Spectrolino / SpectroScan Manual

Spectrolino / SpectroScan Manual
Operating Manual
Table of Contents
1
General
2
Spectrolino
operation
3
SpectroScan
operation
4
SpectroScan T
operation
5
Technical
Specifications
6
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Table of Contents
1
2
General
4
2.1
Spectrolino 4,5/8 mm
4
2.2
Safety
2.2.1
2.2.2
3
4
5
Warning symbols
General warnings regarding safety
2.3
Packaging and transport
2.3.1
Unpacking and shipment
2.3.2
Removal of the SpectroScan protective packaging
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7
7
3
Spectrolino operation
8
3.1
Included in supply
8
3.2
Functional elements
9
3.3
Set up
3.4
Use
3.4.1
3.4.1.1
3.4.1.2
3.4.2
3.4.2.1
3.4.2.2
3.4.3
3.4.4
3.5
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Manual control measurement
Absolute white calibration
Measurement of control originals
Taking emissive measurements
Calibration for emissive measurements
Monitor measurement
Reset
Filter substitution
Diagnostics
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14
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15
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16
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18
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1
2
Table of Contents
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SpectroScan operation
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4.1
Included in Supply
21
4.2
Functional elements
22
4.3
Set up
24
4.4
Use
4.4.1
4.4.2
4.4.3
4.4.3.1
4.4.3.2
4.4.3.2
Measurement original setup
Definition of original type and orientation
Supplementary functions
Reset
Demo Mode
Replacing fuses
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26
26
28
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28
28
4.5
Diagnostics
29
5
SpectroScan T operation
30
5.1
Included in supply
30
5.2
Functional elements
31
5.3
Set up
33
5.4
Use
5.4.1
5.4.1.1
5.4.1.2
5.4.2
5.4.2.1
5.4.2.2
Reflection measurement
Measurement original set up
Definition of original type and orientation
Transmission measurement
Calibration
Measurement start up
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37
38
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5.4.2.3
5.4.3
5.4.3.1
5.4.3.2
5.4.3.3
5.4.3.4
Aperture substitution
Supplementary functions
Reset
Demo mode
Replacing fuses
Replacing the measurement lamp
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40
40
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41
5.5
Diagnostics
42
6
Technical Specifications
44
6.1
Spectrolino
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6.2
SpectroScan and SpectroScan T
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6.3
CE Declaration of conformity
47
6.4
FCC Declaration of conformity
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Table of Contents
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2
General
2.1
Spectrolino 4.5/8 mm
This manual describes the Spectrolino device with measurement apertures ranging from
4.5 to 8 mm. The instructions provided apply to both types of devices, unless differently
indicated.
General
2.2
Safety
2.2.1 Warning Symbols
For safety reasons it is absolutely essential to read the user manual and all instruction
contained in it.
In the user manual, important instructions are highlighted by the following symbols:
WARNING Symbol:
Important warning regarding use.
Failure to follow this instruction may result in data
loss and operating anomalies.
ATTENTION Symbol: Failure to respect this information may cause
damage to equipment.
HAZARD Symbol:
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Failure to follow this instruction may cause risk to
the operator.
2.2.2 General Safety Warnings
- Spectrolino and SpectroScan/SpectroScan T are not explosion proof.
These devices must not be used in environments where explosion hazards
exist, or subjected to strong electromagnetic radiation.
- Do not use Spectrolino or SpectroScan/SpectroScan T in environments
with temperatures in excess of 40° deg. C.
General
2
- Do not try to dismantle Spectrolino or SpectroScan/SpectroScan T for any
reason. Unauthorised access of the equipment will void all warranties.
If access of the equipment is necessary, the regional representative must
be contacted for approval.
- Avoid using sharp objects with the SpetroScan/SpectroScan T, as these
may cause damage to the electrostatic plate. If the electrostatic plate is
damaged, the substrate will not stay in place and the unit will need to be
sent to an authorized service center for repair.
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- Spectrolino and SpectroScan/SpectroScan T should only be operated by
trained personnel. Operation by untrained personnel may result in
damage to the equipment and/or inaccurate data.
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General
- The Spectrolino and SpectroScan/SpectroScan T must be installed on a
stable horizontal surface, unexposed to sunlight and moisture.
- Both devices must be protected against chemical agents, corrosive
vapors, strong vibration and mechanical impact.
- Use only GretagMacbeth accessories and spare parts.
- Before turning ON the SpectroScan/SpectroScan T, ensure that no
objects are leaning or resting on the equipment.
- The electrostatic plate of the SpectroScan/SpectroScan T should be
cleaned with Isopropyl alcohol on clean cloth. Alkaline solvents and soap
should never be used to clean this plate.
- The plastic housings of both the SpectroScan/SpectroScan T and the
Spectrolino should be cleaned with soap and water on a damp cloth.
- The operator should familiarize himself with all operating specifications
contained in Chapter 6 before turning on the equipment.
- The equipment must be transported in its original packaging.
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2.3
Packaging and transport
2.3.1 Unpacking and shipment
The Spectrolino and SpectroScan/SpectroScan T are delivered in specially designed
highimpact packaging. SpectroScan is also equipped with mechanical lock down
protection.
