DURKOPP ADLER H868 Technical data

H868
Operating Manual
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Table of contents
1
About this manual ...............................................................................3
1.1
1.2
1.3
1.4
1.5
1.6
1.7
Area of applicability ...............................................................................3
Target group ..........................................................................................3
Symbols and characters used ...............................................................4
Other documents ...................................................................................4
Liability...................................................................................................5
Transportation .......................................................................................5
Intended use..........................................................................................5
2
Performance description ....................................................................7
2.1
2.2
2.3
2.4
Features ................................................................................................7
Declaration of conformity (CE) ..............................................................8
Additional equipment .............................................................................8
Technical data .......................................................................................9
3
Safety instructions ............................................................................11
3.1
3.2
Basic safety instructions ......................................................................11
Signal words and symbols used in warnings.......................................12
4
Device description.............................................................................15
5
Operation............................................................................................17
5.1
5.2
5.3
5.4
5.5
5.6
5.6.1
5.6.2
5.7
5.8
5.9
5.10
5.11
5.12
5.13
5.14
5.15
5.15.1
5.15.2
5.15.3
5.16
Switching the power supply on and off ................................................17
Inserting and replacing the needle ......................................................18
Threading in the needle thread............................................................19
Inserting and winding on the hook thread............................................22
Replacing the hook thread bobbin.......................................................25
Adjusting the thread tension ................................................................26
Adjusting the needle thread tension ....................................................27
Adjusting the hook thread tension .......................................................28
Setting the thread regulator .................................................................29
Lifting the sewing feet..........................................................................30
Locking the sewing feet in the upper position......................................30
Sewing foot pressure...........................................................................31
Sewing foot stroke ...............................................................................32
Stitch length.........................................................................................34
Setting quick functions at the keypad ..................................................36
Sewing.................................................................................................39
Maintenance ........................................................................................40
Cleaning the machine..........................................................................41
Checking the oil level...........................................................................42
Checking the pneumatic system..........................................................44
Customer service.................................................................................46
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Set-up .................................................................................................47
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6.1
6.2
6.3
6.4
6.5
6.6
6.7
6.8
6.9
6.10
6.11
6.11.1
6.11.2
6.12
6.13
6.13.1
6.13.2
6.13.3
6.14
6.14.1
6.14.2
6.15
6.16
Checking the scope of delivery............................................................47
Removing the transport securing devices ...........................................49
Fitting the frame components ..............................................................49
Fitting the pedal ...................................................................................50
Completing the table plate...................................................................50
Fastening the table plate to the frame .................................................52
Fitting the controller .............................................................................53
Fitting the setpoint device....................................................................54
Inserting the machine upper section....................................................55
Fitting the oil extraction line .................................................................56
Fitting the knee lever ...........................................................................57
Fitting the electric knee lever...............................................................57
Fitting the mechanical knee lever ........................................................58
Fitting the control panel .......................................................................59
Electrical connection............................................................................61
Fitting the sewing lamp........................................................................61
Fitting and connecting the sewing lamp transformer ...........................62
Connecting the direct drive..................................................................64
Pneumatic connection .........................................................................64
Fitting the maintenance unit ................................................................64
Setting the operating pressure ............................................................66
Lubrication ...........................................................................................67
Sewing test ..........................................................................................69
7
Decommissioning..............................................................................71
8
Disposal..............................................................................................73
9
Appendix ............................................................................................75
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About this manual
1 About this manual
This operating manual for the special sewing machine H868 was
compiled with the utmost care. It contains information and notes
in order to make long-term and reliable operation possible.
Should you notice any discrepancies or if you have improvement
requests, then we would be glad to receive your feedback,
 Section 5.16 Customer service.
Please regard the operating manual as part of the product and
keep it in a safe place where it can be easily accessed. Read the
operating manual completely prior to using the unit for the first
time. Only pass the product on to third parties together with the
operating manual.
1.1 Area of applicability
This manual describes the intended use and the set-up of the
special sewing machine H868.
1.2 Target group
The operating manual is intended for:
• Operating personnel:
This group of employees has been trained in operating the
machine and can access the operating manual. Specifically
 Section 5 Operation is important for this group of
employees.
• Specialized staff:
This group of employees has the appropriate technical training
allowing them to perform maintenance on the sewing unit or to
repair faults. Specifically  Section 6 Set-up is important for
this specialized staff. Service instructions are supplied
separately.
With regard to minimum qualification and other requirements to
be met by the personnel, please also observe  Section 3 Safety
instructions.
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1.3 Symbols and characters used
Different information is depicted or highlighted in this operating
manual by the following characters for easier and quicker
understanding:
Symbol/character
Meaning
•
Lists are identified by bullet points.
1.
Instructions are numbered and have to
be performed in the specified order.
2.

References to further information in this
operating manual or other documents
are identified by this symbol.
Safety
Important warnings for the user of the sewing machine are
specifically marked. Because safety constitutes an area of major
importance, hazard symbols, levels of risk, and their signal words
are described separately in  Section 3 Safety instructions.
Location
information
Information on where something is positioned using the terms
"right" or "left" must always be regarded from the operator's
point of view if the figure gives no other obvious indication for
determining the location.
1.4 Other documents
The device contains built-in components from other manufacturers. The respective manufacturers have carried out hazard assessments for these purchased parts and confirmed compliance
of the design with the applicable European and national regulations. The intended use of the built-in components is described in
the corresponding manuals of the manufacturers.
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1.5 Liability
All information and notes in this operating manual have been
compiled in accordance with the latest technology and the
applicable standards and regulations.
The manufacturer accepts no liability for any damage due to:
•
•
•
•
•
•
Breakage and transport
Failure to observe the operating manual
Improper use
Unauthorized modifications to the machine
The deployment of untrained personnel
Using spare parts not approved
1.6 Transportation
Dürkopp Adler cannot be held liable for any damage during
transport. Check the delivered product immediately after receiving
it. Report any damage to the last transport manager. This also
applies if the packaging is not damaged.
Keep the machines, devices, and packaging material in the
condition they were at the time the damage was identified. That
secures any claims towards the transport company.
Report all other complaints to Dürkopp Adler immediately after
receiving the product.
1.7 Intended use
The Dürkopp Adler H868 is for intended for sewing moderately
heavy to heavy material. Moderately heavy material requires
needles strengths of 140 – 180 Nm, heavy material requires
needles strengths of 180 - 250 Nm.
The machine is only intended for processing dry material.
The material must contain no hard objects.
The sewing machine is intended for industrial use.
The machine may only be set up and operated in dry conditions
on well-maintained premises. If the machine is operated on
premises that are not dry and well-maintained, then further
measures may be required which must be compatible with
EN 60204-31:1999.
Only authorized/trained persons may work on the machine.
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The manufacturer will not be held liable for damage resulting from
improper use.
WARNING
Danger due to high voltage, crushing and sharp
objects.
Improper use can result in injuries.
Please follow all instructions in the manual.
ATTENTION
Improper use could result in material damage.
Please follow all instructions in the manual.
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Performance description
2 Performance description
The Dürkopp Adler special sewing machine H868 is equipped with
an extra-large 3XL hook with a 40 mm bobbin diameter.
The clearance under the sewing feet when lifted is max. 25 mm.
The subclasses have a DC drive with a reversing mechanism,
required in order to position the needle above the feet.
The special sewing machine positions the needle at the end of
the seam and has an electropneumatic foot lifter above the sewing
pedal.
A safety snap-on coupling prevents any misadjustment or damage
to the hook in the event of a thread jamming.
Automatic wick lubrication with an oil level indicator at the column
eases lubrication of the machine and hook.
The special sewing machine is equipped with a 6-key keypad. An
additional switch is located in easy reach of the sewer and can be
assigned 6 functions.
Possible operating functions:
•
•
•
•
•
•
Manual sewing in reverse
Needle up / down
Call up the start or end strip or bartack suppression
Second stitch length
Switchable thread tension
Lower the middle stop
2.1 Features
Upper part of the machine
• Single-needle column double lockstitch version
• Double-needle column double lockstitch version
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2.2 Declaration of conformity (CE)
The machine complies with the European regulations specified in
the declaration of conformity or in the installation declaration.
2.3 Additional equipment
A flexible system of additional equipment allows optimal, low-cost
equipping of the special sewing machine to suit the respective
application.
Order number

