What is the J1939 protocol?

So J1939 is an industrial vehicle communications protocol. It’s used for all kinds of industrial vehicles including mining, forestry, agriculture, oil and gas, military, it’s actually used on ships as well. Really any diesel engine will utilize the J1939 protocol. So this is a protocol that’s the actual communications language and it runs over something…

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What is the Modbus protocol?

Modbus is a serial communication protocol. It was developed by Modicon in 1979. It’s an open protocol, and so you can buy devices from many different vendors, and they will all speak Modbus. Modbus works in a master slave relationship where you have one master communicating up to 247 slaves. It’s also poll and response…

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So I’m Edgar Semler, I’m the president of Dycor Technologies here in Edmonton, Alberta. So Dycor designed the SmartVue for the fracking industry, for fracking vehicles in particular. And so some of the key features are that it works, it has a touch screen that’s sunlight readable. Works down to minus 40 up to plus…

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Freewave ZumLink IIoT Ready Radio

FreeWave’s latest radio technology is called ZumLink. It is an ethernet and a serial radio. One of the really key features is its ability to include new Industrial Internet of Things protocols. So you can set up ZumLink radio with Linux-based software that will run and allow you to make decisions right on the radio.…

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Freewave FGR3 Serial Radio Introduction

So in April 2019 FreeWave released the FGR-three Serial Radio. Many years ago FreeWave originally started with the DGR radios. And they moved to the FGR, FGR-two and now they’re at the FGR-three series. The FGR-three series radio is 900 megahertz frequency helping radio, that is good up to about 100 kilometers, if you’ve got…

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Heli-attack support for Wildfire Management

The Dycor fire-bomb Tracker for Wildfire Management

We get to design and manufacture some pretty cool projects at Dycor. We had one customer, Alberta Forestry, came to us with a problem. They’re out building firebreaks and back burns for the forest fires, and they needed to know, first of all, what their effectiveness, and secondly, for litigation purposes, to be able to…

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SmartVue Testing

SmartVue Testing Process

Once a SmartVue’s ready to be tested, we bring it over to our custom test jig. This device was designed in-house, and it’s capable of testing over 300 points, so all of the IO, the SmartVue have. Once a SmartVue is scanned, a record in the database is created, and all of the results of…

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SmartVue assembly

The SmartVue Assembly Process

This is the room where we assemble the SmartVue. Part of that process involves sending circuit boards out to be manufactured. There are five circuit boards inside the SmartVue, and these were all designed in-house by our staff. Once we receive all of the circuit boards back, we incorporate them into the enclosure, so that…

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dataTaker devices

dataTaker Models and Variations

The dataTaker product line comes in three main categories of loggers: We have the DT80 and the 80g, we have the 82i and the 82e, and we also have the DT85 series. We’ll just go over a few of the features on the three different categories. The DT80 and the DT80g have five analog input…

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Data Acquisition Panels (Tower)

Dycor’s Data Acquisition Panels

Hello, it’s Sean here, at Dycor Technologies, today. We’re here to talk about our data acquisition panel, custom made panels for a class one, div two area. That is a unit that is rated for minus 40 to plus 70 degrees C. And, we’re gonna talk about a few components of, it’s a basic panel.…

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Setting up processes on the SmartVue

Setting up a New SmartVue Process

After the SmartVue has been tested, we put the current version of the firmware on it, and right now I’m gonna show you how to set up a simple process, and display that process data on the screen, on the meter screen. When you power up a SmartVue, it’s pre-configured with a process and a…

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Licenced Radio Vs Unlicensed Radio

Hi my is Masem Saleh –  I’m with Dycor Technologies and I’m a technical sales and support specialist. There are two different types of data radios, a licensed radio and an unlicensed radio. We’ve seen a shift towards unlicensed radios in the industry mainly due to the cost associated with licensed radios and having to pay…

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The Dycor Magnetic Pickup Signal Conditioner

Hi, I’m Sean. I’m with Dycor Technologies. So, this is a magnetic pickup out of a turbine meter. This is a turbine meter. This has a wheel inside that spins with flow. The whole body construction is stainless steel, non-ferrous so the only thing that the magnet sees is the Ferris wheel that spins, picks…

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What is DataTaker?

Hi my name is Masem Saleh, I’m with Dycor Technologies, and I’m a technical sales and support specialist. So the data taker is a low power industrial data logger with universal inputs. It can be easily configured to connect to different kinds of sensors that we have in the industry. The data taker with Dycor…

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Dycor and Hazardous Location Approvals

Hi, I’m Shawn. I’m with Dycor Technologies. So in North America, we have classified areas which are hazardous locations, either have gases, dust, or combustible materials. And so the Class I, the one that we deal in, Class I, Div I, Div II, is mostly to do with oil and gas. And it has to…

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What does Dycor Do?

Hello I’m Jamie Guay with Dycor and I’m the Senior Production Engineer. At Dycor we develop from scratch. From the customer’s requirements, using hardware, software, and mechanical design techniques to produce a finished product. Often for rugged environments. We can produce products that are suitable for environments from the Arctic, to the Gulf Coast. We…

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Master Flo Valve Inc. Acquires Dycor

Edmonton, Alberta (September 20, 2017)—Master Flo Valve Inc. is pleased to announce that today it acquired Dycor Technologies Inc., another home-grown Alberta company that has been in operation for 35 years. Dycor expands Master Flo’s actuation and control offering to include data acquisition, low-power data transmittal from remote areas, and supervisory control solutions and expertise.…

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SmartVue Includes Datalogging Capability

We continue to develop new features for the SmartVue™ Process Controller. Our most recent additions include data logging capability and a serial (RS-232/485) communications interface.  SmartVue™ can store up to 450 MB of data, for exporting through the USB, Ethernet, or Serial ports. We are able to log all sensor data collected, including J1939 CANBUS data. Also,…

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