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Software Manual n. MM850279 ed. 00 PRELIMINARY INFORMATION 1 CALPMAN INSTALLATION AND START-UP 3 4

Software Manual n. MM850279 ed. 00

PRELIMINARY INFORMATION

1 CALPMAN INSTALLATION AND START-UP

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INDEX

1.1

CalPman OPERATING REQUIREMENTS

 

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1.2

HARDWARE CONNECTIONS

 

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1.3

CalPman INSTALLATION

 

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1.4

START-UP AND EXIT FROM CalPman

 

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2 USE OF CALPMAN

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2.1

INTRODUCTION

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2.1.1

Serial communication

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2.2

PROBE CALIBRATION PROCEDURE

 

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2.2.1

Description13

 

2.2.2

Parameter setting

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2.2.3

MicroCal 200 parameters setting

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2.2.4

MicroCal 200 serial line parameters setting

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2.2.5

Under test probes data and reference data setting

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2.2.6

Saving and recovery of calibration parameters 20

2.2.7

Execution of the calibration procedure 21

 

PROBE LIFE TEST PROCEDURE

 

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2.3.1

Description24

 

2.3.2

Setting the parameters

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2.3.3

Saving and recovery of probe life test parameters

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2.4

THERMOSTAT TEST PROCEDURE

 

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2.4.1

Description27

 

2.4.2

Parameter setting

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2.4.3

Saving and recovery of thermostat test parameters

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2.5

HALTING PROCEDURES UNDERWAY

 

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3 SAVING AND PRINTING REPORTS

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3.1

HOW TO SAVE A REPORT

 

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3.2

HOW TO PRINT A REPORT

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3.3

HOW TO SAVE A REPORT IN TEXT FORMAT

 

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3.4

HOW TO OPEN AND PRINT AN EXISTING REPORT

 

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4 EXAMPLES

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4.1

CALIBRATION PROCEDURE

 

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4.1.1

Example 1 36

 

4.1.2

Example 2 37

4.1.3

Example 3 38

4.2

PROBE LIFE TEST

 

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4.2.1

Example 1 40

 

4.2.2

Example 2 40

5.3

THERMOSTAT TEST PROCEDURE

 

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5.3.1

Example 1 41

 

5 PROBLEM SOLVING

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Software Manual n. MM850279 ed. 00 PRELIMINARY INFORMATION This manual contains the information required for

Software Manual n. MM850279 ed. 00

PRELIMINARY INFORMATION

This manual contains the information required for installing and using the CalPman software. This software is ideal for automating those sensor and temperature transducer control procedures which would otherwise require the permanent presence of an operator.

The software can be used directly on all the temperature calibrators produced by EUROTRON S.r.l. with the microprocessor regulator (Except for the MicroCal T1100 products). CalPman runs in a Microsoft Windows v.3.x environment (or subsequent releases) and uses the window interface of this operating system.

NOTE

PRELIMINARY VERSION WAS CALLED AQ2SP NOW FINAL VERSION IS CALLED CALPMAN. YOU CAN FIND NAME OR REFERENCE OR FILES NAME OR DIRECTORY NAME WITH OLD NAME. PLEASE USE THEM ALSO IF MANUAL INDICATE CALPMAN NAME.

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Software Manual n. MM850279 ed. 00 1 CalPman INSTALLATION AND START-UP 1.1 CalPman OPERATING REQUIREMENTS

Software Manual n. MM850279 ed. 00

1 CalPman INSTALLATION AND START-UP

1.1 CalPman OPERATING REQUIREMENTS

System requirements for CalPman for Windowsää In order to use CalPman for Windows, you must have the following:

Computer:

IBM compatible

Processor:

80i386 or faster

RAM memory:

at least 4 MB; 8 MB is advisable.

Hard disk:

space required by the program 2 MB.

Floppy disk:

3.5 inch format, 1.44 MB.

Monitor:

VGA with 640 x 480 resolution or better.

Serial line:

2, one for connecting with the calibrator, and the other for connecting with the MicroCal 200 or Multiplexer (version for more than one probe).

Mouse:

connected by means of an extra card on the PC bus (Ps2 or Inport).

Continuity unit (recommended).

Operating system:

Microsoft Windowsversion 3.1 or subsequent release

Microsoft Windows95.

1.2 HARDWARE CONNECTIONS

The typical configuration of the bench hardware connections is given below (see Figure 1):

The bench is essentially made up of the following:

Personal Computer

Serial cable (2 in the version with MicroCal 200 or where more than one probe is used).

Calibrator

MicroCal 200 or Multiplexer ( version for more than one probe).

The Personal Computer (henceforth called “PC”) is connected to the calibrator by means of a serial cable; the connection is made by inserting the 9 pin female plug of the serial cable into the 9 pin male socket of the PC (serial 1 or serial A, usually found at the back of the PC) and by inserting the 9 pin female plug of the serial cable into the 9 pin male socket at the back of the calibrator.

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In the version with MicroCal 200, a second serial cable connect it to the PC. To make this connection insert the 25 pin female plug on the serial cable (furnished with the MicroCal 200) into the 25 pin male socket of the PC (serial 2 or serial B; in the case th9is connector be 9 pins use the reduction gear furnished with the AQ2so software) and insert the MINI-Din male connector into the MINI-DIN male socket at the back of the MicroCal.

into the MINI-DIN male socket at the back of the MicroCal. Figure 1 In the version

Figure 1

In the version for more than one probe, a second serial cable connects the PC to the Multiplexer: to make this connection insert the 9 pin female plug on the serial cable into the 9 pin male socket of the PC (serial 2 or serial B, usually found at the back of the PC) and insert the 9 pin female plug of the serial cable into the 9 pin male socket at the back of the Multiplexer.

1.3 CalPman INSTALLATION

Below you will find a list of instructions to be followed when installing the CalPman software:

Switch on the computer and run Microsoft Windows.

Put the diskette into the floppy disk drive.

In Windows3.x or Windows for WorkGroup3.x:

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Software Manual n. MM850279 ed. 00 Select the RUN command from the FILE menu of

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Select the RUN command from the FILE menu of Program Manager. In the dialogue box of RUN, in the text box Command Line, type the letter corresponding to the floppy drive where you have put the diskette followed by SETUP (for example: type “A:\SETUP” or “B:\SETUP”), then press OK to start installation. In Windows 95:

Press the START button and select the RUN command; in the Run application dialogue box, in the Open text box, type the letter corresponding to the floppy drive where the diskette has been inserted followed by SETUP (for example: type “A:\SETUP” or “B:\SETUP”), then press OK to start installation.

