Document
2014
RiCOMA International
Version 2.2
[PTCS—7S OPERATION MANUAL]
RCM-1201TC-7S / RCM-1501TC-7S
PTCS-7S Computerized Embroidery Machine Operation Manual V2.1
Table of Contents
PART 1 CONTROL SYSTEM ........................................................................ 1
1.1 SYSTEM OVERVIEW ..................................................................................................... 1
1.2 PRECAUTIONS .............................................................................................................. 1
1.3 WORKING ENVIRONMENT ............................................................................................ 2
1.4 SYSTEM POWER SUPPLY AND GROUNDING ................................................................... 2
1.5 OPERATION PANEL AND KEY FUNCTION ...................................................................... 2
1.5-1
Key Function Introduction .....................................................................................................2
1.5-2 Icons Description of Touch Keys ................................................................................................2
1.5-3 Function .......................................................................................................................................4
PART 2 EMBROIDERY DESIGN INPUT OPERATION ............................. 5
2.1 INPUT USB DRIVE DESIGN TO MEMORY ...................................................................... 5
2.2 DELETE DESIGNS IN EMBROIDERY DESIGN MANAGEMENT ......................................... 6
PART 3 SELECTING DESIGN IN EMBROIDERY DESIGN
MANAGEMENT ............................................................................................. 7
3.1 SELECT EMBROIDERY DESIGN FOR EMBROIDERING .................................................... 7
3.2 DELETE SINGLE EMBROIDERY DESIGN ........................................................................ 8
3.2 OUTPUT EMBROIDERY DESIGN TO USB DRIVE ............................................................ 8
PART 4 EMBROIDERY DESIGN .................................................................. 9
4.1 EMBROIDERY STATUS MODE ........................................................................................ 9
4.2 PREPARATION STATUS ................................................................................................ 10
4.2-1 Set Embroidery Design Parameters.........................................................................................10
4.2-2 Switching Hoops ........................................................................................................................ 11
4.3 OPERATION STATUS.................................................................................................... 12
4.3-1 Embroidery Design Origin Setting (Starting Point) ...............................................................12
4.3-2 Offset Point Setting (Highest Point of Hoop Center) .............................................................12
4.3-3 Return to Origin (Starting Point) ............................................................................................12
4.3-4 Offset Operation ........................................................................................................................13
4.3-5 Return to Stop Point .................................................................................................................13
4.3-6 Set Color Changing Setting ......................................................................................................13
4.3-6-1 Set Color Changing Sequence ...............................................................................................14
4.3-6-2 Appliqué Offset, Low Speed Embroidering and Needle Bar Replacement.......................14
4.3-6-3 Sequin Design .........................................................................................................................15
4.3-7 Change Color Sequence Mode .................................................................................................15
4.3-8 Embroidering Float Mode Switching ......................................................................................16
4.3-9 Embroidery Design Trace Operation.......................................................................................17
4.3-10 Returning to Embroidery Origin Point after Power Failure ...............................................17
4.4 EMBROIDERY OPERATION STATUS ............................................................................. 18
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4.5 EMBROIDERY START/STOP OPERATION ..................................................................... 18
4.6 SWITCH CONTROL AND INDICATORS OF SEQUIN MACHINE HEAD ............................. 18
PART 5 HOOP MOVING TO GENERATE EMBROIDERY FILE ........... 20
PART 6 LETTERS TO GENERATE EMBROIDERY FILE ...................... 21
PART V7 MANUAL OPERATION FOR COLOR CHANGING ............... 23
PART 8 MANUAL TRIMMING ................................................................... 24
PART 9 HOOP ORIGIN OPERATION ........................................................ 25
9.1 MANUAL HOOP ORIGIN SETTING ............................................................................... 25
9.2 AUTOMATIC SEARCHING FOR ABSOLUTE ORIGIN OF HOOP ....................................... 25
9.3 SET SOFTWARE LIMITS .............................................................................................. 26
PART 10 HOOP SETTING ........................................................................... 27
PART 11 PRODUCTION STATISTICS ....................................................... 28
PART 12 MAIN AXIS ORIGIN OPERATION ............................................ 29
PART 13 LANGUAGE SWITCHING .......................................................... 30
PART 14 EMBROIDERY PARAMETERS SETTINGS .............................. 31
PART 15 MACHINE PARAMETERS SETTING........................................ 32
PART 16 USER MANAGEMENT ................................................................ 33
PART 17 RESTRICTION RELEASING ...................................................... 34
17.1 LOCK REMOVING..................................................................................................... 34
PART 18 SYSTEM TEST .............................................................................. 35
18.1 INPUT TEST .............................................................................................................. 35
18.2 OUTPUT TEST........................................................................................................... 35
18.3 MAIN AXIS TEST ...................................................................................................... 36
18.4 MACHINE HEAD TEST .............................................................................................. 36
PART 19 SYSTEM INFORMATION ........................................................... 37
19.1 SYSTEM NUMBER AND VERSION INFORMATION CHECKING ..................................... 37
18.2 SYSTEM UPDATE ...................................................................................................... 37
PART 20 IP SETTING ................................................................................... 38
PART 21 SYSTEM INITIALIZATION ........................................................ 39
PART 22 APPENDIX ..................................................................................... 40
22. 1 PARAMETER TABLE ................................................................................................. 40
22. 2 SYSTEM ERRORS AND COUNTERMEASURES LIST .................................................... 43
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Part 1 Control System
1.1 System Overview
Before using the machine, please read the operation manual carefully to ensure correct usage
of the system.
