Vacuum Packaging Machine
Boxer, Lynx, Toucan
User Manual
Art No. 0895001
Original Instructions for Use
©
Henkelman 2016
• The machine is not suitable for the packaging of toxic, corrosive, irritant or potentially
explosive materials.
• All persons responsible for the operation of this machine must at least fully read and
understand the chapters about the operation and safety provided in these operating
instructions.
• All persons responsible for the assembly, installation, maintenance and/or repairs must
fully read and understand these operating instructions.
• The user is at all times responsible for the interpretation and use of this manual.
Contact the owner or the manager in case of questions or doubts about the correct
interpretation.
• This manual should be kept near the machine and should be within reach for its users.
• All major maintenance work, modifications to the machine and observations must be
kept in a logbook; see Logbook on page 66.
• Modifications to the installation/machine are not allowed without the prior written
consent of the supplier.
• For specific maintenance work not included in this manual, please contact the supplier.
• Comply with the safety requirements as set out in Safety on page 8 at all times.
• The correct operation and safety of the system can only be guaranteed if the
recommended maintenance is performed on time and properly.
• Illustrations shown may differ from your machine.
Copyright © Henkelman BV 2016
Henkelman BV reserves the right to change specifications and/or spare parts without prior notice.
The content of this user manual may also be changed without prior notice.
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consequences of an erroneous interpretation of the instructions.
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Contents
List of Figures................................................................................................................................. 6
1 Preamble....................................................................................................................................... 7
2 Safety.............................................................................................................................................8
2.1
2.2
2.3
2.4
2.5
List of the Symbols Used in this Manual............................................................................... 8
Pictograms on the Machine................................................................................................... 8
General Warnings.................................................................................................................. 9
Warnings During Use........................................................................................................... 10
Warnings for Operating Personnel....................................................................................... 10
3 Introduction.................................................................................................................................12
4 Description of the Machine.......................................................................................................13
4.1 Overview of the Main Components......................................................................................13
4.2 Description of the Packaging Process/Machine Functions.................................................. 14
4.2.1 Packaging Process/Machine Functions........................................................................14
4.2.2 General Functions........................................................................................................ 18
4.3 Sealing System.................................................................................................................... 19
4.4 Vacuum Pump...................................................................................................................... 20
4.5 Electrical Installation.............................................................................................................21
5 Installation...................................................................................................................................22
5.1 Transportation and Installation............................................................................................. 22
5.2 Connecting the Machine...................................................................................................... 22
5.3 Prior to the First Use........................................................................................................... 22
6 Operation.....................................................................................................................................23
6.1 Operating Elements of the 10-Program Control System......................................................23
6.2 Operating Elements of the Advanced Control System (ACS).............................................. 24
6.2.1 Changing the ACS Settings......................................................................................... 25
6.2.2 Importing/Exporting Data..............................................................................................28
6.2.3 Data Log ID..................................................................................................................28
6.2.3.1 Setting and Using the Data Log ID...................................................................... 28
6.2.3.2 Exporting Data Log.............................................................................................. 29
6.3 Starting the Machine............................................................................................................ 30
6.4 Starting the Packaging Cycle...............................................................................................30
6.5 Proceeding to the Next Step in the Cycle........................................................................... 30
6.6 Terminating a Program.........................................................................................................31
6.7 Changing the Program Settings...........................................................................................31
6.7.1 10-Program Control System.........................................................................................31
6.7.1.1 Vacuum................................................................................................................. 31
6.7.1.2 Vacuum+ (optional)...............................................................................................32
6.7.1.3 Gas (optional)....................................................................................................... 32
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6.7.1.4 Gas+ (optional)..................................................................................................... 33
6.7.1.5 Liquid Control (optional)....................................................................................... 33
6.7.1.6 Liquid Control+ (optional)..................................................................................... 33
6.7.1.7 Red Meat (optional)..............................................................................................34
6.7.1.8 Multi-Cycle Vacuum (optional)..............................................................................34
6.7.1.9 Seal.......................................................................................................................34
6.7.1.10 Soft-Air................................................................................................................ 35
6.7.1.11 External Vacuum (optional)................................................................................ 35
6.7.2 Advanced Control System (ACS)................................................................................. 36
6.7.2.1 Programming the ACS Control Using the PC...................................................... 37
6.7.2.2 Functions.............................................................................................................. 38
6.7.2.3 Vacuum................................................................................................................. 38
6.7.2.4 Vacuum+ (optional)...............................................................................................38
6.7.2.5 Gas (optional)....................................................................................................... 38
6.7.2.6 Gas+ (optional)..................................................................................................... 39
6.7.2.7 Liquid Control (optional)....................................................................................... 39
6.7.2.8 Liquid Control+ (optional)..................................................................................... 40
6.7.2.9 Red Meat (optional)..............................................................................................40
6.7.2.10 Sequential Vacuum (optional).............................................................................40
6.7.2.11 Marinating (optional)...........................................................................................41
6.7.2.12 Tenderising (optional)......................................................................................... 41
6.7.2.13 Seal.....................................................................................................................42
6.7.2.14 Soft-Air................................................................................................................ 42
6.7.2.15 External Vacuum (optional)................................................................................ 43
6.7.2.16 Dealer Information.............................................................................................. 43
6.8 Guideline for Function Values.............................................................................................. 43
6.9 Printer (ACS only)................................................................................................................ 46
6.9.1 Connecting a Printer.................................................................................................... 46
6.9.2 Creating a Label...........................................................................................................46
7 Maintenance................................................................................................................................ 48
7.1 Maintenance Schedule......................................................................................................... 48
7.2 Cleaning the Machine.......................................................................................................... 49
7.3 Running the Pump Cleaning Program................................................................................. 49
7.4 Removing Oil, Refilling Oil................................................................................................... 49
7.5 Replacing the Oil Exhaust Filter.......................................................................................... 50
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7.5.1 Pump 8 m ................................................................................................................... 51
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7.5.2 Pump 16/21 m ............................................................................................................ 51
7.6 Replacing the Sealing Wire................................................................................................. 52
7.7 Replacing the Silicone Rubber of the Silicone Holders....................................................... 53
7.8 Replacing the Lid Gasket.....................................................................................................54
7.9 Inspecting the Lid Springs................................................................................................... 55
8 Troubleshooting......................................................................................................................... 56
9 Terms of Warranty..................................................................................................................... 58
9.1 Liability..................................................................................................................................58
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10 Disposal.....................................................................................................................................59
11 Appendices............................................................................................................................... 60
11.1 Technical Data....................................................................................................................60
11.1.1 Technical Data Boxer................................................................................................. 60
11.1.2 Technical Data Lynx................................................................................................... 62
11.1.3 Technical Data Toucan............................................................................................... 63
11.2 Example Programs............................................................................................................. 64
11.3 Logbook.............................................................................................................................. 66
11.4 EC Declaration of Conformity............................................................................................ 68
11.5 Replacing a Printer Roll..................................................................................................... 69
11.6 Aligning the Printer.............................................................................................................70
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List of Figures
Figure 1: Overview of the Main Components................................................................................. 13
Figure 2: Overview of the Sealing System..................................................................................... 19
Figure 3: Overview of the Pump (Pump 8 m3)...............................................................................20
Figure 4: Overview of the Pump (Pump 16 m3).............................................................................20
Figure 5: Overview of the Electrical Installation..............................................................................21
Figure 6: Control Panel of the 10-Program Control System........................................................... 23
Figure 7: Control Panel of the Advanced Control System (ACS)....................................................24
Figure 8: Possible Display Modes...................................................................................................25
Figure 9: Possible Display Modes...................................................................................................25
Figure 10: Overview of the Menus..................................................................................................27
Figure 11: Example of an Exported Data Log................................................................................ 29
Figure 12: External Vacuum Adapter Set (10-Program Control System)........................................36
Figure 13: Screenshot of the navigation mode and the operating buttons of the ACS....................36
Figure 14: External Vacuum Adapter Set (ACS)............................................................................ 43
Figure 15: Vapour Pressure Curve of Water.................................................................................. 46
Figure 16: Mounting Plate Boxer 52............................................................................................... 50
Figure 17: Replacing the Oil Exhaust Filter (Pump 8 m3).............................................................. 51
Figure 18: Replacing the Oil Exhaust Filter (Pump 16/21 m3)....................................................... 51
Figure 19: Removing the Sealing Bar.............................................................................................52
Figure 20: Replacing the Sealing Wire........................................................................................... 53
Figure 21: Replacing the Silicone Rubber of the Silicone Holders................................................. 54
Figure 22: Replacing the Lid Gasket.............................................................................................. 55
Figure 23: Replacing the Printer Roll............................................................................................. 69
Figure 24: Aligning the Printer........................................................................................................ 70
Figure 25: Printing the First Label.................................................................................................. 70
List of Figures
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1
Preamble
This is the manual for your Henkelman vacuum packaging machine. This manual is intended for
anyone who works with or services the machine.
This manual contains information and instructions for installation, operation and maintenance
of the machine. We recommend that you carefully read this manual before use and follow the
procedures and instructions strictly. This will ensure that you get the best out of the machine and
prevents possible accidents and serious injury.
Preamble
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2
Safety
Your vacuum packaging machine has been carefully designed and expertly built to be operated
safely. This is corroborated by the EC Declaration of Conformity. However, there are always
dangers and safety risks that cannot be eliminated. These dangers and risks are the result of the
use functions of the machine and operation of the machine by the user. This section discusses
safety instructions and precautions, how they will be pointed out to you and the requirements
the user must meet. It is essential that you are well aware of these safety instructions and
requirements and observe them at all times!
2.1
List of the Symbols Used in this Manual
For all operations in which the safety of the operator and/or technician is at stake and where
caution should be exercised, the following symbols are used.
This symbol provides insight or offers tips to help facilitate certain actions.
This symbol warns for dangerous situations that may lead to damage to the machine or
personal injury.
This symbol warns for high voltage.
2.2
Pictograms on the Machine
Pictograms and warnings have been fitted on the machine to warn users of the possible risks.
Warning sign "High Voltage"
• Is located on the back of the machine
Warning sign "Heat"
• Is located on the sealing bars and on the vacuum pump
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Warning sign "Gas Connection" (optional)
Forbidden to connect oxygen
• Is located on the back of the machine
Warning sign "Gas Connection" (optional)
Maximum allowed gas pressure of the gas flush system
• Is located on the back of the machine
Machine plate
• Is located on the back of the machine
Regularly check whether the pictograms and markings are still clearly recognisable and
legible. Replace them if this is not the case.
2.3
General Warnings
• All persons responsible for the operation of this machine must at least fully read and
understand the chapters Safety on page 8 and Operation on page 23.
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Failure to follow or disregard of the safety instructions may result in serious injury.
Never pack products that can be damaged by vacuum.
Never vacuum live animals.
Warranty and/or liability is void if any damage is caused by repairs and/or modifications
that are not authorised by the supplier or any of its distributors.
In case of malfunction, contact the supplier.
High pressure cleaning is not allowed. This may cause damage to the electronics and
other components.
Prevent water from entering the ventilation inlet of the chamber or the exhaust of the
pump. This causes irreversible damage to the pump.
The work space around the machine must be safe. The owner of the machine must take
the necessary precautions to operate the machine safely.
It is forbidden to start the machine in an explosive environment.
The machine has been designed in such a way that production is safe under normal
ambient conditions.
