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					     Datacolor AutoLab TF/SPS

             Laboratory Dispensers
                             and
                   Solution Makers




Software Installation and upgrade procedures
                  For v 1.0.8sr1 s/w




                       Aug 1st 2009
     Revision 1.0, for version 1.0.8sr1 version of software
                                                                        CONTENTS


Overview .................................................................................................................................................... 3
Installation of AutoLab TF software for a new installation ......................................................................... 4
Upgrading AutoLab software to 1.0.8rel from a previous version .............................................................. 9
Uninstalling AutoLab TF software ............................................................................................................ 10
Copying of X-Y-Z axis movement calibration data ................................................................................... 11
Configuration of software languages ....................................................................................................... 12
      Setting the software language to run ......................................................................................................... 12
      Activating a new language ........................................................................................................................... 13
Configuration and parameter settings for AutoLab TF software .............................................................. 14
      Configuring AutoLab TF Dispense Control program ............................................................................... 14
             Dispense control Setup ........................................................................................................................ 14
             Engineer Settings .................................................................................................................................. 16
             Tools settings ......................................................................................................................................... 19
      Configuring AutoLab TF DP program ........................................................................................................ 21
             Parameters............................................................................................................................................. 21
             Recipe Import setup .............................................................................................................................. 29
             Recipe Settings ..................................................................................................................................... 31
      Configuring the AutoLab SPS program ..................................................................................................... 34
             SPS Parameters.................................................................................................................................... 34
             Linking SPS database to Dispenser DP database ........................................................................... 38
             Engineer settings .................................................................................................................................. 40
             Calibration of dispense valves on SPS .............................................................................................. 41
AutoLab Report ........................................................................................................................................ 42
Description of directories, database and files in AutoLab TF software .................................................... 51
      Description of directories ............................................................................................................................. 51
      Description of files ......................................................................................................................................... 53




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Overview

Enclosed is information about installing new, and upgrading to version 1.0.8sr1 of AutoLab TF software.



                        Please read this document CAREFULLY and COMPLETELY


As well as explaining how to install and upgrade to 1.0.8sr1, it also contains important information about

additional new features and configurations now existing in version 1.0.8rel software, which were not

present in previous versions, and which need configuring after installing the software.



                   Please ensure all systems running 1.0.8rel is upgraded to 1.0.8sr1 version




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                  Installation of AutoLab TF software for a new installation

The AutoLab TF v 1.0.8sr1 installation software consists of one CD.

The software is written using Boland C and uses Boland Database Engine v5.2.
The software can be installed under Windows 98 SE, Windows ME, Windows 2000, Windows XP and Windows

Vista 32 bit and 64bit version. .



Note that Windows on the PC to use to install the AutoLab TF should be a clean installation of Windows, and it is

recommended that the PC is first updated with all Microsoft recommended updates and latest service sr1ease, using

the Windows Update function for updating software via the internet.



Installing the software will automatically create necessary start-up shortcuts, menus and desktop shortcuts for the

programs to run. Note that the install program will only install the programs necessary for the model of system being

run from the PC that the software is being installed on. For example if installing the software on a PC running

AutoLab SPS, it will only install the SPS software, it will not install the TF dispenser software.



New installation of AutoLab TF software consists of 4 steps:



a) Select correct system model and start Installation of application programs

b) Copy the X/Y/Z axis calibration data onto the PC for the system being installed

c) Configuration of software for the hardware being used

d) Configuration of application programs



The software can also be loaded onto any PC for the purposes of demonstrating the software to customers, carrying

out translations, or for learning purposes. All programs can be run in demo mode (with the exception of the control

program for AutoLab TF models with conveyor, AutoLabTFCCtl.exe), and will emulate the operation of the software

as if a physical dispenser or solution maker is connected to the PC. When installing the software for demonstration

purposes, option 2 above does not need to be carried out. Once the programs have been installed, is necessary to

enable to demo mode in the dispenser and SPS programs, before actually running the programs in demo mode.

How to do this can be found in the section on program configuration.



A copy of the software is supplied with every system on CD. A copy of the latest version of AutoLab TF software

available can also be downloaded from Datacolor intranet from the following link:

http://intranet.datacolor.com/products/autolabTFswmain.html




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Starting the software installation


Loading from CD:



   Place the CD in the CD/DVD drive.

   In Windows Explorer, select the drive, normally D:\

   Go to the Install(DCI) directory

   Double click on the program “AutoLabSetup.exe” to start the installation


Loading from the install program downloaded from intranet



   Unzip the compressed file downloaded from the intranet to C:\ directory of the hard disk
    Note: Due to the BDE server limitation, the program can‟t be extracted into a directory which is over 5 layers

    from root directory or the BDE server can‟t be installed properly. Please ensure the zip file is extracted to

    C:\directory.

   Double click the program “AutoLabSetup.exe” from the C:\Install(DCI) directory


After selecting and running the install program, the following screen will appear:




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New installation of AutoLab TF software (cont…)




Select Product Model

There are three sets of programs for the different types of machines available. Select the type of system that the PC

on which the software is being installed will eventually control.



   AutoLabTF (xxx)             AutoLab TF dispenser without conveyor (TF-40, 40P, 80, 80P, 120, 120P, 160, 160P)

   AutoLabTFC (xxx)            AutoLab TF tube free dispenser with conveyor (TF-88, 88P, 128, 128P, 168, 168P)

   AutoLabSPS                  AutoLab TF solution preparation system.


Note that when installing the software on a PC for demonstration purposes, all 3 sets of programs should be

installed. So after installing the first set of programs as per procedure below, the procedure should be repeated for

the other two. It is not necessary to install the software for every model of dispenser, just install the software for one

model of conveyor dispenser and one model of non-conveyor dispenser and for SPS




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New installation of AutoLab TF software (cont…)




After selecting the model of system to install the software for, you need to select a few more options:



Demo Database:

   If this option is enabled, a demo database will be installed on the system. It is recommended to select this
option, not only when installing the software on a PC for demo purposes, but also when installing on a PC for an

actual new system installation. This will allow you to demonstrate an overview of how the software is structured and

how it works using the demo data provided, before actually loading the customer database. The demo database can

eventually be deleted as the customer‟s real data is being loaded.



Batch Generator:

   This option will install a special program used for demonstrating AutoLab TF dispensers at exhibitions, as well
as installing the regular AutoLab TF programs. For more details on this program, on what the program does, and

how to run it, refer to document on the intranet at: http://intranet.datacolor.com/products/autolabTFswmain.html



BDE Setup:

   This will install the database engine required for the software for the dbf data file. It is necessary to enable this
whenever installing the software on a PC for the first time. If this option is not selected, the software will not run.




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New installation of AutoLab TF software (cont…)


Install button



   After the all the sr1evant selections have been made, click on the Install button. The install program will start to
copy files into the directory “C:\AutoLabTF” for AutoLabTF systems without conveyor, “C:\AutoLabTFC” for

AutoLabTFC systems with conveyor, or “C:\AutoLabSPS” for AutoLab SPS system.

   After copying all the files, a dialogue will appear asking whether to put shortcuts in the start up folder. Say Yes
to this if installing on a customer installation, No if you are running demo mode and do not want Windows start-up

shortcuts to be generated.



Fix Office 2007 B2TR:



   If the computer which AutoLab program is to be installed has Microsoft Office 2007 installed also, before
installing or upgrading AutoLab program, engineers need to click on the button to fix a conflict between the 2

programs. This will modify a file which allows both programs to co-exist.



