Magnum Hazer

Magnum Hazer
USER GUIDE
VERSION 1.1
Martin Professional A/S,Olof Palmes Allé 18, DK-8200,Aarhus N
Phone: +45 87 40 00 00 Internet: www.martin.dk
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Fluids Suitable for this machine:
CONNECTIONS
The DMX connections and Status LEDs are mounted on the panel below the
control panel. The following drawing shows the functions and connections.
Pro-Haze
Fluid
DMX
1 GND
2 COLD
3 HOT
LED
POWER
FLUID CAL
TEMP CAL
AVR PORT
OUT
IN
LED FUNCTIONS
Power LED: Shows that the main power supply is operating.
Fluid Cal LED: Not used on this model.
Temp Cal LED: Shows that the system is calibrating the temperature control
system.
FUSE RATINGS
NOTE! The warranty on this machine is conditional on the use of
genuine JEM / Martin fluid only. Other fluids may represent a health
hazard when used in this machine, and may damage the internal
components.
The Magnum Hazer uses three fuses.
They should be replaced with the value and type detailed below:
230V model
Power PCB
F1 6.3AT
F2 3.15AT
Main Fuse (IEC inlet)
6.3AT
115V model
Power PCB
F1 10AT
F2 3.15AT
Main Fuse (IEC inlet)
10AT
Two of these fuses are located internally and should not be
accessed without first disconnecting the power supply.
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SPECIFICATION
HEAT EXCHANGER
900W
Wide bore steel vaporizing coil
Non resettable over-temperature protection
Electronic Temperature control using thermocouple
FLUID SYSTEM
Electronic low fluid detection
2.5L fluid container
Maximum fluid consumption 410mL/hour (Haze fluid)
REMOTE CONTROL OPTIONS
DMX512 decoder:
Required Channels = 2
Output is proportional for all levels above 8%
Channels supported = 1 to 509
Valid start codes = 0 (dimmer data only)
Full framing error detection implemented
Digital control via Digital Controller.
CONTROL PANEL
Analogue control panel with 2 button keypad
Output level control from 0 to 10/prime
Fan speed control from 0 to 10/auto
Timer range:
Delay time (toF) 90 - ton
Run time (ton) 0 seconds - 90 seconds
OUTPUT DIRECTION CONTROL
Airflow inclination can be set in the range 0 to 60 degrees.
POWER REQUIREMENTS (dependant on model)
Input voltage 200 - 250Vac
Input power (max) 975W @ 230V
Main fuse 6.3AT
Input voltage 100 - 130Vac
Input power (max) 975W @ 115V
Main Fuse 10AT
Frequency 50/60Hz both models
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USER GUIDE CONTENTS
Introduction
2
Features
2
Safety Guidelines
3
Machine Layout
4
Commissioning The Machine
5
Remote Control Options
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DMX Operation
6
The Control Panel
8
The Remote Control
10
The Timer
11
Basic Operation
12
The Fluid System
13
Error Conditions
14
Basic Fault Finding
15
Specification
16
Connections
17
Fuse Ratings
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© 2003 Martin Professional A/S, Denmark.
All rights reserved. No part of this manual may be reproduced, in any form or
by any means, without permission in writing from Martin Professional A/S,
Denmark.
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INTRODUCTION
BASIC FAULT FINDING
The Magnum Hazer is one of a new generation of professional haze
machines, designed for touring and installation, in a variety of applications.
The integrated 2 channel DMX receiver allows easy integration with lighting
control systems, whilst the comprehensive control panel allows local
operation and display of machine status.
The Magnum Hazer is a complex machine and will require a competent
service technician to repair any major faults. However, the following guide
will allow the user to overcome the more common problems.
When replacing fuses, always use one of the correct type and rating (see
specifications in this book).
