Fix SPA Scanner being on all the time

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by MattE, Nov 16, 2014.

  1. MattE

    MattE New Member

    Hi probably an off the wall question, but I've been scanning lately on preload and the other day the scanner died. So they hooked up a new one. But it's set up to where you don't have to pull the trigger and it's always on. I'm used to having to pull the trigger and it has caused me to double scan on occasion. As far as I know I've noticed it and am not misPALing. At least not more than normal lol.

    I tried to get my supervisor to find the sheet you can scan to set it up so you have to pull the trigger. But all she could find was the one to make it like it is now. And is telling me that's how it's always been. Anyways does anyone here know where I can find one of those sheets?

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Are you talking about the SPA position?
     
  3. MattE

    MattE New Member

    Yes. It's a powerscan 7000 if that helps. I downloaded the factory manual, but haven't looked through it yet. I was also concerned that it may have custom firmware and scanning something out of the manual would mess something up.
     
  4. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    Not miss PALing anymore then usual? How many packages a day do you usually off SPA?
     
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  5. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Since you know that it is always in the "on" position, why don't you just take your finger off the trigger?
     
  6. MattE

    MattE New Member

    I scan about 3500 packages on a normal day. It's about to increase a good bit though.

    And the problem is sometimes when I'm trying to turn a box to get to a label it will scan the box beside it when I'm not paying attention. Or it will sometimes scan both the maxi-code and the bar code and print two labels.

    Where if it's set up to have to pull the trigger, I keep holding it while I'm near the label, and once it scans the label the laser goes off until I pull the trigger again. So I can flip boxes or whatever I need to do without it scanning a label I don't want it to scan.

    And it's not a big deal. I can live with it. I def don't pull the trigger for no reason. I just would prefer it to be set up like it was before. As its what I'm use to. Thought maybe someone here knew where I could find the sheet to scan.
     
  7. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    When i was in small sort last year scanning....scanner was always on. You just have to get used to it.
     
  8. MattE

    MattE New Member

    I know there's a paper out there you can scan to change it. My preload sup about 4 sups and 2 years ago knew where it was. I will get used to it if I must. But it does exist lol. I've used it before.
     
  9. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Just another internet hooligan.

    C'mon Dave. It's always on now. He wants to go back to only on when the trigger is pulled.
     
  10. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    It sounds like that may not be an option for him.
     
  11. Crazy Diamond

    Crazy Diamond Robot Extraordinaire


    I like it when ole' Dave weighs in on hub work. He's probably the best person to give advice on the subject since, he gave so many years of his life doing it...


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  12. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    I don't think we are talking about hub work here. Rather preload work.
     
  13. Crazy Diamond

    Crazy Diamond Robot Extraordinaire

    Suppose preload is done some place other than the hub in your neck of the woods.


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  14. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    Comparing apples and oranges.
     
  15. Crazy Diamond

    Crazy Diamond Robot Extraordinaire

    How do you figure?

    I spent 4 years on preload and 2 more on the twilight charge aisle. Every second of it was in-the-building , "hub work".

    Perhaps, you missed my original point.


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  16. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    I meant the preload is a center operation and hub is a feeder operation. Different management and different procedures. Just because they both work out of the same building, sometimes I think we are different companies.
     
  17. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    Twilight charge aisle mean sorting into the boxline?
     
  18. Crazy Diamond

    Crazy Diamond Robot Extraordinaire

    Aye, more preload work...


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  19. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    I did that job for a few months or couple years (long ago). It was great being the only preload employee working in the middle of a hub operation. No bosses and whenever someone on midnight was on vaca or called in you were present and available. Gave it up for the car wash and my eventual downfall.