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Elektronikon MKIV System Description _________________________________________________________________________________________________ 1 General description

The Elektronikon MKIV regulator is the heart of most regulation systems used on Atlas Copco stationary compressors. The Elektronikon regulator is an advanced electronic control and monitoring system specifically designed to operate Atlas Copco stationary air compressors. On fixed speed machines the MKIV regulator maintains the compressed air net pressure between the programmed load and unload pressure settings by loading, unloading, starting or stopping the compressor automatically. The regulator uses an advanced control algorithm called DSS, delayed second stop, to minimize the power consumption of the compressor by only running the drive motor when absolutely necessary. This function also minimizes the number of motor starts to insure a long motor service life. On variable speed drive machines, VSDs, the MKIV regulator continuously compares the net pressure to the operator selected programmed setpoint pressure. The MKIV regulator then sends a control signal to the variable speed drive to adjust the compressor speed to either produce more air, if the net pressure is falling, or to produce less air if the net pressure is rising. The regulator also protects the compressor. It continuously monitors critical parameters of the compressor and shuts the unit down in the event of a problem. It acts as an operator interface allowing an operator access to the information monitored by the regulator through an efficiently laid out menu screen. Service parameters are also monitored and an operator is notified when service is required so that maintenance can be scheduled to suit the plant’s production needs. 2 Elektronikon MKIV Hardware

The MKIV is the latest generation of the Elektronikon regulator. The MKIV consists of three basic master module hardware platforms, Elektronikon I, Elektronikon II and Elektronikon III. The configurations of which type regulator is used on which compressor model along with input and output, I/O, details are given in table one at the end of this document. 2.1 Elektronikon MKIV-I

Elektronikon MKIV-I regulator is a very simple regulator used by smaller compressors that don’t have a lot of I/O requirements. It has a symbol based back lit LCD, liquid crystal display, and is intended to be an electronic replacement for simple electropneumatic control. The MKIV-I regulator has one pressure input, discharge pressure, and two temperature inputs, element outlet and LAT for FF units. The MKIV-I regulator has three digital inputs, emergency stop, motor overload and remote start/stop. The MKIV-I regulator has six digital outputs, star contactor, line contactor, delta contactor, load/unload solenoid valve, general shutdown and dryer control. The MKIV-I requires no programming on commissioning a simple process of parameter selection done at the faceplate of the regulator selecting which compressor is being controlled is all that is required. The regulator has no serial communication or expansion capabilities. The basic operational features that are not available with the MKIV-I that are available with the other regulators are no clock based control function, only one pressure set selection is possible and no sequencer control is possible. 2.2 Elektronikon MKIV-II

