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Operating manual MELA net Box For networking of MELAG autoclaves Dear doctor, Thank you for

Operating manual

MELAnet Box

For networking of MELAG autoclaves

manual MELA net Box For networking of MELAG autoclaves Dear doctor, Thank you for the trust

Dear doctor,

Thank you for the trust in our products expressed in the purchase of this device. In our over 55 year history, we at MELAG, a medium-sized family concern have specialized in the production of sterilizers for practical use. During this time, we have succeeded in becoming a leading manufacturer of sterilizers. More than 400, 000 MELAG devices bear witness world wide to the high quality of our sterilizers made exclusively in Germany. Please read these operating instructions before commissioning the MELAnet Box. The instructions include important information. MELAG management and employees

before commissioning the MELA net Box. The instructions include important information. MELAG management and employees
Safety Instructions When operating the MELA net Box, please observe the following safety instructions as

Safety InstructionsWhen operating the MELA net Box, please observe the following safety instructions as well as

When operating the MELAnet Box, please observe the following safety instructions as well as those contained in subsequent chapters.

Do not open the housing of the MELAnet Box. Incorrect opening and repair can compromise electrical safety and pose a danger to the user.

Attach only those devices to the MELAnet Box designed for operation with the MELAnet Box.

Operate the MELAnet Box only with the plug in power supply included in the scope of delivery.

Liquids may not be permitted to reach the interior of the MELAnet Box. This could result in electrical shocks or short circuiting.

Do not place the MELAnet Box directly on the autoclave. The autoclave will become hot upon operation. Non-observance could result in restricted function and damage to the MELAnet Box.

About this manual

Symbol

Meaning

Explanation

Observe without Draws your attention to situation the non-observance of which can result in damage

Observe without

Draws your attention to situation the non-observance of which can result in damage to the MELAnet Box.

fail

Important Draws your attention to important information.

Important

Draws your attention to important information.

information

Example

Meaning

Explanation

IP address

Glossary entry

Words or phrases marked with an arrow are explained in the glossary. The glossary is listed alphabetically. It can be found at the end of this manual.

Protocol file

Menu text

Words or phrases appearing on the web browser window of the MELAnet Box website are marked as menu text.

Log output

Software citation

Words or phrases appearing on the display of the autoclave are marked as software citations.

Chapter 6 – Logging

Cross reference

Reference to another text section within this manual.

Figure 1/(5)

Cross reference

Reference to a detail in a figure – in the example, to part no. 5 in figure 1.

CONTENTS MELAnet Box

CONTENTS MELA net Box

CONTENTS

Chapter 1 – Performance Specification

4

Proper Use

4

User Benefits

4

You can connect the following MELAG autoclaves to the MELAnet Box

4

Chapter 2 – device description

5

Scope of delivery

5

Device views of the MELAnet Box

5

Work settings of the MELAnet Box

6

User-defined settings

6

Chapter 3 – initial start-up

7

System requirements

7

Determining settings on the autoclave

7

Connecting and pre-configuring the MELAnet Box

8

Chapter 4 – Web browser Display

13

Following the program run

13

Viewing information about the autoclave

14

Chapter 5 – Configurations

15

Log filing via FTP or TCP

16

Immediate automatic protocol issue

16

Accepting and saving configurations

17

Chapter 6 – Updating the MELAnet Box software

18

Chapter 7 – Logging

19

Saving autoclave logs

19

Viewing MELAnet Box event logs

19

Chapter 9 – Trouble-shooting

20

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

21

Glossary

23

Chapter 1 – Performance Specification MELAnet Box

Chapter 1 – Performance Specification

Proper Use

The MELAnet Box allows you to connect a MELAG autoclave to the practice or clinic computer network via an Ethernet interface.

Follow the program run on the computer

Issue logs immediately

Issue the logs saved in the autoclave later

Change the settings via the browser interface

Safety

User Benefits

You can follow the current progress of a current sterilization program on every computer of the user network via the integrated website in a Web browser.

The text and graphic protocol generated by an autoclave during the program run can be saved via the MELAnet Box using a FTP-server or TCP.

