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CE5000-120 AP
CUTTING PRO
USER'S MANUAL
MANUAL NO.CE50AP-UM-152

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    CE5000-120 AP CUTTING PRO USER’S MANUAL MANUAL NO.CE50AP-UM-152...

  • Page 2: To Ensure Safe And Correct Use

    To Ensure Safe and Correct Use To Ensure Safe and Correct Use • To ensure the safe and correct use of your cutting plotter, read this manual thoroughly prior to use. • After reading this manual, keep it in a handy location for quick reference as necessary. •...

  • Page 3: Safety Precautions

    • After confirming that smoke is no longer being emitted, contact your sales Prohibited representative or nearest Graphtec vendor for repairs. • Never attempt to perform repairs yourself. Repair work by inexperienced personnel is extremely dangerous. Do not disassemble, repair, or remodel the cutting plotter.

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    Safety Precautions Safety Precautions WARNING Do not use the power cord if it is damaged. • Use of a damaged cord may result in electric shock or a fire hazard due to current leakage. Unplug the power • Replace the power cord with a new one. cord from the socket Do not allow dust or metal scraps to adhere to the power plug.

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    • Use of the cutting plotter in such a condition may result in electric shock or a fire hazard due to current leakage. Unplug the power • Contact your sales representative or nearest Graphtec vendor for repairs. cord from the socket When disconnecting the power cord or interface cable, do not pull on the cord/cable.

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    Safety Precautions Safety Precautions CAUTION Do not attempt to lubricate the cutting-plotter mechanisms. • Such action may cause it to break down. Prohibited Do not clean the cutting plotter using volatile solvents such as thinner or benzene. • Such action may impair its performance. Prohibited Provide sufficient space around the cutting plotter so that it does not strike any objects in its vicinity during cutting or plotting.

  • Page 7: Selecting A Power Cable

    Selecting a Power Cable Selecting a Power Cable Plug Configuration Plug Type Reference Standards Power Cable North America ANSI C73.11 UL Listed 125 V NEMA 5-15 10 A UL498/817/62 Type SJT CSA22.2 No.18AWG x 3 NO.42/21/49 300 V, 10 A Europe CEE(7)VII TYPE: H05VV-F...

  • Page 8: Preface

    Preface Preface Thank you for choosing a Graphtec CE5000-120AP cutting plotter. This cutting plotter employs a digital servo drive system to achieve high-speed and high-precision cutting operations. Besides cutting apparel paper and other media, it can also be used as a pen plotter.

  • Page 9: Table Of Contents

    Contents Contents To Ensure Safe and Correct Use Conventions Used in This Manual ......................i Description of Safety Symbols ......................i Safety Precautions ............................ii Selecting a Power Cable ..........................vi Preface ................................vii 1 Introduction Checking the Accessories ......................1-2 Parts Names and Functions .....................

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    Contents Moving the Pen Carriage in +100 mm Steps ................3-9 Test Cutting ..........................3-10 4 Function Settings and Operations PAUSE Menu List ........................4-2 Clearing the Buffer Memory ...................... 4-3 Setting the FEED & CUT function .................... 4-4 Blade Wear Detection (When Blade Wear Setup is On) ............4-5 Checking the Wear Rate .......................

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    Contents 5 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 Display Language Setting (MENU LANGUAGE SELECTION) ........... 5-5 Setting Special Functions B ..................... 5-5 6 Troubleshooting The Cutting Plotter Does Not Operate When Turned On ............

  • Page 12: Introduction

    CHAPTER Introduction 1.1 Checking the Accessories 1.2 Parts Names and Functions 1.3 Assembling the Stand...

  • Page 13: Checking The Accessories

    1.1 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...

  • Page 14: Parts Names And Functions

    Introduction 1.2 Parts Names and Functions Front View Cutter pen holder Pen holder Pen station Cutting mat Control panel Grit roller Pen carriage Media set lever Serial (RS-232C) interface connector interface connector Stopper Stock shaft Push rollers Cutting mat ....Cutting or plotting is performed on this mat. Grit roller ....

