Shimadzu EP-90 Instruction manual

M055-E017
Shimadzu Electronic Printer
Instruction Manual
EP-90
READ AND UNDERSTAND THIS MANUAL BEFORE
OPERATION. SAVE THIS MANUAL.
Note
This instruction manual uses the following notation conventions to indicate Safety
Precautions and additional information.
Caution
Indicates a potentially hazardous situation that may
result in injury to personnel or equipment damage.
Provides additional information needed to properly use
Note
the balance.
Safety Precautions
Caution
To ensure safe and proper operation of the Printer, observe the following
precautions.
• Do not use the Printer in hazardous areas.
This includes areas where the balance is expose to dust or flammable gases
and liquids.
• Use the AC adapter specified by Shimadzu.
To prevent electric shock, never disassemble the AC adapter.
The AC adapter is designed for indoor use only. Do not use the AC adapter
in exterior environments or where it may be splashed by water.
Ensure that the power supply voltage meets the indicated range of the AC
adapter.
• Handle the printer carefully.
This printer is a precision instrument.
• Do not disassemble the printer.
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Declaration Of Conformity
Shimadzu Corporation declares that the following product:
EP-90 Electronic Printer
conforms to the following directives.
Directives
EMC directive 89/336/EEC amended by 92/31/EEC, 93/68/EEC
EN55022: 1994 / A1: 1995 / A2: 1997 (Class B)
EN55024: 1998
EN61000-3-2: 1995 /A1: 1998 /A2: 1998, EN61000-3-3: 1995
Low Voltage directive 73/23/EEC amended by 93/68/EEC
EN60950: 1992 /A1: 1993 /A2: 1993
Weighing Instruments Department
Analytical & Measuring Instruments Division
SHIMADZU CORPORATION
1, Nishinokyo-Kuwabaracho
Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto-shi
604-8511 JAPAN
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Contents
Safety Precautions
Declaration Of Conformity
1. Introduction ..........................................................................................1
2. Packing List and Component Names............................................................2
2.1 Packing list ............................................................................................................... 2
2.2 Main unit components .............................................................................................. 2
3. Installation ............................................................................................3
3.1 Installation Site......................................................................................................... 3
3.2 Power ....................................................................................................................... 3
3.3 Installation ................................................................................................................ 5
3.3.1 Connecting to power (when using AC adapter).............................................. 5
3.3.2 Loading batteries (when using batteries)........................................................ 5
3.3.3 Loading printer paper...................................................................................... 6
3.4 Connecting the Balance ........................................................................................... 8
4. Functions and Operation .....................................................................9
4.1 Key Switches and Functions.................................................................................... 9
4.2 Basic Operation.......................................................................................................11
4.3 ID Number.............................................................................................................. 12
4.3.1 Setting ID number......................................................................................... 12
4.3.2 Printing of ID number.................................................................................... 12
4.4 Sample Number ..................................................................................................... 13
4.4.1 Setting sample number................................................................................. 13
4.4.2 Printing of sample number............................................................................ 13
4.5 xK Mode ................................................................................................................. 14
4.5.1 Setting constant K......................................................................................... 14
4.5.2 Printing of the result of constant multiplication ............................................. 14
4.6 Statistic Calculation Mode ...................................................................................... 15
4.6.1 Setting statistical calculation mode............................................................... 15
4.7 Comparator Mode (checkweighing) ....................................................................... 17
4.7.1 Setting comparator thresholds...................................................................... 17
4.7.2 Turning comparator mode on ....................................................................... 18
4.7.3 Turning comparator mode off........................................................................ 18
4.8 Auto Print Mode ..................................................................................................... 19
4.9 Date Output............................................................................................................ 19
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Contents
4.10 Combined Use of Functions ................................................................................... 20
4.11 Print-out Examples by Function ............................................................................. 21
5. Communication and Other Settings..........................................................25
5.1 DIP Switches .......................................................................................................... 25
5.2 Settings................................................................................................................... 26
5.2.1 Communication Setting 1 (Baud rate)........................................................... 26
5.2.2 Communication Setting 2 (Parity) ................................................................. 26
5.2.3 Communication Setting 3 (Delimiter) ............................................................ 26
5.2.4 English / Japanese........................................................................................ 27
5.2.5 Buzzer ON/OFF ............................................................................................ 27
6. Maintenance........................................................................................28
6.1 Refilling Printer Paper ............................................................................................ 28
6.2 Replacing Ink Ribbon Cartridge ............................................................................. 28
6.3 Replacing Batteries ................................................................................................ 28
7. Troubleshooting .................................................................................29
8. Parts List .............................................................................................30
9. Specifications .....................................................................................31
10. Dimensions .........................................................................................32
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1. Introduction
1. Introduction
Shimadzu Electronic Printer EP-90 is designed to be used with Shimadzu Electronic Balances. It is
easy to operate and useful for a wide range of applications and measurement administration.