The installation program will copy all the necessary files onto the Computer’s hard disk; follow the instructions and insert what the installation program requests.

WARNING:

PLEASE INSERT THE IDENTIFICATION CODE WITHOUT SPACE CHARACTERS AND WITH SENSITIVE CASE.

1.4 START-UP AND EXIT FROM CalPman

The installation program has created, in Program Manager (Windows 3.x) or in the START>PROGRAMS (Windows 95), an icon group with the name CalPman; the group contains the following icons:

READ ME Icon This is the document file which contains information concerning the technical support given to CalPman users as well as information about how to contact EUROTRON S.r.l. Double click to consult the file.

CALPMAN icon This is the CalPman program. To start-up the program read later in this paragraph.

UNINSTALL Icon (REMOVE INSTALLATION) This is the program which remove the CalPman software installation. To start up the program read later in this paragraph.

To start up the CalPman program:

In Windows 3x or Windows for WorkGroup 3.x:

from the CalPman group double click, using the mouse, on the CalPman icon or from the FILE menu of Program Manager, select the RUN command and in the document box of the Command line type the pathname of the CalPman program (path entered during installation which

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Software Manual n. MM850279 ed. 00 by default is C:\CALPMAN), followed by CALPMAN.EXE (example C:\CALPMAN\CALPMAN.EXE

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by default is C:\CALPMAN), followed by CALPMAN.EXE (example C:\CALPMAN\CALPMAN.EXE for the default path). In Windows 95:

Press the START button, select the PROGRAMS menu; select the CalPman menu and then the CalPman command; or press the START button and in the dialogue box Run application type, in the Open document, the pathname of the CalPman program (path entered during installation which by default is C:\CALPMAN), followed by CALPMAN.EXE (example C:\CALPMAN\CALPMAN.EXE for the default path); press OK.

To start up the program which removes installation:. In Windows 3.x or Windows for WorkGroup 3.x:

from the CalPman group double click with the mouse on the icon with the description UNINSTALL or from the FILE menu of Program Manager select the RUN command and in the document box Command line type the CalPman program pathname (path entered during installation which by default is C:\CALPMAN), followed by UNSTALL.EXE (example C:\CALPMAN\UNSTALL.EXE for the default path). In Windows 95:

Press the START button, select the PROGRAMS menu; select the CalPman menu and then the UNINSTALL command; or press the START button and in the dialogue box Run application type, in the Open document, the pathname of the CalPman program (path entered during installation which by default is C:\CALPMAN), followed by UNSTALL.EXE (example C:\CALPMAN\UNSTALL.EXE for the default path); press OK. The unistall program will remove all the files copied from the diskette during the installation and lets on the hard disk in the CalPman directory, all the files created by the user and not copied during installation.

To exit from CalPman program:

copied during installation. To exit from CalPman program: Pushing this button or selecting the command Exit

Pushing this button or selecting the command Exit from the File menu or typing Alt+F4 is possible to exit from the CalPman program. If these actions are made during a procedure, CalPman program will advise the user by dialog box that will be necessary stop the procedure before exit

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Software Manual n. MM850279 ed. 00 2 USE OF CalPman 2.1 INTRODUCTION CalPman for Windows

Software Manual n. MM850279 ed. 00

2 USE OF CalPman

2.1

INTRODUCTION

CalPman for Windowsis an application which has been specially designed to be used in conjunction with calibrators produced by Eurotron.

When you start, the application acquires all the parameters of the connected calibrator which are needed for managing the procedures (reference information of the calibrator), see Figure 2.

(reference information of the calibrator), see Figure 2. Figure 1 If there should be any problems

Figure 1

If there should be any problems with the serial port, the application will display an error window and will then start with reduced functions (it will only display and print reports which have already been created). If there should be problems on the actual serial communication, the application will make a series of attempts before displaying an error window in which confirmation of a further attempt or use of the same application with reduced functions is requested. In both case see the paragraph 5. Problems solving later in this manual.

Once the reference information (parameters) has been obtained from the calibrator, CalPman carries out a check of the identification number (license) introduced during installation: if CalPman finds that this number does not correspond to the calibrator, it will display an error window and will stop without allowing the user to do anything.

If the number and calibrator do correspond CalPman will continue and will allow the user to carry out all its functions.

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Software Manual n. MM850279 ed. 00 Once working, the application will allow the calibrator to

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Once working, the application will allow the calibrator to be checked by means of the variable reading, writing and printing commands.

Reading Variables

reading, writing and printing commands. Reading Variables By pressing this button, or by selecting the Read

By pressing this button, or by selecting the Read command from the Variables menu, you enter the Figure 3 shown below

the Variables menu, you enter the Figure 3 shown below Figure 2 Select the parameter which

Figure 2

Select the parameter which you wish to read from the calibrator, using the mouse, and press the “OK” button.

Once you have read the parameters you want, you can print them by pressing the button shown here, or by selecting the Print command from the Variables menu Print command from the Variables menu

Writing Variables

Print command from the Variables menu Writing Variables By pressing this button, or selecting the Write

By pressing this button, or selecting the Write command from the Variables menu, you enter the Figure 4 shown below. Using the mouse, select the parameter you wish to set on the

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Software Manual n. MM850279 ed. 00 calibrator, indicate the value of the parameter in the

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calibrator, indicate the value of the parameter in the document box at the side, or chose it from the available values, and press the “OK” button.

Figure 2
Figure 2

CalPman also makes it possible to carry out several automatic procedures; the choice of procedure to be used depends essentially on the type of operation you wish to carry out. In this section we make some suggestions about the activities which can be carried out quickly and extremely efficiently using CalPman.

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Software Manual n. MM850279 ed. 00 The CalPman application carries out the following tests: Temperature

Software Manual n. MM850279 ed. 00

The CalPman application carries out the following tests:

Temperature probe calibration (Calibration procedure).00 The CalPman application carries out the following tests: - Stress cycles on temperature probes (Probe

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Stress cycles on temperature probes (Probe life test procedure)Temperature probe calibration (Calibration procedure). - - Thermostat inspection tests (Thermostat test procedure). -

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Thermostat inspection tests (Thermostat test procedure).cycles on temperature probes (Probe life test procedure) - - For each of these three procedures,

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For each of these three procedures, the application uses information (henceforth called parameters) which the user can input as he likes, as long as he stays, naturally, within the limits of the program itself. These parameters are then automatically memorized on file on exiting the application and are re-read by the same application each time an action is made, so that they are available each time one of these three tests is carried out again. When the application is run for the first time, as none of these parameter files is present, the application sets this information with default values established by EUROTRON S.r.l.

