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Translation of the Original Instructions

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Preface

Preface
To ensure smooth operation, we have drawn up these practical operating instructions.
We explicitly point out that Oxford Instruments Analytical GmbH does not assume
responsibility for damage or losses resulting from the disregard of these operating
instructions or the misuse of the products described herein.
These operating instructions are protected by copyright.
Upon request, they are available in other languages and can also be supplied on CD
(Acrobat Reader 7.0).
Our products are subject to continuous further development technical changes are
reserved.

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Table of contents

Table of contents
1

Notes regarding the use of these operating instructions.................................................................... 1


1.1
Validity of the operating instructions .......................................................................................... 1
1.2
Pictograms and signal words ..................................................................................................... 2
1.2.1
Hazard symbols .......................................................................................................... 2
1.2.2
Symbols for personal protective equipment................................................................ 2
1.2.3
Information symbol ..................................................................................................... 2

Intended use and misuse ....................................................................................................................... 3

General safety instructions .................................................................................................................... 5


3.1
Safety instructions for work on the electrical system ................................................................. 7
3.2
Personnel qualification ............................................................................................................... 8

Description of the UVTouch ................................................................................................................. 11


4.1
Function ................................................................................................................................... 11
4.2
Components, displays and operating controls ......................................................................... 12
4.3
Technical data.......................................................................................................................... 14

Scope of delivery, transport and installation ..................................................................................... 15


5.1
Scope of delivery...................................................................................................................... 15
5.2
Transport.................................................................................................................................. 15
5.3
Installation ................................................................................................................................ 15

Putting into service ............................................................................................................................... 17


6.1
Purging..................................................................................................................................... 18
6.2
Recalibration ............................................................................................................................ 19

Quick start.............................................................................................................................................. 21
7.1
Analysing in spark mode (argon) ............................................................................................. 21
7.2
Flowcharts for analysis and recalibration ................................................................................. 24
7.2.1
Start and sequence of a check measurement .......................................................... 24
7.2.2
Recalibrating "Full" ................................................................................................... 25
7.2.3
Recalibrating "Type" ................................................................................................. 26
7.2.4
Performing an analysis ............................................................................................. 27

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UVTouch Software ................................................................................................................................ 29


8.1
Start screen.............................................................................................................................. 30
8.2
Info screen ............................................................................................................................... 31
8.3
Description of the analysis screens.......................................................................................... 32
8.3.1
Select analysis program ........................................................................................... 32
8.3.2
Analysis screen......................................................................................................... 33
8.3.3
Functions .................................................................................................................. 34
8.3.4
Short description of the function buttons .................................................................. 35
8.3.5
Grade limit values ..................................................................................................... 38
8.4
Analysing samples ................................................................................................................... 39
8.4.1
Deactivating or deleting sparkings ............................................................................ 42
8.5
Recalibration ............................................................................................................................ 43
8.6
Comparing grades.................................................................................................................... 44
8.7
Type recalibration..................................................................................................................... 46
8.8
Sorting...................................................................................................................................... 46
8.8.1
Starting the sorting program ..................................................................................... 46
8.8.2
Sorting screen........................................................................................................... 47

Removal from service ........................................................................................................................... 49

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Maintenance........................................................................................................................................... 51
10.1
Safety instructions for maintenance and repair........................................................................ 51
10.2
Maintenance table.................................................................................................................... 52
10.3
Maintenance for the head of the probe .................................................................................... 53
10.3.1 Cleaning the head of the probe ................................................................................ 53
10.3.2 Replacing the seal .................................................................................................... 54
10.4
Change windows and seals ..................................................................................................... 55
10.5
Maintenance of the electrode................................................................................................... 57
10.5.1 Replacing the electrode ............................................................................................ 57
10.5.2 Adjusting the electrode ............................................................................................. 58
10.5.3 Cleaning the electrode with the electrode brush....................................................... 59
10.5.4 Cleaning the electrode with the file brush ................................................................. 60
10.6
Replacing the filter mat ............................................................................................................ 61
10.7
Cleaning the instrument ........................................................................................................... 61

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Faults ...................................................................................................................................................... 63
11.1
General faults........................................................................................................................... 63
11.2
UVTouch faults......................................................................................................................... 63

12

Reshipment and disposal ..................................................................................................................... 65


12.1
Declaration of Decontamination ............................................................................................... 65
12.2
Disposal ................................................................................................................................... 65

13

Annex ..................................................................................................................................................... 67
13.1
Service ..................................................................................................................................... 69
13.2
Spare parts list ......................................................................................................................... 71
13.3
Information about adaptors for the head of the probe.............................................................. 73
13.4
Setting up the Firewall on older basic instruments................................................................... 75
13.5
Setting up the Ethernet interface on older basic instruments................................................... 77
13.6
Forms ....................................................................................................................................... 79
13.6.1 Declaration of Conformity (translation of the original)............................................... 79
13.6.2 Product acceptance report........................................................................................ 79
13.6.3 Quality Deviation Report........................................................................................... 79
13.6.4 Declaration of Decontamination................................................................................ 79

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Table of figures

Table of figures
4

Description of the UVTouch


Fig. 4-1
Instrument components ..................................................................................................... 13

Scope of delivery, transport and installation


Fig. 5-1
Connecting the UVTouch to the basic instrument.............................................................. 16

Putting into service


Fig. 6-1
"Readout mode / settings grade identification" window ..................................................... 18
Fig. 6-2
Display of the requested recalibration sample ................................................................... 19
Fig. 6-3
Start button on the UVTouch ............................................................................................. 19

Quick start
Fig. 7-1
Sparking a sample ............................................................................................................. 22

UVTouch Software
Fig. 8-1
Screen keyboard and special characters ...........................................................................
Fig. 8-2
Start screen (left: disconnected; right: connected).............................................................
Fig. 8-3
"Info&TextCtrls" screen ......................................................................................................
Fig. 8-4
"Select analysis program" screen ......................................................................................
Fig. 8-5
"Analysis" screen; left: normal view, right: enlarged view ..................................................
Fig. 8-6
"Functions window ............................................................................................................
Fig. 8-7
"Sample ID" entry...............................................................................................................
Fig. 8-8
"Dialog" window .................................................................................................................
Fig. 8-9
Found grades .....................................................................................................................
Fig. 8-10
Compare grades ................................................................................................................
Fig. 8-11
Type recalibration ..............................................................................................................
Fig. 8-12
Exit dialog ..........................................................................................................................
Fig. 8-13
Grade limit values (example) .............................................................................................
Fig. 8-14
Start screen, matrix and program selection and analysis screen ......................................
Fig. 8-15
"Functions" screen, entry for sample ID and dialog ...........................................................
Fig. 8-16
Analysis screen with result.................................................................................................
Fig. 8-17
Marked spark column with buttons for deletion, activation and deactivation .....................
Fig. 8-18
Deactivated sparking column.............................................................................................
Fig. 8-19
Start screen, matrix and program selection and analysis screen ......................................
Fig. 8-20
"Functions" and "Grade comparison".................................................................................
Fig. 8-21
Result of the comparison ...................................................................................................
Fig. 8-22
Start screen and selection of sorting programs .................................................................
Fig. 8-23
Result of the sorting; left: successful, right: unsuccessful..................................................

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Table of figures

Maintenance
Fig. 10-1
Disassembling the head plate of the probe........................................................................
Fig. 10-2
Removing residue ..............................................................................................................
Fig. 10-3
Disassembling the head plate of the probe........................................................................
Fig. 10-4
Replacing the seal .............................................................................................................
Fig. 10-5
Direct and indirect light path ..............................................................................................
Fig. 10-6
Disassembling the head plate of the probe........................................................................
Fig. 10-7
Disassembling the windows ...............................................................................................
Fig. 10-8
Replacing the electrode .....................................................................................................
Fig. 10-9
Installing the electrode .......................................................................................................
Fig. 10-10 Loosening the electrode.....................................................................................................
Fig. 10-11 Installing the electrode .......................................................................................................
Fig. 10-12 Cleaning the electrode .......................................................................................................
Fig. 10-13 Disassembling the head plate of the probe........................................................................
Fig. 10-14 Checking filter mat .............................................................................................................

Annex
Fig. 13-1
Fig. 13-2
Fig. 13-3

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Disassembling the head plate of the probe........................................................................ 73


Mounting the adapter plate ................................................................................................ 73
Inserting the rubber adapter............................................................................................... 74

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Notes regarding the use of these operating instructions


This chapter contains information regarding these operating instructions as well as
general safety instructions for handling the instrument.

Note!

1.1

Due to the customer-specific configuration of all devices, the matrices and/or grades
displayed on your screen can deviate from the illustrations and descriptions in this
manual.

Validity of the operating instructions


These operating instructions are valid for the UVTouch test probe.
Observe these operating instructions for all work. If the instrument is not used according
to these operating instructions, your safety as well as the instrument function can be
affected.
To maintain product reliability, enhance the life cycle and avoid downtimes, do in any
case observe the instructions herein.
Furthermore observe the current valid regulations for accident prevention and
environmental protection as well as the recognised technical rules for safe working
according to good professional practice.

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1 Notes regarding the use of these operating instructions

Pictograms and signal words


Important information in these operating instructions and on the instrument is marked
with the following pictograms.

1.2.1

Hazard symbols

Danger!
This sign indicates an immediate risk of death or injury.
Danger!
Hazardous electric current!
This sign indicates hazardous electric current.
Warning!
Hot surfaces!
This sign indicates hot surfaces of the instrument.

