MicroLab User Guide for the MicroLog and

MicroLab User Guide for the MicroLog and
MicroLab User Guide for the
MicroLog and MicroLogPRO
First Edition
First Print
January 2009
© Fourier Systems Ltd.
Contents
Using the Guide ...................................................................... 1
Compliance with FDA Title 21 CFR Part 11 ............................ 3
Chapter 1 MicroLog ................................................................ 4
1.1.
Getting Started.......................................................... 5
1.2. Working with MicroLog ............................................. 6
1.2.1. Data Displays ......................................................... 6
Current data ........................................................... 6
Minimum and maximum values.............................. 7
Status messages ..................................................10
1.2.2. Working Modes.....................................................12
1.2.3. MicroLog’s Connections .......................................13
Connect MicroLog to a computer..........................14
Connect MicroLog to an external sensor ..............16
1.2.4. Sleep Mode ..........................................................16
1.2.5. Replacing the Battery ...........................................19
Chapter 2 MicroLogPRO .......................................................21
2.1.
Overview .................................................................22
2.2.
Getting Started ........................................................23
2.3. Working with MicroLogPRO ....................................24
2.3.1. Data Displays .......................................................24
2.3.2.
2.3.3.
2.3.4.
2.3.5.
2.3.6.
2.3.7.
Current Data ........................................................ 24
Minimum and Maximum Values ........................... 24
Status Messages ................................................. 28
Working Modes .................................................... 32
Alarm Levels ........................................................ 33
MicroLogPRO’s Connections ............................... 34
Connecting MicroLogPRO to PC Serial Port ........ 34
Connecting MicroLogPRO to PC USB Port ......... 36
Connecting MicroLogPRO to an External Sensor 36
Sending Data to an Infrared Printer ..................... 37
Sending Min/Max Values ..................................... 37
Sending all of the Data ......................................... 38
Battery Level ........................................................ 39
Replacing the Battery........................................... 42
Chapter 3 Working with the MicroLab Software.................... 45
3.1. Installation ...............................................................46
3.1.1. System Requirements ..........................................46
3.1.2. Installing the Software ..........................................47
3.1.3. Installing the USB Driver ......................................47
3.2. Overview .................................................................51
3.2.1. Getting Started .....................................................52
Downloading Data ................................................52
Saving Data ..........................................................53
Opening Files .......................................................55
Displaying Properties ............................................55
Printing a Graph ...................................................56
Printing a Table ....................................................56
3.2.2. Viewing the Data ..................................................58
Display Options ....................................................58
Graph .................................................................. 58
Table .................................................................. 59
Data Map ............................................................. 60
The Cursor ........................................................... 62
Zooming and Panning .......................................... 63
Cropping the Data ................................................ 68
Formatting the Graph ........................................... 69
Displaying Alarm Levels ....................................... 70
Changing the Temperature Units ......................... 70
Adding Annotations to the Graph ......................... 71
Exporting Data to Excel ....................................... 73
Export File Settings .............................................. 74
Copying the Graph as a Picture ........................... 75
Viewing more than one data set on the graph ..... 75
3.2.3. Programming the Data Logger ............................. 78
Setup .................................................................. 78
3.2.4.
3.2.5.
3.2.6.
3.2.7.
3.2.8.
Saving Setup ........................................................87
Starting Data Recording .......................................88
Stopping Data Recording .....................................89
Sensor Calibration ................................................89
Defining a Custom Sensor ....................................95
Communication Options .......................................98
Setting IR Printing Format (for the MicroLogPRO
only) ..................................................................98
Communication Setup ..........................................99
Automatic Daily Download ..................................101
Analysis Tools ....................................................101
Setting the Analysis Tools Parameters ...............101
Histogram ...........................................................102
Pasteurization .....................................................105
Statistics .............................................................105
Toolbar Buttons ..................................................107
Main (Upper) Toolbar ......................................... 107
Graph (Lower) Toolbar ....................................... 110
Chapter 4 External Sensors................................................ 112
4.1. Temperature -50 °C to 100 °C/ 110 °C (Thermistorbased) ............................................................................. 112
4.2.
Voltage Sensor ..................................................... 114
4.3.
Current Sensor ..................................................... 115
4.4.
pH Sensor ............................................................. 116
Specifications ...................................................................... 117
MicroLog ......................................................................... 117
MicroLogPRO ..................................................................121
Software ..........................................................................126
Appendix: Figures ...............................................................128
Index
...........................................................................129
Using the Guide
Using the Guide
This user guide describes how to operate the MicroLog 8-bit
and MicroLogPRO 10-bit data loggers, each one controlled
by the MicroLab software. These loggers are used to monitor
temperature and humidity in a variety of applications, such
as perishable goods and controlled environments. Each
logger can also be connected to external sensors in order to
monitor additional parameters. Each logger comes in two
models:
MicroLog
•
EC600 with internal temperature sensor, and
one external input
•
EC650 with internal temperature and humidity
sensor, and one external input
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MicroLogPRO
•
EC700 with internal temperature sensor, and
one external input
•
EC750 with internal temperature and humidity
sensor, and one external input
Chapter 1 - Overview for operating the MicroLog data logger
Chapter 2 - Overview for operating the MicroLog data logger
Chapter 3 - Overview for running the MicroLab software,
which support the MicroLog and MicroLogPRO data loggers.
Chapter 4 – Specifications of the external sensors
connecting to the data loggers
Specifications – Spec sheets for the data loggers and
software
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Compliance with FDA Title 21 CFR Part 11
To achieve compliance with FDA Title 21 CFR Part 11, use
Fourier Systems’ software package: MicroLab together with
DatPass. The DatPass software is Fourier Systems’
administration software. Among other features, it defines the
users that can log onto the MicroLab software, their
passwords and the digital signatures the users are permitted
to sign data within electronic records (files). DatPass also
maintains an audit trail to keep track of all action performed
within the system. The system is secured with a serial port
dongle, without which the MicroLab and DatPass software
packages will not operate.
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Chapter 1
4
MicroLog
MicroLog
MicroLog
Chapter 1
MicroLog can be used as a stand-alone device to monitor
temperature and humidity levels. All viewing, exporting and
printing of the data obtained is done with just two keys.
MicroLog continuously displays the most recent recordings,
along with the maximum and minimum values for a selected
time interval. Users can also define minimum and maximum
alarm levels for a specific shipment, and the display screen
will begin to flash if either level is breached.
The data stored by MicroLog can be downloaded to any
computer for further viewing and analysis using the MicroLab
software, and can be exported to a spreadsheet.
1.1. Getting Started
In order to save battery life, MicroLog is shipped in Stop
Mode. This means that before you can start recording, you
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MicroLog
must first connect MicroLog to the PC and set it up with the
accompanying software. To set up MicroLog with the
MicroLab software, refer to section Chapter 3.
Once MicroLog receives the setup command, it begins
logging the data immediately.
1.2. Working with MicroLog
1.2.1.
