www.ahlborn.comInstruction ManualEnglishData logger ALMEMO 500 and AppALMEMO 500V7 technologyV1.113.04.2017

1. Table of Contents1.Table of Contents . 12.Table of Figures . 43.General Information . 54.Safety Notice . 54.1.Product safety / warranty claims . 64.2.Special operating instructions . 74.3.Battery handling . 75.Intended use . 76.Warranty . 87.Scope of Delivery . 88.Product Description . 98.1.Display and operating elements . 98.2.Interfaces . 128.3.Power supply. 138.3.1. Battery mode . 138.4.Control unit (Tablet) . 149.Initial Operation . 1510.Using the ALMEMO 500 . 1710.1.Connecting the power supply . 1710.2.Connect sensors . 1810.2.1. Measuring inputs and auxiliary channels . 1810.3.Switching the data logger on and off . 1910.4.Communicating with the data logger . 1910.4.1. General Explanations. 1910.4.2. Connecting the tablet with the data logger via WLAN . 2010.4.2.1. Login via the application ALMEMO 500 . 2010.4.2.2. Access rights and user administration . 2110.4.3. Connecting a PC to the data logger . 2310.4.3.1. Direct connection between ALMEMO 500 and the PC using the includednetwork cable . 2310.4.3.2. Via the company network . 2410.4.3.3. Via WLAN . 2510.4.3.4. Via a USB cable . 2610.4.4. Overview of the communication options with the data logger . 2710.5.Download of measuring data from the data logger . 2710.6.Access point configuration . 2810.7.Reset the access point to factory settings . 3010.8.Overview of the login data and how to change it . 3111.Display and operating elements of the application ALMEMO 500. 3211.1.Display and selection of application . 3211.2.Overview of the menus of the ALMEMO 500 application . 33-2-

11.3.Control elements of the application ALMEMO 500 . 3411.3.1. Function keys . 3411.3.2. Sidebar. 3411.3.3. Swipe gesture control . 3511.3.4. Control symbols . 3511.3.5. Parameter display . 3611.3.6. Data input . 3711.4.Measured value presentation. 3811.4.1. Channel list . 3811.4.2. Measured value display . 3911.4.3. Line graph . 4111.4.4. User menu . 4511.5.Memory . 4711.5.1. Start and stop measurements . 4911.6.Settings . 4911.6.1. Device list . 5011.6.2. Sequence control (measuring circuit board) . 5011.6.2.1. Cycles . 5011.6.2.2. Device settings (measuring circuit board) . 5211.6.2.3. About the device (measuring circuit board) . 5311.6.2.4. Sensor overview (measuring circuit board) . 5311.6.2.5. Output modules . 5411.6.3. Sequence control and storage configuration (ALMEMO 500). 5411.6.4. Device settings (ALMEMO 500) . 5511.6.5. Power supply (ALMEMO 500) . 5611.6.6. Memory status (ALMEMO 500) . 5611.6.7. About the device (ALMEMO 500) . 5611.7.Sensor list and sensor configuration . 5611.7.1. Calibration data . 5711.7.2. Sensor channels . 5711.7.2.1. Channel function . 5811.7.3. Sensor configuration (D6, D7) . 6312.Maintenance and care . 6313.Questions and answers . 6514.Technical data . 6615.Declaration of conformity . 6716.Subject Index . 6817.Your contact persons . 71-3-

2. Table of FiguresFigure 1Figure 2Figure 3Figure 4Figure 5Figure 6Figure 7Figure 8Figure 9Figure 10Figure 11Figure 12Figure 13Figure 14Figure 15Figure 16Figure 17Figure 18Figure 19Figure 20Figure 21-4-Display and operating elements of the data logger . 9Display and operating elements of the tablet . 10Network settings in the ALMEMO 500 application . 17Channel assignment and numbering of the ALMEMO 500 . 18Exemplary IP address assignment to connected devices . 19Configure network settings . 21User administration – add a new user . 23Sidebar in tab line graphics . 35Measured value display as channel list . 39Measured value presentation as measured value display . 39Measuring channel functions . 40Line graphics . 41Loading a historic measurement . 42Line graphics settings . 44Configure user menu . 46Window “Export measurement” . 48Device list . 50Data logger menu . 55Sensor list menu . 57Sensor channels menu . 57Exemplary sensor menu . 63

