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Zeltex, Inc.®, 2003
130 Western Maryland Parkway
Hagerstown, MD 21740
Table of Contents
Zeltex Calibration Software 1
for Windows™ 3.1 and up 1
Section 1: General Information 3
System Requirements 3
Installing the Program 3
Running the Program 3
Menu Layout 5
A Note for Users of Zeltex’s DOS-based Software 5
Section 2: Calibrating a Zeltex Instrument 7
Before Beginning 8
Directions for Setting Optical Powers 8
Step 1: Create an Optical Data File and Collect Data from the Analyzer 10
Step 2: Plot Curves 12
Step 3: Obtain Lab Analysis for all Calibration Samples 13
Step 4: Create or Edit a Constituent Data File 13
Step 5: Merge Constituent Data File to Optical Data File 13
Step 6: Zeltex Regression Analysis 14
Steps 6a-c: Take Five Calibration 15
Step 7: Enter Final K’s 17
Select Save As, Enter file name. It will be stored with a .Z8B extension. 19
Step 8: Check Accuracy 20
NOTE: This manual covers the ZX800, ZX880, ZX101C, and ZX50 Windows™ software. References to specific model numbers are made for ease of reading the manual.
Please read this entire manual before beginning a calibration.
Examples are given in this manual for some of Zeltex analyzers’ most common applications. If you have questions about the recommended settings for a product that is not mentioned, contact the Zeltex Application Department.
Phone: 1-800-732-1950 or 1-301-791-7080
A note on the text: Throughout this manual, the Enter/Return key on the computer keyboard is referred to as Return to distinguish it from the Enter button on the Zeltex analyzer’s keypad.
Before installing the program, make sure you have closed all open Windows™ applications. From the Start menu, select Run (for Windows™ 3.1 and 3.11 users, from the File menu of the Program Manager, select Run). Insert Disk 1 of the Zeltex Calibration Software Program into your 3-1/2 inch disk drive. On the Command Line, type a: or b: (as appropriate) setup.exe. Press Return or select OK. The computer will walk you through the setup process, which requires little more than waiting patiently to insert Disk 2.
After installing the program, store the disks in a safe place in case of hard-drive failure or accidental erasure.
Double-click on the ZELTEX icon in the Program Manager. The following screen will appear:
As with other Windows™ applications, you can access the menu bar with the mouse or by pressing Alt and the underlined letter simultaneously. Shortcut keystrokes for some of the options in each menu are listed to the right of the command when the menu appears. The toolbar of shortcut buttons directly below the menu bar provides quick access to some of the most commonly used commands. The right mouse button accesses the Data menu when an optical data file is open.
File names should be no more than 8 characters long and consist only of letters and numbers. The computer automatically assigns the following extensions to the files and stores them in the DATA directory:
Any optical data file can be viewed in two ways: Plot View or Grid View. The grid view option is designed mainly for use by Zeltex researchers. The plot view is the most useful as it shows the curves of the sample readings. Whenever multiple samples are graphed in plot view, you can click on any curve or point on the graph to determine the sample’s ID number.
In addition to these menus, the following can be accessed . . .
The new Zeltex Calibration Software for Windows™ functions much like the DOS-based version, but many of the titles for various programs have changed. The following “translations” should help you acclimate to this new software.