General
2
- To avoid damage, the devices must always be shipped in their original
packaging. Ensure that the SpectroScan/SpectroScan T is also equipped
with anchor screws for transportation.
2.3.2 Removal of the SpectroScan/SpectroScan T protective packaging
Before starting the device, remove the screws on the back of the measuring table.
Failure to remove the lock down screws, before operation, may result in damage to
the instrument.
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Spectrolino operation
3.1
Bill of materials
1
4
7
Legend:
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Spectrolino
operation
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5
8
3
6
9
User Manual
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1 Spectrolino with NO filter
2 Calibration plate with white
reference
3 Positioning foot
4 Cable set
5 Power supply
6 Manual
7 Carrying case
8 D65 filter, POL filter
(only for Spectrolino
4.5 mm)
9 Video adapter
3.2
Functional elements
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10
13
15
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Gretag-Macbeth AG
CH-8105 Regensdorf
Switzerland
Type
Spectrolino
Part No.
36.55.52
Serial No. 3.257-10156
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Spectrolino
operation
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16
Legend:
17
18
10
11
12
13
19
20
Measurement key
Filter tube
Release key
Centring pin guides
for mounting on
SpectroScan
14 Data interface
15 Identification plate
16 Slot for insertion of
folding tab (24)
17 White reference
with serial number
18 Slot for mounting
white reference
19 Calibration plate
20 Positioning pin
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Legend:
21 Measuring aperture
with folding mechanism
22 Positioning foot
23 Sliding lock
24 Folding tab
25 Monitor support
26 Push-buttons
27 Suction cups for attachment
28 Suction release tabs
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Spectrolino
operation
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26
27
28
23
24
21
24
22
23
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3.3
Set-up
The Spectrolino does not have a display. Measurements and analysis of the data is
performed by means of various software packages. The cable set (4) supplied with
the instrument, for connecting it to the computer, will address the following connection
requirements for both Macintosh and Personal Computer. Details of the accessories
provided with the instrument and how they would be configured are covered in the
following diagrams. For direct connection to the computer a power supply (5) is
included. When used with SpectroScan/SpectroScan T, the power is supplied by
SpectroScan/SpectroScan T.
Spectrolino
operation
Connection to a PC with a 25 pin serial interface
3
mini-DIN (36.50.54) cable
Spectrolino
mini-DIN (36.19.58)
adapter
GretagMacbeth
power supply
Connection to a PC with a 9 pin serial interface
Spectrolino
mini-DIN (36.50.54) cable
mini-DIN (36.19.58)
adapter
GretagMacbeth
power supply
25M/F (11.54.69)
adapter
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Connection to Macintosh
Þ MAC
T cable for MAC
(36.55.95)
Spectrolino
GretagMacbeth
power supply
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Spectrolino
operation
- When connecting to Macintosh, check cable directions. The warning
given on the junction box indicates where the cable terminals must be
inserted.
Connection through the SpectroScan/SpectroScan T for manual measurement of
control or emissions
mini-DIN (36.56.36) cable
Spectrolino
SpectroScan/SpectroScan T
- To avoid confusion, compare the serial numbers of your own cables with
those given in the respective overviews.
- If the Spectrolino is connected in any of these ways with power supplied,
an acoustical signal will be given (a series of four tones) confirming the
unit is connected correctly.
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3.4
Use
The Spectrolino is equipped with a single measurement key (10). With this key you
are able to actuate a measurement, as well as performing an absolute white
calibration with automatic filter recognition or restoring the measuring conditions
to the original factory settings.
The Spectrolino has the ability to measure reflectance, both manual and automatic,
as well as take emissive measurements. Depending upon the software employed,
the instrument can be attached to the SpectroScan/SpectroScan T, the positioning foot
(22), or the monitor support (25) by sliding the instrument into the insertion slot (16)
or the centering pins (13) on the SpectroScan/SpectroScan T.
Spectrolino
operation
3
- Be sure to check that the tabs (24) are securely fastened and locked
down to the measuring foot (22) or the monitor support (25) before
operation. This should also be checked when mounting on the
SpectroScan/SpectroScan T. To unlock the instrument, press in and hold
down the release keys (12) on both side of the intrument.
As the Spectrolino is not equipped with any display, its functions, such as measurement, absolute white calibration, etc. are confirmed by acoustic signals. The
various tone sequences are described and illustrated with the various functions.
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3.4.1
Manual control measurement
3.4.1.1 Absolute white calibration
Rest the Spectrolino on the calibration plate (19) with the white reference incorporated
(17), so that the measuring equipment is correctly inserted on the positioning pins (20).
Keep the measurement key (10) pressed for four seconds, until the device confirms
successful calibration by means of an acoustic signal. This signal consists of three
tones: one short low tone, one high long tone and finally another short low tone.
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Spectrolino
operation
Calibration of the Spectrolino is always an absolute white calibration. If the device has
been set by software to paper references, during calibration it switches back to the
absolute white reference.
- Ensure that the white reference serial number coincides with the serial
number of the Spectrolino .
- Regularly check the cleanliness of the white reference.
- Calibrate the Spectrolino at least once a day.
- If numerous measurements are undertaken in rapid succession, after
about 100 measurements, it is necessary to recalibrate the Spectrolino.
