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Loading forms--semiautomatic load (dual simplex mode)

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The printers are designed to have special-purpose forms loaded semiautomatically by the operator.

This section provides step-by-step instructions for semiautomatically loading forms. Loading forms--auto load (dual simplex mode) contains instructions for loading forms automatically in simplex printing applications. Loading forms--auto load (duplex mode) contains instructions for loading forms automatically in duplex printing applications.

All messages that you respond to while you do this task appear on both the touchscreen panels and on the operator panel of the affected printer. Most controls that you need to use are available on both the touchscreen panels and the printer operator panel. However, some are available only on the touchscreen panels.

Because you are working inside the printer covers, we recommend that you use the operator panel of the affected printer whenever possible, especially while you work on Printer 1.

CAUTION:
<72> As you load forms, be careful to avoid injuries:

The tractor covers are spring-loaded and can pinch if they snap shut unexpectedly.

Moving forms, especially between the transfer station and the fuser entry area, can cause severe paper cuts.

To load forms semiautomatically, do the following:

  1. Do the procedure At the touchscreen or the printer operator panel and steps 1 through 5 in the procedure At the printer forms input area.
  2. Open the lower tractor covers.
  3. Release the Transfer Station Control Lever and tilt the transfer station away from the photoconductor drum.
  4. Ensure that the transfer station is open completely.
    Note:
    The photoconductor drum is easily damaged, and it is very expensive to replace. When the transfer station is open, be extremely careful not to let anything touch the photoconductor drum.
  5. Open the upper tractor covers.
  6. Bring the forms up from the input area, over the forms guide(s), under the static brush (Infoprint 4000 only), and across the splicing table.

    Figure 62 shows the paper path for roll-fed forms on Infoprint 4100 Models HS1, PS1, HD1/2, and PD1/2:

    Figure 63 shows the paper path for roll-feed forms on the Infoprint 4100 Models HS2 and HD3/4:

    Figure 64 shows the paper path for fan-fold forms on Infoprint 4100 Models HS1, PS1, HD1/2, and PD1/2:

    Figure 65 shows the paper path for fan-fold and roll-feed forms on Infoprint 4100 Models HS2 and HD3/4:

  7. If you are loading a form with a different width, use the Tractor Control Knob to adjust the tractors close to the correct width. Use the scale just to the left of the tractor covers.
  8. Without putting the forms on the tractor pins if you are using tractored forms, carefully thread the forms:
    1. Over the transfer station lower tractors
    2. Around the retractors
    3. Under the small, plastic paper guides to the right of the upper tractors
    4. Over the upper tractors.
  9. If necessary, use the Tractor Control Knob to adjust the distance between the front and rear tractors:

    When the tractors are adjusted correctly, a sheet of forms should drop easily onto the tractor pins and lay flat if you are using tractored forms. The pins should be centered in the tractor holes, without binding.

  10. Place the forms to the right of the transfer station jam sensor.
    Note:

    Do not cover the jam sensor with the forms.

    The first tractor hole on the front edge of the tractored form should be on the upper tractor pin directly across from the pin holding the first tractor hole on the rear edge of the form.

  11. Close the upper tractor covers.
  12. Gently push the transfer station toward the photoconductor drum until it locks securely into position.
  13. Remove any slack from the forms and place the forms on the lower tractor pins, if using tractored paper.
  14. Close the lower tractor covers.
  15. Do the following procedures: