Canon 6609B074 Digital Camera User Manual

F - 160 OPERATION AND
MAINTENANCE MANUAL
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Table of Contents
Section 1: Safety
1.1 Symbols ......................................................................................................1 - 1
1.2 Safety features ...........................................................................................1 - 1
1.3 Installation .................................................................................................1 - 4
1.4 Operations ..................................................................................................1 - 8
1.5 Applications ..............................................................................................1 - 12
1.6 Troubleshooting .......................................................................................1 - 16
1.7 Maintenance .............................................................................................1 - 16
1.8 Decal Explanation ....................................................................................1 - 19
Figure 1 - 6 Decal Location .......................................................1 - 20
Section 2: Warranty
2.1 Limited warranty information ...................................................................2 - 1
2.2 Exclusions to the warranty .......................................................................2 - 1
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Section 3: Specifications
3.1 General .......................................................................................................3 -1
3.2 Consumables ..............................................................................................3 - 1
3.3 Function .....................................................................................................3 - 2
3.4 Electrical ...................................................................................................3 - 2
3.5 Dimensions ................................................................................................3 - 3
Figure 3.5.1 Dimensions ...............................................................3 - 3
Section 4: Installation
4.1 Preinstallation check list ...........................................................................4 - 1
Figure 4.1.1 Suggested floor layout .............................................4 - 3
Figure 4.1.2 Single phase ( U.S. ) ................................................4 - 4
Figure 4.1.3 Three phase ( Europe ) ...........................................4 - 4
4.2 Unpacking .................................................................................................4 - 5
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4.3 Shrink wrapped ........................................................................................4 - 5
4.4 Crated ........................................................................................................4 - 6
4.5 Accessory pack content ............................................................................4 - 8
4.6 Leveling .....................................................................................................4 - 8
4.7 Safety check ............................................................................................4 - 11
4.7.1 Front and rear infeed tables ................................................................4 - 12
4.7.2 Front and rear safety shields ...............................................................4 - 14
4.7.3 Emergency stops ..................................................................................4 - 15
4.8 Function check ........................................................................................4 - 17
4.8.1 Control panel .......................................................................................4 - 18
Figure 4.8.1 Default settings ......................................................4 - 21
4.8.2 Variable speed footswitch ....................................................................4 - 22
4.8.3 Unwind shafts and unwind brakes .......................................................4 - 22
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Section 5: Operations
5.1 Control panel .............................................................................................5 - 1
Figure 5.1.1 Front control panel ................................................5 - 9
5.2 Emergency ...............................................................................................5 - 10
5.3 Set up .......................................................................................................5 - 11
5.3.1 Power ....................................................................................................5 - 11
5.3.2 Film loading ..........................................................................................5 - 12
Figure 5.3.4 Measurement chart ................................................5 - 13
5.3.5 Heating .................................................................................................5 - 13
5.4 Job programming ...................................................................................5 - 15
Figure 5.4.1 Job save chart ......................................................5 - 17
5.5 Manual nip adjustment ...........................................................................5 - 17
5.5.1 Main roller manual nip adjustment .....................................................5 - 17
5.5.2 Pull roller manual nip adjustment ........................................................5 - 20
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5.6 Infeed tables ............................................................................................5 - 23
5.6.1 Removing the infeed tables ..................................................................5 - 23
5.6.2 Replacing the infeed tables ..................................................................5 - 23
Section 6: Applications
Group 1: No heat
6.1 Precoating substrates ...............................................................................6 - 1
6.2 Mounting only .........................................................................................6 - 10
6.3 Single sided lamination ( Sled method ) ..................................................6 - 17
6.4 Single sided lamination ( Craft paper method ) ......................................6 - 25
6.5 Decal and mount .....................................................................................6 - 34
Pass 1 Decal ........................................................................................6 - 34
Pass 2 Mount .......................................................................................6 - 43
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Group 2: Top heat only
6.6 Precoating substrates ..............................................................................6 - 51
6.7 One pass mount and laminate .................................................................6 - 60
6.8 Thermal decal and mount .......................................................................6 - 69
Pass 1 Thermal decal ...........................................................................6 - 70
Pass 2 Mount ........................................................................................6 - 78
Group 3: Top and bottom heat
6.9 Encapsulation ...........................................................................................6 - 85
6.10 Parameter charts and diagrams
Figure 6.10.1 Temperature conversion chart ...................6 - 95
Blank chart ....................................................................................................6 - 96
Blank diagram ...............................................................................................6 - 97
Chart 1 - Precoating substrates .....................................................................6 - 98
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Diagram 1 - Precoating subtrates .................................................................6 - 99
Chart 2 - Mounting only ...............................................................................6 - 100
Diagram 2 - Mounting only .........................................................................6 - 101
Chart 3 - Single sided ( Sled ) ......................................................................6 - 102
Diagram 3 - Single sided ( Sled ) .................................................................6 - 103
Chart 4 - Single sided ( Craft paper ) ..........................................................6 - 104
Diagram 4 - Single sided ( Craft paper ) .....................................................6 - 105
Chart 5 - Decal and mount ( Decal ) ...........................................................6 - 106
Diagram 5 - Decal and mount ( Decal ) ......................................................6 - 107
Chart 6 - Decal and mount ( Mount ) .........................................................6 - 108
Diagram 6 - Decal and mount ( Mount ) ....................................................6 - 109
Chart 7 - Precoating subtrates ....................................................................6 - 110
Diagram 7 - Precoating subtrates ................................................................6 - 111
Chart 8 - One pass mount ............................................................................6 - 112
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Diagram 8 - One pass mount .......................................................................6 - 113
Chart 9 - Thermal decal and mount ( Decal ) .............................................6 - 114
Diagram 9 - Thermal decal and mount ( Decal ) ........................................6 - 115
Chart 10 - Thermal decal and mount ( Mount ) ..........................................6 - 116
Diagram 10 - Thermal decal and mount ( Mount ) .....................................6 - 117
Chart 11 - Encapsulation .............................................................................6 - 118
Diagram 11 - Encapsulation ........................................................................6 - 119
Section 7: Troubleshooting
7.1 Wave problems .........................................................................................7 - 1
7.2 Film problems ...........................................................................................7 - 3
7.2.1 Thermal laminates .................................................................................7 - 3
7.2.2 Pressure senstive ....................................................................................7 - 3
7.3 Machine problems .....................................................................................7 - 4
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7.4 Glossary ....................................................................................................7 - 5
Section 8: Maintenance
8.1 Maintenance schedule ...............................................................................8 - 1
8.2 Cleaning the rollers ..................................................................................8 - 2
8.2.1 Cabinets and covers ...............................................................................8 - 6
8.2.2 Touch screen control panel ....................................................................8 - 6
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Safety
Section 1 Safety
WARNING
CAUTION
Indicates a potentially hazardous situation
which, if not avoided, could result in serious
injury.
Do not attempt to operate your Falcon 160
laminator until you have read this section
carefully!
Your safety, as well as the safety of others, is
important to GBC Pro - Tech. This section contains
important safety information.
DANGER
Indicates an imminently hazardous situation
which, if not avoided, could result in death
or serious injury.
The following symbols are used throughout this
manual to indicate Information, Caution, Warning,
Danger and Electrical Shock conditions.
ELECTRICAL
SHOCK
1.1 Symbols
Indicates an electrical shock situation which,
if not avoided, could result in serious
paralyzation of the body or death.
INFORMATION
Indicates helpful information that should be
considered before, during, or after an
action, step or procedure is given.
1.2 Safety features
CAUTION
Indicates a potentially hazardous situation
which, if not avoided, could result in minor
or moderate injury, or alerts against unsafe
practices or alerts against actions which
could damage the product.
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The F-160 laminator has been designed with
safety as a primary consideration; however, you
must become thoroughly familiar with the controls,
proper operation, proper service procedures and safety
features of the laminator before using or servicing the
unit.
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GBC Pro - Tech laminators are powerful
machines that are designed to mount, laminate, and
encapsulate. The forces required to accomplish these
tasks can vary from negligible to very large.
The motorized main roll lift mechanism used to
provide downward pressure on the top roll is capable
of producing forces greater than 400 pounds. This force
is applied to any object presented in the opening (
called the nip ) between the two rolls.
Use care in lowering the top laminating roll and
know how to react quickly in an emergency. The main
laminator roll up / down control is located on the right
side of the machine within the front control panel. The
GAP up / down arrows controls the motion of the top
main laminating roll. Before pressing the GAP down
arrow, ensure that nothing is in the nip area.
In addition, the main laminating rolls of the F160 can reach temperatures of over 200oF
( 100oC ).
The word qualified is defined below;
Qualified ;
• Any engineer that has experience with
electrical and mechanical design of lamination
equipment.The engineers should be fully aware of all
aspects of safety with regards to lamination equipment.
• Any commissioning or service engineer must
be of competent nature, trained and qualified to GBC
Pro-Tech standards to fulfill that job. This person will
have completed and passed the full service training
course from GBC Pro-Tech.
• Any GBC Technician, GBC Specialist, and /
or GBC Pro-Tech Technician that has been through the
GBC Pro-Tech service training course.
The F-160 laminator has steel cabinets and leg
panels that are bolted close to isolate the electrical and
drive system components for the safety of the operator.
Figure 1.2.1 illustrates placement of the cabinets and
covers.
DANGER
Figure 1.2.1
At these temperatures there is a danger of
severe burn if the rolls are touched during
setup, operation or servicing.
Cabinets and covers
Cabinets
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INFORMATION
Only a qualified service technician should
perform any procedure in Part B of this
manual.
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An important feature of the F-160 laminator are
the safety shields, when raised, the auto run is disabled
and drive control is transferred to the footswitch.
Figure 1.2.2 illustrates the safety shields in the up
position.
Safety
Figure 1.2.3
Emergency stops
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Caution should always be exercised
when using the laminator with
the safety shields raised.
You can be seriously HURT or INJURED!
Figure 1.2.2
Safety shields raised
To continue operation, both EMERGENCY
STOPS ( E-STOPS ) must be in the up position. To
reset the E-STOP, twist the button 1/4 turn clockwise.
Refer to Figure 1.2.4 for illustration.
Figure 1.2.4
Rear safety
shield
Reset E-Stop buttons
Front safety
shield
Unlatch
The laminator is equipped with two
EMERGENCY STOPS located on the top of either
side of the laminator. To engage the EMERGENCY
STOP feature, press down on either one. Either of
these, when engaged, stops the laminator. Refer to
Figure 1.2.3 for illustration.
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Press RESET located on the left leg at the rear
of the machine.
1.3 Installation
Reset
The following symbols are positioned at
various points in Section 4 Installation.
CAUTION
Failure to follow the pre-installation check
list can result in damage to the laminator.
The front and rear tables must be in proper
position for the laminator to operate under normal
condition. Figure 1.2.5 illustrates the tables and keys.
WARNING
If these tables are removed, you may operate
the laminator using the variable speed footswitch. The
speed is controlled through a “accelerator pedal” style
footswitch. Please see footswitch in section 3 of this
manual.
Figure 1.2.5
Tables and keys
The operating environment must be free of
dust, flammable liquids and vapors. You can
be injured by inhaling chemical vapors.
WARNING
Vapor build up or stored flammable liquids
can cause a fire. Excessive dust can damage
the laminator.
CAUTION
Do not locate the laminator where air is
blowing directly on the machine. The air
flow can cool the rolls unevenly and result in
poor quality output.
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WARNING
Be sure to follow the correct wiring diagram
when supplying power to the laminator. If
improperly connected, you can be seriously
injured or cause damage to the laminator.
Safety
WARNING
The unpacking process requires at least two
people. You can be severely injured, crushed
or cause damage to the laminator.
INFORMATION
CAUTION
A L L S H I P M E N T S A R E E X - W O R K S . At our
dock, title passes to the buyer. Please review
your insurance coverage prior to shipment,
as you are responsible for all subsequent
freight charges and risks.
Do not use a knife or other sharp object to
remove the shrink wrap from around the
laminator. You can cause irreparable
damage to the rollers.
INFORMATION
Before signing the Bill of Lading, you should
be sure to inspect the crate and / or pallet
for signs of damage or missing items; if
applicable, make note of this on the Bill of
Lading.
WARNING
Do not attempt to move the laminator across
anything other than a flat level surface
without trained and qualified riggers. You
can be crushed or seriously injured.
INFORMATION
Depending on the destination and customer
preference, the Falcon 160 may be shipped
in various ways. The laminator may arrive
shrink wrapped or in a plywood crate on a
skid. Please follow the unpacking procedure
that pertains to your method of shipment.
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CAUTION
Do not allow the top to fall into the crate. It
can damage the laminator.
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INFORMATION
Do not put packing screws on the floor.
They can cause problems when trying to roll
the laminator into position or you can
become injured if stepped on.
CAUTION
A second person must support the side
labeled 5 in Figure 4.4.1 It can fall and
damage the laminator or cause harm to you
and others.
CAUTION
Do not allow the top to fall into the crate. It
can damage the laminator.
WARNING
Do not attempt to use the ramps if they are
not secured to the pallet. Make sure you
have the pallet on a flat even surface before
attempting to roll the machine off using the
ramps.
WARNING
The Falcon 160 Laminator is a large and
heavy piece of equipment. It is necessary to
employ LICENSED RIGGERS ONLY to
move the laminator. The laminator is not
designed to be tipped up or sideways in any
way. Such action disturbs the exact
alignment of the rolling parts of the machine
and requires extensive realignment. You can
be crushed or seriously injured.
INFORMATION
About recycling: The crate components can
be reused for shipping the laminator again
or can be disassembled and the wood and
screws recycled. The shrink wrap is not
recyclable, so it must be discarded.
INFORMATION
GBC Pro-Tech's warranty does not cover
malfunction of the equipment due to
mishandling and / or tipping. GBC ProTech bears no responsibility for personal
injury or damage due to moving the
laminator improperly.
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INFORMATION
Improper leveling, will result in poor
output quality.
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INFORMATION
The side frame provides a more accurate
reading than the cabinet.
Safety
WARNING
Do not wear ties, loose fitting clothing or
dangling jewelry while operating or
servicing the laminator. These items can get
caught in the nip and choke you or you can
be crushed or burned.
INFORMATION
A second person can read the level while you
make the appropriate adjustments.
WARNING
If you find a safety feature not working
properly, you should contact your local
service representative immediately
WARNING
Caution should always be exercised
when using the laminator with
the safety shields raised.
You can be seriously HURT or INJURED!
INFORMATION
Do not put packing screws on the floor.
They can cause problems when trying to roll
the laminator into position.
WARNING
Keep hands and fingers clear of the
laminator roller nip when changing GAP.
You can be CRUSHED or BURNED!
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INFORMATION
The SAFETY indicator should not be
flashing when the tables are properly
seated and the safety shields are in
the closed position..
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INFORMATION
Notice that the footswitch speed is not
indicated in the SPEED DISPLAY on the
front control panel.
WARNING
Keep hands and fingers clear of
the laminator roller nip when
adjusting PRESSURE.
You can be CRUSHED or BURNED!
1.4 Operations
INFORMATION
The following symbols are positioned at
various points in Section 5 Operations.
When the safety shield is in the lowered
position and "Footswitch" mode is engaged,
speed is controlled through the control
panel.
INFORMATION
Read the following warnings and cautions
before attempting to operate or service the
Falcon 160 Laminator.
INFORMATION
INFORMATION
If the variable speed footswitch is not
close to the speed of the control panel,
output quality may be affected by the
speed difference.
When any command is pressed on the
control panel, a "beep" will sound. If the
command is held down, the panel will
"beep" only once.
WARNING
INFORMATION
When adjusting the pressure, the gap
will be affected as well.
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When operating the laminator using the
variable speed footswitch, keep hands and
fingers away from the nip of the rollers.
You may be CRUSHED or BURNED!
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CAUTION
Speed is controlled through the variable
speed footswitch when the safety shield
is in the raised position.
Safety
INFORMATION
Footswitch speed is not indicated in the
SPEED DISPLAY on the control panel.
INFORMATION
WARNING
When the safety shield is lowered, speed
reverts to the panel speed setting.
Caution should always be exercised
when using the laminator with
the safety shields raised.
You can be seriously HURT or INJURED!
WARNING
At these temperatures there is a danger
ofsevere burn if the rolls are touched
duringsetup, operation or servicing.
INFORMATION
When a safety shield is raised while pressing
on the variable speed footswitch, the speed
may be faster or slower than the indicated
panel speed.
INFORMATION
When an EMERGENCY STOP is engaged,
all motion stops. The nip will not change
from the operating setting.
INFORMATION
When the safety shield is raised, the
laminator will only run while the variable
speed footswitch is depressed.
INFORMATION
Twisting the roll of film while sliding
makes loading the film onto the
unwind shaft easier.
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CAUTION
Ensure the roll of laminate is loaded
properly on the unwind shaft.
Exposed adhesive should be facing
away from the rollers.
This will prevent hours of roll cleaning!
INFORMATION
Slow speed will assists with heat up times
and distributes heat evenly.
INFORMATION
INFORMATION
For the lower unwind shaft, add 1/4 in. to
the measurement.
When the laminator is first turned on, the
front control panel will go into the default
mode.
Default mode; TOP TEMP. = 68 o F ( 20 o C ),
BOT. TEMP. = 68 oF ( 20 oC ), GAP = 1 in.,
PRESSURE = no bars are solid, JOB = 0, no
motion direction selected, SPEED = 00.0 and
SLEEP = flashing
INFORMATION
When requiring top and bottom heat, it is
recommended to set both temperatures to
the same set point.
WARNING
Keep hands and fingers clear of the
laminator roller nip when changing GAP.
You can be CRUSHED or BURNED!
INFORMATION
Do not add PRESSURE when heating the
laminating rollers, this allows the high
release silicone to expand with minimum
restrictions.
INFORMATION
When storing parameters within the JOB
SAVE feature of the laminator, PRESSURE
is not a storable setting.
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CAUTION
If you accidentally press SAVE at any time,
the old parameters will be replaced with the
new parameters.
Safety
INFORMATION
Density of the substrate will determine the
amount of pressure you may use.
INFORMATION
INFORMATION
You should store each job location with its
parameters on the chart provided in
Figure 5.4.1
CAUTION
Sharp edges on a substrate should be filed
smooth and GAP manually adjusted.
Sharp edges can CUT the rollers!
CAUTION
Excess pressure can damage the laminating
rollers. Always use the minimum roll
pressure necessary to complete the task.
INFORMATION
Excessive pressure will cause the
substrate to bow or flatten.
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If the main laminating rollers are heated,
mounting application may be run from the
rear operating position of the machine.
WARNING
Keep hands and fingers clear of the pull
roller nip when changing the gap.
You can be CRUSHED!
CAUTION
Excess pressure can damage the laminating
rollers. Always use the minimum roll
pressure necessary to complete the task.
INFORMATION
Excessive pressure will cause the
substrate to bow or flatten.
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CAUTION
If not installed properly, you can be injured
or cause damage to the table or laminator.
CAUTION
Sharp edges on a substrate should be filed
smooth and GAP manually adjusted.
Sharp edges can CUT the rollers!
WARNING
1.5 Applications
The following symbols are positioned at
various points in Section 6 Applications.
WARNING
Do not wear ties, loose fitting clothing or
dangling jewelry while operating or
servicing the laminator. These items can get
caught in the nip and choke you or you can
be crushed or burned.
INFORMATION
The mount adhesive must not exceed 1 in.
the width of the substrate. If it does, you
will experience complications with this
application.
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Caution should always be exercised
when using the laminator with
the safety shields raised.
You can be seriously HURT or INJURED!
INFORMATION
Twisting the roll of craft paper while
sliding makes loading the film onto
the unwind shaft easier.
CAUTION
Ensure the roll of laminate is loaded
properly on the unwind shaft.
Exposed adhesive should be facing
away from the rollers.
This will prevent hours of roll cleaning!
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CAUTION
Ensure the roll of mount adhesive is
loaded properly on the unwind shaft.
Exposed adhesive should be
facing away from the rollers.
This will prevent hours of roll cleaning!
WARNING
Keep hands and fingers clear of the
laminator roller nip when changing GAP.
You can be CRUSHED or BURNED!
INFORMATION
If the thickness of the substrate is not
known, follow the procedure to manually
set the nip in Section 5.5.1 Manually nip
adjustment.
Safety
WARNING
When operating the laminator using the
variable speed footswitch, keep hands and
fingers away from the nip of the rollers.
You may be CRUSHED or BURNED!
CAUTION
Speed is controlled through the variable
speed footswitch when the safety shield
is in the raised position.
INFORMATION
Excessive pressure will cause the
substrate to bow or flatten.
CAUTION
WARNING
Keep hands and fingers clear of
the laminator roller nip when
adjusting PRESSURE.
You can be CRUSHED or BURNED!
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Excess pressure can damage the laminating
rollers. Always use the minimum roll
pressure necessary to complete the task.
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INFORMATION
PRESSURE will vary with the thickness
and width of the laminate you are using.
Adjust as necessary.
INFORMATION
When requiring top and bottom heat, it is
recommended to set both temperatures to
the same set point.
INFORMATION
INFORMATION
The leading edge is the first part of the
board or image that enters the nip
of the rollers.
If the main laminating rollers are heated,
mounting application may be run from the
rear operating position of the machine.
INFORMATION
Position the leader board squarely
onto the mount adhesive.
INFORMATION
Do not add PRESSURE when heating the
laminating rollers, this allows the high
release silicone to expand with minimum
restrictions.
CAUTION
Prolonged contact can form flat spots on the
rollers.
INFORMATION
CAUTION
Slow speed will assists with heat up times
and distributes heat evenly.
When manually setting the main roll nip,
observe the substrate to prevent crushing.
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INFORMATION
Avoid tacking at the ends first and pressing
towards the center, you may create a tunnel
once you have reached the center. This will
make for a difficult mounting application.
Safety
WARNING
Keep hands and fingers clear of the pull
roller nip when changing the gap.
You can be CRUSHED!
INFORMATION
INFORMATION
If the board is not squarely positioned,
you may experience difficulties with
this application.
INFORMATION
If the image is not conformed to the roller,
you may experience difficulties with
this application.
INFORMATION
Use a slow speed. If the tack point enters
the rollers nip, you will not be able to
pull the release liner.
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Do not lower the pull roller so that the
substrate is crushed when passing through.
This will prevent the boards from bowing.
CAUTION
Caution should always be exercised when
using a utility knife near the rollers.
You can put cuts into the rollers!
INFORMATION
Stopping the rollers on the print will leave a
pressure line on the image.
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1.6 Troubleshooting
CAUTION
The following symbols are positioned at
various points in Section 7 Troubleshooting.
Prolonged contact can form flat spots on the
rollers.
WARNING
Do not wear ties, loose fitting clothing or
dangling jewelry while operating or
servicing the laminator. These items can get
caught in the nip and choke you or you can
be crushed or burned.
CAUTION
If silicone adhesive contacts the laminating
rollers, remove it IMMEDIATELY using
80% isopropyl alcohol. It can harden within
an hour and bond to the rollers.
INFORMATION
For optimal temperature settings of
various laminates, contact your
supplier or sales representative.
1.7 Maintenance
The following symbols are positioned at
various points in Section 7 Troubleshooting.
CAUTION
Exercise care when cleaning the laminating
rollers with 80% isopropyl alcohol:
Ÿ
Use only in a well ventilated area
Ÿ Wear rubber gloves
Ÿ Use only on cool rolls
CLEANING HEATED ROLLERS CAN
IGNITE THE FUMES!
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WARNING
Do not wear ties, loose fitting clothing or
dangling jewelry while operating or
servicing the laminator. These items can get
caught in the nip and choke you or you can
be crushed or burned.
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INFORMATION
Below is a recommended maintenance
schedule. Before performing any of the steps
listed, read through the procedures first.
Please follow the instructions pertaining to
the step you are performing.
Safety
CAUTION
Excessive pressure can destroy the silicone
layer by pressing to hard or scrubbing
too long in one spot.
CAUTION
ELECTRICAL
SHOCK
Remove power from the laminator before
servicing. You can be severely shocked,
electrocuted or cause a fire.
Do NOT pick or pull heat activated adhesive
off the rolls when they are cold. You can
cause irreparable damage to the
laminating rolls.
INFORMATION
INFORMATION
If improperly performed, you may
encounter other problems with the output
quality.
WARNING
Caution should always be exercised
when using the laminator with
the safety shields raised.
You can be seriously HURT or INJURED!
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When cleaning the bottom main roller,
switch the motion direction to reverse.
When cleaning the bottom pull roller,
switch the motion direction to forward.
This will prevent anything from
being pulled into the nip.
WARNING
When operating the laminator using the
variable speed footswitch, keep hands and
fingers away from the nip of the rollers.
You may be CRUSHED or BURNED!
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CAUTION
Speed is controlled through the variable
speed footswitch when the safety shield
is in the raised position.
WARNING
Keep hands and fingers clear of
the laminator roller nip when
adjusting PRESSURE.
You can be CRUSHED or BURNED!
CAUTION
Use only isopropyl alcohol or rubber cement
eraser to clean the rollers. Harsh chemicals
like toluene, acetone, or MEK can destroy
the silicone covering of the rolls.
