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Eurotherm Dimension Controller Software Loading

Postby Unidec » Thu Aug 09, 2012 11:07 am

This information is pertaining to loading a Eurotherm Dimension 8725 Controller with control software.

Connect the PC RS-232 communications cable to the Dimension controller.

If the software is not installed or corrupted on the PC, load the software now.
Install the Autoload software on the PC
Install the Starwin softare on the PC

Use Autoload to load the Dimension controller
1) Place the DIMSTAR disk in the floppy drive, click OK
2) select the oven type on the advanced tab
3) Click Load software, software should begin loading and display progess.

You may also load the Dimension controller using the OS9 Kermit load software
Go to the Dimstar directory using dos prompt from windows:
c:\dimstar and run OS9 <enter>

The program should talk to com1 and display a # prompt from the controller.
At the # prompt enter SHELL<enter>, you will then get a $ prompt

Press F1 to load each of the following files:

cycle power
AT the # prompt enter SHELL<enter>
At the $ prompt
type Dir <enter> to see if the files are in memory
type Beltboot to boot the controller before running Starwin
A series of question marks should print "???????????"
Run Starwin on the PC

To verify the Dimension controller hardware do the following:
Use hyperterminal or another terminal emulation program to talk to the controller.
A series of question marks should print "???????????"
Press Ctrl-B then type T <cr> to enter terminal mode

A pound sign (#) should appear on the terminal window. Enter any of the following commands to talk to the IO cards in the Dimesion controller at the # prompt

PR AT(1)
the response should be 192, 06, 04, 00, 00, 00.....
PR AT(2)
the response should be 08, 06, 01, 01, 00, 00, 00.....
PR AT(3)
the response should be 00, 06, 04, 00, 02, 00, 00, 00.....
the response should be 08, 08, 08, 08, 18, 18, 12, 12, 01, 01....

Power cycle the controller
Run Dimstar
Dimstar should connect to the controller
Load recipes

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