Eagle User`s Manual V8.7, Vol. 1
Eagle User's Manual
Version 8.70
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© 1997-2001 Command Alkon Incorporated. Information disclosed herein was originated by and
is the property of Command Alkon Incorporated, and except for rights expressly granted by
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use and reproduction rights thereto.
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Safety Procedures
Emergency Procedures
If there is an emergency at your plant immediately press the EMERGENCY STOP switch.
This will remove control power from the Eagle. Be sure that it is safe to reapply power
before releasing the Emergency Stop button.
Eagle Maintenance Procedures
When preparing to do any work on the Eagle System or Plant turn the key on the manual
panel to the off position and remove the key. Then lock and tag all 3 Phase power and/or
control power necessary to guarantee everyone’s safety.
Eagle Testing Procedures
You may be asked by a Command Alkon Service Technician to open the Eagle box and use
the test probe to check for voltage. The Eagle system will be running at this time. Use
caution when testing, test only the areas that you are directed to test by the technician.
Note: Misuse of the Test Probe may cause electrical shock and/or damage to the system.
Note: If your local government authorities prohibit you from opening any electrical
components do not proceed with any testing procedures. This is to be done by authorized
personnel only.
Other Maintenance Procedures
As a courtesy to you we have included a copy of “Lockout for Safety on the Job” booklet.
This booklet can be found on the inside front cover of this manual. The booklet describes
lockout/tagout procedures in easy-to-follow steps. All employees working around machinery
or equipment need lockout/tagout training to prevent the sudden release of energy.
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Certificates
To request a National Type Evaluation Program Certificate of Conformance for Weighing and Measuring Devices for
a particular state please contact:
Chris Fornwalt
[email protected]
1-972-262-2692 x 2101
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Table of Contents
Installation
System Specifications .............................................................................................................i-1
Troubleshooting Guide............................................................................................................i-2
Hot Keys................................................................................................................................i-12
Introduction .....................................................................................................................ii-2
Chapter 1: Getting Started
Master Menu .......................................................................................................................... 1-2
Master Menu Screens Chart .................................................................................................... 1-4
Help Screen ............................................................................................................................ 1-6
Batching/Storage Menu.......................................................................................................... 1-8
Chapter 2: Plant Setup Menu
General Plant Options ............................................................................................................ 2-3
Extended Plant options........................................................................................................... 2-7
Scale Calibration ................................................................................................................. 2-11
Scale Configuration Menu ................................................................................................... 2-14
Batch Screen Options........................................................................................................... 2-16
Batch Setup Screen Options................................................................................................. 2-19
Order Entry Titles ................................................................................................................ 2-22
Printer & Comm Config....................................................................................................... 2-23
Primary Printer Setup........................................................................................................... 2-25
Secondary Printer Setup....................................................................................................... 2-31
Aggregate Batching.............................................................................................................. 2-32
Aggregate Freefall................................................................................................................ 2-34
Aggregate Jogging................................................................................................................ 2-37
Cement Batching .................................................................................................................. 2-39
Cement Freefall .................................................................................................................... 2-41
Cement Jogging.................................................................................................................... 2-44
Water Freefall ...................................................................................................................... 2-46
Water Jogging Data.............................................................................................................. 2-49
Water Pulse Calibration ....................................................................................................... 2-51
Admix Pulse Calibration ...................................................................................................... 2-53
Agg/Cem Discharge Gates ................................................................................................... 2-57
General Discharge................................................................................................................ 2-61
Admix Batch/Discharge ....................................................................................................... 2-71
Probe Cal/Config.................................................................................................................. 2-74
Passwords ............................................................................................................................. 2-76
Time/Date Menu .................................................................................................................. 2-81
Print Screens......................................................................................................................... 2-82
Remote Configuration .......................................................................................................... 2-83
Soft I/O Config..................................................................................................................... 2-84
Disk Maintenance................................................................................................................. 2-88
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Chapter 3: End of Day Operation
End of Day Menu ................................................................................................................... 3-1
End of Day Duties .................................................................................................................. 3-2
Aggregate Inventory............................................................................................................. 3-15
Cement Inventory ................................................................................................................. 3-24
Admix Inventory .................................................................................................................. 3-33
Cement Tracking .................................................................................................................. 3-41
Tickets Summary.................................................................................................................. 3-45
Summary .............................................................................................................................. 3-49
Chapter 4: Plant Storage Information
Storage Menu ......................................................................................................................... 4-1
Mix Storage Menu.................................................................................................................. 4-4
Calculations for Moisture Compensation .............................................................................. 4-9
Truck Storage Menu............................................................................................................. 4-15
Materials Storage Menu ....................................................................................................... 4-19
Moisture Storage Menu........................................................................................................ 4-20
Aggregate Storage Menu...................................................................................................... 4-22
Cement Storage Menu.......................................................................................................... 4-26
Admix Storage Menu ........................................................................................................... 4-29
Water Storage Menu ............................................................................................................ 4-32
Extra Products Menu............................................................................................................ 4-35
Deliveries Menu ................................................................................................................... 4-38
Chapter 5: Plant Batching Operations
Batching Menu ....................................................................................................................... 5-1
Customers Menu .................................................................................................................... 5-5
Orders Menu......................................................................................................................... 5-13
Batch Setup .......................................................................................................................... 5-24
Verify Menu ......................................................................................................................... 5-41
Ticket Stack.......................................................................................................................... 5-45
Truck Washout Utility.......................................................................................................... 5-48
Dual Units Metrication......................................................................................................... 5-50
Appendixes
Appendix A: Notices, Warnings, & Error Messages ............................................................ A-1
Appendix B: Field Number Selections ................................................................................. B-1
Appendix C: Scale Readout Manual ..................................................................................... C-1
Appendix D: Inventory Security ........................................................................................... D-1
Appendix E: Expanded Water Handling (2 of 4 Waters) ......................................................E-1
Appendix F: Eagle Text File Transfers..................................................................................F-1
Index....................................................................................................................................... 1
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System Specifications
• Power Requirements
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System
110 VAC +/- 20%, 50/60 Hz or 220 VAC +/- 20%, 50/60 Hz
•
Plant Power
110 VAC +/- 20%, 50/60 Hz or 220 VAC +/- 20%, 50/60 Hz
•
Physical Specifications
−
−
Operator Monitor
Weight: 29 lbs.
Dimensions:
Operator Keyboard
Weight: 10 lbs.
Dimensions:
15”
15”
7”
15”
18”
•
System Printer
Weight: 12 lbs. (Microline 180)
Microline 180 Printer Front View
20lbs. (Microline 320)
Microline 320 Printer Front View
4.5”
4”
13.5”
11”
12”
Microline 80 Printer Top View
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Manual Control Panel
−
Weight: 56 lbs.
Manual Panel Front View
Right Side View
9”
21.5”
18.5”
Top View
•
Computer Junction Box
−
Weight: 260 lbs.
24”
37 1/4”
Center to Center
42”
Mounting holes.
Eagle
Series
30”
Computer J-Box Front View
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Diagram
Speaker
Side View
Front View Eagle J-Box
System Monitor
Eagle
Eagle
Series
Series
Line Rcvr.
System Keyboard
A
Bottom View
B
I/o cables
(3)
to plant
Remotely located
Dispatch computer
AC Power In
Modem
B
Moisture
probes
A
Analog input
devices,
(Up to 9), Scale
Pots, Load Cells
Manual Panel
Rear View
Serial Printer
Parallel Printer
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TURN KEY ON MANUAL SWITCH PANEL
NOTHING HAPPENS
NO
CHECK THE EMERGENCY SWITCH
ON THE MANUAL SWITCH PANEL.
PRESS THE EMERGENCY SWITCH
ON THE MANUAL SWITCH PANEL
IS THE SWITCH IN THE OFF POSITION?
YES
CHECK
CIRCUIT BREAKERS
ON FRONT OF THE PSI
EAGLE JUNCTION BOX
NO
PUSH CIRCUIT BREAKERS IN
ARE BOTH OF THEM
PUSHED IN?
YES
OPEN JUNCTION BOX
PUT TEST PROBE ON
TERMINAL LABELED L1.
DOES TEST PROBE LIGHT?
YES
CALL FOR
SUPPORT
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CHECK MAIN POWER TRANSFORMER ON
THE PLANT AND CHECK THAT POWER
CORD FROM BOTTOM OF JUNCTION BOX
IS PLUGGED INTO THE WALL
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MONITOR IS BLANK (NO VIDEO)
IS THE MONITOR TURNED ON?
NO
TURN MONITOR ON
YES
PRESS THE KEY
MARKED CTRL, LOWER
LEFT HAND CORNER OF
KEYBOARD
NO
WAS AN AUDIBLE SOUND
(OUCH) HEARD?
NO
DOES MONITOR COME ON?
YES
YES
CALL FOR
SUPPORT
MONITOR OR
VIDEO CARD
CALL FOR
SUPPORT
EXTENDER TRANSMITTER,
EXTENDER RECEIVER,
OR CABLES
SYSTEM
IS OK
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PRINTER ERROR MESSAGE
AND VOICE PROMPT KEEPS
REPEATING
IS THE PRINTER
TURNED ON?
NO
TURN THE PRINTER
ON AND RETRY
YES
YES
NO
IS THE SELECT
LIGHT ON?
PRESS THE SELECT
BUTTON
YES
IS PAPER IN THE
PRINTER?
NO
ARE THE CABLES
PLUGGED IN?
YES
CALL FOR
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YES
PUT PAPER IN THE
PRINTER
YES
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PRINTER
WORK NOW?
YES
NO
PLUG THE CABLES
IN
DOES THE
PRINTER
WORK NOW?
YES
NO
SYSTEM
IS OK
NO
SYSTEM
IS OK
NO
SYSTEM
IS OK
NO
SYSTEM
IS OK
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P R IN T E R D O E S N O T P R IN T
(N O E R R O R M E S S A G E )
G O T O P L A N T S E T -U P M E N U , P R IN T E R & C O M M C O N F IG M E N U
D O E S T H E P R IM A R Y A N D /O R S E C O N D A R Y P R IN T E R H A V E A
P O R T A N D /O R B A U D R A T E A S S IG N E D ?
YES
NO
I F U S IN G 1 P R I N T E R S O F T W A R E
THEN USE PAG E UP TO ENTER LPT1
IN T H E P R IM A R Y P O R T L IN E
PRESS F5 TO ENTER THE
C O N F IG U R A T IO N
I F U S IN G 2 P R I N T E R S O F T W A R E
THEN USE PAG E UP TO ENTER LPT1
IN T H E P R IM A R Y P O R T L IN E
THEN USE PAG E UP TO ENTER
C O M M 1 IN T H E S E C O N D A R Y P O R T
L IN E A N D U S E P A G E U P T O E N T E R
9 6 0 0 IN T H E S E C O N D A R Y B A U D
R A T E L IN E
P R E S S F 5 T O E N T E R C O N F IG U R A T IO N
D O E S T H E P R IN T E R W O R K N O W ?
YES
NO
C O N T IN U E
B A T C H IN G
CALL FO R
SUPPO RT
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THE AUTOMATIC INPUT AND OUTPUT
The Output (OAC) and Input (IAC) modules are located on the PB Boards (Fig. #2) which are located on the right side
of the PSI EAGLE Box (Fig. #1). The OAC (Fig. #3) is black in color and is responsible for communications between
the PSI EAGLE and the concrete plant. These operate various fill , discharge, open and close signals that control the
plant. during automatic batching and discharging. The IAC (Fig. #4) is yellow in color and receives incoming signals
from the plant and Manual Switch Panel during batching and discharging. These signals include; limit switches,
manual batching of materials, float switches, and liquid measuring meters for water and admixes. The OAC and IAC
are dedicated to certain functions and these are shown on the inside door of the PSI EAGLE (DWG #1).
FIGURE #1
PSI EAGLE BOX
FIGURE #2
PB BOARD
PB-1
DWG #1
FIGURE #3
OAC (BLACK)
TO 110/220 VAC
FIGURE #4
IAC (YELLOW)
TO PSI TERMINAL
STRIP (OUTPUT)
NEUTRAL (L2)
TEST POINT A
PICO FUSE
(REMOVABLE)
BLACK
OUTPUT
MODULE
TEST POINT B
RESISTOR
(DO NOT REMOVE)
TO PSI TERMINAL
STRIP (INPUT)
TEST POINT A
YELLOW
INPUT
MODULE
PICO FUSE
(REMOVABLE)
TEST POINT B
RESISTOR (DO
NOT REMOVE)
RED
LED
TO REPLACE THE OAC OR IAC, TURN POWER OFF, UNSCREW THE MODULE FROM THE PB BOARD AND GENTLY PULL THE MODULE
OUT OF THE SOCKET. THEN INSERT A NEW MODULE IN THE SOCKET AND TIGHTEN.
TO REPLACE THE PICO FUSE, TURN POWER OFF, REMOVE THE MODULE IF NECESSARY, THEN USING A PAIR OF NEEDLE-NOSE
PLIERS, GRASP THE PICO FUSE AT ONE END AND GENTLY PULL. REPEAT ON OTHER END. TO INSERT, BEND THE LEGS TO FIT INTO
THE HOLES, CUT OFF EXCESS LEAD WIRE, AND INSERT INTO THE HOLES.
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TROUBLESHOOTING THE AUTOMATIC OUTPUT (OAC)
In a normal automatic operation, when the computer turns on an output, the red LED under the module lights up and
closes the contact in the OAC. This applies power at the PSI EAGLE terminal (see Fig. #3).
In an abnormal automatic operation, the computer tries to turn on output, the red LED under the module lights up ,
but the gate or fill solenoid does not operate.
IDENTIFY THE PROBLEM. THE MATERIAL BEING CALLED FOR
WILL BE HIGHLIGHTED ON THE SCREEN.
GATE IS NOT OPEN, NOTHING BEING WEIGHED UP.
REFER TO DWG #1 ON THE DOOR OF THE PSI EAGLE.
FIND LOCATION OF BLACK OPTO THAT OPERATES
THAT PARTICULAR MATERIAL.
NO
IS THE RED LED UNDER
THE OAC LIT?
CALL FOR
SUPPORT
YES
PUT TEST PROBE ON
SCREW ABOVE AND
TO THE RIGHT OF THE
OAC.
DOES TEST PROBE
LIGHT?
PUT TEST PROBE AT
TEST POINT “B”, TO THE
RIGHT OF THE OAC.
DOES TEST PROBE
LIGHT?
NO
YES
NO
REPLACE
THE OAC
YES
REPLACE
THE PICO
FUSE
REFER TO PLANT DRAWINGS
TO FIND WHAT TERMINAL
NUMBER WIRE GOES TO.
PUT TEST PROBE ON THAT
TERMINAL.
DOES TEST PROBE LIGHT?
YES
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PROBLEM IS OUT
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TROUBLESHOOTING THE INPUT (IAC)
The devices that are connected to the input modules can be limit switches, float switches, conveyor input, flop gate
input and manual inputs for manual batching.
In a normal operation when a switch is closed, the red LED lights showing that the signal is being detected.
In an abnormal operation, the red LED will not be lit and an error message will be displayed (i.e. Batcher Open,
Conveyor Not Running, or no manual recordation).
IDENTIFY THE PROBLEM. IF AN ERROR MESSAGE
IS RECEIVED OR NO MANUAL RECORDATION
REFER TO DWG #1 ON THE DOOR OF THE PSI EAGLE.
FIND LOCATION OF YELLOW OPTO THAT IS RECEIVING
THE INPUT FOR THAT PARTICULAR PROBLEM
IS THE RED LED UNDER
THE IAC LIT?
YES
NO
PUT TEST PROBE ON SCREW
ABOVE AND TO THE RIGHT OF
IAC.
DOES TEST PROBE LIGHT?
NO
PROBLEM IS OUT
ON THE PLANT
YES
CALL FOR
SUPPORT
PUT TEST PROBE AT
TEST POINT “B”, TO THE
RIGHT OF THE IAC.
DOES TEST PROBE
LIGHT?
YES
REPLACE
THE IAC
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The devices that are connected to the input modules can be liquid measuring meters for water and admixes.
In a normal operation when a pulse from the meter is received at the PSI EAGLE the red LED pulses on and off as
the water and/or admix is being metered.
In an abnormal operation, the red LED will not pulse on and off and an error message will be displayed (i.e. Low
Flow Detected).
IDENTIFY THE PROBLEM. IF AN ERROR MESSAGE
IS RECEIVED OR NO COUNTS ARE DETECTED
REFER TO DWG #1 ON THE DOOR OF THE PSI EAGLE.
FIND LOCATION OF YELLOW OPTO THAT IS RECEIVING
THE INPUT FOR THAT PARTICULAR PROBLEM
GO INTO MANUAL FOR THE MATERIAL THAT IS NOT COUNTING
PRESS THE MANUAL BUTTON WHILE WATCHING THE RED LED
UNDER THE IAC.
IS THE RED LED UNDER
THE IAC PULSE ON AND
OFF?
YES
NO
PUT TEST PROBE ON SCREW
ABOVE AND TO THE LEFT OF
IAC.
DOES TEST PROBE LIGHT?
NO
PROBLEM IS OUT
ON THE PLANT
YES
CALL FOR
SUPPORT
PUT TEST PROBE AT
TEST POINT “B”, TO THE
RIGHT OF THE IAC.
DOES TEST PROBE
LIGHT?
NO
REPLACE
THE PICO
FUSE
YES
REPLACE
THE IAC
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Hot Keys
The following keystroke combinations activate functions as listed below. They can be
used to invoke utility software functions or allow real time operator input during
automatic mode batching.
Keystrokes
Mode/Precondition
Action
<Alt> + <F7>
Holding Hopper
Closes Holding Hopper Disch./Opens Batcher Discharge
<Alt> + <W>
Batching Screen
Truck Washout Utility Pop-Up Screen
<Alt> + <T>*
Batching Mode*
Change Truck Number*
<Alt> + <V>
Batching Mode
Concrete Volume Calculator
<Alt> + <C>
Batching Mode
Concrete Volume Calculator
<Alt> + <B>
Fast Batch Option
Switch From Primary To Alternate Batch
<Alt> + <I>
Batching Screen
Bring Up Inventory Pop-Up Screen
<Alt> + <J>
Weigh-Up
Force A Manual Jog On A Non-Jogging Material
<Gray Plus>
Code 1 Discharge
Increase Discharge Rate
<Gray Minus>
Code 1 Discharge
Decrease Discharge Rate
<Page Up>
Code 1 Discharge
Increase Discharge Rate
<Page Down>
Code 1 Discharge
Decrease Discharge Rate
<Esc>
When Errors Displayed
Acknowledge Error, Remove Message
* Requires enabling in the “Extended Plant Options”, in the “Plant Setup” section of the software.
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Consumable Parts List
The following list of parts are ones that require routine replacement at normal or
predictable intervals. These parts may be obtained from the Command Alkon - Dallas
Customer Service department. Customer Service Number: 1-800-852-4565
Consumable Parts List
Part Number
Description
01-024
PB16A Fuses
02-003
5 Amp Circuit Breaker
02-022
10 Amp Circuit Breaker
02-061
Fan Filter
03-001
Single Scale Pot
01-008
Octal Relay
01-040
Octal Relay Base
04-051
Indicator Actuator
04-052
Momentary Actuator
04-055
Single Pole Switch Block
04-056
Double Pole Switch Block
04-064
12 Volt Light Bulb
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Field Replaceable Parts
The following list of parts may be ordered from the Command Alkon - Dallas Customer
Service department to repair an Eagle Batching controller. Some of the parts below are
returnable for an exchange credit. Customer Service Number: 1-800-852-4565
Field Replaceable Parts List
Part Number
14
Description
01-009
PB16 PCB
01-055
G4 PB16 Rack
18-025*
Parallel/RTC PCB
18-027*
Speech/Analog PCB
18-031*
CPU PCB
18-032*
Video I/O PCB (Diamondpak)
18-036*
Extender/Receiver Assembly
18-037*
Extender/Transmitter Assembly
18-038*
Manual Panel Main Scale PCB
18-040*
Display PCB
18-041*
Counter PCB
18-044*
Preamp PCB , 7200 Moisture Probe
18-045*
Power Supply, 7200 Moisture Probe
18-026*
Backplane PCB Assembly
18-035
Disk Emulator EPROM version 6.xx
(Part of 18-035 above)
Disk Emulator RAM version 6.xx
18-047*
Disk Emulator RAM version 7.xx
18-049*
CDI Moisture Probe Control PCB
18-051*
External Receiver Assembly (New Style)
18-052*
External Transmitter Assy. (New Style)
18-053*
Disk Emulator EPROM version 7.xx
18-056
Multi I/O PCB (New Style)
02-009*
Power Supply IM603-122
02-060
Isatrol for 240 Volt Systems
02-078*
Power Supply For Manual Switch Panel
07-193
VGA Video Cable (New Style)
07-194
Internal Video Cable (New Style)
07-195
Internal CPU Cable (New Style)
07-196
Internal Speaker Cable (New Style)
07-210
Com 1 Cable (New Style)
09-176
Floppy Disk Drive
09-259
Varistor For 240 Volt Systems
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The following list of parts may be returned to the Command Alkon - Dallas Customer
Service department for an exchange credit. Customer Service Number: 1-800-852-4565
Field Returnable Parts List
Part Number
Description
18-025*
Parallel/RTC PCB
18-027*
Speech/Analog PCB
18-031*
CPU PCB #b880-640 (Level 7)
18-029*
CPU PCB (Level 8)
18-048*
Flash Memory Disk (Level 8)
18-030*
Flash Memory PCB (Level 8)
18-032*
Video I/O PCB (Diamondpak)
18-036*
Extender/Receiver Assembly
18-037*
Extender/Transmitter Assembly
18-038*
Manual Panel Main Scale PCB
18-040*
Display PCB
18-041*
Counter PCB
18-044*
Preamp PCB , 7200 Moisture Probe
18-045*
Power Supply, 7200 Moisture Probe
18-026*
Backplane PCB Assembly
18-035*
Disk Emulator EPROM version 6.xx
(Part of 18-035 above)
Disk Emulator RAM version 6.xx
18-047
Disk Emulator RAM version 7.xx
18-049
CDI View Moisture Control PCB
18-051
External Receiver Assembly (New Style)
18-052
External Transmitter Assy. (New Style)
18-053
Disk Emulator EPROM version 7.xx
02-009
Power Supply IM603-122
02-078
Power Supply For Manual Switch Panel
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Introduction
Welcome to the Eagle 8.70, the latest automatic batching computer designed by
Command Alkon Incorporated. The Eagle is designed to replace the manual control
method of concrete batching, or replace the present automatic system you have in use on
your plant.
The parts of the system include a terminal, the keyboard, a control panel, a computer
junction box, and an optional printer. The terminal looks like a small television set.
When you use the Eagle, you will be watching the screen most of the time. The
keyboard is what you will use to talk to the Eagle by typing instructions and commands.
The control panel houses all the manual switches, and the key that turns the power on
and off. The junction box is the big white box hanging on the wall. This contains the
computer, control relays, power supply, and plant wiring terminal strip.
Learning to use the Eagle is simple. There is a computer controlled voice to guide you
through each batching and loading step. The voice can also alert you if a malfunction
occurs. The Eagle uses a system of menus to allow the operator a step-by-step process to
follow.
The Eagle also has a feature called the Demonstration Mode, which allows you to
practice or train on the system without turning the plant on.
The Eagle controls plant operations and ensures fast, accurate, in-tolerance batching. It
can also monitor your inventory and keep detailed summaries of the material used and
total yards batched. Inventory can be displayed or printed out at any time.
Other features control the sequence and rate at which materials are loaded onto the
trucks. A security option records not only the automatic batching operations, but manual
batching as well.
The manual control panel serves as a backup to the automatic system. If you have
purchased the Eagle Junior, you will use your existing manual panel. Any time during
the batching or loading operation, the operator can take over plant operation simply by
choosing the manual override option. The panel's color coded lights go on and off as the
Eagle moves from one phase to the next, giving you another indication of what stage
each batch is in.
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Getting Started
Once the system has been installed, you will turn it on with the key to the manual switch
panel. This turns on the entire system. First, make sure that the switch on your terminal
screen is on. Next, insert the key into the lock on your manual switch panel and turn the
key clockwise.
You will see a flashing cursor at the top of the computer screen. This means that the
computer is loading. The Eagle program tests the data files for errors in the structure of
the files and checks the CRC of the memory files. It will be ready to begin operations in
about 30 seconds. As soon as the Eagle has loaded, the screen will change to the Master
Menu, which looks like the illustration below:
Now, before we begin to go to any specific functions within the Eagle system, let's talk a
little bit about how the Eagle works. Although it is a highly sophisticated system, the
Eagle is easy to operate. Each screen provides only a limited number of possible
functions. The operator must choose operations from what is called a menu. The menu
is a list. Like a menu in a restaurant, only the available choices are listed. If you strike a
key that is not on the menu, the Eagle will ignore it. Look again at the illustration above.
The Master Menu is the first menu that you will see each time that you turn on the
computer. The User's Manual also begins with this menu.
The organization of this book is intended to follow the organization of the program itself.
Under the Master Menu section in this chapter is a chart called "Master Menu Screens
Chart" that tells you where each screen is located on the computer. Take a moment to
look at this chart until you have become more familiar with the way the Eagle’s screens
are organized. If you want to look up a particular section that will explain what to do on
a certain screen, use the Index for easy reference.
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Master Menu
The Master Menu is the first screen you will see each time you turn on your Eagle
batching computer.
The screen shows the Command Alkon logo, the revision level of the software, the
current time and date. At the bottom of the screen are the Master Menu prompts. These
prompts tell you which keys to press to begin operating the Eagle. Locate the "F" keys
along the top of the keyboard above the letter pad. The "F" keys are already set up to tell
the Eagle to perform certain functions. At the bottom of each screen, you will see a list
of the "F" keys that will work for that screen. This list of "F" keys is called a menu.
Like a menu at a restaurant, the menus on each screen tell you what options you have
available. Look at the bottom of the Master Menu. Locate the words, "Master Menu."
Below this title are three options you can choose:
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F3 = End of Day Menu
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F4 = Plant Setup Menu
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F5 = Batching/Storage
Try pressing some of the other "F" keys. Note that nothing happens. The Eagle will say
"Ouch!" whenever you hit a wrong key. This way you will know to try again.
Now you are ready to find out how to use the Eagle to operate your plant. You probably
have plenty of questions. What can you do in the Plant Setup Menu? What can you do
in the Batching/Storage Menu? What button do you push to set up a mix design? How
do you setup the Eagle so that you can use it to operate the plant? Read along through
the next few pages, and you will get some answers.
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First, you will need to learn the arrangement of the screens and menus. The screens are
set up in a logical order − similar jobs are grouped together. The "Master Menu Screens
Chart" on the next page shows how the screens break down into particular jobs.
The Master Menu breaks down into three primary menus: End of Day Menu, Plant Setup
Menu, and Batching/Storage Menu. In the column, beneath the box that says End of
Day, are all the features of the End of Day Menu. The features of the Plant Setup Menu
are listed below the box that says Plant Setup. In the last column are the features listed
for the Batching/Storage Menu.
Use the "Master Menu Screens Chart" as a map to find your way through the various
screens. As you become more familiar with the way the Eagle is organized you will need
to use this screens chart less. But while you are learning, use it to find the particular area
you want to look at more closely.
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Master Menu Screens Chart
Master Menu
<F3>
End of Day Menu
<F4>
Plant Setup Menu
<F5>
Batching/Storage Menu
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End of Day Duties
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General Plant Options
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Storage Menu
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Aggregate Inventory
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Extended1 Plant Options
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Customers
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Cement Inventory
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Extended2 Plant Options
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Orders
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Admix Inventory
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Scale Calibration
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Ticket Stack
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Cement Tracking
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Scale Configuration
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Batch Setup
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Tickets Summary
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Batch Screen Options
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Summary
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Batch Setup Options
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Order Entry Titles
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Printer & Comm Config
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Primary Printer Setup
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Secondary Printer Setup
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Aggregate Batching
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Aggregate Freefall
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Aggregate Jogging
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Cement Batching
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Cement Freefall
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Cement Jogging
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Water Freefall
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Water Jogging
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Water Pulse Calibration
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Admix Pulse Calibration
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Agg/Cem Discharge
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General Discharge
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Admix Batch/Discharge
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Probe Cal/Config
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Passwords
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Time/Date
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Print Screens
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Remote Configuration
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Soft I/O Config
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Disk Maintenance
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Help Screen
The Eagle 8.70 features help screens that you can call up when you have a question. At
the top of the keyboard near the number keys is a green button called <HELP>. The
illustration below shows the Help Screen for the Master Menu. Each menu has its own
Help Screen.
You can press <HELP> for an explanation of the features of the current screen. Call up
the screen you want to know more about. Once it is displayed, press the <HELP> key.
The <HELP> key provides general information since space on the help screens is
limited. If you are trying to perform a function for the first time, the Help Screens may
not go into enough detail to answer all of your questions. In this case, refer to the User's
Manual for a more complete explanation.
The <HELP> key is intended to remind the operator of the next step. It will not replace
the manual as a training tool for the operator not yet familiar with the Eagle. The Help
Screens have a couple of features you should know about. For most of the menus, the
Help Screens are only single page displays. For example, on the Master Menu, the Help
Screen that pops up is all the help you get for that menu. There are certain menus whose
Help Screens have multiple pages.
To check this out, press <F4> to go to the Plant Setup Menu; then press the down arrow
four times to select the Batch Screen Options Menu. Finally, press the <Enter> key.
Once the Batch Screen Options Menu is displayed on your screen, press the <HELP>
key. At the top of the pop-up Help Screen a message says, "Help: Field #
Selections − 1." Since the list of Field numbers available for this and other setup
screens is too long to fit on only one Help Screen, this part of Help has been divided into
a number of "pages." To move from page 1 to page 2, press the <Page Down> key.
Each time you press the <Page Down> key, you will advance one page in the Help
Screens. To back up, use the <Page Up> key.
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All together there are 26 pages of Field number codes. These include not only fields you
can use on your Batch Setup Menu but also for Order Entry Title fields, Print only fields
for recordation, and Communications fields as well. Two other menus that offer more
than one page of Help are Batching Menu, and Communications Diagnostics.
You may also notice that you can use the <Page Up> or <Page Down> key to page
through all the available help screens. But the simplest way to find the Help Screen for
the menu you want is to go first to that menu. Whenever you press the <HELP> key, the
Eagle automatically calls up the Help Screen for that menu.
For your convenience, there is a list of all available field number codes located at the
back of this manual titled, "Appendix B − Help: Field Number Selections".
This gives you a second place to refer to these codes.
To exit Help, press any key on the keyboard. Press the <F10> key twice to return to the
Master Menu.
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Batching/Storage Menu
The ColorStat status displays allow the batchman to quickly verify batch progress
while juggling other tasks. If you want to enable ColorStat, go to the Extended Plant
Options from the Plant Setup Menu and set the “Use Bar Graph Displays Y/N” to Y.
Pressing <F11> will quickly toggle the ColorStat display on and off. Your video
monitor will display a screen that looks like the illustration below just prior to discharge
enable:
Full scale is
100% of target
weight.
Individual material
status bar. Colored
area shows current
scale trend.
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The third stripe is
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Press <F11> key on the Batching Menu to toggle between ColorStat and the normal
scale displays below:
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Material Status Blocks
Take a good look at your screen by using the illustration above to make sure you are on
the right menu. The name of the current menu appears just below the middle of the
screen. It should say, "Batching Menu." For every menu you will come to, the name
will always appear in this same place on the screen. At the top of the screen are four
blocks − the material status blocks. Note that there is one for Aggregate, Cement,
Admix, and Water. These boxes tell you the status of each material with cues like:
"Ready," "Manual," "Batch," "Start," "Done," "Load," "Hold," "Dump." Notice that in
the illustration above, the message in each box is "Ready." This is where the status
message will appear. Further on we will discuss what each word means but for now, just
remember that the purpose of this status message is to keep the batchman aware of each
phase of the batch. The boxes for cement and aggregate also include scale readouts
which show the current total weight on each scale. The readout for water is displayed in
gallons if it is metered, and pounds if weighed.
From the Batching/Storage Menu, every screen you can go to will display these material
status blocks. This means that no matter what menu you are on, as long as it is a part of
either the Batching operations or the Storage Operations, you will be able to keep track
of a load as it is batching while you perform other functions. You can watch the scale
readouts to see the weight increasing on the scales. While the load is batching, the status
message next to the scale readouts should change with each phase of the batch. Below is
a list of possible prompts that will appear in the material status blocks during weigh up
and discharge.
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Ready
Means that the weigh bin is empty, discharge gates are shut, and the bin is ready to
begin weighing up the next batch.
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Batch
Indicates that material is being batched into the weigh hopper.
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Done
Tells you when weigh up of material is complete.
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Load
Means material is ready to be discharged into truck or mixer.
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Hold
Appears during discharge; material is waiting for its turn. Discharge sequence is set
on Plant Setup Menu. The Eagle will hold during discharge according to the rules
you set for it on those setup screens.
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Dump
Means that material is discharging. Watch the aggregate and cement scale weights
decrease as material falls out of the bin. Water, if weighed, will also decrease, and if
metered, the number of gallons will increase during discharge.
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Done
Discharge is complete for this material. When each material completes discharge
this message will appear.
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Ready
This is the message we began with above. All weigh bins are empty (within scale
tolerances), and discharge gates are closed. The Eagle is ready to begin weighing up
the next batch.
Material Display for Batching and Discharge
Below these status blocks is the main part of the screen − a large box. This box in turn is
divided into smaller sections. In this box you will be able to watch the individual weight
of each material as it weighs up and then discharges. Some of the information will be
similar to what you see at the material status blocks, but most of what you look at here in
the main box is more detailed and will be of more use to you.
There are column titles along the top of each side of the main box: Material, Target,
Actual, and Status. Note that these titles are the same on both sides of the box. Locate
these titles on your screen now. If you are looking at this screen for the first time, these
spaces will be blank. Later, when you have begun batching, these spaces will show each
material you are using in the current batch. Look at the illustration below to see where
all of the material classes are located.
(AGGREGATE)
(ADMIX)
(CEMENT)
(WATER)
From the Batching Menu, you can press <F1> for Storage Menu or <F5> for the Batch
Setup Menu. Note that by pressing <F7> you can begin discharge without having to
return to the Batching Menu. This will come in handy when you are batching concrete
because you will be able to perform other tasks while a load is batching.
Also from the Batching Menu are three paid option screens: Customers, Order, and
Ticket Stack. These screens will ONLY appear on the Batching Menu if you have one or
more paid options turned on.
If you want to go back to the Master Menu, press <F10>.
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Plant Setup
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Plant Setup Menu
This menu provides you with access to most of the setup screens for your plant. This is
where you will go to calibrate your scales, configure your scales, set general plant
options, and set up your Batch Screen. Also, you can set batching, freefall, and jogging
information for all your materials. Consider the Plant Setup Menu as the place you go
first to set up all the preliminary plant options. You cannot start batching until you have
set up the plant.
As you can see from the illustration above, the screen shows a three column box. Below
the box is a title, "Plant Setup Menu." No matter what screen you are on, this is where
the screen title will be located. Below the "Plant Setup Menu" title are the menu
prompts. In the case of the Plant Setup Menu, there is only one menu prompt. As
explained in the Master Menu section, these menu prompts are a list of the available "F"
keys you can press to perform specific functions. Look under the title "Plant Setup
Menu." The Eagle lists only one "F" key: F10 = RETURN to Master Menu. This is the
only "F" key that will work while you are on this screen.
Take a second to locate the arrow keys, near the bottom of the keyboard, to the right of
the letter pad and the <Enter> key. Now, look back at the box in the middle of the
screen. Note that a blue bar highlights the top line of the left-hand column. You can
move this bar up or down, or to either side by pressing the arrow keys. This is how you
select the option you want to look at more closely. When you have highlighted the item
you want, press the <Enter> key. The screen changes to show a new menu. Now that
you have learned how to select options from the Plant Setup Menu, you are ready to
learn the specifics about each of the setup options. On the pages, which follow, each of
the Plant Setup Options is discussed in detail. You can flip through to a specific section,
or read about each option in order.
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General Plant Options
Go to the General Plant Options Menu to select some of the features for the Eagle and
the plant. After you have selected the General Plant Options from the Plant Setup Menu,
your screen should look like this:
Main Menu
<F4>
Plant Setup
Select
General Plant
Options
<Enter>
The screen has a box with a number of questions that you must answer. Most of these
questions have to do with the physical features of your plant. Remember that the Eagle
does not know what is on your plant until you tell it.
By answering each of the questions in the box, you have begun to teach the Eagle about
your plant. For most of the questions select <Y> for yes, and <N> for no. Some of the
questions require numbers as answers, for example, Water Flow Rate.
At the bottom of the screen, there are two "F" key options under the screen title. You
will use these after you have made changes to the information in the box. The cursor
rests in the answer space to the first question. Once you answer the question, the cursor
moves down to the next line. If you do not wish to change the answer in a given space,
you can skip the question. Simply move the cursor down to the next line by pressing
either the <Enter> key or the down arrow key.
Let's look at each line in the box. The recommended entry is underlined.
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Demonstration mode?. . .Y/N
Enter <Y> to turn demonstration mode on. Enter <N> to turn it off. Demonstration
mode, when turned on, allows you to train other operators and practice batching.
The results appear on your screen without sending signals to the plant. Also, there
will be no changes made to the inventory for demo batches.
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AUTO DISCHARGE w/Belt Run?
This feature will cause the Eagle to automatically start and stop the discharge
process as the conveyor belt starts and stops. Set the field to <Y> and press <F5> to
save it. After a batch has been started, the <F7> Auto Discharge key is pressed and
ENABLED, and the discharge process has begun. The Auto Discharge Enable, and
the discharge process will start and stop with the conveyor belt start and stop.
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Motion detect?. . .Y/N
Tells the computer to wait until the scales motion has settled. If <Y>, there is a ±2
grad swing to accept. If <N>, the Eagle uses Settle Time specified in Scale
Configuration Screen.
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Delay for moisture probe?. . .Y/N
Delays water batching until moisture probe has sampled 75% of the probed
aggregate. If <Y>, nothing happens until 75% of probe aggregate is weighed. If
<N>, the water will reach 50% and stop until the probed aggregate reaches 75% of
target weight.
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Print Received Materials?. . .Y/N
Print the deliveries of incoming materials as they are entered.
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Weight check mode?. . .Y/N
While in weight check, the Eagle will halt after each material in the weigh up
sequence to check scales and printout accuracy. Weight check will also help you to
check for a problem during batching or loading, or when testing the scales for
accuracy.
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Cumulative weighing?. . .Y/N
- Enter <Y> if you want cumulative weights for aggregate, cement, admix, and
water. The Aggregate and Cement materials are editable, the targets are not
editable. The water is editable if it is metered water, but if it is weighed water it
is not editable. All weights for aggregates are added together, all cements are
added together, and all waters are added together so that weights printed out on
the recordation ticket list cumulative weights.
- Enter <N> if you want individual weights for each of your materials. The target
amount in the Batch Result message to dispatch will always be printed as net
weight.
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Metric Plant Base Units ?. . .Y/N
You can shift all measurements from pounds to kilograms, gallons to liters, and
ounces to milliliters. Enter <Y> for measurements to be made in metric. Enter <N>
if you want imperial units.
Note:
When you change from one system to the other, you
will need to reenter your mix designs and recalibrate
your scales.
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Wet/Dry Plant? . . . Y/N
When set to “Y” if Code 3 discharge is set either in the Wet side or the Dry side or in
both sides, a F2 key can be used to toggle from the wet side configuration menu to
the dry side configuration menu or from the dry side to the wet side.
Note:
When the “Wet/Dry Plant? Y/N” is set to “Y” on the General Plant Options menu,
the Wet/Dry field will display on the General Discharge menu.
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Central mixer?. . .Y/N
If <Y>, three questions will appear. The first question is Recordation before
Tilt?...Y/N. If <N>, it will print the complete batch weight recordation when the
mixer is tilted. The second question is Multi-Drop Mixer Full Warn?...Y/N. If <Y>,
the computer will warn you between multi-drop regardless of mixer capacity. If
<N>, the computer will not warn you between multi-drop loads. The third question is
Disable “Load Truck”?…Y/N. If set to yes this will disable the Load Truck speech.
With a Central Mixer plant you may add “Mixer W/C Ratio” field (#441) to the
Batch Screen Option menus. This field will allow the Eagle to dynamically display
the Water/Cement ratio of a load while it is in the central mixer and temper water is
being added. This will allow you to monitor water/cement ratio dynamically as you
add water so you can avoid exceeding specified maximum ratios. The “Recordation
before Tilt?” must be set to “N” for this to print out.
Specifics:
− Because the field will be dynamic, it will be for display only, and not for
recordation.
− The field will be active for the load currently in the mixer.
− The field will begin displaying dynamically when the mixer timing starts.
− The field will stop displaying dynamically when the mixer reaches full tilt.
− When the field is not displaying dynamically, it will show a value of “*.***”.
− The field will have the format “Mixer W/C: n.nnn”.
− The field will display the Water/Cement ratio WITHOUT differentiation
between cementious and pozzolanic cements.
− The value in the field will be calculated as the amount of Water batched plus the
Agg compensation moisture, plus the Admix moisture, plus the Temper Water
added, plus the water in truck, plus the amount of ice, divided by the amount of
Cement batched.
− The field will be updated every quarter second.
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Block plant?. . .Y/N
Enter <Y> to repeat the same batch automatically (used with external switch). Enter
<N> if you will be varying mix designs and batch sizes.
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Adjust Multi-Drop Targets?. . .Y/N
Recalculate target for each drop to compensate for the weighing error discrepancy in
the previous drop.
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SSD Moisture Compensation?. . .Y/N
Determine which formula is used for determining moisture compensation.
If <Y>, then the formula below is used:
Target weight = SSD weight × [1 + (% Free moisture ÷ 100)]
If <N>, then the formula below is used. It is more accurate to use this formula:
Target weight = SSD weight ÷ [1 - (% Free moisture ÷ 100)]
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Water Allowed with cement?…Y/N
If <Y> water and cement are allowed to discharge together. If <N> the water will
stop and go into “Cem Cut” hold status when the cement starts discharging. This will
only happen if the water has not finished or reached its hold back point.
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Washdown water w/Agg vib?...Y/N
If <Y>, the tail water will start with agg vibrator and after cement. If <N>, the tail
water will start after the aggregate is completely discharged.
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Weighed water?. . .Y/N
Enter <Y> if your plant weighs water. When set to <Y> the Water Freefall and
Water Jogging options will display on the menu. Enter <N> if your plant measures
water through a meter.
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Water holding tank?. . .Y/N
Enter <Y> if your plant uses a holding tank for its water. Enter <N> if your plant
does not.
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Compensate Admix moisture?. . .Y/N
If <Y>, the computer will adjust total water for the water content of the admix. If
<N>, the computer doesn't adjust or recognize admix content as water.
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Allow Manual H20 Initiate?. . .Y/N
If <Y>, the computer will print recordation ticket and initiate a batch when manually
batching. If <N>, the computer does not consider water as a batch.
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Allow Early H20?…..Y/N
If <Y> and F7 Auto Discharge is Enabled the water will start as soon as all bottle
admixes have reached their targets. This is preferred for most dry batch plants where
you want most of the headwater in the Mixer Truck prior to the solids.
If <N> and F7 Auto Discharge is Enabled the water will not start early but will wait
until all materials have reached their targets and then it will start. This is preferred
for some Central Mix Plants where you do not want a lot of headwater in the Mixer
before the other materials start.
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Water flow rate: ____Gal/s
Enter the number of gallons per second that your plant discharges water. It is used to
calculate the start of aggregate discharged.
•
Max washdown water: ____gal
Enter a maximum number of gallons to be held back as tail water. The number
should be between 25 to 75 gallons.
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Percent washdown water: ____%
Enter what percent of the total water you want the Eagle to hold back until all
materials are discharged. It should be between 15% to 35%. This will be overridden
by Max washdown water on large loads.
Note:
The Eagle looks at Max washdown water and Percent
washdown water and uses whichever is less.
Washdown each Multi-Drop?. . .Y/N
Washdown water allows the operator to determine whether the hold water is applied
to each split batch or saved for the final batch. If <Y> is entered, the Eagle will
wash down each drop of a multi-drop batch. If <N> is entered, the Eagle will apply
the entire wash water to the final drop of a multi-drop load.
Once you have gone through the features on the General Plant Options Menu and have
checked to make sure that you have set each of the controls, you are ready to begin
another setup task. Look down at the bottom of the screen. Below the menu there are
two commands listed:
Note:
If you make any changes to the screen, you must press
<F5> to enter them into the computer. Although the
Eagle shows the changes you have just made on the
screen, it will not put them into effect until you press
<F5> to record them in the permanent memory.
After you have pressed <F5>, you are ready to move on to the next task. Press <F10> to
return to the Plant Setup Menu.
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Disable Mixer Wash H2O?. . . Y/N
Set to “N” to disable the wash water when switched to the wet side.
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This screen is an extension of the General Plant Options Screen.
Main Menu
<F4>
Plant Setup
Select
Extended Plant
Options
<Enter>
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Start Batch Delay Seconds
Enter the number of second that you want to delay in starting the batch. It will alert
the plant operator that a batch is going to start.
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Wash Water Delay (Sec)
Enter the number of seconds that you want to delay starting the wash water. This
allows for the aggregate belt transfer time.
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Enter admix per 100 weight (CWT)
Enter <Y> if you want to enter your mix design admixes in ounces per hundred
pounds of cement. If set to <N> , admix per volume is selected.
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Screen Blank Minutes (Screen saver)
Enter the minutes of keyboard inactivity before the screen goes blank.
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User Bar Graphs on batch screens? . . .Y/N
If <Y>, the screen will default to bar graphs. If <N>, the screen will default to
digital display. Pressing <F11> allows the operator to toggle between bar graphs and
digital weight indicator.
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Use H20 Reducer Reduction Factor? . . .Y/N
If the field is set to “Y” this feature will be enabled. If the field is set to “N” this
feature will be disabled.
A column of Type fields has been added on the Admix Storage Menu. The PG_UP
and PG_DOWN key will toggle the fields with “A”, “R” and “ “ indicating the
Accelerator type, Water Reducer type or No type respectively for each admix.
The Eagle assumes that only one Accelerator admix type and only one Water
Reducer admix type in each Mix Design. If there is more than one Accelerator type
admix and/or more than one Water Reducer type admix in a Mix Design this will be
applied to the first Accelerator admix and first Water Reducer admix.
In the Admix trim field (field #41-52 or #61-72) on the Batch Setup Menu, a prefix
“*” in front of the material name will indicate an Accelerator type admix while the
Water Reducer type admix becomes a non-editable field. The percentage of Water
Reducer admix trim will be modified automatically according to the percentage of
Accelerator type admix trim.
When the Accelerator Admix trim is less than 1.00% the Water Reducer Admix trim
will be 100% (full dosage of Water Reducer Admix). When the Accelerator Admix
trim is 1.00% the Water Reducer Admix trim will be 50%. When the Accelerator
Admix trim is greater or equal to 2.00% the Water Reducer Admix trim will be 0%
(no Water Reducer Admix). When the Accelerator Admix trim is between 1.00%
and 2.00% the Water Reducer trim will be a linear factor.
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Print COD Invoices? . . .Y/N
Print invoice for COD tickets.
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Change Truck After Batch Start? . . .Y/N
Allows you to change truck number after starting the batch but before starting
discharge.
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Low Flow Detection: . . .Y/N
If set to <Y>, then the Eagle will warn you if the material has no flow after the low
flow timeout delay time.
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Agg . . .Y/N
Cem . . .Y/N Admix . . .Y/N
Water . . .Y/N
Selecting which materials have low flow detection enabled.
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Low Flow Timeout Seconds: . . .
Enter the number of seconds between 0 - 99. The default is set at four seconds. If
weighed material, the Eagle gives a warning message, hits timeout, stops learning for
freefall and jogs, and holds gate open until material starts again. If metered material,
that material is halted to prevent overfill.
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Shop test mode?. . .Y/N (see warnings below)
Enter <N> for this question. It is available ONLY when the demonstration mode is
on. In shop test mode, the Eagle sends out signals to the plant, but it ignores the
readouts on the scales. Be careful with this one because you could end up shoveling
aggregate off the belt if you accidentally turn this mode on. It is used for testing in
the shop before the Eagle goes out, and sometimes at the plant during installation.
Warnings:
DO NOT TURN SHOP TEST MODE ON. ONLY TO
BE USED BY COMMAND ALKON FIELD SERVICE
PERSONNEL.
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Allow Dual Units? ...Y/N
If set to <Y> it enables “Dual Unit” capability. Use <F12> to toggle between Metric
and U.S. units. If set to <N> the Eagle will display, batch, and record in whatever
“Plant Base Units” that the “Plant Base Units Metric” flag is set to on the “General
Plant Options” screen.
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Save Ticket Information?…Y/N
When set to <Y> End of Day reports are available for Yards per Truck, Yards per
Mix, and Yard per Hour. Anyone who wishes to use this feature, and does not have
the Delivery Ticket option enabled, must enable the saving of ticket information via
the “Save Ticket Information” field on the Extended Plant option menu.
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Enable Performance Logging?... Y/N
This is a performance logging feature. When set to <Y> logs timing information,
jogging information, target and actual weights, to begin and end tare weights, and
status information for each material in a batch. The information is stored in the
PERFORMANCE.8 file. Up to 800 material records may be stored in the file. If a
plant averages eight materials per batch, then information for up to 100 batches may
be stored. A performance spy report is available by holding down the <Ctrl> key
and pressing the <F2> key. This report prints the timing information for all
materials of the most recent batch in which performance logging was enabled. The
report can be printed from any menu. (See example of the Performance Spy Report
on the following page.)
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Spy Report
Performance Spy Report
Ticket #:
Qty Batched:
52
Mix ID:
5.00
4000
Metric: N
Batch #:
27
Batch Time:
Start
Gate
Start
Low
Gate
Material
Time
Open
Flow
Flow
Close
WTR RED
13:36:06
135
162
27
567
AIR
13:36:06
135
162
27
3/4
13:36:06
27
54
SAND
13:36:23
27
54
TYPE I
13:36:06
27
FLY ASH
13:36:21
WATER
13:36:06
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Seq:
1
1:36PM 27Feb98
Jogs
End
Start
End
End
Drop
Disc
Disc
Time
0
756
3510
3564
13:36:41
324
0
540
3240
4293
13:36:49
27
1215
0
1755
3753
5481
13:37:00
27
1026
1
1377
1971
3705
13:37:01
54
27
1323
0
1485
4374
5724
13:37:03
27
54
27
216
0
378
2862
4218
13:37:03
0
216
216
5778
0
27
0
5994
13:37:06
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Material
Materials used in the batch, sorted by End Time.
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Start Time
Time of day to the 100th of a second the material started batching.
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Gate Open
The time the gate opened from the start time. (100th of seconds)
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Start Flow
The time of material flow from the start time. (100th of seconds)
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Gate Close
The time the gate closed from the start time. (100th of seconds)
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Jogs
Number of jogs.
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End Drop
The time from the start time the batching process completed. (100th of seconds)
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Start Discharge
Time of discharge from the start time. (100th of seconds)
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End Discharge
Time the material finished discharging from the start time. (100th of seconds)
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End Time
Timed of day to the 100th of a second the material finished.
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Disable ‘Start Water’ Speech?
If set to <Y>, the Eagle speech will say when the Early Water starts.
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Warn if Repeated Batch Setup?
If set to <Y> allows the operator to configure the Eagle to issue a warning if you
start a batch with the same Truck Number, Load Size, and Mix ID as the previous
batch. The operator may override this warning by pressing the <F6> key and
entering the batching error password. If set to <N>, a warning will not be issued.
This feature will not work if the Block Plant flag is set to <Y>.
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Max Smart Drop Seconds:
The number of seconds is the maximum Smart Drop allowed for any material. When
set to zero smart drop is disabled for every material.
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Extended2 Plant Options
This screen is an extension of the Extended1 Plant Options screen.
Multi Admix Limits?: Y/N
• If this field is set to “y”, a function key F3 = EDIT Admix Limits will display on the
Admix Storage menu.
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On the Admix Storage menu when F3 key is pressed the Eagle will display the bin name
and six editable columns that are high over, high under, medium over, medium under, low
over, low under.
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When F3 = Edit Admix Limits is pressed the Eagle will display the bin name and six
editable columns that are high over, high under, medium over, medium under, low over,
and low under. This is password protected by the “OUT Of TOLERANCE” password.
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Extended Print Tolerance
Config Menu
Extended Print Tolerance?: Y/N
If this field is set to “Y,” a new string “Print Tolerance Option” will be shown on the
Plant setup menu. If this string is highlighted and a “enter” key is pressed the new menu
“Print Tolerance Option Config” can be accessed.
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The Small/Large Load Cross_over field … 30% is not an editable field.
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To edit a line press <F5>. The prompt at the bottom of your screen will be replaced
with a message:
Type in the correct password (the recordation password). For more information on
passwords, look under the “Password” section later in this chapter.
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During a batch, a status calculation for each material is based on the ASTM
specification. After each material has weighed and a status has been calculated, the
Eagle will display the status “Under” and “Over” in RED color on the Batch menu if
it will print out of tolerance.
Is H2O Extended Print Tolerance? Y/N
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If this field is set to “Y” the water will print out with an ASTM field. If set to “N”
there will not be an ASTM field for water.
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When a “used admix” is toggled on the Mix Design Menu, a letter “h”, or “m”, or “l” in
yellow color will be displayed in front of the admix name to indicate that the admix will
be in high limitation, or medium limitation, or low limitation.
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When starting a batch or saving a mix design the admix target limitation
checking will base on the limitation setting.
Is POSS Cement in CWT?:Y/N
If this field is set to “y”, the admix per 100 weight (CWT) will be based on both C
type cement and P type cement instead of C type cement only.
NOTE: This field is only visible if the “Enter admix per 100 weight (CWT)?” is set
to yes.
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Scale Calibration
The Scale Calibration Menu is used to calibrate your scales. See screen below:
Note: If you are in demonstration mode, you will not be able
to access the screen.
At the top of the screen is a row of four small blocks, which tell the operator the status of
the materials: aggregate, cement, admix, and water. The status blocks for aggregate and
cement show the weight on the scales as well. The water status block will show "Lb" if
you are weighing water, and "Gal" if the water is metered. Keep an eye on these scale
readouts when you are calibrating scales. The major part of the screen is the box in the
center. It holds seven columns:
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Scale Input
Numbers optionally up to twelve scales. Note the pointer beside the number. The
pointer lets you chose a particular scale and can be moved as needed by pressing the
up or down arrow keys.
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Type of Material
Labels the material (Agg, Cem, Amx, or Wat) that each scale will weigh. The
material names can be edited in the Scale Configuration Menu ONLY. Use <Page
Up> or <Page Down> key to scroll through the list.
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Lb/grad
Lists the number of pounds per scale graduation.
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Full Scale
Shows the maximum capacity of each scale.
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Weight
Tells you the present number of pounds on each scale. This number may not always
match exactly with the number in the status block at the top of the screen because the
status block shows the weight in grads, according to the number entered in the
Lb/grad column. The Weight column in the box shows the exact number of pounds.
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Count
Displays a number. These raw counts are numbers directly from the Eagle's Analog
to digital converter. This is the number that the Eagle uses to calculate scale weight.
Counts are used to troubleshoot problems with the scale calibration.
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Last Changed
The Eagle records the date and time of the last change. This helps you keep track of
how often you are recalibrating your scales.
At the bottom of the screen are the menu prompts. Use the menu choices to make
changes to the columns in the box.
Note: If you have 7 or more scales the <F1> selection will be on
the menu.
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Press <F1> to view scales 7 thorough 12
This will toggle between the scales 1 to 6 and scales 7 to 12. The menu works the
same as with the first 6 scales.
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Press <F2> to Zero Selected Scale
To recalibrate a particular scale, locate the arrow keys to the right of the letter pad
and the <Enter> key. The arrow keys move the pointer up and down. Choose the
particular scale you want to recalibrate with the pointer; then press <F2> to zero that
scale.
The menu prompts are replaced by instructions for the next step. Note that the menu
title now says, "Scale Zero Calibration Menu." Below the title, you have two
instructions:
Press F1 after scale settles to zero
Esc to exit
If you do not wish to zero this scale, press <Esc> to return to the Scale Calibration
Menu without making any changes. If you do wish to zero this scale, wait until the
scale settles to zero, then press <F1>.
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Press <F3> to Calibrate Selected Scale
Once you have set the zero range of the scale, the next step is to calibrate the scale
span. Press <F3>. The menu prompts are replaced by another message:
Please enter password
Esc to exit
You must type in the correct password to make this scale change. Passwords should
be given only to those operators authorized to adjust the scales on your plant. This
protects the plant from any unwanted tampering with scales. If you do not know the
password, press <Esc> to return to the Scale Calibration Menu.
If you know the password, type it in and press the <Enter> key. Notice that stars
appear in the blank, not the numbers or letters you have entered. This is another
security measure to keep the password secret.
If you enter an incorrect password, the blank fills with stars and a message appears −
"Bad Password." You can try again, or press <Esc> to return to the Scale
Calibration Menu. If you enter the correct password, the menu will change to the
"Full Scale Calibration Menu", shown below:
Full Scale Calibration Menu
Esc to exit
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Press F1 after scale settles
Load the scale to approximately 3/4 of its capacity, either by dropping weight onto it,
or by hanging test weights. Make sure you wait for the scale to settle; then press
<F1>. The display now changes to allow you to type in the actual weight. Check to
make sure it is accurate, and press enter. The Eagle automatically returns you to
the Scale Calibration Menu unless there is a problem. If the computer does not
return to the Scale Calibration Menu, please call Command Alkon Customer Service
Department for assistance. You may calibrate another scale if there are no problems
by moving the pointer and beginning the process for the next scale. Refer to the
“Scale Calibration Manual” for use of simulated output mode to track the DRO’s.
Refer to the “Probe Readout Manual” that came with the Moisture Probe, for use of
simulated output mode for Eagle tracking.
Press <F4> to Toggle the Date/Event ID
If an entry has been added to each scale’s calibration record that represents a nonresettable, non-repeatable Id number. This number will be a random number to be
used (along with the Time & Date) to uniquely identify the changes for each scale.
This Event Id number will be displayed on the Scale Calibration Menu in the last
column. A function key prompt (F4 Key) has been provided to toggle this last
column between “Time & Date” and “Event Id”.
This Event Id number will be zero (0) initially. Then each time a Zero Calibration or
a Full Calibration or a change in any fields is done, it will be assigned a random
number. The range of numbers will be 1 to 65535.
Anytime the plant file is restored, the Event Id number will be reset to zero if the
Event Id number in this plant file is different with the Event Id number assigned in
the last changes.
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Press <F5> to Edit Scale Configuration
If you want to make changes to the Lb/grad or Full scale columns, press
F5 = Edit Scale Configuration. You must type in the correct password.
The box shows Lb/grad and Full Scale columns highlighted and the menu prompts at
the bottom of the screen change. The prompts should look like this:
Locate the cursor, a blinking bar located in the top space under the Lb/grad column.
Move the cursor with the arrow keys, or by pressing <Enter>. Make changes by
typing in new figures. If there are numbers in the blanks that you want to change,
you do not have to erase first but simply type over the old numbers. After you have
entered all changes, press <F5> to enter the new configuration.
When you finish calibrating the plant scales or making changes to Lb/grad and Full
Scale columns, you are ready to take care of the next order of business. Press <F10>
to return to the Plant Setup Menu.
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Scale Configuration Menu
Use the Scale Configuration Menu to assign specific characteristics to your scales. This
screen looks similar to the Scale Calibration Menu − the four materials status blocks at
the top, the box in the middle, and the menu prompts at the bottom of the screen.
The material status blocks tell the operator the status of the materials: aggregate, cement,
admix, and water. The status blocks for aggregate and cement show the weight on the
scales as well. The water status block will show "Lb" if you are weighing water, and
"Gal" if the water is metered. Let's identify each of the columns first; then discuss how
to make changes to the configuration. The first two columns are identical to those on the
Scale Calibration Menu.
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Scale Input
Numbers optionally up to twelve scales. Note the pointer beside the number. The
pointer lets you pick out a particular scale and can be moved as needed by pressing
the up or down arrow keys.
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Type of Material
Identifies the contents of each weigh up bin. This is where you will assign material
types to the scales. Move the cursor to the Scale Input that you wish to modify.
Using the <Page Up> or <Page Down> key, you can select the type of material to be
used on the selected Scale Input. When you are finished assigning the Scale Input,
the material types will be duplicated automatically in the Scale Calibration Menu.
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Zero Tolerance
Lists the amount of weight that the Eagle will allow on the scales and still consider
the scales to be empty. This allows for compensation of small amounts of aggregate
or cement left in the weigh up bins. A typical amount for zero tolerance might be a
weight equivalent to three scale grads.
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Settle Time
Controls the number of seconds you will allow the scale to settle before reading a
final weight. A typical settle time might be one second.
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Attached Bins
Covers 12 numbered columns. Enter a <Y> for each bin you have in use. This is
where you assign material bins to scales. Each bin can only be assigned to one scale
in its class. If you have multiple agg scales, then bin 1 can only be assigned to 1
scale.
Note:
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These bins match the material names we will assign in
the Material Storage section of the Storage Menu.
Scale zero interlock?: Y/N
If <Y>, the actual tare weights will be printed regardless of whether the scale is
within zero tolerance range. If <N>, the words “Tare ZERO” will be printed if the
beginning weights is within zero tolerance range.