CAUTION
Exercise care when cleaning the laminating
rollers with 80% isopropyl alcohol:
Ÿ
Use only in a well ventilated area
Ÿ Wear rubber gloves
Ÿ Use only on cool rolls
ELECTRICAL
SHOCK
Remove power from the laminator before
cleaning. You can be severely shocked,
electrocuted or cause a fire.
ELECTRICAL
SHOCK
Do not use liquid or aerosol cleaners on the
laminator. Do not spill liquid of any kind on
the laminator. You can be severely shocked,
electrocuted or cause a fire. Use only a damp
cloth for cleaning unless other wise
specified.
CLEANING HEATED ROLLERS CAN
IGNITE THE FUMES!
WARNING
Keep hands and fingers clear of the
laminator roller nip when changing GAP.
You can be CRUSHED or BURNED!
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1.8 Label locations
Cautions / Warning Label Locations
!
WARNING
!
ACHTUNG
! MISE EN GARDE
Posted at various locations on the Falcon 160
Laminator are important safety labels. Pay careful
attention to these labels at all times! Figure 1.8.1
illustrates the location of each of these labels.
!
WARNING
!
ACHTUNG
Chain Pinch Point: Exercise extreme caution when
working around this area. Moving chains and sprockets
are present.
! MISE EN GARDE
Read Manual: Read the operations manual before
attempting to operate this machine.
Electrical Shock: Live voltage present. Exercise
extreme caution. You may be electrocuted!
!
WARNING
!
ACHTUNG
! MISE EN GARDE
Roller Pinch Point: Keep hands and fingers away.
You may be crushed and/ or burned.
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Danger Voltage: High voltage wires. You may be
shocked, electrocuted, paralyzed or die!
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Figure 1.8.1
Label locations
!
WARNING
!
ACHTUNG
!
MISE EN GARDE
!
WARNING
!
ACHTUNG
! MISE EN GARDE
Inside cabinet
Behind Cover
!
WARNING
!
WARNING
!
ACHTUNG
!
ACHTUNG
! MISE EN GARDE
! MISE EN GARDE
!
WARNING
!
ACHTUNG
! MISE EN GARDE
Behind Cover
Behind cabinet
!
WARNING
!
ACHTUNG
!
WARNING
!
ACHTUNG
! MISE EN GARDE
! MISE EN GARDE
Rear location
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Section 2 Warranty
GBC Pro-Tech warrants the equipment sold is
free from defects in material and workmanship for a
period of one ( 1 ) year parts and 90 days labor
from the date of installation. This warranty is the only
warranty made by GBC Pro-Tech and connot be
modified or amended.
GBC Pro-Tech’s sole and exclusive liability
and the customer’s sole and exclusive remedy
under this warranty shall be, at GBC Pro-Tech’s
option, to repair or replace any such defective part
or product. These remedies are only available if
GBC Pro-Tech’s examination of the product
discloses to GBC Pro-Tech’s satisfaction that such
defects actually exist and were not caused by
misuse, neglect, attempt to repair, unauthorized
alteration or modification, incorrect line voltage,
fire, accident, flood, or other hazard.
2.1 Limited Warranty
This warranty specifically does not cover
damage to the laminating rollers caused by knives,
razor blades, other sharp objects, failure caused by
adhesives or improper use of the machine. Warranty
repair or replacement does not extend the warranty
beyond the initial one year period from the date of
delivery.
CAUTION
Unauthorized customer alterations will
void this warranty.
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Warranty
THE WARRANTY MADE HEREIN IS
IN LIEU OF ALL OTHER
WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR
IMPLIED, INCLUDING ANY
WARRANTY OR
MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS
FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. GBC
PRO-TECH WILL NOT BE LIABLE
FOR PROPERTY DAMAGE OR
PERSONAL INJURY ( UNLESS
PRIMARILY CAUSED BY ITS
NEGLIGENCE ), LOSS OF PROFIT OR
OTHER INCIDENTAL OR
CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES
ARISING OUT OF THE USE OR
INABILITY TO USE THE
EQUIPMENT.
2.2 Exclusions to the
Warranty
This warranty specifically does not
cover;
1. Damage to the laminating rolls caused by
knives, razor blades, other sharp objects or
failure caused by adhesives.
2. Damage to the machine caused by lifting, tilting
and/or any attempt to position the machine other
than rolling on the installed castors on even
surfaces.
3. Improper use of the machine.
4. Damage due from unqualified person(s) servicing the
machine.
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Qualified
• Any engineer that has experience with
electrical and mechanical design of lamination
equipment.The engineers should be fully aware of all
aspects of safety with regards to lamination equipment.
• Any commissioning or service engineer must
be of competent nature, trained and qualified to GBC
Pro-Tech standards to fulfill that job. This person will
have completed and passed the full service training
course from GBC Pro-Tech.
• Any GBC Technician, GBC Specialist, and /
or GBC Pro-Tech Technician that has been through the
GBC Pro-Tech service training course.
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Specifications
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Section 3.1 General
Description :
• Mid level, wide format color finisher for the sheet fed
ink jet market. The Falcon 160 is a self standing, bi
directional laminator..
Features :
• Two unwinds ( 1 upper, 1 lower )
• Two rewinds ( 1 upper front, 1 lower center )
• Safety shielded
• Infeed and oufeed tables
• Accelerator footswitch
• Job programmable
• Bi-directional system
Applications :
• Single sided lamination
• Encapsulation
• Mounting
• Decaling
Section 3.2
Consumables
Film Types :
• Pressure sensitive laminates
• Pressure sensitive adhesives
• Low melt laminates
• Thermal laminates
• Thermal adhesives
Film Diameters :
• Up to a 8” roll diameter ( 20.3 cm )
Core Size :
• 3” core standard ( 7.62 cm )
• 2-1/4” optional ( must have optional core adapters )
( 5.72 cm )
Film Widths :
• 64” Pressure sensitive ( 162.6 cm )
• 62” Thermal ( 157.8 cm )
Paper Widths :
• 62” maximum paper width ( 157.8 cm )
Mounting Thickness :
• Up to 1” inch thick ( 2.54 cm ) either direction
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Function
Speed :
• 0 - 15 ft / min ( 0 - 4.6 m / min )
Motor :
• 2-1/4 horse power drive motor
• Bi-directional D.C. motor
Heating Capabilities :
• 68oF - 290oF ( 20oC - 143oC )
Controls :
• Front control panel
• Variable speed footswitch
Job Save :
• Save up to 9 job parameters
Roll Design :
• High release silicone rolls
Section 3.4 Electrical Requirements
United States :
• 230 - 240 VAC, 50/60 Hz, single phase, 55 amps.
Europe :
• 230 - 240 VAC, Wye 3 phase, 32 amps/ phase
B.T.U. output :
• 31,732 B.T.U. / hour
Heater Wattages :
• 4650 watts per heater
Amperage Draw :
• No heat, motor only : 1 - 3 amps
• Top heat and motor : 20 - 23 amps
• Both heat and motor : 40 - 43 amps
D/C Voltage used :
• 24 vdc
• 12 vdc isolated x 2
• 24 vdc isolated
A/C Voltage used:
• 230 vac ( minimum )
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Section 3.5
Dimensions
Weight :
• Crated : 1568 lbs. ( 711 kg. )
• Uncrated : 1200 lbs. ( 544 kg. )
Dimensions :
• Crated : 90 in. (H) x 46 in. (W) x 72 in. (L)
( 229 cm (H) x 117 cm (W) x 183 cm (L) )
• Uncrated : 54 in. (H) x 38 in. (W) x 82.5 in. (L)
( 137 cm (H) x 96 cm (W) x 209 cm (L) )
Refer to Figure 3.5.1
Nip Height :
• 37 3/16 in. ( 95 cm )
Safety Shield Raised Height :
• 66 5/8 in. ( 169 cm)
Figure 3.5.1
Dimensions
82.5"
Plane4
Plane4
Plane4
54"
38"
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Section 4 Installation
GBC Pro-Tech is committed to a program of
ongoing product improvement. As a result, we are
providing these instructions so that you can insure that
your new Falcon 160 Laminator is properly and
securely unpacked, moved, and installed.
Before a Falcon 160 Laminator can be
installed, there are a few requirements that must be
met. Make certain that each of the requirements
listed in the following pre-installation checklist are met
before beginning installation.
Is the environment appropriate for the
laminator? The laminator requires a clean, dust
and vapor free environment to operate
properly. It must not be located where there is
air blowing directly on the machine.
Have you contacted a certified electrician to
both wire the laminator and ensure that
adequate power is being supplied, having the
appropriate capacity, over current protection
and safety lockouts are available.
WARNING
CAUTION
Failure to follow the pre-installation check
list can result in damage to the laminator.
The operating environment must be free of
dust, flammable liquids and vapors. You can
be injured by inhaling chemical vapors.
4.1 Pre-installation
WARNING
Are doorways and hallways wide eneough for
the laminator to be moved to the installation
site?
Vapor build up or stored flammable liquids
can cause a fire. Excessive dust can damage
the laminator.
Is there ample room for the laminator?
CAUTION
A work area must be established that allows
for operation in both the front and rear of the
laminator and provides space for efficient
material flow. Figure 4.1.1 illustrates a typical
machine area layout.
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Do not locate the laminator where air is
blowing directly on the machine. The air
flow can cool the rolls unevenly and result in
poor quality output.
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The laminator requires 230 to 240 vac, 50/60
Hz, 55 amps. Or, in Europe only, 3-N phase,
220 vac, 32 amps per phase.
WARNING
Be sure to follow the correct wiring diagram
when supplying power to the laminator. If
improperly connected, you can be seriously
injured or cause damage to the laminator.
Figure 4.1.2 illustrates proper wiring for single phase
for the U.S..
Figure 4.1.3 illustrates proper wiring for Wye 3 phase
for Europe.
WARNING
The Falcon 160 Laminator is a large and
heavy piece of equipment. It is necessary to
employ LICENSED RIGGERS ONLY to
move the laminator. The laminator is not
designed to be tipped up or sideways in any
way. Such action disturbs the exact
alignment of the rolling parts of the machine
and requires extensive realignment. You can
be crushed or seriously injured.
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Figure 4.1.1
Installation
Suggested Floor Layout
4' x 6' ( 1.22 m x 2m )
Work table on wheels
8.4'
( 2.57 m )
Table height
35-3/4" ( .94 - .95m )
82.5"
( 209 cm )
20'
( 6m)
38"
( 96 cm )
8.4'
( 2.57m )
3' ( 1 m)
4' x 6' ( 1.22 m x 2m )
Work table on wheels
Table height
35-3/4" ( .94 - .95m )
13' ( 4 m)
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Figure 4.1. 2 Single phase, U.S.
TB 2
L2
L1
G
TB 1
Incoming line voltage
Figure 4.1.3 Wye 3 phase, Europe only
TB 2
TB 1
L3
L2
L1
N
G
N2
Incoming line voltage
L3-2
Correct Configuration
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4.2 Unpacking
With regards to your shipping methods, use one
of the following procedure described to safely and
properly unwrap / uncrate your laminator.
INFORMATION
A L L S H I P M E N T S A R E E X - W O R K S . At our
dock, title passes to the buyer. Please review
your insurance coverage prior to shipment,
as you are responsible for all subsequent
freight charges and risks.
INFORMATION
Before signing the Bill of Lading, you should
be sure to inspect the crate and / or pallet
for signs of damage or missing items; if
applicable, make note of this on the Bill of
Lading.
4.3 Shrink Wrapped
a) Inspect the machine for any obvious shipping
damages upon receipt.
b) Carefully unwrap the shrink wrap from around
the laminator.
CAUTION
INFORMATION
Depending on the destination and customer
preference, the Falcon 160 may be shipped
in various ways. The laminator may arrive
shrink wrapped or in a plywood crate on a
skid. Please follow the unpacking procedure
that pertains to your method of shipment.
Do not use a knife or other sharp object to
remove the shrink wrap from around the
laminator. You can cause irreparable
damage to the rollers.
c) With another person, carefully wheel your
F - 160 Laminator to the installation site.
WARNING
WARNING
The unpacking process requires at least two
people. You can be severely injured, crushed
or cause damage to the laminator.
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Do not attempt to move the laminator across
anything other than a flat level surface
without trained and qualified riggers. You
can be crushed or seriously injured.
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Figure 4.4.1
4.4 Crated
Disassembling of the crate
Tools required
• # 2 Phillips head screwdriver
• 7/8” open end wrench or adjustable wrench
• Crow bar
• A second person
1
3
5
Pl
a
n
e
4
P
al
n
e
4
Pl
a
n
e
4
To uncrate the laminator
4
2
a) Remove the top of the crate and then the sides
in the order shown in Figure 4.4.1
CAUTION
Do not allow the top to fall into the crate. It
can damage the laminator.
INFORMATION
Removing the shrink wrap
a) Gently unwrap the shrink wrap from around the
laminator.
Do not put packing screws on the floor.
They can cause problems when trying to roll
the laminator into position or you can
become injured if stepped on.
CAUTION
CAUTION
A second person must support the side
labeled 5 in Figure 4.4.1 It can fall and
damage the laminator or cause harm to you
and others.
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Do not use a knife or other sharp object to
remove the shrink wrap from around the
laminator. You can cause irreparable
damage to the rollers.
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Moving the laminator
WARNING
a) Have the laminator rolled off the skid and
placed on the floor by licensed riggers. The
ramps included with the laminator can be
secured utilizing screws removed from the
disassembled crate. Figure 4.4.2 illustrates
positioning of the ramps.
The Falcon 160 Laminator is a large and
heavy piece of equipment. It is necessary to
employ LICENSED RIGGERS ONLY to
move the laminator. The laminator is not
designed to be tipped up or sideways in any
way. Such action disturbs the exact
alignment of the rolling parts of the machine
and requires extensive realignment. You can
be crushed or seriously injured.
WARNING
Do not attempt to move the laminator across
anything other than a flat level surface
without trained and qualified riggers. You
can be crushed or seriously injured.
Figure 4.4.2 Positioning of the ramps
INFORMATION
GBC Pro-Tech's warranty does not cover
malfunction of the equipment due to
mishandling and / or tipping. GBC ProTech bears no responsibility for personal
injury or damage due to moving the
laminator improperly.
b) Remove any plastic strapping and/or packing
paper taped to the rolls.
WARNING
Do not attempt to use the ramps if they are
not secured to the pallet. Make sure you
have the pallet on a flat even surface before
attempting to roll the machine off using the
ramps.
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CAUTION
Do not use a knife or other sharp object to
remove the shrink wrap from around the
laminator. You can cause irreparable
damage to the rollers.
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c) Remove all packing materials to a safe distance
from the laminator and dispose of properly.
If you are missing any of the itemslisted above,
contact your local service technician or sales
representative.
d) Use two people to carefully roll the laminator to
the desired location.
4.6 Leveling
INFORMATION
About recycling: The crate components can
be reused for shipping the laminator again
or can be disassembled and the wood and
screws recycled. The shrink wrap is not
recyclable, so it must be discarded.
Leveling of the laminator is very important in the
way the machine performs. Leveling is crucial to the
tram ( tracking ) of the materials through the machine.
INFORMATION
Improper leveling, will result in poor
output quality.
4.5 Accessory pack
Once the Falcon 160 Laminator has been
unpacked and moved into final position, open the
accessory pack and verify the contents.
Accessory Pack contents
• One T-handle allen wrench ( 475-200 )
• One Zippy knife ( 475-620 )
• One Terry clothe towel ( 475-950 )
• One Operators manual ( 930-031 )
• One roll masking tape ( 475-000 )
• Two Polyurethane O-rings ( 480-005 )
• One strain relief for main power ( 175-201 )
• One rubber cement pad ( 930320 )
• One crankhandle ( 629-018 )
• One fuse, 0.5A ( 186-022 )
• Two fuses, 2.5A ( 186-220 )
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Tools required
• Torpedo level
• ( 2 ) 3/4” open end wrenches
• Four leveling pads
( from the accessory pack )
• Second person
Preparation
a) Verify that the laminator has sufficient room
around it to load film, walk around and
serviced if necessary.
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b) Attach one leveling pad to each one of the four
foot bolts near the castors. Refer to Figure
4.6.1
b) Level the control side from front to back.
INFORMATION
Figure 4.6.1 Foot bolts
A second person can read the level while you
make the appropriate adjustments.
c) Position the level on the top of the drive side
frame. Not on the cabinet.
Foot bolts
d) Level the drive side from front to back.
Leveling pads
s
t
Figure 4.6.2
c) Lock the castors in place to prevent the
laminator from rolling while leveling.
Front to back
Level
Leveling
a) Position the level on the top of the control side
frame. Not on the cabinet. Refer to Figure
4.6.2
INFORMATION
The side frame provides a more accurate
reading than the cabinet.
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e) Ensure that nothing is in the path of the main roll
nip.
WARNING
f) Confirm that power is supplied to the laminator.
g) Turn the MAIN POWER to “ON” position.
Caution should always be exercised
when using the laminator with
the safety shields raised.
You can be seriously HURT or INJURED!
i) Raise the front safety shield. The SAFETY
indicator will begin flashing.
Main Power
00.0
FWR
GO
REV.
SPEED
SAFETY
STOP
= Flashing
WARNING
h) Press RESET. The front control panel should
be illuminated at this point.
Keep hands and fingers clear of the
laminator roller nip when changing GAP.
You can be CRUSHED or BURNED!
Reset
j) Press GAP t to “0”.
GAP
PRESSURE
0
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k) Place the level across the top of the upper main
roll in the center. Refer to Figure 4.6.4
o) Remove the level.
p) Lower the front safety shield.
Figure 4.6.4 Left to right
q) Turn MAIN POWER to “OFF “.
Level
Plane4
Plane4
4.7 Safety check
The safety check will ensure that all safety
devices and interlock switches are functioning properly.
l) Level the machine from left to right.
WARNING
m) Verify your adjustments when finished.
Do not wear ties, loose fitting clothing or
dangling jewelry while operating or
servicing the laminator. These items can get
caught in the nip and choke you or you can
be crushed or burned.
n) Press GAP s to 1 in. setting.
WARNING
GAP
PRESSURE
1
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If you find a safety feature not working
properly, you should contact your local
service representative immediately
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4.7.1 Front and rear infeed
tables
d) Press FWD s to set a forward motor
direction.
a) Turn MAIN POWER to “ON” .
00.0
FWR
GO
REV.
SPEED
Main power
SAFETY
STOP
e) Press SPEED s to set a speed of 6 ft/min.
b) Press RESET. The front control panel will be
illuminated.
Reset
6.0
FWR
GO
REV.
SPEED
SAFETY
STOP
f) Press GO. The bottom rollers will begin to turn.
c) Press SEL. The SEL key should stop flashing.
6.0
JOB
0
SEL
SAV
FWR
GO
REV.
SPEED
SAFETY
STOP
SHUT DOWN
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g) Slightly lift the front infeed table. SAFETY
indicator and GO begin flashing and the
bottom rollers stop.
6.0
FWR
GO
REV.
SPEED
SAFETY
j) Press GO. The bottom rollers begin turning.
6.0
REV.
SPEED
SAFETY
STOP
FWR
GO
STOP
= Flashing
h) Lower the front infeed table.SAFETY
indicator reverts to white and GO remains
flashing.
k) Slighly lift the rear infeed table. SAFETY
indicator and GO begin flashing and the bottom
rollers stop.
6.0
6.0
FWR
GO
REV.
SPEED
SAFETY
FWR
GO
REV.
SPEED
SAFETY
STOP
STOP
= Flashing
= Flashing
i) Press STOP. GO stops flashing.
6.0
SAFETY
FWR
6.0
REV.
SPEED
GO
SPEED
l) Lower the rear infeed table. SAFETY indicator
reverts to white and GO remains flashing.
STOP
SAFETY
FWR
GO
REV.
STOP
= Flashing
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m) Press STOP. GO stops flashing.
6.0
FWR
GO
REV.
SPEED
SAFETY
b) Raise the front safety shield. SAFETY indicator
and GO begin flashing and the bottom rollers
stop.
STOP
6.0
FWR
GO
REV.
SPEED
SAFETY
STOP
= Flashing
4.7.2
Front and rear safety
shields
h) Lower the front safety shield. SAFETY
indicator reverts to white and GO remains
flashing.
a) Press GO. The bottom rollers begin turning.
6.0
FWR
GO
REV.
SPEED
SAFETY
6.0
FWR
GO
= Flashing
REV.
SPEED
SAFETY
STOP
STOP
i) Press STOP .GO stops flashing.
WARNING
Caution should always be exercised
when using the laminator with
the safety shields raised.
You can be seriously HURT or INJURED!
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6.0
FWR
GO
REV.
SPEED
SAFETY
STOP
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j) Press GO. The bottom rollers begin turning.
6.0
SAFETY
FWR
6.0
REV.
SPEED
GO
SPEED
l) Lower the rear safety shield. SAFETY indicator
reverts to white and GO remains flashing.
STOP
SAFETY
FWR
GO
REV.
STOP
= Flashing
WARNING
Caution should always be exercised
when using the laminator with
the safety shields raised.
You can be seriously HURT or INJURED!
m) Press STOP. GO stops flashing.
6.0
FWR
GO
REV.
SPEED
SAFETY
STOP
k) Raise the rear safety shield. SAFETY indicator
and GO begin flashing and the bottom rollers
stop.
4.7.3 EMERGENCY STOPS
( E-STOP )
6.0
FWR
REV.
SPEED
SAFETY
a) Press GO. The bottom rollers begin turning.
GO
STOP
= Flashing
6.0
FWR
GO
REV.
SPEED
SAFETY
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b) Press down on the control side E-STOP. The
E-STOP latches in the down position, bottom
rollers stop, and the control panel is blank
e) Press SEL. SEL stops flashing.
Push
JOB
0
SAV
SEL
SHUT DOWN
f) Press FWD s for a forward motor direction.
c) Unlatch the E-STOP as illustrated below.
Unlatch
00.0
FWR
GO
REV.
SPEED
SAFETY
d) Press RESET. The front control panel is
illuminated.
STOP
g) Press SPEED s to a speed of 6 ft/min.
RESET
6.0
FWR
GO
REV.
SPEED
SAFETY
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h) Press GO. The bottom rollers will begin to
turn.
k) Press RESET. The front control panel is
illuminated.
RESET
FWR
6.0
GO
REV.
SPEED
SAFETY
STOP
i) Press down on the drive side E-STOP. The ESTOP latches in the down position, bottom
rollers stop, and the control panel is blank.
4.8 Function check
Push
The function check ensures that the laminator
functions properly when operating. This check is
recommended before performing any applications.
If you find a step that does not react according
to the description, call your local area service
representative immediately.
j) Unlatch the E-STOP as illustrated below.
WARNING
Unlatch
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Do not wear ties, loose fitting clothing or
dangling jewelry while operating or
servicing the laminator. These items can get
caught in the nip and choke you or you can
be crushed or burned.
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4.8.1
Control panel
a) Press TOP TEMP. s to a value of 120oF
( 48 oC ). TOP TEMP DISPLAY begins
flashing.
d) Press GAP s. GAP DISPLAY increases
1/16th of an inch per press. The upper main roll
moves accordingly. Once to “1”, the upper
main roller stops.
GAP
SLEEP
TOP TEMP.
120
0-1
BOT. TEMP
68
b) Press BOT TEMP s to a value of 120oF
( 48 oC ). BOT TEMP DISPLAY begins
flashing.
SLEEP
TOP TEMP.
120
1-0
e) Press and hold PRESSURE t. The upper
main roller travels in a constant downward
motion. Once making contact with the lower
main roller, the bars turn solid one at a time until
all 10 bars are solid.
GAP
BOT. TEMP
PRESSURE
0
120
c) Press GAP t once. GAP DISPLAY
decreases 1/16th of an inch per press. The
upper main roller moves accordingly. Once to
“0”, the upper main roller is contacting the
lower main roller.
GAP
PRESSURE
f) Press and hold PRESSURE s. The upper main
roller travels in a constant upward motion. The
pressure bars turn hollow one at a time until no
bars are solid and GAP DISPLAY changes to
“1” then stops.
PRESSURE
GAP
PRESSURE
1
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g) Press JOB s. The JOB DISPLAY should
increases in increments of 1 to 9.
INFORMATION
To continue with the function checks, you
must press SEL so that it discontinues
flashing.
JOB
9
SEL
SAV
SHUT DOWN
j) Press SPEED s once. SPEED DISPLAY
increases in increments of .5 per press up to 15.
h) Press JOB t . The JOB DISPLAY should
decreases in increments of 1 from 9 to 0.
15
FWR
GO
REV.
SPEED
JOB
0
SEL
SAV
SAFETY
STOP
SHUT DOWN
k) Press FWD s. FWD is solid.
i) SEL can not be tested until you have saved
parameters within a JOB location. Refer to
Section 5.4 Job programming for SEL and
SAV.
15
FWR
GO
REV.
SPEED
SAFETY
JOB
0
STOP
SAV
SEL
SHUT DOWN
= Flashing
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l) Press GO. The bottom rollers turn in a forward
motion at a speed of 15 ft./min.
( 4.57 m / min. ).
15
FWR
GO
REV.
SPEED
SAFETY
o) Press GO. The bottom rollers turn in a reverse
motion at a speed of 15 ft./min.
( 4.57 m / min. ).
15
FWR
GO
REV.
