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|How to calabrate the label sensor on Toshiba TEC printers ?|
|I am replacing my older SATO M8400/M8450 printer. How do I get backwards compatibility with older printer settings/menus?|
ANSWERS TO FAQ
• Remove a label from the liner and slide the web into the sensor
• Press and hold the NORMAL button momentarily and the green
AUTOSET LED will flash. Then it will come on solid.
• The unit is ready for operation
• Activate the applicator and you will see the red LED flash every
time it detects a gap.
|Switch the printer on with the buttons feed and pause pressed. Press feed to display Sensor adjust. Press pause until transmissive is displayed. With the liner in the cells press on restart until a star is displayed next to the value (around 4.7V) press Pause the calibration is finished.|
|GAP - When setting the gap threshold, the voltage shown on
the top line of the display must be measured with nothing but
the backing in the sensor and then again with a label still
attached to the backing. The formula to be used for setting the
(High Voltage Level + Low Voltage Level) x 0.5 = Start Value
1. Insert a label still attached to the backing into the sensor
and close the Label Hold-Down. Record the voltage shown
on the top line of the LCD panel. This line should have the
message GAP on the top line (DIP switch DSW2-2 =
OFF). Make sure the label is all the way under the sensor.
2. Strip the label from the backing and insert the backing strip
under the sensor and close the Label Lid. Record the
voltage shown on the top line of the LCD panel. The voltage
ranges measured should be within the following ranges:
Backing with label = 2.0V to 3.5V
Backing without label = Less than 1.0V
If the measured values are outside this range, you may
have trouble in finding a value that will work properly under
all conditions. If this is the case, a higher quality label may
be needed to get adequate performance.
3. Calculate the starting point voltage using the formula.
4. Use the LINE key to step the counter to the desired setting.
The display will increment one step for each time the LINE
key is pressed. If the LINE key is held pressed for more
than two seconds, it will automatically go into the fast scroll
mode. The reading will advance to a setting of 4.9 (the
maximum voltage) after which it will automatically wrap and
start at 0.0 again. If a value of 0.0 is set, the printer will
automatically set the level each time the printer is powered
on with labels loaded and the head is closed.
5. Once the setting iscorrect, pressing the FEED key will
accept the setting and advance the next display.
|In order to obtain backwards functionality with older SATO printer models, verify correct density print head is installed (M8400=203dpi/M8450=305dpi). Turn power off and place DSW2-8 ON and power printer ON. Be mindful of the print area of the M8450 printer model is 5”, where on the M84Pro series it is 4.1” and would require you to consider using the SATO CL612e printer.|
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