RKI Instruments SC-8000 User manual

RKI Instruments SC-8000 User manual
PT0E-1130
Portable Toxic Gas Monitor
SC-8000
Data Logger Management Program
SW-SC-8000
Operating Manual
Request for the Customers
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Read and understand this operating manual before using the management program.
Use the management program in accordance with the operating manual.
1 Preface
1-1. Purpose and features of this program
1
Preface
The operation procedures and precautions mentioned in this operating manual apply only for the specified
use of the program. We do not hold ourselves responsible for uses not described in this operating manual.
This operating manual will not explain the basic common operations of Microsoft Windows 2000, Windows
XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7, such as selecting commands or setting dialog boxes. First-time users
of Windows should read the Windows manual in advance to learn common operations of the operating
system.
WARNING
This product is distributed on a special type of CD called "CD-ROM".
Do not try to play this CD on a common audio CD player.
Ignoring this warning may cause loud noise, resulting in hearing impairment or speaker damage.
CAUTION
Necessity of pointing devices
This software requires pointing devices such as a mouse or touchpad.
Keyboard-only operation is not supported.
1-1. Purpose and features of this program
This program is used to download data collected by the data logger function featured in SC-8000 to a PC to
use the data effectively.
There are the following advantages in downloading data collected by the data logger function:
• Gathered data can be viewed in a list.
• Gathered data can be viewed in graph and chart formats.
• Graph and chart data can be printed and stored on paper.
• Past data can be stored.
• Manual copying of data is no longer necessary.
• Able to know quickly which unit needs calibration, and perform calibration automatically.
• Able to manage more than one unit easily.
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1 Preface
1-1. Purpose and features of this program
Notice
• Copying or duplicating the content of this manual without our knowledge, in whole or in part, is prohibited
unless otherwise specified in law.
• Due to the improvement of the product, the content of this operating manual might be amended without
prior notice.
• It is necessary to agree with the Software License Agreement, separately provided, before using this
product. Please consent that we assume you have agreed to this agreement when the package is
opened.
• Utilization of the software other than for intended purposes is prohibited. If the operating manual is
ignored when using the software, or the software is altered in any way, the safety and quality of the
product might not be maintained. We will not be liable for any accidents caused by these conditions.
(c) Copyright 2010 Riken Keiki Co.,Ltd. All rights reserved.
The copyright of this software is owned by RIKEN KEIKI.
Microsoft, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7 are registered trademarks of
Microsoft Corporation in the United States and other countries.
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Contents
<Contents>
1
1-1.
Preface ..................................................................................................................................... 1
Purpose and features of this program ...................................................................................... 1
2
2-1.
2-2.
2-3.
2-4.
Installation and Uninstallation ................................................................................................... 4
Precautions on operating environment ..................................................................................... 4
Software installation.................................................................................................................. 4
Installation procedure ............................................................................................................... 5
Uninstallation ............................................................................................................................ 9
3
3-1.
How to Operate ........................................................................................................................ 11
Download screen ...................................................................................................................... 11
Download data from SC-8000 .................................................................................................. 13
Download instrument information ............................................................................................. 14
Download various data ............................................................................................................. 15
Complete download .................................................................................................................. 16
Clear data in the SC-8000 main unit ........................................................................................ 17
Turn off the power of the SC-8000 main unit ............................................................................ 17
Switch to automatic mode ........................................................................................................ 18
Instrument Information screen .................................................................................................. 19
Data source type ...................................................................................................................... 20
Status information ..................................................................................................................... 20
Calibration history information .................................................................................................. 21
Alarm setpoint information ........................................................................................................ 21
Data screen .............................................................................................................................. 22
Delete data ............................................................................................................................... 23
View details of data................................................................................................................... 23
Summary pane ......................................................................................................................... 24
Data View screen...................................................................................................................... 27
Switch between table and graph views .................................................................................... 28
Output to a printer..................................................................................................................... 30
Save to a file ............................................................................................................................. 33
To view data summary simultaneously ..................................................................................... 34
Table details .............................................................................................................................. 35
Graph details ............................................................................................................................ 36
Last Calibration screen ............................................................................................................. 37
Change displayed contents ...................................................................................................... 38
Output to a printer..................................................................................................................... 39
Delete data ............................................................................................................................... 40
Change password ..................................................................................................................... 41
Set screen ................................................................................................................................ 42
Change font and graph colors .................................................................................................. 43
Change status of the main unit ................................................................................................. 44
Send updates to the SC-8000 main unit................................................................................... 45
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3-2.