The owner of the machine must ensure that the instructions in this manual are actually
complied with.
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• The available safety devices may not be removed.
• The correct operation and safety of the system can only be guaranteed if the
recommended maintenance is performed on time and properly.
• If work must be carried out on the machine, it must be disconnected and blocked from
the power supply and, if applicable, from the gas supply.
• Only a technical expert may perform work on the electrical installation.
• Internal procedures and monitoring must be in place to ensure that all relevant power
supplies are disconnected.
• The machine may not be used during cleaning, inspection, repair or maintenance and
must be disconnected from the power supply by disconnecting the plug.
• Never perform welding work on the machine without first disconnecting the cable
connection to the electrical components.
• Never use the power supply of the control unit to connect other machines.
• All electrical connections must be connected to the terminal strips according to the
wiring diagram.
2.4
Warnings During Use
• Before starting the machine, make sure no work is being performed on the installation
and that the machine is ready for use.
• The machine may not be operated by unauthorised persons. This should be monitored
by the machine operator(s).
• Immediately contact the service technician of your technical department or dealer if
something does not seem right, such as unusual vibrations or unusual noise.
• Components of the sealing system can become very hot. Contact with these
components may cause injuries.
2.5
Warnings for Operating Personnel
• Operating personnel must be 18 years or older.
• Only authorised persons are allowed to perform work on or with the machine.
• Personnel may only perform work for which it was trained. This applies to both
maintenance and normal use.
• The machine may only be operated by trained personnel.
• Operating personnel must be familiar with all circumstances, so quick and effective
action can be taken in case of an emergency.
• If an operator notices errors or risks or disagrees with safety measures, he or she
should report this to the owner or manager.
• Safety shoes are mandatory.
• Appropriate work clothing is mandatory.
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• All personnel must obey the safety regulations to avoid danger to themselves and
others. Always strictly follow the work instructions.
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Introduction
Henkelman BV is a supplier of ultra-modern vacuum packaging machines. Our machines are
developed and manufactured to meet the highest standards. They combine a sleekly built and
functional design with optimal ease of use and a long service life. After mounting the plug, it is just
a matter of "plug & pack". The clever design ensures compliance with the hygiene standards at all
times.
The Boxer, Lynx and Toucan series are table top models with various options suitable for a variety
of applications. These machines have several programs and options for optimal packaging.
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Description of the Machine
This section provides an overview of the main components and functions. If detailed information is
available in this manual, you will be referred to the specific sections.
4.1
Overview of the Main Components
The figure below shows the main components of the system. The model shown may differ from
your machine.
Figure 1: Overview of the Main Components
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Lid
The lid closes the vacuum chamber during the application of the vacuum. A rubber is mounted
in the lid to ensure proper closing. Silicone holders are mounted in the lid as counter beams of
the sealing bar(s).
Vacuum chamber
The products to be packaged are placed on the work surface with the openings of the vacuum
bags on the sealing position.
Seal system
Depending on the model, one or two sealing bars are mounted in the vacuum chamber. These
close the vacuum bag.
Control panel
This serves to operate the available control functions. Depending on your model, your
machine will have the 10-program control system or the Advanced Control System (ACS).
Machine housing
The machine housing contains all the components necessary for the functioning of the
machine.
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6.
Vacuum pump
The vacuum pump creates the vacuum.
7.
Power connection and cable
This serves to connect the machine to the power supply.
Gas flush system connector (optional)
After applying vacuum, a gas is injected into the packaging to create a modified atmosphere to
protect the shape of the product or increase the shelf life of the product.
8.
4.2
Description of the Packaging Process/Machine Functions
This section provides an overview of the packaging process and available machine functions.
For the functions Liquid Control (and Liquid Control+), Gas (and Gas+), Seal 1-2 Cut-off
and Soft-air, specific components must be installed on your machine before they can be
enabled. Contact your supplier for more details.
See Changing the Program Settings on page 31 for information about setting the
parameters to the correct values.
Additional information about the Toucan series:
The External Vacuum option does not apply to the Toucan series.
In case of the Toucan Regular, the vacuum bag is placed upright on the platform. The height of this
platform should be adjusted in such a manner that the seal seam comes into the correct position in
relation to the vacuum bag.
The Toucan Square is equipped with a mould for block bags. Only bags designed for this mould
can be used in this mould.
In case of a Toucan Square it is best to first place a vacuum bag in the mould before filling it.
Make sure the bag is properly filled.
4.2.1
Packaging Process/Machine Functions
This section describes the packaging process and the machine functions. See Operation on page
23 for the realization of the specific steps of the procedure.
Step
Process phase
Operation
1.
Preparation
The operator puts the product in a vacuum bag and places it
on the work surface with the opening on the sealing position.
2.
Applying vacuum
The vacuum process is initiated by closing the lid.
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Step
Process phase
Operation
Depending on the options you selected for your machine and
the product you are packaging, the following functions are
available:
Vacuum
During the cycle, the air is removed from the chamber until
the set time or pressure has been reached, depending on
the selected model.
Applying vacuum until a set value is reached is only possible
if your machine is sensor-controlled (optional for 10-program
control system). This value can be set in %. The percentage
indicates the depth of the vacuum. This is in relation to an
outside atmosphere of 0%. In case of the Advanced Control
System (ACS), the value is indicated in percentages, mbar or
hPa.
Vacuum+
Vacuum+ is only available if the vacuum percentage is set to
the maximum.
The Vacuum+ option continues the vacuum process for an
additional time to allow any entrapped air to escape from the
product.
The Vacuum+ option is only available on sensor-controlled
machines.
Gas (optional)
After applying vacuum, a gas is injected into the package
to create a modified atmosphere to protect the shape of the
product or to increase the shelf life of the product. The value
of the gas function can be set in %, mbar or hPa or time,
depending on the control type of the machine.
Gas+ (optional)
The Gas+ option continues injecting gas during the closing
of the bars to increase the amount of gas in the package.
See Gas+ (optional) on page 33.
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Step
Process phase
Operation
Liquid Control
(optional)
Liquid Control is only available if your machine is equipped
with the optional Liquid Control sensor.
With the Liquid Control option, the system is controlled by
a highly sensitive sensor. The sensor is able to detect the
moment that liquids from the product or the product itself
begin to evaporate (boil). At that time the system will proceed
to the next step in the process. This will prevent the product
from dehydrating, losing weight and/or the vacuum bag from
bursting, thus contaminating the seal, the chamber, and the
oil in the pump. See Liquid Control (optional) on page 33.
Liquid Control+
(optional)
Liquid Control+ is only available if your machine is equipped
with the Liquid Control option.
The Liquid Control+ function allows you to continue the
vacuum process for a certain time after the evaporation point
has been reached.
Red meat (optional)
This option is especially designed for the packaging of fresh
meat. It is added to the normal vacuum function to prevent
degassing of the product during and after the sealing phase.
This degassing could create air pockets inside the package.
See Red Meat (optional) on page 34.
Sequential Vacuum
(optional)
This function is only available on machines with the
Advanced Control System (ACS).
With sequential vacuum, you can alternate vacuum and
pause steps to allow air trapped inside a product to escape
from the core. A maximum of 5 steps can be programmed.
Multi-Cycle Vacuum
(optional)
This function is only available on machines with a 10program control system. See 10-Program Control System on
page 31.
The Multi-Cycle Vacuum option allows you to vacuum and
insert gas in steps. This provides an additional reduction in
the oxygen content.
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Step
Process phase
Operation
Marinating (optional) This function is only available on machines with the
Advanced Control System (ACS).
This function is especially designed to accelerate the
marinating of a product. This program allows definition of up
to 5 vacuuming steps with intermediate ventilation steps.
The vacuuming steps have a fixed vacuum value of 80%,
except for the last step. The last vacuuming step has an
adjustable value of up to 99.8%. This also allows setting
Vacuum+. The intermediate ventilation steps have a fixed
value of 40%. After the last step, sealing takes place.
Liquid Control: It is also possible to enable Liquid Control.
This function will then only be active during the last
vacuuming step. If, for instance, 3 vacuuming steps have
been defined, Liquid Control will be active during the third
step. Vacuum+ is also possible here; however, this would be
a Liquid Control+ setting of 0.1 sec with a maximum of 5.0
sec.
Tenderising
(optional)
This function is only available on machines with the
Advanced Control System (ACS).
This feature has been designed to keep the chamber at a
pre-determined vacuum level for a certain time. This is done
to tenderise or degas the product.
During the cycle, the air is removed from the chamber until
the pre-set value has been reached. Once this value has
been reached, the chamber will remain at this vacuum level
for the pre-set time.
3.
Sealing
The sealing bars are pressed against the vacuum bag and
melt the bag closed.
Seal
During the sealing process, the material of the vacuum bag
is heated and pressed together to create a hermetic seal.
The programming of this function takes place in seconds.
Optionally, a cut-off wire is available. The purpose of the
cut-off wire is to remove the excess foil. Depending on the
selected model, the cut-off wire is controlled simultaneously
with or independent from the sealing wire (Seal 1-2 cut-off).
4.
Decompressing
The vacuum is removed from the vacuum chamber by letting
air into the chamber.
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Step
Process phase
Operation
Soft-Air
This function allows air from outside to slowly enter the
chamber so the vacuum bag will shape itself slowly around
the product. This prevents sharp edges of the product from
puncturing the foil and causing leaks.
5.
Opening the
vacuum chamber
The lid opens.
6.
Removing the
product
The operator can remove the packaged product from the
work surface.
4.2.2
General Functions
Function
Pictogram
Operation
Cleaning of the
oil pump
The pump cleaning program ensures that the pump is thoroughly
rinsed. During the program, the pump and oil reach the
operating temperature, so the oil and moisture are separated
and any contamination is filtered. The high temperature causes
any moisture in the pump to evaporate, thus minimising the risk
of corrosion.
Menu
This menu is available on machines with ACS control. The menu
is used to change the machine settings, such as language and
print options.
Printing
This function is available on machines with ACS control.
This function allows the creation of one or more labels per cycle,
to be put on the packaging.
The following information can be printed on the label: name of
the producer, name of the product, production date, shelf life,
achieved vacuum, initials of the user, recommended storage
temperature and an information field (for example to indicate the
gas used).
External
Vacuum
This function is available as an option, depending on the type of
machine.
This function allows special food containers to be vacuumed
outside the machine.
The options to set the vacuum value are the same as for
standard vacuuming (see External Vacuum (optional) on page
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Function
Pictogram
Operation
35 for 10-program control system or External Vacuum
(optional) on page 43 for ACS control).
4.3
Sealing System
The sealing system closes the opening(s) of the bag to retain the vacuum and/or gas in the bag.
The end of the bag can optionally be cut off by the sealing bar.
Figure 2: Overview of the Sealing System
1.
Sealing bar
The sealing bar consists of the following components:
• Sealing wires: during the sealing process, the sealing wires are heated for a certain time
causing the edges of the vacuum bag to melt together.
• Cut-off wires (optional): A cut-off wire is heated in such a way that the foil of the bag
partially melts, allowing the excess foil of the vacuum bag to be removed easily.
• Teflon tape: sealing and cut-off wires are covered with Teflon tape to prevent the bag from
sticking to the sealing bar.
2.
3.
Consult Replacing the Sealing Wire on page 52 for more detailed information about
maintenance.
Silicone holder
Opposite the sealing bar is a silicone holder which provides counterpressure on the cylinders
(Replacing the Silicone Rubber of the Silicone Holders on page 53).
