How to Use Micromotion Prolink II Software to Configure and Troubleshoot Flow Meters
Micromotion Prolink II is a software tool that allows you to configure, troubleshoot, and operate Micro Motion flow meters. It is compatible with various communication protocols, such as HART, Modbus, and Service Port. It also supports different types of transmitters, including MVD, ELITE, and petroleum measurement transmitters[^1^].
In this article, we will show you how to install and use Micromotion Prolink II software to perform common tasks such as viewing process variables, changing configuration settings, saving and restoring configuration files, and accessing diagnostics data. We will also provide some tips for troubleshooting the software installation and connection issues.
Installation and Setup
To install Micromotion Prolink II software on your PC, you need to have the following requirements[^2^]:
A PC running Microsoft Windows XP or later.
A CD-ROM drive or an internet connection to download the software.
An installation kit that contains the software CD-ROM, a temporary license key, a site key request form, and a user manual.
A communication cable that connects your PC to the transmitter. The type of cable depends on the communication protocol you are using.
Follow these steps to install and set up Micromotion Prolink II software:
Insert the CD-ROM into your PC or download the software from Emerson website.
Run the setup.exe file and follow the instructions on the screen.
Generate a temporary license key by entering your name, company name, and email address. The temporary license key will allow you to use the software for 30 days.
Connect your PC to the transmitter using the appropriate communication cable. Refer to the connection diagrams in the user manual[^2^] for more details.
Launch Micromotion Prolink II software and configure the connection parameters. Select the communication protocol, baud rate, parity, and port number that match your transmitter settings.
Obtain and configure a site key by filling out the site key request form and sending it to Emerson. The site key will allow you to use the software permanently.
Configuration and Data Analysis
Once you have successfully connected your PC to the transmitter, you can use Micromotion Prolink II software to configure and analyze your flow meter data. Here are some of the features and benefits of Micromotion Prolink II software[^1^]:
Easy-to-access diagnostics that simplify troubleshooting. You can view various diagnostic parameters such as drive gain, signal strength, noise level, flow confidence, alarms, and errors.
Full configuration that enables set-up of advanced functionality, such as concentration curves and batch settings. You can navigate to different configuration tabs and change the settings according to your needs.
Data logging feature that provides valuable diagnostic information. You can record and save process variables, diagnostic parameters, alarms, errors, and configuration changes over time.
Configuration file management that facilitates saving and restoring transmitter configuration records. You can save a transmitter configuration to a file and send it to another transmitter or use it as a backup.
To access these features, you can use the main menu or toolbar buttons of Micromotion Prolink II software. For example, you can click on Process Variables button to view your key process information at a glance. You can also click on Configuration button to change your transmitter settings or click on Diagnostics button to view your diagnostic parameters.
If you encounter any problems while installing or using Micromotion Prolink II software, here are some troubleshooting tips that may help you resolve them:
If you have insufficient privileges to install or run the software on your PC, contact your system administrator or log in as an administrator.
If you have missing or corrupt Registry entries that prevent the software from running properly, uninstall ec8f644aee