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CE5000 Series
CUTTING PLOTTER
USER'S MANUAL
MANUAL NO. CE5000-UM-153

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    CE5000 Series CUTTING PLOTTER USER’S MANUAL MANUAL NO. CE5000-UM-153...

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    PREFACE Thank you for choosing a Graphtec CE5000 Series cutting plotter. The CE5000-60/120 cutting plotters employ a digital servo drive system to achieve high-speed, high-precision cutting. In addition to cutting marking film and other media, a CE5000 Series cutting plotter can also be used as a pen plotter. To ensure high cutting quality and optimal productivity, be sure to read this User’s Manual thoroughly prior to use.

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    Contents PREFACE ..............................i Notes on this Manual .........................i Registered Trademarks ........................i Copyright ............................i Contents ..............................iii 1. INTRODUCTION Checking the Accessories ....................1-2 Parts Names and Functions ................... 1-3 Front View ......................... 1-3 Rear View .......................... 1-4 Control Panel........................1-5 2.

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    Moving the Pen Carriage in +100 mm Steps ............... 3-12 Test Cutting ........................3-12 4. FUNCTION SETTINGS AND OPERATIONS PAUSE Menu List ......................4-2 Reading the Auto Registration Marks ................4-3 Setting the FEED function ....................4-4 Setting AUTO PRE-FEED ....................4-5 Setting TANGENTIAL Mode ....................

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    5. Setting and Using the Special Functions Description of Special Functions A ................5-2 Enabling/Disabling the “:” and “;” Commands (when the COMMAND setting is GP-GL) .. 5-2 Moving the Pen While Raised or Lowered in Response to the “W” Command (when the COMMAND setting is GP-GL) ...................

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    INTRODUCTION Checking the Accessories ............1-2 Parts Names and Functions ...........1-3...

  • Page 10: Checking The Accessories

    Checking the Accessories Check to confirm that all of the standard accessories listed below are present. If any item is missing, please contact your sales representative or nearest Graphtec vendor promptly. AC power cord Quick Start Manual, Usage Precautions 1 each...

  • Page 11: Parts Names And Functions, Product View, Parts And Functions, Front View

    Parts Names and Functions ■ Front View Cutting mat Pen carriage Grit roller Pen holder Media set lever Control panel Push rollers Serial (RS-232C) interface connector USB interface connector The above illustration is of the CE5000-120 model. Cutting mat ; Cutting or plotting is performed on this mat. Grit roller ;...

  • Page 12: Rear View

    ■ Rear View Power switch AC power inlet Stock rollers Stoppers Stand The above illustration is of the CE5000-120 model. AC power inlet : Connects the power cord to the cutting plotter Power switch : Turns the power supply to the cutting plotter on or off Stand : Supports the cutting-plotter unit Stock rollers...

  • Page 13: Control Panel, Indicator Lamp

    ■ Control Panel Indicator Lamp STATUS: Lights (green) while the power to the cutting plotter is turned on, and is not lit when the cutting plotter is in PAUSE status. This lamp flashes when data is being received from an interface, regardless of whether or not the cutting plotter is in PAUSE status.

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    SETTING UP THE CUTTER PLOTTER Connecting to Your Computer ..........2-2 Turning on the Power ..............2-3 Loading the Medium ..............2-4 Upon detection of no medium during roll media cutting ..................2-11 Adjusting and Mounting the Cutter Pen ......2-11...

  • Page 16: Connecting To Your Computer

    Use a serial cable or USB cable in accordance with the connection method chosen. Obtain a Graphtec- approved interface cable that is compatible with the selected interface port (an RS-232C cable can be pur- chased separately;...

  • Page 17: Turning On The Power

    Turning on the Power Connect the cutting plotter to the AC electrical socket using the power cord provided, and turn on the power. Step Check to confirm that the Power switch is turned off (the “O” side is down). * The illustration below is of the CE5000-120 model. Step Connect the cutting-plotter AC power inlet to a correctly rated electrical socket using the power cord pro- vided.

  • Page 18: Loading The Medium, Loading A Roll Medium

    Load the roll medium onto the stand stock rollers. Placing on the Stand Step Fit the stoppers to one of the stock rollers (loosen the screws on the stoppers first). For the CE5000-60: Stock roller Stoppers For the CE5000-120: Stoppers Stock roller 2 –...