Sealing mechanism
The sealing bars are pressed onto the vacuum bag by cylinders.
By connecting the inlet of the cylinders with the atmospheric pressure outside, they press the
sealing bar onto the bag.
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4.4
Vacuum Pump
The vacuum pump creates the vacuum.
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Figure 3: Overview of the Pump (Pump 8 m )
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Figure 4: Overview of the Pump (Pump 16 m )
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5.
Vacuum pump - Creates the vacuum for the process.
Oil exhaust filter - Filters the air by capturing oil vapours.
Oil sight glass - Indicates the maximum and minimum oil levels of the vacuum pump.
Oil drain plug - Removing the oil drain plug allows the oil to be drained.
Oil filler plug - Removing the oil filler plug allows the oil to be refilled.
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4.5
Electrical Installation
The electrical installation provides power for the vacuum pump, the seal system and the operation
of the machine.
See the electrical diagram for the further structure and operation of the electrical installation.
Please contact your supplier for the electrical diagram.
Only a technical expert may perform work on the electrical installation.
The machine consists of the following electrical components:
Figure 5: Overview of the Electrical Installation
1.
Power connection and cable
This serves to connect the machine to the power supply.
2.
Control panel
This serves to operate the control functions. Depending on your model, your machine will have
one of the following control options:
3.
• Operating Elements of the 10-Program Control System on page 23
• Operating Elements of the Advanced Control System (ACS) on page 24
USB connector (only in case of ACS control)
The USB connector is located on the side or the rear of the machine. Reaching the USB
connector requires removing the rear wall.
The USB connector enables the import and export of data.
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5
Installation
Consult Technical Data on page 60 for the specifications of the machine.
Before installing the machine, carefully read the safety instructions in Safety on page 8.
Failure to follow or disregard of the safety instructions may result in serious injury.
5.1
Transportation and Installation
The machine must be moved and transported in an upright position.
1.
Place the machine on a flat, level surface. This is essential to ensure a trouble-free operation
of the machine.
Do not position machines with plastic covers in the vicinity of a heat source.
Make sure there is sufficient space (at least 15 cm) around the machine to ensure a
proper ventilation.
2.
5.2
Verify that the machine housing is present and correctly fitted.
Connecting the Machine
1.
Make sure the voltage stated on the machine plate matches the mains voltage.
2.
Connect the machine to a grounded wall outlet to avoid fire or electric shock.
The power cable must be free at all times, and nothing may be placed on it.
Immediately replace the power cable if damaged.
3.
5.3
Optional: Connect the gas supply for the gas flush system.
Prior to the First Use
1.
Check the oil sight glass to see if the amount of oil in the pump is sufficient.
2.
Optional: If the amount of oil in the pump is insufficient, refill it. See Removing Oil, Refilling Oil
on page 49.
3.
Proceed with Starting the Machine on page 30 to start up the machine.
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6
Operation
The machine is equipped with sample programs with preset parameters (see Example Programs
on page 64).
It is possible to optimise a program for your products by modifying the parameters of a program,
see Changing the Program Settings on page 31.
• All persons responsible for the operation of this machine must at least fully read and
understand the chapters Safety on page 8 and Operation on page 23.
• Failure to follow or disregard of the safety instructions may result in serious injury.
6.1
Operating Elements of the 10-Program Control System
The 10-program control system allows the machine to be operated and programs to be changed.
See Operation on page 23 for instructions on the operation and programming.
Figure 6: Control Panel of the 10-Program Control System
1.
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3.
4.
Program display
Shows the selected program.
PROG 0 – 9 button
This is used to select the desired program.
REPROG button
This is used to enable the programming mode. The parameters can be changed using the
Cursor key, the – / STOP button and the + / VACUUM STOP button.
Cursor key
This key is used to operate the functions of the parameter display and function display.
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5.
Pump cleaning program button
This is used to activate the pump cleaning program. Moisture can be absorbed by the oil
when the pump is running only short cycles or when you are packaging moisture-containing
products. This program removes moisture from the oil of the vacuum pump. See Running the
Pump Cleaning Program on page 49 for instructions.
6. Parameter display
This display shows the current value of the active function during the program cycle or the
set value of the selected function when the machine is inactive. A red dot will light up in the
bottom right if the Vacuum+ option is enabled.
7. Function display
The LED light in front of the function lights up if the function is active during the program cycle
or if the function is selected in the programming mode.
8. – / STOP button
This is used to interrupt the entire cycle during a packaging cycle. All functions are skipped
and the cycle is terminated. In the programming mode, the value of the selected parameter
can be lowered using this button.
9. + / VACUUM STOP button
This stops the active function and proceeds to the next program step. In the programming
mode, the value of the selected parameter can be increased using this button.
10. Vacuum meter
Shows the pressure in the vacuum chamber. A value of -1 bar corresponds to 99% vacuum.
11. On/Off button
Serves to turn the control panel on or off.
6.2 Operating Elements of the Advanced Control System
(ACS)
The ACS control panel allows the machine to be operated and programs to be changed.
See Operation on page 23 for instructions on the operation and programming.
Figure 7: Control Panel of the Advanced Control System (ACS)
1.
STOP button
This is used to interrupt the entire cycle during a packaging cycle. All functions are skipped
and the cycle is terminated.
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2.
On/Off button
Serves to turn the control on or off.
3.
Display
The display has four possible modes: See Figure 8: Possible Display Modes on page 25
and Figure 9: Possible Display Modes on page 25.
4.
5.
• Start-up mode: displays the current date and time when starting the machine. It also
displays the installed software version. The user cannot take any action.
• Navigation mode: displays a program and its functions. The user can navigate through the
various programs and view the current settings of each function.
• Setting mode: the user can view and adjust all settings, provided the user is logged in as
the owner.
• Cycle mode: once the machine starts a packaging cycle, animations of the functions are
displayed along with the current value of the function.
Cursor keys ▲, ▼, ◄ and ►
These are used to navigate through the functions. The ► button stops the active function and
proceeds to the next cycle step. See Proceeding to the Next Step in the Cycle on page 30.
Enter
This activates/confirms the selected value.
Figure 8: Possible Display Modes
Figure 9: Possible Display Modes
6.2.1
Changing the ACS Settings
To prevent unauthorised changing of the settings and adjustments, there are different levels of
authorisation: user and owner. Authorisation codes for users or owners allow access to the various
levels. User access to change the settings of the machine is limited. The default user code is 0000.
Users can only activate the printer via the printer icon in the navigation mode.
Owners of the machine are authorised to change the machine settings as well as all function
settings. An owner code is requested when the menu icon is selected in navigation mode. This
owner code is 1324. When the owner code has been entered, the machine settings menu will
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be opened. When logged in, the function settings can also be changed. To do so, return to the
navigation mode by pressing ◄.
The machine remembers the last authorisation code used, even when the machine has
been turned off. Therefore, it may be necessary to manually change the authorisation
setting when you are done.
The basic functions below allow you to adjust the machine and/or function settings:
What to do?
Action
Selecting a different setting
Press ▲ or ▼.
Editing the selected setting
Press Enter.
Adjusting a variable
Press ▲ or ▼.
Conforming a variable
Press Enter once the desired variable has been
found.
Return to the navigation mode
Press ◄ when all settings have been set to
return to the navigation mode.
Figure 10: Overview of the Menus on page 27 shows all possible settings for all
functions.
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Settings
1.1 Printer
1.2 Units
1.3 Date &
Time
1.4
Language
1.5 Screen
saver
Printer
Pressure
unit
Date format
English
Screen
saver
On/Off
Set labels
Temperature
unit
Customer
name
Label nr.
Name
Time format
12h/24h
Español
Year
Nederlands
Month
Day
Info
Hour
Use by /
Storage life
Minutes
Storage
temp.
Print
customer
name
Waiting
time in min
1.6 Options
Sleeper
option
Additional
language
1.8 Data log
ID
Program
Data log ID
On/Off
Name
User pin
On/Off
(only on
floor
models)
Name
Sleeper
timeout in
min
Francais
Deutsch
1.7 Program
names
Red meat
On/Off
External
vacuum
On/Off
Sequential
On/Off
Tenderise
On/Off
Marinating
On/Off
Print info
Print
achieved
vacuum
Print expiry
date
Print user
Print
storage
temp.
Printer
connected
Y/N
Figure 10: Overview of the Menus
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6.2.2
Importing/Exporting Data
Data such as programs and labels can be imported and exported via the USB connection.
6.2.3
Data Log ID
The control system is provided with the option to store the production information. The data log is
stored in lined entries. Each entry consists of:
•
•
•
•
•
•
Date
Time
User initials
Selected program and settings
Selected label
Number of cycles
A new entry is stored when:
• A different user logs in.
• The program or program settings are changed.
The data log is stored as a .txt file. You can then export the data log to a USB stick, see Exporting
Data Log on page 29.
6.2.3.1
Setting and Using the Data Log ID
This setting is disabled by default. This option can be enabled after logging in using the owner
code. 5 possible users can be set:
• Owner
• Four other users:
∘
∘
∘
∘
User 2: 3821
User 3: 5718
User 4: 6982
User 5: 9217
1.
Log in using the owner code (1324).
You will be granted access to the relevant settings.
2.
Within the menu, go to Settings > Data log ID and select ON.
From this moment on, the data will be logged.
3.
Assign initials to the user codes (maximum 2 characters).
a.
b.
At User, select the desired user code.
Enter the initials of the user at Name.
The initials of the user will be displayed in the data log.
The initials of the user must be set. If this is not the case, it cannot be traced who
operated the machine.
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6.2.3.2
Exporting Data Log
The memory can store up to 100 entries. If the memory is full, you will receive a message. The
data log will first need to be exported before you can continue your work. You can export the data
at any time. Only the owner can export data. After exporting the data, the memory will be erased
automatically.
Avoid undesired delay during production by downloading the data log at fixed times.
1.
Log in using the owner code (1324).
You will be granted access to the relevant settings.
2.
Within the menu, go to Import/Export and select Export.
3.
Insert a USB stick into the USB port.
Various options will appear on the screen.
4.
Select Export Data log.
The log will be downloaded to the USB stick and the memory is erased.
Figure 11: Example of an Exported Data Log
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
User Initials
The initials of the person who logged in. If no initials were entered in the settings, nothing will
be shown here. See the example in the bottom line of Figure 11: Example of an Exported Data
Log on page 29.
Start Time and Date
Start time and date of the production.
Program
The program number used.
Vacuum
The maximum achieved vacuum of the package.
Seal Time
The seal time used.
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6.
Label Number
The label that was printed for this package.
7.
Number of Cycles
The number of cycles run from the start time.
6.3
Starting the Machine
1.
Plug in the machine.
2.
Press the on/off button on the control panel to enable the operation.
In the 10-program control system, 3 dashes may be shown on the display during the first start-up
or ventilation. This means that the machine needs to be decompressed. In this case, open the lid
to decompress the machine.
6.4
Starting the Packaging Cycle
The machine must be started in accordance with Starting the Machine on page 30 before
starting a packaging cycle.
1.
2.
Select the desired program.
10-program control system
Press the PROG 0 – 9 button.
ACS
Press the ► button or the ▼ button.
Put the product/products in place.
a.
b.
Put the product/products in the vacuum bag.
Place the vacuum bag in/on the vacuum chamber. Make sure the opening(s) is/are
correctly placed with regard to the seal position(s).
