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General 9
Introduction 11
Latest information 11
Contact us 11
Certification and standards 12
Recycling 13
Description of the printer 15
Overall view 17
Electronics compartment 18
Hydraulic compartment 19
Ink circuit 20
Rear view 21
Printheads 22
Description of operator interface 23
Description 25
Operation area 26
Display 26
Navigation area 26
Editing area 27
Daily operation 29
Startup and shutdown 31
Starting the printer 31
Stopping the printer 31
Initial programming summary table 32
Setting the time 33
Setting the date 34
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Library size 35
Keyboard code 36
Security code 37
Choice of dialog language 38
CPU options 39
Print board options 41
Head start-up 42
Counter display, reset and leading zeros 43
Editing a message 45
Message programming summary table 47
Composing a message containing one line of characters
48
Composing a message containing two lines of characters
49
Deleting a character 50
Deleting a line 51
Return to single line mode 52
Creating messages in the library 53
Library: Copying messages and/or print parameters 54
Message : Selection for printing 55
Printing delay 56
Printing speed or tachometric division 57
Message sense 58
Vertical & horizontal sense of characters 59
Printing: Trigger mode 61
Bolderization 62
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Fonts (Matrix): Changing 63
Bar codes: Composing and inserting in the message 64
Bar codes: Inserting autodating 65
Bar codes: Inserting a counter 66
Bar codes: Type 67
Bar codes: Control word 68
Bar codes: Bar / space ratio 69
Logo : Inserting 70
Tabulation 71
Counter batch 72
Step counter 73
Start value 74
Final value 75
Inserting into message 76
Postdate 77
Time code 78
Time, date, postdate, time code: Inserting into the
message 79
DIN characters 81
Servicing and maintenance 83
Servicing and Troubleshooting Summary Table 85
Introduction 86
Servicing and maintenance function 86
Status jet 87
Jet: Stop/Start 88
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Nozzle unblocking 88
Introducing cleaning solution 90
Stability 92
Ink refresh 94
Inhibiting cover and vacuum faults 95
Jet: Speed 96
Jet: Drop control 97
Ink viscosity check 98
Printer operating parameters 99
Draining 100
SAV 100
Prolonged shutdown 101
Printer out of service for eight to fifteen days 101
Printer out of service for 15 days or longer. 101
Start-up following a prolonged shutdown 102
Starting the printer after a shutdown lasting 8 to 15 days 102
Starting the printer after a shutdown lasting 15 days or longer. 102
Servicing 103
Head cleaning 103
E3,600-hour service 105
Automatic printer Drain/Flush 106
Drain the ink circuit 108
Flush the umbilical conduit and the head 109
Flush the ink circuit 110
Re-introducing ink into the printer 111
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Alarms and faults 113
Introduction 115
Preliminary checks 115
Checking the printers general operating parameters 116
Help with diagnostics 116
Introduction 116
At printer start-up 117
At jet start-up 119
During printing 120
External communications 123
Input/output connections 125
Auxiliary connections 125
Connector identification 126
Industrial interface board : layout 127
Signals: inputs and outputs 131
Inputs 135
Electrical characteristics of the optocouplers 135
Photocell 135
Disable the object sensor 135
Tachometric generator 135
Data transmitted via the parallel interface 136
Other inputs 136
Outputs 137
Electrical characteristics of the optocouplers 137
Print start signal output 137
Counter 1 final value output 137
Alarm outputs 137
Serial links 138
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Technical Specifications 139
Physical characteristics 141
nstallation details 141
Power supply 141
Operating environment 142
Normal accessories 142
Main operating characteristics 142
Performance 143
Compliance with standards and certifications 143
Max noise level 143
Space plan 144
Hydraulic diagrams: 147
Consumables 149
Definition 151
Labels 152
Consumables and applications 152
Consumables and printers 153
Ink usage specifications 153
Consumption 153
Consumables and safety 153
Consumables: Warranties and liabilities 154


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General
General

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General

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Introduction
Thank you for choosing a Markem-Imaje product to handle your marking and coding
requirements.
This printer is highly adaptable and can be used in a wide variety of applications. With an
optimized design, outstanding stopping and starting performance and simple maintenance,
this printer is easy to set up, easy to use and easy to service.
Latest information
The information contained in this document may not be considered to be contractually
binding. Markem-Imaje reserves the right to change the characteristics indicated in the text
and illustrations contained in this document without notice. The content of this document
may not be reproduced, as a whole or in part, without the permission of Markem-Imaje.

Contact us
Contact your nearest Markem-Imaje representative to discuss your requirements.
Head office:
9, rue Gaspard Monge
BP110
26501 Bourg-ls-Valence Cedex
FRANCE
Tel: ++ (33) (0)4 75 75 55 00
Fax: ++ (33) (0)4 75 82 98 10
http://www.markem-imaje.com
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Certification and standards
Refer to the identification plate on your machine and the certificate of conformity supplied
with the printer. The ID plate shown below is given as an example and does not relate to
any particular machine.



Our wish to satisfy your requirements as best we can is demonstrated by our ongoing
pursuit of quality. The fact that the quality management systems at our industrial sites and
the majority of our commercial subsidiaries are ISO 9001:2000 certified clearly
demonstrates this commitment. We care for the environment and were the first company in
the industry to be awarded ISO 14001 certification. A total of three sites are ISO 14001
certified: Bourg-ls-Valence, Gothenburg and Shanghai.




General

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Recycling
The equipment described below is industrial equipment, and therefore cannot be
recycled or recovered as household waste but must be processed using special
methods, as shown by the symbol below:

The following table indicates some of the methods available for recycling machines
when they reach the end of their life cycle. These methods are shown for guidance
purposes only. Other more specialized processes may be used instead of those
indicated.

Please do not hesitate to contact your Markem-Imaje representative for further
information.
Accumulators and batteries used in the equipment must be treated using specialized
methods.
If the equipment is not dismantled on site, the following information must be forwarded to
the service-provider responsible for this operation.

Recycled parts Method
1
Stainless steel cabinet.

Material 100% recyclable using any metal processing
method.

2
Containers for consumables and
ink circuits.


These items consist of plastic, metal and composite
materials which are impregnated with or contain ink.
Recommended method:
energy recovery.

3
Umbilical and printhead. energy recovery,
recovery of electrical material,
recovery of metals.
CAUTION :
Electronic circuit board present (see 4).
4
Electronic circuit boards, screen
and electrical wiring.

Recommended method:
Recovery and treatment of electronic waste
(computers, televisions, etc.).


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Desc r i pt i on
of t he pr i nt er



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Overall view

Model Number of heads Number of jets Type of head

1 1 G head - M head



1 Cabinet
2 Operator interface
3 Print heads
4 Umbilical conduit
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Electronics compartment

1 PC board
2 Power supply board
3 Industrial interface board
4 Main board

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Hydraulic compartment



1 Ink circuit

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Ink circuit
1 Ink tank
2 Additive tank
3 Pressure pump unit
4 Condenser
5 Electrovalve(s)
6 Ink filter


Vue arrire
Vue avant
7 Vacuum pump unit
8 Viscometer

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Rear view

1 Mains power lead
2 Connection interface
3
Umbilical conduit to print
module

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Printheads

1 M head ID (medium)
2 G head ID (large)
3 Single-jet

4 Cannon
5 Charge electrode
6 Detection electrode
7 Deflector plates
8 Recovery gutter
9 Gutter plug
10 Head cover


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Description of
operator interface
Description of operator interface

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Description


Areas
1 Operation
2 Screen
3 Navigation
4 Editing
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Operation area






POWER FAULT
READY ALARM
ORANGE: - Lit: as soon as mains voltage present.
RED: - Lit: indicates a jet fault or alarm.
- Unlit: no fault or printer stopped.





RED: - Lit steadily: indicates a jet alarm (printing
impossible).
- Flashing: indicates a print speed fault.
- Unlit: no alarm or jet stopped

GREEN: - Lit steadily: jet operating.
- Flashing: jet in start up phase or alarm (printing
impossible).
- Unlit: jet stopped
_
On/Off.

Display

ON/OFF ?

40 character liquid crystal display to:
Display messages.
Dialog with the operator.


Navigation area


Autodating

Counter.

Press directly to display and clear faults.
After pressing _, access to maintenance functions.

Edit or modify message.
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Access character style (font, bolderization, tabulation, etc.).

Access to message parameters.

Enter alphabetic characters in upper or lower case.
The start and end of message delimiters on the display are shown
as follows:
when entering upper case.
+
when entering lower case.
_
Direct keypress.
After pressing g.
After pressing _.

< >

Exit a function.
Delete characters, delete a line.

Change function.
Move cursor.
Modify numerical value.

Insert characters.
Select a message to be printed or modified.
'
Enter modify mode for a function.
Swap text.
Enter double line mode.

Editing area
The keyboard includes the Latin alphabet, punctuation keys, numbers, special characters
and various keys for editing messages.


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Daily
operation
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Startup and shutdown
Starting the printer
Press _.
The jet starts automatically after an ink conditioning phase.

REMARQUES : The jet starts automatically by default, but may be programmed
to start manually (_ ).

Stopping the printer
Press _.
St op? Y-N


_
Wait 2 mn



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Initial programming summary table


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Setting the time
The printer has an internal clock and autodating functions which can be inserted in a
message.
To insert dates in a message, see the "Message programming" chapter.
RUN/STOP clock (option):
In RUN position, the time displayed and printed changes in real time.
In STOP position, the time displayed and printed is fixed.
By default, resetting the time automatically restores RUN mode.


Access Function?.. .




Display Time (HMS) : 18.16.01

Or
Time (HMS) : 18.16.01 RUN

if the clock RUN/STOP option is fitted.