The effect is provided by a conventional heat exchanger based vaporiser, fed
from a unique liquid atomizer system. This technique is the key to a smooth
and uniform production of effect at the machine’s output duct, along with low
specific fluid consumption. Air is added to the effect, prior to exit, from the
fan mounted in the side of the machine. This increases the volume of the
effect and allows the output to be dispersed over a wide area.
The output angle of the airflow can be adjusted using the thumb-wheels in
the fluid compartment, thus allowing the user to control the vertical
dispersion of the effect. To improve vertical coverage further, the machine
allows the fan to run in ‘Auto’ mode, which varies the fan speed over a 1
minute cycle time.
A container with 2.5L capacity is provided for fluid. To allow reliable
unattended operation, the fluid level is monitored electronically, and the
machine shut down if necessary. No fluid sensor is used, but an indirect
measurement is made based on an energy balance calculation.
FEATURES
2.5L fluid capacity
Electronic low fluid detection
Continuous operation
High pressure piston pump.
All digital control system
Analogue control panel
900W heat exchanger
Fog and Fan controls for easy setup.
DMX512 interface (two channel)
Accurate timer
Non-volatile memory for user
settings and calibration data
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SYMPTOM
CAUSE
CURE
No haze output when
the machine is in run
mode.
Machine is not ready
Fluid is below min level
Machine faulty
Allow time to reheat
Add fluid and Prime
Consult distributor
No haze output when
using DMX to fire the
machine.
Incorrect DMX address
Machine not ready
No DMX termination
Check settings
Allow 2 minutes to heat
Fit 120 ohm resistor
Fluid Out LED is
illuminated
Fluid level is below min Add more fluid, and use
prime function to restart
machine
Machine is not ready
after 4 minutes.
DMX ch2 is > 245
Blown fuse on Power
control PCB
Decrease DMX level
Disconnect supply and
replace fuse.
Haze disperses too
quickly
Ambient temperature
too high
Fan level too high
Increase output level
Reduce fan speed or
use Auto mode
Digital remote interface.
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ERROR CONDITIONS
The following list details all the possible error conditions that can prevent the
machine from operating. Some of the errors are mentioned in other sections
of this booklet.
Calibration Error: Indicated by a flashing fluid out LED.
The control software has detected corrupt calibration settings in the
EEprom memory, and has shut the machine down.
Fluid Out: Indicated by a continuous fluid out LED.
Indicates that the fluid in the container is below the minimum level to
operate the machine. Only visible when the machine has reached the
ready state. Reset using the Prime function, after refilling the fluid
container.
DMX Data Error: Indicated by a flashing DMX LED.
Indicates that the DMX data stream contains formatting errors.
Heat Error: Indicated by a flashing timer LED.
Indicates that the machine has detected a problem with the
temperature control system.
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SAFETY GUIDELINES
Always use JEM / Martin approved fluid in the container supplied with the
machine. Do not attempt to override the fluid sensing system, as this could
cause damage to the machine.
Check that the local supply voltage is correct for use with the machine. The
voltage setting is printed on the serial label.
The machine must be operated in a horizontal position and should not be
suspended overhead.
Observe the warnings displayed on the machine.
Always use smoke machines in well ventilated areas. High smoke density
could affect sufferers of asthma or other severe respiratory disorders.
Smoke machines can cause condensation to form. Floors and surfaces may
become slippery and should be checked regularly.
This machine is not waterproof, and should not be exposed to wet outdoor
conditions.
Do not spill fluid over the machine. If fluid is spilt, disconnect the power
supply and clean with a damp cloth.
Refer servicing to qualified service personnel. Disconnect the machine from
the power supply before removing any covers.
Mains Cable Wiring Instructions
UK/EU cable colours:
Brown = Live
Blue = Neutral
Green / Yellow = Earth
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The Magnum Hazer is fitted with an
IEC power inlet with integral fuse
drawer. A suitable IEC mains cable
should be used to connect to the
supply system.
This equipment must be earthed.
