OPERATING MANUAL Gfp 355 TH Gfp 363 TH

OPERATING MANUAL Gfp 355 TH Gfp 363 TH
Gfp 300 Series June 2016
OPERATING MANUAL Gfp 355 TH
Gfp 363 TH
Please read this manual carefully before operating!
Unpacking, assembly, and operating videos are available at
www.gfpsmoothstart.com
1
Gfp 300 Series June 2016
Table of Contents
Contents
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.
13.
14.
15.
16.
17.
18.
19.
20.
21.
Page
Introduction ……………………………………………………
Important Safety Instructions…………………………………..
Installation Safeguards ………………………………………...
General Safeguards…………………………………………….
Operating Conditions ………………………………………….
System Components ……………………………………….….
Control Panel ………………………………………………….
Packing List …………………………………………………...
Installation
A. Uncrate the machine…………………………………….
B. Remove stand cross members.…………………….……
C. Assemble machine stand………………………………..
D. Set Machine on stand….………………………………..
E. Bolt Machine to stand…………………………………..
Additional installation items ……….………………………….
Loading upper shafts
A. Remove upper supply and rewind shafts………………..
B. Loading film and rewind shafts…………………………
Loading bottom supply shaft………..…………………………..
Threading film.………………………………………………...
Adjusting roller tensions……………………………………….
Operation..………….. …………………………………………
Roller gap………………………………………………………
Laminating
A. Single sheets using a sled………………………………..
B. Multiple sheets using a roll of Kraft Paper………………
C. Media from a roll…………………………………………
Mounting
A. Pre-coating mounting boards……………………………
B. Mounting print to pre-coated mounting board..…………
Troubleshooting ……………………………………………….
Specifications ………………………………………………….
Warranty ……………………………………………………….
2
3
3
3
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
20
21
22
22
23
23
24
25
26
Gfp 300 Series June 2016
1. Introduction
Thank you for choosing a Gfp 300 Series laminator. It has been designed and manufactured to provide
years of continuous service. Please read this manual thoroughly before operating. Please inspect the
box and the laminator for shipping damage. Damage should be brought to the attention of the delivering
carrier immediately
We reserve the right to make changes to this publication and to the products described in
it without notice. The details given in this manual are based on the most recent information available to
us. They may be subject to change in the future. We retain the right to make changes to the construction
or the design of our products without accepting any responsibility for modifying earlier versions
WARNING! Any unauthorized changes or modifications to this unit without our prior written approval
will void the user’s warranty and will transfer health and safety obligations to the end user.
CAUTION! Please pay attention to all passages with these symbols. This information is
vital to preventing user injury and/or damage to the unit. Failure to follow this information could void
the user’s warranties and transfer all safety obligations to the user.
2. Important Safety Instructions
In this operating manual you will find important safety messages regarding the product.
Read these instructions carefully, failure to comply with the following safety procedures could
result in serious injury.
WARNING Do not attempt to service or repair the laminator. Only authorized
maintenance
and service technicians should make repairs.
WARNING Do not connect the laminator to an electrical supply or attempt to operate the
laminator until you have completely read these instructions. Maintain these
instructions in a convenient location for future reference.
WARNING To guard against injury, the following safety precautions must be observed in the
installation and use of the laminator
3. Installation Safeguards
•
•
•
Shipping damage should be brought to the immediate attention of the delivering carrier
Avoid locating the laminator near sources of heat or cold. Avoid locating the laminator in
the direct path of forced, heated or cooled air
The receptacle must be located near the equipment and easily accessible.
•
Connect the attachment plug provided with the laminator to a suitably grounded
outlet only. This machine must have reliable earth wire to ensure the safety of the machine
during operations
•
Contact an electrician should the attachment plug provided with the laminator not match the
receptacles at your location
3
Gfp 300 Series June 2016
•
Ensure that the voltages of the power supply you are using match the rated working
voltages before operations. Do not use incorrect power supply
•
Do not use damaged wires or sockets. If abnormal conditions occur, switch off the power
supply first.