If frequently switched on, the device’s measurement lamp tends to
overheat; this may cause colour shift. Through calibration, measurement
results may be kept constant.
- If subjected to thermal oscillation greater than 5°C, the Spectrolino must
be recalibrated.
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3.4.1.2 Measurement of control originals
The Spectrolino is equipped with the measuring foot (22) for manual measurement.
Insert the foot’s folding tab (24) into the slot (16) of the instrument and ensure that the
foot is in the locked position.
Position the instrument on the measurement field such that
the colour completely fills the measuring aperture (21).
Lowering the instrument onto the foot retracts the aperture so
that there is no interference with the measurement. The measurement is actuated by brief pressure on the measurement
key (10). A brief single tone confirms that the measurement
has taken place.
Spectrolino
operation
3
- Ensure that the Spectrolino is on the same plane as the sample under
measurement. For very thick samples, the measuring device must be
brought to the same height by placing it on a suitable base. An oblique
position of the measuring device may cause errors in measurement.
3.4.2
Taking emissive measurements
3.4.2.1 Calibration for emissive measurement
Before using the Spectrolino to perform an emissive measurement, it is necessary to
perform a calibration for emissive measurement.
- Emissive measurements may only be performed using the NO filter.
If necessary, before performing the calibration, replace the filter
(for instructions, see chap. 3.4.4 Filter Substitution).
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Position the instrument on the calibration plate (19) with the white reference (17),
so that light can not enter the measuring aperture. Emissive calibration can only
be initiated via software activation.
3.4.2.2 Monitor measurement
The Spectrolino is equipped with a monitor support (25) for emissive measurement.
To set up for this measurement, insert the support’s folding tab (24) into the slot (16)
on the instrument until it locks in position. Attach the measuring device to the monitor
support (25) by means of the sliding lock (23).
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Spectrolino
operation
Position the Spectrolino on the monitor. The suction cups (27) are
operated by pressing the pressure buttons (26). Usually, measurement is started by software. A succession of three brief tones
confirms successful measurement.
- The Spectrolino may be removed from the monitor by pulling the vent
tabs (28) of the suction cups (27). To avoid damage to the device, never
pull the pressure buttons (26) to release the instrument.
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3.4.3 Reset
Position the Spectrolino on the calibration plate (19) with the white reference incorporated (17). Keep the measurement key (10) depressed for ten seconds. Following
the acoustic signals indicating simple control measurement and absolute white calibration, a sequence of four tones indicates imminent reset. At this point there will be
two tones in rapid succession, that are repeated after a pause. The measuring device
is restored to the original basic settings only after the fifth long tone.
- Resetting must always be performed if any anomalies occur in the link
between software and the Spectrolino, or if the results of measurement
cannot be reproduced. (see chap. 3.5 Diagnostics).
Spectrolino
operation
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3.4.4 Filter substitution (only for Spectrolino 4.5 mm)
The Spectrolino comes equipped with three different filters tubes. Depending upon
the application, it is possible to attach a NO filter, a POL filter (Polarisation) or a D65
filter in front of the measuring aperture. The filters are marked with the following white
coloured letters:
Filter NO: U
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Spectrolino
operation
Filter POL: P
Filter D65: D65
To substitute a filter attached to the aperture, turn the filter
tube in a counter clockwise direction until the point of the
arrow aligns with the arrow on the instrument. In this position, the filter may be easily removed. To attach new filter,
align with the reference arrows and turn clockwise to the
end of the mark. This is the only correct position for the filter.
- Important: Following every filter substitution it is necessary to perform
absolute white calibration of the measuring device.
- Keep unused filters in a dark, dry place, well protected from dust.
Regularly check that the filters are clean. Dirt or fingerprints may cause
errors in measurement results.
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3.5
Diagnostics
Problem description:
Cause:
Remedy:
The Spectrolino does not work.
No electrical supply.
Check to see that the charging unit is correctly inserted
into the GretagMacbeth cable or the mini-DIN adapter.
Problem description:
Cause:
Remedy:
Communication with hardware impossible.
Modified Baud rate.
Check that cables and terminals are correctly inserted.
Perform a reset as indicated in chap. 3.4.3
Problem description:
Cause:
Measured values are unrealistic
Measurement conditions varied, or the measuring lamp
is malfunctioning
Check that the correct tube is being used, as well as
the white reference belonging to the measuring device.
Check that the measuring lamp lights up by performing a
simple measurement.
Perform a reset as indicated in chap. 3.4.3
Remedy:
Spectrolino
operation
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Problem description:
Cause:
Remedy:
Application software indicates that the filter has not been
identified
The last absolute white calibration has not been
performed as prescribed.
Perform a reset with the NO filter on white reference (see
chap. 3.4.3).
- If the above measures are unable to restore normal operating conditions,
it is necessary to contact your local GretagMacbeth support service
immediately. Do not attempt to dismantle or repair the device.
