Brother BES-1216AC Instruction manual

BES-916AC
BES-1216AC
INSTRUCTION MANUAL
Please read this manual before using the machine.
Please keep this manual within easy reach for quick reference.
ELECTRONIC EMBROIDERY MACHINE
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• This manual may be subsequently modified without prior notice.
• Brother Industries, Ltd. shall assume no responsibility for any consequences of using this manual.
Thank you very much for buying a BROTHER sewing machine. Before using your new machine,
please read the safety instructions below and the explanations given in the instruction manual.
With industrial sewing machines, it is normal to carry out work while positioned directly in front
of moving parts such as the needle and thread take-up lever, and consequently there is always a
danger of injury that can be caused by these parts. Follow the instructions from training personnel
and instructors regarding safe and correct operation before operating the machine so that you
will know how to use it correctly.
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
1 Safety indications and their meanings
This instruction manual and the indications and symbols that are used on the machine itself are
provided in order to ensure safe operation of this machine and to prevent accidents and injury to
yourself or other people. The meanings of these indications and symbols are given below.
Indications
DANGER
The instructions which follow this term indicate situations where
failure to follow the instructions will almost certainly result in death
or severe injury.
CAUTION
The instructions which follow this term indicate situations where
failure to follow the instructions could cause injury when using the
machine or physical damage to equipment and surroundings.
Symbols
................. This symbol (
) indicates something that you should be careful of.
The picture inside the triangle indicates the nature of the caution that must be
taken. (For example, the symbol at left means "beware of injury".)
................. This symbol (
) indicates something that you must not do.
................. This symbol (
) indicates something that you must do.
The picture inside the circle indicates the nature of the thing that must be done.
(For example, the symbol at left means "you must make the ground connection".)
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2 Notes on safety
DANGER
Wait at least 5 minutes after turning off the power switch and disconnecting the power cord from the wall
outlet before opening the face plate of the control box. Touching areas where high voltages are present can
result in severe injury.
CAUTION
Environmental requirements
Use the sewing machine in an area which is free
from sources of strong electrical noise such as
high-frequency welders.
Sources of strong electrical noise may cause
problems with correct operation.
Any fluctuations in the power supply voltage
should be within ±10% of the rated voltage for
the machine.
Voltage fluctuations which are greater than this
may cause problems with correct operation.
The power supply capacity should be greater
than the requirements for the sewing machine's
electrical consumption.
Insufficient power supply capacity may cause
problems with correct operation.
The air supply should have a capacity greater
than the machine air consumption. If air is not
supplied sufficiently, a machine malfunction
may occur.
The ambient temperature should be within the
range of 5°C to 35°C during use.
Temperatures which are lower or higher than this
may cause problems with correct operation.
The relative humidity should be within the range
of 45% to 85% during use, and no dew formation should occur in any devices.
Excessively dry or humid environments and
dew formation may cause problems with correct operation.
Avoid exposure to direct sunlight during use.
Exposure to direct sunlight may cause problems with correct operation.
In the event of an electrical storm, turn off the
power and disconnect the power cord from the
wall outlet.
Lightning may cause problems with correct
operation.
Installation
Machine installation should only be carried out
by a qualified technician.
Contact your Brother dealer or a qualified electrician for any electrical work that may need to
be done.
The sewing machine weighs more than 195 kg.
The installation should be carried out by two or
more people.
Do not connect the power cord until installation is complete, otherwise the machine may
operate if the start switch is pressed by mistake, which could result in injury.
Be sure to connect the ground. If the ground
connection is not secure, you run a high risk of
receiving a serious electric shock, and problems
with correct operation may also occur.
Be sure to wear protective goggles and gloves
when handling the lubricating oil or grease, so
that no oil or grease gets into your eyes or onto
your skin, otherwise inflammation can result.
Furthermore, do not drink the oil or grease under any circumstances, as they can cause vomiting and diarrhoea.
Keep the oil out of the reach of children.
Avoid setting up the sewing machine near
sources of strong electrical noise such as highfrequency welding equipment.
If this precaution is not taken, incorrect machine
operation may result.
Secure the machine with the nuts when installing it so that it will not move by placing the leveling seat on the sound floor.
When securing the cords, do not bend the cords
excessively or fasten them too hard with
staples, otherwise there is the danger that fire
or electric shocks could occur.
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CAUTION
Sewing
This sewing machine should only be used by
operators who have received the necessary
training in safe use beforehand.
Secure the machine with the nuts when installing it so that it will not move by placing the leveling seat on the sound floor.
The sewing machine should not be used for any
applications other than sewing.
Attach all safety devices before using the sewing machine. If the machine is used without
these devices attached, injury may result.
Be sure to wear protective goggles when using
the machine.
If goggles are not worn, there is the danger that
if a needle breaks, parts of the broken needle
may enter your eyes and injury may result.
Turn off the power switch at the following times,
otherwise the machine may operate if the start
switch is pressed by mistake, which could result in injury.
• When threading the needle
• When replacing the bobbin and needle
• When not using the machine and when leaving the machine unattended
Do not touch any of the moving parts or press
any objects against the machine while sewing,
as this may result in personal injury or damage
to the machine.
Do not touch the pulse motor and sewing machine bed section during operation or for 30 minutes after operation. Otherwise burns may result.
If an error occurs in machine operation, or if abnormal noises or smells are noticed, immediately
turn off the power switch. Then contact your
nearest Brother dealer or a qualified technician.
If the machine develops a problem, contact your
nearest Brother dealer or a qualified technician.
Do not get on the table.
Table may be damaged.
Cleaning
Turn off the power switch before starting any
cleaning work, otherwise the machine may operate if the start switch is pressed by mistake,
which could result in injury.
Be sure to wear protective goggles and gloves
when handling the lubricating oil or grease, so
that no oil or grease gets into your eyes or onto
your skin, otherwise inflammation can result.
Furthermore, do not drink the oil or grease under any circumstances, as they can cause vomiting and diarrhoea.
Keep the oil out of the reach of children.
Maintenance and inspection
Maintenance and inspection of the sewing machine should only be carried out by a qualified
technician.
If the power switch needs to be left on when
carrying out some adjustment, be extremely
careful to observe all safety precautions.
Ask your Brother dealer or a qualified electrician to carry out any maintenance and inspection of the electrical system.
Use only the proper replacement parts as specified by Brother.
Turn off the power switch and disconnect the
power cord from the wall outlet at the following
times, otherwise the machine may operate if the
treadle is depressed by mistake, which could
result in injury.
• When carrying out inspection, adjustment
and maintenance
• When replacing consumable parts such as
the rotary hook and knife.
If any safety devices have been removed, be absolutely sure to re-install them to their original
positions and check that they operate correctly
before using the machine.
Any problems in machine operation which result from unauthorized modifications to the machine will not be covered by the warranty.
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3 Warning labels
* The following warning labels appear on the sewing machine.
Please follow the instructions on the labels at all times when using the machine. If the labels have been
removed or are difficult to read, please contact your nearest Brother dealer.
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Safety devices: Finger guard, Belt cover, etc.
CAUTION
Moving parts
may cause injury.
Operate with safety devices.
turn off main switch before
changing needle, cleaning
etc.
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4
DANGER
GEFAHR
DANGER
Hazardous voltage
will cause injury,
Hochspannung
verletzungsgefahr!
Un voltage non adapté
provoque des blessures.
Turn off main
switch and unplug
power cord before
opening this cover.
Vor Öffnen des
Gehäuses
Hauptschalter
ausschalten und
Netzstecker ziehen!
Pour ouvrir cette plaque,
couper le contact
general de la machine
et debrancher le cable
d’alimentation.
3
Never touch or push the thread
take up during operation as it
may result in injuries machine.
5
Direction of operation
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PELIGRO
Un voltaje inadecuado
puede provocar las
heridas.
Antes de abrir esta
tapa, desconecte la
máquina y
desenchufela de la red.
Never touch or push the
needle bar during operation
as it may result in injuries or
damage to the sewing machine.
BES-1216AC
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Finger guard
3
BES-916AC
Belt cover
5
4
3
1
Guard cover
Finger guard
2
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Before Starting Operation
Do not force open the shutter for
direct contact with the magnetic
area.
Do not bring disks near magnetic
matters such as magnetic
screwdriver or the back side of the
programmer.
Do not store floppy disks in an
extremely high or low ambient
temperature.
Do not use floppy disks under high
humidity.
Do not use or store floppy disks in a
dusty place.
Do not place it on cloth.
Do not store floppy disks under
direct sunlight.
Do not bend the disk. Do not put
things on the disk.
Avoid contact with solvent or drink.
Store it in the case immediately after
using it to protect it from dust and
damage.
Use a commercially available
cleaning disk to clean the head of
the floppy disk drive periodically.
Do not remove the disk out of the drive during the access lamp is lit.
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Protecting data in floppy disks
Write-protection is available for a floppy disk to prevent undesired data deletion.
A write-protected disk is read-only. It is recommended to provide write-protection
for disks which contain important data.
To do so, slide the write-protect notch to open the slot as shown below.
Slide the notch in this direction to
prevent data loss or overwriting.
Slide the notch in this direction to write
data.
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Procedure of Reading This Manual
Explanation of models
This manual explains two models:
- BES-916AC (9 needles)
- BES-1216AC (12 needles)
Explanation for individual model is provided by identifying the model name. Check
the model before using the machine. The display is BES-916AC.
Configuration of this manual
This manual consists of the following chapters:
Chapter 1
Preparation of Embroidery Machine
This Chapter describes the specifications, installation and preparatory procedures of
starting up the machine.
Chapter 2
Embroidering Procedures
Provides explanations on the operation panel and briefly reviews the flow of
embroidering processes.
Chapter 3
Selection of Data and Embroidering
This Chapter describes procedures of reading sewing data and sewing.
Chapter 4
Editing of Embroidering Data
Explains how to edit the embroidery data.
Chapter 5
Setting
This Chapter describes procedures of setting the machine and working environment.
Chapter 6
Operation of Machine
Provides information on machine operation during embroidering.
Chapter 7
Maintenance
Describes appropriate maintenance of the machine.
Chapter 8
Adjustment
Explains how to adjust the needles.
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Chapter 9
List of Error Messages
Provides information on error codes and action to be taken.
Chapter 10
Troubleshooting
Provides troubleshooting for the machine.
Connection and Installation of Optional Equipment
Describes connections between the machine/computer and optional equipment
available.