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3-3.
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3-4.
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3-5.
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3-6.
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4-1.
4-2.
Data Maintenance .................................................................................................................... 46
Details of data storage structure ............................................................................................... 46
Backup ...................................................................................................................................... 46
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Operating Precautions .............................................................................................................. 47
6
Troubleshooting ........................................................................................................................ 48
7
7-1.
7-2.
IrDA Specifications.................................................................................................................... 49
About infrared communication .................................................................................................. 49
Display of communication ready status .................................................................................... 49
7-2-1. Task bar icon when the operating system recognized SC-8000 .............................................. 49
7-2-2. Task bar icon when communication between the data logger program and the
SC-8000 main unit is in progress ............................................................................................. 50
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8-1.
8-2.
File Structure ............................................................................................................................ 51
Current directory immediately after installation ........................................................................ 51
Current directory during operation ............................................................................................ 51
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Software Specifications ............................................................................................................ 52
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2 Installation and Uninstallation
2-1. Precautions on operating environment
2
Installation and
Uninstallation
2-1. Precautions on operating environment
This program can be used on Microsoft operating systems Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista
and Windows 7. Please note that it cannot be used on other operating systems.
This program requires a maximum of 40 MB hard disk when it is installed. Moreover, on operation of the
system, it requires hard disk capacity depending on the amount of data. Please use the program with
sufficient disk capacity.
CAUTION
Precautions on handling the CD-ROM
1. CD-ROM storage
Do not store the CD-ROM in a place exposed to direct sunlight or a place with high temperature
and humidity.
2. CD-ROM drive to use
Avoid using a slot-loading CD-ROM drive.
The label attached on the CD-ROM might prevent CD-ROM from ejecting properly.
Use a tray-type CD-ROM drive.
2-2. Software installation
Insert a disk which stores data of the program to a CD-ROM drive of a Windows-based PC. After a while, an
installation screen will automatically start.
When the PC does not support the auto-start function of the CD-ROM, operate as follows:
1.
2.
From Explorer, open the CD-ROM drive.
Double-click the "setup.exe" file.
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2 Installation and Uninstallation
2-3. Installation procedure
2-3. Installation procedure
After inserting the CD-ROM and starting setup.exe, the following screen is displayed.
● Start the setup
program
Click the Next button.
● Accept the
license
agreement
The following screen is displayed.
Click the Next button to continue the installation, or the Cancel button to abort the
installation.
Caution: Fully understand the license agreement before continuing with the
installation of the software.
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● Customer
information
2-3. Installation procedure
Click the Next button to display the following screen.
Click the Next button.
● Destination
folder
Click the Next button.
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2-3. Installation procedure
● Start setup
Click the Install button to start installation.
● Complete
When the setup process is completed, the following screen is displayed.
The program can be used immediately after setup.
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2-3. Installation procedure
CAUTION
Save past data for reinstallation
Please note the followings when reinstalling the software:
1. Uninstall the software before reinstallation.
2. If the software is uninstalled after some operation, some files will remain on the PC. Of these
files, SC8000.mdb is a database file. If past data needs to be saved, copy this file to a different
location, and then delete the folder.
CAUTION
Precautions when installing on Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7
This software requires a library, which consists of files such as various drivers, installed on the
Windows system. The files are installed automatically during the installation of the software.
When using Windows 2000, XP, Vista or 7, installation of the system library requires administrator
privileges.
In this case, follow the instructions to log in as an administrator, and then install the system library.
After installation, a dialog prompts to restart the system. Restart, log on again as a general user,
and install the application.
(Both the library and the application are installed by clicking setup.exe in the CD-ROM. Installation
with an administrator privilege is required only when the required library is not installed in the
system folder.)
When using the software under a network-connected environment
When installed on a network-connected PC running Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7, check the following
points.
IrDA communication utilizes a subset of TCP/IP technology (the communication technology used for
the Internet, etc.) and uses a special set of communication groups and IP addresses.
Because of this, some strong Internet security software might reject communication.
If possible, use a computer that is not connected to the network.
When using a computer connected to the network, use with sufficient considerations on security
settings.
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2 Installation and Uninstallation
2-4. Uninstallation
2-4. Uninstallation
● Startup
To uninstall the software, from the Start menu of the Windows bar, click Settings and
then start Control Panel.