The Elektronikon MKIV-II regulator has a lot more features than the type I regulator and is intended to be used on larger compressors that have greater I/O and communication requirements. It has a 4x16 character back lit LCD and is alpha numeric. The type II regulator has two hardware sub platforms, the version A and the version B regulators. The basic functionality is the same between the two regulators the only difference is in the number of I/O and the communication ports that are available. The type II and the type I regulators are physically the same size.
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a CAN port and an expansion port. This flexibility will allow the MKIV system to take on more responsibility for control and monitoring of not only the air compressor but also other pieces of equipment that one normally finds in a compressor room. The version C regulator has four pressure inputs. a CAN port and an expansion port. an RS485 port (for communication between the Elektronikon and the drive on VSD units).1 Technology The MKIV platform is based on today’s latest microprocessor technology. Many of the distinguishing characteristics that differentiate the MKIV from its immediate predecessor the MKIII are outlined below. the version C and the version D regulators. a CAN port and an expansion port. ten digital inputs. three temperature inputs. The type III regulator has two hardware sub platforms. ten digital inputs. like the type II.4 What’s new with the MKIV The new Elektronikon MKIV is the latest generation in compressor regulation technology from Atlas Copco. nine digital outputs. ten digital inputs. eight digital inputs. It has a 4x40 character back lit LCD and is alpha numeric. nine digital outputs. As the Elektronikon has evolved over the years each new generation has built on the experience of the previous generation culminating in the features that make up the MKIV regulator. nine digital outputs. H:/MAGUIRE/MKIV 2 . The application software is written in a well known and flexible software that is based on the IEC standard IEC 1131.3 Elektronikon MKIV-III The Elektronikon MKIV-III regulator. an RS485 port (for communication between the Elektronikon and the drive on VSD units). The version B regulator has two pressure inputs. 2.Elektronikon MKIV System Description _________________________________________________________________________________________________ The version A regulator has one pressure input. The new MKIV regulator has all of the functionality of the MKIII plus some new features that make it an improved version. 2. a CAN port and an expansion port. and making connections is a lot easier. The type II regulators have very flexible communication and expansion capabilities that are detailed later on in this document. two temperature inputs. These new terminal connections are more resistant to becoming “loose” over time. The MKIV has the same stringent hardware specifications as the MKIII from an environmental and electrical standpoint. The version D regulator has four pressure inputs. These improvements make programming changes much simpler and should allow the MKIV system to be more flexible to unique applications. 2. has a lot more features than the type I regulator and is intended to be used on larger compressors that have greater I/O and communication requirements. The type III is physically larger than the type I and II regulators. The type III regulators have very flexible communication and expansion capabilities that are detailed later on in this document.4. The basic functionality is the same between the two controllers the only difference is in the number of I/O and the communication ports that are available. The hardware is more robust than the previous versions. nine digital outputs. ten temperature inputs. For example the terminal connections where the wiring is connected to the MKIV are changed to WAGO “spring type” connections that are an improvement over the version used previously. eight temperature inputs. The MKIV has more I/O and as a consequence most of the standard machine configurations that use the regulator do not require expansion modules which reduces the number of components required in a MKIV system over the MKIII. The internal operating system software has been changed to a PLC based system that is widely used in the microprocessor industry.

see communication section 3. The look and feel of the menus screens has been improved with a more logical ordering of the information available to make scrolling for information easier than with the MKIII. so theoretically the MKIV can be used to replace the MKIII on any compressor with some work to be done locally. With the MKIV family all of the regulator types have at least one auxiliary relay output. LCD. The basic operation of the MKIV is the same as the MKIII. For example all screens indicate with an arrow if more information is contained in a section or if only a warning is present then the warning message will blink. At the very least the terminal plugs would need to be changed so that the wiring harness would be accepted with the MKIV regulator. H:/MAGUIRE/MKIV 3 . Decisions for replacement suitability should be made on a case by case basis for the each application being considered. Wiring harness. These two features not only improve the viewing angle of the display but make it easier to read in direct sunlight than the previous version. The necessary file one needs to program a regulator for an application is available on a LN database dedicated for these files. The Service Diagnostic Package. that is used as the operator interface has been improved. setting and expansion module files are no longer required only one file per division is required. FDP. Separate language. with many additional features. This feature is not available for the MKIV-I regulator. 2. The major items to be considered would be the door panel. A more comprehensive set of expansion modules is available with no expansion module programming required.2 for CAN details. The sensors and digital I/O are the same for most compressor variants. Refer to section 4 for more information on the different control modes that are available. SDP. Programming of the modules has been greatly improved. The new display uses a green screen with black characters and the backlighting of the display has been improved. Control mode selection is down at the display instead of using digital inputs to the master module as was done with the MKIII. is available on the LN software market. The Field Download Program. Two pressure sets or pressure bands can be programmed called pressure band 1 and pressure band 2. All of the regulator types now have digital output auxiliary relays as standard. These two bands can be selected either manually at the faceplate of the regulator or can be programmed to change at a certain time. A separate communication module is no longer required for local area networking or VSD communication.2 Features The MKIV has many new features built in that make it a significant improvement over the previous generations of regulators.4. A help screen has been added so that a local contact can be added to the module that gives the customer the local contact information. Refer to section 3. With the MKIII LRR a relay expansion module would need to be added. The programming of the modules is done over the CAN port. The physical size of the MKIV is not the same as the MKIII so the cut out in the cubicle door of the MKIII is not suitable to accept the MKIV. The previous version used a black screen with green characters.1 for more information on the expansion capability of the MKIV system. Different loading and unloading set points can be programmed in so that two distinct pressure bands can be used in the process.Elektronikon MKIV System Description _________________________________________________________________________________________________ The liquid crystal display. By default the Atlas Copco web site address is featured but this can be modified locally. Refer to section 2 detailing I/O of each regulator type. Language and machine specific selection is done with the FDP and programming of the master module over the CAN is all that is required. The MKIV-I regulator requires no programming at all. A simple process called parameter set selection is done at the faceplate of the regulator at commissioning to select the machine parameters. The MKIV-II and III have versions which include LAN and RS485 ports as standard built right into the module. remains to be used for the purposes that it was used for in the past such as programming special input functions.

