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Honeywell PX4ie Installation Manual

Honeywell PX4ie Installation Manual

Applicator interface kit
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  • Page 1 Applicator Interface Kit For PX4ie, PX6ie Installation Guide PX4-6IE-APIBD-IG-1 Rev B 07/20...
  • Page 2 Follow the procedure to physically install the Applicator Interface board in the printer. Note: This procedure applies to both the PX4ie and PX6ie. For simplicity, the PX4ie is depicted in the illustrations. Turn off the power and disconnect the power cord.
  • Page 3 Remove the eight #T10 Torx screws that hold the left-hand cover. Screw (8 places) Put the cover aside on a soft cloth or similar to avoid scratches. Warning: The electronics compartment contains high voltage components and wires. Do not open the electronics compartment before the printer is safely disconnect from any AC supply.
  • Page 4 Remove the #T20 Torx screw fitted on the hexagonal spacer at the center of the CPU board. Keep the screw. If necessary, reconfigure the interface board by fitting or removing circuits and straps according to the descriptions of each board. 10.
  • Page 5 14. The flat cable should run as illustrated. CPU Board Spacer (existing) Cable Inner Interface Board Screw (existing) 15. Put the cover back on the electronics compartment. 16. Connect the communication cables to the connectors on the printer’s rear plate. 17.
  • Page 6: Serial Interface

    Serial Interface This chapter describes how to modify the interface board for RS-232 non-isolated (standard), RS-422 isolated/full duplex, or RS-485 isolated/half duplex on the port and explains the configuration of the interface connector. Caution: When fitting driver circuit and straps before installing the interface board, make sure that the circuit is not fitted upside down (see front end markings in the illustration).
  • Page 7 RS-232 Connector Configuration RS-232 Socket as DB-9 Signal Meaning seen from the outside Socket External +5VDC max 500mA (automatic switch off at overload, short-circuit protected) Transmit data Receive data Data set ready Ground Data terminal ready Clear to send Request to send Not used RS-422 Connector Configuration RS-422 Socket as...
  • Page 8: Applicator Interface

    RS-485 Connector Configuration RS-485 Socket as DB-9 Signal Meaning seen from the outside Socket External +5VDC max 500mA (automatic switch off at overload, short-circuit protected) provided strap is fitted on P3:A which spoils the galvanical isolation +DATA GNDE Ground -DATA Note: The increased use of LAN networks has made the RS-485 interface somewhat obsolete, because RS-485 requires a special communication protocol and a dedicated wiring system limited to 1,200m (4000ft).
  • Page 9 Applicator Interface IN Signals The Applicator Interface supports 8 digital input ports with optocouplers. All in signals are asserted by setting the pin LOW and de-asserted by setting the pin HIGH. IN Signals Specification Signal Description Min. Typical Max. Vin [High] Input Voltage High Vin [Low] Input Voltage Low...
  • Page 10 Signal Description RTWINEXT_K External input signal for Ready-to-work indicator Anode Opto In Channel RTWINEXT_A External input signal for Ready-to-work indicator Cathode Opto In Channel Applicator Interface OUT Signals The Applicator Interface supports 8 digital output port with optocoupler. There are two methods to connect the output ports on the 44 pins D-Sub connector of the Applicator Interface card, Active High or Active Low.
  • Page 11 Collector Pins: Output 6, 8, 20, 22, 24, 35, 37, 39 Emitter Pins: 5, 7, 9, 21, 23, 25, 36, 38 OUT Signals Specification Signal Description Max. Vceo Collector-Emitter breakdown voltage Veco Emitter-Collector breakdown voltage Collector Current 15mA Simplified schematic of a digital IN port OUTc OUTa OUT Signals Connector Configuration...
  • Page 12: Relay Out