Modify using
+ enter new values, > to move the cursor.
+ ' to change mode (RUN/STOP).



Choices Clock RUN or STOP option.
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Setting the date

Access Function?.. .

>


Display
Date: (DMY) : 10.02.01



Modify using
+ enter new values, > to move the cursor.
' to change the format (DMY or MDY) if the cursor is
under the first digit of the day.
' to print the month as two digits or three letters if the
cursor is under the first digit of the month.



Choices
Format DMY (D = day, M = month, Y = year).
or MDY (M = month, D = day, Y = year).
Month as two digits or three letters.

NOTE: The display shows "Error: date" if the months or days exceed
the permitted range.
I2
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Library size
The size of the printers library is variable and can be programmed by the operator. The
number of characters available per message depends on the number of messages
selected. These two values are displayed together.

Access Function?.. .

_


Display
25 > 0150 <

25 = Number of messages in the library.
0150 = Number of characters per message (including
unprintable characters such as expansion value,
etc.).

Modify using
> or < to add or delete messages.
(The number of messages flashes after pressing ).
IMPORTANT: After accessing the library, whether or
not the size is changed, the message
"DELETE? Y-N" is displayed.
If you reply Y (YES), the library is
deleted and the modifications are taken
into account.
If you reply N (NO), the library is retained
unchanged, ignoring any modifications.


Choices
1 to 4 messages comprising 1024 characters.
To 79 messages comprising 21 characters.
NOTE: This function may be used to delete the
messages loaded by default after
resetting the CPU board.
I3
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Keyboard code
This code locks the keyboard.
NOTE: The code is deleted each time the printer is started using the
ON/OFF KEY.
Access Function?.. .

_


Display
Code : XXXX



Modify using
To enter a code (if no code present):
+ _ (yes) + enter new code


To change the code:
+ enter the old code + _ + enter the new code


To delete the code:
+ enter the old code + _ (code deleted)


Choices
3-character code.

I4
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Security code
This code locks the counter, autodating and message editing functions (changes to the
content).

Access Function?.. .

_ >


Display
Security code: xxx



Modify using
To enter a security code (if no code present):
+ _ (yes) + enter new code


To change the code:
+ enter the old code + _ + enter the new code


To delete the code:
+ enter the old code + _ (code deleted)


Choices
3-character code

I5
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Choice of dialog language
This function is used to choose the language in which all operator interface messages are
displayed.

Access
Function?.. .

_ > (twice)


Display
English



Modify using
>

The choice is validated as soon as you leave this mode.

Choices
Franais French
English English
Deutsch German
Italiano Italian
Espaol Spanish
Nederlands Dutch
Norsk Norwegian
Swenska Swedish
Dansk Danish
Portugues Portuguese
Japanese Japanese

Stop function using



I6
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CPU options
This function is used to display the CPU board options present in the printer.
It also enables Markem-Imaje technicians to identify faults on the CPU board.

Access
Function?.. .

_ > (3 fois)


Display




CPU : 11 D80 1101000 10000000





'



Chk : 3E 3A 8F Hard : 00000000 00056H






Number
of heads
Machine software
version / revision
Number
of jets per
head
CPU
options
CPU board
faults
Number of hours of printer
operation
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Choice The CPU options are indicated by two sets of 8 digits (bits).
Each bit corresponds to one option and can be either "0" or "1".
The option is present in the printer if the corresponding bit is
set to "1".



NOTE: To temporarily delete an
option, alter the corresponding
bit from 1 to 0
, > , _
(position
the cursor on
the desired bit)

IMPORTANT: The value 0 is saved. To
recover the initial option, set
the corresponding bit to 1.


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Print board options
This function is used to display the printer board options present in the printer.
It also enables Markem-Imaje technicians to identify faults on the printer board.

Access
Function?.. .

_ > (4 times)



Display
















'
Chk : 12 91 B4 Hard : 00000000





Modify using
Impossible.

Printing board fault
I8
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Head start-up
This function selects whether the jet is started up automatically or manually after starting
the printer.

Access Function?.. .

_ <


Display Head st art-up: Man.



Modify using
to enter the function,
' to modify.


Choices Automatic or manual.

I9
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Counter display, reset and leading zeros

Role
This function is used to:
- Display the counter value for the message currently being
printed (one counter per message).
- Reset it to the initial value.
- Select whether or not leading zeros are printed.

Access Function?.. .




Display
Jet 1 C : 000000001



Modify using
': Reset to initial value.
: Toggle whether or not leading zeros are printed.
Jet 1 C : . . . . . . . . 1



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Editing a message

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Message programming summary table
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Composing a message containing one line of characters

Press Display Comment



Message number
Head number
Jet number
Message start
and end
delimiters

01 Tt e1. 1 *


Message selected for printing






Editing upper case
or
+
Editing lower case

'

To access the content.




_ _ _ . . .
Enter message text.
twice






Function?.. .



M1
Editing a message

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Composing a message containing two lines of characters

Press Display Comment


Start of message 1 displayed.


'
To access the content.



'

Enter double line mode and
display line 2.

2


_ _ . . .

Enter characters on the second
line.

2 CLASSIC


Twice


Function?.. .


M2
Editing a message

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Deleting a character

Press Display Comment


2 CLAASSIC


> Or <

Move the cursor and position it
underneath the character to be
deleted.

2 CLAASSIC



Delete the character.

2 CLASSIC



M3
Editing a message

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Deleting a line

Press Display Comment


2 CLAASSIC


> Or <

Move the cursor and position it
under the start of line index.

2 CLAASSIC


'
Delete the contents of the line.

2



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Return to single line mode

Press Display Comment



> Or <

Move the cursor and position it
under the line number.







The line number disappears.

IMPORTANT: All these modifications are only effective after exiting the
message editing function .
M5
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Creating messages in the library
Press Display Comment




01 Head 1.1 *


>

Select the desired message
(e.g. 02).

02 Head 1.1


'

To access the contents of
message 2.




_ _ _ ...
Type in characters.



02 Head 1.1 Batch: 26





Function?.. .

Message 2 is saved.
M6
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Library: Copying messages and/or print parameters

Role
This function is used to:
- Copy a source message to a target message (text and print
parameters).
- Copy parameters from a source message to all messages (print
parameters, counter parameters, postdate).
To copy only the print parameters from one message to all other
messages, "**" must be selected instead of the target message
number. To do this, press < once with target message 01 displayed.

Access Function?.. .

_ >

Display


01 1 Lot 242 45 1 dd:mm:aa





Modify using
' To select the source or target message.
> or < To modify the flashing message number
(source or target).
To copy the source message to the target message.
Source
Message
Target
message
Contents of
message 01
Contents of
message 45
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Message : Selection for printing

Role
This function is used to select the message to be printed.

Access Function?.. .

> or < then

Display 01Head 1.1* BEST BEFORE

01 = Message number
Head 1.1 = Head 1 jet 1
* = indicates that the message is selected for printing
BEST BEFORE = shows the start of message 01.

Modify using
> To display a new message to be printed.
To select the message displayed. When a message
is selected, an asterisk "*" is displayed after the
head number.

Display the message
number by pressing
M8
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Printing delay

Role
This function is used to create a margin before the message is printed.
NOTE: This margin, expressed in mm, is only equal
to the actual margin if the displayed print
speed is equal to the actual speed.

Access Function?...

> or < then

Display Print ing delay: A0001 R0001 I0001

A0001 = forward delay in mm (Forward margin).
R0001 = return delay in mm (Return margin).
I0001 = interval between messages (for printing in automatic
mode).

Modify using
+ numerical keys and > for R and I.



Choice Forward delay, return delay, interval.

IMPORTANT: Margin minimum: 1 mm.

Display the message
number by pressing
M9
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Printing speed or tachometric division

Role
The printing speed can be adapted to the speed at which the object
moves, which may be fixed (expressed in mm/s) or variable. If it is
variable, the print speed is controlled by a tachometric generator, in which
case the user must specify a value for the tachy division.

Access Function?.. .

> or < then >

Display Printing speed (mm/s): 0100 Tachy: 0001
or


Modify using

Printing speed (mm/s): 0100

Tachy: 0001


_ _ _ _ ou ' ' ou _ _ _ _

Printing speed (mm/s): 0123

Tachy: 0005



Exit / Confirm using


M10
Display the message
number by pressing
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Message sense

Role
This function can be used to invert the direction in which the message is
printed (from the beginning to the end or from the end to the beginning).
NOTE: The "message sense", "vertical sense" and
"horizontal direction" combined with the
direction in which the object moves determine
the result.

Access Function?.. .

> ou < puis > (Twice)


Display Message sense:


Modify using
'

Choice Message sense:

Message sense:






Display the message
number by pressing
M11
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Vertical & horizontal sense of characters

Role
The vertical sense setting reverses all the characters in a message in a
vertical plane, e.g. becomes

The horizontal sense setting reverses all the characters in a message in a
horizontal plane, e.g. becomes

Note: The "message sense", "vertical sense" and
"horizontal sense" combined with the direction
in which the object moves determine the
result.


Access Function?.. .

> or < then > (3 times)



Display the message
number by pressing
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Display Vertical sense:
>
Horizontal sense:





Modify using
' '


Vertical sense:

Horizontal sense:





Editing a message

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Printing: Trigger mode

Role This function is used to define the printing trigger mode.
- In "Manual Object" mode, printing is triggered by pressing the
Space

bar.
- In "Manual Auto" mode, continuous printing is triggered by pressing
the
Space

bar.

Printing is stopped by pressing the
Space

bar again.
- In "Object" mode, printing is triggered by the object detection cell.
- In "Auto" mode, the message is printed continuously while the object
detection cell is active.

Access Function?.. .