= Standard equipment

= Optional expansion
Additional equipment
H868190361
H868290361

0868 590014
Residual-thread monitor for the hook thread, 3XL
hook, 1-needle machines
0868 590024
Residual-thread monitor for the hook thread, 3XL
hook, 2-needle machines
0867 490010
Operating panel bracket


9822 510003
Halogen sewing lamp for upper sewing machine
section


9880 867100
Sewing lamp attachment set


0798 500088
Sewing lamp transformer for halogen sewing
lamp


9880 867103
1-diode sewing lamp with attachments


9880 867118
Integrated diode sewing lamp


9850 001089
Power supply unit for integrated sewing lamp and
1-diode sewing lamp


0797 003031
Pneumatic connection package for connecting
frames with maintenance unit


N800 080007
Rollers and straight stop


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Performance description
Order number
Additional equipment
H868190361
H868290361


N800 080033
Swiveling end stop, with stop, roller and seam
middle guide
N800 005650
Seam center guide from front, pneumatically
switched
9835 901005
Memo dongle, external memory, for data
transmission with DA Classic control


0867 590984
Thread clamp with thread wiper function (FK kit)


9081 300001
Tool set for M-type


0867 590684
Electronic handwheel


MG55 400364
Frame set for motor, attached to the upper
section, table plate 1060 x 600 mm with pedal
(MG 55-3)



2.4 Technical data
Technical data
H868190361
Length/width/height [mm]
Weight without/with direct drive [kg]
H868290361
650/280/690
72
74
stitch type
Lockstitch 301
Hook type
Vertical, oversize (3XL)
Number of needles
Needle system
Maximum needle strength [Nm]
Sewing thread thickness
Stitch length, forwards / backwards [mm]
Number of adjustable stitch lengths
Maximum number of stitches
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2
328 (794 and 7x23 are possible
after conversion)
250
8/3, braided thread 1.2 mm
12 / 12
2
1800
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H868190361
Technical data
H868290361
Number of stitches on delivery
1600
Stitch quantity reduction for stitch lengths of 6 – 12 mm
1200
Stitch quantity reduction for strokes of
1 – 3 mm
1800
Reduction of the number of stitches with stroke exceeding
4 mm
1500
Reduction of the number of stitches with stroke exceeding
6 mm
1200
Reduction of the number of stitches with stroke exceeding
9 mm
1000
Maximum stroke height (only with reversing mechanism)
25
Maximum sewing foot stroke
9
Positive operating pressure [bar]
6
Air consumption [NL]
0.7
Rated voltage [V/Hz]
1x230 V - 50/60 Hz
Rated power [kVA]
10
375 W
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Safety instructions
3 Safety instructions
This section contains basic instructions for your safety. Read the
instructions carefully before setting up, programming, maintaining,
or operating the machine. Make sure to follow the information
included in the safety instructions. Failure to do this can result in
serious injury and damage to the machine.
3.1 Basic safety instructions
The machine may only be used as described in this manual.
The operating manual must be available at the machine's location
at all times.
Work on live components and equipment is prohibited. Exceptions
are defined in the specifications in DIN VDE 0105.
For the following work, the machine must be disconnected from
the power supply using the main switch or by disconnecting the
power plug:
Replacing the needle or other sewing tools
Leaving the workplace
Performing maintenance work and repairs
Incorrect or faulty spare parts can impair safety
and damage the machine. Therefore only use original spare parts
from the manufacturer.
Feed
Use a sturdy lifting carriage or forklift for transporting the machine.
Raise the machine max. 20 mm and secure it against slipping off.
Set-up
The connecting cable must have a power plug approved in the
specific country. The power plug may only be connected to the
power cable by a qualified specialist.
Operator's
obligations
Observe the country specific safety and accident prevention
regulations and the legal regulations concerning industrial safety
and the protection of the environment.
All warnings and safety signs on the machine must always be in
legible condition and may not be removed. Missing or damaged
labels must be replaced immediately.
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Requirements to
be met by the
personnel
The machine may only be set up by qualified specialists.
Maintenance work and repairs may only be carried out by qualified
specialists.
Work on electrical equipment may only be carried out by qualified
specialists.
Only authorized persons may work on the machine. Every person
who works on the machine must have read the operating manual
first.
Operation
Inspect the machine while in use for any externally visible damage.
Interrupt your work if you notice any changes to the machine.
Report any changes to your supervisor. A damaged machine may
not be used any more.
Safety
equipment
Safety equipment may not be removed or put out of service. If this
cannot be avoided for a repair operation, the safety equipment
must be refitted and put back into service immediately afterwards.
3.2 Signal words and symbols used in warnings
Warnings in the text are distinguished by color bars. The color
scheme is oriented towards the severity of the danger. Signal
words specify the severity of a danger:
Signal words
Signal words and the endangerment that they describe:
Signal word
Symbols
Endangerment
DANGER
Resulting in death or serious injury.
WARNING
Death or serious injury possible.
CAUTION
Moderate to minor injuries possible.
ATTENTION
Damage possible.
In the case of dangers to personnel, the following symbols indicate
the type of hazard:
Symbol
Type of danger
General danger
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Symbol
Type of danger
Danger due to electric shock
Danger due to sharp objects
Danger due to crushing
Examples
Examples of the layout of the safety instructions in the text:
DANGER
Type and source of the danger
Consequences in the event of noncompliance
Measures for avoiding the danger
This is what a hazard note looks like for a hazard
that will result in serious injury or even death if not
complied with.
WARNING
Type and source of the danger
Consequences in the event of noncompliance
Measures for avoiding the danger
This is what a hazard note looks like for a hazard
that could result in serious injury or even death if
not complied with.
CAUTION
Type and source of the danger
Consequences in the event of noncompliance
Measures for avoiding the danger
This is what a hazard note looks like for a hazard
that could result in moderate or minor injury if not
complied with.
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ATTENTION
Type and source of the danger
Consequences in the event of noncompliance
Measures for avoiding the danger
This is what a hazard note looks like for a hazard that
could result in material damage if not complied with.
ATTENTION
Type and source of the danger
Consequences in the event of noncompliance
Measures for avoiding the danger
This is what an hazard note looks like for a hazard
that could result in environmental damage if not
complied with.
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Device description
4 Device description
Figure 1: Product overview
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1
11
2
10
3
9
4
8
5
7
6
(1) - Unwinding bracket with thread
reel holder
(2) - Handwheel
(3) - Bobbin winder for the hook
thread
(4) - Oil level indicator
(5) - Adjusting wheels for the stitch
length
(6) - Stitch adjustment lever
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(7) (8) (9) (10) (11) -
Hook
Sewing foot with needle
Keypad on the machine arm
Thread tensions
Adjusting wheel for the sewing
foot pressure
(12) - Adjusting wheels for the
sewing foot stroke
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Device description
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Operation
5 Operation
5.1 Switching the power supply on and off
The lower main switch (2) on the control regulates the power
supply.
Figure 2: Switching the power supply on and off
1
2
3
4
(1) (2) (3) (4) -
Switch for the sewing lamp
Main power supply switch
Indicator lamp on the controller
Indicator lamp on the keypad for quick functions
To switch on the power:
• Press the main switch (2) down to position I.
The indicator lamps (3) and (4) light up.
To switch off the power:
• Press the main switch (2) up to position 0.
The indicator lamps (3) and (4) go out.
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5.2 Inserting and replacing the needle
WARNING
Risk of injury by the needle point and moving
parts
Switch off the sewing machine before replacing the
needle.
Do not touch the needle point.
Figure 3: Inserting and replacing the needle
1
4
2
(1) (2) (3) (4) -
Needle bar
Needle screw
Hook
Groove
3
1. Turn the handwheel back until the needle bar (1) reaches the
upper end position.
2. Loosen the needle screw (2).
3. Pull the needle out towards the bottom.
4. Insert the new needle.
5. Align the needle in such a way that the groove (4) faces the
hook (3).
6. Tighten the needle screw (2).
2-needle
machines
Note on 2-needle machines:
The procedure for the second needle of 2-needle machines is
identical.
• Align the needles in such a way that the grooves face away
from each other. Each groove then faces the hook that
belongs to this needle.
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WARNING
Damage to the hook point or needle possible
due to incorrect distance from the hook.
The distance between the hook and the needle
only needs to be adjusted if the new needle has
a different size.
After changing the needle size, adjust the hook
distance.
For more information see  Service manual.
5.3 Threading in the needle thread
WARNING
Risk of injury by the needle point and moving
parts
Switch off the sewing machine before inserting the
thread.
Figure 4: Thread guide on the unwinding bracket and machine arm
2
(1) - Thread stand
(2) - Guide on the unwinding
bracket
1
1. Fit the thread reel on the thread reel holder (1).
2. Insert the thread from the rear to the front through a hole in
the guide.