SPEED
STOP
SAFETY
STOP
p) Press STOP. The bottom rollers stop turning.
m) Press STOP. The bottom rollers stop turning.
15
FWR
GO
SAFETY
STOP
n) Press REV t . REV is solid and FWD
reverts to hollow.
15
FWR
GO
REV.
SPEED
SAFETY
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STOP
FWR
GO
REV.
SPEED
REV.
SPEED
15
SAFETY
STOP
q) Press SPEED t once. SPEED DISPLAY
decreases in increments of .5 per press down to
00.0.
00.0
FWR
GO
REV.
SPEED
SAFETY
STOP
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r) The TOP TEMP DISPLAY and BOT TEMP
DISPLAY are solid indicating the actual
temperature is within a +/- 10oF of the set point
temperature.
SLEEP
TOP TEMP.
120
u) Press SHUTDOWN. The laminator reverts to
the default settings and SLEEP is solid. Refer
to Figure 4.8.1
JOB
BOT. TEMP
SAV
SEL
0
SHUT DOWN
120
Figure 4.8.1
Default settings
WARNING
Caution should always be exercised
when using the laminator with
the safety shields raised.
You can be seriously HURT or INJURED!
SLEEP
TOP TEMP
s) Raise the front safety shield, remove the front
infeed table and touch the two main rollers.
They should feel warm to the touch.
68
68
GAP
PRESSURE
1
0
t) Replace the front infeed table and lower the
front safety shield.
SPEED
The SAFETY indicator should not be
flashing when the tables are properly
seated and the safety shields are in
the closed position..
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SAV
SEL
SHUT DOWN
00.0
INFORMATION
BOT TEMP
FWD
GO
REV
STOP
SAFETY
= Flashing
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c) Press down on the variable speed footswitch.
GO begins flashing and the bottom rollers are
turning.
4.8.2 Variable speed
footswitch
This check is to ensure that the footswitch
works. For complete instructions on the footswitch and
its relation to “Footswitch” mode to “ Panel” mode,
refer to Section 5.1 Controls / ( 28 ) Footswitch.
ATTUNG
WARNING
ADVERTENCIA
a) Press SEL on the front control panel to “wake”
the laminator from SLEEP mode. SLEEP
indicator reverts to hollow.
INFORMATION
Notice that the footswitch speed is not
indicated in the SPEED DISPLAY on the
front control panel.
JOB
0
SAV
SEL
SHUT DOWN
=
Flashing
4.8.3 Unwind shafts and
unwind brakes
b) Press FWD s for a forward motor direction.
FWD is solid.
00.0
FWR
GO
REV.
SPEED
SAFETY
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STOP
The unwind shafts swing out and the unwind
brakes tension the turning of the shaft from no tension to
complete stop tension.
Should you detect or experience complications
with the unwind shaft movement or the unwind brake
tension, call you local area service representative.
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INFORMATION
WARNING
Caution should always be exercised
when using the laminator with
the safety shields raised.
You can be seriously HURT or INJURED!
Steps " e" and " f" will be performed
simultaneously.
e) With one hand, slowly turn the upper unwind
shaft in either direction.
a) Raise the rear safety shield.
b) Lift the clevis pin up from the saddle of the
upper unwind shaft.
Saddle
Clevis pin
f) With the other hand, slowly turn the upper
unwind brake adjustment knob clockwise.
Upper unwind brake
adjustment knob
c) Swing the upper unwind shaft to its fully
extended position. Swing back and reseat the
shaft in the saddle. The swing movement should
be smooth and easy.
d) Ensure that the upper unwind brake adjustment
knob is backed off completly. The counter
clockwise turn should be easy.
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g) You should feel an increase in resistance on the
turning of the upper unwind shaft as you turn the
upper unwind brake adjustment knob
clockwise.
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h) Slowly turn the upper unwind brake adjustment
knob counter clockwise.
i) You should feel a decrease in resistance on the
turning of the upper unwind shaft as you turn the
upper unwind brake adjustment knob counter
clockwise.
j) Lower the rear safety shield.
k) Now perform steps “b” through “h” again for
the lower unwind shaft.
Lower unwind
brake adjustment dial
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Section 5 Operations
The operator control panel for the Falcon 160
Laminator is located on the front of the machine, to the
right of the front operating position.
( 2 ) TOP TEMP DISPLAY : The display will show
the set point temperature of the top main roller as the
default display. When the top roller temperature has
reached in the +/- 10oF range of the set point, the
display will be solid. When outside of this range, the
display will flash.
SLEEP
TOP TEMP.
For an illustration of the complete front control
panel, please refer to Figure 5.1.1. The names and
functions of these controls are as follows:
INFORMATION
When any command is pressed on the
control panel, a "beep" will sound. If the
command is held down, the panel will
"beep" only once.
32
( 1 ) SLEEP: If flashing, the machine is in sleep mode.
This will occur after 3 hours of no activity. To wake the
laminator from sleep mode, press any command.
32
2
( 3 ) TOP TEMP s : When pressed, will increase the
set point value of the top main roller in increments of 2
degrees. If held down, it will only increase to the
maximum temperature setting of 290oF ( 143oC ).
3
SLEEP
TOP TEMP.
5.1 Control Panel
BOT. TEMP
32
BOT. TEMP
32
( 4 ) TOP TEMP t : When pressed, will decrease the
set point value of the top main roller in increments of 2
degrees. If held down, it will only decrease to the
minimum temperature setting of 68oF ( 20oC ).
1
SLEEP
TOP TEMP.
32
BOT. TEMP
32
SLEEP
TOP TEMP.
32
BOT. TEMP
32
4
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( 5 ) BOT. TEMP. DISPLAY : The display will show
the set point temperature of the bottom main roller as
the default display. When the bottom roller temperature
has reached in the +/- 10oF range of the set point, the
display will be solid. When outside of this range, the
display will flash.
( 8 ) GAP DISPLAY : Displays the current main roller
nip opening. The nip has a range of 0 to 1” gap.
GAP
PRESSURE
1/4
SLEEP
TOP TEMP.
8
BOT. TEMP
32
32
5
( 6 ) BOT. TEMP. s : When pressed, will increase
the set point value of the bottom main roller in
increments of 2 degrees. If this key is held down, it will
only increase to the maximum temperature setting of
290oF ( 143oC ).
( 9 ) GAP s : When pressed, will increase the gap by
1/16 in. increments. If held down, it will automatically
increase the gap by 1/16 in. increments until it has
reached a maximum opening of 1 in. on the GAP
DISPLAY.
9
GAP
6
1/4
SLEEP
TOP TEMP.
68
PRESSURE
BOT. TEMP
68
( 7 ) BOT. TEMP. t : When pressed, will decrease
the set point value of the bottom main roller in
increments of 2 degrees. If held down, it will decrease
to the minimum temperature setting of 68oF ( 20oC ).
( 10 ) GAP t : When pressed, will decrease the gap
by 1/16 in. increments. If held down, it will
automatically decrease the gap by 1/16 in. increments
until it has reached a minimum opening of 0 in. on the
GAP DISPLAY.
GAP
PRESSURE
SLEEP
TOP TEMP.
68
1/4
BOT. TEMP
68
10
7
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( 11 ) PRESSURE DISPLAY : Displays the amount
of pressure being used. Each bar represents 10% of the
maximum allowable pressure. All ten bars illuminated
equals 100% of the maximum allowable pressure.
GAP
( 13 ) PRESSURE t : When pressed once, will
increase the pressure by 5%. If held down, it will
increase from 0% of the minimum allowed pressure to
100% at which point all bars will be illuminated.
PRESSURE
1/4
GAP
PRESSURE
1/4
11
13
INFORMATION
When adjusting the pressure, the gap
will be affected as well.
( 12 ) PRESSURE s : When pressed once, will
decrease the pressure by 5%. If held down, it will
decrease from 100% of the maximum allowed pressure
to 0% at which point no bars will be illuminated.
( 14 ) JOB DISPLAY : Displays the job number
selected and will set the operating parameters saved for
that number once SEL has been pressed.
14
JOB
SAV
SEL
5
SHUT DOWN
12
GAP
PRESSURE
1/4
INFORMATION
Job programming is explained in
Section 5.4
WARNING
Keep hands and fingers clear of
the laminator roller nip when
adjusting PRESSURE.
You can be CRUSHED or BURNED!
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( 15 ) JOB s : When pressed once will increase the
job number in JOB DISPLAY by increments of 1. If
pressed and held, the JOB DISPLAY will increase to
9 at which point it will stop.
( 18 ) SAVE : When pressed, will save the current
settings for the number showing in the JOB DISPLAY.
For more information, refer to Section 5.4 Job
Programming on how to save parameters.
18
15
JOB
SAV
SEL
JOB
5
5
SHUT DOWN
SHUT DOWN
( 16 ) JOB t : When pressed once will decrease the
job number in JOB DISPLAY by increments of 1. If
pressed and held, the JOB DISPLAY will decrease to
0 at which point it will stop.
JOB
5
( 19 ) SHUTDOWN : When pressed, automatically
raises the main roller gap setting to 1 in., turns the top
and bottom temperature controller units off and stops
the drive motor. The LCD on the control panel remains
illuminated and the SLEEP indicator will be solid.
SAV
SEL
SAV
SEL
JOB
SHUT DOWN
SAV
SEL
5
SHUT DOWN
16
19
( 17 )SEL : When pressed will send the operating
parameters for the stored job number selected to the
correct devices. Any time JOB s or JOB t is
pressed, SEL will flash indicating a change in job
number.
( 20 ) SPEED DISPLAY : Displays the current speed
setting of the laminator.
20
17
FWR
JOB
5
SEL
SAV
GO
REV.
SPEED
SHUT DOWN
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SAFETY
STOP
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( 21 ) SPEED s: When pressed, increases the speed
of the laminator in increments of 0.5 ft/min. When
pressed and held, speed will automatically increase by
0.5 ft/min increments until it has reached the maximum
allowed speed of 15 ft/min.
( 24 ) STOP : When pressed, stops the rollers and GO
becomes white.
FWR
21
6.5
GO
REV.
SPEED
FWR
6.5
STOP
SAFETY
GO
REV.
SPEED
SAFETY
24
STOP
( 22 ) SPEED t: When pressed, decreases the speed
of the laminator in increments of 0.5 ft/min. When
pressed and held, speed will automatically decrease by
0.5 ft/min increments until it has reached 0 ft/min.
( 25 ) FORWARD s : When pressed, signals the
laminator to run in a forward motion and FORWARD
s becomes solid.
25
FWR
6.5
GO
REV.
SPEED
SAFETY
STOP
FWR
6.5
GO
REV.
SPEED
SAFETY
STOP
22
( 23 ) GO: When pressed, starts the rollers in motion.
GO is solid. This solid indication is referred to as the
“panel mode”. If a safety shield is raised during “panel
mode”, GO and SAFETY ( refer to ( 27 ) SAFETY
for explanation ) begin flashing enabling “footswitch”
mode. ( refer to ( 28 ) FOOTSWITCH for
explanation )
( 26 ) REVERSE t : When pressed, signals the
laminator to run in a reverse motion and REVERSE t
becomes solid.
23
FWR
6.5
FWR
6.5
GO
REV.
SPEED
SAFETY
GO
REV.
SPEED
SAFETY
STOP
STOP
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( 27 ) SAFETY : Begins flashing anytime the front or
the rear safety shield is in the raised position. This is an
indication for the operator to be very careful when
operating the laminator in the “Footswitch” mode.
FWR
6.5
Panel to Footswitch
1. To switch from “Panel” mode ( GO is solid ) to
“Footswitch” mode ( GO is flashing ) with the safety
shields in the down position. Perform the following
steps;
GO
REV.
SPEED
STOP
SAFETY
• Press on the variable speed footswitch. GO
begins flashing identifying “Footswitch” mode.
27
• Once the variable speed footswitch is released,
the rollers will stop.
( 28 ) Variable Speed Footswitch : The variable
speed footswitch, operates the laminator in
“Footswitch” mode. Within this mode, if the safety
shield is up, speed is determined by the variable speed
footswitch. If the safety shield is down, the speed is
controlled through the control panel.
• To make the rollers turn, simply press on the
variable speed footswitch.
INFORMATION
28
When the safety shield is in the lowered
position and "Footswitch" mode is
engaged, speed is controlled through
the control panel
ATTUNG
WARNING
ADVERTENCIA
Footswitch to Panel
2. To switch from “Footswitch” mode ( GO is flashing )
to “Panel” mode ( GO is solid ) with the safety
shields in the down position. Perform the following
steps;
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• Press and hold the variable speed footswitch
down.
• Press and hold GO for 3 -4 seconds before
releasing the variable speed footswitch.
• Release the variable speed footswitch.
• Press and hold on the variable speed footswitch.
( approximately 1/2 the travel distance of the
variable speed footswitch )
CAUTION
Speed is controlled through the variable
speed footswitch when the safety shield
is in the raised position.
• Release GO. GO should be solid.
WARNING
3. In the event that the safety shield must be raised
while the laminator is running, Perform the following
steps;
Caution should always be exercised
when using the laminator with
the safety shields raised.
You can be seriously HURT or INJURED!
INFORMATION
• Raise the safety shield.
If the variable speed footswitch is not
close to the speed of the control panel,
output quality may be affected by the
speed difference.
INFORMATION
To raise the safety shield
When a safety shield is raised while pressing
on the variable speed footswitch, the speed
may be faster or slower than the indicated
panel speed.
WARNING
When operating the laminator using the
variable speed footswitch, keep hands and
fingers away from the nip of the rollers.
You may be CRUSHED or BURNED!
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INFORMATION
When the safety shield is raised, the
laminator will only run while the variable
speed footswitch is depressed.
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• Adjust for desired speed using the variable
speed footswitch.
INFORMATION
Footswitch speed is not indicated in the
SPEED DISPLAY on the control panel.
To lower the safety shield
• Lower the safety shield.
INFORMATION
When the safety shield is lowered, speed
reverts to the panel speed setting.
• Press and hold GO for 3 -4 seconds before
releasing the variable speed footswitch.
• Release the variable speed footswitch.
• Release GO. GO reverts to solid.
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Figure 5.1.1 Front control panel
3
1
4
5
11
SLEEP
TOP TEMP.
BOT. TEMP
68
68
GAP
PRESSURE
2
9
8
6
7
12
13
1
17
10
14
JOB
16
SAV
SEL
0
19
SHUT DOWN
21
20
18
FWR
00.0
15
25
GO
REV.
SPEED
STOP
27
SAFETY
22
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23
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5.2 Emergency
The F-160 laminator has been designed with
safety as a primary consideration; however, you must
become thoroughly familiar with the controls, proper
operation, proper service procedures, and safety
features of the laminator before using or servicing the
unit.
GBC Pro - Tech laminators are powerful
machines that are designed to mount, laminate, and
encapsulate. The forces required to accomplish these
tasks can vary from negligible to very large.
The motorized main roll lift mechanism used to
provide downward pressure on the top roll is capable
of producing forces greater than 400 pounds. This force
is applied to any object presented in the opening
( called the nip ) between the two rolls.
Use care in lowering the top laminating roll and
know how to react quickly in an emergency. The main
laminator roll up down keys are located on the right
side of the machine within the front control panel. These
keys control the up / down ( gap ) motion of the top
main laminating roller. Before pressing the down arrow
key , ensure that nothing is in the nip area.
Reacting to an emergency
situation
a) In the event of an emergency, press one of the
two E-STOP located on the top of the drive
side and control side cabinets. The control panel
display will go blank.
INFORMATION
When an EMERGENCY STOP is engaged,
all motion stops. The nip will not change
from the operating setting.
b) Resolve the emergency situation.
c) Reset the E-STOP by rotating 1/4 turn counter
clockwise. The E-STOP will unlatch. Refer to
Figure 5.2.1
Figure 5.2.1 Emergency stop
In addition, the main laminating rolls of the F160 can reach temperatures over 200oF
( 93oC ).
Unlatch
WARNING
At these temperatures there is a danger
ofsevere burn if the rolls are touched
duringsetup, operation or servicing.
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d) Press RESET at the rear of the machine on the
drive side Please refer to Figure 5.2.2
Figure 5.2.2 RESET
Reset
5.3 Set up
Initial set up of the Falcon 160 laminator is
easily attained when instructions are followed exactly. It
is suggested and helpful if you take the time to read this
section thoroughly before attempting to do any of the
steps.A complete understanding of this section will
enable you to follow the procedures descibed in
Section 6.1 Application.
tor
na
r
ea
of
the
i
lam
R
5.3.1 Power
a) Clear the area around the laminating rollers and
pull rollers nip..
INFORMATION
Once RESET has been engaged, power will
be restored, Laminating rollers will reset to
1 in. GAP and the display will return to it's
default settings.
Default mode; TOP TEMP. = 68 o F ( 20 o C ),
BOT. TEMP. = 68 oF ( 20 oC ), GAP = 1 in.,
PRESSURE = no bars are solid, JOB = 0, no
motion direction selected, SPEED = 00.0 and
SLEEP = flashing
b) Make sure the laminator is plugged in.
c) Turn the MAIN POWER to the “ON”
position.
Power
e) Enter the desired operating parameters or
select the job number prior to the emergency
stop situation.
f) You may now resume operating the laminator.
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d) Press RESET. The front control panel will
illuminated.
c) Swing the unwind shaft out enough to slide the
roll of laminate over the core chucks and onto
the unwind shaft. Refer to Figure 5.3.2
Reset
INFORMATION
Twisting the roll of film while sliding
makes loading the film onto the
unwind shaft easier.
Figure 5.3.2 Unwind shaft
Brake adjust knob
Saddle
Core support
5.3.2 Film loading
WARNING
Roll of laminate
Core chucks
Caution should always be exercised
when using the laminator with
the safety shields raised.
You can be seriously HURT or INJURED!
Clevis pin
d) Onceloaded, swing the unwind shaft back into
the saddle.
a) Raise the rear safety shield if placing a roll of
laminate onto the upper unwind shaft.
CAUTION
b) Lift the clevis pin located in the saddle of the
upper unwind shaft.
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Ensure the roll of laminate is loaded
properly on the unwind shaft.
Exposed adhesive should be facing
away from the rollers.
This will prevent hours of roll cleaning!
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e) Push the clevis pin back down to secure the
unwind shaft its saddle.
f) Now you must center the roll of laminate on the
unwind shaft. Refer to Figure 5.3.3 for
measurements. For centering measurements,
refer to Figure 5.5.4.
g) For the lower unwind shaft, repeat steps “b”
through “f” again.
Figure 5.3.3 Centering the roll
Figure 5.3.4
Measurement chart
Common film widths
Film width
Measurement
12 "
24 "
28 "
22 "
31 "
18.5 "
37 "
38 "
15.5 "
15 "
41 "
47 "
13.5 "
10.5 "
49 "
9.5 "
51 "
55 "
8.5 "
6.5 "
58 "
60 "
5"
4"
3"
62 "
Make sure
the laminate
is flush with
the core.
Measure from
the side frame
to the edge of
the roll of
laminate.
INFORMATION
For the lower unwind shaft, add 1/4 in. to
the measurement.
5.3.5 Heating
h) Close the rear safety shield when finished.
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Perform the following steps.if the application
requires heat. Allow the rolls to heat up while rotating
for even heat disbursement.
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a) Press TOP TEMP. s to set your upper roller
temperature.
SLEEP
TOP TEMP.
BOT. TEMP
INFORMATION
Do not add PRESSURE when heating the
laminating rollers, this allows the high
release silicone to expand with minimum
restrictions.
68
68
b) If required, press BOT. TEMP. s to set your
lower roller temperature.
d) Press FWD s to set a forward motion
direction.
FWR
0
SLEEP
TOP TEMP.
68
GO
REV.
SPEED
BOT. TEMP
SAFETY
STOP
68
e) Press SPEED s to set a speed of 2 ft/min
( .61 m / min. ).
INFORMATION
When requiring top and bottom heat, it is
recommended to set both temperatures to
the same set point.
FWR
2.0
GO
REV.
SPEED
SAFETY
STOP
c) Press GAP t to set the gap to “0”.
GAP
0
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PRESSURE
INFORMATION
Slow speed will assists with heat up times
and distributes heat evenly.
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f) Press SEL to engage the parameters.
JOB
0
SAV
SEL
5.4 Job programming
The job save feature is very convenient if the
same parameters are required to perform various
applications. This procedure will guide you step by step
through this feature.
SHUT DOWN
a) Follow the prcedure in Section 5.3.1 Power.
g) Press GO to engage the motor drive system.
INFORMATION
2.0
FWR
GO
REV.
SPEED
SAFETY
When the laminator is first turned on, the
front control panel will go into the default
mode.
STOP
Default mode; TOP TEMP. = 68 o F ( 20 o C ),
BOT. TEMP. = 68 oF ( 20 oC ), GAP = 1 in.,
PRESSURE = no bars are solid, JOB = 0, no
motion direction selected, SPEED = 00.0 and
SLEEP = flashing
h) When the rollers are close to it’s set point value,
the temperature displays stop flashing,
pressSTOP and raise the gap to 1 in. by
pressing GAP s
b) Press JOB s to enter the desired job number
for the parameters you require to be stored.
GAP
PRESSURE
1
JOB
1
SEL
SAV
SHUT DOWN
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c) If heat is required, press TOP TEMP. s and
BOT. TEMP. s to desired settings. If no heat
is required, leave the settings at 68 oF ( 20 oC ).
e) Enter a desired speed by pressing SPEED s.
FWR
3.5
SLEEP
TOP TEMP.
68
GO
REV.
SPEED
BOT. TEMP
SAFETY
STOP
68
f) Press SAVE to store the parameters in the job
location selected.
WARNING
Keep hands and fingers clear of the
laminator roller nip when changing GAP.
You can be CRUSHED or BURNED!
1
SEL
SAV
SHUT DOWN
d) Enter in the GAP setting desired by pressing
GAP t.
GAP
PRESSURE
1/4
CAUTION
If you accidentally press SAVE at any time,
the old parameters will be replaced with the
new parameters.
INFORMATION
When storing parameters within the JOB
SAVE feature of the laminator, PRESSURE
is not a storable setting.
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h) Repeat steps “b” through “f” to save other
parameters in job location numbers.
INFORMATION
You should store each job location with its
parameters on the chart provided in
Figure 5.4.1
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Figure 5.4.1 Job save chart
JOB #
TOP TEMP.
BOT. TEMP.
GAP
5.5.1 Main roller manual
nip adjustment
SPEED
1
2
a) Turn the MAIN POWER to the “ON”
position.
3
Power
4
5
6
7
8
9
b) Press RESET. The front control panel will
illuminated.
5.5 Manual nip adjustment
Reset
If the substrate does not fall with in the preset
GAP settings available, a manual nip setting must be
performed.
If you are unsure of a substrate thickness, it is
recommended that you use the manual nip setting
procedure.
WARNING
If you are performing a mounting application
from the rear of the machine, the pull rollers must be set
manually. Refer to Section 5.5.2 Pull roller nip
adjustment procedure.
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Caution should always be exercised
when using the laminator with
the safety shields raised.
You can be seriously HURT or INJURED!
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c) Raise the front safety shield.
f) At eye level with the main rollers, press
PRESSURE t until you see the upper main
roller make contact with the substrate.
d) Press SEL.
GAP
PRESSURE
0
JOB
0
SAV
SEL
SHUT DOWN
=
Flashing
CAUTION
Excess pressure can damage the laminating
rollers. Always use the minimum roll
pressure necessary to complete the task.
e) Position the leader board in the center of the
main rollers between the nip.
INFORMATION
CAUTION
Excessive pressure will cause the
substrate to bow or flatten.
Sharp edges on a substrate should be filed
smooth and GAP manually adjusted.
Sharp edges can CUT the rollers!
INFORMATION
Density of the substrate will determine the
amount of pressure you may use.
WARNING
Keep hands and fingers clear of the
laminator roller nip when changing GAP.
You can be CRUSHED or BURNED!
INFORMATION
Refer to Figure 5.5.1 for proper roller
pressure.
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Figure 5.5.1 Main roller pressure
h) Step on the variable speed footswitch to back
the leader board out.
Leader board
Proper
pressure
CAUTION
Speed is controlled through the variable
speed footswitch when the safety shield
is in the raised position.
i) The main roller nip has now been manually set.
Leader board
Excessive
pressure
j) Press STOP.
0.00
FWR
GO
REV.
SPEED
g) Press REV t for a reverse motor direction.
00.0
FWR
GO
REV.
SPEED
SAFETY
SAFETY
STOP
STOP
k) On the control panel press FWD s for a
forward motor direction.
WARNING
When operating the laminator using the
variable speed footswitch, keep hands and
fingers away from the nip of the rollers.
You may be CRUSHED or BURNED!
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00.0
FWR
GO
REV.
SPEED
SAFETY
STOP
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k) You may now begin mounting from the front
operating position.
5.5.2 Pull roller manual nip
adjustment
c) Press SEL.
JOB
0
SAV
SEL
SHUT DOWN
=
Flashing
INFORMATION
If the main laminating rollers are heated,
mounting application may be run from the
rear operating position of the machine.
a) Turn the MAIN POWER to the “ON”
position.
d) Press FWD s for a forward motor direction.
00.0
FWR
GO
REV.
SPEED
Power
SAFETY
STOP
e) Bring the footswitch around to the rear of the
laminator.
b) Press RESET. The front control panel will
illuminated.
