Communications Setup

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Communications Setup

Direct Connect

Prior to operation the M.O.L.E. Profiler must be configured to properly communicate with the M.O.L.E.® MAP Software.

Important Information

The M.O.L.E.® MAP software must be installed prior to communications setup. (Refer to Software Installation for more information).

To connect the M.O.L.E. Profiler:

1)Insert the USB computer interface cable into a computer USB Port and the other end into the Data/Charging Port.

M.O.L.E. Profiler Connection

Important Information

In some cases, the first time a M.O.L.E. Profiler is connected to a computer with an Windows XP operating system, it may require two drivers to be installed. One is a device driver for the M.O.L.E. Profiler and the other is for USB communication.

2)During installation of the device driver, when prompted to select the location of the device driver, select "Install the software automatically". Follow the remaining wizard instructions closely.

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3)During installation of the USB driver a message box appears, select the Continue Anyway command button and the driver will be successfully installed.

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4)After M.O.L.E. Profiler is connected to a computer, the software must be configured so they can communicate. Start the software program by either double-clicking the M.O.L.E.® MAP software icon or selecting it from the ECD program sub-menu.

Start Program

5)On the M.O.L.E. menu, click the Select Instrument command.
6)Select the desired instrument from the dialog box. If there are none displayed, click the Scan for Instruments command button to detect all available instruments.

Select Instrument

Important Information

If the software does not detect a M.O.L.E. Profiler, using the communication cable connect it to the computer and click the Scan for Instruments command button to search again. M.O.L.E.® MAP software allows multiple instruments to be connected to a computer at one time. Selecting the Scan for Instruments command button will detect all instruments and display them in the dialog box. If no instrument is detected the software displays all of the Demonstration thermal profilers to select from.

7)Click the OK command button to accept or Cancel to quit the command.

 

Wireless RF Option Setup

To connect the wireless RF option:

Important Information

Prior to  wireless RF communication, the M.O.L.E. Profiler must first be connected to a computer through the USB Port. This allows the software to register the serial number of the M.O.L.E. Profiler. Registering the serial number ensures that other M.O.L.E. RF transmissions in close proximity to each other will not interfere preventing others from controlling your M.O.L.E. Profiler without your consent.

1)Insert the Wirless RF Transceiver into an available USB Port and the Antenna to the M.O.L.E. Profiler. The first time the Transceiver is connected to a computer, the drivers will automatically be installed. The operating system displays the installation status on the taskbar.

Caution

The M.O.L.E. Profiler is designed to work with the included antenna ECD P/N: E47-6342-11 only. Never make any changes or modifications to the Wireless RF components. Such changes are not expressly approved by ECD and could void the user's authority to operate the equipment.

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Important Information

The Transceiver can either be connected directly to a computer USB Port or a USB extension cable. Using an USB extension cable can be a simple way to get the Transceiver to a better reception area without moving the PC. No matter which method is used, keep wires and other metal objects away from the Transceiver.

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2)After the Transceiver is connected to a computer, it needs to be detected by the software to properly communicate.
3)Start the software program by either double-clicking the M.O.L.E.® MAP software icon or selecting it from the ECD program sub-menu.

Important Information

Confirm the M.O.L.E. Profiler power is on. If it is not This can be done by pressing the On/Off button or by connecting it to the PC USB Port.

Start Program

4)On the M.O.L.E. menu, click the Read Instrument command.

Important Information

When the software detects the Wireless RF Transceiver for the first time, the user will be prompted to enter the 5 digit Unlock Key located on the product ID label.

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5)Enter the Unlock Key in the field and select the OK command button.

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6)If the unlock key is successfully entered, the software informs the user with a message box and the Blue RF indicator on the M.O.L.E. Profiler flashes.

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7)Select the OK command button to continue.

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Important Information

If the software does not detect a M.O.L.E. Profiler, using the communication cable connect it to the computer and click the Scan for Instruments command button to search again. M.O.L.E.® MAP software allows multiple instruments to be connected to a computer at one time. Selecting the Scan for Instruments command button will detect all instruments and display them in the dialog box. If no instrument is detected the software displays all of the Demonstration thermal profilers to select from.

8)Select the MEGAM.O.L.E.® 20 profiler from the dialog box and then click the Next command button to continue.

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9)Click the Finish command button to continue receiving RF data, or Cancel to quit the command.

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The system is now ready to start Wireless RF communication. Refer to topic: Wireless RF Communications to start the real-time wireless data collection.

 

Wireless RF communication tips (MEGAM.O.L.E.® 20 & SuperM.O.L.E.® Gold 2):

RF signals come and go as either the M.O.L.E. Profiler moves through the oven or the Transceiver is moved around like FM radio static as you drive in your car. Moving a few inches in any direction can turn a low signal strength to high signal strength. This gets worse as the Transceiver gets further from the M.O.L.E. Profiler, to a point where no position works.

When setting up the Wireless RF system, the transceiver should be placed as close to the machine as practical. A standard USB extension cable can be used to move the Transceiver closer to the machine or up and away from metal or other interference objects.

Typically if the Transceiver is 3 meters [10 feet] away from the M.O.L.E. Profiler in a machine any location in the room, reception should be fine. Reception is also often a bit better when the Transceiver is perpendicular to the direction of travel through the machine. Metal objects such as carts, walls, or other equipment in the room will impede transmission.

The transmitting Antenna and its proximity to metal can have a big affect. Care should be taken to make sure the Antenna is not laying on metal parts in the machine or barrier box. Keeping the Antenna straight is best.

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Wireless RF Range