•
•
Only a licensed electrician should install wiring and outlet for the laminator
Do not defeat or remove electrical and mechanical safety equipment such as interlocks, shields and
guards
NOTE: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B
digital device, pursuant to part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide
reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment
generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in
accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications.
However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If
this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be
determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is courage to try to correct the
interference by one or more of the following measures:
—Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
—Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
—Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver
is connected.
—Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance
could void the user's authority to operate the equipment.
4
Gfp 300 Series June 2016
4. General Safeguards
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
Keep hands, long hair, loose clothing, and articles such as neckties away from rollers to
avoid entanglement and entrapment. The rollers have pinch points that can trap body parts
or clothing and cause serious injury
Do not use the machines for purposes other than lamination and mounting, otherwise
damages to the machine or accidents may occur
Keep out of reach of children
Keep flammable and wet objects away from the machine.
Do not use flammable sprays or materials when cleaning the machine
Do not leave the machine unattended during operations.
Do not mount metal materials or other hard objects.
Do not put burrs, sharp blade or rigid materials in between the two rubber rollers.
Do not attempt to laminate items that exceed total recommended material thickness of the
unit.
Do not place foreign object inside the machine.
Do not cut adhesive films directly on the surface of the rollers to avoid damaging the rubber
coating.
Shut down the machine after laminating to avoid misusing this machine by others.
Shut down the power before moving the machine
Note the locations of foot wheels while moving or operating this machine to avoid injuries
to your feet.
Disconnect from the power supply before repair or maintenance.
Disconnect from the power supply when the machine is not in use for a long time.
When the machine lies idle for a long period of time, raise the top rubber roller to avoid the
distortion of the rubber surface.
Perform only the routine maintenance procedures referred to in these instructions
Do not leave excess adhesive build up on the rollers overnight
5
Gfp 300 Series June 2016
5.
Operating Conditions
•
Place machine on level surface
•
Environment requirements:
Ambient temperature: 50⁰ F - 104⁰ F
Humidity:30%—80%;ideal humidity:55%
•
Due to the static on film rolls, you should try to keep the environment clean.
•
Provide enough space around machine to ensure the safe and effective operation.
The minimum area covered is 8 ft. x 10 ft.
•
Do not directly cut the films on the surfaces of the rubber rollers to avoid
damages to the rollers.
•
Do not put burrs, sharp knives or extra thick and hard materials in between the
rollers. Do not leave objects like tools, rulers, knives, etc on the working panels
or the side cabinets to avoid their being rolled into the machine accidentally and
damaging the rollers.
•
For repairs and replacements, please contact your local distributor. Unauthorized
repairs and dismantling will affect future maintenances of the machines.
•
The machine can laminate continuously objects less than ½” thick.
For objects over ½” but less than 1” thick, use the pedal switch.
Warning: Do not keep the machines in direct sunshine or near it.
Do not keep the machine in dusty place or places with strong vibrations.
6
Gfp 300 Series June 2016
6.
System Components
7
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
Left Cabinet
Pressure Adjustment linkage shaft
Top Rubber Roller
Bottom Rubber Roller
Right Cabinet
Roller gap adjustment Hand Wheel
Power Switch
Stand
9.
10.
11.
12.
13.
14.
15.
16.
Top supply shaft
Rear rewind shaft
Rear Exit panel
Anchor bolt.
Bottom supply shaft
Front cross member
Swing up feed tray
Emergency Stop Switch
Gfp 300 Series June 2016
7. Control Panel
1
5
2
6
3
7
4
1.
2.
3.
4.
Power on indicator
Temperature adjustment
Run/Foot pedal switch
Forward/ reverse switch
5.
Hot Lamination indicator
Flashing = warming up / Solid on = Ready
6. Speed adjustment
7. Cold/ Heater on switch
Note:
1. The machine does not have continuous reverse. Reverse can only operate using the pedal switch
2. If the photo-electric eye stops the machine, move operation switch to “Foot” then back to
C
“Run” to continue operation.
