RENA Printing System

RENA Printing System
RENA Printing System
Installation and operating guide
January 2002
Part#:M-3037
Version 1.1
RENA Printing System
RENA Printing System
Ink-jet printer
© Copyright 2001, RENA Informationstechnik GmbH & Co. KG
All rights reserved. No part of this manual may be reproduced or
transmitted in any form or by any means, copied onto electronic
media or translated into any language without the manufacturer’s
express written permission.
The manufacturer is not liable for any damage resulting either
from incorrect use or from repairs and modifications carried out by
a third unauthorized party. This manual was produced with great
care. However, liability for any errors which it may contain is excluded. The manufacturer reserves the right to make any technical or design changes to the equipment during the development
process. All specified values are purely nominal. Consequently,
any legal claims made on the basis of this manual cannot be enforced.
The manufacturer is not liable for any damage or disturbance resulting from the use of options or accessories which are not original products or do not have the express approval of the manufacturer.
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HP is a registered trademark of the Hewlett-Packard Corporation.
Microsoft and Windows are registered trademarks of the Microsoft
Corporation.
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Contents
Installation and operating guide
Page
1.
Preliminary remarks .............................................................. 5
2.
Safety ..................................................................................... 7
2.1
2.2
2.3
2.4
3.
Transport, packaging, scope of delivery ............................ 10
3.1
3.2
4.
Description of the functions.......................................... 13
Applications ................................................................. 13
System requirements................................................... 14
Overview of the printer................................................. 15
Overview of the external terminals ............................... 16
Installing the PS2000........................................................... 17
5.1
5.2
5.3
5.4
6.
Shipping ...................................................................... 10
Unpacking the PS2000 / scope of delivery ................... 11
Description of the PS2000................................................... 13
4.1
4.2
4.3
4.4
4.5
5.
General notes on safety................................................. 7
Handling the print cartridges .......................................... 9
Placement of the PS2000 .............................................. 9
Disposal ...................................................................... 10
General notes on installation / overview ....................... 17
Changing the transport direction .................................. 20
Assembling the print-head units ................................... 21
Assembling and connecting the control unit.................. 27
Installation and operation ................................................... 28
6.1
6.2
6.3
6.4
6.5
6.6
Connecting the PS2000 ............................................... 28
The control panel......................................................... 30
Enter version-specific data........................................... 32
Adjusting the printer to the print medium ...................... 35
Cleaning the print nozzles............................................ 39
Print test ...................................................................... 40
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6.7
6.8
6.9
6.10
6.11
6.12
7.
Programming mode............................................................. 53
7.1
7.2
7.3
7.4
7.5
8.
General points and operating mode ............................. 53
Menu overview ............................................................ 55
Description of the main menu....................................... 57
Submenus for special functions ................................... 66
Serial interface submenus............................................ 68
Error messages and warnings ............................................ 69
8.1
8.2
9.
Calibrating the print-head units .................................... 42
Installing the printer driver............................................ 46
Printing addresses ....................................................... 46
Address counter .......................................................... 48
Replacing cartridges .................................................... 49
Resetting the address printer ....................................... 52
Error messages ........................................................... 69
Warnings ..................................................................... 74
Technical data ..................................................................... 75
10. Annex ................................................................................... 76
10.1
10.2
10.3
10.4
Key combinations ........................................................ 76
Meanings of some displays.......................................... 77
Print quality as a function of speed............................... 78
Connector description .................................................. 78
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1. Preliminary remarks
The PS2000 is a rugged ink-jet printer which can be easily adjusted to every individual situation. The print-head units are
mounted with the aid of an existing transport band. The design
and assembly of the printer system requires mechanical and electrical expertise and must always be carried out by competent
specialists. However, its structure is relatively uncomplicated. As
soon as it has been integrated in a customer-specific system, its
operation is simple and user-friendly.
To ensure the safe and reliable operation of this
printer and its components for many years, you must
read and observe this installation and operating guide,
including the notes on safety, before installing it and
putting it into operation. Be sure to observe all warning
and information labels attached to the printer.
All persons assigned to operate the PS2000 must be familiarized
with this installation and operating guide.
Take care to keep this manual in a safe place so that you may
access the information it contains at all times.
Pictograms
General warnings.
Warning of hazards due to electrical current or electric
shock.
Important information for using the printer.
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How to use this manual
All general and explanatory information is given in continuous
text. This information is needed in order to carry out the following
installation and operating steps.
Whenever the installer or operator has to perform a specific action, it is always marked in the text with bullets, as follows:
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Carry out an action now
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Then perform the next action
Always read the manual as far as the texts describing the actions.
You will then obtain all the information you need and will not be
tempted to second-guess the manual, thus avoiding errors.
Chronology and reference
The manual has a chronological structure, i.e. it follows the sequence from delivery of the package up to the fully operational
printer. It then describes its operation and programming and finally lists the technical information.
If you are unfamiliar with the printer, you are best advised to read
the manual through in sequence. You will be guided step by step
and will then be able to operate the printer easily and quickly.
If you are already familiar with the PS2000, you should find it
equally simple to use the manual as a reference guide.
Important terms and abbreviations
To operate the PS2000, you must be familiar with a small number
of terms and abbreviations:
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Print head (Hd.) = H, H1, H2, H3
The print head is located at the lower end of the ink cartridge,
which may therefore also be called the print head.
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Print-head unit = U, U1, U2, U3, U4
This combines all three print-heads in a single unit.
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2. Safety
The PS2000 has been constructed in line with state-of-the-art
technology and is safe to operate. However, hazards cannot be
excluded if it is operated by persons unfamiliar with its use. The
same applies if it is used in an inappropriate way or in a manner
not in accordance with its intended purpose.
If you ignore the information given in this manual, the following hazards cannot be excluded:
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Electric shock,
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Injury by the rotating wheel,
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Damage to the printer.
2.1 General notes on safety
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The connecting cable from the control unit to the print-head
unit must under no circumstances be plugged in or out when
the printer is switched on, as otherwise the printer may be
damaged.
•
The PS2000 may be connected only to a voltage of 100-240V
/ 50/60 Hz. It is therefore vital to check the information on the
type-plate.
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The power plug must be connected to a grounded socket!
Make sure that the grounding has not been rendered ineffective by the use of an extension cable with no ground conductor. Any break in the ground conductor inside or
outside the printer is dangerous and must be corrected.
•
The printer is secured via only one terminal! Even if a fuse
blows, electrical parts in the printer may continue to be live.
•
Run the power lines so that no-one can trip over
them. Make sure that no objects are placed onto
the power cables.
•
Unplug the printer from the power supply if it is not
being used for a longer period of time. This avoids
any damage in the event of voltage surges.
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Never touch any moving parts of the printer, especially the rotator or print-head units! Such action
can lead to injury as a result of being caught up in
and crushed by the rotating rollers. Also, be sure to
keep long hair and clothing away from the printer
while it is running.
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Protect the print-head and system clock from moisture. The housing of the control unit is splash-proof
according to IP54.
•
Always unplug the printer before cleaning it.
•
Do not use any cleaning agents. Use a damp cloth.
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You must unplug the printer and have it checked by
an authorized service technician in the following circumstances:
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If the power cable or power plug has worn or been
damaged.
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If water or another liquid has penetrated the printer.
If the printer does not operate properly even after the
operating instructions have been followed.
If one of the printer parts has been dropped or its
housing is damaged.
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If the printer shows marked discrepancies from normal operation.
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Do not dismantle the printer beyond the level described in this
manual. The housing must not be opened by unauthorized
persons. Repairs may be carried out only by authorized service personnel.
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Prohibition of conversions: all conversions or modifications
carried out by unauthorized persons are prohibited for reasons of safety.
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2.2 Handling the print cartridges
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Keep all print cartridges out of the reach of children.
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Under normal circumstances, ink cannot run out of a cartridge. Wash off any ink spray which gets onto the skin immediately under running water. If any ink gets into your eyes,
rinse it out immediately with plenty of water and subsequently
consult a doctor.
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Print cartridges must not be shaken, as ink may run out.
•
Install each print cartridge immediately after removing the
protective tab. Be sure not to exceed the expiry date.
•
Do not try to open or re-fill an ink cartridge. This could lead to
damage to the print-head.
2.3 Placement of the PS2000
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Placement and assembly areas for the control unit, the printhead unit and the system clock must be sufficiently stable. If
any parts of the printer are dropped, this may lead to injury or
may damage parts of the printer or the cables.
•
The ventilator of the control unit is located on its underside.
The flow of cool air under the printer floor must not be impeded.
•
The cable routes for the parts of the printer to be linked together must not cross any access paths and should not be
longer than approximately 4/5 of the lengths of the relevant
cables.
•
Select a placement location which protects all parts of the
printer from extreme temperature and humidity fluctuations,
direct sunlight and excessive heat.
•
The PS2000 must not be exposed to vibrations or shocks.
•
Place the PS2000 so that you can switch off the power plug
easily at any time.
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2.4 Disposal
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The PS2000 may not be disposed of as an item of domestic
refuse. Its disposal must be carried out on the basis of the
statutory requirements.
3. Transport, packaging, scope of delivery
3.1 Shipping
The PS2000 is dispatched in appropriate packaging so that it
reaches its destination without damage via a regular mode of
transport.
Note:
The carrier is liable for any damage during transport.
Transport and storage should take place under normal
conditions, i.e. at temperatures between +5°C and +60°C
and relative air humidity of up to 80%. Impermissible conditions may lead to damage which is not externally visible.
Dispose of the packaging in an environmentally benign
way
Unless you intend to use the packaging later, for instance to send
the equipment back for overhaul, please take care to dispose of it
in an environmentally benign way.
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3.2 Unpacking the PS2000 / scope of delivery
Remove all packaging and take the printer out together with all its
parts and accessories.
Use the following list to check that all parts of the PS2000 are
present and undamaged (standard version with two print-head
units):
Parts list of the PS2000
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1 PS2000 control unit (1)
2 to 4 print-head units (2) depending on the extension stage
2 to 4 print-head cables (1m length – not shown)
1 printer cable parallel to the PC (not shown)
1 power cable (not shown)
1 print-mark detector (3) R1000.1.026
1 cable for the print-mark detector (not shown)
1 system clock (4)
1 cable for the system clock (not shown)
1 set of screws
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• Two to four spacer panels L2R depending on the extension
stage.
A spacer panel is additionally included within the scope of delivery for each print-head unit for the transport direction of the
print media from right to left R2L, Art. No. R0614.0.056.
The ink cartridges are not included in the scope of delivery.
Suitable ink cartridges are:
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HP 51645A
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Versatile black C8842A
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Spot colors: red 6168A, green 6169A, blue 6170A
Each print-head unit contains three cartridges.
These may be obtained from RENA Informationstechnik.
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4. Description of the PS2000
4.1 Description of the functions
The PS2000 is designed to operate with an IBM-compatible PC
running most word-processing, database or other programs suitable for handling printed data.
We recommend the FLEXMAIL program for address printing and
envelope layout. It is convenient and straightforward to use.
Each print-head unit of the PS2000 contains three HP ink cartridges. The addresses are printed out while the print-head remains stationary.
The orientation of the print-out is always the same as the direction
of transport: printing can take place either in forward (legible)
mode or rotated by 180°.
The height of the print areas is positioned by adjusting the printhead carrier.
The address can be positioned either via the application program
(e.g. Word or FLEXMAIL), by menu settings in the PS2000 or by
shifting the print-head units.
Every print-head unit prints addresses, text or graphics within a
maximum possible print area of 508 mm (= 20“) width and 38 mm
(=1.5“) height (corresponding to 9 lines for a font size of 12 pt.)
4.2 Applications
The PS2000 is an ink-jet printer offering high print quality. High
printing performance is ensured by between one and four fixed
print-head units, depending on the version.
The print-head units can be mounted on any of several transport
bands. The print-head carrier can be adjusted in a customized
way to print a wide range of media of any size and thickness.
The SC100 from RENA is recommended to ensure optimum paper transport.
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The printer is designed principally to print addresses, graphics
and mail elements onto mass print-media. However, it is not restricted to this application.
4.3 System requirements
Mounting the print-head units, paper feed
The PS2000 does not include a separator and a transport unit for
the print media. It is designed to be mounted on a customerspecific system.
The print medium (paper) must be transported singly, with a constant and even movement along the lower print-head plate and at
a distance of 0.2 mm from it.
A frame is required to mount the print-head units. The print medium must be fed singly to the transport band. The separation can
be started and stopped by means of a control signal from the
PS2000.
Operation with a PC
The PS2000 is designed for use with a PC equipped with a parallel or serial interface.
It can be run with the following operating systems:
Windows ME, Windows 95/98/2000 or Windows NT4.
You will need a shielded, twisted parallel interface cable or an RS
232 serial interface cable (not included within the scope of delivery).
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4.4 Overview of the printer
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
Control unit
Operating panel with display
Print-head unit
Cover for print-head unit
Restraining lever for print cartridges
Print cartridges
Mount for print-head unit
Mount for print-mark detector
Print-mark detector
System clock
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4.5 Overview of the external terminals
The terminals permit the following functions:
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One to four terminals of the print-head units (depending on
the extension stage) (1) (2). The standard version has two
terminals.
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Parallel connection to the PC (3)
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Serial connection to the PC or to an SPC (4)
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Function socket for the print-mark detector (5)
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Socket for the control cable of a separator. A terminal for the
stream feeder AF 500 is fitted as standard (6d). Further customized terminals are also available (6a . . . f)
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Socket for the system clock (7)
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Power terminal (8)
6a unassigned 6b unass.
6c unassigned 6d AF 500
6e unassigned 6f unass.
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5. Installing the PS2000
5.1 General notes on installation / overview
As the PS2000 is not an autonomous printer, other components
are required for its operation. Its modular design allows it to be integrated simply into a customer system. Various components are
required depending on the customer’s concept and structural environment. Its layout and installation requires mechanical and
electrical expertise and must always be performed by specialists.
Various installation modes and utilization variants may be selected. This is a special strength of the printer. The following
views show how the components should be configured.
Top view of component configuration
Set for transport direction from left to right
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Top view of component configuration
Set-up with transport direction from right to left
To install the PS2000, at least one transport band suitable for the
print medium and a separator must be made available by the customer.
The print-head units (U1 to U4, the number depending on the extension stage) are then mounted via the existing transport band.
This may be done either with the original RENA accessories or
with a customer-specific construction. The print medium is detected by the print-mark detector (LS).
The user may choose between two transport directions. The
printer is shipped with the direction set from left to right.
The print-head units should always be set up as shown in the two
upper schemes. The first print-head unit (U1) should be positioned right at the back, as seen from the operator side. U2 and
U4 are then staggered in the forward positions.
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The distance between any two print-head units must not exceed 300 mm.
The distances (DIST. U1-2 etc.) between the print-head units are
specific for each installation. They must therefore be determined
and input at the control unit when the printer is put into operation
for the first time.
The distance between the first print-head unit and the printmark detector (LS DIST.) must not exceed 200 mm.
