired port in the left window ie.
Ethernet, and select the Add Device option. Or select a comms port in the left window, right
click in a clear space in the top window and select Add Device. See “Add a Device” on
page 262.
Configure Database Logging
Use this icon button to configure a device for logging channels to a database. 
Other ways to configure logging are to right click on a comms port or a device in
the left window, or a device in the top window displaying the device for that port.
Connect to a new Database Server
Use this icon button to connect to a database server, either a Local, or Remote
Server that has been added to the database servers list. Connection can be made
by selecting ‘Database Servers’ in the left window and then right clicking in a clear space
in the top window displaying the database servers list.
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Comms ports
The Communication Ports is a list of ports available, COM1 to COM8 and Ethernet . As devices are added they are displayed under the port name. Click on Communication Ports to
display a list of all the ports in the main window, tick the required port to enable. Click on a
port and the main window splits into two windows, top and bottom.
The top window displays details of the devices using that port including device ID No. , device Name , Mode and Status show if the device is connected, how many Channels the
device has enabled, an Active button to activate the device and the device’s IP Address .
As devices get added to each port they will display in the list for that particular port.
The default is N-8-1 which means no parity, 8 data bits and 1 stop bit. This is currently the only byte
option supported by Comms Server.
Database Servers
The Database Server will list databases and display the devices within each database as
they are added. Click on any of the database servers or the database within and details of
that item are displayed in the main window. The main window will split to give additional information for databases showing comms port and device details.
Devices are added to the comms server through the Communications port, the device can
then be configured for logging. The devices appear in the database and these databases
are held within database servers. Figure 8.5, “Comms Server Overview,” on page 258,
shows the comms status screen, in the left window from the top is displayed Database Server, Local and remote database and devices held on the Local database. All Logging configuration for comms logging and logging to a database is set up from the Comms Server.
Connected databases are displayed with a green icon. If the database is in red it is not connected, check the IP Address and Device ID are correct and a protocol has been selected
on the device. Un-tick and then tick the active box on the comms server to restart the database connection.
This section looks at the Comms Server’s main elements displayed in the Status Screen:
Database Servers, Local and Remote Servers, Databases, Communication Ports, Database logging and Client connections
Remote database servers can be added to the list to enable access to devices held in other
databases on a remote database server in another location. To connect to a remote database server the IP address must be known of the PC where the databases server is held
Items with a ‘+’ sign signifies there are items listed within. Click on the ‘+’ sign to activate/
expand.
• Listed under the Database Servers are a list of Servers.
• Listed under each Server are the Databases.
• Listed under each Database are the devices
.
This is the Database Server icon.
This is the Database icon
The bottom window has three actions, Client connections , Database logging and Diagnostics . When a device is selected from the top window details of the device’s activity is
displayed here. A device logging to a database will display details in the Database logging
tab. 
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Realtime data will display in the Client connections tab. The Diagnostics tab can be activated by going to Administration, Preferences and ticking the Show Diagnostics box, this will
display properties and vales of a selected device.
Database Size Management
Although there is no fixed maximum size for a Honeywell Trendview recorder database,
we recommend that they be limited to some practical limit, rather than just letting it increase
in size unchecked. Large databases will impact the performance of your PC, the larger the
database, the slower the performance of your PC will be; eventually the PC would stop as
the hard drive is filled up. Another concern should be the protection of your database and
archiving of the data in the event of a hard drive failure. Larger databases increase the time
and effort required to back up the data and increase the risk of unintended data loss if there
is a PC failure and the data is not backed up.
The PC’s performance is dependant on the size of the database and the PC characteristics
(e.g. Performance, Memory, Hard-drive space) along with how many recorders are connected to it. An initial recommendation would be that if your process involves archiving to removable media (DVD for example) then the Database should be kept to 4GB to ensure that it
fits onto a DVD for long term storage. This would provide good PC performance, make archiving of the data easier and limit the risk of data loss between archives. As with any recommendation, you need to evaluate this relative to your needs; this is your data and it is
important that a suitable process is put in place to ensure that it remains protected and secure while achieving adequate process performance.
Comms Server Setup
The comms server software can be run independently to the main application software by
creating a shortcut to the Startup folder. If over-writing a previous version of GR comms
server, only the local server will retain the database information and load all the devices and
settings from the databases. Any other remote database servers will have to be added manually.
Comms Server - new user
Using the comms server from scratch requires:
1. Add a new device to a Communications port. Devices will appear under the Communications Port, when selected, in the left window and will appear in the initial database on
the local comms server. See “Add a Device” on page 262.
2. Click on ‘Communication Ports’ in the left window to display a list of the ports in the
main window. Tick the port that the device has been added to. See “Comms ports” on
page 260.
3. For a realtime connection, check device connection status by clicking on the device
under its comms port in the left window to display the device status in the top main window. Green LED’s will show a realtime connection is made. If grey LED’s are showing
and the device displays ‘Unconnected’ and if Red LED’s display then there is a problem
with connection. Keep power saving options of the PC disabled, if enable it will turn off
display and put computer to sleep which will stop real time data logging
4. The data from this device can now be logged to a database by using the Configure logging screen and setting up channels for logging with the log rate and type and setting
up a destination database. See “Logging Configuration” on page 268.
5. When the realtime data is being run, eg. graphed to the application server software, this
will enable the bottom window that will display details of the data.
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Add a Database
To add a database to a server, right click on the server eg. Local Server, select Add Database and complete the dialog box details for the name and description of the device.
Add a Database Server
1. Use the database icon with a + sign in the top left of the comms server window.
2. Right click on Database Servers in the top left window
Connect to a Database Server
1. Select ‘Database Servers’ in the left window and then right click on the server to be
connected in the servers list in the main window.
2. Connect to database server dialog box will appear, enter an IP address and a description to identify the database server.
Delete a Database Server
1. Right click on the database server to be removed and select the delete option.
2. A dialog box will appear with the IP address of the database server to be deleted. If this
is correct, click on OK.
All database servers can be removed except for the Local Server.
Add a Device
There are three ways to add a device, they all deliver the same dialog box:
1. Use the device icon in the top left of the comms server window.
2. Right click on a selected Comms port in the left window, COM1 to COM8 or Ethernet
and select Add Device from the resulting menu.
3. Select a Comms port and right click in a blank space in the top window and select Add
Device from the resulting menu.
Add a Device via Ethernet.
Double click the ethernet icon in the left column. This will activate ethernet, the red cross will
change to a tick.
Now the recorder must be added. To do this click the “add new device” button, The first in
the row of three. This will bring up the Device Details box.
All these methods will produce the Add Device Details box. Areas of the box become greyed
out as the selections are made.
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• Protocol - The protocol should be matched to that set on the recorder. It will be Modbus-X
by default so leave it at that unless you changed it on the recorder. For active Modbus
devices, the recorder name and protocol variant can be changed (Modbus vs Modbus X).
For an inactive Modbus device the device profile can also be changed.
• Modbus Profile - The Profile name box is used to tell TrendServer Pro how to access
the data on the recorder. This profile is automatically generated from the recorder setup that
was downloaded to TrendServer Pro previously. 
The system creates Modbus profiles from an imported setup or logged data and creates a
profile including information for pen, scale, units etc. 
A set of profiles are available for Honeywell modbus devices. The profile Name is made
up from the Recorder name, Type and ID number. Once the setup or data has been
imported it will display in this window the next time that it is opened, no need to restart
Comms Server. 
For GR recorders drop down the list and select the recorder from the list. It will be in the list
under the same name as the setup previously saved. 
If any equipment, other than GR recorders is to use TrendServer Pro to log and graph
data then a profile has to be generated. 
The Modbus Profile Tool is available to aid in setting up Device Profiles for other devices,
see “Modbus profile tool, data update” on page 265 . For more detailed information on the Modbus Profile tool refer to the TrendManager Pro Suite software manual.
NOTE: The Recorder ID number is NOT the same as the Slave ID Number
• Communications Port - Choose between Ethernet or RS485 for COM ports 1 to 8. This
may already be entered depending on how you have chosen to add the device. A Comms
option card and expansion card are required for the eZtrend GR recorder.
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• IP Address - Go to Main Menu > Status > System > General. In this list is the recorder IP
Address. The comms server uses IP Addresses to locate devices on local and remote servers. GR recorders can also be located using their network ID.
• Network ID - GR recorders will automatically register a unique Network ID using the serial
number. The format is “xs-nnnnnn”, where nnnnnn is the serial number of the recorder.
This allows you to browse the recorder if you are using DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration
Protocol).
• Slave ID - This is a unique Modbus ID/Address used by the recorder to identify Modbus
messages. Applications that talk to the recorder with Modbus will need to know this number
to return messages to the device. Comms Server must the same number must match.
• Recorder Name - This is the name displayed in the top right any process screen on the
recorder or found in Main Menu > Configure > Setup > Edit Setup > General > Ident >
Name. The entered name will be used within comms server to reference the recorder.
• Serial Number - This is a read only box displaying the serial number for devices already on
the network. This will display as Not Available when adding a new device.
• Status - This will automatically enable the designated port and the device will become
active. This can be activated later from the main Comms Server screen.
• Socket - This number should not need to be changed, only by advanced users for networking.
When every thing has been entered use the “Test” button to make sure that everything is
set up correctly.The Test Profile button enables the “Add Device” settings to be validated.
It can be used to determine whether the recorder is configured for Modbus or Modbus X.
Because we are using Modbus-X, the Modbus-X column gives correct readings; the Modbus
column returns wrong readings. (Vice-versa if using Modbus)
If the column shows the correct reading the recorder must be communicating correctly.
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Press “Done”.
Find Device button
This can be used to find GR recorders on the network. It uses the recorder’s unique Network ID to
identify them and populate this list.
Select your device from the list and
press the Use Selection button to
insert the recorder details into the
Add Device box.
When you get back to the Add Device Detail Box, press “OK”.
The recorder you have set up will
now be added to the device list.
Modbus profile tool, data update
TrendServer Pro software will generate a modbus profile when data is imported from USB
key, SD card, from a Network Share folder (NAS) or when it is manually imported via FTP.
This applies to FTP of setup and FTP of pen data.
The automatic, or scheduled, FTP import of data from a recorder does not result in an updated modbus profile being generated. Once a modbus profile has been generated it is immediately available to the Comms Server but will not be automatically used by the Comms
Server.
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Any new connections created in the Comms Server will use the most recent modbus profile
that has been generated when importing data on that PC.
For existing device connections, go to the relevant device and press right mouse button for
the context menu. Select Edit Device and then press OK on the resulting dialog. The updated modbus profile will now be in use and this should be evident if you graph the data a couple of minutes later (give enough time for some data to be logged to the database using the
updated modbus profile).
So in summary, when updating an GR recorder configuration, import the setup or pen data
that use the new setup into TrendServer Pro software. Do this either via USB/SD Card/
Network Share folder (NAS) or a manual FTP operation, then go to Comms Server and bring
up the "Edit Device" dialog (as described above) and press OK.
For more detailed information on the Modbus Profile tool refer to the TrendManager Pro Suite
software manual.
Edit a Device
Select the Comms port containing the device for editing and right click on the device either
in the left or top window. The Edit Device Details dialog box will appear showing the configuration for comms with that device. Any fields not greyed-out can be changed. For Ethernet
devices the IP address can be changed. Any device can be made active or inactive from
here. For active Modbus devices, the recorder name and protocol variant can be changed
(modbus vs Modbus X). For an inactive Modbus device the device profile can also be
changed.
For information on the Test button, see above. Click on the OK button to save the changes.
Delete a Device
Select the Comms port containing the device to be deleted and right click on the device either in the left or top window. Select Delete Device from the resulting menu. The Delete Device Details dialog box will appear showing the details of that particular device. Check this
is the correct device for deletion, then click on the OK button and the device is removed,
otherwise the operation can be cancelled.
Comms Server Logging
To set up logging you must first decide where to store the data. A database must be set up.
The database can either be on the PC running Comms Server, or on another networked device.
There will be a database already set up by default on your PC when TrendServer Pro was
loaded. This will be called “Initial database”.
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To set up a database on the PC click the “Database Servers” icon, this will expand to show
“local Servers” i.e. databases on that PC. Click “local servers” to expand out to show all databases.
In the example shown there are two available databases. The default database called “Initial
Database” and “June FTP”.
Databases can be added by right clicking on the “Local Server” icon and then clicking “Add
Database”. Enter a database name and description, click OK and the new database will appear on the list.
To add a database server you will need the IP address of the device that will be the database
server. Click the “new database server” button.
New Database Server
Logging Configuration
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new database server will be
added. Add databases to this
server as above.
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Logging Configuration
This screen configures channels for logging from a device to a database. It can be accessed
in several ways.
Figure 8.7 Logging Configuration
This example of the logging configuration box was produced by right clicking on a
specific recorder. Some of the areas have been auto populated.
1. Use the Configure Database Logging icon at the top left of the screen and select Configure Logging from the resulting menu.
2. Right click on ‘Communication Ports’ in the left window and select Configure Logging
from the resulting menu.
3. Right click on the comms port and select Configure Logging from the resulting menu.
4. Right click on the device and select Configure Logging from the resulting menu.
Any of these will display the Logging Configuration box. If this screen is selected from either
a comms port or a device then the comms port information will already be inserted. If the
screen is selected from the icon or Communications Port heading then the comms port will
need to be assigned. Select the device ID number (if necessary), from the drop down menu.
The next section is Database Configuration, a list of connected database servers and a list
of databases that are currently being logged to. In this section is a window showing the
channels available to be logged. As channels are selected from this window, three additional
buttons become active: ‘Add Channel selection’, select each channel for logging, ‘Add all
Channels’ for logging and Clear Channel selection.
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Add Channels for Logging
As each channel is selected, or all channels depending on the button selected, the Logging
Channel Configuration box appears so the Log Rate and Type of logging can be set for each
channel individually or all channels.
If “all channels” are added the next box will ask how often you want these channels to be
logged (log rate), this can be a sample every second to one sample every 24 hours. This
selection will apply to all channels.
If channels are added one at a time using the “Add Channel Selection” button the same log
rate box comes up, but a different log rate can be set for each channel.
When all the required channels have been added click OK.
When the channels have been selected they will appear in the bottom window, click on Apply to enable the channels to log. Once the channels are in the ‘Channels logging to selected
database’ window they can be selected and the Edit and Delete button become active. The
Edit button allows the logging rate or type of logging to be changed.
There is also a Database Events Logging box that can be ticked that allows any events to
be logged to the database using Trendbus. (Not available for GR recorders).
Summary of Logging Changes - If any changes are made using the Edit button, the Summary of Changes button becomes active, this will show the last changes made to any of the
channels for this configuration only.
The Delete button will take the channel out of this window and put it into the window showing
available channels for logging, logging will stop for this channel.
The set up is complete and the logging to the database should start immediately.
To check the setup, go back to the Comms Server screen.
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Comms Server Status Screen
If you have a graph open Comms Server should be showing that the recorder is operating
by displaying flashing green lights in the “Active column”. Click and highlight the recorder.
Click the “Database logging” Tab. The screen should now show all the pens logging for that
recorder and their log rate
.
Figure 8.1 Comms Server Status Screen
List of Database Servers
Client Connections tab displays
any Pens being graphed
Database Logging tab displays
any Pens being logged
Comms Server can be minimised now, it will continue to run in the background.
Client Connections
Realtime comms data from the device will only display on the comms server communications status screen when realtime data is active on either the server software. Once data is
active on a client connection, this window will display details of the device selected in the
top window: its Destination or where the information is going to, Source or origin of the data
(channel or event), Rate and Type of data sampling being communicated. Database Logging
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This tab will display information on what is currently being logged to a database for the device that is selected in the top window: its Destination or where the information is going to,
Source or origin of the data (channel or event), Rate and Type of data sampling being communicated.
A third tab, Diagnostics, can be enabled using the Administration button, and selecting
Preferences.
Send Recorder Events
Comms Server has a set of chart controls that can control the chart on the recorder from your PC.
This can be done in “Realtime chart controls” on page 271 or can be setup as an Effect of an
Event.
Right click on an active recorder
to produce the drop down menu
Realtime chart controls
Right click on an active recorder in Comms Server, Ethernet or RS485 from the recorders listed in the
left hand window or from recorders in the main window.
• From the list select Send Recorder Events and the Recorder Chart Functions box will
appear. If the option is not in the list go to Preferences in “Administration” on page 259.
• Select a chart control function for immediate effect on the recorder. Because
TrendServer Pro is graphing the data that is being transferred in realtime the recorders
running on TrendServer Pro will not be affected.
Event chart controls
The same set of chart controls can be activated using the event system in TrendServer Pro .
Chart controls can be used as an effect of an event happening. In the Events tab in TrendServer
Pro set up a cause to trigger the effect of a chart control.
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• • Pause - this will pause the chart until it is resumed. Resuming a paused chart
will display continuous chart data from when it had been paused. The chart can
be stopped if in a paused state.
• • Stop - this will stop the chart and no chart data will be displayed for the length
of time the chart is stopped. If a stopped chart is resumed there will be a gap in
the displayed chart data.
• • Resume - this can be used after the chart has been stopped or paused. The
chart data will continue from where it has been paused with no gaps displayed.
But if the chart has been stopped the displayed data will display a gap in data
until it is resumed
• • Clear - this will clear all the data being displayed. Data will not be cleared if the
chart has been stopped
• • Prefill - this will clear the chart and then fill it with the current reading.
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Realtime Graphing
To graph real-time data on TrendServer Pro, press the “Real-time” button located on the
left hand side. This will list all the recorders currently connected. The recorder set up on
Modbus will be in the list. The recorder will be in the list under the name that you gave it
when entering the device details.
Either click and drag the recorder name from the list to the graph area, this will add all the
recorders pens onto the graph, or click on “pens”, to list the pens available and drag the required ones onto the graph.
As soon as the pens are on the graph they should start to update in real-time. The graph will
be split into two as below.
Figure 8.9 Realtime Graphing
Drag and Drop
Recorder from
the list onto
the graph area
Realtime
button
Modbus
recorder
The white background area
is the historical data.
The blue background area
is the real time data.
The white area for historical data will display the data that is stored to the database. At this
point we have no data being stored to the database, it is simply being acquired and graphed,
if the graph is closed any data downloaded via Modbus will be lost.
More information about graphing on TrendServer Pro and the options for arranging pens
etc. are available in the TrendManager Pro software manual for this product. If this documentation is unavailable it can be downloaded at www.honeywellprocess.com .
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Comms Server Database
On system start up the Communications Service will start automatically . This service is responsible
for launching database related components. See “Comms Server Start up” on page 258.
System Setup
The system can be set up two ways.
1. For customers who are setting up in preparation for the arrival of their devices. Using
the TrendServer and Comms Server software, create a database for the device(s)
and configure each device for logging using the comms server. When the devices are
in place and connected check the IP address (for Ethernet devices only) and the device
ID is correct.
2. For larger networks - Set up the hardware first noting each devices ID and IP address.
Use the comms server software to set up the devices on a database and configure logging for each device. The devices will need to be set up on the TrendServer software
before the connections can be tested and become active.
Shutdown Server
The Communications Server appears as an icon in the Windows system bar at the bottom right of the
screen. Right click on that icon and you will see the pop up below.
Select Shutdown Server and the following message box would pop up
Select “Yes” and the following events will happen
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If the Communication Service UI is open with Non-Admin privileges, the following message will
appear. Select “OK” and the Communication Service UI will be closed but the TrendServer software will still be running:
If the Communication Service UI is open with Administrative privileges, the following message will
appear. Select “OK” and the Communication Service UI will be closed and TrendServer software is
also successfully stopped.
Select “No” and no actions will be taken
.Modbus
Capabilities:
1. The Comms Server is a Modbus master. It has no slave capability.
2. The maximum speed of data transfer over Modbus is 1 (one) reading per second / per
channel
3. The maximum speed of data logging of realtime Modbus data is 1 (one) reading per
second/ per channel.
4. The maximum number of devices depends on whether the connection is serial or ethernet.
• On the serial port, there is a physical limit of 31 devices. The Modbus comms can support anywhere between 4 and 10 devices at a rate of 1 reading per second depending
on the complexity of the recorder configurations. As the rate is decreased from 1 (one)
reading per second, the number of supported devices increases.
• On the Ethernet connection, the current physical limit is 247 recorders talking Modbus
due to a requirement that the Comms Server must have a unique ID for each device in
the network. Additional Honeywell V5 recorders using the Trendbus protocol could
be supported on the network as long as their device IDs remain unique. With Modbus
connection, anywhere between 24 and 64 devices are supported at a rate of 1 reading
per second, again depending on the complexity of the device configurations. As the
rate is decreased, the number of devices supported increases.
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5. The maximum number of pens supported at once per second for a given device is 32.
Up to 64 pens supported at once every 5 seconds. Then all 96 pens at once every 10
seconds for the Multitrend GR recorder.
The above specifications should be used as a guideline, because factors such as network
speed and reliability could impact performance.
Web Browser
The Web Browse function can be enabled/disabled from the recorder. This allows you to
view the recorder information only. The web button can be password protected if passwords
are enabled. See “Web” on page 106. This is a firmware option that first needs to be activated in Options, see “Credits” on page 131. The Remote Viewer is a firmware option
that can be added to allow access to the recorder from a web page. The Remote viewer option needs to be activated in the Firmware options screen, see “Credits” on page 131.
To access your recorder’s web page, type the device’s IP address in to a web browser such
as Internet Explorer. If Microsoft WINS system (Windows Internet Name Service) is available then the device name can be used to search for the device web page. To find your recorder IP address see “TCP/IP” on page 94.
The recorder will automatically register a unique Network ID using the serial number. The
format is xs-nnnnnn, where nnnnnn is the serial number of the recorder. This allows you to
browse the recorder if you are using DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol).
On recorders with password security enabled further login will be required to access Full Remote Control of the recorder from the web page and to enable a keyboard and mouse. For
users with Password functionality enabled Login is required. Enter your User name and
Password* in the box to gain access to the recorder web page.
Note: When using remote viewing with password control, a user’s password can be viewed
at the recorder. Care is required to prevent exposing a user’s password during the remote
entry of the password.
For Users without Password security just choose a language option to access the web page.
Select Remote Viewer to enable a desktop user interface. This will allow you to view and
control your recorder in realtime.
*NOTE: When using the remote control function for the recorder if you need to enter password in the recorder, it is recommended that you use the external keyboard and not the Recorder SIP (Soft Input Panel).
IP Address Troubleshooting
If your recorder’s IP address begins 169.***.***.*** this means there is no DHCP Server (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol) available to create a dynamic IP address. Either, make a
DHCP server available or allocate a Static IP address, see “TCP/IP” on page 94.
The recorders IP address can be viewed in the Status menu, see “General” on page 195.
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Internet Security Settings
Internet Security Settings
Types of web browser for use with the Remote Viewer include Internet Explorer 5 and
above.
Figure 8.10, “Internet Security - Windows 7,” on page 278 shows an example from Internet Explorer 10 on a Window 7. The settings shown are for Internet access. If the device
is to be accessed in an intranet scenario then the same has to be done for local intranet option.
Firewall settings
If this device is sitting on an enterprise network with a firewall in place then the firewall
should be configured to allow all requests on port 80 and port 976 (this is for remote control
Active X). There is also one port for FTP control, which should be opened. Access to the
firewall settings will differ depending on what firewall is installed.
Active X Control
Depending on your set up and if passwords are active, a dialog box will appear for Internet
Explorer Digitally Signed Active X Control; if prompted select Yes.
To browse multiple recorders, IE8 or higher version is required
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Internet Security Settings
Access to the firewall settings will differ depending on what firewall is installed.
Figure 8.10 Internet Security - Windows 7
NOTICE
Please ensure any firewall settings on the desktop are permissive of the (Comms Server/
Trend Server) and that ports set up in the configuration (default 8955 TCP and 8956 UDP)
are allowed passage through the firewall.
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Section 9: PC Software Suite
The TrendManager Pro Software Suite
The TrendManager Pro Software Suite complements the capabilities of the GR Series
recorders by providing the benefits of viewing, configuration, network communications, database management, data analysis and report generation using a personal computer. It ties the process together,
providing for real-time or FTP communications with the recorders through a Local Area Network (LAN).
TrendViewer
This is the standard software provided with the recorder that displays and prints data imported from
the storage media used by the recorder.
TrendManager Pro
This is an advanced data analysis/archiving software package, providing full configuration of the recorders. TrendManager Pro is a stand-alone package that delivers to the user total recorder configuration, allowing the user to archive, graph, print and export data. It also allows files to be exported
using comma separated variables (CSV) format, that can be imported into most computer software.
TrendServer Pro
This is a fully network aware software package for real-time viewing and archiving of data with communications to the recorder. It supports all the capabilities of TrendManager Pro plus real-time
data acquisition, FTP (File Transfer Protocol) and web browser access. TrendServer Pro provides
secure multi-level, multi-user access to the recorder data by various departments with security. Standard features of TrendServer Pro include data archive tools, Email set up and alarming, graphing,
print import and export data facilities.
Trend Manager Pro with OPC Server - provides the same functions as the TrendServer Probut includes the added function of an integrated OPC Server to allow easy interfacing to third party HMI software packages that support an OPC Client. This provides a real-time interface between serv-ers and
clients.
Modbus Profile Configuration Tool - this is a tool that comes as part of the Trend Server software
that allows the user to set up Modbus Device Profiles for use by the Communications Server. It allows
the user to set up other Modbus devices other than the Minitrend GR and Multitrend GR and
DR Graphic recorders to get real time data into Trend Server .
Communications Server
The Communication Server is supplied with TrendServer Pro . It manages real-time communications, distributed access to the stored data, time synchronisation over Ethernet networks. The Communication Server provides security for the transmission and storage of process data.
X Series & GR Recorder Screen Designer
Not available for the eZtrend GR recorder.
Screen Designer - is a separate software package that enables the user to design unique display layouts for transfer to the recorder’s screen. Screen layouts can be created using a combination of indicators such as Trending Charts, Digital Panel Meters and Bargraphs. Flexibility allows each type of
indicator to have elements of its appearance changed to create an individual presentation. 
The Screen Designer software package is compatible with all Minitrend GR and Multitrend GR
and DR Graphic recorders. Layouts can be transferred on to single or multiple recorders of the
same type, which contributes to continuity and standardization of process data.
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Database Management Tool
Database Management Tool - this software application works with TrendManager Pro and
TrendServer Pro to provide safe administration of data with tools to archive, sort, move, copy and
delete the data stored in local and remote databases. The Database Management Tool software is
supplied with TrendServer Pro .
Report Generation Tool - AMS2750
PC software that uses a TUS data file generated by the Multitrend GR and DR Graphic
recorder to generate a temperature uniformity survey report. It produces a report that
documents the uniformity performance of a furnace based on the AMS2750 specification.
AMS2750D is the specification that covers pyrometric requirements for thermal processing equipment used for heat treatment.
System Requirements
Minimum System requirements for TrendViewer:·
Minimum System requirements for TrendServer Pro
TrendManager Pro and Screen Designer:
1 GHz Pentium processor or higher with a mouse, CD-ROM
drive
1 GHz Pentium processor or higher with a mouse, CD-ROM drive
Monitor screen resolution 1024 x 768 recommended minimum,
high colour
Monitor screen resolution 1024 x 768 recommended minimum, high
colour
Microsoft Windows™ 7 (32 bit – Professional and Ultimate Edition - 64 bit), Windows 8, Windows 2008 Server and 2012 Server
Microsoft Windows™ 7 (32 bit – Professional and Ultimate Edition 64 bit), Windows 8, Windows 2008 Server and 2012 Server
4GB or more of RAM (min 4GB recommended)
4GB or more of SRAM (min 4GB recommended for generating IQOQ
reports)
16 bit colour graphics, 24 bit recommended (Screen Designer
only)
16 bit colour graphics, 24 bit recommended (Screen Designer only)
50 Mbyte free hard disk space
2 Gbyte Hard-drive free disk space
Flash card reader or USB port for X Series recorders
Flash card reader or USB port for X Series recorders
3.5” floppy disk drive or PCMCIA for V5 recorders
3.5” floppy disk drive or PCMCIA for V5 recorders
TCP IP installed
Graphics Card & Direct-X control installed (Screen Designer)
*To browse multiple recorders, IE8 or higher version is required
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Section 10: Spares List
Minitrend GR Recorder
16
5
19
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3
1
24
4
2
49
281
19 54
52
Ethernet
54
23
7
24X TX Power
Supply
12VDC -30VDC 
/ 12VAC -20VAC 
Input Instrument
power
RS485
USB host
Common
Relay
Output
Analogue Input
or Pulse Input
CJC Sensor
Analogue Input,
Analogue Output
RS485
282
Alarm/Digital IO
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Table 10.1 :
Minitrend GR - Spares
1
50071918-501
50071918-502
50071918-503
Minitrend GR Processor 1GB SD Card
Minitrend GR Processor 2GB SD Card
Minitrend GR Processor 4GB SD Card
2
51453006-501
Minitrend GR Analogue Input 4CH
Assy
Minitrend GR Analogue Input 6CH
Assy
Minitrend GR Analogue Input 8CH
Assy
51453006-502
51453006-503
2
51453027-501
51453027-502
Minitrend GR Analogue Output 2CH
Assy
Minitrend GR Analogue Output 4CH
Assy
2
50001017-502
Minitrend GR Pulse Input 4CH Assy
3
51453009-501
Minitrend GR Mother Board Assy
4
51453018-501
51453018-502
Minitrend GR Digital I/O 8CH Assy
Minitrend GR Digital I/O 16CH Assy
4
51453021-501
51453021-502
Minitrend GR Relay Alarm 4CH Assy
Minitrend GR Relay Alarm 8CH Assy
5
51453015-501
51453015-502
51453015-504
Minitrend GR Power Supply AC Mains
Minitrend GR Power Supply AC/TX
Minitrend GR Power Supply 12VDC 30VDC / 12VAC -20VAC
7
50083235-501
Minitrend GR 5.7 Black Display Touch
Screen Assy
Minitrend GR Grey 5.7 Display Touch
Minitrend GR QX RAL7032 5.7 Display Touch Screen Assy
50082335-504
50083235-503
16
50083254-501
50082354-504
50083254-503
19
23
50081202-501
Minitrend GR Black Bezel Touch
Screen Assy
Minitrend GR Grey Bezel Touch
Screen Assy
Minitrend GR QX/QXE RAL7032 BEZEL TOUCH SCREEN ASSY
50084219-501
Minitrend GR 5.7” Display & Cable

5.7” LVDS Display Cable
50001782-501
Minitrend / Multitrend GR Speaker
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Note: Customer must
supply model number
and Serial number of
existing unit when
placing and order for
processor board kits.
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Table 10.1 :
Minitrend GR - Spares
24
51453071-501
Minitrend GR Case and Back Plate
Assy
28
50006787-501
Minitrend GR / Multitrend GR 
Battery (Kit of 5)
29
50086626-505
8GB External SD memory card
Not shown
43
51453071-502
Minitrend GR Case, Handle and 
Terminal Cover
Not shown
44
50005224-501
Minitrend GR Rear Terminal Cover
Not shown
48
30755050-502
Minitrend GR Mounting Hardware kit
(2 Mounting Brackets)
Not shown
49
51453083-501
Minitrend GR Panel Gasket
52
51453038-501
Stylus Kit (pack of 5)
53
50013947-501
Connector kit (2 of each connector
type)
54
50086625-502
50086625-503
50086625-504
1GB GR INTERNAL SD MEM. CARD
2GB GR INTERNAL SD MEM. CARD
4GB GR INTERNAL SD MEM. CARD
50017290-501
Touch Screen Protector (kit of 5)
Not shown
46184161-502
Carrying Handle kit
Not shown
50017181-501
Minitrend GR/Multitrend GR Blanking Plate for I/O Slots (2)
Not shown
51452129-501
10 Ohm Resistors Pack of 8
Not shown
50001251-501
Minitrend GR Portable Case
Not shown
51453051-501
Minitrend , Multitrend GR and 
eZtrend GR Power cord (250V AC)
Not shown
Not shown
Minitrend GR Portable Case Dimensions
Height
165.1
(6.50)
284
Width
Depth
165.1
235
(6.50)
(9.25)
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Multitrend GR Recorder
30
28
36
31 35 55
14 15
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32
46
50
285
52
11
23
3
2
4
1
33 39
286
5
6
RS485
USB
host
54
Ethernet
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20 to 55V DC / 
20 to 30VAC Input
Instrument supply
Common Relay
Output
Analogue
Input or
Analogue
Output
CJC
Sensor
Analogue
Input or
Pulse 
Input
Alarm /
Digital IO
24V TX Power
Supply Output
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RS 485
287
Table 10.2 :
Multitrend GR - Spares
1
50071918-501
50071918-502
50071918-503
2
51453006-501
51453006-502
51453006-503
2
51453027-501
51453027-502
Multitrend GR Analogue Output
2CH Assy
Multitrend GR Analogue Output
4CH Assy
50001017-502
Multitrend GR Pulse Input 4CH
Assy
3
51453024-501
Multitrend GR Mother Board Assy
4
51453018-501
51453018-502
Multitrend GR Digital I/O 8CH Assy
Multitrend GR Digital I/O 16CH
Assy
4
51453021-501
Multitrend GR Relay Alarm 4CH
Assy
Multitrend GR Relay Alarm 8CH
Assy
5
50001182-501
50001182-502
Note: Customer must
supply model number
and Serial number of
existing unit when
placing and order for
processor board kits.
