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SPECTROTEST

Mobile Spectrometer for Metal
Analysis

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Unit description

Table of Contents
1 Unit description ................................................................................................... 5
1.1 Function .............................................................................................................................. 5
1.2 Overview ............................................................................................................................. 5
1.2.1 Connections (rear) ................................................................................................. 5
1.2.2 Unit ........................................................................................................................ 6

2 Safety.................................................................................................................. 7
2.1 User information.................................................................................................................. 7
2.2 Intended use ....................................................................................................................... 7
2.3 Prohibited operating conditions .......................................................................................... 8
2.4 Residual risk ....................................................................................................................... 8

3 Technical data................................................................................................... 10
4 Transportation/Set-up ....................................................................................... 11
4.1 Dimensions and weight ..................................................................................................... 11
4.2 Transportation/Set-up ....................................................................................................... 11
4.3 Setting-up.......................................................................................................................... 12
4.4 Argon supply (spark mode) ............................................................................................... 13
4.4.1 Argon bottle fastening.......................................................................................... 13

5 Operation .......................................................................................................... 14
5.1 Overview of controls ......................................................................................................... 14
5.1.1 Unit and sample probe ........................................................................................ 14
5.1.2 Brightness adjustment ......................................................................................... 14
5.2 Displays ............................................................................................................................ 15
5.2.1 Sample probe ...................................................................................................... 15
5.3 Preparing the unit for operation ........................................................................................ 16
5.4 Switching the unit on ......................................................................................................... 16
5.5 Standby mode ................................................................................................................... 16
5.6 Switching the unit off ......................................................................................................... 17
5.7 Carrying out the measurement ......................................................................................... 17
5.7.1 Preparing the measurement ................................................................................ 17
5.7.2 Measuring ............................................................................................................ 18
• Measurement example: analysis ......................................................................... 18
• Measurement example: identity check ................................................................ 18
• Standardization of the unit (ICALization) ............................................................. 19
5.8 Replacing parts of sample probe ...................................................................................... 20
5.8.1 Sample probe parts overview .............................................................................. 20
5.8.2 Changing the sample probe ................................................................................ 21
5.8.3 Changing the adapter .......................................................................................... 21
5.8.4 Changing the electrode ....................................................................................... 22

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.... 29 7 Troubleshooting....... 30 8 Spare parts and consumables ................................................ 23 6......................................................1 Maintenance schedule ...........2012 ..........................................................................................................................................................5 Replacing the sample probe air filter ..............04.......................... 32 —4 SPECTROTEST — 04............ 24 6...............................7 Cleaning/sharpening the electrodes ..3 Cleaning the light inlet windows of the sample probe and of the adapter .................................................................... 24 6............................................................................................................................................6 Maintenance ..................... 25 6............................6 Replacing the CO2 and fine dust filter unit ........................4 Replacing the air filter ....................................................................................... 23 6............................................. 28 6............................................... 27 6.........2 Cleaning the adapter ................

1 Function The sample probe evaporates sample material by means of arc discharge or spark discharge. A fiber-optics directs this radiation to the optical system. the released atoms and ions are stimulated to emit radiation. Data are already stored in the unit's memory.2 Overview 1.2. Here the radiation is evaluated. The results are then displayed on the screen. 1. The measured values are compared with these data. Unit description 1 Unit description 1. Component 1 VGA 4 USB 2 RS232 5 Argon connection 3 LAN SPECTROTEST — 04.04. Component No. In this process.2012 —5 .1 Connections (rear) No.

5 Transport carriage 13 Type plate (dismountable) 6 Adapter 14 Air filter 7 Sample probe connection 15 CO2 and fine dust filter (behind cover) 8 Drawer for optional storage 16  Power supply connection battery  Fuse —6 SPECTROTEST — 04. Component 1 Housing (spectrometer) 9 Sample probe 2 Screen 10 Transport carriage/device locking mechanism 3 Storage compartment 11 Castor brake 4 Sample probe holder 12 Argon bottle retaining strap  Can also be installed on the side.2012 .Unit description 1.04.2 Unit No.2. Component No.