Data Displays
Current data
When MicroLog is recording, the data from the sensors is
displayed alternately. The data obtained from external
sensors is displayed with a small EXT symbol.
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When MicroLog stores the data, the LCD display briefly
changes to a “double dash” (- -) symbol.
Minimum and maximum values
You can display minimum and maximum values for any hour
from the last 24 hours and for any day from the last 30 days
by using MicroLog’s left and right keys:
Viewing Min. and Max Values in the Last 1-24 Hours
1. Select
a
time period
by
pressing
the
right
MicroLog
key on the
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MicroLog
MicroLog. The LCD will begin displaying
the hour number, ranging from hours 1 to
24. Once you’ve reached the desired time
period, release the right key.
2.
3.
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Once you’ve released the right key,
MicroLog will display the Min and Max
values logged by the sensors during the
selected time period.
(Optional) Once the left key is released,
MicroLog will send an IR signal of the Min
and Max values for the selected time
period. To receive a printout of this data,
simply point the MicroLog to the IR printer
(HP portable printer – model No. 82240B).
MicroLog
1.
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Viewing Min. and Max Values for the last 1-30 Days
Select a time period by pressing the left
key on the
MicroLog.
The LCD
will display
the
day
number,
MicroLog
ranging
from days
1 to 30. Once you’ve reached the desired
time period, release the left key.
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2.
3.
MicroLog
Once the left key is released, MicroLog will
display the Min and Max values of the
sensors for the selected time period.
(Optional) Once the left key is released,
the MicroLog will send an IR signal of the
Min and Max values for the selected time
period. To receive a printout of this data,
simply point MicroLog to the IR printer (HP
portable printer – model No. 82240B).
Status messages
When both the left and right keys are pressed
simultaneously, the MicroLog LCD will display MicroLog’s
status. This will also “wake up” the device, a step necessary
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MicroLog
Chapter 1
for its communication with a computer. The status messages
include:
MicroLog
– Run
– Cyclic Run
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MicroLog
– Timer Run
– Stop Mode
– Downloading data to a PC
1.2.2. Working Modes
MicroLog is always set in one of the 4 possible modes:
Stop – MicroLog is idle and is not recording.
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Run – MicroLog is recording data. It will stop recording
automatically when its memory is full (16,000 recordings).
Cyclic Run – Same as Run, but MicroLog will record over
the old data when the memory is full, beginning with the
earliest data recording.
Timer Run – MicroLog can be configured to start recording
at a predetermined time. When MicroLog is set for such a
run, its status is set to Timer Run. Once MicroLog starts
recording, its status changes to either Run or Cyclic Run,
depending on the desired configuration.
1.2.3.
MicroLog’s Connections
Note: MicroLog ships with a rubber plug that covers the rear
socket. The plug protects the socket from moisture. Unless
you are using the socket leave the plug in.
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MicroLog
Connect MicroLog to a computer
For this you will need a serial communication cable (catalog
number DT058).
The serial communication cable
ends with a type D 9-pin female
plug. Plug this in to any free COM
port on your computer.
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MicroLog
The other end of the
serial communication
cable ends with a small
black flat plug. Plug
this end into the socket
at the back of the
MicroLog.
Note that the socket
has three pins, with
one further away from
the other two (Figure
4). Take care to plug
the cable in correctly.
Chapter 1
Figure 1: Connecting MicroLog
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MicroLog
Connect MicroLog to an external sensor
Use the same PC connection socket to connect to an
external sensor (see Figure 4).
Note that the socket has three pins, with one further away
from the other two (Figure 4). Take care to plug the cable in
correctly.
1.2.4. Sleep Mode
The MicroLog battery's maximum lifespan is approximately
1.5 years. This long battery life is achieved by MicroLog
putting itself "to sleep" between recordings, or after 4
minutes goes by without communication with the computer.
While sleeping the data logger consumes a minimal amount
of power.
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MicroLog
Chapter 1
MicroLog "wakes up" every second for a very short time (a
few micro-seconds) to check if one of the keys has been
pressed or if there is a message coming in from the
computer. This is the reason you have to press and hold a
key for at least two seconds before a status message
appears.
If you use high sampling rates, the MicroLog battery’s
lifespan will be considerably shorter (see Figure 5).
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Duration of working in monthes
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MicroLog
30
25
24.1
23.3
21.5
20
16.4
15
24.6
24.4
EC650
EC600
12.1
10
5.9
5
0.8
0
0
5
10
15
20
Minutes between samples
Figure 2: MicroLog battery life
Note: The figures on the graph refer to MicroLog usage without daily
download and without viewing min/max values on MicroLog's display
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MicroLog
1.2.5.
Chapter 1
Replacing the Battery
Warning: The back cover of the MicroLog contains a special
compartment for the fragile humidity sensor. When removing
or replacing the cover, be careful not to harm the sensor.
Humidity
sensor
Humidity
sensor
+
Figure 3: Replacing the battery
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MicroLog
Note: The MicroLog uses a 1/2AA 3.6V lithium battery.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
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Unfasten the four screws on the back of
the MicroLog.
Carefully remove the back cover
Replace the battery, and be sure to insert
the new battery into the correct
corresponding polarities (look for the “+”
symbol next to the positive terminal)
Carefully reposition the electronic board on
MicroLog’s back cover and make sure that
the humidity sensor is placed in its
compartment.
Refasten the four screws on the back of
the MicroLog.
MicroLogPRO
Chapter 2
Chapter 2
MicroLogPRO
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Chapter 2
MicroLogPRO
2.1. Overview
MicroLogPRO can be used as a standalone device to
monitor temperature and humidity levels. All viewing,
exporting and printing of the data obtained is done with just
two keys. MicroLogPRO continuously displays the most
recent recordings, along with the maximum and minimum
values for a selected time interval. Users can also define
minimum and maximum alarm levels for a specific shipment,
and the display screen will show alarm icons if either level is
breached.
The data stored by MicroLogPRO can be downloaded to any
computer for further viewing and analysis using the MicroLab
software, and can be exported to an Excel spreadsheet.
The data can also be easily transmitted to an infrared printer.
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MicroLogPRO
Chapter 2
2.2. Getting Started
In order to save battery life, MicroLogPRO is shipped in Stop
Mode. This means that before you can start recording, you
must first connect MicroLogPRO to the PC and set it up with
the accompanying MicroLab software. To set up
MicroLogPRO with the MicroLab software, refer to section
Chapter 3.
Once MicroLogPRO receives the setup command, it begins
logging the data immediately or waits for a predefined time to
start logging.
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MicroLogPRO
2.3. Working with MicroLogPRO
2.3.1.
Data Displays
Current Data
When MicroLogPRO is recording, the data from the sensors
is alternately displayed. The data obtained from external
sensors is displayed with a small EXT icon.
When MicroLogPRO stores the data, the LCD display briefly
changes to a four dash (- - - -) symbol.
