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SamplerSight-PHARMA

User Guide

P/N 1000008497

SamplerSight-Pharma
User Guide

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P/N 1000008497 Rev H

SamplerSight-Pharma User Guide


P/N 1000008497 Rev H
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and expectations of our customers and to align the activities of all employees with the
common focus of customer satisfaction through continuous improvement in the quality of
our products and services.

Manual Conventions
WARNING
A warning in the text is used to notify the user of the potential for bodily injury or
death.

CAUTION
A caution in the text is used to highlight an item that if not done, or incorrectly
done, could damage the instrument and/or any materials or devices affected by
the instrument.

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NOTICE
A notice in the text is an instructional communication regarding requirements or
policies issued by Particle Measuring Systems.
NOTE: A note in the text is used to highlight an item that is of
operational importance to the user.

It is important that you observe cautions and warnings while performing the procedures
described in this manual. Caution and warning labels are located on and inside the
instrument to alert you to potentially hazardous conditions. Please familiarize yourself
with this information.

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Contents - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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List of Figures - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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Chapter 1: Introduction - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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Chapter 2: Selecting the Instrument - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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Chapter 3: Security - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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Chapter 4: Connecting RS-485 or RS-232 Samplers and Sensors - - - - - -

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Chapter 5: Sample Configuration RS-485 and RS-232 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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Chapter 6: Limits - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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Chapter 7: Display Configuration: Display, Labels, Channels, Samples- -

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Chapter 8: Sampling Operations - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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Chapter 9: Viewing and Exporting Collected Data - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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Chapter 10: Jobs - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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Chapter 11: Activity Log - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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Chapter 12: Calibration - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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Appendix A:

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Standard Report Samples - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Index - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Index-1

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Chapter 1: Introduction - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Hardware Requirements- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Software Requirements - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Installation- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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Chapter 2: Selecting the Instrument - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 2-1


Selecting the Instrument- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 2-1
Changing the Instrument Selection - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 2-4
Chapter 3: Security - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Groups - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Add a Group Definition - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Change a Groups Privileges - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Delete at Group Definition - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Lock a User Out of a Group- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Users - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Add a User Definition - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Settings - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Log On Settings- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Password Settings - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Automatic Log Off Settings- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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Chapter 4: Connecting RS-485 or RS-232 Samplers and Sensors - - - - - Prerequisites: - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Physical Connections- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Communication Connection - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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Chapter 5: Sample Configuration RS-485 and RS-232 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - About Sample Labels - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Change the Default Labels - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Add a Sample Configuration- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Syringe Sample Configuration Window - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - RS-485 Sample Configuration Window- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Configure Sample Channels - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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Chapter 6: Limits - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 6-1


Run-time Limits Notification - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 6-1
Limits Reports Notification - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 6-1
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Limits Tabular Notification- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Limits Time Plot Notification - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Configuring SamplerSight-Pharma to Use Limits - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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Chapter 7: Display Configuration: Display, Labels, Channels, Samples- Configuring Display - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Configuring Display Labels - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Configuring Display Channels - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Configuring Display Samples - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Configuring Display Reports - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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Chapter 8: Sampling Operations - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Start Sampling - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Stop Sampling - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Main Display - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Tabular Display - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Sample Status - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Histogram Display - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Time Plot Display - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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Chapter 9: Viewing and Exporting Collected Data - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - About the Size of Data Files - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Data Review- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Setting the Sample Period to be Viewed - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Setting Data Filters- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Data Review Display - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Reports - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Common Report Features - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Reports Window Toolbar - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Report Selection - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Report Title- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Seeing Data in a Different Report Format - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Navigating within a Report - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Viewing Time Plots- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Highlighting a Plot Line - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Plot Point Details - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Changing the Plots Appearance- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Changing the Plots Appearance from the Toolbar- - - - - - - - - - - - Changing the Plots Appearance by Right-Clicking - - - - - - - - - - - Disabled Buttons and Icons - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Exporting Reports - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Exporting Data in CSV File Format - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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Chapter 10: Jobs - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Report Job Configuration - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - New Report Job - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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New Report CSV File- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Enabling or Disabling a Job - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Modifying a Jobs Configuration - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Deleting a Job - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Job Queue - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Deleting Jobs in the Queue - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Full Job Queue - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Closing SamplerSight-Pharma while Jobs are in the Queue - - - - - - Viewing the Job Queue- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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Chapter 11: Activity Log - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Viewing the Activity Log- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Retrieve Past Logs - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Sort Activity Log Events - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Add Notes to a Log - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - View a Truncated Description- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - View Events in Real Time - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Print or Export Activity Log - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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Chapter 12: Calibration - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - What Instruments Can Be User-Calibrated? - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - When Should the Instrument Be Calibrated? - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Prerequisites - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Prepare for Calibration- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Flush the Sampler and Sample Supply Tube- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Prepare Sample Containers - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Calibrate the LiQuilaz-E - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Stopping Calibration before Completion- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Verify Calibration - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - View Calibration Data - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - View Data for a Single Flow Rate - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - View Data for All Flow Rates - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - View Most Recent Data for a Single Flow Rate - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Send Data to the Instrument- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - View Calibration Report - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Change Report Title - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Print Calibration Report - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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Appendix A:

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Standard Report Samples - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Histogram Data - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Statistics Data - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Series Average Data - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Series Average - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Series Total Data - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Series Total - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Horizontal Statistics Data - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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Horizontal Statistics- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Statistics Vertical Data- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Statistics Vertical - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Tabular Data - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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Index - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Index-1

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Chapter 1:

Introduction - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1-1

Chapter 2:

Selecting the Instrument - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 2-1

Figure 2-1
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Chapter 3:

Security - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 3-1

Figure 3-1
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Chapter 4:

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Sampler: Syringe configuration window- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 4-2


RS-485 Device Configuration window - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 4-3

Sample Configuration RS-485 and RS-232 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 5-1

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SamplerSight-Pharma Configure menu - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Security Configuration window, Groups tab - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Security Group Configuration window - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - SamplerSight-Pharma Configure menu - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Security Configuration window, Groups tab - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Security Group Configuration window - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - SamplerSight-Pharma Configure menu - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Security Configuration window, Users tab - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - SamplerSight-Pharma Configure menu - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - SamplerSight-Pharma Configure menu - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Security Configuration window, Users tab - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Security User Configuration window - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - SamplerSight-Pharma Configure menu - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Security Configuration window, Settings tab - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Connecting RS-485 or RS-232 Samplers and Sensors - - - - - - - - - - - - 4-1

Figure 4-1
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Chapter 5:

Instrument Selection window - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 2-1


List box in the Instrument Selection window - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 2-1
Main Display window. Notice the sampler name in the Instrument field 2-3
Start menu item SamplerSight-Pharma - Select Instrument - - - - - 2-4

Sample Configuration: USP<788>LVP window - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Sample Configuration window - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - New Sample Configuration Name window - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Sample Configuration window - Syringe - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Sample Configuration window - RS-485 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - LiQuilaz S02 Sample Configuration window, Channels tab - - - - - - -

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Chapter 1
Introduction
SamplerSight-Pharma software enables the user to perform
the following functions:
Connect to and control a single particle counters
sampling parameters
Start and stop sampling
Store and archive sample data to user-specified location
View real-time data
Automatically print sample data
Retrieve historical data for review and printing
Automatically generate customized reports
Notify the user when user-defined particle limit
parameters are exceeded

Hardware Requirements
A desktop or laptop PC that supports Windows XP or Windows 7
A hard disk with at least 16 gigabytes of available space
A minimum of 1 gigabyte of RAM for 32-bit OS
A minimum of 2 gigabytes of RAM for 64-bit OS
Access to a printer
Monitor
Mouse
Keyboard
An available USB port for software license key

Software Requirements
Windows XP or Windows 7

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Installation

Installation
The SamplerSight-Pharma installation program installs the complete program on your
hard drive and places a SamplerSight-Pharma shortcut icon on your computers
Desktop.
>> To install SamplerSight:
1 Insert the CD labeled SamplerSight into the CD drive.
2 Open the ReadMe.txt file on the CD prior to installation to see if there are any special

procedures for your operating system.

3 Run Setup.exe

The installation program will by default install the SamplerSight-Pharma application


on your hard drive in C:/Program Files/ParticleMeasuring/SamplerSight/.

4 After installing SamplerSight, insert the HASP key into an available USB port.

This is the license that will enable the program to run.

5 Return to the Desktop and double-click the SamplerSight-Pharma icon

the program.

to start

NOTE: About required user-privileges - Software installation can only be


performed by a user with Administrator or Power user system
privileges.
Users also need Power user privileges to run the software so that data
can be written to the database.
If the software will be used by accounts other than the installing user
account, those user accounts must be given privileges to the SQL
database using SQL Express (included on the
SamplerSight-Pharma installation CD).

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Chapter 2
Selecting the Instrument
Selecting the sampler you want SamplerSight software to communicate with is typically
done only once. Subsequent use of the software automatically loads information about the
selected instrument and the selection window is not displayed.
Changing the Instrument Selection on page 2-4 describes how users can change the

sampler selection.

Selecting the Instrument


SamplerSight-Pharma is designed to control one user-selected instrument, and the first
time SamplerSight-Pharma is started it will prompt the user to select the correct
instrument.
>> To select the instrument SamplerSight-Pharma will be controlling:
1 Start the PC.
2 Double-click the SamplerSight-Pharma software icon.

The program will start and the Instrument Selection window appears (see Figure 2-1).

Figure 2-1 Instrument Selection window


3 From the list box in the Instrument Selection

window, select the sampler to be used with


SamplerSight-Pharma (see Figure 2-2).
For the Sensor: RS-485 choices, refer to the
list in Table 2-1 on page 2-2.

Figure 2-2 List box in the Instrument Selection window

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Table 2-1
Sensor: RS-485

Selecting the Instrument

Sensors related to the RS-485 instrument selections

Select this option in the Instrument Selection for the following


sensors: (on-line operation)
LiQuilaz-E15
LiQuilaz-E20
LiQuilaz-S02
LiQuilaz-S03
LiQuilaz-S05

CAUTION
Before clicking the OK button in the Instrument Selection window, ensure that the
correct sampler has been selected.
If the selection was incorrect, see Changing the Instrument Selection on page 2-4.
4 Click the OK button in the Instrument Selection window.
5 The Instrument Selection window closes and after a brief pause the SamplerSightPharma Main Display window appears (see Figure 2-3 on page 2-3).
Notice that the name of the chosen sampler displays on the top line of the Instrument/
Sample status information area.
6 The next step is to configure the instrument for specific sampling requirements.

The available configuration options are automatically set to support the instrument you
selected in the previous steps.

7 In all cases, once the instrument has been selected on the Main Display window, select
Configure > Instrument on the menu bar and the instruments configuration window

will appear.