This applies in particular to the safety regulations.2012 —7 . 2. Only such metals may be analyzed for which the unit has been calibrated by the manufacturer or by qualified technical personnel. This serves for maintaining the operational safety of the unit.  Absolutely observe the information labels provided on the unit.  Always have the unit maintained at the intervals specified by the manufacturer and document the maintenance activities. technical maintenance) or repairs must only be performed by service personnel that is authorized by the manufacturer.  Use only genuine spare parts for repairing the unit. DIN EN 61010 or a comparable national standard.  Observe the associated safety regulations when using auxiliary agents and operating utilities.g.2 Intended use This unit analyzes and identifies metals.  The unit may only be connected to power grids with a protective grounding conductor. 2. Secure the unit while in operation. The use of non-genuine spare parts will result in the loss of the CE conformity. shut down the unit immediately.  Observe all of the safety and accident prevention regulations at all times when operating and maintaining the unit.  The safety measures must be checked after every technical maintenance or repair. It serves your safety. for example. This is.  Disconnect the unit from power prior to opening it.  Perform only those maintenance tasks that are described in this manual. Any further maintenance work (e.04.  Never tamper with the safety devices! If you feel that a safety device does not work properly. The unit is only completely disconnected from power if the power plug is unplugged. Safety 2 Safety Every user of the unit must have understood the present Operating Instructions.  If a castor-equipped unit is used on an inclined floor. This applies also when the unit is on a transport carriage. it may roll away during operation.1 User information  Comply with all of the safety regulations. SPECTROTEST — 04. This check is to be performed in accordance with VBG4/DIN EN 61010 or a comparable national standard.

 When the unit is switched on. e.  Always shut down the excitation (plasma generator) when working on the spark stand (stationary spectrometers) or on the sample probe (mobile spectrometers).  On mobile spectrometers. 2.2012 .  Such an electric shock is not dangerous to a healthy person. a residual risk cannot be completely excluded. in case of heavy metals. Use pliers. consequential accidents may occur.  For voltage ranges.  Ensure that protective equipment is worn in such cases. if possible. However. Nevertheless.g.4 Residual risk This unit has been manufactured in accordance with the state of the art. there is a risk of suffering an electric shock when the electrode is touched or when the sample is removed during a measurement. e.  There is danger of burns from the electrode. falling down from a ladder.g. the electrode will heat up to several hundred degrees!  Do not touch the electrode with bare hands even if the unit is switched off. Warning! Danger of injury  The analyses generate metal vapors.Safety 2. the probe can also be disconnected from the unit.  If the area where the unit is used is not a commercial/industrial premise. During normal operation. —8 SPECTROTEST — 04. Low currents and voltages below the threshold values specified in EN61010 are involved here. Depending on the sample material. e.04. see page 9.  If the ambient conditions do not comply with the specification. The protective equipment must ensure that the national threshold limit values in force and/or comparable national standards will not be exceeded.3 Prohibited operating conditions Operating the unit is prohibited if one of the following conditions applies:  If the unit is faulty or damaged. a breathing apparatus and extraction equipment.g.  The sample should not be touched while a measurement is in progress. these vapors may be toxic.  Avoid any contact with the electrode when the excitation (plasma generator) is switched on.  If the unit is not subject to regular maintenance.

EEG or ECG recording devices. typ.g.g. Safety  The electric arc in the spark stand or in the sample probe adapter generates UV radiation. especially if the sample is removed during a measurement. e. However. image interferences).  Such an electric emission is not dangerous to a healthy person. The following table shows the respective voltage ranges.g. they can be beyond the limits of EN 61326-1 in some cases. 8 kV 1–12 kV. As a result. Note The plasma is ignited by way of a high-voltage pulse. defibrillators.  Take suitable protective measures (e. cardiac pacemakers. These are electromagnetic fields of low intensity. typ. ignition pulse. Arc mode Spark mode arc mode spark mode Spectrotest 6-12 kV.2012 —9 . there is a risk of an electric emission during a spark cycle. the reception of radio broadcasts. 40 V 20-200 V. 5 kV 30–60 V. may be disturbed (crackling. typ. Due to measurement uncertainties.04. insulin pumps. it is absolutely essential that these operators contact the manufacturer of their respective devices prior to using the spectrometer! SPECTROTEST — 04. wear safety glasses) whenever the spark stand opening or the adapter opening are not completely covered. or similar) will not be affected in the case of devices with CE conformity. High-voltage High-voltage Burning voltage Burning voltage ignition pulse. radio transmissions in the direct vicinity of the spectrometer.  Users of life-sustaining or life-supporting medical devices (e. an alternating voltage (spark mode) or a direct voltage (arc mode) is applied to the electrode. After the ignition. typ. 30 TXC03 V  When the unit is switched on.