1.2.2

Symbols for personal protective equipment

Wear eye protection!

Wear ear protection!

Wear protective gloves!

1.2.3

Information symbol

Note!

Tips and information are marked with the word "Note!" in bold print.

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Intended use and misuse


The probe is exclusively intended for determining the qualitative and quantitative buildup of alloys.
The probe only works together with the following optical emission spectrometer (OES):
PMI Master Pro
The instrument may only be used in dry rooms.
The intended use also includes
the observance of all information and regulations in these operating instructions,
the observance of all information and regulations in the operating instructions of
the basic instrument,
the observance of the technical data and
the adherence to the periods for inspection and maintenance work prescribed
or contained in these operating instructions.
The instrument is exclusively intended for operation in an industrial environment. For
operation in other environments, electromagnetic compatibility may not be guaranteed
due to radiated and line-bound disturbance variables.

Misuse

The use in hazardous areas is not permitted.


The employment of insufficiently qualified personnel is regarded as misuse.
Measuring without holding the probe against the sample correctly is regarded as
misuse.
Unauthorised structural modifications, attachments to or conversions of the instrument
as well as modifications of and interference with the instrument program are prohibited.
The manufacturer is not liable for damage resulting from misuse.

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General safety instructions


Observe the following safety instructions for the operation of the instrument:

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Only operate the instrument if free from defects and under observance of these
operating instructions.
Before undertaking work, read these operating instructions and the operating
instructions of the basic instrument. This applies particularly to personnel who
only occasionally work with the instrument, such as maintenance personnel.
Observe all safety and information signs on the instrument and maintain legible.
Check the instrument for external visible damage. Report any visible damage
and only put the instrument into service after remediation of damage.
Protect the instrument from influences which can cause corrosion or affect the
function of components.
Maintenance and repair may only be carried out by qualified specialised
personnel.
In the event of malfunctions, remove the instrument from service. Have faults
immediately remedied by an electrically skilled person.
Never open the housing! There are no user-relevant elements inside the
housing.
Have defective parts of the instrument immediately replaced.
Spare parts must comply with the technical requirements specified by Oxford
Instruments Analytical GmbH. This is always the case if you use original spare
parts.
For inspection or repair work, attach a warning sign against restart to the
external de-energizing device of the basic instrument.
The safety instructions must be supplemented with national accident prevention
regulations.
During measurement, electromagnetic waves may disturb other devices.
Please observe the information in chapter 5.3, page 15.
In the event of an emergency, release the start button on the probe to abort
measurement.
Always hold the probe directly on the sample to be measured so that the
electrical connection between the sample and electrodes are ensured.
The instrument shall not be exposed to the following:
extreme temperatures or temperature changes;
heavy shocks or vibrations;
moisture and condensing humidity;
metal dust and large quantities of dust in general.

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Danger!
When working with the probe, hazards may arise from electric current / voltage.
Observe the following safety instructions to avoid the risk of an electric shock:
If you touch the head of the probe and electrically conducting parts, such as
machines or devices, simultaneously, voltage can be generated from possible
potential differences which is noticeable but non-hazardous.
Never spark wet or moist surfaces, since there is a risk of a short circuit!
Never spark without a sample!
When the excitation source is switched on, avoid any contact with the spark
electrode!
Before working at the head of the probe, e.g. for changing the electrode, always
switch off the excitation source.
Do not touch the sample during measurement!
During sparking, do not, under any circumstances, introduce a conducting
object into the proximity of the head of the probe!
During sparking, do not, under any circumstances, remove a conducting
object from the head of the probe!
With the spark hole open during sparking, do not, under any circumstances,
bring a part of your body into its immediate vicinity!
Warning! Hot surface!
Small and/or thin samples can become hot during sparking. During measurement of
small or thin samples, wear protective gloves!
Warning!
During the analysis of samples that do not cover the hole in the head plate of the probe
(e.g. wires), spark light can emerge. Your eyes can be blinded by the light and the
high-energy UV radiation can damage your eyes. Never look into the arc! Wear suitable
eye protection during work.
Warning!
During the analysis of samples that do not cover the hole in the head plate of the probe
(e.g. wires), the sound generated upon sparking (measuring) exits through the gap. For
sparking samples that do not cover the hole, wear ear protection.
Danger!
When measuring hazardous substances, there is a hazard from escaping gases or
vapours.
The operator must know what substances he is working with.
The operating company must provide for suitable protective measures (e.g.
exhaustion).

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3.1

Safety instructions for work on the electrical system


Observe the following safety instructions for work on the electrical system:

Only electrically skilled persons may carry out work on the electrical system.
Do not carry out any work at live parts of the electrical system.
Observe the following safety rules when working on the electrical system:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.

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De-energise.
Secure against restart.
Verify de-energised state.
Shield live parts.
Earth and short-circuit.

In the event of faults of the electrical energy supply, immediately switch off the
instrument.
An interruption in the energy supply of > 20 ms requires restarting the software.
In the event of a short circuit, there is a risk of spark generation or the break-out
of a fire. Only use original fuses with specified amperage and tripping
characteristic! When a fuse must be replaced, first identify the corresponding
cause and remedy the error before you replace the fuse.
If work on live parts is required, only use insulated tools.

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3 General safety instructions

Personnel qualification
All persons entrusted with work at the instrument commit themselves to the following
before starting work:
to observing the basic regulations related to occupational safety and accident
prevention;
to reading the safety instructions and warnings in these operating instructions
and to confirming with their signature that they have understood them;
to wearing or using personal protective clothing and accessories or workstationrelated personal protective clothing and accessories serving occupational
safety as required for reasons of safety during work.
Only personnel who have read and understood these operating instructions may work
with the instrument.
Personnel to be trained or instructed or personnel in training shall only work with the
instrument under constant supervision of an experienced person.
Only personnel who are at least 18 years of age may be entrusted with independent
work with the instrument.
The individual activities at the instrument require different personnel qualifications listed
in table 3-1, page -9.
The various qualifications comprise the following abilities and knowledge:

Instructed persons must be able to operate the instrument and identify possible
damage and hazards related to the instrument.
Electrically skilled persons must be able to read and understand electric circuit
diagrams, to put electrical machines/devices into service, to maintain them, to
wire control cabinets, to install control software, to ensure the functionality of
electrical components and to identify possible hazards from handling electrical
and electronic systems.
Trained pneumatic specialists must be able to read and understand pneumatic
circuit diagrams, to put pneumatic systems into service and to maintain them, to
remove and install pneumatic hoses, to ensure the functionality of pneumatic
components, to evaluate the work on the pneumatic system they have been
entrusted with and to identify possible hazards.

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Tab. 3-1

Overview of minimum required personnel qualifications

Activities

Instructed
personsa

Transport

Putting into service, operation,


removal from service

Cleaning

Mechanical work: troubleshooting,


repair and maintenance

Skilled workersb with the


Electrically
qualification of an
skilled
"industrial mechanic" or persons
"mechatronics engineer"

Work on the electrical system:


troubleshooting, repair and
maintenance

Work on the pneumatic system:


troubleshooting, repair and
maintenance
Disposal

Pneumatic
specialists

X
X

a. Instructed persons are persons trained in handling the instrument by Oxford Instruments
Analytical GmbH. For instruments delivered with a PC user interface, PC knowledge is required.
b. A skilled worker is who, due to his professional training, his knowledge and experience as well
as due to his knowledge of relevant regulations, is able to judge the work assigned to him as
well as to identify possible hazards.

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4.1

Description of the UVTouch


Function
UVTouch is a handheld probe with a touchscreen for determining the qualitative and
quantitative build-up of metal grades.
The probe is held with the head of the probe against the metal sample to be analysed.
When the start button is pressed, the surface of the sample is sparked with an
electrically created arc.
Upon discharging, an area of the sample surface is melted and evaporated by the spark.
From the high energy in the spark, a plasma results. This plasma emits light which is
spectrally analysed and measured by means of CCDs (charge coupled devices,
light-sensitive semiconductor chips). A certain area of the measured spectrum can be
assigned to every element.
The device is operated with the start button on the handle and with software provided,
which shows the analysis results on the screen of the UVTouch and simultaneously on
the screen of the basic instrument. The analysis result can be stored in the internal
database or exported. Through comparison with stored grade data it can be determined
immediately whether or with what deviations the analysed grade fulfils the required
specifications. Certificates can be easily designed and printed.

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Reliability of the analysis directly depends on the quality of sample preparation.


Information about preparing samples can be found in the operating instructions of the
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4 Description of the UVTouch

Components, displays and operating controls


The instrument consists of three important assemblies:

Excitation Source

A digitally controlled excitation source generates a strong electric discharge between


sample and electrode in the argon-purged head of the probe melting a small part of the
sample material out of the surface, evaporating it and exciting it to glow in a plasma. The
argon atmosphere avoids oxidation on the sample surface and changes the discharge
conditions insofar as practically all discharge energy is converted at the sample
connected as a cathode. The elements in the sample and their contents can be
determined by using the characteristic plasma spectrum for each sample.