3. General InformationThis instruction manual contains important information that must be observed to beable to operate the device securely and efficiently.This chapter describes important details regarding the usage of the documentation nProvides important instructions andinformation.Warning notice:Warning!Read the warning notice carefully andobserve the specified precautionarymeasures. Not observing the specifiedprecautionary measures can result in seriousinjury or damage to property.4. Safety NoticeDANGERDanger of death or serious injury and risk of damage toproperty!Before first commissioning, read the instruction manualcarefully!Observe all general safety notices as well as the specific safetynotices added in other chapters!Danger exists in case of: disregarding the instruction manual with all included safetynotices. unauthorized interventions and changes to the deviceperformed by the customer. operating the device outside of the indicated environmentalconditions. using unsuitable power supply and peripheral devices. using the device in an unauthorized way. damage due to electrostatic discharge or lighting.-5-

DANGERRisk of death due to hazardous electrical voltage!Danger exists in case of: using unsuitable power supply and peripheral devices. damage due to electrostatic discharge or lighting. Do not install sensor cables close to electric power lines. Make sure that the static electricity has been dischargedbefore you touch the sensor cable.DANGERWarning of explosive atmosphere or substances!There is a risk of explosion near fuels and chemicals!Do not use the device on blasting areas or petrol stations!4.1. Product safety / warranty claims -6-The measuring device must only be used within the technical specifications.Only operate the measuring device in accordance with the intended andcorrect use.Avoid heat, severe temperature fluctuations, and increased electromagneticradiation during operation.The measuring device must only be opened in case of maintenance and repairpurposes and only if this is explicitly described in the documentation.At the end of service life, the device must be correctly disposed of.Defect rechargeable batteries or empty batteries must be disposed of at acollection centre intended for this purpose.

4.2. Special operating instructions Bringing the device from a cold environment into the operating room maycause condensation on the electronics assembly. Regarding thermocouplemeasurements, severe temperature changes may cause larger measuringerrors. As a consequence, please wait for the device to adapt to the ambienttemperature before starting to operate it.Thermocouple measurements using the device-internal cold junctiontemperature should be run – if possible – in battery operation (no batterycharging). Using another operating mode (e.g. mains unit operation) forthermocouple measurements may lead to increased measuring errors.When connecting a mains adapter please consider the mains voltage.Pay attention to the maximum load capacity of the sensor power supply.Sensors with power supply are not galvanically isolated.4.3. Battery handlingWith delivery, the rechargeable battery is not fully charged. Thus, – asthe very first step – the battery should be recharged by using theincluded mains adapter until the LED CHARGE stops to light.Accordingly, batteries should be recharged in due time!Please make sure that the battery is not mechanically damaged, shortcircuited, or thrown into a fire.Batteries are hazardous waste and must not be disposed of in regularhousehold garbage!5. Intended useOperate the ALMEMO 500 only within the intended areas of application.The ALMEMO 500 supports the connection of a vast variety of sensors andperipheral devices with various special features. To become familiar with thefunctioning of the ALMEMO system, you should by all means read the instructionmanual at hand and the according chapters in the ALMEMO Manual. Only by doingthis you can avoid operating and measuring errors as well as damage to the device.Further information regarding the intended use of the ALMEMO 500 islisted in chapter 4. In case of doubt, please contact our technical support([email protected]).-7-

6. WarrantyBefore leaving the factory, every device passes through several quality tests. Thewarranty period for the proper functioning of the device lasts 2 years from the date ofdelivery. Before you return the device, please pay attention to the informationprovided in chapter 13 (questions and answers). In the event of a defect, please use –if possible – the original packaging for shipment and attach a precise description ofthe defect as well as the corresponding basic conditions.In the following cases, a warranty is excluded: In case of unauthorized interventions and changes to the device performed by thecustomer. In case of operating the device outside of the indicated environmental conditions. In case of using unsuitable power supply and peripheral devices. In case of using the device in an unauthorized way. In case of damage due to electrostatic discharge or lighting. In case of non-compliance with the instruction manual.We reserve the right to make changes in product features in favor of technical progressor due to new construction elements.7. Scope of DeliveryWhen unpacking, please pay attention to damages to the device as well as to thecompleteness of the delivery:Scope of delivery: measuring instrument ALMEMO 500 with 2 pieces ES500MA10 and 1 pieceES500CPU, mains adapter, WLAN antenna, USB data cable for PC connection, Ethernet connecting cable, control unit including mains unit, USB charging cable, and mount for controlunit, present instruction manual, ALMEMO Manual, CD with the ALMEMO Control software and useful accessoriesIn the event of a damage caused during transportation, please keep the packagingmaterial and contact the supplier immediately.-8-

