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My Binding Challenge Spartan 150M Instruction manual
CHALLENGE
SPARTAN 150SA
PAPER CUTTER
Instruction Manual
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OPERATOR’S
MANUAL
SPARTAN 150 SA
SEMI-AUTOMATIC
PAPER CUTTER
Sold and Serviced by
The Challenge Machinery Company
6125 Norton Center Drive
Norton Shores, MI. 49441
www.challengemachinery.com
F.150-O
Dec. 2004
1.0 Introduction
1.0 Introduction
THIS MANUAL is designed to help you get the most from your Challenge equipment. Keep this
manual in a safe, convenient place for quick reference by operators and service personnel.
SAFETY ALERT! This symbol means CAUTION: Personal safety
instructions! Pay special attention to the instructions in bold type. Personal injury may result if the
precautions are not read and followed.
READ THIS MANUAL BEFORE OPERATING! Follow precautions and instructions. If after reading
the manual questions still remain, contact your Authorized Challenge Dealer.
Take a few minutes right now to RECORD YOUR MACHINE SERIAL NUMBER in the space
provided on the front cover of this manual. Also be sure to fill out the warranty card accompanying
your machine and return it DIRECTLY TO CHALLENGE.
If you bought a used machine, it is important to have the following information on record at Challenge.
Copy this page, fill in the information and send it care of The Challenge Service Department, 6125
Norton Center Drive, Norton Shores MI. 49441.
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SERIAL NUMBER
COMPANY
ADDRESS
CITY
PHONE
DEALER NAME & CITY
STATE/PROVINCE
DATE INSTALLED
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* WARRANTY INFORMATION *
It is very important that you read and understand the conditions outlined in the Warranty Information
Sheet attached to the outside of the shipping container of your machine.
The Warranty Information Sheet must be filled out completely and returned to THE CHALLENGE
MACHINERY COMPANY in order for the warranty to be issued for this machine.
Challenge® is a registered trademark of The Challenge Machinery Company• 6125 Norton Center Drive• Norton Shores MI.
49441 Copyright© 2004 by The Challenge Machinery Company. All rights reserved. Printed in the U.S.A
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1.0 Introduction
TABLE OF CONTENTS
1.0 Introduction....................................................................................................................................... 2
2.0 Safety ............................................................................................................................................... 4
2.1 Precautions .................................................................................................................................. 4
2.2 Power Lockout Procedure............................................................................................................ 4
2.3 Warning Label Definitions ............................................................................................................ 5
3.0 Packing List ...................................................................................................................................... 7
4.0 Specifications ................................................................................................................................... 8
5.0 Installation & Setup .......................................................................................................................... 9
5.1 Inspecting Shipment..................................................................................................................... 9
5.2 Uncrating...................................................................................................................................... 9
5.3 Cleaning ....................................................................................................................................... 9
5.4 Power Hook-Up.......................................................................................................................... 10
5.5 Optional Stand Assembly........................................................................................................... 10
6.0 Operation........................................................................................................................................ 11
6.1 Power – Main Switch.................................................................................................................. 11
6.2 Backgauge Control..................................................................................................................... 12
6.3 Jogging Aid ................................................................................................................................ 13
6.4 Line Light.................................................................................................................................... 13
6.5 Making a Cut .............................................................................................................................. 14
6.6 Adjusting the Knife Depth .......................................................................................................... 14
6.7 Operating Tips............................................................................................................................ 15
7.0 Knife Installation/Changing............................................................................................................. 16
7.1 Knife Removal............................................................................................................................ 16
7.2 Knife Installation......................................................................................................................... 17
7.3 Knife Care Tips .......................................................................................................................... 18
7.3.1 Knife Blade Life................................................................................................................... 18
7.3.2 Cutting Stick........................................................................................................................ 19
7.3.3 Bevel Angle......................................................................................................................... 19
7.3.4 Helpful Suggestions............................................................................................................ 19
7.3.5 Knife Care ........................................................................................................................... 19
8.0 Maintenance and Troubleshooting ................................................................................................. 22
8.1 Maintenance............................................................................................................................... 22
8.2 Troubleshooting ......................................................................................................................... 22
9.0 Footprint ......................................................................................................................................... 23
10.0 Safety Systems Test .................................................................................................................... 24
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2.0 Safety
2.0 Safety
2.1 Precautions
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This machine is designed for one-person operation. Never operate the machine with more than
one person.
