Flowcon will provide:
The Computer Control:
documentation for the:
* Electrical, including pictorial
drawings of the connections at the (provided) AC barrier strip.
* Scale displays, including calibration
setup. The scale displays are shipped pre-tested, configured for your application.
Shipping of all components FOB Encinitas.
of the PC-Batch control per the agreed upon specification.
will provide telephone support to customer personnel to connect and verify supplied
* The round, shielded 50-wire cable
between the computer and the AC relays.
* The cable(s) between the computer and
the scale module(s), one per scale.
* The cable between the computer and the
* Flowcon will provide telephone support
to the electrical and scale personnel.
* Telephone support for customer's scale
company to calibrate and verify operation of the Flowcon supplied stand-alone scale
display(s). These interface the customer's loadcells to the Flowcon computer system.
* Flowcon will
travel on-site and direct
the entry of operational parameters.
* Perform the initial start-up for
* Flowcon will have a qualified engineer
on site with product development capability.
* Will perform on-site enhancements to
the product, to maximize usability and productivity.
* There is an AC barrier strip located
on the relay mounting boards housed in the wall mounted NEMA relay control box.
* This may be viewed as the
between the Flowcon PC-Batch system and the customer's process.
relay control panel (supplied):
Flowcon provides a wall mount NEMA enclosure, which contains all the control and limit
sensing relays, typically using 117V AC
* Provide 117V
AC (20a) service to the
box and scale displays.
* Provide all AC output control and
input status wiring to the panel=s barrier strip(s).
* Provide additional limit switches or
automated controls as necessary.
* Verify that output loads are 3 amps or
less. A typical load is a 480V AC starter with a 117 volt coil.
* Verify each input and output signal for
a separate manual
Should the computer go down, it is important that the customer have a totally manual
push-button system they can use. This system needs to be isolated from the automatic
PC-Batch system with switches. Recommended methods are in the installation documentation.
Scales convert customer loadcell signals for display and transmit them to the computer.
* Wire (existing) load-cells to the
Flowcon provided scale weight displays (one per scale), using accepted methods.
* Calibrate the supplied scale
Install Flowcon supplied cable:
* Advise cable lengths needed to go from
the system to each scale, and from the system to the relay control box. We need this prior
to our shipping date.
* Route the Flowcon supplied signal
cables from the scales and relay box to the computer.
Low voltage (loadcell, scale and
relay) cabling may share the same conduit and junction boxes,
but must be exclusive
of any AC wiring, both for code and noise immunity requirements.
Summary of the Startup Process...
provide all equipment and software as listed.
provide full electrical documentation for your electrician, showing how to connect to the
relay outputs and inputs.
provide pre-configured scale displays, for your scale people to mount and calibrate.
connect the system and pre-test the
connections to the system.
the process manually, from the PC-Batch system's software (manual) panel.
your data files: Ingredients, Rations, Bin information
will come on site, direct the start up,
and identify any corrections.
installation verification and initial startup parameter entry will normally take about 3
will remain on site for about three days, fine tuning the software, and training a lead
operator. We bring full programming capability to the site.