  • Page 19: Loading The Roll Medium

    Step Position the stock roller with the stoppers towards the front, and place the other stock roller toward the rear to suit the roll-medium size. * The illustration below is of the CE5000-120 model. Step Place the roll medium on the stock rollers, and clamp it between the stoppers. Once the position is fixed, tighten the screws on the stoppers.

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    Step Place the roll medium on the stand stock rollers, and then pass the leading edge of the medium from the back of the cutting plotter so it emerges from the front, while making sure to remove any slack in the medium conveyance path.

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    Step After ensuring that there is no slack in the medium’s conveyance path, raise the media set lever to lower the push rollers and provide slack in the medium for a length corresponding to the length of the medium to be used.

  • Page 22: Loading Sheet Media

    ■ Loading Sheet Media Step Lower the media set lever to raise the push rollers. * The illustration above is of the CE5000-120 model. Step With the CE5000-120, load the medium, aligning the edges with the upper and lower scales on the front guide.

  • Page 23: Aligning The Push Rollers

    Step Pressing the key displays “ROLL1 PRESS ENTR”, “ROLL2 PRESS ENTR”, and “SHEET PRESS ENTR”. Select “SHEET PRESS ENTR” and then press the (ENTER) key to confirm the selection. When “SHEET PRESS ENTR” is selected, the front and rear edges are detected. Step After the medium size has been detected, the pen carriage returns to the origin point and the cutting plotter awaits cutting data.

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    Check to confirm that they are positioned correctly. For the CE5000-60 Position the push rollers over the grit rollers to grip each edge of the medium.

  • Page 25: Adjusting And Mounting The Cutter Pen, Upon Detection Of No Medium During Roll Media Cutting

    The mini- mum width of the medium that can be set is 50 mm for the CE5000-60 and 85 mm for the CE5000-120.

  • Page 26: Types And Features Of Cutter Blades, Cutter-pen Construction, Replacing The Cutter Blade

    ■ Types and Features of Cutter Blades Part No. and Blade diameter Compatible Use and features profile and offset plunger CB 09UA ø0.9 mm PHP32-CB09N The standard blade for cutting color adhesive- 0.45 backed media. Suitable for cutting media up to 0.25 mm in thickness.

  • Page 27: Adjusting The Blade Length

    Step Turn the blade-length adjustment knob to retract the blade into the plunger. Step Turn the plunger cap in the counter-clockwise direction to remove it from the plunger. Step Remove the blade from inside the plunger cap. Step Insert the new blade into the hole provided in the plunger cap. Step With the blade inserted into the plunger cap, screw on the plunger from above.

  • Page 28: Mounting A Cutter Pen

    Step Assuming that the medium thickness is “t,” as shown in the figure below, the blade length “r r r r ” should be equal to or slightly greater than “t.” Make sure “r r r r ” is never greater than the combined thickness of the medium and its backing sheet.

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    Step While pushing the pen holder in the upward direction, push the pen all the way into the holder until its flange contacts the upper part of the holder. Make sure that the pen bracket is engaged on the pen’s flange.

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    BASIC SETTINGS AND OPERATIONS Setting the Format of Data to be Received .......3-2 Setting the Interface Conditions ...........3-4 Setting the Cutter-Pen Conditions ........3-5 Displaying the Effective Cutting Area .........3-9 Moving the Pen ................3-9 Setting the Initial Cutting Position ... (Origin Point) 3-10 Stop Function ................3-11...

  • Page 32: Setting The Format Of Data To Be Received

    Before data is sent from the computer, the format (command mode) of the data sent by the application soft- ware must be checked. The cutting plotter accepts two data formats (command modes): GP-GL (Graphtec) and HP-GL commands. Set the command mode to suit the application used.

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    ■ Setting the STEP SIZE If the GP-GL command mode is set, it is possible to change the minimum unit of distance that the cutter pen or pen can travel to one of four settings: 0.01 mm, 0.025 mm, 0.05 mm, or 0.1 mm. The default setting is 0.1 mm, so this setting should be changed if your application specifies a different step size.

  • Page 34: Setting The Interface Conditions

    Setting the Interface Conditions The interface conditions must be set if the RS-232C serial interface is being used. The data transfer rate (baud rate), data length, parity settings, and the handshaking mode for the cutting plotter must be set to match those of the computer operating system.

