QmixElements

Software

QmixElements

Laboratory Automation Platform

More than just device control

Our QmixElements software is a comprehensive, plugin-based and modular software solution for controlling CETONI devices using a joint graphical user interface. The software consists of a system core, providing basic functions and services, such as the application window, the event log or the tool bar.

This basic system is supplemented by device-specific or application-specific software modules, the Qmix plugins. Depending on the device configuration and the device type, this makes it possible to quickly set up a tailor-made software solution with a uniform graphical user interface. If you expand your Qmix system with new modules at a later date, the software can be easily expanded as well to accommodate the new plugins.


Start screen

Start Screen

For a perfect Start

The QmixElements start screen helps new users get acquainted with the software and working with the program. Large symbols, a clear layout and short explanatory tips make it easy to take the first step with this new software and learn about device configuration, without consulting the manual. The supplied demo configuration lets you test all of the features in a simulated environment and without genuine device drivers.


QmixElements Process Data Graph

Recording and Visualizing Process Data

variables and their temporal changes. The process data diagram plugin lets you visualized process data of various devices or values of I/O and controller channels (e.g. analog or digital inputs/outputs, flow rate) live and in real-time, and recognize trends in their early stages. Simple configuration through drag & drop or saving diagrams in different image formats (PNG, JPG, PDF…) are but a few of the many highlights of this product.

Alternatively, you can use the datalogger plugin to record all process data in CSV-files. These CSV- files can be directly processed by many spreadsheet programs, like Excel or Libre Office Calc. This lets you log your test results permanently and analyze and evaluate them in a spreadsheet application of your choice.

Process Data Graph
CSV Logfiles
Logger Configuration

QmixElements script editor screenshot

Powerful Script System

Programming made Easy

Our Qmix Elements software features a powerful script system to automate processes. Programming these scripts does not require programming skills, but is done graphically. All functions can be dragged by mouse click from the script pool to the script editor and configured there in a very simple way. Creating Qmix scripts is easy, intuitive and fun.


QmixElements Device Configurator

Device Configurator

Build your own Qmix System

The QmixElements device configurator lets you create your own device configurations. Would you like to remove a module from your Qmix system or did you expand your system with new Qmix modules? Not a problem, thanks to the Qmix device configurator. Simply drag individual modules from the device list and drop them it into your device configuration. Then start the configuration wizard – simple, fast and intuitive.

Drag & Drop

The device configurator includes a device list showing all supported devices. To create a configuration, simply drag the respective devices from the device list and drop them in the work area with the current configuration. In this way you can simply arrange your individual device configuration.


Project Management

Project Management

All your data and settings in one project

The QmixElements project management system lets you save all the data, settings and parameters you configured through the software in a project. All of the important parameters, such as device configuration, device names, dynamic control channels or I/O channel scaling values can be saved in a project. Saved data will be restored when you switch between projects.

This makes it much easier to restore settings of previous projects, archive recorded data or share complete projects and all of their settings with other employees.


QmixElements neMESYS Plugin

neMESYS Plugin for QmixElements Software

Pump Software that is Fun to Use

The neMESYS plugin incorporates all neMESYS syringe pumps into the QmixElements software suite. This plugin provides you with powerful pump features, which you won’t find anywhere else. The clearly laid-out, attractive user interface gives you a good overview of all important parameters, such as syringe filling level, configured syringes, dosing direction, current flow rate, current valve position or the current pressure.

Highlights

Simple, Intuitive and Powerful
  • Graphical display of syringe size, filling levels and valve position
  • SI units for volumes and flow rates are freely selectable (ml, nl, ml/s ...)
  • The syringe wizard guides you through the configuration of new syringes
  • Real-time display of current values, such as flow rate, syringe filling level or dosed volume
  • Coloration of the syringe depending on the movement direction (orange = filling, blue = dispensing, gray = stopped)

rotAXYS device + Notebook with rotAXYS Plugin

QmixElements Software

Positioning Systems perfectly under Control

The rotAXYS / neMAXYS plugins for QmixElements give you full control over your rotAXYS and neMAXYS positioning systems. The easy-to-use and clearly laid out user interface makes manual positioning easy. To traverse the systems, simply click a position on the screen or click on a container (well, tank) in the graphic display.

The current position of the positioning system, the current configuration of your worktable, including all containers and micro-titer plates as well as all other important parameters are shown to you in a clearly laid out graphical user interface.

Powerful script functions let you master even challenging positioning tasks conveniently through drag&drop. Using this form of graphical programming, you can automate processes without a lot of training.