Reset
WARNING
Caution should always be exercised
when using the laminator with
the safety shields raised.
You can be seriously HURT or INJURED!
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f) Raise the rear safety shield.
CAUTION
g) Position the leader board in the center of the
pull rollers between the nip.
Excess pressure can damage the laminating
rollers. Always use the minimum roll
pressure necessary to complete the task.
CAUTION
Sharp edges on a substrate should be filed
smooth and GAP manually adjusted.
Sharp edges can CUT the rollers!
INFORMATION
Excessive pressure will cause the
substrate to bow or flatten.
WARNING
Keep hands and fingers clear of the pull
roller nip when changing the gap.
You can be CRUSHED!
INFORMATION
Density of the substrate will determine the
amount of pressure you may use.
g) At eye level with the pull rollers, turn the pull
roll crank handle clockwise until you see the
upper pull roller make contact with the
substrate.
INFORMATION
Refer to Figure 5.5.2 for proper roller
pressure.
DOWN
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Figure 5.5.2 Pull roller pressure
CAUTION
Leader board
Proper
pressure
Speed is controlled through the variable
speed footswitch when the safety shield
is in the raised position.
h) The pull roller nip has now been manually set.
i) Press STOP.
Leader board
Excessive
pressure
0.00
FWR
GO
REV.
SPEED
SAFETY
STOP
j) Press REV t for a reverse motor direction.
WARNING
When operating the laminator using the
variable speed footswitch, keep hands and
fingers away from the nip of the rollers.
You may be CRUSHED or BURNED!
00.0
FWR
GO
REV.
SPEED
SAFETY
STOP
g) Step on the variable speed footswitch to back
the leader board out.
k) You may now begin mounting from the rear
operating position.
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5.6 Infeed tables
These tables are part of the Falcon 160 safety
features. It is neccessary to have the two infeed tables
properly positioned before running the laminator.
Figure 5.6.1 Front edge
Front edge
CAUTION
If not installed properly, you can be injured
or cause damage to the table or laminator.
5.6.1 Removing the table
WARNING
Caution should always be exercised
when using the laminator with
the safety shields raised.
You can be seriously HURT or INJURED!
5.6.2 Replacing the infeed
table
a) Ensure the safety shiled is in the raised
position.
b) With both hands, grip the front edge of the
infeed table and align the back edge with the
support bolts. Refer to Figure 5.6.2
Figure 5.6.2 Back edge
a) Raise the safety shield.
Front
support bolt
b) With both hands, grip the front edge of the
infeed table and lift up and then out. Refer to
Figure 5.6.1
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c) Now lower the front edge while ensuring that
the pin aligns with the safety roller switch and
the back support bolt. Refer to Figure 5.6.3
INFORMATION
If the tables are not properly seated, the
laminator will not operate in
"Panel" mode.
Figure 5.6.3 Safety roller switch
Safety
roller switch
Back
support bolt
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Section 6 Applications
6.1 Precoating substrates
To assist you with a variety of web ups, please
refer to the process control charts and diagrams.
Process control charts allow you to record the
way you thread film through the machine’s rollers
( called webbing ) and the control settings for each
application with regards to your products.
This section contains a blank process control
chart and diagram for the Falcon 160 as well as
completed charts and diagrams for the basic operations
of the laminator. It is recommended that you make
copies of the blanks and fill them in as needed.
WARNING
Do not wear ties, loose fitting clothing or
dangling jewelry while operating or
servicing the laminator. These items can get
caught in the nip and choke you or you can
be crushed or burned.
This application may be performed from the
front of the laminator using the main rollers or from the
rear of the laminator using the pull rollers in the event
the main rollers are heated. This application is explained
in detail using the main rollers at the front operating
position of the laminator. Use Chart 1 and Diagram 1
for assistance.
Materials needed
• Roll of Pro Mount or Premium Mount adhesive
( or comparable material )
• Substrates to precoat
( Foamcore, Gator Board, etc....)
• Leader board
• Trailer board
• Second person
• Utility knife
• Cutting blade with an enclosed casing.
INFORMATION
The procedures and parameters described
in this section are reference points only.
Parameters will vary with regards to laminate
thickness, laminate widths, laminate types, print
types, ink or toner types, environment conditions,
operator experience and various substrates.
Group 1 : No heat
No heat applications do not require heat to
activate the adhesive.
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The mount adhesive must not exceed 1 in.
the width of the substrate. If it does, you
may experience complications with this
application.
Set up
a) Cut two leader boards 6 inch in length of the
material you are about to precoat.
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Figure 6.1.1 MAIN POWER / RESET
CAUTION
Sharp edges on a substrate should be filed
smooth and GAP manually adjusted.
Sharp edges can CUT the rollers!
RESET
b) Place these two pieces by the laminator for
future use.
the
of
r
a
Re
tor
na
i
lam
MAIN POWER
INFORMATION
The two pieces cut in step "a" will be
used as the leader board and trailer
board. These two pieces can be saved
and reused for other applications.
g) Lift the clevis pin located in the saddle of the
upper unwind shaft.
Saddle
c) Turn MAIN POWER to “ON”. Refer to
Figure 6.1.1
Clevis pin
d) Press RESET. Refer to Figure 6.1.1
e) Be sure the front and rear tables are in position
and the pull rollers are in the up position.
f) Raise the rear safety shield.
WARNING
Caution should always be exercised
when using the laminator with
the safety shields raised.
You can be seriously HURT or INJURED!
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h) Swing the upper unwind shaft out enough to
slide the roll of mount adhesive over the core
chucks and onto the upper unwind shaft. Refer
to Figure 6.1.2.
INFORMATION
Twisting the roll of laminate while sliding
makes loading the film onto the unwind
shaft easier.
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Figure 6.1.2 Unwind shaft
WARNING
Saddle
Clevis pin
Caution should always be exercised
when using the laminator with
the safety shields raised.
You can be seriously HURT or INJURED!
Roll of
adhesive
Core support
INFORMATION
Brake adjust
knob
Core chucks
If you have the parameters stored as a
JOB number enter it now then press
SEL and skip to step " o ", other wise
continue with step " l".
i) Once loaded, swing the upper unwind shaft back
into the saddle.
l) Press SEL. SEL will stop flashing.
CAUTION
Ensure the roll of laminate is loaded
properly on the unwind shaft.
Exposed adhesive should be facing
away from the rollers.
This will prevent hours of roll cleaning!
j) Push the clevis pin back down to secure the
unwind shaft in its saddle.
JOB
0
SAV
SEL
SHUT DOWN
WARNING
Keep hands and fingers clear of the
laminator roller nip when changing GAP.
You can CRUSHED or BURNED!
k) Raise the front safety shield.
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WARNING
CAUTION
Sharp edges on a substrate should be filed
smooth and GAP manually adjusted.
Sharp edges can CUT the rollers!
m) Press GAP t to the required gap setting for
the substrate being used. The GAP DISPLAY
should reflect your desired setting.
When operating the laminator using the
variable speed footswitch, keep hands and
fingers away from the nip of the rollers.
You may be CRUSHED or BURNED!
o) Press on the variable speed footswitch while
guiding the leader board into the nip to confirm
that the board is secure.
PRESSURE
GAP
1/4
CAUTION
Speed is controlled through the variable
speed footswitch when the safety shield
is in the raised position.
INFORMATION
WARNING
If the thickness of the substrate is not
known, follow the procedure to manually
set the nip in Section 5.5.1 Manual nip
adjustment.
n) Press FWD s.
00.0
p) If the board is loose, press PRESSURE t to
adjust the gap between the main rollers.
FWR
GO
REV.
SPEED
SAFETY
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Keep hands and fingers clear of
the laminator roller nip when
adjusting PRESSURE.
You can be CRUSHED or BURNED!
STOP
GAP
PRESSURE
1/4
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INFORMATION
Excessive pressure will cause the
substrate to bow or flatten.
CAUTION
Speed is controlled through the variable
speed footswitch when the safety shield
is in the raised position.
q) Press STOP.
Process
00.0
FWR
GO
REV.
SPEED
SAFETY
STOP
r) Press REV t to reverse the direction of the
motor.
00.0
FWR
GO
Figure 6.1.3 Leader board
Mount
adhesive
Leader
board
REV.
SPEED
SAFETY
a) Pull the roll of mount adhesive straight down
toward the front infeed table so that
approximately 6 in. is resting on the front infeed
table. Refer to Figure 6.1.3
STOP
WARNING
When operating the laminator through the
variable speed footswitch, keep your hands
away from the nip of the rollers. You may
be crushed or burned.
b) Position the leader board so that half is adhered
to the mount adhesive. Refer to Figure 6.1.3
INFORMATION
s) Press on the variable speed footswitch to back
the board out of the main rollers.
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Position the leader board squarely
onto the mount adhesive.
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c) Press STOP.
e) Push the leader board into the main roller nip
while stepping on the variable speed footswitch.
FWR
00.0
GO
REV.
SPEED
SAFETY
STOP
CAUTION
Speed is controlled through the variable
speed footswitch when the safety shield
is in the raised position.
d) Press FWD s.
f) Apply the minimum amount of brake tension on
the roll of mount adhesive to prevent it from
free spinning.
FWR
00.0
GO
REV.
SPEED
SAFETY
STOP
INFORMATION
Excessive tension will cause the
substrate to bow.
INFORMATION
Steps " e" and " f" will be performed
simultaneously.
WARNING
When operating the laminator using the
variable speed footswitch, keep hands and
fingers away from the nip of the rollers.
You may be CRUSHED or BURNED!
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g) Have the second person stand at the rear of the
laminator.
INFORMATION
Steps " h " and " i" will be performed
simultaneously.
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INFORMATION
WARNING
When operating the laminator using the
variable speed footswitch, keep hands and
fingers away from the nip of the rollers.
You may be CRUSHED or BURNED!
h) With the stack of substrates within reach of the
first person, step on the variable speed
footswitch while sliding one board in after the
leader board with a 1/2 in. gap between the
two. Refer to Figure 6.1.4
The 1/2 in. gap between boards will allow
for easier separation of the boards by
the second person.
WARNING
Keep hands and fingers clear of the pull
roller nip when changing the gap.
You can be CRUSHED!
CAUTION
Speed is controlled through the variable
speed footswitch when the safety shield
is in the raised position.
Figure 6.1.4 ( 1/2 in. ) Gap
i) The person at the rear of the laminator will guide
and lower the upper pull roller onto the leader
board as it passes through the nip opening.
INFORMATION
Do not lower the pull roller so that the
substrate is crushed when passing through.
This will prevent the boards from bowing.
Substrate
1/2" Gap
Precoated board
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j) As the boards come through, the person at the
rear of the machine will use the utility knife to
separate the boards.
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Figure 6.1.5 Trailer board
CAUTION
Caution should always be exercised
when using a knife .
Sharp knife can cut you!
Precoated
board
Trailer
board
CAUTION
Caution should always be exercised when
using a utility knife near the rollers.
You can put cuts into the rollers!
m) Stop the laminator when the trailer board is in
the main roller nip. Refer to Figure 6.1.5
k) Inform the second person of the last board to
be precoated before feeding the trailer board
into the main roller nip. Refer to Figure 6.1.5
INFORMATION
Do not stop in the middle of a board, an
impression of the roller footprint will be
evident on the board. This can cause a
tunnel effect in the mounting process.
INFORMATION
Before stopping the rollers, position the pull
rollers up. This will prevent an impression
in the last pre-coated board.
n) Trim any excess mount adhesive from the
boards.
CAUTION
l) The second person will raise the rear pull roller
by turning the crank handle counterclockwise
until separated.
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Caution should always be exercised
when using a knife .
Sharp knife can cut you!
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Finishing
d) Remove the roll of material from the upper
unwind shaft.
a) Cut the web of mount adhesive at the upper
unwind shaft with an enclosed blade.
e) Press STOP.
CAUTION
Do not use an open blade to cut
the web near the rollers.
You can put cuts into the rollers!
b) Pull the precoated board and trailer board out
from the laminator.
INFORMATION
This will prevent any exposed adhesive from
contacting the rollers.
00.0
REV.
SPEED
SAFETY
STOP
f) Clean the rollers as described in the maintenance
section. ( Section 8.2 Cleaning the rollers )
g) Lower the front and rear safety shields and
press SHUTDOWN if finished with the
laminator.
JOB
c) Raise the main rollers to a 1 in. gap by pressing
GAP s.
FWR
GO
0
SEL
SAV
SHUT DOWN
End of application
GAP
PRESSURE
1
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Figure 6.2.1 MAIN POWER / RESET
6.2 Mounting only
RESET
This application may be performed from the
front of the laminator using the main rollers or from the
rear of the laminator using the pull rollers in the event
the main rollers are heated. This application is explained
in detail using the main rollers from the front of the
laminator. Use Chart 2 and Diagram 2 for assistance.
Re
o
ar
f th
e
i
lam
na
tor
MAIN POWER
WARNING
Do not wear ties, loose fitting clothing or
dangling jewelry while operating or
servicing the laminator. These items can get
caught in the nip and choke you or you can
be crushed or burned.
c) Be sure the front and rear tables are in position
and the rear pull rollers are in the up position.
d) Raise the front and rear safety shields.
Materials needed
• Prints
• P.S.A. mount boards
• Utility knife
• Leader board
WARNING
Caution should always be exercised
when using the laminator with
the safety shields raised.
You can be seriously HURT or INJURED!
Set up
a) Turn MAIN POWER to “ON”. Refer to
Figure 6.2.1
b) Press RESET. Refer to Figure 6.2.1
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INFORMATION
If you have the parameters stored as a
JOB number enter it now then press
SEL and skip to step " h ", other wise
continue with step " e".
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e) Press SEL. SEL will stop flashing.
WARNING
JOB
0
SAV
SEL
When operating the laminator using the
variable speed footswitch, keep hands and
fingers away from the nip of the rollers.
You may be CRUSHED or BURNED!
SHUT DOWN
WARNING
h) Press on the variable speed footswitch while
guiding the leader board into the nip to confirm
that the board is secure.
Keep hands and fingers clear of the
laminator roller nip when changing GAP.
You can be CRUSHED or BURNED!
CAUTION
f) Press GAP t to the required gap setting for
the substrate being used. The GAP DISPLAY
should reflect your desired setting.
Speed is controlled through the variable
speed footswitch when the safety shield
is in the raised position.
WARNING
GAP
PRESSURE
1/4
i) If the board is loose, press PRESSURE t to
adjust the gap between the main rollers.
g) Press FWD s.
00.0
FWR
GAP
REV.
1/4
GO
SPEED
SAFETY
Keep hands and fingers clear of
the laminator roller nip when
adjusting PRESSURE.
You can be CRUSHED or BURNED!
STOP
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PRESSURE
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WARNING
CAUTION
Excess pressure can damage the laminating
rollers. Always use the minimum roll
pressure necessary to complete the task.
INFORMATION
When operating the laminator through the
variable speed footswitch, keep your hands
away from the nip of the rollers. You may
be crushed or burned.
l) Press on the variable speed footswitch to back
the board out of the main rollers.
Excessive pressure will cause the
substrate to bow or flatten.
CAUTION
Speed is controlled through the variable
speed footswitch when the safety shield
is in the raised position.
j) Press STOP.
00.0
FWR
GO
SAFETY
Process
REV.
SPEED
STOP
a) Align the leading edge of the image with the
leading edge of the precoated board and one
other side. Refer to Figure 6.2.2
k) Press REV t to reverse the direction of the
motor.
00.0
FWR
Align two
sides
GO
REV.
SPEED
SAFETY
Figure 6.2.2 Align edges
STOP
Leading
edge
Pre-coated
board
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INFORMATION
The leading edge is the first part of the
board or image that enters the nip
of the rollers.
- If the image is larger , you must trim the image
so that no more than 1 in. exceeds the precoated
board all the way around. Refer to Figure 6.2.4
Figure 6.2.4 Trim the image
Cut
b) Place a padded paper weight or similar object
in the center of the image to help hold the
image in place.
- If the pre coated board is larger than the
image, you must trim the board or make an incision
in the release liner so that only the desired amount
of release liner is removed. Refer to Figure 6.2.3
CAUTION
Caution should always be exercised
when using a knife .
Sharp knife can cut you!
Image
Pre-coated
Board
No more than 1 in. over hang
c) Peel back about 1 in. of the release liner from
the precoated board and fold back. Refer to
Figure 6.2.5
Figure 6.2.5 Peel back release liner
Figure 6.2.3 Trim the release liner
Make a shallow cut into
the release liner
Leading edge
Release liner
Pre-coated
board
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d) From the center, use one finger to tack down
the leading edge of the image to the leading
edge of the precoated board. Refer to Figure
6.2.6
f) Press STOP.
00.0
FWR
GO
REV.
SPEED
SAFETY
STOP
INFORMATION
The leading edge is the first part of the
board or image that enters the nip
of the rollers.
g) Press FWD s.
Figure 6.2.6 Tack leading edge
00.0
FWR
GO
REV.
SPEED
SAFETY
STOP
h) Push the leading edge of the precoated board
up to the nip of the main rolls.
INFORMATION
Avoid tacking at the ends first and pressing
towards the center, you may create a tunnel
once you have reached the center. This will
make for a difficult mounting application.
e) Set the precoated board with the image tacked
to it in the center of the front infeed table.
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WARNING
When operating the laminator using the
variable speed footswitch, keep hands and
fingers away from the nip of the rollers.
You may be CRUSHED or BURNED!
i) Using the variable speed footswitch, slowly
work the precoated board into the nip of the
rollers. Stop just before the end of the tacked
down section of the image enters the nip.
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Figure 6.2.7 Draping the image
INFORMATION
Use a slow speed. If the tack point enters
the rollers nip, you will not be able to
pull the release liner.
Upper
Main
Roll
Image
Release liner
Pre-coated board
- If the tack point enters the rollers nip perform
the following steps then continue with this
procedure.
k) Make sure the image is conformed to the upper
main roller. Refer to Figure 6.2.8
1) Press STOP
INFORMATION
2) Press REV t
3) Press on the variable speed
footswitch to back the tack point
out of the rollers nip.
If the image is not conformed to the roller,
you may experience difficulties with
this application.
4) Press STOP
5) Press FWD s
Figure 6.2.8 Conformed print
6) Continue from step i).
Upper
Main
Roll
Conformed
CAUTION
Speed is controlled through the variable
speed footswitch when the safety shield
is in the raised position.
WARNING
j) Drape the loose part of the image over the
upper main roller. Refer to Figure 6.2.7
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fingers away from the nip of the rollers.
You may be CRUSHED or BURNED!
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- If it is not, slowly move the board into the nip
until the image is conformed. Refer to
Figure 6.2.9
l) Press down on the variable speed footswitch
just enough to give yourself a comfortable work
speed.
CAUTION
CAUTION
Speed is controlled through the variable
speed footswitch when the safety shield
is in the raised position.
Speed is controlled through the variable
speed footswitch when the safety shield
is in the raised position.
Figure 6.2.9 Non conformed print
WARNING
Upper
Main
Roll
Not conformed
INFORMATION
When the laminator rollers are in
motion, keep hands and fingers
away from the nip of the rollers.
You may be CRUSHED or BURNED!
m) Use one hand to pull the release liner off as the
substrate moves towards the nip and the other
hand to apply slight back tension to the decal.
Steps " l" and " m " will be performed
simultaneously.
n) Once the board and the image are completely
through the main rolls, let off the variable speed
footswitch.
WARNING
When operating the laminator using the
variable speed footswitch, keep hands and
fingers away from the nip of the rollers.
You may be CRUSHED or BURNED!
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o) The mounted image can now be removed from
the rear of the laminator.
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a) Raise the main rollers to a 1 in. gap by pressing
GAP s.
GAP
6.3 Single sided lamination
( Sled method )
This application may be performed from the
front of the laminator using the main rollers or from the
rear of the laminator using the pull rollers in the event
the main rollers are heated. This application is explained
in detail using the main rollers from the front of the
laminator. Use Chart 3 and Diagram 3 for assistance.
PRESSURE
1
b) Press STOP.
WARNING
00.0
GO
REV.
SPEED
SAFETY
Do not wear ties, loose fitting clothing or
dangling jewelry while operating or
servicing the laminator. These items can get
caught in the nip and choke you or you can
be crushed or burned.
FWR
STOP
c) Clean the rollers as described in the
maintenance section. ( Section 8.2 Cleaning
the rollers )
d) Lower the front and rear safety shields and
press SHUTDOWN if finished with the
laminator.
JOB
0
Materials needed
• Roll of pressure sensitive over laminate
• Precoated board ( same width as laminate )
• Print ( smaller than the precoated board )
• Roll of masking tape
• Utility knife
• Cutting blade with an enclosed casing.
• Leader board
( same material as the precoated board )
SAV
SEL
SHUT DOWN
End of application
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Set up
a) Turn MAIN POWER to “ON”. Refer to
Figure 6.3.1
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b) Press RESET. Refer to Figure 6.3.1
Figure 6.3.1 MAIN POWER / RESET
e) Lift the clevis pin located in the saddle of the
upper unwind shaft.
Saddle
Clevis pin
RESET
R
r
ea
th
of
el
a
na
mi
f) Swing the upper unwind shaft out enough to
slide the roll of laminate over the core chucks
on the upper unwind shaft. Refer to Figure
6.3.2
tor
MAIN POWER
INFORMATION
c) Ensure that the front and rear tables are in
position and the rear pull rollers are in the up
position..
Twisting the roll of laminate while sliding
makes loading the film onto the unwind
shaft easier.
Figure 6.3.2 Unwind shaft
d) Raise the rear safety shield.
Saddle
WARNING
Caution should always be exercised
when using the laminator with
the safety shields raised.
You can be seriously HURT or INJURED!
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Clevis pin
Core support
Roll of
laminate
Brake adjust
knob
Core chucks
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g) Once loaded, swing the upper unwind shaft
back into the saddle.
WARNING
CAUTION
Ensure the roll of laminate is loaded
properly on the unwind shaft.
Exposed adhesive should be facing
away from the rollers.
This will prevent hours of roll cleaning!
h) Push the clevis pin back down to secure the
unwind shaft in its saddle.
Keep hands and fingers clear of the
laminator roller nip when changing GAP.
You can CRUSHED or BURNED!
j) Press GAP t to the required gap setting for
the substrate being used. The GAP DISPLAY
should reflect your desired setting.
GAP
PRESSURE
1/4
i) Raise the front safety shield.
WARNING
Caution should always be exercised
when using the laminator with
the safety shields raised.
You can be seriously HURT or INJURED!
CAUTION
Sharp edges on a substrate should be filed
smooth and GAP manually adjusted.
Sharp edges can CUT the rollers!
INFORMATION
INFORMATION
If you have the parameters stored as a
JOB number enter it now then press
SEL and skip to step " m ", other wise
continue with step " j".
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If the thickness of the substrate is not
known, follow the procedure to manually
set the nip in Section 5.5.1 Manual nip
adjustment.
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k) Press SEL.
WARNING
JOB
0
SAV
SEL
SHUT DOWN
Keep hands and fingers clear of
the laminator roller nip when
adjusting PRESSURE.
You can CRUSHED or BURNED!
l) Press FWD s.
n) If the board is loose, press PRESSURE t to
adjust the gap between the main rollers.
00.0
FWR
GO
REV.
SPEED
SAFETY
STOP
GAP
PRESSURE
1/4
WARNING
When operating the laminator using the
variable speed footswitch, keep hands and
fingers away from the nip of the rollers.
You may be CRUSHED or BURNED!
CAUTION
Excess pressure can damage the laminating
rollers. Always use the minimum roll
pressure necessary to complete the task.
m) Press on the variable speed footswitch while
guiding the leader board into the nip to confirm
that the board is secure.
INFORMATION
CAUTION
Speed is controlled through the variable
speed footswitch when the safety shield
is in the raised position.
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Excessive pressure will cause the
substrate to bow or flatten.
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o) Press STOP.
00.0
Process
FWR
GO
REV.
SPEED
SAFETY
a) Pull the laminate to the upper rewind tube.
Refer to Figure 6.3.3
STOP
CAUTION
p) Press REV t to reverse the direction of the
motor.
00.0
FWR
GO
REV.
SPEED
SAFETY
Make note of the rewind tube drive
direction when taping the laminate.
The laminate should separate under
the rewind tube.
STOP
Figure 6.3.3 Laminate to rewind
WARNING
When operating the laminator using the
variable speed footswitch, keep hands and
fingers away from the nip of the rollers.
You may be CRUSHED or BURNED!
P.S.A.
Laminate
Rewind
tube
i) Press on the variable speed footswitch to back
the leader board out of the main rollers.
b) Use a piece of masking tape, to adhere the
leading edge of the laminate to the upper rewind
tube.
CAUTION
Speed is controlled through the variable
speed footswitch when the safety shield
is in the raised position.
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c) Wrap one full turn of laminate onto the upper
rewind tube.
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Figure 6.3.4 Laminate separation
INFORMATION
Release
liner
Do not cut too deeply into the laminate,
you can cut into the release liner.
Precoated
board
Laminate
d) With the utility knife, make an incision across
the width of the laminate.
CAUTION
CAUTION
Caution should always be exercised
when using a knife .