  • Page 15: Rear View

    Introduction Rear View Power switch AC power inlet Stand Basket Alignment shaft Basket ...... Used to catch media after it has been cut. Alignment shaft ..Used when loading roll media. Power switch ... Turns the power supply to the cutting plotter on or off. AC power inlet ..

  • Page 16: Control Panel

    Introduction Control Panel Indicator Lamp STATUS ..Illuminates while the power to the cutting plotter is turned on, and goes out 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.

  • Page 17: Assembling The Stand

    Introduction 1.3 Assembling the Stand Stand Construction The stand is made up of the following parts. Stand side bar x 2 (L/R) Center bar x 1 Hexagonal socket bolt (M6) x 8 Allen wrench (M6) x 1 Stopper x 2 (L/R) Alignment shaft x 1 Stock shaft x 1 Basket Construction...

  • Page 18: Assembling The Stand

    Introduction Assembling the Stand (1) Fasten the center bar to the stand side bars (L/R) temporarily with the hexagonal socket bolts (M6), using the Allen wrench. Front side Center bar Stand side bar Hexagonal socket bolt (M6) (2) Fasten the sheet support pipe brackets to the stand tops with the hexagonal socket bolts (M6). stand tops Support pipe bracket Hexagonal socket bolt (M6)

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    Introduction (3) Insert the sheet support pipes into the sheet support pipe brackets. Use the lower holes for the pipe that will be at the front of the cutting plotter, and the upper holes for the pipe that will be at the rear.

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    Introduction (5) Attach the media guide bracket to the underside of the front panel. Loosen the two decorative screws that are attached to the underside of the front panel (one on each side) by two or three turns, slot the bracket in, and then tighten the screws. Decorative screw Media guide bracket CAUTION...

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    Introduction (7) Tighten all the hexagonal bolts that were temporarily fastened in step 1. (8) Pull out the sheet support pipes, and attach the sheet to them. Pass the sheet over the center bar, and fasten the ends to the support pipes using the press-studs. Sheet support pipe Pass over the center bar Press-stud...

  • Page 22: Setting Up The Cutter Plotter

    CHAPTER Setting up The Cutter Plotter 2.1 Connecting to Your Computer 2.2 Turning on the Power 2.3 Loading the Medium 2.4 If the sensor detects that there is no paper left while roll paper is being cut 2.5 Adjusting and Mounting the Cutter Pen 2.6 Mounting the Pen...

  • Page 23: Connecting To Your Computer

    Use a Centronics-compatible serial cable or USB cable in accordance with the connection method chosen. Obtain a Graphtec approved interface cable that is compatible with the interface ports (the interface cables are available separately).

  • Page 24: Turning On The Power

    Setting up The Cutter Plotter 2.2 Turning on the Power Connect the cutting plotter to the AC electrical socket using the power cord provided, and turn on the power. (1) Check to confirm that the Power switch is turned off (the "O" side is down). (2) Connect the cutting-plotter AC power inlet to a correctly rated electrical socket using the power cord provided.

  • Page 25: Loading The Medium

    Setting up The Cutter Plotter 2.3 Loading the Medium Load the medium, aligning it with the right-hand grit roller when viewed from the front so that it registers with the media sensor. Then, adjust the push-roller position to match the width of the medium. The cutting plotter can use media in roll or sheet form.

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    Setting up The Cutter Plotter Align the collar with the shaft holder, and then press down firmly on the collar until it is fully seated. Press down firmly Shaft holder Collar CAUTION on the collar • While cutting or plotting is in progress, please keep your hands, hair, etc., away from the shaft holder and the collar.

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    Setting up The Cutter Plotter (5) Move the stock shaft stopper to the FREE position. FREE position: This is the status when the lever has been pushed down and engaged, and the silver-colored section is hidden. The stock shaft rotates in the FREE status. FREE LOCK CAUTION...

