Technical manual MRXi
MRSi-x100 & MRTi-x100
3U Metal Box Printer
without paper rewinder
with EPSON dotmatrix
mechanism
●
Printing mechanism
Dot-matrix technology in 144, 192 or 240 dots/line
4 or 8 needles shuttle printer
● MRSi: printer with Epson M-160 mechanism
● MRTi: printer with EPSON M-190 mechanism
Interface
TTL serial, RS232C or RS422/RS485 from 110 to 115k2 baud
● USB 2.0 Printer Class
● Ethernet
● ModBus TCP
Power Supply: DC 5 V, DC 9-40 V or Mains
Characteristics
● 3U Metal Box printer without paper rewinder
● Self-test and hexadecimal dump
● 2 characters fonts
● ADC and Counting inputs
● Graphic curve mode
● Horizontal line graphic mode.
● Real time clock
with summer / winter adjustment
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Version 2.2 - English
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Summary
1 Generality.......................................................................................................4
1.1 Functioning................................................................................................................4
1.2 Part number...............................................................................................................5
2 Printer Operation............................................................................................6
2.1 Material description....................................................................................................6
2.2 Start-Up......................................................................................................................6
2.3 System Reinitialization (RESET)...............................................................................6
2.4 Self-test or Hexa Dump..............................................................................................6
2.5 3U Rack Without Paper Rewinder (Mrxi-x1xx)..........................................................7
3 Wiring Information........................................................................................13
3.1 Board connections...................................................................................................13
3.2 Print Heads..............................................................................................................15
3.3 Power Supplies........................................................................................................16
3.4 Accessories Panel....................................................................................................17
3.5 Interfaces.................................................................................................................17
3.6 Inputs/Outputs (only on request)..............................................................................19
3.7 External entries : ADC and CPT (only on request)..................................................19
4 Configuration menu......................................................................................20
4.1 Menu: Set Clock.......................................................................................................23
4.2 Menu: Printer...........................................................................................................23
4.3 Menu: Serial.............................................................................................................23
4.4 Menu: Advanced......................................................................................................24
4.5 Menu: Timer.............................................................................................................25
4.6 Menu: ModBus.........................................................................................................25
5 Fonts & Control codes..................................................................................26
5.1 Character Sets.........................................................................................................26
5.2 Control codes PCL Raw...........................................................................................26
5.3 Control codes ESC/P 9 PINS...................................................................................27
5.4 Control code ESC/P Basic.......................................................................................27
5.5 Control code MRS & MP-181...................................................................................28
6 Driver installation..........................................................................................29
6.1 Windows..................................................................................................................29
7 Annexe.........................................................................................................32
7.1 Technical Data.........................................................................................................32
7.2 Cables and Consumables........................................................................................33
7.3 Messages on Timer..................................................................................................34
AGREEMENTS
Because of the evolution of standards and technologies and in
a permanent concern of improvement, the contents of this
manual are subject to change without notice.
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1 GENERALITY
1.1 FUNCTIONING
With its dotmatrix technology, this printer is the right solution for tracability
applications, when a long preservation of the ticket is required.
Many features are included in the printer software allowing graphic printing
and a lot of special effects:
Most of the printers available on the market allow printing data, text or graphic
supplied by a computer or a PLC. When designing the MRSi and MRTi
printers, we took into account many special requests from our customers in
order to design the most universal O.E.M printer available today.
with printer language like Epson ESC/P 9 pins,
HP PCL Raw or Megatron MRS
serial TTL, RS232C, RS422, USB 2.0,
Interface
Ethernet or ModBus TCP
Settings
by printed menu or by the interface
Characters 2 sets downloadable
4 or 15
2 * 15 messages (256 bytes) to print the start and end of
Events
up to 15 events
Long message (8Kb) printable by closing a dry contact
Logo
or by the interface
ADC
1 analog to digital input (0 to 3.3V)
Counting
1 counting input (0 to 1 048 575)
Easy drawing of curves with/without
Curves
ADC and counting inputs
Interrogation Possibility to send command strings to the serial line
Debugging Hexadecimal dump to analyse the interface
Start actions triggered by programmable timer
Timer
(prints up to two different messages)
Drivers
Windows 2K / XP / Vista / 7 / 8 / 10 in 32/64 bits
Compatibility
B
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u
s
Several housings are available in order to integrate these printers on machine
front panel or a 3U equipment.
This manual explains only one case. See other manuals for another case.
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1.2 PART NUMBER
Several versions of the electronics and cases are available. To completely define
your product, it is necessary to add a suffix to the name of the printer to specify
the printer type, the selected computer connection, the power supply and the
clock option.
M R x
Head Family
Dot-matrix with 4 needles: M-160 :
Dot-matrix with 8 needles: M-190 :
Characters by line
144 dots / line :
192 dots / line :
240 dots / line :
Kind of case
No case :
3U panel case without paper rewinder :
3U panel case with paper rewinder :
Panel mounting case with drawer :
Black plastic case :
Interface
Serial TTL (level 0-5V) :
Serial RS232C (level ±12V) :
USB 2.0 :
Ethernet :
RS422/RS485 (including Modbus) :
ModBus TCP :
Power Supply
DC 5 V :
Mains 230 VAC - 50/60 Hz :
DC 9 to 40 V :
Clock option
installed :
not installed :
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2 PRINTER OPERATION
2.1 MATERIAL DESCRIPTION
The printer is designed around a PIC18F67J50 microprocessor, with 3904 bytes
of RAM which 2k-bytes available for buffering datas. An internal watchdog in the
microprocessor is activated to insure an operation in strongly polluted industrial
environment.
Go to chapter WIRINGS to see all possible devices
2.2 START-UP
1. Connect the power supply and connection cables
2. Turn power on
The interface will control its memory, set its parameters according to the data
menu stored in its Flash memory, look for the possible presence of a clock
circuit and moves the printing head for one line to determine the dot number
of the connected head. At the end of this initialization cycle, the printer is
ready for receiving characters.
