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BASIC Irrigation Controller
“BIC”
Version A.09
CHEAT SHEET
1
Main Menu:
1= AUTO 2= MANUAL
3= DIAG 4=
5=
6= SETUP
BIC A.09 23:59:59
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Definitions:
FPM: Feet-Per-Minute; the speed that the Boom uses as a reference.
Idler Diameter: Diameter of the wheel that is used for the speed and motion sensing.
Acceleration: Speed setting that the Boom will “take off” when starting a programmed irrigation
cycle, or as the Boom turns around to initiate another pass.
Pass: The setting that will tell the Boom what a “Pass” is and can be set to either 1 or 2. By
default, the Boom goes from Home to Away, then back Home as ONE pass. If you change this
setting to 1 pass, then the Boom will go from Home to Away and stop.
Proximity Sensor: Sensor used to read Speed & Motion using tics.
SW-IN: Switch Inputs. There are 4 Switch Inputs for the BIC.
Home Sensor: The external switch (magnet sensor) which when triggered by a magnet sends
input to the BIC that the boom has reached the Home or Start position.
Away Sensor: The external switch (magnet sensor) which when triggered by a magnet sends
input to the BIC that the boom has reached the Away or End position.
Remote Start: The BIC has the capability of being Started Remotely using a 24VAC Relay
(EX16) that is linked to an Environmental Control System of the users choosing. The System can
be set to start the Boom given certain parameters programmed into the Environmental System
(RH, RAD SUM, TEMP., VPD, etc.).
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External Switch Definitions
 SW1 – Home magnetic sense switch. (mandatory)
The Boom will stop at the Home position or turn around and head in the Away direction once the sensor detects this
magnet.
 SW2 – Away magnetic sense switch. (mandatory)
The Boom will stop at the Away position or turn around and head in the Home direction once the sensor detects this
magnet.
 SW3 – Skip magnetic sense switch. (mandatory)
This switch will be used to “sense” the Skip magnets and tell the controller when to toggle the Booms Solenoids
operation On & Off. This is best used for “skipping” walkways or empty areas that the Boom will travel over.
 SW4 – Collision Switch. This switch input must be closed at all times to allow the Boom to run. The inputs
may be connected to an object detection (IR Sensor) or Collision Switch that will open the normally closed circuit
when an object is detected in the path of the boom. A simple jumper wire between the SW4 & GRD terminal
connections may be used keep the switch permanently closed which will allow the boom to run.
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Operations
Manual Mode Programming
1. From the Main Menu press 2 for Manual. The following screen will appear:
MANUAL
ENTER 1
ENTER 7
ENTER E
MODE:
FOR JOBS
TO BEGIN
TO EXIT
2. Press “1” to enter the Job Programming screen.
3. The black cursor will scroll thru the screen by pressing “F” to move forward, and “D”
to move back.
Exploded view of the Manual Mode Programming Screen:
A) CLEAR JOB
JOB01 SPEED VALVES
AWAY 020 1 2
HOME 010
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Enter Valve Numbers here by
pressing numbers 1 thru 4. Pressing the
number will toggle that # Solenoid ON
& OFF.
Enter the Home and Away speeds
here. 5 to 150 FPM (Feet-Per-Minute)
4.
To CLEAR the Job,
press “A” and follow
prompts.
Program the Job as desired per the user application and press “F” to scroll thru the screen, changing
Speed and Valves as needed. Then press “E” to go to the Pass Count menu.
ENTER PASS COUNT
THEN PRESS THE
F KEY TO ENTER
TOTAL PASS COUNT 005
5.
6.
Enter the Number of Passes that the Boom needs to run over the crop. Remember that a Pass is defined
by the user in the Set-Up menu. The actual number of Passes that the Boom will make back and forth
is effected by the users definition of a “PASS”.
The Pass Count can be set from 001 to 099 passes. Depending on the application, it is common to
assign 2 to 10 passes to saturate the crop below the Boom.
Press “F” to Save and Exit back to the Manual Mode main menu.
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Manual Mode Run
1.
From Main menu press 2 for Manual. The following screen will appear:
MANUAL
ENTER 1
ENTER 7
ENTER E
MODE:
FOR JOBS
TO BEGIN
TO EXIT
2.
Make sure that the Boom is started (BEGIN) when the Home Magnet Reader is under the Home
Magnet. To locate the boom at the home position, go into the Diagnostics menu and send the Boom
Home, the Boom will stop under the Home magnet, ready for its next command.
3.
Press “7” to BEGIN the Manual Mode Run. The screen will show the following information during
the Irrigation Cycle:
Exploded view of the Manual Mode Run Screen:
MODE is displayed here.
DIRECTION OF TRAVEL is displayed here.
MANUAL MODE: GO AWAY
JOB 01
SPEED 020
SOLENOIDS =
1 2 3 4
PASS 01
Current PASS that the Boom
is executing is displayed here.
4.
5.
The Booms SPEED
will be displayed here.
13:48:47
Current programmed
TIME displayed here.
Press “0” to SUSPEND the Booms Manual Mode Run.
Press “0” again to RESUME the Booms operation.
Press “E” to STOP the Boom and Exit to the Manual Mode menu.
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Active SOLENOIDS
are displayed here.
Auto Zones (Time Activated Programming)
Auto Zone = A specific period of time that will activate the
Booms operation as programmed.
Job = What the programmed Auto Zone will execute.
Start Time = Time that the Boom will Start this Zones Auto Program execution.
.
Stop Time = Time that the Boom will Stop this Zones Auto Program execution.
Interval = Amount of minutes between Pass execution.
Pass = Starts at Home, goes to Away, then turns around and comes back Home.
* Unless programmed differently by the user under the Set-Up menu.
1.
From the Main Menu Press 1 (AUTO)
ENTER AUTO ZONE NUMB
1 THRU E TIME ZONE #
TO ENTER AUTO MODE
PRESS THE F KEY
2.
Enter the Auto Zone Number 1 thru E (14 Zones total) to be programmed.
The following screen will appear:
Exploded view of the Auto Zone Main Menu:
Press 2 to Enter the
Start Time menu
0)ZONE= 01 1)SPD+SOL
2)STARTTIME = 00:00
3)STOPTIME = 00:00
4)INTERVAL= 010 MIN.
Press 3 to Enter the
Stop Time menu
Press 4 to Enter any Interval (Time)
value between 001 and 999 minutes
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3.
Press “2” to program a Start Time and then press “3” to program a Stop Time for this Auto Zone. Program
time in 24 hour format.
The following programming screen will appear:
TIME VARIABLE = 00:00
ENTER 24 HOUR FORMAT
F = ENTER NEW TIME
NEW TIME VAR. = 17:43
4.
5.
Press “F” to Save and Exit to the Auto Zone menu.
Press “4” to enter the Interval Menu. The user will program the Interval Time and the Pass Count in this
menu.
The following programming screen will appear:
PASS INTERVAL = 000 MIN
CHANGE TIME = 0 TO 9
ENTER TIME = F KEY
NEW INTERVAL = 045 MIN
6.
Enter needed Interval Time (001 to 255 min.). Press “F” to Save and Exit.
ENTER THE PASS COUNT
THEN PRESS THE F
KEY TO ENTER TOTAL
PASS COUNT 002
7.
8.
Enter the Pass Count desired for this Auto Zone (000 to 099 passes).
Press “F” to Save and Exit to the Auto Zone Menu. Press “0” to enter another Auto Zone program (1-E).
ENTER AUTO ZONE NUMB
1 THRU E TIME ZONE #
TO ENTER AUTO MODE
PRESS THE F KEY
9. Press “0” to enter another Auto Zone program (1-E).
10. Once all needed Auto Zones are programmed, press “F” in Auto Zone Main Menu to enter the Auto Mode
Run Menu.
TO CHANGE ACTIVE
ZONES 1 3 56 8 ABC E
PRESS KEYS 1 THRU E
0 KEY EXIT, F KEY RUN
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Toggle the ACTIVE AUTO
ZONES On & Off by pressing the
1 thru E keys
***Program all needed Auto Zones before
Pressing “F” to enter the Auto Mode Menu***
11. Enter the number of Auto Zones desired (1 thru E) and press “F” to RUN.
Exploded view of the Auto Mode Idle Screen:
Next AUTO ZONE START
TIME is displayed here.
MODE is displayed here.
AUTO MODE:
JOB 01
-02:36:51
SPEED 020
SOLENOIDS = 1 2 3 4
ZONE 01
Current ZONE that the screen
is showing is displayed here.
The Booms SPEED
will be displayed
here.
13:48:47
Current programmed
TIME displayed here.
Active SOLENOIDS
are displayed here.
Exploded view of the Auto Mode Run Screen:
MODE is displayed here.
DIRECTION OF TRAVEL is displayed here.
AUTO MODE: GO AWAY
JOB 01
SPEED 020
The Booms SPEED
will be displayed here.
SOLENOIDS = 1 2 3 4
ZONE 01
Current PASS / ZONE being executed
by the Boom displayed here.
13:48:47
Current programmed
TIME displayed here.
12. Press “0” to SUSPEND the Booms Auto Mode Run.
Press “0” again to RESUME the Booms operation.
13. Press “E” to STOP the Boom and Exit to the Auto Mode menu.
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Active SOLENOIDS
are displayed here.
TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE: If you have any questions regarding the use
of this program or any other Cherry Creek Systems Product please call us at
…………………………………..
(719) 380-8373 ext. 206
OR
[email protected]
OR
[email protected]
OR
www.cherrycreeksystems.com
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BASIC Irrigation Controller
“BIC”
Version A.09
USER MANUAL
1
Table of Contents
Description:
Page:
Getting Started ………………………………………………………………………………………………………4
Terms & Definitions ……..……………………………………………………………………………………….5
Diagnostics (testing) …………………………………………………………………………………………….6
6 – Keypad
6 – Sensors
7 – Solenoids
7 – Motor
Setup …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..8
8 – Clock
8 – Idler Diameter
9 – Acceleration
9 – Park Position
10 – Remote Start (Environmental Controlled Start)
Operations ………………………………………………………………………………………………………..11
11 – Manual Mode Programming
13 – Manual Mode Run
14 – Auto Zones (Time Activated Programming)
16 – Auto Mode Run
Troubleshooting and Support ……………………………………………………………………………17
Connections ………………………………………………………………………………………………….....19
Wiring Diagrams ……………………………………………………………………………………………...20
Options and Upgrades ……………………………………………………………………………………...21
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Cherry Creek Systems
2675 Akers Drive
Colorado Springs, CO 80922
Toll Free 877-558-3246
www.cherrycreeksystems.com
Dear Customer:
We would like to thank you for purchasing our “Basic Irrigation” program! The
greatest possible care went into making this program as user friendly as possible
while still keeping all the functionality that you have come to expect.
We would welcome and encourage you to make suggestions as to how we can
improve this Users Manual. It is our intent to provide you with the highest quality
equipment and state-of-the-art watering systems, as well as first rate technical
follow up support.
If it is the 1st time setting up the Boom, then it is advisable that you follow this
order in working through the manual:
1.
2.
3.
4.
Key Concepts
Initial Power Up
Diagnostics
Setup
Again, thank you for your business and we look forward to assisting you in any
way we can. Please feel free to give us a call, or contact us via email.
Sincerely,
Cherry Creek Systems Team
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Getting Started
!!! MAKE SURE THAT THE AC LINE IS WIRED TO L1 AND L2 BEFORE APPLYING POWER!!!
Manually move the boom away from walls and other objects.
The controller has an onboard power backup that will keep the last operation stored when
power was removed. If the motor was running when power was removed the motor will
start when power is reapplied, assuming also that the backup power is still active.



Apply Power to the Boom.
If it starts to move, press the E-key on the keypad to stop the motor and operation.
If this has no affect then the controller may have to be RESET. See Reset below.
VERSION:
BIC
A.09
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FOR LATEST INFO
ANY KEY TO CONTINUE

Press any key on the keypad to continue. If the display does not respond then check that
the keyboard connector ribbon is securely connected to the circuit board keypad pins.
*** If this message is not displayed then the controller should be RESET ***
RESET: To RESET the controller remove the Cover and Keypad, find the 2 gold pins or
a small white button marked “RESET” located to the left of the LCD Display on the
Main Circuit Board. Using a small flat-head screwdriver or other similar device, jump
these two pins together, or press the RESET button. While the pins are shorted and the
Reset condition is active the 4-line display will light up and if an alarm is connected it
will sound. The above message should now be displayed.
Main Menu:
1= AUTO 2= MANUAL
3= DIAG 4=
5=
6= SETUP
BIC A.09 23:59:59
Upon starting the Boom for the first time, go thru the Diagnostics 1st by pressing “3”.
After going thru the Diagnostics Menu, go thru the Set-Up Menu.
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Definitions:
FPM: Feet-Per-Minute; the speed that the Boom uses as a reference.
Idler Diameter: Diameter of the wheel that is used for the speed and motion sensing.
Acceleration: Speed setting that the Boom will “take off” when starting a programmed irrigation
cycle, or as the Boom turns around to initiate another pass.
Pass: The setting that will tell the Boom what a “Pass” is and can be set to either 1 or 2. By
default, the Boom goes from Home to Away, then back Home as ONE pass. If you change this
setting to 1 pass, then the Boom will go from Home to Away and stop.
Proximity Sensor: Sensor used to read Speed & Motion using tics.
SW-IN: Switch Inputs. There are 4 Switch Inputs for the BIC.
Home Sensor: The external switch (magnet sensor) which when triggered by a magnet sends
input to the BIC that the boom has reached the Home or Start position.
Away Sensor: The external switch (magnet sensor) which when triggered by a magnet sends
input to the BIC that the boom has reached the Away or End position.
Remote Start: The BIC has the capability of being Started Remotely using a 24VAC Relay
(EX16) that is linked to an Environmental Control System of the users choosing. The System can
be set to start the Boom given certain parameters programmed into the Environmental System
(RH, RAD SUM, TEMP., VPD, etc.).
__________________________________________
External Switch Definitions
 SW1 – Home magnetic sense switch. (mandatory)
The Boom will stop at the Home position or turn around and head in the Away direction once the sensor detects this
magnet.
 SW2 – Away magnetic sense switch. (mandatory)
The Boom will stop at the Away position or turn around and head in the Home direction once the sensor detects this
magnet.
 SW3 – Skip magnetic sense switch. (mandatory)
This switch will be used to “sense” the Skip magnets and tell the controller when to toggle the Booms Solenoids
operation On & Off. This is best used for “skipping” walkways or empty areas that the Boom will travel over.
 SW4 – Collision Switch. This switch input must be closed at all times to allow the Boom to run. The inputs
may be connected to an object detection (IR Sensor) or Collision Switch that will open the normally closed circuit
when an object is detected in the path of the boom. A simple jumper wire between the SW4 & GRD terminal
connections may be used keep the switch permanently closed which will allow the boom to run.
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Diagnostics
Pressing 3 from the Main Menu enters the Diagnostic Menu:
3
1= KEY
2= SW-IN
3= SOL
4= MOTOR
5=
6=
7=
E= EXIT
*** Pressing the E key will exit and return to the Main Menu ***
Pressing 1 from the Diagnostic Menu enters the Key Pad Menu:
1
KEYPAD DIAGNOSTIC
TO END PRESS E TWICE
KEY NUMBER = F
1. Press a key on the keypad and the corresponding key position will be displayed
after the text “KEY NUMBER =”.
2. To end this display menu press the E key twice in succession and return to the
Diagnostic Menu.
Pressing 2 from the Diagnostic Menu enters the External Switch Menu:
INPUT SWITCH TEST
2
PRESS ANY KEY,EXIT
SWITCH ID
S 1 2 3 4
0 1 0 0 1
Sensors
1 = Home
2 = Away
3 = Skip
4 = Collision (optional; always on)
S = Speed (Proximity Sensor)
1. Five input switches and sensors are tested in this screen. When a switch or sensor
contact is closed (by putting a magnet by the reader; or by passing a sprocket
tooth by the proxy sensor) a 1 will be displayed below the appropriate switch ID.
The ‘S’ represents the Speed (Proximity) sensor. The ‘1’ is SW1 input, the Home
sensor. The ‘2’ is SW2 input, the Away sensor. The ‘3’ is SW3, the Skip sensor.
The ‘4’ is SW4, the Collision Detector, which should normally be closed.
2. Pressing any key on the keypad will return to the Diagnostic Menu.
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Pressing 3 from the Diagnostic Menu enters the Solenoid Menu:
SOLENOID OUT TEST
3
PRESS E KEY TO EXIT
TO SET/RESET KEY 1-4
SOLENOIDS =
1 2 3 4
1. Press keys 1 through 4 alternately to turn the Solenoids On & Off.
However, the Solenoids will remain in the state that they were in when the E key was
pressed. This will allow the boom to be moved, with watering solenoids on, in the
Diagnostic Mode.
2. Pressing the E key will exit and return to the Diagnostic Menu.
The Solenoids will be shut-off upon exiting the Diagnostic Menu.
Pressing 4 from the Diagnostic Menu enters the Motor Run Menu:
MOTOR MOTION TEST
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PRESS E KEY TO EXIT
BOOM MOVING AWAY
BOOM MOVING HOME
PRESS A=HOME B=AWAY
STOP – PRESS ANY KEY
SPEED(5-150) = 020
1. Enter the desired Speed in FPM (Feet-Per-Minute) with keys 0 through 9.
o Valid speeds are 5 to 150 feet per minute.
o If less than 5 feet per minute is entered then the controller will default
to 20 feet per minute, when the Boom begins to move.
2. Press the A key to move the Boom in the Away direction.
3. Press the B key to move in the Boom in the Home direction.
4. Once the boom is moving pressing any key will STOP the boom.
o When the boom is moving in the programmed direction, it will be
displayed in the second line of the screen.
5. Press the E key while the Boom is stopped to go to the Diagnostic Menu.
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Set-Up
Pressing 6 from the Main Menu enters the Setup Menu:
1= CLOCK 2= IDLER
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3= ACCEL 4= PARK
5=
6= INFO
7= REMOTE E= EXIT
*** There are two options for the real time clock source. If the first line begins with “1 – CLOCK…”
then the clock source comes from the BIC Real Time Clock Module and will continue to keep time for a
minimum of 3 days without external power. If the first line begins with “1 = CLOCK…” the clock
source is the internal clock of the controller (note the dash; minus sign or equals sign). This clock does not
run without AC power but it will hold the time that power was lost and will continue to increment once the
AC power is restored. The internal clock serves as a backup clock if the BIC Real Time Clock Module
should be removed or becomes defective. ***
To exit the Setup Menu and return to the Main Menu press the E key
Press 1 from the Setup Menu to enter the Clock Menu:
1
TIME VARIABLE= 23:59
ENTER 24 HOUR FORMAT
F = ENTER NEW TIME
NEW TIME VAR.= 00:00
1.
2.
Use keys 0 through 9 to enter the current time in hours and minutes.
Press the F key to exit and return to the Main Menu.
Pressing 2 in the Setup Menu enters the Idler Menu:
2
IDLER SIZE SELECTION
F = EXIT
O = 2.0
1 = 1.0
OR
5 = 2.5
DIAMETER IS 2.5 INCH
1.
2.
Cherry Creek Booms
Tower Boom
= 2.5 inch idler
Double Rail Boom
= 2.0 inch idler
Single Rail Boom
= 1.0 inch idler
*** Tic Counter on all CCS Booms =
10 or 12 tooth sprocket ***
Set the diameter or the idler wheel, which is used to measure the speed of the boom. By
default the diameter is 2.5 inches. Press 1 to select 1.0-inch, press 0 to select 2.0-inch and 5 to
select the 2.5-inch diameter idler (reference list).
Press the F key to exit and return to the Main Menu.
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Pressing 3 in the Setup Menu enters the Acceleration Menu:
3
ACCELERATION FACTOR
Recommended Factors:
PRESS F = EXIT OR
Tower Boom:
Double Rail:
Single Rail:
0 THRU E TO CHANGE
5 to 10
2 to 8
1 to 5
ACCEL FACTOR IS 14
1.
2.
3.
The Acceleration factor is a positive numeric constant that applies more power to the motor
when the Boom starts up. The default value is 00, but can be changed to a value as high as 14
(E key).
Use the 0 through E keys to select the desired acceleration factor. The purpose of the
acceleration factor is to compensate for different weight booms so that all will start up and
turn around smoothly and quickly.
Press the F key to EXIT and return to the Main Menu
Pressing 4 in the Setup Menu enters the Park Select Menu:
THE PARK POSITION IS
4
HOME FOR AUTO/MANUAL
AWAY FOR AUTO/MANUAL
PRESS KEY 0 TO SET
PRESS KEY F TO SAVE
1.
2.
3.
4.
This menu selects where the Boom will End its Auto and Manual watering cycles. The default position
is at the Home magnet, when watering begins the boom will move away and stop at the Away magnet.
It will then reverse and return back to the Home position (that is considered one pass).
If the Away option is selected, the boom starts at Home, goes to the Away position and stops after it
completes its watering cycle.
Press the 4 key to toggle the home and away park position.
Press the F key to save the park position and return to the Main Menu.
Pressing 6 in the Setup Menu displays the web site where the latest documentation can be
obtained on this and other controllers.
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VERSION:
BIC
A.09
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FOR LATEST INFO
ANY KEY TO CONTINUE
*** Press any key to return to the Main Menu ***
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Pressing 7 in the Setup Menu enters the Remote Control Menu:
7
0
0
4
4
8
8
=
=
=
=
=
=
NO REMOTE AC IN
ENABLE REMOTE AC
NO REMOTE SWITCH
ENABLE SWITCH IN
NO ALARM SWITCH
ENABLE ALARM SW
E = EXIT AND SAVE
*** The Menu will offer 1 of 2 Options ***
1. If the Remote Control Board is plugged in & found, the following message
will be displayed:
BIC/NIC OPTION BOARD
WAS FOUND.
RETURN TO MAIN MENU
PRESS ANY KEY = EXIT
2. The default mode is for no options to be selected. Pressing the associated key
will alternately enable and disable the respective option.
3. The first line enables the 24VAC input option. That is, if enabled, applying
24VAC will permit a remote device to start the manual-watering mode.
4. The second line enables the passive switch input option. That is, if enabled,
closing the two-connector terminals with a switch, relay, or other similar
device will also start the manual-watering mode.
5. The third line when enabled will close the onboard relay contacts when an
error occurs. Errors are usually caused by motion errors due to a lack of
rotation of the idler and sensed by the speed sensor. Or, by the collision switch
opening, if it is wired up.
6. Pressing the E key will exit and return to the Main Menu.
7. If one (or both) of the two input options are selected then the Remote LED on
the option board will flash once per second to indicate that the BIC is in the
Remote Input Mode and is looking for the enabled remote input to start the
preprogrammed Manual Mode operation. When the enabled input is active for
an minimum of 2 seconds and the controller is in the Main Menu (Remote
LED on the Remote Option Board will flash), the controller will start watering
in the manual mode. There is a status LED for each of the two inputs and
output, which will be lit when the respective lines are active.
Note: The Manual Mode must be programmed for Boom Speed,
Solenoid Valves, and the Number of Passes.
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8. If the Remote Control Board Option is not found then the following message
will be displayed.
BIC/NIC OPTION BOARD
WAS NOT FOUND.
PRESS ANY KEY = EXIT
9. Press any key to return back to the Main Menu.
Note: The BIC Real Time Clock Module cannot be used with the Remote
Control Board at the same time.
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Operations
Manual Mode Programming
1. From the Main Menu press 2 for Manual. The following screen will appear:
MANUAL
ENTER 1
ENTER 7
ENTER E
MODE:
FOR JOBS
TO BEGIN
TO EXIT
2. Press “1” to enter the Job Programming screen.
3. The black cursor will scroll thru the screen by pressing “F” to move forward, and “D”
to move back.
Exploded view of the Manual Mode Programming Screen:
A) CLEAR JOB
JOB01 SPEED VALVES
AWAY 020 1 2
HOME 010
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Enter Valve Numbers here by
pressing numbers 1 thru 4. Pressing the
number will toggle that # Solenoid ON
& OFF.
Enter the Home and Away speeds
here. 5 to 150 FPM (Feet-Per-Minute)
4.
To CLEAR the Job,
press “A” and follow
prompts.
Program the Job as desired per the user application and press “F” to scroll thru the screen, changing
Speed and Valves as needed. Then press “E” to go to the Pass Count menu.
ENTER PASS COUNT
THEN PRESS THE
F KEY TO ENTER
TOTAL PASS COUNT 005
5.
6.
Enter the Number of Passes that the Boom needs to run over the crop. Remember that a Pass is defined
by the user in the Set-Up menu. The actual number of Passes that the Boom will make back and forth
is effected by the users definition of a “PASS”.
The Pass Count can be set from 001 to 099 passes. Depending on the application, it is common to
assign 2 to 10 passes to saturate the crop below the Boom.
Press “F” to Save and Exit back to the Manual Mode main menu.
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Manual Mode Run
1.
From Main menu press 2 for Manual. The following screen will appear:
MANUAL
ENTER 1
ENTER 7
ENTER E
MODE:
FOR JOBS
TO BEGIN
TO EXIT
2.
Make sure that the Boom is started (BEGIN) when the Home Magnet Reader is under the Home
Magnet. To locate the boom at the home position, go into the Diagnostics menu and send the Boom
Home, the Boom will stop under the Home magnet, ready for its next command.
3.
Press “7” to BEGIN the Manual Mode Run. The screen will show the following information during
the Irrigation Cycle:
Exploded view of the Manual Mode Run Screen:
MODE is displayed here.
DIRECTION OF TRAVEL is displayed here.
MANUAL MODE: GO AWAY
JOB 01
SPEED 020
SOLENOIDS =
1 2 3 4
PASS 01
Current PASS that the Boom
is executing is displayed here.
4.
5.
The Booms SPEED
will be displayed here.
13:48:47
Current programmed
TIME displayed here.
Press “0” to SUSPEND the Booms Manual Mode Run.
Press “0” again to RESUME the Booms operation.
Press “E” to STOP the Boom and Exit to the Manual Mode menu.
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Active SOLENOIDS
are displayed here.
Auto Zones (Time Activated Programming)
Auto Zone = A specific period of time that will activate the
Booms operation as programmed.
Job = What the programmed Auto Zone will execute.
Start Time = Time that the Boom will Start this Zones Auto Program execution.
.
Stop Time = Time that the Boom will Stop this Zones Auto Program execution.
Interval = Amount of minutes between Pass execution.
Pass = Starts at Home, goes to Away, then turns around and comes back Home.
* Unless programmed differently by the user under the Set-Up menu.
1.
From the Main Menu Press 1 (AUTO)
ENTER AUTO ZONE NUMB
1 THRU E TIME ZONE #
TO ENTER AUTO MODE
PRESS THE F KEY
2.
Enter the Auto Zone Number 1 thru E (14 Zones total) to be programmed.
The following screen will appear:
Exploded view of the Auto Zone Main Menu:
Press 2 to Enter the
Start Time menu
0)ZONE= 01 1)SPD+SOL
2)STARTTIME = 00:00
3)STOPTIME = 00:00
4)INTERVAL= 010 MIN.
Press 3 to Enter the
Stop Time menu
Press 4 to Enter any Interval (Time)
value between 001 and 999 minutes
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3.
Press “2” to program a Start Time and then press “3” to program a Stop Time for this Auto Zone. Program
time in 24 hour format.
The following programming screen will appear:
TIME VARIABLE = 00:00
ENTER 24 HOUR FORMAT
F = ENTER NEW TIME
NEW TIME VAR. = 17:43
4.
5.
Press “F” to Save and Exit to the Auto Zone menu.
Press “4” to enter the Interval Menu. The user will program the Interval Time and the Pass Count in this
menu.
The following programming screen will appear:
PASS INTERVAL = 000 MIN
CHANGE TIME = 0 TO 9
ENTER TIME = F KEY
NEW INTERVAL = 045 MIN
6.
Enter needed Interval Time (001 to 255 min.). Press “F” to Save and Exit.
ENTER THE PASS COUNT
THEN PRESS THE F
KEY TO ENTER TOTAL
PASS COUNT 002
7.
8.
Enter the Pass Count desired for this Auto Zone (000 to 099 passes).
Press “F” to Save and Exit to the Auto Zone Menu. Press “0” to enter another Auto Zone program (1-E).
ENTER AUTO ZONE NUMB
1 THRU E TIME ZONE #
TO ENTER AUTO MODE
PRESS THE F KEY
9. Press “0” to enter another Auto Zone program (1-E).
10. Once all needed Auto Zones are programmed, press “F” in Auto Zone Main Menu to enter the Auto Mode
Run Menu.
