Network Scales/Printers

Network Scales/Printers
Network Scales/Printers
bPro
®
User’s Guide
64083326
R02
©Mettler-Toledo, LLC 2012
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Publication Revision
History
Part Number
Date
Revisions
64067202 R00
12/08
New manual
64067202 R01
04/10
Revisions to chapters 1, 2, 3, 5 and 6
64067202 R02
06/13
Added FCC Notice Section.
Trademarks
METTLER TOLEDO® bPro® are registered trademarks of Mettler-Toledo, LLC
Columbus, OH, USA.
FCC Notice
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules and the Radio Interference
Requirements of the Canadian Department of Communications. Operation is subject
to the following conditions: (1) this device may not cause harmful interference, and
(2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may
cause undesired operation.
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class A
digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide
reasonable protection against harmful interference when the equipment is operated in
a commercial environment. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio
frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instruction
manual, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. Operation of this
equipment in a residential area is likely to cause harmful interference in which case
the user will be required to correct the interference at their own expense.
Precautions
READ this manual BEFORE
operating or servicing this
equipment.
FOLLOW these instructions
carefully.
SAVE this manual for future
reference.
DO NOT allow untrained
personnel to operate, clean,
inspect, maintain, service, or
tamper with this equipment.
ALWAYS DISCONNECT this
equipment from the power
source before cleaning or
performing maintenance.
CALL METTLER TOLEDO® for
parts, information, and service.
METTLER TOLEDO® reserves the
right to make refinements or
changes without notice.
CONTENTS
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Introduction .................................................................................................... 1-1
General ..............................................................................................................................1-1
Specifications .....................................................................................................................1-2
Power Switch ......................................................................................................................1-3
Network Connection ............................................................................................................1-3
Leveling the Scale ...............................................................................................................1-4
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Operating Instructions ..................................................................................... 2-1
Machine Configuration ........................................................................................................2-1
Keyboard ............................................................................................................................2-2
Text Editing Mode ...............................................................................................................2-4
Main Screen .......................................................................................................................2-6
PLU Pricing Modes ..............................................................................................................2-7
By-Weight PLU....................................................................................................................... 2-7
By-Count PLU ........................................................................................................................ 2-7
Standard Pack PLU ................................................................................................................. 2-7
PLU Screens .......................................................................................................................2-8
Calling Up PLUs ..................................................................................................................2-9
Printing Labels ..................................................................................................................2-10
Temporary Overrides .........................................................................................................2-11
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Configuration ................................................................................................. 3-1
Introduction ........................................................................................................................3-1
Program Menu ....................................................................................................................3-2
Database ............................................................................................................................3-3
Quick PLU Change ................................................................................................................. 3-4
Database PLU ....................................................................................................................... 3-5
Database Extra Text .............................................................................................................. 3-7
Database Nutrifacts ............................................................................................................... 3-8
Database Special Message .................................................................................................... 3-9
Database COOL Text .............................................................................................................. 3-9
Database Traceability .......................................................................................................... 3-10
Database Delete ................................................................................................................. 3-11
Clone Scale ......................................................................................................................3-12
Print Reports .....................................................................................................................3-12
Service Mode ....................................................................................................................3-12
Password Setup ................................................................................................................3-12
Unit Setup.........................................................................................................................3-13
PLU Auto Call ..................................................................................................................... 3-15
PLU Display Options ............................................................................................................ 3-15
Active Tare ......................................................................................................................... 3-16
PLU Display Align ............................................................................................................... 3-16
PLU Presets ........................................................................................................................ 3-17
Default Label Format ........................................................................................................... 3-17
Delete Custom Formats ....................................................................................................... 3-18
Serial Port .......................................................................................................................... 3-18
Network Address ................................................................................................................. 3-19
Wireless Configuration ........................................................................................................ 3-20
Store Information ................................................................................................................ 3-20
Store Logo .......................................................................................................................... 3-21
Scale Number ..................................................................................................................... 3-21
Marquee ............................................................................................................................. 3-22
Barcode Settings ................................................................................................................. 3-23
PLU Settings ....................................................................................................................... 3-23
Set Time and Date............................................................................................................... 3-24
Assign Group Names ........................................................................................................... 3-24
Enable Function Keys .......................................................................................................... 3-25
Language............................................................................................................................ 3-25
User Define ........................................................................................................................ 3-26
Sales Online ....................................................................................................................... 3-27
Process Mode ...................................................................................................................3-28
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Labels ............................................................................................................ 4-1
Loading Labels ....................................................................................................................4-1
Default Label Styles ............................................................................................................4-5
Label Requirements .............................................................................................................4-6
Label Paper .......................................................................................................................... 4-6
Label Stripping ..................................................................................................................... 4-7
Finished Label Roll Requirements .......................................................................................... 4-7
Finished Label and Roll Dimensional Requirements............................................................... 4-10
Preprinted Labels ..............................................................................................................4-12
Special Shaped Labels ......................................................................................................4-14
Definition of Transmission Optical Density ..........................................................................4-14
Label and Liner Optical Density ..........................................................................................4-15
Black Stripe Optical Density ...............................................................................................4-15
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Maintenance .................................................................................................. 5-1
Unit Cleaning ......................................................................................................................5-1
Printer Cleaning ..................................................................................................................5-2
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Appendix ....................................................................................................... 6-1
Define barcode Digits ..........................................................................................................6-1
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Chapter 1: Introduction
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General
Introduction
Thank you for purchasing the feature rich bPro® scale. METTLER TOLEDO designed the
bPro series as a solution for both current and future requirements. The bPro can handle
a variety of operations and easily adapts to changing process and data requirements.
This flexibility protects your investment and helps you keep pace with rapidly changing
production and customer demands.
The METTLER TOLEDO bPro scale offers intuitive functionality with a user friendly
interface. All scales contain a built-in thermal label printer designed for easy roll
changes and maintenance as well as a reliable, state-of-the-art load cell to ensure
years and years of accurate product usage.
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Specifications
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Description
Specifications – bPro
Capacity x Division
6 x 0.002 kg / 15 x 0.005 kg
15 x 0.005 lb / 30 x 0.01 lb
Weighing Modes
lb , kg, (single and dual interval)
Dimensions
H: 19.3”, W: 15.4”, D: 20.9”
H: 492mm, W: 390mm, D: 530mm (max)
Platter Dimension
W: 15.75” x D: 9.75”
Weight of Unit
23.0 lb (10.5 kg)
Shipping Weight
24.9 lb (11.3 kg)
Base Construction
Aluminum die cast
Operator Display
Backlit monochrome 240 x 240 LCD
Operator Keyboard
98 key tactile keypad with rubber overlay
Customer Display
Backlit monochrome 240 x 240 LCD
Printer
2.2” (56mm) max width labels at up to 4.5”
(115mm)/sec
4.7”/120mm roll capacity
Power
100-240 VAC, 50/60 Hz, 1.0A
Operating Temperature
0º C to 40º C, humidity
5% to 95% non condensing
Storage Temperature
-20º C to 70º C with humidity from
5% to 95% non -condensing
Network Interface
Ethernet Standard 10/100 MBPS
RF optional 802.11b/g RF
RS-232 Host Communications
Memory
4 Megabytes SDRAM
Optional Extended Memory
8 Megabyte expansion
Available Serial port
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Chapter 1: Introduction
Power Switch
The power switch and power cord jack are located under the keypad at the left front of
the scale.
Press | to turn the scale on. Before turning the unit off, exit any screen-editing menus.
