Honeywell HC900 Utilities User Guide

Honeywell HC900 Utilities User Guide
HC900 Process Control Utilities
User Guide
Honeywell Process Solutions
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51-52-25-126
Revision:
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Date:
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About This Document
Abstract
The Process Control Utilities program operates on a PC with Windows 7. It lets you view and monitor HC900
Process Controller control strategy configurations and view your Operator Interface menu, screen and button
configurations. It uses graphic symbols and line drawing connections to represent control strategies. Completed
configurations are loaded into the control system using a dedicated communication port in the controller. Editing of
configurations must be done with Process Control Designer software.
References
The following list identifies all documents that may be sources of reference for material discussed in this publication.
Document Title
Doc ID
HC900 Controller Technical Overview
51-52-03-31
Legacy HC900 Controller Installation and User Guide
51-52-25-107
HC900 Operator Interface User Guide
51-52-25-108
HC900 Process Controller Function Block Reference Guide
51-52-25-109
HC900 Process Controller Communications User Guide
51-52-25-111
900 Control Station For use with HC900 Process Controller
51-52-25-148
HC900 Process & Safety Controller User & Installation Manual
51-52-25-154
HC900 Process Controller Safety Manual
51-52-25-153
Contacts
World Wide Web
The following lists Honeywell’s World Wide Web sites that will be of interest to our customers.
Honeywell Organization
WWW Address (URL)
Corporate
http://www.honeywell.com
Honeywell Process Solutions
http://hpsweb.honeywell.com
Technical tips
http://content.honeywell.com/ipc/faq
Telephone
Contact us by telephone at the numbers listed below.
Organization
United States and Canada
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1-800-423-9883
1-800-525-7439
Tech. Support
Service
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Symbol Definitions
The following table lists those symbols that may be used in this document to denote certain conditions.
Symbol
Definition
This DANGER symbol indicates an imminently hazardous situation, which, if
not avoided, will result in death or serious injury.
This WARNING symbol indicates a potentially hazardous situation, which, if
not avoided, could result in death or serious injury.
This CAUTION symbol may be present on Control Product instrumentation
and literature. If present on a product, the user must consult the appropriate
part of the accompanying product literature for more information.
This CAUTION symbol indicates a potentially hazardous situation, which, if
not avoided, may result in property damage.
WARNING
PERSONAL INJURY: Risk of electrical shock. This symbol warns the user of
a potential shock hazard where HAZARDOUS LIVE voltages greater than 30
Vrms, 42.4 Vpeak, or 60 Vdc may be accessible. Failure to comply with
these instructions could result in death or serious injury.
ATTENTION, Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) hazards. Observe precautions
for handling electrostatic sensitive devices
Protective Earth (PE) terminal. Provided for connection of the protective
earth (green or green/yellow) supply system conductor.
Functional earth terminal. Used for non-safety purposes such as noise
immunity improvement. NOTE: This connection shall be bonded to protective
earth at the source of supply in accordance with national local electrical code
requirements.
Earth Ground. Functional earth connection. NOTE: This connection shall be
bonded to Protective earth at the source of supply in accordance with
national and local electrical code requirements.
Chassis Ground. Identifies a connection to the chassis or frame of the
equipment shall be bonded to Protective Earth at the source of supply in
accordance with national and local electrical code requirements.
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Table of Contents
LICENSE AGREEMENT ................................................................................................ III
ABOUT THIS DOCUMENT............................................................................................ IV
Abstract...................................................................................................................................... iv
References ................................................................................................................................ iv
Contacts..................................................................................................................................... iv
Symbol Definitions ......................................................................................................................v
TABLE OF CONTENTS................................................................................................. VI
SOFTWARE OVERVIEW AND INTRODUCTION .......................................................... 1
Features......................................................................................................................................1
New Features for 6.1 release ......................................................................................................2
Function Block Configuration development .................................................................................3
Hardware and software requirements .........................................................................................3
How To Use This Help ................................................................................................................4
What to Know Before You Start ..................................................................................................5
Rack, Module, and Channel Assignments ...................................................................................5
IMPLEMENTATION ........................................................................................................ 7
Starting the Application ...............................................................................................................7
Connecting the PC to the Controller ............................................................................................8
USER INTERFACE ......................................................................................................... 9
User Interface Overview ..............................................................................................................9
General Terminology...................................................................................................................9
File Browser Window ................................................................................................................11
Worksheet Toolbox Window......................................................................................................12
Traceback Window ...................................................................................................................12
Watch Summary Window ..........................................................................................................14
Status Bar .................................................................................................................................15
Menu Conventions ....................................................................................................................15
Selecting a Menu ......................................................................................................................15
Closing a Menu .........................................................................................................................16
Main Menu ................................................................................................................................16
File Menu ..................................................................................................................................16
Edit Menu..................................................................................................................................19
View Menu ................................................................................................................................20
Monitor Menu ............................................................................................................................21
Recipes Menu ...........................................................................................................................22
Window Menu ...........................................................................................................................23
Help Menu ................................................................................................................................23
Main Toolbar Functions.............................................................................................................23
Navigational Tools ....................................................................................................................25
Right Mouse Click .....................................................................................................................25
Keyboard Navigation .................................................................................................................26
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FILE MANAGEMENT ................................................................................................... 29
Opening an Existing File ...........................................................................................................29
Saving A Configuration File .......................................................................................................29
Creating Other File Types .........................................................................................................31
Uploading a File from the Controller ..........................................................................................31
Downloading a File to the Controller .........................................................................................32
Download Controller Firmware ..................................................................................................34
Download Firmware Error Messages ........................................................................................36
File Properties ...........................................................................................................................38
File Read Protection .................................................................................................................39
Write Protect a File ...................................................................................................................39
PC COMM PORTS AND CONNECTIONS ................................................................... 41
How to Manage PC Comm Ports and Connections ...................................................................41
PC Network Port Set Up For Controller Access.........................................................................41
PC Serial Com Port Setup ........................................................................................................43
PC to Controller Connection Settings ........................................................................................45
Remote Loopback Test .............................................................................................................45
Remote Access .........................................................................................................................46
Communications Statistics ........................................................................................................47
WORKSHEETS OVERVIEW ........................................................................................ 49
What is a Worksheet? ...............................................................................................................49
Worksheet Category Tabs ........................................................................................................50
CONTROLLER WORKSHEET ..................................................................................... 51
Controller Worksheet Overview .................................................................................................51
Controller Configuration Toolbar ...............................................................................................51
E-Mail Notification .....................................................................................................................52
Unlock the Worksheets .............................................................................................................53
DATA STORAGE.......................................................................................................... 55
Data Storage Overview .............................................................................................................55
Data Storage Conventions ........................................................................................................55
Data Storage Enable Conditions ...............................................................................................58
How storage is enabled.............................................................................................................58
Three Levels of Enabling ..........................................................................................................58
Storage Enable Conditions .......................................................................................................59
Data Storage Configuration Access ..........................................................................................62
Create/Edit Data Storage File ...................................................................................................62
Trend Storage Configuration .....................................................................................................63
Point Log Storage Configuration ...............................................................................................64
Alarm/Event Storage Configuration ...........................................................................................67
FUNCTION BLOCK INFORMATION ............................................................................ 69
Accessing Context Sensitive Help .............................................................................................69
Right Mouse Click .....................................................................................................................69
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UTILITIES WORKSHEET ............................................................................................. 71
Utilities Worksheet Overview.....................................................................................................71
Controller Utility Functions ........................................................................................................71
Set Controller Serial Ports .........................................................................................................73
Modbus RTU Master - Advanced Setup ....................................................................................74
Set Controller Mode ..................................................................................................................77
Set Controller Network Parameters ...........................................................................................77
Controller Identification .............................................................................................................78
Set Controller Time ...................................................................................................................80
Data Storage Utility ...................................................................................................................83
Back Up Controller Information .................................................................................................84
Restore Controller Information ..................................................................................................85
Manually Write Database to Flash.............................................................................................87
Configure Modbus/Peer Write Access.......................................................................................88
Password Configuration ............................................................................................................89
Diagnostics ...............................................................................................................................91
Calibrate Modules .....................................................................................................................91
Calibrate CJ Temp ....................................................................................................................92
Calibrate AO Channel ...............................................................................................................93
Restore Factory Calibration.......................................................................................................94
PPO Block Calibration Overview ...............................................................................................94
Introduction ...............................................................................................................................94
Calibration Procedures..............................................................................................................94
SET POINT PROGRAMMING ...................................................................................... 99
Terms and Definitions ...............................................................................................................99
What is a Setpoint Program? ..................................................................................................100
Setpoint Program Configuration Overview ..............................................................................102
SETPOINT SCHEDULERS ......................................................................................... 103
Setpoint Scheduler Overview ..................................................................................................103
Setpoint Schedule Overview ...................................................................................................103
SEQUENCERS ........................................................................................................... 105
What is Sequence Control?.....................................................................................................105
Sequence Configuration Overview ..........................................................................................105
RECIPES .................................................................................................................... 107
Recipe Overview .....................................................................................................................107
Recipes Menu .........................................................................................................................108
RECIPES (VARIABLES) ............................................................................................ 109
Introduction .............................................................................................................................109
Recipe Attributes.....................................................................................................................109
Recipe (Variables) Configuration Overview .............................................................................109
Create/Edit Recipe (Variables) File .........................................................................................110
Recipe Pool ............................................................................................................................111
Setup/Edit a Recipe in Pool.....................................................................................................111
Recipe Properties ...................................................................................................................112
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SETPOINT PROFILES ............................................................................................... 113
Create/Edit Setpoint Profile File ..............................................................................................113
Setpoint Profile Pool ...............................................................................................................114
Setup/Edit Setpoint Profile in Pool...........................................................................................115
Setpoint Profile Properties ......................................................................................................116
SETPOINT SCHEDULES ........................................................................................... 119
Create/Edit Setpoint Schedule file ...........................................................................................119
Setpoint Schedule Pool ...........................................................................................................120
Setup/Edit Setpoint Schedule in Pool ......................................................................................121
Setpoint Schedule Properties ..................................................................................................122
SEQUENCES .............................................................................................................. 123
Create/Edit Sequence File ......................................................................................................123
Sequence Pool........................................................................................................................125
Setup/Edit Sequence in Pool...................................................................................................125
Sequence Properties...............................................................................................................126
ON-LINE MONITORING ............................................................................................. 129
Overview .................................................................................................................................129
Enter Monitor Mode ................................................................................................................129
Visual Indicators for Monitor Mode ..........................................................................................130
Monitor Update Rate ...............................................................................................................130
Monitor Toolbar .......................................................................................................................131
How Do I Start Monitoring .......................................................................................................132
Right Click Procedure in Monitor Mode ...................................................................................133
Function Block Monitor Window ..............................................................................................134
Forced Blocks Window............................................................................................................135
How Do I Stop Monitoring .......................................................................................................136
Logic Flow...............................................................................................................................137
WATCH SUMMARY WINDOW ................................................................................... 142
Watch Summary Window ........................................................................................................142
DIAGNOSTICS ........................................................................................................... 151
Controller Diagnostics .............................................................................................................151
Controller Diagnostics Status Indications ................................................................................153
Rack Diagnostics ....................................................................................................................159
Rack Diagnostics: Power Supply ............................................................................................161
I/O Module Diagnostics Status Indications ..............................................................................163
I/O Channel/Sensor Status .....................................................................................................165
Controller Ports Diagnostics ....................................................................................................168
REPORTS ................................................................................................................... 179
Print Report.............................................................................................................................179
Print Report Preview ...............................................................................................................183
Export Report ..........................................................................................................................184
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MODBUS REGISTER ADDRESSES .......................................................................... 185
Modbus Register Map Overview .............................................................................................185
Fixed or custom map...............................................................................................................185
Fixed Map ...............................................................................................................................186
Custom Map ...........................................................................................................................188
REDUNDANCY ........................................................................................................... 191
Redundancy System Status Indicators ....................................................................................191
Redundancy Link Status Indicators .........................................................................................192
Lead CPU Status Indicators ....................................................................................................193
Reserve CPU Status Indicators...............................................................................................197
Scanner 2 Link Status Indicators .............................................................................................197
INDEX ......................................................................................................................... 199
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Software Overview and Introduction
The HC900 recipe management, setup functions and routine maintenance activities are performed using
HC900 Process Control Utilities software on a PC operating with Windows™ 7 (32-bit and 64-bit) and
Windows™ 8.1 (32-bit and 64-bit) Operating Systems.
Easy-to-use Windows™-based software, operable over Ethernet or via a Serial port or modem
connection, simplifies routine setup operations. It provides advanced monitoring functions for debug,
uploads the complete, annotated graphic controller and operator interface configuration, and supplies an
array of printouts for enhanced documentation.
Once a configuration is installed into the controller and operator interface, the software may be used to
develop or change recipes, edit data storage schedules, monitor areas of the configuration to verify
proper operation, or perform calibration functions.
Features
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Configuration upload that includes graphic configuration to recreate the function block diagram
and OI assignments
View OI data storage
Configures recipes (Variables only), SP profiles, SP schedules, sequences with on-line
operation, provides easy file generation for media transfer to HC900 OI’s locally and file
management. Items are configurable only if not part of a configuration.
Configuration partitioning using "Worksheets"
Extensive monitoring tools including watch windows, concurrent detailed block parameter
windows, digital/logic power flow via color coding, live data at block pins, and a signal
traceback facility
Windows™ 7 (32-bit and 64-bit) and Windows™ 8.1 (32-bit and 64-bit)
Use Ethernet or Serial port to access controller
Perform I/O Calibration
Analyze Diagnostic Information
Worksheets
Worksheets are a logical partition of a configuration and selected by tabs that appear on the Main
Window.
A configuration is built using four main elements (or Worksheets) of configuration.
The configuration originator may apply additional security to specific worksheets to prohibit access to
proprietary operations while allowing other users to view unprotected worksheets or generate recipe and
data storage files.
Monitoring
On-line monitoring tools allow quick analysis of execution problems. These include:
• Multiple function blocks monitor access on a single display from multiple worksheets.
Most internal parameters are available for read/write. Major blocks such as PID, Setpoint
Programmer and Sequencers have dialog boxes to allow operation and test. Stored profiles or
sequences may also be selected on-line.
• User-selected Watch Window lists allow access to digital and analog I/O, Signal Tags, and
Variables (for write actions). A user-defined watch window provides custom association of
parameters for a debug session. Watch windows also allow write capability.
• Logic power flow indication using color-coded soft wiring for digital connections to and between
block pins including signal tags and connectors
• Live data at block pins (analog floating point or digital status) on a complete block or pin basis.
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New Features for 6.1 release
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Signal Trace-back, for any input to a block, for finding the signal sources for quick identification
of potential errors.
• A Forced Blocks window shows all forced outputs .
• Data update selection as fast as 250 ms.
The user-selected, dockable Watch Window lists and Signal Trace-back finds the signal sources and
provides a clear view of the configuration operation allowing quick identification of potential faults.
A FIND function allows location of multiple instances of specific tags, variables, and function blocks
across all worksheets. A right click on any signal tag also allows selection of a "Find Where Used" listing
for fast access to tag destinations and return to the tag source.
Configuration Download
Configuration download capability allows the user to re-install a configuration after system maintenance
or to install configuration changes made with HC Designer software.
Additional Software Functions
Documenting your configuration is supported through a variety printable presentation formats. A few of
these include a summary of the controller I/O, the graphic configuration diagram, function block
properties, recipe groups, setpoint profile groups, Operator Interface display and point selections, among
others.
Recipe/Data Storage File Generation
Recipes and data schedules may be created as files (via File New) for external file transfer to HC900
operator interfaces via storage media (floppy disk or ZIP disk) or for file management.
Reports
Documenting your configuration is supported through a variety of report formats. Each can be
print-previewed. A few of these include a summary of the controller I/O used, function block worksheet
selection (each page of diagram worksheet printed as 8.5 x 11" sheet), function block properties,
variable and tag parameters, Modbus addresses, Data Storage Settings, recipe listings, setpoint profile
listings, sequencer listings, setpoint scheduler listings, OI display groups, Alarm and Event Groups, and
controller setup.
New Features for 6.1 release
This section provides the new features introduced in 6.1 release.
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Configure Modbus/Peer Write Access: This feature is used for enabling the controller to allow
only selected devices to write to the controller.
• Password Configuration: This feature protects the controller from unauthorized users
accessing the controller. It allows the user to set a password for the controller.
• Boundary Item: Helps to create modular groupings in the control logic for a better
understanding of the functionality.
• Configuration Access Status function block: The CASTA label stands for Configuration Access
Status Monitor.
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Function Block Configuration development
You can double-click on a block and open a Properties page in which you can view the specific
parameters of that block.
Signal flow connections from icon to icon form the flow of the control strategy by using either softwire
connections or named tags to complete the controller configuration.
You can display up to 20 graphic diagrams, 1 page high by 20 pages wide. The completed diagram may
be printed on 20 pages of 8.5" x 11" paper. Completed configurations may also be saved on a 3.5" floppy
disk and loaded into the controller through a 3.5" floppy disk drive in the operator interface unit, thus
eliminating the need for a direct connection of a PC to the controller.
Hardware and software requirements
Specification
Description
PC Requirements
Operating System:
Display Color:
Pointing Device:
RAM:
Removable Disk Drive:
Ports:
CPU:
Pentium Class, 1.5 GHz minimum (2.5GHz recommended)
Windows™ 7 (32-bit and 64-bit) and Windows™ 8.1 (32-bit and 64-bit)
Minimum resolution (256 color x 1024 x 768 resolution)
Mouse, Trackball or compatible device
512MB Minimum
CD Drive
USB, Ethernet
System Interconnection
If connected to the controller through its Serial Port using PC Port (COM1 - COM8)
Maximum Distance between Controller File and PC:
50 Feet
Cable Type:
Standard 9 Pin null modem to USB
Cable Termination:
9-pin "D" connector·
If connected to the controller through its Ethernet Port:
Maximum Distance between Controller File and PC: 100 meters (368 feet) w/o repeaters
Cable Type:
CAT 5 shielded twisted pair IEEE 802.3
Cable Termination:
10/100 baseT RJ45
Configuration:
On-line Monitoring allows the user to test the developed configuration.
Modem Support
PC Interface: Supports Microsoft Windows™ Telephony API (TAPI) device independent modem
communications. Baud rate = 9600, 19200, 38400.
Controller Interface: Connects to the controller RS-485 configuration port. Some commercially
available modems with equivalent specifications to those validated should function with the HC900
controller. For validated Modems, see document 51-52-25-107 HC900 Controller and Installation Guide.
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How To Use This Help
How To Use This Help
To request Help on any area of the application, use one of the following methods:
• HELP MENU
This is the last item on the menu bar. Choose a Help topic from the Help menu.
Help Topics
From the Help menu, click “Help Topics”. The Help Contents tab appears. This is a list of all
Help topics available including Menus, Configuration Parameters, and Toolbar. Selecting a
topic causes information about that topic to be displayed. If the information about a topic
exceeds the height of the window, a vertical scroll bar will be displayed.
About Honeywell Process Control Utilities
Copyright or version information about the application.
• RIGHT-CLICK FOR HELP TOPICS
Right-click on any Function Block to access topic help for that particular Block.
Help navigation
When you finish reading about a topic, you can choose one of the commands along the top of the help
window to navigate through the help system.
View the top-level Help Contents page.
Return to previously viewed information. When you choose the Back button,
you retrace your path through the help topics you have already viewed.
Prints Help topic.
Move forward one help screen.
Move back one help screen.
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Rack, Module, and Channel Assignments
The controller contains one or more racks. Each rack contains I/O modules and each I/O module
contains a number of channels. Each rack, module and channel is assigned a number in the
configuration that corresponds to a physical location in the installed racks.
Refer to the Honeywell Controller Installation and User Guide 51-52-25-107 for your Rack, Module, and
Channel addresses for I/O Function Blocks in the Function Block Diagram configuration.
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Implementation
Starting the Application
When the application is started, the only viewable part is the File Browser .
Go to the Main Toolbar or the File Menu and select:
or NEW - Displays a "Choose a New File Type" dialog box with three tabs.
New Recipes:
Select the "Recipe" tab. On the tab, click on a radio button to select one of the following:
Recipes (Variables)
Setpoint Profile
Setpoint Schedule
Sequence
Click OK. The associated "Editor" dialog box will appear and a new "Opened Recipe File" is listed in
the File Browser. Refer to the specific Recipe type for specifics.
New Data Storage:
Select the "Data Storage" tab. On the tab, click on a radio button to create a new Data Storage File
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or OPEN. - Displays the "Open" dialog box.
From the "Files of Type" drop-down menu, select a file type.
Navigate to folder where the file is stored.
Click on the desired file name, then click "OPEN".
or
or Upload (Configuration) - The Upload File dialog box will appear. A temporary file name will be
place in the "File Name" box.
Check the current connection. This will indicate over which communications port the upload will occur.
Change the current connection, if necessary, prior to beginning the upload.
Press "START". The dialog box will show "Percent Complete".
The Uploaded Configuration File (.cde) will appear with a temporary file name.
From the "File" menu, select Save or Save As and enter a file name and path in the appropriate fields.
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Connecting the PC to the Controller
The PC can be connected to the Controller by:
Direct Serial RS-485 connection with a USB to RS-485 converter
Modem connection via Remote Access.
Direct Ethernet connection
Networked Ethernet connection
For details refer to the HC900 Process Controller Installation and User Guide, document 51-52-25-107
(legacy) or 51-52-25-154, section "Connecting the HC900 Controller to a PC with the Process Control
Designer Software."
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User Interface
User Interface Overview
The main components of the User Interface are:
Main Menu
Main Toolbar
Worksheet Window(s)
File Browser
Status Bar
General Terminology
Term
Browser
Definition
Defaults to the top left side of the Worksheet is a dockable window listing opened files.
It allows you to move quickly between files and worksheets.
Configuration
Files
A Configuration File contains a Control Strategy that you have created best suited for
your application. All Open Configuration Files appear in the Browser Window
Recipe File
A Recipe File refers to one of 4 types of user files – a “Recipe” file consisting of Variables
only, a Setpoint Profile, a Setpoint Schedule, or a Sequence.
Data Storage File
A Data Storage File contains a data storage schedule for loading at the operator interface
via storage media.
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Term
Definition
Function Blocks
A Function Block is a unit of software that performs a set of operations on its Input Signals
and Function Block parameters and produces Output Signals. These output signals can
be configured as inputs to other blocks, whose output parameters can be configured as
inputs to other function blocks, and so on.
Main Window
The Main Window contains Menus, toolbars and worksheet window plus other items that
help you navigate through the application.
Menu
The Main Menu is a top-level menu for this application. You select (highlight) a menu and
then choose a command from the drop-down menu. Choosing the command carries out
the action.
Status Bar
The status bar is located along the bottom of the window. It indicates information about
the current window, the time, the date, download, upload, monitoring and network
information. This status bar can be displayed or not displayed from the "View" menu.
Tab
A configuration is built using three main worksheet types: Controller, Display, and
Function Blocks. Select the desired tab , located at the bottom of the configuration
window for type of worksheet.
There are also Tabs in the Function Block Diagrams that allow you to navigate around the
multiple FBD Worksheets.
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Toolbox
The Worksheet Toolbox, located on the lower left side of the Worksheet, is a dockable
window and lists all the function block by category separated by fast and normal scan
tabs at the base of the toolbox. You can drag and drop function blocks onto FBD
worksheets. A Configuration Tab lists all configured items. Click on any item to jump to it.
Trace Window
Helps you find problems with soft-wire and signal connections between
Function Blocks.
Watch Summary
Window
The Watch Summary window lets you monitor the following groups of data
from the controller: Signal, Variables, I/O. OI Display Groups.
Worksheet
A Worksheet is a logical partition of a configuration. A configuration is built using three
main Worksheet) types: Controller, Display, and Function Blocks. A fourth worksheet
type )Utilities) included Maintenance functions for the controller. A fifth worksheet is
visible when the user configures Custom Modbus Map.
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File Browser Window
The File Browser is a dockable window listing
open configuration files, open Recipe files, open
Data Storage files and open Backup files.
It allows you to move quickly between open files
and worksheets.
Double-click on a worksheet in the browser and it
will make it the active view.
You can collapse or expand the tree and you
can enlarge or shrink the size of the window.
It can be enabled or disabled from
The main menu (VIEW),
Main Toolbar button, or
Right click on the FBD white space (VIEW)
Right-click on a Configuration Name to close the
configuration or view the File Properties .
Right-click on the Controller worksheet to view its
properties. The "Controller's Identification"
dialog box will appear. You can view the
controller's name and the controller type and
revision.
Right-click on a Function Block Diagram
worksheet to view its properties.
Protected Worksheets will show a lock symbol in
the worksheet Icon.
Right-click on any open file name to close it.
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Worksheet Toolbox Window
The Config tab shows all configured function
blocks being used in the active configuration.
Click on a folder to expand or collapse it.
Right-click on a configured function block for the
following options:
Properties – shows the properties of the block
Find – jumps to that block in the configuration
Execution Order – lets you change the execution
order of the block
Help
Traceback Window
Overview
This feature helps you find problems with soft-wire and signal connections between Function Blocks.
For Example:
If you are testing a configuration that you've built and want to know why a Digital Output is ON when it
should be OFF, you can search for the source of the Input Signal.
Traceback is useful for finding the analog or digital source signal.
Trace Window
Access the Trace Window from the Main Menu Toolbar
Or, from the View Menu on the main menu.
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It is a dockable, sizeable window.
The Trace Window provides a list of all blocks/pins you have traced and lists :
Block ID
Tag Name
I/O Pin Name
Worksheet name
Trace Window Update
Each time you perform a Trace, the window will update with a new pair of block/pins.
The first item is the signal source, the second item is the signal destination.
Select any of the rows in the Traceback window to recall the diagram to display the selected
block.
The last trace is on the top of the list.
Right Mouse Click Procedure to Trace Signals
Select a Function Block of interest.
Right Mouse click on any INPUT pin.
Select "TRACE". Traceback will "find" the source of the connection you selected and refresh the FBD
view with that block visible (Highlighted) - even if the other side of the connection is on a different
worksheet.
The Output pin of the block (the signal source) will be displayed in RED.
From that block, repeat the traceback to another block and another block, etc.
Use the Traceback list to view your Traceback history.
You can clear the Trace List by pressing the bar at the top of the window.
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Watch Summary Window
Overview
accesses the Watch Summary Window from the Monitor Toolbar
Or, the menu item "Watch Summary" from the Monitor Menu on the main menu.
This is a view of the Watch Summary Window. It is a Dockable (movable), sizable window.
[Press and hold the CTRL key down to prevent Docking when moving the window]
There are five tabs at the bottom of the window that lets you monitor the following groups of data from
the controller. Click on any of the tab titles below to view an example of the selected data for that tab.
All parameter listings may be sorted by column.
User Defined (Customized list of Variables, Signal Tags, Page Connectors)
Signals (can be filtered by type - All, Analog, Digital)
Page Connectors (can be filtered by type - All, Analog, Digital)
Variables (can be filtered by type - All, Analog, Digital)
I/O (can be filtered by type - AI, AO, DI, DO)
OI Display groups (Overviews, Panel Meters, Alarms, Trends, etc)
Docking and Undocking the Window
Double clicking in the Title Bar area of the Watch Summary Window will toggle its docked state. If the
window is docked, double clicking in the title bar area will undock the window.
If the window is Undocked
- double-clicking in the title bar area will dock the window at it last docked position
- Dragging the window to the top, bottom, left, or right edge of the main viewing area of the
application will dock the window at that location
[Press and hold the CTRL key down to prevent Docking when moving the window]
Hot Links
You can click on any I/O function block or Signal on the Controller Worksheet or any I/O function block,
Signal, or Variable in the Watch Window and that item will be located on the Function Block Diagram.
As you move the mouse over a HOT LINK, the text changes to Underlined Blue and the cursor changes
to a Hand.
Writes or Forces
By clicking on the item in the Value column, you may write a value such as for a Variable or force a value
for an analog input or digital input. For I/O, a Forced column will indicate that the I/O point is forced.
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Status Bar
The status bar is located along the bottom of the application’s window. It indicates information about the
current window. It can be turned on or off in the "View" Menu.
Menu Item Description - The text string at the far left on the status bar gives a brief description of the
menu item in focus. If you pull down a menu list and position the cursor on a menu item this field will
describe the menu item.
Connected Field - To the left of the Page Number indicator are two fields that are visible when you are
in Monitor Mode. One indicates "Connected" and the other is a green LED that flashes when
communications is active between the PC and controller.
Worksheet Page Number -To the left of the Zoom indicator is a page number field. This will display the
page number of the current FBD Worksheet. It is blank for other worksheet types (Display, Controller,
and Utilities). There are scroll buttons to navigate through pages of the worksheet.
Zoom Level – indicates the level of Zoom active on the worksheet. (i.e 100%)
Active Keyboard Keys - Toward the far right, you will see indicators to alert the user that the Caps Lock
key on the keyboard is active , the NUM lock on the keyboard is active, or the SCRL (Scroll Lock) key is
active.
Menu Conventions
Menu conventions
The following menu conventions are used:
Menu Convention
Meaning
Dimmed command
You will not be able to use this command at the current
time.
(For example: You may need to select another item
before using this command.)
An ellipsis (...) following a command
A dialog box will appear when you choose this
command. The dialog box contains options you need to
select before the command can be completed.
A check mark next to a command
The command is in effect. When you remove the check
mark (by selecting the command), the command is no
longer in effect.
A key combination next to a
command
The key combination is a keyboard accelerator shortcut
for this command. You can use this key combination to
choose this command.
A triangle next to a command
When you choose this command, a cascading menu
appears, listing additional commands.
Selecting a Menu
Selecting a menu
In this application, you select (highlight) a menu and then choose a command from that menu. Choosing
the command carries out the action.
To choose an item from a selected menu:
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Mouse
Using the mouse pointer, point to the name of the menu on the menu bar, and click the left mouse button.
This opens the menu. To move directly to a menu item, drag the selection cursor down the menu until the
desired item is highlighted, then release the button.
UP/Down Arrow Keys
Press the "ALT" key to highlight the menu bar then use the UP/Down arrow keys on the keyboard to
select the item, then press "Enter".
Underlined Letter
If a name in the menu bar has an underlined letter you can press ALT and then type the letter that’s
underlined to open the menu.
For example: to open the FILE menu in the Process Control Utilities main window, press ALT+F.
Closing a Menu
To close a menu:
• Click the menu name or anywhere outside the menu, or
• Press ESC to close the menu but remain on the menu bar so that you can make another
selection
Main Menu
The Main Menu is located across the top of the User Interface. The menus are:
File Menu
Edit Menu
View Menu
Monitor Menu
Recipes Menu
Window Menu
Help Menu
File Menu
Menu Selection
New
Toolbar:
Shortcut: CTRL+N
Function
Displays a "Choose a New File Type" dialog box with these
tabs:
New Recipes:
Select the “Recipe” tab. On the tab, click on a radio button
to select one of the following:
Recipes (Variables)
Setpoint Profile
Setpoint Schedule
Sequence
Click OK. The associated “Editor” dialog box will appear
and a new “Opened Recipe File” is listed in the File
Browser. Refer to the specific Recipe type for specifics.
New Data Storage:
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Function
Select the “Data Storage” tab. On the tab, click on a radio button to
create a new Data Storage File
Open …
Displays the “Open” dialog box.
From the “Files of Type” drop-down menu, select a file type.
Toolbar:
Shortcut: CTRL+O
Navigate to folder where the file is stored.
Click on the desired file name, then click “OPEN”.
Opens files and converts UMC800 (*.FBD) configuration files.
Close
Closes the active document window. It will also close a minimized
window if active. [It will not close an active dialog box.]
Save
Saves the active configuration.
First time save displays the “Save As” dialog box.
Toolbar:
Shortcut: CTRL+S
Save As ...
Displays the “Save As” dialog box.
Prompts user to name the active configuration and select the file in
which the file is to be stored.
Download
Configuration Download transfers a saved configuration FROM the PC
TO the controller.
The Controller may be in either RUN or PROGRAM mode.
Upload Configuration
Configuration Upload transfers a configuration FROM the controller TO
the PC including graphic function block pages, text annotations, stored
recipes/profiles/schedules/sequences, OI display assignments, OI data
storage setup. The uploaded file name, as a default, will include the
controller name, alias name (if assigned) and network name (if
assigned).
The Controller may be in ANY mode.
No configuration file is required to be opened prior to the Upload
Request
Upload…
Opens the “Upload” dialog box that lists the type of recipes
available to upload.
Click on a radio button to select one of the following:
Recipes (Variables)
Setpoint Profile
Setpoint Schedule
Sequence
Data Storage.
Upload transfers a recipe FROM the controller TO the software.
Back up Controller…
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extension. Similar to saving an uploaded configuration except that the
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Function
configuration and port settings are saved. You are prompted to specify
the comm. link settings for the controller to be backed up. Backup files
are read-only; to edit you must first save as .cde. See Back Up Controller
Information for more details.
Hang Up Modem
When communicating with a controller via a Modem, select this to
disconnect the Modem from the controller.
Properties ...
Displays the “File Properties ” dialog box.
Tabs allow user to view Configuration File properties, read
Configuration File Statistics (capacity usage).
Write Protect File ...
Displays the “Add Write Protection” dialog box.
Can enter and confirm a password for the selected file.
Print Report
Displays the "Print Report" Dialog box.
Toolbar:
Shortcut: CTRL+P
Print Report Preview
Lets you choose reports for printing from 5 different categories:
Controllers
Function Block Diagrams
Displays
Recipes
Alarms and Events
Lets you choose a report preview (Print Preview) for printing from the 5
categories:
Controllers
Function Block Diagrams
Displays
Recipes
Alarms and Events
The selected report is displayed on the screen as it will look when
printed.