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Screen Composition
Initial Screen
STOP
Starting Sewing
Selection of Embroidery data
Operation (
(
page 60)
page 49)
Canceling of Sewing
Thread trimming
Setting of Needle Bars
(
page 80)
Hoop Retract
Area Check
Editing of Embroidery data
(
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page 65)
Setting of thread breakage sensor (
Setting of Machine (
page 82)
page 85)
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Contents
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS ............................................................................ 1
Before Starting Operation .......................................................................... 6
Procedure of Reading This Manual ........................................................... 8
Screen Composition ................................................................................. 10
Chapter 1 Preparation of Embroidery Machine
1. Specifications ........................................................................................ 18
2. Names of Machine Components .......................................................... 19
3. Installation ............................................................................................. 20
3-1 Transportation of Machine .......................................................................... 20
3-2 Installation of Machine ................................................................................ 20
3-3 Installation of Operation Panel .................................................................... 21
3-4 Mounting of Guard Bar ................................................................................ 21
3-5 Mounting of Cotton Stand ........................................................................... 22
3-6 Lubrication to Needle Bar Case .................................................................. 23
4. Preparation for Embroidering .............................................................. 24
4-1 Upper Threading ......................................................................................... 24
4-2 Replacement of Bobbin ............................................................................... 26
4-3 Replacing and Selecting Needle ................................................................. 27
4-4 Connection to Power Source ...................................................................... 28
4-5 Preparation of Machine for Operation ......................................................... 28
4-6 Attachment of Embroidery Hoop and Frame .............................................. 32
4-7 Adjustment of Thread Tension .................................................................... 36
Chapter 2 Embroidering Procedures
Functions of Operation Panel .................................................................. 40
Operation Panel ................................................................................................ 40
Shut-off switch unit ............................................................................................ 43
Stop switch unit ................................................................................................. 43
Flowchart of Preparation for Embroidering ............................................ 44
Turn on the Machine Power .............................................................................. 45
Retrieve the Embroidery Data ........................................................................... 46
Start Embroidering ............................................................................................ 46
Chapter 3 Selection of Data and Embroidering
What Can the Machine Do? ...................................................................... 48
Selection of Data ....................................................................................... 49
Registration of Embroidery Data from Floppy Disk ........................................... 49
Reading from Memory ....................................................................................... 52
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Registration of Embroidery Data from BE-100 .................................................. 53
Deletion of Embroidery Data from Machine Memory ........................................ 54
Modification of Embroidery Data Name .................................................. 56
Sewing Operation ...................................................................................... 60
Before Starting Sewing ..................................................................................... 60
Starting Sewing Operation ................................................................................ 60
Feedhold and Cancellation of Sewing ............................................................... 61
Step Forward and Step-Back ................................................................... 62
Step Forward/Step-Back Mode ......................................................................... 62
Setting Amount or Timing of Step Forward/Step-Back ..................................... 62
For Step Forward (Back) ................................................................................... 63
Resuming Sewing ............................................................................................. 63
Writing the embroidering data ................................................................. 64
Chapter 4 Editing of Embroidering Data
What Can the Machine Do? ...................................................................... 66
Rotation ...................................................................................................... 67
Enlargement and Reduction .................................................................... 68
Mirror .......................................................................................................... 70
Repetition ................................................................................................... 72
Other Editing ............................................................................................. 74
Chapter 5 Setting
What Can the Machine Do? ...................................................................... 78
Setting of Needle Bars .............................................................................. 80
Thread Breakage Sensor .......................................................................... 82
Setting of sensor validity/invalidity .................................................................... 82
Thread Breakage Sensitivity ............................................................................. 82
Automatic Step-Back ......................................................................................... 83
Setting of Lower Thread Counter/Stitch Counter .............................................. 84
Setting of Machine .................................................................................... 85
Embroidery Hoop .............................................................................................. 85
Speed Range .................................................................................................... 86
Speed of Each Speed Range ............................................................................ 87
Setting of Mending ............................................................................................ 88
Thread Trimming Length ................................................................................... 88
Thread Withdrawal Feed Length ....................................................................... 89
Inching ............................................................................................................... 90
Sewing Area ...................................................................................................... 91
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Registration of Sewing Start Position ................................................................ 92
Hoop Retract Point ............................................................................................ 92
Hoop Automatic Retract .................................................................................... 93
Movement to Registered Sewing Start Point .................................................... 93
Setting of Environment ............................................................................. 94
Return to Start Point .......................................................................................... 94
Speed Range .................................................................................................... 94
Checking the Embroidery Area ......................................................................... 95
Feed rate adjustment ........................................................................................ 96
Setting of RS-232C Communication Speed ...................................................... 96
Display Language ............................................................................................. 97
Alarm Sound ..................................................................................................... 98
Motive Speed .................................................................................................... 99
Small-Pitch Deletion ........................................................................................ 100
XY Feed Power Increase ................................................................................ 101
Boring .............................................................................................................. 102
Lock Stitch ....................................................................................................... 103
Speed Limit in a Short Pitch ............................................................................ 106
Feed Timing .................................................................................................... 107
Automatic Input Setting ................................................................................... 108
Display of Information ............................................................................ 111
Pattern Information .......................................................................................... 111
Features of Machine ....................................................................................... 112
Information about Versions ............................................................................. 113
Chapter 6 Operation of Machine
1. Operating Procedures ........................................................................ 116
1-1 Power Source ........................................................................................... 116
1-2 Preparation for Embroidering .................................................................... 116
2. Machine Stop ....................................................................................... 117
2-1. Stopping the Machine with the stop switch unit ....................................... 117
2-2. Emergency Stop of the Machine with the shut-off switch unit .................. 117
3. Hoop Feed Position ............................................................................ 118
4. Area Check .......................................................................................... 119
4-1 External Tracing ........................................................................................ 119
4-2 Automatic Hoop Movement in Area .......................................................... 119
5. Jog Switches ....................................................................................... 120
5-1 Hoop Movement to Start Position ............................................................. 120
5-2 Inching Mode during Embroidering (Forcible Hoop Movement) ............... 121
6. Detection of Home Position ............................................................... 122
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Chapter 7 Maintenance
1. Cleaning ............................................................................................... 124
1-1 Cleaning and Lubrication of Rotary Hook ................................................. 124
1-2 Cleaning of Needle Plate .......................................................................... 125
2. Oiling .................................................................................................... 126
2-1 Head ......................................................................................................... 126
Chapter 8 Adjustment
1. Adjusting Needle Bar Height .............................................................. 130
2. Adjustment of Timing Between Needle and Rotary Hook ............... 134
3. Adjustment of Presser Foot Height ................................................... 135
4. Adjustment of Thread Trimmer .......................................................... 136
5. Thread Wiper Adjustment .................................................................. 137
6. Adjusting the Belt Tension ................................................................. 138
Chapter 9 Error code list
Chapter 10 Troubleshooting
Mechanical Section ................................................................................. 144
Electrical Section .................................................................................... 146
Connection and Installation of Optional Equipment
Attaching Bobbin Winder ....................................................................... 152
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Chapter 1
Preparation of Embroidery Machine
Chapter 1 Preparation of Embroidery Machine
1. Specifications
Embroidery machine used
Application
Pattern embroidery
Sewing speed
Maximum 1200 rpm
Sewing area
12 needle embroidery machine head
Max. 300 (V) x 450 (H) mm (flat hoop area)
300 (V) x 450 (H) mm (tubuler square hoop area)
85 (V) x 360 (H) mm (with cap frame)
Feed system
By pulse motor wire drive
Stitch length
0.1 ~ 12.7 mm (minimum pitch: 0.1 mm)
Storage medium
Thread trimming
Needle thread breakage
Power supply
Weight
Dimensions
Options
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9 needle embroidery machine head
3.5 2DD floppy disk (Tajima format)
3.5 2HD floppy disk (the equivalent to Tajima format)
3.5 2DD floppy disk (Barudan FDR/FMC format) (embroidary data in
FDR35III/V format only)
3.5 2DD floppy disk (ZSK format)
3.5 floppy disk (brother ECS format)
Automatic thread trimmer
Needle thread breakage detector
Single phase 120 V, 200 V, 220 V, 240 V, 500 VA
195 kg
1050 (W) x 1016 (L) x 1484 (H) mm
Embroidery hoops in different sizes, Bobbin winder,
Parts for boring
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Chapter 1 Preparation of Embroidery Machine
2. Names of Machine Components
BES-916AC
Thread guide bar
Thread guide A, B
Pulley (A)
Thread tension dial
9-bar cotton stand
Thread take-up
Operation panel
Inner thread guide
Embroidery hoop
Floppy disk drive
Carriage
Table
Power switch
Guard bar
Control box
BES-1216AC
Pulley (A)
Thread
guide bar
Thread guide A, B
Thread tension dial
12-bar cotton stand
Thread take-up
Operation panel
Inner thread guide
Embroidery hoop
Floppy disk drive
Carriage
Table
Power switch
Guard bar
Control box
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3. Installation
DANGER
Install a machine in a place away from a highfrequency welding machine or other machines
that may generate a strong electric noise. Failure to do so may cause the embroidery machine
to malfunction.
Embroidery machines should be installed only
by trained engineers.
Electric wiring should be laid by your distributor or electric experts.
Be sure to connect the ground. If the ground
connection is not secure, you run a high risk of
receiving a serious electric shock, and problems
with correct operation may also occur.
The sewing machine weighs more than 195 kg.
The installation should be carried out by two or
more people.
Do not connect the power source until installation is completed. Doing so may start the machine unintentionally through an accidental
activation of the START switch, resulting in
bodily injuries.
Secure the machine with the nuts when installing it so that it will not move by placing the leveling seat on the sound floor.
* After installation is completed, get the power supply from a dedicated outlet.
* When connecting multiple machines, exercise care not to exceed the capacity of the outlet.
3-1 Transportation of Machine
When relocating the machine, lift it by the steel frame.
Note) Never lift the machine by the table or the guard bar.
3-2 Installation of Machine
1. Adjust leveling seats q by turning nuts w
in the direction of the arrow until the table
top is placed horizontally.
2. If the table is not stable, loosen nuts w and
turn leveling seats q for adjustment.
w
e
When relocating the machine, raise leveling seats q.
The machine can then be moved with casters e.
q
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3-3 Installation of Operation Panel
Loosen thumb bolt q. Adjust the operation
panel position for ease of use, and tighten
thumb bolt q.
Operation panel
q
3-4 Mounting of Guard Bar
q
q
q
Attach guard bar q to the machine. Fix it with bolts and washers from the lower side of the
frame.
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3-5 Mounting of Cotton Stand
BES-916AC
1. Attach two thread guide support bars w to
the cotton stand assembly q, while fitting
into the two holes.
r
e
2. Mount the thread guide assembly e on the
thread guide support bars w using the two
screws r.
w
3. For safety reason, attach vinyl tubes to the
end of the thread guide assembly e.
q
BES-1216AC
1. Attach two thread guide support bars w to
the cotton stand assembly q, while fitting
into the two holes.
r
e
2. Mount the thread guide assembly e on the
thread guide support bars w using the two
screws r.
w
3. For safety reason, attach vinyl tubes to the
end of the thread guide assembly e.
q
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3-6 Lubrication to Needle Bar Case
CAUTION
Turn off the power switch before starting any cleaning work, otherwise the machine may operate if the start
switch is pressed by mistake, which could result in injury.
Proper lubrication is necessary for keeping the machine head in good condition.
Before operating the machine for the first
time after unpacking or after leaving the
machine without operation for a long
period of time, supply one or two drops of
oil to two sections at the top and the bottom
of each needle bar. (See the left figure.)
Note) • Use the Brother's specified embroidery machine oil (Nisseki Embroidery Lube No. 10
or the equivalent).
• Supplying an excessive amount of oil will
cause dripping onto the material.
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Chapter 1 Preparation of Embroidery Machine
4. Preparation for Embroidering
CAUTION
Turn off the power switch before starting preparation.
Failure to do so may start the machine unintentionally through an accidental activation of the START switch,
resulting in bodily injuries.
4-1 Upper Threading
BES-916AC
qThread guide tension disc
wThread breakage pulley
eUpper thread
guide (upper)
rUpper thread
guide (middle)
tThread guide
(upper)
Spring
Inner thread
guide
yThread
guide A
uLower thread
guide
iNeedle bar
thread
guide
uLower thread
guide
1. Pass an upper thread from the cotton stand through the holes of the thread guide right above each
cotton stand bar. When passing the thread, pass it through the first hole from the lower side, lead
it around the thread guide, and then pass it through the second hole also from the lower side.
2. Push up the thread guide tension disc with your finger, and pass it from the left to the lower
hole. Wind the thread clockwise twice around thread breakage pulley w.
3. Pass the thread through the hole of upper thread guide(upper) e. Wind the thread clockwise
once around the rotary tension disc and place it on the spring.
4. Pass the thread through each hole of upper thread guide(middle) r and thread guide(upper) t.
5. After passing the thread through the hole of thread guide(upper) t, insert the thread into the
right side of the inner thread guide and pass it through the hole of the thread take-up.
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6. Bring the thread back to the inner thread guide. Insert the thread into the hole from the upper
section into thread guide A y and lower thread guide u.
7. Pass the thread through the hole of the needle bar thread guide i and pass it through the
needle eye. Do not pass it through the presser foot. Pass it to needle bar thread guide at the
front of lower thread guide u.
BES-1216AC
qThread guide tension disc
wThread breakage pulley
eUpper thread
guide (upper)
rUpper thread
guide (middle)
tThread guide
(upper)
yThread
guide A
Spring
Inner thread
guide
uLower thread
guide
iNeedle bar
thread
guide
uLower thread
guide
1. Pass an upper thread from the cotton stand through the holes of the thread guide right above each
cotton stand bar. When passing the thread, pass it through the first hole from the lower side, lead
it around the thread guide, and then pass it through the second hole also from the lower side.
2. Push up the thread guide tension disc with your finger, and pass it from the left to the lower
hole. Wind the thread clockwise twice around thread breakage pulley w.
3. Pass the thread through the hole of upper thread guide(upper) e. Wind the thread clockwise
once around the rotary tension disc and place it on the spring.
4. Pass the thread through each hole of upper thread guide(middle) r and thread guide(upper) t.
5. After passing the thread through the hole of thread guide(upper) t, insert the thread into the
front side of the inner thread guide and pass it through the hole of the thread take-up.
6. Bring the thread back to the inner thread guide. Insert the thread into the hole from the upper
section into thread guide A and lower thread guide u.
7. Pass the thread through the hole of the needle bar thread guide i and pass it through the
needle eye. Do not pass it through the presser foot. Pass it to needle bar thread guide at the
front of lower thread guide u.
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4-2 Replacement of Bobbin
Note) Remove dust, lint and oil from the bobbin case before replacement.
Removing bobbin case
1. Open the rotary hook cover q.
w
2. Hold the knob w and take out the bobbin
case.
3. Close the knob and take out the bobbin e.
q
e
Replacing bobbin
1. Put a new bobbin in the bobbin case.
Check the winding direction. (refer the figure)
If the bobbin is inserted in the reverse direction, the lower
thread may slip too much, resultingin a problem in embroidering.
Check that the bobbin is pushed out of the bobbin case
by about 0.5 mm. If not, the slip prevention spring of the
bobbin case does not work. Adjust the height of the
spring or replace it with a new one.
Bobbin
0.5mm
r
t
t
2. Slide the thread under the tension spring
t through the notch r.
3. Pull out the thread from the hole of the
tension spring t.
4. Pull out the thread by about 50 mm.
Pull out by about
50 mm
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Attaching bobbin case
1. Hold the knob w and attach the bobbin
case securely.
w
2. Close the rotary hook cover q.
q
4-3 Replacing and Selecting Needle
Removing needle
Loosen the set screw q and remove the needle
w.
Attaching needle
q
With the flat side facing the front, insert the
needle all the way until it meets the end of the
needle bar. Tighten the set screw q firmly.
w
Note) • Set the needle so that the notched part will
come on the rotary hook side.
• The needle eye should not be angled to the
left (when viewed from the front).
* Relationship between materials and needles
Material
Needle
Denim
Leather
Handkerchief
Shirt
Towel
Needle thickness
#14,
#16, #18
DB x K5
#9, #10
#11,
#12, #13
Selecting needle
• When using special threads such as gold,
silver, and rame yarn, use a heavy-duty
needle (#11 ~ #16). For better finish, paste
the waxed paper on the back of the
material.
• In general, use DBxK5 #11 ~ #18 according
to the material thickness. For knitted
materials, use DBxK23 #11 because its
rounded point prevents the knit thread from
breaking.
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4-4 Connection to Power Source
DANGER
Be sure to connect an earth cable.
Failure to do so may result in electric shock.
Use a cord plug that matches the receptacle type.
4-5 Preparation of Machine for Operation
Check the following before turning on the power
Thread
(1) Are upper thread settings complete?
(3) Are threads passed through needles?
(2) Are threads passed smoothly?
(4) Are lower thread settings complete?
Embroidery hoop
(1) Is there any looseness in the material?
(2) Is the hoop clamped securely?
Needle stop position
(1) Are thread take-ups aligned horizontally?
(2) Are needle bars positioned at the top?
Note) If thread take-up q, which is not in the drive
position, is out of alignment, raise it by hand.
The stopper works to align thread take-up q
with the others.
q
(This figure shows model BES-916AC.)
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Turning on the power switch brings up the
message "Moving frame" and sounds a
beep as a warning. Then, the X and Y
carriages move the embroidery hoop to the
home position or the position where it was
located at the end of the previous
operation. Check that there is no obstacle
above the hoop which will interfere with
needles or presser feet.
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When the machine is turned on:
The message "Needle case lock" may appear while a buzzer sounds intermittently. In such a
case, the machine is not ready to start because the needle bar case is not positioned correctly,
and thus the needles are not in proper alignment with the holes of the needle plates. Follow
the steps below to fix this.
w
1. Check if the needles stop in the normal
position.
When cam plate w is raised, it is in the automatic jump
position. This is the normal position.
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2. Turn knob e slowly.
If knob e cannot be turned or is too heavy to rotate,
thread take-up q or the needle bar is not in the normal
position. Check if any obstacle interferes with the needle
end or the presser foot.
Note) Do not turn the knob forcibly.
3. There is a dead zone in which the needle
bar case cannot be moved even by turning
knob e. Turn the knob to the normal
position in the vicinity of the center of the
dead zone.
e
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4. Press
STOP
.
