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IU 683 / 0402
TowerFeed for Brother HL-7050
TABLE OF CONTENTS USER'S MANUAL TM TowerFeed 444 for Brother HL-7050 TABLE OF CONTENTS 1 PREFACE 3 UNPACKING 4 BOX CONTENTS 6 INSTALLATION Hardware Installation 7 TowerFeed Setup 9 Printer Setup 9 Software Installation 10 OPERATING Loading Paper 12 Reloading Paper 13 Out of Paper 13 Paper Jam 13 PAPER QUALITY GUIDELINES 14 APPENDIX A - Printer Specific Notes 15 APPENDIX B - Tips & Hints 16 APPENDIX C - Troubleshootin
PREFACE Thank you for selecting a Rutishauser product. TowerFeed is a superior sheet feeder specifically designed to extend the paper handling capabilities of your Brother laser printer. We encourage you to read this manual carefully to ensure correct installation and satisfactory operation. TowerFeed is a demand feeder that makes it possible to have multiple types and sizes of paper available “on-line." In Windows 3.1, paper selections are made with TowerFeed Windows Software. For no
UNPACKING Note: Prior to delivery, your TowerFeed was thoroughly tested and carefully packaged. Please check your unit for transportation damage and/or missing parts immediately upon receipt. It is advisable to get a second person to help you unpack the unit. Warning: TowerFeed may weigh up to 36 kilograms (80 pounds) depending on configuration. To prevent back strain or injury, bend your knees when lifting the unit, and get help if you need. To unpack the TowerFeed uni
UNPACKING Fig. 1 Cut the packing strips and lift away the top of the shipping container. Fig. 2 Lay unit on side and carefully pull out TowerFeed from the bottom part of the shipping container. Fig. 3 Insert rollers (floor and combined models only) Fig. 4 Stand up TowerFeed and remove wrapping Fig. 5 Re-packing TM IU 683 / 0404 4 TowerFeed for Brother Printers
BOX CONTENTS Note: Prior to delivery, your TowerFeed was thoroughly tested and carefully packaged. Please check your unit for transportation damage and/or missing parts immediately upon receipt. Box Contents (1) TowerFeed unit with drawers (2) Accessories box Fig. 6 Box Contents Accessories Box Contents (1) Power Cable (2) Data Cable (3) ‘Getting started’ and instructions how to get a TowerFeed manual (4) TowerFeed CD: - User’s Guide - Windows driv
INSTALLATION Warning: POWER OFF your printer and TowerFeed and disconnect all power and interface cables before you proceed with the installation. Hardware Installation Remove Transportation Inserts • Pull out, lift upwards and remove the trays from TowerFeed so as to remove the transportation inserts (Fig. 8). There are two at each side (keep the inserts for reshipment). • Re-insert and close the trays. Fig. 8 Removing Transportation Inserts Note: Located on
INSTALLATION • Your printer has a centered paper path. Therefore the paper paths of printer and TowerFeed have not to be adjusted like for previous Brother printers. Electrical Connections • Connect the RS-232 data cable to the serial port of the printer and to the rear of TowerFeed (Fig. 10). Note: Secure the connectors with the screws to ensure proper connection of the systems. • Connect the power cables to printer and TowerFeed (Fig. 10). Note: Whe
INSTALLATION TowerFeed Setup TowerFeed is factory preset for the Brother HL-7050 printer. Therefore, it is not necessary to run the TowerFeed setup program for this printer type. Printer Setup The TowerFeed Option must be selected using the printer panel as following: • Press and hold the GO button and press the Set button once. The Display will now show HIDDEN PANEL TOWERFEED ON/OFF. • Press the + or – buttons as many times until the display shows 'TowerFeed ON/OFF'.