Optics

The light from the plasma which is generated in the head of the probe hits the diffraction
grating and is split by this spectrum. Light with longer wavelengths is deflected
("diffracted") stronger than light with shorter wavelengths. This maps the emission
spectrum of the sample on light-sensitive detectors. To do so, the UVTouch uses the
latest generation of CCD line sensors featuring high sensitivity and long life. The optical
system operates in an argon atmosphere so that emission wavelengths shorter than
approx. 200 nm are not absorbed by air.
The UVTouch has two light paths through which the light reaches two different optical
systems: Firstly, the "direct light path", which is for short wavelengths that are measured
by the UV optical system in the UVTouch. Secondly, the "indirect light path" over optical
fibre to the base device, where the remaining spectrum is measured with a second
optical system. This construction allows optimisation of the light paths for certain specific
elements and applications. Due to the small light losses and a specific dazzle, the direct
light path is particularly suitable for analysing low element contents, while the indirect
path is preferably used for measuring higher contents.

Readout system

Recording a complete spectrum requires a fast readout system to process large


amounts of data fast. The element contents are determined by using light intensities
measured in the emission spectrum and the calibration curves saved in the device. The
contents are displayed on the screen and can be processed further (quality detection,
monitoring of limit values for process control, etc.).

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The UVTouch consists of the following components (see fig. 4-1):

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4

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2

Fig. 4-1

Instrument components

Tab. 4-1

UVTouch components

Item

Component/Operating control/Display

Item

Component/Operating control/Display

Housing

Red LED for indicating faults

Head of the probe with removable head plate

Green LED

Fan

Lugs for hanging in the holder at the basic instrument

Start/Stop button

Hose with supply line for argon, optical fibre cable, data cable and
power supply

Touch sensitive screen (Touchscreen)

10

Connection plug with argon block for connecting to the basic


instrument

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Technical data

Tab. 4-2

Technical data of the UVTouch

Parameter

Value

Designation

UVTouch

Dimensions

height x width x depth


(without hose)

280 mm x 90 mm x 325 mm

Hose length

4 m or 10 m

Instrument without hose

2 kg

Hose with plug

6.5 kg

Electrical system

Max. power consumption

4.5 W

Ambient conditions

storage temperature

-10 C 60 C

operating temperature

0 C 40 C

air humidity

1090 %, non-condensing

Weights

Controller

internal

Communication with basic


instrument

Ethernet

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sample preparation devices
accessories set
consumables set

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Scope of delivery, transport and installation

5.1

Scope of delivery
The following objects are included in the scope of delivery:
UVTouch with hose and connection plug
transport case
set of recalibration samples
tungsten electrode with cleaning brush

Optional

Adapter for measurements on crooked surfaces (chapter 13.3, page 73)

Unpack the instrument and check the delivered contents for completeness.
Should any parts be missing or damaged, please immediately contact our local Oxford
Instruments Analytical GmbH partner.

5.2

Transport

Note!

5.3

Always transport the UVTouch in the case provided.


Lie the UVTouch in the intended recess and roll up the hose.

When rolling up the hose, ensure that the bending diameter is at least 42 cm.

Installation
The basic instrument is installed as described in the operating instructions of the basic
instrument and ready for use.

Prerequisite

Note!

In spark mode, the instrument emits electromagnetic waves. This radiation can cause
radio interference. To minimise emitted interference, the instrument must be connected
and operated as specified in this manual. In the event of electromagnetic incompatibility,
the operating company may have to take additional measures.
The following procedures may contribute to minimising interference:
enlarging the distance to the "receivers" (power and signal/telecommunications
lines as well as radio receivers);
specific coordination with respect to other systems;
additional filtering for the power supply;
varying the chosen excitation parameters;
low-inductive earthing of the sample to be analysed;
and in special cases shielding of the entire instrument.
The initial installation of the instrument is carried out by customer service
representatives of Oxford Instruments Analytical GmbH and includes a complete
functional test of the instrument as well as operator training.

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Note!

Only trained personnel are allowed to install the UVTouch!


Connect the UVTouch to the basic instrument as follows:
1.
2.

Note!

Remove the protective cap from the socket on the basic instrument.
Remove the protective cap from the plug on the hose of the UVTouch.

The plug-in connection is coded. It is not possible to confuse the connections.


3.
4.

Insert the plug of the UVTouch (1, fig. 5-1) into the socket (2) of the basic
instrument and clamp it closed.
Insert the argon hose on the connection (3) to the argon block of the plug.

Fig. 5-1

Note!

Connecting the UVTouch to the basic instrument

To avoid condensation inside the instrument, prior to putting it into service, leave the
instrument to acclimatise to the ambient temperature.

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Putting into service


Initial putting into service of the instrument is carried out by customer service
representatives of Oxford Instruments Analytical GmbH and includes a complete
functional test of the instrument as well as operator training.

Note!

The following description of putting into service assumes that you are familiar with
operating the software and the instrument.

Prerequisites

Note!

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The installation of the basic instrument was carried out as described in its
operating instructions.
The installation of the UVTouch was carried out as described in chapter 5.3,
page 15.
A known (analysed or certified) sample of similar chemical composition as the
sample you want to analyse is available for recalibration.

When using the UVTouch with older basic instruments, it can be necessary to configure
the firewall and the Ethernet interface of the basic instrument. Information about
configuring the firewall and the Ethernet interface is provided in the Annex in
chapter 13.4, page 75 and chapter 13.5, page 77.

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6.1

6 Putting into service

Purging
After a long period of inactivity, you must purge the optical system of the UVTouch with
argon during commissioning. Proceed as follows:
1.
2.
3.

Switch on the basic instrument and wait until WINDOWS has completely
started up.
Open the WASLab spectrometer software on the basic instrument and navigate
to the analysis screen (see operating instructions of the basic instrument).
Open the "Readout mode / settings grade identification" window by clicking the
"Mode (F7)" button in the "Analysis" window.

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4.

"Readout mode / settings grade identification" window

Start the purge process by clicking on the "Argon purge" switch (1, fig. 6-1) and
confirm the selection with "OK".
A red tick by the button shows that the purge process is switched on. The
optical system is purged. The process takes approx. 30-45 min.
The purge process is finished when you recognise a significant reduction in
the Argon flow.

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Recalibration
Note!

In this chapter, the recalibration is only described briefly. Further information about
recalibration can be found in the relevant chapter in the operating instructions of the
basic instrument.
1.
2.

3.
4.

Fig. 6-2

5.
6.

Switch on the basic instrument and wait until WINDOWS has completely
started up.
Open the WASLab spectrometer software on the basic instrument, select a
matrix and analysis program and confirm your selection with "OK". The analysis
screen on the basic instrument is displayed.
Click "Recal." to recalibrate the instrument. The selection window for the
recalibration method is displayed.
Select the "Full" option. The name of the first recalibration sample (e.g. RE12)
is displayed in the centre of the screen.

Display of the requested recalibration sample

Switch on the excitation source of the basic instrument.


Hold the prepared UVTouch to the known sample and spark this well-prepared
(freshly ground, fat-free) sample at least 3 times by pressing the start button
(1, fig. 6-3)

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Note!

Avoid sparking the same point twice. The RSD value in the right column of the screen
(RSD: Relative Standard Deviation) is displayed after the third sparking and should be
less than or equal to 10 %.
If that is the case, carry out further sparkings.
The results of sparking with the greatest deviations from the average value
are deleted (average value display in the right column).
To delete individual sparkings, highlight the column by double-clicking and
click the "Delete" button.
Caution: Deletion cannot be undone!
7.
8.

Note!

Checking the results

For the other samples, the RSD value in the right column should be less than or equal
to 3 %.
After recalibration is completed ("Recalibration successful" note), proceed as follows to
check the recalibration factors:
1.
2.

3.

Note!

Clean the electrode tip.


In the upper left of the screen of the basic instrument, click "Next" to spark the
next recalibration sample.

From the "Mode" menu bar and, in the following window, from the picklist, select
"Recalibration factors".
Confirm your selection with "OK". The analysis window with the recalibration
factors is displayed. All values in the "Factor" column should range between 0.5
and 2.0, ideally near 1.
The "offset.dat" file is in the program directory. Open the file (e.g. with the
editor).
With an ambient temperature of about 20 C, the values in the last line should
range between -10 and +10.
Values marked with an asterisk (*) can be ignored.

If factors and/or offset values are outside these ranges, please contact our local Oxford
Instruments Analytical GmbH service partner.
After putting into service and recalibration, back up the whole "Master" program
directory so that all relevant data can be recovered if required.
The customer is responsible for regular data backup. Oxford Instruments Analytical
GmbH cannot be called to account in the event of data loss. Data loss can be caused
by a failed hard disk, computer viruses, etc.

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7.1

Quick start
Analysing in spark mode (argon)

Argon quality

If the instrument has not been used during a prolonged period of time, the argon system
must be sufficiently purged with argon to avoid contamination. Used argon must contain
less than 5 ppm of O2 and H2O (argon for spectral analysis 99.998 % 99.999 %).
Analysis of some elements such as nitrogen or carbon is heavily affected by impurified
argon. With an argon quality of 4.6 (99.996 %), analysis may not be possible any more.
Further information about analysing nitrogen can be found in the operating instructions
of the basic instrument.

Sample preparation

The most critical part of spark analysis is the preparation of the sample.
The importance of sample preparation is often underestimated, although quality and
reliability of the analysis directly depend on it.
Since the spark discharge only evaporates material on the sample surface and does not
penetrate deep into the material, you also measure all impurities on the surface.
Dirt, oils, oxides and even fingerprints can disturb analysis and even prevent the
formation of plasma. In that case, you obtain a poor burn spot with very low luminous
efficacy ("white focal spot"). The result is a faulty analysis, that means the analysed
sample composition does not correspond to the actual composition.