5. The message "Moving frame" appears and
a buzzer sounds three times. The X and Y
carriages move automatically so as to bring
the hoop center to the home position or to
the position where it was located at the end
of the previous operation.
6. The main menu appears.
e
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If the machine is not ready to operate because the needle bars in the drive position are out of
the normal position, the message "Needle stop position error" appears. Follow the steps
below if this occurs.
1. Set "100° (
POSITION."
2. Press
STOP
)" on the pulley to "STOP
.
Note) Check if the needle bars are lowered. If so,
return them to the normal stop position. (Refer to "Normal needle stop position" on page
30.)
3. The message "Moving frame" appears and
a buzzer sounds four times. The X and Y
carriages move automatically so as to bring
the hoop center to the home position or to
the position where it was located at the end
of the previous operation.
4. The main menu appears.
Normal needle stop position
Viewing the inside through the clearance,
each needle bar is in the jump position at
the top (as shown in the figure) and needle
bar vertical piece t lowers to keep it from
contact with needle bar clamp y. (The
thread take-ups are aligned horizontally.)
y
t
Note) When the power switch has been turned on
or when restarting embroidering while the
machine is stopped or suspended, be sure to
return the needles to the normal stop position.
• Align all thread take-ups horizontally.
t
y
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• If the needle bar in the embroidering position is lowered with needle bar vertical
piece t, separate them in the following
manner. For safety, insert a tool such as a
screwdriver into the clearance at the front
left side of the needle bar case and turn the
needle bar vertical piece t by pushing its
end. When the needle bar and the needle
bar vertical piece are separated, the needle
bar is raised to the top by the spring.
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Clearing internal memory
Internal memory can be reset to the status before shipment.
Follow the steps below to clear memory:
1. Turn off the machine power switch.
2. Hold down
3. Press
When
DEL
, and turn on the power switch.
.
D EL
is pressed, only the embroidery data is cleared. Therefore, other setting data is saved.
4. Memory has been cleared.
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4-6 Attachment of Embroidery Hoop and Frame
Attaching a square frame and a flat hoop frame (standard)
e
y
w
t
q
Figure B
Figure A
r
r
1. Attach flat hoop frame (assembly) q to X carriage w, and tighten two screws e.
Fit the projections of the X carriage into the inner holes.
2. Loosen two screws r. Attach square frame t.
3. As shown in Figure A, fit the left metal part of the square frame to the screw. As shown in
Figure B, fit the right metal part to the screw. Tighten two screws r securely.
4. If the material over the square frame is not set properly, stitches may be skipped, threads
may be broken, or the material may shrink during embroidering. Make an adjustment using
screw y.
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Attaching a tubular round frame (optional)
Note) When using a tubular round frame with the frame for it, remove table from the machine.
Figure A
e
t
r
w
q
r
Figure B
y
Figure C
u
t
t
y
1. Attach two frame sets w for tubular round frame to X carriage q with two screws e.
Fit the projections of the X carriage into the inner holes.
2. As Figures B and C show, while pushing up plate springs t, insert the right and left metal
parts of tubular round frame r and fit projections y into the hole of the tubular round frame.
3. If the material over the tubular round frame is not set properly, stitches may be skipped,
threads may be broken, or the material may shrink during embroidering. Make an adjustment
using screw u.
4. Remove screw o in Figure A. Position frame arms i R and L for the tubular round frame
according to the mounting pitch of the tubular round frame, and attach the arms.
Note) Attach the frame arms R and L symmetrically.
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Attaching a sash frame set (optional)
1. Turn off the machine power switch.
e
2. Pull X carriage q fully toward you. Loosen
two screws e. Remove flat hoop frame
(assembly) w with spring washers r and
plane washers t from X carriage q.
r
t
w
Note) Save the two screws, spring washers, and
plane washers removed in the above step.
They will be used later.
q
3. Fit spacer u to the projection of frame base
plate assembly y mounted on X carriage
q.
u
Projection
Projection
y
q
y
4. After attaching spacer u, attach sash
frame i in the same manner and fix them
using screws e, spring washers r, and
plane washers t removed in step w.
e
r
t
i
Note) When attaching the sash frame, check that the
side with felt affixed to the back faces the
front.
u
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5. Put material over sash frame i. Attach two
clips 290 o to both vertical sides securely.
Also attach two clips 220 !0 to both
horizontal sides securely.
o
!0
With a sash frame, the allowable embroidery area is 300
mm (vertical) x 450 mm (horizontal).
!0
i
o
300mm
450mm
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4-7 Adjustment of Thread Tension
Adjustment of upper thread
Adjust upper thread tension to 0.7~1.3N when
the thread is pulled at the needle bar thread
guide.
0.7~1.3N
* Correct adjustment
Upper stitch
width
Turn the upper thread tension dial so that the
needle thread can be pulled to the back of the
material and that the lower stitch width will be
about 1/3 of the upper stitch width.
Upper
thread
Lower
thread
Lower
stitch
width
Adjustment of tension spring
q
w
e
6~8mm
0.07~0.12N
1. The tension spring should be adjusted to 6~8 mm in height and 0.07~0.12 N in force.
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2. For adjusting the height, loosen the screw q and turn the tension spring bracket w.
3. For adjusting the tension spring force, insert a driver tip in the groove of the thread tension
bar e and turn it.
Lower thread tension
The standard tension of the lower thread is
0.15~ 0.3N.
This tension may vary depending on the used
thread. In general, press the bobbin case to a
smooth vertical surface and hang the
designated number of coins. Turn the thread
tension screw so that the lower thread will come
out smoothly.
To tighten
Note) Check that the bobbin is pushed out of the
bobbin case by about 0.5 mm. If not, the slip
prevention spring of the bobbin case does not
work. Adjust the spring in height or replace it
with a new one. (Refer to “Replacing Bobbin” on page 26.)
To loosen
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Chapter 2
Embroidering Procedures
After installation of machine start embroidering. This chapter explains about the operation panel on the machine as well as precautions for the actual embroidering process.
Chapter 2 Embroidering Procedures
Functions of Operation Panel
Operation Panel
BES-1216AC
FLAT
CAP
HOOP
ESC
START
INS
DEL
END
STOP
.
2
3
ABC
DEF
4
5
6
GHI
JKL
MNO
1
7
8
9
PQRS
TUV
WXYZ
0
SPACE
Starts embroidering.
Restarts after moving the carriage to embroidering start position by using the jog switch.
Restarts embroidering after a suspension.
STOP
Cancels errors during embroidering.
Suspends embroidering.
Selects sewing data. (
"Chapter 3 Selection of Data and Embroidering" page 47)
Specifies a sequence of colors (sequence of needle changes) in sewing data.
( "Setting of Needle Bars" page 80)
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Edits sewing data. (
"Chapter 4 Editing of Embroidering Data" page 65)
Sets the upper thread breakage sensor. (
Machine motions can be set. (
"Thread Breakage Sensor" page 82)
"Chapter 5 Setting" page 77)
Trims thread during suspension.
Moves the hoop to a preset hoop retract position. When this switch is pressed again, the
hoop returns to the previous position.
Checks the embroidering area.
Moves the hoop automatically into the embroidering area when the embroidery position
is out of the area.
ESC
INS
DEL
END
.
2
3
ABC
DEF
4
5
6
GHI
JKL
MNO
1
7
8
9
PQRS
TUV
WXYZ
0
SPACE
Used for selecting data and setting functions.
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FLAT
CAP
HOOP
Selects the flat or cap hoop. This selection should be done before turning the power ON
to the machine. The setting will not be changed if the selection is done after turning the
power OFF.
Moves the hoop.
Step-back or forward is available during suspension. (Use
Changes the speed range during embroidering (Use
switches only.)
switches only).
Carries out inching of the hoop when the switch is pressed in the inching mode.
Move the cursor for selecting sewing data and an icon.
Moves the needle bar. The needle moves by the diameter every time this switch is pressed.
Change to the screen for selecting sewing data.
Operation panel
Contrast volume
Adjusts the screen contrast.
SBUS interface connector
Not used (Do not connects anything.)
RS-232C interface connector
Connect personal computer with BE-100 installed, etc.
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Shut-off switch unit
The operation panel is equipped with the shut-off switch unit, depending on the
model.
Power switch
Emergency stop switch
Power switch
Press this switch to turn on the machine. The switch is valid while the breaker
switch is on and the emergency stop switch is reset.
Emergency stop switch
Press this switch to shut off the machine. Pressing the switch locks it while it is held
down. To unlock the switch, turn it clockwise.
Stop switch unit
The operation panel is equipped with the stop switch unit, depending on the model.
Stop switch
Stop switch
Press this switch to stop embroidering. When the switch is pressed, "Release stop
SW to operate!" appears. Pressing the switch locks it while it is held down. To
unlock the switch, turn it clockwise.
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Flowchart of Preparation for Embroidering
Turn on the machine power. (
Retrieve the embroidery data (
page 45).
page 46).
"Chapter 3 Selection of Data and Embroidering" (
page 47)
Edit the retrieved embroidery data.
"Chapter 4 Editing of Embroidering Data" (
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Press
on the operation panel.
Press
on the operation panel.
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Chapter 2 Embroidering Procedures
Turn on the Machine Power
1.
Turn on the power to the machine.
2.
A message is displayed on the LCD as soon as the power is turned ON.
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BES-1216AC
3.
The alarm sounds three times. The needle bar and the presser foot move
up. The hoop moves back to the zero point and the sewing screen is
displayed.
The speed range and actual speed is displayed.
A sequence of changing colors is displayed.
A sequence of colors is displayed.
A total number of stitches is displayed.
A data name is displayed.
A number of colors registered in data is displayed.
A kind of hoop is displayed.
Operational icons are basically displayed; however, some icons,
such as
, may not be on the screen.
STOP
Feed timing according to the cloth thickness is displayed.
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Retrieve the Embroidery Data
The description in this section is based on the method of reading data which is
registered in the memory unit of the machine.
Refer to "Selection of Data" ( Page 49) for details.
1.
Press
switch.
Data saved in the machine is displayed.
2.
Select a screen by pressing
pressing ten keys or
keys, and select required data by
.
When using ten keys for data selection, input a numerical figure (1 ~ 9) which indicates each
data name. Required embroidery data is selected and read.
3.
Press
key.
Required embroidery data is selected and read.
Selected embroidery data is read.
Start Embroidering
1.
Press
to check the embroidering area.
2.
Press
to start embroidering.
Sewing is started and the next screen is displayed.
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Selection of Data and Embroidering
This Chapter describes how to select embroidery data in order to start embroidering.
Chapter 3 Selection of Data and Embroidering
What Can the Machine Do?
Selection of Embroidery Data
Registration of data from the floppy disk (
Reading of data from the memory (
Page 49)
Page 52)
Registration of data created by BE-100 (
Page 53)
(These icons are displayed in the lower right of the screen.)
Modification of data name (
Deletion of embroidery data (
Page 56)
Page 54)
Embroidering Operation
Embroidering start (
Page 60)
Embroidering feedhold (
Embroidering cancel (
Step forward/step back (
Page 61)
Page 61)
Page 62)
Step forward (back) stitch by stitch
Step forward (back) by every 10 stitches
Step forward (back) by every 100 stitches
Step forward (back) until a next color change
Step forward (back) to the embroidering start point
of a next pattern
Step forward (back) by a specified number of
stitches (
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Selection of Data
Select data in order to start sewing.
Data to use for actual embroidering is selected from data registered in the machine
memory. A maximum of 45 kinds or 480,000 stitches of embroidery data can be
registered in the machine memory; however, depending on the combination of
embroidery data, the number of total stitches available may become less.
When using data in a floppy disk or in BE-100, register it in the machine memory
once before selection.
If there is no space in the machine memory, delete unnecessary data to make a
space.
Data in a floppy disk
Machine memory
Registration
Data created by BE-100
Sewing
Reading
Registration of Embroidery Data from Floppy Disk
Register embroidery data from a floppy disk into the machine memory.
Types of data to be registered are as shown below.
• DOS-formatted data
Data format
Extension
ECS
Data with a name of [xxxx.ECS]
Tajima
Data with a name of [xxxx.DST]
Barudan
Data with a name of [xxxx.DSB]
Zanks (DSK)
Data with a name of [xxxx.DSZ]
Data received from BE-100
Data with a name of [xxxx.STH]
Icon
(These icons are displayed in the lower right of the screen.)
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• Other data
Data format
Icon
Barudan FDR
Barudan FMC
Zanks ZSK
(These icons are displayed in the lower right of the screen.)
Loading and Loading of Floppy Disk
1.
When loading a floppy disk, set it straight with the labeled surface facing
this side.
2.
When unloading a floppy disk, press the eject switch.
3.
When it comes out, pull it straight.
When the access lamp if ON, never press the eject switch. Otherwise, embroidery data in the
floppy disk may be destroyed.
Eject switch
Access lamp
Registration of Sewing Data into Machine Memory
1.
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Load a floppy disk with sewing data.
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2.
Press
.
3.
Select a screen for data registration by pressing
.
Currently displayed screen
No. of screens to be selected
Data in machine memory
Currently selected embroidery data
Number of stitches in selected embroidery data
When there is no data
4.
Select an area for registration, using ten keys or
, then press
.
A space available is automatically selected.
Pressing
automatically locates the first space in the memory.
5.
Data in the floppy disk is displayed. Press
to select a screen.
Currently displayed screen
No. of screens to be selected
Data in floppy disk
Icon indicating a kind of selected data
Pressing
displays a pattern name.
Name of a selected embroidery pattern
(It may be the same as a file name.)
6.
Select data to register by pressing ten keys or
then press
.
Data is newly registered in the machine memory.
Select embroidery data and press
. The selected data is automatically registered in the
memory and the machine enters a standby status.
If registration is done without loading a floppy disk, the following screen is displayed after the
step 4 is finished.
Load a floppy disk for data registration.
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Reading from Memory
Data to use for sewing can be selected from the machine memory.
A maximum 45 kinds or 480,000 stitches of embroidery data can be registered in
the memory.
1.
Press
.
Embroidery data registered in the memory is displayed.
2.
Select a screen by pressing
.
Currently displayed screen
No. of screens to be selected
3.
4.
Select embroidery data to read by pressing ten keys or
Press
.
.
Embroidery data is selected and read.
When a free space is specified in the memory, a screen for reading data from the floppy disk is
displayed.