To make changes to the present configuration, move the cursor with either the arrow
keys or the <Enter> key. Do not try to type in your own material names. These have
been pre-programmed into the Eagle. To choose from the existing list of names, move
the cursor into the Type of Material column and line it up with the correct Scale Input
number. Then select the material name by pressing the <Page Up> or <Page Down>
key. When you come to the desired name (Agg, Cem, Amx, or Wat), press the <Enter>
key and move to the next blank. You can also move the cursor by pressing the arrow
keys.
Changing information in the other highlighted spaces is done by typing in over the
existing figures. For quicker entry of numbers, use the numeric keypad to the right of the
arrow keys, at the far right of the keyboard. To skip a space, press the arrow keys or the
<Enter> key.
While making changes in the Attached Bins columns, note that as soon as you press
either the <Y> or <N> key, the cursor will move to the next space. Skip spaces with
either the arrow key or <Enter> key. To change the letter in the bin, do not erase first
but simply type in the desired letter. Press <F5> to record the changes.
Press <F10> to return to the Plant Setup Menu.
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Batch Screen Options
Use this screen to determine what information will appear at the bottom of your Batch
Screen. By changing the numbers in the highlighted blocks located across the middle of
the screen, you decide what additional batch data the box will include. Compare the
illustration below to your screen.
The top half is a partial re-creation of what you will see on the real Batching Screen.
You have the material status blocks along the top of the screen. Below this is a large
box. As you can see from the headings at the top, this box displays the material used in
your batches, target weights, actual weights, and the status of each material as it is
weighed out. When a load is being batched, it is this box in the middle of the Batch
Screen that shows the status.
At the bottom of this box there are five additional lines, which can be set up to include
information that your plant might want on the Batching Screen − things like the batch
number, mixer time, mixer status, mix ID, batch size, truck number, and truck loading
rate.
Notice that each line is broken into four sections. Each of these sections is called a field.
By changing the numbers in these spaces, or fields, you determine what information will
appear in the same space on the Batch Screen. You can enter up to twenty single column
fields. This means that the corresponding space on the Batch Screen can hold up to
twenty pieces of information.
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How to Custom Design the Batch Screen
Tailoring the Batch Screen to suit the needs of your plant requires two steps. First,
identify the information you want in the available spaces. Second, type in the
appropriate code numbers.
You will need to consult the list of available code numbers. For each number entered in
a field, the Eagle will fill that space with a particular bit of information. The list of Field
Codes, which is stored in the Help Screen, tells you what title goes with each number.
For example, if you type in a 0 in any of these fields, your Batch Screen will show a
blank space. If you type in a 5, the Batch Screen will show the title Mix ID along with
the mix ID number. If you type in a 3, the Eagle will display the word Driver followed
by the driver's name.
Now you want to take a look at the result of your work. Press the <F1> key to see how
the various fields on the screen will look when the Batching menu or the Batch Setup
menu is displayed. Compare the illustration below to your screen. Check over the titles
to make sure they are in the order you want. You can always go back to the field screen
to make changes, press <F10>.
You should remember that the number of the code determines which title appears on the
Batch Screen. The field sequence decides the location of the title you are entering. You
may want to experiment a little to see which arrangement of the codes you like best.
After you have entered the codes into the selected fields or spaces, press <F5> to record
them in the Eagle's permanent memory.
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A few of the codes call up information that stretches over two fields instead of one. If
you want the delivery address, special instructions, or mix description, you will have to
leave the next field to the right blank. Enter in a 0 (zero) so that the extra long field can
run over into the next blank field. Look at the following examples. The first shows the
fields with a possible combination of code numbers. The second shows how these
numbers affect the titles on the actual Batch Screen.
As mentioned above, some of the titles stretch over two fields. Note how in the example
above, we left the next field to the right blank so that the Mix Description would not get
cut off. When you are ready to return to the Master Menu, press <F10>.
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Screen Options
On this screen you will design the Batch Setup Screen. Note that the large box in the
center of the screen has four columns with highlighted spaces. You will type in code
numbers to determine what information will appear in each of these fields.
A field is simply the space where a certain piece of information will appear inside the
box on the Batch Setup Screen. There are twelve lines for normal length fields
beginning at the top of the box. Some of the codes are for titles that are twice the normal
field length. If you are using any of the double-length codes, you will need to place a 0
(zero) in the field just to the right of your double length entry.
Note:
Please do not use a double length field in the far right
column.
Refer to the list of codes by pressing the <HELP> key in the upper left hand corner and
scrolling through all of the selections to find the information you want on your Batch
Setup Screen. You may want to experiment a little as you type in the numbers, arranging
the codes so that you have titles in the order you want.
Below is an example of an arrangement of batch codes and the resulting look of the
Batch Setup Screen. Use this as an example of how columns of numbers translate into
an organized Batch Setup Screen on the next page.
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If there are spaces that you will not be using, you can leave them blank by typing a 0
(zero) in the corresponding field. If you want to use a double length code in one of the
top twelve lines, you will have to leave the next field to the right blank so that the
double-length code will fit. In the examples above, we located the Mix Description (a
double-length code) in the top line so that it would be close to the Mix ID. To
accommodate this longer field, we left the next field (the fourth field in the top line)
blank since mix descriptions are a double length field. To view how the entered fields
will display press f1= Preview fields. To return to Plant Setup menu press the ESC key.
Admix trims
Setting up the correct codes does not have to be confusing. Admix trims are written
either in terms of 100% or 1.00%, depending on the admix type. Accelerators such as
calcium are trimmed in terms of 1.00 %. All other admixes should be trimmed in terms
of 100%. This means that for accelerators, use one of the codes 41 - 52 depending on
which bin holds your accelerator. For the rest of the admixes, use the appropriate codes
from 61 - 72.
In our example, admix #4 was calcium. We wanted to record calcium trims in terms of
1.0 percent, according to the industry standard. So we chose the number 44, the code for
the admix in bin #4 with a 1.00% trim. Note that you do not have to tell the Eagle the
contents of bin #4. It can read the admix name from the Admix Storage Menu. You
simply assign the bin number and the terms of the trim.
Continuing our example, admix #1 was Air Entrainer. For air entrainer, we wanted a
100% trim. So we chose the number 61, the code for the admix in bin #1 with a 100%
trim. As before, the Eagle will display the name of the admix in bin #1 on the Batch
Setup Screen, reading it from the bin assignments on the Admix Storage Menu.
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These are the only three admixes displayed on the Batch Setup Screen in our example.
The reason that none of the other admixes are displayed is that they are not called for in
this particular mix design. Looking back at the Batch Setup Screen Options for the
Batch Setup Menu, you see that you have included the following codes: 61, 62, 43, 44,
65, and 66. These are the codes for admixes in the remaining six bins. When you call
for a different mix design, admixes called for in the new mix design will appear on the
screen. For example, you call for a mix design that uses a water reducer and a super
plasticizer. If the water reducer was in bin #2, and the super plasticizer was in bin #5,
you would see these names appear on the Batch Setup Screen in the same fields where
you had entered codes 62 and 65. If these were the only two admixes called for, then
calcium in bin #4 and air entrainer in bin #1 would not appear.
Assign a code for all admixes that you might want to trim. Admix trim lines appear on
the Batch Screen only when called for in a particular mix design. If the admix is not
used in a particular mix design, it will not appear. You may want to use the example
Batch Setup Screen as a model for your plant. If so, enter in the numbers on your own
Batch Setup Options Screen exactly as they appear in the previous example. From there
you can make any adjustments that you may want. Once you have entered all the codes
in the fields you want, press <F5> to record the configuration. Now go to
the actual Batching Menu to see how things turned out.
To move from Batch Setup Options Screen to Batch Setup Menu:
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Press <F10> twice to get to the Master Menu
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Press <F5> to go to Batching/Storage Menu
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Press <F5> to go to Batch Setup Menu
The Batch Setup Screen with now show the new codes you have just entered. You may
want to make further adjustments, now that you have the results in front of you.
To move from Batch Setup Menu to Batch Setup Options Screen:
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Press <F10> twice to get to the Master Menu
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Press <F4> to go to Plant Setup Menu
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Highlight Batch Setup Options and press <Enter>
The Batch Setup Options Screen displays the Fields and codes again. If you wish, you
can make changes now. Remember that if you do make any changes, you must press
<F5> before returning to the Plant Setup Menu. Otherwise, the Eagle will not
implement your changes.
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Order Entry Titles
Note:
This screen will ONLY appear if you have Eagle Order
Entry/Ticket Printing Paid Option.
On this screen you will set up the titles you want at the bottom of your Order Entry
Screen. Look at illustration below:
The lower part of the box on your screen has 10 highlighted squares. These squares
allow you to customize the Eagle Order Entry Screen. You can type in the titles you
want here. Once entered, these titles will appear on the Order Entry Menu, followed by
blanks. You get to set up the information you want at the bottom of your orders. Just
what kind of information would you find useful on this part of the ticket? Although that
is up to you to decide, we can offer a suggestion. The Eagle has a set of titles that you
can use if you want. These are called Default titles because they are already set up. You
can modify them if you want or leave them as they are.
Default Titles
To install the default titles, press <F2> key. Notice that on your screen these titles are
still highlighted. This means that you can change them to suit the needs of your plant.
Delete the titles you won't use, or use the space for another title. Press <F5> to
record the changes. When you are ready to return to the Plant Setup Menu, press
<F10>.
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Printer & Comm Config
If you have Multi-Lane Discharge paid option the printer setup will be located under
Multi-Lanes Config on the Plant Setup Menu. There is a printer setup for each lane.
The setups work the same as below. If more information is needed refer to Eagle User’s
manual Volume 2 of this manual under option 14.
This screen is used to connect the Eagle to up to two printers. The printer port choices
are shown by pressing <Page Up> or <Page Down> key with the cursor under the port
label. The choices are COM1 and COM2 for serial printers, and LPT 1 and LPT 2 for
parallel printers. Generally the recordation printer is the primary printer, and it is set to
COM1. The delivery ticket printer is set to LPT1 on the secondary printer. When a port
is set for LPT1 or LPT2, there is no need to select a BAUD Rate (BAUD Rate is how
fast information is sent to the printer). If you are using COM1 or COM2, then place the
cursor under BAUD Rate and press <Page Up> or <Page Down> to scroll through the
BAUD Rate until you select the one that matches your serial printer. Enter the
information and press <F5> to enter the configuration. Press <F10> to
return to Plant Setup Menu.
These fields will only appear if you
enter <Y> in the “Allow Secondary
setup with Primary Port?” field.
Note:
If you have Comm Paid Option, refer to the
“Communications” option section for information.
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Allow Secondary setup with Primary Port?
With this feature, the Eagle may be configured to use the Secondary setup on the
Primary printer. If <Y>, the Secondary Printer port setup fields will disappear, and
the Selection Method field will appear. Use the <Page Up> or <Page Down> key to
select the method that you want. You have four available methods to choose from:
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Setup Field #426
Allows the operator to put Field #426 in the Batch Setup screen and select which
ticket setup to use when setting up the batch. The format for field #426 is Ticket
Setup: Primary or Ticket Setup: Secondary. Use the <Page Up> or <Page
Down> key to toggle between Primary or Secondary.
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Local Ticket/Comm Ticket
Automatically select s the Primary Ticket Setup for local tickets and the
Secondary Ticket Setup for Comm tickets.
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Pri Batch/Alt Batch
Automatically selects the Primary Ticket Setup for loads batched on the Primary
Batch screen and the Secondary Ticket Setup for loads batched on the Alternate
Batch screen.
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Wet Side/Dry Side
Automatically selects the Primary ticket Setup for loads batched on the Wet side
of a Wet/Dry plant, and the Secondary Ticket Setup for loads batched on the
Alternate Batch screen.
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F1 = Toggle Interface Type
The Communications paid option (Option #6) must be enabled to get access to this
feature.
Pressing the F1 key will toggle the interface type between the traditional CDI serial
interface, the Generic TCPIP interface, and the Hanson Premix interface. When the
generic TCPIP interface is selected, the screen will look like the example below.
For more information about this feature look in Volume II of the Eagle User’s
manual under the Communications paid option (Option #6).
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Primary Printer Setup
On this screen you design the recordation or delivery ticket depending on which option
you have purchased, and upon which printer you have declared as your primary printer.
The Recordation ticket is primarily a record of batch weights. The default length for a
recordation ticket is 33 lines, or half the length of a normal 8 1/2" by 11" (size A) sheet
of paper. There is space on the recordation ticket for such information as mix ID, mix
description, customer ID, order number, and ticket number, etc. The default recordation
format has been set up to comply with the requirements of NRMCA, NIST Handbook 44,
and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers standards.
The Delivery ticket can print out even more information because it is normally set to 66
lines long, which is the full length of a standard sheet of paper. You can include much
more, including specific billing information, a list of extra products, and more detailed
order information. Below is an illustration of the screen that has been set up to the
default Recordation formats. Compare it to your own screen.
Note: To activate the install default values hold down the
<Alt> key and press the <F2> key.
The Primary Printer Setup Screen shows the printouts one line at a time. To move down
to the next line, or up to the previous line, press the <Page Up> or <Page Down> key.
Let's discuss each of these lines:
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Line #: 01 of 33
The number 01 is the current line being displayed, and number 33 is the printout
length that you set. Line #: 01 of 33 will increase by one to Line #: 02 of 33 if you
move down. If there is anything written on these lines, you will see numbers
displayed in Column, another number in Field #, another in Length, and a brief
description of the item in Description. When Line #: 01 of 33 changes to Line #: 02
of 33, it will also display Line #: 02 above the sample line.
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Printer will STOP at Line #: 5 until Load Complete
The printer will print the information on Line #: 1 and stop at Line #: 5. It will not
print Line #: 5 because the line contains some batch dependent field number. In
order to get the Line # to increase, do not put batch parameters in the upper lines for example: batch duration, actual weight, etc.
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Company Info
Press F5 = EDIT Functions to set up this information. Move the cursor to the area
that you want to modify.
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Summarize multiple drops?. . .Y/N
If <Y>, it will print ONLY one batch result for all multiple drops. If <N>, it will
print the batch result for each multiple drop.
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Column
There are 80 columns or spaces in a line, moving from left to right. There are 66
lines in the standard 8 1/2" by 11" (size A) sheet of paper. The number in the
column tells you where the item begins on the line. For example, the first number
underneath the title is a 1. This means that the first item begins in column 1 (all the
way over on the left side of the paper). The second item begins on column 45, which
is 45 spaces over to the right. The third item begins on column 60, or 60 spaces over
to the right side of the paper. Look below at what we just talked about.
Column
1
2
→
45
→
60
→
80
Line 1
↓
↓
↓
Line 33
↓
↓
↓
Line 66
8 1/2" by 11" (size A) sheet of paper
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Field #
The number that you type under this title determines what item appears on the
printout. For example, the first item on line one of the default recordation printout is
field # 320. Item # 320 is the words Batch Record:. The next Field # is 152, which
tells the Eagle to print out the current time. Field # 189, the third item on line #01,
will print out the words Demo Mode Notice whenever the Eagle batches in demo
mode.
Each number that you type under the Field # title has a specific meaning, a specific
item that the Eagle will put on the recordation ticket printout. For a complete and
up-to-date list of all available Field #s and what each number means, press your
<HELP> key.
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Length
The numbers in this column tell you how many spaces each Field # takes up. If you
change the field length, you can put more information on the line. If you begin a
new field before the end of another field, the computer will cut it off or blank the
overlap area. On the line, the numbers are right justify, and the letters are left
justify. All you do is type in the Field # you want, and the Eagle will tell you how
long it is. For example Field # 320 is 13 characters long. Field # 152 is eight spaces
long. Field # 189 is 20 characters. You will not have to type in the length of your
fields.
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Description
This column tells you what the field # translates to. Each field # tells the Eagle to
print out a particular item. The description helps you make sure that you put in the
right field #.
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Line#: 1
It is the current line being displayed. It represents the sample line.
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Batch Record: SSSSSSSS SSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS>
In this area it is called the sample line. The sample line shows a sample of how the
fields in the upper portion of the screen are placed on the line. Notice that in line
one of our example, the word, Batch Record:, appears all the way to the left of the
line, beginning on column 1. Further over you see a group of letters, SSSSSSSS.
These letters tell you what part of the line your second field will occupy. Since the
item is the current time, it will vary for each ticket printed. Since the time will vary,
the Eagle uses the letters to show you where the time will be. When you print out a
recordation ticket, you will get an actual time not a group of letters.
For all field #s that represent messages that can change, the space they occupy on the
line will be represented by groups of letters or symbols - see next page under the
"Explanation of Letters and Symbols" section. This is not a mistake by the
computer. When you print out an actual ticket, the information will appear, as it
should. Press <F4> to print out a test ticket. The test ticket will substitute groups of
capital letters for the actual time, or mix ID, etc. The printout will help you to see
the exact location of each field. Look at the examples on the next page. It is what is
showing on the computer screen.
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On the actual ticket it will print the following information:
Batch Record:
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Demo Mode Notice
Explanation of Letters and Symbols
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S = String characters
This character doesn't require field justification.
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A = Alpha characters
The numbers are right justify, and the letters are left justify.
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N = Tare Type
It can be numeric or the text string ZERO. If ending tare weight is within zero
tolerance, the word “ZERO” will be printed. Otherwise, the actual weights will be
printed.
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@ = Control character
If in column, it sends column number to printer as a character. This is true only if
field # is set to 308.
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+ = Comm field
A field produced by another computer system. In the Eagle's case it is via modem.
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* = Trim field
Number in formatted field.
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Installing Default Printouts
The Eagle offers you a default setting for both types of printouts. To select one of
the Eagle's default printouts, while holding down the <Alt> key, press <F2> in the
Primary or Secondary Printer Setup Menu. A default setting is one that is already set
up for you at our factory. You may want to look at it first before designing your own
printout since it might be close to what you want for your plant. You can also create
your own printout by making changes to the default printout. A long narrow box
with three options replaces the menu prompts at the bottom of the screen:
You can select any of the three choices above, but note that you cannot use the
Delivery Ticket setup option or the Comm Ticket setup option effectively without
purchasing the paid options. Use the arrow keys to highlight the option you want to
select, then press the <Enter> key. The original menu prompts will return to the
bottom of the screen.
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Editing a Line
To edit a line, press <F5>. The prompts at the bottom of the screen will be replaced
by a message:
Type in the correct password - For more information on password, look under the
"Password" section later in this chapter. When you enter the correct password, the
prompt at the bottom of the screen will change again.
Using the arrow keys to highlight the option you want. Press the <Enter> key to
select it. If you do not want to edit the printout setup, press the <Esc> key to return
to the Primary Printout Setup Menu.
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Add a blank line
This will insert a single blank line at the present line number and shift all lines
down one line. Insert a line if you want to make an addition without having to
retype every line below it. After you add a blank line, go back and choose to edit
the line. Now you can write in the information you want.
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Change this line
Edit the line currently displayed in the box by selecting this option. Make
changes by typing over the existing information. Column information does not
need to be in sequence. To blank out an item, use the space bar. You can move
the cursor by pressing the arrow keys. Once you change a number in the Field
column, the information in Length and Description spaces automatically change.
After you have made all changes to the line, press <F5> to enter that
line into the Eagle's memory.
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Delete this line
Deleting the line currently displayed in the main box, moving all the lines that
come after it up one line, and inserting a blank line at the bottom.
When you are ready to return to the Plant Setup Menu, press <F10>.
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Secondary Printer Setup
The ONLY difference is that the Secondary Printer Setup Screen does not have
Company Information. It does the same function as the Primary Printout Setup Screen
does. Below is an illustration of the screen that has been set for default Recordation
printout.
Note: To activate the install default values hold down the
<Alt> key and press the <F2> key.
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Aggregate Batching
Use this menu to determine the proper bin for each aggregate material by selecting the
gate you want to draw from a selected bin. Your screen should look like this:
In the upper half of the screen is a large box with several columns. Below the box is a
title, "Aggregate Batching Gate Selections." If you ever wonder where you are, look for
a title in this same part of the screen. Below this title are two menu prompts. Now look
at the columns inside the box. See that the spaces under the first two columns are not
highlighted. You cannot make changes to these columns on this screen. In order to
change these columns you will have to go to the Batching Menu.
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Bin
Lists 12 aggregate bins. This is the maximum number. You do not need to use them
all. These are bins for storage inside computer.
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Call for
The contents of each bin are listed in this column. These names describe each
aggregate so that you will not forget what is in each bin. Refer to the "Aggregate
Storage Menu" section in Chapter Four on how to change the names in this column.
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Fast Batch Open Gates
In Fast Batch you can open up to four gates per aggregate. When you call up this
screen, the cursor will be located in the first space under this column. If the cursor is
not in the Fast Batch column, move it in place using the arrow keys. Enter the new
gate numbers by typing in the spaces provided. If there are already numbers in the
columns, do not worry about erasing them first. Just type over them. Use the space
bar to clear out a column that you will not be using. Press the <Enter> key or arrow
keys to skip spaces that you do not want to change.
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Fast Cutoff Weight
This is the scale weight prior to the target weight that the fast gates will shut. For
example, if you enter a fast cutoff of 500 pounds, the fast batch gates will stay open
until the weight on the scales is within 500 pounds of the target weight. Then the
fast gates will close, leaving only the final batch gates open to batch the last 500
pounds. This way, you can batch quickly and still have an accurate final weigh up.
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Final Batch
Contains only two spaces for open gates. Most final batching is accomplished with
only one gate, unless gates are exceptionally small or the target weights are very
high. Enter the numbers of the gates you will use to weigh up the last part of the
batch.
When you have made all your changes to the columns inside the box, look down to the
menu prompts at the bottom of the screen. Press <F5> to record the
changes. Press <F10> to return to the Plant Setup menu.
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Aggregate Freefall
Use this screen to adjust your freefall compensation values for each aggregate. The
Eagle drops material into the weigh bin, monitoring the scale. When the weight hits the
target, the Eagle closes the gates. Because the gates are above the scale, there is still a
certain amount of material in the air when the gates close. It is falling but has not
reached the scales. This is called freefall weight. If the Eagle weighs right up to the
target weight before closing the gates, the freefall weight will consistently push the
actual weight over the limit.
By entering compensation values for freefall, you set the Eagle to close its gates early so
that the freefall will bring the weight up to the target without going over.
Let's take a look at an example of what happens when you do not make freefall
compensations. Assume we have a 10 yard aggregate weigh hopper with an overhead
aggregate storage bin. For a one yard batch, the Eagle needs to weigh up 2000 pounds of
material. The Eagle opens the overhead gate, and material begins to fall. The Eagle
closes the gate when it sees the scale hit 2000 pounds. However, the scale reading
continues to climb. The Eagle has overshot its target weight. On most 10 yard plants,
this overshoot will be about 1500 pounds. This 1500 pounds of overshoot represents the
freefall − material past the gate but not yet on the top of the pile in the weigh hopper
when the scale read 2000 pounds, and the gates shut. This material did not register until
it hits the top of the pile in the weigh hopper. In order to have batched the original 2000
pounds, the Eagle should have allowed for 1500 pounds of the freefall compensation.
This means the Eagle should have closed the gate 1500 pounds early. With the Eagle,
we can allow for this freefall compensation.
Another example, let's batch 10 yards of this material, which will be 20,000 pounds, on
the same plant. The Eagle opens the overhead gate, and material begins to fall. The
Eagle closes the gate when the scale hits 20,000 pounds. However, the scale reading
continues to climb. This time the Eagle will probably end up with about 500 pounds of
overshoot. Again, this represents the material that had fallen from the overhead bin
when the scale read 20,000 pounds, yet had not reached the top of the pile in the weigh
hopper. In this case, the Eagle needs 500 pounds of freefall compensation for an
accurate batch.
Note in the above examples, the variation of the freefall compensation weight with batch
size. What accounts for this difference? Basically, the difference is accounted for in the
movement of the top of the pile in the weigh hopper. In the small batch, the distance
between the overhead gate and the top of the material heap is quite large (10 - 15 feet).
In the larger batch, this distance is substantially less (two - four feet). The difference in
distances accounts for a difference in amounts of material in freefall. Smaller batches
have more material in freefall than do larger batches. So, the result is that the amount of
freefall compensation will vary with batch size:
Large batch
→
Short freefall distance →
Small compensation value
Small batch
→
Large freefall distance →
Large compensation value
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When you select the Aggregate Freefall Compensation Menu, your screen should look
like the illustration below. Look at the screen. The main box has five columns with the
SmartDrop option. The first two are identical to the Aggregate Batching Gate Selections
Menu.
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Bin
Lists 12 aggregate bins. This is the maximum number. You do not need to use them
all. The bins will not necessarily match your physical plant. These are bins for
storage inside the computer.
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Call for
The contents of each bin are listed in this column. Refer to the "Aggregate Storage
Menu" section in Chapter Four on how to change the names in this column.
To enter new figures in the highlighted columns, move the cursor with the arrow keys or
by pressing the <Enter> key until the cursor is in a blank that you want to change. Then
type in the new numbers. To move to the next space, press the <Enter> key, or the
appropriate arrow key.
Note: If Smart Drop is set to <0> in the Extended Plant Option
menu the Smart Drop column will show on the Aggregate
Freefall Compensation screen.
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Smart Drop
A timed drop when the load size is less than the small Freefall value to prevent
multiple jogs to the target. By entering a learn rate at the bottom of the smart drop
rate column a drop rate will be calculated and updated with each batch of that
material.
To disable a bin set the Smart Drop rate to zero. Learning will not effect it.
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Average Weight Per Batch
Enter the typical amount of each aggregate you use per batch. To derive this figure,
take some common mixes and multiply each aggregate amount by your normal load
size. Then find the average weight for each of the aggregates used. This figure will
tell the Eagle whether to make a large or small batch compensation, depending on
how far the target weight in a given batch is above or below the mid point of this
average figure. The Eagle divides this number in half and considers targets above
this point "Large batches", and below this point "Small batches".
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Small Batch Compensation
Enter an approximate freefall weight in a small batch. Remember that small batch
compensations are greater than large batch compensations because the small batches
do not fill the bin up as high. The bigger the gap between the gate and the bin level,
the greater the freefall weight will be. Use the chart below to enter approximate
compensation values, according to the size of your weigh bin.
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Large Batch Compensation
Enter an approximate freefall weight for a large load. As explained above, the large
batch compensation is smaller than compensation for a small batch. Use the chart
below to enter approximate compensation values, according to the size of your weigh
bin.
Batcher Capacity
Yds
Compensation (Lbs)
Small Load
Large Load
2
500 -
700
150 -
450
4
600 -
800
150 -
450
5
700 - 1000
150 -
450
8
800 - 1200
150 -
450
10
1000 - 1500
200 -
500
12
1150 - 1700
300 -
600
This table lists approximate compensation values based on batcher size. These
numbers should be used as starting points during initial installation. The Eagle's
learning feature will adjust to make compensation values more accurate. The Eagle
has a learning feature that will help it to get closer and closer to the actual
compensation weight of freefall in a small and large batch.
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Learn Rate
Learn Rate is defined as how quickly the Eagle compensates for plant or material
flow errors. The Learn Rate can be anywhere between 0% to 99%. If your Learn
Rate is 0%, it means that the Eagle has nothing to adjust. 99% is the fastest the
Eagle can learn. Enter a number into the highlighted blank. The larger the number
(typically 50%) the faster the Eagle will adjust the freefall compensation values you
have given it. Once the compensation values have been adjusted, and you are
consistently hitting the target weights, turn the Learn Rate down (typically 10%) so
that it does not overcorrect when you have sudden variations in plant conditions.
When you have made all your changes to the columns, press <F5> to record the
changes. To return to the Plant Setup menu, press <F10>.
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Aggregate Jogging
Use this menu to set up the time and target weights of small and large jogs for your
aggregate weigh up. The Aggregate Jogging Data Menu on your screen should resemble
the example below:
As explained earlier, a jog is a slight, timed opening of the bin gates to close the gap
between the actual and the target weight. The Eagle can make as many jogs as necessary
to come within the acceptable range of the target weight. The first two columns in the
box are similar to Aggregate Batching and Aggregate Freefall menus, showing bin
numbers and descriptions of each aggregate.
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Jog
Controls the jogging feature of the Eagle. A jog is a rapid open and close of the gate
to allow only a small amount of material through. With jogging you can get closer to
your target weight if the Eagle batches too low. Jogging status determines whether
or not a gate may be jogged by the Eagle. Any mechanical gate can be jogged, but
screw fed gates should not be jogged because electric motors will overheat and trip
the thermal overload. For now, turn on the Jogging feature with <Y>; turn it off with
<N>.
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Small Jog
Enter a target weight in pounds and a time in this column. The Eagle learns to jog in
seconds. Please note the pounds will not change, but the seconds will. Since
aggregate scales are usually in 40 pound graduations, the typical small jog is one
scale grad, or 40 lbs. For the time, enter a pulse time that will allow the target
weight to drop. A typical small jog time might be .15 seconds.
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Large Jog
Enter a larger target weight and another approximate open time for the gate. A
typical weight for a large jog is three grads, or in this case 120 lbs. A typical pulse
time might be .30 seconds. These times are approximations; the Eagle will adjust
them to drop the desired jog weight.
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Learn Rate
Learn Rate is defined as how quickly the Eagle compensates for plant or material
flow errors. The Learn Rate can be anywhere between 0% to 99%. If your Learn
Rate is 0%, it means that the Eagle has nothing to adjust. 99% is the fastest the
Eagle can learn. Enter a number into the highlighted blank. The larger the number
(typically 50%) the faster the Eagle will adjust the open time to jog out the target
weight you have selected. Once the Eagle has adjusted the jog times and you are
consistently getting the jog weights you want, turn the Learn Rate down (typically
10%) so that it does not overcorrect when you have sudden variations in plant
conditions.
Press <F5> to record into the Eagle's memory. To return to the Plant
Setup Menu, press <F10>.
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Cement Batching
Use this menu to set the gates you will use for batching cements. When you select this
menu, your screen should look like the illustration below:
In the upper half of the screen is a large box with several columns. Below the box is a
title, "Cement Batching Gate Selections." If you ever wonder where you are, look for a
title in this same part of the screen. Below this title are two menu prompts. Now look at
the columns inside the box. See that the spaces under the first two columns are not
highlighted. You cannot make changes to these columns on this screen. In order to
change these columns you will have to go to the Batching Menu.
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Bin
Lists 12 cement bins. This is the maximum number. You do not need to use them
all. The bins should match your physical plant.
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Call for
The contents of each bin are listed in this column. These names describe each
cement so that you will not forget what is in each bin. Refer to the "Cement Storage
Menu" section in Chapter Four on how to change the names in this column.
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Fast Batch Open Gates
In Fast Batch you can open up to four gates per cement. When you call up this
screen, the cursor will be located in the first space under this column. If the cursor is
not in the Fast Batch column, move it in place using the arrow keys. Enter the new
gate numbers by typing in the spaces provided. If there are already numbers in the
columns, do not worry about erasing them first. Just type over them. Use the space
bar to clear out a column that you will not be using. Press the <Enter> key or arrow
keys to skip spaces that you do not want to change.
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Fast Cutoff Weight
This is the scale weight prior to the target weight that the fast gates will shut. For
example, if you enter a fast cutoff of 500 pounds, the fast batch gates will stay open
until the weight on the scales is within 500 pounds of the target weight. Then the
fast gates will close, leaving only the final batch gates open to batch the last 500
pounds. This way, you can batch quickly and still have an accurate final weigh up.
If the Fast Cutoff for a material is set to zero, the Fast Fill gates will jog with the
Final Fill gates any time a large or small jog is executed.
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Final Batch
Contains only two spaces for open gates. Most final batching is accomplished with
only one gate, unless gates are exceptionally small or the target weights are very
high. Enter the numbers of the gates you will use to weigh up the last part of the
batch.
When you have made all your changes to the columns inside the box, look down to the
menu prompts at the bottom of the screen. Press <F5> to record the
changes. Press <F10> to return to the Plant Setup Menu.
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Cement Freefall
Use this screen to adjust your freefall compensation values for each cement. The Eagle
drops material into the weigh bin, monitoring the scale. When the weight hits the target,
the Eagle closes the gates. Because the gates are above the scale, there is still a certain
amount of material in the air when the gates close. It is falling but has not reached the
scales. This is called freefall weight. If the Eagle weighs right up to the target weight
before closing the gates, the freefall weight will consistently push the actual weight over
the limit.
By entering compensation values for freefall, you set the Eagle to close its gates early so
that the freefall will bring the weight up to the target without going over.
Let's take a look at an example of what happens when you do not make freefall
compensations. Assume we have a 10 yard cement weigh hopper with an overhead
cement storage bin. For a one yard batch, the Eagle needs to weigh up 600 pounds of
material. The Eagle opens the overhead gate and material begins to fall. The Eagle
closes the gate when it sees the scale hit 600 pounds. However, the scale reading
continues to climb. The Eagle had overshot our target weight. On most 10 yard plants,
this overshoot will be about 200 pounds. This 200 pounds of overshoot represents the
freefall − material past the gate but not yet on the top of the pile in the weigh hopper
when the scale read 600 pounds, and the gates shut. This material did not register until it
hit the top of the pile in the weigh hopper. In order to have batched the original 600
pounds, the Eagle should have allowed for 200 pounds of the freefall compensation.
This means the Eagle should have closed the gate 200 pounds early. With the Eagle, we
can allow for this freefall compensation.
Another example, let's batch 10 yards of this material, which will be 6000 pounds, on the
same plant. The Eagle opens the overhead gate, and material begins to fall. The Eagle
closes the gate when the scale hits 6000 pounds. However, the scale reading continues to
climb. This time the Eagle will probably end up with about 100 pounds of overshoot.
Again, this represents the material that had fallen from the overhead bin when the scale
read 6000 pounds, yet had not reached the top of the pile in the weigh hopper. In this
case, the Eagle needs 100 pounds of freefall compensation for an accurate batch.
Note in the above examples, the variation of the freefall compensation weight with batch
size. What accounts for this difference? Basically, the difference is accounted for in the
movement of the top of the pile in the weigh hopper. In the small batch, the distance
between the overhead gate and the top of the material heap is quite large (10 - 15 feet).
In the larger batch, this distance is substantially less (two - four feet). The difference in
distances accounts for a difference in amounts of material in freefall. Smaller batches
have more material in freefall than do larger batches. So, the result is that the amount of
freefall compensation will vary with batch size:
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→
Short freefall distance →
Small compensation value
Small batch
→
Large freefall distance →
Large compensation value
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When you select the Cement Freefall Compensation Menu, your screen should look like
the illustration below. Look at the screen. The main box has five columns. The first
two are identical to the Cement Batching Gate Selections Menu.
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Bin
Lists 12 cement bins. This is the maximum number. You do not need to use them
all. The bins should match your physical plant.
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Call for
The contents of each bin are listed in this column. Refer to the "Cement Storage
Menu" section in Chapter Four on how to change the names in this column.
To enter new figures in the highlighted columns, move the cursor with the arrow keys or
by pressing the <Enter> key until the cursor is in a blank that you want to change. Then
type in the new numbers. To move to the next space, press the <Enter> key, or the
appropriate arrow key.
Note: If Smart Drop is set to <Y> in the Extended Plant Option
menu the Smart Drop column will show on the Cement
Freefall Compensation screen.
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Smart Drop rate
By entering a learn rate on the bottom of the Smart Drop column a drop rate will be
entered and updated with each batch of that material.
If more than one gate is used to batch the material all gates will open in the Smart
Drop mode even if the target is less than the fast cut off for the gates.
To disable a bin set the Smart Drop rate to zero. Learning will not effect it.
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Average Weight Per Batch
Enter the typical amount of each cement you use per batch. To derive this figure,
take some common mixes and multiply each cement amount by your normal load
size. Then find the average weight for each of the cements used. This figure will
tell the Eagle whether to make a large or small batch compensation, depending on
how far the target weight in a given batch is above or below the mid point of this
average figure. The Eagle divides this number in half and considers targets above
this point "Large batches", and below this point "Small batches".
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Small Batch Compensation
Enter an approximate freefall weight in a small batch. Remember that small batch
compensations are greater than large batch compensations because the small batches
don't fill the bin up as high. The bigger the gap between the gate and the bin level,
the greater the freefall weight will be. Use the chart below to enter approximate
compensation values, according to the size of your weigh bin.
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Large Batch Compensation
Enter an approximate freefall weight for a large load. As explained above, the large
batch compensation is smaller than compensation for a small batch. Use the chart
below to enter approximate compensation values, according to the size of your weigh
bin.
Batcher Capacity
Yds
Compensation (Lbs)
Small Load
Large Load
2
100 -
300
50 -
150
4
100 -
300
50 -
150
5
150 -
350
50 -
150
8
150 -
350
50 -
150
10
200 -
400
100 -
200
12
250 -
500
100 -
300
This table lists approximate compensation values based on batcher size. These
numbers should be used as starting points during initial installation. The Eagle's
learning feature will adjust to make compensation values more accurate. The Eagle
has a learning feature that will help it to get closer and closer to the actual
compensation weight of freefall in a small and large batch.
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Learn Rate
Learn Rate is defined as how quickly the Eagle compensates for plant or material
flow errors. The Learn Rate can be anywhere between 0% to 99%. If your Learn
Rate is 0%, it means that the Eagle has nothing to adjust. 99% is the fastest the
Eagle can learn. Enter a number into the highlighted blank. The larger the number
(typically 50%) the faster the Eagle will adjust the freefall compensation values you
have given it. Once the compensation values have been adjusted, and you are
consistently hitting the target weights, turn the Learn Rate down (typically 10%) so
that it does not overcorrect when you have sudden variations in plant conditions.
When you have made all your changes to the columns, press <F5> to record the
changes. To return to the Plant Setup Menu, press <F10>.
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Cement Jogging
Use this menu to set up the time and target weights of small and large jogs for your
cement weigh up. The Cement Jogging Data Menu on your screen should resemble the
example below:
As explained earlier, a jog is a slight, timed opening of the bin gates to close the gap
between the actual and the target weight. The Eagle can make as many jogs as necessary
to come within the acceptable range of the target weight. The first two columns in the
box are similar to Cement Batching and Cement Freefall menus, showing bin numbers
and descriptions of each cement.
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Jog
Controls the jogging feature of the Eagle. A jog is a rapid open and close of the gate
to allow only a small amount of material through. With jogging you can get closer to
your target weight if the Eagle batches too low. Jogging status determines whether
or not a gate may be jogged by the Eagle. Any mechanical gate can be jogged, but
screw fed gates should not be jogged because electric motors will overheat and trip
the thermal overload. For now, turn on the Jogging feature with <Y>; turn it off with
<N>.
Note:
If the Fast Cutoff for a material is set to zero, the Fast
Fill gates will jog with the Final Fill gates any time a
large or small jog is executed. See Fast Cutoff Weight
under the Cement Batching section for further
explanation.
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Small Jog
Enter a target weight in pounds and a time in this column. The Eagle learns to jog in
seconds. Please note the pounds will not change, but the seconds will. Since cement
scales are usually in 6 pound graduations, the typical small jog is one scale grad, or 6
lbs. For the time, enter a pulse time that will allow the target weight to drop. A
typical small jog time might be .15 seconds.
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Large Jog
Enter a larger target weight and another approximate open time for the gate. A
typical weight for a large jog is three grads, or in this case 18 lbs. A typical pulse
time might be .30 seconds. These times are approximations; the Eagle will adjust
them to drop the desired jog weight.
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Learn Rate
Learn Rate is defined as how quickly the Eagle compensates for plant or material
flow errors. The Learn Rate can be anywhere between 0% to 99%. If your Learn
Rate is 0%, it means that the Eagle has nothing to adjust. 99% is the fastest the
Eagle can learn. Enter a number into the highlighted blank. The larger the number
(typically 50%) the faster the Eagle will adjust the open time to jog out the target
weight you have selected. Once the Eagle has adjusted the jog times and you are
consistently getting the jog weights you want, turn the Learn Rate down (typically
10%) so that it does not overcorrect when you have sudden variations in plant
conditions.
Press <F5> to record into the Eagle's memory. To return to the Plant
Setup Menu, press <F10>.
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Water Freefall
From the Plant Setup Menu, move the highlight bar to Water Freefall and press <Enter>.
Use this screen to adjust your freefall compensation values for each water. The Eagle
drops material into the weigh bin, monitoring the scale. When the weight hits the target,
the Eagle closes the gates. Because the gates are above the scale, there is still a certain
amount of material in the air when the gates close. It is falling but has not reached the
scales. This is called freefall weight. If the Eagle weighs right up to the target weight
before closing the gates, the freefall weight will consistently push the actual weight over
the limit.
By entering compensation values for freefall, you set the Eagle to close its gates early so
that the freefall will bring the weight up to the target without going over.
Let's take a look at an example of what happens when you do not make freefall
compensations. Assume we have a 10 yard water weigh hopper with an overhead water
storage bin. For a one yard batch, the Eagle needs to weigh up 200 pounds of water.
The Eagle opens the overhead gate and material begins to fall. The Eagle closes the gate
when it sees the scale hit 200 pounds. However, the scale reading continues to climb.
The Eagle had overshot our target weight. On most 10 yard plants, this overshoot will be
about 50 pounds. This 50 pounds of overshoot represents the freefall − material past the
gate but not yet on the top of the pile in the weigh hopper when the scale read 200
pounds, and the gates shut. This material did not register until it hit the top of the pile in
the weigh hopper. In order to have batched the original 200 pounds, the Eagle should
have allowed for 50 pounds of the freefall compensation. This means the Eagle should
have closed the gate 50 pounds early. With the Eagle, we can allow for this freefall
compensation.
Another example, let's batch 10 yards of this material, which will be 2000 pounds, on the
same plant. The Eagle opens the overhead gate, and material begins to fall. The Eagle
closes the gate when the scale hits 2000 pounds. However, the scale reading continues to
climb. This time the Eagle will probably end up with about 10 pounds of overshoot.
Again, this represents the material that had fallen from the overhead bin when the scale
read 2000 pounds, yet had not reached the top of the pile in the weigh hopper. In this
case, the Eagle needs 10 pounds of freefall compensation for an accurate batch.
Note in the above examples, the variation of the freefall compensation weight with batch
size. What accounts for this difference? Basically, the difference is accounted for in the
movement of the top of the pile in the weigh hopper. In the small batch, the distance
between the overhead gate and the top of the material heap is quite large (10 - 15 feet).
In the larger batch, this distance is substantially less (two - four feet). The difference in
distances accounts for a difference in amounts of material in freefall. Smaller batches
have more material in freefall than do larger batches. So, the result is that the amount of
freefall compensation will vary with batch size.
Large batch
→
Short freefall distance →
Small compensation value
Small batch
→
Large freefall distance →
Large compensation value
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When you select the Water Freefall Compensation Menu, your screen should look like
the illustration below. The main box has five columns.
Note:
If you say <Y> to "Weighed water?" in the General Plant
Options, you will see this menu in the Plant Setup Menu.
•
Bin
Lists 12 water bins. This is the maximum number. You do not need to use them all.
The bins should match your physical plant.
•
Call for
The contents of each bin are listed in this column. Refer to the "Water Storage
Menu" section in Chapter Four on how to change the names in this column.
To enter new figures in the highlighted columns, move the cursor with the arrow keys or
by pressing the <Enter> key until the cursor is in a blank that you want to change. Then
type in the new numbers. To move to the next space, press the <Enter> key, or the
appropriate arrow key.
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Average Weight Per Batch
Enter the typical amount of each cement you use per batch. To derive this figure,
take some common mixes and multiply each water amount by your normal load size.
This figure will tell the Eagle whether to make a large or small batch compensation,
depending on how far the target weight in a given batch is above or below the mid
point of this average figure. The Eagle divides this number in half and considers
targets above this point "Large batches", and below this point "Small batches".
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Small Batch Compensation
Enter an approximate freefall weight in a small batch. Remember that small batch
compensations are greater than large batch compensations because the small batches
don't fill the bin up as high. The bigger the gap between the gate and the bin level,
the greater the freefall weight will be. Use the chart on the next page to enter
approximate compensation values, according to the size of your weigh bin.
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Large Batch Compensation
Enter an approximate freefall weight for a large load. As explained above, the large
batch compensation is smaller than compensation for a small batch. Use the chart
below to enter approximate compensation values, according to the size of your weigh
bin.
Batcher Capacity
Yds
Compensation (Lbs)
Small Load
Large Load
2
10 - 30
5 - 15
4
10 - 30
5 - 15
5
15 - 35
5 - 15
8
15 - 35
5 - 15
10
25 - 50
10 - 20
12
30 - 60
10 - 30
This table lists approximate compensation values based on batcher size. These
numbers should be used as starting points during initial installation. The Eagle's
learning feature will adjust to make compensation values more accurate. The Eagle
has a learning feature that will help it to get closer and closer to the actual
compensation weight of freefall in a small and large batch.
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Learn Rate
Learn Rate is defined as how quickly the Eagle compensates for plant or material
flow errors. The Learn Rate can be anywhere between 0% to 99%. If your Learn
Rate is 0%, it means that the Eagle has nothing to adjust. 99% is the fastest the
Eagle can learn. Enter a number into the highlighted blank. The larger the number
(typically 50%) the faster the Eagle will adjust the freefall compensation values you
have given it. Once the compensation values have been adjusted, and you are
consistently hitting the target weights, turn the Learn Rate down (typically 10%) so
that it does not overcorrect when you have sudden variations in plant conditions.
When you have made all your changes to the columns, press <F5> to record the
changes. o return to the Plant Setup menu, press <F10>.
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Water Jogging Data
Note:
If you say <Y> to "Weighed water?" in the General Plant
Options, you will see this menu in the Plant Setup Menu.
Use this menu to set up the time and target weights of small and large jogs for your
cement weigh up. The Water Jogging Data Menu on your screen should resemble the
example below:
As explained earlier, a jog is a slight, timed opening of the bin gates to close the gap
between the actual and the target weight. The Eagle can make as many jogs as necessary
to come within the acceptable range of the target weight. The first two columns in the
box are similar to Water Freefall menu, showing bin numbers and descriptions of each
water.
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Jog
Controls the jogging feature of the Eagle. A jog is a rapid open and close of the gate
to allow only a small amount of material through. With jogging you can get closer to
your target weight if the Eagle batches too low. Jogging status determines whether
or not a gate may be jogged by the Eagle. Any mechanical gate can be jogged, but
screw fed gates should not be jogged because electric motors will overheat and trip
the thermal overload. For now, turn on the Jogging feature with <Y>; turn it off with
<N>.
•
Small Jog
Enter a target weight in pounds and a time in this column. The Eagle learns to jog in
seconds. Please note the pounds will not change, but the seconds will. Since water
scales are usually in 6 pound graduations, the typical small jog is one scale grad, or 6
lbs. For the time, enter a pulse time that will allow the target weight to drop. A
typical small jog time might be .15 seconds.
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Large Jog
Enter a larger target weight and another approximate open time for the gate. A
typical weight for a large jog is three grads, or in this case 18 lbs. A typical pulse
time might be .30 seconds. These times are approximations; the Eagle will adjust
them to drop the desired jog weight.
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Learn Rate
Learn Rate is defined as how quickly the Eagle compensates for plant or material
flow errors. The Learn Rate can be anywhere between 0% to 99%. If your Learn
Rate is 0%, it means that the Eagle has nothing to adjust. 99% is the fastest the
Eagle can learn. Enter a number into the highlighted blank. The larger the number
(typically 50%) the faster the Eagle will adjust the open time to jog out the target
weight you have selected. Once the Eagle has adjusted the jog times and you are
consistently getting the jog weights you want, turn the Learn Rate down (typically
10%) so that it does not overcorrect when you have sudden variations in plant
conditions.
Press <F5> to record into the Eagle's memory. To return to the Plant
Setup Menu, press <F10>.
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Water Pulse Calibration
Use this menu to calibrate each pulse meter to the flow rate of your water. If your plant
discharges water through a meter, the meter sends back pulses to the Eagle. The Eagle
counts these pulses to measure the total flow of water. But first, you must tell the Eagle
how many gallons of water pass through the meter for each pulse. This figure will
depend on the meter since the calibration depends on the manufacturer and the meter
capacity.
Look at the illustration above. This is how the Water Pulse Calibration Menu should
appear on your screen. In the center of the box are three headings.
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Water
Lists up to two types of water. You cannot make changes to this column on this
screen. Refer to the "Water Storage Menu" section in Chapter Four on how to
change the names in this column. Stay on this screen if you want to make changes to
the information in either of the two remaining columns, which are highlighted on
your screen. Read below for an explanation of how to use this screen to adjust the
calibration and coast pulses for the water meters on your plant.
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Gal/Pulse
The numbers listed in this column should match the calibration of each water meter,
showing the number of gallons per pulse. To adjust this figure, move the cursor to
the blank you want with the arrow keys or the <Enter> key. When the cursor is in
place, enter the number you want. Many water meters are calibrated at 1 gal/pulse.
Yours may be 2 gal/pulse, or 4 gal/pulse. In the event that your meter is slightly off,
you can make very fine adjustments by using decimal figures. Write in the correct
number of gallons that pass through with each pulse (ex. 1.02 gal/pulse).
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Coast Pulses
This column allows you to close the valve on your water before you reach your
target. Remember the importance of taking freefall weight into account when
batching weighed up material? Coast Pulses allow for water that slips past the valve
as it is closing. For example, if you have an older valve that shuts slowly, you may
have a few extra gallons pass through before it closes completely.
With the Eagle you can begin closing the valve early to allow for this overflow. If
you enter a coast pulse of 1, you tell the Eagle to close the valve one pulse early, one
pulse before the target volume is reached. Use coast pulses to make allowances for
the variables on your plant that may keep you from getting precise water
measurements.
Press <F5> to record into the Eagle's memory. To return to the Plant
Setup Menu, press <F10>.
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Admix Pulse Calibration
Use this menu to calibrate each pulse meter to the flow rate of the admix it measures. If
your plant pumps admix through a meter, the meter sends back pulses to the Eagle. The
Eagle counts these pulses to measure the total flow of ounces. But first, you must tell the
Eagle how many ounces of admix pass through these meters with each pulse. This figure
will depend on the admix since high volume admixes may require larger meters that send
several ounces per pulse, while low volume admixes may use small meters which send
fewer ounces per pulse. Your screen should look like the illustration below:
•
Admix
Lists up to 12 types of admix. You cannot make changes to this column on this
screen. Refer to the "Admix Storage Menu" section in Chapter Four on how to
change the names in this column. Stay on this screen if you want to make changes to
the information in either of the two remaining columns, which are highlighted on
your screen. Read below for an explanation of how to use this screen to adjust the
calibration and coast pulses for the admix meters on your plant.
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Large Units
A “Y” in this column will cause gallons, liters, pounds, or kilograms to be selected.
An “N” in this column will cause ounces, milliliters, weighed ounces or grams to in
effect.
Note: Pulses from a meter must match what is selected (one pulse equals a gallon
or one pulse equals an ounce.)
If the “Large Unit?” column is set to <Y>:
Customary Units
Gallons
Metric
Liters
Weighed
Pounds
Weighed and Metric
Kgs
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On the “Verify Menu” the Admix Mix fields will display gallons, liters, pounds, or
kilograms for the admixes that have a <Y> under the “Large Units?” column on the
“Admix Pulse Calibration” menu. It will also display ounces, milliliters, weighed
ounces or grams if you have a <N> in the “Large Units?” column on the “Admix
Pulse Calibration” menu.
The columns “Large Units” in the Admix Pulse Calibration Menu and “Weighed
Admix” in the Admix Discharge Menu will both affect what is displayed. A weighed
admix batched in ounces will be displayed as “ozw” with the “w” indicating weighed
type of ounces whereas “oz” will indicate metered ounces.
Note: If you have the “Weighed Admix” option the “w” will be displayed. All others
will only show “oz.”
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• The units of the Admix in the scale box will be in the small units. The number of
digits used to indicate the current quantity in the scale box has been increased from
six digits to seven digits.
Scale Box showing the small units.
•
Oz/Pulse
The numbers listed in this column should match the calibration of each admix meter,
showing the number of ounces per pulse. To adjust this figure, move the cursor to
the blank you want with the arrow keys or the <Enter> key. When the cursor is in
place, enter the number you want. Every admix pulse meter should have a preset
ratio of ounces it discharges for each pulse. Use the manufacturer's specs to
determine the number of ounces per pulse. If you do not know the manufacturer's
specifications, or if the meter is old, you may want to test it by discharging admix,
counting the pulses, and then counting the ounces. When you have determined the
number of ounces each meter discharges per pulse, type in the number into the
appropriate space in this column.
Note: You can use decimals to get the exact flow rate (ex.
1.02 oz/pulse) and to do the final calculation.
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Coast Pulses
This column allows you to compensate your admix flow. Remember the importance
of taking freefall weight into account when batching weighed up material? Coast
Pulses allow for admix that slips past the valve as it is closing. For example, if you
have an older meter that shuts slowly, you may have a few extra ounces pass through
before it closes completely.
With the Eagle you can begin closing the valve early to allow for this overflow. If
you enter a coast pulse of 1, you tell the Eagle to close the valve one pulse early, one
pulse before the target volume is reached. Use coast pulses to make allowances for
the variables on your plant that may keep you from getting precise admix
measurements. Remember that one pulse may equal several ounces of material.
Press <F5> to record the changes. To return to the Plant Setup Menu, press
<F10>.
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Agg/Cem Discharge Gates
On this screen, you set up the controls for aggregate and cement discharge gates. You
will adjust the discharge rates, blow open times, adjust pause, and the Eagle's learn rate.
Compare the illustration above to the screen on your Eagle. Some of the numbers in the
columns may be different, but that's okay. You will be changing the numbers on your
screen anyway. Let's look at the screen. The top half is enclosed in a box. On the far
left is a list of the different features you will set. The next three columns are
highlighted. Above the first two columns is the title, Aggregate. The columns
themselves are labeled Slow Flow and Fast Flow. The column on the far right is called
Cement − Fast Flow. Cement has only one possible discharge flow rate. Note that the
cursor rests in the top space of the Aggregate Slow Flow Column. This is where you will
enter the Slow Flow Blow Open time.
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Blow Open Time
The length of the pulse sent to the gate to open it at the beginning of the discharge.
Sometimes the weight on the gate makes opening difficult. By sending a longer
electrical pulse, you make sure that the gate does not stick or open too slowly. You
can set the pulse up to several seconds, but this is not necessary in most cases. A
typical Blow Open Time is .50 seconds.
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Vibrate Time
If you want to turn on the vibrator in the sand weigh hopper at the beginning of
discharge, enter the number of seconds you want the weigh hopper to vibrate here.
The vibrator might be necessary to shake out material. If you do not want any
vibration at the beginning of discharge, leave the number in this space at zero.
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Open Gates
Slow Flow is for plant with single discharge gate. Fast Flow is for plant with two
discharge gates, and it allows the gates to work independently from each other. Note
that aggregate Slow Flow and Fast Flow columns have two blanks on this line. This
means that you can designate up to two discharge gates in either of the aggregate
columns. Cement fast flow has only one gate. For each column, type in the
number(s) of the gate(s). The cursor will automatically move to the next space. If
you only want to set one gate for Aggregate Slow Flow or Fast Flow, place a zero in
the second space − either by typing zero or by pressing the space bar. If you want to
set two gates for Slow Flow or Fast Flow, type in the second gate number here.
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Close Gates
On this line, enter in the same numbers that you entered above in the Open Gates
line. It is important that the numbers on the Close Gates line are identical to the
Open Gates line above, that each column has the same open gates as close gates.
This way the Eagle will be able to close the gates it opens.
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Adjust Pause
This is the amount of time the Eagle pauses between adjustments to the discharge
rate. Whenever it alters the flow, the Eagle waits before checking to see if another
adjustment needs to be made. The adjust pause makes it easier for the Eagle to keep
a steady flow and allows the weigh hopper to settle down. A typical adjust time for
Aggregate Slow Flow and Fast Flow and Cement Slow Flow might be 2 seconds.
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Learn Rate
In this space you determine how quickly the Eagle will learn to discharge at the
proper rate. (You will set the discharge rate on another screen, the General
Discharge Menu.)
What the Eagle is learning in this case is the time for small and large opens and
closes. It will adjust the length of the pulses in order to hit the target weights you
have put in for Open/Close Times. The Small Open/Close Time is to regulate flow
for small errors. The Large Open/Close Time is to regulate flow for large errors.
While the Eagle is still learning to make the adjustment, set the Learn rate fairly high
so that it will learn faster (20 - 30 percent). Once the Eagle has gotten to where it is
maintaining an even flow rate, turn the learning rate down (10% or less) so that you
can protect your accuracy from random changes in the material flow.
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Small Error
Now that you have set the learn rate, you are ready to set the adjustments you want
the Eagle to learn. Look at the screen below. A typical Small Error adjustment
might be 80 pounds for Aggregate Slow Flow and Fast Flow. For Cement Fast Flow,
the Small Error might be 20 pounds. As long as the flow rate error is not above this
figure, no adjustment is made. If the flow rate error exceeds this margin but is below
the Large Error value, the Eagle adjusts with a small open or close.
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Small Open/Small Close
Type in a value in each of these spaces. You set it up; then the Eagle will learn
based on your error setting. A typical value for 80 pounds/sec of aggregate will be
approximately .02 seconds. A typical pulse time for 20 pounds of cement will also
be approximately .02 seconds. This is the time the Eagle will send a pulse to the
gate, either opening or closing it slightly. Enter the numbers in the appropriate
columns; then let the Eagle adjust the times of the pulse until it can maintain the
material flow properly.
For an example, the desired discharge rate (aggregate) is 200 pounds/sec. After
Blow Open Time and a one second Adjust Pause, the flow rate is 260 pounds/sec.
According to the screen above, the Eagle will not make any adjustment. Any flow
rate between 120 and 280 is acceptable because the small error is set at 80
pounds/sec.
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Large Error
A typical Large Error adjustment for Aggregate Slow Flow and Aggregate Fast Flow
might be 120 pounds. A typical Large Error for Cement Fast Flow might be 40
pounds. If the flow rate is off by more than this figure, the Eagle will adjust with a
large open or large close. With a relatively small figure in the Large Error column,
adjustments to the flow will take a little longer, but there will be less chance of the
Eagle opening the gate too wide and overloading the belt, or closing it too far and
leaving a gap on the belt.
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Large Open/Large Close
Type in a value in each of these spaces. You set it up; then the Eagle will learn
based on your error setting. Look at the screen below. A typical value for 120
pounds/sec of aggregate will be approximately .04 seconds. A typical pulse time for
40 pounds of cement will also be approximately .04 seconds. This is the time the
Eagle will send a pulse to the gate, either opening or closing it. Enter the numbers in
the appropriate columns; then let the Eagle adjust the times of the pulse until it can
maintain the material flow properly.
For an example, the truck rate (aggregate) is 200 pounds/sec. After Blow Open Time
and a one second Adjust Pause, the flow rate is 350 pounds/sec. According to the
screen below, the Eagle will make a large close adjustment since the large error is set
at 120 pounds.
The cursor moves down when you press the <Enter> key so that you can fill in the
information one column at a time. Fill out the Aggregate Slow Flow column first,
then move on to the Aggregate Fast Flow column, and finally, the Cement Fast Flow.
Once you have finished with all three columns, look them over to make sure you
have not made any typing errors.
At the bottom of the screen are two Menu prompts:
Press <F5> to record the changes. To return to the Plant Setup Menu, press
<F10>.
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General Discharge
Use this screen to set the discharge rates. You have a choice of four sequences:
Compare the illustration above to the display on the video monitor of your Eagle to see
that they are similar. The box that fills the top half of your screen has several lines and
several highlighted blanks where you can type in information, just like the illustration.
Some of the numbers in the blanks may be different, but do not worry. You will want to
change the numbers on your screen anyway.
At the top of the box is the title General Discharge. Locate this title on your screen.
Below this title are several features of general discharge − things like Discharge Code,
Vibration Set Point for aggregate and cement, Times of open and close pulses for the end
of discharge. These general discharge features are standard no matter what discharge
code you will use.
Below the General Discharge features is another block, occupying the center of the box.
The title over this section is Code 1 Sequencing. Locate this title on your screen. A
Code 1 discharge is a controlled discharge that is usually used on a dry batch plant. The
Code 1 Sequencing allows optimum control over the discharge process to achieve ribbon
blending of the materials going into the mixer truck.
At the bottom of the box is the title Code 2 Sequencing. Below this is one line. Since
Code 2 sequencing is a timed delay, unrestricted flow of aggregate, cement, and water,
all the Eagle requires is the amount of delay time (seconds) prior to discharging the class
of material. Once discharge starts, it goes at full speed.
Code 3 Discharge (DynaBlend) is an improvement over Code 3 flow control.
DynaBlend is especially useful for blending multiple materials in the same class when
the plant configuration allows individual material discharge control. See page 2-65 for
details.
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Enter the code you want. As stated above, discharge sequences indicate which
materials you will control and which materials you will not control during discharge.
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Code 1
Controlled independent aggregate discharge; controlled dependent cement
discharge. An independent variable is when the operator determines the flow by
setting up the rate of discharge. A dependent variable is when the computer
determines the flow based on what the aggregate flow rate is. By selecting this
discharge code, the Eagle will maintain a ribbon feed discharge sequence during
the entire discharge cycle. To achieve the flow rate control, the Eagle uses the
Truck Storage Menu to enter the Load Rate (lbs/sec) on each individual truck.
This is a controlled discharge that prevents material from overflowing the truck.
A controlled discharge is primarily used on Dry Batch Plants where the flow rate
varies on each truck.
