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CRC ® -25PET Communications Manual- Revision K

CRC-25 PET Communications Manual - 9250-129 Rev K

CRC®-25PET
Communications

OWNER’S MANUAL

Capintec, Inc.
Sales and Marketing
and Customer Support

6 Arrow Road
Ramsey, NJ 07446
Phone (800) ASK-4CRC
Fax (201) 825-1336

Capintec, Inc.
Service Center
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Phone (800) 227-6832
Fax (412) 963-0610

Copyright© 2006 Capintec, Inc.

®CRC is a registered trademark of Capintec, Inc.
U.S. Patents - 3,748,476 and 3,840,745
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

Manual Stock No. 9250-0129

Rev. B – June 2009



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Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION ...................................................................................................................... 5

INSTALLATION .......................................................................................................................5
From Capintec Web Site.......................................................................................................5
From CD ...............................................................................................................................5

CONNECTING THE CALIBRATOR ........................................................................................7
RS-232 .................................................................................................................................7
USB ......................................................................................................................................7

LICENSING .............................................................................................................................. 7

MAIN SCREEN ........................................................................................................................8
Data Acquisition....................................................................................................................9
QC ........................................................................................................................................9
QC History ............................................................................................................................9
Repeated Acquisition............................................................................................................9
Maximum Activity Acquisition ...............................................................................................9
Archive .................................................................................................................................. 9
Setup ..................................................................................................................................10

SETUP ...................................................................................................................................10
Obtaining the License .........................................................................................................11
Inputting the License...........................................................................................................11
Report Header Frame.........................................................................................................11
Communications Port Frame ..............................................................................................11
Printer on PC Frame...........................................................................................................12
Chambers Frame................................................................................................................12
Exiting Setup.......................................................................................................................12

DATA ACQUISITION.............................................................................................................13
Change Nuclide ..................................................................................................................13
Update User Keys...............................................................................................................14
Select Chamber Frame.......................................................................................................14
Saving Data ........................................................................................................................14
Printing ...............................................................................................................................15
Exporting............................................................................................................................. 15
Exiting Data Acquisition ......................................................................................................16

QC TEST................................................................................................................................16
Selecting Chamber for Test Frame.....................................................................................17
Exiting QC Test...................................................................................................................19

QC HISTORY .........................................................................................................................20
Chamber Selection .............................................................................................................20
Test Selection .....................................................................................................................21

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Printing ............................................................................................................................... 21
Save to File ........................................................................................................................ 21
Delete History..................................................................................................................... 21
Exiting QC History .............................................................................................................. 21

REPEATED ACQUISITION................................................................................................... 22
Chamber Selection............................................................................................................. 22
Setup for Repeated Acquisition.......................................................................................... 23
Entering Interval.............................................................................................................. 23
Number of Measurements .............................................................................................. 23
Exiting Repeated Acquisition Setup................................................................................ 23
Starting Repeated Acquisition ............................................................................................ 24
Canceling Repeated Acquisition ........................................................................................ 24
Printing ............................................................................................................................... 24
Exporting ............................................................................................................................ 24
Exiting Repeated Acquisition.............................................................................................. 25

MAXIMUM ACTIVITY ACQUISITION ................................................................................... 26
Chamber Selection............................................................................................................. 26
Setup for Maximum Activity Acquisition ............................................................................. 27
Entering Interval.............................................................................................................. 27
Exiting Maximum Activity Setup...................................................................................... 27
Starting Maximum Activity Acquisition................................................................................ 27
Stopping Maximum Activity Acquisition .............................................................................. 28
Printing ............................................................................................................................... 28
Exporting ............................................................................................................................ 28
Exiting Maximum Activity Acquisition ................................................................................. 29

ARCHIVE............................................................................................................................... 30
Creating an Archive............................................................................................................ 30
Opening an Archive............................................................................................................ 31
Viewing / Printing Archived Data ........................................................................................ 32
Exiting Archive.................................................................................................................... 32

IMPORTING A FILE INTO EXCEL........................................................................................ 32

INDEX

WARRANTY

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INTRODUCTION

The CRC®-25PET Communications Program can communicate with the CRC®-25PET via
RS-232 or USB ports.

INSTALLATION

Note: Before proceeding, it is recommended that you close any applications you may be
running. Setup cannot install system files or update shared files if they are in use.

From Capintec Web Site
Click on the Download link.
If your browser gives you a choice of running or saving the file, select Save and save to your
Desktop.
Click on the downloaded icon.
Follow directions as the program is installed.

From CD
Insert the CRC®-25PET Communications CD into your CD drive.
The CD is self-starting. If it does not start, perform the following steps:

Select Run… from the Start Menu.
Click the Browse… button.
From the Look in: drop-down list, select Communications (CD Drive).
Click on the file setup.exe to select it.
Click the Open button.
Click the OK button.
The CRC-25PET Communications Setup window appears as shown in Figure 1.