72 psi  Quality ≥ 4.998 %)  Standard sample probe Constant flow: 15 l/h consumption Analytic flow: 120 l/h Flushing: 120 l/h  UV sample probe Constant flow: 15 l/h plus 10 l/h UV optics consumption Analytic flow: 120 l/h Flushing: 185 l/h Protection class IP 23 (DIN 40050) — 10 SPECTROTEST — 04.8 (99. (as per DIN EN 61010-1) Argon gas connection  Inlet pressure 5 bar +/-10%.2012 . 50/60 Hz (as per DIN EN 61010-1) Power during testing 320 W Power during stand-by 60 W Power line fuse protection 16 A (slow-blow) Storage conditions -20 – +50 °C. 40 – 105 °F (as per DIN EN 61010-1) Air humidity 80% max.Technical data 3 Technical data Name Value Power supply 100 – 240 V. -5 – 120 °F Temperature range 5 – 40 °C.04. +/-10%.

1 Dimensions and weight Name Value Unit height 670 mm (26.  fasten the sample probe in the transport holder. Always arrest the unit using the roller brakes. SPECTROTEST — 04.  Make sure that the unit cannot topple over when you use it without the transport trolley.  fasten the unit in place when using a separate transport trolley.  tilt the transport trolley on the two big wheels when the ground is uneven.3’’) Unit width 425 mm (16.  lock the drawer.04. Transportation/Set-up 4 Transportation/Set-up 4.  close the screen. Caution! Damage to unit!  The unit may topple over or roll away.0’’) Unit weight 33 kg (72.  It is strictly forbidden to transport persons on the transport trolley.7 lbs) 4.  Do not put the gas cylinder on the transport trolley unless the unit is already on the trolley.2 Transportation/Set-up Warning! Risk of accident  Use the optional transport trolley only for transporting the unit and the gas cylinder.7’’) Unit depth 330 mm (13.  When you move the unit.2012 — 11 .  Always comply with the safety instructions for the transport of gas cylinders.  Always ensure that the unit stands steadily.

Transportation/Set-up  When you transport the unit in a passenger car.  Install the unit so that it cannot heat up on one side only.  Measuring errors may result from temperature differences inside the unit.3 Setting-up Caution! Damage to unit! Corrosive vapors may damage the unit. Caution! Measurement error  Shocks to the unit during the measuring process may produce measurement errors.04. — 12 SPECTROTEST — 04. install the unit so it will not be subject to shocks. Set the unit up in an environment free from corrosive vapors.  fasten the components of the unit.  transport the sample probe in the case intended for this purpose.  Avoid mechanical bumps. 4.  For this reason.2012 .

 Argon inlet pressure at the unit 5 bar +/-10%. Ensure oil and grease-free laying of the argon supply line. Component 1 Installation of the retaining strap 2 Installation of the retaining strap for argon bottles with a small for argon bottles with a large diameter. SPECTROTEST — 04. No. diameter. A suitable pressure reducer is required for the argon supply (bottles or liquid gas tank).8 m  When using longer lines and/or smaller tube diameters. 72 psi The argon is supplied through a PTFE hose with a quick-release coupling (on the unit) supplied by SPECTRO:  Diameter OD6/ID4.2012 — 13 . Component No.1 Argon bottle fastening The transport carriage is equipped with a retaining strap for argon bottles with different diameters. length 0. 4. take the possible pressure drop into account. Transportation/Set-up 4.4 Argon supply (spark mode) Caution! Measurement errors! Contamination of the argon gas may lead to measurement errors.4.04. The unit requires an argon supply.

 The brightness adjustment screen opens.1 Unit and sample probe No.1.2 Brightness adjustment In order to adjust the brightness of the display.Operation 5 Operation 5.2012 .1 Overview of controls 5.  Adjust the desired brightness. — 14 SPECTROTEST — 04.04. Control element Function 1 Switch Switches the unit on. 2 Switch Sets the sample probe to stand-by mode 3 Trackball Same as mouse function on a PC 4+5 Mouse button function Same as mouse buttons on a PC 6 Standard keyboard Same as PC keyboard 7 "Reset" button Resets error messages from the PC 8 "Start measurement" Performs the measurement button  Must be pressed during the entire measuring process 5. open the Tray Tool "Powermanagement Pro Mobile" via the Windows taskbar.1.