TO CHANGE ACTIVE
ZONES 1 3 56 8 ABC E
PRESS KEYS 1 THRU E
0 KEY EXIT, F KEY RUN
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Toggle the ACTIVE AUTO
ZONES On & Off by pressing the
1 thru E keys
***Program all needed Auto Zones before
Pressing “F” to enter the Auto Mode Menu***
11. Enter the number of Auto Zones desired (1 thru E) and press “F” to RUN.
Exploded view of the Auto Mode Idle Screen:
Next AUTO ZONE START
TIME is displayed here.
MODE is displayed here.
AUTO MODE:
JOB 01
-02:36:51
SPEED 020
SOLENOIDS = 1 2 3 4
ZONE 01
Current ZONE that the screen
is showing is displayed here.
The Booms SPEED
will be displayed
here.
13:48:47
Current programmed
TIME displayed here.
Active SOLENOIDS
are displayed here.
Exploded view of the Auto Mode Run Screen:
MODE is displayed here.
DIRECTION OF TRAVEL is displayed here.
AUTO MODE: GO AWAY
JOB 01
SPEED 020
The Booms SPEED
will be displayed here.
SOLENOIDS = 1 2 3 4
ZONE 01
Current PASS / ZONE being executed
by the Boom displayed here.
13:48:47
Current programmed
TIME displayed here.
12. Press “0” to SUSPEND the Booms Auto Mode Run.
Press “0” again to RESUME the Booms operation.
13. Press “E” to STOP the Boom and Exit to the Auto Mode menu.
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Active SOLENOIDS
are displayed here.
Trouble Shooting
Motion Error:
- Check Proximity (Motion) Sensor for damage and function.
- There will be a yellow light (located at the base of the sensor body) that should turn on
when the sprocket teeth pass the sensor head. If there is no light fluctuation, then check
that the sensor is within 3 mm. (millimeters) of the sprocket teeth as they pass.
- If the sprockets teeth are within 3mm, check the functionality of the Proximity (Motion)
Sensor. Refer to the Diagnostics part of this manual for testing sensor inputs. If the
sensor is not functional or broken, please call Cherry Creek to purchase a new sensor.
Collision Error:
- The NIC has the option of using a Collision Sensor to stop the boom if it runs into any
objects that might be in the bay (carts, shelves, trash cans, people, etc.). This is an Option
that can be purchased from CCS at any time. Call Cherry Creek for more info.
- If the boom is not equipped with the Collision Sensor option, there needs to be a jumper
wire in Switch #4. To check this, open the NIC lid, pull the keypad ribbon and set the lid
aside. Look at the Terminal Blocks that run down the left side of the Main Board (black
“blocks” with colored wires running into them). Pull the second-from-the-top 6 pin
Terminal Block from the board (labeled J2 or JT2). There will be writing on the Main
Board for the switch #. Make sure the jumper wire is in place in the Block. The jumper
wire should connect to Switch #4 and the Ground (GRD) that is directly above SW4.
- If the Boom is equipped with the Collision Sensor Option, then:
o Check the Collision Sensor for damage and function.
o Refer to the Diagnostics part of this manual for testing sensor inputs. If the sensor
is not functional or broken, please call Cherry Creek to purchase a new sensor.
*** Before calling Tech Service, please try to RESET the Controller first. This will
sometimes solve problems and is an easy step to correcting the problem before calling
Tech Service. If the NIC is “locked-up”, this will usually work to get the Controller
functional again. Otherwise contact CCSI. ***
One way to RESET the controller is to press the RESET button on the board (shown in
the Mother Board diagram on the “Wiring Diagrams” pages). If there is not a button,
there will be two pins; jump them together with the tip of a flathead screwdriver and
that will RESET the controller as well. Another way of resetting it is by pressing 0 and F
simultaneously. The NIC will stop the present operation and ask for a four-digit code. If
you press (7638), the NIC will perform a software reset. All information will be lost,
including all setup information. If you press (4273), the NIC will perform a hardware
reset. Again, all information will be lost. If the wrong code is entered or E is pressed,
the NIC will resume operation where it left off.
Note: Resetting this way is helpful if you are having difficulty making the remote
keypad respond.
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TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE: If you have any questions regarding the use
of this program or any other Cherry Creek Systems Product please call us at
…………………………………..
(719) 380-8373 ext. 206
OR
[email protected]
OR
[email protected]
OR
www.cherrycreeksystems.com
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Connections
LCD - LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY, 16 pins connects to the 4 line x 20 character LCD
RESET - RESET SHORTING TERMINALS, 2 pins, short pins together to perform a hard reset.
J1 - EXPANSION CONNECTOR, 3 pins, currently not used.
J2 - KEYPAD CONNECTOR, 8 pins, for the 4 x 4 membrane keypad.
J3 - OPTIONAL BATTERY BACKUP CONNECTOR, 3 pins for 4.5V alkaline battery pack.
*** Normal program retention is expected for at least 3 days without power applied.***
J4 - SPEED AND ALARM CONNECTOR - dual 3 position mini screw terminal.
Speed - +NR /+NRV, output to proximity sensor, brown wire on sensor.
0V, output to proximity sensor, blue wire on sensor.
IN, input from proximity sensor, black wire on sensor.
Alarm - FG, Frame Ground, currently not used.
Out, to negative side of audio alarm transducer.
+NR, to positive side of audio alarm transducer.
J5 - EXTERNAL SWITCH CONNECTOR - 6 position mini screw terminal.
SW1, Home Switch, magnetic.
0V, Common for SW1 and SW2
SW2, Away Switch, magnetic.
SW3, Skip Switch, magnetic.
0V, Common for SW3 and SW4
SW4, Collision Switch, magnetic. Must be closed for controller to operate motor.
J6 - WATER SOLENOID CONNECTOR - 8 position mini screw terminal.
SOL1, Solenoid #1.
24VAC, Return for Solenoid #1.
SOL2, Solenoid #2.
24VAC, Return for Solenoid #2.
SOL3, Solenoid #3.
24VAC, Return for Solenoid #3.
SOL4, Solenoid #4.
24VAC, Return for Solenoid #4.
J7 - POWER IN AND MOTOR OUT CONNECTOR - 6 position screw terminal.
LI - Power Line #1, normally 120VAC in HOT, BLACK. Max Fuse 5 amp at 120VAC.
L2 - Power Line #2, normally 120VAC in NEUTRAL, WHITE. Max Fuse 5 amp at
120VAC.
FG - Power Line Ground, GREEN GROUND.
FG - Motor Ground, GREEN GROUND.
M1 - Motor Power #1, swap with M2 for correct motor direction.
M2 - Motor Power #2, swap with M1 for correct motor direction.
NOTE:
CONNECT ONLY 110-120VAC TO L1 AND L2 UNLESS BOARD HAS BEEN
ADAPTED FOR 220-240VAC OPERATION. DO NOT CONNECT AC LINE TO MOTOR
OUTPUT CONNECTIONS, M1 AND M2. THIS CAN DESTROY THE CIRCUIT BOARD!!!
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Network Irrigation Controller
“NIC”
Jobbing w/ Magnets
Version A.28
CHEAT SHEET
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Key Concepts
*** Read this First! ***
It is advisable that this order is followed when working through the
manual and setting up your boom:
1.
2.
3.
4.
Key Concepts
Initial Power Up
Diagnostics
Setup
The Network Irrigation Controller (hereafter NIC) was designed to provide
flexibility and control while maintaining a simple menu-based programming
system. While still sophisticated, the NIC still attempts to tailor to the grower.
Through the various programmable speeds along with left and right solenoid
control, the NIC allows operators to manipulate water usage and time needed
when watering crops. The controller’s advanced memory features allow an array
of customized options for programming. Growers will find the ease of use and
the accuracy of the controller reassuring, as it can be taught to anyone with very
little training.
The NIC can hold up to 14 different Time Zones, each containing a specific
start and end time. These Time Zones can all be run simultaneously or
separately and can be programmed with individual, customized time delays
(Intervals).
After the time zones are established each one may be programmed with “Jobs”.
The NIC is able to store up to 60 “Jobs” for each direction, in each Time Zone.
Each job within a Time Zone can have its own speed as well as solenoid valve
pattern giving you a vast array of watering options.
As you set up your NIC for the first time, read through each section of this
manual before implementing the steps described therein. This will help eliminate
unnecessary confusion and frustration. If you need help with terms, please refer
to the definitions section at the end of this manual.
Time Zone:
This is a given period of time. Your NIC uses a 24 hour format:
1:00 PM = 13:00
12:00 AM = 00:00
10:00 AM = 10:00
10:00 PM = 22:00
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Keypad:
0-9
E
B
F
C
D
= Data Entry
= Enter or Exit
= Up / Increase
= Down / Decrease
= Left / Forward
= Right / Back
Jobbing:
Basically, there are 4 steps:
1.
2.
3.
4.
Set-up Home Position (Home stop)
Set-up Away Position (Away stop)
Set-up the number of Jobs to be executed (number of Job magnets)
Give the Boom the Crop watering instructions
AWAY Position Magnet
(End of JOB 03)
JOB #03 Magnet
JOB 3
JOB 3
JOB 2
JOB 2
JOB 1
JOB 1
HOME Position Magnet
(Start of JOB 01)
JOB #02 Magnet
Double Rail Boom
tracks (rails)
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Operations
_________________________________Quick
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_____
Menu/
Manual Mode Programming (Jobs)
Keypad Number
(Main, 2, 1)
Reference
* There are up to 60 JOBS that can be programmed in the Manual Mode *
In order to function properly, the Number of JOBS programmed must
correspond with the Number of Job magnets on the rail. If this is not
done, the “JOB COUNT ERROR” will appear on the screen and stop the
Booms operation until corrected. JOB 01 starts at the Home Magnet
and end when the Boom sees the first JOB Magnet (JOB 02 Magnet).
JOB 02 starts at the first JOB magnet and ends at the next JOB
Magnet…..et cetera…..
As shown in drawing below:
AWAY Position Magnet
(End of JOB 03)
JOB #03 Magnet
JOB 3
JOB 3
JOB 2
JOB 2
JOB 1
JOB 1
HOME Position Magnet
(Start of JOB #01)
JOB #02 Magnet
Double Rail Boom
tracks (rails)
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1. From the Main Menu press 2 for Manual. The following screen will appear:
MANUAL MODE:
ENTER 1 FOR JOBS
ENTER 7 TO BEGIN
ENTER E TO EXIT
2. Press “1” to enter the Jobs Programming screen.
3. The black cursor will scroll thru the screen by pressing “F” to move
forward, and “D” to move back.
Exploded view of the Manual Mode Programming Screen:
To CLEAR the Job, press
“A” and follow prompts.
A)CLR
JOB01
AWAY
HOME
Press “B” to GOTO another Job number for programming.
Then press “C” to COPY this info to other Job numbers.
B)GOTO C)+ D)SPEED VALVES
020
1234
010
5678
Enter the Home and Away speeds
here. 5 to 150 FPM (Feet-Per-Minute)
Press “C” to go to the
next Job number.
Press “D” to go to the
previous Job number.
Enter Valve Numbers here by pressing
numbers 1 thru 8. Pressing the number
will toggle that # Solenoid ON & OFF.
4. Program the Job as desired per the user application and press “F” to scroll
to the next Job for programming. If, for example, only JOB #01 is
needed, the cursor must toggle to the next Job (DO NOT program that
next Job), then press “E” to go to the Pass Count menu. If the cursor
is not toggled to the next Job screen, that last Job programmed will not
be saved and will not run. This will also result in a “JOB COUNT ERROR”
and stop the operation of the Boom until the problem is fixed.
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NUMBER OF JOBS 03
ENTER THE PASS COUNT
THEN F KEY TO ENTER
TOTAL PASS COUNT 005
5. Enter the Number of Passes that the Boom needs to run over the crop.
Remember that a Pass is defined by the user in the Set-Up menu. The
actual number of Passes that the Boom will make back and forth is
effected by the users definition of a “PASS”.
The Pass Count can be set from 001 to 099 passes. Depending on the
application, it is common to assign 2 to 10 passes to saturate the crop
below the Boom.
6. Press “F” to Save and Exit back to the Manual Mode main menu.
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Manual Mode Run (Jobs)
(Main, 2, 7)
1. From Main menu press 2 for Manual. The following screen will appear:
MANUAL MODE:
ENTER 1 FOR JOBS
ENTER 7 TO BEGIN
ENTER E TO EXIT
2. Make sure that the Boom is started (BEGIN) when the Home Magnet
Reader is under the Home Magnet. To locate the boom at the home
position, go into the Diagnostics menu and send the Boom Home, the
Boom will stop under the Home magnet, ready for its next command.
3. Press “7” to BEGIN the Manual Mode Run. The screen will show
the following information during the Irrigation Cycle:
(NEXT PAGE)
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Exploded view of the Manual Mode Run Screen:
MODE is displayed here.
DIRECTION OF TRAVEL is displayed here.
MANUAL MODE:
JOB 01
GO AWAY
The Booms SPEED
will be displayed here.
SPEED 020
SOLENOIDS = 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
PASS 01
Current PASS that the Boom
is executing is displayed here.
13:48:47
Current programmed
TIME displayed here.
Active SOLENOIDS
are displayed here.
7. Press “0” to SUSPEND the Booms Manual Mode Run.
Press “0” again to RESUME the Booms operation.
8. Press “E” to STOP the Boom and Exit to the Manual Mode menu.
__________________________________________
Auto Zones (Time Activated Programming)
(Main, 1, enter 1-E)
Auto Zone = A specific period of time that will activate the Booms operation as
programmed.
Jobs = Number of Jobs that the programmed Auto Zone will execute.
Start Time = Time that the Boom will Start this Zones Auto Program execution.
.
Stop Time = Time that the Boom will Stop this Zones Auto Program execution.
Interval = Amount of minutes between Pass execution.
Pass = Starts at Home, goes to Away, then turns around and comes back Home.
* Unless programmed differently by the user under the Set-Up menu.
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1. From the Main Menu Press 1 (AUTO)
ENTER AUTO ZONE NUMB
1 THRU E TIME ZONE #
TO ENTER AUTO MODE
PRESS THE F KEY
2. Enter the Auto Zone Number 1 thru E (14 Zones total) to be programmed.
The following screen will appear:
Exploded view of the Auto Zone Main Menu:
Press 2 to Enter the
Start Time menu
Press 1 to Enter the JOBS programming menu.
Program Jobs as described in “Manual Mode
Programming” section in this manual (page 18).
0)ZONE= 01 1)JOBS= 03
2)STARTTIME = 00:00
3)STOPTIME = 00:00
4)INTERVAL= 010 MIN.
Press 3 to Enter the
Stop Time menu
Press 4 to Enter any Interval (Time)
value between 001 and 999 minutes
3. Press “1” to Enter the “Job Programming” menu. Program Jobs as
described in “Manual Mode Programming” section in this manual (page 18).
4. Press “2” to program a Start Time and then press “3” to program a Stop
Time for this Auto Zone. Program time in 24 hour format.
The following programming screen will appear:
TIME VARIABLE = 00:00
ENTER 24 HOUR FORMAT
F = ENTER NEW TIME
NEW TIME VAR. = 17:43
5. Press “F” to Save and Exit to the Auto Zone menu.
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6. Press “4” to enter the Interval Menu. The user will program the Interval
Time and the Pass Count in this menu.
The following programming screen will appear:
PASS INTERVAL = 000 MIN
CHANGE TIME = 0 TO 9
ENTER TIME = F KEY
NEW INTERVAL = 045 MIN
7. Enter needed Interval Time (001 to 255 min.). Press “F” to Save and Exit.
NUMBER OF JOBS 03
ENTER THE PASS COUNT
THEN F KEY TO ENTER
TOTAL PASS COUNT 002
8. Enter the Pass Count desired for this Auto Zone (000 to 099 passes).
9. Press “F” to Save and Exit to the Auto Zone Menu. Press “0” to enter
another Auto Zone program (1-E).
ENTER AUTO ZONE NUMB
1 THRU E TIME ZONE #
TO ENTER AUTO MODE
PRESS THE F KEY
10. Press “0” to enter another Auto Zone program (1-E).
11. Once all needed Auto Zones are programmed, press “F” in Auto Zone
Main Menu to enter the Auto Mode Run Menu.
TO CHANGE ACTIVE
ZONES 1 3 56 8 ABC E
PRESS KEYS 1 THRU E
0 KEY EXIT, F KEY RUN
Toggle the ACTIVE AUTO
ZONES On & Off by
pressing the 1 thru E keys
***Program all needed Auto Zones before
Pressing “F” to enter the Auto Mode Menu***
12. Enter the number of Auto Zones desired (1 thru E) and press “F” to RUN.
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Exploded view of the Auto Mode Idle Screen:
MODE is displayed here.
Next AUTO ZONE START
TIME is displayed here.
AUTO MODE:
JOB 01
-02:36:51
The Booms SPEED
will be displayed here.
SPEED 020
SOLENOIDS = 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
ZONE 01
13:48:47
Current ZONE that the screen
is showing is displayed here.
Current programmed
TIME displayed here.
Active SOLENOIDS
are displayed here.
Exploded view of the Auto Mode Run Screen:
MODE is displayed here.
DIRECTION OF TRAVEL is displayed here.
AUTO MODE:
JOB 01
GO AWAY
The Booms SPEED
will be displayed here.
SPEED 020
SOLENOIDS = 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
ZONE 01
Current PASS / ZONE
being executed by the
Boom displayed here.
13:48:47
Current programmed
TIME displayed here.
Active SOLENOIDS
are displayed here.
13. Press “0” to SUSPEND the Booms Auto Mode Run.
Press “0” again to RESUME the Booms operation.
14. Press “E” to STOP the Boom and Exit to the Auto Mode menu.
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*** Before calling Tech Service, please try to RESET the
Controller first. This will sometimes solve problems and is
an easy step to correcting the problem before calling Tech
Service. If the NIC is “locked-up”, this will usually work to get
the Controller functional again. Otherwise contact CCSI. ***
One way to RESET the controller is to press the RESET
button on the board (shown in the Mother Board diagram
on the “Wiring Diagrams” pages). If there is not a button,
there will be two pins; jump them together with the tip of a
flathead screwdriver and that will RESET the controller as
well. Another way of resetting it is by pressing 0 and F
simultaneously. The NIC will stop the present operation and
ask for a four-digit code. If you press (7638), the NIC will
perform a software reset. All information will be lost,
including all setup information. If you press (4273), the NIC
will perform a hardware reset. Again, all information will
be lost. If the wrong code is entered or E is pressed, the NIC
will resume operation where it left off.
Note: Resetting this way is helpful if you are having
difficulty making the remote keypad respond.
TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE: If you have any questions
regarding the use of this program or any other Cherry Creek
Systems Product please call us at …………………………………..
(719) 380-8373 ext. 206
OR
[email protected]
OR
[email protected]
OR
www.cherrycreeksystems.com
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Network Irrigation Controller
“NIC”
Jobbing w/ Magnets
Version A.28
USERS MANUAL
1 of 28
Table of Contents
Description:
Page:
Key Concepts …………………………………………………………………………………………………………4
Terms & Definitions ……..……………………………………………………………………………………….6
External Switch Definitions …………………………………………………………………………………..7
Updates & Features ……………………………………………………………………………………………..8
Initial Power Up ……………………………………………………………………………………………………9
Diagnostics (testing) …………………………………………………………………………………………..10
10 – Keypad
10 – Sensors
11 – Solenoids
11 – Motor
Setup ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….12
12 – Clock
12 – Idler Diameter
13 – Motion Error Timeout
13 – Acceleration
13 – Pass Mode
14 – Power Setting
14 – Network Enable
15 – Global Network Feature
16 – Remote Start (Environmental Controlled Start)
Operations ………………………………………………………………………………………………………..17
17 – Manual Mode Programming (Jobs)
19 – Manual Mode Run
20 – Auto Zones (Time Activated Programming)
22 – Auto Mode Run
Troubleshooting and Support ……………………………………………………………………………24
Wiring Diagrams ……………………………………………………………………………………………. .26
Options and Upgrades ……………………………………………………………………………………..28
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Cherry Creek Systems
2675 Akers Drive
Colorado Springs, CO 80922
Toll Free 877-558-3246
www.cherrycreeksystems.com
Dear Customer:
We would like to thank you for purchasing our “Magnet Jobbing”
program! The greatest possible care went into making this program
as user friendly as possible while still keeping all the functionality that
you have come to expect.
We would welcome and encourage you to make suggestions as to
how we can improve this Users Manual. It is our intent to provide
you with the highest quality equipment and state-of-the-art watering
systems, as well as first rate technical follow up support.
If it is the 1st time setting up the Boom, then it is advisable
that you follow this order in working through the manual:
1.
2.
3.
4.
Key Concepts
Initial Power Up
Diagnostics
Setup
Again, thank you for your business and we look forward to assisting
you in any way we can. Please feel free to give us a call, or contact
us via email.
Sincerely,
Cherry Creek Systems Team
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Key Concepts
*** Read this First! ***
It is advisable that this order is followed when working through the
manual and setting up your boom:
1.
2.
3.
4.
Key Concepts
Initial Power Up
Diagnostics
Setup
The Network Irrigation Controller (hereafter NIC) was designed to provide
flexibility and control while maintaining a simple menu-based programming
system. While still sophisticated, the NIC still attempts to tailor to the grower.
Through the various programmable speeds along with left and right solenoid
control, the NIC allows operators to manipulate water usage and time needed
when watering crops. The controller’s advanced memory features allow an array
of customized options for programming. Growers will find the ease of use and
the accuracy of the controller reassuring, as it can be taught to anyone with very
little training.
The NIC can hold up to 14 different Time Zones, each containing a specific
start and end time. These Time Zones can all be run simultaneously or
separately and can be programmed with individual, customized time delays
(Intervals).
After the time zones are established each one may be programmed with “Jobs”.
The NIC is able to store up to 60 “Jobs” for each direction, in each Time Zone.
Each job within a Time Zone can have its own speed as well as solenoid valve
pattern giving you a vast array of watering options.
As you set up your NIC for the first time, read through each section of this
manual before implementing the steps described therein. This will help eliminate
unnecessary confusion and frustration. If you need help with terms, please refer
to the definitions section at the end of this manual.
Time Zone:
This is a given period of time. Your NIC uses a 24 hour format:
1:00 PM = 13:00
12:00 AM = 00:00
10:00 AM = 10:00
10:00 PM = 22:00
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Keypad:
0-9
E
B
F
C
D
= Data Entry
= Enter or Exit
= Up / Increase
= Down / Decrease
= Left / Forward
= Right / Back
Jobbing:
Basically, there are 4 steps:
1.
2.
3.
4.
Set-up Home Position (Home stop)
Set-up Away Position (Away stop)
Set-up the number of Jobs to be executed (number of Job magnets)
Give the Boom the Crop watering instructions
AWAY Position Magnet
(End of JOB 03)
JOB #03 Magnet
JOB 3
JOB 3
JOB 2
JOB 2
JOB 1
JOB 1
HOME Position Magnet
(Start of JOB 01)
JOB #02 Magnet
Double Rail Boom
tracks (rails)
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Main Menu:
*** To get to the main menu from almost anywhere, press “E”
repeatedly. This manual starts from the main menu to get to the
other menus. ***
1=AUTO
2=MANUAL
3=DIAG
4=
5=
6=SETUP
NIC-A.28
23:59:59
Other Definitions:
FPM: Feet-Per-Minute; the speed that the Boom uses as a reference.
Idler Diameter: Diameter of the wheel that is used for the speed and motion
sensing.
Acceleration: Speed setting that the Boom will “take off” when starting a
programmed irrigation cycle, or as the Boom turns around to initiate another
pass.
Pass: The setting that will tell the Boom what a “Pass” is and can be set to
either 1 or 2. By default, the Boom goes from Home to Away, then back Home
as ONE pass. If you change this setting to 1 pass, then the Boom will go from
Home to Away and stop.
Proximity Sensor: Sensor used to read Speed & Motion using tics.
SW-IN: Switch Inputs. There are 8 Switch Inputs for the NIC.
Home Sensor: The external switch (magnet sensor) which when triggered by a
magnet sends input to the NIC that the boom has reached the Home or Start
position.
Away Sensor: The external switch (magnet sensor) which when triggered by a
magnet sends input to the NIC that the boom has reached the Away or End
position.
Job: A growing “Area” or “Zone”. This Area can be a bench, tray, flood floor,
etc. The NIC can manage up to 60 Jobs in a bay. The controller can recognize
up to 59 magnets in a bay and effectively change speed and which solenoid
outputs are active at each magnet.
Remote Start: The NIC has the capability of being Started Remotely using a
24VAC Relay (EX16) that is linked to an Environmental Control System of the
users choosing. The System can be set to start the Boom given certain
parameters programmed into the Environmental System (RH, RAD SUM, TEMP.,
VPD, etc.).
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External Switch Definitions
 SW1 – Home magnetic sense switch. (mandatory)
The Boom will stop at the Home position or turn around and head in the Away
direction once the sensor detects this magnet.
 SW2 – Away magnetic sense switch. (mandatory)
The Boom will stop at the Away position or turn around and head in the Home
direction once the sensor detects this magnet.
 SW3 – Jobbing magnetic sense switch. (mandatory)
This switch will be used to “sense” the Job magnets and tell the controller when
to change the Booms operation as programmed by the user.
 SW4 – Collision Switch. This switch input must be closed at all times to
allow the Boom to run. The inputs may be connected to an object detection (IR
Sensor) or Collision Switch that will open the normally closed circuit when an
object is detected in the path of the boom. A simple jumper wire between the
SW4 & GRD terminal connections may be used keep the switch permanently
closed which will allow the boom to run.
 SW5 & SW6 – Remote Auto Start Switches. Used in conjunction w/ a
24VAC Relay to start the Boom “Jobs” via an Environmental Control System
(Priva, Argus, Wadsworth, etc.).
 SW7 – Remote Home Switch. Used to move the Boom in the Home
direction with a remote switch. The remote away switch (SW8) is required to
operate the boom in the remote mode. Refer to SW8 description for the
operation and function of SW7.
 SW8 - Remote Away Switch. Used to move the boom in the away
direction with a remote switch. If the boom is in the main or manual menu the
boom may be moved using the remote home and away switch option. When the
boom is stopped, pressing the home or away switch will start the boom moving
at 10 Feet Per Minute (FPM) in the respective direction. Pressing the same switch
again will increase the speed by 10FPM. If the switch is pressed repetitively the
speed may be increased up to 150FPM. To stop the boom, press the other switch
once.
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Updates and Features
Network Irrigation Controller A.28 “Jobbing”
MODULAR DESIGN: Two circuit boards, a processor and a power board, for increased
flexibility and maintenance.
UPGRADEABLE: As processing requirements increase over time, the base can be
upgraded with faster processors and larger memory.
REDUCED POWER CONSUMPTION: Advanced CMOS design and LCD backlight
control will keep unit running cooler during the hottest days.
EXPANDED OUTPUT CONTROL: 8 water solenoids are standard. A ninth 115 volt AC
switch output can be used to control high voltage devices directly, such as lights.
EXPANDED INPUTS: 8 switch inputs are available. Currently 3 inputs are used for:
home, away, and job.
SOLENOID SHORT PROTECTION: Resettable fuses protect solenoid power or other
power out from the controller. Once the short is removed the controller will operate
normally.
NETWORK INTERFACE: Built in serial network gives the option to communicate to
remote locations.
REMOTE NETWORK KEYPAD/DISPLAY: An optional keypad and LCD display is
available to operate the controller from a remote location, such as the aisle.
PROXIMITY SPEED SENSOR: A proximity sensor monitors the precise speed. Closed
loop ensures precise speed control.
ACCURATE SPEED CONTROL: Boom speed is specified in feet per minute. Each
boom will run at the same speed as another boom operating at the same set speed,
providing there is no slippage of the wheel, which is used for speed sensing.
WIDE SPEED RANGE: Accurate speed control from 5 to 150 feet per minute with an
11:1 gear ration for all modes. A new speed control formula provides increased power
to the boom with smooth startup and slows down modes. An acceleration mode has
been added to increase the startup torque for larger booms.
MENU DRIVEN: Multiple menu levels to permit easy selection of options. Each menu
prompts the operator with the options available in that menu.
14 INTERLEAVED AUTO TIME ZONES: Up to 14 time zones can be selected to run
at separate times or simultaneously. When running simultaneously a scheduler will
sequentially scan each zone for active periods (with 1 being of greatest priority). Time
zones have a start time and a stop time with up to 225 minutes between beginning of
watering cycles. Up to 60 jobs may be set in each direction for each time zone.
MANUAL MODE: Up to 60 jobs in each direction. Up to 99 passes may be selected.
DIAGNOSTIC MODE: Test the keypad, external switches and proximity sensor, the
24-volt solenoid drivers, the 115-volt switch, the motor, and network.