You can save the sterilization logs generated in the autoclave in your computer at any time.

You change all configurations and settings for the MELAnet Box directly over the integrated website in the web browser window and update the software of the MELAnet Box and the website on the website.

Configurations settings of the MELAnet Box can only be changed with an additional entry of the authentification code.

You can connect the following MELAG autoclaves to the MELAnet Box

Pro-Class from software version 3.34

Vacuklav ® 23-B/ 24-B/ 24-B/L / 30-B/ 31-B from software version 3.16

all Euroklav ® + from software version 3.34

all Euroklav ® from software version 3.16

Cliniklav ® 25 from Software Version 3.16

The current software version of your autoclave is recorded at the end of a sterilization log (see fig. below) in the penultimate row.

version of your autoclave is recorded at the end of a sterilization log (see fig. below)

Chapter 2 – device description MELAnet Box

Chapter 2 – device description MELA net Box

Chapter 2 – device description

Scope of delivery

Standard scope of delivery

MELAnet Box

Operating manual

Plug-in power supply

Serial link

2 m Ethernet cable 1:1 (LAN)

1 CD with a demo version of MELAview V2.0.

Important information about MELAview V2.0

MELAview V2.0 is a programme developed by MELAG for displaying and sorting sterilization logs. Furthermore, you have the option of logging graphic protocols during a programme run. Text and graphic protocols can be printed from MELAview V2.0 or exported in various data formats.

The configuration tool (and the display of DUMMY logs) can be used without a licence. The autoclave protocol function of MELAview V2.0 can only be used with a license which has to be purchased.

The configuration tool MELAnetBoxIP required for initial installation can also be used without a licence code (see Chapter 3 – initial start-up)).

Device views of the MELAnet Box

Front

start-up) ) . Device views of the MELA net Box Front (4) View from the side
start-up) ) . Device views of the MELA net Box Front (4) View from the side

(4)

View from the side

views of the MELA net Box Front (4) View from the side (1) Status displays displayed

(1) Status displays displayed by theLED showing a green or yellow.

(2) Reset key for resetting the user-defined settings on the work settings (see p. 6)

(3) Power Connector socket for the plug-in power supply cable with 5V/ DC

Connection (RJ12) to the serial interface (RS232) of the autoclave With a serial cable upon configuration with computer.

Ethernet (LAN) (5) for connecting an Ethernet cable (RJ45) to the computer

Figure 1: Views of the device

Chapter 2 – device description MELAnet Box

Status display (see figure 1/(1))

State

Status

Power

on

Device is switched on / live

 

off

Device is switched off / not live

 

flashes quickly

MELAnet Box start configuration was successful

Data

flashing

Data is being exchanged over the Ethernet interface between the computer and the MELAnet Box.

LAN

on

Connected with network

 

off

Not connected with network

Work settings of the MELAnet Box

Parameter

Standard values

Language

German

IP-address

192.168.40.100

Subnet form

255.255.255.0

Gateway

192.168.40.1

Storage of logs via

FTP

Batch output

----

Record Graphic data

----

TCP port

65001

FTP server IP address

192.168.40.160

FTP server user name

Profiklasse (here you can enter the name of your autoclave name)

FTP server password

MELAG12345

Authentication

MELAG

User-defined settings

Here you can learn how the user-defined settings of the MELAnet Box can be re-set to the work settings.

Remove the serial connection cable to the autoclave. Remove the power supply cable Press and hold the reset button Re-insert the power supply cable. Keep the reset button depressed for a further 20 seconds. The MELAnet Box has now been reset to your work settings.

The MELA net Box has now been reset to your work settings. Warning The → IP

Warning

The IP address of the MELAnet Box and the user-defined authentification code will also be reset to the work setting standard values. Thus you should only press the reset button if you wish to undertake a reconfiguration as in the case of an initial start-up.