The MCC feature is described in more detail in section 4. a running hours counter and a real time counter. connect the AIE1 into the Elektronikon system using a prefabricated cable listed on the options list.1 AIE1 The analogue input expansion module number 1. When activated this feature allows one of the compressors in an installation. 3. has four inputs for 4-20 mA analogue inputs. Then finally program the regulator using the FDP or SDP program to accept the input and its intended function. has two inputs for the standard Kavlico pressure transducers and two inputs for the standard Jumo PT1000 temperature resistance temperature detectors. Most of the expansion modules require only a cable connection that connects it into the Elektronikon system with no power connections required. For example one master module plus up to a maximum of seven expansion or communication modules per compressor. AIE2. Service Plan A. Instead of individual service alarms a series of service plans have been developed. Mount the AIE1 onto the DIN rail of the compressor cubicle back plate. Mount the AIE2 onto the DIN rail of the compressor cubicle back plate. Run a sensor cable from the sensor to the compressor control cubicle. 3 W. we recommend ps 1089045773 which is an Omron S82K-00324 100-240VAC to 24 VDC.2.1. Multiple Compressor Control. What is required is the installation of the sensor into the compressor package where appropriate. The MKIV system can handle up to a maximum of eight modules in one system.e. RTDs. Two general counters are monitored by the MKIV.2 AIE2 The analogue input expansion module number 2. Run a sensor cable from the sensor to the compressor control cubicle. MCC. These accessories can be found on the Lotus Notes database under Options and accessories for the Elektronikon MKIV. for example Oil Separator differential pressure. Individually monitored components. Each service plan has a set of service actions that are detailed in the instruction book of the machine. H:/MAGUIRE/MKIV 4 . B. This expansion module could be used if additional temperature or pressure points need to be measured.1 Expansion modules One of the many new features of the MKIV system is that the expansion modules are now installed on the back plate of the compressor control cubicle and are DIN rail mounted.3. to act as a master compressor controller or sequencer. When one of the counters equals a multiple of the service interval detailed in the service plan a service warning is generated. i. up to four maximum. 3. 3 Optional accessories The MKIV system is very flexible and complete. Two standard prefabricated cables are available and are listed on the options list in LN.1.Elektronikon MKIV System Description _________________________________________________________________________________________________ Service notification has been simplified. connect the AIE2 into the Elektronikon system using a prefabricated cable listed on the options list. may indicate that service is required prior to the expiration of a service plan time interval. Install a separate 24VDC power supply into the cubicle and wire this power supply to the module. The corresponding service plan is displayed. In cases like this an operator will be notified for the need to service the individual component in question prior to the elapse of a service counter. What is required is the installation of the sensor into the compressor package where appropriate. 3. C etc. AIE1. The accessories described below are not available on the MKIV-I regulator. This expansion module could be used if additional 4-20 mA inputs need to be measured. used on Atlas Copco compressors. The standard options that are available to compliment the MKIV system are described in detail below.