SELECTABLE IDLER WHEEL DIAMETER: To maintain accurate speed control the
diameter of the idler wheel may be selected as 1.0”, 2.0” or 2.5” in diameter.
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Diagnostics
If it is the 1st time setting up the Boom, it is highly recommended that
you go through the diagnostic menu, BEFORE YOU SET-UP YOUR
BOOM. This process will insure all of the inputs are functioning
properly and that nothing was damaged during shipping.
Note: From most any menu on the NIC, you can get back to the Main Menu by
pressing the “E” key repeatedly.
1. From Main menu, press 3 for DIAG
Diagnostics Menu:
1= KEY
3= SOL
5=
7=
2 = SW-IN
4 = MOTOR
6=
E = EXIT
Quick Menu/
Keypad Number
Reference
Keypad test
(Main, 3, 1)
In this menu you can press each key to check if all the keys are working.
1. From the Main menu press 3
2. From the Diagnostics menu press 1 (KEY):
KEYPAD DIAGNOSTIC.
TO END PRESS E TWICE
KEY NUMBER = F
3. Press any keys on the keypad to see them displayed on the display.
4. Press the “E” key repeatedly to return to Main menu.
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Testing your inputs (sensors)
(Main, 3, 2)
In this menu you can check to see if the booms Proximity (speed) Sensor and
Magnet Readers are working properly.
1. From the Main menu press 3
2. From the Diagnostics menu press 2 (SW-IN):
SPEED SENSOR & INPUT
SWITCH TEST, PRESS
ANY KEYPAD TO EXIT
SPEED= 0
SW=
4
Proximity Sensor
Magnet Readers
1 = Home
2 = Away
3 = Job
4 = Collision (optional; always on)
3. Proximity Sensor – For the speed sensor, gently push the boom. As
you are pushing, look behind the “SPEED=0” and you should see it
alternate
between
“1”
and
“0”.
4. Magnet Readers – You should have 3 magnet readers on your boom.
Home, Away & Jobs. The Home & Away will be on one side of the boom
(pointed at the rail) and the Job Sensor will be on the other side (again,
pointed at the rail). To check readers 1, 2 or 3 wave a magnet in front of
each one. You should see the display show a “1”, “2” or “3”. Switch “4”
will always appear, unless the Collision Sensor is used.
* For more information on the switch failures please reference the
“Trouble Shooting” page for more info *
5. Press the “E” key repeatedly to return to Main menu
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Solenoids
(Main, 3, 3)
1. From the Main menu press 3
2. From the Diagnostics menu press 3 (SOL):
SOLENOID OUT TEST
PRESS E KEY TO EXIT
TO SET/RESET KEY 1-8
SOLENOIDS = 12345678
3. Press the “1” through “8” keys to alternately turn on and off the
respective solenoid valves.
4. Press the “E” key repeatedly to return to Main menu
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Motor Test
(Main, 3, 4)
1. From the Main menu press 3
2. From the Diagnostics menu press 4 (MOTOR):
MOTOR MOTION TEST
PRESS A=HOME B=AWAY
PRESS E KEY TO EXIT
SPEED(5-150) = 020
3. Use the “0” through “9” keys to enter a speed from 5 – 150 FPM
(Feet-Per-Minute). * Recommended Speed: 25-50 FPM for testing *
4. Press the “A” or “B” key to move the boom either home or away.
NORM DIAG MOTOR MOVE
NORMAL A=HOME B=AWAY
PRESS E KEY TO EXIT
SPEED (5-150) = 020
5. Press the “E” key repeatedly to return to Main menu
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Set-Up
If you are setting up for the first time, please go through
your diagnostics menu first, before proceeding with Setup.
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Clock
(Main, 6, 1)
1. From Main menu press 6
2. From Setup menu press 1 (CLOCK)
TIME VARIABLE= 23:59
ENTER 24 HOUR FORMAT
E = ENTER NEW TIME
NEW TIME VAR.= 00:00
3. To zero the time, press the “0” key several times.
4. Use the “0” through “9” keys to enter the current time on the bottom
row.
5. Press the “E” several times to return to main menu.
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Idler Diameter Menu
(Main, 6, 2)
1. From Main menu press 6
2. From Setup menu press 2 (IDLER)
3. The Idler Menu will appear.
DIAMETER IS 2.5 INCH
PRESS F = EXIT OR
0=2.0 1=1.0 OR 5=2.5
SET MOTION ERROR = B
Cherry Creek Booms
Tower Boom
= 2.5 inch idler
Double Rail Boom
= 2.0 inch idler
Single Rail Boom
= 1.0 inch idler
*** Tic Counter on all CCS Booms =
10 or 12 tooth sprocket ***
4. Pressing numbers 0, 1, or 5 will change the boom type (idler
diameter). Please note that the correct size for your particular Cherry
Creek Systems boom is shown in the table above. Call CCS for
clarification of your system.
5. Select the correct type of boom press “F” to Save and Exit.
6. While in the Idler Diameter screen, press “B” to change the Motion
Error time out (the amount of time the Boom will increase power
before going into Motion Error).
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SET MOTION ERR. TIME
VALID DEL = 0.1 --> 6.0
DELAY IS 2.0 SECONDS
SAVE & EXIT PRESS F
7. The Motion Error will be set to 2.0 seconds by default. But the time
can be changed to any value between 0.1 and 6.0 seconds. If the
boom is experiencing “Motion Errors” without just cause, then increase
the timeout. If it is necessary that the boom stops easier, decrease the
timeout. Typical applications call for 2.0 to 3.0 seconds.
8. Press “F” to exit and save.
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Acceleration
(Main, 6, 3)
*** It is recommended that the Acceleration factor is increased if the Boom is
having trouble when it changes direction of travel. ***
1. From Main menu press 6
2. From Setup menu press 3 (ACCEL)
ACCELERATION FACTOR
F = SAVE AND EXIT
ENTER 0 THROUGH 14
ACCEL FACTOR IS 00
3. Set Acceleration factor from 0 to 14 (0 being NO Acceleration and 14
being Full Power). Trial and error will give the user an idea of what will
work for their situation.
4. Press “E” to Save and Exit.
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Pass Mode
(Main, 6, 4)
1. From Main menu press 6
2. From Setup menu press 4 (PASS)
PRESS
PRESS
PRESS
NORM.
0,
F,
E
2
SOLENOID ON
CHANGE PASS
TO END
PASS, SOL OFF
Norm. 2 Pass, Sol. OFF = Home to Away, then back to Home w/ Solenoids Off
Two Pass and Sol. ON = Home to Away, then back to Home w/ Solenoids On
One Pass and Sol. OFF = Home to Away w/ Solenoids Off. Will STOP @ Away
One Pass and Sol. ON = Home to Away w/ Solenoids On. Will STOP @ Away
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3. By default the NIC will be set to Normal 2 Passes. This will mean that
the Boom will start its irrigation cycle at Home, run the length of the
bay to the Away point, then turn around and run the length of the bay
back to Home. If the user wants the Boom to see a “Pass” as Home to
Away and stop, then it should be changed to read “One Pass Sol. ON”.
4. Press “0” to toggle the Solenoids on and off; note the bottom line on
the screen will change. Press “F” to toggle the Pass Mode from 1 Pass
to 2 Passes.
5. Press “E” to Save and Exit.
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Power Setting
(Main, 6, 5)
*** It is recommended that the Power Factor (60HZ) is not changed. The Boom
may not function as designed if this is changed. Call CCS for info. ***
1. From Main menu press 6
2. From Setup menu press 5 (POWER)
POWER BOARD ID STAT
AC LINE FREQ = 60HZ
POWER BOARD IS TRANS
PRESS ANY KEY TO END
3. This screen (setting) is for reference only. To change, please contact
CCS for recommendations.
4. Press “E” to Save and Exit.
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Network Enable
(Main, 6, 6)
*** Contact Cherry Creek to better understand the Network feature ***
1. From Main menu press 3
2. Press 6 to enter Network Menu
NETWORK ENABLED
PRESS F KEY TO STEP
THRU NETWORK/DISPLAY
PRESS E KEY TO EXIT
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3. Press “F” to scroll thru the Network options.
4. There are 3 settings to choose from:
o No Network or Display, Network Enabled, External Display On
NETWORK ADDRESS MENU
ENTER NEW ADDRESS, &
PRESS F KEY, CONTINUE
NETWORK ADDRESS= 001
5. If enabled, the next screen will prompt the user to assign a 3-digit
address to each Boom (for use with the Cherry Creek Network
Accumulator). Call CCS for details.
6. Press “F” to Save and Exit.
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Global Networking Feature
(Main)
* Contact Cherry Creek to better understand the Global Network feature *
Before this step, the Networking Feature needs to be enabled
Refer to “Network Enable”
1. After setting up the Network Enable, the Main screen will show the
Boom Network Address on the screen as shown below.
1 = AUTO
3 = DIAG
5=
NIC A.28
2 = MANUAL
4=
6 = SETUP
102 23:45:09
Boom Network Address
* NO (2) Booms can have the same Network Address *
2. The NIC will then search for the Network signal and await Commands.
3. Press any key to Exit.
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Remote Start (Environmental Controlled Start)
(Main, 6, 7)
* Contact Cherry Creek for info on wiring the Remote Start feature *
1. From Main menu press 6
2. From Setup menu press 7 (REMOTE)
BIC/NIC OPTION BOARD
WAS NOT FOUND.
PRESS E KEY = EXIT
F KEY = ALT. E X. SW.
3. By default the NIC will be set to NO Remote Start. The NIC will
automatically search for a “Option Board” (a separate Remote Control
that will enable the user to access any Boom from a central control
station). By pressing “F” the NIC will be set to accept a Remote Start
signal from the Environmental Control System. The following screen
will appear:
SW5: ALTERN. REMOTE
OPTION HAS BEEN SET
PRESS ANY KEY TO EXIT
4. Press any key to Exit. The next screen will be the Remote Run Screen.
This will show the Booms current function and scroll thru the awaiting
Remote Start Jobs. The following screen will appear:
ALTERNATE REMOTE
JOB 01
SPEED 000
SOLENOIDS = 12345678
PASS 01
12:42:30
5. Press “0” to suspend the Remote Start until it is prompted to start
again. Press “0” again to resume Remote operation.
6. Press “E” to Save and Exit.
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Operations
_________________________________Quick
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Menu/
Manual Mode Programming (Jobs)
Keypad Number
(Main, 2, 1)
Reference
* There are up to 60 JOBS that can be programmed in the Manual Mode *
In order to function properly, the Number of JOBS programmed must
correspond with the Number of Job magnets on the rail. If this is not
done, the “JOB COUNT ERROR” will appear on the screen and stop the
Booms operation until corrected. JOB 01 starts at the Home Magnet
and end when the Boom sees the first JOB Magnet (JOB 02 Magnet).
JOB 02 starts at the first JOB magnet and ends at the next JOB
Magnet…..et cetera…..
As shown in drawing below:
AWAY Position Magnet
(End of JOB 03)
JOB #03 Magnet
JOB 3
JOB 3
JOB 2
JOB 2
JOB 1
JOB 1
HOME Position Magnet
(Start of JOB #01)
JOB #02 Magnet
Double Rail Boom
tracks (rails)
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1. From the Main Menu press 2 for Manual. The following screen will appear:
MANUAL MODE:
ENTER 1 FOR JOBS
ENTER 7 TO BEGIN
ENTER E TO EXIT
2. Press “1” to enter the Jobs Programming screen.
3. The black cursor will scroll thru the screen by pressing “F” to move
forward, and “D” to move back.
Exploded view of the Manual Mode Programming Screen:
To CLEAR the Job, press
“A” and follow prompts.
A)CLR
JOB01
AWAY
HOME
Press “B” to GOTO another Job number for programming.
Then press “C” to COPY this info to other Job numbers.
B)GOTO C)+ D)SPEED VALVES
020
1234
010
5678
Enter the Home and Away speeds
here. 5 to 150 FPM (Feet-Per-Minute)
Press “C” to go to the
next Job number.
Press “D” to go to the
previous Job number.
Enter Valve Numbers here by pressing
numbers 1 thru 8. Pressing the number
will toggle that # Solenoid ON & OFF.
4. Program the Job as desired per the user application and press “F” to scroll
to the next Job for programming. If, for example, only JOB #01 is
needed, the cursor must toggle to the next Job (DO NOT program that
next Job), then press “E” to go to the Pass Count menu. If the cursor
is not toggled to the next Job screen, that last Job programmed will not
be saved and will not run. This will also result in a “JOB COUNT ERROR”
and stop the operation of the Boom until the problem is fixed.
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NUMBER OF JOBS 03
ENTER THE PASS COUNT
THEN F KEY TO ENTER
TOTAL PASS COUNT 005
5. Enter the Number of Passes that the Boom needs to run over the crop.
Remember that a Pass is defined by the user in the Set-Up menu. The
actual number of Passes that the Boom will make back and forth is
effected by the users definition of a “PASS”.
The Pass Count can be set from 001 to 099 passes. Depending on the
application, it is common to assign 2 to 10 passes to saturate the crop
below the Boom.
6. Press “F” to Save and Exit back to the Manual Mode main menu.
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Manual Mode Run (Jobs)
(Main, 2, 7)
1. From Main menu press 2 for Manual. The following screen will appear:
MANUAL MODE:
ENTER 1 FOR JOBS
ENTER 7 TO BEGIN
ENTER E TO EXIT
2. Make sure that the Boom is started (BEGIN) when the Home Magnet
Reader is under the Home Magnet. To locate the boom at the home
position, go into the Diagnostics menu and send the Boom Home, the
Boom will stop under the Home magnet, ready for its next command.
3. Press “7” to BEGIN the Manual Mode Run. The screen will show
the following information during the Irrigation Cycle:
(NEXT PAGE)
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Exploded view of the Manual Mode Run Screen:
MODE is displayed here.
DIRECTION OF TRAVEL is displayed here.
MANUAL MODE:
JOB 01
GO AWAY
The Booms SPEED
will be displayed here.
SPEED 020
SOLENOIDS = 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
PASS 01
Current PASS that the Boom
is executing is displayed here.
13:48:47
Current programmed
TIME displayed here.
Active SOLENOIDS
are displayed here.
7. Press “0” to SUSPEND the Booms Manual Mode Run.
Press “0” again to RESUME the Booms operation.
8. Press “E” to STOP the Boom and Exit to the Manual Mode menu.
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Auto Zones (Time Activated Programming)
(Main, 1, enter 1-E)
Auto Zone = A specific period of time that will activate the Booms operation as
programmed.
Jobs = Number of Jobs that the programmed Auto Zone will execute.
Start Time = Time that the Boom will Start this Zones Auto Program execution.
.
Stop Time = Time that the Boom will Stop this Zones Auto Program execution.
Interval = Amount of minutes between Pass execution.
Pass = Starts at Home, goes to Away, then turns around and comes back Home.
* Unless programmed differently by the user under the Set-Up menu.
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1. From the Main Menu Press 1 (AUTO)
ENTER AUTO ZONE NUMB
1 THRU E TIME ZONE #
TO ENTER AUTO MODE
PRESS THE F KEY
2. Enter the Auto Zone Number 1 thru E (14 Zones total) to be programmed.
The following screen will appear:
Exploded view of the Auto Zone Main Menu:
Press 2 to Enter the
Start Time menu
Press 1 to Enter the JOBS programming menu.
Program Jobs as described in “Manual Mode
Programming” section in this manual (page 18).
0)ZONE= 01 1)JOBS= 03
2)STARTTIME = 00:00
3)STOPTIME = 00:00
4)INTERVAL= 010 MIN.
Press 3 to Enter the
Stop Time menu
Press 4 to Enter any Interval (Time)
value between 001 and 999 minutes
3. Press “1” to Enter the “Job Programming” menu. Program Jobs as
described in “Manual Mode Programming” section in this manual (page 18).
4. Press “2” to program a Start Time and then press “3” to program a Stop
Time for this Auto Zone. Program time in 24 hour format.
The following programming screen will appear:
TIME VARIABLE = 00:00
ENTER 24 HOUR FORMAT
F = ENTER NEW TIME
NEW TIME VAR. = 17:43
5. Press “F” to Save and Exit to the Auto Zone menu.
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6. Press “4” to enter the Interval Menu. The user will program the Interval
Time and the Pass Count in this menu.
The following programming screen will appear:
PASS INTERVAL = 000 MIN
CHANGE TIME = 0 TO 9
ENTER TIME = F KEY
NEW INTERVAL = 045 MIN
7. Enter needed Interval Time (001 to 255 min.). Press “F” to Save and Exit.
NUMBER OF JOBS 03
ENTER THE PASS COUNT
THEN F KEY TO ENTER
TOTAL PASS COUNT 002
8. Enter the Pass Count desired for this Auto Zone (000 to 099 passes).
9. Press “F” to Save and Exit to the Auto Zone Menu. Press “0” to enter
another Auto Zone program (1-E).
ENTER AUTO ZONE NUMB
1 THRU E TIME ZONE #
TO ENTER AUTO MODE
PRESS THE F KEY
10. Press “0” to enter another Auto Zone program (1-E).
11. Once all needed Auto Zones are programmed, press “F” in Auto Zone
Main Menu to enter the Auto Mode Run Menu.
TO CHANGE ACTIVE
ZONES 1 3 56 8 ABC E
PRESS KEYS 1 THRU E
0 KEY EXIT, F KEY RUN
Toggle the ACTIVE AUTO
ZONES On & Off by
pressing the 1 thru E keys
***Program all needed Auto Zones before
Pressing “F” to enter the Auto Mode Menu***
12. Enter the number of Auto Zones desired (1 thru E) and press “F” to RUN.
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Exploded view of the Auto Mode Idle Screen:
MODE is displayed here.
Next AUTO ZONE START
TIME is displayed here.
AUTO MODE:
JOB 01
-02:36:51
The Booms SPEED
will be displayed here.
SPEED 020
SOLENOIDS = 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
ZONE 01
13:48:47
Current ZONE that the screen
is showing is displayed here.
Current programmed
TIME displayed here.
Active SOLENOIDS
are displayed here.
Exploded view of the Auto Mode Run Screen:
MODE is displayed here.
DIRECTION OF TRAVEL is displayed here.
AUTO MODE:
JOB 01
GO AWAY
The Booms SPEED
will be displayed here.
SPEED 020
SOLENOIDS = 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
ZONE 01
Current PASS / ZONE
being executed by the
Boom displayed here.
13:48:47
Current programmed
TIME displayed here.
Active SOLENOIDS
are displayed here.
13. Press “0” to SUSPEND the Booms Auto Mode Run.
Press “0” again to RESUME the Booms operation.
14. Press “E” to STOP the Boom and Exit to the Auto Mode menu.
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Troubleshooting and Support
Motion Error:
- Check Proximity (Motion) Sensor for damage and function.
- There will be a yellow light (located at the base of the sensor body) that
should turn on when the sprocket teeth pass the sensor head. If there is
no light fluctuation, then check that the sensor is within 3 mm.
(millimeters) of the sprocket teeth as they pass.
- If the sprockets teeth are within 3mm, check the functionality of the
Proximity (Motion) Sensor. Refer to the Diagnostics part of this manual for
testing sensor inputs. If the sensor is not functional or broken, please call
Cherry Creek to purchase a new sensor.
Collision Error:
- The NIC has the option of using a Collision Sensor to stop the boom if it
runs into any objects that might be in the bay (carts, shelves, trash cans,
people, etc.). This is an Option that can be purchased from CCS at any
time. Call Cherry Creek for more info.
- If the boom is not equipped with the Collision Sensor option, there needs
to be a jumper wire in Switch #4. To check this, open the NIC lid, pull the
keypad ribbon and set the lid aside. Look at the Terminal Blocks that run
down the left side of the Main Board (black “blocks” with colored wires
running into them). Pull the second-from-the-top 6 pin Terminal Block
from the board (labeled J2 or JT2). There will be writing on the Main
Board for the switch #. Make sure the jumper wire is in place in the Block.
The jumper wire should connect to Switch #4 and the Ground (GRD) that
is directly above SW4.
- If the Boom is equipped with the Collision Sensor Option, then:
o Check the Collision Sensor for damage and function.
o Refer to the Diagnostics part of this manual for testing sensor
inputs. If the sensor is not functional or broken, please call Cherry
Creek to purchase a new sensor.
Job Count Error: (Actual Jobs Exceeded Stored Programmed #)
- Check Jobbing Magnet Reader for damage and function.
- Check to make sure that all the Job magnets are in the correct placement
as to the programmed amount of Jobs.
- Also check to make sure that the Number of Jobs programmed is the
same as the amount of Job magnets on the rail (minus the first Home
Magnet).
- Test the functionality of the Marker Magnet Sensor. Refer to the
Diagnostics part of this manual for testing sensor inputs. If the sensor is
not functional or broken, please call Cherry Creek to purchase a new
sensor.
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*** Before calling Tech Service, please try to RESET the
Controller first. This will sometimes solve problems and is
an easy step to correcting the problem before calling Tech
Service. If the NIC is “locked-up”, this will usually work to get
the Controller functional again. Otherwise contact CCSI. ***
One way to RESET the controller is to press the RESET
button on the board (shown in the Mother Board diagram
on the “Wiring Diagrams” pages). If there is not a button,
there will be two pins; jump them together with the tip of a
flathead screwdriver and that will RESET the controller as
well. Another way of resetting it is by pressing 0 and F
simultaneously. The NIC will stop the present operation and
ask for a four-digit code. If you press (7638), the NIC will
perform a software reset. All information will be lost,
including all setup information. If you press (4273), the NIC
will perform a hardware reset. Again, all information will
be lost. If the wrong code is entered or E is pressed, the NIC
will resume operation where it left off.
Note: Resetting this way is helpful if you are having
difficulty making the remote keypad respond.
TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE: If you have any questions
regarding the use of this program or any other Cherry Creek
Systems Product please call us at …………………………………..
(719) 380-8373 ext. 206
OR
[email protected]
OR
[email protected]
OR
www.cherrycreeksystems.com
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Options and Upgrades
Remote Keypad and Display
An optional keypad and LCD display is available to operate the NIC from a
remote location, such as the aisle.
To connect the remote keypad to the NIC:
Use shielded 22 gauge / 4-conductor wire. The NIC has a five-pin connector (on the
lower, right side of the circuit board), that reads from top to bottom: OV, NET, FG, NET,
+NRV. Likewise the remote keypad has a five-pin connector located below the LCD
display that reads from left to right: OV, NET, FG, NET, +NRV. These connections
should be made straight across with the shield being used for the FG connection. In
other words, wires should run from OV to OV, from NET to NET, from FG to FG (with the
shield), etc. You will find a small jumper at J1 on the remote keypad (J1 is the eight-pin
keypad connector located directly below and behind the LCD). Remove this jumper and
connect the keypad’s ribbon to J1. The jumper should be placed on pins 4 and 5 at J2 on
the NIC (J2 is the eight-pin keypad connector on the NIC located directly below and
behind the LCD display. To toggle between the two displays (the remote display and the
NIC display), select setup from the Main Menu and press “6” to enter the Display Menu.
Press “F” to toggle the display and E to Exit to the Main Menu. If the jumper is not
placed on J2, both displays can be viewed at the same time.
Note: If you are having difficulty re-routing control to the remote keypad, refer to
the section of this manual marked Resetting the NIC.
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Network Irrigation Controller
“NIC”
Cropping & Areas
Version EM.6
CHEAT SHEET
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Key Concepts
*** Read this First! ***
Row:
A run in the greenhouse; usually left or right of
the center aisle. It can also be defined as the
number of solenoid “groupings” that are in the
bay. If there are 4 bench runs across the width
of the bay, then each bench could be assigned
its own row (1 mist & 1 water solenoid per
row). In the example on the right, there are
two rows in the bay with an end walkway.
1 Water & 1 Mist
Spray bar(s)
1 Water & 1 Mist
Spray bar(s)
BOOM
= 2 rows
Solenoids 1 & 2
Solenoids 3 & 4
Area:
An Area is a given distance within the bay (example: 0.00 Ft to 110.00 Ft) that
needs to be watered or misted by the boom. Areas are programmed by the user
depending on the needed requirements. See example below
below, page 5:
Crop:
Just as the name suggest
suggests! This allows the user to combine multiple “Areas”
into one “Crop” to minimize information input. In the Example, Areas 1 and 3 on
the right side (Row 1) might be a crop.
Time Zone:
This is a given period of time. Your NIC uses a 24 hour format:
1:00 PM = 13:00
12:00 AM = 00:00
10:00 AM = 10:00
10:00 PM = 22:00
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Keypad:
0-9
E
B
F
C
D
= Data Entry
= Enter or Exit
= Up / Increase
= Down / Decrease
= Left / Forward
= Right / Back
Set Up and Cropping:
Basically, there are 4 steps:
1.
2.
3.
4.
Set up how many rows you have
Set up areas in each row
Assign a crop to each area
Give the boom crop watering instructions
It’s easy!
Area 6
= Crop 1 (areas 3 and 5)
Area 3
= Crop 2 (areas 2 and 4)
Area 5
= Crop 3 (areas 1 and 6)
Area 2
Area 4
Area 1
Let’s say you have 3 Crops, as laid out in the greenhouse above. Even though
Crop 1 is in 2 different areas, you don’t have to input 2 different programs. You
simply give Crop 1 watering instructions, and both programmed areas under
Crop 1 will be receiving the same watering regimens!
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Operations
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___Menu/
_____
Quick
Crops
Keypad Number
Reference
(Main, 3, 1, 1, Crop #)
*** The Bay Length and Rows (Configuration) must be programmed before you
can set up any Crops (see previous sections) ***
1.
2.
3.
4.
From the Main Menu press 3
From the Setup Menu press 1
From the Crops menu press 1
Enter the Crop Number (#1-16) to change any of the Crop information.
ENTER CROP NUM. 1-16
‘A’ KEY TO EDIT CROP
NAME/GLOBAL OR S-S-W
WHEN CURSOR ON ITEM
1. Enter the Crop Number (1-16) to be modified.
2. Use the “B/C” & the “D/F” keys to scroll through the Crop Menu.
3. To change the Crop Name, press “A” when the cursor is on the Crop
Number to enter the Crop Name / Global Menu. Use the “C/D” keys to
scroll, use the “B/F” keys to change the Crop Name. Press “A” to enter the
“Global Solenoid Menu”.
Exploded view of the Crop Screen:
Change Crop Number or press “A” to change
Crop Name / Global settings when cursor is here
Enter Speed here
CROP NUMBER 01 #01
SPEED 020 WATER/MIST
ZONE 1 2 3 4 5 6
B/C= /UP D/F= /DOWN
When the cursor is on “ZONE”, press
“1-6” to go to the Time Zone Menu
4. Press “E” to Save and Exit.
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The cursor will start
on the Crop Number.
0
1
2
3
4
=
=
=
=
=
No Program
Water
Mist
Water & Mist
Light
Time Zone Schedules that are
ENABLED will show here (1-6)
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Global Solenoids
(Main, 3, 1, 1, Crop #, A)
*** The normal operation of the boom is to water one Area at a time. Even if
those Areas are next to each other. For example, the same Crop is under 2 rows
from end to end. Instead of watering row 1 and then row 2, enabling the Global
Solenoid feature will water both sides at once. ***
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
From the Main Menu press 3
From the Setup Menu press 1
From the Crops menu press 1
Enter the Crop Number (#1-16)
Press A when cursor is over the Crop Number
CHANGE CROP NAME #1
A=GLOBAL SOL. B/F=CHAR
C/D = CURSOR E = EXIT
CROP NUMBER 01
6. Press “A” to enter the Global Solenoids Menu.
CROP NUMBER 01
#01 G SOL = 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
ALL G SOL =
B/C/D/F = SEL E = EXIT
7. Press the 1-8 keys to toggle the solenoids on and off of Global.
8. Scrolling to All Global (ALL G SOL) and enabling solenoids 1-8 will
activate those solenoids to Global for all Crop Numbers.
9. Press “E” to Exit and Save
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Time Zones (Auto Programming)
(Main, 3, 1, 2, Crop #, Curser over Zone, 1-6)
Time Zone = A time zone is a specific period of time.
Each Crop can have up to 6 different time zones.
Interval = How many minutes between passes.
Pass = 1 time over Crop.
1.
2.
3.
4.
From the Main Menu press 3
From the Setup Menu press 1
From the Crops Menu press 1
Enter the Crop Number (1-16)
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5. Move curser over Zone and press 1-6 to scroll through the 6 Time Zones
Exploded view of the Time Zone Screen:
Enter Start Time here
Press “1” to Enable the Zone Number
Press “0” to Disable the Zone Number
CROP=01 ZONE=1 ENABL
START TIME = 00:00
STOP TIME = 00:00
INTERVAL=010 PASS=01
Enter Stop Time here
Enter any Interval (time) value
between 001 and 999 minutes
Change Zone
Number here (1-6)
Start & Stop Times
are entered in 24
hour time format
Enter Pass
Count here
6. Cherry Creek recommends that the User press’ “00” on Crop and clear out
the information that appears on the screen, in Zones 1-6. This is a “bug”.