Chapter 3 – initial start-up MELAnet Box

Chapter 3 – initial start-up MELA net Box

Chapter 3 – initial start-up

System requirements

In order to install and operate the MELA net Box, you need

Computer

An operating system with Windows 98, SE, 2000, XP, Vista (full

access rights ) a COM-connection (RS232)

(full access rights ) a → COM-connection (RS232) Note Alternatively, you can also use the USB

Note Alternatively, you can also use the USB port on your computer if you don’t have a COM connection In order to do so you require an RS232 USB Adapter. This is not included in the scope of delivery. The majority of adaptors will be recognized by the operating system. Where necessary it could be necessary to install a driver by the manufacturer.

Software

.NET Framework 2.0 or higher

NoteS o f t w a r e .NET Framework 2.0 or higher Windows Installer 3.1

Windows Installer 3.1 Redistributable has to be installed in order to install the .NET Framework. Further information to this can be found under Connecting and pre-configuring the MELAnet Box on Page 8).

Web browser

a Web browser, e.g. Microsoft Internet Explorer IE7, Mozilla Firefox, Opera etc.

free IP address

a free IP-address in the user network, which you can obtain from your administrator Note

a d d r e s s a free → IP-address in the user network, which

The working settings are (also see p. 6, Work settings of the MELAnet Box) is the IP address 192.168.40.100. If this IP address has not yet been assigned in the user network, you can use this pre-set IP address to configure the MELAnet Box.

Setting the MELAnet Box as an output medium on the autoclave

Determining settings on the autoclave

In order to be able to issue the sterilization log via the MELAnet Box and to be able to view information regarding the programme sequence or selected measured values from the autoclave on the MELAnet Box, you need to set the MELAnet Box as an output medium on the autoclave.

Autoclave type

Software Version

Setting on the autoclave in set-up menu

Vacuklav ® 23 B+/ 31 B+ Vacuklav ® 24 B+/ 24-B/L/ 30 B+ Euroklav ® 23 VS+/ 29 VS+

above V4.06

Function Protocol-output output medium MELAnet+Graphic data

Vacuklav ® 23 B+/ 31 B+ Vacuklav ® 24 B+/ 24-B/L/ 30 B+ Euroklav ® 23 VS+/ 29 VS+

with V3.34

Function Print Data transfer – External PC

Vacuklav ® 23-B/ 31-B Vacuklav ® 24-B/ 24-B/L/ 30-B Euroklav ® 23V-S/ 29V-S Euroklav ® 23-S/ 29-S

above V3.16 up to V3.34

Function Print Data transfer – External PC

Cliniklav ® 25

above V3.16

Function Print Data transfer – External PC

Further information about setting the output medium can be found in the technical description of your autoclave.

Chapter 3 – initial start-up MELAnet Box

Chapter 3 – initial start-up MELA net Box Warning Warning Why do I need to change

Warning

Chapter 3 – initial start-up MELA net Box Warning Warning Why do I need to change

Warning

Why do I need to change the IP address of the MELAnet Box ?

Connecting and pre-configuring the MELAnet Box

Only use the plug-in power supply cable included in the scope of delivery. Using a different plug-in power supply can damage the device and its functioning cannot be guaranteed.

Errors in the handling of IP addresses can result in faults and data loss

in your user network.

specialists to undertake all work in your user network.

It is thus recommended that you engage IT

The MELAnet Box is delivered with the standard IP address

192.168.40.100.

In order for the MELAnet Box to be operated in your user network, the first three digit blocks of the IP address of the MELAnet Box should conform to that of the IP address of the user network.

The last digit block is assigned to the device connected in the network. This number is different for every device connected in the user network.

If the first three digit blocks are not identical, it is necessary to change the IP address of the MELAnet Box so that they are recognized within the user network.

Example:

192.168.40.100 192.168.51.11 192.168.51.10 192.168.51.12 User network 192.168.51. …
192.168.40.100
192.168.51.11
192.168.51.10
192.168.51.12
User
network
192.168.51. …

In this case, the IP address of the MELAnet Box is changed, e.g. to 192.168.51.13

Chapter 3 – initial start-up MELAnet Box

Chapter 3 – initial start-up MELA net Box

MELAview to open the configuration tools, install MELAnetBoxIP

w to open the configuration tools, install MELAnetBoxI P In order to be able to configure

In order to be able to configure the MELAnet Box on the computer, thus adjusting the IP address, a small program, the configuration tool MELAnetBoxIP is used, which is included in MELAview V2.0.