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Code 2
Timed aggregate discharge; timed cement discharge; timed water discharge. By
selecting this discharge code, the Eagle will hold the discharge gates wide open
in a time delayed sequence. The flow rate does not apply to this discharge code.
The timed delay discharge is used primarily on central mix plants where speed is
required, but spillage is no problem.
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Aggregate Vibrate
Type in the vibration set point. When the weight on the scales drops to this level, the
Eagle applies signal to vibrator and shakes out any aggregate that does not want to
come out. A typical set point for aggregate vibrate might be 1000 pounds.
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Cement Vibrate
Type in the vibration set point. When the weight on the scales drops to this level, the
Eagle applies signal to vibrator and shakes out any cement that doesn't want to come
out. A typical set point for cement vibrate might be 500 pounds.
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End of Discharge Full Open
At the end of discharge, when the remaining weight on the scales reaches the vibrate
set points, you will want to open your gates all the way to empty the cement and
aggregate bins as quickly as possible. Enter the pulse time that the Eagle will send to
the gate to open it as wide as it will go. A typical full open pulse might be 2.0 sec.
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End of Discharge Full Close
Once the scales drop down to zero and the bins are empty, the Eagle will want to
shut the gates. The figure you enter into this space is the number of seconds the
close pulse will be. Make sure that it is as long as the full open so that the gate will
be closed completely.
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Code 1 Sequencing
By selecting Code 1, the Eagle will maintain a ribbon feed discharge sequence during the
entire discharge cycle. To achieve the flow rate control, the Eagle uses the Truck
Storage Menu to enter the Load Rate (lbs/sec) on each individual truck. This is a
controlled discharge that prevents material from overflowing the truck. A controlled
discharge is primarily used on Dry Batch Plants where the flow rate varies on each truck.
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Default Aggregate Fast Flow Rate
Set the number of pounds/sec that the Eagle will discharge aggregate. This flow rate
is the standard rate. It is called default because the Eagle will automatically
discharge at this rate unless told to do otherwise. The Truck Storage Menu allows
customized load rates (lb/sec) to be inserted on each individual truck. The Eagle will
use this number whenever possible. If the truck has not been assigned a load rate,
then the default will be used.
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Slow flow is what percentage of fast flow
Enter the percent of the fast flow loading rate. This feature is useful when the plant
has two individually operated aggregate discharge gates. The Eagle can control the
amount of material discharge from both gates. One discharge gate will be assigned
as the slow flow gate (usually coarse aggregate), and both discharge gates are
assigned as fast flow. With a dual discharge gate system, the coarse aggregate is
usually discharged first to prevent head packing the agitator.
The percentage that is entered here tell the Eagle how much of the total load rate is
to be achieved out of the slow flow gate. The reason that you set a percentage here
instead of an actual weight is that if you change the fast flow rate to accommodate a
slower loading truck, the slow flow rate will change also. The slow flow rate will
still remain in proportion to the fast flow rate.
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Percent of aggregate discharged during slow flow
Enter how much of you aggregate you want to be discharged during slow flow at the
beginning. Whatever is left will be discharged during fast flow. A typical slow flow
discharge might be 1% of total aggregate. This way you can start slowly so you don't
overload the belt with a sudden drop of material.
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Percent of aggregate discharged before cement discharge
begins
This is one of the ways you can control the flow of cement. What you are actually
doing is telling the Eagle how much aggregate you want in the truck or mixer before
it should begin adding cement. Typically 8%.
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Percent of aggregate discharged after cement discharge ends
Enter the percent of total aggregate that you want discharged after the cement
discharge ends. Let's say you want to hold 12% of the aggregate for discharge after
cement discharge is complete. This amount of aggregate will load into the truck or
mixer after cement has finished.
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Delay Cement after Restart?
If <Y>, it would resume the normal discharge sequence, which would be to delay the
cement and allow a portion of the aggregate to go in first. If <N>, both the cement
and aggregate resume discharge simultaneously.
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Aggregate Belt Time
Enter the amount of time the material takes to run along the belt from the weigh
hopper to the discharge point. This time is one-half of one revolution of the belt.
This delays the discharge sequencing to allow the percentage of aggregate to be
discharged into the truck instead of on the belt.
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Aggregate Discharge Delay
How long you want to delay aggregate from the time the computer determines when
the aggregate discharge should begin.
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Water Discharge Delay
How long you want to delay water from the time the computer determines when the
water discharge should begin.
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Minimum Cement Flow Rate
Enter the number of pounds/sec for cement discharge. This is the minimum
allowable cement flow rate that the Eagle will discharge.
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Maximum Cement Flow Rate
Enter the number of pounds/sec for cement discharge. This is the maximum
allowable cement flow rate that the Eagle will discharge. This feature is needed to
prevent the Eagle from dropping the cement too fast, which may cause dusting.
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Code 2 Sequencing
By selecting Code 2, the Eagle will hold the discharge gates wide open in a time delayed
sequence. The flow rate does not apply to this discharge code. The timed delay
discharge is used primarily on central mix plants where speed is required, but spillage is
no problem.
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Aggregate Delay
Enter the number of seconds you want to delay aggregate discharge. Typically the
delay for aggregate might be zero seconds so that aggregate begins flowing right
away.
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Cement Delay
Enter the number of seconds you want to delay cement discharge. Most batch plant
operators like to delay the cement discharge until they have some aggregate and
water already in the mixer or truck. A typical delay for cement discharge might be
nine seconds.
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Water Delay
Enter the number of seconds you want to delay water discharge. A typical delay
time for water might be six seconds.
In Code 2 you can still hold back a certain number of gallons for tail water to wash down
any aggregate or cement into the truck. The amount of water and the water flow rate is
not set on this screen. You will have to go back to the Plant Setup Menu and select the
General Plant Options Menu to change the water discharge information. Press <F5>
to record the changes. To return to the Plant Setup Menu, press <F10>.
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Dynablend
(Code 3 Sequencing)
Introduction
This document describes the Dynablend Code 3 Discharge feature which is a discharge
process in the Eagle system. The Dynablend Code 3 Discharge feature derives a
discharge rate for each scale from the total charge rate of the truck. Each scale’s
percentage discharge rate is based on the weight of the individual scale, divided by the
total of all the selected scales weight. The Dynablend Code 3 Discharge process deals
with the discharge corresponding to each individual scale, instead of the summing the
scales by class (by which code 1 and code 2 deal with the discharge). The Eagle will
control the flow rate of discharge in each scale defined in the Scale Configuration
Screen. The Eagle will allow selected scales to discharge in code 2 along with the
Dynablend Code 3 Discharge process. The Eagle will automatically turn the vibrate on
or stop the discharge if the flow rate is too low. The initial release that supports this
feature is Eagle 8.23.
System Setup
A new field “Dynablend Code 3 Discharge?” has been added to the General Discharge
menu. If this field is set to “Y”, the Eagle is in Code 3 discharge mode. After pressing
<F5> to save this setup, the fields only for Code 3 discharge will be shown on this
screen.
Dynablend Code 3 Discharge? = “N”
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Dynablend Code 3 Discharge? “Y”
Discharge Code (1-2): Wet Dry:
This field only displays when the “Wet/Dry Plant?” is set to <Y> in the General Pant
options menu. The Wet and Dry side can be set up separately for Code 3 discharge
sequencing. If the Code 3 discharge is set either in the Wet side or the Dry side or in
both sides, a F2 key can be used to toggle from the wet side configuration menu to the
dry side configuration menu or from the dry side to the wet side.
End of Discharge Full Open:
The meaning is the same as the original field. The open time applies to all scales.
End of Discharge Full Close:
The meaning is the same as the original field. The close time applies to all scales.
Default Truck Flow Rate:
Enter the default loading rate for all materials combined.
Time between Flow Rate Calculations:
Enter the amount of time between flow rate calculations. The Eagle will calculate each
scale’s flow rate in each interval.
Low Flow Rate by Scale:
Enter the minimum flow rate. If the current flow rate becomes lower than minimum flow
rate, the Eagle will turn the vibrator on. After the vibration, if the flow rate is still lower
than minimum flow rate, then all gates for discharge will be shut off. You can either
abort the batch or try pressing <F7> again.
Code 3 Scale Spy:
Enter the number of the scale to assist in fine-tuning the discharge process. Field #439
can be added to the Batching menu and will be updated during the discharge process.
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This will appear as “Scl 0 T:000 A:000” on the Batch Setup menu. Scl is the scale
number assigned in the Discharge Configuration. T is the Target and A is the actual.
Percent of water before agg and cem discharge
This displays only when using metered water. Set the percent of head water to be
allowed before the Agg/Cem discharge begins.
Note:
If you are changing from Code 1 or Code 2 to Code 3 you must go into the Scale
Configuration menu. Press <F5> to Edit and Press <F10> to return. This is to
make the Eagle read the correct Scale Configuration. You do not have to make
any changes on the Scale Configuration menu.
Water Delay
This displays only when using metered water. Used with Dynablend (Code 3) and
Metered Water so the delay time for water can be modified.
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If the field “Dynablend Code 3 Discharge” has been set to “Y”, the Agg/Cem Discharge
menu will be changed to display information and allow you to enter information about
Code 3 discharge for each scale. Scale 1 to 6 would display on this screen and the scale
7 to 12 would display on Second Page of Agg/Cem Discharge menu if the scale has been
defined on Scale Configuration menu.
Dynablend Code 3 Discharge? = “Y”
Materials:
Tells what kind of Class is on this scale. The number for this class depends on the order
of appearance on Scale Configuration Screen.
Code 2 Disc?:
If <Y>, the material in this scale will discharge in code 2. The code 3 discharge sequence
will not apply to this scale.
Start Delay:
How long the material on this scale will delay from the time the computer began
discharging the other scales.
Start % of scale:
What percentage of material in another scale should be discharged before this scale
discharge begins.
End % of Scale:
The percentage of material in another scale can be entered in this field to indicate that
the discharge material on the scale will finish before another scale finishes discharging.
Open/Vib:
Same as field “Blow Open Time” and “Vibrate Time” on the original screen.
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End Vib:
Enter the vibration set point.(Same as the fields “Aggregate vibrate” or “Cement
Vibrate” in the original General Discharge Screen). This field doesn’t apply to Water
Scales.
Min Flow:
If any scale’s actual flow rate drops below the entered percent of a calculated flow for
that scale, there will be three consecutive open adjust pulses, then the scale vibrator will
turn on (if available) for set amount of time. If the flow does not rise above the threshold
rate after the vibrator turns on, the discharge process will be halted and a warning will be
issued.
If the calculated proportional flow rate for a scale is less than the entered minimum flow
rate, the entered value will be used.
Open Gate:
Display existing signal for Agg1, Agg2 , Cem 1, H2O 1, and enter the Soft I/O for other
scales.
Close Gate:
Display existing signal for Agg1, Agg2 , Cem 1, and enter the Soft I/O for other scales.
Vib Gate:
Display existing signal for Agg1, Cem 1, and enter the Soft I/O for other scales. This
field doesn’t apply to Water Scales.
Adj Pause:
Same as original screen.
S/L Error:
Enter the small error before the slash and the large error after the slash.
S/L Open:
Enter the small open time before the slash and the large open time after the slash.
S/L Close:
Enter the small close time before the slash and the large close time after slash.
Learn Rate:
Same as original screen.
Limitations
This feature requires Soft I/O for gate control and there are single open/close signals for
each scale instead of Fast/Final gates for each class.
This feature is incompatible with the following Paid Options:
FB-MultiDrop/SmallBatcher, and Decumulative Batching.
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Admix Batch/Discharge
On this screen you will tell the Eagle how it will discharge admixes; whether admix is
measured into a bottle or directly through a meter or weighed admixes, and the sequence
of discharge. Compare the illustration below to your screen.
The box that fills the top half of the screen has several columns. Some of the blanks may
have different letters or numbers, but do not worry. You want the screen on your Eagle
to match the specifications of your plant. For now, let's take a closer look at the box.
The two columns on the left list the number of the bins and the contents. You will need
to enter information in each column for each admix. The cursor moves from left to right
so that you can set the features for each admix one at a time.
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Bin
Lists up to 12 admix bin numbers. This is the maximum number. You do not need
to use them all. The bins should match your physical plant.
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Call for
The contents of each bin are listed in this column. Refer to the "Admix Storage
Menu" section in Chapter Four on how to assign bins or change the names in this
column.
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Bottle?
Here you determine if each admix will be measured up in a graduated bottle before
discharging, or if it will be metered directly into the truck or mixer. Type <Y> if the
admix is measured into a graduated bottle. When it is in bottle, it can start
immediately upon starting the batch. Type <N> if the admix runs through a pulse
meter directly into the truck or mixer. When it is direct, the admix batching has to
wait until the discharge begins.
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Into Water
Into Water is only displayed when Water Holding tank is set to yes in the General
Plant options screen. This will also display if you have the Weighed Water paid
option.
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Onto Agg
If an admix is set to discharge onto agg it will discharge after all the aggregates have
weighed up, regardless of the status of <F7> “Auto Discharge”.
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With head?
In this column you determine how the admix will be discharged. If you want the
admix to dump with head water (water at the beginning of discharge) type <Y> in
this space. If you do not want the admix discharged with head water, type <N> in
the blank.
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With tail?
In this column, you give the Eagle further discharge instructions. If you want the
admix discharge with tail water or wash down water, type <Y> in this column. If
you do not want the admix released with tail water (for example, if you have already
selected discharge with head water), type <N> in this space.
Note:
If you type <Y> in both columns, the Eagle will
release the admix with head water, and then
complete the discharge with tail water.
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Last Drop
If <Y>, it will put all of the admix in the last drop. If <N>, it will split the admix in
equal portions per drop.
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Delay
This feature enables you to stagger your admixes so that you do not mix them going
into the truck. The time entered here will delay the discharge of an admixture. If no
delay is entered, then all head water admixes will discharge at the same time.
Likewise for all tail water admixes.
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Blow After
With admix bottles, you may choose to blow air through the lines for a number of
seconds once discharge is complete to clear the lines. Enter the blow after time in
number of seconds. You can type in any whole number between 0 and 99. If you do
not want a blow after time, type in zero.
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Admix Zero Probe Series Wiring
Type <Y> if your admix probes are electrically wired in series. If wired in series,
the input signal will be active when all admix bottles are empty. Type <N> if your
admix probes are wired in parallel. If wired in parallel, the input signal will be
inactive when all admixes bottles are empty.
Press <F5> to record the changes. To return to the Plant Setup Menu, press
<F10>.
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Probe Cal/Config
Note:
This screen will ONLY appears if you have enables the
Probe Option.
On this screen you will calibrate the moisture probes in use on your plant. Before
calibrating the computer to the probes you must first fill out the information on the Probe
Configuration Menu. Once you have set up the gates and materials on the Moisture
Probe Configuration menu, you are ready to calibrate the computer to the probe.
Take a moment to look over the screen. In the box located in the top half of the screen
there are four columns. Below the title, "Moisture Probe Calibration" are a few "F" key
prompts. You will use "F" keys as you are calibrating. Your screen should resemble the
illustration below:
To Calibrate Moisture Probe
Using the arrow to the left of the Scale Input column, locate the probe you want to
calibrate. Move this arrow up or down with the arrow keys to select the probe to be
calibrated. For information on the simulated output mode, refer to the "Probe Readout
Manual" that came with the Moisture Probe.
When you have pointed out the probe you want to work on, you are ready to calibrate.
Press <F1> to set the Low Calibration. The menu prompts are replaced by a new set of
instructions, similar to the following illustration:
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These instructions are called the Low Probe Calibration Menu and will guide you
through the next step. Adjust the moisture probe box until it displays the lowest reading
you will want to use. Remember that negative numbers can be entered in to help you
compensate for aggregate that is excessively dry and is absorbing water. The
instructions on the screen say, "Press <F1> to hold probe reading." When the probe
reading is steady, press <F1>. Once you press <F1>, the menu prompts will change
again, and you will have another instruction for the next step. The prompt on your
screen should match the illustration below:
The next step is to tell the Eagle what the probe reading says. The message in the box
says, "Enter probe reading." In the highlighted space type in the number displayed on
the probe box. Then press the <Enter> key.
High Probe
Cal/Menu
You have completed the first part of the probe calibration − the low end. The screen
once again shows the Moisture Probe Calibration Menu. Next you must calibrate the
high end of the probe. To calibrate the high end of the moisture probe range, move the
pointer back to the probe you were just working on. Then press <F2> to calibrate the
high end of the scale. The menu at the bottom of the screen will be replaced by the
instructions for the first step. The display on the screen should look like the illustration
below:
This set of instructions is called the High Probe Calibration Menu. Press <F1> to hold
the probe reading after you have adjusted the probe to a high reading (say, 8%). After
you press <F1>, the message inside the little box will change.
The message says, "Enter probe reading," and the cursor rests in the space after it. Type
in the number displayed on the probe box. Then press the <Enter> key.
Once again, you will return to the Moisture Probe Calibration Menu. You have
successfully calibrated the probe. If you want to check for accuracy, vary the probe
output to simulate different moisture readings. The reading on the screen should be the
same as the reading on the probe box. In this way you can check to see that the Eagle is
accurately tracking changes in moisture.
To calibrate more than one moisture probe, simply repeat the process. Select the next
probe to be calibrated and start all over again. Make sure that you are using a scale input
that does not already have a scale wired to it. And remember to set both the low and the
high end of the probe's range.
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Scale Input
The same six Scale Inputs you have in your Probe Calibration Screen are the same
six inputs you find in your Scale Configuration Screen. The Scale Input used in the
Scale Configuration Screen are not available for use in moisture probe. The first
thing that you will do is to determine which of the scale inputs are connected to
which scales, and which inputs are available to use. If you cannot remember, go
back to the Plant Setup Menu. From there highlight either the Scale Calibration
Menu or Scale Configuration Menu. When you begin to configure the moisture
probes, make sure that the information you entered corresponds with the available
input.
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Gate
In this column, you will enter the number of the gate under which your probe is
located. Move the cursor down to available scale input. The probe is located
underneath a specific gate. Type in this gate number here.
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Material
The cursor moves into this column as soon as you type in the gate number. Note that
you cannot type the name yourself. To select the aggregate, press the <Page Up> or
<Page Down> key. The Eagle will display each agg, one at a time. When you come
to the type of aggregate that you want, press the <Enter> key. Now the cursor drops
down to the next bin back in the Gate column. If you are using more than one
moisture probe, set up the second gate and material just like you did for the first
probe.
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Moisture
The moisture of the material in percentage.
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Count
Displays a number. These raw counts are numbers directly from the Eagle's Analog
to digital converter. This is the number that the Eagle uses to calculate scale weight.
Counts help to troubleshoot problems with the scale calibration.
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Minimum Probe Samples
This is a selectable field. The minimum number of sample required for a valid probe
reading. It is use to determine moisture content in aggregate.
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Spy
Spy Diagnostics is a report that shows all samples taken during the previous batch.
To print the report, hold down the <Ctrl> key and press <F1>. Assign spy to
corresponding Scale Input.
When you have gate assignments and material names for each probe using free scale
inputs, press <F5> to record it into the Eagle’s memory. Numbers will
appear in the Moisture and Counts column. These numbers will be modified when you
calibrate your probes. The Entered time at the bottom right corner of the box will change
to the current time and date. To return to the Plant Setup Menu, press <F10>.
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Passwords
Use the Password Menu to change the passwords used in the Eagle program. You may
have already noticed that the Eagle uses passwords in several places to protect your plant
from tampering or unauthorized use. You can keep all passwords the same, or change
them to keep certain batching operations in the control of only a few people.
Passwords are used to override batching errors and material overweighs. You will also
need passwords to calibrate scales, to edit inventory screens, and to adjust mix designs,
orders, customers, and tickets and the ticket stack.
There is a master password that "unlocks" access to all of the function passwords. This
master password should be closely safeguarded and changed at regular intervals. It
might make sense to change passwords every month or every quarter to correspond with
the close out of a standard accounting period in your business.
The system is shipped with the same password in all locations. This original password is
"1". Up to five numeric digits may be specified for the passwords.
After you select the Passwords Menu from the Plant Setup Menu, your video monitor
should display a screen that looks like the illustration below:
Look at your Eagle screen. Note that there is a box in the middle of the screen, which
lists all the menus that require use of a correct password. In the spaces where the
numbers appear are rows of smiling faces. These faces hide the actual password
numbers.
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Edit the Passwords
Press <F5> when you are ready to edit the passwords. The Eagle asks you for the
Master Password in a message, "Please enter the Master Password." See the
illustration below:
The cursor rests in a blank space. Type in the Master Password (up to five digits)
and press the <Enter> key. Note that the numbers or letters that you type in do not
appear. Instead, the Eagle shows stars, one for each key you press. This is another
safety feature designed to prevent someone from reading the Master Password over
your shoulder.
If you enter the wrong Master Password, the message "Bad Password" will appear:
Try again, or press the <Esc> key to return to the Password Menu if you do not know
the Master Password. When you enter the correct Master Password, the screen
changes to the Password Edit Menu. Now all the passwords in the box are visible.
They are also highlighted so that you can make changes to them if you want. The
Password Edit Menu on your screen should look like the illustration below.
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One thing to remember before you start editing your passwords is that they are all
visible. If you are having problems on your plant with unauthorized use of your
Eagle system, or the unauthorized sale of plant materials, you will want to be careful
whom you have in the batch room when you are editing the passwords. For example,
below is a list of key people who should know the passwords to get into the
particular screen:
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Master password: plant owner
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Out of Tolerance: batchman
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Scale Calibration: scale personnel, plant manager
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Mix design: Q.C. person, plant manager
Remember that the passwords, especially the Master Password, are like the keys to
the cash register. You want to limit the number of people who have them so that you
do not come in one day and find the money gone.
The cursor rests in the top space on the left. Move the cursor with the <Enter> key
or arrow keys. Type new numbers over the old numbers you wish to change.
Note:
Zero turns off passwords. Make sure the passwords
that you typed in are correct.
When you have made all the changes you want to make at this time, press <F5>
to enter this new configuration. After you have entered the new
configuration, press <F10> twice to return to the Plant Setup Menu.
When you enter the new changes, check the time and date in the Entered space at the
bottom of the box. It should show the current time and date since you have just
entered new changes into the Password Menu. In this way you can make sure that
you did in fact record the changes that you just made.
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Disabling the password feature
It is possible to entirely eliminate any or all of the password security prompts by
inserting a lone "0 (zero)" into the appropriate password control. The following
conditions require a password unless disabled with a 0 (zero):
1. Override batching errors
2. Override out of tolerance
3. Turning recordation off or on
4. Modification of Scale Calibration
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Editing of
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Inventory on hand
Short term material usage
Long term material usage
Deliveries
Mix Designs
Orders
Customers
Tickets
Ticket Stack
Supervisor
Printer set up
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Password Security Form
To assist you in managing your security we have included this password form. Remove
it and copy freely and store the filled in table in a secure location.
Month
Year
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Master password
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Override batching errors
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Override out of tolerance
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Modify scale calibration
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Edit inventory on hand
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Edit short term material usage
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Edit long term material usage
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Edit deliveries
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Edit mix designs
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Edit orders
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Edit customers
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Edit tickets
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Edit ticket stack
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Edit supervisor
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Edit printer set up
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Warning
Plant Setup Menu
The Power Failure Warning feature has been added to the Eagle. It will now process the
Power Failure Monitor function if the previous batch is interrupted by loss of power or
by pressing the Ctrl-E keys before the discharge is completed.
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A “Power Failure Monitor” password has been added in the Password Menu. If a
nonzero value is entered for this password, that value will be required in order to
allow the Eagle to return to normal operations.
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When the system is started, the Power Failure Warning Menu will be displayed
instead of the Master Menu if the previous batch is interrupted by power loss or
if the Ctrl-E key has been pressed before the discharge is completed. This menu
will display a warning message and the Mix ID, Order ID, Truck Number, Load
Size, Ticket Number, Start Time of an interrupted batch, and current weights on
each of the configured scales. If both, foreground batch and background batch,
are interrupted, information will be displayed for the earliest one started.
Total
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WARNING: A Power Failure was detected during last batch,
and on-hand amounts may be incorrect.
Interrupted Batch Information:
Mix ID:
Order
Truck #:
F234
196
Load Size
10.00 yd.
Ticket #:
35
Interrupted Scale Reading:
Scale 1
Scale 2 Scale 3
1499
602
Scale 4
Scale 5
Scale 6
Scale 7
Scale 10
Scale 11
Scale 12
Scale 8
F3 = DELETE Records
F4 = PRINT Functions
Scale 9
Start Time
49AM 19Jul99
F10 = RETURN to Master Menu
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On the Power Failure Warning Menu, pressing F10 will prompt for the Power
Failure password if it is nonzero. If the correct password is entered, or if the
password is zero, the Master Menu will be displayed. Pressing F4 will prompt
for the Supervisor password if it is nonzero. If the correct password is entered, or
if the password is zero, a list of power failure information records in the
Power_fl.log file will be printed out. Pressing F3 will prompt for the Supervisor
password if it is nonzero. If the correct password is entered, or if the password is
zero, the power failure records will be deleted.
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A command-line option /P (or /p) has been added to force the Eagle to the Power
Failure Warning Menu at startup so that a Power Failure log can be displayed
and printed without actually having to cause a failure. Starting up in this mode
will not cause a new record to be added to the log file unless a failure occurred.
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Time/Date Menu
Use this menu to reset the time and date. Your Eagle has an internal clock that will keep
time even when the computer is off. Occasionally, you may need to reset either the time
or the date. See the illustration below:
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Time
Enter the valid number for hours; then for minutes.
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AM/PM
Type only the first letter either upper or lower case. Once you enter the time and
date, all letters will automatically change to capital letters. The cursor will jump
over to the date as soon as you type either A or P.
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Date
Type in the day. If number is only one digit, you will need to press the <Enter> key
to move to the next space.
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Month name
Use the following abbreviations for month. No other abbreviations will work. If you
enter an abbreviation that the Eagle does not recognize, it will default to display Dec
in this space.
January March
May
July
September November
February
April
June
August
October
December
• Year
Type in the last two digits of the current year.
Press <F5> to record the new time and date. The clock will begin. The
time and date displayed at the bottom of the box will change to the new time and date.
This means that you have successfully reset the clock. To return to the Plant Setup
Menu, press <F10>.
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Print Screens
Main Menu
<F4>
Command Alkon includes this feature because it gives you a hard copy backup of all of
your plant data. The Eagle will ask you a question before it prints all of the screens.
Type <Y> if you want the Eagle to print ALL of the screen. You can press <F10> at any
time to stop the Eagle from printing. If you do not want to print all of the screens, type
<N>. This will return you to the Plant Setup Menu. Press <Shift><Print Screen> to
print ONLY the screen that is visible on your monitor.
Plant Setup
Select
Print Screens
<Enter>
Below is the list of reports that will be printed if you answer <Y> to the question above:
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Scale Calibration Menu
Scale Configuration
General Plant Options
Extended Plant Options
Batch Screen Options
Batch Setup Screen Options
Order Entry Titles Menu
Aggregate Batching Gate Selections
Aggregate Freefall Compensation
Aggregate Jogging Data
Cement Batching Gate Selections
Cement Freefall Compensation
Cement Jogging Data
Water Pulse Calibration Menu
Admix Pulse Calibration Menu
Agg/Cem Discharge Gates
Discharge Configuration
Admix Batch/Discharge
Moisture Probe Cal/Config
Soft I/O Configuration
Moisture Storage Menu
Aggregate Storage Menu
Cement Storage Menu
Admix Storage Menu
Water Storage
Printer Configuration Menu
End Of Day Duties Menu
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Remote Configuration
1. The reason this is called the Remote Configuration Menu is because it is also used
for Paid Options, Batch View and Eagle Remote. All of these functions require the
use of one of the four communications ports, (COM1 - COM4), even without the
Dispatch Communications Interface. The Remote Diagnostics column displays only
when Batch View or Eagle Remote has been enabled.
2. It is always accessible.
3. The Kermit File Transfer function merely gives the customer a convenient way to
send ASCII.TXT data files to a non-Command Alkon dispatch computer.
4. How it works:
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The Eagle operator puts a formatted floppy in the floppy drive and presses <F2>
key. The software unloads the Eagle and automatically converts the .8 files to
ASCII.TXT files, copies them to the floppy, and starts up the Kermit file transfer
program in the Server Mode. This is called “Standby Mode”.
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The Dispatch Computer Operator Loads Kermit on his computer and dials up the
Eagle. He specifies *.8, (level 8), and initiates the Kermit file transfer. He then
“logs off” the Eagle, (disconnects electronically).
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The Eagle senses the “log-off” and unloads Kermit; then reloads the Eagle
Batching software. The Eagle operator may abort the “Standby” Mode by
pressing <Ctrl> <C>.
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Soft I/O Config
In this menu, you can reassign a selected function to be reused as a user specified
function. The available functions are displayed on the configuration screen. Use the
<Page Up> or <Page Down> key to toggle through the modules in each entry field.
Note:
Use to customize system operation and enhance plant
production. It is highly recommend that this be done
by Command Alkon service personnel.
Only appears if you have Eagle
Communications Paid Option.
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Available on any Eagle or Junior:
Note:
Active means 110 VAC is present.
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Weigh Duration - Agg - output
This output is active during the entire length of the aggregate weigh up cycle.
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Weigh Duration - Cem - output
This output is active during the entire length of the cement weigh up cycle.
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End Of Batch - Agg - output
This is a one second active pulse which occurs after all Aggregates are finished
weighing.
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End Of Batch - Cem - output
This is a one second active pulse which occurs after all cements are finished
weighing.
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Discharge Duration - Agg - output
This output is active from the start of the aggregate discharge through scale zero.
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Discharge Duration - Cem - output
This output is active from the start of the cement discharge through scale zero.
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Ready To Load - output
This output is active when:
1. The discharge is enabled and the dry material discharge begins, or
2. The discharge is not enabled and "Load Truck" or "Load Mixer" is reached,
and remains active till discharge complete.
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Batch Complete - output
This is a one second active pulse which occurs at discharge complete.
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Batch Duration - output
This output is active from "Start Batch" through "Discharge Complete".
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Discharge Duration - output
This output is active from the start of the dry material discharge through
"Discharge Complete".
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Repeat Disc Enable - input
This input, when active, will keep the auto discharge enabled.
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Truck Washout Done - output
This is a one second active output which occurs when the Truck washout is
complete.
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Tol. Error/Override - output
This output will become active on a tolerance error, and remain active until the
override put is made active, then inactive. Tol. Error/Override (input) must be
reactivated for each individual error.
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Pulse Tol. Output - output
If <Y>, the Tolerance Error output will pulse on for 1 second. If <N>, the
Tolerance Error output will remain active until the error is overridden.
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Tol. Class - output
If a class is entered (agg, cem, amx, or wat), then only tolerance errors occurring
in that class will activate the Tolerance Error output module. If this field is left
blank (no class), then any class can trigger the output on a tolerance error.
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Air Pressure LSW - input
An input that prevents batching when air pressure falls below a certain pressure.
Warns the operator of a low air pressure condition during a batch.
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Shared AGG Batcher? - input
Enable two Eagle systems to share an aggregate batcher. The soft I/O inputs and
outputs are used for handshaking between the Eagle systems to insure that the
batcher is not operated simultaneously by both systems.
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Stop 2 Disc Enable – input
Works with a two stop plant configuration. If not used the Eagle will go to dump
mode after 100% of the 1st Stops material has discharged if Cement is at the 2nd
Stop or immediately if 2nd Stop is Aggregate. A ‘Interlock Relay’ can be used if
Soft I/O is not available or not wanted. If the Soft Input is used, it is not looked
at until the Agg is finished weighing and discharge is enabled. This input should
be wired to a momentary switch on the MSP. If discharge is stopped the input
will need to be re-energize to re-enable discharge again for the 2nd Stop.
Available when Multi Setup Option is turned on:
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Setup 1, 2, 3, & 4
1. The output is active from the start of the discharge of a batch begun on the
associated setup until the start of the next discharge.
2. The input when made active in conjunction with the repeat batch input will
start the batch that is setup on the associated setup.
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Multi-Setup Auto Cycle? Y/N
Used to cause the Eagle to automatically batch setup 1,2,3,4 in sequence.
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Auto End Of Cycle
This output is a one second pulse which occurs at Discharge Complete of the last
setup in an automatic cycle.
Available when Fast Batch Option is turned on:
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Select Primary Batch
This input, when active, forces all batches to be batched on the primary scale.
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Select Alternate Batch
This input, when active, forces all batches to be batched on the alternate scale.
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Alt Discharge Limit Sw
This is the input to tell the Eagle that the alternate batcher is closed.
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Alt Discharge Vibrate
This output operates the alternate batcher vibrator.
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Pri Batch Active
This output is active during the weigh up of the primary batcher.
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Alt Batch Active
This output is active during the weigh up of the alternate batcher.
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Alt Disc 1 & 2 Open
These outputs are used for alternate batcher gates open signals.
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Alt Disc 1 & 2 Close
These outputs are used for alternate batcher gates close signals.
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Available when Comm Option is turned on:
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Comm Ticket Arrival
This output will pulse one second on the receipt of a comm ticket. When using
remote batch, the output remains on as long as the ticket remains on the stack.
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Attention Plant
This output will pulse on for two seconds when the attention plant signal is
received from dispatch.
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Disk Maintenance
Use this screen to copy all your data from the Eagle's memory to a floppy diskette. This
is an optional feature that helps protect your system from a memory loss. Keeping
relatively up-to-date files on floppy diskettes will ensure that if you lose memory through
some sort of natural disaster, like a lightning strike, or through the failure of a worn out
memory card, you will not have to retype all your data − mix designs, material inventory,
etc. See below:
On the left side of the box are the names of the files, the dates and times of the last
changes made to them, and the size of the files. All this information falls under the title
Data File Directory. To the right there is more space, located under the title Floppy Disk
Directory. On the left side, the names of the files will not be repeated since what you are
storing on the floppy diskette has the same file name. Note that there are spaces for the
rest of the information − date, time, and file size. The reason that the floppy disk
directory is empty is that there is no disk in the disk drive (located inside the Eagle box).
When you are ready to copy the data files, insert a blank diskette into the disk drive.
From this screen, you will be able to backup data files to a diskette, restore files from a
merge file diskette to the Eagle's memory, read a disk file directory, or format a diskette.
Format a Diskette
Let's assume that you are not familiar with computers. This is the first computer you
have worked on. If this is the case, you no doubt have some questions right now. Since
it is unlikely that you have any other computers around the batch room, the first step in
backing up plant information will probably be to format your diskettes. When you buy a
new package of diskettes, they have nothing on them. But you can't just stick one of the
new diskettes in and start copying the information onto it. All diskettes have to be
formatted before they can be used. Formatting a disk means letting the computer mark it.
Imagine that a brand new disk is like a blank sheet of paper. You want the computer to
write on it, but the computer is like a little kid. It cannot write on a totally blank sheet of
paper. It needs some lines to write on. By formatting a disk, you are doing something
similar to putting lines onto a blank sheet of paper.
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Formatting a diskette is very simple, though. Make sure disk is empty. All you do is
insert the diskette into the disk drive. After you insert the diskette, press <F7>. This
begins the formatting procedure. The Eagle will format the diskette and then return you
to the Disk Maintenance Menu. It takes a minute or two for the Eagle to format your
disk. Now that your disk is formatted, you are ready to perform another operation. It is a
good idea to format all your diskettes as soon as you open a box. That way you will not
have worry about which diskettes are formatted and which diskettes aren't. If you try to
perform a backup with a diskette that is unformatted, you will get an error message that
says the disk is bad. Before you throw the disk away, try formatting it. The Eagle will
call any unformatted disk a bad disk. What it means is that it cannot read or write on it.
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Backup Data Files To Floppy
On the question Copy ALL Files?, type <Y> if you want all of the files to be backup
to a disk. Type <N> if you only want to select a certain file to be backup to a disk.
If you typed <N>, then go down and select the file that you want to backup. For
example, type <N> to Copy ALL File?. From there go down to the Copy? column
and type <Y> to MIX.S file. Type <N> for the rest of the files. Now press <F2>.
After you press <F2>, only the MIX.S file will be backup to a disk.
Once you have a formatted diskette, you can perform this operation. A backup
means that you are copying all the information from your plant onto a floppy
diskette. What is information? It means everything that you typed in. This includes
all the Plant Setup Information, all the information about the plant, bin contents, jog
weights and times, mix designs, customer and order information, to name a few.
Think about this for a moment, and you will see how valuable a backup can be.
Your plant stores up to 2000 mix designs, 1000 customers, 200 trucks with special
loading rates, 100 orders, inventories, and material bin assignments. If you lost all
this information in a memory failure, you could spend hours just typing the
information back into the Eagle.
To backup your data files onto a floppy diskette, open the Eagle box and insert a
formatted diskette into the disk drive. Now look at your screen, which should still
display the Disk Maintenance Menu. Press <F2> to select the backup option. The
Disk Maintenance Menu will disappear for now. On the screen you will see a
message similar to the one below:
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When you see this message on the screen, you will know that the Eagle is getting
ready to copy the data files onto a diskette. Updating the files means that it is going
through one last time and saving any changes that might have been made to the data
files. Once the Eagle has updated all the files, it will return you to the Disk
Maintenance menu. Compare your screen to the following illustration:
Notice that the Menu prompts have been replaced by a question in the long narrow
box. If you have the disk inserted and are ready to begin copying, press <Y>. If you
do not want to copy, press <N> and return to the Disk Maintenance Menu. When
you press <Y>, the Eagle begins copying the files from the Eagle's permanent
memory to the floppy diskette. Your screen will resemble the illustration below:
The Eagle copies each data file. As the file is copying, stars appear to tell you that
the information is being transferred without any problems. Just relax and let the
Eagle finish copying. When it has copied each file onto the floppy diskette, the
Eagle will return you to Disk Maintenance Menu again. Notice that the information
under the Disk File Directory has changed. See below.
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Restore Data Files From Floppy
Restoring data files means copying the information from one of your diskettes and
replacing the data files. Let's say you had a lightning strike, and you have lost all
memory. To replace the memory, begin by selecting the most recent disk. You want
current information. Insert the disk into the disk drive. Press <F3> to restore the
data files. Wait until the Eagle has updated the files and has returned to the Disk
Maintenance Menu. Notice that the arrow indicates that you are copying from Disk
File Directory to Data File Directory. The bottom of the screen will show a question
for you:
If you have the disk inserted and are ready to begin copying, press <Y>. If you do
not want to copy, press <N> and return to the Disk Maintenance Menu. When you
press <Y>, the Eagle begins copying the files from the diskette into the Eagle's
permanent memory. Your screen will resemble the following illustration:
The Eagle copies the files from disk first. Then it re-initializes the system, using the
newly copied data files. After it re-initializes the system, it acts as if it was just
turned on again. This means that when the Eagle has finished restoring the files
from diskette to the permanent memory, it brings you to the Master Menu.
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Merge Data Files From Floppy
When you select this function, the Eagle will look for something that has been
changed. It leaves everything else unchanged. To merge a file, insert a disk that has
all of the changes and press <F4>.
Read Floppy Disk Directory
What if you have several floppy diskettes and you are not sure which diskette has the
most recent data. You can insert a diskette into the disk drive and just read the file
information. To do this, press <F5>. The information on the disk files will appear
in the main box, showing the date and time and size of the files. If you put a disk in
that does not have these files, the spaces under Disk File Directory will fill with
stars. See below:
Below is a successful reading of the disk file. To see if the files are the most updated
version, look at date on the Data File Directory column.
To return to the Plant Setup Menu, press <F10>.
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End of Day Menu
Go to the End of Day Menu when you want to adjust material inventories, or to perform
other end of day duties. On Hand inventory is password protected. Raw material
deliveries are normally entered through the Delivery Screen in the Batching/Storage
section. The On Hand column is the only column in the inventory section that you can
modify. In the Short Term and Long Term columns, you can only clear them. You
cannot modify them. Clearing Long Term usage will also clear Short Term usage.
When you press <F3>, the screen will change to show the End of Day Screen. See the
illustration below:
Note:
Tickets Summary is not shown on the End Of Day
Screen Selection without the Order Entry/Ticket
Printing Paid Option.
In the top half of the screen is a box separated into three sections. Inside this box you
can see the available selections you can make. The first item in the first column on the
left is highlighted. You can highlight any of the other items on this menu by moving the
bar up or down or to the side with the appropriate arrow key. Locate your arrow keys.
Once you find them, practice moving the blue bar until you have highlighted each of the
End of Day options. When you have highlighted the item you want, press the <Enter>
key to select it. When you press the <Enter> key, the screen displayed on the Eagle will
change to show the screen you have just selected. Let's say you moved the highlighting
bar down until it highlights the item, "Cement Inventory." To get to the Cement
Inventory screen, you must press the <Enter> key. After you press <Enter>, the Eagle
will display the Cement Inventory Screen.
Select any of the items from the End of Day Menu in exactly the same way − use the
arrow keys to highlight the item you want; then press <Enter> to select the new screen.
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Now that you have learned how to select options from the End of Day menu, you are
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End of Day Duties
This menu is designed for the supervisor to set the reports to be printed. This menu is
password protected. (Example shown on the following page).
Select Data Operations
This menu is designed for the supervisor to set the duties to be performed.
Backup, Clear, Reset, Delete, and Review. Supervisor notes allow you to add messages
to the batchman. This menu is password protected. (Example of menu shown on the
following pages).
Execute EOD Duties
When selected press <Enter> to execute the duties to be performed.
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Select End of Day Reports
Your screen should look like the screen below.
Note:
If you do not have all paid options, then some lines will
be missing.
Press <F5> to select the duties that you would like to perform. Each item that you place
a <Y> next to will be performed when you press <F4> to execute the duties. Let's
discuss each of the reports that will be printed on the following pages. Remember only
the reports that you place a <Y> next to will be printed.
Note: The End-of-Day Reports will print in the order in which they
appear on the End-of-Day Menu.
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Select Data Operations
Your screen should look like the one below.
Press <F5> to select the duties that you would like to perform. Each item that you place
a <Y> next to will be performed when you select the Execute EOD duties.
Let’s discuss each of the reports that will be performed on the following pages.
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Print Inventory Report
This will give you a permanent record of short term and long term usage, the day's
percent deviation, and the material received that day. In short, the Eagle will print
out what currently shows on your Aggregate, Cement, and Admix Inventory screens
plus moisture, pounds, and tons. Before you clear out all your daily usage
summaries, you might want to keep a record of the daily business. By printing out
an inventory report first, you can keep a permanent record of the day's inventory.
See sample printout of the Aggregate Inventory report below:
Inventory Report :
COMMAND ALKON
Main Plant
3:50 PM
2Jul01
Page
1
Aggregate Inventory
Material
1" Rock
Special
Sand
Pea Gvl
1-1/2 Rk
Mfg Sand
#57 Rock
#67 Rock
On Hand
(Tons)
1815.0
1981.0
1695.8
1919.7
2027.1
1332.0
2277.3
1807.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
Yards Batched
Short Term
(Tons)
0.0
0.0
109.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
108.5
48.3
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
198.5
Long Term
(Tons)
17.6
4.6
120.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
108.5
48.3
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
229.5
Deviation
(%)
Daily Rec'd
(Tons)
0.0
0.0
- 0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
27.0
0.0
27.2
0.0
25.5
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
Long Term Usage Since: 8:25 PM 2Jul01
Material
1" Rock
Special
Sand
Pea Gvl
1-1/2 Rk
Mfg Sand
#57 Rock
#67 Rock
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(Lbs)
Short Term
(Lbs)
3629840
3961810
3391529
3839260
4054300
2664000
4554410
3614200
0
0
0
0
0
0
218120
0
0
0
217000
96600
0
0
0
0
Moisture
(Lbs)
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
SSD
(Lbs)
0
0
218120
0
0
0
217000
96600
0
0
0
0
Daily Avg
Moisture (%)
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
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Print Summary
This report will show the number of yards batched, number of yards adjusted, batch
number, load number, and ticket number. See sample printout below:
Summary Report :
COMMAND ALKON
Main Plant
Batched:
Adjust:
Page
1
198.50 Yards
0.00 Yards
Batch #
Load #
Ticket #
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2Jul01
43
25
51
Print Orders (Short) − ONLY with Order Entry/Ticking Printing
Will print the Order number, Cust ID, Quantity ordered, Quantity delivered, number
of loads, total $, time, and date the order was entered. See sample printout below:
List of Orders − Short Form :
COMMAND ALKON
Main Plant
Order
Cust ID
1
2
3:50 PM
2Jul01
Qty Ord
Qty Del
100.00 yds
116.00 yds
Page
Loads
Total $
13 $ 1254.02
1
Time
10:53 AM
11Mar01
List of Orders − Short Form :
COMMAND ALKON
Main Plant
Total Qty Ordered:
Total Qty Delivered:
Total Loads Delivered:
Total Amount COD:
Total Amount on Account:
Grand Total:
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116.00
13
$ 0.00
$ 1254.02
$ 1254.02
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Print Orders (Long) − ONLY with Order Entry/Ticket Printing
Print all the information available about each order. See sample printout below:
List of Orders − Long Form :
COMMAND ALKON
Main Plant
Order:
Cust ID:
3:51 PM
2Jul01
1
2
Mix ID:
Size:
Keep Amx Trims? N
COD?
N
16
10.00 yds
Start:
Price: $
7:00 AM
0.00
Page
Qty Ord: 100.00 yds
Qty Del: 116.00 yds
Loads:
13
Spacing:
20 min
Tax:
0.000 %
Subtot $
Tax $
Total $
1156.00
98.02
1254.02
Extra Product?
Del Adr: 4335 ROYAL LANE
DALLAS, TX 75226
Instr:
For: ......................
OrderBy: JOHN H.
Use: ............ SLAB
Zone:
1
Job #: ......... 4837
Slump: ... 3 "
Due at: ASAP
Phone: ..214-555-9032
(M)
Qty:
Per yds?
1.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
PO#:......... 338412
Plant #:
1
ID:
Y
N
N
N
N
N
Description
2
CALCIUM 1%
1
Y
I-35E TO ROYAL LANE EXIT
LEFT 3 LIGHTS ON RIGHT
Unit Price
$ 1.00
$ 0.00
$ 0.00
$ 0.00
$ 0.00
$ 0.00
Tax:
8.250 %
0.000 %
0.000 %
0.000 %
0.000 %
0.000 %
List of Orders − Long Form :
COMMAND ALKON
Main Plant
Total Qty Ordered:
Total Qty Delivered:
Total Loads Delivered:
Total Amount COD:
Total Amount on Account:
Grand Total:
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116.00
13
$ 0.00
$ 1254.02
$ 1254.02
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Print All Tickets − ONLY with Order Entry/Ticket Printing
Prints out a list of all the day's tickets by ticket number. If you have voided, edited,
or local tickets, there will be a notation beside the ticket number, either a "v" for
voided, an "m" for modified, or a "L" for local. Does not print out Comm tickets.
Look at the sample printout below:
List of ALL Tickets :
COMMAND ALKON
Main Plant
Ticket #
L
L
L
L
L
L
L
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44
45
46
47
48
49
50
5:39 PM
2Jul01
Page
Order
Cust ID
Mix ID
Qty
2
1
1
2
1
1
2
4
2
2
4
2
2
4
11
16
16
11
16
16
11
10.00
10.00
10.00
10.00
10.00
10.00
10.00
m
m
v
Time Batched
3:04 PM
3:11 PM
3:13 PM
3:36 PM
3:38 PM
3:42 PM
3:44 PM
1
Truck #
2Jul01
2Jul01
2Jul01
2Jul01
2Jul01
2Jul01
2Jul01
232
287
306
234
235
240
243
Print Tickets By Order − ONLY with Order Entry/Ticket Printing
Prints out a list of the day's tickets, but arranges them according to the order. In
other words, all tickets that were batched to fill an order are grouped together. See
sample printout below:
List of Tickets by Order Name :
COMMAND ALKON
Main Plant
Order:
5:39 PM
2Jul01
Page
1
1
Cust ID: HALL CONSTRUCTION
4088 LOOP 12
DALLAS, TX 75990
Ticket #
Time
Date
Del Adr: 4335 ROYAL LANE
DALLAS, TX 75226
Truck
L
45
m
3:11 PM 2Jul01
287
L
46
v
3:13 PM 2Jul01
306
1 Tickets Total
Qty
10.00
10.00
10.00
10.00
10.00 Yards
Product ID Unit Price
16
2
16
2
52.00
1.00
52.00
1.00
$ 530.00
Tax
8.750%
8.250%
8.750%
8.250%
Total
576.33
(573.73)
$ 46.33 $ 576.33
1 Tickets Voided
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Print Invoices By Order − ONLY with Order Entry/Ticket Printing
Prints out all outstanding invoices by the order. The title "CUSTOMER INVOICE"
appears in the top right corner. Each order includes all tickets that have not yet been
paid. The arrangement is just like the Tickets By Order described in the previous
page except that only those tickets which have not been paid are listed. At the end of
the invoice, the number of tickets, total yards, price, and tax are all totaled up. See
sample printout below:
CUSTOMER INVOICE
Order:
1
5:53 PM
Cust ID:
2
HALL CONSTRUCTION
4088 LOOP 12
DALLAS, TX 75990
For: ......................
OrderBy: JOHN H.
Use: ............ SLAB
Ticket #
L
45
m
Please remit payment to:
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Del Adr: 4335 ROYAL LANE
DALLAS, TX 75226
PO#:......... 338412
Plant #:
1
Time
2Mar01
Zone:
1
Job #: ......... 4837
Slump: ... 3 "
Due at: ASAP
Phone: ..214-555-9032
(M)
Truck
287
Qty
Product ID Unit Price
10.00
10.00
10 Yards
Command Alkon Inc.
605 East Safari Pkwy #C4
Grand Prairie, TX 75050
16
2
52.00
1.00
$ 530.00
Tax
8.750%
8.250%
Total
576.33
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Print Daily Activities Report − ONLY with Order Entry/Ticket Printing
General overview per order including all tickets information and summarizes all
order information for that day. See sample printout below:
Daily Activity Report :
COMMAND ALKON
Main Plant
Order:
5:58 PM
2Jul01
Page
1
1
Cust ID: HALL CONSTRUCTION
4088 LOOP 12
DALLAS, TX 75990
Ticket #
Time
Date
L
45
m
3:11 PM 2Jul01
L
46
v
3:13 PM 2Jul01
L
48
3:38 PM 2Jul01
L
49
3:42 PM 2Jul01
3 Tickets Total
Del Adr: 4335 ROYAL LANE
DALLAS, TX 75226
Truck
Qty
Product ID Unit Price
287 10.00
10.00
306 10.00
10.00
235 10.00
10.00
240 10.00
10.00
30.00 Yards
16
2
16
2
16
2
16
2
52.00
1.00
52.00
1.00
0.00
1.00
0.00
1.00
$ 550.00
Tax
Total
8.750%
8.250%
8.250%
8.250%
0.000%
8.250%
0.000%
8.250%
576.33
(573.73)
10.83
10.73
$ 47.89 $ 597.89
1 Tickets Voided
Daily Activity Report :
COMMAND ALKON
Main Plant
Today's Total Qty Delivered:
Today's Total Loads Delivered:
Today's Total Amount COD:
Today's Total Amount on Account:
Today's Grand Total:
5:58 PM
2Jul01
Page
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30.00 Yards
3
$ 0.00
$ 597.89
$ 597.89
Today's Active Orders (Estimated)
Today's Total Qty Remaining:
Today's Total Loads Remaining:
0.00 Yards
0
Today's New Inactive Orders (Estimated)
Total Qty Remaining:
Total Loads Remaining:
0.00 Yards
0
Old Inactive orders (Estimated)
Total Qty Remaining:
Total Loads Remaining:
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Print Daily Received Inventory
Tracks deliveries of new material. Material quantities received through the
Deliveries Screen are transferred to the Material Storage Menu. On the Deliveries
Screen, you list the number of pounds you have received. The Eagle automatically
converts this to weight in tons and adds it to the Daily Rec'd column and the On
Hand column. See sample printout below.
Delivery Report :
COMMAND ALKON
Main Plant
3:54 PM
2Jul01
Page
1
Material: 1" Rock
Total Daily Received:
0 Lb
Long Term Received:
0.0 Tons
Material: Sand
Qty Received
Ticket #
54039 Lb
6
Total Daily Received:
54039 Lb
Supplier
Time Entered
aggregates
3:33 PM 2Jul01
Long Term Received:
27.0 Tons
Material: Type I
Qty Received
Ticket #
52000 Lb
1
Total Daily Received:
52000 Lb
Supplier
Time Entered
portland
3:14 PM 2Jul01
Long Term Received:
26.0 Tons
Material: Air Ent
Qty Received
Ticket #
300 Gal
4
Total Daily Received:
•
300 Gal
Supplier
Time Entered
Admix
3:32 PM 2Jul01
Long Term Received:
300.0 Gal
Print Daily Washout Times
Print a report showing the washout time of each truck. This could be used to track
when the drivers ended their workday. See sample printout below.
Today's Washout Times :
COMMAND ALKON
Main Plant
Truck #
9
7
6
4
3
2
3-12
Driver
JONES
WALLS
JOHNSON
SMITH
KLINE
BAKER
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300
300
250
250
250
250
Admix Oz
112
112
96
96
96
96
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Today's Washout Time
4:11 PM
4:10 PM
4:09 PM
4:08 PM
4:08 PM
4:07 PM
2Jul01
2Jul01
2Jul01
2Jul01
2Jul01
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Print Yards Per Truck
General truck performance report. It shows the yardage and total number of loads on
a per truck basis. It then computes an average load size with the average loading
time for each truck. See sample printout below.
Truck Report :
COMMAND ALKON
Main Plant
Truck #
218
219
232
234
235
240
243
256
261
262
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2Jul01
Page
Driver
Truck Size
Total yards
Total Loads:
Avg. Load
J. Smith
D. Kelly
T. Hugh
R. Boyd
H. Pope
S. Tate
A. Poll
W. Levy
K. Lane
B. Mays
10.00
9.00
10.00
10.00
9.00
9.00
10.00
8.00
8.00
10.00
10.00
9.00
44.50
10.00
9.00
9.00
10.00
8.00
8.00
10.00
1
1
5
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
10.00
9.00
8.90
10.00
9.00
9.00
10.00
8.00
8.00
10.00
1
Avg. Time
0:04:33
0:31:30
0:09:26
0:05:18
0:05:18
0:04:15
0:04:39
0:04:33
0:04:35
0:04:52
Print Yards Per Mix
Lists the volume of materials used on a per mix design basis. See sample printout
below.
Mix Designs, Usage Report :
COMMAND ALKON
Main Plant
3:57 PM
2Jul01
Page
1
****************************************************************************************************************
Mix ID
Total Yards
Total Loads:
Avg. Load
Avg. Load Time
11
30.00
3
10.00
0:09:33
Agg
Lb
Cem
#57 Rock
Sand
54000
40440
Type I
Lb
11250
Admix
Air Ent
Wat Red
Accel
Oz
31
214
0
Water
WATER
Gal
1049
****************************************************************************************************************
Mix ID
Total Yards
Total Loads:
Avg. Load
Avg. Load Time
16
40.00
4
10.00
0:08:05
Agg
Lb
Cem
Lb
Admix
#67 Rock
Sand
76000
49920
Type I
19600
Air Ent
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664
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Water
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Print Yards Per Hour
How many yard per hour that the plant delivered. See sample printout below.
Yards Per Hour From Plant :
COMMAND ALKON
Main Plant
Total Yards
132.50
Total Hours
1.05
Yards Per Hour
126.19
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Total Loads
14
Start Time
2:45 PM 2Jul01
Page
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Avg. Load
9.46
End Time
3:49 PM 2Jul01
Print local/comm Tickets
Prints all local and comm tickets.
Only works with Delivery Ticket and Communications paid options. See example
below.
List of All Tickets: :
COMMAND ALKON
Main Plant
Ticket #
Order
10125
2
L 121
2 Tickets Total
3-14
Cust ID
1
1
3:58 PM
2Jul01
Mix ID
Qty
30455
9.00 yd3
3000-S
1.00 yd3
Total yd3 = 10.00
Total m3 = 0.00
Page
Time Batched
8:22AM 22Oct00
8:28AM 22Oct00
1
Truck #
0
0
Grand Total: 10.00 yd3
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Backup Data to Disk
When you first purchased the Eagle system, two formatted diskettes are included.
Once you have a formatted diskette, you can perform this operation. A backup
means that you are copying all the data information or files from your plant onto a
floppy diskette. This includes all the Plant Setup Menu, all the information about the
plant, bin contents, mix designs, jog weights and times, mix designs, customer and
order information, etc. Keep the backup floppy disk in a safe place in case
something happens to the computer − for example, fire, theft, mischief, roving
raccoons, etc.
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Clear Long Term Rcvd Inventory
This will zero the Long Term Received Quantity that appears on the Daily Received
Inventory Report. This does not clear the list of inventory received that appears on
the Deliveries Menu.
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Clear Short Term Usage
Tells you how much Material you have used in your short term period. The length of
the short term is up to you. If you clear short term usage out at the end of each day,
then it will be a daily usage summary. If you clear it out every week, it will be a
weekly usage summary. This also clears Deviation % values.
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Clear Long Term Usage
Tells you how much Material you have used in a long term period. Again, you
determine the length of the period. The starting date is displayed on the lower
section of the Material Inventory screens: "Long Term Usage Since:" followed by
the date. Whenever you clear long term usage summaries, the Eagle begins a new
running tally. The long term usage date changes to the present date whenever you
clear long term usage. This also clears Deviation % values.
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Clear Daily Received Inventory
This will zero the Total Daily Received Quantity that appears on the Daily Received
Inventory Report. This also clears the list of inventory received that appears on the
Deliveries Menu. It also clears the Daily Rec'd Quantities that appear on the
Inventory Screens.
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Reset Yardage Summaries
This will reset the Batched and Adjusted Yardage Quantities that appear on the
Summary Screen.
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Reset Batch Number
This will reset the batch number in the Summary screen to zero.
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Reset Ticket Number
This will reset the ticket number in the Summary screen to zero.
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Reset Load Number
This will reset the load number in the Summary screen to zero.
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Delete All Tickets
Deletes all tickets from the Ticket Summary screen.
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Delete All Active Orders
Deletes all orders that have at least one load delivered.
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Review All Orders
This is interactive and allows you to set up orders for the next day.
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Supervisor Notes
Allows you to leave messages to the batchman. Up to three lines. Press <F5> and
go to the Supervisor Notes area. Type in the messages − for example, Turn off main
plant breakers but leave north security light on.
Press <F5> to enter all the information into the Eagle's memory.
Press <F10> to return to the End of Day Screen Selection.
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Aggregate Inventory
Use this menu to keep track of your Aggregate Inventory. Look at the screen. You
should see a display that looks like the illustration below:
There is a box, which covers the top half of the screen. In the box are several columns.
Below the box is the title "Aggregate Inventory" and several "F" key prompts. Let's
examine the columns in the box before working with the "F" keys. Although the
numbers in the columns of the illustration will not be identical to those on your screen,
these columns display all the Aggregate Inventory information for your plant.
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Material
Displays the names of all bin contents. You can hold up to 12 names. You pick the
names for the materials in each aggregate bin. The names above are only examples.
To fill in the material descriptions for the contents of the aggregate bins on your
plant, refer to the "Aggregate Storage Menu" section in Chapter Four on how to
change the names in this column.
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On Hand Inventory
Tracks the depletion and usage of stored or On Hand aggregate for your plant. The
On Hand Inventory is expanded by either entering aggregate through the Deliveries
Screen or by adjusting the On Hand inventory. The aggregates are depleted
automatically as the plant uses the material.
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Short Term
Tells you how much aggregate you have used in your short term period. The length
of the short term is up to you. If you clear Short Term Usage out at the end of each
day, then it will be a daily usage summary. If you clear it out every week, it will be a
weekly usage summary. The amount of aggregate is listed in tons.
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Long Term
Tells you how much aggregate you have used in a long term period. Again, you
determine the length of the period. The starting date is displayed at the bottom of the
box: "Long Term Usage Since:" followed by the date. Whenever you clear Long
Term Usage summaries, the Eagle begins a new running tally. The Long Term
Usage date changes to the present date whenever you clear Long Term Usage.
Clearing Long Term Usage also clears Short Term Usage.
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Deviation (%)
This column refers to accumulated differences between the target weight and the
actual weight in your batches. If a minus deviation (negative number) appears in this
column, it means that the actual material used is less than the target weights. In this
case we say that material is shorting. If the number in this column is a positive
deviation (a positive number), this means that too much material is going into your
mixes. Your mixes are ending up with more material than called for in the target
weights. This feature tracks deviations and check it every day. Any major deviation
indicates a mechanical problem with your plant. These values are cleared whenever
either Short Term Usage or Long Term Usage is cleared.
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Daily Rec'd
Tracks deliveries of incoming material. On the Deliveries Screen, you enter the
number of pounds you have received. The Eagle automatically converts this weight
into tons and will print inventory in tons. When the incoming material is entered in
the Deliveries Screen in the Materials Storage Menu, it is automatically entered in
the Daily Rec'd column and On Hand column.
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Yards Batched (in Auto)
Located at the bottom line of the box. This line counts total number of yards batched
while the Eagle is in automatic. It counts total yards batched for Short Term and
Long Term Usage.
Aggregate Inventory "F" Key Prompts
Now that you have identified all of the columns in the box, look below the Aggregate
Inventory title at the "F" key prompts.
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Press <F1> = Clear Usage Summaries
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Press <F4> = Print Inventory Report
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Press <F5> = Edit Material On Hand
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Press <F6> = Enter or edit User-defined Inventory Units
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Press <F10> = Return to the End of Day Menu
To make any changes to the data displayed in the inventory box, you have to start by
pressing one of these "F" keys. We will explain each of these "F" keys on the next page.