Please keep the operation manual readily available for easy reference.
As configuration varies, some machines might not have all listed functions in the manual.
1.2 Precautions
Only Qualified technicians should be doing repair and trouble-shooting on the mechanical
and electrical systems, doing otherwise may reduce the safety of the equipment, and yourself by
increasing the potential for accident, or even cause personnel injury and property loss.
Some parts in the case may have high voltage on them. After powering on the system, please
don’t open the case cover to avoid accidental injury.
The power switch of this product has an over-current protection function. If over-current
protection switch is activated, it will reset again after 3 minutes.
Please don’t pile up debris around the control box during operation. Clean the surface of
control box and vents regularly to ensure good ventilation and proper cooling of the machine.
Without authorization from the company, please do not modify this product. Otherwise, the
company undertakes no liability for any damages and your warranty could be voided.
Warning
Do not open the case cover and touch any electrical part, unless under the guidance of
professional personnel and after the power has been turned off for over 5 minutes.
Prohibition
When the machine is in operation, do not touch any moving part or open any control boxes.
Otherwise, it may cause personal injury or cause abnormal operation of the machine.
Do not operate electrical equipment in working environment with moisture, dust, corrosive
gases and flammable and explosive gases. Otherwise, it may cause electric shock or fire.
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1.3 Working Environment
Good ventilation, healthy environment, less dust;
Working space temperature: 5-40 °C; 41-104 °F
Working Space Relative Humidity: 30% - 90% non-condensing.
1.4 System Power Supply and Grounding
The electric control system can use the following power:
Single phase AC100-220V/50-60HZ
Depending on the machines configurations, power consumption is between 0.1-0.4KW.
To prevent electrical equipment from causing electric shock or fire accidents due to
electric leakage, over-current or insulation and other causes, please ground the electrical
control system.
Grounding resistance shall be less than 100 ohm, wire length shall be within 20 m and wire
cross-section shall be greater than 1.0 mm2.
1.5 Operation Panel and Key Function
1.5-1
Key Function Introduction
Manual trimming key: You can do manual trimming in operation status and
preparation status.
Main shaft origin key: Press the key and main shaft returns to 100 degree.
1.5-2 Icons Description of Touch Keys
Frame speed key: Used to select hoop movement speed, from fast to slow.
Directional keys: Move hoops in operation status and preparation
status.
Main axis speed key: - key for deceleration, and + key for acceleration.
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Set start point and trace design, also changes the preparation status to operation status.
Origin point key.
Offset point key.
Color changing mode key (automatic color changing, semi-automatic, and manual)
Manual color changing key, left side displays current needle position and right side
displays main axis degree.
Color order key, left side displays current color needle bar and additional settings, and
right side displays next needle bar and additional settings.
Embroidery mode key (normally embroidery)
Embroidery status key (operation mode)
Returning to stop point key.
Back key.
Select design and input design.
Set design related parameters, and it can only be operated under embroidery
preparation status i.e. Design Set.
Embroidery parameter settings i.e. Emb Param.
Machine parameter setting i.e. Menu.
Connected network
Disconnected network
AX/AY: Display relative origin coordinates of embroidery design.
PX/PY: Display absolute origin coordinates of embroidery design.
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1.5-3 Function
The system has a friendly HMI operation mode that is easy to operate and learn. The system
has powerful functions and is convenient for user operation.
With multilingual support, it can switch the operation system language based on the user’s
needs at any time.
With a large memory capacity, the system can store 20 million stitches. With multiple
embroidery design input paths, you can choose input methods, such as USB, network (PC
software required).
The system support multiple embroidery design file formats and can identify Tajima DST
and Barudan DSB and so on.
The powerful parameter adjustment function can adjust various parameters according to the
customer’s requirements in order to meet the required system control performance.
Automatic embroidery recovery function in case of power failure can recover to the previous
several stitches and continue embroidering automatically after there is a sudden power failure in
embroidering process without having to worry about displacement of the embroidery design.
The equipment’s self-test function can make testing of the state of electrical equipment and
parameters easy for convenient adjustment and maintenance.
With the main axis stop position adjustment function, the user can make system parameter
adjustments according to the features of the respective embroidery machine to achieve an
accurate stop position.
The automatic embroidery design parameter memory function will automatically save the
preset embroidery parameters or related data of embroidered designs, including color changing,
origin, offset point, embroidery parameter, repetition, and other information when using the same
embroidery design.
The appliqué offset function can set any color changing bar and take appliqué out of frame
for convenient appliqué operation.
The accurate design surrounding embroidery function can meet the requirements of design
positioning embroidery.
