All new Sharetree chambers come with the latest SIMPLEtouch programmer as standard, at no extra cost.
SIMPLEtouch offers a user-friendly, touch-screen PC interface and a host of features that would normally be optional extras (such as temperature & humidity profiles, graphing and logging of data to file).
Unlike many competitor solutions, Sharetree’s SIMPLEtouch programmer uses standard, commercially available components to ensure maintainability during its lifetime.
SIMPLEtouch Programmer (now standard on most Sharetree chambers)
- User friendly interface, Windows O/S based
- QuikSet Temperature and Humidity entry
- Clear, easy-to-read 7” display (upgradable)
- Comprehensive Graphical Display
- Complex programs
- Logging of results to file (.csv format)
- LAN and USB access
- Remote Monitoring or Control via MODbus I/F
- Latching Fault Indicator Screen*
- Diagnostic Screen*
*on larger chambers
The Sharetree SIMPLEtouch Chamber Programmer enables the temperature (and humidity where fitted) to be easily programmed and displayed on Sharetree test chambers.
The touch-screen window gives a clear, user-friendly interface with a constantly updated display of the current set and actual values for temperature and humidity. The standard 7” display can be upgraded to a desktop PC size if required, giving enhanced graphical capability. A Full Screen mode is also available.
|SIMPLEtouch uses only commercially available components to ensure low cost of ownership over the lifetime of the chamber.|
Graphs and Logging
The SIMPLEtouch Chamber Programmer has a comprehensive graphing facility for set and recorded actual readings including auto-scaling, zoom in/out, expand area and a cursor to check specific values on the graph. There is also a visual display of event statuses at the cursor position (i.e. Hum On/Off, Customer Event On/Off). The graphs may be displayed in Full Screen mode.
The data (including deviation alarm status) for both profiles and normal running can be logged to a .csv file (at adjustable intervals) and retrieved for viewing either on the SIMPLEtouch Programmer or in external software such as MS Excel. Inputs from up to 5 floating probes (optional) may be displayed and logged.
The Profile Editor allows the user to quickly generate or edit programs (off-line, if preferred) to control the chamber. Each profile is made of segments that hold the temperature/humidity, time values and customer event status. Ramp rates may be entered directly or as time-to-temperature. “Hold-back” can also be used, to ensure temperatures are reached before dwelling. An unlimited number of segments may be used, with Deviation alarms settable by segment.
Complex profiles can be quickly programmed using the loop-back facility, including nested loops. A large range of profiles can be stored on the Chamber Programmer. At the end of the program an “End” function can be used to dwell at a fixed temperature or to stop the chamber.
When running a profile on the SIMPLEtouch Chamber Programmer the total time remaining is displayed, a Hold function allows manual intervention and a Start At function allows the profile to be started mid run. The graph displays the complete profile and the recorded temperature/humidity so far.
Communications (inc. MODbus Interface)
The SIMPLEtouch Chamber Programmer can be remotely monitored or driven via its standard MODbus interface over TCP-IP (LAN) or RS232.
All chambers are fitted with a LAN & USB interfaces as standard.
|Faults are quickly and easily identified on the latching alarm screen and logged for later analysis.|
Based on a standard Windows Operating System, this easy to use interface makes setting up and running your chambers very straight forward.
For fixed conditions, our QuikSet entry uses a single button press to open a touchscreen keypad with large buttons for setting temperature and/or humidity conditions.
With 8” to 12” displays and an uncluttered graphics, the chamber condition can be seen clearly without having to walk over to it.
With the Graphs can be zoomed, moved in either X or Y axis and there is even a pointer to display the conditions at a specific point on the graph.
Profiles can be created with nested loops, pause functions and even Stop or Dwell at the end of a profile.
Logfiles are created automatically when a profile is run but can also be started manually. The logfile format is .csv for quick importing into packages such as Excel.
SIMPLEtouch comes as standard with a TCP-IP (LAN) MODbus interface for remote monitoring and/or control. There are also Translator programs available for RS232, GPIB and even BiSync interfaces.
On more powerful chambers, faults are displayed as a list of “LEDs” with a description of the fault. These latch where needed so that temporary faults remained displayed until Cleared.
A comprehensive Diagnostic Screen is installed on more powerful chambers and shows details such as refrigerant gas pressures, compressor currents, intercooler temperature, etc.