The files relating to the parameters of each of the three tests are:

LASTCAL.PRC

for calibration procedure; it contains parameters for calibrating temperature probes

LASTPROB.PRB

for probe life test procedure; it contains the parameters for carrying out stress tests on temperature probes

LASTSWIT.PRW

for thermostat test procedure; it contains parameters for carrying out inspection tests on thermostats.

In addition to these three parameter files, containing the last setting carried out, the user can save settings made during use of the application which are different from the default values, in files which he will name as he wishes and which he will be able to call up and update at any time. The extension of these files must be the same as the one suggested by the application, and must be different for each test, so that, both the application and the user can recognize to which test the file in question refers. For example, the probe calibration test settings can be saved by means of the appropriate dialogue box, in a file called PRT100.PRC so that the user can call it up each time a PRT100 type probe has to be calibrated. He can save the

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Software Manual n. MM850279 ed. 00 settings of thermostat inspection tests on IT23451 type thermostats

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settings of thermostat inspection tests on IT23451 type thermostats in a file called IT23451.PRW.

on IT23451 type thermostats in a file called IT23451.PRW. During one of any procedures is possible

During one of any procedures is possible to verify the program operation parameters, setted for the current procedure, by pressing this button, or selecting the Setted parameters command from the Run menu

2.1.1 Serial communication Communication between the PC and the Calibrator is made by means of a serial line; Serial communication parameters are set using the dialogue box shown in Figure 5, in which the PC’s serial communication parameters can be entered. Reference should be made to the technical or instruction manual of the calibrator itself for information about the calibrator communication parameters.

information about the calibrator communication parameters. Figure 3 COM port : calibrator. In this connector will

Figure 3

COM port:

calibrator. In this connector will be insert the serial cable furnished with the software

is the port that the PC will use for the serial communication with the

Baud rate: is the serial communication speed that the PC will used for the data transfer with the calibrator. The speed here selected must be the same the speed selected on the calibrator connected (see the user manual of the calibrator)

Calibrator address: is the identification number of the calibrator. In a usual connection between PC and calibrator is always 1; in a connection between PC and more than one calibrators it can be a value between 1 and 32. The address here

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selected must be the same the address selected on the calibrator connected (see the user manual of the calibrator)

2.2 PROBE CALIBRATION PROCEDURE

2.2.1 Description This type of procedure makes it possible to calibrate probes or thermometers of any type at various positions previously set in the appropriate dialogue box (see paragraph 3.2.2 Setting parameters). The values of the test probes can be obtained in two ways: by entering the value manually or completely automatically. The manual method let the user to make calibration of different probes (platinum resistance thermometer, thermocouple, …) because the probes values reading is desk calibration free. The automatic method, without MicroCal 200, let the user to make calibration of platinum resistance thermometer PRT100 3 wires directly connected to the calibrator (by the dedicated plug on the calibrator); with the MicroCal 200 is possible to make automatic calibration of every type of transducers connectable to the MicroCal 200.

2.2.2 Parameter setting Parameters required for the calibration procedure are set by means of the

for the calibration procedure are set by means of the Figure 4 dialogue boxes shown in

Figure 4

dialogue boxes shown in Figure 6. Select the Calibration command from the Settings menu and enter the required parameters.

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Ramp point:

Ramp point: Software Manual n. MM850279 ed. 00 these are the temperature values at which you

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these are the temperature values at which you wish to carry out calibration

Free temperature values which can be set individually from a minimum of two (2) to

a maximum of ten (10); select the number relating to the position to be

entered to gain access to the relevant text box. Then enter the temperature value (with a decimal number). The program does not allow non-consecutive positions to be selected while it does allow temperature values which are not necessarily sequential to be entered (is not possible select 1, 2, 4, 7 points but

is possible set the point 1 at 20°C the point 2 at –10°C the point 3 at 50°C etc.).

Fixed Limit temperature values (lowest and highest) at which calibration can be carried out. The program will automatically calculate the intermediate values with a step of 25% by pressing the ’Calc.’ button.

Ramp Type:

Calibration mode

Up:

The program will carry out calibration from the first to the last set point

Up/Down:

The program will carry out calibration from the first to the last set point and will then return to the first point.

Gradient:

speed at which the set point moves from one point to the next

Maximum:

the calibrator takes the temperature to the next point at maximum speed

Setted:

the calibrator takes the temperature to the next point at the speed set in the text box (e.g. setting a gradient of 1°C/min., the calibrator will move the temperature from 10°C to 20°C in ten (10) minutes.

Configuration:

the temperature values of the probes and the reference values being tested, as they are recovered, by the program, when the calibrator reaches stability.

Nr. of probes under test:

under test

text box where insert the number of probes

Reference: Calibrator Int probe: if selected the reference values will be furnished from the internal probe of the calibrator and automatically acquired from the program Calibrator Ext probe: if selected the reference values will be furnished from the external probe of the calibrator by the dedicated plug and automatically acquired from the program Manual: if selected the reference values will be manually inserted in the dialog box furnished automatically from the program. An acoustic signal will accompany the dialog box displaying MicroCal 200: if selected the reference values will be furnished from the MicroCal 200 and will be automatically acquired from the program. When this reference is selected the Parameters and Serial buttons are available

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Software Manual n. MM850279 ed. 00 ‘Parameters’ Button : press this button to set the

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‘Parameters’ Button: press this button to set the operation parameters of MicroCal 200. The program will show a dialog box (see later Figure 7) Serial’ Button: press this button to set the serial communication parameters of MicroCal 200. The program will show

a dialog box (see later Figure 8)

Read type: Manual: if selected the under test probes values will be manually inserted in the dialog box furnished automatically from the program. An acoustic signal will accompany the dialog box displaying Calibrator Ext probe: if selected the under test probes values will be furnished from the external probe of the calibrator by the dedicated plug and automatically acquired from the program MicroCal 200: if selected the under test probes values will be furnished from the MicroCal 200 and will be automatically acquired from the program. When this reference is selected the Parameters and Serial buttons are available

‘Parameters’ Button: press this button to set the operation parameters of MicroCal 200. The program will show a dialog box (see later Figure 7)

‘Serial’ Button: press this button to set the serial communication parameters of MicroCal 200. The program will show

a dialog box (see later Figure 8)

Data:

these are important and characteristic data to be associated with the probes under test

‘Probes’ Button:

when this button is pressed, the dialogue box shown in Figure 10 opens

‘Reference’ Button: when this button is pressed, the dialogue box shown in Figure 11 opens

‘Save’ button when this button is pressed, the dialogue box shown in Figure 12 opens. With this window it is possible to give a name to the settings so that they can be used later without having to re-type the values.