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Clear Short Term Usage
To select this option from the Aggregate Inventory Menu, press <F1>. A
rectangular box with three options to choose from will replace the menu prompts
at the bottom of the screen:
You want to select the first item on the list, which should already be highlighted.
If it is not, use the arrow keys to move the highlighting bar. When you have
highlighted the line that says "CLEAR Short Term Usage," press the <Enter>
key. The messages inside the small box will change. They should look like the
following illustration:
You must know the password to clear Short Term Usage. If you do not know the
password, press the <Esc> key to exit. This will bring back the Aggregate
Inventory Menu.
Note that the blinking cursor rests in the answer space right below the "Please
enter password" message. Type in the password and press the <Enter> key. If
you type in a password that is incorrect, a line of stars will fill up the answer
blank, and a message will appear, "Bad password."
But the cursor is still in the answer space. Try again by typing in the correct
password. If you can't get the password, press <Esc> to exit.
When you do type in the correct password, all the numbers including yards
batched in the Short Term column will change to zero. Also the Deviation is
zeroed.
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Clear Long Term Usage
To select this option from the Aggregate Inventory Menu, press <F1>. The
menu prompts at the bottom of the screen will be replaced by the three options
you saw when you wanted to clear Short Term Usage.
You want to select the second item on the list. Use the arrow keys to move the
highlighting bar down one. When you have highlighted the line that says
"CLEAR Long Term Usage," press the <Enter> key. The messages inside the
small box will change. They should look like the following illustration:
You must know the password to clear Long Term Usage. If you do not know the
password, press the <Esc> key to exit. This will bring back the Aggregate
Inventory Menu.
Note that the blinking cursor rests in the answer space right below the "Please
enter password" message. Type in the password and press the <Enter> key. If
you type in a password that is incorrect, a line of stars will fill up the answer
blank, and a message will appear, "Bad password."
But the cursor is still in the answer space. Try again by typing in the correct
password. If you can't get the password, press <Esc> to exit.
When you do type in the correct password, all the numbers including yards
batched in the Long Term column will change to zero. Also, the message at the
bottom of the box, "Long Term Usage Since:" will change to show the current
time and date. The Eagle will begin to tally up the Long Term Usage from this
time on. Finally, the Deviation will be zeroed.
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Clear Daily Received Inventory
To select this option from the Aggregate Inventory Menu, press <F1>. The
menu prompts at the bottom of the screen will be replaced by the three options
you saw when you wanted to clear Short Term Usage or Long Term Usage.
You want to select the third item on the list. Use the arrow keys to move the
highlighting bar down two. When you have highlighted the line that says
"CLEAR Daily Received Inventory," press the <Enter> key. The messages
inside the small box will change. They should look like the illustration below:
You must know the password to clear the Daily Received Inventory. If you do
not know the password, press the <Esc> key to exit. This will bring back the
Aggregate Inventory Menu.
Note that the blinking cursor rests in the answer space right below the "Please
enter password" message. Type in the password and press the <Enter> key. If
you type in a password that is incorrect, a line of stars will fill up the answer
blank, and a message will appear, "Bad password."
But the cursor is still in the answer space. Try again by typing in the correct
password. If you can't get the password, press <Esc> to exit.
When you do type in the correct password, all the values for Daily Rec'd are
zeroed.
In all these Clear Summaries functions, after you clear out one of the usage columns,
the screen will return back to the Aggregate Inventory Menu, complete with "F" key
prompts at the bottom. If you want to perform another Clear Summaries function,
you will have to begin all over again. Press <F1>, enter the password, move the
highlighting bar with the arrow keys to select the option you want, and press the
<Enter> key.
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Print Inventory Report
Press <F4> to print out the information displayed on the screen. This will give you a
permanent record of Short Term and Long Term Usage, the day's percent deviation,
and the material received that day. In short, the Eagle will print out what currently
shows on your Aggregate Inventory screen, Cement Inventory screen, and Admix
Inventory screen plus moisture summaries on all aggregates. Before you clear out all
your daily usage summaries, you might want to keep a record of the daily business.
By printing out an inventory report first, you can keep a permanent record of the
day's inventory. Save the report as End of Day.
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Edit Material On Hand
This feature is helpful when you want to change incorrect value on your inventory.
Some of the inventory could be sold, contaminated, or transferred to another plant;
therefore you need an option to edit the inventory. It is possible to have negative
value on the Material On Hand column because you choose not to inventory a
particular class of material such as aggregate. To show how much material that has
been used, set the On Hand to zero, and the Eagle will maintain a negative balance of
Material On Hand. A scale inaccuracy will affect your On Hand Inventory. Manual
batching without security option will also affect inventory when batched outside of
the Batching/Storage section of the program. Press <F5> to make changes to the On
Hand column. When you press <F5>, the Aggregate Inventory "F" key prompts are
replaced by another long box.
You must enter the password. The cursor already rests in the answer blank. You
just have to type in the number and press the <Enter> key. If you get the password
wrong, stars will appear in the answer blank, and the Eagle will tell you "Bad
password." But the cursor remains in the answer blank so that you can try again. If
you do not know the password, press the <Esc> key to return to the Aggregate
Inventory Menu. Once you have entered the correct password, the screen will show
the On Hand column highlighted. The cursor rests at the top line. Now you can
change the values in any of the materials. By pressing the <Enter> key, you can skip
down the column and change the numbers you want to change. You can also move
the cursor up and down with the arrow keys. Notice that the cursor will not move
beyond the highlighted area.
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User-defined Inventory Units
This feature is used when you want to receive inventory in different unit than what
you sell the inventory at. Pressing the <F6> key will display the setup information
for that material class. Editing of the setups is protected by the Supervisor Editing
password.
The setup information consists of twelve numeric fields for entering a conversion
factor for each material, a 4-character text field for entering the units label, and a
Yes/No field to tell the Eagle if it should use the user-defined units. The units label
will appear on the Deliveries Menu, on the inventory screen, and on the Inventory
and Delivery reports. The conversion factors are used when adjusting the on-hand
inventory and long-term and short-term usage for each load batched.
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The on-hand inventory quantities are not changed
when values are edited in the user-defined conversion
factor fields. Any time the conversion factors are
edited, the Eagle will notify the operator to check the
on-hand quantities. If the on-hand quantities were in
tons before enabling user-defined units, they must be
manually converted to the user-defined units for the
inventory tracking to remain accurate.
If the Eagle is using the Communications option, and the Dispatch computer requests
the inventory for a material with user-defined units, the returned inventory message
will have quantities in user-defined units, and the user-defined units label will appear
in the units field of the message.
All batching is still done in weight units (lb. or kg.), and the actual weights from the
batch results are converted to user-defined units for updating the inventory records.
When you have made all changes to the On Hand column, press <F5> to enter
the new numbers. Then press <F10> to return to the Aggregate Inventory
Menu. When you have made all the adjustments to the Aggregate Inventory Menu
and are ready to move on to another task, press <F10>. This will bring you back to
the End of Day Menu where you can perform the next end of day task.
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Cement Inventory
Use this menu to keep track of your Cement Inventory. Look at the screen. You should
see a display that looks like the illustration below:
There is a box, which covers the top half of the screen. In the box are several columns.
Below the box is the title "Cement Inventory" and several "F" key prompts. Let's
examine the columns in the box before working with the "F" keys. Although the
numbers in the columns of the illustration will not be identical to those on your screen,
these columns display all the Cement Inventory information for your plant.
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Material
Displays the names of all bin contents. You can hold up to 12 names. You pick the
names for the materials in each cement bin. The names above are only examples.
To fill in the material descriptions for the contents of the cement bins on your plant,
refer to the "Cement Storage Menu" section in Chapter Four on how to change the
names in this column.
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On Hand Inventory
Tracks the depletion and usage of stored or On Hand cement for your plant. The On
Hand Inventory is expanded by either entering cement through the Deliveries Screen
or by adjusting the On Hand inventory. The cements are depleted automatically as
the plant uses the material.
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Short Term
Tells you how much cement you have used in your short term period. The length of
the short term is up to you. If you clear Short Term Usage out at the end of each day,
then it will be a daily usage summary. If you clear it out every week, it will be a
weekly usage summary. The amount of cement is listed in tons.
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Long Term
Tells you how much admix you have used in a long term period. Again, you
determine the length of the period. The starting date is displayed at the bottom of the
box: "Long Term Usage Since:" followed by the date. Whenever you clear Long
Term Usage summaries, the Eagle begins a new running tally. The Long Term
Usage date changes to the present date whenever you clear Long Term Usage.
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Deviation (%)
This column refers to accumulated differences between the target weight and the
actual weight in your batches. If a minus deviation (negative number) appears in this
column, it means that the actual material used is less than the target weights. In this
case we say that material is shorting. If the number in this column is a positive
deviation (a positive number), this means that too much material is going into your
mixes. Your mixes are ending up with more material than called for in the target
weights. This feature tracks deviations and checks it every day. Any major
deviation indicates a mechanical problem with your plant. These values are cleared
whenever either Short Term Usage or Long Term Usage is cleared.
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Daily Rec'd
Tracks deliveries of incoming material. On the Deliveries Screen, you enter the
number of pounds you have received. The Eagle automatically converts this weight
into tons and will print inventory in tons. When the incoming material is entered in
the Deliveries Screen in the Materials Storage Menu, it is automatically entered in
the Daily Rec'd column and On Hand column.
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Yards Batched (in Auto)
Located at the bottom line of the box. This line counts total number of yards batched
while the Eagle is in automatic. It counts total yards batched for Short Term and
Long Term Usage.
Cement Inventory "F" Key Prompts
Now that you have identified all of the columns in the box, look below the Cement
Inventory title at the "F' key prompts.
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Press <F1> = Clear Usage Summaries
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Press <F4> = Print Inventory Report
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Press <F5> = Edit Material On Hand
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Press <F6> = Enter or edit User-defined Inventory Units
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Press <F10> = Return to the End of Day Menu
To make any changes to the data displayed in the inventory box, you have to start by
pressing one of these "F" keys. We will explain each of these "F" keys on the next page.
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Clear Summaries
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Clear Short Term Usage
To select this option from the Cement Inventory Menu, press <F1>. A
rectangular box with three options to choose from will replace the menu prompts
at the bottom of the screen:
You want to select the first item on the list, which should already be highlighted.
If it is not, use the arrow keys to move the highlighting bar. When you have
highlighted the line that says "CLEAR Short Term Usage," press the <Enter>
key. The messages inside the small box will change. They should look like the
following illustration:
You must know the password to clear Short Term Usage. If you do not know the
password, press the <Esc> key to exit. This will bring back the Cement
Inventory Menu.
Note that the blinking cursor rests in the answer space right below the "Please
enter password" message. Type in the password and press the <Enter> key. If
you type in a password that is incorrect, a line of stars will fill up the answer
blank, and a message will appear, "Bad password."
But the cursor is still in the answer space. Try again by typing in the correct
password. If you can't get the password, press <Esc> to exit.
When you do type in the correct password, all the numbers including yards
batched in the Short Term column will change to zero. Also the Deviation is
zeroed.
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Clear Long Term Usage
To select this option from the Cement Inventory Menu, press <F1>. The menu
prompts at the bottom of the screen will be replaced by the three options you saw
when you wanted to clear Short Term Usage.
You want to select the second item on the list. Use the arrow keys to move the
highlighting bar down one. When you have highlighted the line that says
"CLEAR Long Term Usage," press the <Enter> key. The messages inside the
small box will change. They should look like the following illustration:
You must know the password to clear long term usage. If you do not know the
password, press the <Esc> key to exit. This will bring back the Cement
Inventory Menu.
Note that the blinking cursor rests in the answer space right below the "Please
enter password" message. Type in the password and press the <Enter> key. If
you type in a password that is incorrect, a line of stars will fill up the answer
blank, and a message will appear, "Bad password."
But the cursor is still in the answer space. Try again by typing in the correct
password. If you can't get the password, press <Esc> to exit.
When you do type in the correct password, all the numbers including yards
batched in the Long Term column will change to zero. Also, the message at the
bottom of the box, "Long Term Usage Since:" will change to show the current
time and date. The Eagle will begin to tally up the long term usage from this
time on. Finally, the Deviation will be zeroed.
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Clear Daily Received Inventory
To select this option from the Cement Inventory Menu, press <F1>. The menu
prompts at the bottom of the screen will be replaced by the three options you saw
when you wanted to clear Short Term Usage or Long Term Usage.
You want to select the third item on the list. Use the arrow keys to move the
highlighting bar down two. When you have highlighted the line that says
"CLEAR Daily Received Inventory," press the <Enter> key. The messages
inside the small box will change. They should look like the illustration below:
You must know the password to clear the Daily Received Inventory. If you do
not know the password, press the <Esc> key to exit. This will bring back the
Cement Inventory Menu.
Note that the blinking cursor rests in the answer space right below the "Please
enter password" message. Type in the password and press the <Enter> key. If
you type in a password that is incorrect, a line of stars will fill up the answer
blank, and a message will appear, "Bad password."
But the cursor is still in the answer space. Try again by typing in the correct
password. If you can't get the password, press <Esc> to exit.
When you do type in the correct password, all the values for Daily Rec'd are
zeroed.
In all these Clear Summaries functions, after you clear out one of the usage columns,
the screen will return back to the Cement Inventory Menu, complete with "F" key
prompts at the bottom. If you want to perform another Clear Summaries function,
you will have to begin all over again. Press <F1>, enter the password, move the
highlighting bar with the arrow keys to select the option you want, and press the
<Enter> key.
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Print Inventory
Press <F4> to print out the information displayed on the screen. This will give you a
permanent record of Short Term and Long Term Usage, the day's percent deviation,
and the material received that day. In short, the Eagle will print out what currently
shows on your Aggregate Inventory screen, Cement Inventory screen, and Admix
Inventory screen plus summaries on all aggregates. Before you clear out all your
daily usage summaries, you might want to keep a record of the daily business. By
printing out an inventory report first, you can keep a permanent record of the day's
inventory. Save the report as End of Day.
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Edit Material On Hand
This feature is helpful when you want to change incorrect value on your inventory.
Some of the inventory could be sold, contaminated, or transferred to another plant;
therefore you need an option to edit the inventory. It is possible to have negative
value on the Material On Hand column because you choose not to inventory a
particular class of material such as cement. To show how much material that has
been used, set the On Hand to zero, and the Eagle will maintain a negative balance of
Material On Hand. A scale inaccuracy will affect your On Hand Inventory. Manual
batching without security option will also affect inventory when batched outside of
the Batching/Storage section of the program. Press <F5> to make changes to the On
Hand column. When you press <F5>, the Cement Inventory "F" another long box
replaces key prompts.
You must enter the password. The cursor already rests in the answer blank. You
just have to type in the number and press the <Enter> key. If you get the password
wrong, stars will appear in the answer blank, and the Eagle will tell you "Bad
password." But the cursor remains in the answer blank so that you can try again. If
you do not know the password, press the <Esc> key to return to the Cement
Inventory Menu. Once you have entered the correct password, the screen will show
the On Hand column highlighted. The cursor rests at the top line. Now you can
change the values in any of the materials. By pressing the <Enter> key, you can skip
down the column and change the numbers you want to change. You can also move
the cursor up and down with the arrow keys. Notice that the cursor will not move
beyond the highlighted area.
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User-defined Inventory Units
This feature is used when you want to receive inventory in different unit than what
you sell the inventory at. Pressing the <F6> key will display the setup information
for that material class. Editing of the setups is protected by the Supervisor Editing
password.
The setup information consists of twelve numeric fields for entering a conversion
factor for each material, a 4-character text field for entering the units label, and a
Yes/No field to tell the Eagle if it should use the user-defined units. The units label
will appear on the Deliveries Menu, on the inventory screen, and on the Inventory
and Delivery reports. If user-defined units are used for the cement class materials,
the units label will appear on the Cement Tracking Menu as well. The conversion
factors are used when adjusting the on-hand inventory and long-term and short-term
usage for each load batched.
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The on-hand inventory quantities are not changed
when values are edited in the user-defined conversion
factor fields. Any time the conversion factors are
edited, the Eagle will notify the operator to check the
on-hand quantities. If the on-hand quantities were in
tons before enabling user-defined units, they must be
manually converted to the user-defined units for the
inventory tracking to remain accurate.
If the Eagle is using the Communications option, and the Dispatch computer requests
the inventory for a material with user-defined units, the returned inventory message
will have quantities in user-defined units, and the user-defined units label will appear
in the units field of the message.
All batching is still done in weight units (lb. or kg.), and the actual weights from the
batch results are converted to user-defined units for updating the inventory records.
For example, to inventory cement in 94 lb. sacks, enter ‘94.00’ as the value in each
of the conversion factor fields, enter ‘Sack’ in the units label field, and enter ‘Y’ to
indicate that you wish to use user-defined inventory units. The Cement Inventory
screen will show ‘Sack’ as the units in the column headings. Deliveries will be
entered in ‘Sacks’, and all inventory and delivery reports will indicate quantities in
‘Sacks’. The Cement Tracking screen and pop-up Inventory Status screen will also
show quantities in ‘Sacks’.
When you have made all changes to the On Hand column, press <F5> to enter
the new numbers. Then press <F10> to return to the Cement Inventory Menu.
When you have made all the adjustments to the Cement Inventory Menu and are
ready to move on to another task, press <F10>. This will bring you back to the End
of Day Menu where you can perform the next end of day task.
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Admix Inventory
Use this menu to keep track of your Admix Inventory. Look at the screen. You should
see a display that looks like the illustration below:
There is a box, which covers the top half of the screen. In the box are several columns.
Below the box is the title "Admix Inventory" and several "F" key prompts. Let's
examine the columns in the box before working with the "F" keys. Although the
numbers in the columns of the illustration will not be identical to those on your screen,
these columns display all the Admix Inventory information for your plant.
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Material
Displays the names of all bin contents. You can hold up to 12 names. You pick the
names for the materials in each admix bin. The names above are only examples.
To fill in the material descriptions for the contents of the admix bins on your plant,
refer to the "Admix Storage Menu" section in Chapter Four on how to change the
names in this column.
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On Hand Inventory
Tracks the depletion and usage of stored or On Hand admix for your plant. The On
Hand Inventory is expanded by either entering admix through the Deliveries Screen
or by adjusting the On Hand inventory. The admixes are depleted automatically as
the plant uses the material.
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Short Term
Tells you how much admix you have used in your short term period. The length of
the short term is up to you. If you clear Short Term Usage out at the end of each day,
then it will be a daily usage summary. If you clear it out every week, it will be a
weekly usage summary. The amount of admix is listed in gallons.
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Long Term
Tells you how much admix you have used in a long term period. Again, you
determine the length of the period. The starting date is displayed at the bottom of the
box: "Long Term Usage Since:" followed by the date. Whenever you clear Long
Term Usage summaries, the Eagle begins a new running tally. The Long Term
Usage date changes to the present date whenever you clear Long Term Usage.
Clearing Long Term Usage also clears Short Term Usage.
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Deviation (%)
This column refers to accumulated differences between the target weight and the
actual weight in your batches. If a minus deviation (negative number) appears in this
column, it means that the actual material used is less than the target weights. In this
case we say that material is shorting. If the number in this column is a positive
deviation (a positive number), this means that too much material is going into your
mixes. Your mixes are ending up with more material than called for in the target
weights. This feature tracks deviations and check it every day. Any major deviation
indicates a mechanical problem with your plant. These values are cleared whenever
either Short Term Usage or Long Term Usage is cleared.
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Daily Rec'd
Tracks deliveries of incoming material. On the Deliveries Screen, you enter the
number of gallons you have received. When the incoming material is entered in the
Deliveries Screen in the Materials Storage Menu, it is automatically entered in the
Daily Rec'd column and On Hand column.
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Yards Batched (in Auto)
Located at the bottom line of the box. This line counts total number of yards batched
while the Eagle is in automatic. It counts total yards batched for Short Term and
Long Term usage.
Admix Inventory "F" Key Prompts
Now that you have identified all of the columns in the box, look below the Admix
Inventory title at the "F" key prompts.
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Press <F1> to Clear Usage Summaries
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Press <F4> to Print Inventory Report
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Press <F5> to Edit Material On Hand
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Press <F10> to return to the End of Day Menu
To make any changes to the data displayed in the inventory box, you have to start by
pressing one of these "F" keys. We will explain each of these "F" keys on the next page.
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To select this option from the Admix Inventory Menu, press <F1>. A
rectangular box with three options to choose from will replace the menu prompts
at the bottom of the screen:
You want to select the first item on the list, which should already be highlighted.
If it is not, use the arrow keys to move the highlighting bar. When you have
highlighted the line that says "CLEAR Short Term Usage," press the <Enter>
key. The messages inside the small box will change. They should look like the
following illustration:
You must know the password to clear Short Term Usage. If you do not know the
password, press the <Esc> key to exit. This will bring back the Admix Inventory
Menu.
Note that the blinking cursor rests in the answer space right below the "Please
enter password" message. Type in the password and press the <Enter> key. If
you type in a password that is incorrect, a line of stars will fill up the answer
blank, and a message will appear, "Bad password."
But the cursor is still in the answer space. Try again by typing in the correct
password. If you can't get the password, press <Esc> to exit.
When you do type in the correct password, all the numbers including yards
batched in the Short Term column will change to zero. Also the Deviation is
zeroed.
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Clear Long Term Usage
To select this option from the Admix Inventory Menu, press <F1>. The menu
prompts at the bottom of the screen will be replaced by the three options you saw
when you wanted to clear Short Term Usage.
You want to select the second item on the list. Use the arrow keys to move the
highlighting bar down one. When you have highlighted the line that says
"CLEAR Long Term Usage," press the <Enter> key. The messages inside the
small box will change. They should look like the following illustration:
You must know the password to clear long term usage. If you do not know the
password, press the <Esc> key to exit. This will bring back the Admix Inventory
Menu.
Note that the blinking cursor rests in the answer space right below the "Please
enter password" message. Type in the password and press the <Enter> key. If
you type in a password that is incorrect, a line of stars will fill up the answer
blank, and a message will appear, "Bad password."
But the cursor is still in the answer space. Try again by typing in the correct
password. If you can't get the password, press <Esc> to exit.
When you do type in the correct password, all the numbers including yards
batched in the Long Term column will change to zero. Also, the message at the
bottom of the box, "Long Term Usage Since:" will change to show the current
time and date. The Eagle will begin to tally up the Long Term Usage from this
time on. Finally, the Deviation will be zeroed.
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Clear Daily Received Inventory
To select this option from the Admix Inventory Menu, press <F1>. The menu
prompts at the bottom of the screen will be replaced by the three options you saw
when you wanted to clear Short Term Usage or Long Term Usage.
You want to select the third item on the list. Use the arrow keys to move the
highlighting bar down two. When you have highlighted the line that says
"CLEAR Daily Received Inventory," press the <Enter> key. The messages
inside the small box will change. They should look like the illustration below:
You must know the password to clear the Daily Received Inventory. If you do
not know the password, press the <Esc> key to exit. This will bring back the
Admix Inventory Menu.
Note that the blinking cursor rests in the answer space right below the "Please
enter password" message. Type in the password and press the <Enter> key. If
you type in a password that is incorrect, a line of stars will fill up the answer
blank, and a message will appear, "Bad password."
But the cursor is still in the answer space. Try again by typing in the correct
password. If you can't get the password, press <Esc> to exit.
When you do type in the correct password, all the values for Daily Rec'd are
zeroed.
In all these Clear Summaries functions, after you clear out one of the usage columns,
the screen will return back to the Admix Inventory Menu, complete with "F" key
prompts at the bottom. If you want to perform another Clear Summaries function,
you will have to begin all over again. Press <F1>, enter the password, move the
highlighting bar with the arrow keys to select the option you want, and press the
<Enter> key.
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Print Inventory
Press <F4> to print out the information displayed on the screen. This will give you a
permanent record of Short Term and Long Term Usage, the day's percent deviation,
and the material received that day. In short, the Eagle will print out what currently
shows on your Aggregate Inventory screen, Cement Inventory screen, Admix
Inventory screen plus summaries on all aggregates. Before you clear out all your
daily usage summaries, you might want to keep a record of the daily business. By
printing out an inventory report first, you can keep a permanent record of the day's
inventory. Save the report as End of Day.
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Edit Material On Hand
This feature is helpful when you want to change incorrect value on your inventory.
Some of the inventory could be sold, contaminated, or transferred to another plant;
therefore you need an option to edit the inventory. It is possible to have negative
value on the Material On Hand column because you choose not to inventory a
particular class of material such as admix. To show how much material that has
been used, set the On Hand to zero, and the Eagle will maintain a negative balance of
Material On Hand. A meter inaccuracy will affect your On Hand Inventory. Manual
batching without security option will also affect inventory when batched outside of
the Batching/Storage section of the program. Press <F5> to make changes to the On
Hand column. When you press <F5>, the Admix Inventory "F" another long box
replaces key prompts.
You must enter the password. The cursor already rests in the answer blank. You
just have to type in the number and press the <Enter> key. If you get the password
wrong, stars will appear in the answer blank, and the Eagle will tell you "Bad
password." But the cursor remains in the answer blank so that you can try again. If
you do not know the password, press the <Esc> key to return to the Admix Inventory
Menu. Once you have entered the correct password, the screen will show the On
Hand column highlighted. The cursor rests at the top line. Now you can change the
values in any of the materials. By pressing the <Enter> key, you can skip down the
column and change the numbers you want to change. You can also move the cursor
up and down with the arrow keys. Notice that the cursor will not move beyond the
highlighted area.
When you have made all changes to the On Hand column, press <F5> to enter
the new numbers. Then press <F10> to return to the Admix Inventory Menu.
When you have made all the adjustments to the Admix Inventory Menu and are
ready to move on to another task, press <F10>. This will bring you back to the End
of Day Menu where you can perform the next end of day task.
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Cement Tracking
By using the Cement Tracking feature, the computer will alert the operator when his
Cement Inventory drops below a selected amount. Compare your screen to the one
below:
Every time you press "F5 = Batch this one" in the Batch Setup Menu, the computer
checks the cement inventory to determine if the inventory is below the value you have
placed in the Low Bin Alarm column. When the computer finds the Cement Inventory
below this setpoint, it will flash a message on the Batch Screen telling you "Cement Bin
Low - by X trucks", where X is the number of trucks to refill the cement bin. If the
cement bin inventory is above the setpoint, no message will be displayed.
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Silo Capacity
The volumetric size of the cement silo minus the fluff factor of the cement or flyash.
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Low Bin Alarm
The least amount of Material On Hand before the operator is notified through the
Batch Screen. When the material has reached the low limit, it is time to reorder.
The warning includes the number of trucks needed to refill the silo.
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Truck Capacity
The average net weight of all the trucks delivering cement or flyash to your plant.
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Trucks Low
The number of trucks needed to refill the silo.
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Tickets Summary
Note:
This screen will ONLY appear if you have Eagle Order
Entry/Ticket Printing Paid Option.
The Tickets Summary Menu holds up to 200/400 optional tickets after they have been
batched, which helps you keep a detailed record of your plant's daily activity. Each
ticket is a record of an amount of concrete batched. The ticket can account for one load
of concrete, or a multiple load batch. Compare your screen to the illustration below:
Inside the menu the Eagle displays one ticket at a time. The tickets displayed here are
records of what has been batched so that the information gets typed in while setting up a
batch and recorded when that ticket is batched. Refer to the "Order Entry Titles" section
in Chapter Two for more information. Let's discuss each of the information in a ticket.
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The ticket number that was assigned to the batch.
Order
The alphanumeric identification of an order.
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Cust ID
The alphanumeric identification of a customer.
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Truck#
The truck that carried the concrete.
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Mix ID
The alphanumeric identification of the mix design.
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Size
The cubic yard or meter delivered in that batch.
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Adjust
The resold concrete included in the batch size.
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Time Batched
The time that the concrete was batched.
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COD?. . .Y/N
If <Y>, the customer will pay for the concrete by COD (Cash On Delivery). Prices
will be printed on a COD ticket.
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Price
The total cost of the concrete per yard.
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Tax
Total tax applies to the price.
Near the bottom of the box is a list of six extra products. Information on extra products
is also carried over from the ticket. Any extra products you include in a batch will
automatically appear on the ticket summary for that batch. Refer to the "Extra Products
Storage" section in Chapter Four for more information.
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Qty
How many of the product that was sent with the load.
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Per /?. . .Load, yd3, or m3
The Eagle calculates the prices of extra products based on Per Yard3, Per Meter, or
Per Load.
- The Yard3 field is based on the batch size in customary units.
- The Meter3 field is based on batch size in metric units.
- The Load field is based on quantity per load.
For example: Extra product: color, Unit price: $12 on the Extra Storage Menu; Qty:
5 on the Extra Products menu; Load size: 10 yards. If the “Per /?” is set to yd3, the
price of color for this order will be 5 * 10 * $12 = $600. If the “Per /?” is set to M3,
the price of color for this order will be 5 * 7.65 * $12 = $459. If the “Per /?” is set to
Load, the price of color for this order will be 5 * $12 = $60.
If the allow Dual Units is set to “N”, the “Per /?” will only have two choices
depending on the Base Plant Units.
- For Base Plant Units set to metric you would have Load and M3.
- For Base Plant Units set to customary you would have Load and yd3.
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ID
The alphanumeric identification of a product.
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Description
Description of the product in reference to the ID column.
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Refers to the individual cost of the product.
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Refers to the individual tax of the product.
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Find A Ticket
You can find a ticket in two ways: one way is to scroll up or downs through the list,
displaying each ticket one at a time in the main box. To go up through the list, press
the <Page Up> key. To go down through the list, press the <Page Down> key.
These <Page Up> and <Page Down> keys are located on the right side of your
keyboard. When you come to the end of the list, the message, "No Such" appears on
the screen, telling you that you can go no further. But you can reverse direction,
simply by pressing the other key.
The second way to find a ticket is to use the <F1> key. Look down below the title
"Ticket Summary Menu" and locate the notation for <F1>. It says "FIND a Ticket."
Press <F1> on your keyboard. A long narrow box replaces the menu at the bottom
of the screen with two messages in it. See illustration below:
If you want to return to the Ticket Summary Menu, press the <Esc> key. If you want
to find a ticket, type in the ticket number. Notice that the cursor is already resting in
the answer space. After you type in the number, press the <Enter> key. If you enter
a number that does not match a ticket number in the Tickets Summary Menu, the
screen will flash a message, "Not Found."
Don't worry, you can type in another number without any big problems. The cursor
is at the beginning of the space again, and you just have to type the correct number
over the stars. Once you enter a correct ticket number, that ticket will appear in the
main box in the middle of the screen, and the original Tickets Summary Menu
prompts return.
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Delete All Tickets
At the End of Day, if you are finished with the order, you can delete all tickets. But
if you are to going use it tomorrow, do not delete all tickets. To delete all tickets
from the file, press <F3>. The prompts at the bottom of the screen are replaced by a
message:
If you do not want to delete all tickets, type <N>. This will return you to the Tickets
Summary Menu without making any changes. If you do want to delete all tickets,
type the letter <Y>. The message at the bottom of the screen changes again. See
below.
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This is a security feature that will prevent unauthorized clearing of the ticket
memory. Notice that the cursor is blinking in the first space of the highlighted blank.
Type in the password. When you enter the correct password the Eagle will pause.
You may think that it is not doing anything. Actually, the Eagle is deleting the
tickets, but since it takes a while, you will have to wait. This should only last for
several seconds. When the Eagle has cleared the ticket memory, the Tickets
Summary Menu prompts will appear again at the bottom of the screen. And the
number at the top right border of the box will say "0 of 200/400 used."
Print Ticket Summary
To select print options from this menu, press <F4>. The bottom of the screen will
show the following message:
Notice that the first of these three options is highlighted. Use the up or down arrow
keys to highlight the option you want to select. Next, press the <Enter> key to begin
printing.
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Print All Tickets
Prints out a list of all the day's tickets by ticket number. If you have voided,
edited, or local tickets, there will be a notation beside the ticket number, either a
"v" for voided, an "m" for modified, or a "L" for local. Look at the sample
printout below.
List of ALL Tickets :
CDI/COMMAND ALKON
Main Plant
Ticket #
L
L
L
L
L
L
L
−
44
45
46
47
48
49
50
m
m
v
5:39 PM
2Jul99
Page
Order
Cust ID
Mix ID
Qty
2
1
1
2
1
1
2
4
2
2
4
2
2
4
11
16
16
11
16
16
11
10.00
10.00
10.00
10.00
10.00
10.00
10.00
Time Batched
3:04 PM
3:11 PM
3:13 PM
3:36 PM
3:38 PM
3:42 PM
3:44 PM
1
Truck #
2Jul99
2Jul99
2Jul99
2Jul99
2Jul99
2Jul99
2Jul99
232
287
306
234
235
240
243
Print local/comm Tickets
Prints all tickets both local and comm. Works only with Delivery and
Commutations paid Options.
List of All Tickets: :
COMMAND ALKON
Main Plant
Ticket #
Order
10125
2
L 121
2 Tickets Total
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1
1
3:58 PM
22Oct98
Mix ID
Qty
30455
9.00 yd3
3000-S
1.00 yd3
Total yd3 = 10.00
Total m3 = 0.00
Page
Time Batched
8:22AM 22Oct98
8:28AM 22Oct98
1
Truck #
0
0
Grand Total: 10.00 yd3
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Print Tickets By Order
Prints out a list of the day's tickets but arranges them according to the order. In
other words, all tickets that were batched to fill an order are grouped together.
See sample printout below.
List of Tickets by Order Name :
COMMAND ALKON
Main Plant
Order:
5:39 PM
2Jul99
Page
1
1
Cust ID: HALL CONSTRUCTION
4088 LOOP 12
DALLAS, TX 75990
Ticket #
Time
Date
Del Adr: 4335 ROYAL LANE
DALLAS, TX 75226
Truck
L
45
m
3:11 PM 2Mar98
287
L
46
v
3:13 PM 2Mar98
306
1 Tickets Total
Qty
Product ID Unit Price
10.00
10.00
10.00
10.00
16
2
16
2
10.00 Yards
52.00
1.00
52.00
1.00
$ 530.00
Tax
8.750%
8.250%
8.750%
8.250%
Total
576.33
(573.73)
$ 46.33 $ 576.33
1 Tickets Voided
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Prints out all outstanding invoices by the order. The title "CUSTOMER
INVOICE" appears in the top right corner. Each order includes all tickets that
have not yet been paid. The arrangement is just like the Tickets By Order
described above, except that only those tickets which have not been paid are
listed. At the end of the invoice, the number of tickets, total yards, price, and tax
are all totaled up. See sample printout below.
CUSTOMER INVOICE
Order:
1
5:53 PM
Cust ID:
2
HALL CONSTRUCTION
4088 LOOP 12
DALLAS, TX 75990
For: ......................
OrderBy: JOHN H.
Use: ............ SLAB
Ticket #
L
45
m
Please remit payment to:
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Del Adr: 4335 ROYAL LANE
DALLAS, TX 75226
PO#:......... 338412
Plant #:
1
Time
2Jul99
Zone:
1
Job #: ......... 4837
Slump: ... 3 "
Due at: ASAP
Phone: ..214-555-9032
(M)
Truck
287
Qty
Product ID Unit Price
10.00
10.00
10 Yards
16
2
52.00
1.00
$ 530.00
Tax
8.750%
8.250%
Total
576.33
$ 46.33 $ 576.33
Command Alkon Inc.
605 East Safari Pkwy #C4
Grand Prairie, TX 75050
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Edit This Ticket
To edit a ticket, the first thing to do is display it on the screen. Look back to the
section within this chapter called, "To Find a Ticket," if you do not know how to
display the ticket you want on the screen. You must have the ticket that you want to
edit in the box in the middle of the screen before you can begin editing. Once you
have the ticket you want to edit on the screen, press <F5>. The menu prompts at the
bottom of the screen will be replaced by a message:
Type in the correct password. If you do not know the password, press the <Esc> key
to return to the Tickets Summary Menu.
When you type in the correct password, the ticket currently displayed on the screen
will become highlighted. You can make changes to any of these highlighted spaces.
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You can make changes to any of the highlighted spaces on the screen, simply by
typing new information over the old. When you have made the changes that you
want, press <F5> to enter the changes. As soon as you enter the
changes, a message − "Modified Ticket" − appears in the bottom of the box.
Compare your screen to the following illustration:
14 of 200 used
Ticket:
Mix ID:
COD ?
0
1001
N
Extra Products:
Qty:
Per /?
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
Modified Ticket
Order:
Size:
Price: $
ID:
7
9.00 yds
12.00
Description
Cust ID: Fishel
Truck#:
Adjust:
Tax:
Time Batched:
2:55 PM 24Jun01
0.00 yds
8.250 %
Unit Price
$
0.00
$
0.00
$
0.00
$
0.00
$
0.00
$
0.00
7
Tax:
0.000 %
0.000 %
0.000 %
0.000 %
0.000 %
0.000 %
Entered: 1:32 PM 28Aug01
When you print out any of the ticket summaries, a letter m will appear next to
the ticket number to indicate that the ticket has been modified.
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Void A Ticket
Press <F3> to void the ticket on the screen. As soon as you press this key, a
message − "Voided Ticket" − will appear at the bottom of the box. Compare
your screen to the illustration below:
14 of 200 used
Ticket:
13
Order:
Mix ID:
COD ?
4
Y
Size:
Price: $
Extra Products:
Qty:
Per /?
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
ID:
6
9.00 yds
50.00
Description
Cust ID: Joe Bob
Truck#:
Adjust:
Tax:
Time Batched:
2:55 PM 24Jun99
0.00 yds
7.000 %
Unit Price
$
0.00
$
0.00
$
0.00
$
0.00
$
0.00
$
0.00
1
Tax:
0.000 %
0.000 %
0.000 %
0.000 %
0.000 %
0.000 %
Voided Ticket
Entered: 1:32 PM 28Aug99
When you print out any of the ticket summaries, a letter v will appear next to the
ticket number to indicate that the ticket has been voided. When you are ready to
return to the End of Day Menu, press <F10>.
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Summary
The Summary Menu tells you the total number of yards of concrete batched for the short
term period. It tells you how many yards adjusted for the same period. Also displayed
on this menu is the number of the upcoming ticket and batch. Compare your screen to
the illustration below:
If the Supervisor Edit Password is set to a value other than zero, the Supervisor Edit
Password must be entered prior to editing the summary values.
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Edit Summaries
Press <F5> to change the batch number, load number, and ticket number. If you
want to clear out the numbers in the highlighted spaces, just type in the new numbers
you want to start with. For example, we want to begin tomorrow's work day with our
ticket and batch set at five. Press <F5> to edit the summaries. The cursor already
resets in the first highlighted space. We would type in a 5 and press the <Enter>
key. This moves the cursor down to the next space. We would type in a 5 here also,
then press <Enter>.
If we just erased the numbers in these two spaces, then our first ticket number would
be zero (0). Since that might get a little confusing, it might be better to type in the
actual number that you want to begin with. After you made the changes, press
<F5> to save them. If you pressed <F10> to exit the screen without saving the
changes, the batch number, load number, and ticket number will be restored to their
previous values. After you pressed <F5> to edit the summaries, the prompt below
will appear.
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Clear These Summaries
Press <F1> to clear the summaries of yards batched and yards adjusted. This brings
both totals back down to zero, getting ready for the next day. The next day's work
can be made to begin at any number sequence you wish.
Press <F10> twice to return to the Master Menu.
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Storage Menu
Your screen should display a menu very similar to the one pictured below. The F4 =
EXTRA Products Storage key will only appear if you have Order Entry/Ticket Printing
Paid Option.
Material Status Blocks
At the top of the screen are four blocks − the scale readout/material status blocks. Note
that there is one for Aggregate, Cement, Admix, and Water. The active scale readouts
are available throughout the Batching/Storage Menus. This allows the operator to start
and monitor the batch while inserting new mix design, adding a new material, entering
deliveries, etc. These boxes tell you the status of each material, with cues like: "Ready,"
"Manual," "Batch," "Start," "Done," "Load," "Hold," "Dump." Notice that in the
illustration above, the message in each box is "Ready." The status message will always
appear in this same place. The purpose of this status message is to keep the batchman
aware of each phase of the batch. The boxes for cement and aggregate also include scale
readouts which show the current weight on each scale. The readout for water is
displayed in gallons if it is metered, and pounds if weighed. You can watch the scale
readouts to see the weight increasing on the scales. While the load is batching, the status
message next to the scale readouts should change with each phase of the batch. Here is a
list of possible prompts that will appear in the material status blocks during weigh up and
discharge.
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Ready
Means that the weigh bin is empty, discharge gates are shut, and the bin is ready to
begin weighing up the next batch.
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Batch
Indicates that material is being batched into the weigh hopper.
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Done
Tells you when weigh up of material is complete.
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Load
Means material is ready to be discharged into truck or mixer.
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Hold
Appears during discharge, material is waiting for its turn. Discharge sequence is set
on Plant Setup Menu. The Eagle will hold during discharge according to the rules
you set for it on those setup screens.
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Dump
Means that material is discharging. Watch the aggregate and cement scale weights
decrease as material falls out of the bin. Water, if weighed, will also decrease; if
metered, the number of gallons will increase during discharge.
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Done
Discharge is complete for this material. When each material completes discharge
this message will appear.
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Ready
This is the message we began with above. All weigh bins are empty (within scale
tolerances), and discharge gates are closed. The Eagle is ready to begin weighing up
the next batch.
The benefit of having the status blocks on every menu is obvious. You can keep the
Eagle batching while you do other things − find the next mix design, make changes to
your list of trucks, look at the ticket stack, set up the next batch.
Storage Menu "F" Keys
Toward the bottom of the screen, the message above the menu prompts identifies the
screen you are in. It says, "Storage Menu." Below the menu names are the available "F"
keys you can use to select specific storage screens.
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Press <F1> = Mix Storage Menu
On this menu you can look up, change, add, delete, or print mix designs.
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Press <F2> = Truck Storage Menu
This menu lists up to 200 trucks by number and notes individual loading rates and
drivers.
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Press <F3> = Materials Storage Menu
This menu directs you to a number of submenus: one for moisture compensation
values for aggregates, and a menu for each material − aggregate, cement, admix and
water − which holds under and over limits, minimum and maximum batching
tolerances, and a minimum tolerance cutoff weight.
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Press <F4> = Extra Products Storage Menu
This menu allows you to store and track any extra products you might use.
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Press <F5> = Received Materials Menu
Use this menu to track materials you are receiving. Blank spaces in this menu can be
filled to show name of material, quantity received supplier's name, the ticket number,
and the time entered.
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Press <F7> = LOAD Truck/Mixer
If you are batching a load of concrete at the same time you are making changes in the
various Storage Menus, this key gives you the ability to turn on the automatic
discharge feature without having to return to the batching screen.
To return to the Batching/Storage Menu, press <F10>.
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Mix Storage Menu
The screen will change. Let's look at this new screen for a moment.
At the top of the screen are the material status blocks. This should be a familiar sight by
now. If they aren't and you want to know more about them, look back to the previous
section. The status blocks let you keep an eye on the load currently being batched while
you get ready for the next batch. Below the status blocks is a large box. This box
displays a mix design. If you have no mix designs in the Eagle's memory, the screen will
show zeroes for material quantities.
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Find A Mix Design
There are two ways to find a mix design. You can use either one depending on what
you feel most comfortable with. In the upper right corner of the large middle box is
a message. In the example on the previous page, it says 16 of 2000 used. This
means that you have 16 different mix designs in the Eagle's memory out of a possible
2000. If your message says 0 out of 400 used, this means that you should begin by
learning how to add mix designs. See the "Add a Mix Design" section which follows
later in this chapter.
One way to find the mix design you want is to scroll through the list. This is like
flipping through pages in a book to find the page you want. To flip through the mix
designs that are stored in the Eagle's memory, locate the <Page Up> and <Page
Down> keys near the number pad on the far right side of your keyboard. These keys
will move you through the list one at a time. The Eagle stores the mix designs
according to the numbers or letters in the Mix ID. To go forward from the
beginning, press the <Page Down> key. To go backward through the list, press the
<Page Up> key. Try this now if you have not used the <Page Up> and <Page
Down> keys yet. You will use these keys in the same way on other screens.
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This method is easy since you don't have to do anything but press a key. Each time
you press one of the keys, a different mix will appear with the target weights of each
material that the mix calls for. The benefit here is that you do not have to remember
the Mix ID. However, if you are scrolling through 2000 mix designs, it might take
you a while to find the one you are after.
The second way to find the mix design is to press <F1>. This is the quickest way to
access to a particular mix design. The menu at the bottom of the screen will change
to look like the example below:
Type in the number of the Mix ID as it is stored in the Eagle's memory. You can
enter a combination of up to eight letters and numbers. If you make a mistake and do
not type in the Mix ID as it appears in the mix file, the message "Not Found" appears
at the bottom of the screen. Use the <Page Up> or <Page Down> key to find the
closest mix design on the list that you want. Mixes are listed in sequence.
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Print Mix Designs
A small box which holds three print options replaces the Mix Storage Menu
prompts:
If you find yourself in the Print Functions Menu, and you want to get out, press
<Esc>. This will return you to the Mix Storage Menu without performing any print
tasks.
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Print this mix design
Move the highlighting bar down with the arrow key. When you have highlighted
this option, press the <Enter> key. The Eagle printer will print out the mix
design currently displayed on the screen.
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Print mix design summary
Move the highlighting bar down with the arrow key. When you have highlighted
this option, press the <Enter> key. The Eagle printer will print out a short form
list of all mix designs with Mix ID and Name.
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Print all mix designs
Select this option by moving the blue bar until this message is highlighted. If
this is what you want to do, just press the <Enter> key. Your printer will print
out each mix design just as it would appear on the screen. If your printer is not
connected properly turned off, or not functioning, a message will appear on the
screen, "Printer not available."
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Edit Functions
What if you are looking at this screen for the first time, and you have not yet entered
in any mix designs. We will begin by discussing how to enter a mix design into the
Eagle's memory.
There are four different things you can do in the edit functions. You can add a mix
design, make changes to a mix design already in memory, copy a mix design, and
delete a mix design from the memory. Begin by pressing <F5>. A long box replaces
the prompts at the bottom of the screen. This box has two messages and should look
like the illustration below:
If you do not want to edit your mix designs, or if you do not know the correct
password, press the <Esc> key located above the number pad on your keyboard to
return to the Mix Storage Menu without going further.
The password is a security feature, which allows you to restrict access to this
operation. The cursor rests in the highlighted blank below the "Please enter
password" message. Type in the password and press the <Enter> key. If you type in
an incorrect password, the message "Bad Password" will appear above the box. See
the illustration below:
If this happens to you, try again. Note that the cursor is still in the blank. You can
type directly over the stars. If you do not know the password, press the <Esc> key to
return to the Mix Storage Menu.
When you enter the correct password, the messages in the box change again. You
now have three options listed below:
Note that the top message is highlighted. You can move this highlighting bar by
pressing the arrow keys. When you have highlighted the option that you want, press
the <Enter> key. An alternative way to select the option that you want is to press the
letter "A" for Adding a mix design, "C" for Changing this mix design, or "D" for
Deleting this mix design.
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Let's discuss each of these options.
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Add a Mix Design
This is the first of the three options in the Edit Functions of the Mix Storage
Menu. When selected, the mix design that was on the screen disappears. Don't
worry, you have not lost the mix design that was on the screen. It is still in the
memory. In its place all the blanks are highlighted. The cursor rests at the top of
the box beginning with the Mix ID.
1. Mix ID
The number or name you will use to identify this mix design. Up to eight
characters (alphanumeric). If you add a new mix design, the Eagle will look
at the Mix ID that you assign to it and place it in numerical order listing first;
then alphanumeric order listing. For example, let's say you already have two
mix designs with the ID 10 and ID 60 in your Mix Storage Menu. You want
to add a mix design with the Mix ID 75. According to the Eagle's program,
this mix design will be located after ID 60. Using the same example, you
want to add another mix design with the ID A12. This particular mix design
will be located after Mix ID 75.
2. Mix Name
A longer description of the mix. Up to 24 characters (alphanumeric).
ex.) 3500 AIR & WAT RED
3. W/(C+P) Ratio
Calculation of water and cement.
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4. Max
Maximum amount that the batch plant can batch in one load.
ex.) 10 Yds
5. Aggregate
Choose up to five different aggregates for each mix design. Position the
cursor in the first line; then select the kind of aggregate you will use. Do not
try to type in your own names. The letters on the keyboard will not work
when the cursor is in this space. Instead, use the <Page Up> or <Page
Down> key to scroll through the existing list of aggregates. The Eagle reads
these names from the Aggregate Storage Menu - refer to the "Aggregate
Storage Menu" section in Chapter Four.
The <Page Up> or <Page Down> key allows you to write a mix more
quickly because you do not have to type in material names. Also, using
standardized names ensures accuracy in tracking inventory because it
eliminates problems of referring to contents of the same bin with more than
one name.
When you have scrolled through to the name of the aggregate you want,
press the <Enter> key to select it. The cursor will move to the next space on
the right. Type in the weight per yard by using the number pad on the right
side of the keyboard; then press the <Enter> key. The cursor will move
down to the next line in the aggregate column. Enter the name and amount
in the same way for any additional aggregates you will use in this mix
design.
SSD (Saturated Surface Dry) is the state of aggregate when it can no longer
absorb moisture, and the outer surface is dry. SSD is important in
determining concrete volume and concrete strength. Aggregates below SSD
will absorb water out of the mix requiring the addition of more water to
obtain the desired slump. Aggregate above SSD will lower the volume of
concrete due to aggregate weight being displaced by excess water in the
aggregate. The Eagle allows compensation for these conditions by
calculating the increase or decrease of the materials (aggregate and water) to
maintain the desired slump, strength, and volume.
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6. Cement
Choose up to three different cements for each mix design. Position the
cursor in the first line; then select the kind of cement you will use. Do not
try to type in your own names. The letters on the keyboard won't work when
the cursor is in this space. Instead, use the <Page Up> or <Page Down> key
to scroll through the existing list of cements. The Eagle reads these names
from the Cement Storage Menu - refer to the "Cement Storage Menu"
section in Chapter Four.
When you have scrolled through to the name of the cement you want, press
the <Enter> key to select it. The cursor will move to the next space on the
right. Type in the weight per yard by using the number pad on the right side
of the keyboard; then press the <Enter> key. The cursor will move down to
the next line in the cement column. Enter the name and amount in the same
way for any additional cement you will use in this mix design.
7. Admix
Choose up to six different admixes for each mix design. Position the cursor
in the first line; then select the kind of admix you will use. Do not try to
type in your own names. The letters on the keyboard won't work when the
cursor is in this space. Instead, use the <Page Up> or <Page Down> key to
scroll through the existing list of admixes. The Eagle reads these names
from the Admix Storage Menu - refer to the "Admix Storage Menu" section
in Chapter Four.
When you have scrolled through to the name of the admix you want, press
the <Enter> key to select it. The cursor will move to the next space on the
right. Type in the weight per yard by using the number pad on the right side
of the keyboard; then press the <Enter> key. The cursor will move down to
the next line in the admix column. Enter the name and amount in the same
way for any additional admixes you will use in this mix design. Instead of
using Oz/Yd, you can select Oz/CWT. Oz/CWT is a selectable feature in the
Extended Plant Option. It allows you to enter how many ounces of admix
per hundred weight of cement. The Eagle calculates the total ounces by total
cement weight.
Optionally admixes can be weighed. This is a paid option. When enabled,
admixes are weighed instead of metered.
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8. Water
Choose up to two different waters for each mix design. Position the cursor
in the first line; then select the kind of water you will use. Do not try to type
in your own names. The letters on the keyboard won't work when the cursor
is in this space. Instead, use the <Page Up> or <Page Down> key to scroll
through the existing list of waters. The Eagle reads these names from the
Water Storage Menu - refer to the "Water Storage Menu" section in Chapter
Four.
When you have scrolled through to the name of the water you want, press
the <Enter> key to select it. The cursor will move to the next space on the
right. Type in the weight ("Lb" if weighed or "Gal" if metered) per yard by
using the number pad on the right side of the keyboard; then press the
<Enter> key. The cursor will move down to the next line in the water
column. Enter the name and amount in the same way for any additional
waters you will use in this mix design.
When you press <F5>, the mix will be entered, or the message "Out of Limits"
appears. If it's "Out of Limits", you have to press <F10> to get out of that mix
design. No changes to the mix will be stored. You must then go to the Material
Storage Menu to the material that is out of limit and change the under or over
limit. You will decrease the under limit or increase the over limit to allow for
the amount you are trying to put in the mix design. You may then return to the
Mix Storage Menu and change the mix design.
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Change a Mix Design
This is the second of the three options in the Edit Functions of the Mix Storage
Menu. Note that you have to start from the Mix Storage Menu again. The first
step to changing a mix design already in the Eagle's memory is to display it on
the screen. Look back again at the first illustration in this section, which shows
a mix design in the middle box. On your screen, there will also be a mix design
displayed. But what if it is not the mix design that you want to change? What
then?
Remember the techniques discussed earlier in this section "Find a Mix Design."
Press <F1> and enter the Mix ID number of the mix design that you want to
change. If you do not know the Mix ID, then use the <Page Up> or <Page
Down> key to find it. Either way, you must display the mix design that you
want to change in the middle box on the screen.
The next step is to press <F5>. The menu prompts at the bottom of the screen
will be replaced by the messages that appear below:
If you do not know the correct password, press the <Esc> key to return to the
Mix Storage Menu without going further.
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The password is a security feature, which allows you to restrict access to this
operation. The cursor rests in the highlighted blank below the "Please enter
password" message. Type in the password and press the <Enter> key. If you
type in an incorrect password, the message "Bad Password" will appear above
the box, like in the illustration below:
If this happens to you, try again. Note that the cursor is still in the blank. You
can type directly over the stars. If you do not know the password, press the
<Esc> key to return to the Mix Storage Menu.
When you enter the correct password, the messages in the box change again.
You now have three options, listed below:
Note that the top message is highlighted. You can move this highlighting bar by
pressing the arrow keys. When you have highlighted the option Change this mix
design, press the <Enter> key. An alternative way to select the option that you
want is to press the letter "A" for Adding a mix design, "C" for Changing this
mix design, or "D" for Deleting this mix design.
Move the highlighting bar down with the arrow keys to select this option. Press
the <Enter> key. Note that the mix design displayed on the screen is still there.
But all the information is now highlighted. You can make changes to any of
these highlighted areas. Move the cursor around the middle box by pressing the
arrow keys, <tab>, or <Enter> key. When you have finished changing the mix
design, press <F5> to insert it into the memory. You can press
<F5> anytime on screen.
If you made changes, either the message below or the message "Out of Limits"
appears.
If it's "Out of Limits", you have to press <F10> to get out of that mix design. No
changes to the mix will be stored. You must then go to the Material Storage
Menu to the material that is out of limit and change the under or over limit. You
will decrease the under limit or increase the over limit to allow for the amount
you are trying to put in the mix design. You may then return to the Mix Storage
Menu and change the mix design.
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If you have not changed the mix ID, then a message will appear at the bottom of
the screen:
The Eagle is asking you if you want to replace the old mix design that had that
Mix ID. If you want to replace the old mix design with the new modified one,
press <Y>, and the Eagle will delete the old mix design and replace it with the
modified one.
If you don't want to replace the old mix design, then press <N>. The Eagle will
return the cursor up to the Mix ID blank. You can save both mix designs, but
you cannot have two mix designs with the same ID. So you will have to give the
new mix design a new Mix ID. Once you have done this, press <F5> again. As
long as the ID is not being used for another mix design, the Eagle will store your
changed mix design, and the Mix Storage Menu prompts will return to the
bottom of the screen.
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Copy this Mix Design
Enter a mix ID for the copy and press enter. The mix will be validated through a
filter to check if it already exists. If the mix ID already exists an error message
will display telling you to try another.
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Delete this Mix Design
This is the fourth of the four options in the Edit Functions of the Mix Storage
Menu. Note that you have to start from the Mix Storage Menu again. You can
delete a mix design from the memory. You must first display the mix design you
want to delete on the screen. Select the mix design by pressing <F1> and typing
in the Mix ID, or by scrolling through the list of mix designs with the <Page Up>
or <Page Down> key. Once you have the mix design you want displayed in the
large box in the middle of the screen, you are ready for the next step.
The next step is to press <F5>. The menu prompts at the bottom of the screen
will be replaced by the messages that appear below:
If you do not know the correct password, press the <Esc> key to return to the
Mix Storage Menu without going further.
The password is a security feature, which allows you to restrict access to this
operation. The cursor rests in the highlighted blank below the "Please enter
password" message. Type in the password and press the <Enter> key. If you
type in an incorrect password, the message "Bad Password" will appear above
the box, like in the following illustration:
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If this happens to you, try again. Note that the cursor is still in the blank. You
can type directly over the stars. If you do not know the password, press the
<Esc> key to return to the Mix Storage Menu.
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When you enter the correct password, the messages in the box change again.
You now have four options, listed below:
Note that the top message is highlighted. You can move this highlighting bar by
pressing the arrow keys. When you have highlighted the option Delete this mix
design, press the <Enter> key.
Press Y to delete mix design.
Pressing N will return you to the Mix Storage menu.
If the mix design is deleted the number on the upper right border of the mix box
decreases by one. The mix design is now gone. The Mix Storage Menu prompts
return to the bottom of the screen, and you can now take care of the next order of
business. To return to the Storage Menu, press <F10>.
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Truck Storage Menu
Your screen will change to look like the illustration below:
Like all of the Storage Menus, at the top of the screen above the Truck Menu, you will
see the material status blocks. You can keep an eye on the load that is batching while
you change truck data. For a more detailed explanation of the status blocks at the top of
the screen, go back to the section on the "Batching/Storage Menu" in Chapter One. The
Truck Menu occupies the center of the screen. Below it is the title, Truck Menu, and the
"F" key prompts that you can use on this menu. At the top of the box, set into the top
right corner, is a line that tells you how many trucks you have stored on this menu − "n
of 250 used." You can store up to 250 trucks. Each time you add a truck, the number
"n" will increase by one. Each time you delete a truck, the number "n" will decrease by
one. Inside the menu are three lines, which display specific information for each truck.
The Eagle automatically displays the first truck on the list when you call up this menu.
Before going on to learn how to perform the various operations available through the "F"
keys, look at each of the information fields.
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Truck #
This field accepts numbers ONLY. The Eagle will store 1,2,3, or 4 digit truck
numbers and insert them into the list of trucks you already have. Truck numbers are
stored sequentially.
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Driver
Type in the name of the driver for this particular truck. It can be letters or numbers up to eight characters. You can leave this space blank if you want by pressing the
space bar to clear anything that might already be in that field. Move on to the next
field by pressing either <Enter> or one of the arrow keys.
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Loading Rate
Type in the loading rate for each truck, displayed either in lb/s or kg/s, according to
the measurements your plant uses. During discharge the Eagle will automatically
adjust its discharge rate to match the truck it is loading. This number is what tells
the Eagle the maximum aggregate load rate. For a better description see "General
Discharge" section in Chapter Two, and look at the "Default Aggregate Fast Flow
Rate" section under "Code 1 Sequencing".
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Water
Whatever amount you use to wash out the truck, it will appear in this field on this
menu after the truck has been washed out and will be subtracted from total water if
the Apply to Batch field is set to <Y>.
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Apply to Batch:. . .Y/N
Enter <N> if you want the water used in washout to just get dumped. Enter <Y> if
you want to compensate for the water in the next load of concrete you batch into this
truck. If you enter <Y>, the Eagle will apply the amount shown in the Water: field
to the next batch that goes into the truck.
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Washed out?:. . .Y/N
This field is not editable. It is there to tell you whether or not the truck has been
washed out. A <Y> means that the truck has been washed out since its last load.
The <Y> will remain after washout until a new load goes into that truck. Once you
use the truck again, the message in this field will change to <N>.
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Admix
This field is not editable on this screen. It is there to tell you whether or not an
admix was included with the water during washout. The amount is listed in the units
specified for your plant, either oz or ml. If you want to select an admix for the
washout of a particular truck, you can only do that through the Truck Washout
Utility (refer to section in Chapter Five) and only then if you know the Supervisor
password.
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Load Size and Max Weight work together.
Load Size is the Maximum capacity of the truck’s mixer. Max Weight is the
capacity of the truck’s mixer by weight.
If a number greater than zero is set in the Load Size field in the Truck Storage Menu,
the Eagle will compare the Load Size and the Batch Size. If the Batch Size is larger
than the Load Size, the batch will not start and the error message will be displayed as
in the past. If the load size field is set to zero, the Eagle will compare the Max Truck
Weight and the total target weight. If the total target weight is larger than the Max
Truck Load Weight, the batch will not start and the error message will be displayed.
Begin by typing in the truck number. With the arrow keys or the <Enter> key, move the
cursor to the next blank. Type in the driver's name. If you do not wish to assign a
driver’s name to any truck, leave this space blank. Press the space bar, and then press
<Enter> without typing in a name. This space will stay blank. In the last space, type in
this truck's special loading rate. The Eagle has a standard discharge rate, but for some
trucks this may be too fast, for others it may be too slow. By listing a special loading
rate for each truck, you tell the Eagle how fast to discharge into each truck. For more
information on Loading Rate, refer to "General Discharge" section in Chapter Two, and
look at the "Default Aggregate Fast Flow Rate" section under "Code 1 Sequencing".
Press <F5> to enter when you have finished typing the new truck data. Note that
the number of trucks (n of 250 used) increases by one.