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Export Report
Lets you export reports as files in comma or tab separated format.
Print Setup ...
Displays “Print Setup” dialog box.
Allows user to select printer, paper type, and orientation.
Most Recent Files
Lists the most recent files that were open.
Exit
Exits the application.
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Edit Menu
Menu Selection
Function
Worksheet Properties…
Opens the "Worksheet Properties" dialog box. Allows you to view the
Title and Description of the worksheet. Type in a title (24 characters)
and description (32 characters) for your Worksheet -.
Unlock Worksheets
Displays "Unlock Worksheets" dialog box. Enter password to unlock all
protected worksheets. Click on "Unlock".
Block and Tag Order
Opens the " Block Execution Order" or the "Fast Block Execution Order"
dialog box to let you view block execution order.
Also available from FBD worksheet toolbar.
Select "Tag Order" to re-arrange the tags order for:
Alternator Operates
Device Controls
HOA Switches
Loops
Ramp Operates
Sequencers
SP Programmers
SP Schedulers
Stage Operates
Alarms
Opens the "Alarm Group Configuration" dialog box. Lets you View
alarm groups .
Also available from FBD worksheet toolbar.
Events
Opens the "Configure Event List" dialog box. Allows you to view events.
Also available from FBD worksheet toolbar.
Modbus Register Map…
Available for configuration revision 2.0 or higher. Lets you view but not
edit “Edit Modbus Register Addresses ” dialog box.
Trend Backfill Log Point
Selection
Available for configuration revision 4.4 or higher. Lets you view but not
select method for configuring points to be saved in the trend history
buffer.
Find
Searches for an item on the "Find Item" dialog box. Select an item type
from the "Show" drop-down menu to search, then select an Item from
the "Item" drop down menu.
The Tag, Variable, or Function Block will be highlighted on the Function
Block Diagram.
Shortcut: CTRL+F
Go To
Shortcut: CTRL+G
Displays the “Enter Page Number” dialog box and allows you to enter
the page number to which you want to go. (1-20)
Options
Options are:
Warning Level
Allows enable/disable of Open Input and Unassigned I/O warnings.
Click on Box to select.
Export Delimiter
Allows setting of export report’s default format (comma delimited or tab
delimited).
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Menu Selection
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Toolbar
Displays or hides the toolbar in the top of the Main window. Gray
box with √ mark indicates display.
Status Bar
Displays or hides the status bar at the bottom of the Main window.
Gray box with √ mark indicates display.
File Browser
Displays or hides the File Browser at the top left of the Main
window. Gray box with icon indicates display.
Trace Window
Allows you to view the Traceback list.
Phone Book
Opens the "Select the Number to Call" dialog box. Lets you add
and delete phone number on the list.
Network Device List
Lets you setup a PC Network Port for interface to a specific
controller. See PC Network Port Set Up .
PC Serial Port
Setup
Lets you setup up to 8 PC Serial Comm ports for interface to a
specific controller. See PC Serial Com Port Setup .
Grid
Displays or hides a Grid on the FBD Worksheet
Zoom Out
Lets you Zoom in out to see more of a document.
Zoom levels of 50%, 75%, 100%, 125%, and 150%.
Also available from FBD worksheet toolbar.
Zoom In
Lets you zoom in to return items to normal size.
Zoom levels of 50%, 75%, 100%, 125%, and 150%.
Also available from FBD worksheet toolbar.
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Monitor Menu
Menu Selection
Function
Monitor Mode
Enters or exits monitor mode. While in monitor mode, edits to the
configuration cannot be made. If entering monitor mode, selecting
this menu item opens the "Enter Monitor Mode" dialog box.
Monitor Toolbar
The Monitor Toolbar toggles each monitor window.
Set Update Rate
You can specify the monitor update rate that determines how often data
is collected from the controller during monitoring.
Watch Summary Window
Toggles the Watch Summary Window that lets you view groups of
related data such as I/O and Signal Tags.
Controller Diagnostics
Toggles the Controller Diagnostics Window that lets you view the
controller parameters and values.
Rack Diagnostics
Toggles the Rack Diagnostics window that lets you view the Rack
Diagnostics, Expansion I/O Comm Diagnostics(except C30 CPU) and
the I/O Module parameters and indicators.
Controller Ports Diagnostics
Toggles the Configuration Port Diagnostics window that lets you view
the Configuration Port parameters and values.
Serial Port S1
Serial Port S2
Network Port
Expansion I/O Comm (except C30 CPU)
Host Connections
Peer to Peer Connections
Modbus Master Ports
Diagnostics
Toggles the Modbus Master Port Diagnostics window that displays the
status of the Modbus Master port.
Monitor Function Block
Shortcut: CTRL+M
Toggles the Function Block Monitor Windows that lets you monitor all
the parameters of the selected Function Block.
Forced Blocks
Toggles the Forced Block Summary Window that lets you see all the
outputs that are being forced and permits release of the force condition
for a selected output.
All Function Block Windows
Allows you toggle the function block windows that are open - On/Off.
All Pins
Lets you toggle monitoring values (numeric or On/Off state) at any input
or output pin – Display or Hide.
All Monitor Windows
Allows you toggle the Monitor windows that are open - On/Off.
Redundancy…
Accesses Redundancy diagnostics.
Redundancy System
Redundancy Link
Lead CPU
Reserve CPU
Scanner 2 Link
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Recipes Menu
Accesses all recipe pools. To learn about the different recipe types read Recipe Overview.
Menu Selection
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Allocate Recipe
Memory
Allocates the controller's memory for the four recipe types. This
is the number of recipes that can be stored in the controller's
four recipe pools. Recipes in these pools can be loaded and
run by Recipe Selection Blocks, Programmers, Schedulers,
and Sequencers. As recipe memory usage increases, less
memory is available for other parts of your configuration (such
as function blocks).
Setpoint Profiles…
Setpoint Program (Profile) configuration provides a quick and
easy way to create, edit, and save different ramp/soak
(setpoint) profiles for the Setpoint Programmer (SPP) control
blocks in the configuration. This selection opens the Setpoint
Profile Pool dialog box and allows viewing, adding, editing, and
printing of Setpoint Profile details.
You can save the selected SPP item to a file; open a SPP file
and insert it into the pool; and download the selected SPP item
to a controller’s Setpoint Profiles pool.
Setpoint Schedules…
Setpoint Schedule configuration provides a quick and easy way
to create, edit, and save different Setpoint Schedules for the
Setpoint Scheduler (SPS) control blocks in the configuration.
This selection opens the Setpoint Schedule Pool dialog box
and allows viewing, adding, editing, and printing of Setpoint
Schedules details.
You can save the selected SPS item to a file; open a SPS file
and insert it into the pool; and download the selected SPS item
to a controller’s Setpoint Schedule pool.
Sequences…
Sequence configuration provides a series of inter-related
events used to start-up or shut-down a unit process, or a series
of timed and process measurement dependent events that are
executed to produce a final product. This selection opens the
Sequence Pool dialog box and allows viewing, adding, editing,
and printing of Sequence details.
You can save the selected SEQ item to a file; open a SEQ file
and insert it into the pool; and download the selected SEQ item
to a controller’s Sequence pool.
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Window Menu
Menu Selection
Function
Cascade
Arranges windows so that they overlap making it easy to select a
window.
Tile Horizontally
Arranges windows side by side. Each window is visible and none
overlap.
Tile Vertically
Arranges windows over and under each other. Each window is
visible and none overlap.
Arrange All
Arranges configuration Icons when configurations are minimized.
(Open window
designations)
Lists all Function Block Diagrams, recipes, and data storage files
that are open and checks the one that is active. Click any file to
display it.
Help Menu
MENU SELECTIONS
Help Topics
Calls up the top level Helps Contents page.
Selecting a Topic displays information about that topic. If the information about a topic exceeds the
height of the window, a vertical scrollbar will be displayed.
Selecting the Index tab lets you type in the first few letters of the word you are looking for.
Selecting the Find tab lets you search for specific words and phrases in Help topics, instead of searching
for information by category.
About Help
Displays copyright and software version, and user name and company name entered during software’s
installation.
ADDITIONAL HELP ACCESS
Right-click Help for Help Topics
Right-click on any Function Block to access topic help for that particular Block
Hotspots
When the cursor is over a hotspot area on an image, it turns to a hand indicating that when clicked some
sort of action occurs.
Main Toolbar Functions
Click on ICON to open a dialog box.
ICON
Function
Dialog Box Comments
New
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New Recipes:
Select the "Recipe" tab. On the tab, click on a radio button to select
one of the following:
Recipes (Variables)
Setpoint Profile
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ICON
Function
Dialog Box Comments
Setpoint Schedule
Sequence
Click OK. The associated "Editor" dialog box will appear and a new
"Opened Recipe File" is listed in the File Browser. Refer to the
specific Recipe type for specifics.
New Data Storage:
Select the "Data Storage" tab. On the tab, click on a radio button to create a
new Data Storage File
Open
Displays the "Open" dialog box.
From the "Files of Type" drop-down menu, select a file type.
Navigate to folder where the file is stored.
Click on the desired file name, then click "OPEN".
Opens files and converts UMC800 (*.FBD) configuration files.
Save
Saves the active configuration.
First time save displays the "Save As" dialog box.
Print
Displays the "Print Report" Dialog box.
Lets you choose reports for printing from 5 different categories:
Controllers
Function Block Diagrams
Displays
Recipes
Alarms and Events
Help Topics
Opens Help Topics Table of Contents and Help information screen.
File Browser
Displays or hides the File Browser Window.
Traceback
Window
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Displays or hides the Traceback Window.
Monitor Mode
Enters/Exits Monitor Mode and allows On-line Monitoring and Diagnostics.
When pressed, the active configuration is in the Monitor mode (and cannot be
edited). When not pressed, the active configuration is in the edit mode.
Upload
Opens the "Upload File" dialog box. Press start to Upload file selected from the
controller.
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Navigational Tools
Navigational Tools available:
Main Menus and Main Window Toolbar
File Browser Window
Worksheet Category Tabs
Worksheet Toolbars (Controller, Display, Function Block Diagram, Utilities)
Find / Go To
Function Block Help (right mouse click on block)
Connection Traceback Window
Finding an Item on the FBD Worksheet
Hot Links
Keyboard Navigation
Right Mouse Click
Shown below are the right-click menus. See also Right Click In Monitor Mode.
Right Click On Function Block Object (not pins)
Help - Calls up Topic Help for Function Block selected
Execution Order
View Modbus Register Address
Properties
Right Click on Connected Function Block Input Pins
Trace
Right Click on Variable
Help - Calls up Topic Help for Function Block selected
Execution Order
View Modbus Register Address
Properties
Right Click on Signal Tag
Help – calls up help
Find Where Used – Opens Find dialog box. Lets you locate any and all places where the signal tag is
used.
View Modbus Register Address
Properties
Right Click on Page Connector
Help – calls up help
Find Where Used – Opens Find dialog box. Lets you locate any and all places where the page connector
is used.
View Modbus Register Address
Properties
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Click On FB Diagram White Space
Execution Order
Fast Logic Order
Find
Go To
View (displays the view menu)
Properties [File]
Right Click On Function Block in Worksheet
Toolbox Configuration Tab
Properties [File]
Find
Execution Order
Help – calls up help
Keyboard Navigation
Press
LEFT ARROW
To
Scroll worksheet to the left
RIGHT ARROW
Scroll worksheet to the right
UP ARROW
Scroll worksheet up
DOWN ARROW
Scroll worksheet down
END
Go to the end of last page
HOME
Go to the beginning of first page
PAGE DOWN
Go to the next worksheet page
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PAGE UP
Go to the previous worksheet page
CTRL+LEFT ARROW
Go to the end of last page
CTRL+RIGHT ARROW
Go to the beginning of first page
CTRL+UP ARROW
Go to the top of the page
CTRL+DOWN ARROW
Go to the bottom of the page
CTRL+PAGE DOWN
Go to the next worksheet tab
CTRL+PAGE UP
Go to the previous worksheet tab
Other keyboard functions
If necessary, you can use the standard keystroke conventions to move around.
ALT used together with the underlined letter in text labeling an object lets you select that object.
TAB select next field or object in dialog boxes and configuration templates
SHIFT+TAB select previous field or object in dialog boxes and configuration templates
UP ARROW previous choice in the field
DOWN ARROW next choice in the field
ALT+DOWN ARROW opens a drop-down list box
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File Management
Opening an Existing File
Select "Open" from
the File Menu…
or
Displays the “Open” dialog box. Drop-down the “Files of Type’
menu and select a file type.
from the Main
Toolbar
Shortcut: CTRL+O
Navigate to folder where the file is stored.
Click on the desired file name, then click “OPEN”.
or
From the "File" menu, select one of the most recently opened
file listed above the "Exit" item.
Saving A Configuration File
To Save an Existing File
Step
Action
1
Click SAVE from the FILE menu or from the Main toolbar.
2
If there are no unconnected inputs that need to be set to OFF or 0, and there are no I/O
blocks with unassigned I/O addresses, then the data is saved automatically, and the rest
of the steps may be skipped.
3
If there are unconnected inputs that have not been previously set to OFF or 0, and/or
there are I/O blocks with unassigned I/O addresses, the Process Control Designer will
notify you of the situation and ask if you want to see a list of unconnected inputs and/or a
list of unconfigured I/O blocks.
4
Click Yes to view the summary of unconnected inputs or unconfigured I/O blocks.
5
Click Log File to save the list to a text file, if required.
To Save a New File or Save the File as a New Name
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Step
Action
1
Click SAVE AS from the FILE menu. The Save As dialog box appears.
2
Type in the new file name in that field.
3
From the drop-down menu in the Save as Type field, select the configuration type
depending on the controller you have.
4
If there are no unconnected inputs that need to be set to OFF or 0 and no I/O blocks with
unassigned I/O addresses, the data is saved automatically and the remaining steps can
be skipped.
5
If there are unconnected inputs that have not been previously set to OFF or 0 and/or there
are I/O blocks with unassigned I/O addresses, the Process Control Designer notifies you
about the situation and prompts if you want to see a list of unconnected inputs and/or a
list of unconfigured I/O blocks.
6
Click Yes to view the summary of unconnected inputs or unconfigured I/O blocks.
7
Click Log File to save the list to a text file, if desired.
To Save a File as a Different Device or Revision (that is conversion)
Step
Action
1
Select SAVE AS from the FILE menu. The Save As dialog box appears.
2
Type in the new file name in that field.
3
From the drop-down menu in the "Save as Type" field, select the configuration type and
revision that you wish to convert to.
4
If there are no unconnected inputs that need to be set to OFF or 0, and there are no I/O
blocks with unassigned I/O addresses, then the data is saved automatically, and the rest
of the steps may be skipped.
5
If there are unconnected inputs that have not been previously set to OFF or 0, and/or
there are I/O blocks with unassigned I/O addresses, the Process Control Designer will
notify you of the situation and ask if you want to see a list of unconnected inputs and/or a
list of unconfigured I/O blocks.
Click Yes to view the summary of unconnected inputs or unconfigured I/O blocks.
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Step
Action
Click Log File to save the list to a text file, if desired.
ATTENTION: If you convert a safety-enabled configuration to a non-safety configuration, then all
the safety worksheets in the configuration is converted to process worksheets. Conversely, if you
convert a non-safety configuration to a safety-enabled configuration, then a blank safety worksheet
will be added to the configuration.
Creating Other File Types
See sections for details.
Create/Edit Recipe (Variables)
Create/Edit Setpoint Profile
Create/Edit Setpoint Schedule
Create/Edit Sequence
Create/Edit Data Storage Settings
Back up Controller Information
Uploading a File from the Controller
Introduction
Upload transfers a file FROM the controller TO the PC. Uploadable files are configurations, recipes,
and data storage.
The Controller may be in ANY mode.
No configuration file is required to be opened prior to the Upload Request.
Uploading Configuration
From the "File Menu" select Upload Configuration, or click on the Upload icon on the Main Toolbar
,or click on the Upload icon on the Utilities Worksheet Toolbar
then select "Upload
Configuration".
The Upload File dialog box will appear. A temporary file name will be place in the "File Name" box.
Under "Current CommLink Settings", select the port and address to communicate to a controller.
Reference "Utilities WorksheetUtilities_Worksheet_Overview" for configuring the PC Ports.
Press "START". The dialog box will show "Percent Complete".
The Uploaded File will appear with an automatic file name containing the controller name, its local
name (or alias), and the network it is on.
From the "File" menu, select Save or Save As and enter a file name and path in the appropriate
fields.
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Uploading Recipe or Data Storage
From the "File Menu" select Upload... The Upload File dialog box will appear. A temporary file
name will be place in the "File Name" box.
Under “Current” CommLink Settings”, select the port and address to communicate to a controller.
Reference "Utilities Worksheet" for configuring the PC Ports.
Press "START".
Select a file type to upload. If uploading a recipe you’ll be asked to choose which recipe in the
controller’s memory to upload.
The dialog box will show "Percent Complete". When the upload is complete, the Uploaded File will
appear (with a temporary file name) in the editor for that file type.
From the "File" menu, select Save or Save As and enter a file name and path in the appropriate
fields.
Downloading a File to the Controller
Introduction
Once a control strategy—configuration file—is opened, Configuration Download transfers a
configuration FROM the PC TO the controller.
The Controller may be in either RUN or PROGRAM mode (not Run-Locked)
ATTENTION: You cannot download an HC900-C50 configuration to an HC900-C30 and vice
versa. You must first convert the configuration before doing a download. See “Converting
HC900 configurations ”.
Procedure
From the File Menu select "Open" or Upload a file* from the controller.
Select the file (.cde) that is to be downloaded.
The selected function block diagram will appear in the Active View window. Only the active file
window can be downloaded.
From the "File Menu" select Download or
click on the Download icon on the Main Toolbar
,or
click on the Download icon on the Utilities Worksheet Toolbar
then select "Download
Configuration".
The "Download File" dialog box will appear. Check the Port and Address information for correctness.
Press "START" to download the configuration to the configuration buffer.
The download will begin if the controller is in:PROGRAM mode or RUN mode.
The download will be rejected if the controller is in:RUN/LOCKED mode or OFFLINE mode.
The dialog box will show "Percent Complete".
After the database tables have been transferred to a configuration buffer, select one of the following
commands to transfer from the buffer to the controller:
HOT START - the controller will use the new or updated configuration in RUN Mode.
During a Hot Start:
- Controller memory will not be re-initialized
- Outputs will be held at their current value.
- Controller will stay in RUN mode
There are two possible actions with a Hot Start.
- If the Hot Start will be completed within approximately 3 controller scan cycles, then
the Hot Start will proceed automatically.
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- If the Hot Start requires longer than 3 controller scan cycles, a dialog box displays a)
the estimated duration of the Hot Start and b) options to initiate or cancel the Hot Start.
COLD START - the controller will transition through normal PROGRAM-TO-RUN mode
transition
- Controller memory will be re-initialized
- Outputs will be turned off during re-start
- Controller will return to RUN mode
ABORT - the controller will disregard the new configuration and continue to use the
previous configuration.
The dialog box status line will state "Mode Change in Progress" then "Download Successful" when
completed.
Downloading in Run Mode
WARNING
While we provide application assistance personally, through our literature and the
Honeywell web site, it is up to the customer to determine the suitability of the
configuration in the application and the potential dangers of downloading a
configuration while running.
Downloading in RUN Mode has the potential to create a hazardous situation. Changes to
the configuration result in a short suspension of the control program followed by an
immediate execution of the new configuration. It is the user’s responsibility to ensure
that configuration changes will not result in a hazardous situation.
It is the user’s responsibility to assess this risk for his process. Failure to comply with
these instructions could result in death or serious injury to people and/or property
damage.
Downloading in Run Mode (Hot Start) is a means to make configuration changes and download them
to the controller without taking the process off-line.
It is intended for incremental changes to a running configuration, such as:
Adding and Deleting Blocks
Modifying block configuration parameters
Adding/changing soft-wires, signals, variables
Adding OI displays, Data Storage
Adding Recipes, SP Profiles, SP Schedules, or Sequencers.
Adding, deleting, or modifying I/O (DI, DO, AI, AO).
IMPORTANT: If you intend to make a set of changes to a running configuration and wish to
preserve the context of the current configuration parameters you should perform an upload
from the controller first to assure that you have the current configuration, make the
incremental changes, and then download.
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Cautions
Configuration Change Transfer
Once the HOT START button is depressed, the configuration will be updated with the new
changes. Note: During the time period required to perform the Hot Start, the controller will suspend
the execution of its function blocks and hold its outputs at their current value. If you select Hot Start
and the Hot Start will take longer than approximately three controller scan cycles, a popup window
appears:
If this time period is acceptable, click Yes to begin the Hot Start. If this time period is not
acceptable, press No.
Configuration Parameters
All Configuration Parameters are set to the value or state in the .cde file following a
download. For example: Tuning constants could be over written by a Download while in Run
Mode. The tuning constants are considered part of the configuration. If you DO NOT first upload
the present configuration, you will overwrite the active parameters with the values in the
configuration that are downloaded. The new download is an all or nothing proposition.
Data Storage Schedule
Assuming changes have NOT been made to an OI data Storage Schedule, the data storage will be
interrupted only as long as it takes to transfer the configuration changes.
Download Controller Firmware
Background
Code download provides a mechanism to upgrade the firmware in your HC900 Process Controller to a
newer version without the need to replace the CPU card. This can be useful if you wish to upgrade your
controller to take advantage of new features and functions as they are introduced, or in the event that a
software bug requires field repair.
Getting Started
Before you begin the download there are a few things you need to be aware of.
• Code Download can take from a couple of minutes using Ethernet to over one hour if using a
Modem. Therefore, it is highly recommended that you do not start the code download
procedure at a time when the likelihood of power failure is increased, such as during
thunderstorms.
• The code download function is only available through the HC900 Process Control Utilities
program connected to the controller via the CONFIGURATION port or Ethernet port on the
HC900. Use the Utilities Worksheet to do the download.
• The controller will not allow the controller firmware download to begin if the battery is bad.
• Code download will destroy the configuration database in the controller. Therefore, before code
download is started, either upload the configuration file via the operator interface and save on
floppy, or upload and save to your PC via the software’s Utilities Worksheet.
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Install these three files in the same directory:
Controller File Version of file .CPU
Scanner File
Version of file .SCN
Loader File
Loader.S19
To obtain these files, go to http://content.honeywell.com/ipc/faq, Modular Control Systems, HC900.
Version 1.03 or later must be used. It is recommended that both the controller and scanners be upgraded
together.
Controller Mode
Before starting the Controller Firmware Download, switch the controller to "Program Locked" or
"Program" mode. Program Locked offers more security by requiring a key to change the mode switch
position. See set controller mode.
Download Procedure
Step
Action
1
Backup the controller configuration either by uploading to floppy disk on the operator
interface, or uploading and saving via the Process Control Utilities.
2
Make sure the controller’s mode switch is in "Program" (locked) or "Run/Prog" position. If
the switch is in "Run/Prog" position, go to set controller mode display and change mode
to Program.
3
In Process Control Utilities select the Utilities Worksheet tab.
Controller Module
4
From the "Controller Utilities Functions" select "Download to Controller".
On the sub-menu, select "Controller Firmware", then "Controller Module".
5
Use the "Look in:" drop down list in the "Open" dialog box to select the drive and folder
you placed the files in.
6
Select and open the file "Version.CPU" displayed in the file list box.
7
Select the "Port" and "Address" on the "Download File" dialog box.
8
Click on the "Start" button in the "Download File" dialog box. The download will start, and
progress is displayed. The download itself will take a few minutes, depending on the Port
type and connection.
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A "Download Succeeded" status will be displayed in the "Download File" dialog box.
If a failure is detected, an error message will appear in the Status section of the
"Download File" dialog box. See "Error Messages" for a list of possible messages and
resolutions. Also see Failure Modes.
Scanner Module
10
From the "Controller Utilities Functions" select "Download to Controller".
On the sub-menu, select "Controller Firmware", then "Scanner Module".
11
Use the "Look in:" drop down list in the "Open" dialog box to select the drive and folder
you placed the files in.
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Select and open the file "Version.SCN" displayed in the file list box.
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Action
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Select the "Port" and "Address" on the "Download File" dialog box.
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Click on the "Start" button in the "Download File" dialog box. The download will start, and
progress is displayed. The download itself will take a few minutes, depending on the Port
type and connection.
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A "Download Succeeded" status will be displayed in the "Download File" dialog box.
If a failure is detected, an error message will appear in the Status section of the
"Download File" dialog box. See "Error Messages" for a list of possible messages and
resolutions. Also see Failure Modes.
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Restore the configuration from the backup copy you previously made.
Failure Modes
If there is a download failure indication on the "Download File" dialog box:
• DO NOT cycle the controller power and DO NOT remove the battery.
• Check the physical connections.
• Check for power failures.
• Restart the download from the beginning.
Download Firmware Error Messages
This is a list of possible error messages that could be displayed as the result of a Download Firmware
failure:
Error Message
What to do
Instrument must be in PROGRAM LOCK
mode to perform this operation
Put controller in program lock mode before starting
code download.
Instrument's battery missing or dead
Replace controller battery before starting code
download.
Missing loader binary file
Could not open the loader file. Make sure the
“loader.s19” file is in the same directory as the
firmware file to be downloaded.
Could not open firmware update file
Make sure the firmware file is present in the
directory selected.
Programming is not required, the
downloaded version matches the code
in the controller
The version in the controller matches the version
that was downloaded.
The downloaded file is corrupted
The firmware file was bad. Replace the firmware
file
Failed to complete file transfer
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What to do
Controller is not responding, code
download failed
Could be caused by communication loss or
controller power failure. Restart code download
again.
Failed to put instrument into loader
transfer mode
Could be caused by communication loss or
controller power failure. Restart code download
again.
Failed to get controller status
Could be caused by communication loss or
controller power failure. Restart code download
again.
Unexpected controller mode. Code
download will abort. The controller will
now reset
Could be caused by communication loss or
controller power failure. Restart code download
again.
Failed to get expansion rack status
Could be caused by communication loss or
controller power failure. Restart code download
again.
FLASH erase failure. Replace the
controller card
The controller has a hardware problem. Replace the
controller card.
FLASH programming failure. Replace
the controller card
The controller has a hardware problem. Replace the
controller card.
FLASH memory failure. Replace the
Controller card
The controller has a hardware problem. Replace
the controller card.
An incomplete code download has been
detected. Do not remove controller
power! Removing controller power
could result in damage to the scanner
card(s)
A previous code download was aborted or failed.
Code download will proceed using the selected file.
An incomplete code download has been
detected. Code download will proceed
using the selected file
A previous code download was aborted or failed.
Code download will proceed using the selected file.
No scanner racks detected
Most likely cause is no expansion racks connected
to the main controller. It can also be caused by a
failed scanner card. If a scanner is properly
connected to the controller and this message is
displayed, replace the scanner card.
“Rack 1: SUCCESS, Rack 2: FAILED"
Completion report for scanner code download.
There should be a SUCCESS status for each card
connected to the main controller rack. A FAILED
status could be caused by a communications
problem between the main controller rack and the
scanner racks or by a failed scanner card. Restart
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Error Message
What to do
code download again.
File Properties
Lets you view the title and author of the file as well as view the file statistics (Number of Blocks,
Inputs, and other items).
From the Process Control Utilities Window File menu, select “Properties”. Or in the File Browser
Window right-click on an open configuration.
The “File Properties” dialog box will appear.
Select a tab:
General
Title and Author.
Read only: Path and file name, Date created and Last Modified, Schema #, Device information (CPU
type, Revision number)
Statistics
Shows usages and capacities for all items in the configuration. Asterisk * indicates there is no specific
limit for this item, its limit is determined by available memory.
Cycle Time and Fast Cycle Time increase (slow down) as the following increase: CPU % Used, Fast
CPU % Used, Dynamic Memory, Config Memory. Also, extensive use of Free Form Logic blocks (as
opposed to equivalent gate logic) can substantially increase Fast Cycle Time.
Be aware that deleted function blocks consume memory; this memory can be made available by
defragmenting.
"Read Protection" - Indicates current protection.
"Worksheet Protection" - Indicates current protection.
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Protected files are password protected. You will be prompted for a password to open them.
Write Protect a File
Introduction
Optional configuration File Write protection is provided. This feature makes use of the disk general file
"Read Only" attribute. All the files default to "No Protection". When set to "Read Only", the file is Write
Protected, which means it cannot be over written or deleted.
Select "Write Protect File" from the FILE menu.
Use the Check Box on the dialog box that appears to turn the attribute On (selected) or Off (deselected).
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PC Comm Ports and Connections
How to Manage PC Comm Ports and Connections
The middle and lower portions of the Utilities Worksheet contain the PC Comm Ports and Connections
functions.
Setting up your PC Comm Ports consists of the following functions:
PC Network Port Setup
PC Serial Comm Port Setup
PC to Controller Connection Settings
Remote Loopback test
Remote Access
Communications Statistics
PC Network Port Set Up For Controller Access
The software lets you setup a PC Network Port and up to 8 PC Serial Comm ports for interface to a
specific controller (serially via the controller’s serial configuration port or over a network via the
controller’s Ethernet port, accessed by its IP address). You will need an Network Interface Card (NIC) in
your PC for network connection. If there is a Modem on your PC, a symbol will appear on one of the
Serial comm ports buttons.
Setting Up a Network Port
Click on the Network Port setup button
The Network Port Dialog Box will Open
To ADD a Network Port:
Click on ADD and enter the properties in the Device
IP Address fields.
To EDIT a Network Port:
Click a device, click on EDIT and enter the
properties in the Device IP Address fields.
To Delete a Network address:
Click on a device in the Network address list, then
click Delete button. The address will be deleted.
To do a Loopback test for a specific address
Click on the Loopback button.
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For Advanced Network Setup, click on the
MORE>> button at the bottom of the "Network Port
Properties" dialog box.
Number of Retries before Abort - Enter a decimal
value
Retry Delay - Enter a value in milliseconds
Timeout - Enter a value in milliseconds
Note: It is not recommended that you set the values
lower than those shown in the dialog box, since it
may cause some communications operations to
fail.
Press Reset button to reset these fields to their
default values
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PC Serial Com Port Setup
The software lets you setup a Network Port from 1 up to 8 Serial Comm ports. If there is a Modem on
your PC, a symbol will appear on one of the Serial Comm Ports buttons. See Setting up a Serial Com
Port with a Modem.
Setting Up a Serial Comm Port
1. Click on the Serial Comm Port setup button.
When there is no port Icon above the comm
port name, the port is currently disabled.
2. The "Serial Comm Port Properties" Dialog
Box will Open
Click the 'Enable Port" box
Manually select a Baud Rate from the "Speed"
drop-down menu, or if a controller is currently
connected to the ports, press the "Detect"
button to detect the controller's baud rate.
Click OK.
Note: If the Detect process runs through all of
the baud rates rapidly without appearing to
actually check each baud rate, there may be a
mismatch between the PC’s serial port type
and the controller’s serial port type. If this
behavior occurs, make sure that the DIP
switches on the controller’s CPU card are set
correctly.
Note: The serial comm ports are configured to default to
Honeywell ELN protocol, If a user configures a serial port to
use Modbus RTU (slave) protocol, the Serial 232 box may
be checked for HC Designer to communicate via this
protocol.
3. The Serial CommPort Button will now show
an icon indicating that the port has been set
up.
4. For Advanced Network Setup, click on the
MORE>> button at the bottom of the "Serial
Comm Port Properties" dialog box.
Number of Retries before Abort - Enter a
decimal value
Retry Delay - Enter a value in milliseconds
Timeout - Enter a value in milliseconds
Note: It is not recommended that you set the
values lower than those shown in the dialog
box, since it may cause some
communications operations to fail.
Press Reset button to reset these fields to
their default values.
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Setting Up a Serial Comm Port with a Modem
Modems must be "Installed" in MS Windows™.
Click on the Serial Comm Port Setup button that
contains an image of a Modem
The "Serial Comm Port Properties" Dialog Box will
Open
Click the 'Enable Port" box
There is NO Baud selection because the speed is
determined by the controller's modem.
Click OK,
For Advanced Network Setup, click on the MORE>>
button at the bottom of the "Serial Comm Port
Properties" dialog box.
Number of Retries before Abort - Enter a decimal
value
Retry Delay - Enter a value in milliseconds
Timeout - Enter a value in milliseconds
Note: It is not recommended that you set the
values lower than those shown in the dialog box,
since it may cause some communications
operations to fail.
Press Reset button to reset these fields to their
default values.
For Telephony Settings, click on the MORE>> button
at the bottom of the "Serial Comm Port Properties"
dialog box.
Click on a radio button to select one of the
following two options:
No Timeout - No timeout is performed and the
application will stay connected until you Hang Up
Connection Timeout - Enter in the active field (in
minutes) how long the application will leave the line
open before hanging up automatically.
The Modem will hang up if there is no
communications activity for this amount of time.
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PC to Controller Connection Settings
After setting up your PC Network and PC Serial Comm Ports:
Select a Port from the drop-down menu
If you selected "Network" Select the
Address of the controller from the
drop-down menu.
You can run a loopback test
You can view and reset the
communications statistics
Remote Loopback Test
Remote Loopback tests the connection between the PC and the Controller.
Running the test
Click on the Loopback icon on the Utilities Worksheet Window.
will appear.
. The "Remote Loopback Test" dialog box
Click "SEND". The Status line will read:
Instrument Responded Correctly, or
Instrument did not Respond - check the connections
Click "Close".
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Remote Access
Overview
The Process Control Utilities software supports Remote Controller Access via dial-up modem. An
external modem is required at the controller and is connected to the standard serial configuration port.