3.
In case of Toucan Square: Close the mould.
4.
Close the lid.
The packaging cycle will start.
6.5
Proceeding to the Next Step in the Cycle
For some products, it may be necessary to proceed to the next step in the packaging cycle before
the vacuum time or the vacuum level has been reached.
1.
Proceed to the next step in the cycle.
10-program control system
Press the + / VACUUM STOP button.
ACS
Press the ► button.
The next step will be started.
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6.6
Terminating a Program
Programs such as the packaging program or the pump cleaning program can be terminated at any
time.
1.
Terminate the program.
10-program control system
Press the – / STOP button.
ACS
Press the STOP button.
The program will be terminated and the vacuum chamber is decompressed.
6.7
Changing the Program Settings
6.7.1
10-Program Control System
10 programs are available. Programs 1 – 9 can be adjusted by the user. Program 0 is intended
for servicing purposes only. This section describes the units and limits of the parameters and how
parameters can be adjusted.
See Operating Elements of the 10-Program Control System on page 23 for an overview of the
operating elements of the 10-program control system.
1.
Press the PROG 0 – 9 button to select the program you wish to change.
2.
Press the REPROG button to select the programming mode.
The function display will start flashing.
3.
Use the Cursor key to scroll to the desired parameter.
The LED in front of the selected function will light up.
4.
Press the – / STOP button and the + / VACUUM STOP button to adjust the value.
5.
Press the REPROG button to activate the new parameter.
The function display will stop flashing.
6.7.1.1 Vacuum
During the cycle, the air is removed from the chamber until the set time or pressure has been
reached, depending on the selected model (time-controlled or sensor-controlled).
1.
Press the PROG 0 – 9 button to select the program for which you wish to set the Vacuum
option.
2.
Press the REPROG button to select the programming mode.
The function display will start flashing.
3.
Use the Cursor key to scroll to the parameter Vacuum.
The LED in front of the selected function will light up.
4.
Press the + / VACUUM STOP button to adjust the value.
5.
Press the REPROG button to activate the new parameter.
The function display will stop flashing.
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6.7.1.2 Vacuum+ (optional)
If air is trapped in the product, it may be desirable to extend the vacuuming time after the maximum
vacuum has been reached. This to allow entrapped air to escape from the product.
The Vacuum+ time is set in seconds. If a Vacuum+ time has been set, a dot will appear in the
bottom right of the parameter display.
1.
Press the PROG 0 – 9 button to select the program for which you wish to set the Vacuum+
option.
2.
Press the REPROG button to select the programming mode.
The function display will start flashing.
3.
Use the Cursor key to scroll to the parameter Vacuum.
The LED in front of the selected function will light up.
4.
Press the + / VACUUM STOP button to adjust the value to maximum.
5.
Press the Cursor key once to select the Vacuum+ parameter.
The parameter display indicates OFF. The LED of the function display will remain on Vacuum.
6.
Press the – / STOP button and the + / VACUUM STOP button to adjust the value of Vacuum+.
When setting a value, a dot will appear in the bottom right of the parameter display.
7.
Press the REPROG button to activate the new parameter.
The function display will stop flashing.
6.7.1.3 Gas (optional)
For the protection of the product, it may be desirable to insert a gas into the packaging after
vacuuming. Optionally, the machine can be equipped with a gas flush system.
See Technical Data on page 60 for the connection details.
Never use a gas mixture containing more than 20% oxygen or other explosive gases. This
may cause life-threatening explosions.
The insertion of gas lowers the seal pressure. The minimum final pressure (after the
insertion of gas) must be 30% (300 mbar/0.3 on vacuum meter) to ensure proper sealing.
1.
Press the PROG 0 – 9 button to select the program for which you wish to set Gas.
2.
Press the REPROG button to select the programming mode.
The function display will start flashing.
3.
Use the Cursor key to scroll to the parameter Gas.
The LED in front of the selected function will light up.
4.
Press the + / VACUUM STOP button to adjust the value.
5.
Press the REPROG button to activate the new parameter.
The function display will stop flashing.
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6.7.1.4 Gas+ (optional)
The Gas+ option only applies if the machine is equipped with the gas option. For some products it
may be desirable to insert additional gas into the packaging to create a "balloon packaging". This
allows for a better protection of a fragile product. The recommended value for Gas+ is 0.7 seconds.
If the Gas+ option is enabled, a dot will appear in the bottom right of the program display. If the Gas
+ option is enabled, this will apply to all programs for which gas has been set.
To enable the Gas+ option on your machine, please contact your supplier.
6.7.1.5 Liquid Control (optional)
The Liquid Control option can be enabled or disabled for each program. If the Liquid Control option
is enabled, the machine will vacuum until the maximum vacuum is reached (99%). If the product
reaches the boiling point before the maximum vacuum is reached, the machine will proceed to the
next step of the cycle.
1.
Press the PROG 0 – 9 button to select the program for which you wish to set Liquid Control.
2.
Press the REPROG button to select the programming mode.
The function display will start flashing.
3.
Press the PROG 0 – 9 button until H2O is shown on the parameter display.
The parameter display indicates H2O.
4.
Press the REPROG button to activate the new parameter.
The function display will stop flashing.
The Liquid Control function prevents excessive fluid from being drawn out of the product. This
means that if the product reaches the boiling point, the machine will proceed to the next step of the
cycle. Depending on the moisture content, the manner in which moisture is bound, the available
surface for evaporation and the temperature, the end vacuum percentage might be limited and
there might be too much residual oxygen content present in the package. If the product/process
requires packaging with a low residual oxygen content, despite the high moisture content, there are
two options:
1.
2.
Lower the product temperature. This allows for a deeper vacuum to be reached before the
product reaches the boiling point.
Use the Liquid Control+ option.
6.7.1.6 Liquid Control+ (optional)
The Liquid Control+ time is set in seconds. This is the time the vacuuming will continue after
detection of the evaporation point.
You can only set Liquid Control+ if Liquid Control has been set to the maximum. To set the Liquid
Control+ option, follow the steps below:
1.
Press the PROG 0 – 9 button to select the program for which you wish to set Liquid Control+.
2.
Press the REPROG button to select the programming mode.
The function display will start flashing.
3.
Press the PROG 0 – 9 button until H2O is shown on the parameter display.
The parameter display indicates H2O.
4.
Press the Cursor key once to select the Liquid Control+ parameter.
The parameter display indicates OFF. The LED of the function display will remain on Vacuum.
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5.
Press the – / STOP button and the + / VACUUM STOP button to adjust the value of Liquid
Control+.
When setting a value, a dot will appear in the bottom right of the parameter display.
6.
Press the REPROG button to activate the new parameter.
The function display will stop flashing.
6.7.1.7 Red Meat (optional)
The Red Meat option is especially designed for the packaging of fresh meat. Degassing the
product during the vacuuming process may result in the formation of air pockets inside the
package. The Red Meat option prevents degassing of the product during and after the sealing
phase.
The Red Meat option can be set for each program individually. If the Red Meat option is enabled in
a program, it will not be possible to enable the Soft-air option in that program.
When selecting this option, a parameter to set the "expansion reduction time" will appear. This is
indicated by a flashing LED in front of the Soft-air option in the function display. It is recommended
not to change this setting. Please contact your supplier for this.
To enable the Red Meat option on your machine, please contact your supplier.
6.7.1.8 Multi-Cycle Vacuum (optional)
The Multi-Cycle Vacuum option allows you to vacuum and insert gas in up to 5 steps. This
provides an additional reduction in the oxygen content. This function is useful only for very specific
applications, which set very special demands on the residual oxygen content or the maximum
allowed vacuum. This option will not result in any appreciable benefit in the food industry.
To enable the Multi-Cycle Vacuum option on your machine, please contact your supplier.
1.
Press the PROG 0 – 9 button to select the program for which you wish to set Multi-Cycle.
2.
Press the REPROG button to select the programming mode.
The function display will start flashing.
3.
Use the Cursor key to scroll to the parameter Vacuum.
The LED in front of the selected function will light up.
The right-side character of the parameter display indicates which vacuuming step you are
programming.
4.
Press the – / STOP button and the + / VACUUM STOP button to adjust the value of Vacuum.
5.
Use the Cursor key to scroll to the parameter Gas.
The LED in front of the selected function will light up.
6.
Press the – / STOP button and the + / VACUUM STOP button to adjust the value of Gas.
7.
Repeat steps 3 and 4 if an additional vacuuming step is desired.
8.
Press the REPROG button to activate the new parameter.
The function display will stop flashing.
6.7.1.9 Seal
This is the time that the sealing wire and/or the cut-off wire are heated. The longer the time, the
more heat is transferred to the bag.
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As an option, the machine can be equipped with a Seal 1-2 option. This means the seal wire is
activated separately from the cut-off wire. This way the cut-off wire can be activated a bit longer, to
cut through thicker bags.
To set the Seal option, follow the steps below:
1.
Press the PROG 0 – 9 button to select the program you wish to change.
2.
Press the REPROG button to select the programming mode.
The function display will start flashing.
3.
Use the Cursor key to scroll to the parameter Seal.
The LED in front of the selected function will light up.
4.
Press the – / STOP button and the + / VACUUM STOP button to adjust the value.
5.
Press the REPROG button to activate the new parameter.
The function display will stop flashing.
To change the Cut-off time:
6.
Press the Cursor key again. The LED in front of Seal will still be lit. Repeat steps 4 and 5.
6.7.1.10 Soft-Air
This is the time that air is softly released into the chamber after sealing has taken place.
To set the Soft-air function, follow the steps below:
1.
Press the PROG 0 – 9 button to select the program you wish to change.
2.
Press the REPROG button to select the programming mode.
The function display will start flashing.
3.
Use the Cursor key to scroll to the parameter Soft-air.
The LED in front of the selected function will light up.
4.
Press the – / STOP button and the + / VACUUM STOP button to adjust the value.
5.
Press the REPROG button to activate the new parameter.
The function display will stop flashing.
6.7.1.11 External Vacuum (optional)
The External Vacuum function allows special food containers to be vacuumed outside the machine.
Depending on whether the machine is time or sensor-controlled, the vacuum value is set in
seconds or %.
External Vacuum is only available on the Boxer and Lynx series.
With the External Vacuum program, you can program as with any other program. See Changing
the Program Settings on page 31. Check in advance whether the relevant food container can
withstand and hold a vacuum.
To select the External Vacuum option, follow the steps below.
1.
Select the External Vacuum program.
a.
b.
Press the Pump Cleaning Program button.
The display will show "C".
Press the Cursor key.
The display will show "E".
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2.
Program the External Vacuum program according to the steps specified in 10-Program Control
System on page 31.
3.
Connect the external vacuum hose to the machine by placing the adapter over the suction
inlet (1) in the vacuum chamber.
4.
Connect the external vacuum hose to the packaging.
a.
b.
Connect the adapter (3) of the external vacuum hose to the valve of the packaging.
Slide the sliding valve (2) towards the hose (closed position).
Figure 12: External Vacuum Adapter Set (10-Program Control System)
5.
Press the + / VACUUM STOP button to start vacuuming.
The packaging is vacuumed until the programmed value is reached.
6.
Slide the sliding valve of the adapter towards the packaging (open position) and remove the
external vacuum hose from the packaging.
6.7.2
Advanced Control System (ACS)
Users can view the machine programs and activate the functions in the navigation mode. This is
the mode that appears immediately after start-up.