Exit:



   Once completed, click on the exit button to exit the installation program.


Windows Screen size



All programs should be run in display resolution in 1024*768 is recommended, with Windows Task bar set to

auto-hide.



To set the screen size, go to Start, Control Panel, Display, Settings. Here the required display resolution can be

selected.



To set the task-bar to auto-hide, click on the Task bar with right mouse button, and then select Properties. Enable

Auto-hide by clicking in the tick box, and make sure it is set to "Always on top".




Once the software has been installed, please check all the parameter and configuration settings
as explained later in this document.




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Upgrading AutoLab software to 1.0.8sr1 from a previous version

To upgrade an existing system to the latest version of software, 1.0.8sr1, follow the below procedure:



   First ensure there is no Install(DCI) directory existing in the directory C:\ from a previous installation. Then copy
    the install programs to C drive.

   Run the AutoLabSetup.exe program. After selecting and running the program, the following screen will appear:




   The model of system the PC being upgraded is running has to be first selected

   Make sure that “Demo data” and “BDE Setup” options are disabled

   Click on Upgrade


This will upgrade all programs to the latest version, and will not overwrite the current customer database.


AutoLab TF software is now compatible with Windows Vista 32 bit and 64 bit operation system. (Previous versions

were not). The database engine used in the software versions before v1.0.5sr1 was Boland Database Engine

v5.0.1, which is not compatible with Windows Vista 64 bit version. Now in TF software v 1.0.5sr1 and above, the
Boland Database Engine has been updated to v5.2 to solve this problem.


On existing systems, when doing an upgrade to 1.0.5 or above software, even if running XP operating system, the

option “BDE Setup” needs to be enabled on software installation screen (and is enabled as default) before carrying

out the update and clicking on the “Upgrade” button. This will ensure that the database engine is updated to latest

version 5.2. The new version database engine installation screen will appear after TF software installation has been
completed. Then follow the instruction to install new database engine.


Once upgraded, please check all the parameter and configuration settings as explained below.




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Uninstalling AutoLab TF software

Run the program “AutoLabSetup.exe” from C:\Install(DCI) directory



The following screen will appear:




Uninstall



Select the machine type which is installed on the PC, the install program will check if the program has been installed.



If Yes, the uninstall button will be enabled, click on the button, the software will be uninstalled, and all the sr1ated

directories, files and shortcuts will be deleted.




Repeat this process for all models of system which have been installed on this PC, e.g. of software for SPS, TF 80

and TF 128 have been installed on the PC, then the un-install process must be carried out 3 times, once for each of

the models previously installed.




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Copying of X-Y-Z axis movement calibration data

This procedure is only required when installing software onto a new PC on a new installation. This is not

required when upgrading from a previous version of software, or when installing a new system where the

PC was already supplied with the system, with the software already pre-installed.



The X-Y-Z coordinates of all the solution bottles and dye pot trays and movement of the XYZ motors are all

pre-calibrated for each machine prior to the system shipping. The X-Y-Z calibration data is then shipped with each

system (on the software CD).



When a new system is being installed, where the PC has not been supplied with the system, after installing the

AutoLab TF software it is necessary to copy over the calibration data to ensure the correct calibration data for that

system is used, and avoid having to re-calibrate the X-Y-Z positioning.



Install program will check if there is an ini file in the folder “ini file” in install CD. If there is the ini file, the
button “Copy INI” in install program will be enabled. Before writing ini file to the system, the program will
check the serial number in the ini file. If the serial number in the new ini file is different to the number in
original ini file, the program will give a warning message to engineers.


To copy the calibration data, follow the below procedure after the software has been installed:



I.    AutoLab TF systems without conveyor (TF-40, 40P, 80, 80P, 120, 120P, 160, 160P):

      i.    Calibration data file name: AutoLabTFCtrl.ini

      ii.   Click the button “Copy INI”, the file in install CD will be copied into the directory: C:\AutoLabTF\Control, and

            overwrite the existing file.



II.   AutoLab TF systems with conveyor (TF-88, 88P, 128, 128P, 168, 168P):

      i.    Calibration data file name: AutoLabTFCCtrl.ini

      ii.   Click the button “Copy INI”, the file in install CD will be copied into the directory: C:\AutoLabTFC\Control,

            and overwrite the existing file.



N.B. If manually copying the calibration ini file from CD, you must ensure that the attributes for the file are set to

read/write after copying from the CD to hard disk. To do this, run Windows Explorer, go into the directory on the hard

disk where you copied the file, right click on the file, and select Properties. Ensure that “Read-only” attribute is not

ticked.




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Configuration of software languages

Setting the software language to run


For each of the different programs for the type of machine installed, you need to select the language to run.


In each program, Left click on the         icon, and the following screen appear:




Select the language required, and then click “OK” to exit



If the language you want to select is greyed out, the language has not been activated yet (and translations not yet

actually carried out for that language). To activate a new language, follow the procedure on the next page.




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Configuration of software languages (cont..…)


Activating a new language


Right click on the        icon, a dialog will appear asking for a password. Only the “engineer-level” password will allow

access to this option.



A message “Language changeable function switch on now” will now show on the screen.


Then Left click on the         icon, and the following dialog will appear:




Click on the “Activate Language” and select the language you wish to enable. This will then generate all necessary

language data files for that language.

Once the language has been activated, and the language then appears in the selection screen, select the language,

and click “OK” to exit.

Restart the program. Since the language has not yet been translated all phrases will still appear in English.



(For information how to translate the software for a particular language, please refer to the AutoLab TF software

translation guide which can be downloaded from the Datacolor intranet at

http://intranet.datacolor.com/products/autolabTFswmain.html




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Configuration and parameter settings for AutoLab TF software

Once the software has been installed, and the required language selected, there are a number of
parameter and configuration settings that need to be defined and configured


Configuring AutoLab TF Dispense Control program


Dispense control Setup
(AutoLabTFCtrl.exe and AutoLabTFCCtrl.exe programs)



Click on the Setup button            , a dialogue will appear asking for a password. Either the “customer-level”
password or “engineer-level” password can be used to access this option. If the “customer-level” password is used,

certain settings accessible only to engineers within this option will be disabled.




Basic Settings:

   Leave the path settings as defined

   Check if the scale setting is correct. A position and B position are for TF 80, 120 and 160 where there are 2
    dispense scales. For TF 40, 88, 128, 168, and all TF-P systems there is only 1 scale

   User Password (“customer level” password). The default user password is empty. This is normally set to DCI,
    but if the customer does not want to use a password to enter protected options in the dispense control program

    then the password can be removed by deleting the current password from the password input box. Alternatively

    a different customer password to DCI can be set.

   Power User Password (“Customer Supervisor Level” password). The default user password is “DC”. This
    password will only appear and is only changeable under Power User or Engineer log in. Power user is

    authorized to control all normal user functions and additionally has access to use the “Bottle position adjust”

    function and “Cylinder speed calibration” function.


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Configuring AutoLab TF Dispense Control –Setup option (cont..)


1.   MISC:



      Allow re-dispense if the first component of a recipe failed

                Enabling this option will allow the system to re-dispense a recipe if the first component of a recipe

                fails. It this situation occurs and the option is enabled, the software will alarm and prompt the

                operator to change the dyepot with a new dyepot, and start the dispensing again for that recipe. If

                this option is disabled, the software will continue dispensing the remaining recipes in that tray,

                without warning the operator of the error, and then give a report at the end of completing the

                dispense showing the recipe incorrectly dispensed.