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Chapter 2 Selecting the Instrument

Figure 2-3 Main Display window. Notice the sampler name in the Instrument field

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Changing the Instrument Selection

Changing the Instrument Selection


Use the following instructions to change to a different instrument or to switch out of demo
mode.
Sampler: Demo is an instrument mode that can be used for demonstration of
SamplerSight's features or for training. Once it has been selected, the Instrument
Selection window will not automatically open to allow selection of an actual instrument;
SamplerSight-Pharma must then be reset to allow the Instrument Selection window
to become available.
>> To reset SamplerSight-Pharma from the current instrument selection:
1 Close SamplerSight.
2 Click the Start button on the PC's bottom status bar.
3 Navigate to All Programs>Particle Measuring (see Figure 2-4).

Figure 2-4 Start menu item SamplerSight-Pharma - Select Instrument


4 Highlight SamplerSight-Pharma - Select Instrument and click.
SamplerSight-Pharma will open with the Instrument Selection window active (see
Figure 2-1 on page 2-1).
5 Select the instrument in the Instrument Selection window as described in Selecting
the Instrument on page 2-1 and then click the OK button.
6 Click the OK button in the Instrument Selection window.
The Instrument Selection window closes, and after a brief pause the SamplerSightPharma Main Display window appears.

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Chapter 3
Security
The SamplerSight-Pharma security system controls the following functions.
Who can log on.
What privileges they have (what they can do) while logged on.
Each users password, the minimum length of a password, and how long a password is
valid.
Whether SamplerSight-Pharma will automatically log off inactive users and how they
will be logged off.

Groups
Each Group represents a list of privileges. Each member of a Group will have all the
privileges of the Group. Groups can be added, modified and deleted if the current user has
that privilege. The Administrators Group cannot be deleted. A Group report is available
that shows all the configured Groups.
NOTE: Because individual users get their software privileges from the
Group they are a part of, the Groups should be created first.

Add a Group Definition


>> To configure (Add) a Group:
1 From the Main Display window select Configure > Security.
The Security Configuration window appears (see Figure 3-2

on page 3-2).

Figure 3-1 SamplerSight-Pharma Configure menu

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Groups

2 Click the Groups tab in the Security Configuration window (see Figure 3-2).

Figure 3-2 Security Configuration window, Groups tab


3 Click the Add button in the Groups tab of the Security Configuration window to open
the Security Group Configuration window (see Figure 3-3).

Figure 3-3 Security Group Configuration window


4 Type the Group name into the Group Name field of the
Security Group Configuration window.

For ease of use, make the name meaningful.

5 Use the check boxes to set the privileges for the Group.

Note that each category has a second level of privileges.


Checking the first level boxes enables all the second level
privileges.
6 Click the OK button in the Security Group Configuration
window to save the Group settings and return to the Security
Configuration window Groups tab.
7 Click the OK button in the Security Configuration window to save the Group.

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Change a Groups Privileges


>> To change a Groups privileges:
1 From the menu bar, select Configure > Security.
The Security Configuration window, Users tab

appears.
2 Click the Groups tab in the Security Configuration
window.

Figure 3-4 SamplerSight-Pharma Configure menu


3 In the Groups tab of the Security Configuration window, select the Group you want
to change by clicking on it (see Figure 3-5).

Figure 3-5 Security Configuration window, Groups tab


4 In the Groups tab of the Security Configuration window, click the Modify button.
The Security Group Configuration window appears (see ).
5 Change the privileges as needed,
then click the OK button in the
Security Group Configuration

window.
The privileges will be changed for
all members of the Group.
For example, assume that the
Cleanroom 204 Groups privileges
appear as shown in Figure 3-6:
The clear Directory Configuration
check box means that some or all the
directory configuration privileges
are disabled.
Figure 3-6 Security Group Configuration window

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Groups

Delete at Group Definition


>> To delete a Group:
1 From the menu bar, select Configure > Security (see Figure
3-7).
The Security Configuration window appears.

Figure 3-7 SamplerSight-Pharma Configure menu


2 From the Security Configuration window, Users
tab (see Figure 3-8) select each member of the Group

and either delete the member or change the users


parent Group.
As the cursor is moved over a user, a pull-down
Group List will become available.

Figure 3-8 Security Configuration window, Users tab


3 Open the list and select the Group you want to move the user to.
NOTE: A Group cannot be deleted until all members (users) of the
Group are removed from the Group.
4 After all users have been removed from the Group, click the Groups tab in the Security
Configuration window.
5 From the Security Configuration window, Groups tab, click the Group to be deleted
and then click the Delete button.
6 Click the OK button in the Security Configuration window, Groups tab.
The window closes and the Main Display window appears.

Lock a User Out of a Group


>> To lock out a user without deleting the user:
1 From the Main Display window select
Configure > Security (see Figure 3-9).
The Security Configuration window appears.

Figure 3-9 SamplerSight-Pharma Configure menu


2 In the User column of the Security Configuration window, Users tab (see Figure
3-8), find the user to be disabled.
3 In the Enabled column of the Security Configuration window, Users tab (see Figure
3-8), clear the check box to the left of the user by clicking in the check box.

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Users

Chapter 3 Security

Users
When SamplerSight-Pharma is first installed, a Default User and an Administrator user
are created in the Administrators Group. The Administrators Group has all privileges
enabled. Both users start without passwords, but they should be assigned a unique
password as soon as possible.
Each user belongs to a Group which determines the users privileges. In other words, a set
of privileges is set for each Group and any member of that Group has all the privileges of
the Group. Each user should be assigned a unique password. Users can be added,
modified and deleted if the current user has that privilege. Any user can be deleted with
the following exceptions:
The Default User cannot be deleted.
The last user in the Administrators Group cannot be deleted.
A user report is available that shows all the configured users.

Add a User Definition


>> To add a user:
1 From the Main Display window menu bar select
Configure > Security.
The Security Configuration window appears
(see Figure 3-11).
Figure 3-10 SamplerSight-Pharma Configure menu

Figure 3-11 Security Configuration window, Users tab


NOTE: On first use after installation, only the Administrators group is configured.
Refer to Groups on page 3-1 for information on configuring other groups or
for importing groups configured in prior versions of SamplerSight.

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2 Click the Add button in the Security Configuration window, Users tab (see Figure
3-8).
The Security User Configuration window appears (see Figure 3-12).

Figure 3-12 Security User Configuration window


3 Type the user name into the User Name field of the Security User Configuration

window.
4 Select the Group the user will belong toand whose privileges will apply.
1

NOTE: If the appropriate Group has not already been created, the new user
can be added to the Administrators Group temporarily and then
switched to the correct Group later.
Do not forget to switch the user to the appropriate Group.
5 Type the users password in the Password field.
6 Type the users password in the Verify Password field.
7 Click the OK button in the Security User Configuration window to close it.

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Chapter 3 Security

Settings
The security settings define the minimum number of password characters, how many days
a password is valid, automatic log off, etc. These can be modified if the user has that
privilege.
>> To configure Settings:
1 From the Main Display window select Configure > Security.
The Security Configuration window appears (see Figure
3-14).
2 Click the Settings tab in the Security Configuration window
(see Figure 3-14).
Figure 3-13 SamplerSight-Pharma Configure menu

Figure 3-14 Security Configuration window, Settings tab

Log On Settings
The application starts with the Default User logged on. Another user can log on by
selecting the File > Log On menu item.
In the Log On panel of the Security Configuration window, Settings tab:
Initial log on required

If this check box is selected, the log on window opens


when the application starts. Otherwise, the user can open
the log on window by clicking File > Log On on the
menu bar

Number of failed log on attempts


before notification

This user-determined field sets the number of consecutive


failed log on attempts, which if exceeded, will cause a
notification to be generated on the monitor and add a note
to the event log.
When the number of failed log on attempts is exceeded,
the user will be denied the capability to log on.
To clear the access denial, a member of the
Administrators Group must log on.

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Password Settings
In the Passwords panel of the Security Configuration window, Settings tab:
Minimum number of characters

This field sets the minimum number of characters required


for a password. Consult with your computer security
personnel for the appropriate setting.

Days between changes

Sets the maximum number of days that a password will be


valid. Consult with your computer security personnel for
the appropriate setting. Before expiration, a window will
automatically display, warning that the users password
will soon expire.

Automatic Log Off Settings


When enabled, this feature logs off the current user after a user-set duration of inactivity.
Automatic Log Off closes all windows and opens the Log On window. Activity is
defined as pressing any key or moving the mouse.
In the Automatic Log Off panel of the Security Configuration window, Settings tab:
Enabled

This box must be checked to enable the automatic Log off


feature.

Inactive minutes before log off

The value in this field determines the number of inactive


minutes that will trigger the Automatic Log off feature.

Enabling the Automatic Log Off feature does not affect the users ability to log off by
selecting the File > Log Off menu item.

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Chapter 4
Connecting RS-485 or RS-232 Samplers and
Sensors
In this chapter, Connecting refers to the steps necessary to enable the sampler to
communicate with the application and the sensor.
SamplerSight-Pharma supports the following RS-485 instruments:
Syringe
RS-485
NOTE: The word sampler refers to each and all of the listed samplers.

Prerequisites:
SamplerSight-Pharma has been correctly loaded on the PC.
One of the instruments listed above has been selected (see Chapter 2 Selecting the
Instrument).

Physical Connections
1 See the appropriate operators manual for the selected instrument to ensure all

connections have been correctly completed. For additional support, contact your
Particle Measuring Systems representative.

2 Ensure that:

the instrument is already powered,


the communications cable is connected, and
tubing is connected.
3 Start the PC.
4 Start SamplerSight-Pharma by double-clicking its icon

on the PC desktop.

The SamplerSight-Pharma Main Display window will open.

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Communication Connection

Communication Connection
Communication configuration includes the following tasks:
Disabling communications between the PC and the sampler.
Specifying the sensor (particle counter) that is used with the sampler and setting
communication port addresses.
Enabling communications.
Verifying that communication has been established.
>> To disable communications:
1 From the Main Display window, click Configure > Instrument.

The samplers configuration window appears (see Figure 4-1).

Figure 4-1 Sampler: Syringe configuration window


Enables communications between the PC and the sampler.
Disables communications between the PC and the sampler, stops communications
through the serial port, and stops SamplerSight-Pharma from polling the supported
sensors.
Finishes the sample, causes a purge and drain as needed and then stops the sampler.
Causes a dead stop. The sampler stops immediately and completely. No purge or
drain occurs.
Causes a dead stop. The sampler stops immediately and completely. No purge or
drain occurs. Resets all communications.

WARNING
Pressing the Halt or Reset button will leave the sampler in an unknown state of
fluid containment. Use these buttons only to stop a dangerous condition.

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This data box displays information about the sampler.

Sample Information

This data box displays information about the current sample.

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2 Click Configure in the samplers configuration window.

The RS-485 Device Configuration window appears (see Figure 4-2).

Figure 4-2 RS-485 Device Configuration window


Sensor Type:
Serial Port:

Address Sensor:
Address Sampler:

The type of sensor used with the sampler.