Figure 13: Screenshot of the navigation mode and the operating buttons of the ACS
No.
Element
Explanation
1.
Program number/name
The program shows the currently selected, pre-set
program. By switching to a different program, other
functions will be activated. The program selection
depends on the product being packaged.
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No.
Element
Explanation
2.
Functions
These functions are active or inactive. If a function is
active, it is displayed in a blue shade. If a function is
inactive, it is displayed in a grey shade.
3.
Function active/inactive
The selected function is marked with a green circle.
The name and current value of this function will appear
on the screen.
If the + functions are activated, the + is indicated
in colour. If these functions are not active, they are
displayed in a grey shade.
4.
Menu
The machine settings can be adjusted via the Menu
pictogram at the left of the function overview.
1.
Press the ▲ or ▼ buttons to select the desired program.
2.
Press the ◄ or ► buttons to view the functions.
3.
After selecting the desired function, press Enter to view and adjust the function settings.
Users can view the pre-set configuration and the owner is also authorised to change it.
4.
Select the Machine Settings menu and press Enter to adjust the machine settings.
This menu can only be accessed by the owner. See Guideline for Function Values on page
43 for the possible limit values of the function values.
6.7.2.1
Programming the ACS Control Using the PC
You can import labels and programs from a USB stick by inserting the stick into the USB port of
your machine. You can create the data to be imported using the online software that is available on
the Support section of our website: http://www.henkelman.com/en/vacuum-packaging/advancedcontrol-system.
Follow the steps below to create a program or label:
1.
Click on the link of the LX Software.
2.
Click on Select a program or label you want to change to start a new program. You can
also click on Select a file to import to import existing programs and/or labels from the
machine.
3.
Select the program or label you want to change and click the button Go.
4.
Enter all the information you need.
5.
Click on Save to save the program or label.
Each program and label should be stored separately using the Save button.
Once you finish all programs and labels, you can export them:
6.
Click on Export to export programs or labels.
• Click on Programs to save all programs.
• Click on Labels to save all labels.
Use an empty USB stick to export the files to your machine.
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To import the programs and labels into the machine, follow the steps below:
7.
Insert a USB stick into the USB port of the machine.
8.
In the menu, go to Import/Export and import the data.
6.7.2.2
Functions
The built-in functions of the machine can be enabled or disabled by the owner under Settings.
See Changing the ACS Settings on page 25. The options of the various programs can then be
programmed.
6.7.2.3 Vacuum
During the cycle, the air is removed from the chamber until the set pressure has been reached
(sensor-controlled).
To set the Vacuum option, follow the steps below:
1.
Press the cursor keys ◄ and ► and select the program Vacuum.
2.
Press Enter to open the menu.
3.
If Vacuum is not enabled, enable it. Press Enter and use the cursor keys ▲ and ▼ to turn ON
Vacuum. Press Enter.
4.
Use the cursor keys ▲ and ▼ to go to the value for the Vacuum and press Enter.
5.
Set the desired value using the cursor keys ▲ and ▼ and press Enter.
6.
Press the cursor key ◄ to return to the menu.
7.
Close the lid to start vacuuming.
6.7.2.4 Vacuum+ (optional)
If a lot of air is trapped in the product, it may be desirable to extend the vacuuming time after the
maximum vacuum has been reached. This to allow entrapped air to escape from the product.
You can only set Vacuum+ if Vacuum has been set to the maximum (99.8%). To set the Vacuum+
option, follow the steps below:
1.
Set the value of the Vacuum to the maximum (99.8%) as described in Vacuum on page 38.
2.
Enable Vacuum+. Use the cursor keys ▲ and ▼ to go to the value for the Vacuum+ and press
Enter.
3.
Set the desired value using the cursor keys ▲ and ▼ and press Enter.
4.
Press the cursor key ◄ to return to the menu.
5.
Close the lid to start vacuuming.
6.7.2.5 Gas (optional)
For the protection of the product, it may be desirable to insert a gas into the packaging after
vacuuming. Optionally, the machine can be equipped with a gas flush system.
See Technical Data on page 60 for the connection details.
Never use a gas mixture containing more than 20% oxygen or other explosive gases. This
may cause life-threatening explosions.
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The insertion of gas lowers the seal pressure. The minimum final pressure (after the
insertion of gas) must be 30% (300 mbar) to ensure proper sealing.
To set the Gas function, follow the steps below:
1.
Press the cursor keys ▲ and ▼ and select the program Gas.
2.
Press Enter to open the menu.
3.
If Gas is not enabled, enable it. Press Enter and use the cursor keys ▲ and ▼ to turn ON Gas.
Press Enter.
4.
Use the cursor keys ▲ and ▼ to go to the value for Gas and press Enter.
5.
Set the desired value using the cursor keys ▲ and ▼ and press Enter.
6.
Press the cursor key ◄ to return to the menu.
7.
Close the lid to start vacuuming.
6.7.2.6 Gas+ (optional)
The Gas+ option only applies if the machine is equipped with the gas option. For some products it
may be desirable to insert additional gas into the packaging to create a "balloon packaging". This
allows for a better protection of a fragile product. The recommended value for Gas+ is 0.7 seconds.
To set the Gas+ option, follow the steps below:
1.
Set the value of Gas in accordance with Gas (optional) on page 38.
2.
Enable Gas+. Use the cursor keys ▲ and ▼ to go to the value for Gas+ and press Enter.
3.
Set the desired value using the cursor keys ▲ and ▼ and press Enter.
4.
Press the cursor key ◄ to return to the menu.
5.
Close the lid to start vacuuming.
6.7.2.7 Liquid Control (optional)
The Liquid Control option can be enabled or disabled for each program. If the product reaches the
boiling point before the set vacuum is reached, the machine will proceed to the next step of the
cycle.
To set the Liquid Control option, follow the steps below:
1.
Press the cursor keys ◄ and ► and select the program Liquid Control.
2.
Press Enter to open the menu.
3.
If Liquid Control is not enabled, enable it. Press Enter and use the cursor keys ▲ and ▼ to turn
ON Liquid Control. Press Enter.
4.
Use the cursor keys ▲ and ▼ to go to the value for Liquid Control and press Enter.
5.
Set the desired value using the cursor keys ▲ and ▼ and press Enter.
6.
Press the cursor key ◄ to return to the menu.
7.
Close the lid to start vacuuming.
The Liquid Control function prevents excessive fluid from being drawn out of the product. This
means that if the product reaches the boiling point, the machine will proceed to the next step of the
cycle. Depending on the moisture content, the manner in which moisture is bound, the available
surface for evaporation and the temperature, the end vacuum percentage might be limited and
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there might be too much residual oxygen content present in the package. If the product/process
requires packaging with a low residual oxygen content, despite the high moisture content, there are
two options:
1.
2.
Lower the product temperature. This allows for a deeper vacuum to be reached before the
product reaches the boiling point.
Use the Liquid Control+ option.
6.7.2.8 Liquid Control+ (optional)
The Liquid Control+ time is set in seconds. This is the time the vacuuming will continue after
detection of the evaporation point.
You can only set Liquid Control+ if Liquid Control has been set to the maximum (99.8%). To set the
Liquid Control+ option, follow the steps below:
1.
Set the value of Liquid Control to the maximum (99.8%) as described in Liquid Control
(optional) on page 39.
2.
Enable Liquid Control+. Use the cursor keys ▲ and ▼ to go to the value for Liquid Control+ and
press Enter.
3.
Set the desired value using the cursor keys ▲ and ▼ and press Enter.
4.
Press the cursor key ◄ to return to the menu.
5.
Close the lid to start vacuuming.
6.7.2.9 Red Meat (optional)
When packaging large pieces of fresh meat, the product continues to degas during the sealing
phase. Since the opening of the vacuum bag is already closed, air pockets may form inside the
package after decompressing. This function prevents these air pockets.
To set the Red Meat option, follow the steps below:
1.
Press the cursor keys ◄ and ► and select the program Red Meat.
2.
Press Enter to open the menu.
3.
If Red Meat is not enabled, enable it. Press Enter and use cursor key ▲ and ▼ to turn ON Red
Meat. Press Enter.
4.
Use the cursor keys ▲ and ▼ to go to the value for the Ventilation Time and press Enter.
5.
Set the desired value using the cursor keys ▲ and ▼ and press Enter.
6.
Use the cursor keys ▲ and ▼ to go to the value for the Pause Time and press Enter.
7.
Set the desired value using the cursor keys ▲ and ▼ and press Enter.
8.
Press the cursor key ◄ to return to the menu.
9.
Close the lid to start vacuuming.
A Red Meat+ function is also available. It works the same as the Vacuum+ function (see Vacuum+
(optional) on page 38).
6.7.2.10 Sequential Vacuum (optional)
The Sequential Vacuum option allows you to vacuum in up to 5 steps, alternating vacuuming steps
with maintaining periods. Each step increases the vacuum reached in the previous step.
To set the Sequential Vacuum option, follow the steps below:
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1.
Press the cursor keys ◄ and ► and select the program Sequential Vacuum.
2.
Press Enter to open the menu.
3.
If Sequential Vacuum is not enabled, enable it. Press Enter and use the cursor keys ▲ and ▼
to turn ON Sequential Vacuum. Press Enter.
4.
Use the cursor keys ▲ and ▼ to go to the value for the Vacuum 1 and press Enter.
5.
Set the desired value using the cursor keys ▲ and ▼ and press Enter.
6.
Use the cursor keys ▲ and ▼ to go to the value for the Time 1 and press Enter.
7.
Set the desired value using the cursor keys ▲ and ▼ and press Enter.
8.
Repeat steps 4 to 7 for the other Vacuum steps (2 to 5) and Times (2 to 5). At each Vacuum
step, the value must be higher than that of the previous step.
9.
Press the cursor key ◄ to return to the menu.
10. Close the lid to start vacuuming.
6.7.2.11 Marinating (optional)
This function is especially designed to accelerate the marinating of a product. This program allows
definition of up to 5 vacuuming steps with intermediate ventilation steps.
The vacuuming steps have a fixed vacuum value of 80%, except for the last step. The last
vacuuming step has an adjustable value of up to 99.8%. This also allows setting Vacuum+. The
intermediate ventilation steps have a fixed value of 40%. After the last step, sealing takes place. To
set the Marinating option, follow the steps below:
1.
Press the cursor keys ◄ and ► and select the Marinating program.
2.
Press Enter to open the menu.
3.
If Marinating is not enabled, enable it. Press Enter and use the cursor key ▲ and ▼ to turn ON
Marinating. Press Enter.
4.
Use the cursor keys ▲ and ▼ to go to the value for the Vacuum of the last step and press
Enter.
5.
Use the cursor keys ▲ and ▼ to go to the number of steps and press Enter.
6.
Use the cursor keys ▲ and ▼ to set the number of steps and press Enter.
7.
Press the cursor key ◄ to return to the menu.
8.
Close the lid to start vacuuming.
Vacuuming will take place in the set number of steps of 80% vacuum and 40%
ventilation. Then vacuuming will continue until the set vacuum of the last step. If, for
instance, 3 steps have been set with an end vacuum of 90%, vacuuming will take
place as follows: 80% -> 40% -> 80% -> 40% -> 80% -> 40% -> 90%.
