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HP Pen Plotters - Pen Speed and Force Summary

Issue:
HP plotters (HPGL) - pen speed and force summary.
Solution
The following table outlines the pen speed and pen force settings for Hewlett-Packard HPGL plotters.
Pen speed
PLOTTER #
SPEED (CM/S)
ADJUSTABLE ON PLOTTER
ADJUSTABLE PROGRAMATICALLY USING VS COMMAND
7440A
1 to 40
no
yes
7470A
.38 to 38.1
no
yes
7475A
.38 to 38.1
no
yes
7550A
1 to 80
yes
yes
7580A
10 to 60
yes
yes
7580B
10 to 60
yes
yes
7585A
10 to 60
yes
yes
7585B
10 to 60
yes
yes
7586A
10 to 60
yes
yes
7586B
10 to 60
yes
yes
7570A
5 to 40
yes
yes
7575A
5 to 80
yes
yes
7576A
5 to 80
yes
yes
7595A
10 to 60
yes
yes
7596A
10 to 60
yes
yes
To adjust pen speed using the HPGL VS command, use the following syntax:
VS pen speed (pen number) or VS pen speed
Pen force
PLOTTER #
FORCE (GRAMS)
ADJUSTABLE ON PLOTTER
ADJUSTABLE PROGRAMATICALLY USING FS COMMAND
7440A
24
no
no
7470A
24
no
no
7475A
24
no
yes
7550A
15 to 66
yes
yes
7580A
10 to 66
yes
yes
7580B
10 to 66
yes
yes
7585A
10 to 66
yes
yes
7585B
10 to 66
yes
yes
7586A
10 to 66
yes
yes
7586B
10 to 66
yes
yes
7570A
24
no
no
7575A
24
no
no
7576A
24
no
no
7595A
15 to 66
yes
yes
7596A
15 to 66
yes
yes
To adjust pen force using the HPGL FS command, use the following syntax:
FS pen force (,pen number) or FS pen force;

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