Calibration

File:Control point calibration.pdf

  1. Load truck and fill sander hopper full with material.
  2. Connect keyboard to Control Point.
  3. Press “F6”on the keyboard to obtain the Calibration Menu Screen.
    1. Press “#1” for Granular Calibration Screen.
    2. Press “#1” for Salt Enabled.
  4. Move spinner out of the way of discharge.
    1. Place buckets under sander.
    2. Truck engine speed to(1800 rpms)
    3. Press “R” on keyboard to start. fill 4 (5 gallon) buckets full to top. Press “S” on keyboard to stop auger. and weigh buckets.
    4. Type in total bucket weight using keyboard (example 232 lbs.)
    5. Press “D” when done.
    6. Press “Y” to confirm new calibration.
  5. Press “F11” to obtain the System Response Calibration Menu.
    1. Bring truck rpm to 1800.
    2. Press 1 for the initial granular system response calibration screen.
    3. Press “R” on the keyboard to start calibration routine and obtain the calibration screen. Wait on calibration for about 1 min.
    4. When the calibration is complete – Press C key to continue.
    5. Press “#4” for Spinner System Response Calibration.
    6. Turn Spinner speed to 100% mark when calibration is done

Open Loop Calibration

File:Open loop calibration.pdf

  1. OPEN LOOP CALIBRATION (NO REAR CENSOR)
  2. SET DICKEY-JOHN IN MANUAL MODE.
  3. SET AT 400 POUNDS PER LANE MILE.
  4. THE SWITCH MUST BE IN OFF POSITION ACCESS THIS NEXT SCREEN.
    1. EXAMPLE (400: 30)
  5. MAKE SURE HOPPER IS FULL OF MATERIAL.
  6. SWITCH CONTROLLER TO AUTO AND RUN MATERIAL FOR 30 SECONDS.
  7. YOU SHOULD HAVE 100 LBS OF MATERIAL. OR ( 1 ¾ ) 5 GALLON BUCKETS.
  8. GO TO LOCATION 61 AND 68 AND AJUST THE NUMERS UP OR DOWN TO
  9. GET CLOSE TO 100 LBS AT YOUR CATCH TEST.

Note a 5 gallon bucket of salt weighs about 58 pounds.

Explanation. 100 pounds of material or approximately (1 ¾ buckets) of material in 30 seconds.

100 x 4 = 400 lbs per lane mile.


Calibrating Manual Sanders

File:Roadsalt-calibratingmanualsanders.pdf

Calibration Data Record

File:Roadsalt-calibrationdatarecord.pdf

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