2.3 SYSTEM REINITIALIZATION (RESET)
The printer is designed with a watchdog which makes a reset at power-up
authorizing the use of a slow ascent supply. About 300 milli-seconds after the
controller is powered-up, this one is ready for operation, having ended its
reset cycle.
2.4 SELF-TEST OR HEXA DUMP
If, after a reset or at power-up, the linefeed
button is maintained pushed, a self-test
cycle is run. The printer prints its name.
At this time if you :
● Release the LF button, all the
parameter settings and the
character set are printed. At the end
of the self-test the printer will work
normally.
The self-test gives only a probability
of correct operation of the printer;
indeed, the self-test procedure does
not use transmission, this one can
only be tested in real mode.
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●
Continue pressing the LF button,
the hexadecimal dump mode is
invoked. A message 'DUMP HEXA
MODE' is printed. Release the LF
button. Now the value of all the
received data will be printed in
Hexadecimal followed by their
ASCII value if printable. Power-off
the printer to leave this mode.
0000:
0004:
0008:
000C:
0010:
0014:
0018:
44
48
54
20
74
73
73
55
45
65
64
72
6D
69
4d
58
73
65
61
69
6F
50
3a
74
20
6E
73
6E
DUMP
HEX:
Test
de
tran
smis
sion
2.5 3U RACK WITHOUT PAPER REWINDER (MRXI-X1XX)
This case is a small mono-block case
integrating a printing head and a paper
roll support. This case is compatible with
the EURODIN standard and can be
directly installed in a 3U system rack.
The interface is fixed at the back of the
case making an autonomous and
compact product. The front door can be
opened to give access to the paper roll.
The ink cartridge can be changed by
removing the first part of the door.
See the following pages for dimensions
and use of the MRSi-x1xx and MRTi-x1xx
printers.
The same printer exists with a paper rewinder. For more information about
this product, refer to MRSi-x2xx and MRTi-x2xx documentation.
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2.5.1 Paper End
If a paper-end occurs, the red LED will blink
and the printout is hanging.
Depending of the « No Paper » menu setting,
the paper defect can :
● be totally ignored (ignored)
● stop the printout but can accept the
data until the buffer is full (Fill Buff.)
● stop the printout and stop the data
transmission (Set Busy)
To open the case,
unscrew these two screws
below
2.5.2 Status Led
A status LED informs the user of the possible defects of operation.
When this led is out, it indicates a correct operation, a blinking LED indicates
an abnormal status which is explained in the table below:
LED Cycle
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Description
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l l l l l l l l l¡l¡ l l l l
l l l l l l l l l¡l¡l¡l l
l l l l l l l l l¡l¡l¡l¡
Å
Å
Å
Å
Å
Å
Å
Waiting
Printing in process
Paper End
Receive buffer overflow
Menu activated
Printing head or cutter defect
RAM memory defect
System
No
No
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
LED period : 80 msec .
The user can drive directly the red LED with the software command.
But the 'system' status is priority and can't be inhibited.
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2.5.3 Replacing of the Ink Cartridge:
1. Unscrew the two unremovable screws (1 and 2). The panel ( 3 ), in front
of the revolving door, can then be removed giving access to the ink
cartridge ( 4 ).
2. On the left part of the ink cartridge( 4 ) is a marked carving " PUSH ";
press on this carving, the ink cartridge lifts up itself then take it off.
3. Insert a new cartridge by watching if the paper goes between the ink band
and the body of the cartridge. Position the cartridge so that the button of
tension of the ribbon is in front of its spur of training. Press on the two
extremities of the cartridge which go in the right position and a light click
sound indicates that it is correctly set.
4. Pull about 20 cm of paper towards the outside thanks to the paper feed
button (if the printer is not under power, it is possible to pull the paper by
hand under the condition of not pulling it too fast).
5. Put back the panel ( 3 ) having made the paper cross through the
plexiglas window ( 5 ). Plug the low part of the panel at the top of the door
hinge (6) then stick it to the revolving door.
6. Close the revolving door ( 7 ) and completely screw the two unremovable
screws (1 and 2)
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2.5.4 Replacing the paper :
1. Unscrew the two unremovable screws (1 and 2). The panel ( 3 ), in front
of the revolving door, can then be removed.
2. Open the revolving door ( 7 ) giving access inside the printer.
3. Tear the paper coming from the paper roll ( 8 ). For a moment close the
revolving door and remove the paper staying in the printing head.
4. Remove the old paper roll and its paper axis from the paper holder.
5. Make a frank cut at the end of the new paper roll, but do not install it on
the support (printing would start immediately). The strip of paper must
hang forward to the roll. Insert the extremity of the paper between the two
lips of the printing head ( 9): the first lip is in plastic and the second is in
metal.
6. Make a paper advance while maintaining engaged the paper.
7. Pull about 20 cm of paper towards the outside thanks to the paper feed
button (if the printer is not under power, it is possible to pull the paper by
hand under the condition of not pulling it too fast).
8. Introduce the paper axis into the new roll. Insert both into the paper
holder.
9. Put back the panel ( 3 ) having made the paper cross through the
plexiglas window ( 5 ). Plug the low part of the panel at the top of the door
hinge (6) then stick it to the revolving door.
10. Close the revolving door ( 7 ) and completely screw the two unremovable
screws (1 and 2)
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2.5.5 Fixing
MRxi-x1xx case fits directly in a 3U rack system or can be accommodated in
a panel where a window was cut. 4 elongated holes in the front panel allow
for an easy mounting of the printer.
The printer MRxi-x1xx can be directly embedded in a panel where a window
(106.5 x 115 mm) and 4 x M3.2 holes were practiced.