QmixElements Plugin Gallery

A large number of QmixElements plugins are already available and included in the software. Upon request, we are happy to supply customized modules as well. At this time, the following plugins are available:

neMESYS Plugin

neMESYS Plugin

Precise dosing, creating nanoliter-accuracy fluid streams, conveniently configuring syringe parameters and switching valves – these are just some of the many features this plugin offers for the integration of neMESYS syringe pumps into your Qmix System.


Device Configurator Plugin

Device Configurator Plugin

The device configurator lets you create your own device configurations. Whenever you modify your Qmix system, for example when adding new modules, you can use the device configurator to adjust the device configuration in the software by drag&drop.


rotAXYS & neMAXYS Plugin

rotAXYS & neMAXYS Plugin

The rotAXYS and neMAXYS plugins let you control rotAXYS and neMAXYS positioning systems. Using the script functions of this plugin you can quickly and simply create complex automated positioning processes.


LED-Array Plugin

LED-Array Plugin

The LED-array plugin integrates ceLED arrays into QmixElements. It supports all functions of the LED-arrays and enables the creation of automated irradiation sequences using powerful LED-array script functions.


I/O Plugin

I/O Plugin

Whether analog or digital, input or output – this plugin lets you control and visualize all I/O parameters of the Qmix I/O module as well as the Qmix P pressure-measurement module.


Controller Plugin

Controller Plugin

The controller plugin expands the QmixElements software suite to include PID-control circuits for the precise control of Qmix Q+ and Q- heating and cooling cycles.


Valve Plugin

Valve Plugin

Qmix valve modules with their multiport valves are integrated into QmixElements and the script system using the valve plugin.


Camera Plugin

Camera Plugin

The camera plugin enables the integration of numerous different cameras into QmixElements. The plugin supports Firewire 1394 cameras (DCAM standard), various USB cameras and all standard Windows DirectShow cameras, among others.

The versatile features of this plugin include the comfortable adjustment of all camera parameters as well as the recording and storage of camera snapshots.


Video Builder Plugin

Video Builder Plugin

The video builder plugin lets you quickly create a video from images you recorded in the past, for example time- or script-controlled images from the camera or microscope plugin. In this way you can make time-lapse films of very slow microfluidic processes.

One of the highlights of this system is the integrated, optional de-shaker that reliably removes camera shake from the image material.


Image Display and Analysis Plugin

Image Display and Analysis Plugin

This plugin is the perfect addition to the camera plugin. It lets you view and analyze recorded images. Here are some of the highlights:

  • Loading and storing different image formats (PNG, JPG, TIFF...)
  • Continuous resizing of images using the mouse wheel
  • Convenient navigation within images
  • Simple measurement of image objects (units: um, mm, cm, px...)
  • Extreme enlargement without pixilation (interpolation)

Spectroscopy Plugin

Spectroscopy Plugin

The QmixElements spectroscopy plugin is our solution for an optimal integration of Qmix Lambda spectrometer modules into the QmixElements software suite. This software lets you

  • set parameters, such as integration time, filters, baseline correction, etc.
  • Recording script-controlled spectrums
  • Creating analysis channels
  • Running chemometric analyses

Tube Pump Plugin

Tube Pump Plugin

The plugin for tube pumps lets you control multiple tube pumps simultaneously. You can keep track of all pump parameters through the well laid-out user interface. One highlight of this plugin is powerful script functions for the creation of simple or complex time-controlled dosing processes.


Process-Data Diagram Plugin

Process-Data Diagram Plugin

The process-data diagram plugin lets you record process data of any device (e.g. current axis position, syringe filling level, etc.) or values of I/O and controller channels (analog inputs and outputs, digital inputs and outputs). This makes it possible to visualize, record and permanently log process data changes over time.

  • Simple configuration through drag&drop
  • Saving diagrams in various different image formats (PNG, JPG, PDF…)
  • Continuous resizing of images using the mouse wheel
  • Convenient navigation within diagrams
  • Displaying and hiding individual curves

Data Logger Plugin

Data Logger Plugin

The data logger plugin is a powerful tool for recording any type of process data from any type of device in the form of CSV files. These CSV files can be loaded directly into many spreadsheet programs, such as Excel or Libre Office Calc, as well as processed and analyzed by them.


Script System Plugin

Script System Plugin

This plugin expands the QmixElements software suite with a powerful script system for the automation of processes. From a simple graphical interface the plugin converts QmixElements into a complete lab automation system.


Space Navigator Plugin

Space Navigator Plugin

This plugin integrates the innovative 3D input devices made by 3Dconnexion into QmixElements, enabling intuitive, simultaneous and precise control of multiple axes on AXYS positioning systems or micrometer-level control of multiple microscope axes.


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Christian Kirscht

I look forward to speaking with you!

Christian Kirscht

Sales & Application Manager

+49 (0) 36602 338-26

christian.kirscht@cetoni.de