Network Connection
The bPro can connect to your Ethernet network using a cable or via the optional wireless
radio. If you use a wired network connection and experience connection problems,
make sure your Ethernet cable is connected and seated securely in the jack, located
under the keypad at the front of the scale.
The bPro wireless card connects to the normal Ethernet port via a supplied cable that
must be routed through either of the two access holes shown in the above photograph.
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Leveling the Scale
Adjust the four feet until the bubble, located under the scale platter, is in the center of the
leveling circles. Adjust the foot-lock jam-nuts until the feet are secure.
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Machine Configuration
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Machine Configuration
Operating Instructions
The customer/operator display of the bPro unit mounts to the tower behind the weigh
platter and has a vivid orange over black. The primary user interface is the keypad at the
front of the scale; the right side of the keypad hosts the navigation functions whereas the
left side is used mostly for typing, preset selection and specific numbering.
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Keyboard
The keyboard consists of a membrane switch-pad and an overlay that provides tactile
feedback and an audible tone when the keys are pressed. The 28 keys on the righthand keypad are used for entering basic scale functions in the various scale modes.
Any alternate functionality is listed in smaller text on each key.
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Used to scroll through possible selections including yes/no paths and selects
between preset layers 1 and 2
Enters the quantity of PLU labels to be printed in batch mode
Training Mode – transactions are not registered in reports when in this mode. In
receipt mode, “training” will be printed on the ticket. In label mode a horizontal
line will be painted on the label to indicate an invalid label. This function can be
password protected
Toggles between Prepack and Service mode. In Prepack mode, a label is printed
each time the weight on the platter fluctuates (corresponding to a new package)
Miscellaneous key allows the user to enter a unit price and print a label for an
item that is not in the PLU database. This function can be password protected
Accesses the menu for temporary overrides of Price, Shelf Life, Date, etc.
Voids a PLU transaction from accumulation totals
Overrides quantity/count of Standard Pack/By Count PLUs. Overrides the net
weight field within a Standard Pack PLU
Input operator ID
Input PLU in transactional receipt mode; input functional preset key in
programming mode
Prints a label or feeds a blank label when the weight value is at zero
Accepts displayed data or displayed selection
Overrides programmed tare of a called By-Weight PLU. Enter the tare numerically
(keyboard tare) or place an item on the platter and press TARE twice
Clears incorrect entries or messages from the display. Backs out of PLU screens
Sets weight value to zero
Backs up in the Menu
Accesses Setup Mode and Database functions; press CONFIG and PRESET for
functionality quick key
Call PLU by item number
Chapter 2: Operating Instructions
Keyboard
Special functions
Pressing PRINT when there is no weight on the platter will advance a blank label.
Pressing CONFIG then PRINT will list the scale information on a label such as software
version, IP address, MAC Address, scale type, scale ID, as well as the Product ID of the
scale.
Power On while pressing Tare will show the IP Address
The 70 keys on the left keypad can be programmed as direct access keys (Presets).
There are two levels to the preset keys for a total of 140 PLU Presets. The Preset keys
should be configured first before being used.
To recall a PLU simply press the key once to access the Level 1 preset. To access the
Level 2 Preset, hit the key twice. Alternatively, select the proper level by pressing the ↑
key to view L1 (Level 1) or L2 (Level 2) on the display, than press the desired Preset.
The  key provides PLU selection via item number.
Shortcut keys can also be programmed as quick access keys to particular setup
functions.
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To set a key as a quick access key, go to the desired point in the setup menu and
press MEM , then press the preset key, then press ENTER.
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To access the functional preset, press CONFIG then press the newly-appointed
preset key.
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To clear a functional button, press MEM, clear and the desired preset button.
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Press ENTER to delete a shortcut key.
In addition, the Preset keys (Left side) also provide the QWERTY keyboard for whenever
the scale allows text editing. These keys can be used as word processing keys while
entering the PLU description, store address, Extra Text Ingredients, COOL statements,
etc.
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Text Editing Mode
When editing text fields, the user will find the bPro very flexible. The buttons do doubleduty when typing, allowing the previously defined functions to change toward a more
language-friendly configuration (as seen below).
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Type Functions
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Press CONFIG to escape text editing mode
Navigation group – ESC moves cursor left, Train moves cursor right
Acts as home key to move cursor to the beginning of the line
Acts as end key to move cursor to the end of the line
Font used to access symbols, Unicode or Pin/YIN characters
Switch between insert and overwrite modes
Acts as shift lock to change between uppercase and lowercase keystrokes
Deletes selected character
Clears all text
Acts as backspace to delete previous character
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Text Editing Mode
Text Editing Window
There are up to 15 lines per Text item. There can be multiple sentences per line. A line is
a hard carriage return. To go to the next line, press the ↓ or ↑ keys. In each line the text
will wrap in the allocated space as needed.
Bottom Left (Lower) shows the status of the Text.
Bottom Right (198) shows how many characters are remaining for that TEXT
description.
In pressing Font (5 – CNT/WGT) while in Text Editing Mode, you can navigate through
entering a Symbol, Unicode character or PIN YIN character
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Main Screen
Initially, the bPro boots to a screen that looks much like the one pictured below. This
home screen allows for direct input of PLUs via the keyboard at the front of the unit as
well as editing of various parameters that are attached to said PLUs. Depending on the
PLU, this screen can take various forms (detailed below), with each containing an array
of slightly-different fields.
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>0< indicates scale is at zero weight
NET indicates scale is in net weight mode and a tare value is in use
Tare symbol
Unit price
Total price
L1 indicates Preset layer 1 will be used
L2 indicates Preset layer 2 will be used
Platter weight display
Tare weight value being used
Unit cost of the specified PLU
Total price display value
Displays scale capacity and weighing increments as well as weight units
Chapter 2: Operating Instructions
PLU Pricing Modes
PLU Pricing Modes
PLU is an abbreviation for Price Look Up. The PLU is a reference number assigned to a
product's record including fields such as the description, price, tare, etc.
Different PLUs will have different pricing modes. Meat is normally sold "By Weight" by
the pound or kilogram. Many bakery products are sold "By Count". Other products may
be sold in a “standard package”.
By-Weight PLU
Examples of products sold By Weight are meats, cheese, poultry, and produce. ByWeight items can be priced in three ways:
Priced "Per Pound/kg" - Typically weighed items are priced per pound or kilogram. The
weight multiplied by the unit price equals the total price of the product.
Priced "Per Fraction of a Pound/Kg" (fractional) - The item may be priced by the
fraction of the pound or kilogram (where legal and desired). When the unit is calibrated
in lb. mode, ¼ and ½ pricing are available. In kg mode, 100 gram pricing is available.
"Pounds/kilos for price" - The PLU may be sold with a pounds-for-price (rather than
price per pound). For example, “2 pounds for $1.00” rather than “$0.50/pound.”
By-Count PLU
Examples of items sold by the count are cookies, donuts, rolls, bread, etc. Example: 4
Apples for $0.69. Pricing is entered as a certain quantity of items for a set price.
Standard Pack PLU
An example of an item sold by Standard Pack would be whole, precooked chickens, a
sheet cake or a loaf of bread. These labels use a fixed net weight and total price for the
item.
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PLU Screens
The PLU screen will vary based on the type of PLU that is being displayed: By Weight,
By Count or Standard Pack.
By Weight
By Count
Standard Pack
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Calling Up PLUs
Calling Up PLUs
When the bPro® is in Service Mode, the screen will display the Main PLU management
array, from which all transactions may be conducted.