Introduce the case by the front of the panel.
Screw the four fixation screws until obtain a freezing mechanics of the case
against the panel.
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2.5.6 Size
Designation
Width
Height
Depth D
Supply
Case alone
106.5 mm
129 mm
113 mm
None
MRxi-x1x1 cases
106.5 mm
129 mm
150 mm
DC 5V
MRxi-x1x2 cases
106.5 mm
129 mm
169 mm
AC 230V
MRxi-x1x3 cases
106.5 mm
129 mm
150 mm
DC 9 to 40V
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3 WIRING INFORMATION
3.1 BOARD CONNECTIONS
BOARD WITH MAINS POWER
J21
AC 230V
EARTH
J7
AC 230V
or
J11
USB
J3
Panel
MRxi-x4xx
J5
J6
Input
Output
RS232
or RS422
serial
J4
Panel
except MRxi-x4xx
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J9: 8 needles
printer M-190
J8: 4 needles
printer M-160
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J2
BOARD WITH DC 5V or DC 9-40V POWER
USB
Input/Output
J11 or J7
J5
DC 9-40V Power
J10 or J12
J1
DC 5V
Power
J6
RS232
or RS422
serial
J4
Panel
J3
J9: 8 needles
printer M-190
J8:4 needles
J2
printer M-160
POWER
Fast connections
MRxi-xxx1 Connect the DC 5V power supply in J1
MRxi-xxx2 Connect Mains power in J21(1)
MRxi-xxx3 Connect the DC 9 to 40V power supply in J10 or J12(2)
(1)
(2)
Associated connector: CTB9400/3 CAMDEN (3 pins step 7.5 mm)
Associated connector: Miniconnec MC 1,5/2-ST-3,81 from Phoenix-Contact.
INTERFACE
Connect TTL serial(3) interface in J6
all signals must be in TTL level (0 to 5V).
MRxi-xx2x Connect RS232 serial(3) interface in J6
all signals must be in RS232 level (-12 to +12V).
MRxi-xx4x Connect RS422/RS485 serial(3) interface in J6
all signals must be in RS422 level (0 to 5V).
MRxi-xx6x Connect USB 2.0 interface(4) in J11 (mini-USB B)
This interface is a "Printer Class" (class 7)
MRxi-xx7x Connect Ethernet interface in J13 (RJ-45)
MRxi-xx9x Connect ModBus TCP in J13 (RJ45)
(3)
Set Serial parameters with the configuration menu.
(4)
No parameters are necessary for the USB interface.
MRxi-xx1x
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3.2 PRINT HEADS
3.2.1 J9: M-190 fast print heads (MRTi-xxxx)
Fast print heads of the M-190 Epson family (8 needles) are connected in J9.
They are well adapted to fast graphic and text printings.
Don't use MRTi-x2xx and MRTi-x3xx with slow graphic printings; an empty
white line will appear after each pause.
REFERENCE
Head reference
Connector
Technology
Normal paper width
Characters / line
MRTi-2xx
M-190
MRTi-3xx
M-191
MRTi-4xx
M-192
J9 (1 row of 18 pins)
Fast dot-matrix with 8 horizontal needles,
shuttle head
58 mm
24 (6x10)
32 (6x10)
40 (6x10)
Dots / line
144
192
240
Text printing speed
~ 2,5 l/s
~ 1,9 l/s
~ 1,5 l/s
Paper feed speed
Chars. size in mm (l x h)
~ 6 l/s
22 mm/s
1,7 x 2,6
~ 4,5 l/s
17 mm/s
1,3 x 2,6
~ 3,6 l/s
14 mm/s
1,1 x 2,6
Working temperature
MCBF (lines)
~ 1 500 000
from 0° to 50°C
~ 1 100 000 ~ 900 000
3.2.2 J8: M-160 standard print heads (MRSi-xxxx)
Standard print heads of the M-160 Epson family (4 needles) are connected in
J8. They are adapted to graphic and text printings when the printing speed in
not essential.
REFERENCE
Head reference
Connector
Technology
Normal paper width
Characters / line
MRSi-2xx
M-160
MRSi-3xx
M-161
MRSi-4xx
M-162
J8 (1 row de 11 pins)
Standard dot-matrix with 4 horizontal
needles, shuttle head
58 mm
24 (6x10)
32 (6x10)
40 (6x10)
Dots / line
144
192
240
Text printing speed
~ 0,7 l/s
~ 0,5 l/s
~ 0,4 l/s
Paper feed speed
Chars. size in mm (l x h)
~ 0,7 l/s
2,5 mm/s
1,7 x 2,6
~ 0,5 l/s
1,6 mm/s
1,3 x 2,6
~ 0,4 l/s
1,3 mm/s
1,1 x 2,6
Working temperature
MCBF (lines)
~ 500 000
15
from 0° to 50°C
~ 500 000
~ 500 000
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3.3 POWER SUPPLIES
3.3.1 DC 5V power supply (MRxi-xxx1)
DC 5V power supply will be connected in J1 (1 row of 4 pins, step 2.54mm)
J1
DC 5V Power
1
VCC (DC 5V)
2
GND
3
GND
4
VCC (DC 5V)
3.3.2 Mains Power supply (MRxi-xxx2)
Mains power is connected to J21.
J21
Mains 230 VAC
1
AC 230 V
2
GND (Earth)
3
AC 230 V
Fiche
CTB9400/3 CAMDEN
(3 pins step 7.5 mm)
3.3.3 DC 9-40 V power supply (MRxi-xxx3)
Depending on the selected printer case, the DC 9 to 40 V power supply will
be connected in J10 or J12.
