1 RheoWin Software for HAAKE Viscometers and Rheometers 9. RheoWin . Windows Software RheoWin is a 32 bit applica- tion designed for Windows 95/'98/ME or Windows NT/2000/XP. It supports the Windows 95/'98 features such as drag and drop and right mouse clicking. It is a Software designed for powerful operating systems because of its 32 bit architecture. Easy to learn RheoWin follows the style and convention of Microsoft Office which makes the Thermo HAAKE Software look familiar on its first usage. The toolbar and the arrangement of the menu items have the meaning and usage according to the Microsoft convention realized in the Microsoft Office Software package.
2 Multitasking Hardware RheoWin controls a rheometer The requirements for RheoWin Networking and simultaneously evaluates are simply to have the operating data using different Software system Windows NT/2000/XP. Network compatibility is a applications or send data to or Windows 95/'98/ME in- necessity when many different output devices like printers or stalled. departments in an organization plotters. RheoWin can also run To run the rheometer one free share data using a management several Viscometers and rheo- COM port is required. information system (MIS) or a meters at the same time with Multitasking of several instru- laboratory data system (LIMS).
3 Different test procedures from ments requires the appropriate RheoWin can be easily inte- one computer. The limitations number of ports to connect grated into existing networks are only dictated by the PC all devices. to make rheological data hardware (number of COM. quickly accessible by different ports, processor speed, users. memory). 2. Rheometers and Viscometers Rheometer and External devices Remote diagnostics Viscometer Rheometry is no longer carried External devices include UV If problems arise during meas- RheoWin is a modular soft- out with one test parameter light sources (UV curing), urements money is wasted for a ware which can be upgraded alone.
4 Modern techniques voltage supply units (Electro service engineer or the response whenever new rheometer hard- research rheology under the rheology), balances to monitor of a hot line. On-line connec- ware is available. It uses the influence of other parameters. the mass flow of powder relays tion by modem can guide the Software driver concept were RheoWin can control and read to switch pumps (pressure operator to set up new test individual device drivers con- external devices to run a com- system). procedures, new measuring tain the code and characteristic bined test and present the data. systems or to diagnose test values to adapt new instru- problems by telephone.
5 Ments. Drivers are available for all Thermo HAAKE rheometers Thermo HAAKE application and RS and RT as well as for the service engineers can be con- Viscotester 550. RheoWin tacted for help by E-mail day even supports no longer manu- and night. factured instruments like RS100, RS50, RT10 or VT500. Temperature controller The Software driver concept is advantageous for the vast variety of temperature control units available from Thermo HAAKE . All traditional circula- tors as well as modern Peltier or electrical heated systems are supported. If a new device becomes available after the Software has been installed it requires only a new driver to connect it.
6 This makes the Software adaptable for the future. 3. RheoWin features Multilingual GLP and ISO 9000 Visual help RheoWin is one of the few Accepted regulations like GLP Experienced computer users video clip or text explanation. Windows Software packages and ISO 9000 require defined know that help files can be a Related explanations to where one can measure methods in QC and prove how jungle when it comes to find- rheology or how to manual is rheological properties in one the data has been created. ing helpful advice. RheoWin available on separate applica- dialog language and send test Traceability of test results and provides case sensitive help by tion reports.
7 Results to other countries in calibration of an instrument the click of the right mouse as their language just at the click can be achieved under pass- of a button without installing word protection and recorded a different version. RheoWin in a logbook. supports the languages German, English, French, Spanish, Japa- Every step during a measure- nese and is equipped to include ment carried out by registered more. users can be monitored, played back and filed . RheoWizard User level For most laboratories rheo- Different users have different metry is just one of many tests needs and expectations when to be performed. To make even using a Software .
8 R&D applica- occasional sessions a complete tions need the full power of success, RheoWizard helps to a Software package but QC. set up new test procedures and environments require that makes suggestions for best data only predefined and password presentation and analysis. It will protected procedures are ac- warn the user if the instrument cessible. RheoWin allows is forced to run measurements to select user levels such at its limits where errors are as R&D, development, QC, usually higher than expected. service and demo mode. 4. RheoWin features Edit a running test be changed (curing test), the parameter settings of the fol- When a measurement is in lowing test element can be progress the behavior of the flu- modified.
9 All items of a proce- dure which have not been run or started can be altered. Installation Composing new tests The installation of RheoWin RheoWin can run predefined follows the Windows procedures. procedures from the desktop The Software is automatically or within the Software . New registered by the operating tests can be easily added by the ids reaction can be immediately system and can be completely operator based on given tem- observed. If the material's re- removed with Windows plates and jobs. A template sponse shows unexpected results Messages uninstall if desired. holds all functions and routines or the timing of a test needs to All RheoWin drivers and sup- but no parameter settings.
10 To Operators using the rheometer port programs are found in the make a job out of a template only occasionally may need RheoWin directory and not the test parameter (shear rate, more explanations during a test spread out in different folders. test ) have to be filled in run or should be reminded on Removing the program folder and the result can be stored as special actions to be performed puts the computer in the same a JOB. Likewise a proven JOB manually. RheoWin executes state as before (except registry, can be saved as a new template user defined messages as text font). with Save As . or sound at relevant stages and waits for a confirmation.