      Skip dispense of remaining products in a recipe if one failed

                 Enabling this option, the system will skip dispensing the remaining products in a recipe, if a single

                 dispense component is over or under dispensed. Disabling this option will continue to dispense the

                 remaining products in the recipe



      Pause on dispense fail

                  If this option is enabled, if the system fails on the dispense of a product, it will pause the dispense,

                  and immediately give warning to the operator of the dispense error. The tolerance of dispense

                  failure can be defined, and also the time period the warning will be displayed on the screen, before

                  the system will continue dispensing the next products. If this option is disabled, then the system will

                  not pause when error dispense, and just report it on the dispensed recipe printout at the end of the

                  dispensing.



      X Axis Use Slow Speed

                  If this option is enabled, the X axis movement will run at a slower rate than normal. This option

                  should be left disabled unless specifically requested to enable it



      Dispense Paste then Water for Saving Time (TF-P system only)

                 When this parameter is enabled, the system will dispense water immediately after
                 completing paste dispensing. Default setting is function enabled.


           Once all settings have been made, press the Saver button to store any changes




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Configuring AutoLab TF Dispense Control –Setup option (cont..)
Engineer Settings
    The “Engineer Settings” button will only be accessible when the “engineer level” password is used to enter the

    Setup option. These functions are only intended for use by Datacolor engineers. Clicking on the “Engineer

    Settings” button, one of the following two screens will appear, depending on whether running TF or TFC control

    program.




                                                   AutoLab TFC




                                                    AutoLab TF


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Configuring AutoLab TF Dispense Control - Engineer Settings (cont..)


Normally, for running the software at customer site, all the settings should be left as per the default setting proposed.

The only settings that may need checking are the RS232 setting.

RS232 Setting:

      Local:              Must be selected

      COM Port:           This is the PC COM Port that the interface to the system is connected to.

      Baud rate:          Must always be set to 57600

      Timeout (ms):       Must always be set to 300



Mettler scale weighing Process adapter setting

This setting should be set to Fine drop, unless specifically instructed to change it to Medium drop.



This option allows the software to automatically set Mettler scales to fine or medium drop weighing setting, which

normally when dispensing liquids should be sent to fine. Only in extreme circumstances might the scale need to be

set to medium drop, where due to very heavy external vibrations the scale will not stabilise during dispensing, and

setting the scale to medium drop allows the scale to stabilise. However, setting the scale to medium drop for

dispensing can cause inaccurate weighing. More correctly, the source of the vibration should be found and

eliminated, rather than setting the scale to medium drop.



Demo mode available

If you want to run the program in demo mode (without system connected), tick the option “Demo Mode Available”,

and then restart the program. This will then allow you to select a button to run the program in Demo mode



Other weighing settings

Use drip tray when moving between dye pots

Enabling this option the drip tray will be moved back under the injector when the system moves the injector from

dyepot to dyepot within a dyepot tray. If you disable this option, the drip tray will only be used when moving the

injector from bottle to dyepot and from dyepot tray to dyepot tray. The option is only for TF. Recommended to enable

this option



Ignore unstable 0.01g floating scale reading

If the dispense scale is unstable then the software can be set to ignore a 0.01g fluctuation on the weight reading

from the scale. It is recommended however to always keep this option disabled. If the scale is unstable, the cause of

the instability, such as wind or vibration, should be investigated and eliminated. This option should only be used

when instructed to do so.




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Configuring AutoLab TF Dispense Control - Engineer Settings (cont..)


Other weighing settings (cont..)

Enable multi shots function

Enable this function can make the system keep dispensing up to a maximum 8 shots, until it achieves the

target weight. Although TF system has multi-shots function implemented now, it will still typically achieve
the target weight within 2 shots most of time. This new function can help maintain the accuracy when the
injectors have been used for a long period of time, where typically it might sometimes then take more
than 2 shots to achieve the target weight. It is recommended to always leave this option enabled.
However, if a customer require faster speed, but is not so concerned about accuracy to 0.02g, then the
multi-shots option can be disabled.


S/W Emulation of sensors

This option allows the system to emulate a physical sensor on the system, in case one of the various position

sensors breaks. The software can be set up to ignore the input from a sensor as a temporary measure, to make the

system work again until a replacement sensor can be installed. The default settings for this option should not be

changed unless instructed to do so.



Paste Setup (TF-P system only)

Including Paste Device

If the system is TF-P model, the parameter “Including paste device” has to be enabled to allow the paste
mechanism to be used


Paste Dispense Tolerance

There are 2 alternative settings for paste dispensing accuracy tolerance. One is “Paste accuracy as
tolerance”, where the tolerance is a percentage of the paste target weight. The other one is “Define
paste accuracy X g”, where users can define an absolute weight as the tolerance for paste dispensing,
independent of the target weight of paste to dispense, e.g. 1.0g.


The default setting is using “Paste accuracy in tolerance”.




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Configuring AutoLab TF Dispense Control (cont..)


Tools settings




From the main screen, select the option Tools         . The system will ask for a password. Either the

“customer-level” password or “engineer-level” password can be used to access this option.



The following screen will then appear:




Specific weigh calibrate             This option is used to check the calibrations of the solutions in each bottle.

                                     Normally it is not necessary to calibrate the injectors; this is done automatically

                                     by the software. However it is necessary on a new installation to calibrate the

                                     water and chemicals that are dispensed by valve volumetrically or

                                     gravimetrically. This is done in the Auxiliary setup option.

Auxiliaries setup                    This option allows calibration of water and chemicals, as well as

                                     Enabling/disabling of auto refill to the refill containers for water and chemicals,

                                     as well as testing of the dispensing and refill functions of the chemicals and

                                     water. On a new installation it is important to make sure that refill is enabled and

                                     that the chemicals and water are calibrated.




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Configuring AutoLab TF Dispense Control (cont..)


Printer setup                        This option allows selection of the printer to use for printing dispensed recipe

                                     printouts, as well as defining how to print dispensed recipes (always, only on

                                     error dispense, or never)

Agitation setup                      The time interval and direction for agitation when connected to PC is configured

                                     Here. When system is not connected to PC, the system will continue to agitate,

                                     but will be controlled by the PLC instead of the software. Note that after turning

                                     off the dispenser program, the PLC controlled agitation will not restart until 3

                                     minutes after the program has been stopped.

Paste Setup (TF-P system only)       This option allows cleaning of the paste pipes and testing of the paste

                                     dispensing functions, as well as calibration of pastes. On a new installation it is

                                     important to make sure that the pastes being used are calibrated.

Cylinder calibrate (Power User)      This option allows checking of all air cylinders to check the moving speed, as

                                     well as adjusting the cylinder speed manually to the correct running speed.

                                     Only engineer login password can activate this function.




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Configuring AutoLab TF DP program


Parameters
(AutoLabTFDp.exe and AutoLabTFCDp.exe program).



After making any changes in the Parameter option, you must press the “Save” button on the current screen,

before moving onto another screen, otherwise the changes made will be lost.



Start the Parameter Setting by selecting the Parameter option in the top menu. Either the “customer-level” password

or “engineer-level” password can be used to access this option. If the “customer-level” password is used, certain

settings accessible only to engineers within this option will be disabled.



