CP-3000

CP-3000
CP-3000
Electronic Time Recorder
User’s Guide
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Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Introduction .................................................. 1-1
Specifications .......................................................................... 1-1
Names and Functions of Parts ................................................ 1-2
Features .................................................................................. 1-3
Front Panel Description ........................................................... 1-3
Chapter 2: Getting Started ............................................. 2-1
Top Cover ............................................................................... 2-1
Front Cover ............................................................................. 2-2
Placement/Location ................................................................. 2-3
Desktop Installation ................................................................. 2-3
Wall Mounting ......................................................................... 2-4
External Signal Connections ................................................... 2-5
Connecting the Battery ............................................................ 2-7
Initialization and Reset ............................................................ 2-9
Initialization .............................................................................. 2-9
Reset (All Clear) .................................................................... 2-10
Power Connection ................................................................. 2-10
Chapter 3: Time Cards .................................................... 3-1
Making a Test Print ................................................................. 3-1
Card Dimensions ..................................................................... 3-2
Card Color ............................................................................... 3-3
Time Card Settings ................................................................. 3-3
Card Thickness Adjustment .................................................... 3-5
Card Width Adjustment ........................................................... 3-6
Chapter 4: Programming ................................................ 4-1
Introduction ............................................................................. 4-1
General Programming Guidelines ........................................... 4-1
Entering Program Mode ........................................................... 4-1
Entering and Saving Values .................................................... 4-2
Scrolling Through the Program Mode ...................................... 4-2
Exiting Program Mode ............................................................. 4-2
Programming Guides ............................................................... 4-3
Basic Programming ................................................................. 4-7
Year, Month, and Date ............................................................. 4-7
Hours and Minutes ................................................................... 4-8
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Day Change Time ................................................................... 4-9
Daylight Savings Time (DST) .................................................. 4-9
Automatic Adjustment ............................................................ 4-10
By Week Number ................................................................... 4-10
By Month and Day ................................................................. 4-11
Manual Adjustment ................................................................ 4-13
Hours Display and Imprint ..................................................... 4-13
Index No. Imprint (Model A056 only) ..................................... 4-15
Signal Duration ...................................................................... 4-15
Weekly Programming ............................................................ 4-16
Creating a Weekly Program ................................................... 4-17
Obtaining a Printout of Programmed Data ............................ 4-19
Editing Weekly Programs ...................................................... 4-20
Adding Additional Weekly Programs ..................................... 4-21
Deleting a Weekly Program .................................................. 4-21
Chapter 5: Maintenance.................................................. 5-1
Service .................................................................................... 5-1
Exterior .................................................................................... 5-1
Fuse Replacement .................................................................. 5-1
Ribbon Replacement ............................................................... 5-2
Chapter 6: Troubleshooting ........................................... 6-1
Introduction ............................................................................. 6-1
General Problems ................................................................... 6-1
Signal 1 .................................................................................... 6-1
Foreign Object or Material ....................................................... 6-2
Programming ........................................................................... 6-2
Key Failure ............................................................................... 6-2
Audible Beeps.......................................................................... 6-2
Error Messages ....................................................................... 6-3
Err 0 thru Err 5 ......................................................................... 6-3
Leap Year Error................................................................ 6-3
Printing or Ribbon Error ................................................... 6-3
Time Card Error ............................................................... 6-4
Imprint/Card Size ............................................................. 6-4
Weekly Program............................................................... 6-5
Overheat Protection ......................................................... 6-5
Err 6 thru Err 9 ......................................................................... 6-5
Card Stuck ....................................................................... 6-5
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Insufficient Power ............................................................. 6-6
Blank Display ................................................................... 6-6
EPROM ............................................................................ 6-6
Display Related Problems ....................................................... 6-7
Low Battery .............................................................................. 6-7
Power Failure ........................................................................... 6-7
Inaccurate Clock ...................................................................... 6-7
LED’s Not Functioning ............................................................ 6-7
Hour Change ........................................................................... 6-8
Slave Master ........................................................................... 6-8
Card Feed Problems ............................................................... 6-8
Card Refused ........................................................................... 6-8
Card Cannot Enter or Card Blocked ........................................ 6-9
Card Refused, Date and Time in Display ................................ 6-9
Imprint Problems ..................................................................... 6-9
Overprint .................................................................................. 6-9
Imprint Position Wrong .......................................................... 6-10
Wrong Color Printed .............................................................. 6-10
Weak or Light Printing ........................................................... 6-11
Diagnostics ............................................................................ 6-11
LED Test ................................................................................ 6-12
Mode and Keys Test .............................................................. 6-12
LCD Test ................................................................................ 6-13
EPROM Test .......................................................................... 6-14
Buzzer Test............................................................................ 6-14
Signal 1 Test .......................................................................... 6-15
Color Change Test ................................................................. 6-15
Model ID ................................................................................ 6-16
Chapter 7: Appendix ....................................................... 7-1
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Chapter 1: Introduction
Before attempting to use the Amano CP-3000 time recorder/stamp,
please carefully review Chapter 1: “Introduction”, Chapter 2: “Getting
Started”, Chapter 3: “Time Cards”, and Chapter 4: “Programming”. This
chapter of the manual covers the specifications, accessories, names and
functions of parts, LCD Display, and description of controls.
Specifications
Power Requirements:
 Power:
120 VAC  10%, 50/60 Hz
 Power Consumption: 6 W Idle, 60W maximum
Ambient Temperature: 14°F to 113°F (-10°C to 45°C)
Ambient Humidity:
10% to 90% (non-condensing)
Dimensions:
5.9"(150 mm) Wide X 6.9” (175 mm) High X
6.0" (152 mm) Deep.
Weight:
Approximately 4.85 lbs. (2.2 kg)
Environment:
Indoor use only; dust-free environment. Keep
out of direct sunlight.
Time Card:
Electronically configured for 3.375” (86 mm)
wide “Clipper” type, and set for a card thickness
of 0.0126” (0.32 mm).
The unit can be mechanically adjusted to
accept card widths of 2.6004” to 4.2158” (66
mm to 107 mm), and a card thickness of
0.0079” to 0.0197” (0.2 mm to 0.5 mm).
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Accessories
The following accessories are provided with the Amano CP-3000. After
unpacking, please ensure that all of the following items are provided:
User’s
Guide
CP-3000 (1 unit)
This User’s Guide (1
copy)
Keys (one pair, 2
keys)

