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Data Handling for Sherwood Scientific Products


Many Sherwood Scientific products have RS232 outputs, which allow data to be captured by serial printer, P.C. or Laptop.

The baud rates for those products are shown.

Serial Printer

Sherwood supplies a conveniently small serial printer; rechargeable-battery powered which will work with all products with an RS232 output.

Serial Printer

Computer Operation


Where a printer option is shown in the table it is also possible for the data to be transferred to a computer with a serial input and with the HyperTerminal mode active (Available in Windows XP/accessories/communications/HyperTerminal). This will show on the computer exactly what would be printed on the serial printer. It is possible to manipulate the data manually by copy and pasting it into e.g. Excel. HyperTerminal is not available as a standard accessory in Windows operating systems released after the XP version.

For a PC with only USB inputs it is possible to use an RS232/USB adapter cable.

For the Programmable FBD and Auto MSB we have software, which can enable computer-guided control and post run data manipulation.

For the MK1 MSB we have a calculation program to convert data into mass susceptibility and we can supply an A/D converter to allow calculation of volume and mass susceptibility.

Other Software Packages:

BlueNotes

For the Model 410 Flame Photometer we have two levels of Data handling: RS232 output from a M410 Flame Photometer Digital Interface can be connected to the Serial printer or to a PC hosting the M410 Flame Photometer BlueNotessoftware package which can be purchased as an option. The M410 Flame Photometer Digital Interface is supplied fitted as standard when a M410 Industrial Flame Photometer or M410 Clinical Flame Photometer is purchased. The M410 Classic Flame Photometer does not come with the Digital Interface but the Interface can be purchased as an option and is easily fitted by the customer.

Both the Model 420 and Model 425 Flame Photometers are supplied with a copy of our M420 BlueNotessoftware package as standard. Both models can also be connected directly to the serial printer. There is also an Excel Macro, which can accept the raw data from these instruments and array this directly into an Excel spread sheet.

Active Salt: This software application can collect data from our Model 926 Chloride Analysers (and some weighing balances with RS232 output) to simplify the calculation of salt content of processed food products and ingredients. Active Salt is not designed for use with the Model 926S Chloride Analyser.

Product
Printer capable
Baud Computer Operation Possible
Colorimeter Model 252
No
   
Colorimeter Model 254
No
   
Colorimeter Model 257
Yes
300  
Colorimeter Model 260
Yes
9600  
Colorimeter Model 260UV
Yes
9600  
Model 360 Flame Photometer All models
No
   
Model 410 Flame Photometer Classic
No - but Yes if digital interface added
(9600) Yes, if Digital Interface fitted and BlueNotes software purchased
Model 410 Flame Photometer Industrial
Yes
9600 Yes, if M410 BlueNotes software purchased
Model 410 Flame Photometer Clinical
Yes
9600 Yes, if M410 BlueNotes software purchased
Model 420 Flame Photometer
Yes
9600 Yes, M420 BlueNotes supplied
Model 425 Flame Photometer
Yes
9600 Yes, M420 BlueNotes supplied
Model 926 Chloride MkII
Yes
9600 Yes, Active Salt if purchased
Model 926S Chloride MkII
Yes
9600  
Model 926 Chloride MkIII*
Yes
9600 Yes, Active Salt if purchased
Model 926S Chloride MkIII*
Yes
9600  
Analogue or Digital Fluid Bed Dryer
No
   
Programmable FBD Model 501
Yes
9600 Yes if purchased
Mark 1 MSB
No
  Option
Auto MSB
Yes
9600 Yes

*Model 926 MkIII and Model 926S MkIII have both RS232 and USB B outputs

None of the above software or instruments work with MAC systems