Control Panel (example)
Start this.
From the Control Panel, double-click Add or Remove Programs or Uninstall a
Program to start.
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● Select SC-8000
2-4. Uninstallation
When Add or Remove Programs or Uninstall a Program is double-clicked, the
following screen is displayed.
Uninstallation Screen (example)
Start uninstallation
with this button.
● Start deletion
Select SC-8000 and click the Remove button.
Click Yes to start the uninstallation.
CAUTION: A message, "Do you want to remove the shared file?" might be
displayed during uninstallation. Select No to All. Selecting Yes to All might
affect other applications.
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3-1. Download screen
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How to Operate
Double-click the SC-8000 desktop shortcut, or click the Start Menu, select Programs and click the SC-8000
program icon.
3-1. Download screen
After the splash screen, the download screen is displayed.
Current
screen name
(1) Download data from
SC-8000
(7) Change the
setting
Information area
The communication
status is displayed.
(2) Download
instrument
information
(2) Download instrument
information
(3) Download various data
(4) Download all data at once
(5) Clear data in the SC-8000
main unit
(6) Turn off the power of the
SC-8000 main unit
Change screen/Exit button
To perform data communication, place the SC-8000 main unit to an appropriate position, and with the
program activated, turn on the power of the main unit. The program automatically judges whether or not
communication is possible. If possible, the PC will be ready to receive the data.
* When communicating, place the SC-8000 main unit and the IrDA port of the PC face-to-face at a distance
under 10 cm.
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3-1. Download screen
CAUTION:
Communication is not performed when the SC-8000 main unit is performing a measurement. To
perform communication when measurement is in progress, turn off the SC-8000 main unit, and then
turn on the SC-8000 main unit with the program activated.
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3-1. Download screen
Download data from SC-8000
● Prepare the main
1. Start the software.
unit
2. With the SC-8000 main unit powered off, move it to a position capable of
communication.
3. Turn on the SC-8000 main unit.
CAUTION:
Make sure to turn on the power of SC-8000 after placing it to a position capable
of communication.
Communication will not be established when it is placed at a position capable of
communication with the power turned on.
The message will be displayed as shown on the right on the
LCD screen of the SC-8000 main unit. →
(Due to the display resolution of SC-8000, the message will
be somewhat difficult to read.)
PC
■TRANSMIT
The following message is displayed in the Information Area.
This shows that the
communication with
SC-8000 is established.
The Complete Download, Instrument
Information, and Power Off buttons
are enabled.
CAUTION:
If the content of the Information Area is different from above, turn off the power
of the SC-8000 main unit, check the position of the unit, and then turn on the
power again.
When communication is established, the Status area changes as follows.
Serial Port:
Communication available:
Communication not available:
Connect:
Communication ready:
Communication in progress:
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Green (PC port ready)
Red
Gray
Green
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3-1. Download screen
Download instrument information
● Download
instrument
information
First, click the Instrument Information button to download instrument information data.
An animation is displayed during download.
When the Instrument Information data is downloaded, the content of the Instrument
Information area is updated and the Download Logger Data and Clear Logger Data
buttons are enabled.
The content is
updated to show
the status of the
SC-8000 main unit.
The Download Logger Data and
Clear Logger Data buttons are
enabled.
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3-1. Download screen
Download various data
● Trend data
● Event data
After the instrument information data is downloaded using the Instrument Information
button, the Download Logger Data button is enabled.
Click the Download Logger Data button.
Click
The download status is displayed in the information area.
CAUTION:
During download of each data, other data accesses are prohibited. Therefore,
other download buttons and the Set button are disabled.
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3-1. Download screen
Complete download
● Complete
download
The Complete Download button downloads Instrument Information, Interval Trend,
Alarm Trend, Alarm Events, Trouble Events, and Power Events data at once.
Click the Complete Download button.
Click
The download status is displayed in the information area.
CAUTION:
During download of each data, other data accesses are prohibited. Therefore,
other download buttons and the Set button are disabled.
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3-1. Download screen
Clear data in the SC-8000 main unit
● Clear data
Use the Clear Logger Data button to delete various data stored inside SC-8000.
Click the Clear Logger Data button.
Click Yes to start clearing the data.
(6)
Turn off the power of the SC-8000 main unit
● Power OFF
Use the Power Off button to turn off the power of the SC-8000 main unit and initialize
the serial port of the PC.