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Figure 1 Install Screen 1
Click the OK button. Click the large setup icon (button) to begin the installation. Click the Exit
Setup button to cancel the installation.

Figure 2 Install Screen 2
The CRC-25PET Communications – Choose Program Group Window appears.
Click the Continue button.

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The Program begins to run through its setup procedure. Once Setup is completed
successfully, Figure 3 will appear.

Figure 3 Install Screen 3

Click the OK button.
After the installation is complete, click the Start Menu, Programs, right-click on the
Comm25_Pet icon and select Create Shortcut.
Drag one of the shortcuts to the Desktop.
Restart the computer.

CONNECTING THE CALIBRATOR

The calibrator must be connected to the PC and on the Chamber Measurement screen
before starting the Communications program.

RS-232
Connect one end of the cable to the “RS-232” port on the rear panel of the Calibrator.
Connect the other end of the cable to the Serial (Comm) port of the computer.

USB
Connect one end of the cable to the “PC” USB port on the side of the Calibrator. Connect the
other end of the cable to a USB port on the computer.

LICENSING

A valid license is needed to communicate with the CRC®-25PET.
The license is tied to your PC’s hard drive. The activation code and form for obtaining a
license are accessed via the Setup Screen.

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MAIN SCREEN

When the program is launched, Figure 4 Main Screen will appear. All functions are
accessed from the Main Screen.

Figure 4 Main Screen June 09

From the Main Screen, the following functions can be accessed:
• Data Acquisition
• QC
• QC History
• Repeated Acquisition
• Maximum Activity Acquisition
• Archive
• Setup

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Data Acquisition
(Reference DATA ACQUISITION page 13 for operational instructions.)
This function reads and saves activity measured by the Chamber.
The Nuclide may be selected.

QC
(Reference QC TEST page 16 for operational instructions.)
This function allows the user to perform Daily Chamber Tests and saves the data.

QC History
(Reference QC HISTORY page 20 for operational instructions.)
This function allows the user to view, print and manage saved QC data history.

Repeated Acquisition
(Reference REPEATED ACQUISITION page 22 for operational instructions.)
The nuclide and activity are displayed and updated at time intervals set by the user and for
the number of measurements set by the user. The data for each interval are automatically
saved and may be printed or exported to Excel.

Maximum Activity Acquisition
(Reference MAXIMUM ACTIVITY ACQUISITION page 26 for operational instructions.)
The nuclide and activity are displayed and updated at time intervals set by the user. The
maximum activity will also be displayed. The data acquisition must be stopped by the user.
The maximum activity will be automatically saved and may be printed or exported to Excel.

Archive
(Reference ARCHIVE page 30 for operational instructions.)
This function allows the user to save the current database and access previously saved
databases for viewing and printing.

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Setup
(Reference SETUP page 10 for operational instructions.)

This function is used to:
• obtain the data needed to attain a license,
• generate the License Request Form,
• input the License information,
• input the Report Header information,
• to select communications port,
• specify if a printer is attached to the computer (PC), and
• select the number of Chambers attached to the calibrator.

SETUP

From Figure 4 Main Screen, click the Setup button. Figure 5 Setup Screen will appear.

Figure 5 Setup Screen

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Obtaining the License

The program’s license is tied to your computer’s hard drive. An example activation code is
shown below in Figure 6.

Figure 6 License Frame

Click the License Request Form button to print a form containing the information necessary
to obtain a license. Contact the Capintec Sales department at 1-800-631-3826 to order your
license. You will be given a License code that will work only with your computer.
Note: A printer attached to your computer is required to obtain the License Request Form.

Inputting the License
Enter the License Code making sure that you enter the License with upper case letters. If the
license is correctly entered, you will be able to obtain data from the CRC®-25PET.

Report Header Frame
Up to 40 characters per line may be entered in these 5 fields. The report header will be
printed on all the reports.

Communications Port Frame
The CRC®-25PET can communicate with a PC via RS-232 or USB.

Figure 7 Communications Port Frame

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Comm 1 is set as the default. If you want to use the USB port or another RS-232 port for
communications with the CRC®-25PET, select that port. The port will be set up when the
Done button is pressed.

Printer on PC Frame
Reports may be printed from this program if a printer is connected to your PC. On first
startup, it is assumed that there is no printer.

Figure 8 Printer on PC Frame

Click the Yes radio button if a printer is connected to the PC. This will enable the Print
buttons throughout the program.

Chambers Frame
One or two Chambers may be connected to a CRC®-25PET Calibrator. This frame (refer to
Figure 9) allows the program to be set for one or two Chambers.

Figure 9 Chambers Frame
Select the appropriate radio button for the number of Chambers attached to the calibrator.
Exiting Setup
To exit Setup and save the entries, click the Done button.
To exit Setup without saving entries, click the Cancel button.

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DATA ACQUISITION

From Figure 4 Main Screen, click the Data Acquisition button. Figure 10 Data Acquisition
Screen will appear.