> or < then > (5 times)


Display
Mode: Manual object


Modify using
'

Choice
Mode: "Manual Object" (default mode)
Mode: "Manual Auto"
Mode: Object
Mode: Auto

Display the message
number by pressing
Editing a message

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Bolderization

Role
This function is used to increase the thickness of characters by assigning
them an expansion or "bolderization" coefficient from 1 to 9.
These coefficients can be assigned to one or more characters, and
several coefficients can be used in a single message.
NOTE: Changing the bolderization coefficient when
creating or modifying a message affects all
characters entered after making the change.

NOTE: The bolderization coefficient cannot be applied
to a bar code sequence

Access Function?.. .

> or < then ' _


Display Bolderization: 1


Modify using
Numeric keys.


Exit using


Choice
From 1 to 9.

Display the message
number by pressing
M14
Editing a message

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Fonts (Matrix): Changing

Role
This function can be used to list all fonts present in the printer and select
those used to compose the message.

Access Function?.. .

> or < then ' _

Display Font: R 07 x 06: 053

R or L depending on configuration
07 = number of dots per trame
06 = number of trames per character
053 = character generator number
001 to 200 = generator number for fonts in the Markem-Imaje
catalog
201 to 210 = generator number for non-catalog fonts
241 to 255 = generator number reserved for logos, never
displayed in this function.

Modify using
' then to confirm the change of font.

The change only affects characters entered after the change.


Choice
Fonts available in the printer.
IMPORTANT: Only fonts compatible with the message are
displayed.
For example, only 7 x 6 fonts are displayed for
single-line messages, whereas 7 x 6 and 16 x
12 fonts are displayed for double-line
messages.

Display the message
number by pressing
M15
Editing a message

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Bar codes: Composing and inserting in the message

Role
This function is used to insert a bar code sequence in a message. The
height of the bar code trames is equal to the height of the last font
selected.
The bar code type and parameters are defined in the "Bar code: type,
etc." function.

Access Function?.. .

> or < then ' _

Display

Si code 2/5 entrelac For code 39



Choice
Enter the characters to be coded.
- 2/5 interleaved codes can only be used to encode numerical
characters.
- Code 39 can be used to encode alphabetic and numerical characters
as well as the following symbols: =, /, - and %.
- Maximum number of characters: 32 (including check byte).

M16
Display the message
number by pressing
Editing a message

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Bar codes: Inserting autodating

Role
This function is used to insert autodating information in the bar code text.

Access Function?.. .

> or < then ' _


Display Variables: (H,N,S,D,M,Y,W, X,Z,P,J,E)


Modify using
Enter the character representing the autodating element to be inserted
(see M31 for the correspondence).


Choice
Numerical autodating fields for 2/5 interleaved codes.
Numerical and alphabetic characters for Code 39.

Display the message
number by pressing
M17
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Bar codes: Inserting a counter

Role
This function can be used to insert a counter in the bar code text.

Access Function?.. .

> or < then ' _

Display ccc


Choice
Counter with parameters defined in the + function.

Display the message
number by pressing
M18
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Bar codes: Type

Role
This function is used to define the parameters of the bar code.

Access Function?.. .

> or < then ' _


Display Bar code type: 2/5 int


Modify using
'

Choice
2/5 interleaved code, Code 39.

Display the message
number by pressing
M19
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Bar codes: Control word

Role
The control word is used to ensure that a bar code has been read
correctly. It corresponds to a digit located at the end of the code,
identifying the parity of the preceding coded text. It may optionally be
inserted in the text.

Access
Bar code type:
>

Display


Modify using
'

Choice
Yes / No.

M20
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Bar codes: Bar / space ratio

Role
This function is used to adjust the readability of the code.

Access
Control word:
>

Display Ratio: nb: 1 wb: 3 ns: 1 ws: 3

Narrow bars (nb), wide bars (wb), narrow spaces (ns) and wide spaces
(ws).

Modify using
Numeric key to modify the digit at the cursor position.

Choice
nb: 1 to 7 ns: 1 to 7 wb: 1 to 9 ws: 1 to 9

M21
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Logo : Inserting

Role
This function can be used to insert from 1 to 15 predefined custom logos
into the message.
For further details, contact your usual Markem-Imaje correspondent.

Access Function?.. .

> or < then ' _ _

Display Logo:


Modify using
Enter the logo number using numeric keys 1 to 9 and alphabetic keys A
to F. The logo must be inserted in line 1 of a double-line message.
After inserting logo 5, for example, the following is displayed:
1 - 5

NOTE: The error message "double line required" is
displayed if the logo is inserted into a single-
line message. The error message "insert code
on line 1" (upper line) is displayed if the logo is
inserted in line 2 (lower line).

Choice
Up to 15 different logos.
- Logos 1 to 9, press the numeric keys.
- Logo 10, press A.
- Logo 11, press B.
- Logo 12, press C.
- Logo 13, press D.
- Logo 14, press E.
- Logo 15, press F.

M22
Display the message
number by pressing
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Tabulation

Role
This function is used to insert empty frames between characters in a
message.

Access Function?.. .

> or < then ' >

Display Tabulat ion: 000


Modify using
Numeric keys

Choice
0 to 255 trames.


Display
A tabulation in the message is represented by:

Tabulation

Display the message
number by pressing
M23
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Counter batch

Role
This function is used to determine the number of messages in a batch.
The counter changes when the batch value is reached.

Access Function?.. .

> or <

Display Counter batch: 000001


Modify using
+ Numeric keys.

Choice
000001 to 999999.

Display the message
number by pressing
M24
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Step counter

Role
This function is used to determine the value by which the counter is
incremented.

Access Function?.. .

> or < then >


Display


Modify using
+ Numeric keys.

Choice
01 to 99.

Display the message
number by pressing
M25
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Start value

Role
This function is used to determine the initial value of the counter. If the
start value is greater than the final value, the counter counts backwards.

Access Function?.. .

> or < then > Twice


Display
Valeur dpart : 000000001


Modify using
+ Numeric keys.

Choice
000000001 to 999999999.

Display the message
number by pressing
M26
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Final value

Role
This function is used to determine the final value of the counter. If the
start value is greater than the final value, the counter counts backwards.

Access Function?.. .

> or < then > 3 times


Display Final value: 000250000


Modify using
+ Numeric keys.

Choice
000000001 to 999999999.

Display the message
number by pressing
M27
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Inserting into message

Role
This function is used to insert the contents of a counter into a message.

Access Function?.. .

> or < then '


Display
ccccccccc


Modify using
Insert the counter into the message by pressing .

Choice
The counter may be inserted into the message several times in character
mode or bar code mode.
NOTE: The content of the counter is considered as a
whole character in the message. It can be
bolderized, displayed in different fonts or
converted into a bar code.


M28
Display the message
number by pressing
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Postdate

Role
This function is used to program the number of days difference between
the current date and the desired postdate.
NOTE: If the printer is fitted with the programmable
offset Julian calendar option, postdates are
not shown.

Access Function?.. .

> or < then


Display Durat ion: 0000P (DMY): 05 12 00


Modify using
+ Numeric keys > to move the cursor.

Choice
0000 to 9999 days.

M29
Display the message
number by pressing
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Time code

Role
This function is used to define the parameters of the time code.

Access Function?.. .

> or < then >


Display
S:08:00 I:00:01 01

S : 08:00 = time code start time
I : 00:01 = interval between each code change
01 : type of code to print

Modify using
> to move the cursor to "S", "I" or code type.
+ numeric keys for "S" and "I".
' for the type of code to print.

Choice
S = 00:00 to 23:59
I = 00:01 to 23:59
01 = numeric code from 01 to 24
A = alphabetic code from A to Z
A-O-I = alphabetic code from A to Z, excluding O and I.

Exemple :
Start time = 05:00
Interval = 8:00
Code = A

The time code printed is:
from 05:00 to 12:59: A
from 13:00 to 20:59: B
from 21:00 to 04:59: C
etc.

M30
Display the message
number by pressing
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Time, date, postdate, time code: Inserting into the message

Role
This function is used to insert autodating elements (time, date, postdate,
time code) into the message. The autodating elements are displayed as
lower case letters as shown below. When they are printed the actual
values are inserted. A single element can be inserted several times.

REMINDER: See autodating programming in initial
programming section.

Access Function?.. .

> or < then '


Display
Variable: (H,N,S,D,M,Y,W,X,P,J,E)


Modify using
Enter the characters shown in brackets on the display.


Display the message
number by pressing
M31
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Choice
H = hour, represented by "hh" in the message.
N = minutes, represented by "nn" in the message.
S = seconds, represented by "ss" in the message.
D = day of the month, "dd" in the message.
M = month, "mm" in the message for two-digit months and
"mom" for three-letter months (the format is chosen when
setting autodating parameters during initial programming).
Y = year, "yy" in the message.
W = week number, "ww" in the message.
X = day of the week number, "x" in the message.
Z = last digit of the year, "y" in the message.
P + D = postday, "pd" in the message
P + M = postmonth, "pm" in the message for two-digit months and
"pmo" for three-letter months.
P + Y = postyear, "py" in the message.
P + J = postdate in the Julian calendar (0 to 365 days), "pju" in the
message.
J = julian day of the year (day 0 to 365), "jjj" in the message.
E = time code, "e" in the message for alphabetic time codes,
"ee" for numeric time codes.

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DIN characters

Role The part of the message or the message created with this option will be
printed as follows:

NOTE: If you also have a "chimney" font (Font menu),
the print result is as follows:



Access Function ?. ..

> or < then ' _

Display DIN : yes


Modify using
'

Choice Yes or no.

Display the message
number by pressing
M32

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Introduction
The aim of this section is to provide all the information needed to perform servicing
correctly.
All the procedures given in this chapter are standard operations which must be performed
correctly for optimum printer operation.


