Test `n` Tag
Test ‘n’ Tag
Label Printing System
Instruction Manual
308A550
May 2003
© 2003 Seaward Electronic Ltd.
Issue 1.0
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SEAWARD Electronic Limited guarantees this product for a period of
1 year. The period of warranty will be effective from the day of
delivery.
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Limited reserves the right to alter the equipment specification and
description outlined in this publication without prior notice and no part
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Table of Contents
Before Starting........................................................................... 2
1. Introduction............................................................................ 3
2. Installing the Supply Cartridge .............................................. 3
3. Printing a Test Label ............................................................. 4
4. Updating the Tester............................................................... 5
5. Printing Labels....................................................................... 8
Re –Test Period .............................................................. 9
Download to Transfer Printer ........................................ 10
Automatic Printing of Labels ......................................... 12
6. Changing the Label Title ..................................................... 14
7. Adding a Logo to the Label ................................................. 15
Label Title...................................................................... 16
Test ‘N’ Tag Logo.......................................................... 17
Transfer ......................................................................... 18
8. Trouble Shooting ................................................................. 19
Printer Power on Light Flashing Red ............................ 19
Printer Error: No Printer Connected.............................. 19
Printer Error: Incorrect Printer Type.............................. 20
Poor Quality Print .......................................................... 20
8. Parts List.............................................................................. 20
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Before Starting
Before Starting
1.
Check that all the component parts are present:• Portable Printer
• AC Adaptor
• Printer Lead
• Supply Cartridge
• Peel Stick
• Peel Stick Instruction sheet
• Instruction Manual (with Warranty Card)
• PATGuard Plus Evaluation software disc
• Download Lead
2.
Read the operating instructions fully before using the Test
‘N’ Tag system.
3.
Contact Seaward Electronic if you need information on
training for Portable Appliance Testing.
4.
Data may be lost or altered in virtually any electronic
memory under certain circumstances. Therefore Seaward
Electronic assumes no responsibility for financial losses or
claims due to data lost or otherwise rendered unusable
whether as a result of abuse, improper use, defects,
disregard of operating instructions or procedures, or any
other allied causes.
5.
Seaward Electronic Limited can be contacted at:
Bracken Hill
South West Industrial Estate
Peterlee
Co. Durham
SR8 2SW
Tel : +44 (0)191 586 3511
Fax: +44 (0)191 586 0227
[email protected]
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1. Introduction
1. Introduction
Test ‘N’ Tag is the new label printing system exclusive to Seaward.
This will enable users of Seaward Supernova / Europa Pat testers to
print thermal transfer labels direct from the tester to the Test ‘N’ Tag
portable printer.
Note
The Test ‘N’ Tag system can only be used with the Seaward
Supernova / Europa family of PAT testers.
The industrial vinyl labels created by the Tag ‘N’ Tag printer are scuff
proof, water proof, tamper proof and unlike direct thermal labels, the
print will not fade in sunlight.
Two types of label can be printed; a panel label – to attach direct to
the appliance panel, a cable wrap label – to wrap around the power
cord.
2. Installing the Supply Cartridge
1. Lift the unit’s dust cover.
2. Make sure the locking spindle is in the counter-clockwise
(unlocked) position.
3.
On the bottom of the cartridge, turn the ribbon advance one
full turn counter clockwise (follow arrows on cartridge) or until
any slack in the ribbon is removed. THIS IS VERY
IMPORTANT.
4. Load the supply into the printer making sure the cartridge is
properly seated.
5. Turn the locking spindle one-quarter turn clockwise to lock
the cartridge into place.
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3. Printing a Test Label
3. Printing a Test Label
Connect the supplied AC adapter to the back of the Printer.
Connect the AC Adapter to the power outlet.
Note
The Printer AC Adapter is unique to, and will only operate with the
K3000-PC Printer. It should not be used with any other printer or
damage to the printer and/or adapter may occur.
1. Press the POWER button to turn the unit off. The power light
LED will go out.
2. Press and hold down the FEED button, then press the
POWER button to turn the unit’s power back on. The unit will
print a test label as shown.
3. Examine the test label. The printing should be dark and
uniform with no distortion. If the self-test results differ
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4. Updating the Tester
markedly from those expected, refer to the troubleshooting
section.
