Sekonic SR-1800 Product specifications

OPTICAL MARK READER
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OPERATING MANUAL
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Introduction
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Please read the operating manual before using this product, and be sure to use it properly.
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time.
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Table of Contents
Safety Precautions....................................................................................................................... 4
Warranty....................................................................................................................................... 7
Precautions for Use..................................................................................................................... 8
■ Precautions regarding installation...................................................................................... 8
■ Handling precautions.......................................................................................................... 8
Before Using................................................................................................................................. 9
■ Before Using the Device...................................................................................................... 9
■ Unpacking the Device........................................................................................................ 10
Names and Functions of Parts.................................................................................................. 11
■ Main Body Unit.................................................................................................................. 11
■ Operation Panel................................................................................................................. 11
■ Buzzer Sound..................................................................................................................... 13
Preparation for Use.................................................................................................................... 14
■ Attaching the Sheet Feed Tray and Stacker.................................................................... 14
■ Connecting the AC Adopter.............................................................................................. 15
■ Installing the USB Driver................................................................................................... 15
■ Installing the Diagnostic Utilities...................................................................................... 15
■ Connecting the Communication Cable............................................................................ 16
■ Connecting to the Computer............................................................................................. 16
■ Rotary and DIP Switch Settings....................................................................................... 17
1 Accessing the Rotary and DIP Switches...................................................................... 17
2 Rotary Switch RSW1 Settings....................................................................................... 17
3 DIP Switch SW1 Settings............................................................................................... 18
4 DIP Switch SW2 Settings............................................................................................... 19
5 DIP Switch SW3 Settings............................................................................................... 21
6 Rotary Switch RSW2 Settings....................................................................................... 22
Inspecting Sheets...................................................................................................................... 23
Handling and Storing Sheets.................................................................................................... 25
■ Handling sheets................................................................................................................. 25
■ Storage of sheets............................................................................................................... 25
Marking Instructions.................................................................................................................. 26
About Reading Sensitivity Level............................................................................................... 26
Operation.................................................................................................................................... 27
■ Operation Flow................................................................................................................... 27
■ Turning Power On/Off........................................................................................................ 27
1 Turning Power On........................................................................................................... 27
2 Turning Power Off.......................................................................................................... 27
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3 Power Saving Modes..................................................................................................... 28
■ Setting Sheets.................................................................................................................... 29
■ Reading Sheets.................................................................................................................. 32
When an error occurs:....................................................................................................... 32
■ Checksheet Reading Test................................................................................................. 32
Troubleshooting......................................................................................................................... 34
■ Troubleshooting................................................................................................................. 34
■ Error Indicator.................................................................................................................... 35
■ Fixing Sheet Jams............................................................................................................. 37
Cleaning...................................................................................................................................... 39
■ Regular Maintenance......................................................................................................... 39
■ Cleaning Procedures......................................................................................................... 40
Service Schedule....................................................................................................................... 42
Product Specifications.............................................................................................................. 43
External Dimensions Diagram................................................................................................... 44
OMR Glossary............................................................................................................................ 45
Appendix....................................................................................................................................... i
■ Sheet creation reference...................................................................................................... i
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Safety Precautions
These “Safety Precautions” pages list various symbols for ensuring safe operation of this product
so as to prevent users or other people from being injured, or property from being damaged.
Read these precautions thoroughly and understand the meanings of the symbols before
proceeding to the main text of this manual.
Warning
Improper operation by neglecting these instructions may result in death or serious injury.
Caution
Improper operation by neglecting these instructions may result in personal injury or
property damage.
Neglecting these instructions may generate smoke or fire.
Neglecting these instructions may cause electric shock.
Indicates a prohibited action.
Indicates that disassembly or modification is prohibited.
Indicates that the power plug must be removed from the outlet for safe
operation.
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Warning
• Fire or electric shock may happen if this product continues to be used when
there is a strange smell or sound.
In such a case, immediately turn the power switch off and then remove the power
plug from the outlet. After making sure that it is no longer smoking, ask the sales
shop for repair service.
Never attempt to repair by yourself since that may be very dangerous.
• Please do not modify or disassemble this machine. It may result in fire or electric
shock.
• Please do not remove the machine´s cover (except for top cover). It may result
in electric shock. Please ask the sales representative internal inspections,
adjustments, and repairs.
• Please do not modify or disassemble the included AC adapter. It may result in
fire or electric shock.
Strict care should be taken for the following points.
Otherwise, a fire or electric shock will be caused in some cases.
• Cautions to Power Cord
· Do not pull on the cord when drawing the power plug out from the outlet.
· Do not use any power cord other than the specified one.
• Cautions to AC adapter
· Do not pull on the cord when drawing the DC plug out from the device.
· Do not use any AC adapter other than the specified one.
Be sure to use the included AC adapter.
• Cautions to Device
· Do not use the device with a supply voltage other than the specified one.
· Do not install device in a place that may be wet with water or oil, steam, moisture
or dust.
· Do not insert or drop any metal, foreign combustible matter, etc. into the device
from its opening.
· Do not place containers with chemicals or water, or small metal pieces on or
near the device.
• If the device is dropped or the cover is broken, immediately turn the power
switch off and draw the power plug out from the outlet. Then, contact the sales
representative.
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Warning
• If any foreign matter should enter inside, immediately turn the power switch off
and remove the power plug from the outlet. Then, contact the sales representative
or Sekonic. If the device continues to be used with foreign matter inside, fire or
electric shock may occur.
If water or other substances penetrate the unit, immediately turn the power
switch off and remove the power plug from the outlet. Then, contact the sales
representative or Sekonic. If the device continues to be used with water or other
foreign matter inside, fire or electric shock may occur.
• Before moving the device, be sure to remove the power plug from the outlet. If
the cable is damaged, fire or electric shock may occur.
• Do not connect or disconnect the power plug if your hands are wet. Otherwise,
an electric shock may occur.
Caution
• Do not place the device in an unstable location. Otherwise, it may fall or collapse,
resulting in injury.
• When opening or closing the upper part of the main body, do not place your
hand on the sheet-feeding surface. Otherwise, fingers may be caught, resulting
in injury.
• If you must touch the sheet-feeding surface of the main body, be careful not to
allow your fingers to be caught or hit.
• When doing maintenance on the device, for your own safety, be sure to remove
the power plug from the outlet.
• When the device is not in use for long periods, for safety, remove the power plug
from the outlet.
• Do not put heavy things on the device. Otherwise, it may fall or collapse, resulting
in injury.
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Warranty
The cost-free warranty period for this product extends for one year after delivery.
The company will repair malfunctions arising during this period free of charge if they are
determined to be the company's responsibility. In the event repairs are necessary, as a general
rule the company will keep the product temporarily to carry out such repair work.
Problems arising after the warranty period has expired, problems not covered by the warranty
even if the warranty period has not expired, problems that do not have the seal of the retailer,
malfunctions and other failures caused by customer misuse or by wear and tear of parts due to
repeated use will not be covered by the warranty.
This warranty covers only this product and included accessories, and the company does not
assume any responsibility for monetary damages, lost profits or any claims from third parties
resulting from the use of this device.
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Precautions for Use
Handle the device with the following points in mind to enable full use of its functions.
Precautions regarding installation
Do not place the device in the following places. Otherwise, failures could result such as sheet
jams, reading errors, or the unit could stop operating.
(1) In direct sunlight or near a heating device.
(2) Outdoors where the main body may not perform satisfactorily due to rain or strong wind.
(3) Places where the machine may not perform satisfactorily, such as unstable or inclined
surfaces, or other locations where the machine may shake while it is operating.
(4) Places subject to sudden temperature changes, excessive moisture and dust.
Recommended temperature: 10 - 30°C (50°F - 86°F)
Guaranteed operating temperature range: 5 - 35°C (41°F - 95°F)
Humidity: 30-80% (no condensation)
Avoid environments outside the above ranges as much as possible.
Handling precautions
(1) Do not connect or disconnect the power plug or DC plug of AC adapter when the device is
in operation or the power switch is on.
(2) Do not move the device while it is operating. Also, do not touch, pull, or push the sheet.
(3) Do not put objects on the device, or sit or lean on it.
(4) Do not give the device a strong vibration and shock etc.
(5) Allow an interval of at least 5 seconds between turning the power switch on and off.
(6) Do not insert foreign objects other than the sheet.
(7) Do not apply force that deforms the sheet while it is being loaded.
(8) Since the sheet reader is equipped with an optical lens, never insert a screwdriver or other
such objects. (Otherwise, reading may be disabled.)
If sheet feeding is disabled due to dust or the like in the sheet feeder, open the top cover to
remove it. See “Cleaning” (P.39).
(9)If the roller becomes soiled with powder from sheets or pencil lead, the roller and the sheet
may slip. In order to prevent slippage, clean the roller at proper intervals. See "Cleaning"
(P.39).
(10)If the exterior of the device is soiled, lightly wipe with a soft cloth wetted with water or a
neutral detergent. Note that wiping with a cloth wetted with volatile chemicals like benzene
or paint thinner may cause deformation or discoloring.
(11)
Do not place excessive load on the sheet feed tray and stacker. Doing so may result in
deformation or damage.
(12)When the machine is not used for a prolonged period of time, remove the power cord from
the outlet.
(13)When the machine is not used for a prolonged period of time, keep the hopper set in the
down position.
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Before Using
Before Using the Device
Before using the device, check if all of the following items are included in the package. If parts
are missing or damaged, contact the store where you purchased the device.
1. Main body unit
4. Power cord
For U.S.A
6. Quick guide
8. CD-ROM
2. Stacker
3. Sheet feed tray
5. AC adapter
For Europe
7. A4 checksheets (5 sheets)
Checksheet:
Use it for checking OMR operations.
9. USB cable
Note
The package does not include a RS-232C interface cable. You are requested to purchase
one depending on your computer port or connection method in the market.
* RS-232C Specifications on OMR side: 9 pin straight cable
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Unpacking the Device
The following parts are fixed with tape to prevent damage in shipping
(1) The device is fixed with tapes. Remove the tapes 1 . (5 places)
Also, remove the drying agent (1) and the hopper fixing material (1) from the main body
unit.
(2) Hold Part A of the top cover and open it, pull upward and remove it.
(3) Remove the tape 2 from the main body unit. (2 places)
(4) Reattach the top cover.
1
1
Part A
Top cover
2
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Names and Functions of Parts
Main Body Unit
6
5
7
Rear
4
3
2
Front
Number
1
Name
Explanation
1
Operation panel
Refer to “Operation Panel” below.
2
Hopper
Part for loading sheet.
3
Sheet feed tray
Tray for sheet supply. (removable)
4
Lock lever
Adjusts width to match the sheet width.
5
Lock lever
Lock lever for the hopper. When setting sheets, push this lever to lower the hopper.
After setting sheets, push the lock lever release claw of the lock lever to unlock.
The hopper will return to the sheet supply position.
6
Top cover
Remove when cleaning the reader or rollers, and when removing the sheet after a
sheet jam has occurred.
7
Stacker
Tray for discharged sheets. (removable)
Operation Panel
11
Number
10
9
Name
8
Explanation
8
START switch
When pressed once, one sheet is sent through.
When pressed continuously, each sheet is sent through repeatedly.
9
READY lamp(green)
Lights up when the power is on. Indicates that the device is able to communicate
with the computer.
10
CLEAR switch
Clears errors. When pressed, the ERROR lamp turns off.
11
ERROR lamp(red)
Lights up during the self-check after the power is turned on, and turns off when the
check is complete. Lights up or blinks when an error occurs.
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Front
Rear
17
15
12
13
14
16
Number
12
Name
Explanation
12
USB connector
Port for communication via USB cable.
13
RS-232C connector
Port for communication via RS-232C.
14
DC jack
DC plug (AC adapter) connection terminal.
15
Power switch
Turns the device ON/OFF.
16
DIP Switch cover
Cover for the DIP switch. Bend the cover to remove it.
17
DIP/Rotary switches
Switches for setting device specifications. Before using the device, the switches
must be set.
(Reference: “Rotary and DIP Switch Settings” (P.17))
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Buzzer Sound
This device has a built-in buzzer that indicates operating conditions and errors.
Buzzer Sound
Meaning
Explanation
When the power is on, the buzzer sounds after the self-check is completed
normally.
(Sounds at the same time the ERROR lamp turns off.)
Pip!
Confirmation
Sounds when the START switch is pressed and one sheet is loaded.
Sounds when the CLEAR switch is pressed and the ERROR lamp turns off.
Sounds when no sheet is in the hopper and the START switch is
pressed.
Pip! Pip! Pip!
Caution
Sounds when an abnormality occurs during the checksheet reading test.
Peep! Peep! Peep!
Error
Sounds when an error occurs .
Pip!
ON
OFF
50 ms
Pip!
Pip!
Pip!
ON
OFF
50 ms 100 ms
Peep!
Peep!
Peep!
ON
OFF
200 ms
50 ms
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Preparation for Use
Prepare the device for use by following the procedure below.
Reference: For information on unpacking the device, refer to “ Unpacking the Device” (P.10).
Attaching the Sheet Feed Tray and Stacker
Attach the sheet feed tray and stacker to the main body unit as shown in the diagrams below.
(1) Attach the sheet feed tray to the side of the main body unit where the sheet is fed.
Insert the hooks (2) of the sheet feed tray into the corresponding holes on the main body
unit.
Sheet feed tray
(2) Attach the stacker to the side of the main body unit where the sheet is discharged.
Hook the hooks (2) of the stacker into the corresponding holes on the main body unit.
Stacker
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Connecting the AC Adopter
Attach the AC adapter (included) to the device.
• Be sure to use the included AC adapter, otherwise a fire may result.
WARNING
(1) Insert the DC plug of the AC adapter into the main body unit's DC jack
(2) Connect the power cord to the AC adapter and the outlet.
DC plug
AC adapter
Power cord
Installing the USB Driver
Install the driver on the included CD-ROM.
· For details on how to install the driver, refer to ¥Driver¥Install.txt in the CD-ROM.
Installing the Diagnostic Utilities
Install the diagnostic utilities on the included CD-ROM.
· For details on how to install and use the diagnostic utilities, refer to ¥Diagonistic Utility
¥setup.exe in the CD-ROM.
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Connecting the Communication Cable
Connect the USB cable (included) or RS-232C interface cable.
(1) Connect the USB cable to the USB connector.
If the RS-232C port is used, connect the RS-232C interface cable to the RS-232C
connector.
CAUTION
∙Only either port (USB or RS-232C) can be used.
∙An RS-232C interface cable is not provided with the product. Find one that matches your
computer.
∙If the RS-232C port is used, the rotary switch and DIP switch must be set properly.
(Reference:“ Rotary and DIP Switch Settings” (P.17))
USB cable
(RS-232C interface cable)
Connecting to the Computer
This device is equipped with USB and RS-232C interfaces. If the OMR is newly installed, it
is recommended that you connect to USB interface in order for the device to obtain the best
performance. In such a case, use the USB driver on the included CD-ROM.
When this device is replaced with an OMR SR-600 series device, this device can simply be used
by using the RS-232C interface. *1
If RS-232C is used, make sure the communications settings for the device and the computer
are the same. Set the computer's communications settings after referring to the computer or
software user's manual.
*1: Depending on the environment/system used, it may not function properly.
Configure the device's communications settings via the following:
∙Switch the USB and RS-232C interfaces
Adjust settings using the DIP switch (SW3-1 and -2). (Reference: “5 DIP Switch SW3
Settings” (P.21))
*For details on the SR-1800 mode commands, refer to the “OMR Command Reference
Manual” and “API Reference Manual for Windows” on the included CD-ROM.
*For details on the SR-600 mode commands, refer to the SR-600 Series Operation
Manual.
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Rotary and DIP Switch Settings
The device is shipped from the factory with default settings. Configure the number of lines to
read and device function settings according to its intended use.
If the RS-232C port is used, configure the communication speed and data format settings.
1
Accessing the Rotary and DIP Switches
(1) Remove the stacker from the main body unit.
(2) Bend and remove the DIP switch cover on the bottom left of the stacker side.
(Reattach it after set up is complete.)
RSW1
SW1
SW2
SW3
RSW2
DIP switch cover
2
Rotary Switch RSW1 Settings
Set the communication speed of the RS-232C port.
CAUTION
∙Be careful when configuring settings. Communication errors will occur if settings are
incorrect.
∙Make sure the power is off when configuring settings.
: Indicates the factory settings.
SW No.
Baud rate [bps]
0
9,600
1
19,200
2
38,400
3
57,600
4
115,200
5 to 9
(Not used)
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3
DIP Switch SW1 Settings
Configure RS-232C port communication format and other settings.
CAUTION
∙Be careful when configuring settings. Communication errors will occur if settings are
incorrect.
∙Make sure the power is off when configuring settings.
∙DIP switch 1-6 (SW1-6) is the back side reader setting, unrelated to the RS-232C settings.
It is set to ON for double-sided specification. Meanwhile, it is set to OFF for single-sided
specification.
OFF
NO.
ON
: Indicates the factory settings.
No.
1
2
Contents of setting
Character bit length
Parity
3
Parity
4
Stop bit length
5
6
7
8
Code acceptance status
Back side reading
Flow control
Flow control
ON/OFF
Explanation
ON
8
OFF
7
ON
Absent (Non )
OFF
Present (Valid)
ON
Odd
OFF
Even.
ON
1
OFF
2
ON
All codes are accepted.
OFF
(See Note. 1)
ON
For double-sided specification
OFF
For single-sided specification
ON
Enabled
OFF
Disabled
ON
RS/CS
OFF
Xon-Xoff
Note 1:According to the setting of “Code Acceptance Status,” it is possible to ignore the
ASCII codes below when processing commands and data received by the device.
Depending on the computers that are connected and programs used, it may be
necessary to configure this setting.
Codes ignored: 20H, 0AH, 7FH, 1AH
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4
DIP Switch SW2 Settings
CAUTION
∙Be careful when configuring settings. Marks will be misread if the settings are incorrect.
∙Make sure the power is off when configuring settings.
OFF
NO.
ON
: Indicates the factory settings.
Contents of setting
No. of lines
12 lines
24 lines
32 lines
38 lines
40 lines
48 lines
SW2
1
2
3
4
Control type
ON
ON
ON
OFF
Direct-under type
OFF
OFF
OFF
ON
Mark-to-mark type
OFF
OFF
ON
ON
Control type
OFF
OFF
ON
OFF
Direct-under type
ON
OFF
ON
OFF
Mark-to-mark type
ON
ON
OFF
OFF
Control type
OFF
ON
OFF
OFF
Direct-under type
ON
ON
OFF
ON
Mark-to-mark type
OFF
ON
OFF
ON
Control type
OFF
ON
ON
ON
Direct-under type
ON
ON
ON
ON
Control type
OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF
Mark-to-mark type
ON
OFF
OFF
OFF
Direct-under type
ON
OFF
OFF
ON
Direct-under type
ON
OFF
ON
ON
Timing type
Automatic sheet discharge
Sheet empty detection
Timing mark error detection
(Not used)
5
ON
ON
OFF
OFF
6
ON
ON
OFF
OFF
7
ON
ON
OFF
OFF
8
-
ON
-
OFF
SW2-1 to 4:Select the number of lines to read and the timing mark type according
to the sheet used. Mark-to-mark type is set for “Without top-end margin
reading.”(Reference: “OMR Glossary” (P.45) - Timing control type, Direct under
type, Mark to mark type)
Priority is given to the settings from the computer side.
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SW2-5:Select automatic sheet discharge. When it is ON (factory setting) and an error
related to automatic sheet discharge (see below) occurs, the sheet will be
discharged automatically.
(This function becomes effective when the setting for SW3-3 Sheet Hold is ON.
The factory setting is OFF.)
List of Errors for Automatic Discharge:
Error
×
Timing mark error
○
Double feed error
Edge skew error
Mark skew error
Automatic discharge
Sheet empty
○
○
○
Sheet jam or sheet remaining
×
Other error
○
○:Automatic discharge on
×:Automatic discharge off
SW2-6:Select sheet empty detection. When it is ON and a “sheet read command” is
received, it will detect the absence of sheet if there is no sheet in the hopper.
The factory default setting is OFF (absence of sheet will not be detected). The
factory setting is OFF (absence of sheet will not be detected).
SW2-7:If there are three or less timing marks on the sheet that was read, a timing mark
error will be detected (detection is made as the factory setting is ON).
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5
DIP Switch SW3 Settings
CAUTION
∙Be careful when configuring settings. Malfunction will occur if the settings are incorrect.
∙Make sure the power is off when configuring settings.
OFF
NO.
ON
: Indicates the factory settings.
Contents of setting
Operation mode
SR1800 Mode (USB connection mode)
(Not used)
SR600 Mode (RS-232C connection mode)
Sheet hold
Edge skew detection
SW3
1
OFF
ON
ON
ON
OFF
ON
OFF
2
OFF
OFF
ON
3
4
ON
OFF
ON
OFF
SW3-1 to 2:Preset to “SR1800 Mode (USB connection mode).” If an existing SR-600 model
is replaced with this device and the RS-232C interface is used, set this switch
to “SR600MODE (RS-232C connection mode).”
SW3-3:Select whether or not to hold the read sheet. When it is ON, the read sheet will
be stopped at the sheet discharge part. The factory setting is OFF so that the
read sheet will be discharged to the stacker.
SW3-4:Select whether or not to detect edge skew. The factory setting is ON so that if
the sheet is skewed above a certain value, there will be an error, and the sheet
will stop being read.
If it is set to OFF, there will be no error even if the sheet is skewed, and the sheet
will be read.
Edge skew detection:
The edge skew detection is the function to detect whether a sheet was fed straight.
Therefore, a skew error may be detected for the following sheets when the SW3-4 is turned
ON.
∙Sheet with perforations
∙Curled or folded sheet
Example:
Perforation
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6
Rotary Switch RSW2 Settings
CAUTION
∙Be careful when configuring settings. Malfunction will occur if settings are incorrect.
∙Make sure the power is off when configuring settings.
Set the paper weight to match the sheet to be used. This setting is used for double feed
detection.
Reference: ”Reading Sheets” (P.32)
: Indicates the factory settings.
SW No.
Paper weight
Paper weight
0
Double feeding detection disabled
-
1
72kg (84g/m2) OCR paper
(0.11mm)
2
2
90kg (105g/m ) OCR paper
(0.13mm)
3
110kg (128g/m2) OCR paper
(0.15mm)
4
135kg (157g/m2) OCR paper
(0.18mm)
Not used
-
5 to 9
Double Feeding:
The device’s automatic sheet supply has a detection function to inform of an error when
double feeding has occurred.
The double feeding detection function uses a transmission-type sensor to determine whether
double feeding has occurred by the difference in the amount of transmitted light due to the
thickness of the sheet.
Set the double feed detection according to the thickness of the sheet being used.
Settings are configured using the rotary switch RSW2, with a factory setting of 90kg (RSW22).
CAUTION
Depending on the paper quality and printing, the device may detect a double feed error
when only one sheet passes through. In such a case, try increasing the setting value by one
level.
eg: If double feed error occurs with RSW2 set at “2” (90kg), select “3” (110kg).
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Inspecting Sheets
Inspect sheets according to the following procedure to make sure there are no problems.
(1) Checking for dirty or damaged sheets
Check that the sheets are free from any dirt, rumples, folds, folding lines, turn-over, tears
or bending. Do not make the device read sheets in which tears were mended with adhesive
cellophane tape, etc.
If the above operation is forced, it will lead to a reading error, sheet jam, no feed or double
feed.
Example:
Tear
Warp
Adhesive
cellophane tape
Turn-over
Bend
Fold
Rumple
Fold
Turn-over
Folding line
(2) Removing foreign materials
Check that the sheets are free from any foreign materials such as rubber eraser refuse,
paperclips, adhesive cellophane tape, staples, rubber bands and correction liquid.
If the device is forced to read sheets with such foreign materials, it will lead to a reading error
or sheet jam. Also, it may result in damage to the feeder lens.
Dirt
Adhesive
cellophane tape
Staple
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(3) Correcting curled or deformed sheets
Fix curled sheets or formed sheets if they are found.
If the device is forced to read curled or deformed sheets, it will tend to cause a reading error,
sheet jam, no feed, double feed, or skewed feed.
Straight, good sheets
Upward curled sheets
Downward curled sheets
(4) Correcting folded sheets
Flatten 2- or 4-folded sheets before using them since it may cause a reading error. Make a
sheet check when using them.
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Handling and Storing Sheets
Sheets are affected by their handling and ambient conditions (especially temperature and
humidity) and their characteristics may change, resulting in a reading error.
CAUTION:
Handle and store sheets with extreme care.
Handling sheets
(1) Do not fold or blemish sheets, as a reading error may occur.
(2) Keep sheets free from foreign materials such as oil and dust.
(3) Do not use dirty sheets or those with torn edges since they will affect reading or cause a
sheet jam.
(4) If the temperature or humidity suddenly changes, keep sheets in the new conditions for
about an hour, allowing them to adjust to the new conditions.
(5) Do not expose sheets to direct sunlight for a long period of time.
Storage of sheets
(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
Avoid storing sheets in a place where ambient conditions can suddenly change.
Store sheets in a cabinet, etc. to protect them from humidity.
Avoid storing sheets near windows or other locations where they may become dusty.
Store sheets on a flat surface so that they do not bend.
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Marking Instructions
Marks readable by this device are as follows.
(1) Mark size: 0.5 × 3mm or more (recommended mark)
(2) Readable writing instruments: pencils (black, HB or darker), [Option: ballpoint pens (black or
blue)]
(3) Readable marks: Filled-in spaces, ●
CAUTION
● must have a filled-in area of at least 0.5mm × 3mm (recommended mark size)
(4) Readable mark darkness: PCS 0.6 or darker
Readable mark darkness can be adjusted.
You can check mark darkness using a diagnostic utility included in the package, so check
the darkness of the marks you want to read and adjust the reading setting on the computer
side.
REFERENCE: ”About Reading Sensitivity Level” (P.26)
CAUTION
When using a pencil or mechanical pencil, make sure to mark with adequate darkness.
About Reading Sensitivity Level
When this device is operating in the SR-600 mode, it is possible to set the reading sensitivity level
with a command from a computer.
The reading sensitivity level ranges from 1 through 16, with Level 1 having the maximum reading
sensitivity and Level 16 having the minimum reading sensitivity.
The table below compares the reading sensitivity levels of this SR-1800 device with the
conventional SR-600 device.
Comparison Table of SR-1800 and SR-600 Reading Sensitivity Level Approximate Values:
SR-1800
Sensitivity Level
SR-600
Sensitivity Level
SR-1800
Sensitivity Level
SR-600
Sensitivity Level
SR-1800
Sensitivity Level
SR-600
Sensitivity Level
1
1
7
2
1 to 2
8
5 to 6
12
10 to 11
6 to 7
133
3
2 to 3
9
10 to 11
7 to 8
14
11 to 12
4
3 to 4
10
5
4 to 5
11
8 to 9
15
12 to 13
9 to 10
16
6
5 to 6
13 to 14
*1: The above sensitivity levels are the approximate values for marks filled in using SEKONIC
Corporation measurement methods.
*2: Both devices have different reading methods, so there are differences in levels depending on the mark.
*3: If SW3-1 and -2 are set to “SR600MODE” and used in the compatible mode, sensitivity levels
must be checked by the user.
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Operation
Operation Flow
Power on
Reference: “Checksheet Reading Test” (P.32)
Set sheets
Reading sheets
Power off
Reading Checksheets
If necessary, read the checksheet and make sure there are no
errors. (After the test, make sure to turn the power off.)
Turning Power On/Off
1
Turning Power On
(1) Turn the power switch to ON position.
Power is turned on and the self-check begins. Then the READY lamp (green) and ERROR
lamp (red) light up.
When the self-check is completed normally, the buzzer sounds “Pip!” and the ERROR
lamp turns off. Only the READY lamp turns on, indicating that the device is able to
communicate with the computer.
ON
OFF
Power Switch
2
Turning Power Off
(1) Turn the power switch to OFF position.
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3
Power Saving Modes
After turning the power on, if the device is not operated for a certain period of time, the device
will automatically enter power saving mode and power consumption will be minimized. The
following are two types of power saving modes:
Power saving sleep mode
If device is not operated for 5 minutes, it will enter power saving sleep
mode, and the READY lamp will blink repeatedly at fast intervals. Power
consumption will be reduced.
Power saving standby mode
After entering the power saving sleep mode, if the device is not operated for
another 5 minutes, it will enter power saving standby mode.
The READY lamp will blink repeatedly at slow intervals and power consumption
will be minimized.
Power Saving Sleep Mode (Fast blinking)
READY lamp
0.2 sec.
0.8 sec.
Power Saving Standby Mode (Slow blinking)
READY lamp
0.2 sec.
1.8 sec.
Deactivating Sleep/Standby Modes:
The sleep/standby modes will be deactivated when the following occur:
∙Operation is performed using the operating panel.
∙Operating command is received from the computer.
∙Top cover is open.
∙Sheet is set in the hopper.
Cases When Device Cannot Enter Sleep/Standby Mode:
∙There is an error.
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Setting Sheets
(1) Push the lock lever down.
When the hopper is lowered to the position where the sheets are set, there will be a clicking
sound and it will lock.
(2) Set sheets straight so that their timing marks are on the left side viewing from the sheet feed
direction.
CAUTION
If the front edge and side edge of the sheets are not aligned, it will result in a sheet feeding
error or skewed sheets.
(3) Slide the sheet guide so that there is no space between it and the sheets.
CAUTION
∙When there is space between the sheets and the sheet guide, it may result in a skewed
sheets.
∙Refer to “Sheet Setting Example” (P.31) and check that the sheets are set properly.
Lock lever release claw
Lock lever
Sheet guide
(4) Push the lock lever release claw on the inside of the lock lever in the direction of the
arrow(toward the operation panel side) to unlock the hopper.
The hopper will move upward and return to the sheet feeding position.
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CAUTION
∙Be careful not to bend, fold, or damage the sheets. Doing so may result in a sheet feeding
error or reading error.
∙Make sure to loosen the sheets before using them. Double feeding may occur if they are
stuck to each other due to static electricity, burr, etc.
Adding sheets:
When adding sheets, lower the hopper and make sure to reset the sheets. Not doing so may
result in a feeding error.
Maximum Hopper Capacity:
50 sheets, paper weight 90kg (weight by area: 105g/m2).
CAUTION
Overloading sheets onto the hopper may result in sheet feeding and reading errors.
Sheet Size:
This device can use the sheet between 110mm and 335.6mm (4.3 inches to 14 inches) long,
and between 63.5mm and 228.6mm (2.5 inches to 9 inches) wide.
The length of the sheet must be at least 1.3 times the width.
The paper quality must be “OCR Paper” and the paper weight must be 72 to 135kg (83.8 to
157 g/m2).
CAUTION
Do not use sheet other than those with the specified size, quality, and weight.
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Sheet Setting Example:
Sheet Guide
[Good example]
Gap
[Bad examples]
A gap exists either on the right or left side although the sheets are aligned.
The sheets are not aligned although no gap exists.
Bent
[Good example]
[Bad examples]
Gap
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Reading Sheets
This section explains the procedure for reading sheets.
(If you perform the checksheet reading test, please refer to “Checksheet Reading Test” (P.32))
(1) Turn the power switch on.
The power turns on and the self-check begins. The READY lamp (green) and the ERROR
lamp (red) both light up. When the self-check is completed normally, the buzzer sounds
“Pip!” and the ERROR lamp turns off.
(2) Set the sheets in the hopper.
Align the sheets so that the timing mark is on the left side viewing from the feed direction.
(3) Press the START switch, or send a command from the computer to read the sheet.
One sheet will be fed to device.
If the START switch is held down, the sheet will be fed continuously to the device.
If you want to obtain mark data of the sheet that was fed, send the “Get Mark Density”
command. (Reference: For details on commands, please refer to the “Command Reference
Manual.”)
(4) When finished, turn the power off.
When an error occurs:
The buzzer sounds and the ERROR lamp (red) turns on or blinks. (Reference: “Troubleshooting”
(P.34))
When the CLEAR switch is pressed, the ERROR lamp turns off.
Checksheet Reading Test
The included checksheets (with printed data marks) can be used to test the device’s reading
function.
CAUTION
Perform this test before starting work and when a reading error occurs.
(1) Turn the power on while pressing the CLEAR and START switches on the operating panel.
Check that the READY lamp is blinking fast.
READY lamp
0.2 sec. 0.2 sec.
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(2) Set the checksheet in the hopper.
Set the checksheet so that the timing marks are on the left side in the feeding direction.
Set the checksheet so that the corner cut is in the upper right as shown below.
CAUTION
∙Refer to “Setting Sheets” (P29) and set the sheets correctly.
∙Be careful not to bend, fold, or damage checksheet. Doing so may result in a sheet feeding
error or reading error.
Corner cut
Checksheet
(3) Press the
START
switch.
CAUTION
Once the START switch is pressed, reading operation will not stop even if there is a reading
error or skew error, and checksheets will be fed continuously until there are no checksheets
left.
(4) Confirm that there are no errors.
Error Status
ERROR Lamp (Red)
Buzzer Sound
READY Lamp (Green)
No reading error
-
-
Blinking
Reading error
-
“Pip! Pip! Pip!”
Blinking
Skew error
Blinking
“Peep! Peep! Peep!”
Blinking
Skew Detection:
Skew detection is for checking whether or not the sheet has been fed straight. The detection
becomes effective when the check DIP Switch SW3-4 is set to ON (factory setting is ON).
(Reference: ”5 DIP Switch SW3 Settings” (P.21))
(5) Turn the power off to exit the checksheet reading mode.
CAUTION
Make sure to turn the power off briefly right before regular sheet reading.
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Troubleshooting
Before assuming that the device is broken, check the following. If you are still unable to solve the
problem, please contact the store where you purchased the device.
Troubleshooting
Error Status
Cause
Action
Power does not turn on.
AC adapter and power cord are not
properly connected.
Connect them properly.
Reference: ”Connect the AC Adapter”
(P.15)
ERROR lamp (red) turns on.
Refer to “Error Indicator” (P.35).
The reading sensor pitch and the mark
pitch of the sheet do not match.
Use a matching sheet.
Reference: Appendix “Sheet Creation
Reference” (P.i)
The timing mark format and the read
timing setting do not match.
Match the number of lines to read and
timing mark format with the sheet being
used.
Reference: ”4 DIP Switch SW2 Settings”
(P.19)
The sheet guide is not properly set.
Set the sheet guide properly.
If there is a large gap between the sheet
guide and the sheet, the sheet will not be
sent through correctly, and some parts
will go unread.
Reference: ”Setting Sheets” (P.29)
The sheet is set in the wrong direction
(left/right, front/back, etc.).
Set the sheet in the right direction.
Reference: ”Setting Sheets” (P.29)
The sheet is curled.
Fix the curled sheet before using it.
Reference: ”Inspecting Sheets” (P.23)
There is a reading error.
Use the included checksheet to perform
a reading test.
Reference: ”Checksheet Reading Test”
(P.32)
The sheet is thicker than the double feed
setting value.
Change the paper weight using the
Rotary Switch RSW3.
Reference: ”Double feeding” (P.22)
The USB cable or R232C interface cable
is disconnected.
Connect it correctly.
Reference:
”Connect the Communication Cable”
(P.16)
The RS-232C communication settings
are not correct.
Set the communication speed and data
format correctly.
Reference: ”2 Rotary Switch RSW1
Settings” (P.18) and “3 DIP Switch SW1
Settings” (P.18)
Unable to read.
Double feeding occurs.
The computer program does
not work properly.
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Error Indicator
When an error occurs, the ERROR lamp (red) blinks on and the buzzer sounds.
(If the error is hardware-related, the ERROR lamp turns on.)
In SR-1800 mode, the computer can obtain the following error status information from the device
by sending the command.
In SR-600 mode, the following status information system will differ. Refer to the SR-600 Operating
Manual.
Error Status
ERROR lamp:
(Red) Blinking
Buzzer Sound:
“Peep! Peep! Peep!”
Error
Cause
Action
Status
Information
Cover open
The top cover is open
Close the top cover securely.
G1
Sheet empty
There are no sheets in the
hopper.
Insert sheets.
Q1
Double feed error
2 or more sheets were fed at a
time.
Reset the sheets after loosing
them.
Q2
Sheet skew
The sheet that was fed is
skewed.
Check the position of the
sheet guide, and set the sheet
correctly. Reference: “Setting
Sheets” (P.29)
Q3
Sheet jam
Error due to a sheet jam.
H1/ H 2 /
H3/H4
Remaining
sheet error
There is a sheet left inside the
device.
Remove the jammed sheet.
Reference:
“Fixing
Sheet
Jams” (P.37)
Removal error
After the sheet was fed, it was
pulled out.
Reset the sheet.
R1
Timing error
The number of timing marks
read was 3 or less.
The number of timing marks is
3 or less, or the timing marks
cannot be detected. Check the
sheet’s timing marks.
R4
Read setting
errors
When reading under the controltype setting, the next timing mark
was detected within the range set
for reading.
Check that the reading format
settings and the sheet content
are set correctly.
R5
When dirt or sheet folds are
detected in the timing mark area.
Clean and fix the sheet folds,
then reset the sheet.
There is white dirt stuck to the
reading unit.
Check the reading unit and
wipe off any dirt.
There is a gap between the
sheet guide and sheet.
Check the position of the
sheet guide, and set the sheet
correctly. Reference: ”Setting
Sheets” (P.29)
Command error,
parameter error,
protocol error
The sent command, sent
parameter, or transmission
timing is incorrect.
Check whether or not the sent
command, sent parameter, or
transmission timing is correct.
Check that the USB cable is
properly connected.
F5/ F6 /
F7
Back side
reader unit not
connected
The setting is for using the
back side reader unit, but the
rear side reader unit is not
connected. (Device of singlesided specification)
Turn the back side reader
setting to OFF. Reference:
"3 DIP Switch SW1 Settings”
(P.18)
P1
Black level
error
T1/ T2/
T3
S2
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Error Status
ERROR lamp
(Red)
Lights up.
Buzzer Sound:
“Peep! Peep! Peep!”
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Error
Hardware
error
Cause
Internal error
Action
Turn off the power briefly,
then turn the power back
on. Check whether or not
the same error occurs. If the
same error occurs, request for
maintenance service.
Status
Information
A1 / A 2 /
A4/A5/
A6
B1/ B2 /
B3/B4/
B5/B6/
B7
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Fixing Sheet Jams
When a sheet jam occurs, fix it according to the following procedure.
(1) Hold Part A of the top cover and open it, pull upward and remove it.
Part A
Top cover
Reading sensor unit
Sheet feed roller
(2) Remove the sheet that is jammed in the sheet feed section.
If necessary, lift up the reading sensor unit to remove the sheet that is jammed.
CAUTION
You can lift the reading sensor unit approximately 15mm. Slowly move it vertically up and
down, and be careful not to hit the unit against other parts.
(3) After the sheet is removed, make sure that there are no remaining bits of torn sheet left in the
sheet feed section.
CAUTION
If bits of torn sheet remain in the sheet feed section, it may cause another sheet jam. Make
sure to remove all of them.
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(4) Reattach the top cover.
Close the top cover securely. Otherwise, it may cause poor sheet feeding.
(5) If the ERROR lamp (red) is on, check (3) and (4) again.
(6) The following are possible causes of the sheet jam.
Check each item and take the necessary action if there is a problem.
Cause
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Action
Sheet deformation, ripped sheet, foreign object
stuck to sheet
Inspect the sheet.
(Reference: ”Inspecting Sheets” (P.23)
Dirty sheet feed roller, transfer roller
Clean the roller.
(Reference: ”Cleaning Procedures” (P.40)
SR-1800
Cleaning
Make sure to turn the power off and remove the power plug from the outlet before
cleaning. Failure to do so may result in electric shock.
WARNING
Caution
External parts are made of plastic. Do not use benzene, paint thinner, or any other
volatile substances and chemical solvents. Doing so may result in discoloring or
deformation.
Regular Maintenance
When the rollers and reading sensors become dirty, various types of malfunction problems may
occur. Maintain the device regularly as discussed below. Maintenance frequency will depend on
usage (frequency of use, quality of sheet used, etc.) When you become aware of dirt or other
foreign objects, clean them off.
(1) Cleaning the device and its external parts
Wet a soft cloth with thinned neutral detergent, squeeze it hard and clean the device lightly
with it. At this time, prepare a dry cloth as well and wipe the device so as not to leave
moisture on it.
(2) Cleaning the rollers
· Clean the rollers according to the frequency of use and the stained conditions since stains
on them may be transferred to sheets and may cause a malfunction when sheets are fed
(once every a few days).
· Clean the rollers, in particular, after a large number of sheets or sheets fitted with copy
carbon are fed.
· Use antiseptic alcohol (ethanol) to clean the rollers.
· Use a soft cloth slightly wetted with antiseptic alcohol (ethanol) to lightly wipe off stains.
(3) Cleaning the Read Sensor
Since the read sensor is covered with optical lens, clean it with a soft cloth or cleaning paper
wetted with a small amount of antiseptic alcohol (ethanol) so as not to damage the glass.
CAUTION:
Handle the sensor with extreme care since the reading level will be degraded and a reading
error may occur if it is flawed.
(4) Maintaining the sheet feed path
Wipe off dirt such as bits of torn sheet with a soft cloth or cleaning paper wetted with a small
amount of antiseptic alcohol (ethanol).
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Cleaning Procedures
(1) Make sure the power is off and the power plug is removed from the outlet.
(2) Hold Part A of the top cover and open it, pull upward and remove it.
Part A
Top cover
(3) Clean the necessary parts.
[Roller Parts to Clean]
Roller parts
Sheet feed roller (1)
Sheet feed drive roller (1, top cover)
Transfer roller (4)
Transfer drive roller (4)
Transfer drive roller (4)
Sheet feed drive roller
Transfer roller (4)
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[Part of Reading Sensor Area to Clean]
Reading sensor area
Lift the reading sensor unit and clean the surface of the lens on the bottom of the
reading sensor unit. For the device of double-sided reading specification, clean the
surface of the lens on the main body side.
CAUTION
You can lift the reading sensor unit approximately 15mm. Slowly move it vertically up and
down, and be careful not to hit the unit against other parts.
Reading sensor unit
(4) Reattach the top cover.
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Service Schedule
For stable operation of this device, regular replacement of components is required.
See the following table, and contact us, or the store where you purchased the device, when
requiring component replacement.
Component name
Number
Replacement reference
Sheet feed roller
1
3 years or 150,000 sheets
Separator pad(located under
the sheet feed roller)
1
3 years or 150,000 sheets
Remarks
Replace at the same time
as the sheet feed roller
CAUTION
∙ The above number of years and sheets should be considered as a guide.
∙ Depending on the device’s usage and environment, the number of years and sheets may
differ.
∙ For details on when to replace parts, contact the store where you purchased the device.
∙ Check the number of sheets read using the diagnostic utilities.
For details on how to install the diagnostic utilities, refer to “Installing the Diagnostic Utilities”
(P.15).
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Product Specifications
Sensor
Reading
Darkness level
Light source color
Single-sided, double-sided
16 levels (including no mark)
Near-infrared light (940nm) [visible red light
(660nm)]*
Pitch (inches)
1/6”
Marking
Standard: pencil [Visible red light: ball point
pen (black, blue)]*
Reading marks
Size: 0.5 x 3mm or larger (recommended mark)
Darkness: PCS value of 0.6 or higher
Error detection function Sheet position detection, double-feeding detection, skew detection
PC interface
USB (Ver2.0)
RS-232C
9,600 to 115,200bps
Operation
Indicator lamps
2
Operating switches
2
Hopper capacity
50 sheets (paper weight 90kg base)
Sheet used
Sheet size
IBM card size, postcard size, A5, B5, A4, (Width
8.5 inches, 9 inches)
Height: 110 to 355.6mm (4.3 to 14 inches)
Width: 63.5 to 228.6mm (2.5 to 9 inches)
Paper weight
72 to 135kg (84g/m2 to 157g/m2)
Paper quality
OCR paper, high quality paper, recycled OCR
paper (recycled OCR paper composition 70%
or less)
Sheet feeding
Feeding speed
400mm/s
1800 sheets/hour (USB connection)
Sheet discharge
Stacker capacity
100 sheets (when 90kg base paper weight is
used)
Power source
AC100 to 240V, 50Hz/60Hz
Environmental operating conditions Temperature
5 to 35°C (41°F to 95°F)
Humidity
30 to 80%RH (no condensation)
External dimensions
390(W) x 127.5(H) x 328(D) mm (15.4(W) x 5(H) x 12.9(D) inches) (not
including sheet feed tray and stacker)
731(W) x 127.5(H) x 328(D) mm (28.8(W) x 5(H) x 12.9(D) inches)
Weight
4.9kg (10.8 lbs), for single-sided specification (not including AC adapter)
Noise
60dB(A) (when operating)
* “[ ]” denotes an option.
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External Dimensions Diagram
731mm(28.8 inches)
127.5mm
(5 inches)
390 mm(15.4 inches)
328mm(12.9 inches)
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OMR Glossary
Column and Row
Mark frames are in columns, timing marks are in rows.
1st row
1st
2nd
3rd
4th
5th
column column column column column ......
Mark frame
2nd row
3rd row
4th row
......
Timing mark
Jam
A sheet jam error caused by media when the sheet is being fed.
There are two kinds of jams: static jams detected when the device is at rest, and operational jams
detected while the device is running.
Operational jams include double-feeding jams and no-feeding jams.
Skew
Refers to the sheet that is slanted against the sheet feeding standard.
This function detects whether or not the sheet is fed straight.
Perforated sheet, sheet unevenly cut, and curled or bent sheet is likely cause skew errors.
Stacker
This refers to the place that sheets that have been read are temporarily stacked. Stacker volume
refers to the number of sheets that can be accommodated. Example: stacker volume 200
sheets.
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Timing control type
If the sheet has pre-printed timing marks, the scanning area (reading area) of targeted mark
frames will be determined by such timing marks.
Timing control type is a method to determine the reading zone based on the timing mark width.
Other methods include direct under type and mark to mark type.
Example: Timing control type to scan three times the timing mark width.
Set multiple numbers using the software controlling OMR.
...
• Top-end timing control type:
...
Reads n times the width of a timing mark
from the beginning of the timing mark.
...
Reading area
N times the width of
a timing mark
...
• Bottom-end timing control type:
...
...
Reads n times the width of a timing mark
from the end of the timing mark.
...
Reading area
N times the width of
a timing mark
Sensor (for reading) Reading sensor/position sensor
Sensors are photoelectrical elements that transform reflected light. Sometimes sensing refers to
both light emission and light reception.
LED wavelength influences dropout color. We use mainly two wavelengths, and the relationships
between wavelength, dropout colors, and readable colors are shown in the table below.
Wavelength
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Color
Dropout color
940nm
Infra red
Colors other than readable
colors
660nm
Visible light (red)
Red, orange, pink
Readable color
Black and blue pigments
Black, blue
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Direct under type
If the sheet has pre-printed timing marks, the scanning area (reading area) of targeted mark
frames will be determined by such timing marks.
Direct under type refers to a method of reading a zone that is the same as the timing mark
width.
Other methods include timing control type and mark to mark type.
Mark frame
Reading area
d
d
Timing mark
Transmission interface
The hardware connecting a computer and the OMR, in other words the mediating connection.
The SR-1800 uses USB or RS-232C interfaces.
Dropout color
Refers to colors pre-printed or written on documents that people can see but that don’t appear
when read with an image scanner or other devices.
There are “warm colors” and “cold colors” by appearance. Warm colors called orange end, red
end, etc. are used as OCR dropout colors, and you need to switch filters in this device for bluish
dropout color sheets such as the standard forms used by the Japan Chain Stores Association.
Bluish colored lines drop out when they are scanned with copy machines and other devices
even if they don’t use dropout color ink. OCR sheet for fax machines uses “cold color (bluegreen)” dropout colors, but there are only a few colors that can be used with most fax machines,
because they are different from OCR units.
(1) Dropout color print darkness is controlled by the PCS value. There are two ways to measure
PCS, black backing and white backing, and you should pay attention because they differ
depending on the model.
(2) OCR sheets are generally used for printing character boxes using dropout color inks and
printing letters in clear areas.
(3) Recently, some models have become available that are capable of reading black character
boxes, but dropout color printing sheets are often superior in both recognition performance
and processing speed.
(4) Dropout colors are chosen by spectral characteristics and PCS values that are determined
by scanner sensor, light source, and filter.
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(5) Colors that can be used as dropout colors differ depending on the model, but with some
models, even regular ballpoint pen ink drops out and cannot be used. In such cases, you need
special OCR ballpoint pens that are rarely available today. See table below for relationships
between wavelengths and colors.
Peak sensitivity wavelength
740(nm)
Color
Sepia
Magenta
Purple
Brown
Remarks
Abundant dropout colors
Some ballpoint pens cannot be used.
Bluish tones
Greenish tones
660
Rose
Pink
Red
Orange
For red end colors only, rose aniline, purplish red, deep red
Regular ballpoint pens can be used.
570
Yellow
As in fax scanners, it’s difficult
to see with human eyes→should be avoided.
Regular ballpoint pens can be used.
530
Blue
Green
Regular ballpoint pens can be used for blue-end colors
only. Green
a) It is important to control the PCS value to print dropout colors. (You need to choose a
printer equipped with devices that can measure PCS values.)
b) If you want to use an abundance of colors, we recommend printing in ink other than
dropout colors as a “black frame sheet.”
No feed
Refers to the sheet doesn’t get fed during sheet feeding operations.
If such an error occurs, the device assesses it as a sheet feeding error, and notifies user of the
error.
PCS (printed contrast signal)
Refers to the reflectance ratio (contrast) of printed marks, symbols, and letters as opposed to
reflectance of non-printed areas. The calculation formula is as follows.
PCS = White reflectance - black reflectance
White reflectance
When reflectance of areas with no printing is 70%, and reflectance of printed marks, symbols,
and letters is 10%, the PCS will be 0.857.
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Writing implements
Readable marks and unreadable marks depend on the writing instruments used. This can also
differ according to the light source that the reading sensor uses.
Relationships between sensors used for OMR (light source) and writing implements
Light source
wavelength
Color tone
Readable mark colors
and writing implement
Unreadable mark colors
and writing implement
940nm
(standard)
Infra red
Color: black (pigment)
Writing implement: pencil
Color: other than black
Writing implement: other than pencil
660nm
(*Option)
Visible light
(red)
Color: black, brown, blue, green, purple
Writing implement: pencil, fountain pen,
water/oil base ballpoint pen, water/oil
base marker
Color: red, orange, yellow
Writing implement: items
colors
in
above
Hopper
Place where readable sheets are set.
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Mark to mark type
If the sheet has pre-printed timing marks, the scanning area (reading area) of targeted marks
frames will be determined by such timing marks.
Mark to mark type is a method to read zones between two timing marks. Therefore, the number
of timing marks in mark to mark type forms is always an even number. Other methods include
timing control type and direct under type.
• Mark to mark type
(without top-end margin reading):
Reading zone
Between timing marks
The reading zone is the area between
timing marks.
2.5mm
• Mark to mark type
(with top-end margin reading):
The reading zones are the front margin of
the form as the first row, and between
timing marks as the second and
subsequent rows.
Reading zone (first row)
Top margin
Reading zone
(second and subsequent rows)
Between timing marks
Double-feeding
Refers to two or more sheets being fed at the same time during sheet feeding operation. If such
an error occurs, the device assesses it as a sheet feeding error, and notifies users of the error.
Form
(1) OCR paper (optical character recognition paper)
Paper for data processing to optically read letters and symbols. It should not be dusty, and
it should be smooth, stiff, abrasion resistant, and antistatic.
JIS X 9004 (printing specifications for optical character recognition)
(2) Quality paper
Paper made from pure chemical pulp. Used for printing and writing.
JIS P 3101 (printing paper) JIS P 3201 (writing paper)
(3) Paper weight
Paper is categorized by weight.
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Appendix
Sheet creation reference
You can use a sheet that you make yourself with this device in addition to the optional sheets that
we offer. If you make your own sheet, follow the specifications below.
(1) Sheet size
Height 110-335.6mm(4.3-14 inches), Width 63.5-228.6mm(2.5-9 inches)
However, Feed Length (L) must be Width (W) × 1.3.
Do not cut or round the corners on the reference side (timing mark side). (See P.iv)
(2) Weight and thickness
g/m2 (grams per sheet)
84 - 157
mm (thickness)
0.1 - 0.19
(3) Paper quality
OCR paper, quality paper, or recycled OCR paper.
(4) Printing ink (printing surrounding mark fields)
When the wavelength of the OMR reading sensor light source is 940nm, use spectrum band
B900 to measure the PCS and use ink at PCS 0.15 or less. Print timing marks in ink at PCS
0.85 or higher.