If a modem is already installed on the PC the Process Control Utilities will notify you that it exists.
Remote Access functions include on-line monitoring Live Monitor - Overview, Uploading and
Downloading Configurations.
Procedure
Click on the Utilities tab.
Click on a Comm Port, under PC Port Setup, that indicates a Modem.
The Serial Comm Port Properties dialog box opens,
Click on the "Enable Port" box.
From the "Port" drop-down menu, select "COMx:MODEM".
will appear next to the Statistics button.
Click on this icon and the "Select the Number To Call" will appear.
To Hang Up a call, select “Hangup Modem” from the File Menu in the Main Menu. A message will ask
you to confirm that you want to hang up.
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Communications Statistics
The "Statistics" button on the "Current PC to Controller Connections Settings" will launch the
"Communications Error Summary" dialog box. The summary statistics are shown below:
See the table below for corrective action for each communication error.
Click on "Reset" to change the statistics to "0".
Error
Reason
Number of Comm Attempts
Count of messages sent down to a Controller
Receive Overrun Errors
A count of Controller response messages that were longer than expected. Make
sure you have the latest version of HC Utilities and that it is compatible with the
Controller version. Contact Technical Support if the problem continues.
API Errors
The number of Application Errors are typically errors reported by the Controller.
Common reasons for this error:
Instrument responded to the wrong message. Check that there isn’t more than one
device with the same IP or Modbus address trying to communicate with the
Controller.
Controller communication port is in use by other device(s).
Instrument responded with an error code. Take note of any error message dialog
boxes that may popup while communicating with the Controller (e.g. While
Monitoring). Attempt any corrective action based on the reported errors.
Contact Technical Support if the problem continues.
Link Errors
Count of messages that could not be interpreted by HC Utilities. Typically these
occur when the response message contains garbled data. Check physical
connections between the Controller and the PC. If you are using a modem or a
serial cable, this error may be the result of "line noise".
Physical Errors
Count of hardware type errors. These typically occur when the Controller doesn’t
respond. Check cable and other hardware connections. If using a modem or a
serial cable, verify the cable connections and baud rates of all pieces.
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Worksheets Overview
What is a Worksheet?
A Worksheet is a logical partition of a configuration file. Worksheets can be further categorized by
function into 6 main categories. Each category is assigned a tab in the worksheet category tab control
that makes up the main Worksheet Window of a configuration. There are restrictions on the number of
individual worksheets that can exist in a given category and not all categories are available to all
controller types and revisions of controller firmware. Below are the different worksheet categories:
Controller Worksheet
Displays the configuration of I/O modules
1 per configuration
Operator Panel Worksheet
Display and configure Operator Interface displays
(Also referred to as Display
Worksheets)
1 per configuration
Not available in revision 6.0 and above
Function Block Diagram Worksheets
Display and configure control logic
(This category is sub-divided into)
Process Worksheets
20 per configuration (for C30, C30S, C50, C50S)
40 per configuration (for C70, C70S, C70R, C75, C75S)
Safety Worksheets
20 per configuration (for C30S, C50S)
40 per configuration (for C70S, C75S)
Only available for SIL-compliant controller types
Only available in revision 6.0 and above
Modbus Map Worksheet
Only available in revision 4.0 and higher configurations using
a Custom Modbus Address Map
1 per configuration
Utilities Worksheet
Provides access to a variety of maintenance functions for the
controller
1 per configuration
Each Worksheet may have full or restricted access (Worksheet Protection).
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Worksheet Category Tabs
A configuration is organized into categories shown as tabs at the bottom of the Main window:
Controller
Display
Function Blocks (may also be shown as “Process” or “Safely”)
Modbus Map Worksheet – (1 per configuration. Visible only when using a Custom Modbus map)
An additional tab, Utilities, is provides access to a variety of useful functions that interact with the
controller.
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Controller Worksheet
Controller Worksheet Overview
There is one worksheet for the configuration. It displays the I/O in all configured racks.
Toolbar
The Controller Worksheet has a Toolbar to launch dialog boxes to configure:
Print Worksheet- Prints the I/O Summary as viewed on the worksheet.
Controller Identification - Shows the controller name. It will be displayed on the Operator
Interface used for Peer Communications (16 characters).
Controller E-Mail Notification
Unlock Worksheets
I/O Summary
A summary of each addressed I/O point (as well as unassigned I/O points) in the configuration indicates:
•
Rack/Module/Channel
•
Block ID - a hot link when clicked finds the I/O block on the Function Block Diagram
•
Engineering Units and AI Input range
•
Signal Tag of primary output pin (if present) a hot link when clicked finds the signal tag on the Function
Block Diagram
•
Signal Descriptor of primary output pin (if present)
This assignment summary is built and updated dynamically on the worksheet body. It can be printed from
the toolbar Icon.
Controller Configuration Toolbar
Click on ICON to open a dialog box.
ICON
Function
Print
Worksheet
Dialog Box Comments
Click to open the standard Print dialog box.
Fill in appropriate fields
Printed Output is the I/O Summary as viewed on the worksheet.
To display each page, as it will look when printed, click Print Report Preview on
the File menu.
Controller
Identification
E-Mail
Notification
Click to open the Controller Identification dialog box.
Also indicates controller type and revision. (read only)
Click to open the E-Mail Notification dialog box.
Two Tabs on Dialog Box:
General FROM name displayed for convenience (read only) and SUBJECT information 31 character configurable text.
To List - up to 3 configurable E-Mail addresses. For each Email address check
an Alarm/Event priority
See "E-Mail Notification"
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Unlock
Worksheets
Click to open the "Unlock Worksheets" dialog box. Enter a password and click
"Unlock" to unlock all worksheets.
E-Mail Notification
opens the E-Mail Notification dialog box. It lets you view up to three E-Mail addresses per
controller configuration for Alarm and Event notification.
There are two tabs on the dialog Box.
General Tab
FROM
The Controller name is configured by the builder of the Configuration file
[Read Only]
SUBJECT
Event Subject (up to 31 characters)
Alarm Subject (up to 31 characters)
To List Tab 3 configurable E-Mail addresses.(32 characters per addresses)
Each Email address has checked the Alarm/Event priorities you want the E-mail address to receive.
Events do not have multiple priorities like alarms because they are considered at a priority lower than all
alarms.
Alarm priorities were set during "Alarm Group Configuration" under "Alarm Details"
2 = Low Priority Alarm
3 = Medium Priority Alarm
4 = High Priority Alarms
5 = Emergency Alarm
The priority of an event is always indicated as "1" - (see Event Configuration)
Attention: See "Set Controller Network Parameters" and follow the wizard to set up a SMTP mail
server IP Address.
Examples:
[email protected] receives only priority 5 Alarms
(only the check box for "5" is checked
[email protected] receives all Alarms and Events
(all 5 boxes are checked)
[email protected] receives only Events
(only check box for "1" is checked)
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Unlock the Worksheets
opens the "Unlock Worksheets" dialog box.
Enter the password in the field and then, press "UNLOCK".
How to add/change worksheet protection.
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Data Storage
Note: This section applies to models 551, 552 and 1042 operator interfaces with floppy disk storage.
It does not apply to the 900 Control Station. Please reference the Station Designer User Guide,
51-52-25-149 for support of the 900 Control Station.
Data Storage Overview
The Data Storage feature provides background storage of process information on a storage device for
analysis by an off-line computer equipped with Honeywell data analysis software.
Data stored files can not be reviewed from the operator interface. The instrument can support both
continuous and discontinuous (batching) modes of the following storage types:
Trends - Two Trend groups of up to 12 points each can be stored. Floppy disk capacity for trends
is inversely proportional to the number of trend points and the storage time interval (that is, the
time between trend samples). For example, when storing 2 trend groups of 12 points each at a
storage interval of 2 seconds, the storage device will be filled in a few hours. Conversely, when
storing 1 trend group of 3 points at a storage interval of 30 minutes, the storage device could take
several months to be filled.
Point Log (unit data samples) - A point log file to take a "snapshot" of process data for up to 12
points is also provided. Point log samples can be scheduled to occur at a user-specified time
synchronized to the controller’s Real Time Clock (RTC) or by a digital event in the controller. The
maximum sample rate for point log data is 60 seconds per sample. The Point log file has a
maximum capacity of between 2000 and 5000 records per file.
Alarms - Alarm recording is available to store on and off alarm actions. Alarm data includes the
point tag, a 16-character point description, and the time and date of alarm occurrence. The Alarm
file has a capacity of between 150 and 1500 records per file.
Events - Digital event recording is also available to store on and off transitions of digital events in
the controller. Event data includes the point tag, a 16-character point description, and the time
and date of event occurrence. An Event file has a capacity of between 150 and 1500 records per
file.
Setpoint Programs/Schedules, instrument configurations, recipes, variables, diagnostics, and
calibrations are not part of the Data Storage feature.
Associated Information
Data Storage Conventions
Data Storage Enable Conditions
Data Storage Configuration
Data Storage Conventions
Storage Modes
Trends, Point Log, and Alarms/Events can be stored in Continuous or Batch modes. In addition, Point
Log can be stored in On Command mode.
Mode
Description
Off
No data will be collected
Continuous
Data is sampled at the storage interval
Batch
Data is sampled at the storage interval, but also a Batch Enable Signal separates the
sampled data into numbered batches. Batch #1 begins when the Batch Enable Signal
turns on, and ends when the signal turns off. Batch #2 begins when the Batch Enable
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Signal turns on, and ends when the signal turns off, etc. No batch mode data is
collected while the Batch Enable Signal is off. The Batch Enable Signal does not affect
data being stored as Continuous or On Command.
On Command
Point Log data is sampled on each off-to-on transition of the Point Log Enable Signal.
Storage intervals
When data storage is enabled, samples are taken at regular intervals known as the storage intervals.
These intervals can be from a few seconds to 30 minutes. Each data type has its own storage interval.
For example:
Trends can be stored using one interval (like 5 seconds),
Point Log using another interval (like 10 per day), and
Alarms/Events (stored as they occur).
Or, they can all use the same interval. It depends on how data storage has been
configured.
In Continuous and Batch modes, the storage interval determines how often data is sampled and stored:
For trends, data is first sampled when storage is enabled and again at equally spaced intervals thereafter.
For example, if trend storage is enabled at 2:03 p.m. and the interval is 10 minutes, trend storage
occurs at 2:03, 2:13, 2:23, etc. until storage is disabled.
For Point Log, data is first sampled after storage is enabled but not until the programmed Start Time.
Data is sampled at equally spaced intervals after the Start Time. For example, suppose the Start
Time is 3:00 p.m. and the storage interval is 10 minutes. If storage is enabled at 2:03 p.m., the first
sample will occur at 3:00 and every 10 minutes thereafter. If storage is disabled at 3:35 and enabled
at 3:42, storage will resume at 3:50. Notice that the interval is synchronized to the Start Time.
Alarm/Events are logged on occurrence with time and date (No interval)
In On Command mode for Point Log, there is no storage interval or Start Time. A single sample of Point
Log data is taken when the Point Log Enable changes from off (disable) to on (enable).
How Storage is Enabled
Data collection may be started through key actions from the operator interface keyboard or from digital
status signals from the controller. An "S" in the status line of the operator interface display indicates
active storage. [For detailed information refer to Data Storage Enable Conditions]
Disk Capacity
The disk capacity (in time) is calculated and displayed once all storage initialization is complete. This
eliminates the need for manual calculations and gives the operator the exact duration of the disk. All file
types in the data storage feature may be configured to stop collecting data when the file is full or to
continue in a circular storage mode (roll-over) where the oldest data is discarded as new data is
collected. When roll-over is not selected, a disk full warning indication is provided in the status line of the
display. The configurator, as required, may change the percent full limit. A storage buffer in the operator
interface allows changing the disk media without the loss of process data.
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File Extensions
The following File Extensions are used for the HC900 Controller’s Data Storage output files:
LNT for Trend Files
LNP for Point Log Files
LNA for Alarm Files
LNE for Event Files
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Data Storage Enable Conditions
How storage is enabled
Data Storage Enable/disable is an Operator Interface function. If a schedule is developed in the
software, all storage is automatically enabled.
Enable controls
The figure below shows the controls that must be enabled for each storage mode and data type.
The left side shows the three data types and their possible storage modes (only one storage mode
is in effect for any data type). The arrows show the conditions required for that storage to take place.
For example, trend batch storage requires:
the Trend Storage Control to be on (enabled at configuration – if any signal is selected for storage i.e.
Signal Enable = NONE),
the Batch Command Control to be on (enabled at configuration), and
the Data Storage Control to be enabled (enabled at Operator Interface).
Notice that the Batch Command Control applies only to batch storage mode.
Three Levels of Enabling
There are three levels of Data Storage Enable:
Data Storage Disable Signal (Operator Interface) – See Note 1.
Data Type Enable Signals
Batch Command Enable Signal
Note 1. Since any storage schedules loaded into the system automatically enables storage, the
operator interface can disable storage.
Data Type Enable Signals
This level of control is the Data Type Enable Signal. Each data type (trends, point log, and
alarms/events) has its own Enable Signal that can either be configured as a digital signal on the
Process Control Designer, or if not configured as a digital signal (NONE selected on Process
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Control Designer Data Storage Configuration), it will appear on the Storage Control menu on the
operator interface
For example, if the Trend Enable Signal is configured as a digital signal in the Process Control
Designer Data Storage Configuration, it will not appear on the Storage Control menu on the
operator interface. This is done to avoid having two conflicting sources for the enable signal.
When a digital signal is not used, the Trend enable signal is set to enable when the configuration is
loaded. The Trends can then be disabled from the Operator Interface.
The Enable Signal has two functions for Point Log storage.
In Continuous and Batch modes, it enables Point Log storage to begin at the Start Time and at every
storage interval thereafter.
In On Command mode, when it changes from off (disable) to on (enable), it causes a single sample
of Point Log data to be stored at that moment. (See Point Log Storage Enable Conditions)
Batch Command Enable Signal
This level of control is the Batch Command. It is a single control signal that starts and stops storage
for all data types configured for batch storage.
It does not affect Continuous or On Command storage.
If the Batch Signal is configured as a digital signal in the Process Control Designer Data Storage
Configuration, it will not appear on the Storage Control menu on the Operator Interface. This is
done to avoid having two conflicting sources for the signal.
When a digital signal is not used and Batch storage has been selected, the Batch command signal
is set to Stop. Batches can be started from the Operator Interface.
Storage Enable Conditions
Trend Storage Enable Conditions
The figure below shows examples of Trend Storage Enable Conditions.
Notice that Continuous Trend storage occurs unless Trend Disable or Data Storage Disable is
selected.
For Batch Trend storage, notice that Trend enable/disable, Data Storage enable/disable must be
set to enable and Batch command must be Start.
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Point Log Storage Enable Conditions
The figure below shows examples of Point Log Storage Enable conditions.
Notice that it occurs unless Point Log Disable or Data Storage Disable is selected.
For Batch Point Log storage, notice that all three enables must be on.
The figure shows that storage does not actually occur until the Start Time occurs, and then at every
Storage Interval thereafter.
For On Command Point Log storage, notice the samples are taken the instant Point Log Enable is
enabled but not at intervals.
Alarm/Event Storage Enable Conditions
The figure below shows examples of Alarm/Event Enable conditions.
Notice that Continuous Alarm/Event storage occurs unless Alarm/Event Disable and Data
Storage Disable is selected.
For Batch Alarm/Event storage, all three enables must be on.
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1: Although Alarm Storage is active during the specified time periods, Alarm records will only be
saved on active transitions of the alarm status. If no alarm occurs during the active period, the data
for that period will be blank.
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Data Storage Configuration Access
on the Operator Panel Worksheet Toolbar opens the Data Storage Configuration dialog box.
This facility allows you to view configured groups of data that will be stored to the Operator interface's
data storage device. This process history can be a valuable source of information to analyze process
operations quality and upsets.
The groups are configured in Process Control Utilities and downloaded as part of the configuration.
You can also create a new data storage file (.dss) separate from the configuration. On the File menu,
select New, Data Storage.
Select a tab at the top of the dialog box to access a specific Data Storage Configuration dialog box.
Create/Edit Data Storage File
Creates/edits a data storage file (.DSS). File can be downloaded to the controller.
Step/Item
Action/Description
Select File, Open.
Lets you choose a .DSS file to edit. After selecting file the Data
Storage Editor appears.
OR
Select File, New.
"Choose a new file type" box appears.
Select Data Storage tab.
Data Storage button appears.
Select Data Storage.
The Data Storage Editor appears.
THEN
Select a Reference
Configuration.
A data storage file must have a configuration to give it context.
Select an open configuration from the pull-down list. If none
available, select Open Configuration to open one. The
configuration will open. Click back to Data Storage Editor and
select the reference configuration.
Trend
Trend setup.
Point Log
Point Log setup.
Alarm/Event
Alarms/Events setup.
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Pre-initialize Disk
Prepares zip disk for data storage. Select this to avoid the long
initialization time on the operator interface.
Print
Prints the data storage settings.
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Step/Item
Action/Description
Save
Saves the data storage file as .DSS file.
Download
Downloads data storage file to the controller.
Trend Storage Configuration
Trend storage will provide the following:
Number of Files:
2 maximum
Points per Trend:
12 maximum, Analog or Digital
Storage Modes:
Off, Batch, Continuous
Storage Interval:
2, 5, 10, 20,30,40, 50 seconds
1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 30 minutes
External Control:
Digital Tagged Signal – Start/Stop of both Trends
Configuration Procedure
Select the "TREND" tab on the "Data Storage Editor" dialog box.
Active Field
Batch Enable
Signal
Description
This signal starts and stops storage for Trends configured for "Batch"
storage. It does not affect "Continuous" storage selection.
From the pull-down menu, select:
NONE – Batch is started/stopped only through the operator interface’s
Data Storage Control Menu (defaults to Stop on configuration download)
ANY DIGITAL TAG – Batch is started/stopped only through the on/off
state of the selected Digital Signal. It will not appear on the operator
interface’s data Storage Control Menu
For detailed information concerning Data Storage Enable, refer to "Data
Storage Enable Conditions"
Group
Use the pull-down menu and select a Trend Group for configuration.
Title
Enter a Group Title. There is a maximum of 24 characters
(Note: This is not displayed on the Operator Interface. It only serves as a
reminder for the user.)
File name
Tag List
Enter a File Name. There is a maximum of 8 Alpha Numeric characters.
(DOS File Name restrictions)
From the Tag List drop-down menu, select the type of signals you want
the tag list to display.
Click on a Tag Name and click ADD>>.
The tag name will be added to the "Selected Tags" list.
Selected Tag
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Scale each tag selected for High and Low values for the Trend Display.
Click on the "Scale High" and "Scale Low" fields and enter the value.
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Description
To delete a signal tag, click on a tag and click Delete.
Storage
Intervals
Storage Interval
From the Storage Interval drop-down menu, select a storage interval of
from 2 seconds to 30 minutes.
When Data Storage is enabled, samples will be taken at the interval
selected here.
Refer to Storage Intervals in Storage Conventions
Data Type
Enable Signals
This enable signal turns storage on and off for trends.
From the pull-down menu, select:
NONE – Trend Storage Enable is started/stopped only through the
operator interface’s Data Storage Control Menu (defaults to Enable on
configuration download), or,
ANY DIGITAL TAG – Trend Storage is started/stopped only through the
on/off state of the selected Digital Signal. It will not appear on the
operator interface’s data Storage Control Menu
For detailed information concerning Trend Storage Enable, refer to "Trend
Storage Enable Conditions".
Storage Mode
From the pull-down menu, select a Storage Mode.
Refer to "Data Storage Conventions" for mode definitions.
Rollover
Click this box to allow data storage to continue collecting data in a circular
storage mode where the oldest data is discarded as new data is collected.
Clear this box to allow data storage to stop collecting data when the file is
full. You can configure a Warning Level for Disk Full %.
Warning Level
If you do not select rollover, enter a percent in the appropriate box.
Point Log Storage Configuration
Point Log storage will provide the following:
Number of Files:
One
Points per File:
12 maximum, Analog or Digital
Storage Modes:
Off, Batch, Continuous, On Command
Storage Interval:
(all relative to start time)
1 to 59 minutes, one minute increments
1 to 23 hours, one hour increments
1 to 30 days, one day increments
Once month, same day of each month
External Control:
Digital Tagged signal
- start/stop storage to file
- On Demand sampling
Configuration Procedure
Select the "POINT LOG" tab on the "Data Storage Editor" dialog box.
Active Field
Batch Enable
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Signal
Description
not affect "Continuous" or "On Command" storage selections.
From the pull-down menu, select:
NONE – Batch is started/stopped only through the operator interface’s Data Storage
Control Menu (defaults to Stop on configuration download)
ANY DIGITAL TAG – Batch is started/stopped only through the on/off state of the selected
Digital Signal. It will not appear on the operator interface’s data Storage Control Menu
For detailed information concerning Data Storage Enable, refer to "Data Storage Enable
Conditions"
File name
Enter a File Name. There is a maximum of 8 Alpha Numeric characters. (DOS File Name
restrictions)
File Record
Limit
Enter a File Record Limit number of between 2000 and 5000.
Tag List
From the Tag List drop-down menu, select the type of signals you want the tag list to
display.
Click on a Tag Name and click ADD>>.
The tag name will be added to the "Selected Tags" list.
Selected Tag
List
Scaling Signals
Scale each tag selected for High and Low values for the Point Log Display. Click on the
"Scale High" and "Scale Low" fields and enter the value.
To delete a signal tag, click on a tag and click Delete.
Data Type
Enable Signals
This enable signal turns storage on and off for Point Logs.
From the pull-down menu, select:
NONE – Point Log Storage Enable is started/stopped only through the operator interface’s
Data Storage Control Menu (defaults to Enable on configuration download), or,
ANY DIGITAL TAG – Point Log Storage is started/stopped only through the on/off state of
the selected Digital Signal. It will not appear on the operator interface’s data Storage
Control Menu
For detailed information concerning Trend Storage Enable, refer to "Point Log Storage
Enable Conditions".
Storage Mode
From the pull-down menu, select a Storage Mode.
Refer to "Data Storage Conventions" for mode definitions.
Storage
Interval
NOTE: For On Command storage mode, there is no storage interval or start time. (They
are not used.)
Click on "Change". The "Storage Interval" dialog box will appear.
Click on the radio button for Minutes, Hours, or Days
and select a storage interval from the Edit box.
Or, click on the radio button for "Once a Month".
Click OK
Refer to Storage Intervals in Storage Conventions
Start Time
NOTE: For On Command storage mode, there is no storage interval or start time. (They
are not used.)
Click on "Change". The "Change Time" dialog box will appear.
In the Edit box in each field, select a start time.
Click OK.
Refer to Storage Intervals in Storage Conventions
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Rollover
Description
Click this box to allow data storage to continue collecting data in a circular storage mode
where the oldest data is discarded as new data is collected.
Clear this box to allow data storage to stop collecting data when the file is full. You can
configure a Warning Level for Disk Full %.
Warning Level
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Alarm/Event Storage Configuration
Alarm/Event storage will provide the following:
Number of Files:
One each
Records per File:
150 to 1500 records per file
Data Types:
All Alarms – Time/Date, On/Off
All Events – Time/Date, On/Off
Storage Modes:
Off, Batch, Continuous
External Control:
Digital Tagged Signal – Start/Stop storage to file
Configuration Procedure
Select the "Alarm/Event" tab on the "Data Storage Editor" dialog box.
Active Field
Batch Enable
Signal
Description
This signal starts and stops storage for Alarm/Events configured for "Batch" storage. It does
not affect "Continuous" storage selections.
From the pull-down menu, select:
NONE – Batch is started/stopped only through the operator interface’s Data Storage Control
Menu (defaults to Stop on configuration download)
ANY DIGITAL TAG – Batch is started/stopped only through the on/off state of the selected
Digital Signal. It will not appear on the operator interface’s data Storage Control Menu
For detailed information concerning Data Storage Enable, refer to "Data Storage Enable
Conditions"
Alarm File
Name
Enter a File Name. There is a maximum of 8 Alpha Numeric characters. (DOS File Name
restrictions)
Alarm File
Record Limit
Enter an Alarm File Record Limit number of from 150 to 1500.
Event File
Name
Enter a File Name. There is a maximum of 8 characters
Event File
Record Limit
Enter an Event File Record Limit number of from 150 to 1500.
Data Type
Enable Signal
This enable signal turns storage on and off for Alarm Events.
From the pull-down menu, select:
NONE – Alarm/Event Storage Enable is started/stopped only through the operator
interface’s Data Storage Control Menu (defaults to Enable on configuration download), or,
ANY DIGITAL TAG – Alarm/Event Storage is started/stopped only through the on/off state of
the selected Digital Signal. It will not appear on the operator interface’s data Storage Control
Menu. For detailed information concerning Trend Storage Enable, to "Alarm/Event Storage
Enable Conditions"
Storage Mode
From the pull-down menu, select a Storage Mode.
Refer to "Data Storage Conventions" for mode definitions.
Rollover
Click this box to allow data storage to continue collecting data in a circular storage mode
where the oldest data is discarded as new data is collected.
Clear this box to allow data storage to stop collecting data when the file is full. You can
configure a Warning Level for Disk Full %.
Warning Level
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Function Block Information
Accessing Context Sensitive Help
While in a Controller configuration, right click on a function block to access the block’s Topic Help,
Monitor functions, Cut, Copy, Paste functions and Properties Dialog Boxes.
Right Mouse Click
See Right Mouse Click on page 25.
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Utilities Worksheet
Utilities Worksheet Overview
This Utility Worksheet has three areas the let you perform a variety of tasks for maintaining the HC900
Process Controller and setting up your PC's Communications Ports.
Controller Utility Functions
The upper part of the Utilities Worksheet contains the Controller Utility Functions. It has list of Icons that
will launch dialog boxes for the following utilities:
Diagnostics
Uploads
Downloads (Configuration, Controller Firmware, Scanner Firmware)
Set Controller Serial Port
Calibrate Modules
Set Controller Mode
Set Controller's Network Parameters
Set Controller Time
Data Storage Utility
Back Up Controller Information or Restore Controller Information
Manually Write Database to Flash
Current PC to Controller Connection Settings
Displays Comm Port and Address information. Lets you select a Port and Controller Network Address
from the drop-down menus.
Allows you do a Loopback to check the communications connections.
Allows you view and reset the communications statistics.
Allows you to Dial/hang up the modem.
PC Port Setup
Lets you set up a Network Port and up to 8 Comm Ports or Modems.
Controller Utility Functions
The upper part of the Utilities Worksheet contains the Controller Utilities Functions. It has list of Icons that
will launch dialog boxes for the following utilities:
ICON
FUNCTION
Controller Diagnostics*
REFERENCE
Select from drop down menu:
(options are only available in Monitor Mode)
Controller Diagnostics
Rack Diagnostics
Controller Ports Diagnostics
Modbus Port Diagnostics
Modbus Master (Serial) Port Diagnostics
Modbus/TCP Initiator Port Diagnostics
Forced Blocks
Redundancy …
Redundancy System
Redundancy Link
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ICON
FUNCTION
REFERENCE
Lead CPU
Reserve CPU
Scanner 2 Link
Upload from Controller*
Configuration Upload transfers a configuration FROM the
controller TO the PC. See page 31.
Download to Controller*
Downloads a saved configuration, controller firmware, or
scanner firmware from FROM the PC TO the controller.
See page 32.
Set Controller Port**
Menu selection lets you:
Set Protocol for controller's configuration ports
Calibrate Controller **
Click to open the Calibrate dialog box.
Four Tabs on the Dialog Box:
AI Channel - see "Calibrate AI Channel".
CJ Temp - see "Calibrate CJ Temp".
AO Channel - see "Calibrate AO Channel".
PPO Block – see "PPO Block Calibration "
Set Controller Mode**
Click to open the Set Controller Mode dialog box.
Read the current mode, select a new mode, then write the
new mode to the controller.
Set Controller
Network Parameters*
A Wizard interface guides you through connecting
to a controller in order to view and edit the
controller's network parameters
In order to change the controller's network parameters, the
controller must be in PROGRAM mode.
Set Controller Time**
Click to open the Set Controller Time dialog box.
Data Storage Utility
Click to open the Data Storage Utility dialog box.
Note: Available only for software revision 4.4 and
earlier.
Select a Removable Disk Drive Group Number and Trend
group number.
Press "Initialize" to prepare the disk for storage.
Back Up Controller
Information
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Backs up controller’s configuration and port
settings. See Back Up Controller Information.
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ICON
FUNCTION
REFERENCE
Restore Controller
Information
This button visible for open backup files only. See
Restore Controller Information .
Manually Write Database
to Flash
See Manually Write Database to Flash.
* These functions prompt you to select a PC port to which to connect.
** These functions communicate to a controller by using the PC Port displayed in " Current PC
to Controller Connection Settings".
Set Controller Serial Ports
Use this feature to set the RS485 ports protocol.
has two tabs—Serial S1 and Serial S2 —each with the following settings.
Honeywell ELN: Default protocol
Modbus RTU Master: Select to set controller up as a master.
Modbus RTU Master - Advanced: Provides enhanced data throughput for applications where the
HC900 is being used in conjunction with a “Modbus-to-fieldbus” gateway device. See page 74 for
details.
Modbus RTU Slave: Select to set controller up as a slave.
Slave Type:
Multidrop--select when using more than one slave on the selected PC port.
Point to point--select for one slave
Modem--select when using a modem between the master and slave.
Slave Address: Enter 1-247, or 255.
Modbus Slave Double Register Format: Each IEEE 32-bit floating point number requires two
consecutive registers (four bytes, MSB=4, LSB=1 in byte order below) starting with the register
defined as the starting register for the information. The stuffing order of the bytes into the two
registers differs among Modbus hosts. To provide compatibility, the Double register format is
configurable. Selections are:
FPB Floating Point Big Endian Format Byte order - 4, 3, 2, 1 (Default)
FP LB Floating Point Little Endian with byte-swapped Byte order - 2, 1, 4, 3
FP BB Floating Point Big Endian with byte-swapped Byte order - 3, 4, 1, 2
FP L Floating Point Little Endian Format Byte order - 1, 2, 3, 4
Port Enable: Enables or disables port.
Speed (bps): Select Baud rate. All slaves on the same PC port must be the same.
Modbus parity: Odd or even. All slaves must be the same.
Modbus stop bits: 1 or 2. All slaves must be the same.
Set – Activates settings. If you changed the controller's Baud Rate via a PC Comm Port, your PC will
no longer communicate with the controller. In this case, you are prompted to detect the controller's
Baud Rate. This feature will synchronize the PC's Comm Port with the controller and set the PC Baud
Rate to the correct Baud Rate.
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Modbus RTU Master - Advanced Setup
Overview
The Modbus RTU Master Advanced protocol provides enhanced data throughput for applications
where the HC900 is being used in conjunction with a “Modbus-to-fieldbus” gateway device. In these
applications the gateway acts as a Modbus slave to the HC900 controller. The Modbus data is
connected into the HC900 control strategy using the Modbus Read, Modbus Write, and Modbus
Slave function blocks.
In order to achieve the enhanced data throughput, the HC900 communicates with the gateway using
large packets of contiguous Modbus register addresses. This packetization technique allows the
HC900 to exchange data with the gateway at rates up to the analog cycle rate of the controller
(depending on the operating characteristics of the gateway device). The packet sizes can be
adjusted to match the specifications of the gateway slave device.
Differences from standard Modbus RTU
There are several important ways in which the Advanced protocol differs from the standard Modbus
RTU Master protocol:
1. Under the Advanced protocol the Modbus register data is written to the slave devices during every
Modbus Master scan cycle. This behavior is different than the standard Modbus RTU Master
protocol, where the data is written only when the slave block’s Enable pin is ON.
2. The Enable pins on the Modbus function blocks do not control when the register data is written to
the slave device. Instead, they control the value that is written to the block. For example, if a Modbus
function block has the value 10 on its Write pin and the Enable pin is ON, then a value of 10 is written
to the slave device. If the Enable pin is changed to OFF, the HC900 controller will continue to write a
value of 10 to the slave device once every Modbus Master scan cycle. If the value on the Write pin is
changed to 100 while the Enable pin is OFF, the controller will continue to write a value of 10 to the
slave device. The next time the Enable pin is changed to ON, the controller will write the value 100 to
the slave device.
3. Modbus Register write operations are performed using Modbus Function Code 16 (Preset Multiple
Write). The number of registers written in a single transaction is based on the Advanced Setup
settings for the serial port.
4. If there are “gaps” in the Modbus register addresses referenced within the HC900 configuration,
the controller will write a value of zero to the “undefined” registers. For example, if Modbus Registers
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1 and 10 are assigned to Modbus function blocks but Registers 2 through 9 are not, the controller will
write zeroes to Registers 2 through 9.
The Advanced protocol can be used in any Modbus Master application that can accommodate these
differences.
Factors affecting scan time
Using the Advanced protocol, the HC900 controller can potentially scan all of the Modbus registers
on the serial link at a rate that is equal to the analog cycle time. The actual scan time for any given
application is affected by the following factors.
1. Characteristics of the slave devices (e.g., the maximum baud rate, the message turn around time,
support for Modbus packets, the maximum allowable packet size, etc.).
2. Configuration of the Modbus slave blocks.
3. Programmed baud rate of the serial port.
The Modbus Master scan time is adjusted automatically by the HC900 at run-time; no user
intervention required. The actual scan time of the link is displayed on the Modbus Communication
Diagnostics display in Monitor Mode.
Configurable parameters
The parameters on this dialog can be used to match the behavior of the Advanced protocol to the
characteristics of the slave devices on the link. Please consult the documentation for your slave
devices to determine the best settings for your application. In general, the best overall performance
of the Modbus Master Advanced link can typically be achieved by using the largest possible packet
sizes.