Safe use of this machine is the responsibility of the operator. Use good judgment and common
sense when working with and around this machine.
Read and understand all instructions thoroughly before using the machine. If questions remain,
contact the dealer from which you purchased this machine. Failure to understand the operating
instructions may result in personal injury.
Only trained and authorized people should operate this machine.
DO NOT ALTER SAFETY GUARDS OR DEVICES. They are for your protection. Severe
personal injury may result.
Disconnect power before cleaning or performing maintenance. See Section 2.2 Power Lockout
Procedure.
Observe all caution labels on this machine.
Be sure the cutter is properly grounded.
Be sure there is sufficient power to operate the cutter properly.
Observe all caution plates mounted on this cutter.
Keep foreign objects off table and away from cutter blade.
BE EXTREMELY CAREFUL when handling and changing the cutter knife. Severe lacerations or
dismemberment could result from careless handling procedures.
Keep the floor around the cutter free of trim, debris, oil and grease.
When replacing hydraulic parts, loosen the connections slowly to release pressure. Never loosen
connections with the machine running.
If the cutter sounds or operates unusually, have it checked by a qualified service person.
CRUSH HAZARD, keep hand and fingers from under the clamp when clamping paper. Use
Jogging Aid to load paper, and use the backgauge to push paper out before unloading. DO NOT
REACH UNDER THE KNIFE AND CLAMP AREA!
2.2 Power Lockout Procedure
For maximum safety while making adjustments or repairs to your machine, be sure to disconnect
power to the machine. Disconnect the power plug from its socket
Figure 1 - Main Power Disconnect
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2.3 Warning Label Definitions
The following warning labels are found at various locations on your machine. Read and understand
the meaning of each symbol. If a label is lost from the machine, it should be replaced.
HAZARDOUS AREA
Disconnect power before cleaning, servicing, or making adjustments not requiring
power. Do not alter safety guards or devices; they are for your protection. Replace
all guards. Do not operate with any guards removed.
SHOCK HAZARD
Disconnect power before removing cover. Replace cover before operation.
SHOCK HAZARD
Disconnect power before removing cover. Replace cover before operation.
SINGLE OPERATOR
Do not operate with more than one person.
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!OJO!
This Este simbolo de alerta de seguridad significa ¡ OJO ! INSTRUCCIONES DE SEGURIDADPERSONAL. Lea las instrucciones porque se refieren a su
seguridad personal. Fall de obedecer las instrucciones que siguen podria resultar en lesiones
corporales.
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Esta maquina, junto con sus mecanismos de seguridad, esta disenada para ser manejada por
UNA SOLA PERSONA a la vez. Jamas debe ser manejada por mas de una persona al mismo
tiempo.
La seguridad es la responsabilidad del operario que usa esta maquina.
LEA DETENIDAMENTE el manual de instrucciones y las PRECAUCIONES DE SEGURIDAD
antes de poner a funcionar la cortadora. Pidale a su supervisor una copia.
El manejo de la guillotina debe estar exclusivamente a cargo de personal entrenado y autorizado
para ello.
NO MODIFIQUE LOS MECANISMOS DE SEGURIDAD, estan ahi para su proteccion no deben
ni modificarse ni quitarse.
DESCONECTE LA CORRIENTE ELECTRICA antes de proceder a hacerle servicio de limpieza,
engrasar, o de hacer adjustes que no requieren corriente. Trabe el interruptor en la posicion
OFF (apagado); vea “Procedimiento para cortar la corriente electrica” al pie de esta pagina.
Eche llave a la guillotina y quite la llave cuando la maquina no esta en operacion; vea “Corriente
electrica”.
Asegurese de que la guillotina este debidamente a tierra. Vea “Conexion de la fuerza electrica”.
Verifique el voltaje y asegurese de que este sea suficiente para el debido funcionamiento de la
guillotina.
Preste atencion a todas las placas con advertencias instaladas en esta guillotina.
No permita que objetos estranos esten en la mesa o cerca de la cuchilla cortadora.