4. Updating the Tester
CAUTION
Before updating the tester and any PC software; download the
tester (if the results in memory are of value) as it is necessary to
CLEAR RESULTS MEMORY and CLEAR UPLOAD MEMORY after
the update.
Failure to comply with the above will render any results
irretrievable after update.
Test ‘N’ Tag can only be used with tester software version SNEU.27a
or above.
The software version is displayed on the tester for a short time during
power up.
If the software version is not SNEU.27a or above, the tester will need
its software updating. This is done with the use of the Tester Software
Update program.
The PATGuard Plus CD contains:
• PATGuard Plus v4.4 program
• Tester Software Update program – to update the Tester
• Tester Logo Transfer program – to transfer a logo to the
tester
To run these programs it is necessary to install the PATGuard Plus
program. If you have an earlier version of PATGuard Plus then use
the installation to overwrite your existing program. Any databases
containing your records will not be overwritten.
Important Note
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4. Updating the Tester
If you have PATGuard Plus it is necessary to update your
PATGuard Plus program with the program supplied to use the
Test ‘N’ Tag system.
If you have PATGuard then you will need to obtain a PATGuard
Plus update from Seaward Sales Dept.
If you use PATSLite and the version number is less than 1.3 you
will need to obtain a new PATSLite program from Seaward Sales
Dept.
Once PATGuard Plus has been installed, update your tester by
running the Tester Software Update program. Both utility programs
are started from Windows Start and are found in the Seaward
PATGuard Plus group (from where the PATGuard Plus program can
be launched).
Connect from the tester serial port to the PC serial port with the
Download Lead supplied (has two ‘D’ type connectors either end, one
male one female).
Run the Tester Software Update program. The following screen is
displayed:
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4. Updating the Tester
Follow the instruction on the screen to put the tester into Software
Update mode.
Note
QWERTY keypad refers to Seaward Supernova Plus, Supernova XE,
Supernova, Europa Plus testers, Numeric keypad refers to Seaward
Europa testers, HAL/G2 refers to specific Clare tester models.
When the tester and the program have established communications
the following screen will be displayed:
It is necessary to select the correct software update file to be loaded
into the tester. For Test ‘N’ Tag the tester needs to be updated to
SNEU.27a. Select and open the SNEU.27a file.
The update to the tester will start automatically, its progress shown in
the program window.
When the update has completed successfully, the following screen is
displayed:
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5. Printing Labels
Select Exit at the Toolbar to close the program.
Note
Should the update fail part way through for whatever reason, perhaps
the cable is accidentally disconnected then it is not necessary to reestablish communication. By selecting the button Send Another
Software Update File the file can be re-selected and sent again.
To complete the update process on the tester power off the tester
then power back on after about 5 seconds checking that the new
software version number is displayed i.e. SNEU.27a.
It is necessary to restore FACTORY SETTING, CLEAR RESULTS
MEMORY and CLEAR UPLOAD MEMORY on the tester to enable
the new software to function correctly (see the tester Instruction
Manual).
5. Printing Labels
Note
This section should be read with reference to the tester’s Instruction
Manual
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5. Printing Labels
Labels can be printed either at the end of test or at any other time
from test results stored in the memory.
Note
When printing labels from a newly installed Supply Cartridge the first
label to be printed will not have a logo should a logo have been
added to the label (see section 7 Adding a Logo to the Label).
With the Printer powered on (Green Light illuminated) through its AC
Adaptor, connect the Printer Lead RJ12 connector into the Printer
and the serial connector into the serial port of the tester
Re –Test Period
As the labels require a Next Test due, re-test period will now need to
be defined at the start of the test. On selecting NEW TEST or
entering CREATE APPLIANCE in MANUAL MODE the following
screen is now displayed:
-------ENTER APPLIANCE DETAILS-------APPLIANCE:
SITE:
SITE 0
LOACTION:
LOC. 0
RE-TEST PERIOD:
12 MONTHS
OK
Use the cursor keys to select RE-TEST PERIOD and then press the
ENTER key to choose a re-test period.
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5. Printing Labels
----RE-TEST PERIOD---NOT REQUIRED
1 MONTH
3 MONTHS
6 MONTHS
12 MONTHS
24 MONHTS
48 MONTHS
OTHER...
Complete the rest of ENTER APPLIANCE DETAILS as normal (refer
to your Tester Manual) and move on to the next stage in the test
process.
