Frequently Asked Questions

Applications

Q. What kind of samples can I test using this system?

A. Powders, capsules, tablets, foods, electronic components, cosmetics, medical devices etc

Communication and Power

Q. How is the system powered?

A. The basestation is powered by USB connection to the laptop and the logger cap is powered by a 9 volt battery.

Q. What is the communication range for logger caps to basestation?

A. The distance is approximately 15 metres line of sight 

Humidity Capsules

Q. What relative humidity range is covered by the humidity capsules?

A. The range is 0-95% rh in 5% steps. For example 5% 10% 15% etc.

Q. How do I know which humidity capsule to order?

A. The humidity capsule datasheet provides the humidity capsule part code required to generate the relative humidity required at the test temperature.

Q. How long do the humidity capsules last during a test?

A. This will vary depending on the type of capsule used and the test temperature. This information can be found on the datasheet for humidity capsules.

Logger Cap

Q. How many readings does the logger cap memory store?

A. 8,300 Temperature and Relative Humidity readings

Q. How long before the memory of a logger cap is full?

A. Depends on the sampling rate: If taking readings every 5 minutes will last for 28 days, 30 minutes – 170 days and one hour – 341 days. A test can continue indefinitely by resetting the logger cap as the memory nears capacity for which you will be warned in advance by the Amebis Control Software.

Q. How is the logger cap powered?

A. By a 9V battery

Q. How do I obtain the data that has been recorded on a logger cap?

A. The data can be downloaded wirelessly to your computer or by docking the logger cap on the basestation.

Q. How does the logger cap work?

A. The logger cap contains an RF transceiver as does the basestation (which is connected and powered by a laptop). Once a logger cap is connected to a sensor cap and initiated it can then communicate wirelessly with the Amebis Control Software via the basestation. The logger cap can also communicate with the basestation when the logger cap is connected to the docking station on the basestation.

Operating Conditions

Q. At what temperatures can I test my samples?

A. The Amebis system can be used at any temperature between 0˚C and 80˚C.

Q. How many tests can I set up at a time?

A. There is no limit to the amount of tests which can be set up, however the maximum number of tests  per run is 20.

Q. How long can I set up a test to run for?

A. A test can be set up to run from 1 hour to 3 years. The test time can be changed at any time.

Q. How long does it take to set up the Amebis system?

A. To download the software and configure the system should take no longer than 45 minutes. At this stage you will be ready to set up tests.

Sensor Cap

Q. How do the sensor caps work?

A. The sensor cap contains a Rotronic sensor which reads the temperature & humidity. The sensor is powered form a logger cap via the d-sub connector once the logger cap is attached. The logger cap requests a reading from the sensor at intervals set by the user.

Software

Q. Can we obtain the Amebis Control Software pre-installed on a laptop

A. Yes. Please contact Amebis for details

Temperature Control

Q. How is the temperature controlled with the Amebis System?

A. Can use your own incubator or the Amebis Temperature Control Cabinet which can control the temperature between 5°C and 65°C (see technical datasheet)

Test Chamber

Q. Is there a bigger chamber available other than the current test chamber?

A. Not at the moment

Q. Are the test chambers re-useable?

A. The test chambers can be re-used if required.