Refer to "Registration of Sewing Data into Machine Memory" (steps 5 and afterward on Page
51).
5.
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The initial screen is displayed.
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Registration of Embroidery Data from BE-100
Connect the operation panel and the personal computer with BE-100 installed in
order to register the embroidery data into the machine memory.
1.
Connect the personal computer with BE-100 installed and the operation
panel by means of the RS-232C cable.
Personal computer with BE-100 installed
Operation panel
Dedicated communication cable (Option)
2.
Press the
.
3.
Select the data registration screen by pressing the
4.
Select an area for data registration by pressing ten keys or
Press the
, and
key.
then press the
5.
.
.
When a floppy disk is set
When no floppy disk is set
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6.
Press the
.
7.
The BE-100 embroidery data is displayed. Press the
and select a
required screen.
8.
Select embroidery data to register by pressing ten keys or
then press the
, and
key.
The data is registered in the machine memory.
Deletion of Embroidery Data from Machine Memory
Embroidery data can be deleted from the machine memory.
1.
Press
.
A list of registered data is displayed.
2.
Select a screen by pressing
.
Currently displayed screen
No. of screens to be selected
3.
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4.
When
5.
When
DEL
is pressed, the confirmation message is displayed.
key is pressed, selected embroidery data is deleted from the
memory.
When deleting embroidery data in the machine memory entirely:
When deleting embroidery data registered in the machine memory entirely, turn
ON the power to the machine while pressing D E L . (Refer to “Clearing internal
memory” on page 31.)
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Modification of Embroidery Data Name
Name of embroidery data registered in the machine memory can be modified.
This example shows how to modify the data name "FLOWER" to "TEST003".
A maximum number of characters to use for an embroidery data name is 8.
The following kinds of characters can be used.
It is impossible to input a " . " or space.
Alphabetical characters (A ~ Z) Numerical characters (0 ~ 9)
0 through 9 . An input character changes depending on the number of times
Use SPACE
WXYZ
each is pressed as shown below.
5
1 time
JKL
4 times
3 times
2 times
7
1 time
PQRS
5 times
4 times
3 times
2 times
_ (underbar), - (hyphen)
Use 1 . .
1
.
3 times
2 times
1.
Press
.
Embroidery data saved in the memory is displayed.
2.
A list of embroidery data is displayed. Select a screen by pressing
Currently displayed screen
No. of screens to be selected
3.
Select embroidery data to modify the name by pressing ten keys or
.
4.
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Press
.
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When selected data has a pattern name, the name is displayed. Press the
5.
key once again.
Input a new data name by pressing ten keys.
When modifying embroidery data names entirely
6.
Pressing
7.
Press
8
TUV
DEL
deletes currently reversed characters.
twice.
"T" is input.
8.
Press
3
DEF
three times.
"E" is input.
9.
Press
7
PQRS
five times.
"S" is input.
10. Press
8
TUV
twice.
"T" is input.
11. Press
0
SPACE
once.
"0" is input.
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12. Press
.
When inputting the same character continuously, press the
13. Press
0
to move the cursor to the right.
once.
SPACE
"0" is input.
14. Press
3
DEF
once.
"3" is input.
15. After inputting a data name, press
.
A data name is modified by the above procedures.
When modifying only one character:
[FLNWER] can be modified to [FLOWER] in the following procedures.
6. Press
.
7.
Press
twice and display "N" reversely.
8.
Press
DEL
.
"N" is deleted.
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9.
Press
6
MNO
four times.
"O" is input.
10. Press
.
A data name is modified by the above procedures.
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Sewing Operation
Before Starting Sewing
Select a hoop to set on the machine.
The following operation should be done before turning the power ON to the
machine. Otherwise, it will damage the hoop.
1.
Select either the flat hoop or cap hoop, using FLAT or CAP switch on the
operation panel.
When a flat or tabular hoop , or a sash frame is set on the machine, select [FLAT].
When a cap hoop is set, select [CAP].
FLAT
CAP
HOOP
2.
Specify an embroidery hoop set on the machine, referring to "Embroidery
Hoop" (
Page 85).
Starting Sewing Operation
For details of specifying a sewing start position, refer to "Registration of Sewing
Start Position" ( Page 92).
When
is pressed while the message "Area over" is indicated on the screen,
a dialog box is displayed for confirming whether or not to start sewing forcibly.
Pressing
starts sewing; however, depending on the start position, an
interference with the frame may occur. Exercise added care when doing so.
1.
Check that sewing data has been selected, then press
.
Sewing is started.
The current embroidering status is indicated.
Indicates a sequence of color changes.
No. of current stitches
Indicates a name of data currently used for sewing.
Indicates the number of data currently used for sewing.
Currently selected speed range
The range can be modified by pressing
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Feedhold and Cancellation of Sewing
Feedhold
1.
Press
STOP
.
Sewing is interrupted.
Cancellation
1.
Press
ESC
while sewing is interrupted.
When repetition of patterns is set, a pattern which is currently being sewn is canceled. When
canceling all patterns, press ESC once again.
2.
A message for confirmation is displayed. When canceling sewing, press
.
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Step Forward and Step-Back
Stitches can be advanced (step forward) or retracted (step-back) without sewing.
Step Forward/Step-Back Mode
1.
Press
STOP
when selecting either mode before starting sewing and press
when selecting a mode during sewing.
Setting Amount or Timing of Step Forward/Step-Back
A step forward/step-back amount or timing can be selected as described below.
For stepping forward (back) stitch by stitch
For stepping forward (back) by 10 stitches
For stepping forward (back) by 100 stitches
For stepping forward (back) up to the next (previous) color change
For stepping forward up to the sewing start point of a next pattern if
repetition of patterns is set.
Specify the number of stitches for stepping forward (back).
1.
Select a required item as described above by pressing
.
When the number of stitches is specified, the needle steps forward
(back) to an input position:
1.
Press the
five times.
2.
Input the number of stitches to move by pressing ten keys.
3.
Press the
END
.
The needle steps forward (back) as specified.
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4.
The embroidery head advances (retracts) by a specified number of
stitches.
For Step Forward (Back)
1.
Press
.
Stitches steps forward (back) by a specified amount.
Resuming Sewing
1.
Press
.
Sewing is started.
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Writing the embroidering data
The embroidering data stored in the memory of the machine is written to the floppy disk.
The format of the data to be written is brother ESC or TAJIMA TFD.
1.
Press the
button.
The embroidering data stored in the memory is displayed.
2.
The list of the embroidering data is displayed. Select the screen by
.
pressing
3.
Select the embroidering data to be written with numeric keys or
4.
Press the
5.
END
.
button.
Designate the thread trimming feed number with
.
It cannot be designated when the ECS data format is selected.
Use numeric keys,
, or the DEL button to change the file name.
In any data format other than the ECS format
6.
Highlight the icon of the data format with
of the data to be written with
7.
In the ECS data format
and designate the format
.
Highlight the edit value validating or invalidating icon with
designate validating or invalidating of the edit value.
8.
Set the formatted floppy disk.
9.
Press the
END
button.
The selected embroidering data is stored on the floppy disk.
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Chapter 4
Editing of Embroidering Data
Pressing
on the operation panel after
reading embroidering data displays the embroidering data editing screen. Simple operation by using embroidering data is available on this screen.
Chapter 4 Editing of Embroidering Data
What Can the Machine Do?
Editing
Enlargement/reduction is executed ahead of rotation. When an embroidery
pattern is so set to be rotated by 90˚ and then enlarged by 2 times in the X-axis
direction, the X-axis enlargement is executed first and rotation by 90˚ is executed
afterwards. Therefore, a pattern is enlarged by 2 times at the sewing point.
Rotation of embroidery pattern (
Page 67)
Enlargement/reduction of embroidery pattern in the X-axis direction
( Page 68)
Enlargement/reduction of embroidery pattern in the Y-axis direction
( Page 68)
Mirror pattern (
Page 70)
Right/left mirror pattern
Up/down mirror pattern
Zero point symmetric mirror pattern
No. of repetitions in the horizontal direction (lines) (
No. of repetitions in the vertical direction (rows) (
Page 72)
Page 72)
(
)
Distance in the horizontal direction between two outer hoop
centers ( Page 72)
(
)
Distance in the vertical direction between two outer hoop
centers ( Page 72)
Direction of repetitions (
Page 72)
Horizontal direction from upper left to lower right
Vertical direction from upper right to lower left
Horizontal direction from lower right to upper left
Vertical direction from lower left to upper right
Horizontal direction from upper right to lower left
Vertical direction from upper left to lower right
Horizontal direction from lower left to upper right
Vertical direction from lower right to upper left
0 stitch deletion ( Page 74)
Thread trimming feed number ( Page 75)
Swing width correction ( Page 75)
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Rotation
A pattern can be rotated.
A maximum range of rotation is 1 ~ 359 degrees.
The rotating direction is counterclockwise.
Rotating angle can be set in either of the following.
By using
Angle can be specified in increments of 90˚. Setting of 90˚,180˚
or 270˚ is available.
By using ten keys
Angle can be specified in increments of one degree.
1.
Read sewing data.
2.
Press
.
3.
Press
to select an angle or use ten keys to specify an angle.
4.
Press
END
.
The initial screen is displayed again.
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Chapter 4 Editing of Embroidering Data
Enlargement and Reduction
A pattern can be enlarged or reduced.
The enlargement and reduction ratio is 50 ~ 200%.
The number of stitches does not change even by enlargement or reduction of a
pattern. However, stitches may become too rough or close if enlargement or
reduction is excessive.
There are the following two types of enlargement/reduction.
• Enlargement/reduction at the same ratio in both the X and Y directions
• Enlargement/reduction at different ratios in the X and Y directions
1.
Read sewing data.
2.
Press
.
Enlargement/reduction at the same ratio in the X/Y directions
3.
Press
.
are reversed in black.
4.
Input enlargement/reduction ratio by pressing ten keys.
5.
Press
END
.
The initial screen is displayed again.
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Enlargement/reduction at different ratios in the X/Y directions
3.
Press
twice.
is reversed in black.
4.
Input enlargement/reduction ratio in the X direction by pressing ten keys.
5.
Press
.
is reversed in black.
6.
Input enlargement/reduction ratio in the Y direction by pressing ten keys.
7.
Press
END
.
The initial screen is displayed again.
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Mirror
A pattern can be reversed as if it is reflected in the mirror.
Right/left mirror pattern
Up/down mirror pattern
Zero point-symmetric mirror pattern
Up/down mirror pattern
pattern.
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Right/left mirror pattern
Zero point-symmetric mirror
Right/left mirror pattern
The pattern is reversed in the right/left
direction on the basis of the embroidering
start point.
Up/down mirror pattern
The pattern is reversed in the up/down
direction on the basis of the embroidering
start point.
Zero point-symmetric mirror pattern
The pattern is reversed on the basis of
the embroidering start point.
1.
Sewing data is read.
2.
Press
.
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Chapter 4 Editing of Embroidering Data
Right/Left Mirror Pattern
3.
Keep pressing
4.
Press
END
until
is displayed.
.
The initial screen is displayed again.
Up/Down Mirror Pattern
3.
Keep pressing
4.
Press
END
until
is displayed.
.
The initial screen is displayed again.
Zero Point-Symmetric Mirror Pattern
3.
Keep pressing
4.
Press
END
until
is displayed.
.
The initial screen is displayed again.
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Repetition
A pattern is repeatedly copied as many times as specified.
The number of repetitions is 1 ~ 99 in both the vertical (row) and horizontal (line)
directions.
There are the following eight directions of repetitions.
Horizontal direction from upper left to lower right
Vertical direction from upper right to lower left
Horizontal direction from lower right to upper left
Vertical direction from lower right to upper left
Vertical direction from lower left to upper right
Horizontal direction from upper right to lower left
Vertical direction from upper left to lower right
Horizontal direction from lower left to upper right
There are the following two types of intervals between repetitions.
By setting a distance between the outer hoops of each pattern
By setting a distance between the centers of each pattern
1.
Read sewing data.
2.
Press
3.
Input the number of repetitions in the vertical and horizontal directions,
by pressing ten keys.
twice.
The vertical and horizontal directions are changed over by pressing
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4.
5.
Press
.
Input intervals between repetitions by pressing ten keys.
The vertical and horizontal directions are changed over by pressing
for setting a distance between the centers of each pattern.
Press
.
For setting a distance between the outer
hoops of each pattern
For setting a distance between the centers
of each pattern
6.
Select the direction of repetitions by pressing
7.
Press
END
.
.
The initial screen is displayed again.
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Chapter 4 Editing of Embroidering Data
Other Editing
Setting of other functions related to editing is available.
The following types of setting is available.
0 stitch deletion
For deleting stitches at the same point without
stepping forward or back.
This function is previously set to
(for not deleting
0stitch)upon shipment.
For deleting 0 stitch
For not deleting 0 stitch
Thread trimming feed number
For setting the number of feeds for thread trimming
This function is previously set to
(ECS data)
or
(Except ECS data)upon shipment.
~
Swing width correction
1.
Read sewing data.
2.
Press
For thread trimming at the number of feeds
indicated on the icon
For not thread trimming by feeding
For setting the needle swing width correction amount
The correction amount can be set in increments of 0.1mm.
The setting range is -0.5 ~ 2.0mm in both the X and
Y directions. (The setting range is displayed as "-5
~ 20" on the screen.)
This function is previously set to 0(no swing width
correction)upon shipment.
three times.
0 Stitch Deletion
3.
Select this function by pressing
4.
Press
Press
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END
after setting is finished.
when setting continuously.
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Thread Trimming Feed Number
3.
Select this function by pressing
4.
Select the number of feeds by pressing
5.
Press
END
.
.
after setting is finished.
Sewing Width Correction
Correction values within -5 ~ 20 can be input. However, excessively large values
may result in distortion of a pattern.
3.
Select this function by pressing
4.
Select a correction amount in the X direction by pressing
5.
Reverse
6.
Input a correction amount in the Y direction by pressing
by pressing
.
.
.
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7.
Press
Press
76
END
after setting is finished.
when setting continuously.
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Chapter 5 Setting
This Chapter describes how to set a sewing
speed, correct trouble including thread breakage and others related to machine motions.
Chapter 5 Setting
What Can the Machine Do?
