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DISPLAY : Active-matrix TFT color LCD screen for display of all signals, alarms, inputs and errors.

DATA INPUT : All parameters can be edited through the built-in keyboard. Simple pop-up menus provide an interactive GUI for intuitive system operation.

DATA COMMUNICATION : The Flawmark-EC can communicate with an external computer via RS-232C serial link. The external computer can act as the master, in which case it would control all operations, or the computer can log data sent by Flawmark-EC for statistical or process control purposes.

DATA REPORTING AND LOGGING : Test parameters, batch results and signal can be printed out on the dot-matrix printer. The results can also be logged to the local hard disk drive or sent to another computer in real time. The test signal itself can also be logged to disk. The printer also doubles on a strip-chart recorder, saving substantial run-time costs. Print header format is user programmable.

DATA SECURITY : An elaborate three-level password protected access system effectively eliminates unauthorized access. A keylock is also available as additional protection.

DATA INTEGRITY : The system maintains a real time clock. It indelibly time-stamps all signals logged to disk. This log can be sent to customers alongwith the tubes. Playing it back shows the exact time at which the signal was recorded and the parameters at which the tubes were tested. This adds customer confidence in the product.

DATA INTERFACES : The analog test signal is available for connecting an oscilloscope and/or an analog strip chart recorder. Opto-isolated digital IO provides reliable interface with control elements for complete automation.

ONLINE HELP : An exhaustive help engine is built-in in the system, which offers three levels of help. A prompt line is ever present at the bottom of the LCD screen giving brief clues to the user. A context-sensitive hypertext help is always available at the press of F1 Key. Further, the entire manual can be accessed online, even while testing tubes automatically. The manual, too is in hypertext. The help database can be searched on keywords for quick and easy access of required topics.

AUTOMATIC SET UP : The major test parameters can be set automatically by Flawmark-EC. One just has to pass the standard defect once, and the system is all set. This is exceedingly useful in online testing, where you can hardly make too many standard defects in a tube.

VISUAL SETTINGS : The phase and Gain of differential channel can be set visually. Just `show' the system where the signal is required to be.

SMART CROPPING : Is a unique feature of Flawmark-EC. In tube mills, the flying saw cuts tubes at constant length. If a tube has a defect at one end, the entire cut length has to be rejected. Smart cropping reduces such wastage to a minimum. Depending on where defects occur, the system can send a signal to the flying saw to initiate a cut even before the set length is measured. The software keeps track of defective portions and minimizes wastage.

FEEDBACK FOR PROCESS CONTROL : Flawmark-EC sends information on serial link about the noise level in a section of the tube. A process control computer can utilize this information to set, for example, welding parameters to improve quality of tubes and effectively reduce wastage.

WATCHDOG DIAGNOSTICS : The system executes a self-check at power-up. It keeps track of settings and will report any faults. A watchdog timer makes sure the system does not latch up due to powerline spikes that escape through the tough line conditioning provided on the system.

TOTAL RECALL : Each set of test parameters is saved to disk. The last complete set of parameters is automatically loaded at power-up. Any other set can be loaded at will.

AUTOMATIC TRACKING FILTER : In mills where tube speed fluctuate, filters need to be changed to maintain the amplitude and phase of test signals. This has to be done manually in conventional eddy current systems. Flawmark-EC takes over the complete responsibility, tracks the mill speed and adjusts filters automatically.

BUILT-IN ABSOLUTE CHANNEL : For detecting open welds, special circuitry and software is built-in. Signals from this channel are represented by a 20-
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DISPLAY : Active-matrix TFT color LCD screen for display of all signals, alarms, inputs and errors.

DATA INPUT : All parameters can be edited through the built-in keyboard. Simple pop-up menus provide an interactive GUI for intuitive system operation.

DATA COMMUNICATION : The Flawmark-EC can communicate with an external computer via RS-232C serial link.

DATA REPORTING AND LOGGING : Test parameters, batch results and signal can be printed out on the dot-matrix printer. The results can also be logged to the local hard disk drive or sent to another computer in real time. The test signal itself can also be logged to disk. The printer also doubles on a strip-chart recorder, saving substantial run-time costs.

DATA SECURITY : An elaborate three-level password protected access system effectively eliminates unauthorized access. A keylock is also available as additional protection.

DATA INTEGRITY : The system maintains a real time clock. It indelibly time-stamps all signals logged to disk. This log can be sent to customers alongwith the tubes. Playing it back shows the exact time at which the signal was recorded and the parameters at which the tubes were tested. This adds customer confidence in the product.

DATA INTERFACES : Opto-isolated digital IO provides reliable interface with control elements for complete automation.

ONLINE HELP :Context-sensitive hypertext help is always available at the press of F1 Key. The entire manual can be accessed online. The manual, too is in hypertext.

AUTOMATIC SET UP : The major test parameters can be set automatically by Flawmark-EC. One just has to pass the standard defect once, and the system is all set. This is exceedingly useful in online testing, where you can hardly make too many standard defects in a tube.
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