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5224-001 IBM Printer Model 001

5224-002 IBM Printer Model 002

5224-012 IBM Printer Model 012


The IBM 5224 Printer is a table-top impact matrix line printer for the 5280 Distributed Data System, S/1, S/34, S/36, and S/38.

Model Abstract 5224-001

The IBM 5224 Printer Model 001 has a print speed of 140 lines per minute (lpm) at 10 characters per second (cps).


Highlights

  • Attaches to IBM 5280, S/1, S/34, S36, and S38.
  • Several character sets are available.
  • Multi-pass mode.

Description

The IBM 5224 Printer is a table-top impact matrix line printer for the 5280 Distributed Data System, S/1, S/34, S/36, and S/38.

Problem Determination Procedures

Problem determination is aided by significant offline verification tests which have been designed into the printer control unit to provide greater printer availability to the customer. See "IBM 5224 Printer Operator's Guide" (GA34-0092) for procedures.

Model Description 5224-001

The 5224 is an impact matrix line printer of table-top design with characteristics similar to the 5225 printer. A table is not provided with the 5224. The character matrix is eight dots high and seven dots wide. Maximum character height is 2.92mm (0.115 inches).

Three character sets are available.

Character set selection has no effect on print speed. Uppercase and lowercase is provided in all character sets. Horizontal print density of 10 or 15 characters per inch (cpi) is operator-selectable. Line spacing of six or eight lines per inch (lpi) is similarly selectable. S/34, S/36, and S/38 Programming supports programmable control of print density and line spacing. Operator selection of density and spacing can optionally be exercised. See "System Attachment" below. The 33.5cm (13.2 inch) print line provides for a maximum of 132 characters at 10 cpi and 198 characters at 15 cpi. Oversize and special characters, logos, business graphics, OCR-A, and bar-code printing can be printed dependent upon host program support. An audible alarm provides an indication to the operator when manual intervention is required due to one of nine printer error conditions. Cable-through provides the capability of connecting a total of seven multiple 5219s, 5224s, 5225s, 5251 Model 1 or 11, 5252s, and to a single twinaxial or shielded twisted-pair cable. All cable-through devices on a single cable must use the same cable type. The 5251-1 and 5252 devices require twinaxial cable. Each unit on the cable, except the last, requires this feature.

Only one additional printer may be attached via Cable-Through if coax cable is used.

A cartridge ribbon provides for fast, easy and clean ribbon changes. One cartridge ribbon and a ribbon shield, to prevent smudging, are provided with the 5224. A fully adjustable forms tractor provides for feeding margin-punched continuous forms. Up to 4-part forms may be utilized. Forms greater than four parts should be tested for customer acceptance. See "Forms Design Reference Guide for Printers" (GA24-3488) for forms design considerations. Forms skipping and vertical spacing are under program control.

Throughput Considerations

Six factors determine print speed:

  1. The Model of the 5224.
  2. The print position of the right-most character in the line being printed.
  3. The print density (10 cpi or 15 cpi).
  4. Vertical spacing and skipping.
  5. Communications and programming considerations.
  6. Density (quantity of dots) in each line printed.

The 5224 maximizes throughput by taking advantage of short line lengths prevalent in most printing. Throughput of Model 1 is line-length dependent as indicated by the position of the right-most character printed. Any print line 18.8cm (7.4 inches) long or less, as measured from the left, will print at the rate of 240 lines per minute at 10 cpi or 170 lines per minute at 15 cpi. Lines longer than 18.8cm (7.4 inches) will print at a rate reduced in proportion to the number of characters printed beyond 18.8cm (7.4 inches).

Care in forms design can significantly improve printer throughput. Unnecessary blanks between vertical columns should be avoided. Columns with low data content should be placed to the right of the form. Consideration should be given to print density; 10 or 15 cpi. By redesigning the form for 15 cpi, two-up output may be achieved, thereby improving final throughput.

The 5224 Printer uses an internal print management feature to guard against damaging the printer due to the quantity of dots in a print line. When printing a dense line (a line with a large number of dots), this safeguard may cause the print mechanism to print the line by using multiple passes of the print head. When the printer operates in multi-pass mode, each print line requiring multiple passes is considered to be full length 33.5cm (13.2 inches). The nominal print speed in multi-pass mode for the Model 1 is 20 lpm at 10 cpi and 15 lpm at 15 cpi. The additional time required for multi-pass printing lowers the overall throughput proportionally to the frequency of the dense lines printed.

Although some print lines may contain large quantities of dots (forcing multi-pass printing), usually only repetitive printing of the same character causes multi-pass printing. For example, a series of asterisks or dashes, normally used for highlighting are printed at a lower speed. In printing operations where speed is a primary concern, special techniques can be used to avoid multi-pass printing. For example:

Instead of using Use
**************** * * * * * * * * * *
################# # # # # # # # # # #
---------------- - - - - - - - - - -

Use of the Load Alternate Character (LAC) command on S/34 or S/36 via the Advanced Printer Function PRPQ, Bar Code Print FDP, or other user-generated programs may result in the use of graphics which will result in multi-pass printing. Since print time may vary with each line printed, as line length varies, or due to skipping and spacing, typical customer documents should be benchmarked if specific throughput rates are desired.

The following charts show the relationship of these variable factors in determining print speed.