1. Click the Power Off button.
Click the Yes button to start the power off process of the SC-8000 main unit. After the
serial port of the PC is initialized, it will be reset to the data download ready status.
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3-1. Download screen
Switch to automatic mode
● Automatic
Download
1. Mark the Automatic Download checkbox. (If not marked yet.)
Click
Click Yes to switch to Automatic Download.
Click No to cancel mode change.
● Automatic Data
Removal
In this mode, after the SC-8000 main unit is powered on, the PC automatically
downloads complete data and then turns off the power of the SC-8000 main unit.
During automatic download, manual download is not available.
When Automatic Download is used, downloaded data can be automatically removed
after download.
1. Mark the Automatic Data Removal checkbox.
Click
Click Yes to automatically remove data stored in SC-8000 after downloading
complete data.
* This setting is useful for shortening download time when repeating download and
data removal processes.
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3-2. Instrument Information screen
3-2. Instrument Information screen
Click the Instrument Information button at the right side of the screen to switch to the following screen. This
screen lists instrument information data for the currently connected SC-8000 main unit.
(1) Data source type
(2) Status
information
(3) Calibration history
information
Click this button
(4) Alarm setpoint
information
CAUTION: This screen is read-only. Modification of data is not supported. -> See "3-6. Set screen".
When the Instrument Information data is not downloaded, no data is displayed.
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(1)
Data source type
● Data source
information
(2)
3-2. Instrument Information screen
When the information of the multi-gas monitor main unit is displayed, the text
Connected is displayed.
Status information
● Information
details
Serial No, Station ID, and User ID stored inside the main unit are displayed.
CAUTION: This column is read-only. Modification of the data is not supported.
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3-2. Instrument Information screen
Calibration history information
● Calibration
history details
Details:
Gas:
Calib.Date:
Before:
After:
A.Cal.:
Cal.Due (Days):
(4)
Measured gas name (unit)
Date of last calibration
Concentration before last calibration
Concentration after last calibration/calibration failure
Calibration gas concentration
Guaranteed operating time without another calibration (when the
remaining time reaches 1 month, this item is displayed in red to
indicate a warning).
Alarm setpoint information
● Details
Details:
Gas:
Warning:
Alarm:
STEL:
TWA:
Measured gas name
Concentration at first alarm setpoint
Concentration at second alarm setpoint
Concentration at STEL alarm setpoint
Concentration at TWA alarm setpoint
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3-3. Data screen
3-3. Data screen
Click the Data button at the right side of the screen to switch to the following screen and view the list of
downloaded data.
Click this button
(1) Delete data
The data inside the folder is
listed.
(1) Delete data
(2) View details of data
(3) Summary
pane
(2) View details of data
The operation of this screen is similar to the Windows Explorer. However, the following operations are not
supported.
1. Rename data.
2. Move the data to another location.
Folders are displayed in an Explorer-like manner, with serial numbers, station IDs, and User IDs displayed
hierarchically in this order.
Folders and data names are formed under the following rules.
Folder name: 12/09 = Data of December 2009.
File name:
iv15152831_12345678901234567890 = Interval trend, 15th day, 15:28:31 (Start date and
time of logging)
al18144738_12345678901234567890 = Alarm trend, 18th day, 14:47:38 (Date and time of
alarm occurrence)
The limit of data items to be stored in each folder depends on the memory limit of the PC. However, to
maintain response speed, back up data files at least once a year. See "4. Data Maintenance".
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3-3. Data screen
Delete data
● Delete
1. Click to select the data or folder to delete.
2. Right-click there (without moving the mouse).
Delete
Click
The Delete menu is displayed. Click Delete.
● Input password
1. The Password dialog is prompted. Enter the password and press the Continue
button.
CAUTION: When Continue is pressed without entering the password, the delete
operation is canceled.
2. When Continue is pressed with an appropriate password, the following message is
displayed.
Click the Yes button to delete the data.
Click the No button to cancel deletion of data.
(2)
View details of data
● View data
1. Click the data to be viewed in detail. Check that the summary of the data is
displayed in the summary pane, and click the View Data button.
or
2. Double-click the data to be viewed in detail.
For details on how to use the data details screen, see -> "3-4. Data View screen".
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3-3. Data screen
Summary pane
● Details
When the selected data is a normal data, the summary of the data is displayed.
