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IMPORTANT
FujifilmT products are so designed and constructed as to be safe and without risk to health when properly used (in accordance with the supplied documentation) and when the safety precautions contained in this document are fully observed.

This document was produced by the Technical Publications Department, FUJIFILM Electronic Imaging Ltd.

2001
FUJIFILM Electronic Imaging Ltd. Fujifilm House Boundary Way Hemel Hempstead Hertfordshire HP2 7RH England

Tel: 01442 213440 Fax: 01442 343432 Registered Number: 3244452

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This document must not be copied without prior written authorization, and although correct at the time of writing is subject to change without notice. For further information contact the Product Information Manager, FUJIFILM Electronic Imaging Ltd, at the address given on the front page of this manual.
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WARNING All precautions mentioned in this document must be strictly observed at all times. Personnel MUST therefore read the contents of the document BEFORE commencing any work on the equipment described in the document. Improper use of controls and switches, failure to comply with warnings, and the performance of adjustments or procedures not specified in this document or any related Safety Manual may expose personnel to danger.

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Note: This equipment has been tested and found to be compliant with the limits for a Class A digital device, pursuant to part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference when the equipment is operated in a commercial environment. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instruction manual, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. Operation of this equipment in a residential area is likely to cause harmful interference in which case the user will be required to correct the interference at his own expense.

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Electromagnetic Compatibility Information - Europe


This product has been found to satisfy the Class A limits for radio interface of information technology equipment. Class A equipment is intended for use in a light industrial or commercial environment for which the 30 metre protection distance is used. Operation of this equipment in a domestic or residential environment may result in interference to other equipment, in which case the user will be required to correct the interference at his own expense. In some countries this equipment may be subject to restrictions on its use. Where applicable the user should inform the relevant local authority that Class A Information Technology Equipment has been taken into service. This equipment may also be susceptible to strong electromagnetic fields and should not be sited close to high power radio transmitters or radio installations. If the intended site of operation is prone to electromagnetic disturbances due to lightning strikes, additional precautions should be taken to protect the equipment from the resulting electromagnetic disturbance. Typical examples for the intended environment of this equipment would include: business premises, for example, offices, banks, etc. retail outlets, for example, shops, supermarkets, etc. light industrial locations, for example, workshops, service centres, etc. Locations which are characterised by being supplied directly at low voltage from the public mains are considered to be residential, commercial or light industrial. This equipment conforms to the requirements of EC directives: 73/23/EEC - Low Voltage Directive 89/336/EEC - EMC Directive.

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About this Document


This manual describes how to operate a LuxelT F-6000 Recorder which belongs the the Fujifilm family of multi-laser imagesetters. It is designed to be read in conjunction with the RIP Users Guide supplied with your RIP product.

Chapter 1, Introducing Luxel F-6000: Provides a general description of the Luxel


F-6000 recorder and describes its major features.

Chapter 2, Getting Started: Shows how to switch the imagesetter on/off, load and
install the cassette.

Chapter 3, Running the Recorder: Provides operating instructions for navigating the
MMI (Man-Machine-Interface) and operating the recorder.

Chapter 4, Troubleshooting: Briefly explains the recorder diagnostics and how to


recover from a media jam indicated by the MMI status display.

Chapter 5, Maintaining the Recorder: Gives details about routine maintenance


procedures for the recorder and recommends how these procedures should be performed.

Chapter 6, Luxel F-6000 Product Data: Provides additional product data about the
recorder and the media required.

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Associated Documents
Luxel F-6000 Recorder Pre-Installation Manual . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68000190 Luxel F-6000 Recorder Safety Manual . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68000220 Celebrant RIP Users Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68000260 Celebrant RIP Installation Manual . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66060080 Celebrant Extreme Workflow Server Installation Manual . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66060070 Celebrant Extreme Workflow Server Users Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68000250 AP-800A Processor Users Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68000310

Trademarks and Copyright


Fuji and Fujifilm are trademarks of Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd that may be registered in certain jurisdictions. Luxel is a trademark of FUJIFILM Electronic Imaging Ltd that may be registered in certain jurisdictions. AdobeR Accurate and PostScriptR are trademarks of Adobe Systems Inc. that may be registered in certain jurisdictions. Macintosh is trademark of Apple Computer Inc. that may be registered in certain jurisdictions. Windows and Windows NT is a trademark of Microsoft Corporation that may be registered in certain jurisdictions. All other company names, products or brand names are trademarks of their respective holders.

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Contents
Chapter 1 Introducing Luxel F-6000
1.1 Introducing F-6000 Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-1 1.1.1 1.1.2 1.1.3 Introducing the F-6000 Workflow . . . . . . . . . . Introducing the F-6000 Configuration . . . . . . . Using the Luxel F-6000 System . . . . . . . . . . . . Accessing the Recorder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Using the Man Machine Interface . . . . . . . . . . . Operating with the RIP Server . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-3 1-4 1-6 1-6 1-8 1-10

Chapter 2

Getting Started
2.1 Switching On and Off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-1 2.1.1 2.1.2 2.1.3 Starting the Imagesetter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Switching On the Recorder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Recorder Fails to Boot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Switching Off the Recorder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Eject Media Left in the Drum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-1 2-2 2-5 2-6 2-9

2.2

Handling and Loading Media . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-10 2.2.2 2.2.3 Workflows and Loading Methods . . . . . . . . . . . Loading and Installing the Supply Cassette . . . Checking the Cassette ID Labels . . . . . . . . . . . Opening the Supply Cassette Door . . . . . . . . . . Removing the Supply Cassette . . . . . . . . . . . . . Loading the Supply Cassette . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Installing the Supply Cassette . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-10 2-11 2-11 2-12 2-14 2-15 2-20

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Chapter 3

Running the Recorder


3.1 3.2 Starting to Run Jobs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-1 Navigating the MMI Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-2 3.2.1 Looking at Icons and Buttons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Recognizing Icons and Buttons . . . . . . . . . . . . . Status Icons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Button Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Switching Between Menu Modes . . . . . . . . . . . While in RUN Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . While in PAUSE Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . While in TOOLS Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-2 3-3 3-3 3-6 3-7 3-9 3-13 3-16

3.2.2 3.2.3 3.2.4 3.2.5 3.3

How to Operate Your Recorder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-18 3.3.1 3.3.2 3.3.3 How to Operate with Your RIP . . . . . . . . . . . . . When to use the RIP or MMI Interface . . . . . . . How to Calibrate Your System . . . . . . . . . . . . . How to Operate with Your On-line Processor . 3-18 3-19 3-20 3-20

3.4

How to Control Media Workflow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-22 Pausing and Restarting the Scan . . . . . . . . . . . . Changing the Supply Cassette . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Editing the Media Database . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Controlling Media Output . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . How to Detect an End of Roll . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-22 3-23 3-23 3-24 3-26 3-28

3.4.1 3.5

How to Change Cassettes and Edit the Media Database 3.5.1 3.5.2

Changing the Supply Cassette . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-28 How to Edit the Media Database . . . . . . . . . . . 3-34

3.6

How to Change Recorder Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-37 3.6.1 3.6.2 3.6.3 Set Preferences . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-37 Calibrate the Touchpanel Display . . . . . . . . . . . 3-38 Set the Fog Leader Length . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-39
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3.6.4 3.6.5 3.6.6 3.7 Enable and Disable the Output Settings . . . . . . 3-40 Set MMI Display Contrast . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-42 Set Units of Measurement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-43

How to Obtain Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-44 3.7.1 3.7.2 Media Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-44 Recorder Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-45

3.8

How to Troubleshoot the Recorder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-48 3.8.1 Error Logging for Fatal Errors . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-51

3.9

How to Maintain the Recorder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-52 3.9.1 Check for Spinner Contamination . . . . . . . . . . . 3-53

Chapter 4

Troubleshooting
4.1 Introducing Error Handling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-2 4.1.1 4.1.2 4.1.3 4.2 Understanding Error Closedown and Recovery 4-2 Understanding Non-Fatal Error Handling Screens . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-3 Understanding Fatal Error Handling Screens . . 4-4

How to Troubleshoot from Error Handling Screens . . . 4-8 4.2.1 Looking at Error Group Icons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Module Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Chad Tray . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Spinner Mirror . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Processor Comms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Processor Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Optics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Over-Temperature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . OutofMedia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cover Open . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-8 4-8 4-10 4-10 4-11 4-11 4-12 4-12 4-13 4-13

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Continued
System Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Input Data Path . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Output Data Path . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Looking at Error Type Icons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Clean Spinner Mirror . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Check for Fatal Error . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Clear Chad Waste . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Clear Film Jam . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Looking at Error Codes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-14 4-14 4-15 4-15 4-16 4-16 4-16 4-17 4-17

4.2.2

4.2.3 4.3

How to Recover from Errors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-19 4.3.1 4.3.2 4.3.3 4.3.4 Optics Errors (100-to-199) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Traverse Errors (200-to-299) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Spinner Errors (300-to-399) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Environment Errors (500-to-599) . . . . . . . . . . . Over-Limit Temperature Errors . . . . . . . . . . . . Recovering From Error 510 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fan Fail Error . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Chad Tray Error . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Door Open Errors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Input Data Path Errors (600-to-699) . . . . . . . . . Output Data Path Errors (700-to-799) . . . . . . . Media Handling Errors (800-to-899) . . . . . . . . Processor Errors (900-to-999) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Processor Communications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Processor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . System Errors (1000-to-1100) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Running Diagnostics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-22 4-23 4-24 4-24 4-25 4-26 4-26 4-26 4-26 4-27 4-27 4-28 4-29 4-29 4-31 4-31 4-32

4.3.5 4.3.6 4.3.7 4.3.8

4.3.9

4.4

How to Access the Recorder Interior . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-33 4.4.1 4.4.2 From the Upper Door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-34 From the Righthand User Door . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-35

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Chapter 4

Continued
Opening the Drum End Cap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Accessing Vertical Output Media . . . . . . . . . . . From the Lower Door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Accessing the Horizontal Output Tray . . . . . . . 4-35 4-37 4-37 4-37

4.4.3

4.5

How to Clear Media Handling Errors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-41 4.5.1 4.5.2 4.5.3 4.5.4 Errors at the Supply Cassette and Cassette Input Errors in the drum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Errors in the Horizontal Output Tray . . . . . . . . Errors at the Vertical Output . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-41 4-42 4-43 4-45

Chapter 5

Maintaining the Recorder


5.1 5.2 Selecting MMI Maintenance Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-1 Running Job and Test Utilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-5 5.2.1 5.2.2 5.2.3 5.3 Running the Test Images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-5 Managing the Job Queue . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-6 Running the System Self-Tests . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-8

Starting MMI Maintenance Tasks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-11 5.3.1 5.3.2 Empty the Chad Tray . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-11 Clean the Spinner Mirror . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-12

5.4

Scheduled Maintenance Jobs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-16 5.4.1 5.4.2 5.4.3 Clean the Recorder External Covers . . . . . . . . . Clean the MMI Touchpanel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Clean the Recorder Interior . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Clean the Drum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Clean the Cassette . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-16 5-16 5-17 5-17 5-18

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Chapter 6

Luxel F-6000 Product Data


6.1 Media Data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-1 6.1.1 6.2 Media Supported . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-1

Output Data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-2 6.2.1 6.2.2 6.2.3 Imaging Area . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-2 Resolution and Spot Size . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-4 Dot Types and Shapes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-4

6.3

Environment Data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-4 6.3.1 6.3.2 Media Hold Conditions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-4 Recorder Operating Conditions . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-5

6.4

Recorder and Processor Data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-6 6.4.1 6.4.2 6.4.3 6.4.4 6.4.5 Laser Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Punch Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Supply Cassette Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Media Processor Supported . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Recorder Dimensions and Weight . . . . . . . . . . . 6-6 6-7 6-7 6-7 6-7

Figures
1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 Typical F-6000 workflow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Typical F-6000 equipment configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Luxel F-6000 recorder - user access doors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Recorder MMI console and screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Media database operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Recorder power on/off switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Boot screen and control modules . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . RUN screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Door Open on Boot screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Processor Error Handling screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-3 1-5 1-7 1-9 1-11 2-2 2-3 2-4 2-5 2-6
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2.6 Shutdown Wait screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.7 Switch Off screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.8 Locating the cassette ID label . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.9 Open Upper Door screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.10 Locking and releasing the cassette . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.11 Unpacking the media roll . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.12 Fitting a film roll to a mandrel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.13 Opening the supply cassette . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.14 Loading a mandrel into a cassette . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.15 Cutting a leading edge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.16 Close Upper Door screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.17 Confirm Media screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.1 Navigating between modes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.2 RUN mode screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.3 PAUSE mode screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.4 TOOLS mode screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.5 Media Control selections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.6 Error Handling screen - Out-of-Media . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.7 Change Cassette screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.8 Open/Close Supply Cassette Door screens . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.9 Confirm Media screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.10 Change Length screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.11 Change Media Type screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.12 Change Cassette screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.13 Confirm Media screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.14 Preferences screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.15 Display Calibration screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.16 Sequence of button selections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.17 Fog leader screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.18 Output Settings screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.19 Display Contrast screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.20 Units of Measurement screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.21 Media Info screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.22 Recorder Info screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.23 Error Handling screen - Optics error . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

2-8 2-9 2-12 2-13 2-14 2-16 2-16 2-17 2-18 2-19 2-20 2-21 3-8 3-9 3-13 3-16 3-25 3-27 3-29 3-30 3-31 3-32 3-33 3-34 3-35 3-37 3-38 3-39 3-40 3-41 3-42 3-43 3-44 3-46 3-48

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3.24 Maintenance screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-52 3.25 RUN mode screen for a spinner contamination check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-54 4.1 Non-Fatal Error - RUN screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.2 Typical Error Handling screen - Processor Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.3 Recorder modules and errors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.4 Over-temperature icons - limits 1 to 4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.5 Error Handling screen - optics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.6 Over-temperature icons - limits 1 to 4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.7 Error Handling screen - input data path . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.8 Error Handling screen - output data path . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.9 Error Handling screen - processor communications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.10 Error Handling screen - processor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.11 Accessing recorder modules . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.12 Removing the drum end cap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.13 Opening the lower door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.14 Pulling out the horizontal output tray (1) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.15 Pulling out the horizontal output tray (2) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.16 Supply cassette - removing jammed film . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.17 Horizontal output tray removing jammed film . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.18 Vertical output - removing jammed film . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5.1 Maintenance screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5.2 Run Test Image screen - typical images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5.3 Manage Job Queue screen - image job . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5.4 Manage Job Queue screen - eject job . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5.5 Run Diagnostics screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5.6 Diagnosing screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5.7 Empty the chad tray - help screen 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5.8 Removing the chad tray . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5.9 Clean the spinner mirror - help screen 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5.10 Cleaning the spinner mirror . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5.11 Cleaning the MMI touchpanel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-3 4-4 4-9 4-13 4-23 4-25 4-27 4-28 4-30 4-31 4-34 4-36 4-38 4-39 4-40 4-42 4-44 4-45 5-3 5-5 5-7 5-8 5-9 5-10 5-11 5-12 5-13 5-14 5-17

6.1 Film and imaging area . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-3 6.2 Recorder dimensions and weight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-8

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2.1 Media hold times inside the recorder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-10 4.1 Identifying Error Codes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-17 4.2 Identifying Error Codes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-19 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 6.5 6.6 6.7 Media types . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Media widths . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Recorder resolutions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Recorder hold conditions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Recorder operating conditions - minimum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Recorder operating conditions optimum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Laser upgrade options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-1 6-2 6-4 6-5 6-5 6-6 6-6

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1 Introducing Luxel F-6000


This section describes the main features of the Luxel F-6000 recorder and how it interfaces with a RIP server as part of an imagesetter system.

1.1

Introducing F-6000 Features


The Luxel F-6000 recorder belongs to the Fujifilm family of Luxel imagesetter systems. It houses a multi-laser expose system that automatically scans to film the job images downloaded from a RIP server. A Luxel F-6000 uses an internal drum and a high-speed spinner to scan film. It processes data for fast optical scanning, continuously feeds film from a single supply cassette, controls the handling of cut and punched film to the processor, and runs the system software for managing all the main modules. Overall control of the machine is by the operator using a touchpanel man-machine interface displaying status and selectable button icons on menu screens. Image data is sent directly across a SCSI bus from the RIP server to the recorder and stored in an image queue on a local hard disk. While scanning, the recorder can continue to receive and store images from the RIP. Film feed and output is automatic: once the images start to download, the operator only needs to attend the machine to reload cassettes. After exposure, film sheets for each job are transferred directly to an on-line processor or an optional take-up cassette The Luxel F-6000 Recorder has the following features:

A separate and upgradeable Raster Image Processor (RIP)


server and optional client workstation.
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A SCSI bus link between the server and the recorder for
passing RIP data.

A choice of RIP software applications with a graphics user


interface (GUI). Laser Optics

Multi-beam laser system with the option of 1, 2 or 3 beams


scanning simultaneously. Film Loading, Handling and Processing

Automated film reloading and exposure to an on-line film


processor.

A range of punch options, including a custom punch. The option of an external alert (rotary light or sounder) to
warn the user if the recorder requires new media or recovery from an error. Media Available

A number film widths available on a single supply cassette:


768, 720, 670, 559, 520 and 356 mm.

Uses Fujifilm High Gamma film (matt and gloss) between


0.10 mm (4/1000 in) and 0.17 mm (7/1000 in) thickness. MMI and Diagnostics

A Man Machine Interface (MMI) console with a touchpanel


display.

