Presentation on theme: "GALAXY® GX2 Automated Test System"— Presentation transcript:
1 GALAXY® GX2 Automated Test System Product Presentation
2 GALAXY® GX2 Automated Test System Advanced Safety ManagementEffortless Operation
3 GALAXY GX2 Overview Replaces the current MSA GALAXY System Simplifies bump testing and calibrationOffers new features such as full data access and managementProvides a proactive vs. reactive safety platformDelivers a vastly improved user experienceEnables customers to save time, gas and moneyServes the entire ALTAIR family of products
4 Same Great GALAXY Features Testing is fully automaticNo user intervention is required at the test standTests up to 10 instruments simultaneouslyBased on MSA’s patented gas delivery systemSupplies enough gas to all ten test standsSaves time and moneyTrue standalone operationNo PC required for test stand operationDatalog access (MSA Link Pro) requires PC
5 NEW Features of GALAXY GX2 Ease of use improvementsColor touch screen with 18 language optionsEasy access to all data with the MSA Link ProDashboard view of alerts and other key informationEasy system setupCost-of-ownership savingsFaster testing and calibration – Saves timeReduced calibration gas use – Saves MoneyProactive gas detection fleet management by addressing:Gas exposure issues and trendingMissing/failed calibrations and bump testsLow calibration gas volumes and gas expiration warnings
7 Definition – Bump Test & Calibration Bump Test – Qualitative function checkCheck unit’s ability to respond to a challenge gas within a given amount time. For typical applications, a bump test is sufficient to determine the general functionality of the detector.A bump test confirms that gas entries are free and that the sensor(s) are functioning.Full Calibration – Accuracy adjustmentAdjustment of the sensor(s) output to match the known traceable calibration gas concentration. Full calibration ensures maximum accuracy of the instrument.
8 Why Bump Test and Calibrate? There are many corporate, local, or regional recommendations and/or requirements for bump testing and calibrationsWhy bump test?All sensors will eventually fail. Some fail suddenly and some fail over a long period of time. Bump testing will alert the user of a non-functional sensor. This failed condition could be a loss of sensitivity, a loss of response time, or both.Gases or vapors must be able to reach the sensor. Bump testing will alert the user if a gas inlet has become blocked, even if the blockage is not visible to the human eye.Why calibrate?All sensors will have some amount of drift over time. Calibration ensures that the instrument is reading as accurately as possible.Situations like over-exposures, introduction of poisons, heavy impacts, or extreme environmental changes can cause sensors to be less accurate. Calibration will correct for these potential uncontrollable effects.
9 Why use an Automated Test System? Makes bump testing and calibration so easy, that anyone can do itRecords/stores bump testing and calibration records for traceabilityTracks bump testing and calibrations over an entire fleet of instruments, and can provide alerts of failures or overdue unitsCan print bump receipts or calibration labels to provide visual indication of complianceCan download alarm indications, datalogs, and other information from the instruments into customizable reports so that the entire instrument fleet can be easily and proactively managedTrack gas usage, gas expiration, end of sensor life warnings, sensor replacements, and instrument history to reduce down-time and overall maintenance costs
10 Overview – Instrument Self-Test Many detectors on the market today, including MSA, perform an automatic self-test.MSA gas detectors perform a self test at instrument turn-on or after the “test” button is pressed.Self-tests generally check the electronic circuit and that sensors are present. They also typically light the display and sound the alarms so they can be verified by the user.Today’s self-tests cannot confirm gas entries are free from any blockages or that the sensor(s) are responding to gas.A Bump test is necessary to confirm that gas is reaching the sensor and that the sensor is functional.Fresh Air Set-up (FAS) is not a bump test. It only refreshes the zero point and does not indicate sensor functionality.
11 MSA RecommendationBump test frequency is often stipulated by national or corporate regulations; however, bump testing before each day’s use is the accepted best safety practice to verify proper instrument operation.Customers who want to maintain the maximum amount of accuracy may choose to calibrate each day instead of bump testing.A calibration should be performed after a failed bump test.A full calibration should be performed at regular intervals according to national standards or internal company policies, and after any failed bump tests.If high accuracy is desired, a daily calibration is allowed and will not damage the sensors or shorten their life.If a calibration of one or more sensors repeatedly fails, the sensor(s) need to be replaced or instrument should be removed for servicing.
