UV light on Hamilton STAR

does anyone know how to turn it on? :sweat_smile:

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not a complete answer, but maybe a first step:

On Vantage (next generation of STAR) there is the following:

return await self.send_command(
      module="C0AM",
      command="LI",
      li={
        "on": 1,
        "off": 0,
        "blink": 2,
      }[mode],
      os=intensity,
      ok=blink_interval or 750, # default non zero value
      ol=f"{white} {red} {green} {blue} {uv}",
    )

From VStarTranslator.log (it appears that “Venus on Vantage” just translates firmware commands to the vantage language)

C0STid0135sp100sf2so1sj000 -> C0AMLIid0135li1os100ol0 0 100 0 0

could sf be an index into the 5-tuple for wrgbu? Command ST is undocumented in C0.pdf… would love to hear what you find out.

(safety warning: uv is dangerous)

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It is controlled via a library that is also used for the HEPA filters. I’m sure @NickHealy_Hamilton or @EricSindelar_Hamilton can help you out here.

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Actually depend on machine and model. but both have a button or touch screen to turn it on and off. Also the HEPA library works for that.

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hm, no luck. Tried:

await lh.backend.send_command(
    module="C0",
    command="ST",
    sp=100,
    sf=2,
    so=1,
    sj=000
)

And got

STARFirmwareError: {'Master': CommandSyntaxError('Unknown command')}, C0STid0010er01/30

Me and a coworker have looked over the whole machine and haven’t been able to find any such switches :upside_down_face:

(obvious suggestion) i take it there is no venus option for this

I don’t know how to use venus :sweat_smile:

@dominik.b @Kalpesh can you provide me with a link to download the HEPA library? I’m looking here Lab Automation Forums :: Hamilton but can’t seems to find it.

@EricSindelar_Hamilton do you have any insight into this? :slightly_smiling_face:

Tomorrow I can check on my machine which command is sent to the machine to switch on/off the lights.

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that would be amazing :slightly_smiling_face:

There are a few different UV kits we’ve offered some of which are part of a HEPA assembly. It sounds like you may have a standalone unit? Does it look like the image below with just the light on top and the front UV shield for the autoload opening?

image

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Yes, it looks just like that!

See this link for the installation and user manual. Per the manual, the installation of the STARline UV light kit should only be performed by a trained service engineer.

See this link for the software to control the UV.

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wow, incredible, thank you!!

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