  • Page 35: Setting The Cutter-pen Conditions, Optimal Cutting Conditions For Each Media Type

    Setting the Cutter-Pen Conditions Before starting cutting, set the TOOL (cutter blade or pen), cutter-blade length, OFFSET, FORCE, SPEED, and QUALITY settings to ensure the optimal cutting conditions. (1) TOOL (cutter blade or pen): Set to suit the material to be cut. (2) Cutter-blade length: Adjust the blade length by referring to the media thickness table below.

  • Page 36: Selecting Cutter-pen-condition Setting Areas, Storing Cutter-pen-condition Setting Areas

    To preserve the pen life, set the FORCE to the lowest setting, and set the SPEED after checking to confirm that there are no faint lines or other problems during plotting. CHECKPOINT • If the SPEED and QUALITY settings are set to high values, the cut/plotted results will have a coarser finish, but the overall cutting/plotting time will be reduced.

  • Page 37: Setting Tool (cutter Blade Or Pen), Setting Offset

    ■ Setting TOOL (cutter blade or pen) Set the type of pen (cutter blade) to be used. Step To display the cutter-pen conditions, either press the (COND.) key when the cutting plotter is in READY mode, or when the media set lever is lowered and the buffer is in the empty (cleared) status. Step Select the setting area (condition number) to be set, and then press the key to move the...

  • Page 38: Setting Force, Setting Speed

    2 0 9 U + 1 1 4 3 0 2 Step Press the key to select the value to be changed in the range specified below. CE5000-60: “1” to “31” CE5000-120: “1” to “38” Press the (ENTER) key to confirm the selection. If other conditions are to be set, press the key to move the symbol to the parameter to be set.

  • Page 39: Setting Quality, Displaying The Effective Cutting Area, Moving The Pen

    2 0 9 U + 1 2 3 3 0 Step Press the key to select the value to be changed in the range specified below CE5000-60: “1”, “2”, “3” CE5000-120: “1”, “2”, “*” Press the (ENTER) key to confirm the selection. If other conditions are to be set, press the key to move the symbol to the parameter to be set.

  • Page 40: Setting The Initial Cutting Position, Origin Point

    Setting the Initial Cutting Position (Origin Point) This function allows the starting position for cutting or plotting to be moved to the desired position. New origin Original origin Step In READY mode, use the , and (POSITION) keys to move the cutter pen to the new origin point.

  • Page 41: Stop Function

    When it is necessary to both move the origin and rotate the coordinate axes, be sure to rotate the coordi- nate axes first. CHECKPOINT After a new origin point is set, the displayed coordinate values of X= and Y= repre- sent the respective distances from the new origin.

  • Page 42: Moving The Pen Carriage In +100 Mm Steps, Test Cutting

    If the Special Function "PAUSE KEY" is set to "MENU" * This is set by default when shipped from the factory. The Pause menu is displayed after the cutting plotter has stopped, allowing you to alter the settings. Step Press the (PAUSE) key while cutting or plotting is in progress to stop cutting or plotting and display the screen shown below.

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    Step Load the medium for test cutting on the cutting plotter. Step Use the , and (POSITION) keys to move the pen carriage to the position for test cutting. Step Switch to READY mode, and then press the (TEST) key. Step When test cutting has been completed, the pen carriage moves to the standby position and the following menu is displayed.

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    FUNCTION SETTINGS AND OPERATIONS PAUSE Menu List ................4-2 Reading the Auto Registration Marks......Setting the FEED function ............4-4 Setting AUTO PRE-FEED ............4-5 Setting TANGENTIAL Mode .............4-6 Auto-Registration-Mark-Reading Settings ..... Clearing the Buffer Memory ..........4-22 Aligning the Coordinate Axes ..........4-23 Distance Adjustment ...............4-25 4.10 Setting the PAGE LENGTH ............4-27...

  • Page 46: Pause Menu List

    PAUSE Menu List Pressing the (PAUSE) key in READY mode displays the PAUSE menu, enabling the various settings to be made. Select the required menu by scrolling through the list using the (NEXT) or (PREV.) key. C O P Y 4.2 Reading the Auto Registration Marks M O V E T O R .

  • Page 47: Reading The Auto Registration Marks

    Reading the Auto Registration Marks Step M O V E T O R . M A R K When “2 POINT,” “3 POINT,” or “4 POINT” has been set (see “4.6 Auto-Registra- F E E D tion-Mark-Reading Settings”), press the (PAUSE) key to switch to PAUSE A U T O P R E F E E D mode and display the following menu.