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Freshly ground and clean sample surfaces are a basic requirement for precise
analyses!
Replace the abrasive paper as soon as you change the matrix (e.g. from Cu to
Fe) or as soon as the paper does not grind very well any more.
In general, one set of recalibration samples can be prepared with the same
abrasive disk, always starting with the pure sample which is the sample with the
smallest number in the stamped designation (e.g. "RA10" for Al matrix).
Do not use silicon carbide paper (SiC), since the silicon and carbon content
adulterates the analysis of those elements. Oxford Instruments Analytical
GmbH recommends the use of aluminium oxide paper (corundum) or zirconium
oxide paper.
The head of the probe must be cleaned after 300 sparkings at the latest
(chapter 10.3, page 53).
The electrode must be cleaned upon every change of sample using a steel
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Prerequisites for
analysis

1.
2.

Note!

When you change the matrix (e.g. from iron to aluminium), replace the electrode
and brush (see chapter 10.5, page 57). Otherwise, analysis can be adulterated
by a contamination on the electrode or brush. Therefore, there are a separate
tungsten electrode and brush for every matrix.
The spacing between electrode tip and sample surface must be set with the
spacer (chapter 10.5.2, page 58).
The basic instrument has been commissioned as described in its operating
instructions.
All other required settings have been made at the basic instrument.
The UVTouch was put into service as described in chapter 6, page 17.
The surface/sample to be analysed has been prepared.
The excitation source is switched on on the basic instrument.
In the start screen of the UVTouch screen, select "Analysis".
In the "Select analysis program" window, select the matrix and the subprogram
and confirm your selection with "OK".

Hold the point of support of the head of the probe on the surface so that the surface
closes the probe head hole as tightly as possible. This is mainly the case if the point of
support is in the centre above the electrode.
3.

4.

To spark a surface (1, fig. 7-1), hold the UVTouch against the surface in a way
that the hole which is above the electrode completely covers the head of the
probe, if possible.
To make the sample adjustment easier, you can mount the rubber adapter
(available separately) to the head of the probe (chapter 13.3, page 73).
When measuring, press the head of the probe directly against the surface to
create the necessary equipotential bonding.

Fig. 7-1

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Note!

If the head of the probe is not placed correctly, there is a gap between the sample and
the head plate of the probe so that air from outside can enter the argon-purged analysis
volume (between electrode and sample) and adulterate analysis. At the same time, the
sound generated during sparking (measurement) exits through the gap more easily. A
sparking noise as low as possible is therefore a good criterion for an optimally placed
sample.
Warning!
During the analysis of samples that do not cover the hole in the head plate of the probe
(e.g. wires), spark light can emerge. Your eyes can be blinded by the light and the
high-energy UV radiation can damage your eyes. Never look into the arc! Wear a
suitable eye protection during work.
Warning!
During the analysis of samples that do not cover the hole in the head plate of the probe
(e.g. wires), the sound generated upon sparking (measuring) exits through the gap. For
sparking samples that do not cover the hole, wear ear protection.
Danger!
Risk of electric shock!
During sparking, do not, under any circumstances, introduce a conducting object into
the proximity of the probe head hole!
During sparking, do not, under any circumstances, remove a conducting object from
the probe head hole!
With the probe head hole open during sparking, do not, under any circumstances,
bring a part of your body into its immediate vicinity!

Note!

Before starting the spark process, ensure that the head plate of the probe is being
correctly held against the sample.
5.
6.

Start the analysis of the sample by pressing the "Start" button on the UVTouch.
The sparking proceeds automatically and the results are shown on the screen.

The flowcharts in the following chapter illustrate the sequence of analysis and
recalibration.

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Flowcharts for analysis and recalibration

7.2.1

Start and sequence of a check measurement

Start and sequence of a check


measurement

setting argon supply to 3 bar

connecting power supply

switching instrument on

waiting until WINDOWS has


completely started up

starting spectrometer software

selecting "Analysis" and


subprogram
selecting "Mode" menu item;
selecting "Argon purging" button;
purging for 30-45 min,
clicking button again to
complete purging

measuring control sample

checking result

not OK

recalibration: selecting
recalibration method "FULL" or
"TYPE"

chapter 7.2.2, page 25


or
chapter 7.2.3, page 26

OK
continue with "Analysing"

chapter 7.2.4, page 27

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Recalibrating "Full"

Recalibrating "Full"

selecting "Recal" in analysis


window

selecting "Full" option

Should one sparking


deviate excessively:
Remove by doubleclicking the column
and clicking
"Delete".

sparking shown sample


3 to 4 times minimum
(avoid sparking the same
burn spot)

RSD < 3 %?
(10 % for pure
samples)

checking
samples

OK

Continue, until all


recalibration samples
for that matrix have
been sparked.
Continue with "Next".

all sparked,
"Recalibration successful" message

continue with "Analysing"

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Recalibrating "Type"

Recalibrating "Type"

selecting "Recal" in analysis


window

selecting "Type" option

Should one sparking


deviate excessively:
Remove by doubleclicking the column
and clicking
"Delete".

sparking desired sample


3 to 4 times minimum
(avoid sparking the same
burn spot)

checking
results

OK
confirming result

continue with "Analysing"

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Performing an analysis

Analysing

selecting "Analysis" in start


screen

opening "Functions" and "New"

entering sample name/number

Should one sparking


deviate excessively:
Remove by doubletapping the column
and clicking "Delete"
in the following
dialog.

sparking desired sample


3 to 4 times minimum
(avoid sparking the same
burn spot)

verifying
analysis

OK

if 3 values are
consistent

continuing with
next sample

opening "Functions":
selecting
"Store"/"Print"?

completing analysis

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UVTouch Software
Note!

Information about the WASLab software of the basic instrument can be found in the
operating instructions of the basic instrument.
This chapter contains a description of the different UVTouch software windows.

Operation of the
touchscreen

The software is operated on the UVTouch via the touchscreen. You can operate the
touchscreen either with a finger or with a stylus.
You can scroll with gestures or buttons.
Scroll buttons and arrows are activated depending on their availability:
Vertical: activated buttons/arrows show that there are more elements above
or below.
Horizontal: activated buttons show that there are more sparks/columns to the
left or right.

Entering data

To enter data on the UVTouch, use the built in screen keyboard. The screen keyboard
opens when the user 'double taps' in the appropriate input box. It can be operated with
a finger or a stylus.
For easier orientation in the software, the keyboard is object-related. The current
relationship is shown above the input box, here "Sample ID" (fig. 8-1).

1
7

Fig. 8-1

Screen keyboard and special characters

Tab. 8-1

Elements of the screen keyboard

Item

Element

Function

Input box

Entered text appears here.

Backspace key

Clears the character to the left of the cursor.

Special character key

Shows the special characters (fig. 8-1 right) and switches back to alphanumeric entry.

Cancel key

Aborts entry.

OK key

Confirms the entry.

Shift key

Switches between upper case and lower case entry.

Arrow keys

up/down: moves to the next input box.


left/right: moves the cursor in the input box one character to the left or to the right.

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Start screen
When switching on the basic instrument, the UVTouch is supplied with electrical current:
The red and green LEDs below the screen flash to indicate that the UVTouch is
being initiated. After initiation, the left screen from the following figure (fig. 8-2)
is shown.
As soon as the WASLab software is started on the basic instrument, the
UVTouch creates a connection to this instrument. This is shown in the screen of
the UVTouch (fig. 8-2 right).

4
5

Fig. 8-2

Start screen (left: disconnected; right: connected)

Tab. 8-2

Elements in the start screen

Item

Element / button / input box

Function

Status bar

Shows date, time and the burn counter (total amount of all executed measurements).

Company logo

Double tapping the logo opens the "Info&TextCtrls" screen (chapter 8.2, page 31).
This function is only available if the WASLab software is in the start view, or if the WASLab
software is not started.

Screen icon with text

Shows the status of the connection to the WASLab software.

Sort button

Opens the sorting program (chapter 8.8, page 46).

Analysis button

Opens the selection screen for the matrix and analysis program (chapter 8.3.1, page 32).

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Info screen
Note!

This function is only available if the WASLab software is in the start view, or if the
WASLab software is not started.
If you double tap the company logo in the start screen, the "Info&TextCtrls" screen
opens.

16
1
2

15

3
14
4
13

12

10
6
9
7

Fig. 8-3

"Info&TextCtrls" screen

Tab. 8-3

Displays and elements in the "Info&TextCtrls" screen

Item

11

Element/Display

Function

Serial number

Shows the serial number of the instrument.

Firmware version

Shows the firmware version of the instrument.

Driver version

Shows the driver version of the instrument.

CPLD version

Shows the firmware version of the CPLD chip on the circuit board.

Temperature

Shows the circuit board temperature.

Red button

Control button for the red LED.

Green button

Control button for the green LED.

Fan On / Auto button

Control button for the fan. The button only applies for test operation.

10

Arrow down key

If this arrow is shown, then there are more elements below the shown area.
Swipe the screen upwards with a finger to show the elements.
Exits the info screen. The start screen is displayed again.

11

Close button

12

Virtual Memory

Displays the available virtual memory.

13

RAM

Displays the available working memory.

14

Secondary disk space

Shows the amount of available secondary storage on the disk.

15

Primary disk space

Shows the amount of available primary storage on the disk.

16

Arrow up key

If this arrow is shown, then there are more elements above the shown area.
Swipe the screen downwards with the finger to show the elements.

