Dryspec Controls

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Dryspec Controls

Windsor’s Dryspec™ series is user-friendly, robust and effective drying process control and reporting system. It is designed as a PC/PLC application using ‘off the shelf’ components.

Dryspec 2000

Dryspec™ is the base process, control and reporting system, with add-on advanced packages and management options to meet particular needs, including energy management.

DryspecTM has been designed by Windsor, SCION and Automation & Electronics and is a Windsor based SCADA system which is easy to operate, yet powerful in functionality.

It is an advanced management system providing centralised control and a database of any number of timber drying kilns and conditioning chambers plus integration of in-kiln moisture content systems and heat plant.
Windsor Drytrack Controls
Windsor Drytrack Controls

Standard Features

▪  Start, pause, restart and stop facility
▪  Sophisticated multi-step schedule designer including:
▪  Set Point ramps
▪  Graphical display
▪  Endpoint on time, T.D.A.L., drying progress or MC (if in kiln MC system installed)
▪  Inlet or outlet control per schedule stop
▪  Accurate, high frequency user-configurable charge graphs
▪  Adjustable fan reversal timer and speed
▪  Vent and control valve position display with manual override
▪  Manual restart on power failure
▪  Archiving of all recorded data
▪  Basic reporting package which includes: charge and packet details, runtime data and events log
EMC and RH display
▪  Configurable alarms including: priority, pager, audible, visual, logging and acknowledge.
▪  Charge builder including: drag and drop chamber loading, and chamber queues
▪  Remote modem access and support

Advanced Options

These packages can be integrated with the base Dryspec 2000 package to give enhanced and extended functionality
  • Airflow Indicator: On screen display of fillet velocity
  • Advanced Scheduler:
    • Conditional set point ramps
    • On set point timing
    • Advanced set point control including:
- Additional outlet control options
- Additional MC end-point options
- Zone control (requires Dryzone/ Drytrack moisture content measurement system)
  • Advanced Reporter
    • Extended charge, production and endpoint reporting
    • Downtime/Utilisation reporting
  • Energy management: used for optimising energy use
This module interfaces the kiln drying and heat plant/energy systems and is customised to suit site requirements and capabilities, and includes:
  • Dynamic Priority: prioritises kiln chambers depending on the stage of drying
  • Flow/Pressure/Temperature: a combination of these (depending on hardware fitted) can be used to monitor and manage kiln energy usage
  • External Energy set point, where the energy limit can be set from the energy supply system.
Kilnwatch 1000 & 2000 Models are designed for smaller sites with less control requirements. Contact Windsor if you require further information
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