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Stacker Area

Printed and fused fan-fold forms leave the fuser area and are refolded in the stacker area. Stacker Control Panel and Forms Length and Width Controls describe the stacker area controls in detail.

Note:
Roll-feed forms do not use the stacker area. They require a postprocessor.

The pendulum is inside the stacker area, above the stacker table. The swinging of the pendulum helps the forms to refold correctly.

This is an image that illustrates the stacker area.
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Forms length and width controls
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Stacker end cover
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Stacker table
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Finger belts
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Stacker gate (open)
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Stacker control panel

Stacker Control Panel

The stacker control panel is just above the stacker. The controls allow you to raise and lower the stacker table, stop the movement of the stacker table, advance the forms, and select the type of form being used. The panel also indicates with lights the length of the forms being used, which is set by the Forms Length Control (see Forms Length and Width Controls).

Figure 2. Stacker Control Panel
This is an image that illustrates the stacker control panel.
Using This Control: Does This:
This is an image that illustrates the Ready control on the stacker control panel.
Makes the complete system (both printers) Ready when the printing system is in duplex mode, or makes the individual printer Ready when the system is in dual simplex mode. If pages are waiting to be printed and the system or printer is online to the host, printing begins.
This is an image that illustrates the Stop control on the stacker control panel.
Finishes the page that is currently being printed and makes the printing system (both printers) Not Ready in duplex mode or the individual printer Not Ready in simplex mode.
This is an image that illustrates the UP control on the stacker control panel.
Moves the stacker table up.
This is an image that illustrates the Stop control on the stacker control panel.
Stops the movement of the stacker table.
This is an image that illustrates the Down control on the stacker control panel.
Moves the stacker table down.
Forms Feed
This is an image that illustrates the Forms Feed control on the stacker control panel.

Advances the forms to allow them to stack with the original folds at the perforations.

Note:
You use the NPRO (non-process run-out) push-button on the Display/Touch Screen to advance the forms for separation.
Forms Select

This is an image that illustrates the Form Select control on the stacker control panel.
This push-button is inactive. Use Changing the Forms-Based Printer Adjustments to adjust the fusing temperature and the amount of fuser oil used during printing.

Forms Length and Width Controls

This is an image that illustrates the forms length and width controls.
Using This Control: Does This:
FORMS WIDTH

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Increases or decreases the stacker width setting. You can set this lever from 8 to 18 inches in increments of ΒΌ inch.

FORMS LENGTH

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Increases or decreases the stacker length setting. You can set the forms length from 7 to 14 inches. The length increases or decreases in increments of one-third and one-half inch. You turn the knob clockwise to increase the forms length. You turn the knob counterclockwise to decrease the forms length.

The length you set with the FORMS LENGTH knob is indicated by the LEDs on the Stacker Control Panel.

Stacker Height Control

The stacker height control is behind the front left cover. This control allows you to control the height (and weight) of the printed output stack. Raising the stacker height shortens the height of the output stack. While this reduces the weight of the output stack, it also requires you to empty the stacker more often. For more information on using this control, see Adjusting the Stacker Table Height.

Note:
Use this control only for fan-fold forms, not for roll-feed forms.
Figure 3. Stacker Height Control
This is an image that illustrates the stacker height control.