Quick Start Guide

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Quick Start Guide

This section guides the user through a typical verification process. Portions of this section require referral to some software sections of the Users Help System for additional information.

 

Using the Engineer mode a Target 10 specification can be created by using a data run and recipe or a data run and recipe already developed. Once this file has been created, it can be used to verify a process or machine performance along with the M.O.L.E. Profiler and/or OvenCHECKER™. Refer to topic OvenCHECKER™ for more information on the OvenCHECKER™.

 

After the hardware is setup and the software is installed, use the following steps to verify a process using a M.O.L.E. Profiler.

 

Step 1: Create Target 10 File

Important Information

This is available when in Engineer Mode.

1)Start the software by double clicking on the program icon.
2)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.
3)Make sure the M.O.L.E. Profiler Power Pack battery is fully charged. When a M.O.L.E. Profiler is selected, the software status bar displays the current battery voltage. Refer to topic Status Bar for more information.
4)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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5)Select the New (Start) button Start on the toolbar. A message box appears with the five workflow wizard options.

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6)On the Start dialog box, select the Create T 10 using existing profile radio button then click the Create T 10 Spec command button and the workflow wizard appears.
7)Select the instrument type that will be used to verify the process.

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8)Click the Next command button.
9)Select a data run. This is the data run that is known to be good and the user wishes to confirm the process is reproducing faithfully using the verify process.

Important Information

If the selected data run was created using a recording interval other than 1.0 second, the Slope calculation will not be included in the Target10 Specification.

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Important Information

This list displays the data runs from the currently open working directory.

10)Click the Next command button.
11)Map the desired channels from selected data run to channels of the M.O.L.E. Profiler. These typically are the most important channels that best represent the process being verified.

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Tip

The software displays all the channels in the selected thermal profile. The thermal profile shown in the sample was taken from a 20-channel MEGAM.O.L.E.® 20 thermal profile.

12)Click the Next command button.
13)Once the channels are mapped, review the results of the Target 10 specification. The user can then decide if they wish to send these to the M.O.L.E. Profiler or make final modifications to the Slope, Soak, Time Above and/or Peak parameter.

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14) If the user decides to make modifications, click the Modify Target10 command button and the the Target 10-OK tab is displayed. Make the desired modifications to the Slope, Soak, Time Above and/or Peak parameter specifications.

Important Information

If any of the parameter specifications are changed the OK button will inform the user by displaying (OKModified).

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15)Click the OK command button to accept the modified specifications or Cancel to discard them and return to the workflow wizard.

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16)If the user either decides to send the Target10 to the M.O.L.E. Profiler or complete the wizard by clicking the Finish command button, the software prompts the user to save the Target 10 file (*.T10).

Important Information

Only the MEGAM.O.L.E.® 20, V-M.O.L.E.® and SuperM.O.L.E.® Gold 2 can have the Target 10 sent to them. When using the SuperM.O.L.E.® Gold the Target 10 will only be able to be saved as a file.

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17)When finished naming the file, click the Save command button to complete the workflow wizard.

 

Step 2: Verify Process

Important Information

This is available in both Engineer & Verify Modes.

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)On the File menu, click New. The Start dialog box appears with the five workflow wizard options.

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3)On the Start dialog box, click the Verify Process 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 desired instrument from the dialog box to choose the M.O.L.E. Profiler. 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 a Target 10 file from the list to verify. When placing the mouse cursor over a file on the list, a thumbnail image appears to help properly identify the assembly associated with it.

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Important Information

When selecting a Target 10 file to verify, the software displays files located in the \ECD\MegaMoleMAP\Target10Spec\ directory that are associated with the currently selected instrument.

7)Click the Next command button.
8)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.

Important Information

If everything is OK, the dialog box displays a GREEN symbol. If there are any items that may prevent the user from collecting good data, they are highlighted and a yellow Warning symbol is displayed.

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OK

Warning

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9)Click the Next command button.
10)Review the machine settings and click the Next command button to continue.

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11)Attach sensors to a test assembly. Make sure to connect them to the same locations that were used when creating the verification specification file. If the same test assembly is being used that was used to create the verification specification file, no thermocouple attachment will be required.

Important Information

When soldering a T/C sensor to a component with high temperature solder, use Kester SN10 (or equivalent) for 183°C eutetic solder or Kester SN5 (or equivalent) for lead free soldering. Kapton® tape, aluminum tape and Temprobe can also be used to hold T/C wire to the test assembly.

Thermocouple Attachment Methods

12)Unwind the thermocouple sensor leads and attach the connectors to the M.O.L.E. Profiler.

Caution

Never permit the M.O.L.E. Profiler to exceed the absolute maximum warranteed internal temperature, as permanent damage may result. The warranty will not cover damage caused by exceeding the maximum specified internal temperature.

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13)After the oven stabilizes, turn the M.O.L.E. Profiler on and press the record button.

Important Information

The record button will need to be pressed even if the M.O.L.E. Profiler is configured to start if the start parameters Trigger Temperature or Points Delay are configured.

14)Pass the thermally protected M.O.L.E. Profiler and test assembly through the machine.

Warning

It is highly recommended that protective gloves are used when retrieving the thermal barrier from the oven and when opening the thermal barrier.

15)As the test assembly and M.O.L.E. Profiler emerge from the machine, carry the test assembly with sensors attached and the M.O.L.E. Profiler in the Thermal barrier to a table or flat surface.

Important Information

If a sensor is removed before the M.O.L.E. Profiler has stopped collecting data, the data for that channel might become distorted.

16)Open the Thermal barrier and if the Record LED is still flashing this means the M.O.L.E. Profiler is still recording and it must be stopped.
17)Remove the M.O.L.E. Profiler from the Thermal barrier. Handle it carefully, as the case may still be warm.
18)Disconnect the sensors from the M.O.L.E. Profiler and place it near the computer.
19)Press the OK button on the M.O.L.E. Profiler and wait for the GO or NO-GO indication (RED or GREEN). By pressing the OK button, the M.O.L.E. Profiler analyzes the most recent data run to verify the Target 10 Specifications applied to the previously selected data run.

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Important Information

Only the MEGAM.O.L.E.® 20, V-M.O.L.E.® and SuperM.O.L.E.® Gold 2 are equipped with the OK button. When using the SuperM.O.L.E.® Gold please skip the previous step.

20)Connect the M.O.L.E. Profiler to the computer and click the Next command button.
21)Select the desired data run and then click the Next command button to 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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22)When the data run has been downloaded, the software prompts the user to save the verification data run file (*.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.

Save Data Run

 

23)When finished, click the Save command button.
24)Click the Next command button to show the Target 10-OK results.

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25)Analyze the data by selecting the Target10-OK tab on the Profile Tab.

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