Slave Reply Timeout (milliseconds)
This parameter defines the Modbus message turnaround time for the link. It has a range of 10ms to
255ms. This parameter should be set to handle the slave device that has the worse case turnaround
time on the link. If there are slave devices with turnaround times that are longer than 255ms, then the
standard Modbus RTU Master protocol must be used.
Maximum Number of Modbus registers per transaction
Read Coil Registers (Function Code 1)
This parameter determines the maximum number of coil registers that can be read from the slave
devices in a single transaction.
Read Digital Input Registers (Function Code 2)
This parameter determines the maximum number of digital input registers that can be read from the
slave devices in a single transaction.
Read Holding Registers (Function Code 3)
This parameter determines the maximum number of holding registers that can be read from the slave
devices in a single transaction.
Read Input Registers (Function Code 4)
This parameter determines the maximum number of input registers that can be read from the slave
devices in a single transaction.
Write Multiple Holding Registers (Function Code 16)
This parameter determines the number of registers that will be written to the slave devices in a single
transaction. Note: if there are gaps in the Modbus register addresses referenced within the HC900
configuration, the controller will write a value of zero to the undefined address. For example, if
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Modbus Registers 1 and 10 are assigned to Modbus function blocks but Registers 2 and 9 are not,
the controller will write zeroes to Registers 2 and 9.
Restore Default Settings
This button allows you to restore the original default settings for the Advanced Setup parameters.
Note: you must click the Set button on the Set Protocol dialog to activate any changes that are made
on this dialog.
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Set Controller Mode
Set Controller Mode lets you set the controller mode. It can only be set when the controller's mode switch
is in the center "Run Mode" position.
ATTENTION: If the controller's mode switch is in one of the "Locked" positions, the mode
cannot be changed from this position. It can be changed only by changing the position of the
switch.
opens the Set Controller Mode dialog box. Follow the steps on the dialog box
Select a new mode - RUN, PROGRAM, or OFFLINE
Write the new mode to the controller. Press "Set New Mode" button
Program to Run takes some time. An Indicator on the dialog box shows the progress.
Set Controller Network Parameters
opens the "Controller Identification Setup Wizard" dialog box.
You can select a serial port or the Ethernet port over which the network parameters will be read/written.
The controller must be in PROGRAM mode to set the Network Parameters.
There are set up options on the wizard. The option you choose depends on how you are connected to a
controller and what current knowledge you have of that controller.
Important: before configuring your controller to work on a corporate LAN, consult with your Network
Administrator regarding any corporate networking policies.
Follow the Wizard instruction to set:
Network Name
User assigned name - can be different from controller name (16-character ASCII name. It is not part
of configuration.)
It is required to uniquely define a Peer group if multiple processes, each with its set of peer
controllers, are on the same physical cable. The controller binds the "Network name: Controller
name" to the IP address of each of its peers at run-time.
Local Name (alias)
User assigned 16-character ASCII name [can be different from controller name]
It is not part of the configuration.
See Controller Identification for more info on names.
Modbus TCP Double Register format
Each IEEE 32-bit floating point number requires two consecutive registers (four bytes, MSB=4, LSB=1
in byte order below) starting with the register defined as the starting register for the information. The
stuffing order of the bytes into the two registers differs among Modbus hosts. To provide compatibility,
the Double register format is configurable. Selections are:
FP B Floating Point Big Endian Format Byte order - 4, 3, 2, 1 (Default)
FP LB Floating Point Little Endian with byte-swapped Byte order - 2, 1, 4, 3
FP BB Floating Point Big Endian with byte-swapped Byte order - 3, 4, 1, 2
FP L Floating Point Little Endian Format Byte order - 1, 2, 3, 4
IP Address
Controller Internet Protocol Address - Guaranteed unique address, assigned by the Internet
Corporation of America for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) IP Address includes four "Octets"
(eight bits, translating to integers from 0 to 255, separated by periods). The manufacture default IP
Address is 192.168.1.255.
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Subnet Mask
Subnet Mask defines the netid (Network ID) and the hostid (Host ID) parts of an IP Address.
The netid uniquely identifies a network, and the hostid uniquely identifies a computer on the network.
The Subnet Mask can be used to partition the Network into sub-networks, using parts of the hostid to
define new netids, or more correctly subnetids.
Portioning a network in this way enables switches and routers to use the subnetids to reduce collision
domains and to promote security.
Gateway IP Address
Used to forward packets to other networks and subnets. The Network Administrator typically provides
this address.
Email Server
Outgoing Mail (SMTP) server IP Address: If the controller is configured for E-mail notification, enter
the IP Address of the (SMTP) E-mail server.
Controller Identification
The figure below shows how to uniquely identify multiple controllers on a network. Notice the controller
names can be the same in both furnaces (Larry, Curly, Moe), but within the same network name they
must be unique. To further distinguish controllers, use unique network names (Furnace #1 and Furnace
#2). Network name:Controller name are bound to the IP address of each controller. Finally, use a local
name (alias) to identify each controller to the end user. This local name is a convenient name such as for
displays on the PC, it is not referred to for actual communication.
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Set Controller Time
opens the Set Controller Time dialog box. Screens differ according to the version of HC
Utilities.
Version 4.0 and earlier
This window lets you set your controller's date and time.
Note: Use of Daylight Saving or Network Time Server requires Version 4.1.
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Group
Item
Description
Action
PC Time
Current Date
Current Time
Time Zone
Indicates PC’s date, time and time zone.
Read Only.
Controller Time
Current Date
Current Time
Shows Controller's current date and time
This is updated when you click on Set
Controller Time button below.
Read only.
Select method for
writing Time and
Date to the
Controller
Set to PC Time
PC's date and time, indicated here, will be
used by controller.
Click radio button
to select.
Manually
Override Time
Date and time entered here will be used by
controller.
Click radio button
and enter desired
date and time.
Set Controller
Time
Writes PC or manual Date and Time to the
controller. Current Controller Time (top of
window) will be updated. A status message
confirms the update.
Click to set time.
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Version 4.1 and later
There are two tabs in this window.
Time and Date tab - Lets you set controller time to the PC time and assign a time zone to the controller.
Network Time Server and DST tab - Lets you assign a Network Time Server that periodically
synchronizes the controller time. Lets you specify when controller time changes to Daylight Saving.
Version 4.1 Time and Date tab
Group
Item
Description
Action
Current PC Time
Current Date
Current Time
Time Zone
Indicates PC’s date, time and time zone,
including Standard or Daylight Saving.
Read Only.
Current Controller
Time
Current Date
Current Time
Time Zone
Shows Controller's current date, time and
time zone. Note: Daylight Saving, if
applicable, is not shown unless Controller is
in RUN mode.
Read only.
Set Controller
Time and Date
Date
Time
PC’s date and time, indicated here, will be
used by controller.
Read only.
Use Controller
Time Zone
Time zone entered here will be used by
controller.
Click to select.
Enter desired
Time Zone.
Use PC’s Time
Zone
Time zone displayed here will be used by
controller.
Read only. Click
to select.
Set Controller
Time
Click to write the above Date, Time and Time
Zone to the controller. Current Controller
Time (top of window) will be updated. A
status message confirms the update.
Click to select.
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Version 4.1 Network Time Server and DST tab
Use this tab to
- assign a Network Time Server that periodically synchronizes the controller time,
- specify when controller time changes to Daylight Saving.
Group
Item
Description
Action
Network Time
Server
Enabled
Disabled - controller's time will not be
synchronized with a network time server.
Click to select.
Disabled
Enabled - controller's time will be periodically
synchronized to a network time server in
Greenwich Mean Time. Different time zone
or Daylight Saving must be configured
separately.
Disable or enable will take effect when you
click on Write Time Server Settings to
Controller.
Time Server IP
Addresses
Primary
Primary - primary time server's IP address.
Secondary
Secondary - secondary time server address
as a backup in case the primary can't be
accessed.
Write Time Server
Settings to
Controller
Daylight Saving
Mode
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Enter addresses.
If using one
server only, enter
the same
address as the
primary.
Writes time server settings (enable or
disable) to controller. Status will confirm the
completed write. This button does not update
the controller time, it just enables the
connection. To see the current controller
time, go to the Time and Date tab. Important:
Network time servers use Greenwich Mean
Time. Go to the Time and Date tab and set
the time zone for your controller.
Click to write to
the controller.
Adjust Clock for
Daylight Saving
Changes
Lets you select one of the three Daylight
Saving methods below.
Check box to
enable one of the
following options.
Use DSTI Pin on
Time and Date
Function Block
Controller time will be in Daylight Saving
when DSTI pin on the Time and Date
function block is ON. Time will be in Standard
when pin is OFF.
Click to select.
One Year
Controller time will change to Daylight
Saving, then to Standard, on the dates and
times specified for a single year.
Click to select.
Enter dates ad
times. Begin
Daylight Saving
Time setting
must be earlier
than Begin
Standard Time
setting.
Every Year
Controller time will change to Daylight
Saving, then to Standard, on the weekdays
and times specified for every year.
Click to select.
Enter dates and
times. Last will be
either 4th or 5th
week, whichever
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Data Storage Utility
Note: The section does not apply to the 900 Control Station.
opens the Data Storage Disk Initialization Utility dialog box.
It is used to initialize ZIP disks offline. (It takes a long time to initialize a disk on the Operator Interface)
Pre-initializing ZIP Diskette
Step
Action
1
Insert the 100MB Zip disk into your PC drive.
2
Select the Data Storage Utility Icon on the Utilities toolbar.
3
The dialog box appears.
4
Select a Drive Letter from the drop-down menu to specify the drive on your PC.
5
Select the number of Trend Groups that the Operator Interface will need from the drop down menu .
6
Click on Pre-initialize to prepare the disk for storage.
7
Exit DSU.
8
Remove disk, insert it into the operator Interface, and initialize it. See Initializing Disk under this
section entitled "Data Storage Operation".
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Back Up Controller Information
Saves a controller’s active configuration as a backup file with .cbk extension. Similar to saving an
uploaded configuration except that in addition to the configuration the port settings are saved. Versions
4.1 and up saves time settings (time zone, DST, NTS IP addresses). You are prompted to specify the
comm. link settings for the controller to be backed up. Backup files are read-only; to edit you must save
as .cde.
Back up Controller
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Restore Controller Information
This button is visible for currently open backup files (.cbk).
Choices:
Back Up Controller
Restore Controller – Same as doing a download to controller except port settings are also downloaded.
View Port Settings – Shows all port settings in the backup file.
Serial S1/Serial S2 ports:
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Network E1, Network E2 ports:
Manually Write Database to Flash
Causes the configuration and user settings of a controller to be written (saved) to the controller’s FLASH
memory. User settings include, for example, PID tuning parameters, PP Output calibrations and
changes to recipes (setpoint profiles, sequences, schedules). These settings are normally saved in
battery-backed RAM, but if there is a power failure and the battery dies, these settings would be lost. By
allowing an on-demand write of the database to FLASH, these settings will be retained and available
immediately upon power-up.
If using redundant CPUs (C70R/C75) the database is saved to the FLASH of both Lead and Reserve
controllers. On-demand write to flash memory is not available for C30 and C50 CPU types.
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Configure Modbus/Peer Write Access
This feature is used for enabling the controller to allow only selected devices to write to the controller.
The IP addresses of other controllers or Modbus TCP devices are entered to enable or disable the write
operation.
IMPORTANT: This feature is available in HC 900 controllers from revision 6.1 and later.
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MODBUS TCP List: List of devices (Modbus TCP Master devices) that can perform Modbus
write operation on the HC900 controller.
•
Peer-to-Peer List: List of devices (HC900 peer controllers) that can perform peer write operation
on the HC900 controller.
IMPORTANT: While accessing this feature the tool prompts for a password if the controller is password
protected.
See Password Configuration.
To configure Modbus/Peer write access:
1.
Click the Utilities tab.
2.
Connect to the controller by providing the network details. See
Current_PC_to_Controller_Connection_Settings.
3.
Click Configure Modbus/Peer Write Access. The Set Protocol for each Controller Port window appears.
4. Click the MODBUS TCP List tab or the Peer-to-Peer List tab and select one of the following:
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Write Restricted: Allows only the devices in the list to write to the controller.
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Write Disabled: Denies write operation from all external devices.
5. Type the IP addresses of the devices.
6. Click Write. The settings are transferred to the controller.
NOTE: Any device can read the values from the controller irrespective of the selections.
Password Configuration
This feature protects the controller from unauthorized users accessing the controller. It allows the user to
set a password for the controller. This password must be provided while accessing the controller utility
functions. By default the controller is not protected with password.
IMPORTANT: Password can be set only when the mode switch on the controller is set to the "Run/Pgm
Mode" position.
To enable the controller password:
1. Click the Utilities tab.
2. Connect to the controller by providing the network details. See
Current_PC_to_Controller_Connection_Settings.
3. Click the Password Configuration button. The Password Configuration window appears.
4. Select Enable Password.
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5. Type a password in the text boxes. NOTE: The password must contain a minimum of 8
characters and not exceed 32 characters.
6. Set the controller to "Run/Pgm" mode.
7. Click Apply.
8. Change the controller mode to "Run Lock" mode. This step must be performed within 3 minutes.
The password is enabled.
To disable the password:
1. Click the Utilities tab.
2. Connect to the controller by providing the network details. See
Current_PC_to_Controller_Connection_Settings.
3. Click the Password Configuration tab. The Password Configuration window appears.
4. Clear Enable Password.
5. Set the controller to "Run/Pgm" mode.
6. Click Apply.
7. Change the controller mode to "Run Lock" mode to disable the password. The tool provides 3
minutes to perform this step. The password is disabled.
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It is recommended to secure the physical access of the controller key switch for preventing
unauthorized controller password modifications.
•
It is recommended to change the controller password after every 90 days.
Diagnostics
has menu selections on a drop-down menu. It lets you select from a list of diagnostic windows
for various controller connections.
The controller must be in "Monitor" mode. Select Monitor Mode from the Monitor menu or click on the
Monitor mode icon on the Main toolbar.
Controller Diagnostics - displays controller status and diagnostic parameters.
Rack Diagnostics - displays the "Rack Diagnostic Summary" dialog box. Information is for Rack, I/O
expansion (when applicaable), and Module diagnostics.
Controller Ports Diagnostics - select a port from the drop-down list.
Serial Port S1
Serial Port S2
Network Port
Expansion Rack Port (except C30 CPU)
Host Connections
Peer-to-Peer connections
Modbus Port Diagnostics - displays status of the Modbus ports.
Modbus Master (Serial) Port Diagnostics
Modbus/TCP Initiator Port Diagnostics
Forced Blocks.- displays a list of Function Blocks, by block ID, that have a forced output pin.
Redundancy – select from the drop-down list:
Redundancy System
Redundancy Link
Lead CPU
Reserve CPU
Scanner 2 Link
Calibrate Modules
Overview
The controller I/O modules are factory calibrated to 0.1% accuracy. But, if greater accuracy is required,
you can calibrate the AI and AO modules using the Process Control Utilities on-line connected to the
controller.
You can also calibrate the Position Proportional Output block. The calibration of the PPO block is
similar to that of the AI and AO except that the calibration values are stored as part of the block’s
configuration, not on the AI card itself.
opens the Calibrate Modules dialog box.
There are four tabs on the Dialog Box:
AI Channel - see "Calibrate AI Channel".
CJ Temp - see "Calibrate CJ Temp".
AO Channel - see "Calibrate AO Channel".
PPO Block – see "Calibrate Position Proportional Output "
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Calibrate AI Channel
The Calibrate AI Channel tab allows you to calibrate the selected AI to ensure that the 0 and 100% values selected
during configuration is actually correct.
ATTENTION:You should not access the Utilities Calibrate Controller Analog I/O display while the OI
calibration display is being displayed, or vice versa. Calibration can't be done as long as both displays
are shown; user must exit either display to do a calibration.
To calibrate an AI Channel:
Enter a Rack #, Module #, and Channel #.
Click on Select Input. The program will then poll the controller to see if the selected AI exists.
The Cal 0% button is now available. Connect a reference supply to the input pins of the AI.
The reference supply must have the following characteristics:
T/C, mV, Volts Inputs:
1 microvolt resolution
Ohms, RTD Inputs: 0.1 Ohm resolution
4-20mA inputs:
4 microamp resolution
Set the reference supply to the reference value shown. (The reference value is displayed below the Instrument Status
section.) Click on "Cal 0%" to calibrate the low end of the AI.
The Instrument Status section of the dialog will display the results of the calibration.
If the 0% calibration was successful, the 100% button is now available. Set the reference supply to the reference value
shown. Click on "Cal 100%" to calibrate the high end of the AI.
If the Cal 100% calibration was successful, the Save Cal button is then available. Click on "Save Cal" to save the current
set of calibrations for the selected AI.
If either calibration fails,
the Instrument Status section will display an AI Calibration Failed message - Check connections
The Reference section will display a wrong Rack, Module, and channel - reenter Addresses.
Click on Close.
Note: Click on "Restore Factory Calibration" button to do same.
NOTE: Refer to the Calibration section in the HC900 Installation and User Guide for additional
Hardware details.
Calibrate CJ Temp
The Calibrate CJ Temperature tab allows you to ensure the Cold Junction calibration is correct.
To calibrate a CJ Temperature:
Enter a Rack #, Module #, and Channel #.
At CJ Temperature, enter the actual ambient temperature (measured at the AI pins).
Click on Select CJ Input. The program will then poll the controller to see if the selected AI exists. If the AI
is found the Cal CJ button will then be available.
Click on the Cal CJ button to initiate the calibration. The status of the calibration is displayed in the
Instrument Status section of the dialog. If the calibration is successful, the Save Cal button will be
available.
Click on the Save Cal button to save the current CJ calibration.
If the calibration fails, a message will be displayed in the Instrument status section.
Click on Close to close dialog.
Note: Click on "Restore Factory Calibration" button to do same.
NOTE: Refer to the Calibration section in the HC900 Installation and User Guide for additional
Hardware details.
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Calibrate AO Channel
The Calibrate AO Channel option allows you to calibrate the selected AO to ensure that the 0 and 100% values
selected during configuration are actually correct.
ATTENTION:You should not access the Utilities Calibrate Controller Analog I/O display while the OI
calibration display is being displayed, or vice versa. Calibration can't be done as long as both displays
are shown; user must exit either display to do a calibration.
To calibrate an AO Channel:
1.
Enter a Rack #, Module #, and Channel #.
2.
Click on Select Output. The program will then poll the controller to see if the selected AO exists.
3.
The Cal 0% button is now available. Measure the actual output of the AO at the terminal block with a meter and
enter the measurement into 0% Measured. Click on Cal 0% button to calibrate the 0% measurement. The
reference value is displayed below the Instrument Status section.
4.
The Instrument Status section of the dialog will display the results of the test.
5.
If the 0% calibration was successful, the 100% button is now available. Measure the actual output of the AO at the
terminal block with a meter and enter the measurement into 100% Measured. Click on Cal 100% button to calibrate
the 100% measurement.
6.
If the Cal 100% was successful, the Save Cal button is then available. Click on Save Cal in order to save the
current set of calibrations for the selected AO.
7.
If either of the tests fail, the Instrument Status section will display an AO Calibration Failed message.
8.
Click on Close.
Note: Click on "Restore Factory Calibration" button to do same.
NOTE: Refer to the Calibration section in the HC900 Installation and User Guide for additional
Hardware details.
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Restore Factory Calibration
To restore the Factory Calibration:
Click on the Restore Factory Calibration button on the dialog box. The Restore Factory Calibration dialog is
displayed.
Enter the Rack, Module, and Channel number for the desired calibration.
Click on Restore to initiate the task. The status of the restore will be displayed in the Instrument Status
section of the dialog.
Click on Close to close the dialog when the restore is complete.
PPO Block Calibration Overview
Introduction
The Calibrate PPO Block tab allows you to calibrate the selected Position Proportional Output Block to
ensure that the 0% and 100% Motor Positions are actually correct and to measure the true motor
speed.
The calibration of the PPO Block is similar to that of the AI and AO. However, the calibration values
are stored as part of the PPO block’s configuration data; not on the AI card itself.
To retain these calibrated values, upload and save the configuration to disk.
The procedure is to move the motor first to its 0% position, wait until the position feedback signal has
stabilized, and capture the 0% feedback value.
A similar procedure is done next for the motor’s 100% position,
The third step is to measure the true motor speed by moving the motor a fixed period of time,
measuring the position feedback delta, and computing a motor speed from this data.
The final step is to save the values in the block’s configuration data. All previous calibration values will
be overwritten.
Calibration Procedures
There are three methods for calibrating the PPO block. Click on one of the modes shown below for
instructions.
AUTO – Controller positions the motor and captures the positions.
SEMI-AUTO – Controller positions the motor and the user captures the positions.
HAND – User positions the motor by hand and captures the positions.
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Auto Calibration Procedure
Controller automatically positions the motor and captures the positions.
NOTE: Put the controller in "Offline" or "Program" mode in order to perform calibration.
Select the Utilities tab at the bottom of the Main Window
Under the "Controller Utility Functions", select the "Calibrate Controller" icon.
The "Calibrate" dialog box will open.
Select the "PPO Block" tab at the top of the dialog box.
In the "Calibration Block" field, drop-down the list of PPO blocks and select one.
Under "Calibration Mode", select the "AUTO" radio button.
Under "Calibration Procedure", press "Start".
Result:
The "Start" button is disabled and the Status indication at the top of the dialog box will
change to indicate that the motor is moving to its 0% position.
The "Feedback Value" area on the dialog will indicate movement and direction of the
motor.
The Progress Bar will indicate progress (Time Remaining) for this step.
The status will change to indicate that the motor is at its 0% position.
The status will change to indicate that the 0% position has been captured.
The status will change to indicate that the motor is moving to its 100% position and the
feedback area will indicate movement and direction of the motor.
The progress bar will indicate progress (Time Remaining) for this step.
The status will change to indicate that the motor is at its 100% position.
The status will change to indicate that the 100% position has been captured.
The status will change to indicate that the motor is currently undergoing speed calibration.
The feedback area will indicate movement and direction of the motor.
The progress bar will indicate progress (Time Remaining) for this step.
The status will change to indicate that the PPO Calibration has been saved.
A message box appears indicating that the calibration is complete.
Three choices will also appear. Select one.
Press F2 to Position Motor at 0%
Press F3 to Position Motor at 100%
Press F4 to Leave Motor at Current Position
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Semi-Auto Calibration Procedure
Controller automatically positions the motor and the user captures the positions
NOTE: Put the controller in "Offline" or "Program" mode in order to perform calibration.
Select the Utilities tab at the bottom of the Main Window.
Under the "Controller Utility Functions", select the "Calibrate Controller" icon
The "Calibrate" dialog box will open.
Select the "PPO Block" tab at the top of the dialog box.
In the "Calibration Block" field, drop-down the list of PPO blocks and select one.
Under "Calibration Mode", select the "SEMI-AUTO" radio button.
Under "Calibration Procedure", press "Start".
The "Start" button is disabled and the Status indication at the top of the dialog box will change to
indicate that the motor is moving to its 0% position.
The "Feedback Value" area on the dialog will indicate movement and direction of the motor.
The Progress Bar will indicate progress (Time Remaining) for this step.
The status will change to indicate that the motor is at its 0% position.
Click the Cal 0% button, then the status will change to indicate that the 0% position has been
captured.
The status will change to indicate that the motor is moving to its 100% position.
The feedback area will indicate movement and direction of the motor.
The progress bar will indicate progress (Time Remaining) for this step.
The status will change to indicate that the motor is at its 100% position.
Click the Cal 100% button, then the status will change to indicate that the 100% position has been
captured.
Click the Cal Speed button.
A dialog box will appear warning that the speed calibration will move the motor.
Press "OK" to start or "Cancel" to abort.
The status will change to indicate that the motor is currently undergoing speed calibration.
The feedback area will indicate movement and direction of the motor.
The progress bar will indicate progress (Time Remaining) for this step.
Click the Save Cal button.
A dialog box will appear that confirms the Motor Calibration Values.
Press "OK" to save the values or "Cancel" to abort.
The status will change to READY and indicate that the PPO Calibration has been saved.
A message box appears indicating that the calibration is complete.
Three choices will also appear. Select one.
Press F2 to Position Motor at 0%
Press F3 to Position Motor at 100%
Press F4 to Leave Motor at Current Position
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User positions the motor by hand and captures the positions.
NOTE: Put the controller in "Offline" or "Program" mode in order to perform calibration.
Select the Utilities tab at the bottom of the Main Window.
Under the "Controller Utility Functions", select the "Calibrate Controller" icon.
The "Calibrate" dialog box will open.
Select the "PPO Block" tab at the top of the dialog box.
In the "Calibration Block" field, drop-down the list of PPO blocks and select one.
Under "Calibration Mode", select the "HAND" radio button.
Under "Calibration Procedure", press "Start".
The "Start" button is disabled and the Cal 0% button is enabled.
Move the motor by hand to its 0% position.
The feedback area will indicate movement and direction of the motor when it is moving.
When ready, click the Cal 0% button and the 0% position of the motor is captured
as indicated in the status.
Move the motor by hand to its 100% position.
The feedback area will indicate movement and direction of the motor when it is
moving.
When ready, click the Cal 100% button and the 100% position of the motor is
captured as indicated in the status.
Click the Cal Speed button
A dialog box will appear warning that the speed calibration will move the motor.
Press "OK" to start or "Cancel" to abort.
The status will change to indicate that the motor is currently undergoing speed calibration.
The feedback area will indicate movement and direction of the motor.
The progress bar will indicate progress (Time Remaining)
Click the Save Cal button.
A dialog box will appear that confirms the Motor Calibration Values.
Press "OK" to save the values or "Cancel" to abort.
The status will change to READY and indicate that the PPO Calibration has been saved.
A message box appears indicating that the calibration is complete.
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Set Point Programming
Terms and Definitions
Term
Definition
Auxiliary
Analog Value
In addition to the main ramp and soak output value, a second analog value is available for each
step of the profile. This output is a fixed soak value, which may be used to provide a setpoint value
for a secondary control loop in the process. An example would be a ramp and soak temperature
program combined with pressure setpoints for each step of the profile.
Cycles
A portion of a profile or the entire program may be repeated up to 100 times or indefinitely as
specified in the program Cycles count value.
Engineering
Units
You must assign a descriptor consisting of up to 4 keyboard characters for the engineering units
that the setpoint value represents. For example, GPM for gallons per minute, NPS for number per
second, RPM for revolutions per minute, and DEGF for degrees Fahrenheit.
Guaranteed
Hold Soak
Limits
Limits High and Low (above and below the Setpoint value) can be configured in selected
engineering units. If the PV is outside of configured limits just prior to entering the Soak segment,
the soak timer will not be permitted to start. It will start when the PV is within the High and Low
limits. Once the soak timer has started and then the PV goes out side of configured limits, the soak
timer will halt. It will remain halted until the PV is again within the configured limits. A Guaranteed
Hold High or Low limit setting of 0.00 is equal to no limit at all.
Number of
Segments
Segments are timed ramp and soak subdivisions of a setpoint program. Consecutive ramps and
soaks are allowed. The last segment must be a soak.
Power Loss
A recovery ramp rate value is provided in the event of a power loss while a program is running.
The ramp rate value is used to return the process to the last operating setpoint prior to power loss.
A power OFF digital input and separate timing block will abort the running program if power loss
has been OFF for more than a specified time period.
Program
The term "Program" is used to identify the process for selecting and entering the individual ramp
and soak segment data for a Setpoint Program function block (SPP) needed to generate a required
setpoint versus time profile (also called a program).
Program Name
During configuration you must assign a name (descriptive reference) consisting of from 1 to 8
letters or numbers without spaces. Thus, a name can be a combination of letters and numbers.
Note that lowercase letters are automatically converted to uppercase.
Program
Number
This number is assigned when the software or the Operator Interface creates the profile. The
program number is assigned in the "Setpoint Profile Pool" and is shown on the "Edit Setpoint
Profile" dialog box.
Ramp
Segments
A ramp segment is a starting setpoint and the time or rate to reach the setpoint of the following
segment.
Typically, segment #1 will be a ramp. Ramp time is determined in either:
TIME*—Hours or Minutes Range = 0.00 hr. to 999.99 hr. / 0.00 min. to 999.99 min.
OR
RATE*—EU/MIN or EU/HR
Range = 0 to 999.99
*This selection of time or rate is made when you configure properties.
Make this selection before entering any Ramp during Profile Edit.
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Term
Definition
NOTE: When Ramp unit is configured for TIME, entering "0" will imply an immediate step change in
setpoint to the next soak
Running a
Profile
Setpoint profiles may be started, held, advanced, jogged to a predefined segment or reset from
the operator interface or by digital inputs to the block. Programs may be started from a
pre-selected segment number.
Segment
A segment is a ramp or soak function which together make up a Setpoint Profile.
Segment
Events
You can configure 1 to 16 segment events to turn ON or OFF at the beginning of each segment.
Segment events are digital switches that provide ON/OFF outputs through an SPEV control block.
When a segment event is turned ON, it remains ON until the end of the segment at which
time it is turned OFF unless it is configured to turn ON in the next segment. Note that
segment events are not interrupted by soak time delays when the process variable is outside the
guaranteed soak band. Events turn ON as soon as the previous segment is completed even if the
process variable has not reached the soak setpoint. When the program completes, the events are
held at current value until the programmer is returned to the ready state.
Setpoint
Guarantee
There is a setpoint guarantee function provided that holds the program if a PV exceeds a
predefined deviation from setpoint. Selections allow setpoint guarantee to be active for all
segments, soak segments only, or for specified segments. Up to 3 Process Variables may be
configured as inputs to the block for setpoint guarantee.
Setpoint Value
A setpoint value set for Ramp(starting Setpoint value) and Soak(soak setpoint value)segments
Soak
Segments
A soak segment is a combination of soak setpoint (value) and soak duration (time).
The last segment must be a Soak.
The soak setpoint range value must be within the setpoint high and low range limits in engineering
units.
SOAK TIME is the duration of the soak and is determined in:
TIME*—Hours or Minutes Range = 0.00 hr. to 999.99 hr. / 0.00 min. to 999.99 min.
*This selection is made when you configure properties.
Synchronizing
Programs
Two setpoint programs operating on the same time base can be synchronized using the
Synchronize (SYNC) function block. This block automatically starts the second program when the
first program is started and maintains synchronization when either program is place in hold.
What is a Setpoint Program?
A Setpoint Program is really a setpoint versus time profile that establishes the setpoint values and
how they are to vary with time.
Each setpoint profile consists of segments. Each segment of the profile may be a ramp or a soak except
the last step that must be a soak.
In addition to the main ramp and soak output value, a second analog value (Aux. Output) is available for
each step of the program. This output is a fixed soak value that may be used to provide a setpoint value
for a secondary control loop in the process. An example would be a ramp and soak temperature program
combined with pressure setpoints for each step of the program.
Each segment can turn on segment events to provide ON/OFF signals through a Setpoint Program
Events (SPEV) control block that is used in conjunction with an SPP block.
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Each Profile carries its own unique number and a name for identification. (The names are descriptive
references [aliases] and uniqueness is not enforced.) Unique names are recommended to avoid
operator confusion).
Using the software, you can set the setpoint values, soak times, guaranteed soak band, ramp rates, and
event action for individual setpoint profiles in configuration and access the information through the
Setpoint profile display in the operator interface. This means that an operator can adjust individual ramp
and soak segment settings during operation, but the general profile configuration, including number and
name, is under configuration control.
However, any changes made through the SPP Operate display to a program that is running in an SPP
block will not be written as changes in the program configuration.
Associated Blocks
Setpoint Programmer Blocks
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Setpoint Program Configuration Overview
Introduction
Setpoint Program (Profile) configuration provides a quick and easy way to create, edit, and save up to 99
different ramp/soak (setpoint) profiles for the Setpoint Programmer (SPP) control blocks in the
configuration. An operator can interact with the configured profiles through the Setpoint Program
Operate display at the operator interface or operation can be directed through integral actions connected
by Softwiring functions.
Configuration Functions
Basic functions that you will use to configure a Setpoint Profile.
Create/Edit Setpoint Profile
Under File-New or File-Open you can access the Profile Editor to create or edit a setpoint profile.
Setpoint Profile Pool
The SP Profile Pool lets you view and save the configuration’s setpoint profile to disk.
Setpoint Profile Properties
Setpoint Profile Properties is information for the profile that is entered on five specific tabs. It includes
Text, General, Loop/Jog, and Start/Restart.
Setpoint Profile Setup (EDIT)
Setpoint Profile Setup lets you view each segment of the profile, the ramps and soaks and associated
information (Values, Time, Auxiliary output, Guaranteed Hold, and Events).
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Setpoint Schedulers
Setpoint Scheduler Overview
Setpoint Scheduler blocks may be configured for multi-setpoint control. Comprising the suite is a Master
block (SPS), Auxiliary Setpoint block (SPSA), Event Decoder block (SPEV), State Switch Block (STSW),
and State Flags block (STFL).
The Master block supports ramp or soak outputs operating on a common time base. It accepts one PV
for each setpoint. Setpoint guarantee is provided for the master (SPS) block setpoints with a single
symmetrical value for each setpoint output.
You can assign a Failsafe value for each setpoint.
The Auxiliary block supports soak only outputs.
The Event block supports event outputs.
A single schedule may include segments and auxiliary block data. The schedules are stored in the
controller’s memory.
Setpoint Schedules offer the same operating modes and digital controls as setpoint programs.
On-line editing of a running schedule is supported through dedicated operator interface displays
Setpoint Guarantee
Setpoint guarantee is provided for the master block setpoints with a single symmetrical value for each
setpoint output. Actions for the guarantee soak may be set on a per segment basis for OFF, high
setpoint deviation, low setpoint deviation or both high and low setpoint deviations.