Comprehensive diagnostic and error handling screens


indicating the type of error and its possible location. Supply Cassette

A single supply cassette loading system for daylight


operation.

Up to seven supply cassettes can be used, each with their own


machine IDs (1 to 7).

A media database that allows the recorder to identify each


cassette and store details of the loaded media type.

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Direct output to an on-line media processor that


communicates with the recorder to ensure maximum throughput. Chapter 6 describes in more detail the recorder film and output specifications of the Luxel F-6000.

1.1.1

Introducing the F-6000 Workflow


A typical image job path from a desktop publishing source to the processor is illustrated in Figure 1.1. Control of the workflow is from a RIP server running a RIP application. From the server the operator is able to manage the job queue and the download of images to the recorder. From the MMI the operator manages job scanning after they are queued to the hard disk on the recorder.

RIP SERVER

DTP NETWORK JOB IMAGES

RIPPED JOB IMAGES JOBS HELD IN A QUEUE

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PROCESSED JOBS

RECORDER

PROCESSOR

Figure 1.1 Typical F-6000 workflow

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The recorder stores downloaded image jobs and scans them in the order they are received from the RIP. Job exposures to the processor are continuous once the operator has loaded a cassette with media and installed them at the start of a scan session. The recorder and RIP software work co-operatively using the same built-in media types and widths defined on the RIP application. As soon as the imagesetter system is switched on, media data is automatically downloaded from the RIP to a media database on the recorder. Each supply cassette has an identity (ID) number from 1 to 7 that is read by the recorder when the cassette is installed on the machine. As the media database is editable from the MMI it allows the operator to select any one of media types and widths for an installed cassette. Normally, the the database is modified when a new supply cassette is installed during a scan session.

1.1.2

Introducing the F-6000 Configuration


A typical F-6000 imagesetter configuration is shown in Figure 1.2. The complete imagesetter includes a recorder, processor, RIP server, RIP application software and optional client stations to run extra RIP interfaces. The network to supply DTP pages and images to the RIP depends very much on how customers choose to receive or create jobs. A typical site configuration would normally allow the RIP server to operate in the local area of the recorder and accept image jobs from a number of desktop sources networked to the server. There is a differential SCSI connection for sending image data to the recorder, and an RS232 connection for receiving recorder diagnostic data for review by the service engineer. As a customer option, it is possible to have an external alert fitted to the recorder. The alert is normally an audible alarm or flashing light located near to where the operator works, for instance, next to the RIP server. When the recorder has run out of media or a machine error has been detected, the alert gives an immediate alarm to avoid any production delays. A media processor is closely-coupled to the recorder to allow imagesetting under normal daylight conditions. Both units share

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the same communication protocol across an RS232 link. As cut film sheets are sent to the processor, the processor unit passes messages to the recorder indicating whether it is busy or in working order. Communication is enabled or disabled by the operator: usually during a production run the link is always set as enabled to ensure maximum throughput.
RIP CLIENT STATION (OPTIONAL) * RIP SOFTWARE ETHERNET

RIP SERVER *

DIAGNOSTIC DATA

IMAGE DATA

IMAGES FROM DESKTOP SYSTEMS

MEDIA PROCESSOR

RECORDER

NOTE: * SEE YOUR RIP USERS GUIDE

Figure 1.2 Typical F-6000 equipment configuration

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1.1.3

Using the Luxel F-6000 System


The Luxel F-6000 recorder consists of various doors and modules that you may need to access occasionally during a typical production run to recover from errors or complete a maintenance task.

Accessing the Recorder


Figure 1.3 shows all the doors that the operator will need to open before accessing the interior of the machine. Section 4.4 describes how to access each of the main modules for a maintenance task or for recovering from a film jam.

WARNING Do not attempt to open any cover or door on the recorder unless it is required as part of a operating or film recovery procedure.
Upper Door You can install or remove a supply cassette after opening the upper door at the front. This door is closed while the system is scanning but is not locked. If a cassette needs to be replaced or reloaded during a scan session then always use the MMI Change Cassette options explained in Section 3.5. This ensures that any remaining film rewinds back into the cassette before it is removed from the machine. Lower Door Open this door to access and slide out the horizontal output tray which diverts film from the drum to the vertical output. The lower door is locked during production and is unlocked by the operator using the method shown in the Section below (Accessing the Horizontal Output Tray). Access is only required when there is a film jam.

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MMI CONSOLE TOP COVER (DO NOT REMOVE) UPPER DOOR RIGHT-HAND USER DOOR

OUTPUT TO PROCESSOR

USER SIDE

SERVICE SIDE

LEFT-HAND SERVICE DOOR (DO NOT OPEN)

LOWER DOOR

Figure 1.3 Luxel F-6000 recorder - user access doors

User Side Door Two side doors, left (service) and righthand (user), are shown in Figure 1.3.

WARNING The service door, which accesses the power and electronic system, is NEVER opened by the operator or user.

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Occasionally, you may have to open the user side door and access the interior of the machine to complete one of the following tasks:

remove and empty the chad tray clear film jams in the vertical output clean the spinner mirror.
This door is interlocked to ensure that power is switched off for the lasers and all moving mechanisms. Closing the user side door will reconnect power and cause the recorder to reboot. Make sure you are familiar with the safety features of the recorder by reading the Luxel F-6000 Recorder Safety Manual supplied with the product.

Using the Man Machine Interface


Figure 1.4 shows the man machine interface (MMI) display console and a typical screen that occurs during a scan session. The MMI is your window for operating the machine separately from the RIP; it tells you, for instance, about:

the number of jobs downloaded from the RIP server the current job being scanned the amount and type of film remaining in the supply cassette location and type of machine errors, including faults such as
film jams Also, it allows you to directly control the machine for essential operations like replacing the supply cassette or emptying the chad tray.

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ICON

BUTTON MMI LCD AND TOUCHPANEL DISPLAY

Figure 1.4 Recorder MMI console and screen

You are able to control the operation of the recorder and check its current status from the MMI. This interface reveals sets of menu options and help screens for three separate machine modes:

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RUN: the recorder receives downloaded jobs from the RIP


into a buffer queue and scans each job in turn.

PAUSE: the recorder has temporarily stopped scanning jobs,


for example, to change a cassette, but is still able to receive jobs from the RIP server.

TOOLS: the recorder is being calibrated, running a test page


or some self-test diagnostics, or is being serviced. Any errors that prevent the system scanning are reported immediately to the MMI. Errors are either fatal (causing the machine stop scanning) or non-fatal (indicating a maintenance procedure is due). Fatal errors generate an error handling screen describing the problem in more detail. You can obtain more information about error handling and error recovery in Chapter 4.

Operating with the RIP Server


The RIP runs as a PostScript interpreter which appears to desktop systems as an AppleTalk- or PC-compatible PostScript printer attached to a local area network. Desktop packages, such as PageMaker, are used to create jobs containing text, tints and images. When the job page is complete it is downloaded to the imagesetter RIP in the same way as printing to a PostScript printer. The server is a high performance, multi-tasking platform for running the RIP, print spooling, and queue management. It transfers ripped job files to a queue on the recorder and also receives error logging from the recorder on fatal errors. Jobs are always scanned in the order they are received from the server. RIP data downloaded from the server (job images and media type data) are held locally on a recorder hard disk drive shown in Figure 1.5

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Introducing Luxel F-6000 LENGTH TYPE Fujifilm HSR 768 12 #3 #4 Fujifilm HSR 670 40 #7 Fujifilm HSR 659 60 ID

ID3 ACTIVE CASSETTE ID IDENTIFIED ON DATABASE MMI

SELECT TYPE/QTY

FILM IMAGING

DATABASE MEDIA DATA DOWNLOADED FROM RIP

RECORDER IMAGE DATA

RIP SERVER RIP INTERFACE

Figure 1.5 Media database operation

Depending on the RIP option and the site network configuration, the RIP application provides a user graphics interface for selecting screen rulings, dot angles, media output parameters and system calibration functions. RIP software for the Luxel F-6000 is installed as one of two possible applications:

Celebrant RIP Rampage


RIP software and updated applications for the recorder are normally installed from the RIP server.

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Your RIP User Guide, supplied separately for one of the two applications above, describes how to manage the user interface.

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2 Getting Started
This chapter provides all the information for preparing the recorder and supply cassette before commencing to scan. It explains how to:

switch the recorder on and off handle and store media load media into the supply cassette install the cassette onto the recorder.
Before starting to use information in this chapter, briefly browse through Section 3.2 to become more familiar with the main MMI icons and buttons.

2.1

Switching On and Off


2.1.1 Starting the Imagesetter
The recorder, processor and RIP server are actively linked together as the Luxel F-6000 imagesetter system. To ensure that the equipment initialises correctly and is able to communicate across a SCSI bus, switch on the imagesetter and launch the RIP application in the following sequence: 1. Processor (see the Users Guide supplied by the manufacturer). 2. Recorder (see Section 2.1.2 below). 3. RIP Server and RIP application. Note: The RIP server, client workstations and desktop publishing network systems are started separately.

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2.1.2

Switching On the Recorder


1. Locate the Power On/Off switch at the rear of the recorder shown in Figure 2.1 and switch on.

ON MAINS INPUT EXTERNAL ALERT OUTLET (OPTION)

OFF

Figure 2.1 Recorder power on/off switch

2. Once power is on, the MMI display illuminates to present a Boot screen with the Luxel F-6000 logo and a set of icons
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showing the recorder software control modules with their installed revision levels.

START IN PAUSE MODE (HIDDEN BUTTON)

SYSTEM

OPTICS TRAVERSE

FILM HANDLING FILM HANDLING INPUT OUTPUT

PROCESSOR NOT READY

Figure 2.2 Boot screen and control modules

3. As each module (System, Optics, etc) completes initialisation and self-test routines, its icon turns from grey to bold. If the machine fails to boot up correctly, turn to the section Recorder Fails to Boot below. 4. After all the control modules have successfully initialised, the RUN screen appears showing the number of downloaded jobs and the current job starting to scan:

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Figure 2.3 RUN screen

This screen indicates that the system is in RUN mode and continuously scanning downloaded jobs while media is available. 5. The recorder immediately starts to scan the first job on the queue if there is a loaded supply cassette on-line. The job queue could include jobs already downloaded from the previous session, or the most recent jobs set up on the RIP interface. Section 3.2.3 explains the options available while the recorder is in RUN mode. If you are starting the system for the first time, you may want to modify some of the machine preferences for display contrast, units of measurement or the output settings. In this case, refer to Section 3.6.1. If you need to install a cassette use the procedure in Section 2.2.3 before opening the cassette door.

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Recorder Fails to Boot


If the software fails to boot it could be due to three possible causes: an door open, a software module failure and the processor not ready to receive film. Door Open: One of the doors has been left open with a risk of fogging film. A Door Open on Boot screen appears if one of the doors (left, right or upper) is still open.

Figure 2.4 Door Open on Boot screen

Close the door highlighted on the icon and the system automatically reboots. Software Module Failure: One of the control modules fails to initialise, its icon remains greyed-out, and the display shows an Error Handling screen. See Sections 3.8 and NO TAG which explains how to interpret these screens and what action to take. Processor Error: A Processor Error Handling screen appears showing the processor LCD panel flashing on/off:

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FLASHING LCD

Figure 2.5 Processor Error Handling screen

The processor is taking an abnormal amount of time to be in a ready state for accepting media, possibly because of a problem with chemicals. Check the processor LCD to determine the cause and ensure the unit is ready before continuing. Pressing the hidden button, Start in Pause Mode (shown in Figure 2.2), prevents any queued jobs from exposing immediately after the machine finishes to boot. While the System icon is active during a reboot, you can press this button to move the machine directly to PAUSE mode and not RUN mode. Once the next icon for the optics module displays a black border, the button becomes inactive.

2.1.3

Switching Off the Recorder


Before switching off the system, it is important that the recorder completes a controlled shutdown so that the:

spinner slows to an idle speed


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current downloading job is transferred to the recorder film in the drum rewinds into the cassette exposed film ejects to the processor traverse moves to the correct position for the next boot.
Always use the Shutdown procedure from the MMI before switching off. If, by accident, you switch power off without a controlled shutdown the system automatically ejects any sheets left in the output path and rewinds film back into the cassette the next time you switch power on. The system is then ready to start loading and scanning media as normal. Try to keep the recorder powered up between shifts and job runs as an aid to prolonging equipment life. Only switch off the recorder in certain situations - for instance, prior to a service visit or when the system is idle for a long period between scan sessions. Use the procedure below: 1. If the recorder is scanning in RUN mode, press the following buttons in turn on each menu to shutdown the system:

2. Images still being downloaded to the queue are shown on the following display, along with the number of images already stored:

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ABORT DOWNLOAD

START SHUTDOWN

Figure 2.6 Shutdown Wait screen

If you switch off the recorder while the Images Downloading icon is still spinning on the display, then you will lose the image currently being transferred. 3. Press Start Shutdown and a Wait Timer icon appears as the controlled shutdown proceeds. Or press Return to cancel the shutdown and revert back to the TOOLS menu. By selecting Abort Download you can stop the last images from downloading if you wish to shut off the system immediately. This is only recommended where you are prepared to lose the current downloading job. 4. Once the last image has downloaded, a Switch Off screen indicates that the system is ready for switching off at the rear of the machine:

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Figure 2.7 Switch Off screen

Note that at this stage you cannot cancel the Shutdown routine and will need to power up the recorder again to continue scanning.

Eject Media Left in the Drum


On the next power-up, the recorder checks whether film has been left in the drum from the last working session, then automatically ejects the film assuming that it has fogged or exposed.

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2.2

Handling and Loading Media


2.2.1 Media Holding and Loading Conditions
Ensure that film is allowed adequate time to stabilize within room operating environment before removing the protective wrapping and feeding into the recorder. Your Fujifilm supplier will provide any information and guidelines on film climatisation. Note the following points: If film is fed through to the recorder drum and remains there unexposed for extended periods, there is a risk that it may become exposed (fogged). Table 2.1 below lists the recommended maximum hold times for leaving film inside the recorder.
Table 2.1 Media hold times inside the recorder Location of Media Inside locked cassette Inside expose drum Max Hold Time (High Gamma) Nominal shelf life Up to 1 hour

Media rolls stored at around 5 C must be allowed to condition to the imagesetter-room temperature for at least 4 hours and preferably up to 8 hours. To avoid exposure after media has been loaded into the cassette, or while it is on the recorder, the maximum storage times in Table 2.1 should not be exceeded.

2.2.2

Workflows and Loading Methods


To ensure successful and productive scanning from the Luxel F-6000, operators can easily pre-load more than one cassette depending on the jobs workflow. Making optimal use of the system will require some initial planning and scheduling so that the correct type of media is loaded for the jobs to be scanned. Media handling is a continuous job process where the operator ensures there is always a loaded supply cassette on-line that matches the RIP jobs downloading. As soon as media supply on

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one cassette is exhausted, the operator is alerted and completes the Change Cassette procedure described in Section 3.5. Normally, operator control of the imagesetter workflow is from the RIP interface on the server. This interface shows the status of each job before it is scanned and also any recorder errors, film jams, etc. An external alert (if fitted) will indicate when the recorder is out of media or if there is an error. The MMI is useful if you need to monitor, for instance, the current job being scanned or the amount of film remaining. Also, you can consult the MMI if there is an error which needs immediate attention.

2.2.3

Loading and Installing the Supply Cassette

Checking the Cassette ID Labels


Your recorder can operate with up to seven separate supply cassettes, each with an identity (ID) number printed on a label that can be read by the system. ID labelling gives the option of allocating cassettes for a wide range of jobs that need different film types and widths. Using more than one pre-loaded cassette means that the operator can arrange for a ready supply of media during a continuous scan session of jobs. Supply cassette ID labels are usually fitted during the imagesetter installation. Extra cassettes purchased as options from FFEI (or a local distributor) must have an ID label fitted before they are usable. The location of the label is shown in Figure 2.8.

CAUTION Make sure the cassette ID labels are not damaged or removed. The recorder will only operate after identifying the cassette ID number.

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Figure 2.8 Locating the cassette ID label

CAUTION When loaded with a full roll of film, the cassette can weigh up to 18 kg (40 lb). Make sure it is located on a flat surface before loading into the recorder input bay.

Opening the Supply Cassette Door


The supply cassette door, shown in Figure 1.3, is always closed during a production run and is only opened when the cassette needs to be replaced. If the door is opened while jobs are exposing there is a risk of unwanted light causing film fog.

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Only open the cassette door after selecting the Change Cassette options described in Section 3.5. A brief outline of these options is shown below: With the recorder switched on and scanning in RUN mode, open the cassette door as follows. 1. From the RUN screen, select the following buttons in turn:

2. Wait for the MMI to display the Open Upper Door screen after the current expose job has been cut and film rewound back into the cassette:

Figure 2.9 Open Upper Door screen

3. Grip the door handle and gently squeeze the handle latch until the door unlocks, then lift the door upwards.

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Removing the Supply Cassette


1. Referring to Figure 2.10, push the cassette release lever forward to unlock the cradle mechanism.
CASSETTE RELEASE LEVER

UNLOCK

LOCK

UNLOCK

LOCK

Figure 2.10 Locking and releasing the cassette

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2. Grasp the cassette handle at each end and turn the unit upwards to release it from the recorder. The cassette will rest in an upright position ready to be lifted out of the input bay. 3. Grasp the cassette handle at each end and turn the unit upwards to release it from the recorder. Note: Remember, with a full roll of film the maximum weight of the cassette is 18 kg (40 lb).

