P r o d u c t s
FC Controller Components
110-Volt / 220-Volt Power Supply Board - Supplies 12V AC to the regulator on the Data-Acquisition board. Note: See Installation Instructions for 220-Volt operation.
Figure 1 Power Supply Board
Programmable DAQT Board - Holds the firmware that determines the functions of the Data Acquisition System.
Figure 2 Data-Acquisition Temperature Board
Bulb Connection Board - Allows connection of digital devices. Normally Digital Temperature Sensors.
Figure 3 Digital Connection Board
Eprom Card - Six 64k EPROM chips witch hold the main program that runs the kiln. The card comes pre loaded with a program and can only be changed if sent into Frank Controls Ltd. It is the brains behind the operation of the kiln.
Figure 6 Eprom Card
SIO Card - Converts parallel data from the STD bus to serial data. The ports the Frank Control Computer System uses to talk with the PC and PLC.
Figure 7 SIO Card
CPU Card - The Motherboard that controls all the other cards. Runs the program in the Eprom Card.
Figure 8 CPU Card
Power Fail Card - Monitors the power line. If the Frank Control Computer System has power the LED will glow red. If there is a loss of power or the card is not working, the LED will go out. Only the top of the two connectors is used for normal operation.
Figure 9 Power Fail Card
Battery Back-Up Card - Holds the RAM that the Frank Control Computer System uses. A real time clock chip allows the computer to keep track of time. Contains a battery to hold memory in the RAM on a power failure so the data in the RAM is not lost. There is also an on board charger for the (3v) NICAD battery.
Figure 10 Battery Back-Up Card
DIGT Card - 8085 microprocessor controlled onboard 8KB EPROM & 2K RAM. This card holds the program for communicating to the Data-Acquisition boards. It is connected to the Isolation board through a 14-pin bus cable.
Figure 11 Digital Temperature Card
DAC Board - Converts serial data from the DAQT board to eight 4-20mA analog output channels.
Figure 12 Digital to Analog Board
Isolation Board - Optically isolates the Digital Temperature card from the Data-Acquisition Temperature System. This board has six optically isolated Digital I/Os and one non-isolated channel. The isolated channels connect to the Digital Temperature System. The non-isolated channel connects to the outside Digital Bulb. The 14-pin bus cable connects to the Digital Temperature Card. It is powered by 12 VDC from the Hammond 166F6 transformer.
Figure 13 Isolation Board
ATX Power Supply - Supplies power to the Card Cage. See Appendix for details on connections.
Hammond 166F16 - Supplies 12v power to the Isolation board and AC to J4 on the PFA card.