7. Press “E” to Save and Exit.
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Areas (Distances)
(Main, 3, 1, 3, Row #)
*** The Bay Length and Rows (Configuration) must be programmed before you
can set up any Areas (see previous sections) ***
1.
2.
3.
4.
From the Main Menu press 3
From the Setup Menu press 1
From the Crops Menu press 1
Enter the Row Number (1-4)
PRESS KEY 0 THRU 9
TO SELECT A ROW
THEN SELECT AREA TO
VIEW OR CHANGE DATA
5. The Area Assignment screen will appear:
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Exploded view of the Area Assignment Screen:
Enter Row Number here
Enter Area Number here (1-60)
Enter End of Area here
ROW= 1
AREA = 001
000.5 TO 110.0 FEET
CROP NUMBER = 01
CROP NUMBER 01 #01
Enter Start of Area here
The Crop Number
assigned will be shown here
Start (Home Side)
distance must be
inputted before the
End (Away Side)
distance location
Assign the Area
entered to a Crop
Number here
6. Each Row has 60 Areas that can be assigned to any of the 16 Crop
Numbers. This gives the ability to program up to 240 Areas!
7. Press “E” to Save and Exit.
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Manual Run
(Main, 2, Crop#)
1. From the Main Menu press 2.
2. From the Manual Menu enter crop #
3. The Manual screen will appear:
ENTER CROP NUMBER 01
A = WALK & WATER
C = CROP AREA VIEWER
E = EXIT MENU
4. Enter the Crop Number to be Manually Started
5. The Manual Start screen will appear:
6. Use the “B/C” & the “D/F” keys to scroll through the Manual Start
Menu. Use 0-9 keys to input the necessary data.
7. The Crop Number, Speed, Watering Function, and Pass Count can
be changed before Pressing “E” to Run Crop. Changing any of
these factors will only take effect on this Manual Run. To make
permanent changes to the Crop factors, go to Crop Set-Up Menu,
reprogram factors, then exit and save.
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Exploded view of the Manual Start Screen:
Change Crop Number here
Enter Speed here
(5-150 FPM)
The cursor will start
on the Crop Number.
CROP NUMBER 01 #01
SPEED 020 WATER/MIST
AREAS = 02 PASS = 06
0-9 DATA E= RUN CROP
The number of Areas that are
programmed to run on this Crop Number
0
1
2
3
4
=
=
=
=
=
No Program
Water
Mist
Water & Mist
Light
Pass Count can
be changed here
8. Press “E” to Run Crop.
9. The “Manual Run” screen will appear:
Exploded view of the Manual Run Screen:
Crop Number
shown here
Current Distance is displayed here
MANUAL MODE 003.32F
CROP NUMBER 01 #01
SPEED 020 WATER/MIST
PASS 01
23:13:06
Mode shown here
Speed shown here
Watering Function
shown here
Current Time
shown here
Here the screen will scroll between the
Current Pass Count and the Row /
Area Numbers that are running
10. The Boom will Run the Manual Program, stop, and await its next
command. The Boom will stop at the Start Distance.
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Walk and Water
(M, 2, A)
1. From the Main menu press 2
2. Press A for Walk & Water
Exploded view of the Manual Start Screen:
Enter “0” to increase
the Pass Count
(1-continuous)
Current Direction shown here
AWAY=000 LOC=003.32
PASS = 1 SOL=12345678
0=PS B-C=INC D-F=DEC
1-8=SOL A=DIR E=EXIT
Current Speed of travel shown here
Current Location
shown here
Press “1-8” to
Enable or Disable
Solenoids
3. Press “0” to increase the Pass Count (1-countinuous).
i. Continuous Mode will run the whole length of the bay, back
and forth, from Home & Away, until the user stops the boom
4. Press “A” to change Direction. Press “B/C” to increase speed and
“D/F” to decrease speed and come to a stop. Press 1-8 to
enable/disable solenoids.
5. Press “E” to Exit to the Main Menu.
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Crop Area Viewer
(Main, 2, C)
1. From the Main Menu press 2
2. From the Manual Menu press C
ENTER CROP NUMBER
A = WALK & WATER
C = CROP AREA VIEWER
E = EXIT MENU
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3. Enter the Crop Number (1-16) to View the Areas & Rows assigned:
CROP #=01 #AREAS=02
R1 A001 000.5 – 110.0F
R2 A002 005.0 – 078.8F
R4 A005 072.3 – 110.0F
4. Press “E” twice to Exit and go back to the Main screen.
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Auto Run (Time Based)
(Main, 1)
*** If not already done, set up Time Zones and Enable the Zones as needed.
See “Time Zones (Auto Program)” section ***
1. To start Auto programs go to Main Menu & press 1
2. Press “E” while in the Auto Mode to Exit
1=AUTO
2=MANUAL
3=SETUP CROPS & SITE
4=GLOBAL NET CROPS
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Exploded view of the Auto Run Screen:
Current Distance is displayed here.
When the boom is idle, the next
Interval (run time) will display here.
Crop Number
shown here
AUTOZONE #01 003.32F
CROP NUMBER 01 #01
SPEED 020 WATER/MIST
PASS 01
23:13:06
Mode shown here
Speed shown here
Watering Function
shown here
Current Time
shown here
Here the screen will scroll between the
Current Pass Count and the Row /
Area Numbers that are running
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Step / Stop / Water
(Main, 3, 1, 1, Crop #, 00 when cursor is on Speed)
1.
2.
3.
4.
From the Main Menu press 3
From the Setup Menu press 1
From the Crops menu press 1
Enter the Crop Number (#1-16) to change any of the Crop information.
ENTER CROP NUM. 1-16
‘A’ KEY TO EDIT CROP
NAME/GLOBAL OR S-S-W
WHEN CURSOR ON ITEM
5. Enter the Crop Number (1-16) to be modified.
6. Use the “B/C” & the “D/F” keys to scroll through the Crop Menu.
7. To enable the Step / Stop / Water feature press “00” when the cursor is
on the Speed.
8. Press “A” when the cursor is on the Step/Stop/Water to change the S/S/W
settings. Use the “B/F” keys to scroll through the Menu and change info.
Exploded view of the Step / Stop / Water Screen:
Current Crop Number
STEP/STOP/WATER MENU
CROP NUMBER 01 #01
WATER TIME = 010 SEC
STEP DISTANCE =01.00F
Water Time –
The amount if
time the boom
will stop at the
programmed
distance, activate
the solenoid (s),
and water.
The Step Distance is entered here in fractions of feet/meters. * CCS recommends
that the Step Distance is NOT set lower than 1.0 feet or higher than 2.5 feet *
9. Change the Water Time and the Step Distance the desired settings.
10. Press “E” to Exit, Save and Return to the Crop Menu.
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*** Before calling Tech Service, please try to RESET the
Controller by pressing the RESET button on the board
(shown in the Mother Board diagram on the “Wiring
Diagrams” pages). If there is not a button, there will be two
pins; jump them together with the tip of a flathead
screwdriver and that will RESET the controller as well. This
will sometimes solve problems and is an easy step to
correcting the problem before calling Tech Service. If the
NIC is “locked-up”, this will typically take care of it and get
the Controller functional again. Otherwise contact CCSI. ***
TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE: If you have any questions
regarding the use of this program or any other Cherry Creek
Systems Product please call us at …………………………………..
(719) 380-8373 ext. 206
OR
[email protected]
OR
[email protected]
OR
www.cherrycreeksystems.com
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Network Irrigation Controller
“NIC”
Cropping & Areas
Version EM.6
USERS MANUAL
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Description:
Table of Contents
Page:
Key Concepts …………………………………………………………………………………………………………4
Terms & Definitions ……..……………………………………………………………………………………….6
External Switch Definitions …………………………………………………………………………………..7
New features ………………………………………………………………………………………………………..8
Initial Power Up ……………………………………………………………………………………………………9
Diagnostics (testing) …………………………………………………………………………………………..10
10 - Keypad
10 - Sensors
11 - Solenoids
11 - Motor
12 - Markers
13 – Emergency End-of Bay Stops
Setup ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….14
Clock
Site Menu …………………………………………………………………………........................14
14 - Idler Diameter
15 - Motion Error Timeout
16 - Configuration (Row Assignment)
17 - Initialize / Reset Crops & Areas
19 - Bay Length
22 - Locate Boom (Relocation)
24 - Pass-code / Units
25 - Go-To Speed
26 - Deceleration
27 - End & SSW Speed
Acceleration ……………………………………………………………………………………………28
Marker Location ……………………………………………………………………………………..29
Network Enable ….………………………………………………………………………………….29
Operations ………………………………………………………………………………………………………..30
30 - Crop Menu
31 - Global Solenoids
31 - Time Zone Menu
32 - Area Menu
Manual Run...…………………………………………………………………………………………………….33
35 - Walk & Water
35 - Crop Area Viewer
Auto Run …………………………………………………………………………………………………………..36
Step / Stop / Water …………………………………………………………………………………………..36
Global Networking …….……………………………………………………………………………………..37
Troubleshooting and Support ……………………………………………………………………………39
Wiring Diagrams ……………………………………………………………………………………………. .41
Options and Upgrades ……………………………………………………………………………………..43
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Cherry Creek Systems
2675 Akers Drive
Colorado Springs, CO 80922
Toll Free 877-558-3246
www.cherrycreeksystems.com
Dear Customer:
We would like to thank you for taking a bold step in greenhouse irrigation by
purchasing our “Area Cropping” program! Although it might appear to be very
complex: the greatest possible care went into making this program as user
friendly as possible while still keeping all the functionality that you have come to
expect.
There have been many changes to our new program for our Network Irrigation
Controller. We believe that once you become familiar with all that this new
program has to offer you will be extremely pleased with how easily manageable
irrigating your crops has become.
We would welcome and encourage you to make suggestions as to how we can
improve this Users Manual. It is our intent to provide you with the highest
quality equipment and state-of-the-art watering systems, as well as first rate
technical follow up support.
If it is the 1st time setting up the Boom, then it is advisable that you
follow this order in working through the manual:
1.
2.
3.
4.
Key Concepts
Initial Power Up
Diagnostics
Setup
Again, thank you for your business and we look forward to assisting you in any
way we can. Please feel free to give us a call, or contact us via email.
Sincerely,
Cherry Creek Systems Team
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Key Concepts
*** Read this First! ***
It is advisable that this order is followed when working through the
manual and setting up your boom:
1.
2.
3.
4.
Key Concepts
Initial Power Up
Diagnostics
Setup
Row:
A run in the greenhouse; usually left or right of
the center aisle. It can also be defined as the
number of solenoid “groupings” that are in the
bay. If there are 4 bench runs across the width
of the bay, then each bench could be assigned
its own row (1 mist & 1 wate
water solenoid per
row). In the example on the right, there are
two rows in the bay with an end walkway.
1 Water & 1 Mist
Spray bar(s)
BOOM
= 2 rows
Solenoids 1 & 2
Area:
1 Water & 1 Mist
Spray bar(s)
Solenoids 3 & 4
An Area is a given distance within the bay (example: 0.00 Ft to 110.00 Ft) that
needs to be watered or misted by the boom. Areas are programmed by the user
depending on the needed requirements. See example below
below, page 5:
Crop:
Just as the name suggest
suggests! This allows the user to combine multiple “Areas”
into one “Crop” to minimize information input. In the Example, Areas 1 and 3 on
the right side (Row 1) might be a crop.
Time Zone:
This is a given period of time. Your NIC uses a 24 hour format:
1:00 PM = 13:00
12:00 AM = 00:00
10:00 AM = 10:00
10:00 PM = 22:00
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Keypad:
0-9
E
B
F
C
D
= Data Entry
= Enter or Exit
= Up / Increase
= Down / Decrease
= Left / Forward
= Right / Back
Set Up and Cropping:
Basically, there are 4 steps:
1.
2.
3.
4.
Set up how many rows you have
Set up areas in each row
Assign a crop to each area
Give the boom crop watering instructions
It’s easy!
Area 6
= Crop 1 (areas 3 and 5)
Area 3
= Crop 2 (areas 2 and 4)
Area 5
= Crop 3 (areas 1 and 6)
Area 2
Area 4
Area 1
Let’s say you have 3 Crops, as laid out in the greenhouse above. Even though
Crop 1 is in 2 different areas, you don’t have to input 2 different programs. You
simply give Crop 1 watering instructions, and both programmed areas under
Crop 1 will be receiving the same watering regimens!
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Main Menu:
*** To get to the main menu from almost anywhere, press “E”
repeatedly. This manual starts from the main menu to get to the
other menus. ***
1=AUTO
2=MANUAL
3=SETUP CROPS & SITE
4=GLOBAL NET CROPS
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Other Definitions:
FPM: Feet-Per-Minute; the speed that the Boom uses as a reference.
Acceleration: Speed setting that the Boom will “take off” when
starting a programmed irrigation cycle, or as the Boom turns around
to initiate another pass.
Deceleration: The setting that will allow the Boom to slow down as
it approaches the end of the bay or the programmed turn-around
point.
Go-To Speed: Speed that the Boom will travel to its programmed
destination.
End Speed: Speed that the boom will travel at the last few feet of
the “CROP”.
SSW: Step / Stop / Water (described on page 4)
SSW Speed: Speed that the Boom will travel between “stop points”
when using the Step / Stop / Water feature.
Markers: “Checkpoints” in the bay that will help to maintain the
Booms calibration (there is a menu that will allow the user to see the
number of Markers and their distance).
Idler Diameter: Diameter of the wheel that is used for the speed
and motion sensing.
Configuration: Defined as “Rows”, this set-up will allow each series
of solenoids to be assigned to a function
(ex: solenoids 1 & 3 = WATER; solenoids 2 & 4 = MIST; etc.)
Global Solenoids: Allows for multiple solenoids to be turned on in
unison without having to assign the valves to a function.
Walk & Water: Allows user to walk with Boom and turn on and off
solenoid valves at needed distances and water without having to
program a “Crop”.
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External Switch Definitions
 SW1 – Home / Away / Marker magnetic sense switches (mandatory).
The Boom will stop at the programmed distance after the home or away sensor
detects a magnet. This keeps the calibration of the Home & Away positions.
Used to save the position in which the Markers magnet(s) are detected. The
stored position will define a “checkpoint” for the controller to keep its position
accurate if it ever gets lost between Markers.
 SW2 – Absolute End-of-Bay magnetic sense switch.
The Boom will stop after this sensor detects a magnet. This is used as a safety
so that the Boom cannot overshoot the ends of the bay.

SW3 – Unused Switch input. Call Cherry Creek for clarification
 SW4 – Collision Switch. This switch input must be closed at all times to
allow the Boom to run. The inputs may be connected to an object detection (IR
Sensor) or Collision Switch that will open the normally closed circuit when an
object is detected in the path of the boom. A simple jumper wire between the
SW4 & GRD terminal connections may be used keep the switch permanently
closed which will allow the boom to run.
 SW5 & SW6 – Remote Auto Start Switches. Used in conjunction w/ a
24VAC Relay to start the Boom “Remotely” via an Environmental Control System
(Priva, Argus, Wadsworth, etc.).
 SW7 – Remote Home Switch. Used to move the Boom in the Home
direction with a remote switch. The remote away switch (SW8) is required to
operate the boom in the remote mode. Refer to SW8 description for the
operation and function of SW7.
 SW8 - Remote Away Switch. Used to move the boom in the away
direction with a remote switch. If the boom is in the main or manual menu the
boom may be moved using the remote home and away switch option. When the
boom is stopped, pressing the home or away switch will start the boom moving
at 10 Feet Per Minute (FPM) in the respective direction. Pressing the same switch
again will increase the speed by 10FPM. If the switch is pressed repetitively the
speed may be increased up to 150FPM. To stop the boom, press the other switch
once.
 IN / GRD / +NRV - Proximity sensor. Used for the Booms Speed,
Distance and Motion sensing. Gets its 18V+ power from +NRV.
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Updates and New Features
Network Irrigation Controller EM.6 “Areas”
AREAS vs. JOBS:
One of our best features of this new program is the change in the architecture.
Instead of “Jobs” (magnets that need to constantly be moved and readjusted
when a crop moves or gets replaced by another crop) we now use “Areas” and
“Rows” (a programmed distance that can be changed and rearranged at any
time, easily and trouble-free).
SMART BOOM MOVEMENT:
The booms move only to the areas that need to be watered. It no longer has to
go from one end of the bay to another (Home to Away, then back to Home)
every time it makes one pass. It no longer has to rest at the “Home” position.
This saves wear and tear on the Boom and its parts.
STEP/STOP/WATER:
Another very useful tool is the Step, Stop & Water function. It has the ability to
move the boom to a user defined distance, then stop & water for a programmed
amount of time, then move onto the next user defined distance and continue.
For example: you can set-up large 12” pots in a checker-board pattern @ 18”
centers, have the boom start at the first row of pots and start the irrigation
“Area”, then move to every row of pots and continue watering in the same
fashion.
WALK AND WATER:
We have added the possibility to walk beside your boom and water your crops by
the press of a button (optional remote hand-held controller). You can simply
walk the boom to the Area that needs to be watered and turn on the solenoid(s).
MULTIPLE CROP ACTIVATION BY COMPUTER:
It is now possible to start irrigating your crops using inputs from ARGUS™,
PRIVA™ or OGLEVEE™ or any other environmental controls. Please talk to your
Cherry Creek representative for more details on our Network Accumulator.
MULTIPLE TIMES PERIODS (ZONES) FOR CROPS:
You now have the option of assigning each crop up to Six (6) time periods or
“Zones” for irrigation. For example you can have Crop #1 water from 7:00 –
10:00 then again at 13:00 – 15:00 without reprogramming every time.
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Initial Power Up
Some Basic site information must be entered into the controller before you can
begin irrigating crops. Pressing keys “1” through “F” will take you through the
setup menus. When the Network Irrigation Controller (NIC) is first plugged in or
after it is RESET you will be prompted to do an initial setup.
The opening screen shows the version of NIC and the website address.
NIC-EM.6 http://www
.cherrycreeksystems.com
FOR INFORMATION.
ANY KEY TO CONTINUE
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Configuration
*** At Initial Start-up (first time plugging in the controller), it is best to go thru
the Diagnostics Menu first to test all of the functions of the Boom, then move to
Set-up (Configuration) ***
Configuration will have to be done after a Reset. Reset by pressing “0” and “F” at
the same time and then entering the reset code 4273; or by pressing Reset
button labeled Reset inside the controller box, located on the Main Board to the
left of the Display.
*Press any key “1-F” to continue. “0” bypasses the Configuration Set-up*
CONTROLLER HAS TO BE
CONFIGURED FOR SITE
BEFORE USE. PRESS
1-F KEY TO CONFIGURE
Pressing “0” once will bypass the
Configuration Menus.
Pressing “F” repeatedly will scroll thru the
Set-Up menus until the main menu is
reached, where Diagnostics and Set-Up
can be completed.
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Diagnostics
If it is the 1st time setting up the Boom, it is highly recommended that
you go through the diagnostic menu, BEFORE YOU CONFIGURE YOUR
BOOM. This process will insure all of the inputs are functioning
properly and that nothing was damaged during shipping.
Note: From most any menu on your new NIC, you can get back to the Main
Menu by pressing the “E” key repeatedly.
1. From Main menu, press 3
2. From Setup menu press 2
Diagnostics Menu:
1= KEY
3= SOL
5=MARKERS
7=
2 = SW-IN
4 = MOTOR
6 =STOP SW
E = EXIT
Keypad test
(Main Menu, Press 3, Press 2, Press 1)
Quick Menu/
Keypad Number
Reference
In this menu you can press each key to check if all the keys are working.
1. From the Main menu press 3
2. From the Setup menu press 2
3. From the Diagnostics menu press 1 (KEY):
KEYPAD DIAGNOSTIC.
TO END PRESS E TWICE
KEY NUMBER = F
4. Press any keys on the keypad to see them displayed on the display.
5. Press the “E” key repeatedly to return to Main menu.
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Testing your inputs (sensors)
(Main, 3, 2, 2)
In this menu you can check to see if the booms Proximity (speed) Sensor and
Magnet Readers are working properly.
1. From the Main menu press 3
2. From the Setup menu press 2
3. From the Diagnostics menu press 2 (SW-IN):
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SPEED SENSOR & INPUT
SWITCH TEST, PRESS
ANY KEYPAD TO EXIT
SPEED= 0
SW=
4
Proximity Sensor
Magnet Readers
1 = Marker / Home / Away
2 = Absolute End-of-Bay
3 = Unused
4 = Collision (optional; always on)
4. Proximity Sensor – For the speed sensor, gently push the boom. As
you are pushing, look behind the “SPEED=0” and you should see it
alternate
between
“1”
and
“0”.
5. Magnet Readers – You should have 2 magnet readers on your boom.
Marker / Home / Away & the Emergency End-of Bay. The Marker / Home
/ Away will be on one side of the boom (pointed at the rail) and the Endof-Bay Sensor will be on the other side (again, pointed at the rail). To
check readers 1 & 2 wave a magnet in front of each one. You should see
the display show a “1” or “2”. Switch “4” will always appear, unless the
Collision Sensor is used.
* For more information on the switch failures please reference the
“Trouble Shooting” page for more info *
6. Press the “E” key repeatedly to return to Main menu
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Solenoids
(Main, 3, 2, 3)
1. From the Main menu press 3
2. From the Setup menu press 2
3. From the Diagnostics menu press 3 (SOL):
SOLENOID OUT TEST
PRESS E KEY TO EXIT
TO SET/RESET KEY 1-8
SOLENOIDS = 12345678
4. Press the “1” through “8” keys to alternately turn on and off the
respective solenoid valves.
5. Press the “E” key repeatedly to return to Main menu
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Motor test
(Main, 3, 2, 4)
1. From the Main menu press 3
2. From the Setup menu press 2
3. From the Diagnostics menu press 4 (MOTOR):
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MOTOR MOTION TEST
PRESS A=HOME B=AWAY
PRESS E KEY TO EXIT
SPEED(5-150) = 020
4. Use the “0” through “9” keys to enter a speed from 5 – 150 FPM
(Feet Per Minute). * Recommended Speed: 25-50 FPM for testing *
5. Press the “A” or “B” key to move the boom either home or away.
NORM DIAG MOTOR MOVE
NORMAL A=HOME B=AWAY
PRESS E KEY TO EXIT
SPEED (5-150) = 020
6. Press the “E” key repeatedly to return to Main menu
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Markers
(Main, 3, 2, 5)
1. From the Main menu press 3
2. From the Setup menu press 2
3. From the Diagnostics menu press 5 (MARKERS):
MARKER RECALIBRATION
BOOM WILL SEARCH IN
DIRECTION = AWAY
E =FIND F =CHANGE DIR
4. Press “F” to change direction of travel. The boom will search for the
nearest “Marker” in that direction.
5. Press “E” and send the boom to search for the nearest “Marker”.
The screen will display the following:
MARKER RECALIBRATION
CAUTION!
BOOM IS LOOOKING FOR
NEXT MARKER
6. The boom will travel in the assigned direction and search for the nearest
“Marker”. This will enable the boom to see a “Marker” checkpoint and find
its bearings and get back into calibration with the bay.
MARKER RECALIBRATION
MOVING AT 30 FPM
ANY NUMBER = PAUSE
B = FASTER F= SLOWER
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7. Pressing “B” will increase speed (it is highly recommended that during
calibration, the boom doesn’t travel faster than 80 FPM). Pressing “F” will
decrease speed.
8. Pressing any number key will pause the Marker Recalibration. This is used
once calibration has been started, and it needs to be paused, without
starting over.
BAY LENGTH AT 030FPM
*-*-*- PAUSED -*-*-*
CONTINUE = ANY KEY
EXIT = F KEY
9. When the boom hits the first “Marker” that it sees, in which ever direction
it was told to travel, it will prompt this screen:
ENTER CORRECT MARKER
AT MARKER NUMBER 01
PRESS E TO EXIT AND
SET CURRENT LOCATION
10. Enter the correct “Marker” number that the boom should be seeing, and
press “E” to enter and save to “Marker” number.
11. The screen will return to the Diagnostics menu.
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Emergency “Absolute End-of-Bay” Stop Switch
(Main, 3, 2, 6)
1. From the Main menu press 3
2. From the Setup menu press 2
3. From the Diagnostics menu press 6 (STOP SW):
USE SW2 TO DETECT
ABSOLUTE END-OF-BAY
EMERGANCY STOPS? NO
E = ACCEPT F = CHANGE
4. The “End of Bay Emergency Stop” prompt will appear. Press “E” to
leave as programmed (NO, by default) or press “F” to change. Then
“E” to Enter.
 This function will enable SW-2 (switch input #2), which will stop
the boom at a set magnet if it over shoots its target stop points.
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Setup
If you are setting up for the first time, please go through
your diagnostics menu first, before proceeding with Setup.
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Clock
(Main, 3, 3, 1)
1.
2.
3.
4.
From Main menu press 3
From Setup menu press 3
Enter Pass Code (0000 by Default)
From the Site, Rows, and Bay, menu, press 1 (CLOCK)
TIME VARIABLE= 23:59
ENTER 24 HOUR FORMAT
E = ENTER NEW TIME
NEW TIME VAR.= 00:00
5. To zero the time, press the “0” key several times.
6. Use the “0” through “9” keys to enter the current time on the bottom
row.
7. Press the “E” several times to return to main menu.
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Idler Diameter Menu
(Main, 3, 3, 2, 1)
1.
2.
3.
4.
From Main menu press 3
From Setup menu press 3
Enter Pass Code (0000 by Default)
From the Site, Rows, and Bay menu press 2 (SITE)
* This screen will appear, press any key to continue *
WARNING!!! CHANGING
IDLER OR DISTANCE
WILL RESULT IN LOSS
OF CROP PROGRAM DATA
5. The Site Menu will appear.
1
3
5
7
=IDLER
=INITIAL
=LOCATE
= MORE
2 =CONFIGER
4 =BAY LENGTH
6=
E = EXIT
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6. Press “1” for Idler.
7. The Idler Menu will appear.
F = SELECT BOOM TYPE
A=ALT-TYPE B=MOT-ERR
E = SINGLE RAIL BOOM
1.0IN -IDLER 10-TOOTH
Cherry Creek Booms
Tower / Truss Boom = 2.5 inch idler
Double Rail Boom
= 2.0 inch idler
Single Rail Boom
= 1.0 inch idler
*** Tic Counter on all CCS Booms =
10 or 12 tooth sprocket ***
8. Pressing “F” will change the boom type (idler diameter). Please note
that the correct size for your particular Cherry Creek Systems boom is
shown in the table above. Call CCS for clarification of your system.
9. When pressing “F”, the bottom 2 lines will change to read the
following:
a. Single Rail Boom:
1.0 in. idler 10 tooth (sprocket)
b. Double Rail Boom:
2.0 in. idler 10 tooth (sprocket)
c. Tower Boom:
2.5 in. idler 12 tooth / 1 in. axle (sprocket)
d. Tower Boom:
2.5 in. idler 10 tooth / 0.75 in. axle (sprocket)
10. Select the type of boom that is being used and press “E” to save and
exit.
11.The next screen will state the following:
THIS CONFIGURATION
HAS A MAX BAY LENGTH
SPEED OF 90
ANY KEY = CONTINUE
* This is for Calibration ONLY. Do not take this into account on the actual FPM *
12. Press “A” for Alternate Idler type. This is not recommended; please
contact Cherry Creek Tech Support before trying to use this feature.
13.Press “B” to change the Motion Error timeout.
SET MOTION ERR. TIME
VALID DEL = 0.1 --> 4.0
DELAY IS 2.0 SECONDS
SAVE & EXIT PRESS E
14. The Motion Error will be set to 2.0 seconds by default. But the time
can be changed to any value between 0.1 and 4.0 seconds. If the
boom is experiencing “Motion Errors” without just cause, then increase
the timeout. If it is necessary that the boom stops easier, decrease the
timeout. Typical applications call for 2.0 to 3.0 seconds.
15. Press “E” to exit and save.
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Configuration (Row Assignment)
(Main, 3, 3, 2, 2)
*** “Rows” are defined in detail on the Key Concepts page (page 4) ***
1.
2.
3.
4.
