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1 How can I customize alarm action when Commander is used with the Watlow 96 control?

Watlow Series 96 Watlow provides a Low and a High Alarm for each Alarm. Commander is setup to annunciate both conditions as standard. You can also edit the Commander Modbus Table to annunciate just the High or the Low alarm condition if desired. From the…

2 How do I customize alarm action within Commander when used with Watlow 986-989 controllers?

Watlow Series 986-989 Uses Commanders Watlow 988 Modbus Table. Watlow provides a Low and a High Alarm for each Alarm. The Modbus address 3 contains the status for both alarms. Due to this arrangement Commander can be set up to either signal the High or the…

3 How do I customize alarm action within Commander when using with Watlow 981-984 Controllers?

Watlow Series 981-984 Uses Commanders Watlow 982 Modbus Table. Commander does not support the method that Watlow uses for storing the ramp/dwell profile setpoints and therefore does not have the capability to display, change or view these values. Watlow provides…

4 How do I customize alarms within Commander when used with Watlow F4 Controls.

Watlow Series F4 Watlow provides a Low and a High Alarm for each Alarm. Commander is setup to annunciate both conditions as standard. You can also edit the Commander Modbus Table to annunciate just the High or the Low alarm condition if desired. From the…

5 I am having trouble with my control. What informaiton is helpful for you to assist with the problem?

We would need more information about your control and process to give you specific help. What is the complete model number of the control. If it is one of our West brand of recent years then the part number is often on the outside of the controller housing.…

6 What communication settings should I use on my Watlow control when used with Commander software?

Watlow Modbus Communication To communicate with Watlow controls Commander communications should be set to: Modbus No Parity 8 Data Bits 1 Stop bit Baud rate on both Commander and the control must be the same. On controls that allow protocol selection they…

7 What is PID and where can I find additional information?

ISE PID Technical Reference

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