8. Product DescriptionThis chapter describes the display and operating elements as well as the interfaces ofthe data logger.8.1. Display and operating elementsFigure 1Display and operating elements of the data logger-9-

(1)WLAN antenna(8)USB A interface for mass storagemedium(2)(3)Status displayNavigation keys(9)(10)Reset push buttonCoding switch for device addresses(Address format Gxy x left and y right codingswitch)(4)Status and control lights ofthe CPU card(11)Status and control lightsof the measuring circuit boards(5)Ethernet 10/100 interface(12)Input sockets M0 to M9M0 to M9 for all ALMEMO sensorsM0.0 to M9.9 up to 100 measuring channels(6)(7)ON/OFF keyUSB B interface for virtualCOM-Port(15)(16)(13)(14)Earth connectionDC 12V connector(17)(18)(19)(20)(21)(22)Figure 2- 10 -Display and operating elements of the tablet

(15)Touch pen for operating thedisplay(19)Home key(16)On, off and standby key(20)USB and DC connector for powersupply(17)Keys for volume control(21)Key for task manager(18)Back key(22)Knob for angle adjustment of themount for the control unitKey and switch functions of the data loggerKeyFunctionNavigation key for the display Allows you to navigate through different menu pages Allows you to perform device functions (e.g. resetting theWLAN module to factory default settings)On and Off key Pressing the key shortly: the device is switched onrespectively off Pressing the key long: the devices powers off uncontrolled(not recommended)Reset push button Triggers a device reset (Press at least for 3 seconds)Notice: To be able to press the button, a pointed object isrequired.Coding switch for configuring device addresses from G00 to G99Status displayDisplayFunctionThis menu displays the network parameters of the web service.To configure the control unit, these parameters are required.With a long press on the navigation key (the right one) inmenu 1), you will reach a submenu for resetting the WLANmodule to factory default settings.- 11 -

This page displays the network name (SSID) of the WLANnetwork. To configure the control unit, this parameter isrequired.This navigation page provides information regarding thefirmware versions of the hardware used.Firmware Update(X) CPU( ) Meas. UnitUPDATE?YESNOWith a long press on the navigation key (the right one) inmenu 3), you will reach the submenu Firmware Update. Incase valid firmware data is present on the USB storagemedium (8), the update can be started by pressing YES.The System monitor displays the CPU temperature and thecurrent processor load.The navigation page Supply gives an overview of the mainparameter of the power supply.8.2. InterfacesEthernet interfaceVia the Ethernet socket (5) on the CPU card, the data logger can connect to an existingEthernet network or create an own network. Depending on the network configuration,an external Ethernet network switch may be necessary.Via the Ethernet interface, several ALMEMO 500 data loggers can be cross-linkedamong each other or with other data loggers. This interface also enables theconnection to a PC for online measurement.WLAN interfaceVia the integrated WLAN router (access point) it is possible on the one hand toestablish an own network and on the other hand to establish a connection to anexisting WLAN network. Via the WLAN interface (1), the control units (either tabletor PC) are connected to the data logger.- 12 -

