PX940V Can’t calibrate verifier

If you cannot calibrate the PX940V’s verifier, try this.

Most times this failure is due to dirt on the glass over the verifier,  often not visible. To confirm this is the issue, print a test label and connect to the printer’s web page and look at the verifier’s image under Verification, Verifier Image. You’ll probably see something like this:

The vertical black lines aren’t on the label, it’s dirt on the verifier glass.

Open the front verifer arm.

Clean the glass with isopropyl alcohol and Q-Tips, or an alcohol wipe. Repeat until there are no lines on the verifier image, then try to calibrate the verifier again.

Note the row of label sensors next to the verifier.

Installing a PC4ie dual serial board

There is a new dual serial I/O board for the updated Honeywell PX4 industrial printer, the PX4ie. The part number is 50147018-001 and it is currently shipping. Unlike the old board, which was dual RS232 out of the box, you need to install two jumpers and two IC (integrated circuit) chips into the board.

You are working with static sensitive devices here, so make sure you ground yourself before touching the board or ICs.

For UART A the jumper connects the two pins on the right of P4 and the IC gets installed in the socket pictured here. Notice the semi circle on the bottom of the chip (it’s clearer on the next picture), it lines up with the semi circle on the board:

UART B installs the same way:

Again, note the semi circle cut out at the bottom of the IC. This time the jumper is installed at P8. Make sure that you don’t bend any of the pins on the IC when you  insert it into the socket.

The rest of the installation is described in the Honeywell installation manual. Click on the documents tab to get this manual.