Install MELAview V2.0 from the CD included in the scope of delivery (See also page 5, MELAview V2.0)

Important

In order to be able to start the programme MELAview V2.0, the free media library “Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0“ or a higher version must be installed on your computer. If a .NET Framework 2.0 or higher is not installed on your computer, an error message will be displayed during the installation of MELAview V2.0 (“the application could not be properly installed (0xc0000135).“).

In this case, cancel the installation and install the Media library .NET Framework 2.0 or higher. As a precondition for the installation of Framework 2.0 the Windows Installer 3.1 Redistributable must be installed. The installation data necessary for Framework 2.0, “dotnetfx.exe“ as well as Windows Installer 3.1 can be found on the Microsoft internet site http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/Search.aspx?displaylang=de#

After successfully installing .NET Framework 2.0, re-start the installation of MELAview V2.0

We recommend that you always install the current updates of your operating system. Otherwise, due to the constant development of the Microsoft products, we cannot guarantee the correct installation of MELAview V2.0.

Open the MELAnet BoxIP

Open the MELAview V2.0, click on "Demo", if you have not yet acquired a licence code and open the configurations tool directly in the MELAview V2.0 via menu Extras MELAnetBoxIP.

directly in the MELAview V2.0 via menu Extras MELAnetBoxIP. Figure 2: Screenshot of the window of

Figure 2: Screenshot of the window of MELAview V2.0

Chapter 3 – initial start-up MELAnet Box

Chapter 3 – initial start-up MELA net Box

Connecting and configuring the MELAnet Box

In the following section you can read how to connect the MELAnet Box and how to configure it using the configuration tool MELAnetBoxIP:

to configure it using the configuration tool MELAnetBoxIP: 1 Connect the power supply cable to the

1

Connect the power supply cable to the MELAnet Box.

1 Connect the power supply cable to the MELA net Box. connect Power The power LED

connect

Power
Power

The power LED shines green.

MELA net Box. connect Power The power LED shines green. Illuminates 2 Attach the serial cable

Illuminates

2

Attach the serial cable to the middle port of the MELAnet Box and connect to the COM port* of the computer.

RS232
RS232

connect

RJ12 Power
RJ12
Power

* If your computer does not have a COM port, use a USB COM-adapter (not included in the scope of delivery).

3 Start MELAview after installation and open the configuration tool via menu extras MELAnetBoxIP
3
Start MELAview after installation and
open the configuration tool via menu
extras MELAnetBoxIP

4

Press the button “search“ to locate the COM connection to which the MELAnet Box is connected,

the COM connection to which the MELA net Box is connected, The figure behind “COM“ can

The figure behind “COM“ can very depending on which COM- port is in use.

5 Enter the IP address of the MELAnet Box and press the button “Send“ Note
5
Enter the IP address of the MELAnet
Box and press the button “Send“
Note
The first three digit blocks of the IP address must conform to
those of the user network; the last digit block refers to the
device number and may not be issued.

Chapter 3 – initial start-up MELAnet Box

Chapter 3 – initial start-up MELA net Box

6

Remove power

Remove power supply cable

supply cable

remove

remove

Power
Power

7

Press and hold the button “reset“

Press and hold the button “reset“

Re-connect the power supply cable at the same time

Re-connect the power supply cable at the same time
connect Power

connect

Power

connect Power

If the power LED flashes quickly, let go of the reset button (after c. 5 sec).

flashes
flashes

8

8 Close the configuration tool.

Close the configuration tool.

9

Remove the serial cable from the computer and the MELAnet Box

the serial cable from the computer and the MELA net Box RS232 remove RJ12 Power 10

RS232

serial cable from the computer and the MELA net Box RS232 remove RJ12 Power 10 Plug

remove

RJ12 Power
RJ12
Power

10

Plug the 1:1 cable in the left port of the MELAnet Box and connect with the user network.

of the MELA net Box and connect with the user network. connect User network LAN Power

connect

User network
User
network
connect User network LAN Power illuminates The lower LED then shows green and the data LED
LAN Power
LAN
Power
connect User network LAN Power illuminates The lower LED then shows green and the data LED
connect User network LAN Power illuminates The lower LED then shows green and the data LED

illuminates

connect User network LAN Power illuminates The lower LED then shows green and the data LED

The lower LED then shows green and the data LED flashes yellow.