Segments
Each segment of the Setpoint Scheduler allows entry of a next segment recycle location. This function
allows unlimited recycle nesting and continuous recycle operation. A jog function allows a single jump to
a designated segment number through a digital input to the State Switch block.
Labels
Main Output Labels
Eight character labels and four character engineering units are provided for each Setpoint plus a decimal
point selection.
Auxiliary Output Labels
Eight character labels and four character engineering units are provided for each Setpoint plus a decimal
point selection
Event Labels
Eight character labels are also provided for the Digital Event block.
Assigning these labels first will aid you in the setpoint schedule configuration process. These
labels will appear in the configuration dialog boxes.
Associated Blocks
Setpoint Scheduler Blocks
Setpoint Programmer Blocks
Setpoint Schedule Overview
Introduction
Setpoint Schedule configuration provides a quick and easy way to create, edit, and save different
Setpoint Schedules for the Setpoint Scheduler (SPS) control blocks in the configuration. An operator can
interact with the configured schedules through the Setpoint Program Operate display at the operator
interface or operation can be directed through integral actions connected by Softwiring functions.
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Setpoint Scheduler Display Configuration
ATTENTION
Before you proceed with the Setpoint Schedule assign the appropriate labels for the Setpoint Scheduler
displays.
Assigning these labels first will aid you in the schedule configuration process.
See Setpoint Scheduler Function Block configuration.
These labels will appear in the configuration dialog boxes.
Configuration Functions
Basic functions that you will use to configure a Setpoint Schedule.
Create/edit Setpoint Schedule
Under File-New or File-Open you can access the Schedule Editor to create or edit a setpoint schedule.
Setpoint Schedule Pool
The SP Schedule Pool lets you view a schedule on a list of configured schedules. Through this dialog
box you will view the properties for each schedule.
Setpoint Schedule Properties
Setpoint Schedule Properties is information for the schedule that a Label, a Jog Segment, Time Units,
and Guaranteed Hold Limits for each of the eight setpoints.
Setup/Edit Setpoint Schedule
Setpoint Schedule Setup or Edit consists of configuring each segment of the schedule and assigning
starting values for all eight Setpoints of the segment and the Guaranteed Hold Type for each.
You can also set up to 16 events for each segment. Time Units, Recycle Segment, and Recycle Counts
selections are included on this dialog box.
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Sequencers
What is Sequence Control?
The need to control a sequence of operation is a very common control requirement in industrial
equipment today. Sequence control can be a very rigid series of inter-related events used to start-up or
shut-down a unit process, or it can be a series of timed and process measurement dependent events that
are executed to produce a final product.
Sequences can be very simple with only timed or cascaded events that occur regardless of process
feedback, or they can be very complex with multiple nested default sequences programmed to occur
only if process feedback indicates a need to take alternate actions.
When sequence control is used to produce final product, sequence variations are often required to allow
the same equipment to be used to produce multiple types of product. In these applications the sequence
is often partitioned into logical units to allow operators and supervisors to monitor the progress of the
process using familiar terminology. Heat-up, cool-down, filling, venting, mixing and other similar terms
are often used to describe the particular phase the control equipment is executing.
Variations in the product being processed can require changes to the sequence where particular phases
are bypassed, duplicated or executed in an alternate manner.
When all of these requirements are combined in a single control specification, developing a suitable
control strategy can be a demanding and sophisticated endeavor.
Sequence Configuration Overview
The sequencer function block controls the output statuses of up to 16 digital outputs and one auxiliary analog output.
Each combination of outputs represents a state of the sequence such as Heat, Mix, or Cool, for example. The
function block supports up to 50 states e.g. PURGE, FILL, HEAT, etc.
The sequence contains up to 64 steps. Each step enables a state, allowing for a state to be designated for several
steps.
A pool of sequences, up to 64 steps each, may be stored in controller memory for quick recall and assignment to any
of the 4 sequencers.
Each state supports two of digital events as inputs that can designate the end of the associated step.
Time in seconds or minutes, a manual advance, or a digital event can be used to terminate a sequencer step and
cause the sequence to advance.
The operational sequence for the steps is retained in a separate sequence file in the memory pool of the
controller that may be selected on-demand through a user interface or via a recipe (variables).
Configuration Functions
Basic functions that you will use to configure a Sequence.
Sequence Editor
Create/Edit a Sequence under the File-New or File-Open menus. Accesses the Sequence Editor.
Sequence Pool
When you select "Sequences" from the Recipe menu, the "Sequence Pool" dialog box will be
displayed. Through this display, you will add a new sequence or delete an existing one and also
enter the properties function and the "Edit Sequence" function to set up each sequence.
Sequence Properties
Sequence Properties is information for the sequencer: Label, Description, a Jog Step, and Time
Units.
Sequence Setup (EDIT)
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Sequence Setup or Edit consists of configuring each step of the Sequence with a State Number
and Name, Time In Step, Time Next Step, Event 1 Next Step, Event 2 Next Step, Advance next
step, and an Auxiliary value.
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Recipes
Recipe Overview
Multiple meanings of "recipe"
Loop control users apply the word "recipe" differently in different contexts. There is no industry standard
for the word’s meaning. In a broader sense, a recipe is any collection of data specific to a process setup
that can be downloaded into and then run as part of controller’s function block configuration. The
following are recipe types:
Recipe (Variables)
Set Point Profile
Set Point Schedule
Sequence
Notice the first recipe type is also called a recipe. The two uses of the word "recipe" can get confusing. In
this narrower sense, a recipe is a collection of data—specifically, variables. To distinguish it from the
broader meaning HC Utilities calls it "recipe (variables)".
To one user a recipe is a collection of variables; to another user a recipe is a set point profile; to another
user a recipe is a set point schedule; to another it's a sequence. These different uses of the word "recipe"
are all ok as long as you understand they are all recipes in the broader sense.
A recipe needs a configuration for context
A recipe by itself is useless; it must be associated with a specific controller configuration to give it
context. Therefore when creating or opening a recipe you must specify by name which configuration the
recipe applies to. Set Point Profiles are excluded from this requirement.
Recipe type
How linked to configuration
Recipe
Variable tag names
Setpoint Profile
Not linked to configuration
Setpoint Schedule
Event labels
Sequence
State Name, Event Signal #1,
Event Signal # 2
Compatibility
It is up to you to understand how your recipes will work with your configurations. For example, when you
download a recipe (variables)(.rcp) to a controller, the recipe’s variables, sequential order and their
values might make sense in one controller configuration but not another.
Recipe locations
Once created, a recipe can reside in several places. Be aware that having multiple copies of a recipe can
cause mixups. For example, suppose you’ve created a recipe (any type) called COOKIES. It can reside
in the following places.
COOKIES saved as a separate recipe file to disk or floppy. Recipe files can be added to a recipe pool.
(See Recipe file types.)
COOKIES in the recipe pool of a configuration saved to disk as a .CDE file.
COOKIES in the recipe pool of a currently open configuration in the software. (See Recipes menu)
COOKIES in the recipe pool of your controller’s running configuration. Here it is available to be loaded
into the controller’s function block configuration.
COOKIES actively loaded and running in your controller’s function blocks.
This example applies to all recipe types (recipe (variables), schedules, sequences, profiles).
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Recipe file types
Recipes saved as files have the following extensions.
Recipe (variables): .RCP
Set Point Profile: .PRF
Set Point Schedule: .SCH
Sequence: .SEQ
When part of a configuration’s recipe pool, a recipe is not saved as a separate file but is saved in a "slot"
in the pool as part of the configuration (.CDE). Any recipe can be accessed in the configuration’s recipe
pools and saved as its own recipe file if desired.
Recipes Menu
Accesses all recipe pools. To learn about the different recipe types read Recipe Overview.
Menu Selection
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Function
Allocate Recipe
Memory
Allocates the controller's memory for the four recipe types. This is the number of
recipes that can be stored in the controller's four recipe pools. Recipes in these
pools can be loaded and run by Recipe Selection Blocks, Programmers,
Schedulers, and Sequencers. As recipe memory usage increases, less memory is
available for other parts of your configuration (such as function blocks).
Recipes (Variables)…
A recipe (variables) is a list of Variables with settings that define the ingredients
needed to make a product or run a particular batch. This selection opens the Recipe
Pool dialog box and allows viewing, adding, editing, and printing of Recipe details.
You can save the selected recipe item to a file; open a recipe file and insert it into the
pool; and download the selected recipe item to a controller’s recipe pool.
Setpoint Profiles…
Setpoint Program (Profile) configuration provides a quick and easy way to create,
edit, and save different ramp/soak (setpoint) profiles for the Setpoint Programmer
(SPP) control blocks in the configuration. This selection opens the Setpoint Profile
Pool dialog box and allows viewing, adding, editing, and printing of Setpoint Profile
details.
You can save the selected SPP item to a file; open a SPP file and insert it into the
pool; and download the selected SPP item to a controller’s Setpoint Profiles pool.
Setpoint Schedules…
Setpoint Schedule configuration provides a quick and easy way to create, edit, and
save different Setpoint Schedules for the Setpoint Scheduler (SPS) control blocks in
the configuration. This selection opens the Setpoint Schedule Pool dialog box and
allows viewing, adding, editing, and printing of Setpoint Schedules details.
You can save the selected SPS item to a file; open a SPS file and insert it into the
pool; and download the selected SPS item to a controller’s Setpoint Schedule pool.
Sequences…
Sequence configuration provides a series of inter-related events used to start-up or
shut-down a unit process, or a series of timed and process measurement
dependent events that are executed to produce a final product. This selection
opens the Sequence Pool dialog box and allows viewing, adding, editing, and
printing of Sequence details.
You can save the selected SEQ item to a file; open a SEQ file and insert it into the
pool; and download the selected SEQ item to a controller’s Sequence pool.
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Recipes (Variables)
Introduction
Each recipe consists of Variables, and carries its own unique recipe number and name for identification.
(The names are descriptive references [aliases] and uniqueness is not enforced. Unique names are
recommended to avoid operator confusion). The selected Variables were assigned during the Function
Block Diagram Configuration.
It is possible to edit the setting of any recipe Variables through the Recipe Setup display at the operator
interface. This means that an operator can adjust individual ingredient amounts in the recipe; but the
ingredients (item’s Variable Name), the order of the ingredients, and the recipe’s number and name are
under configuration control.
The recipe variable list is configured using the Process Control Utilities application. An operator will be
able to change individual item values through the Operator Interface.
For automatic loading of a setpoint profile in addition to other variables, a variable representing a profile
number may be included in the recipe. This would also apply to a schedule or sequence number.
Recipe Attributes
A recipe is a list of Variables with settings that define the ingredients needed to make a product or run a
particular batch. The items represent Analog and/or Digital Points that were assigned in the Function
Block Configuration and are identified by their Variable Names. Recipes have these basic attributes:
Recipe Number - A unique number must be assigned for each recipe that is configured. Numbers can
be assigned in any sequence with gaps between numbers, but no two recipes can be given the same
number.
Recipe Name - A descriptive name must be assigned consisting of letters or numbers with no spaces.
Thus, a name can be any combination of letters and numbers without spaces. Note that lowercase letters
are automatically converted to uppercase letters.
Recipe Variables - A list of Variables can be compiled for each recipe. A valid Variable and desired
setting must be specified for each recipe item.
Adjustable Settings - The setting for an analog point can be any appropriate value from–99999 to
99999, and a digital point can be set in its ON or OFF state. It is possible to edit/change any recipe
item/Variable Name setting through the "Edit Recipe" Setup dialog box during configuration.
Recipe (Variables) Configuration Overview
A recipe is a list of Variables with settings that define the ingredients needed to make a product or run a
particular batch. The items represent Analog and/or Digital Points that are assigned in the Function Block
Configuration and are identified by their Variable Names.
Configuration Functions
Basic functions that you will use to configure a Recipe:
Recipe Editor
Create/Edit a Recipe under the File-New or
File-Open menus. Accesses the Recipe Editor.
Recipe Pool
When you select "Recipes" from the Recipe menu, the "Recipe Pool " dialog box will be displayed. You
can view Recipes in the pool. You can save a configuration’s recipe to a file and then edit the recipe file.
Allows you to view but not edit or create new recipes in the pool. You can save a configuration’s recipe to
a file and then edit that recipe file.
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Recipe Properties
The Recipe Properties is merely a name assigned to the recipe, which will be added to the pool. You can
also include a descriptor.
Recipe Setup (EDIT)
Recipe Set Up or Edit consists of selecting Variable names, assigning an analog value or digital state,
and adding them to a list of Recipe items.
Create/Edit Recipe (Variables) File
Creates/edits a group of variables to be saved as a file (.RCP). File can be downloaded to the recipe
pool. A recipe in the pool can later be edited or loaded into the controller’s active configuration. The file
assumes that the variables are in a certain order in the configuration. Make sure that this order is
preserved when loading into a controller’s active configuration. Changes to variables via deletions,
renaming, or re-directing may affect the recipe content.
Step/Item
Action/Description
Select File, Open.
Lets you choose an .RCP file to edit. After selecting file the Recipe
Editor appears.
OR
Select File, New.
"Choose a new file type" box appears.
Select Recipes tab.
Recipe types appear.
Select Recipes
(Variables).
The Recipe Editor appears.
THEN
Select a Reference
Configuration.
A recipe must have a configuration to give it context. Select an open
configuration from the pull-down list. If none available, select Open
Configuration to open one. The configuration will open. Click back to
Recipe Editor and select the reference configuration.
Name and Description
Identify the recipe.
Variable Tag List
Lists all variable tags in the reference configuration. Click on a tag and
click Add to add it to the recipe.
Recipe Items
Lists all variables in the recipe.
Name
Name of variable
Value
Value/state of variable. If analog variable, enter a value in the value field. If
digital variable, select ON or OFF.
Delete
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Step/Item
Action/Description
Print
Prints the recipe
Save
Saves the recipe as .RCP file.
Download
Downloads recipe to the controller’s recipe pool where it can be edited
or loaded into the controller’s active configuration.
Recipe Pool
Introduction
This is the recipe (variables) pool. The Recipe Pool lets you view a Recipe on a list of configured Recipes
.
Configuration
When you select "Recipes (Variables)" from the Recipes menu, the "Recipe Pool" dialog box will be
displayed. From left to right the icons are:
PRINT a Recipe:
Click on a recipe name and then select the Print icon. The "Print" dialog box will appear.
Select OK.
A recipe report will be printed with all the information entered on the "Recipe Properties" dialog box.
[Variable, Description, Value or State]
SAVE a Recipe:
To save a recipe as a .rcp file, click on a recipe name and then select the Save icon. The "Save As"
dialog box will appear.
DOWNLOAD a Recipe:
To download a recipe to the controller’s recipe pool, click on the Download icon.
Setup/Edit a Recipe in Pool
The "Edit Recipes" dialog box lets you viewa recipe listed in the "Recipe Pool."
Make sure you have clicked on "Properties " and have given that specific recipe a name and description.
See RECIPE POOL before proceeding.
Procedure
Click on a recipe name in the active field and select "Recipe" or double click on the recipe name. The
"Edit Recipe" dialog box will appear.
To ADD Variable to a Recipe:
Select a variable and click on ADD. A variable number will appear under "Recipe Items".
To DELETE a Variable from a Recipe:
Select a variable number from the "Recipe Items" field, then click "Delete".
To SET UP a Recipe Item
From the "Recipe Items" list, select a variable name from the list of recipe items.
If it is an analog variable, enter a value in the value field.
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If it is a digital variable, select ON or OFF, from the drop-down menu in the Value field, as a digital state
for the variable.
Repeat this procedure for each recipe variable desired for the recipe you are configuring.
Click "OK". The length of the Recipe (number of variables) will appear in the "Recipe Pool".
Click "CLOSE" on the "Recipe Pool’ dialog box to complete the configuration.
Recipe Properties
The Recipe Properties dialog box contains fields for you to view:
• a recipe name .
• a descriptor of 16 characters.
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Setpoint Profiles
Create/Edit Setpoint Profile File
Creates/edits a setpoint profile be saved as a file (.PRF). File can be downloaded to the setpoint profile
pool. A profile in the pool can be edited or loaded into the controller’s active configuration.
Step/Item
Action/Description
Select File, Open.
Lets you choose a .PRF file to edit. After selecting file the Profile Editor
appears.
OR
Select File, New.
"Choose a new file type" box appears.
Select Recipes tab.
Recipe types appear.
Select Setpoint Profile
The Profile Editor appears.
THEN
Name and
Description
Identify the profile.
Properties
This function lets you set the properties for the profile. The information
configured here will appear in the Edit SP Profile dialog box.
Ramp Type
Eng. Units
Time Units
Aux. Out Units
Guar. Hold Type
Guar. Hold High
Guar. Hold Low
Properties of the profile. You can change these under Properties.
Add
Adds a step.
Insert
Inserts a step.
Delete
Deletes selected step.
Type
Ramp or Soak. A ramp segment is a starting setpoint and the time or
rate to reach the setpoint of the following segment. Typically,
segment #1 will be a ramp.
SP Value
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Step/Item
Action/Description
Time/Rate
Ramp time is determined in either:
TIME*-Hours or Minutes
Range =
0.00 hr. to 999.99 hr. / 0.00 min. to 999.99 min.
OR
RATE*-EU/MIN or EU/HR
Range =
0 to 999.99
*This selection of time or rate is made when you configure
properties. Make this selection before entering any Ramp. NOTE:
When Ramp unit is configured for TIME, entering "0" will imply an
immediate step change in setpoint to the next soak.
Aux. Out
In addition to the main ramp and soak output value, a second analog
value is available for each step of the profile. This output is a fixed
soak value, which may be used to provide a setpoint value for a
secondary control loop in the process. An example would be a ramp
and soak temperature program combined with pressure setpoints
for each step of the profile.
Guar. Hold
OFF or ON. Choose ON to hold the program if a process variable
exceeds a predefined deviation from setpoint.
Events
You can configure 1 to 16 segment events to turn ON or OFF at the
beginning of each segment. Segment events are digital switches
that provide ON/OFF outputs through an SPEV control block. When
a segment event is turned ON, it remains ON until the end of the
segment at which time it is turned OFF unless it is configured to turn
ON in the next segment. Note that segment events are not
interrupted by soak time delays when the process variable is outside
the guaranteed soak band. Events turn ON as soon as the previous
segment is completed even if the process variable has not reached
the soak setpoint. When the program completes, the events are held
at current value until the programmer is returned to the ready state.
Print
Prints the profile.
Save
Saves the profile as .PRF file.
Download
Downloads profile to the controller’s Setpoint Profile Pool where it
can be edited or loaded into the controller’s active configuration.
Setpoint Profile Pool
Introduction
The SP Profile Pool lets you view a profile on a list of configured profiles. Through this dialog box you will
view the properties for each profile and set up or edit the information for each segment that make up a
profile.
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Configuration
When you select “Setpoint Profiles” from the Recipes menu, the “Setpoint Profile Pool” dialog box will be
displayed.
From left to right the icons are:
PRINT a Profile:
Click on a profile name and then select the Print icon. The "Print" dialog box will appear.
Select OK.
A profile report will be printed with all the information entered on the tabs of the 'Setpoint Profile
Properties" dialog box.
SAVE a Profile:
To save a Profile as a .prf file, click on a recipe name and then select the Save icon. The "Save As" dialog
box will appear.
DOWNLOAD a Profile:
To download a Profile to the controller’s Profile pool, click on the Download icon.
Setup/Edit Setpoint Profile in Pool
Introduction
The “Edit Setpoint Profile” dialog box lets you view profile segments for the programs listed in the
“Setpoint Profile Pool.”
View a program
Click on a profile name in the active field and select the Edit Item Icon from the Toolbar on the dialog
box
or double click on the profile name.
The “Edit Setpoint Profile Segments” dialog box will appear. It presents multiple segments at a time to
view. Click on field for drop down menu to appear for some selections.
Edit Setpoint Profile Segments Dialog Box
The three main areas on the “Edit Setpoint Profile Segments” dialog box are:
Properties Information Area
This block of information was developed during “Properties” configuration. It lists the selection and
values that were made on the “Setpoint Profile Properties” tab cards. These fields are read only; they are
for reference only.
Profile Data Entry area
This data entry area lets you make selections.
Profile Segment Setup Buttons
View only.
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Profile Setup/Edit Procedure
The Profile Setup/Edit Procedure consists of building a ramp/soak profile by entering a value or make a
selection for each of the following fields. View only.
• adding or inserting segments to a list of segment
• selecting the type of segment—Ramp or Soak (drop-down menu)
• selecting Guaranteed Soak (On or Off) for soak segments, if desired (drop-down menu)
• entering the Setpoint value for the ramp or soak
• entering the value of the time or ratio for the segment
• selecting an Aux. Out value (if required) for the segment
• selecting the events (1 - 16) you want turned on or off at the beginning of the segment
(drop-down menu)
• repeating the procedure for all the segments in the program
Setpoint Profile Properties
Introduction
This function lets you view the properties for the program selected in the Setpoint Profile Pool.
Parameters
Refer to the table below for properties.
Parameter
Parameter Description
TEXT
Label
Profile Name
Descriptor
Description of Profile
Primary
Output
Label
Primary Output Descriptor Name.
Primary
Output
Engineering
Units
Primary Output Engineering Units descriptor
Auxiliary
Output
Label
Auxiliary Output Descriptor name
Auxiliary
Output
Engineering
Units
Auxiliary Output Engineering Units descriptor
GENERAL
Ramp Type
Rate
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Each ramp segment's time specifies the RATE at which that profile's
output will reach the next segment.
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Time
Parameter Description
Each ramp segment's time is the TIME allotted to the profile's output
to reach the next segment's value in hours or minutes.
Guaranteed
Hold Type
None
No guaranteed hold if a PV deviates a specified amount above or below the
profile output.
Per Segment
Lets you select specific segments for guaranteed soak where you set up the
profile ramps and soaks.
All soaks will have a guaranteed soak.
All Soaks
All segments will have a guaranteed soak
All Segments
Time Units
Hours
This selection assigns the time units of all segments in HOURS.
Minutes
This selection assigns the time units of all segments in MINUTES.
Guaranteed
Hold High
A Number in Engineering Units above the setpoint outside of which
the timer halts
Guaranteed
Hold High
Enter a Number in Engineering Units below the setpoint outside of
which the timer halts.
LOOP/JOG
Jog Segment
Segment number jog will go to.
Loop
Start Segment
This designates the number of the first segment of the loop.
End Segment
This designates the number of the last segment of the loop. The last
segment of a program must be a soak segment. Last segment of a loop can
be a ramp or soak.
This number lets the program repeat (loop) a specified number of time from
beginning to end.
Cycles
An entry of 0 will cause an indefinite loop.
START/RESTART
Restart Rate
The Restart Rate value is used to return the process to the last operating
setpoint prior to power loss when restart input is connected to power off
timing block.
Click on the tab to access the properties for that tab.
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Click on the profile name in the Setpoint Profile Pool and select the Edit Segments Icon (3rd from left)
from the Toolbar on the dialog box.
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Setpoint Schedules
Create/Edit Setpoint Schedule file
Creates/edits a setpoint schedule be saved as a file (.SCH). File can be downloaded to the setpoint
schedule pool. A schedule in the pool can be edited or loaded into the controller’s active configuration.
Step/Item
Action/Description
Select File, Open.
Lets you choose a .SCH file to edit. After selecting file the Schedule
Editor appears.
OR
Select File, New.
"Choose a new file type" box appears.
Select Recipes tab.
Recipe types appear.
Select Setpoint Schedule.
The Schedule Editor appears.
THEN
Select a Reference
Configuration.
A schedule must have a configuration to give it context. Select an
open configuration from the pull-down list. If none available, select
Open Configuration to open one. The configuration will open. Click
back to Schedule Editor and select the reference configuration.
Name and Description
Identify the schedule.
Properties
Sets properties for the schedule, such as time units and
guaranteed hold limits.
Time
Length of time for the segment.
SP1-SP8
Setpoint values. For ramp segments these are the starting
values.
Events 1-16
Segment events are digital switches that provide ON/OFF output
through an SPS function block. When a segment event is turned
ON, it remains on until the end of the segment at which time it is
turned OFF unless it is configured to turn ON in the next
segment. Select from the drop down menu which events you
want to turn ON or OFF at the beginning of each segment.
Aux1-Aux8
The auxiliary block supports up to 8 soak only outputs. You can
assign values to all eight Auxiliary Outputs for each segment.
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Step/Item
Action/Description
GHold1-GHold8
Setpoint guarantee is provided for the master block setpoints
with a single symmetrical value for each setpoint output. Actions
for the guarantee soak may be set on a per segment basis for
OFF, HIGH setpoint deviation, LOW setpoint deviation or both
HIGH and LOW setpoint deviations. Click on an active field and
select a GHOLD Type from Drop-down menu:
OFF - No Guaranteed Hold
HIGH setpoint deviation - The schedule will hold if a PV deviates
above the Setpoint value set.
LOW setpoint deviation - The schedule will hold if a PV deviates
below the Setpoint value set on the "Setpoint Schedule
Properties" dialog box.
HIGH and LOW setpoint deviations - The schedule will hold if a
PV deviates above or below the Setpoint value set on the
"Setpoint Schedule Properties" dialog box.
Recycle Segment
The segment number at which a recycle will start. Enter a value 0
to 50
Recycle Count
This number lets the schedule repeat (loop) a specified number of
times. Enter a value 0-999 or 0 for infinite.
Delete
Deletes selected item from schedule.
Print
Prints the schedule.
Save
Saves the schedule as .SCH file.
Download
Downloads schedule to the controller’s schedule pool where it can
be edited or loaded into the controller’s active configuration.
Setpoint Schedule Pool
Introduction
The SP Schedule Pool lets you view a schedule on a list of configured schedules.
Configuration
When you select “Setpoint Schedules” from the Recipe menu, the “Setpoint Schedule Pool” dialog
box will be displayed.
From left to right the icons are:
PRINT a Schedule:
Click on a schedule name and select the Print icon. The "Print" dialog box will appear.
Select OK.
A profile report will be printed with all the information entered on the tabs of the "Setpoint Schedule
Properties" dialog box.
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SAVE a Schedule:
To save a Schedule as a .sch file, click on a recipe name and then select the Save icon. The "Save As"
dialog box will appear.
DOWNLOAD a Schedule:
To download a Schedule to the controller’s Schedule pool, click on the Download icon.
Setup/Edit Setpoint Schedule in Pool
Introduction
The “Edit Schedule” dialog box lets you view a schedule from the schedules listed in the “Setpoint
Schedule Pool.”
Edit a Schedule
Click on a schedule name in the active field and select the Edit Segments Icon (3rd from left) from the
Toolbar on the dialog box or double click on the schedule name.
The “Edit Schedule Segments” dialog box will appear with the selected Schedule indicated on the top
banner. The Process Control Utilities presents multiple segments at a time to view.
Parameter
Parameter Description
Time
Length of time for the segment
Time Units were selected in the “Setpoint Schedule
Function Block Properties ” Dialog Box
Setpoint Values
Setpoint 1 through Setpoint 8
Ghold Type
Setpoint guarantee is provided for the master block
setpoints with a single symmetrical value for each
setpoint output. Actions for the guarantee soak may be
set on a per segment basis for OFF, HIGH setpoint
deviation, LOW setpoint deviation or both HIGH and
LOW setpoint deviations.
[Ghold1 thru
Ghold8]
OFF - No Guaranteed Hold
HIGH setpoint deviation
The schedule will hold if a PV deviates above the
Setpoint value set.
LOW setpoint deviation
The schedule will hold if a PV deviates below the
Setpoint value set on the “Setpoint Schedule
Properties” dialog box.
HIGH and LOW setpoint deviations
The schedule will hold if a PV deviates above or below
the Setpoint value set on the “Setpoint Schedule
Properties” dialog box.
Auxiliary
Outputs
[Aux1 thru
Aux8]
Recycle
Segment
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You can assign values to all eight Auxiliary Outputs for
each segment.
The segment number at which a recycle will start
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Parameter
Parameter Description
Recycle Count
This number lets the schedule repeat (loop) a specified
number of times.
Events
Segment events are digital switches that provide
ON/OFF output through an SPS function block .
[Events 1 thru
16]
When a segment event is turned ON, it remains on until
the end of the segment at which time it is turned OFF
unless it is configured to turn ON in the next segment.
Setpoint Schedule Properties
Introduction
This function lets you view the properties for the schedule selected in the Setpoint Schedule Pool. If you
are adding a schedule, this dialog box will automatically appear. It will also appear if you select the
Worksheet Properties Icon (2nd from left) from the Toolbar on the dialog box. The information
configured here will appear in the “Edit Schedule Segment” dialog box.
Parameter
Parameter Description
General
Label
Schedule Name
Descriptor
Description of schedule
Jog Seg
Logic input (JOG) on state switch
block will cause the schedule to
jump to the start of the segment
designated then continue.
Time Units
This selection assigns the time
units (hours or minutes) for all
segments.
Hours
Time unit in Hours
Minutes
Time unit in Minutes
Guaranteed Hold Limit
The schedule will hold if a PV
deviates above or below (or both)
the Setpoint value set here.
Select Guaranteed Hold Type on
the “Setpoint Edit Schedule”
dialog box.
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Sequences
Create/Edit Sequence File
Creates/edits a sequence be saved as a file (.SEQ). File can be downloaded to the sequence pool. A
sequence in the pool can be edited or loaded into the controller’s active configuration.
Step/Item
Action/Description
Select File, Open.
Lets you choose a .SEQ file to edit. After selecting file the
Sequence Editor appears.
OR
Select File, New.
"Choose a new file type" box appears.
Select Recipes tab.
Recipe types appear.
Select Sequence.
The Sequence Editor appears.
THEN
Select a Reference
Configuration.
Name and Description
A sequence must have a configuration to give it context. Select an
open configuration from the pull-down list. If none available,
select Open Configuration to open one. The configuration will
open. Click back to Sequence Editor and select the reference
configuration.
Identify the sequence.
Properties
Sets properties for the sequence, such as jog step and time
units.
Add
Adds a step to the sequence.
Time
Length of time for the segment.
SP1-SP8
Setpoint values at the start of the segment.
State
State number for each step of the sequence. A state may be
selected multiple times in the sequence. Since time is an
attribute of the sequence, the state may be activated for a
different time period each time it is selected. (The order does
not have to be sequential). Enter a State Number in each
active field. States are numbered from 1 to 50.
State name
Name of current state. Enter a state name (12 character max.)
Examples: Heating, Cooling, Mixing.
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Step/Item
Action/Description
Time in Step
Time duration value for each step of the sequence. Time units
can be changed under Properties.
Time in Next Step
Designates the step the sequence will advance to when the
time expires. It can be any step in the sequence, including
steps that have been previously executed. Enter 0 to stop the
sequence after current step expires and to hold the outputs.
Event Signal #1
Click on the Event Signal #1 field and from the drop-down
menu, select the event you want signal #1 to represent.
Event 1 Next Step
Each state of the sequence can also be configured to accept
two different events to terminate the step. Whichever occurs
first—an Off-to-On (rising edge) transition of either event signal
OR elapsed step time—will cause the sequence to advance to
the appropriate next step. Enter a value for Event 1 Next Step.
Event Signal #2
Click on the Event Signal #2 field and from the drop-down
menu, select the event you want signal #2 to represent.
Event 2 Next Step
Each state of the sequence can also be configured to accept
two different events to terminate the step. Whichever occurs
first—an Off-to-On (rising edge) transition of either event signal
OR elapsed step time—will cause the sequence to advance to
the appropriate next step. Enter a value for Event 2 Next Step.
Advance Next Step
Allows you to select an appropriate action for the manual
advance OI action or function block digital advance input. Enter
a value.
Aux. Value
Enter an analog output value associated with each state.
Delete
Deletes selected step from sequence.
Print
Prints the sequence.
Save
Saves the sequence as .SEQ file.
Download
Downloads sequence to the controller’s schedule pool where it
can be edited or loaded into the controller’s active configuration.
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Sequence Pool
Introduction
The Sequence Pool lets you add or delete a Sequence on a list of configured Sequences and also
enter the "Properties" function and the "Edit Sequence " function to set up each Sequence.
Configuration
When you select "Sequences" from the Recipes menu, the "Sequence Pool" dialog box will be
displayed. From left to right the icons are:
PRINT a Sequence:
Click on a sequence name and then select the Print icon. The "Print" dialog box will appear.
Select OK.
A sequence report will be printed with all the information entered on the "Sequence Properties"
dialog box. [Label, Description, Jog Step, and Time Units in Hours or Minutes]
SAVE a Sequence:
To save a sequence as an .seq file, click on a recipe name and then select the Save icon. The
"Save As" dialog box will appear.
OPEN a Sequence:
To open a previously saved .seq file and insert it into the pool, click on the Open icon.
DOWNLOAD a Sequence:
To download a sequence to the controller’s sequence pool, click on the Download icon.
Setup/Edit Sequence in Pool
Introduction
The "Edit Sequence" dialog box lets you set up or edit a sequence from the sequences listed in the
"Sequence Pool" dialog box.
Make sure you have clicked on "Edit Properties" toolbar icon and have configured the properties for
that specific Sequence.
Edit a Sequence
Click on a Sequence name in the active field and select the Edit Item Icon (3rd from left) from the
Toolbar on the dialog box or double click on the Sequence name.
The "Edit Sequence" dialog box will appear with the selected Sequence indicated on the top
banner. Several Steps are shown for viewing and editing.
Each step contains the following Step attributes:
Parameter
Parameter Description
Entry Information
State Number
State number for each step of the sequence. A
state may be selected multiple times in the
sequence. Since time is an attribute of the
sequence, the state may be activated for a
different time period each time it is selected.
