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Operating Manual - Fisher UK Extranet
Operating Manual
Watch & Control 2000
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WATCH & CONTROL 2000
License agreement
§1 Subject of the license agreement
The subject of this license agreement is the computer program that is recorded on a volume, and the operating
instructions pertaining thereto. JULABO hereby emphasize that, at the current state of the art, it is not possible to
produce computer software which will function without error in all applications and combinations. This license
agreement therefore relates to software that will perform substantially in accordance with the program description
and operation instructions.
§2 Right of use
JULABO Labortechnik hereby grants the licensee the personal right to use the present copy of the Watch &
Control program. This right shall be restricted to use in accordance with the possibilities afforded by a book, that
is to say the program is not permitted to be used simultaneously at different locations and/or different persons.
The contents of the diskettes are only allowed to be copied for backup purposes. No part of the operating
instructions may be reproduced. In the event of any contravention hereof, the amount in dispute shall be deemend
to be at least DM 50.000.- (Fifty-thousand).
§3 Particular restrictions
Without prior written permission from JULABO the licensee is forbidden to transfer, or otherwise furnish, the said
software or operating instructions to any third party. The licensee is also forbidden to modify, translate, reverse
engineer, decompile or disassemple the software, or to produce works derived from the written material pertaining
thereto, or to have such actions carried out. The donation, rental, leasing and sale of the software are expressly
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of delivery under normal operating conditions. Owing to the reasons set forth in §1 hereof, JULABO shall not be
liable for the software being free of errors. In particular, JULABO does not warrent that the software will meet the
purchaser`s specific requirements and purposes, or that it will interact with other programs selected by the
purchaser. The purchaser shall bear responsibility for the proper selection and consequences of the use of the
software, as well as for any and all results intended or achieved therewith. The same shall apply to the written
material accompanying the software. Liability on the part of JULABO for gross negligence shall, in any case, be
limited to the amount of the purchase price.
• First thorougly read the license agreement before starting with installation of the software.
Should you not agree with the conditions, please return the complete software package promptly to your
supplier.
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Table of contents
1. Introduction ..................................................................................................................4
2. Installation....................................................................................................................4
2.1. Installation of Watch & Control......................................................................... 4
3. Operation .....................................................................................................................5
3.1. Configuration...................................................................................................... 5
3.1.1.
Addition of a new device to the menu list........................................................5
3.1.2.
Deletion of a configured device from the menu list.........................................7
3.2. Profistart............................................................................................................. 8
3.3. Watch & Control main menu ............................................................................. 9
3.3.1.
Device management screen of main menu......................................................9
3.3.2.
Graph Overview .........................................................................................10
4. Laboratory devices .....................................................................................................15
4.1. Julabo ............................................................................................................... 15
4.1.1.
Graph.........................................................................................................15
4.1.2.
Graph Online/Offline...................................................................................16
4.1.3.
Graph legend ..............................................................................................16
4.1.4.
Graph submenu...........................................................................................17
4.1.5.
Setting the nominal value .............................................................................19
4.1.6.
Temperature displays ..................................................................................19
4.1.7.
Heating power display.................................................................................19
4.1.8.
Start/Stop ...................................................................................................19
4.1.9.
Program.....................................................................................................19
4.1.10.
Ramp functions...........................................................................................20
4.1.11.
Recording of data .......................................................................................25
4.1.12.
Printing ......................................................................................................26
4.1.13.
Closing the window.....................................................................................26
5. Error messages...........................................................................................................27
5.1. Serial interface connection............................................................................... 27
5.2. Profibus ............................................................................................................ 28
5.3. Device identification ........................................................................................ 28
5.4. Laboratory equipment error messages ........................................................... 28
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1.
Introduction
Watch & Control is a visual display and operating system for laboratory
applications.
Watch & Control is based on the LabVIEW program of National Instrument
and will support Windows 95 and Windows NT.
Connection of the laboratory equipment to the PC is established via the
PROIFIBUS connection or the serial interface ports COM1 or COM 2 of the
PC.
Watch & Control enables connection of up to 32 laboratory units via the
Profibus.
2.
Installation
Watch & Control can bei installed to run under Windows 95 or Windows NT.
Use of the PROFIBUS necessitates the hardware module DF PROFI
(available from COMSOFT) and installation of the associated software in
directory C:\DFXX.
2.1. Installation of Watch & Control
Installation of Watch & Control is easily and quickly performed with the
SETUP.EXE program. Proceed as follows:
1. Insert the CD with the installation program in the corresponding drive of
your PC.