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    Setting up The Cutter Plotter (8) Move the stock shaft stopper to the LOCK position. LOCK position: This is the status when the lever has been pulled up and inserted into the groove, and the silver-colored section can be seen. The stock shaft does not rotate in the LOCK status. FREE LOCK CAUTION...

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    Setting up The Cutter Plotter (12) Move the stock shaft stopper to the FREE position. FREE position: This is the status when the lever has been pushed down and engaged, and the silver-colored section is hidden. The stock shaft rotates in the FREE status. FREE LOCK CAUTION...

  • Page 30: Loading A Sheet Media

    Setting up The Cutter Plotter Loading a Sheet Media (1) Lower the media set lever to raise the push rollers. (2) Load the medium, aligning the edges with the upper and lower scales on the front guide. Media sensor Align with scale CHECKPOINT Load the medium so that it passes over the media sensor.

  • Page 31: Aligning The Push Rollers

    Setting up The Cutter Plotter Aligning the Push Rollers Adjust the position of the left- and right-hand push rollers to suit the medium width. Position the push rollers at either edge of the medium so that they are above the grit rollers. Adjust the push rollers so that they are positioned above both the medium and the grit rollers.

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    Setting up The Cutter Plotter Position push rollers (1) and (3) over the grit rollers to grip each edge of the medium, and position push roller (2) over the grit roller nearest the center of the medium. The medium is gripped by the three push rollers (1), (2), and (3).

  • Page 33: If The Sensor Detects That There Is No Paper Left While Roll Paper Is Being Cut

    Setting up The Cutter Plotter 2.4 If the sensor detects that there is no paper left while roll paper is being cut If the media sensor detects that there is no paper left during a roll paper cutting operation, cutting is stopped automatically.

  • Page 34: Adjusting And Mounting The Cutter Pen

    Setting up The Cutter Plotter 2.5 Adjusting and Mounting the Cutter Pen Individual cutter blades have a variety of features. Select the optimal cutter blade to suit the medium to be cut. CAUTION To avoid cutting your fingers, always handle the cutter blade with caution. Types and Features of Cutter Blades Part No.

  • Page 35: Replacing The Cutter Blade

    Setting up The Cutter Plotter Replacing the Cutter Blade CAUTION To prevent cutting your fingers, always handle the cutter blade with caution. 1.5-mm-diameter cutter pen 0.9-mm-diameter cutter pen adjustment knob (red) adjustment knob (blue) Plunger Plunger 0.9-mm-dia. blades 1.5-mm-dia. blades Spring Plunger cap Plunger cap...

  • Page 36: Mounting The Cutter Pen

    Setting up The Cutter Plotter (2) First align the blade tip with the tip of the cutter pen, and then extend the blade from that position to suit the thickness of the media to be cut. (3) As a guideline for determining the proper blade length, run a test cut (for instructions, see Section 3.7 "Test Cutting"...

  • Page 37: Mounting The Pen

    Setting up The Cutter Plotter 2.6 Mounting the Pen Mount a pen in the pen station CHECKPOINT When mounting a pen for this cutting plotter, be sure to mount it at the pen station. To avoid injury, avoid touching the pen immediately after the cutting plotter is turned on or whenever the pen is moving. Open the holder arm of the pen station with your finger, then mount the pen in the pen holder.After the pen is properly mounted, close the holder arm to secure the pen.

  • Page 38: Basic Settings And Operations

    CHAPTER Basic Settings and Operations 3.1 Setting the Cutter-Pen Conditions 3.2 Displaying the Effective Cutting Area 3.3 Moving the Pen 3.4 Setting the Initial Cutting Position (Origin Point) 3.5 Stop Function 3.6 Moving the Pen Carriage in +100 mm Steps 3.7 Test Cutting...

  • Page 39: Setting The Cutter-pen Conditions

    Basic Settings and Operations 3.1 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. TOOL (cutter blade or pen) ......Set to suit the material to be cut. Cutter-blade length ...

  • Page 40: Storing And Selecting Cutter Pen Condition Setting Areas

    COND. No. By selecting a different COND No., you can easily switch between pre-defined cutting conditions for eight sets of media. CHECKPOINT The pen number settings for the CE5000-120AP are as follows. These settings cannot be changed. Command-specified Physical COND. No.

  • Page 41: Setting Offset

    Basic Settings and Operations Setting OFFSET This setting adjusts the offset of the cutter blade to suit the blade type used. The tip of the blade mounted in the cutter-pen plunger is not positioned at the center of the pen, so correction is required.

  • Page 42: Setting Quality

    Basic Settings and Operations Setting QUALITY Sets the acceleration used in cutting. (1) Press the (COND.) key in READY mode to display the cutter-pen conditions. (2) Select the setting area (condition number) to be set, and then use the key to move the s symbol to the position shown below.

  • Page 43: Displaying The Effective Cutting Area

    Basic Settings and Operations 3.2 Displaying the Effective Cutting Area Press the (ENTER) key in READY mode to display the current effective cutting area. X 0 0 0 0 m m Y 0 0 0 m m 3.3 Moving the Pen In READY mode, press the key to move the pen carriage to the left or right, and the to feed the medium backward or forward.

  • Page 44: Setting The Initial Cutting Position (origin Point)

    Basic Settings and Operations 3.4 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 (1) In READY mode, use the (POSITION) keys to move the cutter pen to the new origin point.

  • Page 45: Stop Function

    Basic Settings and Operations 3.5 Stop Function Cutting or plotting can be stopped by pressing the (PAUSE) key while cutting or plotting is in progress. Raising or lowering the media set lever while cutting or plotting is stopped does not require the medium to be selected, and so the medium can be replaced or reset.

  • Page 46: Moving The Pen Carriage In +100 Mm Steps

    Basic Settings and Operations 3.6 Moving the Pen Carriage in +100 mm Steps This function allows the pen carriage to be moved from its current position in +100 mm steps along the X- and Y-axes. 100mm Moved pen-carriage position Original pen-carriage position In READY mode, press the key while holding down the (ENTER) key to move the pen...

  • Page 47: Test Cutting

    Basic Settings and Operations 3.7 Test Cutting Test cutting can be performed after selecting the TOOL (cutter blade) and specifying the cutter-blade length, OFFSET, FORCE, SPEED, and QUALITY settings to ensure that the selected cutting conditions actually produce the desired cutting results. Check how far the blade cuts into the medium and how corners are being cut;...

  • Page 48: Function Settings And Operations

    CHAPTER Function Settings and Operations 4.1 PAUSE Menu List 4.2 Clearing the Buffer Memory 4.3 Setting the FEED & CUT function 4.4 Blade Wear Detection (When Blade Wear Setup is On) 4.5 Raising and Lowering the Pen 4.6 Selecting the Type of Perforated Line 4.7 Setting TANGENTIAL Mode 4.8 Selecting the Blade Tip's Initial Position 4.9 Setting the PEN UP SPEED...

  • Page 49: Pause Menu List

    Function Settings and Operations 4.1 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 L E A R B U F F E R 4.2 Clearing the Buffer Memory 4.3 Setting the FEED &...

  • Page 50: Clearing The Buffer Memory

    Function Settings and Operations 4.2 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. (1) Press the (PAUSE) key to switch to PAUSE mode. C L E A R B U F F E R (2) Stop the transmission of data from the computer if this is in progress.

  • Page 51: Setting The Feed & Cut Function

    Function Settings and Operations 4.3 Setting the FEED & CUT function TThis function enables cross-cutting of the medium. Cutting is performed after one page has been fed. The page length is the length specified in Section 4.30 "Setting the Page Length. (1) Press the (PAUSE) key to switch to PAUSE mode.

  • Page 52: Blade Wear Detection (when Blade Wear Setup Is On)

    Function Settings and Operations 4.4 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 replacement. 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 53: Setting Wear-rate Groups

    Function Settings and Operations Setting Wear-Rate Groups This registers setting areas in groups. (1) Press the (PAUSE) key to switch to PAUSE mode. (2) 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 (3) Press the (ENTER) key to display the wear-rate setting submenu.

  • Page 54: Clearing The Total Distance (wear Rate)

    Function Settings and Operations Clearing the Total Distance (Wear Rate) Always zero the total-distance display when a cutter blade has been replaced. This starts the total-distance calculation from zero. (1) Press the (PAUSE) key to switch to PAUSE mode. (2) Press the (NEXT) or (PREV.) key until the following menu is displayed.

  • Page 55: Raising And Lowering The Pen

    Function Settings and Operations 4.5 Raising and Lowering the Pen This function raises and lowers the pen. (1) Press the (PAUSE) key to switch to PAUSE mode. C L E A R B U F F E R (2) Press the (NEXT) or (PREV.) key until the following menu is displayed.

  • Page 56: Selecting The Type Of Perforated Line

    Function Settings and Operations 4.6 Selecting the Type of Perforated Line The CUT LINE PAT. function lets you specify one of seven types of cut lines from 0 to 6. If you select OFF, a solid line is cut. The default setting is 6. Change this setting if the shapes being cut either separate too easily or are hard to separate.

  • Page 57: Setting Tangential Mode

    Function Settings and Operations 4.7 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.

  • Page 58: Selecting The Blade Tip's Initial Position

    Function Settings and Operations 4.8 Selecting the Blade Tip's Initial Position Whenever the cutting plotter is turned on or any of its cutting condition settings changed, initial blade control is performed to position the cutter pen's blade on the medium so that the blade's tip is properly oriented. This function is called the "Initial Blade Position".

  • Page 59: Setting The Pen Up Speed

    Function Settings and Operations 4.9 Setting the PEN UP SPEED This function sets the travel speed of the pen when it is raised. It can be specified independently of the cutting SPEED function. When the PEN UP SPEED is high, the pen travels faster when it is raised, thereby reducing the overall cutting time.

  • Page 60: Specifying The Initial Feed Length

    Function Settings and Operations 4.10 Specifying the INITIAL FEED Length This function lets you select whether or not to perform an initial feed operation when the cutting plotter is turned on, when the media set lever is raised and a medium reloaded, or when a new medium is loaded. During an INITIAL FEED operation, the medium is automatically advanced while the grit rollers make marks on the medium to prevent it from slipping.

  • Page 61: Setting Auto Pre-feed

    Function Settings and Operations 4.11 Setting AUTO PRE-FEED When the AUTO PRE-FEED function is set to "ON," the medium is automatically fed forward and backward 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.

  • Page 62: Distance Adjustment

    Function Settings and Operations 4.12 Distance Adjustment This function corrects any deviation in the length of cut or the plotted line segments, which occurs depending on the medium being used. The adjustment value for the deviation is specified as a percentage of the total distance.

  • Page 63: Aligning The Coordinate Axes

    Function Settings and Operations 4.13 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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    Function Settings and Operations (8) Press the (PAUSE) key to cancel PAUSE mode. CHECKPOINT After the axes are aligned, the settings will be reset if any of the following are performed. • Specification of a new origin • Loading of a new medium •...

  • Page 65: Setting The Cutting/plotting Area

    Function Settings and Operations 4.14 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 medium through the specification of uncut portions of a medium that have already been cut, to avoid the previously cut areas.

  • Page 66: Expanding The Cutting/plotting Area

    Function Settings and Operations 4.15 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 positioned. (1) Press the (PAUSE) key to switch to PAUSE mode.

  • Page 67: Rotating The Coordinate Axes

    Function Settings and Operations 4.16 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 axiscoordinate rotation is "off" Origin (1) Press the (PAUSE) key to switch to PAUSE mode.

  • Page 68: Sorting Settings

    Function Settings and Operations 4.17 Sorting Settings This function sorts the cutting/plotting data stored in the memory so that cutting is performed last when both cutting and plotting operations are performed. This is useful for data requiring a large number of movements on the drawing with the pen raised.

  • Page 69: Specifying The Space Rear Distance

    Function Settings and Operations 4.18 Specifying the SPACE REAR Distance The SPACE REAR function specifies the trailing margin of the medium. When cross-cutting is performed on the basis of the TIMEOUT or SEPARATOR setting, cross-cutting is initiated at a coordinate position which is the maximum +X-axis position plotted plus the distance specified by the SPACE REAR setting.

  • Page 70: Setting The Offset Force (initial Cutting Force)

    Function Settings and Operations 4.19 Setting the OFFSET FORCE (Initial Cutting Force) This function specifies the cutting force to be applied during initial blade control for checking the cutter-blade direction at the start of operation. This is used to control the rotation of the cutter-blade tip during initial blade control when thick media is cut, and is therefore not necessary to specify for media of regular thickness.

  • Page 71: Setting The Initial Down Force

    Function Settings and Operations 4.20 Setting the Initial Down Force The initial down-force setting is useful when TANGENTIAL mode is selected (for the cutting of thick media). With a thick medium, additional time is required for the cutter blade to penetrate the medium fully, even when the necessary cutting force is applied.

  • Page 72: Setting The Step Pass

    Function Settings and Operations 4.21 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 73: Setting The Offset Angle

    Function Settings and Operations 4.22 Setting the OFFSET ANGLE This function sets the reference value used to adjust the cutter-blade offset angle to correspond to the displacement of the traveling angle as defined by the coordinate movement data received. The cutter blade is controlled above the angle specified.

  • Page 74: Setting The F_cut Function

    Function Settings and Operations 4.23 Setting the F_CUT Function When the COMMAND setting is GP-GL, the F_CUT function is used to enable or disable cross-cutting. When the F_CUT function is enabled, cross-cutting of the medium will be performed even if the cutting plotter is sent a feed command instructing it not to cut the medium.

  • Page 75: Setting The Length Unit

    Function Settings and Operations 4.24 Setting the LENGTH UNIT This function specifies the units for coordinates displayed in millimeters or inches. (1) Press the (PAUSE) key to switch to PAUSE mode. C L E A R B U F F E R (2) Press the (NEXT) or (PREV.) key until the following menu is displayed.

  • Page 76: Adjusting The Distance Between The Pens

    Function Settings and Operations 4.25 Adjusting the Distance Between the Pens This function compensates for the difference in position between the cutter pen and the plotter pen. First of all, mount a plotter pen in the pen station and draw a cross. Next, mount a cutter pen in the cutter pen holder and cut a second cross (the reference cross).

  • Page 77: Cutting/plotting Using The Buffer Memory (copy Function)

    Function Settings and Operations 4.26 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 computer and is retained in the cutting plotter's internal memory. 3rd copy 6th copy 2nd copy...

  • Page 78: User-specified Settings

    Function Settings and Operations 4.27 User-specified Settings This function loads the user-specified (CAD) settings. The COMMAND, ORIGIN POINT or STEP SIZE, RS- 232C TRANSMISSION CONDITIONS, SEPARATOR, TIMEOUT and PAGE LENGTH settings are set here. (1) Press the (PAUSE) key to switch to PAUSE mode. C L E A R B U F F E R (2) Press the (NEXT) or...

  • Page 79: Setting The Format Of Data To Be Received

    Before data is sent from the computer, the format (command mode) of data sent by the application software 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.