Sharp knife can cut you!
e) Pull the laminate straight down toward the front
infeed table so that about 6 in. is resting on the
front infeed table. Refer to Figure 6.3.4
If the board is not squarely positioned,
you may experience difficulties with
this application.
g) Press STOP.
00.0
FWR
GO
REV.
SPEED
f) Position the precoated board so that about 3 in.
of the board is adhered to the laminate. Refer to
Figure 6.3.4
SAFETY
STOP
h) Press FWD s.
INFORMATION
Position the leader board squarely
onto the mount adhesive.
00.0
FWR
GO
REV.
SPEED
SAFETY
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STOP
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Figure 6.3.5 Separation point
INFORMATION
Steps " i" and " j" will be performed
simultaneously.
Laminate
Separation
point
WARNING
When operating the laminator using the
variable speed footswitch, keep hands and
fingers away from the nip of the rollers.
You may be CRUSHED or BURNED!
k) Once you have the brake tension set and the
laminate looks smooth entering the main roller,
release the variable speed footswitch.
i) Push the leader board into the main roller nip
while stepping on the variable speed footswitch.
l) Now lay the image to be laminated on the
precoated board.
CAUTION
Speed is controlled through the variable
speed footswitch when the safety shield
is in the raised position.
j) Apply the minimum amount of brake tension on
the roll of laminate to prevent it from free
spinning. Refer to Figure 6.3.5
INFORMATION
The laminate will not adhere to the release
liner of the precoated board which makes
the board reusable.
WARNING
INFORMATION
Excessive brake tension may cause the
image to curl when separated from the
precoated board.
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variable speed footswitch, keep hands and
fingers away from the nip of the rollers.
You may be CRUSHED or BURNED!
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m) Press on the variable speed footswitch.
Finishing
a) Cut the web of laminate at the upper unwind
shaft with an enclosed blade.
CAUTION
Speed is controlled through the variable
speed footswitch when the safety shield
is in the raised position.
CAUTION
Do not use an open blade to cut the web
near the rollers. You can put irreparable
cuts into the rollers.
WARNING
When the laminator rollers are in
motion, keep hands and fingers
away from the nip of the rollers.
You may be CRUSHED or BURNED!
b) Raise the main rolls to a 1 in. gap by pressing
GAP s.
GAP
PRESSURE
1
n) Once the image passes through the main rollers,
it is safe to release the variable speed
footswitch.
c) Pull the material out the front of the laminator.
INFORMATION
Stopping the rollers on the print will leave a
pressure line on the image.
INFORMATION
This will prevent any exposed adhesive from
contacting the rollers.
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d) Press STOP.
6.4 Single sided lamination
( Craft paper method )
00.0
FWR
GO
REV.
SPEED
SAFETY
STOP
This application may be performed from the
front of the laminator using the main rollers or from the
rear of the laminator using the pull rollers in the event
the main rollers are heated. This application is explained
in detail using the main rollers from the front of the
laminator. Use Chart 4 and Diagram 4 for assistance.
e) Clean the rollers as described in the
maintenance section. ( Section 8.2 Cleaning
the rollers )
WARNING
f) Remove the roll of laminate from the upper
unwind shaft and remove the release liner from
the rewind tube.
g) Lower the front and rear safety shields and
press SHUTDOWN if finished with the
laminator.
JOB
0
SAV
SEL
Do not wear ties, loose fitting clothing or
dangling jewelry while operating or
servicing the laminator. These items can get
caught in the nip and choke you or you can
be crushed or burned.
Materials needed
• Roll of pressure sensitive over laminate
• Roll of craft paper ( same width as the laminate )
• Print ( smaller than the laminate )
• Roll of masking tape
• Utility knife
• Cutting blade with an enclosed casing.
• Piece of cardboard ( film width x 6 in. )
SHUT DOWN
Set up
End of application
a) Turn MAIN POWER to “ON”. Refer to
Figure 6.4.1
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b) Press RESET. Refer to Figure 6.4.1
e) Lift the clevis pin located in the saddle of the
upper unwind shaft.
Saddle
Figure 6.4.1 MAIN POWER / RESET
Clevis pin
RESET
the
of
r
a
Re
f) Swing the upper unwind shaft out enough to
slide the roll of laminate over the core chucks
on the upper unwind shaft. Refer to Figure
6.3.2
tor
na
i
lam
MAIN POWER
INFORMATION
c) Ensure that the front and rear tables are in
position and the rear pull rollers are in the up
position..
Twisting the roll of laminate while sliding
makes loading the film onto the unwind
shaft easier.
Figure 6.3.2 Unwind shaft
d) Raise the rear safety shield.
Saddle
WARNING
Caution should always be exercised
when using the laminator with
the safety shields raised.
You can be seriously HURT or INJURED!
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Clevis pin
Core support
Roll of
laminate
Brake adjust
knob
Core chucks
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g) Once the roll of laminate is on the upper unwind
shaft, swing the upper unwind shaft back into
the saddle.
INFORMATION
Twisting the roll of craft paper while
sliding makes loading the film onto
the unwind shaft easier.
CAUTION
Ensure the roll of laminate is loaded
properly on the unwind shaft.
Exposed adhesive should be facing
away from the rollers.
This will prevent hours of roll cleaning!
h) Push the clevis pin back down to secure the
unwind shaft in its saddle.
l) Once the roll of craft paper is on the lower
unwind shaft, swing the lower unwind shaft
back into the saddle.
INFORMATION
The roll of craft paper has no preference to
side since both sides are the same.
i) Leave the safety shield in the up position.
m) Push the clevis pin back down to secure the
unwind shaft in its saddle.
j) Lift the clevis pin located in the saddle of the
lower unwind shaft.
Saddle
Clevis pin
n) Center the upper roll and the lower roll of
material on the unwind shafts. You may refer to
your measurement chart in Section 5.3.2
Loading film ( Figure 5.3.4 )
INFORMATION
k) Swing the lower unwind shaft out enough to
slide the roll of craft paper over the core chucks
on the lower unwind shaft. Refer to Figure
6.4.2
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the measurement.
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c) Use a piece of masking tape, to adhere the
leading edge of the laminate to the upper rewind
tube.
Process
a) Apply just enough brake tension to prevent the
roll of laminate from free spinning.
d) Wrap one full turn of laminate onto the upper
rewind tube.
INFORMATION
Excessive brake tension may cause the
image to curl when separated from
the craft paper.
CAUTION
Do not cut too deeply into the laminate, you
can cut into the release liner.
b) Pull the laminate to the upper rewind tube.
Refer to Figure 6.4.3
e) With the utility knife, make an incision across
the width of the laminate.
CAUTION
Make note of the rewind tube drive
direction when taping the laminate.
The laminate should separate under
the rewind tube.
CAUTION
Caution should always be exercised
when using a knife .
Sharp knife can cut you!
Figure 6.4.3 Laminate to rewind
f) Remove the front infeed table.
P.S.A.
Laminate
Rewind
tube
g) Pull the laminate straight down toward the front
of the lower main roller. Refer to Figure 6.4.4
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Figure 6.4.4 Laminate separation
Laminate
Figure 6.4.5 Craft paper
Laminate
Craft paper
Remove
h) Apply just enough brake tension to prevent the
roll of craft paper from free spinning.
INFORMATION
If you have the parameters stored as a
JOB number enter it now then press
SEL and skip to step " m ", other wise
continue with step " j".
INFORMATION
Excessive brake tension may cause the
image to curl when separated from
the craft paper.
i) Pull the craft paper up towards the upper
main roller and tack it the laminate. Refer to
Figure 6.4.5
j) Press SEL.
JOB
0
SAV
SEL
SHUT DOWN
WARNING
INFORMATION
The craft paper will adhere to the exposed
adhesive from the laminate.
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laminator roller nip when changing GAP.
You can be CRUSHED or BURNED!
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k) Press GAP t to enter a 0 in. gap setting.
n) Press on the variable speed footswitch to guide
the cardboard, craft paper and laminate through
the main rollers.
PRESSURE
GAP
0
CAUTION
Speed is controlled through the variable
speed footswitch when the safety shield
is in the raised position.
l) Press FWD s
WARNING
FWR
00.0
GO
REV.
SPEED
SAFETY
STOP
INFORMATION
Steps " m " and " n " will be performed
simultaneously.
Keep hands and fingers clear of
the laminator roller nip when
adjusting PRESSURE.
You can be CRUSHED or BURNED!
o) When the cardboard has travel pass the main
rollers, press PRESSURE t to set a pressure
of 60 - 80%.
GAP
m) Use a piece of cardboard to push the material
into the nip of the main rollers.
PRESSURE
0
WARNING
CAUTION
When operating the laminator using the
variable speed footswitch, keep hands and
fingers away from the nip of the rollers.
You may be CRUSHED or BURNED!
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Excess pressure can damage the laminating
rollers. Always use the minimum roll
pressure necessary to complete the task.
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INFORMATION
WARNING
Keep hands and fingers clear of the pull
roller nip when changing the gap.
You can be CRUSHED!
p) Once the cardboard has passed through the pull
rollers, lower the upper pull roller onto the web.
Turn the pull roll crank handle 3/4 turn
clockwise after you feel the initial contact. Refer
to Figure 6.4.6
If you choose to use the lower rewind tube,
make note of the direction of travel.
Figure 6.4.6 Finish product rewind
INFORMATION
PRESSURE will vary with the thickness
and width of the laminate you are using.
Adjust as necessary.
Finished
product
rewind
Cut the piece
of cardboard
off
q) Cut the cardboard from the webbed material.
Refer to Figure 6.4.6
WARNING
CAUTION
Do not use an open blade to cut
the web near the rollers.
You can put cuts into the rollers!
r) Tape the web to the lower rewind tube or let the
web run out to a work table. Refer to Figure
6.4.6
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When operating the laminator using the
variable speed footswitch, keep hands and
fingers away from the nip of the rollers.
You may be CRUSHED or BURNED!
- Press on the variable speed footswitch to
lengthen the web enough to get one full wrap
around the lower rewind tube.
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CAUTION
v) Press SPEED s to a speed you feel
comfortable working with. It is recommended
that SPEED not exceed 9 ft./ min.
( 2.74 m/ min. ) .
Speed is controlled through the variable
speed footswitch when the safety shield
is in the raised position.
9.0
s) Replace the front infeed table. Ensure that the
table is seated properly.
t) Close the front and rear safety shields.
INFORMATION
FWR
GO
REV.
SPEED
SAFETY
STOP
w) Press GO.
9.0
FWR
GO
SPEED
The SAFETY indicator should not be
flashing when the tables are properly
seated and the safety shields are in
the closed position..
SAFETY
STOP
REV
.
WARNING
When the laminator rollers are in
motion, keep hands and fingers
away from the nip of the rollers.
You may be CRUSHED or BURNED!
u) Press STOP.
00.0
FWR
GO
REV.
SPEED
SAFETY
STOP
x) Feed the images through the main rollers from
the front operating position of the laminator.
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y) After the last print has passed through the pull
rollers, press STOP.
9.0
FWR
GO
REV.
SPEED
SAFETY
STOP
z) Press GAP s to a 1 in. setting.
GAP
c) If you used the lower rewind, remove the
rewind tube and bring it to a trimming station.
Replace the rewind tube when finished.
PRESSURE
d) Raise the front and rear safety shields to the up
position.
WARNING
Caution should always be exercised
when using the laminator with
the safety shields raised.
You can be seriously HURT or INJURED!
1
Finishing
a) With an enclosed blade, cut the finished product
from the web.
CAUTION
e) Raise the pull roller up by turning the crank
handle counter clockwise until the pull rollers
are separated.
f) Remove the front infeed table.
g) Cut the web of laminate and craft paper at the
upper and lower unwind shafts with an enclosed
blade.
Do not use an open blade to cut
the web near the rollers.
You can put cuts into the rollers!
CAUTION
b) The prints are now ready to be trimmed.
When trimmed, the craft paper will fall away
from the back of the print.
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the web near the rollers.
You can put cuts into the rollers!
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h) Remove the web from the front of the laminator
and the rolls of material from the upper and
lower unwind shafts.
INFORMATION
This will prevent any exposed adhesive from
contacting the rollers.
i) Clean the rollers as described in the
maintenance section. ( Section 8.2 Cleaning
the rollers )
j) Replace the front infeed table.
k) Lower the front and rear safety shields and
press SHUTDOWN if finished with the
laminator.
6.5 Decal and mount
This application may be performed from the
front of the laminator using the main rollers or from the
rear of the laminator using the pull rollers in the event
the main rollers are heated. This application is explained
in detail using the main rollers from the front of the
laminator.
This is a two pass mount and laminate process.
Two pass meaning that the print will pass through the
laminator twice. The first pass ( Decal ) will apply a
mount adhesive to the back of the print while applying a
laminate to the front of the print. Use Chart 5 and
Diagram 5 for assistance. The second pass ( Mount )
will adhere the decal to a substrate. Use Chart 6 and
Diagram 6 for assistance.
This application can be performed in various
methods. The process described in this manual is the
most common method.
WARNING
JOB
0
SEL
SAV
SHUT DOWN
End of application
Do not wear ties, loose fitting clothing or
dangling jewelry while operating or
servicing the laminator. These items can get
caught in the nip and choke you or you can
be crushed or burned.
Pass 1: Decal
Use Chart 5 and Diagram 5 for assistance.
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Materials needed
• Roll of pressure sensitive over laminate
• Roll of mount adhesive ( same width as the
laminate )
• Print ( smaller than the laminate )
• Roll of masking tape
• Utility knife
• Cutting blade with an enclosed casing.
• Piece of cardboard ( film width x 6” )
Set up
d) Raise the front and rear safety shields.
WARNING
Caution should always be exercised
when using the laminator with
the safety shields raised.
You can be seriously HURT or INJURED!
e) Lift the clevis pin located in the saddle of the
upper unwind shaft.
a) Turn MAIN POWER to “ON”. Refer to
Figure 6.5.1
Saddle
Clevis pin
b) Press RESET. Refer to Figure 6.5.1
Figure 6.5.1 MAIN POWER / RESET
RESET
R
r
ea
th
of
el
a
na
mi
f) Swing the upper unwind shaft out enough to
slide the roll of laminate over the core chucks
on the upper unwind shaft. Refer to Figure
6.5.2
tor
MAIN POWER
INFORMATION
c) Ensure that the rear pull rollers are in the up
position..
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makes loading the film onto the unwind
shaft easier.
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j) Lift the clevis pin located in the saddle of the
lower unwind shaft.
Figure 6.5.2 Unwind shaft
Saddle
Clevis pin
Saddle
Clevis pin
Core support
Roll of
laminate
Brake adjust
knob
Core chucks
g) Once the roll of laminate is on the upper unwind
shaft, swing the upper unwind shaft back into
the saddle.
k) Swing the lower unwind shaft out enough to
slide the roll of mount adhesive over the core
chucks on the lower unwind shaft. Refer to
Figure 6.5.2
INFORMATION
Twisting the roll of mount adhesive
while sliding makes loading the film
onto the unwind shaft easier.
CAUTION
Ensure the roll of laminate is loaded
properly on the unwind shaft.
Exposed adhesive should be facing
away from the rollers.
This will prevent hours of roll cleaning!
h) Push the clevis pin back down to secure the
unwind shaft in its saddle.
i) Leave the safety shield in the up position.
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l) Once the roll of mount adhesive is on the lower
unwind shaft, swing the lower unwind shaft
back into the saddle.
CAUTION
Ensure the roll of mount adhesive is
loaded properly on the unwind shaft.
Exposed adhesive should be
facing away from the rollers.
This will prevent hours of roll cleaning!
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m) Push the clevis pin back down to secure the
unwind shaft in its saddle.
CAUTION
n) Center the upper roll and the lower roll of
material on the unwind shafts. You may refer to
your measurement chart in Section 5.3.2
Loading film ( Figure 5.3.4 )
Make note of the rewind tube drive
direction when taping the laminate.
The laminate should separate under
the rewind tube.
Figure 6.5.3 Laminate to rewind
INFORMATION
For the lower unwind shaft, add 1/4 in. to
the measurement.
P.S.A.
Laminate
Rewind
tube
Process
a) Apply just enough brake tension to prevent the
roll of laminate from free spinning.
c) Use a piece of masking tape, to adhere the
leading edge of the laminate to the upper rewind
tube.
INFORMATION
Excessive brake tension may cause the
output to curl. This can create complications
with the second pass of this application.
d) Wrap one full turn of laminate onto the upper
rewind tube.
CAUTION
b) Pull the laminate to the upper rewind tube.
Refer to Figure 6.5.3
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e) With the utility knife, make an incision across
the width of the laminate.
INFORMATION
Excessive brake tension may cause the
output to curl. This can create complications
with the second pass of this application.
CAUTION
Caution should always be exercised
when using a knife .
Sharp knife can cut you!
i) Pull the mount adhesive up towards the upper
main roller and tack it the laminate resting on
the upper main roller. Refer to Figure 6.5.5
f) Remove the front infeed table.
INFORMATION
g) Pull the laminate straight down toward the front
of the lower main roller. Refer to Figure 6.5.4
Figure 6.5.4 Laminate separation
The mount adhesive will adhere to the
exposed adhesive from the laminate.
Figure 6.5.5 Mount adhesive
Laminate
Laminate
Remove
Mount
adhesive
h) Apply just enough brake tension to prevent the
roll of mount adhesive from free spinning.
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l) Press FWD s
INFORMATION
If you have the parameters stored as a
JOB number enter it now then press
SEL and skip to step " m ", other wise
continue with step " j".
FWR
00.0
GO
REV.
SPEED
SAFETY
STOP
j) Press SEL.
INFORMATION
JOB
0
SAV
SEL
Steps " m " and " n " will be performed
simultaneously.
SHUT DOWN
m) Use a piece of cardboard to push the material
into the nip of the main rollers.
WARNING
Keep hands and fingers clear of the
laminator roller nip when changing GAP.
You can be CRUSHED or BURNED!
k) Press GAP t to enter a 0 in. gap setting.
GAP
PRESSURE
0
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WARNING
When operating the laminator using the
variable speed footswitch, keep hands and
fingers away from the nip of the rollers.
You may be CRUSHED or BURNED!
n) Press on the variable speed footswitch to guide
the cardboard, mount adhesive and laminate
through the main rollers.
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CAUTION
Speed is controlled through the variable
speed footswitch when the safety shield
is in the raised position.
WARNING
Keep hands and fingers clear of
the laminator roller nip when
adjusting PRESSURE.
You can be CRUSHED or BURNED!
WARNING
Keep hands and fingers clear of the pull
roller nip when changing the gap.
You can be CRUSHED!
p) Once the cardboard has passed through the pull
rollers, lower the upper pull roller onto the web.
Turn the pull roll crank handle 3/4 turn
clockwise after you feel the initial contact. Refer
to Figure 6.5.6
INFORMATION
o) When the cardboard has travel pass the main
rollers, press PRESSURE t to set a pressure
of 60 - 80%.
GAP
PRESSURE
0
q) Cut the cardboard from the webbed material.
Refer to figure 6.5.6
CAUTION
Excess pressure can damage the laminating
rollers. Always use the minimum roll
pressure necessary to complete the task.
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PRESSURE will vary with the thickness
and width of the laminate you are using.
Adjust as necessary.
CAUTION
Do not use an open blade to cut
the web near the rollers.
You can put cuts into the rollers!
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r) Tape the web to the lower rewind tube or let the
web run out to a work table. Refer to Figure
6.5.6
- Press on the variable speed footswitch to
lengthen the web enough to get one full wrap
around the lower rewind tube.
CAUTION
INFORMATION
If you choose to use the lower rewind tube,
make note of the direction of travel.
Figure 6.5.6 Finish product rewind
Speed is controlled through the variable
speed footswitch when the safety shield
is in the raised position.
s) Replace the front infeed table. Ensure that the
table is seated properly.
t) Close the front and rear safety shields.
INFORMATION
Finished
product
rewind
Cut the piece
of cardboard
off
The SAFETY indicator should not be
flashing when the tables are properly
seated and the safety shields are in
the closed position..
u) Press STOP.
WARNING
When operating the laminator using the
variable speed footswitch, keep hands and
fingers away from the nip of the rollers.
You may be CRUSHED or BURNED!
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00.0
FWR
GO
REV.
SPEED
SAFETY
STOP
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v) Press SPEED s to a speed you feel
comfortable working with. It is recommended
that SPEED not exceed 9 ft./ min.
( 2.74 m/ min. ) .
z) Press GAP s to a 1 in. setting.
GAP
PRESSURE
1
9.0
FWR
GO
REV.
SPEED
SAFETY
STOP
Finishing
a) With an enclosed blade, cut the finished product
from the web.
w) Press GO.
9.0
FWR
GO
SPEED
SAFETY
STOP
REV
.
x) Feed the images through the main rollers from
the front operating position of the laminator.
y) After the last print has passed through the pull
rollers, press STOP.
9.0
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Do not use an open blade to cut
the web near the rollers.
You can put cuts into the rollers!
b) The decals are now ready to be trimmed.
c) If you used the lower rewind, remove the
rewind tube and bring it to a trimming station.
Replace the rewind tube when finished.
FWR
GO
REV.
SPEED
SAFETY
CAUTION
STOP
d) Raise the front and rear safety shields to the up
position.
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WARNING
Caution should always be exercised
when using the laminator with
the safety shields raised.
You can be seriously HURT or INJURED!
INFORMATION
This will prevent any exposed adhesive from
contacting the rollers.
i) Clean the rollers as described in the
maintenance section. ( Section 8.2 Cleaning
the rollers )
e) Raise the pull roller up by turning the crank
handle counter clockwise until the pull rollers
are separated.
INFORMATION
f) Remove the front infeed table.
If the rollers have no adhesive on them,
proceed to the second pass of this
application.
g) Cut the web of laminate and craft paper at the
upper and lower unwind shafts with an enclosed
blade.
Pass two : Mount
Use Chart 6 and Diagram 6 for assistance.
CAUTION
Do not use an open blade to cut
the web near the rollers.
You can put cuts into the rollers!
WARNING
h) Remove the web from the front of the laminator
and the rolls of material from the upper and
lower unwind shafts.
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Do not wear ties, loose fitting clothing or
dangling jewelry while operating or
servicing the laminator. These items can get
caught in the nip and choke you or you can
be crushed or burned.
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Materials needed
CAUTION
• Prints ( Decals )
• Substrates
• Utility knife
• Leader board ( substrate width x 6” )
Sharp edges on a substrate should be filed
smooth and GAP manually adjusted.
Sharp edges can CUT the rollers!
INFORMATION
Set up
If the thickness of the substrate is not
known, follow the procedure to manually
set the nip in Section 5.5.1 Manually nip
adjustment.
a) Replace the front infeed table.
c) Position the leader board in the middle between
the upper and lower main rollers.
WARNING
Keep hands and fingers clear of the
laminator roller nip when changing GAP.
You can be CRUSHED or BURNED!
b) Press GAP t to the required gap setting for
the substrate being used. The GAP DISPLAY
should reflect your desired setting.
d) Press FWD s.
00.0
FWR
GO
REV.
SPEED
SAFETY
STOP
WARNING
GAP
1/4
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PRESSURE
When operating the laminator using the
variable speed footswitch, keep hands and
fingers away from the nip of the rollers.
You may be CRUSHED or BURNED!
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e) Press on the variable speed footswitch while
guiding the leader board into the nip to confirm
that the board is secure.
INFORMATION
Excessive pressure will cause the
substrate to bow or flatten.
CAUTION
Speed is controlled through the variable
speed footswitch when the safety shield
is in the raised position.
g) Press STOP.
00.0
WARNING
FWR
GO
REV.
SPEED
SAFETY
STOP
Keep hands and fingers clear of
the laminator roller nip when
adjusting PRESSURE.
You can be CRUSHED or BURNED!
h) Press REV t to reverse the direction of the
motor.
f) If the board is loose, press PRESSURE t to
adjust the gap between the main rollers.
00.0
FWR
GO
REV.
SPEED
GAP
PRESSURE
SAFETY
STOP
1/4
WARNING
CAUTION
Excess pressure can damage the laminating
rollers. Always use the minimum roll
pressure necessary to complete the task.
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When operating the laminator using the
variable speed footswitch, keep hands and
fingers away from the nip of the rollers.
You may be CRUSHED or BURNED!
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i) Press on the variable speed footswitch to back
the leader board out of the main rollers.
b) Is the decal compatible with the substrate?
- If the substrate is larger than the decal, you
can position the image any where on the board.
Figure 6.5.8
CAUTION
Speed is controlled through the variable
speed footswitch when the safety shield
is in the raised position.
Figure 6.5.8 Setting the decal
Process
a) Align the leading edge of the image with the
leading edge of the board and one other side.
Refer to Figure 6.5.7
Figure 6.5.7 Align edges
- You must trim the decal so that no more than
1 in. exceeds the size of the substrate. Refer to
Figure 6.5.9
Align two
sides
Figure 6.5.9 Trim the decal
Leading
edge
Cut
Substrate
Image
INFORMATION
Board
The leading edge is the first part of the
board or image that enters the nip
of the rollers.
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No more than 1 in. over hang
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c) Peel back about 1 in. of the release liner from
the decal and fold back. Refer to Figure
6.5.10
Figure 6.5.10 Peel back release liner
INFORMATION
Avoid tacking at the ends first and pressing
towards the center, you may create a tunnel
once you have reached the center. This will
make for a difficult mounting application.