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Description of the analysis screens


This chapter contains a description of the screens for performing analysis.

8.3.1

Select analysis program


By selecting "Analysis" in the start screen (see chapter 8.1, page 30), the "Select
analysis program" screen opens (fig. 8-4).

1
4

3
Fig. 8-4

"Select analysis program" screen

Tab. 8-4

Elements in the "Select analysis program" screen

Item

Button / input box

Function

Matrix selection
(basis for analysis)

Select the grade you want. The analysis programs that are available
for the selected grade are shown in the upper part of the screen
(fig. 8-4, right).
Depending on the configuration of the basic instrument, the number
and selection of grades can vary so that the number of buttons may
deviate from the illustration.

Selection of the analysis


program

Select the required program.

OK

Confirms the selection and displays the analysis screen


(chapter 8.3.2, page 33).

Cancel

Cancels the selection and returns to the start screen.

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Analysis screen
The "Analysis" screen is displayed after selecting the analysis program.
The figure below shows the analysis screen after the spark with the results for the
individual elements shown.

1
2
5
3

4
4

6
7

9
Fig. 8-5

"Analysis" screen; left: normal view, right: enlarged view

Tab. 8-5

Elements in the "Analysis" screen

Item

Element

Function

Analysis program

Abbreviation of the selected analysis program.

Grade information bar

Shows the priority and amount of the found grades (here: [1/9]) and the grade number
(here: 1.4301 X5CrNi18-10).
Double tap the screen to show the related elements and their limit values (chapter 8.3.5, page 38).

"Element" column

All elements selected for the workpiece to be analysed.

"Average" column

Display of the average value of sparkings.

"Sparking x" column

Result of sparking. Up to two sparkings can be simultaneously shown. As soon as more than two
sparkings have been made, the arrow keys (see Item 8) become activated.

Name (ID) of the sample

Indication of the used sample (sample ID).


Double tap the field to edit the names (see Entering data, chapter 8, page 29).

"Scroll vertically" button

The keys become activated when there are more elements present above or below.

"Scroll horizontally" button The keys become activated when there are more elements present to the left or to the right.

"Functions" button

Opens the "Functions" screen (see chapter 8.3.3, page 34)

In the enlarged view (fig. 8-5, right), only one sparking is shown. Scroll the screen either
with the buttons or your finger to see the other results.

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Functions
If you tap the "Functions" button in the analysis screen, the possible functions are shown
as icons on the screen.

10
Fig. 8-6

Tab. 8-6
Item

"Functions window

Elements in the "Functions window


Element

Function

"New" button

Opens the dialog for entering a new sample ID (see Entering data, chapter 8, page 29).

"Print" button

Printout of the current analysis results at the printer which is connected to the basic instrument.
The following information is given: name of the alloy, name of the sample, date, ...

"Grade" button

If several grades are found, pressing this button shows the "Found grades" screen, where you can
select the grade that you want.

"Compare Grade" button

Opens the dialog for comparing the grades (chapter 8.6, page 44).

"Load" button

Opens the "Select analysis program" screen (chapter 8.3.1, page 32).

"Store" button

Saves the analysis results to the computer of the basic instrument.

"Zoom" button

Switches between normal and enlarged view of the analysis screen (fig. 8-5, page -33).

"Type recal" button

Opens the dialog for type recalibration (fig. 8-11, page -37). Depending on the configuration in the
WASLab software of the basic instrument, this button may be inactive.

"Close analysis" button

Opens a dialog for finishing the analysis.

10

"Cancel" button

Closes the "Functions" screen and shows the analysis screen.

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Short description of the function buttons


New

Tap "New" to analyse a new sample. The on-screen keyboard opens.

Fig. 8-7

"Sample ID" entry

Enter the sample ID and confirm with "OK". The entered name of the sample is
displayed below the analysis results on the screen.

Note!

When a report file is assigned to the selected analysis program, at first, the "Dialog"
window is opened to enter data in the report file.
Enter the data that you want and confirm with "OK".

Fig. 8-8

"Dialog" window

More information about report files can be found in the operating instructions of the basic
instrument.

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This button is disabled when there is no sparking present in the analysis screen. The
button becomes enabled as soon as the first sparking is finished and the results are
present in the analysis screen.
Tap the "Print" button to generate a printout of the current analysis indicating the names
of alloy and sample, date, etc.
The results are sent to the printer that is set as default on WINDOWS of the basic
instrument. If no printer is connected, the print job is added to the queue and can be
printed later.

Grade

If several grades were found, when this button is pressed, the "Found grades" screen
(fig. 8-9) is shown. Select the appropriate grade and confirm your selection with "OK".
The analysis screen with the selected grade is shown.

Fig. 8-9

Compare
Grade

Found grades

Tap the "Compare Grade" button to open the selection screen for comparing grades
(fig. 8-10).

Fig. 8-10

Compare grades

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Load

Note!

Tap the "Load" button to open the "Select analysis program" window (fig. 8-4, page -32).
The window displays all available analysis programs. Select a program and confirm with
"OK". The selected program is loaded and indicated in the information bar.
When the matrix is changed, you must clean the complete head of the probe (see
chapter 10.3.1, page 53).
When the electrode is replaced, set the spacing between electrode and workpiece with
the spacer again (chapter 10.5.2, page 58).

Store

This button is disabled when there is no sparking present in the analysis screen. The
button becomes enabled as soon as the first sparking is finished and the results are
present in the analysis screen.
After a sparking has been completed, you can manually save the analysis result by
selecting this button.
Successful saving is indicated by a message on the screen.
If "Autosave" is activated in the WASLab software of the basic instrument, the results
are automatically saved in the specified target file.

Zoom

Tap the "Zoom" button to enlarge the analysis screen or return to the normal view (see
fig. 8-5, page -33).

Type recal

Depending on the configuration in the WASLab software of the basic instrument, this
button may be inactive.
Tap the "Type recal" button to open the selection screen for recalibrating types of grades
(fig. 8-11).

Fig. 8-11

Type recalibration

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Tap "Close analysis" to finish the analysis. Confirm the displayed End dialog (fig. 8-12)
by pressing "OK". After confirmation, the program switches to the start screen (fig. 8-2,
page 8-30, right).

Fig. 8-12

8.3.5

Exit dialog

Grade limit values


Double tap the grade information bar in the analysis screen to show the related elements
and their limit values.
The individual allow elements are shown with the upper and lower limits in mass % of
the found grades (fig. 8-13).

Fig. 8-13

Grade limit values (example)

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Analysing samples
Note!

Depending on the selected user/password level in the WASLab software of the basic
instrument, some software functions may not be available. From that result different
menu structures for the different password levels.
This chapter contains a description of the analysis of a sample on password level 4
where all individual main menus can be accessed and which also contains instructions
for password levels 1 to 3.

Prerequisites for
analysis

The basic instrument has been commissioned as described in its operating


instructions.
The UVTouch has been put into service as described in chapter 6, page 17.
The parameters for the analysis are set in the WASLab software of the basic
instrument.
The sample to be analysed has been prepared.
The excitation source is switched on on the basic instrument.

Start the analysis as follows:


1.
2.

Open the matrix selection by clicking "Analysis" in the start screen (1, fig. 8-14).
In the "Select analysis program" screen, select the matrix and a subprogram you
want to analyse and confirm with "OK".
The "Analysis" screen is displayed.

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3.
4.

Open the function selection by tapping the "Functions" button.


In the "Functions" screen, select the "New" button (1, fig. 8-15) and enter the
sample ID (2).
If you have assigned a report file to the analysis in the WASLab software of the
basic instrument, fill in the "Dialog" window (3).

Fig. 8-15

"Functions" screen, entry for sample ID and dialog

Warning!
During the analysis of samples that do not cover the hole in the head plate of the probe
(e.g. wires), spark light can emerge. Your eyes can be blinded by the light and the
high-energy UV radiation can damage your eyes. Never look into the arc! Wear suitable
eye protection during work.
Warning!
During the analysis of samples that do not cover the hole in the head plate of the probe
(e.g. wires), the sound generated upon sparking (measuring) exits through the gap. For
sparking samples that do not cover the hole wear ear protection.
Danger!
Risk of electric shock!
During sparking, do not, under any circumstances, introduce a conducting object into
the proximity of the probe head hole!
During sparking, do not, under any circumstances, remove a conducting object from
the probe head hole!
With the probe head hole open during sparking, do not, under any circumstances,
bring a part of your body into its immediate vicinity!
5.

Hold the UVTouch against the surface to be measured so that the probe head
hole is completely covered and the head plate of the probe has contact with the
surface.

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7.

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Start the analysis of the sample by pressing the start button on the UVTouch.
Analysis is an automatic process.
The individual steps of analysis (purging, pre-sparking, measuring) are
shown on the screen as a semitransparent dialog.
After completing automatic analysis, the result is displayed in the
"Sparking x" column.
By double tapping a sparking, you can delete or deactivate it (chapter 8.4.1,
page 42).
Repeat the sequence for further sparkings.

Analysis screen with result

After completion of all wanted sparkings, you can save or print (chapter 8.3.3,
page 34) the result, or compare it with a defined grade (chapter 8.6, page 44).

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8 WASLab software

Deactivating or deleting sparkings


By double tapping the column of a sparking, it is marked in blue and the buttons for
deleting and (de)activating the column are shown (fig. 8-17).

