BE-1204B-BC
BE-1206B-BC
INSTRUCTION MANUAL
Stand-Alone type
Please read this manual before using the machine.
Please keep this manual within easy reach for quick reference.
TWELVE NEEDLE FOUR HEAD EMBROIDERY MACHINE
TWELVE NEEDLE SIX HEAD EMBROIDERY MACHINE
Thank you very much for buying a BROTHER sewing machine. Before using your new machine,
please read the safety instructions below and the explanations given in the instruction manual.
With industrial sewing machines, it is normal to carry out work while positioned directly in front of
moving parts such as the needle and thread take-up lever, and consequently there is always a danger
of injury that can be caused by these parts. Follow the instructions from training personnel and
instructors regarding safe and correct operation before operating the machine so that you will know
how to use it correctly.
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
1 Safety indications and their meanings
This instruction manual and the indications and symbols that are used on the machine itself are
provided in order to ensure safe operation of this machine and to prevent accidents and injury to
yourself or other people. The meanings of these indications and symbols are given below.
Indications
DANGER
The instructions which follow this term indicate situations where failure to
follow the instructions will almost certainly result in death or severe injury.
CAUTION
The instructions which follow this term indicate situations where failure to
follow the instructions could cause injury when using the machine or physical
damage to equipment and surroundings.
Symbols
-------- This symbol (
) indicates something that you should be careful of.
The picture inside the triangle indicates the nature of the caution that must be taken. (For
example, the symbol at left means "beware of injury".)
--------- This symbol (
) indicates something that you must not do.
--------- This symbol (
) indicates something that you must do.
The picture inside the circle indicates the nature of the thing that must be done.
(For example, the symbol at left means "you must make the ground connection".)
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2 Notes on safety
DANGER
Wait at least 5 minutes after turning off the power switch and disconnecting the power cord from the wall
outlet before opening the face plate of the control box. Touching areas where high voltages are present
can result in severe injury.
CAUTION
Environmental requirements
Use the sewing machine in an area which is
free from sources of strong electrical noise
such as high-frequency welders.
Sources of strong electrical noise may cause
problems with correct operation.
Any fluctuations in the power supply voltage
should be within ±10% of the rated voltage for
the machine.
Voltage fluctuations which are greater than
this may cause problems with correct
operation.
The power supply capacity should be greater
than the requirements for the sewing
machine's electrical consumption.
Insufficient power supply capacity may cause
problems with correct operation.
The air supply should have a capacity greater
than the machine consumption. If air is not
supplied sufficiently, a machine malfunction
may occur.
The ambient temperature should be within the
range of 5°C to 35°C during use.
Temperatures which are lower or higher than this
may cause problems with correct operation.
The relative humidity should be within the range of
45% to 85% during use, and no dew formation
should occur in any devices.
Excessively dry or humid environments and dew
formation may cause problems with correct
operation.
Avoid exposure to direct sunlight during use.
Exposure to direct sunlight may cause problems
with correct operation.
In the event of an electrical storm, turn off the
power and disconnect the power cord from the
wall outlet.
Lightning may cause problems with correct
operation.
Do not use this machine outdoors.
Installation
Machine installation should only be carried
out by a qualified technician.
Never operate the sewing machine with any
ventilation openings blocked.
Keep the ventilation openings of the sewing
machine free from the accumulation of lint or
dust.
Contact your Brother dealer or a qualified
electrician for any electrical work that may
need to be done.
The sewing machine weights more than 700
Kg (600 Kg in four head models).
The installation should be carried out by four
or more people.
Do not connect the power cord until
installation is complete, otherwise the
machine may operate if the start switch is
pressed by mistake, which could result in
injury.
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Be sure to connect the ground. If the ground
connection is not secure, you run a high risk of
receiving a serious electric shock, and problems
with correct operation may also occur.
When securing the cords, do not bend the cords
excessively or fasten them too hard with staples,
otherwise there is the danger that fire or electric
shocks could occur.
Be sure to wear protective goggles and gloves
when handling the lubricating oil or grease, so that
no oil or grease gets into your eyes or onto your
skin, otherwise inflammation can result.
Furthermore, do not drink the oil or grease under
any circumstances, as they can cause vomiting
and diarrhoea.
Keep the oil out of the reach of children.
Secure the machine with the adjustment bolts on
the sound floor so that it will not move.
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Installation
Avoid setting up the sewing machine near
sources of strong electrical noise such as
high-frequency welding equipment.
If this precaution is not taken, incorrect
machine operation may result.