‘Open’ button: by pressing this button the dialogue box shown in Figure 12 opens. With this window it is possible to re-load the settings which have previously been saved so that they can be changed or used to carry out the test.

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‘New’ button:

‘New’ button : Software Manual n. MM850279 ed. 00 by pressing this button the values are

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by pressing this button the values are setted to default (see Figure 6)

Press Cancel to cancel the information which has been entered; all the parameters which were entered previously will remain current, i.e. those parameters read by the application on start-up i.e. by the file LASTCAL.PRC, or those read by the application during recovery of these parameters, following a command by the user (concerning this consult the next paragraph 3.2.3 Saving and recovery of calibration parameters).

2.2.3 MicroCal 200 parameters setting

parameters ). 2.2.3 MicroCal 200 parameters setting Figure 5 Setting parameters of MicroCal 200 : these

Figure 5

Setting parameters of MicroCal 200: these are the operation parameters of MicroCal 200. When procedure start the PC sends these parameters via serial line to MicroCal 200

Read type:

selection of read type that will be make on MicroCal 200 imputs:

mVL

voltage signal from –20 mV to +200 mV (with resolution

0.000)

mVH

voltage signal from -0.2 mV to +2 V (with resolution 0.00)

V

voltage signal from –2 V a +20 V

mA

current signal from –5 mA a +50 mA

Ohm

resistance signal from 0 a 500 Ohm

Tc

Thermocouple

Rtd

Platinum resistance thermometer (PRT100)

Rtd:

selection of Platinum resistance thermometer type

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Software Manual n. MM850279 ed. 00 Thermocouple: selection of thermocouple type Measure unit: selection of

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Thermocouple:

selection of thermocouple type

Measure unit:

selection of measure unit (°C, °F, K)

Measure type:

selection of measure type, 3 wires or 4 wires (only when Ohm or Rtd (Read type) are selected.

ITS:

selection of international measure scale type (ITS1968, ITS1990).

For more and detailed information of the MicroCal operation parameters see the instruction manual of the MicroCal 200. Once all the parameters have been entered press OK to confirm the settings.

2.2.4 MicroCal 200 serial line parameters setting

settings. 2.2.4 MicroCal 200 serial line parameters setting Figure 6 Setting serial line : these are

Figure 6

Setting serial line:

these are the parameters the PC will use to communicate with MicroCal

Connector: is the port the PC will use for the serial communication with MicroCal 200. In this connector will be insert the serial cable furnished with the instrument MicroCal 200

Bit per second: is the serial communication speed that the PC will used for the data transfer with the MicroCal 200. The speed here selected must be the same the speed selected on the MicroCal 200 connected (see the instruction manual

of the MicroCal 200)

Address: is the identification number of the MicroCal 200. it can be

a value between 1 and 32; in a calibration procedure is always 1. The address here selected must be the same

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Software Manual n. MM850279 ed. 00 the address selected on the MicroCal 200 connected (see

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the address selected on the MicroCal 200 connected (see the instruction manual of the MicroCal 200)

‘Advanced’ Button: when this button is pressed, the dialogue box shown in Figure 9. With this window it is possible to set subsequent serial communication parameters of MicroCal 200.

‘Default’ Button: pressing this button the parameters will be setted to default values (Connector=COM1, Bit per second=9600, Address=1)

values (Connector=COM1, Bit per second=9600, Address=1) Figure 7 Advanced setting : use these parameters only if

Figure 7

Advanced setting: use these parameters only if serial communication expert

Once all the parameters have been entered press OK to confirm the settings.

2.2.5 Under test probes data and reference data setting

have been entered press OK to confirm the settings. 2.2.5 Under test probes data and reference

Figure 8

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Software Manual n. MM850279 ed. 00 Data of calibration : this is important data which

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Data of calibration: this is important data which must be consulted together with the temperature values which are to be calibrated

Nr. of probes under test:

Number of probe:

text box that display the number of probes under test inserted in the edit box ‘Nr. of probes’ in the dialog box ‘Setting parameters of calibration procedures’ (see Figure 6).

text box that display the current probe; the data inserted will be associated with this probe

Model: text box in which 20 alphanumeric characters can be entered for the identification of the instrument being tested (e.g. HD9214).

Description: text box in which 20 alphanumeric characters are entered in order to further identify the test instrument (e.g. Digital Thermometer PT 100) Serial number: text box in which the 20 alphanumeric characters used to identify the serial number of the test instrument are entered.

Range: text box where the actual measuring field (max. 20 characters), defined by the upper and lower values which the test instrument is set to measure within the specified accuracy level (e.g. -30.0/+250.0°C is entered.

Precision class: text box where the 17 alphanumeric characters are entered, used for entering the permitted error factor of the test instrument, used in pre-established conditions (e.g. 1/3 DIN).

Resolution:

‘< Prev.’ Button:

‘Next >’ Button:

text box (max. 20 characters) where the minimum variation in the test instrument’s reading is entered (e.g. 0.1°C)

press this button to move to previous probe; if data already inserted they will be displayed press this button to move to next probe; if data already inserted they will be displayed

These two button is useful to move between probes that was inserted in the edit box ‘Nr. of probes under test’ in the dialog box ‘Setting parameters of calibration procedures’ (see Figure 6). In this way is possible to check the data already inserted and, if necessary. modify them. After the inserting or modifying the user must store the data by pressing ‘Store’ button (see below).

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Software Manual n. MM850279 ed. 00 ‘Store’ Button’ : press this button to store the

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‘Store’ Button’: press this button to store the data displayed; this data will be associated with the currently displayed probe (text box

be

automatically increased to help the user to insert the next probe data

Number of probe’). The Number of probe’ will

Once all the parameters have been entered press OK to confirm the settings.

Data of reference: are the characteristics data of the reference will be use during calibration. To help the user, if in the dialog box ‘Setting parameters of calibration procedures’ (see Figure 6) was selected ‘Calibrator Int probe’ as a ‘Reference’, in this dialog box will be displayed the data of the connected calibrator anywhere modifiable

Model:

text box where insert up to 20 alphanumeric character inherent to reference instrument description (for example Digital Thermometer

PRT100).

description (for example Digital Thermometer PRT100). Figure 8 Serial # : text box where insert up

Figure 8

Serial #:

text box where insert up to 20 alphanumeric character inherent to reference instrument serial number.

