Hand Held PDA
DSL's Hand-Held PDA Terminal provides a method of controlling
the plant remotely using a Hand-Held Pocket PC device. It
integrates seamlessly into DSL's AutoPilot4Feed control system,
allowing the operators to monitor and make changes to several key
areas from anywhere around the plant.
The Hand-Held terminals feature a large clear touch-sensitive
screen and backlight. They come with the latest Windows Mobile
operating system and are supplied in durable shockproof casing;
well suited for harsh environments that also protects them against
dust and moisture. Each hand-held terminal has a range of
approximately 20 metres from the Wireless Access Point (WAP), but
this can be extended by adding further WAPs throughout the
DSL Systems has taken great care to ensure that the Hand-Held
terminals are simple to use and that operators are provided with
easy to follow touch-screen interfaces with clear information to
allow them to perform many tasks swiftly and effortlessly. Many
features are very similar to AutoPilot4Feed.
Always on view (at the top of each screen) is displayed the
number of unacknowledged alarms (out of the total number of alarms)
and the Tonnes per Hour for the plant. This gives you a very quick
overview. Alarms are displayed in real-time and can be acknowledged
simply by touching them. The system can be configured to display
any single alarm area, or all alarm areas together.
The Day Programme provides the operator with real-time
information about what is about to be produced in the plant.
The Overrides page allows operators to view and perform
overrides on any item within the plant. If an operator has to
perform some maintenance on a piece of plant, they can stand next
the plant item and actually operate it; watching to see if it
operates correctly. This eliminates the need to have a second
person with a radio in the control room. When in Override mode,
automatic control in the batching plant is suspended. The operator
can remove Override mode and the plant then reverts back to
automatic. The previous four items are shown with their current
status and can be selected simply by touching the screen.
Production lines can also be monitored and adjusted remotely
using the Hand-Held terminal. The Overview page provides the
operator with live summary information for each line, and touching
the screen on the desired production line displays more detailed
information and allows the operator to adjust various settings in
real-time. Additional features include the ability to perform a
cleanout or dump.
Other options for the Hand-Held PDA are:-
- Using the barcode reader to log bags onto site.
- Bin stock checks and on-line adjustment
- Feeder calibration
- Viewing hand additives requirements.
And much more…