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Spectrolino
operation
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SpectroScan operation
4.1
Included in Supply
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32
30
33
Legend:
29
30
31
32
33
SpectroScan
Positioning support
2 fuses
Cable set
SpectroChart Lite
software, for Mac
and Windows
34 Dust cover
SpectroChart Lite
optional:
35 Carrying case
SpectroScan
operation
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34
4
35
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4.2
Functional elements
Legend:
36
37
38
39
40
4
22
SpectroScan
operation
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42
43
44
45
46
47
48
Field control panel
Electrostatic plate
Slot for calibration tiles
Blank tiles
Storage compartment
cover
Positioning device
Spare fuses
Storage compartment
Tab
Transverse slide
Centring pins
Mini-DIN data interface
Longitudinal slide
40
41
42
39
38
46
47
48
37
45
43
36
44
53
49
50
51
52
53
54
55
Transportation protection
Main switch
Fuse box
Mains socket
DIP-switches
Mini-DIN data interface
D-sub data interface (25 P)
52
1
2
3
4
5
6
54
8
7
49
55
ON
OFF
not utilised
Legend:
51
Baudrate
50
handshake
mode
49
base setting:
Baudrate:
9600
Handshake: non hs
S3
OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF
ON
ON
ON
ON
Baudrate:
300
600
1200
2400
9600
19200
28800
57600
Handshake:
non handshake
Xon/Xoff
Hardware
S4
OFF
OFF
ON
ON
OFF
OFF
ON
ON
S5
OFF
ON
OFF
ON
OFF
ON
OFF
ON
S1
OFF
OFF
ON
S2
OFF
ON
OFF
SpectroScan
operation
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4.3
Set up
The SpectroScan does not have any display. Readings and analysis of measurement
data are thus carried out by means of specific software. The cable set (4) supplied with
the Spectrolino, for connecting it with the relative hardware, covers all connection
requirements. Details regarding necessary accessories are given in the following
overviews:
Connection to PC with a 25 pin serial interface
SpectroScan
4
SpectroScan
operation
Connection to PC with a 9 pin serial interface
SpectroScan
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mini-DIN adapter
(36.19.58)
mini-DIN cable
(36.50.54)
mini-DIN cable
(36.50.54)
mini-DIN adapter
(36.19.58)
25M/F adapter
(11.54.69)
Connection to Macintosh
SpectroScan
mini-DIN cable
(36.50.54)
- To avoid confusion, compare the item code of your cable with the
indications given in the corresponding overview.
- Check the DIP-switches configuration (see page 23) on the back of the
measuring table.
- Connection to the main power supply (customer outlet) must be made
with the cable supplied.
Before turning on the power to the SpectroScan, the Spectrolino must be attached by
the following procedure:
Point 1: Mount the white reference (17) from the Spectrolino into the
upper slot (38) of the SpectroScan.
SpectroScan
operation
4
Point 2:Insert the positioning device (41) on
the Spectrolino so that it locks into position.
Point 3: Insert the
Spectrolino into the tab (44)
on the SpectroScan until it
locks into position.
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4.4
Use
The SpectroScan must always be operated with the appropriate software. This
document explains procedures for applying the software supplied with the device,
called SpectroChart Lite. Specific information regarding this software is given in the
"Readme.txt" file in the program.
4.4.1 Measurement original setup
Position the test chart to read on the electrostatic surface (37), such that it does not
exceed the white markings. Pressing the field command key (36) Pap.hold , fixes the
test chart to the measuring table.
- The allowed thickness for test originals is just 1.5 mm. To avoid measuring
errors, this value must not be exceeded.
- Normally no supplementary fixing is required for the original.
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SpectroScan
operation
- Ensure that the original is level, and that no bubbles form.
- The orientation of the original is irrelevant, as any obliquity is
compensated by the software.
4.4.2 Definition of original type and orientation
Initiate the SpectroChart Lite software by double-clicking on the corresponding icon.
The software itself establishes the link with the SpectroScan and checks that the
Spectrolino is connected. If communication is correctly established, it is necessary to
inform the software which type of test chart is being used. Clicking on the field measure
displays a selection of the available test charts. Select the desired test chart and
confirm selection by clicking O.K .
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In the dialogue window that follows, it is possible to define the name and type of file,
as well as the place in which it is to be saved. Confirm settings by clicking O.K .
The test chart to be measured is then loaded. The video representation of the test
chart serves as a visual control during the measurement process.
To permit the SpectroScan to position the measuring device over the fields to be
measured, it is necessary to specify the dimensions and position of the test chart.
Reply Yes to the question regarding positioning of the sheet. The video
representation now shows the three positions that must be reached manually with
the Spectrolino. The predefined sequence must be respected.
Using the SpectroScan field command cursor keys (36)
, position the measuring device so that the positioning device grid (30) entirely covers the 1st measurement field completely. To check positioning, the Spectrolino
may be lowered onto the measuring surface and then
raised by means of the Up/Down key. The coordinates of
the 1st measurement field are transferred to the software
when the Enter key is pressed. To enter the readings
for the 2nd and 3rd fields, proceed as described above.
SpectroScan
operation
4
After having inserted the last position, an absolute white calibration of the Spectrolino
is performed automatically, and the automatic data reading procedure is started. The
process is displayed on the video screen, and may be interrupted at any moment.
- The procedure described may vary according to the type of software
being used.
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4.4.3
Supplementary functions
4.4.3.1 Reset
The SpectroScan software may be reset by pressing the
Resetting reinitialises the measuring table.
Enter
and
Online
keys.
