Technical Issues - Leybold Monitoring Report
FilmStar MONITOR includes three BASIC macros for managing Leybold SyrysPRO data transfer to OMS 4000 optical monitors:
These macros require that you install the freely available Chilkat XML library.
For SyrusPRO machines without optical monitor (or when the OMS is not used), a Monitoring Report (*.lmr) can be created with FilmStar DESIGN (XML library not required) macro SproCrystalReport.bas found in ..\Winfilm\Basic32. The output of this macro is illustrated below.
Note the inclusion of nonsense blank or zero optical monitor data. These are ignored when data are further processed by Leybold program LayerCalc2Recipe into XML recipe files. It appears that layer materials (i.e. SiO2, TiO2) are not actually defined in the LMR file; instead, they are defined in the Reference Recipe in LayerCalc2Recipe.
Note that the Reference Recipe must have the same number of layers as the Monitoring Report. LayerCalc2Recipe is quite fussy about paths; you will probably copy the LMR file to
..\LayerCalc2Recipe\Leybold monitorinreport and dispersion specifications
After processing the LMR by LayerCalc2Recipe, the XML file shown above is generated. This is the information actually transferred to the machine. FTG responsibility is to create a valid Leybold Monitoring Report. Beyond that step, all other support will be provided by Leybold software expert Martin Quinke (+49 6023 500-468). If Mr. Quinke is not available, we suggest you contact project chief Alfons Zoeller (+49 6023 500-176).
If you cannot find LayerCalc2Recipe.exe on your SyrusPRO computer hard drive, please contact Leybold for an update. It might be also be necessary to update other software on your machine. The process is exactly the same for machines with OMS 4000; in that case, however, much more data is transferred to the SyrusPRO.