Leading edge
Release liner
f) Set the substrate and decal in the center of the
front infeed table.
Back of Image
g) Press STOP.
d) Place a padded paper weight or similar object
in the center. This will help hold the image in
place.
9.0
FWR
GO
REV.
SPEED
SAFETY
STOP
e) From the center, use one finger to tack down
the leading edge of the decal to the leading
edge of the substrate. Refer to Figure 6.5.11
h) Press FWD s.
Figure 6.5.11 Tack leading edge
9.0
FWR
GO
REV.
SPEED
SAFETY
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INFORMATION
Steps " j" and " k " will be performed
simultaneously.
j) Push the leading edge of the substrate with the
decal up to the nip of the main rollers.
CAUTION
Speed is controlled through the variable
speed footswitch when the safety shield
is in the raised position.
- If the tack point enters the rollers nip perform
the following steps.
1) Press STOP
2) Press REV t
WARNING
When operating the laminator using the
variable speed footswitch, keep hands and
fingers away from the nip of the rollers.
You may be CRUSHED or BURNED!
3) Press the variable speed footswitch
to back the tack point out of the
rollers nip.
4) Press STOP
5) Press FWD s
6) Continue from step i).
k) Using the variable speed footswitch, slowly
work the substrate into the nip of the rollers
and stop just before the end of the tacked
down section of the image enters the nip.
l) Drape the loose part of the decal over the
upper main roller. Refer to Figure 6.5.12
Figure 6.512 Draping the decal
INFORMATION
Use a slow speed. If the tack point enters
the rollers nip, you will not be able to
pull the release liner.
Decal
Upper
Main
Roll
Release liner
Substrate
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m) Make sure the image is conformed to the upper
main roller. Refer to Figure 6.5.13
CAUTION
INFORMATION
If the image is not conformed to the roller,
you may experience difficulties with
this application.
Figure 6.5.13 Conformed print
Upper
Main
Roll
Speed is controlled through the variable
speed footswitch when the safety shield
is in the raised position.
Figure 6.5.14 Non conformed decal
Upper
Main
Roll
Not conformed
Conformed
INFORMATION
Steps " n " and " o " will be performed
simultaneously.
WARNING
When operating the laminator using the
variable speed footswitch, keep hands and
fingers away from the nip of the rollers.
You may be CRUSHED or BURNED!
- If its not, slowly move the substrate into the
nip until the decal is conformed. Refer to
Figure 6.5.14
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WARNING
When operating the laminator using the
variable speed footswitch, keep hands and
fingers away from the nip of the rollers.
You may be CRUSHED or BURNED!
n) Press down on the variable speed footswitch
just enough to give yourself a comfortable work
speed.
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Finishing
CAUTION
Speed is controlled through the variable
speed footswitch when the safety shield
is in the raised position.
a) Press STOP.
9.0
FWR
GO
REV.
SPEED
SAFETY
STOP
WARNING
When the laminator rollers are in
motion, keep hands and fingers
away from the nip of the rollers.
You may be CRUSHED or BURNED!
b) Press GAP s to a 1 in. setting.
GAP
PRESSURE
1
o) Use one hand to pull the release liner off as the
substrate moves towards the nip and the other
hand to apply slight back tension to the decal.
c) Clean the rollers as described in the
maintenance section. ( Section 8.2 Cleaning
the rollers )
p) Once the substrate and the decal are completely
through the main rolls, you can let off the
variable speed footswitch.
q) The mounted image can now be removed from
the rear of the laminator.
d) Lower the front and rear safety shields and
press SHUTDOWN if finished with the
laminator.
JOB
0
SEL
SAV
SHUT DOWN
r) Trim the mounted piece as necessary.
End of application
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Group 2 : Top heat only
Top heat only applications are very similar to
the applications described in Group 1: No heat.
Thermal type ( heat activated ) laminating film will
replace the pressure sensitive type laminating film used
in Group 1: No heat.
The procedures and parameters described
in this section are starting references only.
Parameters will vary with regards to laminate
thickness, laminate widths, laminate types, print
types, ink or toner types, environment conditions,
operator experience and various substrates.
Materials needed
• Roll of Hot Tissue Mount adhesive
( or comparable material )
• Substrates to precoat
( Must have a porous surface )
• Leader board
• Trailer board
• Second person
• Utility knife
• Cutting blade with an enclosed casing.
INFORMATION
The Hot Tissue must not exceed 1 in. the
width of the substrate. If it does, you
will experience complications with this
application.
WARNING
Do not wear ties, loose fitting clothing or
dangling jewelry while operating or
servicing the laminator. These items can get
caught in the nip and choke you or you can
be crushed or burned.
Set up
a) Cut two leader boards 6 inch in length of the
material you are about to precoat.
CAUTION
6.6 Precoating substrates
This application can only be performed from the
front of the laminator using the main rollers. Use Chart
7 and Diagram 7 for assistance.
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Sharp edges on a substrate should be filed
smooth and GAP manually adjusted.
Sharp edges can CUT the rollers!
b) Place these two pieces by the laminator for
future use.
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Figure 6.6.1 MAIN POWER / RESET
INFORMATION
The two pieces cut in step "a" will be
used as the leader board and trailer
board. These two pieces can be saved
and reused for other applications.
RESET
the
of
r
a
Re
c) Turn MAIN POWER to “ON”. Refer to
Figure 6.6.1
tor
na
i
lam
MAIN POWER
g) Lift the clevis pin located in the saddle of the
upper unwind shaft.
d) Press RESET. Refer to Figure 6.6.1
Saddle
Clevis pin
e) Be sure the front and rear tables are in position
and the pull rollers are in the up position.
f) Raise the rear safety shield.
h) Swing the upper unwind shaft out enough to
slide the roll of Hot Tissue over the core chucks
and onto the upper unwind shaft. Refer
to Figure 6.6.2.
WARNING
Caution should always be exercised
when using the laminator with
the safety shields raised.
You can be seriously HURT or INJURED!
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INFORMATION
Twisting the roll of Hot Tissue while
sliding makes loading the film onto
the unwind shaft easier.
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Figure 6.6.2 Unwind shaft
INFORMATION
Saddle
Clevis pin
Core support
Roll of
Hot Tissue
If you have the parameters stored as a
JOB number enter it now then press
SEL and skip to step " p ", other wise
continue with step " l".
l) Press SEL. SEL will stop flashing.
Brake adjust
knob
Core chucks
JOB
0
SAV
SEL
SHUT DOWN
i) Once loaded, swing the upper unwind shaft back
into the saddle.
INFORMATION
The roll of Hot Tissue has no preference to
side since both sides are the same.
m) Press TOP TEMP s to set a temperature of
140-160 oF ( 60-71 oC ).
SLEEP
TOP TEMP
BOT TEMP
140
68
n) Press FWD s
j) Push the clevis pin back down to secure the
unwind shaft in its saddle.
00.0
FWR
GO
REV.
SPEED
k) Lower the rear safety shield.
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STOP
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o) Press SPEED s to set a motor speed of
2 ft. / min. ( .6 m / min. )
s) Press STOP.
FWR
2.0
2.0
FWR
GO
SAFETY
STOP
STOP
p) Press GAP t to enter a 0 in. gap setting.
GAP
REV.
SPEED
REV.
SPEED
SAFETY
GO
PRESSURE
t) Press GAP s to the required gap setting for
the substrate being used. The GAP DISPLAY
should reflect your desired setting.
GAP
PRESSURE
1/4
0
q) Press GO.
INFORMATION
If the thickness of the substrate is not
known, follow the procedure to manually
set the nip in Section 5.5.1 Manual nip
adjustment.
2.0
FWR
GO
REV.
SPEED
SAFETY
STOP
WARNING
r) Continue with step s) when the TOP TEMP
DISPLAY stops flashing.
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When operating the laminator using the
variable speed footswitch, keep hands and
fingers away from the nip of the rollers.
You may be CRUSHED or BURNED!
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u) Press on the variable speed footswitch while
guiding the leader board into the nip to confirm
that the board is secure.
w) Press STOP.
00.0
CAUTION
FWR
GO
REV.
SPEED
SAFETY
STOP
Speed is controlled through the variable
speed footswitch when the safety shield
is in the raised position.
x) Press REV t to reverse the direction of the
motor.
WARNING
Keep hands and fingers clear of
the laminator roller nip when
adjusting PRESSURE.
You can be CRUSHED or BURNED!
00.0
FWR
GO
REV.
SPEED
SAFETY
STOP
v) If the board is loose, press PRESSURE t to
adjust the gap between the main rollers.
WARNING
GAP
PRESSURE
1/4
INFORMATION
When operating the laminator through the
variable speed footswitch, keep your hands
away from the nip of the rollers. You may
be crushed or burned.
y) Press on the variable speed footswitch to back
the board out of the main rollers.
Excessive pressure will cause the
substrate to bow or flatten.
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INFORMATION
CAUTION
Speed is controlled through the variable
speed footswitch when the safety shield
is in the raised position.
Position the leader board squarely
onto the mount adhesive.
c) Press STOP.
Process
a) Pull the roll of Hot Tissue straight down toward
the front infeed table so that approximately 6 in.
is resting on the front infeed table. Refer to
Figure 6.6.3
GO
REV.
SPEED
SAFETY
STOP
d) Press FWD s.
Figure 6.6.3 Leader board
Hot
Tissue
FWR
2.0
Leader
board
FWR
00.0
GO
REV.
SPEED
SAFETY
STOP
INFORMATION
b) Position the leader board so that half is adhered
to the Hot Tissue. Refer to Figure 6.6.3
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Steps " e" and " f" will be performed
simultaneously.
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WARNING
When operating the laminator using the
variable speed footswitch, keep hands and
fingers away from the nip of the rollers.
You may be CRUSHED or BURNED!
INFORMATION
Steps " h " and " i" will be performed
simultaneously.
WARNING
e) Push the leader board into the main roller nip
while stepping on the variable speed footswitch.
When operating the laminator using the
variable speed footswitch, keep hands and
fingers away from the nip of the rollers.
You may be CRUSHED or BURNED!
CAUTION
Speed is controlled through the variable
speed footswitch when the safety shield
is in the raised position.
h) With the stack of substrates within reach of the
first person, step on the variable speed
footswitch while sliding one board in after the
leader board with a 1/2 inch gap between the
two. Refer to Figure 6.6.4
f) Apply the minimum amount of brake tension on
the roll of Hot Tissue to prevent it from free
spinning.
CAUTION
INFORMATION
Speed is controlled through the variable
speed footswitch when the safety shield
is in the raised position.
Excessive tension will cause the
substrate to bow.
INFORMATION
g) Have the second person stand at the rear of the
laminator.
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The 1/2 in. gap between boards will allow
for easier separation of the boards by
the second person.
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Figure 6.6.4 ( 1/2” ) Gap
CAUTION
Caution should always be exercised
when using a knife .
Sharp knife can cut you!
Substrate
1/2" Gap
Precoated board
CAUTION
Caution should always be exercised when
using a utility knife near the rollers.
You can put cuts into the rollers!
WARNING
Keep hands and fingers clear of the pull
roller nip when changing the gap.
You can be CRUSHED!
k) Inform the second person of the last board to
be precoated before feeding the trailer board
into the main roller nip. Refer to Figure 6.6.5
i) The person at the rear of the laminator will guide
and lower the upper pull roller onto the leader
board as it passes through the nip opening.
INFORMATION
INFORMATION
Do not lower the pull roller so that the
substrate is crushed when passing through.
This will prevent the boards from bowing.
j) As the boards come through, the person at the
rear of the machine will use the utility knife to
separate the boards.
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Before stopping the rollers, position the pull
rollers up. This will prevent an impression
in the last pre-coated board.
l) The second person will raise the rear pull roller
by turning the crank handle counterclockwise
until separated.
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m) Stop the laminator when the trailer board is in
the main roller nip. Refer to Figure 6.6.5
Finishing
a) Cut the web of Hot Tissue at the upper unwind
shaft with an enclosed blade.
Figure 6.6.5 Trailer board
CAUTION
Precoated
board
Trailer
board
Do not use an open blade to cut
the web near the rollers.
You can put cuts into the rollers!
b) Pull the precoated board and trailer board out
from the front of laminator.
INFORMATION
Do not stop in the middle of a board, an
impression of the roller footprint will be
evident on the board. This can cause a
tunnel effect in the mounting process.
n) Raise the main rollers to a 1 in. gap by pressing
GAP s.
GAP
PRESSURE
1
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INFORMATION
This will prevent any activated adhesive
from contacting the rollers.
c) Remove the roll of material from the upper
unwind shaft.
d) Clean the rollers as described in the
maintenance section. ( Section 8.2 Cleaning
the rollers )
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e) Lower the front and rear safety shields and
press SHUTDOWN if finished with the
laminator.
JOB
0
6.7 One pass mount and
laminate
SAV
SEL
SHUT DOWN
f) Trim any excess Hot Tissue from the boards.
CAUTION
Caution should always be exercised
when using a knife .
Sharp knife can cut you!
This application can only be performed from the
front of the laminator using the main rollers. Use Chart
8 and Diagram 8 for assistance.
This application can save time but is limited to
the type of prints you can use. This process requires
more heat and a longer dwell time in the nip. Heat
sensitive images should not be used for this process.
Heat sensitive images would be of ink jet types,
and medias that have plastic characteristics to them. For
these type of images, use GBC Low Melt film or
comparable laminate.
End of application
WARNING
Do not wear ties, loose fitting clothing or
dangling jewelry while operating or
servicing the laminator. These items can get
caught in the nip and choke you or you can
be crushed or burned.
Materials needed
• Sheet of Hot Tissue Mount adhesive
( or comparable material )
• Substrates
( Must have a porous surface )
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• Leader and trailer board
• Roll of thermal laminate
• Glue stick
• Prints
( print that are not heat sensitive )
• Utility knife
• Cutting blade with an enclosed casing.
INFORMATION
The two pieces cut in step "a" will be
used as the leader board and trailer
board. These two pieces can be saved
and reused for other applications.
INFORMATION
The laminate must not exceed 1 in. the
width of the substrate. If it does, you
will experience complications with
this application.
c) Turn MAIN POWER to “ON”. Refer to
Figure 6.7.1
d) Press RESET. Refer to Figure 6.7.1
Set up
e) Be sure the front and rear tables are in position
and the pull rollers are in the up position.
a) Cut two leader boards 6 inch in length of the
material you are about to precoat.
f) Raise the rear safety shield.
CAUTION
Sharp edges on a substrate should be filed
smooth and GAP manually adjusted.
Sharp edges can CUT the rollers!
WARNING
Caution should always be exercised
when using the laminator with
the safety shields raised.
You can be seriously HURT or INJURED!
b) Place these two pieces by the laminator for
future use.
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Figure 6.7.1 MAIN POWER / RESET
Figure 6.7.2 Unwind shaft
Saddle
Clevis pin
RESET
the
of
r
a
Re
tor
na
i
lam
Roll of
Thermal
laminate
Core support
MAIN POWER
Brake adjust
knob
Core chucks
g) Lift the clevis pin located in the saddle of the
upper unwind shaft.
i) Once loaded, swing the upper unwind shaft back
into the saddle.
Saddle
Clevis pin
CAUTION
h) Swing the upper unwind shaft out enough to
slide the roll of thermal laminate over the core
chucks and onto the upper unwind shaft. Refer
to Figure 6.7.2.
Ensure the roll of laminate is loaded
properly on the unwind shaft.
Exposed adhesive should be facing
away from the rollers.
This will prevent hours of roll cleaning!
j) Push the clevis pin back down to secure the
unwind shaft in its saddle.
INFORMATION
Twisting the roll of thermal laminate
while sliding makes loading the film
onto the unwind shaft easier.
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k) Lower the rear safety shield.
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o) Press SPEED s to set a motor speed of
2 ft. / min. ( .6 m / min. )
INFORMATION
If you have the parameters stored as a
JOB number enter it now then press
SEL and skip to step " p ", other wise
continue with step " l".
2.0
FWR
GO
REV.
SPEED
SAFETY
STOP
l) Press SEL. SEL will stop flashing.
p) Press GAP t to enter a 0 in. gap setting.
JOB
0
SAV
SEL
SHUT DOWN
GAP
m) Press TOP TEMP s to set a temperature of
240-260 oF ( 115-126 oC ).
PRESSURE
0
SLEEP
TOP TEMP
BOT TEMP
140
q) Press GO.
68
n) Press FWD s
2.0
FWR
GO
REV.
SPEED
SAFETY
00.0
FWR
GO
REV.
SPEED
SAFETY
STOP
STOP
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r) Continue with step s) when the TOP TEMP
DISPLAY stops flashing.
WARNING
When operating the laminator using the
variable speed footswitch, keep hands and
fingers away from the nip of the rollers.
You may be CRUSHED or BURNED!
s) Press STOP.
FWR
2.0
GO
REV.
SPEED
SAFETY
u) Press on the variable speed footswitch while
guiding the leader board into the nip to confirm
that the board is secure.
STOP
CAUTION
t) Press GAP s to the required gap setting for
the substrate being used. The GAP DISPLAY
should reflect your desired setting.
Speed is controlled through the variable
speed footswitch when the safety shield
is in the raised position.
WARNING
GAP
PRESSURE
1/4
Keep hands and fingers clear of
the laminator roller nip when
adjusting PRESSURE.
You can be CRUSHED or BURNED!
v) If the board is loose, press PRESSURE t to
adjust the gap between the main rollers.
INFORMATION
If the thickness of the substrate is not
known, follow the procedure to manually
set the nip in Section 5.5.1 Manual nip
adjustment.
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GAP
PRESSURE
1/4
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y) Press on the variable speed footswitch to back
the board out of the main rollers.
INFORMATION
Excessive pressure will cause the
substrate to bow or flatten.
CAUTION
Speed is controlled through the variable
speed footswitch when the safety shield
is in the raised position.
w) Press STOP.
00.0
FWR
GO
SAFETY
Process
REV.
SPEED
STOP
INFORMATION
x) Press REV t to reverse the direction of the
motor.
If you are using precoated Hot Tissue
boards, proceed to step " d )".
a) Cut a sheet of Hot Tissue the same size as the
image. Refer to Figure 6.7.3
00.0
FWR
GO
REV.
SPEED
SAFETY
STOP
b) Run a thin line of glue across the leading edge of
the substrate. Refer to Figure 6.7.3
WARNING
INFORMATION
When operating the laminator through the
variable speed footswitch, keep your hands
away from the nip of the rollers. You may
be crushed or burned.
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The leading edge is the first part of the
board or image that enters the nip
of the rollers.
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c) Lay the sheet of Hot Tissue on the board so the
two leading edges are aligned. Refer to Figure
6.7.3
Figure 6.7.4 Leader board
Thermal
laminate
Leader
board
INFORMATION
The thin line of glue will assist with
holding the layers to the board.
d) Run a thin line of glue across the leading edge of
Hot Tissue just placed on the board.
f) Position the leader board so that half is pressed
against the thermal laminate resting on the front
table. Refer to Figure 6.7.4
Figure 6.7.3
INFORMATION
Print
Position the leader board squarely
onto the thermal laminate.
Hot
Tissue
Substrate
Thin line of glue
g) Press STOP.
2.0
e) Pull the thermal laminate straight down toward
the front infeed table so that approximately 6 in.
is resting on the front infeed table. Refer to
Figure 6.7.4
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FWR
GO
REV.
SPEED
SAFETY
STOP
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h) Press FWD s.
j) Apply the minimum amount of brake tension on
the roll of thermal laminate to prevent it from
free spinning.
FWR
00.0
GO
REV.
SPEED
SAFETY
STOP
INFORMATION
Excessive tension will cause the
substrate to bow.
INFORMATION
Steps " i" and " j" will be performed
simultaneously.
WARNING
k) Once tentioned, let off the variable speed
footswitch/
l) Position the board with the glued sheet of Hot
Tissue and image against the leader board.
When operating the laminator using the
variable speed footswitch, keep hands and
fingers away from the nip of the rollers.
You may be CRUSHED or BURNED!
WARNING
i) Push the leader board into the main roller nip
while stepping on the variable speed footswitch.
When operating the laminator using the
variable speed footswitch, keep hands and
fingers away from the nip of the rollers.
You may be CRUSHED or BURNED!
CAUTION
Speed is controlled through the variable
speed footswitch when the safety shield
is in the raised position.
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m) using a slow speed, press on the variable speed
footswitch while guiding the board into the main
roller nip.
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INFORMATION
INFORMATION
The heat must penetrate through the
thermal laminate, image, Hot Tissue
and to the board. Dwell time is crucial
for the success of this application.
Stopping the rollers on the print will leave a
pressure line on the image.
o) Raise the main rollers to a 1 in. gap by pressing
GAP s.
WARNING
When the laminator rollers are in
motion, keep hands and fingers
away from the nip of the rollers.
You may be CRUSHED or BURNED!
GAP
PRESSURE
1
n) Stop the laminator when the trailer board is in
the main roller nip. Refer to Figure 6.7.5
Finishing
a) Cut the web of thermal laminate at the upper
unwind shaft with an enclosed blade.
Figure 6.7.5 Trailer board
CAUTION
Mounted
image
Trailer
board
Do not use an open blade to cut
the web near the rollers.
You can put cuts into the rollers!
b) Pull the leader board, mounted image and trailer
board out from the front of laminator.
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INFORMATION
This will prevent any activated adhesive
from contacting the rollers.
c) Remove the roll of material from the upper
unwind shaft.
6.8 Thermal decal and
mount
This is a two pass mount and laminate process.
Two pass meaning that the print will pass through the
laminator twice. The first pass ( Decal ) will apply a
mount adhesive to the back of the print while applying a
laminate to the front of the print. The second pass
( Mount ) will adhere the decal to a substrate.
d) Trim as necessary.
The first part of this application ( Decal ) can
only be performed from the front of the laminator using
the main rollers. Use Chart 9 and Diagram 9 for
assistance.
e) Clean the rollers as described in the
maintenance section. ( Section 8.2 Cleaning
the rollers )
f) Lower the front and rear safety shields and
press SHUTDOWN if finished with the
laminator.
JOB
0
The second part ( Mount ) is described from
the rear of the laminator since the main rollers are
heated. Use Chart 10 and Diagram 10 for assistance.
This application can be performed in various
methods. The process described in this manual is the
most common method.
SAV
SEL
SHUT DOWN
End of application
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WARNING
Do not wear ties, loose fitting clothing or
dangling jewelry while operating or
servicing the laminator. These items can get
caught in the nip and choke you or you can
be crushed or burned.
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c) Ensure that the rear pull rollers are in the up
position..
Pass 1: Decal
Use Chart 9 and Diagram 9 for assistance.
Materials needed
• Roll of thermal laminate
• Roll of mount adhesive ( same width as the
laminate )
• Print ( smaller than the laminate )
• Roll of masking tape
• Utility knife
• Cutting blade with an enclosed casing.
• Piece of cardboard ( film width x 6” )
d) Raise the front and rear safety shields.
WARNING
Caution should always be exercised
when using the laminator with
the safety shields raised.
You can be seriously HURT or INJURED!
Set up
a) Turn MAIN POWER to “ON”. Refer to
Figure 6.8.1
e) Lift the clevis pin located in the saddle of the
upper unwind shaft.
b) Press RESET. Refer to Figure 6.8.1
Saddle
Clevis pin
Figure 6.8.1 MAIN POWER / RESET
RESET
R
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r
ea
of
l
the
a
na
mi
tor
MAIN POWER
f) Swing the upper unwind shaft out enough to
slide the roll of laminate over the core chucks
on the upper unwind shaft. Refer to Figure
6.8.2
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h) Push the clevis pin back down to secure the
unwind shaft in its saddle.
INFORMATION
Twisting the roll of laminate while sliding
makes loading the film onto the unwind
shaft easier.
i) Lift the clevis pin located in the saddle of the
lower unwind shaft.
Figure 6.8.2 Unwind shaft
Saddle
Clevis pin
Saddle
Clevis pin
Core support
Roll of
laminate
Brake adjust
knob
Core chucks
g) Once the roll of thermal laminate is on the upper
unwind shaft, swing the upper unwind shaft
back into the saddle.
j) Swing the lower unwind shaft out enough to
slide the roll of mount adhesive over the core
chucks on the lower unwind shaft. Refer to
Figure 6.8.2
INFORMATION
Twisting the roll of mount adhesive
while sliding makes loading the film
onto the unwind shaft easier.
CAUTION
Ensure the roll of laminate is loaded
properly on the unwind shaft.
Exposed adhesive should be facing
away from the rollers.
This will prevent hours of roll cleaning!
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k) Once the roll of mount adhesive is on the lower
unwind shaft, swing the lower unwind shaft
back into the saddle.
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o) Press SEL. SEL will stop flashing.
CAUTION
Ensure the roll of mount adhesive is
loaded properly on the unwind shaft.
Exposed adhesive should be
facing away from the rollers.
This will prevent hours of roll cleaning!
JOB
0
SAV
SEL
SHUT DOWN
l) Push the clevis pin back down to secure the
unwind shaft in its saddle.
p) Press TOP TEMP s to set a temperature of
220-230 oF ( 104-110 oC ).
m) Center the upper roll and the lower roll of
material on the unwind shafts. You may refer to
your measurement chart in Section 5.3.2
Loading film ( Figure 5.3.4 )
SLEEP
INFORMATION
TOP TEMP
BOT TEMP
140
68
For the lower unwind shaft, add 1/4 in. to
the measurement.
q) Press FWD s
n) Lower the safety shields.