Capability of battery operation is convenient for field use and transportation. Printing method is impact
dot on normal paper, which is suitable for long-term storage. Commands for printing, taring, auto print
and other balance functions can be sent to the balance with the EP-90 printer keys. ID number,
sample number, date and time can be input when printing the measurement results. Statistic
calculation function allows up to 1000 samples to be calculated and prints out the results.
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2. Packing List and Component Names
2. Packing List and Component Names
2.1
Packing list
Unpack and verify that the following standard packed items (one each) are present.
Connection Cable
Printer Main Unit
Printer Paper and
Printer Paper Shaft
Instruction manual
AC Adapter
The shape of the supplied AC adapter may differ from the figure above.
2.2
Main unit components
(1) Power switch
(2) Key switches (Number keys and command keys)*
(4) Power connector
(5) Data I/O connector
(8) Power indication lamp
(6) Battery cover
(3) Printer paper cover
(7) LOW BATT lamp
(9) Cutter
*Refer to “4.1 Key Switches and Functions” for the names and functions of key switches.
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3. Installation
3. Installation
3.1
Installation Site
Caution
For safe and proper operation, avoid sites where EP-90 is exposed to the following:
•
Corrosive or flammable gasses
•
Dust, wind, electromagnetic waves, or magnetic fields
•
Direct sunlight
•
Extreme temperature, temperature changes or humidity
3.2
Power
EP-90 can be operated either with AC adapter or with batteries.
(When using AC Adapter)
Choose a site where the standard AC adapter can be used.
Make certain the supplied power voltage meets the AC adapter's specification.
Remove batteries when using AC adapter.
(When using batteries)
Use alkaline batteries only.
Disconnect AC adapter when using batteries.
Make certain to turn power switch off after use.
Replace with new batteries promptly when LOW BATT lamp is illuminated.
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3. Installation
Caution
Observe the following instructions about handling batteries.
1.
Load batteries observing the polarity.
2.
Do not mix new and used batteries.
3.
Do not mix batteries of different kinds.
4.
Do not use any rechargeable batteries.
5.
Remove and dispose of used batteries as soon as LOW BATT lamp is illuminated.
6.
Remove batteries when printer is not in use for a long period.
Caution
Use the AC adapter supplied by Shimadzu representative only. (DC 9V-12V, 2A) Using other
adapters may cause failure. When EP-90 is not in use, disconnect AC adapter from power
source.
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3. Installation
3.3
Installation
3.3.1 Connecting to power (when using AC adapter)
Verify power switch is off.
Connect AC adapter to EP-90. Connect AC adapter to designated power source.
Switch OFF
Power
Source
Power Cable
Switch ON
The shape of the supplied AC adapter may differ from the figure above.
3.3.2 Loading batteries (when using batteries)
Disconnect AC adapter. Turn power switch OFF.
Turn over the printer main unit and remove battery cover. Load batteries as shown in the figure.
Load batteries correctly observing the polarity shown in the figure. Use alkaline batteries only.
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3. Installation
3.3.3 Loading printer paper
Connect AC adapter or load batteries.
Remove printer paper cover.
(How to remove printer paper cover)
Lift rear of printer as shown in the figure.
(When replacing, take out the remaining roll and pull out printer paper shaft.)
Verify there are no bends or folds in the paper end.
Insert printer paper shaft to the center of the paper roll as shown in the figure. (Printer paper shaft is
inserted when EP-90 is delivered)
Turn power switch ON.
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3. Installation
Keep pressing FEED key while inserting the printer paper end into the slot of the printer mechanism as
shown in the figure. Feed the paper until its end comes out.
Place printer paper shaft on the bearings and tension the paper.
Bearing
Close printer paper cover.
(How to fit printer paper cover)
Slide printer paper cover forward as shown in the figure, then lower the rear to close it.
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3. Installation
3.4
Connecting the Balance
Cable connection
Turn OFF the balance and EP-90.