Chapter 3 – initial start-up MELAnet Box

11 Start web browser (IE7, Firefox, etc.) and enter the IP address of the MELAnet
11
Start web browser (IE7, Firefox, etc.)
and enter the IP address of the
MELAnet Box in the die explorer bar
Enter IP address of
the MELAnet Box
(without www)
The homepage of the MELAnet Box
website should now be visible.

If you do not see the MELAnet Box Website:

Check the possible causes of error in the chapter frequently asked questions, question 1, on page 21

12

Now connect the serial cable to the middle port of the MELAnet Box and connect to the serial interface of the autoclave.

User network RS232 connect LAN RJ12 Power
User network RS232 connect LAN RJ12 Power
User network RS232 connect LAN RJ12 Power

User

network

RS232

connect LAN RJ12 Power

connect

connect LAN RJ12 Power
LAN RJ12 Power
LAN
RJ12
Power

Chapter 4 – Web browser Display MELAnet Box

Chapter 4 – Web browser Display

The MELAnet Box itself places its own website in the user network over which you can display all status displays of a programme sequence, selected measurement values and information regarding autoclaves. All settings for the MELAnet Box or the language of the websites displayed can be carried out directly in the web browser window.

The options for the automatic immediate issue of logs can be set directly via the web browser window and not on the autoclave. Changes to the IP-address are also conducted here.

Following the program run

Select any web browser, e.g. Internet Explorer and enter the IP- address of the MELAnet Box (A) which you also entered in the start configuration. The start page will be loaded.

Program run

The page “program run“ displays the current display of the autoclaves connected, the device type as well as the serial number of the autoclave.

device type as well as the serial number of the autoclave. A. B. C. D. E
A. B. C. D. E
A.
B.
C.
D.
E

Figure 3: View of the start page “Program run“

A. Enter the IP-address of the MELAnet Box here

B. “Autoclave online“ will be displayed for autoclaves which are connected and switched on.

C. Date and Time of the autoclave

D. Current display of the autoclave

E. Display of the device type and the serial number

The page will be reloaded approximately every 8 minutes. In doing so, new updated information from the autoclave will be summoned simultaneously.

Note

If the autoclave is not connected, or the switched on, or the incorrect autoclave setting has been selected, the status display (B) will show Autoclave offline. The display (D) remains empty.

Chapter 4 – Web browser Display MELAnet Box

Viewing information about the autoclave

The page “autoclave“ displays information regarding the autoclave and selected measured values.

Autoclave

The page “Autoclave“ displays a statistic in the upper table regarding the programme cycles already run by the autoclave. Furthermore, maintenance counter and the current software will be displayed. The table also displays selected measurement values of the autoclave.

A. B.
A.
B.

Figure 4: View “autoclave“

A. Statistics about the charges

B. Currently installed software version of the autoclaves

Chapter 5 – Configurations MELAnet Box

Chapter 5 – Configurations MELA net Box

Chapter 5 – Configurations

The following pages show the individual setting possibilities which you can undertake on the page “configurations.”

Configurations

You can undertake user- defined settings on the page “configurations“ The altered settings will become active only upon authentification.

A. B. C. D. E. F.
A.
B.
C.
D.
E.
F.

Figure 5: View Configurations

A. After installation, these addresses (determined by the administrator) need not be processed further with the MELAnetBoxIP.exe. That is applicable only if after alterations to the IP address; this still belongs to the sub-net of the user network.

B. Here, you select whether the autoclave text protocol should be filed via TCP or the FTP Server. Filing via TCP is possible only using MELAview V2.0. After the change has been completed, the autoclave should be re-connected in MELAview. This should be carried out with an existing connection between autoclave and PC via MELAview.