Please note that specifications, appearance, and/or description are
subject to change without notice due to product enhancements.
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This user’s guide has been carefully prepared, but Amano assumes
no liability for errors and/or omissions. If you should find any errors
or unclear information, please contact your Amano dealer.
Names and Functions of Parts
The following describes the names and functions of various parts of the
CP-3000.
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Features
There are three (3) versions of the CP-3000 available. The model
numbers and features are listed in the following table.
Features
A051
A056
Two Color Printing
X
X
Signal Device
X
X
X
X
Single Color
Printing
Full Power
Reserve
A050
X
X
Index No. Imprint
X
Front Panel Description
The front panel displays the date, time, day of the week, and is used for
programming the unit. It is accessed by removing the top cover. (see
Chapter 2: “Getting Started” for more details).
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Note: ESD (Electrostatic Discharge) precautions should be adhered to
before touching the Mode Switch.
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Chapter 2: Getting Started
Before using the Amano CP-3000 time recorder/stamp, please carefully
review this chapter of the manual, which covers:
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Removing the top cover,
Removing the front cover,
Placement/Location
Desktop Installation
Wall Mounting
External Signal Connections
Battery Connection
Intialization and Reset, and
Power Connection.
Top Cover
The top cover must be removed to configure, install, and program the
CP-3000. To remove the top cover, follow these steps:
Step 1. Insert the key provided in the keyhole, and turn the key
clockwise to unlock the cover. The top cover should “pop” open.
Step 2. Pivot the top cover upwards, and lift the cover to remove.
Step 3. To re-install the top cover, set and align it with the groves on the
housing, then press it into place until it clicks.
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Front Cover
Removal
The front cover must be removed to connect the Full Power Reserve
Battery and connect the external signal line (Model A051 and A056 only)
for the CP-3000. To do so, perform the following steps:
Step 1. Disconnect the power cord from the power source if applicable.
Step 2. Remove the top cover.
Step 3. Lay the unit face up on a flat surface.
Step 4. Facing the front of the unit, remove the two Phillips head screws
in the upper corners of the housing.
Step 5. Press both of your hands flat against the sides of the front cover.
Step 6. Pivot the front cover towards you and remove. Set face up on a
flat surface.
Installation
Step 1. With the front cover on a flat surface and facing up, press both of
your hands flat against the sides.
Step 2. Facing the bottom of the unit, set and align the tabs on the
bottom of the front cover with the grooves on the housing.
Step 3. Pivot the front cover towards the housing, push it down in place,
then secure it with the two Phillips head screws.
Step 4. Re-install the top cover. If necessary, reconnect the power cord
to the power source.
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Placement/Location
When choosing a mounting location for your CP-3000, you should
ensure the following parameters are met:
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The mounting surface and hardware is capable of supporting the
unit’s weight, 9.66 lbs. (4.38 kg).
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The area must be within the specified operating temperature range.
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The unit is close to a power source or wall outlet.
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The area can accommodate signal and/or power conduits.
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The following conditions do not exist:
Desktop Installation
Place the time recorder on a level surface. The recommended height of
the surface should be 29½” (75 cm) from the floor.
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Wall Mounting
For proper wall mounting follow these steps:
Step 1. Disconnect the power cord from the power source.
Step 2. Unlock and remove the top cover.
Step 3. Remove the two screws on the top and slide the back
platedownward to remove it. Set the CP-3000 face up on a flat
surface.
Step 4. Using a punch, knock out the center material from the
teardropmounting hole on the back plate.
Step 5. Using the back plate as a template, approximate the final
locationof the clock, and mark the location of the teardrop
mounting hole on the wall.
Step 6. Hang the back plate on a screw or anchor from the
teardropmounting hole.
Step 7. Level the back plate and mark the location of the bottom
twomounting holes.
Step 8. Secure the back plate to the wall by inserting screws through
thebottom two mounting holes.
Step 9. Holding the sides of the cover, lift the CP-3000, bottom forward,
to the back plate.
Step 10. Align the tabs on the bottom of the CP-3000 housing with the
grooves in the bottom flange of the back plate. Hold the CP3000 in place so that the tabs are even with the bottom flange.
Do not rest the unit on the flange.
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Step 11. Carefully pivot the CP-3000 away from you onto the back
plateuntil its side hooks fit in the slots on the back of the unit.
The upper flange of the back plate should be aligned with the
slot in the top of housing.
Step 12. Install the two screws that secure the back plate to the unit.
Make sure you re-install the ground wire.
Step 13. If you need to connect external signal wiring, or connect
thebattery, do not replace the top cover or reconnect the power
cord at this time.
External Signal Connections
The model A051 and A056 versions of the CP-3000 are equipped with a
single external signal relay circuit that enables you to activate an audible
device such as a bell or buzzer. The relay contacts of the circuit are
Normally Open and should not exceed Class 2 Circuit requirements (30
VAC RMS at 3A, or 30 VDC at 3A). It is recommended that a Surge
Absorber (Amano P/N ESA-100010) be connected as shown to eliminate
and prevent power line noise or electromagnetic interference that might
enter the CP-3000 via the relay circuit. The duration (in seconds) that the
relay contacts will be activated or closed is set in the Signal Duration
menu item, and the time of the day and day of the week that this will
occur on is set in the Weekly Programming menu.
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The wiring schematic for the external signal relay circuit is as follows:
Note:
This procedure must be performed with power to both the
external device and the CP-3000 disconnected.
To connect a device to the relay signal circuit, perform the following
steps:
Step 1. Make sure that power to both the external device and the
CP-3000 is disconnected.
Step 2. Following the manufacturer’s guidelines for the external device,
connect the signal wires to it and run them to the mounting
location of the CP-3000. Make sure the wires are properly
labeled.
Step 3. Strip approximately 0.25” (6.35 mm) of insulation off the ends of
the wires that will be connected to the CP-3000.
Step 4. Remove the top cover from the CP-3000.
Step 5. Remove the front cover.
Step 6. With the unit flat and face up, locate terminal block
CN7A/CN7B, and its corresponding knockout on the bottom of
the housing.
Step 7. Using a punch or similar object, remove the knockout for
connector CN7A/CN7B.
Step 8. Using a screwdriver, loosen the screws on the CN7A side of the
connector block.
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Step 9. Observing polarity, insert one wire into the CP-3000 through the
knockout hole and connect it to the proper terminal position of
CN7A. Using a screwdriver, secure the wire in place. Insert the
other wire into the unit and secure in place. Make sure that only
the stripped wire is clamped, and not the insulation.
Step 10. Check the connections by tugging on each wire. If they
appearloose, repeat the previous step.
Step 11. Clamp the signal wires as shown in the following drawing using
a cable clamp appropriate toyour cable thickness.
Connecting the Battery
The CP-3000 is equipped with a Full Power Reserve Battery that will
maintain normal operations for 72 hours or 300 punches, in the event of
an AC power failure. This battery is disconnected at the factory to
prevent damage during shipping and must be connected for the CP-3000
to operate.
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Note:
This procedure must be performed with the power cord
disconnected from the power source.
To connect the Full Power Reserve Battery perform the following steps:
Step 1. Remove the top cover.
Step 2. Remove the front cover.
Step 3. Locate the battery cable. This is a pair of red and black wires
protruding from the chassis.
Step 4. Connect the battery cable to CN13 on the PC Board. If the
battery is properly connected, the following will occur:
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the LCD will display the default time in the “As Shipped”
(12 hour) format:
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an LED indicator will blink, and
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the ribbon carriage will cycle
Step 5. Replace the front cover.
Step 6. Replace the top cover.
Note:
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The “As Shipped” time display format setting is configured at the
factory. If the CP-3000 should lose its configuration, the time will
be displayed in the default (24 hour) time format when the
battery is connected.
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Please refer to the Basic Programming section of Chapter 4 to
set the year, time, date, and the hours display format.
Note: The battery is fully charged prior to shipping, however, to
insure premium performance it is recommended that the
battery be fully recharged prior to use (approximately 24
hours).
Note: To avoid damaging the battery, or draining it to an unrecoverable
level, keep the machine plugged into an AC power source during
normal operation. The power reserve battery is intended to be
used for limited power outages, not as a power source during
normal operations.
Initialization and Reset
Initialization
Prior to first use, the CP-3000 must be initialized. Initialization resets
the time and date to their default settings, but does not affect their “As
Shipped” format.
Note:
This procedure must be performed with the power cord
disconnected from the power source.
With the power cord disconnected, insert a small screwdriver into the
Reset Hole, on the bottom of the unit, and press the Reset button.
The CP-3000 should be re-initialized whenever the battery has been
disconnected or severely drained of power.
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Note:
Initialization or pressing the Reset button does not mean that all
program data is reset to defaults. Only the time and date are
reset to defaults. The CP-3000 is reset to defaults by performing
a Reset (All Clear).
Reset (All Clear)
This function is provided to clear all programmed data (Weekly
Programs, imprint formatting, etc.) from the CP-3000. When used, all
programmed data will be erased (including the “As Shipped” formats)
and the unit will be returned to its default settings. You should only
reset your CP-3000 when prescribed to in the Troubleshooting
section of this manual.
Note:
ESD (Electrostatic Discharge) precautions should be adhered to
before touching the Mode Switch.
To Reset (Clear All) your CP-3000, perform the following:
Step 1. Set the Mode Switch to PROGRAM.
Step 2. Insert a small screwdriver into the Reset Hole, on the bottom of
the unit, and press and hold the Reset button.