5 DIOE The digital input/output expansion module. What is required is the installation of the sensor into the compressor package where appropriate. What is required is the installation of the sensor into the compressor package where appropriate. 3. AIE4. Run a sensor cable from the sensor to the compressor control cubicle. has five inputs for PT1000 temperature RTDs. AIE3. The fieldbus used by the MKIV is called CAN. is an ISO approved standard communication protocol that was developed in 1984 by Bosch for in vehicle data transmission. Run a sensor cable from the sensor to the compressor control cubicle.1. Wire the contacts.1.Elektronikon MKIV System Description _________________________________________________________________________________________________ Then finally program the regulator using the FDP or SDP program to accept the input and its intended function. Mount the AIE4 onto the DIN rail of the compressor cubicle back plate. from the indicator to the control cubicle. What is required is the installation of the sensor into the compressor package where appropriate. This expansion module would be used if a user wanted to add extra digital inputs to a compressor. has five inputs for PT 100 temperature RTDs. not MKIV-I. H:/MAGUIRE/MKIV 5 . Controller Area Network. Mount the AIE3 onto the DIN rail of the compressor cubicle back plate. These modules. This expansion module could be used if additional temperature points are needed and the RTD is a PT 100 style. they must be voltage free. convert the CAN protocol used by the Elektronikon into the communication protocol used by the installation. DIOE. connect the DIOE into the Elektronikon system using a prefabricated cable listed on the options list. 3. Mount the DIOE onto the DIN rail of the compressor cubicle back plate. This expansion module could be used if additional temperature points are needed and the RTD is a PT1000 style.4 AIE4 The analogue input expansion module number 4.3 AIE3 The analogue input expansion module number 3. For example if a customer wanted to indicate a high filter differential pressure on a set of pre-filters that were added to the compressor in the field. connect the AIE3 into the Elektronikon system using a prefabricated cable listed on the options list. The Elektronikon MKIV regulators. CAN. Then finally program the regulator using the FDP or SDP program to accept the input and its intended function. One would connect the auxiliary contact from the dp switch to the DIOE input. 3. allows the addition of up to two digital I/O to be incorporated into the MKIV system. connect the AIE4 into the Elektronikon system using a prefabricated cable listed on the options list. Then finally program the regulator using the FDP or SDP program to accept the input and its intended function. It is a very robust and well known standard that is extremely reliable and fault tolerant. ComBox-yy. all have a field bus port built in as standard.2 Communication modules A series of communication modules have been developed that allow the MKIV system to be connected to a users plant wide communication network. 3.1. Then finally program the regulator using the FDP or SDP program to accept the input and its intended function.

The customer can then monitor all of the mission critical parameters of the compressor(s) and do some light control over his network using his plant’s DCS. The unique feature of the MKIV CAN network is that only one ComBox is required for an installation. The ComBox can be installed in any one of the compressors in a network.3 under LAN for more information.4 ComBox-RS232 Many occasions will arise when one will need to add an older version Elektronikon machine to the MKIV CAN. 3. The unique feature of the MKIV CAN network is that only one ComBox is required for an installation. The ComBox-RS232 can be installed on an older version Elektronikon machine.3 under LAN for more information. The ComBox allows a compressor(s) to be connected to a customer’s Profibus network. The ComBox can be installed in any one of the compressors in a network. 3. The unique feature of the MKIV CAN network is that only one ComBox is required for an installation. 3.3 ComBox-Ethernet The ComBox-Ethernet converts the CAN protocol used by the Elektronikon into the Ethernet protocol. The ComBox allows a compressor(s) to be connected to a customer’s Modbus network. The ComBox-Modbus needs to be programmed in the field at commissioning by an Atlas Copco Service Engineer. This could include not only a compressor with an older generation Elektronikon but also an ES sequencer. The ComBox-Profibus needs to be programmed in the field at commissioning by an Atlas Copco Service Engineer.2. Please refer to the ComBox Modbus instruction manual for more details. The customer can then monitor all of the mission critical parameters of the compressor(s) and do some light control over his network using his plant’s DCS. The ComBox can be installed in any one of the compressors in a network.2.2. Please refer to the ComBox Profibus instruction manual for more details. The ComBox allows a compressor(s) to be connected to a customer’s Ethernet network. that has an RS232 port. to convert the RS232 Elektronikon protocol to the CAN protocol. The customer can then monitor all of the mission critical parameters of the compressor(s) and do some light control over his network using his plant’s DCS. H:/MAGUIRE/MKIV 6 .2 ComBox-Profibus The ComBox-Profibus converts the CAN protocol used by the Elektronikon into the Profibus protocol. Please refer to section 4.2.Elektronikon MKIV System Description _________________________________________________________________________________________________ 3.3 under LAN for more information. Please refer to section 4.1 ComBox-Modbus The ComBox-Modbus converts the CAN protocol used by the Elektronikon into the Modbus RTU protocol. Please refer to section 4.Ethernet needs to be programmed in the field at commissioning by an Atlas Copco Service Engineer. Please refer to the ComBox Ethernet instruction manual for more details. The ComBox.