- Resetting must be performed in cases of connection problems between
user software and the SpectroScan
- Resetting of the measuring table is independent of the Spectrolino. If a
communication anomaly occurs, the measuring device must be reset
before the reset of the measuring table (see chap. 3.4.3).
4.4.3.2 Demo Mode
4
SpectroScan
operation
Keeping the
and
depressed when switching the measuring table on,
simulates a test chart measurement. The measuring table crosses 20 fields transversely, and 10 fields longitudinally. The procedure may be interrupted by switching
the table off.
4.4.3.3 Replacing fuses
First, disconnect the device from the main power supply by removing the plug. In the
storage compartment (43) of the SpectroScan there are two spare fuses. To replace
these fuses, open the fuse box (51) on the back of the device. The measuring table
may only be switched on again when the fuse box is closed.
- Before opening the fuse box, always disconnect the device from the main
power supply. Fuses must be replaced with code 13.52.05 type fuses
supplied by GretagMacbeth .
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4.5
Diagnostics
Problem description:
Cause:
Remedy:
The SpectroScan does not work, and power supply
indicator lights do not come on.
No electrical supply
Check that the cable and connections are correctly
inserted, and that the device is switched on. Replace the
fuses (see chap. 4.4.3.3.).
Problem description:
Cause:
Remedy:
Communication with hardware impossible.
Modified baud rate.
Check configuration of the DIP-switches and correct cable
connections.
Perform a reset as described in chapter 4.4.3.1.
Problem description:
The transverse and longitudinal slides do not move, or
make strange noises when they move.
Software or motor problem.
Remove the transportation protection (chap. 2.3.2)
Perform a reset as described in chapter 4.4.3.1., then
perform a demo (chap. 4.4.3.2).
Cause:
Remedy:
SpectroScan
operation
4
- If the above measures are unable to restore normal operating conditions,
it is necessary to contact your local GretagMacbeth support service
immediately. Do not attempt to dismantle or repair the device.
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5
SpectroScan T operation
5.1
Included in Supply
29
Legend:
32
29
30
31
32
33
30
33
SpectroChart Lite
SpectroScan T
Positioning support
2 fuses
Cable set
SpectroChart Lite
software, for Mac
and Windows
34 Dust cover
35 6 measurement apertures
and 1 cover
optional:
36 Carrying case
31
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30
SpectroScan T
operation
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35
36
5.2
Functional elements
Legend:
37 Field control panel
38 Measurement aperture
with lighting of
surrounding area
39 Electrostatic plate
40 Slot for calibration tiles
41 Blank tiles
42 Storage compartment
cover
43 Positioning device
44 Spare fuses
45 Storage compartment
46 Tab
47 Transverse slide
48 Centring pins
49 Mini-DIN data interface
50 Longitudinal slide
42
43
44
41
40
48
49
50
39
47
45
46
38
37
SpectroScan T
operation
EN
5
31
55
5
32
SpectroScan T
operation
EN
51
52
53
54
55
56
57
Transportation protection
Main switch
Fuse box
Mains socket
DIP-switches
Mini-DIN data interface
D-sub data interface (25 P)
54
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
56
8
51
57
ON
OFF
not utilised
Legend:
53
Baudrate
52
handshake
mode
51
base setting:
Baudrate:
9600
Handshake: non hs
S3
OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF
ON
ON
ON
ON
Baudrate:
300
600
1200
2400
9600
19200
28800
57600
Handshake:
non handshake
Xon/Xoff
Hardware
S4
OFF
OFF
ON
ON
OFF
OFF
ON
ON
S5
OFF
ON
OFF
ON
OFF
ON
OFF
ON
S1
OFF
OFF
ON
S2
OFF
ON
OFF
5.3
Set up
The SpectroScan T does not have any display. Readings and analysis of measurement
data are thus carried out by means of specific software. The cable set (4) supplied with
the Spectrolino, for connecting it with the relative hardware, covers all connection
requirements. Details regarding necessary accessories are given in the following
overviews:
Connection to PC with a 25 pin serial interface
SpectroScan T
mini-DIN adapter
(36.19.58)
mini-DIN cable
(36.50.54)
Connection to PC with a 9 pin serial interface
SpectroScan T
mini-DIN cable
(36.50.54)
mini-DIN adapter
(36.19.58)
25M/F adapter
(11.54.69)
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Connection to Macintosh
SpectroScan T
mini-DIN cable
(36.50.54)
- To avoid confusion, compare the item code of your cable with the
indications given in the corresponding overview.
- Check the DIP-switches configuration (see page 32) on the back of the
measuring table.
- Connection to the main power supply (customer outlet) must be made
with the cable supplied.
Before turning on the power to the SpectroScan T, the Spectrolino must be attached by
the following procedure:
Point 1: Mount the white reference (17) from the Spectrolino into the
upper slot (40) of the SpectroScan.
Point 2: Insert the positioning device (43) on the
Spectrolino so that it locks into position.
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Point 3: Insert the
Spectrolino into the tab (16)
on the SpectroScan T until it
locks into position.
5.4
Use
The SpectroScan T must always be operated with the appropriate software. This
document explains procedures for applying the software supplied with the device,
called SpectroChart Lite. Specific information regarding this software is given in the
"Readme.txt" file in the program.