Servicing and maintenance function
The servicing and maintenance function allows the operator to retrieve information about
printer operation and control certain specific elements of the head or ink circuit.
This function is accessed by pressing_ in turn.

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Status jet

Role
This function gives access to the various instructions for jet servicing and
maintenance operations.

Access Function?.. .

_

Display
St atus jet


Modify using



Choice
Stop/Start
Nozzle unblocking
Intro. solution
Stability
Refresh

IMPORTANT: All these instructions are independent of each other. However
in some cases it is recommended that they be performed in
order:
[Nozzle unblocking], [Intro. solution], [Stability].

E1
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Jet: Stop/Start

Role
This instruction is a sub-function of the [Status jet] function
It is used to stop or start the jet.
The jet is operational after a stabilization phase lasting approx. 50
seconds (green jet indicator lit steadily).

Access
St atus jet



Display Jet : Stop


Modify using
'

Choice
Stop or Start.
Nozzle unblocking
Role
This instruction is a sub-function of the [Status jet] function.
It is used when the jet is missing or deviated out of the recuperation
gutter.

Access
St atus jet

>

Display Nozzle unblocking: N


Modify using
'

Choice
N = no or Y = yes
E3
E2
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Procedure
- Validate the [Nozzle unblocking] function.
- Close the recuperation gutter (Figure 1).
- Spray cleaning solution onto the nozzle using the cleaning bottle
(Figure 2).
- Stop the [Nozzle unblocking] function after approx. 30 seconds by
pressing '.

Figure 1 Figure 2
Closed open
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Introducing cleaning solution

Role
This instruction is a sub-function of the [Status jet] function.
It is used to clean the nozzle and the inside of the cannon, by provoking a
pressure drop inside the cannon causing cleaning solution to be sucked
in through the ejection nozzle.

Access St atus jet

> (twice)

Display Intro. solution N


Modify using
'

Choice
N = no or Y = yes



E4
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Procedure
- Close the recuperation gutter (Figure 1).
- Validate the [Intro. solution] function.
- Cleaning solution onto the cannon for 30 seconds (Figure 2).
- Stop the [Intro. solution] function by pressing '.
- Open the recuperation gutter (Figure 1).
- Dry the head (Figure 3).


Figure 1 Figure 2 Figure 3
Closed
Open


1 Items to be dried
2 Head drying pump
2
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Stability

Role
This instruction is a sub-function of the [Status jet] function.
It is used to stabilize the jet in the gutter. This is checked visually when
the function is selected using the eyeglass supplied in the servicing kit.

Access St atus jet

> (3 times)

Display St ability N


Modify using
'

Choice
N = no or Y = yes



E5
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Procedure
- Validate the [Stability] function.
- Check the position of the jet in the gutter using the eyeglass
(Figure 1).

If the jet is stable in the gutter:
- Stop the [Stability] function by pressing'.
- Clean the head.

If the jet is unstable (gutter particularly dirty or jet permanently deviated):
- Repeat the [Nozzle unblocking] and/or [Intro. solution] procedures
then check the [Stability] again.


Figure 1


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Ink refresh

Role
This instruction is a sub-function of the [Status jet] function.
It homogenizes the ink by circulating it in all pipes in the circuit. It is used
after a prolonged stop (several days) or after replacing the ink).

Access St atus jet

> (4 times)

Display Ink refresh N


Modify using
'

Choice
N = no or Y = yes



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Inhibiting cover and vacuum faults

Role
For safety reasons, the printer continuously monitors the presence of the
head cover and recuperation of the jet in the gutter (if the jet is operating).
Opening the head cover immediately cuts off the high voltage applied to
the deflection plates.
If incorrect ink recuperation in the gutter is detected, the jet is immediately
stopped. If the jet has been deviated, this avoids dirtying the head or the
products too much.
These two faults are signalled by red indicators on the operator interface.
Certain servicing actions require one of these faults to be inhibited.

Access
Function?.. .

_ >

Display
Fault: Cover Yes Vacuum: Yes


Modify using
' > or < to move from one to the other.

When the printer is started up, cover and vacuum detection are
systematically enabled.


Choice
Yes = Cover or vacuum faults handled normally.
No = Cover or vacuum faults inhibited


Exit using


E7
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Jet: Speed

Role
This function is used to display the jet speed.

Access
Function?.. .

_ > (twice)

Display If the jet is operating:
Jet 1: Dc 20.0 m/s


If the jet is stopped:
Jet 1: Dc 00.0 m/s


Modify using
Impossible

E8
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Jet: Drop control
IMPORTANT: Selecting this function stops the current printing process. The
green jet control indicator flashes throughout the display
phase.

Role
This function displays the quality of the drop charge. It is one of the main
characteristics of the ink jet printing principle. The drop charge is
determined by the jet break-off point and the ink quality.

The check is correct if "1" is displayed consistently three or four times in
succession.
e.g. "00111100" correct
"11100001" correct
"01010011" incorrect

Access
Function?.. .

_ > (twice) '

Display
Jet 1: 01111000


Jet 1: 01111000 = numerical expression of drop charge quality for the jet.


Modify using
Break point adjustment.

Stop function using


E9
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Ink viscosity check

Role
This function displays the viscosity monitoring data.
The printer continually monitors and controls the ink viscosity to ensure
that the break-off point is correct.

Access
Function?.. .

_ > (3 times)

Display



Lhl: ++ Viscometer full
Lhl: - + Viscometer filling or emptying
Lhl: - - Viscometer empty
Only the electrovalve status can be modified manually to check that the
entire viscometer circuit is operating correctly

Modify using
' > or < to change from one electrovalve to another.

Stop function using


E10
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Printer operating parameters

Role
This function displays the printers five main operating parameters.

Access Function?.. .

_ > (4 times)

Display Vm:1500 P:2.72b :4.9 Vj:20.0m/s T:26C - 20C


Vm Pressure motor speed expressed in revolutions per minute (rpm).
P Operating pressure expressed in bar (b).
m Ink viscosity expressed in centipoise (cPo).
Vj Jet speed expressed in meters per second (m/s).
T: 26 Electronic compartment temperature expressed in degrees
Celsius (C).
20 Ink temperature expressed in Celsius (C)
(only for certain ink types).

Modify motor speed
using
< or > to reduce or increase motor speed.

E11
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Draining
After connecting the draining tool, this function can be used to monitor the operation of the
automatic draining cycle.

SAV
This function displays a recorded history of the printers operating parameters.
Records are at five-minute intervals, and several hours of operation are stored.
The following parameters are stored:
- Time
- Vmot: Motor speed (rpm)
- Pres: Ink pressure (bar)
- Tr: Viscometer filling time (s)
- Ad: Number of additive additions
- Vjet: Jet speed (m/s)
- T1: Electronic circuit temperature (C)
- T2: Ink circuit temperature (C)
- Def: Hexadecimal value of "general faults" byte.

The two lines below are displayed alternately:
12 : 31 1500 2.76 29 01 20.1 35 21 00
Time Vmot Pres Tr Ad Vjet T1 T2 Def

The first record displayed corresponds to the most recent machine status.
< Displays previous records.
> Displays subsequent records.

Contents of "General fault" byte:
Bit 7 Ink pigment circuit Bit 3 Memory lost
Bit 6 Motor cycle Bit 2 Hard CPU
Bit 5 Head 2 unserviceable Bit 1 Pressure
Bit 4 Head 1 unserviceable Bit 0 Ink level low
E12
E13
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Prolonged shutdown


NOTE Any shutdown can be made into a series of short shutdowns,
regardless of length, provided that the printer is started and ran
a minimum of twice a week with the jets in a running or refresh
mode for at least one hour.

Printer out of service for eight to fifteen days
1. Flush the umbilical conduit and head.
Refer to the procedure for flushing the umbilical/head contained in this section.

Printer out of service for 15 days or longer.
The printer needs to be drained and flushed. This operation can either be performed
manually or automatically using the drain/flush unit available from Markem-Imaje.
Automatic Drain/Flush
Refer to the automatic printer Drain/Flush procedure contained in this section.
Manual Drain/Flush
This operation consists of five stages:
1. Drain the ink circuit
2. Flush the ink circuit
3. Drain the ink circuit
4. Flush the ink circuit
5. Flush the umbilical(s)/head(s).
Refer to the Drain ink circuit, Flush ink circuit and Flush umbilical/head procedures
contained in this section.

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Start-up following a prolonged shutdown



Starting the printer after a shutdown lasting 8 to 15 days

1. Open gutter located in the print head


2. Start the printer.


3. Perform a STABILITY check, if necessary Voir E5
4. Perform a five-minute ink REFRESHMENT
routine.
Voir E6

Starting the printer after a shutdown lasting 15 days or longer.
This operation consists of three stages:
1. Drain the ink circuit
Refer to Drain ink circuit procedure contained in this section.
2. Change the main ink filter cartridge.
Refer to "Change ink filter cartridge for S8C2 printers" procedure contained in the
Maintenance section of this manual.
3. Reintroduce new ink to the printer.
Refer to Re-introduce ink procedure contained in this section.

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Servicing
Head cleaning
Tools required
Servicing tray
Screwdriver, cleaning flask and blower bulb (or drying kit)

1. Stop the jet(s) Voir E2


2. Position the head onto its
maintenance holster.
Open the head cover.

Close the gutter screw
located in the print head:




3. Clean the electrodes and the
cannon(s) with cleaning solution to
remove all dried ink.


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4. Dry carefully.
Use the blower bulb or the drying kit,
to thoroughly dry the cleaning solution
from all areas of the print head.






5. Open gutter :
bring the jet(s) back into service. E2




6. Close the head cover and
acknowledge to clear any faults
present. It is normal to have a cover
fault.

Place the head back on its production
support bracket.