Thread the unwinding bracket (2).
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Figure 5: Threading procedure for needle thread – part 1
1
2
4
5
6
9
3
4
5
6
8
7
(1) (2) (3) (4) (5) -
First thread guide
Second thread guide
Pre-tensioner
Additional tensioner
Main tensioner
(6) (7) (8) (9) -
Additional screw
Thread tensioning spring
Spring tip
Tightening lever
1. Insert the thread from the rear to the front through the left hole
in the 1st thread guide (1).
2. Insert the thread in a wavelike manner through the 3 holes of
the 2nd thread guide (2): From above to below through the
right hole, then from below to above through the hole in the
middle and finally from below to above through the left hole.
3. Guide the thread clockwise around the pre-tensioner (3).
4. Guide the thread counterclockwise around the additional
tensioner (4).
5. Guide the thread clockwise around the main tensioner (5).
6. Guide the thread under the additional screw (6) to the thread
tensioning spring.
7. Lift the tightening lever (9) with the thread.
8. Pull the thread under the spring tip (8).
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Figure 6: Threading procedure for needle thread – part 2
10
16
15
11
(10) (11) (12) (13) (14) (15) (16) -
Thread lever
Thread regulator
Needle eye
Thread guide on the needle bar
Lower thread guide
Upper thread guide
Hook
14
13
12
9. Guide the thread under the hook (16).
10. Insert the thread from bottom to top through the hole on the
thread regulator (11).
11. Insert the thread from the right to the left through the thread
lever (10).
12. Insert the thread through the upper thread guide (15).
13. Insert the thread through a hole in the lower thread guide (14).
14. Insert the thread through the thread guide on the needle
bar (13).
15. Insert the thread through the needle eye (12) in such a way
that the loose thread end faces the hook.
16. Pull the thread through the needle eye (12) until the loose
thread end has a length of 4 cm in the highest position at the
thread lever (10).
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Operation
2-needle
machines
Note on 2-needle machines:
2-needle machines are equipped with a second tensioning
screw triangle for the 2nd needle thread. The threading-in
procedure corresponds to that for the 1st needle thread.
1
–
–
2
+
+
Figure 7: Needle thread threading procedure for 2-needle machines
–
+
(1) - Tensioning screws in triangular
arrangement for the second
needle thread
(2) - Tensioning screws in triangular
arrangement for the first needle
thread
–
+
+
–
+
1234
+
–
–
1. Guide the threads through the guides and around the
tensioning screws in such a way that the threads do not
intersect.
2. First guide the left-hand needle thread through the left-hand
guide holes and around the left-hand tensioning screw triangle.
3. Then guide the right-hand needle thread through the righthand guide holes and around the right-hand tensioning screw
triangle
.
5.4 Inserting and winding on the hook thread
WARNING
Risk of injury by the needle point and moving
parts
Switch off the sewing machine before inserting the
thread.
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Figure 8: Thread guide on the unwinding bracket and machine arm
(1) - Thread stand
(2) - Guide on the unwinding bracket
2
1
1. Fit the thread reel on the thread reel holder (1).
2. Insert the thread from the rear to the front through a hole in
the guide on the unwinding bracket (2).
Figure 9: Winding on the hook thread - part 1
1
5
2
4
5
6
4
4
5
6
3
(1) - 1st thread guide
(2) - Hook thread guide
(3) - Winder
(4) - Hook thread winding tension
(5) - 2nd thread guide
1. Insert the thread from the rear to the front through the right
hole in the 1st thread guide (1).
2. Insert the thread in a wavelike manner through the 3 holes of
the 2nd thread guide (5): from top to bottom through the left
hole, from bottom to top through the hole in the middle and
finally from top to bottom through the right hole.
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3. Guide the thread clockwise around the hook thread winding
tensioner (4).
4. Insert the thread in a wavelike manner through the 2 holes of
the hook thread guide (2): from bottom to top through the left
hole and from top to bottom through the right hole.
5. Guide the thread to the winding bobbin (3).
Figure 10: Winding on the hook thread - part 2
1
(1) - Cutter
(2) - Winder
(3) - Winding lever
2
3
1. Clamp the thread behind the cutter (1) and tear off the loose
end behind it.
2. Fit the bobbin on the winder (2).
3. Turn the bobbin clockwise until it clicks.
4. Pull the bobbin lever (3) up.
The hook thread is normally wound on when sewing is in progress.
However, you can also wind on the hook thread without sewing
material, e.g. if you require a full bobbin in order to start sewing.
ATTENTION
Damage to the sewing feet or needle plate
possible if the thread is wound on without
material.
Lock the sewing feet in place in the highest position
and adjust the sewing foot stroke to the smallest
value if you wind on hook thread without sewing
material.
1. Switch on the sewing machine.
2. Press the foot pedal forwards.
The machine sews and winds the hook thread from the thread
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reel onto the bobbin. When the bobbin is full, the machine
automatically stops winding. The bobbin lever moves down.
The cutter is automatically moved into its basic vertical
position.
3. Pull off the full bobbin.
4. Tear off the thread behind the cutter.
5. Insert a full bobbin in the hook (see  Section 5.5 Replacing
the hook thread bobbin).
6. Repeat the winding-on procedure with an empty bobbin, as
described above.
5.5 Replacing the hook thread bobbin
WARNING
Risk of injury by the needle point and moving
parts
Switch off the sewing machine before replacing the
hook thread bobbin.
Figure 11: Replacing the hook thread bobbin
1
5
2
4
(1) - Hook flap
(2) - 1st hook slot
(3) - Hook spring
3
(4) - Hook flap guide
(5) - 2nd hook slot
1. Lift the hook flap (1).
2. Remove the empty bobbin.
3. Insert the full bobbin so that it moves in the opposite direction
of the hook when the thread is pulled out.
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4. Guide the hook thread through the 1st hook slot (2).
5. Pull the hook thread under the hook spring (3).
6. Guide the hook thread through the 2nd hook slot (5).
7. Press the hook flap (1) down.
8. Insert the hook thread through the hook flap guide (4).
9. Turn the handwheel until the hook thread comes up.
10. Pull the hook thread and needle thread back together and hold
them tight when sewing starts, to avoid jamming the threads.
5.6 Adjusting the thread tension
The tension of needle thread and hook thread determines the
position of the
thread interlacing.
If the tension of needle thread and hook thread is identical, the
thread interlacing lies in the middle of the material to be sewn.
Figure 12: interlacing
q
w
(1) - Identical needle thread and hook
thread tension
(2) - Hook thread tension higher than
needle thread tension
(3) - Needle thread tension higher than
hook thread tension
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5.6.1
Adjusting the needle thread tension
The 3 tension-adjusting wheels on the tensioning screw triangle
determine the needle thread tension.
Figure 13: Adjusting the needle thread tension
1
2
(1) - Pre-tensioner
(2) - Additional
tensioner
(3) - Main tensioner
3
The main tensioner (3) determines the normal tension during
sewing.
The additional tensioner (2) increases the tension during sewing,
e.g. for thickened seams. The additional tension (2) is switched
on and off using the keypad.
The additional tension (2) must always be selected lower than the
main tension (3).
In the basic position, the top of the adjusting wheel is flush with
the screw in the center.
To increase the tension:
• Turn the adjusting wheel clockwise.
To reduce the tension:
• Turn the adjusting wheel counterclockwise.
The pre-tensioner (1) holds the thread in position if main
tensioner (3) and additional tensioner (2) are open completely.
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5.6.2
Adjusting the hook thread tension
WARNING
Risk of injury by the needle point and moving
parts
Switch off the sewing machine before adjusting the
hook thread tension.
Figure 14: Adjusting the hook thread tension
1
(1) - Adjusting screw
The hook thread tension is adjusted using the adjusting screw (1).
To increase the tension:
• Turn the adjusting screw (1) clockwise.
To reduce the tension:
• Turn the adjustment screw (1) counterclockwise.
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5.7 Setting the thread regulator
WARNING
Risk of injury by the needle point and moving
parts
Switch off the sewing machine before setting the
thread regulator.
