Employing the run-time version of Microsoft® Access 2000, 5D Configurator software lets you define, store, edit, download, upload, and manage any number of “configurations” for a connected array of one to sixteen independent Daytronic “5D” Signal Conditioner Modules.
Every “5D configuration” actually consists of a numbered set of individual module configurations (or “setups”), one for each module in the connected network, along with general information pertaining to the complete collection of individual module setups. Every real-world application of a particular 5D module requires its own unique configuration. A module “configuration” is a set of operating parameters that instruct the signal conditioner precisely how it is to collect and process sensor-based measurement data. The information contained in a 5D module configuration includes module-specific setup parameters and calibration data.
Specifically, the 5D Configurator lets you
- set up and test serial communications between the PC running the Configurator software and each and every connected 5D module
- enter identifying and descriptive information for each connected 5D module, including module model number, serial number, tag name, optional description string, and optional transducer model/serial number
- define module-specific setup values, including each module’s analog filter cutoff frequencies, plus the DC excitation level (2, 5, or 10 V)
- define or view general parameters relating to the entire set of individual module configurations, including file path and size, configuration description, creator code, comments, etc.
perform selected run-time operations, including — both “absolute” and two-point (deadweight) calibration of a specific module
- sending one or more standard mnemonic commands to a specific module
- applying a positive or negative calibration shunt to a specific DC or AC Strain Gage Module
- download an individual module configuration to a specific module
- download an entire 5D configuration to a network of modules
- upload the current configuration(s) of all connected modules to a new configuration file, for storage and/or editing
- upload an individual module configuration (to be appended to the presently open configuration file)
- “refresh” an existing module configuration based on the active setup values of the corresponding connected module
- view/print any of several different configuration reports or save the report as a “.txt” file