Multitrend GR Analogue Input 4CH
Assy
Multitrend GR Analogue Input 6CH
Assy
Multitrend GR Analogue Input 8CH
Assy
2
51453021-502
288
Multitrend GR Processor 1GB SD
Card
Multitrend GR Processor 2GB SD
Card
Multitrend GR Processor 4GB SD
Card
Multitrend GR Power Supply AC
Mains
Multitrend GR Power Supply 2055VDC/20-30VAC
6
51453030-501
Multitrend GR Transmitter Power
Supply board
11
50084844-501
50084844-504
50084844-503
Multitrend GR Black Display Assy
Multitrend GR Grey Display Assy
GR SX RAL7032 MULTITREND DISPLAY ASSY
14
50003590-504
Multitrend GRStd Nema3 Door
15
50009119-504
Multitrend GR Nema4/IP66 Door
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Table 10.2 :
Multitrend GR - Spares
23
50001782-501
Minitrend GR / Multitrend GR
Speaker Assy
27
50006787-501
Minitrend GR / Multitrend GR Battery (kit of 5)
Not shown
28
50086626-505
8GB External SD memory card
Not shown
30
50084843-501
50084843-504
Multitrend GR Black Touch Screen
Assy
Multitrend GR Grey Touch Screen
Assy
GR SX RAL7032 MULTITREND
TOUCH SCREEN ASSY
Includes Bezel, Touch
Screen and Display
50084843-503
31
50084213-501
Multitrend GR XGA 12.1” Display
36
51453098-501
Multitrend GR Case and Back Plate
39
50084218-501
50084214-501
Multitrend GR Inverter
Multitrend GR LVDS Cable kit
42
50005458-501
Multitrend GR Rear Terminal Cover
kit
46
51453095-501
Multitrend GR Chassis kit
50
50000871-501
Multitrend GR Panel Gasket
51
50004292-501
Multitrend GR Panel Clamp Assy
(Qty 2)
52
51453038-501
Stylus Kit Black (pack of 5)
53
50013947-501
Connector kit (2 of each connector
type)
54
50086625-502
50086625-503
50086625-504
1GB GR INTERNAL SD MEM. CARD
2GB GR INTERNAL SD MEM. CARD
4GB GR INTERNAL SD MEM. CARD
50017290-502
Multitrend GR Screen Protector (Kit
of 5)
Not shown
46184161-502
Carrying Handle kit
Not shown
51452129-501
10 Ohm Resistors Pack of 8
Not shown
50017181-501
Minitrend GR/Multitrend GR
Blanking Plate for I/O Slots (2)
Not shown
50001249-501
Multitrend GR Portable Case
Not shown
51453051-501
Minitrend GR, Multitrend GR and
eZtrend Power cord ()
Not shown
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Not shown
Not shown
Not shown
289
Multitrend GR Portable Case
Dimensions
Height
336.6
(13.25)
290
Width
Depth
336.6
336.6
(13.25)
(13.25)
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eZtrend GR Recorder
49
16
19
3
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45
5
24
4
2
49
291
19
52
USB host
Ethernet
7
Wire seal
Earth screw 
(ground)
12 to 30VDC/
12 to 20VAC Input 
Instrument power
23
24V TX 
Power Supply
AC supply 
100 - 240VAC
Analogue Input
card Slot B (option)
Alarm or 
Digital I/O 
Slot G (option)
Up to 6 Analogue
Inputs and
Ethernet (std)
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Table 10.3 :
eZtrend GR - Spares
1
50071921-501
50071921-502
50071921-507
50071921-508
eZtrend
eZtrend
eZtrend
eZtrend
2
51453006-502
eZtrend GR Analogue Input 6CH Assy
Requires Expansion
card item 3
3
50012927-501
eZtrend GR Expansion Board Assy
Required for items 2, 4
and 6
4
51453018-501
eZtrend GR Digital I/O 8CH Assy
4
51453021-501
51453021-502
eZtrend GR Relay Alarm 4CH Assy
eZtrend GR Relay Alarm 8CH Assy
5
51453015-505
51453015-504
eZtrend GR Power Supply AC Mains
eZtrend GR Power Supply 12V/
30VDC/12-20VAC
Power Supply AC Mains with TX Power
51453015-502
GR
GR
GR
GR
3CH Processor 1GB
3CH Processor 2GB
6CH Processor 1GB
6CH Processor 2GB
Credit Option only
7
50083237-501

50083237-504
eZtrend GR 5.7 Black Display Touch
Screen Assy
eZtrend GR 5.7 Grey Display Touch
Screen Assy
16
50083254-501
50083254-504
eZtrend GR Black Bezel Touch
Screen Assy
eZtrend GR RAL7032 BEZEL
TOUCH SCREEN ASSY
eZtrend GR Grey Bezel
19
50081204-501
50059722-501
eZtrend GR 5.7” QVGA Display
5.7 EZ QVGA DISPLAY CABLE
23
50001782-501
eZtrend GR/Minitrend GR/Multitrend GR Speaker
24
50012896-501
eZtrend GR Case and Back Plate
Assy
27
50015474-501
eZtrend GR Back Plate
28
50006787-501
eZtrend GR/Minitrend GR/Multitrend GR Battery (Kit of 5)
Not shown
29
50086626-505
8GB External SD memory card
Not shown
43
50012896-502
eZtrend GR Case, Handle and Terminal Cover
Not shown
44
50012915-501
eZtrend GR Rear Terminal Cover
Not shown
50082354-503
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Table 10.3 :
eZtrend GR - Spares
45
50020664-501
eZtrend GR Left & Right Hand Chassis kit
48
30755050-502
eZtrend GR Mounting Hardware kit (2
Mounting Brackets)
49
51453083-501
eZtrend GR Panel Gasket
52
51453038-501
Stylus Kit (pack of 5)
53
50021404-501
Connector kit (2 of each connector type)
54
50086625-502
50086625-503
1GB GR INTERNAL SD MEM. CARD
2GB GR INTERNAL SD MEM. CARD
50017290-503
Touch Screen Protector (kit of 5)
Not shown
46184161-502
Carrying Handle kit
Not shown
50017181-501
eZtrend GR/Minitrend GR/Multitrend GR Blanking Plates
Not shown
51452129-501
10 Ohm Resistors Pack of 8
Not shown
50001251-501
eZtrend GR Portable Case
Not shown
51453051-501
Minitrend GR, Multitrend GR and
eZtrend GR Power cord (250V AC)
Not shown
Not shown
Not shown
Minitrend and eZtrend GR Portable Case
Dimensions
Height
165.1
(6.50)
294
Width
Depth
165.1
235
(6.50)
(9.25)
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DR Graphic Recorder
1
5
20
21 22
12
23
10
3
7
4
7
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295
CJC Sensor
RS485
296
USB host
Ethernet
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14 15 16 17 18
23
13
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14 16
19
24
297
Table 10.4 :
DR Graphic Recorder- Spares
298
1
50099056-501
Case & latch Assy
Includes case, latch bracket,
screws, split lock washer and latch
pin.
2
32300506-501
Door Assembly (without
display)
Bezel and Touch Panel Assembly
3
50092996-501
Door Assembly
Bezel 12.1", Touch Panel Assembly, Speaker and Display
4
32300081-501
Display Kit
12.1” Display with Cable assembly
and display bracket
5
50098928-501
USB Cable Extender
6
32304412-501
Misc Hardware
Hinge Pin, Circlip, Conduit Plugs – 2
Nos, Cord Bushing (Not Shown)
7
32304395-501
Door Handle & Latch Kit
Includes latch assembly parts.
8
30755065-501
Mounting Bracket Kit –
Standard
9
30755065-502
Mounting Bracket Kit
(NEMA 4)
10
32304373-501
Speaker Kit
Speaker and its Retainer
11
32304377-501
Cables Kit
Earth Braid, GPIO, DC LOOM Assy,
LVDS Cable, BL Cable, RTP Extension Cable (Not Shown)
12
32304379-501
Chassis kit
Plate Base, Chassis Shallow Case
Recorder
Cover Front, Chassis Shallow Case
Recorder
Stand, Chassis Shallow Case Recorder
Hinge Pin
Circlip
Cover Top, Chassis Shallow Case
Recorder
13
50071918-501
50071918-502
50071918-503
Processor 1GB SD Card
Processor 2GB SD Card
Processor 4GB SD Card
Note: Customer must supply model
number and Serial number of existing unit when placing an order for
processor board kits.
14
51453006-501
51453006-502
51453006-503
Analogue Input 4CH Assy
Analogue Input 6CH Assy
Analogue Input 8CH Assy
15
51453027-501
51453027-502
Analogue Output 2CH
Assy
Analogue Output 4CH
Assy
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Table 10.4 :
DR Graphic Recorder- Spares
16
50001017-502
Pulse Input 4CH Assy
17
51453018-501
51453018-502
Digital I/O 8CH Assy
Digital I/O 16CH Assy
18
51453021-501
51453021-502
Relay Alarm 4CH Assy
Relay Alarm 8CH Assy
19
50098156-501
Backplane Board Assy
20
50001182-503
AC Power Supply
21
50001182-504
AC Power Supply with
Transmitter Power Supply
22
50001182-505
24VDC Power Supply
23
50006787-501
Battery (kit of 5)
24
50086626-505
8GB External SD memory
card
25
51453038-501
Stylus Kit Black (pack of 5)
26
50013947-501
Connector kit (2 of each
connector type)
Not shown
27
51452129-501
10 Ohm Resistors Pack of
8
Not shown
28
51453051-501
Power cord (250V AC)
Not shown
29
50020410-507
2GB USB Pen Drive
Not shown
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300
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Section 11: Instrument Care and Maintenance
Instrument Care and Maintenance
The GR Series range of recorders contains no parts serviceable by the user, except for
a fuse on the DC power supply, see “Fuses” on page 22.
In the event of a recorder failure contact your nearest Service Department (or an authorised agent) to arrange for the return of the unit for repair.
Cleaning Instructions
The recorder’s touch screen can be temporarily disabled for cleaning, see “Clean Screen”
on page 179.
Cleaning the unit should be done with a soft lint cloth and warm soapy water or screen
cleaner recommended for use on a PC. Solvents and prolonged exposure to detergents
can cause damage to the front panel. It is recommended that any cloth used for cleaning
is damp but NOT wet, to avoid water collecting in the unit.
For Nema 4X /IP66 rated recorders (option) refer to the Nema 4X standards.
Backlights
1.
MTTF (Mean Time To Fail) is defined as the time at which 50% of a batch of backlights
remain in excess of half their original brightness i.e. a display has a greater than 50%
chance of being half its original brightness when used at 100% after:
• 55,000 hrs for the Minitrend GR. Maximum luminosity 400 cd/m2, (86,000hr if used at
80%).
• 43,000 hrs for the Multitrend GR and DR Graphic . Maximum luminosity 400 cd/m2,
(67,000hr if used at 80%).
• 40,000 hrs for the eZtrend GR. Maximum luminosity 450 cd/m2, (62,500hr if used at
80%). For this recorder the backlight cannot be changed separately so the display
has to be replaced.
Reducing the brightness can significantly improve the life of the backlight.
2.
At extended temperatures these times are reduced.
3.
The backlight is a consumable item, and will NOT last forever.
4.
A maintenance schedule of exchanging backlights should be every 5 years to maintain
the optimal screen clarity.
Operating Temperature
Operating temperatures are described in “Specification Tables” on page 307. Prolonged
operation at temperatures over 50 °C will accelerate degradation of the display backlight.
If the unit has been moved from a cold environment into a warm one, ensure that the unit
has reached a minimum temperature of 12 °C or is left to stand for 1 hour at room temperature before applying power, to ensure no condensation remains in the unit.
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Instrument Care and Maintenance
Touch Screen
Care should be taken with the touch screen when handling the unit. Sharp and hard objects
may pierce the touch screen and damage the display. Only use the stylus provided for
screen selection.
Clean the screen using a suitable touch screen cleaner. Abrasive materials will damage the
touch screen.
Protective Screen covers are available to provide additional protection against abrasive materials. See “Section 10: Spares List” on page 281.
Calibration
It is recommended that Recorder calibration is checked at least every year, or in accordance with your industry regulations, to ensure maximum accuracy. See “Calibration” on
page 132.
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Field IO Specification
Analogue Output
(Not available for the eZtrend GR recorder)
Each recorder is capable of supporting analogue output function. The AO card is available
as a 2 or 4 channel option, and will plug into any of the analogue input slots.
Analogue Outputs are used to support:
• Re-transmission of Analogue Input values
• Re-transmission of Math Results
• Re-transmission of Process values
• Control Outputs
Analogue Output Specifications
• Resolution - 0.002% or better
• Accuracy - +/- 0.1% 0-500ohm load, +/- 0.25% 500ohm - 1Kohm load
• Maximum load resistance - 1Kohm
• Isolation - 300V AC
• Outputting - 0 to 20mA or 4 to 20mA (over range capability to 21mA)
• Update rate - 250mSec per channel
Pulse Input Card
The Pulse Card is available as an option, and will fit in slots normally allocated to AI cards.
The frequency output from the card can be used in a Maths block and is represented by
HPULn (where ‘n’ is from 1 to 4, when the card is fitted in the top slot)
• Frequency - 1 Hz to 25kHz, this will update once per second
• Inputs - 4 x isolated inputs.
A separate Pulse input card is not available for the eZtrend GR recorder, however the first
4 inputs on the Digital I/O card (option) can be used as pulse inputs.
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Analogue Input
Analogue Input
User Defined Maximum Input Ranges
For values entered for the Range Type in the “Analogue In Menu” on page 73.
Table 12.1 : Analogue In Ranges
Preset Ranges
Maximum
Voltages
Preset Ranges
Maximum
Voltages
50V
52V
1000mV
1.1V
25V
26V
500mV
600mV
12V
13V
250mV
300mV
6V
6.5V
100mV
150mV
3V
3.25V
50mV
75mV
1.5V
1.6V
25mV
36mV
0.6V
0.8V
10mV
18mV
0.3V
0.4V
5mV
9mV
Relay Alarm/Digital Input Specification
Minitrend GR, eZtrend GR and DR Graphic recorders have one ‘slot’ for digital inputs
and alarm relay outputs. All alarm card channels provide 240V AC isolation channel to channel and channel to recorder. Digital I/O channels will provide isolation to 100V AC test voltage (not for mains connection).
The Multitrend GR recorder has three available expansion slots for Digital Input/Relay
Alarm output cards.
Inputs are automatically debounced to remove switching oscillations. All Digital Inputs are
volt free contacts, and are sampled at 10Hz max.
Relay/Alarm Output Card Options
There are two card options, split into two types:
4 Channel Relay Alarm Card
120/240 VAC 3 Amps rated (resistive load). The relay contacts are form C (NO, NC) and
includes suppression.
8 Channel Relay Alarm Card
120/240V AC 3 Amps rated (resistive load). Two channels on the 8 Relay Alarm card, can
be used as digital inputs. The relay contacts are form C (NO, NC) and includes suppression.
The 8 & 2 Relay Alarm card, this 8-channel card will have 8 mains rated relays, of which 2
of the 8 channels can be configured for use as digital inputs.
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Latched or Single Pulse
The relay outputs can be set by the user to be either Latched or Single Pulse.
Latched
A latched relay will maintain in its active state until the trigger source has returned to a non
alarmed state, or a second Event has been activated to disable the relay.
Single Pulse
The relay will go active for a period of time, specified by the user, then return to a non active
state. The time out period remains independent of the length of time the active state remains.
Single Pulse Relay Settings
User can specify Pulse length in seconds from 0.1 (100ms) to 6480 (108 minutes) in 0.1 second increments.
Fail Safe
Each relay channel can be independently selected with the fail safe option. This will invert
the state of the relay output. With Failsafe Off normally open (NO) relays have open contacts
when the power is off, and open contacts when there is no active alarm. The contacts will
close when an associated alarm goes active. With Failsafe On, normally open relays have
closed contacts when the recorder is powered on and there are no open active alarms, and
the contacts open with an alarm active or when the power is removed. See “Failsafe Relay
Positions” on page 306.
Relay Output Specification
The Minitrend GR recorder will provide the ability to have at least 1 relay output for each
analogue input (i.e. 16). Multitrend GR recorder will also provide at least one relay output
for each analogue input (i.e. 48), there are three available slots for Digital inputs/ Relay Outputs. Up to 8 relay outputs are available for the eZtrend GR and DR Graphic recorder.
Common Alarm Output
The common alarm output include a single alarm relay. This relay is the same rating as
those on the 8 & 16 Digital I/O cards. This relay is NC (normally closed) and can be activated
by any alarm. This relay will close when power is removed. This relay is identified as “Fixed”
in the relay output pick lists.
• Rating - 24Vdc 1A Resistive Load
Digital Input Cards
Three options for digital inputs are available
8 Digital Inputs
8 Digital I/O card, this 8-channel card allows the user to configure each channel to be either
relay output or digital input. Relay output rated at 24V DC 1 Amp rated (resistive load).
16 Digital Inputs
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(Not available for the eZtrend GR recorder)
16 Digital I/O card, this 16-channel card allows the user to configure each channel to be either relay output or digital input. Relay output rated at 24V DC 1 Amp rated (resistive load).
Digital Input Functions
The digital inputs can be used for the following actions;
• A Digital contact on an input can be used to enable or disable one or any combination of
alarms
• Can be used in Maths expressions
• Can have current status indicated on DPMs, Bars and Charts
Failsafe Relay Positions
Table 12.2 :
eZtrend GR, Minitrend GR, Multitrend GR and DR
Graphic Relay Positions (no alarms active)
Normal
Relay Output
States
Failsafe
Relay Output
States
NO
NC
Power On
Open
Closed
Power Off
Open
Closed
NO
NC
Power On
Closed
Open
Power Off
Open
Closed
AMS2750 Process Mode
Provides on-line monitoring in the process recorder to alert the user to potential AMS2750
non-compliance issues. Monitors and alerts the user concerning - days until next SAT, days
until next TUS, days until next control T/C change out and days until the recorder requires
calibration. The recorder also provides an overview of T/C usage for all survey T/C’s providing a colour coded for early warning screen (5 day expiration).
AMS2750 TUS Mode
The Multitrend GR and DR Graphic recorder monitors a temperature uniformity survey
and generates a data file that can be used to create a TUS report. It tracks a number of parameters during a TUS which includes the ramp time, the time between the first T/C entering
dwell zone and the last T/C entering dwell zone, the point where all t/C’s are stable and lie
within the SP tolerance limits for the defined furnace class, the dwell time (minimum of 30
min.) for the survey, the maximum temperature value during the dwell period and the minimum temperature value during the dwell period. The on line TUS tracking screen shows the
current status of a survey for up to 6 set points, furnace details, status, Min & Max TC readings, Max differences, Max Overshoot, durations and the Class of furnace the survey met.
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Specification Tables
Specification
Digital indicators and Display
Design Attributes
Minitrend GR Recorder
Display size and Type: 5.7” diagonal, Digital Colour LCD (TFT) with Touch Screen
Industrial grade with brightness adjustment and wide viewing angle
Resolution: VGA (640 x 480 pixels).
Screen Saver: Set in minutes from 1 to 720, can be set to dim the screen or to switch off.
Brightness adjustment: Adjustable between 10 and 100%, default set to 80% brightness.
Backlight life time: 50,000 hours to half brightness when used at 100%, (62,500 hours with 80%
brightness @ 25 deg).
Maximum luminosity 400 cd/m2.
Touch Screen life: 1,000,000 touches
Multitrend GR and DR Graphic Recorder
Display size and Type: 12.1” diagonal, Digital Colour LCD (TFT) with Touch Screen
Industrial grade with brightness adjustment and wide viewing angle
Resolution: XGA (1024 x 768 pixels).
Screen Saver: Set in minutes from 1 to 720, can be set to dim the screen or to switch off.
Brightness adjustment: Adjustable between 10 and 100%, default set to 80% brightness.
Backlight life time: 50,000 hours to half brightness when used at 100%, (62,500 hours with 80%
brightness @ 25 deg).
Maximum luminosity 400 cd/m2.
Touch Screen life: 1,000,000 touches
eZtrend GR Recorder
Display size and Type: 5.7” diagonal, Digital Colour LCD (TFT) with Touch Screen
Industrial grade with brightness adjustment and wide viewing angle
Resolution: QVGA (320 x 240 pixels).
Screen Saver: Set in minutes from 1 to 720, can be set to dim the screen or to switch off.
Brightness adjustment: Adjustable between 10 and 100%, default set to 80% brightness.
Backlight life time: 50,000 hours to half brightness when used at 100%, (62,500 hours with 80%
brightness @ 25 deg).
Maximum luminosity 450 cd/m2.
Touch Screen life: 1,000,000 touches
Display Update Rate
Display values updated every second
Status Display
A status bar, at the top of the recorder’s screen, displays the real-time icons of the recorder status,
such as Time left and alarm active.
Communications
Ethernet 10/100 base - T with RJ45 connector supporting Modbus/TCP, FTP, Internet, DHCP or
fixed IP address. (RS485 not available for the eZtrend GR)
Mathematics
Basic maths include Add, Subtract, Multiply, Divide, Modulo and power. Full Maths and Scripting
(option) support up to 100 character free form math expression for each pen. Like SINE, COS,
TAN, Log, Parenthesis (eg. A1 + A2), comm variables, free memory, and access to any data item
variable (A1, P1, D1 etc.). (Scripting is not available for the eZtrend GR).
Front and Rear USB Ports
USB host ports front and rear for data and setup transfers through these ports. External devices
keyboard or mouse, Barcode reader, or external mass storage device. USB ports are internal for
DR Graphic
Standard Screens and Custom
Screens
Fully programmable display values in engineering units. Time & date stamp on every division, providing the current time and date.
Sets of Standard screens are available to display data on a chart, digital reading, bargraphs or
numerous combinations thereof. Screen properties can be modified on the recorder and customised to suit. Custom screens created in the Screen Designer software can be imported into the
recorder for specialist applications. Custom Screen firmware option is required.
Digital values displayed include alarms on bars, engineering units, pen name, tag, time and date,
20 character description and totalised values. (Custom Screens are not available as an option for
the eZtrend GR)
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Specification
Design Attributes
Data Storage
Removable Media: SD card card supports up to 8.0 Giga bytes. (SD card is available as an option
for the eZtrend GR)
Local Mass Storage Options: USB memory key - no size restriction but must be formatted (FAT,
FAT16, TFAT FAT32).
Internal Data Buffer Minitrend GR, Multitrend GR and DR Graphic Recorder: Non-volatile.
1GB upwards to 4GB
Internal Data Buffer eZtrend GR Recorder: Non-volatile. 1GB upwards to 2GB
Setup and screens: Stored internally on non-volatile memory
Manual Saving: Data saving by inserting SD card or USB memory stick
Data Saving Period: Related to log rate, number of pens, totals and alarms. Each pen is capable of
its own independent storage rate. 
Minitrend GR and Multitrend GR Recorder: 20ms to 60h, 
eZtrend GR Recorder: 100mS to 60h.
Data Format: Honeywell binary encoded format
Recycling Mode: Internal memory has FIFO (First In First Out) capability where the newest data
over-writes the oldest data.
Power Requirements
Minitrend GR Recorder
Voltage (VRMS): 100VAC to 240VAC (auto select). Frequency: 50/60Hz
Inrush Current: 75A max. (High Line, Cold Start)
Power Consumption: <40W.
24V Optional instrument power: 12VDC-30VDC /12VAC-20VAC. Power Consumption: < 40 watts
12VDC -30VDC / 12VAC -20VAC
Multitrend GR
Voltage (VRMS): 100VAC to 240VAC (auto select). Frequency: 50/60Hz
Inrush Current: 75A max. (High Line, Cold Start)
Power Consumption: AC: <50VA (max), DC: <60W (max). Typical 30W
24V Optional instrument power: 20 to 55VDC/20 to 30VAC. Power Consumption: < 40 watts
DR Graphic Recorders
Voltage (VRMS): 100VAC to 240VAC (auto select). Frequency: 50/60Hz
Inrush Current: 75A max. (High Line, Cold Start)
Power Consumption: AC: <50VA (max), DC: <40W (max). Typical 25W
24V Optional instrument power: 20 to 55VDC/20 to 30VAC. Power Consumption: < 40 watts
eZtrend GR Recorder
Voltage (VRMS): 100VAC to 240VAC (auto select). Frequency: 50/60Hz
Inrush Current: 75A max. (High Line, Cold Start)
Power Consumption: <40W.
24V Optional instrument power 12 to 30VDC/12 to 20VAC. Power Consumption: < 40 watts
Common Relay Output (SPNC)
NC common alarm relay: Two contacts, normally open when the recorder is powered (no active
alarms). Rating 24V, 1 Amp.
Battery
Battery backed up for clock, replaceable Lithium battery Type CR6032, 3.0V – 10 years life
(Recorder powered), 
1 year life, typical (Recorder unpowered).
Password Protection
Multiple Administrator control of password setup and management with four levels of password
protection for – Engineer, Supervisor, Technician, and Operator. Up to 50 different users are available. Password protection restricts user entry to the recorder set up and specific screens.
Engineer – Highest access to all levels, Supervisor, Technician and Operator.
Supervisor – 2nd highest level including Technician and Operator access
Technician – 3rd level including Operator access
Operator – 4th and lowest level of access.
Languages
English UK & US, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Brazilian, Polish, Hungarian, Slovakian,
Czech, Turkish, Romanian, Russian, Greek, Portuguese and Bulgarian. Also Asian languages
including Chinese (simplified), Japanese and Korean.
Temperature Units
°C, °F, °K
Recorder Identification
Status bar: Alternately displays Recorder ID and Recorder Screen Name. Displays Time and Date.
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Design Attributes
Clock
Accuracy: ±20ppm (±1 minute/month) @ 25°C.
Summer/Winter manual or automatic time adjustment or via communications. SNTP Client and/or
Server included for synchronising over Ethernet. Recorder Time Synchronisation on Digital Input.
Alarm Set Points
6 per pen integral “soft” alarm set points easily set by user to announce selected out of limit conditions; user can select if an alarm triggers a change in the screen background colour. Alarm triggers
can be set for Hi, Lo, Deviation (latched or unlatched) for alarm acknowledgement.
Alarm Damping – 1 sec to 3600 seconds; Hysteresis - +/- 100% of pen scale
Common relay output: 1A 24V, can be activated on any alarm. (Not available for the eZtrend GR)
Data Replay Mode
Data replay facility on chart displays at normal, fast or slow speeds with zoom and cursor.
Display Chart Speeds
Chart rates: 1 mm/hour, 5 mm/hour, 10 mm/hour, 20 mm/hour, 30 mm/hour, 60 mm/hour, 120 mm/
hour, 600 mm/hour, 1200 mm/hour, 6000 mm/hour. Combinations of rates can be mixed and chart
speeds can be set independently for each chart. Display speeds are independent of logging rate
Messages Screen
The message screen displays system information and records any setup activity that has been
changed. It also provides warning and error message updates, lists alarm activity and will display
user defined marks on a chart.
CE Conformity (CE Mark)
This product conforms with the protection requirements of the following European Council Directives: 2006/95/EC, the Low Voltage Directive, and 2004/108/EC, the EMC Directive. Conformity of
this product with any other “CE Mark” Directive(s) shall not be assumed.
Immunity Product Classification
Complies with EN61326-1:2013 Class I: Cord Connected, Panel Mounted Industrial Control Equipment with protective earthing (grounding). (EN 61010-1:2010)
Enclosure Rating
Front panel designed to NEMA 3R / IP55 for Multitrend GR only and NEMA 3/IP55 for Minitrend GR and eZtrend GR (Optional NEMA 4X / IP66) DR Graphic recorder (NEMA 4X),
NEMA 3/IP55 std. Optional NEMA type 4X/IP66
Installation Requirements
Category II: Overvoltage (EN 61010-1-2010)
Pollution Degree 2
EMC Standards
Emissions - EN61326-1:2013
Immunity - EN61326-1:2013 Industrial Levels
Safety
Complies with EN61010-1: 2010. Panel Mounted Equipment, Terminals must be enclosed within
the panel.
Specification
Analogue Inputs
Number of Inputs
Minitrend GR & DR Graphic recorder can have 4, 6, 8, 12 or 16 input channels. Multitrend
GR recorder can have 4, 6, 8, 12, 16, 24, 32, 40 or 48 input channels. eZtrend GR recorder can
have 3, 6, 9 or 12 input channels.
Input Types
mV, V, mA with external shunt (provided as standard), Thermocouple, RTD and ohms
Minimum Input Span
Range is fully configurable with span limitation of the operating range selected with 4% under
range to 4% over-range capability (50V Range 2%)
Burnout (T/C)
Active (High or Low), Passive, and Health watch/Maintenance (option).
Cold Junction Compensation
Internal compensation with the ability to manually adjust values, External Input for compensation,
External CJC value specified
Input Resolution
0.0015% (16 Bit ADC)
Input Impedance
Current loop resistance: 10 ohms, use ±0.1% external resistor. Volts >1M, all other >10M
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Specification
Analogue Inputs
Source Impedance
T/C and RTD: 100 ohms per lead maximum (CU10 = 15 ohms, not available for the eZtrend GR)
A single point cal on Slot A of the eZtrend GR recorder will improve accuracy for lead resistance
above 10 ohms
Square Root Extraction
Available as standard on every input type
Sensor Compensation
Single point and Dual point
Input Sampling Rate
DR Graphic recorders Minitrend GR/eZtrend GR Recorder has 2 available slots and the
Multitrend GR Recorder has 6 available slots with up to 8 analog inputs each; the input sampling rate is dependent on actuation type.
DR Graphic/Minitrend GR/Multitrend GR: All Inputs: 100mS (10Hz), 200mS (5Hz), 500mS
(2Hz)
DR Graphic/Minitrend GR/Multitrend GR: Fast Sampling: 20mS (50Hz) - mA, mV, Ohms
and Volts only
eZtrend GR200mS (5Hz), 500mS (2Hz) and 100mS (10Hz) (Analogue Input expansion card
option)
Scales, Linear & Logarithmic
Normal and Scientific notation
Decimal Point automatic or programmable
Engineering units, user definable (10 characters)
Logarithmic: -38 min, to +38 max, (recommend up to 20 decades on one screen to ensure clarity)
Input Isolation
300VAC channel-to-channel, channel-to-ground (Resistance thermometers are not isolated on
the eZtrend GR
Noise Rejection
(at 50/60Hz) +/-2%
Analogue Input card (std)
Common mode: 2Hz = -120dB, 5Hz = -120dB
Normal Mode: 2Hz = -80dB, 5Hz = -25dB
Analogue Input expansion card (option)
Common mode: 2Hz = -120dB, 5Hz = -120dB, 10Hz = -120dB
Normal Mode: 2Hz = -85dB, 5Hz = -80dB, 10Hz = -48dB
Specification
Logging
Logging Method
Sample, Average, Min/Max - can be set independently per pen
Logging Types
Continuous, Fuzzy
Logging Rate
DR Graphic/Minitrend GR/Multitrend GR 20 msec. to 60 hours per pen, eZtrend GR100
msec. to 60 hours per pen,
Fuzzy Logging
A secure data storage technique which delivers data compression ratio of 100:1 or more; self
teaching, storing the data at a variable rate to match the process
Specification
Enclosure/Bezel
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Physical Parameters
Zinc plated steel case with high impact resistant polycarbonate bezel; scratch resistant lens (Polyethylene Terephthalate). NEMA3 / IP55 for Minitrend GR and eZtrend GR models only and
NEMA3R/IP55 for Multitrend GR protection rating standard with NEMA 4X / IP66 (Front face
only) protection rating as an option.
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Specification
Physical Parameters
Mounting Panel
Unlimited mounting angle. For the best view of the display the viewing angle should not exceed:
Minitrend GR 55° from the left or right, 40° looking down and 50° looking up at the recorder display.
Multitrend GR 70° from the left or right, 45° looking down and 55° looking up at the recorder display.
eZtrend GR 45° from the left or right, 10° looking down and 30° looking up at the recorder display.
Mounting adjustable for panel thickness of 2mm to 20mm. Adapter kits available for covering
existing panel cutouts.
Dimensions
Minitrend GR/eZtrend GR Recorder - W: 144mm (5.67”), H: 144mm (5.67”), D: 200mm
(7.87”). Additional 80mm (3.15”) clearance recommended for a straight type power cable and signal connectors. Cutout 138 x 138mm (5.43 x 5.43”)
Multitrend GR Recorder - W: 288mm (11.34”), H: 288mm (11.34), D: 200mm (7.87”). Additional
80mm (3.15”) clearance recommended for a straight type power cable and signal connectors.
Cutout 281 x 281mm (11.06 x 11.06”)
Weight
Minitrend GR Recorder - 2.7 Kg (6lb) max.
Multitrend GR Recorder - 10 Kg (22 lb) max.
eZtrend GR Recorder - 2.4 Kg (5.3lb) max.
Colour
Bezel: Grey std or Black option
Wiring Connections
IEC Power Plug. Removable terminal strip for input and alarm connections
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Input Range Performance Accuracy Table
Analogue Input standard and expansion cards
Input Actuation
(Linear)
Accuracy
Range
##
Temp. Stability +/-
Input Impedance
Millivolts DC
-5 to 5, -10 to 10,
-25 to 25, -50 to 50, -100 to 100,
-250 to 250, -500 to 500,
-1000 to 1000
+/- 0.2% F.S.
+/- 0.1% F.S.
+/- 0.1% F.S.
+/- 0.1% F.S.
0.01%/ °C
0.01%/ °C
0.01%/ °C
0.01%/ °C
>10M ohms
>10M ohms
>10M ohms
>10M ohms
Volts DC
-0.3 to 0.3, -0.6 to 0.6, -1.5 to 1.5,
-3 to 3, -6 to 6, -12 to 12,
-25 to 25, -50 to 50
+/- 0.1% F.S.
+/- 0.1% F.S.
+/- 0.1% F.S.
0.01%/ °C
0.01%/ °C
0.01%/ °C
>1M ohms
>1M ohms
>1M ohms
4 to 20, 0 to 20
+/- 0.2% F.S.
Milliamps **
0.01%/ °C
Ohms, 200
0 to 200
+/- 0.1% F.S.
0.01%/ °C
Ohms, 500
0 to 500
+/- 0.1% F.S.
0.01%/ °C
Ohms, 1000
0 to 1000
+/- 0.1% F.S.
0.01%/ °C
Ohms, 4000
0 to 4000
+/- 0.1% F.S.
0.01%/ °C
Range
Ref. Accuracy
Input Actuation
(T/Cs)
##
Temp. Stability +/-
#Field
Cal
Deg°F
#Field
Cal Deg
°C
8.1
2.0
4.5
1.11
21.6
3.1
0.8
12.00
1.7
0.44
°F
°C
+/- °F
+/- °C
500 to 1000
1000 to 3300
260 to 538
538 to 1816
8.1
4.0
4.5
2.2
-454 to -328
-328 to -94
-94 to 1832
-270 to -200
-200 to -70
-70 to 1000
21.6
3.1
1.3
12
1.7
0.7
J*
-346 to 32
32 to 2192
-210 to 0
0 to 1200
3.1
1.2
1.7
0.7
0.01%/ °C
0.8
0.63
0.44
0.35
K*
-454 to -94
-94 to 2502
-270 to -70
-70 to 1372
36
1.8
20
1
0.01%/ °C
36
0.9
20.00
0.5
R*
-58 to 500
500 to 1202
1202 to 3214
-50 to 260
260 to 650
650 to 1768
6.7
2.7
2.0
3.7
1.5
1.1
0.01%/ °C
6.7
1.0
1.0
3.7
0.56
0.56
S*
-58 to 500
500 to 1832
1832 to 3110
3110 to 3214
-50 to 260
260 to 1000
1000 to 1710
1710 to 1768
5.9
2.7
2.0
2.5
3.3
1.5
1.1
1.4
0.01%/ °C
5.9
1.0
1.0
1.0
3.3
0.56
0.56
0.56
T*
-454 to -346
-346 to 752
-270 to -210
-210 to 400
9.7
1.8
5.4
1
0.01%/ °C
9.7
0.9
5.4
0.5
L*
-328 to 32
32 to 1652
-200 to 0
0 to 900
2.2
1.3
1.2
0.7
0.01%/ °C
1.0
0.7
0.56
0.39
G* (W_W26)
32 to 212
212 to 600
600 to 1526
1526 to 2759
2759 to 4199
0 to 100
100 to 316
316 to 830
830 to 1515
1515 to 2315
45
11.2
5.0
3.1
5.0
25
6.2
2.8
1.7
2.8
0.01%/ °C
45
11.6
5.0
1.6
5.0
25
6.2
2.78
0.89
2.78
C* (W5, W26)
32 to 356
356 to 2228
2228 to 4199
0 to 180
180 to 1220
1220 to 2315
4.5
3.6
6.7
2.5
2
3.7
0.01%/ °C
4.5
1.8
6.66
2.5
1.0
3.7
M* (NiMo-NiCo) (NNM90)
-58 to 698
698 to 2570
-50 to 370
370 to 1410
2.0
1.4
1.1
0.8
0.01%/ °C
1.0
0.72
0.56
0.4
N* (Nicosil Nisil)
-328 to 212
212 to 2372
-200 to 100
100 to 1300
5.8
2.0
3.2
1.1
0.01%/ °C
5.8
1.0
3.2
0.56
Chromel/Copel*
-58 to 1112
-50 to 600
1.1
0.6
0.01%/ °C
0.54
0.3
P* (Platinel)
32 to 2534
0 to 1390
2.5
1.4
0.01%/ °C
1.4
0.78
32 to 356
356 to 3344
3344 to 4515
0 to 180
180 to 1840
1840 to 2490
6.3
4
11.7
3.5
2.2
6.5
0.01%/ °C
6.3
4
11.7
3.5
2.2
6.5
B*
E*
D*
312
0.01%/ °C
0.01%/ °C
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Input Actuation
Accuracy
Range
##
Temp.Stability+/-
PT100 = 0.00385
-328 to 1562
-200 to 850
1.1
0.6
0.01%/ °C
PT200 = 0.00385
-328 to 1562
-200 to 850
1.1
0.6
0.01%/ °C
PT500 = 0.00385
-328 to 1562
-200 to 850
1.1
0.6
0.01%/ °C
PT1000 = 0.00385
-328 to 1562
-200 to 850
1.1
0.6
0.01%/ °C
-76 to 356
-60 to 180
0.9
0.5
0.01%/ °C
100 ohm Nickel
120 ohm Nickel
-112 to 500
-80 to 260
0.5
0.3
0.01%/ °C
Cu10#
-328 to 500
-200 to 260
5.5***
3***
0.01%/ °C
Cu53#
32 to 302
0 to 150
0.5
0.3
0.01%/ °C
Reference Temperature: 22°C
Reference Sample Rate: 2Hz (500msec)
Reference Humidity: 65% RH +/-15%
Long term stability: 0.2%/year
* Does not includes reference junction calibration of ±1.0 ºC using the standard “ice bath” method of calibration. Factory accuracy can be improved by performing a field calibration. Also does not include any error on the sensor.