J10 or J12 Power
+
VPP (DC 9 to 40 V)
-
GND
Case
Connector
MRxi-x400 case J10: 2 pins, 3.81 mm step, axial
Miniconnec MCV 1,5/2-G model from Phoenix-Contact
Other cases
J12: 2 pins, 3.81 mm step, radial
Miniconnec MCV 1,5/2-G model from Phoenix-Contact
Associated connector: Miniconnec MC 1,5/2-ST-3,81 from Phoenix-Contact.
It is delivered with the printer and it can be assembled without special tool
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3.4 ACCESSORIES PANEL
Depending of the case, two different accessories panel are available.
For a MRxi-x4xx case, the accessories panel must be connected to J3
For others cases, the accessories panel must be connected to J4
J3
1
2
3
4
5
Accessories panel
GND
FEED Button
Paper End Sensor
Red LED Cathode
VPP
J4
1
2
3
4
5
Accessories panel
GND
FEED Button
GND
Paper Rewinder
LED
3.5 INTERFACES
3.5.1 TTL Serial interface (MRxi-xx1x)
TTL serial interface is connected on J6, a HE10 male connector (2 rows of 5
pins, 2,54 mm step). All informations about this interface are identical with the
RS232 interface but all signals must be in TTL level (0 to 5V).
3.5.2 RS232 Serial Interface (MRxi-xx2x)
RS232 serial interface is connected on J6, a HE10 male connector (2 rows of
5 pins, 2,54 mm step). All informations about this interface are identical with
the RS232 interface but all signals must be in RS232 level (-12 to +12V).
Interface is configured to receive data in series. RXD pin is used for data
reception by the printer and TXD pin is used for data transmission from the
printer. Serial Interface manages connections with hardware and software
(XON / XOFF) handshakes; to indicate the state of the interface.
Pins 7, 8, and 13 are strapped.
J6
DCD 1 >
◘ 1 2 ◘
< 6 DSR Pin 10 is not connected
9 10
3
5
7
9
4 n.c.
6 RTS
8 n.c.
10
< 7 RTS
< 8 CTS
< 9 RI
An interface cable can be
realized with auto-crimp
connectors.
6
1
2
9
1
TXD
RXD
◘
GND
5
V e r J6
s J6
To
RXD 2 >
TXD 3 >
DTR 4 >
GND 5 >
F I L N connected
O N C O N N E C T ÉWire
Not
9S U pins
B -D
9 p o in t s
Female
f
e
m
e lle
SUB-D
Settings: All parameters of the TTL or RS232 serial interface must be set with
the sub-menu SERIAL. See the Menu chapter for further information.
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3.5.3 RS422/RS485 Serial Interface (MRxi-xx8x)
RS422/RS485 serial interface is connected in J6 on a HE10 male connector (2
rows of 5 pins at step 2,54 mm).
J6
◘
B / + / Non inverted
◘
A / -/ Inverted
GND
1
3
5
7
9
2
4
6
8
10
◘
◘
◘
◘
VCC
Protocoles supported:
- without protocol : Only data reception is possible
- Modbus over Serial : Slave address and Frame latency are adjustable
3.5.4 USB 2.0 (MRxi-xx6x)
The USB interface is a 2.0 version at full speed. The printer implements the
"Printer Class" (class 7) associated with an emulation of the "EPSON ESC/P
9 pins" or the "HP PCL raw" printing language for an easily connection to a
computer.
The USB connection is connected on J11 ( a mini-USB B connector).
3.5.5 Ethernet (MRxi-xx7x)
Ethernet and ModBus TCP interfaces use a different Lantronix module
connected on the TTL serial interface. Lantronix Module settings and printer
serial settings must be the same (Default 19200 Baud, No parity, 8 data bits,
1 stop Bit, Flow control by Software).
Lantronix module is welded on J13 and the Ethernet or Modbus TCP
connections are connected on the Lantronix module RJ-45 connector.
TCP/IP address can use DHCP and IP fixed address set from the Lantronix
module web interface. See information on Lantronix XPort
you can specify the IP address you want when placing your order.
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3.6 INPUTS/OUTPUTS (ONLY ON REQUEST)
CN1
ALARM
1
2 GND
BINARY ENTRIES, ONLY ON REQUEST
EXT 1 (CPT) 3
4 GND
BIN 0..3 entries are used to trigger the logo or EXT 0 (ADC) 5 6 GND
messages printings.
BIN 3
7
8 GND
BIN 2
9 10 GND
3 working modes are possible:
BIN 1
11 12 GND
 Logo mode : When the downloading area
BIN 0
13 14 GND
contains a logo (it is a single big message), a VCC
15 16 GND
contact closing on one of the 4 entries starts
Memory area in Logo mode
the logo printing.
Logo
: 0000h-1FFFh
 Messages mode: When the downloading
area contains several messages, the messages mode is enabled
 with separated entries:
area in Messages mode
The falling down of one of the 4 entries Mess 0: Memory
0000h-00FFh Mess 16: 1000h-10FFh
starts the printing of message number Mess 1: 0100h-01FFh Mess 17: 1100h-11FFh
Mess 2: 0200h-02FFh Mess 18: 1200h-12FFh
1, 2, 4 or 8. When this entry comes
Mess 3: 0300h-03FFh Mess 19: 1300h-13FFh
back to 1, it starts the printing of
Mess 4: 0400h-04FFh Mess 20: 1400h-14FFh
message number 17,18, 20 or 24. This Mess 5: 0500h-05FFh Mess 21: 1500h-15FFh
Mess 6: 0600h-06FFh Mess 22: 1600h-16FFh
mode allows the management of
Mess 7: 0700h-07FFh Mess 23: 1700h-17FFh
Mess 8: 0800h-08FFh Mess 24: 1800h-18FFh
simultaneous happening of different
9: 0900h-09FFh Mess 25: 1900h-19FFh
events but is limited to only 4 events. Mess
Mess 10: 0A00h-0AFFh Mess 26: 1A00h-1AFFh
Mess 11: 0B00h-0BFFh Mess 27: 1B00h-1BFFh
 with multiplexed entries:
Mess 12: 0C00h-0CFFh Mess 28: 1C00h-1CFFh
A binary value 1 to 15 on the entries
Mess 13: 0D00h-0DFFh Mess 29: 1D00h-1DFFh
starts the printing of the corresponding Mess 14: 0E00h-0EFFh Mess 30: 1E00h-1EFFh
Mess 15: 0F00h-0FFFh Mess 31: 1F00h-1FFFh
starting message. When this value
comes back to 0, the corresponding end message is printed. This mode
doesn't allow the management of simultaneous happening of different
events but can be use up to 15 events.