It is also possible to enable Liquid Control. This function will then only be active during the last
vacuuming step. If, for instance, 3 vacuuming steps have been defined, Liquid Control will be active
during the third step. Liquid Control+ is also possible here, see Liquid Control+ (optional) on page
40.
6.7.2.12 Tenderising (optional)
This feature has been designed to keep the chamber at a pre-determined vacuum level for a
certain time. This is done to tenderise or degas the product.
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To set the Tenderising option, follow the steps below:
1.
Press the cursor keys ◄ and ► and select the program Tenderising.
2.
Press Enter to open the menu.
3.
If Tenderising is not enabled, enable it. Press Enter and use the cursor keys ▲ and ▼ to turn
ON Tenderising. Press Enter.
4.
Use the cursor keys ▲ and ▼ to go to the value for the Tenderising and press Enter.
5.
Set the desired value using the cursor keys ▲ and ▼ and press Enter.
6.
Use the cursor keys ▲ and ▼ to go to the value for the Tenderising Time and press Enter.
7.
Set the desired value using the cursor keys ▲ and ▼ and press Enter.
8.
Use the cursor keys ▲ and ▼ to go to the value for Accuracy and press Enter.
9.
Set the desired value using the cursor keys ▲ and ▼ and press Enter.
10. Press the cursor key ◄ to return to the menu.
11. Close the lid to start vacuuming.
6.7.2.13 Seal
This is the time that the sealing wire and/or the cut-off wire are heated. The longer the time, the
more heat is transferred to the bag.
As an option, the machine can be equipped with a Seal 1-2 option. This means the seal wire is
activated separately from the cut-off wire. This way the cut-off wire can be activated a bit longer, to
cut through thicker bags.
To set the Seal option, follow the steps below:
1.
Press the cursor keys ◄ and ► and select the program Seal.
2.
Press Enter to open the menu.
3.
Use the cursor keys ▲ and ▼ to go to the value for the Sealing Time and press Enter.
4.
Set the desired value using the cursor keys ▲ and ▼ and press Enter.
When Seal 1-2 is activated, the cut-off time cannot be set lower than the seal time.
5.
Press the cursor key ◄ to return to the menu.
6.
Close the lid to start sealing.
6.7.2.14 Soft-Air
This is the time that air is softly released into the chamber after sealing has taken place.
To set the Soft-air function, follow the steps below:
1.
Press the cursor keys ▲ and ▼ and select the program Soft-air.
2.
Press Enter to open the menu.
3.
If Soft-air is not enabled, enable it. Press Enter and use the cursor keys ▲ and ▼ to turn Softair ON. Press Enter.
4.
Use the cursor keys ▲ and ▼ to go to the value for the Soft-air time and press Enter.
5.
Set the desired value using the cursor keys ▲ and ▼ and press Enter.
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6.
Press the cursor key ◄ to return to the menu.
7.
Close the lid to start sealing.
6.7.2.15 External Vacuum (optional)
The External Vacuum function allows special food containers to be vacuumed outside the machine.
The packaging is vacuumed until a vacuum of 99.8% is reached.
External Vacuum is only available on the Boxer and Lynx series.
Check in advance whether the relevant food container can withstand and hold a vacuum.
To select the External Vacuum option, follow the steps below:
1.
Connect the external vacuum hose to the machine by placing the adapter over the suction
inlet (1) in the vacuum chamber.
2.
Connect the external vacuum hose to the packaging.
a.
b.
Connect the adapter (3) of the external vacuum hose to the valve of the packaging.
Slide the sliding valve (2) towards the hose (closed position).
Figure 14: External Vacuum Adapter Set (ACS)
3.
Press the cursor keys and select the program External Vacuum to start vacuuming.
The packaging is vacuumed until the maximum vacuum is reached.
4.
Slide the sliding valve of the adapter towards the packaging (open position) and remove the
external vacuum hose from the packaging.
6.7.2.16 Dealer Information
If dealer information is entered into the machine, this will be displayed on the start-up screen.
6.8
Guideline for Function Values
For each function, values can be set if you are authorised as an owner. In order to understand the
consequence of the set value, the table below explains the consequences of giving a low or high
value for each function.
For the values in the table below, the following rule of thumb applies to setting a value in mbar.
These values may vary slightly, depending on the humidity.
• 99.8% = 2 mbar
• 0% = 1013 mbar
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Function
Range
Conditions
Vacuum
0 – 99%
Rule of thumb: the higher the vacuum, the less oxygen
(for 10-prog control) remains in the package and the longer the shelf life of
30 – 99.8%
the product. There are exceptions to this rule.
(for ACS)
Vacuum+
0 – 99 seconds
(for 10-prog control)
0 – 20 seconds
(for ACS)
Gas
30 – 98%
For some products it may be desirable to insert gas
(for 10-prog control) into the packaging to increase the shelf life of the
1 – 69%
product.
(for ACS)
Gas+
0.1 – 1 second
For some products it may be desirable to insert
additional gas into the packaging to create a "balloon
packaging". This allows for a better protection of a
fragile product. The recommended value for Gas+ is
0.7 seconds.
Red meat
0.1 – 1 second
When packaging large pieces of fresh meat, the
product continues to degas during the sealing phase.
Since the opening of the vacuum bag is already
closed, air pockets may form inside the package
after decompressing. This function prevents these air
pockets.
Liquid Control
0 – 99% (for 10prog control) 30 –
99.8% (for ACS)
If the pressure is reduced, the boiling point of liquids
will be decreased. As a result of this law of nature, a
product may start boiling. In addition to contamination
of the machine, this will reduce the weight and quality
of the product to be packaged. By enabling the Liquid
Control function, this special sensor will detect the
evaporation point, and the program will stop vacuuming
and proceed to the next step in the packaging process.
The value that can be set is the maximum achievable
vacuum value. Please keep in mind that this maximum
vacuum value can only be achieved as long as the
product does not start boiling.
Liquid Control+
1 – 99 seconds
(for 10-prog control)
0.1 – 5.0 seconds
(for ACS)
This is the time the vacuuming will continue after
detection of the evaporation point. Because of the
evaporation, a minor shockwave may occur, pushing all
remaining air from the bag. The best way to determine
the right time is trial and error.
This is the time the vacuuming will continue after the
maximum vacuum has been reached. This to allow
entrapped air to escape from the product. Please note
that the vacuum must be set to the maximum.
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Function
Range
Conditions
Sequential Vacuum
(ACS)/Multi-Cycle
Vacuum (10-prog
control)
0 – 99%
(for 10-prog control)
30 – 99.8%
(for ACS)
If the value for the Vacuum+ time is insufficiently
effective for the entrapped air to escape, the Sequential
Vacuum/Multi-Cycle Vacuum Step must be enabled.
In maximum five steps, vacuuming is alternated with
maintaining time. Each step increases the vacuum
reached in the previous step.
Marinating
40 – 99.8%
Only in case of ACS control. This is the adjustable
value of the last step. If it is set to 40%, no more
vacuuming will take place during this step, but it will
immediately proceed to sealing. 1 – 5 steps can be set.
The set end vacuum can only be achieved during the
last step.
Steps: 1 – 5
Tenderising
30 – 99.8%
Time: 0 – 30
minutes
Only in case of ACS control. This is the value at
which the tenderising takes place. The duration of the
tenderising process can also be set.
Seal time
1-2 cutting time
0.1 – 4.0 seconds
This is the time that the sealing wire and/or the cut-off
wire are heated. The longer the time, the more heat is
transferred to the bag.
Cleaning of the
pump
15 minutes
Fixed value.
The vacuum in the chamber must be at least 30% at the moment of sealing.
If the pressure is reduced, the boiling point of liquids will be decreased; see Figure 15: Vapour
Pressure Curve of Water on page 46. As a result of this law of nature, a product may start
boiling. In addition to contamination of the machine, this will reduce the weight and quality of the
product to be packaged.
When packaging moisture-containing products, such as soups and sauces, it is important to
closely monitor the vacuuming process. The moment bubbles are formed or the product starts to
bubble, you should immediately proceed to the next step in the cycle. See Proceeding to the Next
Step in the Cycle on page 30.
By letting products cool down sufficiently prior to starting the vacuuming process, a higher vacuum
can be achieved.
If the machine is equipped with the Liquid Control option, the control will automatically proceed to
the next step if the product starts boiling.
When packaging moisture-containing products, it is important to run the pump cleaning program
at least once a week. When moisture-containing products are vacuumed on a daily basis, it is
recommended to run the pump cleaning program at the end of the day.
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Figure 15: Vapour Pressure Curve of Water
6.9
Printer (ACS only)
A printer can be connected to the machine to print package labels.
From software version 90, the mounted sensor is automatically detected. A message is
displayed if you close the lid and no sensor is detected.
6.9.1
Connecting a Printer
To connect a printer to the machine, follow the steps below:
1.
Connect the printer to the mains supply.
2.
Connect the printer to the USB connector on the machine.
3.
Turn on the printer.
4.
Select the correct printer in the machine menu.
a.
b.
c.
d.
e.
f.
6.9.2
Open the menu.
Enter the owner code 1324.
Go to Settings.
Go to 1.1 Printer.
Select ZD410.
Press the cursor key ◄ to return to the menu.
Creating a Label
To create a label, perform the steps below:
1.
Open the menu.
2.
Enter the owner code 1324.
3.
Go to Settings.
4.
Go to 1.1 Printer.
5.
Go to Labels.
6.
Enter the desired information.
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1.
2.
Customer name
Label number
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.
Name
Info
Use by / Storage life
Storage temperature
Print customer name Y/N
Print info Y/N
Print achieved vacuum Y/N
Print expiry date Y/N
Print user Y/N
Print storage temperature Y/N
Once the printer is selected and the required information for the label is entered, the printer can be
activated on each separate program. To do this, go to the main menu, all the way to the right. Here
you can enable or disable the printer and select the label number you require. You can also select
the number of labels you require per cycle.
If you require an additional label after the complete cycle has ended and all labels have already
been printed, select the Print extra label option. This will print the last printed label again.
To replace the label roll, follow the instructions in Replacing a Printer Roll on page 69.
To align the printer prior to printing the first label, follow the instructions in Aligning the Printer on
page 70.
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7
Maintenance
When carrying out maintenance work, always observe the following safety rules.
• Only trained technicians are authorised to perform the described maintenance activities.
• Always disconnect the power supply by disconnecting the plug.
• Test the machine after carrying out maintenance work or repairs to make sure the machine can
be used safely.
7.1
Maintenance Schedule
The diagram below shows the maintenance activities that must be performed and the interval with
which these activities must be performed.
For specific descriptions for performing maintenance activities, consult the appropriate section
within Maintenance on page 48.
Activity *
1-D 1-W 6-M 1-Y
4-Y
Cleaning
Cleaning the machine.
X
Inspections
Check the oil level.
X
Run the pump cleaning program.
X
Inspect the sealing bars.
X
Inspect the silicone rubber of the silicone holders.
X
Inspect the lid gasket.
X
Check the plastic lid for cracks.
X
Inspect the lid springs. Pay additional attention to damage and the
fastenings of the lid springs.
X
Lubrication
Replace the oil of the vacuum pump. See Technical Data on page
60 for the type of oil.
X
Replacement
Replace the sealing wires.
X
Replace the silicone rubber of the silicone holders.
X
Replace the lid gasket.
X
Replace the oil exhaust filter.
X
Contact your dealer for professional servicing.
X
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Activity *
1-D 1-W 6-M 1-Y
4-Y
Replace the plastic lid.
X
* 1-D = Daily, 1-W = Weekly, 6-M = Every 6 months, 1-Y = Annually, 4-Y = Every 4 years
7.2
Cleaning the Machine
Never clean the machine using a high pressure cleaner.
Do not use any aggressive or toxic cleaning agents.
Do not use any cleaning agents containing solvents.
1.
7.3
Clean the surfaces with a soft, damp cloth. You can also apply a cleaning agent to the
machine and wash it with clean water.
Running the Pump Cleaning Program
The pump cleaning program runs the vacuum pump for 15 minutes. During the program, the pump
and the oil reach the operating temperature. Moisture in the pump is absorbed by the oil. The high
temperature causes any moisture in the pump to evaporate, and minimises the risk of corrosion.
It is advisable to run the program before using the machine for the first time, after the machine has
been stationary for a lengthy period of time, and especially prior to changing oil.
Run the pump cleaning program every week. If you package moisture-containing products, such as
soups and sauces, the pump cleaning program should be run every day.
1.
2.
7.4
Select the pump cleaning program.
10-program control system
Press the Pump Cleaning Program button.
ACS
Press the ▲ button or the ▼ button to browse to the pump
cleaning program.
Close the lid to start the pump cleaning program.
The pump cleaning program will run for 15 minutes.
Removing Oil, Refilling Oil
This section describes how to remove oil from the pump and how to refill the oil.
See Vacuum Pump on page 20 for an overview of the pump parts.
If the machine remains unused for a prolonged period of time, the oil must be removed from the
pump. This is necessary because moisture and dirt in the oil may affect the pump, causing the
pump to jam at the next use.
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The oil in the vacuum pump may be hot. Avoid contact with hot oil when removing the oil.
Follow the steps below to remove the oil from the pump:
1.
Only applies to Boxer 52: Remove the vacuum pump from the housing.
a.
b.
Unscrew the mounting screws (1) of the rotating mounting plate (3) and place them in a
secure location.
Turn the rotating mounting plate outward until a drip pan can be placed under the oil drain
plug (2).
Figure 16: Mounting Plate Boxer 52
2.
Place a drip pan under the oil drain plug.
3.
Remove the oil drain plug.
The oil will drain from the pump.
4.
Replace the oil drain plug.
Follow the steps below to add oil to the pump. You can follow these steps after all oil has been
removed, but also to refill oil.
5.
Remove the oil drain plug.
6.
Add oil until the oil level is between the minimum and maximum levels.
7.
Replace the oil drain plug.
8.
Only applies to Boxer 52: Replace the vacuum pump into the housing.
a.
b.
7.5
Turn the rotating mounting plate and vacuum pump back into the housing.
Screw in the mounting screws (1) of the rotating mounting plate (3) and tighten them.
Replacing the Oil Exhaust Filter
The oil exhaust filter prevents oil vapours from being emitted from the vacuum pump with the
exhaust air. If the filter becomes saturated, the maximum vacuum level can no longer be reached.
Replace the filter in case of vacuuming problems or as specified in Maintenance Schedule on page
48.
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7.5.1
Pump 8 m
3
3
Figure 17: Replacing the Oil Exhaust Filter (Pump 8 m )
Follow the steps below to remove the old oil exhaust filter:
1.
Remove the filter cover (3) of the vacuum pump (1) and put it aside.
2.
Remove the oil exhaust filter (2) from the vacuum pump.
Follow the steps below to install a new oil exhaust filter:
3.
Turn the new filter into the vacuum pump.
Make sure the O-ring is properly placed on the filter inlet.
4.
Mount the filter cover placed aside.
7.5.2
Pump 16/21 m
3
3
Figure 18: Replacing the Oil Exhaust Filter (Pump 16/21 m )
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Follow the steps below to remove the old oil exhaust filter:
1.
Remove the filter cover (4) of the vacuum pump (1) and put it aside.
2.
Remove the leaf spring (3) and put it aside.
3.
Remove the old filter (2).
Follow the steps below to install a new oil exhaust filter:
4.
Insert the new filter into the vacuum pump.
Make sure the O-ring is properly placed on the filter inlet.
5.
Mount the leaf spring placed aside.
6.
Mount the filter cover placed aside.
7.6
Replacing the Sealing Wire
Depending on the specifications of your machine, you can have one of the following (combinations
of) sealing wires:
•
•
•
•
Wide seal: one wide sealing wire
Cut-off seal: one sealing wire and one cutting wire
Double seal: two sealing wires
Bi-active seal: one seal bar with a wide sealing wire on both sides
The process of replacing the sealing wires is the same for all types.
Make sure, for bi-active seal systems, that the upper and lower sealing wires are aligned
precisely during the sealing.
Replace the sealing wires if the wire and/or the Teflon tape are damaged, or as specified in
Maintenance Schedule on page 48.
Figure 19: Removing the Sealing Bar
1.
Remove the sealing bar by lifting it from the cylinders. See Figure 19: Removing the Sealing
Bar on page 52.
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Figure 20: Replacing the Sealing Wire
2.
Remove the Teflon tape (1) that protects the sealing wire.
3.
Remove the screws (2) at the bottom of the sealing bar and remove the sealing wires (3).
4.
Replace the Teflon tape on the sealing bar.
a.
b.
c.
5.
Replace the sealing wires.
a.
b.
c.
d.
6.
7.7
Cut a new piece of sealing wire or cutting wire at the length of the sealing bar plus
approximately 15 cm.
First place the wire on one side of the sealing bar by tightening the screws (2).
Place the other end of the wire in its location and tension it with pliers. Now fasten it by
tightening the screws.
Cut both ends of the wire.
Replace the Teflon tape on the sealing wire.
a.
b.
c.
7.
Pull the Teflon tape from the top of the sealing bar (4).
Clean the sealing bar with a dust-free cloth.
Apply a new piece of Teflon tape of the same length on the sealing bar.
Cut a piece of Teflon tape at the length of the sealing bar plus approximately 5 cm.
Attach the tape over the sealing wires on the sealing bar evenly and without folds.
Cut the tape.
Place the sealing bar back in its position.
Replacing the Silicone Rubber of the Silicone Holders
To ensure a seal of good quality, the silicone rubber may not be damaged and the surface must be
smooth. Mechanical contact or burning by the sealing wire may damage the rubber.
Replace the silicone rubber if damaged or as specified in Maintenance Schedule on page 48.
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Figure 21: Replacing the Silicone Rubber of the Silicone Holders
1.
Pull the old silicone rubber from the holder, see Figure 21: Replacing the Silicone Rubber of
the Silicone Holders on page 54.
2.
Cut a new piece of silicone rubber. Make sure it is the same length as the holder.
If the rubber is too short or too long, this may cause problems with the seal of the
bag.
3.
Install the new piece of silicone rubber by pressing it into the recess of the silicone holder.
Ensure that the silicone rubber is fully and uniformly placed in the recess. It is also important
that the surface of the silicone rubber is smooth after it is in place, and that it shows no signs
of stress.
7.8
Replacing the Lid Gasket
The lid gasket ensures the vacuum chamber is fully closed during the machine cycle. This is
essential to reach the maximum vacuum level. Due to extreme pressure differences, the gasket
wears and should therefore be replaced regularly.
Replace the lid gasket if damaged or as specified in Maintenance Schedule on page 48.
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Figure 22: Replacing the Lid Gasket
1.
Pull the old gasket loose to remove it.
2.
Cut a new piece of rubber.
Preferably cut the new piece of rubber slightly longer than the old piece.
The edges must be cut straight.
If the lid gasket is too short or too long, this may cause problems when closing the lid
or it may cause leakage.
3.
Install the new gasket by pressing it into the gasket slot. The lip of the gasket must face
downwards and outwards.
The gasket should be placed in the slot evenly and without any tension. The edges must be
placed closely together to prevent leakage.
7.9
Inspecting the Lid Springs
1.
Check the fastenings of the lid springs for wear, corrosion and damage.
2.
Check the lid springs for wear and damage.
In the case of irregularities, please contact your service dealer.
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8
Troubleshooting
The tables below show the possible malfunctions and the corresponding causes as well as the
steps to be taken.
Malfunction
Activity
More information
Control panel does not
illuminate.
• Connect the machine to the
power supply.
Electrical Installation on page
21.
The control panel is on, but
• Check or adjust the switch of Contact your supplier.
there is no activity after closing
the lid.
the lid.
Insufficient end vacuum.
• Check the vacuum settings
of the program and adjust
them.
• Make sure that the
extraction opening is not
covered.
• Check the oil level in the
pump.
• Check/replace the oil
exhaust filter.
• Check/replace the lid
gasket.
Vacuum process is slow.
• Make sure that the
extraction opening is not
covered.
• Check the oil level in the
pump.
• Check/replace the oil
exhaust filter.
Vacuum bag is not sealed
correctly.
• Check the seal settings
of the program and adjust
them.
• Check/replace the Teflon
tape and the sealing wires.
• Check/replace the silicone
rubber of the silicone
holders.
• Check the inside of the
vacuum for contamination
and clean it.
Changing the Program Settings
on page 31.
Vacuum Pump on page 20.
Replacing the Oil Exhaust Filter
on page 50.
Replacing the Lid Gasket on
page 54.
Vacuum Pump on page 20.
Replacing the Oil Exhaust Filter
on page 50.
Changing the Program Settings
on page 31.
Replacing the Sealing Wire on
page 52.
Replacing the Silicone Rubber
of the Silicone Holders on page
53.
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Malfunction
Activity
More information
The lid does not open
automatically.
• Check the gas spring/
springs of the lid.
Contact your supplier.
Error messages for the 10-program control system
Malfunction
Activity
F1 in display.
• Check or adjust the switch of Contact your supplier.
the lid.
• Verify that the vacuum pump
is running.
F2 in display of the 10-program • Check whether the lid
control system with sensor
is open and restart the
control.
machine.
More information
Contact your supplier.
• If the message appears
again, please contact your
supplier.
--- in display.
• Check whether the lid is
open.
Error messages for the Advanced Control System
Malfunction
Activity
Message "Sensor missing" in
display.
• Check whether the sensor is
connected.
Message "Cycle aborted" in
display.
• Check whether the lid is
open.
More information
Troubleshooting
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9
Terms of Warranty
The warranty is subject to the following limitations. The warranty period for products supplied by
Henkelman BV is 3 years from the date indicated on the purchase document. This warranty is
limited to manufacturing and machining defects and therefore does not cover breakdowns involving
any part of the product that is exposed to any form of wear and tear. Normal wear and tear that
may be expected with the use of this product is therefore hereby excluded.
• The responsibility of Henkelman BV is limited to replacing defective parts; we shall not
acknowledge claims for any other kind of damage or costs.
• The warranty automatically expires in case of overdue or poor maintenance.
• If there are doubts about the maintenance activities or if the machine fails to work correctly,
always contact the supplier.
• The warranty does not apply if the defect is the result of incorrect or negligent use, or
maintenance that was conducted contrary to the instructions given in this manual.
• The warranty is void in the event of repairs or modifications to the product by third parties.
• Defects due to damage or accidents caused by external factors are excluded from the warranty.
• If we replace parts in compliance with the obligations of this warranty, then the replaced parts
become our property.
The provisions regarding the warranty and liability are part of the general terms and conditions of
sale, which can be sent to you upon request.