** Tolerance for these input types includes that of the external shunt resistors (0.1% tolerance)
*** Reference Accuracy can be improved to +/- 0.4ºC/0.7ºF using the single point compensation calibration.
# not available on the eZtrend GR. Including all Field Cal values.
## Temperature Stability - Interpreted as % of Full Span per deg C change in ambient from Reference condition
Specification
Options
Pulse Input (optional)
(not available on the eZtrend
GR)
4 isolated inputs per board, frequency – 1Hz to 25kHz, updated once per sec. Input: Low < 1V, High >4V
to <50V or Volt free input: Low = short circuit, High = open circuit.
Alarm Outputs (optional)
Programmable alarm set points (6 per pen) can be configured to activate up to 8 outputs for DR Graphic
recorders 16 outputs for the Minitrend QX and 48 outputs for the Multitrend GR. Update rate: 200 ms
for all alarms. Number/Type:
• 4 or 8 relay contacts SPDT, 3A 240VAC, 3A 24VAC/DC, 0.2A 240VDC (non-inductive, internally
suppressed)
• 8 I/O or 16 I/O - SPNO 1A 24VDC (non-inductive, internally suppressed). 16 I/O not available for
the eZtrend GR
Activation: Fully programmable internal alarm levels. Assignable to any relay or discrete output.
Analogue Outputs 
(Re-transmission Outputs)
(optional)
(not available for the eZtrend
GR)
2 or 4 re-transmission outputs available for the DR Graphic/Minitrend GR Recorder and 2, 4, 6 or 8 retransmission outputs available for the Multitrend GR Recorder; a pen drives each output. Analog inputs,
totalised values or any mathematical result can be re-transmitted.
Update Rate: 250 msec all channels
Accuracy: ±0.1% 0-500 load, +/-0.25% 5001K load
Type: 0 to 20 / 4 to 20 mA
Maximum Load Resistance: 1000 Ohms
Resolution: 0.002%
Isolation: 300VAC
Digital Input/Output
(optional)
8 I/O or 16 I/O: all channels may be selected freely as either digital inputs or outputs. The Digital I/O card
also has 4 channels that can be set as pulse inputs (channels 1 to 4). The operating frequency for pulse
inputs on the Digital I/O card is 1kHz max. Input: Low < 1V, High >4.5V to <10V DC (9V to 20V p-p AC) or
Volt free input: Low = short circuit, High = open circuit. 16 I/O not available for the eZtrend GR
4 relay outputs: all four channels are relay outputs only.
8 relays/ 2 DI card: two outputs can be configured for use as digital inputs: A digital input is provided by a
volt free contact between the normally open (NO) and the common (C) terminals of an output relay. If the
2 Digital inputs are used only 6 relay outputs are available. Closed <500 ohms, Open >300 kohms.
Transmitter Power (optional)
DR Graphic/Minitrend GR / eZtrend GRhave 200mA @ 24VDC ± 3VDC. Multitrend GR has 1 Amp
@ 24VDC ± 3VDC..
Agency Approval (optional)
cCSAus, cULus approvals for Multitrend GR /Minitrend GR / and DR GraphicRecorder.
cCSAus Approval for eZtrend GR Recorder.
Multitrend GR /Minitrend GR /also have FM class 1 Div 2 approval.
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Specification
Options
Extended Security System
(ESS) (optional)
Provides full support for 21 CFR Part 11. Includes features for entry of unique User ID’s and associated
passwords, timeout on inactivity (1 to 10 min.), password expiration (1 to 365 days), up to 50 users, password re-entry lock out for incorrect entry of password more than 3 times, no re-use of passwords (programmable 4 to 12 times), traceability by user name
Miscellaneous
Optional customer ID Tagging (3 lines of up to 22 characters each line)
Firmware Options
Math Algorithms (optional)
All analog input channels have a math expression text block. This is a fully user programmable 100 character free form math expression for each pen. Math calculations available on all pens, one per input plus
16 extra pens for the DR Graphic/Minitrend GR, 48 extra pens for the Multitrend GR recorder. and
12 extra pens for the eZtrend GR. Scripting maths includes conditions and multi-line scripting in pen
maths expressions. Allow functions, permanent variables, constants and timers. 500 characters maximum. (Scripting is not available on the eZtrend GR)
Events (optional)
Events are certain conditions or operations that can be set up and logged according to the time and date
of an occurrence. Subsequently events can be reviewed or displayed on a graph. The Event Causes
include: Alarms - Into/Out of and Alarm Ack, Totals - Start/Stop/Reset/Reset and Start, Digital Input - ON/
OFF/State Change, T/C Burnout, Scheduled - Once/Interval/Specific Days/Month End, User Counters,
Max/Mins - Reset, System - Power ON/Setup Change/Internal Memory Low/Export Memory Low/FTP
Memory Low, User Action - Mark Chart, Batch - Start/Stop/Pause, TUS - Start/Stop, AMS2750 - TC Timers/Process Timers, TC Health Monitor - Analogue Inputs. 
The Event Effects include: Mark Chart, Logging - Start/Stop, Totaliser - Start/Stop/Reset/Reset & Start,
Digital Output - ON/OFF, Alarm Acknowledge, Emails, Screen Change, Print Screen, Counters - Reset/
Increment, Max/Min (Reset), Chart Control - Pause/Stop/Resume/Clear/Prefil, Clear All Messages,
Delayed Event, Script Timers - Start/Stop/Reset/Reset & Start, Play Sound - Start/Stop, Display Alert,
Reports, Batch - Start/Stop/Pause, Reports, Update Tabular readins, Enter Replay Screen, Exit Replay
Screen, Change Chart Speed. Each event marker can be recorded for analysis using the TrendManagerSoftware Suite.
Fast Scanning mode
For fast processes, the scan rate and recording of the data can be set for up to 50 times per second
(20ms) for up to 8 inputs for the DR Graphic/Minitrend GR and 8 inputs for the Multitrend GR.
Totaliser/Sterilisation*
(optional)
One totaliser per pen. Totaliser value must be assigned to a pen for display and storage. Multiple totalisations (Maths option) are possible with the use of extra pens (option). Reset may be manual or programmed (Event option). Totalisation values are ten digits plus exponent.
Each pen can be totalised according to the Fo or Po sterilisation* function at 250 °F (121.11°C). The
Standard Reference Temperature and Thermal Resistance (Z Value) are fully adjustable values of X, Y, W
and V. Start temp, Reference temp and Z factor are all user defined, allowing support for many different
types of sterilisation applications.
Custom Screens (optional)
(not available for the eZtrend
GR
Provides the capability in the recorder to accept custom screen designs from the Screen Designer.
Reports
Generate reports manually or using the event system to show daily/weekly/monthly Totals, Max/Mins,
Averages, Current Value. Messages, Message Lists - Alarm, System, Diagnostic, Security & User,
Counters, Digital Inputs, and Digital Outputs. Reports can be printed, e-mailed as an attachment or
exported to external media in RTF format.
AMS2750 Process
AMS2750 Process activates the Process Mode screen and the AMS2750 process configuration menus
for furnaces and sensors in accordance with AMS2750D specification, including Thermocouple tracking.
Health Watch/Maintenance 
Capability (optional)
The recorder keeps track of important “life actions” for improved diagnostics and preventative maintenance notification. Including Powered On, Last powered On, Time On since power up, Total On time, Total
Off time, Longest Off time, Lithium cell life, Backlight life left at 100% brightness, Hi/Lo CJC value (Hi & Lo
temps), Analogue In last factory/user cal, Relay operations, last configuration change.
Print Support (optional)
Enables the printer option to print from various Status screens using a basic USB standard PCL (Printer
Command Language) printer.
AMS2750 TUS
AMS2750 TUS activates the TUS screen and the AMS2750 TUS configuration menus for furnaces and
sensors in accordance with AMS2750D specification, including Thermocouple tracking. All of the survey
information can be exported to a Report Generating tool.
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Specification
Options
Batch/Groups
The Batch function allows the user to segment portions of data for further analysis. The Batch function
manages sections of data. Concurrent batches are now associated with a group of pens. The pens within
each group will belong to the batch that is controlled by that group. Maximum 32 pens per group. Batches
can be controlled through the event system and batch markers are setup by the user and used to identify
and analyse batches of data. Supports up to 6 concurrent batches.
Counters
User Counters can be set up and used as a part of the Events system to count an occurrence. Other
counters are available depending on hardware availability. Eg. Alarm, Event, Digital Input, Relay Output
and Pulse counters.
Modbus Master
Modbus master enables the recorder to communicate with up to 32 Slave devices on both Ethernet &
RS485. The recorder itself can also act as a slave device while also being a master.
Remote Viewer/Remote Control Tool
Extends the user interface of the recorder onto the desktop PC. Providing full remote control of the
recorder launched from a web browser.
Email (optional)
Setup email accounts to send the following: When an Alarm is triggered or an Email can be sent as a part
of an Event occurring, such as: Alarms - In/Out/Ack, Totaliser – Start, Stop or Reset, Digital Inputs – On,
Off or State change, TC Burnout – on a specific Analogue Input channel, Scheduled Events – Once, Interval, Specific days, Month End.
Pwd Net Sync (optional)
Password Network Synchronisation. Password can be synchronised over the network, a recorder can be
designated as a master of a password group and other recorders can be added to that group as slaves,
the master will ensure all passwords are synchronised with all recorders in its group. up to 32 recorders
can be in a Password group, this include the password Master.
Secure WSD
WSD is a web service that can run on devices and conforms to the Devices Profile for Web Services
(DPWS).
Extra Pens (4 pens)
(optional)
4 extra pens to store and display totalised values, results of calculations, etc. Maximum is up to 16 extra
pens for the DR Graphic/Minitrend GR, 12 extra pens for the eZtrend GR recorders, and 48 extra
pens for the Multitrend GR recorder.
Hardware Lock
Uses the paswword permission areas to lock access to the hardware configuration functionality leaving
some areas view only.
*Specification table for Sterilisation: The definition of Fo/Po is the sterilisation/pasteurisation time in minutes required to destroy a stated number
of organisms with a known z at temperature T. For example, "F18/250" represents the time in minutes required to destroy a stated number of
organisms at a temperature of 250°F (121.11°C) with a z = 18 degrees F. F values are used to compare the sterilizing values of different processes, however, F values cannot be compared unless the z values are the same. When temperature is not specified (for example, F = 8.6) it
is understood that the temperature is 250°F (121.11°C); the subscript O (as in the term Fo = 7.4) is used to indicate that the z = 18 degrees F
and the temperature is 250°F (121.11°C).
Specification
Environmental and Operating Conditions
Parameter
Reference
Rated
Extreme
Transport &
Storage
Ambient Temperature
67 °F to 77 °F
19 °C to 25 °C
32 °F to 122 °F
0 °C to 50 °C
32 °F to 122 °F
0 °C to 50 °C
14 °F to 140 °F
–10 °C to 60 °C
Relative Humidity (%RH)
50 to 65*
10 to 90*
5 to 90*
5 to 95*
Vibration
Frequency (Hz)
Acceleration (g)
0
0
0 to 70
0.1
0 to 100
0.2
0 to 100
0.5
Mechanical Shock
Acceleration (g)
Duration (ms)
0
0
1
30
5
30
20
30
Mounting Position from Vertical
Tilted Forward
Tilted Backward
Tilted to Side (+/-)
5°
5°
5°
40°
65°
65°
40°
65°
65°
Any
Any
Any
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Specification
Power Requirements
Mains Voltage (Vrms)
Low Voltage AC (Vrms)
DC Voltages
Frequency (Hz)
Environmental and Operating Conditions
120 to 240
100 to 240
90 to 264
N/A
18 +/- 2
12 to 20 Minitrend GR &
eZtrend GR 
20 to 30 Multitrend GR &
DR Graphic
12 to 20 Minitrend GR &
eZtrend GR
20 to 30 Multitrend GR & DR
Graphic
N/A
20 to 55 DR Graphic/Multitrend GR
12 to 30V Minitrend GR/ &
eZtrend GR
47 to 63
20 to 55 DR Graphic/Multitrend GR
12 to 30V Minitrend GR &
eZtrend GR
47 to 63
N/A
N/A
24 +/- 2
49.8 to 50.2
Power Consumption
Minitrend GR/eZtrend GR: AC: <40W (max), DC: <40W (max) Typical 20W. 
Multitrend GR:: AC/DC : < 60 W (max) ; Typical : 30W
DR Graphic: AC: <50 VA (max), DC: <40W (max) Typical 25W
Warm Up
30 minutes minimum
Seismic Qualification
Complies with IEEE 323-1974 and/or 1983 and IEEE 344-1975 and/or 1987 (option). Hardware
includes an IEC bracket (except DR Graphic).
* The maximum rating only applies up to 104°F (40°C). For higher temperatures, the RH spec is de-rated to maintain constant moisture content
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LED Flash Codes
LEDs are fitted on the Analogue Input card, Analogue Output card, Pulse Input card, 4 and
8 Alarm Relay cards and the 8 and 16 Digital IO cards. The LEDs can be seen through six
holes on the left side of the Minitrend GR / eZtrend GR recorders, and 18 holes on the
Multitrend GR recorder (looking from the front).
For DR Graphic recorders the LEDs are not directly visible. They can be seen on the left
side of the IO cards chassis if the unit is ON & IO card chassis is rested on the bottom stand.
Table 12.3 :
Red LED
Flash codes:
Sequence:
Type of Fault:
1,1
flash once, pause, flash once, pause etc.
Hardware
2,2
flash twice, pause, flash twice, pause etc.
Communications
3,3
flash three times, pause, flash three times, pause etc.
Memory
4,4
flash four times, pause, flash four times, pause etc.
Other
1,2
flash once, pause, flash twice more quickly, pause,
flash once etc. (added as CJC could be unplugged…)
CJC fault
1,3
If another error is also present with CJC error, flash
once, pause, flash 3 times
CJC fault +
Red LED flash codes relate to the first fault stored in the error buffer. With no faults, the red
LED remains off.
When the red LED is flashing, the green LED stays lit. The green LED flashes for normal
operation. The board outputs the flash code for about 30 seconds after it was registered.
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Appendix A: Quality and Safety
CE Mark
Honeywell GR Series recorders are compliant with Low Voltage Directive 2006/95/EC
as amended by 93/68/EEC, and the Electromagnetic Capability Directive 2004/108/EC as
amended by 92/31/EEC and 93/68/EEC.
Safety
The product range of instruments is compliant with the requirements of BS EN 610101:2010 “Safety Requirements for Electrical Equipment for Measurement, Control and laboratory Use” and UL 61010-1 (3rd Edition) and CSA 22.2 No.61010-1:2012. If the equipment
is used in a manner not specified, the protection provided by the equipment may be impaired.
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Appendix B: Maths Expressions
Full Maths & Script Processing
The GR Series recorders are supplied with Basic Maths functions: Add, Subtract, Divide
and Multiply. There are two further options that can be added, Full Maths and an
extremely powerful Scripting processing module. Scripting delivers an additional level of
enhanced capabilities with multi line script processing. Full and Scripting Maths must be
activated in the recorder as a Firmware credit option. (Scripting is not available on the
eZtrend GR).
When a recorder setup is loaded into the TrendManager software the Maths capabilities
will be transferred with the setup. If you are creating a new recorder in TrendManager
software to be transferred to a recorder the Maths capabilities will be available but will only
become active if the recorder has the same Maths functions enabled.
This document provides the Maths Variable and Function table and examples of the capabilities from the simple to the complex to assist the user in understanding the concepts and
potential of these features.
*** Important Note, Full Maths and Script functions are Options and must be enable using
the Credit System. Be sure to enable these options or they will not be available. See “Firmware Credit System” on page 241.
Notes:
• if, elseif & else are followed by expressions in “curly brackets” {….}
• lines within the curly brackets always end in semicolon e.g. ;
• every execution path must have a return statement. As soon as a return is executed the
script finishes; make sure that the return is the last operation to be executed.
• every expression within curly brackets “{…}” does not have to include a “return”
• Small values (fractions) entered into a maths expression will require a zero before the decimal point. Eg. 0.5. Decimal point and not comma must be used always.
• Outputs that are set to Single Pulse should not be used as a part of a maths expression as
it can cause spurious values.
• No white spaces
• Syntax is not case sensitive
• 500 character limit for scripting
NOTICE
Full Maths and Scripting functions are Options and must be enabled using the
Credit System. Be sure to enable these options in the recorder or they will not be
available. See “Firmware Credit System” on page 241.
Maths Credit Options
Full Maths firmware credit option will allow the functions listed in Table 14.1 on
page 322 and Table 14.2 on page 324.
Scripting firmware credit option will allow the Full math functions plus the scripting functions in Table 14.3 on page 326, Table 14.4 on page 327, Table 14.5 on page 328,
Table 14.6 on page 328 and Table 14.7 on page 329.
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Maths Variable and Function Tables
Table 14.1 : Maths Variable Table
Maths Variables
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Syntax
Description
Alarm Level
PnAxL
Gets the Alarm Level, n is Pen number 1 to 96
and x is alarm number 1 to 6
Analogue Input (Eng values)
An
Get the value of Analogue n (1 to 48) in Engineering units
Analogue Raw (Electrical
values)
RAn
Get the value of Raw Analogue n (1 to 48) in
Electrical values
Batch Mode
BATMD1 to
BATMD6
Per group. Returns 1= batch running, 2 = batch
stopped or 3 = batch paused
Batch comment list
blcomm[x]
Get index of Batch comment list entered on
batch start, where X is the group number (1 - 6)
Batch description list
bldesc[x]
Get index of Batch description list entered on
batch start, where X is the group number (1 - 6)
Batch lot number list
bllot[x]
Get index of Batch lot No list entered on batch
start, where X is the group number (1 - 6)
Batch name list
Blname[x]
Get the index of Batch name list entered at
batch start. Where x is the group (1-6)
Batch user list
Bluser[x]
Get the index of Batch user list entered at batch
start. Where x is the group (1-6)
Blkv
BLKVx
Get the local variable x. This variable is local to
this script. There is a maximum of 20 local variables per script.
SD card free storage space*
CFFREE
Returns the percentage of free storage space
available on the SD card
CJC
CJCn
Get the Board CJC value. N = 1 to 6 (Returns
value in Degrees F, C or K depending on the
localisation setting
CJC in Degrees C
CJCnC
Get the Board CJC value. N = 1 to 6 (Always
returns value in degrees C)
Comms Variables**
CVn
Get the Comms variable n = 1 to 96
Digitals
Dn
Get the value of Digital Input or Digital output n
(1 to 48)
Digital Input bit pattern
DIOn
Get the 16 bit pattern from the DIO slots, where
n= 1,2 or 3 (Slot G, H & I respectively). Returned
as a 16 bit word (0 to 65535). A channel configured as an output is set to 0.
EC1 to EC 20
EC1
Event Counters 1 to 20
File Transfer Protocol
recording hours left
FTPHRS
Returns the number of hours of “safe” recording
time available
Glbv
GLBVx
Get the global variable x. This is a global variable accessible to all scripts. There is a maximum
of 200 global variables.
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Table 14.1 : Maths Variable Table
Maths Variables
Syntax
Description
HPC1 to HPC48
HPC1
High Pulse count using Pulse cards
Internal memory hours left
INTHRS
Returns the amount of hours left until the internal memory starts to recycle (over-write).
IOC1 to IOC48
IOC1
Digital Input/Output counters for Digital in and
relay out
LPC1 to LPC48
LPC1
Low Pulse count using Digital IO cards in pulse
count mode
Pen
Pn
Get the value of Pen n (1 to 96)
Pen Minimum Value
PnMINU
Gets the Pen Minimum value n = 1 to 96
Pen Maximum Value
PnMAXU
Gets the Pen Maximum value n = 1 to 96
Pen report Maximum Value
prmax[x,y,z]
Gets the Pen Maximum value for a report. x =
pen number (1 to 96). y = period (1 = hour, 2 =
day, 3 = week, 4 = month). z = report set (1 =
current, 2 = previous completed)
Pen report Minimum Value
prmin[x,y,z]
Gets the Pen Minimum value for a report. x =
pen number (1 to 96). y = period (1 = hour, 2 =
day, 3 = week, 4 = month). z = report set (1 =
current, 2 = previous completed)
Pen report Average Value
prave[x,y,z]
Gets the Pen Average value for a report. x = pen
number (1 to 96). y = period (1 = hour, 2 = day, 3
= week, 4 = month). z = report set (1 = current, 2
= previous completed)
Pen report Totaliser Value
prtot[x,y,z]
Gets the Pen Totaliser value for a report. x = pen
number (1 to 96). y = period (1 = hour, 2 = day, 3
= week, 4 = month). z = report set (1 = current, 2
= previous completed)
Power Relay
PWRREL
Returns the status of the fixed power relay
Pstv
PSTVx
Get the persisted Global variable x. Persisted
global variables maintain their value through a
power cycle. There is a maximum of 50 persisted global variables.
PRC
PRC
Power Relay Counter
Pulse Inputs (AI slots)
HPULn
Get the Pulse frequency from the Pulse card n =
1 to 48 (25kHz max)
Pulse Inputs (DIO Slots)
LPULn
Get the Pulse frequency from the Digital Input
card when in Pulse mode n = 1 to 48 (1kHz Max)
RT Compensation
RTCOMPn
Get RT Compensation value for channel n (1 to
48) Units mV
RT Calibration
RTCALn
Get RT Calibration value for channel n (1 to 48).
Units mA
Slave Comms Variable***
SCV[1,1,1]
Returns the value for the Modbus Slave Comms
Totaliser
Tn
Get Totaliser value n = 1 to 96
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Maths Variables
Syntax
Description
UC1 to UC16
UC1
User counters 1 to 16
USB1 free storage space
USB1FREE
Returns the percentage of free storage space
available on the USB storage key fitted initially
(front or rear).
USB2 free storage space
USB2FREE
Returns the percentage of free storage space
available on the USB storage key fitted after the
first USB has been fitted (front or rear).
UV1 to UV32
UV1
This allows a system to be setup where values can be altered to effect calculations
without having to change the configuration
*SD Card is available on the eZtrend GR as a credit option.
** See Figure 22.1, “Comms variables,” on page 361.
*** Slave Comms Variable.
Table 14.2 : Maths Function Table
Maths Functions
Syntax
Description
Add
+
Returns the result of the addition
ACos*
acos[x]
Returns the Arc COS of x
ASin*
asin[x]
Returns the Arc SIN of x
ATan*
atan[x]
Returns the Arc TAN of x
Ceiling
ceil[x]
Round up x to the nearest whole number
Clear Event**
CLRE[x]
Where x is the event number to be cleared ( 1
to 20).
Cos*
cos[x]
Returns the COSINE of x
CosH*
cosh[x]
Returns the Hyperbolic COSINE of x
Damp
damp[x,y,z]
x = input, y = Pen (pen variable being used)
and z = damping limit in engineering units.
See “Damping examples:” on
page 326.
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Divide
/
Returns the result of the division
Eval
eval[x]
Returns 1 if x is non zero, otherwise returns
zero
Exponent
exp[x]
Returns the Exponential of x
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Table 14.2 : Maths Function Table
Maths Functions
Syntax
Description
Floating Point Absolute
fabs[x]
Returns the Floating Point Absolute value of x
Floor
floor[x]
Round down x to the nearest whole number
Get Screen Number
GETS[x]
returns the current screen number, where x in
the screen number. this can be used to detect
what screen is being displayed
Global Alarm Status
ATOTt[x]
ATOT[0] will return the total number of alarms
that are currently enabled in the recorder.
ATOT[1] will return the total number of alarms
“in Alarm” state in the recorder.
E.g P1= ATOT[1]/ATOT[0] * 100 would set P1
to give alarm state percentage for the recorder.
Ln
ln[x]
Returns the Natural Log of x
Log
log[x]
Returns the Base 10 Log of x
Modulus
x%y
Returns the value of x with a modulus of y
Multiply
*
Returns the result of the multiplication
Pen Edit “Maths”
vmemavail
Scale: 0 to 1048576 K
Pen Edit “Maths”
memavail
Scale: 0 to 1048576 K
Power
pow[x,y]
Returns the value of x raised to the power y.
Can also be represented by ^
Power
x^y
Returns the value of x raised to the power y.
Reciprocal
recip[x]
Returns the reciprocal of x (i.e. 1/x)
Root
root[x,y]
Returns the y root of x
Round
round[x]
Rounds x to the nearest whole number
Serial Comms Variable
SCV[x,y,z]
Returns serial variables during Modbus
comms. X = Slave number, y = Transaction
number, z = Item number
Set/clear a digital output
SETD[x,y]
This feature allows a digital output to be set or
cleared from a script, using the function
SETD[x,y] where x is the digital output 1 to 49
(where 49 is the power relay) and y is the value
1 to set or 0 to clear. The function will return
the value set if successful, if not successful it
will return -1.0, this would be caused by trying
to set and digital input rather then output.
Set User variable
UVSET[x,y]
Returns the result of x = the user variable and
y = the value.
Sin*
sin[x]
Returns the SIN of x
SinH*
sinh[x]
Returns the Hyperbolic SIN of x
Square Root
sqrt[x]
Returns the Square Root of x
Square
sq[x]
Returns the square of x (i.e. x multiply by x)
Subtract
-
Returns the result of the subtraction
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Table 14.2 : Maths Function Table
Maths Functions
Syntax
Description
Tan*
tan[x]
Returns the TANGENT of x
TanH*
tanh[x]
Returns the Hyperbolic TANGENT of x
Trigger an Event**
TRIGE[x]
This will trigger Event x (1 to 20).
TRIGE[x] will return 1 when the event is fired
otherwise it will return 0.
* Functions use radians (2radians = 360 degrees)
** Event triggering from scripts
This feature allows any enabled event with an enabled effect (does not have to have any
causes enabled) to be triggered from within the scripting system using the following function,
TRIGE[x] where x is the event 1 to 20. Once an event is triggered using scripting the event
is locked and cannot be triggered again from scripts until the lock is cleared using the clear
event function CLRE[x] where x is the event number 1 to 20. This prevent successive executions re-triggering the same event. As a further measure to avoid the system being overloaded by events from within the script system, each time an event is triggered from within
a script it will apply a 1 second automatic lock preventing the same event from being triggered more then once a second, irrespective of the CLRE[x] being called for that event.
Damping examples:
Example 1: if P1 was measuring degrees C the expression P1 = damp[A1, P1, 3] will damp
the signal with changes up to 3 degrees C, any change over 3 degrees between readings
will be damped but by a small amount.
Example 2: P5 = damp[A2, P5, A3] will damp the A2 input up to a level determined by input
A3, note the reference parameter (P5) is always the same as the pen it is being used in, this
should always be the case.
Table 14.3 :
Compare & Convert
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Syntax
Description
%RHc
rhc[x,y]
Returns % Relative Humidity with y as the dry bulb
temperature in degrees C, and x the wet bulb temperature in degrees C
%RHf
rhf[x,y]
Returns % Relative Humidity with y as the dry bulb
temperature in degrees F, and x the wet bulb temperature in degrees F
C2f
c2f[x]
Converts a temperature in C to one in F
F2c
f2c[x]
Converts a temperature in F to one in C
Hi
hi[x,y]
Returns the larger value of x & y
Hi4
hi4[x,y,x1,y1]
Returns the larger value of x, y, x1,y1
Inside
inside[x,y,z]
Returns x if between y & z, otherwise returns 0.
Lo
lo[x,y]
Returns the lower value of x & y
Lo4
lo4[x,y,x1,y1]
Returns the lower value of x, y, x1, y1
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Table 14.3 :
Compare & Convert
Syntax
Description
Outside
outside[x,y,z]
Returns x if outside of y & z, otherwise returns 0
Over
over[x,y]
Returns x if it’s larger than y, otherwise returns 0
Under
under[x,y]
Returns x if it’s less than y, otherwise returns 0.
Table 14.4 : Script Timers
Timers
Syntax
Description
Tget
tget[x]
Returns the elapsed time of timer x since start
Tpause
tpause[x]
Pauses the timer x
Treset
treset[x]
Resets the timer x
Trun
trun[x,y]
Starts the timer x in y mode. (Mode 1 = reset to
0 and run, Mode 0 = resume from previous
value)
Timers must return a value. All timer commands must have “BLKV1 = the variable“
e.g.BLKV1 = tpause[1]. Value returned is the same as tget[1]. Timers count in seconds.
Maximum of 20 timers available.
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Table 14.5 :
Accessors
Syntax
Description
Ai
Ai[x]
Get the value of Analogue Input number x
Alamct
Almct[x,y]
Get the current alarm count for Pen x, Alarm y
(the alarm number as identified in alarm messages)
Alamrt
Almrt[x,y]
Get the current alarm number for Pen x, Alarm
y
Alamsl
Almsl[x,y,z]
Get the current alarm level set . Pen = x (1-96),
Alarm = y (1-6), New level to set = z. 
Eg. P3 = almsl[1,1,A3] will set Pen 1 alarm1
and show A3 pen P3.
Alamst
Almst[x,y]
Get the current alarm state for Pen x, Alarm y 
(I = active 0 = inactive)
Di
Di[x]
Get the state of Digital input number x
Glbv
Glbv[x]
Get the value of global variable number x
Locv
Locv[x]
Get the value of local variable number x
Pen
Pen[x]
Get the value of Pen number x
Tot
TOT[x]
Get the current value of totaliser x
Table 14.6 :
Boolean Operators
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Syntax
Description
AND
&&
Returns a true or false result from testing if two
tests are both true. e.g. IF (A1==GLBV1) &&
(A2!=GLBV2)
Assign
=
Assigns one variable to another.
e.g.GLBV1=A1. (GLBV1 becomes the value of
A1).
Equal to
==
Returns a true or false result from testing if two
variables are equal to each other. e.g. IF
(A1==GLBV1)
Greater than
>
Returns a true or false result from testing if one
variable is greater than another
Greater than or equal to
>=
Returns a true or false result from testing if one
variable is greater or equal to than another
Less than
<
Returns a true or false result from testing if one
variable is less than another
Less than and equal to
<=
Returns a true or false result from testing if one
variable is less than or equal to another
NOT
!
Returns true if the result is 0, otherwise returns
false.
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Table 14.6 :
Boolean Operators
Syntax
Description
Not equal to
!=
Returns a true or false result from testing if two
variables are not equal to each other. e.g. IF
(A1!=GLBV1)
OR
||
Returns a true or false result from testing if one
or other or both tests are true. e.g. IF
(A1==GLBV1) || (A2!=GLBV2)
XOR
~
Returns a true or false result from testing if one
or other (but not both) tests are true. e.g. IF
(A1==GLBV1) ~ (A2!=GLBV2)
Functions for Scripts
(Scripting is not available on the eZtrend GR).
Scripts evaluate at whatever the Analogue sample rate is set to.
There is 500 character limit for scripting
Table 14.7 :
Functions for Scripts
Syntax
Description
Else
else
Steps into brackets to run. Must always finish
with a return.
else
{
return y;
}
Elseif
elseif(x)
Carries out a conditional test and if true steps
into brackets to run. Must always finish with a
return.
elseif (x>4)
{
return y;
}
First run
(FIRSTRUN)
Returns true if the script is being run for the
first time, otherwise returns false
If
if(x)
Carries out a conditional test and if true steps
into brackets to run. If false, steps to next test
without operating the contents of the brackets.
Next step will be either elseif or else.
Must always finish with a return.
If (x>5)
{
return y;
}
Set Changed
(SETUPCHAN
GED)
Returns true if the setup has been changed,
otherwise returns false
Time Changed
(TIMECHANG
ED)
Returns true if the time has been changed, otherwise returns false
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Full Maths
Full Maths functions provides a simple and intuitive method for the user to carry out numerous mathematical functions. Some examples are shown below
Table 14.8 : Full Maths examples
Full Maths examples
P4=lo[A1,A2]
Pen 4 shows the result of the lowest of either
A1 or A2
P3=(A1+A2)*SQRT[A3]
Pen 3 shows the result of Analogue input 1
added to Analogue input 2, all multiplied by the
square root of Analogue input 3
P4=GLBV1
P4 shows the Global Variable 1
NOTICE
Please note “Pn=” is not entered in the Maths Block and is assumed by the Recorder
e.g. To enter the equation P2=A2, the user would just type A2
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Script Function Application Examples
(Scripting is not available on the eZtrend GR).
To enter a script for a Pen, ensure that “Maths Type” in the Pen Menu is set to Scripting.
Example 1
4 flow meters are fed into the recorder to trend, totalise and record daily flow. The application
requires that the user must know and record which flow meter is outputting the highest flow
at any particular time. This can of course be derived from the four lots of recorded data, but
not only is this extra analysis later, but a real time display is required.
The application is easily solved by using the Script Function in the recorder, represented in
pseudo code the script is as follows:
If input 1 is bigger than all the others, then make the global variable (1) equal to channel 1,
and display and record input 1.
If input 2 is bigger than all the others, then make the global variable (1) equal to channel 2,
and display and record input 2.
If input 3 is bigger than all the others, then make the global variable (1) equal to channel 3,
and display and record input 3.
If none of the above are correct then Input 4 must be the highest, so make the global variable
(1) equal to channel 4, and display and record input 4.
Display the global variable (1) on another pen to show which channel is biggest at any given
time.
Pen 5 is chosen to record the highest channel input, and channel 6 is chosen to record which
input is the highest.
The greater than “>” is used, the AND “&&” Boolean is also used, and the global variable
GLBV1 is used to hold the current highest channel number.
Converting this to an actual script gives the following:
If ((A1>A2)&&(A1>A3)&&(A1>A4))
This tests if flow meter 1 is more than 2, 3 and 4
{
GLBV1=1;
If yes, then set display indicator to meter 1
return A1;
And return the current flow reading
}
elseif ((A2>A1)&&(A2>A3)&&(A2>A4))
This tests if flow meter 2 is more than 1, 3 and 4
{
GLBV1=2;
If yes, then set display indicator to meter 2
return A2;
And return the current flow reading
}
elseif ((A3>A1)&&(A3>A2)&&(A3>A4))
This tests if flow meter 3 is more than 1, 2 and 4
{
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GLBV1=3;
If yes, then set display indicator to meter 3
return A3;
And return the current flow reading
}
else
If none of the above are true, then 4 is biggest
{
GLBV1=4;
So set display indicator to meter 4
return A4;
And return the current flow reading
}
In this application, the flow meters are connected to inputs 1, 2, 3 and 4 at the rear of the
recorder, and these are recorded on Pens 1 to 4
P1=A1
P2=A2
P3=A3
P4=A4
Pen 5 has the script above, which records and displays the highest flow rate of the four.
Pen 6 is set to record and display the input (between 1 and 4) that is the highest rate
P6=GLBV1
NOTICE
Please note “Pn=” is not entered in the Maths Block and is assumed by the Recorder
e.g. To enter the equation P2=A2, the user would just type A2
Example 2
In the same application as above, the user has noticed that whilst flow meter 2 normally has
the highest flow rate, on occasion a surge in flow meter 3 causes problems. The user needs
to monitor the two inputs and count the number of times flow meter 3 reading exceeds that
of flow meter 2.
The code consists of the two flow meter readings, and a change counter that totals the
number of times that flow 3 exceeds that of flow 2.
The pseudo code is written as:
If flow meter 3 has a larger reading than flow meter 2, check to ensure that it was already
greater than meter 2, if it was return the latest change count value.
If it was not greater than meter 3 last time, set a flag to indicate a change and increment the
change counter by 1, then return the latest change counter.
If flow meter 3 is less than 2, simply return the change count value with no increment.
Pen 7 is used to implement this script and is implemented as follows
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if (A3>A2)
Tests if A3 is bigger than A2
{
if(BLKV1==1)
If it was then tests if A3 was bigger than A2 last
time period
{
return BLKV2;
If it was return with the current change counter
}
else
If not then
{
}
else
BLKV1=1;
Set flag to show that A3 has just exceeded A2
BLKV2=BLKV2+1;
Increment the change counter by 1
Return BLKV2;
Return the new change counter total
}
If A3 is not bigger than A2
{
BLKV1=0;
Set flag to show A2 is bigger than A3 this time
Return BLKV2;
Return current change counter
}
With script above, BLKV (all Variables) are used to maintain values. It should be noted that
BLKV’s do not persist over a power removal, and if the application were to require a nonvolatile count, then BLKVn should be substituted with PSTVn.
