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  1. iVP Control Software • Three control options available. • Dedicated hardware control console. • Achieves maximum iVP capabilities. • Windows based PC (Laptop or desktop). • Windows 2000 / XP Pro, using DirectX. • Allows use of PSX Pad controller, mouse & keyboard. • User’s own control system software. • Telemetry protocols made available • Custom device drivers & interface software available

  2. iVP Control Console Software • Embedded PC, running under PTSDOS • Robust, fast execution • Code stored on compact flash card • Multi-page Graphical User Interface (GUI) • Console controllers are primary inputs • Optional keyboard used for page navigation & input • PC does not control iVP directly

  3. Console Status Page • Real-time display of Console Controllers • Controllers (Buttons & Joystick axes) are ‘assigned’ to valves in the iVP • Displays valve assignments and function descriptions • Shows status of console telemetry

  4. Console Status Page

  5. Console Status PagePushbutton Status • A-coil output value • Valve assigned to button • Valve ON indicator • Valve function • Momentary/Latching mode • A-coil direction text • B-coil output valve • Potentiometer position (max. output value) • Unassigned button • B-coil direction text • B-coil output value • Pushbuttons are ‘assigned’ to valves • Valve descriptions associate on assignment

  6. Console Status PageJoystick Status • B-coil direction text • B-coil output valve • B-coil output value • Unassigned Joystick Axis • A-coil output value • Active Trim value • A-coil direction text • Z-axis valve ON indicator • Trim active indicator • Valve function description • Unassigned axis (controller) text • Y-axis bargraph • Trim button indicator • Joystick axes are ‘assigned’ to valves

  7. Console Status PagePressure & Comms Status • Pressure setpoint bargraph • Pressure reducing valve output value • PRV assigned valve indicator (shown unassigned here) • iVP General Alarm indicator • Control console internal supply voltage • PRV assignment indicator • Pressure pot setpoint pressure • Measured PRV output pressure • Console embedded controller to iVP telemetry status indicator • Console embedded controller to iVP telemetry status indicator • PC to console embedded controller telemetry status indicator • PSX pad enabled indicator • PSX pad detected indicator • Control console internal temperature

  8. All PagesCommon Controls • Page Title • Event List status box • Software Version • Time • Date • Page Navigation buttons • Event List scroll buttons

  9. PSX Pad Status • PSX Pad is a ‘slave’ controller, and can be assigned to an already assigned console controller • Status page shows real-time status of the PSX pad input controllers • Valve assignments and descriptions are shown

  10. PSX Pad Status

  11. PSX Pad StatusButton Status • Up button direction text • Up button valve assigned • ‘L’ buttons unassigned • ‘L’ Index finger buttons • ‘R’ Index finger buttons • Valve ON indicator • Down button direction text • Down button assigned valve • Up/Down buttons valve description • PSX buttons can only be assigned as ‘slaves’ to Console buttons

  12. PSX Pad StatusJoystick Status • PSX pad Enable / Disable button • PSX pad enabled LED • Valve ON indicator • Joystick Trim active indicator • PSX pad enabled / disabled text • RHS Joystick Left direction valve assigned • RHS Joystick Left direction text • RHS Joystick valve description • Active trim value bargraph • RHS Joystick Right direction valve assigned • RHS Joystick Right direction text

  13. iVP Status • Displays current iVP ‘stack-up’ configuration • Displays names of valve functions & directions • Shows instantaneous valve outputs • Shows diagnostic information from Electronics Module

  14. iVP Status12-function with Torque Tool

  15. iVP StatusReduced and secondary supplies

  16. iVP StatusTypical Torque Tool controller

  17. iVP StatusElectronics Module Status • General Alarm indicator. • Compensation oil temperature. • Valve supply voltage regulator temperature. • +5V supply voltage regulator temperature. • 24V DC Input voltage. • Valve DC power supply voltage. • +20V rail voltage. • +10V rail voltage. • +5V rail voltage. • Primary supply oil ‘colour’. • System depth (in metres or feet). • Status indicator for telemetry.

  18. iVP StatusDirectional Module Status • Valve coil active indicator (ON state). • Valve 1A tag label. • Valve 1A output bargraph. • A-direction function description. • Valve 1 Description • B-direction function description • Valve 1B output bargraph. • Valve 1B tag label. • Type of directional module (NG3 or NG6). • Active valve coil indicator in OFF state. • Type of controller assigned to this valve (joystick in this case).

  19. iVP StatusPRV Module Status • Open Loop control mode indicator (active). • Pressure Reducing Valve (PRV) tag identifier. • Inlet supply oil colour coded mimic. • Measured inlet supply oil pressure (in bars or psi). • Closed Loop control mode indicator (inactive). • Pressure setpoint value. • Measured reduced outlet oil pressure (in bars or psi). • Outlet oil colour coded mimic. • Drive signal bargraph.

  20. iVP StatusTorque Tool Module Status • Torque Tool module identifier. • Pressure Reducing Valve (PRV) tag identifier. • Measured inlet supply oil pressure (in bars or psi). • Measured reduced oil pressure (in bars or psi). • Inlet supply oil colour coded mimic. • PRV symbol. • Drive signal bargraph. • Directional valve tag identifier. • Controller type assigned (Torque-Tool type). • A coil direction (CW rotation). • Tool (valve) description. • Reduced oil colour coded mimic • B coil direction (CCW rotation). • Directional valve drive signal bargraph.

  21. iVP StatusPressure Colour Coding 1 & 8. Reduced pressure colour coded mimic. 2. Midsection Blank module. 3, 4 & 9. Secondary supply colour coded mimic. 5 & 7. Primary supply colour coded mimic. 6. PRV Module.

  22. Video Overlay Control • Shows status of 4 configurable video overlay pages. • One page can be ‘active’ at a time with facility to switch between pages quickly. • Pre-programmed static text and live data values can be placed anywhere on the screen. • Transparent or opaque backgrounds. • Plain coloured background or overlayed onto incoming video signal. • Adjustable foreground and background intensity.

  23. Video Overlay Control

  24. Video Overlay ControlActive Page Mimic • Line number (1 to 17). • Opaque or Transparent background indicator (for each line). • Green border means this page is active (ON). • Page Number ident (1 to 4). • Active ON indicator. • Overlayed mode indicator. • Solid background (non overlayed or title page) mode indicator. • Display area mimic (shows what is currently being output to the video monitor when page is ON.

  25. Video Overlay ControlInactive Page Mimic • Coloured background (available in solid background mode). • Inactive ON indicator. • Overlayed mode indicator (inactive). • Solid background (non overlayed or title page) mode indicator. • Opaque or Transparent background indicator (for each line). • Line number (1 to 17). • Green indicator when video signal is detected on input connector (overlay mode only available when this is lit – otherwise, a solid background will be applied).

  26. Video Overlay ControlPage Editor

  27. Torque Tool Controller • Shows status of Torque Tool controller. • Only available when torque tool module is fitted to iVP, or a PRV and NG6 module are configured for torque tool control. • Instantaneous display of all torque tool feedback sensors and control inputs.

  28. Torque Tool Controller

  29. Torque Tool ControllerSocket Rotation Indicator • CCW rotation arrow (grey = inactive). • Indicator disk – this spins in synchronisation with tool socket. • 12-o’clock or TDC marker. • Tool status (Running). • CW rotation arrow (green = turning CW). • CCW rotation arrow (red = turning CCW). • Tool status (Stalled). • CW rotation arrow (grey = inactive).

  30. Torque Tool ControllerTool Feedback Indicator • Socket turns display. • Socket rotation speed in RPM. • Current direction (CW or CCW). • Direction of total turns displayed. • Tool identifier (Tool 1 or 2). • Tool description. • Instantaneous measured torque output from tool. • Torque units (Nm or lbf.ft) • Torque direction (CW or CCW). • Tool class maximum output. • Tool class identifier.