  • Page 48: Setting The Feed Function

    Setting the FEED function The FEED function feeds the medium forward and backward to leave faint tracks of the grit rollers on it and prevent the media from slipping during a cutting or plotting operation. Step M O V E T O R . M A R K F E E D Press the (PAUSE) key to switch to PAUSE mode.

  • Page 49: Setting Auto Pre-feed

    Setting AUTO PRE-FEED When the AUTO PRE-FEED function is set to “ON,” the medium is automatically fed forward and back- ward by the preset length when data is received. This operation leaves traces of the grit rollers on the media and prevents it from slipping during a cutting or plotting operation. Similarly, if roll media is used, the medium is automatically pulled out by the cutting plotter.

  • Page 50: Setting Tangential Mode

    Setting TANGENTIAL Mode This function should be used for the cutting of thick media (more than 0.3 mm in thickness) and when the cutter blade is not able to turn properly due to the cutting depth, resulting in discrepancies between the start and finish point and the inability to cut sharp corners.

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    Step Press the (ENTER) key or use the key to move the cursor to the right-hand side, and then press key again to display the menu shown below. If the distance adjustment is set for the setting area selected, the distance adjustment will be displayed here. Either press the (ENTER) key or move the cursor to the right-hand side and press the key.

  • Page 52: Auto-registration-mark-reading Settings

    Auto-Registration-Mark-Reading Settings These settings enable pre-plotted media to be cut without any offset by reading the registration marks using the cutting-plotter sensor and adjusting the axes to suit the coordinate data. CHECKPOINT Registration-mark reading accuracy *: Within 0.3 mm * Accuracy when using pens provided with the cutting plotter, high-grade media, and reading the specified pattern.

  • Page 53: Registration-mark Pattern, Medium And Registration-mark Position

    Registration-Mark Pattern The cutting plotter is capable of reading the following registration-mark patterns. Registration-mark pattern 1 Registration-mark pattern 2 Reading Range Required for the Detection of Registration Marks The range required for the detection of registration marks is as shown below. Registration-mark pattern 1 Registration-mark pattern 2 a=6mm...

  • Page 54: Drawing Origin Point

    Drawing Origin Point The drawing origin point following reading of the registration marks will be at the bottom-right registration mark, as shown below. Registration-mark pattern 1 Registration-mark pattern 2 Origin point Origin point ■ Registration-Mark Menu Tree M O V E T O R . M A R K F E E D A U T O P R E F E E D T A N G E N T I A L...

  • Page 55: Setting The Registration-mark Mode

    ■ Setting the Registration-Mark Mode For 2-point alignment, the origin and X-axis registration marks are read; for 3-point M A R K M O D E alignment, the origin, X-axis, and Y-axis registration marks are read; and for 4-point alignment, all four registration marks are read. Axis alignment (correction of any M A R K P O S I T I O N tilt) and distance adjustment are then performed.

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    Setting the Registration-Mark Detection Movement Distance This sets the distance between the registration marks and changes the initial registration-mark scanning position. Avoiding reading areas that obviously do not include registration marks increases the registration- mark reading speed and minimizes the possibility of incorrect reading due to other marks on the medium Registration-mark pattern 1 Registration-mark pattern 2 M A R K M O D E...

  • Page 57: Setting The Registration-mark Pattern

    Step Press the (PAUSE) key to cancel PAUSE mode. CHECKPOINT • This setting is retained in the memory even when the power is turned off. • If the detection movement distance is set to 0 mm, the sensor continues detect- ing between the registration marks without skipping until it detects the next mark.

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    Step Press the (PAUSE) key to cancel PAUSE mode. CHECKPOINT The registration-mark conditions that can be read by the cutting plotter are as fol- lows. • Registration-mark line width: 0.3 mm to 1.0 mm (The registration-mark center lines are used as the data.) •...

  • Page 59: Setting The Registration-mark Distance Adjustment

    Step Use the key to set the value within the range “5 mm” to “20 mm,” and then press the (ENTER) key to confirm. To cancel the selection, press the (NEXT) or (PREV.) key. Step Press the (PAUSE) key to cancel PAUSE mode. Setting the Registration-Mark Distance Adjustment This adjusts the distance between registration marks automatically, rounding up or M A R K M O D E...

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    If “inch” is the unit displayed, select from among “OFF,” “0.25,” “0.5,” “0.75,” “1.0,” “1.5” and “STD.” Step Press the (PAUSE) key to cancel PAUSE mode. Setting the Registration-Mark Origin Point If the registration-mark origin point is not set, it will be positioned as shown in the figures below. This func- tion should be set when it is required to move the origin point from this position.