USB interfaceThe USB B interface (7) on the CPU card serves to connect the data logger to a PCand is primarily used for the exchange of measuring and device data.USB storage media used for memory expansion can be connected to the USB Ainterface (8). In addition, system updates are supplied via this interface.ALMEMO input socket(s)Via the ALMEMO input sockets (12) located on the measuring circuit boards of theALMEMO 500, all purely digital sensors of the ALMEMO D6 and D7 generationcan be connected – additionally to the ALMEMO standard sensors.8.3. Power supplyThe power supply is provided by a 12 V DC mains unit (ZB1212NA10) included indelivery or by optionally available rechargeable battery packs.In case rechargeable battery packs are used in the system (a maximum of 10 packs canbe used), an intelligent loading mechanism is activated to protect the system againstoverload (simultaneous operation and charging). This loading mechanism is describedin chapter modeOptionally lithium ion rechargeable battery packs with a capacity of 15.6 Ah areavailable for power supply. With a current consumption of approx. 500 mA, thebattery packs enable an operating time of approx. 8 hours. The operating time mayvary depending on the connected sensor technology and on the sampling rate used.The current operating parameters (e.g. remaining time, rechargeable battery status,battery and mains unit voltages, and electric currents) can be retrieved via the controlunit or the status display.When the batteries are fully discharged, the device switches off automaticallywhereby the saved data and the set time remain unchanged.The rechargeable battery pack can either be charged via the CPU card or via therechargeable battery pack itself. To this end, both plug-in cards are provided withsupply connections. The following table presents the possible charging scenarios.Charging scenario 1 Supply/charging viaCPU card:In this case, the rechargeable battery packs are chargedslowly to save energy, so that there is still sufficientpower to supply the ALMEMO 500.- 13 -

Charging scenario 2 Supply/charging viarechargeable batterypack:1.Data logger OFFIn this case, the rechargeable battery packsare charged quickly.2.Data logger ONIn this case, the rechargeable battery packsare charged slowly to prevent systemoverload and uncontrolled self-heating.Charging scenario 3 Simultaneoussupply/charging viarechargeable batterypack and CPU card:1.Data logger OFFIn this case, the rechargeable battery packsare charged quickly.2.Data logger ONIn this case, the rechargeable battery packsare charged slowly to prevent systemoverload and uncontrolled self-heating.8.4. Control unit (Tablet)As a control unit for the ALMEMO 500, an industrial tablet is included in delivery.The tablet offers a robust construction and features an expanded operating temperaturerange and waterproofness. The control unit is supplied and charged via a mains unit(included in delivery) with micro USB connector. Alternatively, it is possible to chargethe tablet via the USB connector of the ALMEMO 500 (charging speed: slow). Forconvenient tablet control, a tablet mount with adjustable angle inclination is includedin delivery.The following table presents the technical specifications of the tablet.Display size:20.31 cm (8")Resolution:1280 x 800 (WXGA)Memory:16 GBSealing class:IP 67Operating temperature range:-20 C to 60 CBattery pack capacity:approx. 4450mAhService life in normal operation:approx. 12 hoursSubject to technical modifications without prior notice!- 14 -

9. Initial OperationThis chapter describes the steps that are necessary to bring the ALMEMO 500 intoservice. The operating elements required for this purpose are listed in chapter 8.1.Step 1Connect the WLAN antenna (1) to the provided connection socket.Step 2Connect the required ALMEMO sensors to the input sockets M0to M9 (12).You will find a detailed description of the sensor and measuringinputs in chapter 10.2 - Connect sensors.Step 3Please check the setting of the address coding switch (10) on themeasuring circuit boards. Make sure that the addresses G00 andG01 are preconfigured for the two cards.Different cards must not have the same address. Theaddresses G90 to G99 are exclusively reserved for therechargeable battery packs.Step 4Connect the mains unit to the connection socket DC 12V (14).You will find further information regarding the power supply forthe data logger in the chapters 8.3 and 10.1.Step 5Power on the ALMEMO 500 via the ON/OFF key (6) (short presson the key). The ON LED on the CPU card (4) lights up.After that, the Ahlborn logo appears on the status display (2)and shortly afterwards, the menu “Network configuration” willbe displayed (see also chapter 8.1 under “Key and switchfunctions” and “Status display").--The startup phase takes some time since the data logger must beinitialized and an integrity check of the measured data storage isexecuted at each system start.Do not disconnect the device from the power supply during thestartup phase but rather shut down the device – if necessary – ina controlled manner by shortly pressing the ON/OFF key (6)again.- 15 -