Setting of Needle Bars
Needle bars allocated in the sequence of embroidering (
Page 80)
Setting of Thread Breakage Sensor
Thread breakage sensor ON/OFF (
Thread breakage sensitivity (
Page 82)
Page 82)
Number of stitches in automatic step back (
Page 83)
Display of total stitch number in automatic step back
Lower thread counter counts (
Stitch counter indication (
Page 84)
Page 84)
Setting of Machine
Selection of embroidery hoop (
Speed range (
Page 86)
Speed in speed range (
Page 87)
Thread trimming length (
Page 89)
Thread removal feed length (
Inching ON/OFF (
Sewing area (
Page 85)
Page 89)
Page 90)
Page 91)
Resetting of thread breakage error (
Page 88)
Setting of Environment
Return to start point after embroidering end (
Page 94)
Method of reflecting modified machine speed (
Method of checking the embroidery area (
Feed rate adjustment (
Data transfer speed (
Display language (
Page 97)
Page 98)
Motive speed (
page 99)
Small-pitch deletion (
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Page 96)
Alarm sound (
XY Feed Power (
Page 96)
Page 100)
Page 101)
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Page 94)
Page 95)
Chapter 5 Setting
Setting of Boring
Boring mode ON/OFF (
Data shift ON/OFF (
page 102)
page 103)
Setting of Lock Stitch
Lock stitch ON/OFF (sewing start position) (
page 103)
Lock stitch ON/OFF (sewing send position) (
page 104)
Lock stitch ON/OFF (sewing start position after thread trimming) (
page 105)
Setting of speed limit in a small pitch
Speed limit in a short pitch (
page 106)
Display of Information
Display of pattern information (
Features of machine (
Version information (
Feed timing (
Page 111)
Page 112)
Page 113)
Page 107)
Automatic input setting (
Page 108)
Hoop Retract Point
Hoop retract point (
Page 92)
Automatic hoop retract ON/OFF (
Page 93)
Hoop Movement
Registration of embroidering start point (
Movement to registered sewing start point (
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Page 92)
Page 93)
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Chapter 5 Setting
Setting of Needle Bars
Needle bars allocated in the sequence of sewing can be modified.
This setting is explained on the basis of the BES-1216AC screen.
Either feedhold or hoop retract can be inserted.
1.
2.
.
Press
Select a sewing sequence to modify by pressing
.
The current embroidering sequence is selected while embroidering is interrupted.
Press
3.
for modifying all sequences at one time.
Input the number of a needle bar by pressing ten keys.
When inputting a numerical figure exceeding 10, press the 0 first.
SPACE
Insertion of Feedhold
Press
press
and reverse the display on the right of a point to insert a feedhold, then
STOP
.
A feedhold mark is displayed.
4.
Press
END
.
Modified setting is saved and the previous screen is displayed again.
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Chapter 5 Setting
Insertion of Hoop Retract
1.
Press
to highlight the position right next to the position to insert the
hoop retract and press
2.
Press the
END
.
button.
The changed setting is stored and the previous screen is displayed.
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Chapter 5 Setting
Thread Breakage Sensor
Validity or invalidity and sensitivity of the thread breakage sensor can be set.
Setting of sensor validity/invalidity
This function is previously set to valid upon shipment.
1.
Press
2.
Activate or deactivate the thread breakage sensor by pressing
.
Valid
3.
Press
END
.
Invalid
.
Modified setting is saved and the initial screen or halt screen is displayed again.
Thread Breakage Sensitivity
Sensitivity of the thread breakage sensor can be set.
The sensitivity can be set within the range of 1 ~ 100. Sensitivity increases as
the figure decreases.
This function is previously set to 10 upon shipments.
1.
Press
2.
Select the needle bar for which the sensitivity is modified by pressing
twice.
.
The number of needle bars changes in the sequence of :
ALL (all needle bars)
1
2
... 9 or 12 (max.)
ALL
3.
Select
by pressing
4.
Input sensitivity of the thread breakage sensor.
5.
Press
END
...
.
.
Modified setting is saved and the previous screen is displayed again.
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Chapter 5 Setting
Automatic Step-Back
The number of stitches to step back automatically in case of a thread breakage can
be set.
Setting can be done within the range of 0 ~ 10 stitches.
This function is previously set to 0 stitches upon shipments.
1.
Press
2.
Select
3.
Input the number of stitches to step back automatically by pressing ten
twice.
by pressing
.
keys.
Pressing
sets whether to execute an extra step-back by a sensitivity amount of the thread
breakage sensor in the automatic step-back mode.
Total number of stitches to step back in
the automatic step-back mode
When stepping back by a sensitivity
amount of the thread breakage sensor
When stepping back by preset number of
stitches
4.
Press
END
.
Modified setting is saved and the previous screen is displayed again.
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Chapter 5 Setting
Setting of Lower Thread Counter/Stitch Counter
The lower thread counter reduces the indication each time one pattern is finished.
After the reduction is finished, an error message can be displayed.
The stitch counter increases the indication stitch by stitch.
The lower thread counter can be validated or invalidated by pressing
.
The stitch counter can be cleared to zero by pressing
DEL
.
three times.
1.
Press
2.
Input the number of counts of the lower thread counter by pressing ten
keys.
Number of stitches
3.
Press
END
.
Modified setting is saved and the initial screen or halt screen is displayed again.
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Chapter 5 Setting
Setting of Machine
Machine motions can be set.
Embroidery Hoop
Specify a type of an embroidery hoop set on the machine.
A type of a hoop can be selected when a cap hoop is selected by a switch on the
operation panel.
When a cap hoop is selected
Semi-wide cap frame
Wide cap frame
Baseball cap frame
1.
Press
.
2.
Select
by pressing
3.
Press
.
4.
Select a type of a hoop by pressing
.
.
Currently selected hoop
5.
Press
END
.
Modified setting is saved and the previous screen is displayed again.
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Chapter 5 Setting
Speed Range
A range of speed for each needle bar can be set.
This setting is explained on the basis of the BES-916AC screen.
The speed range can be set within the range of 1 ~ 6.
1.
Press
2.
Select
by pressing
3.
Press
.
4.
.
.
Select a needle bar by pressing
.
When setting the same speed range for all needle bars, press
.
When modifying the speed range for one
needle bar
When modifying the speed range for all
needle bars
5.
Input a required speed range by pressing ten keys.
6.
After modification is finished, press
END
.
Modified setting is saved and the previous screen is displayed again.
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Chapter 5 Setting
Speed of Each Speed Range
Maximum speed of each range can be set.
Speed can be input in increments of 10rpm.
The upper limit of a speed to be set varies depending on a selected hoop.
1.
Press
2.
Select
by pressing
3.
Press
.
4.
Select a speed range to modify by pressing
.
.
.
Upper limit of speed to be set in each range
Maximum speed
Lowest speed
5.
Input a required speed by pressing ten keys.
6.
After modification is finished, press
END
.
Modified setting is saved and the previous screen is displayed again.
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Chapter 5 Setting
Setting of Mending
Details of mending can be set in case of a thread breakage.
Contents of each setting item are as described below.
Item
Contents
For setting whether to reset a thread breakage error automatically
This function is previously set to
(Manual) upon shipments.
For resetting an error automatically
For resetting an error manually
1.
Press
.
2.
Select
by pressing
3.
Press
.
4.
Press
for modifying a resetting method.
5.
Press
END
.
.
Modified setting is saved and the initial screen is displayed again.
Thread Trimming Length
Length of thread to leave on the needle bar after thread trimming can be set for
each needle bar.
This setting is explained on the basis of the BES-916AC screen.
Thread trimming length can be set within the range of 1 ~ 6.
This function is previously set to 4 upon shipments.
1.
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Press
.
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Chapter 5 Setting
2.
Select
3.
Press
4.
Select a needle bar to modify by pressing
Press
5.
by pressing
.
.
.
for setting the same speed range for all needle bars.
Input thread length by pressing ten keys.
Thread length can be input within the range of 1 ~ 6. Length decreases as the figure decreases.
6.
After setting is finished with all needle bars, press
END
.
Modified setting is saved and the previous screen is displayed again.
Thread Withdrawal Feed Length
Thread withdrawal length can be set before thread trimming.
The input range is 0 ~ 100mm.
This function is previously set to 15mm upon shipments.
1. Press
.
2.
Select
by pressing
.
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3.
Press
.
4.
Input thread withdrawal length by pressing ten keys.
5.
Press
.
END
Modified setting is saved and the previous screen is displayed again.
Inching
Whether to select the inching mode for thread trimming can be set.
This function is previously set to selected upon shipments.
1.
Press
.
2.
Select
by pressing
3.
Press
4.
Set whether to select the inching mode by pressing
5.
Press
.
.
END
.
Modified setting is saved and the previous screen is displayed again.
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Chapter 5 Setting
Sewing Area
An allowable area for sewing can be set.
A maximum sewing area using a flat hoop is as shown below.
450mm
(0, 0)
1
(300mm)
2
(450, 300)
1.
Press
.
2.
Select
by pressing
3.
Press
.
4.
Specify coordinates of the upper left of the sewing area. Move the hoop
.
.
by pressing
Indicates a currently set embroidery area
5.
6.
Press
.
Pressing
set a maximum area designated for a currently set hoop.
Specify coordinates of the lower right of the sewing area. Move the hoop
.
by pressing
7.
Press
Pressing
END
.
restores a status before modification of setting.
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Chapter 5 Setting
Registration of Sewing Start Position
Register a position to start sewing.
When returning to a registered sewing start position, hold down
.
1.
Press the
STOP
and press
key.
The hoop coordinates are displayed.
2.
Shift the hoop to a position to start sewing by pressing the
3.
Press
4.
Press the
END
.
.
key.
Hoop Retract Point
The hoop basic point (retract point) can be set when sewing is interrupted.
When restarting sewing after the hoop is retracted during an interrupt, press
1.
Press
2.
Move the hoop by pressing
.
.
.
Current hoop coordinates
3.
Press
END
.
Modified setting is saved and the initial screen or halt screen is displayed again.
The hoop returns to the initial point.
Cancellation of Setting
1.
Press
once again.
Modified setting is canceled and the initial screen or halt screen is displayed again. The hoop
returns to the initial point.
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Chapter 5 Setting
Hoop Automatic Retract
Set whether to move the hoop automatically to the retract point at the end of sewing.
This function is previously set to no hoop automatic retract upon shipments.
1.
Press
2.
Select whether to retract the hoop automatically by pressing
.
.
For automatically retracting the hoop
For not retracting the hoop automatically
3.
Press
END
.
Modified setting is saved and the initial screen or halt screen is displayed again.
Movement to Registered Sewing Start Point
This operation should be done before starting sewing.
and press
.
1.
Hold down
2.
The hoop moves and the zero point is detected. Then the hoop moves to
STOP
a registered start point.
3.
The initial screen is displayed again.
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Chapter 5 Setting
Setting of Environment
Return to Start Point
Whether to return to the start point after sewing is finished can be set.
1.
Press
2.
Select
3.
twice.
by pressing
.
Press
.
4.
Select
by pressing
.
5.
Select whether to validate a return to the start point by pressing
When the start point return is valid
When the start point return is invalid
6.
Press
.
END
Modified setting is saved and the previous screen is displayed again.
Speed Range
For setting whether to reflect modified machine speed to all needle bars.
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1.
Press
2.
Select
3.
Press
twice.
by pressing
.
.
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.
Chapter 5 Setting
4.
Select
5.
Modify setting by pressing
Press
6.
by pressing
ESC
ESC
Press
.
.
for invalidating the modification.
.
END
Modified setting is saved and the previous screen is displayed again.
Checking the Embroidery Area
The embroidery area can be checked according to the following procedure.
The following two checking methods (rectangle and octagon) can be selected.
Item
Contents
Checking by rectangle tracing
Checking by octagon tracing
1.
Press
twice.
2.
Select
with
3.
Press
.
4.
Press
5.
Press
.
to select
.
to change the settings.
Checking with the rectangle
Checking with the octagon
6.
Press
END
.
The changed settings are stored and the previous screen is displayed.
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Chapter 5 Setting
Feed rate adjustment
A feed rate is adjustable.
A feed rate can be set in the range of "1 (normal)" to "5 (slow)".
This function is previously set to "1" upon shipment.
1.
Press
2.
Select
with
3.
Press
.
4.
Select the desired feed rate with
5.
Press
twice.
.
.
.
END
The new feed rate is saved. The previous screen appears.
Setting of RS-232C Communication Speed
Speed for transferring embroidery data between the operation panel and a personal
computer with BE-100 installed.
The transmission speed can be selected within the range of 9600, 19200, 38400
and 115200. (unit : bps)
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1.
Press
2.
Select
by pressing
3.
Press
.
twice.
.
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4.
Select [RS Speed] by pressing
.
5.
Select cpmmunication speed by pressing
6.
Press
.
.
END
Modified setting is saved and the previous screen is displayed again.
Display Language
A language to display on the screen can be set.
The following languages can be selected.
Display
Contents
JPN
Japanese
Eng
English
Españl
Spanish
fr.
French
1.
Press
twice.
2.
Select
3.
Press
4.
Select [Language] by pressing
by pressing
.
.
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.
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Chapter 5 Setting
5.
Select a language to display by pressing
6.
Press
.
.
END
The previous screen is displayed again with a display in a selected language.
Alarm Sound
Whether to generate a sound in case of an error can be set.
The following sounds can be set.
ON
A sound is generated until the error is reset.
OFF
A sound is generated twice.
5
A sound is generated five times.
1.
Press
twice.
2.
Select
3.
Press
4.
Select [Beep] by pressing
5.
Select a kind of sound by pressing
6.
Press
by pressing
.
.
END
.
.
.
Modified setting is saved and the previous screen is displayed again.
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Chapter 5 Setting
Motive Speed
The startup speed of the main shaft can be set.
The following startup speed can be set.
NOMAL
Starts up the main shaft at the normal speed.
UP
Speeds up the startup speed of the main shaft.
CAP
Speeds up the startup speed of the main shaft when using the cap frame.
FLAT
Speeds up the startup speed of the main shaft when using a frame other
than the cap frame.
1.
Press
twice.
2.
Select
3.
Press
4.
Select "Motive Speed" with
5.
Select the type of the startup speed of the main shaft with
6.
Press the
with
.
.
END
.
.
button.
The changed settings are stored and the previous screen is displayed.
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Chapter 5 Setting
Small-Pitch Deletion
Stitches less than preset can be deleted.
Settings in the range of OFF to 1.0 mm (in units of 0.1 mm) are valid. When OFF
is chosen, stitch deletion is not carried out.
