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  HAAKE RheoWin Software, version 4.63.0004
 Download the RheoWin files
This is a fully executable version of RheoWin 4.

Please note: In order to be able to install RheoWin 4 on your computer you need a RheoWin 4 License Key !

Download the following *.ZIP file and copy them to a single (temporary) directory on your hard drive.

Then unzip the *.ZIP file using any suitable unzip program.

Please note: For Windows XP (only) also download and install the Window XP Imaging.dll patch.

In case you do not have an (UN)ZIP program you can download a freeware ZIP program  from the following Web-site : http://www.ozemail.com.au/~nulifetv/freezip/index.html.

Example and template files for version 4.60.0001 and newer
Install the latest example and template files.

The examples and template files in the following ZIP file are already included in the RheoWin 4.63.0004 installation.


Updates for version 4.63.0004

There are currently no updates specifically for this version, but see the following paragraph.

RheoWin 4.63.00xx and Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10
RheoWin 4.63.00xx is compatible with Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10, all in both the 32 bit and 64 bit versions.

When using RheoWin 4.63.00xx under a Windows 7, 8, 8.1 or 10 N version, the latest version of the Windows Media Feature Pack (for that Windows version) must be installed.

 The following update/patch is needed for all RheoWin 4.xx.xxxx versions prior to version 4.63.0002 running on Windows 10 version 1607 (the so-called anniversary update from august 2016) in which Microsoft made some unexpected modifications.


RheoWin 4.63.00xx and Windows XP
Windows XP Imaging.dll patch

Please note: This patch is needed for every installation of RheoWin 4.63.00xx under Windows XP even when no camera is used.
 
Virtual com port driver for Viscotester D and Viscotester E

The virtual com port driver for the Viscotester D and Viscotester E is available for download here.

 

Virtual com port driver for SC and AC circulators

The virtual com port driver for the new SC and AC circulators is available for download here.

 

Updates/Downloads for Foculus camera (RheoScope module)

New FGControl software and drivers for Windows 7, 8, 8.1 and 10 64-bit and 32-bit

For Windows 7, 8, 8.1 and 10 both in the 32-bit and the 64-bit versions the use of the new FGControl software and drivers is obligatory.

Older FOControl software and drivers for Windows XP 32-bit only

For Window XP 32-bit the use of the older FOControl software and drivers is obligatory.


Supported rheometers, viscometers, temperature control systems and other devices
  • RheoWin 4 currently supports the following HAAKE instruments:
    Rheometers Viscometers Circulators Temp.Controllers
    MARS 40      
    MARS 60 new Viscotester iQ Air    
    MARS I Viscotester iQ DC5 TC80
    MARS II VT550    
    MARS III   F6, N6 TC81
    RheoStress 6000 RotoVisco 1 F8, N8 TC500
    RheoStress 3000   DC30, DC50 TC501
    RheoStress 600 VT6L, VT6R, VT7L, VT7R F3C  
    RheoStress 300 VT7L-plus, VT7R-plus Phoenix UTC
    RS150     CTC (Oven)
    RS80 VT D, VT E Dynamax  
    RS75     MTMC (MARS III)
    RT20   SC150, ACxxx, PCxxx** UTMC
    RheoStress 1  *   ACCEL**  
    RheoScope 1      
  • * RheoWin 4 currently does not support the first series of RheoStress 1 instruments, for these instrument only RheoWin 3.x upto version 3.5x can be used.
    The first series of RheoStress 1 instrument can be recognized by the silver coloured drive motor shaft.
    The second series of RheoStress 1 instrument have a dark coloured drive motor shaft.
  • ** A firmware update may be needed for these devices to be compatible with RheoWin, see here.
  • RheoWin 4 does not support older instruments like the RT10, VT500, VT501 and the RV20+RC20/RV30 with CV20, CV100, M5 or M10. For these instruments please use RheoWin 2.97.
  • RheoWin 4 does not support the RS100 1 Ncm, the RS100 5 Ncm und the RS50.
    For these instruments please use RheoWin 3.61.

  • The new FGControl driver for the (RheoScope) Foculus camera is compatible with
    the 32-bit and 64-bit Windows versions of Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1.
  • The older FOControl driver for the Foculus camera is compatible with Windows XP 32-bit only.
  • The driver for the previously used Sony XCD-X710 camera is only compatible
    with RheoWin 4.50.00xx under Windows XP 32-bit.
     
Supported operating systems
  • RheoWin 4.63.00xx has been tested to run under the following Windows operating systems:

    - Windows 10 (both the 32-bit and the 64-bit version).
    - Windows 8.1 (both the 32-bit and the 64-bit version).
    - Windows 8 (both the 32-bit and the 64-bit version).
    - Windows 7 (both the 32-bit and the 64-bit version).
    - Windows XP 32-bit with or without any Service Pack.
      Please note: The Windows XP imaging.dll patch must be applied, see above under Updates)
     
  • RheoWin 4.63.00xx is currently NOT supported for use under the following operating systems:

    - Windows Vista with or without any Service Pack.
     
  • RheoWin 4.63.00xx can not be installed and consequently will NOT run and/or is not supported for use
    under the following Microsoft Windows operating systems (or any other operating system)

    - Windows ME
    - Windows 98 SE
    - Windows 98 with Y2K update and Internet Explorer 4.01 SP2
    - Windows 95
    - Windows 3.x
    - Windows NT3.x
    - Windows 2000 with Service Pack 1 (or higher)
    - Windows NT4.0 with Service Pack 6 and Internet Explorer 6
     
  • We recommend the use of a PC according to the specifications given by Microsoft for the operating system used.
     
Rheowin 4 license key
In order to be able to install this version of RheoWin on your computer you will need a valid RheoWin 4 license key. A RheoWin 3 or a RheoWin 2 key will not enable you to install RheoWin 4.0.

A separate license key is needed for installing the tools for FDA 21 CFR part 11 compliance. A separate license key is also needed to install the TTS (Time Temperature Superposition), Spectra and MWD (Molecular Weight Distribution) tools as well as for the installation of some other optional software features.

The keys for RheoWin 4 consist of a company name, serial number and the key code. When you receive the key per e-mail this information will be stored in a *.key or *.txt file which can be opened and viewed by using any text-editor (Notepad, Write, Word, etc.).

The key information must either be entered manually (as in previous versions) or loaded from the supplied *.txt file (this is new for version 4.40) during the installation process.


A Key-Diskette for RheoWin 2.x or a RheoWin 3.x key will NOT enable you to install RheoWin 3, however the upgrade from RheoWin 2 or RheoWin 3 to RheoWin 4 is free of charge (shipping and handling costs may apply).

In order to request a RheoWin 4 license key download the RheoWin Key order form fill it out as completely as possibly, save it and send it to support.mc.de[at]thermofisher.com (replace [at] by @). You will then receive your new key per e-mail.
 

Installation of RheoWin 4
RheoWin 4 can be installed parallel to an existing RheoWin 2.xx and/or RheoWin 3.xx installation if needed. Please note that RheoWin 4 can read RheoWin 2.xx and 3.xx data, job and page files (backward compatibility), but that older RheoWin version can not read files saved by newer versions!! RheoWin 2.xx, 3.xx and 4.xx should ALWAYS be installed in different directories.
 

RheoWin 4.63.00xx can be installed, as an Upgrade installation, over an existing RheoWin 4.20.00xx, RheoWin 4.30.00xx, RheoWin 4.4x.00xx and RheoWin 4.50.00xx version, without deinstalling the older version first. In this case the settings from the previous installation are automatically used for the new version.

Here's how to install RheoWin:

  1. Please read the document new.doc BEFORE installing RheoWin 4!
     
  2. Please note that (Windows) Administrator rights are needed to install RheoWin!
     
  3. Upgrade installation:
    In case the settings of the previous installation should be used used for the new
    installation the previous version must not be deinstalled before the new version is
    installed.
    Please note: The 'upgrade installation' can only be used for an existing
    RheoWin 4.20.00xx, RheoWin 4.30.00xx or RheoWin 4.4x.00xx installation!
    Please note: For older RheoWin versions (version 4.10.00xx and older) the 'Upgrade
    installation
    ' method can not be used, that means that the 'New installation' method
    (see 3b below) must be used, in this case the settings of the previous installation
    will not be available in the new installation.

    New installation:
    Deinstall (remove) any previous RheoWin 4 version first (if applicable):
    Click the Windows Start button, then select Settings, then select Control Panel,
    in the Control Panel select Add or Remove Programs, in the list of programs select
    HAAKE RheoWin and then click on the Change/Remove button and follow the instructions.

    Please note: In this case the settings from a previous installation will be lost and can
    not be automatically used for the subsequent new installation!
     
  4. Starting the installation program from a directory on your harddisk in which you unzipped the *.ZIP file :
    To install RheoWin from harddisk go to the (temporary) directory in which
    you unzipped the *.ZIP file after downloading. Please make sure that you
    have the following file in that directory: Setup.exe
    To start the installation please run the Setup.exe program.

    Starting the installation program from the RheoWin CD :
    This CD is "self-starting", just click on "Install HAAKE RheoWin 4" to start the installation.
    In case the installation screen does not come up automatically you can start it by
    double-clicking on the file "index.htm" in the Windows explorer, this will show the
    installation screen in your web-browser.
    You can also start the installation by run the setup.exe program from the RheoWin
    directory on the CD


The installation program will guide you through the installation. Please make sure that you have a RheoWin 4 License Key (see above) readily available since the installation program will ask for this.

For a detailed and complete description of the RheoWin installation see the HAAKE RheoWin Installation and 21 CFR part 11 configuration User Guide, which is available on the RheoWin CD and can be downloaded using the following links:

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Last updated on: 24.01.2017 by Jint Nijman