INSTALLATION Software Installation Installation of Printer Driver Basically the original Windows drivers of Brother for the HL-7050 can be used (revision 1.59 or later). This except the PostScript driver, which has no TowerFeed extension. Prior to the standard driver installation, an enclosed file has to be copied into your system which allows the driver to show the additional TowerFeed trays. Note: On the enclosed CD you will find the file hl705ini.dat Insert the CD
INSTALLATION After successful installation of the printer driver, you will find in Printer - Properties - Accessories in the field available Options all available TowerFeed models. Select your model (e.g. TF444/77 for the 7-bin model). Hit the Add button to install this option to field at the right (Fig.11). Note: If the TowerFeed models do not appear in the field available Options,check the previous step. Fig. 11 Printer Properties St
INSTALLATION Paper Allocation in the Application Program The application program usually has a Page Setup screen which can be accessed via File - Page Setup.... In the Paper Source tag you will find the paper source settings for First page: and Other pages: Fig. 13 Page Setup – Paper Source (Word) The paper source settings in this window are the finally relevant definitions when printing the document. Note: For further informat
OPERATING Loading Paper • Pull open the tray you wish to load until it reaches the stop or remove it completely for more convenient loading. • Obtain a fresh ream of paper. Best results will be obtained using regular copier or laser printer paper (see "Paper Quality Guidelines"). Hold the ream on the long edge and bend it in and out. Repeat on the short edge. Square it off properly (Fig. 14). Fig. 14 Fanning the Paper • Load letterhead paper face down, with the letterhead
OPERATING Reloading Paper While feeding occurs from a higher tray, lower ones may be reloaded without interrupting feeding and printing. To reload paper, please refer to "Loading Paper ". Once the tray is replenished with paper and closed, TowerFeed will resume feeding. Out of Paper • If a TowerFeed tray runs out of paper, the yellow indicator on its front panel is lit. • TowerFeed will also indicate the Paper-Out condition by beeping as soon as the empty tray is selected.
PAPER QUALITY GUIDELINES General These paper quality guidelines are general recommendations. Paper beyond these specifications may work as well, however it should be tested before use. Paper is a material that reacts intensively to adverse temperature and humidity conditions. The observance of proper conditions as defined below is therefore essential for trouble-free operation of TowerFeed. Please also refer to the corresponding guidelines in the printer manual. Paper Quality and
APPENDIX A - Printer Specific Notes Printer Firmware Revision HL-7050: Every printer firmware version supports the TowerFeed option. Duplex Option The printer's duplexing capabilities remain fully supported with the TowerFeed paper handling option installed. When loading the paper please also refer to the printer's user manual for correct tray loading. In duplex mode, the printer prints the pages in a different order. This requires preprinted paper to be loaded in a differen
APPENDIX B - Tips & Hints Power ON Sequence Power On TowerFeed first! When powering on the printer, it will scan its option bus for available options. In case TowerFeed would not be ready at that point in time, the printer shows an error message (Check TF). In this case make sure that the printer and TowerFeed are connected properly. If necessary, power on TowerFeed, wait for the short acoustic TowerFeed signal (Reset Beep) and go on pressing GO on the printer panel. Note: Wh
APPENDIX B - Tips & Hints Printing a Document with copies on the Brother Laser Printer with TowerFeed When printing a document you get either an original copy (copies = 1), or, if you set copies = n, you will get n times the same printout. Usually you want the original document to distinguish from its copies. An elegant method for that purpose is to print the copies on different (color) paper. This can be done by sending the print job several times to the printer but with different
APPENDIX B - Tips & Hints The following table shows the internal denominations of the paper sources: Brother HL-Laser Printer Paper Type Tray Denomination Upper Paper Cassette wdPrinterUpperBin e.g. Letterhead MP Tray wdPrinterMiddleBin Manual Paper Tray wdPrinterManualFeed TowerFeed 1 257 e.g. Plain TowerFeed 2 258 e.g. Bond TowerFeed 3 259 e.g. Color TowerFeed 4 260 TowerFeed 5 261 TowerFeed 6 262 TowerFeed 7 263 Example: The following Word Macro w
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