Get Empowered: Data Acquisition and the Sample Set Method | Tip #12
Tip #12: Saving an instrument method with a method set
Welcome back to Get Empowered! In the last Empower Tip of the Week for Empower Chromatography Data Software (CDS), we completed our Browse Projects series and explored how to compare results from different projects.
Today I’m kicking off a new topic: Data Acquisition and the Sample Set Method. We’ll review how to use Empower Software to save an HPLC, GC, UHPLC, or UPLC instrument method with a method set.
To inject a sample or run a Sample Set Method, we need a Method Set which contains an Instrument Method.
From the Pro Interface select Browse Projects (Figure 1).
Select a project from the list and click OK (Figure 2).
Select the Methods tab (Figure 3).
Right-click in the table and select New Method, Instrument Method (Figure 4).
If you have more than one chromatography system, select the one you wish to create the new Instrument Method for and click OK (Figure 5).
Enter the parameters for the new Instrument Method. From the File menu, select Save with Method Set (Figure 6).
Enter a name for the new Instrument Method, any pertinent comments and click Save (Figure 7).
Empower then prompts you to enter a name for the Method Set. Enter the name, any pertinent comments, and click Save (Figure 8).
We now see the new instrument Method and Method Set in the Methods table (Figure 9).
A couple of final notes:
- You must log into Empower with the Pro Interface to take advantage of this feature.
- You can also do this from the Run Samples window by clicking Edit under the Instrument Method field and following steps 6 through 9 outlined above (Figure 10).
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