Interval trend
Name:
Sampling Date/Time:
Serial No./Station ID/User ID:
Data Count:
Interval Time (sec):
Gas(FullScale):
Avg:
Max:
Max Date/Time:
Min:
Min Date/Time:
Warning:
Alarm:
STEL:
TWA:
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Name of data
Start and end of sampling date/time
Status of the SC-8000 main unit
Number of sampled data
Sampling interval (sec)
Gas (full scale)
Average value of gas
Maximum value of gas data
Date/time when the maximum value is logged
Minimum value of gas data
Date/time when the minimum value is logged
First alarm setpoint
Second alarm setpoint
STEL alarm setpoint
TWA alarm setpoint
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3-3. Data screen
Alarm trend
Name:
Alarm Date/Time:
Serial No./Station ID/User ID:
Data Count:
Interval Time (sec):
Gas(FullScale):
Value:
Warning:
Alarm:
STEL:
TWA:
Name of data
Date/time when the alarm occurred
Status of the SC-8000 main unit
Number of sampled data
Sampling interval
Gas (full scale)
Concentration when the alarm is occurred
First alarm setpoint
Second alarm setpoint
STEL alarm setpoint
TWA alarm setpoint
Calibration history
DateTime:
Gas:
Before:
After:
Date and time when the event occurred
Gas
Concentration before calibration
Concentration after calibration
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Alarm events
DateTime:
Gas:
Event:
Date and time when the event occurred
Naturally occurring or produced gas
Event type
Trouble events
DateTime:
Gas/Body:
Event:
Date and time when the event occurred
Naturally occurring or produced gas, or the SC-8000
main unit (Body)
Event type
Bump test
DateTime:
Gas:
Test Result:
Concentration:
Judge:
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Test result concentration
Test gas concentration
Test judgment
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3-4. Data View screen
3-4. Data View screen
This screen displays the details of each data in a table or a graph.
(1) Switch between
table and graph
views
(2) Output to a printer
(3) Save to a file
(4) To view data summary
simultaneously
Event Only: Displays event data only.
Condensed: Displays data which shows some change in sample data.
CAUTION: Graph is not available when the number of samples is five or less.
In the table for the Alarm Trend data, the data where the alarm occurred is painted in red.
Among the event data, when the mouse cursor is pointed to WARNING, ALARM, or OVER, the cursor
changes to the following.
When in this state, clicking the cell triggers a search for the corresponding trend data. If it exists, it can be
displayed in a separate screen.
In case of WARNING, ALARM, OVER
The separate screen displayed in case
of WARNING, ALARM, OVER.
Click the Return button to turn off the
screen.
* In the table for the Alarm Trend data, the data where the alarm occurred is painted in red.
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3-4. Data View screen
Switch between table and graph views
● Switch to graph
view
1. From the Table and Graph radio buttons at the top left of the screen, select Graph.
Check graph
Use checkboxes and a combo box at the bottom of the screen to perform various
operations on the view.
Checkboxes at the bottom of
the screen (gas name):
Select these boxes to toggle on/off each gas data.
Zoom combo box:
Use this box to select the magnification ratio of the
horizontal axis, according to the number of samples.
Event checkbox:
Select this box to display event information markers,
such as alarms.
Cursor checkbox:
Select this box to display a cursor on the graph.
CAUTION:
The maximum value of the graph's vertical axis is automatically adjusted based
on the following definitional equations.
In the case that “x” is the maximum value of data without an event, when the full
scale is above 10, Y max = { int (x / 10) + 1 } * 10; when the full scale is below 10,
Y max = {int (x) + 1}, where “int” means to round off the decimal part.
CAUTION:
A graph is not displayed unless there are five or more normal concentration
data.
Data that contains only events cannot be drawn as a graph, because no
concentration data is included.
Among the event data, when the mouse cursor is pointed to WARNING, ALARM, or
OVER, the cursor changes to the following. When in this state, clicking the graph
triggers a search for the corresponding alarm trend data. If it exists, it can be
displayed in a separate screen.
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3-4. Data View screen
In case of WARNING, ALARM, OVER
The separate screen displayed in case of
WARNING, ALARM, OVER.
Click the Return button to turn off the
screen.
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3-4. Data View screen
Output to a printer
● Print
The content currently displayed on the Data View screen can be output to a printer.
1. Click the Print button on the screen.
Click Print
The Printer List screen is displayed. Select the printer to use and click the OK button.
Click the OK button to start the printout.