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Part 2 Embroidery Design Input Operation
The embroidery design management interface is to input embroidery designs from the USB
drive into memory. It can be operated in both the embroidery preparation status and operation
status.
The system supports reading both Tajima DST and Barudan DSB formats of embroidery
design files.
Before reading the embroidery design, insert the USB device into the USB interface.
2.1 Input USB Drive Design to Memory
After USB drive is inserted, press
key to enter into
embroidery design
management interface. It will read the contents in USB drive, as in the following Fig. 1.
Figure 1
Select the embroidery design to input. Multi-option is available (which requires software
support.) Design stitch number (ST), number of color change (CO), size (+X,-X, +Y,-Y) and
other related information and thumbnail are displayed on the right side. Press
key to save into the memory of the machine. A text box that reads “Loading” pops up
automatically. After input is completed, it returns to design management interface automatically
and it can continue taking input operation.
Once it enters into subdirectory of input operation, press
key to return to
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previous interface.
Press
key to return to main interface.
2.2 Delete Designs in Embroidery Design Management
In embroidery design management operation interface, click the embroidery design to delete.
Press
6
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Part 3 Selecting Designs in Embroidery Design Management
In the main interface, press
key to enter into the embroidery designs management
interface, as in the following Fig. 2.
If an USB drive is connected, press
key to enter into the memory of the
machine.
Figure 2
If there is no USB drive connected into the machine, press
key to enter into
embroidery designs management interface, and it will automatically read the memory of the
machine.
3.1 Select Embroidery Design for Embroidering
Select the design you wish to embroider. Design stitch number, how many job orders, size
and other related information and thumbnail are displayed on the right side of the screen. Press
key, a text box that reads “Reading” pops up automatically. After reading the design,
it returns to the main interface.
If it is still in the operation status, it cannot select an embroidery design, and related prompt
information pops out “Embroidery status, not available”
Press
key to return to the main interface. And change the operation status to
preparation status by pressing
key.
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3.2 Delete Single Embroidery Design
In the embroidery design management interface, select the design to delete, and press
key to delete design.
3.2 Output Embroidery Design to USB Drive
In the embroidery design management interface, select the embroidery design to output.
Press
key to output into USB drive.
Upper value in
means current page and the lower value mean total numbers
of pages of current embroidery design numbers. Left and right keys turn pages. However, total
page turning value cannot be larger than total pages of current embroidery design.
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Part 4 Embroidery Design
4.1 Embroidery Status Mode
The machine has 2 embroidery statuses, i.e. preparation status, operation status. Switching
between statuses can be done via pressing
key on main interface. As in the following
Fig. 3
Figure 3 Preparation Status
In the preparation status, press
Status”. Press
key, and a pop up appears “Enter Embroidering
key to enter into operation status, as in the following Fig. 4
Figure 4 Working Status
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In operation status, press
Press
key and a pop up appears “Remove embroidery status”.
key to enter into preparation status, as in figure 3.
4.2 Preparation Status
In preparation status, it can do main axis origin return, trimming, hoop switching, manual
color changing, embroidery design parameter setting and embroidery design selection and other
operations.
4.2-1 Set Embroidery Design Parameters
In preparation status, press
key to enter embroidery design parameter setting
operation i.e. Design Set, as in the following Fig. 5
Figure 5 Design Set
Modify values according to the embroidery design. After modification is completed, press
key to save modification. Press
key to return to main interface.
Parameter Range Description:
X/Y direction magnification power: 50%-200%
Rotation directions: total of 8 type of directions, i.e. default 0°, 90°, 180°, 270°, 0°mirror,
90°mirror, 180°mirror and 270°mirror
Rotation angle: 0-89° (the angle is calculated after rotation direction)
X/Y repetition number: 1-99
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X/Y direction space: 0-±999.9mm
The control system takes mm as unit. Its numeric input value is 0.1mm
(0.1 mm = 1 mm) when inputting digits, i.e. if 100 mm space is needed,
the input value would be 1000 mm.
X/Y compensation (satin stitch): 0-±0.3
4.2-2 Switching Hoops
In design set interface, press
key. The parameters from the design set box will
change into the different sizes of hoops, just as Fig. 6
Figure 6 Hoops Selection Box
Select current embroidery hoop type. When cap hoop or A-G hoops are selected, the
machine will search absolute origin (center) automatically, and stop at center of selected hoop.
Please pay attention to the hoop movement.
See Hoop Setting on embroidery range of cap hoop and A-G hoops. When using the “other”
hoop button the hoop will not automatically center. The embroidery range is also confirmed by
the software limits setting (See Software Limits Setting on detailed operation).
After selecting a hoop size, the screen goes back to “Design Set” interface automatically. If a
hoop type is not selected, the system will continue to use previously used hoop type
automatically.
After the cap hoop is selected, the currently selected embroidery design will be rotated 180°
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automatically. In all other hoops, the design doesn’t rotate 180°.
4.3 Operation Status
In the operation status, you can set the embroidery design origin (starting point) setting,
embroidery design origin return, offset point return, stop point return, color changing sequences
setting, main axis origin return, manual trimming, operation mode changing, embroidering mode
switching, embroidery design contour, embroidery range checking and embroidering point
return after a power failure.