Loading the Supply Cassette


This procedure is suitable for daylight-loading film that includes disposable packaging. The recorder is used with up to six media widths set by moving the mandrel drive wheel (see Figure 2.12) to one of the width locating grooves for:
Media Width mm (in) 768 (30.2) 720 (28.3) 670 (26.4) 559 (22.0) 520 (20.5) 356 (14.0)

1. Lift out a new roll of film from its packaging, but do not remove the black light-tight cover at this stage, as shown in Figure 2.11.

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BLACK LEADER MATERIAL

PLASTIC END CAP

SECURING TAPE

Figure 2.11 Unpacking the media roll

WIDTH LOCATING GROOVE

ROLL UNWINDS

FILM ROLL DRIVE SHAFT DRIVE WHEEL

Figure 2.12 Fitting a film roll to a mandrel

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2. Place the cassette on top of a suitable surface which allows the cassette lid to be opened. 3. Pull up the two release catches on the cassette lifting handles and open the handles to unlock the cassette lid, as shown Figure 2.13. 4. Open the cassette lid and take out the mandrel shown in Figure 2.12. The mandrel consists of two drive wheel mechanisms that slide along a shaft with the lefthand drive wheel locating into the correct film width notch. 5. Press down the righthand drive wheel release button, slide out the wheel and remove the empty film spool from the mandrel. 6. Press down the lefthand drive wheel release button and move the mechanism to its correct film width locating notch on the shaft. See Figure 2.12.
CASSETTE LID

CASSETTE BASE MANDREL

CASSETTE LIFTING HANDLES

Figure 2.13 Opening the supply cassette

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7. Insert the new film roll into the mandrel and ensure that it fits fully into the lefthand wheel. Note that all widths of film roll must be in the centre of the mandrel. Also note how the film unwinds from the top, as shown in Figure 2.14. Do not remove the black light-tight cover at this stage. 8. Push the righthand drive wheel into the film spool until it locks.

REWIND WHEEL

TO UNWIND MEDIA

Figure 2.14 Loading a mandrel into a cassette

9. Load the new film roll mandrel into the cassette. The white drive gear on the mandrel should line up with the smaller rewind wheel on the cassette. 10. Pull out a short strip of leader film to the front of the lid.
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11. Shut the lid and lock the cassette by lifting up the two lifting handles. Make sure the two lock buttons are also lifted and lowered as the handles are secured in the lock position. 12. Pull out and carefully peel off the film leader. Using the small rewind wheel, roll any excess film back into the spool.

LOCK BUTTON

REWIND

SPRING ROLLERS

LIGHT-TIGHT HOLD POSITION

VIEW INSIDE THE CASSETTE

Figure 2.15 Cutting a leading edge

13. If necessary, cut a new leading edge with a knife, using a pair of scissors. Make sure there is a small amount of film (about 2 cm) evenly spread along the length of the cassette. Note: Damaged or incorrectly cut media leading edges are the primary cause of loading jams.

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14. With a water-based felt pen, write the film details of the cassette onto the Film Information label. 15. If a loaded cassette is to be left out of the machine for any length of time make sure that the film leader is wound in beforehand to the light-tight hold position just inside the spring rollers. See Figure 2.15. Before installing the cassette, pull out the leading edge again with your fingers.

Installing the Supply Cassette


1. While the supply cassette door is open, carefully insert the loaded cassette into its input bay location (see Figure 2.10). 2. Lower the cassette and roll the handle downwards into a locked position. Check that the cassette release lever is fully back and the cassette is locked so that the cassette handles cannot move upwards. 3. While the Close Upper Door screen is displayed:

Figure 2.16 Close Upper Door screen

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Grip the cassette door handle and pull the door downwards until it shuts and locks. A Confirm Media screen appears:

Figure 2.17 Confirm Media screen

This screen shows the Cassette Available icon indicating a supply cassette ID 2 loaded with a full length of film at 61 metres.It allows you to:

confirm the media settings and revert back to RUN


screen, or

edit the local media database before reverting back to


RUN screen. 4. If the Confirm Media details are correct, select the following buttons in turn from each screen to restart scanning:

5. If the Confirm Media details are incorrect, use the options described in Section 3.5 to update the media database before restarting to scan.
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Turn to Chapter 3 for more details on to operate the recorder in RUN mode.

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This chapter explains how to navigate the MMI menu system and introduces all the main options and functions for running efficient workflows. It gives a brief summary of each of the main icons and buttons and describes how they are used to control basic recorder tasks during a production run. MMI menus and icons on the first release of Luxel F-6000 show the recorder fitted with a supply cassette and the option of an additional take-up cassette. If the take-up cassette is not fitted, icons indicating the device are greyed out.

3.1

Starting to Run Jobs


You can immediately start to scan after switching on the imagesetter system and RIPping jobs. Once the recorder is setup with media it is ready to receive images and push scanned film to an online processor. Default names for the Fujifilm media types capable of exposing on a Luxel F-6000 are available to the recorder from the RIP application. If they have been given new names on the RIP, these names are displayed from the MMI. After a cassette is loaded and installed, a media type is selected from the MMI to correspond to the media installed in the bay using a Change Cassette procedure. As soon as a cassette ID has been associated with the media type, and the data is stored on the recorder, there is no further need to re-enter cassette details until a new media type is loaded. If the wrong media type is loaded into a cassette, the recorder will be unable to expose the queued images until the correct type is installed.

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3.2

Navigating the MMI Menu


Navigating the MMI menu system on a Luxel F-6000 is very straightforward, easy to learn and operate. Once the recorder is switched on, image data sent from the RIP is automatically downloaded to a buffer queue on the recorder and scanned in a queue sequence. Any images still held on disk from the previous job session are the first to be scanned. The imagesetter system is fully automatic but the user still has complete control of the recorder and the workflow. After a queue of jobs have been downloaded, film feed into the drum and job scanning is entirely automatic. At any point the operator can still pause, stop and restart the job queue to change cassettes or complete a maintenance task. Job scanning progress can be monitored from the MMI or the RIP interface. At each stage of a production run, operators are presented with a menu of function buttons and status icons showing the current state of the machine and the options available. If, for instance, the machine requires a maintenance procedure or a change of media, a step-by-step display explains how the user can quickly recover and resume production.

3.2.1

Looking at Icons and Buttons


Touchpanel screens on the MMI consist of status icons and button icons that allow the operator to view current scanning progress and select appropriate options. Status Icons - these indicate the current status of the recorder machine and media scanning. For instance, the length of film still available in a cassette or whether the recorder requires maintenance. Icons give the operator some feedback on the current machine settings and operation. They can be transient (appearing momentarily while an operation is in progress) or permanent. In this manual an icon is shown in italic. An example of an icon, called Non-Fatal Error, is displayed opposite.

Non-Fatal Error

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Return

Button Icons - these are pressed to control the machines operation, reveal a new set of menu options or open a set of MMI screens that assist in recovering from a fault or starting a maintenance procedure. In this manual a button option is highlighted in bold. An example of a button, called Return, is shown opposite.

Recognizing Icons and Buttons


There are a number of status and button icons that re-occur on more than one screen while the recorder is operating. As they always function in the same way for each mode, it is always useful to recognize them immediately.

Status Icons
These are examples of common icons indicating the current status of the recorder. Some of these icon have an animated version that appear during a delay while a machine operation is in progress.. Media Roll: shows the length of film inside the supply cassette in either Metric metres or Imperial feet, depending on the units set from the Preferences menu.

Cassettes Available: this icon represents the installed cassettes, supply (upper) and take-up (lower), with information on their current status. The icon has various states depending on whether the cassette is installed and loaded, and the length of film inside. Examples of each state is shown below:

Cassette not mounted: icon has a grey outline and a white fill:

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Cassette mounted but not loaded: icon has a black fill with the
current length of film:

Cassette mounted and loaded: icon has a black fill with the
current length of film:

Note: The take-up cassette icon is shown as greyed out if the cassette is not fitted as an option. Press Media Info to reveal the Media Info screen described in Section 3.7.1. The supply cassette on the Cassettes Available icon changes to a black fill when film starts to load into the drum. Wait Timer: while the timer wheel is spinning, the recorder is completing a previous operation before starting to execute the latest operator request. Advance Media: as scanned film is ejected from the drum, Advance Media shows new film loading into the drum from the cassette. If the output path to the processor is full, a Wait Timer icon appears. The next stage indicates film being guillotined.

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Cut and Eject Media: a film sheet is on the transport path to the processor. If the output path to the processor is full, a Wait Timer icon appears.

Rewind Media: film is currently rewinding film into the cassette from the drum. This normally occurs when the Shutdown or Change Cassette option is selected.

Non-Fatal Error: this appears during a scan to warn the operator that a maintenance task is due or a fault has occurred momentarily which may have caused the current scan job to fail. Warnings of this type are explained in Section 3.8. Fatal Error causes the imagesetter to halt its current task and display an Error Handling screen. A beeper and external alert (if fitted) sounds at the same time; they are are cancelled by pressing any part of the MMI touchpanel. Image Downloading: this icon appears while an image is downloading from the RIP server. Note that when troubleshooting some options will cause the current image transfer to fail. Image Not Downloading: this icon appears when images are no longer downloading. In this state you can safely select all the troubleshooting options. Time to End Current Scan: The time remaining before the current scan stops, shown in minutes and seconds. Low Media: there is only 5 metres of film remaining in the cassette. The count decreases in 1 metre steps until the Out-of-Media icon appears. Out-of-Media: there is not enough media in the supply cassette to run the next job. A beeper, which sounds at the same time, is cancelled by pressing on any part of the MMI touchpanel. This
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icon remains on the MMI until a cassette loaded with the correct film is installed from the Change Cassette procedure explained in Section 3.5. If you have an external alert fitted to the recorder an Out-of-Media state will cause the alert to flash or sound.

Button Options
Buttons start a required machine function immediately after releasing your finger from the panel icon. A beeper indicates that the button is correctly selected. Buttons will be either active (in bold) or inactive (greyed-out), depending on whether they are currently valid options. Sometimes, as the machine performs a background task, you may need to wait a short while until the button turns active. During this period a Wait Timer icon will appear. These are examples of common buttons that function in an identical way for most screens.
Return: this has two functions allowing you to:

return to the previous screen confirm that the settings entered on the current menu are
correct.
Reboot: select this option on an Error Handling screen to reboot

the system. The machine boots up and, if the system is fault-free, enters RUN mode. If the there is still a fault, an Error Handling screen re-appears.
Recorder Info: displays information about the current machine

settings, or a set of help screens on what action the operator can take if there is an error. Section 3.7.2 describes the Recorder Info screen.

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Media Info: displays information about the currently active cassettes, the media loaded on the recorder, its type and current length. The button icon varies in fill and outline colour, depending on whether cassettes are installed and loaded. Section 3.7.1 describes Media Info screens in more detail.
Display Contrast: opens a screen from where you can adjust the

touchpanel contrast. Section 3.6.5 describes the Display Contrast screen.

3.2.2

Switching Between Menu Modes


The MMI menu system has three selectable modes of operation that offer sub-menus of button options and icons: 1. RUN mode: this is an operating mode where the recorder is scanning, or ready to scan, and is also receiving RIPped images. 2. PAUSE mode: this is also an operating mode where the recorder has stopped scanning (so that cassettes can be changed, for instance), but can still receive images. 3. TOOLS mode: in this mode the recorder has stopped scanning, allowing the operator to select various setups, maintenance and service options. Image downloads are only suspended if the Tools option selected (Shutdown or Diagnostics, for instance) prevents the use of the SCSI bus. Each mode display has a button that allows the operator to easily switch between all three modes and quickly access their menu options. By selecting the options shown in Figure 3.1 you can navigate between menus during a job run session and take control of the workflow.

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SEE SECTIONS BELOW FOR MORE INFORMATION ON ICONS AND BUTTONS

SECTION 3.2.3

PAUSE RUN

PAUSE MODE

SECTION 3.2.4

TOOLS RETURN

TOOLS MODE

SECTION 3.2.5

SHUT DOWN

Figure 3.1 Navigating between modes

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3.2.3

While in RUN Mode


SCANNING PROGRESS SCAN JOB NUMBER SEPARATION ID TIMETOEND CURRENT SCAN

IMAGE DOWNLOADING

JOBS IN QUEUE STATUS ICON POSITION

MEDIA INFO

PAUSE

RECORDER INFO

Figure 3.2 RUN mode screen

RUN mode displays data on RIP images being downloaded to a buffer queue while stored images in the queue are scanning. From here you can obtain information on the current state of the recorder and the installed media. Figure 3.2 shows the RUN mode screen with its icons and buttons. As jobs are exposed, the MMI continually displays an indication of their scan progress, and whether there are more jobs being downloaded to the buffer queue. During a production run, the progress of a film through the media path between the supply cassette and the processor is automated and displayed on the RUN screen as a sequence of animated icons called Advance Media, Cut and Eject Media and Rewind Media. Media being returned to the cassette is shown as a Rewind icon.

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ADVANCE MEDIA

CUT AND EJECT MEDIA

REWIND MEDIA

In addition, there are several other icons that could appear on the RUN mode screen to alert the operator about the status of the recorder, for instance:

FATAL ERROR

NON-FATAL ERROR

LOW MEDIA

OUT-OF -MEDIA

PROCESSOR NOT READY

Fatal Errors: a fatal error shows that the recorder requires


attention before it can continue scanning see Section 5.1.

Non-Fatal Error: usually operates as a maintenance call see


Section 3.9.

Low Media and Out-of-Media: the supply cassette is running


low of film or has insufficient film for the next job see Section 3.4.1.

Processor Not Ready: the media processor needs attention


see Section 3.3.3. Scanning Progress This icon shows the progress of the scanning job in real-time. The Scanning Progress bar is the first indication that an image has started to scan.

SCANNING PROGRESS BAR

Job Number and Separation ID Indicates the current job number and separation ID being scanned by the recorder.
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Time-to-End Current Scan The time remaining before the current scan stops, shown in minutes and seconds. Recorder Info Displays the current system status and allows you to alter the MMI display contrast while the system is scanning. See also Section 3.7.2. Pause Press this button to move to RUN mode and temporally halt scanning progress. A small Wait Timer icon is displayed over the button until the current scan ends. After the current scan finishes, the other jobs are still in a queue ready for scanning. Pausing the machine does not rewind the media. Press Run on the Pause screen to restart scanning. See Section 3.2.4 on the Pause mode options. Media Info Note: The take-up cassette icon is shown as greyed out if the cassette is not fitted as an option. The Media Info button shows the supply cassette status as follows:

Cassette not mounted: icon has a grey outline and a white fill:

Cassette mounted but not loaded: icon has a black fill with the
current length of film:

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Cassette mounted and loaded: icon has a black fill with the
current length of film:

Press Media Info to reveal the Media Info screen described in Section 3.7.1. Media Path Info A set of animated status icons continuously displayed while media is being advanced (loaded) into the drum and ejected to the processor. Media being returned to the drum is shown as a Rewind icon.

ADVANCE MEDIA

CUT AND EJECT MEDIA

REWIND MEDIA

Jobs in Queue This shows the number of images on the recorder disk ready for scanning. Image Downloading/Not Downloading A spinning disk indicates that RIP images are currently being downloaded to disk. A disk not spinning indicates when the downloading of images has stopped.

IMAGE DOWNLOADING

IMAGE NOT DOWNLOADING

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3.2.4

While in PAUSE Mode


CHANGE CASSETTE TOOLS MEDIA CONTROL

IMAGE DOWNLOADING

JOBS ON BUFFER MEMORY

MEDIA INFO

RUN

RECORDER INFO

Figure 3.3 PAUSE mode screen

PAUSE mode shows options that apply while the recorder is not exposing film but RIP data is still being downloaded. From here you can:

change media and confirm or edit the media database for the
installed cassettes

access a set of software tools for maintaining the recorder load, eject and rewind sheets of film for checking obtain information on the current media and recorder state.
Figure 3.3 shows the PAUSE mode screen with its icons and buttons. Change Cassette Press Change Cassette to open the Change Cassette screen from where you can:
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Load new film. See Section 3.5 for more details. Edit the media settings on the media database (film length and
type) for a currently selected cassette. See Section 3.5.2 for more details. Tools Press Tools to enter TOOLS mode for accessing all the options that allow you to shutdown the machine, run diagnostics and maintenance procedures, or set recorder preferences. In this mode, all scanning is stopped. RIP image data, however, still downloads to the recorder. See Section 3.2.5 below. Media Control Selecting Media Control allows the operator to advance a sheet of film from a selected cassette without exposing a job. This is a useful facility if, for instance, you need to check film output for quality. A media control operation consists of three media output stages: Advance, Cut and Rewind, with the progress of each stage indicated by an animated icon on the MMI. You can eject any number of sheets as required before rewinding the media. See Section 3.4 for more details. Recorder Info Displays the current machine status and allows you to alter the MMI display contrast while the system is not scanning. See also Section 3.7.2. Run Press Run to return to RUN mode and commence scanning the next job held in queue. Starting the scan does not initiate the download of images from the RIP. This operation is completed by the user from the RIP interface prior to running the recorder. See your RIP Users Guide.

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Media Info Press Media Info to reveal the Media Info screen. This button represents the two cassettes, supply and take-up, with the cassette currently in use indicated in bold. When a cassette is not installed, its icon is greyed-out. See also Section 3.7.1. Jobs in Queue Shows the number of images already downloaded to the recorder ready for scanning. These jobs are held on a queue in the same order as the RIP queue. Image Downloading/Not Downloading A spinning disk shows that RIP image are currently being downloaded to the queue. A disk not spinning indicates when the downloading of images has stopped.