The ComBox-DIOE is similar to the ES001 product.Elektronikon MKIV System Description _________________________________________________________________________________________________ The ComBox-RS232 is installed on the compressor back plate of the compressor that needs the conversion. The e-Box II can be installed in an installation and up to four compressors can be connected over the internet to Atlas Copco’s web site and its series of web applications. up to four compressors maximum. The e-Box I can be installed in one of the compressors and then networked to the others using the CAN. The e-Box I can be connected to a MKIV CAN compressor network. 3. The Web application software is embedded into the e-Box I. The e-Box I will require either a modem or a router to connect to the internet that is supplied by others. The e-Box I requires its own single phase power supply. A separate instruction is available for CAN wiring. 9820358200. general warning or service warning. The web application software will allow a user to dial up the web address of the installation and then monitor each compressor attached to the network. 220/120VAC. 3.2. The e-Box II can be installed in one of the compressors and then networked to the others using the CAN. The ComBox-DIOE requires its own single phase power supply.5 ComBox-DIOE Many occasions will arise when a non Elektronikon machine would need to be added to the MKIV CAN system. Depending on the needs of the customer several different levels of service can be offered from simple monitoring of the compressed air installation over the web to full service responsibility of the installation with close interaction to the local Atlas Copco representative.2. This could be an electro-pneumatic regulated compressor. Then the machine can be connected into the CAN network according to the standard networking connection procedures developed for the MKIV CAN system. The e-Box II requires its own single phase power supply. See the separate e-Box II instruction manual for more details. The e-Box I will store data for the last 24 hours of operation. H:/MAGUIRE/MKIV 7 . 50/60Hz. a MKIII LRR or a competitor’s compressor that can be controlled remotely using digital control. The e-Box II will require either a modem or a router to connect to the internet that is supplied by others. A user could schedule data dumps into his own database and then could trend data for maintenance purposes. The user will be able to see all of the monitoring points of the Elektronikon as well as the current status of each compressor. 50/60Hz. In the event of a shutdown the e-Box I will store all data and compressor status for review. 50/60Hz. 220/120VAC. It would need to be installed near the compressor being converted to the CAN.2. 3. The ComBox-DIOE is a product that is contained in its own enclosure. See the separate e-Box I instruction manual for more details.7 e-Box II The e-Box II is a device that allows a compressed air installation to take advantage of the e-Services offered by Atlas Copco over the internet. During set up of the system a user can designate three user profiles to receive automatic e-mail messages in the event of a general shutdown. The ComBox-DIOE will convert the signals to and from the digitally controlled compressor to the CAN. 220/120VAC.6 e-Box I The e-Box I is a device that allows a user to monitor a compressor installation over the internet or his own ethernet network. No controlling of the compressor network is possible. The RS232 ports of the ComBox and the Elektronikon are connected using cables and connectors supplied by others.

This is a different feature for the MKIV. or by the use of a key switch located on the cubicle door. Switching between local and remote control is also done through the regulator faceplate on the MKIV-I regulator parameter number 009.Elektronikon MKIV System Description _________________________________________________________________________________________________ 4 Control modes The Elektronikon MKIV regulator has three distinct modes of compressor control.1 Local control mode When the compressor regulator is in local control mode the regulator will indicate this by displaying the following screen: CCM Local control Menu F1 Mod F2 ↑ ↓ F3 The compressor control mode. CCM. The compressor can be controlled locally. The control modes are switched manually through the faceplate of the Elektronikon by an operator. CCM. This limitation is built in for safeguarding not only the compressor but also operating personnel. In local control the compressor will acknowledge and execute a remote emergency stop command. The Elektronikon DSS function is disabled when remote pressure sensing is active and the motor idling time is a function of the number of motor starts per hour that is programmed into the regulator. When the CCM is set for local the compressor can only be controlled locally or at the Elektronikon faceplate by an operator. 4. is displayed in the Configuration subsection of the Modify settings section. Each control mode is mutually exclusive meaning if the regulator is under one control mode it can not be controlled by another at the same time. loading or unloading of the compressor by an operator through the faceplate of the Elektronikon. This would normally mean the starting. Any digital input wired into the Elektronikon must be a voltage free contact. such as a pressure switch or ES100. This remote pressure sensing feature is not included with the Elektronikon MKIV-I regulator. stopping. The examples that follow are primarily for the type II and III regulators. The compressor will load if this input is closed and unload if this input is open. if “remote pressure sensing” input to the Elektronikon is bridged. The MKIII was switched by manipulating digital inputs of the master module by either terminal switches. The loading and unloading command can also be excuted by an external pressure sensing device. LRR. In this situation the normal loading and unloading of the pressure band programmed into the regulator is ignored and the regulator looks at the status of the remote load/unload input. HRR. remotely or via a local area network (LAN). See figure six as an example. H:/MAGUIRE/MKIV 8 .