(The order does not have to be sequential)
Enter a State Number in each
active field. States are numbered
from 1 to 50
State Name
Name of current state
N/A
Time in Step
Time duration value for each step of the
sequence.
Enter values for all Steps in the
appropriate fields.
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Parameter
Parameter Description
Entry Information
Time Units are selected on the Sequence
Properties dialog box
Time Next Step
Designates the step the sequence will advance
to when the time expires. It can be any step in
the sequence, including steps that have been
previously executed.
Enter a number for the next step
when time expires on current
step. Enter 0 to stop the
sequence after current step
expires and to hold the outputs.
Event Signal #1
The event signal is a digital signal defined in
the sequencer block. When Event Signal #1
signal transitions from FALSE to TRUE the
sequence will jump to the step defined in Event
1 Next Step.
N/A
Event 1 Next Step
An off-to-on (rising edge) transition of Event
Signal #1 will cause the sequence to advance
to the step specified here.
Enter a value for Event 1 Next
Step.
Event Signal #2
The event signal is a digital signal defined in
the sequencer block. When Event Signal #2
signal transitions from FALSE to TRUE the
sequence will jump to the step defined in Event
2 Next Step.
N/A
Event 2 Next Step
An off-to-on (rising edge) transition of Event
Signal #2 will cause the sequence to advance
to the step specified here.
Enter a value for Event 2 Next
Step.
Advance Next
Step
Allows you to select an appropriate action for
the manual advance OI action or function block
digital advance input
Enter an "Advance Next Step"
value.
Aux Value
Enter an analog output value associated with
each state.
Enter an analog output value.
Sequence Properties
Introduction
This function lets you set the properties for the sequence selected in the Sequence Pool. If you are
adding a Sequence, this dialog box will automatically appear. It will also appear if you select the
Worksheet Properties Icon (2nd from left) from the Toolbar on the dialog box. The information
configured here will appear in the "Edit Sequence" dialog box.
Configuration
Refer to the table below and enter the properties information in the appropriate fields in the dialog
box, then click "OK" to return to the "Sequence Pool" dialog box.
Parameter
Parameter Description
Entry Information
Sequence Name
6 characters
General
Label
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16 characters
Jog Step
Step number jog
will go to
r
Time Units
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block will cause the Sequencer to
jump to the start of the step
designated then continue.
This selection assigns the time
units (hours or minutes) for all
Steps.
Hours
Time unit in Hours
Click on Radio button
Minutes
Time unit in Minutes
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On-Line Monitoring
Overview
Process Control Utilities Monitoring provides the following:
Multiple, concurrent function block Monitor Windows
You can open as many Function Block monitor windows as you want until you run
out of physical resources on the PC
You can open Function Block monitor windows concurrently for Function Blocks on
different Function Block Diagram Worksheets
Function Block monitor window can be resized to better suit concurrent windows
Provides a Watch Window to view groups of related data such as I/O and Signal Tags
Allows Monitoring to cross all FBD worksheet boundaries
There are no boundaries
You can call up Function Block monitor windows from any or all FBD worksheets
concurrently
The Watch Window implicitly crosses all worksheets
All other diagnostic windows can also be open concurrently
Select "Monitor Mode" from the "Monitor" menu or select the "Monitor" icon from the Main Toolbar
.
You can specify the monitor update rate that determines how often data is collected from the controller
during monitoring. This update rate can be set to either 1/4 second, 1/2 second, 1 second, or 5
seconds.
See "Monitor Toolbar" for the available Monitoring and Diagnostic Windows.
See "Visual Indicators for Monitor Mode" for on-line monitoring indicators.
Enter Monitor Mode
Select "Monitor Mode" from the "Monitor" menu or select the "Monitor" icon from the Main Toolbar.
While in monitor mode, edits to the configuration cannot be made.
Procedure
Selecting this menu item opens the "Enter Monitor Mode" dialog box.
Select the controller to monitor using the Port and Address fields on this dialog. The dialog box also
indicates the Protocol and Baud rate for the selected controller.
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Click the OK button on this dialog to enter monitor mode for this configuration.
The background of the function block diagram worksheet changes to yellow and the cursor includes
the Monitor icon [Eye} with the arrow.
See "Visual Indicators for Monitor Mode".
The Monitor Toolbar will appear, whose buttons you can use to toggle (show or hide) the various
monitor windows. These windows can also be toggled using menu items on the Monitor menu.
When exiting monitor mode, any monitor windows still open will be closed and will be re-opened at
their same positions when monitor mode is re-entered for this configuration.
Visual Indicators for Monitor Mode
When "Monitor Mode" is selected there are several indications that the configuration is in Monitor Mode.
The "Connected" indicator on the Status Bar will blink to show that the controller, whose name appears
next to it, is being monitored.
The cursor changes to include the Monitor icon [Eye] along with the arrow.
3. The word <Monitoring> appears in the configuration Title Bar at the top of the diagram.
4. The background color of the Function Block Diagram changes to YELLOW.
Monitor Update Rate
Introduction
You can specify the monitor update rate that determines how often data is collected from the controller
during monitoring. This update rate can be set to either 1/4 second, 1/2 second, 1 second, or 5 seconds.
This option is allowed only during edit mode, not while you are monitoring the controller. The default
monitor update rate is 1 second and this update rate is remembered between sessions of the software.
If you want to monitor from a relatively slow computer set the monitor update rate to a slow setting.
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Procedure
Select "Set Update Rate" from the "Monitor" menu on the Main Drop-down menus.
Select an Update Rate from the Sub-menu:
1/4 Second
1/2 Second
1 Second, or
5 seconds
Monitor Toolbar
Click on ICON to open a dialog box. More than one dialog box can be open at a time.
The Monitor Toolbar toggles monitor windows for the following:
ICON
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Window Comments
Watch Summary
Toggles the Watch Summary Window that lets you view groups of related
data such as I/O and Signal Tags.
Controller
Diagnostics
Toggles the Controller Diagnostics Window that lets you view the
controller parameters and values.
Rack Diagnostics
Toggles the I/O Rack Diagnostics window that lets you view the Rack
Diagnostics, Expansion I/O Comm Diagnostics(except C30 CPU), and the
I/O Module diagnostics.
Serial S1 Port
Diagnostics
Opens the Serial Port S1 Configuration Port Diagnostics window that lets
you view the parameters and values of the S1 port on the controller.
Serial S2 Port
Diagnostics
Toggles the Serial Port S2 (RS485 default) OI Port Diagnostics window
that lets you view the S2 port (default RS485 Operator Interface)
parameters and values.
Network Port
Diagnostics
Toggles the Network Port Diagnostics window that lets you view the
network port parameters and values.
Expansion I/O
Comm
Diagnostics
(except C30 CPU)
Toggles the Expansion I/O Comm Diagnostics window that lets you view
the expansion port parameters and values.
Host Connections
Diagnostics
Toggles the Host Connections window that lets you view the host
connections parameters and values.
Peer-to-Peer
Diagnostics
Toggles the Peer-to-Peer Connections Diagnostics window that lets you
view the Peer-to-Peer parameters and values.
Function Block
Monitor
Toggles the Monitor Function Block window that lets you monitor key
parameters of the selected Function Block.
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Function
Window Comments
Forced Blocks
Window
Toggles the Forced Block Summary Window Window that lets you see all
the function blocks that have forced outputs.
All Function Block
Windows
Lets you toggle the function block windows that are open - Display or Hide
All Pins
Lets you toggle (display/hide) monitoring values (numeric or On/Off state)
at all input and output pins that are shown.
All Monitor
Windows
Lets you toggle the Monitor windows that are open - Display or Hide.
How Do I Start Monitoring
Procedure
Either upload the configuration from the controller to your PC or Open the file from disk that matches
what's in the controller. Process Control Utilities will inform you if the file you opened is not currently
loaded in the controller. In this case, limited monitoring capabilities will be available. For example, you
won't be able to monitor function blocks or bring up the Watch Summary Window.
Press the MONITOR button on the main toolbar.
The "Enter Monitor Mode" dialog box will open.
Note: While in monitor mode, you won't be able to edit the configuration. For example, you won't be
able to add or delete function blocks, move items on the Function Block Diagram, or change
configuration parameters of function blocks on their property pages. You will, however, be able to view
the configuration parameters of function blocks on their property pages, but these values aren’t being
read from the controller. They exist only in the configuration open in Process Control Utilities. That is
why it is recommended that you perform an upload from the controller before monitoring so that
current values from the controller are shown on the function block property pages."
Select the Comm port and controller address to monitor. Press OK.
It checks to see if information is the same in the controller.
The feedback will be the monitor toolbar.
on bar indicates that monitor mode is in effect. The green square is
The Status Bar shows
an activity indicator and flashes bright green when requests for monitored data are made to the
controller.
There is also the word "Monitoring" indicated on the banner of the worksheet,the FBD worksheet
background turns yellow and an eye appears with the cursor arrow.
See "Visual Indicators for Monitor Mode" for on-line monitoring indicators.
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Right Click Procedure in Monitor Mode
Depending where you right-mouse click on the FBD worksheet during monitoring, the resulting menu will
have some differences.
Below each item in red is shown the menu items that appear when you right-click on that item on your
FBD during Monitor Mode.
Right click on these
To see
these
choices
Function
Block
Variable
Yellow
Space
Signal
Tags
Connectors
Page
Connectors
Monitor
Block
Monitor
Block
Execution
Order
Watch
Summary
Watch
Summary
Watch
Summary
Watch
Summary
Watch
Summary
Fast Logic
Order
Add to
Watch
Summary
Add to Watch
Summary
Add to
Watch
Summary
Monitor
Pins
Add to
Watch
Summary
Find
Monitor
Pins
Monitor Pins
Monitor Pins
Help
Monitor
Pins
Go To
Help
Help
Help
Execution
Order
Help
View
Find
Where
Used
Find Where
Used
Find Where
Used
Copy
Execution
Order
Properties
(File)
Properties
(Signal
Tag)
Properties
(Connector)
Properties
Properties
(Function
Block)
Copy
Properties
(Function
Block)
Right click on these
To see
these
choices
Input Pins
Output Pins
Wire Node
Trace
Monitor Pins
Help
Monitor
Pins
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Function Block Monitor Window
The Process Control Utilities provides live monitoring of all Function Blocks.
To access, select "Monitor Function Block" from the "Monitor" menu or from the Monitor toolbar.
Or
Right Click a function block or variable in Monitor Mode and select the Monitor Block menu item.
The summary will provide status of the parameters shown in the list.
For "Loop" blocks, the current mode will be shown in the lower right of the window
LSP AUTO = Local Setpoint, Automatic Output
LSP MAN = Local Setpoint, Manual Output
RSP AUTO = Remote Setpoint, Automatic Output
RSP MAN = Remote Setpoint, Manual Output
To change Mode settings of a loop block, click on a radio button to select
Local or Remote Setpoint
Automatic or Manual Output
Click the "Change Mode" button to change the mode.
Changing a Parameter
Some blocks allow you to change some parameters. Click on a parameter name, if allowed the "Write"
field will become active. Enter an override value in the field.
Channel/Sensor Status
I/O blocks display a parameter called Channel/Sensor Status to indicate any abnormalities. See I/O
Channel/Sensor Status for details.
Click on "X" to exit box.
Attention: All function blocks dialog boxes have a "MONITOR" button when in Monitor mode that will
access this window.
Below is an example of a Monitor Window for a PID block.
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Overview
The Forced Blocks window provides a list view of all function blocks that have forced outputs and
provides a quick means of removing the forced outputs on selected block. The Forcing and Unforcing of
function block outputs is a feature that is only available in Monitor Mode. For more information on how to
force function block outputs see Forcing/Unforcing an Output.
Opening the Window
The Forced Blocks Window is represented by the Exclamation Mark icon and can be accessed in 3 ways
as described below. For each method, the system must already be in Monitor Mode for the option to be
available.
Monitor Menu
1. Select Monitor from the main application menu.
2. Select
Forced Blocks… to launch the Forced Blocks window.
Monitor Mode Toolbar
1. Click on the
button in the Monitor Mode Toolbar from the main application toolbar.
Utilities Worksheet
Utilities tab from the main Worksheet Category Tabs to display the Controller
1. Select the
Utilities worksheet.
2. Click on the
3. Select
button to bring up the Controller Diagnostics submenu.
Forced Blocks… to launch the Forced Blocks window.
Unforcing Block Outputs
There are two versions of the Forced Blocks dialog window, depending on whether or not the controller
being monitored is one that supports the SIL Safety standard. For SIL compliant controllers the version
shown on the left below will be displayed. For non SIL compliant controllers the version shown on the
right below will be displayed.
Both versions of the window have a list box displaying a list of all of the function blocks that currently
have forced outputs.
• Function blocks located on a Safety worksheet have a yellow background.
• Function blocks located on a Process worksheet have a white background.
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•
If no function blocks have forced outputs the word NONE is displayed.
If new forces are added or removed from individual function block monitor windows the list will be
updated dynamically.
Both versions of the window have a Clear ALL Forces button that allows all forced outputs to be cleared
with one click. For Safety enabled controllers there are additional Clear PROCESS Forces and Clear
SAFETY Forces buttons that allow forced outputs on the Process and Safety worksheets to be cleared
independently. In either, case a warning message similar to the one shown below will be displayed
requesting confirmation before the action is taken.
Both versions of the window have a Unforce Selected Item button that allows the output of a single
function block to be unforced. To enable this button, click on the desired function block as shown below.
(Multiple selections using the Shift or Ctrl keys are not allowed.)
Clicking on the Unforce Selected Item will now clear the forced output on the selected function block. In
this case the action takes place immediately and no confirmation is required.
Exiting
To close the Force Blocks window click on the X in the top right-hand corner.
How Do I Stop Monitoring
Press the MONITOR button on the main toolbar.
This will return the associated configuration to VIEW mode.
Feedback will be the monitor button (unpressed), and all open monitor windows will disappear. The
FBD Worksheet background returns to white and the eye disappears from the cursor.
Attention: If you return from VIEW mode to Monitor mode, all your previously opened monitor
windows will appear (if the same configuration)
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Logic Flow
Overview
In Monitor Mode, Logic Flow is shown within the Configuration Worksheet Monitor Window.
Soft Wires are identified to represent the Logic state at the pin of the source in monitor mode.
Function Block pin values can be monitored briefly or you can stick the values on display until you
dismiss them. Analog Values are in decimal format and Digital States are On/Off.
Digital Signal Tags and corresponding Connectors at the block pins include color-coded representations
for state changes.
Page Connectors include color-coded representations for state changes.
Logic Inversion indicators are pictorially identified on the block and are color-coded to identify logic states
impeding or permitting logic flow.
CAUTION
During Live-Monitoring (especially fast scan), it is possible to see transient states where the block output
is inconsistent with its input values. This occurs because it is possible for the input values and outputs
values to be taken from different controller execution cycles. Therefore, either the viewed inputs or
outputs may be "older". Logic monitoring is appropriate for static conditions.
Soft Wire Identification
Solid/Green = On, Dotted/Red = Off
Logic State at the Output Pin = ON
The Digital Signal Tag and its corresponding Connector/Page Connector will have the entire length of its
tail drawn in solid GREEN.
Logic State at the Output Pin = OFF
The Digital Signal Tag and its corresponding Connector/Page Connector will have the entire length of its
tail drawn in dashed RED.
Solid/Red = On, Dotted/Green = Off
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Logic State at the Output Pin = ON
The Digital Signal Tag and its corresponding Connector/Page Connector will have the entire length of its
tail drawn in solid RED.
Logic State at the Output Pin = OFF
The Digital Signal Tag and its corresponding Connector/Page Connector will have the entire length of its
tail drawn in dotted GREEN.
Signal Tags and Connectors/Page Connectors
Digital Signal Tags and Connectors/Page Connectors include color-coded representations for state
changes as substitutes for soft-wires. To select one of the following color schemes, go to Monitor
menu, then Set Logic State Colors.
Solid/Green = On, Dotted/Red = Off
Logic State at the Output Pin = ON
The Digital Signal Tag and its corresponding Connector/Page Connector will have the entire
length of its tail drawn in solid GREEN.
Logic State at the Output Pin = OFF
The Digital Signal Tag and its corresponding Connector/Page Connector will have the entire
length of its tail drawn in dashed RED.
Solid/Red = On, Dotted/Green = Off
Logic State at the Output Pin = ON
The Digital Signal Tag and its corresponding Connector/Page Connector will have the entire
length of its tail drawn in solid RED.
Logic State at the Output Pin = OFF
The Digital Signal Tag and its corresponding Connector/Page Connector will have the entire
length of its tail drawn in dotted GREEN.
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Displaying Function Block's Pin Values
Function Block pin value(s) can be monitored briefly and you can set one or all of the values on
display (constant display) until you dismiss them. Analog Values are in decimal format and Digital
States are On/Off.
Displaying a Single Pin Value
Displaying Briefly
Hover the cursor over any pin momentarily. The pin’s value will be displayed next to the pin as
long as the cursor remains motionless over the pin.
To remove the briefly displayed value:
remove the cursor from the pin.
Displaying Until Dismissed (Constant Display)
Hover the cursor over any pin and left-click while the pin value is displayed, or
right-click and select "Monitor Pins" from the menu.
To remove the constantly displayed value:
left-click on the pin again, or
right-click and select "Monitor Pins" again from the menu.
Displaying All Function Block Pin Values
Displaying Briefly
Hover the cursor over the interior of a function block momentarily. All of the Function Blocks pin
values will be displayed next to the pins as long as the cursor remains motionless over the block.
To remove the briefly displayed values:
remove the cursor from the block.
Displaying Until Dismissed
Hover the cursor over the interior of a function block and left-click while the pin values are
displayed, or right-click and select "Monitor Pins" from the menu.
To remove the constantly displayed value:
left-click on the pin again, or
right-click and select "Monitor Pins" again from the menu.
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Toggling All Pin Values on Worksheet
Select
on the Monitor Toolbar or select "Monitor Pins" from the Monitor menu.
NOTE: Any pin values shown when monitor mode is exited will be re-shown when Monitor mode is
re-entered. This only applies to the current session of the application and not between sessions of
the application.
Logic Inversion Color Codes
Logic Inversion indicators are pictorially identified on the block and are color-coded to identify logic
states impeding or permitting logic flow.
Logic Blocks Inversion Indicators
RED = OFF
GREEN = ON
Digital Input Blocks Inversion Indicators
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Watch Summary Window
Watch Summary Window
Overview
The Watch Summary window is a dockable (movable), re-sizable window that lets you view the current
values of groups of related data, such as I/O and Signal Tags, from the controller.
Docking and Undocking the Window
icon and can be accessed in 2 ways as described
The Watch Summary window is represented by the
below. For each method, the system must already be in Monitor Mode for the option to be available.
Monitor Menu
1. Select Monitor from the main application menu.
2. Select
Watch Summary… to launch the Watch Summary window.
Monitor Mode Toolbar
1. Click on the
button in the Monitor Mode Toolbar from the main application toolbar.
Using the Window
The Watch Summary window will have a slightly different appearance depending on the revision of
software and the type of controller, however, the general layout is as shown below:
• Tab control to select from different groups of data
• Pull-down selectors at the top to further filter items within the group
• Table to display information and current values of the selected items
The number of different data groups available through the tabs at the bottom of the window will depend
on the revision of software running in the controller. The possible selections are listed below (click on any
of the links to view an example of the selected data for that tab):
• User-Defined (Customized list of Signals, Page Connectors and/or Variables)
• Signals (Analog, Digital)
• Page Connectors (Analog, Digital)
• Variables (Analog, Digital)
• Inputs / Outputs (AI, AO, DI, DO)
• Display Groups (Not available in revision 6.0 and higher
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The number of pull-down selectors at the top of the display will depend on the controller type. For
SIL-compliant controllers there will be a leading selector which allows the data items within the group to
be filtered based on the type of function block worksheet they are located on; Process, Safety or All (both
Process and Safety worksheets).
For all controller types there will be a pull-down selector which allows the data items within the group to
be further filtered based on a sub-type, such as analog versus digital, or input versus output. The list of
available sub-types is determined by the data group selected through the tab control.
Information about each item in the filtered list is displayed in the table in the middle of the window. The
amount of information displayed will vary based on the selected tab, but will always include a current
value from the controller. The rows of data may be sorted by clicking in the header for most of the
configuration information columns. Subsequent clicking within a column header will toggle between
ascending and descending sort orders. (See also Sort Feature)
For SIL-compliant controller types, the rows of data will be colored coded. Items located on a Safety
worksheet will be displayed with a yellow background, whereas items located on a Process worksheet
will be displayed on a white background.
Docking and Undocking the Window
Double clicking in the Title Bar area of the Watch Summary Window will toggle its docked state. If the
window is docked, double clicking in the title bar area will undock the window. If the window is undocked
• Double-clicking in the title bar area will dock the window at it last docked position
• Dragging the window to the top, bottom, left, or right edge of the main viewing area of the
application will dock the window at that location
[Press and hold the CTRL key down to prevent Docking when moving the window]
•
Hot Links
You can click on any I/O function block or Signal on the Controller Worksheet or any I/O function block,
Signal, or Variable in the Watch Window and that item will be located on the Function Block Diagram.
As you move the mouse over a HOT LINK, the text changes to Underlined Blue and the cursor changes
to a hand
. (See also Find Feature)
Writes or Forces
By clicking on the item in the Value column, you may write a value such as for a Variable or force a
value for an analog input or digital input. For I/O, a Forced column will indicate that the I/O point is
forced.
Find Feature
You can click on any I/O function block or Signal on the Controller Worksheet or any I/O function block,
Signal, or Variable in the Watch Window and that item will be located on the Function Block Diagram.
As you move the mouse over a HOT LINK, the text changes to Underlined Blue and
the cursor changes to a Hand.
You can also find within the Watch Summary window itself any tag, descriptor, signal number, variable
number, as well as rack number, module number, channel number, or block on the Inputs / Outputs tab.
For example, to find a tag in the Watch Summary window, click anywhere in the Tag Name column and
start typing the characters of the tag you want to find. The tag matching the characters you type will
scroll into view. To find a tag name and prevent the tag hot link from re-positioning the Function Block
Diagram, right-click the tag name instead of left-clicking it.
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Sort Function
The Sort function in the Watch Summary lets you sort the tag list by:
Signal #
Variable #
Tag Name
Descriptor
Block
At the top of the Watch Window, click on the Column title. The list will be sorted accordingly. Clicking the
column title the first time sorts the list in ascending (alphabetical) order. Clicking the column title a
second time sorts the list in descending (reverse alphabetical) order, and so forth.
Watch Summary - User Defined
On the User-Defined tab of the Watch Summary Window you can view a list of tags that you want to
monitor. You can add the following to the list:
• Signals
• Page Connectors
• Variables
The Watch Summary window doesn't have to be visible in order to add items to the list of User-Defined
tags to display, nor do the drop-down selectors on the User-Defined tab have to match what you'll be
adding.
For example, you can add a signal to the User-Defined tab of the Watch Summary window even if the
window is not visible or the User-Defined tab's "Show" drop-down selector is set to All Variables. As long
as you are in monitor mode, you can add items at any time.
Note that there is no limit to the number of items that you can add to the list, but the list is not saved
between sessions of the software.
To add Signals, Page Connectors or Variables to the user-defined watch list:
1. Navigate to the function block worksheet that contains the item.
2. Right-click on the item to display the context menu.
3. Select Add to Watch Summary from the context menu.
(See the Watch Window Summary for instructions on how to view the Watch Summary Window.)
The number of pull-down selectors at the top of the User-Defined tab of the Watch Summary window will
depend on the controller type. For SIL-compliant controllers there will be a leading selector which allows
the signals to be filtered based on the type of function block worksheet they are located on:
• All (both Process and Safety worksheets)
• Process
• Safety
For all controller types there will be a pull-down selector which allows the type of user-defined tags to be
selected:
• All
• All Signals
• All Page Connectors
• All Variables
(Note that in this case “All” refers to the list of user-defined items and not to the full configuration.)
For each item in the selection list, its Tag Name, Descriptor and Value are displayed in the table, as
shown below.
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For SIL-compliant controller types, the rows of data will be colored coded. Items located on a Safety
worksheet will be displayed with a yellow background, whereas items located on a Process worksheet
will be displayed on a white background.
You can change the value of any item that can be forced by entering a new value in the Value column.
You can re-order the items in the list by selecting a single row or range of rows in the list and dragging the
row(s) to another position in the list. You can also delete selected items in the list.
To select the first row in a range:
• Positioning the cursor over the gray cell at the beginning of the row.
• Wait for the cursor to change to an arrow.
• Click on the gray cell.
To select the last row in a range:
• Positioning the cursor over the gray cell at the beginning of the row.
• Wait for the cursor to change to an arrow.
• Hold down the Shift key and click on the gray cell.
To reposition the selected row(s):
• Position the cursor over any gray cell in the selected rows.
• Drag and drop the rows to their new position.
• A red line will appear as you drag the rows to show you where the row that was clicked will be
dropped when you release the mouse button.
To delete the selected row(s) press the Delete key.
Use the Find Feature to locate a specific I/O on the Function Block Diagram.
Use the Sort Function to sort the table rows by a specific column.
See the Watch Window Summary for more details on this window.
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Watch Summary - Signals
The number of pull-down selectors at the top of the display will depend on the controller type. For
SIL-compliant controllers there will be a leading selector which allows the signals to be filtered based on
the type of function block worksheet they are located on:
• All (both Process and Safety worksheets)
• Process
• Safety
For all controller types there will be a pull-down selector which allows the type of signals to be selected:
• All Signals
• Analog Signals
• Digital Signals
For each signal in the selection list, its Number, Tag Name, Descriptor and Value are displayed in the
table, as shown below.
For SIL-compliant controller types, the rows of data will be colored coded. Signals located on a Safety
worksheet will be displayed with a yellow background, whereas signals located on a Process worksheet
will be displayed on a white background.
You cannot change the value of a signal as they are Read Only.
Use the Find Feature to locate a specific I/O on the Function Block Diagram.
Use the Sort Function to sort the table rows by a specific column.
See the Watch Window Summary for more details on this window.
Watch Summary - Page Connectors
The number of pull-down selectors at the top of the display will depend on the controller type. For
SIL-compliant controllers there will be a leading selector which allows the page connectors to be filtered
based on the type of function block worksheet they are located on:
• All (both Process and Safety worksheets)
• Process
• Safety
For all controller types there will be a pull-down selector which allows the type of page connectors to be
selected:
• All Page Connectors
• Analog Page Connectors
• Digital Page Connectors
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For each page connector in the selection list, its Tag Name and Value are displayed in the table, as
shown below.
For SIL-compliant controller types, the rows of data will be colored coded. Page connectors located on a
Safety worksheet will be displayed with a yellow background, whereas page connectors located on a
Process worksheet will be displayed on a white background.
You cannot change the value of a page connector as they are Read Only.
Use the Find Feature to locate a specific I/O on the Function Block Diagram.
Use the Sort Function to sort the table rows by a specific column.
See the Watch Window Summary for more details on this window.
Watch Sunnary – Boundary Items
Helps to create modular groupings in the control logic for a better understanding of the functionality. Drag
the Boundary Item to the worksheet and logically group the logics.
Alternatively, right-click on the worksheet and go to Drop other items > Boundary Item.
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Watch Summary - Variables
The number of pull-down selectors at the top of the display will depend on the controller type. For
SIL-compliant controllers there will be a leading selector which allows the variables to be filtered based
on the type of function block worksheet they are located on:
• All (both Process and Safety worksheets)
• Process
• Safety
For all controller types there will be a pull-down selector which allows the type of variable to be selected:
• All Variables
• Analog Variables
• Digital Variables
For each variable in the selection list, its Number, Tag Name, Descriptor and Value are displayed in the
table, as shown below.
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For SIL-compliant controller types, the rows of data will be colored coded. Variables located on a Safety
worksheet will be displayed with a yellow background, whereas variables located on a Process
worksheet will be displayed on a white background.
You can change a variable by clicking on a variable value and entering a new value for an analog
variable or selecting the appropriate user-configured OFF or ON label from a drop-down menu for a
Digital variable.
Note: the new value entered is not written to the controller until you move off of the current cell either by
tabbing out of the cell using the Shift+Tab keys or clicking on another cell using the mouse. If the value
you want to change also shows engineering units, as in "100.0 LBS", for example, you just need to
change the number portion; you don't need to delete the engineering units or type it in again.
Use the Find Feature to locate a specific I/O on the Function Block Diagram.
Use the Sort Function to sort the table rows by a specific column.
See the Watch Window Summary for more details on this window.
Watch Summary - Inputs/Outputs
The number of pull-down selectors at the top of the display will depend on the controller type. For
SIL-compliant controllers there will be a leading selector which allows the I/O points to be filtered based
on the type of function block worksheet they are located on:
• All (both Process and Safety worksheets)
• Process
• Safety
For all controller types there will be a pull-down selector which allows the type of I/O point to be selected:
• Analog Inputs
• Analog Outputs
• Digital Inputs
• Digital Outputs
For each Input/Output in the selection list, its Rack, Module, Channel Number, Block Name, Tag Name,
Descriptor, Value, and Status are displayed in the table, as shown below..
NOTE: Only "assigned" inputs and outputs are shown in this window. Inputs and outputs whose rack,
module, and channel that are all zero are not shown in this window. These unassigned inputs and
outputs are shown on the controller worksheet, however.
For SIL-compliant controller types, the rows of data will be colored coded. I/O blocks located on a Safety
worksheet will be displayed with a yellow background, whereas I/O blocks located on a Process
worksheet will be displayed on a white background.
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You can Force an I/O by clicking on a value and entering a new value for an analog input or selecting
the appropriate user-configured OFF or ON label from a drop-down menu for a digital input or output. A
checked box and the word FORCED will appear in the Status column indicating that the I/O is forced.
[Click off the value cell to see the box]
To Remove a Force, double-click to deselect the checked box.
Notes:
• Analog outputs cannot be forced.
• Safety I/O points cannot be forced while the controller is in Run mode.
• Time Proportioning outputs and Three position Step outputs cannot be monitored since the live
value is maintained only on the D.O. module itself. The text "n/a" (for "not available) is shown as
the value for these outputs.
Use the Find Feature to locate a specific I/O on the Function Block Diagram.
Use the Sort Function to sort the table rows by a specific column.
See the Watch Window Summary for more details on this window.
Watch Summary - Display Groups
This tab appears only for Controller Revision 4.4 and earlier. Watch Summary - Display Groups lets
the user monitor the same points configured on the Operator Interface displays.
Select a Display Group(Show Menu) then a Group Number (Group Menu) from the drop-down
menus at the top of the dialog box. The window will monitor the Display Group selected. Note that new
values can be written to the variables shown in this window.
Use the "Find Feature " to Find a specific tag on the Function Block Diagram.
Use the "Sort Function " to sort the tag list by a specific column.
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Diagnostics
Controller Diagnostics
Introduction
The Process Control Utilities provides live monitoring of Controller diagnostics. The instrument executes
diagnostic routines during instrument start-up and during on-line operation and displays the controller
status and diagnostics.
Select "Controller Diagnostics" from the "Monitor" drop-down menu, from the Monitor toolbar.
.
(This window can be launched from the "Utilities Worksheet")
The Controller Diagnostics (C30/C50/C70) or Diagnostic Overview (C70R/C75) window will appear.
See below.
The "Controller Diagnostic Status Indications" explains the parameters and their values.
Click on "X" to exit box.
C30/C50/C70:
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Controller Diagnostics Status Indications
For C30/C50/C70, the "Controller Diagnostics" window appears. For C70R/C75, the "Diagnostics
Overview" window appears.
C30/C50/C70 Controller Diagnostics parameters
Parameter
Value
Possible Cause
System Diagnostics Good
CPU Diagnostics
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User Action
Controller is in RUN
mode.
Executes the run mode.
Outputs are updated.
None
Forced Output
A block has an output
that is forced.
None
Remove force on block
output.
Invalid Config.
A configuration that
exceeds the loop
capacity of the controller
was downloaded or an
invalid configuration
exists.
An empty database is
created.
Download a valid
configuration.
Switch Fault
A failure is detected in the All control blocks stop
Replace CPU.
switch reading.
running
All I/O scanning ceases.
This forces the modules into
failsafe.
Invalid Change Of
Mode
Controller mode is
Controller will not go to
changed to RUN-Locked RUN-Locked mode.
while there are forces on
safety sheets.
To clear the diagnostic:
1. Change mode back to
RUN mode OR
2. Clear all safety forces
using HCD through
Monitor->Forced Blocks OR
3. Force a cold-start
Safety Configuration
mismatch
Controller mode is
Controller will not go to
changed to RUN-Locked RUN-Locked mode.
when safety configuration
is changed at run-time
To clear the diagnostic:
1. Change mode back to
RUN mode OR
2. Force a cold-start
Good
N/A
N/A
Watchdog
Watchdog reset resulting Associated rack monitor
Force a cold start.
from software failure
block’s RACK OK pin is
Upgrade control file software.
turned off.
Replace CPU board.
ASYS block’s HW OK pin is Contact Honeywell Personnel.
turned off.
Prefetch Abort
CPU failed when
attempting to fetch an
instruction from the
prefetch register.
Address Error
The reserved exception Same as above
occurred for an unknown
reason.
N/A
Controller performs a restart Force a cold start.
Associated rack monitor
Isolate system from noise and
block’s RACK OK pin is
force a cold start.
turned off.
Replace CPU board
ASYS block’s HW OK pin is
turned off.
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Parameter
Value
Possible Cause
Controller Action
Undefine Error
Bad Instruction Detected Same as above
Data Abort
CPU failed when
attempting to access
data.