Date of calibration: text box where insert up to 20 alphanumeric character inherent to reference instrument calibration date

Once all the parameters have been entered press OK to confirm the settings.

2.2.6 Saving and recovery of calibration parameters Parameters are saved and recovered for calibration procedure by means of the dialogue box shown in Figure 6 in the previous paragraph (3.2.2 Parameter setting). Once you are sure that the dialogue box contains the desired value, in order to file the parameters, press the ‘Save’ button and chose the directory where you

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wish to save the file and the name of the file itself in the Save as dialog box (see Figure 12). To recover the parameters, press the ‘Open’ button, and in the ‘Open’ dialogue box select the file with the desired parameters (Figure 12); this file is the actual file which the operator saved before, preferably with a name which has some meaning so as to be able to identify the parameters contained in this file which is about to be opened.

Figure 8
Figure 8

2.2.7 Execution of the calibration procedure

To execute the calibration procedure, select the command Calibration from the Run menù.CalPman will show you the condition of the procedure in its own main window: you will see the action in execution in blue, while, in black, those already carried out (see Figure 13).Referring to table 1 here under, you can notice three different kinds of procedure: Automatic, Semiautomatic and Manual.

Read type

Reference

Maximum n.

Procedure type

of probes

Calibrator Ext probe

Manual

1

Semiautomatic

MicroCal

Manual

1

Semiautomatic

Manual

Manual

10

Semiautomatic

Calibrator Ext probe

Calibrator Int probe

1

Automatic

MicroCal

Calibrator Int probe

1

Automatic

Manual

Calibrator Int probe

10

Manual

MicroCal

Calibrator Ext probe

1

Automatic

Manual

Calibrator Ext probe

10

Semiautomatic

Table 1

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Software Manual n. MM850279 ed. 00 In relation to the kind of Read type and

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In relation to the kind of Read type and Reference parameters selected in the suitable dialog box (see Figure 6 in the paragraph 3.2.2 Parameters setting) the execution of the procedure can be as follows:

setting ) the execution of the procedure can be as follows: Figure 8 automatic procedure Both

Figure 8

automatic procedure Both probes or reference values will automatically be acquired by serial line at the stability of the calibrator’s temperature

semiautomatic procedure The acquisition of the probes or reference values (depending on the selected parameters) will happen in an automatically way for one value, while the other one must be input manually at the stability of the calibrator’s temperature

manual procedure Both probes or reference values must be input manually at the stability of the calibrator’s temperature

procedure Both probes or reference values must be input manually at the stability of the calibrator’s

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Manual insert allow the user tom input the values of the probes and of the reference manually

input the values of the probes and of the reference manually Figure 8 MEASURE POINT #.:

Figure 8

MEASURE POINT #.: text for current measure point ( point of the calibration ramp input in the dialog box for the setting up of the parameters; see Figure 6 in the paragraph 3.2.2 Parameters setting)

Nr. of probes under test: text for the number of testing probes. This value must be set up in the dialog box for the setting up of the parameters (see Figure 6 in the paragraph 3.2.2 Parameters setting)

Current probe:

text for the number of probe for which the user is inputting the value

Probe value:

text box to input the measured value of the probe

Reference:

text box to input the measured value of the reference

’Store’ Button: pressing this button , the values input in the Probe value and Reference fields are memorized and will be used afterward to visualize and print if the report ( see paragraph 4. Saving and printing reports). After pressing this button, CalPman advances of one probe automatically to get easier the input of

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the next probe values (the number of the text box Current probe is increased)

’<’ Button: pressing this button, the user returns to the previous probe and, if already memorized, CalPman displays the values in the fields Current probe and Reference, referring to the probe itself

’>’ Button: pressing this button, the user goes to the next probe and, if already memorized, CalPman displays the values in the fields Current probe and Reference , referring to the probe itself

The button ‘<’ and ‘>’ must be used essentially “to run” among the probes; this let the user verify and modify the values already input.

WARNING

IF YOU MODIFY VALUES INPUT PREVIOUSLY, REMEMBER TO PRESS THE BUTTON STOREIN ORDER TO HAVE THEM REALLY ACQUIRED BY CALPMAN

At the end of the input of all the values for all the probes, press button OK.

During the semiautomatic procedures, CalPman allows the manual input of the value (Current probe or Reference) that has been selected as ‘Manual’ , while the other value (Current probe or Reference) is acquired automatically when button ‘Store' is pressed . Please note that the dialog box in Figure 15 shows the values automatically acquired already written and in gray: this means that the acquisition will happen in an automatic way.

At the end of the input of all the values for all the probes, press button OK.

2.3 PROBE LIFE TEST PROCEDURE

Figure 8

press button OK. 2.3 PROBE LIFE TEST PROCEDURE Figure 8 2.3.1 Description This type of procedure

2.3.1

Description

This type of procedure makes it possible to carry out stress cycles on probes or batches of probes, of any type; all you have to do is to enter the two excursion limit points of the cycle and the number of cycles to be carried out. The program

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will carry out a cycle between the two extremes of the calibrator completely automatically.

2.3.2 Setting the parameters The probe life test parameters are set using the dialogue boxes shown in Figure 16. Select the command Probe life test from the Settings menu and enter the required parameters.

from the Settings menu and enter the required parameters. Figure 8 High temperature limit : Low

Figure 8

High temperature limit:

Low temperature limit:

Nr. of cycles:

Gradient:

text box where you enter the highest temperature value which the life test cycle must reach

text box where you enter the lowest temperature value which the life test cycle must reach

text box where you must enter the number of times the calibrator must cycle between the lower and the higher limit.

speed at which the set point moves between the lower and

the higher limit

Maximum: the calibrator takes the temperature to the next point at maximum speed

Setted: the calibrator takes the temperature to the next point at the speed set in the text box (e.g. setting a gradient of 1°C/min., the calibrator will move the temperature from 10°C to 20°C in ten (10) minutes.

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Data’ button:

when you press this button the dialogue box shown in Figure17 opens.

Save’ button:

when you press this button the dialogue box in Figure18 opens. With this you can give a name to the settings so that they can be used again without having to type in the values.

‘Open’ button:

when this button is pressed the dialogue box in Figure18 opens. With this it is possible to re-load the previously saved settings so that they can be changed or used when carrying out the test.

