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When you press the mainscreen 1 or 2
button 2x you enter the working mode.
As before, the icon of the baler will
change in a load and a capacity indicator from the moment you exceed a PTO
speed of 600 rev/min.
On the top of the main screen you can see
a number of icons which indicate which options are installed and/or active. You
can have :
-An indication for greasing system
-An indicator for fans. Until 600 rpm you
will see a cross through the symbol indicating that the fans are installed but
-An indication for maintenance that has to
-An indication for the position of the
Each time the same : if an symbol pops up
with a cross over it, it indicates that this particular option is installed but
not active because some conditions havent been fullfilled.
To switch the automatic and manual mode,
you can select the upper right button and you can change the density with the +
or – buttons.
Depending the options which are
installed, you can have a number of icons popping up in the menu structure at
the right side.
to switch your worklights on or
off, for the flashlight on/off or if an electrical bale length system has been
installed – a button to knot manually.
If one of these buttons are not visible,
this indicates that the option is not set to installed in the machine setup
screen. Adjust if necessary.
C. Field settings
This menuitem is only visible when a
electrical bale length kit is installed or when a moisture kit is installed AND
in the machine setup page is set to installed.
In this screen, you can calibrate your
bale length. In the first box you fill in your desired bale length. You make a
few bales (preferrable at least 3) and measure these bales. Make an average of
the length and fill this in in the second box. Your bale length system is now
In the 3rd box, you can set a minimum
moisture level which is acceptable during the work.
If the moisture drops under this value you will get an warning.
In the 3th box, you can set the maximum
moisture level which is acceptable during the work. If the moisture exceeds
this value, you will get an warning (Moisture too high).
With the On/Off button you can activate/deactivate the warnings.
D. Memory page
When pressing 2x on the memory page, you
In the mainscreen, you have the overview of the saved memories.
The number of icons you see on the screen
(such as uncut bales, cut bales, moisture, bale length) depends on the
installed options and are not always visible.
the field :
-With memory “0” selected, you give in a
job name in the “job name” field and start baling.
-Each time a bale is dropped, the counter
-At the completion of the field you can
edit the number of bales (e.g. Subtract an open bale). This has to be done in
memory “0”. All other memories will not be editable.
-You press the store button (disk in the
right upper corner) and at that moment your active job is shifted to memory
page 1. The data that was in memory 1 shifts to 2, 2 to 3 ...
-The memory “0” is reset to 0 and is ready
for a next job.
In total we have a memory space of 20
places available. If you exceed that number, you loose your 21th data
E. Service interval
Pressing the service interval button 2x
brings you in the service interval page.
With the button in the middle you can
tell the system that your maintenance has been done. There is a button for the
10h, 50h, 100h, 250h and 2500 bales service interval. You can also see a
counter which shows how many hours already passed since last service check.
With the buttons on the right, you can
have a summary of dates and amount of total bales and hours when last service
has been done
F. User settings
In the user settings menu, you can adapt
some configurations. This screen is mainly for the driver and contains :
-Oiling interval (only visible when
installed in the machine setup) can be changed to high, normal, low, test to
meet the field conditions you are working in. This setting changes the waiting
time between 2 oiling pulses.
-Greasing interval : same as for the
-Show warnings : enabling this function
will give you a popup when a warning occurs
-Show service interval : enabling this
function will give you a popup when service needs to be done.
-Sound enabled : enabling this function
will enable the sound of the monitor. (on warnings)
G. Machine setup
In the machine setup screen you can setup
the configuration of your machine. Flashlight installed, moisture installed,
pickup stop ...
Pay attention that not all parameters are
changeable. To change a number of parameters you need to enter a dealer mode.
The information screen shows you some
totals (bales and hours) of your baler. You can also find the serial number of
your baler in this screen and also the machine type and cutter type are
displayed. There are no changeable items in this screen.
I. Active errors
Pressing 2x the active error button, a
summary of the active errors are displayed.
Each error is represented by 3 things :
-An error code
-An indication of which sensor / output is
-A short description of what is happening
(e.g. Line open, voltage too low ...)
You cannot delete the active errors. You
can only use the up and down arrows to scroll the complete list.
J. Error overview
In the error overview screen, you will
have an summary of all errors which were and still are active. After each error
there is a checkbox.
To delete : 2 possibilities :
-Select the wanted errors with the
checkbox and press the delete button (2nd from top)
-Press the ‘delete all’ button (3rd from
top) and all errors will be deleted.
Errors which are still active popup
immediately back on the screen and have to be solved first.
K. Screen setup
To setup your workscreens, you can select
a number of parameters in the screen setup pages. Screen setup 1 is for main
screen 1, screen setup 2 for main screen 2.
The number of parameters in the list will
depend again on the installed options.
L. Diagnosis inputs
In this page you can see all inputs that
come into the BCM. In this way you can diagnose a defect sensor, broken wire
For a number of sensors (mistie sensor
and load sensor) you also have a calibration button which guides you through
The monitor does noet indicate the 5
zones any more but gives only an indication ‘high’, ‘low’, ‘defect’.