Step 3. While holding the Reset button, press and hold the YES and
FUNCTION buttons.
Step 4. Release the Reset button. Five beeps will sound
Step 5. Release the YES and FUNCTION buttons and and set the
Mode Switch to NORMAL.
Power Connection
AC Power connections are made by plugging the power cord into a
suitable, grounded outlet.
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When the AC power is properly connected, the LED will cease to flash
and the LCD display will show normal time indication in the “As Shipped”
(12 hour) format:
Note: The “As Shipped” time display format setting is configured at the
factory. If the CP-3000 should lose its configuration, the time will
be displayed in the default (24 hour) time format when the power
is connected.
Please refer to the Basic Programming section of Chapter 4 to
set the year, time, date, and the hours display format.
Note: The battery is fully charged prior to shipping, however, to
insure premium performance it is recommended that the
battery be fully recharged prior to use (approximately 24
hours).
Note: To avoid damaging the battery, or draining it to an unrecoverable
level, keep the machine plugged into an AC power source during
normal operation. The power reserve battery is intended for
limited power outage usage, and not as a power source during
normal operations.
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Chapter 3: Time Cards
Making a Test Print
Follow these steps to make a test print:
Step 1. Make sure that there is power to the CP-3000, and the Mode
Switch is set to NORMAL.
Step 2. Gently insert a time card into the card throat. The card will
automatically be fed in, printed and ejected. Do not force it in or
attempt to pull it out before it has been ejected.
Step 3. As shipped, the CP-3000 is configured to print the following
imprint:
Step 4. If this imprint is acceptable, and is correctly positioned on your
time card, the CP-3000 is ready to be programmed for use (time
and date). If time card adjustments must be made refer to the
following sections in this chapter. If you wish to change the style
of the imprint, you must program an imprint style for your
application in addition to setting the time and date for your CP3000. Please refer to the Basic Programming section of
Chapter 4 to set year, time, and date imprints.
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Step 5. If the CP-3000 should lose its configuration, it will revert to the
default imprint:
Card Dimensions
The CP-3000 is factory set for use with a 3.375” (86 mm) wide and
0.0126” (0.32 mm) thick standard “Clipper” type time card. The
recommended column dimensions are as follows:
where:
Bm = Bottom Margin, 0.827” (21 mm) from bottom of time card
Sm = Side Margin, 0.276” (7 mm) from left edge of time card
Imprint Length = 1.734” (44 mm)
The CP-3000 allows you the flexibility to modify the time card dimensions
if your application requires it. The Bottom and Side Margins of the
imprint are adjusted in the Program Mode. The time card width and
thickness are mechanical adjustments to the card throat.
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Card Color
The CP-3000 can be used with most of the colored time cards
available. However, when selecting a time card, you should make sure
that the background color of the card does not interfere with the time
card sensors’ ability to read the contrast between the card and the
Column Position Block in the imprint (see page 3-1). In addition, the
surface of the time card should be smooth, and clean of any oil, dirt, or
dust. A rough or soiled card surface will also impede the time card
sensors’ ability to read the Column Position Block in the imprint.
Time Card Settings
The Time Card Settings menu in the Program Mode is used to verify
that the Card Type Setting is correct and to adjust the Bottom (Bm)
and Side (Sm) Margins of the imprint. When adjusting these margins,
the length and location of the imprint should be taken into consideration.
Since the CP-3000 uses the Column Position Block on the imprint to
record column position, the imprint can not be aligned with any
corresponding lines or artwork in the card. If this occurs, the card will be
ejected and a “beep” will sound.
Card Type Setting
The only allowable Card Type Setting for the CP-3000 is “18”. This
setting corresponds to a 3.375” (86 mm) wide “Clipper” type card. This
card type is recommended, but others can be used. The card width can
be adjusted mechanically by setting the width of the card throat. To verify
the Card Type Setting, perform the following steps:
Step 1. Remove the top cover.
Note:
ESD (Electrostatic Discharge) precautions should be adhered
to before touching the Mode Switch.
Step 2. Enter the Program Mode by setting the
Mode Switch to PROGRAM.
Step 3. Press the FUNCTION key until the Time
Card Settings menu item appears in the
display.
Step 4. Press the NO key to select the Card Type
Setting Password of “5”.
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Step 5. When the correct value appears in the
display, press the YES key. A password
confirmation display will appear. If the
value in the display is correct, press the
YES key.
Step 6.
The Card Type Setting Password menu
item will appear. It should be set to “18”. If
it is not, press the NO key until “18”
appears in the display, then press the
YES key twice.
Step 7.
When saved, the next menu item, Day
Change Time, will appear in the display.
Step 8.
Exit the Program Mode and insert a time
card into the card throat to test.
Side Margin (Sm) Adjustment
Step 1.
If you have not already done so, enter
theProgram Mode and press the
FUNCTION key until the Time Card menu
item appears in the display.
Step 2.
Press the NO key to select the Side
Margin Adjustment Password of “8”.
Step 3.
When the correct value appears in
thedisplay, press the YES key. A
password confirmation display will appear.
If the value in the display is correct, press
the YES button.
Step 4.
The Side Margin menu item will appear.
Press the NO key to change the flashing
value in the display. Acceptable values
are from 01 to 31 in increments of 0.01”
(0.25 mm). When the correct value
appears, press the YES key.
Step 5.
Exit the Program Mode and insert a time
card into the card throat to test.
Note: This feature is only for small variations.
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Bottom Margin (Bm) Adjustment
Step 1.
If you have not already done so, enter
theProgram Mode and press the
FUNCTION key until the Time Card
menu item appears in the display.
Step 2.
Press the NO key to select the Bottom
Margin Adjustment Password of “9”.
Step 3.
When the correct value appears in
thedisplay, press the YES key. A
password confirmation display will
appear. If the value in the display is
correct, press the YES key.
Step 4.
The Bottom Margin menu item will
appear. Press the NO key to change the
flashing value in the display. Acceptable
values are from 01 to 31 in increments of
0.01” (0.25 mm). When the correct value
appears, press the YES key.
Step 5.
Exit the Program Mode and insert a time
card into the card throat to test.
Note: This feature is only for small variations.
Card Thickness Adjustment
The CP-3000 is factory set for a time card thickness of 0.0126” (0.32
mm). It can be adjusted for time cards with a thickness of 0.0079” to
0.0197” (0.2 mm to 0.5 mm).
To set the card thickness, perform the following steps:
Step 1.
Disconnect the power cord from the power source.
Step 2.
Remove the top cover.
Step 3.
Set the Mode Switch to PROGRAM.
Step 4.
Remove the front case.
Step 5.
Disconnect the battery.
Step 6.
Card thickness is adjusted by turning the white dials (on both
sidesof the printer platen) to the thickness of the card.
Clockwise rotation of the dials narrows the gap and
counterclockwise rotation widens the gap. One click of each
dial is .0024” (0.06 mm)
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Step 7.
Reconnect the battery.
Step 8.
Install the front cover.
Step 9.
Reconnect the power cord to the power source.
Step 10. Program the correct time and date.
Step 11. Set the Mode Switch to NORMAL and install the top cover.
Card Width Adjustment
The card throat width is pre-set for a 3.375” (86 mm) wide card. The
width can be adjusted from 2.6004 to 4.2158” (66 mm to 107 mm).
Follow these steps to adjust the width:
Step 1.
Disconnect the power cord from the power source.
Step 2.
Remove the top cover.
Step 3.
Set the Mode Switch to program.
Step 4.
Remove the front case.
Step 5.
Disconnect the battery.
Step 6.
Loosen the upper card width adjustment screw, insert the card
into the card throat and slide the guide to adjust the width
allowing 0.0197” (0.5 mm) between the card and the guide.
Tighten the screw.
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Step 7.
Loosen the lower card width adjustment screw, insert the card
into the card throat and slide the guide to adjust the width
allowing 0.0197” (0.5 mm) between the card and the guide.
Tighten the screw.
Step 8.
Reconnect the battery.
Step 9.
Install the front cover.
Step 10. Reconnect the power cord to the power source.
Step 11. Program the correct time and date.
Step 12. Set the Mode Switch to NORMAL and install the top cover.
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Chapter 4: Programming
Introduction
The CP-3000 must be programmed before use. There are two types of
programming: Basic and Weekly.
Basic Programming is used to program basic clock functions such as
time, date, time display, Daylight Saving Time (DST) adjustment, and
card imprint.
Weekly Programming consists of activating specific features of the
CP-3000 such as the built-in buzzer, relay signal contacts, ribbon color
(two color only) at predetermined times of the day and on specific days
of the week.
General Programming Guidelines
Entering Program Mode
Note:
ESD precautions should be adhered to before touching the
Mode Switch.
To enter the Program Mode, remove the top cover and set the Mode
Switch to PROGRAM. The first program menu item will appear in the
display and the first LED indicator will illuminate.
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Entering and Saving Values
Values are changed in each programming menu item by pressing the NO
key. Holding down the NO key for more than three seconds will
increment the value more rapidly. For example, year values (00 to 99)
will be incremented by a value of ten when the NO key is pressed for
more than three seconds.
To save values entered, press the YES key. Some menus and items
require that the entire sequence be cycled through before saving the
values entered.
Scrolling Through the Program Mode
While in the Program Mode, press the FUNCTION key to advance to
the next menu position. An LED indicator will light for each menu
position. Continue pressing the FUNCTION key and the cursor will
eventually return to the first program item.
Exiting Program Mode
To exit the Program Mode at any time, slide the Mode Switch to the
NORMAL position.
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Programming Guides
The following is a reference guide for programming the Model A050 and
Model A051 versions of the CP-3000:
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The “As Shipped” imprint settings are configured at the factory.
If the CP-3000 should lose its configuration, it will revert to the
default imprint settings.
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The following is a reference guide for programming the Model A056
version of the CP-3000:
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The “As Shipped” imprint settings are configured at the factory.
If the CP-3000 should lose its configuration, it will revert to the
default imprint settings.
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Basic Programming
Year, Month, and Date
Note:
To set the year, month, and date, you must cycle through the
following sequence of displays and save the data entered. The