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    Step Press the (PAUSE) key to cancel PAUSE mode. Adjusting the Registration-Mark Reading Sensor (1) This adjusts the position of the sensor for the reading of registration marks. The adjustment crosshairs are plotted after crosshairs already plotted have been read, and the difference between the two is input to adjust the position.

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    Step Measure the offset of the crosshairs in the X-axis, and enter the distance adjustment. Using the already plotted crosshairs as the point of reference, enter the actual amount of the offset between these crosshairs and the crosshairs that were plotted on top of them after the already plotted crosshairs were read by the sensor.

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    Step Press the (ENTER) key to display the Auto Reg. Mark submenu, and then press the (NEXT) or (PREV.) key until the following menu is displayed. M A R K S E N S O R A D J 2 Step Press the (ENTER) key.

  • Page 64: Setting The Registration-mark Auto-scan Mode

    Setting the Registration-Mark Auto-Scan Mode If the registration marks are at pre-determined positions on the medium, they can be scanned automati- cally. When ON Registration-mark pattern 1 Registration-mark pattern 2 M A R K M O D E was selected Point 4 Point 2 M A R K P O S I T I O N...

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    Step Press the (PAUSE) key to cancel PAUSE mode. Adjusting the Sensitivity of the Registration-Mark Sensor There may be instances when the registration-mark sensor does not function cor- M A R K M O D E rectly, depending on how it is moved. If this happens, adjusting the sensitivity will enable the sensor to perform detection correctly in most cases.

  • Page 66: Clearing The Buffer Memory

    Clearing the Buffer Memory This function deletes the data sent to the cutting plotter. It is used to abort cutting while it is in progress. Step M O V E T O R . M A R K Press the (PAUSE) key to switch to PAUSE mode.

  • Page 67: Aligning The Coordinate Axes

    Aligning the Coordinate Axes This function is used to compensate for any offset in the origin or angular deviation in the coordinate axes that occurs when a medium plotted in another plotter is loaded or when a previously plotted medium is reloaded.

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    Step Use the , and (POSITION) keys to move the cutter pen to alignment point 2 (any point on the X-axis for the previously plotted medium). The coordinates displayed here indicate the distance from alignment point 1. P T 2 Step Press the (ENTER) key to calculate the X-axis angle of inclination and align the axes.

  • Page 69: Distance Adjustment

    Distance Adjustment This function corrects any deviation in the length of cut or the plotted line segments, which occurs depend- ing on the medium being used. The adjustment value for the deviation is specified as a percentage of the total distance. For example, a setting of 0.05% adjusts a distance of 2 m (2,000 mm) by +1 mm (2000 x 0.05% = 1 mm), to become 2,001 mm.

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    Step Select “X” or “Y” using the key. Use the key to increase or decrease the setting within the range of “-2.00%” to “+2.00%,” and then press the (ENTER) key to confirm. If the condition-setting area is set for TANGENTIAL mode, the TANGENTIAL-mode setting will be displayed. Press (ENTER) again.

  • Page 71: Setting The Page Length

    –The cutting plotter is mounted on its stand. S T E P P A S S –Graphtec-specified film is used with the stipulated set- I N I T . D O W N F O R C E ting conditions.

  • Page 72: Setting The Cutting/plotting Area

    4.11 Setting the Cutting/Plotting Area This function allows the area in which cutting/plotting will be performed to be specified, thereby preventing cutting/plotting outside the specified area. This function enables more efficient use of the film through the specification of uncut portions of a film that have already been cut, to avoid the previously cut areas. Note that setting of the cutting/plotting area also repositions the origin point in accordance with the movement of the cutting area.

  • Page 73: Expanding The Cutting/plotting Area

    CHECKPOINT The following message is displayed if the lower-left and upper-right settings are not separated by a distance of at least 5 mm. If this message appears, reset the lower- left and upper-right positions. W R O N G P L O T A R E A 4.12 Expanding the Cutting/Plotting Area This function allows the width of the cutting/plotting area to be extended by 9.5 mm on both sides, for a total increase of 19 mm, enabling cutting to be performed up to the area in which the pinch rollers are posi-...

  • Page 74: Rotating The Coordinate Axes

    4.13 Rotating the Coordinate Axes This function allows the cutting/plotting origin and coordinate axes to be rotated as shown below. New origin When axis-coordinate rotation is “on” When axis- coordinate rotation is “off” Origin Step M O V E T O R . M A R K F E E D Press the (PAUSE) key to switch to PAUSE mode.