Press Cancel to cancel anything which has already been entered; all previously entered parameters will remain current, such as those read by the application when it starts or, that is, by the file LASTCAL.PRB, or those read by the application during recovery of such parameters following a user command (see paragraph 3.3.3 Saving and recovery of probe life test parameters).

3.3.3 Saving and recovery of probe life test parameters). Figure 8 Data of Probe test :

Figure 8

Data of Probe test:

characteristic information concerning the probes under test probes

Lot: characteristic information concerning the lot of test probes; usually the probes are supplied with a numbering system which identifies the production lot (field Number) and sometimes this also contains the date of production (field date).

Supplier:

text box where the name of the manufacturer of the probes is entered or the name of the retailer.

Number of probes: the text box where the number of probes undergoing the life test cycle is entered.

Once all the parameters have been entered, press OK to confirm the settings.

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Software Manual n. MM850279 ed. 00 2.3.3 Saving and recovery of probe life test parameters

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2.3.3 Saving and recovery of probe life test parameters The probe life test parameters are saved and recovered by means of the dialogue box shown in Figure 6 of the previous paragraph (3.3.2 Parameter setting). To file the parameters, once you are sure that the dialogue box contains the values you need, press the Save button and in the Save as dialogue box chose the directory where you wish to save the file and its name. To recover parameters, press the Open button and in the Open dialogue box select the file with the required parameters (Figure 18); this file is an actual file which has already been saved by the operator himself, preferably with a name which has some meaning which identifies the parameters contained in this the file that is about to be opened.

Figure 8
Figure 8

2.4 THERMOSTAT TEST PROCEDURE

2.4.1 Description This type of procedure makes it possible to carry out thermostat function tests in a completely automatic way. All you have to do is connect the thermostat contacts to the appropriate bushes on the calibrator.

2.4.2 Parameter setting The thermostat test procedure parameters are set using the dialogue boxes shown in Figure 19. Select the command Thermostat test from the Settings menu and enter the required parameters.

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Figure 8

Figure 8 Software Manual n. MM850279 ed. 00 Type of thermostat : this is important information

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Figure 8 Software Manual n. MM850279 ed. 00 Type of thermostat : this is important information

Type of thermostat: this is important information regarding the type of test thermostat

Normally closed:

the thermostat opens the contact when the set temperature is reached

Normally open:

the thermostat closes the contact when the set temperature is reached

Manual reset:

the thermostat’s operating conditions must be re-instated by pressing the re-set button when the set temperature is reached

Automatic reverse: when this field is selected, the program reduces the time of the test; when the program checks that the thermostat has ON or OFF, it reverses the rise or fall ramp and proceeds with checking the next point. This condition is partially valid if a thermostat with manually re-setting has been selected.

Stress cycles: text box in which the number of cycles to be carried out by the thermostat without obtaining data is entered; the maximum number of cycles which can be set is 99

Measure cycles: text box in which the number of cycles to be carried out by the thermostat and to obtain operating data is entered; the maximum number of cycles which can be set is 10.

Switching point: text box in which the value in degrees of the theoretical calibration temperature of the thermostat is entered.

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Differential: Text box in which the value in degrees of the thermostat differential is entered. Usually this parameter is supplied by the manufacturer or is printed on the thermostat itself.

Tolerance: text box in which the value in degrees of the maximum permitted tolerance value of the thermostat switching value is entered; this number is taken as an absolute value. Therefore, in the calculation, it will be halved and the result will be centered on the value (for example, if a switching tolerance of 4°C is entered the permitted switching tolerance value is +/- 2°C; this means that if the calibration temperature is 50°C, the thermostat is accepted if it switches within the values of 48°C and 52°C. The tolerance value is also usually supplied by the manufacturer).

Differential tolerance: text box in which the value in degrees of the maximum permitted tolerance value of the thermostat differential value is entered; this number is taken as an absolute value. Therefore, in the calculation, it will be halved and the result will be centered on the differential tolerance value (for example, if a differential tolerance of 2°C is entered, the permitted differential tolerance value is +/- 1°C; this means that if the differential entered is 4°C, the thermostat is accepted if it re-set within the values of 3°C and 5°C. (The tolerance differential value is also usually supplied by the manufacturer).

Rise gradient:

Speed at which the set point moves from one point to the next; it is expressed in °C per minute and as a positive value

Fall gradient:

speed at which the set point moves from one point to the next; it is expressed in °C per minute and as a negative value.

Max temp. limit: a value in °C which is added to the values calculated by the program referring to the calibration temperature used to check for a possible switch outside the pre-fixed limits (for example, if a switching temperature value of 70°C is entered, a switch tolerance of 6°C and a maximum excursion of 5°C, the program will take the calibrator up to a temperature of 78°C).

Min temp. limit: a value in °C which is subtracted from the values calculated by the program referring to the re-setting temperature (differential) to check for a possible switching outside the pre-fixed limits (for example, if a switch temperature value of 70°C is entered, a differential of 4°C, a differential tolerance

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of 2°C and a minimum excursion of 5°C, the program will bring the calibrator down to a temperature of 60°C).

Ambient temperature: value in °C of the ambient temperature

'Data' button:

when this button is pressed the Figure 20 dialogue box is opened.

Save’ button:

when this button is pressed, the Figure 21 dialogue box is opened. With this window a name can be given to the settings so that it can be used later without having to re-type the values.

‘Open’ button:

when this button is pressed, the Figure 21 dialogue box is opened with which it is possible to re-load the settings which have already been saved so as to be able to change them or use them in a test.

Press Cancel to cancel all the entries already made; all previously read parameters will remain current, such as those read by the application on start- up, that is, by the file LASTCAL.PRW, or those read by the application during recovery of these parameters following a user command (see the following paragraph 3.4.3 Saving and recovery of thermostat test parameters).

3.4.3 Saving and recovery of thermostat test parameters ). Model : Figure 9 Text box in

Model:

Figure 9

Text box in which you can enter the alpha-numeric characters used for identifying the test product.

Once all the parameters have been entered, press OK to confirm.

2.4.3 Saving and recovery of thermostat test parameters Thermostat test parameters are saved and recovered using the dialogue box shown in Figure 9 in the previous paragraph (3.4.2 Parameter setting). Once you are sure that the dialogue box contains the required values, to file the parameters, press the Save button and in the dialogue box Save as chose the directory where you wish to save the file as well as the name of the file itself.