This function is previously set to "OFF" upon shipment.
1.
Press
2.
Select
3.
Press
4.
Select "Del. small stch" with
5.
Select the maximum stitch to be deleted with
6.
Press
twice.
with
.
.
END
.
.
.
The new setting is saved and calculation is performed. The previous screen is displayed.
For example, if 0.3 mm is set, stiches shorter than 0.3 mm are deleted.
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Chapter 5 Setting
XY Feed Power Increase
The frame movement power for positioning before starting embroidering can be
switched.
The following settings can be set.
NOMAL
Frame movement at normal power. (by the jog switches)
UP
Frame movement at increased power (by the jog switches)
This setting is not valid to the frame feed during embroidering.
1.
Press
2.
Select
3.
Press
4.
Select "XY power" with
5.
Select the XY feed power with
6.
Press
twice.
with
.
.
END
.
.
.
The new setting is saved and the previous screen is displayed.
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Chapter 5 Setting
Boring
Whether to validate or invalidate the boring mode and to shift data in case of boring
can be set.
This setting is available only for sewing data which has been created for boring.
The machine itself cannot check if the sewing data is for boring or not. Therefore,
make sure to check the data before starting sewing.
Mount the following optional accessories on the machine before starting sewing.
• Boring knife
• Needle plate for boring, Finger guard
If editing including enlargement, reduction or rotation is done using sewing data
created for boring, the correct sewing may not be available.
This function is previously set to :
• Boring mode valid/invalid :
invalid
• Data shift valid/invalid
:
invalid
Validation/Invalidation of Boring Mode
1.
Press
twice.
2.
Select
3.
Press
4.
Select
5.
Validate or invalidate the boring mode by pressing
by pressing
.
by pressing
.
.
When the boring mode is valid
When the boring mode is invalid
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.
Chapter 5 Setting
Validation/Invalidation of Data Shift
1.
Press
twice.
2.
Select
3.
Press
4.
Select
5.
Validate or invalidate the data shift by pressing
by pressing
.
by pressing
.
.
.
When the data shift is valid
When the data shift is invalid
6.
Press
END
.
Modified setting is saved and the previous screen is displayed again.
Lock Stitch
Lock stitch can be set at the sewing start and end positions and sewing start position
after trimming thread.
Setting lock stitch at the sewing start position
1.
Press
2.
Select
twice.
with
.
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Chapter 5 Setting
3.
Press
4.
Select
5.
Press
.
with
.
to validate or invalidate the lock stitch.
Validating the lock stitch
Invalidating the lock stitch
6.
Press the
button.
END
The changed settings are stored and the previous screen is displayed.
Setting the lock stitch on the sewing send position
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1.
Press
2.
Select
3.
Press
4.
Select
twice.
with
.
with
.
.
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Chapter 5 Setting
5.
Press
to validate or invalidate the lock stitch.
Validating the lock stitch
Invalidating the lock stitch
6.
Press the
button.
END
The changed settings are stored and the previous screen is displayed.
Setting the lock stitch at the sewing start position after thread trimming
1.
Press
2.
Select
3.
Press
4.
Select
5.
Press
twice.
with
.
with
.
.
to validate or invalidate the lock stitch.
Validating the lock stitch
Invalidating the lock stitch
6.
Press the
END
button.
The changed settings are stored and the previous screen is displayed.
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Chapter 5 Setting
Speed Limit in a Short Pitch
Speed can be limited when stitching in a designated pitch.
The pitch can be designated between 0.0 and 2.0 mm in units of 0.1 mm.
The speed can be set from 400 rpm to the maximum speed available for the
current frame in units of 10 rpm.
1.
Press
2.
Select
3.
Press
4.
Designate the stitch length to be limited with
5.
Designate the speed to be limited with
6.
Press the
twice.
with
.
.
END
.
.
button.
The changed settings are stored and the previous screen is displayed.
Invalidating speed limit in a short pitch
1.
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Press the
button after the setting screen is displayed.
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Chapter 5 Setting
2.
Press the
button.
END
The changed settings are stored and the previous screen is displayed.
Feed Timing
The timing of needle drop and hoop movement can be adjusted according to the
cloth thickness.
Either thick or thin cloth can be selected. Thin cloth is set as the standard
thickness.
1.
Press
2.
Select
3.
Press
4.
Select the thickness with
5.
Press the
three times.
with
.
.
END
.
button.
The changed settings are stored and the previous screen is displayed.
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Chapter 5 Setting
Automatic Input Setting
Sewing data can be read from a floppy disk or a computer automatically or
semiautomatically.
The following items can be selected.
Item
Contents
Choose whether or not to read sewing data automatically.
Reads data manually.
Reads data from a floppy disk automatically.
Reads data from a floppy disk semiautomatically.
Reads data from a computer automatically.
Reads data from a computer semiautomatically.
Choose whether or not to continue data reading from the start
automatically on completion of sewing.
Discontinues data reading on completion of sewing.
Continues data reading from the start automatically on
completion of sewing.
Choose whether or not to reflect the initial edit data also in sewing
operations according to other data.
The initial edit data is reflected.
The initial edit data is not reflected.
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1.
Press
2.
Select
3.
Press
three times.
with
.
.
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Chapter 5 Setting
4.
Choose "MANU," "AUTO," or "S-AUTO" with
The following steps are not necessary when
Go to step 8 when you select
Go to step 5 when you select
.
is selected.
.
.
5.
Select
with
.
6.
Press
and choose whether or not to continue data reading from the
start automatically on completion of sewing.
7.
Select
8.
Press
with
.
and choose whether or not to reflect the initial edit data also in
operations according to other data.
This does not appear when "S-AUTO" is
selected in step 4.
9.
For reading data from a floppy disk, insert the floppy disk into the
operation panel.
For reading data from a computer, establish connection with it.
10. Press
END
.
11. Select the desired sewing data item with
, and press
.
"AUTO" or "EM5" appears.
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Chapter 5 Setting
12. Press
. Sewing starts.
"AUTO" or "S-AT" appears.
13. When sewing is complete, press
.
In the automatic mode, the next data is read and the machine is brought to a state of standby.
In the semi-automatic mode, the next sewing data is selected. Select the desired data with
and press
.
14. To discontinue sewing by automatic input, follow steps 1 to 4 and select
. Press
110
END
.
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Chapter 5 Setting
Display of Information
Information about the machine and patterns can be displayed on the screen.
Pattern Information
Detailed information about a selected pattern can be checked.
Contents of information to be displayed are as shown below.
Size of sewing data (mm)
Coordinates of embroidering start point
Coordinates of embroidering end point
Number of stitches
Number of colors
Name of data
1.
Press
three times.
2.
Select
3.
Press
4.
Check information about patterns.
5.
Press
by pressing
.
.
ESC
.
The previous screen is displayed again.
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Chapter 5 Setting
Features of Machine
Detailed information of the machine can be checked.
Contents of information to be displayed are as shown below.
Maximum moving range of flat hoop
Maximum moving range of cap hoop
Number of heads
Number of needle bars per head
1.
Press
three times.
2.
Select
by pressing
3.
Press
.
4.
Check information about the machine.
5.
Press
ESC
.
.
The previous screen is displayed again.
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Chapter 5 Setting
Information about Versions
Information about CPU ROM version, etc. can be checked.
Contents of information to be displayed are as shown below.
Panel CPU ROM version
Main CPU ROM version
Upper axis CPU ROM version
Interface CPU ROM version
Feed wave form table version
1.
Press
three times.
2.
Select
3.
Press
4.
Check information about versions.
by pressing
.
.
The version is displayed by numerical figures (1 ~ 255).
Panel CPU ROM version
Upper axis CPU ROM version
Interface CPU ROM version
Feed wave form table version
Main CPU ROM version
5.
Press
ESC
.
The previous screen is displayed again.
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Chapter 5 Setting
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Chapter 6 Operation of Machine
Chapter 6 Operation of Machine
1. Operating Procedures
1-1 Power Source
1. Turn the power on to the machine.
2. When the machine is equipped with the
shut-off switch unit, Reset the emergency
stop button.
3. When the machine is equipped with the
shut-off switch unit, Press the power
switch.
4. A message is displayed on the LCD.
Power switch
Emergency stop switch
• The alarm sounds three times and the
needle bar and the presser foot move
upward. Then the hoop moves to the zero
point and the sewing data screen is
displayed.
Note) When turning the power off and back it on
again, wait for at least 10 seconds.
1-2 Preparation for Embroidering
• Select embroidering data.
• Using the jog switches (
), determine a position to start embroidering.
Note) An error message is displayed on the LCD if a pattern comes out of the hoop.
• Pressing
starts embroidering.
• After embroidering is finished, the machine is placed in the stand-by state.
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2. Machine Stop
2-1. Stopping the Machine with the stop switch unit
Press the stop switch (option) or
STOP
to
stop the operation of the machine.
The stop switch adopts the push-lock
method.
Stop switch
Resetting Machine Stop
• When the stop switch (option) is locked, the
message, "Release stop SW to operate!",
is displayed on the operation panel.
• To reset the stop switch, turn it
counterclockwise. The knob of the switch
pops up and machine stop is reset.
2-2. Emergency Stop of the Machine with the shut-off switch unit
When the emergency stop switch (option)
is pressed, all power except that for the
fluorescent lamp is turned off.
Power switch
Emergency stop switch
Resetting Emergency Stop (shut-off)
When turning the emergency stop switch
in the direction of the arrow illustrated on
the switch, the knob of the switch pops up
and emergency stop is reset.
Press the power switch to turn on the
power again.
Power switch
Emergency stop switch
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Chapter 6 Operation of Machine
3. Hoop Feed Position
• In order to ease mounting and dismounting of the embroidery hoop, another needle position
can be set as a hoop feed position in the movable area additionally to the current needle
position.
• In order to ease material attachment while operation is suspended, the hoop can be moved
to the feed position at any time by the hoop feed switch.
• The hoop can also be moved to the feed position automatically after embroidering is finished.
Refer to "Hoop Automatic Retract" on Page 93 for details.
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Chapter 6 Operation of Machine
4. Area Check
4-1 External Tracing
• If the check switch is pressed in other
cases than "area over", the rectangular
outline of the pattern is traced.
Embroidering
start position
Note) The outline of pattern can be checked in rectangle or octagon by setting "Checking embroidery area" in "Enviromment 1".
4-2 Automatic Hoop Movement in Area
0.1mm
(Example)
0.1mm
Embroidering area
• If "area over" is displayed, press the check
switch. The hoop automatically moves
inside the embroidering area, where the
pattern is set, at the nearest position.
Note) After finishing the movement inside the area by this function, execute external tracing. Then, check that
the needle and the presser foot do not interfere with the hoop before starting embroidering.
Embroidering area
If the pattern is not held in the embroidering area as shown below, the hoop cannot move into the area.
Enlarge the embroidering area on the operation panel.
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Chapter 6 Operation of Machine
5. Jog Switches
5-1 Hoop Movement to Start Position
The hoop can be moved before starting embroidering and the start position can be set
arbitrarily.
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Chapter 6 Operation of Machine
5-2 Inching Mode during Embroidering (Forcible Hoop Movement)
Note) • Moving the frame greatly in the inching mode may cause an interference with the machine.
Pay utmost care in the inching mode.
• Although the distance of the frame moved in the inching mode is stored even after turning OFF the
power, if the power is turned ON again and sewing is started, the pattern may be embroidered in a
different position. Be sure to use the inching mode appropriately.
1. Press the
while pressing the
switch in order to select the inching mode.
STOP
2. Press the jog switch and the hoop moves
to the direction of the pressed switch.
Note) • Note that the forcible hoop movement will
produce deviation of embroidering by the
amount.
• If the hoop and material are deviated from
each other during embroidering, correct it
by using the jog switches.
3. Pressing the "END" switch
resets the inching mode.
END
4. Press the "START" switch
restarts embroidering.
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Chapter 6 Operation of Machine
6. Detection of Home Position
After the home position is detected, the hoop returns to the initial position.
1.
Press
0
SPACE
while pressing
STOP
with the machine stopped.
Initial screen
122
2.
The hoop moves and the home position is detected.
3.
The initial screen is displayed again.
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Temporary stop screen
Chapter 7 Maintenance
Chapter 7 Maintenance
CAUTION
Turn off the power switch before starting maintenance.
Failure to do so may start the machine unintentionally through an accidental activation of the START switch,
resulting in bodily injuries.
Be sure to wear protective goggles and gloves when handling the lubricating oil or grease, so that no oil or
grease gets into your eyes or onto your skin, otherwise inflammation can result.
Furthermore, do not drink the oil or grease under any circumstances, as they can cause vomiting and
diarrhoea.
Keep the oil out of the reach of children.
• Keep the machine clean at all times to prevent machine trouble.
• Keep the machine clean.
Remove dirt with a soft, dry cloth. If necessary, clean with the detergent-soaked cloth, then wipe off
the detergent with a cloth dampened with (hot) water.
• Caution
Never use benzene or thinner for cleaning the machine.
1. Cleaning
1-1 Cleaning and Lubrication of Rotary Hook
Lubricate these points.
• Clean rotary hooks daily using the brush provided. If a rotary hook is too dirty, cleaning with
a compressor (compressed air) is recommended.
• If thread breakage or rotary hook noise occurs during embroidering, lubricate the race of the
rotary hook.
Note) • Use the dropper provided to supply oil. Use BROTHER's embroidery machine oil (equivalent to Nisseki
Sewing Lub No. 10).
• Supply a proper amount of oil. Any excess may stain fabrics, etc.
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Chapter 7 Maintenance
1-2 Cleaning of Needle Plate
Broken threads left around the movable or fixed knives or the thread holding plate may result
in thread trimming failure or parts damage. Clean them once a month.
Remove broken threads from this section.
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Chapter 7 Maintenance
2. Oiling
To extend the machine's service life, supply oil to the following places at regular intervals.
The models BES-916AC and BES-1216AC adopt centralized wick lubrication (including rotary
hooks). Before daily operation, supply oil as needed while checking the oil level through the
oil window.
(Note) • When oiling, be sure to supply Brother's machine oil (Nisseki Sewing Lube #10 or the equivalent) using
the dropper.
• Excessive oiling may cause the material to be stained.
• Lubricate the rotary hook.
2-1 Head
When the machine has been unpacked or has not been used over a prolonged period
Supply 7 or 8 drops of oil to the points
indicated by the arrows in the figure before
starting operation.