  • Page 80: Setting The Origin Point

    Function Settings and Operations Setting the ORIGIN POINT If the HP-GL command mode is set, the origin point can be set to the lower left or center. The default setting is the lower left, so change this setting if your application specifies a different origin position.

  • Page 81: Interface Settings

    Function Settings and Operations 4.29 Interface Settings The interface conditions must be set if the RS-232C serial interface is used, to ensure that the data-transfer rate (baud rate), data length, and parity settings for the cutting plotter match those set in the application software or computer operating system.

  • Page 82: Setting The

    Function Settings and Operations 4.30 Setting the PAGE LENGTH This function sets the length of each page when long-axis cutting or plotting is performed using a roll medium. This should be set for long-axis cutting or plotting exceeding 5 m in length. The default setting is "5000 mm."...

  • Page 83: Setting The Separator Function

    Function Settings and Operations 4.31 Setting the SEPARATOR Function The SEPARATOR function specifies a command for use as the separator. While receiving data from the computer, the cutting plotter considers the receipt of the command specified by the SEPARATOR setting as an indication that a complete set of data has been sent.

  • Page 84: Setting The Timeout Function

    Function Settings and Operations 4.32 Setting the TIMEOUT Function When data is being input to the cutting plotter via the interface, the cutting plotter considers any pause in data transmission that is equal to or longer than the specified TIMEOUT interval as a indication that a complete set of data has been sent and performs cross-cutting of the medium.

  • Page 85: Setting The Paper Ready Time

    Function Settings and Operations 4.33 Setting the PAPER READY TIME This function is used to set the length of time required for a medium that has been pulled out from a roll to become acclimated to the operating environment in order to prevent adverse cutting or plotting results due to medium expansion or contraction.

  • Page 86: Setting The Paper Load Function

    Function Settings and Operations 4.34 Setting the PAPER LOAD Function This function is used to set the number of pre-feed operations (an operation that leaves traces of the grit rollers on a medium to prevent it from slipping during a cutting or plotting operation) to be performed on a length of medium that has been pulled out from a roll.

  • Page 87: Test Mode

    Function Settings and Operations 4.35 TEST Mode The cutting plotter has four 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, and "Cutting demo" (CUT. DEMO) for the cutting of a demo pattern. These should be used to check the various settings and to check for problems.

  • Page 88: Dump Mode

    Function Settings and Operations Dump Mode This function checks whether data is sent correctly from the computer. If the output data does not match the program after the dump list has been output, check the transfer conditions and connections. (1) Mount a plotting pen in the pen carriage, and set the conditions to suit the pen used (e.g., force, pen speed settings).

  • Page 89: Setting And Using The Special Functions

    CHAPTER Setting and Using the Special Functions 5.1 Description of Special Functions A 5.2 Setting Special Functions A 5.3 Description of Special Functions B 5.4 Setting Special Functions B...

  • Page 90: Description Of Special Functions A

    Setting and Using the Special Functions 5.1 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 91

    Setting and Using the Special Functions Enabling/Disabling the Media Sensors This function sets the media sensors that detect the size of the medium in the feed direction. When ENABLED is selected, the feed-direction media sensors are enabled. When DISABLED is selected, the feed-direction media sensors are disabled. (The default setting is ENABLED.) Enabling/Disabling the Home Sensors This function sets the home sensors that detect the width of the medium.

  • Page 92: Setting Special Functions A

    Setting and Using the Special Functions 5.2 Setting Special Functions A (1) Turn on the cutting plotter while holding down the key. The menus for setting the special functions are displayed. In GP-GL command mode In HP-GL command mode “ : ” , “ : ” E N A B L E D M O D E L 7 5 8 6 “...

  • Page 93: Description Of Special Functions B

    Setting and Using the Special Functions 5.3 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.

  • Page 94: Troubleshooting

    CHAPTER Troubleshooting 6.1 The Cutting Plotter Does Not Operate When Turned On 6.2 The Cutting Plotter Does Not Operate Correctly 6.3 The Cutting Results Are Unsatisfactory 6.4 An Error Message Was Displayed...