C. If a text protocol should be issued directly after the end of the program, the tick should be placed by Batch output. Should a graphic protocol also be generated during a program run, the tick should be placed by the Graphic data recording.

D. During the filing via TCP it is necessary to ensure the entry of the correct TCP port. It must be identical to the entry in MELAview V2.0.

E. During filing via FTP the correct settings should be undertaken here by the administrator.

F. Every change to the settings requires the entry of an authentification code (normally: MELAG). The pass word for authentification can also be changed.

Chapter 5 – Configurations MELAnet Box

Protocol filing via an FTP server

Log filing via FTP or TCP

In order that is possible to save text and graphic protocols on the computer, you need to decide which method to use to file the protocol data. This is carried out either via an FTP server or TCP.

If you wish to file the text and graphic protocols via an FTP server, it is necessary that an FTP server is installed in a folder of your choice, or be installed afterwards. Arrange for your administrator to undertake the necessary FTP configurations. The employment of FTP services is also possible.

NoteThe employment of FTP services is also possible.   You can open text protocols saved via

 

You can open text protocols saved via the FTP server using e.g. Windows Editor or MELAview V2.0. In order to display graphic protocols the program MELAview V2.0 must be installed and licensed (must be purchased).

Filing protocols

Filing text or graphic protocols via TCP is only possible if the program MELAview V2.0 is installed and licensed (must be purchased). Ensure that the correct TCP port has been selected (see page 15, Figure 5/ (D)).

via TCP

Notebeen selected ( see page 15, Figure 5/ (D) ). via TCP If you choose to

If you choose to file protocols via TCP it is not necessary to install aFTP server. If you change the settings for protocol filing during an existing online connection between the autoclave and MELAview V2.0, the autoclave connection in MELAview V2.0 should be re-established after the change has been completed. Only then can protocols be accessed via the MELAnet Box website.

The “function” menu“ in the autoclave can not be accessed

Immediate issuing of text protocols automatically

Immediate issuing of graphic protocols automatically

Immediate automatic protocol issue

As you undertake all the settings for the issuing of protocols via the website of the MELAnet Box, the corresponding options for issuing a protocol on the autoclave in the setup menu Function will be overridden.

So that the sterilization protocols are saved on the computer directly after the end of a program, it is necessary to place the tick by Batch output.

If in addition to the text protocol you also wish to record a graphic protocol during a program run, also set a tick by Record graphic data (see page 15, Figure 5/(C)).

Please note that it is necessary that the program MELAview V2.0 is installed for recording graphic data.

Chapter 5 – Configurations MELAnet Box

Chapter 5 – Configurations MELA net Box

Accepting changed settings

Accepting and saving configurations

In order that all the user-defined settings which you undertake on the page “configuration” are accepted and saved, it is necessary to enter the authentification code.

After changing the settings where necessary, enter the authentification code (see Figure 5/(B)) and click on

the authentification code ( see Figure 5/(B) ) and click on . The standard authentification is

.

The standard authentification is “MELAG“ . The page with the altered settings will be reloaded.

Changing the

You can also change the authentification code subsequently in order to

authentification

prevent unauthorized persons from changing the configuration.

Enter the new authentification code in the first field “change the

authentification” (A). Repeat the entry in the right-hand field (A).

In order to accept the new authentification code, enter the previous authentification code in the field “Authentification” (B) (work setting: MELAG).

A. B.
A.
B.
“Authentification” (B) (work setting: MELAG). A. B. The page “configuration” with the altered settings will

The page “configuration” with the altered settings will be reloaded.

Finally click on the button

Chapter 6 – Updating the MELAnet Box software MELAnet Box

Chapter 6 – Updating the MELAnet Box software

You can update the MELAnet Box software very easily on the page „update“. Both of the current update files are to be found on the MELAG internet page under www.melag.de in the download area.