10 CHARACTER PER INCH PRINT DENSITY

Spec. Model 1
---------------------- ----------------
Design Point N/
Throughput 140 lpm
(74-Char Lines)
Maximum 132
(Chars per line)
Throughput 90 lpm
(132-Char Print Line)

15 CHARACTERS PER INCH PRINT DENSITY

Spec. Model 1
---------------------- ----------------
Design Point N/A
Throughput 95 lpm
(111-Char Lines)
Maximum 198
(chars per line)
Throughput 60 lpm
(198-Char Print Line)
Throughput 80 lpm
(132-Char Print Line)


Model

Model Summary Matrix

Speed at Speed at Alphanumeric Ideographic
Model 10 cpi 15 cpi Mode Mode
----- -------- -------- ------------ -----------
001 140 lpm 95 lpm --- ---


The speeds listed are the maximum rated speeds for a 18.8cm (7.4 inch)print line (throughput speeds) and 21.3cm print line (alphanumeric/ideographic modes).

Customer Setup (CSU)

The 5224 is a customer setup machine, thereby offering the customer early availability and relocation flexibility. Customer responsibilities are set forth in "Information Bulletin for Customers - Customer Setup" (G120-2743). CSU instructions are included with the 5224.

Model Conversions

Field installation available. The upgrade purchase prices for model conversions may be greater than the purchase price differentials. Customers should carefully evaluate their future requirements when purchasing a 5224 Printer. Replaced parts from any model conversion become the property of IBM.


Technical Description

The 5224 attaches to S/34, S/36, S/38, and the 5280 System in a manner identical to the 5219, 5225, and 5256 printers.

For Direct Attachment to S/34

The 5224 Printer may be attached to S/34 in the following manner:

  • When designated as the system printer, the 5224 connects to the work station controller via one of the four twinaxial cable connectors (ports) on the 5340 System Unit. A 6m (20 ft) cable is provided with the 5340. Specify #9308 on the 5340.
  • When designated as a local work station printer, the 5224 attaches in a manner similar to 5250 Information Display System devices.
  • Twinaxial cable is required for attachment to the 5340.

See "IBM 5250 Information Display System Planning and Site Preparation Guide" (GA21-9337) for cabling information.

Direct Attachment to S/36

The 5224 Printer may be attached to S/36 in a manner similar to 5250 Information Display Station devices. See "IBM 5250 Information Display System Planning and Site Preparation Guide" (GA21-9337), for cabling information.

Direct Attachment to S/38

For use as a local work station printer, the 5224 Printer may be directly attached to the S/38 via the work station controller features on the 5381. Attachment is by twinaxial or shielded twisted-pair cable in a manner similar to the 5225 and 5256 printers. See M5381 pages for work station controller information.

Remote Printing

For remote printing in a Communications Environment on S/34, S/36, and S/38, the 5224 may be attached to the 5251 Model 2 or 12 with the Cluster Feature (#2550) or the Dual Cluster Feature (#2551) on the 5251. Twinaxial cable is required for attachment to the 5251-2. May also be attached to the 5294 or 5394 work station controller. See M5294 or 5394 pages for work station attachment limitations.

5280 Attachment

For Attachment to the 5280 Distributed Data System, the 5285 Programmable Data Station and the 5288 Programmable Control Unit provide for the attachment of the 5224 Printer via twinaxial cable, 1,525m (5,000 ft) maximum to the appropriate printer attachment. The prerequisite attachment feature on the 5285 is the Twinaxial Printer Attachment (#1150). The prerequisite attachment feature on the 5288 can be the Single Twinaxial Printer Attachment (#1155); the Multiple Twinaxial Printer Attachment (#1160); or the Multiple Start/Stop-Twinaxial Printer Attachment (#1162). See "IBM 5280 Cable Assembly Manual" (GA21-9341) for cabling information. A maximum of eight printers can be attached to the 5288.

Attachment to S/1

The 4952, 4954, 4955, 4956, 4959 Input/Output Expansion Unit, and 4965 Diskette Drive and I/O Expansion Unit provide for the attachment of the 5224 via the Printer Attachment - 5200 Series (#5640). A 6m (20 ft) twinaxial Attachment Cable (#5780), is available. The printer may be attached up to a maximum distance of 1,525m (5,000 ft). See "S/1 Customer Site Preparation Manual" (GA34-0050) for cabling information. Twinaxial cable is required for attachment to the S/1.


Publications

  • GA34-0092 IBM 5224 Printer Operator's Guide
  • GA34-0093 IBM 5224 Printer Customer Setup Guide

Features -- Specify/Special/Exchange

No Charge Specify Codes

  • Voltage (120V AC, 1-phase, 60 Hz): With a non-locking plug on a 2.4m (8 ft) power cord. No specify is required.
  • Voltage (AC, 1-phase, 50 Hz): Specify one of the following:

    100V #2804 220V #2813 *
    110V #2805 230V #2821
    200V #2806 240V #2801

  • Voltage (AC, 1-phase): Specify one of the following:

    50 Hz 60 Hz
    ---------- ----------
    100V #2804 100V #2730
    110V #2805 110V #2822
    200V #2806 120V #9911
    220V #2813 127V #2823
    230V #2821 200V #2732
    240V #2801 208V #9902
    220V #2803
    240V #9914

  • Cables: See "Accessories". For cable specifications, see the "IBM 5250 Information Display Systems Planning and Site Preparation Guide" (GA21-9337), or "IBM 5280 Cable Assembly Manual" (GA21-9341).
  • System Attachment: Specify one of the following:
    • S/1:
      • #9566
    • S/34:
      • #9561 for system printer
      • #9560 for local work station printer
      • #9559 for remote work station printer
    • S/36:
      • #9567 for system printer
      • #9568 for local work station printer
      • #9569 for remote work station printer
    • S/38:
      • #9563 for system printer
      • #9564 for local work station printer
      • #9565 for remote work station printer
    • 5280 System:
      • #9562
  • Character Set: All work stations and printers attached to a S/34, S/36, and a 5251 Model 2 or 12 must have the same character set.
    • #9501 for 95-character EBCDIC
    • #9470 for 184-character Multinational (includes ASCII graphics)
    • #9570 for 95-character Spanish Speaking (N and n capability)

Accessories

Forms Stand (#4450)

A 1-shelf, floor-standing forms stand provides for stacking of continuous forms after printing. For field installation, order by feature number on MES.

