Congratulations and thank you for taking the next step in becoming a high-tech Raven dealer by investing in a Raven Simulator!
Here are some basic set-up instructions to help you maximize the value of your fully functional, high quality Raven product display.
When powered on for the first time, the Viper® 4+ will prompt you to configure the machine.
When you first power up the Viper® 4+:
1. Complete the configuration prompt.
2. Select the Done
icon to clear the initial machine configuration prompt.
3. Select the Administrator Panel
icon in the top left corner of the display.
4. Select the User Profile
5. Select the Location Information
tab and set the desired language at the bottom of the tab display.
6. If desired, update the time zone to the local universal coordinated time (UTC).
7. Select the unit preferences tab and select the desired base and pressure units for display. These units will be
used to enter the machine configuration and calibrate control systems.
Please watch this short video on how to set up or make changes to your User Profile.
After you power on the Viper 4+ for the first time and accept the license agreement, you will need to add a machine configuration.
1. Select the Machine Panel icon in the bottom left corner of the Street Maps view to display the available machine configurations.
2. Select the Add button.
3. Use the on-screen keyboard to enter a name for the machine or equipment configuration. The machine configuration includes the vehicle or tractor and any connected implements, carts, or tanks. Choose a profile name that will assist with identifying profiles with similar components as new profiles are added for future operations.
4. Select the Tractor Name field and use the on-screen keyboard to enter the name or designation for the vehicle or tractor used with the profile.
Note: For example, when setting up a configuration for a pull-type sprayer, the operator might enter the configuration name as "Liquid Applicator"
and the tractor nickname as "Front Wheel Assist."
5. Select Done on the machine configuration tab to return to the machine panel.
6. Locate and select the CAN System icon in the machine panel editor to view CAN system information.
7. Verify that all CANbus nodes are detected and displayed by the ROS device.
8. Readdress any product control nodes connected to the CANbus at this time.
9. Verify any multi-channel nodes are configured correctly for the control channels necessary for the equipment during field operations.
10. Finish the machine configuration setup.
11. If desired, enter product information to set up a product configuration during the initial set up.
12. If desired, set up Job Profiles for various field operations during the initial set up process if desired.
After you add a machine configuration, setting up user profiles helps you showcase the display’s unique userspecific customization functionality.
1. Tap the “Done” icon to clear the initial machine configuration prompt.
2. Touch the administrator panel at the top of the display and select “User Profile”
3. Touch “Administrator Options.”
4. Verify that “enable user logins” is selected.
5. In the Users area, touch the “Add” button to create a new profile.
6. Create a username (your dealership name) and fill out the rest of the information as desired.
7. Select time zone, language, and unit preferences.
Setting up a Raven Rate Control Module (RCM) Profile helps you implement specific settings for sectional control for your applications using the RCM.
1. Tap the “UT” button.
2. Tap the “Settings” icon.
3. On the Applicator Setup screen, tap “Change/New”
4. On the Select Profile pop-up, click “New Profile” and hit the checkmark.
5. Enter a profile name (representative of an application – e.g., liquid).
6. Select the machine type. (e.g., self-propelled sprayer).
7. Set the application width – the width of your application machine. Tap ‘Next.”
8. Set the number of control units (ECU) to the number of RCM units you’re using and select the number of
products you want represented by each. You can use up to 5 products per RCM ECU. Then tap “Next.”
9. Follow the machine- or operation-specific instructions.
a. Granular (example) single-bin single-product spreader settings:
i. Name Profile screen
1. Profile name: dry spreader
2. Machine type: Pull-behind Spreader
3. Application Width: 60 feet
ii. Setup System
1. 1 ECU with 1 product
iii. Setup Fan / Spinner RPM
1. 1 fan – check the box for control.
iv. Setup Application Type
1. Granular fertilizer
2. Application mode – select “Granular Full Width”
v. Setup Auxiliary Drivers – pass to next screen
vi. Section Summary – confirm 1 section with 60 feet wide is showing.
vii. RPM Sensor Assignment – make sure box is checked for Product 1.
viii. Setup Control Valve
1. Leave Control Valve Type as PWM Close (you do not want your belt to open as you go around the headlands.)
2. Valve Response Rate – 50% is a good starting point.
3. Enable PWM Smart Control.
ix. Setup PWM – leave the presets as your settings.
x. Setup Rate Sensor –
1. Product Density - 70.0 lb/feet3
2. Spreader Constant – 250 pulses/feet3 (contact spreader manufacturer for specific constant)
3. Pulses / Revolution – encoder or rate number. 180 is most common.
4. Gate height – 3 inches.
xi. Setup Tank/Bin –
1. Tank Capacity – 10,000 lbs.
2. Tank Level – 10,000 lbs.
3. Low Tank Level – 250 (check if you want alarm notifications when tank is low).
4. Activate Low Bin Level Sensor – leave other settings as is.
xii. Setup Rates
1. Preset Rate Values – 250, 300, 350.
2. Rate pump – 10
3. Leave Rate at Predefined or Rx.
xiii. Setup Alarms
1. Set Off Rate Alarm and check Shaft Sensor alarm if applicable.
xiv. Set-up Rate Sensor
1. Product 2 – would be your fans.
a. Set to PWM Close
b. Enable PWM Smart Control.