Update

You can update the MELAnet Box software and the integrated website on the page “update.“

A. B.
A.
B.

Figure 6: View “Update“

A. Search for the update file in a directory on your computer

B. Display of the current software version of the MELAnet Box software and the website

Chapter 7 – Logging

Chapter 7 – Logging

Chapter 7 – Logging

Autoclave logs

You can subsequently save selected sterilization protocols on the computer which are saved in the autoclave on the page “Logs.“

Saving autoclave logs

A. B. C.
A.
B.
C.

Figure 7. View “Logs“

A. saves the log of the program last started

B. saves all of the programs saved in the autoclave on the computer

C. saves all the error logs saved in the autoclave

Event logs

Event logs record the last operation events of the MELAnet Box. These enable the user to follow or control the current operation run of the MELAnet Box. If available, the last 40 entries will be displayed.

Viewing MELAnet Box event logs

A.
A.

Figure 8: View “Logs“

A. The following incidents were saved: FTP server online, FTP offline and FTP server file not saved!

If you find the entry with File not saved! In the event log, we recommend that you save all available logs in the autoclave on the

computer by pressing the button the computer will be overwritten.

in the autoclave on the computer by pressing the button the computer will be overwritten. .

. Those logs already saved on

Chapter 9 – Trouble-shooting MELAnet Box

Chapter 9 – Trouble-shooting

Problem

Possible cause

What you can do

The start configuration cannot find a COM interface

Cable is connected improperly.

Check the correct connection of the cable.

COM interface has been assigned twice.

Select a different COM interface.

“Autoclave offline“

The autoclave is not switched on.

Switch on autoclave at mains.

It is not possible to establish the online connection to the autoclave via the website.

Above V4.06:

The wrong output medium is set on the autoclave.

Set MELAnet+Graphic data as the output medium on the autoclave.

 

Up to V3.34 The data output is not set to External PC.

On the autoclave, set external PC as File transmission

Website cannot be called up

Incorrect configuration of the MELAnet Box, e.g. IP address incorrect.

Ask your administrator to verify the configuration of the MELAnet Box.

IP address is already occupied.

Find a free IP address.

Immediate output is set to Yes, but no text protocols were issued after the end of the program

When a MELAnet Box is connected, this setting on the autoclave is not considered.

Set the tick on the website “Configuration” next to Batch output to activate the immediate output of the text protocols.

Output last cycle cannot be selected

This option is only available via the website when the MELAnet Box has been selected.

Press the button last log on the website “Logs.”

Output stored cycle cannot be selected on the autoclave

This option is only available via the website when the MELAnet Box has been dialled.

Press the button all logs on the website “Logs.”

Delete all cycles cannot be selected on the autoclave

This option is not available when the MELAnet Box has been selected.

Deselect the MELAnet Box as output medium on the autoclave.

Test output cannot be selected on the autoclave

This option is not available when the MELAnet Box has been selected.

Output the last protocol via the button last log on the website “logs.”

All protocols have the same date as creation date

Protocols were read out via the button all logs. The output date is used for the protocol files.

Activate batch output on the website “Configuration” in order to issue text protocols immediately after the end of the program. The program start point is used as the creation date for the protocol files.

The total charge number is not counted on the protocols.

The text protocols saved in the autoclave were read out altogether by pressing the button all logs.

In order to avoid this, activate the immediate output of the text protocols by setting the tick next to batch output

Protocols are overwritten, so the original date / time (of program start) are lost

Protocols were read out again.

Avoid the double output of the text protocols.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

When using internet explorer

Wrong connection cable

Working with a laptop

The LAN LED illuminates green, the data LED flashes yellow?

Settings on your computer

1 The website of the MELAnet Box is not displayed?

You are not using the latest version of Microsoft Internet Explorer IE7.

The MELAnet Box does not support the version IE6 or earlier. Instead of a 1:1 connection cable, you are using a cross-over cable. If the user network is administered by an old switch, communication with a cross-over cable will not work. With newer “smart switches it“ is unimportant which cable you use. These switches recognise automatically which cables are being used and configure themselves independently.

With operation without a power adaptor and network card the laptop switches into energy saving mode. Change the settings under System control System Hardware device manager network adapter, by deactivating the option “computer can switch off device” in the window Properties in the register energy management.

the window Properties in the register energy management . Figure 9: properties window in the register

Figure 9: properties window in the register energy management

The MELAnet Box will be operated in another network as the user network. Check whether the LAN LED shows green and the data LED is flashing yellow. If the LEDs are not on, change the IP address of the MELAnet Box using the MELAnetBoxIP.

