changes and new features of LabVision 2.10
- LabVision 2.10 is compatible with Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7
in 32-bit model implementation.
- Using a 64-bit operation system allows to use all components except
of the RI-Editor. The RI-Editor uses a 16-bit programming model and
can therefore not be used directly from LabVision Designer. But
notice, that worksheets that are equipped with embedded RI-Editor
paintings could started in LabVision without any problems.
New features of LabVision 2.10
- Table based recipe control with EasyBatch™ and ActionTracker™
Reproducibility and clear
documentation of a test procedure are the requirements to assure
quality and to reduce development times. This can only be
reached in the scope of reasonable expenditure through automation of the
procedure already in the research laboratory. Up to now, only the
text-based language HiText™ or the graphical sequential function
chart HiBatch™ were available for programming. As a new option of
unmatched simplicity, EasyBatch™ is now available. EasyBatch™
enables uncomplicated table-based and and self-documenting programming.
The operation can be conducted on an intuitive basis. EasyBatch™
can also be used in combination with the manual operation mode and
ensures reproducibility in an easy manner. EasyBatch™ is even
simpler to handle as HiText™ and HiBatch™ and is in
particular suited for the programming of processes of simple to medium
complexity. EasyBatch™ is also ideally suited for the control of
fermenters, micro reaction technology plants, and robots. An own table
column is provided for all parameters and values, such as times and
amounts, intended for regulation. The first column contains the order to
be performed. In the simplest case, a program only consists of set and
wait orders. Full flexibility is reached through further commands such
as „Wait until“, „Ramp“, If <Condition>, The table listed
below, depicts the commands in detail. As a special solution, HiText™
programs can be integrated into the procedure, which are controlled by
the Start/Stop/Pause buttons. The command parameters, such as time
intervals, conditions, e.g. "pH > 6,5" or a HiText™
program name are entered into the parameter column. The last column, if
necessary, serves for the entry of comments by the operator for
relevant information which can not be automatically captured.
The user can control
the plant manually with the help of the operating screen. All set
point value modifications are automatically recorded in the table.
All value modifications are added as a line of the table by the
Action Recorder. Consequently, there is a clear and reproducible
description of the actual procedure in table form available at the
end of each process. In other words: A workable program is
automatically established by the operating activities of the
operator without the necessity of any further action. The chain of
activities recorded in table form can now be automatically repeated
without any further effort. It is possible, during the run time or
before the repeated start of the table, to enter intervals, set
points, comments, conditions etc. Usually, before repeated
execution, the table is edited to consolidate the same. Set points
which were modified shortly after another can be summarized in one
line and certain operator-supported tasks such as the reaching of a
certain value (in this case: Wait pH > 7) can be integrated into
the program. If values are modified by the operator during realization,
the table is automatically accordingly adjusted. This ensures that
the procedure is documented and reproducible 100% at any given time.
The LabVision® Project Modules represent the ideal basis for
EasyBatch™. The deployed modules automatically allocate the
EasyBatch™ programs table so that the laboratory work can be
immediately commenced after a project has been established. The
EasyBatch™ Module is therefore the ideal tool to automate
frequently changing applications with minimum expenditure.
- Recipe creation without programming knowledge in minimum of time
- Combination of manual and automatic Mode of Operation
- More time for Core Tasks due to a more efficient Mode of
- Automatic Test Control , also during the Night and Weekends
- Modification of the parameters and procedure also during run
- Ideal documentation due to a consistent and complete recording
of measurement values, sequences, events and manual
- Simplified and safe transfer of the EMSR-Know-How from the lab
to pilot plant and the production stage
- Supports the GLP and GMP suited methods
- Application oriented data point definition via simple
an addition to the normal proven definition masks for creating devices
and data points LabVision now offers a new and very easy to use
"Quick Definition Screen" for commonly used sensors, actuators
and laboratory equipment.
By a simple mouse click to the displayed panel of a LabManager/LabBox,
the user ca select from a predefined list of fully parameterized
devices and sensors, that can be used at the available channels. After
another click LabVision will create a new data point, that is properly
equipped and automatically assigned to the selected hardware channel.
point cloning tool for multi-reactor plants
data point cloner from LabVision version 2.8 was completely been
re-designed. It allows to multiply data points, devices and
relevant project objects like worksheets or HiText programs while
the project application is running. Therefore it possible to develop a
multi-reactor client from a single plant in rapid time. Already cloned
projects can be un-cloned or expanded with more clone layers. The HiText
SL-Multibatch module for parallel syntheses was completely implemented.
for all types of data point
All types of data points (numerical, text and device components) can now
be declared as field. The field index of a single data point is automatically
retained in square brackets. Each single data point of a field
can separately be scaled and parameterized. Thus
a maximum of flexibility is ensured in the project development.
- Expanded and improved libraries
new backup / restore tool allows to backup a complete LabVision installation in a single
file. This image backup can be restored to this or any other
computer. A previous installation of LabVision software is not necessary
when restoring an image backup. TotalBack up can also be used with older
software versions of LabVision (down to 2.5.1.x).
An image file contains the complete LabVision program environment, as
well as all user created projects including their data
Multi-PNK driver for the direct
NAMUR or MODBUS devices with the
Ethernet ports are supported (via TCP / IP)..
OPCPNK driver with field data point support
worksheet designer has many new enhancements. Thus, all used
designer elements can be listed in the object tree according to
their data point assignment. Grouped elements can temporarily be
opened for editing (changing size, moving, property changes). Device
component panels can now show their device icon, which can
also be used as minimizing switch. New Project modules can directly
be loaded from the Designer.
- Multiplotter/Online Chart are now creating user comments with the
name of the creating module. This name can be used to filter in process report. Every plotter/chart instance can set a
filter to show only the comments of its own chart.
handling to set analysis- und delta-t cursor was simplified.
process report has new search and filter functions.
changes and new features of LabVision
see this document