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    4.14 Mirroring This function allows the cutting/plotting origin and coordinate axes to be changed, as shown below. The origin when MIRROR is “on” The origin when MIRROR is “off” Step M O V E T O R . M A R K Press the (PAUSE) key to switch to PAUSE mode.

  • Page 76: Cutting/plotting Using The Buffer Memory

    4.15 Cutting/Plotting Using the Buffer Memory (COPY Function) This function is used to make duplicate copies of cutting or plotting data that has been sent from the com- puter and is retained in the cutting plotter’s internal memory. copy 6th copy copy 5th copy copy...

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    If the data to be copied does not fit within the cutting/plotting area, the following message is displayed in step 5. C A N N O T C O P Y Use the , and (POSITION) keys to change the initial copying position or load a medium with an area of sufficient size to fit the copied data.

  • Page 78: Sorting Settings

    4.16 Sorting Settings This function sorts and cuts or plots the cutting/plotting data stored in the buffer memory to minimize the amount of medium feed required. This is useful for data requiring a large number of movements on the drawing with the pen raised. If the data received has been sorted using the application software, sorting the data using the cutting plotter may require additional time.

  • Page 79: Interface Settings

    4.17 Interface Settings If the RS-232C serial interface is used, the interface conditions must be set to ensure that the data-transfer rate (baud rate), parity, data length and handshake settings for the cutting plotter match those set in the application software or computer operating system. This section describes the interface conditions for the cutting plotter.

  • Page 80: Setting The Command Mode

    Before data is sent from the computer, the format (command mode) of data sent by the application soft- ware must be checked. The cutting plotter accepts two data formats (command modes): GP-GL (Graphtec) and HP-GL commands. Set the command mode to suit the application used.

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    ■ Setting the STEP SIZE If the GP-GL command mode is set, the minimum unit of distance that the pen can travel can be changed to one of four settings: 0.01 mm, 0.025 mm, 0.05 mm, or 0.1 mm. The default setting is 0.1 mm, so change this setting if your application specifies a different step size.

  • Page 82: Checking The Wear Rate

    4.19 Blade Wear Detection (When Blade Wear Setup is On) This function calculates the total cutting distance of the cutter blade to indicate when it requires replace- ment. This should be used purely as a guide, as the actual cutter-blade wear will vary depending on the material cut and the cutting conditions (e.g., force) used.

  • Page 83: Setting Wear-rate Groups

    ■Setting Wear-Rate Groups M O V E T O R . M A R K This registers setting areas in groups. F E E D Step A U T O P R E F E E D Press the (PAUSE) key to switch to PAUSE mode. T A N G E N T I A L A U T O R E G .

  • Page 84: Setting Wear-rate Factors, Clearing The Total Distance (wear Rate)

    ■ Setting Wear-Rate Factors This sets factors corresponding to the differences in wear rates due to different materials and cutting con- ditions. Step Press the (PAUSE) key to switch to PAUSE mode. Step Press the (NEXT) or (PREV.) key until the following menu is displayed. B L A D E W E A R S E T U P Step Press the...

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    Step Press the (ENTER) key to display the wear-rate setting submenu, and then press the (NEXT) or (PREV.) key until the following menu is displayed. C L E A R G R O U P Step Press the (ENTER) key to display the wear-rate clear menu. C L E A R G R O U P 1 <...

  • Page 86: Raising And Lowering The Pen

    4.20 Raising and Lowering the Pen This function raises and lowers the pen. Step M O V E T O R . M A R K Press the (PAUSE) key to switch to PAUSE mode. F E E D A U T O P R E F E E D Step T A N G E N T I A L Press the...

  • Page 87: Test Mode, Condition-list Printing

    4.21 TEST Mode The cutting plotter has five test modes: “Condition print (COND. PAT.)” for the printing of setting details, “Self-test” for checking accuracy, “Dump mode” for checking data transfers from the computer, “Cutting demo (CUT. DEMO)” for the cutting of a demo pattern, and “Cutting force test cutting (PRESS TEST CUT)”...

  • Page 88: Self-test-pattern Printing, Dump Mode

    ■ Self-Test-Pattern Printing This function prints out a self-test pattern to check the accuracy of the cutting plotter. Step Mount a plotting pen in the pen carriage, and set the conditions to suit the pen used (e.g., force, pen speed settings) (see “3.3 Setting the Cutter-Pen Conditions”).