8
Gfp 300 Series June 2016
8. Packing List
Remove all parts from shipping create and boxes. Inspect parts and the machine
carefully. Any missing parts should be reported to the shipper upon receipt of
shipment.
Main Machine Crate
Part
Main Machine
Quick-Grip shafts
Stand locking screw
Cardboard rewind tube
Foot switch
Zippy knife
Cloth tray
Velcro Straps
Right stand side frame
Left stand side frame
Upper cross member
Lower cross members
Quantity
1
4
4
1
1
1
1
7
1
1
1
2
Part
Allen Wrench 3mm
Allen wrench 4mm
Allen wrench 6mm
T-Allen wrench 5mm
Hex screw 8mm x 80
Hex screw 8mm x 20
Flat washer 8
Lock washer 8
Operating manual
9
Quantity
1
1
1
1
8
4
12
12
1
Gfp 300 Series June 2016
9. Installation
9A. Uncrate the machine
1. Remove screws holding the top cover to the crate side panels (figure 1)
2. Lift off the crate top and remove the supporting cross members from
the crate side panels (figure 2)
10
Gfp 300 Series June 2016
3. Remove screws holding all 4 side panels to the skid (figure 3)
4. Remove the stand side frames from the crate side panel (figure 4)
Stand side frames
9B. Remove stand cross members from machine skid
1. Remove (4) stand cross members bolted under the machine
2. Pull plastic cover down away from machine
Stand cross members
11
Gfp 300 Series June 2016
9C. Assemble machine stand
1. Locking casters are used toward the front of the machine
2. Start all screws by hand before tightening
3. Each screw takes a flat washer and lock washer – Flat washer
against the stand.
4. Bolt two (2) lower cross members to stand side frames using
(8)- 8mm x 80 Hex screws
5. Bolt upper member to stand side frames using (8)- 8mm x 20 Hex
screws
6. Lay cloth tray across two lower cross members
7. Attach tray to cross members using (7)- Velcro straps
2
1
3
5
4
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Left stand side frame
Upper cross member
Right stand side frame
Lower cross members
Locking caster
12
Gfp 300 Series June 2016
9D. Set machine on stand
1. Remove machine from the crate base
2. Lift machine onto support stand
(Note locking casters are toward the front of the machine)
Locking casters
Heavy! Handle with care!!
Warning: when moving the machine, lift by using the hand lift openings on the front and rear
panels. Do not use roller gap adjustment hand-wheel for lifting!
13
Gfp 300 Series June 2016
9E. Bolt Machine to Stand
1. Secure machine to stand from underside of each side frame using (2)
chrome stand locking screws on each side of stand
Stand Locking screw
Stand Locking screw
10. Additional Installation items
1.
2.
3.
4.
Plug foot pedal into rear panel near power cord
Check drive chains for tightness
Check all drive set screws for tightness
Check all electrical connections and input power and test for proper operation
14
Gfp 300 Series June 2016
11. Loading upper shafts
A. Remove upper supply and rewind shafts
1. Remove and load the upper shafts from the rear of the machine
2. Rotate the locking outer sleeves on both sides in the direction of the
arrow to their open position, aligned with the inner sleeve indicated
in Figure 1
3. Remove both upper shafts
Figure 1
Locking outer Sleeve
15
Gfp 300 Series June 2016
B. Loading film and rewind shafts
1. Cardboard core is used on upper rewind shaft to rewind film liner
2. Slide the new top supply roll onto the supply shaft
i. If using Liner-in film, the web should come off the bottom of the
roll, for Liner-out film the web should come off the top of the
roll (see threading diagram in section #15)
3. Position the roll in the middle of the supply shaft using alignment
numbers on the shaft. (Use the same number as the bottom roll in
section #13 to align the top and bottom rolls)
3. Insert slotted end of both upper shafts into the right shaft housing
with tension adjustment knobs and drop shaft into place on left side
closest to control panel (see figure 2)
4. Rotate all outer locking sleeves to lock shafts in place
5. Adjust the brake tension by turning the Tension adjustment knob
(see Adjusting roller tensions section 14)
Figure 2
Round Shaft end
Slotted Shaft end
View from rear of machine
16
Gfp 300 Series June 2016
12. Loading Bottom Supply shaft
1. Remove bottom supply shaft and slide the new roll on
a. Position the supply roll using the same number position used on the top
supply roll in section #11B to align the top and bottom rolls
2. Adjust the brake tension by turning the adjusting sleeve
(see Adjusting Roller tensions section 14)