13 Simplicity CountsGALAXY GX2 Test System provides simple and intelligentAutomated bump testingAutomated calibrationAutomated data download optionGas detection fleet management includingComplete system and gas detection controlTotal data accessDashboard overview for clear, fast information if any action is requiredReport generatingAutomated notificationsProvides traceability, complete documentation and reliability for ALTAIR family gas detectorsALTAIR, ALTAIR PRO, ALTAIR 4/4X, ALTAIR 5/5X
14 Robust industrial housing GALAXY GX2 Test StandRobust industrial housingStatus LEDGreen - Test stand fully functionalBlinking Green - Test Stand is testing or datalog downloadingBlinking yellow - Test stand error Red - last calibration or bump test failedTouch screen display
15 GALAXY GX2 Test Stand Test stand to test stand connection SD Card port USB portGas plugs – need to be in place if test stand is the farthest right
16 GALAXY GX2 Test StandFresh Air Filter – at top port if no further cylinder holder usedBarb Fittings – Ensure all five barb fittings are in place and straightenedbefore connecting a Cylinder Holder or another Test Stand
17 GALAXY GX2 Test Stand Power supply connection Test Stand Ethernet Ports –Needed for use with optional MSA Link Pro. Connect and communicate between multiple test stands. One USB port on the Master Test Stand is used to communicate with the MSA Link Pro software application on a PC.
18 GALAXY GX2 Test Stand The GALAXY GX2 System test stand comes with Pre-configured plugs, barbs, fresh air filterPower supply with corresponding plug (NA, EN, UK, Australia)Spare parts kit (gas tubing, barbs, plugs)Ethernet cable (For connection between test stands)Product CDQuick-Start GuideScreen protector
19 Important System Components Smart electronic cylinder holderIncludes integrated gas regulatorFor use with RFID-tagged MSA calibration gas cylindersNon-electronic cylinder holder (without regulator)
20 Other Gas Delivery Options Manual gas set-up allowed for non-MSA gasesEach of four gas channels will have six entry slots for gasesExpiration date only provided via RFID TagCan still directly connect gas to GALAXY GX2To reduce cost, cylinder holder not requiredLarge, floor standing cylinders can be connected
21 More Important System Components MSA Link Pro Software keyAllow advanced, procactive safety managementDigital secure USB keyAllows users to configure and change gas detector settingsEnsures only authorized users can change settings; Security step in addition to the four-digit password.
22 System Components Multi-unit charger For charging ALTAIR 4/4X or ALTAIR 5/5XTest stand printer and printer cableDetector sticker label roll (2800 labels/roll)Receipt & sticker label roll (375 labels/roll)
23 System Components End cap 4 GB SD card Laminated quick start guide Protects memory card and all external connections4 GB SD cardSave calibration and bump recordsLaminated quick start guideType Omega DIN rail (perforated, steel, zinc-plated)In 0.5 m, 1 m and 2 m
25 Ease of Use Pre-connected gas tubing and communication path Fast, easy and error-free setup, simple extensionCombine up to 10 different test stands and four cylinder holders into one GALAXY GX2 bankEasily expandable systemExtreme flexibility
26 Ease of Use Color Touch Screen Multilingual - 18 languages Intuitive menu-driven operation; minimal training neededEnhanced user experience at the test standMultilingual - 18 languagesSimplifies use and reduces training
27 Ease of UseAutomatic start for instrument testing; no touch operation at the test standSimple to use touch-free testingMinimal training neededCan be set-up to meet the specific needs of the userFunction as a completely stand-alone system (no PC required)With a local PC orAs a complete network solution
28 Ease of Use MSA Link Pro Software Easy access: test data, field datalogs, system configurationEasy point-and-click data sorting
29 Cost of Ownership Reduction Optimized for MSA XCell SensorsFast response time combined withSmart stability-based calibration algorithms in the GALAXY GX2Faster bump testsFaster span calibration timeMinimize time and gas usage…saves you money
30 Cost of Ownership Reduction Simultaneous testing or calibration of up to 10 gas detectors in parallelSaves employee’s time and overall maintenance costsRemote setting changes of instruments via digital secure USB keyEasy change of setting to an entire instrument fleetReducing downtime, maintenance time and costs
31 Cost of Ownership Reduction Fully automated calibration gas recognition by MSA RFID-tagged calibration gas cylinderAutomatically enters gas cylinder informationProviding exceptionally easy setup and ensures the use of correct gasEasily track gas usage and gas expiration