Voir E7

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E3,600-hour service
1. Drain and flush the printer.
See automatic or manual printer Drain/Flush procedures contained in this section.
2. Change main ink filter cartridge. This operation must be performed at least once
every twelve months.
Refer to procedure for changing S8C2 printer ink filter cartridges contained in the
Maintenance section of this manual.
3. Change the pressurization air filter cartridge. This operation must be performed at
least once every six months.
Refer to procedure for changing S8c2 printer pressurization air filter cartridges contained
in the Maintenance section of this manual.
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Automatic printer Drain/Flush



This procedure consists of two stages:
Flush the recovery gutter manually

1. Ensure printer in service and jet(s) are stopped and
then spray cleaning solution into the recovery gutter(s) for
20 seconds.

2. Shut down the printer normally and disconnect from the
main AC supply.

3. Close the gutter(s) and place a clean anti-clogging
protector under the nozzle(s)


Flush the printer automatically
Disconnect the industrial interface board ribbon cable.
Connect the "drain adapter" ribbon cable between the drain system and the industrial
interface board and then connect the main board ribbon to the open connector located on
in the center of the ribbon cable.

Motherboard ribbon cable
Drainage device ribbon
cable
Flushing/Rinsing tooll

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1. Disconnect quick-connect self-sealing pressure connector(s) and connect flushing
connector(s) (see hydraulic diagram on following page).
2. Connect the drain unit quick-connect connector on the ink circuit pressure outlet and
place the second drain unit tube in an empty container to accumulate waste. (minimum
quantity of 5 liter container is recommended).
3. Drain the ink tank, the viscometer circuit (the viscometer + the constant-level tube) and
the main filter (leave the filter cartridge installed).
4. Pour two liters of additive into the ink tank.
5. Pour two liters of additive into the additive tank.
6. Immerse the free end of the flushing connector into cleaning solution in a clean beaker
or into the printer additive tank.
7. Remove, clean and then refit the head filter(s).
8. Start the printer.
9. Select and confirm theFlushing function to start the automatic drain cycle and monitor
progress: E12
Several cleaning, flushing and draining operations are performed in succession before the
process ends automatically. Wait for the printer to shut down when the flushing cycles are
completed.
10. Disconect the printer from the main AC supply . Restore all hydraulic connectors to
their original condition.
Disconnect the drain unit ribbon cable from the industrial interface. Disconnect the printers
ribbon cable from the drain unit ribbon cable and reconnect to the printer industrial
interface board.
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Drain the ink circuit
Tools required :
Recovery tank
3 mm Allen key.
1. Shut down the printer normally and disconnect from main AC power supply.
2. Place a recovery container under the ink tank and remove the drain plug to drain. The
spent ink should then be stored in a closed container and must not be re-used.
3. Refit the drain plug.
4. Drain the viscometer in the same way by removing the drain plug to the viscometer
circuit.
5. Place a recovery container under the main filter. Drain the main filter by first undoing
the lower drain screw and then the upper drain screw using the 3 mm Allen key. Keep the
O-rings associated with the screws in a safe place. Wait until liquid stops flowing.



6. If the ink circuit is to be flushed after draining:
Using the cleaning flask, splash solution inside the ink tank to remove as much ink as
possible from the strainer at the bottom of the tank and from the inside of the constant-
level tube. Drain solution from the tank as described in step two of this procedure.
7. Refit the upper screw first and then fit the lower screw, ensuring that the O-rings are fit
to the screws.
Main filter
Viscometer draining
tube
Ink tank draining
tube
Lower screw
Upper screw

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Flush the umbilical conduit and the head



This procedure is used for circulating clean additive in the print head head and umbilical
tubing.

1. Ensure printer is in a running condition with the jet(s) stopped. Spray additive into the
recovery gutter for 20 seconds.
2. Shut down the printer normally.
3. Close the recovery gutter screw in the print head.
4. Disconnect the pressure connector inside the hydraulic compartment.
NOTE: DISCONNECT BOTH PRESSURE CONNECTORS ON TWO-HEAD PRINTERS.
5. Connect flushing connector (1) to the umbilical pressure line by way of the head filter.



6. Immerse the free end of the flushing connector into a beaker of additive or into the
printer additive tank.

7. Plug the nozzle(s) using an anti-clogging protector.

IC pressure Pressure
Purge
Canon
Anti-clogging protector
Recuperation gutter
Additive beaker or
printer additive tank
(1)

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8. Start the printer
Run the REFRESHMENT function (E6) for a minimum of 30 seconds (on each
corresponding head for two-head printers).
9. .Run the NOZZLE UNBLOCKING function (E3) for a minimum of 20 seconds.
10. On two-head printers, flush the second head before proceeding to the next step.
Stop the printer normally and wait for the system to shut down completely.
11. Restore hydraulic connections to their original positions and remove the flushing
connector.

Flush the ink circuit
Tools required:
Recovery tank
3 mm Allen key.

1. Refit the drain plugs.
2. Pour one liter of cleaning solution into the ink tank.
3. Start up the printer normally, stopping the jet(s).
4. Perform the ink REFRESHMENT procedure(E6) for a minimum of 20 minutes.

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Re-introducing ink into the printer



CAUTION Check consumable expiration date shown on the ink
containers label.

1. Check that the drain plugs and bleed screws are in place.
2. Remove the ink tank lid and pour 1 liter of new ink into the ink tank.
3. Remove the additive tank lid and confirm or fill to the way level mark on the tank.
4. Start the printer and make sure that the jet is present and stable within the gutter.
5. Perform STABILITY (E5) check, if necessary.
6. Perform five-minute ink REFRESHMENT(E6) routine.
7. Clean and dry print head.
8. Start jet for normal production and ensure no faults are present.


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Introduction
This chapter forms a troubleshooting guide to help users search for the origin of a fault in a
quick, logical way.
The search starts with a simple diagnosis of the fault, without disassembling any parts,
and is refined by a series of precise checks until the defective part is located.
This guide provides a directory of possible failures and actions to be taken to restore
normal operation.
The only equipment required is the printers maintenance kit.
Preliminary checks
All the searches for defective items in the sections below must be preceded by preliminary
checks.
These checks allow problems such as dirty parts, ink leaks, faulty electric or hydraulic
connections to be detected with the naked eye.
Stop the printer and disconnect it from the mains, then check the items below:

Check Type of problem
Console and operator
interface
Dents or cuts
Print head Dirty electrodes
Damaged or incorrectly adjusted mechanical parts
External
appearanc
Connection of accessories Disconnection Cuts
Tanks Tanks open or damaged
Leaks
Ink or additive tanks empty
Appearance of ink (odor, consistency)
Appearance of additive (odor, color)
Hydraulic pipes and
connections
Leak
Pipes bent, damaged or cut
Appearance of
ink circuit
Electrical connections Faulty connections:
- ink circuit loom
- ink level detector (upper part of ink tank)
- fan
- viscometer
- electrovalves
Boards present in electronic
compartment
Board missing
Electronic
compartment
Connections in electronic
compartment
Faulty connections:
- on "Front panel" board
- on "Motor control" board
- on power supply board
- on main board
Industrial
interface
compartment
Electrical connections
accessible from rear panel
Faulty connections
- conduit ribbon cable
- EHT block to corresponding cables to conduit
- industrial interface ribbon cable
- terminal blocks on industrial interface board
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Checking the printers general operating parameters
In addition to the steps described in the sections above, the printers operating status
should be checked.
The information is available in the maintenance function, accessible by pressing
_ . The following parameters should be noted for subsequent
investigation:
the operating pressure P,
the ink viscosity ,
The jet speed Vj,
the electronic compartment temperature T1,
the ink temperature T2.

REMINDER: Typical display
Vm : 1500 P : 2,72 b : 4,9 Vj : 20,0 m/s T : 26C - 20C
T1 T2

Help with diagnostics
Introduction
This chapter contains tables with the following two columns:
Anomalies observed (by the operator) or displayed (by the printer)
Solutions
Each anomaly is identified in the tables by a number in bold.
Each anomaly may be resolved by several "Solutions".
After performing the preliminary checks, apply the first solution proposed which
corresponds to the situation.
If the anomaly recurs, apply the next solution, and so on.
After the incident has been corrected, cancel the fault record by pressing .
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At printer start-up

Anomal i es obser ved Sol ut i ons
1-Orange mains power indicator off. 1a-Check mains supply.

1b-Replace 4A delayed-action fuse (see corresponding
procedure).
2-Operator interface indicators off
but motor starts.
2a-Stop and restart the printer.

2b-The front panel board is faulty. Contact Markem-Imaje
technical support.
3-Operator interface indicators off.
Motor does not start. or Operator
interface indicators on and remain
steady. Motor does not start.
3a-Stop and restart the printer.

3b-Check the power supply voltage indicator LEDs on the
main board.
- If only two LEDs are lit, the power supply board is faulty.
Contact Markem-Imaje technical support.
- If all the LEDs are lit, either the main board or the motor
control board is faulty. Contact Markem-Imaje technical
support.
4-Red alarm / fault indicator lit.
4a-Perform autodiagnosis by pressing .
5-Memory lost. 5a-Reprogram the printer then contact Markem-Imaje
technical support.
6-CPU fault. 6a-Unplug the printer then plug back in and restart.

6b-If the fault persists, contact Markem-Imaje technical
support.
7-Ink tank level low. 7a-Add ink to the corresponding tank (max. 1/2 tank).

7b-The main board may be faulty. Contact Markem-Imaje
technical support.

8-Additive tank level low or Additive
tank empty or Solvent fault
8a-Add additive to the corresponding tank (max. 1/2 tank)

8b-Check that the additive addition electrovalve operates
correctly ( ). Check the viscometer circuit.