TENGA SUMO CUIDADO al tocar y cambiar la cuchilla. Heridas severas y hasta
desmembramiento pueden resultar del manejo sin cuidado o negligente.
El suelo alrededor de la guillotina debe mantenerse despejado y libre de recortes, desperdicios,
aceite y grasa.
Al haber la necesidad de reemplazar partes hidraulicas, afloje todas las conexiones poco a poco
para dejar escapar la presion. Jamas debe aflojarse conexiones mientras la maquina este
andando.
Si la guillotina empezara a sonar o trabajar diferentemente a lo acostumbrado, desconectela y
consulte la seccion “Troubleshooting” (Reparador) de este manual. Si no es posible corregir el
problema, llame a su servicio autorizado para que le examinen la maquina.
PELIGRO DE MACHUQUE - Mantenga manos y dedos fuera de la agarradera mientras sujeta el
papel. Use el calibrador trasero y su rueda de mano para empujar el papel cortado. NO PONGA
SUS MANOS BAJOLA CUCHILLA O AREA DE LA AGARRADERA.
NO OPERE SIN LAS GUARDAS PROTECTORAS!
¡ OJO ! PRECAUCION -
Como proceder para desconectar
la corriente electrica.
Para maxima seguridad durante ajustes y reparaciones de su maquina, verifique bien que el interruptor principal
de control de corriente al cual la maquina esta conectada, este desconectado. El interruptor deba ser puesto en
la posicion “OFF” (desconectado) y se debe poner un candado en la anilla. La llave del candado debe ser
guardada por la persona que estara efectuando los trabajos de servicio o de reparacion en la guillotina.
Desconecte la corriente electrica antes de proceder a hacer cualquier ajuste o reparacion o de efectuar el
engrase en cualquier maquina.
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3.0 Packing List
3.0 Packing List
Part No.
Spartan 150 SA
5064
60011
60057
60058
60061
F.150-O
W-189
Description
15” Semi Automatic Paper Cutter
Cutting Stick Puller
Knife – Standard (installed in machine)
Cutting Stick
Jogging Aid
Knife Lifter Assembly
Operator Manual
5/32” Hex ‘T’ Allen Wrench
Qty.
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Optional Items
Part No.
60065
60057
60011
60011-1
Description
Floor Stand
Extra Cutting Sticks
Knife – Standard
Knife – Long Lasting H.S.S.
Qty.
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4.0 Specifications
4.0 Specifications
Description
Inch Units
Metric Units
Cutting Width
15-3/4”
40 cm
Minimum Cut
1-15/16”
4.9 cm
Clamp Opening
1-1/2”
3.8 cm
Table Space
Front:
9”
22.9 cm
Back:
15-1/4”
38.7 cm
Dimensions
Overall Height
19”
48.3 cm
Overall Height with Optional
46”
117 cm
Stand
Table Height with Optional
36”
91.4 cm
Stand
Overall Length
31”
78.7 cm
Overall Width
25-3/4”
65.4 cm
Approx. Net Weight
170 lbs
77 kg
Approx. Shipping Weight
200 lbs
91 kg
Approx. Weight of Optional
40 lbs
18 kg
Stand
Electrical
120 Volts 60 HZ. 8 Amps, Service Size 15 Amps Receptacle NEMA 5-15R
Sound Emission
A-weighted sound pressure level measured in an enclosed room at operator level
(6 feet/183 cm):
Machine cutting a full lift of paper: 78 dB or less
Challenge reserves the right to make changes to any product or specification without notice and
without incurring responsibility to existing units.
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5.0 Installation & Setup
5.0 Installation & Setup
5.1 Inspecting Shipment
This machine has been carefully packed to prevent damage during shipment. However, claims for
damage or loss are the responsibility of the recipient. Inspect all shipments as soon as they are
received. If there is any noticeable damage, note it on the freight bill. Visual and/or hidden damage
must be reported to the claims department of the carrier within 15 days. Contact your dealer if you
need any assistance. Check the contents of the box against the packing list on page 7. Make sure
there are no missing items.
