The PC-5500 combines cutting-edge
technology with ease of use and low maintenance. This compact,
easily-programmed, microcomputer-based industrial control is
capable of communications, data logging and user-programmable
process control. The PC-5500 is designed to be easily expandable
and accommodates a wide variety of Input/Output (I/O) requirements.
The hardware options include essential components such as nonvolatile
memory, real-time clock and calendar, analog input channels,
timers, counters, optically-isolated DC I/O lines. An RS-485
communications port is provided to facilitate remote programming
and data collection between controls or a Personal Computer.
The display and control panel consists of a 31-key membrane panel,
2 - 40 character alphanumeric vacuum fluorescent displays, and
28 LED indicators that can be custom labeled with text to continuously
indicate the status of inputs and outputs. The PC-5500 is designed
to work with the IO-2500 and IO-5500 Input/Output modules.
The PC-5500 Software is designed to be modular and consists of
a library of functions that were developed in a combination of
C and Assembly Language. As new features and needs are identified,
additional drivers can be added to this library. Specific applications
can be constructed by Custom Control Systems from this library
to meet various control needs. The resultant code is compiled
and placed into an EPROM on the processor board. The PC-5500
is specifically designed to control industrial washing machines,
however the PC-5500 can be modified for use with many different
types of industrial machine.
A System In Control
In order to insure that the PC-5500 executes formulas exactly
as they were programmed, a check sum error detection scheme is
used to check the integrity of nonvolatile memory. If an error
is detected all operations stop and an error alarm is sounded
All products manufactured by Custom Control Systems Inc. are
warranted against defects in material and workmanship for two
years from date of purchase. If a defect occurs, the product
will be repaired free of charge during the warranty period. Full
details outlined in product manual.