ALARM OUTPUT : ALARM output is reserved for an external alarm system
VCC Output : VCC is reserved to powered external circuit.
3.7 EXTERNAL ENTRIES : ADC AND CPT (ONLY ON REQUEST)
The ADC entry is reserved for analogical acquisition on 10 bits.
ADC voltage must be in a range of DC 0 to 3,3V.
•
The CPT entry counts until 1 048 575 (20 bits). Max Frequency 10Hz
Warning: The measurements should not be used for commercial transactions.
•
ADC or CPT results can be send back on the serial interface thanks to the « GS
v » command. These entries can be integrated or not in the graphic curves (see
« ESC ‘ » and « GS a » commands).
The entries used scaling functions with formulas like yn=an.EXTn + bn .
See « GS \ » command for setting a and b parameters.
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4 CONFIGURATION MENU
Two different ways are available to configure the printer:
•
by the interface (see command « GS ] »)
•
by a printed configuration menu.
Here is described the printed configuration menu.
All the navigation in the Menu is made thanks to the LF push button.
Long push on the button is written <<LF>> and short push is written >LF<.
To indicate several short pushes, >LF< is followed by the quantity: >LF x2<
Activation: To activate the Configuration Menu, shortly press 4 times the
Paper Feed button ( >LF x4< ). A 'MENU ACTIVATED' message is then
printed and the first group of configuration items are printed too..
Navigation: In order to modify the settings the following steps have to be
followed:
•
navigate through the groups (1)
•
navigate through the different items of the group (2)
•
modify the value of the items (3)
Timeout: To avoid lock of the printer in the configuration Menu, if no actions
are made on the LF push-button during 15 seconds, the Menu is aborted.
All changes are lost and a 'MENU TIMEOUT' message is then printed.
The printer can accept new data from the interface...
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(1) Navigate through the groups:
<<LF>>
>LF x1<
>LF x2<
>LF x3<
A long push on the LF button enters in the different items of
the selected group (2).
First Item is then printed...
One short push on the LF button displays the next group.
New group is then printed...
Two short pushes on the LF button display the previous
group. New group is then printed...
Three short pushes on the LF button save the modifications
and exit the configuration mode.
The message ‘MENU EXITED’ is printed out and a reset of
the printer is then performed.
(2) Navigate through the items of a group:
<<LF>>
>LF x1<
>LF x2<
>LF x3<
A long push on the LF button enters in the different values
of the selected item (3).
One short push on the LF button displays the next item.
New item and its associated value is then printed...
Two short pushes on the LF button display the previous
item. New item and its associated value is then printed...
Three short pushes on the LF button exit the navigation in
the items and come back in the group navigation level (1).
(3) Modify the value of an item:
<<LF>>
A long push on the LF button validates the new selected
parameter and prints this value in double width for control
purpose. If the value is a clock item, the clock chip is
immediately updated. For other items, the configuration menu
has to be exited before the values are effective.
>LF x1<
One short push on the LF button displays the next value.
See note on the >LF x2<
Two short pushes on the LF button display the previous
value. Note: The new selected value is only printed after a
certain inactive time thus allowing multiple short presses
without printing. This works only for multiple pushes higher
than three, because >LF x2< and >LF x3< are used for
navigation purpose.
Three short pushes on the LF button exit the navigation in
the values and come back in the item navigation level (2).
>LF x2<
>LF x3<
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Menu Summary Table
Groups
Fields
Values
Clock
Hours
Minutes
Days
Months
Year
1: Font
2: Direction
3: Nat. Chars
00 - 23
00 - 59
00 - 31
01 - 12
00 - 99
Std_6x10 (Font 1), Std10x10 (Font 2)
TEXTMODE, DATAMODE
USA, FRA, GER, ENG, DK1, SWE,
ITA, SPA, JAP, NOR, DK2, NDL
Width x1, Width x2
Height x1, Height x2
0 to 255 (0 = no replace / # = # lines)
0 to 255
0 to 255
No zoom, Zoom x1, Zoom x2
3U Panel, 3U Rebob, Ext Drawer, 3U Plastic
PCL Horizontal and Vertical Scale :
Full Scale, 3/4 size, 1/2 size, 1/4 size, 1/8 size
0 to 255 : PCL Left Margin
0 to 255, maximum number of consecutive empty
lines printed before dismissing the following lines
110, 150, 300, 600, 1200, 2400, 4800,
9600, 19k2, 38k3, 57k6, 115k2
7 databits, 8 databits
No, Even, Odd parity
Single Xon, Repeat Xon
ESC/P 9pin, ESC/P Base, PCL Raw,
Hexa, MRS, MP181
Fill Buff., Set Busy, Ignored, Warn Host
Disabled, Enabled
No EXT, EXT 0, EXT 1, Both EXT
No Stamp, Add Date, Add Logo
Separated, Multiplex
Power Val, All Open
Disabled, Enabled
0 to 59 seconds
0 to 59 minutes
0 to 12 hours
0 to 255
Disabled (without ModBus protocol)
Slave 01 to 30, 252 (with ModBus protocol)
Frames latency: Auto 3.5 characters, 2msec, 5msec,
10msec, 20msec, 50msec, 0.1sec, 0.2sec
Printer
4: Width
5: Height
6: FF Replace
7: PageLength
8: Tab Length
9: Gr.Hor_Res
A: Print Case
B: PCL Scale
Group #2
C: PCL Margin
D: PCL #Blank
Serial
1: Baud
Group #3
Advanced
2: Databits
3: Parity
4: Xon
1: Compatible
Group #5
ModBus
2: No Paper
3: Winter/Sum
4: Add curve
5: Info Stamp
6: Bin. Pins
7: Bin. Init
1: Timer Use
2: Timer Second
3: Timer Minute
4: Timer Hour
5: Alt. Print
1: ON/Slave
Group #6
2: Latency
Group # 4
Timer
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4.1
MENU: SET CLOCK
Set Clock
4.2
MENU: PRINTER
Printer
Font
Direction
Nat. Chars.