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Truck Menu and the Truck Washout Utility
The Truck Menu is designed to work with the Truck Washout Utility to keep track of not
simply the number of trucks your plant is using, but what is in them. You can use the
Truck Washout Utility in two ways:
1. To hold concrete for later use by the addition of "recovery" - type admixes.
2. Just to clean out the trucks.
In the first example, you will apply the washout water and admix to the next batch. In
the second example, you may or may not. For more information, refer to the "Truck
Washout Utility" section in Chapter Five.
The extra washout information is included on the Truck Menu so that you can know
which trucks might still have water or admix in them, and which trucks may need to be
washed out. Once you have washed out a truck, the Truck Menu will show how much
water and/or admix was used. It automatically zeros on the next batch.
Note:
The Batch Setup Screen can include a field number,
#140 for metered and #141 for weighed, which will
display the field "Water in Truck: _____ gal (or lbs.)."
The amount displayed will match the Truck Washout
amount. So you can adjust the amount in the truck on
the Batch Setup Screen if you include this field. Since
this is a trim field, the line will only be displayed if you
specified "Apply to Batch? Y" on the Truck Menu for
this truck.
The Eagle will warn the batchman about possible
water in the truck when he goes to batch into the
truck for the first time after it has been washed out,
regardless of the "Apply to Batch?" line on the Truck
Menu. This serve as a warning to the batchman of the
possibility that there is still water in this truck.
"Warning! Truck Washed Out, Water and/or Admix in
Truck!" The message appears as soon as the truck is
selected on the Batch Setup Screen, giving the
batchman plenty of time to either use another truck,
make sure that the water has been dumped, or that
the trim will be made.
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Find a Truck
If you want to find a truck, press <F1>. The menu prompts at the bottom of the
screen disappear and are replaced by a box, like the illustration below:
If you want to return to the Truck Menu, press the <Esc> key. If you want to find a
truck, type in the truck number. Notice that the cursor is already resting in the
answer space. After you type in the number, press the <Enter> key.
If you enter a number that does not match a truck number in the Truck Menu, the
screen will flash a message, "No Such."
If you cannot remember a truck number, press <Esc>, and you can scroll through the
list by pressing the <Page Up> or <Page Down> key. Trucks are displayed one at a
time. When you come to the end of the list, the message, "No Such" appears again
on the screen.
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Clear Washout
Clears washout quantity and resets “Washed Out?” to <N>.
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Delete this Truck
Press <F3> to delete the truck currently displayed on the screen. The highlighted
spaces showing numbers and name of driver all go to zero. The count at the top of
the box decreases by one.
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Print ALL Trucks
Press <F4> to print all trucks. This is a printout of every field on the Truck Menu
Screen for all trucks.
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Load truck
Press <F7> to load truck. If you are batching a load of concrete at the same time you
are making changes to the Truck Storage Menu, this key gives you the ability to turn
on the automatic discharge feature without having to return to the Batching Screen.
When you have finished making changes to the Truck Storage Menu, press <F10> to
return to the Storage Menu.
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Materials Storage Menu
This menu will allow you to select any of the material menus, to make changes to bin
names, tolerances, or under and over limits. The display on your video monitor should
resemble the illustration below:
This screen shows the material status blocks at the top of the screen. These blocks
enable you to perform other tasks while a load is batching and still follow the progress of
the batch. Near the bottom of the screen is the title, Material Storage Menu, which tells
you what menu you are looking at. Below this title are the available "F" keys. To call up
a new menu, press the corresponding "F" key. Let’s discuss each of these “F” keys on
the following pages.
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Moisture Storage Menu
This menu lets you set moisture levels in your aggregate bins. You can also set high and
low limits on moisture limits. The screen changes to show the Moisture Storage Screen.
At the top of the screen are four material status blocks: aggregate, cement, admix, and
water. Use these blocks to keep an eye on the load that is batching while you set or
adjust moisture values. See screen below:
The heart of this screen is the box in the center, where you can set the moisture
percentages in all of your aggregate bins. Notice that the first column lists the names of
each aggregate. They appear in the same order as on the Aggregate Storage Menu. To
change the name of an item on the Material column, you'll have to go to the Aggregate
Storage Menu. On this screen you will change only moisture percentages, and limits of
acceptable moisture levels. When you first call up this screen, you will see that the
second column is already highlighted. This column is called Moisture. These are the
actual moisture levels for each of the aggregate bins.
The cursor rests at the first space. You can move it down the column by pressing either
the <Enter> key or the arrow keys. To change the moisture values, just type in over the
existing numbers. You can skip over numbers you do not want to change by pressing
either the <Enter> key or the arrow keys. Once you have entered all of your new
moisture percentages, press <F5> to enter. If you have entered either too small or
too large a number, the Eagle will not accept the new moisture figure. A message will
appear when you press <F5> − "Material Out of Limits" − ,and the values that are not
good will be replaced by stars. See screen on the next page.
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The value you enter in the Moisture column must fall between the values in the Low
Limit and High Limit columns. For example, the Low Limit for sand is 1%, and the
High Limit is 6%, if you try to enter a value of 7% in the Moisture column, the Eagle
will not accept it. In this case, a moisture of 0% or any negative number would also be
out of limits. Your value must fall between the high and low limits listed. You can
change your moisture limits, though. In the case we looked at above, let's say your sand
is completely dry. It has not rained in four weeks, and it is the middle of the hottest
summer in 100 years. Your sand is as dry as a dune. Not only will it not add any
moisture to the mix, but it will absorb some moisture. In other words, you are going to
need to compensate for moisture absorption when your sand is very dry. To do this, you
can put a negative number in the Low Limit column. Then if you want to put a negative
value in the Moisture column, you can. The box in the center screen now shows the limit
columns highlighted. Move the cursor the same way you did in the Moisture column by
pressing the <Enter> key or arrow keys. Type in the new figures over the existing ones.
When you have made all the changes you want, press <F5> to enter the new
limits. Then press F10 to return to the Moisture Menu. Now you are back to the
original Moisture Storage Menu. You may want to re-check and perhaps make new
changes to the Moisture column now that your limits are where you want them. If you
do make additional changes to the Moisture column, make sure you press <F5>
to enter these moistures. If you return to the Material Storage Menu without
entering your changes, they will be lost and you will have to redo your work.
In the column Daily Avg, it displays the average daily aggregate moisture percent. The
Daily Tons tells you how much water you purchased. If you are batching a load of
concrete at the same time you are making changes to the Truck Storage Menu, the <F7>
key gives you the ability to turn on the automatic discharge feature without having to
return to the Batching Screen.
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Aggregate Storage Menu
This menu will help you set limits on the amounts of each aggregate you will use in a
batch. By setting high and low limits you tell the Eagle what amounts are within limits.
For example, this will protect you from calling for too large an amount of sand in a mix
design. Once you set limits, the Eagle will not allow you to batch more or less than these
limits allow.
You can also set tolerances for aggregate. Tolerance is the amount of deviation the
Eagle will allow when you are batching. This is generally a percentage of the target
weight. If you set the tolerance at ±1% for example, you tell the Eagle that the actual
weight must be within 1% of the target weight. Look at the illustration below:
Look at the screen. At the top are the four materials status blocks for aggregate, cement,
admix, and water. If your plant is up and running, these blocks help you keep an eye on
the batch in progress. The center of the screen shows a box with several columns. This
box is where you will do all of your work. Notice that when you first call up this screen,
none of these columns are highlighted.
Your first move will be to look below the box. The title "Aggregate Storage Menu" tells
you what screen you are on. Below this title are four messages, preceded by the "F" keys
you will push to select the message you want.
If you are batching a load of concrete at the same time you are making changes to the
Truck Storage Menu, the <F7> key gives you the ability to turn on the automatic
discharge feature without having to return to the Batching Screen. If you want to enter
new information or make changes to existing Aggregate Storage Menu, press <F5>.
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The menu prompts at the bottom of the screen are replaced by a new pair of instructions.
This is your next step, you must know the password to make changes to this screen.
If you do not want to change the Aggregate Storage Menu, or if you do not know the
correct password, press the <Esc> key to return to the Aggregate Storage Menu without
going further.
The password is a security feature, which allows you to restrict access to this operation.
The cursor rests in the highlighted blank below the "Please enter password" message.
Type in the password and press the <Enter> key. If you type in an incorrect password,
the message "Bad Password" will appear above the box, like in the illustration below:
Notice that the cursor still rests in the answer space, which is now filled with stars. You
can try again, just type another password in right over the stars and press the <Enter>
key once more.
When the correct password is chosen, the box in the center of the screen will change.
All columns are highlighted, and you can make changes in any of them. The message
below the box now says, "Aggregate Edit Menu." Below it are two menu prompts.
For now though, you will want to focus your attention on the box in the center of the
screen. If you fill the space up, the cursor will automatically move one column to the
right. Notice that the cursor moves from left to right when you press the <Enter> key.
This allows you to set up all information for one bin at a time. Let's discuss each of the
items in the box.
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Material
Type in the name of the aggregate you keep in the bin. You can use any combination
of upper and lower case letters, up to eight characters.
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Used
Type in a <Y> if you will be using this bin. If the bin is not operative for some
reason, make sure you have <N> in this space.
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Under
In this space you should type in the smallest amount of sand you will use in a batch.
Type in the number. You can enter up to four digits in this space. If you use all four
digits (1000, for example) the cursor will automatically move to the next column. If
your under limit is only a three digit number (500, for example) you will need to
press the <Enter> key to move the cursor to the next column.
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Over
This is the maximum amount of material (sand in our example) you will allowed per
yard batched. Here you have up to five digits to work with (10000 for example).
These limits will catch you if you make a mistake writing in your mix designs. Let's
say you or another batchman makes a typing error. If this error puts the amount of
aggregate either too low or too high, the Eagle will not accept the mix.
One thing to remember is that you should set your aggregate limits to allow for
moisture compensation. Let's say the maximum limit for sand will be 1000 pounds
per yard. If you have any moisture compensation values in and try to batch 1000
pounds of sand, the Batch Screen will tell you that you are over the limit. What has
happened is that when the Eagle compensated for the moisture, it added sand. If you
have a moisture value of 5%, for example, the Eagle will add approximately 55 more
pounds of sand, putting you over the weight limit. To get around this, figure the
maximum amount of sand you will use. Let's say it is 1,000 pounds, just to keep
things simple. Now calculate the maximum moisture level you will allow and still
batch. Usually this figure is around 9%. Now multiply the two figures:
(Maximum allowable weight per yard) X (maximum moisture level)
In our example this would be 1,000 lbs. X .09 or 9% = 90 lbs. So, 90 lbs is the most
weight you could ever have from moisture compensation. Add this to the over limit
weight and enter the new number (in our example, 1090 lbs.) into the Over column.
Your new over limit now allows for fluctuations weight due to moisture
compensation.
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Tolerances
This column has two numbers. The first blank has a "-" sign in front of it. This is
what is called the Under Tolerance, a certain percentage below the target weight that
will be acceptable or within tolerance. The second blank has a "+" sign in front of it.
It is called the Over Tolerance. This is a certain percentage above the target weight
that will be acceptable or within tolerance. By entering numbers in these spaces
(±1%, for example), you tell the Eagle that as long as it is within 1% of the target
weight it is close enough. Let's say you are batching 10,000 pounds of aggregate.
As long as the actual weight is within 100 pounds, either over or under the target, the
batch will be within tolerance.
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MinTol
Enter a minimum tolerance. This will help you stay in tolerance on small batches.
Imagine trying to batch within one percent on a small batch, like 200 pounds. You
would have to be within 2 pounds in order to stay within tolerance. This kind of
accuracy is hard to get. If you have even a slight bounce on the scales, the reading
may be off. By putting a slightly higher weight in the MinTol column, you can batch
small loads without going out of tolerance. It is suggested that this value be at least
three scale graduations.
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Edit Material Sources
Press <F4> to enter the supplier’s name. These are stored in a hidden screen and
may be printed on the ticket.
Once you have made all changes to the box in the center of the screen, look at the
prompts at the bottom. You will need to record your changes in the memory of the
Eagle, first of all. Press <F5> to enter the new information. Press <F10>
to return to the Material Storage Menu.
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Cement Storage Menu
This menu will help you set limits on the amounts of each cement you will use in a
batch. By setting high and low limits you tell the Eagle what amounts are within limits.
For example, this will protect you from calling for too large an amount of type one in a
mix design. Once you set limits, the Eagle will not allow you to batch more or less than
these limits allow.
You can also set tolerances for cement. Tolerance is the amount of deviation the Eagle
will allow when you are batching. This is generally a percentage of the target weight. If
you set the tolerance at ±1% for example, you tell the Eagle that the actual weight must
be within 1% of the target weight.
Look at the screen. At the top are the four materials status blocks for aggregate, cement,
admix, and water. If your plant is up and running, these blocks help you keep an eye on
the batch in progress. The center of the screen shows a box with several columns. This
box is where you will do all of your work. Notice that when you first call up this screen,
none of these columns are highlighted.
Your first move will be to look below the box. The title "Cement Storage Menu" tells
you what screen you are on. Below this title are four more messages, preceded by the
"F" keys you will push to select them.
If you are batching a load of concrete at the same time you are making changes to the
Truck Storage Menu, the <F7> key gives you the ability to turn on the automatic
discharge feature without having to return to the Batching Screen. If you want to enter
new information or make changes to existing Cement Storage Menu, press <F5>.
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The menu prompts at the bottom of the screen are replaced by new instructions. This is
your next step, you must know the password to make changes to this screen.
If you do not want to change the Cement Storage Menu, or if you do not know the
correct password, press the <Esc> key to return to the Cement Storage Menu without
going further.
The password is a security feature which allows you to restrict access to this operation.
The cursor rests in the highlighted blank below the "Please enter password" message.
Type in the password and press the <Enter> key. If you type in an incorrect password,
the message "Bad Password" will appear above the box, like in the illustration below:
Notice that the cursor still rests in the answer space, which is now filled with stars. You
can try again, just type another password in right over the stars and press the <Enter>
key once more.
When the correct password is chosen, the box in the center of the screen will change.
All columns are highlighted, and you can make changes in any of them. The message
below the box now says, "Cement Edit Menu." Below it are two menu prompts.
For now though, you will want to focus your attention on the box in the center of the
screen. If you fill the space up, the cursor will automatically move one column to the
right. Notice that the cursor moves from left to right when you press the <Enter> key.
This allows you to set up all information for one bin at a time.
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Material
Type in the name of the cement you keep in the bin. You can use any combination
of upper and lower case letters, up to eight characters.
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Used
Type in a <Y> if you will be using this bin. If the bin is not operative for some
reason, make sure you have <N> in this space.
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Type
In the Cement Storage screen the “Type” column indicates whether the cement is
effectively: Cementious, Pozzolanic, or Inert. Flyash is an example of a pozzolanic
cement. This information can be obtained from your cement vendor or Quality
Assurance person.
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Under
In this space you should type in the smallest amount of cement you will use in a
yard. Type in the number. You can enter up to four digits in this space. If you use
all four digits (1000, for example) the cursor will automatically move to the next
column. If your under limit is only a three digit number (100, for example) you will
need to press the <Enter> key to move the cursor to the next column.
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Over
This is the maximum amount of material (type 1 in our example) you will allow per
yard batched. Here you have up to five digits to work with (10000 for example).
These limits will catch you if you make a mistake writing in your mix designs. Let's
say you or another batchman makes a typing error. If this error puts the amount of
cement either too low or too high, the Eagle will not accept the mix.
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Tolerances
This column has two numbers. The first blank has a "-" sign in front of it. This is
what is called the Under Tolerance, a certain percentage below the target weight that
will be acceptable or within tolerance. The second blank has a "+" sign in front of it.
It is called the Over Tolerance. This is a certain percentage above the target weight
that will be acceptable or within tolerance. By entering numbers in these spaces
(±1%, for example) you tell the Eagle that as long as it is within 1% of the target
weight it is close enough. Let's say you are batching 1000 pounds of type one
cement. As long as the actual weight is within 10 pounds, either over or under the
target, the batch will be within tolerance.
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MinTol
Enter a minimum tolerance. This will help you stay in tolerance on small batches.
Imagine trying to batch within one percent on a small batch, like 200 pounds. You
would have to be within 2 pounds in order to stay within tolerance. This kind of
accuracy is hard to get. If you have even a slight bounce on the scales, the reading
may be off. By putting a slightly higher weight in the MinTol column, you can batch
small loads without going out of tolerance. It is suggested that this value be at least
three scale graduations.
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Edit Material Sources
Press <F4> to enter the supplier’s name. These are stored in a hidden screen and
may be printed on the ticket.
Once you have made all changes to the box in the center of the screen, look at the
prompts at the bottom. You will need to record your changes in the memory of the
Eagle, first of all. Press <F5> to enter the new information. Press <F10>
to return to the Material Storage Menu.
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Admix Storage Menu
This menu will help you set limits on the amounts of each admix you will use in a batch.
By setting high and low limits you tell the Eagle what amounts are within limits. For
example, this will protect you from calling for too large an amount of calcium in a mix
design. Once you set limits, the Eagle will not allow you to batch more or less than these
limits allow.
You can also set tolerances for admix. Tolerance is the amount of deviation the Eagle
will allow when you are batching. This is generally a percentage of the target amount. If
you set the tolerance at ±1% for example, you tell the Eagle that the actual amount must
be within 1% of the target amount.
Look at the screen. At the top are the four materials status blocks for aggregate, cement,
admix, and water. If your plant is up and running, these blocks help you keep an eye on
the batch in progress. The center of the screen shows a box with several columns. This
box is where you will do all of your work. Notice that when you first call up this screen,
none of these columns are highlighted.
Your first move will be to look below the box. The title "Admix Storage Menu" tells
you what screen you are on. Below this title are three messages, preceded by the "F"
keys you will push to select them.
If you are batching a load of concrete at the same time you are making changes to the
Truck Storage Menu, the <F7> key gives you the ability to turn on the automatic
discharge feature without having to return to the Batching Screen. If you want to enter
new information or make changes to existing Admix Storage Menu, press <F5>.
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The menu prompts at the bottom of the screen are replaced by new instructions. This is
your next step, you must know the password to make changes to this screen.
If you do not want to change the Admix Storage Menu, or if you do not know the correct
password, press the <Esc> key to return to the Admix Storage Menu without going
further.
The password is a security feature, which allows you to restrict access to this operation.
The cursor rests in the highlighted blank below the "Please enter password" message.
Type in the password and press the <Enter> key. If you type in an incorrect password,
the message "Bad Password" will appear above the box, like in the illustration below:
Notice that the cursor still rests in the answer space, which is now filled with stars. You
can try again, just type another password in right over the stars and press the <Enter>
key once more.
When the correct password is chosen, the box in the center of the screen will change.
All columns are highlighted, and you can make changes in any of them. The message
below the box now says, "Admix Edit Menu." Below it are two menu prompts.
For now though, you will want to focus your attention on the box in the center of the
screen. If you fill the space up, the cursor will automatically move one column to the
right. Notice that the cursor moves from left to right when you press the <Enter> key.
This allows you to set up all information for one bin at a time.
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Material
Type in the name of the admix you keep in the bin. You can use any combination of
upper and lower case letters, up to eight characters.
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Used?
Type in a <Y> if you will be using this bin. If the bin is not operative for some
reason, make sure you have <N> in this space.
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Type
Page up and Page Down will toggle the fields “A”, “R” and “” indicating the
Accelerator type, Water Reducer type or No type for each admix. The Eagle assumes
that only one Accelerator admix type and only one Water Reducer admix type will
be used in each Mix Design. If there is more than one Accelerator type admix and/or
more than one Water Reducer type admix in a Mix Design this feature will be
applied to the first Accelerator admix and first Water Reducer admix.
In the Admix trim field (field #41-52 or #61-72) on the Batch Setup Menu, a prefix
“*” in front of the material name will indicate an Accelerator type admix while the
Water Reducer type admix becomes a non-editable field. The percentage of Water
Reducer admix trim will be modified automatically according to the percentage of
Accelerator type admix trim.
When the Accelerator Admix trim is less than 1.00% the Water Reducer Admix trim
will be 100% (full dosage of Water Reducer Admix). When the Accelerator Admix
trim is 1.00% the Water Reducer Admix trim will be 50%. When the Accelerator
Admix trim is greater or equal to 2.00% the Water Reducer Admix trim will be 0%
(no Water Reducer Admix). When the Accelerator Admix trim is between 1.00%
and 2.00% the Water Reducer trim will be a linear factor.
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CWT
If the “Admix per 100 weight (CWT)?” is set to <Y> in the Extended Plant Option
menu, this column will show on the Admix Storage menu. When set to <Y> on the
Admix Storage menu, admix per 100 weight is selected. The values in the Low
Limit and the High Limit fields are the admix per 100 weight. When performing
limits checking the limits depend on the cement amount. If set to <N> the admix per
volume is selected.
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Under
In this space you should type in the smallest amount of admix you will use in a
batch. Type in the number. You can enter up to three digits before the decimal and
another after in this space. All admix measurements are in ounces. If you use all
four digits (100.5, for example) the cursor will automatically move to the next
column. If your under limit is only a three digit number or less, you will need to
press the <Enter> key to move the cursor to the next column.
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Over
This is the maximum amount of admix (air in our example) you will allowed per
yard batched. Here you can use up to four digits before the decimal and one after.
These limits will catch you if you make a mistake writing in your mix designs. Let's
say you or another batchman makes a typing error. If this error puts the amount of
admix either too low or too high, the Eagle will not accept the mix.
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Water %
This enables you to edit the moisture percentages to compensate the water targets
when setting up loads to batch.
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Tolerances
This column has two numbers. The first blank has a "-" sign in front of it. This is
what is called the Under Tolerance, a certain percentage below the target amount
that will be acceptable or within tolerance. The second blank has a "+" sign in front
of it. It is called the Over Tolerance. This is a certain percentage above the target
amount that will be acceptable or within tolerance. By entering numbers in these
spaces (±1%, for example) you tell the Eagle that as long as it is within 1% of the
target amount it is close enough. With admixes you may want to allow a slightly
larger tolerance. Since many admixes use only a few ounces per yard, a larger
tolerance will give the Eagle more room to work with.
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MinTol
Enter a minimum tolerance. This will help you stay in tolerance on small batches.
Let's say you are batching 10 ounces of air admix. The actual amount, if your
tolerance was set at 1% would have to be within .1 ounces of the target amount.
This kind of accuracy is impossible with the pulse meters or graduated bottles used
to measure admix. By putting a measurable number of ounces in the MinTol
column, you can batch small loads without going out of tolerance.
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Edit Material Sources
Press <F4> to enter the supplier’s name. These are stored in a hidden screen and
may be printed on the ticket.
Once you have made all changes to the box in the center of the screen, look at the
prompts at the bottom. You will need to record your changes in the memory of the
Eagle, first of all. Press <F5> to enter the new information. To return to
the Materials Storage Menu, press <F10>.
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Water Storage Menu
This menu will help you set limits on the amounts of each water you will use in a batch.
By setting high and low limits you tell the Eagle what amounts are within limits. For
example, this will protect you from calling for too many gallons in a mix design. Once
you set limits, the Eagle will not allow you to batch more or less than these limits allow.
You can also set tolerances for water. Tolerance is the amount of deviation the Eagle
will allow when you are batching. This is generally a percentage of the target amount. If
you set the tolerance at ±1% for example, you tell the Eagle that the actual amount must
be within 1% of the target amount.
Look at the screen. At the top are the four materials status blocks for aggregate, cement,
admix, and water. If your plant is up and running, these blocks help you keep an eye on
the batch in progress. The center of the screen shows a box with several columns. This
box is where you will do all of your work. Notice that when you first call up this screen,
none of these columns are highlighted.
Your first move will be to look below the box. The title "Water Storage Menu" tells you
what screen you are on. Below this title are three messages, preceded by the "F" keys
you will push to select them.
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If you are batching a load of concrete at the same time you are making changes to the
Truck Storage Menu, the <F7> key gives you the ability to turn on the automatic
discharge feature without having to return to the Batching Screen. If you want to enter
new information or make changes to existing water storage information, press <F5>.
The menu prompts at the bottom of the screen are replaced by new instructions. This is
your next step, you must know the password to make changes to this screen.
If you do not want to change the Water Storage Menu, or if you do not know the correct
password, press the <Esc> key to return to the Water Storage Menu without going
further.
The password is a security feature, which allows you to restrict access to this operation.
The cursor rests in the highlighted blank below the "Please enter password" message.
Type in the password and press the <Enter> key. If you type in an incorrect password,
the message "Bad Password" will appear above the box, like in the illustration below:
Notice that the cursor still rests in the answer space, which is now filled with stars. You
can try again, just type another password in right over the stars and press the <Enter>
key once more.
When the correct password is chosen, the box in the center of the screen will change.
All columns are highlighted, and you can make changes in any of them. The message
below the box now says, "Water Edit Menu." Below it are two menu prompts.
For now though, you will want to focus your attention on the box in the center of the
screen. If you fill the space up, the cursor will automatically move one column to the
right. Notice that the cursor moves from left to right when you press the <Enter> key.
This allows you to set up all information for one bin at a time.
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Type in the name of the water you keep in the bin. You can use any combination of
upper and lower case letters, up to eight characters.
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Used?
Type in a <Y> if you will be using this bin. If the bin is not operative for some
reason, make sure you have <N> in this space.
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Under
In this space you should type in the smallest amount of water you will use in a batch.
Type in the number, entering up to four digits. Water measurements are in gallons if
measured pounds if weighed. If you use all four digits the cursor will automatically
move to the next column. If your under limit is only a three digit number or less, you
will need to press the <Enter> key to move the cursor to the next column. If you
want the under limit to be zero, type in a 0, or press the space bar to clear out any
other number.
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Over
This is the maximum amount of water you will allow per yard batched. Here you
can use up to five digits. These limits will catch you if you make a mistake writing
in your mix designs. Let's say you or another batchman makes a typing error. If this
error puts the amount of water either too low or too high, the Eagle will not accept
the mix.
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Tolerances
This column has two numbers. The first blank has a "-" sign in front of it. This is
what is called the Under Tolerance, a certain percentage below the target amount
that will be acceptable or within tolerance. The second blank has a "+" sign in front
of it. It is called the Over Tolerance. This is a certain percentage above the target
amount that will be acceptable or within tolerance. By entering numbers in these
spaces
(±1%, for example) you tell the Eagle that as long as it is within 1% of the target
amount it is close enough.
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MinTol
Enter a minimum tolerance. This will help you stay in tolerance on small batches.
Let's say you are batching 10 gallons of water. The actual amount if your tolerance
was set at 1% would have to be within .1 gallons of the target amount. You can try
all you want, but you will not be able to measure out .1 gallons with a pulse meter.
This means that if you are only off by a gallon you will exceed the limit called for in
the mix design. By putting a measurable number of gallons in the MinTol column,
you can batch small loads without going out of tolerance.
Once you have made all changes to the box in the center of the screen, look at the
prompts at the bottom. First of all, you will need to record your changes in the memory
of the Eagle. Press <F5> to enter the new information. Press <F10> to
return to the Material Storage Menu. To return to the Storage Menu, press <F10>.
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Note:
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This screen will ONLY appear if you have Eagle Order
Entry/Ticket Printing Paid Option.
Use this screen to list any extra products you use or sell on your plant. Extra products
usually means concrete-related material like rebar which many plants sell to their
customers, along with the concrete. This list of Extra Products can be called up when
setting up orders on the Order Menu. The line at the top of the menu lists the number of
extra products currently stored in the menu.
You can store up to 50 Extra Products on this menu, and the Eagle will store them in
numerical order from the smallest to the largest ID number. The left side of the menu
displays information about a specific product. When you first come into this menu, the
Eagle will display the first product on the list.
Specific information displayed on this part of the menu includes the ID number, a
description of the product, a unit price, a space for the amount of tax, and a per yards
field, which allows the Extra Product quantity to be multiplied by the number of yards or
meters batched when the ticket is set up. The price and tax information will also be
automatically figured into the Batch Setup when you select this Extra Product. And
later, all this information will be recorded on the Ticket Summary Menu, which holds a
record of all tickets batched during the day.
The right side of the Extra Product Menu has five columns for ID numbers. Each
column displays up to 10 ID numbers. This means that the ID numbers for all of your 50
Extra Products are always displayed for easy access.
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Enter an Extra Product
You may want to enter a new product into the Extra Product storage. To do this, you
must have the Extra Product Menu displayed with the cursor blinking in the first line
on the left side of the main box. The screen should look like the illustration at the
beginning of this section. The cursor is already in the first space of the line for ID.
Type in the new ID name or number. There is space for up to eight letters or
numbers. Then press the <Enter> key to move the cursor down to the next blank.
Type in a description of the product. You have space for up to 24 characters. Type
in the price, placing a decimal in the space if you need to. Press the <Enter> key
again. Type in the tax rate that is appropriate for the location where you are doing
business. The amount of tax will automatically be added to the final price. Press the
<Enter> key again. Finally, enter a <Y> or <N> response for the Per yds? field.
This will determine if the pricing needs to be multiplied by the total yards to
calculate pricing. When you have entered correct information in each blank, press
<F5> to enter this Extra Product. Notice that the new ID appears in the ID list on
the right of the box, and the number of extra products, the "n of 50 used," increases
by one.
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Add an Extra Product
You can add extra products at any time, simply by typing in new information over
what is currently displayed in the fields on the left side of the menu. As long as you
type in a new ID number, the Eagle will save both the new extra product and the one
that you just typed over. If you do not change the ID number when adding a new
extra product to the menu, the Eagle will substitute the new information for the old
and will end up changing an existing product rather than adding a new one.
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Find an Extra Product
To call up a particular product, you can scroll up or down through the list of extra
products by pressing the <Page Up> or <Page Down> key. You can go down
through the list by pressing the <Page Down> key, and back up to the first item on
the list by pressing the <Page Up> key. If you get to the last item on the extra
products list and press the <Page Down> key, a message, "No Such", will appear to
tell you that you are at the end of the list. This message will also appear if you are at
the beginning of the list and press the <Page Up> key. At the top of the list you can
only scroll down, and at the bottom of the list you can only scroll up. If you do not
want to find a product this way, you can use another method. First, press <F1> to
find an extra product. The menu prompts at the bottom of the screen are replaced by
a long narrow box, which should look like the illustration below:
Notice that the cursor blinks in the first space of the highlighted space. You will
type the ID name or number as it appears in the ID columns of the main box above.
If you type in an incorrect ID name or number, the highlighted space fills with stars
and the message "No Such" appears. Look at the illustration below:
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Since the ID names or numbers for each product are always displayed, just check
again to make sure you have typed in the correct ID. You can press the <Esc> key to
return back to the Extra Products Menu if you do not want to select an item from the
list. When you enter the correct ID, the selected product will appear in the
highlighted lines in the left of the box. Now you can make changes to any of the
features. For example, you may want to adjust the price or the tax rate, change the
description, or even the ID. If you make any changes, press <F5> to enter
the new product. As long as you do not change the ID, the Eagle will simply
replace the new product for the old so that you can never have two products with the
same ID. But if you do change the ID, then you have also created a new product.
You will see both products on the list, each with its own ID. Also, the number along
the top right corner of the box will increase if you change the ID. If you only make
changes to an existing product, then the number will not change.
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Toggle Units
Toggle by pressing the “F2 = Toggle Units” the Per /?, will be set to Yd3, M3, or
Load.
- If the Per /?… field is set to “yd3” the quantity of extra product will be based on
the batch size in customary units.
- If the Per / ?… field is set to “m3” the quantity of extra product will be based on
the batch size in metric units.
- If the Per /?… field is set to “Load” the quantity of extra product will be based
on per load.
For example: Extra Product: color, Unit price $12 on the Extra Product Storage
Menu; Qty:5 Load size: 10 yards. If the “Per /?” is set to yd3, the price of color for
this order will be 5 * 10 * $12 = $600. If the “Per /?” is set to m3, the price of color
for this order will be 5 * 7.65 * $12 = $459. If the “Per /?” is set to Load, the price
of color for this order will be 5 * $12 = $60.
If the Allow Dual Units is set to “N” the “Per /?” will only have two choices
depending on the Base Plant Units.
- For Base Plant Units set to metric you would only have Load and m3.
- For Base Plant Units set to customary you would only have Load and yd3.
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Delete an Extra Product
You may want to delete one of the extra products stored on this screen. To do this,
follow a simple two step procedure. First, display the item you want to delete in the
highlighted blocks on the left of the main box. You can select it either by pressing
the <Page Up> or <Page Down> key, or by pressing <F1> and typing in the ID.
Make sure that you have the item you want to delete displayed on the left section of
the main box − ID, price, tax, description − before you go on to step two. Second, to
delete the Extra Product displayed in the highlighted spaces of the box, press <F3>.
Make sure that the product displayed is the one you want to delete. Once you press
<F3>, the Eagle will wipe this product off the screen and off the list on the right of
the box. Notice that the number in the top right corner of the main box, "n of 25
used," has decreased by one each time you delete a product. The next item on the
list appears in the highlighted spaces.
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Print Extra Products
At some time, you may want to print a list of your extra products onto paper for
your records. To do this, just press <F4>. The Eagle will print each item on the
Extra Products List as they appear in the highlighted spaces on the screen − with ID,
price, tax, and product description.
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Load Truck
If you are batching a load of concrete at the same time you are making changes to the
Extra Products Menu, this key gives you the ability to turn on the automatic
discharge feature without having to return to the Batching Screen. You will not need
to use this "F" key if you are not batching while you are on this screen.
To return to the Storage Menu, press <F10>.
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Materials Menu
Use this menu to record any deliveries of material that your plant receives. By entering
all your received materials here, you can track them more easily. Everything you record
on this screen is automatically counted in the inventory records. Compare your screen to
the illustration below:
In the menu are the titles for several items: Material, , Ticket #, Qty Del, Truck #,
Supplier, Time Entered, and Hauler. At the bottom of the menu is a highlighted area
where you will record the information for each delivery.
• Material
To choose the material name press the <Page Up> or <Page Down> keys until the
material name appears.
Note:
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screen. If you are receiving a new material, you have
to designate a bin for it in the appropriate Material
Storage Menu before you can record the delivery.
Ticket #
Allows you to record the number of the invoice or delivery ticket for more accurate
record keeping. You can skip this column by pressing the space bar. Press <Enter>
to move the cursor to the last highlighted column.
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Type in the amount of the delivery, and press <Enter> to move the cursor to the next
column.
Aggregate and Cement are recorded in pounds. Admix is recorded in gallons. On
the Inventory Menus, weights for aggregates and cements are automatically
converted to tons.
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Truck #
Enter the truck number.
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Supplier
Type in the supplier's name.
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Hauler
Type in the haulers name.
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Time Entered
Notice that the Menu displays up to ten orders after they have been entered. Notice
also that the time and date appears automatically under this column when you press
<F5>.
The Eagle stores up to 100 deliveries in the Delivery.8 file, though it only displays 3 on
the screen. If you have a printer, and are not printing each delivery out at the same time
you enter it onto the screen, the Eagle will flash a message once you have entered 100
deliveries. The message tells you to print out a list of deliveries before you can enter in
any more. No further entries will be allowed until the list is printed.
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Change Material Type
The first step in recording a delivery is choosing the material. Press <F1> to select
between aggregate, cement, and admix. (Any extra materials are recorded and stored
in the Extra Products Menu.) In the highlighted space at the bottom of the Material
column, you will see the name of the aggregate, cement, or admix stored in bin one.
Use the <Page Up> or <Page Down> key to select the specific type of material. The
Eagle will display the names of each material currently assigned to a bin. These are
the names listed in the storage menus for aggregates, cements, and admixes. Each
time you press the <Page Up> key, the Eagle will toggle up through the list. Toggle
down through the list by pressing the <Page Down> key.
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Clear All Received Materials
You can clear all received materials by pressing <F2> or you can go to the End of
Day menu to clear deliveries.
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Print Received Materials List
To print a list of all received materials for the day, press <F4> or you can print
deliveries from the End of Day menu.
Warning: The General Plant Options Menu has a <Y> or <N>
feature that automatically prints out a record of
each received material at the time you enter it on
the Received Materials Menu. If your Eagle uses
only one printer, you will probably want to make
sure that this feature is turned OFF. For more
information, refer to the section on the General
Plant Options Menu in Chapter 2, "Setting up the
Plant."
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Enter this Received Material
Once you have typed in the information for the order, you need to enter it into the
Eagle's memory by pressing <F5>. If you have made a typing error, you can move
the cursor from one column to the next with the arrow keys.
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Load Truck
Note the Material Status Blocks at the top of the screen above the Menu. These
features enable you to keep track of a load of concrete that is batching at the same
time you are recording Received Materials. Once the load is ready to be discharged
into the truck, you can do so without having to return to the Batching Menu.
To return to the Storage Menu, press <F10>.
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Batching Menu
Use this screen to batch concrete. You could call this the primary work screen since this
screen displays each step of the weigh up and discharge process. When you tell the
Eagle to batch a load, it automatically switches to this screen. It is true that you can go
to any other screen within the Batching Menu section while the Eagle is batching
concrete. For example, you might want to set up the next batch, or many times you may
want to use the Batching Menu to watch each phase of the batching and loading
sequence. Look at the illustration below. The F2 = Customers, F3 = Orders, and F4 =
Ticket Stack keys will only appear if you have Order Entry/Ticket Printing Paid Option.
Only the F4 = Ticket Stack key will appear if you have Communications Paid Option.
Scan through the following sections for explanations of each part of this Batching
Screen.
Material Status Blocks
Take a good look at your screen, using the illustration to make sure you are on the right
menu. The name of the current menu appears just below the middle of the screen. It
should say, "Batching Menu." For every menu you will come to, the name will always
appear in this same place on the screen. At the top of the screen are four blocks − the
material status blocks. Note that there is one for Aggregate, Cement, Admix, and Water.
These boxes tell you the status of each material, with cues like: "Ready," "Manual,"
"Batch," "Start," "Done," "Load," "Hold," "Dump." Notice that in the illustration, the
message in each box is "Ready." This is always where the status message will appear.
Further on we will discuss what each word means, for now, just remember that the
purpose of this status message is to keep the batchman aware of each phase of the batch.
The boxes for cement and aggregate also include scale readouts which show the current
weight on each scale. The readout for water is displayed in gallons if it is metered, and
pounds if weighed.
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From the Batching/Storage Menu, every screen you can go to will display these material
status blocks. This means that no matter what menu you are on, as long as it is a part of
either the Batching operations or the Storage Operations, you will be able to keep track
of a load as it is batching while you perform other functions. You can watch the scale
readouts to see the weight increasing on the scales. While the load is batching, the status
message next to the scale readouts should change with each phase of the batch. Here is a
list of possible prompts that will appear in the material status blocks during weigh up and
discharge.
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Ready
Means that the weigh bin is empty, discharge gates are shut, and the bin is ready to
begin weighing up the next batch.
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Batch
Indicates that material is being batched into the weigh hopper.
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Done
Tells you when weigh up of material is complete.
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Load
Means material is ready to be discharged into truck or mixer.
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Hold
Appears during discharge; material is waiting for its turn. Discharge sequence is set
on Plant Setup Menu. The Eagle will hold during discharge according to the rules
you set for it on those setup screens.
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Dump
Means that material is discharging. Watch the aggregate and cement scale weights
decrease as material falls out of the bin. Water, if weighed, will also decrease, and if
metered, the number of gallons will increase during discharge.
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Done
Discharge is complete for this material. When each material completes discharge
this message will appear.
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Ready
This is the message we began with above. All weigh bins are empty (within scale
tolerances), and discharge gates are closed. The Eagle is ready to begin weighing up
the next batch.
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Material Display for Batching and Discharge
Below these status blocks is the main part of the screen, a large box. This box in turn is
divided into smaller sections. In this box you will be able to watch each material as it
weighs up and then discharges. Some of the information will be similar to what you see
at the material status blocks, but most of what you look at here in the main box is more
detailed and will be of more use to you. Let's look at the screen below:
There are column titles along the top of each side of the main box: Material, Target,
Actual, and Status. Note that these titles are the same on both sides of the box. Locate
these titles on your screen now. Locate two spaces below the heading on the left,
numbered 1 and 2, and two spaces below the heading on the right, numbered 3 and 4. If
you are looking at this screen for the first time, these spaces will be blank. Later, when
you have begun batching, these spaces will show each material you are using in the
current batch.
In the number 1 space, the upper left hand space of the box, you will see all the
aggregates, listed by material name, target weight, actual weight, and status (status is a
word that tells you what part of the batching or loading stage the material is at, ex. Fast,
Slow, Jog, Done, Over, or Under).
Below aggregates you will see a similar breakdown of cements, in space number 2. Up
to three cements will be listed by material name, target weight, actual weight after they
have been batched, and status.
In the upper right hand space, number 3 on the illustration above, you will find a list of
admixes. You can include up to six admixes per batch on this screen. Each admix called
for in a batch will show target amount, the actual amount once batching is completed,
and a status word.
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Below admixes you will see the display for waters, which is in space number 4. You can
batch up to two waters, and each is listed by name, target amount and actual amount
batched once discharge is complete. If you are weighing water, the target will be shown
in pounds, and it will begin weighing up with the other materials. If you are metering
water directly into the truck, as with most dry batch plants, the water will count up as it
discharges. As for the other materials, the status word indicates each phase of the
batching and discharge sequence.
At the bottom of the box there are two more lines, which are separated by a line. You
can select the information that you want displayed on your Batch Screen. Possible
information that you might want to include in this section: Mix ID, Mix Description,
Customer Name, Truck Number and Load Rate, Batch Number, and Batch Size. These
are just suggestions. If you want to select options for this part of the screen, refer to the
Plant Setup in Chapter Two for Batch Screen Options section for a list of all options and
an explanation of how to choose options.
While you are on the Batching Screen, you will not be able to alter the information that
appears here. These lines are only intended to inform you of particular features of the
current batch. If you want to change the Mix Design, the Truck, or the Batch Size, you
will have to move to the Batch Setup Screen.
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Menu Prompts
At the bottom of the Batching Menu screen are the menu prompts. These are the
selections you can make from this screen. Each of the five "F" keys listed on the left will
bring you to a new screen. You will want to create a list of customers that your plant
sells concrete to, and also list orders that come in during the day. Stacking tickets that
are ready to batch will help keep your plant running at top speed. You will probably
want to look at these menus if you are not familiar with what they do.
The next few sections explore in more detail each of these screens. First, let’s discuss
the workings of the first three “F” keys. These are concerned with setting up materials,
mix designs, orders, customers, etc. After detailing the workings of these screen, the rest
of the chapter will be devoted to the process of batching concrete.
Storage Menu
Refer to this section in Chapter Four.
Customers Menu
Appears only with Order Entry/Ticket Printing Paid Option. This optional screen allows
you to keep a record of up to 200 customers that your plant does business with. If you
have expanded memory, you will be able to keep a record of up to 1000 customers. On
the Customers Menu, you can record a billing address and particular billing information.
When you select this menu from the Batching Menu, your screen should resemble the
illustration below:
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At the top of your screen is a line of four small blocks. These are the material status
blocks, which help you keep an eye on the progress of a load of concrete as it is being
batched and discharged. For more details, refer back to the beginning of this chapter in
the section on Batching Menu. Below the material status blocks is the main box of the
Customer Menu screen. Along the top border of the box is a message that tells you how
many customers you have listed. You can store up to 200 customers in the Eagle's
memory. If you have expanded memory, you will be able to keep a record of up to 1000
customers. The first time you select this screen, the message will say "0 out of 200 used
(1000 if expanded memory is present)." But as you enter in customer information that
first number will increase with every customer you add. It will decrease by one for each
customer that you delete.
Most of the important information on this screen is located inside this main box. There
are four different items: Customer ID, COD (Y/N)?, a three line billing address, and a
three line space for telephone numbers and a name of a contact, if you want to include
that. Near the bottom of the screen are the "F" keys, located below Customer Menu.
Let’s discuss each of the "F" keys you see listed on the Customer Screen.
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Find a Customer
You can find a customer in two ways: one is to scroll up or down through the list,
displaying each customer one at a time in the main box. To go up through the list,
press the <Page Up> key. To go down through the list, press the <Page Down> key.
When you come to the end of the list, the message, "No Such" appears on the screen,
telling you that you can go no further. But you can reverse direction simply by
pressing the other key.
The second way to find a customer is to use the <F1> key. Look down below the
title "Customer Menu" and locate the notation for <F1>. It says "FIND a Customer."
Press <F1> on your keyboard. The menu at the bottom of the screen is replaced by a
long narrow box with two messages in it. The bottom of your Customer Menu
screen should now look like the illustration below:
If you want to return to the Customer Menu, press the <Esc> key. If you want to
find a customer, type in the Customer ID . Notice that the cursor is already resting in
the answer space. After you type in the name, press the <Enter> key.
If you enter a name that does not match a customer name in the Customer Menu, the
screen will flash a message, "Not Found."
The cursor is at the beginning of the space again, and you just have to type the
correct name over the stars. Once you enter a correct customer name, that customer
entry will appear in the main box in the middle of the screen, and the original
Customer Menu prompts return.
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Print a List of Customers
You may want to print a list of customers from time to time, to have a list of
customers on paper. From the Customer Menu, press <F4> to print a list of
customers. The Customer Menu prompts will be replaced by a long narrow box at
the bottom of the screen. See illustration below:
Notice that the top line, "Print all customers - Short Form," is highlighted. You can
use the arrow keys to move this highlighting bar from one line to the other. In this
way you select either the Short or the Long Form customer list. Once you select the
printing option that you want, press the <Enter> key to begin printing. If the printer
is not connected, a message, "Printer not Available," will appear.
Check to make sure that the printer is connected to the Eagle, that it is turned on, on
line, and that the Eagle knows you are using a printer. You may need to go back to
the General Plant Options screen, located with the other setup features on the Plant
Setup Menu in Chapter Two.
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Short Form
Prints out a list that includes the Customer ID, COD (Y/N)?, a telephone number
and the full name of the customer, from the Billing Address. Each customer
takes up only one line.
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Long form
Prints out the Customer ID, COD (Y/N)?, a full three-line address, and all three
lines from the telephone space on the Customer Screen. Instead of each
customer occupying one line, each customer takes up three lines.
Edit Items on the Customer Menu
You can do three things on the Customer Menu that are considered editing functions:
First, you can add a new customer; second, you can change a customer already on
the list, or third, you can delete a customer already on the list.
From the Customer Menu, press <F5> to edit customer list. The Customer Menu
prompts are replaced by a long narrow box at the bottom of the screen. Compare the
illustration below to your screen display.
If you do not want to edit the customer list, or if you do not know the correct
password, press the <Esc> key to return to the Customer Menu without going
further.
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The password is a security feature which allows you to restrict access to this
operation. The cursor rests in the highlighted blank below the "Please enter
password" message. Type in the password and press the <Enter> key. If you type in
an incorrect password, the message "Bad Password" will appear above the box, like
in the illustration below:
You must know the password to add, change, or delete customers from the list. If
you do not know the password, press the <Esc> key to return to the Customer Menu.
If you do know the password, type it and press the <Enter> key. The screen will
change slightly. The long narrow box at the bottom of the screen now has a different
set of instructions. Compare the box on your screen to the illustration below:
Note that the first option on the list, "ADD a customer," is highlighted. Use the
down arrow key to highlight either of the other two options. When you have
highlighted the option that you want, select it by pressing the <Enter> key. If you do
not want to select any of these editing options, press the <Esc> key to return to the
Customer Menu.
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Add a Customer
Let's say that you want to add a customer to the existing customer list. From the
Customer Menu, press <F5>. The Eagle will ask for a password. Type in the
password, then select "ADD a customer" by pressing the <Enter> key when this
option is highlighted.
Once you select the "ADD a customer" option, the features of the main box in
the middle of the screen will change. Notice that whatever information was on
the screen is now gone, replaced by large highlighted blocks. It is in these
highlighted blocks that you will type the new customer information. See
illustration below:
You can see that there are four items of information that you will have to fill out
for your new customer. This information will later be used by the Eagle when
you are writing up an order for this customer. You will save time because you
will not have to retype billing information, billing address, and the telephone
number.
1. Customer ID
In this space you will type the customer name. Since you only have eight
spaces, you may need to use an abbreviation, or a shortened form of the
name. This is all right since the full name can be included with the billing
address, further down. This customer name is like an ID. You will need to
refer to the customer by that same name each time you write a new order, or
when you are trying to locate the customer on the list, using <F1>. Type in
the name. You can also use numbers if you want. When you have typed the
name and checked to make sure there are no misspellings, move on to the
next blank either by pressing the down arrow key or the <Enter> key.
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2. COD (Y/N)?
Notice that this space already has the letter <N>, for no. If you do not want
to bill this customer COD, then skip over the space by pressing the <Enter>
key or the down arrow key. If you do want to bill this customer, change the
letter simply by typing a <Y> over the <N>. By selecting <Y>, the pricing
information will appear on Delivery Tickets. By selecting <N>, pricing
information will not be printed on Delivery Tickets. Press either <Enter> or
the down arrow key to move to the next item.
3. Billing Address
You have three lines for the billing address. In most cases, this will be
enough space for the name of the company, the street and number, and the
city, state, and zip code. Once you fill up the first line the cursor will
automatically wrap to the beginning of the next line. But more than likely,
you will want to move the cursor down yourself by pressing either the down
arrow or the <Enter> key. Once you have typed in the address and checked
it over to make sure that there are no mistakes, move the cursor down to the
last block, again, using the down arrow or the <Enter> key.
4. Telephone #
You also have three lines for the customer's telephone number. This might
come in handy since there may be two customer telephone numbers that you
want to keep on record. Also, there is space for the name of a contact
person, if you want to include something like that.
After you have typed in all the information on your new customer, press
<F5> to enter. Notice that each time you add a customer, the number on
the top right corner of the main box increases by one.
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Change this Customer
Let's say that you want to change some information about an existing customer.
From the Customer Menu, you will need to do two things: First, find the
customer you want to change, and second, select the "CHANGE this customer"
option from the edit features. Use the <Page Up> or <Page Down> key to scroll
through the list of customers until you find the customer entry that you want to
change. Or use the <F1> key and type in the customer name if you do not want
to go paging through your customer list. You must have the customer entry that
you want to change displayed inside the main box first, before you press <F5> to
select the edit features. If you do not remember how to find a customer, go back
to the section in this chapter called "Find a Customer."
Once you have the customer entry that you want to change displayed inside the
main box, press <F5> to select the edit functions. Enter the password, and then
use the arrow key to highlight the edit option, "CHANGE this customer." Then
select the option by pressing the <Enter> key.
Once you select "CHANGE this customer" from the options, the information
displayed in the main box will become highlighted. All the customer
information is still there, but now that it is highlighted you can make changes to
any of it. Use either the down arrow key or the <Enter> key to skip over the
lines that you do not want to change. Change the information on any line, just
by typing over.
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When you are ready to enter the changes made to the customer entry, press
<F5>. If you have not changed the customer ID, the Eagle will ask you a
question, which appears at the bottom of the screen, and should look like this:
What this means is that the Eagle now sees that it has two customer entries with
the same Customer ID. Either you must replace the old customer entry with the
one you have just changed (this is what you will want to do in most cases), or
you will have to change the Customer ID on the entry you have just edited.
If you want to replace the old with the new, just press a <Y>. The Eagle will
return to the Customer Menu, and the new version of the customer entry is now
in the Eagle's memory. If you do not want to lose the old version of the customer
entry, press <N>. This returns you to the Edit Menu, and you will have to assign
a new Customer ID to the new entry. Once you do that, press <F5>. This
records the new customer entry into the Eagle's memory and also returns you to
the Customer Menu.
Note:
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If you change the Customer ID at all, the Eagle
will create a new customer entry. The reason for
this is that once you change the Customer ID, the
Eagle creates a new customer.
Delete this Customer
Let's say that you want to delete an existing customer from the customer list.
From the Customer Menu, you will need to do two things: First, find the
customer you want to delete, and second, select the "DELETE this customer"
option from the edit features. Use the <Page Up> or <Page Down> key to scroll
through the list of customers until you find the customer entry that you want to
delete. Or use the <F1> key and type in the Customer ID if you do not want to
go paging through your customer list. You must have the customer entry that
you want to delete displayed inside the main box first, before you press <F5> to
select the edit features. If you do not remember how to find a customer, go back
to the section in this chapter called "Find a Customer."
Once you have the customer entry that you want to delete displayed inside the
main box, press <F5> to select the edit functions. Enter the password, and then
use the arrow key to highlight the edit option, "DELETE this customer." Then
select the option by pressing the <Enter> key.
Once you select "DELETE this customer" from the options and press the
<Enter> key, you will wipe out that entry. The customer that was displayed in
the main box in the middle of the screen has been wiped out, and now all that is
left of that customer is a lot of blank space. Notice too that the total number of
customers on the list has decreased by one.
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Load Truck
No doubt you have noticed the one "F" key option on the Customer Menu that we
have not yet discussed − "F7 = LOAD Truck." If you are batching a load of concrete
at the same time you are making changes to the Customer Menu, this key gives you
the ability to turn on the automatic discharge feature without having to return to the
batching screen. If you are not batching, then you will not have to use this option.
When you are ready to return to the Batching Menu, press <F10>.
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Orders Menu
Appears only with Order Entry/Ticket Printing Paid Option. Track up to 300 orders
using this optional screen. After assigning an order number and telling the Eagle the
name of the customer, the Eagle will automatically use the customer information so that
you can set up an order quickly without repetition. You tell the Eagle the price of
concrete per yard and how many yards the customer wants with this order. The Eagle
will automatically total the amount of yards actually delivered and keep track of the
number of loads you have batched toward completing the order.
Also, the Eagle will incorporate the Extra Products Storage Menu by remembering which
Extra Products the plant offers. By telling the Eagle when you will include Extra
Products, you automatically call up the Extra Products Menu without having to leave the
Order menu. If you have purchased this option, your operators will have to write up an
order first before you can batch a load of concrete. This way you will have a record for
every load of concrete that your plant operators batch. See illustration below:
Note the material status blocks at the top of the screen. As stated before in preceding
chapters, these blocks with their scale readouts and status words help the operator keep
an eye on the load currently batching while performing other tasks. For a more detailed
explanation of the material status blocks, refer back to the beginning of this chapter
entitled Batching Menu.
In the middle of the screen is the main box, which displays a number of different bits of
information. You will fill in some of these blocks when you set up an order, and other
items the Eagle will take care of automatically. The illustration shows blanks after each
item, but if you have any orders on your list, one of them will be displayed on the screen.
Whenever you call up the Order Entry Screen, the first order will be displayed in the
main box.
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The Titles in the top half of the box are preset, but you can define the titles for the items
down near the bottom of the box. Look at the illustration below. Those items with user
definable titles are marked with an asterisks. Along the top line of the main box, near the
right corner is the number of orders in the order list. Before you have typed any orders,
the message will say "0 of 100 used." For each order that you enter, this number will
increase by one. For each order you delete the number will decrease by one.
Along the bottom line of the main box is another message. This message changes for
each order displayed. It says, "Entered:" and then the time and date that the current order
was entered into the Eagle's memory. Below the main box, at the bottom of your screen,
you will see the "Order Menu," complete with the "F" keys you can use to perform
certain tasks.
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Find an Order
You can find an order in two ways: one way is to scroll up or down through the list,
displaying each order one at a time in the main box. To go up through the list, press
the <Page Up> key. To go down through the list, press the <Page Down> key.
When you come to the end of the list, the message, "No Such" appears on the screen,
telling you that you can go no further. But you can reverse direction simply by
pressing the other key.
The second way to find an order is to use the <F1> key. Look down below the title
"Order Menu" and locate the notation for <F1>. It says "FIND an Order." Press
<F1> on your keyboard. The menu at the bottom of the screen is replaced by a long
narrow box, with two messages in it. The bottom of your Order Entry screen should
now look like the illustration below:
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If you want to return to the Order Menu, press the <Esc>key. If you want to find an
order, type in the order number. Notice that the cursor is already resting in the
answer space. After you type in the number, press the <Enter> key. If you enter a
number that does not match an order number in the Order Menu, the screen will flash
a message, "Not Found."
Do not worry, you can type in another number without any big problems. The cursor
is at the beginning of the space again, and you just have to type the correct number
over the stars. Once you enter a correct order number, that order entry will appear in
the main box in the middle of the screen, and the original Order Menu prompts
return.
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Extra Products
By pressing <F2>, you can look at the extra products being sold with the current
order (the current order is the one displayed in the main box). The Extra Products
screen pops up in the middle of the main box and can display up to six extra products
for each order. You can just look at it to see the Quantity, Per /?, ID, Product
Description, Tax, and Unit Price for each product, or you can make changes to this
information.
Notice that along with the pop up Extra Products table, there is also a new menu and
new prompts below it. When you press <F2>, your screen should change and
resemble the illustration below:
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You can edit the Extra Products by pressing <F5>. Now all the columns are
highlighted, which means you can move the cursor to any of them. You can change
any of the information currently on the screen, or you can add new items by typing in
new ID names or numbers. Use the arrow keys or the <Enter> key to move the
cursor from one space to the next. You can type new information right over the lines
you want to change. You can blank out a space by pressing the space bar.
When you have made all the changes you want, press <F5> to enter the
products. This will record the changes into the Eagle's permanent memory. It
will also return you back to the Order Menu.
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Concrete Volume Calculator
Used to determine the yardage of concrete required. It lists different usage of
concrete. By entering the dimension of the concrete, you will be able to calculate
yardage required for slabs, footings, walls, steps, and cylinders or piers. You can
enter the dimension for each specific category, and you will get a total for all at the
bottom of the screen. The hot key for this screen is <Alt><V> or <Alt><C>. Look
at the screen below.
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Clear Calculator
Zeros out all fields to begin new calculation.
Once you enter in the length, width, height, depth, landing, etc., the Eagle will
automatically calculate the amount of concrete needed. When the <F5> key is
pressed, the original Order Screen appears with the newly calculated yardage
inserted into the Qty Ord: field. Otherwise, press <F10> to return to the Order
Menu.
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Print a List of Orders
You may want to print a list of orders from time to time, to have a list of orders on
paper. From the Order Menu, press <F4> to print a list of orders. The Order Menu
prompts will be replaced by a long narrow box at the bottom of the screen. Compare
your screen to the illustration below:
Notice that the top line, "Print all orders - Short Form," is highlighted. You can use
the arrow keys to move this highlighting bar from one line to the other. In this way
you select either the Short or the Long Form order list. Once you select the printing
option that you want, press the <Enter> key to begin printing. If the printer is not
connected, a message, "Printer not Available," will appear.
Check to make sure that the printer is connected to the Eagle, that it is turned on, on
line, and that the Eagle knows you are using a printer. You may need to go back to
the General Plant Options screen, located with the other setup features on the Plant
Setup Menu in Chapter Two.
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Short Form
The Short Form lists each individual order by Order ID, Customer ID, Quantity
Ordered, Quantity Delivered, Total Number of Loads, and the Total Charge. It
will not tell you whether the amount was paid by COD or billed. Each entry fits
on one line. At the end of the Short Form the Eagle tells you total quantity
ordered, and total delivered. It tells you how many loads your plant delivered. It
also prints billing information, including a COD subtotal and a subtotal of the
amount on account, as well as a grand total.
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Long form
The Long Form prints out the information that you see on your order screen. It
prints out each order on its own page, showing all the information that would
appear on the screen, including an additional space for extra products. At the
end of the Long Form the Eagle tells you total quantity ordered, and total
delivered. It tells you how many loads your plant delivered. It also prints billing
information, including a COD subtotal and a subtotal of the amount on account,
as well as a grand total.
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Edit Orders
You can do three things on the Order Menu that are considered editing functions:
First, you can add a new order; second, you can change an order already on the list,
or third, you can delete an order already on the list.
From the Order Menu, press <F5> to edit order list. The Order Menu prompts are
replaced by a long narrow box at the bottom of the screen. Compare the illustration
below to your screen display.
If you do not want to edit the order list, or if you do not know the correct password,
press the <Esc> key to return to the Order Menu without going further.
The password is a security feature which allows you to restrict access to this
operation. The cursor rests in the highlighted blank below the "Please enter
password" message. Type in the password and press the <Enter> key. If you type in
an incorrect password, the message "Bad Password" will appear above the box, like
in the following illustration:
You must know the password to add, change, or delete orders from the list. If you do
not know the password, press the <Esc> key to return to the Order Menu. If you do
know the password, type it and press the <Enter> key. The screen will change
slightly. The long narrow box at the bottom of the screen now has a different set of
instructions. Compare the box on your screen to the illustration below:
ADD an order
Esc to exit
CHANGE this order
DELETE this order
Note that the first option on the list, "ADD an order," is highlighted. Use the down
arrow key to highlight either of the other two options. When you have highlighted
the option that you want, select it by pressing the <Enter> key. If you do not want to
select any of these editing options, press the <Esc> key to return to the Order Menu.
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Let's say that you want to add an order to the existing order list. From the Order
Menu, press <F5>. The Eagle will ask for a password. Type in the password,
then select "ADD an order," by pressing the <Enter> key when this option is
highlighted.
If you want more explicit instruction on getting from the Order Menu to this
point, refer to the beginning of this section, which will take you through each
step.
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Once you select the "ADD an order" option, the features of the main box in the
middle of the screen will change. Notice that whatever information was on the
screen is now gone, replaced by large highlighted blocks. It is in these
highlighted blocks that you will type the new order information. Compare the
main box on your screen to the illustration below:
You can see that there are many items of information that you will have to fill
out for your new order. This information will help you track the loads that you
have batched on the plant.