Click the Cancel button to cancel the printout and return to the previous screen.
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3-4. Data View screen
Printout example (graph printout)
Printout example (table printout)
Printout example (calibration history)
Printout example (alarm events)
Printout example (bump test)
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3-4. Data View screen
Printout example (trouble events)
Printout example (snapshot)
CAUTION
Notes on printer settings
(1) Detailed printer settings depend on the printer used. Please see the operation manual of the
printer.
(2) This program does not support Print Area setting. Therefore, usage such as printing only part of
the selected data is not possible.
(3) Copies can be changed only when the setting is available from the printer.
When the setting is changed in this way, the change affects other applications subsequently
used. (For example, when Copies is changed to 2, a printout operation from another application
might also result in two copies.)
If Print Setting is changed in this program, when a printout is required from another application,
check Print Setting of that application before printing.
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3-4. Data View screen
Save to a file
● Save
1. Click the Save button on the screen.
Specify the location and the file name, and click the Save button to store the data.
Click the Cancel button to cancel the save operation.
CAUTION:
When a table is displayed, the content of the table is saved in the Excel CSV
format.
When a graph is displayed, the bitmap of the graph is saved.
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3-4. Data View screen
To view data summary simultaneously
● Summary view
1. Click the Summary button on the screen.
Click
The summary is
displayed.
When the Summary button is clicked, the summary view is cleared.
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3-4. Data View screen
Table details
● Event color
The cells that display gas concentration are painted according to the event occurred at
that time.
The cells are identified by
background color.
Fail:
Warning:
Alarm:
STEL:
TWA:
Normal:
Over:
Gray
Orange
Red
Pink
Light purple
Deep green
Light red
Fault
First alarm
Second alarm
STEL alarm
TWA alarm
Recover from above states
Over full scale
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3-4. Data View screen
Graph details
● Cursor
1. Click the Cursor checkbox to display a cursor on the graph.
Time
Gas concentration
Cursor
Check
Use the left and right keys to move the cursor left and right, and the up and down keys
to move the time and concentration views up and down.
The Shift key can be used together to speed up the cursor.
CAUTION:
Cursor operation is not available when a window irrelevant to the program is
opened and the focus is moved outside the graph area.
The cursor itself is displayed as a dashed line. To restore focus, click inside the
graph area.
When there is no focus, the cursor
is displayed as a dashed line.
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3-5. Last Calibration screen
3-5. Last Calibration screen
The expiration dates of the data downloaded in the past can be checked.
(2) Output to a
printer
(1) Change displayed
contents
(3) Delete data
(4) Change
password
Click this button
CAUTION: This table is read-only. Modification of the table is not supported.
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(1)
3-5. Last Calibration screen
Change displayed contents
● Expired data
1. Click the Need Calibration radio button.
Click
Among the SC-8000 main units connected in the past (in other words, the main units
from which Instrument Information data is downloaded), this table extracts and
displays the records which have an expired calibration date.
1. Click the Calibration Date radio button.
● List view
Data for the SC-8000 main units connected in the past is listed. (Of the data with the
same serial number, user ID, and Station ID, the newest data is displayed.)
1. Click the Calibration Record radio button.
● Display details
Data for SC-8000 main units connected in the past is listed in the same format as the
Instrument Information screen.
For details on the items, see "3-2. Instrument Information screen", "(3)
Calibration history information".
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(2)
3-5. Last Calibration screen
Output to a printer
● Print
The last calibration date of each unit can be printed out using Need Calibration or
Calibration Date.
The Printer List screen is displayed. Select the printer to use and click the OK button.
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(3)
3-5. Last Calibration screen
Delete data
● Delete
1. Move the mouse to the data that needs to be deleted, and right-click the data.
Delete
Click
CAUTION: Deletion of data is available only in Need Calibration and Calibration
Date views.
It is not available in the Calibration Record view.
1. When the Delete button is clicked, the Password dialog is prompted. Enter the
password and press the Continue button.
● Input password
CAUTION: When Continue is pressed without entering the password, the delete
operation is canceled.
2. When Continue is pressed with an appropriate password, the following message is
displayed.
Click the Yes button to delete the data.
Click the No button to cancel deletion of data.
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(4)
3-5. Last Calibration screen
Change password
● Input password
1. Display the Password dialog in the same way as deleting the data, and click
Change Password.
2. Enter an appropriate password and click the Current password button. The
following message is displayed.