2 No logs are issued via FTP although the autoclave is recognized and the website is displayed?

Check whether an FTP server is running on your computer.

Check whether the MELAnet Box is registered as user in the FTP

server. If yes, compare the user names and the FTP password of the MELAnet Box against the user settings in the FTP server. These need to match.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Settings on the MELAnet Box Website

Check whether the option FTP by has been selected on the page “Configuration” storage of logs via … (see p. 15, Chapter 5 –

Configurations ). Check where the tick is set by batch output on the page

“configuration.” Check whether the IP address of the server has been entered

correctly on the page “configuration.” After entering the changes, have you entered the authentification

code and clicked on the push button Apply configurations? Only after having done so will the alterations be accepted. Check the connections from the MELAnet Box to the autoclave. Has the serial cable been inserted correctly? Are the display texts of the autoclaves visible on the website of the MELAnet Box?

 

3

Logs are not issued via TCP, although the autoclave has been recognized and the website is displayed?

Settings on your computer

Check whether an application is running in your computer which can

establish a TCP connection e.g. MELAview V2.0. Check whether the IP address and the TCP port in was entered correctly in MELAview V2.0 in the menu bar under Autoclave connection [Serial-No.] TCP via MELAnet Box .

connection [Serial-No.] TCP via MELAnet Box . Figure 10: MELA view settings - connection to the

Figure 10: MELAview settings - connection to the autoclave via TCP

Settings on the MELAnet Box Website

Check whether the option TCP by has been selected on the page “Configuration” storage of logs via (see S. 15, Chapter 5 –

Configurations ). Check whether the tick is set by log output on the page

"configuration." After entering the changes, have you entered the authentification

code and clicked on the push button Apply configurations? Only after having done so will the alterations be accepted. Check the connections from the MELAnet Box to the autoclave. Has the serial cable been inserted correctly? Are the display texts of the autoclaves visible on the website of the MELAnet Box?

Glossary

Glossary

Glossary

Authentification code

Checks access rights with a clear access password

COM

Component Object Model serial interface (RS232)

FTP

File Transfer Protocol is a data transfer procedure which serves the transport of data in computer networks. This data can include programs, files or information. Special programs (FTP clients here on the MELAnet Box) serve to load the data onto the FTP server.

FTP server

Programs which communicate with the connected client (here: MELAnet Box) and files data in a defined directory. The FTP server must be known to the client.

Gateway

A Gateway enables networks which are based on entirely

different protocols to communicate with each other.

Initialize

Generate a particular initial state of the Software upon starting.

IP address

The IP address serves the clear addressing of computers and other devices, here for example the MELAnet Box in a network.

LAN

Local area network in which multiple computers and other devices are connected over a communications connection. This enables the exchange of data is possible.

LED

Abbreviation for Light Emitting Diode; semi-conductor diode, which illuminates upon current flow. LEDs are predominantly used to display the status of devices, for example to display access to a hard drive.

Serial interface (RS232)

interface which transfers the data on a bit by bit basis , also referred to as a COM port.

Software

non-material component of a computer system e.g. a computer program

Sub-network form

is a multi-part binary digit (bit form), which in a network

serves to divide an IP address into a network address and a device address. The device addresses are also referred to as host addresses. It is always necessary.

TCP

transmission control protocol; refers to a standard protocol for connecting computers and networks.

TCP-Port

TCP applications address the communications partner via the IP address or a port number, which specifies the service on the target computer.

Web browser

are special computer programs to allow the user to view websites in the internet.

Symbols on the device The symbol of the struck out waste bin identifies a device

Symbols on the device

The symbol of the struck out waste bin identifies a device that may not be disposed with domestic waste. The vendor is responsible for carrying out its appropriate disposal.

With the designation of an apparatus with this symbol, the manufacturer furthermore declares that he satisfies all requirements of the law concerning the release, redemption and environmentally sound disposal of electric and electronic appliances.

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