Is it possible to automatically assign serial numbers and can a Barcode reader be used for this?
It is not possible to automatically assign/remember the last used serial number or directly print out a label with serial number.
It is usual to use pre printed labels and seems the most viable.
When the serial number option is enabled, after the measurements for each transformer have been completed, if the next serial to be used simply follows on in sequence after the previous one, the AT3600 screen will display an option for the LAST + 1 using a soft-key (or the footswitch). This will enter the next serial number automatically and return the display to the RUN-FINISH selection.
During the writing of a test program there are several check boxes that are available under the Program - options tab in the editor. If "operator numbering, batch numbering or serial numbering" are checked the operator will be prompted to enter this data during a test. These will be available on test results.
A Barcode scanner may be used which essentially replaces the operator input via the keyboard. It will be necessary to code
the Barcode in the correct format for the serial number to be read correctly. This is discussed in Chapter 6 of the User manual section 3.2..