1. Order
You assign an order number, which will act as an ID number for this
particular order. Type in the name or number and press the <Enter> key or
an arrow key to move the cursor to the next blank.
2. Cust ID
In this space, type in the ID of the customer who this order is for. Make sure
that you type the ID name or number exactly as it appears on the customer
list. The Eagle will automatically incorporate the customer information into
this order, i.e., billing terms, billing address.
3. Qty Ord
Type in the total number of yards that the customer has ordered.
4. Subtot$
Do not worry about this blank. The Eagle will keep track of the subtotal as
the order gets filled. Leave this space blank, and the Eagle will fill it in once
the order is filled.
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5. Mix ID
Type in the ID name or number of the mix design you want to use.
Remember that you are calling up one of the 400 mix designs in the Eagle's
memory, so you will have to type the Mix ID exactly the way it appears on
the mix design. If you have expanded memory, you are allowed to have up
to 2000 mix designs.
6. Size
This is the batch size for each load. If you want to change the batch size for
this order, simply type in the new figure in this space.
7. Qty Del
The Eagle adds up this item, too. With each load that is batched, the Eagle
will automatically add so that you always know how close you are to filling
the order. Leave this space at zero when you write up the order because the
Eagle will add to whatever number is in the space.
8. Tax$
Leave this space blank. The Eagle will add in the tax to the subtotal. A little
further down, you will tell the Eagle what tax rate to use when it figures the
tax.
9. Loads
The Eagle will count out the number of loads that you batch as you fill the
order. When writing in a new order, leave this space blank.
10. Total$
Leave this space blank. The Eagle will add up the subtotal and the tax and
tell you what the total bill for the order will be.
11. Start
In this space, you type in the time that the customer wants you to begin
filling the order. This will help you organize your batches according to time
of day to fill them.
12. Spacing
Type in a number here that tells you how far apart to space each truck. In
orders that require multiple trucks, your customer probably will not want all
five trucks there at once. By spacing the trucks you can give your customer
the concrete he ordered when he wants it.
13. COD?
This information is picked up from the customer file. You can change the
billing method for the order just by changing the letter in this space.
14. Price
You fill in this blank. Type in the amount per yard that you will be billing
this customer. The Eagle will look at this amount when figuring up the
subtotal and total.
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15. Tax
You fill in this blank, too. Type in the tax rate that is required by law in the
area you are selling concrete. The Eagle will look here when figuring up the
total tax.
16. Extra Product
Type <N> if you will not be selling the customer any extra products. Type
<Y> if you will. If you type <Y>, then the Eagle will flash the Extra
Products Screen as soon as you try to enter the order. So for now, tell the
Eagle <Y> or <N>. At the end of the order, when you try to enter it, the
Eagle will ask you for the specific Extra Products.
17. Del Adr
Type in the delivery address. You have space for 30 characters on two lines,
which should be enough for street address and city name.
18. Instr
Type in any additional instructions for your drivers. This information can be
made to appear on the Delivery Ticket.
Default Optional Order Entry Options
Depending on the needs of your plant, the information down on this part of the
main box may be a little different. Below is an explanation of usage with the
Default Order Titles.
1. For
Additional customer identification.
2. PO#
Type in a purchase order number for this order.
3. Zone
Type in the particular area that this order is to be delivered.
4. Job#
Type in a job number associated with this order.
5. OrderBy
Record the name of the person who actually made the order.
6. Plant#
This is a blank for your own plant identification since many concrete
companies operate more than one plant.
7. Slump
Record the slump that the customer requested for the order.
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8. Due at
When is the concrete supposed to be delivered.
9. Use
This is an additional space for more information about the order.
10. Phone
Type in a telephone number where you can reach that customer with any
problems or questions concerning the order.
After you have typed in all the information on your new order, press <F5>
to enter it into the Eagle's permanent memory. Notice that
each time you add an order, the number on the top right corner of the main box
increases by one. If you typed a <Y> for special products, the Special Products
Menu will pop up as soon as you press <F5>.
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Let's say that you want to change some information about an existing order.
From the Order Menu, you will need to do two things: First, find the order you
want to change, and second, select the "CHANGE this order" option from the
edit functions.
Use the <Page Up> or <Page Down> key to scroll through the list of orders until
you find the order entry that you want to change. Or use the <F1> key and type
in the order number if you do not want to go paging through your order list. You
must have the order entry that you want to change displayed inside the main box
first, before you press <F5> to select the edit features. If you do not remember
how to find an order, go back to the section in this chapter called "Find an
Order."
Once you have the order entry that you want to change displayed inside the main
box, press <F5> to select the edit functions. Enter the password, and then use
the arrow key to highlight the edit option, "CHANGE this order." Then select
the option by pressing the <Enter> key.
Once you select "CHANGE this order" from the options, the information
displayed in the main box will become highlighted. All the order information is
still there, but now that it is highlighted you can make changes to any of it. Use
either the down arrow key or the <Enter> key to skip over the lines that you do
not want to change. Change the information on any line, just by typing over.
When you are ready to enter the changes made to the order entry, press <F5>. If
you have not changed the order ID, the Eagle will ask you a question, which
appears at the bottom of the screen, and should look like this:
Order already exists. Replace previous contents of order? (Y/N)
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What this means is that the Eagle now sees that it has two order entries with the
same ID or order number. Either you must replace the old order entry with the
one you have just changed (this is what you will want to do in most cases), or
you will have to change the order number on the entry you have just edited. If
you want to replace the old with the new, just press a <Y>. The Eagle will
return to the Order Menu, and the new version of the order entry is now in the
Eagle's memory. If you do not want to lose the old version of the order entry,
press <N>. This returns you to the Edit Menu, and you will have to assign a new
order ID to the new entry. Once you do that, press <F5>. This records the
new order entry into the Eagle's memory and also returns you to the Order Menu.
Note:
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If you change the order number at all, the Eagle
will create a new order entry.
Delete an Order
Let's say that you want to delete an existing order from the order list. From the
Order Menu, you will need to do two things: First, find the order you want to
delete, and second, select the "DELETE this order" option from the edit features.
Use the <Page Up> or <Page Down> key to scroll through the list of orders until
you find the order entry that you want to delete. Or use the <F1> key and type in
the order number if you do not want to go paging through your order list. You
must have the order entry that you want to delete displayed inside the main box
first, before you press <F5> to select the edit features. If you do not remember
how to find an order, go back to the section in this chapter called "Find an
Order."
Once you have the order entry that you want to delete displayed inside the main
box, press <F5> to select the edit functions. Enter the password, and then use
the arrow key to highlight the edit option, "DELETE this order." Then select the
option by pressing the <Enter> key.
Once you select "DELETE this order" from the options and press the <Enter>
key, you will wipe out that entry. The order that was displayed in the main box
in the middle of the screen has been wiped out, and now all that is left of that
order is a lot of blank space. Notice too that the total number of orders on the
list has decreased by one.
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Load Truck
No doubt you have noticed the one "F" key option on the Order Menu that we have
not yet discussed − "F7 = LOAD Truck." If you are batching a load of concrete at
the same time you are making changes to the Order Menu, this key gives you the
ability to turn on the automatic discharge feature without having to return to the
batching screen. If you are not batching, then you will not have to use this option.
When you are ready to return to the Batching Menu, press <F10>.
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How to Batch Concrete
Let’s discuss the three ways (see flowchart below) that could be used to begin batching
concrete, which is what the Eagle Batching Computer is all about.
1. Batch Setup
2. Verify Menu
3. Ticket Stack (Appears only with Order Entry/Ticket Printing Paid Option or
Communications Paid Option)
Batching
Batch Setup
Menu
Verify
Menu
Ticket Stack
Menu
Let’s start by discussing the first way, Batch Setup.
Batch Setup
Before you begin setting up a batch, you will need to have already taken care of a few
things:
1. You should have already designed your Batch Setup Menu Screen in the Plant Setup
Options.
2. Make sure that you have set up all the other necessary screens: everything on the
Plant Setup Menu, and everything from the Storage Menu, including materials, mix
designs, moisture information, and extra products. The Eagle will not batch concrete
properly if you have not set up the computer fully.
3. You should have read the sections on the Customer and Order Menus. If you have
purchased the optional Order Entry system, the information on these screens will be
useful in setting batches. Not only should you have read these sections, you should
have also entered in the Customer and Order information that your plant will use.
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Now, the moment that you have been waiting - that is to begin batching concrete. The
first thing that you must do is to go to the Batching Menu. The Batching Screen is the
main work screen. We looked at it at the beginning of this section. Unless you are
taking care of some other business, you will probably want to use this screen to watch
while the Eagle batches a load. See illustration below:
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Now that you are on the Batching Screen, press <F5> to go to the Batch Setup Screen.
This is where you will set up every single load of concrete that your plant will batch.
Look at our sample Batch Setup Screen below:
Note:
Refer back to the Plant Setup Screen in Chapter Two for
the section titled "Batch Setup Screen Options" to
specify the fields you want displayed on the Batch
Setup Menu Screen.
By now, you should be familiar enough with the screen design of the Eagle to recognize
the major features of this screen. At the top, the material status blocks. In the middle,
the main box where you will actually set up the batch. At the bottom, the title "Batch
Setup Menu" and the available "F" keys for this screen. You will probably notice that
the information in the main box does not exactly match what is displayed on your screen.
This is unavoidable since you set up the Batch Screen to suit the needs of your own
plant. But look over the following explanation of how to set up a batch using the
example screen, and you will be able to apply the lesson to working with your own
screen.
The cursor will rest in the upper left hand blank. It will appear in the same part of your
screen even if you do not have the same item in this space. With each entry that you
make, the cursor will move across to the right and then down to the next line. You will
simply type in the information that you want in the appropriate blank. Let's look at each
of the entries on the sample screen on the next page.
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Order
Type in the order number that you want to fill. Remember that you should have
already written up an order for this batch of concrete. If you have purchased the
Customer and Order entry options, you cannot batch a load of concrete without first
writing up an order for it. If you have not yet learned about the Order Menu, go back
to that section of this chapter now. If you enter an order number that the Eagle does
not recognize, the order blank will fill with stars, and you will have to try again.
Once you have entered the correct order number, press the <Enter> key and move to
the next space.
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Mix ID
After you have entered the order number, the Eagle will read the order entry and fill
in the Mix ID automatically. Remember that one of the blanks on the order entry
was for a Mix ID. This is intended to save time and eliminate the chance of selling a
customer the wrong mix.
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Mix Description
This is the longer name of the mix, which the Eagle will automatically fill in, as soon
as you enter the Order number. If for some reason you wish to change the Mix ID,
the Mix Name will also change.
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Yards
This is filled in also. The Eagle pulls from the information you entered on the
original order. If you wish to change the size of a particular batch, just type over the
existing numbers. You can also type in a rather large number if you want, and the
Eagle will automatically split the load into smaller batches. For example, let's say
your plant has a four yard batcher. You have an order for eight yards from Jones
Construction. They want it all delivered at the same time. Instead of writing up two
separate batching tickets, you can type in eight yards, and the Eagle will split this
large batch into two four yard batches.
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Adjust
You can adjust the size of the next load in this blank. Let's say one of your trucks
returns to the plant with two yards of left over concrete. You have an order for nine
yards, so you only need to add seven more yards. In the Yards blank type in a 9
because this is the amount of concrete the customer ordered. But in the Adjust
blank, type a 2. This tells the Eagle to adjust the nine yard batch by two. When it
weighs up, it will weigh up a seven yard batch, and you will not have to waste the
left over concrete, or worry about an overfill. On the delivery ticket, the amount will
say nine yards, but the weights will only be for a seven yard batch.
Note:
If you have Adjust Yards Lockout option this field will be uneditable. This
option is intended for use in California and has been implemented to satisfy
their State Agencies.
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Cust ID
This blank is automatically filled in by the Eagle. When you enter the order number,
the customer information is picked up and sent here. If you left the space blank on
the customer entry, it will come up blank here too.
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Truck#
Assign a truck number. If you enter an incorrect truck number, the screen will fill
with stars and you will have to try again. When you enter a correct truck number,
the next two blanks on our setup screen are also automatically filled in.
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Driver
The Eagle takes whatever information you had typed in on the Truck Storage Menu.
If you want to change the driver name, go ahead, just type over the existing name.
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Mix in Truck
Last mix ID number used for last batch in the assigned truck.
Note:
If you have Adjust Yards Lockout option this field will be uneditable. This
option is intended for use in California and has been implemented to satisfy
their State Agencies.
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Rate: Lb/s
The Eagle reads this information from the Truck Storage Menu also. If you have
assigned a special loading rate for this truck, the Eagle will remember when it comes
time to load this batch into the truck. Instead of discharging at the default discharge
rate, the Eagle will discharge at a rate custom made for the particular truck.
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Quick Charge
Adjusts the flow rate of the discharge in to the truck during the actual batch
discharge. To speed up the flow rate while discharging the aggregate. Press the
page up or plus key to speed up the flow rate. To slow down the flow rate while the
aggregate is still discharging press the page down or minus key.
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Truck Admix ID
The Truck Admix ID of the returned concrete.
Note:
If you have Adjust Yards Lockout option this field will be uneditable. This
option is intended for use in California and has been implemented to satisfy
their State Agencies.
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Admix Trims
You can keep trim information on up to 12 admixes. Only the admixes that are being
used in the mix design that you are currently setting up will appear on the screen.
Notice that on our example screen, there are three admixes showing. These happen
to be the admixes in bins one, two, and three. But below the admix trim line, there is
an empty line. We have saved this space for admixes four through seven. The
reason that no other admixes appear on the screen is that they are not called for in the
current mix design. You should have a space saved for all the admixes that you will
want to trim. Those admixes that you never adjust do not need to be listed.
An admix can be trimmed two ways: either up or down. Trimming an admix up
increases the amount of admix in the mix design. Trimming an admix down
decreases the amount of admix in the mix design.
When admix trims first appear on the Batch Setup Screen, they will be set at 0%. If
you leave the trim at 0, you will trim the admix completely out of the mix. You will
need to type in either 1.00 in the case of an accelerator like calcium, or 100 for your
other admixes. A 1.00% trim for accelerators means that you are putting in exactly
what is called for in the mix design. A 100% trim for other admixes means that you
are putting in exactly what is called for in the mix design.
To trim admixes, change the percentage. For example, to double the admix, change
from 1.0% to 2.0%, or 100% to 200%. To decrease the admix by half, change 1.0%
to .5%, or 100% to 50%. You can also make more delicate adjustments, increasing
an admix by 10%. For an accelerator, the trim would change from 1.00% to 1.10%;
for other admixes, the trim would change from 100% to 110%. In both cases the
principle is the same.
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Water Trims
Down in the next spaces are the water trims. You can trim water three different
ways. You may not need to use all three options. You may only want to trim water
one or two ways.
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For /Batch: ___ Gal
Determine total number of gallons to be added or subtracted from amount called
for in the mix design. If you do not want to change the amount called for, type in
zero. This will leave the total water unaffected. Otherwise, entered the desired
quantity of water for the entire batch.
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For/Yard: ___ Gal
Trim number of gallons per yard. If you do not want to change the amount of
water, type in a zero in this space.
1. To Increase Gallons/Yard
Type in the number of gallons. For each yard batched, the Eagle will
increase the number of gallons that you have entered. For example, if you
enter the number 1, you will add one gallon of water for each yard called for
in this batch. A one yard batch will show an increase of one gallon. A nine
yard batch will show an increase in total water of 9 gallons.
2. To decrease Gallons/Yard
Type in a "-" sign in front of the number of gallons. For each yard batched,
the Eagle will decrease the number of gallons that you have entered. For
example, if you enter a - 4, the Eagle will take out four gallons of water for
each yard you batch. A one yard batch will have total water decreased by
four gallons. A five yard batch will have total water decreased by 20
gallons. A nine yard batch will have total water decreased by 36 gallons.
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This feature can be handy if your plant uses more than one water. Let's say you
have hot and cold water on your plant. The mix design you are using calls for
cold, but you want to add in some hot water as well. Instead of rewriting the mix
design, you can change the percentage in this blank. By entering a 50, you tell
the Eagle to make 50% of the total water special − in this case, hot water. The
Eagle can split the water up any way you want, designating up to 99% special
water. This feature does not affect the total number of gallons being used. Total
gallons will not be affected. You can use this trim with either of the other trims,
and not affect the changes they make in total water. This means that you can
trim in three more gallons of water per yard and also designate 40% of it as
special water. The Eagle is capable of performing both trim operations.
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Probe
If your plant is using a moisture probe to adjust the moisture in your aggregate, you
may want to have a probe reading displayed on your batch setup screen.
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Instr1
It is a user-defined field. The Eagle allows you to key in specific instructions.
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Del Addr
Type in the number and street here, if you want. Although the address is already on
the customer order, you can retype the first line of that delivery address, or write in a
new one.
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Abort Batch <F10>
If a batch is started but has not started batching any materials the batch can be
cancelled by pressing <F10>. If a material is already started thenthe batch can be
“Suspended” by pressing <F10> . After it is suspended it is put into “Load” status.
<F7> can be pressed to clear out the scales or press <F10> again to Abort to Master
Menu.
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"F" key prompts
After you have typed in all the information for this batch, look down to the "F" key
prompts under the menu title. You can do one of three things with this batch ticket that
you have just set up.
1. Press <F3> to Verify the ticket.
2. Press <F4> to Stack the ticket without verifying it.
3. Press <F5> to Batch the ticket without either verifying it or stacking it.
If you are on the Batch Setup Screen, press <F5> to batch the ticket you have just
written. The screen will change to the Batch Screen. If you are on the Verify Screen
when you press <F5> to batch, the screen will not change much. The title changes from
Verify Menu to Batch Menu, and the "F" key prompts change too. If you are on the
Ticket Stack Menu when you press <F5> to batch the ticket you have selected, the screen
change will be more noticeable. On the Batch Screen, notice that the box in the middle
displays the makeup of this batch. At the top of the box, on the left side, the aggregates
are listed by material name and target weight, and below the aggregates, the cements are
displayed. The admixes for this batch appear at the top of the right side of the box.
Below admixes, you should see the waters you are using.
As soon as you press <F5> to batch a ticket, the Eagle begins weighing up material.
Notice that in this main box, the Eagle highlights the material as it is weighing up. It
does this to tell you which material is being weighed up. It will weigh up the first item
first, then the second item, and so on until it has weighed up each material.
Most plants have only one weigh hopper for all their aggregates and one weigh hopper
for all their cements. As a result, they can only weigh one aggregate and one cement at a
time. For example if the batch calls for both sand and rock, then the sand will batch up
first. When the sand is completely batched, then the rock will begin to batch. With only
one aggregate weigh hopper, the materials must batch in sequential order. However, if a
plant has two aggregate weigh hoppers, it could weigh two aggregates at the same time.
It could be batching aggregates in parallel order. The important point here is that the
manner in which the Eagle sequences the weighing of materials is greatly affected by the
number and configuration of weigh hoppers. These differences in sequence are apparent
when observing a batch in progress on the Batch Screen.
As the materials weigh up, the blocks at the top of the screen show the weight on the
scales increasing. In the box, under the column Actual, you can watch the actual weight
increasing for the material weighing into the scale. On the left of the actual weight is the
target weight. On the right of the actual weight is the Status column, which has a word
that tells you the batching status. You will see several different words here as the
material is weighed up. Let's discuss each of these words on the next page.
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Start
Material is beginning to load into weigh hopper.
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Fast
High speed batching. The Eagle is using the Fast Batch gates.
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Slow
Once past the fast cutoff weight, the Eagle shuts the Fast Batch gates and finishes
batching with the Final Batch gates.
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Learn
Batching gates have shut, and the Eagle is learning to adjust freefall weights.
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Jog
If you are allowing jogging, the Eagle will jog out material to close the gap between
the target weight and the actual weight. If you are not allowing jogging, use the
<Alt><J> hot key to force a jog for the material that is under tolerance.
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Done
Weigh up is complete. Actual weight is within the tolerances set up on the material
storage screens.
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Over
Weigh up is complete, but actual weight exceeds target weight plus the over
tolerance weight.
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Under
Weigh up is complete, but actual weight is below target weight minus the under
tolerance weight. If weight goes over or under, a flashing message will appear on
the screen and batching will stop. Depending on the type of material, the message
will appear, "Aggregate out of tolerance," "Cement out of tolerance," or "Admix out
of tolerance." Along with this message another flashing prompt appears, "F6 =
Override Error." To resume batching, you must press <F6> to override the out of
tolerance condition. Note that other materials continue to batch. For example, if you
overweigh an aggregate, the message, "Aggregate out of tolerance, F6 = Override
error." Admix and cement will continue to weigh up, but the rest of the aggregates
will not begin weigh up while this message is flashing. Until you acknowledge the
overweigh error, the Eagle will not complete the batch and begin discharge. To
override the error, press <F6>. The Eagle will ask for a password. Type the
password and press the <Enter> key. If you do not know the password, you cannot
override the signal. You will have to press the <Esc> key to return to the Batching
Menu. If your plant is set up so that you are not supposed to override weigh up
errors, then you will have to get someone on the plant to help you. This may be
either your boss or the plant manager. Once you enter the password, you have
successfully overridden the error. The flashing messages disappear from the screen
and the Eagle will resume batching.
You can press <F7> to Load Truck while the material is still weighing up if you
want to start your water early. The Eagle will automatically begin discharging
material as soon as the weigh up is complete. If you do not want automatic
discharge, then wait until the Eagle has finished weighing up. When the material
status blocks all say "Load," and the truck is in place, press <F7> to discharge
material. To regulate discharge rate per truck while loading, press <Page Up> or
<Page Down>. To increase use <Page Up>. To decrease use <Page Down>. Each
keystroke changes the discharge rate by 1/2 of a scale graduation for a maximum of
±3 graduation. Refer to the Scale Calibration Screen for graduation size.
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ReNew
The batch weights are adjusted on an individual material basis whenever possible. The
returned concrete must contain the ingredients that are in the mix design for the load to
be batched, and the total weight of any type of material of the returned concrete may not
exceed the non-compensated target weight of that material in the load to be batched. To
use this feature, first ensure the “Mix in Truck” field (#428), and the “Yards Adjust”
field (#12) are on the Batch Setup Menu. These fields provide the Eagle with the
information it needs to perform the Full Mix Adjustment.
Note:
If you have Adjust Yards Lockout option the fields are non editable therefore,
you are unable to use the ReNew feature. This option is intended for use in
California and has been implemented to satisfy their State Agencies.
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Matched Mix Designs
If the Mix Design of the material in the truck is matched with the Mix Design to be
batched, the on-board quantities are displayed next to the batch targets for the
materials to be batched in the Verify Menu. In the below example, a total of 10
yards is being batched. The truck has three yards and seven more will be batched.
The “Mix in Truck” is matched if:
1. The mix in truck does not have different ingredients than the mix being batched.
2. The total amount of an ingredient in the truck is less than or equal to the target of
the total yardage for that ingredient.
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Mismatched Mix Designs
If there are any mismatches, a warning is displayed on the Eagle screen, and the
operator must issue an override before displaying the Verify Menu. See example
and screen below:
Material in Truck not in Mix Design to be batched!
Batch Setup Menu
F6 = OVERRIDE Error
F7 = LOAD Truck
F3 = VERIFY this one
F4 = STACK this one
F5 = BATCH this one
F10 = RETURN to Batching Menu
On this page, the mix designs are not matched because there are materials already on
the truck that are not called for in the new batch.
New batch
Example:
Mix ID
25
Quantity
10
25AW
Yds
3/4 Rock
Mismatched material
3
Yds
1825
Lb/Yd
1/2 Rock
1800
Lb/Yd
Sand
1350
Lb/Yd
1350
Lb/Yd
375
Lb/Yd
325
Lb/Yd
50
Lb/Yd
Type I
Flyash
Air
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5.3 Oz/Yd
16.4 Oz/Yd
15.5 Oz/Yd
291.5 Lb/Yd
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After displaying the warning message, the <F6> prompt is displayed giving the
operator the opportunity to override the warning. He has three options at this point:
Option 1: Override and Start Batch
If he overrides the warning (with the batching error password), the batch targets will
be adjusted based on the assumption that the material in the truck was batched with
the same mix design as the load to be batched, causing all materials to be adjusted.
The screen below shows the actual weights after the operator pressed <F5> to batch
the material. Notice that the targets and Actuals are for the additional seven yards
that were batched.
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Option 2: Verify and View Combined Mix
If he chooses to verify the batch instead, he can press <F3>. The screen below
shows that if an ingredient on board is not in the Mix Design to batch, that
ingredient’s name will appear in the Verify Menu with the amount on board, and the
Target value will be displayed as dashes (“-----”). Here he can choose to batch it by
pressing <F5>, or if wants to edit the material or weights, press <F3> to go into the
Change Materials/Targets Screen.
Option 3: Change Assumptions and Try Again
If he enters a new Mix in Truck or a new value for Yards Adjust, a new check is
performed, and if the mixes are matched, the warning is cleared.
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If the error occurred because a quantity on board exceeds the amount called for by
the Mix Design to batch, the operator has three options to override the error:
Option 1: Override and Start Batch
If he overrides the warning (with the batching error password), the material will be
adjusted based on the total yards in the truck not on per material basis. This is done
by pressing <F5> to batch the material. See screen below:
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Option 2: Verify and View Combined Mix
If he pressed <F3> to verify the batch, the screen below shows the quantity on board
exceeding the target weights. Here he can choose to batch it by pressing <F5>, or if
wants to edit the material or weights, press <F3> to go into the Change
Materials/Targets Screen.
New batch
Example:
Excessive material
OnBoard
Mix ID
25
Quantity
10
1/2 Rock
1800
Lb/Yd
1875
Lb/Yd
Sand
1350
Lb/Yd
1275
Lb/Yd
375
Lb/Yd
445
Lb/Yd
Type I
Air
Reducer
Water
30
Yds
9
Yds
4.5 Oz/Yd
4.5 Oz/Yd
16.4 Oz/Yd
16.4 Oz/Yd
291.5 Lb/Yd
275.0 Lb/Yd
Option 3: Change Assumptions and Try Again
If he enters a new Mix in Truck or a new value for Yards Adjust, a new check is
performed, and if the mixes are compatible, the warning is cleared.
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If the mix designs are mismatched and you wish to modify them to be matched, press
<F3> to jump into the Change Materials/Targets Screen (QwikEdit) for rapid
modifications. On the Change Materials/Targets Screen, any Materials with
corresponding OnBoard amounts will have non-editable material names. (Editable
fields are shaded.) See example and screen below:
New batch
Example:
Mix ID
25
Quantity
10
25AW
Yds
3/4 Rock
Mismatched material
Yds
1825
Lb/Yd
1800
Lb/Yd
Sand
1350
Lb/Yd
1350
Lb/Yd
375
Lb/Yd
325
Lb/Yd
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If the total number of ingredients on board and in the Mix Design to be batched
exceeds the total number of materials allowed for any class, none of the on board
quantities will be displayed on the Verify Menu or the Change Materials/Targets
Menu. The target weights will be calculated from the mix design for the new batch.
An informative message will be displayed on the Eagle screen. See example and
screen below:
Too many differences to display materials in truck!
Verify Menu
F1 = Change total WATER/BATCH
F2 = Change CEMENT Bin
F3 = Change Material/Targets
F4 = STACK this one
F5 = START this one
Mix ID
25
Quantity
10
OnBoard
25M
Yds
3
Yds
River Rk
450
Lb/Yd
3” Rock
1350
Lb/Yd
3/4 Rock
450
Lb/Yd
1” Rock
450
Lb/Yd
Pea-rock
450
Lb/Yd
375
Lb/Yd
1/2 Rock
1800
Lb/Yd
Sand
1350
Lb/Yd
375
Lb/Yd
Type I
Air
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The second way that could be used to begin batching concrete is to verify the batch ticket
that you have just setup.
Verify Menu
To verify a batch ticket that you have just set up, press <F3> from the Batch Setup
Menu. Your screen will change to look like the illustration below:
In the illustration, you should notice that the Verify Screen is very similar to the
Batching Screen. Notice that there is a ticket broken down into individual materials.
You can see by looking at the screen how much 3/8 rock is called for, and how much
sand is called for. You can also see the target weights for the cement, the admix, and the
water. If you go to the Verify Menu from the Batch Setup Screen, you will look at a
break out of the batch that you just set up. You can also verify any one of the tickets on
the ticket stack, which you will see later.
The purpose of the Verify Screen is to give you a chance to look at the target weights of
all materials before you begin batching. But you can do more than look. You can also
change some of the items on the batch ticket by using the "F" keys at the bottom of the
screen.
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Change Total WATER/BATCH
Press <F1> to change the total water on the batch in the Verify Menu. Look back
above at our example. This batch calls for 330 gallons of water. To reduce this
amount, you can use the Change Total Water feature. Press <F1> to change the total
water. The Verify Menu prompts will be replaced by a long narrow box at the
bottom of the screen. Look at the illustration below:
Total Water/Batch
Esc to exit
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The cursor is located in the highlighted space. Type in the number of gallons or
pounds you want in the batch. Remember that this is total gallons or pounds, not per
yard. When you have changed the number, press the <Enter> key to return to the
Verify Menu prompts. If you do not want to change the total water, press the <Esc>
key to return to the Verify Menu without making any changes. After you have
changed the water, you will see the new total water in the lower right section of the
main box.
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Change CEMENT Bin
You can also switch one cement bin for another. To do this, press <F2>. The Verify
Menu prompts will be replaced by a long narrow box at the bottom of the screen.
Compare your screen to the illustration below:
Enter desired cement bin
Esc to exit
The cursor rests in the highlighted blank, which displays the current cement bin
number. To change it, type in a bin number in this space. If you type in the number
of a bin that is not in use, or not assigned, the Eagle will tell you, and you will have
to enter another number. If you do not want to change the assigned cement bin, press
the <Esc> to exit. Once you have changed the cement bin, you will see the contents
of the new bin listed with the other cements, replacing the old. The target weight
does not change.
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Change Materials/Targets (QwikEdit)
This primary purpose of this feature is to allow the batchman to alter the ingredients
and quantities of a given load just before it is batched without having to enter a new
mix design in the storage section. See screen below:
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A batch may be modified if the batch was not sent from Dispatch with the “No Changes
Allowed” flag set. When the <F3> = Change Materials/Targets key is pressed, a
password entry screen is displayed which requires the supervisor password. When the
proper password is entered, the screen will change making the fields for Material name
and Target weights editable. The cursor will be on the first aggregate. These fields can
then be changed in the same way as on the Mix Design screen by pressing the <Page
Up> or <Page Down> key and typing numbers for the target weights. Any material can
be changed, and additional materials can be added that were not originally in the mix
design.
Note:
Any changes or additional mix entries will be flagged
with a “c” for Changed material.
For example, if an admix was trimmed from the Batch Setup Screen, the Verify Screen
will display a “*1” next to the material name. If it is changed on the Change
Materials/Targets Screen, it will display and print a “c1” when batched.
Press <F5> to start batching. The batch will begin as soon as the normal checks are done
to insure that the materials were not entered out of the proper limits.
Note:
If <F10> is pressed, any changes made will be
discarded, and the previous mix will be displayed.
In the case of a mix requiring multiple drops, the Verify Screen shows the first drop.
Likewise, the Change Materials/Targets Screen will also show the first drop.
Consequently, any material and target weight entered on this screen will also be on a per
drop basis. The only exception to this is if an admix is set up to batch only with the last
drop and is used in the batch. In this case, the target weight is a total for the batch, and
the text “Last Drop” will appear in the Actual and Status columns.
For example, when you changed material target on the multi-drop batch, it reflects the
change value on every drop of a multi-drop load. Let’s say that the target is 1880 lb. for
a two drop load (i.e. 940 lb. per drop). If you go into the Change Materials/Targets
Screen and change the cement target value from 940 lb. to 900 lb., the second batch
target weight will also be 900 lb. for a total of 1800 lb. for the combined batch.
The following functions are restricted when using the QwikEdit feature:
1. If anything is changed, then Absolute Volume Adjust and Slurry Adjust features
are not used.
2. If any moisture probed aggregate, water, or admix (if set to compensate water for
admix), then dynamic moisture compensation is turned off for that batch.
3. This feature cannot be used with the Matrix Master feature because of
interdependencies of the Cements and Waters that insure that the vortex will not
collapse.
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4. When using Cumulative weighing, the Aggregate and Cement targets are not
editable. Only the material is editable. The water is editable if it is Metered
Water, but if it is weighed water it is not editable.
5. Once you are in the Change Materials/Targets Screen, you can only press <F5>
to start the batch or <F10> to cancel the batch.
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STACK this one
After you setup a load, you can press <F4> to stack this batch on the Ticket Stack.
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START this batch
When you select this option, it will start the batch.
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The final way that could be used to begin batching concrete is to batch a ticket off the
Ticket Stack.
Ticket Stack
Each ticket in the stack shows the following information: Ticket Number, Truck
Number, Time Due, Customer Name, and Delivery Address. The Ticket Stack Screen
can hold up to 10 tickets. Look at the main box in the middle of the screen. If you are
on the Batch Setup Screen or the Verify Screen and you stack a ticket, this ticket will
appear at the bottom of the stack.
Tickets can be placed on the Ticket Stack in the following three possible ways:
1. From the Batch Setup Screen, by pressing <F4> = STACK this one, the details of the
batch just setup are placed on the stack.
2. From the Verify Screen, by pressing <F4> = STACK this one, the details of the
batch just verified are placed on the stack.
3. With the Communications option, tickets can be sent from a remote dispatch
computer and placed on the Ticket Stack.
To change the sequence of the stack:
• Move the arrow to the ticket you want by using the arrow keys.
• Press the space bar to highlight the line to be moved.
• Use your arrow keys to move the ticket up or down to the location on the stack you
want the ticket.
• Press the space bar again to save the new location.
If the Esc key is pressed while in the movable mode, the screen will return to the normal
mode and the tickets will return to their original positions.
Regardless of the source of the tickets, the Ticket Stack Screen will closely resemble the
below illustration:
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The appearance of the ticket item on the Stack Screen has the ability of distinguishing
the different types of tickets. The color for each type of ticket is:
•
Black on Gray
= local ticket with the ticket units same as the plant base units.
•
Magenta on Gray
= local ticket with the ticket units different from the plant base
units.
•
Yellow on Blue
= comm. ticket with the ticket units same as the plant base units.
•
Yellow on Magenta = comm. ticket with the ticket units different from the plant base
units.
Note:
If you have Communications option turned ON in the
Options Menu, the column titled Order will be
changed to Ticket #.
All of this information comes from the Batch Setup Screen.
•
Toggle displayed fields
The information display on the Stack Menu Screen can be modified from the
standard information. To modify the information display on the screen, press <F1>.
<F1> will toggle the standard information from the Delivery Address to mix ID, load
size, and slump target. Pressing <F1> again will restore the original delivery
information.
•
Delete a Ticket
The first step to deleting a ticket from the ticket stack is to choose which ticket from
the stack you want to get rid of. Locate the arrow key on the left side of the order
column. You can move this pointer up or down by pressing the arrow keys. Move
the pointer until it is next to the ticket you want to delete. The second step is to press
<F3> to delete the ticket. As soon as you delete, the ticket will disappear from the
stack, and all the tickets below it will move up one. Only local tickets can be
deleted.
•
Verify a Ticket
Select the ticket you want to verify by moving the pointer up or down with the arrow
keys. When the pointer is next to the ticket you want to verify, press <F5>. Your
screen will change, and the Verify Menu will appear. In the box will be all the target
weights for the materials in that mix. Refer to the section on the "Verify Menu" later
in this chapter if you want to know what to do on that screen.
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Set Up a Ticket
Takes you to the Batch Setup Menu Screen so that you can change or verify the
information on that screen.
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Batch a Ticket
Select the ticket you want to batch by moving the pointer up or down with the arrow
keys. When the pointer is next to the ticket you want to verify, press <F5>. Your
screen will change, and the Batching Screen will appear. In the main grid you will
see material begin to weigh up. Outside on your plant, the weigh up bins will begin
filling with material. Once you have started to batch a load, the batch ticket will
disappear automatically from the ticket stack.
Congratulations! You now have successfully completed the batching process.
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Finally, let’s discuss the final section of this manual on how you can keep track of the
truck washout time versus the employee clock out time at the end of the day.
Truck Washout Utility
Washing out the truck or mixer can be made easier by using the Truck Washout Utility.
This utility is a pop-up screen that the batchman can use to tell the Eagle how much
water and/or admix to put in the truck, and when to start the washout. The Eagle puts the
called-for amount of water and/or admix into the truck automatically and also keeps
track of which trucks have been washed out, to warn the batchman of possible water in
the truck before it gets loaded again. To use the Truck Washout Utility, you must be in
the Batching Menu. From the Batching Menu, you can pop-up the Truck Washout
Utility screen by pressing the <Alt> <W> keys at the same time. Your screen will then
display a smaller screen in the middle of the Batching Menu. Compare your screen to
the illustration below:
Notice that when the Truck Washout Utility pops up, the bottom of the Batching Menu
disappears. The only "F" keys you can use are the ones displayed on the utility menu
itself. These "F" keys allow you to edit the washout materials, start washout, and return
to the Batching Menu.
•
LOCK in Truck Washout
Does not allow any access to any other screens. The computer must be reset to clear.
•
EDIT Washout Materials
Allows selection of water/admix to be used for washout. You can edit three of the
fields right away without pressing any of the "F" keys. These are the truck number
field and the amount of water. If you want to select an admix to add to the washout,
or change to another water, you must press <F4>. Below the pop-up screen a
message will appear. See below:
Please Enter Password
Esc to exit
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You must know the Mix Edit Password to select either a new admix or a new water.
This security feature is designed to protect the plant from unauthorized changes to
normal operations. If you do not know the Mix edit Password, press <Esc> to return
to the pop-up menu. In the Mix Edit mode, you can change any of the fields in the
pop-up screen. Use the <Page Up> or <Page Down> key to select the name of the
admix or water you want. Type in the amount of each you want for this washout.
•
START Washout
This will start the washout.
When you have completed the washout, press <F10> to leave the Truck Washout Utility
and return to the Batching Menu.
Note:
If you press <F10> during the washout of a truck, the
Eagle will turn off the water, and not complete the
washout. Make sure that you do not press <F10> until
the washout is complete.
Truck Menu
The Truck Menu is designed to work with the Truck Washout Utility to keep track of not
simply the number of trucks your plant is using, but what is in them. You can use the
Truck Washout Utility in two ways: 1.) To hold concrete for later use, as with
"recovery" type admixes or 2.) Just to clean out the trucks
In the first example you will apply the washout water and admix to the next batch. In the
second example, you may or may not. The extra washout information is included on the
Truck Menu so that you can know which trucks might still have water or admix in them,
and which trucks may need to be washed out. Once you have washed out a truck, the
Truck Menu will show how much water and admix was used. If it has been dumped, you
may want to change the amount of water by zeroing out the number.
The Batch Setup Screen can include a field number, #140 for metered, #141 for weighed,
which will display the field "Water in Truck: ____ gal (or lbs)." The amount displayed
will match the Truck Washout amount. So you can adjust the amount in the truck on the
Batch setup Screen if you include this field. Since this is a trim field, the line will only
be displayed if you specified "Apply to Batch? Y" on the Truck Menu for this truck.
The Eagle will warn the batchman about possible water in the truck when he goes to
batch in to the truck for the first time after it has been washed out, regardless of the
"Apply to Batch?" line on the Truck Menu. This serves as a warning to the batchman of
the possibility that there is still water in this truck: "Warning! Truck Washed Out,
Water and/or Admix in Truck!" The message appears as soon as the truck is selected on
the Batch Setup Screen, giving the batchman plenty of time to either use another truck,
make sure that the water has been dumped, or that the trim will be made.
This is the last section of this manual. We at Command Alkon Dallas hope that the
Eagle’s User Manual is helpful to you in answering all of your questions about the Eagle
batching system. If you have any question, please call the Command Alkon Dallas
Service Department.
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Dual Units
Metrication
Introduction
The Eagle batching controls have been capable of all metric operation since 1988. The
United States changeover to metric job specifications at the federal and state government
levels has created a demand for the ability to batch in both U.S. units and metric units on
a batch-by-batch basis.
The following subsection describes the “Dual Units” software included with Eagle
software release 8.10 and above.
Plant Base Units
Plant Base Units are the units that the scales and volumetric pulse heads are calibrated
in. If your plant has U.S. “Lb” weight calibrations on the scales and gallon/ounce
calibration on the pulse heads, the Eagle should be setup in U.S. units. (See General
Plant Options screen later in this subsection for how to set the Plant Base Units.)
The Eagle Manual Switch Panel scale readouts will display in the Plant Base Units by
U.S. regulatory agency requirement. These readouts are considered to be “Primary Scale
Indicators” under the regulations. The scale readouts on the Eagle monitor screen are
slaved to the readouts on the Manual Switch Panel, and display in the same units as the
Manual Panel. The scale readouts in the upper 20% of the monitor will read in the Plant
Base Units, regardless of the ColorStat <F11> key setting.
The lower 80% of the monitor screen will display units and values according to the
<F12>key, which is the key that toggles the display back-and-forth between U.S. and
metric units. (See Extended Plant Options screen later in this subsection for how to
setup “Dual Unit” operation.)
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“Plant Base Units” are determined by the Scale calibration units. The same units are
displayed on the “Primary Indicator” ( Manual Switch Panel readouts).
Eagle Manual Panel
with Scale Readouts
(Primary Indicator)
99999
99999
99999
Tickets
Batch Commands
Tickets
Batch
weights
& data.
Output to
light or horn
Batch Weights
Batching Data
Remote operators
panel
Eagle
Series
Dispatch
computer
Remote P.C. running
Remote Batch Software
Direct
connect up
to 300 ft.
Eagle Batching System
-OR-
Short haul
Eagle System CRT
modem up
(Secondary Indicator)
to 6000ft.
Follows and display the same units
as the “Primary Indicator” on-ORthe top
portion of your screen. Long haul
modems for
unlimited
The Lower portion will show
the Dual
separation.
Units.
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Software Operation
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Material Storage
In the Materials Storage Menu, under Aggregate, Cement, and Admix storage,
Edit Sources/Aliases <F4>, is available when Dual Units is turned on. This gives
you a place to rename the material to a metric material name. This shows a metric
material name in the Batching Menu and Recordation printouts when using the
metric units.
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Mix Designs
U.S. unit mix designs may be soft-converted to metric units, adjusted to maintain the
same material proportions per unit of volume, renamed to a metric mix name and
stored for later retrieval. One-Key, <F12>, is all it takes to do the conversion.
•
Local Orders
Local orders may be setup, batched, and recorded in any combination of U.S. or
Metric units.
•
Comm Orders
Metric orders may be sent from the dispatch computer with the “changes allowed”
flag set to Yes, meaning the ticket may be edited at the Eagle. (If the flag is set to
No, the ticket cannot be changed and must be recorded in metric units.) If the flag is
set to Yes, the ticket may be batched in U.S. units and recorded in metric or batched
in U.S. units and recorded in U.S. units.
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Batch Setup
Returned concrete may be entered in yards and One-Key converted to be used on a
metric load. When you are in metric the background color on the metric unit will be
magenta. (See page 5- 65 for example screen.)
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Batching
You can observe the batching process in either unit system, no matter what units the
mix design, batch setup or recordation print units.
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Recordation
Recordation units can be selected on the Batch Setup screen if the order is local or if
the Comm Ticket has “Changes Allowed” set to “Yes”.
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Deliveries
Deliveries may be unit converted to either unit system at the time of entry or left in
the units delivered in.
•
Inventory
The Eagle inventory software will automatically resolve deliveries in both unit
systems into the Plant Base Units, so that a total quantity on-hand amount is known.
•
List of All Tickets
The “List of Tickets” report will print load sizes from Metric loads in cubic meters,
and load sizes from Customary loads in cubic yards. It will also print separate
summarized totals in the base plant units.
•
Tickets by Order/Invoices by Order/Daily Activities
The Tickets by Order, Invoices by Order, and Daily Activities reports will print all
the tickets associated with an order in the units system used by that order. For
Metric orders, the tickets’ load sizes will be printed in cubic yards.
•
Order Reports (Short and Long)
On the Order Reports, the Quantity Ordered, Quantity Delivered, and Load Size
values will be printed in the units system used by each order. The summary at the
end of each of these reports will have a separate section for the Customary orders
and the Metric orders. The dollar amounts are totaled for all orders.
•
Summary Report
The Summary Report will print the total quantity batched and the total quantity
adjusted in base plant units, as in previous Eagle Revisions. In addition, it will print
in parentheses to the right of each of these values the equivalent quantities in the
alternate units system.
•
Slump Water Report
The Slump Water report will use the same format as before, but will print quantities
and units in the same units system as was used for the load’s recordation. This
report is only available with Manual Slump Water Entry paid option.
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Print Screen feature
To print out a copy of any screen in the Eagle system press the Print Screen key
while holding down the Shift key. <Shift/Print Screen> This can be used to show a
comparison between custom units and metric units. Print a screen showing one units
type then press <F12> and print out the same screen showing the other units type.
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General Plant Options Screen
This flag tells the
Eagle if the
“Primary Indicator”
scale units are
Metric or
Customary.
Plant Base Units Flag Set to “N”
If the flag is set to “N” the screen units displayed at the top of the screen will be U.S.
units.
•
Plant Base Units Flag Set to “Y”
If the flag is set to “Y” the screen units displayed at the top of the screen will be
Metric units.
Note:
The ability to do “Dual Units” is controlled by a flag on the
“Extended Plant Options” screen.
Note:
The “Plant Base Units Metric” flag was formerly called the
“Metric ?” flag, as the Eagle has been capable of all metric
operation for a number of years due to the requirements of
the international market.
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Extended1 Plant Options Screen
This flag
controls the
“Dual Units”
feature.
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Dual Units set to “Y”
If set to “Y” it enables “Dual Unit” capability. Use <F12> to toggle between Metric
and U.S. units.
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Dual Units set to “N”
If set to “N” the Eagle will display, batch and record in whatever “Plant Base Units”
that the “Plant Base Units Metric?” flag is set to on the “General Plant Options”
screen.
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Scale Calibration Screen
This cumulative scale indicator will display unit in agreement with the “Primary Scale
Indicator”.
Agg
Cem
Water
These two fields
are the user
editable fields.
They allow user
defined scale grad
increments.
→
1240 Lb
240 Lb
0 Gal
Ready ♦. . . • . . . • . . . • . . . • . . . ♦. . . • . . . • . . . • . . . • . . .♦
Ready ♦. . . • . . . • . . . • . . . • . . . ♦. . . • . . . • . . . • . . . • . . .♦
Admix
Ready
Scale
Input
Type of
Material
Unit/grad
Lb
kg
Full
Scale
Weight
Lb
kg
1
2
3
4
5
6
Agg
Cem
40
10
0
0
0
0
40000
10000
0
0
0
0
1224
244
0
0
0
0
20
5
0
0
0
0
555
111
0
Count
256
255
0
0
0
0
Last Changed
8:18AM
8:18AM
12:36AM
11:23AM
11:23AM
11:23AM
11Mar98
11Mar98
1Jan98
4Dec97
4Dec97
4Dec97
Entered: 8:19 PM 12Mar97
Scale Calibration Menu
F2 = ZERO Selected Scale
F3 = CALIBRATE Selected Scale
F5 = EDIT Scale Configuration
F10 = RETURN to Plant Setup Menu
9:40 AM
These columns are activated by the “Dual Units” flag on the Extended Plant Options
screen.
Note:
There is no linkage between U.S. unit and Metric unit grad
values. This allows the operator to choose convenient
graduations for each measurement system.
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Water Pulse Calibration Screen ( Metered Water )
This non-editable column is activated by the “Dual Units” flag.
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Displayed Resolution
The displayed resolution is 10 ml / pulse.
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Calibration Resolution
Calibration resolution is the soft converted resolution of the U.S. Unit meter.
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This non-editable column is activated by the “Dual Units” flag.
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Volume per Pulse
The “ml / Pulse” column is the soft converted result of the U.S. Units column.
Note:
If the Plant Base Units were set to metric, the “mL/pulse” column
would be on the left and the Oz/Pulse would be on the right.
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Material Storage
Aggregate Storage Screen, <F4> Edit Sources/Aliases
This column is activated by the Dual Units flag on the Extended Plant Option screen.
Enter the metric name in the alias column. The Eagle will enter the original material
name by default. When using “Dual Units” the metric material name will appear in the
batching menu and the recordation printouts. The <F4> Edit Sources/Aliases option is
available in the Aggregate, Cement, and Admix Storage screens.
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Mix Storage
Plant Batching Operations
Mix Storage Screen ( Demo Mix1- U.S. Units )
Demo Mix 1 was
entered in Customary
units and toggled to
display Metric units.
<f12> switches
displayed units
(any time
during viewing)
Mix Storage Screen (Demo 1 – Metric Units)
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Mix Storage Screen ( Demo Mix2 - Metric Units)
Demo Mix 2 was
entered in Metric
and toggled to
display Customary
units.
<f12> switches
displayed units (any
time during
viewing)
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Mix Edit Menu
Plant Batching Operations
Adding a Mix Design
Press <F5> Edit Functions, after the password is entered, a message box will appear on
the bottom half of the screen. As shown below.
Esc to exit
ADD a mix design
CHANGE this mix design
DELETE this mix design
Select ADD a mix design and press “Enter.” The bottom half of your screen will change
as shown below.
Mix Edit Menu
F1 = CONVERT Mix to Metric Units
F7 = LOAD Truck
F5 = INSERT this Mix Design
F10 = RETURN to Mix Storage Menu
To toggle between Metric and Customary press <F1>. The mix storage will be stored in
unit chosen.
Mix Edit Menu
F1 = CONVERT Mix to Customary Units
F7 = LOAD Truck
F5 = INSERT this Mix Design
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Conversion
Any U.S. units Mix design may be called up from storage, soft converted, renamed
and saved as a “Metric” units mix design.
•
Conversion Process
A three step conversion process is used to convert the units; while maintaining the
proper material weight per unit of volume.
1. First, the mass component is converted.
2. Then, the volume component.
3. Finally, the result is rounded off to the displayed precision
EXAMPLE 1 - Metric to U.S. Units:
1.
326 kg / m3 x 2.2046224 = 718.7069 Lb / m3
mass conversion
2. 718.7069 x .7645549 = 549.49088 Lb / yd3
volume conversion
3. 549.49088 rounds to 549 with integer precision.
EXAMPLE 2 - U.S. to Metric Units:
1. 550 Lb / yd3
2.2046224 = 249.47582 kg / yd3
2. 249.47582 x 1.3079435 = 326.30027 kg / m3
3. 326.30027 rounds to 326 with integer precision.
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ASTM E380
The A.S.T.M. E-380 conversion factors listed below are used to soft-convert from one
unit system to the other.
To convert
From
Inch
Foot (US Survey)
Yard
Mile (US Statute)
Sq. foot
Sq. yard
Sq. mile
Acres
Cubic yard
Fluid ounce
Gallon
Ounce
Pound
Ton
Miles per hour
0
Temperature ( F )
From
Multiply By
mm
m
m
km
2
m
2
m
2
km
ha
3
m
ml
L
g
kg
Mg
km/h
0
C
25.4
.3048006
0.9144
1.6093472
0.09290304
0.83612736
2.589998
0.404687
0.7645549
29.57353
3.785412
28.34952
0.4535924
0.90718474
1.609344
0
(F -32)/1.8
To
Millimeter
Meter
Meter
Kilometer
Sq. Meter
Sq. Meter
Hectare
Cubic Meter
Milliliter
Liter
Gram
Kilogram
Megagram
Kilometers per hour
0
Temperature ( C)
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ft.
yd
mi.
2
ft
2
yd
acre
3
yd
Oz
gal.
ounce
Lb
ton
mph
0
F
Multiply By
0.03937
3.2808334
1.0936132
0.6213699
10.763915
1.1959901
2.4710455
1.3079505
0.033814
0.264172
0.0352739
2.2046224
1.1023113
0.6213711
°F=( °C * 1.8)+32
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Orders
Plant Batching Operations
Order Entry Screen - Adding a Customary Order
Changes to unit
chosen.
After the password is entered, a box will appear on the bottom half of your screen.
You may choose customary or metric. The order will be stored in the units chosen.
Note: If the order is added in metric or customary it will be
stored in the unit chosen. To change, you have to renter
the order. The order menu can not toggle between metric
and customary using <F12>.
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Order Entry Screen - Adding a Metric Order
After the password is entered, a box will appear on the bottom half of your screen.
You may choose customary or metric. The order will be stored in the units chosen.
Note: If the order is added in metric or customary it will be
stored in the unit chosen. To change, you have to renter
the order. The order menu can not toggle between metric
and customary using <F12>.
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Plant Batching Operations
Concrete Volume Calculator - Metric Units
Entry can be made on
either screen.
In other words, a slab
could be entered as;
10 meters long x
20 meters wide x
6 inches deep
by entering the length and
width on the metric
screen, flipping to the
customary screen and
entering the depth,
flipping back to the metric
screen to see the results.
<f12> switches
displayed units
(any time during
viewing)
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Batch Setup Menu - U.S. Units
Field #430 “Print
Metric?” has been
added to allow the
operator to
specify the units
system in which
to print batch
recordation. A “Y”
in this field will
cause the batch
to print metric
units, and a “N”
will cause the
batch recordation
to print
customary.
<f12> switches
displayed units
(any time during
viewing)
Batch Setup Menu - Metric Units
When using the
Alternate units the
background color
for the unit
changes to
magenta.
Note: Recordation
occurs in the units
displayed in the
flex field on the
Batch Setup
Screen.
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<f12> switches
displayed units
(any time during
viewing)
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Plant Batching Operations
Batching Menu - U.S. Units
Note:
This weight
indication will
always be
displayed in the
units of the
Primary Indicator.
<f12> switches
displayed units
(any time
during viewing)
Batching Menu - Metric Units
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Recordation
•
Recordation units are controlled by:
1. Comm Tickets.
2. Order Screen “Batch in Metric” flag.
3. Batch Setup Screen “Record in Metric” flag. ( Editable, as long as Comm “No
Changes” flag not set ).
U.S. Unit Recordation
Aggregate
1/2” ROCK
SAND
Cement
Type I-1
Target
Tare
18260 Lb
13411 Lb
Actual
Zero
18240
13400
Tare
Target
Tare
4800 Lb
Zero
Actual
Zero
4800
Tare
Status
Moist
Admix
In Tol
In Tol
0.0 %
5.0 %
AIR
WAT RED
CALCIUM
Status
Water
In Tol
WATER
Zero
Target
Tare
13 Oz
89 Oz
980 Oz
Actual
Zero
12
88
960
Status
Target
Tare
249 Gal
Actual
Zero
248
Status
Tare
In Tol
In Tol
Out Tol
In Tol
Zero
Metric Unit Recordation
Aggregate
12.7 mm
SAND
Cement
Type I-1
Target
Tare
8283 kg
6083 kg
Actual
Zero
8274
6078
Tare
Target
Tare
2177 kg
Zero
Actual
Zero
2177
Tare
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In Tol
Status
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0.0 %
5.0 %
Admix
AIR
WAT RED
CALCIUM
Water
WATER
Target
Tare
384 mL
2632 mL
28982 mL
Actual
Zero
355
2602
28391
Status
Target
Tare
943 L
Actual
Zero
939
Status
Tare
Zero
In Tol
In Tol
Out Tol
In Tol
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Inventory
Plant Batching Operations
Metric Aggregate Inventory
Note:
Mg =
Megagrams
<F12> switches
displayed units
(any time
during viewing)
Customary Aggregate Inventory
Pressing the <F4> key on an inventory screen will generate an inventory report using the
units displayed at that time. The End-of-Day Duties inventory report will always print in
the base plant units.
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Note:
“Mg” =
Megagrams
<F12> switches
displayed units
(any time
during viewing)
U.S. Unit Cement Inventory
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Metric Admix Inventory
<F12> switches
display units
(any time
during viewing)
U.S. Unit Admix Inventory
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Received Materials
Received Materials/Storage Screen
Note:
Material names and
units can be entered
the way they were
received. The Eagle
resolves the units for
inventory tracking.
<f12> switches
display units only
the units on the
edit line. All other
lines stay the
same as entered.
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List of all Tickets
List of ALL Tickets :
COMMAND ALKON
Main Plant
Ticket #
64
65
Order
Cust ID
Mix ID
3511
3512
9573
9573
3
4
Total yd3 =
Total m3 =
10.0
6.00
2 Tickets Total
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10.00yds3
6.00m3
Page
Time Batched
4:13AM
4:28AM
Grand Total:
1
Truck #
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5
5
17.85 yd3
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List of Tickets by Order Name :
COMMAND ALKON
Main Plant
4:34 AM
23Jun97
Page
1
Order:3511
Cust ID: HALL CONSTRUCTION
4088 LOOP 12
DALLAS, TX 75990
Ticket #
64
Time
Date
4:13AM
23Jun96
1 Tickets Total
Del Adr: 4335 ROYAL LANE
DALLAS, TX 75226
Truck
Qty
5
10.00
Product ID Unit Price
3
10.00 Yards
0.00
$ 0.00
Tax
Total
0.000%
$ 0.00
0.00
$ 0.00
0 Tickets Voided
Metric
List of Tickets by Order Name :
COMMAND ALKON
Main Plant
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1
Order:3512
Cust ID: HALL CONSTRUCTION
4088 LOOP 12
DALLAS, TX 75990
Ticket #
65
Time
4:28AM: 23Jun96
1 Tickets Total
0 Tickets Voided
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Del Adr: 4335 ROYAL LANE
DALLAS, TX 75226
Truck
Qty
5
6.00
6.00 Meters
Product ID Unit Price
4
0.00
$ 0.00
Tax
0.000%
$ 0.00
Total
0.00
$ 0.00
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Daily Activity Report
Daily Activity Report :
COMMAND ALKON
Main Plant
4:44AM
23Jun97
Page
1
Order:3512
Cust ID: HALL CONSTRUCTION
4088 LOOP 12
DALLAS, TX 75990
Ticket #
65
Time
Date
4:28 AM 23Jun96
1 Tickets Total
Del Adr: 4335 ROYAL LANE
DALLAS, TX 75226
Truck
5
Qty
Product ID Unit Price
6.00
6.00 Meters
4
0.00
$
$ 0.00
Tax
Total
0.000%
$ 0.00
0.00
$ 0.00
0 Tickets Voided
Daily Activity Report :
COMMAND ALKON
Main Plant
4:44 AM
23Jun97
Today's Total Qty Delivered:
Today's Total Loads Delivered:
17.85 Yards
2
Today's Total Amount COD:
Today's Total Amount on Account:
Today's Grand Total:
$ 0.00
$ 0.00
$ 0.00
Page
2
Today's Active Orders (Estimated)
Today's Total Qty Remaining:
Today's Total Loads Remaining:
164.00 Yards
22
Today's New Inactive Orders (Estimated)
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Orders Report - Short Form
List of Orders − Short Form :
COMMAND ALKON
Main Plant
Order
Cust ID
3511
3512
9573
9753
4:42AM
23Jun97
Qty Ord
100.00 yd3
80.00 m3
Qty Del
Page
Loads
10.00 yd3
6.00 m3
1
1
Total $
$ 0.00
$ 0.00
Time
2:54AM
9:24AM
23Jun95
23Jun95
List of Orders − Short Form :
COMMAND ALKON
Main Plant
CUSTOMARY
Total Qty Ordered:
Total Qty Delivered:
4:42 AM
23Jun97
1000.00 yd3
10.00 yd3
Total Loads Delivered:
5-80
1
METRIC
Total Qty Ordered:
Total Qty Delivered
80.00 m3
6.0 m3
Total Amount COD:
Total Amount on Account:
Grand Total:
$ 0.00
$ 0.00
$ 0.00
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Plant Batching Operations
Long Form
List of Orders − Long Form :
COMMAND ALKON
Main Plant
Order:
Cust ID:
4:42 AM
23Jun97
3512
9573
Mix ID:
Size:
Keep Amx Trims? N
COD?
N
4
6.00 m3
Start:
10:00 AM
Price: $
0.00
Page
Qty Ord: 80.00 m3
Qty Del:
6.00 m3
Loads:
1
Spacing:
0 min
Tax:
0.000 %
Subtot $
Tax $
Total $
1
0.00
0.00
0.00
Extra Product?
Del Adr: 4335 ROYAL LANE
DALLAS, TX 75226
Instr:
For: ......................
OrderBy: JOHN H.
Use: ............ SLAB
Zone:
1
Job #: ......... 4837
Slump: ... 3 "
Due at: ASAP
Phone: ..214-555-9032
(M)
Qty:
Per yds?
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
PO#:......... 338412
Plant #:
1
ID:
Description
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
I-35E TO ROYAL LANE EXIT
LEFT 3 LIGHTS ON RIGHT
Unit Price
$ 0.00
$ 0.00
$ 0.00
$ 0.00
$ 0.00
$ 0.00
Tax:
0.000 %
0.000 %
0.000 %
0.000 %
0.000 %
0.000 %
List of Orders − Long Form :
COMMAND ALKON
Main Plant
CUSTOMARY
Total Qty Ordered:
Total Qty Delivered:
4:42 AM
23Jun97
1
80.00 m3
6.00 m3
Total Loads Delivered:
Total Amount COD:
Total Amount on Account:
Grand Total:
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100.00 yd3
10.00 yd3
Total Loads Delivered:
METRIC
Total Qty Ordered:
Total Qty Delivered:
Page
1
$ 0.00
$ 0.00
$ 0.00
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Summary Report
Summary Report :
COMMAND ALKON
Main Plant
Batched:
Adjust:
Batch #
Load #
Ticket #
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Appendix A
Notices, Warnings, & Error Messages
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Appendixes
Appendix A: Notices, Warnings, & Error Messages
The following is a list of possible notices, warnings, and error messages you may
encounter while operating your Eagle batching computer. Although the most frequently
encountered messages have been discussed already throughout the pages of the manual,
many of the more uncommon messages have not. This reference will help you look up a
message quickly, find out what it means, and how to solve the problem. The Eagle can
give you three different kinds of messages:
Notice Message
A notice is an informative message that will disappear after a few seconds.