4.3-1 Embroidery Design Origin Setting (Starting Point)
In the operation status, move the hoop to the required embroidery design origin (starting
point). Press
key to set origin setting. The hoop walks along the max range of embroidery
design. If the position is insufficient, move the embroidery design origin (starting point) until
satisfied. After the origin (starting point) is positioned, AX/AY coordinates are clear.
If current embroidery design is in embroidering process, it will pop up a prompt box.
Operate according to the message requirements.
4.3-2 Offset Point Setting (Highest Point of Hoop Center)
The offset point is mainly for conveniently embroidering material drawing and releasing and
appliqué placement.
Offset out of the hoop depends on the set dimensions of that hoop, and it is moved to the
highest position of the currently selected hoop automatically.
4.3-3 Return to Origin (Starting Point)
In the embroidery process, if it is necessary to return to the origin or re-start the embroidery.
Press
key and the system will pop up “Terminate embroidering and return to the origin?”
Press
key and the hoop is moved to the embroidery design origin and stop. AX/AY
coordinates are cleared.
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4.3-4 Offset Operation
In the embroidery process, if is required to return to the offset point. Press
key
once and the hoop is moved to the offset point and will stop. Press the key gain, the hoop is
moved from the offset point to the starting point and stops, and then it can continue embroidering.
4.3-5 Return to Stop Point
In the embroidery process, after the hoop is moved manually, if it is required to return to the
stop position of embroidery machine. Press
key to move the hoop to the stopping
point. After the key is pressed, it is moved to the stopping position automatically and stopped.
4.3-6 Set Color Changing Setting
The color changing setting includes color changing sequences and needle bar replacement.
In operation interface, press
key to enter into color changing interface. Fig. 7
Figure 7 Color Changing Setting
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4.3-6-1 Set Color Changing Sequence
In the color changing sequence to set the interface, press the number key to enter the color
changing sequence. Change the colors from 1-30 from the 1st page (the system supports a max of
200 colors change sequences). When the interface is opened for the first time with a new design,
the will start with color 1 and allow entry of the number of colors to match the design. Press the
number key and input the corresponding needle bar number of the color changing sequence for
the design. The cursor is moved to next color selection box automatically.
In the setting process, if a needle bar number has an error, click the selected number to reset
the value.
If there is no color changing sequence set, it uses the current needle bar to embroider.
If the color changing selection is not set, all colors will default to the last color sequence that
was input.
Upper value
means current page, and lower value means max pages of
current embroidery design number. Left and right keys turn pages. However, max page turning
value cannot be larger than max pages of current embroidery design.
When the interface is opened for a design that has been previously setup, the cursor is started
from the last value position of needle bar automatically. Press the top left white box, in order to
move the cursor to the first color sequence and input the corresponding needle bar number of the
new color changing sequence. The cursor is moved to next color selection changing sequence
automatically. Press
key to return to main interface.
4.3-6-2 Appliqué Offset, Low Speed Embroidering and Needle Bar
Replacement
If in a certain color change sequence, the offset mode is required or out of hoop (appliqué) at
the end of embroidery, press
side of current needle bar number. Press
key once the letter “F” is displayed on the right hand
key to cancel offset, out of hoop setting.
If a certain color change sequence requires deceleration for embroidery at the beginning of
embroidery (slow speed is set at “low embroidering speed” in “speed parameters” of embroidery
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parameters, press
key once before
of current needle bar number.
the letter “L” is displayed on the right hand side
Press
key to cancel low embroidering speed setting.
If all color change sequence of a certain set needle bar shall be replaced by another needle
bar for embroidering, press
key, then click the needle bar for replacement, all identical
needle bars are selected, Replace needle bar values according to requirements. Press
key once to exit replacement operation.
After the setting is completed, press
key to save current setting. Press
key to return to main interface.
4.3-6-3 Sequin Design
If the current color changing sequence is sequin embroidery, press
key to make a
free combination design of sequin (mechanical part must is required). If the current color
changing is not sequin embroidery, press the key and it cannot enter into the operation.
After entering into setting interface,
displays the max sequin number of
the current color change. Select the application method: A/B/AB according to requirements of the
design. Selected background has color change options. Input current output number in the input
box after the option. It can use a max of 9 different combinations.
When the combined sequin number is not set completely, the remaining boxes will be output
with automatic cycling according to current setting sequences.
The size of A/B sequin is determined by embroidery parameters.
Max sequin diameter of machine cannot be larger than the sequin size of embroidery design.
4.3-7 Change Color Sequence Mode
In the operation status interface, press
key to change the color sequence mode.
Change one mode to another by pressing the key once (cycle changing) and the key display is
changed along with it. This
means automatic changing color and automatic start mode,
automatic color changing and manual start mode,
manual color changing and
manual starting mode.
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In the manual color changing and manual starting mode, set color changing sequences are
not available.
4.3-8 Embroidering Float Mode Switching
Embroidering mode switching is mainly to skip certain section on your design. The user can
move the embroidery needle to specified location via float embroidering.
