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INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS

for the

SORVALL BarTrace Barcode Reader Accessory


The SORVALL BarTrace Barcode Reader Accessory is for use with SORVALL RC3BP and RC12BP centrifuges installed with a Network Computer Package and WatchLog Network Plus software. Operating information is included in the WatchLog Network Plus User's Manual. These instructions assume the centrifuge is already installed on a centrifuge network connected to a computer running WatchLog Network Plus software.

NOTE The BarTrace accessory is not intended to be customer-installed. Customers are instructed to
keep all parts together (including these instructions) and contact Kendro Service to schedule installation.

Parts Supplied
Check to be sure all parts are included in the kit before proceeding:
Quantity Catalog Number Item Description

1 1 1 1 2 1 4 1

77382 77385 67874 67875 64412 56456 61095 77388

Scanner Holster, Scanner Fastener, Velcro Loop, 175 mm (7 inch) Fastener, Velcro Hook, 350 mm (14 inch) Holder, Cable Harness, RS232 Scanner Port Upgrade, RC3BP Washer, Flat Installation Instructions, BarTrace Accessory

Tools Required
3/16-inch wrench, 1/4-inch wrench, #2 Phillips screwdriver, scissors, tape (removable), alcohol (for cleaning). If available, acquire an actual barcode label as used on blood bags (bucket contents) from the customer, confirming the barcode type (Codabar or Code 128).

Installation Proceedure

(retain parts for reassembly)

1. Turn the main POWER switch OFF and unplug the centrifuge power cord. 2. If necessary, reposition the centrifuge so that you can access the right side (facing the centrifuge) and behind the control console if data cables do not have enough slack to allow centrifuge movement, disconnect the data cables from the centrifuge before moving it.

NOTE BEFORE disconnecting data cables, be sure that all centrifuges connected later in the data cable
chain are idle; otherwise run data will be lost when the connection is broken.
PN 77388-0 Issued January 2000

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3. On the back of the control console, check how the RS232 scanner port connector is installed there should be two flat washers sandwiched between each hex standoff and the connector's flange (see figure 1).
HEX STANDOFF FLAT WASHERS (2) RS232 CONNECTOR

12 12 12 12

12 12 12 12

1234567890123456789 1234567890123456789

1234567890123 1234567890123

CONTROL CONSOLE WASHER(S) & HEX NUT

Figure 1. Scanner Port Connector Hardware Configuration


If two flat washers are under each hex standoff, discard the flat washers supplied (catalog number 56456) and proceed to step 4. If there are not two flat washers under each hex standoff, proceed as follows: a. Remove the screws securing the control console. On the RC3BP, separate the control panel/ bezel assembly from the back portion of the console and lay the assembly face-down on the chamber door; on the RC12BP, lift the front edge of the console assembly and tip it until you have access to the inside of the RS232 connector. b. At one side of the connector, use a 1/4-inch wrench on the securing nut (inside the console) and a 3/16-inch wrench on the standoff (outside the console) to remove the hardware, being careful not to drop any small parts inside the console. c. Insert two new flat washers supplied (catalog number 61095) onto the standoff threads, then reinstall the standoff reusing the hardware on the inside that was removed earlier. d. Do the same to the other standoff. 4. On RC3BP centrifuges below SN 9900000 only, check the wiring of the RS232 connector (otherwise proceed to step 5): a. Remove the screws securing the control console, separate the control panel/bezel assembly from the back portion of the console and lay the assembly face-down on the chamber door (if not already done). b. On the lower-left of the back portion of the console, check the number of wires at the RS232 connector there should be either two (both white) or four (two white, one black and one red). If 4 wires, discard the upgrade harness supplied (catalog number 56456) and proceed to step 5. If only 2 wires, install the upgrade harness supplied (cat. no. 56456) as follows (see figure 2):

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CAUTION
Make sure of each location before inserting pins. If wires are misinstalled, damage to scanner can result.