2. Activate Windows 95 i.e. Windows NT and start the program SETUP.EXE
on the installation CD.
3. Follow the on-screen setup instructions of the installation program.
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Please note:
The installation procedure can be interrupted at any time and restarted when
desired. Select Zurück (backstep) to display the last dialog for rechecking and
correction of the entry, if required. To proceed to the next step of the
installation sequence select Weiter (continue).
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3.
Operation
3.1. Configuration
For operation of Watch & Control it is necessary to configure the devices to be
connected accordingly. The configuration menu is displayed following the start
of Watch & Control.Exe. The menu lists the configured equipment.
A maximum of 10 units from either one or various manufacturers can be
hooked up.
On selection of this option, the main menu of Watch &
Control is displayed. If Profibus devices are configured, profistart
will be initiated prior to display of the main menu.
Select this option to exit Watch & Control
3.1.1. Addition of a new device to the menu list
Select the menu option Add Device to add a new device
to the menu list.
Then follow these steps:
Click on
Back
Click on
Next
Click on
Cancel
to take an operating step back.
to take an operating step forward.
to return to the Configuration Menu.
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1. Select a Device – Click on the name of the manufacturer:
Then click on
Next
.
2. Select a Interface – Select the interface by clicking on it with the mouse
The options available are COM1, COM2 or the Profibus-Address.
Select a Slave-Address – Additional option with the Profibus-Interface
(Example: Address 15).
Then click on
Next
The interface parameters for COM1, COM2 should correspond with the
manufacturer’s specifications. These specifications are outlined in a chapter for
each individual manufacturer.
Please note that with the Profibus system, it is essential that the
DP-Address you input corresponds with the address you input for the lab
instrument.
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3. Select a Device Name - Type in unit name
Click on
OK
to add the new unit to the
list.
3.1.2.
Deletion of a configured device from the menu list
Select the device to be delected from the list with the
mouse cursor (highlight the device) and then select the menu option
Remove Device to delete
Check the appropriate unit on the list with
a Double Click (for example. LC6).
Click on
OK
to remove the unit from the list.
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3.2. Profistart
When Profibus devices are configured, profistart is initiated prior to display of
the main menu.
The profistart sequence includes the following steps:
• loading of PROFIBUS operating system into DFPROFI,
• loading of PROFIBUS DP protocol
• loading of PROFIBUS firmware
• configuration of DP end devices
select to display the main menu of Watch & Control
select for restart of Profistart
select to exit program
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3.3. Watch & Control main menu
The Watch & Control main menu consists of two screens, of which only one
screen is displayed and active at a time.
Screen 1:
Device management (see 3.3.1)
Screen 2:
Graph Overview (see 3.3.2)
Selection of the alternative screen is performed by clicking the lowermost left
option (Device management or Graph overview)
lowermost menu option of screen 1 (Device management).
Press to select sreen 2 (Graph overview)
lowermost menu option of screen 2 (Graph overview).
Press to select screen 1 (Device management)
3.3.1. Device management screen of main menu
The device managment screen displayes a list of all configured devices.
The screen enables the opening of windows, starting and stopping of all active
devices and termination of the Watch & Control program.
3.3.1.1. Opening of device windows
This menu option serves opening of the individual device
windows. Prior to opening device windows, the relevant devices
must first be selected by double-clicking them in the list.
Each device thus selected is identified by a checkmark (4).
Each active device is identified by an x ( 7).
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3.3.1.2. Starting and stopping of devices
This menu option enables starting and stopping of all active
devices equipped with a start/stop function.
3.3.1.3. Termination of Watch & Control program
The menu option Exit is used to exit (terminate) the Watch &
Control program.
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Please note:
To exit the program, all active windows must first be closed!
3.3.2. Graph Overview
The Graph overview screen enables graphic presentation of the nominal and
actual values of different devices. The screen displays a graph with 6 Yscales. Each Y-scale may be assigned an active device along with a nominal
and an actual value. Furthermore, all active devices can be started and
stopped, data recorded and a printout of the actual diagram obtained.
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3.3.2.1. Graph
The graph screen is used for graphic presentation of data. To display the curve
diagram you match the valid range of the scales, otherwise you will be located
outside the diagram. Place the mouse cursor inside the scale of the curve
diagram and click. Enter the valid range and confirm the entry with Return or
by setting the cursor outside the scale and then clicking the mouse. The entered
value is saved on clicking.
When click-selecting the field X Autoscale , the X-values of the
graph are automatically scaled, that is, the range is continuously
and automatically adjusted (fixed) to the minimum and maximum
scale values.
Clears all data in the graph when clicked upon.
Placing the cursor in the field Plot Option and clicking offers a
legend enabling selection of colour, line type and dot type for each
Y-scale.
•
The option Common Plots enables configuration of one of the six most
frequently used plot styles including scatter plot, bar plot and fill-to zeroplot. The options of this submenu enable configuration of point, line and
digram fill attributes in a single step
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The options Point Style , Line Style and Line Width display styles by
which the different plots can be distinguished. The submenu „Line Width“
offers line widths above the 1 pixel standard as well as a hairline option.
The hairline option cannot be viewed on the screen but will appear as a
very fine line upon printout on a printer supporting the hairline option.
The option Bar Plots serves selection of vertical bars, horizontal bars or
no bars as desired.
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The option Fill Baseline determines the point up to which the base line is
filled. Zero fills from the plot to a base line generated by 0.
Infinity fills from the plot up to the positive edge of the graph, while Infinity fills from the plot to the negative edge of the graph. The lower part
of this menu provides for selection of a specific plot of the graph for filling
purposes
•
The option Interpolation determines how lines are drawn between data
points. The first option omits the line, making this option suitable for scatter
plots. The option at the lower left draws a straight line between points. The
two staircase options connect points at right angles, aking these options
suitable for histogram-type plots. The option at the upper right first draws
the Y-axis, while the option at the lower left first draws the X-axis
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The option Color displays the colors available for the plot
Place the cursor in this field and click to save the changes
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Please note:
The function Clear Graph does not influence data recording
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3.3.2.2. Assignment of a device to a Y-scale
Assignment of a device to a Y-scale is accomplished with two pulldown menus,
of which the upper serves selection of a device, while the lower is used for
selection of a nominal and an actual value.
First click-select the upper pulldown menu and select a
device.
After selection of a device, the lower menu will show a
corresponding list of nominal and actual values. Select a nominal
and actual value from the list.
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Please note:
The upper pulldown menu lists only active devices. Prior to an assignment, the
corresponding device window in the Device Management screen must first be
opened.
3.3.2.3. Starting and stopping of devices
The menu option Start Devices/Stop Devises enables starting and
stopping of all active devices equipped with a start/stop function.
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3.3.2.4. Data recording
The option Record enables the recording of data. The data
recorded is time-encoded and saved as ASCII format. Recording of the text
file will continue until the data record function is cancelled. On click-selection
of the field the following dialog window is displayed:
This serves preselection of the recording time (0...3600 s), that is, the time
interval at which data recording is to take place
confirm entry
Stop data recording
3.3.2.5. Printout
Use this function to print out the diagram
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Please note:
Printout will take place on the default printer configured to run under Windows.
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4.
Laboratory devices
4.1. Julabo
The operating and visual display screen shown below supports the Julabo
devices HighTech, TopTech, Circulators and devices of the Julabo MH-series:
4.1.1. Graph
The graph screen serves graphic presentation of data. To display the curve
diagram, match the valid range of the scales, otherwise you will be located
outside the diagram. Place the mouse cursor inside the scale of the curve
diagram and klick. Enter the valid range and confirm the entry with Return or
by setting the cursor outside the scale and then clicking the mouse. This saves
the entered value.
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4.1.2. Graph Online/Offline
Online-Modus . The graph is online, meaning it is continuously
updated with new data. Thus, you are always provided with the
actual data as well as with the previous data.
Offline-Modus . The graph is not working in the online mode,
enabling you to display a desired area by defining the value range
of the scale. It is thus possible to edit the displayed area with the
graph submenu quickly and easily. On switchover to the online
mode the time base is automatically synchronized..
4.1.3. Graph legend
The legend serves selection of color, line type and dot type.
• The option Common Plots enables configuration of one of the six most
frequently used plot styles including scatter plot, bar plot and fill-to zero-plot.
The options of this submenu enable configuration of dots, line and digram fill
attributes in a single step.
• The options Point Style , Line Style and Line Width display styles by
which the different plots can be distinguished. The submenu „Line Width“
offers line widths above the 1 pixel standard as well as a hairline option. The
hairline option cannot be viewed on the screen but will appear as a very fine
line upon printout on a printer supporting the hairline option.
• The option Bar Plots serves selection of vertical bars, horizontal bars or no
bars as desired.
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• The option Fill Baseline determines the point up to which the base line is
filled. Zero fills from the plot to a base line generated by 0. Infinity fills
from the plot up to the positive edge of the graph, while - Infinity fills from
the plot to the negative edge of the graph. The lower part of this menu
provides for selection of a specific plot of the graph for filling purposes.
