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QuickTouch+ - Setting Trims

Trims

Trims are user-programmable stopping points.

If you do not record any trims, the motor will travel completely between the limits set when the system was commissioned. Each motor can have up to five trims recorded:

• High trim (a user-programmable upper limit, the highest point that QT+ will allow the motor to reach)

• three intermediate trims

• Low trim (a user-programmable lower limit, the lowest point that the QT+ will allow the motor to reach)

Once recorded, trims are indicated on the Motor Status Screen position bar graph

• High and Low Trims are indicated by a wedge 

• Intermediate Trims 1-3 are indicated by an arrow

Specific trim positions for any motor can be viewed by selecting a motor and then pressing the Trim button. Recording and Deleting Trims Setting a trim can be done by any trained and authorized personnel.

There are two methods of recording trims in QuickTouch+: using the Trim button or through the Trim Menu. 

Using the Trim button To quickly record a position as “Trim 2”, you can do so using the Trim button. With this method, it is possible to record trim locations for more than one motor at a time.

 

To record a trim using the Trim button:

Step 1: Move the motor (or motors) to the desired position.

Step 2: Release the move button when the desired position is reached.

Step 3: Deselect all motors.

Step 4: Press and release the Trim button. Instructions appear on the LCD to press and hold the select buttons for the desired motor(s).

Step 5: Press and hold the select buttons for all desired motors for 5 seconds. The LEDs for those motors will blink white during this time. After 5 seconds, all motors with their select buttons pressed will have their current positions stored as Trim 2.

• Pressing Clear or releasing the motor select buttons during record will deselect all motors and abort the record operation.

Note: Trims recorded using this method will always be stored as “Trim 2”. If you wish to store to another trim number, or if you have stored a Trim 2 already and do not wish to override it, use the Trim Menu method instead.

 

To delete a trim using the Trim button:

Step 1: Make sure no motors are selected.

Step 2: Press and release the Trim button. Instructions appear on the LCD to press and hold the select buttons for the desired motor(s).

Step 3: Press and hold the select button(s) for the desired motor(s) for a total of 10 seconds. At 5 seconds, another trim record will happen for all selected motors. Continue holding the button(s) for another 5 seconds and the trims will be deleted for all selected motors.

• Pressing Clear during the delete sequence will deselect all motors and abort the operation.

 

Using the Trim Menu

Trims can be recorded or deleted from the Trim Menu. You can record multiple trims for any motor using the Trim Menu. You can only record trims for one motor at a time using this method.

 

To record a trim using the Trim Menu:

Step 1: Select a motor using the motor select button. The motor information will appear in the LCD and the select LED will illuminate white.

Step 2: Press Trim. The “Select Trim” menu will appear.

Step 3: Turn the menu knob to highlight the desired trim and press the menu knob to select it. The motor trim command options appear.

Step 4: Use the menu knob to highlight “Record Trim” and press the menu knob to select it. A confirmation screen will appear.

Step 5: Using the menu knob, select “Yes” to record the trim. Select “No” to abort the trim record.

 

To delete a trim using the Trim Menu:

Step 1: Select a motor using the motor select button. The motor information will appear in the LCD and the select LED will illuminate white.

Step 2: Press Trim. The “Select Trim” menu will appear.

Step 3: Turn the menu knob to highlight the desired trim and press the menu knob to select it. The motor trim command options appear.

Step 4: Use the menu knob to highlight “Delete Trim” and press the menu knob to select it. A confirmation screen will appear.

Step 5: Using the menu knob, select “Yes” to delete the trim. Select “No” to abort the trim deletion.

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