Minimum and Maximum Values
You can display minimum and maximum values, ranging
from the last
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MicroLogPRO
Chapter 2
1 - 24 hours and from the last 1 - 30 days, by using
MicroLogPRO’s left and right buttons:
1.
Viewing Min. and Max Values in the last 1-24 Hours
Select a time period
by pressing the right
button
on
the
MicroLogPRO.
The
LCD
will
begin
displaying the hour
number, ranging from
1 to 24 hours. Once
you’ve reached the
desired time period,
release
the
right
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2.
3.
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MicroLogPRO
button.
Once you’ve released the right button, MicroLogPRO
will display the Min and Max values logged by the
sensors during the selected time period.
Once the button is released, MicroLogPRO will also
send an IR signal of a predefined data options. To
receive a printout of this data, simply point the
MicroLogPRO to the IR printer (HP portable printer –
model No. 82240B).
MicroLogPRO
1.
Chapter 2
Viewing Min. and Max Values for the last 1-30 Days
Select a time period
by pressing the left
button
on
the
MicroLogPRO.
The
LCD will display the
day number, ranging
from 1 to 30 days.
Once you’ve reached
the
desired
time
period, release the
left button.
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2.
3.
MicroLogPRO
Once the left button is released, MicroLogPRO will
display the Min and Max values of the sensors for the
selected time period.
Once the left button is released, MicroLogPRO will also
send an IR signal of a predefined data options. To
receive a printout of this data, simply point the
MicroLogPRO to the IR printer (HP portable printer –
model No. 82240B).
Status Messages
When both the left and right buttons are pressed
simultaneously, the MicroLogPRO LCD will display
MicroLogPRO’s current working mode and version.
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Chapter 2
After releasing these buttons, MicroLogPRO will display its
internal software version (if the letter H appears next to the
version number, this means that this model includes a built-in
humidity sensor as well as a temperature sensor)
The status messages include:
– Run
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MicroLogPRO
– Cyclic Run
– Timer Run
– Stop Mode
– Downloading data to a PC
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– Push to Run
– Sending data to an IR printer
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MicroLogPRO
2.3.2. Working Modes
MicroLogPRO is always set in one of 5 possible modes:
Stop – MicroLogPRO is idle and is not recording.
Run – MicroLogPRO is recording data. It will stop recording
automatically when its memory has reached full capacity
(52,000 samples with one sensor).
Cyclic Run – Similar to Run mode, but MicroLogPRO will
record over the old data when the memory is full, beginning
with the earliest data recording.
Timer Run – MicroLogPRO can be configured to start
recording at a predetermined time. When MicroLogPRO is
set for such a run, its status is set to Timer Run.
Push to Run – MicroLogPRO will only begin logging data
when the user pushes either the left or right buttons.
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2.3.3. Alarm Levels
MicroLogPRO displays an alarm notification whenever any
alarm level is exceeded.
AL-L – A sensor’s reading is lower than its low alarm level.
AL-H – A sensor’s reading is higher than its high alarm level.
The alarm notification remains until the next time you view
Min/Max values or download data to a PC.
To learn how to set alarm levels, refer to page 78.
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2.3.4.
MicroLogPRO
MicroLogPRO’s Connections
Note: MicroLogPRO ships with a rubber plug that covers the
rear socket. The plug protects the socket from moisture.
Unless you are using the socket, leave the plug in.
Connecting MicroLogPRO to PC Serial Port
For this you will need a Serial communication cable (catalog
number DT058).
The serial communication cable
ends with a type D 9-pin female
plug. Plug this in to any free COM
port on your computer.
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MicroLogPRO
The other end of the
serial
communication
cable ends with a small
black flat plug. Plug this
end into the socket at the
back
of
the
MicroLogPRO.
Note that the socket has
three pins, with one
further away from the
other two. Take care to
plug
the
cable
in
correctly.
Chapter 2
Figure 4: Connecting
MicroLogPRO
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MicroLogPRO
Connecting MicroLogPRO to PC USB Port
With MicroLogPRO model EC750 only, you may connect the
logger to the PC USB port using the mini USB cable socket
on the side of the logger.
Once you connect the logger to the PC you will be required
to install the logger USB driver in order for the MicroLab
software to detect the logger. Refer to page 47.
Connecting MicroLogPRO to an External
Sensor
Use the same PC connection socket to connect to an
external sensor (see Figure 4).
Note that the socket has three pins, with one further away
from the other two (Figure 4). Take care to plug the cable in
correctly.
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2.3.5. Sending Data to an Infrared Printer
MicroLogPRO can send data to an infrared printer. There are
two formats of data sending. In one format, MicroLogPRO
sends the minimum and maximum values of a selected time
period up to the last 30 days. The second format enables
you to send all data up to 80 rows of data. Programming
MicroLogPRO to the desired mode is done via MicroLab
software (refer to page 98).
Sending Min/Max Values
1. Select the time period as in viewing the min/max values
(refer to page 24)
2. Release the button.
3. Point MicroLogPRO to the IR printer (HP portable printer
– model No. 82240B).
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The printout includes MicroLogPRO’s serial number and
comment, alarm levels, the minimum and maximum values
for each sensor and the time duration of any breaching of the
alarm levels.
Sending all of the Data
1. Point MicroLogPRO to the IR printer.
2. Push any button on the MicroLogPRO logger.
The printout includes MicroLogPRO’s serial number and
comment, alarm levels, and a table of pre defined number of
rows including time column, sensors readings columns and a
column with an asterisk for each time any of the alarm levels
was exceeded.
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2.3.6. Battery Level
MicroLogPRO displays a battery level indicator at the top
right corner of the LCD screen – a battery icon with bars in it.
Three bars indicate a full battery and an empty icon indicates
a low battery that needs replacing.
The MicroLogPRO battery’s maximum lifespan is
approximately 2 years. This long battery life is achieved by
MicroLogPRO putting itself to sleep between recordings, or
after 4 minutes goes by without communication with the
computer. While in sleep mode, the data logger consumes a
minimal amount of power.
MicroLogPRO wakes up every second for a few microseconds in order to check if one of the buttons has been
pressed or if there is an incoming message from the
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MicroLogPRO
computer. For this reason, you must press and hold a button
for at least two seconds before a status message appears.
If you use high sampling rates, the MicroLogPRO battery’s
lifespan will be considerably shorter (refer to Figure 5 below).
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Working months
20
15
15.0
16.9 17.1 17.2
16.3
11.5
10
EC750
8.4
5
EC700
4.1
0.5
0
0
5
10
15
20
Minutes betw een sam ples
Figure 5: MicroLogPRO battery life
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MicroLogPRO
Note: The figures on the graph refer to MicroLogPRO usage
without daily download and without viewing min/max values
on MicroLogPRO’s display.
2.3.7.
Replacing the Battery
Warning: The back cover of the MicroLogPRO contains a
special compartment for the built-in sensors, which are very
fragile. When removing or replacing the cover, be careful not
to harm the sensors.