32 Proactive Safety - MSA Link Pro Software Dashboard view, with ability to filterEnd-user knows at a glance if action is required
33 Proactive Safety - MSA Link Pro Advanced MSA Link Pro SoftwareAt a glance dashboard overviewClear, fast information if any action requiredProactively manage safety by addressing gas exposure information and missing or failed calibrations and bump testsQuery the system for gas exposures or detectors overdue for bump/cal, and then responses to users
34 Manage Safety = MSA Link Pro Give customers access to the data they want and make it usableAccess to all Testing DataBump & Calibration RecordsAccess to all DatalogLo, High, TWA, STEL ExposuresSession & PeriodicAccess to GALAXY banksView gas pressure and expiry status (MSA gas)Configure GALAXY systems remotely
35 Manage Safety = MSA Link Pro Ability to sort and report with one clickEnd-user customizablePrint and/or save individual calibration & bump reportsCalibration/Bump RecordsPrint and/or save exposure records
36 Proactive Safety – MSA Link Pro Software Reporting page example
37 Proactive Safety – MSA Link Pro Software Reporting page example
38 Proactive Safety – Smart Cylinder Holder Electronic cylinder holder offers:RFID tag readings (on MSA labeled calibration gas)Fully automated calibration gas setup providing part numbers, gas types, concentrations, expiration date and lot numberReduction of user errorsTraceabilityLive diagnostics by active monitoring of pressure and gas expirationsLow calibration gas volume and expiration warnings
39 Proactive Safety – Smart Cylinder Holder Pre-warn – visual clues to cal gas status viaLight band and three LED colors – green, yellow, redalertsMSA Link Pro software dashboards alertsView status at a glance
40 Proactive SafetyPrint calibration stickers for gas detectors and cal & bump receiptProvide easy and fast user informationCal Sticker
41 Proactive Safety End-of-Sensor-Life Warnings Automated e-mail alerts Reports or notifications can be generated for XCell sensor End-of-Sensor-Life warningsAllows proactive maintenance & reduced downtimeAutomated alertsList of conditions and events can be sent via the test stand or MSA Link Pro software with an active network connection
42 Integrated Multi-Charger Cost- and space-effective designCan be used:IndependentlyAttached to GALAXY GX2 bankAvailable forALTAIR 4/4X or ALTAIR 5/5X
44 How Does It Work? GALAXY GX2 looks for instrument via IR Once inserted, GALAXY GX2 reads instrument configuration and starts automaticallyInstrument is automatically tested according to the setup of the GALAXY GX2Bump test onlyCalibration onlyBump test and if instrument failed, calibration of instrumentAutomatic instrument data download option can be set-up
45 Easy Operation Insert instrument into test stand* Wait for pass/fail indicationGreen (PASS) meansRed (FAIL) means*Note – For ALTAIR and ALTAIR Pro models, the button on the instrument must be pressed prior to inserting unit into the test stand
47 Ease of Use Effortlessly Test, Calibrate, Download Extremely simple to useAutomatic startOperates without the touch of a single button at the test standColor touch screenEnhances user experience at the test stand18 languages available for test stand and MSA Link ProSimplifies usage and reduces trainingVery flexible systemCompletely stand-alone system – No PC or controller requiredCan also be used with local PC or as a complete network solutionCombine up to 10 different test stands and 4 cylinder holders into one GALAXY GX2 bank
48 Cost of Ownership Save Time, Save Gas, Save Money Optimized for MSA XCell SensorsUp to 50% reduction in cost of ownership, based on reduced calibration gas expenses and reduced testing and calibration timeSimultaneously test or calibrate up to 10 gas detectorsSaves employee’s time and overall costsFully automated calibration gas recognition by MSA RFID-tagged calibration gas cylinderExceptionally easy setup; ensures correct gas usageEasily track gas consumption and gas expirationBuilt-in pressure transducer alerts for low gas volume
49 Proactive Safety Command, Control, Configure MSA Link Pro SoftwareProactively manage safety by addressing gas exposure information and missing or failed calibrations and bump testsAt a glance dashboard overviewClear, fast information if any action requiredTotal record-keeping for compliance and trendingComplete documentation; one-click easy access and reportingAutomated alertsHighlights if certain action requiredLow calibration gas volume and expiration warningsProvided by the GALAXY GX2 System and via advanced MSA Link Pro SoftwarePrint calibration stickers for gas detectorsProvides easy and fast user information
50 GALAXY® GX2 Automated Test System Advanced Safety ManagementEffortless OperationQuestions?