In operation status interface, press
key to change embroidering mode. Change one
mode to another by pressing the key once (cycle changing) and the key display is changed along
with it. The embroidering modes are
float mode embroidering,
normal
embroidering,
low speed
high speed float mode embroidering and
manual
position float mode.
Low speed floats embroidering (low speed fast forwarding):
In the stop status, press the start key and the main axis will not move. The hoop moves along
as if it were embroidering. Press stop key to stop low speed forwarding.
In stop status, press stop key (low speed backing), and main axis will not move. The hoop is
backed along the embroidering stitches. Press stop key again to stop low speed backing.
High speed floats embroidering (high speed forwarding):
In stop status, press start key, the main axis and the hoop will not move. On the screen the
cross section which indicates needle position will move as if it were embroidering. Press stop key,
the hoop is moved forward towards that position directly.
In stop status, press stop key (high speed backing), main axis and the hoop will not move.
On the screen the cross section which indicates needle position will move as if it were
embroidering. Press stop key again, and the hoop is moved backward towards that position
directly.
Manual positioned float embroidering:
In stop status, the key on right side is switched to the manual position operation interface.
Forward position: After pressing
key, a keyboard pops out. Press number key to
input required forward position in stitch count. Press
specified stitch and stopped automatically.
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Backward position:
After pressing
key, a keyboard pops out. Press number
key to input required backward position in stitch count. Press
key and the hoop is
moved to specified stitches and stopped automatically.
Going forward one color: After pressing
key, the cross section is moved to the start
position of following color and stops automatically.
Backing one color: After pressing
key, the cross section is moved to start
position of previous color and stops automatically.
4.3-9 Embroidery Design Trace Operation
The embroidery Design Trace Operation is use to check the location of the design. After the
embroidery design origin is set, press
key to initialize the trace function.
A pop-up
will appear saying “Enter Embroidery Status” press ok. If design location is not in the place
needed, try again until satisfied.
Embroidery Design Trace Contour Operation
After setting start point and tracing the design, a new option will appear on the right side of
the trace icon, press
key and the hoop will start to move slowly, outlining the
design with more precision from start point along the contour (precise range). After the trace
contour is finished, it returns to starting point automatically.
4.3-10 Returning to Embroidery Origin Point after Power Failure
The operation is mainly applied when sudden power failure occurs in embroidering process
and when the hoop appears out of place.
When the hoop type is “Other”, this operation is only valid when absolute origin of
hoop is searched before embroidering.
In operation status, press
key to enter into machine menu interface. Press
key and the system prompts “Press OK to start searching absolute origin”. Press
key
to start searching absolute origin. Then the hoop is moved to embroidering position before power
failure and stops.
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4.4 Embroidery Operation Status
In embroidering operation status, only the main axis speed operation is used.
Press
key to slow or accelerate the main axis speed.
4.5 Embroidery Start/Stop Operation
After setting embroidering related parameters, the embroidery machine can start
embroidering by pressing start key.
Start/Stop embroidery status: press the start key once to start embroidering. Press stop key
once to stop embroidery.
Back stitching status: press stop key one more time after the machine is in the stop mode to
start backing up.
Start embroidery in low speed: Press and hold the start key for more than 3 seconds and
the main axis will start embroidering at min speed, once you let go the machine will resume the
preset speed.
4.6 Switch Control and Indicators of Sequin Machine
When sequin embroidery is used, must ensure “sequin using needle bar” of the embroidering
parameters has been set correspondingly with mechanical installation (Off, Left, Right and Left &
Right). Sequin type is set as “Motor”.
The output and lifting motor can use the dial switch to adjust the motor rotation direction.
When the motor is rotated reversely, dial the 3rd digit of dial switch SW1/SW2 to make
adjustment.
Select whether to install the landing chassis on the left of machine head or right. Dial the 4th
digit of dial switch SW1/SW2 to take switching. ON (0)direction is left machine head and OFF
(1)direction is right head.
Sequin size and lifting speed are set in the embroidery parameters.
When the sequin machine head switch is on upper position and the indicator is off, the
landing chassis is shut off.
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When the switch is in middle position, the upper indicator is in green before entering into
sequin embroidery. The landing chassis is in the upper position and waiting for automatic control.
When entering sequin embroidering mode, the landing chassis lands automatically and the lower
indicator is in green. The upper and lower indicators are all on.
When the switch is in the lower position from middle position, the upper indicator is off and
lower indicator is in green, and the landing chassis is at lower position. Press red button dial
switch and the output motor outputs once.
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Part 5 Hoop Moving to Generate Embroidery File
This key is not currently available for US model machines.
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Part 6 On Board Lettering
In the machine operation interface, press
key to enter into letter interface, as
in the following Fig 8:
Figure 8 On Board Lettering
Press any letter key to select required letters or other signs. Press
upper-case and lower-case letters. Press
press
key to switch
key to clear letter. After entering is completed,
key to see the lettering setting interface (operation cannot be continued if
embroidery is operation mode), as in the following Fig 9.