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3.2.5

While in TOOLS Mode


MAINTENANCE SHUTDOWN PREFERENCES

IMAGE DOWNLOADING

JOBS ON BUFFER MEMORY

RUN DIAGNOSTICS

RETURN

RECORDER INFO

Figure 3.4 TOOLS mode screen

TOOLS mode reveals all the maintenance and diagnostics options that assist the operator to run the recorder reliably over the long term. From here you can select options for setting preferences, shutting down the recorder before switching off and obtaining machine information. Maintenance A set of maintenance options are available from a Maintenance screen that show the operator how to empty the chad tray or clean the spinner mirror. These are selected when the MMI displays a Maintenance Warning icon (see Section 3.8) or if the operator, for instance, chooses to calibrate the recorder. Once a Maintenance procedure is started from the MMI, a set of graphic help screens illustrate how to complete the operation as a series of steps. See also Section 3.9. Image Downloading/Not Downloading
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A spinning disk shows that a RIP image is currently downloading to the recorder. A disk not spinning indicates when the downloading of images has stopped. Jobs in Queue This shows the number of images on the recorder ready for scanning. Shutdown Pressing Shutdown slows the spinner to an idling speed, allowing the machine to be switched off. Shutdown must always be selected before the recorder is switched off. Any images being downloaded are shown on the display, along with the number of jobs held on the queue. These jobs are still available for the next session when the machine is switched on. See also Section 2.1.3. Preferences This button opens the Preferences screen from where you can calibrate the display touchpanel and set contrast, set a fog leader cut length, enable or disable the communications link to the processor, or set the units of measurement. See also Section 3.6.1. Recorder Info Shows the current settings for all the software control modules, fog leader feed length, processor communications, units of measurement and allows adjustment of the MMI display contrast. See also Section 3.7.2. Return Press Return to revert back to the PAUSE menu. Run Diagnostics This button opens the Run Diagnostics screen from where you have the option of running the self-tests on the electronic, scanning, film handling and optics systems. See Section 5.2.3 which describes the recorder diagnostics in more detail.

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3.3

How to Operate Your Recorder


Although Luxel F-6000 is designed to output film automatically without an operator in attendance, there are occasions when the you may need to manually control the machine from the MMI. This section describes how to carry out typical recorder operations using the MMI. It also offers some useful guidelines on running the recorder as part of an imagesetting system. Some of the main areas of recorder control from the MMI are:

Operating with the RIP server and the processor - see


Section 3.3.1.

Manually controlling the flow of jobs to pause, change


cassettes, or output film for visual checking - see Section 3.4.

Changing cassettes during a job run - see Section 3.5. Editing a selected media database to modify the settings for
media length and type - see Section 3.5.2.

Setting recorder preferences - see Section 3.6.1. Obtaining recorder information on the current media or state
of the machine - see Sections 3.7.1 and 3.7.2.

Responding to machine errors - see Section 3.8.


If you still have any problems in running the recorder, or require further information on how to improve workflow methods, call your local Fujifilm Support Centre.

3.3.1

How to Operate with Your RIP


Your imagesetter system consists of the recorder, a RIP server (which is usually a PC located not more than 25 metres from the recorder) and one or more client workstations. The RIP server runs the RIP interface software that allows you to create job profiles, select screen sets, and manage jobs. Images and pages created by desktop applications are sent to the RIP before being downloaded to the recorder for scanning. This method of

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working, with a linked RIP interface, generates a steady stream of scan jobs for the recorder. The RIP interface downloads all the available Fuji media types to be displayed and selected as a scrollable MMI list on the recorder. Installing a cassette with an ID number allows the operator to associate a listed media type with the media type loaded into each supply cassette. Once selected from the MMI, the cassette media details are held in local memory on a separate media database. This ensures that the same cassette can be reloaded with the same media type, or removed and replaced at any stage of a job run, and still be recognised.

When to use the RIP or MMI Interface


The following guidelines will help you decide which interface, RIP or recorder MMI, to use during a production run. RIP Interface

Use the RIP to start downloading jobs to the recorder. Use the RIP Job Queue or Status View facility to monitor job
downloads to the recorder before they are scanned.

Use the RIP to calibrate the system for Laser Wedge Density
and Linearisation. MMI Interface

Use the MMI to monitor job scanning and ejection of film.


The recorder MMI indicates the progress of each job as it scans and ejects, and also shows if RIP data is being received.

Use the MMI to check for recorder errors, such as film jams.
The RIP interface will provide more detailed information on the error.

Use the MMI to check if the recorder is running out of film.

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3.3.2

How to Calibrate Your System


Regular calibration is required to ensure the recorder operates correctly to produce high-quality output. Calibrating for output Linearisation and Wedge Density is completed from the RIP interface, with the procedures explained in your RIP Users Guide supplied with the RIP product. Calibration from test images held permanently on the recorder is also possible. A Run Test Image facility on the Maintenance menu allows you to scan a standard image to check for recorder output quality.

3.3.3

How to Operate with Your On-line Processor


A media processor is closely coupled to the recorder to accept cut, punched and exposed film from the output. The two machines can operate as a single on-line production system depending on whether the communications link is enabled from the MMI:

Link Enabled: Software commands and diagnostic data is


passed between the two units, allowing the processor to work as an online unit. This is the preferred setup for continuous production.

Link Disabled: the processor is unable to communicate with


the recorder while film sheets are being exposed. Instead, the processor senses the film as it arrives at the entry and waits until the previous film has been developed before accepting the new job. Disabling the link is not recommended unless as a last resort. Production is possible but there is a risk of short fast jobs overlapping long slower jobs already developing inside the processor. Section 3.6.1 explains how to enable and disable your processor communications link. Occasionally, while the recorder is running in any mode, a Processor Not Ready icon may appear on the display:

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This is not an error warning but a reminder to the operator that the processor has halted because, for instance, the chemicals are too low or the processor is not operating at the required temperature. HINT ON USING THE PROCESSOR: If an error indicates a communication problem between the recorder and the processor, attempt to find the cause of the problem before disabling the link and continuing to scan. Contact your local Fujifilm Service Centre for further help.

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3.4

How to Control Media Workflow


Although the media path from the cassette to the processor is automatic when the system is in RUN mode, the operator may still wish to manually control recorder operations in certain circumstances where, for instance, film needs to be ejected. Some of the more typical operations are described below.

Pausing and Restarting the Scan


You can temporally pause recorder scanning and restart at any stage without losing film or jobs. Pausing causes scanning to stop after the current job in the drum has completed imaging. Images from the RIP, however, are still downloaded during the pause. From the RUN menu, select Pause:

From the PAUSE menu, select Run to restart scanning:

Exposed and unexposed film accidently left in the drum and not ejected is automatically rewound back into the cassette after a set period of time. If the film is exposed it is ejected as a full drum
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length before the roll is rewound. This facility, called automatic rewind, prevents film from being fogged.

Changing the Supply Cassette


If you are scanning and need to change the media roll or install a new cassette, use the Change Cassette procedure described in Section 3.5. From the RUN menu, select:

Change Cassette also allows also you to access and edit the media database on the recorder for media length and type.

Editing the Media Database


If you are scanning and need to edit the media database for an installed cassette, use the procedure described in Section 3.5.2.

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Selecting Edit Media Database provides an option for you to select an installed cassette and modify the current database details for film length and type.

Controlling Media Output


The Media Output menu is a useful tool that allows you to manually advance, cut and eject a film sheet without scanning it as a defined job. For instance, if you need to eject a short sheet from the drum to the processor to check for quality before a job session. Open the Media Output menu from the PAUSE menu as follows:

Media Output offers a facility to eject and process one or more short sheets of unexposed film using the procedure shown in Figure 3.5. 1. While the drum is empty the Advance Media button is active, giving you the option to load media. Note, however, the following:

The Advance Media button is only active when the


supply cassette is installed and loaded.

The Recorder Info button is active. If the Cassette cover has been opened immediately
beforehand, or a new roll of film has been installed, then the first sheet ejected will always be the Fog Leader.

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2. Press Advance Media to start loading media into the drum. While this is happening, an animated Advance Media icon is displayed.
ADVANCE MEDIA CUT AND EJECT MEDIA

MEDIA INFO

ADVANCE

CUT AND EJECT RECORDER INFO REWIND MEDIA

ADVANCE

REWIND

Figure 3.5 Media Control selections

3. Press Cut and Eject Media to start the eject to the processor, which is shown by a Cut and Eject icon.

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4. If no more media output sheets are required then press Rewind to return the media to the cassette. While this occurs, a Rewind icon is displayed. The screen now shows the Advance Media button as re-activated, allowing you to output another film sheet or select Return to redisplay the PAUSE screen.

3.4.1

How to Detect an End of Roll


The system software is able to calculate when a cassette runs out of media and whether there is enough film left for the next job on the queue. An indication that there is only 5 metres of film available is shown on the RUN mode screen as a Low Media icon:

You do not need to take any action when a Low Media icon appears. Do not attempt to rewind film. As the system counts down the length of film remaining in the cassette, the icon value decreases in steps of 1 metre. When there is no more film left in the cassette, an Out-of-Media icon appears on the RUN screen indicating that the recorder cannot continue:

However, if film in the cassette is unsuitable for the next RIP job, or is empty, then scanning ceases, the beeper/external alert is triggered, and the Error Handling screen appears:

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PRESS TO CHANGE CASSETTE

Figure 3.6 Error Handling screen - Out-of-Media

Press Recorder Info to open the Change Cassette options described in Section 3.5 below.

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3.5

How to Change Cassettes and Edit the Media Database


This section shows how to remove and reinstall the supply cassette using the MMI menus to open the two access doors. As a general rule, follow the guidelines below to ensure that the media changeover is consistently successful.

Always keep the recorder and RIP server switched on between


job runs.

Only change media when the recorder is switched on.


HINT ON CHANGING A CASSETTE: Schedule the workflow on the queue so that there is a minimum loss of scanning time caused by constant cassette changeovers.

3.5.1

Changing the Supply Cassette


During a production run the operator is able to remove and replace the supply cassette and edit the local media database to match the loaded media. Some indication of when film needs replenishing is revealed from the Media Info screen explained in Section 3.7.1. When loading new media into a cassette, make sure that it is correct for the expected jobs in the queue. An incorrectly loaded media type for a job will cause the recorder to issue an Error Handling screen for code 803 and wait until the correct media is loaded. This state is displayed as a specific status on the RIP interface. Use the following method to change supply cassettes:

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1. Press Pause to stop scanning and Change Cassette to display the Change Cassette screen:

CHANGE MEDIA

Figure 3.7 Change Cassette screen

2. Press Change Media to start a media rewind (if film is still loaded). 3. After the rewind is complete, the next screen tells the operator to open the upper door.

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OPEN SUPPLY CASSETTE DOOR

CLOSE SUPPLY CASSETTE DOOR

Figure 3.8 Open/Close Supply Cassette Door screens

4. Open the upper door, remove the empty cassette and re-install another loaded cassette or reload the existing cassette. 5. Close the upper door, as shown on the MMI, to display the Confirm Media screen:

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CHANGE LENGTH

RETURN

CHANGE TYPE

Figure 3.9 Confirm Media screen

6. After a new cassette is installed, its ID number is read from the media database for the last film type it contained. Confirm Media will show the old media type and length value on the Media Roll icon depending on the conditions described in the step 7. below. If the media loaded is the correct type and length then press
Return to redisplay the Change Cassette screen. From here

you can return to the PAUSE and RUN screens. If the media loaded is different in type or length, then continue with step 7. below 7. Select an option, Change Length or Change Type, depending on Conditions A to C highlighted below: If the cassette had previously been installed with a different type of media, then refer to Conditions B and C below:

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Condition A Replacing the old media type with a new roll of the same type: a) The default media type (length and thickness) is shown on the MMI if:

the previous cassette ran out of media, or a cassette is removed from the machine before the
MMI indicates that it is empty. The MMI still displays the previous cassette details after the change. b) Press Return to confirm the setting for the installed cassette. Condition B Replacing the old media type with a roll of the same type but a different length: a) Press Change Length on the Confirm Media screen to get the following screen:

CASSETTE MEDIA LENGTH

RETURN

NUMERIC KEYPAD

Figure 3.10 Change Length screen

b) Enter a new length as nn.n in metres using the decimal point for Metric units, or as nnn in feet for Imperial units.
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c) Press Return to confirm and revert to the Change Cassette screen. Condition C Replacing the old media type with a roll of a different type: a) Press Change Type on the Confirm Media to get the following screen:

CASSETTE MEDIA LENGTH

RETURN

MEDIA NAME LIST WITH UP/DOWN SCROLL BUTTONS

Figure 3.11 Change Media Type screen

A scrollable list shows all the media types currently available on the RIP. Each type is either named from its default product code or from a user-supplied name on the RIP, for instance:

media manufacturer (Fujifilm) type (HSR) width (720 mm) and thickness (0.1016 mm).
b) Press the Up- or Down-Arrow buttons to highlight a new media name from the list. While there are more types to

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scroll, the arrow icons are black to indicate further scrolling. c) Press Return to redisplay the Confirm Media screen, allowing you to check and confirm the current settings. 8. Press Return to display the Change Cassette screen and Return again for the PAUSE mode screen.

3.5.2

How to Edit the Media Database


From the Edit Media Database option, you can easily edit the recorder database held for each type of cassette. This facility is useful if the number and type of jobs you are running causes you to constantly swap film rolls. 1. If the recorder is currently scanning, press Pause to stop then Change Cassette to display the Change Cassette screen:

EDIT MEDIA DATABASE

Figure 3.12 Change Cassette screen

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Where Change Cassette shows that a cassette is not installed, select Change Media and refer to Section 3.5. 2. Press Edit Media Database to display the Confirm Media screen:

CHANGE LENGTH

RETURN

CHANGE TYPE

Figure 3.13 Confirm Media screen

3. Select an option, Change Length or Change Type. Media database details of the currently selected cassette, (highlighted in bold) is displayed, allowing you to accept (press Return) or change media length and type values. Change Length (See Figure 3.10) 4. Enter a new length as nn.n in metres using the decimal point for Metric units, or as nnn in feet for Imperial units. 5. Press Return to confirm and revert to the Confirm Media screen and select Change Type, if the media type has also changed.

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Change Type (See Figure 3.11) 6. A scrollable list shows all the media type names currently available on the RIP, with each one identified by a code name showing, for example:

media manufacturer (Fujifilm) type and thickness (HSR) width (720 mm) and thickness (0.1016 mm).
7. Press the Up- or Down-Arrow buttons to highlight a new media name from the list. While there are more types to scroll, the arrow icons are black to indicate further scrolling. 8. Press Return to display the Confirm Media screen and Return again for the Select Cassette screen. 9. Press Return to display the Change Cassette screen and Return again for the PAUSE mode screen.

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3.6

How to Change Recorder Settings


3.6.1 Set Preferences
Recorder Preferences are easily modified by the operator at any point where a change is suitable for the type of jobs in progress or where the visibility of the MMI display needs improving. From the RUN screen you can obtain the Preferences options, shown in Figure 3.14, by selecting:

TOUCH SCREEN CALIBRATION

FOG LEADER LENGTH

OUTPUT SETTINGS

DISPLAY CONTRAST

RETURN

UNIT OF MEASUREMENT

Figure 3.14 Preferences screen

Select a Preference option shown in Figure 3.14 above.

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3.6.2

Calibrate the Touchpanel Display


The MMI display consists of two layers: an LCD (Liquid Crystal Display) which generates all the icon pixels, and a touchpanel that senses the exact location of your finger on a displayed button. Over a period of time, the touchpanel may need to be recalibrated for easier use. Press Display Calibration from the Preferences menu to obtain:

DISPLAY CAL

Figure 3.15 Display Calibration screen

Calibrate the display as follows: 1. Press the Display Cal button which then turns to grey. 2. Follow the sequence of button selections, shown in Figure 3.16, to calibrate the touch panel. Note that as each calibration point becomes active, the greyed-out cross is replaced with an encircled bold cross. 3. While the calibration process is running, the Return button turns to grey. As soon as the process has completed, this
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button changes to bold, ready for pressing and re-display of the Preferences screen. You can select Display Cal again to rerun the calibration process.

Figure 3.16 Sequence of button selections

3.6.3

Set the Fog Leader Length


The fog leader is an extra feed length of media advanced into the drum when a new roll of film is loaded. It is added to remove the fogged (or slightly exposed) edge from the imaging area that results when the roll is unpackaged. Film sheets advanced from the remainder of the roll do not use a fog leader.

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Press Fog Leader Length from the Preferences menu to obtain:

FOG LEADER FEED LENGTH

RETURN

NUMERIC KEYPAD

DELETE

Figure 3.17 Fog leader screen

Modify the fog leader length as follows: 1. Enter a new length as nnn in millimetres for Metric units, or nn.n for inches in Imperial units to one decimal place. You can enter 0 to start scanning without a fog leader, or any length not greater than 686 mm. 2. Press Return to confirm and return to the Preferences screen.

3.6.4

Enable and Disable the Output Settings


From the Output Settings screen it is possible to enable and disable the link. The coupled machines, recorder and processor, co-operate using a common communication link for transferring commands. These commands indicate if the processor is ready to receive the next

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job, or if it is held up because of an internal error, or requires more time to obtain the correct temperature. Press Output Settings from the Preferences menu to obtain:
COMMS BUS DISABLED PROCESSOR COMMSDISABLED

ENABLE PROCESSOR COMMS

RETURN

DISABLE PROCESSOR COMMS

Figure 3.18 Output Settings screen

To enable or disable the processor communication link to the recorder: 1. Press either the Enable Processor Comms or Disable Processor Comms button; only one option is available at a time. The recommended setting is to keep the link enabled and only disable the link as a last resort if there is a fault. 2. Press Return to confirm and return to the Preferences screen.