• The option Interpolation determines how lines are drawn between data
points. The first option omits the line, making this option suitable for scatter
plots. The option at the lower left draws a straight line between points. The
two staircase options connect points at right angles, making these options
suitable for histogram-type plots.
The option at the upper right first draws the Y-axis, while the option at the
lower left first draws the X-axis.
• The option Color displays the colors available for the plot. Click-selecting
„T“ in the Color option will clear a plot from the screen.
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Please note:
Clearing the screen of a plot does not influence data recording
4.1.4. Graph submenu
The graph submenu provides for changing several characteristics of the plot
during its running time. By click-selection of the appropriate option fields of the
submenu it is thus possible to scale the X and Y-axis, displace the display area
and bring a predecided area into focus.
Click-selection of the option field X Autoscale will automatically
and continuously scale the X-axis data of the graph within the
decided minimum and maximum scale values.
Click-selection of the option field Y Autoscale will automatically
and continuously scale the Y-axis data of the graph within the
decided minimum and maximum scale values.
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Click-selection of the option field Zoom Tool will display a popup
menu offering various methods of zooming.
The following zoom options are available:
Zoom by rectangle Use the cursor to draw a rectangle around
the area you wish to zoom. On release of the cursor, the X- and
Y-axis will be so scaled, that only the area marked by the
rectangle will be displayed.
Zoom by Rectangle in X
Limits the zoom to the X-axis data.
The Y-axis scaling remains unchanged
Zoom by Rectangle in Y
Limits the zoom to the Y-axis data.
The X-axis scaling remains unchanged
Undo Last Zoom
Returns the X- and Y-scales to their
previous settings.
Zoom In about a Point
Select a specific point with the
mouse cursor and keep it selected by holding the mouse button
depressed. The graph will be continuously enlarged until the
mouse button is released.
Zoom Out about a Point
Select a specific point with the
mouse cursor and keep it selected by holding the mouse button
depressed. The graph will be continuously down-scaled (reduced)
until the mouse button is released.
Click-selection of the option field Panning Tool will select an
operating mode which allows you to scroll the displayed data by
pulling certain areas of the graph.
Normally the device is operating in the standard mode, allowing
click-selection and movement of the cursor.
Clear graph On click-selection of the option field Clear Graph
the graph will be cleared of all data
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Please note:
The function Clear Graph does not influence data recording
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4.1.5. Setting the nominal value
For setting the nominal value click-select the field SET in the
menu and enter the desired value. Confirm the entry with Return
or move the mouse cursor outside the field area and click
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Please note: A new nominal value can only be entered in the field SET when
the function Program is deactivated. In the active state of the function
Program, the field SET is rendered inoperative
4.1.6. Temperature displays
The actual bath temperature is displayed in the field ActInt.
The actual temperature measured by the external measurementand control sensor is displayed in the field ActExt.
4.1.7. Heating power display
The field Power displays the actual heating power.
4.1.8. Start/Stop
The Start/Stop function enables starting and stopping of the
device.
4.1.9. Program
The Program function enables starting of a loaded temperature
ramp. The ramp can be interrupted and restarted at any time by
pressing the Start/Stop button. The predecided nominal value and
the time are stopped for the interruption.
The Ramp Rated Value field displays the actual nominal ramp
value.
The Countdown&Message field displays the remaining ramp
time or the ramp status (No ramp = no ramp loaded;
Ready = ramp loaded and ready; Wait = ramp on standby)
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Please note:
When the function Program is activated, the function Edit Ramp is
automatically deactivated i.e. not displayed. In addition, the field SET is also
deactivated and no new nominal value can be entered here
4.1.10. Ramp functions
The function Edit Ramp provides for loading, saving, deleting,
editing and graphic display of the ramp.
Ramp window
Select to load ramp
Select to save ramp
Select to delete ramp
Select to edit ramp
The function provides for programming up to 64 ramp steps. The
loop function enables ramp sections to be repeated up to 99 times.
Each section is defined by temperature (projected end
temperature) and duration (time). The end temperature is
identical with the nominal temperature reached at the end of a
section. By evaluation of the time and temperature differences,
the program computs and establishes a temperature ramp. The
program sequence considers every section for which a nominal
temperature has been entered. Looping is started with loop x in
column Time , x representing the number of repetitions, and
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ended with endloop in the same column.
On confirmation of the entry loop x i.e. endloop, the nominal
temperature is automatically assigned the value 0.00. This value,
however, is not considered by the program.