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MicroLogPRO
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Figure 6: Replacing the battery
Note: The MicroLogPRO uses a 1/2AA 3.6V lithium battery.
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1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
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MicroLogPRO
Unfasten the four screws on the back of the
MicroLogPRO.
Carefully remove the back cover.
Replace the battery, and be sure to insert the new
battery into the correct corresponding polarities (look for
the “” symbol next to the positive terminal).
Carefully reposition the electronic
board on
MicroLogPRO’s back cover and make sure that the
humidity sensor is placed in its compartment.
Refasten the four screws on the back of the
MicroLogPRO.
MicroLab Software
Chapter 3
Chapter 3 Working with the
MicroLab Software
The MicroLab software supports both the MicroLog (EC600
and EC650) and MicroLog PRO (EC700 and EC750) data
loggers. This chapter describes how to operate MicroLab
with both of these models, referred to jointly as the data
logger throughout this chapter.
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MicroLab Software
3.1. Installation
3.1.1. System Requirements
To work with MicroLab, your system should be equipped with
the following:
Software
•
Windows 95 or later (Windows 95 will not support USB).
•
Internet Explorer 4.0 or later
Hardware
•
Pentium 300 MHz or higher
•
32 MB RAM (64 MB recommended)
•
5 MB available disk space for the MicroLab application
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3.1.2.
Installing the Software
1. Insert the CD into your CD drive.
2. The installation will start automatically. Once the
process begins, follow the on-screen instructions.
3. If auto run is not working, open the CD drive folder and
double-click the setup icon, then follow the on-screen
instructions.
To uninstall the software: From the Start menu select
Settings > Control Panel, and use the Add/Remove
Programs tool to remove the MicroLab application.
3.1.3.
Installing the USB Driver
To install the USB driver on Windows XP (to connect the
EC750):
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1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
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Connect your data logger to a USB port on your PC and
turn the data logger on. Windows will automatically
detect the new device and open the Found New
Hardware Wizard.
Select the No, not this time to prevent Windows from
searching for software on the Internet, then click Next.
Select the option Install from a list or specific location
and click Next.
Select the option to search manually for the driver, and
select the checkbox Include this location in the
search. Browse to the location of the USB driver, either
on your software CD or on your PC hard disk. The name
of the driver folder is: Logger USB Driver.
Once you have located the driver folder, click Next. The
driver will be installed on the PC.
MicroLab Software
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6.
Click Finish. Windows will open the Found New
Hardware Wizard for the second time.
7. Click Next to complete the installation. Windows will
automatically install the necessary components on your
system.
8. Click Finish. The logger is ready to use and will now be
detected by the PC.
To install the USB driver on Windows Vista Business (to
connect the EC750):
1. Connect your data logger to a USB port on your PC and
turn the data logger on.
2. Windows will not automatically detect the new hardware.
From the Start menu, select Computer, and then click
System Properties in the upper menu bar. In the
System window, select Device Manager from the Task
list on the left of the window.
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4.
5.
6.
7.
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In the Device Manager, locate the Other devices tree
and right click on the USB Serial Port item. Select the
Update Driver Software menu item.
Select the Browse my computer for driver software,
and click Next.
Browse to the location of the USB driver, either on your
software CD or on your PC hard disk. The name of the
driver folder is: Logger USB Driver.
Once you have located the driver folder, click Next. The
driver will be installed on the PC.
Click Close once the driver has been successfully
installed. The logger is ready to use and will now be
detected by the PC.
MicroLab Software
Chapter 3
3.2. Overview
The MicroLab software was designed to allow for the
programming of the desired data recording specifications for
the data loggers,, to enable the downloading of recorded
data to a PC, and to store, view and analyze the data.
The Logger menu handles all communication between the
PC and the data logger, such as programming the desired
recording mode, starting or stopping data recording, as well
as downloading the data.
The View menu controls the various data display options.
Data can be viewed in graph format, in table format, or in
both. The Data Map is a separate pane that displays a list of
the open data sets. It can also be used to quickly navigate
through the data sets.
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The Graph menu contains all the commands needed to
format and edit the graph.
The most common tasks and commands are available as
buttons on the main toolbar and on the graph toolbar.
3.2.1.
Getting Started
Downloading Data
1. Connect the data logger to the PC.
2. Open the MicroLab software.
on the main toolbar.
3. Click Download
Once the downloading has been completed, the data will be
displayed both in the graph and in the table, and a new data
icon will be added to the Data Map.
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You can now connect a different data logger to the PC and
download its data. The number of downloads is limited only
by the memory available on the computer.
Use the Data Map (refer to page 60) to navigate between the
different data sets.
Saving Data
To save the displayed data, click Save
on the main
toolbar. The data currently displayed by the graph will be
saved in the MicroLab Data folder:
C:\Program Files\Fourier Systems\MicroLab\MicroLab Data
The data file name consists of the data logger name
(Comment, refer to page 79) and of the time and date at
which it was saved.
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To save data in a different location or under a different name,
use the Save as… command from the File menu:
1. Select Save as… from the File menu.
2. Enter a new name in the File name box.
3. To save the data in a different folder, select a drive
and/or folder from the Save in dialog box.
4. Click Save.
If you’ve downloaded data from more than one data logger
and you want to save all the data sets, select Save all from
the File menu.
Note: If you want to remove unwanted data before saving,
apply the crop tool (refer to page 68).
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Opening Files
1.
2.
3.
Click Open
on the main toolbar.
To open a document that was saved in a different folder,
select a drive and/or folder in the Look in dialog box.
Double-click the file you want to open.
Displaying Properties
You can change the way numbers and dates will be
displayed on screen.
1. Click File on the main menu, and then click Display
properties.
2. Under Decimal place settings, enter the number of
decimal places you want to display (enter a number
between 0 and 4) for each sensor.
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Under the Date format settings, select the desired
format option.
Click OK.
Printing a Graph
1.
2.
3.
4.
Click Print
on the main toolbar to open the Print
Options dialog box.
Click the Graph option.
Click Print to open the Print dialog box.
Click OK.
Printing a Table
The displayed data can also be printed as a table. The table
will only include data from sensors that are currently
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represented on the graph (to learn how to add or remove
data sets from the graph, refer to page 60) as well as the
data logger name, serial number and the alarm level setup.
Data that exceeds any of the alarm levels will be highlighted
by arrows.
1.
2.
3.
4.
on the main toolbar to open the Print
Click Print
Options dialog box.
Click the Table option.
If you want to print only part of the data, uncheck the
check box and select the desired time and date in the
From and To boxes.
Click Print to open the Print dialog box and click OK.
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Viewing the Data
Display Options
MicroLab’s main window consists of three parts: the graph,
the table and the Data Map. You can display all three parts
simultaneously (the default view) or any combination of
them.
Graph
to display or remove the graph. The graph
Click Graph
displays the data sets plotted vs. time. The graph usually
displays all the data sets of a given data logger, but you can
use the Data Map to remove one or more of the sets from
the graph (refer to page 60).