8c-If the fault persists, contact Markem-Imaje technical
support.
9-V.24 fault. 9a-Contact Markem-Imaje technical support.

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10-Fault: C 10a-The ambient temperature in the room where the printer
is too high, causing the temperature in the electronic
compartment to exceed 70C. Modify the installation.

10b-The main board is faulty. Contact Markem-Imaje
technical support.

11-Viscometer fault 11a-Check that the viscometer electrovalve operates
correctly by monitoring viscometer level variations
().

11b-If the fault persists, contact Markem-Imaje technical
support.

12-No message to print 12a-The printer is linked to an external controller and has
not received a message to print. Check message
transmission and content and check the link.

13-Unknown CG number 13a-The printer is linked to an external controller and the
CG (character generator) number received is incorrect.
Check the CG numbers in the printer and ensure that the
data sent by the controller corresponds. IMPORTANT: the
CG numbers are different on each line.

13b-If this fault occurs after resetting the main board, the
message library must also be deleted .

13c-The main board may be faulty. Contact Markem-Imaje
technical support.

14-Fan fault 14a-Check that the fan at the bottom of the console is
correctly connected and running. It must run continuously
immediately after the printer starts up.

14b-The main board is faulty. Contact Markem-Imaje
technical support.


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At jet start-up

Anomal i es di spl ayed Sol ut i ons
1-Cover missing 1a-Close the head cover or check that it is fully closed.

1b-The cover detector or the main board are faulty. Contact
Markem-Imaje technical support.

2-EHT 2a-Carefully clean and dry the jet electrodes using the
cleaning solution spray bottle and the head drying pump.

2b-Check that the ambient conditions (humidity,
temperature) comply with the specifications given on the ink
technical data sheet. If not, contact Markem-Imaje technical
support to fit dry air head overpressure accessories.

2c-Check the electromagnetic environment around the head
(interference).

2d-The main board is faulty. Contact Markem-Imaje
technical support.

3-Gutter fault
3a-Check that the gutter is open .

3b-Clean the print head and the head cover.

3c-Restart the jet and observe it.

3d-If the jet is unstable or not in the gutter, enable the
[Intro.solution], [Stability] and [Refresh] functions in turn.

3e-If the jet is missing, enable the [Nozzle unblocking],
[Intro.solution], [Stability] and [Refresh] functions in turn.

3f-If the jet is still missing, check all the ink pressurization
circuit parts (electrovalves, unions, hoses, pump, motor, ink
filter, ink, etc.).

3g-If the jet is present and stable in the gutter, check all ink
recuperation circuit parts (gutter, electrovalves, unions,
hoses, pump, motor, etc.).

3h-Contact Markem-Imaje technical support.


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During printing

Anomal i es di spl ayed Sol ut i ons
1-Jet 1: Phase detection 1a-Carefully clean and dry the jet electrodes using the
cleaning solution spray bottle and the head drying pump.

1b-Check the printers general operating parameters.

1c-Check that the ink used in the printer is valid: expiry date
(see information on flask), replacement frequency, ambient
conditions (see ink technical data sheet).

1d-Enable the [Refresh] function for 2 minutes.

1e-Check the electromagnetic environment around the head
(interference).

1f-The main board is faulty. Contact Markem-Imaje
technical support.

2-IMP does not reply 2a-The fault appears after a prolonged conveyor stoppage
while printing a message in Tachy mode. Restart message
printing.

2b-The fault persists after trying to print the message at
constant speed. Contact Markem-Imaje technical support.

3-Printing speed 3a-Check the definition of the [Tachy division] or [Printing
speed] parameters on the printer.


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Anomal i es di spl ayed Sol ut i ons
4- Poor print quality

Example 1:

Example 2:

Example 3:

Example 4:

4a- Clean the printhead (including the cover) and make sure
that there is no obstruction on the jet trajectory.

4b- Ensure the printhead bracket is stable and is not subject
to vibration.

4c- Check head-object distance (examples 1 and 2).

4d- Ensure jets are centered in the recovery gutters
(examples 3 and 4).

4e- Check the reference viscosity time displayed on the
printer against the theoretical viscosity value given on the
ink data sheet.

4f- Head needs mechanical and/or electronic adjustment.
Contact Markem-Imaje Technical Assistance.

4g- The problem is on the main board. Contact Markem-
Imaje Technical Assistance.


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Input/output connections
Connections to external equipment and accessories are made via the industrial interface
board, which consists of dedicated terminal connectors.
Several types of signals can be utilized, including:
Input/Output signals for synchronization with the production line - start print (TOP),
tachometer (TACHY), reverse message (INVMES), etc.,
Serial links for external control of the printer (RS232 / RS422 interface),
Alarm/fault outputs (dry contact relays),
Audible alarm output,
Message selection signals on parallel interface,
Additional photocell input,
Counter increment input,
Counter initialization input,
Others.

Auxiliary connections
The wiring for the signals can either be connected on:
The industrial interface board terminal (1) with wires entering via the IP65 sealed
cable gland(s) (2). Open the cabinet covers to access the board.
or, as an option for certain signals, on IP 65 DB-25 parallel connector (3).
The glands and the connectors are located at the back of the printer.

Figure 1: View of industrial interface board



2
3
1
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Connector identification




A Connector for alarm lamp
T1 Tachometer connector 1
C1 Photocell connector 1
T2 Tachometer connector 2 (for two-head printer)
C2 Photocell connector 2 (for two-head printer)

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Industrial interface board : layout
S5 S7

Fuses S1

J7
S2
J13
B1 J1
J10
LED7/8
LED3
J12 LED11
LED5-6
B3 S3 LED1
J15 S4
LED4-13
S8
S6
LED12
J11 LED2-14
S9
B2 LED
15/16/17
J14
J9
LED9-10
J6




J8 J4 J5 B4
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LED status
These LEDs provide a visual indication that specific output signals from the printer or input
signals from an external device connected to the board are operating correctly.

ID LEGEND COMMENTS
LED1
(green)
TOP2 Signal from DTOP2 input is present
(LED flashes in time with the photocell signal).
LED2
(green)
TOP1 Signal from DTOP1 input is present
(LED flashes in time with the photocell signal).
LED 3
(green)
TAC2 Signal from TACHY2 input is present. (LED flashes in
time with the tachometer pulses).
LED4
(green)
TAC1 Signal from TACHY1 input is present. (LED flashes in
time with the tachometer pulses).
LED5
(green)

FIN2 The LED goes on when the VALFINALIMP2 signal
from the printer changes to logic level 0 - i.e. 0V
(active status)
Indicating that counter 2 on head 2 has reached its
final value.
LED6
(green)
SP2 The LED goes on when the SPROG2 signal from the
printer changes to logic level 1 - i.e. +5V (active
status) in SPROG2 mode (jumper S7-3).
The LED goes on when the SPROG2 signal from the
printer changes to logic level 0 - i.e. 0V (active status)
in BUSY2 mode (jumper S7-1).
In both cases, when the LED is on idicates that head
2 is printing.
LED7
(green)
RC2 Signal from the RAZC2 input is present. (LED flashes
in time with the command signal).
LED8
(green)
INC2 Signal from the INCC2 input is present. (LED flashes
in time with the command signal).
LED9
(green)
FIN1 The LED goes on when the VALFINALIMP1 signal
from the printer changes to logic level 0 - i.e. 0V
(active status).
Indicating that counter 1 on head 1 has reached its
final value.

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LED10
(green)
SP1 The LED goes on when the SPROG1 signal from the
printer changes to logic level 1 - i.e. +5V (active
status) in SPROG1 mode (jumper S8-3).
The LED goes on when the SPROG1 signal from the
printer changes to logic level 0 - i.e. 0V (active status)
in BUSY1 mode (jumper S8-1).
In both cases, when the LED is on indicates that
head 1 is printing,
LED11
(green)
STOP2 Signal from STOPI2 input is present. (LED flashes in
time with the command signal).
LED12
(green)
STOP1 Signal from STOPI1 input is present. (LED flashes in
time with the command signal).
LED13
(green)
RC1 Signal from RAZC1 input is present. (LED flashes in
time with the command signal).
LED14
(green)
INC1 Signal from INCC1 input is present. (LED flashes in
time with the command signal).
LED15
(green)
DEF The LED goes on when there is a general fault on the
printer.
Relay REL2 is activated.
LED16
(green)
T2 The LED goes on when head 2 on the printer is ready
to print.
Relay REL3 is activated.
LED17
(green)
T1 The LED goes on when head 1 on the printer is ready
to print.
Relay REL1 is activated.

Fuses
500mA (resettable)
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Jumpers and switches

Standard
position
ID LEGEND POSITION FUNCTION / COMMENTS
1 2
S1-1 VAL VAL RS422 point-to-point link (just one printer
on the link).

S1-3 VAL not VAL RS422 point-to-multipoint link (printer
selected with VALID422).
1 2
S2_1 RXD 232 RS232 serial link mode selected

S2_3 RXD 422 RS422 serial link mode selected.
2 3
S3-3 TOP2 TOP2 DTOPIMP2 signal from optocoupled input
DTOP2.

S3-1 TOP2 not
TOP2
DTOPIMP2 signal from input DTOP1
(when operating with two heads and a
single DTOP cell)
2 3
S4-3 TAC2 TAC2 TACHYIMP2 signal from optocoupled
input TACHY2.

S4-1 TAC2 not
TAC2
TACHYIMP2 signal from input TACHY1
(when operating with two heads and a
single tachometer).

S5-3 INV2 INV2 DTOPIMP2 signal inverted.
1 2
S5-1 INV2 not INV2 DTOPIMP2 signal not inverted.

S6-3 INV1 INV1 DTOPIMP1 signal inverted.
1 2
S6-1 INV1 not INV1 DTOPIMP1 signal not inverted.

