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Synergy

Fluid Inventory Control Systems

Synergy Fluid Inventory Control Systems from Balcrank

Synergy offers ease-of-use combined with the high performance you have come to expect from Balcrank. The Synergy provides precise metering and dispensing of any fluid for Automotive, Commercial, and Industrial applications.


  • Controls up to 255 outlets
  • Number of fluids are unlimited
  • Number of keypads are unlimited
  • Job number validation are unlimited
  • Manage simultaneous dispense locations - all dispenses are recorded

Flexibility and Performance

Synergy is simple to use and offers outstanding performance. It is very easy to customize to your unique needs for control of oil, Anti-freeze (Glycol) and more. With Synergy, you will have full control of all liquid consumption for vehicle service and industrial applications.


Intelligent Modules with Easy Integration

The system uses intelligent modules, which offer a variety of adaptations in the software. Synergy can be installed in both existing and new facilities and with optional integration in financial DMS applications. Synergy systems are compatible with ADP applications. Other Dealer Management Systems (DMS) interfaces may be developed, talk with your regional manager. The system provides precise metering and dispensing of fluids. Multilingual, English, Spanish, and French.


Remote Access

The remote keypads are designed to be located in strategic places allowing remote entry of PIN ID, job or work order number, and amount of fluid to be dispensed at any given location. A Minimum of 1 keypad is required to operate a system, but there is no limit for the total number of keypads in the system. Any dispense can be initiated from any keypad.


System Control

The Multi-Point Dispense Module (MPDM) controls the amount of fluid ordered from any keypad or PC in the entire system. One module controls up to 4 outlets and offers a keyed manual override. Every outlet port can be given unique functions


Industrial Batch Features

Synergy is the solution for increasing productivity and improving quality. Offering a number of batch dispensing solutions: it´s easy to design a system to meet specific demands. Up to 7 volumes can be pre-programmed and 4 volumes can be dispensed simultaneously, with or without a PC.

  • Pin code
  • Volume
  • Time-out
  • Job number
  • Group access
  • Pulse per unit
  • Display information
  • Minimum/maximum volume

BOMs for Synergy Fluid Inventory Control Systems from Balcrank

BOM’s

  • 1 - 3110-018 - Printer Interface Module
  • 1 - 3110-019 - PC Interface Module
  • 1 - 3110-020 - Tank Control Module
  • 1 - 3120-068 - LED Display
  • 2 - 3110-016 - Standard Keypads
  • 2 - 3110-017 - Multi-Point Dispense Module (MPDM)
  • 6 - Pulse Meter/Solenoid Valve Kits - select the meter to match the fluid type
  • 3 - 3120-033 - Air Solenoids
  • 1 - 3120-069 - Ticket Printer

Synergy Components

Multi-Point Dispense Module

Synergy Fluid Inventory Control System Components
  • The Multi-Point Dispense Module controls the amount of fluid ordered from any keypad or PC in the entire system
  • One module controls up to 4 outlets and offers a keyed manual override
  • Every outlet port can be given unique functions: PIN code, volume, time out, job number, group access, Pulse Per Unit, display information, Min./Max. volume

Model Description
3110-017 Multi-Point Dispense Module

Function Module controls 4 dispense points/solenoids
Outlets / Dispense Points 4
Max. distance per dispense point from MPDM to meter valve 30’
AC Power cord not included, see part 832816
Power Input-110 VAC, output - 24 VDC



Keypad

Synergy Fluid Inventory Control System Components
  • The standard keypads are designed to be located in strategic locations to allow remote entry of PIN, job number, fluid, etc.
  • Can be equipped with Serial Port Kit for use with an external reader
  • No limit for number of keypads in the system
  • Any outlet can be opened from any keypad or reader

Model Description
3110-016 Standard Keypad

Function Module Module allows remote entry of PIN, job number, fluid, etc.
Minimum 1 keypad required to operate a remote system
No limit for number of keypads in the system
Input Power 24 VDC
Output Power 24 VDC



PC Interface Module

Synergy Fluid Inventory Control System Components
  • Interfaces Synergy system to the PC
  • Includes basic software:
    • Allowing graphic visualization of the Synergy system components
    • Export system data to a simple text file
    • Synchronization of the system time with the PC
  • Enhance system capabilities with Synergy Professional software, sold separately.
  • Can run in background and accessed from remote keypads
  • Operator interface, includes powerful database manager
  • Easy integration with other software for automatic invoicing

Model Description
3110-019 PC Interface Module

Function Module Allows PC Interface
PC Requirements Runs under Windows 7/2000/ XP/ Vista
Intel Pentium 2-333Mhz 128Mb RAM
Must have free compatible 9-pin serial port
Comes with Basic Software Graphically view system
Set system time, Update tank levels
Simple data export
Input Power 24 VDC
Output Power 24 VDC



Tank Control Module

Synergy Fluid Inventory Control System Components
  • The Tank Control Module is used to monitor up to 4 fresh and/or waste oil tanks per module using either high/low level sensors or analog probes. Control pumps - automatic start and stop
  • Controls air solenoid valves
  • Equipped with key switch for normal operation, emergency override and On/Off functions
  • Controls waste pump/solenoid valves providing high level warning for Used Oil or low level warning and reorder point for fresh oil on PC

Model Description
3110-020 Tank Control Module

Function Module Controls tank monitoring
4 tanks per module
Can only be used in the PC based system
Input Power 110 VAC
Output Power 24 VDC



LED Display

Synergy Fluid Inventory Control System Components
  • Large display, easy to see from long distances
  • The active outlet is shown in the lower left corner
  • When equipped with a clock module or connected with a PC LED Display unit shows the current time when the system in not in use
  • Displays the active dispense volume
  • Can display tank volume when used in a system with a tank control module and an analog sensor.