The PC's serial port to which the communication cable is connected. Many
new computers are not supplied with serial ports. These computers will
require a USB - Serial converter, which will be assigned a port number that
is generally greater than 1. Check the computer's control panel to determine
the available serial port numbers and select the one connected to the
instrument.
The address of the sensor (usually 1).
The address of the sampler (usually 0).

NOTE: Address Sampler appears as a field item only when the instrument
selected at first application start is one that has its own sampler.
For example, Sampler: Syringe.
3 From the Sensor Type: list box, select the sensor used

with the sampler.

NOTE: Do not select the option None. Also, it is very important to select the
correct sensor type.
NOTE: For the remainder of these instructions, assume the LiQuilaz-E20 was
chosen.
4 Set the Serial Port, Address Sensor, and Address Sampler numbers:

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Serial Port

Address Sensor
Address Sampler

Communication Connection

The PC's serial port to which the communication cable is connected. Many
new computers are not supplied with serial ports. These computers will
require a USB - Serial converter, which will be assigned a port number that
is generally greater than 1. Check the computer's control panel to determine
the available serial port numbers and select the one connected to the
instrument.
The address of the sensor (usually 1).
The address of the sampler (usually 0), if applicable.

5 Click OK to save the settings in the RS-485 Device Configuration window.


The RS-485 Device Configuration window closes, returning the focus to the Sampler
Configure window.
6 Click

the Enable button in the samplers configuration window to enable


communications between the PC and the sampler.

7 Verify that communications have been established.


Idle should appear in the Instrument Information/State field.
8 Close the Sampler Configure window by clicking

of the window.

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Sample Configuration RS-485 and RS-232
Once communication is established, the next major step is to define the sample
parameters. Each sample configuration is named and saved for future use.

About Sample Labels


Labels are an important feature that allow data to be better organized and selected
(filtered). The default labels, Batch, Lot, and Location, can be changed to anything more
appropriate such as Product, Run, Lot. If the default labels are satisfactory, proceed to
Add a Sample Configuration on page 5-2.

Change the Default Labels


>> To change the default labels and change the labels as needed:
1 See Chapter 7 Display Configuration: Display, Labels, Channels, Samples.

Figure 5-1 Sample Configuration: USP<788>LVP window

When configuring a sample, entering information into the Sample Label fields is optional.
The program will prompt for information prior to initiating each sample, allowing
dynamic entry of variable identification data.
In cases where the information is static entering it during the initial sample configuration
stage will automatically populate the field each time the sample is run. An example of this
case would be if more than one instrument is owned, but they are located in different
areas. In this case it might be desirable to track the data generated by each instrument over
time to ensure consistent operator behavior. Entering the instrument serial number would
suffice, but using the actual physical location in the building might make it easier to
recognize which instrument generated the data.

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Add a Sample Configuration

Add a Sample Configuration


NOTE: Unless otherwise noted, the following material is the same for
the Syringe and RS-485 instruments.
>> To configure the sample:
1 From the Main Display window, select Configure > Sample.
2 The Sample Configuration window appears (see Figure 5-2).

The Report button displays


a report listing all available
sample configurations.
Figure 5-2 Sample Configuration window
3 Click the Add button to open the New Sample Configuration Name window (see
Figure 5-3).
NOTE: Currently Available Sample Configurations To print a report listing
all the available sample configurations, click the Report button.

Figure 5-3 New Sample Configuration Name window


4 Type the name to be used for this sample configuration. Line #24, for example.
5 Click the OK button in the New Sample Configuration Name window.
The window closes and the Sample Configuration window appears.
NOTE: Observe that the window title bar contains the name entered in Step 4, above.

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Syringe Sample Configuration Window

Figure 5-4 Sample Configuration window - Syringe


Continuous Mode

When this check box is filled, the instrument/sensor samples continuously until the
Stop button is clicked.

Repeat Count

Repeat the sample x (integer) times. Ensure that Continuous Mode is not checked.

Discard Count

Discard x (integer) samples before collecting data on the next sample.

Sample Delay

The delay, in seconds, between samples. Set the field to zero (0) to have no delay
between samples. Sample delay is measured from the start of a sample to the start of
the next sample. This provides consistent start times. For example a set of data can be
created from samples starting every five minutes (300 seconds).
NOTE: If Sample Delay is less than the run time of the sample, no delay will occur.

Dilution Factor (1/x)

If a dilution was required to reduce the counts below the coincidence limit of the
particle counter, enter the factor here. SamplerSight-Pharma will report all data as the
undiluted value of the sample. Entering one (1) will result in no dilution. Entering
zero (0) is not allowed.

Drain Rate (ml/min)

The rate at which the sampler drains the syringe.

Fill/Flow Rate (ml/min) The rate at which the sampler draws fluid through the sensor. This parameter is
specific to the sensor. Use the default unless there has been a clear directive no to do
so. The sensor is calibrated at a specific flow rate.
Syringe Volume (ml)

The total volume of the syringe currently installed on the sampler.

Tare Volume (ml)

The volume of fluid remaining in the sample tubing. Can be calculated using formula
for volume of a cylinder or estimated at 1ml for the standard sample tube length
supplied with the instrument.

Sample Volume (ml)

The actual volume drawn through the sensor. This volume can be greater than the
syringe volume. In these cases, the sampler will draw multiple strokes of the syringe
until reaching the sample volume.

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RS-485 Sample Configuration Window

Figure 5-5 Sample Configuration window - RS-485

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Continuous Mode

When this check box is filled, the instrument/sensor samples continuously


until the Stop button is clicked.

Repeat Count

Repeat the sample x (integer) times. Ensure that Continuous Mode is


not checked.

Discard Count

Discard x (integer) samples before collecting data on the next sample.

Dilution Factor (1/x)

If a dilution was required to reduce the counts below the coincidence limit
of the particle counter, enter the factor here. SamplerSight-Pharma will
report all data as the undiluted value of the sample. Entering one (1) will
result in no dilution. Entering zero (0) is not allowed.

Fill/Flow Rate (ml/min)

This parameter is specific to the sensor. Use the default unless there has
been a clear directive not to do so. The sensor is calibrated at a specific
flow rate.

Sample Interval (secs)

The user-set data collection interval.

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Configure Sample Channels


The Sample Configuration windows is very similar for all instruments. The differences
will be in the number of channels, the channels that cannot be edited, and the particle size
in a channel. The LiQuilaz S02s Sample Configuration window, Channels tab
described below will represent the instructions for all instruments.
About channel settings:
Some channels may be predetermined and unchanged. Also, some channels are gray,
meaning they cannot be changed.
Items in the Enabled and Size columns that are shaded cannot be changed.
The items that are shaded will vary depending on the sensor used with the sampler.
Channel sizes must be in ascending order and without breaks in the list of sizes.
To collect a channels data, its Enabled check box must be filled.
The particle size channels configured here will determine what appears in the Data
Configurations window, Channels tab.
>> To configure the LiQuilaz S02s channels:
1 Click the Channels tab in the Sample Configuration window (see Figure 5-6).

Figure 5-6 LiQuilaz S02 Sample Configuration window, Channels tab


2 Highlight the particle size to be changed in the Size column.
3 Type the particle size.
4 Click in the particle size channels associated check box to enable data collection.
5 When the settings are satisfactory, click the OK button in the Sample Configuration

window to save the settings,


OR
click the Cancel button to exit the window without saving the changes.

6 To set Limits in the Sample Configuration window, Limits tab, see Chapter 6 Limits.
7 To set the data that will appear on plots and reports, change the data labels, or change
the directories where data files and configuration files are stored, see Chapter 7 Display
Configuration: Display, Labels, Channels, Samples.

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Limits
A user-defined limit can be set for the acceptable number of particles in a sample channel.
While limits are set and enabled, SamplerSight-Pharma will notify the user when the limit
has been reached in a sample.
All limits use the same normalization and summation selection that is entered in the
Limits tab in the Sample Configuration window (see Figure 6-3 on page 6-3). Each
limit has a specific channel, value type, comparison operator, and value. An unlimited
number of limits can be defined, and multiple limits can be defined for each channel.
Limits are defined in each sample configuration.

Run-time Limits Notification


When enabled, the limits are checked when the sample configuration is run. If a value
matches one of the specified criteria the following is done:
The channel that meets the limit criteria will be displayed with a red background in the
channel upper left quadrant of the display.
The red background will only be displayed for the final (slow) sample not the
intermediate (fast) samples.
The red background will not persist for the next sample. It will be reset and only go red
again if the next sample matches the limit criteria.
An Alarm Status field in the lower left quadrant of the display will display Fail in red.
This field lets the user know that an alarm has been generated in this series.
This indication will remain visible for the rest of the series.
The Series Status field is only displayed when limits are defined in the sample
configuration being run. The field will display Pass if no limits parameters have been
reached or exceeded.
An entry is added to the activity log for every limit that is crossed.

Limits Reports Notification


The data reports include a status column that states whether the channel passed or failed
its limits criteria. This column is found in the Histogram Data, Tabular Data, Statistics
Horizontal Data, and Statistics Vertical Data reports.

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Limits Tabular Notification

Limits Tabular Notification


When viewing tabular data from the View > Tabular menu item, a channel will be
displayed in red if an alarm was triggered for that sample during collection.

Limits Time Plot Notification


By default, the limits are not displayed, however, the user can choose to display the limits.
Both the runtime and retrieval time plots can show the limits enabled for the active sample
configuration.
>> To configure SamplerSight-Pharma to display limits in time plots:

Fill the Display Limits check box in the Time Plot Properties window.
The limits will appear as a dotted line to differentiate them from the channel values.
Only the limits that match the currently selected summation and normalization will be
displayed. For example, if cumulative raw values are being displayed on the plot, then
only cumulative raw limits will be shown.

Configuring SamplerSight-Pharma to Use Limits


The activation steps are the same regardless of the sampling instrument being used.
>> To activate the limits feature:
1 On the menu bar click Configure > Sample.
The Sample Configuration window appears (see Figure 6-1).
2 Click the sample configuration to be modified.

Figure 6-1 Sample Configuration window

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3 Click the Modify button in the Sample Configuration window.


The Sample Configuration window for that sample name appears (see Figure 6-2 on

page 6-3).

Figure 6-2 Sample tab in the Sample Configuration window


4 Click the Limits tab in the Sample Configuration window (see Figure 6-3).

Figure 6-3 Limits tab in the Sample Configuration window


5 Select Cumulative or Differential data.

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6 Select Raw or Counts per mL (normalized)


7 Click in the blank row of the Channel column.

A pull-down selection list will appear.

8 Select the first of the channels to be monitored for limits.

9 Select the next channel, if any, to be monitored for limits.

Note that the same channel can be selected again to set additional limits.
10 Select any other channels that require monitoring of limits.

11 Select the type of data to be monitored for limits.

12 Select the appropriate mathematical operator.

13 Click in the Value field and type the appropriate number of particles.
14 Click in the channels Enable check box to enable the Limits settings for
the next sample run. A Limit setting is only used when its Enable check box is filled.