Printer Table

NDD offers a table especially designed for the 5224 providing such features as a slot in the surface for paper feeding, a shelf for manuals, a paper stacking rack and a design that compliments the 5224 in style and color. Interested customers may order from IBM directly, toll-free at 800-631-5582 (in New Jersey use 800-352-4960 and in Hawaii and Alaska use 800-526-2484). For further information contact an NDD Marketing Representative.

Cables

IBM shielded twisted-pair cable (or equivalent), telephone twisted-pair, or twinaxial cable is required for product attachment.

For pricing and information refer to the appropriate IBM DIRECT catalog.

Twinaxial cable - For proper identification, installation, and application of cable and associated accessories, refer to "IBM 5250 Information Display System Planning and Site Preparation Guide" (GA21-9337). When cable is ordered from IBM, specify a shipping date at least four weeks in advance of receiving the machine.

Twinaxial Cabling - Order via MSORDER (Category = Bulk Cable) on AAS, specifying part number.

Allow a lead time of 120 days.

Twinaxial Connector Kit (P/N 7362268): Includes two connectors. Twinaxial Wire and one Twinaxial Connector Kit are required for each attachment cable. Individual connectors P/N 7362229 are available for replacements.

Twinaxial Wire (P/N 7362211): Order must specify the desired length. Twinaxial Wire and one Twinaxial Connector Kit are required for each attachment cable. This is an indoor/outdoor cable.

Twinaxial Cable Assembly (P/N 7362267): Includes a Connector Kit (two connectors) attached to bulk wire. The required length of wire must be specified on the order. The cost of the wire must be added to the fixed assembly price to obtain the total price of the cable assembly.

Twinaxial Adapter (P/N 7362230): Permits two Twinaxial Cable Assemblies to be joined together.

Twinaxial Station Protector Kit

The kit (B/M 7361807) includes two protectors. One is required at each end of each Twinaxial Attachment Cable installed outdoors (either above or below ground level). Individual Twinaxial Station Protectors, P/N 7362426, are available for replacement purposes.

Order via MSORDER (Category = Accessory/Supplies) on AAS specifying bill of material number.

Twinaxial Cable is available with Teflon(R) covering. Teflon-covered cable complies with the National Electrical Code requirements for low smoke-producing, plenum-installed cables.

Twinaxial Connector Kit: Includes two connectors. Twinaxial wire and one connector kit are required for each attachment cable. Order P/N 7362063 for Teflon-covered cable. Individual connectors P/N 7362229 are available for replacement.

Twinaxial Wire: Order must specify the desired length. Twinaxial wire and one connector kit are required for each attachment cable. Order P/N 7362061 for Teflon-covered cable.

Twinaxial Cable Assembly: Includes a connector kit (two connectors) attached to bulk wire. The required length of wire must be specified on the order. The cost of the wire must be added to the fixed assembly price to obtain the total price of the cable assembly. Order P/N 7362062 for Teflon-covered cable assembly.

S/1 Attachment Cables

For a description of cables and/or associated parts to attach the 5224 Printer to the S/1 (feature #5640), see "IBM Series/1 Customer Site Preparation Manual" (GA34-0050). Twinaxial cabling for attachment to the 4952, 4954, 4955, 4959, or 4965 (feature #5640):

  • P/N 7362229, Device (5224) connector
  • P/N 6095524, 2x4 Berg Connector Kit
  • P/N 7362211, Twinaxial cable

Supplies

Convenience Kit (#8014)

(For 5224 with magazine feature) This S/36, S/38 Convenience Kit provides the basic start-up supplies plus application setup and programming tools at the same cost as the supplies sold separately. Each kit contains: Ten printer ribbons, 50 1,024-byte double-density diskettes, and five diskette magazines. Also included free of charge are the following items: Fiftifile, proofreading ruler, printer spacing pad, forms ruler, flow chart template, and RPG debugging template.

For pricing and additional supply information, consult the sales manual or your Systems Supplies Marketing Representative.

Convenience Kit (#8016)

(For 5224 without magazine feature) This S/36, S/38 Convenience Kit provides the basic start-up supplies plus application setup and programming tools at the same cost as the supplies sold separately. Each kit contains: Ten printer ribbons, 50 1,024-byte double-density diskettes. Also included free of charge are the following items: Fiftifile, proofreading ruler, printer spacing pad, forms ruler, flow chart template, and RPG debugging template.

Ribbons

A black cartridge ribbon, P/N 6845100, or equivalent, is required.

See sales manual.

Ribbon Shields

One ribbon shield is included with each quantity of five ribbons purchased from IBM. Ribbon shields are also available separately.




5224-002 IBM Printer Model 002


Abstract

The IBM 5224 Printer is a table-top impact matrix line printer for the 5280 Distributed Data System, S/1, S/34, S/36, and S/38.

Model Abstract 5224-002

The IBM 5224 Printer Model 002 has a print speed of 240 lines per minute (lpm) at 10 characters per second (cps).


Highlights

  • Attaches to IBM 5280, S/1, S/34, S36, and S38.
  • Several character sets are available.
  • Multi-pass mode.

Description

The IBM 5224 Printer is a table-top impact matrix line printer for the 5280 Distributed Data System, S/1, S/34, S/36, and S/38.