The thread regulator determines the tension applied to guide the
needle thread around the hook.
Correct setting:
The loop of the needle thread slides at low tension over the thickest
point of the hook.
Figure 15: Setting the thread regulator
1
(1) - Thread regulator
(2) - Regulator screw
2
1. Loosen the regulator screw (2).
2. To increase the tension: Slide the thread regulator (1) to the
right.
To reduce the tension: Slide the thread regulator (1) to the left.
3. Tighten the regulator screw (2).
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5.8 Lifting the sewing feet
You use the foot pedal to raise the sewing feet while sewing,
e. g. to move the sewn material.
Figure 16: Foot pedal
1
(1) - Foot pedal
• Press the foot pedal (1) half the way back.
The machine stops and raises the sewing feet. The sewing
feet remain up as long as the foot pedal is pressed back half
the way.
If the foot pedal is pressed back completely, the machine sews
an end strip and stops sewing. Machines with automatic
thread cutter cut the thread off.
5.9 Locking the sewing feet in the upper
position
There is a lever at the back of the machine for holding the sewing
feet in the upper position.
Figure 17: Holding the sewing feet in the upper position with the lever
1
(1) - Sewing feet in raised
position
(2) - Raised position removed
2
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To hold the sewing feet in the upper position:
• Push the lever down.
To cancel the lock:
• Push the lever up.
You can also use the foot pedal to cancel the upper position:
• Press the foot pedal halfway back as when lifting the sewing
feet.
The lever swivels back up and the lock is removed.
CAUTION
Risk of crushing when lowering the sewing foot.
Do not hold your hands under the sewing foot
when the upper position is released via the pedal
or lever.
5.10 Sewing foot pressure
The adjusting wheel at the top left determines the contact pressure
of the sewing foot on the material to be sewn. The pressure can
be adjusted continuously by turning the wheel.
Figure 18: Adjusting wheel for the sewing foot pressure
1
(1) - Adjusting wheel for the sewing foot
pressure
To increase the sewing foot pressure:
• Turn the adjusting wheel (1) clockwise.
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To reduce the sewing foot pressure:
• Turn the adjusting wheel (1) counterclockwise.
ATTENTION
Damage to the material possible if the sewing
foot pressure setting is incorrect.
If the sewing foot pressure is too high, the material
could tear.
If the sewing foot pressure is too weak, the material
could slip.
Adjust the sewing foot pressure in such a way that
the material to be sewn slides smoothly over the
base without slipping.
5.11 Sewing foot stroke
The two adjusting wheels in the middle of the machine arm
determine how high the sewing feet are raised during sewing. The
height can be adjusted continuously on a scale from 1 to 9 by
turning the wheels. With 1 the sewing foot is raised the least and
with 9 it is raised the highest.
Figure 19: Adjusting wheels for the sewing foot stroke
1
2
4
5
6
4
(1) - Adjusting wheel for the normal
sewing foot stroke
5
6
(2) - Adjusting wheel for the
elevated sewing foot stroke
To increase the sewing foot stroke:
• Turn the adjusting wheel clockwise.
To reduce the sewing foot stroke:
• Turn the adjusting wheel counterclockwise.
The left adjusting wheel (1) determines the normal sewing foot
stroke.
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The right adjusting wheel (2) determines the elevated sewing foot
stroke. It is used for example when sewing thicker parts of the
material.
Figure 20: Knee lever
1
(1) - Knee lever
(2) - Switch
2
The elevated sewing foot stroke is activated using the knee
lever (1). There is a switch (2) at the back of the knee lever (1),
which determines whether the sewing foot stroke is applied
continuously or only as long as the knee lever is pressed.
For permanent conversion:
1. Turn the switch (2) up.
2. Press the knee lever (1) to the right to switch on the elevated
sewing foot stroke.
3. Press the knee lever (1) to the right again to switch off the
elevated sewing foot stroke.
For temporary conversion:
1. Turn the switch (2) down.
2. Press the knee lever (1) to the right and hold it in position to
switch on the elevated sewing foot stroke.
The elevated sewing foot stroke is retained as long as the knee
lever is pushed to the right.
3. Release the knee lever (1) to switch off the elevated sewing
foot stroke.
The elevated sewing foot stroke must not be lower than the normal
sewing foot stroke. Always set the sewing foot stroke at the right
adjusting wheel in such a way that it is at least as high as the
sewing foot stroke at the left adjusting wheel.
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ATTENTION
Machine damage possible if the adjusting
wheels are turned using brute force.
The machine is designed in such a way that the
sewing foot stroke at the right adjusting wheel
cannot be set lower than at the left adjusting wheel.
Do not attempt to use brute force to set a smaller
sewing foot stroke at the right adjusting wheel.
The machine automatically adapts the number of stitches to the
sewing foot stroke. If you increase the sewing foot stroke, the
number of stitches will be reduced.
5.12 Stitch length
The two adjusting wheels on the machine column determine the
stitch length. The stitch length can be adjusted continuously from
0 to 12 mm.
The adjusting mark (3) on the left on the wheel indicates the stitch
length selected.
Figure 21: Adjusting wheels for the stitch length
1
0
2
10
9
8
7
12
11
10
9
0
8
7
6
5
(1) - Upper adjusting wheel for the
larger stitch length
(2) - Lower adjusting wheel for the
smaller stitch length
34
mm
1
4
3
2
1
3
6
5
4
3
12
11
4
mm
2
(3) - Adjusting marks for indicating
the stitch length selected
(4) - Keypad key for the stitch length
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To reduce the stitch length:
• Turn the adjusting wheel clockwise.
To increase the stitch length:
• Turn the adjusting wheel counterclockwise.
You can select two different stitch lengths. The upper adjusting
wheel (1) is for the larger stitch length and the lower adjusting
wheel (2) is for the smaller stitch length.
The larger stitch length is switched on using the stitch length key
on the key pad ( Section 5.13 Keypad for quick functions).
When the larger stitch length is active the stitch length button (4)
on the keypad on the machine arm lights up.
The larger stitch length must not be shorter than the smaller stitch
length. Always select the same or a higher stitch length at the
upper adjusting wheel (1) than at the lower adjusting wheel (2).
ATTENTION
Machine damage possible if the adjusting
wheels are turned using brute force.
The machine is designed in such a way that a
lower stitch length cannot be selected at the upper
adjusting wheel than at the lower adjusting wheel.
Do not attempt to use brute force to select a
smaller stitch length at the upper adjusting wheel.
The stitch adjustment lever on the machine arm reduces the stitch
length down to sewing backwards in the lower end position.
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Figure 22: Stitch adjustment lever on the machine arm
1
1
0
(1) - Stitch adjustment
lever
2
6
5
4
3
10
9
8
7
12
11
mm
4
3
2
1
mm
12
11
10
9
8
7
6
5
0
• Slowly push the stitch adjustment lever (1) down.
The stitch length becomes smaller. In the lower end position,
the machine sews backwards with the stitch length selected at
the adjusting wheels.
5.13 Setting quick functions at the keypad
The keys activate specific functions during sewing.
Figure 23: Keypad for quick functions
1
3
2
5
6
7
8
(1) - Key for sewing backwards
(2) - Key for the position of the
needle
(3) - Key for the start and end
strips
(4) - Key for the stitch length
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4
(5) - Key for the additional thread
tension
(6) - Key not assigned
(7) - Screws for the assignment of
the additional switch (7)
(8) - Additional switch
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Key for sewing backwards (1):
If the key (1) is selected the machine sews backwards.
Key for the position of the needle (2):
If the key (2) is selected the needle moves to a specific position.
This position is determined individually via the parameter
settings. For more information see  Service manual. On
delivery, the machine setting is such that the needle is moved up
if the key (2) is selected.
Key for the start and end strips (3):
Key (3) cancels the general setting for sewing start and end strips.
If strips are switched on, pressing the key (3) disables the next
strip. If no strips are switched on, pressing the key (3) sews the
next strip.
For the general setting for sewing start and end strips, refer to the
manual  DAC Classic control.