From Main menu press 3
From Setup menu press 3
Enter Pass Code (0000 by Default)
From the Site, Rows, and Bay menu press 2 (SITE)
* This screen will appear, press any key to continue *
WARNING!!! CHANGING
IDLER OR DISTANCE
WILL RESULT IN LOSS
OF CROP PROGRAM DATA
5. The Site Menu will appear.
1
3
5
7
=IDLER
=INITIAL
=LOCATE
= MORE
2 =CONFIGER
4 =BAY LENGTH
6=
E = EXIT
6. Press “2” for Configuration. This screen will appear:
SELECT THE NUMBER OF
ROWS UNDER THE BOOM
ROWS UNDER BOOM = 4
PRESS E TO CONTINUE
7. Select the number of Rows that will be used by the boom and press
the corresponding number on the keypad (in this case press “4” to
utilize all 4 rows under the boom).
8. Next, assign each solenoid to a row and assign each row to a function.
For example, by default all odd numbered solenoids are assigned to
the “water” function and all even numbered solenoids are assigned to
the “mist” function. Each one of the four rows can be assigned up to
two functions each. Example screen shown below:
SOL
SOL
SOL
SOL
–
–
–
–
1
2
3
4
ROW
ROW
ROW
ROW
–
–
–
–
1
1
2
2
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WATER
MIST
WATER
MIST
9. Press “F” or “B” to scroll thru and change the Row numbers, and press
“C” or “D” to scroll thru and change the functions (water, mist or
none). When the cursor is on the proper function, press “1” for the
Water function, press “2” for the Mist function and press “3” for None.
10. Press “E” to exit and save.
*** A row is a strip that runs the length of the bay. It has to be the same
as the spray/mist bars under the boom. Each row can have a Water
and/or Mist spray bar(s). Each spray bar has its own solenoid. ***
Below are a few examples:
Water/Mist
Spray bar(s)
Boom
= 2 rows
Solenoids 1 and 2
Water / Mist
Spray bar(s)
Water
Spray bar
solenoids 3 and 4
solenoid 1
Water
Spray bar
Boom
= 1 row
Double Rail / Tower Boom
solenoid 3
Single Rail Boom
Double Rail / Tower / Truss Boom
Water / Mist
Spray bar(s)
Water / Mist
Spray bar(s)
Boom
= 4 rows
solenoids 1 and 2
solenoids 3 and 4
solenoids 5 and 6
Initialization
(Main, 3, 3, 2, 3)
*** Used to erase and reset your Crop and Area settings ***
1.
2.
3.
4.
From Main menu press 3
From Setup menu press 3
Enter Pass Code (0000 by Default)
From the Site, Rows, and Bay menu press 2 (SITE)
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solenoids 7 and 8
* This screen will appear, press any key to continue *
WARNING!!! CHANGING
IDLER OR DISTANCE
WILL RESULT IN LOSS
OF CROP PROGRAM DATA
5. The Site Menu will appear.
1
3
5
7
=IDLER
=INITIAL
=LOCATE
= MORE
2 =CONFIGER
4 =BAY LENGTH
6=
E = EXIT
6. Press “3” for Initialize. This screen will appear:
CLEAR / INITIALIZE MENU
1 = INITIALIZE CROPS
2 = CLEAR SELECT AREA
F = EXIT
7. Press “1” for Initialize Crops. This will allow for the user to erase all
Crops currently programmed into the NIC controller. After pressing
“1”, this screen will appear:
INITIALIZE CROPS MENU
STARTING CROP # = 01
ENDING CROP #
E = INITIALIZE
= 16
A = EXIT
8. Enter the Crop numbers that need to be erased, and press “E” to
initialize and exit back to the Set-up screen.
CLEAR / INITIALIZE MENU
1 = INITIALIZE CROPS
2 = CLEAR SELECT AREA
F = EXIT
9. To erase all of the Areas stored in the NIC’s memory, get back to the
“Clear / Initialize” menu and press “2”, Clear Select Area.
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SELECTED ROW # =
1
STARTING AREA # = 001
ENDING AREA #
= 060
E = INITIALIZE
A = EXIT
10. Enter the Row number and the Area numbers that need to be erased,
and press “E” to initialize and exit back to the Set-Up screen.
Bay Length
(Main, 3, 3, 2, 4)
1.
2.
3.
4.
From Main menu press 3
From Setup menu press 3
Enter Pass Code (0000 by Default)
From the Site, Rows, and Bay menu press 2 (SITE)
* This screen will appear, press any key to continue *
WARNING!!! CHANGING
IDLER OR DISTANCE
WILL RESULT IN LOSS
OF CROP PROGRAM DATA
5. Press “4” for “B-LENGTH” (Bay Length)
1
3
5
7
=IDLER
=INITAL
=LOCATE
=MORE
2 =CONFIGER
4 =B-LENGTH
6=
E = EXIT
6. The “End of Bay Emergency Stop” prompt will appear. Press “E” to
leave as programmed (NO, by default) or press “F” to change. Then
“E” to Enter
* This function will enable SW-2 (switch input #2), which will stop the
boom at a set magnet if it over shoots its target Home/Away stop points *
USE SW2 TO DETECT
ABSOLUTE END-OF-BAY
EMERGANCY STOPS? NO
E = ACCEPT F = CHANGE
7. The Home / Away / Marker magnets should be placed on the rail at
this time. The Home & Away Magnets and should be placed 24” ahead
of where you actually want the actual Home and Away to be. This
allows the boom time to slow down to a stop. But the distance can be
any number between 24” and the 5’. Any number over 5’ may allow
the booms calibration to get lost.
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The Marker magnets should be placed at the programmed distance to
assure proper calibration. *** It is recommended that a Marker
magnet is placed on the rail at every (or even every other) Rail Mount
Bracket in order to have the best performance and results from the
Boom. If this is done, then the Marker distance should be your post
spacing; typically 10 to 12 feet for US and Canadian made
greenhouses. ***
Absolute “End-of-Bay” stop magnets (recommended)
Actual Home Home Magnet
Away Magnet
24”
Actual Away
24”
STEEL RAIL
8. After setting up the magnets, get back to the controller to finish the
Calibration process. After the “Absolute End-of Bay” screen, the Marker
Configuration screen will appear. Enter the number of Markers in the
bay (as explained above). Then enter the Distance between the
Markers. Then enter the Home Distance (the distance between the
Home magnet and absolute Home). Then enter the Away Distance
(the distance between the Away magnet and absolute Away).
*** The distance must be consistent between the markers or
Calibration will not function properly. ***

Example: if the bay is 210 feet long and there are 3 Markers
(more are recommended; but this will make for an easy example)
and the Home Marker is at 5 feet from absolute home and the
Away Marker is 5 feet from the actual away, then the 3rd Marker
should go in the middle of the bay and the Marker distance would
be 100 feet (there is 100 feet between Markers).
MARKER CONFIGURATION
MARKS=03 DIST.=100.00
HM= 005.00
AW= 005.00
B =PREV F=NEXT E = EXIT
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9. Next the “Locate” screen will appear. This will enable the user to move
the boom between the first and second marker to initiate Calibration.
LOCATE BOOM BETWEEN
FIRST & SECOND MARKS
PRESS ANY TO ENTER
LOCATE BOOM FUNCTION
10.Press any key to move to the next screen.
11.Press “A” to change the booms direction if necessary. The boom needs
to be positioned between the 1st and 2nd marker in order to initiate the
calibration process. Locate the boom between the 1st and 2nd markers.
LOCATE HOME OR AWAY
MOVE AWAY AT 000 FPM
SPEED BC =INC DF =DEC
A = DIRECTION E = EXIT
12.Pressing “B” or “C” will start motor and pressing again will increase
speed. Pressing “D” or “F” will slow boom down and pressing “E” will
stop boom when it is in the right location (anywhere between the 1st
and 2nd markers).
LOCATE LOC = 020.77 FT
MOVE AWAY AT 020 FPM
SPEED BC =INC DF =DEC
A = DIRECTION E = EXIT
13.Once the boom is between the 1st and 2nd Markers, press the “E” key.
The boom is ready to start the calibration process. This screen will
appear:
BAY LENGTH AT 030FPM
LOOK FOR 1ST MARK, TO
AWAY TO HOME, E = RUN
A = ENTER KEYB. F = EXIT
14.Press “E” to run the calibration. The boom will travel towards Home
until it sees the 1st Marker magnet (Home), then travel toward the
Away point until it sees the Away Marker magnet. The boom will also
pick up Marker distances as the boom travels up and down the bay.
BAY LENGTH AT 030FPM
GO TO DISTANCE = 109.98FT
DISTANCE = 009.78 FT
PAUSE = ANY NUMBER KEY
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15.After seeing the Away Marker magnet, the boom will turn around and
travel back toward the Home Marker magnet and stop at the actual
Home position. The boom Calibration is now complete. If the screen
appears as below, then the Marker magnets or the Home / Away
magnets were not seen properly and may need to be adjusted.
* If there are problems with Calibration, call Tech Support for help *
To review; the boom will:
- Move towards the Home position until it locates the 1st Marker
magnet (Home magnet)…
- Move to locate the Away magnet at the other end of your bay…
- Move to locate the Home magnet and stop.
16. If the Calibration was successful, the screen will display:
ALL MARKERS FOUND
PRESS ANY KEY TO
VIEW LOCATIONS
* If this screen does not appear, the calibration was not successful *
17. Press any key to view the Marker Locations.
18. The screen will display the bay length and the number of markers that
it found during Calibration.
BAY LENGTH = 109.98FT
NUMBER OF MARKERS = 10
MARKER 1 OF 10 = 04.89 FT
B =PREV F =NEXT E =EXIT
19.Press ”F” or “B” to scroll thru the Marker’s Location.
20. When the boom has been calibrated and the bay length registered,
press “E” to go back to “Set-Up Menu”.
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Locate Boom
(Main, 3, 3, 2, 4)
*This Feature is a “short-cut” for use when the boom has gotten lost between
two Markers and there is a need to manually enter the booms location. It is not
to be used as a substitute for Calibration. If the boom continues to get lost, the
boom needs to either be recalibrated, or diagnosed for any functional problems*
1. From Main menu press 3
2. From Setup menu press 3
3. Enter Pass Code (0000 by Default)
4. From the Site, Rows, and Bay menu press 2 (SITE)
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* This screen will appear, press any key to continue *
WARNING!!! CHANGING
IDLER OR DISTANCE
WILL RESULT IN LOSS
OF CROP PROGRAM DATA
5. Press “5” for “LOCATE” (Locate Boom):
1
3
5
7
=IDLER
=INITAL
=LOCATE
=MORE
2 =CONFIGER
4 =B-LENGTH
6=
E = EXIT
6. The “Locate” screen will appear. This will enable the user to move the
boom to the nearest Marker or to a known Location (distance).
LOCATE BOOM BETWEEN
FIRST & SECOND MARKS
PRESS ANY TO ENTER
LOCATE BOOM FUNCTION
7. Press any key to move to the next screen.
8. Press “A” to change the booms direction if necessary.
LOCATE HOME OR AWAY
MOVE AWAY AT 000 FPM
SPEED BC =INC DF =DEC
A = DIRECTION E = EXIT
9. Pressing “B” or “C” will start motor and pressing again will increase
speed. Pressing “D” or “F” will decrease the speed and pressing “E”
will stop boom when it is in the necessary location.
10.Press “E” to exit and program a Location.
C URRENT LOC = 020.77 F
0 TO 9 = CHANGE
CHANGE LOCATION IF NOT
CORRECT E = SAVE&EXIT
11.Enter the correct Location and press “E” to Save and Exit.
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Pass-code
(Main, 3, 3, 2, 7, 1)
1.
2.
3.
4.
From Main menu press 3
From Setup menu press 3
Enter Pass Code (0000 by Default)
From the Site, Rows, and Bay menu press 2 (SITE)
* This screen will appear, press any key to continue *
WARNING!!! CHANGING
IDLER OR DISTANCE
WILL RESULT IN LOSS
OF CROP PROGRAM DATA
5. Press “7” for “MORE”
1
3
5
7
=IDLER
=INITAL
=LOCATE
=MORE
2 =CONFIGER
4 =B-LENGTH
6=
E = EXIT
6. Press “1” for Pass-code (P-CODE)
1
3
5
7
=P-CODE 2 =UNITS
=GOTO SP 4 =DECELER.
=END SPD 6 =SSW SPD.
=
E = EXIT
7. Enter any 4-digit Pass-code and press “E” to Exit & Save.
*** Write the pass-code down on the inside of the cover of this Manual ***
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Units (Feet or Meters)
(Main, 3, 3, 2, 7, 2)
1.
2.
3.
4.
From Main menu press 3
From Setup menu press 3
Enter Pass Code (0000 by Default)
From the Site, Rows, and Bay menu press 2 (SITE)
* This screen will appear, press any key to continue *
WARNING!!! CHANGING
IDLER OR DISTANCE
WILL RESULT IN LOSS
OF CROP PROGRAM DATA
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5. Press “7” for “MORE”
1
3
5
7
=IDLER
=INITAL
=LOCATE
=MORE
2 =CONFIGER
4 =B-LENGTH
6=
E = EXIT
6. Press “2” for “UNITS”
1
3
5
7
=P-CODE 2 =UNITS
=GOTO SP 4 =DECELER.
=END SPD 6 =SSW SPD.
=
E = EXIT
7. Press the “0” key to toggle and change the Unit that the boom will use
for its distance display and press “E” to Exit & Save.
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Go-To Speed
(Main, 3, 3, 2, 7, 3)
*** Check Definitions for explanation of this feature ***
1.
2.
3.
4.
From Main menu press 3
From Setup menu press 3
Enter Pass Code (0000 by Default)
From the Site, Rows, and Bay menu press 2 (SITE)
* This screen will appear, press any key to continue *
WARNING!!! CHANGING
IDLER OR DISTANCE
WILL RESULT IN LOSS
OF CROP PROGRAM DATA
5. Press “7” for “MORE”
1
3
5
7
=IDLER
=INITAL
=LOCATE
=MORE
2 =CONFIGER
4 =B-LENGTH
6=
E = EXIT
6. Press “3” for “GOTO SP” (Go-To Speed)
1
3
5
7
=P-CODE 2 =UNITS
=GOTO SP 4 =DECELER.
=END SPD 6 =SSW SPD.
=
E = EXIT
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GOTO SPEED = 100
ENTER NEW VALUE THEN
KEY E TO SAVE & EXIT
SPEED RANGE 30–150FPM
7. By Default, the Go-To Sped will be set to 100 FPM. If this seems to
fast or the boom has been programmed too low, enter a value
between 30 FPM to 150FPM and press “E” to Exit & Save.
*** It’s recommended that the Go-To Speed is NOT set higher
than 120FPM ***
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Deceleration
(Main, 3, 3, 2, 7, 4)
1.
2.
3.
4.
From Main menu press 3
From Setup menu press 3
Enter Pass Code (0000 by Default)
From the Site, Rows, and Bay menu press 2 (SITE)
* This screen will appear, press any key to continue *
WARNING!!! CHANGING
IDLER OR DISTANCE
WILL RESULT IN LOSS
OF CROP PROGRAM DATA
5. Press “7” for “MORE”
1
3
5
7
=IDLER
=INITAL
=LOCATE
=MORE
2 =CONFIGER
4 =B-LENGTH
6=
E = EXIT
6. Press “4” for “DECELER.” (Deceleration)
1
3
5
7
=P-CODE 2 =UNITS
=GOTO SP 4 =DECELER.
=END SPD 6 =SSW SPD.
=
E = EXIT
7. Set the Deceleration by entering a value from 1 to 5, then press “E” to
Exit & Save. Check Definitions for explanation of this feature.
SET DECELERATION
DECELERATION = 1
ENTER RATE OF 1 TO 5
E = SAVE AND EXIT
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End Speed
(Main, 3, 3, 2, 7, 5)
1.
2.
3.
4.
From Main menu press 3
From Setup menu press 3
Enter Pass Code (0000 by Default)
From the Site, Rows, and Bay menu press 2 (SITE)
* This screen will appear, press any key to continue *
WARNING!!! CHANGING
IDLER OR DISTANCE
WILL RESULT IN LOSS
OF CROP PROGRAM DATA
5. Press “7” for “MORE”
1
3
5
7
=IDLER
=INITAL
=LOCATE
=MORE
2 =CONFIGER
4 =B-LENGTH
6=
E = EXIT
6. Press “5” for “END SPD” (End Speed)
1
3
5
7
=P-CODE 2 =UNITS
=GOTO SP 4 =DECELER.
=END SPD 6 =SSW SPD.
=
E = EXIT
7. Set the End Speed by entering a value from 5 to 40 FPM, then press
“E” to Exit & Save. Check Definitions for explanation of this feature.
SET END SPEED
END SPEED = 1
ENTER 5 TO 40 FPM
E = SAVE AND EXIT
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Step / Stop / Water Speed
(Main, 3, 3, 2, 7, 6)
1.
2.
3.
4.
From Main menu press 3
From Setup menu press 3
Enter Pass Code (0000 by Default)
From the Site, Rows, and Bay menu press 2 (SITE)
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* This screen will appear, press any key to continue *
WARNING!!! CHANGING
IDLER OR DISTANCE
WILL RESULT IN LOSS
OF CROP PROGRAM DATA
5. Press “7” for “MORE”
1
3
5
7
=IDLER
=INITAL
=LOCATE
=MORE
2 =CONFIGER
4 =B-LENGTH
6=
E = EXIT
6. Press “6” for “SSW SPD.” (Step/Stop/Water Speed)
1
3
5
7
=P-CODE 2 =UNITS
=GOTO SP 4 =DECELER.
=END SPD 6 =SSW SPD.
=
E = EXIT
7. Set the SSW Speed by entering a value from 10 to 20 FPM, then press
“E” to Exit & Save. Check Definitions for explanation of this feature.
SET STEP-STOP-WATER
STEP SPEED = 20
ENTER 10 TO 20 FPM
E = SAVE AND EXIT
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Acceleration
(Main, 3, 3, 0000, 3)
*** It is recommended that the Acceleration factor is increased if the Boom is
having trouble when it changes direction of travel. ***
1.
2.
3.
4.
From Main menu press 3
From Setup menu press 3
Enter Pass Code (0000 by Default)
Press 3 to enter ACCEL (Acceleration)
ACCELERATION FACTOR
ACCEL FACTOR IS 05
ENTER 0 THROUGH 14
E = SAVE AND EXIT
5. Press “E” to Save and Exit.
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Marker Location
(Main, 3, 3, 0000, 4)
*** It is recommended that the Acceleration factor is increased if the Boom is
having trouble when it changes direction of travel. ***
1.
2.
3.
4.
From Main menu press 3
From Setup menu press 3
Enter Pass Code (0000 by Default)
Press 4 to enter MARKER LOC (Marker Location)
BAY LENGTH = 110.00FT
FOUND 10 MARKERS
MARKER 01 AT 004.96FT
B=NEXT F=PREV E=EXIT
5. Press “B” and “F” to scroll thru the Marker Locations.
6. Press “E” to Exit.
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Network Enable
(Main, 3, 3, 0000, 5)
*** Contact Cherry Creek to better understand the Network feature ***
1.
2.
3.
4.
From Main menu press 3
From Setup menu press 3
Enter Pass Code (0000 by Default)
Press 5 to enter Network Menu
NETWORK ENABLED
PRESS F KEY TO STEP
THRU NETWORK/DISPLAY
PRESS E KEY TO EXIT
5. Press “F” to scroll thru the Network options.
6. There are 3 settings to choose from:
o No Network or Display, Network Enabled, External Display On
NETWORK ADDRESS MENU
ENTER NEW ADDRESS, &
PRESS E KEY, CONTINUE
NETWORK ADDRESS= 001
7. If enabled, assign a 3-digit address to each Boom (for use with the
Cherry Creek Network Accumulator). Call CCS for details.
8. Press “E” to Save and Exit.
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Operations
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___Menu/
_____
Quick
Crops
Keypad Number
Reference
(Main, 3, 1, 1, Crop #)
*** The Bay Length and Rows (Configuration) must be programmed before you
can set up any Crops (see previous sections) ***
1.
2.
3.
4.
From the Main Menu press 3
From the Setup Menu press 1
From the Crops menu press 1
Enter the Crop Number (#1-16) to change any of the Crop information.
ENTER CROP NUM. 1-16
‘A’ KEY TO EDIT CROP
NAME/GLOBAL OR S-S-W
WHEN CURSOR ON ITEM
1. Enter the Crop Number (1-16) to be modified.
2. Use the “B/C” & the “D/F” keys to scroll through the Crop Menu.
3. To change the Crop Name, press “A” when the cursor is on the Crop
Number to enter the Crop Name / Global Menu. Use the “C/D” keys to
scroll, use the “B/F” keys to change the Crop Name. Press “A” to enter the
“Global Solenoid Menu”.
Exploded view of the Crop Screen:
Change Crop Number or press “A” to change
Crop Name / Global settings when cursor is here
Enter Speed here
CROP NUMBER 01 #01
SPEED 020 WATER/MIST
ZONE 1 2 3 4 5 6
B/C= /UP D/F= /DOWN
When the cursor is on “ZONE”, press
“1-6” to go to the Time Zone Menu
4. Press “E” to Save and Exit.
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The cursor will start
on the Crop Number.
0
1
2
3
4
=
=
=
=
=
No Program
Water
Mist
Water & Mist
Light
Time Zone Schedules that are
ENABLED will show here (1-6)
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Global Solenoids
(Main, 3, 1, 1, Crop #, A)
*** The normal operation of the boom is to water one Area at a time. Even if
those Areas are next to each other. For example, the same Crop is under 2 rows
from end to end. Instead of watering row 1 and then row 2, enabling the Global
Solenoid feature will water both sides at once. ***
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
From the Main Menu press 3
From the Setup Menu press 1
From the Crops menu press 1
Enter the Crop Number (#1-16)
Press A when cursor is over the Crop Number
CHANGE CROP NAME #1
A=GLOBAL SOL. B/F=CHAR
C/D = CURSOR E = EXIT
CROP NUMBER 01
6. Press “A” to enter the Global Solenoids Menu.
CROP NUMBER 01
#01 G SOL = 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
ALL G SOL =
B/C/D/F = SEL E = EXIT
7. Press the 1-8 keys to toggle the solenoids on and off of Global.
8. Scrolling to All Global (ALL G SOL) and enabling solenoids 1-8 will
activate those solenoids to Global for all Crop Numbers.
9. Press “E” to Exit and Save
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Time Zones (Auto Programming)
(Main, 3, 1, 2, Crop #, Curser over Zone, 1-6)
Time Zone = A time zone is a specific period of time.
Each Crop can have up to 6 different time zones.
Interval = How many minutes between passes.
Pass = 1 time over Crop.
1.
2.
3.
4.
From the Main Menu press 3
From the Setup Menu press 1
From the Crops Menu press 1
Enter the Crop Number (1-16)
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5. Move curser over Zone and press 1-6 to scroll through the 6 Time Zones
Exploded view of the Time Zone Screen:
Enter Start Time here
Press “1” to Enable the Zone Number
Press “0” to Disable the Zone Number
CROP=01 ZONE=1 ENABL
START TIME = 00:00
STOP TIME = 00:00
INTERVAL=010 PASS=01
Enter Stop Time here
Enter any Interval (time) value
between 001 and 999 minutes
Change Zone
Number here (1-6)
Start & Stop Times
are entered in 24
hour time format
Enter Pass
Count here
6. Cherry Creek recommends that the User press’ “00” on Crop and clear out
the information that appears on the screen, in Zones 1-6. This is a “bug”.
7. Press “E” to Save and Exit.
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Areas (Distances)
(Main, 3, 1, 3, Row #)
*** The Bay Length and Rows (Configuration) must be programmed before you
can set up any Areas (see previous sections) ***
1.
2.
3.
4.
From the Main Menu press 3
From the Setup Menu press 1
From the Crops Menu press 1
Enter the Row Number (1-4)
PRESS KEY 0 THRU 9
TO SELECT A ROW
THEN SELECT AREA TO
VIEW OR CHANGE DATA
5. The Area Assignment screen will appear:
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Exploded view of the Area Assignment Screen:
Enter Row Number here
Enter Area Number here (1-60)
Enter End of Area here
ROW= 1
AREA = 001
000.5 TO 110.0 FEET
CROP NUMBER = 01
CROP NUMBER 01 #01
Enter Start of Area here
The Crop Number
assigned will be shown here
Start (Home Side)
distance must be
inputted before the
End (Away Side)
distance location
Assign the Area
entered to a Crop
Number here
6. Each Row has 60 Areas that can be assigned to any of the 16 Crop
Numbers. This gives the ability to program up to 240 Areas!
7. Press “E” to Save and Exit.
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Manual Run
(Main, 2, Crop#)
1. From the Main Menu press 2.
2. From the Manual Menu enter crop #
3. The Manual screen will appear:
ENTER CROP NUMBER 01
A = WALK & WATER
C = CROP AREA VIEWER
E = EXIT MENU
4. Enter the Crop Number to be Manually Started
5. The Manual Start screen will appear:
6. Use the “B/C” & the “D/F” keys to scroll through the Manual Start
Menu. Use 0-9 keys to input the necessary data.
7. The Crop Number, Speed, Watering Function, and Pass Count can
be changed before Pressing “E” to Run Crop. Changing any of
these factors will only take effect on this Manual Run. To make
permanent changes to the Crop factors, go to Crop Set-Up Menu,
reprogram factors, then exit and save.
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Exploded view of the Manual Start Screen:
Change Crop Number here
Enter Speed here
(5-150 FPM)
The cursor will start
on the Crop Number.
CROP NUMBER 01 #01
SPEED 020 WATER/MIST
AREAS = 02 PASS = 06
0-9 DATA E= RUN CROP
The number of Areas that are
programmed to run on this Crop Number
0
1
2
3
4
=
=
=
=
=
No Program
Water
Mist
Water & Mist
Light
Pass Count can
be changed here
8. Press “E” to Run Crop.
9. The “Manual Run” screen will appear:
Exploded view of the Manual Run Screen:
Crop Number
shown here
Current Distance is displayed here
MANUAL MODE 003.32F
CROP NUMBER 01 #01
SPEED 020 WATER/MIST
PASS 01
23:13:06
Mode shown here
Speed shown here
Watering Function
shown here
Current Time
shown here
Here the screen will scroll between the
Current Pass Count and the Row /
Area Numbers that are running
10. The Boom will Run the Manual Program, stop, and await its next
command. The Boom will stop at the Start Distance.
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Walk and Water
(M, 2, A)
1. From the Main menu press 2
2. Press A for Walk & Water
Exploded view of the Manual Start Screen:
Enter “0” to increase
the Pass Count
(1-continuous)
Current Direction shown here
AWAY=000 LOC=003.32
PASS = 1 SOL=12345678
0=PS B-C=INC D-F=DEC
1-8=SOL A=DIR E=EXIT
Current Speed of travel shown here
Current Location
shown here
Press “1-8” to
Enable or Disable
Solenoids
3. Press “0” to increase the Pass Count (1-countinuous).
i. Continuous Mode will run the whole length of the bay, back
and forth, from Home & Away, until the user stops the boom
4. Press “A” to change Direction. Press “B/C” to increase speed and
“D/F” to decrease speed and come to a stop. Press 1-8 to
enable/disable solenoids.
5. Press “E” to Exit to the Main Menu.
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Crop Area Viewer
(Main, 2, C)
1. From the Main Menu press 2
2. From the Manual Menu press C
ENTER CROP NUMBER
A = WALK & WATER
C = CROP AREA VIEWER
E = EXIT MENU
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3. Enter the Crop Number (1-16) to View the Areas & Rows assigned:
CROP #=01 #AREAS=02
R1 A001 000.5 – 110.0F
R2 A002 005.0 – 078.8F
R4 A005 072.3 – 110.0F
4. Press “E” twice to Exit and go back to the Main screen.
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Auto Run (Time Based)
(Main, 1)
*** If not already done, set up Time Zones and Enable the Zones as needed.
See “Time Zones (Auto Program)” section ***
1. To start Auto programs go to Main Menu & press 1
2. Press “E” while in the Auto Mode to Exit
1=AUTO
2=MANUAL
3=SETUP CROPS & SITE
4=GLOBAL NET CROPS
NIC-EM.6
23:59:59
Exploded view of the Auto Run Screen:
Current Distance is displayed here.
When the boom is idle, the next
Interval (run time) will display here.
Crop Number
shown here
AUTOZONE #01 003.32F
CROP NUMBER 01 #01
SPEED 020 WATER/MIST
PASS 01
23:13:06
Mode shown here
Speed shown here
Watering Function
shown here
Current Time
shown here
Here the screen will scroll between the
Current Pass Count and the Row /
Area Numbers that are running
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Step / Stop / Water
(Main, 3, 1, 1, Crop #, 00 when cursor is on Speed)
1.
2.
3.
4.
From the Main Menu press 3
From the Setup Menu press 1
From the Crops menu press 1
Enter the Crop Number (#1-16) to change any of the Crop information.