Firmly attach connection cable to the I/O connectors of the balance and EP-90.
Turning power ON/OFF
Follow the sequence below when turning ON/OFF.
(1) When turning ON
Turn ON the balance first and then EP-90.
(2) When turning OFF
Turn OFF EP-90 first and then the balance.
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4. Functions and Operation
4. Functions and Operation
4.1
Key Switches and Functions
Basic operation requires keys and
functions marked by bold frame only.
Key / Name
Key category
/ Name of
attached
lamp
Function
Main
Function
Sub Function
(When Function lamp is ON) (*1)
(when
Function
lamp is OFF)
Description
Command
code sent
to the
balance(*2)
PRINT
Command key
Command the balance to send data. (*7)
D05
FEED
Command key
Feed printer paper.
None
TARE
Command key
Command the balance tare the display. (*8)
(Refer to 4.2)
(Refer to 4.2)
(Refer to 4.2)
T
0
Number key
Numeral 0
None
None
1
Number key
Numeral 1
None
None
2
Number key
Numeral 2
None
None
3
Number key
Numeral 3
None
None
4
Number key
Numeral 4
Turn ON the balance’s formulation mode.
(Ignored if the balance doesn’t have formulation
mode)
M (*6)
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4. Functions and Operation
Key / Name
Key category
/ Name of
attached
lamp
Function
Main
Function
(when
Function
lamp is OFF)
Description
Sub Function
(When Function lamp is ON) (*1)
Command
code sent
to the
balance(*2)
5
Number key
Numeral 5
Unit switching on the balance between % and
gram
G (*6)
6
Number key
Numeral 6
Turn On the balance’s animal weighing mode
(Ignored if the balance doesn’t have animal
weighing mode)
A (*6)
7
Number key
Numeral 7
Turn OFF the balance’s application mode
(formulation, animal weighing, add-on, etc.)
R (*6)
8
Number key
Numeral 8
Setting the balance’s per cent display mode
(Switching the unit to % and setting the current
load as 100 %)
% (*6)
9
Number key
Numeral 9
Turn On the balance’s Add-on mode
(Ignored if the balance doesn’t have Add-on mode)
+ (*6)
.
(decimal point)
C
(Reset)
Number key
Numeral
decimal
point
None
None
Number key
Clear
numeral
input
Clears the numerical values set by ID Number,
Sample Number, Comparator, and xK functions of
EP-90. Also clears the above four functions and
date output.
(When in statistic calculation mode, prints the
results.)
None
Command key /
Assign sub functions to part of number keys (*1)
Function lamp
None
Command key / Store the set number as the ID and prints it with the weighed
result. Maximum 10 digits.
(Refer to 4.3) ID lamp
None
No.
Store the set number as the Sample number and print it with the
Command key / mass data (weighed result). Sample number is counted up at
each data output. Maximum 10 digits.
(Refer to 4.4) No. lamp
(0000000001 to 9999999999)
None
xK
None
STAT.
None
COMP
None
FUNC
ID
Command key / Store the set number as constant K and print the mass value
multiplied by K. K: up to 8 digits including decimal point.
(Refer to 4.5) xK lamp
Command key /
Enter statistic calculation mode.
(Refer to 4.6) STAT. lamp
Command key /
Enter comparator (checkweighing) mode. (*5)
(Refer to 4.7) COMP lamp
A.P.
Command key /
Turn ON/OFF the balance’s auto print function (*3)
(Refer to 4.8) Auto Print lamp
DATE
Command key /
Receive date and time from the balance and print them. (*4)
(Refer to 4.9) DATE lamp
D06 / D09
TIME
(*1) Function lamp is turned ON and OFF every time FUNC key is pressed. Sub function is assigned to number key, only when
Function lamp is ON.
(*2) Pressing the indicated key of EP-90 is equivalent to sending the command code here from a computer to the balance. For
further information on command codes, refer to the balance’s instruction manual. When the connected balance is not
equipped with the concerned function, the command is not recognized.
(*3) This key on EP-90 only turns it ON/OFF. With balance series for which detailed conditions of auto print function can be
selected (UW/UX, BW-K/BX-K etc.), the current settings on the balance remain valid. Refer to the balance’s instruction
manual for the details. Auto print is activated even with the series for which auto print cannot be set on the balance (BL,
EL/ELB etc.). As soon as stability is resumed after sample is loaded at zero display, the mass value is automatically printed out.