The actual distance must also be determined and input at the first
operation of the printer.
Crosses are inscribed on the print-mark detector and on
the print-head units for measuring the respective distances.
Caution: Perform these measurements as shown in
the above scheme. The PS2000 can only operate
faultlessly if the distance data is correctly entered.
The system clock should be installed so that it can run unimpeded
on the transport band (or on a transport belt). The print media
must under no circumstances contact the wheel, otherwise an incorrect measurement and thus a faulty print-out will result. The
position is not otherwise defined.
Correct connection of the print-head units to the control unit must
be ensured under all circumstances. The relevant terminals are
marked. Incorrectly plugged cables will result in printer malfunction. Connect the cable (with the control unit turned off) as described in the manual. This will ensure that the electronics will not
be damaged.
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5.2 Changing the transport direction
The print-head units are shipped for a transport direction from left
to right as standard (view onto the cartridge window). If the printhead units are to be used in this transport direction, you may skip
this section.
The print-head units may be converted for a reverse transport direction.
Converting spacer panels (for each print head):
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The printer MUST be disconnected before conversion!
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Remove the cover of the print-head unit.
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Dismantle the spacer panel (2).
R0614.0.056 (Standard)
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Mount the spacer panel (3) for the other direction of transport
(Item no. R0614.0.064.)
Note: A change of transport direction also requires the
settings on the control unit to be changed at initial
operation.
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5.3 Assembling the print-head units
The PS2000 system can be used in a variety of ways. You may
attach the print-head units to the customer’s own brackets or use
the brackets contained within the scope of delivery. Available accessories include bracing sections with height adjusters designed
to fit the transverse sections.
Dimensional diagram of the print-head units for customized assembly
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Mounting with the RENA bracket set
For this version, a height-adjustable bracket for mounting the
guide bar (1) must be available.
The mount (3) of the print-mark detector is needed only for the
first print-head unit.
The first step is to mount the guide bar (1) with two sections (not
included within the scope of delivery) onto the transport band in
such a way that its height can be adjusted. Two M5 threaded
holes are available on each of the end faces of the guide bar (1)
to screw it into place.
The spacing to the band or print medium should be at least 40
mm (adjustable).
Mount the guide bar (1) at 90° ±0.2° onto the transport band.
3
5
6
1
2
4
• Mount the print-head unit to the mounting bracket (2) with the
knurled screws (4).
• Screw the mount (3) with the set of screws (5) tightly onto the
mounting bracket (2).
The print-mark detector must now be mounted either on the right
or left, depending on the direction of transport. The detector is always mounted in front of the first print-head unit in the running direction of the band.
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Mounting with RENA bracing sections
If no local mounting bracket is available for the print station (1),
the bracing section accessory (Ordering no: R0614.2.015) provides an optimal mounting solution.
The bracing sections (2) and (4) are screwed onto the frame
structure of the transport band together with the baseplates.
The side of the guide bar is screwed firmly to the brace base (2)
with the knurled screw (3).
On the other side, the guide bar is clamped to the brace base with
the bracket (5). So there is no need to adjust it to the width of the
transport band.
The rough height adjustment is made by selecting the drilled
holes in the integrated guide bar and the fine adjustment via the
knurled screw on the top of the brace base.
In this version, the system clock (8) is screwed together with the
holding plate (7) and the brace base (2).
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Mounting the print-mark detector DK 20
The print-mark detector has a scan width of 9.5 mm with a tolerance of ± 3 mm.
It must therefore be mounted at a height of 9.5 mm vertically above the print medium with its optical system
facing downwards.
T = 9,5 mm
When the RENA assembly set is used, the print-mark detector is
automatically correctly positioned. To ensure reliable operation,
however, you should check that the spacing is correct.
If the print-mark detector is mounted onto a customer-specific
construction, the spacing must be adjusted. The detector must
always be mounted onto the first print-head unit. It can be simply
adjusted by placing the print-head right down onto the transport
band and then fixing the print-mark detector at a spacing of 9.5
mm from the transport band.
Note: When the printer is put into operation, the printmark detector must be adapted to the print medium.
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Mounting the system clock
In the standard version, the square support (2) is attached to the
transport unit (3).
The position may be selected within wide limits.
However, the printed media must under no circumstances touch
the running wheel, otherwise an incorrect measurement and thus
a defective print-out will result.
Adjust the system clock (1) so that the rotating wheel (4) is positioned on a free transport band near the paper (5) allowing the
transport speed to be optimally transferred.
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Inserting cartridges
(Detailed directions are given in Section 6.11, page 49.)
•
Now insert cartridges of type HP 51645A, versatile black
C8842A, or spot colors (red 6168A, green 6169A, blue
6170A) into all the print-head units.
Observe the notes on “Handling the print cartridges” as well as
the directions given by the cartridge manufacturer.
• Unscrew the knurled screws of the print-head units and remove the covers.
• Fully release all restraining levers.
• Take the first cartridge from its packaging and remove the protective tab.
The cartridges are inserted straight into the mount from
above and are pressed downwards without being rotated. Before the restraining lever is closed, the cartridge still has a slight tilt. The lever then swings the cartridge into its final position.
• Insert the cartridges into each
of the mounts in succession
with the print field facing
downwards – do not press
them toward the restraining
lever.
• Close the restraining lever in
the direction of the arrow so
that the cartridge is swung
into its final position and the
contact to the electronics is
correctly made.
• Now replace all the covers.
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5.4 Assembling and connecting the control unit
Place the control unit onto a sufficiently stable surface. It should
not be more than 80 cm away from the print units. The external
terminals are located on the rear of the control unit.
•
Make sure that your PC and the PS2000 are switched off.
•
Connect the printer cable to your PC and to the PS2000.
The cables of the print-head units may be connected/disconnected to/from the print-head units
and the control unit only when the latter is disconnected. If this warning is ignored, the electronics parts may be damaged.
•
Connect the print-head units to the disconnected control unit.
•
Now connect the print-mark detector and the system clock.
•
Next, connect the control cable for the separator: the terminal for the AF 500 separator is fitted as standard.
Check that the plug on the power cable and the voltage supply
indicated on the type plate comply with your local conditions.
•
Connect the power cable to the power socket of the
PS2000. Insert the power plug into a grounded socket.
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6. Installation and operation
6.1 Connecting the PS2000
The control unit is fully operational as soon as all the cables have
been correctly connected.
Before a first print test can be performed, the following steps must
first be carried out.
• Switch the PS2000 on via the power switch (at the back).
The following displays will appear in quick succession on the
PS2000:
SV = the plug-in card (Slave) of a second, third or fourth printhead unit. OK = slave present and tested, NO = no slave present.
Successful initialization is confirmed by the following display:
Press the start key
to switch the PS2000 off-line and
press it again to return on-line.
When in on-line mode, the printer can receive and print data from
the PC.
The printer must be in off-line mode in order to perform certain
functions as well as for installation.
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Warning displays when starting
If cartridges are missing or are incorrectly inserted, the following
warnings may appear during the initialization procedure:
a) This means that no cartridges have been inserted into printhead unit U2.
• You may nevertheless switch to on-line mode by pressing
the start key.
b) This means that cartridge 1 of print-head unit U2 has been
incorrectly inserted or is missing.
• You may nevertheless switch to on-line mode by pressing
the start key.
• Eliminate the causes of the warning message by inserting
the cartridges correctly.
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6.2 The control panel
The control panel incorporates a two-line display.