Note: “Service Mode” is normally the default on the PLU/PLU Edit screen. After the
product has been weighed, a label has been printed and the item has been removed
from the scale, the PLU will clear and the scale will return to the home screen, ready for
the next item.
To begin a transaction, call up the PLU record by keying in the PLU number or pressing
a Preset key. Depending on the scale’s PLU auto call setting, the PLU record will be
automatically called after entering a defined number of digits.
To use the Preset keys, it is possible to select Layer 1 or Layer 2 by using the up arrow.
The default state is Layer 1.
For by-weight PLU, place the item on the weight platter; this can be done before or after
a PLU number has been called. The machine will compensate depending on which
method you choose.
Call up the PLU Record. To do this, find or key-in the Preset PLU related to the product. It
may be a By-Weight, By-Count or Standard Pack item.
After keying-in the PLU, the screen will vary slightly in appearance depending on
whether it is a By Weight, By Count or Standard Pack entry.
Depending on how the PLU has been set up, you may be able to edit some of the
values for this current selection. If allowed, you can change items such as Shelf Life,
Tare, etc by pressing the Quick Change button and navigating to the appropriate field.
Any changes made will remain until the called PLU is overridden by pressing the clear
button.
Quick changes are specific to the transaction and do not make permanent changes to
the PLU record.
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Printing Labels
Once the PLU has been called up, make any needed changes, and then press the Print
button on the keypad to print a label.
Take the label and remove the item from the scale to complete the transaction.
The bPro can be configured to be used in Service Mode or Prepack Mode depending
on the needs of the user.
In Service Mode, once the PLU has been called, it will be necessary to press the PRINT
key to get additional labels. The scale can be set for “Auto Clear” enable, whence it will
clear out of the selected PLU after the label has been printed. If Auto Clear is disabled,
then it will be possible to remove the first item, place a second item on the platter and
then press the PRINT key to get a label for that item. Service Mode is the normal default
mode.
In Prepack Mode, each time a new item is placed on the platter, a label will be printed
(corresponding with a fluctuation in the weight on the platter). This mode allows for
weighing multiple packages without pressing the PRINT key.
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Temporary Overrides
Temporary Overrides
Temporary Overrides are certain values can be adjusted for the current transaction
through the Quick Change button on the right center of the keypad. The changes are
temporary – on a per-transaction basis, in other words – and will NOT be retained in the
original PLU data.
Depending on how the bPro has been configured, you may be able to perform
Temporary Overrides on some of the PLU values for the current PLU. These include Unit
Price, Tare, Use By Date, etc. The changes are temporary on a per-transaction basis
and, thus, are NOT retained in the original PLU’s dataset.
To change a value, call up a PLU and then press the Quick Change key. This will bring
you to a scrollable list of the values that can be changed. Use the up and down arrows
to navigate and then press the ENTER key to select the field to perform a temporary
override. Enter the temporary value and then press ENTER to accept or ESC to not
accept. Press the ESC key to get back to the PLU.
If the message No Selection is displayed, no fields have been enabled in the Quick
Change setup menu. If only Price Change has been enabled, the Price Change menu
will be displayed without going to the scrollable list.
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For your notes
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Chapter 3: Configuration
Introduction
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Introduction
Configuration
Setup for the bPro® is controlled from the Configuration screen. This is accessed by
pressing the yellow CONFIG MODE button on the Operator keypad.
From here the Database, Print Report, Unit Setup, Service Mode, Password Setup and
Clone Scale options can be accessed and modified.
At any time, the user may press ESC to return to the main transaction screen. Use the 
and  arrows to scroll through the various options and press Enter to make a selection.
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Program Menu
Database
Quick PLU Change
Quick Price Change
Quick Tare 1 Change
Quick Tare 2 Change
Quick use by date
Quick shelf life Change
Quick Extra Text 1
Quick Extra Text 2
Quick COOL Change
Quick Trace Lot Change
Quick Process Date
Quick Supplier Info
Quick Label Change
Quick Spec Message
Quick Nutrifact
Graphic 1
Graphic 2
COOL Production
COOL Country
COOL Pretext
TLV
Frequent Shopper
Database: PLU
Edit PLU – PLU Type, Item #, Dpt #
Description 1 – 4,Group, Price, Qty,
Fix WT, tare1/1%/2/2%, Shelf Life,
Use By, Spec Msg, Allow Price Chg,
ET, ET2, Label/PLU, Force Flag,
Blank Flag
Copy PLU
List PLU
Verify Labels
Edit PLU Added Items – NF, use SH, User
Graphic ½, COOL Text, COOL
production, COOL country, COOL
pretext, TLV, freq. shop type, Trace
Lot Nr, Trace Proc Date, Supplier
Info, 2nd Price
Copy PLU Added Items
Database: ET
Edit Extra Text
List Extra Text
Copy Extra Text
Database: Nutrifacts
Copy Nutrifacts
List Nutrifacts
Nutrifact Format
Database: Spec Message
Edit Special Message
List Special Message
Copy Special Message
Database Cool Text
Edit COOL
List COOL
Copy COOL
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Database Traceability
Edit Lot Nr, Proc date, Supplier info
List Lot Nr, Proc date, Supplier info
Copy Lot Nr, Proc date, Supplier info
Database : Delete
– see items above
Unit Setup
PLU Auto Call – Set Qty Digits
PLU Display Option – PLU Description
PLU Display Alignment
PLU Presets
Assign Presets – Manual, Auto
Delete All Presets
List Presets
List all Short Key
Active Tare
Default Label Format
By-Weight – Service, Prepack
By-Count– Service, Prepack
Standard Pack – Service, Prepack
Handbyweight – Service, Prepack
Handbycount – Service, Prepack
Total
Delete Custom Formats
Serial Port
Host Baud Rate
Host Data Bits
Host Parity
Host Stopbits
Host Timeout MS
Network
IP Address
Subnet
Gateway
MAC
Idle Time
Wireless Configuration
Store Information
Store Logo
Scale Number
Marquee
Bar Code Settings
Bar Code Number
Bar Type
Define Bar Code Digits
PLU Setting
Power Up – Service, Prepack
Print Mode – Print Key, After Motion
Auto clear
Back to zero
Set Time Date
Set - Date, Time
Format – Year, Time, Date Separator
Assign Group Name
Edit Group Name
Copy Group Name
Delete a Group Name
Delete All Group Names
List Group Names
Enable Function Keys
Enable- Void Key, Over-ride, Etc
Language
User Define
Display – Marquee, Tare, Screen Saver
Print Label Configure
Print Receipt Config
Print Paper Type – Receipt, Label
Sales Online
Process Mode
Service Mode
Initialize Database
Reset Configuration
Assign Memory
Calibration – Press Cal switch
Price Format - Currency
Expand Wt Solution
Minimum Print
Digi Filter – Light, Heavy
Geo Code?
Load cell – Int, External
Weight Separator
Allow Fractional WT
Qty Label By Wgt
Calibrate
Label Printer Setup
Print Speed
Printer Dot Density
Strip Motor
Label Type
Enable Take-Up Sensor
Label Backup
Label Eject Length
Label Take-up Sensor
Test Printer Sensor
Printer Test
Receipt Printer Setup
Resistance
Print Speed
Printer Dot Density
Paper End Check
Test Printer Sensor
Printer Test
Function Tests
Display Test
Printer Test
Keyboard Test
Display Configuration
Contrast Adjust
Invert Background
History Path Grey
Beeper – On/Off
Debug
Serial Port Debug
Assert Debug
Predictive Maintenance
Print Head
Check Text
Print All Menus
Print Reports
Reset to Default
Scale Total
PLU Total
Promote Total
Group Reports
Group Timely
Hourly Report
Settle Report
ST/VOID Report
Operator Report
Weekly Report
Monthly Report
Yearly Report
Combine Reports
Clear Reports
Clear Accumulator
Password Setup
Change PW: Database
Change PW: Unit
Change PW: Service
Change PW: Password
Change PW: Quick Change
Change PW: Misc Key
Change PW: Training
Clone Scale
Local - Remote
Remote - Local
Chapter 3: Configuration
Database
Database
This path takes the user to the Database cascade where he or she may make changes
to the individual PLUs.