Database Paths:
            The only path setting you need to check is the “Recipe Import Path”. This is used to define the path and

            directory where to look to import recipes exported from DCIMatch. The file name of the transfer file

            should also be defined here, normally “fm_DS5.rcp”




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Configuring AutoLab TF DP program – Parameters (cont…)


Database:




This option allows you to define import and expert data types. For import this is normally set to ASCII, for use for

importing recipes from DCIMatch and ITM. There are a number of export functions in the AutoLab software. The

type and format of export file can be defined here.




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Configuring AutoLab TF DP program – Parameters (cont…)


Configuration:




Enable sample Weight Scale           If there is a fabric scale is connected, select „Yes”

Enable paste functions               If the system is a TF-P system, select “Yes”.

Chemical Start from Bottle No.       This should not need changing.

Solution Group                       This should be set at 01 on new installation

Machine No.                          This should be set to “1” if this PC is machine number 1.

                                     (Ensure it is NOT set to 01, if yes, change to 1).

                                     If this is the second machine, i.e. if there are two dispensers networked

                                     together, then set to 2, etc.

Enable Stock Control                 Enabling this option, system will check stock levels of solutions when adding

                                     batches to the dispense queue

Dispense tolerance of Injector (g) The default setting is 0.02g.

Dispense tolerance of Valve (g)      The default setting is 0.1g

Auto transfer recipe to batch        If the option is enabled, it will automatically transfer recipes into the pre-batch

                                     when there are 6 recipes defined in the Batch Management input log.




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Configuring AutoLab TF DP program – Parameters (cont…)


Printer:


Select printer                          Enable this option to allow printing of reports

Font                                    Set the font and size or characters on printout.



Dyepot Types:




Depending on the type of dyepot trays a customer is using, the sr1evant configuration settings should be set here.



   If for example you have one dyepot tray type, which is for Ahiba 150/300cc dyepots holding 6 dyepots, then you
    should enable dyepot tray type 1, with the number of dyepots being 6 dyepots.

   If for example you have two dyepot tray types, one for Ahiba 150/300 holding 6 dyepots, the other for Rapid
    dyepots holding 6 dyepots, then you should still only enable dyepot tray type 1, since both trays conform to the

    tray type 1, i.e. with 6 dyepots.

   If for example you have two dyepot tray types, one for Ahiba 150/300 holding 6 dyepots, the other for holding 2
    large beakers, then you should enable dyepot tray type 1 and 3.

   If for example you have one dyepot tray type that holds 2 large beakers, then you need to enable type 3 with
    number of dyepots being 2, and disable all other types.




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Configuring AutoLab TF DP program – Parameters (cont…)


Fabric Weigh Scale:


If the option of fabric scale is enabled (refer “Configuration” option in Parameters), click on the tab “Balance” the

above dialogues will show for configuring fabric scale.




                    COM Port:        This is the PC COM Port the fabric scale is connected, normally set to COM 2

                    Baud rate:       This must be set to 9600 (and the scale also physically set to 9600 baud)

                    Balance Type:    Select the scale type being used as fabric weigh scale

                    Tare Command: This should normally always be set to “Z”



                    The Tare and Start buttons can be used to test communications with the scale.




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Configuring AutoLab TF DP program – Parameters (cont…)


Chemical Setting:
This option is for setting various parameters for dispensing of chemicals and water, if set to volumetric dispense. For

TF and TFC system, users can define the valve dispensing order by selecting “Last” or “First”. If set to gravimetric

dispense and set to “First”, it will dispense chemicals before the dyes. If set to “Last”, it will dispense dyes first then

chemicals




Auto change to gravimetric if < g

If the chemicals and/or water are set to volumetric dispense (this is done by defining the dispense method then

defining a solution in Database in DP program (valve-volumetric, Valve-gravimetric), then the system can be set so

that if the amount to dispense is smaller than a defined amount, the system will automatically dispense the product

gravimetrically instead of volumetrically. The reason for doing this is that volumetric dispense through a dispense

valve is accurate for large quantities, such as 5 or 10 grams, but when dispensing small quantities such as below 1

or 2 grams, it can be less accurate. If a particular chemical needs to be dispensed very accurately even at low

amounts, then it is recommended that this option is enabled, and the value under which the system will be

dispensed gravimetrically instead of volumetrically set at around 2 or 1 grams.

If a valve is set to dispense gravimetrically, this option will not come into effect since it will always dispense

gravimetrically.

Enable timeout

If a chemical or water valve has not been dispensed for a long period of time, there is a possibility that air bubbles

may have formed inside the dispense tubes, especially if the water is highly aerated or there is constant temperature

changes in the lab. If this situation occurs, then the next volumetric dispense from that valve will be slightly

inaccurate. This option allows to set the system so that if a valve that is set to volumetric dispense has not been

used for a defined period of time, the system will automatically dispense the next time gravimetrically, ensuring the

dispense is accurate and that the air bubbles that may have formed in the tube are removed. The next dispense

from that valve will then be made volumetrically again, unless a time period greater than that defined has elapsed

again. This option is especially useful if there is large temperature changes in the lab overnight and in the morning

air bubbles are always present in the tubes. Enable the option and sent the time period to 8 hours.


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Configuring AutoLab TF DP program – Parameters (cont…)


Password




Click on the button “Password” to open the screen as below:




This option allows setting of different passwords for the different menu option in the DP program. These
passwords are different passwords to the “customer-level” and “engineer-level” passwords that are used to
access the setup and parameter options.

By default all password protection for the menus are disabled (no passwords defined).
The system can be set up with three different levels, each level having a different password. Then for each option in

the DP program, an access level can be defined.




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Configuring AutoLab TF DP program – Parameters (cont…)


For example, you may have three different levels, system operator, lab supervisor and lab manager, and each level

is allocated a password, for example level 1 operator is given password DC1, level 2 supervisor DC2, level 3

manager, DC3. Then each option can be allocated for access to a particular level only, where the sr1evant

password will be requested to be able to access that option. Level 0 allocation means all users can access without

the need to input a password, level 1 means a password will be requested, and level 1 2 and 3 can gain access,

level 2 allocation means only level 2 and 3 passwords can access, and level 3 allocation means only level 3

password can access.

To disable this function, ensure no passwords are defined or set all options to level 0.




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Configuring AutoLab TF DP program – Parameters (cont…)


Recipe Import setup


Import recipes from DCIMatch

The AutoLab TF DP program has the capability of importing recipes from DCIMatch.          To configure the program to

import recipes from DCIMatch, you need to do the following:

First set the import path in Parameters, Database Paths, ensuring that the path setting in “Recipe Import Path” is the

same as the location of the DCIMatch export location, and the file name set to “fm_sa5.rcp”.




In AutoLabTF DP program, click on the “Recipe”, selecting the “Import”, and then enter the “customer-level” or

“engineer-level” password. There are a number of different settings in this option on the way to import recipes.




Please refer to document “Configuring Datamatch/DCIMatch and AutoLab/AutoLab for transferal of recipes” for

details on the different configurations for the import program, which can be downloaded from Datacolor intranet at

http://intranet.datacolor.com/products/autolabTFsuppswman.html

After all the settings have been completed, click “Save Setting” and “Cancel” to close the form, the DP program will

start to import recipes.


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Configuring AutoLab TF DP program – Parameters (cont…)


Paste Setting:
This option is for setting various parameters for dispensing of pastes.