First line:
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Operating mode, e.g. On for on-line mode
•
The selected font. This is irrelevant for Windows applications,
which always use the fonts available in the application program
•
The counter status of the printed data records
Second line:
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Amount of ink remaining in the cartridge which is least full.
E.g. “U1H1: 93%“ means that cartridge 1 (H1) of print-head
unit 1 (U1) is still 93% full. All the other cartridges contain
more ink.
•
Print density: 450 DPI in this case
•
Print orientation, Nor = normal, Rev = rotated by 180°
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Overview of key functions
The keys will now be explained in brief. Their precise use will be
described below.
The printer is always in one of three possible modes.
On-line mode:
All keys except for the start key are locked.
Off-line mode:
The lettering against a white background applies.
Programming mode:
The lettering against a gray background as well as the far right
key applies.
The individual keys have the following functions:
Switch printer ONLINE / OFFLINE
Manual starting / stopping of the separator
Exit menu / Accept changes
Start / stop printing test addresses
Select next menu point / Increase value
Measure paper speed
Select previous menu point / Decrease value
Print orientation normal or rotated by 180°
Call sub-menu / Accept value
Change to programming mode
Repeat last address(es)
Lock menu point locally
Measure paper length
The annex on page 76 shows various key combinations which
permit additional functions to be set when the unit is being
switched on.
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6.3 Enter version-specific data
Various versions of the PS2000 are available, depending on the
selected concept. Some version-specific data must therefore be
entered. Entry needs to be done once only.
The settings are made in programming mode.
A detailed description of the operating mode as well as an overview of the menus starts on page 53 in Section 7.
• If you are on-line, use the start-key to go into off-line mode.
• Press the prog key.
Check / set transport direction
a) Press the next key repeatedly (9x) until the following main
menu appears.
• Press the enter key to select the menu.
• If required, use the next key to select the transport direction.
Options for the transport direction:
L2R = from left to right (standard)
R2L = from right to left
• Confirm your selection with the enter key.
Stay in programming mode and carry out the next step.
b) Via jumpers
L2R = Jumper JP2 free (not inserted) on all boards
R2L = Jumper JP2 must be inserted on all boards
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Enter the distances between the print-head units
The distances between the print-head units must be entered, as
they depend on the version of the PS2000.
• Press the next key in programming mode. The following main
menu appears:
• Press the enter key to select the menu.
The DIST value may be set up to a maximum of 300 mm.
• Use a suitable ruler or measuring tape to measure the distance between print-head units 1 and 2.
Scheme for transport dir. L2R
Scheme for transport dir. R2L
Use the markings on the print-head units to measure from one
marking to the next as shown in the top view above.
Note: The measurements for each transport directions are made differently. Keep exactly to the relevant scheme. An incorrect measurement or value entry will lead to malfunctions!
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• Set the measured value with the next or prev key. A prolonged keystroke counts the value in increments of ten.
• Press the enter key to store the value.
If a third and fourth print-head unit is installed, this procedure will
need to be repeated for each additional print-head unit.
• Press next to get to the menu for the distance U2-3 etc.
Stay in programming mode and carry out the next step.
Enter the distance between the print-mark detector and
the first print-head unit
The distance between the print-mark detector and the first printhead unit depends on the version. This data must therefore always be entered to ensure that printing starts correctly.
• Press the next key repeatedly in programming mode until the
following menu appears:
The LS DIST value may be entered up to a maximum of 200 mm.
• Press the enter key to select the menu.
• Use a suitable ruler or measuring tape to measure the distance as shown in the schemes above. For this purpose, use
the marking in the form of a cross on the print-mark detector.
Measure from the detector cross to the first cross on the first
print-head unit.
• Set the measured value with the next or prev key. A prolonged keystroke counts the value in increments of 10.
• Store the value with the enter key.
• Exit programming mode with the end key.
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6.4 Adjusting the printer to the print medium
To ensure a correct and sharp print-out exactly where you want it
on the paper, you must set both the print spacing to the paper
and the position with respect to the transport direction of the
band. This must be done for each print-head unit of the PS2000.
Print spacing
The distance between the paper surface and the spacer plate
should ideally be about 0.2 mm. The transport level and the distance plate should be parallel to each other as far as possible.
Adjust each print-head unit accordingly.
Setting print position of the address
Before setting the desired address position, you have to know in
which area printing is possible.
The position of the address (vis-à-vis the band direction) is set by
shifting the separator or the print-head units (or their mutual alignment). The maximum possible size of the top margin (TM) depends
on the version of the printer.
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If the paper stack cannot be set to the desired margin, the print
area and thus the paper must be rotated by 180°.
Setting the print-out rotated by 180°:
a)
• If the PS2000 is not in off-line mode, press the start key and
switch the printer OFF.
• Press the A/∀
∀ key: the orientation will change to Rev.
Note on the orientation change function:
If this key is pressed only briefly, the new orientation can be
overwritten by the PC application program. If the A/∀ key is
pressed for about 3 seconds, the display shows an “(L)“. This indicates that the orientation cannot be overwritten by the PC application program
• Press the start key and switch the PS2000 ON.
You will then see a display somewhat like this:
b) Via the driver in the application program (see driver manual)
Positioning the address in the transport direction
In the transport direction, the address is positioned by the Windows application on the PC. See Printing on page 46 of Section
6.9.
To do this, the distances must be correctly entered to comply with
the printer design, otherwise the print-out will be offset or will not
appear completely on the paper.
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Teach-in of print-mark detector DK 20
The print-mark detector detects the approaching print medium. To
ensure that it operates correctly, it must be taught to recognize
the particular print medium used.
The required switching threshold is set via the Teach-In key on
the detector itself. For this purpose, the print-mark detector must
be connected to the control unit, which must be switched on.
The teach-in is performed locally at the detector:
•
Place the print medium under the light detector. The light spot
must be visible on the print medium. If the print medium is
printed with colored text/graphics, the setting must be made
on the worst part of the surface.
•
Press the Teach-In key on the print-mark detector .
•
The display LED on the print-mark detector blinks slowly (approx. 1Hz) after the first teach-in process is completed.
•
Remove the print medium. The detector now detects the surface of the transport band.
•
Press the Teach-In key again.
a) Teach-in successful -> Detector operational, LED off.
b) Alarm function -> insufficient contrast between the print
medium and the background (transport band) so that reliable switching cannot be assured. The LED blinks rapidly (approx. 4 Hz).
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•
Return to operational readiness by pressing the Teach-In
key.
The switching threshold of a print-mark detector set correctly by
this procedure is located exactly in-between the measured bright
and dark values.
Measuring the paper length
The paper length must also be measured every time that it is
changed.
•
Place the paper onto the separator.
•
•
Switch the transport band on.
If the PS2000 is not in on-line mode, press the start key.
:
Note the function of the length-measurement key
If this key is pressed only briefly, the measured length is
not stored permanently and will be overwritten by the PC
application program. If the
key is pressed down for
about 3 seconds, the display shows the symbol “(L)”. This
indicates that the length cannot be overwritten by the PC
application program.
key briefly or for 3 seconds.
•
Press the
The PS2000 now expects the paper to come through whose
length is measured and briefly displayed.
•
Read the displayed value of the measured length. Compare
the measured length with the actual length of the paper to
make sure that they agree.
If the length measurement is incorrect, check the print-mark detector and the system clock for correct setting and function.
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6.5 Cleaning the print nozzles
If the printing quality becomes impaired, it will be necessary to
clean the print nozzles or to spray them clear.
Cleaning by spraying clear
To allow the function to be started, the transport band must be
running and the print–medium feed must be equipped and ready
for operation.
• Switch to off-line mode
• Press the start and
keys simultaneously.