Problem Determination Procedures

Problem determination is aided by significant offline verification tests which have been designed into the printer control unit to provide greater printer availability to the customer. See "IBM 5224 Printer Operator's Guide" (GA34-0092) for procedures.

Model Description 5224-002

The 5224 is an impact matrix line printer of table-top design with characteristics similar to the 5225 printer. A table is not provided with the 5224. The character matrix is eight dots high and seven dots wide. Maximum character height is 2.92mm (0.115 inches).

Three character sets are available.

Character set selection has no effect on print speed. Uppercase and lowercase is provided in all character sets. Horizontal print density of 10 or 15 characters per inch (cpi) is operator-selectable. Line spacing of six or eight lines per inch (lpi) is similarly selectable. S/34, S/36, and S/38 Programming supports programmable control of print density and line spacing. Operator selection of density and spacing can optionally be exercised. See "System Attachment" below. The 33.5cm (13.2 inch) print line provides for a maximum of 132 characters at 10 cpi and 198 characters at 15 cpi. Oversize and special characters, logos, business graphics, OCR-A, and bar-code printing can be printed dependent upon host program support. An audible alarm provides an indication to the operator when manual intervention is required due to one of nine printer error conditions. Cable-through provides the capability of connecting a total of seven multiple 5219s, 5224s, 5225s, 5251 Model 1 or 11, 5252s, and to a single twinaxial or shielded twisted-pair cable. All cable-through devices on a single cable must use the same cable type. The 5251-1 and 5252 devices require twinaxial cable. Each unit on the cable, except the last, requires this feature.

Only one additional printer may be attached via Cable-Through if coax cable is used. The cartridge ribbon provides for fast, easy and clean ribbon changes. One cartridge ribbon and a ribbon shield, to prevent smudging, are provided with the 5224. A fully adjustable forms tractor provides for feeding margin-punched continuous forms. Up to 4-part forms may be utilized. Forms greater than four parts should be tested for customer acceptance. See "Forms Design Reference Guide for Printers" (GA24-3488) for forms design considerations. Forms skipping and vertical spacing are under program control.

Throughput Considerations

Six factors determine print speed:

  1. The Model of the 5224.
  2. The print position of the right-most character in the line being printed.
  3. The print density (10 cpi or 15 cpi).
  4. Vertical spacing and skipping.
  5. Communications and programming considerations.
  6. Density (quantity of dots) in each line printed.

The 5224 maximizes throughput by taking advantage of short line lengths prevalent in most printing. Throughput of Model 2 is line-length dependent as indicated by the position of the right-most character printed, except for the left-most 18.8cm (7.4 inches) of the print line. Any print line 18.8cm (7.4 inches) long or less, as measured from the left, will print at the rate of 240 lines per minute at 10 cpi or 170 lines per minute at 15 cpi. Lines longer than 18.8cm (7.4 inches) will print at a rate reduced in proportion to the number of characters printed beyond 18.8cm (7.4 inches). The Model 2 has a "design point" of 18.8cm (7.4 inches).

Care in forms design can significantly improve printer throughput. Unnecessary blanks between vertical columns should be avoided. Columns with low data content should be placed to the right of the form. Consideration should be given to print density; 10 or 15 cpi. By redesigning the form for 15 cpi, two-up output may be achieved, thereby improving final throughput.

The 5224 Printer uses an internal print management feature to guard against damaging the printer due to the quantity of dots in a print line. When printing a dense line (a line with a large number of dots), this safeguard may cause the print mechanism to print the line by using multiple passes of the print head. When the printer operates in multi-pass mode, each print line requiring multiple passes is considered to be full length 33.5cm (13.2 inches). The Model 2 in multi-pass mode operates at 25 lpm at 10 cpi and 20 lpm at 15 cpi. The additional time required for multi-pass printing lowers the overall throughput proportionally to the frequency of the dense lines printed.

Instead of using Use

**************** * * * * * * * * * *

################# # # # # # # # # # #

---------------- - - - - - - - - - -

Although some print lines may contain large quantities of dots (forcing multi-pass printing), usually only repetitive printing of the same character causes multi-pass printing. For example, a series of asterisks or dashes, normally used for highlighting are printed at a lower speed. In printing operations where speed is a primary concern, special techniques can be used to avoid multi-pass printing. For example:

Use of the Load Alternate Character (LAC) command on S/34 or S/36 via the Advanced Printer Function PRPQ, Bar Code Print FDP, or other user-generated programs may result in the use of graphics which will result in multi-pass printing. Since print time may vary with each line printed, as line length varies, or due to skipping and spacing, typical customer documents should be benchmarked if specific throughput rates are desired.

The following charts show the relationship of these variable factors in determining print speed.

10 CHARACTER PER INCH PRINT DENSITY

Spec. Model 2
---------------------- ----------------
Design Point 74 Chars
18.8cm (7.4 in.)
Throughput 240 lpm
(74-Char Lines)
Maximum 132
(Chars per line)
Throughput 120 lpm
(132-Char Print Line)

15 CHARACTERS PER INCH PRINT DENSITY

Spec. Model 2
---------------------- ----------------
Design Point 111 Chars
18.8cm (7.4 in.)
Throughput 170 lpm
(111-Char Lines)
Maximum 198
(chars per line)
Throughput 85 lpm
(198-Char Print Line)
Throughput 135 lpm
(132-Char Print Line)


Model

Model Summary Matrix

Speed at Speed at Alphanumeric Ideographic
Model 10 cpi 15 cpi Mode Mode
----- -------- -------- ------------ -----------
002 240 lpm 170 lpm --- ---

The speeds listed are the maximum rated speeds for a 18.8cm (7.4 inch) print line (throughput speeds) and 21.3cm print line (alphanumeric/
ideographic modes).