Figure 10 Data Acquisition Screen

The activity and nuclide are automatically acquired every second for the selected Chamber.
Data Acquisition begins when the Data Acquisition screen is displayed. The current calibrator
reading is displayed.

The Pre-set Nuclide and User keys are displayed on the Data Acquisition screen. The
nuclide may be changed from the PC and the User keys will display the assigned nuclide.

When the Data Acquisition screen is accessed, the Calibrator sends the names of the
nuclides assigned to the User Keys to the PC. These names are displayed on the User keys
on the Data Acquisition screen. If a User Key does not have a nuclide assigned to it, the key
will not be active (grayed out).

Change Nuclide
The nuclide on the calibrator can be changed from the PC program by clicking one of the
Pre-Set Nuclide keys or a User key shown on Figure 10. The data for the new nuclide will be
displayed.

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Update User Keys
If the assignment for any User key on the calibrator is changed, click the Update User Keys
button so that the User keys on the PC program will reflect the assignments on the calibrator.

Select Chamber Frame
Note: If only one Chamber was chosen in the “Chambers” frame in the Setup Module, the

Select Chamber Frame will not be displayed.

To change the Chamber being read, click on the appropriate radio button for Chamber 1 or 2.

Saving Data
To save the measurement for printing or exporting, click the SAVE button.

The nuclide name and activity will appear in the Saved Nuclide and Activity boxes as shown
in Figure 11 Saved Data Acquisition Screen.

Figure 11 Saved Data Acquisition Screen

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Each time the SAVE button is pressed, the current data is added to the previously saved
data.

Once the DONE button is pressed, the saved data is erased.

If you wish to retain the saved data, you must either print it or export it to a file. The Print and
Export buttons will become active after the SAVE button is pressed.

Printing
Note: The Print button is not active until the SAVE button is pressed. (The Print button will

never be active if the “Printer on PC” is set to No in the Setup Module.)

Click the Print button for a printout of the saved data. After printing, you will be asked if you
want to retain the data. Click the Yes button to retain the data.

If the No button is pressed, all saved data will be erased and the Print button will become
inactive.

Exporting
Note: The Export button is not active until the SAVE button is pressed.

Click the Export button to create a file of the saved data that may be used in Excel or a
similar program. (The default save folder is C:\CRC-25 Communications\Data. The default
file extension is .xls) Figure 12 Default Extension is xls Screen will appear.

Figure 12 Default Extension is xls Screen 15
Type a name in the File name: drop-own box and press the Save button.

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After exporting, you will be asked if you want to retain the data. Click the Yes button to retain
the data.

If the No button is pressed, all saved data will be erased and the Export button will become
inactive.

Exiting Data Acquisition
Click the DONE button or press the Esc key to exit the Data Acquisition screen and return to
Figure 4 Main Screen.

QC TEST

This module is used to step the Chamber through the Daily Chamber Test. The following test
will be performed:

• Auto Zero
• Background
• Chamber Voltage
• Data Check
• Accuracy Test (if Test Source(s) are setup)

From Figure 4 Main Screen, click the QC button. Figure 13 QC Test Screen will appear.

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Figure 13 QC Test Screen

Note: The calibrator must be on the Chamber Measurement screen before beginning the
test.

Selecting Chamber for Test Frame
Note: If only one Chamber was chosen in the “Chambers” frame in the Setup Module, the

Select Chamber Frame will not be displayed.

Figure 14 Selection of Chamber for Daily Test 17
The Daily Chamber Test is performed on the selected chamber only.
The Chamber must be selected before performing the test.

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• Click on the correct Chamber radio button in Figure 14 Selection of Chamber for
Daily Test.

• Click the Select Chamber button. The calibrator display will change to the selected
Chamber before the test begins.

• After the Chamber is selected, the Begin Test button will be enabled as shown in
Figure 15 Daily Chamber Test Frame.

Figure 15 Daily Chamber Test Frame
The Daily Chamber Test Frame is used to step through the Daily Test for the selected
Chamber (the Chamber displayed on the calibrator readout).
To start the test, click the Begin Test button. Figure 16 Remove Sources Screen will
appear.

Figure 16 Remove Sources Screen
Remove all sources from the vicinity of the Chamber and click the OK button.
To abort the Daily Chamber Test, click the Cancel button.
When each section of the test is finished, the Accept button will be activated. Click the
Accept button to continue to the next part of the test.
If Test Sources have been input, Figure 17 Measure Sources Screen will appear for each
source; otherwise a “NO SOURCES” message will appear on the screen and the test is
complete.

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Figure 17 Measure Sources Screen

When the test is complete, the Save Results and Print (if the “Printer on PC” is set to Yes in
the Setup Module) buttons will be enabled.
Click the Print button to print a report for this test.
Click the Save Results button to save the data to the database for future viewing and
printing in QC History (refer to QC HISTORY section on page 20).

Exiting QC Test
Click the DONE button or press the Esc key to exit the QC Test Screen.

