Linkam LINK System Control and Image Capture Software

Take control of your experiment.

Linkam’s LINK software for Windows is designed for use with T96 (and T95) controllers. LINK has a range of modules available including Image Capture, TASC (Thermal Analysis by Surface Characterization), Measurement and 21 CFR 11.

Why LINK?

  • Uncluttered and intuitive user interface
  • Live display of current status for easy monitoring
  • Full control of heating and cooling rates, limit and hold time of up to 100 ramps
  • Row by row control of vacuum, humidity, tensile force and shear modes controllable and synchronized with temperature
  • Parameters of connected Linkam sensors displayed and stored – e.g. vacuum, humidity, force, XY position and pressure (dependent on connected stage type)
  • Real time chart of temperature and other measured parameters
  • Trigger I/O for synchronization with other equipment
  • Triggers recorded and plotted row by row
  • Automatic setup of controls and parameter limits based on stage type connected
  • Full five point temperature calibration
  • USB 2.0 to T96 and CSS450 Controllers
  • Optional modules including Linkam Imaging Systems with high performance cameras
  • Includes .NET Component for easy integration into 3rd party applications e.g. LabView
  • Native 64 bit application

To get more out of your Linkam stage, add one of the LINK Imaging Systems to record images of your sample automatically during your experiment. Adding imaging to your system greatly enhances its capabilities allowing you to directly monitor and analyse changes to the physical characteristics of your material, such as color, size and shape.

LINK supports the Linkam T96, T95 and CSS450 controllers only and is a native 64 bit application compatible with Windows 7 64 bit and Windows 10 64 bit.

Upgrade

If you have a T95 controller and are using LinkSys32 why not upgrade to LINK? With additional features and 64 bit Windows support, now is a great time to upgrade. The new five point temperature calibration makes it easier than ever to ensure your data is spot on. The row by row control of parameters such as Vacuum, Humidity or Tensile Force makes even the most complex experiments easy to set up. All your LinkSys32 data can be imported into LINK ensuring continuity of data.

Contact Linkam or your local Linkam distributor for more information on how to upgrade your LinkSys32 to the new LINK.

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LINK Core

  • Easy to use and intuitive interface
  • Full control of all Linkam stages
  • Manual and automated control of temperature and other parameters
  • Real time chart of temperature and other measured parameters
  • Row by row control of vacuum, humidity, tensile force and shear modes controllable and synchronised with temperature
  • Parameters of connected Linkam sensors displayed and stored – e.g. vacuum, humidity, force, XY position (dependent on connected stage type)
  • Trigger I/O for synchronisation with other equipment
  • Triggers recorded and plotted row by row
  • A profile can contain up to 100 ramps
  • Full five point temperature calibration
  • Data export to standard CSV format for further analysis
  • USB 2.0 to T96
  • Native 64 bit application

OPTIONAL MODULES

LINK Imaging System

  • Automated image capture with ramp
  • Distance calibration (Reticule supplied)
  • Image capture synchronised with temperature
  • Images stamped with temperature, time and other measured parameters
  • Image export – multiple image types supported
  • Images linked to temperature chart for easy review
  • Image capture at up to 30fps
  • Gallery view
  • Movie generator

LINK 21CFR11

  • 21 CFR 11 compliance module for LINK
  • Access control via Windows logon
  • Supports user level management
  • Audit trail
  • NB Users need to be a member of a Domain Group

LINK Extended Measurements

  • Multiple image measurement tools for distance, angle and area
  • Fully calibrated measurements
  • Annotation tools
  • Measurements and annotations can be burned into the image for quick and easy analysis

LINK TASC (Thermal Analysis by Surface Characterization)

  • LINK Extended Measurements adds a new level of analysis and annotation

LINK SDK

  • Full software development kit
  • .NET DLL for easy integration into 3rd party application
  • Ideal for OEMs to integrate full stage control into their systems
  • Compilable code snippets
  • Processor: Intel Core i3-series ( > 2.3 GHz)
  • Intel 7 series “Ivy Bridge” Chipset Motherboard (or later)
  • Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 or Windows 7 (64 bit only). Windows 8 and 8.1 are not supported
  • Memory: 8GB RAM
  • Display: 1920 x 1080 or greater resolution
  • HDD: 200Gb
  • Free USB 2.0/3.0 port for connection to a Linkam Temperature Controller
  • Additional free USB 2.0/3.0 port if using a Linkam Imaging Station
  • Optional internet connection for download
  • NB – LINK only supports Linkam T95 or T96 controllers.

If using the LINK-DV image capture module the following additional requirements apply:

  • Processor requirement increased to: Intel Core i7-series ( > 3 GHz)
  • Free USB 3.0 port

Please ensure that the PC BIOS and chipset drivers are updated to their latest versions and that all Windows updates are applied. Older driver versions may cause connectivity issues with LINK.

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