IDS152
MULTI FUNCTION SCALE PRINTER

PRINT FEATURES    OPERATING MODES    SPECIFICATIONS

The IDS 152 Multi-Function Printer is unique in the scale industry. With a simple change of  a switch setting, this can be transformed from a slave printer to an intelligent printer. A slave printer basically prints what it is sent. The intelligent mode is used for accumulating and calculating net weights. It is designed specifically to interface with the various digital weight indicators and " smart " terminals used in the industry today. This document printer features a top quality 40 column dot matrix print mechanism with a head life expectancy of 100 million characters. It prints BI-directionally at a speed of approximately 3 lines per second. Multi-copy ticket printing is made easy with it's multi-strike capability. An internal clock is available as a standard feature for time and date printing.

In the slave printer (mode-0) mode, the IDS 152 will interface with practically any serial output device, without changing program chips (EPROM). In this mode, the printers will print exactly what is sent by the device. Software makes these printers smarter by adding header information, transaction and station numbering, time/date etc. as required.

The smart printer modes 1 through 7 enhance the information sent, and add accumulating or calculation functions not possible in sending device ( weight meter). Typical, each weight meter as its own characteristics (data stream) and the smart printer requires a unique EPROM for each weight meter type.

The IDS 152 printers are unique. Approximately 20 of the most common weight meter interfaces are designed into them, and are available by changing a switch setting rather than EPROM's. This gives the scale dealer and the user much more flexibility in selecting or changing weight meters.

Testing and trouble shooting are made easy, a self-test is provided on power up. Reports may be printed to show how the printer is configured. Results of internal component testing and a listing of information received by the printer are also printed as required. These feature isolate the problem saving scale technicians  and the user, time and money if a problem should occur.

COMMUNICATION FEATURES

RS232, 20ma current loop, RS485, are all standard serial interfaces. Even, odd, or no parity, 7 or 8 data bits, and baud rates 300 through 9600 baud are all selectable. One EPROM fits all continuous or demand mode applications. Pulse inputs up to 48V DC are standard for conveyor scale applications. TTL level remote print inputs are also standard. BCD interface is an available option.

PRINT FEATURES

BI-DIRECTIONAL PRINT
The printer normally prints BI-directionally for faster operation.

MULTI-STRIKE PRINT
Multi-strike will print each line from 2 to 10 times. Legibility is increased in multi-copy tickets. The multistrike feature prints in a single direction. When selected, it will over-ride the BI-direction select.

LEFT MARGIN
Left margin is used to move printed text to the right 1 to 18 characters wide. If invert print is used , the text will be moved to the left.

TOP MARGIN
Top margin is used to skip from 1 to 9 lines down the ticket before printing.

INVERT PRINT
Characters are printed upside down, the ticket is inserted upside down for printing. This feature is used to print on the left side of documents wider than the width of 40 characters.

AUTOMATIC PAPER RELEASE
In some applications, the sending device does not send a paper release command. This feature releases the document after printing the last line received.

AUTOMATIC PRINT WRAP
If more than 40 characters (20 Enhanced) are sent without a linefeed command, overflow data is automatically printed on the next line and not lost.

AUTOMATIC LINE FEED
This feature is used when the host device (weight meter etc.) does not send a line feed command after carriage return.

INHIBIT PRINT IF PAPER EMPTY
The printer will not print if the paper is not in place. A "Form " or "Paper" indicator on the front panel indicates paper error.

TIME AND DATE PRINT FORMAT
Time and date can be disabled or printed in six different formats and at 3 different locations.

STATION NUMBERING
Numbers 1 through 9 can be printed in a multiple station application to differentiate between them.

PRINT SIZES: (Normal, Enhanced, or Mixed)
The normal is 12 char/inches (Typewriter size). Enhanced print is double width (6 char/inch). Mixed prints text normal size and numbers enhanced.

TRANSACTION NUMBERING
Up to 10 digits of sequential transaction (ticket) numbering is automatically printed on each transaction. Numbers 5 digit long can be reset, over 5 digits cannot. Use 6 digits up to eliminate pilferage.

HEADER LABEL
Up to 30 characters of company name or other information can be printed on each ticket transaction.

OPERATING MODES

MODE 0
The basic (slave) printer mode prints what is sent. The print switch requests data transmission from the host. The aux switch releases paper.

MODE 1
Prints the weight on the scale in the form:         
                                                   WEIGHT             2345LB

MODE 2
Prints weight on the scale with gross, and tare labels. Depress print switch to print GROSS, and depress aux switch to print TARE.
                                                   GROSS             29687LB
                                                   TARE                   1977LB

MODE 3
Provides gross, tare and net printing in two weighments. The aux switch stores tare weight. The print switch causes the printer to print gross, tare, and net weights.
                                                   GROSS             3966LB
                                                   TARE                1970LB
                                                   NET                   1996LB

MODE 4
Provides a totalize register for summing weighments. The print switch prints the weight and adds it to the total register. The aux switch prints the total. Press the aux switch twice within 10 seconds to clear the total register.
                                                   WEIGHT           6962LB
                                                    WEIGHT            6962LB
                                                    TOTAL             13924LB
                                                    TOTAL CLEARED

MODE 5
Provide a subtotal and total register. The print switch prints the weight on the scale and adds it to the total and subtotal registers. The aux switch prints and clears the subtotal registers. Press aux again to print the total. Press aux twice within 10 seconds to clear the total register.
                                                   WEIGHT             966LB
                                                   WEIGHT            1964LB
                                                   SUBTOT           2930LB
                                                   TOTAL            10788LB

MODE 6
This mode is used for sequentially numbering and totalizing weighments. The print switch prints a sequence number and weight. The aux switch prints the total.
                                                   # 1                     1964LB
                                                   # 2                     2962LB
                                                   # 3                     3962LB
                                                   TOTAL           10788LB

MODE 7
Allows the weigh-in of a truck, container, etc. either empty or full, and weigh-out after filling or unloading. Print and aux switches operate like Mode 3.
                                                   WEIGH-IN         3962LB
                                                   WEIGH-OUT     2962LB
                                                   NET WEIGHT  1000LB


SPECIFICATIONS

GENERAL SPEC.
Power:
120 VAC  10%, 50/60 Hz,  or  240 VAC  10%, 50/60Hz.

Power Consumption operating:    90 watts.

Environmental:   32 F to 115 F (0 C to 46 C), to 80% non-condensing relative humidity.

Size:     12" wide, 9" deep, and 8 " high (30.5 x 22.5 x 21.0 cm).

Weight:      18 lbs (8.1 kg).

Enclosure Construction:     16 ga. Cold Rolled Steel Sheet Metal.

PRINTING SPEC.

Type:    5 X 7 dot matrix, serial impact.

Character Size:    0.12 high, 0.07 wide (3.1mm x 1.8mm) [0.14 wide (3.6mm) when enhanced.

Line Spacing:    6 lines per inch (4.23mm).

Pitch:     12 characters per inch (2.12mm).

Print Speed:    3 Lines per second.

HARDWARE

A 4k input buffer insures data from the transmitting device is not lost while the printer is printing. A Ni-Cad battery and charging circuit protect the transaction number, time and date, and totals form being lost for up to 2 weeks without power. All other information such as the header labels etc is stored in earom so it will never be lost even if the battery fails. Costly repairs are eliminated by fusing each individual dot head solenoid to insure against damage




Updated on 9/17/99