  31. Torque Tool ControllerTool Statuses and Classes • Stopped (no active command signal, tool static). • Running (socket is rotating). • Stalled (Tool is commanded to turn, but socket is stalled). • Torqueing (Tool is applying torque in an automated sequence – this is the active torque phase). • Torqueing (Tool is applying torque in an automated sequence – this is the back-off torque phase). • Finished (torque sequence completed).

  32. Torque Tool ControllerTool Speed Controller • Joystick scaling factor (allows speed sensitivity to be reduced). • Joystick Z-axis command signal value. • CCW command signal bargraph,. • Tool configuration file name. • Speed limiter value (limits socket rotation automatically). • CW command signal bargraph. • Joystick 2 Z-axis always used for tool speed input command.

  33. Torque Tool ControllerDirectional & PRV valve status • CCW valve assigned tag. • CCW valve command output active. • CCW valve output signal bargraph. • Hydraulic pressure crash indicator. • Measured supply pressure. • PRV command signal bargraph. • Equivalent pressure scale. • CW valve assigned tag. • CW valve output signal bargraph. • Measured reduced pressure. • Pressure limited indicator. • System depth (for pressure offset calculations). • All units can be set to metric or imperial.

  34. Torque Tool ControllerTorque Selector • CCW pressure valves. • Arrow shows which pressure setting is currently selected. (LOW torque in this case). • Medium torque values. • High Torque values. • Pressure value for preset torque setting. • Control mode display. • CW pressure values. • Arrow shows which pressure setting is currently selected. • Pressure command from console ‘Pressure Pot’ vernier control. • Current selected pressure output value. • Torque tool last calibration date. • Open Loop Pressure mode. • Outputs a fixed drive signal to PRV coil.

  35. Torque Tool ControllerTorque Selector • Vernier dial control selected, rather than a preset value. • Closed Loop Pressure mode selected. • Vernier dial selected. • Closed Loop Pressure mode. • Adjusts PRV signal to achieve correct output pressure.

  36. Torque Tool ControllerTorque Selector • Pressure values are set to imperial to show psi rather than bars in this example. • ‘Smart’ Pressure control mode indicator. • CW and CCW pressure values can be set independently. • High pressure is selected here. • Smart Pressure mode. • Operates at minimum pressure to sustain rotation. • Ramps up pressure in a controlled manner when tool stalls.

  37. Torque Tool ControllerTorque Selector • Medium Torque selected here. • ‘Smart’ Torque control mode indicator. • Medium Torque selected here. • Safety pressure limit for CW rotation. (Pressure will not exceed this value). • Safety pressure limit for CW rotation. (Pressure will not exceed this value). • Smart Torque mode. • Operates at minimum pressure to sustain rotation. • Automated torque-up sequence operates when tool stalls.

  38. Torque Tool ControllerTorque Tool Configuration

  39. Torque Tool ControllerControl Loop Configuration

  40. Torque Tool ControllerTorque Transducer Calibration

  41. System ConfigurationController Status

  42. System ConfigurationValve Assignment

  43. System ConfigurationPSX Pad Controller Assignment

  44. System ConfigurationiVP Configuration

  45. Windows Based iVP Control Software • Operates under Windows 32-bit operating system. • Windows 2000 Professional or XP Professional recommended. • Fast and configurable. • Operates from Laptop or Desktop / Rack-mount PCs. • Optional dual display monitor capability. • Uses DirectX to access Sony PSX Pad controller & modeless keyboard input with simultaneous keyboard keypresses. • Serial communications via COM port or USB. • PSX pad connects via USB • Software on CD Rom, or PC system can be supplied. • Tritech SCU3 can run iVP control software if required.

  46. Customer Specific iVP Control Software • Windows version for Hot-Stab tooling operations

  47. User Control Software • iVPs can be integrated into existing or customer-written software suites. • Protocol formats and interface details provided. • Assistance given with integration. • Device drivers, interface software modules or bridges/translators can be provided by Tritech. • Easy retrofit capabilities to existing systems.

  48. For More Information Tritech International Ltd., Peregrine Road, Westhill Business Park, Westhill, Aberdeen AB32 6JL. Tel. +44 (0)1224 744111 Fax +44 (0)1224 741771 E-mail: