Operating Manual SPE - Carl Valentin Drucksysteme

Copyright by Carl Valentin GmbH / 7987005.0817
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Carl Valentin print modules comply with the following safety
guidelines:
CE
EG Low-Voltage Directive (73/32/EEC)
EG Electromagnetic Compatibility Directive (89/336/EEC)
Carl Valentin GmbH
Postfach 3744
78026 Villingen-Schwenningen
Neckarstraße 78 – 86 u. 94
78056 Villingen-Schwenningen
Phone
Fax
+49 7720 9712-0
+49 7720 9712-9901
E-Mail
Internet
info@carl-valentin.de
www.carl-valentin.de
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Table of contents
Table of contents
Table of contents.............................................................................. 3
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1.1
1.2
1.3
1.4
2
2.1
3
3.1
3.2
3.3
4
4.1
4.2
4.3
4.4
5
5.1
5.2
5.3
6
6.1
6.2
7
7.1
7.2
7.3
7.4
7.5
7.6
7.7
7.8
7.9
8
8.1
8.2
8.3
9
Introduction ............................................................................ 5
General Instructions ................................................................ 5
Intended use ............................................................................ 5
Important notes ........................................................................ 6
Connector pin assignment ....................................................... 7
Safety notes ........................................................................... 9
Operating conditions.............................................................. 11
Technical Data ..................................................................... 15
Control inputs and outputs (version I) ................................... 18
Control inputs and outputs (version II) .................................. 22
Signal diagrams ..................................................................... 26
Installation ............................................................................ 27
Setting up the print module ................................................... 27
Connecting the print module ................................................. 28
Switching the print module on and off ................................... 28
Initiation of the print module .................................................. 29
Loading media ..................................................................... 31
Loading label roll in peel off mode......................................... 31
Loading label roll in passing mode ........................................ 32
Loading transfer ribbon ......................................................... 33
Keyboard .............................................................................. 35
Keyboard assignment (standard) .......................................... 35
Keyboard assignment (text entry/customized/memory card) 36
Function menu ..................................................................... 39
Print settings .......................................................................... 43
Label layout ........................................................................... 44
Device settings ...................................................................... 46
Dispenser I/O ......................................................................... 49
Interface ................................................................................. 51
Emulation ............................................................................... 53
Date & time ............................................................................ 54
Service functions ................................................................... 55
Main menu ............................................................................. 58
Options ................................................................................. 59
Ribbon save ........................................................................... 59
Network ................................................................................. 59
Scanner ................................................................................. 60
Memory Card ........................................................................ 63
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10.1
10.2
10.3
10.4
10.5
10.6
10.7
10.8
10.9
10.10
Maintenance and cleaning .................................................. 69
General cleaning ................................................................... 70
Cleaning the Transfer Ribbon Drawing Roller ....................... 70
Cleaning the print roller ......................................................... 71
Cleaning the printhead .......................................................... 72
Cleaning the label photocell .................................................. 73
Replacing the printhead (general) ......................................... 74
Replacing FlatType printhead ............................................... 75
Adjusting FlatType printhead ................................................. 76
Replacing CornerType printhead .......................................... 78
Adjusting CornerType printhead ............................................ 79
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Error correction ................................................................... 81
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12.1
12.2
12.3
12.4
12.5
12.6
13
Additional information ........................................................ 91
Column printing ..................................................................... 91
Password ............................................................................... 92
Hotstart .................................................................................. 94
Backfeed/delay ...................................................................... 96
Transmission photocells ........................................................ 98
Ultrasonic photocell (option) .................................................. 99
Environmentally-Friendly Disposal ................................. 101
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Index ................................................................................... 103
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Introduction
1
Introduction
1.1 General Instructions
Basic information and warning references with the corresponding
signal words for the danger level are as follows specified in this
manual:
DANGER identifies an extraordinarily great and immediate
danger which could lead to serious injury or even death.
WARNING identifies a possible danger would could lead
to serious bodily injury or even death if sufficient
precautions are not taken.
WARNING of cutting injuries.
Pay attention that cutting injuries caused by blades, cutting
devices or sharp-edged parts are avoided.
WARNING of hand injuries.
Pay attention that hand injuries caused by closing
mechanical parts of a machine/equipment are avoided.
WARNING of hot surfaces.
Pay attention so as not to come into contact with hot
surfaces.
CAUTION indicates a potentially dangerous situation
which could lead to moderate or light bodily injury or
damage to property.
NOTICE gives you tips. They make a working sequence
easier or draw attention to important working processes.
Gives you tips on protecting the environment.

Handling instruction

Optional accessories, special fittings
Datum
Information in the display
1.2 Intended use
The print module is a state-of-the-art device which complies with the
recognized safety-related rules and regulations. Despite this, a danger
to life and limb of the user or third parties could arise and the print
module or other property could be damaged while operating the
device.
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The print module may only be used while in proper working order and
for the intended purpose. Users must be safe, aware of potential
dangers and must comply with the operating instructions. Faults, in
particular those which affect safety, must be remedied immediately.
The print module is solely intended to print suitable media which have
been approved by the manufacturer. Any other or additional use is not
intended. The manufacturer/supplier is not liable for damage resulting
from misuse. Any misuse is at your own risk.
Intended used includes heeding the operating manual, including the
maintenance recommendations/regulations specified by the
manufacturer.
1.3 Important notes
The print module can be used in thermal as well as in thermal transfer
applications.
The print module is equipped with 8 vector, 6 bitmap and 6
proportional fonts. It can be printed inverse, in italic format or 90
degrees turned fonts.
The handling of our durable print module is easy and comfortable. The
device settings are made with the keys of the foil keyboard. At each
time the two-line display shows the current status.
By the use of a 32 Bit processor and a large main memory of 4MB
also for large labels (optional up to a length of 3000 mm) a large print
is possible.
An enormously high print quality is obtained by most modern
printhead technology.
By a new-developed electronics a maximum print speed of up to 300
mm/s can be achieved. Time-saving update of the firmware is
possible via the interface. The print module can be adapted by the
large selection of options to each function.
As default, print modules of this series are equipped with a parallel
and serial interface. The print module automatically recognizes by
which interface it is controlled.
Time-saving update is possible by interface.
Thanks to the large number of options the print module can be
adapted to each task.
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Introduction
1.4 Connector pin assignment
Control unit
Figure 1
1=
2=
3=
4=
5=
6=
7=
8=
9=
10 =
11 =
12 =
13 =
14 =
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External output 1-4 (Output I)
External input 1-4 (Input I)
External output 5-8 (Output II)
Version I
SUB-D plug 9-pin
External input 5-8
see chapter 3.1
Centronics interface
RS-232 interface
Ethernet interface (option)
Connecting cable power
Connecting cable motor
Connecting cable signal
Connecting cable sensors
Power supply
PS/2 keyboard connection
USB interface
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Version II
SUB-D plug 15-pin
External bushing I/O-24
see chapter 3.2
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Rear panel of
mechanics
Figure 2
1=
2=
3=
4=
5=
8
Connection for winder
Motors
Printhead signal
Sensors
Printhead power
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Safety notes
2
Safety notes
The print module is designed for power supply systems from 230 V.
Connect the print module only to electrical outlets with a ground
contact.
Couple the print module to devices using extra low voltage only.
Before making or undoing connections, switch off all devices involved
(computer, printer, accessories etc.).
Operate the print module in a dry environment only and do not get it
wet (sprayed water, mist etc.).
Do not operate the print module in explosive atmosphere and not in
proximity of high voltage power lines.
Operate the print module only in an environment protected against
abrasive dust, swarf and other similar impurity.
In case of cleaning and maintenance with an open cover, ensure that
clothing, hair, jewellery and similar personal items do not contact the
exposed rotating parts.
NOTICE!
With the open printing unit (due to construction) the requirements
of EN60950-1 regarding fire protection casing are not fulfilled.
These must be ensured by the installation into the end device.
The print unit can get hot during printing. Do not touch the printhead
during operation. Cool down the print unit before changing material,
removal or adjustment.
Carry out only the actions described in these operating instructions.
Any work beyond this may only be performed by the manufacturer or
upon agreement with the manufacturer.
Unauthorized interference with electronic modules or their software
can cause malfunctions.
Other unauthorized work or modifications to the direct print module
can endanger operational safety.
Always have service work done in a qualified workshop, where the
personnel have the technical knowledge and tools required to do the
necessary work.
There are warning stickers on the direct print modules that draw your
attention to dangers. Therefore the warning stickers are not to be
removed as then you and others cannot be aware of dangers and may
be injured.
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The print module must be integrated with the Emergency Stop circuit
when it is incorporated into the overall machine.
All isolating safety equipment must be installed before starting-up the
machine.
DANGER!
Danger to life and limb from power supply!

Do not open the casing.
CAUTION!
Two-pole fuse.

10
Before opening the housing cover, disconnect the
device from the mains supply and wait approx. 2 - 3
minutes until the power supply unit has discharged.
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Safety notes
2.1 Operating conditions
Before initial operation and during operation these operating
conditions have to be observed to guarantee save and interferencefree service of our print modules.
Therefore please carefully read these operating conditions.
Shipment and storage of our print modules are only allowed in
original packing.
Installation and initial operation of print module is only allowed if
operating conditions were fulfilled.
Commissioning is prohibited until it can be established that, where
relevant, the machine into which the partly completed machinery is to
be incorporated complies with the provisions of Machinery Directive
2006/42/EC.
Initial operation, programming, operation, cleaning and service of our
print modules are only recommended after careful study of our
manuals.
Operation of print module is only allowed by especially trained
persons.
NOTICE!
Perform trainings regularly. Content of the training are chapter 2.1
(Operating conditions), chapter 5 (Loading media) and chapter 10
(Maintenance and cleaning).
These indications are also valid for someone else's equipment
supplied by us.
Only use original spare and exchange parts.
Please contact the manufacturer with respect to spare/wear parts.
Conditions for
installation place
The installation place of print module should be even, free of vibration
and currents of air are to be avoided.
The print modules have to be installed to ensure optimal operation
and servicing.
Installation of
power supply
The installation of the power supply to connect our print modules has
to be effected according to the international rules and regulations,
especially the recommendations of one of the three following
commissions:

International Electronic Commission (IEC)

European Committee for Electro technical Standardisation
(CENELEC)

Verband Deutscher Elektrotechniker (VDE)
Our print modules are constructed according to VDE and have to be
connected to a grounded conductor. The power supply has to be
equipped with a grounded conductor to eliminate internal interfering
voltage.
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Safety notes
Technical data of
power supply
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Power line voltage and power line frequency: See type plate
Allowable tolerance of power line voltage: +6% … −10% of nominal
value
Allowable tolerance of power line frequency: +2% … −2% of nominal
value
Allowable distortion factor of power line voltage: <=5%
Anti-Interference
measures
Stray radiation and
immunity from
disturbance
In case your net is infected (e.g. by using thyristor controlled
machines) anti-interference measures have to be taken. You can use
one of the following possibilities:

Provide separate power supply to our print modules.

In case of problems please connect capacity-decoupled isolation
transformer or similar interference suppressor in front of our print
modules.
Emitted interference according to EN 61000-6-4: 08-2002

Interference voltage to wires according to EN 55022: 09-2003

Interference field power according to EN 55022: 09-2003
Immunity to interference according to EN 61000-6-2: 03-2006

Stray radiation against discharge of static electricity according to
EN 61000-4-2: 12-2001

Electromagnetic fields according to EN 61000-4-3: 11-2003

Fast transient burst according to EN 61000-4-4: 07-2005

Surge according to EN 61000-4-5: 12-2001

High-frequency tension according to EN 61000-4-6: 12-2001

Voltage interruption and voltage drop according to EN 61000-411: 02-2005
NOTICE!
This is a machine of type A. This machine can cause
interferences in residential areas; in this case it can be required
from operator to accomplish appropriate measures and be
responsible for it.
Machine safety
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
EN 415-2 - Safety of pachaging machines

EN 60204-1:2006 - Safety of machinery - Electrical equipment of
machines - Part 1
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Connecting lines to
external machines
Safety notes
All connecting lines have to be guided in shielded lines. Shielding has
to be connected on both sides to the corner shell.
It is not allowed to guide lines parallel to power lines. If a parallel
guiding cannot be avoided a distance of at least 0.5 m has to be
observed.
Temperature of lines between: −15 … +80 °C.
It is only allowed to connect devices which fulfil the request 'Safety
Extra Low Voltage' (SELV). These are generally devices which are
checked corresponding to EN 60950.
Installation of
data lines
The data cables must be completely protected and provide with metal
or metallised connector housings. Shielded cables and connectors are
necessary, in order to avoid radiant emittance and receipt of electrical
disturbances.
Allowable lines
Shielded line:
4 x 2 x 0,14 mm² ( 4 x 2 x AWG 26)
6 x 2 x 0,14 mm² ( 6 x 2 x AWG 26)
12 x 2 x 0,14 mm² (12 x 2 x AWG 26)
Sending and receiving lines have to be twisted in pairs.
Maximum line length:
with interface V 24 (RS-232C) - 3 m
(with shielding)
with Centronics - 3 m (with shielding)
with USB - 3 m
with Ethernet - 100 m
Air convection
To avoid inadmissible heating, free air convection has to be ensured.
Limit values
Protection according IP: 20
Ambient temperature °C (operation): Min. +5 Max. +40
Ambient temperature °C (transport, storage): Min. −25 Max. +60
Relative air humidity % (operation): Max. 80
Relative air humidity % (transport, storage): Max. 80
(bedewing of print modules not allowed)
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Guarantee
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We do not take any responsibility for damage caused by:

Ignoring our operating conditions and operating manual.

Incorrect electric installation of environment.

Building alterations of our print modules.

Incorrect programming and operation.

Not performed data protection.

Using of not original spare parts and accessories.

Natural wear and tear.
When (re)installing or programming our print modules please control
the new settings by test running and test printing. Herewith you avoid
faulty results, reports and evaluation.
Only specially trained staff is allowed to operate the print modules.
Control the correct handling of our products and repeat training.
We do not guarantee that all features described in this manual exist in
all models. Caused by our efforts to continue further development and
improvement, technical data might change without notice.
By further developments or regulations of the country illustrations and
examples shown in the manual can be different from the delivered
model.
Please pay attention to the information about admissible print media
and the notes to the print module maintenance, in order to avoid
damages or premature wear.
We endeavoured to write this manual in an understandable form to
give and you as much as possible information. If you have any queries
or if you discover errors, please inform us to give us the possibility to
correct and improve our manual.
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Technical Data
3
Print Resolution
Max. Print Speed
Print Width
Passage Width
Printhead
Technical Data
SPE
104/8
SPE
106/12
SPE
107/12
SPE
108/12
SPE
160/12
SPE
162/12
203 dpi
200 mm/s
104 mm
116 mm
FlatType
300 dpi
200 mm/s
106,6 mm
116 mm
FlatType
305 dpi
300 mm/s
106,6 mm
116 mm
CornerType
300 dpi
300 mm/s
108,4 mm
116 mm
FlatType
305 dpi
200 mm/s
160 mm
176 mm
CornerType
300 dpi
150 mm/s
162,2 mm
176 mm
FlatType
25 mm
15 mm
50 mm
15 mm
50 mm
15 mm
1200 mm
1100 mm
1200 mm
1100 mm
800 mm
700 mm
800 mm
700 mm
110 mm
110 mm
170 mm
170 mm
300 x H x D
300 x H x D
300 x H x D
360 x H x D
360 x H x D
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9
11
9
11
9
12
9
12
9
Labels
Adhesive Labels or
Continuous Material
Max. Material Weight
Min. Label Width
Min. Label Height
Max. Label Heigh
Standard
Option Ethernet
Label Sensor
on rolls : paper, cardboard, textile, synthetics
220 g/m² (larger on demand)
25 mm
25 mm
25 mm
15 mm
15 mm
15 mm
1900 mm
1700 mm
transmission
1200 mm
1100 mm
Transfer Ribbon
Ink
Max. Roll Diameter
Core Diameter
Max. Length
Max. Width
outside/inside
Ø 90 mm
25,4 mm / 1″
450 m
110 mm
110 mm
Dimensions in mm (width x height x depth)
Print Mechanics
H = 300 / D = 245
Control Unit
300 x H x D
285x140x360
Weight in kg
Print Mechanics
Control Unit
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9
Electronics
Processor
RAM
Slot
Battery Cache
Warning Signal
RISC
4 MB
for Compact Flash carte type I
for Real-Time clock (storage of data with shut-down)
Acoustic signal when error
Interfaces
Serial
Parallel
USB
Ethernet
RS-232C (up to 57600 Baud), RS-422 + RS-485 (option)
Centronics
1.1
10/100 Base-T (option)
Operating Conditions
Nominal Voltage
Max. Power
Fuse Values
Standard: 230 V / 50…60 Hz
Option: 115 V / 50…60 Hz
360 VA
Operating Temperature
Standard: 2x T3,15 A 250 V
Option: 2x T5A 250 V
5 … 40 °C
Humidity
max. 80% (not condensing)
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Operation Panel
SPE
104/8
SPE
106/12
SPE
107/12
SPE
108/12
SPE
160/12
Keys
LCD Display
Test print, function menu, quantity, CF Card, feed, enter, 4 x cursor
2 x 16 characters
SPE
162/12
Settings
Date, time, shift times
10 language settings (others on demand)
Label and device parameters, interfaces, password protection, variables
Monitoring
Stop printing if
Status report
End of ribbon, end of labels, printhead open
Extensive status print with information about settings
e.g. print length counter, runtime counter, photocell interface
and network parameters
Printout of all internal fonts and all supported bar codes
Fonts
Font types
Character sets
Bitmap fonts
Vector fonts/TrueType
fonts
Font attributes
Font width
6 Bitmap fonts
8 Vector fonts/TrueType fonts,
6 proportional fonts
Other fonts on demand
Windows 1250 up to1257, DOS 437, 850, 852, 857, UTF-8
All West and East European Latin, Cyrillic, Greek and
Arabic (option) characters are supported
Other character sets on demand
Size in width and height 0,8 … 5,6
Zoom 2 … 9
Orientation 0°, 90°, 180°, 270°
Size in width and height 1 … 99 mm
Variable zoom
Orientation 0°, 90°, 180°, 270°
Depending on character font
bold, italic, inverse, vertical
Variable
Bar Codes
1D bar codes
2D bar codes
Composite bar codes
CODABAR, Code 128, Code 2/5 interleaved, Code 39, Code 39 extended,
Code 93, EAN 13, EAN 8, EAN ADD ON, GS1-128, Identcode,
ITF 14, Leitcode, Pharmacode, PZN 7 Code, PZN 8 Code, UPC-A, UPC-E
Aztec Code, CODABLOCK F, DataMatrix, GS1 DataMatrix, MAXICODE
PDF 417, QR Code
GS1 DataBar Expanded, GS1 DataBar Limited, GS1 DataBar Omnidirectional, GS1
DataBar Stacked, GS1 DataBar Stacked Omnidirectional, GS1 DataBar Truncated
All bar codes are variable in height, module width and ratio.
Orientation 0°, 90°, 180°, 270°.
Optionally with check digit and human readable line.
Software
Configuration
Process control
Label software
ConfigTool
NiceLabel
Labelstar Office Lite
Labelstar Office
®
Windows driver
Windows 7 32/64 Bit
®
Windows 8 32/64 Bit
®
Windows 8.1 32/64 Bit
®
Windows 10 32/64 Bit
®
Windows Server 2008 (R2) 64 Bit
®
Windows Server 2012 64 Bit
®
Windows Server 2012 (R2) 64 Bit
Technical modifications are subject to change.
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Standard equipment
Optional equipment
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
Left or right version

Multi-tasking operating system

Double-spaced, multilingual display

2-slot PCMCIA drive

Date / time

IBM keyboard connection

Inputs/outputs

Windows printer driver

Transfer ribbon savings (only 107/12 and 160/12)

Ultrasonic photocell

Label dispensing unit

Label unwinding unit

Rewinder for supporting paper

Compact Flash Card slot

PCMCIA cards

Compact Flash cards

RS422 interface

RS485 interface

Ethernet interface

Label design software Labelstar Office
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3.1 Control inputs and outputs (version I)
Plug connection - back
side of control unit
Figure 3
A = External output 1-4 (Output I)
B = External input 1-4 (Input I)
C = External output 5-8 (Output II)
D = External input 5-8 (Input II)
Control outputs
By means of the signal outputs different operating states of the print
module can be queried.
The signal outputs are provided by two 9-pin SUB-D-bushings
(OUTPUT I and OUTPUT II) on the back side of the control unit.
They consist of optocoupler semiconductor sections, which are
connected through and/or blocked according to different operating
states.
The maximum allowable current in a semiconductor section is
lmax = 30 mA.
Output I
Figure 3, A
PIN (bushing)
Output I
Out 1: Error message
Each error status such as ribbon
error is displayed.
Out 2: Print order
The print module was activated by
a print order.
Figure 4
Out 3: Generation
The current label data is processed.
In case in dispensing mode either
dispensing photocell or dispensing
photocell continuous is selected it is
indicated if a label is under
photocell and ready to pick up.
Out 4: Layout print
The content of print memory is
transferred on the printable medium
by means of the printhead.
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Example
Technical Data
Connection of a lamp to a 24V relay by Out 1:
Figure 5
Output II
Figure 3, C
PIN (bushing)
Output II
Out 5: Print-Ready signal
It is indicated if the print module is
ready to process a start impulse. In
contrary to the print order signal, the
generating time is taken into
consideration.
Out 6: Not used
Figure 6
Out 7: Not used
Out 8: Prior warning of transfer
ribbon end
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Technical Data
Control inputs
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By means of the control inputs it is possible to control printing. The
control inputs at Input I are electroplated separated and have to be
provided with an external tension source. The signal level is active
"HIGH".
Input I
Figure 3, B
PIN (pin)
Input I
In 1: Print start
In 2: Not used
Figure 7
In 3: Reset external counter
In 4: Not used
Example
Connection of a switch with 24V voltage supply by In 1:
Figure 8
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Input II
Figure 3, D
Technical Data
PIN (pin)
Input II
In 5: Not used
In 6: Not used
Figure 9
In 7: Not used
In 8: Not used
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3.2 Control inputs and outputs (version II)
Plug connection - back
side of control unit
Figure 10
A = External output 1-4 (Output I)
B = External input 1-4 (Input I)
C = External output 5-8 (Output II)
D = External bushing 15pin (I/O-24)
Control outputs
By means of the signal outputs different operating states of the print
module can be queried.
The signal outputs are provided by two 9-pin SUB-D-bushings
(OUTPUT I and OUTPUT II) on the back side of the control unit.
They consist of optocoupler semiconductor sections, which are
connected through and/or blocked according to different operating
states.
The maximum allowable current in a semiconductor section is
lmax = 30 mA.
Output I
Figure 10, A
PIN (bushing)
Output I
Out 1: Error message
Each error status such as ribbon
error is displayed.
Out 2: Print order
The print module was activated by a
print order.
Figure 11
Out 3: Generation
The current label data is processed.
In case in dispensing mode either
dispensing photocell or dispensing
photocell continuous is selected it is
indicated if a label is under photocell
and ready to pick up.
Out 4: Layout print
The content of print memory is
transferred on the printable medium
by means of the printhead.
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Example
Technical Data
Connection of a lamp to a 24V relay by Out 1:
Figure 12
Output II
Figure 10, C
PIN (bushing)
Output II
Out 5: Print-Ready signal
It is indicated if the print module is
ready to process a start impulse. In
contrary to the print order signal, the
generating time is taken into
consideration.
Out 6: Not used
Figure 13
Out 7: Not used
Out 8: Prior warning of transfer
ribbon end
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Technical Data
Control inputs
SPE series
By means of the control inputs it is possible to control printing. The
control inputs at Input I are galvanic separated and have to be
provided with an external tension source. The signal level is active
"HIGH".
Input I
Figure 10, B
PIN (pin)
Input I
In 1: Print start
In 2: Not used
Figure 14
In 3: Reset external counter
In 4: Not used
Example
Connection of a switch with 24V voltage supply by In 1:
Figure 15
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External bushing I/O-24
Figure 10, D
Technical Data
This input is executed as 15-pole and provides usersided 24V/100mA.
In case of using this bushing, exists no galvanic
separation.
PIN
Function
1, 6
Gnd
5, 10
24 V / 100 mA
3
Print start (NPN initiator)
2
Print start (PNP initiator)
4
Figure 16
14
7
13
Print start by
potential-free
contact
Signal lamp
24 V / 100 mA
(error)
Example 1
Example 2
Example 3
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3.3 Signal diagrams
Dispensing mode: I/O
dynamic
Figure 17
Dispensing mode: I/O
dynamic continuous
Figure 18
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4
Unpack the print
mechanics and
control unit
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Scope of delivery
Installation
Lift the print mechanics and control unit out of the box.
Check the print mechanics and control unit for transport
damages.
Check delivery for completeness.

Print mechanics.

Control unit.

Power cable.

Connection cable (printhead/motors, sensors, power).

I/O accessories (female connectors for I/O, I/O 24 cable).

1 transfer ribbon roll.

Empty core, mounted on transfer ribbon rewinder.

Cleaning foil for printhead.

Documentation.

CD with printer drivers.
NOTICE!
Retain original packaging for subsequent transport.
4.1 Setting up the print module
CAUTION!
The print module and the print media can be damaged by
moisture and water.
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Set up the print module only in a dry place protected
from sprayed water.
Mount the print mechanics on a vibration-free and air draughtfree.
Open cover of print module.
Remove foam transportation safeguards near the printhead.
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4.2 Connecting the print module
Connecting to the
power supply
The print module is equipped with a versatile power supply unit. The
device may be operated with a mains voltage of 230 V / 50-60 Hz
without any adjustments or modifications.
CAUTION!
The print module can be damaged by undefined switch-on
currents.
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Connecting to a
computer or to a
computer network
Set de power switch to '0' before plugging in the print
module.
Insert power cable into power connection socket (2).
Insert plug of power cable into a grounded electrical outlet.
NOTICE!
Insufficient or missing grounding can cause faults during
operation.
Ensure that all computers and connection cables connected to the
print module are grounded.
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Connect print module to computer or network with a suitable
cable.
4.3 Switching the print module on and off
Once all connections have been made:
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Switch on the control unit.
After switching on the control unit the main menu appears which
shows the model type, current date and time
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4.4 Initiation of the print module
Insert label material and transfer ribbon (see chapter 5. Loading
media, on page 31).
Start measuring in menu 'Label layout/Measure label' (see chapter 7.2
Label layout, on page 44).
Press key
to finish measuring.
NOTICE!
To enable correct measuring, at least two completed labels have
to be passed through (not for continuous labels).
During measuring the label and gap length small differences can
occur. Therefore the values can be set manually in 'Label layout/Label
and Gap' menu.
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Loading media
5
Loading media
5.1 Loading label roll in peel off mode
Figure 19
1. Open the print module cover.
2. Open printhead (A) by turning the red pressure lever (B)
anticlockwise.
3. Open the engine support (C) by pulling the red bolt to the top.
4. Lead the label material (minimum height = 15 mm) below the label
guiding (D) and printhead (A) and take care that the labels run
through the photocell (E).
5. Press the engine support (C) again to the bottom until it locks.
6. In order to move the printhead (A) down, turn the red pressure
lever (B) in clockwise direction until it locks.
7. Adjust the adjusting rings (F) of the label guiding to the width of
material.
8. Lift the dispensing whip (G) by pulling the knurled knob (I)
outwards to the bottom.
9. Strip some labels from the backing paper and lead the backing
material over the dispensing whip (I) and between the plastic roll
(J) and the dispensing whip-shaft (G).
10. Press again the dispensing whip (G) to the top and lock it.
11. Lead the supporting paper to the back and fix it at a rewinding
unit.
12. Enter the offset value in the 'Dispenser I/O' menu.
13. Close the print module cover.
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5.2 Loading label roll in passing mode
Figure 20
1. Open the print module cover.
2. Open printhead (A) by turning the red pressure lever (B)
anticlockwise.
3. Open engine support (C) by pulling the red bolt to the top.
4. Lead the label material below the label guiding (D) and take care
that the label runs through the photocell (E).
5. Press the engine support (C) again downwards until it locks.
6. In order to move the printhead (A) down, turn the red pressure
lever (B) in clockwise direction until it locks.
7. Adjust the adjusting rings (F) of the label guiding to the width of
material.
8. Close the print module cover.
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5.3 Loading transfer ribbon
NOTICE!
For the thermal transfer printing method it is necessary to load a
ribbon, otherwise when using the print module in direct thermal
print it is not necessary to load a ribbon. The ribbons used in the
print module have to be at least the same width as the print
media. In case the ribbon is narrower than the print media, the
printhead is partly unprotected and this could lead to early wear
and tear.
Figure 21
NOTICE!
Before a new transfer ribbon roll is loaded, the printhead must be
cleaned using printhead and roller cleaner (97.20.002). For
detailed information, please see page 72.
The handling instructions for the use of Isopropanol (IPA) must be
observed. In the case of skin or eye contact, immediately wash off
the fluid thoroughly with running water. If the irritation persists,
consult a doctor. Ensure good ventilation.
1. Open the print module cover.
2. Open printhead (A) by turning the red pressure lever (B)
anticlockwise.
3. Load the transfer ribbon roll (C) with outer winding onto the
unwinding roll (D).
4. Place an empty ribbon roll on the winding roll (E) and lead the
transfer ribbon below the printhead.
5. Fix the ribbon with an adhesive tape in operating direction at the
empty roll of the rewinding roll (E).
Check the perfect run of the transfer ribbon by turning the
rewinding roll (E) several times anticlockwise.
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6. In order to move the printhead (A) down, turn the red pressure
lever (B) in clockwise direction until it locks.
7. Close the print module cover.
NOTICE!
As for the electrostatic unloading the thin coating of the thermal
printhead or other electronic parts can be damaged, the transfer
ribbon should be antistatic.
The use of wrong materials can lead to malfunctions and the
guarantee can expire.
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Keyboard
6
Keyboard
6.1 Keyboard assignment (standard)
Key
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Meaning
Function
Main menu
Back to main menu.
Activate test print.
Delete stopped print order.
Up
Printhead upwards.
Down
Printhead downwards.
Function menu
Change to function menu.
In function menu, one menu item
back.
Feed
In main menu, one label feed.
In function menu, change to next
menu item.
Start/Stop
Confirm settings in function menu.
Stop and continue current print
order.
Delete stopped print order with key
. No further label of the print order
is printed.
Memory
Change to Compact Flash card
menu.
Quant
Change to number of copies menu.
Press keys
and
to select the
number of copies that are to print.
Forwards
In main menu, printing carriages
moves to the before set service
position.
Change to next input field.
Press keys
and
to change
values.
Backwards
In main menu, printing carriage
moves back to zero point.
Change to previous input field.
Press keys
and
to change
values.
0-9
Function keys
Parameter selection (e.g. speed).
F1 + F2
Function keys
No function.
C
Function key
Delete complete entry.
E
Funcion key
Confirm entry. After confirmation of
settings, return to the main menu.
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Keyboard
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6.2 Keyboard assignment
(text entry/customized/memory card)
The control unit of the print module is equipped with an alphanumeric
character block which allows the user to enter parameters and
customised variables without the connection of an external keyboard.
Each key contains letters and similar to the use of a mobile phone
(like sms) a direct and time-saving input is possible.
The mode is displayed in the first line at the right position so the user
can control in which input mode is selected.
As the input is almost done with characters from one mode, the
characters are divided in different groups. Following input modes are
available:
Symbol
Mode
0
M
m
A
a
Standard, starting with figures
Starting with capital letters
Starting with small letters
Input Alt
Input Alt, is switched off after one character
Mode 0
This mode is displayed as default. At first the figure which
corresponds to the key is displayed, then all capital and afterwards the
small letters.
Mode M
At first all capital, then the small letters and at last the corresponding
figure.
Mode m
At first all small letters, then the figure and at last the capital letters.
Mode A
This mode can be used for the creation of special characters. The
desired character can be displayed by the assigned number by
entering the ANSI code. Please note that the ANSI code has to
consist of three digits, i.e. you have possible to enter a zero first.
Mode a
Same as mode A. After input of the selected ANSI code the machine,
however, changes back to the previously selected input mode.
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Key
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Meaning
Function
Main menu
Back to main menu.
Activate test print.
Delete stopped print order.
Up
For customized variables, change
between single entries.
Down
For customized variables, change
between single entries.
Funktion menu
No function.
Vorschub
Entry confirmation. Change to the
main menu.
Start/Stopp
Confirmation/end of entry.
Memory
Entry mode selection.
Quant
Delete character at cursor position.
If the cursor is behind the last
character, the last one is deleted.
Character is only deleted if it was
before entered by the character
block.
Forwards
Cursor one position to the right.
Backwards
Cursor one position to the left.
0-9
Character block
Entry of desired data.
F1 + F2
Function keys
No function.
C
Function key
Delete complete entry. The entry is
only deleted if it was entered by the
character block.
E
Function key
Confirm entry. After confirmation of
settings, return to the main menu.
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Function menu
7
Function menu
Print Settings
Speed
Contrast
Ribbon control
Y offset
X offset
Tear-off offset
Label Layout
Label length
Gap length
Column printing
Measure label
Label type
Material selection
Photocell
Scan position
Label error length
Synchronisation
Flip label
Rotate label
Alignment
Automatic label measurement
Device Settings
Field handling
Codepage
External parameters
Buzzer
Display
Language
Keyboard
Customized entry
Hotstart
Autoload
Manual reprint
Backfeed
Delay
Password
Label confirmation
Standard label
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Function menu
SPE series
Dispenser I/O (option)
Operating modes
Photocell level
IN signal level
OUT signal level
Debounce
Start signal delay
I/O Protocol
Save signal
Ribbon Save (option)
On/Off
Network (option)
IP address
Netmask
Standard Gateway
Speed/Duplex
DHCP
Printer name
Scanner (option)
Operating modes
Bad readings
Label feed
Scanner type
Setup
Offset
Scan length
Interface COM2
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Interface
COM1
Baud
Parity
Data bits
Stop bit
COM2
Baud
Parity
Data bits
Stop bit
Start sign
Stop sign
Data memory
Parallel port
Port test
Emulation
Protocol
Printhead resolution
Drive mapping
Date/Time
Set date/time
Summertime
Start of summertime - format
Start of summertime - date
Start of summertime - time
End of summertime - format
End of summertime - date
End of summertime - time
Time shifting
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Function menu
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Service Functions
Label parameters
Photocell settings
Paper counter
Heater resistance
Printhead temperature
Motor ramp
Print examples
Input/Output
Cutter photocell
Online/Offline
Transfer ribbon prior warning
Zero point adjustment
CF Card / USB Stick
Load layout
Change directory
Load file
Save layout
Save configuration
Delete file
Formatting
Copying
Firmware update
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7.1 Print settings
After switching on the control unit, the display shows the following:
Press key
Press key
to access the function menu.
to select the menu.
Speed:
Indication of print speed in mm/s.
Contrast:
Indication of contrast in %.
Value range: 10% … 200 %.
Step size: 10%
Press key
to arrive at the next menu item.
Transfer ribbon control:
Examination if the transfer ribbon roll is to end or if the ribbon was torn
at the unwinding roll.
Off: The ribbon control is deselected, i.e. the print module continues
without an error message.
On: The ribbon control is selected, i.e. the current print order is
interrupted and an error message appears at the display of control
unit.
strong sensibility: The print module reacts immediately to the end of
the transfer ribbon.
weak sensibility: The print module reacts at approx. 1/3 more slowly
to the end of the transfer ribbon.
Press key
to arrive at the next menu item.
Y displacement:
Indication of initial point displacement in mm. The label is moved
vertically.
Value range: −30.0 … +90.0.
Press key
to arrive at the next menu item.
X displacement:
Indication of displacement in X direction. The fields on the label are
moved.
Value range: −90.0 … +90.0.
Press key
to arrive at the next menu item.
Tear off:
Indication of value to which the last label of a print order is moved
forward and is moved back to the label start at a new print start.
Labels can be torn after termination of the print order without a loss of
labels by tearing.
Default: 12 mm.
Value range: 0 … 50.0 mm.
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Function menu
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7.2 Label layout
Press key
to access the function menu.
Press key
as long as you arrive at the 'Label layout' menu.
Press key
to select the menu.
Label:
Indication of label length in mm.
Gap:
Indication of distance between two labels in mm
(not for continuous labels).
Minimum value: 1 mm.
Press key
to arrive at the next menu item.
Column printing:
Indication of width of one label as well as how many labels are placed
side by side (see chapter 12.1 Column printing, on page 91).
Press key
to arrive at the next menu item.
Measure label:
Press key
to start measuring. The print module stops
automatically after termination of measuring. The determined values
are displayed and saved.
Press key
to arrive at the next menu item.
Label type:
Generally adhesive labels are set. Press key
to select continuous
labels. If the menu label length/gap length contains a gap value, this
value is added to the label length.
Press key
to arrive at the next menu item.
Material:
Selection of the used label and transfer ribbon material.
Press key
to arrive at the next menu item.
Photocell:
Selection of the used photocell.
The following possibilities are available:
Transmission photocell normal, transmission photocell inverse and
ultrasonic photocell (optional)
(see chapter 12.5 Transmission photocells, on page 98).
Scan position (SP):
Entry of percental label length by that the label end is searched.
Marks onto the label can be skipped.
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Function menu
Press key
to arrive at the next menu item.
Label error length:
In case an error occurs, indication after how many mm a message
appears in the display.
Value range: 1 mm … 999 mm.
Synchronisation:
On: If a label is missed on the liner an error message is displayed.
Off: Missing labels are ignored, i.e. it is printed into the gap.
Press key
to arrive at the next menu item.
Flip label:
The axis of reflection is in the middle of the label. If the label width
was not transferred to the printer, automatically the default label width
i.e. the width of the printhead is used. It is recommended to use labels
with the same width as the printhead. Otherwise this can cause
problems in positioning.
Press key
to arrive at the next menu item.
Rotate label:
According to standard the label is printed ahead with a rotation of 0°. If
the function is activated, the label is rotated by 180° and printed in
reading direction.
Press key
to arrive at the next menu item.
Alignment:
The adjustment of label is effected only after 'flip/rotate label', i.e. the
adjustment is independent of the functions flip and rotate label.
Left: The label is aligned at the left-most position of printhead.
Centre: The label is aligned at central point of printhead.
Right: The label is aligned at right-most position of printhead.
Press key
to arrive at the next menu item.
Measure label automatically:
On: After switching on the printer, the loaded label is automatically
measured.
Off: In order to start the measurement procedure you have to change
to the corresponding menu.
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7.3 Device settings
Press key
to access the function menu.
Press key
as long as you arrive at the 'Device settings' menu.
Press key
to select the menu.
Field handling:
Off: The complete print memory is deleted.
Keep graphic: A graphic res. a TrueType font is transferred to the
print module once and stored in the printer internal memory. For the
following print order only the modified data is transferred to the print
module. The advantage is the saving of transmitting time for the
graphic data.
The graphic data created by the print module itself (internal fonts, bar
codes, ...) is generated only if they were changed. The generating
time is saved.
Delete graphic: The graphics res. TrueType fonts stored in the
printer-internal memory is deleted but the other fields are kept.
Press key
to arrive at the next menu item.
Codepage:
Indication of the font used in the print module.
The following possibilities are available:
ANSI character set / Codepage 437 / Codepage 850 / GEM German /
GEM English / GEM French / GEM Swedish / GEM Danish
Press key
to arrive at the next menu item.
External parameters:
Label dimension only: The parameters for label length, gap length
and label width can be transferred to the printer. All other parameter
settings are to be made directly at the printer.
On: Sending parameters such as print speed and contrast via our
label creation software to the print module. Parameters which are set
directly at the print module before are no longer considered.
Off: Only settings made directly at the print module are considered.
Press key
to arrive at the next menu item.
Buzzer:
On: An acoustic signal is audible when pressing a key.
On: Value range: 1 … 7.
Off: No signal is audible.
Display:
Setting of display contrast.
Value range: 0 … 7.
Press key
to arrive at the next menu item.
Language:
Selection of language in which you want to display the text in the
display of control unit.
At the moment the following languages are available: German,
English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch, Italian, Danish, Finnish,
Polish
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Function menu
Press key
to arrive at the next menu item.
Keyboard layout:
Selection of region for the desired keyboard layout.
The following possibilities are available: Germany, England, France,
Greece, Spain, Sweden and US.
Press key
to arrive at the next menu item.
Customized entry:
On: The question referring the customized variable appears once
before the print start at the display.
Auto: The question referring the customized variable appears after
every printed label.
Off: No question appears at the display. In this case the stored default
value is printed.
Press key
to arrive at the next menu item.
Hotstart:
On: Continue an interrupted print order after switching on the print
module anew.
(Only if print module is equipped with a memory card)
Off: After switching off the print module the complete data is lost
(see chapter 12.3 Hotstart, on page 94).
Press key
to arrive at the next menu item.
Autoload:
On: A label which was loaded once from the memory card can be
loaded again automatically after a restart of printer.
Procedure: The used label is saved onto memory card. The label is
loaded from memory card and printed. After switching the printer Off
and again On, the label is loaded from memory card automatically and
can be printed again. Press key
number of labels.
to start a print with indication of
NOTICE!
The last loaded label from memory card is always again loaded
after a restart of printer.
Off: After a restart of printer the last used label must be again loaded
manually from the memory card.
NOTICE!
A common use of the functions Autoload and Hotstart is not
possible. For a correct Autoload procedure the Hotstart must be
deactivated in the printer.
Press key
to arrive at the next menu item.
Manual reprint:
Yes: I In case an error occurred and print module is in stopped mode
then you can reprint the last printed labels by means of keys
and
.
No: Only blank labels were advanced.
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Function menu
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Press key
to arrive at the next menu item.
Backfeed / Delay:
Backfeed: The backfeed was optimised in the operating modes
dispenser (optional), cutter (optional) and tear off. Now, when driving
into the offset, the following label is 'pre-printed' if possible and
therefore the backfeed of label is no necessary and time can be
saved.
Delay: The adjustable deceleration time is only for mode 'backfeed
automatic' of importance (see chapter 12.4 Backfeed/delay, on page
96).
Press key
to arrive at the next menu item.
Password:
By a password several functions can be blocked, so the user cannot
work with them. There are several applications in which the use of
password protection makes sense
(see chapter 12.2 Password, on page 92).
Press key
to arrive at the next menu item.
Label confirmation:
On: A new print order is only printed after confirmation at the device.
An already active continuing print order is printed as long as the
confirmation is effected at the device.
Off: No query appears at the display of control unit.
Press key
to arrive at the next menu item.
Standard label:
On: If a print order is started without previous definition of label, the
standard label is printed.
Off: If a print order is started without previous definition of label, an
error message appears in the display.
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7.4 Dispenser I/O
In order to operate the print module in dispensing mode a print order
has to be started and the print module has to be in 'waiting' mode.
Press key
to access the function menu.
Press key
as long as you arrive at the 'Dispenser I/O' menu.
Press key
to select the menu.
In the first line of the display the dispenser mode can be selected.
In the second line the dispenser offset which is approx. 18 mm can be
set.
Press key
Dispenser I/O
operating modes
to arrive at the next operating mode.
Off:
It is printed without the labels are dispensed.
I/O static:
The input signal evaluated, i.e. it is printed as long as the signal
exists. The number of labels which was entered at the print start is
printed.
The set dispenser offset is not taken into consideration.
I/O static continuous:
You can find the description of this operating mode in chapter I/O
static.
Continuous means that it is printed as long as new data is transferred
via interface
The set dispenser offset is not taken into consideration.
I/O dynamic:
The external signal is evaluated dynamically, i.e. is the print module in
'waiting' mode a single label is printed at each signal changing. After
the print the set dispenser offset is executed, i.e. a backfeed is
effected.
I/O dynamic continuous:
You can find the description of this operating mode in chapter I/O
dynamic.
Continuous means that it is printed as long as new data is transferred
via interface.
Photocell:
The print module is controlled via photocell. The print module prints
automatically a label if the user takes away the label at the dispensing
ledge. The print order is finished when the target number of labels is
reached.
Photocell continuous:
You can find the description of this operating mode in chapter
photocell.
Continuous means that it is printed as long as new data is transferred
via interface.
Press key
and/or
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Additional parameters
for dispenser I/O
SPE series
After selection of desired dispenser I/O operating mode, press key
to select additional parameters.
Photocell switch level:
First value = Indication of current photocell level.
Second value = Indication if a label (value = 1) or if no label (value =
0) was found.
Third value = Indication of switch level. The modification of this value
is only taken into consideration for the operating modes Photocell and
Photocell continuous.
Press key
to arrive at the next parameter.
IN signal level:
Indication of signal at which a print order is started.
+
−
x
s
=
=
=
=
active signal level is 'high' (1)
active signal level is 'low' (0)
not activated signal level
*
status can be affected by interface
The modification of the signal level is only taken into consideration for
the operating modes I/O static, I/O dynamic, I/O static continuous and
I/O dynamic continuous.
Press key
to arrive at the next parameter.
OUT signal level:
Indication of signal level for output signal.
+
−
s
= active signal level is 'high' (1)
= active signal level is 'low' (0)
= status can be affected by interface*
Press key
to arrive at the next parameter.
Debounce:
Indication of debounce time of the dispenser input. The setting range
of the debounce time is between 0 and 100 ms.
In case the start signal is not clear then you can debounce the input
by means of this menu item.
Press key
to arrive at the next parameter.
Start signal delay:
Indication in time per second of the delay for the start signal.
Value range: 0.00 … 9.99.
Press key
to arrive at the next parameter.
IO protocol:
Indication of interface at which the modifications of input signals and
output signals (I/O) are sent.
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Press key
to arrive at the next parameter.
Save signal:
On: The start signal for the next label can already be released during
printing the current label. The signal is registered from the print
module. The print module starts printing the next label immediately
after finishing the current one. Therefore time can be saved and
performance be increased.
Off: The start signal for the next label can only be released if the
current label is printed to the end and the print module is again in
'waiting' state (output 'ready' set). If the start signal was released
already before, so this is ignored.
7.5 Interface
Press key
to access the function menu.
Press key
as long as you arrive at the 'Interface' menu.
Press key
to select the menu.
COM1:
0 - serial interface Off.
1 - serial interface On.
2 - serial Interface On, no error message occurs in case of a
transmission error.
Baud rate:
Indication of bits which are transferred per second.
Following values are possible: 1200, 2400, 4800, 9600, 19200, 38400
and 57600.
P = Parity:
N - No parity; E - Even; O - Odd
Please observe that the settings correspond to those of the print
module.
D = Data bits:
Setting of data bits. Value range: 7 or 8 Bits.
S = Stop bits:
Indication of stop bits between bytes. Value range: 1 or 2 stop bits.
Press key
to arrive at the next menu item.
COM2:
0 - serial interface Off.
1 - serial interface On.
2 - serial Interface On, no error message occurs in case of a
transmission error.
Baud rate:
Indication of bits which are transferred per second.
Following values are possible: 1200, 2400, 4800, 9600, 19200, 38400
and 57600.
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P = Parity:
N - No parity
E – Even
O - Odd
Please observe that the settings correspond to those of the print
module.
D = Data bits:
Setting of data bits. Value range: 7 or 8 Bits.
S = Stop bits:
Indication of stop bits between bytes. Value range: 1 or 2 stop bits.
Press key
to arrive at the next menu item.
SOH: Start of data transfer block
Hex format 01
ETB: End of data transfer block
Hex formal 17
Two different start / en signs can be set. The settings are normally
SOH = 01 HEX and ETB = 17 HEX. Several host computers cannot
process these signs and therefore SOH = 5E HEX and ETB = 5F
cannot be set.
Press key
to arrive at the next menu item.
Data memory:
Standard: After starting a print order the printer buffer receives data
as long as it is filled.
Advanced: During a current print order data is received and
processed.
Off: After starting a print order no more data is received.
Press key
to arrive at the next menu item.
Parallel port:
SPP - Standard Parallel Port
ECP - Extended Capabilities Port (grants a fast data transmission but
it is only to set at PCs of newer version).
Please observe that the settings correspond to those of the PC.
Press key
to arrive at the next menu item.
Port test:
Check whether the data are transferred via the interface.
Press the
and
keys to select standard (on). Press the
key and the data sent via any port (COM1, LPT, USB, TCP/IP) is
printed.
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7.6 Emulation
Press key
to access the function menu.
Press key
as long as you arrive at the 'Emulation' menu.
Press key
to select the menu.
Protocol:
CVPL: Carl Valentin Programming Language
®
ZPL: Zebra Programming Language
®
Change between CVPL protocol and ZPL II protocol.
Press key
to confirm the selection.
®
The printer performs a restart and ZPL II commands are transformed
into CVPL commands internally by the printer and then executed by
the printer.
Press key
in menu protocol to arrive at the next menu item.
Printhead resolution:
®
At activated ZPL II emulation the printhead resolution of the emulated
printer must be set, e.g. 11.8 Dot/mm (= 300 dpi).
NOTICE!
®
If the printhead resolution of the Zebra printer differs from that of
the Valentin printer, then the size of objects (e.g. texts, graphics)
complies not exactly.
Press key
to arrive at the next menu item.
Drive mapping:
®
The access to Zebra drives
B: Memory Card
R: RAM Disk (standard drive, if not indicated)
is rerouted to the corresponding Valentin drives
A: Memory Card (slot 1) and/or Compact Flash
B: Memory Card (slot 2)
R: RAM Disk
This can be necessary if the available space on the RAM disk (at
present. 512 KByte) is not sufficient or if bitmap fonts are downloaded
to the printer and be stored permanently.
NOTICE!
®
As the printer build-in fonts in Zebra printers are not available in
Valentin printers, this can cause small differences in the text
image.
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7.7 Date & time
Press key
to access the function menu.
Press key
as long as you arrive at the 'Date/Time' menu.
Press key
to select the menu.
Set date and time:
The upper line of display shows the current date, the second line the
current time.
With keys
and
you can change to the next or previous field.
With keys
and
you can increase and/or decrease the displayed
values.
Press key
to arrive at the next menu item.
Summertime:
On: Print module automatically adjust clock for daylight saving
changes.
Off: Summertime is not automatically recognized and adjusted.
Press key
to arrive at the next menu item.
Start of summertime (format):
Select the format in which you want to define beginning summertime.
The above example indicates the default setting (European format).
DD = day; WW = week; WD = weekday; MM = month; YY = year;
next day = only next day is taken into consideration
Press key
to arrive at the next menu item.
Start of summertime (date):
By means of this function you can enter the date at which summertime
has to start. This entry refers to the previously selected format.
Example: summertime is automatically adjusted at last Sunday in
March (03).
Press key
to arrive at the next menu item.
Start of summertime (time):
By means of this function you can define the time when you want to
start summertime.
Press key
to arrive at the next menu item.
End of summertime (format):
Select the format in which you want to define end of summertime.
The above example indicates the default setting (European format).
DD = day; WW = week; WD = weekday; MM = month; YY = year;
next day = only next day is taken into consideration
Press key
to arrive at the next menu item.
End of summertime (date):
By means of this function you can define the date when you want to
stop summertime. The entry refers to the previously selected format.
Example: summertime is automatically adjusted at last Sunday in
October (10).
Press key
to arrive at the next menu item.
End of summertime (time):
By means of this function you can define the time when you want to
stop summertime.
Press key
to arrive at the next menu item.
Time shifting:
By means of this function you can enter time shifting in hours and
minutes (for automatically adjustment from summer and wintertime).
This entry refers to the currently set print module time.
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7.8 Service functions
NOTICE!
So that the distributor res. the print module manufacturer at the
case of service can offer fast support, the print module is
equipped with the Service functions menu.
Necessary information such as set parameter can read directly at
the print module (see chapter 7.9, on page 58).
Press key
to access the function menu.
Press key
menu.
as long as you arrive at the 'Service functions'
Press key
to select the menu.
Label parameters: Indication of label parameters in Volt.
A: Indication of minimum value.
B: Indication of difference between minimum and maximum value.
C: Indication of trigger level. The value is ascertained while measuring
and can be changed.
Press key
to arrive at the next menu item.
Photocell parameters:
DLS: Indication of transmission photocell level in Volt.
RLS: Indication of reflexion photocell level in Volt.
SLS: Indication of peel off photocell level in Volt.
TR: Indication of transfer ribbon photocell status
(either 0 or 1).
H: Indication of printhead position.
0 = printhead down
1 = printhead up
Press key
to arrive at the next menu item.
Paper counter:
D: Indication of printhead attainment in meters.
G: Indication of print module attainment in meters.
Press key
to arrive at the next menu item.
Heater resistance:
To achieve a high print quality, the indicated Ohm value must be set
after an exchange of printhead.
Press key
to arrive at the next menu item.
Printhead temperature:
Indication of printhead temperature. The printhead temperature
corresponds normally to the room temperature. In case the maximum
printhead temperature is exceeded, the current print order is
interrupted and an error message appears at the display of control
unit.
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Press key
to arrive at the next menu item.
Motor Ramp:
This function is often used for high printing speed as the tearing of
transfer ribbon can be prevented.
The higher the '++' value is set, the slower the feeding motor is
accelerated.
The smaller the '−−' value is set, the faster the feeding motor is
decelerated.
Press key
to arrive at the next menu item.
Print examples:
Settings: Printout of all device settings such as speed, label and
transfer ribbon material.
Bar codes: Printout of all available bar code types.
Fonts: Printout of all available font types.
Press key
to arrive at the next menu item.
Input/Output:
Indication of signal level which indicates the signal a print order is
started.
0 - Low
1 - High
Press key
to arrive at the next menu item.
Cutter photocell:
1 - Print module is equipped with a cutter
0 - Print module is not equipped with a cutter
CH:
1 - The cutter is in the initial position and ready for the cutting
procedure.
0 - The cutter is not in the initial position. Before you are going to
release a cutting procedure you first have to place the cutter in its
initial position.
Press key
to arrive at the next menu item.
Online/Offline:
This function is activated e.g. if the transfer ribbon is to be changed. It
is avoided that a print order is processed although the module is not
ready. If the function is activated then press the key
to change
between Online and Offline mode. The respective state is indicated in
the display.
Standard: Off
Online: Data can be received by interface. The keys of the foil
keyboard are only active, if you changed in the Offline mode with key
.
Offline: The keys of the foil keyboard are still active but received data
are not processed. If the module is again in Online mode then new
print orders can be again received.
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Press key
to arrive at the next menu item.
TRB = Transfer ribbon advance warning:
Before the end of transfer ribbon, a signal is send by the control
output.
Warning diameter:
Setting of transfer ribbon acvance warning diameter.
In case you enter a value in mm then a signal appears via control
output when reaching this diameter (measured at transfer ribbon roll).
Ribbon advance warning mode:
Warning: When reaching the transfer ribbon advance warning
diamter, the corresponding I/O output is set.
Reduced print speed: Speed on which the printing speed is to be
reduced.
Error: The printing system stops when reaching the transfer ribbon
advance warning diameter with the message 'too less ribbon'.
Reduced print speed:
Setting of the reduced print speed in mm/s. This can be set in the
limits of the normal print speed.
Press key
to arrive at the next menu item.
Zero point adjustment:
Indication of value in 1/100 mm.
After replacing the printhead - the print cannot be continued at the
same position on the label, the difference can be corrected.
NOTICE!
The value for zero point adjustment is set ex works. After
replacing the printhead, only service personnel are allowed to set
this value anew.
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7.9 Main menu
After switching on the control unit, the display shows the following:
The first line of main menu indicates used model type.
The second line indicates current date and time.
Press key
for display the following:
The second line of display indicates version number of firmware.
After a short time the indication of display returns automatically to
main menu.
Press key
once more for display the following:
Indication of software Build version.
Press key
once more for display the following:
Indication of firmware creation date.
Press key
once more for display the following:
Indication of firmware creation time.
Press key
once more for display the following:
Indication of font version of bitmap fonts.
Press key
once more for display the following:
Indication of font version of vector fonts.
Press key
once more for display the following:
Indication of version numbers of both FPGA
(P = printhead; I = I/O)
Press key
once more for display the following:
Indication of boot software version number.
Press key
once more for display the following:
Indication of memory space of FLASH in MB.
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Options
8
Options
8.1 Ribbon save
The menu item ribbon save is only displayed if the print module
recognizes the option by the ribbon save photocell when switching on
the print module.
Ribbon save = maximum utilisation of transfer ribbon
The above example shows that the consumption of transfer ribbon is
much lower when using the ribbon save option.
Press key
to access the function menu.
Press key
as long as you arrive at the 'Ribbon save' menu.
Press key
to select the menu.
Press key
so switch the ribbon savings function On or Off.
8.2 Network
Press key
Press key
to access the function menu.
as long as you arrive at the 'Network' menu.
This menu item can only be selected if a network card is recognised at
switching on the print module, otherwise a message appears that the
option is not available.
For more information, please see the separate manual.
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8.3 Scanner
Press key
to access the function menu.
Press key
as long as you arrive at the 'Scanner' menu.
Press key
to select the menu.
Mode:
0 Off
1 Mode 1 (data comparison)
i.e. bar code date which was read by the scanner is compared with
the printed data.
2 Mode 2 (check readability)
i.e. it is only checked if the scanner can read the printed bar codes.
NoRd = Non readables:
Indication of number of successive non readables, i.e. when the print
module indicates an error message.
Value range: 1 - 9
1 = the print module stops at the first label which cannot be red from
the scanner and shows an error message.
VEtik = Label feeding:
In many cases it is impossible to position the scanner directly at the
printhead, and therefore with this setting a feeding can be set
Value range: 1 - 5
The illustration below clarifies the meaning of this parameter.
Press key
to arrive at the next menu item.
Scanner type:
Selection of the connected scanner type.
For more information about the different scanner models, please
contact our sales department.
Press key
to arrive at the next menu item.
Scanner setup:
Positioning of scanner. First of all, the scanner must be connected,
the appropriate scanner must be selected in the scanner type menu,
the interface must be activated in the interface parameter menu and
the interface parameters must be set correctly.
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Options
Press key
to arrive at the next menu item.
Scanner offset:
Indication of value at which the label is moved so the scanner can
read data onto the label.
Press key
to arrive at the next menu item.
Scanner length:
If this parameter is set to 0 (AUTO), the switch on and off position of
scanner is calculated by means of position and height of bar code
onto the label.
If the parameter Scan Length is not 0, so this defines the length of
scan sector. The start of scan sector is then set by the parameter
Scan Offset. The following drawing shows the meaning of parameter.
Figure 22
Press key
to arrive at the next menu item.
Interface:
In order to use a scanner, the COM interface must be set to 1.
For more information, please see the separate manual.
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Memory Card
9
Memory Card
This front side of control unit is equipped with two memory card slots.
By means of this memory card you can permanently save via interface
graphics, text, label data or information from database.
Insertion and removal
of memory card
Insert memory card with contact side forwards to the slot that was
planned for it. Take care that the memory card engaged and the
marking is on the left side (see illustration).
To take the memory card out of device A you have to press the upper
ejector knob, to take out the card of device B press the lower one.
Figure 23
File and/or
directory name
The print module handles your memory card as a DOS compatible file
system.
After formatting the memory card the STANDARD directory is
automatically available. After switching on the print module or
inserting the memory card, this directory is the current one. The
directories are displayed with capital letters and the '<' sign. The
indication of single files is effected in small letters.
The first line of the display shows the directory in capital letters res.
the selected file, the second line shows the currently selected device
with the corresponding path indication.
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Key assignment
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Press key
to indicate the saved labels onto the memory card.
Press key
to enter the memory card menu.
Press key
to arrive at the next menu item.
Press key
to return to the previous menu item.
Press key
Press key
function.
Selecting label
to select a menu and/or to confirm a query.
to change between drive A and B inside a selected
Press key
and
to browse the contents of the current directory.
Press key
and
to change to the indicated directory.
and
to select the desired label in STANDARD
Keys:
Press key
directory.
Press key
to select the label.
Select the number of labels which you want to print
Press key
to start the print order.
After finishing the print order the display shows again the main menu.
NOTICE!
It is NOT possible to change the directory. Enter the menu
'Change dir' to change the directory.
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Loading file from
memory card
Memory Card
Keys:
,
Press key
to select the 'Load file' menu item.
Select the file you want to load and confirm the selection with key
.
The loaded label is now in the printer internal storage and after the
loading procedure the display shows the main menu.
Saving label onto
memory card
Keys:
,
,
Press key
to select the 'Save label' menu item.
Select the directory and/or label you want to save and confirm the
selection with key
.
Confirm the query with
and the label will be saved.
After the saving procedure the display shows again the main menu.
Saving configuration
Keys:
,
Press key
,
,
to select the 'Save configuration' menu item.
As standard, the proposed file name is config.cfg. This name can be
changed by the user. In this file the printer parameters are saved
which are not saved permanent in the internal Flash.
Press key
to start the saving procedure.
After the saving procedure, the display shows again the main menu.
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Changing
directory/drive
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Keys:
,
,
Press key
,
,
to select the 'Change directory' menu item.
The lower line of display shows the directory which is selected at the
moment.
Press key
and
to change the directory in the upper line.
Press key
and
to show all available directories.
Press key
to confirm the selected directory.
After changing the directory the display shows again the main menu.
Deleting file from
memory card
Keys:
,
,
Press key
,
,
,
to select the 'Delete file' menu item.
Select directory and/or label you want to delete and confirm the
selection with key
.
The selected label is deleted from the memory card.
After the deleting procedure the display shows again the first menu
item 'Load file'.
Formatting
memory card
Keys:
,
,
,
,
,
,
Press key
to select the 'Format' menu item.
Press key
started.
to confirm the selection and the procedure is
When formatting the memory card the STANDARD directory is
automatically created.
After the formatting procedure the display shows again the 'Load file'
menu item.
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Copying
memory card
Memory Card
Keys:
,
,
Press key
,
,
,
,
,
to select the 'Copy' menu item.
Press key
to select the copy function.
Drive A to A, A to B, B to A or B to B.
Insert source and destination card and press key
to confirm the
selection. The content of the source card is transferred to the
destination card.
NOTICE!
When copying from A to A and B to B, please observe that the
memory cards have the same storage capacity.
When copying from A to A res. B to B first of all the query regarding
the destination card appears on the display.
Insert card and confirm the query. If the content of the card is loaded
into the printer-internal memory, a prompt appears to insert the
destination card.
NOTICE!
Depending on the storage capacity of memory card, this
procedure is to be repeated.
After the copying procedure the display shows again the 'Load file'
menu item.
Indication of free
memory space
Keys:
,
Press key
,
,
,
,
,
,
,
to select the 'Free memory' menu item.
The still available memory space onto memory card is indicated.
Press key
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Maintenance and cleaning
10 Maintenance and cleaning
DANGER!
Risk of death by electric shock!

Disconnect the print module from power supply
before performing any maintenance work.
NOTICE!
When cleaning the label printer, personal protective equipment
such as safety goggles and gloves are recommended.
Maintenance
schedule
Maintenance task
Frequency
General cleaning (see section
10.1, on page 70).
As necessary.
Cleaning transfer ribbon
drawing roller (see section 10.2,
page 71).
Each time the transfer ribbon is
changed or when the printout is
adversely affected.
Cleaning print roller (see section
10.3, on page 71).
Each time the label roll is
changed or when the printout and
label transport are adversely
affected.
Cleaning printhead (see section
10.4, on page 72).
Direct thermal printing:
Each time the label roll is
changed.
Thermal transfer printing:
Each time the transfer ribbon is
changed or when the printout is
adversely affected.
Cleaning label photocell (see
section 10.5, on page 73).
When exchanging the label roll.
Replacing printhead (see
section 10.6, on page 74).
When errors in the printout occur.
NOTICE!
The handling instructions for the use of Isopropanol (IPA) must be
observed. In the case of skin or eye contact, immediately wash off
the fluid thoroughly with running water. If the irritation persists,
consult a doctor. Ensure good ventilation.
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WARNING!
Risk of fire by easily inflammable label soluble!

When using label soluble, dust must be completely
removed from the print module and cleaned.
10.1 General cleaning
CAUTION!
Abrasive cleaning agents can damage the print module!



Do not use abrasives or solvents to clean the outer
surface of the print module.
Remove dust and paper fuzz in the printing area with a soft
brush or vacuum cleaner.
Clean outer surfaces with an all-purpose cleaner.
10.2 Cleaning the Transfer Ribbon Drawing Roller
A soiled print roll can lead to reduced print quality and can affect
transport of material.
1. Open cover of printing system.
2. Remove labels and transfer ribbon form the printing system.
3. Remove deposits with roller cleaner and a soft cloth.
4. If the roller appears damaged, replace it.
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10.3 Cleaning the print roller
A soiled print roll can lead to reduced print quality and can affect
transport of material.
CAUTION!
Print roller can be damaged!

Do not use sharp or hard objects to clean the print
roller.
1. Open cover of print module.
2. Turn red lever (B) counter clockwise to lift
up the printhead (A).
3. Remove labels and transfer ribbon form the
print module.
4. Remove deposits with roller cleaner and a
soft cloth.
5. Turn the roller (C) manually step by step to
clean the complete roller (only possible
when print module is switched off, as
otherwise the step motor is full of power
and the roller is kept in its position).
Figure 24
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10.4 Cleaning the printhead
Printing can cause accumulation of dirt at printhead e.g. by colour
particles of transfer ribbon, and therefore it is necessary to clean the
printhead in regular periods depending on operating hours,
environmental effects such as dust etc.
CAUTION!
Printhead can be damaged!


Do not use sharp or hard objects to clean the
printhead.
Do not touch protective glass layer of the printhead.
Figure 25
1. Open cover of print module.
2. Turn red lever (B, in Figure 24) counter clockwise to lift up the
printhead.
3. Remove labels and transfer ribbon from the print module.
4. Clean printhead surface with special cleaning pen or a cotton
swab dipped in pure alcohol.
5. Allow printhead to dry for 2-3 minutes before commissioning the
print module.
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10.5 Cleaning the label photocell
CAUTION!
Label photocell can be damaged!

Do not use sharp or hard objects or solvents to clean
the label photocell.
The label photocell can become dirtied with paper dust and this can
adversely affect label detection.
Figure 26
1. Open cover of print module.
2. Turn red lever (B, in Figure 24) counter clockwise to lift up the
printhead.
3. Remove labels and transfer ribbon from the print module.
4. Blow out the photocell (A) with pressure gas spray.
Observe strictly the instructions on the spray can!
5. Clean the label photocell (A) additionally with a cleaning card (B)
before soaked in pure alcohol. Move the cleaning card from one
side to the other (see illustration).
6. Reload labels and transfer ribbon (see chapter 5 Loading media,
on page 31).
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10.6 Replacing the printhead (general)
Figure 27
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
Head plate
Plug connection signal
Plug connection tension
Printhead
Focal line
Guiding
Knurled screw
CAUTION!
The printhead can be damaged by static electricity
discharges and impacts!




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Set up print module on a grounded, conductive
surface.
Ground your body, e.g. by wearing a grounded
wristband.
Do not touch contacts on the plug connections (2, 3).
Do not touch printing line (5) with hard objects or
your hands.
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10.7 Replacing FlatType printhead
Figure 28
Removing the
printhead
1. Remove labels and transfer ribbon from the print module.
2. When printhead is closed, loosen the knurled screws (1).
3. Turn red lever (2) counter clockwise to lift up the printhead.
4. If the printhead (3) is not disengaged on the pressure roller,
continue loosen the knurled screws (1).
5. Remove the printhead carefully to the front until you can reach the
plug connections.
6. Remove plug connections and then remove printhead (3).
Installing the printhead
1. Attach plug connections.
2. Position printhead in printhead mounting bracket in such a way
that the pins are secured in the corresponding holes in the head
plate.
3. Lightly keep printhead mounting bracket on the printer roller with
one finger and check for correct positioning of the printhead.
4. Screw in screw (4) and tighten it.
5. Reload labels and transfer ribbon (see chapter 5 Loading media,
on page 31).
6. Check resistance value on the type plate of printhead and if
necessary change the value in the menu 'Service functions/heater
resistance'.
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10.8 Adjusting FlatType printhead
Parallelism
An important characteristic for a high quality print is the parallelism of
the focal line of the thermal printhead to the pressure roll. Because of
the fact that the position of focal line of the printhead depends on
fluctuations caused by production, it is necessary to adjust the
parallelism.
1. Loosen the screws (4, Figure 28) with a hexagon key by approx.
¼ rotations.
2. Adjust the parallelism with the adjusting screws (5, Figure 28).
Clockwise = printhead moves backwards
Counter clockwise = printhead moves forwards
3. Adjust the parallelism as long as the printing result comes up to
your full expectation.
4. Tighten again screws (4, Figure 28).
5. Start a print order with approx. 10 labels and control the correct
passage of transfer ribbon.
Pressure balance
right/left
After adjusting parallelism and no even strong pressure exists over
the complete print width, by means of a plate (6) you can set the
balance as follows:
1. Loosen screw (7, Figure 28) with a screwdriver by approx. ¼
rotations.
2. In order to achieve a pressure balance, turn the excentric bolt (8,
Figure 28) as long as the printing result comes up to your full
expectation.
3. Tighten again screw (7, Figure 28).
4. Start a print order with approx. 10 labels and control the correct
passage of transfer ribbon.
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Maintenance and cleaning
Increasing the head contact pressure leads to an improvement of the
print image density on the corresponding side and to a shifting of the
ribbon feed path in the corresponding direction.
CAUTION!
Damage of printhead by unequal use!

Change factory settings only in exceptional cases.
The selection of the smallest value can optimise the life cycle of
printhead.
1. Turn pressure screws (9, Figure 28) to change the pressure of
printhead.
2. Turning the pressure screws (9, Figure 28) as far as they will go in
clockwise direction results in a pressure increase of 10N in
contrast to the factory setting.
3. Turning the pressure screws (9, Figure 28) exactly one rotation
from the right stop position counter clockwise results in the factory
settings.
NOTICE!
It is importantly that the knurled button which is coated with
protective lacquer is not removed from the pressure screw as
otherwise the above mentioned settings are faulty.
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10.9 Replacing CornerType printhead
Figure 29
Removing the
printhead
1. Remove labels and transfer ribbon from the print module.
2. When printhead is closed, loosen the knurled screws (1).
3. Turn red lever (2) counter clockwise to lift up the printhead.
4. If the printhead (3) is not disengaged on the pressure roller,
continue loosen the knurled screws (1).
5. Remove the printhead carefully to the front until you can reach the
plug connections.
6. Remove plug connections and then remove printhead (3).
Installing the printhead
1. Attach plug connections.
2. Position printhead in printhead mounting bracket in such a way
that the pins are secured in the corresponding holes in the head
plate.
3. Lightly keep printhead mounting bracket on the printer roller with
one finger and check for correct positioning of the printhead.
4. Screw in screw (1) and tighten it.
5. Reload labels and transfer ribbon (see chapter 5 Loading media,
on page 31).
6. Check resistance value on the type plate of printhead and if
necessary change the value in the menu 'Service functions/heater
resistance'.
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10.10 Adjusting CornerType printhead
Parallelism
An important characteristic for a high quality print is the parallelism of
the focal line of the thermal printhead to the pressure roll. Because of
the fact that the position of focal line of the printhead depends on
fluctuations caused by production, it is necessary to adjust the
parallelism.
The form of the CornerType printhead needs the setting of parallelism
in direction of the adjusting angle and in horizontal position. It needs a
little bit of experience to know in which direction you have to adjust the
printhead to receive a high quality printing.
1. Loosen the screws (1 or 4, Figure 29) with a hexagon key by
approx. ¼ rotations.
2. Adjust the parallelism with the adjusting screws (5 or 9, Figure
29).
Clockwise = printhead moves backwards
Counter clockwise = printhead moves forwards
3. Adjust the parallelism as long as the printing result comes up to
your full expectation.
4. Tighten again screws (1 or 4, Figure 29).
5. Start a print order with approx. 10 labels and control the correct
passage of transfer ribbon.
Pressure balance
right/left
After adjusting parallelism and no even strong pressure exists over
the complete print width, by means of a plate (6) you can set the
balance as follows:
1. Loosen screw (7, Figure 29) with a screwdriver by approx. ¼
rotations.
2. In order to achieve a pressure balance, turn the excentric bolt (8,
Figure 29) as long as the printing result comes up to your full
expectation.
3. Tighten again screw (7, Figure 29).
4. Start a print order with approx. 10 labels and control the correct
passage of transfer ribbon.
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Pressure
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Increasing the head contact pressure leads to an improvement of the
print image density on the corresponding side and to a shifting of the
ribbon feed path in the corresponding direction.
CAUTION!
Damage of printhead by unequal use!

Change factory settings only in exceptional cases.
The selection of the smallest value can optimise the life cycle of
printhead.
1. Turn pressure screws (10, Figure 29) to change the pressure of
printhead.
2. Turning the pressure screws (10, Figure 29) as far as they will go
in clockwise direction results in a pressure increase of 10N in
contrast to the factory setting.
3. Turning the pressure screws (10, Figure 29) exactly one rotation
from the right stop position counter clockwise results in the factory
settings.
NOTICE!
It is importantly that the knurled button which is coated with
protective lacquer is not removed from the pressure screw as
otherwise the above mentioned settings are faulty.
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Error correction
11 Error correction
Error message
Cause
Remedy
1
Line rises up completely or
partly over the upper edge of
label.
Move line down (increase Y
value).
Line rises up completely or
partly over the bottom edge of
label.
Move line up (reduce Y value).
One res. several characters of
the text is res. are not available
in the selected font.
Change text.
2
3
Line too high
Line too low
Character set
Check rotation and font.
Check rotation and font.
Change font.
4
Unknown code type
Selected code is not available.
Check code type.
5
Invalid position
Selected position is not
available.
Check position.
6
CV font
Selected font is not available.
Check font.
7
Vector font
Selected font is not available.
Check font.
8
Measuring label
While measuring no label was
found.
Check label length and if labels
are inserted correctly.
Set label length is too large.
Restart measuring anew.
No label available.
Insert new label roll.
Soiled label photocell.
Check if labels are inserted
correctly.
9
No label found
Labels not inserted correctly.
Clean the label photocell.
10
No ribbon
During the print order the
ribbon roll becomes empty.
Defect at the transfer ribbon
photocell.
11
COM FRAMING
Stop bit error.
Change transfer ribbon.
Check transfer ribbon photocell
(service functions).
Check stop bits.
Check baud rate.
Check cable (printer and PC).
12
COM PARITY
Parity error.
Check parity.
Check baud rate.
Check cable (printer and PC).
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Loss of data at serial interface
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Check cable (printer and PC).
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Error message
Cause
Remedy
14
Received line number is invalid
at RS-232 and parallel
interface.
Check sent data.
Invalid length of received mask
statement.
Check sent data.
Transferred mask statement is
invalid.
Check sent data.
No end of data found.
Check sent data.
15
16
17
Field numer
Length mask
Unknown mask
Missing ETB
Check connection PC - printer.
Check connection PC - printer.
Check connection PC - printer.
Check connection PC - printer.
18
19
20
Invalid character
Invalid statement
Invalid check digit
One res. several characters of
the text is res. are not available
in the selected font.
Change text.
Unknown transferred data
record.
Check sent data.
For check digit control the
entered res. received check
digit is wrong.
Calculate check digit anew.
Change font.
Check connection PC - printer.
Check code data.
21
Invalid SC number
Selected SC factor is invalid for
EAN res. UPC.
Check SC factor.
22
Invalid number of
digits
Entered digits for EAN res.
UPC are invalid
Check number of digits.
< 12; > 13.
23
Check digit
calculation
Selected check digit calculation
is not available in the bar code.
Check calculation of check
digit.
Check bar code type.
24
Invalid extension
Selected zoom factor is not
available.
Check zoom factor.
25
Offset sign
Entered sign is not available.
Check offset value.
26
Offset value
Entered offset value is invalid.
Check offset value.
27
Printhead
temperature
Printhead temperature is too
high.
Reduce contrast.
Change printhead.
Defective printhead sensing
device.
28
29
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Cutter error
Invalid parameter
With cut an error occurred.
Check label run.
Paper jam.
Check cutter run.
Entered data do not correspond
to the characters allowed from
the application identifier.
Check code data.
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Error message
Cause
Remedy
30
Application
Identifier
Selected application identifier is
not available in GS1-128.
Check code data.
31
HIBC definition
F Missing HIBC system sign.
Check definition of HIBC code.
Missing primary code.
32
System clock
Real Time Clock function is
selected but the battery is
empty.
Change battery.
Change RTC component.
Defective RTC.
33
No CF interface
Interrupted connection CPU CF card.
Check connection CPU - CF
card interface.
Defective CF card interface.
Check CF card interface.
34
No print memory
No print CF found.
Check CF assembly on CPU.
35
Printhead open
At start of a print order the
printhead is open.
Close the printhead and start
print order anew.
36
BCD invalid format
BCD error
Check entered format.
Invalid format for the
calculation of Euro variable.
37
BCD overflow
BCD error
Check entered format.
Invalid format for the
calculation of Euro variable.
38
BCD division
BCD error
Check entered format.
Invalid format for the
calculation of Euro variable.
39
FLASH ERROR
Flash component error.
Run a software update.
Change CPU.
40
Length command
Invalid length of the received
command statement.
Check data sent.
Check connection PC - printer.
41
No drive
CF card not found / not
correctly inserted.
Insert CF card correctly.
42
Drive error
Impossible to read CF card
(faulty).
Check CF card, if necessary
change it.
43
Not formatted
CF Card not formatted.
Format CF card.
44
Delete current
directory
Attempt to delete the actual
directory.
Change directory.
45
Path too long
Too long indication of path.
Indicate a shorter path.
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Error message
Cause
Remedy
46
Drive writeprotected
Memory card is write-protected.
Deactivate write protection.
47
Directory not file
Attempt to indicate a directory
as file name.
Correct your entry.
48
File already open
Attempt to change a file during
an access is active.
Select another file.
49
No file/directory
File does not exist on CF card.
Check file name.
50
Invalid file name
File name contains invalid
characters.
Correct entry of name, remove
special characters.
51
Internal file error
Internal file system error.
Please contact your distributor.
52
Root full
The max. number (64) of main
directory entries is reached.
Delete at least one main
directory entry and create
subdirectories.
53
Drive full
Maximum CF capacity is
reached.
Use new CF Card, delete no
longer required files.
54
File/directory
exists
The selected file/directory
already exists.
Check name, select a different
name.
55
File too large
During copying procedure not
enough memory space onto
target drive available.
Use a larger target card.
56
No update file
Errors in update file of
firmware.
Start update file anew.
57
Invalid graphic file
The selected file does not
contain graphic data.
Check file name.
58
Directory not empty
Attempt to delete a not empty
directory.
Delete all files and subdirectories in the desired
directory.
59
No interface
No CF card drive found.
Check connection of CF card
drive.
Contact your distributor
60
No CF card
No CF card is inserted.
Insert CF card in the slot.
61
Webserver error
Error at start of web server.
Please contact your distributor.
62
Wrong FPGA
The direct printing system is
equipped with the wrong
FPGA.
Please contact your distributor.
63
End position
The label length is too long.
Check label length res. the
number of labels per cycle.
The number of labels per cycle
is too much.
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Error message
Cause
Remedy
64
Zero point
Defective photocell.
Change photocell.
65
Compressed air
Pressure air is not connected.
Check pressure air.
66
External releaser
External print release signal is
missing.
Check input signal.
67
Row too long
Wrong definition of column
width res. number of columns.
Reduce the column width res.
correct the number of columns.
68
Scanner
The connected bar code
scanner signals a device error.
Check the connection
scanner/printer.
Check scanner (dirty).
69
Scanner NoRead
Bad print quality.
Increase contrast.
Printhead completely soiled or
defective.
Clean printhead or exchange (if
necessary).
Print speed too high.
Reduce print speed.
70
Scanner data
Scanned data does not
correspond to the data which is
to print.
Exchange printhead.
71
Invalid page
As page number either 0 or a
number > 9 is selected.
Select a number between 1
and 9.
72
Page selection
A page which is not available is
selected.
Check the defined pages.
73
Page not defined
The page is not defined.
Check the print definition.
74
Format user guiding
Wrong format for customised
entry.
Check the format string.
75
Format date/time
Wrong format for date/time.
Check the format string.
76
Hotstart CF
No CF card found.
If option hotstart was activated,
a CF card must be inserted.
Switch off the printer before
inserting the memory card.
77
Flip/Rotate
Selection of print of several
columns and also mirror/rotate.
It is only possible to select one
of both functions.
78
System file
Loading of temporary hotstart
files.
Not possible.
79
Shift variable
Faulty definition of shift times
Check definition of shift times.
(overlapping times).
80
GS1 Databar
General GS1 Databar error.
Check definition and parameter
of GS1 Databar code.
81
IGP error
Protocol error IGP.
Check sent data.
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Error message
Cause
Remedy
82
Printing creation was still active
at print start.
Reduce print speed.
Time generation
Use printers' output signal for
synchronisation.
Use bitmap fonts to reduce
generating time.
83
Transport protection
Both DPM position sensors
(start/end) are active.
Displace zero point sensor
Check sensors in service
functions menu
84
No font data
Font and web data is missing.
Run a software update.
85
No layout ID
Label ID definition is missing.
Define label ID onto the label.
86
Layout ID
Scanned data does not
correspond to defined ID.
Wrong label loaded from CF
card.
87
RFID no label
RFID unit cannot recognise a
label.
Displace RFID unit or use an
offset.
88
RFID verify
Error while checking
programmed data.
Faulty RFID label.
Error at programming the RFID
label.
Label positioning.
89
RFID timeout
Check RFID definitions
Faulty label.
90
RFID data
Faulty or incomplete definition
of RFID data.
Check RFID data definitions.
91
RFID tag type
Definition of label data does not
correspond with the used label.
Check storage partitioning of
used label type
92
RFID lock
Error at programming the RFID
label (locked fields).
Check RFID data definitions.
Check RFID definitions.
93
RFID programming
Error at programming the RFID
label.
94
Scanner timeout
The scanner could not read the
bar code within the set timeout
time.
Label was already
programmed.
Defective printhead.
Check printhead.
Wrinkles in transfer ribbon.
Check transfer ribbon.
Scanner wrong positioned.
Position scanner correctly,
corresponding to the set
feeding.
Timeout time too short.
Select longer timeout time.
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Error message
Cause
Remedy
95
Scanner data does not
correspond to bar code data.
Check adjustment of scanner.
Scanner layout
difference
Check scanner settings /
connection.
96
COM break
Serial interface error.
Check settings for serial data
transmission as well as cable
(printer-PC).
97
COM general
Serial interface error.
Check settings for serial data
transmission as well as cable
(printer-PC).
98
No software
printhead FPGA
No printhead-FPGA data
available.
Please contact your
responsible distributor.
99
Load software
printhead FPGA
Error when programming
printhead-FPGA.
Please contact your
responsible distributor.
100
Upper position
Sensor signal up is missing
Check input signals /
compressed-air supply.
(option APL 100).
101
Lower position
Sensor signal down is missing
(option APL 100).
102
Vacuum plate empty
Sensor does not recognise a
label at vacuum plate
Check input signals /
compressed-air supply.
Check input signals /
compressed-air supply.
(option APL 100).
103
Start signal
Print order is active but device
not ready to process it.
Check start signal.
104
No print data
Print data outside the defined
label.
Check selected module type.
Selection of wrong module type
(design software).
105
Printhead
No original printhead is used.
Check selection of left/right
version.
Check the used printhead.
Contact your distributor.
106
Invalid Tag type
Wrong Tag type.
Tad data do not match the Tag
type in the printer.
107
RFID invalid
RFID module is not activated.
No RFID data can be
processed.
Adapt data or use the correct
Tag type.
Activate RFID module or
remove RFID data from label
data.
108
GS1-128 invalid
Transferred GS1-128 bar code
is invalid.
Verify bar code data (see GS1128 bar code specification).
109
EPC parameter
Error at EPC calculation.
Verify data (see EPC
specification).
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Error message
Cause
Remedy
110
Housing open
When starting the print order
the housing cover is not closed.
Close the housing cover and
start the print order anew.
111
EAN.UCC code
Transferred EAN.UCC code is
invalid.
Verify bar code data (see
corresponding specification).
112
Print carriage
Printing carriage does not
move.
Check gear belt (possibly
broken).
113
Applicator error
Error while using applicator.
Check applicator.
114
Left position
Left final position switch is not
in correct position.
Check LEFT final position
switch for correct function and
position.
Check function of pneumatics
for cross traverse.
115
Right position
Right final position switch is not
in correct position.
Check RIGHT final position
switch for correct function and
position.
Check function of pneumatics
for cross traverse.
116
Print position
The print position is not correct.
Check TOP and RIGHT final
position switch for correct
function and position.
Check pneumatics for function
117
XML parameter
The parameters in the XML file
are not correct.
Please contact your
responsible distributor.
118
Invalid variable
Transferred variable is invalid
with customized entry.
Select correct variable without
customized entry and transfer
it.
119
No ribbon
During the print order the
ribbon roll becomes empty.
Change transfer ribbon.
Defect at the transfer ribbon
photocell.
120
Wrong directory
Invalid target directory when
copying.
Check transfer ribbon photocell
(service functions).
Target directory must not be
within the source directory.
Check target directory.
121
No label found
No label found at the rear
printhead (DuoPrint).
Soiled label photocell.
Labels not inserted correctly.
122
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IP occupied
The IP address was already
assigned.
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Clean the label photocell.
Check if labels are inserted
correctly.
Assign a new IP address.
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Error message
Cause
Remedy
123
The label photocell do not work
in the order as it is expected
according to print data.
Check label size and gap size.
The settings of the photocell
are not correct.
Check label photocell settings.
Settings of label size and gap
size are not correct.
Check correct loading of label
material.
No label found at the rear
printhead.
Insert new label roll.
Soiled label photocell.
Clean the label photocell.
Labels not inserted correctly.
Check if labels are inserted
correctly.
Print asynchronous
124
Print too slow
The print speed is too slow.
Increase the speed of the
customers' machine.
125
DMA send buffer
Communication problem HMI.
Restart the printer.
126
UID conflict
Configuration RFID
programming faulty.
Run RFID initialising.
127
Module not found
RFID module not available.
Check the RFID module
connection.
Please contact your
responsible distributor.
128
No release signal
No print release by higher-level
control (customer machine).
Activate release signal at the
higher-level control.
129
Wrong firmware
Firmware does not match the
used printer type.
Use firmware that fits to the
printer type.
Please contact your
responsible distributor.
130
Language missing
Language file for the set printer
language is not available.
Please contact your
responsible distributor.
131
Wrong material
Label material does not fit to
printing data.
User label material with
suitable label and/or gap
length.
132
Invalid mark-up tag
Invalid mark-up formatting
characters in text.
Correct the formatting
characters in the text.
133
Script not found
LUA script file not found.
Check the file name.
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Error message
Cause
Remedy
134
Script failure
LUA script is incorrect.
Check the script.
135
Script user error
Error in LUA script user input.
Correct the input value.
136
No reprint available
No label data for reprinting
available.
Send new label data to the
printer.
137
Printhead short
circuit
Electrical short at the printhead.
Check the used printhead.
Please contact your distributor.
138
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Too little ribbon
Transfer ribbon ends.
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12 Additional information
12.1 Column printing
With this print module several columns can be printed, i.e. the
information of one column can be printed several times (depending on
its width) on a label. Caused by this the use of the complete print
width is possible and the generating time is enormously reduced.
For example 4 columns with a width of 25 mm or 2 columns with a
width of 50 mm can be printed onto a label with a width of 100 mm.
Please note that the first label is always the one with the largest x
coordinate, i.e. it has the largest distance to the printhead.
Setting the print of
several columns
Press key
to change to the function menu.
Press key
as long as to the 'Label layout' menu.
Press key
to confirm the selection.
Press key
as long as the menu item (see illustration) appears.
Press key
and
to set the label width. As column width the width
of one label is entered, e.g. 20.0 mm.
Press key
Press keys
and
and
to enter the number of columns.
to change the number of columns,
e.g. 4 columns at a label width of 20.0 mm.
Press key
to start a print with indication of number of labels and
number of lines. The number of labels corresponds to the number of
labels that are to print.
e.g. columns: 3, items: 4
The first four labels were printed but not label 5 and 6.
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12.2 Password
Example 1:
The supervisor programs a Memory Card directly with the module. He
stores 10 different labels. As well he adjusts the print parameters, like
contrast, speed, etc. to the corresponding values. The user is only
supposed to read the labels from memory card and to print them.
Therefore the supervisor blocks the function menu and the entry
function by a password.
Example 2:
The print module is connected to a PC. The user is only supposed to
take the labels dispensed by the print module and stick them on. To
prevent, that the labels or the print module set-up will not be changed,
the supervisor blocks all print module functions (e.g. function menu,
entry menu, etc.) by a password.
Example 3:
The user has to change several texts before printing. It is not allowed
to change any masks (fonts, position, etc.). Therefore the supervisor
blocks the entry of mask and the function menu. By this means the
user indeed can print labels, but the print module set-up and the
masks of the labels can't be changed.
To receive a most flexible password protection, the print module
functions will be divided into several function groups:
1. Function menu:
In the function menu the print parameters can be changed (contrast,
speed, mode, ...). The password protection prevents modifications at
the print settings.
2. Memory Card:
With the functions of your Memory Card labels can be stored, loaded,
....
Here the password protection has to separate, if none or only reading
functions are allowed.
3. Print functions:
With key quant a print can be produced. In case the print module is
connected to a PC, it can be useful, that the user is not able to
produce a print manually. So the password protection prevents that
prints can be produced manually.
Because of these different function groups the password protection is
very flexible. The print module can be adjusted best to its actual order,
as only certain functions are blocked.
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Define password
Additional information
In case no password is defined res. the password protection is not
activated, all functions can be used. In the function menu you will find
the menu item "Password", where the password can be entered and
the password protection activated.
Press key
as long as to the 'Password' menu.
Press key
to confirm the selection.
Meaning of abbreviations:
F
MC
D
Function menu
Memory Card
Print functions
In case the password protection is active, but the function menu is not
protected, the password
(4-digit number between 0000 and 9999) has to be entered first, so
the above shown display appears. Now changes can be done. In the
first line the user can define the password (4-digit number).
Activate blocked
function:
Press key
to switch to the next.
Press key
(yes/no).
and
Press key
to change to the second line.
Press key
and
to block/release individual function groups.
(Press key
and
to change from one group to the next one.)
to activate/deactivate the password protection
F:
Function menu
MC:
Memory Card
D:
Printer guiding
0...open
1...locked
0...open
1...only reading access
2...access blocked
0...open
1...open
2...no manual print release
In case the user wants to perform a blocked function, he has to enter
the valid password first.
The entered password has to be confirmed with E. In case the correct
password has been entered the desired function can be performed. If
the entered password was invalid no error message appears but the
main menu will be displayed.
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12.3 Hotstart
NOTICE!
The data is saved onto CF card. Therefore the CF card is a
condition for the Hotstart menu item.
The function hotstart contains e.g. that in case of a power failure the
currently loaded label can be further processed without any loss of
data.
Moreover a print order can be interrupted and to be continued after
switching on the printer anew.
NOTICE!
At an active hotstart all necessary data is stored on the memory
card therefore do not remove the card during operation. When
removing during operation, this causes the loss of all data on the
memory card.
Saving the current label
Saving the printer order
state
Loading a label and
print order state
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In case the hotstart function is set to on, at the start of a print order the
data of the current label is saved to the corresponding directory of the
memory card.
However the following conditions have to be fulfilled:

Memory card inserted in drive A

Memory card not write protected

Enough free storage space onto memory card

An error message appears in case these conditions are not
fulfilled.
At switching off the printer the state of the current print order is saved
to the corresponding directory of the memory card.
However the following conditions have to be fulfilled:

Memory card inserted in drive A

Memory card not write protected

Enough free storage space onto memory card
In case the hotstart function is set to On, at a new start of printer the
saved label data and the print order state is loaded from the
corresponding file on the memory card. Because of this reason a
memory card has to be inserted at switching on the printer. In case it
is impossible to load the data an error message appears.
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Starting the print order
In case at switching off the print module a print order was active, then
a print start is released automatically and the required res. actual
number of printed labels is refreshed.
In case the print order was stopped at switching off the print module, it
is again set to the stopped mode after switching on the print module
anew.
In case a customized entry was active during switching off the print
module, the window for the first customized variable is displayed.
Refreshing the variable
counter
As in the intended file only the start values of the counter are saved,
they are refreshed at a new start of the print order by means of the
number of printed labels. Each counter is counted corresponding from
its start value. Afterwards the position of the current and the next
counter update are correctly set by means of the update intervals.
NOTICE!
Make sure that in case graphics are onto the label they have to be
saved onto memory card.
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12.4 Backfeed/delay
Backfeed operating
modes
In continuous dispensing mode (IO dynamic continuous, IO static
continuous, IO photocell continuous) no optimised backfeed is
possible. Because of the fact when changing the print order, then the
current label in the offset sector is already printed from the old print
order.
With activated double cut no optimised backfeed is possible.
In the sector that is printed when preprint the following label, no
date/time variable should be existing, because this could be refreshed
before the next start impulse.
Standard
Peel off:
After printing the label, it is driven into the
dispensing offset and waited there, until the label
was removed (photocell) or a new start signal is
given (IO dynamic). Afterwards it is again
backtracked to the beginning of label and then the
next label is printed.
Cutter:
After printing the label, it is driven into the cutter
offset; the label is cut and then backtracked
immediately to the beginning of label (if an operating
mode with backfeed is selected). Afterwards the
next label is printed, if necessary.
Tear off
edge:
After printing the last label of a print order it is driven
into the tear-off offset and the label res. labels can
be taken away. When starting a new print order, first
it is backtracked again to the beginning of label and
then the next label is printed.
If a following print order is available before driving
into the tear-off offset, then it is not driven into tearoff offset but the following label is directly printed.
Peel off:
After printing the label it is driven into the dispensing
offset and then backtracked to the beginning of label
either immediately or after the set delay time. When
releasing a new start signal (IO dynamic) the next
label is immediately printed.
Cutter:
This is the same function as for 'backfeed standard'
as it is always backtracked immediately to the
beginning of label.
After printing the last label of a print order it is driven
into the tear-off offset and then backtracked to the
beginning of label either immediately of after the set
delay time. When starting a new print order then the
next label is immediately printed.
If a following print order is available before driving
into the tear-off offset, then it is not driven into tearoff offset but the following label is directly printed.
Automatic
Tear off
edge:
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Peel off:
After printing the label it is driven into the dispensing
offset and there waited. When releasing a new start
signal (IO dynamic) then the next label is
immediately printed. Because of the fact that the
label is already in the offset, the label is only printed
from beginning of offset position, i.e. at the definition
of label an accordingly large range must be left free
at the top margin of label, because these data are
otherwise not printed.
Cutter:
This is the same function as for 'backfeed standard'
as it is always backtracked after cutting immediately
to the beginning of label.
Tear off
edge:
After printing the last label of a print order it is driven
into the tear-off offset. When starting a new print
order, the next label is immediately printed. Because
of the fact that the label is already in the offset, the
label is only printed from beginning of offset position,
i.e. at the definition of label an accordingly large
range must be left free at the top margin of label,
because these data are otherwise not printed.
If a following print order is available before driving
into the tear-off offset, then it is not driven into tearoff offset but the following label is directly printed.
Peel off:
After printing the label, during driving into dispensing
offset the following label is 'pre-printed', if this is
already available (generated). When releasing a new
start signal (IO dynamic) the already 'pre-printed'
label is printed to the end and when driving into the
dispenser offset the following label is again 'preprinted'. In case the following label is not yet
available or at the last label of a print order, the
dispenser offset is driven as until now, and then for
the next label before printing the backfeed to the
beginning of label is executed.
Cutter:
After printing the label, during driving into the cutter
offset the following label is 'pre-printed', if this is
already available (generated). After the cut it is not
backtracked but the already 'pre-printed' label is
printed to the end and when driving into the cutter
offset the following label is again 'pre-printed'. If the
following label is not yet available or at the last label
of a print order, the cutter offset is driven as until
now, then cut and afterwards the backfeed to the
beginning of label is executed.
Tear off
edge:
This is the same function as for 'backfeed standard'
as it is only driven into the tear-off offset at the last
label of a print order, if no following print order is
available.
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12.5 Transmission photocells
Transmission photocell
normal
For this photocell type the transmitter is at the top res. the receiver at
the bottom, i.e. the infra-red light is sent from the top. In this way the
label detection is also from the top. This photocell type is used for
standard adhesive labels with gap.
Transmission photocell
inverse
For this photocell type the transmitter is at the top res. the receiver at
the bottom, i.e. the infra-red light is sent from the top. The label
detection is, same as for the transmission photocell normal, from the
top. However, it is printed differently as for normal photocells, in the
translucent place; the print module recognizes the opaque place as
gap. This photocell type is used frequently when printing foils.
NOTICE!
When using transmission photocells inverse, the print module
must measure a difference of 2.5 V and for reflection photocells
inverse 1 V between translucent and opaque material. Otherwise
the print module does not recognize a difference between label
and gap (bar).
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12.6 Ultrasonic photocell (option)
NOTICE!
The printer may not be equipped with the option ribbon save.
This photocell type is particularly suitable for the use of transparent
labels on transparent backing paper.
NOTICE!
The ultrasonic photocell must be adjusted on the currently used
label material.
Adjustment of switching point in 'lightswitching' mode:
The switching output Q is active if the
backing paper is detected between the
labels (gap detection).
Adjustment of
photocell
Position the label between the active
surface of the fork sensor (see arrow
on sensor). With key and/or adjust
until the switching output indicator is
off.
Position the backing paper in the active
area of the fork sensor. The switching
output indicator (yellow) must light up
again. Otherwise increase the
sensitivity with until the switching
threshold is correctly adjusted.
If necessary, adjust the switching point
slightly in the other direction.
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Sensitivity setting
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Slow setting:
Press key and/or once.
The red LED lights with each key press.
Fast setting:
Press key and/or permanently.
The red LED flashes after 2 seconds.
Light (L) / dark (D)
switching
Press key
and
The yellow LED changes status and the red LED flashes slowly.
Release keys
Locking the keys
simultaneously for 6 seconds.
and
Press keys and
the key lock.
.
simultaneously for 3 seconds to enable/disable
Locking the keys:
The red LED goes off after 3 seconds.
Release keys and and the red LED lights permanently.
Unlocking the keys:
The red LED lights after 3 seconds.
Release keys and and the red LED goes off.
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Environmentally-Friendly Disposal
13 Environmentally-Friendly Disposal
Manufacturers of B2B equipment are obliged to take back and
dispose of old equipment that was manufactured after 13 August
2005. As a principle, this old equipment may not be delivered to
communal collecting points. It may only be organised, used and
disposed of by the manufacturer. Valentin products accordingly
labelled can therefore be returned to Carl Valentin GmbH.
This way, you can be sure your old equipment will be disposed of
correctly.
Carl Valentin GmbH thereby fulfils all obligations regarding timely
disposal of old equipment and facilitates the smooth reselling of these
products. Please understand that we can only take back equipment
that is sent free of carriage charges.
Further information on the WEEE directive is available on our website
www.carl-valentin.de.
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Index
14 Index
B
Backfeed/delay ............................................................................. 96, 97
C
Column printing .................................................................................. 91
Connecting print module .................................................................... 28
Connector pin assignment
Control unit ....................................................................................... 7
Rear panel of mechanics .................................................................. 8
E
Environmentally-friendly disposal ..................................................... 101
Error messages/Error corrections 81, 82, 83, 84, 85, 86, 87, 88, 89, 90
F
Function menu
Device settings ......................................................................... 46, 48
Dispenser I/O ...................................................................... 49, 50, 51
Emulation ........................................................................................ 53
Interface .................................................................................... 51, 52
Label layout .............................................................................. 44, 45
Menu structure .............................................................. 39, 40, 41, 42
Print settings ................................................................................... 43
Service functions ................................................................ 55, 56, 57
H
Hotstart ......................................................................................... 94, 95
I
Important notes .................................................................................... 6
Initial operation ................................................................................... 29
Inputs/outputs ........................................... 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25
Installation .......................................................................................... 27
Instructions ........................................................................................... 5
Intended use ..................................................................................... 5, 6
K
Keyboard
Standard ......................................................................................... 35
Text entry/customized entry ..................................................... 36, 37
L
Loading labels
Passing mode ................................................................................. 32
Peel off mode .................................................................................. 31
Loading transfer ribbon ...................................................................... 33
M
Main menu .......................................................................................... 58
Maintenance/cleaning
General cleaning ............................................................................. 70
Label photocell cleaning ................................................................. 73
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Maintenance schedule .................................................................... 69
Print roller cleaning ......................................................................... 71
Printhead adjusting ............................................................. 76, 79, 80
Printhead cleaning .......................................................................... 72
Printhead replacing ............................................................. 74, 75, 78
Ribbon drawing roller, cleaning ...................................................... 70
O
Operating conditions ........................................................ 11, 12, 13, 14
Options
Memory card ................................................................. 64, 65, 66, 67
Network ........................................................................................... 59
Ribbon save .................................................................................... 59
P
Password protection ..................................................................... 92, 93
Photocells ............................................................................. 98, 99, 100
Printhead adjusting, CornerType
Parallelism ...................................................................................... 79
Pressure.......................................................................................... 80
Pressure balance ............................................................................ 79
Printhead adjusting, FlatType
Parallelism ...................................................................................... 76
Pressure.......................................................................................... 77
Pressure balance ............................................................................ 76
Printhead, replacing
CornerType ..................................................................................... 78
FlatType .......................................................................................... 75
S
Safety Instructions .............................................................................. 10
Safety notes ....................................................................................... 10
Setting up ........................................................................................... 27
Signal diagrams .................................................................................. 26
Switching on/off print module ............................................................. 28
U
Ultrasonic photocell .................................................................... 99, 100
W
Warnings ............................................................................................ 10
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