ENTER CROP NUM. 1-16
‘A’ KEY TO EDIT CROP
NAME/GLOBAL OR S-S-W
WHEN CURSOR ON ITEM
5. Enter the Crop Number (1-16) to be modified.
6. Use the “B/C” & the “D/F” keys to scroll through the Crop Menu.
7. To enable the Step / Stop / Water feature press “00” when the cursor is
on the Speed.
8. Press “A” when the cursor is on the Step/Stop/Water to change the S/S/W
settings. Use the “B/F” keys to scroll through the Menu and change info.
Exploded view of the Step / Stop / Water Screen:
Current Crop Number
STEP/STOP/WATER MENU
CROP NUMBER 01 #01
WATER TIME = 010 SEC
STEP DISTANCE =01.00F
Water Time –
The amount if
time the boom
will stop at the
programmed
distance, activate
the solenoid (s),
and water.
The Step Distance is entered here in fractions of feet/meters. * CCS recommends
that the Step Distance is NOT set lower than 1.0 feet or higher than 2.5 feet *
9. Change the Water Time and the Step Distance the desired settings.
10. Press “E” to Exit, Save and Return to the Crop Menu.
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Global Networking Feature
(Main, 4)
* Contact Cherry Creek to better understand the Global Network feature *
Before this step, the Networking Feature needs to be enabled
Refer to “Network Enable” (page 29)
1. From Main menu press 4
2. This will enter the Global Network screen:
GLOBAL NETWORK CROPS
WAITING FOR COMMAND
PRESS ANY KEY = EXIT
NIC EM.6 102 23:45:09
Boom Network Address
* NO (2) Booms can have the same Network Address *
3. The NIC will then search for the Network signal and await Commands.
4. Press any key to Exit.
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Troubleshooting and Support
Motion Error:
- Check Proximity (Motion) Sensor for damage and function.
- There will be a yellow light (located at the base of the sensor body) that
should turn on when the sprocket teeth pass the sensor head. If there is
no light fluctuation, then check that the sensor is within 3 mm.
(millimeters) of the sprocket teeth as they pass.
- If the sprockets teeth are within 3mm, check the functionality of the
Proximity (Motion) Sensor. Refer to the Diagnostics part of this manual for
testing sensor inputs. If the sensor is not functional or broken, please call
Cherry Creek to purchase a new sensor.
Collision Error:
- The NIC has the option of using a Collision Sensor to stop the boom if it
runs into any objects that might be in the bay (carts, shelves, trash cans,
people, etc.). This is an Option that can be purchased from CCS at any
time. Call Cherry Creek for more info.
- If the boom is not equipped with the Collision Sensor option, there needs
to be a jumper wire in Switch #4. To check this, open the NIC lid, pull the
keypad ribbon and set the lid aside. Look at the Terminal Blocks that run
down the left side of the Main Board (black “blocks” with colored wires
running into them). Pull the second-from-the-top 6 pin Terminal Block
from the board (labeled J2 or JT2). There will be writing on the Main
Board for the switch #. Make sure the jumper wire is in place in the Block.
The jumper wire should connect to Switch #4 and the Ground (GRD) that
is directly above SW4.
- If the Boom is equipped with the Collision Sensor Option, then:
o Check the Collision Sensor for damage and function.
o Refer to the Diagnostics part of this manual for testing sensor
inputs. If the sensor is not functional or broken, please call Cherry
Creek to purchase a new sensor.
Marker Count Error:
- Check Marker Magnet Sensor for damage and function.
- Check to make sure that all the Marker magnets are in the correct
placement as to the programmed distance (set when programming the
Bay Length).
- Also check to make sure that the Number of “Markers” programmed the
same as the amount of Marker magnets on the rail.
- Check the functionality of the Marker Magnet Sensor. Refer to the
Diagnostics part of this manual for testing sensor inputs. If the sensor is
not functional or broken, please call Cherry Creek to purchase a new
sensor.
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*** Before calling Tech Service, please try to RESET the
Controller by pressing the RESET button on the board
(shown in the Mother Board diagram on the “Wiring
Diagrams” pages). If there is not a button, there will be two
pins; jump them together with the tip of a flathead
screwdriver and that will RESET the controller as well. This
will sometimes solve problems and is an easy step to
correcting the problem before calling Tech Service. If the
NIC is “locked-up”, this will typically take care of it and get
the Controller functional again. Otherwise contact CCSI. ***
TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE: If you have any questions
regarding the use of this program or any other Cherry Creek
Systems Product please call us at …………………………………..
(719) 380-8373 ext. 206
OR
[email protected]
OR
[email protected]
OR
www.cherrycreeksystems.com
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Options and Upgrades
Remote Keypad and Display
An optional keypad and LCD display is available to operate the NIC from a
remote location, such as the aisle.
To connect the remote keypad to the NIC:
Use shielded 22 gauge / 4-conductor wire. The NIC has a five-pin connector (on the
lower, right side of the circuit board), that reads from top to bottom: OV, NET, FG, NET,
+NRV. Likewise the remote keypad has a five-pin connector located below the LCD
display that reads from left to right: OV, NET, FG, NET, +NRV. These connections
should be made straight across with the shield being used for the FG connection. In
other words, wires should run from OV to OV, from NET to NET, from FG to FG (with the
shield), etc. You will find a small jumper at J1 on the remote keypad (J1 is the eight-pin
keypad connector located directly below and behind the LCD). Remove this jumper and
connect the keypad’s ribbon to J1. The jumper should be placed on pins 4 and 5 at J2 on
the NIC (J2 is the eight-pin keypad connector on the NIC located directly below and
behind the LCD display. To toggle between the two displays (the remote display and the
NIC display), select setup from the Main Menu and press “6” to enter the Display Menu.
Press “F” to toggle the display and E to Exit to the Main Menu. If the jumper is not
placed on J2, both displays can be viewed at the same time.
Note: If you are having difficulty re-routing control to the remote keypad, refer to
the section of this manual marked Resetting the NIC.
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Offset – turn the brass screw
clockwise to STOP the motor
from creeping or moving; turn
until the motors stops humming
(making noise); it is necessary to
have power to the motor control
in order to adjust this parameter.
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FWD ACC
SW503
MAX
SPD
L2
REV TQ
GND
INVERT
ENABLE
LIMIT
FWD REV
FWD
TQ
IL501 IL502
FWD TQ
C5
TB503
REV
TQ
Y501
L1
TB502
IR COMP
C503
IC501
INVERT
INHIBIT
IR
COMP
IC504
JP502
REV
ACC
MAX SPD
C504
FWD
ACC
ENABLE
REV ACC
FEEDBACK
ARM-TACH
SW504
ARMATURE
90-180
DB
MIN
SPD
IL503
MIN SPD
TACH
Figure 17. RG60U Calibration Trimpot Locations
S0
S1
S2
S3
+15V
-15V
RB2
T1
TB501
T2
TACH
RB1
POWER
DB
T501
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MINIMUM SPEED (MIN SPD)
The MIN SPD trimpot setting determines the minimum speed when
the speed adjust potentiometer is turned full CCW. It is factory set
to zero speed. The minimum speed feature applies only when the
drive is operating in unidirectional mode.
To calibrate MIN SPD:
1. Set the speed adjust potentiometer to full CCW.
2. Adjust the MIN SPD trimpot until the desired minimum motor
speed is reached.
MAXIMUM SPEED (MAX SPD)
The MAX SPD trimpot setting determines the maximum
forward and reverse speed. It is factory set for maximum rated
motor speed.
To calibrate MAX SPD:
1. Set the MAX SPD trimpot full CCW.
2. Turn the speed adjust potentiometer CW so that the motor is
running at full speed.
3. Adjust the MAX SPD trimpot until the desired maximum motor
speed is reached.
Caution! Do not attempt to run motor above 90 VDC on 115 VAC
or above 180 VDC on 230 VAC.
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FORWARD TORQUE (FWD TQ)
Warning
Although FWD TQ can be set to 120% of motor nameplate
current rating, continuous operation beyond this rating may
damage the motor. If you intend to operate beyond this rating,
contact your Minarik representative for assistance.
The FWD TQ setting determines the maximum current limit for
accelerating and driving the motor in the forward direction. It is
factory set at 120% of maximum rated drive current.
See Figure 19 (page 39) for typical FWD TQ calibration settings or
use the following procedure to recalibrate FWD TQ:
1. With the power disconnected from the drive, connect a DC
ammeter in series with the armature.
2. Set the FWD TQ trimpot to minimum (full CCW).
3. Set the speed adjust potentiometer to maximum (full CW).
4. Carefully lock the motor armature. Be sure that the motor is
firmly mounted.
5. Apply line power. The motor should be stopped.
6. Slowly adjust the FWD TQ trimpot CW slowly until the armature
current is 120% of motor rated armature current.
7. Set the speed adjust potentiometer to minimum.
8. Remove the power from the drive.
9. Unlock the motor shaft.
10. Remove the ammeter in series with the motor armature if it is
no longer needed and re-apply power to the drive.
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REVERSE TORQUE (REV TQ)
Warning
Although REV TQ can be set to 120% of motor nameplate
curren rating, continuous operation beyond this rating may
damage the motor. If you intend to operate beyond this rating,
contact your Minarik representative for assistance.
The REV TQ setting determines the maximum current limit for
accelerating and driving the motor in the reverse direction. It is
factory set at 120% of maximum rated drive current.
See Figure 19 (page 39) for typical REV TQ calibration settings or
use the following procedure to recalibrate REV TQ:
1. With the power disconnected from the drive, connect a DC
ammeter in series with the armature.
2. Set the REV TQ trimpot to minimum (full CCW).
3. Set the speed adjust potentiometer to maximum (full CW).
4. Carefully lock the motor armature. Be sure that the motor is
firmly mounted.
5. Apply line power. The motor should be stopped.
6. Slowly adjust the REV TQ trimpot CW slowly until the armature
current is 120% of motor rated armature current.
7. Set the speed adjust potentiometer to minimum.
8. Remove the power from the drive.
9. Unlock the motor shaft.
10. Remove the ammeter in series with the motor armature if it is
no longer needed and re-apply power to the drive.
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IR COMPENSATION (IR COMP)
The IR COMP trimpot setting determines the degree to which
motor speed is held constant as the motor load changes. It is
factory set for optimum motor regulation.
See Figure 19 (page 39) for typical IR COMP calibration settings or
use the following procedure to recalibrate the IR COMP setting:
1. Set the IR COMP trimpot to minimum (full CCW).
2. Rotate the speed adjust potentiometer until the motor runs at
mid-speed without load (for example, 900 RPM for an 1800
RPM motor). A hand held tachometer may be used to measure
motor speed.
3. Load the motor armature to its full load armature current rating.
The motor should slow down.
4. While keeping the load on the motor, rotate the IR COMP
trimpot until the motor runs at the speed measured in step 2. If
the motor oscillates (overcompensation), the IR COMP trimpot
may be set too high (CW). Turn the IR COMP trimpot CCW to
stabilize the motor.
5. Unload the motor.
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FORWARD ACCELERATION (FWD ACC)
The FWD ACC setting determines the time the motor takes to ramp
to either a higher speed in the forward direction or a lower speed in
the reverse direction, within the limits of available torque. The
FWD ACC setting is factory set for its fastest forward acceleration
time.
Turn the FWD ACC trimpot CW to increase the forward
acceleration time, and CCW to decrease the forward acceleration
time.
REVERSE ACCELERATION (REV ACC)
The REV ACC setting determines the time the motor takes to ramp
to either a higher speed in the reverse direction or a lower speed in
the forward direction, within the limits of available torque. The REV
ACC setting is factory set for its fastest reverse acceleration time.
Turn the REV ACC trimpot CW to increase the reverse acceleration
time, and CCW to decrease the reverse acceleration time.
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DEADBAND (DB)
The deadband trimmer potentiometer determines the time that will
elapse between the application of current in one direction before
current is applied in the opposite direction.
The deadband trimmer potentiometer affects the resistance that a
motor has to changes in shaft position at zero speed. It does this
by applying AC voltage to the motor armature.
Deadband is factory calibrated with the notch at approximately the
3 o’clock position for 60 Hz AC line operation. Recalibrate the
deadband with the notch at the 9 o’clock position for 50 Hz AC line
operation. If you hear motor noise (humming), the deadband might
be set too high. Turn the deadband trimpot CCW until the motor
noise ceases.
60 Hz
Applications
50 Hz
Applications
DB
Notch
Figure 18. Deadband Settings
DB
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TACH GENERATOR (TACH)
Calibrate the TACH setting only when a tachogenerator is used.
The TACH setting, like the IR COMP setting, determines the
degree to which motor speed is held constant as the motor load
changes.
To calibrate the TACH trimpot:
1. Connect the tachogenerator to T1 and T2. The polarity is
positive (+) for T1 and negative (-) for T2 with the motor running
in forward direction.
2. Set SW503 to ARM for armature feedback.
3. Set the speed adjust potentiometer full CW. Measure the
armature voltage across A1 and A2 using a voltmeter.
4. Set the speed adjust potentiometer to 0 (zero speed).
5. Set SW503 to TACH for tachogenerator feedback.
6. Set the IR COMP trimpot to full CCW.
7. Set the TACH trimpot to full CW.
8. Apply line power.
9. Set the speed adjust potentiometer to full CW.
10. Adjust the TACH trimpot until the armature voltage is the same
value as the voltage measured in step 3.
Check that the tachogenerator is properly calibrated. The motor
should run at the same speed when SW503 is set to either
armature or tachogenerator feedback.
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Calibration
1 HP
90 VDC
10 ADC
FWD TQ
REV TQ
IR COMP
2 HP
180 VDC
9.2 ADC
FWD TQ
REV TQ
IR COMP
3/4 HP
90 VDC
7.6 ADC
FWD TQ
REV TQ
IR COMP
1 HP
180 VDC
5 ADC
FWD TQ
REV TQ
IR COMP
1/2 HP
90 VDC
5 ADC
FWD TQ
REV TQ
IR COMP
3/4 HP
180 VDC
3.8 ADC
FWD TQ
REV TQ
IR COMP
1/4 HP
90 VDC
2.7 ADC
FWD TQ
REV TQ
IR COMP
39
1/2 HP
180 VDC
2.5 ADC
FWD TQ
REV TQ
IR COMP
Figure 19. Typical FWD TQ, REV TQ, and IR COMP Trimpot Settings
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Calibration
MAX (-PCM isolation card)
Determines the motor speed when the speed adjust potentiometer
is turned to full CW, or voltage signal is set to maximum. It is
factory set for maximum rated speed.
To calibrate, set the MAX trimpot to full CCW, or voltage signal to
maximum. Turn the main speed adjust potentiometer to full CW.
Adjust the MAX trimpot until the desired maximum motor speed is
reached. See Figure 20 for MAX trimpot location.
MAX & OFFSET
TRIMPOTS ON
PCM BOARD
MAX
OFFSET
TB502
J502
IC504
1
IC505
IC503
C503
C504
IC502
T503
-IN
+IN
S1
S2
S3
COM
+5V
DIR
EN
INH
J501
C501
C502
IC501 IC506
TB501
Figure 20. PCM Calibration Trimpot Locations
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Calibration
41
OFFSET (-PCM isolation card)
Warning
This trimpot is set at the factory and should not need
adjustment. Do not adjust this trimpot unless you are
experiencing drift problems.
Contact your Minarik
representative before attempting adjustment.
The RG60U-PCM has a factory-set offset to guarantee stability in a
stopped motor. To calibrate the OFFSET trimpot:
1. Ensure that the input power is turned OFF.
2. Set the input signal to zero.
3. Set the OFFSET trimpot to the approximate midrange or 50%.
Note: This is a 25-turn potentiometer. After setting the trimpot
to zero full CCW, make 5 full rotations to reach midrange, or 50%.
4. Apply power and observe the motor.
5. If the motor shaft drifts, or slowly rotates with no signal applied,
adjust the OFFSET trimpot until the motor shaft stops. The
direction and amount of trimpot adjustment depends on the
direction of the shaft rotation and connection of the motor leads.
See Figure 20 on page 40 for OFFSET trimpot location.
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48
Troubleshooting
Warning
Dangerous voltages exist on the drive when it is powered.
When possible, disconnect the drive while troubleshooting.
High voltages can cause serious or fatal injury.
Before applying power
Check the following steps before proceeding:
1. The AC line voltage must be connected to the proper terminals.
2. Check that the voltage switches and jumpers are set correctly.
3. The motor must be rated for the drive’s rated armature voltage
and current.
4. Check that all terminal block connections are correct.
For additional assistance, contact your local Minarik distributor, or
the factory direct:
1-800-MINARIK (646-2745) or Fax: 1-800-394-6334
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Problem
Possible
Causes
Suggested
Solutions
Line fuse blows.
1. Line fuse is the
wrong size.
1. Check that the line
fuse is correct for the
motor size.
2. Motor cable or
armature is shorted
to ground.
2. Check motor cable
and armature for
shorts.
3. Nuisance tripping
caused by a
combination of
ambient conditions
and high-current
spikes (i.e.
reversing).
3. Add a blower to cool
the drive
components;
decrease FWD TQ
and REV TQ
settings, or resize
motor and drive for
actual load demand,
or check for
incorrectly aligned
mechanical
components or
“jams”.
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Troubleshooting
Problem
Possible
Causes
Suggested
Solutions
Line fuse does not blow,
but the motor does not
run.
1. Speed adjust
potentiometer or
speed reference
voltage is set to zero
speed.
1. Increase the speed
adjust potentiometer
setting or speed
reference voltage.
2. Speed adjust
potentiometer or
speed reference
voltage is not
connected to drive
input properly;
connections are
open.
2. Check connections to
input. Verify that
connections are not
open.
3. INHIBIT terminals are
shorted.
3. Remove the short
from the INHIBIT
terminals.
4. S2 is shorted to S0.
4. Remove short.
5. Drive is in current
limit.
5. Verify that motor is
not jammed.
Increase FWD TQ or
REV TQ setting if
they are set too low.
6. Drive is not receiving
AC line voltage.
6. Apply AC line voltage
to L1 and L2.
7. Motor is not
connected.
7. Connect motor to A1
and A2.
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Problem
Possible
Causes
Suggested
Solutions
Motor runs too fast.
MAX SPD not
calibrated.
Calibrate MAX SPD.
Motor will not reach the
desired speed.
1. MAX SPD setting is
too low.
1. Increase MAX SPD
setting.
2. IR COMP setting is
too low.
2. Increase IR COMP
setting.
3. Motor is overloaded.
3. Check motor load.
Resize the motor if
necessary.
4. Drive is in current
limit.
4. Verify torque
settings.
1. IR COMP is set too
high.
1. Adjust the IR COMP
setting slightly CCW
until the motor speed
stabilizes.
2. Motor bouncing in
and out of current
limit.
2. Make sure motor is
not undersized for
load; adjust FWD TQ
and REV TQ trimpot
CW.
Motor pulsates or
surges under load.
Wireless Irrigation Controller
“WIC”
Area Capture
Version 2.50
[Final Release Revision]
USER’S MANUAL
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Description:
Table of Contents
Page:
New features …………………………………………………………………….…………………………………………………..4
Key Concepts ……………..…………………………………………………………………………………………………..……..5
Terms & Definitions ……..……………………………………..…………………………………………………………………7
External Switch Definitions ………………………………………………..………………………………..…………...…..8
Diagnostics (testing) …………………………………………………………..……………………………………………....11
11 - Keypad
12 - Markers
12 - Input Switches
13 - Solenoids
13 - Motor
15 - Encoder
Set-Up ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………..…………………..16
System Set-Up Menu ………………………………………………………………………..…………............17
17 - Date/Clock
17 - Boom Name
17 - Initialize / Reset Crops & Areas
18 - Network Mask
19 - Pass-code
Motor Set-Up Menu …………………………………………………………………………….………............20
21 - Acceleration
22 - Deceleration
23 - Motion Error Timeout
24 - Motor Reversing
25 - Encoder Reversing
Boom Settings Menu …………………………………………………………………………..………............26
26 - Bay Length
28 - Set Position
28 - Parking Location
29 - Go-To Speed
29 - Rows (Configuration)
31 - Calibration
Operations (Crop Settings) ……………………………………………………………………………………………….….34
34 - Crop Menu (Passes & Watering)
36 - Auto Scheduling (Time Zones)
37 - Areas (Distances)
38 - Area Capture
Manual Run...…………………………………………………………………………………….………………………………..40
42 - Walk & Water
43 - Park Boom
43 - Quick Water
44 - Area Viewer
Auto Run ………………………………………………………………………………………………........................………45
Step / Stop / Water ……………………………………………………………………………….…………………………....46
Wireless Networking ….………………………………………………………………………………..………………………47
Troubleshooting and Support ………………………………………………………………………….……………...…..47
Wiring Diagrams …………………………………………………………………………………………………….……….…..49
Options &Upgrades ………………………………………………………………………………………………….………….52
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Cherry Creek Systems
2675 Akers Drive
Colorado Springs, CO 80922
Toll Free 877-558-3246
877
www.cherrycreeksystems.com
Dear Customer:
We would like to thank you for taking a bold step in greenhouse irrigation by
purchasing our “Area Capture
Capture” program! Although it might appear to be very
complex: the greatest possible care went into making this program as user
friendly as possible while still keep
keeping all the functionality that you have come to
expect.
There have been many chan
changes to our new program
rogram for our Wireless Irrigation
Controller.
ontroller. We believe that once you become familiar with all that this new
program has to offer you will be extremely pleased with how easily manageable
irrigating your crops has become.
We would welcome and encourage yyou
ou to make suggestions as to how we can
improve this User’s Manual.
anual. It is our intent to provide you with the highest
quality equipment and state
state-of-the-art
art watering systems, as well as first rate
technical
al follow up support.
If this is the 1st time setting up the Boom, please follow this order in
working through the manual:
1. Key Concepts
2. Diagnostics
3. Setup
Again, thank you for your business and we look forward to assisting you in any
way we can. Feel
eel free to give us a call, or contact us via e
email (see above).
above
Sincerely,
Cherry Creek Systems Team
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Updates & New Features for WIC 2.50
Wireless Irrigation Controller - 2.50 “Area Capture”
AREAS vs. JOBS:
One of our best features of this new program is the change in the architecture. Instead
of using Jobs; magnets that constantly need to be moved and readjusted when a crop
moves or gets replaced by another crop.
We now utilize Areas; user programmed distance/measurement, allowing greater
control over the various crops in a Bay.
SMART BOOM MOVEMENT:
The Boom only moves to the areas that need to be watered & parks where it’s
programmed. It no longer has to go from one end of the bay to another (Home to
Away, then back to Home) every time it makes one pass and doesn’t have to rest at the
“Home” position. This reduces wear and tear on the Boom and its moving parts, saving
time and money.
STEP/STOP/WATER:
Another very useful tool is the Step, Stop & Water function. It has the ability to move
the Boom to a user defined distance, then stop & water for a programmed amount of
time, then move onto the next user defined distance and continue. For example: you
can set-up large 12” pots in a checker-board pattern @ 18” centers, have the Boom
start at the first row of pots in the irrigation “Area”, then water every row of pots down
the Bay, all while continuing this same pattern.
WALK & WATER:
We have added the possibility to walk beside your Boom and water your crops by the
press of a button (optional remote hand-held controller). You can simply walk the Boom
to the Area that needs to be watered and turn on the solenoid(s).
MULTIPLE REMOTE CROP ACTIVATION VIA COMPUTER:
It is now possible to irrigate individual Crop Numbers using inputs from ARGUS™,
PRIVA™ or any other environmental controls. Please talk to your Cherry Creek
representative for more details on our Wireless Network System.
MULTIPLE TIMES PERIODS (ZONES) FOR CROPS:
You now have the option of assigning each crop up to Six (6) time periods or “Zones”
for irrigation. For example you can have Crop #1 water from 7:00 – 10:00 then again
at 13:00 – 15:00 without reprogramming every time.
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Key Concepts
*** Read this First! ***
Please follow this order when working through the manual and
setting up your Boom for the first time
time:
1. Key Concepts
2. Diagnostics
3. Setup
figure 1
Row:
A run in the greenhouse; usually left or right of
the center aisle. It can also be defined as the
number of solenoid “groupings” that are in the
bay. If there are 4 bench runs across the width
of the bay, then each bench could be assigned
its own row (1 mist & 1 water solenoid per
row). In figure 1 on the right, there are 2 rows
with a walkway running down the middle
middle.
1 Water & 1 Mist
Spray bar(s)
BOOM
= 2 rows
Solenoids 1 & 2
Area:
1 Water & 1 Mist
Spray bar(s)
Solenoids 3 & 4
An Area is a given distance within the bay (example: 0.00 Ft to 110.00 Ft) that
needs to be watered or misted by the Boom. Areas are programmed by the user
depending on
n the needed requirements. See figure 2 pg. 5
Crop:
Just as the name suggest
suggests! This allows the user to combine multiple “Areas”
into one “Crop” to minimize information input. In the example (fig. 2), Areas 1
and 3 on the right side (Row 1) would be a “Crop”. See figure 2 pg. 5
Time Zone:
This is a given period of time. The WIC uses a 24 hour format (military time):
time)
1:00 PM = 13:00
12:00 AM = 00:00
10:00 AM = 10:00
10:00 PM = 22:00
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Keypad:
0-9
E
B
F
C
D
= Data Entry
= Enter or Exit
= Up / Increase
= Down / Decrease
= Left / Forward
= Right / Back
Set Up and Cropping:
Basically, there are 4 steps:
1.
2.
3.
4.
Set up how many rows you have
Set up areas in each row
Assign a crop to each area
Give the Boom crop watering instructions
figure 2:
Area 6
= Crop 1 (areas 3 and 5)
Area 3
= Crop 2 (areas 2 and 4)
Area 5
= Crop 3 (areas 1 and 6)
Area 2
Area 4
Area 1
Let’s say you have 3 Crops, as laid out in the greenhouse above. Even though
Crop 1 is in 2 different areas, you don’t have to input 2 different programs. You
simply give Crop 1 watering instructions, and both programmed areas under
Crop 1 will receive the same watering regimens.
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Terms & Definitions:
Acceleration: Speed setting that controls how the Boom will initiate or “take off” when
starting a programmed irrigation cycle, as well as when the Boom turns around to initiate
another pass.
Area: The programmed Distance(s) that the Boom will execute the needed task.
Area Viewer: A list showing the Crops and their Rows & Areas for reference.
Auto Schedule: Uses Time Zones to start the appropriately programmed Crops.
Auto Run: The state the Boom is in when Auto Schedules are being executed.
Bay Calibration: The Boom needs to be calibrated to the length of the Bay in order for the
Boom to use distances to travel. * See Bay Calibration section *
Crop: This is a Group of Areas that will have the same water/spray treatment.
Deceleration: The setting that will allow the Boom to slow down as it approaches the ends
of the bay or the programmed sop/turn-around point.
FPM: Feet-Per-Minute; the speed that the Boom uses as a reference.
Go-To Speed: Speed that the Boom will travel to its programmed destination.
Idler Diameter: Diameter of the wheel that contacts the rail and spins the Encoder Cog;
used for speed, direction of motion and distance sensing.
Interval: Amount of time that the Boom waits in between Passes when using Auto
Schedules & Time Zones to initiate Crops.
Learn: Function allows the user to walk alongside the Boom using the keypad to toggle the
controller to “Learn” the starts/ends to the Areas under the Boom.
Markers: “Checkpoints” in the bay that will help to maintain the Boom’s Calibration (the
Crop Area Viewer allows the user to see the number of Markers & their distance). * This can
be a Limit Switch or Magnet Reader *
Manual Run: After Crops have been assigned the necessary Areas, the user can run the
Crops manually by using this menu. There are 2 ways to use Manual Run: one Crop at a
time or by using the Manual List feature.
Manual List: Allowing the user to program a List of Manual Crops that need to run. The List
will run in sequential order from Crop 1 thru 16.
Parking Location: The Boom can be set to Park at any location within the bay; parking
after the programs are finished, or the user presses Park.
Passes & Watering: The screen where the Crop functions are programmed.
Quick Water: Allows for a single Area to be programmed to water/spray.
Remote Start Function: Each Crop can be programmed to start using an external signal
source, such as an Environmental Control System, allowing the system to initiate the Boom
to execute the enabled Crops.
Row Configuration: Defined as “Rows”, this function will allow a Solenoid or series of
Solenoids to be assigned to an Area.
SSW: Step / Stop / Water (described in Updates & Features section)
Start from Home: Developed for the propagation grower. The Boom will Start from Home
on every Pass programmed to run in that Crop. This allows the user full control over the
amount of water/spray that the cuttings or plugs in that Crop are receiving. This works well
when using the Automatic Start feature to water/spray at different Time Intervals.
