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5700/5720 printer output to file?

Has anyone developed a solution (or MetCal procedure) to obtain the 5700/5720 cal check results to a file instead of having to use a printer?

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Darrell Mortensen

KJR,

What we have done here is to use a 25 to 9 pin adapter, to a Null Model cable, run to an RS-232 port on a computer.  We used Hyper-Terminal setup to do a text capture to file.  Using Wordpad to open the text file would lthen display it in a readable format.  We just last year upgraded to the 5730A which has USB Port on the front of the unit where the CAL Check files can be then loaded onto a thumb-drive.  Using the Hyper-term up to that point for the 5700A/5720A worked very well for us to maintain an electronic record of the CAL Checks. 

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Ron Chaussee

Here is what we do:

IEEE CAL_RPT? CAL [I>>5700CalShifts.doc]

 This works well if you just need to look at the data (open the file in Word and set the margins to narrow for best results). We have some other fluff to tell the tech where the file can be found and whether they want the cal or cal check, but that is the meat of our solution (I can provide the rest if you want it). In this thread: https://community.flukecal.com/discussion/5700-cal-shift-calibration-report there is a solution that dumps the results to a database.

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Kevin Rust

Yes, the details (meat with a side of vegatables?) would be appreciated.  Obtaining the Cal Shift and Cal Check data in a readable electronic format for review and archiving is what I'm looking for.  Thanks.

 

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Ron Chaussee

No problem!

# **************************************************************************
# Initial Setup
# **************************************************************************


  1.001  ASK+           K
  1.002  ASK-   R     N              P                            F        V
  1.003  VSET         REMCON = NO

# Determine where the file will be stored
#   and if it already exists

  1.004  MATH         S[1] = "C:\\ProgramData\\Fluke\\metcal.ini"
  1.005  MATH         S[2] = "Startup"
  1.006  MATH         S[3] = "user_data_dir"
  1.007  MATH         S[4] = RIF(S[1],S[2],S[3])
  1.008  MATH         S[5] = S[4]&"\\5700CalShifts.doc"
  1.009  MATH         S[6] = EXISTS(S[5])
  1.010  IF           S[6]
  1.011  OPBR         -z Overwrite the existing file?
  1.011  OPBR         [S5]
  1.012  JMPL         CAL_OR_CHK MEM1
  1.013  DISP         Move or Rename the file, then click Advance
  1.014  ENDIF

#   Cal or Cal Check?

  1.015  LABEL        CAL_OR_CHK
  1.016  OPBR         -z Is the data from a Cal or a Cal Check?
  1.016  OPBR         YES for Cal || NO for Cal Check.

# **************************************************************************
# Calibration Shift Report Extraction
# **************************************************************************
  1.017  IF           MEM1

  1.018  HEAD         {Calibration Shift Report Extraction}
  1.019  DISP
  1.019  DISP         The shift report will be stored here:
  1.019  DISP         [S4]\5700CalShifts.doc
  1.019  DISP
  1.019  DISP         The extraction can take up to a minute - Be patient!
  1.020  IEEE         CAL_RPT? CAL [I>>5700CalShifts.doc]

# **************************************************************************
# Cal Check Shift Report Extraction
# **************************************************************************
  1.021  ELSE

  1.022  HEAD         {Cal Check Shift Report Extraction}
  1.023  DISP
  1.023  DISP         The shift report will be stored here:
  1.023  DISP         [S4]\5700CalShifts.doc
  1.023  DISP
  1.023  DISP         The extraction can take up to a minute - Be patient!
  1.024  IEEE         CAL_RPT? CHECK [I>>5700CalShifts.doc]

  1.025  ENDIF
  1.026  DISP
  1.026  DISP         Success! The report can be found here:
  1.026  DISP         [S4]\5700CalShifts.doc
  1.026  DISP

 

 

 

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