The print nozzles are sprayed clear. Each print-head unit prints
six completely filled-in rectangles as shown below.
Example print-out with direction of transport from left to right:
The procedure should be repeated until every print-head prints at
least the last rectangle completely black. White stripes show that
the cleaning process has not yet been completed.
Cleaning with a special cleaning cloth
If the spraying-clear process is not entirely successful, the cartridges may also be cleaned mechanically.
Clean the cartridge nozzles with a cleaning cloth of the brand
TexWipe® (Ordering no. KH-TX304).
The following materials are NOT suitable for cleaning the printhead and the cartridges!
Paper towels, toilet paper, sponges, cloths containing abrasive
materials or small fibers which may be deposited on the nozzle
plate of the cartridge, dry cloths.
For cleaning, hold the cartridge downwards. To obtain optimum
print quality, rub the cleaning cloth backwards and forwards in the
direction of the row of nozzles.
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6.6 Print test
The print test function allows the settings of the PS2000 to be
checked and corrected/adjusted as necessary. The print test is
needed when the print-head units are being set up for the print
medium or for calibrating these units.
The print test has the advantage of allowing the print process to
be checked and set up independently of the PC and the application program.
To allow the function to be started, the transport band must be
running and the print–medium feed must be equipped and ready
for operation.
• Switch to off-line mode.
• Press the test key.
The print test starts and continues printing until the test key is
pressed again.
Now check the print-out. If the result is exactly as you want it, you
may start your print job.
Perfect test print:
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Unsatisfactory test print:
• Test print contains gaps – the print nozzles are not clear. They
should be cleaned by spraying them clear.
• Test print does not start at the paper margin as expected
- Check the entry of the version-specific data (6.3)
- Has a length measurement been performed?
- Was the teach-in procedure for the print-mark detector completed?
• Test print is offset, either within itself or between two printhead units
- Calibrate the print-head units as described below.
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6.7 Calibrating the print-head units
Various calibrations may be required depending on the deviations
occurring from the optimal print-out.
The calibration is carried out in programming mode.
Calibration sequence:
• Go to off-line mode (if on-line) by pressing the start key.
• Press the prog key.
Mutual calibration of the print-heads
(HEAD/UNIT CORR)
This type of calibration is often necessary as it is impossible to
manufacture a print-head unit completely free of tolerances. Slight
deviations due to manufacturing tolerances can be compensated
by the software of the control unit.
The calibration can only be performed after the printer has been
installed and cannot therefore be done at the works.
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A calibration must be performed when the bar to the left of the
test print shows an offset B and/or an offset C.
• Press the prev key repeatedly until the main menu
“HEAD/UNIT CORR“ appears:
• Press the enter key to select this menu.
• Use prev or next to select the relevant print-head unit.
Options:
all = all print-head units together
U1, U2 or, if present, U3, U4.
Select no to abort the procedure.
• Press the enter key to make a selection
Value range:
+24 to –24, one step = 0.08 mm (= 1/300 “)
Positive values shift the print area of a cartridge to the left, negative values to the right. Start with small corrections.
• If required for this print-head pair, set the correction value with
the prev or the next key.
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• Press the enter key – the value is stored, the second submenu appears.
• If required for this print-head pair, set the correction value with
the prev or next key.
• Press the enter key – the value is stored, the main menu reappears.
• End the procedure by pressing the end key.
• Perform another test print and check the print-out. Repeat the
entire procedure until the offset has disappeared.
The calibration must be performed for all print-head pairs which
show an offset until all the bars in the test print are free of gaps.
Mutual calibration of the print-head units
(DIST. CORR)
Assuming that the preceding calibration was carried out, the next
step is to eliminate an offset between any two print-head units.
This represents the fine adjustment
compared with entering the distances between the print-head
units (DIST U1-2 etc.).
A calibration is required if the printout shows an offset A.
Depending on the extension stage,
an offset A may occur from U1 to
U2, from U2 to U3 or from U3 to
U4.
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• Press the next key repeatedly in programming mode until the
following main menu appears:
If you still need to correct the offset of other print-head units, you
may select the desired pair of print-head units directly with the
next key.
or
Range of values:
+48 to –48, one step = 0.08 mm (= 1/300 “)
Positive values shift the print field of a print-head unit to the left,
negative values to the right.
• Set the correct value with the prev or next key as required.
• Press the enter key – the value is stored, the main menu reappears.
• End the procedure with the end key.
• Now carry out another print test and check the print-out. Repeat the process until the offset has disappeared.
The calibration should be carried out for all print-head units which
show an offset.
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6.8 Installing the printer driver
To allow the PS2000 to be operated from your PC in Windows,
you must first install the appropriate printer driver. If no driver is
available for the PS2000, you may also use the driver with the
designation “Digital Jet Printer“.
Consult the description of the printer driver you are using.
Perform the steps as described in the Section “Install Printer
Drivers“.
6.9 Printing addresses
Addresses are printed from the application program on your PC
exactly as for other desktop printers, e.g. Word or Flexmail.
It is assumed that you are familiar with your PC and know all the
necessary functions of your application program. Descriptions of
these are beyond the scope of this manual.
It is also assumed that the hardware and software of your PC are
correctly installed as specified in the relevant manuals and that
the PC is connected to the control unit.
To print with the PS2000, select the PS2000 from the list of printers (if it is not present, select the Digital Jet Printer).
If this cannot be done, the printer driver was not correctly installed. In this case, the printer driver must first be installed – as
specified on the installation CD – see Section 6.8.
Requirements for printing
• The PS2000 must have been set up and adjusted for the print
medium used as described in the previous Sections 6.3 to 6.8.
The correct set-up should be checked by running a test print at
the first operation and every time that the print medium is
changed.
• Printing should start directly after the test print has been completed, otherwise it may be necessary to spray the nozzles
clean.
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• The PS2000 must be in on-line mode. If it is not, press the
start key.
• The transport band must be running.
• The separator must be operational and the print medium inserted.
Printing can now be started via the program with the print command.
Notes on the procedure in the application program
Note the following points for your document:
•
•
Set the same format and format position in your document as
for the print medium.
Always enter the value 0 for the top margin. Every margin reduces the usable printing area.
•
Position the address as you wish, i.e. with the aid of the left
margin setting, with the tabs or other suitable formatting tools.
•
Note that the print-head units have no fixed position. You may
spread your document out by shifting a print-head unit transversally to the direction of the transport band.
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6.10 Address counter
Every print-out is counted after a sheet of print medium has traversed the printer. The numerical value can be read off the top
right field of the display.
The printer can perform two different – and mutually independent
– address counts.
Counting test addresses
This count is performed as soon as you carry out a print test. The
numerical value increases with every subsequent print test and is
retained until the printer is switched off.
If you use the start key to go on-line in the intervening period, the
count remains stored although it disappears from the display.
Counting printed addresses
The printed addresses are counted and displayed in on-line
mode. The numerical value increases with every subsequent
printed address and is retained until the printer is switched off.
Resetting the counter status:
The counter status can also be reset without switching the
PS2000 off:
• To reset the test address counter, press the start and test
keys simultaneously in off-line mode.
• To reset the printed addresses counter, press the start and
pap keys simultaneously in off-line mode.
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6.11 Replacing cartridges
If the message
appears, then the cartridge H1 of the unit U1 is empty.
An empty cartridge can be recognized (only for type HP 51645A)
from the color code on the cartridge itself. If the panel in the center has changed color completely from green to black, the cartridge is empty.
Full
Half-full
Empty
Observe the notes on “Handling the print cartridges” as well as
the directions given by the cartridge manufacturer.