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QC HISTORY

This module allows the user to view, print, save to file or delete the QC History.

From Figure 4 Main Screen, click the QC History button. Figure 18 QC History Screen will
appear.

Figure 18 QC History Screen
Chamber Selection
Note: If only one Chamber was chosen in the “Chambers” frame in the Setup Module, the

Select Chamber Frame will not be displayed.
Select the Chamber whose history is to be viewed as shown in Figure 19 QC Chamber
Selection Frame.

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Figure 19 QC Chamber Selection Frame

Test Selection
Data from Daily Chamber and Accuracy Tests may be displayed.
To change the selection, click on the desired radio button as shown in Figure 20 QC Test
Selection Frame.

Figure 20 QC Test Selection Frame

Printing
Note: The Print button will not be active if the “Printer on PC” is set to No in the Setup

Module)
The displayed QC History data may be printed. To print a report of the displayed data, click
the Print button.

Save to File
The displayed QC History data may be saved to a file. To save the data to a file, click the
Save to File button.

Delete History
The Delete History button is only active when Daily is selected. It is not active when
Accuracy is selected.
To delete the history, click the Delete History button. The Daily Test and Accuracy Test data
for the Chamber will be deleted.

Exiting QC History
Click the Done button or press the Esc key to exit the QC History Screen.

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REPEATED ACQUISITION

Repeated Acquisition is used to acquire data at a constant time interval for a given number of
measurements.

From Figure 4 Main Screen, click the Repeated Acquisition button. Figure 21 Repeated
Acquisition Screen will appear.

Figure 21 Repeated Acquisition Screen
Chamber Selection
Note: If only one Chamber was chosen in the “Chambers” frame in the Setup Module, the

Select Chamber Frame will not be displayed.
Select the Chamber whose history is to be viewed as shown in Figure 22 Chamber
Selection Frame.

Figure 22 Chamber Selection Frame

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Setup for Repeated Acquisition
Click the Setup button to display Figure 23 Repeated Acquisition Setup Screen.

The Repeated Acquisition Setup Screen is used for entering the parameters needed to
acquire repeated data.

Figure 23 Repeated Acquisition Setup Screen

Entering Interval
The default value for the interval between measurements is 1 second.

To change this value, input the desired interval in seconds, minutes or hours (integral
seconds, minutes or hours only).

Number of Measurements
Input the desired number of measurements. The Total Acquisition time will then be
displayed.

Exiting Repeated Acquisition Setup
Click the Done button to exit Repeated Acquisition Setup and save the values.

Click the Cancel button to exit Repeated Acquisition Setup without saving the values.

Figure 21 Repeated Acquisition Screen will re-appear.

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Starting Repeated Acquisition
Click the Start button to begin the acquisition.

Data is read from the calibrator at the requested interval for the requested number of
measurements. The Isotope, Activity and Acquisition number are displayed.

When the acquisition is complete, the time, Isotope and Activity for each measurement are
saved for output and the Export and Print buttons become active.

Note: The Print button will not be active if the “Printer on PC” is set to No in the Setup
Module)

Canceling Repeated Acquisition
Click the Cancel button to stop the acquisition before all the requested measurements have
been made.

Printing
Note: The Print button will not be active if the “Printer on PC” is set to No in the Setup

Module)

Click the Print button for a printout of the measurements. After printing, you will be asked if
you want to retain the data. Click the Yes button to retain the data.

If the No button is pressed, all saved data will be erased and the Print button will become
inactive.

Exporting
Click the Export button to create a file of the measurements that may be used in Excel or a
similar program. (The default save folder is C:\CRC-25 Communications\Data. The default
file extension is .xls) Figure 24 Default Extension is xls Screen will appear.

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Figure 24 Default Extension is xls Screen
Type a name in the File name: drop-own box and click the Save button.
After exporting, you will be asked if you want to retain the data. Click the Yes button to retain
the data.
If the No button is pressed, all saved data will be erased and the Export button will become
inactive.

Exiting Repeated Acquisition
Click the Done button or press the Esc key to exit the Repeated Acquisition screen.
All saved data will be erased upon exiting the Repeated Acquisition screen.

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MAXIMUM ACTIVITY ACQUISITION

Maximum Activity Acquisition is used to perform repeated data acquisitions and save the
maximum activity for the set acquisition time period.

From Figure 4 Main Screen, click the Maximum Activity button. Figure 25 Maximum
Activity Acquisition Screen will appear.

Figure 25 Maximum Activity Acquisition Screen
Chamber Selection
Note: If only one Chamber was chosen in the “Chambers” frame in the Setup Module, the

Select Chamber Frame will not be displayed.
Select the Chamber whose history is to be viewed as shown in Figure 26 Chamber
Selection Frame.

Figure 26 Chamber Selection Frame

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Setup for Maximum Activity Acquisition
Click the Setup button to display Figure 27 Maximum Activity Setup Screen.

