Quick Start Guide

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Quick Start Guide

The following section guides the user through a typical data collection process. These steps may vary depending on the process your company uses.

Important Information

Prior to data collection, the SuperM.O.L.E.® Gold Profiler must be “RIDER Ready”. Using the chart below, the user can identify a "RIDER Ready" SuperM.O.L.E.® Gold Profiler with the detailed characteristics. Note: SuperM.O.L.E.® Gold 2 Profilers are “RIDER Ready”.

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Step 1: Setup Instrument

This Wizard guides the user through a typical process on how to set a M.O.L.E. Profiler up for performing a WaveRIDER® NL 2 data run.

Important Information

This is available when in Engineer Mode.

 

To set an instrument up:

1)Connect the M.O.L.E. Profiler to the computer. Refer to the Communications Setup topic for your specific M.O.L.E. Profiler for more information.
2)Open the WaveRIDER® NL 2 barrier box and connect the M.O.L.E. Profiler to the Connector Bridge.
3)Set an Environment related for the type of experiment that is being performed. Either open an existing Environment Folder or create a new one.

Tip

If the desired Environment is not displayed on the Environment Sidebar, the user can use either the Open Environment Toolbar button or select the Open Environment Folder command from the File Menu.

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4)On the M.O.L.E. menu, click Setup Instrument and the workflow wizard appears.

Important Information

When navigating through the wizard, the step list on the left uses a color key to inform the user of the current step, steps that have been completed and remaining steps.

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Current

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Completed

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Remaining

5)Select the desired instrument from the dialog box. If there is none displayed, select the Scan for Instruments command button to detect all connected instruments.

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.

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6)Select the Next command button.
7)Set Instrument Name and then Sensor Platform button.

Tip

For additional settings such as Start and Stop Parameters, select the Advanced check box. Refer to topic Start and Stop Recording Parameters for detailed information for each setting.

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8)Select the WaveRIDER® NL 2 process pallet then the OK command button to proceed.

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9)Confirm the settings and then, select the Next command button to send the data listed in the dialog box to the instrument.

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Tip

When using the SuperM.O.L.E.® Gold Profiler, the sending of data erases any currently stored data.

 

10)Confirm the assembly information such as Part Number, pallet size, sensor locations and a image. This assembly information can then be loaded and saved from/to a an  (*.XMA) file.

Load: This command buttons loads an existing assembly (*.XMA).

Save: This command button saves the current sensor locations and image to an  (*.XMA) file that is then available to be loaded for future data runs.

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Tip

If the user specifies a product image, clicking the Enlarge command button displays the Set Sensor Locations dialog box where the user can specify the locations of each sensor. To move sensor locations, drag the sensor markers to the approximate location where the sensors are attached.

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11)Click the Next command button.
12)Verify the instrument status. This dialog box displays the health of the M.O.L.E. Profiler such as battery charge, internal temperature, thermocouple temperatures. If the user selects the Show Critical command button the dialog box will only display items that will prevent the user from completing a successful data run.

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13) Select the Finish command button to complete the Setup Instrument wizard.

Step 2: Data Collection

1)To start collecting data, the width of the conveyor must be set to match the width of the RIDER.
2)Set the solder wave, pre-heat temperatures and conveyor speed, as a common product would be processed.

Caution

If the Wave Solder machine has an in-line conveyor washer, it must be turned “OFF” or the RIDER must be removed before it reaches the washer. Washing the RIDER with the M.O.L.E. Profiler installed may cause damage.

3)Open the barrier box and make sure the M.O.L.E. Profiler is connected to the connector bridge.

Important Information

If using a SuperM.O.L.E.® Gold 2 Profiler, it may require the configuration plug. This plug configures the "Xpert Ready" SuperM.O.L.E.® Gold Profiler to operate in “RIDER” mode.

4)Press the M.O.L.E. Profiler "ON" button.
5)Place the M.O.L.E. Profiler in the Thermal Barrier and press the "Record" button.
6)Close the barrier box cover and latch securely.