(*4) Only with the balances equipped with built-in clock. Refer to the balance’s instruction manual for details of built-in clock.
(*5) Receives the mass data from the balance, then EP-90 processes it and print out the checkweighing result. This function
works separately from the checkweighing functions of UW/UX series, BW-K/BX-K series, etc. Works with any balance
connected to EP-90.
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4. Functions and Operation
(*6) Command code is output only when Function lamp is ON.
(*7) Equivalent to pressing the PRINT key of the balance
(*8) Equivalent to pressing the TARE or O/T key of the balance
Combined use of functions of EP-90 printer
X indicates available combination for simultaneous use.
ID number
X
Sample number
X
X
xK Mode
X
X
X
Comparator
X
X
X
Auto Print
X
X
X
X
X
Statistic calculation
X
Date output
ID number
Sample
number
xK Mode
Comparator
Auto Print
Combined use of functions of EP-90 printer and functions of the balance
Date output, ID number, Sample number, xK Mode of EP-90 printer can be simultaneously used with
any function of the balance that involves data output. At every mass data output, these EP-90’s
functions operate the same way as when mass data is output by pressing the print key.
(e.g.) While formulation mode of the balance is used, if ID number and Sample number
functions are ON, lines of ID/Sample numbers are inserted before each component
mass value. Turn off EP-90’s functions if they are not desired for each component.
4.2
Basic Operation
While weighed result is displayed on the balance, if PRINT key of EP-90 or PRINT key of the balance
is pressed, the displayed value will be printed out with an indication of the weighing unit.
Depending on the balance series, additional data apart from weighed results such as calibration report,
application measurement results, date and time may also be output to EP-90 for printing. The PRINT
key of the balance or the balance's function menu should be used to output such items. Refer to the
balance's operation manual for instructions.
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4. Functions and Operation
4.3
ID Number
4.3.1 Setting ID number
The ID number is a 10 digit character string which can consist of both numerals and
decimal points.
When fewer than 10 digits are entered, zeros fill in to the left of the entered numbers to
total 10 digits.
If entering more than 10 digits is attempted, an error message “ERR” is printed out.
[setting procedure]
Verify function lamp
Verify ID lamp
is off. If not, press FUNC key
is off. If not, press ID key
to turn it off.
to turn it off.
(example)
.
(1) Press Reset key
(2) Key in ID number.
(3) Press ID key
1 2 ・ 3 4 ・ 5 6
.
Print-out
ID:12.34.56
4.3.2 Printing of ID number
While ID number lamp
is on, upon printing mass data, ID number is
automatically printed as a line before mass data.
Toggle ID key
to turn ID number lamp on/off.
(example)
ID:12.34.56
_________________99.94g
In order to print the currently set ID number, press ID key
is off.
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when ID number lamp
4. Functions and Operation
4.4
Sample Number
4.4.1 Setting sample number
Sample number is counted up at each data output.
The sample number is a 10 digit integer that cannot include a decimal point.
When an integer of fewer than 10 digits is entered, zeros fill from the left to total 10
digits.
If entering an integer of more than 10 digits or a decimal point is attempted, an error
message “ERR” is printed out.
[setting procedure]
Verify function lamp
is off. If not, press FUNC key
Verify sample number lamp
to turn it off.
is off. If not, press No. key
to turn it off.
(example)
.
(1) Press Reset key
(2) Key in sample number.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
(3) Press No. key
Print-out
.
NO.0012345678
4.4.2 Printing of sample number
While sample number lamp
is on, upon printing mass data, sample number is
automatically printed as a line before mass data.
Sample number is counted up at each data output.
Toggle No. key
to turn sample number lamp on/off.
(example)
NO.0012345678
_________________49.97g
NO.0012345679
_________________49.97g
In order to print the currently set sample number, press No. key
when sample
number lamp is off.
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4. Functions and Operation
4.5
xK Mode
4.5.1 Setting constant K
The constant K is a positive number of 8 or fewer digits including one decimal point.
[setting procedure]
Verify function lamp
Verify xK lamp
is off. If not, press FUNC key
is off. If not, press xK key
to turn it off.
to turn it off.
(example)
(1) Press Reset key
.
(2) Key in constant K.
(3) Press xK key
0 ・ 5
.
Print-out
K=_________O.5
4.5.2 Printing of the result of multiplication by constant
While xK lamp
is on, the mass value from the balance is multiplied by the
constant K and printed.