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THE FLUID SYSTEM
The Magnum Hazer uses a 2.5L container to give approximately 6 hours of
continuous operation at full output. Power supply voltage fluctuations should
have little effect on this, since the unit has automatic supply voltage
compensation for pump speed.
Control panel
Fluid
compartment
DMX in/out
3 pin
Remote
input
On/Off switch
Power inlet
with fuse
The machine control system uses a water based fluid to create the haze
effect, and has adequate power to produce the maximum haze output
continuously.
Supply voltage and frequency variations are measured and compensated
for, within the limits of the specified operating voltage/frequency range for the
model concerned.
Continuous operation gives rise to the possibility of pump damage if the
machine runs out of fluid. This is overcome in the Magnum Hazer by using
an indirect electronic fluid sensing system, ensuring that the pump is shut
down when the fluid level is too low. The control panel will show a Fluid Out
LED to warn the user that the machine is shut down due to lack of fluid. The
indirect nature of the system means that it is slow to respond, and may take
up to 10 minutes to recognize a low fluid condition. However, the fluid
system components are capable of running dry for this length of time, with
no risk of damage.
When the machine is refilled with fluid, the user must reset the Fluid Out
error by entering the Prime level on the Fog level control. This will clear the
error and prime the fluid system ready for use. The prime function will run
the pump at maximum output for 10 seconds, but only if the machine is at
operating temperature. DMX users can access the prime function via Ch1, at
level 220 - 230.
Unlike the ZR24/7, the Magnum Hazer can only use JEM/Martin haze fluid.
This is due to the absence of any means for the user to alter the operating
temperature of the machine.
Haze outlet
Air-guide
adjustment
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BASIC OPERATION
COMMISSIONING THE MACHINE
The following instructions explain how to operate the basic functions of the
machine. It is assumed that the machine is being started from cold.
Unpack the machine and look for any obvious signs of damage.
Starting with the run button set to OFF, go through the following sequence.
Allow the machine to reach operating temperature.
Run LED flashes fast while heating.
When the machine is ready (after approx. 2 minutes warm-up time) haze can
be produced by setting run to ON.
Run LED is continuous
Set the fog level to 6
Set the fan level to 8
If starting the machine for the first time, or after the fluid has been changed,
the pump may need to be primed.
Do this by selecting the Prime level on the FOG control.
The pump will run at full output for 10 seconds, but only if the machine is at
operating temperature. Refer to the Fault Finding section of the handbook
for advice if the unit does not prime correctly.
To repeat the prime operation, reduce the level to zero before setting the
prime level again.
Set the Timer button to ON to produce timed output (read the Timer section
to see how to configure the timer).
The output angle of the airflow can be adjusted using the V.G.A system.
Alterations are made using the two thumb wheels located in the fluid
compartment. Slacken the lower screw by ¾ of a turn, and then the upper,
while sliding the unit up or down as required.
Do not remove either of the screws, since this will require dismantling of the
machine to repair.
Note that setting the FOG level, will override the fan speed setting and run
the fan at the minimum speed allowed for this output level. If a higher fan
speed is required, use the FAN control to set the level.
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Place the machine on a level surface and fit a container of JEM/Martin
approved fluid into the fluid compartment. Fit the fluid line and cap to the
container.
Check the wiring instructions in the Safety Guidelines section of this
handbook and connect the machine to the power supply.
Set the power switch on the rear panel to the ON position, and wait for the
machine to heat.
Refer to the Basic Operation section of this handbook for information on how
to use the main functions of the machine. Read the Safety Guidelines before
using the machine.
REMOTE CONTROL OPTIONS
The Magnum Hazer provides the user with 2 ways to implement a remote
control on the machine. The main control panel is fixed and can not be
removed for remote operation. The DMX interface is located on the panel
adjacent to the control panel and the remote interface sits alongside the
mains switch.