• Completely unscrew the knurled screw on the top of the relevant print-head unit and remove the cover.
• As soon as the restraining lever has been released, the empty
cartridge may be pulled out upwards.
Use only cartridges of type HP 51645A, versatile black C8842A or
spot colors. These may be obtained from RENA or from dealers /
by mail order in the PC consumables sector.
Important note:
To ensure that a reliable contact is set up between the
print cartridge and the PS2000 electronics at all times,
the restraining lever has two functions:
• To rotate the cartridge to its final position
• To restrain it securely during operation
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This means that the cartridge must not be inserted manually
into its final position.
When the cartridge is inserted, it should only be pressed straight
downwards into the mount without being rotated. Before the restraining lever is closed, the cartridge still has a slight tilt. The
lever then swings the cartridge into its final position.
• Fully release the restraining lever.
• Take a cartridge from its packaging and remove the protective
tab.
• Insert the cartridges into each of
the mounts in succession with
the print field facing downwards –
do not press them toward the restraining lever.
• Close the restraining lever in the
direction of the arrow so that the
cartridge is swung into its final
position and the contact to the
electronics is correctly made.
• Replace the cover on the printhead unit.
Resetting the ink counter
When one or more cartridges have been replaced, the ink counter
in the control unit must be reset.
The counter cannot be reset automatically because the cartridge
has no feed-back to the control unit.
The counter always shows the cartridge containing the
least ink; e.g. U2H3: 84% means that cartridge 3 (=H3) of
print-head unit 2 (=U2) is 84% full. All other cartridges
contain more ink.
The counters of individual cartridges, of all cartridges of a printhead unit or all cartridges on the printer may be reset together.
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Flow diagram for resetting ink counters:
• Press the start key to go to off-line mode (if you are on-line).
• Press the prog key.
• Press the prev key 1x to get to the last main menu “HEAD
RESET“.
• Press the enter key to select this menu.
• Use the prev or next keys to select the print-head which is to
be reset.
Selection options:
all = all print-head units together,
U1, U2 or if present, U3, U4.
Select no to abort the procedure.
• Press the enter key to make a selection.
• Use the prev or next key to select the required cartridge.
Select options:
all = all cartridges of the selected print-head unit together,
Hd.1, Hd.2 or Hd.3.
Press no to abort the procedure.
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• Press the enter key – the ink counter of the selected cartridge(s) is reset to 100%.
• End the procedure by pressing end.
6.12 Resetting the address printer
With loss of configuration
The procedure described below resets the printer and returns all
changes and configurations back to their default settings:
• Switch off the printer.
• Keep the prog key pressed down and switch the printer on
again.
The display shows the procedure:
Without loss of configuration
In this procedure, you simply select the default values which are
permanently stored in Setting No0. This is carried out as follows
in programming mode:
• Switch the printer off-line.
• Press the prog key twice.
• Press the prev or next keys until No0 appears on the display.
• Press the enter key.
Programming mode is terminated, the default setting has been
selected.
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7. Programming mode
7.1 General points and operating mode
Programming mode is used to set certain parameters manually
via the control field. These parameters are values for setting up
the printer, the fonts, the print quality, the print media as well as
special and test functions.
The printer is shipped with default menu settings.
All necessary settings for the printer are made in programming
mode. Some of these were already made when the printer was
put into operation for the first time.
The menus for entering the printer-specific values and the calibration of the print-heads are important for ensuring perfect operation. These settings cannot be made at the works, as they require
the PS2000 to be completely installed.
The ink counters are also reset in programming mode.
As the printer is as a rule operated from a text or address processing program, the default settings of the other parameters are
optimized for this purpose and do not normally need to be
changed.
It may, however, be necessary to adjust some of these parameters in individual cases. All the parameters will therefore be described in this section so that you can do this when required and
so that you can make optimum use of all the features offered by
your address printer.
The section entitled “Menu Overview“ on page 56 shows all the
available menus in programming mode together with their links. It
offers the user fast and simple orientation.
This section is also designed as a reference source for experienced users.
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Operation in programming mode
• Switch the PS2000 on. Go to off-line mode with the start key.
• Press the prog key
The following display appears for a few seconds
followed by the first main menu.
The activated part of the menu blinks. This is the menu designation which appears when the user enters the menu.
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• Now use the enter key to select the options field of the displayed menu. The options field is now activated (blinks).
• The values or settings of the options field may be changed by
using the next or prev key.
• Use the enter key to confirm your setting.
Depending on the menu type, either
the options field becomes inactive again, the menu designation blinks again, or
a sub-menu appears.
• You may go to the next menu with the next key even without
making any changes in the menu, for instance:
• Every repeated keystroke takes you to the subsequent menu.
• You may return to the previous menu with the prev key. Every
repeated keystroke takes you back to the menu lying further
back.
• Press the end key to terminate programming mode from the
main menu or the sub-menu and to return to the main menu.
7.2 Menu overview
The next page shows a complete overview of all menus with their
associated key functions. Repeated key functions will be illustrated by means of an example for the first menu of a series.
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7.3 Description of the main menu
The right-hand display (option field) in the illustration may differ
from the current settings on your PS2000!
The underlined settings are default values.
1) Setting
Setting a configuration.
A separate configuration may be set for different applications as
required.
Configuration No 0 is reserved for works settings. No changes
may be made in this configuration.
Configurations No 1 to No 9 may be individually set.
When programming mode is terminated, the changes made are
automatically stored under the selected setting numbers.
The settings made may be locked to printer instructions. This is
done by pressing the
key, whereupon SETTING LOCKED
appears. You may use the same to key to choose between yes
and no.
Individual parameters may also be locked. A locked parameter
may be recognized by the letter “L“ under the menu field. (When
parameters are locked, inconsistencies may result with software
applications. Example: when the left margin is locked but the
software application performs absolute horizontal positioning.
Other conflicts may also occur).
The set configurations are retained when the printer is switched
off.
At a works initialization (prog key is held when switching on) all
configurations are set to their default values.
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2) Fonts
Thirteen internal fonts may be used. This is relevant only to DOS
applications.
The following fonts are available:
Cour12, Cour12bo, Cour12it, Helv07, Helv10, Helv12, Helv12bo,
Helv12it, Helv13, LetGot12, TmsRm12, Bru12, OCR-A.
3) Print quality
The print quality is specified in Dots per Inch (DPI). The display
(above) shows a print quality of 300x600dpi.
Possible settings:
150D, 200D, 300D, 400D, 450D, 500D, 550D, 600D.
4) Left margin
Settable left margin: 0 to 304 mm (0 to11.9 inch). This is mainly
relevant to DOS applications
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5) Type of barcode
This menu contains diverse barcodes.
The following barcodes are available:
Option
Zip
Bpo4
Kix
Cana
2/5i
Coda
Barcode
USA barcode
United Kingdom barcode
Netherlands barcode
Canada barcode
2/5 interleaved barcode
Coda barcode
Option
co39
co93
c128
ean*
off
Barcode
co39 barcode
co93 barcode
c128 barcode
EAN barcode
No barcode
*ean for European printers or upc for US printers.
Some barcodes have no further submenus.
The following scheme shows the various submenus available for
the barcodes described above.
Setting the submenus
Auto check dig:
on, off
Small width:
1 ... 6 ... 99 dots
Large width:
1 ... 15 ... 99 dots
Barcode height
1 ... 50 ...999 dots
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6) Orientation
Setting the print orientation.
Nor means normal: the print-out is legible from the user side.
Rev means reverse: the print-out is rotated by 180°.