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7)Place the RIDER on to the Wave solder machine conveyor. Make sure the RIDER is being fed into the machine in the proper direction. There are two arrows on the RIDER barrier that indicates the proper direction. If a manual feed wave solder machine is being used, hold the RIDER until the conveyor fingers have completely grabbed the RIDER.

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8)Retrieve the RIDER when it has traveled completely through the wave solder machine. The bottom of the RIDER will be HOT so using protective gloves, retrieve the RIDER from the conveyor. The best way to handle the RIDER when retrieving from the solder machine is to place one hand under the RIDER and use the other hand to grab the barrier box cover.
9)Now that the data collection is complete, it is important to open the barrier box cover to prevent the internal temperature of the M.O.L.E. Profiler to rise above operating temperature specification. To turn the M.O.L.E. Profiler “OFF”, press and HOLD the Start/Stop button until the M.O.L.E. Profiler indicator light turns off, then release the button.
10)Remove the M.O.L.E. Profiler from the barrier by pulling the extractor handle up. Allow the RIDER and M.O.L.E. Profiler cool to room temperature before collecting data again.

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Data Collection Tips:

When turning the M.O.L.E. Profiler “OFF” after the data collection process is complete, do not release the button until the light goes off. Pressing the Start/Stop button briefly will restart the data collection process and erase all the data in memory.

The M.O.L.E. Profiler continues to capture data until its memory is full or until it is turned “OFF". It is recommended to turn M.O.L.E. Profiler “ON” after it is placed on the wave solder machine conveyor, then turn it “OFF” as soon as possible after it exits the solder machine.

If the production process uses pallets, the RIDER sensors may not come in contact with the solder wave. If this condition occurs, try the following options:

a)Install the RIDER into one of the pallets, which can adjust to fit the RIDER.
b)Raise the solder wave(s) height. (This does not represent actual machine use so this option should be avoided).

Step 3: Download Data

1)Connect the M.O.L.E. Profiler to the computer. Refer to the Communications Setup topic for your specific M.O.L.E. Profiler for more information.
2)Select the New (Start) button Start on the toolbar. The Start dialog box appears with the five workflow wizard options.

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3)On the Start dialog box, click the Download Data command button and the workflow wizard appears.

Important Information

When navigating through the wizard, the step list on the left uses a color key to inform the user of the current step, steps that have been completed and remaining steps.

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Current

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Completed

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Remaining

4)Select the instrument from the dialog box that was used with the WaveRIDER® NL 2. If a M.O.L.E. Profiler has already been selected during a different process, the software automatically selects the M.O.L.E. Profiler connected to the COM Port previously used.

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.

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5)Click the Next command button.
6)Select the desired data run and then click the Finish command button to complete the wizard and read the data run from the M.O.L.E. Profiler.

Tip

This step of the wizard allows the user to remove a selected data run from the M.O.L.E. Profiler by either selecting the Delete After Reading check box or selecting the Delete command button and removing it before downloading. This feature is not available for the SuperM.O.L.E.® Gold Thermal Profiler as it does not have the ability to store more than one data run.

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Tip

The software allows the ability to download multiple data runs at one time. For consecutive data runs, click the first data run in the list, press and hold down the SHIFT key, and then click the last data run in the list. For data runs that are not consecutive, press and hold down the CTRL key, and then click each data run that you want to import.

 

7)When the data run has been downloaded, the software prompts the user to specify new file name (*.XMG).

Important Information

If a data run (*.XMG) is saved in a different Environment Folder other than the currently selected, the software automatically activates the new Environment Folder. This process does not delete any data run files in the previously set Environment Folder and can be quickly accessed using the Recent Environment Folders on the File menu.

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8)When finished, click the Save command button to complete the process.

 

The information is automatically saved in the data run file (.XMG) and the experiment data can now be analyzed with the software tools.