Enable timeout

If a paste valve has not been dispensed for a long period of time, there is a possibility that air bubbles may have

formed inside the dispense tubes, especially if there are continual temperature changes in the lab, or the paste has

become slightly hardened or unusable. If this situation occurs, then the next paste dispense from that valve may be

slightly inaccurate. This option allows to set the system, where if a paste has not been used for a defined period of

time, the system will automatically refresh the paste, ensuring that any air bubbles that may have formed in the tube

are removed, that the paste dispense is fresh and that the dispense is accurate. This option is especially useful if

there is large temperature changes in the lab overnight and in the morning Enable the option and sent the time

period to 4 hours.



Dispensing Order

This option is for setting the paste dispensing order. Dispense paste before the color solutions, or dispense paste

after the color solutions.




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Configuring AutoLab TF DP program – Parameters (cont…)


Recipe Settings
In the recipe Add/modify option, there is a button “Settings”, which allows configuration of the default
settings for input of recipes.




Sample weight             This is the default sample weight for the software to propose when adding a recipe

Liquor Ratio              This is the default liquor ratio for the software to propose when adding a recipe

Total Volume              This is the default total volume for the software to propose when adding a recipe

Total Vol calc method This is the way the Total volume should be calculated when inputting a recipe

Solution group            This is to define the solution group that this PC is currently using. If you require to
                          swap to another solution group, select it here.
Target dispense wt        If the same dye exists with different solution concentrations, the system will choose the

                          most suitable solution strength to use, using this parameter. For example, there are 3

                          bottles with the same dye solution but the concentrations are ten times different of each

                          other. Setting this parameter to 2 grams and we need the dye solution with the highest

                          concentration 0.25g, the middle one 2.5g and the other one 25g. Compare these three

                          bottles. If the tolerance is 0.02g, the acceptable inaccuracy of 0.25g one is 8% and the

                          others are 0.8% and 0.08% in sequence. So the system will choose the middle one.

                          Although the acceptable inaccuracy of the dye solution with the lowest concentration is the

                          smallest, but the consumption is the largest. So we can arrange the acceptable inaccuracy

                          and the consumption of dye solution by this parameter.


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Configuring AutoLab TF DP program – Recipe Settings (cont…)


Dispense wt limit         If any recipe that has a solution calculated with an amount to dispense higher than the value

                          set here, then it will be not be able to save such a recipe.

Min dispense wt           Any recipe that has a solution calculated with an amount to dispense lower than the value

                          set here will be considered an underflow recipe, and dependant on the “Underflow” setting

                          to the right of this setting, it may not be able to save such a recipe

Max dispense total        Any recipe that has a total amount of the recipe greater than the defined value here will be

                          considered an Overflow recipe, and dependant on the “Underflow” setting to the right of this

                          setting, it may not be able to save such a recipe.

Label descr for Water This determines the wording that is shown on the printout for water. Normally set to “Water”

                          But, for example for Textile print, where paste is dispensed instead of water, this label could

                          be changed to “Paste”

Industry                  This determines the dyeing/industry method. There are 3 options, “Exhaust Dyeing”,

                          “Continuous Dyeing” and “Textile Print”. Change the setting, the screen will also be

                          changed respectively.

Dispense Water            This determines whether water is dispensed in each recipe or not

Water disp.    Method Water (or other product dispensed from the water position) can be dispensed by valve,

                          injector, pump or Pump+Valve (P+V). This should normally be set to “Valve”

Recipe List order         “First”: the recipes created the first will on the top of input log in “Batch

                          Management”. “Last”: the recipes created first will on the bottom of input

                          log in “Batch Management”.

Auto create recipe        If recipe codes used are sequential, then enabling this option will automatically

                          create a sequential recipe code whenever a recipe is defined

Enable Prod Cod Selection List

                          Enabling the function, a drop-down combo list box in the product code field will allow
                          products to be selected from the list as well as manually typing in the product codes for
                          defining a recipe

Enable Product Name Selection List

                          Enabling the function, when defining a recipe the product required can also be selected by
                          product name, using a drop-down combo list box in the product name field

Allow Read from backup recipe data

                          This allows recipes to be recalled also from the recipe backups created by the

                          Backup option

Enable create new shot number when this recipe not dispensed yet.

                          Enabling the option, the shot number will be automatically increased by 1 when recalling a
                          recipe for modifying; even if the recipe has not been dispensed yet. Disabling this option,
                          only for recipes that have been dispensed, the shot code will be automatically increased.
                          Recalling and modifying an existing recipe, the previous current shot code will be amended;
                          a new shot code will not be generated


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Configuring AutoLab TF DP program – Recipe Settings (cont…)


Show a warning message if has an extend bottle be saved in a recipe

                          Enable the option, the program will show a warning message to tell the user there are
                          extend bottles in the recipe when saving the recipe.



List all recipes with shot number in the browse function

                          Enable the option, the program will list all shots of recipes when browsing recipes so users
                          can find out or delete a specific recipe shot.




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Configuring the AutoLab SPS program


SPS Parameters


Clicking on the Parameters button          a dialogue will appear, asking for password. Either the “customer-level”

password or “engineer-level” password can be used to access this option. If the “customer-level” password is used,

certain settings accessible only to engineers within this option will be disabled. The “Engineer” option button will be

only shown when the “engineer-level” password inputted.



Default:




Default Machine Code:                Machine number of the dispenser the SPS is linked to.

Default Amount to make:              This is the default capacity of solution bottle.

Default process code:                This is the default process code the system will propose when defining a new

                                     solution. The process code to use can be changed to another at the time of

                                     defining the solution



Prepare:




Hot water Temperature:               The temperature of hot water for this SPS system.

Cold Water Temperature:              The temperature of cold water.

Water Dispense Tolerance:            This is the tolerance for dispensing of water. Should be set to 0.10g

Min. Empty Bottle Weight:            Minimum empty solution bottle weight (with stirrer bar)

Max. Empty Bottle Weight:            Minimum empty solution bottle weight (with stirrer bar)

Add Dye Tolerance (+):               This determines the max amount of raw dye that can be added above the

                                     target weight. E.g. making 900cc of 1% solution, target is 9g, if tolerance set to

                                     5%, then max dye can add is 9.45g (which will make 945cc of solution)


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Configuring the SPS program (cont….)


SPS Parameters (cont…)


Add Dye – Tolerance (-):             This determines the max amount of raw dye that is acceptable below the target

                                     weight. E.g. making 900cc of 1% solution, target is 9g, if (-) tolerance set to

                                     10%, then min dye can add is 8.10g, which will make 810cc of solution.

Manual add Chem. Tolerance:          This is the tolerance for adding chemical manually when making a solution, e.g.

                                     tolerance 5%, target weight 10g, will allow addition of between 9.5 and 10.5g

Min. allowed amount of dye:          This is the minimum amount of raw dye that is allowed to be added for making a

                                     solution. If the amount required to make a solution is lower than this amount,

                                     and there is not a stronger solution strength available from which to make a

                                     dilution then the system will not allow to make that solution. This parameter is

                                     designed to ensure very weak solutions are not made by adding raw dye, which

                                     is inaccurate. 1g of raw dye using scale of 0.01g accuracy means inaccuracy of

                                     10%. This value should be set to 1g

Press ACK between steps:             When this option is set to Yes, whenever the system asks to put bottle on the

                                     scale, or after manually adding dye or chemical, the software will show a

                                     message asking the operator to confirm the action has been completed. When

                                     set to No, the system will automatically move to the next step without the need

                                     for the operator to confirm the action has been completed. Suggest setting to

                                     No for most customers.