Fig. 8-17

(De)activation

Marked spark column with buttons for deletion, activation and deactivation

When "(De)activate" (1) is selected, the column becomes deactivated and is shown in
grey text. This prevents the measurement from being included in the calculation of the
average value.
Now, you can easily determine the impact of every individual measurement on the
overall result.
To reactivate a hidden sparking, double tap the deactivated column and then press the
"(De)activate" button again.

Fig. 8-18

Deactivated sparking column

Delete

Selecting "Delete" (2) deletes the column. Note that the deletion cannot be undone!

Cancel

Click "Cancel" (3) to show the analysis results again without any changes.

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8.5

Recalibration
Recalibration is a reset of the spectrometer with known samples. Recalibration is
required to compensate for changes in the spectral sensitivity due to contamination or
ageing of components so that the original calibration remains applicable during the
entire life of the instrument.
The recalibration is carried out with the WASLab software of the basic instrument and is
comprehensively described in the operating instructions of the basic instrument.
A brief description of recalibration is found in chapter 6.2, page 19.

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8 WASLab software

Comparing grades
This chapter contains a description of the functions of grade identification by comparing
a sample of unknown composition with stored grade qualities in the database.

Note!

Basic settings for grade comparison are made in the WASLab software of the
basic instrument.
The instrument configuration is customer-specific. Therefore, the illustrations in
this chapter can deviate from what you see on your screen. The procedure is
the same for all grades in all matrices.

The grade is chosen from the database by the operator and after sparking the unknown
sample, the current analysis is compared to that of the chosen grade.
In the following example, we compare an unknown sample with stored grade
1.0401 C15.
1.
2.
3.

Set the basic settings for the grade comparison in the WASLab software (see
operating instructions of the basic instrument).
In the start screen of the UVTouch, open the matrix selection by clicking
"Analysis" (1, fig. 8-19).
In the "Select analysis program" window, select matrix and subprogram.
Since 1.0401 C15 is an iron alloy, select the "FE" matrix and confirm the
selection with "OK".
The "Analysis" window is displayed.

Fig. 8-19

4.

Start screen, matrix and program selection and analysis screen

Spark the sample by pressing the start button on the UVTouch.


The result is displayed in the first free column in the "Analysis" window.

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5.
6.

Click "Functions" and then the "Compare grade" button to show the "Grade
comparison" screen.
To perform the comparison,
select the Fe_Grade file from the "Grade file" dropdown list (2),
select the set grade that you want from the "Grade" dropdown list (3; in our
example: 1.0401 C15) and
confirm your selection with "OK" (4).

2
1
3

4
Fig. 8-20

"Functions" and "Grade comparison"

The comparison is performed and the result displayed in the analysis window.

Fig. 8-21

Result of the comparison

The low and high limits (1 + 2, fig. 8-21) are shown in mass % of the found grade, as
well as the absolute (3) and relative (4) differences from the measured value for each
alloy element.

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A red background of the result of the comparison indicates a considerable


deviation.
Deviations are calculated related to the average value.
The results are shown in the mode that is set in the WASLab software of the
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Type recalibration
Information about type recalibration was not yet available at the time that these
operating instructions were written.

8.8

Sorting
This chapter contains a description of the screens to perform sorting.

Note!

8.8.1

Basic settings for sorting are made in the WASLab software of the basic instrument.
Such information can be found in the operating instructions of the basic instrument.

Starting the sorting program


Select "Sort" from the start screen (1, fig. 8-22) to open the selection screen for
sorting (fig. 8-22, right).

1
3
4
Fig. 8-22

Start screen and selection of sorting programs

Tab. 8-7

Elements in the selection screen for the sorting program

Item

Element

Function

Sorting program

Displays the sorting program selected in the WASLab software.

Matrix

Displays the matrix selected in the WASLab software.

OK button

Confirms the selection and displays the sorting result (chapter 8.8.2, page 47).

Cancel button

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8.8.2

Sorting screen
The result of the sorting process is shown after each completed comparative
measurement.
The figure below shows the "Sort" screen; once with a successful result and once with
an unsuccessful result.
1
2

3
5

6
8
Fig. 8-23

Result of the sorting; left: successful, right: unsuccessful

Tab. 8-8

Elements in the "Sort" screen

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Element

Function

Sorting program

Abbreviation of the selected sorting program.

Counter

Displays the total amount of measurements which have been sorted.

Counter

Displays the amount of bad measurements which have been sorted.

Status

Displays the result of the sorting:


Pass: the comparative measurement gave the same result as the
reference measurement.
Fail: the comparative measurement gave a different result than the
reference measurement.

Deviations

Displays the deviation as a per cent for the found elements.

Continue button

Press this button to acknowledge the message and move on to the next
measurement.

Close sort button

Closes the sorting program and shows the start screen again.

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Removal from service


Proceed as follows to remove the UVTouch from service:
1.
2.
3.

Switch off the excitation source at the basic instrument.


Terminate the WASLab software at the basic instrument.
Switch off the basic instrument.
The voltage supply for the UVTouch is interrupted and the screen on the
UVTouch disappears.
4. Shut off argon supply at the pressure regulating valve of the bottle.
5. Unplug the argon hose from the argon block of the connection plug.
6. Release the lock of the connection plug and pull the plug from the basic
instrument.
7. Mount the protective cap on the plug and on the socket.
8. Roll up the hose of the UVTouch.
Ensure the bending diameter is at least 42 cm!
9. If only removed from service for a short time, hang the UVTouch from the
mounted hook on the basic instrument and hang the coiled hose over the
support.
10. For longer periods of disuse, store the UVTouch in the case provided.

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10.1

Maintenance
Safety instructions for maintenance and repair
Maintenance and repair may only be carried out by qualified specialised personnel.

Switching off the


basic instrument

Prior to beginning maintenance or repair work, switch off the basic instrument:
Switch off the excitation source at the basic instrument.
Terminate the WASLab software.
Switch off the basic instrument at the on/off switch.
Secure the basic instrument against restart and attach a warning saying
"Caution Maintenance!".
Oxford Instruments Analytical GmbH recommends regular instrument maintenance to
ensure optimum measurement precision and long product life.

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Maintenance table
In the following table,
the abbreviation
OH
m
y

Tab. 10-1

means that the maintenance activity must be performed


after x operating hours
after x months
after x years.

Maintenance intervals UVTouch

Assembly

Maintenance activity

Maintenance interval
m

OH

Further information

check of filters and replacement, if required

chapter 10.6, page 61

cleaning of instrument

chapter 10.7, page 61

entire instrument

change seals
optics
replace window

PTFE gasket at each window


change; Viton-seal when
damaged
chapter 10.4, page 55
after 1000-2000
measurements

replacement of electrode

at every change of matrix

chapter 10.5.1, page 57

adjustment of the electrode

after every change of


electrode

chapter 10.5.2, page 58

head of the probe cleaning of electrode with brush

after every measurement and


at every change of the
chapter 10.5.4, page 60
sample

cleaning the head of the probe

after 100-200 sparkings each


chapter 10.3, page 53
and at message

change seal

when damaged

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10.3

Maintenance for the head of the probe

10.3.1

Cleaning the head of the probe


Clean the head of the probe according to the interval in the maintenance table. Proceed
as follows:

Opening the head of


the probe

1.
2.
3.

Switch off the instrument as described in chapter 10.1, page 51.


Loosen the 2 hexagon screws (1, fig. 10-1) on the head plate of the probe (2).
Bend the head plate of the probe with the two union nuts for the optical fibre
downwards by about 45 and take it out downwards.

1
Fig. 10-1

Note!
Cleaning the head of
the probe

Make sure not to brush the dust against the window in front of the optical fibre.
4.

Fig. 10-2

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Disassembling the head plate of the probe

Brush the residue off the surface below the head plate of the probe and around
the electrode with the brush from the accessory case.

Removing residue

Put the head plate of the probe back on the head of the probe and screw both
hexagonal screws tight.

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Replacing the seal


Proceed as follows:

Opening the head of


the probe

1.
2.
3.

Switch off the instrument as described in chapter 10.1, page 51.


Loosen the 2 hexagon screws (1, fig. 10-3) on the head plate of the probe (2).
Bend the head plate of the probe with the two union nuts for the optical fibre
downwards by about 45 and take it out downwards.

1
Fig. 10-3

4.

Disassembling the head plate of the probe

Completely remove the seal of the head of the probe and replace it with a new
one.

Fig. 10-4

5.

Replacing the seal

Put the head plate of the probe back on and screw it tight.

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10.4

Change windows and seals


Because impurities occur when sparking samples, the windows of the direct
(1, fig. 10-5) and indirect (2) light path must be changed at certain intervals.
Change the windows and the window seals according to the intervals in the
maintenance table. If low-melting grades, such as Zn grades, are to be measured, the
intervals for replacement should be shortened.
The windows are found in the union nuts at the head plate of the probe.

Fig. 10-5

Direct and indirect light path

To change the windows and seals, proceed as follows:


1.
2.
3.

Switch off the instrument as described in chapter 10.1, page 51.


Loosen the 2 hexagon screws (1, fig. 10-6) on the head plate of the probe (2).
Bend the head plate of the probe with the two union nuts for the optical fibre
downwards by about 45 and take it out downwards.

1
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Note!

When opening the union nuts, ensure that the windows do not fall out!
4.

Loosen the union nuts (1, fig. 10-7) and open them.

1
2
3
4

Fig. 10-7

5.
6.

7.
8.
9.

