Data Capture and Logging

Autoclave print-outs are fine. They have all the details of cycle. They usually find themselves stored in a show-box somewhere.

The problem arises when you need to find one. Sometimes finding the cycle record becomes vitally important.

What is it?

A computer running Linux sits between the Caplex control and the printer. The DCS intercepts the data destined for the printer, stores it in an SQL database and relays the data to the printer. The Linux operating system is chosen because of the amazing reliability.

Cycle records are stored in the SQL database is retrievable by a WEB interface by any computer on the subnet. Just point your web browser at the Linux box. Choose from the list of run dates, then the cycle run of that day. Voila!

The database can be backed up to another computer on the network or by removable media.