Allow change of amt. to make:        If set top Yes, the operator can change to target amount of solution to make

                                     each time a solution is made. If set to No, the system will always make the

                                     default amount of solution, without asking the operator how much they want to

                                     make up.

Enable sound function:               When set to Yes, the system will give audible sound indication when the

                                     operator is manually adding raw dyestuff, indicating when the amount added is

                                     below tolerance, within tolerance and above tolerance.




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Configuring the SPS program (cont….)


SPS Parameters (cont…)


Mix:




Delta Tolerance after mix:           The acceptable tolerance of evaporation during mix set to 1.00g

Confirm mix result:                  When this option is set to Yes, after mixing a solution and putting the bottle

                                     back on the scale, the system will show a message, showing the weight of the

                                     bottle before mixing, and weight after, and ask the operator to confirm to

                                     continue to make the solution. If the option is set to No, this message will not be

                                     shown and the system will continue to make the solution without the necessity

                                     for the operator to confirm.

Auto select Mix position:            When this option is set to Yes, the system will automatically allocate a solution

                                     to mix into the next available mix position. For example if a solution is already

                                     mixing in position 1, and a new solution is prepared when requires a mix, the

                                     software will instruct the operator to put that solution in mix position 2. If set to

                                     No, the system will ask the operator to choose where to place the solution for

                                     mixing, so in the example above, the operator can choose to place the solution

                                     in mix position anywhere between 2 to 6.

Second Mix Enabled:                  When the option is set Yes, the system will automatically allocate a solution to
                                                                                    st
                                     be mixed to the second mix position if the 1 is full.

Solution Pre-Caution:




Low Stock Pre-Caution:               This is a precaution level, used to warn when a solution is about to run out of

                                     stock. In the browse option is SPS; there are two warning levels, low stock and

                                     low-precaution

Lifetime Pre-Caution Hour:           This is the precaution level to warn when a solution is about to run out of

                                     lifetime.




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Configuring the SPS program (cont….)


SPS Parameters (cont…)


Other:




Database Path:                       This is the database path where the SPS data is located. This is fixed, must not

                                     be changed.

Sound Wave Path:                     This is the sound wave path. This is fixed, must not be changed.

Scale Type:                          Used to select the type of scale connected to the SPS.




User Password:                       This is for defining the operator password, and it is set to NONE at the

                                     beginning.




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Configuring the SPS program (cont….)


Linking SPS database to Dispenser DP database


The database used for SPS is a separate database to that used for dispenser DP program. However the two

databases can be linked such that when a solution is defined in DP, the information is automatically updated in the

SPS database. To share solution data between dispensing program (AutoLab TF/TFC DP program) and solution

making program (AutoLab SPS program), a link first has to be defined and configured.



A network share first has to be created first, so that SPS PC can read data from the dispenser PC. Typically drive C:

on the dispenser PC should be mapped as drive G: on the SPS PC. Once this has been done, the SPS program

needs to be configured.



In SPS program, go to Parameters, Link setting:




 The directory where the link file on the dispenser PC is stored needs to be selected, by selecting the “Set Directory”

button. For Linking with AutoLabTF system, the default location should be: G:\AutoLabTF\Exchange\Machine.

For Linking with AutoLabTFC system, the default location should be: G:\AutoLabTFC\Exchange\Machine.

The linked file name is stock.x; the x represents the machine number to link to.



Once this has been set, then the link needs enabling. Do this by clicking on the Toggle Link button. The Link status

should then appear as “Linked”




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Linking SPS database to Dispenser DP database (cont…)


To check if the SPS system is correctly linked with TC/TFC system, in SPS program, click on the button                   in
the toolbar, and the screen below will appear:




If the PCs have been successfully linked, then “Linked” will appear.

Test by creating a solution in DP program, and then check to see if the data appears in SPS.



Note that when a solution is defined in DP, then the same solution information will be automatically updated in SPS

database. However the solution in SPS will have to be reselected, and the process to use for making that solution

and the dilute process will have to be defined for that solution, since the make solution process information is not

defined within DP programs.



Note also that any new solution data defined in SPS will NOT be automatically updated in the DP database.

Therefore it is important that all new solution data is first defined in DP, and the solution data recalled in SPS and

make process information then added.



The “Update” button on the “Solution Setup” screen in SPS is for executing an update of all the current solution data

from the DP database into the SPS database. This option should never need to be used, except for example where

there are discrepancies between the data defined in PD and that defined in SPS. Pressing this button will ensure

that both sets of database are synchronised, i.e. data from DP will update and overwrite the data in SPS



The “Backup” button on the “Solution Setup” screen in SPS is for backup SPS solution data. Click the button to enter

backup screen. The backup data is stored in the directory C:\AutoLabSPS\Database\Backup.



The “Restore” button on the “Solution Setup” screen in SPS is for restoring SPS solution data. Click the button to

enter restore screen. Select a backup data to restore.


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Configuring the SPS program (cont….)


Engineer settings


Click the “Engineer” button in SPS Parameters to get into the engineer set up. This can only be accessed if the

engineer password was used to enter the Parameter option.




Normally, for running the software at customer site, all the settings should same as above. The only setting you may

need to change is the RS232 setting.



RS232 Setting:

      Local/Remote:             This must always be set to Local

      COM Port:                 This defines the COM Port to which the SPS connects to the PC, normally COM1

      Baud rate:                This must be set to 57600, and the scale itself also set to 57600 baud

      Timeout (ms):             This must be set to 1000



Demo Mode Available:

If you want to run the program in demo mode (without system connected), you need to tick the option “Demo Mode

Available”, and then restart the program. Once the SPS program start, the option to run in demo mode will then

appear on the main screen




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Configuring the SPS program (cont….)


Calibration of dispense valves on SPS


To calibrate the dispense valves, clicking on the button,            the screen below will appear.




      Click on the button “Start”, ensuring a solution bottle is placed on the dispense scale, and the software will

      then calibrate all the valves.




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AutoLab Report

A new report program has been created to fulfill customer‟s request. This program has also been
requested by the Coats group, to be used in every Coats site running AutoLab TF. However the program
may be useful for other customers also. The program prints a report and summary of all dispensed
reports, by batch or by recipe, to be able to show the throughput of the dispenser. The program name is
ALTFREPORT.exe, stored under the DP folder.


The program will print reports and also export the data to an Excel spreadsheet of a pre-defined format
(this format is not changeable)


The program must run with AutoLab TF software, v 1.0.4 sr1 or higher (and v 1.0.4 beta 7),
because it needs to use a new database file “Dispensedlog.dbf”, which will be created automatically by
this version of software. And, because the data file is new, only the dispensed data after the software
has been upgraded to v 1.0.4 sr1 or v 1.0.4 beta 7 will be showed.


Only recipes dispensed since the new version of software is installed will be shown in the report. Old
dispensed recipes will not be shown, due to the fact that the new programs now create a new special
database when dispensing recipes for the purpose of this new report function.


There are 3 sections in the programs:
                   -    Batch Report
                   -    Recipe Report
                   -    Setup




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AutoLab Report (cont..)

BATCH REPORT:


      Here below is the Batch Report screen.




