Monitor Theory of Operation
The printer manager formats and prints the following reports on either a locally attached
printer or a remote printer connected to the Instrument via the M3 Print Server:
• Tabular Trend Report—The printer manager takes raw data from the trend module and
generates a formatted report. The user can specify whether to print short-term or long-term
trend data, and the period for which the data should be printed.
• Event Report—The printer manager takes raw data from the event module and generates a
formatted event report. The user can specify a manual event, an alarm event, or a print
• Event List Report—The printer manager takes the raw event list data from the events
module and generates a formatted event list report.
A number of drawing functions support the printer manager and provide it with graphics
capabilities. The output from the printer manager is in PCL (Printer Command Language)
format, and is fed to the locally attached printer, which is connected via an infrared data link,
or to a remote printer. If the link to the printer is interrupted for a certain time, the printer
manager displays a prompt of the color LCD display, notifying the user.
The recorder manager formats and records the following on a local recorder:
• Real-time or Delayed Recording—The user can select between a real-time local
recording or a delayed recording.
A real-time recording is started by pressing the Local Record SmartKey. When a recording
is running, you can stop it by pressing the key again.
A delayed recording can be started by pressing the Local Delayed SmartKey. Pressing the
key again will extend the recording.
• Tabular Trend Report—The recorder manager takes raw data from the trend module and
generates a formatted report. The user can specify whether to record short-term or long-
term trend data, and the period for which the data should be recorded.
• Event Report—The recorder manager takes raw data from the event module and generates
a formatted event report, and this is recorded on the local recorder.
• Alarm Recording—If a local recorder is connected to the monitor via the optional serial
interface, you can make local alarm recordings. In configuration mode, you can select the
local recorder or the Information Center, or both, to record alarms. If one of the configured
alarms occurs, a recording for that alarm is started automatically at the local recorder (and/
or requested form the Information Center).
See Chapter 2, Installing the Instrument for more details on connecting to a recorder.
A number of drawing functions support the recorder manager and provide it with graphics
capabilities. The output from the recorder manager suports the GSI Lumonics XE-50p-
specific serial protocol, and output is fed to the local recorder, which is connected via a
dedicated serial cable. The recorder manager displays prompt and status messages on the
monitor's color LCD display.
Introduction to the Instrument