data entered will not be saved if you exit the Program Mode or
press the FUNCTION key before saving.
Step 1.
Set the Mode Switch to the PROGRAM
position. The Year menu item will
automatically appear in the display.
Step 2.
Press the NO key until the correct two
digit year (00 thru 99) is flashing in the
display. Holding down the NO key for
more than three seconds will increment
the number in the display by ten.
Step 3.
When the correct year appears, press
the YES key. The display will
automatically move to the Month and
Date menu item. The first pair of digits
(month) will flash in the display.
Step 4.
Press the NO key until the correct month
number (01 thru 12) appears in the
display, then press the YES key.
Step 5.
The next set of digits, the Date of the
Month will flash in the display.
Step 6.
Press the NO key until the correct date
of the month (01 thru 31) appears in the
display, then press the YES key.
Step 7.
The year, month, and date entered will
flash in the display. To edit these
settings, press the NO key. This will
return you to the display described in
step 1. To save these settings,
press the YES key. When the year,
month and date are saved, the next
menu item, Hours and Minutes will
appear in the display.
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Note:
After saving the date, the LED indicator on the front panel will
automatically adjust to the correct day of the week when
switched to NORMAL.
Hours and Minutes
Note: To set the hours and minutes, you must cycle through the
following sequence of displays and save the data entered. The
data entered will not be saved if you exit the Program Mode or
press the FUNCTION key before saving.
Note: All time programming is done in 24 hour time format, even if the
time is displayed in 12 hour time format. The default time format
for the display in NORMAL mode is also 24 hour format. If you
wish to change the time format for the display, you must do so
in the Hours Display menu item.
Step 1.
Set the Mode Switch to the PROGRAM
position, if you have not already done
so. The Year menu item will
automatically appear in the display.
Step 2.
If applicable, press the YES key until the
Hours and Minutes menu item appears
in the display with the first pair of digits
(hour) flashing.
Step 3.
Press the NO key until the correct hour
(in 24 hour format, 00 thru 23) is flashing
in the display. Holding down the NO key
for more than three seconds will
increment the number in the display by
ten.
Step 4.
When the correct hour appears, press
the YES key. The second pair of digits,
minutes, will begin to flash.
Step 5.
Press the NO key until the correct
minutes (00 thru 59) appear in the
display. Holding down the NO key for
more than three seconds will increment
the number in the display by ten.
Step 6.
When the correct minutes appears in the
display, press the YES key.
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Step 7.
The hour and minutes entered will flash
in the display. To edit these settings,
press the NO key. This will return you
to the display described in step 2. To
save these settings, press the YES key.
When saved, the next menu item, Day
Change Time, will appear in the
display.
Day Change Time
For proper operation of the CP-3000, the Day Change Time must be set
to “00:00”. To do so, perform the following:
Note:
To verify the Day Change Time you must cycle through the
sequence of displays and save the data displayed. The data
entered will not be saved if you exit the Program Mode or
press the FUNCTION key before saving.
Step 1.
If you have not already done so, enter
theProgram Mode and press the
FUNCTION key until the Day Change
Time menu item appears with the first
pair of digits (hour) flashing in the
display.
Step 2.
Verify that “00” is flashing in the display
and press the YES key. The second pair
of digits (minutes) will begin to flash.
Step 3. Verify that “00” is flashing in the display
and press the YES key.
Step 4. The hour and minutes entered will flash
in the display. Verify that they are both
set to “00” and press the YES key. When
saved, the next menu item, DST Begin
Date (increment by one hour) will appear
in the display with the first pair of digits
(month) flashing.
Daylight Savings Time (DST)
The DST hour adjustment can be either programmed to occur
automatically or adjusted manually.
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Automatic Adjustment
To program for DST, you must specify the day that the DST period will
begin or end, by date or week number. If a date is specified, the time
change will occur at 2:00 am on the begin and end dates. If a week is
specified, the time change will occur at 2:00 am on the Sunday of the
programmed week. You must set the DST Begin Date (increment by
one hour) and End Date (decrement by one hour) once each year. If no
DST Begin Date is specified, the automatic DST adjustment will be
disabled.
Note:
To set the DST Begin Date and End Date you must cycle
through the sequence of displays of each item and save the
data entered. The data entered will not be saved if you exit the
Program Mode or press the FUNCTION key before saving.
By Week Number
Step 1.
If you have not already done so, enter
theProgram Mode and press the
FUNCTION key until the Day Change
Time menu item appears in the display.
Step 2.
Press the YES key three times until the
DST Begin Date menu item appears with
the first pair of digits (month) flashing in
the display. Verify that these digits are
“00” and press the YES key. The second
pair of digits (week number) will flash in
the display.
Step 3.
Press the NO key until the correct week
number of the year (01 thru 52) appears
in the display. Holding down the NO key
formore than three seconds will increment
thenumber in the display by ten.
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Step 4.
When the desired value is displayed,
pressthe YES key. The week number will
flash in the display. To edit these settings,
press the NO key. This will return you to
the display described in step 2. To save
these settings, press the YES key. When
saved, the next menu item, DST End
Date will appear in the display with the
first pair of digits (month) flashing in the
display.
Step 5.
Press the NO key until the correct week
number of the year (01 thru 52) appears
in the display. Holding down the NO key
for more than three seconds will
increment thenumber in the display by
ten.
Step 6.
Press the YES key. The value entered will
flash in the display. To edit these settings,
press the NO key. This will return you to
the display described in step 4. To save
these settings, press the YES key. When
saved, the display will move to the
Time Card Settings menu.
Step 7.
Exit the Program Mode by setting the
Mode Switch to NORMAL.
By Month and Day
Step 1.
If you have not already done so, enter
theProgram Mode and press the
FUNCTION key until the Day Change Time
menu item appears in the display.
Step 2.
Press the YES key three times until the
DST Begin Date menu item appears with
the first pair of digits (month) flashing in the
display.
Step 3.
Press the NO key until the correct month
number (01 thru 12) appears in the display,
and then press the YES key. Holding down
the NO key for more than three seconds will
increment the number in the display by ten.
When saved, the second pair of digits (date
of the month) will flash in the display.
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Step 4.
Press the NO key until the date of the
month (01 thru 31) appears in the
display. Holding down the NO key for
more than three seconds for both
options will increment the number in
the display by ten.
Step 5.
When the desired value is displayed,
pressthe YES key. The date will flash in
the display. To edit these settings, press
the NO key. This will return you to the
display described in step 2. To save
these settings, press the YES key.
When saved, the next menu item, DST
End Date will appear in the display with
the first pair of digits (month) flashing in
the display.
Step 6.
Press the NO key until the correct
month (01 thru 12) appears in the
display. Holding down the NO key for
more than three seconds will
increment the number in the display by
ten. To edit these settings, press the NO
key. To save these settings, press the
YES key. When saved, the the second
pair of digits (date) will flash in the
display.
Step 7.
Press the NO key until the correct date
(01 thru 31) appears in the display.
Holding down the NO key for more than
three seconds will increment the
number in the display by ten.
Step 8.
Press the YES key. The value entered
will flash in the display. To edit these
settings, press the NO key. This will
return you to the display described in
step 2. To save these settings, press the
YES key. When saved, the display will
move to the Time Card Settings menu.
Step 9.
Exit the Program Mode by setting the
Mode Switch to NORMAL.
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Manual Adjustment
To increment the time displayed by one hour, press and hold down
the YES key while sliding the Mode Switch to PROGRAM.
To move the time displayed back by one hour, press and hold down
the NO key while sliding the Mode Switch to PROGRAM.
Hours Display and Imprint
This group of menu items is used to set the time format (12 or 24
hour) of the display in NORMAL mode and the imprint that will
appear on the time card. To set the hours displayed and/or imprint
proceed with the following steps:
Step 1.
Enter the Program Mode and press the
FUNCTION key until the Hours Display
menu item appears in the display.
Step 2.
Press the NO key to select a value of “1”
for 24 hour time format or “2” for 12 hour
time format.
Step 3.
When the desired value appears, press
the YES key. The display will
automatically move to the Hour Imprint
menu item.
Step 4.
Press the NO key to select a value of “1”
for 24 hour time format or “2” for 12 hour time
format. If “2” is selected, an “A” or “P” will
appear before the time in the imprint.
Step 5.
When the desired value appears, press the
YES key. The display will automatically
move to the Fraction of Hours (Minutes)
Imprint menu item.
Step 6.
Using the NO key, select one of the following:
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Step 7.
When the desired value appears, press
the YES key. The display will
automatically move to the Day Imprint
menu item.
Step 8.
Using the NO key, select one of the
following:
Note: For Model A056 only: The Day Imprint must have a value of “9”
for the Index No. Imprint to appear on the time card.
Step 9.
When the desired value appears, press
the YES key. The display will
automatically move to the Year Imprint
menu item.
Step 10. Press the NO key to select a value of “0”
for no year imprint (OFF) or “1” to include
the year in the imprint (ON).
Step 11. When the desired value appears, press
theYES key. The display will
automatically move to the Month Imprint
menu item.
Step 12. Using the NO key, select one of the following:
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Step 13. When the desired value appears, press
the YES key. The display will
automatically move to the Additional
Date Imprint menu item.
Step 14. Press the NO key to select a value of
“0” to disable this feature or “1” to
include an additional date of the month
(00 to 31) in the imprint.
Step 15. When the desired value appears, press
the YES key. When saved, the next
menu item, Signal Duration (Model
A051) or Index No. Imprint (Model
A056) will appear in the display.
Index No. Imprint (Model A056 only)
This menu item is used to identify individual time clocks on time
cards using an Index No. Imprint numbered 00 thru 99.
Note:
The Day Imprint must have a value of “9” for the Index No.
Imprint to appear on the time card.
Step 1.
Enter the Program Mode and press the
FUNCTION key until the Index No.
Imprint menu item appears in the
display.
Step 2.
Press the NO key to select a value of 00