Disassembling the windows

Remove the PTFE gasket (4), the window (3) and the Viton seal (2) from the
union nuts. If required, press the windows with a clean, soft object.
Put the new seals and the new window back in.
The Viton seals must be correctly placed in the grooves. They must be clean
and intact.
The window must be positioned with its flat side to the Viton seal.
Retighten the union nuts by hand.
Put the head plate of the probe back on from below and flap it down.
Re-tighten the head plate of the probe.

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10.5

Maintenance of the electrode

10.5.1

Replacing the electrode


When you change the matrix (e.g. from iron to aluminium), electrode and brush should
be replaced. Otherwise, analysis can be adulterated by contamination of the electrode
or brush.
There are a separate electrode and brush for every matrix.
To replace the electrode, proceed as follows:
1.
2.

Switch off the instrument as described in chapter 10.1, page 51.


Loosen the inner grub screw (2, ) on the electrode clamp using a 2 mm Allen
key.
The electrode (1) is pushed out of the head of the probe toward the front by a
spring.

2
Fig. 10-8

3.
4.
5.

Replacing the electrode

Completely remove the electrode and replace it with a new one.


Insert the new electrode from the front.
Completely press in the electrode with the head (1, fig. 10-9) of the spacer to
adjust the correct distance to the sample. Simultaneously fasten the grub screw
to the electrode clamp.

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Adjusting the electrode


The spacing between electrode and sample is adjusted using the spacer. Proceed as
follows:
1.
2.

Switch off the instrument as described in chapter 10.1, page 51.


Loosen the inner grub screw (2, fig. 10-10) at the electrode clamp using a 2 mm
Allen key.
The electrode (1) is pushed out of the head of the probe toward the front by a
spring.

2
Fig. 10-10 Loosening the electrode

3.

Completely press in the electrode with the head (1, fig. 10-9) of the spacer to
adjust the correct distance to the sample. Simultaneously fasten the grub screw
to the electrode clamp.

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10.5.3

Cleaning the electrode with the electrode brush

Note!

Too much combustion residue on the electrode can result in a short circuit between
electrode tip and sample.
The short circuit is detected by the instrument and indicated with an error message.
Strongly varying measurements can also indicate that there is too much combustion
residue on the electrode.
Therefore, the electrode must be regularly cleaned with an electrode brush or, in the
event of persistent contamination, with the file brush (chapter 10.5.4, page 60).
To clean the electrode using the electrode brush (brass handle), proceed as follows:
1.
2.
3.

Switch off the excitation source at the basic instrument.


Brush the tungsten electrode through the hole (1, fig. 10-12) in the head plate of
the probe using the electrode brush from the accessory case.
Switch the excitation source back on.

Fig. 10-12 Cleaning the electrode

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Cleaning the electrode with the file brush


In the event of persistent contamination of the electrode, you must clean the electrode
using the file brush.
To clean the electrode using the file brush, proceed as follows:
1.
2.
3.

Switch off the instrument as described in chapter 10.1, page 51.


Loosen the 2 hexagon screws (1, fig. 10-13) on the head plate of the probe (2).
Bend the head plate of the probe with the two union nuts for the optical fibre
downwards by about 45 and take it out downwards.

2
3

1
Fig. 10-13 Disassembling the head plate of the probe

4.
5.
6.

Clean the tungsten electrode (3) using the file brush from the accessory case.
Put the head plate of the probe back on from below and flap it down.
Re-tighten the head plate of the probe.

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10.6

Replacing the filter mat


Follow these steps to check for soiling of the filter mat (1, fig. 10-14) in the fan on the
bottom of the instrument:
1.
2.

Loosen the 4 screws (3) and remove the cover (2).


Replace the filter mat if required.
Re-tighten the cover after the check.

1
2

Fig. 10-14 Checking filter mat

10.7

Cleaning the instrument


Use a soft, dry or slightly damp cloth to clean the outside of the UVTouch. DO NOT use
any solvents!
No water may penetrate into the instrument!

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11.1

Faults
General faults
You can recognise any instrument faults e.g. from error messages displayed on the
screen. Try to remedy the error using the following table and the information in the
"UVTouch-Software" chapter (chapter 8, page 29 et seq.).
Should you have any problems remedying the error, feel free to contact our customer
service for support.
Our contact data are provided under "Service" (chapter 13.1, page 69).

11.2

Tab. 11-1

UVTouch faults

Possible faults and remedies (UVTouch)

Fault

Information

Remedy/explanation

no communication between PC and


instrument

Note in the display: not connected

Start the WASLab Software at the basic


instrument

Button released too early during


measurement

Fault message on the display:


Trigger released too early

Acknowledge message with OK and repeat


the measurement

Source switched off

Red bar at top of display

Press source switch on the basic instrument

Measurement does not begin or bad


burn spot

Red bar at top of display

1. Press source switch on the basic


instrument
2. Check argon supply
3. Check argon pressure: 3 bar

Basic instrument cannot be switched no visible reaction


on

1. Mains voltage? yes/no


2. Check fuses at the power input

measurements extremely loud

Position the sample correctly

loud measurement

Intensity in the direct light path


Error message:
decreases or has completely ceased. Reference limits exceeded.

1. replace window
2. Was the wrong analysis program
selected?
3. Poor burn spot?

Intensity in the indirect light path


Error message:
decreases or has completely ceased. Reference limits exceeded.

1. replace window
2. Was the wrong analysis program
selected?
3. Poor burn spot?

Measuring results deviate from usual (See fault.)


values, precision decreases, sparkovers in the head of the probe.

1. Check the electrode spacing and


readjust, if required.
2. Cleaning the head of the probe

Message:
e.g. Cr > 6 %

Message:
Admissible calibration range exceeded.

Wrong analysis program selected start in


orientation program.

Message:
e.g. C < 0.001

Message:
Detection limits fallen below of.

The content of the corresponding element in


the measured sample is too low.

Note!

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If none of the above named faults can be identified or the fault cannot be remedied
applying the methods indicated under "Remedy", please contact the service (see
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12
12.1

Reshipment and disposal


Declaration of Decontamination
Due to legal regulations and to ensure safety of our employees, Oxford Instruments
Analytical GmbH requires a signed Declaration of Decontamination prior to processing
your reshipment.
Enclose this form signed with the shipping documents and attach it on the outside of the
packaging. Reshipments that have been exposed to hazardous substances and which
have not been decontaminated according to good professional practice, are not
processed and returned at your expense.

Note!

The instrument must not be shipped without the transport lock installed. Previous to that,
contact our customer service.
The Declaration of Decontamination as well as the contact information are provided in
the Annex.

12.2

Disposal
The PC includes a battery containing contaminants. That must not be disposed of with
the domestic waste.
After the life has expired, disposal may only be executed through the customer service
of Oxford Instruments Analytical GmbH or a suitable collection point.
The operating company is obliged to dispose of the instrument after the completion of
its use at his/her own expense according to the legal requirements and to exempt us
from the take-back obligation and related claims of third parties.
Disassemble the instrument for disposal into the individual material groups:
Plastics
Non-ferrous metals (e.g. copper scrap)
Aluminium
Electronic scrap
Steel
Dispose of the materials according to national legislation!

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13

Annex
This chapter contains
Service address
Spare parts list
Information about adapters
Information about configuring the Firewall
Information about configuring the Ethernet interface
Declaration of Conformity
Product acceptance report
Quality Deviation Report.

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13.1

Service
If you need any help handling this product, please contact your service partner of Oxford
Instruments Analytical GmbH or call us at the Service Centre:

Oxford Instruments Analytical GmbH


Abt. Service
Wellesweg 31
47589 Uedem
Germany
Phone: +49 (0)2825 9383-303
Fax:
+49 (0)2825 9383-100
E-mail: oes.support@oxinst.com

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Tab. 13-1

Spare parts list


Spare parts list for the UVTouch

Part number:

Name:

Quantity:

5200000161

BG UVT Detector

0000000377

Lens, biconvex d = 6, Ff = 5 at 258 mm, quartz glass

4000000186

AMP protective insulator

3000000017

Fan grate Papst LZ31 for 50 mm fan

4000000181

AMP Switch head

4000000182

AMP Filter grate

5400000037

BG UVT Housing shells

5200000160

BG UVT Spark adapter with seals

0000000533

DIN7984 M3x8 V2A Cylinder head screw hexagonal socket low

5200000159

BG UVT Display

8203884722

Vertical adapter seals for tube diameters 15-30 mm incl. 5 pcs

8203884723

Vertical adapter seals for tube diameters 30-60 mm incl. 5 pcs

8203884724

Vertical adapter seals for tube diameters 60-100 mm incl. 5 pcs

8203884725

Adapter seal for rough surfaces

8203886106

Horizontal adapter seals for tube diameter 20-30 mm incl. 5 pcs

8203886107

Horizontal adapter seals for tube diameter 30-60 mm incl. 5 pcs

8203886108

Horizontal adapter seals for tube diameter 60-100 mm incl. 5 pcs

0000000714

window quartz d = 5-0.1 mm, t = 1 mm

0000000330

O-Ring 4x1 mm Viton Shore 70

0000000376

PTFE Ring virginal 5.5/4x0.5 mm

1100000080

UVT Filter mat 44 x 28 x 10

4000000205

AMP Electrode D = 4 x 37 sharpened on one side 135

4110000012

AMP BG Handle RAL 7035 incl. rubber and thread insert M20 x 1.5

4110000013

AMP Display protection rubber RAL 9005

3000000014

NKK MB20SS1W01 Push button

3000000015

Cap for NKK AT407A push button (300-14)

1000000034

DIN7984 M3x14 VA Cylinder head screw TORX low

3520000251

UV-Touch Cable Mainboard-CCD

0000001339

Plano-convex lens 12.5/8 Quartz

3600000026

LP AMP Ignition

5200000127

BG LWL PMP/TMP 10.5 m Spark/AMP loaded

3800000062

Plastic stylus for touch operation

1100000081

SMC Throttle for argon block probes

1100000082

SMC Magnetic valve for argon block probes

3800000068

Protective sheet for UVT display (matt)

1020000029

Pressure springs VD-054A

3520000285

UVT fan Papst 514F with plug

4110000014

Case for UVT probe with foam insert

5200000163

BG UVT Spark adapter

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13.3

Information about adaptors for the head of the probe


For measurements on pipes or on raw surfaces, there is a spark adapter in the
accessories case for flexible seals (adapter plate) and various rubber adapters which
can be mounted to the adapter plate.
This adapter ensures that the head plate of the probe is sealed and the measurement
can be carried out correctly.
To demonstrate how to mount the adapter, see the example in the figure with the
horizontal adapter for pipes.