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When you want to recover parameters all you need to do is to press the Open button and select the file with the desired parameters (see Figure 21) in the dialogue box Open; this file is an actual file which has already been saved by the operator himself, preferably with a name which has some meaning which identifies the parameters contained in this the file that is about to be opened.

Figure 9
Figure 9

2.5 HALTING PROCEDURES UNDERWAY

It is possible to halt the tests which are being run at any time. When a test is interrupted, all the data which has been collected up to that time is lost and the calibrator, which is connected to the computer, re-establishes ‘safety’ operating conditions.

computer, re-establishes ‘safety’ operating conditions. To halt a test, press this button or select the ‘

To halt a test, press this button or select the ‘Start’ menu and then the ‘Stop’ command. CalPman will display a confirmation window; when the ‘Yes’ button is pressed, the program will set the set point at 20°C, it will disable the ramp, select the inner probe and restore the resolution.

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Software Manual n. MM850279 ed. 00 3 SAVING AND PRINTING REPORTS 3.1 HOW TO SAVE

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3 SAVING AND PRINTING REPORTS

3.1 HOW TO SAVE A REPORT

At the end of each test, CalPman automatically displays the result, allowing the user to examine the data and decide whether to file the report or not. Because the operating philosophy is the same for all tests, unless otherwise stated, only one type of report is taken into consideration and the explanations will be extended to all the others.

In the example given in Figure 22, the report of a calibration procedure is shown; as we have just explained, this screen appears automatically at the end of the test.

this screen appears automatically at the end of the test. Figure 9 If you wish to

Figure 9

If you wish to save the report, press the ‘Save Report’ button. When requested by Figure 23, enter the name you wish to give to the displayed report; we advise you to allocate a name which has some connection with the test carried out so that you do not waste time when you have to re-print the same report.

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Software Manual n. MM850279 ed. 00 Figure 9 Once all the parameters have been set,

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Software Manual n. MM850279 ed. 00 Figure 9 Once all the parameters have been set, press

Figure 9

Once all the parameters have been set, press OK to confirm the entry. For ‘< Previous’ and ‘Next >’ buttons see below the paragraph 4.2 HOW PRINT A REPORT

3.2 HOW TO PRINT A REPORT

You can print a report directly from the screen shown on Figure 22; select the command ‘Printer’, and press the ‘Print’ button. CalPman will send the report to the Windows selected printer. If you want to print the report on a different printer or with a different lay-out, in the window shown in Figure 24, which appears after pressing the ‘Print’ button, change the parameters and press the ‘Set’ button.

appears after pressing the ‘ Print ’ button, change the parameters and press the ‘ Set

Figure 10

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Software Manual n. MM850279 ed. 00 With reference to Figure 22, to print reports of

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With reference to Figure 22, to print reports of calibration procedure of more than one probe, use ‘< Previous’ and ‘Next >’ buttons to move between the values of any probes, displayed in the text box ‘Nr. of probe’ , and press ‘Print’ button to print the report for the current displayed probe.

3.3 HOW TO SAVE A REPORT IN TEXT FORMAT

Starting from the screen shown in Figure 22, it is possible to save a report in text format so that it can be used, in the future, by any type of word processor, changing its layout as required. Select the ‘Text File’ command, and press the ‘Print’ button. CalPman will open the dialogue box shown in Figure 25; chose the directory where you wish to save the file as well as the name of the file, preferably with a name which has some meaning so as to be able to identify the parameters contained in this file which is about to be opened. The file is saved in a format similar to the print format, header, fields, table of acquired values etc., with column separated from ‘;’ (semicolon) character. This character will specified as column separator during spread sheet file porting.

as column separator during spread sheet file porting. Figure 10 Once all the data has been

Figure 10

Once all the data has been entered press OK to confirm the save operation.

3.4 HOW TO OPEN AND PRINT AN EXISTING REPORT

CalPman makes it possible to consult and print reports which have been previously save in the manner already described in this document. To do this, select the ‘Reports’ menu from the main window and chose the type of report you wish to open. It may be a calibration, thermostat or probe life a test. When you press the command, the window shown in Figure 26 will appear.

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Select the file name which you want to open and press ‘OK’ to display it; proceed as described in the previous paragraphs 4.1, 4.2, 4.3 to deal with the report just displayed.

it; proceed as described in the previous paragraphs 4.1, 4.2, 4.3 to deal with the report

Figure 10

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Software Manual n. MM850279 ed. 00 4 EXAMPLES Here under we will report some examples,

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4

EXAMPLES

Here under we will report some examples, of any procedures parameters setting up, for a better understanding of CalPman operation

4.1 CALIBRATION PROCEDURE

4.1.1 Example 1

We want to calibrate 10 probes of type PRT100 at the points 20, 30, 40, 50, 70, 100 °C having as a reference a thermometer composed of a probe and a multimeter.

a thermometer composed of a probe and a multimeter. Figure 11 With reference to the Figure

Figure 11

With reference to the Figure 27 here above, following the parameters setting up:

Ramp points Select ‘Free’ as Ramp points because ‘Fixed’ point are automatically calculated with step of 25% between two extremes and do not satisfy the calibration requirement

Ramp type Select ‘Up’ as a Ramp type, because is not specify the return

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Gradient Select Maximum because is not specify a particular gradient

Nr. of probe under test Nr. of probe under test is 10

Reference Select Manual. The program will furnish a dialog box (see Figure 14) to input the value of thermometer manually

Read type Select Manual. The program will furnish a dialog box (see Figure 14) to input the value of the probes under test manually

4.1.2 Example 2

We want to calibrate one PRT100 probe on 5 points in the temperature range of 10 to 100 °C from 10 to 100 and return; the temperature speed between one point and the next one will be 5°c per minute. The calibrator will be used as a reference. The procedure should be completely automatic.

a reference. The procedure should be completely automatic. Figure 11 With reference to the Figure 28

Figure 11

With reference to the Figure 28 here above, following the parameters setting up:

Ramp points

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Select ‘Fixed’ as Ramp points setting up the first point to the value 10°C and the last point to the value 100°C. Press the ‘Calc’ button and verify the calculated steps

Ramp type

Select ‘Up/Down’ as a Ramp type, because is specify the return

Gradient Select Setted and input the value of 5°C per minute

Nr. of probe under test Nr. of probe under test is 1

Reference Select Calibrator Int probe (internal probe of the calibrator). The value will be automatically acquired by the program (via serial line)

Read type Select Calibrator Ext probe. The PRT100 probe under test is connected to the dedicated plug on the calibrator; in this way the procedure becomes automatic because the probe value will be automatically acquired by the program (via serial line)

4.1.3 Example 3

We want to calibrate 7 probes of type PRT100 in the temperature range of -10 °C to 110 °C with step of 30°C; the temperature speed will be of 3°C per minute; a probe with 4-20 mA converter connected to the MicroCal 200 is available as reference.