Customer Setup (CSU)

The 5224 is a customer setup machine, thereby offering the customer early availability and relocation flexibility. Customer responsibilities are set forth in "Information Bulletin for Customers - Customer Setup" (G120-2743). CSU instructions are included with the 5224.

Model Conversions

Field installation available. The upgrade purchase prices for model conversions may be greater than the purchase price differentials. Customers should carefully evaluate their future requirements when purchasing a 5224 Printer. Replaced parts from any model conversion become the property of IBM.


Hardware Requirements

The 5224 attaches to S/34, S/36, S/38, and the 5280 System in a manner identical to the 5219, 5225, and 5256 printers.

For Direct Attachment to S/34

The 5224 Printer may be attached to S/34 in the following manner:

  • When designated as the system printer, the 5224 connects to the work station controller via one of the four twinaxial cable connectors (ports) on the 5340 System Unit. A 6m (20 ft) cable is provided with the 5340. Specify #9308 on the 5340.
  • When designated as a local work station printer, the 5224 attaches in a manner similar to 5250 Information Display System devices.
  • Twinaxial cable is required for attachment to the 5340.

See "IBM 5250 Information Display System Planning and Site Preparation Guide" (GA21-9337) for cabling information.

Direct Attachment to S/36

The 5224 Printer may be attached to S/36 in a manner similar to 5250 Information Display Station devices. See "IBM 5250 Information Display System Planning and Site Preparation Guide" (GA21-9337), for cabling information.

Direct Attachment to S/38

For use as a local work station printer, the 5224 Printer may be directly attached to the S/38 via the work station controller features on the 5381. Attachment is by twinaxial or shielded twisted-pair cable in a manner similar to the 5225 and 5256 printers. See M5381 pages for work station controller information.

The 5224 printer is also connected to the S/36 and S/38 via telephone twisted-pair. For proper identification, installation, and application of cable and associated accessories, refer to "IBM 5299 Model 3, Terminal Multiconnector and Telephone Twisted-Pair Planning, Setup, and Maintenance Guide," GA27-3749.

Remote Printing

For remote printing in a Communications Environment on S/34, S/36, and S/38, the 5224 may be attached to the 5251 Model 2 or 12 with the Cluster Feature (#2550) or the Dual Cluster Feature (#2551) on the 5251. Twinaxial cable is required for attachment to the 5251-2. May also be attached to the 5294 or 5394 work station controller. See M5294 or 5394 pages for work station attachment limitations.

5280 Attachment

For Attachment to the 5280 Distributed Data System, the 5285 Programmable Data Station and the 5288 Programmable Control Unit provide for the attachment of the 5224 Printer via twinaxial cable, 1,525m (5,000 ft) maximum to the appropriate printer attachment. The prerequisite attachment feature on the 5285 is the Twinaxial Printer Attachment (#1150). The prerequisite attachment feature on the 5288 can be the Single Twinaxial Printer Attachment (#1155); the Multiple Twinaxial Printer Attachment (#1160); or the Multiple Start/Stop-Twinaxial Printer Attachment (#1162). See "IBM 5280 Cable Assembly Manual" (GA21-9341) for cabling information. A maximum of eight printers can be attached to the 5288.

Attachment to S/1

The 4952, 4954, 4955, 4956, 4959 Input/Output Expansion Unit, and 4965 Diskette Drive and I/O Expansion Unit provide for the attachment of the 5224 via the Printer Attachment - 5200 Series (#5640). A 6m (20 ft) twinaxial Attachment Cable (#5780), is available. The printer may be attached up to a maximum distance of 1,525m (5,000 ft). See "S/1 Customer Site Preparation Manual" (GA34-0050) for cabling information. Twinaxial cable is required for attachment to the S/1.

Publications

  • GA34-0092 IBM 5224 Printer Operator's Guide
  • GA34-0093 IBM 5224 Printer Customer Setup Guide

AAS Ordering Instructions

The 5224 is a System Component.

  • Voltage (120V AC, 1-phase, 60 Hz): With a non-locking plug on a 2.4m (8 ft) power cord. No specify is required.
  • Voltage (AC, 1-phase, 50 Hz): Specify one of the following:


    100V #2804 220V #2813 *
    110V #2805 230V #2821
    200V #2806 240V #2801

  • Note: If a publication has not been translated into a national language, the English version will be provided.

  • Cables: See "Accessories". For cable specifications, see the "IBM 5250 Information Display Systems Planning and Site Preparation Guide" (GA21-9337), or "IBM 5280 Cable Assembly Manual" (GA21-9341).
  • System Attachment: Specify one of the following:
    • S/1:
      • #9566
    • S/34:
      • #9561 for system printer
      • #9560 for local work station printer
      • #9559 for remote work station printer
    • S/36:
      • #9567 for system printer
      • #9568 for local work station printer
      • #9569 for remote work station printer
    • S/38:
      • #9563 for system printer
      • #9564 for local work station printer
      • #9565 for remote work station printer
    • 5280 System:
      • #9562

  • Character Set: All work stations and printers attached to a S/34, S/36, and a 5251 Model 2 or 12 must have the same character set.
    • #9501 for 95-character EBCDIC
    • #9470 for 184-character Multinational (includes ASCII graphics)
    • #9570 for 95-character Spanish Speaking (N and n capability)
  • Austrian #2957
    Belgian #2971
    Danish #2965
    Finnish #2963
    French #2964
    German #2957
    Italian #2968
    Multinational
    (184-char) #9470
    Norwegian #2966
    Portuguese #2959
    Spanish #2960
    Spanish Speaking #2969
    UK #2958
    US EBCDIC #2956

    Brazilian #2975

    Canadian French #2977
    French #2964
    German #2957
    Italian #2968
    Japanese English #2955
    Japanese Katakana #2973
    Multinational
    (184-Char) #9470
    Portuguese #2959
    Spanish #2960
    Spanish Speaking #2969
    US EBCDIC #2956


Accessories

Forms Stand (#4450)

A 1-shelf, floor-standing forms stand provides for stacking of continuous forms after printing. For field installation, order by feature number on MES.