In batch report screen, users can filter the batches by selecting “User”, “Dispensing Date Range” and
“Dispense Result”. The way to use it is similar to DP history function.
Once the user chooses “User”, “Date Range” and “Dispensed Result”, next click the “Search” button.
The program will follow the condition you chose and find the batches by the set condition.
In the screen, the box on the left will show you the batches which were dispensed by the selected user in
the date range. The box will show you the information of “Batch Code”, “Dispensed Date” and
“Dispensed time”.
Select a batch and the recipes in the batch will appear in the box in the middle. The box in the middle will
show you the “Recipe Code” and “Shot No.” information.
Select a recipe in the middle box and the recipe detail will appear in the box on the right.
Click “Excel” button, the program will export the batch report excel file to the appointed directory. User
can set the directory in “Setup” page.
Click “Print” button, the program will print a hard copy of the batch report.




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AutoLab Report (cont..)

                                                   1




                                                                             2




                                                                        3


Report Head:
Report Period: The selected range of dispensed Batch.
Good/Bad/All: The dispensed status of batches in the selected range; and
Date printed:      The current printing date/time.
Contents. It shows the details of selected batches.
Date:              The dispensed date of the batches in the selected range.
Batch:             The code of the batches in the selected range.
Time:              The dispensed time of the selected batches
Recipe Code: The recipe codes of the recipes in the selected batches
Recipe Names: The recipe names of the recipes in the selected batches
Error:       The dispensed status of the recipes in the selected batches. An error dispensed recipe will
have a “*” symbol in this field.
Shot No: The Shot Number of the recipes in the selected batches.
Statistic information:
TOTAL:       How many Batches and Recipes are in the selected range on this page.
Grand Total:       How many Batches and Recipes are in the selected range totally.
Page No.: Page number of the current page.


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AutoLab Report (cont..)

RECIPE REPORT:


Here below is the Recipe Report screen:




In recipe report, you can filter the recipes by “Dispensing Date Range” and “Dispensed Result”. Or if you
need find a specific recipe, you can key in the recipe code in “Select Recipe Code” box. The recipe you
want to find will appear.


Once choose “Date Range” and “Dispensed Result”, click “Search” button. The program will follow the
condition you choose and find out the recipes by the set condition.
In the screen, the box on the left will show you the recipes which dispensed in the selected data range.
The box will show you the “recipe code”, “Shot No.” and “Dispensed Date” information.
Select a recipe and the batch which content the recipe will appear in the box in the middle. The box in
the middle will show you the “Batch Code” If the recipe with the shot number has been dispensed in
more than one different batch, all the batches will appear in the box in the middle.
Select a batch in the middle box and the recipe detail of the specific dispensing will appear in the box on
the right.
Click “Excel” button, the program will export the batch report excel file to the appointed directory. User
can set the directory in “Setup” page.
Click “Print” button, the program will print a hard copy of batch report.




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                                                       1




                                                                                                             2




                                     Grand Total:
                                        Recipes Count (Shots not included)
                                        Batches count
                                        Recipe shots count




                                                                                                     3


Report Head:
Report Period: The selected range of dispensed Batch.
Good/Bad/All: The dispensed status of batches in the selected range; and
Date printed:      The current printing date/time.
Contents. It shows the details of selected recipes.
Recipe Code: The recipe codes of the recipes in the selected range
Recipe Names: The recipe names of the recipes in the selected range
Error:       The dispensed status of the recipes in the selected range. An error dispensed recipe will have
a “*” symbol in this field.
Batch:             The code of the batches of the recipes in the selected range.
Shot No:           The Shot Number of the recipes in the selected batches.
Date:              The dispensed date of the recipes in the selected range.
Time:              The dispensed time of the recipes in the selected range


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AutoLab Report (cont..)

Statistic information:
TOTAL:       How many Batches each selected recipe had been included, and how many times each
selected recipe had been dispensed on this page.
Grand Total:
Recipes Count:            Total number of recipes (shots not included) is in the selected range.
Batches Count:            Total number of batches of the selected recipes was included.
Recipe shots Count: Totally, how many times the selected recipes have been dispensed (shots
included).
Average Shots: The result of Recipe shots Count over the Recipe Count. Based on the results, users
can analyze the throughput, how many times they modified and dispensed the recipe to get the correct
color.
Page No.: The current page number.




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AutoLab Report (cont..)

SETUP:


      Here below is the setup screen:




Printer Setup: it will open the Windows printer setup dialogue for setting the printer options.
Excel Export Setup: Is for setting the path and the file name for exporting Excel reports. The file name
must end with .csv extension name.




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Label printout
A new function has been created to fulfill a special request for a customer, Durkan. It is special for the
customer to print a basic dispense recipe label, and print just the recipe code and name on label paper
immediately after the recipe is dispensed. There is one new program called LabelPrintOut.exe, under
the Control folder.
The program must to run with AutoLab TF software, v 1.0.4sr1 or higher version.
To make the report program work, you need to make the settings as below:
Label Printout Program
Run the LabelPrintOut.exe program to set the printer, font and the space between recipe code and
Recipe name to fit with the format of the paper size setup.




When opening the “LabelPrintOut” program for the first time, users need to define the printer which is to
be used for printing the label by selecting the “Current Printer”. Click “Change” button beside “Current
Printer”, it will show the standard Windows printer setup screen.


Users can also change the font of the printed label by selecting the “Current Font”. Click “Change” button
beside “Current Font”, it will show the standard Windows font setup screen.


The “Color Name Position” is for setting the distance between “Recipe Code” and “Color Name” on the
printed label. If you choose “1” the distance between “Recipe Code” and “Color Name” will be 2.0 inches.
If the setting is 2, the distance between “Recipe Code” and “Color Name” will be 2.2 inches. One extra
scale will add 0.2 inch.


After setting up, click “Test” button to test.




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Label printout (cont…)

AutoLab Ctrl Program


Enter “Printer Setup” in “Tools” function in AutoLab Ctrl program, you can see a new printer configuration
setting “Enable special dispense label printout?” Enable this function, the program will search the
“LabelPrintOut” program and the Ctrl program will follow the program setting to print out the label.


If users need to print standard reports also, they can also enable the other 2 options, “Print dispense
report” and “Print recipe detail”. The program will use the default printer to print the standard report.




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Description of directories, database and files in AutoLab TF software

Description of directories


AutoLab TF:        AutoLab TF dispenser with no conveyor (TF-40, 40P, 80, 80P, 120, 120P, 160, 160P)

All programs are stored in the directory C:\AutoLabTF. There are 3 major subdirectories, and the rest are language

folders:

1.          C:\ AutoLabTF\DP

2.          C:\ AutoLabTF\Exchange

3.          C:\ AutoLabTF\Control



AutoLab TF:        AutoLab TF dispenser with conveyor (TF-88, 88P, 128, 128P, 168, 168P)

All programs are stored in the directory C:\AutoLabTFC. There are 3 major subdirectories, and the rest are language

folders:

1.          C:\ AutoLabTFC\DP

2.          C:\ AutoLabTFC\Exchange

3.          C:\ AutoLabTFC\Control



AutoLab SPS:       AutoLab SPS solution maker.