3. Enter the new password and click the New Password button.
4. The Password dialog is prompted again. Enter the same new password and click
New Password.
Click OK to update the password.
CAUTION: The password immediately after installation is "Riken".
(Case-sensitive)
CAUTION: Clicking the Continue button during a password change process can
execute the data delete command. When the Continue button is clicked with an
old password, data will be deleted even in the process of password change.
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3-6. Set screen
3-6. Set screen
In this screen, display settings of the screen and the detailed settings of the unit can be specified.
(1) Set font and graph
colors
(2) Change status of
the main unit
(2) Set time
(2) Edit station list
(3) Send updates to the
SC-8000 main unit
Click this button
CAUTION: The data specified and/or changed must be sent to the SC-8000 main unit using the
Update button.
CAUTION: The font setting is applied on the next startup.
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(1)
3-6. Set screen
Change font and graph colors
● Change the font
1. Click the area that displays the font.
Click
The font setting dialog is displayed. Specify an appropriate font.
CAUTION:
When an extremely large font is used, the screen might be hard to view.
This change will be effective on the next startup.
● Change the
graph color
The display colors mapped for the gases in the graph can be changed.
1. Click the area that displays each gas.
Click
The color selection dialog is displayed. Specify an appropriate color.
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(2)
3-6. Set screen
Change status of the main unit
● Edit station list
1. Edit the station ID list.
Click Detail Settings.
Click
The edit dialog is displayed. The station list contains stations up to Number 256.
Up to 16 characters of alphabets, numbers, spaces, hyphens, and asterisks can be
entered.
* In the SC-8000 main unit, only the first eight characters are displayed. We
recommend to use up to eight characters of only upper-case alphabets and/or
numbers.
Export csv file:
The data is exported to a file. A text file is created using the "Number,data" format.
Import csv file:
Data is loaded from a text file that follows the "Number,data" format. If the data
contains unsupported letters, or the data is too long, the background color of the
corresponding cells is changed to red.
* If any cells have red background, OK cannot be selected.
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● Change
3-6. Set screen
2. In the status area, change the desired data.
The contents of Serial No. (20 Characters) and User ID (16 Characters) can be
changed.
Interval Trend Time (Sec) and Station ID (16 Characters) can be selected and
changed from the list.
The Date/Time Set button can be used to adjust the internal clock of the SC-8000
main unit (SC-8000 Date/Time) to the internal clock of the PC (PC Date/Time).
CAUTION: The date/time areas cannot be entered directly.
CAUTION: The settings of the SC-8000 main unit are not modified except
Date/Time Set by this change. Make sure to click Update to send the change
request process to the main unit.
(3)
Send updates to the SC-8000 main unit
● Send updates
1. Modify the places to change and click the Update button.
When the Yes button is clicked, the changes are sent to the SC-8000 main unit and
stored there.
When the No button is clicked, update is canceled.
CAUTION: The changes cannot be undone. Before clicking Update, it is
possible to revert to the data stored in the main unit by clicking the Instrument
Information button on the Download screen to download the instrument
information data.
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4 Data Maintenance
4-1. Details of data storage structure
4
Data Maintenance
Depending on usage (such as loading data many times in a single day), the number of data might increase
drastically. In such a case, it might be difficult just to find the desired data. In addition, there is a possibility of
losing valuable data caused by an unexpected trouble of the PC.
To prepare for such unexpected events, a periodical backup of the data is recommended.
4-1. Details of data storage structure
Data is stored in the installation folder of the SC-8000 program.
1) File name: SC8000.mdb
File type:
Microsoft Jet 3.6 database file
2) File name: Data
File type:
Folder. Trend data files are organized under year/month folders
4-2. Backup
Although it depends on usage, we recommend the data to be copied to another hard disk device or an
auxiliary storage device (such as an MO drive or CD-R drive).
To restore data, copy it to the installation folder of the SC-8000 executable. The program searches for data
on startup and the data will be available to view.
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5 Operating Precautions
5
Operating Precautions
When using the program, take sufficient considerations on the following points:
(1) When downloading data, check that SC-8000 is placed at an appropriate position. If the position is not
appropriate, download cannot be performed properly.
(2) When downloading, avoid similar operations using another application. (For example, performing IR
communication during data download.)
(3) Do not kill the program. (For example, by using Ctrl + Alt + Del.) This program saves setting parameters
on the shutdown process to prepare for the next startup. Therefore, if the program is killed, the next
startup might fail.