The time assignment of 00:00:00 to a particular section results in
the program being continued with the next section only after the
nominal temperature of the present section has been reached.
Example: Ramp with 5 repetitions
Graphic display of the first sequence run
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Please note:
Several loops may be programmed successively, but they must not overlap and
one loop cannot be contained within another loop.
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The options Copy Data, Cut Data and Paste Data of the pop-up menu (right
mouse key) enable copying, separation (cutting) and insertion of data.
Example:
Copying of data:
Mark the data area to be copied and click-select the option Copy
Data in the pop-up menu
Insertion of data:
To overwrite a data section with the copied data select the
section to be overwritten and click-select the option Paste Data
in the pop-up menu
Select section
Insert data
To insert the copied data, move the mouse cursor to left edge of
the chart so that an arrow appears. Move the arrow to the chart
position at which the data is to be inserted. Select a pop-up menu
and click-select the option Paste Data in the menu.
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Mark position
Insert data
Separation (cutting) of data:
To separate a data block or section, mark it and click-select the
option Cut data in the pop-up menu
Mark data section
Separate (cut) data
The option Empty Table of the pop-up menu provides for deletion of all data in
the chart. The option for display of a specific data section can be activated and
deactivated with Show Selection in the pop-up menu
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Please note:
Only the visible section can be marked. To mark a larger section, it is necessary
to press the SHIFT button before continuing with the out-of-bounds marking.
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The function Show Ramp enables graphic presentation of the
established ramp. On click-selection of this option i.e. field, the
following screen will be displayed:
The scaling of the scales can be changed. To do so, use the mouse to place the
cursor inside the scale of the ramp diagram and click. Enter the scaling value
and confirm the entry with Return or by clicking outside the scale. The new
value will be saved on clicking.
The graph includes a cursor. By clicking onto the arrows in the
cursor field, the individual ramp steps will be displayed in the
direction of the arrow (ascending or descending order). To
manually move the cursor, use the mouse to select and pull it in
the graph.
The programmed ramp step is displayed in the
upper part of the display and in the graph. The nominal
temperature is displayed on the lower left and the time duration at
the lower right of the screen.
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Please note:
Since the actual nominal temperature can be changed during ramp programming, the graphic ramp display will always begin at zero. Also, no time i.e.
duration can be defined for sections to which 00:00:00 has been assigned.
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Enables closing of the graphic ramp presentation screen.
Enables closing of the ramp functions screen
Please note:
Only one ramp function can be active at a time. When the Edit Ramp function
is active, the Program function in the operating and display window is
deactivated i.e. not displayed.
4.1.11. Recording of data
The function Record enables the recording of data. The
recorded data is time-encoded and saved as ASCII format.
Recording of the text file will continue until the data record
function is cancelled. On click-selection of the field the following
dialog window is displayed:
This window serves preselection of the recording time (0...3600 s), that is, the
time interval at which data recording is to take place
Confirm entry
Cancels the data recording function
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Please note:
Printout will always take place on the default printer configured under windows.
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4.1.12. Printing
Enables printout of diagram
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Please note:
Printout will always take place on the default printer configured under windows
4.1.13. Closing the window
Closes the window when selected
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5.
Error messages
5.1. Serial interface connection
• Serial Port Init
error occurred during initialization of interface ports.
Check interface ports COM1, COM2
• Serial Port Write
Error occurred during transmission.
Check transmission line and device (incorrect transmission speed, wrong
number of data or stop bits, incorrect parity or wrong port)
• Serial Port Read
Error occurred on reading.
Check transmission line and device (incorrect transmission speed, wrong
number of data or stop bits, incorrect parity or wrong port)
• Serial Port Timeout
Error occurred on reading.
Check transmission line and device (incorrect transmission speed, wrong
number of data or stop bits, incorrect parity or wrong port)
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5.2. Profibus
• DP-ADDRESS OUT OF ORDER
Profibus device not switched on or not working properly.
Check device (switch device off and on, if needed)
• DP-ADDRESS INVALID
No communication with profibus device or interference on transmission line.
Check profibus line (switch device off and on, if needed)
• PROFIBUS COMMUNICATION ERROR
General profibus error.
Check profibus line, restart PC (power off), if required
• WINDOWS-DRIVER FAULT
Windows NT driver not working properly.
Incorrect installation of COMSOFT DF PROFI
5.3. Device identification
• Version identification
No or faulty identification. Check device (wrong device may be connected)
5.4. Laboratory equipment error messages
For information on the meaning of the displayed error messages please refer to
the User Manual of the corresponding laboratory equipment
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