BLACK PIN 7

RED PIN 25

RED PIN 28 BLACK PIN 26


23 24

RS232 CONNECTOR
(ROUND PINS)

Figure 2. Installing the RC3BP RS232 Upgrade Harness


BLACK WIRE: Insert the round pin into pin 7 of the RS232 connector, then connect the square pin at the other end of the black wire to the Controller P.C. board connector J1, pin 26. RED WIRE: Insert the round pin into pin 25 of the RS232 connector, then connect the square pin at the other end of the red wire to the Controller P.C. board connector J1, pin 28. When complete, route the harness through the large cable clamp in the bottom of the console. 5. If the control console has been opened: Being careful not to pinch any wires, close the console and secure with screws that were removed earlier. 6. Cut two 50 mm (2 inch) lengths from the 175 mm (7 inch) Velcro loop fastener supplied (catalog number 67874). Use alcohol to clean the large flat side (back) of the scanner holster supplied (catalog number 67385), then remove the release paper from the Velcro loop fastener adhesive backing and affix the two pieces to the back of the holster (see figure 3).

Figure 3. Installing Velcro Loop Fasteners on the Scanner Holster


7. Cut two 50 mm (2 inch) lengths from the 350 mm (14 inch) Velcro hook fastener supplied (catalog number 67875) and, without removing the release paper from the adhesive backing, position them on the two Velcro loop fasteners that were just installed on the scanner holster. 8. Open the chamber door and place the scanner in the holster so that the scanner cable runs out through the slot in the bottom of the holster, then roughly position the holster on the right side of the centrifuge, toward the top-front corner, angled at approximately 40 (slightly more vertical than a perfect 45 see figure 4). To minimize potential of things hitting or getting caught, make sure that the scanner does not extend forward past the front panel or up higher than the lift-over deck.

43

J1

44 2

CONTROLLER P.C. BOARD J1 CONNECTOR


(SQUARE PINS)

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RS232 SCANNER PORT LIFT-OVER DECK SCANNER HOLSTER FRONT PANEL 40 CABLE HOLDER

Figure 4. Installation Locations: Scanner Holster and Cable Holder


9. Confirm the location with the customer (explain that extra Velcro hook faster is supplied in case a different location is desired later-on), then mark the final holster position with tape. 10. Remove the scanner from the holster and set aside. Using alcohol, thoroughly clean the centrifuge cabinet panel at the holster mounting location. Peel the release paper from the Velcro fastener adhesive backing, then firmly affix the holster to the side of the centrifuge. Remove any tape that was used to mark position. 11. Use alcohol to thoroughly clean the centrifuge cabinet panel at the cable holder mounting location, in the top-rear corner, just below the plastic console/deck (see illustration). 12. Connect the scanner cable to the RS232 scanner port connector on the back of the control console and secure by tightening the small screws on either side of the plug. Then, removing as much slack as possible without stressing the scanner cable or RS232 connector, route the cable from the connector down and around the right side of the centrifuge and secure it to the centrifuge at the cable holder mounting location using one of the two cable holders supplied (catalog number 64412). 13. Close the chamber door. Trial-fit the scanner in the holster to make sure the cable reaches, then remove the scanner from the holster (set it aside) and direct the customer to wait 24 hours before using the holster, thereby allowing the Velcro fastener adhesive to set up. 14. If it was moved in step 2, return the centrifuge to its operating position, being sure to lower the leveling feet and reinstall the holddown hardware (if any). Reconnect the centrifuge to the computer network if the data cables were disconnected. 15. Plug-in the centrifuge and turn the main POWER switch ON. 16. After the Home screen appears in the SET display, press MENU, scroll to the BarTrace Option, select Enable, then specify the type of barcode label (Codabar or Code 128) supplied by the customer (if not available, specify Code 128 and scan in the next step [barcode scans as "Not Used"]). 17. Using the customer's barcode label (or the "Not Used" barcode above), determine that the BarTrace accessory is functioning correctly, then demonstrate use to the customer/centrifuge user(s). 18. Discard any packaging; give the extra Velcro fasteners and cable holder to the customer.

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