-Without any keyboard activity, the status display (2) enters apower saving mode after a while. Push any navigation key (3) toactivate the display again and the navigation page used last willbe displayed.Step 6Switch the tablet on by pressing the ON key (16). You can findfurther information regarding the tablet in chapter 8.4.Step 7Connect the tablet to the WLAN network of the ALMEMO 500.For this purpose please open the status bar on the start screen (viaswiping from the upper display edge downwards).Now make a long press on the Icon WLAN (see the followingfigure). After a short time, the network overview will open.Connect to the wireless network ALMEMO 500 uniquenumber with 6 digits and enter the password ahlborn wlan. Youcan find further information in chapter 10.4.2.Step 8Start the pre-installed app ALMEMO 500 on the tablet.Step 9Enter the IP address, which is displayed in the status display (2)under “Network Conf.”, in the ALMEMO 500 app in networksettings (see Figure 3). The standard port 80 is used ascommunication port. After entering the data, please save yoursettings. You will find detailed instructions regarding the tablet loginin chapter 10.4.2.Step 10Log into the data logger via app by entering the following login datain the input mask and pressing the button Login (see Figure 3).user:password:Almemo500Ahlborn2016After the successful login, the home screen of the app will open.- 16 -

Figure 3Step 11Network settings in the ALMEMO 500applicationNow start a measurement. To do so, navigate to the menu “Linegraph” and press the START button. The measurement will startimmediately.You will find further information regarding this topic in chapter 10(Using the ALMEMO 500).10. Using the ALMEMO 500The following chapters provide information regarding the use of the data loggerALMEMO 500 and a detailed description of the data loggers’ functions.10.1. Connecting the power supplyThe data logger is powered with a supply voltage of 12 V DC. The power is suppliedby an included mains unit (article: ZB1212NA10, 12 V DC, 2A). Alternatively, thepower can also be supplied by an optionally available rechargeable battery pack. Youwill find a detailed description regarding the power supply in chapter 8.3. Connect themains unit to the DC connector (14).- 17 -

10.2. Connect sensorsConnect the required ALMEMO sensors to the ALMEMO input sockets M0 to M9of your measuring instrument and make sure that the two locking levers engagecorrectly (for removing the plug, press the two levers on the sides).Sensors may only be connected and disconnected when the device has beenswitched off.All ALMEMO sensor generations (V5, V6 sensors, as well as D6 and D7 digitalsensors) can be arbitrarily connected to the ALMEMO input sockets. Thecomprehensive ALMEMO sensor program and the option to connect your ownsensors to ALMEMO devices is described in detail in the ALMEMO Manual (seeALMEMO Manual chapter 3 and chapter 4).All standard sensors with ALMEMO plugs are generally programmed withmeasuring range and dimension and can therefore readily be connected to every inputsocket.10.2.1. Measuring inputs and auxiliary channelsIn the standard configuration, the measuring instrument ALMEMO 500 features 20input sockets (per measuring circuit board M0 to M9) to which primarily themeasuring channels M000 0 to M009 0 (measuring circuit board 1) and M010 0 toM019 0 (measuring circuit board 2) are allocated.Since standard sensors (V5, V6, D6, and D7) can offer – if needed – up to 4 channelsand D7 sensors even a maximum of 10 channels, the channel assignment displayed inFigure 4 results. In this case, the allocation of V5 and D7 sensors to the input socketsis exemplarily illustrated.Figure 4- 18 -Channel assignment and numbering of the ALMEMO 500

10.3. Switching the data logger on and offTo switch the data logger on and off, press the ON/OFF key (6) on the CPU card. Youcan find a detailed description of the ON/OFF key in chapter 8.1- Key and switchfunctions.Switch the data logger on by pressing the key button shortly. You can find furtherinformation regarding switching on and off in chapter 9 – Initial Operation.10.4. Communicating with the data logger10.4.1. General ExplanationsBy default, the ALMEMO 500 is pre-configured as an access point with an activatedWLAN interface.The ALMEMO 500 features an integrated access point that – as delivered from thefactory – sets up a WLAN network. This access point features an own IP address andis configurable via a website. The internal DHCP server of the access p

(1) WLAN antenna (8) USB A interface for mass storage medium (2) Status display (9) Reset push button (3) Navigation keys (10) Coding switch for device addresses (Address format Gxy x left and y right coding switch) (4) Status and control lights of the CPU card (11)