9.1
Liability
• We exclude all liability insofar as far as it is not required by law.
• Our liability shall never exceed the total amount of the machine value in question.
• With the exception of the applicable legal regulations of public order and good faith, we are
not liable to pay for any damage of any sort whatsoever to the counterparty or to third parties,
directly or indirectly, including lost profits, damage to movable or immovable property or
personal injury.
• We are in no way liable for damages arising from or resulting from the use of the product used,
or the unsuitability thereof for the purpose for which the other party decided to purchase the
product.
Terms of Warranty
58
10
Disposal
Do not dispose of oil and components as household waste. When
replacing oil or components at the end of the service life, ensure
that all materials are collected and disposed or reused in a legal and
environmentally sound manner.
Disposal
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Appendices
11.1
11.1.1
Technical Data
Technical Data Boxer
Boxer
35
42
42XL
42XL BA
52
5 to 30°C
5 to 30°C
5 to 30°C
5 to 30°C
5 to 30°C
< 70 dB(A)
< 70 dB(A)
< 70 dB(A)
< 70 dB(A)
< 70 dB(A)
5 hrs/day
5 hrs/day
5 hrs/day
5 hrs/day
5 hrs/day
Width
450 mm
493 mm
493 mm
403 mm
698 mm
Length
554 mm
528 mm
616 mm
616 mm
528 mm
Height
405 mm
440 mm
470 mm
420 mm
440 mm
Weight
49 kg
62 kg
67 kg
67 kg
66 kg
150 mm
180 mm
180 mm
120 mm
185 mm
6 mm
6 mm
6 mm
6 mm
6 mm
General
Ambient temperature
during operation
Sound emission
Maximum daily production
Dimensions of the machine
Maximum product height
Gas flush system (optional)
Dimensions connector
Gas supply
Maximum supply pressure
60-100 l/min 60-100 l/min 60-100 l/min 60-100 l/min 60-100 l/min
1 bar
1 bar
1 bar
1 bar
1 bar
Supply voltage
*
*
*
*
*
Connected load
*
*
*
*
*
Electrical connection
Vacuum pump
3
3
3
3
3
Capacity
16 m /h
21 m /h
21 m /h
21 m /h
21 m /h
Oil
0.3 litre
0.5 litre
0.5 litre
0.5 litre
0.5 litre
VM32
VM32
VM32
VM32
VM32
5 to 30°C**
5 to 30°C**
5 to 30°C**
5 to 30°C**
5 to 30°C**
Foodmax
Air 32
Foodmax
Air 32
Foodmax
Air 32
Foodmax
Air 32
Foodmax
Air 32
-10 to
40°C**
-10 to
40°C**
-10 to
40°C**
-10 to
40°C**
-10 to
40°C**
Type of mineral oil
Ambient temperature
mineral oil
Type of synthetic oil
Ambient temperature
synthetic oil
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*See machine plate.
**For different temperatures, please contact your dealer.
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11.1.2
Technical Data Lynx
Lynx
32
42
5 to 30°C
5 to 30°C
< 70 dB(A)
< 70 dB(A)
5 hrs/day
5 hrs/day
Width
534 mm
534 mm
Length
400 mm
491 mm
Height
385 mm
396 mm
Weight
35 kg
46 kg
103 mm
114 mm
6 mm
6 mm
60-100 l/min
60-100 l/min
1 bar
1 bar
Supply voltage
*
*
Connected load
*
*
General
Ambient temperature during operation
Sound emission
Maximum daily production
Dimensions of the machine
Maximum product height
Gas flush system (optional)
Dimensions connector
Gas supply
Maximum supply pressure
Electrical connection
Vacuum pump
3
3
Capacity
8 m /h
16 m /h
Oil
0.5 litre
0.5 litre
VM32
VM32
5 to 30°C**
5 to 30°C**
Foodmax Air 32
Foodmax Air 32
-10 to 40°C**
-10 to 40°C**
Type of mineral oil
Ambient temperature mineral oil
Type of synthetic oil
Ambient temperature synthetic oil
*See machine plate.
**For different temperatures, please contact your dealer.
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11.1.3
Technical Data Toucan
Toucan
Regular
Square
5 to 30°C
5 to 30°C
< 70 dB(A)
< 70 dB(A)
5 hrs/day
5 hrs/day
Width
480 mm
480 mm
Length
581 mm
581 mm
Height
795 mm
795 mm
Weight
108 kg
108 kg
275 mm
330 mm
6 mm
6 mm
60-100 l/min
60-100 l/min
1 bar
1 bar
Supply voltage
*
*
Connected load
*
*
General
Ambient temperature during operation
Sound emission
Maximum daily production
Dimensions of the machine
Maximum product height
Gas flush system (optional)
Dimensions connector
Gas supply
Maximum supply pressure
Electrical connection
Vacuum pump
3
3
Capacity
21 m /h
21 m /h
Oil
0.5 litre
0.5 litre
VM32
VM32
5 to 30°C**
5 to 30°C**
Foodmax Air 32
Foodmax Air 32
-10 to 40°C**
-10 to 40°C**
Type of mineral oil
Ambient temperature mineral oil
Type of synthetic oil
Ambient temperature synthetic oil
*See machine plate.
**For different temperatures, please contact your dealer.
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11.2
Example Programs
Example programs of the 10-program control system
Prog
Vacuum
Vacuum+
Seal
Soft-air
Type of product
1.
99%
OFF
2.2 s
3s
Solid products
2.
97%
N/A
2.2 s
OFF
Liquids/liquidcontaining products
3.
99%
OFF
2.2 s
8s
Fragile/sharp products
4.
99%
4s
2.2 s
3s
Product that may
contain entrapped air
Set as sensor-controlled
Prog no.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
Vacuum
99%
97%
99%
99%
80%
90%
50%
90%
60%
99%
Vacuum+
OFF
OFF
4s
Gas
OFF
OFF
OFF
60%
50%
80%
OFF
80%
30%
OFF
Seal
2.2 s
2.2 s
2.2 s
2.2 s
2.5 s
2.5 s
2.5 s
2.5 s
2.5 s
2.5 s
Seal 2
3.5 s
3.5 s
3.5 s
3.5 s
3.5 s
3.5 s
3.5 s
3.5 s
3.5 s
3.5 s
Soft-air
3s
OFF
8s
3s
OFF
OFF
2s
OFF
OFF
3s
15
Set as controlled by Liquid Control sensor
Prog no.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
Vacuum
99%
97%
99%
99%
H2O
90%
50%
90%
60%
99%
Vacuum+
OFF
OFF
4s
Gas
OFF
OFF
OFF
60%
50%
80%
OFF
80%
30%
OFF
Seal
2.2 s
2.2 s
2.2 s
2.2 s
2.5 s
2.5 s
2.5 s
2.5 s
2.5 s
2.5 s
Seal 2
3.5 s
3.5 s
3.5 s
3.5 s
3.5 s
3.5 s
3.5 s
3.5 s
3.5 s
3.5 s
Soft-air
3s
OFF
8s
3s
OFF
OFF
2s
OFF
OFF
3s
15
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Set as time-controlled
Prog no.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
Vacuum
25 s
20 s
15 s
10 s
30 s
25 s
20 s
20 s
15 s
30 s
Gas
OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF
5s
5s
10 s
15 s
15 s
OFF
Seal
2.2 s
2.2 s
2.2 s
2.2 s
2.5 s
2.5 s
2.5 s
2.5 s
2.5 s
2.5 s
Seal 2
3.5 s
3.5 s
3.5 s
3.5 s
3.5 s
3.5 s
3.5 s
3.5 s
3.5 s
3.5 s
Soft-air
3s
OFF
8s
3s
OFF
OFF
2s
OFF
OFF
3s
Example programs of the ACS control system
Prog
Vacuum
Vacuum+
Seal
Soft-air
Type of product
1.
99.8%
OFF
2.2 s
3s
Solid products
2.
97%
N/A
2.2 s
OFF
Liquids/liquidcontaining products
3.
99.8%
OFF
2.2 s
8s
Fragile/sharp products
4.
99.8%
4s
2.2 s
3s
Product that may
contain entrapped air
Set as senor-controlled or controlled by Liquid Control sensor
Prog no.
1
2
Vacuum
99.8%
97%
Vacuum+
OFF
Gas
OFF
Seal
3
4
5
6
7
99.8% 99.8% 99.5% 99.5% 99.5%
8
9
10
90%
95%
90%
OFF
4s
15
OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF
60%
OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF
2.2 s
2.2 s
2.2 s
2.2 s
2.5 s
2.5 s
3.5 s
3.5 s
2.5 s
2.5 s
Seal 2
2.2 s
2.2 s
2.2 s
2.2 s
2.5 s
2.5 s
4.0 s
3.5 s
2.5 s
2.5 s
Soft-air
3s
OFF
8s
3s
5s
OFF
OFF
5s
5s
5s
17
18
19
20
90%
95%
95%
99.8%
Set as senor-controlled or controlled by Liquid Control sensor
Prog no.
Vacuum
11
12
13
14
15
16
99.8% 99.8% 99.8% 99.8% 99.5% 99.8%
Vacuum+
OFF
OFF
5s
5s
5s
OFF
Gas
50%
40%
OFF
70%
70%
OFF
68%
OFF
OFF
OFF
Seal
2.5 s
2.5 s
2.0 s
2.0 s
2.0 s
2.0 s
2.0 s
2.0 s
2.0 s
2.0 s
Seal 2
2.5 s
2.5 s
2.0 s
2.0 s
2.0 s
4.0 s
2.0 s
2.0 s
2.0 s
4.0 s
Soft-air
OFF
OFF
OFF
5s
OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF
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11.3
Logbook
This logbook must include:
• Annual maintenance work
• Major replacements and emergencies
• Modifications
• Tests of the emergency stop buttons and safety devices
Date:
Performed by:
Description:
(authority, technician)
(nature of the activities,
which parts have been
replaced)
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66
Date:
Performed by:
Description:
(authority, technician)
(nature of the activities,
which parts have been
replaced)
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11.4
EC Declaration of Conformity
We,
Henkelman BV
Titaniumlaan 10
5221 CK, "s-Hertogenbosch
The Netherlands
declare under our sole responsibility that the product;
• Machine type: Boxer/Lynx/Toucan series
complies with all relevant provisions of the Directives;
• 2006/42/EC: Machinery Directive
• 2014/30/EG: EMC Directive
• 2014/35/EC: Low Voltage Directive
The undersigned is authorised to compile the technical file.
's-Hertogenbosch, the Netherlands
25 February 2014
Stephan Harleman
Director
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68
11.5
Replacing a Printer Roll
Follow the steps below to place the label roll in the printer.
Despite the inner diameter of the label roll being bigger than the holder, the roll can be
used without any issues.
Figure 23: Replacing the Printer Roll
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69
11.6
Aligning the Printer
1.
Switch on the printer and make sure the indication light is green.
2.
Press the Pause and Cancel button simultaneously for 2 seconds.
Figure 24: Aligning the Printer
The printer will print several labels and determine the correct position.
3.
Press the Feed and Cancel button simultaneously for 2 seconds.
Figure 25: Printing the First Label
The printer will print the first label.
4.
Remove the first printed label to print the next labels.
Appendices
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Henkelman BV
Titaniumlaan 10
5221 CK "s-Hertogenbosch
+31 (0)73 621 3671
+31 (0)73 622 1318
www.henkelman.com
info@henkelman.com
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