Cardboard liner rewind
Bottom supply shaft
17
Gfp 300 Series June 2016
13. Threading Film
1. Turn the pressure-adjusting hand-wheel to lift up the upper rubber roller.
2. Pass the top film web under the idler bar and down in front of the roller
3. Separate 1” of the paper liner from the film web, attach film web to a
leader board the width of the film roll and insert leader board into the
rollers
4. Lower the top rubber roller onto the leader board
5. Pull the liner up between the pressure adjustment linkage shaft and the Top
Idler bar and attach to a cardboard tube on the liner rewind shaft as in the
diagram below
6. Use foot pedal to advance the film web until the leader board is under the
roller
7. Pull the bottom media or Kraft paper web up and adhere to the exposed
film web
8. Use foot pedal to advance both webs until cleared of the nip rollers
9. Lower roller using pressure-adjusting hand-wheel
Note: The film should be wrinkleless and tight to the surface of the roller.
If the film is not tight enough, increase the roller pressure. If wrinkles
appear in the film web, adjust the brake tension for the top film supply
roll. If wrinkles appear in the bottom media or Paper roll, adjust the
brake tension for the bottom roll.
1
2
3
4
1. Liner Rewind
2. Top supply roll
3. Top idler bar
4. Media or Kraft Paper
5. Bottom idler bar
18
5
Gfp 300 Series June 2016
14. Adjusting Roller tensions
1. Supply roll brake tension adjustment
a. Top supply roll brake adjustment knob is #1 below
b. Bottom supply roll brake adjustment knob is #2 below
c. Rotate adjustment knob clockwise to increase tension and
counterclockwise to loosen
d. Apply only enough brake tension to remove wrinkles from the vinyl
web before it enters the nip rollers
Note: Brake tension should not prevent roll from turning
Note: Excessive brake tension will cause waves or wrinkles in vinyl
2.
Rewind roll clutch adjustment
a. Top liner rewind clutch adjustment knob is #3 below
b. Rear rewind clutch adjustment knob is #4 below
c. Rotate adjustment knob clockwise to increase clutch tension and
counterclockwise to loosen
d. Apply only enough clutch tension for the roller to maintain the same
speed as the laminator
Note: Rewind rollers should turn at the approximate speed of the laminator
Note: Excess clutch tension will cause the roller drive to spin faster than the
rewind roller shaft
Note: Insufficient clutch tension will cause the rewind rollers to not keep pace
with the laminator
#3 Top rewind clutch
#1 Top supply brake
#4 Rear rewind clutch
#2 Bottom supply brake
19
Gfp 300 Series June 2016
15. Operation
1. Plug power cord into a proper receptacle
Connect the attachment plug provided with the laminator to a suitably
grounded outlet only. This machine must have reliable earth wire to ensure
the safety of the machine during operations
• Contact an electrician should the attachment plug provided with the laminator
not match the receptacles at your location
• Ensure that the voltages of the power supply you are using match the rated
working voltages before operations. Do not use incorrect power supply
• Do not use damaged wires or sockets. If abnormal conditions occur, switch
off the power supply first.
•
2.
3.
4.
5.
Turn power to “ON” with the rear power switch
Cold laminating: When doing cold laminating, turn the switch to ‘Cold’
Hot Laminating: Turn switch to “Hot” position
Dial the “Temp” control to the desired temperature
a. For most vinyl media applications use setting 4 as a starting point
6. The “Hot” indicator light will flash when the top roller is heating
7. When the “Hot” indicator light turns solid, the rollers are up to temperature
NOTE: The temperature should meet the material to be laminated. If too
high, the quality will be affected
16. Roller Gap
1. When the pressure-adjusting hand-wheel is turned clockwise, the top rubber
roller comes down and the pressure will increase
2. With a counter-clock turn, the top rubber roller goes up and the pressure will
decrease.