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3.6.5

Set MMI Display Contrast


From the Display Contrast screen you can control the visibility of the LCD for different lighting conditions and viewing angles, depending on ease of use for the operator. If the contrast needs to be adjusted while the recorder is scanning, then use the Recorder Info option. Press Display Contrast from the Preferences menu to obtain:
DISPLAY CONTRAST SLIDER DISPLAY CONTRAST ICON

DECREASE CONTRAST

RETURN

INCREASE CONTRAST

Figure 3.19 Display Contrast screen

To modify the display contrast: 1. Press the required Display Contrast Control arrow to increase or decrease contrast. A slider bar indicates the level of contrast as it is adjusted. 2. Press Return to confirm and return to the Preferences screen.

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3.6.6

Set Units of Measurement


MMI details of media length are displayed and entered as either Imperial units in feet (ft) or Metric units in metres(M). Smaller measurements for film thickness and Fog Leader length are shown as millimetres (mm) or as inches (in). Press Units of Measurement from the Preferences menu to obtain:
METRIC ENABLED

ENABLE METRIC (METRES)

RETURN

ENABLE IMPERIAL (FEET)

Figure 3.20 Units of Measurement screen

To change the units of measurement: 1. Press the required Metric or ft radio button to select a unit. 2. Press Return to confirm and return to the Preferences screen.

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3.7

How to Obtain Information


Production information from the recorder is available as:

Media Information: provides details on the currently active


cassettes, the type of films and the media lengths.

Recorder Information: provides a summary of the current


Preference settings.

3.7.1

Media Information
Press Media Info from the RUN or PAUSE screens to display the Media Info screen:
MEDIA ROLL CASSETTE MEDIA INFO CASSETTES AVAILABLE

Figure 3.21 Media Info screen

From here you can obtain current media information (info) on which cassettes are installed and loaded, the supply cassette ID, the length of film remaining in each cassette, the film type, thickness and width.
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Note that the units of measurement shown depend on the Preferences already set. See also Section 3.2.1 describing the icons in this screen in more detail. Media Roll This displays the amount of film remaining in the supply cassette. If a new roll of film is loaded, the icon shows the default maximum length for the film type. Cassette Media Info Media details of the film type, roll length and thickness is shown for the supply cassette. Cassettes Available This shows the cassettes currently installed and loaded. Note that if the take-up cassette option is not installed, the lower icon is greyed out. Return Press Return to confirm and re-display the previous menu.

3.7.2

Recorder Information
Recorder Info serves as an About screen showing the current system Preference settings and application software versions for all the control modules. It also provides a short-cut button for adjusting display contrast. Press Recorder Info to obtain the following screen:

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FOG LEADER FEED LENGTH

UNITS OF PROCESSOR COMMS ENABLED MEASUREMENT

SOFTWARE MODULES INSTALLED

DISPLAY CONTRAST

RETURN

Figure 3.22 Recorder Info screen

Fog Leader Feed Length Shows the fog leader feed length in the preferred units of measurement. This length is adjustable: the default length is 145 mm and the maximum length is 686 mm. Processor Comms (Enabled/Disabled) This icon indicates if the processor communications link is currently enabled or disabled. Note that an RS232 cable connection between the two units is fitted. Units of Measurement This icon shows the preferred units of measurement as millimetres mm, (Metric) or as inches in (Imperial).

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Control Module Version Each software control module in the recorder operates with its own version of the application software and these could change as new functions and features are developed. When an engineer is diagnosing a problem from an off-site service centre, you may be asked for information on the current versions to assist in fault-finding. Return Returns control to the previous display. Display Contrast Select Display Contrast to adjust the contrast control of the LCD without having to stop scanning. When Return is pressed from Display Contrast, the MMI re-displays Recorder Info.

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3.8

How to Troubleshoot the Recorder


If an error develops on the recorder or processor, an Error Handling screen appears with icons and codes describing the problem in more detail. The screen allows you access to the appropriate operator tools and information for rectifying the fault. Section 4.1 describes the troubleshooting features of the Error Handling screen and how to interpret it for fault-finding. Errors are divided into two types: Fatal and Non-Fatal.
NON-FATAL ERROR

FATAL ERROR

For instance, Figure 3.23 below shows a typical Error Handling screen with a fault reported from the optics system.
IMAGES DOWNLOADING ERROR GROUP ERROR GROUP & ERROR CODE

WAIT TIMER (ERROR LOGGING)

RUN DIAGNOSTICS

RETURN

ERROR INFO

Figure 3.23 Error Handling screen - Optics error

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There are three areas on the Error Handling display that give the operator more information about the current status of the machine: Error Group, Error Type and Error Code. Error Group Error Group displays a set of icons that allow you to quickly identify the general area of the problem: for instance, a film jam, a full chad tray, or a processor. For a typical film jam fault, the location of an error appears as a single flashing module, highlighted on a cross-cut view of the recorder shown in Figure 4.3. Error Type A Non-Fatal Error icon normally appears when the machine is in RUN mode and indicates an error that should not stop the recorder from scanning. The machine may need maintenance or a transient fault may have caused the current scanning job to fail. Press Recorder Info to display information about the maintenance procedure required. Scanning can continue as normal until you wish to start the maintenance job, usually at the end of a scan session. One example of a non-fatal error would be a full chad tray that might eventually block the punch mechanism if it is not cleared promptly. A Fatal Error causes the recorder to halt its current task and display an Error Handling screen. A beeper and external alert (if fitted) sounds at the same time; they are are cancelled by pressing any part of the MMI touchpanel. Fatal errors immediately start an automatic closedown procedure where the system attempts to eject cut film to the processor and rewind film back into the cassette. If the recorder has to be rebooted, a recovery is attempted again. Once the system has initialised correctly, scanning continues; if the system fails to eject the film sheet, an error code indicates where the user needs to remove the sheet manually. Fatal errors need to be investigated and cleared before the machine continues to scan. Section 4.1 onwards describes all the main troubleshooting procedures, and recommends what action to take, depending on the error code.

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Some fatal errors may be traced to the electronics system and can only be cleared with the assistance of a service engineer. Other typical errors could be a media transport jam, which is normally fixed by the operator manually recovering the jammed film and restarting the job flow. Error Code Error codes are arranged into sets of decimal numbers that represent a module or a function on the imagesetter for instance, 200 to 215 is reserved for possible errors that appear when there is an error on the traverse. A discrete code number, such as, 210, within a set gives more specific help on determining the cause of a problem and the best course of action. A list of the error codes and recommended recovery actions is given in Section 4.1 onwards. Recorder Info This button is activated and appears as bold when the type of fault (for instance, cleaning the chad tray) can be completed by the operator. A set of Help screens aids the user in completing the maintenance procedure. Return or Reboot An Error Handling screen shows either a Return or a Reboot button. Press Return to display the previous screen. Use this option when a fatal error appears or after clearing an error using the help screens displayed under Recorder Info. Press Reboot to reboot once the error has been cleared. After initialising, the system re-displays a RUN mode or an Error Handling screen. Run Diagnostics The TOOLs menu and some error handling screens have an active Run Diagnostics option. Press this button to start a set of automated self-tests on the electronics, scanning, film handling and optics system and check for the following results:

if all the tests pass, the Run Diagnostics screen reappears with
a tick icon (n) to indicate that the fault has cleared

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if a single test fails the Error Handling screen is re-displayed


showing the Error Code. Section NO TAG explains how to operate the recorder self-tests.

3.8.1

Error Logging for Fatal Errors


Whenever the system reports a fatal error, an analysis log of the failure is automatically generated and held as a file on the RIP. Error data in the Log File is available from a separate SaveLog utility that runs on the RIP interface. This file can be retrieved by the operator or service engineer. Your RIP Users Guide will explain how to access SaveLog to check for more information on the error type. While logging is active, the Return or Reboot button on the Error Handling screen is replaced by a Wait Timer icon, see Figure 3.23. The display is momentarily locked and unavailable to the operator until the logging operation is complete.

HINT ON ERROR LOGGING: Error logging only takes a few moments, so do not touch the screen until the Wait Timer disappears. Analysis logs provide useful information for the service engineer to track the cause of difficult or persistent machine faults.

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3.9

How to Maintain the Recorder


The Maintenance screen is opened by the operator from TOOLS mode menu when:

The chad tray is full or the spinner mirror needs cleaning. A test page is required to check for exposure quality. Jobs on the queue need to be selected.
Select Maintenance on the TOOLS menu to obtain the following screen:

EMPTY CHAD TRAY

CLEAN SPINNER MIRROR

RUN TEST IMAGE

RETURN

MANAGE JOB QUEUE

Figure 3.24 Maintenance screen

Empty Chad Tray Select Empty Chad Tray to set up the recorder for emptying the chad tray.
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See Section 5.3.1 for further details. Clean Spinner Mirror Select Clean Spinner Mirror to set up the recorder for cleaning the spinner mirror. See Section 5.3.2 for further details. Run Test Image Selecting this option displays a set of test images which you can expose to check for dot, raster and moire quality. A loaded cassette has to be installed before the Run Test Image button is pressed. Note that test images are stored permanently on the recorder, so there is no need to download them from the RIP. If you require a typical customer job as a standard test image, then your local service engineer can transfer the image from the RIP server to the recorder. See Section 5.1 for further details. Manage Job Queue This option allows you to select jobs held in queue and delete them from the recorder. See Section 5.1 for further details. Return When a Maintenance screen task has been completed, press Return to redisplay the TOOLS mode screen.

3.9.1

Check for Spinner Contamination


While the recorder is in RUN mode, system software periodically checks the level of reflected light inside the drum for signs of spinner contamination and a possible loss of laser power caused by debris collecting on the mirror surface. Once the automatic check starts, an active Wait Timer icon replaces the Pause button (see Figure 3.25) to indicate that the machine has temporarily stopped exposing but is still receiving downloaded images. During this brief check, the display is locked and the operator is unable to select an MMI option.

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NONFATAL ERROR WARNING AND ERROR CODE

WAIT TIMER (CONTAMINATION CHECK)

PAUSE

Figure 3.25 RUN mode screen for a spinner contamination check

The check will either pass, fail or indicate that it cannot run. A fail is when it detects that contamination has exceeded one of the two set thresholds. The display shows a non-fatal error warning icon and, when the Recorder Info button is pressed, an error code to indicate the type of error. The icon will remain on the screen until the display is updated. Table 4.2 describes what action the operator should take in more detail. Your RIP application will also provide information about the spinner contamination check as a message in the Recorder Log. Once the spinner check has finished, the machine continues to expose and the RUN screen operates as normal.

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This chapter explains how the operator can clear machine errors using information from the Error Handling screen. It also shows how to access the interior of the recorder and recover from media jam errors. Recorder errors are always indicated on the MMI by a code number. Turn to Table 4.2 for the recommended recovery action. Operators need to be aware of the interlock system on the recorder and the access points for completing a recovery task. See the WARNING below:

SAFETY WARNING: See Sections 1.2 to 1.4 of your Luxel F-6000 Recorder Safety Manual.
WARNING

WARNING You can only access the interior of the machine from the User side, which is shown in Figure 1.3. Service side covers are only opened by an authorised Fujifilm engineer. Refer to your Luxel F-6000 Recorder Safety Manual for information on removing covers.

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4.1

Introducing Error Handling


This section describes the icons and buttons that appear on a typical Error Handling screen and how to run diagnostic self-tests. Once you are familiar with the main features and icons of the error handling, use the information in Section 4.2 to find out how to recover from the fault.

4.1.1

Understanding Error Closedown and Recovery


Machine errors (such as, jammed film or component faults) are immediately detected by the system software which determines if the error is one of two types: Non-Fatal or Fatal. As soon as a fatal error occurs, the system starts an automatic set of Closedown operations that try to leave the machine in a state where film in the drum is not at risk of fogging and production can continue as normal. After the Closedown has finished, the machine is ready for the operator to access the problem area. Closedown operations include:

Error Handling Screen: The MMI presents a screen which


provides the operator with more information. See also Section 4.1.3.

Recovery State: All fatal errors start automatic machine


recovery procedures to ensure the system is in the correct state for the operator to access the interior: a) film sheets in the drum or the output are ejected. b) film rewinds into the supply cassette.

Error Logging: Whenever the system reports a fatal error, a


log of the failure is automatically generated for retrieval as a SaveLog file on the RIP server. While the logging is in progress, a Wait Timer icon appears on the Error Handling screen. Do not attempt to reboot during error logging; the resulting file is useful for finding difficult or persistent faults. See also Section 3.8. Depending on when the error occurs, it is possible that film cannot be ejected. For errors of this type, the sheet has to be
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removed manually by the operator using instructions in Section 4.2.

4.1.2

Understanding Non-Fatal Error Handling Screens


Errors of this type are indicated by a Non-Fatal Error icon that appears on the RUN screen:

NON-FATAL ERROR ICON

Figure 4.1 Non-Fatal Error - RUN screen

Non-fatal warnings are usually indicated on any of the main menu screens (RUN, PAUSE or TOOLS). When a non-fatal error has occurred the machine continues to scan, but the last job may have been aborted. If the system is rebooted, any remaining film is ejected before scanning continues. Most non-fatal errors, however, recommend that you complete a maintenance task (empty the chad tray, for instance) before it causes a fatal error.

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4.1.3

Understanding Fatal Error Handling Screens


Fatal errors start an automatic closedown on the machine and are indicated by the following icon:

System software on the recorder constantly monitors the operation of the machine and immediately alerts the operator if a system fault or a film jam is detected. They always need to be cleared before scanning can continue. As soon as a Fatal error occurs the MMI immediately displays the appropriate Error Handling screen, typically shown as:
IMAGES DOWNLOADING ERROR GROUP ERROR TYPE AND ERROR CODE

RUN DIAGNOSTICS

RETURN

RECORDER INFO

Figure 4.2 Typical Error Handling screen - Processor Module

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The screen example above shows the Error Group as Processor Module, the Error Type as Fatal, and the Error Code as E 915. A set of buttons underneath offer three possible options:

Run Diagnostics: runs a set of self tests for further checks on


the failed module. On this screen the Run Diagnostics button is not active because the error is best cleared from Recorder
Info.

Return: returns the operator to the last screen. An alternative


option is the Reboot button for restarting the machine.

Recorder Info: this option, when active, gives more


information on how to clear the error. Images Downloading/Not Downloading A spinning disk shows that images are still being downloaded to the queue. Make sure that the disk stops spinning before selecting the Run Diagnostics option explained in Section 5.2.3. HINT ON HANDLING ERRORS: As soon as an error occurs, the current job image downloading continues until it is on the queue. In the meantime, all options on the Error Handling screen are disabled until the image has stopped downloading and an Error Log on the RIP has been created. Error Group Error Handling screens appear with a set of icons that assist the operator in grouping and locating faults to recorder modules:

Module Location: shows the location of the module that has


reported a film jam or machine error.

Chad Tray: the tray is full and needs to be emptied. Processor Communications: the processor has failed to
communicate with the recorder.

Processor Module: the processor has an internal error (see the


Service Guide supplied with the processor).

Optics: there is a problem with one of the optical modules.

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Over-Temperature: one of the modules has over-heated. Out of Media: the current job to be scanned has stopped
because the correct type of media is not available.

Door Open: scanning cannot continue because an interlocked


cover is open.

System: the main system control module has reported an error.


Section 4.2, Looking at Error Groups, describes each group in more detail. Error Type An error icon tells you more about the type of error:

fatal or non-fatal machine fault film jam chad tray needs emptying spinner mirror needs cleaning.
Section 4.2, Looking at Error Type Icons, describes each error type in more detail. Error Code A set of code numbers for each group of errors allows you to trace the cause and decide on what recovery action to take using the information in Table 4.2. Section 4.2, , describes the error codes in more detail. Recorder Info A Recorder Info button is active whenever there is an error the operator can clear without calling the service engineer. This option opens a set of Help screens that prompt the operator to complete a task. In some cases Recorder Info will allow you to continue scanning. Reboot Select Reboot to recover from the error by rebooting, if this is recommended action in Table 4.2. Where the machine fails to restart, the most likely cause is jammed film which must be
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removed. If there is a risk that the error has been caused by a film jam, then the film needs to be removed before Reboot is selected. Follow the recommendations for error recovery given in Section 4.2 onwards. Run Diagnostics Before selecting this option (if it is active) make sure that images are no longer downloading. Selecting Run Diagnostics while the Image Downloading icon is spinning aborts the current image transfer. Select Run Diagnostics to complete a set of system self-tests on all the critical machine control modules on the recorder. Diagnostics are run automatically when the machine is rebooted, or by the operator if it is a recommended recovery action. The Reboot button on the Error Handling screen is the fast way of rebooting. Run Diagnostics will reboot the system automatically if all the tests pass, but they take several minutes to complete. Section 4.3.9 below describes the diagnostics options in more detail from the Error Handling screen. Section 5.2.3 explains how to run diagnostics from the TOOLS menu.

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4.2

How to Troubleshoot from Error Handling Screens


Use the Error Handling screens to investigate an operating problem in more detail. From these displays you can quickly check if the error can be cleared by the operator, or whether it requires assistance from your local service centre.

