Set Machine Information

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Set Machine Information

This command allows the user to set machine information and display it on the Data Graph so the user can visually see how the data run profile lines up with the machine.

Important Information

This is available when in Engineer Mode.

 

To set machine information:

Important Information

When setting machine information, this data will be applied to the currently selected data run only. Existing defined machine models may not accurately reflect your machine and are used as a starting template.

1)On the Machine menu, click Set Machine Information.
2)Select a machine from the machine drop down list. If your machine does not appear in the list, continue to set the machine information and select the Save As command button to save the new machine settings as an (*.XMR) file in the current Environment. Refer to topic Create new Machine for additional information.

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This new machine file now appears in the machine drop down list for applying to new and existing data runs.

Tip

If the user has an existing machine (*.XMR) file that is not listed in the Machine drop down list, it can be loaded/imported by selecting the Load command button. Once loaded, this new machine file will then appear in the machine drop down list for applying to new and existing data runs.

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3)Set the machine zone units.
4)Set the number of all machine zones (heating and cooling).
5)Set the machine temperature units.
6)Set the machine conveyor speed and units. The software uses this value to calculate the Time (X) Scale values when Distance units are displayed. This number is also used as the actual conveyor speed when prediction data lines are added. Refer to topic Prediction Tool for more information.

Important Information

To properly display a machine model on the Data Graph, a conveyor speed must be set. If you do not know what the conveyor speed is, the software allows you to estimate it based on the machine information and the data run profile. Refer to topic Estimate Conveyor Speed for more information.

7)In the machine zone matrix, set the zone names (descriptions), zone lengths, zone temperatures (top / bottom) and zone types (heating or cooling).

Tip

Additional machine zone settings can be configured by selecting the More command button. These are global settings that are applied to all data runs within the current Environment. When turning an option OFF such as Top and Bottom Setpoints are the same, this allows different setpoints for machine zone temperatures. This could be the upper and lower thresholds of acceptable temperatures to meet process standards or temperature settings of upper and lower heat sources. Upper zone temperatures appear as solid lines and lower zones appear as dotted lines on the Data Graph.

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8)Click the OK command button to set the machine information for the displayed data run, or Cancel to quit without making any changes.

Tip

To view the machine information on the Data Graph, the Show on Profile settings must be enabled. Refer to topic Show on Profile for more information.

 

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