15 Click the OK button in the Limits tab in the Sample Configuration window to accept

the limits settings.

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>> To delete a limit:


1 Select Configure > Sample from the menu bar.
The Sample Configuration window appears (see Figure 6-1 on page 6-2).
2 Highlight the sample configuration to be deleted and then click the Modify button in the
Sample tab of the Sample Configuration window.
3 Click the Limits tab.
4 In the Channel column, click the channel you want to delete.

The pull-down selection list will open.


a. Click the None selection at the top of the list.
b. Click the OK button.

Limits can be disabled by clearing the check box in the Enable column.
Exception: If Type selection is DC Light, the Channel selection must
already be None. To delete a DC Light limit, change the Type to Sample
and clear the Enable check box.

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Display Configuration: Display, Labels,
Channels, Samples
The information in this chapter is relevant and common to any instrument supported by
SamplerSight.
Display configuration includes setting the following attributes:
whether the data displayed is Normalized or Raw
whether the data displayed is Differential or Cumulative
whether cumulative, normalized, or both are shown on the tabular display on the Main
Display window
the precision of the data
the appropriate data labels
the data channels that will be displayed and printed
how discarded data is handled
whether the data from each sample or each series will be automatically printed and what
report will be printed
what font and how many signature lines are used on selected reports
These attributes can be changed at the end of a series, but not during a series.
The data displayed on the monitor is the same as that which is printed.
To ensure that the correct data is reported, these settings must be correct before generating
a report.

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Configuring Display

Configuring Display
>> To configure the display:
1 From the Main Display window, select Configure > Display.
The Display Configuration window appears (see Figure 7-1).

Figure 7-1 Display tab in the Display Configuration window


2 Using the pull-down lists, choose the following:
Display tab
Raw

The total number of particles detected during the measurement time.

Differential

The counts per channel, either normalized or raw, as selected above.

Cumulative

Total counts in a channel and all larger channels, either normalized or raw,
as selected above.

Counts per milliliter

The Raw Counts divided by the volume containing them in milliliters


(Counts per ml).

Counts per container The Raw Counts divided by the volume containing them multiplied by the
volume of the containers pooled to form the sample.

3 Select different options using checkboxes.


Display tab checkboxes
Use type setting in main display

When checked, limits the tabular data on the Main


Display window to the selections in the dropdown
boxes above.
When not checked, the tabular data on the Main
Display window will be in both cumulative and
differential counts in 2 columns.

Use limit setting during sampling

When checked, changes the display to match the limit


settings in the sample configuration.

Use dilution factor

When checked, applies dilution factor entered in the


sample configuration to display the particles in the
original, undiluted sample.

4 Use the pull-down menu to select the datas display Precision.

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Configuring Display Labels


Attaching identifiers to data sets is optional, but it is recommended and has the following
advantages:
it enables one to easily determine which sample the data comes from
it enables the data to be filtered when generating reports
it reduces the time required to produce reports
The Display Configuration - Labels window enables you to change the identifier label
names to something appropriate to your needs. For example the labels may be changed
from the default of Batch, Lot, and Location to: Product, Run, Lot or anything else of
your choosing.
If you do not change the data labels they will remain set at Batch, Lot, and Location.
>> To configure labels:
1 From the Main Display window, select Configure > Display.
The Display Configuration window appears.
2 In the Display Configuration window, click the Labels tab (see Figure 7-2).

Figure 7-2 Labels tab in the Display Configuration window.


3 Click in the label field(s) to be changed and type an alpha-numeric label name.
4 Click the OK button in the Labels tab of the Display Configuration window to save
the settings and exit the Display Configuration window.

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Configuring Display Channels


Configuring channels sets which of the channels will be displayed (Enabled) and by
extension the particle size data that will be displayed and made available for printing:
Channel configuration is dependent upon the following:
the channels that were configured in sample configuration
the information that must be presented
>> To configure displayed channels:
1 From the Main Display window, select Configure > Display.
The Display Configuration window appears.
2 Click the Channels tab in the Display Configuration window (see Figure 7-3).
3 Click in the Displayed check boxes in the Channels tab of the Display Configuration

window to determine which channel data will appear in reports and displays.

NOTE: If a channels check box is empty (disabled) the data will not appear on
reports or the monitor. The data will still be collected and saved to
digital files.
NOTE: The column marked Channel Index is determined by the channel
configuration settings in the sample configuration. It cannot be
modified from this window. See Configure Sample for each of the
sensors.

The items in this


list are
determined by
the last-used
sample
configuration.

Figure 7-3 Channels tab in the Display Configuration window

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Configuring Display Samples


This configuration option determines whether discarded samples will be displayed or
stored, or both displayed and stored.
Usually, discarded samples are not displayed or stored however, there may be a need to
retrieve or display these samples for documentation purposes.
If a discarded sample is stored it can be retrieved and will be displayed depending on the
Display Discarded Samples setting. Discarded samples that are displayed are marked
as discarded in the View > Tabular display and in the sample display in the lower left
corner of the main window.
>> To set SamplerSight-Pharma to display discarded samples, store discarded
samples or both:
1 From the Main Display window, select Configure > Display.
The Display Configuration window appears.
2 Click the Samples tab (see Figure 7-4).

Figure 7-4 Samples tab in the Display Configuration window


Discarded Samples:
Display

Sets SamplerSight-Pharma to display discarded sample data. Discarded samples are marked
as Discarded in the tabular display and in the sample display in the lower left corner of
the Main Display window.

Store

Sets SamplerSight-Pharma to store discarded sample data.

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Configuring Display Reports

Configuring Display Reports


This configuration option sets reports options to be applied to all reports. From the first
dropdown box (see Figure 7-5), you can select an alternate font.
>> To set the SamplerSight-Pharma report font and signature area:
1 From the Main Display window, select Configure > Display.
The Display Configuration window appears.
2 Click the Reports tab (see Figure 7-5).

Figure 7-5 Reports tab in the Display Configuration window


Font

Defines which font to use in the re port.

Signature Box:
Number of Lines

Defines the number of blank lines for the signature area in the signature box.
Minimum value = 0
Maximum value = 3

Name Label

Defines the label for the signature area in the signature box.
Max. characters = 15

Date Label

Defines the label for the date area in the signature box.
Max. characters = 15

NOTE: Some fonts may not fit in the report layout, so after making changes to
the Reports tab it is recommended you preview the affected reports.

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Sampling Operations
Once the software has been configured and a sample configuration has been defined for
the system-specific instrument, sampling operation can begin.

Start Sampling

Start

To start sampling:
1 Click the green Start button in the Main Display windows toolbar.
The Start Sampling window appears (see Figure 8-1).

Figure 8-1 Start Sampling window


2 From the Configuration list, select the sample configuration to be used for this run.
3 Type the appropriate identifiers into the label fields (Batch, Lot, and Location), as

required.

NOTE: The labels Batch, Lot, and Location may have been changed
to labels more appropriate to your operations.
4 Click the Go button in the Start Sampling window.
The Start Sampling window closes.
The Main Display window will be active and the sampling process will begin.

The window will begin to update at the end of each sample. For Serial instruments, a
real-time update is shown.

Stop Sampling
To stop a sample:

Stop

1 Click the red Stop button in the Main Display windows toolbar.

The instrument will finish its current sample and return to the Idle state.
All sample data is automatically saved.

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Main Display

Figure 8-2 Main Display window

The Main Display window has the following sections:


Tabular (see Tabular Display on page 8-3)
Sample Status (see Sample Status on page 8-3)
Histogram Display (see Histogram Display on page 8-4)
Time Plot Display (see Time Plot Display on page 8-5)

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Tabular Display
Raw Counts will be replaced
with Normalized Counts if the
data display
is so configured.

Figure 8-3 Tabular display in the Main Display window

The tabular display of the Main Display window presents the counts per particle size
channel as they are collected during the sample. The display will change as the size
channels are changed by the user and as the data is configured to be raw or normalized.

Sample Status

The sample
configuration name

Flow and Laser status will


appear in red if the status is
out-of-tolerance.

Figure 8-4 Sample status display in the Main Display window

This part of the Main Display window shows the following real-time information:
instrument
instrument status
sample configuration and status

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Histogram Display
This part of the Main Display window displays the distribution of particles in the sample.
Clicking on the plot opens a configuration window which allows the histogram view to
be modified.
Note that the color of the particle size channel-data columns match the color of the time
plot lines for the same particle size channel.

Figure 8-5 Histogram display in the Main Display window


>> To change the appearance of the histogram display:
1 Right-click in the histogram plot area.

The display configuration right-click menu appears (see Figure 8-6).

Figure 8-6 Display Configuration right-click menu

2 Use the menu options to change the appearance of the histogram display.

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Toolbar

Toggles the tool bar on and off.

Legend Box

Toggles the Legend Box on and off.

Gallery

Opens a selection menu for the appearance of this display section.

Color

Opens a Color selection for the histograms background.

Edit title

Opens the title field for editing.

Point Labels

Toggles point labels on and off.

Font

Opens a font selection window for all text within this display section.

Properties

Opens the properties window for the display, scale, log, linear.

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Time Plot Display

Figure 8-7 Time Plot display in the Main Display window

This part of the Main Display window displays the data progression by sample. The
display can be configured to show up to 50 samples on the display.
The last n samples will always be displayed.
>> To see the numerical data for a particular point:
1 Position the pointer over the data point. A data detail window will open.
>> To change the appearance of the time-plot display:
1 Right-click in the time plot area.

The display configuration right-click menu appears (see Figure 8-8).

Figure 8-8 Display Configuration right-click menu


2 Use the menu options to change the appearance of the time plot display.
Toolbar

Toggles the tool bar on and off.

Gallery

Opens a selection menu for the appearance of the time plots curves.

Color

Opens a Color selection for the time plots background.

Edit title

Opens the title field for editing.

Point Labels

Toggles point labels on and off.

Font

Opens a font selection window for point labels.

Properties

Opens the properties window that modifies, scale, log, linear, and display of limits.

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Viewing and Exporting Collected Data
As samples are analyzed, the data can be observed on the Main Display window in the
form of a histogram or a time plot.
Previously collected data can be viewed in the following forms:
Data Display (Data Review) on the PCs screen
Standard Reports (see Reports on page 9-4)
Time Plots (see Viewing Time Plots on page 9-9)
All displays can be modified to varying degrees to meet presentation needs. Data can also
be exported to a location on the PC or network in one of several common formats.
Also, reports can be exported. See:
Exporting Reports on page 9-14
Exporting Data in CSV File Format on page 9-15

About the Size of Data Files


Thoughtful use of the date and time range settings and the filter criteria will limit the data
extracted. This reduces the size of reports and the size of the time plot. Otherwise, the
reports and time plot can be very large, making it difficult to find information.
After clicking the Retrieve Data button and the Refresh button, a status dialog box
appears (see Figure 9-1). If the retrieval progress bar has reached only 50% after 30
seconds, consider further refinement of the date/time range and filter settings.