(4) Do not modify a data file directly.
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6 Troubleshooting
6
Troubleshooting
Symptoms
Causes
Solutions
Communication is not
possible.
The position of the main unit is
inappropriate. An obstacle is in
the way.
There is another device that
uses IR.
Change the position of the main unit.
Error occurs during
communication.
Something is wrong in the
communication data.
There is a scattered light
outside.
The SC-8000 unit moved during
communication.
There is a scattered light
outside.
Turn off the other devices, or prevent its
interference.
Eliminate the device that uses IR.
Do not move the unit during communication.
Eliminate the device that uses IR.
If an error still persists despite the above actions, please contact RIKEN KEIKI.
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7 IrDA Specifications
7-1. About infrared communication
7
IrDA Specifications
7-1. About infrared communication
Communication with the main unit is performed via infrared communication (IrDA protocol).
Check that the computer to be used is capable of infrared communication.
Also, place the units so the infrared communication port of the main unit and the communication port of the
PC directly face each other, and prevent interference of other lights.
CAUTION:
This program can establish communication with the SC-8000 main unit only in an environment with
IrDA enabled. Check that the PC has a built-in IrDA device, and that it is enabled.
If the computer does not have a built-in IrDA device (this applies to most desktop PC and some
notebook PC), use a separately sold IrDA-USB converter.
7-2. Display of communication ready status
At the start of communication, the operating system recognizes existence of an infrared device and displays
an icon on the task bar.
By that icon, the communication status can be understood to some extent.
CAUTION: The displayed content might differ depending on the operating system and IrDA driver
settings.
7-2-1. Task bar icon when the operating system recognized
SC-8000
SC-8000
IrDA symbol
The IrDA symbol is displayed, and when the cursor is pointed over the symbol, the message "SC-8000 is in
range" is displayed.
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7-2. Display of communication ready status
7-2-2. Task bar icon when communication between the data
logger program and the SC-8000 main unit is in progress
SC-8000
IrDA symbol
The IrDA symbol changes to an animation icon that shows communication, and when the cursor is pointed
over the symbol, the message "Wireless link with SC-8000 at xxxx bps" is displayed.
* "xxxx" shows communication rate, which is normally 57600 bps. Depending on the environment, the rate
might drop to a value around 38400 bps.
CAUTION:
Due to overhead in internal process of the SC-8000 main unit and/or the data logger program, there
is little difference in overall communication time if the communication rate is 38400 bps or above.
This is because a relatively long time is required to create data within the SC-8000 main unit and to
analyze the downloaded data by the data logger program.
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8 File Structure
8-1. Current directory immediately after installation
8
File Structure
This chapter explains the details about file contents at installation and during operation.
8-1. Current directory immediately after installation
File name
Details
SC8000.exe
RkIrDA11.ocx
Filemove.avi
SC-8000 main unit
Infrared communication component
Animation file that shows that data download is in progress
8-2. Current directory during operation
File name
Details
SC8000.exe
RkIrDA11.ocx
Filemove.avi
SC-8000 main unit
Infrared communication component
Animation file that shows that data download is in progress
SC8000.ini
SC8000.dat
SC8000.mdb
Data
Serial.log
SC-8000 initialization file
File for data downloading
Database file (Microsoft Jet 3.6 database)
Save directory for trend data files
Recording of data that flowed through communication port since startup of the
program (for investigation and maintenance)
CAUTION: Files and directories below the double line are created after startup of the program.
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9 Software Specifications
9
Software Specifications
Name of product
(name of program)
Model
SC-8000 Data Logger Management Program
Executable file
name
Supported OS
SC8000.EXE
Program capacity
SW-SC-8000
Microsoft
Windows 2000
Windows XP
Windows Vista
Windows 7
Internet Explorer 5.01 or higher required
Main program: Approx. 3 MB/Library: Approx. 5.2 MB
(Uses up to 40 MB of disk space on installation)
Communication of
the main unit
Infrared (conforming to IrDA 1.1 protocol)
Standard communication settings
Baud rate: 57600 bps (maximum)
Data bit: 8 bits
Stop bit:
1 bit
Parity:
Even parity
Transfer time
Maximum 3 minutes (standard communication setting, with maximum amount of data)
Medium
One CD-ROM
Package contents
Operating Manual (this document)
Product warranty and registration card
License agreement
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