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Example 3
The application described in Examples 2 and 3 is to be extended to totalise the amount of
time that Input 1 is the highest of 1, 2, 3 & 4.
Again scripting can be used to easily solve this requirement.
The Pseudo code is written as
If input 1 is indicated as the current highest value, then display the timer.
If input 1 is not the highest input value, then stop totalising time and return the current timer
value.
We know that in Example 1, the highest value channel number is contained with GLBV1,
and as this is a global variable it is also accessible from this script.
if (GLBV1==1)
Tests if the global variable 1 is equal to channel 1
{
BLKV1=trun[1,0];
If it is then keep the timer running without resetting
return tget[1];
Return the current timer value
}
else
If not then
{
BLKV1=tpause[1];
Pause the timer
return tget[1];
Return the current (paused) timer value
}
Note in this script above there is no way to reset the timer, this could be modified to allow
the user to reset this timer from a switch fed into a digital input as follows:
if(D1!=1)
Tests if the DI 1 is not set
{
If it isn’t then
if (GLBV1==1)
Tests if the global variable 1 is equal to channel 1
{
BLKV1=trun[1,0];
If it is then keep the timer running without resetting
return tget[1];
Return the current timer value
}
else
{
If not then
BLKV1=tpause[1];
return tget[1];
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}
Return the current (paused) timer value
}
else
If it is
{
BLKV1=treset[1];
reset the timer 1 to zero
return tget[1];
return the current (zeroed) timer value
}
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Example 4
Commenting in Scripts
This is an example of how commenting can be used in scripts.
you can use the standard C++ commenting, inline comments use \\
for example
if ( A1 > 10 )
{
return 9;
}
// If A1 greater then 10 return 9
or for block (single or multiline commenting the /* to open and */ to close, these are C style
comments and work as follows
if ( A1 > 10 )
{
return 9;
}
/* If A1 greater then 10 return 9 */
for single line or
if( A1 > 10 )
{
/* if A1 is greater then 10 then return 9
*/
return 9;
}
these are also useful for commenting out code to try different things, for example
if( A1 > 10 )
{
return 9;
}
/*
else
{
return 20;
}
*/
return A1;
Here the else statement is "commented out" so it won't be included but can easily be re-introduced if required.
Maths Error Messages
When the Maths functionality is processing through the scrips you have written it will carry
out Syntax and other checks. When it comes across operations, functions, brackets, etc.
not expected or permitted it will report an error. However, the fault being reported may be
on a previous line caused by the missing or incorrect function. Refer to Application Note
43-TV-07-32 on your CD or web site for a list of scripting error messages.
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Appendix C: Thermocouple Connections
How Thermocouples work
Thermocouples produce a voltage dependant upon the temperature gradient between the
hot and cold junctions. The hot junction is the measuring junction of the thermocouple, the
cold junction is the point where the thermocouple wires are connected, usually the connection block on the back of the recorder.
20°C
_
100°C
Hot Junction
+
CJC
Cold
Junction
If the hot (measuring) junction is at 100°C and the connection block of the recorder is at 20°C
the thermocouple will produce a voltage corresponding to 80°C, the difference between the
hot and cold junctions.
For the recorder to correctly report the 100°C it needs to know the temperature at the cold
junction. There are 4 options of cold junction compensation (CJC) on the recorder that are
detailed below. The simplest and most common is to use the “Internal Automatic” compensation. This uses a CJC sensor built onto the AI board to measure the connector temperature. In this case it will measure 20°C, this will then be added to the 80°C measured by the
thermocouple to give a displayed reading of 100°C.
The 4 methods of cold junction compensation are described below.
All diagrams show passive burnout, for active burnout replace the + for *.
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Thermocouple CJC Compensation
The different methods for connecting thermocouples according to the type of reference are
shown below.
Internal Automatic
Measuring
junction
Input terminals
on rear panel of
recorder
V
D
+
Inputs
added
(C+D)
(Volts) Look-up table
(converts
voltage reading to temperature)
C
Thermocouple
cable
CJC Reading
in volts
A
Thermocouple
Reading Table
in C
Temperature
reading to
maths
expression
Internal Auto . This is connected to the input terminals of the recorder, and the temperature
at this junction is being measured by a temperature sensor on the rear panel of the recorder.
The reading from this sensor is read off against a value taken from the thermocouple table,
which corresponds to the type of thermocouple being used. The corresponding reading in
volts for the temperature measured by the sensor is then used as a reference for the reading
from the thermocouple.
Diagram shows passive burnout, for active burnout replace the + for *.
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Ext 0°C Reference
Thermocouple
cable
Copper wire
0 C
0 Volts
(Volts)
V
+
Measuring
junction
Reference
junction held
at 0 C
Input 
terminals
on rear
panel of
recorder
Look-up table
(converts voltage reading to
temperature)
Temperature reading
to maths expression
Ext 0°C Reference. By keeping the reference junction at 0 °C then the negative input is act-
ing as a 0 Volt reference so the voltage reading from the thermocouple can be passed directly to the tables where the corresponding temperature reading can be found.
Diagram shows passive burnout, for active burnout replace the + for *.
External with a Specified Temperature
Thermocouple
cable
Copper wire
-

45 C
Measuring
junction
Reference
junction held
at 45 C
0 Volts
V
D
+
Input
terminals
on rear
panel of
recorder
C
Ref
temp
Inputs
added
(C+D)
Look-up table
(Volts) (converts
voltage reading to temperature)
Reading in volts
Thermocouple
Table
Temperature
reading to
maths
expression
External Reference with a specified temperature. The reference junction is kept at a con-
stant known temperature other than 0°C. This temperature can be specified in the setup
menus. This reference temperature is then used in the same way as the reading from the
temperature sensor using the Internal Reference method.
Diagram shows passive burnout, for active burnout replace the + for *.
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External Input Reference
Copper wire
_
Normal
signal
processing
*
+
A
Input
terminals
on rear
panel of
recorder
Thermocouple
Table (convert R/T
temp to Volts
C
_
PT100
V
+
Thermocouple
cable
Temperature
reading to maths
expression
D
Reading in Volts
Inputs
added
(C+D)
(Volts) Look-up table
(converts
voltage reading to temperature)
Copper
wire
External Input Reference. The reference temperature reading in this method is provided
by a separate temperature measuring device connected to another input, usually RT. This
input is processed in the normal way and then passed back into the thermocouple signal
processing system as a temperature reading.
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Appendix D: Alarms
Alarms Menu
(Main Menu > Alarms >)
Acknowledge, Configure and View alarms from this menu.
Acknowledging Alarms
User acknowledgment of alarms can be performed at this menu, only latched alarms can be
acknowledged.
If a latched alarm is set up in the Pen, Alarms menu then a latched relay will maintain in its
active state until the trigger source has returned to a no alarmed state and the alarm has
been acknowledged.
A latched alarm will continue to flash, if an alarm marker is displayed, until it is acknowledged and in a non-alarm state. See “Alarm Markers” on page 236 for flash colour identification.
Ack Alarm
• All - Select this button to acknowledge all active alarms, latched and normal alarms.
• By Group - Select this button to acknowledge any alarms in a group of pens. Pen groups
can be set up in the Pens menu
• By Pen - Select this option to acknowledge any alarms for individual pens.
Configure
This will display all available Pens with alarms set up.
To change the configuration, select the desired pen, this will display the alarm details.
Select the Edit button to change the alarm level.
If the Edit button is greyed-out go to the “Alarms Menu” on page 88 menu and select the
alarm, then activate Allow Change.
View
This will display all available Pens with alarms set up. To view the configuration, select the
desired pen, this will display the alarm details.
When complete go to Finish to commit the new set up.
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Appendix E: Ethernet
Ethernet
Ethernet is a local area network (LAN) technology that transmits information between computers and other devices, at speeds of 10 or 100 million bits per second (Mbps). Each Ethernet equipped device operates independently of all other devices on the network. 
All devices attached to an Ethernet network are connected to a shared signalling system.
Ethernet signals are transmitted serially, one bit at a time, over the shared signal channel
attached to each device.
It is up to the high-level protocol that is sending data over the network to make sure that the
data is correctly received at the destination device.
Devices attached to an Ethernet network can send application data to one another using
high-level protocol software, such as TCP/IP protocol suite.
High-level protocols have their own system addresses, such as the 32-bit addresses used
in the current version of IP. The high-level IP-based networking software in a device is aware
of its own 32-bit IP address and can read the 48-bit Ethernet address of its own network interface, but it doesn’t know the Ethernet addresses of the other devices on the network.
To discover the Ethernet addresses of other IP-based devices on the network another highlevel protocol is used. For TCP/IP, this is done using a protocol called Address Resolution
Protocol (ARP).
Example:
Device X has an IP address of 195.23.37.1 and sends data over the Ethernet channel to
another IP-based device, Device Y with IP address 195.23.37.2. Device X sends the packets of information containing an ARP request. The ARP request is asking the device with the
IP address of 195.23.37.2 to identify the address of the Ethernet Interface.
Only Device Y with the IP address of 195.23.37.2 will respond, sending a packet with the
Ethernet address of device Y back to device X. Now device X and Y have each others Ethernet addresses to which data can be sent.
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Email
General operation of the e-mail system
The recorder sends messages for distribution by an e-mail server. The e-mail server is
located by its IP address or it’s name as set-up in the communications set-up options.
When the recorder sends an e-mail message, it locates the e-mail server and uses
SMTP (Simple Message Transfer Protocol) to send the message to the e-mail server.
SMTP allows the recorder to send messages to an e-mail server without having its own
e-mail address; because of this the e-mail server will not be able to send any reply back
to the recorder.
When setting-up the e-mail address list, it is important to include the e-mail administrator
address. The Administrator e-mail address is the e-mail address to where the e-mail
server will respond in the event of any problems with the delivery of e-mail messages.
The Administrator will also appear to be the source of any e-mail messages sent by the
recorder. Most e-mail systems require a ‘Reply To’ address as part of an e-mail message,
since the recorder does not have its own e-mail address; it uses the e-mail administrator
as the ‘Reply To’ address.
Any e-mail message will consist of a delivery list (recipients), a subject, and an optional
message body. The message body may be omitted for very short messages, or where
the message is to be sent to a paging system.
The e-mail subject may be either one of the existing event markers, or one of the two email subjects. The e-mail message body may be either one of the existing event markers,
or one of the two e-mail message blocks. Event markers are restricted to 80 characters
each. The two e-mail message blocks are restricted to just over 1000 characters each.
Both the message subject and body may contain embedded marker tags as used in the
event markers.
When the recorder sends an e-mail message that includes a message body, the recorder
name, recorder number and the time/date will be appended to the end of the message
body text. This is to allow easy identification of when the message was send, and by
which recorder.
Any e-mail message is sent as an action within the recorder events system, so anything
that can be configured to act as an event cause, may be configured to send an e-mail
message. Any e-mail message may be sent to up-to 12 of the recipients. If the e-mail
server supports named groups of e-mail addresses, an e-mail message may be sent to a
combination of e-mail addresses and e-mail group.
Mail Server
Ethernet
Recorder
LAN
Local Area Network
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Appendix F: Fuzzy Logging
What is Fuzzy Logging?
Fuzzy Logging is a real time Data Compression technique. Patent no. US 6,405,155 B2,
developed at Honeywell as an alternative to the more standard methods of recording data.
Paperless Recorders are primarily used for exception recording. They spend most of their
life trending and recording straight lines. Fuzzy Logging has been developed to improve the
efficiency of data storage, and is particularly effective in exception recording examples
where normal operation consists of generally static inputs.
Fuzzy Logging looks for straight lines in the data stream, in real time, whether they are horizontal, climbing or descending. A straight line made up of say 10 points can be equally well
represented by 2 points, one at either end, the other 8 points are redundant. Fuzzy logging
works by creating straight lines in the data and discarding redundant points.
What’s it for?
…… To help the user in the trade off between
Scan Rate, Disk capacity and Recording
Time, after all the ‘Pie’ is only so big.
Fuzzy Logging has been developed to help
maximise all three sections, in effect increasing the size of the ‘Pie’.
The result is a technique that delivers a host
of real world benefits over the more traditional
recording methods.
The Recording 'Pie'.
Scan Rate
Recording Period
Storage Capacity
1. Disks take longer to fill – changed less frequently, less site visits.
2. Faster scan rates can be used for any given disk size – giving greater resolution on the
process.
3. Recording time can be extended.
4. Less hard disk memory required for archiving on the PC.
5. Quicker graphing of data.
6. Smaller data files for remote collection.
How does it work?
Fuzzy Logging does not log data points that form part of a straight line.
The technique is best illustrated by the diagram below:
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Time
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
Input Signal
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
Continuously Sampled
data:
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
Fuzzy Logged data:
12 points only!
Changing ‘slope’ requires
more data points to be logged,
to capture the shape correctly.
Diagram 1
Points marked: are NOT logged, as they lie on an ‘imaginary’ straight line between points
marked:
The graph of the Fuzzy Logged data, looks identical to the graph of the sampled data, but
has taken less than half the points to build it.
What about ‘Spikes’ on my trend line? Won’t it miss them?
NO, you will not miss any ‘Spikes’, ‘Glitches’ or ‘Transients’ – these are what you need to
see!
As Fuzzy Logging is an adaptive technique, it will log as fast as it needs to in order to capture
everything.
Although not all points are logged, the base ‘Scan Rate’ of the input is the same as if you
were using a standard logging technique.
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What about slowly drifting inputs?
Again – No Problem. The algorithm is processed in ‘Real Time’, i.e. as the reading is taken.
As it already knows the previous logged readings it can calculate where the next point
should be (assuming it’s on a straight line) – if the measured value does not equal the predicted value, the point is logged as it no longer forms part of the straight line.
Fuzzy Logging, looks for straight lines – at any angle. Not just on the horizontal.
Do you have any examples?
Example 1.) Flow & Pressure Measurement of Mains Water Pressure
A recorder was installed, to monitor the flow of a mains water supply. At peak demand the
mains pressure had been subject to sharp drops in pressure and flow rate, and it was necessary to find the cause of the problem.
The recorder had to have a fast scan rate, in order to capture the ‘glitches’.
The recording period would be over many days if not weeks, so storage capacity was at a
premium.
A fast scan rate using the standard sampling method would result in a disk life of about a
day, which was not acceptable.
As this application consists of long periods of little activity (relatively constant flow rate), and
short periods of high activity (rapidly changing flow rate), it is ideally suited to Fuzzy Logging.
During the hours of stable flow where the flow rate remained more or less constant, the
Fuzzy Logging technique would give compression ratios up to 100 times. However, as soon
as a glitch appeared the fast sampling rate was able to capture and store all the points.
Example 2.) Cold Storage Temperature Measurement
A recorder was required to help track random and rapid temperature changes within the cold
storage rooms. Conventional sample recording had shown that temperature variations were
present, but was not of high enough resolution to pinpoint the cause.
Again as in example 1), the measured inputs would show long periods of stable constant
readings, interspersed with small sharp increases in temperature. In order to track the cause
of these variations, it was necessary to maximise the time resolution of the data. This application was ideally suited to the Fuzzy Logging data storage technique, as the periods of inactivity would result in compression rates of over 50 times.
Example 3.) Logged Data Example
The diagram below is a sample of actual logged data in both the Fuzzy Logging method (top)
and Sample Logging method (bottom), derived from the same analogue input.
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It provides an excellent illustration of how less data points can be used to construct an identical trace.
Fuzzy Logged
Sampled Logged
Diagram 2.
Note. This data extract was taken from a 56 hour temperature run, which resulted in approximately 1 Mbyte of sample data, and approximately 40 Kbyte of Fuzzy Logged data.
A compression ratio of 25 times!!
Anything else it can do?
Yes! Fuzzy Logging can be used as a ‘One Hit’ recording button.
In applications where the measured process is new or the ideal scan rate is unknown Fuzzy
Logging is ideal, as it adapts the log rate to the input signal, and can therefore find the optimum logging rate for you.
Tolerance band widths
Tolerance band width can be set as a percentage of the scale range allowed above and below the input signal.
A second band width can be set, this is where a tighter tolerance can be specified which
must be set within the limits of Band 1. Specify, as a percentage of the scale range, the tolerance band allowed above and below the input signal. See “Logging Menu” on
page 86..
Figure 18.1 Fuzzy logging tolerance settings
Band 1%
Band 2%
Trace
Band 2%
Band 1%
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Appendix G: F sub zero Sterilisation
The significance of F0
The F0 value is used in the pharmaceutical and related industries in the sterilisation of items.
A brief summary is included here to give the essence of the meaning of the terms used.
When items are subjected to sterilisation by heating, the rate at which micro-organisms are
killed is dependent on the temperature.
Traditionally items were sterilised by holding them at 250 ºF (= 121.11 ºC), and the F0 value
for a sterilisation is simply the equivalent time at this temperature that would produce the
same effect. For many "average" micro-organisms each minute at 121.11 ºC reduces the
number present by a factor of 10, so a 15-minute hold at this temperature would reduce the
number by a factor of 1015.
Figure 1
Figure 2
If it were possible to heat a sample from ambient to 121.11 ºC in 1 second, hold it there for
15 minutes, and then cool it back to ambient in 1 second, the temperature / time profile
would look something like the trace in Figure 1 on page 349 and the F0 value would be
15, representing 15 minutes at 121.11 ºC.
In practice, of course, to reach this temperature the object would have to be subject to an
initial heating period up to that temperature, and later a cooling period back down again to
ambient temperature, more like the profile shown in Figure 2 on page 349. During all
this heating up, holding at temperature, and subsequent cooling, micro-organisms are being
killed at different rates, and the F0 value is calculated by summing the effect at each temperature (provided it is over some defined starting temperature - see below).
This calculation is performed by using the expression, where T is the temperature in ºC and
t is the time spent at that temperature. The z factor that appears in this equation is the temperature coefficient for the destruction of micro-organisms, and is the increase in temperature, in ºC, that produces a 10-fold increase in sterilisation rate.
This summation is only performed once the sample temperature has reached some specified starting temperature. For example in Figure 2 on page 349 if this starting temperature has been set to 100 ºC (a common value) then the F0 summation would begin at t = 8
minutes when the temperature first reaches this value.
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Because of this small, but increasing contribution to F0 once T reaches 100 ºC, and the fact
that in this trace the temperature exceeds 121.11ºC, the F0 value reaches 15 at time t = 20
minutes, at which point the sterilisation is complete, and cooling begins.
For some applications it is allowed to report the F0 value that is finally achieved as
the sample cools back to the start temperature, in this example 100 ºC, and so the
contribution under the curve up to t = 22 minutes would be included in the reported
F0. The final F0 value might then be 16.1, say, with 15 having been achieved up to t =
20 minutes, and the extra 1.1 having accumulated during the cooling back to 100 ºC
between t = 20 minutes and t = 22 minutes.
The terms used in setting up the F0 totaliser, together with their default values, are summarised in this table.
Term
Definition
Default
values
Allowed
Range
F0
The equivalent time in minutes at 121.11ºC that would produce the same degree of sterilisation. This is the totaliser output value
The temperature increase in ºC above the reference temperature that will produce a 10-fold increase in the rate of sterilisation
10
5 - 20
z factor
Start 
temperature
The temperature in ºC above which the contributions to F0
can be counted
100
90 - 120
Reference
Temperature
The reference temperature for sterilisation, normally
121.11ºC, can be altered if required.
Include 
cooling phase
If TRUE, contributions to F0 can be included after the target
value has been reached and while the temperature is still
above the start temperature. If FALSE, these contributions are
not included
FALSE
-
Completion
Value
The maximum F0 totaliser value can be set if “Include
cooling phase” is not selected, the totaliser will stop at
this value of F0.
15
1 - 999
121.11ºC
For setting up the Fo calculation refer to the “Totaliser Menu” on page 90.
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Appendix H: Calibration
AI Calibration and CJC Calibration
For AI and CJC Factory and User Calibration see “Calibration” on page 132
Sensor Compensation
Sensor Compensation may be required to improve accuracy on a sub range. This is an adjustment to the value of the signal input on each channel, based on the Engineering units.
To set this up in the recorder see Sensor Comp in the menu for “Analogue In Menu” on
page 73 or for AMS2750 (Process and TUS modes) see “Sensors Configuration Menu
(Process Mode)” on page 386.
Choose from Single Point, Dual Point and Multi Point Cal.
Single Point
Set the Comp Type to Single Point to adjust the signal input reading by an offset amount
determined by the user. Enter the Offset adjustment required and this is added or subtracted for all future readings.
Dual Point
Select Dual Point to change two points on the signal input reading. The Dual Point adjustment works in the same way but at two different points on the signal input. It is recommended that the two points should be more than 50%, of the engineering units, away from each
other.
Low Eng and High Eng are the two points where the adjustment offset is made. The user
can enter their own adjustment points on the signal input and enter the Offset for both
points.
Main Menu > Configure > Setup > Edit > Field IO > Analog In > Sensor Comp
Figure 20.1 Dual Point Compensation
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Sensor Compensation
• Compensation Type - select from None, Single Point or Dual Point compensation.
• Low Eng - (only available when Dual point is selected). Set the Low limit for the Engineering units.
• Low Offset - enter an offset value that is offset against the Low Eng value.
• High Eng - (only available when Dual point is selected). Set the High limit for the Engineering units.
• High Offset - enter an offset value that is offset against the High Eng value.
Figure App H.21 Sensor Compensation
Solid line shows without compensation
and dotted line shows with compensation
High Offset of -5
+10V
+10V
100 High Eng
Low Offset of 5
-10V
-10V
Single Point Sensor Compensation is
used to offset the signal input by a user
specified amount over the full range.
0 Low Eng
Dual Point Sensor Compensation is used to
offset the signal input by a user specified
amount against the Low and High Eng values. The offset amount can vary throughout
the signal input range.
Multi Point
The Sensor comp. screen for a mutli point cal. will show the user compensation type (Multi
Point) and the number of values in the table.
To configure the multi point cal table, select the “value” button and the instrument will display
a table entry screen. This table is a minimum of 2 (default) points and a maximum of 9 points.
Additional rows can be added or deleted by using the Add button or select a channel to insert
or delete channels above or below the row selected. The input temperature is entered in the
left column and the respective offset to be applied, entered in the right column. Once the
table is complete, the settings are accepted by clicking the tick button.
All configuration changes are not fully saved until the “Finish” and “Commit” actions have
been completed.
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Appendix I: Battery Data
Location: Processor Board
Located on the processor board this battery is used mainly for Clock battery back-up.
Type
6032
IEC
CR2032
System
Li/MnO2 /org.elyt.
Voltage
3.0 V
Cell Type
6032
Typical Capacity
(mAh)
230 mAh
Weight
3 gms
Approx Percentage (%) of total
weight
Active Materials
Passive Materials
Maganese dioxide (mnO2)
29
Propylen carbonate (PC)
4.3
1,2 Dimethoxiethan (DME)
2.1
Lithium metal (Li)
2
Carbon (C)
0.9
Lithium perchlorate (LiCIO)
0.3
Stainless steel
57.6
Plastic
3.8
Safety Guidelines
• Keep batteries out of the reach of children, especially those batteries fitting within the limits
of the truncated cylinder as defined in ISO/DP 8124/2.2.
• In the case of ingestion of a cell or battery the person involved should seek medical assistance promptly.
• It is of extreme importance that batteries are inserted into equipment correctly with regard
to polarity (+ and -).
• Do not attempt to revive used batteries by heating, charging or other means.
• Do not dispose of batteries in fire.
• Do not dismantle batteries.
• Do not short circuit batteries.
• Batteries should be disposed of in accordance with local regulations, they must not be disposed of with normal refuse.
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Appendix J: Function Codes and Memory Maps
Modbus Memory Map Supplement:
Refer to document ModbusSerial Communications User manual, 51-52-25-66 Rev.S.
NOTE: Some Modbus masters may require an offset of 1 for example instead of entering
1800 enter 1801. First 10 addresses and end address shown in all tables for reference.
Analogue Input value (48 inputs max.)
Address
Hex
Address
Decimal
Description
See
Appendix
51-52-25-66
1800
6145
Analog In 1(Start Address)
A.6
1802
6147
Analog In 2
A.6
1804
6149
Analog In 3
A.6
1806
6151
Analog In 4
A.6
1808
6153
Analog In 5
A.6
180A
6155
Analog In 6
A.6
180C
6157
Analog In 7
A.6
180E
6159
Analog In 8
A.6
1810
6161
Analog In 9
A.6
1812
6163
Analog In 10
A.6
185E
6239
Analog In 48 (end address)
A.6
Relay Output/Digital Input (48 inputs max.)
Allows you to read digital inputs and set relay outputs over Modbus
Address
Hex
Address
Decimal
Description
1-9
1-9
Relay Out/Digital In 1-9 (1 = start Address)
A-F
10-15
Relay Out/Digital In 10-15
10-19
16-25
Relay Out/Digital In 16-25
1A-1F
26-31
Relay Out/Digital In 26-31
20-29
32-41
Relay Out/Digital In 32-41
2A-2F
42-47
Relay Out/Digital In 42-47
30
48
Relay Out/Digital In 48 (48 = end address)
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Communications Inputs (32 comms values max.)*
Address
Hex
Address
Decimal
Description
See
Appendix
51-52-25-66
1880
6273
Comms 1 (start address)
A.7
1882
6275
Comms 2
A.7
1884
6277
Comms 3
A.7
1886
6279
Comms 4
A.7
1888
6281
Comms 5
A.7
188A
6283
Comms 6
A.7
188C
6285
Comms 7
A.7
188E
6287
Comms 8
A.7
1890
6289
Comms 9
A.7
1892
6291
Comms 10
A.7
18BE
6335
Comms 32 (end address)
A.7
Extended Comms Inputs (96 comms values max.)*
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Address
Hex
Address
Decimal
Description
See
Appendix
51-52-25-66
2440
9281
Extended Comms Input 33 (start address)
A.7.1
2442
9283
Extended Comms Input 34
A.7.1
2444
9285
Extended Comms Input 35
A.7.1
2446
9287
Extended Comms Input 36
A.7.1
2448
9289
Extended Comms Input 37
A.7.1
244A
9291
Extended Comms Input 38
A.7.1
244C
9293
Extended Comms Input 39
A.7.1
244E
9295
Extended Comms Input 40
A.7.1
2450
9299
Extended Comms Input 41
A.7.1
2452
9301
Extended Comms Input 42
A.7.1
24BE
9407
Extended Comms Input 96 (end address)
A.7.1
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Modbus Memory Map Supplement:
* Communications Inputs can be set by using Modbus function code 16.
Pen Values (96 pens max.)
Address
Hex
Address
Decimal
Description
See
Appendix
51-52-25-66
18C0
6337
Pen 1 (start address)
A.8
18C2
6339
Pen 2
A.8
18C4
6341
Pen 3
A.8
18C6
6343
Pen 4
A.8
18C8
6345
Pen 5
A.8
18CA
6347
Pen 6
A.8
18CC
6349
Pen 7
A.8
18CE
6351
Pen 8
A.8
18D0
6353
Pen 9
A.8
18D2
6355
Pen 10
A.8
197E
6527
Pen 96 (end address)
A.8
Totalisers (64 totalisers max.)
Address
Hex
Address
Decimal
Description
See
Appendix
51-52-25-66
1B00
6913
Totalisers 1 (start address)
A.10
1B02
6915
Totalisers 2
A.10
1B04
6917
Totalisers 3
A.10
1B06
6919
Totalisers 4
A.10
1B08
6921
Totalisers 5
A.10
1B0A
6923
Totalisers 6
A.10
1B0C
6925
Totalisers 7
A.10
1B0E
6927
Totalisers 8
A.10
1B10
6929
Totalisers 9
A.10
1B12
6931
Totalisers 10
A.10
1B7E
7039
Totalisers 64 (end address)
A.10
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Alarm Value (96 Pens)
Allows you to read and write the value of the alarm level over Modbus. Table below shows
Alarm 1 Pen 1 to Alarm 1 Pen 96
Address
Hex
Address
Decimal
Description
See
Appendix
51-52-25-66
1C00
7169
Alarm 1 Value Pen 1 (start address)
A.16
1C02
7171
Alarm 1 Value Pen 2
A.16
1C04
7173
Alarm 1 Value Pen 3
A.16
1C06
7175
Alarm 1 Value Pen 4
A.16
1C08
7177
Alarm 1 Value Pen 5
A.16
1C0A
7179
Alarm 1 Value Pen 6
A.16
1C0C
7181
Alarm 1 Value Pen 7
A.16
1C0E
7183
Alarm 1 Value Pen 8
A.16
1C10
7185
Alarm 1 Value Pen 9
A.16
1C12
7187
Alarm 1 Value Pen 10
A.16
1CBE
7359
Alarm 1 Value Pen 96
A.16
The address range continues from Alarm 2 up to Alarm 6, 96 pens for each alarm.
EG. Alarm value 2 Pen 1-96, Alarm value 3 Pen 1-96, up to Alarm value 6 Pen 1-96.
Table below shows Alarm value 1 to 6 start and end addresses for Pens 1 to 96.
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Address
Hex
Address
Decimal
Description
See
Appendix
51-52-25-66
IC00
7169
Alarm 1 Value Pen 1
A.16
1CBE
7359
Alarm 1 Value Pen 96
A.16
1CC0
7361
Alarm 2 Value Pen 1
A.16
1D7E
7551
Alarm 2 Value Pen 96
A.16
1D80
7553
Alarm 3 Value Pen 1
A.16
1E3E
7743
Alarm 3 Value Pen 96
A.16
1E40
7745
Alarm 4 Value Pen 1
A.16
1EFE
7935
Alarm 4 Value Pen 96
A.16
1F00
7937
Alarm5 Value Pen 1
A.16
1FBE
8127
Alarm 5 Value Pen 96
A.16
1FC0
8129
Alarm 6 Value Pen 1
A.16
207E
8319
Alarm 6 Value Pen 96 (end address)
A.16
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Modbus Memory Map Supplement:
Alarm Status (96 Pens)
Allows you to read the status of all 6 alarms for each pen (up to 16 pens for GR).
Address
Hex
Address
Decimal
Description
See
Appendix
51-52-25-66
1980
6529
Alarm Status, Pen 1 (start address)
A.16.1
1981
6530
Alarm Status, Pen 2
A.16.1
1982
6531
Alarm Status, Pen 3
A.16.1
1983
6532
Alarm Status, Pen 4
A.16.1
1984
6533
Alarm Status, Pen 5
A.16.1
1985
6534
Alarm Status, Pen 6
A.16.1
1986
6535
Alarm Status, Pen 7
A.16.1
1987
6536
Alarm Status, Pen 8
A.16.1
1988
6537
Alarm Status, Pen 9
A.16.1
1989
6538
Alarm Status, Pen 10
A.16.1
19DF
6624
Alarm Status, Pen 96 (end address)
A.16.1
Alarm Status, continued
Bit 0 is Alarm 1
Bit 1 is Alarm 2
Bit 2 is Alarm 3
Bit 3 is Alarm 4
Bit 4 is Alarm 5
Bit 5 is Alarm 6
this is decoded as follows...
Bit number
0
1
2
3
4
5
Alarm Number
1
2
3
4
5
6
Decimal
1
2
4
8
16
32
So if you request the alarm status from Pen 1 and it returns the value 41, that number is
made from 32 + 8 + 1, i.e. bits 5, 3 and 0. In other words alarms 6, 4 and 1 are active.
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Totalisers
Totaliser values in engineering units, 4 byte IEEE floats using 2 Modbus registers per
reading.
Input Text message
This facility allows a text message to be passed to the recorder to be annotated on the
chart and added to the message log. The maximum length of the message is 32 bytes of
ASCII characters, which need not be null-terminated.
It operates by utilising modbus function code 16 (0x10), Preset Multiple registers, and the
unique address 0x0004 in the modbus global register map (Table A-1)
The modbus message format follows that shown in section 3.7 of the document cited.
The Start Address will be 00 04, and the Byte Count of the number of bytes in the following text message. As 2 modbus registers are used to pass an address to function 16, the
Number of Addresses has to be back calculated from the required Byte Count to give the
lowest integer such that (Number of Addresses) * 2 = Byte Count. 
For example if Byte Count = 4, then Number of Addresses = 2, but if Byte Count = 5,
Number of Addresses = 3.
As an example, to send the 5-character message Start to a slave address 02 the complete message would be:
Slave
Address
Function
Code
Start
Addr.
High
Start
Addr.
Low
No
Addr.
High
No
Addr.
Lo
Byte
Count
02
10
00
04
00
03
05
Data
53
74
61
72
74
CRC
CRC
CRC
CRC
The response follows the normal response for function code 16 given in section 3.7, and
so to the above message the response would be: 02 10 00 04 00 03 CRC CRC
Analogue Input Value
Analogue readings in engineering units. 4byte IEEE floats using 2 Modbus registers per
reading.
Communications Input
Values can be sent to the recorder for inclusion in the Maths Block, using command 16 up
to 32 IEEE floats can be sent to the recorder. Using CV1 to CV32 in the Maths Block, these
values can be displayed on the pens.
i.e. P1 = CV1 will set Pen 1 to the engineering value set address 1880 with the function code
16. Once again these are 4 byte IEEE floats using 2 Modbus registers per reading.
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Pen Values
Pen values in engineering units, 4 byte IEEE floats using 2 Modbus registers per reading.
Figure 22.1 Comms variables
Comms variable to be
used in Maths block
CV1
Modbus registers
CV1 - 1880
...
...
...
...
...
...
CV32
...
CV32
CV33
...
...
...
...
CV96
ECV1 -2400
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
So ECV1 @ 2400 is a different modbus
comms register but maps to exactly the
same place as CV1 @1880.
...
ECV - 96
Both map to the comms variables CV1
Pen Alarm Value
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Modbus Function Codes
These are described in document ModbusSerial Communications User manual, 51-5225-66.
Pages 14 to 25, inclusive. For GR Series recorders only use codes 01, 02, 03/04, 16
and 17.
Supplemental to Function code 16 with standard address 0004 can be used to send.
Supplemental to Function code 17, Report Device ID:
•
•
Page 23 - Slave ID for GR Series recorders is always 05.
Page 24 - Device description
Item
Size in bytes
Contents
Device Description
16d, 0x10
Recorder type+space+software version
The length is extended to exactly 16 bytes by trailing
0x00 characters.
Recorder type = is a combination of the OEM series
name followed by the OEM device name (truncated to
16 characters)
Software version is of the form nn.XX eg.00.FQ
•
Page 25 - Number of data block records, byte 23, always equals 05 for the
Trendview range. data blocks are always in order.
00 = Analogue inputs, 02 = Digital inputs, 03 = Digital outputs, 06 = Pens, 09 =
Totalisers.
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Appendix K: Troubleshooting
Error Messages
Table 23.1 :
Code
LED
Flash
code
Cannot read board hardware identity
0
1,1
An invalid/unsupported I/O card has been identified.
Error reading board ID (type) - invalid board type configuration
Diagnostics 
Messages
Incompatible hardware ID
0
1,1
The number of channels reported by I/O board was invalid. Error
reading board ID (type) - can't determine how many channels
Diagnostics 
Messages
Incompatible hardware ID
1
1,1
An invalid/unsupported I/O card has been identified
Invalid board type (setting up working variables)
Diagnostics 
Messages
Incompatible hardware ID
2
1,1
An invalid/unsupported I/O card has been identified
Invalid board type (getting board capability)
Diagnostics 
Messages
Incompatible hardware ID
3
1,1
An invalid/unsupported I/O card has been identified.
Invalid board type (AcqTimer_OnInterrupt)
Diagnostics 
Messages
Incompatible hardware ID
4
1,1
An invalid/unsupported I/O card has been identified.