Figure 9-1 Data Retrieval progress dialog box

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Data Review

Data Review
The Data Review window is a means of seeing sample data in a condensed or expanded
format or a combination of condensed and expanded (see Figure 9-2).

Figure 9-2 Data Review window


>> To open the Data Review window:
1 From the Main Display window menu bar select View > Collected
Data or click the Data Review button

The Data Review window appears (see Figure 9-2).

Setting the Sample Period to be Viewed


Sample Time

Set the From and To dates and times to view data produced in the period of interest.

The From and To date/time may be changed in the following ways:


Select the date and/or time to be changed and then type the new date and/or time into
the field.
Open the From and/or To pull-down fields (see Figure 9-2) and set the date and time
with the Calendar and Clock dialog box (see Figure 9-3).

Figure 9-3 Calendar and Clock dialog box

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Setting Data Filters


Filter
Name

Enable/Disable the filter(s) to be used by clicking in the box next to the appropriate label.
The order of filtering can be reversed by clicking on the Name title box.
NOTE: The user may have changed the labels: Batch, Lot, and Location to
other, more meaningful, names. See Configuring Display Labels on
page 7-3.

Browse

Value

ALSO
To use labels as data filters, label information must have been set in the Sample
Configuration window prior to running the sample.
Click the symbol to activate a drop down list of all labels that have been entered into
this field. This feature makes it easy to select the appropriate filters, and include data that
might contain a mistyped label. The selected label should appear in the Value field after
selection.
Displays the value that will be used as a filter during data retrieval.
Clicking on the Value header will sequence the order of priority for retrieval.

Once all desired filters have been selected, click

the Retrieve Data button.

The lower half of the Data Review window will be populated once retrieval is complete.

Data Review Display


The Data Review window (see Figure 9-4) is the quickest way to retrieve data. It presents
the data in a tree structure format that enables the user to drill down to more detailed
information.

Expand
Button

Figure 9-4 Data Review window populated

Using the expand buttons at the left of the data, the Root Level of the data can be
expanded to the most detailed level of the data.

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Reports

Reports
Collected data may be produced on several standard pre-formatted reports. The report can
be printed or read on-screen.

Figure 9-5 Reports window

The data in the reports is selected by date and time, batch name, lot name, or location
name in the same way data is selected for the Data Review window.
The standard report types are the following:
Histogram data

Series Total Data

Statistics Vertical Data

Report Statistics Data

Series Total

Statistics Vertical

Series Average Data

Statistics Horizontal Data

Tabular data

Series Average

Statistics Horizontal

See Appendix A, Standard Report Samples for an example of each standard report.

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Common Report Features


Report Signature Area A signature area appears at the end of each report. The area includes room
for three signatures and associated dates.
Report Logo

When using an English language operating system, a personalized logo can


be included in the header of the reports first page. The logo must be a
bitmap file (.bmp) named: ReportLogo, and the user must put the file in:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\ParticleMeasuring.

Report Font Choice

The reports font may be changed from the default. When the user specifies a
font, it will be used for all reports, displays, and print jobs.
The available fonts are determined by the fonts installed on the users
operating system. Certain characters (i.e., Asian characters) are best
displayed using the Arial Unicode font.

NOTE: Since fonts can have very different display characteristics, not all fonts
will fit into the report layout. Verify that the chosen font does not cause
display or print problems.

Reports Window Toolbar


Export Report
Toggle Group Tree

Opens a window where the reports destination and file format is set.
Clicking on this button adds a data tree to the left of the report (see

Figure 9-6).

The data tree is a navigation tool that highlights the chosen data in red and
moves the view to that data.

>> To exit the Toggle Group Tree function, click the button
again.

The user has selected


the 4th sample from
those collected on
9/29/2006 causing this
area of the report to be
highlighted

Figure 9-6 Data tree in the Report window

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Zoom

Click the arrowhead to the right of the magnifying glass to see options for sizing
the display.

Search Text

Opens the Search Text window. Type the text to be found and then click the
Find Next button

Print

Click this button (in the upper left of header section) to send the print file to the
printer.

>> To configure and display a report:


1 From the Main Display window menu bar select View > Collected
Data.
The Data Review window appears (see Figure 9-8).
Figure 9-7 SamplerSight-Pharma View menu

Figure 9-8 Data Review window


2 Enter the desired Sample Time range and filters for the report data (see Setting the
Sample Period to be Viewed on page 9-2).
3 Click

the Retrieve Data button in the Data Review window toolbar.

4 Click

the Report Generator button in the Data Review window toolbar to open

the Reports window (see Figure 9-5 on page 9-4).

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Report Selection
>> To select a report template in the Reports window:
1 Select the desired report template from the Selection field list (see Figure 9-9).

Figure 9-9 Select field list in the Reports window


2 Click the Refresh button

to load the data into the chosen report template.

Report Title
You may temporarily change the report title.
>> To change the standard reports title:
1 Select the current title.
2 Type the new title in the Title field (see. Figure 9-10)

Figure 9-10 Title field in the Reports window


3 Click the Refresh button

the report.

in the Reports window toolbar to load the new title into

NOTE: The title change is not permanent.


When SamplerSight-Pharma is shut down, or a new report template is
selected, the title reverts to its original state.

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Seeing Data in a Different Report Format


After using the Retrieve Data button
button

to extract a data set and clicking on the Reports

to load it to a report format, the data may be seen in any other available report

format by selecting a report name and then clicking on the Refresh button

>> To see data in a different report format:


1 Click the Selection pull-down menu and select a different report.
2 Click the Refresh button

to load the data into the report format.


The report will open without any further action.

Navigating within a Report


All reports have the following navigation tools:
Figure 9-11 Report navigation tools
Go to the reports first page
Go to the previous page of the report
Go to the next page
Go to the last page
Go to page number

When this button is clicked, the Goto Page dialog


box appears (see Figure 9-12).
Type the page number and then click OK.

Figure 9-12 Goto Page dialog box

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Viewing Time Plots


The time plot is similar to that viewed on the Main Display window while a sample is
running. The difference is that the data is in a time plot format only and it represents
previously collected data.
>> To create a time plot:
1 Select the data to be plotted.
2 Click the Time Plot button
.
The Time Plot window appears.

Figure 9-13 A Time Plot window

If no points are visible, change the selection and filter criteria or change the Y Axis scale.
Each plot is for a different particle size. Each point is for a different sample.

Highlighting a Plot Line


Click any where on a plot line except for a point on the line.
The plot line will become highlighted.

Plot Point Details


Use the mouse to move the pointer over a point. Allow
the pointer to stay over the point and the points details
will appear.
For example: If the pointer is left on the third point on the
yellow plot (second from the top), the data box shown
here to the right will appear.
Notice the following:
This plot point, and plot line, displays 0.3 m channel data.
The time the data was collected is 10:36:05 AM
The particle count (175.00)

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Changing the Plots Appearance


Changes to the time plot originate from the following two areas:
1 From the toolbar that always appears above the Time Plot.

2 From wherever the user right-clicks on the Time Plot.


NOTE: Right-clicking on different parts of the plot will reveal appearance
options that are not available from the toolbar.
For example, customizing the legends appearance.

Changing the Plots Appearance from the Toolbar


Personalized Charts

Clicking this button opens a rightclick menu with the following


commands:
Load My Chart: Loads the Time
Plot settings the user has
previously saved. See Save My Chart below.
Save My Chart: Saves the current Time Plot settings so that
the next time the user logs on, the settings will be available to
be applied to the Time Plot configuration.
Restore Defaults: Restores the SamplerSight-Pharma
defaults for Time Plot.

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Gallery

Opens the gallery selection box.


click any of the 20 options to change the
plots appearance.

Anti Aliasing

Clicking this button turns Anti Aliasing on and off.


Anti Aliasing is the technique of minimizing aliasing (jagged or
blocky patterns).

Palette Selection

Clicking this button opens the pallet choices.


click any pallet choice to change the color of the plot lines.

3D/2D

Clicking this button toggles the plots appearance from two


dimensional to 3 dimensional.

Rotated View

Enabled in 3-dimension mode only.

Rotate Around Y Axis

Disabled.

Rotate Around X Axis

Disabled.

Cluster (Z Axis)

Enabled in 3-dimension mode only.

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Axes Settings

Click this button to open a right-click menu


of axes settings.
Except for Options, all the items act as
toggle switches. For example, clicking on
Grid toggles grid on or off.
Selecting Options opens the Time Plot
Properties window with three pages (in
tabs) of additional settings. The best way to
learn how these settings work is to try them
and observe the results.

Figure 9-14 Time Plot Properties window


Point Labels

Clicking this button toggles the point labels on or off.

Legend Box

Clicking on this button displays or hides the legend box.

Zoom

Turns on the zoom feature.

>> To zoom-in on a part of the plot:


1 Click the Zoom button.
2 Move the pointer to one corner of the area you want to enlarge.
3 Click and drag to the opposite-diagonal corner of the area you want to
enlarge. The dragged area will be enlarged.

>> To restore the Time Plot to its previous appearance:


1 Click the Zoom icon.
Properties

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Figure 9-15 Time Plot Properties window


Limits

Checking the Display Limits box in the Time Plot Properties window causes a
Limits line to appear on the plot indicating the limits set in the sample configuration
(Configure > Sample > Limits tab). See Chapter 6, Limits.

NOTE: If the type of limit does not match the type of data being displayed,
no limit line will appear.

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Changing the Plots Appearance by Right-Clicking


Right clicking on parts of the plot the user want to change opens windows that offer
customizing options not found on the toolbar.
For example, right-click on any part of the plots background to display a command menu
(see Figure 9-16).

Figure 9-16 Right-click menu for the Time plot


Toolbar toggles the toolbar on and off.

Notice the option Color. Clicking on it opens a color palette that can be applied to the
plots background.
Likewise, right-clicking on either axis reveals options relating to the axis.
The options are so many that the best way to learn how to use them is to try them and
observe the results. The defaults can always be restored from the Personalized Charts
button
.

Disabled Buttons and Icons


Buttons or icons that always appear as a faint gray are intentionally disabled. For example,
the Data Editor button/icon is disabled.

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Exporting Reports
Any of the standard reports may be exported. The report may be exported in the following
file formats:
rpt
pdf
xls
doc
rtf
>> To export report data:
1 In the Report window toolbar, click the Export Report button

The Export Report window appears (see Figure 9-17).

Figure 9-17 Export Report window


2 Specify where the file will be saved (Save in:).
3 Type the File name:.
4 Open the pull-down menu and select the correct Save as type: file format.
5 Click the Save button in the Export Report window.

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Exporting Data in CSV File Format


Collected data may be exported from SamplerSight-Pharma in csv file format.
>> To produce a csv file:

on the main Data Review window.