thru 99 that will be used to identify this
time clock on a time card.
Step 3.
When the desired value appears, press
the YES key. The display will
automatically move to the Signal
Duration menu item.
Signal Duration
This group of menu items is used to set the duration (in seconds) that the
relay contacts of the installed signal device (Models A051 and A056
only) will be closed or the built-in buzzer will sound, and verify that the
Master Clock function is disabled.
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Step 1.
Enter the Program Mode and press the
FUNCTION key until the Signal Duration
menu item appears in the display.
Step 2.
Press the NO key to select a value of one
to
twelve seconds that relay contacts of the
signal device will be closed.
Step 3.
When the desired value appears, press
the YES key. The display will
automatically move to the Master Clock
menu item.
Step 4.
This menu item is used for verification only.
The value in the display should be zero. If it
is not, press the NO key until zero appears
in the display, then press the YES key.
Step 5.
Exit the Program Mode by setting the Mode
Switch to NORMAL.
Weekly Programming
This menu allows you to create a weekly schedule that will enable or
disable certain features of the CP-3000 at predetermined times of the
day and on specific days of the week. This schedule is comprised of two
components: Moments and Objects. They are:
Up to eighty Weekly Programs or schedules can be entered into the CP3000. Programming charts are provided in the Appendix to help you set
up weekly programs. A sample Weekly Program is shown in the
following:
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In this example, at 8:27 am, on the second (Tuesday), fourth (Thursday), and
fifth (Friday) day of the week, Signal 1 will activate for the duration specified,
and the CP-3000 will print in black ink. At 10:12 on the same days, the built
in buzzer will sound for the duration specified, and the CP-3000 will print in
red ink.
Creating a Weekly Program
Note:
To create a program or schedule you must cycle through the
sequence of displays of each program number, and save the
data entered. The data entered will not be saved if you exit the
Program Mode or press the FUNCTION key before saving.
Step 1.
Enter the Program Mode and press the
FUNCTION key until the Weekly Program
menu item appears in the display. The first
program number will appear, with the first
cursor or day of the week (Monday) flashing
in the display.
Step 2.
Press the NO key to (deselect) omit days
of the week from the schedule or press the
YES key to (select) include days of the
week on the schedule. Days that the
schedule will operate on will be shown in
the display as cursors.
Step 3.
When the days of the week are selected,
the display will flash the hour of the
selected days that the schedule will be
activated.
Note:
All time programming is done in 24 hour time
format, and cannot be changed to 12 hour
format.
Step 4.
Press the NO key until the hour of the day
(00 thru 23) appears in the display, then
press the YES key. The digits that
represent the minutes of the hour will
appear and flash in the display.
Step 5.
Press the NO key until the correct minutes
(00 thru 59) appear in the display, then
press the YES key. This is the time (hours
and minutes) that the schedule will be
activated on the selected days of the
week. The display will move to the Buzzer,
which is the first object to be turned on or
off in the schedule.
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Step 6.
Note:
The duration (0 to 12 seconds) that the Buzzer will be ON for is
set in the Signal Duration menu item.
Press the NO key to enter a value of “0” to
disable (OFF) or “1” to enable (ON) the
Buzzer. When the correct value appears
in the display, press the YES key. The
display will move to the next object,
Signal 1.
The duration (0 to 12 seconds) that the relay contacts of Signal
1 will be closed for is set in the Signal Duration menu item.
Step 7.
Press the NO key to enter a value of “0” to
disable (OFF) or “1” (For Model A051
and A056 only) to enable (ON) Signal 1.
When the correct value appears in the
display, press the YES key. The display
will move to the next object, Signal 2.
Step 8.
This menu item is used for verification only.
The value in the display should be zero. If it
is not, press the NO key until zero appears
in the display, then press the YES key. The
display will move to the Color Change item.
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change, you must program another step or schedule to return
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Step 9.
For Model A051 and A056 only. Press
the NO key to enter a value of “0” for no
color change, “1” to change to black ink,
or “2” to change to red ink.
Step 10. When the desired value is displayed,
pressthe YES key. The program
number, days of the week, and time of
the day that the program will be
activated will flash in the display. To edit
these settings, press the NO key. This
will return you to the display described
in step 1. To save these settings, press
the YES key. When saved, the display
will move to the next program number.
Step 11. Repeat the previous steps to enter in
the next program. As a convenience,
Obtaining a Printout of Programmed Data
Step 1.
If you have not already done so, enter
the Program Mode and press the
FUNCTION key until the Program
Printout menu item appears in the
display. The default value of this item is
zero or OFF.
Step 2.
Press the NO key to change the value in
the display to “1” or ON.
Step 3.
With “1” flashing in the display, press the
YES key. The “1” will cease to flash, the
ribbon carriage will cycle, and all
programs in the CP-3000 will
momentarily appear in the display.
Step 4.
Insert a time card. All Basic Programming
information will be printed on the time
card. On Model A051, the
information will be printed in red ink.
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Step 5.
If you have programmed one or more Weekly Programs,
insert another time card (or the reverse side of the one used in
step 4) to obtain a printout. Up to sixteen Weekly Programs
are printed on a card.
Step 6.
To stop printing at any time, press and hold either the NO or
YES key. Only the currently inserted time card will be printed
on, and the remainder of the programming data will not be
printed.
Step 7.
When printing is completed, the display will automatically
move tothe next menu. Exit the Program Mode by setting the
Mode Switch to NORMAL.
Editing Weekly Programs
Step 1.
Obtain a printout of the current Weekly Programs.
Step 2.
Mark on the printout the desired Weekly Program that you
want to change.
Step 3.
Enter the Program Mode and press the FUNCTION key until
the Weekly Program menu item appears in the display.
Step 4.
Press and hold the YES key until the desired program number
appears. To move to previously numbered Weekly Programs,
press and hold the NO key.
Step 5.
Change the Weekly Program as desired. For the changes to
be in effect, you must cycle through the sequence of displays,
and save the data entered.
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Step 6.
After saving the program, press the FUNCTION key to move to
the Program Printout menu item and print out a copy of the
program to check.
Adding Additional Weekly Programs
Step 1.
Obtain a printout of the current Weekly Programs.
Step 2.
Mark the last Weekly Program on the printout.
Step 3.
Enter the Program Mode and press the FUNCTION key until
the Weekly Program menu item appears in the display.
Step 4.
Press and hold the YES key until an empty Weekly Program
appears in the display. The program number should be the last
program number on the printout + 1.
Step 5.
Set the program as desired. For the changes to be in effect,
you must cycle through the sequence of displays, and save the
data entered.
Step 6.
After saving the program, press the FUNCTION key to move to
the Program Printout menu item and print out a copy of the
program to check.
Deleting a Weekly Program
Step 1.
Obtain a printout of the current Weekly Programs.
Step 2.
Mark on the printout the desired Weekly Program that you
want to delete.
Step 3.
Enter the Program Mode and press the FUNCTION key until
the Weekly Program menu item appears in the display.
Step 4.
Press and hold the YES key until the desired weekly program
number appears. To move to previously numbered Weekly
Programs, press and hold the NO key.
Step 5.
Press the NO key to delete all days of the week that the
program was scheduled for.
Step 6.
All the objects in the program will flash in the display.
Step 7.
Press the YES key to delete this program. The remainder of
the programs in the CP-3000 will automatically have their
program number moved down one to fill the empty space left
by the program that was just deleted. For example, if program
number seven was deleted, program number eight will now be
program number seven.
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After saving the program, press the FUNCTION key to move to
the Program Printout menu item and print out a copy of the
program to check.
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Chapter 5: Maintenance
Service
With the exception of the ribbon and fuses, there are no user-serviceable
parts in the time recorder. Do not attempt to service/ disassemble the
time recorder other than prescribed in this manual.
Exterior
Gently wipe the exterior of the unit with a soft cloth dampened with water
and a neutral detergent. Do not use thinner, benzine, or insecticides.
Fuse Replacement
There are two fuses used in the CP-3000. The main fuse is a 250 V F2A
(Fast Acting) fuse. The second fuse, which protects the power supply, is
a 250 V F4A (Fast Acting) fuse. To replace either fuse, perform the
following:
Step 1.
Disconnect the power cord from the power source.
Step 2.
Remove the top cover and the front cover.
Step 3.
Disconnect the battery.
Step 4.
Lift up the insulator flap and locate the fuse you wish to
replace.
Step 5.
Replace the desired fuse only with one of the same type
and rating.
Step 6.
Connect the battery and install the front cover.
Step 7.
Connect the power cord to the power source.
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Step 8.
Program the correct time and date.
Step 9.
Set the Mode Switch to NORMAL and install the top cover.
Ribbon Replacement
The ribbon should be replaced when the imprint of the time card appears
light or when the following message appears in the display:
Always use Amano approved ribbons. Non-Amano ribbons bind in the
printer carriage, and produce weak quality prints and ink residue on print
head, rollers, and the time card.
Note:
Extreme care should be used when removing the ribbon. Verify
that the Mode Switch is set to PROGRAM before attempting to
remove the ribbon. Forcing the ribbon out of the ribbon carriage
may damage the ribbon guide.
Perform the following steps to replace the ribbon:
Step 1.
Remove the top cover.
Step 2.
Set the Mode Switch to PROGRAM.
Step 3.
Grasp the front panel from the bottom and flip it up.
Step 4.
Using two fingers, press the two white release tabs down and
towards the case, and while holding them, remove the ribbon.
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Step 5.
Insert a new ribbon between the ribbon guide and the printer
head.
Step 6.
Press the ribbon down until it clicks into place. Turn the knob
clockwise to remove any slack in the ribbon.
Step 7.
Rotate the front panel down until it clicks in place.
Step 8.
Set the Mode Switch to NORMAL.
Step 9.
Insert a time card into the card throat to check the printing
qualityand to confirm that you have installed the ribbon
properly.
Step 10. Replace the top cover.
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Chapter 6: Troubleshooting
Introduction
If your CP-3000 should fail to operate properly, you should perform the
following to determine the cause:

Visually inspect the unit

Obtain a print out of programmed data and verify it

Check that AC power is connected

Inspect the fuses, if either is blown, replace it

Check the condition of the time card, if it is dirty or damaged, it must
be replaced

Run the specified test in the Diagnostics menu

Reinitialize the unit

Perform a Reset (Clear All) to reset the unit to defaults
If, after performing the above, you still are unable to resolve the problem
or feel that your unit requires servicing, contact your local Amano dealer.
General Problems
Signal 1
If you are experiencing a problem with the relay signal circuit (Model
A051 and A056 only), you should perform the following:

Verify that the connections to CN7A/CN7B are correct

Verify that the external device is working properly

Verify that the maximum load is not exceeded

Check to see that the appropriate surge absorber is properly
connected to the external device

Check all wiring

Inspect the fuses on the CP-3000. If either is blown, replace it
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
Obtain a printout of programmed data in your CP-3000. Verify that
Signal 1 is correctly programmed in the Weekly Program

Run the Signal 1 Test from the Diagnostics menu to check if the
Signal 1 relay is operating properly. If it is not, contact your local
Amano dealer
Foreign Object or Material
Only a time card should be inserted into the unit. If foreign objects or
materials get inside the CP-3000, you must disconnect the AC power
and the battery, and remove the foreign objects.
Programming
If you suspect a programming problem or the imprint position (margin)
is incorrect, it is recommended that you obtain a printout of the
programmed information as described in Chapter 4 and troubleshoot
the programmed data, or perform a Reset (Clear All) to reset the unit to
defaults.
If you are unable to resolve the problem, please contact your local
Amano dealer.
Key Failure
If you suspect that one of the keys has failed, you should run the Key
Test in the Diagnostics menu.
Audible Beeps
The time recorder is equipped with an audible alarm that “beeps”. The
beeps will vary in duration and corresponding meaning (see the
following).
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Error Messages
There are nine possible error messages that can appear in the display.
These messages are divided into two types, those that will return to
normal operation once displayed (Err 0 thru Err 5), and those that
require immediate attention (Err 6 thru Err 9).
Err 0 thru Err 5
When one of the following errors occur, the CP-3000 will display the
error message and may beep. After the beeps, the message will
disappear and the unit will return to normal operation. These messages
are used as warnings that there may be a problem that does not require
immediate attention.
Leap Year Error
February 29th is programmed for a non-leap year. If this occurs, the date
will automatically be changed to March 1st of that year. Please check
your programmed year, month and date. This message can also be
cleared by performing a Reset (Clear All).
Printing or Ribbon Error
The time card sensors could not detect the Column Position Block.
Possible reasons are:

The imprint quality (black color) is poor or too light. Replace the
ribbon cassette.