Printer Table

NDD offers a table especially designed for the 5224 providing such features as a slot in the surface for paper feeding, a shelf for manuals, a paper stacking rack and a design that compliments the 5224 in style and color. Interested customers may order from IBM directly, toll-free at 800-631-5582 (in New Jersey use 800-352-4960 and in Hawaii and Alaska use 800-526-2484). For further information contact an NDD Marketing Representative.

Cables

IBM shielded twisted-pair cable (or equivalent), telephone twisted-pair, or twinaxial cable is required for product attachment.

IBM shielded twisted-pair cable (or equivalent), or twinaxial cable is required for product attachment.

Twinaxial cable is required for attachment to the 5340, 5251-2, or Series/1. Cable and associated accessories may be purchased from IBM or a customer-selected source. The customer is responsible for installation and maintenance of the cable and associated accessories.

IBM Shielded Twisted-Pair Cable: For proper identification, installation, and application of cable and associated accessories, refer to "IBM Cabling System - Planning and Installation Guide" (GA27-3361).

For pricing and information refer to the appropriate IBM DIRECT catalog.

Telephone Twisted-Pair Cable: For proper identification, installation, and application of cable and associated accessories, refer to "IBM 5299 Model 3, Terminal Multiconnector and Telephone Twisted-Pair Planning, Setup, and Maintenance Guide," GA27-3749.

Twinaxial cable - For proper identification, installation, and application of cable and associated accessories, refer to "IBM 5250 Information Display System Planning and Site Preparation Guide" (GA21-9337). When cable is ordered from IBM, specify a shipping date at least four weeks in advance of receiving the machine.

Twinaxial Cabling - Order via MSORDER (Category = Bulk Cable) on AAS, specifying part number.

Allow a lead time of 120 days.

Twinaxial Connector Kit (P/N 7362268): Includes two connectors. Twinaxial Wire and one Twinaxial Connector Kit are required for each attachment cable. Individual connectors P/N 7362229 are available for replacements.

Twinaxial Wire (P/N 7362211): Order must specify the desired length. Twinaxial Wire and one Twinaxial Connector Kit are required for each attachment cable. This is an indoor/outdoor cable.

Twinaxial Cable Assembly (P/N 7362267): Includes a Connector Kit (two connectors) attached to bulk wire. The required length of wire must be specified on the order. The cost of the wire must be added to the fixed assembly price to obtain the total price of the cable assembly.

Twinaxial Adapter (P/N 7362230): Permits two Twinaxial Cable Assemblies to be joined together.

Twinaxial Station Protector Kit

The kit (B/M 7361807) includes two protectors. One is required at each end of each Twinaxial Attachment Cable installed outdoors (either above or below ground level). Individual Twinaxial Station Protectors, P/N 7362426, are available for replacement purposes.

Order via MSORDER (Category = Accessory/Supplies) on AAS specifying bill of material number.

Twinaxial Cable is available with Teflon(R) covering. Teflon-covered cable complies with the National Electrical Code requirements for low smoke-producing, plenum-installed cables.

Twinaxial Connector Kit: Includes two connectors. Twinaxial wire and one connector kit are required for each attachment cable. Order P/N 7362063 for Teflon-covered cable. Individual connectors P/N 7362229 are available for replacement.

Twinaxial Wire: Order must specify the desired length. Twinaxial wire and one connector kit are required for each attachment cable. Order P/N 7362061 for Teflon-covered cable.

Twinaxial Cable Assembly: Includes a connector kit (two connectors) attached to bulk wire. The required length of wire must be specified on the order. The cost of the wire must be added to the fixed assembly price to obtain the total price of the cable assembly. Order P/N 7362062 for Teflon-covered cable assembly.

S/1 Attachment Cables

For a description of cables and/or associated parts to attach the 5224 Printer to the S/1 (feature #5640), see "IBM Series/1 Customer Site Preparation Manual" (GA34-0050). Twinaxial cabling for attachment to the 4952, 4954, 4955, 4959, or 4965 (feature #5640):

  • P/N 7362229, Device (5224) connector
  • P/N 6095524, 2x4 Berg Connector Kit
  • P/N 7362211, Twinaxial cable


Supplies

Convenience Kit (#8014)

(For 5224 with magazine feature) This S/36, S/38 Convenience Kit provides the basic start-up supplies plus application setup and programming tools at the same cost as the supplies sold separately. Each kit contains: Ten printer ribbons, 50 1,024-byte double-density diskettes, and five diskette magazines. Also included free of charge are the following items: Fiftifile, proofreading ruler, printer spacing pad, forms ruler, flow chart template, and RPG debugging template.

For pricing and additional supply information, consult the sales manual or your Systems Supplies Marketing Representative.

For pricing and additional supply information, consult your Country DP Supplies Coordinator.
Field Installation: No.

Convenience Kit (#8016)

(For 5224 without magazine feature) This S/36, S/38 Convenience Kit provides the basic start-up supplies plus application setup and programming tools at the same cost as the supplies sold separately. Each kit contains: Ten printer ribbons, 50 1,024-byte double-density diskettes. Also included free of charge are the following items: Fiftifile, proofreading ruler, printer spacing pad, forms ruler, flow chart template, and RPG debugging template.