  • Page 89: Cutting Demo

    Step Load an A4-size or larger medium. Step Press the (PAUSE) key to switch to PAUSE mode. Step Press the (NEXT) or (PREV.) key until the following menu is displayed. T E S T M O D E Step Press the (ENTER) key to display the test-mode submenu, and then press the (NEXT) or (PREV.) key until the following menu is displayed.

  • Page 90: Cutting Force Test Cutting

    Step Press the (PAUSE) key to switch to PAUSE mode. Step Press the (NEXT) or (PREV.) key until the following menu is displayed. T E S T M O D E Step Press the (ENTER) key to display the test-mode submenu, and then press the (NEXT) or (PREV.) key until the following menu is displayed.

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    Step Press the (ENTER) key to display the Test Mode submenu, and then press the (NEXT) or (PREV.) key until the following menu is displayed. P R E S S T E S T C U T Step To change the cutting conditions, press the (COND.) key to display the conditions setting menu.

  • Page 92: Setting The Pen Up Speed

    R O T A T E (ENTER) key to confirm. M I R R O R CE5000-60/120: “AUTO” “10” “20” “30” “60” cm/s To cancel the selection, press the (NEXT) or (PREV.) key.

  • Page 93: Setting The Offset Force

    R O T A T E (ENTER) key to confirm. M I R R O R CE5000-60: “1” to “31” CE5000-120: “1” to “38” C O P Y...

  • Page 94: Setting The Offset Angle

    4.24 Setting the OFFSET ANGLE This function sets the reference value used to adjust the cutter-blade offset angle to correspond to the dis- placement of the traveling angle as defined by the coordinate movement data received. The cutter blade is controlled above the angle specified.

  • Page 95: Setting The Step Pass

    4.25 Setting the STEP PASS Reducing this setting increases image quality by enabling smooth cutter-blade tip control when arcs are cut. The STEP PASS setting specified is used as the unit for blade tip control, with blade tip control omitted for any data below the STEP PASS setting.

  • Page 96: Setting The Initial Down Force

    4.26 Setting the Initial Down Force The initial down-force setting is useful when TANGENTIAL mode is selected (for the cutting of thick media). With thick film, additional time is required for the cutter blade to penetrate the film fully, even when the nec- essary cutting force is applied.

  • Page 97: Setting The Length Unit

    4.27 Setting the LENGTH UNIT This function specifies the units for coordinates displayed in millimeters or inches. Step M O V E T O R . M A R K Press the (PAUSE) key to switch to PAUSE mode. F E E D A U T O P R E F E E D Step T A N G E N T I A L...

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    Setting and Using the Special Functions Description of Special Functions A ........5-2 Setting Special Functions A ...........5-4 Description of Special Functions B ........5-5 Setting Special Functions B ...........5-5...

  • Page 100: Description Of Special Functions A

    Description of Special Functions A The cutting plotter is provided with the special functions described below. These functions are specified only in special situations, and are not normally used. ■ Enabling/Disabling the “:” and “;” Commands (when the COMMAND setting is GP-GL) This function enables or disables the “:”...

  • Page 101: Enabling/disabling Pen Up Move, Enabling/disabling The Media Sensors, Enabling/disabling The Home Sensors

    ■ Enabling/Disabling PEN UP MOVE This function sets whether the pen will travel to each point specified or only from the initially specified point to the last specified point when consecutive commands are received specifying pen movement while it is raised.

  • Page 102: Setting Special Functions A

    If the media or home sensors have been disabled (set to DISABLED), be sure to specify CAUTION the cutting/plotting area (see “4.11 Setting the Cutting/Plotting Area”). If the cutting/plot- ting area is not specified, the cutting mat may be damaged. Setting Special Functions A Step Turn on the cutting plotter while holding down the...

  • Page 103: Description Of Special Functions B, Setting Special Functions B

    Description of Special Functions B These functions are specified only in the special situations described below, and are not normally used. ■ Display Language Setting (MENU LANGUAGE SELECTION) This function sets the language used on the display. One of six languages can be selected: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, or Japanese.

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    TROUBLESHOOTING The Cutting Plotter Does Not Operate When Turned On ......................6-2 The Cutting Plotter Does Not Operate Correctly .....6-2 The Cutting Results Are Unsatisfactory ......6-3 An Error Message Was Displayed .........6-5...