Width
Height
FF Replace
Page length
Tab length
Gr.Hor_Res
Print Case
PCL Scale,
PCL Margin,
PCL # Blank
4.3
Clock setting mode.
Change printing parameters
Default character fonts (between the 2 proposed fonts)
Default choice of the orientation: text or data
Select default national characters. This choice is useful with 7 bits
communication.
Select default character width.
Select default character height.
Allow to replace formfeed by a limited quantity of line feed.
Disabled if set to 0.
Set the default page length (in lines)
Set the default tabulation spaces (in characters)
Select the zoom for ESC/P graphic lines
Select the printer case between 3U Metal Panel, 3U Metal panel
with Rewinder, Extractible Drawer, 3U Plastic
Special adjustments for PCL printing
(see programmer's manual)
MENU: SERIAL
Serial
Baud
Databits
Parity
Xon
Change serial parameters
Communication baudrate from 110 baud to 115k2 baud
Number of databits (7 or 8)
Parity kind: Even, Odd or None
Number of XON sended in XON / Xoff protocol
before reception of the first character
- Single XON (a single XON is transmitted)
- Repeat XON (a XON is transmitted every 300 msecs)
N.B.: Hardware handshaking (RTS/CTS) is always enabled.
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4.4
MENU: ADVANCED
Advanced
Compatible
Paper end (1)
Winter/Sum
Add Curve
Info Stamp
Bin. Pins
Bin. Init
(1)
Change advanced parameters
Interpretation of successful data e.g software compatibility ESC/P
9Pin (standard), ESC/P Base, PCL Raw, Hexa, MRS or MP181
User information in case of paper defect :
- 'Set Busy': the printer blocks the connection immediately
- 'Fill Buff.': the buffer continues to be filled and the user will be
warned when the buffer is full
- 'Ignored': a paper defect is ignored, the printout continues
- 'Warn Host': the user will be warned but the printout continues
Activation or not of the automatic change between winter and
summer time.
Select which analogical or counting entries EXT0 and/or
EXT1 will be automatically added to the graphic curves
Warning: To see the curves in the printed area, the scaling formula
must give a result between 0 and the maximum dot numbers of the
print head (Ex: 240 for an Epson M-192)
Automatically add of information after text paragraphs
- No Stamp: No additional information
- Add Date: Date stamping (Date & time is added)
- Add Logo: Logo is added (personal message)
Select the management of the 4 binary entries :
- Separated or Multiplexed.
Initial values of the 4 binary entries at power on :
- "Power Val", read the initial value of each bit
- "All Open" , initial value is 1 for each bit (open)
Notes:
Paper defect: 'Set Busy', 'Fill Buff.' and 'Warn Host' modes warn the host by sending the
character EM (19h). When the paper is present, the printer send character ETB (17h)
Head defect: Each mode warns the host by sending the character DC2 (18h), followed
by the busy signal (RTS=BUSY and send of XOFF).
To correct it, check the head mechanism and push several times the linefeed button to
reactivate the head. When it works again, the printer send the character (16h) and the
busy condition is removed (send of XON and RTS=FREE).
When head defects occur, you must contact the repair service.
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4.5 MENU: TIMER
Timer
Timer Use
Timer Second
Timer Minute
Timer Hour
Alt Print
Printing timer for logo or messages #15 and #14.
Activate or not the timer at power on
Set the timer period in seconds (range 0 to 59 seconds)
Set the timer period in minutes (range 0 to 59 minutes)
Set the timer period in hours (range 0 to 12 hours)
Alternate Print: Set the cyclic ratio between printing of messages
#15 and #14. If n>0, timer starts n times the printing of message
#15 then only one time the printing of message #14.
Warning: if the period is set to 0, timer is disabled.
4.6 MENU: MODBUS
ModBus
ON/Slave
Latency
Modbus protocol activation and parameters
Disabled (without ModBus protocol)
Slave 01 to 30, 252 (with ModBus protocol)
Frames latency: Auto 3.5 characters, 2msec, 5msec, 10msec,
20msec, 50msec, 0.1sec, 0.2sec
Modbus must be activated only with compatible hardwares : "RS422/RS485"
or "ModBus TCP"
•
With "RS422/RS485", don't forget to set the correct Baud rate and
Parity. Because connection is half-duplex, the frame Latency must be
adjusted with your system to avoid conflict on the lines.
•
With "ModBus TCP", don't forget to set the IP Address
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5 FONTS & CONTROL CODES
This chapter contains only a short summary of control codes available in this
printer. Please consult the « Mrxi Software Manual » for detailed explanation.
5.1 CHARACTER SETS
Two complete sets of 255 IBM-II characters are available in ROM as well as
national characters. By default, character fonts exist in 6x10 and 10x10 matrix
with upper and lower case letters, with codepage 437 Latin. Each of these fonts
can be replaced by another one like CP855: Cyrillic, CP737: Greek, etc...