Software Interrupt
Error
Software Interrupt
occurred which is not
supported by the
software.
Memory Diagnostics Good
N/A
Same as above
Same as above
N/A
User Action
Same as above
Same as above
Same as above
N/A
5 Day Low Battery
Warning
Estimated battery life is
less than 5 days.
Associated rack monitor
Replace battery.
block’s RACK OK pin is
turned off.
ASYS block’s HW OK pin is
turned off.
Low Battery
Battery voltage is low.
Associated rack monitor
Replace battery.
block’s RACK OK pin
is turned off.
ASYS block’s LOW
BATTERY pin is
turned on.
ASYS block’s HW OK pin is
turned off.
Flash Error
Flash failed to burn
Associated rack monitor
Force a cold start.
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is turned off.
ASYS block’s HW OK
pin is turned off.
Real Time Clock
Diagnostics
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Good
N/A
N/A
N/A
Not Programmed
RTC not programmed
Bad Data
Bad date and time
Same as above
Programming Failure
RTC failed to program
Same as above
Same as above
Read Failure
Unable to read RTC
Same as above
Same as above
Time and date is set to
Program RTC.
00:00:00, January 1,
1970.
Associated rack monitor
block’s RACK OK pin
is turned off.
ASYS block’s HW OK pin is
turned off.
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Cycle power.
Replace CPU.
Replace boards in rack.
Replace rack
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Parameter
Rack I/O
Diagnostics
Value
Possible Cause
Good
N/A
Module Error
One of the module
diagnostics in the
associated rack is set
to WRONG
MODULE, MODULE
NO COMM (if the
communications is
failing due to the
module not installed),
BAD MODULE, or
BAD CHANNEL.
Controller Action
User Action
N/A
N/A
Refer to related Module
diagnostic.
Access the I/O Module
diagnostics screen.
Hi Temp
One of the module
Refer to HI CJ
diagnostics in the
TEMPERATURE in
associated rack is set to Module diagnostics
HI CJ TEMPERATURE.
Rack Backplane Fail
The Main CPU/Scanner
is unable to successfully
communicate to any
modules that are in its
SPI backplane.
All associated module
diagnostics are set to
MODULE NO COMM.
Access the I/O Module
diagnostics screen
•
•
Refer to MODULE NO
COMM diagnostic for further
details.
•
•
•
•
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Remove modules and
check for bent pins on
connectors.
Reinsert modules one at a
time and note which
module the diagnostic
reoccurs, and replace that
module.
Cycle power to the rack.
Replace the power supply.
Replace the rack.
Replace the CPU board.
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Diagnostics
Parameter
Value
Possible Cause
Rack Comm Fail
Comm Port
Diagnostics
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Controller Action
The Main CPU is unable Same as above
to successfully
communicate to an
expansion rack that is in
its configuration.
Please note that there
are NO expansion
racks permitted on the
HC900-C30 controller.
Rack SW Incompatility The Main CPU
determined that its
software is not
compatible with the
scanner module.
All associated module
diagnostics are set to
MODULE NO COMM.
Good
N/A
N/A
Warning
One of the comm port’s is
reporting an application
error
Failed
One of the Comm port’s
is reporting a physical or
data link failure
Refer to MODULE NO
COMM diagnostic for
further details.
Refer to related Comm
port diagnostic
User Action
Verify that the expansion rack
should be in the
configuration
Verify that the jumpers on the
scanner are setup for the
correct rack address.
Check that expansion rack is
on.
Check the expansion rack’s
status LED for diagnostic
information.
Check that cable is connected
to expansion rack.
If a hub is used, check that all
cables are properly
connected to the hub,
proper crossover cables
are used, and that hub is
powered.
Cycle power to the rack.
Cycle power to the hub.
Replace the expansion rack’s
power supply.
Replace the expansion rack.
Replace the expansion rack’s
scanner board.
Upgrade the scanner software
either by replacing the
module or doing a
code-download.
Update Main CPU software
either by replacing the
module or doing a code
download.
N/A
Access the Comm port
diagnostics screen
Refer to related Comm port Same as above
diagnostic
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C70R/C75 Diagnostic Overview parameters
Parameter
Value
Possible Cause
Controller Action
User Action
System Diagnostics Good
Controller is in RUN
mode.
Executes the run mode.
Outputs are updated.
None
CPU Diagnostic
Good
System is functional
None
None
Rack ‘n’
Rack ‘n’ is reporting a
diagnostic
Diagnostic may cause a
failover
Refer to the Rack Diagnostics
for more details
Diagnostic may prevent a
failover
Multiple Racks
More than one Rack is
reporting a diagnostic
Diagnostic may cause a
failover
Refer to the Rack Diagnostics
for more details
Diagnostic may prevent a
failover
Lead CPU
The Lead CPU is
reporting a diagnostic
None
Refer to the Lead CPU
Diagnostics for more details
Reserve CPU
The Reserve CPU is
reporting a diagnostic
None
Refer to the Reserve CPU
Diagnostic for more details
Serial Port S1 or S2
There is a diagnostic on
the Lead CPU Serial
Port (S1 or S2)
None
Refer to the Serial Port S1 or
Serial Port S2 Diagnostic
Screen for more details
Network E1 or E2
There is a diagnostic on
the Lead CPU Network
Port E1 or E2
None
Refer to the Network Port
Diagnostic Screen for more
details
Scanner Link
Lead CPU is reporting a
diagnostic on the
Scanner Link
None
Refer to the Lead CPU
Diagnostic and the Scanner
Link Diagnostic screens for
more details
Redundancy Link
Lead CPU is reporting a
diagnostic on the
Redundancy Link.
There is a problem with
the communications
between the Lead and
Reserve CPUs.
None
Refer to the Lead and
Reserve CPU Diagnostic
screens for more details.
Memory Diagnostic
See CPU Diagnostic
for possible values
Real-Time Clock
Diagnostic
See CPU Diagnostic
for possible values
Communication
Port Diagnostics
See CPU Diagnostic
for possible values
Rack IO
See CPU Diagnostic
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Diagnostic screen for more
details
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Parameter
Value
Possible Cause
Diagnostics
for possible values
Rack Comm
Diagnostic
See CPU Diagnostic
for possible values
Power Supply
Diagnostic
See CPU Diagnostic
for possible values
Reserve Available
On
No Reserve CPU is
System will not be able to
available
perform a failover
Reserve CPU may be
powered off
Reserve CPU is powered
on but
synchronizing with
the Lead CPU
There may be other
physical problems
with the Reserve
CPU
Check that Reserve CPU is
powered ON
If powered ON, check the
Reserve status LED on
the Reserve CPU and
the RSM Module
Check Reserve CPU
Diagnostics for
additional details
No Reserve CPU is
System will not be able to
available
perform a failover
Reserve CPU may be
powered off
Reserve CPU is powered
on but
synchronizing with
the Lead CPU
There may be other
physical problems
with the Reserve
CPU
Check that Reserve CPU is
powered ON
If powered ON, check the
Reserve status LED on
the Reserve CPU and
the RSM Module
Check Reserve CPU
Diagnostics for
additional details
Good
Data Link Failure
Hardware Failure
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User Action
There is a Reserve CPU
Available for failover
Off
Redundancy Link
Diagnostics
Controller Action
There may be physical
problems with the Lead
CPU
System will not be able to
perform a failover
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Rack Diagnostics
Introduction
The Process Control Utilities provides live monitoring Rack diagnostics. The instrument executes
diagnostic routines during instrument start-up and during on-line operation.
Select the "Rack Diagnostics" from the "Monitor" drop-down menu or from the Monitor Toolbar.
(This window can be launched from the "Utilities Worksheet"
The "Rack Diagnostic Summary" dialog box will appear.
Select a Rack from the "Monitoring Rack" drop-down menu on the dialog box. The information for the
selected rack will appear on the dialog box.
The summary window will provide Controller status and diagnostic information for the selected Rack:
Rack in Configuration - ON or Off
High CJ Temp status - On or Off
Revision Level of the Rack - Read Only
Number of Slots - Read Only
Rack Diagnostics - The status of the selected rack. Refer to "Controller Diagnostics Status
Indications" for diagnostic messages. Not all diagnostics appear for expansion racks.
Power Supply Diagnostics – C70R/C75 only. Status of the rack’s power supply/supplies. See
Rack Diagnostics: Power Supply .
Expansion I/O Comm Diagnostics (except C30 CPU) - The status of the Expansion I/O Comm
Diagnostics. Refer to "Expansion I/O Comm Diagnostic Status Indicators". Read the diagnostics
for a particular rack.
I/O Module Diagnostics - Status of the Modules shown in the list:
Physical Type
Configured as (type)
Error Status. – Refer to "I/O Rack Diagnostic Status indicators" for status indications,
possible cause, and actions to correct the problem.
Model Number & Rev Level (scroll horizontally to view)
For status of individual I/O channels, see Function Block Monitor Window .
Click on upper right X to exit box.
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C70R/C75:
Rack Diagnostics: Power Supply
The Power Supply diagnostics provide status of the parameters shown in the list.
Parameter/
Message
Power Supply
Status
Value
Unknown
Possible Cause
No rack
communication.
Controller Action
If under power I/O will
switch to failsafe values
Loss of Comms
User Action
Determine & correct
cause of
communication
failure
If not powered
(un-powered outputs)
Restore rack
operation
Loss of AC mains
Restore AC main
power, reset breaker
Bad power supply
Replace Power
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Parameter/
Message
Value
Possible Cause
Controller Action
Failed scanner2
User Action
supply
Replace scanner2
Redundant P/S is
not present
Single power supply
configuration
Redundant Power
Backplane not
detected
Status reported
Rack continues to
function properly
Status reported
Rack continues to
function properly
No action required if
single power supply
rack.
If dual power
supplies installed
Replace Redundant
Power Backplane
Replace rack
backplane
Replace Scanner2.
Power Supply
PS-1 Failed
(PS-1 LED is
OFF)
(PS-1 LED is ON)
Power Supply
PS-2 Failed
(PS-2 LED is
OFF)
(PS-2 LED is ON)
Both Power
Supplies are
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No AC Mains on
PS-1
Diagnostic reported.
Rack continues to
function properly.
Restore AC main
power, reset breaker.
Status posted.
Failed Power
Supply
Replace Power
Supply
Failed Redundant
Power Backplane
detection circuit
Requires unit
shutdown - Replace
Redundant Power
Backplane
Failed rack
backplane status
signal
Requires unit
shutdown - Replace
rack backplane.
Failed Scanner2
status input
Requires unit
shutdown - Replace
Scanner2.
No AC Main on
PS-2
Diagnostic reported.
Rack continues to
function properly.
Restore AC main
power, reset breaker.
Status posted.
Failed Power
Supply
Replace Power
Supply
Failed Redundant
Power Backplane
detection circuit
Requires unit
shutdown - Replace
Redundant Power
Backplane
Failed rack
backplane status
signal
Requires unit
shutdown - Replace
rack backplane.
Failed Scanner2
status input
Requires unit
shutdown - Replace
Scanner2
NA
None
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Parameter/
Message
Value
Possible Cause
Controller Action
User Action
Good
Power Supply
Diagnostic
See Power
Supply Status for
possible values
I/O Module Diagnostics Status Indications
The "I/O Module Diagnostic Summary" dialog box will provide status of the parameters shown in the list.
The following table lists the possible Error Statuses.
Error Status
Good
Hi CJ
Temperature
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Possible Cause
N/A
Controller Action
N/A
Possible causes of
this diagnostic
are:
One of the two CJs
on the module is
indicating a
temperature
reading greater
than 70 degrees
C.
Both cold-junction
sensors are
failing to convert.
The CJs are
converting
properly, but their
differential is
greater than 10
degrees C.
The module does
not agree with the
module required for
the control scenario
Associated AI blocks that are
configured as T/Cs set their fail
pin on, their warn pin off, and their
output pin to the failsafe value.
Associated AI blocks that are
configured as T/Cs set their IO
status to “CJ High Temperature”
for reason 1 or “CJ Failure” for
possible causes 2 and 3.
Associated rack monitor block’s
module fail pin is turned on.
Associated rack monitor block’s
RACK OK pin is turned off.
Associated rack monitor block’s
HITEMP pin is turned on.
ASYS block’s HITEMP pin is turned
on.
ASYS block’s HW OK pin is turned
off.
1. Associated blocks set their fail pin
on, their warn pin off, and their
output pin to the failsafe value.
2. Associated blocks set their IO
status to “Channel No Comm”.
3. Associated rack monitor block’s
module fail pin is turned on.
4. Associated rack monitor block’s
RACK OK pin is turned off.
5. ASYS block’s HW OK pin is
turned off.
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N/A
Improve ventilation to rack
Replace AI module
1. Verify configuration
2. Replace module with the
correct one.
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Error Status
#
Module No
Comm
Possible Cause
Main CPU is unable
to communicate to
the module for one
of the following
reasons:
•
Module is not
installed
•
The module
cannot
communicate
with the controller
CPU or the
expansion rack
CPU because of
a backplane
problem.Module
is on an
expansion rack
and the
expansion rack
communications
are failing
Controller Action
See Wrong Module.
Action is based on the IODIAG
indication. If IODIAG is not
MODULE ERROR, then follow
the prescribed action defined
for that diagnostic.
For MODULE ERROR, do the
following:
Verify configuration
Install module.
Check the communication
cables that connect the
expansion rack(s) to the
Main Rack.
Replace the controller or
expansion rack backplane.
Bad Module
Module is bad.
Module LED flashes
to indicate the
problem.
N/A
Bad Channel
One or more
channels in the
module is bad.
The I/O rack’s Scanner status LED
and the Controller rack’s status LED
(not the module or channel LED)
flash 6 times.
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51-52-25-107, I/O Module
Indicators. A table describes
the LED flashes and what they
mean.
1) To determine which
channel(s) are bad, monitor the
function blocks corresponding
to the channels in this module.
See Function Block Monitor
Window Check each I/O
function block’s
“Channel/Sensor Status ”.
2) To determine the cause, see
HC900 Controller Manual
51-52-25-107, I/O Module
Indicators, Bad I/O Channel
Diagnostics. A table describes
the channel statuses and what
they mean.
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I/O Channel/Sensor Status
When monitoring blocks of the type in the table below, the Channel/Sensor Status is displayed. Statuses
vary in severity; the more serious will trigger an error message/indicator elsewhere, such as a I/O Module
Diagnostic Error or a flashing LED on the I/O rack.
Here is an alphabetical list of possible statuses for each I/O channel type.
Channel/Sensor
Status
Good
Channel type
Possible Cause
User Action
AI AO DI DO TPO TPSC PI PO FI QUAD
√
√
√
Bad Channel
√
√
√
√
√
√
√
√
√
Normal operation
There are two possible
causes for this error:
Check terminal
connections.
Replace module.
1. If the channel is an
Analog Output: There is no
physical output device
connected to this channel,
or the output device is
showing an “open”
connection.
2. If the channel is a Pulse
Output: The channel is
failing to output the correct
value.
A BAD CHANNEL I/O
module diagnostic is
posted.
Burnout Failure
√
The sensor – T/C, RTD, or
mV source -- is failing
burnout checks. A BAD
CHANNEL I/O module
diagnostic is posted.
Check terminal
block connections
Replace source
element
Replace module.
CJ Failure
√
Two conditions can create Improve ventilation
to rack.
this failure.
1. Both cold-junction
sensors are failing to
convert.
Replace AI module.
2. The CJs are converting
properly, but their
differential is greater than
10 degrees C.
In either case a HI CJ
TEMP I/O module
diagnostic is posted.
CJ High Temperature
√
One of the CJs is
Improve ventilation
indicating a temperature
to rack.
reading above 70 degrees Replace AI module.
C. A HI CJ TEMP I/O
module diagnostic is
posted.
CJ Warning
√
One of the cold-junction
sensors is failing to
convert. The temperature
compensation for the
thermocouple readings
could have a slight error
because only the good CJ
is being used in the
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Channel/Sensor
Status
Channel type
Possible Cause
User Action
AI AO DI DO TPO TPSC PI PO FI QUAD
temperature calculation.
Clamp High
√
The AO block’s input is
greater than the block’s
configured high range
value.
Clamp Low
√
The AO block’s input is
less than the block’s
configured low range
value.
Disabled
√
AI channel is
programmatically disabled
Failed to convert
√
When attempting to take a
reading, the
analog-to-digital (ADC)
fails. This can occur if the
incoming signal is either
too large or too small. It
also could result if the
ADC circuit is failing. If the
problem is the ADC circuit,
most likely other channels
will have the same failure.
A BAD CHANNEL I/O
module diagnostic is
posted.
Forced
√
√
√
No Channel
Available
√
√
√
No Comm
√
√
√
√
Over current
Over range
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√
√
Check the signal
level being applied
to the terminals.
Replace module.
The point has been
manually forced to its
present value, probably
via a PC host.
√
√
√
√
√
√
There is no hardware on
the I/O module to support
this channel. For
example, the customer
configured Channel #15
for a given module, but
there is an 8-channel
module installed in the
rack. A BAD CHANNEL
I/O module diagnostic is
posted.
The Main CPU is unable to
communicate to the
channel. Possible reasons
are module missing,
wrong module installed,
SPI backplane is failing,
expansion rack is missing.
√
√
√
√
A Digital Output module
detected an excessive
amount of current on its
output terminals. Note
that this message will only
appear for the 32-channel
DO module. A BAD
CHANNEL module
diagnostic is posted.
The signal at the terminals Check the signal
is more than 10% over the level being applied
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Status
Channel type
Possible Cause
User Action
AI AO DI DO TPO TPSC PI PO FI QUAD
range of the sensor.
to the terminals.
Replace module.
Sensor & Range type
not available
√
The AI module installed in
the rack does not support
the range or sensor type
configured for this
channel. For example,
this channel’s AI function
block is configured as a
thermocouple, but there is
a high-level AI module
installed in the rack.
T/C Failing
√
When burnout check
occurs on the T/C, the
measured resistance
indicates that the T/C’s
resistance is to a point
where the burnout failure
will result.
T/C Warning
√
When burnout check
occurs on the T/C, the
measured resistance is
higher than normal.
Under range
√
The signal at the terminals Check the signal
is less than 10% below the level being applied
to the terminals.
range of the sensor.
Replace module.
Wrong Firmware Rev
√
The firmware in the AI
module is not compatible
with the firmware in the
controller or scanner CPU,
or
AI module does not
support slidewire as an
input type.
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Controller Ports Diagnostics
Accessing Port Diagnostics
Overview
The Process Control Utilities provides live monitoring of Controller Ports diagnostics. The instrument
executes diagnostic routines during instrument start-up and during on-line operation.
Select "Controller Ports Diagnostics" from the "Monitor" drop-down menu or from the Monitor toolbar.
There is a sub-menu from which you can choose the type of port you want to monitor:
Toolbar
Menu
Serial Port S1 Configuration Port Diagnostics
Serial Port S2 OI Port Diagnostics
Network Port Diagnostics
Expansion I/O Comm Diagnostics (except C30 CPU)
Host Connections Diagnostics
Peer-to-Peer Connections Diagnostics
The specific monitoring dialog box for that selection will open.
Serial Port S1 Configuration Port Diagnostics
The Process Control Utilities provides live monitoring of the Serial Port S1 Configuration Port. The
instrument executes diagnostic routines during instrument start-up and during on-line operation.
Select "Controller Ports Diagnostics" from the "Monitor" drop-down menu then select "Serial Port S1"
from the list provided or from the Monitor toolbar.
The "Serial Port S1 Diagnostic Summary" dialog box will appear. It shows Port Status, Diagnostics,
Statistics and parameters for the Serial Port S1 Configuration Port.
(This window can be launched from the "Utilities Worksheet")
The summary will provide status of the parameters shown in the list.
Click on "X" to exit box.
Refer to the Serial Port S1 (RS232 default) Configuration Port Diagnostics Status Indicators for status
indications, possible cause, and actions to correct the problem.
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Serial Port S1 Configuration Port Diagnostics Status Indicators
The "Serial Port S1 Diagnostic Summary" dialog box will provide status of the parameters shown in the
list.
Value
Possible Cause
Good
N/A
Data Link
Failure
A large number of
messages are
resulting in data
link errors.
Controller Action
N/A
Rack 1 monitor block’s COMPORT
DIAG is set to FAILED.
Rack 1 monitor block’s RACK OK
pin is turned off.
ASYS block’s HW OK pin is turned
off.
If configured as a Modbus master:
ASYS and FSYS blocks’ Modbus
Master Fail pins are turned on.
Slave and read blocks associated
with the slaves experiencing the
failure have their read pins frozen
to the last value read.
Slave blocks associated with the
slaves experiencing the failure
have their BAD COMM and NO
SCAN pins turned on.
IN SCAN STATUS is set to NO for
all slaves experiencing the failure.
COMM STATUS is set to BAD for
all slaves experiencing the failure.
The slaves with the data link
errors have a non-zero data link
error count.
The slaves experiencing the
failure are moved to the
background scan rate.
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N/A
Check baud rate
Check connectors
Check cable polarity
Isolate cabling from electrical
interference
If RS232 to RS485 converter is
used, check its power,
switch/jumper settings, and
polarity.
If configured as a Modbus
master, use the slave
status screens to determine
which slaves are
experiencing the problem.
For those slaves check:
• power
• connections
• address
• baud rate
• parity
• number of stop bits
• for electrical interference
• grounding
• termination resistor (if at end
of link)
The diagnostic is cleared by
clearing the port’s statistics.
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Value
HW Failure
Possible Cause
The DUART is
failing to operate
properly.
Controller Action
Rack 1 monitor block’s COMPORT
DIAG is set to FAILED.
Rack 1 monitor block’s RACK OK
pin is turned off.
ASYS and FSYS blocks’ HW OK
pins are turned off.
If configured as a Modbus master:
ASYS and FSYS blocks’
Modbus Master Fail pins
are turned on.
User Action
Replace CPU module
All Modbus slave and Modbus
read blocks have their
read pins frozen to the last
value read.
All slave blocks have their BAD
COMM and NO SCAN
pins turned on.
IN SCAN STATUS is set to NO
for all slaves.
COMM STATUS is set to BAD
for all slaves in the function
block diagram.
Statistical data for all slaves is
frozen.
All slaves in the function block
diagram are scanned at
the background scan rate.
Serial Port S2 (RS485 default) OI Port Diagnostics
The Process Control Utilities provides live monitoring of the S2 (RS485 default) OI Port. The instrument
executes diagnostic routines during instrument start-up and during on-line operation.
Select "Controller Ports Diagnostics" from the "Monitor" drop-down menu then select "Serial Port S2"
from the list provided or from the Monitor toolbar.
The "Serial Port S2 Diagnostic Summary" dialog box will appear.
It shows Port Status, Diagnostics, Statistics and parameters for the Serial S2 Port (default RS485
for Operator Interface).
(This window can be launched from the "Utilities Worksheet"
The summary will provide status of the parameters shown in the list.
Click on "X" to exit box.
Refer to the Serial Port S2 (RS485 default) OI Port Status Indicators for status indications, possible
cause, and actions to correct the problem.
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The "Serial Port S2 Diagnostic Summary" dialog box will provide status of the parameters shown in the
list.
Value
Possible Cause
Good
N/A
Application
Error
At least 1 response
to a host resulted in
an exception code
or NAK.
Data Link
Failure
A large number of
messages are
resulting in data link
errors.
HW Failure
The DUART is
failing to operate
properly.
Controller Action
N/A
Rack 1 monitor block’s COMPORT DIAG is
set to WARNING.
Rack 1 monitor block’s RACK OK pin is
turned off.
ASYS block’s HW OK pin is turned off.
Rack 1 monitor block’s COMPORT DIAG is
set to FAILED.
Rack 1 monitor block’s RACK OK pin is
turned off.
ASYS block’s HW OK pin is turned off.
If configured as a Modbus Master port,
associated slave blocks have their
read pins frozen to the last value read.
Same as above
User Action
N/A
At host, determine which
message is causing the
exception code and fix.
Check baud rate
Check connectors
Check cable polarity
Isolate cabling from electrical
interference
If RS232 to RS485
converter used, check
its power,
switch/jumper
settings, and polarity.
Replace CPU module
Network Port Diagnostics
The Process Control Utilities provides live monitoring of the Ethernet Network Port. The instrument
executes diagnostic routines during instrument start-up and during on-line operation.
Select "Controller Ports Diagnostics" from the "Monitor" drop-down menu then select "Network Port"
from the list provided or from the Monitor toolbar.
(This window can be launched from the "Utilities Worksheet"
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The "Network Port Diagnostic Summary" dialog box will appear. It shows Port Status, Diagnostics,
Statistics and parameters for the Ethernet Network Port.
The summary will provide status of the parameters shown in the list.
Click on "X" to exit box.
Refer to "Network Port Diagnostics Status Indicators" for status indications, possible cause, and actions
to correct the problem.
Network Port Diagnostic Status Indicators
The "Network Port Diagnostic Summary" dialog box will provide status of the parameters shown in the
list.
Value
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Possible Cause
Controller Action
N/A
User Action
Good
N/A
Network
Setup Error
Controller/network
names determined
on network are
illegal
No IP
Address
DHCP and IP
address are not
configured
Same as above
If a DHCP server is present,
download a
configuration that uses
DHCP.
Enter an IP address
Hardware
Failure
Ethernet port tests
failed during
power-up.
Same as above
Replace CPU Module
Rack 1 monitor block’s COMPORT
DIAG is set to FAILED.
Rack 1 monitor block’s RACK OK pin is
turned off.
ASYS block’s HW OK pin is turned off.
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Expansion I/O Comm Diagnostics
The Process Control Utilities provides live monitoring of the Expansion I/O Comm subsystem. The
instrument executes diagnostic routines during instrument start-up and during on-line operation.
Select "Controller Ports Diagnostics" from the "Monitor" drop-down menu then select "Expansion I/O
Comm" from the list provided or from the Monitor toolbar.
(This window can be launched from the "Utilities Worksheet")
The "Expansion I/O Comm Diagnostic Summary" dialog box will appear. It shows Port Status,
Diagnostics, Statistics and parameters for the I/O Expansion I/O Comm subsystem.
The summary will provide status of the parameters shown in the list.
Click on "X" to exit box.
Refer to "Expansion I/O Comm Diagnostics Status Indicators" for status indications, possible cause, and
actions to correct the problem.
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Expansion I/O Comm Diagnostics Status Indicators
The "Expansion I/O Comm Diagnostic Summary" dialog box will provide status of the parameters shown
in the list. (C50, C70 and C70R/C75 CPU only)
Value
Possible Cause
Controller Action
User Action
Good
N/A
N/A
N/A
Data Link Failure
The communications to Related rack monitor block’s RACK
OK pin is turned off.
a particular rack is
resulting in a lot of DLL Depending on the nature of the DLL
errors, the associated rack
errors.
monitor block’s module
diagnostics, and pins could be
affected.
Hardware Failure
The power-up test of the All rack monitor block XIO PORT
Replace main-CPU module
DIAG are set to HWFAIL.
expansion rack Ethernet
All rack monitor block RACK OK pin
controller failed.
are turned off.
All modules in the configuration have
their diagnostic set to
MOD_NOCOMM, their rack
monitor module fail pin is turned
on., and the rack monitor
block’s RACK OK pin is turned
off.
ASYS block’s HW OK pin is turned
off.
The statuses for the AO and AI
channels that are affected are
set to BAD_CHANNEL.
Port A/B Cable
Mismatch
C70R/C75 only. The I/O Controller continues to run but is not
cables from CPUA and able to access the I/O on the
CPUB are connected to associated rack
the wrong ports on the
I/O scanner CPU
Swap the cables so that I/O A is
connected to I/O on CPUA and I/O B is
connected to I/O on CPUB
Protocol Mismatch
The firmware version in Controller continues to run but is not
the controller CPU is not able to access the I/O on the
compatible with the
associated rack
firmware version in the
I/O scanner
Upgrade the firmware in the CPU and/or
scanner to be compatible versions
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experiencing the DLL errors.
Verify that the expansion rack
should be in the configuration
Verify that the jumpers on the scanner
are setup for the correct rack
address.
If a hub is used, check that all cables are
properly connected to the hub,
proper crossover cables are
used, and that hub is powered.
Cycle power to the rack.
Cycle power to the hub.
Replace the HC900-C50 expansion
rack’s power supply.
Replace the HC900-C50 expansion
rack.
Replace the HC900-C50 expansion
rack’s scanner board.
Replace the main CPU.
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Host Connections Diagnostics
The Process Control Utilities provides live monitoring of the Host Connections. The instrument executes
diagnostic routines during instrument start-up and during on-line operation.
Select "Controller Ports Diagnostics" from the "Monitor" drop-down menu then select "Host Connections"
from the list provided or from the Monitor toolbar.
(This window can be launched from the "Utilities Worksheet")
The "Host Connections Diagnostic Summary" dialog box will appear.
The summary will provide status of the parameters shown in the list.
Click on "X" to exit box.
Refer to "Host Connections Diagnostics Status Indicators" for status indications, possible cause, and
actions to correct the problem.
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Host Connections Diagnostics Status Indicators
The "Network Host Connections Diagnostic Summary" dialog box will provide status of the parameters
shown in the list.
Parameter
Network Host
Connections
Diagnostics
Value
Possible Cause
Controller Action
User Action
Good
N/A
N/A
N/A
Application Error
At least 1 response
to a host resulted in
an exception code
Rack 1 monitor block’s
COMPORT DIAG is
set to WARNING.
Rack 1 monitor block’s
RACK OK pin is
turned off.
ASYS block’s HW OK pin
is turned off.
At host, determine
which message is
causing the exception
code and fix.
Peer-to-Peer Connections Diagnostics
The Process Control Utilities provides live monitoring of the Peer-to-Peer Connections. The instrument
executes diagnostic routines during instrument start-up and during on-line operation.
Select "Controller Ports Diagnostics" from the "Monitor" drop-down menu then select "Peer-to-Peer
Connections" from the list provided.
(This window can be launched from the "Utilities Worksheet") Select "Controller Diagnostics" icon then
select "Controller Ports Diagnostics" then "Peer-to-Peer" Connections.
The “Peer-to-Peer Connections” dialog box will appear.
The summary will provide status of the parameters shown in the list.
Click on "X" to exit box.
Refer to "Peer -to-Peer Connections Diagnostics Status Indicators" for status indications, possible
cause, and actions to correct the problem.
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The “Peer-to-Peer connections” dialog box will provide status of the parameters shown in the list.
The “Peer-to-Peer connections ” dialog box contains a parameter “Peer Status”. Following are the
possible statuses.
Value
Good
Application
Error
Possible Cause
N/A
Controller Action
N/A
The peer connection could not be
established due to an internal
program problem.
N/A
User Action
N/A
1. Reset the controller to restart the
UDP/IP protocol stack and reset
buffer allocations.
2. Contact Honeywell Technical
Assistance if the problem exists.
Setup Error
The peer device indicated that one
or more data item is not valid.
The error will occur when
an incompatibility exists
between peer devices
with regard to variable or
signal assignments.
Contact Honeywell Technical
Assistance if the status occurs.
This error should not
occur when exchanging
data between HC900
controllers.
Peer Fail
The assigned peer could not be
located on the network.
N/A
1. Check the controller name and
network name of the peer device to
assure that they match that specific
PDE block.
2. Check that the IP addresses of
the peer devices are all within the
range of the IP mask.
3. Check that the peer devices
have the same IP subnet mask. See
Network parameters for IP mask
setting.
Port Fail
The peer data exchange IO
subsystem could not be started due
to internal resource problem.
N/A
1. Reset the controller to restart the
Ethernet IO hardware and reassign
processor IO mapping.
2. Contact Honeywell Technical
Assistance if the problem exists.
Not Started
The assigned peer IO connection
has not yet been attempted. Normal
state during startup and during
configuration mode. This status
should automatically change to
GOOD after both peer controllers
are in the RUN mode.
N/A
1. If this status persists during run
time, check that the peer device is
properly connected and that the
control name and network name is
correct.
2. Check that the IP masks of all
peer devices to assure that all IP
addresses are within the same
subnet.
3. Check that all external network
components such as switches and
routers allow passing of UDP packets
on port 502.
4. Check that the peer device is
powered on and is in RUN mode.
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Reports
Print Report
Step
Action
1
Click Print Report from the file menu. If you have selected from the Custom Modbus Map
toolbar, it prints the currently displayed partition. Print Report lets you print a report for various
functions.
2
Click the icon on the toolbar and select a report from the drop-down menu that appears. The
Print dialog box appears to enable you print a specific report. You can also print a report from
Print Report Preview from the File menu.
Report Categories
The Print Report function provides access to the greatest number of reports. For software revisions prior
to 6.0, all 5 main report categories are available. For revision 6.0 and later the Display worksheet is no
longer supported, so the Displays report category option is not available. For SIL compliant controller
types, additional sub-menus allow for filtering of some reports based on Process or Safety worksheets.
For more information see Reports Overview.
Controller Reports
Clicking the Controller button provides a drop-down menu which allows the selection of 2
different reports, as shown below. Note that for SIL compliant controller types only; there is an
additional sub-menu for the I/O Configuration report.
Report
Description
SIL Filtering
Email
Shows how E-mail notification is configured.
No
I/O Configuration
Shows configuration of all I/O on all racks.
Yes
This report is similar to the data shown on the Controller worksheet. It may
also be printed by clicking on the Print button in the Controller
Configuration Toolbar.
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Function Block Diagram Reports
Clicking on the FBDs button provides a drop-down menu which allows the selection of reports or report
sub-categories related to the items contained on the function block diagrams of the configuration. The
available report options for configurations with a Fixed Modbus Address Mapare shown in the first figure
below. The available report options for configurations with a Custom Modbus Address Map are shown in
the second figure below.