Figure 9 Lettering Parameters Settings
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Set the letter related parameters. After setting is completed, press key below to select
required letter type (5 types). Press
key to generate letter pattern. On the left upper
corner, you can see the generated embroidery file. Press
file in the machine memory.
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Part 7 Manual Operation for Color Changing
In operation or preparation interface, press
key to take manual color changing
operation. The interface will change with the numbers of needle on the machine. Press
corresponding needle number according to switch color to specified needle bar.
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Part 8 Manual Trimming
Either in embroidery preparation or operation status, trimming operation can be done.
Press
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Part 9 Hoop Origin Operation
The hoop origin operation includes manual origin setting and absolute origin searching and
software limits setting.
In machine operation interface, press
key to enter into origin operation
interface, as in the following Fig 10.
Figure 10 MC-org Menu
9.1 Manual Hoop Origin Setting
In hoop origin interface, press
key to select operation. The interface will pop a
dialogue “Set the current point as hoop origin or not?” Press
key
to
complete
setting. The current PX/PY coordinates are changed into 0.0 (origin).
9.2 Automatic Searching for Absolute Origin of Hoop
The absolute origin uses hoop limits to detect absolute position of hoop, so as to ensure
using embroidery recovery in power failure to make accurate embroidery continuation when
power fails during embroidering process.
The function is automatic searching of the system. It must confirm whether the limit
sensor can be used effectively or not. Otherwise, it may cause damage to mechanical part.
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In the hoop origin interface, press
key to select operation. The interface will pop
up a dialogue “Please confirm the limit switch is in normal operation.” Press
key to
start absolute origin searching. After searching is completed, the hoop will return to the stop point
before searching automatically.
After the absolute point is searched, the operation is always valid if the hoop has not moved
after power failure.
9.3 Set Software Limits
This function is only valid when the hoop setting is set in “Other”.
In hoop origin interface, press
key to select operation. The interface pops up a
dialogue “Move hoop to left top” According to the prompt move hoop to left upper corner, press
key. The interface pops up another dialogue “Move hoop to right bottom” According
to the prompt move hoop to right bottom corner, press
key and
the
setting
is
completed.
Cancel software limit: after entering to software limit interface, don’t move the hoop
and press key twice continuously. It will cancel the software limit.
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Part 10 Hoop Setting
The function is only used to set cap frame and A-F hoop size and dimension from absolute
origin of hoop to hoop center.
In embroidery parameter interface, press “hoop setting” key, as in the following Fig.
Set hoop related parameters according to the requirements of the job. After setting is
completed, press
key to save setting.
Hoop Setting Diagram:
X Size
X C e n t e r si z e F r a m e ce n t e r
Y C e n t e r si z e
Space Origin
Y Size
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Part 11 Production Statistics
The function is only used to generate statistics and clearing statistics operation.
Check the process information on main interface. The first is production quantity of current
embroidery file and the latter one is total stitches of the current embroidery file.
Click statistics once to check the number of thread breaks.
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Part 12 Main Axis Origin Operation
This function is only used for main axis position stops. It can be operated as one of the two
panel button.
According to requirements it can be operated as by following.
Press
key to reset main axis to 100 degree (zero position).
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Part 13 Language Switching
In the main menu interface, press
make language switching operation, press
key to enter machine parameter settings. To
key, menu will change to show all the
different language the machine has, click and select required language. The system is switched to
the selected language automatically.
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Part 14 Embroidery Parameters Settings
According to different machine configuration and embroidery processing requirements, it is
possible to modify some commonly used parameters to meet the operation requirements.
In the main menu interface, press
key to enter into embroidery parameter
interface. Click parameter content to be modified, and press
modifications. After modifications are completed, press
or
key to make
key to save modifications
and return to main menu interface automatically.
See Attached List I on related definitions of embroidery parameter and value ranges.
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Part 15 Machine Parameters Setting
The machine parameters should be used by professional technicians only. Don’t make
modification without permission from a certified technician in order to avoid causing damage to
the machine and abnormal operation.
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Part 16 User Management
The user management is should only be used by professional technicians. Don’t make
modification without permission by a certified technician in order to avoid causing damage to the
machine and abnormal operation.
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Part 17 Restriction Releasing
17.1 Lock Removal
If any restriction of use is expired, the system is locked automatically and prompts to release
restriction by inputting passwords, as in the following Fig.
Click Remove Passwords box, and a figure keyboard is popped up. Press the keys and
input passwords (8 digits) obtained from the supplier to remove lock. Press
remove restriction and continue usage.
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Part 18 System Test
This operation is mainly for maintenance technicians, and is used to test whether the
operation of machine is normal.
In machine parameter settings interface, press
key to enter into test interface
menu.
18.1 Input Test
In the test interface menu, press
key to enter into input test mode. Check whether
each item is changed along with the variation of status changing. If it is not changed, the current
input signal may have a fault. Please check and make adjustments.
18.2 Output Test
In the test interface menu, press
key to enter into output test mode. Press
key corresponding to every test item, check whether the output is valid. If the corresponding
equipment output has no action, the current output may have a fault. Please check and make
adjustments.