Font: Standard 6 x 10
Font: Standard 10 x 10
The selection of national characters is done by software or by the configuration menu.
5.2 CONTROL CODES PCL RAW
The compatibility PCL Raw has been implemented in order to allow the printer to
work with computers. Only the graphic functions are implemented. Other control
codes are ignored. The compression algorithms Run Length, Tiff and Delta Row
are supported.
Mnenonics
ESC "&"
ESC "&" a # H
ESC "*"
ESC "*" b # W
ESC "*" b # M
ESC "*" r # T
ESC "*" p # X
ESC "E"
Hex
1B 26
PCL codes available
Horizontal position
1B 2A
1B 45
Graphics printing
Selection of compression algorithm :
without compression, Run Length, Tiff, Delta Row
Page length
Page width
Soft reset
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5.3 CONTROL CODES ESC/P 9 PINS
The compatibility ESC/P 9 PINS has been implemented in order to allow the
printer to works with computers. Only the graphic functions are implemented.
The other control codes are ignored. The codes implemented are shown with
a mark in the column ‘9 Pin’ of the table.
5.4 CONTROL CODE ESC/P BASIC
These codes are less compatible with ESC/P, but they give some functions
more specific to the printer. Most of these codes work same way as 9 pins.
Attention, Major difference in graphic:
The graphic modes are very similar, but the function of the CR at the end of
the graphic is different :
 for ESC/P Basic, the code CR makes a line feed like a LF code.
 for ESC/P 9 pins, the code CR makes only a carriage return without any
line feed.
The characters with their ASCII values between 01 hex and 1F hex are
control characters and are not printable. These characters allow to modify the
behaviour of the interface (control characters).
Mnemo
HT
LF
FF
CR
SO
DC4
ESC "!"
ESC "$"
ESC "'"
ESC ")"
ESC "*"
Hex
09
0A
0C
0D
0E
14
1B 21
1B 24
1B 27
1B 29
1B 2A
ESC "-"
ESC "2"
ESC "3"
ESC "@"
ESC "C"
ESC "D"
ESC "F"
ESC "J"
ESC "K"
ESC "L"
1B 2D
1B 32
1B 33
1B 40
1B 43
1B 44
1B 46
1B 4A
1B 4B
1B 4C
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Control codes
Tabulation
Line feed
Page feed
Carriage return
Double width
Normal width
Master mode
Horizontal position: nL nH
Graphic Printing
Advance of n lines of characters
Graphic Printing : 8 points per column
(ESC "*" 0, ESC "*" 1, ESC "*" 2 or ESC "*" 3)
Underscore ON:OFF
Sets interlining to 0
Sets interlining to n
Soft reset
Page length
Sets tabulations
Font selection
Advance of n lines of dots
Graphic Printing : 8 dots/columns
Graphic Printing : 8 dots/columns
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Basic 9 Pins
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
Mnemo
ESC "M"
ESC "P"
ESC "R"
ESC "S"
ESC "V"
ESC "W"
ESC "Y"
ESC "Z"
ESC "a"
ESC "c"
ESC "f"
ESC "g"
ESC "j"
ESC "t"
ESC "x"
ESC "w"
ESC "{"
GS "V"
GS "["
GS "]"
GS "^"
GS "c"
GS "m"
GS "p"
GS "s"
GS "u"
GS "v"
Hex
1B 4D
1B 50
1B 52
1B 53
1B 56
1B 57
1B 59
1B 5A
1B 61
1B 63
1B 66
1B 67
1B 6A
1B 74
1B 78
1B 77
1B 7B
1D 56
1D 5B
1D 5E
1D 5E
1D 63
1D 6D
1D 70
1D 73
1D 75
1D 76
Control codes
Selection of the font 1 (6x10)
Selection of the font 2 (10x10)
Selection of national characters
Control of status DEL
Synchronisation character (RS232 only)
Character widening
Graphic Printing : 8 dots/columns
Graphic Printing : 8 dots/columns
Selection of the alignment
Date stamping & clock setting
Printing of 1 line of dots
Selection of the font 1 (6x10)
Prints but do not go back
Selection of the table of the characters codes
Selects the printing NLQ or Draft
Elongation of the characters
Selection of the direction of the printout : Text or Data
Advances to the cutting bar, then n/2 lines of dots
Switch acquisition (RS232 only)
Configuration of the switches
Activation of the timer
Date stamping & clock setting
Printing of a pre-stored message
Printing of the logo
Programmation of the messages & logo
Transmission of data trough the serial. (RS232 only)
Return of data towards the emitter. (RS232 only)
Basic 9 Pins
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
5.5 CONTROL CODE MRS & MP-181
The compatibility MRS and MP-181 has been implemented in order to allow
direct replacement of the older printers: MRS ans MP-181.
Mnemo Hex Control codes
SOH
01 ASCII character set
STX
02 Graphic bar
EOT
04 French character set
ACK
06 Graphic bar pattern
BEL
07 Clock (set or display)
TAB
09 Tabulation
LF
0A Line feed
FF
0C White line
CR
0D Carriage return
Mnemo
SO
SI
DLE
DC3
DC4
SYN
ETB
SUB
ESC
Hex
0E
0F
10
13
14
16
17
1B
1B
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Control codes
Double width
Text mode
Data mode
Special characters
Single width
Black line
Feed n lines
Cut paper
Register mode
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6 DRIVER INSTALLATION
6.1 WINDOWS
A windows driver for Windows 2000, XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10 in 32 and 64 bits is
available on your website.
● Unzip it on a folder then connect the printer to your computer.
Printer name used in the driver is the beginning of the printer
reference; e.g.: MRSi-2, MRSi-3, MRSi-4, MRTi-2, MRTi-3, MRTi-4
● Add new printer and set the driver path with the folder parth
● After installation, set the driver properties accordingly to your
requirements.
