Online Chef Assistant is a HMI software designed
to operate, monitor and setup one or more controllers.
Online Chef Assistant is extremely easy to use
• controller operation through a realistic front-panel interface;
• trend plot graphing
• setup screens
• parameter and recipe manager,
• system activity log,
• alarm notification.
Controller Network Monitor
Online Chef Assistant auto detects the controllers connected to the computer
through an Ethernet or serial connection and starts their network monitoring.
The software works as network manager, providing critical information
about the detected controllers. These critical data-logging controller
parameters are displayed in a log spreadsheet. The logs can be saved automatically
to provide a complete backup of the controlled network functioning interval.
The recipes files can be used to speed up repetitive controller recipe
During controller cycles Online Chef Assistant
continuously monitor the device events (sets of temperature values from
the controller ' s probes) and to represent
them in a graphic. Setup cycle parameters (target temperatures) are also
represented in the graphic. This allows the user to visualize all the
temperatures inside the controlled device. The user is able to monitor
all the temperature values during the cycle,
The recipes files can be used to speed
up repetitive controller recipe setups.
The user can select the desired device in the network. The "Selected Device"
frame of the module will display the NAFEM Data Protocol Compatible Device
Parameters (according to NAFEM Asset Management MIB).
Realistic Controller Operation
Online Chef Assistant offers a menu to operate
the controller from the PC as if you are in front of the machine. Almost
all operation and setup functions are available from this "remote" front-panel.
All the buttons on the front panel are available for operation, together
with a real-time controller display interface.
Parameter and Recipe Manager
Online Chef Assistant includes the ability to
create files of controller settings: device parameters can be created,
edited, stored and downloaded to the controllers in the network. These
files are used to store commonly used controllers settings and to speed
up repetitive controller setups. Online Chef Assistant
includes also the ability to create files of controller recipes. According
to controller type, the recipe can store the names of the processed food
or a correspondence between the food and the programmed processing temperatures.
to choose the desired represented temperatures, to choose the upgrade
interval. According to this last parameter, up to 48 cycle hours can be
graphically represented. The graphic represents all the
cycle events, also the events prior to the graphic start moment, due to
a special download history function. The graphic is fully scalable on
horizontal and vertical.
Online Chef Assistant receives alarms from
controllers, maintain a log of online alarms and allow users to acknowledge
Online Chef Assistant can synchronize the clocks
for all the controllers in the network.
Computer minimal requirements
1. Pentium® 366MHz;
2. RAM: 64MB for Windows® 95, 98 or ME, and 128MB for
Windows® NT Windows® 2000 or XP; 64MB for Linux®;
3. 800x600 screen resolution;
4. Serial Communication (COM) or Ethernet port;
5. 100MB hard disk space
6. CD-ROM (for software installation only);
7. Windows® 95, 98, ME, , Windows® NT4.0, Windows® 2000,
Windows® XP; Linux®.
Online Chef Assistant supports the following
controllers when equipped with the listed firmware revisions or later:
1. HCR201-90 (Rev. 02.00)
2. HCM51.20 (Rev. 02.00)
3. HCM141.50 (Rev. 02.00)
4. HCM202 (Rev. 02.00)
5. HCM122 (Rev. 02.00)
6. ServoNet Gateway (Rev. 01.21)
Pentium® is a registered trademarks
of Intel Corporation. Windows® 95, 98, ME, NT4.0, Windows® 2000, Windows®
XP are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.