Field installation setup guide

GUIDES & TEMPLATES

PREAUDIT & SYSTEM REVIEW FEASIBILITY STUDY

AUDIT KIT - QUICK START GUIDE

SENSOR INSTALLATION GUIDE - MODBUS

SENSOR INSTALLATION GUIDE - ANALOG INPUTS

CAL-EDGE-0 QUICK SETUP GUIDE

Getting started with CAL-EDGE-0 edge device

Getting started with CAL-EDGE-8 audit device

FIELD INSTALLATION SETUP

AUDIT FIELD INSTALLATION SETUP

PERMANENT MONITORING FIELD INSTALLATION SETUP

CALMS

SENSOR INSTALLATION SETUP CHECKLIST

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Connecting sensors, transmitters, master controllers and equipment controllers to CALMS device can be done with many different connection.

Standard supported

  • Hardwire analog 4-20mA
  • Modbus RTU – 485
  • Modbus TCP via network switch
  • ADS
  • OPC …

Installing sensors network requires in-depth knowledge !

Please leave the installation to professional contractors.

Not following the specifications can result in incorrect communications and equipment damage!

CALMS devices that are supported in this manual are:

- CAL-PM-x - permanent monitoring and control device

- CAL-EDGE-0 - edge gateway

- CAL-EDGE-8 - audit temporary measurement device

On CALMS cloud application follow CALMS Setup documentation to create new system, start with general information about the system, where you must select and add edge device or more of them to the system.

Next Setup step is to create PI&D schematic of equipment and instrumentation used in the system. CALMS platform has integrated many standard sensors, compressor controllers and master controllers with predefined addresses and registers used in compressed air systems.

In case sensor is not available to select please contact CALMS support@calms.com with sensor model name, communication type and all comm settings together with sensor manual to verify settings.

CAL-EDGE-0 gateway

CAL-EDGE-8 audit

ON light must be on when device is connected to powersupply and complete software is running.

COMM light must blink when communication to the internet is working. If light is not blinking connect external internet by ethernet or mobile USB-LAN tethering to troubleshoot.

Check EDGE device manual for detail information about connections and technical details.

Modbus rtu – rs485 sensor connection

RS485 is a differential balanced line over twisted pair. It can span a relatively large distance up to 1200m | 4000 feet. However, you will have to be aware of the voltage drop: The power at the end of the line is not the same as at the beginning. It depends on the specific cable resistance and the power consumption of each sensor

The wires should be connected in a point-to-point configuration, called a daisy chain.

Do not install a star or ring network. This may cause reflections of the signals.

  • The main cable goes from the Master to all sensors. It contains three wires: the twisted pair wires (A = DATA- and B = DATA+) which carry the digital signal and the GND or “common” wire, which is absolutely essential for providing a proper reference to the Modbus transceivers.
  • The main cable is shielded. Ideally, the shield is separated from the 0 Volt line, but it may be combined when you are absolutely sure that the shield is clean of voltage fluctuations.

When the line is longer then 10m use termination resistor. In case of an RS485 twisted pair cable this termination is typically between 120 and 130 Ω, between DATA- and DATA+.

TEST SENSOR CONNECTION WITH COMPUTER - LAPTOP

When all sensors are connected in daisy chain check that all device ID and comm parameters, wiring is correct with laptop with Modbus test software. You can use modbus scanner software like:

ModScan: https://www.win-tech.com/

CAS scanner modbus: http://freemodbus.com/download/

ModRSsim2: https://sourceforge.net/projects/modrssim2/

Simply modbus : https://www.simplymodbus.ca/RTUmaster.htm and USB to RS485 converter like DSD TECH SH-U11 USB to RS485.

MODBUS RTU – 485 Checklist

  1. [ ] Install sensor and connect power supply (check sensor manual), confirm that sensor is showing correct measurement on its local display (if provided)
  2. [ ] In case of multiple sensors, use RS485 daisy chain connection
  3. [ ] On each connected sensor in the daisy chain set the correct communication settings. Each sensor must have assigned unique Unit ID (MODBUS ID) and all sensors must have same communication parameters (Baud rate, Data bits, Stop bits, Parity)
  4. [ ] Prepare IQ (Instrumentation Qualification) table with signal names and all MODBUS communication settings (template can be found on www.docs.calms.com)
  5. [ ] Connect daisy chain to PC (use RS485 to USB converter) and test MODBUS readings of all sensors and confirm receiving proper values by filling IQ table
  6. [ ] If there are no readings or wrong values on PC MODBUS tester, double check communication parameters and wiring connection (try swapping A and B wires). In case readings are still not available contact sensor supplier.
  7. [ ] When all the readings on the PC are correct connect daisy chain to master CAL-EDGE device and follow the CALMS setup procedure with correct sensor setup – use IQ table.
  8. [ ] Verify all readings with CALMS and sensors and confirm receiving proper values by filling IQ table.
  9. [ ] If there are no charts and values in CALMS inspect page please send email to support@calms.com with system name and add support user the system. Attached photos of sensors setup page and connection connector with attached signal list and sensor manual.

If you request assistance from the CALMS support before completing the final checkbox step(marked with blue), we will charge you the hourly rate for support. Support costs are published in the CALMS price list.


Modbus tcp ip ethernet sensor connection

CAL-EDGE has one standard RJ45 port used to implement TCP/IP connection. Supported protocols so far are: MODBUS TCP/IP, ADS and OPC UA. CAL-EDGE device has pre-configured fixed IP (192.168.0.102) in case there are not any DHCP servers in the network. If DHCP server is present in the network CAL-EDGE device will obtain IP from DHCP server.

This port can also be used to connect device to the internet in case of 4G modem failure or low signal strength.

For ethernet connection use sensor supplier cables or when creating your own cable make sure that shielded twisted pair (STP) is used. Max length for all Ethernet cables: 100 meters.

For connecting multiple sensors to one CAL-EDGE use industrial routers.

MODBUS TCP/IP - Checklist

  1. [ ] Install sensor and connect power supply (check sensor manual), confirm that sensor is showing correct measurement on its local display (if provided)
  2. [ ] In case of multiple sensors, use industrial switches to establish a network of devices
  3. [ ] On each connected sensor in the network set the correct IP address. Each sensor must have assigned unique IP address
  4. [ ] Prepare IQ (Instrumentation Qualification) table with signal names and all MODBUS communication settings (template can be found on www.docs.calms.com)
  5. [ ] Connect PC to a network and test MODBUS readings of all sensors and confirm receiving proper values by filling IQ table
  6. [ ] If there are no readings or wrong values on PC MODBUS tester, double check communication settings and ethernet cables. In case readings are still not available contact sensor supplier.
  7. [ ] When all the readings on the PC are correct connect CAL-EDGE device to a network and follow the CALMS setup procedure with correct sensor setup – use IQ table.
  8. [ ] Verify all readings with CALMS and sensors and confirm receiving proper values by filling IQ table.
  9. [ ] If there are no charts and values in CALMS inspect page please send email to support@calms.com with system name and add support user the system. Attached photos of sensors setup page and connection connector with attached signal list and sensor manual.

If you request assistance from the CALMS before completing the final checkbox step(marked with blue), we will charge you the following costs.

Costs we incur in providing support to you.

Support costs are published in the applicable price list.

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