When the wavelength of the OMR reading sensor light source is 660nm, use spectrum band
B680 to measures the PCS and use ink at PCS 0.15 or lower. Print timing marks in ink at PCS
0.85 or higher.
(5) Printing position accuracy
ParallelismAdjust printing parallelism for timing marks and data marks 0.2mm or
less based on the cutting edge of the timing mark side.
PerpendicularityAdjust printing perpendicularity for timing marks and data marks 0.2mm
or less based on the cutting edge of the timing mark side.
OtherAdjust to ±0.2mm or less of specified measurements unless otherwise
specified.
(6) Prohibited printing zones
Do not print between timing marks, or between the top-end (bottom-end) timing mark and
the top edge (bottom edge) of the mark sheet.
Top-end margin*:
9mm or more from the top edge to the first timing mark.
Bottom-end margin:
9mm or more from the last timing mark to the bottom edge.
Side margin:4mm or more on the opposite side of the sheet’s standard
edge.
(7) Direction of paper grain
Feed a sheet in the direction of its grain to eliminate curling.
Paper grain direction
Feeding direction
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(8) Clear zones
Do not print in colors other than dropout colors 0.8mm around reading zones and 0.8mm
from timing mark longitudinal ends.
Reading zone:
The vertical direction of the data mark standard position is the height set by command, and
the horizontal width refers to the area of the data mark frame width.
Dropout colors:
Dropout colors refers to colors that are already printed or written on a document that can be
seen by human eyes but cannot be recognized by a reading sensor.
(9) Black ink printing
Descriptions, etc. can be printed in areas except print prohibition zones and clear zones.
Timing mark
0.8
3.5
0.8
0.8
Reading zone specified
by command
Reading zone
Clear zone
0.8
[Unit: mm]
However, never print anything at PCS 0.15 or more other than timing marks in timing mark
columns from the top edge of sheet to the bottom edge on either side of the sheet.
(10)Printing on back surface
You can print on the back surface except in print prohibition zones. However, do not print
at PCS exceeding 0.15 in clear zones on the front surface in case of bleeding through from
the back.
3mm or longer
(11) ID mark
Set an ID mark for identification as necessary.
1.0mm
or longer
Size:
1.0mm or longer x 3mm or longer.
Reading darkness:PCS 0.8 or higher
Angle:
±5 degree or less (against the line perpendicular to the standard side)
(12) Mark frame (Reading mark size)
Rectangles, ovals, and circle shapes have been conventionally used for mark frames.
Frame size should be smaller than the reading zone in various reading methods (direct under
type, timing control type and mark to mark type).
Recommended sizes are as follows.
Rectangles: Vertical 0.5-1.5mm Horizontal 3-3.5mm
Ovals:
Vertical 1.5-2.5mm Horizontal 3-4.3mm
Circles:
O 3.0-3.5mm
*Maximum horizontal length differs depending on sensor pitch.
Adjust horizontal length = (sensor pitch - 0.7mm) or less.
*Printing color: print at PCS 0.15 or less in dropout color.
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(13)Sheet dimensions
[Direct under type sheet]
A
0.3 A
Sheet horizontal length (W)
4 or more
Pitch (P) x (row-1)
P Do not aggregate tolerances
d
b
4.23 9 or more
minimum
a
1. 3xW)
1.5 or more
4.23
minimum
0.2
0.3 A
Sheet vertical length (L
Mark frame
c
0.2
9 or more
Timing mark
0.2 A
0.1
0.3 A
General tolerance ±0.2
[Unit: mm]
Size
W x L (mm)
Maximum number of columns
1/6
Maximum number of rows
IBM*
82.55 x 187.3
16
Postcard
100 x 148
20
31
1/6
A5
148 x 210
31
46
a
3.81
B5
182 x 257
39
57
b
6.99
A4
210 x 297
46
66
c
1.27
8.5"
216 x 279
47
62
d
11.43
9"
228.6 x 355.6
48
80
Note 1)
Note 2)
Note 3)
40
Timing mark width: maximum width of c is 12mm.
Maximum number of rows indicates the number of timing marks.
Printing specifications for IBM card size are described on the
next page.
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[Direct under type card (1/6” IBM card size)]
0.2 A
0.2 A
82.55
A
4.23
Cut corner (*)
Minimum 1.21
0.8
3.8±0.1
Standard size
0.2 A
Standard size 187.32
3.5-4.3
6 or more
Minimum 1 5 or more
4.23 x 15=63.45
11.43
0.2 A
0.1
[Unit: mm]
General tolerance ±0.2
* Cut corners and round corners
They help you to easily check if the sheet is placed in the right direction, and help you to
manage the sheet and keep it orderly.
Cut sheet corners straight or rounded according to the specifications shown below.
Straight cut corners: standard 6mm or less.
Chamfer angle 45°
6mm
6mm
45
Round corners: R 6mm
(6mm)
(6mm)
R 6mm
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[Timing control type sheet]]
A
0.3 A
Sheet horizontal length (W)
d
4 or more
Pitch (P) x (row-1)
P Do not aggregate tolerances
b
Example when
4.23 9 or more
3 times is
minimum
specified
C x 1.5
a
1. 3 x W)
4.23
minimum
0.2
Sheet vertical length (L
0.3 A
Mark frame
c
0.2
9 or more
Reading zone
Timing mark
0.1
0.3 A
General tolerance ±0.2
[Unit: mm]
Size
W x L (mm)
Maximum number of columns
1/6
Maximum number of rows
IBM*
82.55 x 187.3
16
Postcard
100 x 148
20
40
31
1/6
A5
148 x 210
31
46
a
3.81
B5
182 x 257
39
57
b
6.99
A4
210 x 297
46
66
c
0.89
8.5"
216 x 279
47
62
d
11.43
9"
228.6 x 355.6
48
80
Note 1) Timing mark width: maximum width of c is 12mm.
Note 2) Maximum number of rows indicates the number of timing marks.
Note 3)Set magnification values in order for the gap to be possible 1.4 mm or more from
the top-end of next timing mark.
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[Mark to mark type sheet]
A
d
P
b
4 or more
Pitch (P) x (row-1)
Do not aggregate tolerances
Should be in the center
between timing marks
1. 3xW)
4.23
minimum
4. 23
minimum
E/2
of first row
Reading zone
of second row
Reading zone
2.5
a
9 or more
0.3 A
Sheet horizontal length (W)
0.3 A
Sheet-feeding pitch E
Sheet vertical length (L
Mark frame
9 or more
Reading zone
of last row
c
Timing mark
0.3 A
General tolerance ±0.2
[Unit: mm]
Size
W x L (mm)
Maximum number of columns
1/6
Maximum number of rows
IBM*
82.55 x 187.3
16
Postcard
100 x 148
20
40
31
1/6
A5
148 x 210
31
46
a
3.81
B5
182 x 257
39
57
b
6.99
A4
210 x 297
46
66
c
1.0
8.5"
216 x 279
47
62
d
11.43
9"
228.6 x 355.6
48
80
Note 1) Timing mark width: maximum width of c is 12mm.
Note 2) Maximum number of rows indicates the number of timing marks.
Note 3) Printing specifications for IBM card size are described on the next page.
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[Mark to mark type card (1/6” IBM card size)]
0.2 A
82.55
4.23 x 15=63.45
11.43
3.8±0.1
Should be in the center
between timing marks
of first row
Reading zone
9 or more
Standard size 187.32
0.8
Reading zone of
second row
Minimum 1.5
0.2 A
3.5-4.3
9 or more
Minimum 1
4.23
2.5
Standard size
General tolerance ±0.2
0.2 A
[Unit: mm]
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