INFORMATION
If you have the parameters stored as a
JOB number enter it now then press
SEL and skip to step " p ", other wise
continue with step " l".
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00.0
FWR
GO
REV.
SPEED
SAFETY
STOP
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r) Press SPEED s to set a motor speed of
2 ft. / min. ( .6 m / min. )
2.0
FWR
GO
SAFETY
FWR
2.0
GO
REV.
SPEED
REV.
SPEED
v) Press STOP.
SAFETY
STOP
STOP
s) Press GAP t to enter a 0 in. gap setting.
Process
a) Raise the front safety shield and remove the
front infeed table.
GAP
PRESSURE
0
b) Apply just enough brake tension to prevent the
roll of thermal laminate from free spinning.
t) Press GO.
INFORMATION
2.0
FWR
GO
REV.
SPEED
SAFETY
Excessive brake tension may cause the
output to curl. This can create complications
with the second pass of this application.
STOP
u) Continue with step “v” when the TOP TEMP
DISPLAY stops flashing.
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c) Pull the thermal laminate straight down toward
the front infeed table so that approximately 6 in.
is resting on the front infeed table. Refer to
Figure 6.8.3
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Figure 6.8.3 Laminate
Figure 6.8.4 Mount adhesive
Thermal
laminate
Thermal
laminate
Remove
Mount
adhesive
d) Apply just enough brake tension to prevent the
roll of mount adhesive from free spinning.
f) Use a piece of cardboard to push the material
into the nip of the main rollers.
INFORMATION
Excessive brake tension may cause the
output to curl. This can create complications
with the second pass of this application.
WARNING
e) Pull the mount adhesive up towards the upper
main roller and tack it the laminate resting on
the upper main roller. Refer to Figure 6.8.4
INFORMATION
The mount adhesive will adhere to the
activated adhesive from the laminate.
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When operating the laminator using the
variable speed footswitch, keep hands and
fingers away from the nip of the rollers.
You may be CRUSHED or BURNED!
g) Press on the variable speed footswitch to guide
the cardboard, mount adhesive and laminate
through the main rollers.
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CAUTION
Speed is controlled through the variable
speed footswitch when the safety shield
is in the raised position.
WARNING
Keep hands and fingers clear of
the laminator roller nip when
adjusting PRESSURE.
You can be CRUSHED or BURNED!
WARNING
Keep hands and fingers clear of the pull
roller nip when changing the gap.
You can be CRUSHED!
i) Once the cardboard has passed through the pull
rollers, lower the upper pull roller onto the web.
Turn the pull roll crank handle 3/4 turn
clockwise after you feel the initial contact. Refer
to Figure 6.8.6
INFORMATION
h) When the cardboard has traveled pass the main
rollers, press PRESSURE t to set a pressure
of 60 - 80%.
GAP
PRESSURE will vary with the thickness
and width of the laminate you are using.
Adjust as necessary.
PRESSURE
0
j) Cut the cardboard from the webbed material.
Refer to figure 6.8.5
CAUTION
Excess pressure can damage the laminating
rollers. Always use the minimum roll
pressure necessary to complete the task.
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CAUTION
Do not use an open blade to cut
the web near the rollers.
You can put cuts into the rollers!
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k) Tape the web to the lower rewind tube or let
the web run out to a work table. Refer to
Figure 6.8.5
- Press on the variable speed footswitch to
lengthen the web enough to get one full wrap
around the lower rewind tube.
CAUTION
INFORMATION
If you choose to use the lower rewind tube,
make note of the direction of travel.
Figure 6.8.5 Finish product rewind
Speed is controlled through the variable
speed footswitch when the safety shield
is in the raised position.
l) Replace the front infeed table. Ensure that the
table is seated properly.
m) Close the front and rear safety shields.
INFORMATION
Finished
product
rewind
Cut the piece
of cardboard
off
The SAFETY indicator should not be
flashing when the tables are properly
seated and the safety shields are in
the closed position..
n) Press STOP.
WARNING
When operating the laminator using the
variable speed footswitch, keep hands and
fingers away from the nip of the rollers.
You may be CRUSHED or BURNED!
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00.0
FWR
GO
REV.
SPEED
SAFETY
STOP
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o) Press SPEED s to a speed you feel
comfortable working with. It is recommended
that SPEED not exceed 5 ft./ min.
( 1.52 m/ min. ) .
s) Press GAP s to a 1 in. setting.
GAP
PRESSURE
1
9.0
FWR
GO
REV.
SPEED
SAFETY
STOP
Finishing
a) With an enclosed blade, cut the finished product
from the web.
p) Press GO.
9.0
FWR
GO
SPEED
SAFETY
STOP
REV
.
q) Feed the images through the main rollers from
the front operating position of the laminator.
r) After the last print has passed through the pull
rollers, press STOP.
9.0
Do not use an open blade to cut
the web near the rollers.
You can put cuts into the rollers!
b) The decals are now ready to be trimmed.
c) If you used the lower rewind, remove the
rewind tube and bring it to a trimming station.
Replace the rewind tube when finished.
FWR
GO
REV.
SPEED
SAFETY
CAUTION
STOP
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d) Raise the front and rear safety shields to the up
position.
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WARNING
Caution should always be exercised
when using the laminator with
the safety shields raised.
You can be seriously HURT or INJURED!
INFORMATION
This will prevent any exposed adhesive from
contacting the rollers.
i) Clean the rollers as described in the
maintenance section. ( Section 8.2 Cleaning
the rollers )
e) Raise the pull roller up by turning the crank
handle counter clockwise until the pull rollers
are separated.
INFORMATION
f) Remove the front infeed table.
g) Cut the web of thermal laminate and mount
adhesive at the upper and lower unwind shafts
with an enclosed blade.
If the rollers have no adhesive on them,
proceed to the second pass of this
application.
Pass two : Mount
Use Chart 10 and Diagram 10 for assistance.
CAUTION
Do not use an open blade to cut
the web near the rollers.
You can put cuts into the rollers!
WARNING
h) Remove the web from the front of the laminator
and the rolls of material from the upper and
lower unwind shafts.
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Do not wear ties, loose fitting clothing or
dangling jewelry while operating or
servicing the laminator. These items can get
caught in the nip and choke you or you can
be crushed or burned.
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Materials needed
c) While observing the leader board at eye level,
lower the upper pull roller by turning the pull roll
crank handle clockwise until contact with the
leader board has been made.
• Prints ( Decals )
• Substrates
• Utility knife
• Leader board ( substrate width x 6” )
CAUTION
Sharp edges on a substrate should be filed
smooth and GAP manually adjusted.
Sharp edges can CUT the rollers!
Set up
a) Replace the front infeed table.
INFORMATION
WARNING
Keep hands and fingers clear of the
laminator roller nip when changing GAP.
You can be CRUSHED or BURNED!
If the thickness of the substrate is not
known, follow the procedure to manually
set the nip in Section 5.5.2 Manually nip
adjustment.
CAUTION
b) Position the leader board between the pull
rollers.
Excess pressure can damage the laminating
rollers. Always use the minimum roll
pressure necessary to complete the task.
WARNING
Keep hands and fingers clear of the pull
roller nip when changing the gap.
You can be CRUSHED!
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INFORMATION
Excessive pressure will cause the
substrate to bow or flatten.
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d) Press FWD s.
00.0
g) Press REV t to reverse the direction of the
motor.
FWR
GO
SAFETY
FWR
00.0
REV.
SPEED
STOP
GO
REV.
SPEED
SAFETY
STOP
WARNING
When operating the laminator using the
variable speed footswitch, keep hands and
fingers away from the nip of the rollers.
You may be CRUSHED or BURNED!
e) Press on the variable speed footswitch to back
the leader board out.
CAUTION
Speed is controlled through the variable
speed footswitch when the safety shield
is in the raised position.
Process
a) Align the leading edge of the image with the
leading edge of the board and one other side.
Refer to Figure 6.8.6
Figure 6.8.6 Align edges
Align two
sides
Leading
edge
Substrate
f) Press STOP.
INFORMATION
00.0
FWR
GO
REV.
SPEED
SAFETY
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STOP
The leading edge is the first part of the
board or image that enters the nip
of the rollers.
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b) Is the decal compatible with the substrate?
- If the substrate is larger than the decal, you
can position the image any where on the board.
Refer to Figure 6.8.7
c) Peel back about 1 in. of the release liner from
the decal and fold back. Refer to Figure
6.8.9
Figure 6.8.9 Peel back release liner
Leading edge
Figure 6.8.7 Setting the decal
Release liner
Back of Image
d) Place a padded paper weight or similar object
in the center. This will help hold the image in
place.
- You must trim the decal so that no more than
1 in. exceeds the size of the substrate. Refer to
Figure 6.8.8
e) From the center, use one finger to tack down
the leading edge of the decal to the leading
edge of the substrate. Refer to Figure 6.8.10
Figure 6.8.8 Trim the decal
Figure 6.8.10 Tack leading edge
Cut
Image
Board
No more than 1 in. over hang
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INFORMATION
Avoid tacking at the ends first and pressing
towards the center, you may create a tunnel
once you have reached the center. This will
make for a difficult mounting application.
f) Set the substrate and decal in the center of the
rear infeed table.
INFORMATION
Use a slow speed. If the tack point enters
the rollers nip, you will not be able to
pull the release liner.
CAUTION
Speed is controlled through the variable
speed footswitch when the safety shield
is in the raised position.
INFORMATION
Steps " g " and " h " will be performed
simultaneously.
- If the tack point enters the rollers nip perform
the following steps.
g) Push the leading edge of the substrate with the
decal up to the nip of the pull rollers.
1) Press STOP
2) Press FWD s
3) Press the variable speed footswitch
to back the tack point out of the
rollers nip.
WARNING
4) Press STOP
When operating the laminator using the
variable speed footswitch, keep hands and
fingers away from the nip of the rollers.
You may be CRUSHED or BURNED!
h) Using the variable speed footswitch, slowly
work the substrate into the nip of the rollers
and stop just before the end of the tacked
down section of the image enters the nip.
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5) Press REV t
6) Continue from step “ i”.
i) Drape the loose part of the decal over the
upper main roller. Refer to Figure 6.8.11
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Figure 6.8.11 Draping the decal
WARNING
Decal
Upper
pull
roll
Release liner
When operating the laminator using the
variable speed footswitch, keep hands and
fingers away from the nip of the rollers.
You may be CRUSHED or BURNED!
Substrate
- If its not, slowly move the substrate into the
nip until the decal is conformed. Refer to
Figure 6.8.13
j) Make sure the image is conformed to the upper
main roller. Refer to Figure 6.8.12
CAUTION
INFORMATION
If the image is not conformed to the roller,
you may experience difficulties with
this application.
Speed is controlled through the variable
speed footswitch when the safety shield
is in the raised position.
Figure 6.8.13 Non conformed decal
Figure 6.8.12 Conformed print
Conformed
Upper
pull
roll
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Upper
pull
roll
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INFORMATION
l) Use one hand to pull the release liner off as the
substrate moves towards the nip and the other
hand to apply slight back tension to the decal.
Steps " n " and " o " will be performed
simultaneously.
m) Once the substrate and the decal are
completely through the pull rollers, you can let
off the variable speed footswitch.
WARNING
When operating the laminator using the
variable speed footswitch, keep hands and
fingers away from the nip of the rollers.
You may be CRUSHED or BURNED!
n) The mounted image can now be removed from
the front of the laminator.
o) Trim the mounted piece as necessary.
k) Press down on the variable speed footswitch
just enough to give yourself a comfortable work
speed.
CAUTION
Speed is controlled through the variable
speed footswitch when the safety shield
is in the raised position.
Finishing
a) Press STOP.
WARNING
When the laminator rollers are in
motion, keep hands and fingers
away from the nip of the rollers.
You may be CRUSHED or BURNED!
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FWR
GO
REV.
SPEED
SAFETY
STOP
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b) Raise the pull roller up by turning the crank
handle counter clockwise until the pull rollers
are separated.
Group 3 : Top / bottom heat
Group three contains applications requiring heat
to activate the upper and lower materials.
c) Clean the rollers as described in the
maintenance section. ( Section 8.2 Cleaning
the rollers )
d) Lower the front and rear safety shields and
press SHUTDOWN if finished with the
laminator.
JOB
0
SAV
SEL
SHUT DOWN
The procedures and its parameters
described in this section are starting references
only. Parameters will vary with regards to laminate
thickness, laminate widths, laminates types, print
types, ink or toner types, enviroment conditions,
operator experience and various substrates.
WARNING
Do not wear ties, loose fitting clothing or
dangling jewelry while operating or
servicing the laminator. These items can get
caught in the nip and choke you or you can
be crushed or burned.
End of application
6.9 Encapsulation
This application can only be performed from the
front of the laminator using the main rollers. This
application is explained in detail using the main rollers at
the front operating position of the laminator. Use Chart
11 and Diagram 11 for assistance.
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Materials needed
• Two rolls of thermal laminate
( Both rolls should be of equal widths )
• Prints
( smaller than the laminate )
• Roll of masking tape
• Utility knife
• Cutting blade with an enclosed casing.
• Piece of cardboard ( film width x 6” )
d) Raise the front and rear safety shields.
WARNING
Caution should always be exercised
when using the laminator with
the safety shields raised.
You can be seriously HURT or INJURED!
Set up
e) Lift the clevis pin located in the saddle of the
upper unwind shaft.
a) Turn MAIN POWER to “ON”. Refer to
Figure 6.9.1
Saddle
Clevis pin
b) Press RESET. Refer to Figure 6.9.1
Figure 6.9.1 MAIN POWER / RESET
RESET
f) Swing the upper unwind shaft out enough to
slide the roll of laminate over the core chucks
on the upper unwind shaft. Refer to Figure
6.9.2
a
Re
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ro
the
la
na
mi
tor
MAIN POWER
INFORMATION
c) Ensure that the rear pull rollers are in the up
position..
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Twisting the roll of laminate while sliding
makes loading the film onto the unwind
shaft easier.
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i) Lift the clevis pin located in the saddle of the
lower unwind shaft.
Figure 6.9.2 Unwind shaft
Saddle
Clevis pin
Saddle
Clevis pin
Core support
Roll of
laminate
Brake adjust
knob
Core chucks
j) Swing the lower unwind shaft out enough to
slide the roll of thermal laminate over the core
chucks on the lower unwind shaft. Refer to
Figure 6.9.2
g) Once the roll of thermal laminate is on the upper
unwind shaft, swing the upper unwind shaft
back into the saddle.
INFORMATION
CAUTION
Ensure the roll of laminate is loaded
properly on the unwind shaft.
Exposed adhesive should be facing
away from the rollers.
This will prevent hours of roll cleaning!
h) Push the clevis pin back down to secure the
unwind shaft in its saddle.
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Twisting the roll of thermal laminate
while sliding makes loading the film
onto the unwind shaft easier.
k) Once the roll of thermal laminate is on the
lower unwind shaft, swing the lower unwind
shaft back into the saddle.
l) Push the clevis pin back down to secure the
unwind shaft in its saddle.
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m) Center the upper roll and the lower roll of
material on the unwind shafts. You may refer to
your measurement chart in Section 5.3.2
Loading film ( Figure 5.3.4 )
p) Press TOP TEMP s to set a temperature of
220-230 oF ( 104-110 oC ).
SLEEP
INFORMATION
For the lower unwind shaft, add 1/4 in. to
the measurement.
TOP TEMP
BOT TEMP
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q) Press BOT TEMP s to set a temperature of
220-230 oF ( 104-110 oC ).
n) Lower the safety shields.
INFORMATION
SLEEP
TOP TEMP.
If you have the parameters stored as a
JOB number enter it now then press
SEL and skip to step " p ", other wise
continue with step " l".
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120
r) Press FWD s
o) Press SEL. SEL will stop flashing.
00.0
JOB
0
SEL
SAV
FWR
GO
REV.
SPEED
SAFETY
STOP
SHUT DOWN
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s) Press SPEED s to set a motor speed of
2 ft. / min. ( .6 m / min. )
2.0
FWR
GO
SAFETY
FWR
2.0
GO
REV.
SPEED
REV.
SPEED
w) Press STOP.
SAFETY
STOP
STOP
t) Press GAP t to enter a 0 in. gap setting.
Process
a) Raise the front safety shield and remove the
front infeed table.
GAP
PRESSURE
0
b) Apply just enough brake tension to prevent the
roll of thermal laminate from free spinning.
u) Press GO.
INFORMATION
2.0
FWR
GO
REV.
SPEED
SAFETY
Excessive brake tension may cause the
output to curl. This can create complications
with the second pass of this application.
STOP
v) Continue with step “w” when the TOP TEMP
DISPLAY and BOT TEMP DISPLAY stops
flashing.
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c) Pull the thermal laminate straight down toward
the front infeed table so that approximately 6 in.
is resting on the front infeed table. Refer to
Figure 6.9.3
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Figure 6.9.3 Laminate
Figure 6.9.4 Lower laminate
Thermal
laminate
Thermal
laminate
Remove
Thermal
laminate
d) Apply just enough brake tension to prevent the
roll of thermal laminate from free spinning.
f) Use a piece of cardboard to push the material
into the nip of the main rollers.
INFORMATION
Excessive brake tension may cause the
output to curl. This can create complications
with the second pass of this application.
WARNING
e) Pull the thermal laminate from the bottom
unwind shaft up towards the upper main
roller and tack it the laminate resting on the
upper main roller. Refer to Figure 6.9.4
INFORMATION
The mount adhesive will adhere to the
activated adhesive from the laminate.
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When operating the laminator using the
variable speed footswitch, keep hands and
fingers away from the nip of the rollers.
You may be CRUSHED or BURNED!
g) Press on the variable speed footswitch to guide
the cardboard and thermal laminate through the
main rollers.
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CAUTION
Speed is controlled through the variable
speed footswitch when the safety shield
is in the raised position.
WARNING
Keep hands and fingers clear of
the laminator roller nip when
adjusting PRESSURE.
You can be CRUSHED or BURNED!
WARNING
Keep hands and fingers clear of the pull
roller nip when changing the gap.
You can be CRUSHED!
i) Once the cardboard has passed through the pull
rollers, lower the upper pull roller onto the web.
Turn the pull roll crank handle 3/4 turn
clockwise after you feel the initial contact. Refer
to Figure 6.9.5
INFORMATION
h) When the cardboard has traveled pass the main
rollers, press PRESSURE t to set a pressure
of 60 - 80%.
GAP
PRESSURE will vary with the thickness
and width of the laminate you are using.
Adjust as necessary.
PRESSURE
0
j) Cut the cardboard from the webbed material.
Refer to figure 6.9.5
CAUTION
Excess pressure can damage the laminating
rollers. Always use the minimum roll
pressure necessary to complete the task.
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CAUTION
Do not use an open blade to cut
the web near the rollers.
You can put cuts into the rollers!
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k) Tape the web to the lower rewind tube or let
the web run out to a work table. Refer to
Figure 6.9.5
- Press on the variable speed footswitch to
lengthen the web enough to get one full wrap
around the lower rewind tube.
CAUTION
INFORMATION
If you choose to use the lower rewind tube,
make note of the direction of travel.
Figure 6.9.5 Finish product rewind
Speed is controlled through the variable
speed footswitch when the safety shield
is in the raised position.
l) Replace the front infeed table. Ensure that the
table is seated properly.
m) Close the front and rear safety shields.
INFORMATION
Finished
product
rewind
Cut the piece
of cardboard
off
The SAFETY indicator should not be
flashing when the tables are properly
seated and the safety shields are in
the closed position..
n) Press STOP.
WARNING
When operating the laminator using the
variable speed footswitch, keep hands and
fingers away from the nip of the rollers.
You may be CRUSHED or BURNED!
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00.0
FWR
GO
REV.
SPEED
SAFETY
STOP
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o) Press SPEED s to a speed you feel
comfortable working with. It is recommended
that SPEED not exceed 5 ft./ min.
( 1.52 m/ min. ) .
s) Press GAP s to a 1 in. setting.
GAP
PRESSURE
1
9.0
FWR
GO
REV.
SPEED
SAFETY
STOP
Finishing
p) Press GO.
a) With an enclosed blade, cut the finished product
from the web.
9.0
FWR
GO
SPEED
SAFETY
STOP
REV
.
CAUTION
Do not use an open blade to cut
the web near the rollers.
You can put cuts into the rollers!
q) Feed the images through the main rollers from
the front operating position of the laminator.
b) The prints are now ready to be trimmed.
r) After the last print has passed through the pull
rollers, press STOP.
9.0
FWR
GO
REV.
SPEED
SAFETY
c) If you used the lower rewind, remove the
rewind tube and bring it to a trimming station.
Replace the rewind tube when finished.
STOP
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d) Raise the front and rear safety shields to the up
position.
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j) Replace the front infeed table.
WARNING
Caution should always be exercised
when using the laminator with
the safety shields raised.
You can be seriously HURT or INJURED!
k) Lower the front and rear safety shields and
press SHUTDOWN if finished with the
laminator.
JOB
e) Raise the pull roller up by turning the crank
handle counter clockwise until the pull rollers
are separated.
0
SEL
SAV
SHUT DOWN
End of application
f) Remove the front infeed table.
g) Cut the web of thermal laminates at the upper
and lower unwind shafts with an enclosed
blade.
h) Remove the web from the front of the laminator
and the rolls of material from the upper and
lower unwind shafts.
INFORMATION
This will prevent any exposed adhesive from
contacting the rollers.
i) Clean the rollers as described in the
maintenance section. ( Section 8.2 Cleaning
the rollers )
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6.10 Charts and Diagrams
Use the parameter charts and web up diagrams
can to assist you with the applications described. It is
recommended that you keep these parameter charts
and web up diagrams in the manual for reference. Make
copies if you require them in other locations.
Use the blank parameter chart and blank web
up diagram to record specific applications not illustrated
in this section. For converting degrees Fahrenheit to
degrees Celsius, refer to Figure 6.10.1
Parameters will vary with regards to
laminate thickness, laminate widths, laminates
types, print types, ink or toner types, enviroment
conditions, operater experience, and various
substrates.
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Parameter Chart - Blank
MATERIALS
UPPER UNWIND :
SUBSTRATE :
LOWER UNWIND :
PRINTS :
TEMPERATURE
TOP TEMP.
BOT. TEMP.
GAP & PRESSURE
PRESSURE
GAP
MOTOR DIRECTION & SPEED
SOLID
= Panel
GO
SPEED
F L A S HING
= Footswitch
FWR
REV.
GO
PULL ROLL SETTINGS
N/A
UP
1/4 Turn
PRESSURE
1/2 Turn
DOWN
3/4 Turn
NOTES
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Web Diagram - Blank
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Parameter Chart 1 - Precoating substrates
MATERIALS
U P P E R U N W I N D : Pro Mount
S U B S T R A T E : 1/4" Foam Core
LOWER UNWIND : N / A
PRINTS :
N/A
TEMPERATURE
TOP TEMP.
BOT. TEMP.
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GAP
1/4"
MOTOR DIRECTION & SPEED
SOLID
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GO
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FWD
REV.
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PULL ROLL SETTINGS
N/A
UP
1/4 Turn
PRESSURE
1/2 Turn
DOWN
3/4 Turn
NOTES
Pro Mount can be substituted with a similar product. Substrate can vary. GAP will be dependent on the
substrate thickness. Pressure will be determined by operator. Speed is not indicated in Footswitch mode.
Because the process is described from the front of the laminator, motor direction is FWD and the pull rolls are
not required for this application.
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Web Diagram 1 - Precoating substrate
Pro
Mount
Substrate
Leader
board
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Parameter Chart 2 - Mounting only
MATERIALS
UPPER UNWIND : N / A
S U B S T R A T E : Precoated boards
LOWER UNWIND : N / A
PRINTS :
Inkjet prints
TEMPERATURE
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SOLID
= Panel
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= Footswitch
FWD
REV.
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N/A
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1/4 Turn
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1/2 Turn
DOWN
3/4 Turn
NOTES
Substrate will vary. Print can be of any type. GAP will be dependent on the substrate thickness. Pressure will
be determined by operator. Speed is not indicated in Footswitch mode. Because the process is described
from the front of the laminator, motor direction is FWD and the pull rolls are not required for this application.
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Print
Release liner
Precoated
board
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Parameter Chart 3 - Single sided ( Sled )
MATERIALS
U P P E R U N W I N D : Pro Gloss
S U B S T R A T E : 1/4" Foam Core
LOWER UNWIND : N / A
PRINTS :
Inkjet prints
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GO
00.0
SPEED
F L A SH I N G
= Footswitch
FWD
REV.
GO
PULL ROLL SETTINGS
N/A
UP
1/4 Turn
PRESSURE
1/2 Turn
DOWN
3/4 Turn
NOTES
Substrate will vary. Print can be of any type. GAP will be dependent on the substrate thickness. Pressure will
be determined by operator. Speed is not indicated in Footswitch mode. Because the process is described
from the front of the laminator, motor direction is FWD and the pull rolls are not required for this application.
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Web Diagram 3 - Single sided ( Sled )
P.S.A.