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In order to keep the graph clear and simple, only two Y-axes
can be shown on the graph simultaneously. If there are three
curves in the graph, one of the Y-axes will be hidden. To
make this axis visible, select the corresponding plot with the
cursor (refer to page 62).
You can identify the Y-axis by its color, which matches the
plot color.
Table
Click Table
to display or remove the table.
The data in the table always matches the data that is
currently displayed on the graph.
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Data Map
to display or remove the Data Map.
Click Data Map
The Data Map is a separate window that displays the list of
data sets that were downloaded or opened in the current
session. Use the Data Map to navigate through the available
plots and to keep track of the data that is displayed in the
graph and/or table windows.
When you double-click on a MicroLog icon
in the Data
Map, MicroLab jumps to the corresponding data and displays
it in the graph and table windows. It also expands the Data
Map to show the individual sensors included with the
selected logger.
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A graph icon
indicates that the data set is currently being
displayed. Double-click on the icon to clear the data set from
the display.
An empty icon
indicates that the data set is not being
displayed. Double-click on the icon to add the data set to the
display.
To collapse the sensor list under an individual data logger,
click the minus sign (-) next to the logger icon.
To display the complete sensor list under an individual data
logger, click the plus sign (+) next to the logger icon.
To remove an individual logger from the Data Map, right-click
on its icon, then click Remove data.
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To remove all data sets from the Data Map, right-click the
Data sets icon
, then click Remove all data.
The Cursor
Use the cursor to view individual data recording values, or to
reveal a hidden Y-axis. MicroLab enables you to display up
to two cursors simultaneously.
To display the first cursor, double-click on an individual data
point or click Cursor
on the graph toolbar. You can
drag the cursor with the mouse to any other point on the plot,
or to another plot altogether.
The point coordinates of the selected data recording will
appear in the status bar at the bottom of the graph window.
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To display a second cursor, double-click anywhere on the
graph or click Second cursor
on the graph toolbar.
Zooming and Panning
1. Zooming
Click Zoom in
on the graph toolbar and drag the cursor
diagonally to select the area you want to magnify. Release
the mouse button to zoom in to the selected area.
Click on the Zoom in button a second time to turn off the
Zoom tool.
2. Autoscale
Click Autoscale
display.
on the graph toolbar for the full data
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Double-click on an individual axis to auto scale it separately.
3. Manual scaling
a.
b.
c.
d.
e.
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Click Graph properties
toolbar to open the Graph Properties
dialog box.
Select the Scale tab, and choose the axis
you want to scale in the Select axis dropdown menu.
Unselect the Auto scale check box and
enter the new values in the value fields.
In the time axis, you can either enter the
time and date manually, or select it with
the up and down arrow buttons.
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4. Default zooming
If you usually need to view a specific time frame (i.e.
workday hours), use the Default zooming tool. You can set
the start and end time of the time span and then use it
whenever you open a file or download data from the
MicroLogPRO.
To set the default zoom:
a.
b.
Click Graph Properties
on the graph
toolbar, then click Set Default Zoom.
Enter the start and end times, then click
Set.
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To zoom to the default zoom:
a.
b.
Click Graph Properties
on the graph
toolbar.
Check the Use default zoom check box
and click OK.
Every file and every data recording you download will
automatically open in the default zoom as long as the Use
default zoom check box remains selected.
To restore auto scaling, click Autoscale
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5. The Stretch/Compress Axis Tool
Move the cursor onto one of graph axes. The cursor icon
changes to a double arrow symbol (↔), indicating that you
can stretch or compress the axis scale. Drag the symbol to
the desired location. Repeat the procedure for the other axis,
if necessary.
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6. Panning
Use the pan tool after zooming any part of the graph that is
outside the zoomed area.
on the graph toolbar, then click
To do so, click Pan
anywhere on the graph and drag the graph to view another
area.
Click Pan a second time to turn off the Pan tool.
Cropping the Data
Cropping enables you to trim the edges of a data set. Use it
to remove unwanted data.
1. Zoom to the data range you want to keep.
2. Click Graph on the menu bar, then click Crop.
All data outside the zoomed area will be permanently
removed.
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Formatting the Graph
You can change a data line’s color, style or width. You can
also add markers that represent the data points on the graph
and format their style and color.
The Y-axis color matches the corresponding plot’s color and
will change accordingly. The time axis color can be changed
separately:
1.
2.
3.
on the graph toolbar to
Click Graph properties
open the Graph Properties dialog box.
Select the Lines tab, then select the plot or axis you
want to format in the Select plot drop-down menu.
From here, you can format the line’s color, style and
width, as well as the markers’ color and style. To
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remove the line or the marker, uncheck the
corresponding visible check box.
To restore the default formatting, click Restore default,
and click OK.
Displaying Alarm Levels
1.
2.
Click Display alarm level
.
Select the sensor you wish to display from the Select
sensor drop-down menu
Changing the Temperature Units
Click Toggle °C/°F button
to change the temperature
scale from Fahrenheit to Celsius and vice versa.
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Note: To change the units in the data logger display, use the
Setup dialog box (refer to page 78).
Adding Annotations to the Graph
MicroLab allows you to add annotations to the graph. An
annotation is always attached to a specific data point.
To add an annotation:
1. Place the cursor on the point to which you want to add
the annotation.
2.
3.
4.
on the graph toolbar
Click Add new annotation
Type the annotation in the New annotation caption text
box.
Click OK.
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To move an annotation:
1.
2.
3.
Click Move annotation
on the graph toolbar
Drag the annotation to any location on the graph you
choose.
Click Move annotation a second time.
To edit an annotation:
1. Place the cursor on the point to which the annotation is
attached.
2. Click Graph on the menu bar.
3. Click Edit annotation.
4. Edit the annotation in the text box.
5. Click OK.
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To delete an annotation:
1. Place the cursor on the point to which the annotation is
attached.
2. Click Graph on the menu bar.
3. Click Delete annotation.
To hide all annotations:
1. Click Graph on the menu bar.
2. Click Show annotations to uncheck it.
Exporting Data to Excel
to export the currently displayed
Click Export to Excel
data to an Excel spreadsheet. MicroLab will open a new
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Excel workbook displaying the data along with the logger
info, including the logger name, serial number and alarm
levels setup.
Export File Settings
If MicroLab fails to export the data properly i.e. all of the data
is displayed in one row of the worksheet, you can change the
export file settings. This ensures that the data is exported
using comma separated values (CSV).
1. Click File on the main menu, then click Export file
settings,
2. Select the Ignore regional settings check box.
3. Click OK.
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Copying the Graph as a Picture
You can copy the graph to the clipboard as a picture and
then paste it into other Windows programs, such as Word
and PowerPoint:
1. On the Graph menu, click Copy graph.
2. Open the destination file.
3. In the destination file, right-click and select Paste.
Viewing more than one data set on the graph
MicroLab lets you view more than one data set in Graph and
Table view at the same time, allowing you to compare the
data from several data sets side by side.