5.4.1
Reflection measurement
5.4.1.1 Measurement original setup
Position the test chart to read on the electrostatic surface (37), so that it does not
exceed the white markings. Pressing the field command key (36) Pap.hold , fixes the
test chart to the measuring table.
- The allowed thickness for test originals is just 1.5 mm. To avoid measuring
errors, this value must not be exceeded.
- Normally no supplementary fixing is required for the original.
- Ensure that the original is level, and that no bubbles form.
- The orientation of the original is irrelevant, as any obliquity is compensated
by the software.
5.4.1.2 Definition of original type and orientation
Initiate the SpectroChart Lite software by double-clicking on the corresponding icon.
The software itself establishes the link with the SpectroScan and checks that the
Spectrolino is connected. If communication is correctly established, it is necessary to
inform the software which type of test chart is being used. Clicking on the field measure
displays a selection of the available test charts. Select the desired test chart and
confirm selection by clicking O.K .
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In the dialogue window that follows, it is possible to define the name and type of file,
as well as the place in which it is to be saved. Confirm settings by clicking O.K .
The test chart to be measured is then loaded. The video representation of the test
chart serves as a visual control during the measurement process.
To permit the SpectroScan T to position the measuring device over the fields to be
measured, it is necessary to specify the dimensions and position of the test chart.
Reply Yes to the question regarding positioning of the sheet. The video
representation now shows the three positions that must be reached manually with
the Spectrolino. The predefined sequence must be respected.
Using the SpectroScan T field command cursor keys (36)
, position the measuring device so that the positioning device grid (30) entirely covers the 1st measurement field completely. To check positioning, the Spectrolino
may be lowered onto the measuring surface and then
raised by means of the Up/Down key. The coordi-nates of
the 1st measurement field are transferred to the software
when the Enter
key is pressed. To enter the readings
for the 2nd and 3rd fields, proceed as described above.
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After having inserted the last position, an absolute white calibration of the Spectrolino
is performed automatically, and the automatic data reading procedure is started. The
process is displayed on the video screen, and may be interrupted at any moment.
- The procedure described may vary according to the type of software
being used.
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5.4.2
Transmission measurement (only with Spectrolino 4.5 mm)
When it is turned On, SpectroScan T is set to Reflection mode. In order to switch the
instrument to transmission measurement mode, simultaneously press Zero and
Measure keys on Field Control Panel (37). When going to transmission mode, the
surrounding area is lighted and the measurement lamp is turned on in stand-by.
Furthermore, Spectrolino is automatically positioned on measurement aperture.
This procedure requires about 20 seconds. After the position change, Spectrolino
moves to the waiting position, out of the measurement field.
- For transmission measurements, the position support (30) is not
required. Remove it, if necessary, prior to perform the measurement,
in such a way as to facilitate the positioning of the measurement
original.
- Warning: the thickness of material for transmission measurement,
must not exceed 0.25 mm.
The SpectroScan T supply also includes 6 measurement apertures and a cover (35).
The type of aperture to be used for measurements depends on the measurement
objective. With directional apertures it is possible to detect the heterogeneity of a
measurement original, while using the diffusion apertures it is possible to obtain an
average value of the measured field.
The instructions for aperture replacement are described on chapter 5.4.2.3 of this
manual.
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- If no transmission measurements are performed for a long period of
time, remove the measurement aperture and fit the cover, to prevent
the device from getting dusty.
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5.4.2.1 Calibration
Before performing measurements with SpectroScanT, it is necessary to calibrate the
measurement instrument. By briefly pressing the Zero key, Spectrolino turns to the
measurement position. After about 10 seconds the instruments turns back to the
waiting position. The calibration procedure is now completed.
- Perform a calibration after every position change. Moreover, the
instrument should be calibrated at regular intervals (i.e. after about 10
measurements) and after long pauses between measurements.
5.4.2.2 Measurement start up
Position the original to be measured onto the aperture. Press briefly the Measure key
to start the measurement. The measurement operation requires about 5 seconds. As
soon as the measurement is carried out, Spectrolino returns to the waiting position.
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- The measurement original must be positioned in manual mode.
Depending on the software used, the measurement may automatically
start up. The instructions for automatic measurement start up can be
found in the relevant software documentation.
5.4.2.3 Aperture substitution
By slightly raising the measurement lamp (figure 1) the measurement aperture is
ejected. Grasp the aperture end, extracting it with care (figure 2). Now insert the
desired the new aperture and press it with both thumbs to fit in position (figure 3).
1
2
3
After any aperture replacement, it is necessary to perform a re-positioning operation.
To do this, press and hold the Zero key until Spectrolino moves from the waiting
position. After about 20 seconds the re-positioning operation is completed and the
instrument turns back to the waiting position.
- Do not touch the aperture surface with fingers, to prevent it from
getting dirty.
- To clean the measurement apertures use a soft cloth dampened with
alcohol to avoid scratching the aperture surface.
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5.4.3
Supplementary functions
5.4.3.1 Reset
The SpectroScan T software may be reset by pressing the
keys. Resetting reinitialises the measuring table.
Enter
and
Online
- Resetting must be performed in cases of connection problems between
user software and the SpectroScan T.
- Resetting of the measuring table is independent of the Spectrolino. If a
communication anomaly occurs, the measuring device must be reset
before the reset of the measuring table (see chap. 3.4.3).