Laminate
Release liner
Print
Sled
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Parameter Chart 4 - Single sided ( Craft paper )
MATERIALS
U P P E R U N W I N D : Pro Gloss
SUBSTRATE : N / A
L O W E R U N W I N D : Craft Paper
PRINTS :
Inkjet prints
TEMPERATURE
TOP TEMP.
BOT. TEMP.
68
68
GAP & PRESSURE
PRESSURE
GAP
0
MOTOR DIRECTION & SPEED
SOLID
= Panel
GO
3-6
SPEED
F L A SH I N G
= Footswitch
FWD
REV.
GO
PULL ROLL SETTINGS
N/A
UP
1/4 Turn
PRESSURE
1/2 Turn
DOWN
3/4 Turn
NOTES
Upper unwind material can be of similar product. Print can be of any type. Pressure will will vary slightly with
regards to quality of the output. Speed will be determined by the operator. Pull roll pressure may vary
between 1/2 turn and 3/4 turn. Because the process is described from the front of the laminator, motor
direction is FWD.
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P.S.A.
Laminate
Release liner
Output
Print
Craft Paper
Finish product
rewind option
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Parameter Chart 5 - Decal and mount ( Decal )
MATERIALS
U P P E R U N W I N D : Pro Gloss
SUBSTRATE : N / A
L O W E R U N W I N D : Pro Mount
PRINTS :
Inkjet prints
TEMPERATURE
TOP TEMP.
BOT. TEMP.
68
68
GAP & PRESSURE
PRESSURE
GAP
0
MOTOR DIRECTION & SPEED
SOLID
= Panel
GO
3-6
SPEED
F L A SH I N G
= Footswitch
FWD
REV.
GO
PULL ROLL SETTINGS
N/A
UP
1/4 Turn
PRESSURE
1/2 Turn
DOWN
3/4 Turn
NOTES
Upper and lower unwind material can be of similar product. Print can be of any type. Pressure will will vary
slightly with regards to quality of the output. Speed will be determined by the operator. Pull roll pressure may
vary between 1/2 turn and 3/4 turn. Because the process is described from the front of the laminator, motor
direction is FWD.
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Web Diagram 5 - Decal and mount ( Decal )
P.S.A.
Laminate
Release liner
Output
Print
Pro Mount
Finish product
rewind option
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Parameter Chart 6 - Decal and mount ( Mount )
MATERIALS
UPPER UNWIND : N / A
S U B S T R A T E : 1/4" Foam Core
LOWER UNWIND : N / A
PRINTS :
Decals
TEMPERATURE
TOP TEMP.
BOT. TEMP.
68
68
GAP & PRESSURE
PRESSURE
GAP
1/4
MOTOR DIRECTION & SPEED
SOLID
= Panel
GO
00.0
SPEED
F L A SH I N G
= Footswitch
FWD
REV.
GO
PULL ROLL SETTINGS
N/A
UP
1/4 Turn
PRESSURE
1/2 Turn
DOWN
3/4 Turn
NOTES
Decal will come from the previous chart and diagram application. Substrate can vary. GAP will be dependent
on the substrate thickness. Pressure will be determined by operator. Speed is not indicated in Footswitch
mode. Because the process is described from the front of the laminator, motor direction is FWD and the pull
rolls are not required for this application.
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Decal
Release liner
Substrate
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Parameter Chart 7 - Precoating substrates ( Thermal )
MATERIALS
U P P E R U N W I N D : Hot Tissue Mount
S U B S T R A T E : 1/4" Foam Core
LOWER UNWIND : N / A
PRINTS :
N/A
TEMPERATURE
TOP TEMP.
BOT. TEMP.
140
68
GAP & PRESSURE
PRESSURE
GAP
1/4
MOTOR DIRECTION & SPEED
SOLID
= Panel
GO
00.0
SPEED
F L A SH I N G
= Footswitch
FWD
REV.
GO
PULL ROLL SETTINGS
N/A
UP
1/4 Turn
PRESSURE
1/2 Turn
DOWN
3/4 Turn
NOTES
Upper unwind material may be sibstituted with similar product. Substrate can vary. Top temperature will vary
slighly between 140 - 160 o F. Gap will be dependent on the substrate thickness. Pressure will be determined
by the operator. Speed is not indicated in Footswitch mode. Because the process is described from the front
of the laminator, motor direction is FWD and the pull rolls are not required for this application.
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Web Diagram 7 - Precoating substrate ( Thermal )
Hot
Tissue
Substrate
Leader
board
140 160
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Parameter Chart 8 - One pass mount and laminate
MATERIALS
U P P E R U N W I N D : 3 mil Octiva Gloss
S U B S T R A T E : 1/4" Foam Core
LOWER UNWIND : N / A
PRINTS :
Electrostatic images
TEMPERATURE
TOP TEMP.
BOT. TEMP.
240
68
GAP & PRESSURE
PRESSURE
GAP
1/4
MOTOR DIRECTION & SPEED
SOLID
= Panel
GO
00.0
SPEED
F L A SH I N G
= Footswitch
FWD
REV.
GO
PULL ROLL SETTINGS
N/A
UP
1/4 Turn
PRESSURE
1/2 Turn
DOWN
3/4 Turn
NOTES
Upper unwind material may be sibstituted with similar product. Substrate can vary. Top temperature will vary
slighly between 240 - 260 o F depending on laminate thickness. Gap will be dependent on the substrate
thickness. Pressure will be determined by the operator. Speed is not indicated in Footswitch mode. Because
the process is described from the front of the laminator, motor direction is FWD and the pull rolls are not
required for this application.
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Octiva
Gloss
Hot Tissue
Leader
board
Image
240 - 260
Substrate
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Parameter Chart 9 - Thermal decal and Mount ( Decal )
MATERIALS
U P P E R U N W I N D : 3 mil Octiva Gloss
SUBSTRATE : N / A
L O W E R U N W I N D : Pro Mount
PRINTS :
Any type
TEMPERATURE
TOP TEMP.
BOT. TEMP.
230
68
GAP & PRESSURE
PRESSURE
GAP
0
MOTOR DIRECTION & SPEED
SOLID
= Panel
GO
3-6
SPEED
F L A SH I N G
= Footswitch
FWD
REV.
GO
PULL ROLL SETTINGS
N/A
UP
1/4 Turn
PRESSURE
1/2 Turn
DOWN
3/4 Turn
NOTES
Upper and lower unwind material can be of similar product. Print can be of any type. Pressure will will vary
slightly with regards to quality of the output. Speed will be determined by the operator. Pull roll pressure may
vary between 1/2 turn and 3/4 turn. Because the process is described from the front of the laminator, motor
direction is FWD.
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Web Diagram 9 - Thermal decal and mount ( Decal )
Octiva
Gloss
Output
Print
230
Pro Mount
Finish product
rewind option
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Parameter Chart 10 - Thermal decal and Mount ( Mount )
MATERIALS
UPPER UNWIND : N / A
SUBSTRATE : N / A
LOWER UNWIND : N / A
PRINTS :
Decals
TEMPERATURE
TOP TEMP.
BOT. TEMP.
68
68
GAP & PRESSURE
PRESSURE
GAP
1
MOTOR DIRECTION & SPEED
SOLID
= Panel
FWD
GO
0.00
SPEED
F L A SH I N G
= Footswitch
REV.
GO
PULL ROLL SETTINGS
N/A
UP
1/4 Turn
PRESSURE
1/2 Turn
DOWN
3/4 Turn
NOTES
The mounting process is done from the rear position of the laminator to avoid the waiting period involved with
o
cooling down the main rollers. The rollers may be left heated or turn them down 68
F. Pull roller pressure
with be dependent of the substrate. Apply the necessary pressure without crushing the board.
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Decal
Release liner
Substrate
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Parameter Chart 11 - Encapsulation
MATERIALS
U P P E R U N W I N D : 3 mil Octiva Gloss
SUBSTRATE : N / A
L O W E R U N W I N D : 3 mil Octiva Gloss
PRINTS :
Any type
TEMPERATURE
TOP TEMP.
BOT. TEMP.
240
240
GAP & PRESSURE
PRESSURE
GAP
0
MOTOR DIRECTION & SPEED
SOLID
= Panel
GO
0-7
SPEED
F L A SH I N G
= Footswitch
FWD
REV.
GO
PULL ROLL SETTINGS
N/A
UP
1/4 Turn
PRESSURE
1/2 Turn
DOWN
3/4 Turn
NOTES
Upper and lower unwind material may be sibstituted with similar products. Top and bottom temperature will
be dependent on film thickness . Pressure may vary acording to the output. Speed will be dependent on
image type. Pull roll pressure will very between 1/2 turn and 3/4 turn, depending on the film output quality.
Because the process is described from the front of the laminator, motor direction is FWD.
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Web Diagram 11 - Encapsulation
Octiva
Gloss
Output
Print
230
230
Octiva
Gloss
Finish product
rewind option
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Section 7 Troubleshooting
Problem: D waves in the image but not in the laminate
WARNING
Do not wear ties, loose fitting clothing or
dangling jewelry while operating or
servicing the laminator. These items can get
caught in the nip and choke you or you can
be crushed or burned.
As an operator, you can perform some simple
troubleshooting in attempt to correct your typical output
type problems. Use the easy to follow guide for
assistance.
Hints: • Check paper tension
• Check relative moisture content of the paper
7.1 Wave problems
Problem: D Waves in the laminate
The following is a list of common output wave
problems you may encounter.
The arrow along the length of the output
represents the direction of feed ( travel ).
INFORMATION
For optimal temperature settings of
various laminates, contact your
supplier or sales representative.
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Hints: • Check the roll pressure
• Check the main roll nip settings
• Check the pull roll nip settings
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Problem: Straight waves in the output
Hints: • Check operational settings for materials
being used.
Problem: Waves on only one side of the output
Hints: • Check the nip setting of main rolls
• Check the nip setting of pull rolls
• Check for even paper tension
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Problem: Angled waves in the output on both sides
Hints: • Check for insufficient main roller pressure
• Check for insufficient pull roller pressure
• Check the main roller nip settings
• Check the pull roller nip settings
Problem: Indent waves in output after the pull rollers
Hints: • Insufficient cooling time
• Allow output to cool before handling
• Check operating temperatures of material
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7.2 Film problems
Problem: Delamination
The following is a list of common film problems
you may encounter.
Hints: • Check operating temperatures
• Check operating speed
• Laminate compatibility with ink
• Ink compatibility with paper
For definitions of terminologies, please refer to
7.4 Glossary of terminology.
7.2.2 Pressure sensitive
7.2.1 Thermal laminates
Problem : Silvering in the laminate
Problem: Blistering within the image
Hints: • Increase the speed
• Decrease the operating temperature
• Allow a longer drying time for the image
Hints : • Add 100 - 120oF ( 37 - 49oC ) to the
temperature
• Increase pressure to laminating rolls
Problem : Tunneling
Problem: Coiling or curling of encapsulated images
Hints: • Balance the upper and the lower brake
tension
• Make sure set point temperatures are the
same
• Change the chill idler configuration
( if applicable )
Hints : • Print should be wound image side out.
• Do not roll tightly
• Do not roll at all.
Problem : Image creases when mounting
Problem: Silvering in the laminate
Hints: • Decrease the speed
• Increase the operating temperature
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Hints : • Press down on leading edge from center
outwards.
• Be sure image is conformed to the roll
• Use a speed you are comfortable with
• Be sure even tension is supplied to the image
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Problem: Delamination
WARNING
Hints: • Check operating pressures
• Check operating speed
• Laminate compatibility with ink
• Ink compatibility with paper
7.3 Machine problems
Once the Hints are all checked, and your
problem still exists, a service call must be placed for a
qualified service personnel to fix the problem.
You may do this by dialing 1 ( 800 ) 790 7787. This will connect you with GBC National Service
dispatch . You will be required to give the serial number
of your machine when placing a service call.
A space below has been provided to keep this
number readily available if and when needed.
Do not wear ties, loose fitting clothing or
dangling jewelry while operating or
servicing the laminator. These items can get
caught in the nip and choke you or you can
be crushed or burned.
Problem : No illumination to the control panel
Hints : • Ensure an E-stop has not been pushed
down
• Press RESET.
• Confirm that the MAIN POWER is to the
on position.
• Be sure power is supplied to the laminator
Problem : I can only operate in “Footswitch” mode.
Hints : • Be sure the tables are properly seated in the
table brackets.
• Be sure the safety shields are in the down
position.
• If the SAFETY indicator is flashing, place a
service call.
My Falcon 160 Laminator serial number is :
Problem : I press GO, it will always be flashing.
At no time does GBC Pro-Tech suggest or
recommend that you attempt to fix the machine by
removing the cabinets or leg covers of yourself.
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Hints : • Be sure the tables are properly seated in the
table brackets.
• Be sure the safety shields are completely in
the down position.
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Problem : I press GO, and the rolls will not turn.
CAUTION
Hints : • Be sure a speed has been entered.
• Make sure a motion direction has been
selected.
• Make sure GO or SEL is not flashing.
Problem : Jerking, stuttering, or excessive noise from
the laminator.
Hints : • Check for excessive brake tension
• Confirm that the rolls of laminate are on
correctly.
• Place a service call.
Rolls in the up position
Problem : The control panel is locked up
Hints : • Push the blue reset button.
• Press an E-stop, then unlatch the E-stop and
push RESET.
• Place a service call.
Rollers in the down position
Problem : The control panel is locked up
Hints : • Press RESET.
• Press an E-stop, then unlatch the E-stop and
push RESET.
• Disconnect power and then reconnect power.
• Place a service call immediately and remove
all power to the laminator.
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Prolonged contact can form flat spots on the
rollers.
7.4 Glossary
The glossary can help you in understanding
some of the terminology used when referring to the
laminator, applications, or troubleshooting aspects of
the machine.
Blistering
A condition where the paper coating is bubbled
up from the image paper causing a “blister”. It is
created by using excessive heat during the lamination
process. Blistering is most commonly found with
photographic and ink jet media.
Bond strength
Refers to one of three conditions; 1) the anchor
strength of adhesive to laminate substrate, 2) the anchor
strength of the laminating film to the product that has
been laminated, or 3) when two layers of film are
laminated together, the strength of the adhesive to
adhesive bond.
Center mount
A mounting technique where an image is
mounted centrally on a substrate to provide a
decorative border.
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Clutch tension
Encapsulation
The tension that is applied to the laminated
material between the main and pull rolls. This tension is
applied by having the pull rolls turn faster than the main
rolls, and then having some form of clutching or torque
limiting applied to the pull rolls. This tension is important
for maintaining a smooth flat finished image.
When an image is completely encased in
laminating film, it is encapsulated. A border of laminate
on laminate exists around the perimeter of the product.
Film
Coiling
A term used to describe an image rolling up on
itself. This is caused by differences in the brake tension
used between the upper and lower laminates during and
application process.
A two part material consisting an
adhesive layer and a substrate. The adhesive and the
substrate may or may not be clear. This is the material
used for lamination. Please refer to laminate.
Foamboard
Cold laminate
A material commonly used as a mounting
substrate. It is made up of foam sandwiched between
two layers of paper, or paper like media.
Film that does not require heat to activate the
adhesive. Please see P.S.A. for more information.
Inkjet
D waves
A term used to describe a wave pattern caused,
generally, by incorrect paper tension.
A term used to describe a type of printing
where an ink is projected topically onto a paper or
paper like media. This is a noncontact form of printing.
Craft paper
Delamination
Refers to either one of two conditions; 1) the
adhesive separating from the laminate substrate, or 2)
the laminate separating from the product being
laminated.
A strong brown paper commonly used for
single sided applications.
Laminate
Edgewrap
A mounting technique where the image wraps
around the edges of the mounting substrate so as to
provide a finished edge.
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A two part material consisting an adhesive layer
and a substrate. The adhesive and the substrate may or
may not be clear. This is the material used for
lamination.
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Main rollers
Pull rollers
These are the rolls that perform the actual
lamination. They are rolls capable of being heated in
thermal roll laminators and are usually larger in diameter
than the pull rolls.
These rolls provide for tension of the laminated
media. Tensioning of the laminated media helps to make
it flat and smooth. In most laminators they may also be
used for cold mounting and laminating applications.
Usually these rolls are of smaller diameter than the main
rolls.
Media
Term used to describe the materials used to
print an image, i.e. the papers, inks, toners, etc.
Mount adhesive
A term used to describe a two sided pressure
sensitive adhesive used in mounting images to various
substrates. This material can come with one or two
release liners and may be optically clear for face
mounting applications.
Mount tissue
A thermally activated mount adhesive used in
either a vacuum or roll type laminator. Primarily used for
mounting bond type papers to porous substrates.
P.S.A.
Stands for Pressure Sensitive Adhesive. An
adhesive that requires no heat to activate, only pressure.
It is employed by removing a protective release liner
and then pressed onto the material to be laminated. This
type of film is commonly used on materials that are
temperature sensitive.
Release liner
A coated paper or other media used to protect
the adhesive side of a pressure sensitive material.
Rewind
A system that rolls up media. The rewind tubes
used on the Falcon 160 laminator is a prime example.
Nip
The interrelationship of any two rolls. The
distance between the closest points of the two rolls is
referred to as the nip of the rolls.
Scarring
The visual effect of folding papers or laminates
and breaking the surface. When done to a printed
material it will be seen as a white crack in the image.
Outgassing
The term that describes the phenomenon where
the heat from the laminating process turns components
of the printed media into a gas. This is seen as a cloudy
or murky finished image. It can also be caused by a
chemical incompatibility between the overlaminate’s
adhesive and the printed media.
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Second surface
A term to denote the back side of a substrate.
Commonly referenced when discussing front mounted
images to a clear substrate with an optically clear mount
adhesive.
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Silvering
A term used to describe one of two
occurrences; 1) air bubbles trapped between the
product and a thermal laminate, generally caused by
insufficient heat being applied to the laminator or 2) the
adhesive not fully activated in a pressure sensitive film,
which will disappear once the adhesive is fully activated.
This activation process can be sped up if a small
amount of heat is applied during the application.
Substrate
The material to which an adhesive is to be
bonded. In film, the substrate is the polyester and in
mounting, the substrate is the material being mounted to.
Tunneling
When a laminated image is rolled up for any
period of time and the laminate separates from the
image. Generally in a pattern that follows the direction
the laminated image was rolled up in. This is very
common with pressure sensitive laminates and finished
products that have been wound tightly.
Unwind
A system that unwinds media. Unwinds are
used on all laminators to dispense laminate for
lamination.
Web
The path that rolled media unwinding from a
supply roll takes through a machine or array of rollers.
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Section 8 Maintenance
GBC Pro-Tech laminators require minimal
maintenance. However, regular maintenance is
essential to keep any piece of precision machinery
at peak performance. A maintenance schedule and a
section of procedures are included in this section.
Daily
• Clean the rolls
( See cleaning in this section )
• Inspect the electrical cord for damage.
( If damaged, you should replace or repair it
immediately )
• Inspect the footswitch cord for damage.
( If damaged, you should replace or repair it
immediately )
WARNING
Do not wear ties, loose fitting clothing or
dangling jewelry while operating or
servicing the laminator. These items can get
caught in the nip and choke you or you can
be crushed or burned.
Monthly
• Adjust the nip if needed.
( See calibrations in this section )
• Check the chain tension.
( See calibrations in this section )
• Inspect the area around the laminator for
possible hazards
INFORMATION
( dust buildup, combustible items
stored too close, etc. )
Improper maintenance, can result in
poor output quality.
Semi-Annual
8.1 Maintenance Schedule
INFORMATION
Below is a recommended maintenance
schedule. Before performing any of the steps
listed, read through the procedures first.
Please follow the instructions pertaining to
the step you are performing.
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• Lubricate the grease fittings, chain, and gears.
( See Lubrication in this section )
• Check wire termination tightness.
ELECTRICAL
SHOCK
Remove power from the laminator before
servicing. You can be severely shocked,
electrocuted or cause a fire.
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8.2 Cleaning the rollers
b) Press RESET. The front control panel will
illuminated.
Reset
Tools required
• Adhesive coated boards
( picks up dust and particles off of the rolls )
• Protective rubber gloves
( This will protect your hands from the isopropyl
alcohol )
• 80% isopropyl alcohol
( a mild dishwashing detergent and water may
be used instead )
• Rubber cement eraser
( a belt sander dressing block may be used
instead )
• Several 100% cotton terry cloths
( best for lint free cleaning )
c) Press SEL.
JOB
0
SAV
SEL
SHUT DOWN
=
Flashing
Preparation of the laminator
WARNING
a) Turn the MAIN POWER to the “ON”
position.
Power
Caution should always be exercised
when using the laminator with
the safety shields raised.
You can be seriously HURT or INJURED!
d) Open the front and rear safety shields.
e) Remove the front and rear tables.
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Removing adhesive build up
INFORMATION
a) For pressure sensitive adhesives: put on the
rubber gloves and use isopropyl alcohol and a
terry cloth towel.
When cleaning the bottom main roller,
switch the motion direction to reverse.
When cleaning the bottom pull roller,
switch the motion direction to forward.
This will prevent anything from
being pulled into the nip.
b) For thermal adhesives: while the laminator is at
normal operating temperature, put on the rubber
gloves and use the rubber cement eraser. This
allows the eraser to bead up the adhesive.
WARNING
CAUTION
When operating the laminator using the
variable speed footswitch, keep hands and
fingers away from the nip of the rollers.
You may be CRUSHED or BURNED!
Excessive pressure can destroy the silicone
layer by pressing to hard or scrubbing
too long in one spot.
c) Wipe away the beads with isopropyl
alcohol and a cotton terry cloth.
CAUTION
Do NOT pick or pull heat activated adhesive
off the rolls when they are cold. You can
cause irreparable damage to the
laminating rolls.
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d) Since the safety shields are raised and the
tables removed, you must use the footswitch to
rotate the bottom rollers after cleaning a
section.
CAUTION
Speed is controlled through the variable
speed footswitch when the safety shield
is in the raised position.
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Cleaning the beads of
adhesives, dust and dirt from
the rolls
CAUTION
Use only isopropyl alcohol or rubber cement
eraser to clean the rollers. Harsh chemicals
like toluene, acetone, or MEK can destroy
the silicone covering of the rolls.
This can be done one of two different methods.
Both are acceptable forms of cleaning the beads of
adhesives, dust, and dirt from the rolls.
Method 1
c) With the rubber gloves on, clean the rolls
using a moderate amount of 80% isopropyl
alcohol on a cotton terry cloth.
a) Allow the laminator to cool slightly to no
higher than 110oF ( 43oC ).
CAUTION
Exercise care when cleaning the laminating
rollers with 80% isopropyl alcohol:
SLEEP
TOP TEMP.
<110
BOT. TEMP
<110
Ÿ
Use only in a well ventilated area
Ÿ Wear rubber gloves
Ÿ Use only on cool rolls
CLEANING HEATED ROLLERS CAN
IGNITE THE FUMES!
b) Set the motion direction to REV t.
WARNING
00.0
FWR
GO
REV.
SPEED
SAFETY
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STOP
When operating the laminator using the
variable speed footswitch, keep hands and
fingers away from the nip of the rollers.
You may be CRUSHED or BURNED!
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d) Since the safety shields are raised and the
tables removed, you must use the footswitch to
rotate the bottom rollers after cleaning a
section.
WARNING
Keep hands and fingers clear of the
laminator roller nip when changing GAP.
You can be CRUSHED or BURNED!
CAUTION
Speed is controlled through the variable
speed footswitch when the safety shield
is in the raised position.
Method 2
b) Set the nip of the rollers to the thickness of the
adhesive coated boards.
GAP
PRESSURE
1/4
a) Allow the laminator to cool slightly to no
higher than 110oF ( 43oC ).
WARNING
SLEEP
TOP TEMP.
<110
BOT. TEMP
<110
Keep hands and fingers clear of
the laminator roller nip when
adjusting PRESSURE.
You can be CRUSHED or BURNED!
b) Set the motion direction to REV t.
c) Using the variable speed footswitch, run
the adhesive coated boards through the rolls.
00.0
FWR
GO
REV.
SPEED
SAFETY
STOP
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d) Do this as many times as needed to clean the
laminator rolls.
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8.2.1 Clean the cabinets and 8.2.2 Cleaning the touch
covers
screen
ELECTRICAL
SHOCK
Remove power from the laminator before
cleaning. You can be severely shocked,
electrocuted or cause a fire.
a) Use a damp cotton terry cloth ( water only ),
clean the exterior of the laminator.
b) If water is not strong enough, you may use a
mild dishwashing detergent with water and a
cotton terry cloth.
ELECTRICAL
SHOCK
Do not use liquid or aerosol cleaners on the
laminator. Do not spill liquid of any kind on
the laminator. You can be severely shocked,
electrocuted or cause a fire. Use only a damp
cloth for cleaning unless other wise
specified.
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ELECTRICAL
SHOCK
Remove power from the laminator before
cleaning. You can be severely shocked,
electrocuted or cause a fire.
a) Use only a slightly damp ( water only ) non
abrasive cloth.
b) The same type of cloth used to clean eye
glasses may be used instead.
ELECTRICAL
SHOCK
Do not use liquid or aerosol cleaners on the
laminator. Do not spill liquid of any kind on
the laminator. You can be severely shocked,
electrocuted or cause a fire. Use only a damp
cloth for cleaning unless other wise
specified.
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