Invalid board type on board initialisation
Diagnostics 
Messages
Incompatible hardware ID
5
1,1
An invalid/unsupported I/O card has been identified whilst reading life stats. Invalid board type when reading stats
Diagnostics 
Messages
Incompatible hardware ID
6
1,1
An invalid/unsupported I/O card has been identified whilst resetting life stats. Invalid board type resetting Life stats
Diagnostics 
Messages
Incompatible hardware ID
7
1,1
An invalid/unsupported I/O card has been identified.
Invalid board type resetting Session stats
Diagnostics 
Messages
Incompatible hardware ID
8
1,1
An invalid/unsupported I/O card has been identified.
Invalid board type finding history size
Diagnostics 
Messages
Incompatible hardware ID
9
1,1
An invalid/unsupported I/O card has been identified whilst getting
life history. Invalid board type getting life history
Diagnostics 
Messages
Incompatible hardware ID
10
1,1
An invalid/unsupported I/O card has been identified whilst getting
session history.
Diagnostics 
Messages
Incompatible hardware ID
11
1,1
An invalid/unsupported I/O card has been identified during writing life stats operation.
Diagnostics 
Messages
Incompatible hardware ID
12
1,1
An invalid/unsupported I/O card has been identified whilst in
diagnostic mode. Invalid board type writing FieldPortDiagOutput
Diagnostics 
Messages
Unable to read board revision
0
1,1
Invalid or unsupported board revision for I/O board firmware.
Error reading board revision: conversion request or reading value
Diagnostics 
Messages
Invalid board revision
0
1,1
Invalid or unsupported board revision for I/O board firmware.
Error reading board revision: value read was not recognised
Diagnostics 
Messages
Board not marked as having
passed post-mfr test
N/A
N/A
Board has not passed ATE test; return to factory
Diagnostics 
Messages
Unable to read valid configuration from E2
N/A
N/A
Could not read a valid I/O board configuration
Diagnostics 
Messages
Unable to read history/stats
from E2
0
3,3
Could not read history or stats information from I/O card. Error
reading board statistics.
Diagnostics 
Messages
Errror Message
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Type
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Error Messages
Table 23.1 :
Code
LED
Flash
code
Fatal startup error
0
1,1
I/O board could not be initialized; suspect I/O board.
Errors when trying to initialise board, after numerous attempts
Diagnostics 
Messages
H/W error prevents execution of command
0
1,1
AI board could not be initialized; suspect AI board.
Failed to set acquisition interrupt timer, AI board
Diagnostics 
Messages
H/W error prevents execution of command
0
1,1
AI board could not be initialized; suspect AI board.
Failed to set acquisition interrupt timer, AI board
Diagnostics 
Messages
H/W error prevents execution of command
1
1,1
PI board could not be initialized; suspect pulse board.
Failed to set acquisition interrupt timer, PI board
Diagnostics 
Messages
H/W error prevents execution of command
2
1,1
DIO/AR board could not be initialized; suspect I/O board. Failed
to set acquisition interrupt timer, DIO/AR boards
Diagnostics 
Messages
H/W error prevents execution of command
3
1,1
AO board could not be initialized; suspect AO board.
Failed to set acquisition interrupt timer, AO board
Diagnostics 
Messages
H/W error prevents execution of command
4
1,1
Internal I/O card failure.
Triggered Clock Monitor Failure
Diagnostics 
Messages
Function code received
unknown
N/A
N/A
I/O card did not recognize the command sent to it.
Diagnostics 
Messages
The 2 fn code bytes failed
validation test
N/A
N/A
I/O card did not recognize the command sent to it because the
code and inverse code were different.
Diagnostics 
Messages
Slave still processing previous message
0
2,2
I/O board communications error. Character received from SPI
when host should be waiting
Diagnostics 
Messages
Slave still processing previous message
1
2,2
I/O board field port/diagnostic communications error.
Character received from FieldPort before ready for next command
Diagnostics 
Messages
Slave still processing previous message
2
2,2
I/O board communications error. Non-clocking char received
from SPI when should be clocking reply
Diagnostics 
Messages
Cannot execute this command in present state
N/A
N/A
The command could not currently be executed, because the I/O
card is in the wrong state to accept the command.
Diagnostics 
Messages
Wrong number of arguments
for this message
N/A
N/A
The message sent to the I/O card was invalid: it had the wrong
number of arguments
Diagnostics 
Messages
Arguments of the message
were invalid
0
4,4
AI board could not be initialized; suspect AI board.
Invalid frequency sent to SetAcqFreq
Diagnostics 
Messages
Arguments of the message
were invalid
1
4,4
AI board could not be initialized; suspect AI board.
Invalid frequency sent to GetAcqFreq
Diagnostics 
Messages
Arguments of the message
were invalid
2
4,4
DIO board could not be initialized; suspect I/O board.
Invalid mode sent to FlagIntPulseChan
Diagnostics 
Messages
Arguments of the message
were invalid
3
4,4
Illegal channel number requested in message. Invalid channel
number sent to SetAcqTimerFreq
Diagnostics 
Messages
Arguments of the message
were invalid
4
4,4
Config change message can not change to raw mode acquisition. Attempted to set raw mode via config change - use SetRawMode
Diagnostics 
Messages
Arguments of the message
were invalid
5
4,4
Active burnout was selected on a channel configured as a RT. 
Attempted to set active burnout with RT input
Diagnostics 
Messages
Errror Message
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Error Messages
Table 23.1 :
Code
LED
Flash
code
The message had an invalid
CRC
N/A
N/A
The message sent to the I/O does not match it’s CRC.
Diagnostics 
Messages
The message was incomplete
N/A
N/A
A incomplete message was detected by the I/O card
Diagnostics 
Messages
The configuration operation
was not successful
N/A
N/A
General failure of an operation that queried or changed configuration
Diagnostics 
Messages
Unable to determine
firmware version number
N/A
N/A
Unable to determine the firmware revision number, so some
functions may not operate correctly
Diagnostics 
Messages
Unable to determine
firmware build number
N/A
N/A
Unable to determine the firmware build number.
Diagnostics 
Messages
Unable to determine the
firmware serial number
N/A
N/A
Unable to determine the firmware serial number.
Diagnostics 
Messages
Unable to determine the
board's GUID
N/A
N/A
Unable to determine the firmware revision number given when
first ATE tested.
Diagnostics 
Messages
Unable to determine the life
history
N/A
N/A
The life history is not available from card.
Diagnostics 
Messages
Failure writing output value
0
1,1
There was an error setting the specified AO channel output
value. Note that subsequent writes may succeed. Problem writing AO value detected: first attempt to send failed.
Diagnostics 
Messages
Failure writing output value
1
1,1
There was an error setting the specified AO channel output value
(on the second occasion). Note that subsequent writes may succeed. Problem writing AO value detected: second attempt also
failed.
Diagnostics 
Messages
Failure writing output value
2
1,1
There was an error setting the specified AO channel output value
because the last selected channel was not deselected first. Problem writing AO value detected: last channel wasn't deselected
Diagnostics 
Messages
Failure writing output value
3
1,1
Failed to set the identified AI channel correctly for acquisition in
ChangeRange command. Failed writing AI ADC values
Diagnostics 
Messages
Failure writing output value
4
1,1
Failed to set the identified AI channel correctly for acquisition in
ChangeAcqFreq command. Failed writing AI ADC values
Diagnostics 
Messages
Failure writing output value
5
1,1
Failed to set the identified AI channel correctly for acquisition in
SetMainsF command. Failed writing AI ADC values
Diagnostics 
Messages
Failure writing output value
6
1,1
Failed to set the identified AI channel correctly for acquisition
(attempting restore in ChangeAcqFreq).
Failed writing AI ADC values
Diagnostics 
Messages
Failure writing output value
7
1,1
Failed to set the identified AI channel correctly for acquisition
(attempting restore in ChangeRange). 
Failed writing AI ADC values
Diagnostics 
Messages
Failure writing output value
8
1,1
Failed to set the identified AI channel correctly for acquisition in
WriteAIConfig command. Failed writing AI ADC values
Diagnostics 
Messages
Failure writing output value
9
1,1
Failed to set the identified AI channel correctly for acquisition in
WriteAIChanConfig command. Failed writing AI ADC values
Diagnostics 
Messages
Errror Message
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Type
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Error Messages
Table 23.1 :
Code
LED
Flash
code
Failure writing output value
10
1,1
Failed to set the identified AI channel correctly for acquisition in
SetActiveBurnout command. Failed writing AI ADC values
Diagnostics 
Messages
Failure writing output value
11
1,1
Cannot turn ohms measurement current off; suspect AI board.
Failed writing AI ADC values in TurnRTCurrOff command
Diagnostics 
Messages
An error has occurred during
calibration
N/A
N/A
An error has occurred during factory or user calibration.
Diagnostics 
Messages
Unable to return all or part of
cal - may be corrupt
N/A
N/A
Some or all of the calibration data was corrupt, so none could be
returned
Diagnostics 
Messages
Error during I/O board startup
N/A
N/A
An error occurred during I/O card startup
Diagnostics 
Messages
The reply message larger
than buffer
N/A
N/A
The I/O card reply was longer than allowed and so overflowed
the buffer.
Diagnostics 
Messages
Unable to read configuration
0
3,3
General error; one or more values could not be read from the
EEPROM. Error reading long value from EEPROM
Diagnostics 
Messages
Unable to read configuration
1
3,3
The stored AI configuration could not be read on power-up.
Error reading AI config from EEPROM on power-up
Diagnostics 
Messages
Unable to read configuration
2
3,3
The stored AO configuration could not be read on power-up.
Error reading AO config from EEPROM on power-up
Diagnostics 
Messages
Unable to read configuration
3
3,3
The stored digital/pulse configuration could not be read on
power-up. Error reading DIG config from EEPROM on power-up
Diagnostics 
Messages
Unable to write configuration
0
3,3
The default board configuration could not be written on powerup. Error writing Board Setup to EEPROM on power-up
Diagnostics 
Messages
Unable to write configuration
1
3,3
The AI configuration could not be written to EEPROM on configuration change. Error writing AI config to EEPROM
Diagnostics 
Messages
Unable to write configuration
2
3,3
The AI configuration could not be written to EEPROM on configuration change. Error writing AO config to EEPROM
Diagnostics 
Messages
Unable to write configuration
3
3,3
The digital configuration could not be written to EEPROM on configuration change. Error writing DIG config to EEPROM
Diagnostics 
Messages
Unable to write configuration
4
3,3
The AI configuration could not be written on configuration
change. Error writing AI config to EEPROM
Diagnostics 
Messages
Unable to write configuration
5
3,3
The AO configuration could not be written on configuration
change. Error writing AO config to EEPROM
Diagnostics 
Messages
Unable to write configuration
6
3,3
The digital/pulse configuration could not be written on configuration change. Error writing DIG config to EEPROM
Diagnostics 
Messages
Unable to write configuration
7
3,3
The AI configuration could not be written on configuration change
after ChangeRange command. 
Error writing AI config to EEPROM
Diagnostics 
Messages
Unable to write configuration
8
3,3
The AI configuration could not be written on configuration change
after ChangeAcqFreq command. 
Error writing AI config to EEPROM
Diagnostics 
Messages
Unable to write configuration
9
3,3
The AI configuration could not be written on configuration change
after SetDiagInterval command. 
Error writing AI setup to EEPROM
Diagnostics 
Messages
Errror Message
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Error Messages
Table 23.1 :
Code
LED
Flash
code
Unable to write configuration
10
3,3
The AI configuration could not be written on configuration change
after SetBdTestData command. 
Error writing AI setup to EEPROM
Diagnostics 
Messages
Unable to write configuration
11
3,3
The AI configuration could not be written on configuration change
after SetBdGuid command. Error writing AI setup to EEPROM
Diagnostics 
Messages
Unable to write configuration
12
3,3
The AI configuration could not be written on configuration change
after WrAIConfig command. Error writing AI config to EEPROM
Diagnostics 
Messages
Unable to write configuration
13
3,3
The AI configuration could not be written on configuration change
after WrAIChanConfig command. 
Error writing AI config to EEPROM
Diagnostics 
Messages
Unable to write configuration
14
3,3
The AI configuration could not be written on configuration change
after WrBoardSetup command.
Error writing AI setup to EEPROM
Diagnostics 
Messages
Unable to write configuration
15
3,3
The AI configuration could not be written on configuration change
after SetMainsF command Error writing AI setup to EEPROM
Diagnostics 
Messages
Unable to write configuration
16
3,3
The digital configuration could not be written on configuration
change after WrDigConfig command.
Error writing DIG Cfg to EEPROM
Diagnostics 
Messages
Unable to write configuration
17
3,3
The AO configuration could not be written on configuration
change after WrAOConfig command. 
Error writing AO Cfg to EEPROM
Diagnostics 
Messages
Unable to write configuration
18
3,3
The AI configuration could not be written on configuration change
after SetActiveBnout command. Error writing AI Cfg to EEPROM
Diagnostics 
Messages
Watchdog timer timed out
0
4,4
COP I/O Watchdog timer timeout; I/O board has failed. COP Failure was triggered
Diagnostics 
Messages
Error reading NV (EEPROM)
0
3,3
The I/O board serial number could not be identified by the I/O
firmware. 
Error reading Board ID (serial number): couldn't read EEPROM
Diagnostics 
Messages
Error reading NV (EEPROM)
1
3,3
I/O board setup information could not be read. Error reading
Board Setup: couldn't read EEPROM
Diagnostics 
Messages
Error reading NV (EEPROM)
2
3,3
The AI card calibration history could not be read on power-up.
Error reading AI calibration history from EEPROM on power-up
Diagnostics 
Messages
Error reading NV (EEPROM)
3
3,3
The AO card calibration history could not be read on power-up.
Error reading AO calibration from EEPROM on power-up
Diagnostics 
Messages
Error reading NV (EEPROM)
4
3,3
The AO card calibration history could not be read.
Error reading AO calibration history from EEPROM
Diagnostics 
Messages
Error reading NV (EEPROM)
5
3,3
I/O board could not correctly determine whether this is the first
time this board has been powered-up, so could not default the
values. Error reading FirstPower-up signature from EEPROM
Diagnostics 
Messages
Error reading NV (EEPROM)
6
3,3
Could not read the initial resistance held for active burnout.
Error reading Initial loop resistance from EEPROM
Diagnostics 
Messages
Error reading NV (EEPROM)
7
3,3
Could not read the current resistance held for active burnout.
Error reading Current loop resistance from EEPROM
Diagnostics 
Messages
Errror Message
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Type
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Error Messages
Table 23.1 :
Code
LED
Flash
code
Error writing to NV (EEPROM)
0
3,3
General error writing persistent data (EEWriteLong).
Error writing data to EEPROM
Diagnostics 
Messages
Error writing to NV (EEPROM)
1
3,3
I/O board has completed first-time power-up defaulting; however
could not log the fact. Error writing FirstPower-up signature to
EEPROM
Diagnostics 
Messages
Error writing to NV (EEPROM)
2
3,3
Life stats could not be persisted on I/O card. Error writing to Life
Stats in EEPROM
Diagnostics 
Messages
Error writing to NV (EEPROM)
3
3,3
Board stats could not be persisted on AI card. Error writing to AI
Board Stats in EEPROM
Diagnostics 
Messages
Error writing to NV (EEPROM)
4
3,3
Board calibration could not be persisted on AI card (ReadDefaultAICal). Error writing AI calibration to EEPROM
Diagnostics 
Messages
Error writing to NV (EEPROM)
5
3,3
Board calibration history could not be persisted on AI card
(MakeEmptyAICalHist). Error writing AI calibration history to EE
Diagnostics 
Messages
Error writing to NV (EEPROM)
6
3,3
Board calibration history could not be persisted on AI card. Error
writing AI calibration history to EEPROM
Diagnostics 
Messages
Error writing to NV (EEPROM)
7
3,3
Board stats could not be persisted on AO card. Error writing to
AO Board Stats in EEPROM
Diagnostics 
Messages
Error writing to NV (EEPROM)
8
3,3
Board calibration could not be persisted on AO card (ReadDefaultAOCal). Error writing AO calibration data to EE
Diagnostics 
Messages
Error writing to NV (EEPROM)
9
3,3
Board calibration could not be persisted on AO card (MakeEmptyAOCalHist). Error writing AO calibration history to EE
Diagnostics 
Messages
Error writing to NV (EEPROM)
10
3,3
Board calibration history could not be persisted on AO card.
Error writing AO calibration history to EEPROM
Diagnostics 
Messages
Error writing to NV (EEPROM)
11
3,3
Board stats could not be persisted on digital I/O card.
Error writing to DIO Board Stats in EEPROM
Diagnostics 
Messages
Error writing to NV (EEPROM)
12
3,3
Board stats could not be persisted on alarm card Error writing to
AR Board Stats in EEPROM
Diagnostics 
Messages
Error writing to NV (EEPROM)
13
3,3
Board stats could not be persisted on pulse card Error writing to
PI Board Stats in EEPROM
Diagnostics 
Messages
Error writing to NV (EEPROM)
14
3,3
The I/O board serial number could not be saved Error writing
Board ID to EEPROM
Diagnostics 
Messages
Error writing to NV (EEPROM)
15
3,3
The I/O board calibration information could not be saved. Error
writing Board Calibration to EEPROM
Diagnostics 
Messages
Error writing to NV (EEPROM)
16
3,3
The I/O board stats information could not be saved.
Error writing Stats to EEPROM
Diagnostics 
Messages
Error writing to NV (EEPROM)
17
3,3
The AO board calibration information could not be saved. Error
writing AO Cal values to EEPROM
Diagnostics 
Messages
Error writing to NV (EEPROM)
18
3,3
The AO board calibration defaults could not be saved. Error writing defaults to AO cal history in EEPROM
Diagnostics 
Messages
Error writing to NV (EEPROM)
19
3,3
Could not write the initial resistance held for active burnout. Error
writing AI loop resistance to EEPROM at start-up
Diagnostics 
Messages
Errror Message
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Description/Cause
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Error Messages
Table 23.1 :
Code
LED
Flash
code
Error writing to NV (EEPROM)
20
3,3
Could not write the current resistance held for active burnout.
Error writing AI Current loop resistance to EEPROM
Diagnostics 
Messages
Error writing to NV (EEPROM)
21
3,3
Could not write the initial resistance held for active burnout.
Error writing AI Initial loop resistance to EEPROM
Diagnostics 
Messages
No board serial number on
power-up
0
3,3
The I/O board serial number could not be confirmed as correct.
Error reading Board ID (serial number): failed CRC check
Diagnostics 
Messages
CRC error on reading setup
from NV memory (EEPROM)
1
3,3
The setup file stored on the I/O board has become corrupted.
Error reading Board Setup: failed CRC check
Diagnostics 
Messages
There are readings missing
from channel
0
4,4
50Hz acquisition is not possible whilst active burnout is selected.
10Hz operation is the maximum.
50Hz acquisition with active burnout caused lost readings - use
10Hz max
Diagnostics 
Messages
More data than buffer can
hold; some overwritten
N/A
N/A
More data than buffer can hold, only part returned; but some has
also been overwritten
Diagnostics 
Messages
Can't execute: invalid state
0
4,4
The stored calibration is for an illegal range Invalid gain in ReadWorkingCals
Diagnostics 
Messages
Can't execute: invalid state
1
4,4
The I/O card internal state is unable to take a CJC reading. 
Invalid state in CJC state machine on AI board
Diagnostics 
Messages
Can't execute: invalid state
2
4,4
The I/O card internal state is unable to take read/operate a digital. Invalid state relating to DIG board pointer update
Diagnostics 
Messages
Can't execute: invalid state
3
4,4
The I/O card internal state is unable to take a reading for all AI
channels. Invalid state of AdcStatus for SPI master (AI board)
Diagnostics 
Messages
Can't execute: invalid state
4
4,4
The I/O card internal state is unable to update for all AO channels. Invalid state of DacStatus - SPI master (AO board)
Diagnostics 
Messages
Can't execute: invalid state
5
4,4
The I/O card internal state is unable to take a reading for all AI
channels. Invalid state of ReadingType (AI board)
Diagnostics 
Messages
Can't execute: invalid state
6
4,4
The communications to the I/O card have failed due to the I/O
cards internal state. 
Invalid state of MessageStatus (Host or FieldPort)
Diagnostics 
Messages
Can't execute: invalid state
7
4,4
Error whilst making an active burnout measurement.
Invalid state of Active Burnout measurement type
Diagnostics 
Messages
Can't execute: invalid state
8
4,4
Error whilst making an active burnout measurement.
Invalid state of gain in Active Burnout calculation
Diagnostics 
Messages
Unable to execute: unspecified reason
0
4,4
The measured pulse frequency is too high for the digital I/O
board; try using a dedicated pulse card channel.
Diagnostics 
Messages
Unable to execute: unspecified reason
1
4,4
The command referenced an illegal/invalid board channel
number on the DIO board
Diagnostics 
Messages
Unable to execute: unspecified reason
2
4,4
I/O card is not able to operate on SPI bus Invalid board type for
SPI master function
Diagnostics 
Messages
Unable to execute: unspecified reason
3
4,4
An illegal operation on the I/O board firmware was found.
Diagnostics 
Messages
Errror Message
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Type
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Error Messages
Table 23.1 :
Code
LED
Flash
code
Unable to execute: unspecified reason
4
4,4
Error sending data to SPI for AI Active Burnout readings
Diagnostics 
Messages
Unable to execute: unspecified reason
5
4,4
Data received for AI Active Burnout indicates an error condition
Diagnostics 
Messages
Unable to execute: unspecified reason
6
4,4
Error ADC not ready while taking Active Burnout readings
Diagnostics 
Messages
Unable to execute: unspecified reason
7
4,4
Could not initialise active burnout - will try again next power-up
Diagnostics 
Messages
Unspecified error has
occurred
N/A
N/A
I/O card failure: An unspecified error has occurred
Diagnostics 
Messages
Unable to enable or disable
timer interrupts
N/A
N/A
I/O card failure: Unable to enable or disable timer interrupts
Diagnostics 
Messages
Error with RS232 port
0
2,2
Diagnostic FieldPort OverRun error
Diagnostics 
Messages
Error with RS232 port
1
2,2
Diagnostic FieldPort Framing error
Diagnostics 
Messages
Error with RS232 port
3
2,2
Diagnostic FieldPort Receive Buffer
Diagnostics 
Messages
Error with RS232 port
4
2,2
Diagnostic FieldPort Noise error
Diagnostics 
Messages
Error with RS232 port
5
2,2
Diagnostic FieldPort Idle error
Diagnostics 
Messages
Error with Host SPI
0
2,2
Host SPI Port OverRun error
Diagnostics 
Messages
Error with Host SPI
1
2,2
Host SPI Port Receive Buffer Overflow error
Diagnostics 
Messages
Error with Host SPI
2
2,2
Host SPI Port Software Receive Buffer Overflowed
Diagnostics 
Messages
Master SPI (ADC or DAC)
Receive buffer overflowed
0
1,1
Master SPI (Adc or Dac) Receive Buffer overflowed and was
reset
Diagnostics 
Messages
Clock monitor failure
occurred
N/A
N/A
The I/O card clock monitor failed.
Diagnostics 
Messages
Error with master SPI (ADC
or DAC)
0
1,1
Master SPI (Adc or Dac) Over-run error
Diagnostics 
Messages
Error with master SPI (ADC
or DAC)
1
1,1
Master SPI (Adc or Dac) Receive Buffer Overflow error
Diagnostics 
Messages
Waited too long without
response
0
4,4
I/O card has timed out waiting for SPITransfer
Diagnostics 
Messages
Waited too long without
response
1
4,4
I/O card has timed out waiting for AdcSpiSend
Diagnostics 
Messages
Waited too long without
response
2
4,4
I/O card has timed out waiting for ResetADC
Diagnostics 
Messages
Errror Message
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Description/Cause
Type
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Code
LED
Flash
code
Waited too long without
response
3
4,4
I/O card has timed out waiting for CheckSelectedAD
Diagnostics 
Messages
An error has occurred with
channel
N/A
N/A
General error that the I/O card channel specified has failed to
make a measurement or set the output.
Diagnostics 
Messages
Calib vals not written properly in factory or field cal
0
3,3
The calibration values written in factory or field calibration could
not be read. Reading EEPROM cals failed, so did attempted
default read
Diagnostics 
Messages
CJC port error detected
0
1,1
Communications to the CJC failed, subsequent retries may have
succeeded. CJC driver OverRun error
Diagnostics 
Messages
CJC port error detected
1
1,1
Communications to the CJC failed, subsequent retries may have
succeeded. CJC driver Framing error
Diagnostics 
Messages
CJC port error detected
2
1,1
Communications to the CJC failed, subsequent retries may have
succeeded. CJC driver Parity error
Diagnostics 
Messages
CJC port error detected
3
1,1
Communications to the CJC failed, subsequent retries may have
succeeded. CJC driver Receive Buffer Overflow error
Diagnostics 
Messages
CJC port error detected
4
1,1
Communications to the CJC failed, subsequent retries may have
succeeded. CJC driver Noise error
Diagnostics 
Messages
CJC port error detected
5
1,1
Communications to the CJC failed, subsequent retries may have
succeeded. CJC driver Idle error
Diagnostics 
Messages
Cannot enable ADC chip
0
4,4
The I/O card internal and/or external communications have failed
to be initialized correctly. 
Failed to configure and enable SPI master
Diagnostics 
Messages
Cannot enable ADC chip
1
4,4
Failed to initialize the CJC driver.
Failed to enable CJC Driver
Diagnostics 
Messages
Can't initialise the SPI for
ADCs
N/A
N/A
General error that the I/O card channel specified has failed to
make a measurement.
Diagnostics 
Messages
Can't initialise ADC speeds,
ranges, etc
0
1,1
One or more measurements on an AI channel have failed. 
Error selecting input pair on initialisation of AI board
Diagnostics 
Messages
Can't initialise ADC speeds,
ranges, etc
1
1,1
One or more measurements on an AI channel have failed. Error
setting relays (P1, P2) on initialisation of AI board
Diagnostics 
Messages
Can't initialise ADC speeds,
ranges, etc
2
1,1
An invalid configuration has been sent to the AI board.
Error setting filter value on initialisation of AI board
Diagnostics 
Messages
Can't initialise ADC speeds,
ranges, etc
3
1,1
An AI channel could not be reset on the AI board.
Error while resetting ADCs - more detail on channel specific
faults
Diagnostics 
Messages
Can't initialise ADC speeds,
ranges, etc
4
1,1
An AI channel could not be initialized on the AI.
Error initialising an ADC channel
Diagnostics 
Messages
Can't initialise the CJC
0
1,2
CJC failed to initialize. Check that CJC is fitted. Failed several
attempts to initialise CJC device on AI board
Diagnostics 
Messages
ADC not ready for requested
op chan
0
4,4
ADC conversion timed out - perhaps ADC filter value too slow for
acq. Rate. ADC not ready
Diagnostics 
Messages
Failed to reset ADC converters
0
1,1
An AI channel cannot be reset correctly.
Failed to reset ADC on AI board
Diagnostics 
Messages
Errror Message
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Type
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Error Messages
Table 23.1 :
Code
LED
Flash
code
Factory cal read from EEPROM was corrupt on powerup
0
3,3
An error occurred whilst reading the factory calibration on powerup; return to factory or try user calibrating. Error reading an AI
factory calibration from EEPROM on power-up
Diagnostics 
Messages
Factory RT cal read from
EEPROM was corrupt on
power-up
1
3,3
An error occurred whilst reading the RT calibration on power-up;
return to factory. Error reading AI RT calibration from EEPROM
on power-up
Diagnostics 
Messages
User cal read from EEPROM was corrupt on powerup
0
3,3
An error occurred whilst reading the user calibration on powerup; try re-user calibrating Error reading an AI user calibration
from EEPROM on power-up
Diagnostics 
Messages
User cal read from EEPROM was corrupt on powerup
1
3,3
Several errors occurred whilst reading the user calibration on
power-up; try re-user calibrating Multiple errors reading AI user
cal on power-up: factory calibrations set
Diagnostics 
Messages
Both cals read from EEPROM were corrupt
N/A
N/A
Both factory and user calibrations read from EEPROM were corrupt
Diagnostics 
Messages
There is no CJC reading
available
N/A
N/A
There is no CJC reading available
Diagnostics 
Messages
The last CJC value was not
read correctly
N/A
N/A
The last CJC value was not read correctly
Diagnostics 
Messages
ADC chip failed self test
chan
0
1,1
Did not pass the self test - value read wasn't the expected default
on given channel.
Diagnostics 
Messages
Detected open circuit load
on an enabled AO channel
N/A
N/A
The AO channel has an O/C load i.e. load has been removed.
Diagnostics 
Messages
Requested more than 21mA
output
N/A
N/A
The AO channel has been requested to retransmit >21mA.
Diagnostics 
Messages
Ambient temperature out of
limits
N/A
N/A
The AI card ambient temperature is outside of operating limits
Diagnostics 
Messages
Active burnout almost failed
on AI channel
N/A
N/A
The T/C on the specified AI channel has almost burnout, however a value can still be measured (T/C almost failed O/C).
Diagnostics 
Messages
Active burnout S/C detected
on AI channel
N/A
N/A
The T/C on the specified AI channel has burnout (failed O/C)
whilst set to active burnout mode.
Diagnostics 
Messages
Active burnout degraded on
AI channel
N/A
N/A
The T/C on the specified AI channel has degraded performance,
however a value can still be measured.
Diagnostics 
Messages
Out of burnout on AI channel
N/A
N/A
The T/C on the specified AI channel has recovered from a burnout condition. Suspect a bad connection/failing T/C.
Diagnostics 
Messages
Upscale burnout on AI channel
N/A
N/A
The T/C on the specified AI channel has burnout (failed O/C).
The pen has gone upscale as stated in the setup.
Diagnostics 
Messages
Downscale burnout on AI
channel
N/A
N/A
The T/C on the specified AI channel has burnout (failed O/C).
The pen has gone downscale as stated in the setup.
Diagnostics 
Messages
AI channel dual point compensation error, using single
point 1
N/A
N/A
Dual point compensation was specified, but one or more points
were invalid therefore setup has been defaulted to single point
compensation using point 1.
Diagnostics 
Messages
AI channel: User analogue
high and low limits are same
N/A
N/A
User limits were required for the specified analogue channel;
however both limits were incorrectly detected with the value.
Diagnostics 
Messages
Errror Message
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Code
LED
Flash
code
AI channel; removing fast
scanning support
N/A
N/A
Fast scanning option is disabled or is illegal for board/channel,
but was specified in the setup file
Diagnostics 
Messages
AI channel; updating illegal
acquisition rate
N/A
N/A
The acquisition rate specified in the setup for an AI channel was
not allowed for board and option selected
Diagnostics 
Messages
AO channel; incorrect
retransmit pen
N/A
N/A
The setup for the given AO channel specified an invalid pen to
retransmit.
Diagnostics 
Messages
Slot number of channels
changed – x channels previously; currently y channels
N/A
N/A
The I/O card is the same type as that run previously, however
has a different number of channels. This will be as a result of a
board upgrade /downgrade.
Diagnostics 
Messages
Slot setup mismatch: AO in
setup; updating to AI
N/A
N/A
An AO board was detected on the previous run, but now an AI
board has been detected, therefore the AI setup will be used
instead of the AO.
Diagnostics 
Messages
Slot setup mismatch: AO in
setup; updating to Pulse
N/A
N/A
An AO board was detected on the previous run, but now a pulse
board has been detected, therefore the pulse setup will be used
instead of the AO.
Diagnostics 
Messages
Slot setup mismatch: AI in
setup; updating to AO
N/A
N/A
An AI board was detected on the previous run, but now an AO
board has been detected, therefore the AO setup will be used
instead of the AI.
Diagnostics 
Messages
Slot setup mismatch: AI in
setup; updating to Pulse
N/A
N/A
An AI board was detected on the previous run, but now a pulse
board has been detected, therefore the pulse setup will be used
instead of the AI.
Diagnostics 
Messages
Slot setup mismatch: Pulse
in setup; updating to AI
N/A
N/A
A pulse board was detected on the previous run, but now an AI
board has been detected, therefore the AI setup will be used
instead of the pulse.
Diagnostics 
Messages
Slot setup mismatch: Pulse
in setup; updating to AO
N/A
N/A
A pulse board was detected on the previous run, but now an AO
board has been detected, therefore the AO setup will be used
instead of the pulse.
Diagnostics 
Messages
Slot setup mismatch: DIO in
setup; updating to Alarm
N/A
N/A
A DIO board was detected on the previous run, but now an alarm
board has been detected, therefore the alarm setup will be used
instead of the DIO.
Diagnostics 
Messages
Slot setup mismatch: Alarm
in setup; updating to DIO
N/A
N/A
An alarm board was detected on the previous run, but now a DIO
board has been detected, therefore the DIO setup will be used
instead of the alarm.
Diagnostics 
Messages
Slot setup unspecified for AI
card
N/A
N/A
A warning that a new AI board has been fitted.
Diagnostics 
Messages
Slot setup unspecified for
AO card
N/A
N/A
A warning that a new AO board has been fitted.
Diagnostics 
Messages
Slot setup unspecified for
pulse card
N/A
N/A
A warning that a new pulse board has been fitted.
Diagnostics 
Messages
Slot setup unspecified for
DIO card
N/A
N/A
A warning that a new DIO board has been fitted.
Diagnostics 
Messages
Slot setup unspecified for
Alarm card
N/A
N/A
A warning that a new alarm board has been fitted.
Diagnostics 
Messages
Errror Message
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Type
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Error Messages
Table 23.1 :
Code
LED
Flash
code
Firmware upgrade
N/A
N/A
Notification that the recorder has just detected that the software
has been upgraded from the last successful run
System Status and
Messages
Configuration Loaded
N/A
N/A
Notification that the configuration has been successfully loaded
System Status and
Messages
Setup Changed
N/A
N/A
Notification that the user has changed one or more items on the
recorder setup
System Status and
Messages
Pen x using scripts but
option not available
N/A
N/A
Scripts are selected on Pen X, but the recorder options disables
scripts
Diagnostics and
System Status and
Meassages
Invalid number format.
Exponential numbers must
be entered in the format
1.23E-12
N/A
N/A
The number entered was not in the correct format.
Diagnostics Status
DIO and Messages
AUTO OPS - Failed to load
remotely uploaded configuration
N/A
N/A
Configuration remote download has failed.
Configuration remotely
loaded
N/A
N/A
Configuration has been remotely downloaded successfully.
System Status and
Messages
FTP transfer operation timeout failure
N/A
N/A
The requested FTP operation has timed out.
System Status and
Messages
FTP transfer operation failed
N/A
N/A
The requested FTP operation has failed.
System Status and
Messages
FTP transfer finished successfully
N/A
N/A
The requested FTP operation has completed successfully.
System Status and
Messages
Scheduled Export data performed
N/A
N/A
The scheduled data export completed successfully
System Status and
Messages
Media Missing
N/A
N/A
Report that the specified media is not inserted
System Status and
Messages
Media Full
N/A
N/A
Report that the specified media is full
System Status and
Messages
Scheduled export failed media removed during
export
N/A
N/A
The scheduled export failed because the media was removed
during transfer operation.
System Status and
Messages
Scheduled export failed unknown media error
N/A
N/A
The scheduled export failed because of an unknown cause
System Status and
Messages
Scheduled export failed could not create export
folder
N/A
N/A
The scheduled export failed because the export folder was not
present and could not be created.
System Status and
Messages
Scheduled export failed - no
media present
N/A
N/A
The scheduled export has failed because no media is present
System Status and
Messages
Media space too low for next
scheduled data transfer
N/A
N/A
The space available on the media is too little for the next scheduled operation
System Status and
Messages
Errror Message
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Type
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Table 23.1 :
Code
LED
Flash
code
Unable to load
N/A
N/A
Unable to load requested file
Diagnostics and
System Status and
Meassages
Message time earlier than
oldest chart data
N/A
N/A
No chart data exists for time of message (the data blocks have
been recycled)
System Status and
Messages
Layout not valid or incorrect
recorder type
N/A
N/A
Layout specified is invalid or invalid for the recorder type that it is
trying to be used on
System Status and
Messages
Recorder now operating in
daylight saving time
N/A
N/A
Notification that the recorder is now operating in daylight saving
mode
System Status and
Messages
Recorder now operating in
standard time
N/A
N/A
Notification that the recorder is now operating in standard time
mode
System Status and
Messages
Setup error
N/A
N/A
An unrecoverable error was found in the recorder setup file.