Toggle xK key
to turn xK lamp on/off.
(example)
K=_________O.5
*K_______24.98
In order to print the currently set constant K value, press xK key
numeral when xK lamp is off.
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without setting
4. Functions and Operation
4.6
Statistic Calculation Mode
While STAT. Lamp
is on, EP-90 collects each mass value that is printed from the balance and
performs statistical calculations on these values when each set is complete.
4.6.1 Setting statistical calculation mode
Press STAT key
when STAT. lamp
is off.
STAT. lamp turns on and statistical calculation mode is entered.
(example)
(1)
Press STAT key
(2)
Place a container on the balance.
(3)
Press TARE key
(4)
Place the sample into the container to weigh it.
(5)
Print the weighed result by pressing PRINT key
(6)
.
.
and unload the balance.
Repeat (2) through (5) for the rest of samples in a set. The samples are
automatically numbered in sequence.
(7)
When all the samples have been weighed, press STAT key
to print out the
result of statistical calculations for the set of samples. STAT. lamp goes off.
The results of statistic calculation are printed out in the following order.
Order in print out
Statistics
Symbol in print out
Description
1
Number of samples
N
2
Total
T
3
Maximum
MAX
4
Minimum
MIN
5
Range
RNG
= MAX – MIN
6
Mean
MEAN
=T/N
7
Standard deviation
SD
∑ (Xi − MEAN)
2
N −1
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4. Functions and Operation
•
Statistics of up to 1,000 samples can be calculated. When the number of samples reaches 1,000,
statistic calculation will be automatically performed, the results will be printed out, and the printer
will exit statistic calculation mode.
•
Once the results of statistic calculation have been printed out and the statistic calculation mode
has been exited, the data that has been obtained up to that point can no longer be recalled.
The number of significant figures is 7 in EP-90. The calculated values may contain errors due to
the smaller number of digits of weighing data depending on the balance model.
(Example of print out)
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4. Functions and Operation
4.7
Comparator Mode (checkweighing)
When COMP lamp
is on and mass value from the balance is printed, checkweighing result
“LOW”, “OK” or “HIGH” will be attached to each mass value. Checkweighing is performed according to
the two preset thresholds as below.
HIGH (over)
HIGH threshold
OK (pass)
LOW threshold
LOW (under)
4.7.1 Setting comparator thresholds
[setting procedure]
Verify function lamp
Verify COMP lamp
is off. If not, press FUNC key
to turn it off.
is off. If not, press COMP key
to turn it off.
Set HIGH threshold and LOW threshold in this order as the following.
Note
After HIGH threshold has been set, it is stand-by for the LOW threshold setting.
At this time, key operations except for
,
, and
are invalid.
(example)
(1) Press Reset key
.
(2) Key in HIGH threshold.
(3) Press COMP key
1 0 0 ・ 5
.
Print-out
.
Print-out
(4) Key in LOW threshold.
(5) Press COMP key
HIGH=___100.5
9 9 ・ 5
LOW_=____99.5
Note
A comparator threshold must be a positive value of not more than 10 digits.
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4. Functions and Operation
4.7.2 Turning comparator mode on
Press COMP key
when COMP. lamp
is off.
COMP. lamp turns on and comparator mode will be entered. The currently set
thresholds are printed out.
4.7.3 Turning comparator mode off
Press COMP key
when COMP. lamp
is on.
COMP. lamp turns off and comparator mode will be terminated.
(example)
HIGH=___100.5
LOW_=____99.5
C.LOW_____________99.49g
C.HIGH___________100.58g
C.OK_____________100.47g
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4. Functions and Operation
4.8
Auto Print Mode
Auto print function prints out the weighed result automatically as a sample is placed on the balance
pan and the display stabilizes. Productivity is enhanced as the operator doesn't have to press any key.
(1) Press A.P. key
. The auto print function of the balance is activated and Auto Print lamp
of EP-90 will be illuminated.
(2) Press TARE key or O/T key of the balance or EP-90. The balance display will be zeroed.
(3) Place the sample on the balance pan. The weighed result will be automatically printed out
when the display stabilizes.
(4) Press A.P. key
while Auto Print lamp is illuminated to turn off the auto print function.
Notes
Conditions for data output in auto print mode vary depending on the balance series.
Refer to the balance instruction manual for UW/UX series, BW/BX series, BW-K/BX-K
series and AUW-D/AUW/AUX/AUY series. A.P. key of EP-90 only turns it ON/OFF. With
balance series for which detailed conditions of auto print function can be selected
(UW/UX, BW-K/BX-K etc.), the current settings on the balance remain valid. Refer to the
balance’s instruction manual for the details. Auto print is activated even with the balance
series for which auto print cannot be set on the balance (BL, EL/ELB etc.). Upon stability
is resumed after sample is loaded at zero display, the mass value is automatically
printed out.
4.9
Date Output
Press DATE key
. Command is sent to the balance to receive date and time from the balance’s
built-in clock. Date and time are then printed out using one line each.
Every time DATE key
is pressed, DATE lamp
will be turned on/off. While DATE lamp is
on, date and time are printed for each mass value that is printed.
Note
Date output function of EP-90 is not available with a balance that is not equipped with
built-in clock.
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4. Functions and Operation
4.10 Combined Use of Functions
Combined use of functions of EP-90 printer
X indicates available combination for simultaneous use.
ID number
X
Sample number
X
X
xK Mode
X
X
X
Comparator
X
X
X
Auto Print
X
X
X
X
X
Statistic calculation
X
Date output
ID number
Sample
number
xK Mode
Comparator
Auto Print
Order of print-out
Date output, ID number and Sample number are printed out in this order using one line each before
each mass data to be printed. An item set to be off is skipped.
Combined use of functions of EP-90 printer and functions of the balance
Balance that involves data output. At every mass data output, these EP-90’s functions operate the
same way as when mass data is output by pressing the print key.
(e.g.) While formulation mode of the balance is used, if ID number and Sample number
functions are ON, lines of ID/Sample numbers are inserted before each component
mass value. Turn off EP-90’s functions if they are not desired for each component.
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4. Functions and Operation
4.11 Print-out Examples by Function
Printing position
1
1.
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24
8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24
Basic Data Print
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
0.00g
1000.00g
2.
Print-out at Setting Date and Time
1
2
3
4
5
DATE
TIME
6
7
8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24
2006-02-10
15.55.33
0.00g
3.
ID Number Print-out
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24
ID:1234567890
0.00g
4.
Sample Number Print-out
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24
No.0000000001
0.01g
No.0000000002
0.01g
No.0000000003
0.01g
No.0000000004
0.02g
No.0000000005
0.03g
5.
Comparator Print-out
1
2
3
4
5
6
C.HIGH
C.OK
C.LOW
7
8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24
200.000g
100.000g
5.000g
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4. Functions and Operation
6.
xK Print-out
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24
K=
*K
7.
1.56
86.82804
Statistical Calculation Print-out
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
.
N
N
N
N
N
.
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o
o
o
o
o
.
.
.
.
.
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.
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0
0
0
0
0
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0
0
0
0
0
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0
0
0
0
0
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1
2
3
4
5
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N=
T=
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IN=
NG=
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16. Print-out at Setting Constant K
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17. Print-out at Setting Comparator Thresholds
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5. Communication and Other Settings
5. Communication and Other Settings
In EP-90 electronic printer, five settings including three communication settings can be selected with
the DIP switches. The default setting of the three communication settings are Shimadzu electronic
balance standard settings. Therefore, the communication settings do not have to be changed to
communicate with the balance. If any settings have been altered after the delivery, set them to meet
the balance's communication settings.
When using EP-90 simultaneously with the balance's WindowsDirect function.
•
Set the baud rate at 300.
•
Command keys of EP-90 are not valid.
•
Date output function of EP-90 is not available.
5.1
DIP Switches
DIP Switches are mounted on the floor of the printer paper holder part. (See the figure) Remove the
printer paper. Turn the power OFF before operating DIP switches. The new settings will be made
effective when turning the power ON.
Caution
Turn the power OFF before operating DIP switches.
DIP switches
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5. Communication and Other Settings
5.2
Settings
There are 8 DIP switches numbered from 1 to 8.
5 items including 3 communication settings can be
set by DIP switches. Settings are listed in the following.
* indicates the default settings.
5.2.1 Communication Setting 1 (Baud rate)
DIP switch number
Settings
1
2
3
Baud rate
OFF
OFF
OFF
300
ON
OFF
OFF
600
OFF*
ON*
OFF*
1200*
ON
ON
OFF
2400
OFF
OFF
ON
4800
9600
ON
OFF
ON
OFF
ON
ON
19200
ON
ON
ON
38400
5.2.2 Communication Setting 2 (Parity)
DIP switch number
Settings
4
5
OFF*
OFF*
No*
Parity
ON
OFF
No
OFF
ON
Even
ON
ON
Odd
5.2.3 Communication Setting 3 (Delimiter)
DIP switch number
Setting
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6
OFF*
ON
Delimiter
CR*
LF
5. Communication and Other Settings
5.2.4 English / Japanese
Switches between English and Japanese for statistic calculation print out.
DIP switch number
Setting
7
OFF*
ON
Language
English*
Japanese
5.2.5 Buzzer ON/OFF
Switches buzzer sounding upon key operations
DIP switch number
Setting
8
Buzzer
ON*
ON*
OFF
OFF
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6. Maintenance
6. Maintenance
6.1
Refilling Printer Paper
The red lines marked on the printer paper indicate the paper is running short. Replace with a new roll
soon. For replacement, move printer paper shaft to the new roll from the old one. Refer to 3.3.3.
Loading printer paper.
6.2
Replacing Ink Ribbon Cartridge
Replace ink ribbon cartridge when print becomes faint. Open printer paper cover. Take out ink ribbon
cartridge by pressing the right end of it as shown in the figure.
Insert the new cartridge from straight above.
6.3
Replacing Batteries
The illumination of LOW BATT lamp indicates batteries need replacement. Replace with new batteries
soon. For replacement, refer to 3.3.2 Loading batteries.
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7. Troubleshooting
7. Troubleshooting
Check the following points before calling for servicing.
Symptom
Cause (→ remedy)
The power lamp does not light up when
• AC adapter is not connected.
the power switch is turned ON.
• AC adapter is not receiving power.
• The batteries are out.
No data can be received from the balance.
• The connection cable is disconnected. (→ Switch off
EP-90 and the balance, then connect the cable properly.)
• The balance is not active for sending data, e.g., the
balance is displaying a menu.
• DIP switch settings have not been made effective. (→ Set
DIP switch while power is off, then turn the power on.)
• Sequence of switching power of EP-90 and the balance
was wrong. (→ See 3.4 Connecting the Balance)
The printed characters deviate.
• Paper jam is occurring. (→ Reload printer paper.)
No paper feed occurs.
No key entry can be made.
• Printout is in progress.
• Data is being received from the balance.
No key switch on the balance works.
• There is a data I/O error. (→ Switch off once, then switch
The following data has been printed out.
• The test program for servicing is running. If the power
on again.)
switch is turned on with FEED key held down, the test
program is initiated.
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8. Parts List
8. Parts List
Standard Items
Item
Part No.
Remarks
AC adapter
321-62688
INPUT:AC 100-240V
Connection cable
321-62686-01
60 cm
Printer paper (1 roll)
321-62685-01
Roll 60mm dia.
Ink ribbon cartridge
321-61111-05
Standard type, black ink
Consumables
Item
Part No.
Remarks
Printer paper (20 rolls)
321-62685-02
Ink ribbon cartridge (5 pieces)
321-61111-06
Standard type, black ink
Ink ribbon cartridge (5 pieces)
321-61111-08
Long life type, black ink
Maintenance parts
Item
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Part No.
Printer paper cover
321-62714
Battery cover
321-62718
Remarks
9. Specifications
9. Specifications
Print method
Impact dot
Inking
Ink ribbon
Print format
Printing
Printing speed
Character size
Printer paper
Printer mechanism durability
Operation temperature range
AC
Power
Battery operation
source
24 digits / line (5 × 7 dot matrix)
2.7 lines / sec. (approx.)
1.7mm (W) × 2.6mm (H)
Normal paper 57.5mm width
1.5 million lines
5-40°C
AC adapter (Output : DC 9 - 12V 2A)
Dry batteries (Alkaline only) R6 (size AA) × 6pcs (not provided)
Battery life: 10 hours approx.
(when prints 1 line / 5 seconds continuously at 20°C)
Interface
Physical dimensions
Weight
Functions
Serial I/O, TTL level
154 (W) × 78.5 (H) × 215 (D) mm approx.
630g approx.
Statistical calculations, Date and time print-out (with balance’s
built-in clock), ID number, Sample number print-out,
xK data output, Comparator print-out, Auto print, Commands to
set on balance’s application functions (Formulation, Add-on,
Animal weighing, Percentage display)
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10. Dimensions
10. Dimensions
(mm)
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