5.2 Uncrating
The Spartan 150 SA weighs approximately 200 lbs (91 kg). DO NOT risk personal injury or damage
by attempting to move machinery with makeshift equipment or inadequate help. This machine is
shipped on a wooden skid and enclosed in a protective, wooden frame and corrugated carton.
Remove the carton by removing the nails or staples holding it to the wooden frame and lift it straight
up over the cutter. Remove the wooden uprights and cut the plastic straps. Carefully lift machine off
skid and set on to work surface or optional stand. Place accessories in position as shown in Figure 2
below:
Figure 2
5.3 Cleaning
After unpacking, wipe down all machine panels and surfaces with a clean cloth.
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5.0 Installation & Setup
5.4 Power Hook-Up
SHOCK HAZARD! NEVER CUT THE GROUND TERMINAL from a threeprong plug to fit a two-prong socket. Possible shock could cause personal injury or death. Hire a
qualified electrician to provide a power source that meets electrical requirements and all local
electrical codes.
It is the customer’s responsibility to provide a properly grounded receptacle that meets the power
requirements specified on the nameplate of this machine, as well as all local electrical codes. Have a
qualified electrician install one if your location is not so equipped.
Connect the power cord into a grounded, 3-prong receptacle only!
120 Volts 60 HZ. 8 Amps,
Service Size 15 Amps Receptacle NEMA 5-15R
Figure 3
5.5 Optional Stand Assembly
Using two or more people, carefully set the Spartan 150 SA onto the stand assembly, inserting the
four corners of the machine into the four uprights of the stand (Figure 4). Attach the machine to the
stand using the screws provided with the stand.
Screws supplied with stand
Figure 4
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6.0 Operation
6.0 Operation
IMPORTANT: DO NOT ATTEMPT TO OPERATE THE CUTTER UNTIL
YOU HAVE THOROUGHLY READ AND UNDERSTAND ALL OF THE FOLLOWING
INSTRUCTIONS. CALL YOUR AUTHORIZED CHALLENGE DEALER IF YOU STILL HAVE ANY
QUESTIONS.
Clamp Handle
Front
Shield
Backgauge
Position
Display
On/Off Switch
And CircuitBreaker Switch
Left Cut
Button
Right Cut
Button
Backgauge
Hand Crank
Figure 5 – Machine Controls
6.1 Power – Main Switch
Power is enabled when the main power switch is turned to the “ON” position (Figure 6). The display
and line light are turned on at this time.
Figure 6 –Power On-Off Switch and Circuit Breaker
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If the knife is not at the “up” postion when the main power switch is turned
on, the knife will automatically move to the “up” position.
The main power switch is also an 8 Amp circuit breaker and will automatically switch off in the event
of too much current running through the switch, such as from an electrical short.
6.2 Backgauge Control
The backgauge is used to position paper to the desired location when cutting. The backgauge is
operated by the hand crank at the front of the machine. The backgauge position is shown by a
lighted LED display. When the machine is first powered up, the display shows four lines as follows,
indicating the display needs to be reset.
Figure 7 – Display at power up
To reset the display, bring the backgauge to the forward most position. If the backgauge is already at
the forward most position, move the backgauge back by a few turns, then bring it forward again. Now
the display should show the actual position of the backgauge (Figure 8). The position of the decimal
point indicates whether the reading is in inches or millimeters. Two digits to the right of decimal
indicates inches, one digit to the right of decimal indicates millimeters. To switch from inches to mm
and vice versa, press the inch/mm button located next to the display.
Figure 8 – Display with backgauge at 2.00 inches
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6.3 Jogging Aid
Always remove the jogging aid from the table before making a cut.
A jogging aid is included as standard equipment with the Spartan 150 SA. This tool allows the
operator to load and align paper without the need to place hands or arms under the knife or clamp.
To use, load the paper against the side and backgauge using the jogging aid (Figure 9 & Figure 10).
Remove the jogging aid from the table, close the shield, clamp the paper, and make the cut.
Figure 9
Figure 10
6.4 Line Light
The Spartan 150 SA comes standard with an LED line light. The line light comes on and stays on
whenever the power is on. To use, simply align paper under clamp, and use the red light line as an
indicator of where the cut will be made (Figure 11, page 14).