Use the  or  keys to make a choice. Press the Enter key to bring up the selected
menu options or ESC to return to the main screen. They are as follows:
Quick PLU Change
Use this menu to make permanent changes to selected PLU data. This menu allows
easier access to PLU specifics without having to scroll through the massive list of
parameters the user is otherwise faced with. Data is entered only for the specifically
chosen PLU.
Quick PLU Change Select (shown left)
Brings up a list of selectable options that can be toggled with the Enter key. Use the
arrow keys to select fields from the list.
DB PLU
This menu allows a user to make permanent changes to any and all PLU data. Data is
entered for a specific PLU number.
DB Extra Text
Add, edit, copy or list the extra text options for the selected PLU via linked record number
DB Nutrifacts
Ability to copy or list embedded Nutrifact data to another link number. Also allows for
the selection of the Nutrifact format.
DB Special Message
Add, edit, copy or list the special message attached to the specified record number
DB COOL
Add, edit, copy or list the COOL text attached to the selected PLU
DB Traceability
Add, edit, copy or list a Traceability Statement with its linked record number for the Lot
Number, Process Date or Supplier Information.
DB Delete
Remove a record or all records of a type from the list. WILL DELETE ALL DATA!
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Quick PLU Change
The Quick PLU Change menu is meant to allow for modification of the selected PLU with
fewer keystrokes than if the user went through the other Database menus. By listing
many of the most commonly changed categories in a head-to-tail fashion, the Quick
PLU Change menu will likely become an oft-visited destination for unit operators.
NOTE: Available list is configured via Quick PLU Change Select.
As should be evident by the list layout, the editable parameters are arranged in a moreor-less “most-often modified” order beginning with Price Change and moving outward
both up and down. A complete list of the categories follows.
Quick Price Change (shown left; all screens in this category follow this layout)
Change the selected PLU’s unit price
Quick Tare 1 and Tare 2 Change
Change the selected PLU’s tare weight. The below screen is representative of the dataentry fields used in the rest of the screens in this cascade.
Quick Use-By Date Change
Change the selected PLU’s Use-By date. Should only be modified for new products.
Quick Shelf Life Change
Change the selected PLU’s shelf life.
Quick Extra Text 1 and 2 Change
Change the selected PLU’s primary and secondary extra text entries.
Quick COOL Change
Enable, disable or modify the selected PLU’s COOL information.
Quick Trace Lot Number Change
Enable or disable the selected PLU’s trace lot number functionality
Quick Process Date Change
Change the selected PLU’s process date
Quick Supplier Info Change
Change the selected PLU’s supplier information
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Quick Label Change
Change the selected PLU’s first and second label printing characteristics
Database
Quick Special Message Change
Add or modify the selected PLU’s special message(s)
Quick Nutrifacts Change
Change the selected PLU’s Nutrifacts
Graphic 1
Assign a graphic number to the first graphic field on the label
Graphic 2
Assign a graphic number to the second graphic field on the label
COOL Production
To be implemented in a future software version
COOL Country
To be implemented in a future software version
COOL Pretext
To be implemented in a future software version
TLV
To be implemented in a future software version
Frequent Shopper
Allow frequent shopper option to be used
Database PLU
The Database PLU cascade allows for fine-point editing of the available PLUs. From
here, a user will be able to do everything from simply listing all available products to
verifying the labels assigned to each PLU to actually modifying which products
correspond to which PLU numbers.
A breakdown of the individual categories follows.
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Edit PLU
Via the Edit PLU menu, a user may completely redefine a product entry. Listed in a
continuous loop are the categories PLU Type, Item Number, [4] Description lines,
Group, Unit Price, Unit Quantity, Input Fixed Weight, Tare, Shelf Life (days), Use-By
(days), Special Message text, Extra Text Number and Labels per PLU.
Within this area, you may also set permissions for price changes to the specified PLU.
Copy PLU
Creates a redundant entry of the selected PLU within the database under a new PLU
number
List PLUs
Prints a list of consecutive PLUs with their product designations. The user may select the
range of PLUs which will be printed, i.e. 1 – 6 or 650000 – 655000.
Verify Labels
Prints a series of labels to verify the format and number as per the PLU data
Edit PLU Added Items
This menu allows the user to edit and otherwise modify any of the added parameters of
the PLU. These parameters include Nutrifact, Safe Handling, Graphics 1&2, COOL
Text, Frequent Shopper Type, Traceability, Trace Process, Supplier and Second
Price.
Copy PLU Added Items
As with the Edit PLU Added Items menu, this one deals with the extraneous bits of data
attached to the specified PLU. Through this menu, a user can clone entries for use in
other PLUs
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Database Extra Text
The Database Extra Text menu is responsible for the modification of existing extra text
entries as well as the addition of new ones.
A user may use this cascade to make changes to any of the extra text entries in the
system. Simply enter an entry number and add text until satisfied.
Refer to Chapter 2, Text Edit Mode, for text edit key functions.
Press Enter when complete.
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Database Nutrifacts
In order to best use the Database Nutrifacts menu, the user should be familiar with the
process of assigning numbers to and modifying Nutrifact entries.
Copy Nutrifacts
Allows the user to duplicate a Nutrifacts entry for use in another PLU
List Nutrifacts
The user selects a range of Nutrifact entries which the machine then prints on whatever
label stock it has available. Useful for cataloguing purposes.
Nutrifacts Format
This menu enables the user to select between various Nutrifact formats depending on
the part of the world in which the scale resides.
The choices are shown above and can be selected with the arrow keys and the Enter
key.
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Database
Database Special
Message
The Database Special Message menu allows the user to alter, copy or list-print the
special messages in the system memory.
Simply choose which path you’d like to take and press Enter. As per the previous
menus, the Edit function allows the user to modify existing messages; the Copy
command duplicates the existing information for use elsewhere and the List function
prints a run of the current messages within a user-selected range.
Database COOL Text
This menu allows the Database COOL Text to be modified along the same lines as the
extra text and special messages detailed above. As such, the same protocol applies.
Press Enter when finished.
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Database Traceability
Edit Lot Number; Edit Process Date; Edit Supplier Information
Upon entering any of these three arrays, the user will be prompted to type in the number
of a specific entry. After that, a text window will appear wherein he may edit or add to
any of the information contained within.
Press the Enter key when finished and Escape to back out to the main Traceability
menu.
List Lot Number; List Process Date; List Supplier Information
Selecting among these three menus will allow the user to print a range of the queried
data on whatever label stock is available.
Copy Lot Number; Copy Process Date; Copy Supplier Information
Each of these menus works in the same way. The unit operator selects the number of a
current entry, selects a new number for the duplicate entry and hits Enter. From that
point on, the new number will reference a data string identical to the copied bit.
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Database Delete
As one might expect, this menu is used to permanently delete entries from the unit
database.
