Guralp Systems Limited
MAN-T60-0002 - 6TD Operator's Guide

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1. Preliminary Notes 2. Introduction 3. First encounters 4. Installing the 6TD 5. Configuration with Scream! 6. Calibrating the 6TD 7. Command-line interface 8. Updating the 6TD 9. Connector pin-outs 10. Specifications 11. Revision history

Section Index: 3.1. Unpacking and packing 3.2. Test installation 3.3. Testing several instruments together

Chapter 3. First encounters

3.1 Unpacking and packing

The 6TD seismometer is delivered in a single transportation case. The packaging is specifically designed for the 6TD and should be reused whenever you need to transport the sensor. Please note any damage to the packaging when you receive the equipment, and unpack on a safe, clean surface. For each instrument in the packaging, you should have received:

If you have ordered several instruments with a “smart” case, you can test them together using power and data distribution units inside the case: see section 3.3.

Assuming all the parts are present, stand the seismometer in the centre of a bench and identify its external features:

If the Ethernet interface is fitted, you will also be supplied with a Lantronix configuration cable (part number CAS-PEP-0041).

If the Wi-Fi interface is fitted, you will also be supplied with a small aerial for testing purposes and a Lantronix configuration cable (part number CAS-PEP-0041).

3.1.1 Serial number

The sensor's serial number can be found on the label stuck to the top lid of the sensor. You should quote this serial number if you need assistance from Güralp Systems.

3.2 Test installation

This section gives an overview of how to set up a 6TD and begin recording data. We recommend that you set up a test instrument in your office or laboratory as a “dry run” to gain a basic understanding of the system and to check that it is functioning as expected.

This test installation will use the instrument's default settings. Data will be received using Güralp Systems' Scream! software, available from the website

http://www.guralp.com/

You will need access to a PC with a nine-pin RS232 port, and a 10 to 28 Volt DC power source. If your PC does not have an RS232 port, you can use an RS232 to USB convert cable. Güralp recommend convertors based on the FTDI chip-set.

3.3 Testing several instruments together

6TD instruments can be ordered in sets of five, with each set delivered in a single, rigid polyurethane transport case.

The sensors are packed so that you can huddle-test the sensors and view data in Scream! without needing to unpack them. The case includes a built-in power distribution system, a multi-port serial-to-USB hub and a FireWire hub.

6TD-many-in-case

The power and data distribution boxes are located at the front of the case.

6TD-smart-case-power-unit 6TD-smart-case-data-unit

The power supply and combined USB data output cables can be accessed through a waterproof port on the outside of the case.

6TD-smart-case-corner

To test the instruments:

PreviousNext

1. Preliminary Notes 2. Introduction 3. First encounters 4. Installing the 6TD 5. Configuration with Scream! 6. Calibrating the 6TD 7. Command-line interface 8. Updating the 6TD 9. Connector pin-outs 10. Specifications 11. Revision history