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Figure 11 – Line Light
6.5 Making a Cut
Open the front shield and set the backgauge to the desired position. Place the paper square against
the backgauge and either side guide. Clamp down on the paper using the clamp hand wheel located
on top of the machine. Now close the front shield then press and hold both cut buttons (located on
the front face of the machine). Hold the buttons in until the knife reaches the table. Now release the
cut buttons and the knife will return to the “up” position and the front shield will automatically open.
Note: releasing the cut buttons or raising the shield at any time during the cut cycle will immediately
send the knife to the “up” position. Raise the clamp by turning the hand wheel and remove the cut
pieces of paper.
Note: The shield must be opened and closed each time a new cut is to be made.
See Section 6.7 Operating Tips, page 15 for more information about clamping and cutting.
6.6 Adjusting the Knife Depth
The depth of cut can be adjusted using the knife depth adjusting screw located on the right side of the
machine. The same T-handled wrench used for changing the knife can be used to adjust the screw.
Turn the screw clockwise to increase knife depth, and counterclockwise to decrease knife depth. It is
better to make several slight adjustments and perform test cuts in between, than to make large
adjustments and cut too deep. Try to avoid setting the knife too deep as this can cause premature
wear on knife and/or damage the cut stick.
Figure 12 – Knife Depth Adjustment
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6.7 Operating Tips
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Correct clamping pressure is important for getting good results. Insufficient clamping
pressure may result in “draw”, where the top sheets are longer than the rest of the pile
because they are drawn out from under the clamp during cutting. Excessive clamping
pressure, however, may cause pile distortion and inaccurate cuts.
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For best results, you MUST have a sharp blade in the cutter. A dull blade will pull or draw the
paper and cause uneven cutting. Increased clamp pressure will not eliminate draw caused
by a dull knife.
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Carefully lay out each sheet before you start cutting. Find the best cut pattern to give you the
most pieces out of the sheet. If the sheet will be folded, be sure grain of the paper is running
in the same direction as the fold or you will get a rough edge on the fold.
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Mark the gripper edge and the guide edge of printed paper and make sure the first cuts are
with these guide edges against the backgauge.
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When cutting business cards or narrow strips of paper, place lifts of equal height on opposite
sides of the table to provide better clamping.
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7.0 Knife Installation/Changing
7.0 Knife Installation/Changing
Changing knives can be very dangerous unless safety precautions are
observed and extreme care is taken when handling knives.
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Make sure knife lifters are used properly, see instructions following.
Keep handling of unprotected knives to an absolute minimum.
Clear off cutter table before removing knife.
Have scabbard nearby and insert knife immediately.
Warn people of any unprotected knife.
Knife changing is a ONE PERSON OPERATION. Having more than one person trying to
change knives invites accidents.
Knife Lifter
Assembly
5/32”
T-Wrench
Knife
Scabbard
Figure 13 – Spartan 150 Knife Change Accessories
The knife changing equipment shown in Figure 13 is included with the machine. The following
instructions show how to remove and install a new or re-sharpened knife. Read through these
instructions AT LEAST ONCE before attempting to actually change or install any blades.
7.1 Knife Removal
1. Make sure the knife and clamp are in the “up” position. Turn the main power switch off and
disconnect the machine power cord to prevent accidental power-up while servicing the cutter.
2. Raise the knife depth of cut all the way up by turning the knife adjusting screw located on the right
side of the machine counterclockwise until it starts to unscrew out of the machine (see Section
6.6 , p. 14). This will ensure the new knife will not cut too deep since a new knife will cut deeper
than one that has been ground several times. Failure to raise the depth could damage the new
knife and/or the cutting stick.
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3. Remove the two knife bolts from the slotted knife bar holes ONLY and replace with the knife lifter
assembly (Figure 14). Tighten the lifters to hold the knife in place, and then remove the
remaining four knife bolts.
Figure 14
4. Clear the table surface and place the empty knife scabbard on a flat surface nearby. Remove the
scabbard’s knife retaining screws.
5. Grasp the knife lifters firmly and, at the same time, turn them counterclockwise to release the
knife from the knife bar. Lower the entire assembly down, then move the knife to the left slightly
then bring the knife out of the cutter, right end first. Put the blade in the scabbard immediately
and secure the knife with the knife retainer screws.