Figure 27 Maximum Activity Setup Screen

Entering Interval
The default value for the interval between measurements is 1 second.
To change this value, input the desired interval in seconds (integral seconds only)

Exiting Maximum Activity Setup
Click the Done button to exit Maximum Activity Setup and save the values.
Click the Cancel button to exit Maximum Activity Setup without saving the values.
Figure 25 Maximum Activity Acquisition Screen will re-appear.

Starting Maximum Activity Acquisition
Click the Start button to begin the acquisition.
Data will be read from the chamber at the requested interval. The Isotope, Maximum Activity
since the data acquisition began and the Current Activity will be displayed. The Run Time
(time since the data acquisition began) will also be displayed.

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Stopping Maximum Activity Acquisition
Click the Stop button to terminate the Maximum Activity Acquisition and save the maximum
activity.

When the acquisition is stopped, the time, Isotope and Activity are saved for output and the
Export and Print buttons become active.

Note: The Print button will not be active if the “Printer on PC” is set to No in the Setup
Module)

Printing
Note: The Print button will not be active if the “Printer on PC” is set to No in the Setup

Module)

Click the Print button for a printout of the maximum activity for each set of measurements.
After printing, you will be asked if you want to retain the data. Click the Yes button to retain
the data.

If the No button is pressed, all saved data will be erased and the Print button will become
inactive.

Exporting
Click the Export button to create a file of the maximum activities that may be used in Excel
or a similar program. (The default save folder is C:\CRC-25 Communications\Data. The
default file extension is .xls) Figure 28 Default Extension is xls Screen will appear.

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Figure 28 Default Extension is xls Screen

Type a name in the File name: drop-own box and click the Save button.
After exporting, you will be asked if you want to retain the data. Click the Yes button to retain
the data.
If the No button is pressed, all saved data will be erased and the Export button will become
inactive.

Exiting Maximum Activity Acquisition
Click the Done button or press the Esc key to exit the Maximum Activity Acquisition screen.
All saved data will be erased upon exiting the Maximum Activity Acquisition screen.

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ARCHIVE

From Figure 4 Main Screen, click the Archive button. Figure 29 Archive Screen will appear.

Figure 29 Archive Screen
Archive is used to save the current database and to access previously saved databases. All
archived databases are in the sub-folder Archive.
Archive should always be performed before deleting QC data.
Creating an Archive
To create a new archive (save the current database) click the Create Archive button. Figure
30 Create Archive Dialog Screen will appear:

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Figure 30 Create Archive Dialog Screen

The previously archived databases will be shown.
The file name will default to the word “Archive” followed by the current date in format
MMDDYYYY. The filename may be changed, but the folder cannot be changed.
When the correct file name is displayed, click on the Save button.
Figure 29 Archive Screen will re-appear with the full name of the created archive file
displayed on the top of the screen.

Opening an Archive
To open a previously archived database, from Figure 29 Archive Screen, click on the Open
Archive button. Figure 31 Open Archive Dialog Screen will appear.

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Figure 31 Open Archive Dialog Screen

The previously archived databases will be shown. Click on the database to be opened. The
selected database’s name will appear in the File name text box. Click the Open button to
open the database.
Figure 29 Archive Screen will re-appear with the name of the opened archive displayed on
the top of the screen and the QC button will be enabled.

Viewing / Printing Archived Data
After an archived database is opened, you may view and print the archived data by clicking
on the QC button.
The screen will be the same as Figure 18 QC History Screen.

Exiting Archive
Click the Done button or press the Esc key to exit the Archive Screen.
If an archived file has been opened, it will be closed and the current database will be opened.

IMPORTING A FILE INTO EXCEL

Data that has been exported to Excel is in a format that is easy for Excel to read. However, a
few steps must be performed before accessing the data.

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1. Open Excel and select the exported file (25test.xls in the example). Figure 32 will
appear.

Figure 32

2. Verify that the Delimited radio button is selected and the File origin: drop-down box is
set to Windows (ANSI). Click the Next> button. Figure 33 will appear.

Figure 33
3. Verify that the options are set as above. Click the Next> button. Figure 34 will appear.

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Figure 34
4. Click the Finish button. The spreadsheet will appear as shown in Figure 35.

Figure 35
5. If you want a heading for the data, highlight the first row and select Rows from the

Insert Menu. Refer to Figure 36.