Key for the stitch length (4):
If the key (4) is selected, the machine sews using the larger stitch
length selected at the upper adjusting wheel for the stitch length.
Key for the additional thread tension (5):
If the key (5) is selected the additional thread tension is activated.
Activating a key function:
• Press the key.
The function is activated. The key lights up.
Deactivating a key function:
• Press the key again.
The function is deactivated. The key does not light up any
more.
Transferring a key function to the additional switch
You can transfer one of the key functions to the additional switch.
Select a function that you require frequently to be able to switch
it on faster while sewing.
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Figure 24: Transferring a key function to the additional switch
6
1
2
3
4
7
5
8
9
(1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8) (9) -
Key for sewing backwards
Key for the position of the needle
Key for the start and end strips
Key for the stitch length
Key for the additional thread tension
Screw in basic position: slot horizontal
Screw activates the additional switch (9): slot vertical
Screws for the assignment of the additional switch (9)
Additional switch
The key function is transferred by turning the screw under the key
until it is vertical. Only one function can be transferred to the
additional switch (9). Therefore only one of the screws (8) may be
in the vertical position.
Before transferring a new function, all screws must be turned back
to their horizontal basic position.
To transfer a key function:
1. Turn all screws to their basic position (6) so that the slots are
horizontal.
2. Turn the screw under the desired key 90° so that the slot is
vertical (7).
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5.14 Sewing
The foot pedal starts and controls the sewing process.
WARNING
Risk of injury from the needle tip when sewing
is started unintentionally.
Take care not to accidentally press the foot pedal
when your fingers are in the needle tip area.
Figure 25: Sewing with the foot pedal
(1) - Pedal position +1:
sewing active
(2) - Pedal position 0:
rest position
(3) - Pedal position -1:
moves the sewing feet up
(4) - Pedal position -2:
sewing the final bartack and
cutting off the thread
Initial position:
Pedal position 0: Machine stationary, needles up, sewing feet
down.
To position the material to be sewn:
1. Press the foot pedal halfway back in pedal position -1:
The sewing feet are lifted.
2. Push the material to be sewn into the initial position.
Sewing:
• Press the foot pedal forwards in pedal position +1:
The machine sews. The sewing speed increases the further
forward the pedal is pressed.
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To interrupt sewing:
• Release the foot pedal in pedal position 0:
The machine stops, needles and sewing feet are down.
To continue sewing:
• Press the foot pedal forwards in pedal position +1:
The machine continues to sew.
To sew over thickened seams:
• Switch on the elevated sewing foot stroke with the knee lever
( Section 5.11 Sewing foot stroke).
To change the stitch length:
• Switch on the 2nd stitch length using the key for the quick
function ( Section 5.13 Switching on the quick functions at
the keypad).
To increase the thread tension:
• Switch on the additional tension using the key for the quick
function ( Section 5.13 Switching on the quick functions at
the keypad).
To sew intermediate bartacks:
• Reverse sewing with the stitch adjustment lever ( Section
5.12 Stitch length) or the quick function key ( Section 3.13
Keypad for quick functions).
To finish a seam:
1. Press the foot pedal back completely in pedal position -2:
The machine sews the end strip and the thread cutter cuts the
thread. The machine stops, needles and sewing feet are up.
2. Remove the sewn material.
5.15 Maintenance
This section describes simple maintenance work that needs to be
carried out on a regular basis. This maintenance work can be
carried out by the operating personnel. Advanced maintenance
work may only be carried out by qualified specialists.
Advanced maintenance work is described in the  Service
manual.
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WARNING
Risk of injury by the needle point and moving
parts
Switch off the sewing machine before carrying out
maintenance work.
5.15.1 Cleaning the machine
ATTENTION
Malfunctions possible due to machine
contamination.
Sewing dust and thread remains can impair the
operation of the machine.
Clean the machine at regular intervals as
described in the manual.
Sewing dust and thread remains must be removed every
8 operating hours using a compressed-air pistol or a brush. In the
case of very fluffy material to be sewn, the machine must be
cleaned more frequently.
Figure 26: Points that need to be cleaned particularly thoroughly
1
3
2
(1) - Cutter on the bobbin winder
(2) - Hook
(3) - Area around the needle / at the
column
Areas particularly susceptible to soiling:
• Cutter on the bobbin winder for the hook thread (1)
• Hook (2)
• Area around the needle / at the column (3)
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Cleaning procedure:
• Switch off the power supply at the main switch.
• Remove any sewing dust and thread remains using a
compressed-air pistol or a brush.
WARNING
Risk of injury due to flying particles.
Flying dirt particles can get in the eyes, causing
injury.
Hold the compressed-air pistol in such a way that
no particles fly near persons.
Take care that no particles fly into the oil pan.
ATTENTION
Possible damage to the paintwork from solventbased cleaners.
Solvent-based cleaners damage the paintwork of
the machine.
Use only solvent-free substances for cleaning the
machine.
5.15.2 Checking the oil level
WARNING
Skin injuries due to contact with oil
Oil can cause a rash if it comes into contact with
the skin.
Avoid any skin contact with the oil.
If oil gets on your skin, wash the affected skin
ATTENTION
Machine damage possible due to incorrect oil level.
Too little or too much oil can cause damage to the machine.
Check the oil level on a daily basis and top up oil so that the
oil level is always between the minimum and maximum
markings.
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Figure 27: Oil level indicator
MAX
MIN
q
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(1) - Refill opening
(2) - Maximum level mark
(3) - Minimum level mark
e
• Check the oil level indicator every day:
The oil level must always be between the minimum level
marking (3) and the maximum level marking (2).
Pour in oil through the refill opening (1) as required:
1. Switch off the sewing machine at the main switch.
2. Pour in oil, up to but not past the maximum level marking (2).
3. Switch on the sewing machine at the main switch.
CLASSIC
equipment
Note for machines with CLASSIC equipment:
If the oil level falls below the minimum level marking (3), on
CLASSIC machines the oil level indicator lights up in red.
• Switch the sewing machine off and on again after filling with oil
so that the red lamp goes out.
Oil to be used:
Only DA 10 or an oil of equivalent quality may be used for the
machine, which has the following properties:
• Viscosity at 40° C: 10 mm²/s
• Flash point: 150 °C
ATTENTION
Machine damage possible due to incorrect oil.
An incorrect oil type can cause damage to the machine.
Only use oil that complies with the data in the operating
manual.
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ATTENTION
Risk of environmental damage from oil.
Oil is a pollutant and must not enter the sewage system or
the soil.
Carefully collect waste oil and dispose of the waste oil and
oil-contaminated machine parts in the legally prescribed
manner.
5.15.3 Checking the pneumatic system
Figure 28: Pressure indication in the pressure controller
6
4
8
2
q
10
0
(1) - Reference value: 6 bar
(2) - Pressure indicator
w
• Check the pressure at the pressure indicator (1) every day:
• Reference value: 6 bar.
• The pressure must not deviate from the reference
pressure by more than 1 bar.
ATTENTION
Machine damage possible due to incorrect pressure.
An incorrect pressure can cause damage to the machine.
Check the pressure on a daily basis.
Have the pressure adjusted by qualified specialists in
accordance with the information in the  Service manual if
the pressure deviates from the reference value.
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Water condensation accumulates in the pressure controller of the
maintenance unit.
Figure 29: Water level in the pressure controller
6
4
8
2
10
0
q
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(1) - Filter element
(2) - Water separator
(3) - Drain screw
e
• Check the water level every day:
The condensation water must not rise up to the level of the
filter element (1).
Drain water as required:
1. Switch off the sewing machine at the main switch.
2. Place the collection tray under the drain screw (3).
3. Unscrew the drain screw (3) completely.
4. Allow water to drain into the collection tray.
5. Re-tighten the drain screw (3).
6. Switch on the sewing machine at the main switch.
ATTENTION
Machine damage possible if there is too much water.
Too much water can cause damage to the machine.
Check the water level every day and drain condensation
water if there is too much water in the water separator.
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5.16 Customer service
Contacts for repair in the event of damage to the machine:
Dürkopp Adler AG
Potsdamer Str. 190
33719 Bielefeld, Germany
Tel. +49 (0) 180 5 383 756
Fax +49 (0) 521 925 2594
E-mail: service@duerkopp-adler.com
Internet: www.duerkopp-adler.com
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6 Set-up
WARNING
Risk of injury.
The machine may only be set up by trained
specialists.
Wear safety gloves and safety shoes when
unpacking and setting up.
6.1 Checking the scope of delivery
The delivery scope depends on the order.
• Prior to set-up, check that all parts required are present.
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Figure 30: Delivery scope
1
11
2
3
10
4
5
9
6
4
8
2
10
0
8
7
6
(1) - Thread stand
(2) - Machine upper
section
(3) - Oil pan
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(4) (5) (6) (7) -
Controller
Pneumatics
Knee lever
Pedal
(8) - Frame
(9) - Drawer
(10) - Table plate
(11) - Control panel
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Standard equipment:
Machine upper section (2), Oil pan (3), thread stands with
unwinding arm (1), controller (4), controller operating panel (11),
knee lever (6)
Optional additional equipment:
Table plate (10), drawer (9), frame (8), pedal (7), pneumatic
unit (5), sewing lamp (not illustrated)
6.2 Removing the transport securing devices
All transport securing devices must be removed prior to set-up.
1. Remove the lashing straps and wooden blocks from the
machine upper section, the table, and the frame.
2. Remove the supporting wedges between the machine arm
and needle plate.
6.3 Fitting the frame components
Figure 31: Fitting the frame components
1
2
3
(1) - Head sections of the inner
bars
(2) - Inner bars
(3) - Frame bars
(4) - Cross bars
(5) - Foot struts of the frame
(6) - Cross strut
(7) - Holder for the oil can
4
7
5
6
1. Screw the cross bars (4) onto the frame bars (3).
2. Screw the oil can holder (7) at the rear to the upper cross
bar (4).
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3. Screw the cross strut (6) onto the foot struts (5).
4. Insert the inner bars (2) in such a way that the longer end of
the head section (1) is above the longer end of the foot
struts (5).
5. Screw the inner bars (2) tight in such a way that both head
sections (1) have the same height.
6.4 Fitting the pedal
Figure 32: Fitting the pedal
1
2
(1) - Pedal
(2) - Cross strut
1. Fit the pedal (1) on the cross strut (2) and align it in such a
way that the middle of the pedal is under the needle.
2. Screw the pedal (1) firmly onto the cross strut (2).
6.5 Completing the table plate
Making your
own table plate
50
The table plate belongs to the optional delivery scope. If you want
to make your own table plate, drawings with the dimensions are
available in the  Appendix.
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Figure 33: Completing the table plate
1
2
7
3
6
4
5
(1) (2) (3) (4) -
Thread stand
Hole in the table plate
Corner projections
Oil pan
(5) - Drawer
(6) - Recesses for the rubber
mounts of the hinge
(7) - Cable duct
1. Screw the drawer (5) with the left-hand bracket to the
underside of the table plate.
2. Screw the oil pan (4) in place under the recess for the machine.
3. Screw the cable duct (7) to the underside of the table plate.
4. Insert the thread stand (1) into the hole.
5. Fasten the thread stand (1) with nut and washer.
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6. Screw the thread real holder and the unwinding bracket onto
the thread reel holder (1) in such a way that they are exactly
opposite each other.
7. Insert the plug (2) in the hole.
8. Insert the rubber mounts of the hinge in the recesses (6).
9. Insert the rubber corners in the corner protrusions (3) of the
recess for the machine.
6.6 Fastening the table plate to the frame
Figure 34: Fastening the table plate to the frame
1
(1) - Screw holes and screws
1. Place the table plate on the head sections of the inner bars.
2. Screw the table plate firmly in place at the 4 screw holes (1).
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6.7 Fitting the controller
Figure 35: Fitting the controller
1
3
2
(1) - Screw holder
(2) - Controller
(3) - Strain relief
mechanism
1. Screw the controller (2) onto the 4 screw holders (1) under the
table plate.
2. Clamp the power cable of the control (2) into the strain relief
mechanism (3).
3. Screw the strain relief (3) under the table plate.
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6.8 Fitting the setpoint device
Figure 36: Fitting the setpoint device
1
2
3
4
10°
(1) - Angle piece
(2) - Setpoint device
(3) - Pedal rod
(4) - Pedal
1. Screw the angle (1) under the table plate.
2. Screw the setpoint device (2) onto the angle piece (1).
3. Pull the pedal rod (3) to the correct length:
10° inclination with pedal (4) released.
4. Attach the pedal rod (3).
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6.9 Inserting the machine upper section
Figure 37: Inserting the machine upper section
1
2
(1) - Upper hinge parts
(2) - Rubber inlays
1. Screw the upper hinge parts (1) onto the machine upper
section.
2. Insert the upper hinge parts (1) into the rubber inlays (2).
3. Fold the machine upper section down and insert it in the
recess.
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6.10 Fitting the oil extraction line
Figure 38: Fitting the oil extraction line
1
2
(1) - Oil extraction line hose
(2) - Felt mat
1. Fold the machine upper section back.
2. Screw the felt mat (2) into the oil pan with the plastic adapter
on the right.
3. Insert the tube of the oil extraction line (1) into the plastic
adapter.
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6.11 Fitting the knee lever
6.11.1 Fitting the electric knee lever
Figure 39: Fitting the electric knee lever
1
(1) - Knee lever
(2) - Connecting cable
(3) - Plug
2
3
1. Screw the knee lever (1) under the oil pan firmly in place under
the table plate.
2. Guide the connecting cable (2) to the back between the oil pan
and the control.
3. Insert the plug (3) of the connecting cable in the socket of the
control.
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6.11.2 Fitting the mechanical knee lever
Figure 40: Fitting the mechanical knee lever
1
3
2
(1) - Transmission rod
(2) - Hole in the oil pan
(3) - Knee lever rod
1. Fold the machine upper section back.
2. Fit the transmission rod (1) in the oil pan.
3. Screw the knee lever (3) rods together.
4. Guide the rod (3) through the hole in the oil pan (2) and connect
it to the transmission rod (1).
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6.12 Fitting the control panel
Figure 41: Fitting the control panel – Part 1
4
1
5
2
3
(1) - Control panel
(2) - Control panel bracket
(3) - Cable duct
(4) - Valve cover
(5) - Upper machine cover
1. Unscrew the valve cover (4) and upper machine cover (5).
2. Screw the control panel (1) firmly onto the control panel
bracket (2).
3. Install the connecting cable through the cable duct (3).
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Figure 42: Fitting the control panel – Part 2
6
(6) - Connecting cable
4. Install the connecting cable (6) in the machine arm.
5. Guide the cable through the hole in the table plate.
6. Insert the plug of the connecting cable in the socket of the
control.
Covers
If you have an additional sewing lamp to install as
additional equipment:
• Leave the cover open until the sewing lamp has been installed
and the sewing lamp cable has been laid.
7. Screw the valve cover (4) and upper machine cover (5) back
into place.
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6.13 Electrical connection
DANGER
Danger to life due to electric shock.
The machine may only be connected by trained
electrical specialists.
Disconnect the power plug before carrying out
work on the electrical equipment. Make sure the
power plug cannot be unintentionally reinserted.
The voltage on the type plate of the sewing drive
must correspond to the mains voltage.
6.13.1 Fitting the sewing lamp
The sewing lamp is an additional component that is not part of the
standard delivery package.
DANGER
Danger to life due to electric shock.
When you disconnect the sewing machine from the
power supply at the main switch, the supply
voltage for the sewing lamp remains active.