2012 — 15 . Display Function Status display of the sample  Green light probe  Ready for operation  Red light  Not ready for operation  Fault  Red flashing  A measurement is under way SPECTROTEST — 04. Operation 5.2.2 Displays 5.1 Sample probe No.04.

04.  The flushing progress is displayed on the screen. To switch on the plasma generator. 5. 5. To switch off the plasma generator. 1.  Depending on the sample probe that is used. Wait for the argon flushing process to be completed. the system is flushed with purified air for 15 seconds. proceed as follows: 1. 2. 2. 2 seconds. If the arc program with carbon analysis is loaded. the system is flushed with argon for 5 or 15 minutes.  The unit is ready for use. 4. — 16 SPECTROTEST — 04. proceed as follows: 1.3 Preparing the unit for operation Before switching on the unit.  The computer is turned on. 3.  The unit is switched off.10%.  The program is terminated.Operation 5.5 Standby mode The stand-by mode is only possible with mains power supply. press the switch:  The sample probe status display lights up green. the unit will be switched off completely.  The computer is turned off. Press the "Power" button and keep it pressed for approx. Select the dialog item "Shut down" and confirm the dialog box.  The unit is now ready to measure.  The most recently used application program is started. Close the argon bottle. 2. Connect the unit to the mains power supply.2012 .  The unit is in the stand-by mode. Arrest the unit using the roller brakes. In the case of battery power supply.  The unit is switched on.4 Switching the unit on To switch on the unit. Connect the argon supply hose to the socket at the rear of the unit (no argon is required for an arc discharge).  Let the quick-release coupling lock properly. press the switch: 3. 3. Set the argon pressure to 5 bar +/.

 The measurement will be blocked if a wrong sample probe/testing program combination is used.7 Carrying out the measurement 5. electrode. The unit is only completely disconnected from power if the power plug is unplugged.7. SPECTROTEST — 04. 2.1 Preparing the measurement Before starting the measurement. Operation 5. Close the argon bottle.  The unit is switched off. milling. 2. and adapter are installed. Check the safety measures if you work with toxic samples.6 Switching the unit off To switch off the unit. If necessary. 5.04.2012 — 17 .  The measurement is now prepared. Unplug the mains power plug. Ensure that the correct sample probe. 3. 3. prepare the sample surface by grinding.  The computer is turned off. 4. proceed as follows: 1. etc. proceed as follows: 1. Check the adapter and the sample for moisture. Check if the adapter is clean.  It is important that no moisture is visible on the outside.  The program is terminated. 5. Select the dialog item "Shut down" and confirm the dialog box.  Change the sample probe.  The unit is now switched off. dry the sample.  If necessary.

7. Start a sorting program via "Application profiles" or via the corresponding function key and follow the software instructions. Low currents and voltages below the threshold values specified in EN61010 are involved here. Hold the sample probe (adapter) on the sample.  Hold the sample probe (adapter) on the sample. the unit will ask you to perform an ICAL standardization.  The sample probe status display flashes red during the measurement. proceed as follows: 1. First. there is a risk of electric shock on the electrode or on the sample. Measurement example: analysis To perform a measurement.  If necessary.  Follow the instructions displayed by the software. If you use an application profile for a spark method.  The measurement is carried out automatically.  The measurement is terminated automatically. — 18 SPECTROTEST — 04. ensure that the sample never loses contact with the sample probe adapter during an analysis. ensure that the sample covers the opening of the adapter completely. consequential accidents may occur.  The sample probe status display lights up green when the measurement is complete.Operation 5. For this reason. Such an electric shock is not dangerous to a healthy person. The progress is displayed in the measurement window. e. Start an analysis program via "Application profiles" or via the corresponding function key.04. see page 19. Press the "Start measurement" button during the entire duration of the measurement. This may happen if during a measurement the contact to the sample probe adapter is interrupted. 3.2 Measuring Warning! Risk of injury! When the unit is switched on. Measurement example: identity check To perform a measurement. However.  The results are displayed on the screen. proceed as follows: 1. falling down from a ladder. 2. 2.  The measurement is now complete.2012 .g. measure the reference sample.