5.4.3.2 Demo Mode
Keeping the
and
depressed when switching the measuring table on,
simulates a test chart measurement. The measuring table crosses 20 fields transversely, and 10 fields longitudinally. The procedure may be interrupted by switching
the table off.
5.4.3.3 Replacing fuses
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First, disconnect the device from the main power supply by removing the plug. In the
storage compartment (45) of the SpectroScan T there are two spare fuses. To replace
these fuses, open the fuse box (53) on the back of the device. The measuring table
may only be switched on again when the fuse box is closed.
- Before opening the fuse box, always disconnect the device from the main
power supply. Fuses must be replaced with code 13.52.05 type fuses
supplied by GretagMacbeth .
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5.4.3.4 Replacing the measurement lamp
To replace the measurement lamp, turn off SpectroScan T and remove the aperture,
as described on chapter 5.4.2.3. Pull down the lamp to remove it from the receptacle.
Extract the plug that connects the lamp to the instrument. Set the new lamp so that
the cable and the guidance pin are turned to the right, then carefully insert the new
lamp. Ensure that the guidance pin (see the arrow) is correctly set inside the groove.
Now connect the plug of the new lamp to the instrument and re-insert the measurement aperture. When the instrument is turned on, it automatically performs a
re-positioning. Perform a calibration before starting a new measurement.
- Use exclusively GretagMacbeth lamps, article 36.61.16.
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5.5
Diagnostics
Problem description:
Cause:
Remedy:
Problem description:
Cause:
Remedy:
Communication with hardware impossible.
Modified baud rate.
Check configuration of the DIP-switches and correct cable
connections.
Perform a reset as described in chapter 5.4.3.1.
Problem description:
The transverse and longitudinal slides do not move, or
make strange noises when they move.
Software or motor problem.
Remove the transportation protection (chap. 2.3.2)
Perform a reset as described in chapter 5.4.3.1., then
perform a demo (chap. 5.4.3.2).
Cause:
Remedy:
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The SpectroScan T does not work, and power supply
indicator lights do not come on.
No electrical supply
Check that the cable and connections are correctly
inserted, and that the device is switched on. Replace the
fuses (see chap. 5.4.3.3.).
Problem description:
Cause:
Remedy:
Problem description:
Cause:
Remedy:
During re-positioning, the Error Led lights up.
1. The measurement lamp is faulty.
2. The cover is installed instead of the aperture.
1. Observe if the lamp lights at the measurement start up.
If not, replace the lamp following the instructions described
on Chapter 5.4.3.4.
2. Insert an aperture and repeat the positioning operation.
Spectrolino does not position onto the measurement
aperture.
Mechanical problem.
Send the instrument and related apertures to a
GretagMacbeth Service Centre.
- If the above measures are unable to restore normal operating conditions,
it is necessary to contact your local GretagMacbeth support service
immediately. Do not attempt to dismantle or repair the device.
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Technical Specifications (subject to changes)
6.1
Spectrolino
Spectral analysis:
with a holographic diffraction grating
Spectral range:
380 mm to 730 mm
Physical resolution: 10 nm
Measurement modes:
Reflection, Emission, Transmission
Reflection:
Measurement geometry:
45°/0° ring optic DIN 5033
Measurement aperture: 4.5/8 mm
Light source: gas filled tungsten, type A
illumination
Physical filters:
D65 (approximated daylight), Pol (polarised)
and No (neutral, incandescent lamp light A)
Spectra: reflection, density
Colorimetry:
CIE-XYZ, CIE-xyY, CIE-L*a*b*, CIEL*C*h*(a*b*), CIE-L*u*v*, CIE-L*C*h*(u*v*),
LABmg, LCHmg, HunterLab, RxRyRz
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Illumination types:
D50, D65, A, C, D30... D300, F1…F12
Standard observer angles:
2°, 10°
White base: absolute, relative
Density standards:
DIN 16536, DIN 16536 NB, ANSI STATUS A,
ANSI STATUS T
Measurement time:
No Filter ca. 1 s, Pol Filter ca. 2.5 s,
D65 ca. 2 s Filter
Measurement range:
Density DIN 16536: 0.0 D – 2.5 D
Reflection:
380 – 480, 650 – 730 nm: 0...200 %
480 – 520, 600 – 650 nm: 0...150 %
520 – 600 nm:
0...120 %
Inter-instrument agreement:
typically 0.3 ∆E*CIELab (D50, 2°), average
based on 12 BCRA tiles, maximally 0.8
∆E*CIELab (D50, 2°) on 12 BCRA tiles.
Short-term repeatability:
0.03 ∆E*10 CIELab (D50, 2°), mean value of
10 measurements every 10 s on White.
