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8864 Display and Account Overview

This article will cover all the features of the 8864 touchscreen display as well as go over the steps to change the PIN pad code and create new user accounts in the data controller.

Note: This article is based on 8864 firmware v5.03r16.

Touchscreen Display Functions

The default view for the touchscreen is the Home Screen, shown in Figure 1. This screen is a real-time display of all the channels in the data controller with their instantaneous values and data flags. The arrows on the right side of the screen scroll through the pages of channels. If the arrow is grayed out, then there are no more channels in that direction.

The second icon down the left side menu is the Cals screen, touching the icon will bring up the screen as shown in Figure 2. This screen shows a list of all the calibrations in the data controller along with the calibration type, the current status, and the result of the last calibration that ran. The status is pending if the calibration is not running and will display the phase and time remaining if a calibration is running. The result of the last calibration can be:

  • Blank - the calibration hasn’t run
  • Passed – the calibration was within limits
  • Failed – the calibration wasn’t within limits
  • Aborted – the calibration was aborted before completion  

By touching the name of a calibration, it will bring up a detailed screen on that calibration, as shown in Figure 3. This screen shows a list of all channels that are calibrated as part of the sequence and the expected value for each. The green Start Cal button in the lower right can be pressed to start the calibration.

After the calibration is started, the Calibration Sequence screen will change to the Active Cal Detail screen as shown in Figure 4. This screen displays the phase of the calibration and the time remaining at the top. The center of the screen shows each channel, the real-time actual value, the expected value, the real-time error value, and the drift and OOC limits. The red Abort button in the lower right can be pressed to abort the calibration.

The third icon down the menu on the left is the Graphs screen, as shown in Figure 5. This screen shows a channel’s minute data plotted over time. By touching the channel name at the top of the graph, you can change the channel being displayed. This is a quick and easy way for the controller to look at trends in your data for the past hour.

The fourth icon down the menu on the left is the I/O Digitals screen, as shown in Figure 6. This screen shows a listing of all the digital inputs and outputs in the controller. Touching an output line will toggle that line to the opposite state (active to inactive or inactive to active).

When starting a calibration or toggling a digital line you may see a PIN pad pop-up on the screen, as shown in Figure 7. If you do not know the default PIN call ESC Support at (512) 250-7901. This PIN can be changed in the controller settings.

The controller settings can be reached by pushing the 'More' icon on the left side menu; however, the icon only works while a keyboard is plugged in. You will be prompted to login to get to the traditional MDI screen shown in Figure 8.

The following commands will take you to the screen to change the front panel PIN (assuming you are logged in at the admin level):

C Configuration Menu -> S Configure System Parameters -> A Configure User Accounts -> P Change Front Panel PIN

This will bring up a typical password change screen, as shown in Figure 9. Simply type the admin password and the new PIN, then confirm the new PIN.

Note: The PIN must be between 4 and 8 numeric characters!

Touchscreen Display Functions

The user accounts menu, as shown in Figure 10, is reached in the MDI by the following commands:

C Configuration Menu -> S Configure System Parameters -> A Configure User Accounts

From here the current password can be changed. This works for any level of account but only affects that user.

Note: It is highly recommended to NOT change the default admin password. ESC Support may need to log into the data controller and will need the admin password. If a different admin password is desired, it is instead recommended to create a second admin account.

The rest of the functions are restricted to admin level only. These include:
  • Viewing a list of all user accounts
  • Adding a new user account
  • Deleting a user account
  • Setting password restrictions
  • Changing the front panel PIN
  • Enabling disabled users

When adding a new user account, there will be prompts for:
  • User Name – Cannot be longer than 32 alpha-numeric characters and all lower-case
  • Password – Must meet the configured password requirements
  • Confirm Password – Must match the password
  • PW change on first login? – Forces the user to change their password on initial login
  • Group – the access level of the user (alarm, login, priv, config, supervisor, or admin)

For details on the access of each user group, refer to the Menu Access section (pages 40 – 44) of the 8864 v5.03r16 User Guide (requires login).

Contact the ESC Support Team if you have questions about using these 8864 features.
 512-250-7901  •

Contact the ESC Sales Team to inquire about purchasing an 8864 or any of the ESC Engineering Services.
512-250-7902  •

The ESC Engineering Staff    Published: 6/18/2018 11:04:16 AM

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