1 Click the CSV Export button
The CSV Export window appears.

Figure 9-18 CSV Export window


2 Click the Browse button and then specify the files Location (destination).
3 Click the Configure button to select the data items
to be included in the file. The CSV Field
Configuration window appears.

A filled check box to the left of a data item causes


that data item to be included in the csv file. The
default is all data items.
a. Un-check or check the data items to be
included in the csv file by clicking in the
appropriate check box.
b. Click the OK button.
The CSV Field Configuration window closes
and the CSV Export window appears (see
Figure 9-18).

Figure 9-19 CSV Field Configuration window


4 Click

the Export button in the CSV Export window.


The selected data will be exported to a CSV file at the location you designated.

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Jobs
You can configure a Job that automatically runs after a single sample completes or after
a series of samples completes.
A Job may be either of the following:
Data Report
Produces a report
CSV File
Produces a CSV file

See New Report Job on page 10-2


See New Report CSV File on page 10-7

Jobs can be added (configured), deleted, and modified. A report can be shown, listing
all the currently configured reports. The report can printed, exported, and searched like
any other report.
Jobs can be enabled and disabled by checking or un-checking the Enabled check box
(see Enabling or Disabling a Job on page 10-10).
All Job actions begin from the SamplerSight-Pharma menu bar by selecting Configure >
Job.

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Report Job Configuration


A job is configured using the Job Configuration window.

New Report Job


>> To create a new report job:
1 From the Main Display window menu bar select Configure > Job.
The Job Configuration window listing the configured jobs appears (see Figure 10-1).

This area remains blank until


a Job or Jobs has been configured

Figure 10-1 Job Configuration window


2 Click the Add button in the Job Configuration window.
The Job Configuration window for the specific job appears (see Figure 10-2).
1

Figure 10-2 Job Configuration window


3 Type the name for the job in the blank Job field.

This field is alphanumeric, 50 characters, without spaces or special characters.


NOTE: Using a descriptive, meaningful name will be helpful to all users.

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4 Select the Job type from the Job fields pull-down menu.
NOTE: Selecting CSV File will limit the output field to file.
See To add a Job to create a CSV file: on page 10-7 for more
information on this specific case.
5 With Data Report selected as the Job type in the Job pane, click the Configure button.
The Report Configuration window appears.

Figure 10-3 Report Configuration window for a job when Data Report was selected
a. From the Report pull-down selection list in the Report Configuration window,

select a report type.


The default title for the selected report will be shown initially.
The report type selected determines the default report Title. This default title can
be changed by selecting it and then typing a new title.
b. Change the Font as needed by choosing a font from the pull-down selection list.
NOTE: Since fonts can have very different display characteristics, not
all fonts will fit into the report layout. Verify that the chosen font
does not cause display or print problems.
c. Click OK in the Report Configuration window when the configuration is correct.
The Job Configuration window appears (see Figure 10-2 on page 10-2).

6 The Trigger starts the Job.


7 Choose End of Sample or End of Series from the Trigger pull-down selection list.
8 In the Output pane of the Job Configuration window, choose:

Printer (see To add a Job when Printer is selected: on page 10-3)


OR
File (See To add a Job when File is selected: on page 10-5).
9 To add a Job when Printer is selected:
a. With Printer selected in the Job Configuration window as the Output, select the

printer required for report output.


b. Click the Configure button in the Output pane.
The Page Setup window appears (see Figure 10-4).

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Figure 10-4 Page Setup window


c. Select Portrait or Landscape.
d. Click the OK button and then click the OK button on the previous window.
The Job Configuration window appears with the new Job in the Job list area (see
Figure 10-5).

Figure 10-5 Job Configuration list window


e. Click the OK button in the Job Configuration window to save the Job
Configuration or click Cancel to discard it.

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10 To add a Job when File is selected:


a. With File selected in the Job Configuration window as the Output, click the
Configure button.
The Job File Configuration window appears (see Figure 10-6).

Figure 10-6 Job File Configuration window

b. Type a file name.

c. Update file name: Select when the file name will be updated. The file name

updates indicate if and when the file name will be changed on each run of the job.
Never = no change
Everytime = 00000n
Example:
File Name = Test
Change Everytime = Test000001
d. File type: Use the drop down list to select the type of file required for the job (see
Figure 10-7).

Figure 10-7 Job File Configuration window file types

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e. Location: Leave Use current job directory checked to send the file to

C:\ProgramFiles\ParticleMeasuring\SamplerSight\job
f. Un-checking Use current job directory activates the Browse button. Click the
Browse button and then navigate to the location where the data file will be sent.
g. The user currently logged into the computer must have write privileges to the
selected file location in order for the file to be saved successfully.
h. Click the OK button when the configuration is correct to exit the Job File
Configuration window and save settings.
i. To save settings, click OK in the Job Configuration window.
The main Job Configuration window appears.
OR
Click Cancel to exit without saving.
11 If all jobs have been configured, click the OK button to exit the Job Configuration
window and return to the Main Display window.

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New Report CSV File


>> To add a Job to create a CSV file:
1 From the SamplerSight-Pharma menu bar select Configure > Job.
The first Job Configuration window appears.

Figure 10-8 Job Configuration window


2 Click the Add button.
The add-modify Job Configuration window appears.

Figure 10-9 Job Configuration window


3 Type the Job name in the blank field under Job.

This field is alphanumeric, 50 characters, without spaces or special characters.


NOTE: Using a descriptive, meaningful name will be helpful to all users.

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4 Select the Job type (CSV File) from the Job pull-down menu.
The CSV Field Configuration window appears (see Figure 10-10).
a. Click the Configure button in the Job field of the CSV Field Configuration

window.
The CSV Field Configuration window appears (see Figure 10-10).

Figure 10-10 CSV Field Configuration window

b. Check the field(s) that should be included in the CSV file. Clicking in a checked

box will un-check the box.


c. When all the wanted fields are checked, click the OK button.
The Job Configuration window re-appears (see Figure 10-9 on page 10-7).
5 The Trigger starts the Job.
Choose End of Sample or End of Series from the Trigger pull-down selection list.
6 In the Output area, choose File instead of Printer. File is the only option for CSV jobs.
7 Click the Configure button.
The Job File Configuration window appears (see Figure 10-11).

Figure 10-11 Job File Configuration window

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8 Type a file name.


9 Update file name: Select when the file name will be updated. The file name update

indicates if and when the file name will be changed on each run of the job.

Never = no change
Everytime = 00000n
Everyday = yymmdd
Every hour = yymmddhh
Every minute = yymmddhhmm
Example:

File name = Test


Change Everytime = Test000001
Change Everyhour = Test_06092111
Change Everyday = Test_060921
Change Everyminute = Test_0609211015
10 File type: this field is csv:Comma Separated Valve
11 Location: Leave Use current job directory checked to send the file to

C:\ProgramFiles\ParticleMeasuring\SamplerSight-Pharma\job.

Un-checking Use current job directory activates the Browse button. Click the
Browse button and then locate where the data file will be sent.
12 Click the OK button when the configuration is correct. Click OK on the window that
opens (Figure 10-9 on page 10-7).
13 Click OK on the next window that opens (Figure 10-8 on page 10-7).

The Job is now stored for immediate or future use.

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Enabling or Disabling a Job

Enabling or Disabling a Job


Even though a Job has been configured, it will not run if it is not enabled. This means the
user may configure a job that will only run when the user wants it to run.
>> To enable or disable a Job:
1 From the menu bar, select Configure > Job.
The main Job Configuration window appears (see Figure 10-12).

Figure 10-12 Job Configuration window


2 Notice the column heading Enabled.
If a Jobs Enabled checkbox is filled, the job will run as configured.

Otherwise, if the checkbox is empty, the Job will not run.

3 If a Job is to be run (enabled) and its Enabled checkbox is empty, click in the check

box to place a check mark in it.

4 If the users intention is to not run a job, look at the jobs Enabled checkbox. If it has

a checkmark in it, click the box to remove the checkmark.

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Modifying a Jobs Configuration


Except for the Job Name, any part of a Jobs configuration may be changed.
>> To change a Jobs configuration:
1 From the menu bar select Configure > Job.
The main Job Configuration list window appears (see Figure 10-13).

Figure 10-13 Job Configuration list window

2 Click on the name or type of the Job to be modified. The Job selection indicator to the
left of the Enabled column will move to the selected Job and the Name or Type that

was clicked will be highlighted.

3 Click the Modify button.


The Modify Job Configuration window appears.
4 Modify the settings to change the job as necessary for the new requirements.
See Report Job Configuration on page 10-2 for a description of the fields, if necessary.

Deleting a Job
A Job cannot be deleted while it is running.
>> To delete a Job:
1 From the menu bar select Configure > Job.
2 Click anywhere on the name or type of the Job to be deleted.

The name or type will be highlighted.

CAUTION

When the next step is executed, the selected Job will be IMMEDIATELY deleted,
without any other user action. However, the user can cancel out of the Job
Configuration list window if they accidently deleted a job that they want to keep.
3 Click the Delete button.

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Job Queue

Job Queue
The Job Queue lists the current job in progress and the jobs waiting to be processed.

Deleting Jobs in the Queue


Waiting jobs can be deleted by using the Delete All button.

Full Job Queue


The job Queue can hold a maximum of 1000 jobs.
If the Queue is full, new jobs will not be added to the queue.

Closing SamplerSight-Pharma while Jobs are in the Queue


If the user tries to close SamplerSight-Pharma while jobs are in the queue, the following
options will be presented:
wait for all un-started jobs to finish
OR
close SamplerSight-Pharma before the un-started jobs are finished.
NOTE: If a job is running but not complete, SamplerSight-Pharma will
remain open until the job is complete.

If the user chooses to wait, the Job Queue will be displayed and SamplerSight-Pharma
will close when all jobs are finished.
If SamplerSight-Pharma is closed before the jobs are finished, all jobs in the queue, other
than the one currently running, will be deleted.

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Viewing the Job Queue


To view the current Job Queue:
1 Select View > Job Queue.
The Job Queue window appears (see Figure 10-14).

Figure 10-14 Job Queue window


Current

The title of the job currently running.

Count

The total number of jobs remaining in the queue

Delete All

(button) deletes all jobs in the queue except for the one currently running.

Job

(column header) the title of the report.

Date & Time

(column header)

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Activity Log
The activity log tracks changes to the system.

Viewing the Activity Log


>> To see the Activity Log, from the menu bar:
1 From the Main Display window menu bar, select View >Activity Log or click the
Activity Log button

The Activity Log window appears (see Figure 11-1).

Figure 11-1 Activity Log window

The activity log tracks the following changes:


sample configuration
instrument configuration
security configuration
application start/stop
user Log On
when a sample configurations enabled limit parameters are met or exceeded
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Retrieve Past Logs

Retrieve Past Logs


When the Activity Log is opened, it shows all the events that have occurred since the
application was last started. However, if the application has been running for several days,
only the current day's activities are initially shown with the most recent items displayed
first.
>> To retrieve (display) past activity items:
1 Enter a start and end date/time.
2 Click

the Retrieve toolbar button in the Activity Log window.