    DC 5V setting and Relay 2 and Relay 4 are configured by DC 24V setting. DC 5V and DC 24V settings are legacy applicator card settings, no power is supplied by PX4IE/6IE applicator card. Any signals that are within the max load breaking capacity of the relay can be connected to the relays.
  • Page 13 Max DC Load Breaking Capacity 40 50 a: resistive load DC Voltage (VDC) b: inductive load L/R=20 ms Connector Configuration Signal Description REL1nc Relay 1 Normally Closed REL1no Relay 1 Normally Open REL1com Relay 1 Common REL2nc Relay 2 Normally Closed REL2no Relay 2 Normally Open REL2com...
  • Page 14 Simplified schematics of a relay OUT port REL no REL nc REL com Applicator Interface Port Functionality The Applicator Interface port contains IN and OUT signals which can be read and set by APIs provided by the printer. This interface can be used to coordinate and control sequence of activities and actions taken between the printer and a connected external applicator in a production environment.
  • Page 15 From the menu, click System Settings > Manage I/O. Chose Enable from the drop down list for the Applicator. From the menu, click Configure > Printing > Applicator. Choose desired settings from the drop down lists. Setting Description Style I-Style, Z-Style, S-Style Startprint Level or Pulse Endprint...
  • Page 16 Setting Description DC 24V Switches REL2com and REL4com between REL2nc, REL2no, REL4nc and REL4no. Selecting Internal 24V will switch REL2nc and REL4nc to REL2com and REL4 com respectively. Selecting External 24V will switch REL2no and REL4no to REL2com and REL4com respectively. Note: Users are not restricted to connect DC 24V to these lines.
  • Page 17 Signal Description Apperr3 Applicator error 3. RTWINEXT External input signal which you can use to monitor the operational status of the entire system. About Applicator Interface OUT Signals This section describes the Applicator OUT signals. Note: Unless described otherwise, all OUT signals are asserted low and de-asserted high.
  • Page 18 Signal Description Ribbon out Asserted when the printer is out of ribbon. Activates an SHM RibbonOut event in the System Health Monitor (SHM). De-asserted when the same event is deactivated. RFIDTagError Asserted when an error related to the RFID tag is occurred during print job and voids the labels.
  • Page 19 Fingerprint also includes a slave protocol, Honeywell Direct Protocol, which allows layouts and variable data to be downloaded from a host and combine into labels, tickets, and tags with a minimum of programming. Honeywell Direct Protocol also includes a versatile error handler and a flexible counter function.
  • Page 20 PORTOUT Supports manually modifying the dataready signal. PORTOUT is not allowed when the applicator port style is set to S-Style. Note: This command is not supported by Direct Protocol. Example: • PORTOUT.DATAREADY ON • PORTOUT DATAREADY OFF Where ON asserts the dataready signal low and OFF de-asserts the dataready signal high.
  • Page 21 • 10 ON PORTIN.PAUSE GOSUB 90 90 pause printer Startprint When the Startprint signal is received, the application moves to a specified subroutine that starts the print job. The Startprint signal must be preceded by the dataready signal as seen in this example. Example •...
  • Page 22 Handling Internal System Errors For internal system errors, the system error signal status can be read at any time within the application so appropriate measures can be taken. When any of these errors occur, the appropriate out signal (including the error) is asserted: •...
  • Page 23 Pause The applicator can toggle the current pause state by using the pause IN signals to simulate pressing Pause on the printer front panel. Startprint When the printfeed command is executed, the print process sets the dataready signal and then waits for the startprint signal to be detected before proceeding with the print job.
  • Page 24: Error Messages

    Error Messages ERRNOAPP Message: Operation not allowed. Applicator Port disabled. Cause: Application send an applicator port command to the printer and the applicator port is disabled. Error number: 88 ERRAPP Message: Operation not allowed. Applicator Port enabled. Cause: Application sent the Fingerprint command PORTOUT(PORT) ON|OFF on a port used by the applicator port when the applicator is enabled.
  • Page 25 EAPPERR3 Message: Applicator Error 3 Cause: AppErr3 in signal detected. Result: Activates event in System Health Monitor (SHM). Error number: 1342 ERTWINEXT Message: RTW External Error Cause: RTWExternal in signal detected. Result: Activates event in System Health Monitor (SHM). Error number: 1343 ENODATAREADY Message: Dataready not enabled...
  • Page 26 Input Applicator error#1 Input AppErr_2 Input Applicator error#2 Input AppErr_3 Input Applicator error#3 Input AppErr_4 Input Honeywell Ready-to-Work indicator input for external errors (RtW_In_Ext) Output RTW_Out Output Honeywell Ready-to-Work indicator output for total system indicator Applicator Interface Kit Installation Guide...
  • Page 27 Applicator Equivalent I-Style, Equivalent S-style Interface (44 pin) Z-Style signal pin signal pin Type Signal Type Signal Type Input Startprint Input Startprint Input Input Feed Input Input Pause Input Input Reprint Input Reprint Input Output Ribbon Output Ribbon Output Output Service Output Error...
  • Page 28: Limited Warranty

    For patent information, see Disclaimer Honeywell International Inc. (“HII”) reserves the right to make changes in specifications and other information contained in this document without prior notice, and the reader should in all cases consult HII to determine whether any such changes have been made.

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