For pricing and additional supply information, consult the sales manual your Systems Supplies Marketing Representative.

For pricing and additional supply information, consult your Country DP Supplies Coordinator.

Field Installation: No.

Ribbons

A black cartridge ribbon, P/N 6845100, or equivalent, is required.

See sales manual.

Ribbon Shields

One ribbon shield is included with each quantity of five ribbons purchased from IBM. Ribbon shields are also available separately.




5224-012 IBM Printer Model 012

Abstract

The IBM 5224 Printer is a table-top impact matrix line printer for the 5280 Distributed Data System, S/1, S/34, S/36, and S/38.

The IBM 5224 Model 012 has the traditional national character sets of Katakana, Kanji, and Chinese available when using the S/34. Katakana and Kanji are available when using the S/36 and S/38. Print speeds range up to 190 lines per minute (lpm) in alphameric mode and to 50 lpm in ideographic mode.

Highlights

  • Attaches to IBM 5280, S/1, S/34, S36, and S38.
  • Several character sets are available.
  • Multi-pass mode.

Description

The IBM 5224 Printer is a table-top impact matrix line printer for the 5280 Distributed Data System, S/1, S/34, S/36, and S/38.

Problem Determination Procedures

Problem determination is aided by significant off-line verification tests which have been designed into the printer control unit to provide greater printer availability to the customer. See "IBM 5224 Printer Operator's Guide" (GA34-0092) for procedures.

Model Description 5224-012

The 5224 Model 12 Printer is an impact matrix line printer of table-top design with characteristics and function similar to the 5225 Models 11 and 12. A table is not provided with the printer. Two character sizes are offered. In alphameric mode at 10 characters per inch (cpi), the character matrix is eight dots high by seven dots wide. In ideographic mode at five cpi, the character matrix is 18 dots high by 18 dots wide. Alphameric and ideographic characters may be mixed on the same print line. The print mode is program selectable. Vertical spacing of four or six lines per inch (lpi) is program or operator-selectable.

The 5224 Model 12 can store 3,707 ideographic characters in Read Only Storage (ROS). In addition, 256 additional ideographic characters of the customer's selection can be stored in a program loadable buffer. This is in addition to the standard language group of Katakana or English. The number of characters in ROS, the buffer and the character sets have no effect on print speed.

A 33.5cm print line provides for 132 characters in alphameric mode or 66 characters in ideographic mode. An adjustable forms tractor facilitates feeding of continuous, margin punched forms. Forms with more than six parts should be tested for customer acceptance. See "Form Design Reference Guide for Printers" (GA24-3488) for forms design considerations. An audible alarm provides an indication to the operator when manual intervention is required due to an error condition. Cable-Through provides the capability of connecting multiple printers in a multi-drop manner on a single twinaxial cable. A cartridge ribbon provides for fast, easy and clean ribbon changes. One cartridge ribbon and a ribbon shield, to prevent ink smudging, are provided with the 5224.

Throughput Considerations

The following factors determine print speed:

  • Print position of the right-most character in the line being printed.
  • Mix of lines containing alphameric and ideographic characters.
  • Vertical spacing and skipping.
  • Programming considerations.
  • Density (quantity of dots) of each line printed.

Maximum throughput is achieved when printing lines up to 21.3cm long as measured from the left. Lines longer than 21.3cm will print at a rate reduced in proportion to the number of print positions utilized beyond 21.3cm. The following chart portrays these relationships to print speed:

PRINT LINE LENGTH

Mode CPS* 21.3cm 33.5cm
---------- ---- -------- --------
Alphameric 440 190 lpm 115 lpm
(only) 84-char. 132-char.
Ideographic 55 50 lpm 30 lpm
(only) 42-char. 66-char

* Characters per second is in terms of a calculated instantaneous rate. Any printed line containing one or more ideographic characters will print at the rate of "Ideographic Mode only."

Care in forms design can significantly improve printer throughput. Unnecessary blanks between vertical columns should be avoided. Columns with low data content should be placed to the right of the form. Since print time may vary with each line printed, as line length varies, or due to spacing and skipping, typical customer documents should be benchmarked if specific throughput rates are desired. The 5224 Printer uses an internal print management feature to guard against damaging the printer due to the quantity of dots in a print line. When printing a dense line (a line with a large number of dots), this safeguard may cause the print mechanism to print the line by using multiple passes of the print head. When the printer operates in multi-pass mode, each print line requiring multiple passes is considered to be full length 33.5cm (13.2 inches). The additional time required for multi-pass printing lowers the overall throughput proportionally to the frequency of the dense lines printed.

Although some print lines may contain large quantities of dots (forcing multi-pass printing), usually only repetitive printing of the same character causes multi-pass printing. For example, a series of asterisks or dashes, normally used for highlighting are printed at a lower speed. In printing operations where speed is a primary concern, special techniques can be used to avoid multi-pass printing.


Model

Model Summary Matrix


Speed at Speed at Alphanumeric Ideographic
Model 10 cpi 15 cpi Mode Mode
----- -------- -------- ------------ -----------
012 --- --- 190 lpm 50 lpm

The speeds listed are the maximum rated speeds for a 18.8cm (7.4 inch) print line (throughput speeds) and 21.3cm print line (alphanumeric/
ideographic modes).

Customer Setup (CSU)

The 5224 is a Customer Setup machine. Customer responsibilities are set forth in "Information Bulletin for Customers - Customer Setup" (G120-2743). CSU instructions are included with the 5224.