Report
Description
SIL Filtering
All FBD
Worksheets
Not a traditional report. Prints out the graphical representation of
all Function Block Diagrams in the configuration.
Yes
FBD
Worksheets
Not a traditional report. Prints out the graphical representation of
a single Function Block Diagrams from the configuration.
Yes
Hovering over this menu option will display a sub-menu(s) which
allows selection of the desired function block diagram worksheet.
Block
Parameters
Shows a detailed report of each function block’s parameters.
Detailed
Function
Block Report
Shows the starting Modbus address of each function
Summary
Function
Block Report
Shows the starting Modbus address of each function
User-Defined
Signals and
Shows the user-defined Modbus addresses of signals and
variables.
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[Modbus Register Map] (appears if using fixed map)
Yes
block, as well as the Modbus addresses of all its parameters.
Yes
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Description
SIL Filtering
Variables
Signal Tags
Shows the system-defined Modbus addresses of all signal tags.
Yes
Variables
Shows the system-defined Modbus addresses of all variables.
Yes
Signal Tags
and Variables
Shows the system-defined Modbus addresses of all signal tags
and variables.
Yes
[Modbus Partition] (appears if using custom map)
Modbus
Partition
Shows the Modbus addresses and contents of the selected
partition.
No
Hovering over this menu option will display a sub-menu(s) which
allows selection of the desired partition.
The report generated by this method is equivalent to the report
printed when the same Modbus address partition is selected in
the Custom Modbus Map worksheet and the Print button on the
worksheet’s toolbar is clicked.
Where Used
Shows location (worksheet and page) of every item in the
function block diagram.
Yes
File Statistics
Shows useful file statistics. Schema # is a database revision
code used by the controller, OI and the software to ensure
compatibility
No
Display Reports
Clicking on the Displays button provides a drop-down menu which allows the selection of 4 reports
related to displays, as shown below. As noted above, this category is not available starting with revision
6.0.
Report
Description
SIL Filtering
General Settings
Shows Operator Interface settings (security, startup display, and
filenames).
No
Help Screens
Shows Operator Interface help screens.
No
Assigned Display
Keys
Shows Operator Interface displays and contents for each display
button.
No
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Data Storage
Settings
Shows data storage settings (trend group data points, batch
enable, etc.)
No
Recipe Reports
Clicking the Recipes button provides a drop-down menu which allows the selection of 4 reports related to
recipes, as shown below.
Report
Description
SIL Filtering
Select a Recipe
(Variables)
Shows contents of the selected recipe (variables, descriptions).
No
Select a Set Point
Profile
Shows contents of the selected Setpoint Profile.
No
Select a Set Point
Schedule
Shows contents of the selected Setpoint Schedule.
No
Select a Sequence
Shows contents of the selected Sequence.
No
Selecting any of the 4 report options noted above brings up a selection dialog similar to the one below
that allows one of the available Variables, Set Point Profile, Set Point Schedule or Set Point Sequences
to be selected from a pool for printing. Clicking on the Print button completes the report printing.
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Alarms & Events Reports
Clicking on the Alarms & Events button provides a drop-down menu which allows the selection of 2
reports related to displays, as shown below.
Report
Description
SIL Filtering
Alarm Groups
Shows contents of each Operator Interface alarm group display.
Yes
Events
Shows all configured events and their triggers.
Yes
Print Report Preview
Report Categories
The Print Report Preview function provides a means of previewing reports before they are printed. As
such, the reports available for previewing is essentially the same as those available in the Print Report
function. The one notable exception is that the option to preview the printing of all Function Block
Diagrams at once is not supported.
Navigation
A toolbar at the top of the Print Report Preview window lets you navigate through the pages of the report:
The functions from left to right are:
Print
Prints the active report without going to "Print Report" in the file menu
Previous Page
Selects the previous page on the report for display
Next Page
Selects the next page on the report for display
Two Pages
Shows two report pages at once
Zoom Out
Makes the report larger on the screen
Zoom In
Makes the report smaller on the screen
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Export Report
Select "Export Report" from the File menu or select the icon from the Custom Modbus Map toolbar.
Export Report lets you export some reports as files in comma delimited (.csv) or tab delimited (.txt)
format. The files contain the same data as shown in the printed report, just formatted differently.
Exported reports can then be imported by other applications such as third party operator interface
configurations.
Not all printable reports can be exported; choices are limited.
Click on the Icon on the toolbar and select a report from the drop-down menu that appears. Name the
report and save it as .csv or .txt.
To change the default export file type, see Export Delimiter.
Exported Files have the following format for their Header sections.
Header
RevisionID:
Example
0115.0030.0002.0002.0003
Description
AAAA.BBBB.CCCC.DDDD.EEEE
Where
AAAA = Export ID:
0103 = IO Configuration Information Report
0106 = Variable and Signal Tag Information Report
0115 = Modbus Address Detailed Report
0116 = User Defined Modbus Registers Report
0117 = Signal Tag Report
0118 = Variable Report
0119 = Modbus Address Summary Report
0120 = All Function Block Modbus Addresses
5000 = Modbus Partition Registers Report
5500 = All Modbus Registers Report
BBBB = Database Schema Number
CCCC = Product type:
2 = HC950
3 = HC930
4 = HC970R
5 = HC970
DDDD = Platform type:
2 = HC900 series controllers
File Name:
Controller
Name:
Title:
Author:
Created Date:
Modified
Date:
Report Title:
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EEEE = Feature Set:
Schema database minor revisions
Device Type Device Revision: Configuration Filename
Controller name assigned within the configuration
Optional title or description for the configuration
Optional author or creator of the configuration
Date when configuration file was first created
Date when configuration file was last modified and
saved.
Report title:
IO Configuration Information Report
Variable and Signal Tag Information Report
Modbus Address Detailed Report
User Defined Modbus Registers Report
Signal Tag Report
Variable Report
Modbus Address Summary Report
All Function Block Modbus Addresses
Modbus Partition Registers Report – Partition Name
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Modbus Register Map Overview
Modbus addressing is available in revision 2.0 and later. The map is view-only in HC Utilities.
In your controller’s configuration certain parameters are each automatically assigned a Modbus address.
These include certain types of function blocks (such as loops and set point programmers), signals and
variables, among other items. Through their addresses these parameters can be accessed or displayed
remotely, such as by a third-party operator interface. Collectively, these Modbus addresses and
parameters are known as the Modbus map. You can use a predefined fixed map where common
parameters are mapped out automatically at fixed addresses, or you can create a custom map for
configurations rev. 4.0 or higher.
Fixed or custom map
There are two kinds of Modbus maps available: fixed or custom. Basically, the fixed and custom maps
both can contain the same types of items but the custom map has more flexibility with those items’
quantities, addresses and data types. The maps have these characteristics.
Fixed map
Custom map
The items that can be in the fixed map are limited
to certain types of function blocks and other
configuration data.
The items that can be in the custom map are
limited to certain types of function blocks and
other configuration data, same as fixed map.
Items are automatically assigned to the fixed map.
At the moment you switch from fixed to custom
map mode, any items in your configuration
maintain their addresses from the fixed map.
However, once you are in custom map mode, if
you add more items to your configuration they are
not automatically added to the custom map, you
must add them manually.
Each item type is grouped in a fixed address
range of the map. For example, the address range
designated for Loops is restricted to Loops only, it
can not contain Setpoint Programmers.
You can create partitions with custom names and
address ranges. Partitions can contain any item
types, you can mix and match items if needed.
Quantities of each item type are at a fixed
maximum (such as 32 loops, 8 programmers).
Good for smaller configurations or pre-4.0
configurations. If your configuration exceeds
these maximums a message reminds you to
consider switching to the custom map.
Quantities are limited only by the amount of free
space in the map or partition. Use custom map
when you need to access data from more than 32
loops, for example.
Every parameter of a function block is
automatically added to the map. You don’t need to
specify which of the block’s parameters are
mapped, they’re all there. For example, all of a
PID block’s 40-plus parameters are added to the
map.
Lets you pick and choose which block parameters
to add. For example, a PID block contains over 40
parameters. The fixed map adds them all; the
custom map lets you add only the ones you need
to access, thus freeing up more addresses for
other parameters. You can create templates to
apply to any or all function blocks of a type. For
example, you can select 5 of a PID block’s
parameters then save them to a PID template.
You can load that template into other PID blocks
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Custom map
so they each address the same 5 parameters.
You can reorder items within a group, such as
switching Loop 1 with Loop 10. You can assign
signals and variables to a user-defined area of the
map.
You can reorder items. More generally you can
put any parameter at any address or at multiple
addresses or partitions.
The fixed map has a fixed range (45057-46056)
for assigning configured signal tags and variables
to another data type, such as integer 16.
The custom map lets you assign any data type to
any address (float 32, integer 16, etc.). A default
data type is applied but can be changed.
The fixed map contains several gaps of unused
(and unusable) addresses.
Since you can put any parameter at any address
you can eliminate gaps of unused addresses, thus
increasing the map’s capacity.
The fixed map is the default map for all
configurations. Unless and until you switch to the
custom map, the fixed map is in use. Items are
automatically added to the map when you access
the map, up to the quantity limits (such as 32
loops, 8 programmers). The only items that are
not automatically added are user-defined signals
and variables.
Uses the fixed map as a starting point*. Any edits
to the fixed map (such as reordered items within a
group or user-defined signals and variables) are
carried over when you switch to the custom map.
The custom map’s default partitions are based on
the fixed map’s groups. Conversely, if you switch
from custom map to fixed map, any customized
partitions or addresses are lost.
*You can revert to this starting point at any time by
using the Replace feature in the custom map.
Fixed Map
Overview
Certain items in your configuration are automatically assigned Modbus addresses in the fixed Modbus
map. These items include signal tags, variables and principal function blocks like loops and setpoint
programmers. As each item is added to your configuration it is assigned to the first (lowest) available
Modbus address within the range reserved for that item type. If you delete an item from your
configuration it is removed from that Modbus address and that address becomes available for another
item.
Also available is a range of 1000 addresses (45057 for assigning user-defined signal tags and variables
to any address or multiple addresses. Within these 1000 addresses the data type of each signal tag or
variable can be changed, for example, from float 32 to integer 16.
Access
To access the fixed Modbus register map to view an address, select the main menu Edit item, Edit Fixed
Modbus Register Map, or right-click on a configured signal, variable, or function block. The map is
view-only in HC Utilities.
The following tabs are presented.
User Defined Signals and Variables Tab
Select an address range. There are 20 ranges of 50 addresses each for a total of 1000 addresses.
To view all addresses of an item, display its Properties.
Signal Tag Properties
Variable Properties
Function Blocks Tab
Procedure for viewing function block addresses.
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Use Filter to list all configured function blocks of a certain type. Types are:
Loops (PID, On-Off, Carbon Potential, 3 Position Step, Auto-Manual Bias)
Alternator
Hand/Off/Auto Switch
Sequencer
Setpoint Programmer
Setpoint Scheduler
Stage
Device Control
Ramp
Addresses containing that type of function block are shown in numerical order.
Unlike signals and variables, only one Modbus address is allowed per function block.
To view the address of any function block, display its Properties by right-clicking on the function block in
the configuration diagram under the Controller tab.
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Access
To access the custom Modbus register map to view an address, click on the Modbus Map tab at the
bottom of the display. This tab is visible only after you configure your map type as custom.
The map is view-only in HC Utilities.
Overview
The custom Modbus map is applicable to the array of Modbus registers classified as "holding registers"
or "4xxxxx" registers using decimal addressing where "xxxxx" equals the Modbus address ranging from
1-65535 decimal (0-FFFE hex).
Working with partitions
You can view addresses in defined partitions only. Addresses in undefined partitions are not available
until you create a new partition with those addresses. Partitions need not be empty to be edited. If you
need more addresses in a partition you can combine it with adjacent partitions, or resize it using space
from an adjacent undefined partition.
Functions
Function
Description
Select a partition
You must select a partition whose contents you want to display. The map
takes a few seconds to build the contents. Default partitions are based
on the fixed map.
Currently displayed
partition
Name of the current partition. See Select a partition.
Show Register Address as
Select whether to display addresses in hexadecimal or decimal.
Item
View only. Block name or signal/variable name.
Parameter Name
View only. If the item is a function block this is the parameter name. If the
item is a signal tag or variable this is the tag name.
Description
Read only. Description of signal tag or variable.
Data Type
View only. Choices:
Unsigned 16
Signed 16
Unsigned 32 (requires 2 registers)
Signed 32 (requires 2 registers)
Float 32 (requires 2 registers)
If 2 registers are required the higher register is grayed out and not
assignable.Note: For signals and variables, when changing data type
from float 32 to integer 16, keep in mind the decimal point location. For
example, 1000.1 translates to 10001.Note: For function blocks, when
changing data type from float 32 to integer 16, the value is rounded. For
example, 1000.1 translates to 1000 and 1000.5 translates to 1001.
Decimals
Read only. Decimal places of signal tag or variable.
R/W
View only. Type of access to the parameter. ReadWriteRead/Write
Register
Number of the address in decimal or hex.
Horizontal Scroll
Use to scroll to offscreen areas of the map.
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Description
Vertical Scroll
Lets you scroll through the partition.
Toolbar
Print a Partition Report. Export a Partition Report. Lock/unlock
Worksheet
Further information
For details on Modbus parameters, see the HC900 Process Controller Communications User Guide,
document number 51-52-25-111.
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Redundancy
Redundancy
C70R/C75 controllers/networks have their own diagnostics that are accessed under
Utilities Worksheet Overview
Monitor Menu
Redundancy diagnostics are grouped as follows.
Redundancy System
Redundancy Link
Lead CPU
Reserve CPU
Scanner 2 Link
Redundancy System Status Indicators
The Redundancy System Diagnostics dialog box will provide status of the parameters shown in the
following list.
Parameter
Redundancy
Status
Value
Possible Cause
Controller Action
User Action
Available
Normal operation
N/A
N/A
No RSM module
detected
Switch on RSM is set
between two positions.
The controller will continue to
operate with a missing RSM.
Automatic failover is still
possible if required.
Make sure switch is in
desired position
RSM Module is not
inserted
Install RSM module
Replace RSM
RSM Module has failed
RSM switch is
bad
RSM Switch is
indicating an invalid
position
The controller will continue to
operate with a bad RSM.
Automatic failover is still
possible if required.
Replace RSM
I/O comm error
on reserve
Reserve CPU is unable
to communicate with
one or more of the I/O
racks.
The lead controller will
continue to control the
process. Failover to the
reserve is still possible if a
subsequent failure renders
the current lead less capable
than the reserve.
Verify all cabling
between the reserve
CPU and the scanners.
Replace any Ethernet
switches between the
reserve CPU and the I/O
rack(s).
Replace the reserve
CPU
Replace the scanner
CPU
Contact Honeywell
service
Database Not
Synchronized
Hardware failure on the
reserve CPU
Hardware failure on the
lead CPU
The lead controller will
continue to control the
process, but failover is not
possible.
Hardware failure on the
CPU rack backplane
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CPU
Replace the lead CPU
Replace the CPU rack
backplane
Contact Honeywell
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Redundancy
Parameter
Value
Possible Cause
Controller Action
User Action
service
Redundancy
Diagnostics
Invalid
Configuration
Neither CPU has a
valid configuration
database
An empty database is
created.
Download the desired
configuration file and
perform a cold start.
Firmware Version
Mismatch
The reserve
controller does not
have the same
version of controller
firmware installed
The lead controller will
continue to control the
process, but failover is
not possible.
Upgrade the CPU
firmware so both the
lead and reserve
have the same
version.
Hardware failure on the
reserve CPU
The lead controller will
continue to control the
process, but failover is not
possible.
Replace the reserve
CPU
Good
Database Not
Synchronized
Hardware failure on the
lead CPU
Hardware failure on the
CPU rack backplane
Replace the lead CPU
Replace the CPU rack
backplane
Contact Honeywell
service
Invalid
Configuration
Neither CPU has a
valid configuration
database
An empty database is
created.
Download the desired
configuration file and
perform a cold start.
Firmware Version
Mismatch
The reserve
controller does not
have the same
version of controller
firmware installed
The lead controller will
continue to control the
process, but failover is
not possible.
Upgrade the CPU
firmware so both the
lead and reserve
have the same
version.
Redundancy Link Status Indicators
The Redundancy Link Diagnostics dialog box will provide status of the parameters shown in the following
list.
Parameter
Redundancy Link
Port Status
Value
Possible Cause
Controller Action
Good
Lead and Reserve
CPUs working ok
N/A
N/A
Reserve not
present
Reserve CPU module
is not plugged in.
N/A
Install Reserve CPU
Reserve Bad
Comm
Reserve CPU module
is plugged in but not
communicating.
Reserve or Lead CPU
module could be bad.
Replace faulty CPU.
Bad Lead module
N/A
Hardware failure
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Good
N/A
Replace rack.
Backplane could be bad.
Bad backplane
Redundancy Link
User Action
Replace faulty CPU.
Replace rack.
N/A
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Parameter
Port Diagnostics
Value
Possible Cause
Data Link Failure
Reserve CPU module
is not plugged in.
Reserve CPU module
is plugged in but not
communicating.
Hardware Failure
Bad Redundancy link
hardware detected on
the lead CPU
Controller Action
User Action
The lead CPU will
continue to control the
process but failover is
not possible.
Replace faulty CPU
The lead CPU will
continue to control the
process but failover is
not possible.
Replace faulty CPU
Replace rack
Lead CPU Status Indicators
The Lead Diagnostics Overview dialog box will provide status of the parameters shown in the following
list. These parameters are also shown for the Reserve Diagnostics Overview.
Parameter
CPU Diagnostics
Status
Possible Cause
Controller Action
User Action
Good
N/A
N/A
N/A
Watchdog
Watchdog reset
resulting from
software failure
ASYS block’s HW OK pin Force a cold start.
is turned off.
Upgrade control file
software.
Replace CPU board.
Contact Honeywell
Personnel.
Prefetch Abort
CPU failed when
Controller performs a
Force a cold start.
attempting to fetch an
restart
Isolate system from
instruction from the
ASYS block’s HW OK pin is noise and force a
prefetch register.
turned off.
cold start.
Replace CPU board
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Address Error
The reserved
Same as above
exception occurred for
an unknown reason.
Same as above
Undefine Error
Bad Instruction
Detected
Same as above
Data Abort
CPU failed when
attempting to access
data.
Software Interrupt
Error
Software Interrupt
Same as above
occurred which is not
supported by the
software.
Good
N/A
Same as above
Same as above
N/A
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Same as above
N/A
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Redundancy
Parameter
Status
Possible Cause
Controller Action
User Action
Watchdog
Watchdog reset
resulting from
software failure
ASYS block’s HW OK pin Force a cold start.
is turned off.
Upgrade control file
software.
Replace CPU board.
Contact Honeywell
Personnel.
Memory
Diagnostics
Good
N/A
N/A
N/A
5 Day Low Battery
Warning
Estimated battery life
is less than 5 days.
ASYS block’s HW OK pin
is turned off.
Replace battery.
Low Battery
Battery voltage is low. ASYS block’s LOW
BATTERY pin is turned
on.
Replace battery.
ASYS block’s HW OK pin is
turned off.
Flash Error
Real-time Clock
Diagnostics
Flash failed to burn
ASYS block’s HW OK pin is
turned off.
Good
N/A
N/A
Not Programmed
RTC not programmed 1. Time and date is set to
Force a cold start.
Replace CPU board.
N/A
Program RTC.
00:00:00, January 1,
1970.
2. ASYS block’s HW OK pin
is turned off.
Bad Data
Bad date and time
Same as above
Program RTC.
Cycle power.
Replace CPU.
Replace boards in rack.
Replace rack
Port S1/S2
Diagnostic
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Programming
Failure
RTC failed to program Same as above
Same as above
Read Failure
Unable to read RTC
Same as above
Same as above
Good
N/A
N/A
N/A
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Parameter
Lead Port E1/E2:
Network Port
Diagnostics
Rack Comm
Diagnostic
Status
Possible Cause
Controller Action
User Action
Data Link Error
A large number of
messages are
resulting in data link
errors.
SYSTEM MONITOR
block’s HW OK pin is
turned off.
Hardware Failure
The UART is failing
to operate properly.
1. Check baud rate.
2. Check connectors.
3. Check cable
polarity.
4. Isolate cable from
electrical interference.
5. If RS232-to-RS485
converter used, check
its power,
switch/jumper
settings, and polarity.
Replace the
controller CPU
module.
Good
N/A
N/A
N/A
Hardware Failure
Ethernet port tests
failed during
power-up.
Same as above
Replace CPU
module
Good
See Expansion I/O
Comm Diagnostics
Status Indicators
See Expansion I/O
Comm Diagnostics
Status Indicators
See Expansion I/O
Comm Diagnostics
Status Indicators
See Expansion I/O
Comm Diagnostics
Status Indicators
See Expansion I/O
Comm Diagnostics
Status Indicators
Data Link Failure
Hardware Failure
Port A/B Cable
Mismatch
Protocol Mismatch
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See Scanner 2 Link
Status Indicators .
Marginal - Port I/O A
See Scanner 2 Link
Status Indicators .
Marginal - Port I/O B
See Scanner 2 Link
Status Indicators .
Good - Port I/O A
See Scanner 2 Link
Status Indicators .
Good - Port I/O B
See Scanner 2 Link
Status Indicators .
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Parameter
Scanner2 Rack n
Network
Diagnostics
CPU Slot Position
Status
Possible Cause
Controller Action
User Action
Not in Configuration
See Scanner 2 Link
Status Indicators .
Good
See Scanner 2 Link
Status Indicators .
Data Link Failure
See Scanner 2 Link
Status Indicators .
Hardware Failure
See Scanner 2 Link
Status Indicators .
Port A/B Cable
Mismatch
See Scanner 2 Link
Status Indicators .
Protocol Mismatch
See Scanner 2 Link
Status Indicators .
CPU A
CPU A is the
Lead/Reserve.
N/A
N/A
CPU B
CPU B is the
Lead/Reserve.
N/A
N/A
CPU is missing
Reserve CPU is not
installed or not
powered.
CPU rack backplane
failure.
The lead CPU will
continue to control the
process but failover is
not possible.
Install reserve CPU.
Apply power to reserve
CPU.
Replace CPU rack
backplane.
Call Honeywell service.
Power Supply
Type
196
Unknown
CPU cannot identify
the Power Supply
Type
None
None
24VDC
CPU identified a
24VD DC power
supply
None
None
Low Wattage
CPU identified a
Low wattage power
supply
None
None
High Wattage
CPU identified a
High wattage power
supply
None
None
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Redundancy
Reserve CPU Status Indicators
Contains same information as for the Lead CPU Status Indicators.
Scanner 2 Link Status Indicators
The Redundancy Scanner 2 Link Diagnostics dialog box will provide status of the parameters shown in
the following list.
Parameter
Scanner-2
Network Status
Value
Possible Cause
No Comm
Controller is
communicating to
none of the Scanner
2s that are in the
configuration.
Controller Action
User Action
If scanners are in the
configuration, see
Expansion Rack Link
Diagnostics below.
See Expansion Rack
Link Diagnostic below.
If a scanner 2 in the
configuration is not
communicating, then a
communication diagnostic
Is posted for that rack. Refer
to the Expansion I/O
Comm Diagnostic
Summary dialog box
Refer to the Expansion
I/O Comm Diagnostic
Summary dialog box
Same as above
Same as above
Lead CPU is operating
normally using the I/O Port
A to communicate with the
Scanner Racks
none
or
Controller may be
communicating to a
Scanner 2 that is not in
the configuration
Marginal - Port I/O A
Controller is
experiencing marginal
communications on
the respective
Scanner 2 link to one
or more Scanner 2s in
the configuration
and/or
Controller is
communicating to
some of the Scanner
2s in the configuration
but not all
Marginal - Port I/O B
Controller is
experiencing marginal
communications on
the respective
Scanner 2 link to one
or more Scanner 2s in
the configuration
and/or
Controller is
communicating to
some of the Scanner
2s in the configuration
but not all
Good - Port I/O A
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experiencing good
communications on
the respective
Scanner 2 link.
Scanner 2s not in the
configuration have no
effect on the status
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Redundancy
Parameter
Expansion Rack
Link Diagnostics
Value
Possible Cause
User Action
Good - Port I/O B
Controller is
experiencing good
communications on
the respective
Scanner 2 link.
Scanner 2s not in the
configuration have no
effect on the status
Lead CPU is operating
normally using the I/O Port
B to communicate with the
Scanner Racks
none
Not in Configuration
No Scanner 2s in the
configuration
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
The ratio of the
number of data link
errors and the number
of good messages
exceeds a certain
threshold
See the “Rack Comm
Diagnostics” parameter
in the Expansion I/O
See the “Rack
Comm Diagnostics”
parameter in the
Comm Diagnostic
Summary dialog box
Expansion I/O Comm
Diagnostic Summary
dialog box
The expansion I/O
port’s hardware is
indicating a failure
See the “Rack Comm
Diagnostics” parameter
in the Expansion I/O
See the “Rack
Comm Diagnostics”
parameter in the
Comm Diagnostic
Summary dialog box
Expansion I/O Comm
Diagnostic Summary
dialog box
See the “Rack Comm
Diagnostics” parameter
in the Expansion I/O
See the “Rack
Comm Diagnostics”
parameter in the
Comm Diagnostic
Summary dialog box
Expansion I/O Comm
Diagnostic Summary
dialog box
Good
Data Link Failure
Hardware Failure
Port A/B Cable
Mismatch
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Controller Action
At least one Scanner 2
has its A and B ports
swapped with the
Lead and Reserve
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Index
A
Accessing Port Diagnostics
Alarm/Event Storage Configuration
Auto Calibration Procedure
168
67
96
B
Backup Controller Information
Batch File Management
Boundary Items
84
107
147
C
Calibrate AI Channel
93
Calibrate AO Channel
94
Calibrate CJ Temp
93
Calibrate Modules
91
Calibrate Position Proportional Output
95
Closing a Menu
16
Communications Statistics
47
Configuration File
29
Saving
29
Configuration Functions
109
Configuration Overview
102
Configuration Port Diagnostics
168
Configuration Port Diagnostics Status Indicators
169
Configure Modbus/Peer Write Access
88
Connecting the PC to the Controller
8
Connectors
138
Context Sensitive Help
69
Controller Configuration Toolbar
53
Controller Diagnostics
151
Controller Diagnostics Status Indications
153
Controller Idenfication
78
Controller Port Diagnostics
169
Controller to PC Connection Settings
45
Controller Utility Functions
71
Converting a UMC800 Database
31
Copy
19
Create/edit Data Storage File
62
Create/edit Recipe-Variables-File
110
Create/edit Schedule file
119
Create/edit Sequence File
123
Create/edit Setpoint Profile File
113
Cut
19, 25, 69
D
Data Storage Configuration
Data Storage Configuration Access
Data Storage Conventions
Data Storage Enable Conditions
Data Storage File
Data Storage Overview
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62
55
58
62
55
Data Storage Utility
83
Diagnostics
91, 151, 153, 159, 163, 165, 168,
169, 170, 171, 172, 173, 174, 175, 176, 180
configuration port
168, 169
controller
151, 153
expansion I/O comm
173, 174
host connections
175, 176
I/O module
163, 165
network port
171, 172
peer to peer
180
port
168
rack
159
RS485 OI port
170
Displaying Function Block Pin Value
139
Download Firmware Error Messages
39
Downloading a File to the Controller
34
Downloading Controller Firmware
36
E
Edit Menu
19
E-Mail Notification
53
Enter Monitor Mode
130
Expansion Port Diagnostics
173
Expansion Port Diagnostics Status Indicators
174
Export Delimiter
19
Export Report
185
F
File Browser Window
File Properties
File Protection
File Read Protection
Find Feature
Find Where Used
Finding a Tag Name
Finding an Item on the FBD Worksheet
Forced Blocks Window
Function block
how to display pin value
Function Block Monitor Window
11
39
39
39
143
25, 69
143
143
135
139
139
134
H
Hand Calibration Procedure
98
Host Connections Diagnostics
175
Host Connections Diagnostics Status Indicators
176
How Do I Start Monitoring
132
How Do I Stop Monitoring
136
How to Manage PC Comm Ports and
Connections
41
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Index
I
I/O Module Diagnostics Status Indications
165
163,
K
Keyboard Navigation
26
L
Logic Inversion Color Codes
140
M
Main Menu
16
Main Menus
16
Main Toolbar Functions
23
Manually Write Database to Flash
87
Menu
15, 16
Closing
16
Selecting
15
Menu Conventions
15
Modbus Address
187
edit
187
view
187
Modbus Register Map
187
edit
187
view
187
Monitor menu
21
Monitor Mode
130
indicator
130
Monitor Toolbar
131
Monitor Update Rate
130
Monitoring
129, 132, 136
how to start
132
how to stop
136
N
Navigational Tools
Network Port Diagnostic Status Indicators
Network Port Diagnostics
25
172
171
O
Overview
Logic Flow
Overview On Line Monitoring
137
137
129
P
Page connectors
138
Password Configuration
89
Paste
19, 25, 69
PC Comm ports and connection
41
how to manage
41
PC Network Port Set Up For Controller Access
41
PC Serial Com Port Setup
43
PC to Controller Connection Settings
45
200
Peer-to-Peer Connections Diagnostics
180
Peer-to-Peer Connections Diagnostics Status
Indicators
180
Pin Value
139
Point Log Storage Configuration
64
Position Proportional Output Calibration
95
PPO Block Auto Calibration
96
PPO Block Calibration
95
PPO Block Hand Calibration
98
PPO Block Semi-Auto Calibration
97
Print Report
180
Print Report Preview
184
R
Rack Module and Channel Assignments
5
Rack Diagnostics
159
Rack Diagnostics Power Supply
161
Recipe
111
Setup/Edit
111
Recipe Configuration Overview
109
Recipe Overview
107
Recipe Pool
111
Recipe Properties
112
Recipes Menu
22, 108
Recipe-Variables
109
configuration overview
109
Recipe-Variables- File
110
Redo
19
Remote Loopback Test
45
Report
180, 184, 185
Export
185
Preview
184
Print
180
Restore Controller Information
85
Restore Factory Calibration
95
Right Mouse Click
25, 69
RS485 OI Port Diagnostics
170
RS485 OI Port status Indicators
171
S
Saving A Configuration File
Saving A Function Block Diagram
Select the Number to Call
Selecting a Menu
Semi-Auto Calibration Procedure
Sequence
setup/edit
Sequence File
Sequence Pool
Sequence Properties
Sequencer Configuration Overview
Serial ports
set controller serial ports
Set Controller IP Address
Set Controller Mode
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29
46
15
97
125
125
123
125
126
105
73
73
77
77
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Set Controller Network Parameters
Set Controller Time
Set Instrument Time
Set Serial Port
Setpoint Profile
properties
Setpoint Profile Pool
Setpoint Profile Properties
Setpoint Program
configuration
What is
Setpoint Schedule File
Setpoint Schedule Overview
Setpoint Schedule Pool
Setpoint Schedule Properties
Setup/Edit a Recipe
Setup/Edit Sequence
Signal Tags
Sort Function
Starting the Application
Status Bar
77
80
80
73
113, 116
116
116
116
100, 102
102
100
119
104
122
123
111
125
138
144
7
15
T
Terms and Definitions
To Use This Help
Traceback Window
Trend Storage Configuration
99
4
12
63
V
Variables
View Menu
Visual Indicators for Monitor Mode
69
20
130
W
Watch Summary - Display Groups
Watch Summary - Inputs/Outputs
Watch Summary - Page Connectors
Watch Summary - Signals
Watch Summary - User Defined
Watch Summary - Variables
Watch Summary Window
Watch Window
What is Sequence Control
What is Sequence Control?
Window Menu
Worksheet
unlock
What is
Worksheet Category Tabs
Worksheet Overview
Write Protect a File
150
149
146
146
144
148
14, 142
12
105
105
23
49, 53
53
49
50
71
39
U
UMC800 Database
Converting
Undo
Unlock the Worksheet
Uploading a File from the Controller
Utilities Worksheet Overview
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31
19
53
32
71
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Sales and Service
For application assistance, current specifications, pricing, or name of the nearest Authorized Distributor, contact one
of the offices below.
ASIA PACIFIC
EMEA
AMERICA’S
Honeywell Process Solutions,
(TAC)
[email protected]
Honeywell Process Solutions,
Phone: + 80012026455 or
+44 (0)1344 656000
Honeywell Process Solutions,
Phone: (TAC) 1-800-423-9883 or
215/641-3610
(Sales) 1-800-343-0228
Australia
Honeywell Limited
Phone: +(61) 7-3846 1255
FAX: +(61) 7-3840 6481
Toll Free 1300-36-39-36
Toll Free Fax:
1300-36-04-70
Email: (Sales)
[email protected]
or
(TAC)
[email protected]
Email: (Sales)
[email protected]
or
(TAC)
[email protected]
China – PRC - Shanghai
Honeywell China Inc.
Phone: (86-21) 5257-4568
Fax: (86-21) 6237-2826
Singapore
Honeywell Pte Ltd.
Phone: +(65) 6580 3278
Fax: +(65) 6445-3033
South Korea
Honeywell Korea Co Ltd
Phone: +(822) 799 6114
Fax: +(822) 792 9015
For more information
To learn more about HC 900 Process Controller,
visit www.honeywellprocess.com
Or contact your Honeywell Account Manager
Process Solutions
Honeywell
1250 W Sam Houston Pkwy S
Houston, TX 77042
Honeywell Control Systems Ltd
Honeywell House, Skimped Hill Lane
Bracknell, England, RG12 1EB
Shanghai City Centre, 100 Jungi Road
Shanghai, China 20061
www.honeywellprocess.com
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