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Software Manual n. MM850279 ed. 00 Figure 11 With reference to the Figure 29 here above,

Figure 11

With reference to the Figure 29 here above, following the parameters setting up

Ramp points Select ‘Free’ as Ramp points setting up the first to –10°C and the other with step of 30°C (20, 50, 80 e 110 °C)

Ramp type Select ‘Up’ as a Ramp type, because is not specify the return

Gradient Select Setted and input the value of 3°C per minute

Nr. of probe under test Nr. of probe under test is 7

Reference Select MicroCal. The value will be automatically acquired by the program (via serial line). For the reading parameters setting up of the MicroCal see the paragraph 3.2.3 MicroCal parameters setting

Read type Select Manual. The program will furnish a dialog box (see Figure 14) to input the value of the probes under test manually

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4.2 PROBE LIFE TEST

4.2.1 Example 1

We want to submit a lot of probes to a cycled variation of temperature (7) between a minimum of 20°C and a maximum of 100°C

(7) between a minimum of 20°C and a maximum of 100°C Figure 11 With reference to

Figure 11

With reference to the Figure 30 here above, following the parameters setting up:

High temperature limit Input in the High temperature limit the value of 100°C

Low temperature limit Input in the Low temperature limit the value of 20°C

Nr. of cycles The Nr. of cycles is 7

Gradient Select Maximum because is not specify a particular gradient

4.2.2 Example 2

We want to submit a lot of PRT100 probes to a cycled variation of temperature (25) between a minimum of -10°C and a maximum of 120°C. The rise and the fall of temperature between minimum and maximum will be of 10°C per minute

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Software Manual n. MM850279 ed. 00 Figure 11 With reference to the Figure 31 here

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Software Manual n. MM850279 ed. 00 Figure 11 With reference to the Figure 31 here above,

Figure 11

With reference to the Figure 31 here above, following the parameters setting up:

High temperature limit Input in the High temperature limit the value of 120°C

Low temperature limit Input in the Low temperature limit the value of -10°C

Nr. of cycles The Nr. of cycles is 25

Gradient Select Setted and input the value of 10°C/minute

5.3 THERMOSTAT TEST PROCEDURE

5.3.1 Example 1

We want to test a normally close thermostat with manual reset, with switching temperature point of 50°C, differential temperature of 5°C and the tolerance of both value of 1°C. The rise gradient must be the same of fall gradient of 5°C per minute; for security, the range of maximum excursion, is 3°C. The ambient temperature is 20°C and is necessary make 5 cycles of measure to complete the test

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Software Manual n. MM850279 ed. 00 Figure 12 With reference to the Figure 32 here above,

Figure 12

With reference to the Figure 32 here above, following the parameters setting up:

Type of thermostat Select Normally close

Manual reset It must be enable (¸). The program will display a dialog box that will temporary stop the procedure until the thermostat won’t be reset (press OK to confirm the reset)

Automatic reverse It must be disable because the thermostat is manual reset type. Is not possible the automatic advancement to the next check temperature at the thermostat switch

Stress cycles As you like because is not specify

Measure cycles

The measure cycles are 5

Switching point The switching point is 50

Differential

The differential is 5

Tolerance

The tolerance is 1

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Differential tolerance

The differential tolerance is the same of tolerance and is 1

Rise Gradient

The rise gradient is 5 °C/min

Fall gradient

The fall gradient is the same of rise gradient with menus sign: -5 °C/min (because fall)

Max temp. Limit The maximum temperature limit (excursion) is 3 °C

Min temp. limit The minimum temperature limit (excursion) is 3 °C

Ambient temperature

The ambient temperature is 20 °C

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Software Manual n. MM850279 ed. 00 5 PROBLEM SOLVING Here under we will report the

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5 PROBLEM SOLVING

Here under we will report the most common problems the user can find while using CalPman program, together with the instructions to solve them.

PROBLEM

CAUSE

SOLUTION

When the program start of application a message box is displayed with the message:

COM port not available! Some features will be not available.

- Com port is used by another application

- Close, if possible, the application use the com port; in CalPman select

- Com port is not supported by the system

the Serial line command from File menu and press OK, then select the

Connect command from the File menu

Reference paragraph

- select the Serial line command from File menu and in the dialog box displayed change the selection in the Connector field and press OK; then select the Connect command from the File menu

3.1.1

Serial communication

When the program start a message box is displayed with the message:

- CalPman has found no correspondence between identification code input during installation and the calibrator serial number

- Check the calibrator serial number (see calibrator manual how to do) corresponds with the one in the registration form enclosed to CalPman software

No license for connected calibrator! Call program supplier to get the license.

Reference paragraph

- Delete installation directory (default C:\CALPMAN) and all its content. Do again the installation paying attention during the input of the identification code :no space character and case sensitive

3.1

Introduction

 

During any procedures (acquisition of calibrator reference information, calibration procedure etc.) is displayed a message box with the message:

- No correspondence between serial parameters of PC and serial parameters of calibrator.

- Verify that the calibrator is on and on the display the Setpoint does not lighten (ex. SP: 20.0)

- Verify that the serial communication parameters set upped for the PC are

Timeout during serial transmission and after press OK button the message:

- The serial cable is not correctly inserted in the connectors of the PC or of the calibrator

the same of those set upped on the calibrator (see calibrator manual) :

Baud Rate and Address

An error occur during procedure. Retry?

- Check the cable connection with the

- The serial cable is interrupted

connectors of the PC and of the calibrator

Reference paragraph

- Replace the serial cable

3.1.1

Serial communication

Is displayed a message box with the message: ATTENTION ! No Calibrator connected. ! Some features will be not available.

- No correspondence between serial parameters of PC and serial parameters of calibrator.

- Verify that the calibrator is on and on the display the Setpoint does not lighten (ex. SP: 20.0)

- Verify that the serial communication parameters set upped for the PC are

 

- The serial cable is not correctly inserted in the connectors of the PC or of the calibrator

the same of those set upped on the calibrator (see calibrator manual) :

Baud Rate and Address

- Check the cable connection with the

Reference paragraph

- The serial cable is

connectors of the PC and of the calibrator

3.1

Introduction

interrupted

 

- Replace the serial cable

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