Note: To use this feature the data sets must have been
recorded using the same sampling rate e.g. every 1 minute
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There are two modes when using the Multi-graph feature:
•
Standard mode
The time scale of all data on the graph is the same. The time
and date of data recorded in the first data set included on the
graph is used.
For example, if you have a graph whose data was recorded
starting 10:00AM on August 11, then all additional data
added to the graph will be displayed with the same recording
date.
The MicroLab data table below shows all data in the graph
having the same time scale:
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Plot sync mode
To display data on the graph using the data’s actual time
scale i.e. the time and date when the data was actually
recorded, use the Plot sync feature. This will also shift all
data in the data table accordingly.
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Once you’ve added the data to the graph, on the Graph
menu, select Plot sync to enable the feature. To return to
Standard mode, unselect Plot sync.
Note: The time scale of all data is rounded to the same
resolution as the time scale of the original data on the graph.
3.2.3.
Programming the Data Logger
Setup
Use the Setup dialog box to view or change the data logger
parameters.
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Note: If you intend to setup more then one logger, use the
Save Setup tool (refer to page 87).
1.
Connect the data logger to the PC.
2. Click Setup
to open the Setup dialog box.
The dialog box consists of five sections:
•
Data logger info
Comment
Click the text box and type a name that will serve to
identify the specific data logger (e.g. its location).
S/N
Displays the data logger’s serial number.
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Battery Level
If the indicator is in the red zone the battery should
be replaced (refer to page 41).
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Cradle info
Cradle ID *
The cradle’s identification number sets the cradle’s
transmission time in daily download mode.
* The Cradle is the data logger’s wireless
transmitter unit. Refer to the separate
MicroLog wireless solution user guide for
more information.
Battery Level
If the indicator is in the red zone, the battery should
be replaced.
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Setup
Temperature
Select the Temperature check box to activate the
internal temperature sensor.
Humidity
Select the Humidity check box to activate the
internal humidity sensor.
External
Select the External check box to activate the
external sensor option, and then select a sensor in
the drop-down menu.
If you want to use a sensor that is not found in the
drop-down menu, you can define a new sensor
(refer to page 95).
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Note: The sensors’ current readings will appear next to the
sensor name once the data logger begins logging for the first
time.
Temperature unit
To set the temperature unit in the logger display,
select the option you want (Celsius or Fahrenheit).
Interval
This determines the logging interval, or the time
interval between successive data recordings.
The time format is hh:mm:ss. Set the time setting to
select a recording time interval from 10 seconds to 2
hours. For example, to set a time interval of one
hour, five minutes and thirty seconds, click the hours
(hh) and type 1 or use the arrows to select 01. Click
the minutes (mm) and type 5 or use the arrows, and
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finally, click the seconds (ss) and type 30 or select
30 using the arrows.
Timer run
Select the Timer run check box if you want the data
logger to start recording at a predetermined time.
This option is convenient if you are using several
loggers at once and want them to all begin logging
at the same time.
Use the time and date selectors to set the start time.
Cyclic run
In Cyclic run mode, the data logger overwrites the
old measurements (starting with the oldest recorded
data) once the loggers’s memory is full. Click the
Cyclic run check box to operate in this mode.
If the check box is clear, the data logger will operate
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in Normal run mode and will stop recording when
the memory is full.
Push to run
In Push to run mode, the data logger will only start
recording data when you press either the left or right
logger button. It is convenient for when you wish to
start recording data soon (but not immediately)
following setup, or at an unspecified time.
Daily download *
Select the Daily download checkbox to enable
automatic daily download (refer to page 101 for
details).
* The Daily Download is a feature described in the
separate MicroLog wireless solution user guide.
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Alarm levels
Type in the desired minimum and maximum alarm levels. For
the MicroLogPRO model only, if it records a reading that
exceeds either of these alarm levels, the logger’s LCD will
display alarm notification.
To remove the alarm sign from the display, press
either of MicroLogPRO’s two buttons. The default
alarm levels are the lower and upper ends of the
sensors. Click Cancel Alarm to restore the default
levels.
•
Alarm time settings
This feature is only relevant when using the wireless cradle
transmitter. Refer to the separate MicroLog wireless solution
user guide.
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Completing the Setup
Click Send Setup to send the new settings to the data
logger. This will complete the setup. Click Cancel if you do
not wish to change the setup at this stage.
Note: The Send Setup command erases all existing data in
the logger.
If you select Timer run mode, the data logger will wait in
standby mode, displaying
specified time.
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Saving Setup
When setting up multiple loggers, use the Save Setup option
in the Setup dialog.
1. After you have finished the settings selection of the first
logger and before sending the setup command, click
Save Setup to save all of the setup settings.
2. Connect another logger to the PC and click Setup
3.
4.
5.
on the main menu.
Click Load Setup to load your setup settings.
Change the Comment (optional).
Click Send Setup.
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Starting Data Recording
Click Run
every time you want to start a new recording.
The Run command erases all previous data in the data
logger’s memory and begins recording.
Note: If you setup the data logger using the Setup
command, it will automatically begin recording, and you don’t
have to click Run.
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Stopping Data Recording
Click Stop
to stop recording. In Stop mode, the data
logger keeps all recorded data but does not record new data.
Use this mode to save battery power.
3.2.4.
Sensor Calibration
A new data logger comes fully calibrated. After a long period
of use however, you may want to recalibrate the humidity or
the temperature sensors.
The calibration affects both the logger and MicroLab and
should be carried out while the logger is connected to the
PC.
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Calibration Password
To prevent accidental change of the calibration, the
calibration procedure is protected by a password. The default
password is: 1234. To change the password:
1. Click Logger on the main menu, then click Calibration.
2. Click Change Password to open the Change
Password dialog box.
3. Enter the current password in the Current Password
field.
4. Enter the new password in the New Password field.
5. Enter the new password a second time in the Confirm
New Password field to confirm your new password.
6. Click OK.
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Note: The password must include at least 4 characters and
is case sensitive.
Humidity Calibration
Note: The Humidty calibration is performed directly onto the
data logger, meaning the logger itself is calibrated, not the
software.
To calibrate the humidity sensor you will need a humidity
chamber.
1. Connect the data logger to the PC.
2. Set up the logger to record every one minute (refer to
page 78).
3. Click Logger on the main menu, then click Calibration.
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Enter the calibration password, then click OK.
Select Humidity in the Choose sensor drop-down
menu.
Figure 7: Humidity calibration
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Click Default to restore the original values.
Disconnect the data logger from the PC and insert it into
the humidity chamber.
Set the humidity chamber to the first reference value.
Wait until the humidity level is stabilized and write down
the logger’s reading.
Repeat the last step with the second reference value.
Connect the logger to the PC and enter the Calibration
dialog.
Enter the two logger values into the MicroLog value text
boxes.