7) Paper size
Size of the print area or paper size:
EXEC, LETT, LEGA, LEDG, A3, A4, A5, A6, MONA, C10, INTD,
C4, C5, C6, B4, B5, B5JI, INSD, CRD1, CRD2, HAGA, or USER.
The USER option can be used to set the paper length. Maximum
value 508 mm (20 inches)
8) Character set
Setting the country-specific character set:
PC8, Rom8, P850, ECMA, P8DN, ICEL, P852, P860, Lat5,
USA7, UK7, Fra7, Ger7, Ita7, Spa7, Den7, Nor7, Swe7, SwN7,
Por7.
9) Transport direction
Important function setting:
L2R transport direction from left to right,
R2L, transport direction from right to left.
10a) Distance U1-2
Important function setting:
Distance between print-head units U1 and U2
Max. DIST 300 mm.
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10b) Distance U2-3
Important function setting: (where U3 is present)
Distance between print-head units U2 and U3
Max. DIST 300 mm.
10c) Distance U3-4
Important function setting: (where U4 is present)
Distance between print-head units U3 and U4
Max. DIST 300 mm.
11) Head/unit correction
Calibration of the print nozzle areas of the various print-head
units. The description may be found in Section 6.7
12a) Distance correction U1-2
Calibration of print-head units U1 to U2. The description may be
found in Section 6.7
12b) Distance correction U2-3
Where U3 is present, calibration of print-head units U2 to U3. The
description may be found in Section 6.7
12c) Distance correction U3-4
Where U4 is present, calibration of print-head units U3 to U4. The
description may be found in Section 6.7
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13) Stitched mode
Stitched mode permits various arrangements of the print-head
units. The scheme below shows the possible configurations of a
printer with four print-head units (transport direction L2R).
Possible configurations:
U1-2
Print-head units U1 and U2 in a row, U3 and U4 staggered.
1234
Print-head units in a row (only for printers with at least
three print-head units).
all
Pair-wise arrangement of U1/U2 and U3/U4 (only for
printers with four print-head units).
U3-4
Print-head units U3 and U4 in a row, U1 and U2 staggered (only for printers with at four print-head units).
off
Stitched mode deactivated.
14) LS distance
Important function setting:
Distance of the print-mark detector (LS) to the first print-head unit
U1. The description may be found in Section 6.3
Max. LS DIST 200 mm.
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15) Setting locked
Locking the selected setting:
no changes possible, yes locked, setting locked.
This allows every parameter to be locked individually against
changes. The corresponding printer instructions are then ignored.
This setting is indicated with particular clarity in the program printout by the symbol “!!!“.
16) Special functions
This menu contains 13 submenus with functions which need to be
changed only rarely. It is described in Section 7.4.
17) Serial interface
Type of serial interface: DISP or PC.
Another five submenus are available to set the PC interface. They
are described in Section 7.5.
18) Service
Rev.
Display of revision number. This must be quoted whenever you contact our customer service.
ADRC Counter status and all addresses printed since the printer
was installed. (Can be reset only by customer service
personnel.)
HEAD The following test prints are performed for all cartridges:
a) The contacts to the nozzles are visualized in a grid
pattern,
H1
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H2
H3
b) The contacts to all nozzles, addressed individually in
sequence, are visualized in a continuous oblique line.
H1
H2
H3
Examples of defects on print heads
b.1 c
c
H1
a.1
c
a.2
c
b.2
H3
a.1 = No connection on contact “K“ (on print-head H1)
a.2 = No connection on contact “B“ (on print-head H3)
b.1 = No connection on contact “10“ (on print-head H1)
b.2 = No connection on contact “16“ (on print-head H3)
c = These nozzles are soiled.
If gaps appear in a pattern or on the oblique line (see illustrations
above), then the contact areas of the cartridge to the print-head
and/or the nozzle area must be cleaned (see also Section 6.5), or
else the affected cartridge must be replaced.
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Char
Print-out of the current character set.
HexD
This function is used to check the connection between the
printer and the PC. In Hex-Dump, all characters received
by the receive buffer are printed in LetGot12.
Hex-Dump may also be directly activated by keeping the
start key pressed down and switching on the printer.
Do not stop Hex-Dump by switching off the printer, as
some settings may be changed!
Use the prog, end or start keys to end Hex-Dump.
INPD
In Inp-Dump, all 96 kBytes of the receive buffer are
printed out with PC8 symbols.
The entire print-out requires some 80 pages for two print
units. Switch the printer off before a dump print and then
on again. Send the print job and then start the dump printout. The required data are now positioned at the beginning of the buffer. Stop the process with the end key.
SETD Print-out of the 10 setting configurations: up to 9 pages
will be required.
19) Hardware test
For use by customer service personnel only.
20) Head reset
Resetting the ink counter(s):
all, U1, U2, (U3, U4), no.
Select a cartridge in the following submenu:
all, Hd1, Hd2 or Hd3. Select no to abort the procedure.
The description may be found on page 49 of Section 6.11
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7.4 Submenus for special functions
This menu comprises special functions which change the operation of the printer.
16.1 Top margin
Can be set from 0 to 37mm (0 to 1.45 inch). The top margin value
restricts the usable print area. It should be left at 0 as far as possible. (In this printer, the top margin is set by shifting the printhead units).
16.2 Character spacing
Spacing between the characters 0 - 90 dots.
16.3 Character height
Height of the characters 1x, 2x to 6x.
16.4 Character width
Width of the characters 1x, 2x to 6x
16.5 Line spacing
Line spacing 1 ... 6 ... 10 dots per inch (dpi).
16.6 Hex to ASCII
A “%“ symbol as a prefix for sent numbers is interpreted as an
ASCII character so that special characters can also be printed via
Windows: on, off
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16.7 Warming
Warming the print nozzles: off, on, pre.
16.8 Test address
The first of two possible test addresses is selected.
16.9 Centronics
Standard setting of the parallel interface. The second option
“IEEE“ should be selected in the event of problems with the control PC.
16.10 Com status
Stages at which the status messages go via the serial interface:
off, boot, err, all.
16.11 Auto recovery
Off is the default setting. In the “1st“ setting, a page with black
bars is printed before every print job to spray the cartridges clear.
16.12 Jam error
The jam message can be activated or deactivated: off, on.
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16.13 Ink consumption
Evaluation of ink quantity: exac, appr
7.5 Serial interface submenus
Settings in this submenu exclusively affect the serial communication path for receiving print data and transferring status information.
17.1 Handshake
Handshake: XON, DTR, both.
17.2 Baudrate
Baudrate: 9600, 38K4, 19K2.
17.3 Data length
Number of data bits: 7Bit, 8Bit.
17.4 Stop bit
Number of stop bits: 1, 2.
17.5 Parity
Parity: no, even, odd.
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8. Error messages and warnings
8.1 Error messages
Error message
ERROR LCA INITIALIS.
CALL SERVICE
ERROR LCA1 Ready
CALL SERVICE
ERROR LCA2 Ready
CALL SERVICE
ERROR LCA3 Ready
CALL SERVICE
WRONG LCA REVIS.!
PLEASE UPDATE LCA
Description
Error in loading the hardware to
module XC5210
Error in loading the hardware to
module XC5210
The number after “LCA“ shows
which module caused the error
Solution
Plug connections on / to print
board
- Module XC5210
-
LCA firmware faulty
-
Load new LCA firmware
Error on HP PEN board 1
-
Error on HP PEN board 2
-
Error on HP PEN board 3
-
Check connections
Replace PEN board
Check connections
Replace PEN board
Check connections
Replace PEN board
NO PAPER !!