NOTE: If the LED Display unit is used to display tank volume, it cannot be used to display dispenses, and can only display the volume of a single tank.


Model Description
3120-068 LED Display

Function Module Displays active dispense point & time
Single extra port for a fluid solenoid valve/dispense point
Accommodates a clock module for a non-PC system
Input Power 24 VDC
Output Power 24 VDC



Printer Module

Synergy Fluid Inventory Control System Components
  • Interfaces FIC system to the optional ticket printer
  • Internal database stores user, PIN, and job information, when no PC is used
  • Transaction details printed on the optional ticket printer.
  • Can also be used in a PC system for job tickets anywhere in a system layout

Model Description
3110-018 Printer Module additional memory

Function Module Controls printability
Max. Transactions 912
Max. Users 32
Tanks 8
Non-PC Systems Accommodates a clock module for a non-PC system
The non-PC system requires the Printer Module to create printouts of all transactions
Input Power 24 VDC
Output Power 24 VDC



Tank Surveillance Module

Synergy Fluid Inventory Control System Components
  • The Tank Surveillance Module is used to monitor up to 4 fresh and/or waste oil tanks per module using either high/low level sensors or analog probes. Control pumps - automatic start and stop
  • Controls up to 4 solenoids (air or fluid) and can be used for either standalone tank monitoring or integrated with a PC based system.
  • Equipped with key switch for normal operation, emergency override and On/Off functions
  • Green, red, & yellow LED’s on the front cover provide current tank status at a glance.
  • Used Oil - warning lights indicate ready, high level, and full
  • Fresh oil - warning lights indicate ready, low level, and empty

Model Description
3110-021 Controls Tank Monitoring

Function Module Controls pumps, automatic start & stop
Tanks per Module 4
Can be used as a stand alone, in a non-PC based system, or in a PC based system
Input Power 110 VAC
Output Power 24 VDC



FIC Accessories

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833019 833022 833020 / 833022 833021 / 833022 833023 / 833022
Clock Module for LED or Printer Module Serial Port Kit Bar Code Reader / Serial Port Kit Card Reader / Serial Port Kit Dallas Key Reader / Serial Port Kit



Programs and Applications

Synergy Fluid Inventory Control System Components 3120-072 Professional Software Full-featured PC database Easy system configuration Optional connection to DMS systems Variety of standard & customized reports
3120-108 Client Set-up - Additional server/client control from multiple PC’s
3120-070 SMS - Tank Alerts via text messaging or E-mail
3110-022 Virtual keypad/Android phone (coming soon)
3110-023 DB Dock Service - Synchronize mobile database with main database
ADP Software Interface for Synergy Fluid Inventory Systems from Balcrank 3120-111 ADP Professional Software-Intrerface fees additional
3120-112 ADP Interface Fee-Quarterly
3120-113 ADP Interface Fee-Yearly



Solenoid Valves

Synergy Fluid Inventory Control System Components
Model Description
3120-073 Oil Anti-freeze (Glycol)

Pressure 725 psi (50 bar)
Connection 1/2” NPT(M/M)
Power 24 VDC


 
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3120-074 Grease

Pressure 7250 psi (500 bar)
Connection In: 3/8” NPT(M) Out: 1/8” NPT(M)
Power 24 VDC


Synergy Fluid Inventory Control System Components
Model Description
3120-075 Diesel

Pressure 145 psi (10 bar)
Connection 3/4” NPT(M/M)
Power 24 VDC


Synergy Fluid Inventory Control System Components
Model Description
3120-077 Windshield Washer Fluid

Pressure 725 psi (50 bar)
Connection 1/2” NPT(M/M)
Power 24 VDC


 
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3120-078 DEF

Pressure 725 psi (50 bar)
Connection 1/2” NPT(M/M)
Power 24 VDC



Communication and Control

Synergy Fluid Inventory Control System Components
Synergy Fluid Inventory Control System Components
3128-050 Communication Cable 50 ft
3128-100 Communication Cable 100 ft.
3128-150 Communication Cable 150 ft.
3128-250 Communication Cable 250 ft.
3129-050 Control Cable 50 ft.
3129-100 Control Cable 100 ft.
3129-150 Control Cable 150 ft.
3129-250 Control Cable 250 ft.



Cable Wire Prep Kit

Assists installers in providing premium quality wiring hook-ups. Kit includes cable jacket remover, wire stripper, and pin crimper.

Synergy Fluid Inventory Control System Components 832057

Wire Preparation Kit:

  • 1-Wire Sheath Stripping Tool
  • 1-Wire End Stripping Tool
  • 1-Wire Ferrule Crimping Tool
  • 1- Package Wire end ferrule- 18 AWG (500 pcs)



Tank Sensors

for use with Tank Control Module 3110-020 and Tank Surveillance Module 3110-021

Synergy Fluid Inventory Control System Components 3120-079 Level Sensor, Switch, Oil
3120-080 Level Sensor, Switch, Other Fluids
3120-081 2 Level Sensor, Switch, Oil
3120-082 2 Level Sensor, Switch, Other Fluids
3120-083 2 Level Sensor, Switch, Waste Oil
3120-084 Level Sensor, Analog, Oil



Ticket Printer

Synergy Fluid Inventory Control System Components 3120-069 Optional Ticket Printer for use with Printer Module 3110-018