This Information Applies To: Agilent 4150 and 4200 TapeStation systems.
The TapeStation controller software displays a warning message, notify users to replace the needle after 3840 piercings. If the maximum number of 4480 pierces is reached, further analysis is inhibited. Exchanging the needle when the warning message appears ensures optimal piercing of the ScreenTape.
Needle Change Cartridge (p/n 5067-5783)
Steps to Follow
Exchange the piercing needle
Caution: Turning off the instrument during the calibration procedure after the needle exchange will result in a fail of all subsequent analysis. Turning off the instrument during calibration will require a different new needle change cartridge.
Caution: The Needle Change Cartridge cannot be inserted into the ScreenTape nest in normal operation mode. It is required to start the needle exchange process by software first, this will open the ScreenTape nest.
Tip: If the new pierce needle was transferred to the instrument but the automated calibration fails, the system shows dialog boxes, which help to correct this issue. These dialog boxes cannot be turned off. If the correction attempts are unsuccessful, execute the System Verification (Tools > System Diagnostics > Run Tests > System Verification) then export the logs as explained in the article How to Export Agilent TapeStation Logs. Send these logs to technical support. The contact details for your local support team can be found on the Contact Us page.
|Learn how to effectively operate your TapeStation System:
Agilent 4200 TapeStation System Manual on Agilent.com
Agilent 4150 TapeStation System Manual on Agilent.com
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