3. Too much nip pressure will wrinkle the output. Bring the nip roller down only
to touch the two webs together.
20
Gfp 300 Series June 2016
17. Laminating
Note: It is hard to remove film adhesive once it gets onto the rubber
rollers. When laminating, always use materials the same width as the film
roll. If your sheets are narrower than the film roll, use a laminating sled or
Kraft paper roll on the bottom to keep the film adhesive from sticking to
the bottom rubber roller of the machine. Always use a media roll the same
width or wider than the film supply roll.
To clean the rollers, use rubber eraser or Isopropyl Alcohol and a shop
towel.
17 A. Single Sheets using a sled
• Load a roll of laminating film on the top roller
(see loading upper shafts section 11)
• Turn the pressure-adjusting hand-wheel to lift up the upper roller.
• Select a piece of Gatorboard or other PVC mounting board the width of
the film web to use as a sled under the print to be laminated
• Insert the sled between the nip rollers and lower the top roller until it
touches the sled
• Reverse the motor to back the sled out of the rollers
• Pass the film web under the idler bar and down in front of the roller
• Separate 1” of the paper liner from the film web, attach film web to a
leader board the width of the film roll and insert leader board into the
rollers
• Use foot pedal to advance the film web half way through the roller and
stop
• Position print on the sled
• Depress the foot switch and run sled through
• Insert another leader board or next sled right behind the first sled
17 B. Multiple sheets using a roll of Kraft paper
• Load a roll of laminating film on the top unwind Supply Shaft
(see Loading upper shafts section 11)
• Load a roll of Kraft Paper on the bottom, front unwind Supply shaft,
unwinding from the BOTTOM of the roll
• Thread both rolls through machine (see Threading film section 13)
• Press run
• Feed single sheets continuously
21
Gfp 300 Series June 2016
17 C. Media from a roll
• Load a roll of laminating film on the top unwind Supply Shaft
(see Loading upper shafts section 11)
• Load a roll of printed media on the bottom, front unwind Supply shaft,
unwinding from the TOP of the roll
• Thread both rolls through machine (see Threading film section 13)
• Press run
22
Gfp 300 Series June 2016
18. Mounting
A. Pre-coating mounting boards
• Load a roll of mounting adhesive on the top roller
(see Loading upper shafts section 11)
• Insert leader board the same thickness as the board to be coated and the
width of the mounting adhesive, between the nip rollers and lower the
top roller until it touches the board
• Pull mounting adhesive down over the idler bar and over the front of
nip roller and adhere to the leader board
• Run leader board half way through the roller and stop
• Insert mounting board to be coated and depress foot switch
• After the last board, insert leader board to keep adhesive from
contacting the rollers
B. Mounting print to a pre-coated mounting board
• Pull back and fold down 1” of the liner from the pre-coated mounting
board
• Adhere leading edge of the print to the exposed adhesive on the board
• Insert leading 1” of the board into the nip rollers
• Lower the roller
• Lay print over top nip roller
• Hold release liner on board with one hand and apply pressure to print as
it comes over the top roller.
