Tech Tip – Product Menu
The AGT400 Product Menu is the most advanced, user friendly product menu in use. As most of our customers know, we’ve set the industry standard for Product Menu usefulness and functionality. While many of you are very aware of this feature, and currently use it, we would like to offer a few pointers and suggestions so that all of our customers may get the most out of it.
First, a reminder on how easy and user-friendly our Product Menu is to use. The operator simply clicks the Product Menu button on the main screen, and then selects the product from your customized menu. That’s it. It really is that easy!
Now, let’s touch base on a few other things, such as how to set up a new product and how to use the AutoComp feature.
Setting up a new product is extremely easy. Simply cut a 6″ square sample of the material you will be measuring, then take several micrometer readings at various points on the sample to get a good average thickness. Turn the MODE key to PROGRAM, and after completing the ISOcheck™ to ensure your gauge is reading correctly, place the sample on your sample holder. Click the Add Product button in the Product Menu, enter the name of the material to be measured, and then click Yes to confirm. Your new product will now appear in the Product Menu list. Select your new product, and then open up the shutter. To adjust your new product’s offset, you will be adjusting either the Gain or the Zero (located on the right of the Product Menu).
Use the Gain slider to correct measuring errors due to variations in the chemistry of different metals or alloys. In other words, if you wish to measure copper, brass, titanium, stainless, etc., you will use the Gain slider to make the adjustment.
Use the Zero slider to correct measuring errors due to different coating types. For example, galvanized, painted, electrogalv, etc. – anything that is coated.
The AutoComp button is used for a spot calibration or as an automated method of adding new products to the Product Menu. Once you press this button, the process begins and instructions for this procedure will appear in the dialog box. Simply put, the AutoComp feature will set up an ‘AutoComp’ product, and adjust the Gain or Zero until the desired thickness is reached. Then all you have to do is rename your product, and you’re finished.
Upgrades of Obsolete Gauges
As you may have seen in recent issues of the Gauging Times, we now have the ability to upgrade the following brands of gauges: Gamma (GR100, GR200 and GR2000), Weston 5310, Loral (3500 and 350), Radiometre RM206, and DMC (410, 420 and 450). The number of requests we’ve had for quotes has been outstanding, and we want to take this opportunity to thank everyone. If you are ready to consider an upgrade for your obsolete thickness gauge, give us a call or fill out a Request For Quote at www.AdvGauging.com.
If you have an old obsolete piece of equipment and are having trouble getting parts or service, please give us a call and we’ll do our best to help you out!
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