CAUTION! UNLESS YOU HAVE A BACKUP OF YOUR DATABASES, THEY WILL BE LOST
UPON EXECUTION OF THIS COMMAND. BE SURE YOU ARE PREPARED BEFORE
DELETING ANY DATA.
As the names would suggest, the Delete All _____ entries revolve around emptying the
database completely of those data strings.
The more-specific Delete A _____ are for the precision elimination of single entries
within each heading. As is the case with the editing and management of PLUs and PLU
data bits, simply key in the number of the PLU, Extra Text entry, Special Message, etc.
and choose to delete it.
No deletions should be made before a complete and known-working backup image of
the scale is on hand, as deleted entries cannot be retrieved once erased.
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Clone Scale
DISCLAIMER: The Clone Scale function is meant to be used by trained Mettler-Toledo
technicians ONLY. Failure to properly execute the process will result in an unusable
product and the scheduling of a service call.
If this is something with which you are comfortable, reference the bPro Service Manual
(PN 64067201) section (x-x) for explicit instructions.
Print Reports
Service Mode
Password Setup
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DISCLAIMER: The Print Reports function is meant to be used by trained Mettler-Toledo
technicians ONLY. Failure to properly execute the process will result in an unusable
product and the scheduling of a service call.
DISCLAIMER: The Service Mode functions are meant to be used by trained MettlerToledo technicians ONLY. Failure to properly execute these processes will result in an
unusable product and the scheduling of a service call.
DISCLAIMER: The Password Setup function is meant to be used by trained MettlerToledo technicians ONLY. Failure to properly execute the process will result in an
unusable product and the scheduling of a service call.
Chapter 3: Configuration
Unit Setup
Unit Setup
The Unit Setup menu contains many of the options necessary to tune the bPro unit to a
user’s specific needs. To access it, the user will need to press the Config Mode button
on the keypad and cycle past the Database and Print Reports options.
The various submenus of the Unit Setup main screen are listed below with short
descriptions; that you may go immediately to the area concerning your needs.
PLU Auto Call
Set the auto call limit – the number of digits entered before the database is searched for
a corresponding PLU of that number.
PLU Display Options
Select between the various PLU display options (L1, L12, L24, etc.) as well as which
PLU lines to display
PLU Display Align
Choose either left or center alignment for the PLU display
PLU Presets
Manage presets via modification, assignment, deletion and listing
Active Tare
Denote whether Tare 1 or Tare 2 will be applied to the PLU
Default Label Format
Select the default label format to be used for the different modes of operation.
Delete Custom Formats
Used to delete all custom formats that exist in the scale. IRREVERSIBLE.
Serial Port
The user may view and modify the port information via this menu
Network Address
View all manner of IP, Network, Subnet, MAC, etc. addresses assigned to the scale unit
Wireless Configuration
Configures the wireless card, if installed
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Store Information
Edit the store info text field. This data is printed on the label in the field of the same
name. Typically includes store location and addresses.
Store Logo
Use this menu to select a specific store logo from the list of uploaded graphics
Scale number
Select a network identification number for the scale
Marquee
Use this menu to make changes to the scrolling marquee text
Barcode Settings
Define the style and specifics of the unit’s barcode recognition and printing
PLU Settings
Configure Power-Up Mode, Prepack Print Mode, Auto Clear and Back to Zero.
Set Time and Date
Specify the time and date
Assign Group Names
Modify, copy, delete or list the group names available on the scale
Enable Function Keys
Enable or disable the various function keys on the keypads
Language
Select the scale’s displayed language
User Define
Modify the settings for the bPro display as well as the parameters for the printer
Sales Online
Enable or disable the sales online application
Process Mode
Enable/Disable process mode feature and configure process mode parameters
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PLU Auto Call
The PLU Auto Call menu allows the user to determine how many keystrokes will be
required to be entered before starting a PLU search.
Setting the number at one, for example, will allow a user to press one on the keypad
and have the database pull up the corresponding PLU. Conversely, if the number is set
to six, the unit will not automatically bring up data corresponding to a PLU until either
a.) all six of the PLU’s digits are entered or b.) the Enter key is pressed after a smaller
PLU string is keyed in.
PLU Display Options
To change the layout of the PLU descriptions on the scale display, the user will need to
visit the PLU Display Options menu.
Up to TWO lines of PLU description may be displayed on the PLU edit screen. Select
which lines to show and in what order to display them.
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Active Tare
Selects whether Tare 1 or Tare 2 will be used when a PLU is called.
PLU Display Align
Simply put, the PLU Display Align menu allows the user to choose whether the PLU
description text will be left aligned or centered on the PLU screen. Use the arrow keys to
move the cursor and press Enter to make a selection.
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PLU Presets
The PLU Presets menu allows the user to assign PLUs to the left-hand keys on the bPro
keypad.
In manual mode, the user selects particular PLUs to assign to the first and second levels
of each button (as desired). This is simply done by pressing a preset button and then
keying in a PLU number. Repeat as necessary.
Automatic assignment takes the first 140 PLUs in the database and assigns them in
sequence, 1-70 and 71-140, to levels L1 and L2 respectively.
Default Label Format
In the name of efficiency, the label formats are easy to change with a quick glance at
the Default Label Format menu. Here a user is able to choose the particulars of the
default label format for each of the various scale modes.
NOTE: within each label format, it is
possible to define a label number. Refer
to chapter 4 for a table of the default
label formats and their numbers.
If the stock label types are not adequate,
you may use a custom label format
number to define a particular setup that
has been added to the system.
Within each label submenu, the user will be able to enable various switches such as
Print Pack Date, Print Sell-By Date, Print Use-By Date, etc. Simply use the arrows to
select yes or no for each and press Enter to change between selections. Hit the ESC key
to exit after making your choices.
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Delete Custom Formats
This option allows you to delete the custom label formats in the database. Select yes or
no on the popup.
WARNING! Once you select YES, all of your custom label formats will be deleted. There
is no recovery function, so be sure this is something you wish to do.
Serial Port
The Serial Port menu allows the User to view and modify (within ranges) the serial
communication parameters of the bPro unit.
Host Baud Rate
The user may select from a variety of choices within the range of 300 – 115200.
Host Data Bits
Select between five, six, seven or eight
Host Parity
Either “None”, “Even” or “Odd” at the user’s discretion
Host Stop Bits
The user may select either one or two
Host Timeouts (in milliseconds)
The timeout can be set to anything the user desires. Be sure to input the choice in
milliseconds and not base seconds.
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Network Address
To check the various address specifics of the unit, a user needs simply go to the
Network Address menu. Here they will find a list of the current addresses attached to
the machine and its immediate network(s).
After toggling to NETWORK, press the ENTER key. Use the up/down arrows to toggle
between IP ADDR, SUBNET, GATEWAY, MAC Address, and IDLE TIME. The MAC
address selection is for information only and cannot be changed. Press ESC key to exit
and then ENTER to save the setting.
IP ADDRESS
12B
Press ENTER at NETWORK to display the current scale IP address. The IP Address
identifies the client on the network. The IP Address is a unique number consisting of four
parts separated by periods (Ex: 146.207.40.1).
To change the IP Address, press ENTER, and then enter the new IP Address. The IP
address is entered one octet at a time. The default value for this field is
255.255.255.000.
SUBNET
12B
The Subnet Mask is used to identify the local network when accessing IP address on the
Ethernet network. The mask is entered one octet at a time. The default value is
255.255.255.000.
GATEWAY
123B
Gateway Router IP address is used when accessing devices outside of the local
network. The IP address is entered one octet at a time. The default value is
255.255.255.000.
