You did not say whether you are using ISODAT NT 1.5 or ISODAT NT 2.0.
We in Reston are using ISODAT NT 2.0 successfully with the CombiPAL to
analyze nitrate samples. You are correct that it is not obvious as to how
one gets the correct signals to the CombiPAL.
I recommend you take the Thermo-Finnigan ISL (ISODAT Script Language)
course, which will teach you how to write ISL scripts to do this. I
recommend contacting Andreas Hilkert at Thermo <[log in to unmask]>
to see if an ISL course is scheduled soon in your neighborhood. Also, you
need to check the Configurator to make sure the COM port setting for the
CombiPAL is correct.
However, if you are using ISODAT NT 1.5, then you can use the graphical
scripts that come with this software to control the CombiPAL and you will
not need the ISL scripts. Again, check to make sure the COM port setting
is correct so that the CombiPAL is connected to the COM port to which data
is being sent.
Ty and Karen Casciotti
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Is anyone familiar with the NT version of the software for driving the
We have designed our own sample tray, and while it is easy to reset the
Combi-Pal so that it goes to the righ places on the tray, it is not
obvious how to get Isodat NT to send the correct signal to combi pal.
One can send a number to the Combipal to say which method to use, but not
which tray definition to use. I suspect this is hidden in the scripts
within Isodat, but not sure where to start looking.
Any advice would be most appreciated.
University of Washington