For Attachment to S/34

The 5224 Printer may be attached to S/34 as follows:

  • When designated as the system printer, the 5224 connects to Work Station Control Expansion C (#4902) via one of the four twinaxial cable connectors on the 5340 System Unit. A 6m cable is provided with the 5340. Specify #9308 on the 5340.
  • When designated as a local work station printer, the 5224 attached in a manner similar to 5250 Information Display System devices via Work Station Control Expansion C (#4902) on the 5340. A maximum of 16 of these devices may be attached to S/34.

For Attachment to S/36

5224 Model 12 Printer may be attached to a S/36 having Work Station Controller Expansion feature.

For Direct Attachment to S/38

5224 Model 12 Printer may be attached to a S/38 having Work Station Controller Extended.

For cabling information, see "IBM Information Display System (Ideographic Language Implementation) Planning and Site Preparation Guide" (GA09-1622 for Japan, or GA09-1628 for Taiwan).

Software Requirements

S/34, S/36, and S/38 Programming with ideographic functions support 5224 Model 12. Ideographic support Programs are:

  • S/34:
    • System Support Program (ideographic version), 5726-SS1
    • Ideographic Generator/Sort, 5726-IGI
    • Utilities (ideographic version), 5726-UT1
    • COBOL, 5726-CB1
    • RPG II, 5726-RG1
    • BASIC, 5726-BA1
  • S/36: (Japan only)
    • System Support Program, 5727-SS1
    • Utilities, 5727-UT1
    • COBOL, 5727-CB1
    • RPG II, 5727-RG1
    • BASIC, 5727-BA1
  • S/38:
    • Control Program Facility, 5714-SS1
    • Interactive Data Base Utility, 5714-UT1
    • COBOL, 5714-CB1
    • RPG III, 5714-RG1
    • BASIC, 5714-BA1


Publications

  • GA34-0095 5224 Printer Operator's Guide
  • GA34-0096 5224 Printer Customer Setup Guide
  • 5224 Printer Unpacking Instructions
  • 5224 Printer Packing Instructions

Features -- Specify/Special/Exchange

No Charge Specify Codes

  • Voltage (AC, 1-phase): Specify one of the following:

    50 Hz 60 Hz
    ---------- ----------
    100V #2804 100V #2730
    200V #2806 120V #9911
    220V #2813 200V #2732
    240V #2801 208V #9902
    220V #2803
    240V #9914

  • Color: Pearl White (no specify required).
  • Language Group for Operator Panel: Specify #2922 for Japanese or #2939 for English.
  • Documentation Group: For the language of the publications shipped with the machine, specify #0783 for Japanese or #0783 for English. If a publication has not been translated into Japanese, the English version will be provided.
  • Attachment: Specify #9561 if the 5224 is the system printer; #9560 if it is a work station printer.
  • Character Set: Specify #2973 for Katakana, #2955 for Japanese, English, or #2956 for US English EBCDIC.
  • Cables: See "Accessories". For cable specifications, see "IBM 5250 Information Display System (Ideographic Language Implementation) Planning and Site Preparation Guide" (GA09-1622 for Japan, or GA09-1628 for Taiwan).


Accessories

Cables

Cables and/or associated parts to attach the 5224 Printer to the 5251 Model 2 or 12, the 5340, the 5360, the 5362, the 5381, the 5285, or the 5288 may be purchased from IBM or from a customer-selected source. For the description of these cables and parts, see the "IBM 5250 Information Display System (Ideographic Language Implementation) Planning and Site Preparation Guide" GA09-1622, or GA09-1628 for Taiwan. The customer is responsible for the installation and maintenance of these cables and their associated parts. When cabling is ordered from IBM, specify a shipping date at least four weeks in advance of receiving the 5224.

Twinaxial Cabling: For attachment to 5251, 5255, and 5340. attachment cable. This is an indoor/outdoor cable.

  • Twinaxial Cable Assembly (P/N 7362267): Includes a Connector Kit (two connectors) attached to bulk wire. The required length of wire must be specified on the order. The cost of the wire must be added to the fixed assembly price to obtain the total price of the cable assembly.
  • Twinaxial Adapter (P/N 7362230): Permits two Twinaxial Cable Assemblies to be joined together. Order by part number. Allow a lead time of 120 days.
  • Twinaxial Station Protector Kit (B/M 7361807): A kit includes two protectors. One is required at each end of each Twinaxial Attachment Cable installed outdoors (either above or below ground level). Individual Twinaxial Station Protectors, P/N 7362426, are available for replacement purposes. Customer Setup: Yes.

Supplies

Convenience Kit (#8014)

(For 5224 with magazine feature.) This S/36, S/38 Convenience Kit provides the basic start-up supplies plus application setup and programming tools at the same cost as the supplies sold separately. Each kit contains: Ten printer ribbons, 50 1,024-byte double-density diskettes, and five diskette magazines. Also included free of charge are the following items: Fiftifile, proofreading ruler, printer spacing pad, forms ruler, flow chart template, and RPG debugging template. For pricing and additional supply information, consult your Country DP Supplies Coordinator. Field Installation: No.

Convenience Kit (#8016)

(For 5224 without magazine feature.) This S/36, S/38 Convenience Kit provides the basic start-up supplies plus application setup and programming tools at the same cost as the supplies sold separately. Each kit contains: Ten printer ribbons, 50 1,024-byte double-density diskettes. Also included free of charge are the following items: Fiftifile, proofreading ruler, printer spacing pad, forms ruler, flow chart template, and RPG debugging template. For pricing and additional supply information, consult your Country DP Supplies Coordinator. Field Installation: No.

Ribbons

A black cartridge ribbon, P/N 6845100 or equivalent, if required.

Ribbon Shields

One ribbon shield is included with each quantity of five ribbons purchased from IBM.

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File Last Updated on 11/06/96