The options are:
DMX 512 Digital Interface
The interface uses the two XLR 3 connectors marked DMX on the interface
panel, and uses the usual DMX electrical standards (RS 485). The inputs
are protected against overvoltage and an ouput connector is provided to
allow multi-drop operation of the link.
Remote Interface
The remote interface uses a male XLR 3 connector to allow an optional
digital remote to control the machine.
Full control of the output can be achieved, at distances of up to 25m.
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DMX OPERATION
THE TIMER
The machine may be operated using the industry standard DMX 512 digital
control protocol. This allows the control of the fog system to be easily
integrated with the lighting system in most installations.
The timer system is implemented in software using the machine’s main
control PCB. As such, the timing is crystal controlled and will be of good
accuracy when compared to the usual analogue timers commonly found on
fog machines. The timer is enabled by pressing the timer button.
Selecting this option will cause the timer to start from the beginning of the
ON period and run through to the end of the OFF period, the cycle will then
repeat until the timer is set to OFF. The timer will only function when the
timer is set to ON and the machine is ready (RdY). Switching the Timer
button to OFF at any time during the cycle will halt the operation.
DMX may be used without changing any of the settings on the main control
panel. When the system detects a valid DMX data stream on the input, the
control will default to the DMX system levels. Any attempts to control the
machine from the control panel will have no effect until the DMX signal is
removed. The DMX Ready LED will be lit when valid dmx is detected. A
flashing LED indicates invalid data.
The machine requires two channels, with the address of the first channel set
using the binary Dip-switch. The channels control the Fog and Fan settings
in the following manner.
Channel 1
Fog output level
0 - 19 zero output (dead-band)
20 - 220 proportional output level control
Implemented in 20 discrete steps
220 - 230 Prime function
Channel 2
Fan speed setting
0 - 19 Fan off
20 - 220 proportional speed control
Implemented in 20 discrete steps
220 - 230 Auto fan mode
245 - 255 Fan off, Fog off, Heater off
While the timer is running, the Dip-switch will represent the ON time in
seconds (10 seconds per switch). The total repeat rate for the timer is fixed
at 90 seconds, and the OFF period will be 90 - ON time.
To set the ON time period, select an integral multiple of 10, in the range 0 to
90 seconds, and then set the required switches to ON.
Example:
60 seconds, set 1,2,3,4,5,6 to ON.
OFF time will be 90-60 = 30 seconds.
The current Fog and Fan levels will be used by the timer system when in the
ON period.
If DMX is used with the timer running, the Dip-switch setting will be read as
the DMX address, and the timer will stop running.
The system implements true proportional control of the fog output rather than
the simple switching functions found on some other equipment. The DMX
base address can be set to any channel in the range 1 - 509 using the Dipswitch.
The onboard timer functions are not accessable via the DMX system. Any
timing of the output must be done using the programming capabilities of the
DMX console being used to control the system.
Note that the Dip-switch is also used for setting the ON time of the timer
when the timer is active. However, DMX data input will cause the system to
read the Dip-switch as DMX address, and stop the timer operation.
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THE REMOTE CONTROL
The Magnum Hazer is not supplied with a remote control as standard. This is
a reflection of the increasing popularity of DMX control, which can be used
directly with the Magnum Hazer.
However, there is always a situation where DMX is not available or
appropriate, and the digital remote control available for the Magnum Hazer
provides a solution.
The Universal Digital Remote allows access to all the key control parameters
via the digital interface connector mounted on the rear of the machine. The
unit uses a high brightness LED display, and will allow the adjustment of all
parameters supported by this machine.
The remote is supplied with a 5m link cable, but can be used with cables up
to 25m long.
The pin allocations on the remote connector are as follows:
Pin
1
2
3
Function
Ground
+15V
Data (0 - 5V)
Setting of the base address of the DMX control system via the Dip-switch,
requires the decimal address to be converted to a binary (base 2) number.
Many pocket calculators can perform this conversion, or the user can read
off the settings from a printed conversion table.