  • Page 95: 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 display panel. 6.2 The Cutting Plotter Does Not Operate Correctly Symptom Cause...

  • Page 96: The Cutting Results Are Unsatisfactory

    Troubleshooting 6.3 The Cutting Results Are Unsatisfactory Symptom Cause Solution The cut corners are too The cutter offset does not match the Adjust the cutter offset value. rounded or too pointed. blade type used. Corners are rounded: Increase the value. Corners are pointed: Reduce the value.

  • Page 97: An Error Message Was Displayed

    Set the stock shaft stopper to the LOCK position. FREE position. If this problem occurs frequently, contact your sales representative or nearest Graphtec dealer. SPEED ERROR is The pen carriage was subjected to Turn the cutting plotter off and then displayed.

  • Page 98

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

  • Page 99

    Troubleshooting 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 Press the ENTER key to cancel the turned on. error. The software command settings for Set the software command settings controlling the cutting plotter have been for controlling the cutting plotter.

  • Page 100: Appendix

    Appendix Appendix A Main Specifications Appendix B Options and Supplies Appendix C External Dimensions Appendix D Menu Tree...

  • Page 101: Appendix A Main Specifications

    0.1 mm/ C, 0.3 mm/10% RH. *2: The precision specification is the precision that was obtained when Graphtec’s mylar film was used to measure the mechanical precision. Please note that as only fine quality pattern paper can be used with this device, the precision may differ slightly.

  • Page 102: Appendix B Options And Supplies

    Appendix Appendix B Options and Supplies Supplies Designation Part No. Description Fine quality pattern PR1200-SQ-100-2 950 mm x 100 m roll media, 2 rolls paper PR950-SQ-100 950 mm x 100 m roll media PR594-SQ-50 594 mm x 50 m roll media Cutter holder PHP32-CB09N-HS 1 holder for the 0.9-mm diameter supersteel blade PHP32-CB15N-HS 1 holder for the 1.5-mm-diameter supersteel blade...

  • Page 103: Appendix C External Dimensions

    Appendix Appendix C External Dimensions 1487 1020 Units: mm Dimensional accuracy: 5 mm...

  • Page 104: Appendix D Menu Tree

    Appendix Appendix D Menu Tree C L E A R B U F F E R 4.2 Clearing the Buffer Memory F E E D & C U T 4.3 Setting the FEED & CUT function B L A D E W A R E S E T U P 4.4 Blade Wear Detection (When Blade Wear Setup is On) P E N U P / D O W N 4.5 Raising and Lowering the Pen...

  • Page 105: Index

    Index Index Sign Cutting Area ":" and ";" Commands,Enabling/Disabling ..5-2 Displaying the Effective ....... 3-6 Expanding ..........4-19 Setting ............4-18 AC power cord .............. 1-2 inlet .............. 1-4 Display Language Setting ........5-5 Accessories ............1-2 Distance Alignment shaft ..........1-4 Adjustment ..........

  • Page 106

    Index Menu language selection ........5-5 Menu Tree ............A-5 Reference force values ........3-2 Model ID Response ..........5-2 Roll Medium,Loading ......... 2-4 RS-232C interface connector ......1-3 NEXT key ............1-5 No Media ............2-12 Self-Test-Pattern ..........4-40 SEPARATOR Function ........

  • Page 107

    The specifications, etc., in this manual are subject to change without notice. CE5000AP-UM-152 April 20, 2007 1st edition-01 GRAPHTEC CORPORATION...

  • Page 108

    503-10 Shinano-cho, Totsuka-ku, Yokohama 244-8503, Japan Tel : +81 (045) 825-6250 Fax : +81 (045) 825-6396 Email : info@graphteccorp.com Web : www.graphteccorp.com Printed in Japan...

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