Disconnect the power plug before connecting the
sewing lamp. Make sure the power plug cannot be
unintentionally reinserted.
• Unscrew the valve cover and upper machine cover
( Section 6.12 Fitting the control panel).
The upper machine cover has pre-drilled holes for attaching the
sewing lamp.
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Figure 43: Fitting the sewing lamp
1
(1) - Large hole
(2) - 2 small holes
2
1. Either drill through the hole for 1 large hole (1) or through the
holes for 2 small holes (2).
2. Screw the sewing lamp holder through the hole on the arm
cover.
3. Install the connecting cable in the machine arm and guide the
cable through the hole in the table plate ( Section 6.12 Fitting
the control panel).
4. Stick the sticker with safety instructions onto the front of the
control.
6.13.2 Fitting and connecting the sewing lamp
transformer
DANGER
Danger to life due to electric shock.
The sewing lamp transformer is connected directly
to the power supply.
If you disconnect the sewing machine from the
power supply at the main switch, the sewing lamp
transformer is still live.
Disconnect the power plug before fitting and
connecting the sewing lamp transformer.
Make sure the power plug cannot be
unintentionally reinserted.
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Figure 44: Fitting the sewing lamp transformer
1
(1) - Sewing lamp transformer
(2) - Pre-drilled holes
2
1. Screw the sewing lamp transformer (1) in place at the predrilled holes (2) under the
table plate.
2. Fasten the connecting cable under the table plate using cable
ties.
3. Establish the plug connection to the supply line for the sewing
lamp.
Figure 45: Connecting the sewing lamp transformer to the control
4
1
3
2
(1) - X3 connection
(2) - 24V/X5 connection
(3) - Adapter cover screws
(4) - Screw holder
1. Loosen the screw holder (4) for the control far enough to allow
the control to be removed..
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2. Remove the control.
3. Loosen the adaptor cover screws (3).
4. Connect the supply line:
For additionally mounted sewing lights to the X3
connection (1), for integrated LED sewing lights to the 24V/X5
connection (2).
6.13.3 Connecting the direct drive
To do this, read the Operating manual  DAC basic/classic.
Connecting the direct drive consists of the following work:
• Insert the plugs of all connecting cables in the sockets on the
back of the controller.
• Connect the cable for equipotential bonding.
• Connect the controller to the power supply using the power
cable.
6.14 Pneumatic connection
6.14.1 Fitting the maintenance unit
The pneumatic unit is an additional component that is not part of
the standard delivery package.
ATTENTION
Machine damage possible due to incorrect pressure.
An incorrect pressure can cause damage to the machine.
The system pressure for the pneumatic unit is 8 – 10 bar.
Make sure that the system pressure is set correctly before
fitting the pneumatic unit.
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Figure 46: Connecting the pneumatic unit
1
2
4
6
4
8
2
10
0
3
(1) - Machine hose
(2) - Maintenance unit
(3) - System connection hose
(4) - Cross bar
1. Attach the maintenance unit (2) to the upper cross bar (4) of
the frame using the bracket, screws and clip.
2. Connect the machine tube (1) coming out of the upper section
to the maintenance unit (2) at the top right.
3. Connect the system connection tube (3) to the pneumatic
system.
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6.14.2 Setting the operating pressure
ATTENTION
Machine damage possible due to incorrect pressure.
An incorrect pressure can cause damage to the machine.
The operating pressure for the pneumatic unit is 6 bar.
Make sure that the operating pressure is set correctly before
putting the machine into operation.
Figure 47: Setting the operating pressure
(1) - Rotary handle
(2) - Pressure indicator
1
6
4
8
2
10
2
0
1. Pull the turning handle (1) up.
2. Set the operating pressure in such a way that the pressure
indicator (2) indicates 6 bar:
To increase the pressure: Turn the turning handle (1) clockwise.
To reduce the pressure: Turn the turning handle (1)
counterclockwise.
3. Push the turning handle (1) down.
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6.15 Lubrication
WARNING
Skin injuries due to contact with oil
Oil can cause a rash if it comes into contact with
the skin.
Avoid any skin contact with the oil.
If oil gets on your skin, wash the affected skin
areas thoroughly.
All wicks and felt bits of the upper section are soaked in oil on
delivery. This oil is conveyed to the reservoir during use. which is
why you should avoid filling too much oil during initial filling.
Figure 48: Oil level indicator
MAX
MIN
q
w
(1) - Refill opening
(2) - Maximum level mark
(3) - Minimum level mark
e
ATTENTION
Machine damage possible due to incorrect oil level.
Too little or too much oil can cause damage to the
machine.
During initial filling, only pour in oil up to 2 mm below the
maximum level mark.
ATTENTION
Machine damage possible due to incorrect oil.
An incorrect oil type can cause damage to the machine.
Only use oil that complies with the data in the operating
manual.
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ATTENTION
Risk of environmental damage from oil.
Oil is a pollutant and must not enter the sewage
system or the soil.
Collect waste oil carefully and dispose of it and oily
machine parts in accordance with the applicable
statutory regulations
Oil to be used:
Only DA 10 or an oil of equivalent quality may be used for the
machine, which has the following properties:
• Viscosity at 40° C: 10 mm²/s
• Flash point: 150 °C
• Pour oil through the refill opening (1) up to no more than 2 mm
below the maximum level marking (2).
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6.16 Sewing test
Carry out a sewing test before starting up the machine. Adjust the
machine to the requirements of the material to be sewn.
To do this, read the corresponding sections in the  Operating
manual.
WARNING
Risk of injury by the needle point and moving
parts
Switch off the sewing machine before replacing the
needle, insert the thread, insert the hook thread
reel, adjust the hook thread tension and the thread
regulator.
1. Insert the needle.
2. Thread in the needle thread.
3. Thread in the hook thread.
4. Wind on the hook thread.
5. Insert the hook thread reel.
6. Adjust the thread tension to the material to be sewn.
7. Adjust the thread regulator to the material to be sewn.
8. Adjust the sewing foot pressure to the material to be sewn.
9. Adjust the sewing foot stroke to the material to be sewn.
10. Adjust the stitch length.
11. Transfer the desired quick function from the keypad to the
additional switch.
12. Start the sewing test at low speed.
13. Increase the sewing speed continuously until the working
speed is reached.
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7 Decommissioning
A number of activities must be performed if the machine is to be
shut down for a longer period of time or completely
decommissioned.
WARNING
Risk of injury due to a lack of care.
A lack of care or a lack of sufficient technical
knowledge when decommissioning the machine
can result in serious injuries.
Only clean the machine when it is switched off.
Avoid contact with oil residues.
Allow only trained personnel to disconnect the
machine.
Decommission the machine as follows:
1. Switch off the main switch.
2. Unplug the power plug.
3. Disconnect the pneumatic connection.
4. Remove residual oil from the oil pan under the sewing material
support using a cloth.
5. Cover the operating panel to protect it from soiling.
6. Cover the machine to protect it from dirt and damage.
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8 Disposal
The machine must not be disposed of in the normal household
waste.
The machine must be disposed of in an appropriate and correct
manner according to the national regulations.
ATTENTION
Risk of environmental damage due to incorrect
disposal
Incorrect disposal of old oil can result in severe
environmental damage.
Always observe the legally prescribed regulations
for disposal.
When disposing of the machine, be aware that it consists of a
range of different materials (steel, plastic, electronic components,
etc.).
Observe the applicable national regulations for disposal.
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Appendix
9 Appendix
Dimensions for manufacturing a tabletop, part 1
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Dimensions for manufacturing a tabletop, part 2
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Subject to design changes - Printed in Germany - © Dürkopp Adler AG - Original Instructions - 0791 868760 EN - 00.0 - 07/2013
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