3-2. Pen exchange method
To remove pen, press the pen exchange button, when the
slider is at the right handside, push the pen release lever.
Push the pen release lever
To install the pen, push the tip of the pen through the
ring of the return spring in the fIrst place, then push into
the holder. Upon completion, ensure that the tip of the
pen is engaged with the hole of the pen return spring.
If colour change is done when the pen is disengaged from
the hole, it may cause improper rotation of the rotary
holder as the slider makes contact with the pen. Do not
try to rotate the rotary holder by hand when installing
the pen during replacement of the pens.
3-3. Stepping motor driving Signal
• The X-axis stepping motor and the Y-axis stepping
motor are driven by the two-phase magnet.
Stepping motor driving signal
Basic drive pulse
n n n
: ~ ,
is more effective to save power to shut off current
while the X and Y axis motors are at a halt. But, there
may be a possible malfuction because of unsuppressed
vibration, if the current is turned off with a normal
pulse width. In order to prevent this, current is applied
excessively for more than the given hold time (tMH
lms or more).
3-4. Colour position detector
The colour pOsition detector consists of a reed switch
and a permanent magnet and it may cause malfunction
owing to external vibration, and magnetic influence.
Especially, when deposit of alien matter or paper frag-
ments is between the left end of the carriage and the
frame this may result in a failure of the colour detect
3-5. Character set
Input of an undefmed code up to $20 is ignored. Other
undefmed codes are represented in hexadecimal notation
using the pen in a next color position.
configuration (top view)