No ribbon cassette is inside the machine. Install a ribbon
cassette.

The ribbon cassette is not seated correctly in the printer carriage.
Reinstall the ribbon cassette.

The red color is active in front of the dot head. This is due to
normal interference between slider and printer carriage. Push
slider to normal position.
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Printer or printer carriage is damaged. Contact your local Amano
dealer.

A non-Amano ribbon was used. Always use Amano approved
ribbons: non-Amano ribbons bind in the printer carriage, produce
weak quality prints and ink residue on print head, rollers, and
time card.

The slider on the printer carriage is not moving correctly due to a
missing black plastic bushing in the small hole of the right printer
frame. Contact your local Amano dealer.

The card throat width is set too narrow for the card type used.
The card throat must be set to 0.0197” (0.5 mm) greater than the
card width.

The time card you are using is too narrow for the imprint.
Remove characters from the imprint or use a wider card.

There is dirt, oil, dust, or ink residue on the surface of the time
card or the time card surface is too rough for the time card
sensor to detect the Column Position Block. Replace the card.

The background color of the time card is too dark.
Time Card Error
When this message is displayed, printing will stop immediately.
Possible reasons for this error can be:

The time card was pushed or pulled when fed into the card throat
or during the printing cycle.

The time card feed mechanism or time card sensors are
damaged.
Imprint/Card Size
This message is displayed when the time card setting has been changed
in Program Mode. You must perform a Reset (Clear All) to reset to the
default card type.
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Weekly Program
Possible reasons for this error message are:

The time card setting has been changed in Program Mode.

Duplicate times have been scheduled in the Weekly Program.
You must perform a Reset (Clear All) to reset to the default card type
and clear the Weekly Program.
Overheat Protection
To prevent overheating of the card feed and printing motors and a quick
and high discharge of the battery, the CP-3000 is provided with an
internal counter for the number of imprints. When you print too many
times within a short time period, the recorder will refuse to accept new
cards, beep, and may display the following error message:
If this occurs, please take the time card out of the card throat and wait
for several minutes.
Err 6 thru Err 9
These error messages will remain in the display until the problem is
resolved and the CP-3000 is restarted by pressing any key with the
message in the display. When displayed, the time and date will be
maintained (unless your AC power is disconnected) as in normal mode
and no programming data will be lost.
Card Stuck
This error occurs when a non-standard time card shape is used or the
time card is forced into the card throat. In either case, the time card
sensors detect the presence of the time card, but the unit is unable to
flush out the card. The time card has to be removed manually to resolve
this problem.
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Insufficient Power
This message is displayed when there is not enough power from the AC
power supply to start up the feed or print motors. To resolve this error,
perform the following:

Check the condition of the fuses, replace if necessary

Check the connections and condition of the battery.

Re-initialize the unit and charge the battery by allowing the unit
to be connected to AC power and stand idle for 24 hours. If this
message still occurs, replace the battery.

The normal life-span of the battery used is three to five years. If it
falls outside of that range, you should replace the battery.
Blank Display
When this condition occurs, the CP-3000 will also emit a continuous
beep. If possible, perform the LCD Test in the Diagnostics menu. If this
condition persists, contact your local Amano dealer.
EPROM
If this message is displayed, please contact your local Amano dealer.
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Display Related Problems
Low Battery
This display indicates that the battery is too weak to power-up the
system. If AC power is connected during this condition, the CP-3000 will
try to restart automatically once every ten minutes from the moment the
low battery condition was detected. If AC power is not present, the
indication will remain in the display and the unit will not recover
automatically.
During this low battery display indication, the time and date will be
maintained, and the number of prints made should be kept to a
minimum. If AC power is connected, there will be no loss of programmed
data.
If there is no damage to the battery, the battery can be recharged by the
AC power supply, and the time unit will restart by itself. Please allow the
CP-3000 24 hours to recharge the battery completely.
Power Failure
A blinking LED and constant colon in the display indicates an AC power
failure. When this occurs, the operation of the CP-3000 is taken over by
the internal battery.
If AC power is connected and working, and the display indicates a power
failure, contact your local Amano dealer.
Inaccurate Clock
The clock frequency is factory set. If you feel that your clock is
inaccurate, please contact your local Amano dealer.
LED’s Not Functioning
If the LED’s fail to function on the front panel, run the LED test in the
Diagnostics menu. If the problem is not resolved, contact your local
Amano dealer.
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Hour Change
If the time displayed is off by an hour (either up or down), one of the
following may have occurred:

The programmed DST settings are incorrect.

The YES or NO key was inadvertently pressed while setting the
Mode Switch from NORMAL to PROGRAM.
Slave Master
If this indication should occur (minutes blinking), enter the Program
Mode and set the Master Clock menu item to zero.
Card Feed Problems
Card Refused
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
Check whether the column of your time card is already
completely filled with imprints. If all positions are already
occupied by an imprint, two beeps will sound, and the card will
be rejected without making an imprint.

Check the condition of the time card. If there is dirt, oil, dust, or
ink residue on the card, the time card sensors cannot read the
Column Position Block.

Verify the imprint position. If the Column Position Block is
positioned on artwork or a column line, the time card sensor will
read this as a column full condition.

A non-Amano ribbon was used. Always use Amano approved
ribbons, non-Amano ribbons bind in the printer carriage, and
produce weak quality prints, and ink residue on print head,
rollers, and time card.

The background color of your time card is too dark
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Card Cannot Enter or Card Blocked
When you insert a time card into the card throat, the feed motor will
grasp it and pull it down to be printed. The feed motor will attempt to
grasp the card a maximum of three times. If the third attempt fails, a
long beep will sound, the feed motor will shut off, and the card must be
manually removed from the card throat.
If a card is blocked or stuck inside the card throat after the imprint has
been printed, the feed motor will attempt to flush out the card a maximum
of three times. If the card is still inside the card throat after the third
attempt, the feed motor will shut down, leaving the card inside the unit.
After a minute change on the display or when the user presses one of
the keys, the CP-3000 will automatically retry to flush out the card. If the
card is unable to be flushed out by the feed motor, it must be manually
removed.
Both of these conditions are symptoms of the card throat width being too
narrow. The card throat width adjustment must be done at both the upper
and lower positions, each having a gap of 0.0197” (0.5 mm) between the
card and the card guide.
Card Refused, Date and Time in Display
If a time card is inserted into the card throat, refused, and a beep
sounds, the time card is too short. The time card sensors compare the
top margin of the time card with the imprint position. If it can not reach
this imprint position, the unit will beep and refuse the card.
Imprint Problems
Overprint
The column position block in the imprint is used by the CP-3000 to
prevent overprinting. If your CP-3000 is overprinting, any one of the
following may be the cause:

The time card was pushed, pulled, or moved during the printing
cycle causing the time card sensors to misinterpret the Column
Position Block.

The card throat pocket width is too wide.

The quality of the ribbon is poor. The system can not detect a
weak column position block.
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
A non-Amano ribbon was used. Always use Amano approved
ribbons: non-Amano ribbons bind in the printer carriage, produce
weak quality prints and ink residue on print head, rollers, and
time card.

The background color of the time card is too dark.