Note for PATGuard Plus Users
Re-test periods are downloaded with test results and are compared
with re-test periods of existing Assets on PATGuard Plus or used as
the re-test period for new Assets. This is to ensure that re-test
periods are ‘synchronized’ across the PAT system.
Asset Upload from PATGuard Plus will also include the re-test period
Download to Transfer Printer
To print labels from the DOWNLOAD RESULTS menu make the
following selection:
-----------DOWNLOAD OPTIONS----------DESTINATION: TRANSFER PRINTER
OUTPUT CONNECTION: RS232
BAUD RATE: 19200
DOWNLOAD FORMAT:
TEST’N’TAG LABELS
OK
Select the fast key OK.
If DOWNLOAD TEST RESULTS was selected from the MAIN MENU
then use SEARCH FOR DOWNLOAD DATA screen as normal (see
Tester Instruction Manual) to select the required data.
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5. Printing Labels
If DOWNLOAD TEST RESULTS was selected from OPTIONS at the
end of a test no SEARCH FOR DOWNLOAD DATA appears as it is
will download the test just completed.
In both cases the following screen will be displayed next if the test
passed:
SEAWARD TEST’N’TAG LABEL
Asset ID:
1234
Status: Tested By:
PASS
JOHN
Last Test:
20/03/2003
Next Test:
20/09/2003
-TEST’N’TAG LABEL OPTIONS-PRINT AS PANEL LABEL
PRINT AS CABLE WRAP LABEL
LABEL IS NOT REQUIRED
A failed test will be displayed as follows:
SEAWARD TEST ‘N’ TAG LABEL
Asset ID:
1234
Status: Tested By:
FAIL
JOHN
Last Test:
20/03/2003
-TEST’N’TAG LABEL OPTIONS-PRINT AS PANEL LABEL
PRINT AS CABLE WRAP LABEL
LABEL IS NOT REQUIRED
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5. Printing Labels
Use the cursor keys to choose a print option. A PANEL LABEL is for
attaching directly to the Appliance. A CABLE WRAP LABEL is larger
and is wrapped around the power cord.
If no label is to be printed select LABEL IS NOT REQUIRED.
If more than one label is to be printed the above screens will be
displayed prior to printing each label. This is necessary as each label
is required to be cut from the Printer before the next label is printed.
After the label is printed press the on-board cutter at the front of
printer (where the label appears).
To remove the backing from the label use the Peel Stick provided. A
separate Instruction sheet is included to show you have the Peel
Stick is used.
Automatic Printing of Labels
It is possible to set up the tester such that it prints a label
automatically at the end of each test. To do this it is necessary to
make changes to the SYSTEM CONFIGURATION menu. From the
MAIN MENU select SETUP then SYSTEM CONFIGURATION to
display the following menu:
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5. Printing Labels
Use the cursor keys to select the AFTER TEST option. Repeatedly
Press the ENTER key until the following selection appears:
Use the cursor keys to select CONFIGURE to display the following:
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6. Changing the Label Title
If the options are not set on entering this screen, use the cursor keys
to select DESTINATION then repeatedly press the ENTER key until
TRANSFER PRINTER is displayed.
Use the fast key OK to save the settings on both the DOWNLOAD
OPTIONS and SYSTEM CONFIGURATION screens.
The tester is now set to print a label automatically at the end of each
test.
6. Changing the Label Title
The label title can be changed so that the default title, SEAWARD
TEST ‘N’ TAG LABEL is replaced with your own text.
Note
The Label Title can also be changed in the Tester Logo Transfer
program and Uploaded into the tester (see Adding a Logo to the
Label).
To change the label title at the tester, from the MAIN MENU select
SETUP then SYSTEM CONFIGURATION to display the following
menu:
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7. Adding a Logo to the Label
Use the cursor keys to select EDIT PASS / FAIL LABEL TITLE. Then
press the ENTER key to display the following screen:
Enter your own text then press ENTER. Up to 29 characters can be
entered. To return to the default label title, return the EDIT PASS /
FAIL LABEL TITLE to ‘blank’.
Note
This label title change will also occur on Roll printer Pass / Fail labels
(see tester Instruction Manual for Roll printer information).
7. Adding a Logo to the Label
To add a logo to the labels it is necessary to transfer a logo from the
PC into the tester.
Note
The tester is only able to hold one logo at a time. Transferring
another logo with cause the first logo to be overwritten in the tester.