the counter on the screen for bad samples will be incremented by one point.  The measurement is terminated automatically.  If the result is good. Please repeat these measurements.  The unit is now standardized.  The sample probe status display flashes red during the measurement.  When a minimum number of good measurements is reached.  If the result is bad. 2.  In the case of a bad result. two repeated measurements must be performed. Now measure the actual sample. the counter on the screen for good samples is incremented by one point (depending on the program settings). Follow the instructions on the screen and perform five measurements with the reference sample. 3. Operation  Press the "Start measurement" button during the entire duration of the measurement.  The next sample can be measured. SPECTROTEST — 04. Standardization of the unit (ICALization) For the standardization. the ICAL sample must be measured five times.  Depending on the program settings. The average values of these measurement results are calculated and stored in the unit. the counter on the screen for bad samples is incremented by one point. 3. Bad measurements are highlighted in color in the ICAL measurement window and can be deleted. Proceed as follows to standardize the unit: 1. Install a clean rod electrode into the sample probe.  The sample probe status display lights up green when the first measurement is complete. 4.2012 — 19 .  The measurement is now complete. Call up the ICAL function with the "ICAL" button or with the corresponding function key. see page 22 (in arc mode: silver electrode). the sample probe status display lights up red and the measurement must be repeated. If these repeated measurements fail as well. the counter on the screen for good samples is incremented by one point.  The measurement is carried out automatically.04. The next sample can be measured. The progress is displayed in the measurement window.

Display 1 Adapter  The arc discharge adapter is shown on the left  The spark discharge adapter is shown on the right 2 Knurled screw for the adapter 3 Sample probe  The standard sample probe for arc/spark discharge is shown on the left  The sample probe for arc/spark discharge including UV optics is shown on the right 4 Electrode 5 Air optics light inlet window holder 6 Electrode locking wheel 7 Air filter — 20 SPECTROTEST — 04.8.2012 .04.1 Sample probe parts overview No.8 Replacing parts of sample probe 5.Operation 5.

This also requires changing the electrode. To switch on the plasma generator. press the switch:  The adapter has now been changed. 3. see page 16. Disconnect the connector from the sample probe. 5. 4. Plug in the new adapter. To switch on the plasma generator.8.  On the arc discharge adapter.  The sample probe has been changed and the unit has been set to the new conditions. SPECTROTEST — 04.  Press the adapter beyond the resistance.  The spark discharge adapter is sealed with an O-ring. Standardize the unit. see page 19. 5.  When plugging in the new sample probe. To switch off the plasma generator. press the switch: 6. 6. proceed as follows: 1.04.2012 — 21 . ensure that the brass plugs for the fiber-optics and the argon supply are located on the right-hand side. Loosen the knurled screw of the adapter. proceed as follows: 1. the opening must point towards the fiber- optics. Fix the adapter in place using the knurled screw.2 Changing the sample probe To change the sample probe. 5. press the switch: 2. To switch off the plasma generator.  The adapter must make contact over its entire surface.8. Change the electrode. 3. Open the sample probe connector clamp. 7. 4.3 Changing the adapter Changing the adapter is necessary when another type of discharge (arc or spark) is required. To change the adapter. Pull out the adapter. Plug in the new sample probe and close the clamp again. press the switch: 2. Operation 5.

proceed as follows: 1.8. press the switch: 2. Adjust the electrode gap using the spacer. 7. 4. 6. To replace the electrode. Pull out the electrode. Loosen the electrode at the locking wheel.04. only tungsten electrodes are used. whereas in the case of spark discharge. Fix the electrode in place using the locking wheel. — 22 SPECTROTEST — 04.  Caution! A spring is located beneath the electrode. 5. 9. the electrode my be pushed out. 10. To switch on the plasma generator.Operation 5. To switch off the plasma generator. The electrode is pushed to its correct position. When the locking wheel is loosened.4 Changing the electrode In the case of arc discharge. press the switch:  The electrode has been replaced.  Press the spacer (1) on the adapter (2). 8. Fix the adapter in place using the knurled screw. Install the adapter. silver or copper electrodes are used. Pull out the adapter.2012 . Hold the electrode with some pliers until you have removed it. 3. Loosen the adapter using the knurled screw. Insert the new electrode.