Warning Message
A warning indicates a situation that can be overridden by the operator. Not a fatal
problem but significant.
Error Message
An error message notifies the operator of a situation that cannot be overridden.
Typically it will be a failure in the data or a violation of a safety feature.
•
"Absolute Volume and Slurry Adjust must be different
positions!"
Warning--the absolute volume aggregate position must be different from the slurry
adjust aggregate position for the calculations to work.
•
"Admix Batcher Not Empty"
Notice--appears on the Batching Screen when you tell the Eagle to begin batching if
any of the admix bottles are not empty. You may need to manually dump that admix,
or check to make sure that you do not have a faulty limit switch.
•
"Admix Bin Not In Use"
Error--this message can appear on the Batching Screen if your mix design has called
for a material that is not in use. To change this error, you will have to go to the
Admix Storage Menu and change the letter <N> in the Used column to <Y>.
•
"Admix Bottle Not Empty"
Warning--this message can appear when you try to start a batch, but one of your
admix bottles is not empty. You will have to either manually empty the bottle if
there is admix still inside, or press <F6> to override the error. If the Eagle
consistently tells you that admix bottles are not empty when they actually are, you
may have to replace a faulty limit switch.
•
"Admix is in Manual"
Warning--this message can appear if you begin an automatic batch with the admix in
manual. Either press the switch on the manual panel to put the admix back into
automatic, or override the warning by pressing <F6>; then batch the load with admix
still in manual.
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•
"Admix Low Flow Detected!!"
Notice--an admix fill valve was opened, but no pulses or scale movement were
detected.
•
"Admix Out of limits"
Notice--appears when you are trying to enter a new or modified mix design. The
Eagle is telling you that the amount of admix called for in this mix design is either
too low or too high. Rewrite the amount of admix, or go back to the Admix Storage
Menu and change the under and over limits.
•
"Admix Out Of Tolerance"
Warning--this message can appear while batching if the Eagle goes over the
tolerance levels set on the Admix Storage Menu. Press <F6> to override the warning
and continue batching.
•
"Admix Type Not Allowed"
Notice--the operator attempted to enter the admix class as the parallel class.
•
"Admix, Water is in Manual"
Warning--this message can appear if you begin an automatic batch with the admix
and the water in manual. Either press the switch on the manual panel to put the
admix and water back into automatic, or override the warning by pressing <F6>;
then batch the load with admix and water still in manual.
•
"Agg percent moisture changed too much!"
Error--a matrix mixer plant with no delay for the moisture probe detected an
aggregate moisture that was different from that of the previous batch by more than
the maximum aggregate moisture deviation.
•
"Aggregate, Admix is in Manual"
Warning--this message can appear if you begin an automatic batch with the admix
and aggregate in manual. Either press the switch on the manual panel to put the
admix and aggregate back into automatic, or override the warning by pressing <F6>;
then batch the load with admix and aggregate still in manual.
•
"Aggregate, Admix, Water is in Manual"
Warning--this message can appear if you begin an automatic batch with the admix,
aggregate and water in manual. Either press the switch on the manual panel to put
the admix, aggregate, and water back into automatic, or override the warning by
pressing <F6>; then batch the load with admix, aggregate, and water still in manual.
•
"Aggregate batcher Not Empty"
Notice--appears on the Batching Screen when you tell the Eagle to begin batching if
the aggregate weigh up bin is not yet empty. You may need to manually open the
gates to dump out the material, or check to make sure that you do not have a faulty
limit switch. If the amount is small and is stuck up in the bin, you might also want to
zero the scale so that the Eagle will overlook the problem.
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•
"Aggregate Batcher Open"
Warning--this message can appear during batching, if the aggregate batcher gate is
still open. You will want to make sure that the gates are in fact closed before you try
to override this warning. Use the switch on the manual panel to manually close the
batcher gate. If the message repeats when you try to batch again, it may mean you
have a failed limit switch.
•
"Aggregate Bin Not In Use"
Error--this message can appear on the Batching Screen if your mix design has called
for a material that is not in use. To change this error, you will have to go to the
Aggregate Storage Menu and change the letter <N> in the Used column to <Y>.
•
"Aggregate, Cement, Admix is in Manual"
Warning--this message can appear if you begin an automatic batch with the admix,
aggregate, and cement in manual. Either press the switch on the manual panel to put
the admix, aggregate, and cement back into automatic, or override the warning by
pressing <F6>; then batch the load with admix, aggregate, and cement still in
manual.
•
"Aggregate, Cement, Admix, Water is in Manual"
Warning--this message can appear if you begin an automatic batch with the admix,
aggregate, cement, and water in manual. Either press the switch on the manual panel
to put the admix, aggregate, cement, and water back into automatic, or override the
warning by pressing <F6>; then batch the load with admix, aggregate, cement, and
water still in manual.
•
"Aggregate, Cement, Water is in Manual"
Warning--this message can appear if you begin an automatic batch with the water,
aggregate, and cement in manual. Either press the switch on the manual panel to put
the water, aggregate, and cement back into automatic, or override the warning by
pressing <F6>; then batch the load with water, aggregate, and cement still in manual.
•
"Aggregate is in Manual"
Warning--this message can appear if you begin an automatic batch with the
aggregate in manual. Either press the switch on the manual panel to put the
aggregate back into automatic, or override the warning by pressing <F6>; then batch
the load with aggregate still in manual.
•
"Aggregate Low Flow Detected"
Notice--an aggregate fill gate was opened, but no scale movement was detected.
•
"Aggregate Out of Limits"
Notice--appears when you are trying to enter a new or modified mix design. The
Eagle is telling you that the amount of aggregate called for in this mix design is
either too low or too high. Rewrite the amount of aggregate, or go back to the
Aggregate Storage Menu and change the under and over limits.
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•
"Aggregate Out Of Tolerance"
Warning--this message can appear while batching if the Eagle goes over the
tolerance levels set on the Aggregate Storage Menu. Press <F6> to override the
warning and continue batching.
•
"Aggregate Scale Not Configured"
Error--this message can appear on the Batching Screen if you try to batch a load
without having configured your aggregate scale. To fix this error, configure your
aggregate scale on the Scale Configuration Screen.
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"Aggregate, Water is in manual"
Warning--this message can appear if you begin an automatic batch with the
aggregate and water in manual. Either press the switch on the manual panel to put
the aggregate and water back into automatic, or override the warning by pressing
<F6>; then batch the load with aggregate and water still in manual.
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"Air Pressure is Below Threshold Level!"
Warning--the air pressure switch became open, indicating that there is insufficient air
pressure available to safely run the plant.
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"Alternate Scale Not Configured"
Warning--a plant using Fast Batch/Alternating Batchers did not have the alternate
scale configured prior to entering the Batching Menu.
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"Background Batching Error, Press Alt B to See the Error"
Notice--an error occurred with the batch that is not currently displayed. Press
<Alt><B> will display the other batch’s screen and show the error.
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"Bad CRC"
Error--this message can appear when you are booting up the system. It indicates that
you have file corruption. Typically the Eagle will still be able to initialize the
system, but you should always check the screens on the Plant Setup Menu for
garbage. If you get this message, you will probably have to spend some time
cleaning up your screens, or copy old system files from a backup disk to replace the
Plant.S file. You can only copy files from disk if you have purchased the Backup
Disk Option.
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"Bad Customer ID - Try another one!"
Error--this message can appear on a screen that calls for the Customer ID, either the
Customers Menu, or the Batch Setup Screen. The Eagle cannot recognize the ID that
you entered, and you should try again.
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"Bad Mix ID - Try another one!"
Error--this message can appear on a screen that calls for the Mix ID, either the Mix
Storage Menu, or the Batch Setup Screen. The Eagle cannot recognize the ID that
you entered, and you should try again.
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"Bad Order ID - Try another one!"
Error--this message can appear on a screen that calls for the Order ID, either the
Orders Menu, or the Batch Setup Screen. The Eagle can not recognize the ID that
you entered, and you should try again.
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"Bad Password"
Notice--appears when you type in a password that the Eagle does not recognize. Try
the password again if you think you know it, or press <Esc> key to return to the
previous set of menu prompts. You may want to refer to the Passwords Menu on the
Plant Setup Screen to check for the correct password.
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"Bad Ticket ID - Try another one!"
Error--this message can appear on a screen that calls for the Ticket ID, either the
Tickets Summary Menu, or the Batch Setup Screen. The Eagle cannot recognize the
ID that you entered, and you should try again.
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"Batching Not allowed in current Remote Diagnostic mode!”
Error--the operator or the person running the remote session attempted to start a
batch in the interactive Remote Diagnostic mode. The non-interactive Remote
Diagnostic mode must be used if batching is needed. The interactive mode enables
the keyboard on the remote terminal, and the non-interactive mode disables the
keyboard on the remote terminal.
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"Bin Has No Assigned Scale"
Error--this message can appear when you try to batch, but the material bins the mix
design calls for do not yet have a scale assigned. To fix this you will need to go back
to the Scale Configuration Screen.
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"Can't go any further"
Notice--the cursor is as far up, down, or to the side as it can go. Try another arrow
key to move the cursor in a different direction.
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"Can not substitute Pozzolan for Cement!"
Warning--a cement bin substitution was attempted using a Pozzolanic material as a
substitute for a cementious material.
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"Can not substitute with dedicated Matrix Cement!"
Warning--a cement bin substitution was attempted using a dedicated matrix mixer
cement.
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"Cement, Admix is in Manual"
Warning--this message can appear if you begin an automatic batch with the cement
and admix in manual. Either press the switch on the manual panel to put the cement
and admix back into automatic, or override the warning by pressing <F6>; then batch
the load with cement and admix still in manual.
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"Cement, Admix, Water is in Manual"
Warning--this message can appear if you begin an automatic batch with the cement,
admix, and water in manual. Either press the switch on the manual panel to put the
cement, admix, and water back into automatic, or override the warning by pressing
<F6>; then batch the load with cement, admix, and water still in manual.
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"Cement Batcher Not Empty"
Notice--appears on the Batching Screen when you tell the Eagle to begin batching if
the cement weigh up bin is not yet empty. You may need to manually open the gates
to dump out the material, or check to make sure that you do not have a faulty limit
switch. If the amount is small and is stuck up in the bin, you might also want to zero
the scale so that the Eagle will overlook the problem.
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"Cement batcher Open"
Warning--this message can appear during batching, if the cement batcher gate is still
open. You will want to make sure that the gates are in fact closed before you try to
override this warning. Use the switch on the manual panel to manually close the
batcher gate. If the message repeats when you try to batch again, it may mean you
have a failed limit switch.
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"Cement bin low. CEMENT01 nn.n Trucks Low"
Warning--the amount of material in the specified cement bin has dropped below the
warning threshold by the number of trucks (n.nn).
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"Cement bin low. CEMENT02 nn.n Trucks Low"
Warning--the amount of material in the specified cement bin has dropped below the
warning threshold by the number of trucks (n.nn).
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"Cement bin low. CEMENT03 nn.n Trucks Low"
Warning--the amount of material in the specified cement bin has dropped below the
warning threshold by the number of trucks (n.nn).
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"Cement bin low. CEMENT04 nn.n Trucks Low"
Warning--the amount of material in the specified cement bin has dropped below the
warning threshold by the number of trucks (n.nn).
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"Cement bin low. CEMENT05 nn.n Trucks Low"
Warning--the amount of material in the specified cement bin has dropped below the
warning threshold by the number of trucks (n.nn).
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"Cement bin low. CEMENT06 nn.n Trucks Low"
Warning--the amount of material in the specified cement bin has dropped below the
warning threshold by the number of trucks (n.nn).
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Warning--the amount of material in the specified cement bin has dropped below the
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"Cement bin low. CEMENT08 nn.n Trucks Low"
Warning--the amount of material in the specified cement bin has dropped below the
warning threshold by the number of trucks (n.nn).
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"Cement bin low. CEMENT09 nn.n Trucks Low"
Warning--the amount of material in the specified cement bin has dropped below the
warning threshold by the number of trucks (n.nn).
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"Cement bin low. CEMENT10 nn.n Trucks Low"
Warning--the amount of material in the specified cement bin has dropped below the
warning threshold by the number of trucks (n.nn).
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"Cement bin low. CEMENT11 nn.n Trucks Low"
Warning--the amount of material in the specified cement bin has dropped below the
warning threshold by the number of trucks (n.nn).
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"Cement bin low. CEMENT12 nn.n Trucks Low"
Warning--the amount of material in the specified cement bin has dropped below the
warning threshold by the number of trucks (n.nn).
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"Cement Bin Not In Use"
Error--this message can appear on the batching screen if your mix design has called
for a material that is not in use. To change this error, you will have to go to the
Cement Storage Menu and change the letter <N> in the Used column to <Y>.
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"Cement is in Manual"
Warning--this message can appear if you begin an automatic batch with the cement
in manual. Either press the switch on the manual panel to put the cement back into
automatic, or override the warning by pressing <F6>; then batch the load with
cement still in manual.
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"Cement Low Flow Detected!!"
Notice--a cement fill gate was opened, but no scale movement was detected.
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"Cement out of Limits"
Notice--appears when you are trying to enter a new or modified mix design. The
Eagle is telling you that the amount of cement called for in this mix design is either
too low or too high. Rewrite the amount of cement, or go back to the Cement
Storage Menu and change the under and over limits.
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"Cement Out Of Tolerance"
Warning--this message can appear while batching if the Eagle goes over the
tolerance levels set on the Cement Storage Menu. Press <F6> to override the
warning and continue batching.
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"Cement Scale not Configured"
Error--this message can appear on the batching screen if you try to batch a load
without having configured your cement scale. To fix this error, configure your
cement scale on the Scale Configuration Screen.
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"Cement, Water is in Manual"
Warning--this message can appear if you begin an automatic batch with the cement
and water in manual. Either press the switch on the manual panel to put the cement
and water back into automatic, or override the warning by pressing <F6>; then batch
the load with cement and water still in manual.
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"Check on-hand inventory quantities!"
Notice--a change has been made to the inventory units. Check the on-hand quantities
to make sure they are correct.
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"COD Price of ZERO Not Allowed"
Notice--the operator entered a COD order with a unit price of $0.00.
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"Delivery List Full!! Print Deliveries before entering more"
Notice--the maximum number of deliveries has been reached. Printing the deliveries
will clear the list.
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"Descriptor Data Each Error"
"Descriptor Data Offset Error"
"Descriptor Length Error"
"Descriptor Record Code Error"
"Descriptor Units Error"
Error--these messages can appear when the system is booting up. If you see one of
these messages, it means that you have a file corruption problem. It is less likely, but
these messages can also come up during run time. File corruption means that you
have garbage in some of the files, which the Eagle cannot read. Go through the
mixes, orders, customers, and ticket files and try to correct. If you have disk backup,
you may want to restore your most recent backup files to clean out the garbage.
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"Do Not Use Alt Scale for Holding Hoppers"
Notice--a holding hopper scale has been designed as the alternate batcher scale.
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"Duplicate Found"
Error--this message can appear on the Printer Configuration Menu, if you have tried
to configure two printers identically. You will have to make sure that you do not tell
the Eagle that both printers are using the same outputs.
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"Duplicates Not Allowed"
Notice--the same I/O module was assigned to two different soft I/O functions.
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"Duties Canceled"
Notice--execution of End of Day Duties was terminated by the operator or the printer
timed out prior to normal completion.
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"Duties Completed"
Notice--execution of End of Day Duties has finished.
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"Error, Gate Used by Soft I/O"
Notice--an aggregate or cement gate used for a soft I/O function was entered as a
batching gate on the Batch/Gating Menu.
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"Error, Scale in use"
Warning--the moisture probe was assigned to a scale input already in use by a
batcher.
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"File Access Error"
"File Already Exists"
"File Close Error"
"File Flush Error"
"File Not Found"
"File Read Error"
"File Seek Error"
"File Write Error"
"Material Record Code Error"
"Record Code Error"
"Unknown File Error"
Error--these messages can appear on the screen when the system is booting up, right
after you have turned on the power. Since the Eagle looks for certain files when it
tries to initialize the system, these messages mean that it cannot find or cannot read
these files. In most cases, the system will still boot up, but you should always check
through your mix, order, customer, ticket, and plant set up screens to be sure that the
information is all still there. Sometimes, these file error messages mean that the
Eagle cannot find a file, so it creates a new one, which will be blank. If this happens
to you, you may have to retype the file information you have lost.
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"Holding Hopper Scale Must be either Agg or Cem type"
Notice--the class of a holding hopper scale is something other than aggregate or
cement.
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"Incompatible Mix in Truck"
Warning--an ingredient in the mix design for the concrete in the truck is not called
for by the mix design to be batched. This message will only appear if the Adjust
(#xxx) and Mix in Truck (#428) fields are in the Batch Setup Menu, the Adjust
quantity is non-zero, and the above condition exists.
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"Incorrect Flop Gate Position"
Error--the physical position of the flop gate (wet or dry) does not agree with the
position called for by a communications ticket.
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"Invalid File Handle Error"
"No Handle"
"No More File Handle Errors"
Error--this message can appear during boot up, when the system is initializing. If
you get this message, the Eagle probably will not even initialize at all. This may be
the only message you get. The Eagle is having trouble accessing the files, and
probably has some corruption in one of its system files. Call your Command Alkon
Dallas service department in this situation.
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"Less Than 15 Counts Not Allowed"
Notice--appears on the Scale Calibration and Probe Calibration Screen. The lowest
count reading can be no lower than 15 counts. Adjust the counts and try to zero the
scale again.
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"Load may be nn.nn xxx short"
Notice--the truck number was changed after the batch was started on an adjusted
batch, and the new truck may not have the adjusted quantity on board. The adjusted
quantity is nn.nn, and xxx is the units (yards or meter).
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"Load Mixer"
Notice--all materials are ready to start going into the mixer.
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"Load Size Too Large for Truck"
Warning--the load size exceeds the truck capacity.
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"Load Truck"
Notice--all materials are ready to start going into the truck.
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"Loading in Progress"
Error--this message can appear while you are batching. If you have a load that has
not quite finished weigh up or discharge and you try to begin another batch, the
Eagle will give you this message. You will have to wait until the discharge of the
current load is complete to begin the next batch.
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"Local Change Not Allowed"
Notice--operator attempted to delete a communications ticket from the ticket stack.
Communications tickets may only be deleted by dispatch.
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"Loss of High Range - 105% of Full Scale Not Detectable"
Notice--appears on the Scale Calibration and Probe Calibration Screen. This
message means that when calibrating scales that you have limited the range of your
counts, so that they will not cover the range of the scale. If you cannot bring your
low end counts down to 15-75 when the scale is at zero, you may have to manually
adjust the potentiometer before you can recalibrate.
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"Loss of Low Range - Scale Less Than Zero Not Detectable"
Notice--appears on the Scale and Probe Calibration Screen when you are trying to
calibrate a scale or probe. This is the same kind of problem as above. The input
signal that the Eagle is receiving is too low or too high and it will not be able to track
the low end of the scale. Remember that when calibrating zero for a scale, you want
about 40 counts. This way the Eagle can still accurately track low end scale weights.
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"Loss of Precision - Less than 1.5 counts/grad"
Notice--appears during scale calibration and probe calibration. This message means
that you do not have enough counts per scale grad. As the result, the range of counts
in been stretched so that the readings will not be accurate. Check your calibration,
which should be between 1.5 and 4.0 counts per scale grad to ensure maximum
accuracy.
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"Low Limit Bigger Than High Limit"
Notice--appears during scale and probe calibration. This message appears if you
type in a high limit for a scale or probe that is less than the low limit. If this occurs,
you must recalibrate both low and high end.
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"Material Name Required"
Notice--the operator attempted to enter a delivery without a material selected.
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"Matrix Scale Must be Wat type"
Notice--the class of the matrix scale is something other than water.
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"Missing Gate Assignment"
Error--this message can appear when you go to batch a load. If any of the materials
called for do not have either fast or slow flow gate assignments, you will get this
message. To correct this problem, check the gate assignments on the Aggregate
Batching and Cement Batching Menus.
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"Mixer is Full"
Warning--this message can appear while batching. The Eagle is telling you that the
mixer is full and that you need to dump it. If the mixer is not full, and the Eagle
keeps telling you this message, then you may want to check for a faulty full tilt limit
switch.
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"Mixer Not Returned"
Error--this message can appear during batching operations when you try to discharge
a load into the mixer. To correct this, manually return the mixer to upright position.
If you still get this message, it could mean you have a faulty full return limit switch.
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"Moisture Compensation Out of Limits"
Warning--this message can appear on the Moisture Storage screen, if you try and
write in a moisture value that is either too high or too low for the limits. You will
have to adjust the moisture compensation value, or change the limits to accept this
number.
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"More Than 4000 Counts Not Allowed"
Notice--appears during probe and scale calibration if you have too many counts. The
Eagle will not allow a high end reading of more than 4000 counts. You must
recalibrate.
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"No Associated Aggregate Scale"
Error--this message can appear on the Probe Configuration Menu, if you try to
configure a probe with a material that does not have a gate assigned to the aggregate
scale. You will need to go back to the Scale Configuration Screen and check to
make sure you have <Y> in the bin number that corresponds to the aggregate you are
tying your probe to.
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"No Calibration For a Metered Water"
Notice--the message appears on the Batching Screen. It means that one of the waters
in the mix design you are trying to batch has not been calibrated. You will need to
return to the Plant Setup Menu and select the Water Pulse Calibration Screen to
correct this problem.
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"No Calibration For an Admix"
Notice--the message appears on the Batching Screen. It means that one of the
admixes in the mix design you are trying to batch has not been calibrated. You will
need to return to the Plant Setup Menu and select the Admix Pulse Calibration
Screen to correct this problem.
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"No Cement in Batch"
Warning--this message can appear on the Batching Screen if you tell the Eagle to
batch a mix design that has no cement in it. You can override this warning by
pressing <F6>, if you want to batch a load without cement.
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"No Room For"
Error--this message can appear when you try to put more extra products into the
Extra Product list than the 50 allowed; or when you try to exceed the number of
trucks, mix designs, orders, or customers. The Eagle can only store a certain number
of each, displayed along the top right hand border of the main box on each of those
screens.
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"No Room for Matrix Cement!"
Warning--on a matrix mixer plant, the dry-side cements used all three of the
available slots, leaving none for the wet-side matrix cement.
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"No Scale Number Assigned"
Warning--a scale number outside the valid range was entered.
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"NO Setup Inputs Active!"
Warning--a block plant with multi-setup did not have an active setup input when the
operator attempted to start a batch.
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"No Such"
Error--this message can appear when you come to the end of the list and press the
<Page Down> key, or at the beginning of a list when you press the <Page Up> key.
You will have to reverse the direction.
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"No Such Gate"
Error--this message can appear on a couple of the screens in Plant Setup. This
message says that you have entered a batching gate that the Eagle does not
understand. Check to make sure that the numbers you have entered match the
available gates on your plant.
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"Not Allowed in Demo"
Error--this message can appear on the Plant Setup Menu when you try to select
either the scale calibration or the probe calibration. You cannot calibrate scales or
probes while in demonstration mode.
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"Not Configured"
Notice--can appear during scale and probe calibration. You cannot calibrate a probe
or scale that has not been configured.
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"Not Found"
Error--this message can appear on screens for tickets, orders, mixes, trucks, or
anything that the Eagle keeps on a list. If you enter an incorrect ID, the Eagle will
not be able to find what you called for.
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"Please Contact the Dispatch Office!"
Warning--an “Attention Plant” message was received from the dispatch system.
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"OK"
Notice--appears on the Tickets Summary Screen when the Eagle has finished
deleting all tickets. It means the Eagle is ready for the next job.
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"Only One (1) Alternate Scale Allowed"
Notice--more than one scale was selected as an alternate batch scale.
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"Only Agg or Cem Types Allowed"
Notice--a class other than aggregate or cement was entered as the asynchronous
class.
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"Option not installed!!"
Error--this message can appear when you try to calibrate a moisture probe, but do
not have the moisture probe option installed. You cannot use this screen unless you
have the appropriate hardware.
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"Out of Room for batch results"
Warning--the batch results queue is full. The oldest data in the queue will be lost.
This is due to the dispatch system not requesting batch results.
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"Out of Room in Manual Batch"
Notice--can appear while batching in manual, if you try to batch more than 5
aggregates, more than 3 cements, more than 6 admixes, or more than 2 different
waters. You will have to decrease the number of materials to complete the batch.
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"Over Aggregate Scale Capacity"
Error--this message can appear on the Batch Screen when target weights exceed
aggregate scale capacity. The Eagle will not batch a load if the weight is too high.
You will have to either change the size of the batch or call for a new mix design.
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"Over Cement Scale Capacity"
Error--this message can appear on the Batch Screen when target weights exceed
cement scale capacity. The Eagle will not batch a load if the weight is too high.
You will have to either change the size of the batch or call for a new mix design.
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Over Water Scale Capacity"
Error--this message can appear on the Batch Screen when target weights exceed
water scale capacity. The Eagle will not batch a load if the weight is too high. You
will have to either change the size of the batch or call for a new mix design.
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"Primary Printer Configuration Problem"
Error--this message can appear on the Printer Configuration Screen if you try to
configure a printer that is not available, or if you designate a serial or parallel port
that the Eagle does not have.
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"Printer Not Available"
Notice--this message can appear from a number of screen. You have selected a print
command, but the Eagle is not finding a printer. Check to make sure your printer is
properly connected to the Eagle, has power, and is turned on. You may need to
check the General Plant Options Menu to see if a printer has been selected, or check
the Printer Configuration Screen.
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"Printer Not Ready"
Notice--this message can appear from a number of screen. You have selected a print
command, but the Eagle is not finding a printer. Check to make sure your printer is
properly connected to the Eagle, has power, and is turned on. You may need to
check the General Plant Options Menu to see if a printer has been selected, or check
the Printer Configuration Screen.
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"Printer OFFLINE. Correct to continue!"
Error--this message can appear when you go to print a ticket or report, but do not
have the printer on line. To correct this problem, press the select button to turn the
printer on line.
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"Quantity of XXX ingredient in truck exceeds quantity for
load!"
Warning--the calculated quantity of an individual ingredient in the truck exceeds the
calculated target called for by the mix design to be batched. This message will only
appear if the Yards Adjust (#12) and Mix in truck (#428) fields are in the Batch
Setup Menu, the Yards Adjust quantity is non-zero, and the above condition exists.
The ‘XXX’ in the message is replaced by the class (AGG, CEM, AMX, H2O) of the
offending ingredient.
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"Release Tolerance Error Override Button!"
Warning--the tolerance error override soft input is active. This signal must be
inactive to start a batch.
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"Repeat Admixes Not Allowed"
Error--this message can appear on the Mix Storage Menu when you are writing up a
mix design. You cannot call for the same admix twice on the same mix design.
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"Report In Progress"
Notice--this message can appear while you are batching, if you try to initiate another
batch while the printer is still printing out a delivery or recordation ticket. You will
have to wait until the printing is complete.
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"Scale Problem!"
Error--this message can appear on the Master Menu, when you try to select the
Batching/Storage Menu. This message means that the scale card in your computer is
not responding. Until you fix this problem you will not be able to batch at all. Since
correcting this problem may mean having a look at the scale card, call your
Command Alkon Dallas service department, to help you get running again.
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"Scales Are LOCKED"
Error--this message will appear for all settings affecting scale measurements when
scale lockout is turned on. You can physically lock the scale to prevent a high end
calibration. This includes Zero Calibration, Motion Detection, scale settle times, and
zero tolerances. In addition, the Scale Configuration and Scale Calibration menus
require the scale lockout to be turned off before editing may occur. Reminding you
that some states laws prohibits unauthorized scale recalibration.
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“Scales are not all calibrated!”
Error--this message can appear in a raw initialized system. The Eagle can detect if
scales have ever been calibrated. You may see this at the start of the batch. You will
have to calibrate your scales before you can batch.
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“Scales Not Zero”
Error--this message will appear on the Batch Screen when a scale or scales are
assigned in the scale configuration screen but, are not used.
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"Secondary Printer Configuration Problem"
Error--this message can appear on the Printer Configuration Screen if you try to
configure a printer that is not available, or if you designate a serial or parallel port
that the Eagle does not have.
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"Setup 1 Input Not Active!"
Notice--the operator tried to start a batch from setup #1 without activating the setup
#1 input.
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"Setup 2 Input Not Active!"
Notice--the operator tried to start a batch from setup #2 without activating the setup
#2 input.
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"Setup 3 Input Not Active!"
Notice--the operator tried to start a batch from setup #3 without activating the setup
#3 input.
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"Setup 4 Input Not Active!"
Notice--the operator tried to start a batch from setup #4 without activating the setup
#4 input.
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"Stack is FULL"
Error--this message can appear when you are setting up batches and stacking the
tickets on the Ticket Menu. It means that once the stack is full, you cannot stack any
more, until you either delete or batch some of the tickets on the stack.
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"Start Conveyor"
Error--this message can appear when you try to begin discharge but have not yet
turned on the belt. You must turn the conveyor on before the Eagle will discharge.
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"Steps Landing is Too Large For Steps Length"
Warning--the steps landing size is larger than the steps length.
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"Stop Conveyor Before Starting Remote Batch"
Notice--the operator attempted to start a remote batch with the conveyor run input
active.
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"That Number Was Too Big"
Notice--this message can appear on a number of screens. It means that you have
entered a number that exceeds the acceptable range. Enter a smaller number.
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"There Is Nothing To Batch"
Notice--this message will appear on the Ticket Stack Screen when you press the “F”
key to batch a ticket and there is nothing on the stack. If you want to batch a ticket,
you will have to set up a new batch first.
•
"There Is Nothing To Delete"
Notice--this message will appear on the Ticket Stack Screen when you try to delete a
ticket and there is nothing on the stack to delete. You may also see this message on
other screens if you try to delete something that is not there.
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•
"There Is Nothing To Enter"
Notice--this message will appear on any screen where you press the <Enter> key
before you have typed any information. If this message appears, look again to make
sure that you have typed in the information you want.
•
"There is Nothing to Find"
Notice--this message can appear on any screen that maintains a list, for example,
Tickets Summary, Ticket Stack, Customers, Orders, Mix Storage. If you ask the
Eagle to find something, but there is no information stored on the screen, then it will
give you this message.
•
"There Is Nothing To Print"
Notice--this message can appear on any screen that maintains a list, for example,
Tickets Summary, Ticket Stack, Customers, Orders, Mix Storage. If you ask the
Eagle to print something, but there is no information stored on the screen, then it will
give you this message.
•
"There Is Nothing To Setup"
Notice--operator attempted to enter the Setup Screen from the Stack Screen with the
arrow pointing to an empty stack position.
•
"There Is Nothing To Verify"
Notice--this message can appear on the Ticket Stack Screen, if you press the "F" key
to Verify a ticket and there are no tickets currently stored on the stack.
•
"Ticket Already Entered"
Notice--this message can appear on the Delivery Screen, if you try to enter the same
ticket twice. If all the information repeats a previous ticket, the Eagle will notify you
that you have already recorded this delivery. This is intended to help prevent
inventory errors.
•
"Ticket File Full!! - Losing tickets!!"
Error--this message can appear while batching, it means that the memory on the
Tickets Summary Screen is full and will not hold the batches you are doing now. To
solve this problem, you must go to the Tickets Summary and process the records you
have accumulated so far; then delete the tickets and start batching again.
•
"Ticket File nearly full!!”
Notice--this message will appear on the screen during batching if your Tickets
Summary List, which stores 200 (optionally 400) batched tickets, is getting close to
full. When the Tickets Summary reaches 90% of its capacity, this message will alert
you. If you do not clear the tickets summary, all batches that you make after 200
(optionally 400) will not be recorded. So when you get this message, you may want
to go to the End of Day Menu and print and then clear your tickets and invoices.
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•
"Too few probe samples"
Warning--this message can appear during a batch, if you have a moisture probe
connected to your system. What this means is that the moisture probe has not taken
enough readings to be sure that it has the correct moisture. This is a warning for you
to make sure that the mix does not end up too wet or too dry. You may encounter
this in small mixes or mix designs that call for small amounts of aggregates.
•
"Too Many Cubic Meters"
Warning--the quantity calculated for an order is greater than 9999.99 cubic meters.
•
"Too Many Cubic Yards"
Warning--the quantity calculated for an order is greater than 9999.99 cubic yards.
•
"Too Much Meters Adjust"
Error--this message can appear if you are batching in metric, and the meters adjust
exceeds the batch size. Check to make sure that the numbers you have entered are
correct. The Eagle will not batch a negative amount.
•
"Too Much % Special Water"
Error--this message can appear on the Batch Setup Screen if you try to enter a
number in the special water greater than 100%. Remember that special water is
based on the total amount of water called for. The most special water you can
designate is 100%. If you want to increase the total water in the batch, use one of the
other water trim features.
•
"Too Much Yards Adjust"
Error--this message can appear if you are batching a load, and the yards adjust
exceeds the batch size. Check to make sure that the numbers you have entered are
correct. The Eagle will not batch a negative amount.
•
"Too Many Drops"
Error--this message can appear on the Batch Setup Screen if you call for too many
drops. The maximum number of drops the Eagle can make on a multiple batch is 99.
•
"Truck already washed! Press Y to wash anyway"
Warning--wash was attempted on a truck that has been washed out and no batches
have been loaded onto that truck since that time.
•
"Unassigned Admix Gate in Manual Batch"
Notice--manual batching was attempted with a gate signal that does not have a
material assigned to it.
•
"Unassigned Agg Gate in Manual Batch"
Notice--manual batching was attempted with a gate signal that does not have a
material assigned to it.
•
"Unassigned Cement Gate in Manual Batch"
Notice--manual batching was attempted with a gate signal that does not have a
material assigned to it.
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"Unassigned Gate in Manual Batch"
Notice--this message can appear during batching. The Eagle has found a gate
opening that has not yet been assigned to a scale. To correct this oversight, you will
need to go to the Plant Setup Menu and check your gate assignments in the material
batching menus.
•
"Unassigned Water Gate in Manual Batch"
Notice--manual batching was attempted with a gate signal that does not have a
material assigned to it.
•
"Unentered changes. Enter Y to exit anyway”
Warning--the operator made changes on a screen, then pressed <F10> to exit the
screen without pressing <F5> to save the edits.
•
"Use Unused Bin for Matrix Mixer Setup"
Notice--the operator tried to use an alternate bin for matrix mixer freefall and
jogging, and specified a bin that was already in use.
•
"w/Footing Width is Too Large For Slab Length”
Warning--the footing width specified will not fit on a slab of the specified length.
•
"w/Footing Width is Too Large For Slab Width”
Warning--the footing width specified will not fit on a slab of the specified width.
•
"Warning! Truck Washed Out, Water and/or Admix in Truck!!"
Notice--the truck entered in the setup has water and/or admix from a washout cycle.
•
"Water Batcher Not Empty"
Notice--this message can appear on the batching screen when you tell the Eagle to
begin batching if the water weigh up bin is not yet empty. You may need to
manually open the gates to dump out the material, or check to make sure that you
don't have a faulty limit switch. If the amount is small and is stuck up in the bin, you
might also want to zero the scale so that the Eagle will overlook the problem.
•
"Water Batcher Open"
Warning--this message can appear during batching, if the weighed water batcher gate
is still open. You will want to make sure that the gates are in fact closed before you
try to override this warning. Use the switch on the manual panel to manually close
the batcher gate. If the message repeats when you try to batch again, it may mean
you have a faulty limit switch.
•
"Water Bin Not In Use"
Error--this message can appear on the batching screen if your mix design has called
for a material that is not in use. To change this error, you will have to go to the
Water Storage Menu and change the letter <N> in the Used? column to <Y>.
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•
"Water Gate Open"
Warning--this message can appear when you try to begin a batch and the Eagle has
not received a gate closed signal from the limit switch. Close the weighed water
discharge gate from the switch on the manual panel and try again. If you get the
same message, you may have a faulty limit switch. Another possible explanation is
that the full close pulse at the end of discharge is not long enough to close the gate
all the way. Make sure this is not the problem before you begin to pull off limit
switches, by checking the full close pulse time on the General Discharge Options
Screen, in the Plant Setup.
•
"Water is in Manual"
Warning--this message can appear if you begin an automatic batch with the water in
manual. Either press the switch on the manual panel to put the water back into
automatic, or override the warning by pressing <F6>; then batch the load with water
still in manual.
•
"Water Low Flow Detected!!"
Notice--a water fill valve was opened, but no pulses or scale movement were
detected.
•
"Water Out of Limits"
Notice--this message can appear when you are trying to enter a new or modified mix
design. The Eagle is telling you that the amount of water called for in this mix
design is either too low or too high. Rewrite the amount of water, or go back to the
Water Storage Menu and change the under and over limits.
•
"Water Out Of Tolerance"
Warning--this message can appear while batching if the Eagle goes over the
tolerance levels set on the Water Storage Menu. Press <F6> to override the warning
and continue batching.
•
"Water Scale Not Configured"
Error--this message can appear on the batching screen if you try to batch a load
without having configured your weighed water scale. To fix this error, configure
your weighed water scale on the Scale Configuration Screen.
•
"Zero delivery not allowed"
Notice--a value of zero was entered for a delivery amount.
•
"Zero Grads Not Allowed"
Notice--the operator entered a value of zero for the scale graduation on the Scale
Calibration Menu.
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Appendix B
Field Number Selections
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Appendix B: Field Number Selections
The following are the fields which can be placed on the Batching Screen, the Batch
Setup Screen, and the Batch Recordation Report. The fields are placed on the screens
and printout by entering their numbers in the Batch Screen Options, Batch Setup
Options, and Printer Configuration Menus. An abbreviated list of these fields can be
displayed on the screen by pressing the green <HELP> key while in one of the
mentioned menus.
Note:
Print Data Only Fields begin with No. 150.
* : Not printable field
@ : Double width (more than 16 characters wide)
No.
Description
No.
Description
0
Blank
26
Raw Moisture #6
1
'Admix Trims:'
27
Moist Spy Average
2
'Water Trims:'
28
Order ID
[email protected]
Driver Name
29
Batch Number
4
Customer ID
30
Pounds of Ice
5
Mix ID
31
Moist #1 samples
6
Block Plant ?
32
Moist #2 samples
7
Weight Check ?
33
Moist #3 samples
8*
Mixer Status
34
Moist #4 samples
9
Batch XX of XX
35
Moist #5 samples
10
Mix time (per mix)
36
Moist #6 samples
11
Discharge rate
37
Moist Spy Samples
12
Yards Adjusted
38
Flop Gate Status
13
Truck Number
39
Load Number
14
Size of load
40
Mix Adjusted
15
Water trim/batch
41
Amx1 trim 1.00%
16
Water trim/yard
42
Amx2 trim 1.00%
17
% Special/water2
43
Amx3 trim 1.00%
18
Washdown water
44
Amx4 trim 1.00%
19*
Mixer time left
45
Amx5 trim 1.00%
20
Cem bin select
46
Amx6 trim 1.00%
21
Raw Moisture #1
47
Amx7 trim 1.00%
22
Raw Moisture #2
48
Amx8 trim 1.00%
23
Raw Moisture #3
49
Amx9 trim 1.00%
24
Raw Moisture #4
50
Amx10 trim 1.00%
25
Raw Moisture #5
51
Amx11 trim 1.00%
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No.
Description
No.
Description
52
Amx12 trim 1.00%
86
Extra #1 ID
53
Specific Gravity
87
Extra #2 ID
54
% Substitution
88
Extra #3 ID
55
% Activity
89
Extra #4 ID
56
Temper water
90
Extra #5 ID
57
Slump Adj Target
91
Extra #6 ID
58*
Slump Status
92
Extra #1 Qty
59
Slump Target
93
Extra #2 Qty
60
Slump Meter
94
Extra #3 Qty
61
Amx1 trim 100%
95
Extra #4 Qty
62
Amx2 trim 100%
96
Extra #5 Qty
63
Amx3 trim 100%
97
Extra #6 Qty
64
Amx4 trim 100%
98
Extra #1 Price
65
Amx5 trim 100%
99
Extra #2 Price
66
Amx6 trim 100%
100
Extra #3 Price
67
Amx7 trim 100%
101
Extra #4 Price
68
Amx8 trim 100%
102
Extra #5 Price
69
Amx9 trim 100%
103
Extra #6 Price
70
Amx10 trim 100%
104
Extra #1 Tax
71
Amx11 trim 100%
105
Extra #2 Tax
72
Amx12 trim 100%
106
Extra #3 Tax
73
Qty Ordered
107
Extra #4 Tax
74
Qty Delivered
108
Extra #5 Tax
75
Loads Delivered
109
Extra #6 Tax
76
Price
[email protected]
Order Delivery-1
77
Tax
[email protected]
Order Delivery-2
78
User1 TitledData
[email protected]
Order Instr-1
79
User2 TitledData
[email protected]
Order Instr-2
80
User3 TitledData
[email protected]
User9 TitledData
81
User4 TitledData
[email protected]
User10 TitledData
82
User5 TitledData
[email protected]
Del. Addr. Local
83
User6 TitledData
[email protected]
Cust. Name Local
84
User7 TitledData
[email protected]
Mix Description
85
User8 TitledData
[email protected]
Amx to 0.00/0%
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No.
Description
No.
Description
[email protected]
Amx to 0.00/100%
154
Driver Name
121
% Air Volume
155
Del. Addr. #1
122
H2O Temperature
156
Cust. Name #1
123
Batchcode ID
157
Yards Adjusted
124
DrumCoat AGG
158
Yards Batched
125
DrumCoat CEM
159
Truck Number
126
DrumCoat H2O
160
Agg #1 Line
127
DrumCoat Y/N ?
161
Agg #2 Line
128
Setup Output#
162
Agg #3 Line
129
Time Due
163
Agg #4 Line
130
Batchbook Amx ID
164
Agg #5 Line
131
Vol Adjust Y/N ?
165
Cem #1 Line
132
'Agg Trims::'
166
Cem #2 Line
133
Agg #1 Trim/Yard
167
Cem #3 Line
134
Agg #2 Trim/Yard
168
Amx #1 Line
135
Agg #3 Trim/Yard
169
Amx #2 Line
136
Agg #4 Trim/Yard
170
Amx #3 Line
137
Agg #5 Trim/Yard
171
Amx #4 Line
[email protected]
User Editfield #1
172
Amx #5 Line
[email protected]
User Editfield #2
173
Amx #6 Line
140
Wat in Truck GAL
174
Wat #1 Line
141
Wat in Truck LBS
175
Wat #2 Line
142
Admix in Truck
176
Agg #1 Moisture
143
'Cem Trims::'
177
Agg #2 Moisture
144
Cem #1 Trim/Yard
178
Agg #3 Moisture
145
Cem #2 Trim/Yard
179
Agg #4 Moisture
146
Cem #3 Trim/Yard
180
Agg #5 Moisture
147
Last Ticket..Y/N
181
Agg Begin Tare
148
Keep Cem Bin Y/N
182
Cem Begin Tare
149
Reference ID
183
Amx Begin Tare
150
Mix ID
184
Wat Begin Tare
151
Mix Description
185
Agg End Tare
152
Time
186
Cem End Tare
153
Date
187
Amx End Tare
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No.
Description
No.
Description
188
Wat End Tare
222
Batch END Time
189
Demo Mode Notice
223
ELASPED Time
190
Batch Units
224
Agg#1 Source
191
Batch Number
225
Agg#2 Source
192
Jobsite Water
226
Agg#3 Source
193
Moisture Comp
227
Agg#4 Source
194
Total Mix Water
228
Cem#1 Source
195
Total Aggregate
229
Cem#2 Source
196
Total Cement
230
Total YARDAGE
197
Total Admix
231
Wat in Slurry
198
Total Water
232
Cem in Slurry
199
W/C Ratio
233
Tot Wat w/Slurry
200
Load Number
234
Weighed Units
201
Specific Gravity
235
Water Units
202
% Substitution
236
Admix Units
203
% Activity
237
'Total Water'
204
Temper water
238
Total Agg Moist
205
Agg RAW Begin Tare
239
Ord Grand Subttl
206
Cem RAW Begin Tare
240
Ord Grand Tax
207
Amx RAW Begin Tare
241
Ord Grand Total
208
Wat RAW Begin Tare
242
Total H2O (lbs)
209
Agg RAW End Tare
243
Parallel Status
210
Cem RAW End Tare
244
Actual Mix Time
211
Amx RAW End Tare
245
Absolute Volume
212
Wat RAW End Tare
246*
Resume Printing
213
Company Title
247
W/(C+P) Ratio
214
Company Plant ID
248
Actual Slurry W/C
215
Company Addr #1
249
COD Y/N
216
Company Addr #2
250
Ticket ID
217
Company Addr #3
251
Order ID
218
Company Phone
252
Customer ID
219
Mix Slump Target
253
Qty Ordered
220
Slump reading
254
Qty Delivered
221
Batch START Time
255
Loads Delivered
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No.
Description
No.
Description
256
Order Price
290
Extra #1 Tax
257
Order Tax %
291
Extra #2 Tax
258
Delivery Addr #1
292
Extra #3 Tax
259
Deliver Addr #2
293
Extra #4 Tax
260
Order Instr #1
294
Extra #5 Tax
261
Order Instr #2
295
Extra #6 Tax
262
User #1 Data
296
Extra #1 Descrip
263
User #2 Data
297
Extra #2 Descrip
264
User #3 Data
298
Extra #3 Descrip
265
User #4 Data
299
Extra #4 Descrip
266
User #5 Data
300
Extra #5 Descrip
267
User #6 Data
301
Extra #6 Descrip
268
User #7 Data
302
Cust Bill Addr 1
269
User #8 Data
303
Cust Bill Addr 2
270
User #9 Data
304
Cust Bill Addr 3
271
User #10 Data
305
Cust Phone #
272
Extra #1 ID
306
Cust Notes #1
273
Extra #2 ID
307
Cust Notes #2
274
Extra #3 ID
308
Control Codes !!!
275
Extra #4 ID
309
Report Stallout!
276
Extra #5 ID
310
Batch $
277
Extra #6 ID
311
Extra Prod #1 $
278
Extra #1 Qty
312
Extra Prod #2 $
279
Extra #2 Qty
313
Extra Prod #3 $
280
Extra #3 Qty
314
Extra Prod #4 $
281
Extra #4 Qty
315
Extra Prod #5 $
282
Extra #5 Qty
316
Extra Prod #6 $
283
Extra #6 Qty
317
COD Subtotal $
284
Extra #1 Price
318
COD Tax $
285
Extra #2 Price
319
COD Total $
286
Extra #3 Price
320
'Batch Record:'
287
Extra #4 Price
321
'Aggregate'
288
Extra #5 Price
322
'Cement'
289
Extra #6 Price
323
'Admix'
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No.
Description
No.
Description
324
'Water'
358
'-' 80 times
325
'Target'
359
'Total'
326
'Actual'
360
'Design'
327
'Status'
361
'Free H2O'
328
'Moist'
362
'Material'
329
'Tare'
363
'Per'
330
'Mix ID:'
364
'Source'
331
'Mix Name:'
365
'Holding Hopper'
332
'Mix Time:'
366
...unused
333
'Mix Design:'
367
...unused
334
'Time'
368
...unused
335
'Date'
369
...unused
336
'Ticket #'
370
Ext Agg #1 Line
337
'Order:'
371
Ext Agg #2 Line
338
'Qty Ord:'
372
Ext Agg #3 Line
339
'Qty Del:'
373
Ext Agg #4 Line
340
'Loads:'
374
Ext Agg #5 Line
341
'Start:'
375
Ext Cem #1 Line
342
'Spacing:'
376
Ext Cem #2 Line
343
'Price:'
377
Ext Cem #3 Line
344
'Tax:'
378
Ext Amx #1 Line
345
'Extra Product'
379
Ext Amx #2 Line
346
'Del Adr:'
380
Ext Amx #3 Line
347
'Instr:'
381
Ext Amx #4 Line
348
'Size:'
382
Ext Amx #5 Line
349
'$ Today'
383
Ext Amx #6 Line
350
'Qty:'
384
Ext Wat #1 Line
351
'of'
385
Ext Wat #2 Line
352
'Begin'
386
Probe Cal Ref
353
'End'
387
Design Agg Ref
354
'%'
388
Absorbd Agg H2O
355
'$'
389
Free Agg H2O
356
'-' 36 times
390
Total Agg H2O
357
'-' 42 times
391
Total Amx H2O
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No.
Description
No.
Description
392
Agg#5 Source
[email protected]
Ticket Setup Sel
393
Cem#3 Source
[email protected]
Motor On (% H2O)
394
Amx#1 Source
[email protected]
Mix in Truck
395
Amx#2 Source
429
Slurry Rinse Delay
396
Amx#3 Source
430
Print Metric?
397
Amx#4 Source
431
Truck Admix ID
398
Amx#5 Source
432
Batch Book?
399
Amx#6 Source
433
‘Agg Moist::’
400
Async XX of XX
434
Agg #1 Moist
401
Prints Weights ?
435
Agg #2 Moist
[email protected]
User Editfield #3
436
Agg #3 Moist
[email protected]
User Editfield #4
437
Agg #4 Moist
[email protected]
User Editfield #5
438
Agg #5 Moist
[email protected]
User Editfield #6
439
Code 3 Scale Spy
[email protected]
User Editfield #7
440
6 Char. BBK ID
[email protected]
User Editfield #8
441
Mixer W/C Ratio
408
Type Code
442
SP Gravity
409
Pct. Purge Water
443*
Decum Xfer Status
[email protected]
Slurry W/C Ratio
444
Pri. H20 Bin
[email protected]
Min. Dry Cement
445
Sec. H20 Bin
[email protected]
Vortex Build Delay
446
Keep PriH20 Bin
[email protected]
Purge Tank Cap.
447
Keep PriH20 Bin
[email protected]
Max Agg Moist Dev
448
HC Auto Moist %
415
Cum. Quantity
449
HC Water Trim
416
Pri Trans. Weight
700
Total Weight
417
Min Slurry Load Sz
701
Cem/Agg1 Ratio
418
Adj. Slurry W/C
702
Cem/Agg2 Ratio
419
Pri Hopper Scale
703
Cem/Agg3 Ratio
420
Pri Hopper Status
704
Cem/Agg4 Ratio
421
ALT Hopper Scale
705
Cem/Agg5 Ratio
422
ALT Hopper Status
706
Probe Status
423
ALT Trans. Weight
707
Calc Cum Qty
[email protected]
Purge Tank Frfall
708
Aborted Batch Msg
425
Jobsite Water
709
Jobsite H2O Gals
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No.
Description
No.
Description
710
Scale 1 Beg Tare
744
Cem3 Async1 Line
711
Scale 2 Beg Tare
745
Cem3 Async2 Line
712
Scale 3 Beg Tare
746
Agg1 ASTM Line
713
Scale 4 Beg Tare
747
Agg2 ASTM Line
714
Scale 5 Beg Tare
748
Agg3 ASTM Line
715
Scale 6 Beg Tare
749
Agg4 ASTM Line
716
Scale 7 Beg Tare
750
Agg5 ASTM Line
717
Scale 8 Beg Tare
751
Cem1 ASTM Line
718
Scale 9 Beg Tare
752
Cem2 ASTM Line
719
Scale 1 End Tare
753
Cem3 ASTM Line
720
Scale 2 End Tare
754
Amx1 ASTM Line
721
Scale 3 End Tare
755
Amx2 ASTM Line
722
Scale 4 End Tare
756
Amx3 ASTM Line
723
Scale 5 End Tare
757
Amx4 ASTM Line
724
Scale 6 End Tare
758
Amx5 ASTM Line
725
Scale 7 End Tare
759
Amx6 ASTM Line
726
Scale 8 End Tare
760
H2o1 ASTM Line
727
Scale 9 End Tare
761
H2o2 ASTM Line
728
Sensor Temp
762
Tt l Cem ASTM Ln
729
...unused
763
Design W/C
730
Agg1 Async1 Line
764
Design W/ (P+C)
731
Agg1 Async2 Line
765
HC Auto H2o Target
732
Agg2 Async1 Line
766
HC Tt1 H2o Added
733
Agg2 Async2 Line
767
HC ManualH2oAdded
734
Agg3 Async1 Line
768
HC Operator Trim
735
Agg3 Async2 Line
769
HC Mix Status
736
Agg4 Async1 Line
770
HC Dry Weigth
737
Agg4 Async2 Line
771
HC Actual Moist
738
Agg5 Async1 Line
1001
Plant ID
739
Agg5 Async2 Line
1002
Ticket #
740
Cem1 Async1 Line
1003
Truck #
741
Cem1 Async2 Line
1004
Load Size
742
Cem2 Async1 Line
1005
Mix Code
743
Cem2 Async2 Line
1006
Mix Description
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Field Number Selections
No.
Description
No.
Description
1007
Slump
1042
X Prod 2 Desc
1008
Use
1043
X Prod 2 Units
1009
Date
1044
X Prod 2 Price
1010
Customer ID
1045
X Prod 2 Ext $
1011
Customer Name 1
1046
X Prod 3 Ld. Qty
1012
Customer Name 2
1047
X Prod 3 Name
1013
Customer Name 3
1048
X Prod 3 Desc
1014
Driver #
1049
X Prod 3 Units
1015
Driver Name
1050
X Prod 3 Price
1016
Delivery Addr 1
1051
X Prod 3 Ext $
1017
Delivery Addr 2
1052
X Prod 4 Ld. Qty
1018
Purchase Order #
1053
X Prod 4 Name
1019
Order #
1054
X Prod 4 Desc
1020
Qty on Board
1055
X Prod 4 Units
1021
Delivery Inst 1
1056
X Prod 4 Price
1022
Delivery Inst 2
1057
X Prod 4 Ext $
1023
Delivery Inst 3
1058
X Prod 5 Ld. Qty
1024
Tax Code
1059
X Prod 5 Name
1025
Time Due on Job
1060
X Prod 5 Desc
1026
...unused
1061
X Prod 5 Units
1027
Cumulative Qty
1062
X Prod 5 Price
1028
Ordered Qty
1063
X Prod 5 Ext $
1029
Mix Prod. Code
1064
X Prod 6 Ld. Qty
1030
Mix Prod. Desc.
1065
X Prod 6 Name
1031
Unit of Measure
1066
X Prod 6 Desc
1032
Mix Price
1067
X Prod 6 Units
1033
Mix Extended $
1068
X Prod 6 Price
1034
X Prod 1 Ld. Qty
1069
X Prod 6 Ext $
1035
X Prod 1 Name
1070
MinLoad Desc
1036
X Prod 1 Desc
1071
MinLoad Amt$$
1037
X Prod 1 Units
1072
Ticket SubTot $
1038
X Prod 1 Price
1073
Ticket TaxTot $
1039
X Prod 1 Ext $
1074
Order Cum Tot $
1040
X Prod 2 Ld. Qty
1075
Time Ticket Sent
1041
X Prod 2 Name
1076
Zone
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Field Number Selections
No.
Description
No.
Description
1077
Project Num.
1111
AM - Cem 1 Name
1078
Ordered By
1112
AM - Cem 1 Wt.
1079
Special Inst 1
1113
AM - Cem 2 Name
1080
Special Inst 2
1114
AM - Cem 2 Wt.
1081
Operator Msg
1115
AM - H2O 1 Name
1082
Local Change OK
1116
AM - H2O 1 Wt/Gal
1083
Lot/Block #
1117
AM - Amx 1 Name
1084
Project Phone #
1118
AM - Amx 1 Oz
1085
% Calcium (INFO)
1119
AM - Amx 2 Name
1086
% Air Ent (INFO)
1120
AM - Amx 2 Oz
1087
% SuprPlas (INFO)
1121
AM - Amx 3 Name
1088
...unused
1122
AM - Amx 3 Oz
1089
...unused
1123
AM - Amx 4 Name
1090
...unused
1124
AM - Amx 4 Oz
1091
...unused
1125
AM - Amx 5 Name
1092
% Calcium TRIM
1126
AM - Amx 5 Oz
1093
% Air Ent TRIM
1127
AM - Amx 6 Name
1094
% SuprPlas TRIM
1128
AM - Amx 6 Oz
1095
% Special Water
1129
AM - Cem 3 Name
1096
Pounds of Ice
1130
AM - Cem 3 Wt.
1097
Loads Delivered
1131
AM - H2O 2 Name
1098
Admix Code
1132
AM - H2O 2 Wt/Gal
1099
Cust. Job #
1133
AM - Mixer Time
1100
Print Weights
1134
AM - Max Load Size
1101
AM - Mix Code
1135
AM - Agg 5 Name
1102
AM - Mix Desc
1136
AM - Agg 5 Wt.
1103
AM - Agg 1 Name
1137
AM - Percent Air
1104
AM - Agg 1 Wt.
1138
AM - Slump Target
1105
AM - Agg 2 Name
1139
AM - Max Dry Size
1106
AM - Agg 2 Wt.
1140
AM - Max Async Sz
1107
AM - Agg 3 Name
1141
AM - Agg Moist Ref
1108
AM - Agg 3 Wt.
1142
...unused
1109
AM - Agg 4 Name
1143
...unused
1110
AM - Agg 4 Wt.
1144
...unused
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No.
Description
No.
Description
1145
...unused
1180
User Right 6
1146
...unused
1181
User Right 7
1147
...unused
1182
User Right 8
1148
...unused
1183
User Right 9
1149
Zone Trvl Mileage
1184
User Right 10
1150
User Left 1
1185
User Right 11
1151
User Left 2
1186
User Right 12
1152
User Left 3
1187
User Right 13
1153
User Left 4
1188
User Right 14
1154
User Left 5
1189
User Right 15
1155
User Left 6
1190
User Right 16
1156
User Left 7
1191
User Right 17
1157
User Left 8
1192
User Right 18
1158
User Left 9
1193
User Right 19
1159
User Left 10
1194
User Right 20
1160
User Left 11
1195
User Right 21
1161
User Left 12
1196
User Right 22
1162
User Left 13
1197
User Right 23
1163
User Left 14
1198
User Right 24
1164
User Left 15
1199
User Right 25
1165
User Left 16
1200
ExtProd 1 OrdQty
1166
User Left 17
1201
ExtProd 1 CumQty
1167
User Left 18
1202
ExtProd 1 LngDsc
1168
User Left 19
1203
ExtProd 1 $ U/M
1169
User Left 20
1204
ExtProd 2 OrdQty
1170
User Left 21
1205
ExtProd 2 CumQty
1171
User Left 22
1206
ExtProd 2 LngDsc
1172
User Left 23
1207
ExtProd 2 $ U/M
1173
User Left 24
1208
ExtProd 3 OrdQty
1174
User Left 25
1209
ExtProd 3 CumQty
1175
User Right 1
1210
ExtProd 3 LngDsc
1176
User Right 2
1211
ExtProd 3 $ U/M
1177
User Right 3
1212
ExtProd 4 OrdQty
1178
User Right 4
1213
ExtProd 4 CumQty
1179
User Right 5
1214
ExtProd 4 LngDsc
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No.
Description
No.
Description
1215
ExtProd 4 $ U/M
1246
Mix Agg. Size
1216
ExtProd 5 OrdQty
1247
Sales Type Code
1217
ExtProd 5 CumQty
1248
Sls Type ShrtDsc
1218
ExtProd 5 LngDsc
1249
Sls Type LngDsc
1219
ExtProd 5 $ U/M
1250
Skip Tkt Print
1220
ExtProd 6 OrdQty
1251
Wet/Dry Flop Pos
1221
ExtProd 6 CumQty
1252
Prev Cum Qty
1222
ExtProd 6 LngDsc
1223
ExtProd 6 $ U/M
1224
Delivery Inst 4
1225
Delivery Inst 5
1226
Delivery Inst 6
1227
Heat Charge Prt
1228
Heat Charge Amt
1229
Tkt Grand Total
1230
PrevOrd CumTotal
1231
Mix Max Wat/Yd
1232
Mix Max Wat/Load
1233
Sand Wat/Yd
1234
Sand Wat/Load
1235
Plant Wat/Yd
1236
Plant Wat/Load
1237
Allowed Wat/Yd
1238
Allowed Wat/Load
1239
Ticket Misc. 1
1240
Ticket Misc. 2
1241
Order Misc. 1
1242
Order Misc. 2
1243
Order Misc. 3
1244
Mix Class
1245
Mix Strength
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Appendix C
Scale Readout Manual
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Introduction
Appendix C: Scale Readout Manual
The Scale Readout Unit is a digital weight indicator that may be used for 1 to 3 scales.
The interface to each scale may be load cells or scale pots (dial potentiometers). A 5
digit LED display is provided for each scale. Along with each display is a set of 3
pushbuttons that provide all of the control functions for the display.
The unit also provides an analog output voltage for each scale. These signals may be
used by a batching computer to control the scale weighing operation.
Some of the features include password protection of all calibration data, motion
detection, overload indication (weight exceeding 105% of capacity), digital filtering for
stable readings, and output simulation for ease of calibrating external controllers.
This manual includes information describing the normal operation as well as all steps
required to setup and calibrate the unit. Included is a Menu Map diagram that may be
used as a guide to access the available functions.