4.2.1

Looking at Error Group Icons


Error Group icons immediately tell you more about the module at fault and its location on the machine. The main error group icons are:

Module Location
The Module Location icon, see Figure 4.3, shows the main mechanical, electronic and optical modules with their approximate location inside the recorder. Errors are highlighted as flashing parts on the icon, allowing the user to trace the position of the fault for error recovery. Possible media handling, optics or electronic control errors are displayed for each of the following modules:

Optics: see Section 4.3.1. Traverse: see Section 4.3.2. Spinner: see Section 4.3.3. Supply Cassette: see Section 4.3.7. Cassette Input: see Section 4.3.7. Drum: see Section 4.3.7. Punch: see Section 4.3.7. Guillotine: see Section 4.3.7.
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OPTICS

SUPPLY CASSETTE

PROCESSOR INPUT

DRUM CASSETTE INPUT VERTICAL OUTPUT

TRAVERSE SPINNER

HORIZONTAL OUTPUT TRAY

GUILLOTINE

PUNCH

RECORDER MODULES

100199; 600699; 700799; 1000- 1100

800899

800899; 900999 800899

800899

800899

200299

300399

800899

855

850

RECORDER ERROR CODE LOCATIONS

Figure 4.3 Recorder modules and errors

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Horizontal Output Tray: see Section 4.3.7. Vertical Output: see Section 4.3.7. Processor Input: see Section 4.3.8. System: see Section 4.3.9.
A complete description of what action to take, and how to access modules in the event of a media jam, is explained in Section 4.3 onwards.

Chad Tray
The recorder keeps a running total of the film punch count during production and tells you when the tray needs to be emptied before scanning can continue. Once the tray is emptied the count is reset to zero to clear the error. Press Recorder Info to obtain more information. See Table 4.2 and Section 5.3.1.

Spinner Mirror
The recorder periodically measures the laser beam in the drum to check if the spinner mirror has become contaminated by dirt and dust. These deposits cause beam power to reduce and eventually degrade output quality unless the mirror is periodically cleaned. Press Recorder Info to obtain more information. See Table 4.2 and Section 5.3.2.

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Processor Comms
The recorder cannot communicate with the processor because of a communications link failure. Try to find the cause of the problem before disabling the link from the MMI. Press Recorder Info to modify the output settings. See Table 4.2 and Section 3.6.1.

Processor Module
The processor is unable to operate due to an internal problem (out of chemical, etc). Check the processor display for further information and the processor Service Guide. Press Recorder Info to obtain more information. See Table 4.2 and 4.3.8.

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Optics
One of the optics modules has reported an error. Optics are often transient, allowing scanning to continue, but there is a possibility that the job in progress may need to be rescanned. See Table 4.2.

Over-Temperature
This error group indicates one of four over-temperature limits exceeding on an electronic module inside the recorder. Figure 4.4 shows each icon, their levels of criticality and their error codes. See Table 4.2.

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LIMIT 1 530

LIMIT 2 520

LIMIT 3 505

LIMIT 4 560

Figure 4.4 Over-temperature icons - limits 1 to 4

OutofMedia
The recorder cannot continue because media of the correct type for the next job in the queue is not available. See Table 4.2 and Section 3.4.1.

Cover Open
One of the interlocked covers has been left open on boot up and the recorder is unable to continue. See Table 4.2.

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System Control
A possible hardware or software error has occurred on the system control module which supervises and controls the complete system. Faults of this type normally require a service call. Note the error code number and reboot. If possible, select Run Diagnostics to check for more detail on a possible failure. See Table 4.2 and Section 4.3.9.

Input Data Path


Image data transfer from the RIP server to the recorder has failed and images are not being downloaded to the disk drive on the recorder. See Table 4.2.

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Output Data Path


Image data transfers from the disk drive to the optics module has failed. See Table 4.2.

4.2.2

Looking at Error Type Icons


Error type icons tell you immediately if the error requires a maintenance procedure or further investigation using the error codes.

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Clean Spinner Mirror


This icon appears on the Clean Spinner Error Handling screen when the spinner mirror requires cleaning. See Section 5.4.2 describes how to clean the mirror from the Maintenance option.

Check for Fatal Error


Fatal errors are faults that prevent the system from scanning, so they always need to be cleared before resuming normal operation. A beeper and an external alert (if fitted) sounds at the same time as the Error Handling screen appears. Touch the screen to cancel the alert. If you cancel the beeper and fail to correct the error after twenty minutes, the beeper is repeated as a reminder. You may require assistance from your local support centre. Also, the current scan job could be aborted and may need to be downloaded again from the RIP. See Table 4.2 which lists the recommended recovery steps.

Clear Chad Waste


This warning indicates that the chad waste level in the tray is too high and needs to be cleared. An initial non-fatal warning appears as Error Code 550; if you continue scanning, a fatal error warning appears as 555 indicating that jobs cannot be scanned until the tray is emptied. See Table 4.2 which lists the recommended recovery steps.

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Clear Film Jam


This is a fatal warning to show that film has jammed in a mechanism and halted scanning progress. The film has to be cleared by the operator before scanning can continue. Usually, the Error Type shows the location of the jam as the Module Location icon shown in Figure 4.3. In some cases, the error causing the film jam could be a faulty mechanism requiring a service visit.

4.2.3

Looking at Error Codes


Table 4.1 shows Error Codes arranged into sets of code numbers from 100 to 1031 representing the main recorder modules that report a fault to the MMI. A detailed list of all the codes and recommended recovery action is given in Table 4.2 from where you can pin-point the problem. Errors could occur when:

or when it is operating in RUN mode (codes 100 to 999). the machine is starting to boot up (codes 1000 to 1100)
Using error codes, the operator can assess the condition of the machine and what recovery action to take. For more text information on the error, check your RIP interface Log Manager.

Table 4.1 Identifying Error Codes Error Codes 100 to 199 200 to 299 300 to 399 Error Group Optics Traverse Spinner Error Description Errors detected on the optics modules that provide the laser beams. Errors detected on the traverse modules used for scanning film. Errors detected from the spinner that reflects the beam data to film as the carriage traverses. Errors on module temperature failures and accidently opened doors.

500 to 599

Environment

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600 to 699

Input Data Path

Errors detected between the RIP server and the disk drive holding the downloaded jobs queue. Errors detected on the electronic modules between the disk drive and the optics system. Errors detected on the transport of film between the supply cassette and the processor input. Errors detected on the processor or the communications link between the processor and recorder. Errors detected on the main PCBs during a boot or a diagnostic self-test.

700 to 799

Output Data Path

800 to 899

Media Transport

900 to 999

Media Processor

1000 to 1100

System Diagnostics

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4.3

How to Recover from Errors


This section lists all the possible error codes and the recommended recovery action for the operator. Errors could occur when the machine is booting up or when it is operating in RUN mode. Once the Error Handling screen appears, follow the recovery procedure in Table 4.2 below and open the Log screen on your RIP interface which describes the error in more detail. In this chapter, each group of errors has its own section describing how to recover from the fault. During a recovery action, you can help reduce the time taken to restart production by:

Noting the error code number and its fault symptoms before
calling the service centre

Checking from the RIP Log if a scan job image has been
aborted by the error. The RIP Log will tell you if the job has been scanned but not if film sheet has been accidently aborted afterwards. You may need to check the job names on the film with the jobs on the Log to find aborted jobs caused by an error.

Table 4.2 Identifying Error Codes Code Optics Errors (100-to-199) - See Section 4.3.1

105 to 115 Reboot machine; error re-occurs, call service centre.


125 to 170 175 180 Rescan failed job, the machine will automatically recover but job may be lost; error re-occurs, call service centre. Spinner contamination check has failed the first test level; check if the film output is satisfactory if not, then clean the spinner mirror. Spinner contamination check has failed at the second test level; clean the spinner mirror at the first opportunity. Traverse Errors (200-to299) - See Section 4.3.2 205 No action required - the system will recover automatically on the next job scan.

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210

Check the drum interior for any foreign objects or dirt that could obstruct the carriage; reboot machine; error re-occurs, call service centre. Reboot machine to recover. Spinner Errors (300-to-399) - See Section 4.3.3

215

305 310

Reboot machine; error re-occurs, call service centre. No action required - the system will recover automatically on the next job scan. Environment Errors (500-to-599) - See Section 4.3.4

505

Switch off recorder for 5 minutes; check that the fan at the rear of the machine is operating and room temperature is within specification, see Section 6.3.2; error continues, call service centre. See Recovering From Error 510 in Section 4.3.4. Switch off recorder for 5 minutes; check that the room temperature is within specification, see Section 6.3.2; error continues, call service centre. Switch off recorder for 5 minutes; check that the fans are operating and room temperature is within specification, see Section 6.3.2; error continues, call service centre. Check that the fan at the rear of the recorder is operating; if not, call service centre. No action required - the system will recover automatically. Reboot machine to recover from error. Switch off recorder for 5 minutes; error continues, call service centre. Switch off recorder for 5 minutes; error continues, call service centre. Empty the chad tray at the end of the scan session, see Section 5.3.1. Empty the chad tray immediately, see Section 5.3.1. Switch off recorder for 10 minutes and reboot; error re-occurs, call the service centre. Refit the chad tray into the recorder. Input Data Path Errors (600-to-699) - See Section 4.3.5

510 515

520

525 530 535 540 545 550 555 560 565

605 610

Check cables are in place. Possibly too many jobs in the queue; or a test image job name is the same as a current job name.

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615

Reboot machine; error re-occurs, call service engineer. Output Data Path Errors (700-to-799) - See Section 4.3.6

705

The latest scan job will have failed, with the error reported on the RIP. Reboot machine; error re-occurs, call service engineer and report the error text shown on the RIP log. Reboot machine and restart scanning; error re-occurs, call service centre. Press Recorder Info to release the job queue held condition. Media Handling Errors (800-to-899) - See Section 4.3.7

710 720

801 802 803 804 to 809 810 811 to 826 827 829 to 833 834 837 to 839 850 851 852

Reboot machine; error re-occurs, call service centre. Reboot machine; error re-occurs, call service. Media not correct for current job; install a new cassette with the correct media type for the job, or remove job from queue. Reboot machine; error re-occurs, call service centre. Install another loaded cassette. Reboot machine; error re-occurs, call service centre. Machine has attempted to eject film and rewind more than once; possible media jam; clear machine, see Section 4.5 and reboot. Reboot machine; error re-occurs, call service centre. Reboot machine; error re-occurs, call service centre. Reboot machine; error re-occurs, call service centre. Possible problem with punch; reboot and if error re-occurs call service centre. Media jam inside the drum; see the media recovery procedure in Section 4.5.1; reboot and if error re-occurs call service centre. Media jam inside the horizontal output; see the media recovery procedure in Section 4.5.3; reboot and if error re-occurs call service centre. Media jam inside the vertical output; see the media recovery procedure in Sections 4.5.4 and 4.5.3; reboot and if error re-occurs call service centre. Media jam between vertical output and processor; see the media recovery procedure in Section 4.5.4; reboot and if error re-occurs call service centre.

853

854

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855 856 857 864 870 880 882 885

Possible problem with guillotine; reboot and if error re-occurs call service centre. Media jam at cassette input; see the media recovery procedure in Section 4.5.1; reboot and if error re-occurs call service centre. Media jam at cassette input; see the media recovery procedure in Section 4.5.1; reboot and if error re-occurs call service centre. Media too short for job; load new media. Check cassette is correctly seated and cassette ID is in place. Upper door open during booting; close door to reboot. Reboot machine; reboot fails, call service centre. Re-insert the horizontal output tray - see Section 4.4.3. Processor Errors (900-to-999) - See Section 4.3.8

905 910 915

Check processor is switched on and comms cable to recorder connected. Check for media jam at exit or inside processor - see Section 4.5.4. Check the User Guide supplied by the processor manufacturer. System Errors (1000) - See Section 4.3.9

1000 to 1100

These errors only appear as tests results when the machine is booting or when the operator runs diagnostics (System Self-Tests). If the error code re-occurs, call the service centre. Also, check your RIP Log for a text message on the error.

4.3.1

Optics Errors (100-to-199)


The optics system on the recorder is based on precision optical devices that are able to convert RIPped image data to one, two or three laser beams focussed on the spinner mirror. A typical Error Handling screen appears as:

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Figure 4.5 Error Handling screen - optics

Optics errors can be cleared as follows: 1. Cancel the beep then wait for the Images Downloading and error logging Wait Timer icons to disappear. 2. Check the RIP Log screen for the job that has failed to scan and resend the job. Note the code number and description of the error. 3. Follow the instructions in Table 4.2 for the error number. 4. If the error re-occurs, note the error code number and call your local service centre.

4.3.2

Traverse Errors (200-to-299)


The traverse system is responsible for moving the traverse carriage and spinner along the drum while scanning is in progress. Traverse errors are displayed on the Module Locations screen, shown in Figure 4.3.

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Note: Error 205 is sometimes cleared when the next job scan starts. Traverse errors are cleared as follows: 1. Cancel the beep then wait for the Images Downloading and error logging Wait Timer icons to disappear. 2. Follow the instructions in Table 4.2 for the error number. 3. If the error re-occurs, note the error code number and call your local Service Centre.

4.3.3

Spinner Errors (300-to-399)


A spinner, located in the traverse carriage, rotates a mirror at very high speeds to reflect laser beams onto film. Spinner errors are displayed on the Module Locations screen, shown in Figure 4.3. Spinner errors are cleared as follows: 1. Cancel the beep then wait for the Images Downloading and error logging Wait Timer icons to disappear. 2. Follow the instructions in Table 4.2 for the error number. 3. If the error re-occurs, note the error code number and call your local Service Centre.

4.3.4

Environment Errors (500-to-599)


The system software constantly monitors machine temperatures, interlocked covers, the chad tray and critical cooling fans. If any of these modules are not operating at the correct temperature, an error is reported.

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Over-Limit Temperature Errors


A typical Error Handling screen showing a machine over-limit temperature problem appears with a thermometer icon showing the degree of over-heating.

LIMIT 1 530

LIMIT 2 520

LIMIT 3 505

LIMIT 4 560

Figure 4.6 Over-temperature icons - limits 1 to 4

Temperature errors are shown in Figure 4.6 in their order of severity as the temperature rises to exceed three set limits. These errors are:

530: Limit 1 is a non-fatal error warning. Press Recorder


Error to obtain further information and shutdown until the

room temperature cools.

520: Limit 2 is a non-fatal error. Press Recorder Error to


obtain further information and shutdown until the room temperature cools.

505: Limit 3 is a fatal error. This causes a controlled


shutdown after the current job has exposed. Call the service centre.

560: Over-limit is a fatal error. This causes an immediate


shutdown before the current expose job is exposed. Call the service centre. Section 6.3.2 describes the range of allowable imagesetter room temperatures.

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Recovering From Error 510


This error results from an open door which has been detected before film is accidently fogged (exposed) while loading into the drum. The Door Open on Boot Error Handling screen, shown in Figure 2.4, indicates an error where an interlocked door has failed to close properly: 1. Cancel the beep then wait for the Images Downloading and error logging Wait Timer icons to disappear. 2. Close the door and the system automatically reboots.

Fan Fail Error


Fan fail error, 525, is displayed as a non-fatal error. This fan cools the main System control module and its failure could cause damage to the PCB module. Shutdown the machine and call your local service centre.

Chad Tray Error


Chad tray error, 565, is displayed on the Module Locations screen with the chad tray module highlighted. 1. Check if the tray is correctly re-installed using the procedure in Section 5.3.1. 2. Close the door and the machine automatically reboots.

Door Open Errors


Close the highlighted door and the machine automatically reboots. If the error keeps occurring, call the local service centre.

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4.3.5

Input Data Path Errors (600-to-699)


The input data path runs from the RIP server to the hard disk on the recorder. A typical Error Handling screen appears as:

Figure 4.7 Error Handling screen - input data path

Input data path errors are often temporary and can be cleared as follows: 1. Cancel the beep then wait for the Images Downloading and error logging Wait Timer icons to disappear. 2. Follow the instructions in Table 4.2 for the error number. 3. If the error re-occurs, note the error code number and call your local service centre.

4.3.6

Output Data Path Errors (700-to-799)


The output data path runs from the hard disk to the optics system. A typical Error Handling screen appears as:

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Figure 4.8 Error Handling screen - output data path

Output data path errors are often temporary and can be cleared as follows: 1. Cancel the beep then wait for the Images Downloading and error logging Wait Timer icons to disappear. 2. Follow the instructions in Table 4.2 for the error number. 3. If the error re-occurs, note the error code number and call your local service centre.

4.3.7

Media Handling Errors (800-to-899)


Media transport errors are caused when film is unable to be moved through the machine from the supply cassette to the processor. They are divided into two types:

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Errors 800 to 850 (apart from 810)are possible module faults


often corrected by a reboot (if the button is active on the Error Handling screen) but may require a service call. Table 4.2 describes the recommended recovery action.

Errors 851 to 899 are possible film jams that are only
corrected when the operator accesses the inside of the machine to remove film before rebooting. Other errors inside this group could include an open door. Table 4.2 and Sections 4.4 and 4.5 describes the recommended recovery action.

4.3.8

Processor Errors (900-to-999)


Processor errors are divided into two types: processor communications and processor module errors.

Processor Communications
A communications link between the recorder and processor controls the transfer of exposed film sheets and provides error information for the MMI. A typical Error Handling screen appears as:

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Figure 4.9 Error Handling screen - processor communications

Communication errors (905) are cleared as follows: 1. Cancel the beep then wait for the Images Downloading and error logging Wait Timer icons to disappear. 2. Check if the RS232 cable to the processor is disconnected or loose. If the cause of the error is easily repaired, press Return to continue scanning. Do not disconnect the RS232 cable from either unit. 3. If the cause is not detectable, press Recorder Info to display the Output Setting screen. Press Disable Processor Comms and then Return to continue scanning. The processor will continue to accept film but the output flow could be disrupted if a small job scanned at high speed overlaps a long processing job sent beforehand. 4. Call your local Service Centre.