The surface of the time card is too rough or there is dirt, oil, dust,
or ink residue on the card.
Imprint Position Wrong
If your CP-3000 is functioning normally, but the position of the imprint is
incorrect, perform the following:

Obtain a print out of the programmed data from the CP-3000.
Verify that your settings are correct.

Verify that the programmed date and time are correct.

The card throat width is incorrect.

A non-Amano ribbon was used. Always use Amano approved
ribbons: non-Amano ribbons bind in the printer carriage, produce
weak quality prints and ink residue on print head, rollers, and
time card.

The feed rollers may be damaged or require cleaning. Contact
your local Amano dealer.
Wrong Color Printed
The model A051 and A056 versions of the CP-3000 has the ability to
print in red or black ink. When the Mode Switch is set to NORMAL, the
default ink color is black, and the color of ink printed is determined by the
settings in the Weekly Program. When the Mode Switch is set to
PROGRAM, the CP-3000 will print in red. If the wrong color is being
printed by your CP-3000, please perform the following:

Verify that the Mode Switch is in the correct position for the
current operation.

Obtain a print out of the programmed data from the CP-3000.
Verify that your Weekly Program settings are correct.

The red color is active in front of the dot head. This is due to
normal interference between slider and printer carriage. Push
slider to normal position.
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Printer or printer carriage is damaged. Contact your local Amano
dealer.

The slider on the printer carriage is not moving correctly due to a
missing black plastic bushing in the small hole of the right printer
frame. Contact your local Amano dealer.

The ribbon cassette is not seated correctly in the printer carriage.
Reinstall the ribbon cassette.

Run the Color Change Test in the Diagnostics menu.

Printer or printer carriage is damaged. Contact your local Amano
dealer.
Weak or Light Printing
Please refer to Printing or Ribbon Error Message, Err1 section of this
chapter for troubleshooting weak or light printing problems.
Diagnostics
The Diagnostics menu is used to run specific diagnostic routines for
troubleshooting and determining the condition of your CP-3000.
The Diagnostics menu is accessed by entering the Program Mode, and
pressing the FUNCTION key until the LED Test menu item appears in
the display and the last LED indicator is illuminated.
The general guidelines for the Diagnostics menu are as follows:

Each test is indicated by a specific number (refer to the
Programming Guide) flashing in the display.

To select and start a test, press the YES key.

To stop a test press the YES key again. A beep will sound and
the test number will flash in the display.

Press the NO key to move to the next test.

Press the FUNCTION key to leave the Diagnostics menu.
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LED Test
Step 1.
If you have not already done so, enter
the Program Mode and press the
FUNCTION key until the LED Test
menu item appears in the display.
Step 2.
Press the YES key to select and start
the test. The test number will cease to
flash in the display, and the LED
indicators will illuminate one at a time
from left to right.
Step 3.
Press the YES key to stop the test. A
beep will sound and the test number will
flash in the display.
Step 4.
Press the NO key to move to the next
test or exit the Diagnostic menu by
pressing the FUNCTION key, or by
exiting the Program Mode.
Mode and Keys Test
Step 1.
If you have not already done so, enter
theProgram Mode and press the
FUNCTION key until the LED Test menu
item appears in the display.
Step 2.
Press the NO key. The Mode and Keys
Test menu item will appear in the
display.
Step 3.
Press the YES key to select and start the
test. The test number will cease to flash
in the display, and the first LED indicator
(on the left side of the front panel) will
illuminate
Step 4.
Slide the Mode Switch to NORMAL.
The LED indicator should turn off.
Step 5.
Slide the Mode Switch to PROGRAM.
The LED indicator should illuminate.
Repeat this sequence several times.
Step 6.
To test the keys, set the Mode Switch to
NORMAL. The LED indicator should turn off.
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Step 7.
Press the FUNCTION key, the second LED
indicator will illuminate.
Step 8.
Press the YES key, the third LED indicator
will illuminate.
Step 9.
Press the NO key, the fourth LED indicator
will illuminate. Repeat this sequence several
times.
Step 10. Set the Mode Switch to PROGRAM and
press the YES key to stop the test. A beep
will sound and the test number will flash in
the display.
Step 11. Press theNO key to move to the next test
or exit the Diagnostics menu by pressing
the FUNCTION key, or by exiting the
Program Mode.
LCD Test
Step 1.
If you have not already done so, enter
the Program Mode and press the
FUNCTION key until the LED Test
menu item appears in the display.
Step 2.
Press the NO key twice. The LCD
Test menu item will appear in the
display.
Step 3.
Press the YES key to select and start
the test. The test number will
disappear and all the segments of
the LCD display will flash.
Step 4.
Press the YES key to stop the test. A
beep will sound and the test number
will flash in the display.
Step 5.
Press the NO key to move to the
next test or exit the Diagnostics
menu by pressing the FUNCTION
key, or by exiting the Program
Mode.
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EPROM Test
Step 1. If you have not already done so,
enterthe Program Mode and press
the FUNCTION key until the LED
Test menu item appears in the
display.
Step 2.
Press the NO key four times. The
Eprom Test menu item will appear
in the display.
Step 3.
Press the YES key to select and
start the test. The test number will
cease to flash in the display, and
the first LED indicator (on the left
side of the front panel) will
illuminate. After three seconds, the
first LED will turn off, the second
LED will illuminate and the size of
the Eprom will be in the display.
Step 4.
Press the YES key to stop the test. A
beep will sound and the test number will
flash in the display.
Step 5.
Press the NO key to move to the next test
or exit the Diagnostics menu by pressing
the FUNCTION key, or by exiting the
Program Mode.
Buzzer Test
Step 1.
If you have not already done so, enter
theProgram Mode and press the
FUNCTION key until the LED Test menu
item appears in the display.
Step 2.
Press the NO key five times. The Buzzer
Test menu item will appear in the display.
Step 3.
Press the YES key to select and start the
test. The test number will cease to flash
in the display, and the Buzzer will sound
for a maximum of eight beeps.
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Step 4.
Press the YES key to stop the test. A
beep will sound and the test number will
flash in the display.
Step 5.
Press the NO key to move to the next test
or exit the Diagnostics menu by pressing
the FUNCTION key, or by exiting the
Program Mode.
Signal 1 Test
Step 1.
If you have not already done so, enter
theProgram Mode and press the
FUNCTION key until the LED Test menu
item appears in the display.
Step 2.
Press the NO key six times. The Signal 1
Test menu item will appear in the display.
Step 3.
Press the YES key to select and start the
test. The test number will cease to flash in
the display and you will hear a clicking
sound as the relay contacts open and
close.
Step 4.
Press the YES key to stop the test. A
beep will sound and the test number will
flash in the display.
Step 5.
Press the NO key twice to move to the
next test or exit the Diagnostics menu by
pressing the FUNCTION key, or by exiting
the Program Mode.
Color Change Test
Step 1.
If you have not already done so, enter
theProgram Mode and press the
FUNCTION key until the LED Test menu
item appears in the display.
Step 2.
Press the NO key eight times. The Color
Change Test menu item will appear in the
display.
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Step 3.
Press the YES key to select and start the
test. The test number will cease to flash in
the and you will hear a clicking sound as
the color change solenoid is turned on
and off.
Step 4.
Press the YES key to stop the test. A
beep will sound and the test number will
flash in the display.
Step 5.
Press the NO key twice to move to the
next test or exit the Diagnostics menu by
pressing the FUNCTION key, or by exiting
the Program Mode.
Model ID
Step 1.
If you have not already done so, enter
theProgram Mode and press the
FUNCTION key until the LED Test menu
item appears in the display.
Step 2.
Press the NO key ten times. The Model ID
menu item will appear in the display.
Step 3.
Press the YES key to select this item. The
display will indicate the model number of
your CP-3000.
Step 4.
Press the YES key. A beep will sound and
the test number will flash in the display.
Step 5.
Exit the Diagnostics menu by pressing
the FUNCTION key, or by exiting the
Program Mode.
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Chapter 7: Appendix
The following charts are provided to assist you in creating Weekly
Programs for your CP-3000.
(Chart continued on next page)
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