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How can you import/export configuration data (discrete and analog alarm messages, tags and connections) from/to a CSV file in WinCC flexible 2008?
How can you have hardware diagnostics data of SIMATIC IPCs displayed in WinCC flexible?
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What settings do you have to make to be able to print on a network printer with a Windows-based panel (except the 170 series)?
How can you switch off the "Sleep" function on Brother printers?
How do you open a WORD document via an operator panel?
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Multi Panel -- Setting up and parameterizing hardware -- Using additional components
What options are there for direct data communication between an FM 357-2 and a panel or Runtime (ProTool, WinCC flexible)?
Which can be connected directly to a panel?
What settings are to be made when connecting a printer to a Windows-based panel?
How can you transfer data via USB from a WinCC flexible configuration computer to a Windows-based operator panel and which USB cables can be used for this?
How can you switch off the "Sleep" function on Brother printers?
What settings do you have to make to be able to print on a network printer with a Windows-based panel (except the 170 series)?
Connecting two printers to a panel with serial interfaces
Which external storage media can you use with the SIMATIC panels and which memory card interfaces do they have?
Touch Panel / Operator Panel -- Setting up and parameterizing hardware -- Using additional components
What options are there for direct data communication between an FM 357-2 and a panel or Runtime (ProTool, WinCC flexible)?
What settings are to be made when connecting a printer to a Windows-based panel?
Which can be connected directly to a panel?
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How can you transfer data via USB from a WinCC flexible configuration computer to a Windows-based operator panel and which USB cables can be used for this?
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How can you switch off the "Sleep" function on Brother printers?
What settings do you have to make to be able to print on a network printer with a Windows-based panel (except the 170 series)?
Cable for loading the configuration onto OP/TP
Connecting two printers to a panel with serial interfaces
Which external storage media can you use with the SIMATIC panels and which memory card interfaces do they have?
How can you switch off the "Sleep" function on Brother printers?
Part number:

Sleep Mode with printers:
With some Brother printers the "Sleep Mode" makes it impossible for the operator panels to reach printer. Then an error message is displayed on the operator panel.

Below we show how to disable the "Sleep Mode".
 
No. Procedure
1

Using the "Remote Printer Console" tool you can disable the "Sleep" function that cannot be switched off otherwise. The printer then no longer goes into Sleep Mode.

At the following link you can download the tool from the printer manufacturer "Brother".
http://welcome.solutions.brother.com

Example for printer HL-5240:
Select the Region/Country > Regional Options > Select "Brother Series" > Select printer type > Downloads

Now select as follows:

  • Step 1: -> "Software Tools"
  • Step 2: -> "Your operating system, e.g. Windows XP"
  • Step 3: -> "The language, e.g. English"

Now click on "Find".
The following picture with the various software tools is displayed.

Select the "Remote Printer Console" tool.


Fig. 01

Note:
Note that the manufacturer site described and the procedure for finding the download might differ.
Furthermore, the "Remote Printer Console" tool is not available for each printer. (as at 19.03.2008)

2

Disabling the Sleep Mode:

  1. First install the "Remote Printer Console" tool.
  2. Start the tool.
  3. Switch to the "Custom" folder.
  4. There you change the "Sleep" parameter from "(not send)" to "off".
  5. Then click on "Send".

The Sleep Mode is now disabled for the printer.


Fig. 02

Printer list:
Released Printers for SIMATIC Panels and Multi Panels, see Entry ID 11376409.

 Entry ID:28998995   Date:2008-05-13 
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