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7. Adding a Logo to the Label
The Tester Logo Transfer program is used to validate the logo and
transfer it to the tester. Having previously installed the PATGuard
Plus program from the CD (necessary to update your tester, see
Updating your PAT) run the Tester Logo Transfer program from
Windows Start, Seaward PATGuard Plus group.
Label Title
The program is set to use the default label title in the tester. This can
also be changed at the tester (see Changing the Label Title).
To change the Label Title from the Label title drop down select User
defined to display the following:
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7. Adding a Logo to the Label
Enter up to 29 characters for the label title in the User defined text.
Note
This label title change will also occur on Roll printer Pass / Fail labels
(see tester Instruction Manual for Roll printer information).
If no logo is required set Test ‘N’ Tag Logo to None – leave blank.
Ensure the correct Com Port is set then press the Transfer… button.
Put the tester into REMOTE MODE (see tester Instruction Manual)
then select OK. The label title will then be transferred into the tester.
Test ‘N’ Tag Logo
The program allows you to select a logo to transfer to the tester.
Three example logos are supplied with the program. Any one of
these can be transferred to the tester or they could form the basis of
your own logo design using a suitable Windows application.
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7. Adding a Logo to the Label
Note
The Tester Logo Transfer program cannot be used to design a logo
but is only used to transfer a suitable logo into the tester.
The logo must be monochrome, and no more than 320 pixels wide by
240 pixels high. The program will check that the logo meets this
criteria before transfer to the tester. If the logo validation fails a
warning message is displayed and the logo cannot be transferred.
To select a logo from the Test ‘N’ Tag Logo drop down select User
defined. Select a bit map file of the logo with the aid of the Browse...
Button if necessary. Optionally set a Label Title as defined above.
Transfer
To send the Logo and/or Label Title to the tester ensure the correct
Com Port is set then press the Transfer… button. Put the tester into
REMOTE MODE (see tester Instruction Manual) then select OK. The
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8. Trouble Shooting
logo together with a label title (if required) will then be transferred into
the tester.
Note
The Logo stored in the tester can be protected by a Password if this
has been evoked in the tester (see the tester Instruction Manual). To
maintain security; had a password been set in the tester, on starting
the transfer the Tester Logo Transfer program will request this
password before proceeding.
8. Trouble Shooting
Printer Power on Light Flashing Red
Check to see if the Supply Cartridge is installed properly. If it appears
to be installed correctly, try another Supply Cartridge.
Note
Only Industrial polyester 1” Black on White (Seaward Part No.
308A912, Kroy 2438616) or Black on Yellow (Seaward Part No.
308A914, Kroy 2438643) Supply Cartridges for the Kroy K3000PC
Printer are acceptable with the Test ‘N’ Tag system
Printer Error: No Printer Connected
The following message is displayed:
--------------WARNING--------------PRINTER ERROR: NO PRINTER CONNECTED
PRESS THE START KEY TO TRY AGAIN, OR
PRESS THE ABORT KEY TO ABANDON THE
PRINTOUT.
If:
• Wrong Interface cable connected
• Faulty Interface cable
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8. Parts List
• No Interface cable connected.
• Printer not switched on
Printer Error: Incorrect Printer Type
The following message is displayed:
--------------WARNING--------------PRINTER ERROR:INCORRECT PRINTER TYPE
PRESS THE START KEY TO TRY AGAIN, OR
PRESS THE ABORT KEY TO ABANDON THE
PRINTOUT.
The printer is not a Test ‘N’ Tag printer.
Note
ONLY Kroy K3000PC printers supplied by Seaward as part of the
Test ‘N’ Tag system are compatible with Seaward testers.
Poor Quality Print
Please ensure that the Supply Cartridge has been installed correctly.
See section 2 Installing the Supply Cartridge earlier in the manual
particularly:
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On the bottom of the cartridge, turn the ribbon advance one
full turn counter clockwise (follow arrows on cartridge) or until
any slack in the ribbon is removed. THIS IS VERY
IMPORTANT.
These instructions are also on the Supply Cartridge packaging.
8. Parts List
Item
Part Number
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8. Parts List
Printer
308A910
AC Adaptor
308A962
Printer Lead
308A960
Instruction manual
308A550
PATGuard Plus software disc
296A901
Download Lead
44B113
Peel Stick
308A961
Supply Cartridge (Black on Yellow)
308A914
Supply Cartridge (Black on White)
308A912
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