BES-916AC
Supply oil to the top and the bottom of each
needle bar (18 points) daily as shown in the
figure.
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BES-1216AC
Supply oil to the top and the bottom of each
needle bar (24 points) daily as shown in the
figure.
Daily oiling
Supply oil to the points indicated by the
arrows in the figure.
Note) • Refill the machine front tank with oil once a
week.
• The machine front tank may run dry in one
or two hours. Since the tank contains an
oil storage device, it lubricates the machine
gradually even if the tank is empty.
Machine rear
tank
Machine front tank
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Chapter 7 Maintenance
Before operation
Before starting operation of the machine, move the needle case fully to the right and the left, and use
a cloth to wipe greasy dirt off the needle bar guide rail and the pressure foot shaft (indicated by the
arrows in the figure) from the rear of the needle bar case.
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Chapter 8 Adjustment
Chapter 8 Adjustment
CAUTION
Turn off the power switch and pull out the plug
before starting adjustment. Failure to do so may
start the machine unintentionally through an
accidental activation of the START switch, resulting in bodily injuries.
• Adjustment
If adjustment should be made while the power
switch is turned on, pay special attention to your
safety.
Maintenance and inspection of the machine
should be conducted only by trained engineers.
1. Adjusting Needle Bar Height
y
q
t
180°
u
e
r
10.8mm
y
Oil cap
w
Tighten the bolt
uso that the
clearance can be
even.
i
t
Do not hit
this section.
u
i
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Chapter 8 Adjustment
1. Dismount the pulley cover and turn the pulley q until the pulley scale indicates 180° and the
needle bar is set at the lowest position. (The pulley " " mark and the stop mark " " are
aligned.)
2. Insert the positioning bar w into the hole of the pulley q and fix the upper shaft.
Note) Turn the pulley securely in the clockwise direction to eliminate a backlash.
3. Loosen Needle bar guide bracket set screw e and the bolt u of the top dead center stopper
t when the needle tip is positioned 10.8 mm above the center of the rotary hook shaft.
Adjust the position of the needle bar thread guide so that the set screw r on it is turned to
the right by 25 ~ 30°. Tighten Needle bar guide bracket set screw e securely.
Note) When tightening the needle bar clamp set screw e, the hole in the needle bar guide should face the front.
4. After adjustment is finished, remove the positioning bar w.
5. Set the needle bar at the highest position (where the pulley indication mark " " and the
cover indication mark " " are aligned). Lightly press the top dead center stopper t toward
the cushion rubber y, and tighten Socket head bolt for top dead center stopper u while
pressing down the needle bar clamp so that it faces the front.
Note) Make sure that the top dead center stopper does not hit the needle bar guide rail i at this time.
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Chapter 8 Adjustment
When using the bottom dead center gauge
q
180°
Oil cap
w
u
i
o
t
e
y
Cutting
section
e
r
10.8mm
Cutting
section
Tighten the bolt
oso that the
clearance can be
even.
i
!0
u
Do not hit
this section.
o
!0
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Chapter 8 Adjustment
1. Turn the pulley q until the scale of pulley q indicates 180° (where the pulley indication mark
" " and the stop mark " " are aligned) and the needle bar is set at the lowest position.
2. Insert the positioning bar w into the hole of the pulley q and fix the upper shaft.
Note) Turn the pulley securely in the clockwise direction.
3. Insert the bottom dead center gauge e into the rotary hook r.
4. Loosen the screw y of the needle bar clamp t, then move the needle bar up and down until
the needle tip touches the gauge e lightly.
Note) • The needle point should touch the gauge at a place other than the cutting section.
• The bottom dead center gauge should be set in or removed from the rotary hook with its cutting section
facing upward.
5. Tighten the screw y of the needle bar clamp t securely.
6. After adjustment is finished, remove the positioning bar w.
7. Set the needle bar at the highest position (where the pulley indication mark " " and the
cover indication mark " " are aligned). Lightly press the top dead center stopper u toward
the cushion rubber i, and tighten Socket head bolt for top dead center stopper o while
pressing down the needle bar clamp so that it faces the front.
Note) Make sure that the top dead center stopper u does not hit the needle bar guide rail !0 at this time.
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Chapter 8 Adjustment
2. Adjustment of Timing Between Needle and Rotary Hook
2mm
y
r
0.2-0.4mm
q
2mm
w
t
e
1. Select needle bar No. 1.
The above figure shows model BES-916AC. For model BES-1216AC, needle bar No. 12 corresponds to y.
2. Remove two flat countersunk head screws w, and remove needle plate e.
3. Make an adjustment so that the needle is brought to rotary hook r when it rises 2 mm from
the needle bar bottom point (180°) (in the position where the mark " " of the pulley is aligned
with the stop mark " ").
4. Loosen screws t of the rotary hook. Adjust the clearance between the needle and the rotary
hook to 0.2 to 0.4 mm. Tighten the two screws temporarily. The needle bar height will be
about 2 mm (Figure A).
5. Select the second needle bar (bar No. 12 for BES-1216AC) y. Check that a clearance of 0.2
to 0.4 mm is left between the needle and the rotary hook. Tighten the three screws of the
rotary hook.
Note) If the clearance between the needle and the rotary hook is not within 0.2 to 0.4 mm, repeat step 3 and
adjust both clearances at needle bar No. 1 and No. 9 (No. 12 for BES-1216AC) to the range of 0.2 to 0.4 mm
respectively.
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Chapter 8 Adjustment
3. Adjustment of Presser Foot Height
w
q
Material
1. Turn the power switch off.
2. Select the needle bar No. 1.
3. Loosen the screw w of the presser foot q, and adjust the presser foot q until it comes
above the cloth top surface when it is at the alignment position (where the pulley B indication
mark " " and the cover indication mark " " are aligned).
Note) When the presser feet have been adjusted in height, check that each needle lowers to the center of the
presser foot hole.
4. Turn on the power switch and lower presser foot q with the lever.
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Chapter 8 Adjustment
4. Adjustment of Thread Trimmer
1. Bring fixed knife e into contact with spring
pin w of needle plate base q, and tighten
the screw.
y
t
When attaching fixed knife e, adjust the distance from
the knife to hole rof the needle plate to 10 mm.
r
q
10mm
e
w
y
t
2. Advance movable knife t from fixed knife
e by 1.2 mm. Adjust thread trimmer
connecting rod y so as to keep the same
condition even after thread trimming.
1.2mm
e
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Chapter 8 Adjustment
5. Thread Wiper Adjustment
q
e
!0
r
u
y
u
i
Align
t
w
BES-916AC
o
i
Needle
y
1. Move solenoid arm q in the direction of the arrow with your finger. Loosen three bolts e
and adjust thread hook w for smooth movements.
2. If there is a difference in motion between needle bars No. 1 and No. 9 (No. 12 for BES-1216AC),
loosen four screws r and make an adjustment by moving thread presser base t in the
direction of the arrow.
Make sure that no interference will occur when pressure foot y is raised by the solenoid.
3. Move finger guard plate u up and down, and align the top of finger guard i with the tips of
the needles.
4. After the above steps are complete, check thread hook w for smooth movements.
If the thread hook does not move smoothly, apply grease (Grease Tank BR2 (black)) to the gray part of thread guide
solenoid base !0 and check its movements.
Note)
• Care should be taken if the finger guard is inclined. If the finger guard in such a state is pushed excessively toward the needle at the time of color change, it may interfere with the presser foot.
• Then make an adjustment in the crosswise direction by sliding bolt o of finger guard i.
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6. Adjusting the Belt Tension
The belt Tension is adjusted to the optimum tension at the time of shipment from the factory.
However, as the belt is used,it becomes run in and may loosen around the machine pulley
and motor pulley . Use the following procedure to check the belt tension.
q
w
9.8 N of pressure
w
e
Bring a push-pull into contact with belt q. Adjust the deflection of the belt to 8 mm when a
9.8 N pressure is applied. Loosen nut w and adjust nut e for proper deflection.
The machine operating direction is counterclockwise when seen from the machine pulley
end.
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Chapter 9 Error code list
Code
Error Messages
Error
Measures
E-00
ERROR 00
No error occurs.
E-01
ERROR 01
Either motor of main shaft, X- or Y-axis has
locked.
E-02
Overtravel
Overtravel occurs during home position detecting movement.
Turn the power off and on once. If the same error occurs
again, the area sensor is faulty.
E-03
Stop SW was pressed during
home positioning
The stop switch is pressed during home position
detecting movement.
Press the
again.
E-04
Zero positioning is out of range
Zero detecting movement out of range
Turn the power off and on once. If the same error occurs
again, the home position sensor is faulty.
E-05
Needle stop position error
Needle stop position error
Adjust the pulley stop position (100 degrees) above the needle
.
and press the
E-06
Needle bar case position error
Needle bar case position error
This is not usually displayed.
E-07
Needle case lock
Needle bar case lock
Press the
. If the same error occurs again, the color
change mechanism is faulty.
E-08
Stop while needle bar case
transferring
Stop switch or emergency switch was pressed
while the needle bar case is traveling.
This is not usually displayed.
E-09
X-axis home position error
X-axis home position detection error
Turn the power off and on once. If the same error occurs
again, the X-axis mechanism is faulty.
E-0A
Thread breakage error
Thread breaking error
After passing through the thread, press the
E-0B
ERROR 0B
Stop or emergency stop during sewing
E-0C
ERROR 0C
Insufficient bobbin thread
E-0D
ERROR 0D
The machine does not return to the home position.
E-0F
ERROR 0F
Undefined error
E-14
Y-axis home position error
Y-axis home position error
Turn the power off and on once. If the same error occurs
again, the Y-axis mechanism is faulty.
E-15
Press
Stop error during SSP processing (when pressing the stop key while the hoop is moving)
Hoop movement restarts if you press
E-16
ERROR 16
Needle with specified number is out of movable
area.
E-17
ERROR 17
Speed Vol. No. is out of range.
E-1A
ERROR 1A
Destination coordinates error
E-1C
Restart perimeter
The machine stops during mask tracing.
Tracing is cancelled if the
key is pressed when the makey to
chine is stopped during mask tracing. Press the
continue tracing.
E-1D
Stop while transferring to next
repeat pattern
The machine stops while the needle is moving
between patterns during repeat sewing.
This is displayed when the stop switch is pressed while the
to move the hoop again. (It is
hoop is moving. Press the
necessary to press the
again to start sewing.)
This is not usually displayed.
STOP
to restart the home position detecting movement
STOP
STOP
STOP
.
This is not usually displayed.
for reatart.
.
This is not usually displayed.
STOP
Errors E-1C and E-1D are not displayed due to mechanical problems.
E-1F
Presser foot down error
Presser foot down error while searching for
home position just after the power is turned on.
E-21
Area over
Hoop overhang(+X)
E-22
Area over
Hoop overhang(+Y)
E-23
Area over
Hoop overhang(+X, +Y)
E-24
Area over
Hoop overhang(-X)
E-25
Area over
Hoop overhang(+X, -X)
E-26
Area over
Hoop overhang(-X, +Y)
E-27
Area over
Hoop overhang(+X, -X, +Y)
E-28
Area over
Hoop overhang(-Y)
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Press the
. If the same error occurs again, adjust the
presser foot switch.
STOP
Pattern or the needle position is out of the embroidering area.
Reset the embroidering area on the panel or move the hoop to
the sewable position.
Chapter 9 Error code list
Code
Error Messages
Error
Measures
E-29
Area over
Hoop overhang(+X, -Y)
E-2A
Area over
Hoop overhang(+Y, -Y)
E-2B
Area over
Hoop overhang(+X, +Y, -Y)
E-2C
Area over
Hoop overhang(-X, -Y)
E-2D
Area over
Hoop overhang(+X, -X, -Y)
E-2E
Area over
Hoop overhang(-X, +Y, -Y)
E-2F
Area over
Hoop overhang(+X, -X, +Y, -Y)
E-31
Area over
Needle overhang(+X)
E-32
Area over
Needle overhang(+Y)
E-33
Area over
Needle overhang(+X, +Y)
E-34
Area over
Needle overhang(-X)
E-36
Area over
Needle overhang(-X, +Y)
E-38
Area over
Needle overhang(-Y)
E-39
Area over
Needle overhang(+X, -Y)
E-3C
Area over
Needle overhang(-X, -Y)
E-41
This function is not supported.
Turn off the power
Invalid start-up error
Turn the power off and on once.
E-42
ERROR 42
XY movement error
Press the
E-43
Slave I/F EEPROM read error
Slave I/F EEPROM read error
Turn the power off and on once. If the same error occurs
again, the main PC is faulty.
E-A1
Main(Z) motor lock
Spindle motor lock
Press the
. If it occurs frequently, the main shaft mechanism is faulty.
E-A5
ERROR A5
Spindle motor CPU error
E-A6
ERROR A6
Main shaft motor CPU communication command error
E-A7
ERROR A7
Main shaft motor CPU send/receive error
E-A8
ERROR A8
Main shaft stop position signal error
Adjust the pulley stop position (100 degrees) above the needle
. If the error occurs frequently, the parts
and press the
related to the main shaft stop position sensor are faulty.
E-A9
Spindle CPU parameter error
Spindle CPU parameter error
This is not usually displayed.
E-C1
ERROR C1
Area over during embroidering
Set the embroidering area again on the panel.
E-C2
Wiper out error
Wiper out error
If the wiper is tangled with a thread, remove it. Press the
E-C3
ERROR C3
Embroidering data buffer empty
E-C9
Embroidering start error
Embroidering start error
E-CA
ERROR CA
No sewing permisson
E-CB
Spindle rotation speed error
Spindle rotation speed error
Press the
to cancel the error and press the
. If the same
error occurs again, there is a possibility that the spindle is overloaded.
E-CD
ERROR CD
Speed command can not be received.
Turn the power off and on once. If the same error occurs
again, the main PCB is faulty.
Pattern or the needle position is out of the embroidering area.
Reset the embroidering area on the panel or move the hoop to
the sewable position.
STOP
.
STOP
This is not usually displayed.
STOP
STOP
.
This is not usually displayed.
STOP
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Code
Error Messages
Error
E-E3
Exhaust fan motor stop
Cooling fan motor stop.