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Figure 36
6. Type the heading in the row that is opened in front of the current row 1. Refer to

Figure 37

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Index

A Exiting QC History, 21
Exiting QC Test, 19
activation code, 11 Exporting
Archive, 30
Data Acquisition, 15
Creating, 30 Maximum Activity Acquisition, 28
Exiting, 32 Repeated Acquisition, 24
function, 9
Opening, 31 F
Archived Data
Printing, 32 Functions
Viewing, 32 Archive, 9
Data Acquisition, 9
C Program, 8
QC, 9
Chamber Selection QC History, 9
Maximim Activity Acquisition, 26 Setup, 10
QC History, 20
Repeated Acquisition, 22 I

Chambers Frame, 12 Importing to Excel, 32
Change Nuclide, 13 Installation, 5
communications port, 10
Communications Port, 11 from CD, 5
Connection from Web Site, 5
Interval
Calibrator, 7 entering, 23, 27
Creating an Archive, 30
L
D
License, 10
Daily Chamber Test, 16 inputting, 11
Data Acquisition, 13 obtaining, 11

Exiting, 16 License Request Form, 10
Exporting, 15 Licensing, 7
function, 9
Printing, 15 M
Saving Data, 14
Delete History Maximim Activity Acquisition
QC, 21 Chamber Selection, 26

E Maximum Activity Acquisition, 9, 26
Entering Interval, 27
Excel Exiting, 29
Importing a file, 32 Exiting Setup, 27
Exporting, 28
Exiting Printing, 28
Maximum Activity Acquisition, 29 Setup, 27
Maximum Activity Acquisition Setup, 27 Starting, 27
Repeated Acquisition Setup, 23 Stopping, 28

Exiting Archive, 32

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CHAPTER 5

SYSTEM INITIALIZATION

GENERAL .......................................................................................................5-1
SETTING DATE AND TIME ............................................................................5-1
CHOOSING Ci or Bq ......................................................................................5-3
PRINTING .......................................................................................................5-4

Printer Power Requirements .....................................................................5-5
Printer Selection.........................................................................................5-5
SCREEN SETUP ............................................................................................5-17
Screen Saver .............................................................................................5-18
Screen Contrast.........................................................................................5-19

GENERAL
This section describes initialization and parameter setup.

All of these functions are accessed via the Main Menu.

Press MENU from the Measurement Screen. The Main Menu will appear.

1. Calculations
2. Diagnostics
3. Setup
4. Tests

Figure 5-1 Main Menu

SETTING DATE AND TIME

To view and/or change the date and/or time, select SETUP. Figure 5-2 Main Setup Menu will
appear.

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SETUP
1. Time
2. Ci/Bq
3. Printing
4. Other
5. Screen

Figure 5-2 Main Setup Menu

Select TIME to view and/or change the date and/or time. Figure 5-3 Date / Time Verification
Screen will appear showing the current date and time.

Apr 04 2006
09:56

Correct ?
Yes or No

Figure 5-3 Date / Time Verification Screen

If the date and time are correct, press YES. Figure 5-2 Main Setup Menu will re-appear.
If the date and/or time are incorrect, press NO to make necessary changes. Figure 5-4 Date
Entry Screen will appear.

Enter Date
_

MMDDYYYY

Figure 5-4 Date Entry Screen

Input the date in the form MMDDYYYY (example: July 3, 2006 would be 07032006) and
press ENTER. The date is checked for validity. If the input date is not valid, a beep will sound
and “DATE ERROR” will be displayed. The date must be re-entered.

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Figure 5-5 Time Entry Screen will appear.

Enter Time
_

hhmm

Figure 5-5 Time Entry Screen

Input the time as hhmm in 24-hour time format (example: 1:25 PM would be 1325, 9:15 AM
would be 0915) and press ENTER. The time is checked for validity. If the entered time is not
valid, a beep will sound and “TIME ERROR” will be displayed. The time must be re-entered.
Figure 5-3 Date / Time Verification Screen will be shown. Press YES if it is correct. Figure
5-2 Main Setup Menu will re-appear. Press NO to make corrections.

CHOOSING CI OR BQ
Measurement results can be displayed in Ci or Bq. The Ci/Bq key is used to switch the
measurement result between Ci and Bq. However, in some facilities, it may be decided to
disable this feature and allow measurements to be displayed only in Ci or only in Bq. When
the system arrives, it is set up to display in Ci and Bq.
To enable or disable Ci/Bq switching, press MENU from the Measurement Screen. Figure
5-1 Main Menu will appear.
From Figure 5-1 Main Menu, select SETUP. Figure 5-2 Main Setup Menu will appear.
From Figure 5-2 Main Setup Menu, select CI/BQ. The current Ci/Bq selection will be shown.
The example below is for the default of Selectable (i.e., the user may select Ci or Bq)

Ci / Bq

SELECTABLE

OK? Y or N

Figure 5-6 Ci / Bq Verification Screen

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If the displayed setting is correct, press YES. Figure 5-2 Main Setup Menu will re-appear.

If the displayed setting is not correct, press NO. Figure 5-7 Ci / Bq Selection Screen will
appear.

1. Set To Ci
2. Set To Bq
3. Ci or Bq

Figure 5-7 Ci / Bq Selection Screen

Press 1, 2 or 3 to select the desired setting.

After choosing the desired setting, Figure 5-6 Ci / Bq Verification Screen will re-appear
showing the new selection.

