Introducing Pinnacle 20|20
Dual Touch Screen Interface
Mathews Company is pleased to announce the introduction
of Pinnacle 20|20
Pinnacle 20|20 is the second generation in the family of Pinnacle dryer control systems, originally launched in 2010. In development and testing for over 2 years, this state of-the-art system encompasses the latest technology available to facilitate the safe, simple and efficient operation of an M-C grain dryer.
When interfacing with the Pinnacle 20|20 control panel for the first time, you will immediately recognize the unique attribute of the system’s design. Instead of a traditional PLC-based touchscreen interface, Pinnacle 20|20 features two (2) high definition 10” displays that are operated simultaneously. This unique feature is unlike anything else in the industry, and is just one of the many ways that Mathews Company continues to lead the way with innovative product development.
Available in the following dryer series:
Pinnacle 20|20 gives the user the ability to customize the interface
to what best suits their needs.
For example, you now have the ability to load a PLC input-output page on one screen, while still monitoring the dryer’s overall operation on another screen. Also, having a dual-screen arrangement means you have a built-in backup; in the unlikely event that one screen fails, you can rely on the other screen to keep operating the dryer.
Operating a Pinnacle 20|20-equipped dryer will instantly be intuitive with easily identified similarities to the Pinnacle Lite user interface.
For example, the Monitor page will closely resemble the Pinnacle Lite layout for viewing moistures, mid-grain temperatures, and discharge speed. And, just like on Pinnacle Lite, help is available anywhere a “?” button is located.
Pinnacle 20|20 has been designed with service in mind.
Much of the content that is traditionally found in the operator’s manuals will be found in the vast library of information within the Pinnacle 20|20 system. The user will now have the ability to load system-specific information on components to better assist with troubleshooting.
Simple navigation allows all content to be within 2 touches away by utilizing a Home screen that is accessible on all pages.
To save even more time, most pages contain a set of quick launch buttons to easily access related pages.
Instead of relying on proprietary computer boards, Pinnacle 20|20 is completely operated by a Programmable Logic Controller (PLC).
While the traditional switches, knobs, buttons and indicator lights are no longer physically present on the control panel, the operator will still feel comfortable starting the dryer with similar looking components on the touchscreen(s). Additionally, there is no longer a need to open an electrical enclosure for troubleshooting start-up issues, simply navigate to the Safety Circuit screen to immediately diagnose where there is a break in the safety circuit.
For users that interpret historical data graphically, several trending graphs are available to review the dryer’s past performance.
Or, if you prefer to look at data row by row, there are convenient tools to do that too!
When problems do occur with the grain dryer’s operation, alarms are
clearly announced and important technical assistance
on the faulted component is only a touch away.
All Pinnacle 20|20 Control Systems come with M-C Trax Remote Monitoring System