pressure in bottle: 10 bar. CO2 filter unit Replace every six months or more frequently if necessary (the system will display a message) See page 28 Further maintenance tasks Replacing the ICALization sample Checking the wheels and brakes of the transport carriage SPECTROTEST — 04. The maintenance intervals may vary. Cleaning the adapter See page 24. Checking the focal spot Visual inspection ICALization See page 19. Maintenance 6 Maintenance 6.1 Maintenance schedule The maintenance intervals specified in the following table are guidelines which should be observed as a minimum requirement. Fine dust filter unit Replace every six months or more frequently if necessary (the system will display a message) See page 28.2012 — 23 . carry out the following maintenance work: After every measurement Necessary tasks Cleaning the electrode Clean the electrode with a small wire brush. To ensure flawless unit function. Start of work Necessary tasks Checking the argon supply Min. depending on the use of the unit.04. As required Cleaning the windows of the sample probe See page 24. Replacing the air filter (sample probe) Every month or more often if necessary See page 27. and of the adapter Cleaning the air filter (housing) Every month or more often if necessary See page 25.

2012 . — 24 SPECTROTEST — 04. press the switch: 2.  Clean the light inlet window of the sample probe (3) with a cotton swab. Remove the light inlet window (1) and the exposed O-ring. using a cloth free of lint. 3.04. the adapter gets soiled. proceed as follows: 1.Maintenance 6. 6. oil and grease. Loosen the adapter (1) using the knurled screw (2) and pull it off.2 Cleaning the adapter During the measurements.  Absolutely avoid directly touching the optical surfaces. 5. To switch off the plasma generator. Commercially available cotton swabs are also useful for cleaning. clean the adapter on the inside and outside. Take the adapter and push the window holder (1) carefully out of the guide. Clean the light inlet window using optical paper or a lint-free soft cloth.  The UV sample probe (on the right) has two light inlet windows that need to be cleaned. 4. After completing work.3 Cleaning the light inlet windows of the sample probe and of the adapter To clean the light inlet windows.

Release the "unit/transport carriage" locking mechanism and take the unit off the transport carriage. Loosen the knurled screws. Re-install the light inlet window (two light inlet windows on the UV sample probe). Re-attach the adapter to the sample probe. 2. To switch on the plasma generator. Switch the unit off (see page 17). To replace the air filter. 8. proceed as follows: 1. press the switch:  The cleaning of the light inlet windows of the sample probe and of the adapter is now completed. Maintenance 6.2012 — 25 . SPECTROTEST — 04. 3.04. 7. 6.  Ensure that the O-ring fits in properly under the light inlet window.4 Replacing the air filter Change the air filter every month (or more often if necessary).

— 26 SPECTROTEST — 04. 8. Remove the clogged filter (1). 5. The recess in the filter mat must be above the connector in the base plate. 6.2012 .Maintenance 4. Raise the base plate and secure it by way of the knurled screws.04.  The air filter has now been replaced.  Ensure that the filter is aligned correctly and that it is properly seated. 7. Install the new filter. Lower the base plate (2). Place the unit back on the transport carriage and secure it with the aid of the locking mechanism.

2012 — 27 . Install the cover (2). Tighten the screws. 4. 7. 6. To switch off the plasma generator. proceed as follows: 1.04.  Open the sample probe connector clamp. Maintenance 6.  The air filter has now been replaced. Remove the cover (2). Separate the sample probe from the unit. 3.  Disconnect the connector from the sample probe. SPECTROTEST — 04. Replace the filter. 5. Loosen the screws (1).5 Replacing the sample probe air filter To change the filter. press the switch: 2.

Unscrew and remove the CO2 filter unit (1) and the fine dust filter unit (2) and replace them. Release the "unit/transport carriage" locking mechanism and take the unit off the transport carriage. 2. Switch the unit off (see page 17).6 Replacing the CO2 and fine dust filter unit To replace the filters. Loosen the knurled screws. 3. Lower the base plate (1).Maintenance 6. 5. — 28 SPECTROTEST — 04.2012 . 4.04. proceed as follows: 1.