All programs are stored in the directory C:\AutoLabSPS. There are 2 major subdirectories, and the rest are language

folders:

1.          C:\ AutoLabSPS\DATABASE

2.          C:\ AutoLabSPS\WAV




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Description of directories, database and files in AutoLab TF software (cont…)
Language directories:

Each language has its own directory, under the following directories:

1.               DP programs for TF and TFC (C:\ AutoLabTF\DP\ and C:\ AutoLabTFC\DP)

2.               Dispenser Control programs for TF and TFC (C:\ AutoLabTF\Control and C:\ AutoLabTFC\Control\

3.               SPS solution maker control program (C:\ AutoLabSPS)



The language directories under these directories are as below:



       loc:        Can be used for localised translations, different to the standard languages already defined.

       eng:        English. This is the default setting for any new installation

       big:        Traditional Chinese

       gb:         Simplified Chinese

       kor:        Korean

       TH          Thai

       IND:        Indonesian

       SPA:        Spanish

       FR:         French

       GER:        German

       ITA:        Italian

       JP:         Japanese

       VN:         Vietnam

       MY:         Malaysia

       SA:         Saudi Arabia

       POR:        Portuguese

       DUT:        Dutch

       TUR:        Turkish

       HER:        Hebrew

       GER:        German

       CZ:         Czech



     Under each language directory, there is a file which contains all the translation strings, eg AutoLabTFCDp.xxx.

     The file extension name “xxx” indicate the language type. For example: AutoLabTFCDp.eng is English,

     AutoLabTFCDp.big is Traditional Chinese and AutoLabTFCDp.gb is Simplify Chinese.




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Description of directories, database and files in AutoLab TF software (cont…)


Description of files


Files in DP programs


Under C:\AutoLabTF\DP

Programs:

AutoLabTFDp.exe           AutoLabTF DP program.

str_edit.exe              Program for translating strings/words



Under C:\AutoLabTFC\DP

Programs:
AutoLabTFCDp.exe          AutoLabTFC DP program.

str_edit.exe              Program for translating strings/words



Under directories AutoLabTF\DP and AutolabTFC\DP

Database files:

Material.dbf       Dyestuff product data

Mat_Grp1.dbf       Solution group header data

Mat_Grp2.dbf       Solution group detail data

Recipe.dbf         Recipe header data

Recipe1.dbf        Recipe configuration settings (sample weight, liquor ratio, dispense water (Y/N), etc)

Recipe2.dbf        Recipe product details (recipe code, concentration, target weight, actual dispense weight etc)

TmpRcp.dbf         Recipes ready to be added to batch

UserData.dbf       User data

PreBatch.dbf       Contains list of recipes added to pre-batch

WrkBatch.dbf       Contains list of recipes added to dispense working batch

DisBatch.dbf       Contains list of recipes dispensed



There are also 3 “Recipe*.mdx”, files, which index files, used for faster data searching.

They are not be included in the install disk, but are created when first starting the DP program.



The other remaining .dbf files are all used for temporary storing of data.



The entire database will be automatically re-created if not present when starting the DP program. Also any individual

missing file will also be recreated if missing, when starting the DP program.




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Description of directories, database and files in AutoLab TF software (cont…)


Description of files (cont…)


Parameters file (AutoLabTFCDp.ini/AutoLabTFDp.ini):


The configuration settings are stored in these files:



      [Language]                 Language.

      [MaterialDefault]          Material default settings.

      [GrpDefault]               Solution data default settings.

      [RcpDefault]               Recipe default settings.

      [Path]                     Data drive/path

      [DataType]                 Settings of import/export data type

      [Machine]                  Machine number.

      [Transfer]                 Data transfer settings.

      [PrtDriver]                Printer settings.

      [Container]                Dye pot type.



Balance.ini:

            The settings of fabric are stored in the Balance.ini. If the option of fabric scale is not selected, the file is

            un-useful.

Others:

          Image files:

               Bmark1.bmp and Bmark3.bmp. The Bmark1.bmp (green one) for showing the bottles with stock above

               the low level. The Bmark3.bmp for showing the bottles which stock is under low level.

               Bottles 1 to 3 (green, yellow and red) are for showing the current stock.

          Langpkg.bpl:

               It works as a bridge for multi-language.

          Borlndmm.dll and stlpmt45.dll

               File for BCB 6.

          Dbu.exe

               Program for checking/modify the database.




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Description of directories, database and files in AutoLab TF software (cont…)


Description of files (cont…)


Files under C:\AutoLabTF \ Exchange and C:\AutoLabTFC\Exchange


It is as the bridge of data transferring between Control and DP.



PreBatch:

Moving a batch from Pre-Batch (in Current Batch Management) to (Current Work Batch), a *.A file will be

created.



           There are 8 bits for the *.A file name. The first 3 bits represents the day, and the rest 5 bits represent the

           seconds of the day. For example, the date is 2/12 2004, and time is 10:15AM, the file name should be

           04329415.A. It is for dispensing the batch immediately.

           If you set the start time for dispensing a batch, for example, the start time is set to 2/13

           For every 5 seconds, the Control program will scan the directory to see if there is *.A file present.

CompleteBatch:

           After dispensing of a batch of recipes are finished. The Control program will create a *.ok file with all the

           information about the recipes have been dispensed under the directory.

           The DP will scan the directory for every 2 minutes, and using the information inside *.ok file to create the

           dispensing record

Machine:

       When TFC/TF and SPS are networked, the stock.x under the directory is used for exchanging the solution

       data. The extension “x” represents machine number.




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Description of directories, database and files in AutoLab TF software (cont…)

Description of files (cont…)


Files under C:\AutoLabTF\Control and C:\AutoLab\TFC\Control

Parameter settings (AutoLabTFCtrl.ini):
                                                                    st
           [Section_1]:          coordinate of 4 corners of the 1 bottle tray (bottles 1 to 40).
                                                                    nd
           [Section_2]:          coordinate of 4 corners of the 2        bottle tray (bottles 41 to 80).
                                                                    rd
           [Section_3]:          coordinate of 4 corners of the 3 bottle tray (bottles 81 to 120).

           [Positions]:          The X, Y positions of solution bottles.

               [Timerable_Input]: Timing setting for faulty sensors (auxiliaries back positions, grab hand up and down
               positions).
                                                                                      st
               [Cup_Container_Type_1_Section]:            The X, Y position of 1 dye pot adapter.
                                                                                      nd
               [Cup_Container_Type_2_Section]:            The X, Y position of 2           dye pot adapter.
                                                                                      rd
               [Cup_Container_Type_3_Section]:            The X, Y position of 3 dye pot adapter.
                                                                                      th
               [Cup_Container_Type_4_Section]:            The X, Y position of 4 dye pot adapter.

           [Specific Wt]:        The specific gravity of solutions.

           [AuxFeeding]:         Aux/Water refill settings.

           [System]:             The rest system parameters cannot be classified.

*.prm files:

                                                                                                                              nd
For storing the auxiliaries dispensing head calibration data. For example: B2-F.prm, it is the calibration data of 2
dispensing position at B zone in front position.

Others:

          i.      Langpkg.bpl: It works as a bridge for multi-language.

        ii.       Borlndmm.dll and stlpmt45.dll: File for BCB 6.

       iii.       Injector.prm: The calibration data of injectors. (SHOULD NOT be deleted).




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Description of directories, database and files in AutoLab TF software (cont…)

Files under C:\AutoLabTF \SPS

AutoLabSPS.exe: AutoLabTF solution making program.

str_edit.exe: AutoLabTF program wordings/strings translation program.

Parameter file (AutoLabSPS.ini): The configuration settings are stored in this file.

Database files (under the folder “C:\AutoLabSPS\DATABASE”)

             Material.x dyestuff data. The extension “x” represents machine number.

             Process.x     is process file. “x” represents the name of the process.




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