If 1 was pressed, the Verification Screen will display: FIXED TO Ci.
If 2 was pressed, the Verification Screen will display: FIXED TO Bq.
If 3 was pressed, the Verification Screen will display: Ci / Bq Selectable.

If the displayed setting is correct, press YES. Figure 5-2 Main Setup Menu will re-appear.

If the displayed setting is not correct, press NO. Figure 5-7 Ci / Bq Selection Screen will re-
appear.

PRINTING If any printer other than one of the models supplied by Capintec is used,
CAUTION:
Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) may be introduced into other devices
located in the same general area as the CRC®-25PET.

The CRC®-25PET may be used with the following printers:
• RS-232 printers
o Okidata Microline 320
o Epson LX-300+II
o Epson TM-295II Slip printer
o Epson TM-U220D Roll printer
• USB printers
o HP DeskJet 6000/8000 Series Inkjet (or equivalent) printer
o Epson Stylus C86 Inkjet (or equivalent) printer

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Printer Power Requirements
Okidata Microline 320 printer (optional)

120Vac, 60Hz or
230/240Vac, 50/60Hz

Epson LX-300+II printer (optional)
99-132Vac, 50/60Hz, 0.6A (maximum 1.4A depending on the character type)
198-264Vac, 50/60Hz, 0.3A (maximum 1.4A depending on the character type)

Epson TM-295II Slip Printer (optional)
Input: 100-240Vac, 50/60Hz, 1.2A; Output: +24Vdc, 0.8A

Epson TM-U220D Roll Printer (optional)
Input: 100-240Vac, 50/60Hz, 1.0A max; Output: 24Vdc, 1.5A

HP DeskJet 6000/8000 Series Inkjet (or equivalent) Printer (optional)
100-240Vac, 50/60Hz, 1.5A

Epson Stylus C86 Inkjet (or equivalent) printer (optional)
100-240Vac, 50/60Hz, 0.4A

Printer Selection
If a printer was included with the CRC®-25PET, the system will already be set to use the
included printer. If a printer is being added or the system did not include a printer at the time
of purchase, then the CRC®-25PET must be set to use the printer in order to provide printed
data.

To view and/or change the selected printer, press the MENU key from the Measurement
Screen. Figure 5-1 Main Menu will appear.

From Figure 5-1 Main Menu, select SETUP. Figure 5-2 Main Setup Menu will appear.

From Figure 5-2 Main Setup Menu, select PRINTING. The currently selected printer will be
displayed. In the example below, OKIDATA – ONE LINE is used.

PRINTER IS

OKI
ONE LINE

OK? Y or N

Figure 5-8 Selected Printer Type

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Note: If the Okidata Microline 320 or the Epson LX-300+II are used, the calibration
measurement can be printed on a ticket or as a single line on regular paper.

If the displayed setting is correct, press YES. Figure 5-2 Main Setup Menu will re-appear.

If the displayed setting is not correct, press NO. Figure 5-9 Printer Type Screen will appear.

PRINTER IS

1. RS-232
2. USB
3. NONE

Figure 5-9 Printer Type Screen

RS-232
RS-232 printers are serial printers that use the RS-232 interface. The printers that
can be used with the CRC®-25PET are the Epson Slip, Epson Roll, Okidata Microline
320 or Epson LX-300.

From Figure 5-9 Printer Type Screen, select RS-232. Figure 5-10 RS-232 Printer
Selection screen will appear:

SELECT
1. SLIP - TICKET
2. ROLL
3. OKI
4. LX-300

Figure 5-10 RS-232 Printer Selection

Press the number corresponding to your printer.
For this example, the printer being used is an Okidata Microline 320. Select OKI.
Figure 5-11 Printout Selection will appear.

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MEASUREMENT ON

1. TICKET
2. ONE LINE

Figure 5-11 Printout Selection

The Okidata Microline 320 can print measurements on a ticket or on regular paper.
If the printing will be done on tickets, select TICKET. If printing will not be done on
tickets, select ONE LINE. For this example, the printing will be done on regular paper;
therefore, select ONE LINE.
After selecting the printer (and measurement printout for Okidata or Epson LX-300+II)
the selection made will be displayed for verification.

PRINTER IS

OKI
ONE LINE

OK? Y or N

Figure 5-12 Selected Printer Type

If the displayed setting is correct, press YES. Figure 5-2 Main Setup Menu will re-
appear.
If the displayed setting is not correct, press NO. Figure 5-9 Printer Type Screen will
appear.
The above procedure also applies to the other RS-232 printers except that there is no
option for printing on tickets or one line.

Okidata Menu Set-Up
If an Okidata Microline 320 printer was ordered with the CRC®-25PET system, the
Okidata printer should be set-up to function properly.

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Should you experience printer difficulties, such as not printing, improper print spacing,
printing the wrong characters, etc., make sure that the printer Setup is exactly as
indicated in Figure 5-13 Listing of the Turbo OKIDATA 320 Printer Setup Data. If any
differences are found, they must be corrected.