System Status and
Messages
Reset Passwords
N/A
N/A
The passwords held in the recorder have been deleted.
This user is not permitted to
log in at this time
N/A
N/A
The user is not allowed to log on because it is outside of their
time allocation.
You must have at least one
top level user in the system
if passwords are enabled
N/A
N/A
There must be at least one administrator user when passwords
are enabled.
Reset password data to factory default. This will invoke
a recorder restart
N/A
N/A
A prompt to tell the user that resetting the passwords to the factory default will automatically cause the recorder to restart.
Login Failed
N/A
N/A
General fail message, specific cause has already been identified
previously.
Login has failed: Error
Unknown
N/A
N/A
General fail message, specific cause could not be identified.
Policy Failed - Password
configuration unsuccessful
N/A
N/A
Password system has failed to start-up correctly because of a
problem with the configuration
This account needs to be
reset by an administrator
N/A
N/A
This account must be reset by someone with administrator
authorization
Access Denied to Area
N/A
N/A
Access to the area that the operator tried to access is refused
because the operator has not got the authority level necessary
Password Failure
N/A
N/A
User has tried to login and has failed.
Inactivity Timeout
N/A
N/A
Recorder inactivity has timed the current user out; so the user
must re-log on.
Unknown Password Error
N/A
N/A
Password system has failed to start-up correctly for an unknown
reason
Supplied username contains space characters
N/A
N/A
A username cannot contain space characters.
DPPQ - FATAL ERROR DATA LOSS
N/A
N/A
Acquired I/O card data has been lost
Errror Message
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Type
Diagnostics Status
IO and Messages
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Error Messages
Table 23.1 :
Code
LED
Flash
code
Data reset has been performed
N/A
N/A
The data held internally has been deleted
System Status and
Messages
The touch screen was NOT
calibrated
N/A
N/A
The touch screen requires calibration
System Status and
Messages
Errror Message
376
Description/Cause
Type
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Appendix L: GR Series AMS2750 capabilities
AMS2750 and the GR Series Recorders
The recorders can operate in 2 Modes:
1. Temperature Uniformity Survey (TUS) – Stand alone recorder that measures T/Cs in
oven/furnace, only available on an Multitrend GR and DR Graphic recorder.
2. Process mode – Screen & Timers. Program when next survey and calibration is due.
Any recorder type. (can run separate on side of the oven as part of the process instruments).
Note
Instrumentation and Instrumentation Calibration refer to AMS2750, sections 3.2, 3.3 and Table 3.
Note: It is recommended that the recorders be used with the rear cover in place when using
them for recording data for AMS2750 applications or any thermocouple measurement to
minimize the ambient effects on the cold junction compensation measurement.
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AMS2750 Process mode
AMS2750 process is used when the recorder is attached to the process in the role of a recording device. All Multitrend GR, Minitrend GR eZtrend GR and DR Graphic recorders can operate in the Process mode and can be used as a process recorder to monitor
process timers for calibration due dates and thermocouple usage set by the user.
Process mode adds some new status screens and timers to the recorder to help with
AMS2750 compliance of the process, giving a countdown to SAT and TUS intervals as well
as control TC and instrument calibration. The standard GR Series recorders are capable
of performing this task by enabling the appropriate number of credits in the Credits Option.
This additional functionality provides you with an easier to use more complete solution, especially in conjunction with the thermocouple usage tracking facility, see “Thermocouple
Usage Tracking (AMS2750)” on page 390.
Note
Abbreviated terms used in this document
• TUS - Temperature Uniformity Survey
• AMS2750 - Aerospace Material Specification
• SAT - System Accuracy Test
The abbreviation will be used throughout this document.
AMS2750 Credit Option
(Main Menu select Configure > Setup > Edit > General > Factory > Credits > Options).
AMS2750 Process Mode is available as a credit option, this allows the specification of the
AMS2750 modes. To activate credit options, see “Options” on page 196.
AMS2750 Process Mode requires 5 credits to be enabled. If more credits are required
please contact Honeywell, see back page for contact details.
AMS2750 Process option enables the AMS2750 process mode and thermocouple usage
tracking. This option is available for theMultitrend GR, Minitrend GR eZtrend GR and
DR Graphic recorders.
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Scroll down the menu and select: AMS2750 Process
AMS2750 Process Menu
(Main Menu > Screen > Edit > Screens) or (Main Menu > Configure > Layout > Edit >
Screens).
Available on the Multitrend GR, Minitrend GR eZtrend GR and DR Graphic recorders.
A dedicated status screen is available for the process mode based on a group, this displays
the parameters for the process, furnace details, as well as the countdown timers and thermocouple tracking status.
To enable the process timers select any Screen#, go to Template Type and select AMS2750
Process.
The screen has a group name selection where you can select the groups 1 to 6. This relates
to the furnaces 1 to 6 as configured in “I/O + AMS2750 (Process Mode)” on page 383,
Furnace configuration menu.
NOTE: Pens must be assigned to the individual groups in the Group item in “Pens Menu”
on page 84.
For details on the complete Screen menu go to “Screens” on page 157.
AMS2750 Process Screen
Process Screen details
When the AMS2750 Process screen first appears all the buttons are grey until the due dates
are set. Select the button on the screen to set the due dates.
Use the Screen button at the top of the recorder screen to change the screens using the
Next and Previous buttons.
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Example of a Process
screen on a Minitrend GR
or eZtrend GR recorder.
AMS2750 Process screen.
Shows countdown timers
that can be set manually by
the user.
Green - TC is over 5 days
from expiry
Amber - TC’s is 0 to 5 days
from expiry
Red - TC’s has expired.
Select the on screen buttons to set the countdown timers for each timer individually and follow the on screen instructions.
The AMS2750 process screen for the recorder will display the countdown timers for the
SAT, TUS, Instrument Calibration and the Control Thermocouple calibration. The number of
days remaining are displayed on a colour coded button.
The furnace name and the furnace class is also displayed
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Example of a process screen on an SX recorder
Countdown Timers
SAT, TUS, Control TC and Instrument calibration timers
When a SAT, TUS, Instrument Cal or Control TC button is pressed you may be asked to
enter user name and password if this function is enabled. See “Passwords (AMS2750)”
on page 419.
The timer reset screen is displayed that shows the next suggested date for SAT and TUS
depending on Furnace class, material and instrumentation type, or provide a date 1 month
in the future for Control TC or Instrument calibration.
The SAT, TUS, Control TC and Instrument Cal timers are separately implemented within a
class, where there is one instance per group/furnace (6 in total).
Each timer has a date to expiry, the date is initially set to zero, this indicates that the relevant
timer is not required – or has not yet been used.
A timer processing class coordinates the class instances for the thermocouple usage timers
and the individual TUS, SAT, Control TC and Instrument Cal Countdown Timers.
The timer can be disabled, by clearing the timer to zero; it will then be shown as unused.
TUS Due In: SAT Due In:
The TUS and SAT countdown timers track the next date for survey/test and displays this information on a the AMS2750 process screen. The user is alerted when these timers are
about to expire.
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When a SAT timer is reset a message is posted to the system message queue. When a SAT
timer enters a warning period or expires a message will be posted to the system message
list. Upon expiry for SAT or TUS, the recorder displays non-compliance and logs a message
to the system message list.
You can reset the date/time for SAT or TUS, providing another new target time/date for the
timers. Upon reset a message is logged into the system message list. This is password protected for tracking. See “Passwords (AMS2750)” on page 419.
SAT interval timer
The SAT timer is based on tables found in AMS2750 that are dependent on Furnace class,
Instrument type and if it is a parts or raw material furnace.
Instrument Cal. Due In:
A countdown timer provides a countdown to the next instrument calibration. This can be
changed by selecting this button and changing the date using the on screen date selection.
This will reset the next instrument calibration date.
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The user can change the date and select OK, this will reset the timer to countdown to the
new date.
The button marked with the “X” will simply return the user to the process screen with the
countdown timer unchanged.
The disabled button will set the timer to an “Unused” state by setting the time to 0. The timer
will then be displayed as Unused with a grey button. To re-enable the button is pressed and
a date entered and ok selected.
Control TC due:
A countdown timer provides a countdown to the next control thermocouple calibration. This
can be changed by selecting this button and changing the date using the on screen date
selection. This will reset the next control thermocouple calibration date.
Process Inst.:
Displays status of the thermocouple usage tracking, this shows the rolled up status for all
TC’s being tracked, the colour of the box determines the state of the TC closest to expiry. If
the user presses the TC Status button this goes directly to the TC tracking status screen.
See “Thermocouple Usage” on page 390. Note – this button shows the status for ALL
thermocouples being monitored for usage in the system not just for group being displayed.
Timer Reset
When a SAT, TUS, Instrument Cal or Control TC button is pressed you may be asked to
enter a user name and password if enabled. See “Passwords (AMS2750)” on page 419.
The dialog box shows the next suggested date for SAT and TUS depending on Furnace
class, material and instrumentation type, or provides a date 1 month in the future for Control
TC or Instrument calibration.
SAT
System Accuracy Tests (SAT)
AMS2750 Section 3.4 - defines what equipment requires SAT, the frequency, waiver conditions and the test procedure to use
Refer to the section on “AMS2750 Process mode” on page 378 onwards for more details
on SAT.
I/O + AMS2750 (Process Mode)
(Main Menu > Configure > Setup > Edit >)
Normally labelled Field IO, this button has been modified for AMS2750 configuration. 
All other analogue inputs are not affected. This menu includes:
“Furnace Configuration Menu (Process Mode)” on page 385 (AMS2750 button)
“Sensors Configuration Menu (Process Mode)” on page 386
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AMS2750 Button (Process Mode)
(Main Menu > Configure > Setup > Edit > I/O + AMS2750)
This button produces the Furnace Configuration Menus
Furnace Configuration Menu (Process Mode)
(Main Menu > Configure > Setup > Edit > I/O + AMS2750)
Refer to AMS2750, section 3.3.1 and Tables 6, 7, 8 & 9.
Up to 6 furnaces or ovens can be configured and fed into one recorder. Furnaces 1 to 6 relate directly to Groups 1 to 6 configured in “AMS2750 Process Menu” on page 379. Select each furnace in turn and configure as required.
• Name - Name or tag used to identify this furnace. 39 characters of Alphanumeric.
• Manufacturer - Enter the manufacturer of the furnace.
• Model Number - Unique Model or Serial number of this furnace. 19 characters Alphanumeric
• Class - Enter the Furnace class, 1 to 6 numeric
• Mat. Type - Enter the type of material or load, Parts or Raw material furnace
• Instrument Type - (A to E) Refer to AMS2750, section 3.3.1.1
• Into cycle at - used to define a temperature cycle for a certain number of uses. When
the furnace has reached the high temperature set here and then falls below the Low
temperature set in the menu below, this is a complete temperature cycle. 
Eg. Into cycle is set to 110 (can go higher) in use, once it drops back to the Out of cycle
set eg. Out of cycle is set to 90, the cycle is complete.
• Out of cycle at - Set Out of cycle as explained above in Into Cycle.
When all the furnace details are complete, select Finish and Commit.
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Sensors Button
(Main Menu > Configure > Setup > Edit > I/O + AMS2750)
This button produces the Sensor Configuration Menus
Sensors Configuration Menu (Process Mode)
(Main Menu > Configure > Setup > Edit > I/O + Sensors)
Refer to AMS2750, section 3.1 and Table 1, and table 2 for Thermocouple information.
NOTE: As per AMS2750 Standard the Noble metals T/C’s (R,S & B) do not require tracking
of the number of uses but do require Tracking Calibration, see page 388. The Track Usage
will not be available in the menu for these types of T/Cs.
The number of sensors available depends on the hardware fitted in the recorder.
Select a Sensor
• Enabled - Toggle On and Off.
• Type - Select this for a list of available Signal Inputs.
• AMS2750 Info - See “AMS2750 Info (Process Mode)” on page 388.
• Sample Rate - Select this for a list of available Analogue Input sample speeds. A Fast
Scanning range of 50Hz (20ms) is available as a firmware option (not available for the
eZtrend GR recorder). See “Firmware Credit System” on page 241.
Arranged in 2 banks of 3 inputs, and sample rate must be the same within each bank,
only for eZtrend GR recorder.
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• Damp Level - The damping filter is an advanced algorithm offering improved response
over more traditional methods. It works by producing configurable levels of damping but at the same time being able to respond rapidly to large input changes. Enter the
Damp Level in Engineering Units.
• Burnout Type - Only available when Type is set to TC (Thermocouple). Toggle
between Active and Passive. Active means it will send out a current to the TC. Set to
Passive means it takes a reading without sending out a current. The T/C is wired differently for Active and Passive Burnout (see Figure , “Figure 2.16 Input signal
wiring,” on page 31 ). (Active Burnout is not available for the eZtrend GR
recorder). 
Active Burnout checks the health of the thermocouples every 30 seconds, if your process requires continuous check of the thermocouples to see if they are in burnout you
should use Passive Burnout. Active burnout is an implementation of thermocouple
health and provides error warning messages for a range of thermocouple activity/failure
conditions. Passive burnout does not provide any error warning messages.
If the thermocouple wiring changes and the channel is set to Active, select Passive and
Commit the change. Then return to the menu and select Active and Commit the change
to update burnout settings.
• Show Burnout - Only available when Type is set to TC. Toggle between Upscale and
Downscale Burnout.
• TC Type - Only available when Type is set to TC. Select this for a list of available TC
types.
• CJ Comp - Only available when Type is set to TC. Select this for a list of available CJ
Compensation. See “Thermocouple CJC Compensation” on page 338.
• • Int Automatic - Uses the cold junction sensor in the recorder as a variable reference temperature
• • Ext 0 Deg C - Assumes the cold junction is held at 0C to provide a 0mV reference, external to the recorder
• • Ext with Spec Temp - Uses a reference junction held at a constant temperature. Specify the temperature that the cold junction sensor is to be set at.
• • Ext Input - Use a thermocouple or resistance thermometer from another channel to measure the cold junction sensor
• Units - (Ohms, Volts and Amps only). This is the Units of Measurement for each input.
Select and enter a value. Max 13 characters. For Thermocouple and Resistance Thermometer units, see “Localisation” on page 136 .
• Label - Select and enter a identification label for the input. Select and enter a label. Max
15 characters.
• Sensor Comp - Sensor Compensation may be required to improve accuracy on a sub
range. This is an adjustment to the value of the signal input on each channel, based on
the Engineering units settings. Choose from Single Point, Dual Point or Multi Point Cal,
see “Sensor Compensation” on page 351
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AMS2750 Info (Process Mode)
(Main Menu > Configure > Setup > Edit > I/O + Sensors > AMS2750 Info)
The items in this menu are different depending on if the recorder is in Process mode or TUS
mode. In Process mode this menu is used to track the usage of each sensor (TC). 
For TUS mode, see “AMS2750 Info (TUS Mode)” on page 399.
This menu shows Track Usage
for a recorder in Process mode.
• Track Usage - Check this if you wish to track the usage of this TC.
• Type - expendable (Designed for a single use; not reusable), non-expendable thermocouple (Designed for more than one use, refer to AMS2750 spec.). Number of uses,
usually 0, this is overridden to allow reuse of salvaged thermocouples, this is clearly
logged.
• Load TC - Check this if this is the Load TC. TC's attached directly to parts that are being
heat treated are usually bare and called load-thermocouples. Only calibrated thermocouple wire be used when making TC's. Refer to AMS2750 spec, Table 1.
• Renewed On - Enter a date using the date selection screen for when the sensor was
last renewed. i.e. the current TC was connected on this date.
• Track Cal. - Check this to track the calibration information of this sensor.
• Next Cal. Date - Enter a date using the date selection screen for when the next calibration is due for renewal.
• Cal. Adjust - Cal adjust for each TC up to 9 cal points. Extrapolates between those
points. Calibration adjustments can be added and deleted, by selecting Add or delete.
In the Cal. Point (Deg C) column use the touch screen and the on-screen keypad to
enter the calibration point value. In the Correction (Deg C) column enter the amount by
which the sensor can be allowed + or - from the Cal point, in degrees C, before being
regarded as out of calibration. EG. cal point 1 = 100 (-5), cal point 2 = 300 (1.0), cal
point 3 = 500 (-.75). Looks for the setpoint = 150 and works out the sensor cal for 150.
See “Thermocouple Calibration Adjustments” on page 389.
•• Copy Cal. Adjust - the ability to copy settings from one input to another. See
page 400
• Cert. No. - enter the certificate number for the sensor.
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Pens for TC’s (Process Mode)
Set up and configure pens to display the readings for each thermocouple.
Pens can be allocated to a Group with other pens to display information. Pens are required
to be put into a group and then the group # is selected in the Screen menu and displayed
on the Process screen. See “Pens Menu” on page 84. To run reports pens must be in a
group.
Up to 6 groups of pens can be created. The screen has a group name selection where you
can select the groups 1 to 6. See “AMS2750 Process Menu” on page 379.
Groups 1 to 6 relate directly to furnaces 1 to 6 as configured in “I/O + AMS2750 (Process
Mode)” on page 383, Furnace configuration menu.
Thermocouple Calibration Adjustments
If a thermocouple has been calibrated, the calibration points can be added to the additional
TUS info for each sensor, the calibration will then be added to the existing single or dual
point cal (Instrument cal)>, under process conditions and the relevant corrections for each
soak extracted into the report.
The tables can contain just a single entry, effectively acting as a single point calibration and
will be applied across the whole range.
A total of 9 points are available allowing you to specify 1 to 9 calibration points and the sensor correction from that cal point. e.g. cal point 300 deg C, correction = 0.6. This would add
a 0.6 degree C correction at 300 degrees C.
If only one cal point is entered then it will be taken as a single point cal and that correction
applied across the whole range.
If two or more points are added, then a reference table will be generated, this will use the
standard reference table functionality currently within GR Series and apply that to the signal.
All thermocouple calibration adjustments will be performed after the existing single or dual
cal has been applied to the signal.
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Thermocouple Usage Tracking (AMS2750)
(Main menu > Status > TC Usage)
Thermocouple Usage Tracking is available with both TUS and Process options.
It provides a means to track the usage of thermocouples within the recorder when being
used as a process instrument. This give an indication to when thermocouples need replacing dependent on load cycles and other factors specified in AMS2750.
Thermocouple usage tracking is shown as a status screen within the recorder. It shows the
current status of the thermocouple within the furnace in process mode.
A thermocouple has to be configured to be tracked for either calibration or usage within the
sensor configuration.
If a thermocouple is set to be tracked but has no expiry or recalibration requirement, the
number of days in use will be shown as opposed to a countdown till expiry.
Up to 16 sensor status buttons will be displayed on a DR Graphic & Minitrend GR, or eZtrend GR and 24 on an Multitrend GR. If more sensors are available than fit on a single
page then the “Next” button will be available and will show the remainder of the sensors.
To activate a TC to be tracked, see “AMS2750 Info (Process Mode)” on page 388
or “AMS2750 Info (TUS Mode)” on page 399.
Figure 24.1 Thermocouple Usage
The status for each sensor is shown as a status button, and shows the following top level
information.
• Sensor Input/Thermocouple ID
• Overall health – Green = TC is over 5 days from expiry, Amber = TC’s is 0 to 5 days
from expiry, Red = TC’s has expired.
• Countdown in uses/days to end of life - days left, Uses left and how long the TC has
been in use.
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By selecting a sensor a dialog box appears showing more information and also providing a
configure button for the sensor. The additional information is as follows and as shown
above.
• Type of TC - Expendable or Non-expendable, and metal type
• Serial Number - unique to that TC
• Certificate No. - of sensor
• Installed on - the date when the current TC was connected
• Calibration on - the date when the TC was last calibrated.
Select the Configure button to take a short cut to the Sensors menu (Main Menu > Configure
> Setup > Edit > I/O AMS2750 > Sensors). You can access the thermocouple and change
the details for the newly connected replacement TC. When a thermocouple is reset a message is added to the system message list to indicate a reset.
User alert system to display when a thermocouple is reaching end of life, and when one or
more have reached end of life.
The colour coding for the TC Status button on the Process screen are as follows:
• Green - TC is over 5 days from expiry
• Amber - TC’s is 0 to 5 days from expiry
• Red - TC’s has expired.
When the end of life of a thermocouple is reached a message is added to the system message list to indicate a thermocouple has reached end of life, for each thermocouple.
When the recorder is in AMS2750 process mode as an option in the credit menu, you cannot select the “Track Usage” option for B, R or S type Thermocouples.
Per AMS2750 these are considered noble metal thermocouples and should be tracked
based on when they require recalibration and not based on uses. The other types of thermocouples can be selected for the “track usage” function but the B, R or S types greyed out
and cannot be selected.
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TUS mode
Temperature Uniformity Survey (TUS) Mode
The Temperature Uniformity Survey (TUS) is a key requirement for a Nadcap audit. The basic test is to determine how well a furnace performs relative to it’s design. In particular the
uniformity of the temperature within the volume of the working area of the furnace compared
to the programmed setpoint.
There are 6 classes of Furnace (Class 1 to 6) based on how well they maintain the temperature within the furnace working area, with class 1 being the tightest and Class 6 the least
stringent.
The TUS is performed on a regular basis to insure the furnace continues to meet the uniformity that is defined by the process procedures and the requirements for heat treating a
particular part or material. Refer to AMS2750 spec
The TUS also involves the soak time and the amount of temperature overshoot observed (if
any).
Another key factor in the heat treatment process is monitoring the number of times the T/C’s
have been used and the temperatures they have been exposed too to insure they are accurate and reliable.
This type of capability for doing uniformity surveys and documenting the results has been
added to the DR Graphic & Multitrend GR recorder and provides an easy to use and understand TUS process screen along with a PC analysis software.
Temperature uniformity survey (TUS) mode can be performed using an DR Graphic & Multitrend GR recorder that is configured to be used as a TUS test instrument. The DR Graphic & Multitrend GR recorder provides a custom display for the user and outputs a custom
data set enabling the AMS2750 Report Generation Tool to produce a TUS report. This is a
dedicated mode especially for TUS surveys and is only available on the DR Graphic & Multitrend GR recorder.
TUS mode on the DR Graphic & Multitrend GR recorder is intended to operate as a stand
alone piece of test equipment.
A total of 40 sensors can be monitored and the data incorporated into a single report by the
Multitrend GR recorder. These are consecutive pens from 1 to 40, on a 9 sensors system
this assumes the pens are 1 to 9 and map directly to analogue inputs 1 to 9.
The probing method for a TUS survey (AMS2750 3.5.15.1) is supported using MODBUS
master within the DR Graphic & Multitrend GR recorder performing the TUS, retrieving
the additional information via MODBUS from compatible controller/recorder instruments.
TUS mode is selectable using a specific option in the credits system.
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AMS2750 (TUS) - Credit Option
(Main Menu select Configure > Setup > Edit > General > Factory > Credits > Options).
AMS2750 TUS Mode is available as a credit option, this allows the specification of the
AMS2750 modes. To activate credit options “Options” on page 196.
AMS2750 TUS Mode requires 10 credits to be enabled. If more credits are required please
contact Honeywell, see back page for contact details.
AMS2750 TUS option enables the recorder to carry out TUS, this also enables the thermocouple usage tracking. TUS is ONLY available on the DR Graphic & Multitrend GR recorder, and is not provided on the Minitrend GR and eZtrend GR models.
Scroll down the menu and select: AMS2750 TUS
AMS2750 Process and AMS2750 TUS options are mutually exclusive.
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AMS2750 (TUS) Screen
To enable the AMS2750 TUS screen go from the Main Menu > Screen > Edit > Screens 
(or Main Menu > Configure > Layout > Edit > Screens. 
The next available screen will default to AMS2750 TUS when this option is selected in the
credits. This TUS screen is fixed to that screen number and cannot be changed to another
screen type unless the credit option is disabled.
For complete details of the Screen menu go to “Screens” on page 157.
Use the Screen button at the top of the recorder screen to change the screens using the
Next and Previous buttons
I/O + AMS2750 (TUS)
(Main Menu > Configure > Setup > Edit >)
Normally labelled Field IO, this button has been modified for AMS2750 configuration. All other analogue inputs are not affected. This menu includes:
“Furnace Configuration Menu (TUS)” on page 396 (AMS2750 button)
“Sensor Configuration Menu (TUS)” on page 399
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AMS2750 Menu (TUS)
(Main Menu > Configure > Setup > Edit > I/O + AMS2750 >AMS2750)
Each configuration requires TUS specific entries, these are as follows
Ramp and soak configuration, there are up to six ramp and soak settings available, these
specify the different soak (dwell) temperatures required for the TUS.
Timers, the timers associated with the TUS soak and ramp detection can be adjusted to suit
the user.
The tolerance/hysteresis of the soak stability detection can be adjusted to suite the user, this
defines how stability is determined in the soak.
•
“Furnace #” on page 396
•
“Stability Detect” on page 397
•
“Setpoint #” on page 398
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Furnace Configuration Menu (TUS)
(Main Menu > Configure > Setup > Edit > I/O + AMS2750 > AMS2750 >Furnace #)
Refer to AMS2750, section 3.3.1 and Tables 6, 7, 8 & 9.
Furnace #
A number of parameters are needed for each furnace requiring a TUS, they are stored in a
furnace configuration within the setup and are as follows
• Name - Name or tag used to identify this furnace. 39 characters of Alphanumeric.
• Manufacturer - Enter the manufacturer of the furnace.
• Model Number - Unique Model or Serial number of this furnace. 19 characters Alphanumeric
• Class - Enter the Furnace class, 1 to 6 numeric
• Mat. Type - Enter the type of material or load, Parts or Raw material furnace
• Shape - Furnace shape, rectangular, cylindrical or other
• Meas. Units - Furnace measurement units (Metres, millimetres, feet or inches)
• Height - Furnace height dependent on shape
• Width - Furnace width dependent on shape
• Depth - Furnace depth dependent on shape
Note. these are the dimensions for the qualified working area
• Inst. Type - Instrument Type (A to E) Refer to AMS2750, section 3.3.1.1
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• Into cycle at - used to define a temperature cycle for a certain number of uses. When
the furnace has reached the high temperature set here and then falls below the Low
temperature set in the menu below, this is a complete temperature cycle. Eg. Into cycle
is set to 110 (can go higher) in use, once it drops back to the Out of cycle set eg. Out of
cycle is set to 90, the cycle is complete.
• Out of cycle at - Set Out of cycle as explained above in Into Cycle.
When all the details are complete, select Finish and Commit, or go Back to Stability Detect
and setpoint menus.
Stability Detect
(Main Menu > Configure > Setup > Edit > I/O + AMS2750 > AMS2750 > Stability Detect)
During the TUS the recorder starts to monitor all sensors for stability, all sensors must remain stable for a minimum of 2 minutes in order to progress to “in soak, in stability” mode.
no TC’s can drift by more than “X” degrees within a 2 minute period for stability to be
achieved” (X defaults to 0.5 Deg C) See “During survey” on page 410.
This time is determined by how you set up the stability parameters whether you base it on
time or the degree (temperature) variation
The tolerance/hysteresis of the soak stability detection can be adjusted to suite the user, this
defines how stability is determined in the soak.
Stability detect is measured in 3 ways.
1. Timeout, see below
2. Automated detection, see below
3. Manual stability, the user can determine when stability has been achieved and can use
the manual override button on the TUS screen to register stability.
• Timer Enable - Default is off. Check this to enable the Stability Detect Timer
• Time - (default 10 mins). Timer based stability, the system will be deemed stable after
the defined period of time that all TC’s remain within tolerance from the point at which
they all enter the soak band.
• Auto Enable - Default is off. Automatic stability, Stability will deemed to be achieved
when all TC’s are within tolerance band required for soak for class and no TC continues
to change in temperature by more than a user defined degree step between readings.
• Degree Change - This becomes enabled when Auto Enable is activated. Default is 0.5
degree over 2 mins, looks for an amount of temperature drift on any TC.
When all the details are complete, select Finish and Commit, or go Back to Furnace or Setpoint menus.
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Setpoint #
(Main Menu > Configure > Setup > Edit > I/O + AMS2750 > AMS2750 > Setpoint)
The configured setpoint or soak level, this is the level configured for each thermocouple configuration as per AMS2750. Up to 6 setpoints can be configured individually as a part of a
single survey. The setpoints must be done in an increasingly progressive order.
• Enabled - Default is off. Check to enable.
• Setpoint - Enter the survey setpoint value as a temperature.
• Stable Soak Time - soak time for the actual survey period. Per AMS2750, the minimum
survey soak time is 30 minutes.
• Tolerance Override - Check to enable. This will become the working tolerance for the
soak in the TUS as opposed to the tolerance for the class.
• Tolerance - set a tolerance override temp value.
When all the details are complete, select Finish and Commit, or go Back to the Furnace or
Stability Detect menus.
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Sensor Configuration Menu (TUS)
(Main Menu > Configure > Setup > Edit > I/O + AMS2750 > Sensors)
Refer to AMS2750, section 3.1 and Table 1, and Table 2 for Thermocouple information.
The number of sensors available depends on the hardware fitted in the recorder.
The menu configuration is the same as “Sensors Configuration Menu (Process Mode)”
on page 386
Sensor #
(Main Menu > Configure > Setup > Edit > I/O + AMS2750 > Sensors > Sensor #)
The menu configuration is the same as “Sensors Configuration Menu (Process Mode)”
on page 386 except for the AMS2750 Info menu.
AMS2750 Info (TUS Mode)
(Main Menu > Configure > Setup > Edit > I/O + AMS2750 > Sensors > Sensor # > AMS2750
Info)
In TUS mode (DR Graphic &Multitrend GR recorders only) each sensor requires additional information, this information is stored separately to the recorder configuration allowing it
to be reused for multiple furnaces (or recorder configurations)
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• TUS TC - Check this to include this TC in the TUS
• Control TC - Depending on Instrument type refer to AMS2750 specification, section
3.3. If a TC is set to be “control TC” i.e. the input is spliced into the control TC, all functions will remain the same as for all other survey TC’s, except there will be no calibration adjustments for the Control TC.
• Track Usage - Check this if you wish to track the usage of this TC.
• Serial Number - Batch or Serial number of this sensor, 40 Alphanumeric.
• Position - of thermocouple, enter the position of the sensor in the furnace. 
Eg. Top left front or Bottom right back.
• Manufacturer - Enter the manufacturer of the sensor, 20 alphanumeric
• Type - expendable, non-expendable thermocouple. Number of uses, usually 0, this is
overridden to allow reuse of salvaged thermocouples, this is clearly logged.
• Renewed On - Enter a date using the date selection screen for when the sensor was
last renewed. i.e. the current TC was connected on this date.
• Track Cal. - Check this to track the calibration information of this sensor.
• Next Cal. Date - Enter a date using the date selection screen for when the next calibration is due for renewal.
• Cal. Adjust - Cal adjust for each TC up to 9 cal points. Extrapolates between those
points. Calibration adjustments can be added and deleted, by selecting Add. In the Cal.
Point (Deg C) column use the touch screen and the on-screen keypad to enter the calibration point value. In the Correction (Deg C) column enter the amount by which the
sensor can be allowed + or - from the Cal point, in degrees C, before being regarded as
out of calibration. EG. cal point 1 = 100 (-5), cal point 2 = 300 (1.0), cal point 3 = 500 (.75). Looks for the setpoint = 150 and works out the sensor cal for 150. See “Ther-
mocouple Calibration Adjustments” on page 389.
•• Copy Cal. Adjust - the ability to copy settings from one input to another with copy
capability up to 12 TC survey with 9 TC Cal. Configure one channel competely including
the adjust factors then select “Copy Cal Adjust” at the bottom of the screen..
When the “Copy Cal. Adjust” is pressed a multi selection screen is displayed which
allows the choice of multiple channels to copy to. A channel is selected by touching the
corresponding channel number, and when completed the user applies the changes by
touching the tick, the finish & commit as usual.

Note that the source channel will always be blocked by a “no entry” sign as it is not possible to copy a channel to itself, as shown below. In this example channel one is being
copied to channels 2 through 10.
This capability is available in both AMS2750 survey and process modes, and what is
copied is listed below
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
Each channel has a number of pieces of information that are used by the instrument
and the generated survey report. The copy function does not just copy the Cal. Adjustment table, the following other items are copied
Table 24.1 :
TUS Mode
Track usage flag
Process Mode
Track usage flag
Serial number
Manufacturer
Type
Type
Renewed On date
Renewed On date
Track Cal flag
Track Cal flag
Next Cal date
Next Cal date
Cal. Adjust table in full
Cal. Adjust table in full
Certificate number
Certificate number
• Cert. No. - enter the certificate number for the sensor, 20 alphanumeric
Any sensor correction factor is deemed to be a single point cal, configured within the Analogue input configuration menu.
Note: All above information is copied from the source channel as is, and the user would
need to go to each designation channel and adjust the specific information that would be
different for the designation channels.
Pens for TC’s (TUS Mode)
This is not available in TUS mode, available in Process mode only.
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TUS survey process screen
A survey status screen is available as a standard process screen in the DR Graphic & SX
recorder. it is available at all times and the screen cannot be deleted. See “AMS2750
(TUS) Screen” on page 394.
This screen is only available when TUS is selected in the credit system. See “AMS2750
(TUS) - Credit Option” on page 393.
The survey status screen displays information about the TUS and provides on-screen buttons to control the survey, Start/Stop TUS, Configure TUS and Export TUS.
Top panel - shows a summary of the survey details plus TUS operation buttons
Middle panel displays the setpoint information
plus manual stability override button
Lower panel displays two thermocouples, Max and Min temperatures plus
a third reading of the difference between them
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•
See “Top Panel” on page 403.
•
See “TUS Survey Process screen - Middle panel” on page 406.
•
See “TUS Survey Process screen - Lower panel” on page 408.
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Top Panel
The top panel shows a summary of the survey including the furnace details and TUS control
buttons. All information displayed here has been entered in the See “AMS2750 Menu
(TUS)” on page 395.
Other information displayed includes: The start time is entered into the “started” field in the
top panel and the elapsed timer shows how much time has passed since the survey was
started, this will be updated within a 2 second period. The Condition field will display the status of running.
The Start/Stop button
This displays the configuration confirmation wizard, if accepted it starts the TUS running,
see “Configure Confirmation Wizard” on page 403. This is only available when a TUS
is not running and can be password protected. See “Passwords (AMS2750)” on
page 419. 
The Stop button is available when a TUS is running, it prompts the user for confirmation to
stop the current TUS, this button is password protected.
When the TUS is started an event is triggered and a message is logged into the system
events.
The Configure TUS button
The configure TUS button allows you to quickly check and modify the relevant TUS information before starting a TUS, this will not start the survey. It displays the TUS Configuration
Confirmation wizard of which there are two screens. It is only available when a TUS is not
running and is password protected.
The Export TUS button
The export button allows you to export the most recently completed TUS data file, and will
prompt for a USB key, external SD card or Network Share folder (NAS) as follows. The .tus
file can be loaded into a PC to be read by the AMS2750 Report Generation Tool which generates a full report.
Configure Confirmation Wizard
The “Start” and “Configure” buttons display the configuration confirmation wizard which displays the currently configured details and consists of two configuration screens.
• Screen 1 of the wizard shows the furnace and temperature profile (ramps & soaks)
details, allowing the user to edit the configuration or load a saved configuration. You can
accept the details and progress or cancel out of the wizard at this point
• Screen 2 of the wizard shows the sensor configuration, specifically the sensor ID, position and status. Changes can be made here to the sensor configuration, you can at this
stage proceed or cancel the wizard.
You are prompted for additional notes as a free format text when starting a TUS.
This will display the currently configure furnace details and the target soak information for
the TUS, the user has 4 options on this page.
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TUS Configuration - Screen 1
• Load Config - Configurations can be loaded via external media into the recorder manually, this will allow you to load in a new configuration to perform another furnace survey.
• Edit Config - will take you directly into a setup edit and into the AMS2750 configuration
page to edit furnace and soak details, you can modify the details as required. Once
completed you will be returned to the wizard page showing the newly loaded configuration details. Note – if a configuration is changed so that it requires system restart then
you will not be returned to the same place in the wizard and any parked configurations
will be over written.