Place the unit back on the transport carriage and secure it with the aid of the locking mechanism.7 Cleaning/sharpening the electrodes 1. 6. Maintenance 6. To switch off the plasma generator. SPECTROTEST — 04. 7. Raise the base plate and secure it by way of the knurled screws. press the switch: Clean the electrodes after the completion of the tasks.  The CO2 filter unit and the fine dust filter unit have now been replaced.2012 — 29 . The "soft" rod electrodes (silver and copper) must be resharpened when their tips are worn.04.

Always inform your supervisor. seated.exe" to the exceptions that should not be scanned. move freely and/or it soiled. Fault Possible cause Remedy The unit cannot be The mains power supply Check if the mains power supply switched on plug is not properly plug was properly plugged in. The trackball does not The trackball surface is Clean the trackball surface. (The computer does not plugged in. Please contact your service on. trackball.04. center. center.g. connected with it is defective. boot) The battery does not have Check whether the drawer with proper contact with the the storage battery is properly contact plate of the unit. — 30 SPECTROTEST — 04.Troubleshooting 7 Troubleshooting Caution! Damage to unit! The unit may be damaged if repairs are not carried out properly. The battery is not charged. Smart Studio\Spark Analyzer Pro measuring times) Mobile" or the processes "TXC03MeasurementGUI. shown on the display. The unit can be switched Defective cable or display. The keyboard does not Defective cable or Please contact your service react. does not trigger any movements on the Defective cable or Please contact your service screen. A computer component or Please contact your service another subassembly center. The software reacts A virus scanner has been Add the directory "C:\Spectro slowly (e. Do not attempt to repair the unit yourself.exe" and "TXC03MethDevGUI. keyboard. Charge the battery as described in the separate instruction manual. but no data are center.2012 . long installed.

(cleaning) of the adapter. open wide enough. SPECTROTEST — 04. has caused clogging of the flushing bores. abrasive paper (disk sander or hand sander). The adapter is not locked Check whether the adapter is in properly up to the stop. properly seated and correct it if necessary. hand sander). especially of the Teflon insert. The sample surface is not Prepare the surface to be tested flat enough or it has air in a suitable way with the aid of inclusions. The argon supply line Let the quick-release coupling quick-release coupling is lock properly. The electrode gap is not Adjust the electrode gap using correct. The pressure monitor and Please contact your service the flow controller inside center. the unit are not properly adjusted any more. the gas cylinder is not software status line. then open it. The sample surface has Prepare the surface to be tested not been properly in a suitable way with the aid of prepared (not polished. not properly locked on the unit. The argon outlet (exhaust) Flush it with the aid of the "Flush" of the sample probe is function. abrasive paper (disk sander or observe roughness). Insufficient maintenance Clean the adapter thoroughly. 1 second. the spacer. plugged with condensate. Troubleshooting Fault Possible cause Remedy No correct focal spot in The pressure controller on See the error message in the the spark mode.2012 — 31 . Adjust the required pressure. close the sample opening of the adapter and close the exhaust for approx.04. While flushing.

“No correct focal spot in the spark mode”. The samples have not See the information given under been properly prepared. The material was not Go to the suitable global program measured with a program if available (e. The sample probe start Please contact your service button is defective.com. active" status in Windows. necessary. center. The electrode gap is not Adjust the electrode gap using correct. 8 Spare parts and consumables You can find the spare parts and consumables for this unit under "Support .g. The plasma generator  Have the former settings parameters of the program restored by qualified that is used were modified personnel. the gap using the spacer. the spacer. The plasma generator is Please contact your service defective.Parts Catalog" on our website at www. "mouse button" of the trackball.2012 . or deleted. to Co-01) associated with the base (e. center.  Please contact your service center.Spare parts and consumables Fault Possible cause Remedy The unit does not The measuring window of Press "Esc" or click the generate sparks in the the software has a "not measuring window with the left arc or spark mode. The actual values are The adapter is reversed in Turn the adapter so that one below the stored limit the arc mode.spectro. The electrode gap is too Clean the electrode and re-adjust small.g. The spark (arc) adapter is Check whether the adapter is not locked in properly up properly seated and correct it if to the stop. opening faces the fiber-optics values for the reference window. elements (error message). — 32 SPECTROTEST — 04.04. Co sample with a Fe base program).