2. RPM Cal – leave at 1 Pulse/Rev (can be up to 4)
xv. Setup Rates (Spinner Speeds)
1. Preset Rate Values: 500, 600, 650
2. Rate Bump – 10 RPM
3. Leave rest as/is
xvi. Setup Summary – shows all relevant details.
b. Liquid (example) pull-type sprayer set-up:
i. Name Profile
1. Profile Name: Pull-type sprayer
2. Machine type: Pull-behind Sprayer
3. Application Width: 100 feet
ii. Setup System
1. 1 ECU – 1 Product
iii. Select Application Type
1. Select “Liquid”
iv. Setup Sections
1. Number of sections: 5
2. Section Valve type – 3-Wire
3. Uncheck “Equal Width Sections”
4. Uncheck “Fence Rows Enable” if you have fence rows
v. Setup Section Width
1. Set up different section widths (since you unchecked “Equal Width”)
a. 10 feet on the ends (sections 1-5)
b. 20 feet on the next sections (sections 2 – 4)
c. 40 feet in the middle (section 3) – this gives us a total of 100 feet.
vi. Setup Auxiliary Drivers (e.g., lights, etc.) – leave blank.
vii. Section summary – verify that section widths are correct, as well as signal drivers.
viii. Setup Pressure Sensors – None
ix. Auxiliary Functions – leave unchecked.
x. Setup Control Valve – Product 1
1. Set as Standard valve type.
2. Leave Valve Response Rate/Deadband as preset/default.
xi. Setup Rate Sensor
1. Flowmeter calibration number – 1440 (depending on flowmeter)
a. Leave unit as 10 gal
xii. Setup Tank/Bin
1. Leave as “None”
2. Tank capacity: 1200 gal
3. Current tank level: 0
4. Low tank level (alarm setting): 100, check box
xiii. Setup Rates
1. Preset Rate values: 5.0, 7.5, 10.0
2. Rate Bump: 1.0 gal/ac
3. Rate Selection: Predefined or Rx
4. Display Smoothing – keep checked
5. Decimal shift – leave at 1
xiv. Setup Alarms
1. Off rate alarm – 20% (leave checked)
a. Will tell you if you are off-rate by 20% or more
2. Minimum Flow Rate – low limit. Set to 12.0
xv. Verify setup summary.
10. Confirm that settings are correct on the run screen.
11. Once the profile is set up, you need to put the RCM in Demo Mode.
a. Tap the “Tests” tab and click “Demonstration Mode.”
b. Click the check box.
c. Select the flow simulation type.
i. Select “None” if you want no flow to be simulated.
ii. Select “Fixed Freq” to simulate a consistent flow rate. Enter the desired flow value in the corresponding popup.
iii. Select “Rate Tracking” if you want the system to adjust flow so it matches the target application rate on the main screen.
d. Enter simulated pressure valve for pressure sensors 1, 3, and 5; and then do the same for 2, 4,and 6.
1. Verify that the software versions are up to date.
a. Touch the upper right-hand corner.
b. Select “System Manager.”
c. Select the second tab from the left, labeled “Hardware Update.” Ensure the HDU, Raven Rate<
Control Modules, and RS1 node versions match the latest versions, shown on screen. (GFX:
HDU 2.60.29 | Raven Rate Control Module 188.8.131.52 | RS1 184.108.40.206
i. If older software is installed, updates are required. See the Raven RS1 Calibration and
Operation Manual for more information.
d. Once verified, exit the System Manager screen.
2. Next, we’ll configure the machine profile.
a. Touch the User Terminal, or UT, button.
b. Touch the steering widget.
c. Select the first profile labeled “Available” and touch the “next” button.
d. Select DEMO as the machine type.
e. Select Generic as the machine make.
f. Your steering configuration should auto-fill. Touch the “next” button.
g. Enter the machine dimensions that were set up on the Viper 4 and touch the “next” button.
3. Set up GPS.
a. Select SBAS in the “Differential Source” drop-down and touch the “next” button.
b. Wait until converged, then tap the “next” button.
4. Calibrate Terrain Compensation.
a. Turn the speed dial up to get the distance required above 32.8 feet (9.9974 meters).
b. Make sure the speed dial is set to “off” for 0 speed and touch the “calibrate” button.
c. After terrain compensation is complete, touch the “next” button.
5. Test the Resume switch.
a. On the “Verify Resume Switch” screen, the icon will turn from red to green when you toggle the
Resume Switch. Test this out, then click “next.”
a. On the Disengage Calibration screen, turn the steering wheel at a typical rate and then touch the
7. Set Left Wheel Angle Sensor Value
a. On the next screen, change the disengage threshold to 10 Hz and touch the “next” button.
b. Turn the steering wheel to the left until a current sensor voltage of 1.00V is achieved. If you turn
too far, turn the opposite direction.
c. Tap on the “Left” input value highlighted in blue. This sets the Left Wheel Angle Sensor Value.
8. Set Center Wheel Angle Sensor Value
a. Then, turn the steering wheel to the right until the current sensor voltage reads 2.50V.
b. Tap the “Center” input. This sets the Center Wheel Angle Sensor Value.
9. Do the same to set the Right Wheel Angle Sensor Value at 4.00V. Then, tap the “next” button.
10. Review the summary screen. Verify that the summary matches the settings below.
Please watch this short video on even more tips and tricks for your Raven simulator!