Hook test: Press the key once, and the hook takes alternative action between extracting and
retracting. Press once for extracting, one more time for retracting to its original position.
Trimming test: Press the key once, trimming motor is taking alternative action between half
circle rotations to a stop and press one more time to make another half circle rotation to return in
same direction to its original position.
Picker solenoid test: Press the key once, and the picker electromagnet is actuated for 2
seconds and returns back automatically to its original position.
Left sequin test: Press the key once, and the sequin landing chassis executes descending,
output for 3 times and lift back up.
Right sequin test: Same as above.
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18.3 Main Axis Test
In the test interface menu, press
key to enter into the main axis test. Press
key corresponding to every test item, check whether the output is valid. If
corresponding equipment output has no action, the current output may have a fault. Please check
and make adjustments.
XY axis test: Press Up and Down keys to modify the mobile pulse number (1-127) of motor.
The default value is 12 pulses. Press
Main axis test: Press
key to start back and forth movement.
key to start rotation in speed of 100 rev / min. Press Up and
Down keys to modify the main axis speed and check whether the current rotation speed is
consistent with actual rotation speed. (Within 5 rev difference for 1000 rev).
QEP
test:
press
key to test main axis encoder line number and zero position.
18.4 Machine Head Test
In the test interface menu, pres
key to enter into machine head breakage test.
Press figure button to test corresponding needle bar. Check whether breakage detection is valid. If
the pre-out has a fault, Please check and make repairs.
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Part 19 System Information
In the main menu interface, press
key to enter into system information
interface menu.
19.1 System Number and Version Information Checking
It is used to check the system number and version information of the control system.
In the system information interface, press
key to check.
18.2 System Update
It is used to update the software version of control system.
In the system information interface menu, press
key to start update operation.
Make the update operation according to prompts. During the update process do not power off.
The update is completed in about 3 minutes, and the system is advanced to the main operation
interface automatically.
Updates may clear current embroidery file. Please complete current embroidery before you
update.
Shortcuts to update program. After the machine is powered up and displays “1.INIT USB
OK”, press
key twice and press
key twice immediately. The upper part of
display displays a prompt dialogue: “Update software, Start Key Update, Stop Key Exit.”
Press
“start” key to update and “stop” key to exit.
Shortcut updates map depot operation after the machine powered on and displays “1.INIT
USB
OK”
press
key for three times immediately. The upper part of display displays
a prompt dialogue: “Update picture, Start Key Update, Stop Key Exit.” Press “start” key to
update and “stop” key to exit.
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Part 20 IP Setting
In the machine parameter setting menu interface, press
key to enter into IP
setting interface.
The IP set for the machine must set with the same number segment as the LAN IP, otherwise,
it cannot be linked, i.e. the first 3 number segments shall be identical and the last address cannot
have a conflict.
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Part 21 System Initialization
After the machine is powered up and displays “1.INIT USB OK”, press
key
3
times, the system will re-initialize. After the system initialization is completed, a buzzer will
sound “tick, tick, and tick” three times continuously, the system will enter into the embroidery
preparation interface.
This is used for conditions where the system cannot be operated due to accidental
self-locking or default setting recovery.
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Part 22 Appendix
22. 1 Parameter Table
Parameter Name
Parameter Function
Default
Range
Embroidery Parameters 1
Start trimming or not trimming when there are several
Jump to Trim:
Trim Top Thread
Length:
skip stitches.
Lock stitch shall be large when embroidering thin material
Top thread length after trimming. The larger the figure is,
Length After Trim:
L.S Times while
Trim:
L.S Number after
Trim:
Moving Frame
After Trim
Hook Motor
Speed:
Trim Function;
3
0.6mm
1-9, No
trim
0.5-1.0m
m
3
1-7
1
1-3
Lock several stitches after trimming to prevent run out.
1
1-3
Move hoop or don’t move after trimming.
Yes
Yes, No
5*
1-5
Yes
Yes, No
N*
1-15
the longer the residual is.
Lock several stitches in trimming to prevent run out of
thread of embroidery after trimming.
Hook stepper motor speed adjustment. The larger the
value is, the faster the speed is.
Use trimming function or not
Embroidery Parameters 2
Needles in a Head:
Current embroidery machine used needle bar number
Close,
Sequin embroidery uses left side, right side or both left
Sequin Needle:
and right side. If sequin function of mechanical
Close*
parameters is shut off, the parameter is invalid.
Break Thread Up:
Lift landing chassis or not in breakage.
Stitch position using boring needle (thread break detection
Needle Of Boring:
off)
Stitch position using cording embroidery (automatic
Needle Of Cord:
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deceleration)
Left,
Right,
LR
Yes
Yes, No
0
0-N*
0
0-N*
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Tread Broken
Sensitivity:
T.B Detect at
Jump:
Auto Back When
T.B.:
Thread break detection sensitivity
Take break detection or not in skipping stitch embroidery.