● Paper Size: Roll 58x82 mm, Roll 58x150 mm, Roll 58x210 mm
● protocole: ESC/P 9pins, ESC/P Basic, PCL Raw
●
In the windows applications, set the paper size to 5,8 cm width with
left and right margins at 0,5 cm.
No Top and bottom margins are necessary.
Note: The driver is not signed: you must tell Windows to allow installation of
unsigned drivers !
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Serial:
the printer is not automatically detected.
● click on "add new printer" in the
Printer and Fax folder.
● Select a local Printer
● In the 'Select Printer Port"
window,
select the right serial Port
(Com1.. ComX)
● Then continue to install the printer
driver as usual
● When the installation is finished, you
must set the settings of the serial port
accordingly with the printer in the the
printer driver properties : Baud rate,
Data Bits, Parity, Stop bits, Flow
Control.
Don't forget to set the Flow Control to Hardware or Xon/Xoff
USB:
When you connect an USB printer to Windows, the operating system
automatically detect it ans will ask you to install the correct driver.
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Ethernet: Driver installation is usual except that you need to install a new port
on your computer.
● In the printer and Fax window, click on "add new printer".
● Select a local Printer
● In the 'Select Printer Port" window, select "Create a new port"
and choose "Standard TCP/IP Port"
● In the "Add Port" Window, fill "IP address" with the address
you find previously in the Lantronic Device Installer or you
fixed in chapter " Change Module Settings" (example :
192.168.0.222). A name is automatically filled, you can change
it if you want.
192.168.0.222
192.168.0.222
IP_192.168.0.222
IP_192.168.0.222
In the "More Port Information are necessary", select
"Standard: Generic Network Card"
Then continue to install the printer driver as usual
●
●
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7 ANNEXE
7.1 TECHNICAL DATA
Serial Interface
USB Interface
Ethernet Interface
ModBus TCP Interface
TTL serial
RS232C/V24 serial
Handshake: Xon/Xoff and RTS/CTS
RS422/RS485 serial
Protocol: without protocol or ModBus over serial
USB 2.0, Printer Class
Lantronix Component
Lantronix Component
Working temperature
0 to 50°C
Power supply
model depending
Consumption
Waiting
Average
Peak
Print Heads
Reference
Dots / line
Text printing speed
MCBF (lines)
DC 5V
DC 9-40V
AC 230V
MRSi
MRTi MRSi MRTi MRSi MRTi
at 12V at 12V
< 0,1A < 0,1A < 0,1A < 0,1A
0,8 A
2,5 A 0,5 A 0,7 A 8 VA 13 VA
1,5 A
5,5 A
1A
2,3 A
2xxx
M-160
144
~ 0,7 l/s
~ 500K
Character Set IBM-II
in matrix 6 x 10 dots (v*h)
Chars/line
Chars. width (mm)
Chars Height (mm)
Character Set IBM-II
in matrix 10 x 10 dots (v*h)
Chars/line
Chars. width (mm)
Chars Height (mm)
MRSi
3xxx
M-161
192
~ 0,5 l/s
~ 500K
4xxx
M-162
240
~ 0,4 l/s
~ 500K
MRTi
2xxx
3xxx
M-190
M-191
144
192
~ 2,5 l/s ~ 1,9 l/s
~ 1 500K ~ 1 100K
4xxx
M-192
240
~ 1,5 l/s
~ 900K
MRSi & MRTi
2xxx
24
2,0
2,6
3xxx
32
1,5
2,6
4xxx
40
1,2
2,6
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2xxx
14
3,3
2,6
3xxx
19
2,5
2,6
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4xxx
24
2,0
2,6
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7.2 CABLES AND CONSUMABLES
Part number
Description
DKM-242-V
Serial cable RS232C/V24
•
HE10-2x5 pins / Sub-D9-F
•
Length mini 1m50
MPA-NO-58-50-1
White Paper Roll
•
Width 58 mm ± 0,5 mm
•
External diameter 50 mm
•
Length 20 m ± 10%
MPA-NO-58-50-2
Duplicating White Paper Roll
•
2 sheets Width 58 mm ± 0,5 mm
•
External diameter 50 mm
•
Length 17 m ± 10%
MPA-SP-58-50-1
Self-revelant White Paper Roll (micro-bubbled)
(ink cartridge unnecessary)
•
Width 58 mm ± 0,5 mm
•
External diameter 50 mm
•
Length 20 m ± 10%
MDE-250-N
Black Ink cartridge
•
Life length about 100 000 characters
MDE-250-V
Purple Ink cartridge
•
Life length about 100 000 characters
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7.3 MESSAGES ON TIMER
Timer is used for automatically print pre-programmed messages.
Timer uses :
•
Message #15 as main message
•
Message #14 as alternate message.
•
If messages are programmed as logo mode,
the logo replaces messages #14 and #15
See Chapter 3.6 Inputs/Outputs (only on request) for messages
programming.
The configuration menu allows to
•
Activate/Disable the timer
•
set the timer interval in hours, minutes and seconds
•
set the period for the Alternate Message to print
instead of the main message
Timer
Group #5
1: Timer Use
2: Timer Second
3: Timer Minute
4: Timer Hour
5: Alt. Print
Disabled, Enabled
0 to 59 seconds
0 to 59 minutes
0 to 12 hours
0 to 255
When the interval is elapsed, a pre-programmed message is put in the
reception buffer and it is processed.
•
If "Alt. Print" value = 0, the message #15 is put in the reception buffer
at each timer interval.
•
If the value "Alt Print" is not zero, the message #15 is put "Alt. Print"
times in the reception buffer, then the message 14 is put just one time
and the the cycle repeats.
Usage examples:
Used with ADC or CPT inputs, messages on timer can print graphical curves
of these analogical entries.
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