6. Send dull knives to a knife grinder – do not attempt to sharpen your own knives! Knives that do
not have a minimum height of 1-1/2” (3.8 cm) will not function properly and should be carefully
discarded. See the Knife Care Tips Section below for additional information.
7.2 Knife Installation
Knives are heavy and always very sharp! Be sure to keep the edge away
from your body and keep other people out of the area while handling the blade. Severe lacerations or
dismemberment could result from careless handling procedures.
1. Make sure the knife and clamp are in the “up” position. Turn the main power switch off and
disconnect the machine power cord to prevent accidental power-up while servicing the cutter.
2. Pull out the cut stick and turn it to a new surface or replace with a new one.
3. Remove the retainer screws from the new blade and screw the knife lifters into the new
blade. Screw the lifters about half way into the knife.
4. Insert the knife assembly into position under the knife bar, left end first. Raise the knife into
the knife bar slot as high as it will go. Check both view holes to make sure knife is all the way
up (Figure 15, page 18). Then tighten the lifters.
NOTE: If the blade will not go in, make sure the lifters are not screwed into the blade too far.
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View Hole
View Hole
Figure 15
5. Insert and tighten four knife bolts.
6. Remove the knife lifter assembly and replace with the remaining two knife bolts.
7. Place a few sheets of paper over the cut stick, covering the stick end-to-end.
8. Clamp the paper.
9. Double check to make sure the knife depth adjusting screw has been adjusted up (step #2,
Knife Removal). Plug in the power cord, turn the power on, close the shield, and press the
cut buttons to perform a cut cycle.
10. If the knife does not cut all the way through (and it shouldn’t on the first try), adjust the knife
depth of cut by turning the adjusting screw on the right side of the machine, about one
complete turn at a time to start. Continue to make cuts and adjustments until the knife cuts
through all sheets. Remove paper and cut through a few larger lifts of paper to make sure
the knife depth is set correctly. Adjust again if necessary.
11. Send dull knives to a knife grinder – do not attempt to sharpen your own knives! Knives that
do not have a minimum height of 1-1/2” (3.8 cm) will not function properly and should be
carefully discarded. See the Knife Care Tips Section below for additional information.
7.3 Knife Care Tips
! KNIFE SAFETY ! Knives are DANGEROUS!!! Knives are very sharp,
even after use. Keep the edge away from your body and keep the area clear of others when handling
knives. Never touch the cutting edge! To prevent personal injury and damage to the knife, always
keep knives in their holders with screws tightened. Even if you are aware of the dangers, others may
not be. Never attempt to hone, polish, or service the knife in any way. Failure to follow safety
procedures may result in severe lacerations or dismemberment.
7.3.1 Knife Blade Life
Knife blade life, or the time between sharpening, can be affected by many factors. One important
factor is the type of paper being cut. Abrasive paper, such as recycled paper, soft paper such as
newsprint paper, and bound books can all significantly shorten knife blade life. Also, if the knife depth
is set too deep, the knife will cut too deep into the cutting stick and can quickly dull the knife blade.
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A knife can last between 2,000 and 5,000 cuts before it needs to be sharpened. Cutting soft paper
(such as newsprint paper) or paper with high post-consumer recycled content can cause the knife to
need sharpening after only 2,000 to 3,000 cuts. Cutting pure paper, such as bond paper with no
recycled content, or hard paper can allow the knife to be used for as many as 5,000 cuts before it
needs to be sharpened. In all cases, the operator should continually check the quality of the cut to
determine when the knife blade needs to be sharpened. Some characteristics that indicate a blade
needs sharpening are:
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The knife hesitates or stalls while making a cut.
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The sheets are not all cut to the same length (usually the top few sheets are longer than the
rest of the sheets - this is sometimes called “draw”).
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Cut marks appear on the cut face of the paper.
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The profile of the cut (side view) is not perpendicular to the table.
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The cut does not appear straight when viewed from the top.
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The knife makes a “rough” sound as it passes through paper.
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Nicks are visible on the cutting edge of the knife.
7.3.2 Cutting Stick
A worn cutting stick can affect the cut quality of the bottom sheets. When this happens, the cut stick
can be rotated. Usually, the stick should be rotated one or two times between knife sharpening.