S7-3 SPROG2 SPROG
2
SPROGI2 signal operates in SPROG
mode.
1 2
S7-1 BUSY2 BUSY2 SPROGI2 signal operates in BUSY mode.

S8-3 SPROG1 SPROG
1
SPROGI1 signal operates in SPROG
mode.
1 2

S8-1 BUSY1 BUSY1 SPROGI1 signal operates in BUSY mode.

S9-3 T2 T2 24V alarm on J5 operates with 2 heads
1 2
S9-1 T2 not T2 24V alarm on J5 operates with one head

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Signals: inputs and outputs
The four terminal blocks on the industrial interface board are arranged as follows:
Terminal block B1: 28-pin CPU signals
Terminal block B2: 32-pin Head 1 signals
Terminal block B3: 32-pin Head 2 signals (on two-head printers only)
Terminal block B4: 9-pin Alarm relay signals

Most signals are also available on the HE 14 connector.
Terminal block B1: Communication

Pin
HE14
connector
Legend Signal I/O
Comments
B1-5 J10-3 TXD TXDEXT O TX RS232
B1-6 J10-4 RXD RXDEXT I RX RS232
B1-7 J10-2 DTR DTREXT O DTR RS232
B1-8 J10-1 DSR DSREXT I DSR RS232
B1-24 J13-10 TD4+ TXD422+ O TX RS422 -TX RS422 +
B1-23 J13-9 TD4- TXD422- O TX RS422 -
B1-18 J13-4 RD4+ RXD422+ I RX RS422 +
B1-17 J13-3 RD4- RXD422- I RX RS422 -
B1-22 J13-8 DT4+ DTR422+ O DTR RS422 +
B1-21 J13-7 DT4- DTR422- O DTR RS422 -
B1-16 J13-2 DS4+ DSR422+ I DSR RS422 +
B1-15 J13-1 DS4- DSR422- I DSR RS422 -
B1-20 VAL422+ VALID422+ I Enable RS422
B1-19 VAL422- VALID422- I Enable RS422
B1-10 OT1 OUT1 O Positive terminal not used
B1-9 COT1 COMOUT1 O Negative terminal not used
B1-12 IN1 IN1 I Positive terminal not used
B1-11 CIN1 COMIN1 I Negative terminal not used
B1-13/14/25 GND GND
B1-26 +5V +5V O
B1-27 +15V +15V O
B1-28 -15V -15V O


CAUTION : The +5V, +15V and -15V outputs are not fuse protected.
If using these supplies, care must be taken.

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Terminal block B1: Alarms

Pin Legend Signal I/O Comments
B1-1 COGE COMGENE O
Optocoupled general alarm: negative
terminal
B1-2 OGE OPTOGENE O
Optocoupled general alarm: positive
terminal
B1-3 CSTR COMSTART I
Printer Stop/Start: negative terminal

B1-4 STR START I
Printer Stop/Start: positive terminal


Terminal block B2: Printhead 1

Pin
HE14
connector
Legend Signal
I/
O
Comments
B2-4
J4-5
TOP1 DTOP1 I
Head object photocell: positive
terminal.
B2-3 J4-6 CTP1 COMDTOP1 I Cell: negative terminal
B2-6

VAL1 VALIMP1 I
Head 1 cell validation input: positive
terminal
B2-5 CVAL1 COMVALIMP1 I Validation: negative terminal
B2-8
J8-5
TAC1 TACHY1 I
Head 1 encoder input: positive
terminal
B2-7 J8-6 CTC1 COMTACHY1 I Encoder: negative terminal.
B2-10 J14-4 RAZ1 RAZC1 I Head 1 counter 1 reset to initial value.
B2-9 J14-3 CRZ1 COMRAZC1 I
B2-12
J14-6
IC1 INCC1 I
Head 1 counter 1 value increment or
decrement according to counter
parameters.
B2-11 J14-5 CIC1 COMINCC1 I
B2-14 J14-8 STO1 STOPI1 I Stop current print job.
B2-13 J14-7 CTO1 COMSTOPI1 I
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Pin
HE14
connector
Legend Signal
I/
O
Comments
B2-16
J14-10
SPR1 SPROGI1 O
Current print task including delay:
positive terminal.
B2-15 J14-9 CSP1 COMSPROG1 O Print task: negative terminal.
B2-18
J14-12
FIN1 VALFINI1 O
Indication that counter end value
reached.
B2-17 J14-11 CFN1 COMVALFIN1 O
B2-20
J14-14
OPT1 OPTOT1 O
Optocoupled head 1 alarm: positive
terminal.
B2-19
J14-13
COT1 COMOPTOT1 O
Optocoupled head 1 alarm: negative
terminal.
B2-24
J11-1
D0T1 D0T1 I
Head 1 parallel interface input D0:
positive terminal.
B2-25
J11-2
D1T1 D1T1 I
Head 1 parallel interface input D1:
positive terminal.
B2-26
J11-3
D2T1 D2T1 I
Head 1 parallel interface input D2:
positive terminal.
B2-27
J11-4
D3T1 D3T1 I
Head 1 parallel interface input D3:
positive terminal.
B2-28
J11-5
D4T1 D4T1 I
Head 1 parallel interface input D4:
positive terminal.
B2-29
J11-6
D5T1 D5T1 I
Head 1 parallel interface input D5:
positive terminal.
B2-30
J11-7
D6T1 D6T1 I
Head 1 parallel interface input D6:
positive terminal.
B2-31
J11-8
D7T1 D7T1 I
Head 1 parallel interface input D7:
positive terminal.
B2-23
J11-9
CDT1 COMDATA1 I
Common for head 1 parallel interface
input signals: negative terminal.
B2-2/32
J11-11/
J14-16/J5-
2/J4-1/J8-1
+24V +24VT1 O
+ 24 Volts for head 1 accessories.
max. available current: 300 mA.
B2-
1/21/22
J11-10/J14-
15/J4-2/J8-2
GND GND Ground (0V)
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Terminal block B3: Printhead 2
Information and ID data same as for terminal block B2 and head 1.
Assignments for the HE14 connectors are as follows:

Connector J9 J15 J6 J12
Assignment Cell Head I/Os

Tachometer Parallel
interface

Terminal B4: Alarms

PIN LEGEND SIGNAL I/O COMMENTS
B4-1 T1- T1- O Head 1 alarm 1A dry contact inverted.
B4-2 T1+ T1+ O Head 1 alarm 1A dry contact normal.
B4-3 CT1 COMT1 O Head 1 alarm dry contact common.
B4-4 T2- T2- O Head 2 alarm 1A dry contact inverted.
B4-5 T2+ T2+ O Head 2 alarm 1A dry contact normal.
B4-6 CT2 COMT2 O Head 2 alarm dry contact common.
B4-7 GE- GENE- O General alarm 1A dry contact inverted.
B4-8 GE+ GENE+ O General alarm 1A dry contact normal.
B4-9 CGE COMGENE O General alarm dry contact common.

Optocoupled ALARM outputs are also available on terminal B1:
Pins 1-2-3-4

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Inputs
All inputs are optocoupled.

Electrical characteristics of the optocouplers
Operating voltage: from 5 to 24V
Permissible current in photocoupler LED:
. Maximum: 25 mA
. Nominal: 10 mA
. Minimum: 3 mA
Maximum power: 50 mW per unit
Maximum operating frequency:
200 kHz (Pulse time > 2 s) for tachometer input.
10 kHz object sensor, parallel interface and miscellaneous signals.

Photocell
The photocell is connected to connector C1 (C2 for head 2). This connector is linked to the
DTOP and COM DTOP inputs on the industrial interface board.
The sensor is activated when an object passes in front of it, and sends a signal to the
printer to start printing.
The DTOP input is filtered to a minimum of 100 s to avoid interference. This value can be
programmed.

Disable the object sensor
The VALIMP and COM VALIMP inputs are used to disable the DTOP object detection
signal. These inputs can be linked to any accessory or system, which meets the
specifications indicated below.

Tachometric generator
In cases where the conveyor speed is variable, it is necessary to connect a tachometric (or
tacho) generator with open collector output to sequence printing operations.
The tacho is connected to connector T1 (T2 for head 2). This connector is linked to the
TACHY and COM TACHY inputs on the industrial interface board.
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Data transmitted via the parallel interface
The D0T(1 or 2), D1T, D2T, D3T, D4T, D5T, D6T and D7T signals on the industrial
interface board are used to transmit the message numbers for each printhead. They have
a single common.
Parallel transfer makes it possible to use the "Message selection" mode with the message
library.
Refer to the 9040serial and parallel link manual (#Manual)for information on using this
function.
Other inputs
RAZC1 / RAZ C2:
Sets counter 1 (or counters 1 and 2, depending on software option selected).of the
corresponding head back to the initial value A green LED on each input shows when
the signal is on active status.
INCC 1 / INCC 2:
Increments or decrements counter 1 for corresponding head (or counters 1 and 2,
depending on software option selected). A green LED on each input shows when the
signal is on active status.
STOP 1 / STOP 2:
Stops the corresponding head from printing the current message. A green LED on
each input shows when the signal is on active status.
START / COM START:
Starts and stops the printer
. Active: Printer started.
. Inactive: Printer stopped.
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Outputs
All outputs are optocoupled or are on relay contacts.

Electrical characteristics of the optocouplers
Power supply voltage between signal + and signal (common): 55 V
Maximum output current: 20 mA
Maximum power: 100 mW per optocoupled unit
Maximum operating frequency: 10 KhZ

Print start signal output
The SPROG and COM SPROG outputs for each head are used to provide a print
synchronization signal on a message. This capability makes it possible to obtain a signal
output view of a message during a continuous printout, or to establish when message
printing ends.
This message synchronization output uses the characteristics of a high-speed
photocoupler with an open collector output type phototransistor.
This output also operates in BUSY mode (with the signal 180 differentfrom the SPROG
mode signal). See jumper position table.