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Processor
The processor runs as a separate unit with its own diagnostics and MMI. Refer to the Service Guide supplied with your machine for troubleshooting. A typical Error Handling screen appears as:

Figure 4.10 Error Handling screen - processor

Processor errors are often temporary delays and will clear on the next job. If the error is repeated, then run the processor self-tests explained in the product Service Guide. Call your local service centre if you are unable to detect the cause.

4.3.9

System Errors (1000-to-1100)


System Error Handling screens only appear if a self test fails during a reboot or if you attempt to run diagnostics from the TOOLS menu. Refer to Section 5.2.3 and call your local service centre if the screen for system faults show error codes between 1000 to 1100.

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Running Diagnostics
Before selecting a diagnostic option, make sure that images are no longer downloading. Running tests will abort the current image transfer to local disk memory. The Run Diagnostics option is available from an Error Handling screen.

Selecting Run Diagnostics gives you a choice of performing a set of automated checks on the main system modules (PCBs, motors and sensors). Normally, diagnostics are run automatically as power up tests during a normal boot to check for errors before a scan session starts. But they are also available as a troubleshooting option if the Run Diagnostics button is active on a displayed Error Handling screen. Standard reboots are a fast way of resetting the machine ready for scanning after an error; running diagnostics will also reboot the system (if all the checks pass), but the tests take time to complete. After running all the tests automatically, the recorder attempts to reboot. Once the error has cleared, the system starts to scan; if the same module still fails, the same Error Handling screen will re-appear. At this stage, you should have sufficient information on the fault (error code number and module) for a service request. Section 5.2.3 below describes the Run Diagnostics self-test options in more detail from the TOOLS menu.

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4.4

How to Access the Recorder Interior


CAUTION Always make sure that opened doors are re-secured correctly to avoid the risk of film accidently fogging.

WARNING Do not open the lefthand service door and top covers. These protect the electronic and power systems.
This section describes how to gain access to the recorder in the event of a media jam. You can easily remove a sheet of film from the transport system by following the instructions below and the MMI help screens. A system of interlocks on both side doors ensure that the operator is not at risk from hazardous voltages or laser beams. Information on the recorder interlock system is given in your Luxel F-6000 Recorder Safety Manual. Interlocked doors are only opened when an Error Handling screen appears, indicating that a maintenance procedure needs to be carried out, or an error has caused film to jam on the media path. Users should only access the recorder while following instructions on the MMI or in this manual. Your Luxel F-6000 recorder is fabricated and setup to achieve a very high degree of precision scanning. The internal mechanisms around the spinner, and the lens mechanisms that bend the laser beams from the optics system to the spinner should never be disturbed. Figure 4.11 shows the three user accessible doors for removing media from the recorder.

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MMI CONSOLE TOP COVER (DO NOT REMOVE) UPPER DOOR (OPEN FOR CASSETTE)

RIGHT-HAND USER DOOR (OPEN FOR FILM JAM)

OUTPUT TO PROCESSOR

USER SIDE

SERVICE SIDE

LEFT-HAND SERVICE DOOR (DO NOT OPEN)

LOWER DOOR (OPEN FOR FILM JAM)

Figure 4.11 Accessing recorder modules

4.4.1

From the Upper Door


The upper door is always closed while the recorder is scanning and is only opened by the operator when media needs to be changed. The upper door accesses the following modules:

Supply cassette: open to change the cassette or manually


rewind film back into the cassette.

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4.4.2

From the Righthand User Door


This cover is interlocked. See the Luxel F-6000 Recorder Safety Manual. The righthand cover gives access to the following modules for error handling or maintenance:

Drum: remove the drum end cap to access jammed film - see
Section 4.5.1.

Vertical output: a media eject handle allows you to manually


wind media into the processor - see Section 4.5.4.

Spinner mirror: remove the drum end cap to clean the spinner
mirror - see Section 5.3.2.

Chad tray: accesses the tray - see Section 5.3.1.


1. Pull the door open to release the magnetic lock. 2. Complete the maintenance or error handling procedure. 3. Once the door is fully shut the system immediately reboots.

Opening the Drum End Cap


Remove and replace the drum end cap as follows: 1. Open the righthand user door. 2. Release the three latches holding the cap to the drum casting (see Figure 4.12). 3. Remove the drum end cap and set it to one side. 4. Complete the maintenance or error handling procedure. 5. Make sure the cap is correctly fitted and latched before closing the door.

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LATCH (3 POSNS) DRUM END CAP

1
FIXING DETAIL

Figure 4.12 Removing the drum end cap

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Accessing Vertical Output Media


Scanned film sheets passed from the horizontal tray are conveyed by the vertical output to the processor. If the MMI error code indicates a film jam between the vertical output the processor and the horizontal tray use the output eject handle to move the sheet into the processor. Access the handle as follows: 1. Open the righthand user door. 2. Locate the handle at the top righthand side, see Figure 4.18.

4.4.3

From the Lower Door


The lower door is always latched during a scan session and only opened if there is a media handling jam that can be released from the horizontal output tray.

Accessing the Horizontal Output Tray


This tray runs on sliders allowing it to be pulled forward a short distance to access the horizontal bay inside and the film exit point on the drum. Its main function is to transport cut film from the drum to the vertical output. 1. Open the upper door to access the latch shown in Figure 4.13. 2. Pull up the release lever (1) and, at the same time, grip the door and pull it downwards (2). 3. Pull the tray forwards (3) until it stops in the position shown in Figure 4.14.

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Figure 4.13 Opening the lower door

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Figure 4.14 Pulling out the horizontal output tray (1)

4. Lift up the front of the tray (4) a short way and pull it forward again until it stops (5), see Figure 4.15. Do not attempt to pull out the tray any further from the recorder. 5. When refitting the tray, make sure that it is fully pushed back into the bay, otherwise error code 885 appears. 6. Close the lower door by pulling up the release lever and, at the same time, pushing in the door until it locks.
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Figure 4.15 Pulling out the horizontal output tray (2)

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4.5

How to Clear Media Handling Errors


CAUTION Do not use force to pull out trapped film from the recorder.
These media handling errors are displayed on the MMI as code numbers between 850 and 899.

4.5.1

Errors at the Supply Cassette and Cassette Input


For errors that show a possible film jam between the cassette and the drum after a reboot has been attempted: 1. If the error handling reboot fails to rewind film back into the cassette then rewind the film manually. 2. Open the upper door and locate the cassette rewind handle, see Figure 4.16. 3. If a manual rewind fails, or only partially succeeds, then: a) Lift the cassette to access the film and cut the sheet making sure there is a clean leading edge. b) Manually rewind film back into the cassette and try to pull the film from the cassette input on the drum side. c) Reboot the machine to automatically eject any remaining media into the processor or attempt another manual rewind. d) If there is a possible film jam inside the drum then try to remove the film from the horizontal output tray using the instructions in Section 4.5.3. 4. Where it appears that the film has jammed inside the drum, and is unable to be ejected or rewound, call the local service centre.

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REWIND HANDLE

Figure 4.16 Supply cassette: removing jammed film

4.5.2

Errors in the drum


Media handling jams traced to the drum are cleared from either the supply cassette input end (see Section 4.5.1) or the from the horizontal output tray (see Section 4.5.3). If the error indicates a possible faulty mechanism (punch or guillotine) inside the drum then call your local service centre.

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4.5.3

Errors in the Horizontal Output Tray


For errors that show a possible film jam between the drum and the vertical output after a reboot has been attempted: 1. If the error handling reboot fails to eject film to the processor then eject the film manually. 2. Carefully pull out the tray, see Section 4.4.3, to access the film sheet from the drum. 3. If film is seen between the drum and the tray: a) Attempt to manually eject the film sheet to the vertical output using the eject handle, see Figure 4.17. Film already guillotined should eject without problems. b) If film appears jammed and not guillotined from the drum side then manually cut the film at the horizontal tray. Cut the film at the cassette (see Section 4.5.1) and rewind. c) If a cut film sheet is still in the tray and cannot be moved by the vertical output eject handle then use the eject handle on the tray, see Figure 4.17. d) Call the local service centre if film is not cleared from the drum. 4. If a film sheet is jammed between the tray and the vertical output: a) Attempt to eject film to the processor using the eject handles on the tray or the vertical output (see Figure 4.18). b) Call the local service centre if film is not cleared from the drum. 5. Slide the tray into the machine until it reaches the magnetic stoppers on both sides.

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EJECT HANDLE

TO VERTICAL OUTPUT

Figure 4.17 Horizontal output tray - removing jammed film

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4.5.4

Errors at the Vertical Output


For errors that show a possible film jam between the horizontal tray and the processor after a reboot has been attempted: 1. If the error handling reboot fails to eject film to the processor then eject the film manually. 2. Locate the vertical output eject handle after opening the righthand side user door, see Figure 4.18.

VERTICAL OUTPUT EJECT HANDLE

Figure 4.18 Vertical output - removing jammed film

3. Turn the eject handle clockwise until the cut sheet is fully inside the processor. Ensure that the jam has cleared by either rebooting or checking if the sheet has reached the processor output.

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4. If the jam appears between the output exit and the processor (Error 854) entry then open the processor top cover and pull the sheet out. 5. If the jam appears between the vertical output and the horizontal tray (Error 853) then use the information in Section 4.5.3 to release the film sheet. 6. Call your local service centre if the same error is repeated or film continues to jam.

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This chapter describes the two types of routine maintenance tasks for your Luxel F-6000.

Running Maintenance Tasks: these are usually performed


when an Error Handling screen appears while the system is running for instance, to empty the chad tray. The operator is alerted by a displayed error code if the machine detects that a maintenance procedure is due. See also Table 4.2 listing the recovery action for each code number.

Scheduled Maintenance Tasks: these are tasks completed at


set times for instance, for cleaning the drum. Operators need to be aware of the recommended safety practice, access doors and the interlock system befor completing a maintenance task. See the WARNING below:

SAFETY WARNING: See Sections 1.2 to 1.4 of your Luxel F-6000 Recorder Safety Manual.
WARNING All maintenance tasks are critical for the correct operation of the machine over a long period.

5.1

Selecting MMI Maintenance Options


The system software constantly monitors the recorder while it is scanning and immediately alerts the user if a maintenance procedure is due. A non-fatal error icon appears on the MMI display as:

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This icon is continually displayed until the operator completes one of the maintenance procedures described in Section 5.3.1 or 5.3.2. The recorder still operates as normal, allowing you to start the procedure at the end of the scan session when all images have been downloaded. If the procedure is delayed for a longer period, an Error Handling screen appears and scanning can no longer continue until the procedure has been completed. While the recorder is still scanning you can obtain further information by pressing Recorder Info.

This displays a screen with an icon showing which maintenance procedure is required: 1. Open the TOOLS mode screen and select the Maintenance option:

This opens the Maintenance screen:

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EMPTY CHAD TRAY CLEAN SPINNER MIRROR RUN TEST IMAGE

RETURN

MANAGE JOB QUEUE

Figure 5.1 Maintenance screen

Options on the screen allow you to start a maintenance task, or run a useful system utility. Empty Chad Tray The imagesetter uses a chad tray to catch all the punch waste before the film is ejected. Over a production period, the system software keeps a count of the punch waste and displays an Error Handling screen if the level is too critical for the machine to operate. Select Empty Chad Tray to display a set of Help screens showing how to emptying the tray. The machine will be in the correct state for opening the appropriate cover without the risk of media fogging. After completing this task, the Maintenance screen reappears and the chad waste counter is reset to zero again for the next production session. See Section 5.3.1 on how to access the tray and remove chad.
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Clean Spinner Mirror While the spinner is rotating at very high speeds, its mirror surface gradually attracts local dirt and debris from the drum environment which eventually degrades the quality of the reflected laser beam. Constant software checks on the reflected laser beam checks for unacceptable contamination and alerts the user to start a spinner mirror cleaning procedure. Select Clean Spinner Mirror to open a set of Help screens for cleaning the mirror. After completing this task, the Maintenance screen reappears. See Section 5.3.2 on how to access the mirror clean the spinner mirror. Run Test Image Running test images allows you to check the quality of film exposures (calibration, registration, etc) at convenient periods using a set of quality test images permanently held on the local disk drive. You can use a standard customer job as a test image and output it at set intervals to check for consistent quality. Select Run Test Image to open a Run Test Image screen that allows you to highlight an image and output it to the processor. See Section 5.2.1 on how to run test images. Manage Job Queue Selecting this option opens a Manage Job Queue screen that provides information on all the current jobs held in the Job Queue. From here you can eject or delete a job image from the queue. See Section 5.2.2 on how to manage the job queue. Return Select Return on the Maintenance screen to redisplay the TOOLS menu.

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5.2

Running Job and Test Utilities


The system TOOLS include some useful utilities for:

Running the Test Images - see Section 5.2.1. Managing the Job Queue - see Section 5.2.2. Running the Self-Tests - see Section 5.2.3.

5.2.1

Running the Test Images


When Run Test Image is selected from the TOOLS menu, shown in Figure 5.2, you have the option of exposing a test image kept permanently on the hard disk. Each named image file is selectable from the following typical Run Test Image screen:

RUN IMAGE

RETURN

Figure 5.2 Run Test Image screen - typical images

This test facility means that a set of default images, such as, Screen and Tint (S&T) and grids, are constantly available for
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exposing and checking against a supplied reference film when you need to measure, for instance:

Screen quality. Raster quality. Vignette quality. Moir quality. Dot prediction.
The number and type of test images available for selection depends on your installation and job throughputs. Test images are normally customised for the site or specially generated as commissioning pages for servicing requirements. In addition, extra test pages that match your new production requirements can be added to the list at any time. See your local Service Centre for more information. Run a test image as follows: 1. Make sure the correct type of film for the test image size is installed. Use the widest film available to output the image. 2. Highlight a test page in the list box and press Run Image to add the image to the job queue. The MMI then redisplays the TOOLS menu. Press Return and then Run to start the expose. 3. Alternatively, press Return to redisplay the TOOLS menu without adding an image to the queue. After processing the job, check it for production quality. If there is a problem, call your local Service Centre for further help.

5.2.2

Managing the Job Queue


This option lists all the current downloaded jobs held in the job queue and allows you to delete them while the system is still scanning.

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1. Select Manage Job Queue from the Maintenance menu to open the Manage Job Queue screen:
SCAN JOB NUMBER AND SEPARATION

IMAGE JOB

DELETE JOB

Figure 5.3 Manage Job Queue screen - image job

2. Use the Up/Down Arrow keys to scroll through the list of current jobs and highlight a job number. As part of its normal housekeeping function, job images are tagged by the RIP for imaging or for ejecting. The two icons, Image Job and Eject Job, indicate the status of the job. 3. Press Delete Job to remove the selected job from the queue and Return to redisplay the Maintenance screen. Your RIP Users Guide explains in more detail how jobs are identified by the RIP application.

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EJECT JOB

DELETE JOB

Figure 5.4 Manage Job Queue screen - eject job

5.2.3

Running the System Self-Tests


A set of diagnostic self-tests for all the main control modules run automatically when selected by the operator. They provide confidence checks for the operator, showing that the recorder system is functioning correctly. Normally, the self-tests are not run unless an Error Handling screen shows a particular fault that needs to be assessed in more detail by the local service centre. An early indication of which module is at fault means that the service engineer can visit your site with the appropriate spares. Before selecting Run Diagnostics, make sure that images are no longer downloading. Running tests will abort any current image transfers to queue. 1. Obtain the TOOLS menu.

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Wait for the Image Not Downloading icon to appear and select Run Diagnostics to open the Run Diagnostics screen:

IMAGE NOT DOWNLOADING

RUN DIAGNOSTICS

RETURN

Figure 5.5 Run Diagnostics screen

Press Return to redisplay the TOOLS menu. 2. Select Run Diagnostics to start a set of automatic tests on the main electronic, optical and media handling modules. For processor diagnostics, you will need to refer to the fault-finding section in the supplied Service Guide. While each self test runs, a Diagnosing screen shows icons for the main electronic control boards changing from grey to bold as soon as their tests succeed.

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SYSTEM

OPTICS

TRAVERSE

MEDIA MEDIA PROCESSOR HANDLING HANDLING NOT READY O/P I/P

Figure 5.6 Diagnosing screen

3. If all the tests pass, then the Run Diagnostics screen shows a Diagnostics Pass icon:

Press Return to reboot the machine and commence scanning. 4. If a test fails, a System Error Handling screen appears showing an error code number. Note the error number and call your local service centre. If the Reboot button is activate, you have the option of restarting the system, although a test error usually indicates a fault that prevents the system from scanning.

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5.3

Starting MMI Maintenance Tasks


5.3.1 Empty the Chad Tray
1. Select Empty Chad Tray from the Maintenance screen. 2. This option opens a set of help screens showing how to empty the tray. The first help screen appears as:

EMPTY CHAD TRAY

Figure 5.7 Empty the chad tray - help screen 1

3. Press Empty Chad Tray on the help screen and after the Wait Timer icon disappears follow the instructions shown on each screen to remove the tray. 4. Open the righthand user door to its full extent. 5. Slide out the tray, see Figure 5.8, which runs the length of the drum.

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CHAD TRAY

PULL

Figure 5.8 Removing the chad tray

6. Empty the tray and return it to the recorder. 7. Close the door to automatically reboot the system.

5.3.2

Clean the Spinner Mirror


This procedure is a recommended method for cleaning metallic mirrors on the spinner and should be carried out when the error warning appears.