Density repeatability:
density DIN 16536 (repeatability ± 0.01 D)
With No-Filter: 0.0 D – 2.2 D, Yellow 0.0 D – 1.8 D
With Pol-Filter: 0.0 D – 2.2 D, Yellow 0.0 D – 1.5 D
Emission:
Standard observers: 2°, 10°
Measurement spot size: 4.5/8 mm
Density standards:
DIN 16536, DIN 16536 NB, ANSI STATUS A,
ANSI STATUS T
Measurement range: 0…300 cd/m2
Video frequency: 50 – 250 Hz
Emission spectra:
spectral radiometric emission measurement
Colorimetry: XYZ, xyY
Standard observers: 2°, 10°
Brightness base: absolute, relative
Measurement time: ca. 1.5 s
Short-term repeatability: x, y: ± 0.001
(typically, measured on white 80 cd/m2)
Transmission (with SpectroScan T):
Measurement geometry:
diffuse/specular (d/0), specular/specular
(0/180) to DIN 5033
Measurement time: 5 s
Short-term repeatability:
0.5 ∆E*CIELab (D65, 2°)
Mean value of 10 measurements every
15 s on 3 mm aperture, diffuse
Measurement range:
Standard deviation of 10 measurements
every10 s with 3 mm aperture, diffuse/
specular:
Density (ANSI A):
Cyan
0.0 D – 2.5 D : 0.03 D
Magenta 0.0 D – 2.5 D : 0.03 D
Yellow
0.0 D – 2.5 D : 0.03 D
Apertures: 1 mm, 2 mm, 3 mm
Data interface specification:
RS 232C serial interface with baud rates from
110 to 57,600
Illuminant: illumination A to ISO 5/3
Data interface connector: Mini-Din connector
Spectra: transmission, density
Power supply: 15 V DC 0.8A
Colorimetry:
CIE-XYZ, CIE-xyY, CIE-L*a*b, CIEL*C*h (a*b), CIE-L*u*v, CIE-L*C*h*(u*v*),
LABmg, LCHmg, HunterLab
Power supply adapter specifications:
85 VAC – 270 VAC, 47 – 63 Hz
Illumination types:
D50, D65, A, C, D30… D300, F1…F12
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Environment conditions:
- Indoor usage
- Operating temperature: 10°C to 35°C
- Storage temperature: –20°C to 50°C
- Humidity:
max 80%, non condensing
- Altitude: up to 2000 m NN
- Dirty degree:
2 according to IEC 664
Physical dimension:
Length 155 mm, Width 65 mm, Height 63 mm
Weight: 230 g.
6.2
SpectroScan and SpectroScan T
Data interface specification:
RS 232C serial interface with baud rates
110 to 57,600
Data interface connector:
Mini-Din and D-Sub connector
Operating voltage:
100 VAC to 240 VAC +/- 15%, transient
over-voltage according to Category II
Frequency: 50 to 60 Hz
Power consumption:
100 VAC 2A, 240 VAC 1A
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Environment conditions:
- Indoor usage
- Operating temperature: 10°C to 40°C
- Storage temperature: – 20°C to 70°C
- Humidity:
max 80% of relative humidity up to 31°C,
decreasing in linear mode up to 50% of
relative humidity at 40°C, non condensing
- Altitude: up to 2000 m NN
- Dirty degree:
2 according to IEC 664
Physical dimension:
Depth 53 cm, Width 43 cm, Height 15 cm
Weight: 7.5 kg.
Thickness of sample:
Reflection: max 1.5 mm
Transmission: max 0.25 mm
Positioning precision: ± 0.25 mm
Positioning area: max 24 x 31 cm
Fuses: T 2.5 AL 250 V
6.3
CE Declaration of conformity
The undersigned, representing the following manufacturer
Gretag-Macbeth AG
Althardstrasse 70
CH-8105 Regensdorf
herewith declares that the product
XY-Table
SpectroScan
XY-Table
SpectroScanT
Spectrophotometer
Spectrolino
is in conformity with the provisions of the following EC directive(s) (including all
aplicable amendments)
73/23/EEC
Electrical equipment for use within specified voltage limits
89/336/EEC Electromagnetic compatibility
and that the standards and/or technical specifications referenced overleaf have been
applied.
Last two digits of the year in which the CE marking was affixed: 99
CH-8105 Regensdorf
06. Okt. 1999
Th. Senn
Vicepresident
Ch. Benz
Product Manager Instruments
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References of standards and/or technical specifications applied for this declaration
of conformity, or parts thereof:
- harmonized standards on Europe and in Switzerland:
EN61010-1:1993 + A2:1995
Safety requirements for Electrical Equipment for Measurement, Control and
Laboratory Use, Part 1: General
EN55011:1991 (class B)
EMC Emission measurements for Industrial, Scientific and Medical equipment
(ISM-Equipments)
EN50082-2:1995
EMC generic immunity. (- 1): residential commercial and light industrie, (- 2):
Industrial enviroments
- Standards for Canada and USA
CAN/CSA-C22.2
Safety requirements for Electrical Equipment for Measurement, Control and
Laboratory Use, Part 1: General
UL Std. No. 3101-1
Safety requirements for Electrical Equipment for Measurement, Control and
Laboratory Use, Part 1: General
FCC, Part 15, class A
Emission
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6.4
FCC Declaration of conformity
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class A
digital device, pursuant to both Part 15 of the FCC Rules and the radio interference
regulations of the Canadian Departement of Communications. These limits are
designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference when the
equipment is operated in a commercial environment. This equipment generates, uses
and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance
with the instruction manual, may cause harmful interference to radio communications.
Operation of this equipment in a residential area is like to cause harmful interference
in which case the user will be required to correct the interference at his own expense.
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