• Depress the foot switch to run the board and print through the rollers
23
Gfp 300 Series June 2016
19. Troubleshooting
Problems
Causes
No power supply
Main power switch is OFF
Circuit breaker has tripped
Blown main power fuse
Motor has failed
Solutions
Machine does not turn on
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Rollers do not turn after
“Run” button is pressed
1. Emergency switch is engaged
2. Excess roller nip pressure
Poor film adhesion or cloudy
prints
1. Nip roller pressure to low.
2. Dust on the surface of the print
1. Increase nip roller pressure
2. Clean print surface before
lamination
Poor film adhesion on one
side
1. Nip roller pressure on the two sides
is not even
1. See “Roller gap adjustment”
Lamination output is curled
1. Sheet is curled upward
2. Sheet is curled downward
1. Reduce top roll tension
2. Reduce bottom roll tension
Film supply roll gets loose
during operation
1. Not enough brake tension on supply
roll
1. Increase brake tension on
supply roll
Backing paper gets loose
when being rolled up
1. Not enough brake tension on the
backing paper rewind roller
1. Increase brake tension on
backing paper rewind roller
Wrinkles in film both on top
and bottom
1. Too much nip roller pressure
1. Reduce nip pressure with
hand wheel
24
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Plug in power cord
Place power switch to ON
Reset circuit breaker
Replace fuse on rear panel
Change the electric motor
1. Disengage emergency switch
2. Reduce the nip pressure of
the rubber rollers
Gfp 300 Series June 2016
20. Specifications
Description
Laminating Width
Roller Diameter
Roller Gap
Rear rewind
Max Temperature
Laminating Speed
Unwinds
Film core size
Liner rewind
Pressure adjustment
Tension adjustment
Heat method
Max roller diameter
Output height
Power Supply
Power Consumption
Foot pedal
Stand with casters
Net weight w/stand
Dimensions
Shipping weight Machine/ stand
Shipping dimensions machine
Fuse
355TH
55”
5”
1”
Chain drive
122° F
0- 20 Ft/min
Top and bottom
3”
Chain drive
Single Hand wheel
Single knob
Metal allow heater
10” OD
38”
120 v 12 amp
1200 W
Included
Included
321 lbs.
72 x 23.5 x 48.5”
436 lbs.
79 x 26 x 31”
(1) 1 amp, 5 x 20 mm
25
363TH
63”
5”
1”
Chain drive
122° F
0- 20 Ft/min
Top and bottom
3”
Chain drive
Single Hand wheel
Single knob
Metal allow heater
10” OD
38”
120 v 12.7 amp
1400 W
Included
Included
376 lbs.
80 x 23.5 x 48.5”
507 lbs.
87 x 26 x 31”
(1) 1 amp, 5 x 20 mm
Gfp 300 Series June 2016
21. Warranty
January 2014
Graphic Finishing Partners, LLC warrants each new Gfp Laminator is free from defects in
material and workmanship for a period of one (1) year from the date of installation. A machine
which proves defective in materials or workmanship within the warranty period will be repaired
or, at Gfp’s option, replaced without charge. This warranty is extended only to the original
purchaser.
This warranty is the only warranty made by Gfp and cannot be modified or amended. Gfp’s sole
and exclusive liability and the customer’s sole and exclusive remedy under this warranty shall
be, at Gfp’s option, to repair or replace any such defective part or product. These remedies are
only available if Gfp’s examination of the product discloses to Gfp’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.
The warranty made herein is in lieu of all other warranties, expressed or implied, including any
warranty or merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. Gfp will not be liable for
personal 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 this
equipment.
This warranty specifically does not cover damage to laminating rollers caused by knives, razor
blades, or any sharp objects or abrasives, or failure caused by adhesives, or damage caused by
lifting, tilting and/or any attempt to position the machine other than rolling on the installed
castors or feet on even surfaces, or improper use of the machine. Warranty repair or replacement
by Gfp or its authorized reseller(s) does not extend the warranty beyond the initial period from
the date of installation. Unauthorized customer alterations will void this warranty.
Contact Information
CORRESPONDENCE:
Graphic Finishing Partners LLC
PO Box 1097
Maryland Heights, MO. 63043
800-986-2005
EMAIL: sales@gfpartnersllc.com
WEBSITE: www.gfpartnersllc.com
SHIPPING:
Graphic Finishing Partners LLC
13878 Parks Steed Drive
Earth City, MO. 63045
26
Was this manual useful for you? yes no
Thank you for your participation!

* Your assessment is very important for improving the work of artificial intelligence, which forms the content of this project

Download PDF

advertising