Sort Activity Log Events


>> To sort data items:
1 Click on the column headers.

Add Notes to a Log


>> To add information into the activity log:
1 Click the Add Activity button

in the Activity Log window.

The New User Activity window appears.

Figure 11-2 New User Activity window


2 Type the information to be added to the end of the activity log.
3 Click the OK button.

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View a Truncated Description


>> To see a truncated description:

Enlarge the Activity Log window with the Maximize button at the upper right corner
of the window or by dragging the edge of the window.
OR
Pause the pointer over the truncated description and the full description will appear (see
Figure 11-3).

Figure 11-3 Full description of an event in the Activity Log window

View Events in Real Time


>> To view new activities as they occur:
1 Check the View new activities as they occur check box in the Activity Log window.
See Activity Log window on page 11-1.

The condition of this check box is saved when the activity log display/window is
closed.

Print or Export Activity Log


>> To print or export the Activity Log:
1 Click the Report button

in the Activity Log window.

The Activity Reports window appears (see Figure 11-4 on page 11-4).
The following two reports are available:
a report with the activities sorted by time
a report with the activities sorted by type

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Figure 11-4 Activity Reports window

The format definitions for these reports are located in the /report subdirectory.

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Chapter 12zw
Calibration
SamplerSight-Pharma includes a Calibration Wizard which guides the user through the
calibration process and enables the following operations:
Calibration of the sensor to all the particle sizes the sampler can detect
Verification of the calibration
View, print, or export the calibration data

What Instruments Can Be User-Calibrated?


Currently only the LiQuilaz-E20 and E15 sensors support the Calibration Wizard. Usercalibration is unavailable for the other model sensors.

When Should the Instrument Be Calibrated?


The sensor is calibrated at the factory and is delivered in good condition, baring damage
during shipping. After delivery, the customers calibration schedule will determine the
frequency of calibration.

Prerequisites
Training from a qualified Particle Measuring Systems representative
Near-monodispersed polystyrene latex (PSL) calibration particles of the sizes 2, 5, 10,
15, 20, 25, and 30 microns included in the Pharmaceutical Calibration Kit
Seven 100 mL containers with caps
200 mL container
Clean, solids-free detergent

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Prepare for Calibration


Flush the Sampler and Sample Supply Tube
>> To flush the sampler and the sample supply tube:
1 Mark a 200 mL container as Flush.
2 Using distilled or deionized water and clean, solids-free detergent, clean the Flush

container.

3 Rinse the container thoroughly and leave it filled with water.


4 Immerse the sample supply tube in the flush water.
5 Run the water through the sensor to verify that no more than 100 particles at the

smallest size of concern are present.

6 Repeat steps 3 4 until the sensor indicates that no more than 100 particles at the

smallest size of concern are present.

7 Cap the Flush container.

Prepare Sample Containers


>> To prepare the sample containers:
1 Mark seven 100 mL containers according to their use, 2 m, 5 m, etc.
2 Using distilled or deionized water and clean, solids-free detergent, clean a container as

follows:
a. Rinse the container thoroughly and leave the container filled with the last rinse
water.
b. Run the rinse water through the sensor to verify that no more than 100 particles ar
the smallest size of concern are present.
c. Repeat steps 3 4 until the sampler verifies that no more than 100 particles at the
smallest size of concern are present.
d. Cap the container.
3 Using Steps a., b., c., and d. in Step 2, clean and cap the remaining containers.
4 Discard the rinse water from a 100 mL container.

5 Add one drop from the appropriate PSL particle bottle to each sample container, fill the

container with 7590 mL of clean deionized or distilled water, and cap the container.
NOTE: Further dilution of smaller particles may be required, and greater
quantities (several drops) of larger particles may be required.

6 Repeat steps 89 until each bottle contains its appropriate PSL particles.

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Calibrate the LiQuilaz-E


>> To calibrate the LiQuilaz-E:
1 Ensure that the requirements listed under Prerequisites on page 12-1 have been

fulfilled.
2 From the Main Display window menu bar, click Perform > Calibration.
The Calibration Wizard appears with the options Full and Verify available.
Full

Starts the Calibration Wizard.

Verify

Performs calculations to compare the current calibration with the previous calibration.
Nothing is downloaded to the sensor.

Finish

Available only if a previous calibration process was interrupted before all particle sizes
were processed. The Finish option allows resumption of the calibration process.
See Stopping Calibration before Completion on page 12-5.

3 Fill the Full radio button in the Calibration Wizard window, then click the Next button.

The Sample Configuration page of the Calibration Wizard window appears (see Figure
12-1).

Figure 12-1 Sample Configuration (calibration) page in the Calibration Wizard window

The initial values shown on the size selection page will be the last values stored in the
calibration database for the selected flow rate. If no stored values exist for the selected
flow rate, then the values from the instruments calibration string are used, if one exists
and it matches that of the selected flow rate. Otherwise, predefined default values are
used.
Change the values on the Sample Configuration step only if you are certain they should
be changed.

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4 Change the sample parameters as necessary and then click the Next button.
The Calibration Run window appears (Figure 12-2 on page 12-4).

Figure 12-2 Calibration Run page in the Calibration Wizard window


Table 12-1 Calibration Run table rows
Row

Description

Actual Size

The NIST-certified particle size printed on the container

Actual Std Dev

The standard deviation of the particle size printed on the container

Actual Variance*

The Square of the actual standard deviation

Width*

The size difference between channels (default)

Sample Date

The date that the sample was measured

Sample Time

The time that the sample was measured

Volume

The sample volume.

Resolution (%)

The Calculated resolution (sensor standard deviation/result size) 100 so


expressed as a percent

Sensor Std Dev

Square root of: (measured Standard Deviation2- actual Standard Deviation2)

Sensor Variance*

Measured standard deviation2- Actual Std Dev2

Result Size

Median of the PSD

Result SST

The software-settable threshold corresponding to the result size

Raw Cumulative

The total number of counts

Size Change (%)*

(Result Size/ Actual size) 100 so expressed as a percent

* These data items appear when Actual Size and Variation is selected instead of Standard
Deviation.

5 Open the Show pull down selection box and select Variance or Standard deviation to

match what appears on the (PSL) calibration particle containers.

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6 Select the size to be run by clicking in the check box found under the particle size

header row.

7 Agitate the sample container you will be drawing from to minimize sedimentation of

the larger PSL particles.

8 Immerse the sample tube into the sample container.


9 Click the Next button.

The Calibration Wizard is minimized during the run to enable display of the histogram
and tabular data. When the calibration sample is complete, the Calibration Wizard is
displayed again.
NOTE: Once a size has been run the user can no longer click the
Back button to change the sample configuration.
10 Observe the text bar at the bottom of the Calibration Run window for particle

concentration error messages. If a concentration or insufficient counts error message


appears, add more particles to the calibration sample or dilute the calibration sample as
required, and run the calibration sample again.

11 When calibration data for the current particle size has been successfully collected,

move the sample intake tube to the next appropriate sample bottle, fill the check box for
that particle size, and click Next.

12 When all sizes have been run successfully, click the Finish button to end the calibration

process.

The calibration is stored to the calibration database, and the user is asked if they want to
download the calibration data to the instrument.
During download, a window announces that the data is being downloaded, and when the
download is complete.
13 Click the Finish button again to close the Calibration Wizard.

Stopping Calibration before Completion


If the Calibration Wizard is closed before all sizes have been sampled, the data is not
stored to the calibration database. In that situation, the next time calibration is performed,
the user has the option of selecting Finish calibration on the Calibration Wizard start
page. Data from the last calibration is then displayed on the Calibration Run window.
Sampling parameters cannot be changed when doing a Finish calibration.
If the user clicks on Finish calibration, clicks Next and then clicks the Back button to
return to the welcome page, the data will be cleared and the Finish calibration option will
no longer be available.

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Verify Calibration

Verify Calibration
Verifying calibration allows the user to see how the calibration has changed since the last
calibration.
>> To verify calibration:
1 From the main display, click Perform > Calibration.
The Calibration Wizard appears.
2 Click the Verify option in the Calibration Wizard.
3 Click the Next button.

On the size page, a Size Change row will be displayed instead of raw Cumulative
Counts. Size Change is calculated as the percent size shift between the known actual
calibration particle size and the observed result size of the calibration sample. If the
calibration particle size is greater than the observed result size, the calculation is the
following:
(Actual Size - Result Size) / Result Size * 100
If the calibration particle size is less than the observed result size, the calculation is the
following:
(Result Size - Actual Size) / Result Size * 100

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View Calibration Data

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View Calibration Data


Calibration data stored in the calibration database can be viewed by selecting View >
Calibration from the main menu. This menu item is only enabled when using instruments
that allow calibration (currently only the LiQuilaz-E). A window is displayed showing the
calibration data.

View Data for a Single Flow Rate


>> To view calibration data for a particular flow rate:
1 Open the Flow Rate pull-down selection list and select the correct flow rate.

View Data for All Flow Rates


>> To view calibration data for all flow rates:
1 Open the Flow Rate pull-down selection list and select All.

View Most Recent Data for a Single Flow Rate


>> To view the most recent calibration data for a particular flow rate:
1 Open the Flow Rate pull-down selection list and select the correct flow rate.
2 Check the View most recent calibration check box.

Send Data to the Instrument


>> To send calibration data to the instrument:

Calibration data can be selected and then sent to the instrument by clicking the Download
button. A window displays the status of the download. When the download completes, a
success message is displayed.
The download may take up to a minute to complete. If a communication problem occurs
before download completion, the download will never complete and no success message
will be displayed. In this case, the communication problem must be fixed and the
download attempted again.

View Calibration Report


>> To view the calibration report:
1 Click the Report button.

The calibration report is generated by Crystal Reports. The report can be displayed,
printed, or exported.

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View Calibration Data

Change Report Title


>> To change the title of the report:
1 Select the current title in the Report Title field and then type in your preferred report

title.

Print Calibration Report


>> To print the calibration report:
1 Click the Print icon in the Calibration Report window.

Figure 12-3 Print icon in Calibration Report window.