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Operation
Readout Menu Map
Normal
Weight
Display
Note:
“CAL”
“SEtUP”
“PASS”
“PASS”
“XXXXX”
“XXXXX”
“ZErO”
“FULL”
“GrAd”
“CAP”
“Count”
“Out”
“rEAL”
“rAtE”
“SPAn”
“CALC”
“PASS”
ConFG
“-SET-”
XXXXX
XXXXX
XXXXX
coounts
XXXXX
weight
weight
counts
XXXXX
XXXXX
config
counts
XXXXX
1. This is the Weight Added to the scale for
calibration.
2. Enter the Old password here.
3. Enter the New password here.
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Menu Prompts
(see Readout Menu Map)
•
•
•
'CAL'
Calibration Modes
−
'PASS'
Password protection from unauthorized calibrations
−
‘ZErO'
Zero Calibration Mode
−
'SEt'
Used for setting the zero calibration point
−
'FULL'
Full Scale Calibration Mode
‘SEtUP'
Setup Scale Parameters
−
'PASS'
Password protection from unauthorized modifications
−
'GrAd'
Scale Graduations
−
'CAP'
Scale Capacity
Calibration
'dIAG'
Diagnostic Modes
−
'Count'
View the raw converter counts
−
'Out'
Simulated Output Mode (for calibrating external equipment)
−
'rEAL'
View the real weight (instead of normal tared weight)
−
'rAtE'
View the rate of change of weight (motion)
−
'SPAn'
View the number of counts available over the span of the scale.
−
'CALC'
Calculates the number of counts when adding weight for setting the
gain.
−
'PASS'
To change the password
−
'ConFG' View the Configuration DIP switch settings
•
'r1.12'
Revision number (r1.12 = Revision 1.12)
•
xxxxx
Numeric Entry Required !
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Operation
Pushbuttons
•
•
Normal Weight Display Mode
−
ZERO
used to re-zero the scale weight (limited to a range of -2% to
+5% from the zero calibration set point).
−
SELECT
used to enter the calibration modes.
−
ASTERISK used to view the actual weight (weight calculated from zero
calibration set point) for approximately 1 to 2 seconds.
Numeric Entry Mode
−
ZERO
used as an escape key to exit without changing any data.
−
SELECT
used to select digit to edit.
−
ASTERISK used to enter changed data.
−
To CHANGE Number:
−
−
Press the SELECT button to select which digit to change. As a digit
becomes editable, it begins blinking.
−
To increment the digit, press the ASTERISK button. This will increment the
digit from 0 to 9, then back to 0 if pressed repeatedly.
−
When final number is displayed, press the SELECT button until no digits are
blinking.
To ENTER Number:
−
−
To EXIT (without saving changes):
−
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To enter the new number, press the ASTERISK button (with no digits
blinking).
Press the ZERO button to Escape back to the normal weight display mode.
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Calibration
Other Modes
−
ZERO
used as an escape key to exit any function without changing any
data.
−
SELECT
used to select between various functions.
−
ASTERISK used as an enter key to enter a lower level in the menu structure.
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Operation
Normal Weight Display Mode
The normal weight display mode has the basic function of displaying the weight on the
scale. This weight is displayed in graduations (grads) of typically 0.1% of scale capacity
(i.e. - 10 lbs for a 10,000 lb scale). The displayed weight is also adjusted for any tared
weight. Additional information available in this mode:
1. The decimal point at the right side of the displayed number serves as an annunciator
of motion detection. If motion detection is enabled (see Configuration Switch
Settings), the LED will be on when motion is sensed.
2. If the ASTERISK button is pressed, the 'real' weight is displayed (that is, the weight
calculated from the calibrated zero set point). The real weight is displayed for 1 to 2
seconds. During this time, all 5 of the decimal points will be illuminated.
3. If the range of the scale has been exceeded (105% of scale capacity), the prompt will
indicate the overload condition 'oLOAd' (flashing display).
If above the upper limit of the display, the indication will be 'EEEEE'. If below the
lower limit of the display, the indication will be '-EEEE'. In either case, the display
will be flashing.
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Calibration
Initial Hardware Setup
1. Make sure the wiring of each scale cable is correct. Refer to the enclosed cable
drawings for the proper wiring (for load cell or scale pot connections).
2. Open the rear door of the enclosure for access to the printed circuit board as shown
in Figure 2.
3. Each of the 3 scale channels uses a slide switch to select the use of either load cells
(LC) or scale pots (SP). Move this switch to the proper setting (up for load cells or
down for scale pots). Refer to Figure 2.
4. For each channel there is a rotary switch with a knob on top labelled 0 - 9. This is
provided to adjust the gain of the circuit.
Knob Setting
Gain
Use
0
1
For Scale Pots
1-7
100 - 700
For Load Cells
8, 9
N/U
Not used
For load cells, the knob should be initially set to position 1. On the side of the rotary
switch housing there is a mark that points to the number setting on the knob. Refer
to Figure 2 below. Additional gain adjustment is provided by jumpers W1, W2,
W3, one for each of the respective scales. When the jumper is installed, the gain is
reduced by 1/3 (one-third). This allows for more precise gain adjustment when using
load cells.
5. Connect the scale cables to the respective channel inputs and turn on power.
W1
W2
Gain
W3
Gain
Gain
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
1
0
9
2
3
1
8
7
4
5
0
2
3
6
1
9
8
7
4
5
9
2
3
8
7
4
6
0
5
ON
6
OFF
Config
LC
LC
LC
SP
SP
SP
Scale Input
(Water)
Scale Input
(Cement)
Scale Input
(Aggregate)
Analog Scale Ouputs
(To Eagle)
Figure 2- Calibration Controls (as viewed from rear of display unit). Shown set up
for scale pots with Gain pointing to zero (0).
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Initial Calibration Setup
1. Refer to the Readout Menu Map diagram when stepping through the menu.
2. Press the SELECT button to enter the menu structure. The first prompt is 'CAL'
which allows entering the calibration area.
3. To get a feel for the menus at this time, press the SELECT button a few times and
see the prompts rotate between the possible settings.
4. Press the SELECT button until the prompt 'SEtUP' is displayed. This allows
changing the setup parameters. Enter this menu by pressing the ASTERISK button.
The prompt should now read 'GrAd'.
Note:
If the display prompt reads 'PASS', then a password
needs to be entered at this point. See “Password”
section.
5. When 'GrAd' is displayed, press the ASTERISK button to enter the mode to change
the graduation size. The present value is now displayed.
6. To change this value, press the SELECT button to select one digit at a time to be
changed. The editable digit is blinking. As the digit is blinking, press the
ASTERISK button to increment the digit from 0 to 9, then back to 0.
When all digits are correct, press the ASTERISK button to enter the value (when no
digits are blinking).
Note:
The display will then return to the normal weight
display mode.
Note:
Whenever stepping through the menus or changing
values, if the ZERO button is pressed, the display will
return to the normal weight display mode, and no
changes will be made!
7. Repeat the process of pressing the SELECT button and stepping into the 'SEtUP'
menu. Next, press the ASTERISK button. The display should now read 'GrAd'.
Then press the SELECT button and the display should read 'CAP'. Next, press the
ASTERISK button to enter the mode to change the value of scale CAPacity. As with
the graduations, the present value is now displayed. Change the value by pressing
the SELECT button and save it as described in step 6 (which set the graduation size).
Now that the initial setup is complete, we need to adjust the gain if using load cells.
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Gain Adjustment
(performed at installation time)
1. The initial knob setting for load cell gain should be 1 to prevent overdriving the
amplifier. The jumpers W1, W2, and W3 should not be installed initially. If using
scale pots, set the gain knob to 0, install the jumpers (W1,W2,W3) and skip these gain
adjustment steps.
Note:
Before proceeding to set the gain, a zero calibration
must be done. See “Zero Calibration” section.
2. Referring to the Scale Readout Menu Map diagram, step to the 'dIAG' menu by
pressing the SELECT button. Enter this menu by pressing the ASTERISK button.
This menu allows you to view raw converter counts ('Count'), to simulate a scale
weight output to the batching computer ('Out'), to view real weight ('rEAL') as
compared to the normal weight which has been adjusted for Tare weight, the rate of
change of the weight ('rAtE'), the counts over the scale span ('SPAn'), a function to
calculate counts for setting the gain ('CALC'), or a password modification function
('PASS').
3. Enter the 'Count' display by pressing the ASTERISK button to view the raw counts.
These counts have a range of 0 to 65535. The initial counts displayed with the load
cell connected and at zero weight should be between 200 and 30000. If not, the load
cell cable is incorrectly wired.
4. Now it is time to set the gain. This is done by adding a precise weight to the scale and
reading the number of counts. The amount of precision weight depends on what is
available (typically 500 to 2000 lbs). Use as much weight as possible (without
exceeding the scale capacity). This weight will also be used for full scale calibration.
The maximum number of counts for optimum performance may be calculated using the
'CALC' function. After entering the 'dIAG' menu, press the SELECT button until the
prompt 'CALC' is displayed. Then press the ASTERISK button to enter the function.
Now a number is displayed which should be changed to show the amount of precision
weight to be added to the scale. This is done by pressing the SELECT button to select
one digit at a time to be changed. The editable digit is blinking. As the digit is
blinking, press the ASTERISK button to increment the digit to the correct value. When
the value is correct (and no digits are blinking), press the ASTERISK button to enter
this value. The display then shows the number of counts. Write this number down for
use in the next step. Press any button to return to normal weight display mode.
5. Now add the precision weight and view the raw counts again (follow steps 2 and 3
above). If the counts exceed the calculated value, then the gain is set too high. You
should set the gain so that the counts are as close as possible but less than this number.
If the gain knob is set to '1', and the gain is still too high, install a jumper block on the
respective jumper W1, W2, or W3.
Note:
Every time the gain is changed, a zero calibration
must be performed and the calculation must be
repeated to arrive at a new count number. This is
because the number of counts at zero weight will
have changed. (Of course this means unloading and
reloading the weight, but there is no other way!)
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Calibration
Zero Calibration
1. Remove all weight from the scale before performing this calibration.
2. Referring to the Scale Readout Menu Map diagram, step to the 'CAL' menu by
pressing the SELECT button. Enter this menu by pressing the ASTERISK button.
Note:
If the display prompt reads 'PASS', then a password
needs to be entered at this point. See “Password”
section.
3. Now the prompt should read 'ZErO'. Press the ASTERISK button to enter the zero
calibration mode. Now the prompt reads '-SEt-'. Be sure the scale is empty then
press the ASTERISK button. Now the zero calibration is automatically performed,
the data is saved, and the display returns to the normal weight display mode.
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Calibration
Full Scale Calibration
1. This function is called full scale calibration, but since we can only hang a small
percentage of the full scale weight (precision weights typically range from 500 to
2000 lbs), this is the most accurate point for calibration. Use as much weight as
possible (without exceeding the scale capacity). Load the scale now with the
precision weight.
2. Referring to the Scale Readout Menu Map diagram, step to the 'CAL' menu by
pressing the SELECT button. Enter this menu by pressing the ASTERISK button.
Note:
If the display prompt reads 'PASS', then a password
needs to be entered. See “Password” section.
3. Press the SELECT button again until the prompt reads 'FULL'. Press the ASTERISK
button to enter the full scale calibration mode. Now the last entered value of full
scale calibration weight is displayed. Change this value to the amount added to the
scale. This is done by pressing the SELECT button to select one digit at a time to be
changed. The editable digit is blinking. As the digit is blinking, press the
ASTERISK button to increment the digit to the correct value.
When the value is correct (and no digits are blinking), press the ASTERISK button
to enter this value. Now the calculations are automatically performed, the data is
saved, and the display returns to the normal weight display mode.
4. Check the calibration (and linearity of the scale system) by sequentially removing
the precision weight, adding approximately that amount of material to the scale, then
add the precision weight again. The graduation size can be changed at any time
without affecting the calibration, so you may wish to reduce this number when
checking the accuracy of the scale.
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Calibration
Simulated Outputs
1. The readout supplies an analog output signal to a batching control system for each of
the 3 scales. The simulated mode is used to calibrate the batching control to the
output signals by simulating any value of weight from zero to full scale capacity.
This allows the batching control to be calibrated any time after the readout has been
calibrated to the scale.
2. Referring to the Scale Readout Menu Map diagram, step to the 'dIAG' menu by
pressing the SELECT button. Enter this menu by pressing the ASTERISK button.
3. Press the SELECT button until the prompt reads 'Out'. Press the ASTERISK button
to enter the output simulation mode. Now the last entered value of simulated weight
is displayed. Change this value to the desired simulated weight. This is done by
pressing the SELECT button to select one digit at a time to be changed. The editable
digit is blinking. As the digit is blinking, press the ASTERISK button to increment
the digit to the correct value.
When the value is set as desired (and no digits are blinking), press the ASTERISK
button to send this value out the analog output port. This simulates the value that
will be sent out when the scale is reading this same weight. If an amount greater
than the scale capacity is entered, the display reads 'HiErr' for one second and then
returns to the normal weight display mode.
To return to the normal weight display mode, press any button.
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Error Messages
The following error messages may be encountered during calibration of the readout
board. The messages are only displayed when data is entered from the front panel
pushbuttons.
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'LoErr'
A Low Error indicates that with the present gain and calibration adjustment the scale
cannot register 5 graduations below zero. (Either gain is too low, or the cable is
wired incorrectly)
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'HiErr'
A High Error indicates that with the present gain and calibration adjustment the scale
cannot register 105% of full scale capacity. (Gain is too high)
•
'GAin'
A Gain Error indicates that with the present gain setting, the number of counts over
the scale range is less than 32000. This will not give optimum performance. (Gain
is too low). The actual number of counts over the span can be read by using the
Span function in the Diagnostic menu.
•
'rAtE'
A Rate Error indicates that there is too much motion on the scale (rate of change of
the weight) to perform an accurate calibration. Motion detection is enabled by
selecting the proper DIP switch settings. The actual motion may be viewed by
entering the Rate function in the Diagnostic menu.
•
‘Error’
An ‘Error’ error can be caused by the following:
• If the counts when Zero Calibrating are less than 600.
• If the counts when Zero Calibrating are greater than the counts when the scale is
at 75% of max capacity (according to previous calibration).
• If the counts when Full Scale calibrating are less than 200 counts above the Zero
calibrate point.
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Passwords
When entering the 'CAL' menu or the 'SEtUP' menu, a password entry is required (unless
passwords have been bypassed or locked out).
•
Entry
If a password entry is required, the display reads 'PASS'. At this point press the
ASTERISK key to enter this mode. Now the display should read '0'.
To enter a password, change this value to correct password number. This is done by
pressing the SELECT button to select one digit at a time to be changed. The editable
digit is blinking. As the digit blinks, press the ASTERISK button to increment the
digit to the correct value.
When the value is correct (and no digits are blinking), press the ASTERISK button
to enter this value. If the number entered is not correct, the display will return to the
normal weight display mode. If correct, the prompt will then display either 'ZErO' or
'GrAd'. At this point any of the calibration functions or setup functions may be
performed, respectively.
•
Bypass
This password entry steps are bypassed if the password is set to zero. Also, after the
correct password has been entered once, subsequent calibrations do not require the
password to be entered again (until power is turned off).
•
Lock-Out
The entire calibration menu is not available if an optional lock-out switch is turned
on (or if CONFIG switch position 8 is ON. See Scale Lock Out). If locked out,
password modifications are disabled also.
•
Modify
To modify the password, step to the 'dIAG' menu by pressing the SELECT button
(refer to the Scale Readout Menu Map). Enter this menu by pressing the ASTERISK
button. Press the SELECT button until the prompt shows 'PASS', then press the
ASTERISK button to enter the modify function.
First, a random number is displayed. Change this number to the old password (if
unknown, call the factory for a temporary password). This is done by pressing the
SELECT button to select one digit at a time to be changed. The editable digit is
blinking. As the digit blinks, press the ASTERISK button to increment the digit to
the correct value.
When the value is correct (and no digits are blinking), press the ASTERISK button
to enter this value. After entering this password, the old password is displayed again
and should be changed to the new password.
Note:
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protection.
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Configuration Switch Settings
The CONFIG DIP switch as shown in Figure 2 controls various functions. There is an
entry in the diagnostic area that allows the user to view the switch settings from the front
panel display. This is needed when the back cover plate is sealed or otherwise
inaccessible.
To view the settings from the display, enter the 'dIAG' menu (refer to the Scale Readout
Menu Map diagram). Press the SELECT button until the prompt reads 'ConFG'. Then
press the ASTERISK key to display the configuration. There is a series of 8 lights and
each represent a corresponding DIP switch position (1 to 8, left to right). Each light can
be up or down, just as the DIP switch appears when viewed from the rear of the unit (UP
= ON, DOWN = OFF).
If a switch setting is changed, the new function is activated when power is cycled.
The functions presently available are listed as follows :
•
Motion Detection
Disabled
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Motion = +/-1 Grad
8
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
ON
ON
OFF
OFF
Config
Config
+/-3 Grads
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
+/-5 Grads
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
8
ON
ON
OFF
OFF
Config
8
8
Config
When motion is detected, the decimal point on the far right side of the display will
be ON. This gives a constant indication of when motion is present. The amount of
motion may be viewed as a rate of change in units (i.e. - pounds). This is found in
the diagnostic menu as 'rAtE' (see Scale Readout Menu Map). When this mode is
entered, the rate of change (+/-) is displayed until one of the 3 keys is pressed.
Scale calibrations are affected by motion detection. If motion is detected when
attempting a zero calibration, or upon entering the full scale calibration mode, or
when pressing the tare button, the action will not be performed. The error message
'rAtE' will be displayed.
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Miscellaneous
Digital Filtering
Filtering Disabled
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Low
8
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
ON
ON
OFF
OFF
Config
Config
Medium
High
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
8
ON
ON
OFF
OFF
Config
8
8
Config
Digital filtering is active in the readout if the appropriate DIP switches are set. The
figure above illustrates the switch settings necessary to get varying amounts of
filtering. Use care when setting for medium to high filtering because it greatly
increases the response time of the scale .
•
Scale Lock Out
Disabled
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Enabled
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
8
ON
ON
OFF
OFF
8
This feature is used to lock out the user from making unauthorized calibration
changes. It also prevents the user from changing the scale capacity (which in turn
changes calibrations).
Scale Calibration Sealing Method
Disabling the DIP switch shown above allows the unit to be calibrated. There is a metal
plate that must be removed to access the DIP switches. The plate is attached with 2
screws that have holes through them. A lead wire seal can be used to restrict access to
these switches (refer to the diagram on the following page).
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To assist you in managing your security we have included this password form. Remove
it and copy freely and store the filled in table in a secure location.
Day
Month
Year
__ __
__ __
__ __
Password category
Setup and Calibration
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5 digits num.
password
__ __ __ __ __
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Inventory Security
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Software Options
Inventory Security & Passwords
The Eagle maintains the integrity of the inventory by recording all batching done in both
the automatic and manual modes. (Unless overridden by the security override
keyswitch). The Eagle will not batch in manual mode unless two conditions are met:
1. The computer must be displaying the Batching Menu.
(This is to activate the recordation software.)
2. The printer must be turned on and in the "online" condition.
(This forces a written record of the batch.)
The Security override key should be removed from the system and in the custody of the
person responsible for the inventory. If the person responsible for inventory is not
always on the batching site, an alternate approach is to seal the key in an envelope with
tape on all edges and signed, or some other container that is sealed. The seal should be
checked at regular intervals by the person responsible for inventory and this person
should be notified if it is necessary to override the security for any reason.
Security Override Switch
The Security override switch is located in a box on the inside of the J-box door in the
lower right hand corner of the door. The keyswitch is in the upper left corner of the box.
When the keyswitch is in the "on" position the inventory security feature is overridden,
(disabled). Security is standard on Eagle and Eagle Plus and is optional on the Eagle
Junior.
In the vertical position, the override
is "OFF",
(Security Enabled).
ON
In the horizontal position, the
override is "ON",
(Security Disabled).
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Expanded Water
Handling
(2 of 4 Waters)
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This Feature is only available with an Eagle Plus system.
Introduction
Beginning with Revision 8.30, The Eagle Pluses’ Water handling capabilities have been
expanded so that it can control as many as 2 of 4 waters. The third and fourth waters use
the IO points from the 12th and 11th admixes, respectively. The following combinations
are now possible:
Admix
Water
6 of 12
2 of 2
6 of 11
2 of 3
6 of 10
2 of 4
Limitations:
If 3 waters are needed, they MUST use water bins 1, 2, and 3. The 4th water bin can
NOT be used unless the 3rd bin is also in use. If the 3rd water is used, the 12th admix is
disabled. If the 4th water is used, the 11th admix is disabled. Use of 3rd and 4th waters
requires the presence of the PB6 IO board for Admix 11 and 12 Fill and Admix 11 and
12 Pulse signals.
Eagle Software
Setup Steps:
1. On the Admix Storage menu, set the “Used?” fields to <N> for the Admix bins that
correspond to the water bins that are to be used. If enabling water bin 3, set the
“Used?” field for Admix bin 12 to <N>. If enabling water bin 4, set the “Used?”
field for Admix bin 11 to <N>.
Change to <N> if enabling water bins.
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2. On the Water Storage menu, set up the water bin(s) to be used. Enter information in
all fields, including a <Y> in the “Used?” field.
Press <F5> and put in material names and change the “Used?” fields to <Y>.
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3. If using weighed water, go to the Scale Configuration menu and add <Y> entries to
attach the new bin(s) to the water scale.
Change to <Y> to attach the new bin(s) to the water scale.
Go to the Water Freefall and Water Jogging menus and enter settings for the new bin(s).
Enter new settings for the new bins.
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Enter new settings for the new bins.
4. If using metered water, go to the Water Pulse Calibration menu and enter the pulse
calibrations for the new bin(s).
Enter new water pulse calibrations.
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5. Go to the Mix Storage menu and change any Mix Designs that will use the new
Water bin(s) that will use the new water bins 3 or 4.
Press <F5> to edit, and add or change the mix design.
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Change:
When using the “Special” field, the bin used for Special Water may be specified to be
something other than the second water bin, such as Water 3 or Water 4. This is
accomplished by putting the desired bin into the second water of the Mix Design and
setting the target amount to zero.
Note: You can only have two waters in the Mix Design.
When a nonzero Percent Special value is entered, the Eagle will use the bin from the Mix
Design second water as the Special Water. If the second water of the Mix Design is left
blank, the Eagle will default to using the second water bin for Special Water.
To blend two waters together use a nonzero percent or to use only the second water enter
100 percent.
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If “Special” is set to 50 percent in the “Batch Setup Menu” the Eagle will show the 2
water targets.
If “Special” is set to 100 percent in the “Batch Setup Menu” the Eagle will show only
the special water.
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If “Special” is set to 0 percent you may use the second bin for something other than the
second water. The second water will show a zero value on the “Verify Menu”.
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Eagle Wiring
Changes:
1. The Admix Fill modules need to be rewired to be powered through the Water
Auto/Manual power bus. If Water 3 is used, Admix 12 Fill (PB6 #13) should be
rewired. If Water 4 is used, Admix 11 Fill (PB6 #12) should be rewired.
2. If weighed water is used, the input modules should be jumpered to the fill modules.
If Water 3 is used, Admix 12 Pulse (PB6 #5) should be jumpered to Admix 12
Fill(PB6 #13). If Water 4 is used, Admix 11 Pulse (PB6 #4) should be jumpered to
Admix 11 Fill (PB6 #12).
3. The Manual Panel should have Admix 12 and Admix 11 (if water 4 is used) buttons
removed or disabled, and appropriate Water fill buttons added for controlling the
new bin(s).
New Function
Water 3 Fill
Water 3 Input
Water 4 Fill
Water 4 Input
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Admix 12 Fill
Admix 12 Pulse
Admix 11 Fill
Admix 11 Pulse
Table 1
E.R. MSP & TB Wire
P3-12, BLK/WHT, TB-213
P3-32, ORG/BLK/GRN, TB-207
P3-11, BLU/BLK, TB-212
P3-31,GRN/BLK/ORG, TB-206
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Appendix F
Eagle Text
File Transfer
2.00
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Introduction ........................................................................................................................ 1
Expanding .8 files to text
Method I
Eagle Operator ........................................................................................................... 2
Database Operator ................................................................................................... 3
Method II .............................................................................................................................. 4
Telephone Communication Procedure Level 6 & 7....................................... 5
Kermit File Transfer
Eagle Side ..................................................................................................................... 6
Receiving Computer ................................................................................................ 7
How to Exit Kermit .................................................................................................. 8
Kermit Prompt Commands................................................................................... 9
Modem Commands ................................................................................................. 10
Modem Defaults ....................................................................................................... 11
How to Import Text Files into Excel ................................................................... 12
File Structure Level 6 & 7......................................................................................... 15
File Structure Level 8.................................................................................................. 23
Switches............................................................................................................................. 35
Changes by Revision.................................................................................................... 36
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Introduction
Expanding and transferring Eagle.S and Eagle.8 files is available on Eagle Level 6.xx or
higher. This is for the Eagle Junior, Eagle, and Eagle Plus. Files can be transferred by floppy
disk or by telephone communications. (Modem supplied by customer.)
EXPS.EXE, (Level 6.xx & 7.xx), is a program we supply that expands the compressed files
into an ASCII format. (ASCII is an acronym for American Standard Code for Information
Interchange.) EXPS8.EXE is a similar program for Level 8 Eagles only.
ALL Level 6 & 7 files have the .S extension.
ALL Level 8 files will have the .8 extension.
Files available for transfer:
Level 6.xx and Level 7.xx
Order.S
(Eagle Order File)
Customer.S
(Eagle Customer File)
Mix.S
(Eagle Mix File)
Ticket.S
(Eagle Ticket File)
Level 8 only
Order.8
Customer.8
Mix.8
Ticket.8
Truck.8
(Eagle Order File)
(Eagle Customer File)
(Eagle Mix Design File)
(Eagle Ticket File)
(Eagle Truck File)
Level 8.20 and above will have all of the above plus
Deliveries.8
(Eagle Deliveries File)
Performance.8
(Eagle Performance File)
On level 6.xx systems we will send the customer EXPS.EXE from Command Alkon.
On level 7.xx systems EXPS.EXE resides on the Eagle system "C" disk drive and can be
copied to the removable floppy "A" drive and given to the customer.
On level 8.xx systems EXPS8.EXE resides on the Eagle system "C" disk drive and can be
copied to the removable floppy "A" drive and given to the customer.
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Floppy Disk Transfer Procedure
Method I
The Eagle operator will copy files to a floppy disk. The Level 6 & 7 files will have a .S
extension and Level 8 files will have a .8 extension. The files will be expanded on the
database computer.
Eagle Operator
How to copy .8 files to floppy disk
•
•
•
•
From the main menu on the Eagle press <F4> to open the “Plant Setup menu.”
Select Disk Maintenance and press “Enter.”
Insert a blank formatted disk into the floppy drive.
Chose which files to be copied by putting a “Y” in the Copy column. If you do not want
to copy a file, put a “N” in the Copy column for that file. To copy all files put a “Y” for
the “Copy ALL Files?” question.
• Press <F2> Backup data files to floppy.
A dialog box will display on the bottom of your screen, telling you how many disks
required to complete this operation.
• Press “Y” to continue or “N” to cancel.
When you press “Y” the Eagle will start copying the files selected.
On the screen it will show the process as in the example below.
Copying the files
Customer.8
Data ➙ Floppy
When the process is completed the Eagle will go back to the Disk Maintenance menu.
The .8 files are now on the disk. Remove the disk from the drive and give to the operator of
the Database PC.
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Telephone Communication
Procedure (Level 6.xx & 7.xx ONLY)
• Communications modems and cables supplied by customer.
•
At the end of the day the Batchman exits the Eagle Batching Program by typing:
"CTL-E".
•
Upon display of the screen prompt "Command Alkon>", the Batchman inserts a
formatted floppy disk into the Eagle drive and types "Standby.bat", then presses
Enter. The program automatically expands the .S files to the ASCII format and
transfers the files to the floppy disk.
•
The "Standby.bat" program will execute the Kermit program in the Eagle system
which is an industry standard communications protocol program.
•
The Kermit program puts the Eagle in a "Listening Mode".
•
The telephone modem connected to the Eagle will be set to the "Auto-Answer"
mode.
•
The Kermit program also must be on the host central office accounting
computer, (MS-DOS OR VAX VMS). Command Alkon Dallas can supply this
program to the customer, (on floppy disk), if he does not have it already.
•
Once the Kermit program is running on the central office computer, type "serverbaud rate" at the prompt. This will instruct the central office computer to
capture any incoming .S files from remote Eagle systems. The Kermit program
looks at the "Com 1" serial port.
•
The objective of automatic data transfer is to eliminate the time consuming and
often error prone process of manually editing tickets, and key punching ticket
transaction data into the accounting system.
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Kermit File Transfer
Level 8 software allows the operator to run a Kermit file transfer without exiting to DOS. It
will first execute EXPS8 and expand the files onto the A drive, then execute Kermit and put
the system in the server mode ready to download the TXT files on command.
Eagle Side
• From the Main menu press <F4> to go to the Plant Setup menu.
• From the Plant Setup menu select Remote Configuration.
• Press <F5> to edit the screen.
Port: Com 1
Baud: 2400
WARNING:
You must use 2400 for the Baud rate to run Kermit. DO NOT CHANGE SETTINGS
ONCE THEY ARE ENTERED!
• Once the settings are entered press <F2> for Kermit.
The Eagle screen should resemble the example below.
Please insert a BLANK FORMATTED Floppy Disk in the Disk Drive.
Press any key to continue…..
NOTE:
Do not use your back up disk, use a different disk and label it Kermit.
•
Once the disk is in the disk drive press any key to continue.
The Eagle will automatically expand the .8 files to the ASCII format and transfer the
files to the floppy disk.
The Eagle screen will show the process of the files expanding.
When the process has completed the Eagle screen will change to the Server Mode.
Server Mode
Now the Eagle System is ready for the Receiving computer to make the call.
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Receiving Computer
NOTE:
Kermit must be installed on the Receiving Computer. If you do not have Kermit already
Command Alkon will furnish you a copy.
Go into the directory where Kermit is located. For this example we will put Kermit in the
directory called Transfer.
• C:\> cd (press space bar one time) Transfer
• Press “Enter”
C:\Transfer>
• Type “Kermit”
C:\Transfer> Kermit
• Press “Enter”
The screen will change to:
Kermit - MS>
• Type C for connect or you may type Connect.
Kermit - MS >C
The screen will change to
NOTE: On the bottom of your screen you will see the following:
ESC - chr: ^] help: ^}? Port:1 speed:2400 parity: none echo: rem VT102….
NOTE: ^ = Ctrl key.
•
Type
ATDT 2627160
• Press “Enter”
The dialing process will begin
Then the screen will change to:
“# N3 2627160” or “Connected at 2400”
• Press “Ctrl]”
• Type “C”
Screen will change to:
Kermit -MS>
• Type “Get (press space bar once) A:*.*
Kermit - MS>Get A:*.*
• Press “Enter”
The screen will change to resemble the example below.
Changes as it goes
through the process.
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File name: Customer.TXT
Kbytes transferred: 1
Receiving: In process
Number of packets: 42
Number of retries: 0
Last error: None
Last Warning Renaming file to Customer.TXT
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How to Exit Kermit
Receiving Computer
When the process is complete the screen will resemble the example below:
MS Kermit
• To Exit type “Hangup”
• Press “Enter”
• Type “Exit”
• Press “Enter”
This will take you to the C prompt.
Eagle Computer
When the process is complete the Eagle Screen will resemble the example below:
File Name: Plant.TXT
Kbytes Transferred:
Percent Transferred: 100 %
Sending: Completed.
•
Press “Ctrl/Emergency Stop.”
To restart the Eagle.
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MS-Kermit> Prompt Commands
?
Connect
Get
Hang-up
Quit
Status
Set Baud 2400
Set Port 1
Gives a list of Kermit Commands.
Puts the Kermit program into the modem command screen.
Starts the file retrieval process.
Disconnects the modem. (Places the modem back on-hook)
Exits the Kermit program and returns the user to DOS.
List the Communications parameters for the modem.
Sets the baud rate to 2400.
Sets the Comm Port to 1.
Modem Commands
ATDT 262-7120
CTRL & ]
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Places the modem in a call mode and dials the number.
Places the cursor off the modem command line (must be used prior
to exiting).
Closes the modem command screen and returns to the MS-Kermit>
Prompt.
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Modem Commands
Modem commands can be sent from any computer to set certain parameters in a modem; for
example, Auto Answer. There are programs that make it much easier to access and monitor
the modem but the modem can be accessed from DOS by using echo commands.
The following are a few examples that may be helpful in the field to verify that the modems
are responding to the computer, etc.
Echo ATS0=1>com1
Sets the modem to auto answer after the first ring.
Echo ATS0=0>com1
Disables auto answer.
Echo ATH1>com1
Takes the modem off hook and you should hear a dial tone.
Echo ATH0>com1
Hangs up the modem
Echo ATDT 262-7160>com1
This will go off hook and dial the phone number.
Echo ATL3> com 1
Changes volume (Loudness)
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Modem Defaults
DEFAULTS
Before modem is initialized
TX
CD
OH
HS
TR
MR
TX
CD
OH
HS
TR
MR
TR
MR
RX
RI
PRACTICAL
PERIPHERALS
Eagle Modem
Once Initialized to Auto Answer
RX
RI
PRACTICAL
PERIPHERALS
Eagle modem running a session
TX & RX will blink as data is being transferred
HS
OH
CD
TX
RX
RI
PRACTICAL
PERIPHERALS
RI = Ring Indicator & Auto Answer
RX = Receive Data
TX = Transmit Data
CD = Carrier Detect
OH = Off Hook
HS = High Speed
TR = Terminal Ready
MR= Modem Ready
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How to Import
Text files into Excel
After the file transfer is completed and the information is on a floppy disk.
Note:
What is done with the data from this point is the customer’s responsibility working with an
in-house MIS employee or outside programming consultant. The following is an example of
how to import files into Excel. You may use the database of your choice.
•
Insert the floppy disk with the transferred files into the “A” drive of the computer to be
used to open the data.
• Open the Excel program
• File/Open
• Select “A” drive
For this example the customer files will be opened.
Select the
drive for the
floppy disk.
Highlight or
click on the
file/s to be
d
Chose Text files
for the file type.
•
•
•
Click on the down arrow by “Files of type:” and select “ext Files (*.prn.,*.txt.,*.csv)”
Click on “Customer.txt”
Click on “Open”
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The Import Wizard dialog box will open as in the example below:
Click on
Delimited for
Data Type
Choose Windows
(ANSI) for file
origin
•
•
•
Click on “Delimited” for the file type that best describes the data.
Make sure the “File Origin” is set for “Window (ANSI)”
Click on “Next”
Select Comma for
the Delimiters.
Quotations for
the Text
Q lifi
The Step 2 dialog box will open.
In this box
• For the Delimiters select “Comma”
• Be sure that there are quotation marks in the Text Qualifier box.
• Click on “Next”
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The Step 3 dialog box will open
click on
this after
the column
to skip has
been
Skip
indicator.
Highlight
or click on
column to
be skipped.
In this box:
You may chose to skip or not import the columns that have data that is not needed. By
following the tables for Level 6.xx to 8.xx in at the end of this document you will be able to
determine the names or headings of the columns. This is done by:
• Select the column to be skipped and click on “Do Not Import Column (Skip)”
When this is selected the heading for the column selected will change to Skip
When all the columns that are not needed have been marked Skip click on “Finish”
The excel spreadsheet will be displayed.
• Insert a row above the top line of text and enter the heading names.
• Remember to follow the table in the Eagle Text File Transfer document for Customers.
Noting the columns that have been skipped.
Below is an example of a spread sheet in Excel using Customers.
Customer ID Stamp
Is_cod
Billing 1
Billing 2
O&D
Thu Mar 01 1990
0.77083333 N
COD
Thu Mar 12 1998
0.54875 Y
123413
Thu Apr 09 1998
0.58696759 N
1
0.56667824 Y
COD ORDERS
0.56731481 N
JOHNSON
0.56795138 N
CUSTOMER # 4 3304 Brisco
5
Wed Apr 15
1998
Wed Apr 15
1998
Wed Apr 15
1998
Thu Apr 09 1998
0.64163194 N
6
Thu Apr 09 1998
0.64178240 N
3
Wed Apr 15
0.56762731 N
1998
Mon Jun 15 1998 0.37601851 N
2
4
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Billing 3
Telephone
Command Alkon
COD Customer
555-1212
1414 WILL AVE
BURLINGTON
SHIPYARD
JOE'S
CONCRETE
6543 EAST GATE
Dallas, TX 75403
972-262-2693
Greenville, SC 66094
Ft. Worth, TX 77700
800-777-8888
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The EXPS.EXE program is an MS-DOS utility used to expand the Eagle Level 6.xx & 7.xx
series CUSTOMER.S, MIX.S, ORDER.S, and TICKET.S files to the ASCII data format.
The EXPS8.EXE is an MS-DOS utility used to expand the Eagle Level 8.xx series
CUSTOMER.8, MIX.8, ORDER.8, TICKET.8, AND TRUCK.8 files to the ASCII data
format. The file format used is the PARADOX database file format in all of the cases above.
The EXPS.EXE program uses two command line parameters. The first is the input path of
the .S, (or .8) files, and the second is the output path of the .TXT files. If the output path is
omitted, it will use the current directory for the output path. If both parameters are omitted,
it will use the current directory for both input and output paths. Be sure that the PLANT.S
file resides in the same directory as the Eagle's .S, (or .8) files, as the EXPS.EXE, (or
EXPS8.EXE), will read this file for necessary information. Upon execution, EXPS.EXE ,
(or EXPS8.EXE), will attempt to expand all of the Eagle's .S , (or .8) files.
The Paradox file format recognizes two types of fields: (1) Alphanumeric text fields, and (2)
Numeric character fields. Each record in the file is delimited by a carriage return and line
feed combination. For the purposes of this discussion alphanumeric fields will be referred to
as string fields.
String fields in the Paradox file format are delimited by a comma character and a quotation
mark character at both the beginning and ending of the field.
Example: ,"1/2" Rock",
If however, a string field is the first field in a record it will begin with only a quotation mark.
If it is the last field in a record, it will end with a quotation mark and a carriage return - the
carriage return being the record separator.
Numeric fields are delimited by only comma characters at both ends of the field.
Example: ,12000,
If however, a numeric field is the first field in a record it will begin with the first asciinumeric character of the field. If it is the last field in a record, it will end with a carriage
return instead of a comma.
The following pages are a brief description of the .S and the .8 file structures. Please note
that the time stamp portion of the structures are divided into two strings as:
,"MON MAY 22 1989", "13:22:33",
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Files available for transfer:
Order.S
(Eagle Order File)
Customer.S
(Eagle Customer File)
Mix.S
(Eagle Mix Design File)
Ticket.X
(Eagle Ticket File)
Level 7.xx
Files available for transfer:
Order.S
(Eagle Order File)
Customer.S
(Eagle Customer File)
Mix.S
(Eagle Mix Design File)
Ticket.X
(Eagle Ticket File)
Customer.S File Structure
(Level 6.xx & 7.xx ONLY)
Field
Number of Characters
record_code
string
2, (always "Cr")
customer_id
string
8
stamp
string (s)
23, (2 strings, 15 + 8)
is_cod
string
1, (“Y” or “N”)
billing1
string
30
billing2
string
30
billing3
string
30
telephone
string
12
notes1
string
16
notes2
string
16
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Mix.S File Structure
(Level 6.xx & 7.xx ONLY)
Field
Type
Number of Characters
record_code
string
2, (always "MR")
mix_id
string
8
stamp
string
23, (2 strings, 15 + 8)
description
string
24
load_size
numeric
5, (4 + dp 12.34)
mix_time
numeric
5, (# of seconds)
agg1_name
string
8
agg1_amount
numeric
9
agg1_units
string
3
agg2_name
string
8
agg2_amount
numeric
9
agg2_units
string
3
agg3_name
string
8
agg3_amount
numeric
9
agg3_units
string
3
agg4_name
string
8
agg4_amount
numeric
9
agg4_units
string
3
agg5_name
string
8
agg5_amount
numeric
9
agg5_units
string
3
cem1_name
string
8
cem1_amount
numeric
9
cem1_units
string
3
cem2_name
string
8
cem2_amount
numeric
9
cem2_units
string
3
cem3_name
string
8
cem3_amount
numeric
9
cem3_units
string
3
admix1_name
string
8
admix1_amount
numeric
9
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(Level 6.xx & 7.xx ONLY)
Field
Number of Characters
admix1_units
string
3
admix2_name
string
8
admix2_amount
numeric
9
admix2_units
string
3
admix3_name
string
8
admix3_amount
numeric
9
admix3_units
string
3
admix4_name
string
8
admix4_amount
numeric
9
admix4_units
string
3
admix5_name
string
8
admix5_amount
numeric
9
admix5_units
string
3
admix6_name
string
8
admix6_amount
numeric
9
admix6_units
string
3
water1_name
string
8
water1_amount
numeric
9
water1_units
string
3
water2_name
string
8
water2_amount
numeric
9
water2_units
string
3
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Order.S File Structure
(Level 6.xx & 7.xx ONLY)
Field
Type
Number of Characters
record_code
string
2, (always "Or")
order_id
string
8
stamp
string
23, (2 strings, 15 + 8)
customer_id
string
8
mix_id
string
8
are_extras
string
1, ("Y" or "N")
deliver1
string
24
deliver2
string
24
instruct1
string
24
instruct2
string
24
qty_ordered
numeric
9, (6 + dp + 2)
qty_delivered
numeric
9, (6 + dp + 2)
num_of_loads
numeric
5
start_time
string
23, (2 strings, 15 + 8)
spacing_time
numeric
5, (# of minutes)
price
numeric
9, (6 + dp + 2)
tax
numeric
9, (5 + dp + 3)
user1
string
8
user2
string
8
user3
string
8
user4
string
8
user5
string
8
user6
string
8
user7
string
8
user8
string
8
user9
string
16
user10
string
16
extra_id1
string
8
extra_qty1
numeric
9, (6 + dp + 2)
extra_price1
numeric
9, (6 + dp + 2)
extra_tax1
numeric
9, (5 + dp + 3)
extra_id2
string
8
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(Level 6.xx & 7.xx ONLY)
Field
Number of Characters
extra_qty2
numeric
9, (6 + dp + 2)
extra_price2
numeric
9, (6 + dp + 2)
extra_tax2
numeric
9, (5 + dp + 3)
extra_id3
string
8
extra_qty3
numeric
9, (6 + dp + 2)
extra_price3
numeric
9, (6 + dp + 2)
extra_tax3
numeric
9, (5 + dp + 3)
extra_id4
string
8
extra_qty4
numeric
9, (6 + dp + 2)
extra_price4
numeric
9, (6 + dp + 2)
extra_tax4
numeric
9, (6 + dp + 2)
extra_id5
string
8
extra_qty5
numeric
9, (6 + dp + 2)
extra_price5
numeric
9, (6 + dp + 2)
extra_tax5
numeric
9, (6 + dp + 2)
extra_id6
string
8
extra_qty6
numeric
9, (6 + dp + 2)
extra_price6
numeric
9, (6 + dp + 2)
extra_tax6
numeric
9, (6 + dp + 2)
load_size
numeric
5, (2 + dp + 2)
is_cod
string
1
sobtotal_dollars
numeric
9, (6 + dp + 2)
subtotal_tax
numeric
9, (6 + dp + 2)
total_dollars
numeric
9, (6 + dp + 2)
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Ticket.S File Structure
(Level 6.xx & 7.xx ONLY)
Field
Type
No. of Characters
record_code
string
2, (always "TR")
ticket_id
string
8
stamp
string(s)
23
order_id
string
8
customer_id
string
8
mix_id
string
8
load_size
numeric
5, (2 + dp + 2)
resold
numeric
5, (2 + dp + 2)
is_cod
string
1, ("Y" or "N")
time_batched
string(s)
23, (2 strings 15 + 8)
time_due
string(s)
23, (2 strings 15 + 8)
truck_number
numeric
5
unit_price
numeric
9, (6 + dp + 2)
tax
numeric
9, (6 + dp + 2)
agg1_name
string
8
agg1_amount
numeric
9
agg1_units
string
3
agg2_name
string
8
agg2_amount
numeric
9
agg2_units
string
3
agg3_name
string
8
agg3_amount
numeric
9
agg3_units
string
3
agg4_name
string
8
agg4_amount
numeric
9
agg4_units
string
3
agg5_name
string
8
agg5_amount
numeric
9
agg5_units
string
3
cem1_name
string
8
cem1_amount
numeric
9
cem1_units
string
3
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(Level 6.xx & 7.xx ONLY)
Field
No. of Characters
cem2_name
string
8
cem2_amount
numeric
9
cem2_units
string
3
cem3_name
string
8
cem3_amount
numeric
9
cem3_units
string
3
admix1_name
string
8
admix1_amount
numeric
9
admix1_units
string
3
admix2_name
string
8
admix2_amount
numeric
9
admix2_units
string
3
admix3_name
string
8
admix3_amount
numeric
9
admix3_units
string
3
admix4_name
string
8
admix4_amount
numeric
9
admix4_units
string
3
admix5_name
string
8
admix5_amount
numeric
9
admix5_units
string
3
admix6_name
string
8
admix6_amount
numeric
9
admix6_units
string
3
water1_name
string
8
water1_amount
numeric
9
water1_units
string
3
water2_name
string
8
water2_amount
numeric
9
water2_units
string
3
extra_id1
string
8
extra_qty1
numeric
9
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(Level 6.xx & 7.xx ONLY)
Field
Type
No. of Characters
extra_price1
numeric
9
extra_tax1
numeric
9
extra_id2
string
8
extra_qty2
numeric
9
extra_price2
numeric
9
extra_tax2
numeric
9
extra_id3
string
8
extra_qty3
numeric
9
extra_price3
numeric
9
extra_tax3
numeric
9
extra_id4
string
8
extra_qty4
numeric
9
extra_price
numeric
9
extra_tax4
numeric
9
extra_id5
string
8
extra_qty5
numeric
9
extra_price5
numeric
9
extra_tax5
numeric
9
extra_id6
string
8
extra_qty6
numeric
9
extra_price6
numeric
9
extra_tax6
numeric
9
is_modified
string
1
is_voided
string
1
percent_moist1
numeric
5
percent_moist2
numeric
5
percent_moist3
numeric
5
percent_moist4
numeric
5
percent_moist5
numeric
5
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Customer.8 File Structure
(Level 8.xx ONLY)
Field
Type
Number of Characters
record_code
string
2, (always “Cr” optional)
customer_id
string
8
stamp
string(s)
23, (2 strings, 15, 8)
is_cod
string
1, (“Y” or “N”)
billing1
string
30
billing2
string
30
billing3
string
30
telephone
string
12
notes1
string
16
notes2
string
16
Field
record_code
Type
string
Number of Characters
2, (always “Dr” optional)
material
string
8
qty_rvcd
Numeric
9
units
string
4
supplier
string
20
ticket_number
string
8
stamp
string
23, (2 strings 15,8)
truck
string
20
hauler
string
20
is_printed
string
1, (“Y” or “N”)
is_com_sent
string
1, (“Y” or “N”)
Delivery.8 File Structure
(Level 8.20 & above ONLY)
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Mix.8 File Structure
(Level 8.xx ONLY)
Field
Type
Number of Characters
recoed_code
string
2, (always “Mr” optional)
mix_id
string
8
stamp
string (s)
23, (2 strings, 15, 8)
description
string
24
load_size
numeric
5, (4 + dp 12.34)
mix_time
numeric
5, (# of seconds)
agg1_name
string
8
agg1_amount
numeric
9
agg1_units
string
3
agg2_name
string
8
agg2_amount
numeric
9
agg2_units
string
3
agg3_name
string
8
agg3_amount
numeric
9
agg3_units
string
3
agg4_name
string
8
agg4_amount
numeric
9
agg4_units
string
3
agg5_name
string
8
agg5_amount
numeric
9
agg5_units
string
3
cem1_name
string
8
cem1_amount
numeric
9
cem1_units
string
3
cem2_name
string
8
cem2_amount
numeric
9
cem2_units
string
3
cem3_name
string
8
cem3_amount
numeric
9
cem3_units
string
3
admix1_name
string
8
admix1_amount
numeric
9
admix1_units
string
3
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Mix.8 File Structure cont’d
(Level 8.xx ONLY)
Field
Number of Characters
admix2_name
string
8
admix2_amount
numeric
9
admix2_units
string
3
admix3_name
string
8
admix3_amount
numeric
9
admix3_units
string
3
admix4_name
string
8
admix4_amount
numeric
9
admix4_units
string
3
admix5_name
string
8
admix5_amount
numeric
9
admix5_units
string
3
admix6_name
string
8
admix6_amount
numeric
9
admix6_units
string
3
water1_name
string
8
water1_amount
numeric
9
water1_units
string
3
water2_name
string
8
water2_amount
numeric
9
water2_units
string
3
percent_air
numeric
5, (4 + dp 12.34)
slump_target
numeric
5
dry_max_size
numeric
5, (4 + dp 12.34)
async_max_size
numeric
5, (4 + dp 12.34)
agg_moist_ref
numeric
1, (0=SSD, 1=WET, 2=OVEN_DRY
spare
numeric
9, Reserved
is_metric
string
1, (Y = Metric, N = Customary)
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Order.8 File Structure
(Level 8.xx ONLY)
Field
Type
Number of Characters
record_code
string
1, (always “Or” optional)
order_id
string
8
stamp
string (s)
23, (2 strings, 15, 8)
customer_id
string
8
mix_id
string
8
are_extras
string
1, "Y" or "N"
deliver1
string
24
deliver2
string
24
instruct1
string
24
instruct2
string
24
qty_ordered
numeric
9, (8 + dp, 123456.78)
qty_delivered
numeric
9, (8 + dp, 123456.78)
num_of_loads
numeric
5
start_time
string (s)
23, (2 strings, 15, 8)
spacing_time
numeric
5, (# of minutes)
price
numeric
9, (8 + dp, 123456.78)
tax
numeric
9, (8 + dp, 12345.678)
user1
string
8
user2
string
8
user3
string
8
user4
string
8
user5
string
8
user6
string
8
user7
string
8
user8
string
8
user9
string
16
user10
string
16
extra_id1
string
8
extra_qty1
numeric
9, (8 + dp, 123456.78)
extra_price1
numeric
9, (8 + dp, 123456.78)
extra_tax1
numeric
9, (8 + dp, 12345.678)
extra_id2
string
8
extra_qty2
numeric
9, (8 + dp, 123456.78)
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(Level 8.xx ONLY)
Field
Number of Characters
extra_price2
numeric
9, (8 + dp, 123456.78)
extra_tax2
numeric
9, (8 + dp, 12345.678)
extra_id3
string
8
extra_qty3
numeric
9, (8 + dp, 123456.78)
extra_price3
numeric
9, (8 + dp, 123456.78)
extra_tax3
numeric
9, (8 + dp, 12345.678)
extra_id4
string
8
extra_qty4
numeric
9, (8 + dp, 123456.78)
extra_price4
numeric
9, (8 + dp, 123456.78)
extra_tax4
numeric
9, (8 + dp, 12345.678)
extra_id5
string
8
extra_qty5
numeric
9, (8 + dp, 123456.78)
extra_price5
numeric
9, (8 + dp, 123456.78)
extra_tax5
numeric
9, (8 + dp, 12345.678)
extra_id6
string
8
extra_qty6
numeric
9, (8 + dp, 123456.78)
extra_price6
numeric
9, (8 + dp, 123456.78)
extra_tax6
numeric
9, (8 + dp, 12345.678)
load_size
numeric
5, (4 + dp, 12.34)
is_cod
string
1, (“Y” or “N”)
sobtotal_dollars
numeric
9, (8 + dp, 123456.78)
subtotal_tax
numeric
9, (8 + dp, 123456.78)
total_dollars
numeric
9, (8 + dp, 123456.78)
is_remem_amx_trims
string
1, (“Y” or “N”)
amx_percentage1
numeric
5
amx_percentage2
numeric
5
amx_percentage3
numeric
5
amx_percentage4
numeric
5
amx_percentage5
numeric
5
amx_percentage6
numeric
5
amx_percentage7
numeric
5
amx_percentage8
numeric
5
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(Level 8.xx ONLY)
Field
Type
Number of Characters
amx_percentage9
numeric
5
amx_percentage10
numeric
5
amx_percentage11
numeric
5
amx_percentage12
numeric
5
is_metric
string
1, (Y = Metric, N = Customary)
Field
record_code
Type
string
Number of Characters
2, (always “Pr” optional)
ticket_id
string
8
mix_id
string
8
batch_number
numeric
9
drop_number
numeric
5
load_size
numeric
5, (4 + dp, 12.34)
is_metric
string
1, (Y = Metric, N = Customary)
reserved
string
1, (always N)
batch_start
string(s)
23, (2 strings 15, 8, Load Size)
start_stamp
string(s)
23, (2 strings 15, 8, Matl start)
start_of_drop
numeric
9, (master start tick in 100ths)
material
string
8
target
numeric
9
actual
numeric
9
status
string
6, (Under, Over, Done, Manual)
gate_open
numeric
9, (100ths of sec. from Start)
start_of_flow
numeric
9, (100ths of sec. from Start)
low_flow
numeric
5, (elapsed 100ths of sec. from 0)
gate_close
numeric
9, (100ths of sec. from Start)
jogs
numeric
5, (total number of jogs)
end_of_drop
numeric
9, (100ths of sec. from Start)
start_of_disc
numeric
9, (100ths of sec. from Start)
end_of_disc
numeric
9, (100ths of sec. from Start)
start_tare
numeric
9, (scale weight @ start of disc)
end_tare
numeric
9, (scale weight 15, 8, end time)
end_stamp
numeric
23, (2 strings 15, 8, end time)
Perform.8 File Structure
(Level 8.20 & above ONLY)
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(Level 8.xx ONLY)
Field
No. of Characters
record_code
string
1, (always “Tr” optional)
ticket_id
string
8
stamp
string (s)
23, (2 strings 15, 8, End Time),
order_id
string
8
customer_id
string
8
mix_id
string
8
load_size
numeric
5, (4 + dp, 12.34)
resold
numeric
5, (4 + dp, 12.34)
is_cod
string
1, "Y" or "N"
time_batched
string (s)
23, (2 strings 15, 8, Start Time)
time_due
string (s)
23, (2 strings 15, 8)
truck_number
numeric
5
unit_price
numeric
9, (8 + dp, 123456.78)
tax
numeric
9, (8 + dp, 12345.678)
agg1_name
string
8
agg1_amount
numeric
9
agg1_units
string
3
agg2_name
string
8
agg2_amount
numeric
9
agg2_units
string
3
agg3_name
string
8
agg3_amount
numeric
9
agg3_units
string
3
agg4_name
string
8
agg4_amount
numeric
9
agg4_units
string
3
agg5_name
string
8
agg5_amount
numeric
9
agg5_units
string
3
cem1_name
string
8
cem1_amount
numeric
9
cem1_units
string
3
cem2_name
string
8
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(Level 8.xx ONLY)
Field
Type
No. of Characters
cem2_amount
numeric
9
cem2_units
string
3
cem3_name
string
8
cem3_amount
numeric
9
cem3_units
string
3
admix1_name
string
8
admix1_amount
numeric
9
admix1_units
string
3
admix2_name
string
8
admix2_amount
numeric
9
admix2_units
string
3
admix3_name
string
8
admix3_amount
numeric
9
admix3_units
string
3
admix4_name
string
8
admix4_amount
numeric
9
admix4_units
string
3
admix5_name
string
8
admix5_amount
numeric
9
admix5_units
string
3
admix6_name
string
8
admix6_amount
numeric
9
admix6_units
string
3
water1_name
string
8
water1_amount
numeric
9
water1_units
string
3
water2_name
string
8
water2_amount
numeric
9
water2_units
string
3
extra_id1
string
8
extra_qty1
numeric
9, (8 + dp, 123456.78)
extra_price1
numeric
9, (8 + dp, 123456.78)
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(Level 8.xx ONLY)
Field
No. of Characters
extra_tax1
numeric
9, (8 + dp, 12345.678)
extra_id2
string
8
extra_qty2
numeric
9, (8 + dp, 123456.78)
extra_price2
numeric
9, (8 + dp, 123456.78)
extra_tax2
numeric
9, (8 + dp, 12345.678)
extra_id3
string
8
extra_qty3
numeric
9, (8 + dp, 123456.78)
extra_price3
numeric
9, (8 + dp, 123456.78)
extra_tax3
numeric
9, (8 + dp, 12345.678)
extra_id4
string
8
extra_qty4
numeric
9, (8 + dp, 123456.78)
extra_price
numeric
9, (8 + dp, 123456.78)
extra_tax4
numeric
9, (8 + dp, 12345.678)
extra_id5
string
8
extra_qty5
numeric
9, (8 + dp, 123456.78)
extra_price5
numeric
9, (8 + dp, 123456.78)
extra_tax5
numeric
9, (8 + dp, 12345.678)
extra_id6
string
8
extra_qty6
numeric
9, (8 + dp, 123456.78)
extra_price6
numeric
9, (8 + dp, 123456.78)
extra_tax6
numeric
9, (8 + dp, 12345.678)
is_modified
string
1
is_voided
string
1
percent_moist1
numeric
5, (4 + dp, 123.4, signed)
percent_moist2
numeric
5, (4 + dp, 123.4, signed)
percent_moist3
numeric
5, (4 + dp, 123.4, signed)
percent_moist4
numeric
5, (4 + dp, 123.4, signed)
percent_moist5
numeric
5, (4 + dp, 123.4, signed)
driver_id
string
8
agg1_target
numeric
9
agg2_target
numeric
9
agg3_target
numeric
9
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(Level 8.xx ONLY)
Field
Type
No. of Characters
agg4_target
numeric
9
agg5_target
numeric
9
cem1_target
numeric
9
cem2_target
numeric
9
cem3_target
numeric
9
admix1_target
numeric
9
admix2_target
numeric
9
admix3_target
numeric
9
admix4_target
numeric
9
admix5_target
numeric
9
admix6_target
numeric
9
water1_target
numeric
9
water2_target
numeric
9
is_local
string
1, (“Y” or “N”)
total_water
numeric
9, (follows plant’s water units)
reference_id
string
8, (contents of Eagle field # 149)
type_code
string
2, (contents of Eagle field # 408)
is_metric
string
1, (Y = Metric, N = Customary)
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Truck.8 File Structure
(Level 8.xx ONLY)
Field
Type
Number of Characters
record_code
string
2, (always “Kr” optional)
truck_id
string
8
number
numeric
5
driver
string
32
max_load
numeric
5, (12.34)
loading_rate
numeric
5, (Dry Rate)
paste_loading_rate
numeric
5, (Matrix Master Rate)
is_to_batch
string
1, (“Y” or “N”)
is_washed
string
1, (“Y” or “N”)
washed_stamp
string (s)
23, (2 strings 15, 8, Last Wash Time)
h2o_in_truck
numeric
5, (in metered or weighed units)
amx_in_truck
numeric
5, (in metered or weighed units)
mix_in_truck
string
8, (mix_id of last load)
resold_mixes
numeric
5, (total # of resold loads)
resold_yards
numeric
9, (123456.78, total resold yards)
resold_stamp
string (s)
23, (2 strings 15, 8, Last Res. Time)
bbk_amx_id_in_trk
string
3, (admix ID if Batchbook enabled)
Field
record_code
title
plant
material_name
is_used
sp_grav
material_source
on_hand
short_term_used
long_term_used
deviation
long_term_received
percent_moisture
material_alias
eagle_revision
Type
string
string
string
string
string
numeric
string
numeric
numeric
numeric
numeric
numeric
numeric
string
string
Number of Characters
2, (always “Pr” optional)
24
24
8
1
5
15
9
9
9
5
9
5
8
5 (xx.xx)
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Switches
The /r switch:
This will cause EXPS8 to suppress record codes. By default, EXPS8 will put record codes in
each record of each file.
The /f switch:
This will cause EXPS8 to change time stamp format to “05/22/89”, “13:22:33.”
By default , the time stamp string is:
“MON MAY 22 1998”, “13:22:33”.
The /d switch
This will cause EXPS8 to remove all Comma, Quotation Mark, Carriage Return, and Line
Feed delimiter characters.
The /t switch:
This will cause EXPS8 to replace the Alpha-Numeric String field delimiter, normally a
Quotation Mark character (“), with the character immediately following the “/t”, such as: /t˜
would yield a delimited String field as: ,˜1/2” ROCK.
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Changes by Revision
Version 8.00 January 31. 1995
1. Derived from original EXPS Version 2.07
2. Removed RAVEN support.
3. Add /t command line switch.
Version 8.01 March 3, 1995
1. Added /r command line switch.
Version 8.02 April 24, 1995
1. Added /f command line switch.
Version 8.03 May 5, 1995
1. Added support for Metric/Customary dual units.
Version 8.20 February 14, 1996
1. Added support for expanding DELIVERY.8
2. Added support for expanding PERFORM.8
Version 8.21 February 28, 1996
1. Implemented Alias and Revision fields for PLANT.TXT file.
2. Added Batchbook Admix Id in Truck field to TRUCK.TXT file.
Version 8.22 April 19, 1996
1. Added detection for “seconds since Jan 01 1970” stamps of -1 (they now show as Jan 01
1980)
Version 8.24 June 27, 1996
1. Fixed the problem with the Material Source Field in the PLANT.TXT file.
Version 8.28 August 15, 1996
1. The format of admix (1-6) _amount and water(1-2)_amount fields in the MIX.TXT has
been changed. The values in these fields will be same as the values in the Mix Design
Menu.
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