Automatic backing stitches after breakage. Breakage
machine head shall compensate embroidery in advance
5
stitches
3-9
stitches,
No
Yes
Yes, No
9
0-9
1200
550-1200
100
60-200
Embroidery Parameters 3
Main Axis Max
Speed:
Main Axis Start
Speed:
Max rotation speed setting of main axis (limited by
mechanical parameters)
Main axis rotation speed at starting
Slow
Slow
Long Sti. EMB
Mode:
Large stitch used embroidering method
Auto Jump
When large stitch embroidery is skipping, the stitch to be
Stitches:
divided into two stitches to take embroidering
Auto Speed Down
ST:
The stitch to take deceleration embroidering
2.0mm
Stitches Value:
The number of stitches to take stitch variation adjustment
5*
5-20
Speed Down at
Jump:
Sequin Max
Speed:
Decelerate current speed in continuous jumping
70%
60%-90%
Max rotation speed in sequin embroidery
500
300-1000
3*
1-4
500
300-600
3
1-9
3
0-9
F1*
F1-F5
speed
6.5mm
speed,
jumping
6.5-8.5m
m
2.0-9.0m
m
Embroidery Parameters 4
Lifting stepper motor speed adjustment. The greater the
Piece Speed:
Max Speed Of
Cord:
Max Frame Move
Speed
Color Change
Motor Speed
Frame Control
Type:
value is, the faster it is.
Max rotation speed in rope embroidery
Set high hoop moving speed. The greater the value is, the
faster it is.
Color changing speed when using stepper motor for color
changing
Moving method of hoop, adjustable according to actual
embroidery effect
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Moving start angle of hoop motor. The larger load the
Frame Move
Angle:
hoop is, the smaller the moving angle is. It take
appropriate adjustment according to actual embroidery
250*
220-270°
effect
Positive compensation for thin material. It take
Move Frame
Repay Times:
appropriate adjustment according to actual embroidery
5%、0、
0*
-5%、-10%
effect
Low speed
embroidery
Low embroidering speed limit set for color changing
300
450-800
Yes
Yes, No
Yes
Yes, No
Yes
Yes, No
No
Yes, No
0
0-9
Yes
Yes, No
No
Yes, No
8*
1-20
rotation speed
Embroidery Parameters 5
Automatic start for
Whether it is started automatically when continuous 2
the same color
color changing settings are for the same needle bar
Auto origin
position setting
Set as “Yes’ when taking embroidery design, head and tail
continuous embroidering
Return to start point or not after embroidery design is
Auto Back to
origin position
Repeat
Embroidery:
completed. Set as “No’ when taking embroidery
design
head and tail continuous embroidering
Continue embroidering or not after embroidery design is
completed
Start automatic backing stitching after several slow
Back Steps of L.S:
Filter 0 Stitch
Data:
movement when drawing needle bar
Filter 0 stitch trace or not n embroidering
Search absolute origin of hoop for every time, the
Reset Frame:
Main Axis Brake
Delay:
machine power on
The larger the value, the earlier the stop position angle
Embroidery Parameters 6
Lifting Arm:
Motors,
Sequin landing chassis using method
Motor
Left Sequin Size:
Left sequin output size
5*
3-9
Right Sequin Size:
Right sequin output size
5*
3-9
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Stop Frame of
Moving:
Return offset
Deliver to highest position of hoop automatically or not
automatically
after embroidery is completed.
Allow drawing bar stop or not when beyond the hoop
Yes
Yes, No
No
Yes, No
N* Embroidery machine using needle bar number (no default value)
* Set according to requirements (no default value)
22. 2 System Errors and Countermeasures List
Errors
Spindle is not at 100
Fault Causes
Countermeasures
Spindle is not stopped at 100 degree
Jogging or manually rotated spindle to 100
degree
Spindle is not rotated
degree
1.Spindle controller has no signal or
1.Check spindle controller or power wire
power input
2.Check spindle motor input power
2. Spindle motor has no signal or power
3.Replace controller or motor
input
4.Connect encoder properly
3.Controller or spindle motor damage
4.Encoder is not connected
Reverse rotation of
1.Reverse connection or encoder A/B
1.Adjust phase wire of encoder A/B
1.Color changing motor does not rotate
1.Check
2.Mechnical
connection cable
spindle
Over time for color
changing
part
seizing
of
color
color
changing
machine
or
changing
2. Repair or replace seized mechanical part
3.Wiring cable fault from color changing
3. Check or replace connection cable
motor to power panel
No stitch
1.stict detection sensing wheel position
error
1.Adjust stitch sensing wheel position
2. Replace detection board
2. Stitch detection board damage
XY motor driver error
1.Over-voltage or over current protection
1.Check driver input power and re-powering
of driver
on
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2. Drive damage
2.Replace driver
1.Approaching switch detection is not in
1.Manual adjustment for trimming connecting
place l
rod to in place
2. Approaching switch damage
2. Replace approaching switch
Tinsel needle bar setting error
Re-set color changing sequences
+X limit error
+X direction limit
Manually moving hoop on contrary direction
-X limit error
-X direction limit
Manually moving hoop on contrary direction
+Y limit error
+Y direction limit
Manually moving hoop on contrary direction
-Y limit error
-Y direction limit
Manually moving hoop on contrary direction
Trimming is not in
position
Tinsel needle error
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