Counter 1 final value output
The VALFINI 1 and VALFINI 2 signals show when the final value of counter 1 on the
corresponding head has been reached. The green LEDs on each output show that the
signal status is active.

Alarm outputs
Three alarms are available on the printer:
General alarm (amber):
This alarm indicates a printer malfunction, which does not disable printing. It is
generated to attract the user's attention so that the cause of the problem can be noticed
and corrected
Head 1 ready to print alarm:
This alarm indicates a malfunction on head 1, which disables printing. It can be linked to
a flashing light unit or to an audible alarm and can also be hooked up to an interface to
shut off the power supply to the conveyor and halt the production line.
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The system works as follows:
. Output not activated: the head cannot print (red)
. Output activated: The head is ready to print (green)
Head 2 ready to print alarm: operates in the same way as the alarm for head 1
Three different types of outputs are available for each of these alarm signals:
Optocoupled outputs: OPTOGENE / OPTOT1 / OPTOT2 on connectors B1, B2 and
B3 respectively.
Outputs on relays: GENE / T1 / T2
Each relay output consists of a common ( COMT1, COMT2, COMGE ), a normally-open
dry contact (T1-, T2-, GENE- ) and a normally-closed dry contact (T1+, T2+, GENE+ ) .
Maximum specifications for these contacts are:
1A rms current at rms voltage of max. 24V.

There is an RC filter between all contacts and their respective common to limit any
disturbance caused by a load connected to them during switching operations. Signal
connections are made on terminal block B4.
Green LEDs are used to display "General fault" and "Head ready to print" status.
Outputs on connector J15 for connecting an alarm on socket A at the back of the
printer: GREEN / AMBER / RED.

Serial links
The printer can be controlled via an RS232 or RS422 serial link. Full information on
configuring these links and the communication protocol used is given in the 9040 network
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Physical characteristics
Dimensions
Control cabinet: 927.19 mm X 460 mm X 389.25 mm (36.504" X 18.11" X 15.325")
Single jet and two-jet printhead: 225 mm X 44.5 mm X 47.5 mm (8.8" X 1.7" X 1.9")
Weight
Control cabinet: 40 kg (88.2 lbs)
Head/umbilical assembly: 3 kg (6.6 lbs)
Capacities
Tanks : Total volume: 2 liters (3.52 pints) - Working : 1 liter (1.76 pints)
nstallation details
Working position
Control cabinet: vertical
Printhead: vertical or horizontal
Maximum height differential between head and control cabinet
2 meters ( 6.56 ft)
Distance between head and control cabinet
3 meters (9.8 ft), 5 m (16.4 ft) and 8 m (26.2 ft) depending on type of machine and options.
Head-object distance
G head: 10 mm (0.39") or 30 mm (1.18") depending on font used
M head: 8 mm (0.32") or 20 mm (0.79") depending on font used

Power supply
Electricity
100 V - 240 V AC - Frequency: 50 to 60 Hz
Consumption: Depends on model (see manufacturer's nameplate at the back of the
printer)
Compressed air
Pressure: 5 to 10 bar (72 to 145 psi)
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Operating environment
Temperature
0C to +50C (32F to 122F) depending on ink (see ink technical data sheet)
Humidity
10 to 90%
Normal accessories
Head stand
Object sensor
Tachometric generator
External alarm (visual or audible)
Head protector
Trolley
Traversing head unit
Main operating characteristics
Objects counted individually or in batches
Full programmable time and date stamping facility
Message library
Logo printing
Special characters: Chimney characters, DIN transversal and longitudinal characters
Non-doubled printing for same message
Programmable print delay times
Control via operator interface or via any system with a RS232 or RS422 serial interface
Automatic printer status diagnostics
Automatic ink viscosity regulation
Automatic nozzle unclogging procedure
Automatic printer drain and flush function
Automatic head flush function (depending on configuration)
Pressurized printhead(s) (option)
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Performance
Printing
In all positions on any substrate
Up to 1,024 characters per message per head
1 to 2 lines per jet
1 jets per printer (depending on model)
1 heads per printer (depending on model)
Character height depending on head type and options (contact Markem-Imaje)
Choice of 5, 7, 9, 11, 16 and 24-point character fonts
Ability to print characters and graphic symbols of all types.
Alphabets handled: Arabic, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Greek, Cyrillic and Hebrew
Reverse character reading and printing
Max. speeds
G head: up to 5.58 m/s (1,098 ft/min), depending on font used
M head: up to 3.7 m/s (728 ft/min), depending on font used

Compliance with standards and certifications
Certifications
See manufacturer's nameplate at the back of the printer
CE conformity
Declaration of CE conformity with European machine EMC directives.
Max noise level
< 70 dbA

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2 Head drying kit outlet
3 Pressurization outlet
4 Air filter
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7 Ink tank
8 Restriction tube (0.3 mm)
9 Vacuum pump and motor
10 Pressure pump and motor
11 Ceramic restriction tube
12 Viscometer

13 Anti-pulse system
14 Pressure/temperature sensor
15 Rinsing electrovalve
16 Head filter additive
17 Head filter - ink
18 Self-closing connection
19 Additive addition electrovalve
20 Gutter electrovalve
21 Viscometer drain electrovalve
22 Pressure electrovalve
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Definition
The term consumables refer to Markem-Imaje products which are consumed in the printing
process or which are used to ensure that the printer operates correctly. Consumables
include:
Ink
Used for marking.
The ink formula includes ingredients to provide:
stability when stored in the container (up to use-by date) and when in the printer,
good marking performance (adhesion to identified substrates and resistance to
specific identified constraints).
The most reliable printer performance as they are engineered to meet our
exacting specifications.

Additive
Used to adjust the viscosity of the ink.
The composition of the additive is exactly matched to the requirements of the ink being
used.
Use of lower grade additives may cause performance issues with your printer

Cleaning solution
Used for printer maintenance (head cleaning, etc.).
The composition of the additive is compatible with the ink and additive used.

Flushing liquid
May be required for specific configurations.
The composition of the fluid is suitable for a variety of maintenance tasks.

Anti-clogging liquid
May be required for specific configurations.

Units of sale
Markem-Imaje offers packs of four or six units, depending on the type of ink or additive, as
well as starter kits containing ink and additive.

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Labels

Labels perform three functions.
They identify the supplier and give their supplier's contact details (1).
They give the user information about the product itself (2):
. Part number,
. Manufacturing batch number: This number should be given if you contact our
technical support service,
. Use before end: Date when guarantee on original quality ends.
They give the user information about the risks associated with the ink as defined in
accordance with European directive 91/155/EC (amended) and international standard
ISO 11014-1 (3).


Consumables and applications
The customer bears sole responsibility for the qualification of the application in question.
Qualification of an application covers the ink, inkjet hardware, and the type of substrates
along with the manufacturing process, the marking specifications and so on. Markem-
Imaje can manufacture a wide range of printers and inks, which are available to produce
marking samples for our existing and future customers.
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Ink usage specifications
Users must be in possession of these specifications: they can be obtained from our sales
agencies upon request.
The sheet provides the user with information on operating parameters (such as viscosity,
jet speed, etc.) and on specific printing characteristics (including print speed, head/object
distance and so on), which is applicable to your printer's configuration (nozzle size,
number of nozzles, etc.) and the ink you have selected. The sheet also gives
environmental information concerning the storage and use of a particular ink.

Consumption
You should be aware that ink consumption for a given period depends on the number of
characters printed per object, the number of objects marked during the period, the font
used (matrix, bolderization) and the diameter of the nozzle.
Additive consumption to a large extent depends on printer service time and ambient
temperature, as well as on the print head configuration.

Consumables and safety
The use of our consumables presupposes some knowledge of the physical and chemical
properties associated with them, and familiarity with the safety instructions applicable for
storage, handling and use of these products.
All of this data is contained on the material safety data sheet, which is available on request
from our sales agencies or at our website; www.markem-imaje.com.
Read these sheets before attempting to start the application.
Note:
The presentation and content of the Material Safety Data Sheets comply with European
Directive 91/155/EC (amended) and with international standard ISO 11014-1.
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These sheets provide full information regarding:
Identification of the preparation and the manufacturer,
Composition/information on ingredients contributing to the hazard,
Identification of hazards,
First aid measures,
Fire-fighting measures,
Accidental release measures,
Handling and storage,
Exposure controls/personal protection,
Physical and chemical properties,
Stability and reactivity,
Toxicological information,
Ecological information,
Disposal considerations,
Transport information,
Regulatory information,
Other information.
For:
Operators, technicians and warehouse personnel,
Customer's Health & Safety Committee,
Occupational health officer,
Fire services,
Carriers and customs authorities.

Consumables: Warranties and liabilities
Our consumables have been specially designed for use with Markem-Imaje printers to give
optimum results in terms of ease of use and consumption.
Use of consumables other than those offered by Markem-Imaje renders the hardware
warranty void, and no claims for any deterioration in performance, which could result in
production, stoppages or losses will be accepted.



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12/ 2003
05/ 2005
11/ 2006
03/ 2007
05/ 2008
User Manual
Revisions to this manual
Revision index A corresponds to the first edition of this manual.
The revision index is changed every time the document is revised.

Issue date Document revision index Software index
10/2006 A D90
11/2006 B D90
06/2008 C D90






















This document was produced in French. The French version is deemed to be the only official version and shall constitute the authentic
document in the event of any dispute. Markem-Imaje reserves the right to change the technical characteristics of its products without prior
notice.
Reproduction of this document is prohibited, either in full or in part.
Photos and drawings are not binding.
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