E-E5
ERROR E5
Over-run error during interfacing to main PCB
CPU
E-E6
ERROR E6
Framing error during interfacing to main PCB
CPU
E-E7
ERROR E7
Parity error during interfacing to main PCB CPU
E-E8
ERROR E8
Receiving time up error during interfacing to
main PCB CPU
E-E9
ERROR E9
Send/Receive inconsistent error during interfacing to main PCB CPU
E-EA
ERROR EA
ACK code receiving error during interfacing to
main PCB CPU
E-EB
ERROR EB
Send/Receive ID code error during interfacing to
main PCB CPU
E-EC
ERROR EC
Send data checksum error during interfacing to
main PCB CPU
E-ED
ERROR ED
Data empty error during interfacing to main PCB
CPU
E-EF
ERROR EF
Receiving error on interface
E-F1
ERROR F1
Send time up error
E-F2
ERROR F2
Request-to-waiting time up error
E-F3
ERROR F3
Request-to-recive time up error
E-F4
ERROR F4
Receive command error
E-F5
ERROR F5
NACK code receiving error
E-F6
ERROR F6
Data requested for needle position can not be
returned.
E-F7
ERROR F7
It is not receive command for the request one.
E-F8
ERROR F8
PRE code error
E-F9
ERROR F9
No applicable command
E-FA
ERROR FA
Interface receive data sum check error
E-FB
ERROR FB
Send time up error
E-FF
ERROR FF
No status is returned from main shaft CPU.
Measures
Turn off the power and check the fan harness. Turn on the
power again. If the same error occurs again, the fan or the
main PCB is faulty.
This is not usually displayed.
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If there is any indication of trouble with the
machine, check and correct as described in
the table. If the trouble cannot be corrected,
turn off the power and contact your distributor for corrective actions.
Chapter 10 Troubleshooting
Mechanical Section
Problem
Thread breakage
Check Point
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
Check these points once again
•
•
•
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•
•
•
Is the machine properly threaded?
Is thread tension too high?
Is the rotary hook assembly clogged?
Is there thread in the bobbin?
Is the needle bent?
Is there a rough edge or flaw on the needle plate, rotary hook, or
bobbin case that might cut the thread?
Is the needle installed correctly (direction, angle, etc.)
Is the presser foot in contact with the material?
Are the thread thickness and needle size correct?
Is a thread with right-hand twist being used? (If such a thread is
used, replace with a thread with left-hand twist.)
Is there any adhesive on the needle?
Is the material tension too weak?
Is there too much play between the outer rotary hook and inner
rotary hook?
Does the outer rotary hook turn smoothly?
Is the clearance between the rotary hook stopper and the rotary
hook adjusted correctly?
Does the thread come out from the bobbin case smoothly?
Needle (presser foot) interference
with embroidery hoop
• Is the embroidery hoop too small?
• Check the size and needle start position in the sewing data.
Needle breakage
•
•
•
•
•
Not embroidered properly
• Is the material edge caught in the machine?
(Are embroidery hoop and other related parts operating
correctly?)
• Is the material stretched properly?
• Is thread tension proper?
Does the lower thread come out smoothly?
Is the needle attached correctly (direction, height, etc.)?
Is the needle bent?
Is the rotary hook attached correctly?
Is the timing set correctly?
Is there any backlash with the needle bar case (back/forth and
right/left)?
• Is the rotary hook stopper correctly attached to stop the rotary
hook?
• Is the needle size correct and the tip sharp?
• Does the thread pass through the hole center of the presser
foot?
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Chapter 10 Troubleshooting
Problem
Check Point
Machine operation abnormal
•
•
•
•
Is any set screw of the rotary encoder loosened?
Is any set screw of the machine pulley loosened?
Is any set screw of the machine motor pulley loosened?
Is embroidery data normal?
Machine operation abnormal
• Is the XY carriage belt damaged?
• Are any set screws for the XY pulley loosened?
• Are any set screws for the coupling of the XY pulse motor
loosened?
Upper shaft locks at a certain point
in one cycle
• Is the thread take-up stopped due to interference with the upper
case cover?
[Adjustment]
Thread take-up
Upper case cover
Bolt
Check these points once again
Needle case
Thread take-up
operating lever
Loosen the hexagon socket head cap screw of the thread takeup operating lever and adjust the take-up movable range.
Tighten it securely afterwards.
• Are the needle bar clamp and the top dead center stopper
positioned correctly?
Upper shaft pulley does not turn.
• Is the presser foot lifted at a retract position when the power is
turned on?
Lower the presser foot using the lever.
Stitches cannot be made.
• Is the needle attached properly?
• Is the timing of the needle and rotary hook correct?
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Cautions
• Be sure to turn off the power of the machine and unplug the power cord before checking cable
connections.
• When you check connection of the cables as instructed in this manual, also check connection and
continuity between connectors.
• Carry out items described in the "Measures" section in order of appearance.
• Some checks and replacement works can be conducted only by repair people. In such cases,
contact your dealer.
Symptom
Measures
The machine does not operate even
if the power is turned on.
• Is the power cord of the machine plugged in?
Plug in the power cord.
• Is the connector in the control box connected?
Connect it after checking the types and colors of the connectors.
• Is fuse F1 or F5 on the power PCB in the control box blown?
Replace the fuse with a new one. If the fuse is blown again,
something is faulty. Check to see if the wiring is correct. Replace
the control box with a new one.
The machine does not operate even
if the power is turned on.
The message, "Release stop SW to
operate!", is displayed on the panel.
• Is the stop switch (Option) turned on?
Reset the stop switch.
An overtravel error occurs.
• Is the frame within the cap frame area?
Move the frame within the cap frame area and turn on the power.
• Check to see if the signal of the X area sensor turns ON and OFF in
PORT test mode.
When the signal does not change, refer to the block diagram showing
the cable connections and check to see if connection from the X cap
sensor to the main PCB is proper. Replace the X cap sensor with a
new one.
The needle stop position error occurs.
• Is the pulley manually turned and out of the stop angle?
Turn the pulley, adjust the needle at the stop position, and reset the
error.
• Check the signal of the stop position sensor in the encoder test mode.
Refer to the adjustment or cable connection block diagram and
check connection from the needle position detention sensor to the main
PCB. Replace the needle position detection sensor with a new one.
• Is the main shaft brake solenoid operating?
If not, refer to the block diagram showing the cable connections and
check to see if the connections from the brake solenoid to the power
PCB and from connector P27 of the power PCB to connector P1 of the
main PCB are proper.
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Symptom
Measures
The needle stop position error occurs.
• Are there any problems with the main shaft mechanism? (i.e., The
screw of the main shaft pulley is loose.)
The needle bar case lock error occurs.
• Is the INDEX motor rotating?
If not, refer to the block diagram showing the cable connections and
check to see if connection from the INDEX motor to the main PCB is
proper.
Check the resistance values of pins 1 and 2 and pins 3 and 4 at the
connector section of the INDEX motor. The normal resistance value is
approximately 10 Ω.
If it is not normal, replace the INDEX motor with a new one. Also
replace the main PCB with a new one.
• Manually turn the color change pulley.
If it is abnormally heavy, adjust the color change mechanism and
the needle bar case.
• Start the machine after invalidating its initial setting and enter the needle
bar case test mode. Do figures on the panel change when the color
change pulley is manually turned?
If not, check to see if connection from the needle bar position sensor
to connector P7 of the head PCB is proper.
• Replace the needle bar position sensor (potentiometer) with a new
one.
• Replace the head PCB with a new one.
X-axis or Y-axis home position detection error occurs.
• Was the XY carriage moving?
If so, refer to the block diagram showing the cable connections and
check to see if connection from the X and Y area sensor to the main
PCB is proper.
• Was the XY motor rotating?
If so, check the XY carriage mechanism.
• If the XY motor is not rotating, refer to the cable connection block
diagram and check to see if connection from the XY motor to the main
PCB is proper.
The thread breakage error frequently
occurs although thread is not broken.
• Enter the needle bar case test mode and turn the thread breakage
sensor pulley while switching the needle bar from number 1 in
ascending order.
If there is no problem, lower the thread breakage sensitivity value of
the machine controller. (The standard value is 0.)
• Check connection from the thread breakage sensor PCB to the head
PCB if the number does not blink.
• Replace the thread breakage sensor PCB with a new one.
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Symptom
Measures
The main shaft motor lock error occurs.
• Enter the encoder signal mode and manually turn the main shaft pulley.
If it is abnormally heavy, the main shaft mechanism is faulty.
• Does the main shaft motor rotate at all when the error occurs?
If it does not rotate at all, check fuse F1 and F5 on the power supply
PCB in the control box. Refer to the block diagram showing the cable
connections and check to see if connection from the main shaft motor
to the main PCB is proper. Also check connection of connectors P15
and P16 of the main PCB and connectors P1 and P2 on the power
PCB in the box, and connection from connector P14 of the main PCB
to the 14v terminal of the power transformer.
• Manually turn the main shaft pulley in the encoder signal test mode
and check to see if the stop position signal and encoder signal are
proper.
If either of the signals does not change, refer to the block diagram
showing the cable connections and check to see if connection from the
encoder and stop position sensor to the main PCB is proper.
ERROR A8 frequently occurs.
• In the encoder signal test mode, manually turn the main shaft pulley
and check to see that the stop position signal is correct.
If the signal does not change, refer to the cable connection block
diagram and check to see if connection from the stop position sensor
to the main PCB is proper.
Wiper out error occurs.
• Does the wiper remain projected?
If the wiper is tangled with a thread, remove it. If the wiper does not
return smoothly, adjust it.
• Enter the solenoid test mode and operate the wiper solenoid. Check
the icon on the panel.
If the panel is not changed, check to see if connection from the
wiper sensor to the head PCB is proper. Replace the wiper sensor
with a new one. Replace the head PCB with a new one.
Main shaft rotation speed error occurs.
• Enter the encoder signal test mode and manually turn the main shaft
pulley.
If it is abnormally heavy, the main shaft mechanism is faulty.
• Refer to the block diagram showing the cable connections and check
to see if connection from the main shaft motor to the main PCB is
proper. Also check the connection from connectors P14 of the main
PCB to the 14v terminal of the power transformer.
Exhaust fan motor stops.
• Refer to the block diagram showing the cable connections and check
to see if connection of connector P22 of the main PCB in the control
box is proper.
• Check fuse F3 on the power supply PCB.
If it is blown, replace it with a new one. If it becomes blown again,
the 24v system circuit is faulty.
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Symptom
Measures
ERROR E5 to ERROR FF frequently
occur.
• Replace the main PCB with a new one.
All solenoids of head do not operate.
• Refer to the block diagram showing cable connections and check fuse
F2 on the power supply PCB.
If it is blown, replace it with a new one. The 60v circuit is faulty if the
fuse is blown immediately after turning on the power even after
replacing the fuse.
Jump solenoid does not operate.
• Check to see if connection from the jump solenoid to connector P10 of
the head PCB is proper.
• Check the resistance value of the jump solenoid which does not operate
with the connector section. The normal resistance value is
approximately 185Ω.
If it is faulty, replace the solenoid with a new one. In this case, the
head PCB may also be faulty. Also replace the head PCB with a new
one if it does not operate properly even after replacing the solenoid.
• Replace the head PCB with a new one.
Wiper solenoid does not operate.
• Check to see if connection from the wiper solenoid to connector P11 of
the head PCB is proper.
• Check the resistance value of the wiper solenoid which does not
operate with the connector section. The normal resistance value is
approximately 28Ω.
If it is faulty, replace the solenoid with a new one. In this case, the
head PCB may also be faulty. Also replace the head PCB with a new
one if it does not operate properly even after replacing the solenoid.
• Replace the head PCB with a new one.
Pickker solenoid does not operate.
• Check to see if connection from the pickker solenoid to connector P8
of the head PCB is proper.
• Check the resistance value of the pickker solenoid which does not
operate with the connector section. The normal resistance value is
approximately 426Ω.
If it is faulty, replace the solenoid with a new one. In this case, the
head PCB may also be faulty. Also replace the head PCB with a new
one if it does not operate properly even after replacing the solenoid.
• Replace the head PCB with a new one.
Thread trimmer solenoid does not
operate.
• Check to see if connection from the thread trimmer solenoid to
connector P20 of the main PCB is proper.
• Check the resistance value of the thread trimmer solenoid which does
not operate with the connector section. The normal resistance value is
approximately 27Ω.
If it is faulty, replace the solenoid with a new one. In this case, the
main PCB may also be faulty. Also replace the main PCB with a new
one if it does not operate properly even after replacing the solenoid.
• Replace the main PCB with a new one.
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Symptom
Measures
Pressor foot solenoid does not operate.
• Check to see if connection from the pressor foot solenoid to connector
P20 of the main PCB is proper.
• Check the resistance value of the pressor foot solenoid which does not
operate with the connector section. The normal resistance value is
approximately 80Ω.
If it is faulty, replace the solenoid with a new one. In this case, the
main PCB may also be faulty. Also replace the mainPCB with a new
one if it does not operate properly even after replacing the solenoid.
• Replace the main PCB with a new one.
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of Optional Equipment
Connection and Installation of Optional Equipment
Attaching Bobbin Winder
Mounting method
1. Loosen four screws q and remove table (L)
w.
t
y
w
2. Attach spool shaft B t to the removed
table (L) w with washer e and nut r.
Mount table (L) w on the machine with four
screws. Fit spool mat A y to spool shaft B
t.
q
e
r
i
o
u
!1
!2
!0
3. Attach bobbin winder guide bracket u to the cotton stand i with screws.
4. Attach bobbin winder assembly !0 equipped with bobbin winder plate o using two screws,
washers, and nuts. Fit the connector !2 on the bobbin winder side to nylon connector !1.
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Winding lower thread
t
i
e
u
y
r
o
q
w
1. Turn on the power switch.
2. Fit bobbin q to the bobbin winder shaft w.
3. Pass a thread through thread guide e.
4. Wind the thread around bobbin q several times in the direction of the arrow.
5. Press bobbin hold r.
Note) • If the thread cannot be wound evenly, loosen screw t and move thread guide e from side to side for
adjustment.
• To wind more thread around the bobbin, loosen screw y and shift bobbin hold r.
6. After winding is finished, remove the bobbin from the bobbin winder shaft and trim the thread
using tread trimmer u.
Note) • If the thread passed though thread guide e comes off, loosen knob i. If the thread is wound loosely,
tighten knob i.
• If circuit protector o is activated, the bobbin winder motor does not rotate. Wait for a while until the
motor cools and press the circuit protector. (If the motor is still hot, the pressed circuit protector will
come out.)
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