4. It does not have the remote load/unload or remote pressure sensing capability of the type II and III regulators. all have a fieldbus port built in as standard. starting. local area network. stopping. is an ISO approved standard communication protocol that was developed in 1984 by Bosch for in vehicle data transmission. The Elektronikon MKIV regulators. or DCS. 4.2. It will acknowledge and execute a local emergency stop command issued by an operator that pushes the E-stop switch located on the compressor cubicle door. Remote pressure sensing can also be configured as described above. CAN. Under this scenario the customer can do limited compressor control. The fieldbus used by the MKIV is called CAN. Controller Area Network.3.3 LAN control LAN control means that the control decisions for the regulator is being taken care of by the LAN. It is a very robust and well known standard that is extremely reliable and fault tolerant. DCS. over their network using one of our protocol conversion ComBoxes. Typical examples of protocols used are Modbus and Profibus and the ComBoxes available are described in section 3. loading or unloading. CCM. These inputs are typically switches from a remote operator station or relay contact outputs of a customer’s DCS. When the compressor is under remote control it will only acknowledge start/stop. LAN control is not available on the MKIV-I regulator. See figure three for a graphical representation of how the regulators can be incorporated into the customer’s plant wide network. not MKIV-I. is displayed in the Configuration subsection of the Modify settings section. The MKIV-I can only receive a remote start/stop or E-stop command. Refer to figure six for details. H:/MAGUIRE/MKIV 9 . They can also incorporate the compressor into their plant monitoring system by having their systems integration engineering staff read the desired data from the compressor over their network connection and display the data in their plant’s monitoring software application. they must convert the protocol used by Atlas Copco to the protocol being used locally.2 Remote control mode When the compressor regulator is in remote control mode the regulator will indicate this by displaying the following screen: CCM Remote control Menu F1 Mod F2 ↑ ↓ F3 The compressor control mode.1 LAN control – customer network If a customer would like to control the compressor from a remote location via a computer. load/unload commands through digital inputs into the Elektronikon. For the purposes of the Elektronikon MKIV-II and III only this means either control by the MKIV’s MCC feature or by a customer’s distributed control system. Any digital input wired into the Elektronikon must be a voltage free contact.Elektronikon MKIV System Description _________________________________________________________________________________________________ 4.