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Where possible, use a lens tissue (FFEI part number 99965088) and a lint-free cotton bud (FFEI part number 99965082). Alternatively, use tissues or cotton buds dipped in IPA (Isopropyl alcohol). Check that the IPA does not leave small streaks on the mirror surface. 1. Select Clean Spinner Mirror from the Maintenance screen.

2. This option opens a set of help screens showing how to clean the spinner mirror. The first help screen appears as:

CLEAN SPINNER MIRROR

Figure 5.9 Clean the spinner mirror - help screen 1

3. Press Clean Spinner Mirror on the help screen and after the Wait Timer icon disappears follow the instructions shown on each screen. 4. Open the righthand door to its full extent. 5. Remove the drum end cap, see Figure 4.12.

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SOLVENT: (IPA ONLY)

COTTON BUD (ON LONG STICK)

Figure 5.10 Cleaning the spinner mirror

CAUTION Only apply light pressure with a wet wipe. Never rub a coated mirror surface with a dry wipe.
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Avoid touching or marking the focussing lens in front of the spinner mirror.
6. Clean other surface contaminants using a wet, solvent-soaked tissue, turning the tissue and replacing it frequently while lightly rubbing the entire surface. 7. As a final step, clean the mirror with a solvent-soaked tissue, cotton bud or wipe by using it as a squeegee. Starting from one side of the mirror, gently wipe from top to bottom, left to right as a continuous motion that takes the wipe beyond the edge of the mirror surface. Repeat this so that each subsequent pass overlaps the previous one. 8. Refit the drum end cap and close the righthand door to reboot the system.

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5.4

Scheduled Maintenance Jobs


There are several maintenance jobs on your recorder that are less critical but still need to be done over a scheduled period to avoid the problem of poor quality scans and misregistration.

5.4.1

Clean the Recorder External Covers


The external covers and doors should be cleaned every month or later, depending on the room conditions.

CAUTION Do not use abrasive cleaners. These may cause damage to the recorder covers.
Use a soft cloth slightly moistened with water or mild detergent solution. Do not use any type of abrasive pad, scouring pad or solvent such as benzine. Wipe the covers dry before connecting the power cable and switching on the recorder.

Clean the MMI Touchpanel


See Figure 5.11. Clean the MMI touchpanel every month with a wipe, cotton bud or lint-free cloth soaked in a mild solvent, such as, IPA.

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Figure 5.11 Cleaning the MMI touchpanel

5.4.2

Clean the Recorder Interior CAUTION Always use a soft-brush attachment on the vacuum cleaner.

Clean the Drum


The aim should be to prevent the build-up of particles inside the drum causing minute spots on exposed film. This should be carried out every week, or at any time when particles become visible on exposed film.
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1. See Section 4.4.2 on how to access the drum after a machine shutdown. 2. Very gently push the traverse carriage to the lefthand end of the drum. 3. Lightly vacuum the drum and punch/guillotine areas using a hand-held vacuum cleaner. 4. Lightly vacuum the traverse carriage rail and beam. Avoid damaging the gold scale strip that runs along the rail.

5.4.3

Clean the Cassette


Internal and external cleaning of all the cassettes need to be carried out every month. If the cassette is not in use, make sure the lid is kept closed. While the cassette is removed from the recorder, use a soft lint-free cloth, slightly moistened with water or mild detergent solution to clean the eternal base and lid mouldings. Do not use any type of abrasive pad, scouring pad or solvent such as benzine. Difficult stains and marks can be removed using IPA. Wipe the mouldings dry before using the cassette. The interior of the cassette should be inspected each time a new film roll is loaded. 1. Remove the mandrel from the cassette. 2. Using a hand-held vacuum cleaner, lightly vacuum the cassette interior. Pay particular attention to crevices and to areas where dust might collect. 3. Use a soft lint-free cloth, slightly moistened with water or mild detergent solution to clean the interior mouldings. Let the interior dry before loading film.

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6 Luxel F-6000 Product Data


This chapter is a brief outline of the Luxel F-6000 product features and specifications useful for the operator.

6.1

Media Data
6.1.1 Media Supported
Luxel F-6000 exposes on photosensitive rolled film in the range of red laser diode with a 635 nm wavelength. Media Type Media types for Fujifilm products are described in Table 6.1.
Table 6.1 Media types Media Type High Gamma Film (matt and gloss) High Gamma Film (matt and gloss) High Gamma Film (matt and gloss) High Gamma Film (matt and gloss) Fuji Film Product HSR/HXR (0.004 in) HSR/HXR (0.007 in) HSR/HXR M (0.004 in) HSR/HXR 7M

Media type is daylight-loading, WL1, with an inner core diameter of 71.3 mm, emulsion out. Media Thickness Media thickness is in the range of:

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0.10 mm (0.004 in) to 0.17 mm (0.007 in). Media Width Media widths available for the cassette are shown in Table 6.2.
Table 6.2 Media widths
Media Width mm (in) 768 (30.2) 724 (28.5) 720 (28.3) 670 (26.4) 559 (22.0) 525 (21.65) 520 (20.5) 356 (14.0) Film Available n N/A n n n N/A n n

Media Length Media lengths are set as:

85 m at 0.10 mm (0.004 in) 61 m at 0.10 mm (0.004 in) - refer to FFEI (UK) Customer
Support on availability.

36 m at 0.20 mm (0.007 in).

6.2

Output Data
6.2.1 Imaging Area
Positive Working For 768 mm wide media the imaging area is:

Maximum height: 630 mm (24.8 in)


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Maximum width: 760 mm (29.9 in).


15 mm (min) 46 mm

360 mm (MIN) IMAGING AREA

630 mm (MAX) TO 304 (MIN) IMAGING HEIGHT

10 mm

760 mm (MAX) IMAGING WIDTH

Figure 6.1 Film and imaging area

Negative Working

Maximum height: 630 mm (24.8 in). Maximum width: 760 mm (29.9 in) Other widths: 4 mm as above see Table 6.2.
Area of film covered by the punch in negative working production is able to be pre-exposed enabling full plate ready film production in positive or negative. These functions are user-selectable from the RIP. The minimum distance between punch centre and image start position is set at 15 mm in order to prevent the risk of clipping border text. Area of film not covered by the image is exposed to provide a full negative sheet of film.

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6.2.2

Resolution and Spot Size


The recorder operates with the resolutions shown in Table 6.3.
Table 6.3 Recorder resolutions
Resolution (dots/in) Resolution (dot/mm) 1200 1219 1800 1828 2400 2438 2540 3658 47 48 70 72 94.5 96 100 144 Spot Size (m) 25.0 - 31.2 25.0 - 31.2 16.7 - 20.8 16.7 - 20.8 12.5 - 15.6 12.6 - 15.6 12.5 - 15.6 12.5 - 15.6

6.2.3

Dot Types and Shapes


The recorder is a hard dot engine that uses the following dot shapes subject to available screen sets: euclidean, round, elliptical and square. Halftone dot shapes are the function of the RIP.

6.3

Environment Data
The correct operating conditions for the recorder and media are vital for quality imaging.

6.3.1

Media Hold Conditions


Recommended hold conditions for the media inside the recorder is shown in Table 6.4.

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Table 6.4 Recorder hold conditions


Location of Media Inside the Supply Cassette Inside the Input Assembly Inside the Drum Inside the Output Modules Maximum Hold Time Nominal shelf life Up to 1 hour Up to 1 hour Up to 1 hour

6.3.2

Recorder Operating Conditions


The range of minimum environment conditions for operating your recorder are shown in Table 6.5.
Table 6.5 Recorder operating conditions - minimum
Parameter Temperature Temperature Change Humidity Humidity Change Altitude Dust: 5 microns concentration 0.5 micron concentration Floor Vibration Operating Range 18 - 29 C t2 C per hour 20-70 % non-condensing t5 % RH per hour <1800 m above sea level max particles per m3
2000 225000

+7.5 m 5-18 Hz +0.01g 18-150 Hz (swept sine one octave/minute) <1

Tilt at processor interface

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Fujifilm recommend the following optimum conditions for improved image quality shown in Table 6.6.
Table 6.6 Recorder operating conditions optimum
Parameter Temperature Temperature Change Humidity Humidity Change Operating Range 21 - 25 C t2 C 50-60 % non-condensing t5 % RH per hour

Further guidelines on environment conditions for the recorder are available from your distributor.

6.4

Recorder and Processor Data


6.4.1 Laser Options
The recorder is supplied as 1-laser, 2-laser and 3-laser versions with the options described in Table 6.7.
Table 6.7 Laser upgrade options
Lasers Fitted 1 2 3 Laser Upgrade Options 1 to 2 or 1 to 3 2 to 3

See your local distributor for further information on laser options.

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6.4.2

Punch Options
There are a number of different punch types which can be fitted on a customer machine as options:

Stoesser German Bacher USA Bacher Kamata KPF25 Billows Custom.


See your local distributor for further information on punch options

6.4.3

Supply Cassette Options


One supply cassette is shipped as standard for an installed machine and up to seven cassettes may be utilised. Additional purchases of cassettes are possible. See your local distributor for further information on cassette options.

6.4.4

Media Processor Supported


The AP-800A processor is specified for use with a Luxel F-6000. See your local distributor for further information on the processor specifications.

6.4.5

Recorder Dimensions and Weight


The recorder dimensions and total weight are shown Figure 6.2.

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940 mm (37 in)

1605 mm (63 in)

WEIGHT: 600 Kg (1323 lb)

Figure 6.2 Recorder dimensions and weight

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Index
A
Advance Media icon, 3-4 Application, software versions, 3-47 Chad Tray error, 4-26 error icon, 4-10 Chad tray, emptying, 5-11 Change Cassette button, 3-13 Change Length screen, 3-32 Change Media button, 3-29 Change Media Type, 3-33, 3-34 Clean Spinner Mirror button, 3-53, 5-4 Confirm Media screen, 2-21, 3-31, 3-35 Cut and Eject Media icon, 3-5

B
Booting fails to, 2-5 screen, 2-2 Buttons introduction, 3-3 PAUSE mode, 3-13 global buttons, 3-6 recognising, 3-3 RUN mode, 3-9 TOOLS mode, 3-16

D
Database edit procedure, 3-28 editing media details, 3-23, 3-34 Diagnosing screen, 5-10 Diagnostics Run Diagnostics, 3-50, 4-32 running, 4-7 running self tests, 5-8 test image, 5-4 Display Cal button, 3-38 Display Calibration, 3-38 Display Calibration button, 3-38 Display Contrast, setting, 3-42 Display Contrast button, 3-7 Door open door errors, 4-26

C
Calibration, 3-20 setting display contrast, 3-42 touchpanel, 3-38 Cassette change procedure, 3-28 changing cassettes, 3-23 cleaning, 5-18 edit the database, 3-34 editing the database, 3-23 installing on recorder, 2-20 loading, 2-15 managing the database, 3-13 releasing, 2-14 Cassettes Available icon, 3-3

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open on booting, 2-5 opening and closing upper door, 2-12 opening the lower door, 4-37 opening upper door, 4-34 Door Open, error icon, 4-13 Door Open on Boot screen, 2-5 Drum cleaning, 5-17 opening the end cap, 4-35

Errors drum, 4-42 introducing, 4-2 listing, 4-17 recognising, 3-48 recovery at cassette input, 4-41 recovery at horizontal tray, 4-43 recovery at supply cassette, 4-41 vertical output, 4-45 External alert, 1-4

E
Empty Chad Tray button, 5-3 Empty Chad Tray button, 3-52 Error code, 3-50 code 100199, 4-22 code 10001100, 4-31 code 200299, 4-23 code 300399, 4-24 code 500599, 4-24 code 510, 4-26 code 600699, 4-27 code 700799, 4-27 code 900999, 4-28, 4-29 error code, 4-6 error group, 4-5, 4-8 error type, 4-6, 4-15 handling screen, 4-3, 4-4 how to troubleshoot, 4-8 identifying error codes, 4-17 locating the error, 4-8 logging, 4-2 logging to the PC, 3-51 recovering from, 4-19 recovery action, 4-19 Error Handling screen, 3-48 describing fatal errors, 4-4 nonfatal screens, 4-3 Error Info button, 3-50

F
Fog Leader, setting the length, 3-39 Fog Leader Length button, 3-40

H
Horizontal output, accessing, 4-37 Horizontal output tray, errors, 4-43

I
Icons introduction, 3-2 PAUSE mode, 3-13 recognising, 3-3 RUN Mode, 3-9 Tools mode, 3-16 Image Downloading icon, 3-5, 3-12 Image Not Downloading icon, 3-5, 3-12

J
Job Number and Separation ID icon, 3-10 Jobs in Run mode, 3-9

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introduction, 1-4 managing the queue, 5-4, 5-6 running test utilities, 5-5 starting, 3-1

L
Low Media icon, 3-5 Luxel F6000 Recorder accessing the interior, 1-6 configuration, 1-4 introducing, 1-1, 1-3 MMI, 1-8 RIP server, 1-10 SCSI, 1-1 workflow, 1-3

holding and loading conditions, 2-10 managing the database, 3-13 manual control in recorder, 3-22 obtaining information, 3-44 output tool, 3-24 pausing flow, 3-22 recovering from errors, 4-19 workflows and loading, 2-10 Media Control button, 3-14 Media Info button, 3-7, 3-11 Media Path Info buttons, 3-12 Media Roll icon, 3-3 MMI display contrast, 3-42 introducing icons and buttons, 3-2 introduction, 1-8 menu modes, 3-7 navigating the menus, 3-2 PAUSE mode, 3-7 RUN mode, 3-7 TOOLS mode, 3-7 Module Location icon, 4-8

M
Maintenance chad tray, 5-11 cleaning the recorder, 5-16 cleaning the spinner, 5-4 getting the alert, 5-1 introducing, 3-52 spinner mirror, 5-12 Maintenance button, 3-16 Manage Job Queue button, 3-53 Manage Job Queue screen, 5-8 Managing Job Queue button, 5-4 Media auto eject on boot up, 2-9 autorecovery, 4-2 changing media, 3-23 cutting leading edge, 2-19 edit the database, 3-34 editing the media database, 3-23 end of roll, 3-26 handling and loading, 2-10 handling errors, 4-41

N
NonFatal Error icon, 3-5

O
Open Cassette Door screen, 3-30 Optics, error icon, 4-12 Options, RIP, 1-11 OutofMedia, error icons, 4-13 OutofMedia icon, 3-5 Output Settings, enable/disable, 3-40 Output Settings button, 3-41 Overtemperature, error icons, 4-12

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P
Pause button, 3-11 PAUSE mode introduction, 1-10 using, 3-13 Preferences opening, 3-17 setting, 3-37 Preferences screen, 3-37 Processor errors, 2-5, 4-29 hints on using, 3-21 introduction, 1-4 using with the recorder, 3-20 warning on delay, 3-20 Processor Comms, error icon, 4-11 Processor Comms Disable button, 3-41 Processor Comms Enable button, 3-41 Processor Module, error icon, 4-11 Processor Not Ready icon, 3-20

troubleshooting, 3-48 Recorder Info button, 3-6, 3-11 Return button, 3-6 Rewind, automatic for film left in drum, 3-23 Rewind Media icon, 3-5 RIP applications, 1-11 useful guidelines, 3-19 using with recorder, 3-18 Roll, end of, 3-26 Run Diagnostics button, 4-32 RUN mode, using, 3-9 Run mode from Pause, 3-14 introduction, 1-10 Run screen, 2-4 Run Test Image button, 5-4 Run Test Images button, 3-53

S
Safety, recovering from errors, 4-1 Scanning Progress icon, 3-10 Screen Cassette Manager, 3-13 Change Length, 3-32 Change Media Type, 3-33, 3-34 Confirm Media, 2-21, 3-31, 3-35 Display Calibration, 3-38 Display Contrast, 3-42 Fog Leader, 3-40 Install New Cassette, 3-30 Maintenance, 3-52, 5-3 NonFatal Error, 4-3 Open Cassette Door, 3-30 OutofMedia, 3-27, 3-29 Preferences, 3-37 Processor Module, 4-4

Q
Queue, (see Jobs), 5-6

R
Reboot, reboot on error, 3-50 Reboot button, 3-6 Recorder accessing the interior, 4-33 maintaining, 3-52 obtaining information, 3-45 calibrating, 3-20 starting to operate, 3-18 with the processor, 3-20 with the RIP, 3-18

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Index

Run, 2-4 Switch Off, 2-9 Units of Measurement, 3-43, 3-44 Shutdown, 2-6 recorder shutdown, 2-8 starting, 3-17 Specifications environment data, 6-4 media data, 6-1 output data, 6-2 processor data, 6-6 product data, 6-1 recorder data, 6-6 Spinner Mirror contamination check, 3-53 error icon, 4-10 maintaining, 5-12 Start in Pause Mode button, 2-6 Switch Off screen, 2-9 Switching On/Off recorder, 2-1 recorder off, 2-6 recorder on, 2-2 System Control, error icon, 4-14

Tools, media output, 3-24 Tools button, 3-14 TOOLS mode introduction, 1-10 using, 3-16 Touchpanel calibrating, 3-38 cleaning, 5-16 Troubleshooting (see Error), 4-8 introducing, 4-2 introduction, 3-48

U
Units of Measurement, setting, 3-43 Units of Measurement button, 3-43

V
Vertical Output accessing, 4-37 recovery from errors, 4-45

T
Temperature Errors, 4-25 Test Images, 5-5 TimetoEnd Current Scan, 3-5 TimetoEnd Current Scan icon, 3-11

W
Wait Timer icon, 3-4 Workflows, loading the cassette, 2-10 Workflows, introduction, 1-3

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