Paxar TC6032EM User Manual

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Monarchâ

Pathfinderâ Ultraâ

Silver Printer

TC6032EM Rev. AE 2/03 ©2002 Paxar Corporation. All rights reserved.

Each product and program carries a respective written warranty, the only warranty on which the customer can rely. Paxar reserves the right to make changes in the product and the programs and their availability at any time and without notice. Although Paxar has made every effort to provide complete and accurate information in this manual, Paxar shall not be liable for any omissions or inaccuracies. Any update will be incorporated in a later edition of this manual.

©2002 Paxar Corporation. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, transmitted, stored in a retrieval system, or translated into any language in any form by any means, without the written permission of Paxar Corporation.

Trademarks

Monarch®, Pathfinder®, Ultra®, 6032, 6076, 9462, and 9464 are registered trademarks of Monarch Marking Systems, Inc.

Paxar is a trademark of Paxar Corporation.

RBRC® is a trademark of Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation.

Paxar Corporation

170 Monarch Lane

Miamisburg, OH 45342

TA B L E O F C O N T E N T S

Introduction ..................................................................................... 1-1

Getting Started ...............................................................................

1-1

Using this Manual ...........................................................................

1-2

Using Batteries ................................................................................

2-1

Charging Batteries ..........................................................................

2-1

Changing Batteries .........................................................................

2-2

Recycling Batteries .........................................................................

2-3

Safety Information ..........................................................................

2-3

Using Supplies .................................................................................

3-1

Loading Supplies ............................................................................

3-1

Loading for Peel Mode .................................................................

3-3

Loading for Non-PeelMode ..........................................................

3-6

Removing Supplies .........................................................................

3-6

Basic Operations ..............................................................................

4-1

Using the Keypad ...........................................................................

4-1

Entering Data .............................................................................

4-2

Using the Display ...........................................................................

4-3

Reading the Status Line ...............................................................

4-3

Scanning Bar Codes .......................................................................

4-4

Certification Note............................................................................

4-6

Printing..........................................................................................

4-7

Power Management.........................................................................

4-7

Attaching the Safety Strap ...............................................................

4-7

Helpful Reminders ..........................................................................

4-8

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Care and Maintenance ......................................................................

5-1

Cleaning ........................................................................................

5-1

Printhead ...................................................................................

5-2

Platen Roller ..............................................................................

5-3

Pinch and Feed Rollers ................................................................

5-4

Black Mark Sensor ......................................................................

5-5

Scanner Window .........................................................................

5-5

Scanner Flex Cable .....................................................................

5-6

Clearing Supply Jams .....................................................................

5-7

Storing the Printer ..........................................................................

5-8

Troubleshooting ...............................................................................

6-1

Error Codes ................................................................................

6-2

Glossary ..........................................................................................

6-1

Reference Information ......................................................................

6-1

Specifications.................................................................................

6-1

Accessories/Options .......................................................................

6-2

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I N T R O D U C T I O N

1

 

 

The Monarch® Pathfinder® Ultra® Silver 6032™ printer scans bar codes and prints.

This manual describes how to use these printers.

G e t t i n g S t a r t e d

To start using the printer, you must:

1. Charge the battery. See “Charging Batteries” in Chapter 2.

NOTE: Charge the battery as soon as you receive the printer, even if you do not use it right away.

2. Insert the charged battery in the printer. See “Changing Batteries” in Chapter 2.

3. Attach the safety strap found in the documentation package. See “Attaching the Safety Strap” in Chapter 4.

4. Load supplies in the printer. See “Loading Supplies” in Chapter 3.5. Turn on the printer.

Introduction 1-1

U s i n g t h i s M a n u a l

Following is a summary of the contents of this manual.

 

Chapter

Contents

 

 

 

1

Introduction

Information you should know before using the printer.

 

 

 

2

Using the Battery

Charging, changing, and using batteries safely.

 

 

 

3

Using Supplies

Supply loading and removal.

 

 

 

4

Basic Operations

Everyday printer usage.

