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Powering on the system

You can switch power on for the complete system for duplex or for dual simplex mode. Or you can switch power on for only one printer and its associated control unit in dual simplex mode when one of the two system printers cannot be used and needs repair. In either mode, and with the use of either printer, you must switch the Printer 2 control unit power on.

How you switch power on for the system depends on whether power control is set to Local or Remote.

Notes:
  1. The Printer 2 control unit must have power on to switch on power for Printer 1 even if Printer 2 is powered off.
  2. The Unit Emergency switch in each printer must be in the Power Enable position before you can switch power on to that printer.
  3. If a D208 error occurs after you switch power on for the system, do the following:
    1. Ensure the printers are powered on.
    2. Select Shutdown on the touchscreen and then Restart.
    3. If you get the error again, switch power off for the system.
    4. Wait two minutes.
    5. Switch power on for the system again.

If you are operating the system in dual simplex mode and leave one printer powered-off, the D208 error remains on the powered-off printer panel.

In host-controlled remote mode

For duplex systems: When the system master power control is from the host system console, set the Local/Remote switches as shown in the following table for the various combinations of elements you want to power on.

Table 6. Remote system power control - duplex models
Elements To Be Powered-On Local/Remote Switch Setting
Printer 2 Control Unit Frame Printer 2 Frame Printer 1 Control Unit Frame Printer 1 Frame
Printer 2 control unitPrinter 1Printer 1 control unitPrinter 2 Remote Remote Remote Remote
Printer 2 control unitPrinter 2 Remote Remote Local Local
Printer 2 control unitPrinter 1 control unitPrinter 1 Remote Local Remote Remote

For dual simplex systems: When the system master power is from the host system console, set the Local/Remote switches to Remote.

Then do the following:

  1. Ensure that both printers are connected to a three-phase electrical outlet that is reserved for the printers.
  2. Inform the host system console operator that the system is ready to be powered on.
  3. Respond to any error or intervention messages that appear on the touchscreen during the power-on sequence.

    At the completion of the power-on sequence the touchscreen displays the status of the printer.

  4. Do the Check Tension Arm procedure. See Checking the tension arm for details.
  5. Load forms if necessary. See Loading forms--auto load (dual simplex mode), Loading forms--semiautomatic load (dual simplex mode), or Loading forms--auto load (duplex mode) for details.
  6. If you are printing in duplex mode, do the Align Form procedure. See Aligning tractored forms for details.
  7. Enable host attachments, as required. See Enabling and disabling attachments for details.
  8. Make the system ready.
    CAUTION:
    <85>For printers with microcode levels, version 11.6.128 and higher, both printers and attached pre and postprocessing equipment can be started from the main panel of the printer console and the printer operator panels. Visually assure that no other personnel are working on the system before starting the system.

In local controlled mode

When the system master power control is to be controlled locally, set the Local/Remote switches as shown in the following table for the various combination of elements you want power on.

Table 7. Local system power control - duplex models
Elements To Be Powered-On Local/Remote Switch Setting
Printer 2 Control Unit Frame Printer 2 Frame Printer 1 Control Unit Frame Printer 1 Frame
  • Printer 2 control unit
  • Printer 1
  • Printer 1 control unit
  • Printer 2
Local Remote Remote Remote
  • Printer 2 control unit
  • Printer 2
Local Remote Local Local
  • Printer 2 control unit
  • Printer 1 control unit
  • Printer 1
Local Local Remote Remote

For Dual Simplex: When the system master power is to be controlled locally, set the Local/Remote switches to Local.

Then do the following:

  1. Ensure that both printers are connected to a three-phase electrical outlet that is reserved for the printers.
  2. Press the Printer 2 control unit Control Unit Power On switch for any of the combinations of elements listed above.
  3. Respond to any error or intervention messages that appear on the touchscreen during the power-on sequence.
  4. At the completion of the power-on sequence, the Main touchscreen displays the status of the printer.
  5. Do the Check Tension Arm procedure. See Checking the tension arm for details.
  6. Load forms if necessary. See Loading forms--auto load (dual simplex mode), Loading forms--semiautomatic load (dual simplex mode), or Loading forms--auto load (duplex mode) for details.
  7. If you are printing in duplex mode, do the Align Forms procedure. See Aligning tractored forms for details.
  8. Enable host attachments, as required. See Enabling and disabling attachments for details.
  9. Make the system ready by doing one of the following:
    CAUTION:
    <85>For printers with microcode levels, version 11.6.128 and higher, both printers and attached pre and postprocessing equipment can be started from the main panel of the printer console and the printer operator panels. Visually assure that no other personnel are working on the system before starting the system.