No paper
-
Insert paper
PAPER JAM OR
WRONG PAPER LENGTH
Paper jam
-
Check paper length
ERROR PEN BOARD1
CALL SERVICE
ERROR PEN BOARD2
CALL SERVICE
ERROR PEN BOARD3
CALL SERVICE
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Error message
NO INK !! U#H#
CHANGE PRINTHEAD
CHECKSUM ERROR !!
MAKE DEFAULT RESET
CHECKSUM ERROR !!
MAKE COUNTER RESET
CHECKSUM ERROR !!
TESTMACRO RESET
CHECKSUM ERROR !!
SETTING RESET
TEST MACRO TOO LONG
Description
Cartridge H# of print-head unit
U# is empty
Error in buffered RAM
Solution
- Insert new cartridge and reset
the counter
- Default setting (prog key)
Error in buffered RAM
-
Error in buffered RAM
-
Default setting
(ONLY by technician)
Default setting (prog key)
The self-addressed test address
is too long
-
Do not exceed maximum length
BUFFER OVERFLOW !!
FONT ERROR !!
LOAD FLASH FONTS
Overflow of receive buffer
Error in flash prom
-
Check connection to PC
Reload RENA fonts
WRONG CPLD REV. !
PLEASE UPDATE CPLD
Invalid hardware configuration
-
Reprogram module XC95144
CPU HW ERROR!
RESET THE PRINTER
RAM ERROR !!
VERIFY RAM
Serious CPU error
-
Switch printer off
RAM error on CPU board
-
Replace CPU board
RAM ERROR
INSTALL 4MB OF RAM
CPU board with small RAM
-
Replace CPU board
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Error message
PROGRAM ERROR
MAKE DEFAULT RESET
WARNING! PLEASE
UPDATE THE FIRMWARE
UNPRINTED ADDRESSES!
FINISH THE JOB
Description
Error in program routine
Solution
Works initialization
Reload firmware
- Load all boards with the latest
firmware
-
-
Different firmware versions
Address is not completely
printed
-
Do not make any changes in programming mode during the print
job
UART-A-SEND-TIMEOUT
CALL SERVICE
Error in UART module or FET
transistor
-
Replace CPU board
UART-A-REC-TIMEOUT
CALL SERVICE
Error in UART module or FET
transistor
-
Replace CPU board
UART TIMEOUT
CALL SERVICE
Error in UART module or FET
transistor
-
Replace CPU board
DISPLAY TIMEOUT
CALL SERVICE
Error in controlling the display
-
Reduce Paper Speed!
START to continue!
SPEED ERROR
REDUCE SPEED!
PRINTING ERROR
REPEAT LAST ADDRESS
Transport speed too high
Check cable connections
- Replace display unit
- Reduce speed or data volume
- INK CONSUMPT.: set as required
Transport speed too high for the
set print quality
-
Serious error
-
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Reduce speed
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Error message
ERROR SLAVE BOARD1
START TO RESET
ERROR SLAVE BOARD2
START TO RESET
ERROR SLAVE BOARD3
START TO RESET
ERROR SLAVE BOARDX
START TO RESET
CHECK CARTRIDGE #U#
START TO CONTINUE
Description
Error on slave board 1
-
Error on slave board 2
-
Error on slave board 3
-
Error on a slave board
-
Cartridge no. # of print-head unit
# is not inserted
-
Insert missing cartridge(s)
Font Loading
ERROR: TIMEOUT
Error in download font
-
Check download font
Font Loading
ERROR: HEADER (SB)
Font Loading
ERROR: HEADER (F)
Font Loading
ERROR: FONT ORIENT
Error in download font
-
Check download font
Error in download font
-
Check download font
Error in download font
-
Check download font
Error in download font
-
Check download font
Font Loading
ERROR: CHAR. HEADER
Font Loading
ERROR: MEMORY (RAM)
Font Loading
ERROR: CHAR. No.
Solution
Error in loading the font: insufficient RAM
-
Error in download font
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Error message
Font Loading
ERROR: SUPPL. CHAR.
Font Loading
ERROR: CHAR. LasFt
Font Loading
ERROR: DATA LasFt
Font Loading
ERROR: CHAR. HEIGHT
Font Loading
ERROR: DL DISABLED
Macro Loading
ERROR: MEMORY (RAM)
Description
Error in download font
Solution
- Check download font
Error in download font
-
Check download font
Error in download font
-
Check download font
Error in download font
-
Check download font
Error in download font
-
Check download font
Error in loading the macro: insufficient RAM
-
Macro too large for the RAM
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8.2 Warnings
Warning
Description
Solution
The selected font is not present
in the printer
-
Switch off printer. The PC
sends the remaining data
Position Warning!
Reduce Left Margin!
Paper length or address position
not OK
-
Check paper length. Reduce
left margin in PC program
Macro Too Large Or
Wrong Hor. Position!
Graphics too wide
-
Note maximum width. For
self-created macros: graphic
should always be at top left,
then convert to macro
Macro ID# In Use
Macro Load Ignored!
Macro (same number) already
exists, overwriting not possible
-
Delete and redefine macro
Macro is too high
-
Reduce graphic height to
76.2 mm
-
Optimize layout:
No top margin. Set line spacing to exactly 12 points.
Warning: Non-Existent
Font Selected!
Macro Too High
Reduce to 3 INCH
Image Height Exceeds
The Maximum Value!
Maximum print area is exceeded
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9. Technical data
Memory
4 MB
Cartridges
HP 51645A
Versatile black C8842A
Spot colors (red 6168A, green 6169A,
blue 6170A)
Max. print density
600 x 600 dpi
Print media formats
Up to 508 mm (20 inches)
Print speed
At 200/150 DPI max. 2160 mm/s
(85 inch/sec)
Address memory
The last 20 addresses
Counters
Resettable address counter
Operating life counter
Fonts
Unlimited
Printer language
HP PCL5 with extensions
Interface
Parallel / Centronic compatible
Rated voltage
100 – 120V / 50 – 60 Hz or
depending on the destination country
220 – 240V / 50 – 60 Hz
Note the type-plate.
Noise
The workplace-referred emission
value is < 70dB(A) measured to
EN27779
Certificates
CE and GS
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10.
Annex
10.1 Key combinations
The key combinations have – in conjunction with switch-on of the
printer – the following functions:
+
+
+
+
+
+
Initiate download of new
firmware or other software supplied by RENA
Default reset
All settings are reset to
their default values
Hex Dump (all received
characters are immediately printed out as HEX
code)
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10.2 Meanings of some displays
??? blinks
Data/addresses are sent, but no print medium is present.
NoD blinks
The last data/addresses are incomplete (FormFeed is missing)
Wait blinks
Printing stops because the control character EOT was sent. Printing can be resumed with the start key. (e.g. post-route control)
Off blinks
Printing stops for a few seconds because a pause was set via sequences. Printing resumes after the set time has expired.
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10.3 Print quality as a function of speed
If the maximum print speed for any application is exceeded, the
following error message is displayed before printing:
Speed Error
If the specified print speed for the desired
print quality is exceeded, the resulting
print-out will be substandard.
If the speed is increased during printing, no error message
will appear on the display. The print-out will also be substandard.
Maximum speed
in mm/s / inch/s
Print quality
600/550/500 DPI
540
/ 21.26
450/400/300 DPI
1080
/ 42.5
200/150 DPI
2160
/ 85
10.4 Connector description
Pin assignment of the connector to the rotator
4
PIN
Name
Description
1
Channel
A
TTL level (no electrical
separation)
2
+5V
3
Channel
B
4
GND
1
3
2
(Photo: printer side)
TTL level (no electrical
separation)
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