Enter the two reference values into the Reference value
text boxes.
Click Calibrate.
To restore default calibration, click Default.
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Temperature Calibration
Note: For the MicroLog model, the Temperature calibration
is performed in the software. The logger itself is not
calibrated. When calibrating the MicroLogPRO model,
calibration is performed directly onto the data logger,
meaning the logger itself is calibrated, not the software.
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2.
3.
4.
5.
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Connect the data logger to the PC.
Click Logger on the main menu, then click Calibration.
Enter the calibration password, then click OK.
Select the desired temperature sensor in the Choose
sensor drop-down menu.
Click Default to restore the original values.
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Enter the two logger values into the MicroLog value text
boxes.
Enter the two reference values into the Reference value
text boxes.
Click Calibrate.
To restore default calibration, click Default.
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Defining a Custom Sensor
You can use the data logger with any sensor that has a 0 –
20 mA current output or a 0 – 10V voltage output.
1. Click the Logger on the main menu and then select
Define new sensors to open the Define New Sensor
dialog box.
2. Click Add to add a new sensor to the list.
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In the Based on drop-down menu, select an external
sensor that matches your sensor’s output.
Type the sensor’s name in the Sensor Name text box.
Type the sensor’s unit in the Sensor Unit text box.
In the Calibration Values section, enter two values of
your sensor that correspond to the base sensor values.
For example, see the definition for a 0 – 100 mbar
pressure sensor whose output is 0 – 20 mA:
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Figure 8: Defining a new sensor
7. Click OK.
The new sensor will then appear in the External Sensor list in
the Setup dialog box.
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Communication Options
Setting IR Printing Format (for the
MicroLogPRO only)
1. Connect the data logger to the PC.
2. Click Logger on the menu toolbar,
MicroLogPRO IR Print Settings:
then
Figure 9: IR Print Settings dialog box
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Select a format option:
a. Print Format 1 – Prints the minimum and
maximum values of a selected time period up
to the last 30 days (refer to page 37).
b. Print Format 2 – Prints all data up to 128 rows
of data
If you selected Print Format 2, enter the desired number
of rows (up to 128).
Click OK.
Communication Setup
Communication between the PC and the data logger device
takes place automatically whenever you send a command to
the logger. However, the Communication Setup dialog box
can be used for more advanced communication options.
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Click Logger on the main menu and select Com setup to
open the Communication Setup dialog box:
If you are not using a Receiver and Cradle, uncheck the
Search for Receiver and Cradle checkbox in order to
speed up the search.
Figure 10: Communication Setup dialog box
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The selected COM ports are available for communication.
1. Click Try to connect to establish communication.
2. Click Work offline to work with saved files.
Automatic Daily Download
Refer to the separate MicroLog wireless solution user guide
which describes this feature in detail.
3.2.7.
Analysis Tools
Setting the Analysis Tools Parameters
1. Click Analysis on the menu bar, then click Set
Functions’ Parameters to open a dialog box:
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Figure 11: Functions Parameters
2.
Type in the desired parameters, then click OK.
Histogram
Use this tool to create a frequency distribution of the selected
data set.
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To create a histogram:
1. Use the cursor to select a plot on the graph.
2. Click Analysis on the main menu bar, then click
Histogram.
MicroLab displays a histogram of the selected data and
creates a new entry in the Data Map.
Use the Data Map (refer to page 60) to hide the histogram or
to return to the original data sets.
You can modify the histogram to your needs. You can set the
upper limits of the first bin and the lower limit of the last bins,
and refine the histogram by increasing the number of bins.
To modify the histogram:
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Click Analysis on the main menu, then click Histogram
a second time to open a dialog:
Figure 12: Histogram settings
2.
Enter the desired values for the first bin, the bin width
and last bin, then click OK.
You can repeat the process for further modification.
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Pasteurization
Use this tool to create and display an FO Pasteurization
curve:
Click Analysis on the menu bar, then click FO
pasteurization.
Statistics
Use the statistics tool to display statistics of each data set in
the graph.
The statistics include:
Minimum – The smallest value in the data set.
Maximum – The largest value in the data set.
Average – The average of all the numbers in the data set.
MKT – The mean kinetic temperature (for temperature data
only).
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To display statistics:
Click Statistics
on the main toolbar.
MicroLab will display the statistics in the information bar at
the bottom of the graph window.
To hide the statistics, click Statistics
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Toolbar Buttons
Main (Upper) Toolbar
Open
Opens saved files
Save
Saves the
displayed
Print…
Opens the Print Option dialog box
Export
Exports the displayed data to an Excel
spreadsheet
data
that
is
currently
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Run
Begins recording data
Stop
Stops recording data
Setup
Opens the Setup dialog box
Download
Downloads data from the data logger
onto the PC
Data Map
Displays or removes the Data Map
Graph
Displays or removes the graph
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Table
Displays or removes the table
Statistics
Displays or removes the data’s statistics
°C/°F
Displays the desired unit of temperature
Alarm
Displays or removes alarm levels from
the graph
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Add
annotation
Adds new annotation to the graph
Move
annotation
Relocates the annotation on the graph
Zoom in
Activates the zoom tool
Pan
Activates the pan tool
Autoscale
Returns the graph to full view
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Graph
properties
Opens the Graph Properties dialog box
Cursor
Toggles the first cursor
Second
cursor
Toggles the second cursor
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External Sensors
The MicroLog and MicroLog PRO work with the following
external sensors:
4.1.
Temperature -50 °C to 100 °C/
110 °C (Thermistor-based)
Takes external temperature measurements over a wider
range than the internal temperature sensor and with a faster
response time.
Specifications:
Range:
MicroLog: -50 °C to 100 °C
MicroLogPRO: -50 °C to 110 °C
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Resolution:
MicroLog: Better than 1 °C between -20 °C
to 75 °C
MicroLogPRO: Better than 0.3 °C between
-30 °C to 90 °C
Accuracy:
MicroLog: 2% of reading (before
calibration)
MicroLogPRO: 1 °C (before calibration)
Probe Length:
100 mm
Probe OD:
3.2 mm
Probe Max. Temperature: 150 °C
Cable Max. Temperature: 80 °C
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4.2. Voltage Sensor
Measures any device or transmitter that produces a linear
analog output of 0-10 V. The voltage can easily be converted
to the correct measured units with the help of the MicroLab
software.
Specifications:
Range:
0 to 10 V
Resolution:
MicroLog: 0.05 V
MicroLogPRO: 0.01 V
Accuracy:
MicroLog: ±3% before calibration
MicroLogPRO: 1% from reading ± 0.02 V
Input Impedance: MicroLog: 3MΩ
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MicroLogPRO: 25 kΩ
Two point calibration
30 V
4.3. Current Sensor
Samples any device or transmitter producing a linear current
of 0-20 mA. The 0-20 mA can be converted to the correct
measured units using the MicroLab software’s Calibration
option.
