Basic Tutorial - General Controllers

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Related Links: Notepad++, General Controller, PGMs


Section 8 Overview

Please use these videos together with Section 8 of the Basic SysCAD Tutorial, which is distributed with the SysCAD full install.

We will continue to use the project that we have constructed and modified in the previous sections.

You will add a General Controller unit to the project and use this to control the extent of the Cobalt reaction, according to the following equation:

Cobalt Reaction Extent = 90 + 0.012 * Autoclave Temperature (in Kelvin)

Note:

  1. If possible, please ensure that Notepad++ is set up as the Text Editor in the General Options window.
    • Please see Notepad++ if you require help to install or set this up as the default editor.
    • You only have to set this up once on your computer and thereafter it will always default to Notepad++.
  2. The online Help Documentation is very useful when writing Control logic in the General Controller. Please refer to PGMs for syntax and general questions.


Insert a General Control Unit and Open a new Control File

  • Section 8.2: Shows how to insert a General Controller unit into a project and open a new Control file.
  • YouTube link (Allows you to watch in Full Screen mode)
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Write a Simple Control File

  • Section 8.3: Shows how to add a Reaction using the SysCAD Reaction Editor.
  • YouTube link (Allows you to watch in Full Screen mode)
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Display Calculated Variables in the Access Window

  • Section 8.3: Describes some common problems with Reaction and Reaction extents.
  • YouTube link (Allows you to watch in Full Screen mode)
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Writable Variables and Text in the Access Window

  • Section 8.3: Briefly explains some of the information available for each Reaction in a Reaction Block.
  • YouTube link (Allows you to watch in Full Screen mode)
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