Time Zones: The programmed times that Auto Schedules will start and stop.
Walk & Water: Allows user to Walk with Boom and turn on and off solenoid valves at
needed distances and Water/spray without having to program a “Crop”.
Water Time (step/stop/water): The amount of time that the Boom will stop & water
(activate solenoids) when using the Step/Stop/Water feature.
Wireless Networking Function: Allows the WIC to be controlled by a Network
Accumulator via any available WIFI signal. * Ask a CCS team member for more details *
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External Switch Definitions

SW1 –Marker Whisker limit (or magnetic) sense switch (mandatory).

SW2 – Home magnetic sense switch (mandatory).

SW3 – Away magnetic sense switch (mandatory).

SW4 – Jobbing magnetic sense switch.
Used to save the position in which the Bay Markers are detected. The stored position will
define a “checkpoint” for the controller to keep its position accurate if it ever gets lost
between Markers.
The Boom will stop at the programmed distance after the Home point sensor detects a
magnet. This keeps the calibration of the Home position.
The Boom will stop at the programmed distance after the Away point sensor detects a
magnet. This keeps the calibration of the Away position.
*** Used for the JOBBING Program Only; NOT Area Capture ***
This switch will be used to “sense” the JOB magnets and tell the controller when to
change the Boom’s operation as programmed by the user.
 SW5 - Collision Switch.
This switch input must be closed at all times to allow the Boom to run. The inputs may
be connected to an object detection (IR Sensor) or Collision Switch that will open the
normally closed circuit when an object is detected in the path of the Boom. A simple
jumper wire between the SW5 & GRD terminal connections may be used to keep the
switch permanently closed which will allow the Boom to run.
 SW6 – Remote Auto Start Switch.
Used in conjunction with a 24VAC Relay to start the Boom “Remotely” via an
Environmental Control System (Priva, Argus, Wadsworth, etc.)
 SW7 – Remote Home Switch.
Used to move the Boom in the Home direction with a Boom Walk Switch. The
remote away switch (SW8) is required to operate the Boom in the remote mode. Refer
to SW8 description for the operation and function of SW7.
 SW8 - Remote Away Switch.
Used to move the Boom in the Away direction with a Boom Walk Switch. The Boom
can be moved using the remote home and away switch option. When the Boom is
stopped/idle, pressing the switch in either direction will start the Boom moving at 10
Feet Per Minute (FPM) in the respective direction. Pressing the switch in this direction
again will increase the speed by 10FPM. If the switch is pressed repetitively, the speed
may be increased up to 150FPM. To slow down the Boom, press the switch in the other
direction and the boom will slow down by 10FPM until it comes to a stop.
 IN 1 / IN 2 / GRD / +NRV - Proximity sensor.
Used for the Boom’s Encoder to detect Speed, Distance and Motion. The sensors get
their power from the 18V+ power that comes from +NRV.
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WIC Parts List:
330-0001
– WIC Controller - Complete Assembly
- w/ display, keypad & DC power supply; mounted in box w/ lid & screws
330-0006
– WIC DC Power Supply Board – Internal (Standard)
- Used to power the motor that the WIC is controlling
330-0008
– WIC Main Board only w/out display
- NO display, keypad, DC power supply or box/lid
330-0010
– WIC External DC Motor Control Board Assembly – Minarik
- Mounted in Watertight Plastic Box w/ lid
330-0016
– WIC 4-20mA Interface Board
- Necessary for use w/ Minarik External MCB
330-0017
– WIC Main Board w/ display
- NO keypad, DC power supply or box/lid
330-0018
– WIC LCD Display Enhancer
- Brightens the screen on the display if the screen has black blocks behind
the characters/digits
330-0019
– WIC EZ Downloader Device
- Allows the user to install upgrades on the WIC
330-0020
– WIC Keypad
- Used to interface w/ the WIC
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Main Menu:
*** To get to the Main Menu from almost any screen,
press “E” repeatedly. ***
BOOM NAME
WIC – 2.50
1= MANUAL
2= AUTO
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02:16:01
3= SETUP
4= DIAGS
Diagnostics
If it is the first time setting up the Boom, it is highly recommended that
you go through the diagnostic menu, BEFORE YOU SET-UP YOUR
BOOM. This process will insure all of the inputs are functioning
properly and that nothing was damaged during shipping.
* The best way to get thru the Diagnostics process is to work backwards through the
menu. Starting with the Keypad test, and ending with the Motor & Motion tests. *
*** To get to the Main Menu from almost any screen,
press “E” repeatedly. ***
1. From Main menu press 4 (DIAGS)
Diagnostics Menu:
DIAG MENU E = EXIT
1= MOTOR & MOTION
2=SWITCHES/SOLENOIDS
3=MARKERS 4=KEYPAD
Quick Menu/
Keypad Number
Reference
Keypad test
(Main Menu, Press 4, Press 4)
In this menu you can press each key to check if all the keys are working.
1. From Main menu press 4 (DIAGS)
2. From the Diagnostics menu press 4 (KEYPAD):
KEYPAD TEST E=EXIT
KEY =
3. Press any keys on the keypad to see them displayed on the screen.
4. Press the “E” key repeatedly to return to Main menu.
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Markers (Calibration Check-Points)
* Described in the Definitions section *
(Main, 4, 3)
*** Skip this menu until the Boom is Calibrated; numbers will automatically show up on
the screen after Calibration. Use this screen for reference & diagnostics ***
1. From the Main menu press 4
2. From the Diagnostics menu press 3 (MARKERS):
MARKER TABLE 1 (AWAY)
---.-- FT
M02: ---.-- FT
M03: ---.-- FT
M01:
(0)
(0)
(0)
3. Press “C” or “D” to switch between the Home & Away. Press “B” or “F” to
scroll between Marker numbers. After Calibration, both tables should
contain the same number of Markers, even if they’re different distances.
4. Press “E” to Exit and Save.
________________________________________________________
Input Switches (sensors)
(Main, 4, 2, 2)
* In this menu you can check to see if the Boom’s Proximity (speed) Sensors for
the Encoder and Magnet Readers are working properly. *
1. From the Main menu press 4
2. From the Diagnostics menu press 2 (SWITCHES/SOLENOIDS):
3. Press 2 for Input Switches
Sensors / Switches
1 = Marker
SWITCH TEST
E=EXIT
2 = Home
SW
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
3 = Away
SW = 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
4 = Job (NOT for use with “Areas”)
5 = Collision (optional; always on)
MARKER
000 003
6 = Remote Start (Environmental Control)
7 = Go Home (Walk Switch)
8 = Go Away (Walk Switch)
4. Magnet Readers – You should have 2 magnet readers on your Boom.
Home & Away. The Home Sensor will be on one side of the Boom
(pointed at the rail) and the Away Sensor will be on the other side (also
pointed at the rail). To check readers #2 & #3 wave a magnet in front of
each one. You should see the display show a “1” under Switch #2 or “1”
under Switch #3.
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5. The “1” under Switch “5” will always appear, unless the Collision Sensor is
used. When a “0” appears under the Switch # this indicates that the
switch is either inactive or not functional.
* For more information on the switch failures please reference the
“Trouble Shooting” page for more info *
6. Marker Whisker Limit Switch – There will be a “Whisker” Limit switch
on one side of the Boom. This is used to save the position in which the
Bay Markers are detected. The stored position will define a “checkpoint”
for the controller to keep its position accurate if it ever gets lost between
Markers. Clicking the “Whisker” on the Limit switch will show a number
“1” under Switch #1 if it is functional. This switch is VERY important for
the Calibration Process and must be functional.
7. Press the “E” key repeatedly to return to Main menu
_______________________________________________________
Solenoids
(Main, 4, 2, 1)
1. From the Main menu press 4 (DIAGS)
2. From the Diagnostics menu press 2 (SWITCHES/SOLENOIDS):
3. Press “1” to go to the Solenoid Test screen:
SOLENOID TEST E=EXIT
SOL
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
SOL = 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
SOL 1 = ROWS 01
4. Press the “1” through “8” keys to alternately turn on and off the
respective solenoid valves; water should appear as the keys are pressed.
5. Press the “E” key repeatedly to return to Main menu.
________________________________________________________
Motor & Motion Tests
(Main, 4, 1)
1. From the Main menu press 4 (DIAGS)
2. From the Diagnostics menu press 1 (MOTOR & MOTION):
MOTION TESTS E=EXIT
1 = BOOM GO TO TEST
2 = BASIC MTR 3 = PARK
4 = POSITION ENCODER
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________________________________________________________
1. Press “1” to go into BOOM GO-TO TEST
** The Boom Go-To test is a good way to check if the Boom is calibrated
and accurate. When the Go-To Test is executed, the Boom will travel to
the programmed distance and stop. **
BOOM GO TO TEST
A = GO
E = EXIT
000.0 FPM HOM 000F 00IN
GOTO: 010.00 B/F = SPD
2. Program the distance that the Boom needs to “Go-To” and press A to Go.
The Boom will travel to that distance and stop.
3. Press “E” to Exit back to the Motor & Motion menu.
________________________________________________________
1. Press “2” to enter the BASIC MOTOR TEST.
** The Basic Motor Test (diagnostics) is a good way to check the Motor
function. When the Basic Motor Test is executed, the Boom will travel in the
programmed direction, at the programmed speed until the user either changes
direction and speed or stops the Boom. **
MOTOR DIAG: 044.36FT
PWR: 10.0% DIR: HOME
C=+.5 D= -.5% EXIT=E
B=+10 F= -10% DIR=A
2.
3.
4.
5.
Press “A” to change direction.
Rress “B” to increase speed by 10.0% or “C” to increase speed by 0.5%.
Press “F” to decrease speed by 10.0% or “D” to decrease speed by 0.5%.
Press “E” to stop and Exit back to the Motor & Motion menu.
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1. Press “3” to enter the BOOM PARK.
2. If a PARK location is set under “BOOM SETTINGS” then the Boom will
park at the programmed distance and return the Main menu.
THE BOOM IS PARKING
AT 005.00 FEET
100.00FPM HOM 046F 07IN
0,E = EXIT
3. If a PARK function is not desired, press “E” to exit and return to the Motor
& Motion menu.
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1. Press “4” to enter the POSITION ENCODER.
** The Position Encoder test (diagnostics) is a good way to check the
Boom’s Encoder function. When the Position Encoder Test is executed, the
Boom will travel in the programmed direction, at the programmed speed
until the user either changes direction and speed or stops the Boom. **
*** Motion Errors and/or Sensor Inputs will NOT function in this
menu. This is NOT a good way to move the Boom within of the
Bay; this is ONLY to test the function of the Encoder and its
Position (tic & error count). ***
ENCODER DIAGNOSTICS
PWR: 10.0% DIR=HOME
025.0FPM AWY 005F 01IN
TICS: 00265 ERRS: 0001
2. Press “A” to change direction. Then press “B” or “C” to increase speed and
press “F” or “D” to decrease speed.
3. When running in the Boom in the Home direction, the bottom left “TICS”
number should decrease, or go into a negative number. When the Boom
is going in the Away direction, the TICS should increase. If this is NOT the
case, then the Encoder must be reversed in “ENCODER REVERSING”
menu under “MOTOR SETUP”.
4. Also when running the Boom under the “Encoder Position” menu, the
bottom right of the screen will show “ERRS” (errors), which means that
the Encoder is not counting Tics correctly. If this is the case, the Proximity
Sensors need to be adjusted closer to the Encoder Cog.
Please contact CCS to further understand the Encoder and its function.
5. Press “E” to Exit and return to the Main Menu.
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Set-Up
If you are setting up for the first time, please go through
your diagnostics menu first, before proceeding with Setup.
There
1.
2.
3.
4.
are 4 items under the SET-UP menu.
Crop Settings
Boom Settings
System
Motor
In this “Set-Up” section, we will start with the System Set-Up and work our
way through the other sections as they apply. This is the easiest way to
“Initialize” the WIC Controller.
From the Main Menu press 3 for SETUP MENU
SETUP MENU
E=EXIT
1= CROP SETTINGS
2= BOOM SETTINGS
3= SYSTEM
4= MOTOR
Press 3 for SYSTEM Settings, the Controller will prompt a Pass-code to be
inputted by the user. The factory set default Pass-code is 0000 (four Zeros).
*** To change the Pass-code, refer to the “Pass-code” section of the “System
Set-Up” menu ***
ENTER PASS CODE:
E = EXIT
****
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System Set-Up
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Boom Name (for use with Wireless Accumulator)
(Main, 3, 3, 1)
1.
2.
3.
4.
From Main Menu press 3
From Set-Up Menu press 3 (SYSTEM)
Enter Pass Code (0000 by Default)
From the System Set-up menu press 1 (NAME)
ENTER WIC NAME
NAME: BOOM – 001
S/N: NI060356
WIC – W2.XX
E= EXIT
5. The default name will be the WIC Serial Number.
6. To change, use the “B” & “F” keys to scroll through the characters,
and use the “C” & “D” keys to move to the next character.
7. Press “E” to Save and Exit.
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Date / Clock (used for Time-Based Auto Start)
(Main, 3, 3, 2)
1.
2.
3.
4.
From Main menu press 3
From Setup menu press 3
Enter Pass Code (0000 by Default)
From the System Set-up menu press 2 (DATE)
SET SYSTEM DATE/TIME
C/D=MOVE 0-9=CHANGE
A=CANCEL
E=SAVE
12/22/2010 04:12:26
5. Using a 24 hour clock (Military time), input the Actual Date/Time using
the “0” through “9” keys. To zero the digits, press the “0” key several
times. Notice the last line of text will change as numbers are entered.
6. Press the “E” to Save the Actual Date/Time & to go to System Set-Up.
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Network Mask (for use with Wireless Accumulator)
(Main, 3, 3, 2, 1)
1.
2.
3.
4.
From Main menu press 3
From Setup menu press 3
Enter Pass Code (0000 by Default)
From the System Set-up menu press 3 (NETWORK)
SET NETWORK MASK
CURRENT: 255
NEW: 020
0-9, B/F= CHANGE E=SAVE
5. This menu is for setting a “Network Mask” (a value from 1 to 255) that
will identify this particular Boom to the given Network Accumulator.
Please contact CCS for further details and clarification.
6. Press “E” to Save and the Network Speed Menu will appear.
SET NETWORK SPEED
1 = 19200 LONG RANGE
2 = 38400 MID RANGE
CURRENT = 38400 E=SAVE
7. Press necessary key for Wireless Baud rate that applies to your
Wireless Systems “Stream-Card”.
Please contact CCS for further details and clarification.
8. Press “E” to Save and the Network Repeat Menu will appear.
SET NETWORK REPEAT
0 = DISABLE REPEATER
1 = ENABLE REPEATER
REPEAT = OFF
E=SAVE
9. If multiple systems exist in a Network, it may be necessary to use the
“Repeater Function” to assure that all the systems in the Network
have wireless coverage. This function is required in most installations
of a Wireless-Multi-System configuration.
Please contact CCS for further details and clarification.
10. Press “E” to Save and Exit.
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Pass-code
Pass-code Master Reset:
(Main, 3, 3, 4)
1.
2.
3.
4.
8B9A
From Main menu press 3
From Setup menu press 3
Enter Pass Code (0000 by Default)
From System Setup menu press 4 (PASSCODE)
ENTER PASSCODE
NEW: 1234
CURRENT: 0000
F =CANCEL E =SAVE
5. Enter any 4-digit Pass-code and press “E” to Exit & Save.
*** Write the pass-code down on the inside of the cover of this Manual ***
6. Press “E” to Save and Exit.
Initialization
(Main, 3, 3, 5)
* Described in the Definitions section *
*** Used to erase and reset your Crop and Area settings ***
1.
2.
3.
4.
From Main menu press 3
From Setup menu press 3
Enter Pass Code (0000 by Default)
From System Setup menu press 5 (INITIALIZE)
INITIALIZE CROPS E=EXIT
1= RESET CROPS
2= RESET BOOM SETTINGS
3= REBOOT CONTROLLER
1. Press “1” to Reset CROPS. This screen will appear:
INITIALIZE
E =EXIT
RESET CROPS
CROP NUMBER 01
2. All Crops (1 thru 16) will be reset to Zero.
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INITIALIZE CROPS
E=EXIT
1= RESET CROPS
2= RESET BOOM SETTINGS
3= REBOOT CONTROLLER
1. Press “2” to Reset BOOM SETTINGS. This screen will appear:
RESET BOOM
E =EXIT
1=INIT BOOM SETTINGS
2=RESET BOOM SETTNGS
3=REBOOT CONTROLLER
2. Press “1” to Initialize the Booms settings back to factory defaults.
3. Press “E” to Exit & Save.
INITIALIZE CROPS/AREAS
1= RESET CROPS
2= RESET AREAS
3= REBOOT CONTROLLER
1. Press “3” to REBOOT Controller. This screen will appear:
-
SOFT RESET
-
CHECKING BOOM SETUP
BAY SETUP - OK
CROP SETUP - OK
2. The Controller will be Reset and will return to the Main menu.
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Motor Set-Up
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In this section, the user will go over the Motor Set-Up and work through the
corresponding sections as they apply.
1. From the Main Menu press 3 for SETUP MENU
SETUP MENU
E=EXIT
1= CROP SETTINGS
2= BOOM SETTINGS
3= SYSTEM
4= MOTOR
2. Press 4 for MOTOR Setup, the Controller will prompt a Pass-code to be
inputted by the user. The factory set default Pass-code is 0000.
MOTOR SETUP
E=EXIT
1= ACCEL
2=TIMEOUT
2= MOTOR REVERSING
4= ENCODER REVERSING
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Acceleration
(Main, 3, 4, 1)
1.
2.
3.
4.
* Described in the Definitions section *
From Main Menu press 3
From Set-Up Menu press 4 (MOTOR)
Enter Pass Code (0000 by Default)
From the Motor Set-Up menu press 1 (ACCEL)
SET ACCELERATION
POWER: 5%
NEW: 5% A= TEST
0-9, B/F=CHNG E=SAVE
5. Enter desired Acceleration Rate. This function will be very specific to
the user and their application, as well as to each System.
CCS recommends the following systems be set to (%):
a. Tower / Walk Boom: 10-20%
b. Double Rail Boom: 5-15%
c. Single Rail Boom: 0-10%
Acceleration can be set accordingly so that when the Boom turns
around at the ends, it does not struggle to get in motion again. If the
Boom is having trouble turning around or goes into “Motion Error”
when starting a programmed Crop & Area, then turn the Acceleration
UP. If the Boom seems to lurch forward at an undesired rate, then
slow the Acceleration DOWN.
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6. To change, use the “0-9” keys to enter the desired percentage of
Acceleration. The “B” & “F” keys can be used to increase and decrease
the Acceleration by 1% at a time. Press “A” to Test if necessary.
7. Press “E” to Save and go to the Deceleration Menu.
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Deceleration
(Main, 3, 4, 1, E)
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
* Described in the Definitions section *
From Main Menu press 3
From Set-Up Menu press 4 (MOTOR)
Enter Pass Code (0000 by Default)
From the Motor Set-Up menu press 1 (ACCEL)
Press “E” in the Acceleration Menu to go to the Deceleration Menu
SET DECELERATIONS
000-025FPM = 1.0F
RANGE 1
A= TEST
0-9, B/F=CHNG E=SAVE
6. Deceleration Rates are set up so that there can be 4 different “Ranges”
of Speeds and coordinating Distances. These ”Ranges” will be very
specific to the user and their application, as well as to each System.
By pressing “C” in this menu, the Deceleration Ranges will be set to
the factory default settings. This will bring up all 4 Ranges and assign
them the following settings:
Range 1: 0-25FPM = 1.0 feet of Deceleration
Range 2: 25-50FPM = 2.0 feet of Deceleration
Range 3: 50-100FPM = 4.0 feet of Deceleration
Range 4: 100-150FPM = 6.0 feet of Deceleration
7. To change, use the “B” & “F” keys to scroll the cursor to the setting
that needs to be changed; note the cursor will move to the next Range
when “F” is pressed and back when “B” is pressed. Use the “0-9” keys
to enter the desired Speeds and coordinating Distances for
Deceleration. Press “A” to Test if necessary.
8. If the plants media is too wet or too dry at the end of the bay, then
the Deceleration can be set accordingly so that when the Boom starts
to slow down at the end of the programmed Crop or Area, the user
can compensate for either condition. If the ends are too dry, then
extend the Deceleration distance at the desired Watering speed to be
longer. If the edges are too saturated (wet) then shorten the
Deceleration distance at the desired Watering speed to be shorter.
This function is very useful when growing cuttings or plugs where dry
edges are unacceptable.
9. Press “E” to Save and go back to the Motor Setup menu.
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Timeout (Motion Error timing)
(Main, 3, 4, 2)
1.
2.
3.
4.
From Main menu press 3
From Setup menu press 4 (MOTOR)
Enter Pass Code (0000 by Default)
From the System Set-up menu press 2 (TIMEOUT)
SET MOTION ERR TIME
CURRENT: 04 SECONDS
NEW: 05 SECONDS
0-9, B/F=CHNG E=SAVE
5. Timeout is used to increase or decrease the amount of time that the
Boom will increase power to the Motor before “timing-out” and going
into “Motion Error”. This is useful for getting the Boom past objects on
the rails, such as a weld. The user must be careful not to extend the
time-out too far, as this can cause damage to the Motors and the
Motor function on controller. A CCS preferred range is between 4 to 6
seconds. If any other range is desired, please contact CCS TechWICal
Support to discuss the necessary end result.
*** CCS will not guarantee the Motors / Drivers if the timeout is set
too high; please use caution and/or call CCS for clarification***
6. To change, use the “0-9” keys to enter the desired range in Seconds.
“B” & “F” keys can be used to increase and decrease the Timeout by 1
second at a time.
7. Press “E” to Save and go back to the Motor Setup menu.
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Motor Reversing
(Main, 3, 4, 3)
1.
2.
3.
4.
From Main menu press 3
From Setup menu press 4 (MOTOR)
Enter Pass Code (0000 by Default)
From the System Set-up menu press 3 (MOTOR REVERSING)
SET MOTOR REVERSING
CURRENTLY: OFF
SET TO: ON A= TEST
0/1, B/F =CHNG E=NEXT
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5. This function is used to change the Motor direction to the desired
Home and Away as specified by the user. If the Boom is installed and
is going “Home”, when in fact it is supposed to be going in the “Away”
direction (or vice-versa), then the Motor needs to be reversed.
6. To check the current Motor directions, as set by the factory, press “A”
to go into the Test menu. The user can come back and change the
setting to the desired direction after it is tested. The following Warning
screen will be seen. Wait 3 seconds & this will automatically disappear.
ENCODER DIAGNOSTICS
***WARNING***
NO AUTO STOP AT
ENDS OF BAY
ENC
T1: 63 T2: 63
PWR: .0% DIR: HOME
000.0FPM HOM 000.0F
TICS: 00000 ERRS: 0000
Note: The 4th line will flash
back and forth between Tics
& Errors and Keypad options
7. Press “A” to change direction of travel and press “B” to increase speed
and “F” to decrease speed. If the Boom is traveling in the Home
direction (as stated by the screen) and it is the same as the User’s
desired direction of Home, then no change needs to be made. If the
Boom is NOT traveling in the proper direction as desired, then press
“E” to Exit and go back into the Motor Reversing menu.
8. Press 0 to turn the Motor Reversing OFF, and press 1 to turn the Motor
Reversing ON. For clarification, call CCS Tech Support.
9. Press “E” to Save and return to the Motor Setup menu.
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Encoder Reversing
(Main, 3, 4, 4)
1.
2.
3.
4.
From Main menu press 3
From Setup menu press 4 (MOTOR)
Enter Pass Code (0000 by Default)
From the System Set-up menu press 4 (ENCODER REVERSING)
SET ENCODR REVERSING
CURRENTLY: OFF
SET TO: ON A= TEST
0/1, B/F =CHNG E=NEXT
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5. This function is used to change the Encoder direction to correspond to
the Motor direction. This is vital as it will impact the function of the
Encoder and will assure a proper Calibration process.
6. To check the current Encoder direction, press “A” to go into the Test
menu. The user can come back and change the setting to the desired
direction after it is tested. The following Warning screen will be seen.
Wait 3 seconds & this will automatically disappear.
ENCODER DIAGNOSTICS
***WARNING***
NO AUTO STOP AT
ENDS OF BAY
ENC
T1: 63 T2: 63
PWR: .0% DIR: HOME
000.0FPM HOM 000.0F
TICS: 00000 ERRS: 0000
Note: The 4th line will flash
back and forth between Tics
& Errors and Keypad options
7. Press “0” three times to Zero-out the Tics and Errors. Press “A” to
change direction of travel and press “B” to increase speed and “F” to
decrease speed. If the Boom is traveling in the Home direction (as
stated by the screen), then the “Tics” (shown on the last line of text)
should be decreasing. If the Boom is traveling in the Away
direction, then the “Tics” should be increasing. Note: when starting
from Zero & the Boom is traveling in the Home direction, a negative
sign should appear in front of the Tics and they will start increasing
toward the negative side. If the Tics are NOT DECREASING when
traveling in the Home direction and NOT INCREASING when traveling
in the Away direction, then the Encoder needs to be reversed. Press
“E” to Exit and go back into the Encoder Reversing menu.
8. If the line that shows “ERRS” (Errors) has any numerical factor to it,
then something in the Encoder need attention.
For clarification, call CCS Tech Support.
9. Press 0 to turn the Encoder Reversing OFF, and press 1 to turn the
Encoder Reversing ON.
For clarification, call CCS Tech Support.
10. Press “E” to Save and return to the Motor Setup menu.
11. Press “E” again to Exit to the Main menu.
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Boom Settings
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In this section, the user will go over the Boom Settings and work through the
corresponding sections as they apply.
From the Main Menu press 3 for SETUP MENU
SETUP MENU
E=EXIT
1= CROP SETTINGS
2= BOOM SETTINGS
3= SYSTEM
4= MOTOR
Press 2 for BOOM Settings, the Controller will prompt a Pass-code to be inputted
by the user. The factory –set default Pass-code is 0000 (four Zeros).
*** To change the Pass-code, refer to the “Pass-code” section of the
“System Set-Up” menu (pg. 19) ***
ENTER PASS CODE:
E = EXIT
****
Boom Set-Up Screen:
BOOM SETUP
E=EXIT
1=LENGTH
2=SET POS
3=PARKING 4=SPEED
5=ROWS 6=CALIBRATE
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Bay Length
(Main, 3, 2, 1)
1.
2.
3.
4.
From Main Menu press 3
From Set-Up Menu press 2 (BOOM SETTINGS)
Enter Pass Code (0000 by Default)
From the BOOM Set-Up menu press 1 (LENGTH)
SET BAY LENGTH
0-9= DATA
E= SAVE
LENGTH: 144.00 FEET
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5. “Bay Length” is the total length that the Boom will travel on the rails
to irrigate/move in the bay. This factor is set-up from Absolute Home
to Absolute Away. It is important that this factor is as close to the
actual bay length as possible, so that the Boom knows what to travel
as a true “foot” (or Meter) in length.
6. Press “B” or “F” to change the Unit of Measure from Feet to Meters.
7. Enter the Bay Length using the “0-9” keys for input.
8. Press “E” to go to the Set Home Position screen.
SET HOME POSITION
0-9= DATA
E= SAVE
HOME: 002.00 FEET
9. Enter the Home Position using the 0-9 keys for input.
* Follow the directions for Home & Away Magnet placement section (pg. 32) *
10. Press “E” to go to the Set Away Position screen.
SET AWAY POSITION
0-9= DATA
E= SAVE
HOME: 142.00 FEET
11. Enter the Away Position using the 0-9 keys; the Away Position input
is the total distance (in feet) from Zero to the Away magnet.
* Follow the directions for Home & Away Magnet placement section (pg. 32) *
12. Press “E” to go to the Bay Length Display screen.
NEW LENGTH: 144.00 F
HOME MARK: 002.00 F
AWAY MARK: 142.00 F
028.64 TICS/FT E=SAVE
If the Bay Length is
inputted properly, then the
math will work out from top
to bottom and vice-versa.
Ex: 144 – 2 = 142
13. Press “E” to Save and Exit back to Boom Setup menu.
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Set Position
(Main, 3, 2, 2)
1.
2.
3.
4.
*** This function is not needed on Set-up, but
more for re-positioning the Booms distance
reading if it gets out of Calibration. ***
From Main Menu press 3
From Set-Up Menu press 2 (BOOM SETTINGS)
Enter Pass Code (0000 by Default)
From the BOOM Set-Up menu press 2 (SET POS)
SET POSITION E=SAVE
0-9= DATA B,F=MOVE
CURRENT POS: 042.09
TICS: 06780 IN BAY
5. Set Position is one way to get the Boom back on track if the Boom
somehow losses it Position in the Bay. (i.e.; has to be picked off the
rails and moved)
6. Use the “0-9” keys to input the Boom’s Position in the bay.
7. Press “E” to go to the Bay Length Display screen.
NEW LENGTH: 144.00 F
HOME MARK: 002.00 F
AWAY MARK: 142.00 F
028.64 TICS/FT E=SAVE
*** After re-setting the Position in the Bay, go to Motor Motion Test and move Boom
3’ (feet) in either direction to ensure the Boom’s Encoder is counting Tics ***
8. Press “E” again to Save and Exit.
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Parking Location
(Main, 3, 2, 3)
1.
2.
3.
4.
* Described in the Definitions section *
From Main Menu press 3
From Set-Up Menu press 2 (BOOM SETTINGS)
Enter Pass Code (0000 by Default)
From the BOOM Set-Up menu press 3 (PARKING)
SET PARKING LOCATION
PARK AFTER
CROP RUN? NO
0/1= CHANGE E= NEXT
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5. If the Parking Function is NOT desired, leave the prompt on “NO”.
6. To set Parking Location, press “1” to scroll to “YES”.
7. Press “E” to go to the Set Parking screen:
SET PARKING LOCATION
CURRENT LOC: 000.00
NEW LOC: 098.00
0-9= CHANGE E= NEXT
8. Use the “0-9” keys to input a desired Parking Location.
9. Press “E” to Save and Exit back to Boom Setup menu.
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Go-To Speed
(Main, 3, 2, 4)
1.
2.
3.
4.
* Described in the Definitions section *
From Main Menu press 3
From Set-Up Menu press 2 (BOOM SETTINGS)
Enter Pass Code (0000 by Default)
From the BOOM Set-Up menu press 4 (SPEED)
SET GO-TO SPEED
CURRENT: 075 PFM
NEW: 085 FPM
0/9, B/F=CHNG E=SAVE
5. Use the “0-9” keys to input a desired Go-To Speed.
6. Press “E” to Save and Exit back to Boom Setup menu.
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Row Configuration
(Main, 3, 2, 5)
1.
2.
3.
4.
* Described in the Definitions section *
From Main Menu press 3
From Set-Up Menu press 2 (BOOM SETTINGS)
Enter Pass Code (0000 by Default)
From the BOOM Set-Up menu press 5 (ROW)
SET THE NUMBER OF
ROWS UNDER THE BOOM
ROWS: 4
PRESS E TO CONTINUE
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5. Use the “1-8” keys to input a desired Number of Rows.
6. Press “E” to continue to the Solenoid/Row Assignment screen:
SOLENOID/ROW
E=EXIT
B/F SCROLL
1-8=CHNG
SOL
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
ROW1 =1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
7. Press the “1” through “8” keys to alternately turn on and off the
respective Solenoid valves. Press “F”, go to the next Row Assignment.
Press “B” to go to the previous Row Assignment.
8. Press “E” to Save and Exit back to Boom Setup menu.
*** A Row is a strip of plants/benches that runs the length of the bay. The
Row Assignment has to be set up in conjunction with the spray/mist bars under
the Boom. Each Row can have any solenoid configuration assigned to it. ***
Below are a few examples:
Water/Mist
Spray bar(s)
Boom
Water / Mist
Spray bar(s)
Water
Spray bar
= 2 rows
Solenoids 1 and 2
Water
Spray bar
Boom
= 1 row
solenoids 3 and 4
solenoid 1
solenoid 1
Double Rail / Tower Boom
Single Rail Boom
Double Rail / Tower / Walk Boom
Water / Mist
Spray bar(s)
Boom
Water / Mist
Spray bar(s)
= 4 rows
solenoids 1 and 2
solenoids 3 and 4
solenoids 5 and 6
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solenoids 7 and 8
*** Before beginning the Bay Calibration Process, it is necessary to
move the Boom between the Home magnet and the first Marker ***
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Bay Calibration
* Described in the Definitions section *
(Main, 3, 2, 6)
* There are 2 types of Bay Calibration; Manual & Auto. Auto Calibration is recommended
under “Normal” circumstances. Manual Calibration not recommended; as results can vary. *
1.
2.
3.
4.
From Main Menu press 3
From Set-Up Menu press 2 (BOOM SETTINGS)
Enter Pass Code (0000 by Default)
From the BOOM Set-Up menu press 6 (CALIBRATE)
SELECT CAL TYPE
1=MANUAL CALIBRATION
2=AUTO CALIBRATION
E= CANCEL
5. The Home & Away (& Marker; if used) magnets should be placed on
the rail at this time. The Home & Away Magnets and should be placed
no more than 24” ahead of where you want the actual Home and
Away to be. But the distance can be any number between 6” (0.5 FT)
& 24” (2.0 FT). This allows the Boom time to slow down to a stop. Any
number over 24” (2.0 FT) may allow the Boom’s calibration to get off.
The Home & Away magnets should be placed at the programmed
distance from Absolute Home & Away to ensure proper calibration.
*** It is necessary that the Marker (Whisker) Switch contacts every Marker
as the Boom travels up and down the bay. The Marker Switch cannot hit a
Marker on the outside of Home or Away magnets. This will cause the
Calibration to work improperly. ***
The Boom’s Total Travel Distance (Length)
Absolute “End-of-Bay” stops (recommended)
Actual Home
Away Magnet Placement
Home Magnet Placement
24”
Actual Away
24”
Steel Rail
Steel Rail
Markers in Bay
Marker switch may NOT be activated in
this area or Calibration will not work
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Marker switch may NOT be activated in
this area or Calibration will not work
After setting up the magnets, get back to the controller to finish the Calibration process.
6. Press “2” for Auto Calibration. Next screen will prompt for the
Encoder Idler Wheel Size:
AUTO BOOM CALIBRATE
SELECT BOOM WHEEL SIZE
1= 1-2.5 INCH WHEELS
2= 3-6 INCH WHEELS
7. Press the “1” key for 1 to 2.5 inch Idler wheel diameter
 (Single & Double Rail Boom; 1st WIC Tower Boom [2006-2008])
Press the “2” key for 3 to 6 inch Idler wheel diameter
 (Tower / Walkthrough / Truss Boom’s)
Upon pressing the proper Idler Size key, the Boom will travel towards
Home until it sees the Home Marker magnet. The screen will show:
THE BOOM IS PARKING
AT 000.00 FEET
075 FPM
HOME 006.77
0, E = EXIT
8. After seeing the Home Marker magnet, the Boom will reverse
direction and travel toward the Away Marker Position. The screen will
show:
AWAY BOOM CALIBRATE
E=EXIT
TIC: 026589 023.60 T/S
HOME MK:0 AWAY MK:15
9. Once the Boom sees the Away Marker magnet the Boom will stop
for a moment, reverse direction and return back to the Home position,
the following screen should appear:
HOME BOOM CALIBRATE
E=EXIT
TIC: 032659 023.60 T/S
HOME MK:3 AWAY MK:15
To review, the Boom will:
- Move towards Home position until it locates the Home magnet…
- Move to locate the Away magnet at the other end of your bay…
- Move to locate the Home magnet again and stop.
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10. After seeing the Home Marker magnet again, the Boom will stop. The
Boom Calibration is now complete and the following screen should
appear:
CALIBRATION COMPLETE
* If this screen does not appear, the calibration was not successful *
11. The WIC will return back to the Boom Setup screen automatically.
12.CCS recommends that the User goes into the Marker Viewer Menu
to view the Markers and their placement. Note: “Markers” section.
13.If “E” is pressed during the Calibration process, the Boom will Pause
and prompt the user on their decision to cancel Calibration. If
cancelation is desired, press “E” again and Calibration will cease. If it is
necessary to resume Calibration, press “A” to resume.
AUTO BOOM CALIBRATE
USER CANCELLED
A=RESUME
E=EXIT
* If there are problems with Calibration, call CCS Tech Support *
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Operations (Crop Settings)
_______________________________________Quick
____Menu/
______
Passes & Watering
Keypad Number
Reference
(Main, 3, 1, 1)
*** The Bay Length and Rows (Configuration) must be programmed before you
can set up any Crops or Areas (see previous sections) ***
In this section, the user will go over the Crop Settings and work through the
corresponding sections as they apply.
1. From the Main Menu press 3 for SETUP MENU
SETUP MENU
E=EXIT
1= CROP SETTINGS
2= BOOM SETTINGS
3= SYSTEM
4= MOTOR
2. From the Setup Menu press 1 (CROP SETTINGS)
CROP SETUP
E=EXIT
1= PASSES & WATERING
2= AUTO SCHEDULES
3= AREAS
4= CAPTURE
3. Press “1” for Passes and Watering. * Described in the Definitions section *
CROP NUMBER 01
AREAS: 00
#01
SPEED: 000
STEP: 000 IN WAT: 00.0
0-9 DATA
B/F= FIELD
4. Use the “B & F” keys to scroll through the Crop Menu & the “0-9” keys to
input the desired data values. Press the “A” key to advance to the next
menu.
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Exploded view of the Crop (Passes & Watering) Screen #1:
The Number of Areas
assigned to this Crop
Number will show here
Change Crop Number here
CROP NUMBER 01 #01
AREAS: O1 SPEED: 020
STEP: 000IN WAT: 00.0
0-9 DATA
B/F= FIELD
Step/Stop/Water Programming only:
Enter the Step Distance used in
Step/Stop/Water Programming.
The cursor will start
on the Crop Number
Enter Speed here
Step/Stop/Water Programming only:
Enter the Water Time used in
Step/Stop/Water Programming.
5. Press the “A” key to advance to the Passes screen.
Exploded view of the Crop (Passes & Watering) Screen #2:
Enter Number of Passes
assigned to this Crop Number
CROP NUMBER 01 #01
PASSES:O1 REMOTE: NO
START FROM HOME: YES
0-9 DATA
B/F= FIELD
Toggle the Start from Home function
On & Off here by pressing the “0” & “1”
keys *Described in the Definitions section*
Toggle the Remote Start
Function On & Off here
by pressing the “0” & “1”
keys *Described in the
Definitions section*
6. Press the “A” key to advance to the Solenoid Assignment screen.
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Exploded view of the Solenoid Assignment menu Screen #3:
Use “F” & “B” to scroll thru the
Passes and the appropriate
Solenoids Assigned to each Pass
Use “1-8” keys to toggle the
appropriate Solenoids on & off
to be assigned to each Pass
SOLENOID/PASS E=EXIT
B/F=SCROLL 1-8=CHNG
SOL 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
P01 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0
When toggling the Solenoids,
the “0” = Off & the “1” = On
7. Press “E” twice to Exit and Save the Crop Settings.
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Auto Scheduling (Time Zones)
(Main, 3, 1, 2, Crop #, Curser over Zone, 1-6)
Time Zone = A specific interlude of time, within a 24 hour period. Each Crop
can have up to 6 different Time Zones (ZONE).
Interval = Amount of time, in minutes, the Boom will pause between passes.
Pass = 1 pass over the Crop.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
From the Main Menu press 3
From the Setup Menu press 1
From the Crops Menu press 1
Enter the Crop Number (1-16)
Move curser over Zone and press 1-6 to scroll through the 6 Time Zones
CROP=01 ZONE=1 DISAB
START TIME = HH:MM
STOP TIME = HH:MM
INTERVAL=001 PASS=01
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Exploded view of the Time Zone Screen:
Press “1” to Enable the Zone Number
Press “0” to Disable the Zone Number
Enter Start Time here
CROP=01 ZONE=1 ENABL
START TIME = 00:00
STOP TIME = 00:00
INTERVAL=010 PASS=01
Enter Stop Time here
Enter any Interval (time) value
between 001 and 999 minutes
Change Zone
Number here (1-6)
Start & Stop Times
are entered here in
24 hour time format
Enter Pass
Count here
6. Press “E” to Save and Exit.
7. To start the Auto Time Zone Programs, refer to pg. 44.
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Areas (Distances)
(Main, 3, 1, 3)
*** The Bay Length and Rows (Configuration) must be programmed before you
can set up any Areas (see previous sections) ***
1.
2.
3.
4.
From the Main Menu press 3
From the Setup Menu press 1
From the Crops Menu press 3 (AREAS)
The Area Assignment screen will appear:
CROP #= 01 AREAS= 002
A01 R1 000.5 – 046.0 FT
A02 R2 000.5 – 018.5 FT
A03 R1
. –
. FT
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Exploded view of the Area Assignment Screen:
Number of Areas assigned to this Crop
Enter Crop Number here
Enter End of Area here
CROP #= 01 AREAS= 002
A01 R1 000.5 – 046.0 FT
A02 R2 000.5 – 018.5 FT
A03 R. –
. FT
Area Number
being programmed
is shown here
Start (Home Side)
distance must be
inputted before the
End (Away Side)
distance location
Enter Start of Area here
Row Assignment is programmed here (R1-8)
5. Scroll the cursor to the Area Number (1-16) to assign that Area to a Row.
Use the “0-9” keys to input the desired Row that needs to be assigned to
that Area.
6. Input the desired distances using the “0-9” keys, using “B” & “F” to scroll
up and down thru the Area Setup Menu.
7. Press “E” to Save & Exit back to the Crop Setup menu.
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Area Capture Mode
Rows need to be assigned to Solenoids prior
to using the Area Capture Mode; see pg. 30
(Main, 3, 1, 4)
1.
2.
3.
4.
From the Main Menu press 3
From the Setup Menu press 1
From the Crops Menu press 4 (CAPTURE)
The Area Capture screen will appear:
AREA CAPTURE
E=STOP
000.0FPM HOM
000.0FT
ROW:
C=VIEW
*It is recommended the Boom is started at the Home position when Capturing new Areas*
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Exploded view of the Area Capture Mode Run Screen:
Total
Number
of Areas
Captured
Press “B” to Increase speed by 5 FPM
Press “F” to Decrease speed by 5FPM
AREA CAPTURE
E=STOP
A01 R1 000.7 - 000.0
005.0FPM HOM 016.2FT
ROW: 1 3
C=VIEW
Row Number(s) being
assigned to the Captured Area
Press “A” to change
Direction of travel
Press “E” to Stop the Area
Capture process at anytime
Start Distance of Current
Area being Captured
End Distance of Current
Area being Captured
Current Position
Press “C” to Stop the Boom
& View all Captured Areas
that need to be programmed
to a specific Crop Number
1. Note the screen shot above; the 1st screen in the Area Capture Mode.
Press “A” to toggle Direction.
Press “B” to Increase speed 5 FPM.
Press “F” to Decrease speed 5 FPM.
Press “E” to Stop and start over.
Press “C” to View Areas being Captured.
2. To Start Area Capture Mode, press “A” to toggle to the desired direction.
Then press “B” to start the Boom moving, pressing “B” repeatedly will
increase speed by 5 FPM. Press “F” repeatedly to decrease speed 5 FPM.
3. While the Boom is in motion, pressing “1 thru 8” will toggle the
corresponding Row’s desired Start & Stop points.
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Manual Operations Screen:
1= MANUAL RUN 2= LIST
2= WALK & WATER
3= QUICK WATER 4= PARK
5= CROP VIEWER E= EXT
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Manual Run Mode
* Described in the Definitions section *
(Main, 1, 1)
1. From the Main Menu press 1
2. From the Manual Menu press 1 (MANUAL RUN)
3. The Manual Run screen will appear:
CROP NUMBER 01
SPEED 020
#01
ROWS= 03
AREAS= 02 PASS CT= 06
0-9 DATA E= RUN CROP
4. Enter the Crop Number to be Manually Started.
5. Use the “B/C” & the “D/F” keys to scroll through the Manual Start
Menu. Use “0-9” keys to input the necessary data.
6. The Crop Number, Speed, and Pass Count can be changed before
Pressing “E” to Run Crop. Changing any of these factors will only take
effect on this Manual Run. To make permanent changes to the Crop
factors, go to Crop Set-Up Menu, reprogram factors, then Exit and
Save.
- Manual Run menu shown on Next Page -
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Exploded view of the Manual Run Screen:
Enter Speed here
(5-150 FPM)
Change Crop Number here
The cursor will start
on the Crop Number.
CROP NUMBER 01 #01
SPEED 020 ROWS= 03
AREAS= 02 PASS CT= 06
0-9 DATA E= RUN CROP
The number of Areas that are
programmed to run on this Crop Number
Number of Rows
assigned to the Crops
& Areas shown here
Pass Count can
be changed here
7. Press “E” to Run Crop.
8. The “Manual Run” screen will appear:
Exploded view of the Manual Run [in progress] Screen:
Crop Number
shown here
Current Distance is displayed here
MANUAL MODE 003.32F
CROP NUMBER 01 #01
SPEED 020
A01 R03
PASS 01
23:13:06
Mode shown here
Speed shown here
Area & Row
Numbers of this
Auto Zone
Current Time
shown here
Here the screen will scroll between the
Current Pass Count and the Row /
Area Numbers that are running
9. The Boom will run the Manual Program, stop, and await its next
command. The Boom will stop at the Area Start Distance.
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Walk and Water
* Described in the Definitions section *
(Main, 1, 2)
1. From the Main Menu press 1 (MANUAL)
2. From the Manual Menu press 2 ( WALK & WATER)
Exploded view of the Manual Start Screen:
Enter “0” to increase
the Pass Count
(1-continuous)
Current Direction shown here
AWAY=000 LOC=003.32
PASS = 1 SOL=12345678
0=PS B-C=INC D-F=DEC
1-8=SOL A=DIR E=EXIT
Current Location
shown here
Press “1-8” to
Enable or Disable
Solenoids
Current Speed of travel shown here
3. Press “0” to increase the Pass Count (1 pass - continuous mode).
Continuous Mode will run the whole length of the bay, back and forth
from Home to Away, until the user stops the Boom by pressing “E”.
4. Press “A” to change Direction. Press “B/C” to increase speed and “D/F” to
decrease speed and come to a stop. Press 1-8 to enable/disable solenoids.
5. Press “E” to Exit to the Main Menu.
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Quick Water
(Main, 1, 3)
1. From the Main Menu press 1 (MANUAL)
2. From the Manual Menu press 3 ( QUICK WATER)
Exploded view of the Quick Water Run Screen:
Enter the Pass Count here
Set Start Location here
QUICK WATER E= EXIT
PASS = 1 SOL=12345678
FROM: 000.05 – 005.55F
SPEED: 100
A= RUN
Set Current Speed here
Press “1-8” to
Enable or Disable
Solenoids
Set End Location here
3. Use “B” & “F” keys to scroll through the menu. Use the “1-9” keys to input
desired settings.
4. Press “A” to Run Quick Water.
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Park Boom
(Main, 1, 4)
* If a Park Location is set, pressing 4 (PARK) in the Manual menu will send the
Boom to that location and will “Park” there *
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Area Viewer
* Described in the Definitions section *
(Main, 1, 5)
1.
2.
3.
4.
From the Main Menu press 1 (MANUAL)
From the Manual Menu 5 (VIEWER)
Enter the Crop Number (1-16) to View the Areas & Rows assigned.
Use the “B” & “F” keys to scroll thru the 16 Areas in each Crop.
CROP#= 01 AREAS= 002
A01 R1
000.5 – 110.0F
A02 R2
005.0 – 078.8F
A03 R4
072.3 – 110.0F
5. Press “E” to Exit and go back to the Manual menu.
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Manual List Mode
(Main, 1, 6)
* Described in the Definitions section *
1. From the Main Menu press 1
2. From the Manual Menu press 6 (LIST)
3. The Manual List screen will appear:
CROP NUMBERS ON LIST
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 89
10 11 12 13 14 15 16
B/F=MV 0/1=CHNG E=RUN
4. Use the “B” & “F” keys to scroll through the 16 Crops that can be
toggled On & Off in the Manual List Menu.
5. Press “E” to Run the Crops on the Manual List. The Crops will run in
numerical order from 1 to 16. Run all Passes programmed for each
Crop, and return back to where the Manual List Run was initiated.
Manual Run screen while Boom is Running Program:
MANUAL LIST
003.32F
CROP #05
A01 R03
SPEED 020
PASS 01
Area & Row # being Run
Crop Number being Run
13:23:06 NXT CRP= 11
Next Crop to be Run
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Auto Run (Time Based)
* Described in the Definitions section *
(Main, 1)
*** If not already done, set up Time Zones and Enable the Zones as needed.
See “Auto Schedule Programming” section ***
1. To start Auto programs go to Main Menu & press 2
2. The Auto Run menu will scroll thru all of the programmed Crops
and their settings as they will run. Note that all of the “Enabled”
Auto Crops should show. If there is an Auto Run Schedule that is
supposed to be running and does not appear, then check to make
sure that it is properly “Enabled” in the Auto Schedule section.
* Press “E” to Exit at anytime while in the Auto Mode *
NI1090843
10:54:09
WIC-W2.XX
1= MANUAL 3= SETUP
2= AUTO
4= DIAGS
Exploded view of the Auto Run [in progress] Screen:
*** Screen will scroll thru all Enabled Auto Zones ***
Crop Number
shown here
Current Distance is displayed here.
When the Boom is idle, the next
Interval (run time) will display here.
Pass Count
shown here
AUTOZONE #01 003.32F
CROP #01
A01 R03
SPEED 020
PASS: 06
PASS 01
23:13:06
Mode shown here
Speed shown here
Area & Row
Numbers of this
Auto Zone
Current Time
shown here
Here the screen will scroll between the
Current Pass Count and the Row /
Area Numbers that are running
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Step / Stop / Water * Described in the Definitions section *
(Main,)
1. From the Main Menu press 3 for SETUP MENU
2. From the Setup Menu press 1 (CROP SETTINGS)
CROP SETUP
E=EXIT
1= PASSES & WATERING
2= AUTO SCHEDULES
3= AREAS
4= CAPTURE
3. Press “1” for Passes and Watering. * Described in the Definitions section *
CROP NUMBER 01
AREAS: 00
#01
SPEED: 000
STEP: 000 IN WAT: 00.0
0-9 DATA
B/F= FIELD
4. Use the “B & F” keys to scroll through the Crop Menu.
Use “0-9” keys to input the desired data values.
Exploded view of the Crop (Passes & Watering) Screen #1:
The Number of Areas
assigned to this Crop
Number will show here
Change Crop Number here
CROP NUMBER 01 #01
AREAS: O1 SPEED: 020
STEP: 000IN WAT: 00.0
0-9 DATA
B/F= FIELD
Step/Stop/Water Programming only:
Enter the Step Distance used in
Step/Stop/Water Programming.
5. Press “E” key twice to Exit & Save.
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The cursor will start
on the Crop Number
Enter Speed here
Step/Stop/Water Programming only:
Enter the Water Time used in
Step/Stop/Water Programming.
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Wireless Networking Function
* Described in the Definitions section *
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Troubleshooting and Support
Motion Error:
- Check Proximity (Motion) Sensor for damage and function.
- There will be a yellow light (located at the base of the sensor body) that
should turn on when the sprocket teeth pass the sensor head. If there is
no light fluctuation, then check that the sensor is within 3 mm.
(millimeters) of the sprocket teeth as they pass.
- If the encoder’s teeth are within 3mm, check the functionality of the
Proximity (Motion) Sensor. Refer to the Diagnostics part of this manual for
testing sensor inputs (pg.12). If the sensor is broken or not functional,
please call Cherry Creek to purchase a new sensor.
Collision Error:
- The WIC has the option of using a Collision Sensor to stop the Boom if it
runs into any objects that might be in the bay (carts, shelves, trash cans,
people, etc.). This is an option that can be purchased from CCS at any
time. Call Cherry Creek for more info.
- If the Boom is not equipped with the Collision Sensor option, there needs
to be a jumper wire in Switch #5. To check this, open the WIC lid, pull the
keypad ribbon and set the lid aside. Look at the Terminal Blocks that run
down the left side of the Main Board (black “blocks” with colored wires
running into them). Pull the bottom black 6 pin Terminal Block from the
board (labeled J14). There will be writing on the Main Board for the switch
#. Make sure the jumper wire is in place in the Block. The jumper wire
should connect to Switch #5 and the Ground (GRD) that is directly below
SW5.
- If the Boom is equipped with the Collision Sensor Option, then:
o Check the Collision Sensor for damage and function.
o Refer to the Diagnostics part of this manual for testing sensor
inputs. If the sensor is broken or not functional, please call Cherry
Creek to purchase a new sensor.
Marker Count Error:
- Check Marker Magnet Sensor for damage and function.
- Check to make sure that all the Marker magnets are in the correct
placement as to the programmed distance (set when programming the
Bay Length).
- Also check to make sure that the number of “Markers” programmed the
same as the amount of Marker magnets on the rail.
- Check the functionality of the Marker Magnet Sensor. Refer to the
Diagnostics part of this manual for testing sensor inputs. If the sensor is
broken or not functional, please call Cherry Creek to purchase a new
sensor.
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TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE: If you have any questions regarding the use of
this program or any other Cherry Creek Systems product, please call:
(719) 380-8373
OR
Toll Free:
(877) 558-3246
Before calling Tech Service, please try Resetting the Controller by
pressing the RESET button on the board (shown on the Main Board
layout in the “Wiring Diagrams” section). In most cases, this solves the
problem and is an easy step to perform before calling Tech Service. If the
WIC is “locked-up”, this will typically fix it, getting the Controller
functional again.
[email protected]
www.cherrycreeksystems.com
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Wiring D
Diagrams & Layouts:
Main Board Layout:
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Motor Wiring - 90Volt DC Variable Speed
For Speed Control of the DC Motor, the WIC uses a DC Motor control board
needs to be installed on the WIC. As with all other power connectors, the center
pin of the DC Motor connection is Ground.
All WIC switch inputs are designed to work with any general-purpose contact or
magnetic switch. All switches should be normally open except SW5, which should
be normally closed. If a COLLISION switch is not installed on the Boom, SW5
should have a jumper.
*** Note that adjacent switches share a common ground ***
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Options and Upgrades
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WIC / Minarik External MCB Installation
Power Cable Connection:
Power Supply 110VAC, Single Phase input power.
The Supply side of the input power connects to the terminal labeled ‘Hot’ on the diagram
on page 2. This is then fed to the drive via a 15A Breaker.
The neutral side of the AC supply is connected to terminal labeled ‘Neutral’ on the
diagram on page 2.
Earth (Ground) goes to ‘Earth’
Motor Cable Installation:
There are terminals for connection of the motor to the drive
Earth – connect the motor earth wire to the Earth stud using a ringlet connector.
Motor Positive - connect to the terminals marked ‘+ve’ on the diagram on page 2.
There are 3 positions available.
Motor Negative -connect to the terminals marked ‘–ve’ on the diagram on page 2.
There are 3 possible connection points.
If the direction of the motors needs to be reversed, swap the individual motor + and –
wire positions. If both motors need to be reversed swap the A1 & A2 connections on the
drive.
1
Neutral
+ve Motor
(DC Out)
Hot (Breaker)
- ve Motor
(DC Out)
Ground
Signal Connector
15A Breaker
Hot (AC In)
Earth Stud (GRD)
Out to DC
Motor(s)
In from
AC Signal
2
Signal Connections:
Minarik board connections:
Green terminal strip on top board of Drive
Pin Marking
Function
Incoming Wire Color
IN4-20mA Low
Black
IN+
4-20mA High
White
S1
N/A
S2
N/A
S3
N/A
COM
N/A
+5V
Signal Supply
Green
DIR
Direction Signal
Red
EN
N/A
INH
N/A
Note: Descriptions
3
Cherry Creek WIC board connections:
7 pin connector on left side of board – J11
Pin Number
Function
Outgoing Wire Color
(from Top)
1
4-20mA High
White
2
4-20mA Low
Black
3
N/A
--4
Signal Supply (+5V)
Green
5
Direction Signal
Red
6
N/A
--7
N/A
--Pin #1 (Top)
AC Line out to
Motor Board AC In
4
Drive Settings:
Drive performance
See RG60U/RG61U manual for details.
Upper board
Offset
When the system is on, but not running, the offset can be adjusted to settle the
motor at zero speed, turn the pot to eliminate motion, and remove any motor hum.
Span
This is used to match the motor speed to the required system Controller speed.
Adjust so that the speed set by the system matches the speed (voltage signal) of
the motors. This will probably not need to be changed. Note that changing this
may require adjusting the offset afterwards.
Settings on the middle board
Fwd/Rev Accel
Set to Max (Default)
Fwd/Rev Trq Limits
Set to Max (Default)
DB
Set to Max (Default)
Min/Max Speeds
Set to Max & just shy of Min (Default)
IR Comp
This will need to be changed to suit the load (Motor
Amperage). As a guide turning CCW will settle the system
when moving.
Jumper Settings
To enable 4-20mA control, insert jumper J501 and J502, pins 1 to 2
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