SERVER ADDRESS
124B
Displays and allows for modification of the server’s IP address.
MAC
125B
This is the hardware MAC (Media Access Control) address. The MAC address will be
displayed but cannot be changed. It will display 6 sets of 2 numbers that start with
00:E0:7C:xx:xx:xx. The last 6 digits will vary with each scale.
IDLE TIME
126B
This is the time (measured in seconds) that the bPro will wait after no communication
before it closes an Ethernet socket connection.
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Wireless Configuration
This section allows you to set up your wireless device via a few simple switches –
Wireless CONFIG to ON or OFF
Set default number to ON or OFF
Set Auto IP to ON or OFF
Enter SSID
Enter Infrastructure
Store Information
The Store Information menu allows the user to type out a description or catch phrase
associated with their store. Simply use the keypad to enter a message or statement and
then press Enter. This text will be printed on labels using the store info field.
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Store Logo
To select a Store Logo that will print on many of the unit’s labels, a user must simply
make a selection from the database of uploaded images. Key in the number of your
choice and press Enter to apply the graphic to the appropriate functions.
Scale Number
The Scale Number menu allows the user to quickly identify a unit on the network. The
selection of scale numbers is 1 – 255.
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Marquee
A user may enable or modify the marquee features of the bPro by accessing the
Marquee menu in the Unit Setup cascade. As with the other user-friendly menus, one
simply follows the intuitive menus to choose when the marquee begins to scroll, how
fast it moves across the screen and what exactly it says.
Press Enter when finished with each section.
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Barcode Settings
In the Barcode Settings menu, the user can not only select the format of the barcodes
that will be produced on every receipt, but also the specific digit-definitions for those
barcode strings*. As with all other bPro menus, simply navigate up and down with the
arrow keys and press Enter to make a selection.
When finished, the ESC button will take you back to the main Unit Setup screen.
*See Define Barcode Digits in the appendix for more information
PLU Settings
The PLU Settings menu allows the user to select what mode the scale will boot into as
well as the label printing configuration when in prepack mode. Also included are the
options to set Auto Clear and Back to Zero (which affect the weighing conventions
between placement of product on the weigh platter or after printing of a label).
Power-up modes include Service, Prepack and Last.
The prepack printing modes include Auto and Manual.
Auto Clear is a toggle which requires the scale to return to the ready screen after a label
is printed
Back to Zero requires that the weigh platter be vacated and reloaded between printings.
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Set Time and Date
As its name suggests, the Set Time and Date menu deals with synchronizing the scale
to the current time and date. Here the user may also select such trivialities as formatting
of the individual values and the punctuation marks separating the fields.
Press ESC when finished.
Assign Group Names
The Assign Group Names menu array deals mainly with the management of existing
groups with an allowance for copying complete groups to new numbers.
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Enable Function Keys
This menu allows the user to set the functionality for each of the unit’s keys. The
individual keys can be switched on or off for users of a certain permission level.
Pressing Enter toggles the key on or off.
Press the ESC key when finished making changes.
Language
The Languages menu allows the user to choose the language in which all unit text will
be displayed. Simply use the arrow keys and press Enter to confirm your choice.
Pressing ESC exits the screen.
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User Define
The User Define menu allows various parameters to be changed that dictate the
appearance of the display screen and various printed materials. Select a category and
press ENTER to see more menus.
Display – allows the user to determine whether or not the marquee, tare and screen
saver will be displayed. Should the screen saver be enabled here, further menus will
appear wherein the user may choose the clock or picture (selected from list) as well as
the activation time delay (from 1 – 255 seconds).
Pressing ENTER selects/deselects and pressing ESC advances the menus without
making changes and will eventually return you to the main User Define screen.
See the bPro Service Manual for more details.
Print Label Configuration – the user may define what prints on the label within the
following list: PLU number, store name, header, footer, stub, barcode (stub or receipt)
and total weight. ENTER toggles, ESC cancels.
Print Receipt Configuration – the user may define what prints on the receipt within the
following list: PLU number, store name, header, footer, stub, barcode (stub or receipt)
and total weight. ENTER toggles, ESC cancels.
Print type – select what will print at the end of a transaction: receipt mode, label mode
receipt + total, total.
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Sales Online
SALES ONLINE is a scale application that allows floating vendor functionality where
multiple PLU transactions are placed on one label or receipt. The Sales Online
application will communicate the transaction list to the POS system. The Sales Online
Scale application needs to work with the Sales online Server software (external
application not included with the scale). By selecting Enable, the scale will look to
communicate with the server software application, and send the transactional data as
required.
Press Enter to choose and ESC to unpack the corresponding menu tree. Upon selection
of either choice, the following options will appear, able to be modified per necessity.
Offline Barcode – select a number for the PLU’s offline barcode.
Online Barcode – select a number for the PLU’s online barcode.
Label print Direction – choose between normal and convert, which will print label
information top-to-bottom or bottom-to-top, respectively.
Department Number – select a number for the PLU’s department.
UPC Number – select a number for the PLU’s UPC.
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Process Mode
The Process Mode menu allows the user to designate PLUs as certain types, thus
assigning them certain barcode formats, by way of transaction.
When this option is enabled, the user will be prompted to select from the five choices
listed. Once chosen, the user will have the option of renaming the category per the
barcode number (format style) they select.
The window that houses the five choices can be brought up at any point in the PLU
editing process by pressing the MISC button on the keypad.
Once a selection is made, successive PLU transactions will acquire the barcode format
assigned to the initial PLU. In order to avoid this, if you do not wish a string of PLUs to
be specifically branded, simply disable Process Mode.
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Loading Labels
4
Labels
Loading Labels
NOTE: A label loading
diagram can be found on
the printer for quick
reference.
The bPro label loading procedure is a simple one and can be worked through by any
user who reads the following section.
1.) Open the printer door by pressing down on the release tab.
NOTE: When changing a
label roll, always look for
any buildup. See Chapter 5
for cleaning procedures.
2.) Pull the printer out using the green pull-tab.
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3.) Unlock the printhead by pressing on the green lock-lever.
4.) Install the label roll on the supply spool and remove about 6 inches of labels from
the liner. Slide the labels under the guides and printhead as shown in the illustration.
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5.) Pull the liner back and route it under the bottom guide. Gently pull out on the green
knob on the liner take-up spool (1) and then slide the liner into slot in the roller (2).
NOTE: The green knob does not
come all the way out! Do not
use excessive force to pull out
on the green knob! Using
excessive force to push the knob
in can result in broken locking
tabs on the green knob.
6.) Gently push in on the green knob to lock the liner into place, and then turn the roller
clockwise to take up some of the slack in the liner.
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7.) Press down on the printhead latch until it locks down.
8.) When the printer has been loaded with properly installed labels, as below, push the
printer back in and close the door.
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Default Label Styles
Default Label Styles
Below is a list of default label styles broken into their default numbers (left
column) and a description of their size and function (right column).
Bolded text has been used to differentiate label styles based on common size.
Default Label Format Number
101
102
103
104
105
106
110
111
112
113
114
115
120
121
122
123
124
125
126
127
128
129
130
131
140
141
142
143
144
145
146
150
151
152
153
160
161
162
163
170
171
172
173
180
182
183
184
Label Format Name
48_ByWgt_SellBy.blbl
48_ByCnt_SellBy.blbl
48_StdPack_SellBy.blbl
48_ByWgt_PackDate.blbl
48_ByCnt_PackDate.blbl
48_StdPack_PackDate.blbl
53_ByWgt_SellBy.blbl
53_ByCnt_SellBy.blbl
53_StdPack_SellBy.blbl
53_ByWgt_PackDate.blbl
53_ByCnt_PackDate.blbl
53_StdPack_PackDate.blbl
60mmByWgt_SellBy_BCtop.blbl
60mmByCnt_SellBy_BCtop.blbl
60mmStdPack_SellBy_BCtop.blbl
60mmByWgt_SellBy_BCmid.blbl
60mmByCnt_SellBy_BCmid.blbl
60mmStdPack_SellBy_BCmid.blbl
60mmByWgt_SellBy_ET_BCtop.blbl
60mmByCnt_SellBy_ET_BCtop.blbl
60mmStdPack_SellBy_ET_BCtop.blbl
60mmByWgt_SellBy_ET_BCmid.blbl
60mmByCnt_SellBy_ET_BCmid.blbl
60mmStdPack_SellBy_ET_BCmid.blbl
84mmByWgt_SellBy_ET_BCtop.blbl
84mmByCnt_SellBy_ET_BCtop.blbl
84mmStdPack_SellBy_ET_BCtop.blbl
84mmByWgt_SellBy_ET_BCmid.blbl
84mmByCnt_SellBy_ET_BCmid.blbl
84mmStdPack_SellBy_ET_BCmid.blbl
84mmByWgt_SellBy_ET_SH_BCtop.blbl
94mmByWgt_SellBy_ET_BCtop.blbl
94mmByCnt_SellBy_ET_BCtop.blbl
94mmStdPack_SellBy_ET_BCtop.blbl
94mmByWgt_SellBy_ET_SH_BCtop.blbl
107mmByWgt_SellBy_ET_BCtop.blbl
107mmByCnt_SellBy_ET_BCtop.blbl
107mmStdPack_SellBy_ET_BCtop.blbl
107mmByWgt_SellBy_ET_SH_BCtop.blbl
119mmByWgt_SellBy_ET_BCtop.blbl
119mmByCnt_SellBy_ET_BCtop.blbl
119mmStdPack_SellBy_ET_BCtop.blbl
119mmByWgt_SellBy_ET_SH_BCtop.blbl
130mmByWgt_SellBy_ET_BCtop.blbl
130mmByCnt_SellBy_ET_BCtop.blbl
130mmStdPack_SellBy_ET_BCtop.blbl
130mmByWgt_SellBy_ET_SH_BCtop.blbl
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Label Requirements
These thermal labels requirements apply to the BPro® printers. This section includes
dimensional requirements, for labels and label rolls, as well as general requirements for
label paper, thermal coatings, preprinting inks and adhesives.
Use of label materials and designs which meet with these requirements is necessary to
ensure operation of the printers in compliance with their respective functional
specifications and satisfactory performance of the label in the end use environment.
Labels which do not comply with all of the requirements may function with limitations,
but would need to be tested by the customer to insure adequate performance in their
application. Customer specified (COD) software is not covered under this specification.
Label Paper
DESCRIPTION, PRICE LABEL: Premium white color, black imaging, with protective
coating
WEIGHT:
THICKNESS:
72 ± 7 grams/square meter
82 ± 14 μ meter (0.0032 inch)
ACTIVATION TEMPERATURE

STANDARD: Initial 74°C (165°F); Optimum 83°C (181°F)

HIGH SPEED: Initial 66°C (151°F); Optimum 77°C (170°F) – for highest speed
printing

HOT BOX: Initial 83°C (181°F); Optimum 91°C (195°F) - for use on food items
which are kept warm (Slow print speed setup required)
SURFACE SMOOTHNESS: The surface of the finished coated paper must be smooth to
prevent premature print head failure. Smoothness must be 40 Sheffield units or
smoother.
ION CONTENT: Ions such as sodium (Na) and chlorine (Cl) can cause premature failure
of the glass overcoat of a thermal print head. Paper manufactured specifically for
thermal printing with low ion content must be used.
STORAGE LIFE: 18 months minimum when stored at less that 85% relative humidity
and less than 35°C (95°F)
ADHESIVE
Permanent pressure sensitive – Nominal thickness 10 μ meter (0.0004 inch)
Label must adhere to product with a surface temperature of -15° C (5° F) minimum.
Bond strength must remain permanent over a temperature range of 2°C to 35°C
(35°F to 95° F)
RELEASE LINER
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DESCRIPTION:
White semi-bleached supercalendered Kraft paper with silicone
release coating.
BASIS WEIGHT:
68 ± 3 gram/square meter
THICKNESS:
67 ± 7 μ METER (0.0026 INCH)
Chapter 4: Labels
Label Requirements
TOTAL THICKNESS LABEL + ADHESIVE + LINER
Total Thickness Label + Adhesive + Liner: 159 ± 17 μ METER (0.0056 to 0.0069
inch)
LIGHT TRANSMISSION FOR GAP SENSOR OPERATION:
Light transmission at 800 to 900 NM wave length through the liner only must be at
least 3 times the transmission through the liner and label together. This means that the
transmission optical density of the liner must be at least 0.48 less than the that of the
liner and label together.
Light transmission at 800 to 900 NM wave length through the liner and label together
must be at least 2% of incident light. This corresponds to an optical density of 1.7.
Also see OPTICAL DENSITY DEFINITION further in this chapter.
Label Stripping
Labels must strip from the liner over a temperature range of 2°C (26°F) at 50% RH
to 43°C (110°F) at 85% RH.
Finished Label Roll
Requirements
CORE AND METHOD OF LABEL ATTACHMENT
The label stock must not be permanently attached to the cardboard core. The liner must
separate cleanly from the core with 1.0 pound pull tangent to the core as shown in the
figure below. No core material, tape, or adhesive is to remain on the label or liner after
separation. Material, especially hot melt adhesive, remaining on the label will damage
the print head.
DIE CUTTING
Die cutting of the labels must not perforate the release liner.
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SLITTING
The release liner must be slit cleanly and be made free of edge slivers and dust by
vacuuming or some equally effective process.
WINDING
The labels must be wound face out as shown
in the figure to the right. The finished roll must
be made free of paper dust and loose particles
by vacuuming or some equally effective
process.
LABEL CURL
Stripped labels must not curl more than 0.20 inch as specified in the figure below.
Note: Dimensions in
inches with
millimeters
shown in ( ).
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Chapter 4: Labels
Label Requirements
SPLICING
Each roll may contain one splice on non-label side of liner using 0.002 inch maximum
thickness tape as shown in the next figure.
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Finished Label and Roll
Dimensional
Requirements
A
D
C
A
B
E
F
BPro
Item
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Description
Range
A
Liner Width
Max
Min
Inches
3.268
1.575
MM
83
40
B
Roll
Diameter
Max
4.7
120
C
Core Inside
Diameter
Min
1.575
40
D
Label Width
E
Gap Width
F
Label Length
Max
Min
Max
Min
Max
Min
3.150
1.575
0.236
0.078
7.8
0.9
80
40
15
2
200
23
G
Effective
Print Width
Max
2.10
54
H
Left side
Offset
Min
0.157
4
2"
H
G
Chapter 4: Labels
Label Requirements
Typical Dimensions – 2” Label Roll
4.7 [120] max
1.575 min [40]
3.15 max [80]
0.9 min [23]
12 max [300]
0.9 min [23]
7.8 max [200]
NOTE: Dimensions in inches with millimeters
shown in [ ].
bPro only prints 54mm wide
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Preprinted Labels
To ensure trouble free operation of the printer gap sensor, and to achieve normal print
head life, no pre printing should be placed on the label in the gap sensor path or in
areas which will be printed by the scale printer (see following figure). However, since
preprinting is commonly used by many customers the following guidelines must be
followed.