Disassembling the
head plate of the
probe

1.
2.
3.

Switch off the instrument as described in chapter 10.1, page 51.


Loosen the 2 hexagon screws (1, fig. 13-1) on the head plate of the probe (2).
Bend the head plate of the probe with the two union nuts for the optical fibre
downwards by about 45 and take it out downwards.

Fig. 13-1

4.
5.

Disassembling the head plate of the probe

Insert the adapter plate from below and flap it down.


Tighten the adapter plate.

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6.

Press the rubber adapter (1, fig. 13-3) into the holder on the adapter plate.

Fig. 13-3

7.

Inserting the rubber adapter.

Restart the instrument and carry out the measurements.

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13.4

Setting up the Firewall on older basic instruments


When using the UVTouch with older basic instruments, it may be necessary to configure
the firewall of the basic instrument.
Proceed as follows:

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1.

Open the Start menu in


Windows XP on the basic
instrument and click
Systemsteuerung/
Control Panel.

2.

Click Sicherheitscenter/
Security Center.

3.

In the Sicherheitscenter/
Security Center, click
"Windows Firewall".

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4.

Open the "Ausnahmen/


Exceptions tab and click
the "Port hinzufgen/
Add Port" button

5.

Enter "UV-Touch" beside


"Name" and the number
"6000" beside
"Portnummer/
Port number".
Check that "TCP" is
selected and confirm with
"OK".

6.

Check in the
"Ausnahmen/Exceptions"
tab whether the entry was
added and confirm the
settings with "OK".

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13.5

Setting up the Ethernet interface on older basic instruments


When using the UVTouch with older basic instruments, it can be necessary to configure
the Ethernet interface of the basic instrument. .
Proceed as follows:

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Open the Start menu in


Windows XP on the basic
instrument and click
"Systemsteuerung/
Control Panel".

2.

Click "Netzwerk- und


Internetverbindungen/
Network and Internet
Connections".

3.

Click
"Netzwerkverbindungen/
Network Connections".

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4.

Right-click "
LAN-Verbindung 2/
Local Area Connection 2"
and then select
"Eigenschaften/
Properties" from the
context menu".

5.

Double click
"Internetprotokoll (TCP/IP)/
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2012 Oxford Instruments Analytical GmbH

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Version: 1.0GB/2012-06-11

UVTouch

14 Annex

13.6

Forms

13.6.1

Declaration of Conformity (translation of the original)

13.6.2

Product acceptance report

13.6.3

Quality Deviation Report

13.6.4

Declaration of Decontamination

Version: 1.0GB/2012-06-11

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2012 Oxford Instruments Analytical GmbH

Declaration of Conformity (translation of the original)


Under the Low Voltage Directive 2006/95/EC, Annex III, Section B
We herewith declare that the instrument designated in the following complies with all regulations of Low
Voltage Directive 2006/95/EC.
Description of electrical
equipment:

UVTouch

Year of construction:

2012

Relevant EC directives:

Low Voltage Directive 2006/95/EC as of 12 December 2006


Directive 2004/108/EC on electromagnetic compatibility as of 15 December
2004

Applied harmonised
standards:

EN 61326-1:2006 Electrical equipment for measurement, control and laboratory use EMC
requirements Part 1: General requirements IEC 61326-1:2005
EN 55011:2009 Industrial, scientific and medical equipment Radio-frequency disturbance
characteristics Limits and methods of measurement CISPR 11:2009 (modified)
EN 61000-3-2:2006 Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) Part 3-2: Limits Limits for harmonic
current emissions (equipment input current <= 16 A per phase)
IEC 61000-3-2:2005
EN 61000-3-3:2008 Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) Part 3-3: Limits Limitation of
voltage changes, voltage fluctuations and flicker in public low-voltage supply systems, for
equipment with rated current <=16 A per phase and not subject to conditional connection
IEC 61000-3-3:2008

Further applied technical


standards and specifications:

Accident prevention regulation Elektromagnetische Felder BGV B11: 04/2002 (electromagnetic


fields)

Manufacturer:

Oxford Instruments Analytical GmbH


Wellesweg 31
DE-47589 Uedem

Name of authorised
representative of the
technical documentation:

Place, date

Signature

Managing Director

Product acceptance report


Instrument:
______________________________________________________________________________________
Serial number:
______________________________________________________________________________________
Device commissioned & start of warranty:
End of warranty:

__ __/__ __/ __ __ __ __ DD / MM / YYYY


__ __/__ __/ __ __ __ __ DD / MM / YYYY

Customer:
______________________________________________________________________________________
Contact person:
______________________________________________________________________________________
Customer address:
______________________________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________________
The instrument is fully operational. The entire system works according to the specifications. The
operator has received required hardware and software training and is capable of working with the
system successfully.
Please use the box below to add comments about the commissioning and order procedure.
Comments:

Location of the system:


______________________________________________________________________________________
Representative:
______________________________________________________________________________________
Installation by:
______________________________________________________________________________________
Customer:
______________________________________________________________________________________
Representative:
______________________________________________________________________________________
IMPORTANT: To start the warranty period, it is absolutely required that, immediately after putting into
service, this record is signed by the customer and sent to Oxford Instruments by fax or e-mail.
Please send this record by e-mail to iauk.admin@oxinst.com or by fax to +49 2825 5358-146.

Quality Deviation Report (QDR)


No: ___________
To be filled in by OI CS

Instrument:
________________________________________________________________________
Serial number:
________________________________________________________________________
Date of putting into service:
________________________________________________________________________
Put into service by:
________________________________________________________________________
Customer:
________________________________________________________________________
Description of the deviation:
Hardware:

Software:

Analytical performance:

Sales/support issue:

Incomplete delivery:

Please send this record by e-mail to iauk.admin@oxinst.com or by fax to +49 2825 5358-146.

Declaration of Decontamination
Dekontaminationserklrung
Because of legal regulations and for the safety of our employees Oxford Instruments Analytical GmbH needs a signed
declaration of decontamination before your return can be handled.
This signed declaration must be included with the shipping documents on the outside of the packaging. Any returns which were
exposed to hazardous substances and were not professionally decontaminated are not accepted and will be sent back on your
cost.
Aufgrund gesetzlicher Bestimmungen und um die Sicherheit unserer Mitarbeiter zu gewhrleisten bentigt die Oxford
Instruments Analytical GmbH eine unterschriebene Dekontaminationserklrung, bevor Ihre Rcksendung bearbeitet werden
kann. Legen Sie dieses unterschriebene Formular den Versandpapieren bei und bringen Sie es auen an der Verpackung an.
Rcksendungen, welche gefhrlichen Stoffen ausgesetzt waren und nicht fachgerecht dekontaminiert wurden, werden nicht
bearbeitet und auf Ihre Kosten zurckgeschickt.
Name / Name

Address / Adresse

Serial number / Seriennummer

Order number / Auftragsnummer

Phone / Telefon

Email / E-Mail

Notes / Bemerkungen

1. Equipment has been in contact with hazardous substances.


Das Gert ist mit gefhrlichen Stoffen in Berhrung gekommen.
No / Nein

Yes / Ja = Please list the hazardous substances. / Bitte benennen Sie die gefhrlichen Stoffe.
Substance / Stoff

Danger Class / Gefahrenklasse

Safety precautions / Sicherheitsvorkehrungen

1
2
3

2. Equipment has been decontaminated professionally. / Das Gert wurde fachgerecht dekontaminiert.
No / Nein

Yes / Ja = Cleaning agent / Reinigungsmittel:


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3. Legally binding declaration / Rechtsverbindliche Erklrung


Herewith I confirm that the returned instruments were cleaned and decontaminated according to the industry standards and all
appropriate regulations. The instruments are free of hazardous substances.
Hiermit besttige ich, dass die zurckgesendeten Gerte nach industriellen und gesetzlichen Bestimmungen gereinigt und
dekontaminiert sind. Die Gerte sind frei von gefhrlichen Stoffen.

-----------------------------------------Location / Ort

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Company stamp and legally binding signature


Firmenstempel und rechtsverbindliche Unterschrift

-----------------------------------------Date / Datum

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Name of the signatory in block letters


Name des Unterzeichnenden in Druckbuchstaben