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Monitoring Software

by Stephan Sinn / August 24, 2015 10:34 AM PDT

Dear All,

I do have a problem. I am working in spectroscopic laboratory at the university. My current project is accompanied by long term measurements at different temperatures. The temperature control unit is controlled by a separate software than the spectrometer unit. The softwares and thus the instruments do not communicate with each other!! However, I wrote 2 scripts. The first one controls the spectrometer and adjusts the angles of the polarizers inside the instrument. The other script controls the temperature. Now, a certain measurement has to be done with a subsequent change in the temperature and the measurement has to be repeated and the temperature kept constant during each measurement. I arranged everything with delay times in each script (one script "waits" for the other). Ok, so far so good. Now I would like to observe if everything goes well, when the scripts are running overnight in order to check, if at a certain time the temperature is correct and the measurement is running properly. Furthermore, an information about the lamp power would be helpful, too. Thus I search for a software that can do the following stuff: reading values from different fields on the screen at a certain time, afterwards transferring that data into a readable database for instance directly as an ASCII file with columns for each monitored field. Ok I hope I described my problem appropriately and you can help me.

Thanks,
Stephan

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This looks like a job for ... AUTOIT ...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 26, 2015 10:35 AM PDT
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Trying AUTO-IT
by Stephan Sinn / August 27, 2015 12:45 AM PDT

Hello R. Proffitt,

thanks for the hint, after I tried LabView and contacted the company for the connection files we came also to the clue that the best way will be AutoIT, so I am already trying to write a script on that. I will let you know how/if it worked out properly.
Sorry, I forgot to put the OS, it's Win7 (I guess 64bit, but it's not that important for AutoIT...I guess)

Ciao,
Stephan

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