The objective is to maintain the net pressure between a given pressure band and also equalize the running load of the attached compressors. All of the other regulators that are attached act as slaves in the network. The MCC will start and load the machine with the lowest number of running hours. The MCC control algorithm is based on the primary principles of maintaining the air net within the programmed band and equalize the running hours on the machines attached. See figure seven. Competitors electropneumatic machines may also be integrated if they have remote start/stop and remote load/unload capability. Decisions to unload and stop the load/unload machines happens when the VSD regulates down to its minimum speed. Some local engineering may need to be considered and this should be handled on a case by case basis. Decisions to start and load the next load/unload machine will only happen when the VSD at its maximum speed.2 for details on the methods available to connect different machine regulation schemes to the CAN. A series of ComBoxes has been developed to do this please refer to section 3. It has the same basic features of the ES 100 where the primary benefit to a customer is that the overall pressure band of a system can be greatly reduced over what it would be with other sequencing methods such as a cascading pressure band set up. The VSD’s indirect stop level will be set at the Pmax level of the MCC pressure band. 4.Elektronikon MKIV System Description _________________________________________________________________________________________________ Networking of Atlas Copco compressors can be done with any generation of Elektronikon or electropneumatic regulated compressor. H:/MAGUIRE/MKIV 10 .2. For more detailed information regarding the MCC please refer to the MCC manual. MCC stands for multiple compressor control. To activate the MCC function for an installation a hardware activation key called a Dongle is required. The Dongle is installed in the expansion port on the back of the master module or the 3x4 port of the last expansion module in an ES system. 9820358200. With stable air nets the logical sequence shift of machines can be manually or timer forced. To make it simple all connected compressors must be brought some how over to the CAN. It is possible to integrate one Atlas Copco VSD compressor into the MCC network. It will unload and stop the machine with the highest number of running hours.3. The MCC will force the setpoint of the VSD to the middle of the pressure band programmed in the master. If more than one VSD is installed in a network the VSD with the lowest ID address is accepted into the MCC and the other VSD(s) are placed under local control. All generations of Elektronikon as well as electropneumatic regulated compressors can be connected to the CAN and be integrated into the MCC. A detailed document has been prepared by our Service Department that explains in detail the methods required to install a successful CAN. Refer to section 3. MCC is not available for the MKIV-I regulator as it does not have a CAN port. The MCC feature allows the networked control of between two and four compressors.2 Local area network – MCC One of the best features of the new Elektronikon MKIV-II and III is a feature called MCC. The status of the attached compressors is read at the master’s LCD. The compressor regulator that is designated as the master continues to perform the actions required to regulate its own compressor and act as the master in the MCC. If a VSD is present it will start the VSD machine first. MCC is carried out over the CAN port included with every MKIV-II and III regulator.

indicates that either an analogue value being measured is drifting towards shutdown. K07. Any digital contacts either input or output wired into the Elektronikon must be a voltage free contact. Think of it as the contacts of a pressure switch that indicate when the unload or load settings have been reached. All of this digital communication is standard. General shutdown. indicates that the machine has shutdown due to a protection setting or E-stop command. 5. This can be done using a customer’s DCS and one of our protocol conversion options or by installing one of the e-Box products. such as the element outlet temperature. See sections 3.1 Digital communication In the context of this discussion we define digital communication as feedback from the compressor in the form of voltage free auxiliary relay contacts. The type II and III regulators have three auxiliary relays available. or service is required. Digital then means the simple opening and closing of a relay contact or switch that a user could then wire into a PLC or light an indicator light or sound an alarm in a control room in a remote location. It is used with sequencer products RD 72 or ES 100 (digital control). K08.2 Network communication Network communication is the monitoring of the compressor via a computer network. K09. The type I regulator has one auxiliary relay available called general shutdown. The MKIV regulators all have auxiliary relays identified as K01 through K09 for example. General warning. H:/MAGUIRE/MKIV 11 .2 for more details. K06. Digital and network communication. 5. Most of the functions of these relays are fixed and are used by the compressor control circuit to start and stop the motor or load and unload the compressor. The compressor is under manual control when a manual unload command is issued or a manual stop command is issued. indicates that the compressor is under automatic control or is deciding on its own to load or unload the compressor based on its programmed pressure band. The MKIV regulators have several auxiliary relays that are not used by the compressor control circuit and are intended to be used by the customer for remote annunciation of certain events. The networking to the individual regulators is done over the CAN. tracks the status of the unload or load setting that is programmed into the Elektronikon.Elektronikon MKIV System Description _________________________________________________________________________________________________ 5 Communication The Elektronikon MKIV has two methods of communication available that allows a user to keep an eye on the status and health of the compressor being controlled. Air pressure high/low. K05. Automatic operation.

MKIV with expansion modules H:/MAGUIRE/MKIV 12 .Elektronikon MKIV System Description _________________________________________________________________________________________________ Table one – Standard sensor config uration Figure one .

Elektronikon MKIV System Description _________________________________________________________________________________________________ Figure two – CAN network Figure three – customer LAN connections H:/MAGUIRE/MKIV 13 .

Elektronikon MKIV System Description _________________________________________________________________________________________________ Figure four – e-Box I graphical representation Figure five – e-Box II graphical representation H:/MAGUIRE/MKIV 14 .

Elektronikon MKIV System Description _________________________________________________________________________________________________ Figure six – digital input for MKIV-II or III Figure seven – MCC activation key the Dongle H:/MAGUIRE/MKIV 15 .