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How to Use the Sartorius YDP20-0CE Printer for Weighing Applications

How to Use the Sartorius YDP20-0CE Printer for Weighing Applications

The Sartorius YDP20-0CE is a compact and versatile printer that can be connected to various Sartorius balances and scales for printing weighing results, calibration reports, and other data. The printer has a built-in real-time clock and can print in different languages and formats. This article will provide a brief overview of the main features and functions of the printer, as well as some tips on how to operate it according to the instructions manual.

Sartorius YDP20-0CE Operating Instructions Manual 116 Pages


Features and Functions of the Printer

The printer has the following features and functions:

  • A dot matrix printer with 24 characters per line and a print speed of 1.5 lines per second.

  • A thermal paper roll with a width of 57.5 mm and a diameter of 50 mm.

  • A serial interface (RS-232C) for connecting to Sartorius devices or a PC.

  • A power supply unit with an input voltage of 100-240 V AC and an output voltage of 8.5 V DC.

  • A real-time clock that can print the date and time on each printout.

  • A self-test function that can check the printer status and print a test report.

  • A paper feed button that can advance the paper manually.

  • A tear-off edge that can cut the paper after printing.

  • An LED indicator that shows the printer status (green for ready, red for error).

  • A DIP switch that can adjust the printer settings (such as baud rate, parity, language, etc.).

How to Operate the Printer

To operate the printer, follow these steps:

  • Connect the power supply unit to the printer and plug it into a power outlet.

  • Connect the serial cable to the printer and to the Sartorius device or PC.

  • Turn on the printer by pressing the power switch on the back of the printer.

  • Load the thermal paper roll into the printer by opening the cover and inserting the paper roll with the loose end facing down. Close the cover and press the paper feed button until the paper comes out of the front slot.

  • Set the DIP switch according to your preferences or requirements. Refer to the instructions manual for more details on each switch setting.

  • Perform a self-test by holding down the paper feed button while turning on the printer. The printer will print a test report with its settings and status. Check if there are any errors or problems with the printer.

  • Send data from the Sartorius device or PC to the printer by pressing the print button on the device or using a software program on the PC. The printer will print the data according to its settings and format.

  • Tear off the paper after printing by pulling it against the tear-off edge.

  • Turn off the printer by pressing the power switch on the back of the printer when not in use.

Troubleshooting the Printer

If the printer does not work properly or shows an error, try the following solutions:


No powerThe power supply unit is not connected or the power outlet is faulty.Check the power connection and the power outlet.

No printoutThe paper roll is empty or jammed.Replace the paper roll or remove the paper jam.

Poor print qualityThe paper roll is not compatible or the print head is dirty.Use a Sartorius-approved paper roll or clean the print head with a soft cloth.

Incorrect dataThe serial interface settings are not matched or the data format is incorrect.Adjust the DIP switch settings or the data format according to the instructions manual.

Incorrect date or timeThe real-time clock battery is low or the date or time is not set.Replace the battery or set the date or time according to the instructions manual.

If the problem persists, contact Sartorius customer service for further assistance.

Maintenance and Care of the Printer

To ensure the optimal performance and longevity of the printer, follow these maintenance and care tips:

  • Do not expose the printer to direct sunlight, high temperature, humidity, dust, or vibration.

  • Do not use alcohol, solvents, or abrasive cleaners to clean the printer. Use a soft cloth or a damp cloth with mild detergent.

  • Do not drop, hit, or apply excessive force to the printer. Handle it with care and avoid shocks or impacts.

  • Do not open or disassemble the printer. Only authorized service personnel can repair or modify the printer.

  • Do not use any accessories or parts that are not supplied or approved by Sartorius. They may damage the printer or cause malfunctions.

  • Store the printer in a cool, dry, and clean place when not in use. Cover it with a protective cover if possible.

  • Replace the paper roll and the battery regularly to avoid running out of them at critical moments.



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