Specifications:
Range:
0 to 20 mA
Resolution:
0.01 mA
Accuracy:
1% from reading ± 0.006 mA
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External Sensors
Input Impedance: 166 Ω
OV Protection: MicroLog: 55 mA
MicroLogPRO: 100 mA
4.4. pH Sensor
Monitors the pH level of liquids.
Specifications:
Range:
1 to 14 pH
Resolution:
MicroLog: 0.116 pH
MicroLogPRO: 0.02 pH
Accuracy:
MicroLog: 5% of reading
MicroLogPRO: 3% of reading
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Specifications
Specifications
MicroLog
Models:
EC600: Temperature and external sensor data logger
EC650: Temperature, relative humidity and external
sensor data logger
Inputs:
Two built-in sensors:
Temperature
Range:
-30 ˚C to 50 ˚C
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Specifications
Resolution:
0.5 ˚C
Accuracy (all ranges): 0.6 ˚C
Response time:
~ 15 minutes
Software calibration is possible
Relative Humidity:
Range:
0 to 100%
Resolution:
0.5%
Accuracy:
3%
Response time:
~ 25 minutes
Software calibration is possible
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Specifications
External Sensors:
Refer to Chapter 6.
Outputs:
Two digit 7-segment LCD with decimal point
Wireless rapport to infrared HP printer HP82240B
RS232 serial communication at 19,200 bps
Memory Capacity:
16,000 samples
LCD Unit Icons:
˚C, ˚F, %RH
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Specifications
Power Supply:
Internal Lithium Battery: 3.6 V, 1.2 AH, 1/2 AA
Battery Life: Approximately two years. May vary with
number of sensors connected and the sampling rate
settings (for more details refer to page 39).
Sampling Rate:
User defined: From once every 10 seconds to once
every 2 hours
Dimensions:
Diameter: 72 mm
Thickness: 22.9 mm
Weight:
55 g
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Specifications
Standards:
Water and dust proof IP65 standard compliance
CE and FCC standard compliance
MicroLogPRO
Models:
EC700: Temperature and external sensor data logger
EC750: Temperature, relative humidity and external
sensor data logger
Inputs:
Two built-in sensors:
Temperature
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Specifications
Range:
Resolution:
-40 ˚C to 80 ˚C
0.2 ˚C (-40 ˚C to -20 ˚C)
0.1 ˚C (-21 ˚C to 50 ˚C)
0.2 ˚C (51 ˚C to 80 ˚C)
Accuracy (all ranges): 0.2 ˚C
Response time:
~ 15 minutes
Software calibration is possible
Relative Humidity:
Range:
0 to 100%
Resolution:
0.1%
Accuracy:
2%
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Specifications
Response time:
~ 25 minutes
Software calibration is possible
External Sensors:
Refer to Chapter 6.
Outputs:
Four digit 7-segment LCD with decimal point
Wireless rapport to infrared HP printer HP82240B
RS232 serial communication at 19,200 bps
USB 1.1 for EC750 only (optional – low water and dust
protection)
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Specifications
Memory Capacity:
1 sensor
52,000 samples
2 sensors 26,000 samples
3 sensors 16,000 samples
LCD Unit Icons:
˚C, ˚F, %RH, pH, V, mA, mS, AL-H, AL-L
Power Supply:
Internal Lithium Battery: 3.6 V, 1.2 AH, 1/2 AA
Battery Life: Approximately two years. May vary with
number of sensors connected and the sampling rate
settings (for more details refer to page 39).
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Specifications
Sampling Rate:
User defined: From once every 10 seconds to once
every 2 hours
Dimensions:
Diameter: 72 mm
Thickness: 22.9 mm
Weight:
55 g
Standards:
Water and dust proof IP65 standard compliance
CE and FCC standard compliance
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Specifications
Software
MicroLab Software Features
Runs on WINDOWS 98/2000/ME/XP and Vista
Fast data download
Graphic visualization of the logger data
Data displayed in graphs and tables
Data export to EXCEL
Graphic analysis tools such as Markers, Zoom
Logger Setup windows, for setting up the logger unit
ID, sample rate, sensors and alarm level
Sampling rate: Once every 10 seconds to 2 hours
Definition of additional external sensors
Logger sensor calibration
Display of logger Battery Level
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Specifications
Visual alarm levels on the graph and table
MicroLab System Requirements
Software
Windows 98 or later
Internet Explorer 4.0 or later)
Hardware
Pentium 300MHz or higher
32 MB RAM (64 MB recommended)
5MB available disk space for the
application
MicroLab
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Figures
Appendix: Figures
Figure 1: Connecting MicroLog ..............................................15
Figure 2: MicroLog battery life ................................................18
Figure 3: Replacing the battery ..............................................19
Figure 4: Connecting MicroLogPRO .......................................35
Figure 5: MicroLogPRO battery life ........................................41
Figure 6: Replacing the battery ..............................................43
Figure 7: Humidity calibration .................................................92
Figure 8: Defining a new sensor .............................................97
Figure 9: IR Print Settings dialog box .....................................98
Figure 10: Communication Setup dialog box ........................100
Figure 11: Functions Parameters .........................................102
Figure 12: Histogram settings ...............................................104
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Figures
Index
A
B
alarm · 70, 85
settings · 85
annotations · 71
autoscale · 63
battery · 19, 42, 80
button · 107
C
calibration · 91
Celsius · 82
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Index
comment · 79
communication · 99
communication cable ·
14, 34
connections · 14, 34
coordinates · 62
copy · 75
current · 115
cursor · 62
custom sensor · 95
cyclic run · 13, 32, 83
D
daily download · 84
data · 6, 24
data logger · 1
data map · 60
delete · See remove
display · 6, 24, 58
download · 52
E
export · 73
130
Figures
external · 81
external sensors · 16, 36,
112
F
Fahrenheit · 82
format · 69
G
H
humidity · 81
I
icon · 60
ID · 80
install · 46, 47
interval · 82
graph · 58
131
Index
M
open · 55
map · 60
maximum values · 7, 24
MicroLab · 45
MicroLog · 117, 121
MicroLogPRO · 21
minimum values · 7, 24
modes · 12, 32
P
O
offline · 101
132
pan · 68
pH · 116
print · 56
R
recording · 6, 13, 23, 32,
83, 88
remove · 62
Figures
run · 13, 32, 88
S
save · 53
sensor
external · 112
serial · 14, 34
setup · 78
sleeping mode · 16, 39
specifications · 117
standalone · 22
stand-alone · 5
start · 13, 32, 83, 88
status · 10, 28
stop · 12, 32, 89
stretch/compress · 67
system requirements · 46
T
table · 59
temperature · 81, 112
timer run · 13, 32, 83
toolbar · 107
133
Index
U
voltage · 114
uninstall · 47
unit · 70, 82, 96
Z
V
value · 62
viewing · 58
134
zoom · 63
default · 65
manual scaling · 64
stretch/compress axis ·
67
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