An alternative is to use a simple process of subtracting the largest of the
binary weightings that leave a positive result.
Example:
Decimal 289.
Largest subtraction possible is 256, leaving 33.
Now, 33-32 = 1, and 1-1 =0.
So, we need a binary representation with 1’s in the positions corresponding
to weightings of 1,32,256.
Or, 100100001, where 256 is the leading column.
The weighting on the Dip-switch is reversed, so the number 100001001 is
entered from left to right.
The binary weightings on the Dip-switch read as folows ( from left to right):
1,2,4,8,16,32,64,128,256
The remaining 3 switches, marked S1,2,3, are function switches that enable
special operating modes on the machine.
Note that the remote allows access to the Auto Fan mode and the Prime
function via the Alt menu. The functions of the menu are as follows:
Alt:
0 All Alt Menu functions are disabled.
1 Auto Fan Mode, in which the fan will cycle between 50% and 100%
over a 2 minute (approx) cycle time.
2 An alternative way to engage the Prime Mode.
3 This option is currently not allocated, but may support new features
on future versions of the machine.
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THE CONTROL PANEL
An analogue control panel is used in the Magnum Hazer to allow local
control and display machine status.
Located below the Dip-switch are the two potentiometers, and two switches
to the left and right. The functions of the controls are shown in the following
drawing.
DMX Address
1 1
2 2
3 4
4 8
5 16
6 32
7 64
8 128
9 256
10 S1
11 S2
12 S3
Run
RUN
Fog
FLUID OUT
4
5
6
3
4
7
9
FOG
PRIME
5
6
3
9
10
1
OFF
7
8
2
10
1
OFF
DMX READY
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2
Timer
TIMER
FAN
Fan
The status of the machine is indicated by the Run LED, positioned above the
Run button. When the machine is heating, but not ready to give output, the
LED will flash rapidly. Once operating temperature has been reached, the
flash rate will reduce to indicate that the ready state has been reached.
Pressing the Run button will now start the haze output (assuming there are
no errors present). The Run LED will be permanently illuminated when the
machine is in the run mode. Pressing the Run button again will stop the haze
output.
The timer function is enabled using the Timer button, and will illuminate the
Timer LED when selected. The timer function will override the continuous
operation of the run function, and the Run LED will revert to the slow flashing
of the ready state. Pressing the Timer button again will switch the timer off,
but the machine will not re-enter the run mode until the Run button is
pressed again. See the Timer section for full details of how to operate the
timer..
When the fluid detection system senses a ‘fluid out’ condition, the Fluid Out
LED will be illuminated. This will shut down the machine until the fluid supply
is replenished, and the Fluid Out condition reset by using the Prime function
on the Fog level control. This is explained in the section covering the fluid
system.
If a valid DMX data stream is present on the DMX inputs, the DMX Ready
LED will be illuminated. A flashing LED indicates that data is present, but not
in the correct format.
AUTO
OPERATION: Set mains switch to ON.
Machine will heat, RUN LED shows
When ready, RUN LED shows
Use FOG and FAN controls to set output level.
Start haze output with RUN button, RUN LED shows
For timed operation, set TIMER button to ON, and set run time
using DMX address switch (10 seconds per switch).
DMX channels:
CH1 = Fog
CH2 = Fan
Use DMX address switch to set base address.
The Fog and Fan controls allow the output level of the machine to be
controlled, and include other special functions.
FOG: When set to OFF, this control will stop all haze production. Setting the
control in the range 1 to 10 will allow haze production at that level, with the
fan running at a speed equal to or above the minimum for that fog level. The
Prime function will run the pumps for 10 seconds at maximum output, and
will reset the Fluid Out condition.
FAN: The OFF position stops the fan if FOG = off. Setting 1 to 10 will set the
fan speed, while the Auto mode will cycle the fan speed between minimum
and maximum.
The section entitled The Remote Control contains details of how to use the
Auto Fan mode from the remote control.
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