The buttons referred to are all located on the front panel of the printer. The Paper
Lever is on the right side of the top surface of the printer near the paper roller.

To print and correct the Setup:

1. Make sure that the form paper is properly loaded in the printer.

2. Press the SEL button (to take printer off-line).

3. Press SHIFT + MENU (SEL) to enter the Setup Menu.

4. Press the PRINT button and the entire Setup listing will print.

5. If there are no differences between what just printed and Figure 5-13 Listing of
the Turbo OKIDATA 320 Printer Setup Data go to step 10.

6. Press the GROUP button. The first line of the first group of lines of the Setup
will print.

7. If all lines in the group just printed match the corresponding lines in Figure
5-13 Listing of the Turbo OKIDATA 320 Printer Setup Data, repeat step 6 for
the next group.

8. If any line in the group just printed does not match the corresponding line in
Figure 5-13 Listing of the Turbo OKIDATA 320 Printer Setup Data, it must be
corrected. For example, to change the Baud Rate to 4800:

A. Press the GROUP button until Serial I/F is printed.

B. Press the ITEM button until Baud Rate is printed.

C. Press the SET button until 4800 BPS is printed.

9. If any differences remain, return to step 6 for the next group.

10. Press the SHIFT + MENU (SEL) buttons to return to SEL (on-line).

Note: The Setup printout shown in Figure 5-13 Listing of the Turbo OKIDATA 320
Printer Setup Data is for example only. Your printer Setup may differ slightly
from that shown. Verify that the settings, which are the same between your
Setup and that shown, concur.

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Figure 5-13 Listing of the Turbo OKIDATA 320 Printer Setup Data

Printer Control Emulation Mode IBM PPR

Font Print Mode Utility
Font DRAFT Mode HSD
Font Pitch 10 CPI
Font Proportional Spacing No
Font Style Normal
Font Size Single

Symbol Sets Character Set Set I
Symbol Sets Language Set American
Symbol Sets Zero Character Slashed
Symbol Sets Code Page USA

Rear Feed Line Spacing 6 LPI
Rear Feed Form Tear-Off Off
Read Feed Skip Over Perforation No
Rear Feed Page Length 11”

Bottom Feed Line Spacing 6 LPI
Bottom Feed Form Tear-Off Off
Bottom Feed Skip Over Perforation No
Bottom Feed Page Length 11”

Top Feed Line Spacing 6 LPI
Top Feed Bottom Margin Valid
Top Feed Page Length 11”
Top Feed Wait Time 1 sec
Top Feed Page Length Control by Actual Page Length

Set-Up Graphics Uni-directional

Set-Up Receive Buffer Size 64K

Set-Up Paper Out Override No

Set-Up Print Registration 0

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Set-Up Operator Panel Functions Full Operation
Set-Up Reset Inhibit Yes
Set-Up Print Suppress Effective No
Set-Up Auto LF No
Set-Up Auto CR No
Set-Up SI Select Pitch (10CPI) 17.1 CPI
Set-Up SI Select Pitch (12CPI) 12 CPI
Set-Up Time Out Print Valid
Set-Up Auto Select No
Set-Up Centering Position DEFAULT
Set-Up ESC SI Pitch 17.1 CPI

Parallel I/F I-Prime Buffer Print
Parallel I/F Pin 18 +5v
Parallel I/F Bi-Direction Enable

Serial I/F Parity None
Serial I/F Serial Data 7/8 Bits 8 bits
Serial I/F Protocol Ready/Busy
Serial I/F Diagnostic Test No
Serial I/F Busy Line SSD-
Serial I/F Baud Rate 4800 BPS
Serial I/F DSR Signal Invalid
Serial I/F DTR Signal Ready on Power Up
Serial I/F Busy Time 200 ms

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Epson LX-300+II Menu Set-Up
If an Epson LX-300+II printer was ordered with the CRC®-25PET system, the printer
should be set-up to function properly.

Should you experience printer difficulties, such as not printing, improper print spacing,
printing the wrong characters, etc., make sure that the printer Setup is exactly as
shown in Figure 5-15 Epson LX-300+II Printer Current Settings. If any differences are
found, they must be corrected.

Follow the steps below to enter Default Setting mode. If single sheets are used, a
new sheet of paper will need to be loaded each time the printer ejects a printed page.

The buttons referred to are all located on the front panel of the printer.

1. Make sure that the paper is properly loaded and the printer is off.

2. Hold down the TEAR OFF (FONT) button and then turn on the printer.

The printer enters Default Setting mode and prints instructions (as shown in
Figure 5-14 Epson LX-300+II Printer Language Selection Instructions) for
selecting the language. The current language is indicated by which control
panel lights are on. (For English, only the Pause light is on.)

3. If a different language is desired, press the LF/FF button until the lights show
the preferred language.

4. Press the TEAR OFF (FONT) button to print a list of all the current settings as
shown in Figure 5-15 Epson LX-300+II Printer Current Settings.

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