  • Page 106: The Cutting Plotter Does Not Operate When Turned On

    The STATUS lamp on the The cutting plotter is defective. Contact your sales representative or control panel lights up, but nearest Graphtec dealer. nothing appears on the dis- play panel. The Cutting Plotter Does Not Operate Correctly Symptom Cause...

  • Page 107: The Cutting Results Are Unsatisfactory

    “Paper End” detection. ation and operation is To enable subsequent “Paper End” halted (CE5000-60/120 detection, lower the media set lever only). and perform a feed operation. The Cutting Results Are Unsatisfactory...

  • Page 108

    Symptom Cause Solution The cutting start and end The data is not connected. Check by plotting using a pen, and cor- points for figures do not rect the data. match. The offset force is too low. Increase the offset force (see “4.23 Set- ting the OFFSET FORCE”).

  • Page 109: An Error Message Was Displayed

    Scraps of the medium in the moving parts are impeding operation. If this problem occurs frequently, contact your sales representative or nearest Graphtec dealer. SPEED ERROR is displayed. The pen carriage was subjected to external Turn the cutting plotter off The STATUS lamp flickers.

  • Page 110: Error Messages In Gp-gl Command Mode

    If any of the following command error messages appear, they are nearly always caused by one of the fol- lowing two reasons: • The software or host-computer settings have been changed. • The cutting-plotter interface settings have been changed. Solutions •...

  • Page 111: Error Messages In Hp-gl Command Mode

    Error messages in HP-GL command mode Error message Cause Solution HP-GL ERROR 1 An unrecognizable command was received. Noise was received when the computer was turned Press the ENTER key to cancel the error. The software command settings for controlling the Set the software command set- cutting plotter have been changed.

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    APPENDIX APPENDIX Appendix A Main Specifications ..........A-2 Appendix B Options and Supplies ..........A-3 Appendix C External Dimensions ..........A-4 Appendix D Menu Tree ..............A-5...

  • Page 114

    1,487 x 744 x 1194 mm Weight Approx. 25 kg Approx. 40 kg *1: Varies depending on the type of Graphtec-authorized film and the cutting conditions *2: HP-GL is a registered trademark of Hewlett-Packard Company. *3: Including the stand A – 2...

  • Page 115

    Appendix B Options and Supplies ■ Options Designation Part No. Description Basket PG0016 Basket for CE5000-60 PG0007 Basket for CE5000-120 Loupe PHP-61LOUPE Loupe with 6x magnification ■ Supplies Designation Part No. Description Cutter holder PHP32-CB09N 1 holder for the 0.9-mm-diameter supersteel blade PHP32-CB15N 1 holder for the 1.5-mm-diameter supersteel blade...

  • Page 116

    Appendix C External Dimensions ■ CE5000-60 Units: mm Dimensional accuracy: ±5 mm ■ CE5000-120 1487 A – 4...

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    Appendix D Menu Tree C O P Y M O V E T O R . M A R K F E E D A U T O P R E F E E D M A R K M O D E T A N G E N T I A L M A R K P O S I T I O N A U T O R E G .

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  • Page 119: Table Of Contents

    INDEX Dump mode ...........4-44 AC power cord ..........1-2 AC power inlet..........1-4 Accessories............. 1-2 Enabling/disabling blade wear detection ..5-3 Adjusting the blade length......2-13 Enabling/disabling PEN UP MOVE....5-3 Adjusting the registration-mark reading sensor (1) Enabling/disabling the “:” and “;” commands ...5-2 4-17 Enabling/disabling the home sensors ....5-3 Adjusting the registration-mark reading sensor (2)

  • Page 120: Table Of Contents

    Setting the cutter-pen ........3-5 Setting the cutting/plotting area .....4-28 NEXT .............. 1-5 Setting the FEED function .......4-4 Setting the format of data to be received3-2, 4-36 Setting the initial cutting position (origin point) ..Optimal cutting conditions for each media type3-5 3-10 Options............

  • Page 121

    Types and features of cutter blades....2-12 USB interface connector ......... 1-3 User Guide CD-ROM ........1-2 Water-based fiber-tip pen ....... 1-2 Wear detection..........4-38 Wear-rate groups .......... 4-39 I – 3...

  • Page 122

    The specifications, etc., in this manual are subject to change without notice. CE5000-UM-153 January 15, 2007 1st edition GRAPHTEC CORPORATION...

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