• Cancel - will take you back to the TUS screen, but this will not cancel any changes
made in the load or edit config options.
• Next - will move you onto the second page of the configuration confirmation wizard,
this will provide an overview of the currently attached sensors included in the TUS and
their status, the screen is as follows
Screen 2 shows the following information on the thermocouples
• TC Number – the number relating to the analogue input for the thermocouple.
• Position – The text position of the sensor within the furnace.
• Status – the current status of the sensor with relation to the thermocouple tracking. The
status will display “good” for a thermocouple whose usage or calibration is ok and not
within an expiry period. “Warning” for a thermocouple whose status is OK but a calibration or usage is due to expire shortly, or “expired” for a thermocouple that has expired
on either usage or calibration.
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If a thermocouple is included in the TUS but has been set not to be tracked the status will
be shown as “good”.
TUS Configuration - Screen 2
A coloured icon will be listed on the line of the TC as a visual aid to identify issues quickly.
The colours will be defined as Green for good, Amber for warning and Red for expired.
• Change Sensors button - will take you directly to the sensor status page for thermocouple usage, This helps to identify the exact issue relating to a thermocouple and take
the appropriate action as described in the section TC Usage status screen, see “Thermocouple Usage Tracking (AMS2750)” on page 390 . 
If none of the thermocouples have been configured to be included in the usage tracking
then the “Change Sensors” button will be greyed out.
• The Cancel button - will simply cancel the dialog and return to the process screen, but
this will not cancel any changes made in “change sensors” option.
• The Done button - will prompt the “Start a TUS now” dialog to be displayed. Select No,
to return to the process screen, or selects Yes to start TUS. The next screen to be displayed will be the start TUS note entry screen, see “Start a Survey” on page 410.
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TUS Survey Process screen - Middle panel
Middle section lists up to 6 setpoints that have been entered for the survey. This section
shows the currently configured soak levels.
If you only have 2 setpoints eg. 600 and 950, this would give a temperature difference of
300. Check AMS2750 spec to see if a temperature difference of 300 is allowable, if not an
additional setpoint may need to be added.
Each setpoint in the list has a tolerance width band (see table in spec)
Status shows what stage of the survey is running. 
There are four stages of the survey: Detect, Soak (unstable), Stable soak and Done. These
are shown in more detail in “During survey” on page 410.
• Detect (blue) is when the TC’s are coming up to temperature, including any under or
overshoot, and begins to level out around the setpoint.
• Soak unstable (magenta) begins when the first TC’s are within the tolerance band and
begin levelling out around the setpoint. As soon as the first TC goes into soak the setpoint turns magenta.
• Stable soak (yellow) is a minimum 30 minute test period of the stable TC’s. Check spec
for stable soak time as it depends on size of oven and load and some ovens require
longer stable soak duration. It enters this stage based on the Stability criteria that
was set up during the AMS2750 setup.
• Done – (Red or Green) the setpoint survey step has completed (minimum of 30 minutes) and recorder indicates whether that survey setpoint was successful or not.
Other colour codes are Green when the survey is complete, grey when the TUS has been
stopped and not complete and Red when a TC has failed.
• First column - Number of the thermocouple
• Setpoint (Tol.) - The configured setpoint or soak level, this is the level configured for
each soak within the AMS2750 setup configuration.
• Status - This shows the current status of the soak, and can be one of the following
•• Blank - A soak for the setpoint has not been started yet.
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•• Detect - The first stage starts when the temperature is ramping up towards the setpoint.
•• Soak – All TC’s have entered the soak level and are in tolerance, but not yet stable.
•• Stable – All TC’s within soak and stability for less than 30 minutes, if over 30 minutes will show “Done”.
•• Done – A soak has been completed where all TC’s have remained within tolerance
for at least 30 minutes after stability.
•• Failed – Indicates that stability was achieved for a setpoint but did not remain
within the required limits for at least 30 minutes.
• Max. TC - Shows the maximum temperature reached for a soak period whilst in stability
and the TC that made the measurement.
• Min. TC - Shows the minimum temperature reached for a soak period whilst in stability
and the TC that made the measurement. In the case where more than one TC is at the
same level the first TC to reach this level is displayed and recorded.
• Max. TC Diff. - Shows the largest difference between the Maximum and Minimum TC’s.
In the case where more than one TC is at the same level the first TC to reach this level
is displayed and recorded.
• Max. TC/SP Diff. - Shows the largest difference between the measured temperature
and the setpoint and which TC made the measurement. In the case where more than
one TC is at the same level the first TC to reach this level is displayed and recorded.
• Max. Ramp Overshoot - This will monitor the maximum overshoot entering soak
before stability is achieved and which TC made the measurement. In the case where
more than one TC is at the same level the first TC to reach this level is displayed and
recorded.
• Ramp Deviation - The total time taken for all TC’s to enter the soak from the previous
setpoint or start of survey. It shows the first TC to get within the temperature tolerance
eg +/- 6. This reading stops when all the TC’s are within the tolerance of the setpoint.
• T/C lag into Soak - Shows the time difference between the first TC and the last TC
comes into the tolerance band (hottest and the coldest). Lag is the time difference
between the first and last TC’s entering the setpoint tolerance band.
• Stable Soak Duration - Measures the length of time all the TC’s are with in the tolerance band of the setpoint. When in stable soak show the Max TC and Min TC readings
for the entire run period. TC1-10 Diff (difference) and TC/SP Diff are also displayed.
• Meets Class - On a successful soak period, the actual class met by the soak is shown.
The survey auto detects the next TC to test when last one has either completed or failed (out
of band width) and will carry on testing the others.
The “TC’s Stabilized” button
This button will only be enabled (available) when a soak has all TC’s within the soak and
acceptable tolerance, pressing the button will override the stability detection and put the current soak from “soak” mode to “stable” mode.
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TUS Survey Process screen - Lower panel
The graph will display the current state of the highest and lowest temperature sensors, as
the TUS is not running this will simply show the full scale i.e. not zoomed in to any specific
soak.
The pens on the graph area show two thermocouples, one minimum temp and one maximum temp. When the TC’s reach the soak period the chart reconfigures and zooms in on
the setpoint area contained inside the tolerance width band. The lower panel displays digital
readings of the two TC’s, Max and Min (hottest and coldest), and a third pen displays a digital reading of the difference in temperature between the two TC’s.
It also will automatically “Zoom-in” when the temperature reaches the lower limit as defined
by the AMS2750 specification for the defined Furnace Class. So for example, if the furnace
being surveyed is defined to be a Class 2 furnace and you are doing a survey SP at 600°F,
the trend graph will switch from a full scale graph (say 0 to 1100°F) to a Zoomed in scale
that shows the configured SP ± the Furnace class limit.
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• SP1 = setpoint 1 and SP2 = setpoint 2.
• Time t1 = the ramp time for the first ramp
• Time t2 = time between first TC entering Dwell zone and Last TC entering Dwell Zone
for setpoint 1 (SP1)
• Point P1 = The point where all TC’s are stable and lie within the SP1 Tolerance limits.
Timer t3 starts at this point
• Time t3 = the dwell time SP1. Must be at least 30 minutes within SP1 tolerance limits
• Value mxs1 = Maximum temperature value during the SP1 dwell period.
• Value mis1 = Minimum temperature value during the SP1 dwell period.
• Time t4 = the ramp time for the second ramp
• Time t5 = time between first TC entering Dwell zone and Last TC entering Dwell Zone
for setpoint 2 (SP2)
• Value mxo2 =Maximum temperature overshoot recorded prior to P2. The value for
mxo1 in this example would be the value of the TC at P1 as there is no measured “overshoot”.
• Point P2 = The point where all TC’s are stable and lie within the SP2 Tolerance limits.
• Value mxs2 = Maximum temperature value during the SP2 dwell period.
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Start a Survey
The start TUS button will produce the configuration confirmation wizard, see “Configure
Confirmation Wizard” on page 403
At the end of the wizard the Start TUS dialog appears. This allows you to enter 150 characters of free format notes using the SIP or a keyboard if attached, which is included in the
TUS data file and the report generated by the AMS2750 Report Generation Tool.
You can select cancel to return to the process screen, but any notes that were entered will
be lost.
When a TUS is running you will not be allowed to enter configuration i.e. when a survey is
running you cannot enter setup. The user will have to complete or abort the TUS to enter
configuration mode.
You can press the start button, this will return to the process screen and start the TUS monitoring.
When the TUS is started an event will be triggered identifying this and a message will be
logged into the system events.
Warning messages may appear if a previous TUS file has not been exported. Only one TUS
file is saved in the memory.
Events can be set up to Start or Stop a TUS. See “Events (AMS2750)” on page 416.
During survey
Once a survey has been started the TUS process screen will be set to the Running condition.
Each soak is allocated a separate status line, with all soaks being shown in this fixed format.
The system will detect when all relevant TC’s are within the acceptable soak limits and will
populate the information in the line of the relevant soak.
The “TC’s Stabilized” button will only be enabled (available) when a soak has all TC’s within
the soak and acceptable tolerance, pressing the button will override the stability detection
and put the current soak from “soak” mode to “stable” mode.
The “Configure TUS” and “Export TUS” button will be disabled whilst a TUS is running.
Survey status
Once a TUS is started the recorder moves between three operating modes, this helps automate the process and provide feedback as to how the survey is performing.
1. See ““Detect” mode” on page 411.
2. See ““Soak” mode” on page 412.
3. See ““Stable (in soak)” mode” on page 413.
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“Detect” mode
Detect - (Light Blue) starts when the point value for the survey setpoint begins to rise.
When the recorder is in Detect phase the timers for monitoring the duration of this step will
start. At the top of the TUS screen. It will also indicate the process is “Running” along with
other status information concerning this particular survey.
The recorder is in “Detect” mode when any or all sensors are outside any of the pre-defined
soak temperatures and the point value for that survey setpoint begins to rise.
The recorder monitors all sensors in this mode checking them with each soak level, when
all sensors levels fall within one of the soaks for a qualification period of 2 minutes then the
recorder proceeds to “in soak” mode.
The “Detect” (out of soak) mode is timed, this tracks the ramp time until “in soak” is achieved.
Temperature overshoot
Temperature overshoot is detected, logged and displayed. An overshoot is deemed as a
failure if outside the soak limits defined by the class of the furnace.
Overshoot will be the highest value recorded for a TC after it enters the soak band but before
stability occurs. This could be a negative value if the TC does not reach the setpoint before
stability is activated.
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“Soak” mode
Soak – (Magenta) starts when all T/C’s for the survey are within the tolerance limits for the
defined furnace class but stability period has not started.
The recorder enters this mode when all sensors have been within the soak tolerance for a
qualification period. This is based on the survey setpoint and the defined class of the furnace.
The recorder switches to the second survey phase defined as the “Soak” phase. When this
happens the recorder changes the trend graph from a full scale graph to a “Zoomed-in” display. The recorder begins to check for the time it takes before all the survey inputs are within
the soak band. The amount of overshoot, if any, and the time it took to reach this first survey
setpoint. The recorder starts to monitor all sensors for stability, all sensors must remain stable for 2 minutes in order to progress to “in soak, in stability” mode.
If any sensor falls outside of the soak tolerance, then the recorder falls back to an “out of
soak” mode.
The time between the first and last sensors entering soak is recorded.
TC Stabilized
A manual override of “in stability” can be performed. The T/C’s Stabilized button can be
pressed if the trend graph shows all requirements are within the defined limits to start this
stability run. This button is not active until the stability conditions have actually been met, but
once they are achieved, it allows you to start the uniformity test rather than waiting for the
pre-defined conditions to be met.
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Restart Soak
The setpoint run can be restarted if required. Under certain conditions, the AMS2750 spec
allows “bad” T/C’s to be removed from the survey and Restart Soak button provides the ability to do that. These conditions are defined within the AMS2750 spec and depends on the
quantities of T/C’s that are in the survey and their relative positions.
“Stable (in soak)” mode
Stable – (Yellow) the actual period that the survey data is being collected.
The recorder enters this mode automatically when all sensor signals are within soak AND
have remained stable within tolerance limits for the qualification period. 
A manual override button is available only when the “in soak” mode has been present for at
least 2 minutes. See “TC Stabilized” on page 412.
A timer is started to measure the stability period achieved, this continues to count up until
the configured amount of time for the TUS has been reached.
If at any time one or more sensors fail the stability, but remain “in soak” then the “in soak in
stability” recorded history is checked and a new “in soak in stability” time generated. If this
time is less than one minute then the mode drops back to “in soak”.
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The recorder shows Max, Min and temperature differences for the current survey setpoint
and the lag time it took for the first and last TC to enter the soak mode. It also provides a
running record of the time that the recorder has been in the Stable mode. The Stable mode
is the actual time and reading taken to determine the uniformity of the furnace at this particular setpoint and is the temperature readings that get documented in the Survey Report.
Done
Done – (Red or Green) the setpoint survey step has completed (minimum of 30 minutes)
and recorder indicates whether that survey setpoint was successful or not.
When the Stable time period specified in the recorder’s configuration has been satisfied, the
recorder will determine if the uniformity survey for that survey setpoint has passed or failed
to meet the requirements for the defined class of furnace.
If it passes, this is indicated by setting the colour for this survey setpoint to green and indication the Status as being “Done”. It also indicates the level of the furnace class that was
actually achieved, which could be better that the class specified in the recorder set up.
If it fails, the indication is shown as Red.
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Failure
If a sensor fails during a TUS causing a test “fail”, the recorder allows you to “disable” that
particular TC and re run that setpoint. This action is permitted under AMS2750, but the
number of TC’s that can be disabled is in accordance with AMS2750, i.e. for a 9 TC test no
failures are permitted. The recorder does not take into account TC position when allowing a
failed sensor to be removed, and it is your responsibility to ensure conformance with
AMS2750.
Remove TC’s
If the TC fails (goes out of tolerance). The “Remove TC’s” button can be used to eliminate
that TC from the calculations (setpoint rerun). This will ask you which one is to be removed
and do you want to rerun.
This is to allow you to remove the “bad” T/C and redo the survey without having to replace
the T/C before repeating the run.
TUS can be stopped at any time. If there is a failure the survey carries on running the test
on the others but it is not a valid test because of the failure. All 9 TC’s would have to run
again to complete the test with no failures.
Example: 9 TC’s (+ 1 control TC) are required for an oven of a certain size. The sensors are
placed in each corner of the rectangular furnace and one in the middle. The control TC is
usually placed on the edge of the load. No failures allowed. With 10 -16 TC’s one failure is
allowed, see AMS2750 spec for details.
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Ending the Survey
This process is repeated until each of the survey setpoints has been completed.
Select Export TUS. A TUS data file is generated with all the relevant information for the
AMS2750 Report Generation Tool to produce a survey report.
The user is prompted to enter free format notes which is included in the TUS.
When the entire survey has been completed you can export the TUS data file to the removable media. The file can be exported prior to the completion of all the survey setpoints but
those not completed would be indicated as not having been completed when the report is
generated.
The data file being exported is a completely separate data file from the recorder’s normal
saved data (name.tus).
When loaded on the media, this data can be imported to the AMS2750 Report Generation
Tool to generate the actual hard copy Temperature Uniformity Survey report. These data
files can be saved to a folder on the PC for archival purposes but the AMS275D Report Generation Tool is require to actually open these files and to create the report.
The recorder only archives a single TUS report in the recorder’s buffer, the files should be
archived in the PC or on a CD for permanent record retention.
The survey ends when the user presses the stop survey button, or the survey runs for a continuous period of 72 hours (including stable time).
A simple report is generated within the recorder that is available as with other recorder
based reports.
An event is triggered to indicate a TUS has ended, and a message is logged into the system
message list.
Events (AMS2750)
Two new Event Causes have been added:
• TUS (Temperature uniformity Survey) - This will only be enabled if the AMS2750 TUS or
TUS Process option has been enabled in the recorder credits menu. Select either Start
or Stop TUS. When a TUS is started or stopped this can be used to trigger and effect
• AMS2750 Timer - This will only be enabled if the AMS2750 TUS or the TUS Process
option has been enabled in the recorder credits menu.
A new Event Effect has been added:
• Update Tabular Readings - Triggering this event causes the tabular display to update
and show the latest set of readings. This does not show any periodic readings, but
shows a new line when the “add tabbed data” event effect is triggered.
For full details on Event setup see “Events Menu” on page 111.
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Audit Trail (AMS2750)
When running a TUS on the recorder the recorder does provide an audit trail of the actions
that occur during the TUS and these can be seen on the trend graph or reviewed as part of
the recorder’s Message screen. An actual message screen showing the system messages
that occurred during the TUS.
Messages
TUS Data file
Once a TUS is stopped a TUS data file is created with all the information required for the
AMS2750 Report Generation Tool to produce a TUS report.
The data file is only available for export from the recorder to front CF, USB key or Network
Share folder (NAS), the TUS instrument is portable and stand alone and extraction of this
file via network is not a requirement.
The .tus file contains logged data at 2 minute intervals. This is independent of the logging in
the recorder.
Configuration details, the furnace, sensor and ramp soak configuration details are included
within the file.
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TUS Logged data
Data is logged for each sensor (pen) within the TUS, at the configured rate. The data is time
stamped and any power outages indicated within the format.
The algorithm in the recorder is acquiring data once per sec evaluating the Max and Min TC.
The logging in the TUS is every 2 mins. The chances of the 2 minute data point recording
the highest TC reading at the same time as the recorder 1 sec data point is 1 in 120.
Looking at the recorder logged data (1 per/sec) it could show the highest temp TC at 652.3
but the TUS logged data (2 min) might miss that point and its highest recorder TC could be
651.7.
Check the recorder logged data that runs at 1 per sec to find Max & Min TC readings. TUS
logged data only logs once every 2 minutes so it will only correspond to the Max Min readings for those data points.
If the logged data is set to 1 per second the readings for Max Min on the TC’s are the same
as the recorder logged data.
The same data can be logged to other pens for saving to TrendManager Suite software
for additional analysis
TUS periodic data logging
The data logging for the TUS populates a single set of readings taken from the Data item
table of the latest processing cycle, this is aligned to the top of an even minute 2, 4, 6 past
the hour for example.
The logging runs on a TUS enabled recorder at all times so when a TUS is started the most
recently populated time can be used as the first log.
The data readings are built at the end of the relevant processing cycle on the aligned 2
minute time period, they are compiled into a single record which has a total capacity for 48
inputs.
Each record contains a Date and time, an event indicator, 48 readings and a CRC.
A logged data file is generated on internal SD card, this provides the storage for the full TUS
logged data, and will contain only the logged data.
TUS Soak data
The soak information is maintained in a single NV SRAM record, this stores all information
relating to Max, Min, deviation and timers for all 48 channels. Only the active channels are
populated.
The information will be built up over the period of the ramp/soak. Once a soak have been
completed the soak record will be saved to a soak data file.
The soak data file will hold a maximum of 6 soaks and will be pre-generated on the internal
SD card in the root directory.
Power loss during TUS
If power is lost during TUS, the TUS resumes when power is re-applied if the power outage
has been less than 20 minutes, a power outage of more than 20 minutes automatically stops
the TUS when power is re-applied.
If power is lost during TUS and is less than 20 minutes then the TUS automatically resumes,
the data is marked that power was lost and the duration for which it was lost.
If power is lost during TUS and TUS is resumed, any uncompleted soak is reset.
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Passwords (AMS2750)
The GR Series recorders provides full password system to comply with 21CFR Part 11. 50
Users with unique ID & Password, time-outs, expiry of passwords, password definitions and
audit trail information.
• Extended Security and Password Capabilities
• Provides security to recorder functions, audit trail of actions
• Password expiration, reuse and password customisation
• 21CFR Part 11 compliant
For full information on the password system and setup, “Section 5:Security” on page 207
When passwords are enabled in the recorder these are the areas that are password protected.
TUS Screen
The TUS screen can be password protected, if passwords are enabled in the recorder, to
prevent unauthorized individuals from starting the TUS. The TUS screen provides controls
for the operator that allows them to take some actions relative to the actual data collection
process.
Configuration and Start/Stop buttons on the TUS screen
The Configure TUS and Start/Stop buttons are only available when a TUS is not running. If
passwords are enabled in the recorder these buttons are password protected. This will restrict unauthorized access to start/stop and configure the TUS.
Thermocouple Usage
Pressing the “configure” button will prompt for a password if passwords are enabled in the
recorder. Thermocouple usage tracking is shown as a status screen within the recorder. It
shows the current status of the thermocouple within the furnace in process mode.
Process mode
You can reset the date/time for SAT or TUS, providing another new target time/date for the
timers. Upon reset a message will be logged into the system message list. If enabled this is
password protected for tracking.
Timer reset dialog
When a SAT, TUS, Instrument Cal or Control TC button is pressed they will be challenged
to enter user name and password if passwords are enabled. This is to restrict unauthorized
access when resetting new dates.
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TrendManager SuiteSoftware (AMS2750)
Refer to the TrendManager Suitesoftware manual (43-TV-25-11) for full details on
AMS2750 functionality.
AMS2750 includes
• Process or TUS Mode selection in hardware wizard setup
• Furnace configuration for Process and TUS modes
• Setpoint and Stability configuration for TUS mode
• Event Cause to set TC Timers or Alert Timers and Event Cause to Start/Stop TUS.
Screen Designer (AMS2750)
Tabular mode canned screen are configurable from within Screen Designer
The TUS process screen is not accessible from within Screen Designer, this is a fixed
screen that is always within a TUS enabled DR Graphic & Multitrend GRrecorder.
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AMS2750 Report Generation Tool
The AMS2750 Report Generation Tool is a stand alone software package and operates independently of the TrendManager Suite software. The AMS2750 Report Generation Tool
is used for generating a TUS report, using data from the recorder. The AMS2750 Report
Generation Tool also provides the ability to produce a SAT template report for manual entry
or populated within the tool.
Overview
TUS reports are generated using the self contained data file from the recorder and is outputted in PDF format for printing and sign off.
Data files generated by the recorder are imported directly from the SD card or USB key
plugged into the PC, or Network Share folder (NAS). There is no facility for remote communications.
SAT report templates can be generated by the tool from fixed format, the templates can be
stored for re-use by furnace.
SAT report templates can be output to PDF and printed for users to fill in manually.
SAT reports templates can be filled out within the AMS2750 Report Generation Tool to produce a completed SAT report, the reports can be exported in PDF format for printing and
sign off.
Once a completed TUS or SAT report has been generated you can save it in a location of
your choice for easy retrieval.
You are able to save the completed SAT or TUS report (in PDF format) to a specified directory/drive.
The reporting tool is currently only available in English.
Installation
The Report Generation Tool is a stand alone application that is installed separately from the
TrendManager Suitesoftware, and requires a separate code to enable its use; this will be
supplied with the software.
The software is compatible with Windows 7 (32 and 64 bit - Professional, Enterprise and Ultimate Edition), Windows 8 and Windows Server 2008.
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Additional install
Adobe Reader
The AMS2750 Report Generation Tool generates files in PDF format that you can view and
print on the same PC as the AMS2750 Report Generation Tool.
The installer shall prompt you to install a compatible version of Adobe Reader if it is not already installed.
If Adobe Reader is required you will be prompted to begin installation. An installable version
is provided on the product envelope.
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Introduction
This document provides information regarding AMS2750 Report Generation Tool user interface and will help you in understanding how this application works and what the various
screens are.
This application is used to create TUS and SAT Reports based on the AMS275 standard.
Reports will be created in PDF format.
Splash Screen
This is the first screen that appears when you run the application. It remains on screen for
around one second and then disappears. This indicates that AMS2750 Report Generation
Tool application is about to start.
Report Tool User Interface
When the tool opens it will be blank. At the top are two tabs labelled Reports and Help.
Reports tab - select to create a TUS report or a SAT report using the creation wizard. The
Browse Logo option is here so you can select a logo to use as a header on your report. 
Exit will produce a question asking if you want to close the application, Yes will close the
application.
Help Tab - this opens the Help menu and the About sub menu gives version information of
the application.
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Browse Logo..
You can insert your own company Logo/image which will appear on the top of every page
of the generated report. A new folder “Images” will be created after you select “Browse Logo…” and be stored along with the application. When you use a logo it will be stored in this
Images folder for future use.
You can select any logo image so long as it is either .bmp or.jpg format. It should not be any
bigger than 14mm (0.55”) height) x 63.5 (2.5”) width. Ideal dimensions in pixels are 81x81,
96x96, 300x300.
When the first report with new logo is created, Honeywell.jpg will be saved in “images” folder
as a backup for future.
After selecting any logo, another file with name logo .jpg will be created and placed in the
images folder. This logo will be used for subsequent reports until user selects another image. If you select logo.jpg again from the Images folder, a message will appear informing
you that this file is already selected and prompting you to select another if this one is no longer required.
A backup copy of the Honeywell logo will always be kept at this location with name “Honeywell.jpg”. This can be used at any time to re-use the logo again in the report.
Add a Logo
Select Browse Logo.. and browser the window will open.
Go to where your logo is located and select it by clicking on Open.
This logo will now appear on the top of every page of the generated report. The logo selected will be placed automatically into the Images folder an become the default for subsequent
reports until another is selected.
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SAT Report Wizard
When you select the SAT Report menu option the wizard will be started. This will help creation of SAT Report.
Step 1 – Obtain information
This information will be printed on the SAT report.
• Oven Name/ID - enter the name or ID of the furnace or oven
• Control Sensor - enter an identifier for the Control Sensor
• Manufacturer - enter Manufacturer of the furnace or oven
• Tolerance - of the furnace or oven
• Location - enter the location of the company site
• Oven Class - Refer to AMS2750
• Procedure number - enter a procedure number for the SAT, where applicable
• Additional Comments - Add any comments to appear on the report
If the SAT test is not performed In house
• enter - SAT Calibration Company Name
• enter - SAT Calibration Company Representative
Generate PDF - This will start process of generating SAT Report PDF.
Cancel - Shows message box “Do you like to exit SAT Report Wizard?” If user selects Yes
then wizard will be cancelled.
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Step 2 – Obtain location to save SAT Report PDF
This screen helps in obtaining the location to save PDF file. Reports can be saved on your
local PC, remote machines or on any external devices attached with the machine. Reports
can be saved only in the PDF format.
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An egg timer message is produced informing you that the report is being created.
When the report is created a message is produced informing the report has been successfully created and shows the path location to where the file is now saved.
Once the report is created, if appropriate version of acrobat reader is installed then user will
be prompted with the message box “Would you like to open/print the generated report?” If
user selects “Yes” then report will be opened with installed Acrobat Reader.
The SAT report is complete
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SAT Report example
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TUS Report Wizard
When you select TUS Report menu option the wizard will be started. This will help creation
of the TUS Report.
Appropriate fields such as Instrument Info, Site Info and Furnace layout image are pre-populated with previously entered furnace information if the furnace ID of the currently loaded
TUS data file is found to match a previously stored furnace ID. Where no stored information
is found the relevant fields will be left as default (usually blank).
Step 1 – Select TUS file
TUS File Location - Enter the TUS file location/ file path or use the browse button to locate
the TUS file required to create a TUS report. The file extension for the data file is .tus.
The Next button will validate the TUS file location and move you on to the next screen.
The Cancel button shows a message box “Do you like to exit TUS Report Wizard?” If Yes
the wizard is cancelled.
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Step 2 - Certificate and Procedure Number
Please enter the Report Reference Number for this completed TUS.
Please enter the procedure number used for this TUS process.
Next Survey Due Date (Editable MM/DD/YYYY) - This field is derived from the TUS data
file, using the fields: Instrument type (A to E), Material Type (Parts or Raw Material) and Furnace class. Calendar select button is available.
If the next Next Survey Due Date is past the Survey date, a warning box will appear “Next
Survey date should be greater than current date”, this will be prompted when “Next” is selected.
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Step 3 Recorder Certificate Information
This refers to the recorder calibration certificate.
Please enter Calibration Certificate number of the test recorder used to complete the
TUS
Enter Certificate Expiry Date (MM/DD/YYY) - enter the expiry date of the Recorder Calibration Certificate.
If the survey date is past the certificate expiry date, a warning box will be prompted when
“Next” is selected. The message says “Certificate Expiry date is past the survey date, would
you like to continue?”. The generated report shall also highlight the expired date.
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Step 4 – Furnace Instruments
Instruments 1 to 5
There are five instrument information boxes available associated with the furnace/TUS. All
the screens are the same as shown here.
Enter the Furnace instrument information, including the instrumentation associated with the
furnace, such as the Temperature controller, Recorder etc.
Purpose - what is it used for a part or raw material.
Asset Tag - enter for the instrument
Model ID - Model number of the instrument
Serial Number - Serial number of the instrument
Cal. Certificate No, - Calibration certificate number for the furnace/instrument
Cal. Due Date (MM/DD/YYY) - If date is valid then it is compared with Survey Date and if
the date is past the survey date then message box will be shown that “Calibration Due Date
is past the Survey Date, would you like to continue?”
The number of instrument boxes to be completed depends on the furnace class and the instrumentation used on the furnace, complete as many as required based on AMS2750.
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Step 5 Furnace Comments
Enter the serial number for the furnace or oven.
Allows you to enter any general comments concerning the furnace; these will be included in
the report.
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Step 6 Site Information
Enter the Customer Name, Location Address and Contact Name that will be entered onto
the report.
Please enter the name of the Survey Testing Company if the survey is not performed inhouse. If the survey is performed in house this field can be left blank. Customer specific
Process information can be entered for Job Name, Customer Name and Comments.
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Step 7 Furnace Thermocouple Positioning
This screen is used to show the positions of thermocouples inside the furnace. This will default to the image of 9 thermocouples rectangular/square. The down arrow will provide more
options for commonly used layouts found for survey layouts. 
These are static bitmap images and cannot be changed; care needs to be taken to make
sure that the position of the T/C as positioned in the furnace matches the diagram.
Add and references or comments in “Add Notes”. These will appeatr in the TUS report.
Alternatively you can upload your own “Custom” layout (graphic image).
Default layouts include:
• 9 thermocouple rectangular/square
• 5 thermocouple rectangular/square
• 5 thermocouple cylindrical
• 9 thermocouple cylindrical (A)
• 9 thermocouple cylindrical (B)
Add Notes - Allows the user to add furnace identification details or other notes related. This
will reflect in TUS Report.
Add Custom - Allows user to add custom images. The TC Positioning Layout Form will be
displayed, see “TC Positioning Layout Form” on page 435. Custom images are the re-
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sponsibility of the user and the AMS2750 Report Generation Tool will notify you if the image
fails to meet certain requirements ie. file type, size limitations.
Remove Custom Button - This button remains enabled for only custom images. If this button is pressed it removes the selected image from the database.
TC Positioning Layout Form
When “Add Custom” button is used the TC Positioning Layout box appears so you can upload your own image.
Enter the Layout name and then select the “Upload Image” button
Upload Image - Once image is selected it will be shown in Thermocouple Layout image box.
Image should be in BMP or JPEG format. Supported image size is around 260 x 250 pixels.
If the image is not supported then Error icon is shown besides the “Thermocouple Layout
image” label.
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Step 8 - TUS Offset Information
These are offsets information; “As Found” and “As Left”, in which customer would put into
the controller to create a bias if they needed to do.
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Step 9 – Plot Readings Form
Start the graph plot for each Setpoint, when TC’s are within “X” Deg of the Setpoint This indicates that it will only start the readings table and graph once all thermocouples are
within “X” degrees of setpoint. For example: A setpoint is at 100 Deg C and you enter 30
then it will start plotting when all thermocouple readings reach to 70 Deg C. This does not
affect the data in the TUS file, only the data being graphed for the report.
Time to show readings once stability reached “X” Minutes - This is to allow only specified period of recorded data to be in tabular form after TC’s are defined as “stable” or until
the temperature moves outside the range detailed. For example “Only 30 minutes of data
shall be in tabular form once stability has been reached”
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Step 10 - Results and Affirmation
This screen summarises each setpoint temperature result by stating which furnace class it
met during the TUS, and prompts you to enter general survey comments, and an affirmation
field where you will make the statement as to whether the survey is a pass or fail.
TUS Test Complies with: AMS 2750 or other processing specifications. Enter any other
compliance required to additional specifications (e.g. Mil-6875, BAC-5621, etc.)
Enter any text required into the General Survey Comments & Affirmations field.
Enter the name of the Authorized Person who is creating the TUS report.
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Step 11 - Save TUS Report
This screen helps in obtaining the location to save the PDF file. Reports can be saved on
your local PC, remote machine or on any external devices attached with the machine. Reports can be saved only in the PDF format.
An egg timer message is produced informing you that the report is being created.
When the report is created a message is produced informing the report has been successfully created and shows the path location to where the file is now saved.
Print TUS Report
Once the report is created, if appropriate version of acrobat reader is installed then user will
be prompted with the message box “Would you like to open/print the generated report?” If
user selects “Yes” then report will be opened with installed acrobat reader tool.
The TUS report is complete
A final dialog appears asking if you wish to exit the application
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Header and Footer report information
The header and footer information that is auto-displayed on the report includes:
Header
• Report Reference Number
• Customer Name or Reference
• Furnace Tag, Name or Reference
• Logo option
Footer
The Footer information includes:
• Page Number of total number
• Report Generated by ** TUS Report Tool”
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TUS Report - Example
The next few pages show selected pages from a sample test TUS report
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Sample pages taken from a test TUS report
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Sample pages taken from a test TUS report.
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Sample pages taken from a test TUS report.
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Sample pages taken from a test TUS report.
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Sample pages taken from a test TUS report.
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Sample pages taken from a test TUS report.