 

 

 

5

Care and

Clearing supply jams and cleaning the printer.

 

Maintenance

 

 

 

 

6

Troubleshooting

Common problems and their solutions.

 

 

 

A

Glossary

Printer terms and their definitions.

 

 

 

B

Reference

Printer specifications and accessories/options.

 

Information

 

 

 

 

The printer’s end user should read this manual. This person uses the printer to print and scan bar codes.

In addition to this manual, you also have a printed, quick-referenceversion of this manual. Other documentation is available on our Web site.

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U S I N G B AT T E R I E S

2

 

 

The printer uses a 7.4V lithium-ionbattery that is also used with several other Monarch® printers.

NOTE: The printer takesonly this battery.Do Not substitute batteries from any other manufacturer.

This chapter describes how to charge batteries, change batteries, and use them safely.

C h a r g i n g B a t t e r i e s

You must charge the battery when you receive the printer, even if you do not use it right away.

To charge batteries, use either the Monarch 9462™ single-stationor 9464™four-stationbattery chargers. See the documentation for those chargers for more information.

WARNING: The battery might explode if placed on a different charger.

Using Batteries 2-1

C h a n g i n g B a t t e r i e s

To change the battery:

1. Turn the printer over and press the button on the battery compartment door (at the bottom of the printer’s handle) and slide it open (the door stays attached).

Battery

Compartment

Door

Button

2. Turn the printer upright, holding your palm beneath the open battery compartment. Hit the printer on your hand and catch the battery as it slides out.

Battery

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3. Insert a new battery into the compartment(non-ribbedend first).

4. Slide the compartment door shut. You will have to press the battery in slightly so the door fits over it. When the door shuts, you hear it click into place.

R e c y c l i n g B a t t e r i e s

The Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation (RBRC® ) is anon-profitorganization that promotes rechargeable battery recycling. The RBRC acceptsLi-Ionbatteries. For more information about how to recycle batteries in your area, visit www.rbrc.org.

You can also contact your Paxar Service Representative about sending your batteries in for recycling.

S a f e t y I n f o r m a t i o n

You must charge the battery before using it. For optimal battery life, charge the battery within three months of receipt.

WARNING: The battery might explode if placed on a different charger.

Take the battery out of the printer when storing the printer for a month or longer.

The optimal battery storage temperature is 50°F – 73°F (10°C – 23°C), with a maximum of 104°F (40°C). The battery may lose its charge capacity permanently if stored at temperatures less than 32°F (0°C) or greater than 104°F (40°C). For longest life, the battery should be stored in a cool, dry place.

The recommended temperature for charging is 68°F – 77°F (20°C – 25°C)

Using Batteries 2-3

Disposal Information – Do not throw in trash. Dispose to your local

regulations. The Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation (RBRC® ) is anon-profitorganization created to promote recycling of rechargeable batteries. For more information about how to recycle batteries in your area, visitwww.rbrc.org. Batteries can also be returnedpostage-paidto: ERC; 200 Monarch Lane Door #39; Miamisburg, OH 45342.

CAUTION

Do Not disassemble,short-circuit,heat above

80°C, or incinerate the battery. It may explode.

The battery should be charged immediately for either long-termstorage or after the battery has been exhausted from a printing session. Frequent charging will actually prolong battery life and has no negative effects such as memory issues.

Do not let the battery come into contact with metal objects.

Do not use a battery with a cracked case.

Do not let the battery get wet.

The operating temperature for the battery is the same as for the printer. See “Reference Information.”

It is normal for battery capacity to decrease up to 20% over the first 300 cycles of use.

The battery should be charged immediately for either long-termstorage or after the battery has been exhausted from a printing session. Frequent charging will actually prolong battery life and has no negative effects such as memory issues.

The printer uses battery power even when the printer is not printing. Remove the printer’s battery and place on a charger when the printer is not in use.

Many factors affect your battery’s performance, including the quantity of labels printed, intervals of batches printed, percentage of black per label, and power management.

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