Monday, 28 October 2013

Adding a New Formula on ColorPoint Console


This procedure only applies if you don’t have a management PC. To add new formulas on systems with ColorPoint Manager see Create a new Formula on ColorPoint Manager

Go to the formulas page.

Press the Add button (with a + icon)


Choose a colour from the selection. Give the formula a unique code and a descriptive name.


Use the arrow keys to select a material and press the add button to add it to the formula.


Then enter the parts per 100 for this material, followed by the ‘Next’ button.


Repeat his for each material until the formulation is complete. If a mistake is made, the ‘Edit’ and ‘Del’ buttons can be used to change or remove materials. The arrow buttons on the lower edge of the screen can be used to navigate the list of materials already added to the formula.

When you are finished creating the formula press the ‘Save’ button.


Wednesday, 28 August 2013

Replacing the material on a dispense valve on CPC


If a material is retired and replaced with another material, it will be necessary to remove the original material from the dispense valve and assign a new material.

This guide assumes that the new material has been created on either CPM or CPC and has a code of NewMaterial. The material to be replaced has a code of OldMaterial.

Insert a Master Key (Level 3)

From the Main Menu press the Configuration button.


On the configuration page press the Operations button.


On the operations page use the arrows to scroll to the valve the old material is assigned to.


Press the de-assign valve button. You will prompted with a warning. Press yes. The assign material button will now appear. Press it to choose a new material.


When presented with the list of available manual materials, use the arrows to select the new material, the press the select button.


Your new material is now assigned to the valve.


Check your pressure and tolerance settings if the properties of the new material differ from the old material.

You may need to perform a material replacement in your formulas if the new material is to replace all uses of the old material. For instructions see this article.