Controller Display

Last updated on 2019-10-29 4 mins. to read

​Controller Display

The base controller font panel allows access to controller settings, realtime measured values and device configuration information:

By pressing the 'A' button, the user can change between different display modes:

  • Controller Settings
  • Realtime Measurements
  • Device Configuration Information
Key Functions
  • Rotate between different display modes
  • Movement in the screen downwards or to the right
  • Decrease a previously selected value
  • Movement in the screen upwards or to the left
  • Increase a previously selected value
  • Movement in the screen to the left
  • Return to the previous menu when the application is OFF
  • Return to the I/O menu or possibly an active menu when the application is ON
  • Display of the screen for the menu associated with the field that is flashing
  • Selection of value to be modified

Controller Settings

Initially, the input/output screen is displayed:

  • Line 1: State of inputs: 1 to 9, A to G.
  • Line 2: if there is an extension (indicated here by EXT1), the state of the I/O of the extension can be seen by pressing the "-" key. You must press the "+" key to return to the I/O of the base.
  • Line 3: State of outputs: 1 to 9, A.
  • Line 4: Clock.

When the program is in ON mode, active states of the I/O are indicated by a dot (e.g.: input 4, output 6).  For inputs the dot indicates that the bit input is physically at 1. If this input is analogue, it is the switching threshold which is represented. For outputs, the dot indicates that the output has been activated by the application.

Note: while the controller enables a total of 16 inputs, and 10 outputs, the cable temperature system utilises only eight inputs and two output:

  • cable temperature input 1, 2, ... 8 = controller input 5, 6, ,,,D
  • cable temperature output 1,2 = controller output 1, 2

The status bar at the bottom of the display reflects the following:

State of the controller. In ON mode it is moving, in OFF mode it is stationary.
Faults have appeared (see Fault Menu).
The controller is connected to the programming workshop, to HMI.
The application is protected by a password.


Pressing the OK key switches the display from the INPUTS-OUTPUTS screen to the main menu:

  • ON/OFF Menu
  • SYSTEM menu
  • Checksum menu

Real-Time Measurements

Basic Mode (4 cables per screen)

  • ST1  - sheath temperature cable 1, °C
  • ST2  - sheath temperature cable 2, °C
  • ...
  • ST8  - sheath temperature cable 8, °C

Advanced Mode (one cable per screen)

  • ST - sheath temperature, °C
  • CT - conductor temperature, °C
  • PL - power loss in the cable, W

Note: conductor temperature and power loss are estimated based on simplified resistance and thermal calculations and should be considered approximate

Device Configuration Information

Ths screen provides the necessary configuration information required to take advantage of our data logging or analytics services.