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Appendix A
Standard Report Samples
This appendix has examples of the format and content of the report options provided with
SamplerSight.
The examples are presented here in the same order they are listed in the reports Selection
dropdown list field at the top of the Reports window.
Histogram Data on page A-2
Statistics Data on page A-3
Series Average Data on page A-4
Series Average on page A-5
Series Total Data on page A-6
Series Total on page A-7
Horizontal Statistics Data on page A-8
Horizontal Statistics on page A-9
Statistics Vertical Data on page A-10
Statistics Vertical on page A-11
Tabular Data on page A-12

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Series Average Data

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Series Total Data

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Horizontal Statistics Data

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Statistics Vertical Data

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A
activity log 11-1
add to 11-2
export 11-3
print 11-3
sort 11-2
viewing 11-1
in real time 11-3
previous 11-2
truncated description 11-3
Activity Log window 11-1
Activity Reports window 11-4
add
group of users 3-1
job 10-1, 10-2
CSV export file 10-7
sample configuration 5-2
user 3-5
Administrators group 3-1
automatic log off 3-8

B
Batch, Lot, Location labels 7-3

C
Calendar and Clock dialog box 9-2
calibration 12-1
LiQuilaz-E 12-3
preparation 12-2
flush the Sampler and supply tubing

12-2

sample containers 12-2


prerequisites 12-1
stopping midway 12-5
verification 12-6
view data 12-7
Calibration Report window 12-8
Calibration Wizard
Calibration Run step 12-4
Sample Configuration step 12-3
change
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instrument selection 2-4


job 10-11
password expiration time 3-8
changing title of a report 9-7
channels
configure sample 5-5
in reports 7-4
including in printing 7-4
limits for sample particles 6-1
configuring 6-2
deleting 6-5
notification 6-1
on display 7-4
closing SamplerSight with jobs still in queue

10-12

communication configuration
RS-485 or RS-232 Samplers and sensors 4-2
configure
channels, sample 5-5
display 7-1
channels 7-4
dilution factor 7-2
labels 7-3
of tabular data 7-2
raw counts 7-2
reports 7-6
sample limit setting 7-2
samples 7-5
steps 7-2
job 10-1, 10-2, 10-7
labels, display - Batch, Lot, Location 7-3
limits for sample channels 6-2
reports 9-4, 9-6
channels 7-4
date label 7-6
font 7-6
signature lines 7-6
sample 5-2
sample channels 5-5
sample data display 7-5
security settings 3-7
user group 3-1, 3-3
connecting
RS-485 or RS-232 Samplers and sensors 4-1
communication configuration 4-2

Index-1

CSV export file


jobs 10-7
run by a job 10-7
CSV Export window 9-15
CSV Field Configuration window 9-15, 10-8
CSV format for report export 9-15

D
data
CSV format for report export 9-15
display, configure 7-5
exporting 9-1
files, reducing size of 9-1
filter for display 9-3
reducing file size 9-1
Report window data tree 9-5
reports 9-4, 9-6
review 9-2
set filters 9-3
set sample period for 9-2
size of files 9-1
time plot 9-9
change appearance 9-10
display point details 9-9
highlight a line 9-9
viewing 9-1
Data Retrieval progress dialog box 9-1
Data Review window 9-2, 9-3
description 9-3
Reports toolbar button 9-6
toolbar 9-6
date label, reports 7-6
delete
group of users 3-4
job 10-11
job in the queue 10-12
limits for sample channels 6-5
dilution factor, displaying 7-2
disable a job 10-10
display
data in Data Review window 9-2
filter 9-3
set sample period for 9-2
report 9-6
Display Configuration window
Channels tab 7-4
Display tab 7-2
Labels tab 7-3
Reports tab 7-6
Samples tab 7-5

Index-2

E
enable a job 10-10
example reports A-1
export
activity log 11-3
CSV file via a job 10-7
data 9-1
data in CSV format 9-15
reports 9-14

F
filter data display 9-3
font, reports 7-6, 9-5
format of report, changing 9-8

G
Goto Page dialog box 9-8
groups of users 3-1
adding 3-1
Administrators 3-1
changing 3-3
deleting 3-4
Groups tab, Security Configuration window 3-2,

3-3

H
hardware requirements 1-1
Histogram Data report example A-2
histogram, Main Display window 8-4
Horizontal Statistics Data report example A-8
Horizontal Statistics report example A-9

I
installation 1-2
instrument selection window 2-1, 2-2, 2-4
introduction 1-1

J
Job Configuration list window 10-4
Job Configuration window 10-2, 10-7,
10-10, 10-11
Job File Configuration window 10-5, 10-8
Job Queue window 10-13
jobs 10-1, 10-2, 10-7
closing SamplerSight with queued jobs

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delete from queue 10-12


deleting 10-11
disabling 10-10
enabling 10-10
full queue 10-12
modifying 10-11
queue 10-12
delete one 10-12
full 10-12
viewing 10-13
run a CSV export 10-1
run a report 10-1, 10-2
run CSV file export 10-7

L
labels
Batch, Lot, Location 7-3
configuring Batch, Lot, Location 7-3
sample 5-1
limits
for sample channels 6-1
notification 6-1
reports notification 6-1
tabular view notification 6-2
time plot view notification 6-2
LiQuilaz-E calibration 12-3
log off, automatic 3-8
log on configuration 3-7
log, activity 11-1
add to 11-2
export 11-3
print 11-3
sort 11-2
viewing 11-1
in real time 11-3
previous 11-2
truncated description 11-3
logo, report 9-5

M
Main Display window 2-3, 8-2
configuring display 7-1, 7-2
channels 7-4
labels 7-3
reports 7-6
samples 7-5
configuring reports
channels 7-4
configuring sample data display 7-5
Histogram area 8-4
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Time Plot area 8-5
modify a job 10-11

N
New Sample Configuration Name window 5-2
notification
number of particles 6-1
reports 6-1
tabular view 6-2
time plot view 6-2
number of particles, limits 6-1
configuring 6-2
deleting 6-5

P
Page Setup window 10-4
passwords
character length 3-8
defining 3-1
expiration time period 3-8
Security Configuration window, Settings tab

3-8

physical connections 4-1


prerequisites for calibration 12-1
print
report 9-6
report of available sample configurations

5-2

selected data channels 7-4


print activity log 11-3
privileges
group 3-1, 3-3
changing 3-3
user 3-5

Q
queue of jobs 10-12
closing SamplerSight with active jobs

10-12

delete 10-12
delete one 10-12
full 10-12
viewing 10-13

R
raw counts, displaying 7-2
Report Configuration window 10-3
Report Export window 9-14

Index-3

Report window 9-5


reports 9-4, 9-6
changing format 9-8
configuring
channels 7-4
date label 7-6
font 7-6
signature lines 7-6
CSV format for export 9-15
date label 7-6
displaying 9-6
examples A-1
exporting 9-14
font 7-6
font choice 9-5
format, changing 9-8
Histogram Data A-2
Horizontal Statistics A-9
Horizontal Statistics Data A-8
jobs 10-1, 10-2
logo 9-5
navigating in 9-8
print 9-6
Refresh toolbar button 9-8
run by a job 10-1, 10-2
sample configurations 5-2
samples A-1
Series Average A-5
Series Average Data A-4
Series Total A-7
Series Total Data A-6
signature area 9-5
signature lines 7-6
Statistics Data A-3
Statistics Vertical A-11
Statistics Vertical Data A-10
Tabular Data A-12
templates 9-7
title, changing 9-7
toolbar navigation buttons 9-8
types 9-4
Reports toolbar button 9-6
Reports window 9-4
requirements
hardware 1-1
software 1-1
review data 9-2
set filters for 9-3
set sample period for 9-2
RS-485 Device Configuration window 4-3
RS-485 Sample Configuration window 5-4

Index-4

S
sample
channels, configure 5-5
configuration
add a 5-2
RS-485 and RS2-32 5-1
data display 7-5
displaying limit setting 7-2
label 5-1
limit setting, displaying 7-2
print a report of available sample
configurations 5-2
start sampling 8-1
status area in Main Display window 8-3
stop sampling 8-1
Sample Configuration window 5-2, 5-3, 6-2
Channels tab 5-5
Limits tab 6-3
Sample tab 6-3
Sample Configuration: USP 788 LVP window

5-1

sample reports A-1


sampler, defining to the software 2-1, 2-2,

2-4

Sampler: Syringe configuration window 4-2


SamplerSight
closing when jobs still in queue 10-12
Main Display window 8-2
sampling
start 8-1
stop 8-1
security 3-1
configure settings 3-7
configure start up log on 3-7
defining groups 3-1
passwords
character length 3-8
expiration time period 3-8
setting
automatic log-on 3-7
expiration time 3-7
password length 3-7
users 3-5
Security Configuration window
Groups tab 3-2
Settings tab 3-7
Users tab 3-4
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Security Group Configuration window 3-2,

3-3

Security User Configuration window 3-6


selecting the sampler 2-1, 2-2
changing to a different instrument 2-4
Series Average Data report example A-4
Series Average report example A-5
Series Total Data report example A-6
Series Total report example A-7
setting
automatic log-on 3-7
expiration time 3-7
password length 3-7
Settings tab, Security Configuration window 3-7
signature area, reports 9-5
signature line, reports 7-6
size of data files 9-1
software requirements 1-1
start sampling 8-1
Start Sampling window 8-1
start-up 2-1, 2-2
Statistics Data report example A-3
Statistics Vertical Data report example A-10
Statistics Vertical report example A-11
stop sampling 8-1
system requirements 1-1

T
Tabular Data report example A-12
tabular data, displaying 7-2
templates for reports 9-7
time plot
change appearance 9-10
change appearance of 9-10
creating 9-9
display point details 9-9
highlight a line 9-9
right-click menu for changing appearance of

9-13

toolbar for changing appearance of 9-10


viewing 9-9
Time Plot Properties window 9-11, 9-12
Time Plot window 9-9
time plot, Main Display window 8-5
title of report, changing 9-7

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U
users 3-5
add 3-5
defining 3-1
groups 3-1
Users tab, Security Configuration window 3-4,

3-5

V
view
activity log 11-1
in real time 11-3
truncated description 11-3
data 9-1, 9-2
set filters for 9-3
set sample period for 9-2
jobs queue 10-13
previous activity log 11-2

W
windows
Activity Log 11-1
Activity Reports 11-4
Calibration Report 12-8
Calibration Wizard
Calibration Run step 12-4
Sample Configuration step 12-3
CSV Export 9-15
CSV Field Configuration 9-15, 10-8
Data Review 9-2, 9-3
description 9-3
Display Configuration
Channels tab 7-4
Display tab 7-2
Labels tab 7-3
Reports tab 7-6
Samples tab 7-5
Job Configuration 10-2, 10-7, 10-10,

10-11

Job Configuration list 10-4


Job File Configuration 10-5, 10-8
Job Queue 10-13
Main Display 2-3, 8-2
configuring 7-1, 7-2, 7-3, 7-4,
7-5, 7-6
New Sample Configuration Name 5-2
Page Setup 10-4
Report 9-5
Report Configuration 10-3
Report Export 9-14
Reports 9-4
RS-485 Device Configuration 4-3

Index-5

Sample Configuration 5-2, 5-3, 6-2


Channels tab 5-5
Limits tab 6-3
RS-485 5-4
Sample tab 6-3
Sample Configuration: USP 788 LVP 5-1
Sampler: Syringe configuration 4-2
Security Configuration 3-2, 3-3, 3-4,

Index-6

3-5, 3-7
Security Group Configuration 3-2, 3-3
Security User Configuration 3-6
Start Sampling 8-1
Time Plot 9-9
Time Plot Properties 9-11, 9-12
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