1. Inks used for preprinting must be specially formulated for use in thermal printers. If
proper inks are not used they can adhere to the print head. This ink build up on the
print head will interfere with heat transfer from the print head to the paper and cause
printing elements to burn out. Another problem with inks not formulated for thermal
printing is that they can contain chemicals which will cause the glass overcoat to chip
off of the print head, causing failure to print in the chipped areas.
2. If black ink is used in preprinting in the gap sensor path shown in the figure below, a
dense black stripe will have to be printed on the back of the liner, as shown in the Black
Stripe figure, to prevent the gap sensor from being affected by the black preprinting.
(Colors other than black might also be a problem and should be tested by the
customer) The black stripe must have gaps which correspond to the label gaps. The
black stripe on the liner must have a minimum transmission optical density of 2.3 and
must be uniform. In addition, the gap sensor circuit will need to be adjusted for
operation with the black stripe as explained in the product service manual. This
adjustment will need to be checked any time label paper is changed, for example when
labels are procured from a new supplier.
GAP SENSOR PATH
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BLACK STRIPE
Chapter 4: Labels
Preprinted Labels
3. If an optical density of at least 2.3 cannot be achieved in the black stripe on the
back of the liner. The sensor path in the center of the label must be free of black
preprinting.
No Dark Preprinting in this
area
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Special Shaped Labels
Labels with shapes other than rectangular will cause gap detection errors if the gap
dimension (in the gap sensor path) is outside the limits given in this document, or if the
edge of the label shape crosses into and out of the sensor path as shown below. For
these cases the black stripe will have to be printed on the back of the liner as shown
previously. Tests will be needed to determine if the stripe will be adequate or if
additional liner width will be required. The safe approach is to use the black stripe
configuration shown previously on all odd shaped labels.
EXAMPLES OF ODD SHAPPED LABELS
WHICH WILL CAUSE GAP SENSOR
PROBLEMS AND WILL NEED BLACK STRIPE
Fish
Definition of
Transmission Optical
Density
Oval or Round
Transmission optical density is defined as:
Optical Density = log10 (incident light / transmitted light) = log10 (100 / % light
transmission)
Transmission optical density can be measured with a transmission densitometer that
meets ANSI standards. Examples are the Macbeth model TD903 and TD932.
Optical density for 100% light transmission = log10 (100/100) = log10 (1) = 0
Optical density for 0.1% light transmission = log10 (100/0.1) = log10 (1000) = 3
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Label and Liner Optical Density
Label and Liner Optical
Density
If liner paper transmits 2% of the light which is incident on it, the optical density
is log10 (100/2) = 1.7
If the light transmitted through the liner is 3 times the light transmitted through the liner
and label, the relative optical densities are:
Optical Density of Liner + Label
= log10 (100 / X)
Optical Density of Liner Only
= log10 (100 / 3X)
= log10 (0.3333X)
= log10 0.3333 + log10 (X)
= log10(X) – 0.48
Therefore, if the liner must transmit 3 times the light that the liner and label transmits,
the transmission optical density of the liner must be 0.48 less than the transmission
optical density of the liner and label.
Black Stripe Optical
Density
If only 0.5 % of incident light is transmitted through the black stripe, the optical density
is:
log10 (100 / 0.5) = log10 (200) = 2.3
The purpose of specifying a transmission optical density of at least 2.3 for the printed
black stripe on the back of the label is to minimize any variation in light transmission as
a result of black pre-printing on the front of the label. This variation due to black
preprinting can cause the gap sensor to give gap detection errors.
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Chapter 5: Maintenance
Unit Cleaning
5
Maintenance
Unit Cleaning
WARNING
Disconnect all power to this unit before installing, servicing,
cleaning, or removing the fuse. Failure to do so could result in
bodily harm and/or property damage. Do not spray or wash down.
Hazard of electrical shock or burn.
 Disconnect Power
 Open the printer door by pressing down on the release tab.
 Do not use solvents or commercial cleaners on the unit. They may harm the surfaces
or damage the Keypad.
 Do not spray directly on or at the unit!
 Keypad and Customer Displays - Only use a soft clean cloth dampened with mild
detergent and water to clean the Keypads and Customer display screen. Do not
scrape with sharp objects.
 Covers and Platter – Clean using a soft clean cloth dampened with a mild cleaner or
detergent and water.
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Printer Cleaning
Clean the printhead anytime you notice the print quality has degraded.
Slide the printer out, lift the printhead, and clean the printhead where it contacts the
labels on the bottom using the cleaning pen or alcohol and a cotton swab to remove
any label debris or glue.
WARNING
Do not use any metal or sharp object to scrape the printhead. This may cause
serious damage.
Press the latch to release and raise the printhead
Use the Cleaning Pen to clean any glue or debris from the black stripe area of the
printhead. A cotton swab and alcohol may also be used in place of the cleaning pen.
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Chapter 5: Maintenance
Printer Cleaning
When doing regular maintenance, or when changing a label roll, check for any buildup
on the Printer Roller (located under the tear strip).
When the printer is pulled out and before the new label roll is installed, rotate the labels.
And then use the Cleaning Pen to get rid of excess buildup.
If dirt and dust have built up on the rubber portion of the Printer Roller, it too can be
cleaned with alcohol and a cotton swab.
Again, use the Stage Label button to rotate the Roller and wipe it with an alcoholmoistened cotton swab. Rotate the Roller again and repeat the above procedure until the
Roller is clean.
WARNING
FOR SAFETY: Do NOT touch Rollers with your fingers while the
Rollers are in motion.
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Chapter 6: Appendix
Define barcode Digits
6
Appendix
Define barcode Digits
Barcode Identification Symbols
A = Item Number
4 – 12 figures
B = Total Price
4/5/6 figures
C = Check Digit
1 figure
D = Date
2/4/6 figures
N = Ticket Number 4 figures
P = PLU Code
4/5/6 figures
Q = Weight/Quantity 4/5 figures
W = Group Number 2 figures
U = Unite Price
R = Department #
O = Operator #
M = Process Mode
0 – 9 Figures
1 – 12 figures
Examples
0AAAAAAAAAA
2AAAAACBBBB
2AAAAA0BBBB
2AAAAABBBBB
2AAAAACQQQQ
2AAAAAAQQQQ
2AAAAAQQQQQ
21AAAAABBBBB
21AAAABBBBBB
21AAAAACBBBB
21AAAACBBBBB
21AAAAAQQQQQ
21AAAAACQQQQ
(UPC, Ten digit Item Number)
(UPC, 5-D Item/Price Check Digit/4-D Price)
(UPC, 5-D Item/Zero Fixed/4-D Price)
(UPC, 5-D Item/No Price Check/5-D Price)
(UPC, 5-D Item/Wgt Check Digit/4-D Wgt)
(UPC, 6-D Item/ No Price Check /4-D Wgt)
(UPC, 5-D Item/No Price Check/5-D Wgt)
(EAN, 5-D Item/5-D Price)
(EAN, 4-D Item/6-D Price)
(EAN, 5-D Item/Price Check Digit/4-D Price)
(EAN, 4-D Item/Price Check Digit/5-D Wgt)
(EAN, 5-D item/5-D WGT)
(EAN, 4-D Item/Wgt Check Digit/5-D Wgt)
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management system in accordance with
ISO14001.
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