There are 8 possible cut stick positions. The stick can be rotated 4 times, and then turned end to
end, and rotated 4 times again.
7.3.3 Bevel Angle
Challenge recommends that bevel angles for the Spartan 150 knives be 21°.
7.3.4 Helpful Suggestions
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It may be helpful to own a “set” of knives. A set consists of 3 knives: one in the machine,
one as back up, and one at the grinder.
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If the machine seems to strain but the cut quality is still good, reduce the pile height. You
may also carefully apply glycerin to the bevel when cutting hard, coated paper. Tie a cloth to
the end of a stick; dip the stick in glycerin, and apply. Never apply by hand! In lieu of
glycerin you may lightly rub white bar soap along the bevel. Lubrication will prolong the life of
your machine and reduce maintenance.
7.3.5 Knife Care
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To prevent corrosion, knives are coated with light oil. It should be REMOVED WITH CARE.
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While removing or installing a knife, be careful not to allow the edge to bump against the
machine. Nicks will result.
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If a knife bolt is damaged, replace it.
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Always keep knife bolts securely tightened.
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Store knives in a dry environment to prevent corrosion.
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8.0 Maintenance and Troubleshooting
8.0 Maintenance and Troubleshooting
8.1 Maintenance
All maintenance on this machine should be performed by trained service
personnel. Attempting to perform repair and replacement procedures without proper training may
cause machine damage or operator injury!
8.2 Troubleshooting
Problem
Possible Cause
1. The machine will not
power up – no display,
no line light, and
machine will not cycle.
a) Power cord is disconnected.
b) Main power switch/circuit
breaker is off.
c) No power at electrical outlet.
a) Plug in cord.
b) Turn power switch/circuit
breaker on.
c) Check outlet. Repair or use
another outlet.
2. Display and line light are
on, but machine will not
cycle.
a) Front guard is open.
b) Front guard has not been
opened and closed since
previous cut cycle.
a) Close front guard.
b) Open and close front guard.
3. Backgauge display
shows: “----“.
a) Backgauge has not been
preset.
a) Preset Backgauge by bringing
backgauge to front of machine
4. Knife cuts deeper on one
side than the other.
a) Knife is not seated all the way
up in knife bar.
a) Loosen knife screws and use
knife lifter assembly to raise
knife up tight. See Section 7.2
Knife Installation, page 17.
5. The machine strains
through a cut.
a) Dull knife.
a) Change the knife with a new or
sharpened one. See Section
7.0 Knife Installation/Changing,
page 16 for instructions.
b) Apply less force on clamp
handle when clamping paper.
c) The electrical outlet may not
have sufficient power if other
equipment is operating on the
same line. Try another outlet
on a different line.
b) Paper clamped too tight.
c) Inadequate power source.
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Solution
6. Concave cutting – ends
wide, center narrow.
a) Excessive moisture at edges
of paper.
a) Keep paper in dry location.
7. Concave cutting –
variation from top to
bottom.
a) Soft paper not firmly clamped.
a) Apply more force on clamp
handle when clamping.
b) Change the knife with a new or
sharpened one. See Section
7.0 Knife Installation/Changing,
page 16 for instructions.
b) Knife dull or incorrectly
ground.
9.0 Footprint
9.0 Footprint
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10.0 Safety Systems Test
10.0 Safety Systems Test
Machine manufacturer
CHALLENGE
Model
SPARTAN 150 SA
Serial Number __________________
Frequency of test: THESE TESTS SHOULD BE PERFORMED AT THE BEGINNING OF EACH
WORK DAY.
Turn the power on and make sure the knife and clamp are in the up position (if they are not, follow the
instructions in this manual to send them up).
Test #1: With the front shield open, press the cut buttons. Nothing should happen. If the knife
comes down with the front guard open, do not use the machine. Repair or adjustment is needed.
Test #2: Close the front guard and press the cut buttons. While the knife is coming down, open the
front shield. The knife should immediately return to the up position. If it does not, do not use the
machine. Repair or adjustment is needed.
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10.0 Safety Systems Test
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Repairs
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Initials of
Repairer
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Date
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