EPICommunicator (EPICom) is proprietary software for use with any Master-Touch flow meter which has operating firmware v3.9G or later. It consists of four modules EPITerm, EPIMeter, E-Logger and Modbus RTU which work together to put complete control of the Master-Touch flow meter in the hands of the user. EPICom uses the RS232, RS485 or USB communication protocol to connect a Master-Touch flow meter to a PC running Windows® software. The software and manual can be downloaded directly from this page by clicking on the following links:
EPICom v2.16 software for Master-Touch flow meters produced Feb 2010 and later.
Please note that older versions of the Master-Touch software do NOT support all EPICom v2.0x functions. For all Master-Touch flow meters produced prior to Feb 2010, please contact the factory for the appropriate version of the software.
EPITerm is a Windows®-compatible terminal emulation program which uses the RS232 or USB communications protocols to present the Master-Touch system for real-time monitoring and control. The system features seven operational modes and their corresponding menus:
EPIMeter allows access to all of a flow meter’s settings through one PC screen. The functions and parameters of these settings are fully described in the EPITerm section of the manual. EPIMeter is NOT a direct, real-time connection to the flow meter’s operation. It is used to upload/download .mtr files for modifications to a flow meter’s settings, access archived *.mtr files and to print copies of *.mtr settings files.
EPIMeter will also generate graphs showing the non-linear curve output of the sensor and the linear 05VDC output for each flow meter. These graphs are useful in understanding the affects of changes to the Full Scale, Zero Offset, C Factor, etc.
E-Logger includes a fully functional, PC-based data logger that works in conjunction with Master-Touch flow meters which have v4.1A and higher software. The user can select from a set of categories for the data collection, the time interval for each data "snapshot" and, if necessary, programmed start and stop times. The data is stored on either the flow meter or a PC. E-Logger will also graph the data, and it provides tools for analysis of the data. Data files stored on a PC can be accessed by most common spreadsheet applications.
The EPICom . zip file above includes a sample data file (samplefile.log) which can be used to see how the data logging module is used. First extract the software to a folder on your PC. Then when running E-Logger, simply type "samplefile.log" in E-LOG FILENAME window and click the LOAD button. This will populate E-Logger with data that can then be viewed and graphed by the module.
Master-Touch flow meters support RS485 Modbus RTU communications. Our EPI module displays data from as many as eight flow meters, or you can use third-party software for Modbus data acquistion to incorporate the flow meters into a facility-wide system.
EPICom Program Screens