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Sample pages taken from a test TUS report
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Index
A
Alarm/Digital IO Menu
AC Power ..................................................................23
AI Calibration .......................................................132
Alarms Appendix D ............................................ 341
Alarms Menu ......................................................... 175
Factory Calibration ................................................132
AMS2750
Audit Trail ...............................................................417
Events ......................................................................416
Passwords ................................................................419
Screen Designer .....................................................420
TC Cal Adjust .........................................................389
TC Usage Tracking ................................................390
TrendManager Pro Software ................................420
AMS2750 (Process Mode)
..............................385
Countdown Timers (AMS2750) ..........................381
Credit Option ..........................................................378
Furnace Config. Menu ..........................................385
Info ...........................................................................388
Menu ........................................................................379
Process Screen ........................................................379
Sensors Config. Menu ...........................................386
AMS2750 (TUS Mode) .....................................392
Copy Cal. Adjust ...................................................400
Credit Option ..........................................................393
Furnace Config. Menu ..........................................396
Info ...........................................................................399
Menu ........................................................................395
Sensor Config.Menu .............................................399
TUS Screen .............................................................394
AMS2750 Capabilities ......................................377
AMS2750 Process mode ..................................378
AMS2750 Report Generation Tool .............421
Acknowledge Alarm ...........................................175
Active X Control ...................................................277
Add Screen ..............................................................159
Administrator, Passwords ...............................165
Alarm
Event Causes .......................................................... 115
Alarm Acknowledge
Event Effects ..........................................................122
Alarm Markers
..................................... 77
Alarm Relay Card ................................................... 77
Digital IO Card ........................................................ 77
......................................................236
Alarm Marker Flash Colours ...............................236
Alarm Messages ...................................................187
Alarm Relay Card Connections .....................38
4 and 8 Alarm Relay Cards ....................................38
Channel Numbers ....................................................39
Alarm/Digital IO Diagnostics
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Acknowledge Alarm ............................................. 175
Change Log Speed .................................................. 89
Configure Alarms .................................................. 175
Deviation ................................................................... 88
Email Alarm ............................................................. 89
High and Low .......................................................... 88
Mark Chart ............................................................... 89
Rate Up or Rate Down ........................................... 88
View Alarms ........................................................... 175
Alarms, Pens ........................................................... 88
All Messages .......................................................... 187
Analogue In Menu ................................................ 73
Analogue Input Card ..................................... 29, 30
CJC Connectors ....................................................... 32
Channel Numbers .................................................... 30
Connection Details .................................................. 30
Current Input ............................................................ 30
Diagnostics ............................................................. 201
Signal Wiring ........................................................... 31
Analogue Out Menu ............................................. 76
Analogue Output Card ....................................... 33
Channel Numbers .................................................... 35
Connection Details .................................................. 35
Diagnostics ............................................................. 202
Analogue Output Specifications .................. 303
Appearance ............................................................ 161
Appendix A Quality and Safety .................... 319
Appendix B Maths Expressions .................... 321
Appendix C Thermocouple Connections . 337
Appendix D Alarms ............................................ 341
Appendix E Ethernet ......................................... 343
Appendix F Fuzzy Logging ............................ 345
Appendix G F sub zero Sterilisation .......... 349
Appendix H Calibration .................................. 351
Appendix I Battery Data .................................. 353
Appendix J
Function Codes and Memory Maps ................... 355
Appendix K Troubleshooting
Appendix L
......................... 363
AMS2750 Capabilities ......................................... 377
Audit Trail (AMS2750)
..................................... 417
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Backlight Event Effects .....................................123
Backlights ................................................................301
Barcodes for Batch .............................................183
Batch
Event Causes ...........................................................115
Event Effects ...........................................................125
Batch Commands .................................................183
Batch Mark on Chart .........................................182
Batch Menu .............................................................138
Barcodes for Batch ................................................183
Concurrent Batch Mode ........................................138
Batch Setup/Control
...........................................180
Batch Commands ...................................................183
Batch Mark on Chart .............................................182
Batch process screens ........................................140
Batch, Overview .....................................................53
Battery Data Appendix I ..................................353
Battery Safety ........................................................353
Processor Board ......................................................353
Brightness
Screen Saver ...........................................................145
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CE Mark ...................................................................319
CJC Calibration ...................................................135
CJC Connectors .....................................................32
Cables ..........................................................................22
Calibrate, Screen .................................................179
Calibration ..............................................................132
AI Calibration .........................................................132
Appendix H .............................................................351
CJC Calibration ......................................................135
Maintenance ............................................................302
Sensor Compensation ............................................351
User Calibration .....................................................132
Calibration Input Range ..................................134
Card Positions and Channel numbers ........71
Card and Slot Positions ......................................25
Change Chart Speed
Event Effects ...........................................................125
Change Log Speed, Alarms ..............................89
Change Passwords ..............................................167
Channel Mapping
Map button ..............................................................177
Parent Pens ..............................................................179
Channel Mapping Objects
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Channel Mapping Widgets ............................. 177
Characterisation Tables ..................................... 81
Chart Control
Event Effects .......................................................... 124
Chart Controls
Event ........................................................................ 272
Realtime .................................................................. 271
Chart Speeds .......................................................... 235
Charts ........................................................................ 144
Clean Screen .......................................................... 179
Cleaning the Recorder ...................................... 301
Clear All Messages
Event Effects .......................................................... 124
Client/Server Network ...................................... 109
Commit Configuration ...................................... 206
Commit Later, Configuration ........................ 206
Comms
Data Logging and Transfer .................................. 249
Getting connected - IP Address ........................... 248
Hubs or Switches ................................................... 247
Internet Security Settings ..................................... 277
Local Area Network .............................................. 249
Modbus Capabilities ............................................. 275
PC Ethernet Connections ..................................... 247
Protocols .................................................................. 246
Remote Networks .................................................. 249
Remote Viewer ....................................................... 276
Software Installation ............................................. 253
Standard Communications Interfaces ................. 245
Web Browser .......................................................... 276
Comms Connections
Comms Diagnostics
............................................ 42
........................................... 204
FTP Status ............................................................... 205
Modbus Status ........................................................ 204
Peers Status ............................................................. 205
SMTP Status ........................................................... 205
Comms Menu
DNS/WINS/MDNS ................................................. 96
IP Address ................................................................. 95
IP Address Entry ...................................................... 95
Ports ................................................................... 96, 101
Services ..................................................................... 94
TCP/IP ....................................................................... 94
USB Comms Ports ................................................. 102
Comms Server
....................................................... 258
Add Pens for Logging ........................................... 269
Add a Database ...................................................... 262
Add a Database Server .......................................... 262
Add a Device .......................................................... 262
Add a new Device ................................................. 259
Administration ....................................................... 259
Client Connections ................................................ 270
Comms Server Overview ..................................... 258
Configure Database Logging ............................... 259
Connect to a Database .......................................... 262
Connect to a Database Server .............................. 259
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Database Logging ..................................................270
Delete a Database ..................................................262
Delete a Device ......................................................266
Diagnostics .............................................................259
Edit a Device ..........................................................266
Logging Configuration .........................................268
Network Settings ...................................................259
Preferences ..............................................................259
Shutdown ................................................................259
Status Screen ..........................................................270
Summary of Logging Changes ............................269
Comms Server Database .................................274
Comms Server Overview .................................258
Comms Server Setup ..........................................261
Comms Server Start up .....................................258
Comms Server Status Screen .........................270
Comms Services Menu ......................................101
Email ........................................................................106
FTP ...........................................................................109
Modbus ....................................................................103
Peers ......................................................................... 110
SNTP ........................................................................108
Web ..........................................................................106
Comms, Overview .................................................49
Communications Connections
Ethernet Connections ..............................................42
Concurrent Batch Mode
...................................138
General Batch Properties ......................................138
Group# Batch .........................................................140
Configure Alarms ................................................175
Configure Menu .....................................................67
Edit Layout .............................................................157
Layout ......................................................................157
Load Layout ............................................................163
Passwords ................................................................164
Save Layout ............................................................162
Setup Menu ...............................................................68
Control TC ..............................................................400
Copy Cal. Adjust
AMS2750 (TUS Mode) ........................................400
Countdown Timers
Counters
..............................................381
Event Causes .......................................................... 117
Event Effects ..........................................................123
Counters - Process View and Reset ............191
Counters Menu .....................................................126
Credits .......................................................................131
Cursor .......................................................................229
Custom Screens ....................................................239
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DC Input 24V ..........................................................42
DC Power .................................................................. 23
DNS/WINS/MDNS ................................................ 96
DR Graphic recorders Digital I/O card channel
number mapping ....................................41
DR Graphic recorders Digital I/O card slot
position ....................................................... 41
DR Graphic recorders alarm card channel
number mapping ....................................39
DR Graphic recorders alarm card slot position 39
Data Logging and Transfer ............................ 249
Data Storage, Overview ..................................... 49
Database Management Tool .......................... 280
Database Size Management ...........................261
Daylight Saving ....................................................136
Default Time Zone .................................................65
Delayed Event
Event Effects .......................................................... 124
Delete Screen ......................................................... 159
Demo Traces .......................................................... 135
Deviation Alarm Markers ............................... 236
Deviation Alarms .................................................. 88
Diagnostics
Alarm/Digital IO ....................................................202
Analogue In ............................................................ 201
Analogue Out ......................................................... 202
Comms ..................................................................... 204
Comms Server ........................................................259
Event Status ............................................................ 203
Hardware Status ..................................................... 201
Media ....................................................................... 205
Pulse Inputs .............................................................203
Diagnostics Messages .......................................187
Diagnostics Status ...............................................200
Digital IO Card Connections .......................... 38
8 and 16 Digital Input/Output Cards .................... 40
Channel Numbers ....................................................41
Digital Input
Event Causes .......................................................... 115
Digital Outputs
Event Effects .......................................................... 122
Dimensions ...............................................................10
Discard Configuration ...................................... 206
Display Alert
Event Effects .......................................................... 125
Display, Overview .................................................49
Displaying Totals ................................................... 93
Dual Point Cal ......................................................351
During a Survey (AMS2750) .........................410
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ESS - Extended Security System ...................208
Edit Custom Screens ..........................................176
Edit Layout ..............................................................157
Add Screen ..............................................................159
Appearance ..............................................................161
Delete Screen ..........................................................159
Screens .....................................................................157
Settings ....................................................................160
Edit Recording ......................................................148
Edit Recording Menu
Scheduled Export ...................................................148
Storage Alarm .........................................................150
Storage Bias ............................................................149
Edit Screen Properties
Custom Screens ......................................................176
Standard Screens ....................................................176
Edit Setup ..................................................................69
Edit Standard Screens .......................................176
Electrical Installation
24V DC Input ...........................................................42
AC Power ..................................................................23
Alarm Relay Card Connections .............................38
Analogue Input Card ...............................................29
Analogue Output Card ............................................33
Cables .........................................................................22
Comms Connections ................................................42
DC & AC Power ......................................................23
Digital IO Card Connections ..................................38
Fuses ...........................................................................22
Installation Category ...............................................22
Pulse Input Card .......................................................35
SPNC Relay ..............................................................42
Signal Wiring ............................................................22
Transmitter Power Supply Card ............................37
Email
..........................................................................106
Event Effects ...........................................................122
Email Alarm .............................................................89
Embedded Process Values ...............................119
Events Menu ...........................................................119
Enable Hot Button ...............................................160
Ending the Survey ...............................................416
Enter Replay Screen
Event Effects ...........................................................125
Error Alert ...............................................................129
Error Messages .....................................................363
Ethernet
Connections ...............................................................42
Rear Port ..................................................................101
Ethernet Appendix E ..........................................343
Event Causes ..........................................................115
Digital Input ............................................................ 115
Hot Button .............................................................. 115
Max Mins (Reset) .................................................. 115
Scheduled Event Causes ....................................... 116
System ..................................................................... 115
TC Burn Out ........................................................... 115
TUS Start ................................................................. 115
TUS Stop ................................................................. 115
Totaliser ................................................................... 115
User Action ............................................................. 115
Event Chart Controls ........................................ 272
Event Effects .......................................................... 119
Alarm Acknowledge ............................................. 122
Backlight ................................................................. 123
Batch ........................................................................ 125
Change Chart Speed .............................................. 125
Chart Control .......................................................... 124
Clear All Messages ................................................ 124
Counters .................................................................. 123
Delayed Event ........................................................ 124
Digital Outputs ....................................................... 122
Display Alert .......................................................... 125
Email ........................................................................ 122
Embedded Process Values .................................... 119
Enter Replay Screen .............................................. 125
Exit Replay Screen ................................................ 125
Logging ................................................................... 122
Mark on Chart ........................................................ 119
Max Mins Reset ..................................................... 124
Play Sound .............................................................. 125
Preset Markers ........................................................ 127
Print Screen ............................................................. 123
Reports ..................................................................... 125
Screen Change ........................................................ 123
Script Timers .......................................................... 124
Time Sync ............................................................... 127
Totaliser ................................................................... 122
Update Tabular Readings ..................................... 125
Event Status
Diagnostics ............................................................. 203
Event triggering from Scripts ........................ 125
Events (AMS2750) .............................................. 416
Events Menu .......................................................... 111
Event Causes .......................................................... 115
Event Effects .......................................................... 119
Events, Overview ................................................... 53
Events/Counters ................................................... 111
Exit Replay Screen
Event Effects .......................................................... 125
Export Format
File Type .................................................................. 152
Export Now
............................................................. 185
Network Share folder (NAS) ............................... 185
Extra Pens
............................................................... 242
AMS2750 Timer ....................................................115
Alarm .......................................................................115
Batch ........................................................................115
Counters ...................................................................117
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G
F sub 0, Totaliser ...................................................90
F sub zero Sterilisation Appendix G ..........349
FTP .............................................................................109
FTP Status ...............................................................205
Factory Calibration ...........................................132
Factory Menu ........................................................131
General Batch Properties ............................... 138
General Menu ....................................................... 128
AI Calibration .........................................................132
CJC Calibration ......................................................135
Calibration ..............................................................132
Credits ......................................................................131
Daylight Saving .....................................................136
Firmware Upgrade .................................................132
Language .................................................................136
Localisation ............................................................136
Media Config ..........................................................137
Temp.Units ..............................................................136
Time Zone ...............................................................136
Field IO Menu
.........................................................70
Alarm Relay ..............................................................77
Alarm/Digital IO ......................................................77
Analogue In Menu ...................................................73
Analogue Out ...........................................................76
Digital IO ..................................................................77
Pulse Input ................................................................80
Field IO Specification
.......................................303
Analogue Output ....................................................303
Pulse Input Card .....................................................303
Finish
Commit ....................................................................206
Commit Later .........................................................206
Discard .....................................................................206
Finish button ..........................................................206
Firmware Credit System ..................................241
Firmware Options ...............................................243
Firmware Upgrade .............................................132
First Time Password Setup - ESS ................208
Full Maths ...............................................................330
Full Maths & Script Processing ..................321
Function Codes and Memory Maps ...........355
Functions and Features, Overview ..............45
Furnace Config. Menu (Process Mode) ..385
Furnace Config. Menu (TUS) .......................396
Fuses ............................................................................22
Fuzzy Logging Appendix F .............................345
Batch Menu .............................................................138
Error Alert ...............................................................129
Factory ..................................................................... 131
Groups ..................................................................... 142
Identity ..................................................................... 128
Printer Menu ...........................................................141
Getting connected - IP Address ................... 248
Group# Batch ........................................................140
Groups ......................................................................142
H
Hardware Configuration Lock .....................224
Hardware Lock ..................................................... 242
Hardware Options, Overview .........................55
Hardware Status
Diagnostics .............................................................201
Hazardous Voltages ................................................ 4
Header and Footer report information .... 440
Help Files .................................................................. 66
High and Low Alarms .........................................88
Hot Button .......................................................160, 235
Enable ......................................................................160
Event Cause ............................................................ 115
User Action ............................................................. 115
Hubs or Switches
................................................. 247
I
I/O + AMS2750 (TUS) ..................................... 394
I/O + AMS2750 Process Mode .................... 383
IP Address .................................................................95
IP Address Entry ....................................................95
IP Address Troubleshooting ...........................276
Identity ......................................................................128
Installation .................................................................. 7
24V DC Input ........................................................... 42
Alarm Relay Cards .................................................. 38
Analogue Input Card ...............................................29
Analogue Output Card ............................................ 33
Comms Connections ...............................................42
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Digital IO Cards .......................................................38
Environment and Location .......................................7
Mechanical Installation .............................................8
Panel cut-out size .......................................................8
Pulse Input Card .......................................................35
SPNC Relay ..............................................................42
Transmitter Power Supply Card ............................37
Installation Category ...........................................22
Internal SD Memory ..........................................150
Internet Security Settings .................................277
Local Settings
.......................................................... 65
Default Time Zone .................................................. 65
Localisation
........................................................... 136
Daylight Saving ..................................................... 136
Language ................................................................. 136
Line Hz .................................................................... 136
Temp.Units .............................................................. 136
Time Zone ............................................................... 136
Log On/Off ................................................................ 64
Logging ...................................................................... 86
Event Effects .......................................................... 122
Look-up Tables
....................................................... 81
J
Jump feature
...........................................................188
M
Main Menu
K
Keyboards
..................................................................44
L
LED Flash Codes ................................................317
Language .................................................................136
Layout Menu ..........................................................157
Add Screen ..............................................................159
Appearance ..............................................................161
Delete Screen ..........................................................159
Edit Layout ..............................................................157
Edit Settings ............................................................160
Load Layout ............................................................163
Save Layout ............................................................162
Screens .....................................................................157
Layout Settings
Level
......................................................160
Permissions Table ..................................................211
Levels
Passwords ................................................................166
Linearisation Tables
Analogue Input .........................................................81
Load Certificates .................................................100
Load Layout ...........................................................163
Load Setup ................................................................68
Load layout
NAS ..........................................................................163
Local Area Network
Comms .....................................................................249
454
............................................................... 66
Alarms Menu .......................................................... 175
Batch Commands ................................................... 183
Batch Mark on Chart ............................................. 182
Batch Setup/Control .............................................. 180
Configure .................................................................. 67
Layout ...................................................................... 157
Messages Menu ...................................................... 187
Passwords ................................................................ 164
Process Menu ......................................................... 190
Recording Menu .................................................... 184
Screen Menu ........................................................... 176
Setup Menu ............................................................... 68
Status Menu ............................................................ 194
Main Menu Access
Maintenance
................................................ 63
Backlights ............................................................... 301
Calibration .............................................................. 302
Cleaning .................................................................. 301
Operating Temperature ......................................... 301
Touch Screen .......................................................... 302
Maintenance Status ............................................ 198
Map button ............................................................. 177
Mark Chart, Alarms ............................................. 89
Mark on Chart ...................................... 119, 226, 237
Event Effects .......................................................... 119
Maths Credit Options ........................................ 321
Maths Error Messages ..................................... 336
Maths Expressions .............................................. 321
Full Maths ............................................................... 330
Full Maths & Script Processing .......................... 321
Maths Variable and Function Tables .................. 322
Script Function Application Examples .............. 331
Maths Variable and Function Tables ........ 322
Max Mins (Reset) Event Causes .................. 115
Max Mins Reset
Event Effects .......................................................... 124
Max/Min Reset
...................................................... 190
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Mechanical Installation
.......................................8
Dimensions ...............................................................10
Installation Instructions .......................................... 11
Mounting and Viewing Angles ................................8
Panel Mounting ........................................................13
Panel Mounting Clamp Installation ......................13
Panel cut-out size .......................................................8
Media Config .........................................................137
Media Diagnostics ..............................................205
Memory Maps and Function Codes ...........355
Menu Bar .................................................................226
Screen ......................................................................228
Menu Path .................................................................65
Message Format ..................................................189
Message List ..........................................................188
Jump .........................................................................188
Message Types
......................................................187
Alarms .....................................................................187
All .............................................................................187
Diagnostics .............................................................187
Security ....................................................................187
System .....................................................................187
User ..........................................................................187
Message list printing .........................................188
Messages Menu ....................................................187
Alarm Messages .....................................................187
All Messages ..........................................................187
Diagnostics Messages ...........................................187
Message Types .......................................................187
Messages Format ...................................................189
Messages List .........................................................188
Security Messages .................................................187
System Messages ...................................................187
User Messages ........................................................187
Messages Screen printing ...............................187
Minitrend QX Rear Connections ...................59
Minitrend QX Standard Screens ....................57
Minitrend QX and QXe Portable Case 284, 294
Modbus .....................................................................103
Modbus Capabilities ..........................................275
Modbus Function Codes ..................................362
Modbus Status .......................................................204
Modbus profile tool, data update ................265
Modbus, Comms ..................................................246
Mounting Clamp Diagram for 45mm panel
thickness ....................................................17
Mounting and Viewing Angles ..........................8
Multi Point Cal .....................................................352
Multitrend SX Portable Case ........................290
Multitrend SX Rear Connections ...................61
Multitrend SX Standard Screens
Overview ...................................................................56
N
NAS
Export Now .............................................................185
Save or Load Layout .............................................163
Share Path .................................................................98
NAS Button
Device Selection ....................................................162
Network Settings
Comms Server ........................................................259
Network Share Path (NAS)
............................... 98
O
Operating Temperature ....................................301
Options ..................................................................... 196
Overview .................................................................... 45
Batch ..........................................................................53
Comms ....................................................................... 49
Data Storage .............................................................49
Display ....................................................................... 49
Events ........................................................................53
Functions and Features ...........................................45
Minitrend QX Rear Connections .......................... 59
Minitrend QX Standard Screens ...........................57
Multitrend SX Rear Connections .......................... 61
Multitrend SX Standard Screens ...........................56
Options - Hardware .................................................55
QX Rear Connections .............................................59
QX Standard Screens .............................................. 57
QXe Rear Connections ...........................................60
Recorder Functionality ...........................................47
Remote Control Viewer .......................................... 52
SX Rear Connections .............................................. 61
SX Standard Screens ...............................................56
Security ...................................................................... 52
USB Devices ............................................................ 50
eZtrend QX Rear Connections .............................. 60
eZtrend QXe Standard Screens .............................58
P
PC Ethernet Connections ................................247
Panel Mounting ......................................................13
Panel cut-out size .................................................... 8
Password Net Sync
Configuration ......................................................... 170
Rules ........................................................................168
Password NetSync ...............................................168
Password Network Synchronisation ..........168
Password Policy ..................................................210
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Password Security
...............................................207
Audit Trail ...............................................................210
ESS ...........................................................................208
First Time Password Setup - ESS ........................208
Level Permissions Table .......................................211
Log On/Off ..............................................................207
Users and Groups ...................................................207
Passwords
................................................................164
Add User ..................................................................166
Administrator ..........................................................165
Change Passwords .................................................167
Delete User ..............................................................167
First Time Login .....................................................164
Levels .......................................................................166
Policy .......................................................................165
Reset Passwords .....................................................167
User Administration ..............................................165
Users .........................................................................167
Passwords (AMS2750) ......................................419
Passwords Setup First time ESS ..................208
Peers ..........................................................................110
Peers Status ............................................................205
Pen Overview Status ..........................................197
Pen Pointers ...........................................................236
Pen Report Information ....................................155
Pens Menu .................................................................84
Alarms ........................................................................88
Logging ......................................................................86
Scale ...........................................................................85
Totaliser .....................................................................90
Pens for TC’s (Process Mode)
Play Sound
.......................389
Event Effects ...........................................................125
Policy, Passwords ................................................165
Ports, Comms ..........................................................96
Ports, Ethernet ......................................................101
Post-Trigger
Printing
Message List ........................................................... 188
Messages Screens .................................................. 187
Status Screens
Status Screen printing ................................... 195
........................................................ 190
Counters - View and Reset ................................... 191
Max/Min .................................................................. 190
Reports ..................................................................... 192
Script Timers .......................................................... 192
Totals - Start, Stop, Reset ..................................... 190
User Variables ........................................................ 192
Process Mode (AMS2750) .............................. 385
Process Screen Overview ................................ 225
Process Menu
Processor Board
Battery Safety ......................................................... 353
Protocols .............................................................. 3, 246
Pulse Input Card ............................................ 35, 303
Channel Numbers .................................................... 36
Connection Details .................................................. 36
Diagnostics ............................................................. 203
Pulse Input Menu
.................................................. 80
Q
QX Rear Connections ......................................... 59
QX Standard Screens ........................................... 57
QX and QXe Portable Case ................... 284, 294
QXe Rear Connections ....................................... 60
Quality and Safety
CE Mark .................................................................. 319
Safety ....................................................................... 319
Quality and Safety Appendix A
.................... 319
Set Post-Trigger time .............................................151
Power up ....................................................................63
Pre-Trigger .............................................................151
Acquiring .................................................................151
Alarm Rate ................................................................87
Configuration ..........................................................151
Enable ........................................................................87
Event processing ....................................................151
Export .......................................................................151
Importing .................................................................152
Logging Type ............................................................87
Post-Trigger ............................................................151
Restart ......................................................................152
Set Pre-Trigger time ..............................................151
Preface ..........................................................................1
Preset Markers ......................................................127
Print Screen Event Effects ...............................123
Print Support ...........................................................44
Printer Menu ..........................................................141
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R
RS485 Minitrend GR2, and Multitrend GR3 and
DR Graphic recorders ........................ 42
Rate Up or Rate Down Alarms ...................... 88
Re-Start Recorder .................................................. 64
Realtime Chart Controls .................................. 271
Recorder Functionality, Overview ................ 47
Recorder Setup ....................................................... 63
Default Time Zone .................................................. 65
Local Settings ........................................................... 65
LogOn/Off ................................................................ 64
Main Menu ................................................................ 66
Main Menu Access .................................................. 63
Menu Path ................................................................. 65
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Recording Menu
...................................................184
Safety
..................................................................... 2, 319
Device Selection ....................................................186
Export Now .............................................................185
Export “busy” light ................................................186
Recording Methodology .......................................184
Battery Data ............................................................ 353
Hazardous Voltage ..................................................... 4
Static Electricity ......................................................... 3
Symbols ....................................................................... 2
Recording Methodology ...................................184
Recording Status ..................................................199
Relay Alarm/Digital Input Specification .304
Remote Control Viewer, Overview ................52
Remote Networks
Safety and Symbol Identification ..................... 3
Save Layout ............................................................ 162
Comms .....................................................................249
Remote Viewer ......................................................276
Replay ...............................................................179, 228
Cursor ......................................................................229
Report Generation Tool - AMS2750D ......280
Report Tool .............................................................421
Installation ..............................................................421
Introduction ............................................................423
Overview .................................................................421
PDF support ............................................................422
SAT Report Wizard ...............................................425
SAT Report example .............................................427
TUS Report - Example .........................................441
TUS Report Wizard ...............................................428
User Interface .........................................................423
Reports
Event Effects ..........................................................125
Pen Report Information ........................................155
Process Menu .........................................................192
Reset All ..................................................................193
Run ...........................................................................192
View Archive ..........................................................193
Reports Menu
Reset
........................................................153
Setup, Layout, Data, All .......................................136
Reset Passwords
Reset at 16M
..................................................167
Totalisers ...................................................................92
Resistance Thermometers
.................................30
S
NAS ..........................................................................163
Save Setup .................................................................68
Saving Message Screens ..................................188
Saving Status Screens ........................................ 194
Scale Menu ...............................................................85
Scheduled Events
Event Causes .......................................................... 116
Scheduled Export
Screen Activity
Alarm Markers ....................................................... 236
Charts Speeds ......................................................... 235
Deviation Alarm Markers ..................................... 236
Mark on Chart ........................................................237
Pen Pointers ............................................................ 236
Screen Markers ......................................................238
Screen Change Event Effects .........................123
Screen Configuration ........................................ 225
Menu Bar .................................................................226
Process Screen Overview ..................................... 225
Screen Designer Screens ...................................... 239
Screen Menu Bar ................................................... 227
Screen Designer
Client / Server Network ........................................109
................................................... 239
Loading a Layout into a Recorder ...................... 239
Loading a Template into a Recorder .................. 239
Software .................................................................. 279
Screen Designer (AMS2750) .........................420
Screen List ...............................................................179
Screen Markers ....................................................238
Screen Menu ..................................................143, 176
Calibrate .................................................................. 179
Charts ....................................................................... 144
Clean Screen ...........................................................179
Replay ......................................................................179
Screen List .............................................................. 179
Screen Saver ...........................................................143
Tabular Display ......................................................146
Touch Test ...............................................................179
Screen Menu Bar
SAT Report Wizard .............................................425
SD CARD ..................................................................50
SD CARD Handling precautions ...................51
SD CardFormat ....................................................184
SD card .....................................................................150
SMTP Status ...........................................................205
SNTP ..........................................................................108
................................................ 148
................................................. 227
Edit Screen Properties ...........................................176
Replay ......................................................................228
Screen Saver
.......................................................... 143
Brightness ...............................................................145
Dim Saver ...............................................................144
Screens
......................................................................157
Tabular Screen ........................................................146
Script Function Application Examples
Script Timers
.....331
...........................................61
Event Effects .......................................................... 124
Process Menu ......................................................... 192
Overview ...................................................................56
Scripts, Trigger Events ..................................... 125
Secure Comms ....................................................... 242
SX Rear Connections
SX Standard Screens
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Secure Communications
...................................100
Secure FTP ..............................................................100
WSD .........................................................................100
Secure FTP .............................................................100
Secure FTP for Trend Server .........................254
Security .....................................................................207
Security Messages ...............................................187
Security, Overview ................................................52
Send Recorder Events ........................................259
Chart Controls ........................................................271
Sensor Compensation
Analogue Input Calibration ..................................351
Dual Point Cal ........................................................351
Multi Point Cal .......................................................352
Single Point Cal ......................................................351
Sensor Config. Menu (TUS) ...........................399
Sensors Config. Menu (Process Mode) ....386
Server Name, Email ...........................................106
Server Name, SNTP ............................................108
Services .......................................................................94
Settings ......................................................................173
Thermocouple Adjustment Factor, Disable .......174
Time & Date ...........................................................173
Volume, Sound Effects ..........................................173
Settings Update Sounds, Sound Effects ....173
Setup Menu ...............................................................68
AI Calibration .........................................................132
Alarm Relay ..............................................................77
Alarm/Digital IO ......................................................77
Alarms Menu ............................................................88
Analogue In Menu ...................................................73
Analogue Out ............................................................76
Batch Menu .............................................................138
CJC Calibration ......................................................135
Calibration ...............................................................132
Charts .......................................................................144
Comms Services .....................................................101
Counters ...................................................................126
Credits ......................................................................131
Daylight Saving ......................................................136
Digital IO ...................................................................77
Edit Recording ........................................................148
Edit Setup ..................................................................69
Email ........................................................................106
Error Alert ...............................................................129
Events Menu ...........................................................111
Events/Counters Menu ..........................................111
FTP ...........................................................................109
Factory .....................................................................131
Field IO ......................................................................70
Firmware Upgrade .................................................132
General .....................................................................128
Groups ......................................................................142
IP Address .................................................................95
Identity .....................................................................128
Language .................................................................136
Load Menu ................................................................68
Localisation .....................................................136, 137
458
Logging ..................................................................... 86
Modbus .................................................................... 103
Peers ......................................................................... 110
Pens ............................................................................ 84
Printer Menu ........................................................... 141
Pulse Input ................................................................ 80
Reports ..................................................................... 153
SNTP ........................................................................ 108
Save Setup ................................................................. 68
Scale Menu ............................................................... 85
Screen Saver ........................................................... 143
Screen Setup ........................................................... 143
Services ..................................................................... 94
TCP/IP ....................................................................... 94
Tabular Display ...................................................... 146
Temp.Units .............................................................. 136
Time Zone ............................................................... 136
Totaliser ..................................................................... 90
Web Enable ............................................................. 106
Share Path (NAS) .................................................. 98
Signal Wiring ........................................................... 22
Single Point Cal ................................................... 351
Slave ID .................................................................... 105
Software ................................................................... 279
Software Installation, Comms ....................... 253
Sound Effects
Set Volume .............................................................. 173
Update Sounds ....................................................... 173
Spares List
............................................................... 281
Minitrend QX ................................................. 281, 295
Minitrend QX and QXe Portable Case ...... 284, 294
Multitrend SX ......................................................... 285
Multitrend SX Portable Case ............................... 290
QX and QXe Portable Case ......................... 284, 294
eZtrend QXe ........................................................... 291
Specification Tables ........................................... 307
Specifications ........................................................ 303
Standard Communications Interfaces ....... 245
Start Up .................................................................... 254
Start a Survey (AMS2750) .............................. 410
Static Electricity, Safety ....................................... 3
Status Menu ............................................................ 194
Alarm/Digital IO .................................................... 202
Analogue In ............................................................ 201
Analogue Out ......................................................... 202
Comms ..................................................................... 204
Diagnostics ............................................................. 200
Event Status ............................................................ 203
General Status ........................................................ 195
Hardware Status ..................................................... 201
IO Cards .................................................................. 197
Maintenance ........................................................... 198
Media ....................................................................... 205
Options .................................................................... 196
Pen Overview ......................................................... 197
Pulse Inputs ............................................................. 203
Recording ................................................................ 199
System ..................................................................... 195
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Sterilisation ..............................................................93
Storage Alarm .......................................................150
Storage Bias ...........................................................149
Storage Media Format ......................................184
Stylus ............................................................................63
Survey Status (AMS2750) ................................410
Symbols, Safety .........................................................2
System
Event Causes .......................................................... 115
System Accuracy Tests (SAT)
System Menu
.........................383
General Status ........................................................195
IO Cards ..................................................................197
Options ....................................................................196
System Messages .................................................187
System Requirements .........................................252
System, Status ........................................................195
T
TC Burn Out, Event Causes ........................... 115
TC Cal. Adjust (AMS2750) ............................389
TC Usage Tracking (AMS2750) ...................390
TCP/IP ........................................................................94
DNS/WINS/MDNS .................................................96
IP Address .................................................................95
Ports ...........................................................................96
TUS Data file .........................................................417
TUS Logged data .................................................418
TUS Mode (AMS2750) .....................................392
TUS Report Wizard .............................................428
TUS Start
TUS Logged data ................................................... 418
Thermocouple Adjustment Factor, Disable
Thermocouple Connections
174
External Reference ................................................ 339
How Thermocouples work ................................... 337
Internal Reference ................................................. 338
Thermocouple CJC Compensation .....................338
Thermocouple Connections Appendix C
Time & Date
.337
Settings .................................................................... 173
Time Sync ................................................................ 127
Time Zone ................................................................ 136
Timer (AMS2750)
Event Causes .......................................................... 115
Totaliser
..................................................................... 90
Displaying Totals ..................................................... 93
Event Causes .......................................................... 115
Event Effects .......................................................... 122
F sub 0 ....................................................................... 90
Sterilisation ...............................................................93
Totals - Start, Stop, Reset ................................. 190
Touch Screen .......................................................... 302
Touch Test ................................................................ 179
Trademarks .................................................................1
Transmitter Power Supply Card .................... 37
TrendManager Pro Software .........................279
(AMS2750) .............................................................420
TrendManager Pro ................................................. 279
TrendServer Pro ..................................................... 279
TrendViewer ...........................................................279
Troubleshooting
Error Messages ....................................................... 363
U
Event Causes .......................................................... 115
TUS Stop
Event Causes .......................................................... 115
TUS survey process screen .............................402
Tabular Display ....................................................146
Tabular Screen ......................................................146
Technical Data & Specifications .................303
Analogue Output ....................................................303
Field IO ....................................................................303
Input Range Performance Accuracy Table ........312
Pulse Input Card .....................................................303
Relay Alarm/Digital Input ....................................304
Specification Tables ..............................................307
Temp.Units ..............................................................136
Temperature Uniformity Survey (TUS) ....392
During a Survey .....................................................410
Ending the Survey .................................................416
Start a Survey .........................................................410
Survey status ...........................................410, 414, 415
Detect Mode .................................................. 411
Soak Mode ....................................................412
Stable (in soak) Mode ...................................413
TC Stabilized .................................................412
Temperature overshoot ................................. 411
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USB Comms Ports .............................................. 102
USB Devices ............................................................ 44
Keyboards .................................................................44
Print Support .............................................................44
USB Keys .................................................................. 44
USB Devices, Overview ..................................... 50
USB Key Format ................................................. 184
USB Keys ...................................................................44
Update Tabular Readings
Event Effects .......................................................... 125
User Action
Event Causes .......................................................... 115
Hot Button ............................................................... 115
User Calibration ..................................................132
User Counters, Event Cause ......................... 117
User Messages ......................................................187
User Variables
Process Menu ......................................................... 192
Users, Passwords
................................................ 167
459
V,W,X,Y,Z
View Alarms ............................................................175
WSD (Web Services on Devices) ..................100
Warnings and Precautions ..................................3
Web Browser ..........................................................276
Auto DNS ..................................................................94
Web Enable .............................................................106
Zoom In .....................................................................229
Zoom Out .................................................................230
Zooming ....................................................................232
Zooming Capabilities ........................................233
xs-nnnnnn, Auto DNS ..........................................94
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Sales and Service
For application assistance, current specifications, pricing, or name of the nearest Authorized Distributor, contact one of the offices below.
ASIA PACIFIC
Honeywell Process Solutions,
(TAC)
hfs-tac-support@honeywell.com
Australia
Honeywell Limited
Phone: +(61) 7-3846 1255
FAX: +(61) 7-3840 6481
Toll Free 1300-36-39-36
Toll Free Fax:
1300-36-04-70
EMEA
Honeywell Process Solutions,
Phone: + 80012026455 or 
+44 (0)1344 656000
AMERICA’s
Honeywell Process Solutions,
Phone: 1-800-423-9883
Or 215/641-3610
(Sales) 1-800-343-0228
Email: (Sales)
FP-Sales-Apps@Honeywell.com
or
(TAC)
Email: (Sales)
FP-Sales-Apps@Honeywell.com
or
(TAC)
hfs-tac-support@honeywell.com
hfs-tac-support@honeywell.com
China – PRC - Shanghai
Honeywell China Inc.
Phone: (86-21) 5257-4568
Fax: (86-21) 6237-2826
Singapore
Honeywell Pte Ltd.
Phone: +(65) 6580 3278
Fax: +(65) 6445-3033
South Korea
Honeywell Korea Co Ltd
Phone: +(822) 799 6114
Fax: +(822) 792 9015
Specifications are subject to change without notice.
For more information
To learn more about Paperless Recorders,
visit www.honeywellprocess.com
Or contact your Honeywell Account Manager
Process Solutions
Honeywell
1250 W Sam Houston Pkwy S
Houston, TX 77042
Honeywell Control Systems Ltd
Honeywell House, Skimped Hill Lane
Bracknell, England, RG12 1EB
Shanghai City Centre, 100 Jungi Road
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May 2015
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