CAUTION
Sewing
This sewing machine should only be used by
operators who have received the necessary
training in safe use beforehand.
Attach all safety devices before using the sewing
machine. If the machine is used without these
devices attached, injury may result.
Keep children away from the sewing machine.
Do not touch any moving parts, press any objects
against the machine, or pull/push the cloth during
sewing. Doing so may result in personal injury,
machine damage, or needle breakage.
The sewing machine should not be used for
any applications other than sewing.
Be sure to wear protective goggles when
using the machine.
If goggles are not worn, there is the danger
that if a needle breaks, parts of the broken
needle may enter your eyes and injury may
result.
Do not touch the pulse motor and sewing machine
bed section during operation or for 30 minutes
after operation. Otherwise burns may result.
Never drop or insert foreign objects or a
screwdriver into the ventilation openings or the
machine inside.
Touching any high-voltage area may result in an
electric shock.
Always use the proper needle plate. Any
wrong plate can cause needles to break.
Do not use a bent needle.
Turn off the power switch at the following
times, otherwise the machine may operate if
the start switch is pressed by mistake, which
could result in injury.
• When threading the needle
• When replacing the bobbin and needle
• When not using the machine and when
leaving the machine unattended
• When cleaning the machine.
Do not get on the table.
Table may be damaged.
Never damage, alter, heat, or put a strain on the
power cable as well as other cables. Doing so
may result in a fire or an electric shock.
If the controller is exposed to water or a chemical
agent or if its entry is found inside the controller,
turn off the power switch immediately.
Continuing to use the machine under such a
condition may result in a fire or an electric shock.
If an error occurs in machine operation, or if
abnormal noises or smells are noticed,
immediately turn off the power switch. Then
contact your nearest Brother dealer or a qualified
technician.
If the machine develops a problem, contact your
nearest Brother dealer or a qualified technician.
Do not operate this machine where aerosol
(spray) products are being used or where
oxygen is being administered.
Cleaning
Turn off the power switch before starting any
cleaning work, otherwise the machine may
operate if the start switch is pressed by
mistake, which could result in injury.
Be sure to wear protective goggles and gloves
when handling the lubricating oil or grease, so that
no oil or grease gets into your eyes or onto your
skin, otherwise inflammation can result.
Furthermore, do not drink the oil or grease under
any circumstances, as they can cause vomiting
and diarrhoea.
Keep the oil out of the reach of children.
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Maintenance and inspection
Maintenance and inspection of the sewing
machine should only be carried out by a
qualified technician.
If the power switch needs to be left on when
carrying out some adjustment, be extremely
careful to observe all safety precautions.
Ask your Brother dealer or a qualified
electrician to carry out any maintenance and
inspection of the electrical system.
Use only the proper replacement parts as
specified by Brother.
When replacing a fluorescent lamp, use the
same-type lamp having a rating of 40 watts.
Wait until the fluorescent lamp cools off before
replacement. Failure to do so can result in
burns.
Turn off the power switch and disconnect the
power cable (do not pull on the cable itself)
from the wall outlet before attempting to
perform the following operations. Otherwise,
the machine is started if the start switch is
pressed by mistake. Injury may occur in
such a case.
• When carrying out inspection, adjustment,
or maintenance
• When replacing consumable parts such
as a rotary hook, a knife, or a fluorescent
lamp
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If any safety devices have been removed, be
absolutely sure to re-install them to their original
positions and check that they operate correctly
before using the machine.
Any problems in machine operation which result
from unauthorized modifications to the machine
will not be covered by the warranty.
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* The following warning labels appear on the sewing machine.
Please follow the instructions on the labels at all times when using the machine. If the labels
have been removed or are difficult to read, please contact your nearest Brother dealer.
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Electric shock danger display
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Electric shock danger display
3 Injury warning display
Hazardous voltage will
cause injury.
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Injury caution display
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Injury caution display
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Injury caution display
Injury caution display
Never touch or push the
thread take up during
operation as it may result in
injuries machine.
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High temperature caution display
Never touch or push the needle
bar during operation as it may
result in injuries or damage to
the sewing machine.
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High temperature caution display
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Do not touch this part during activitation
or for 30 minutes after shut-off. Otherwise
burns may result.
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Ground mark
Be sure to connect the ground. If the ground connection is not secure, you run
a high risk of receiving a serious electric shock, and problems with correct
operation may also occur.
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Direction of operation
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Before Starting Operation
Do not force open the shutter for direct contact
with the magnetic area.
Do not bring disks near magnetic matters such as
magnetic screwdriver or the back side of the
programmer.
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Do not store floppy disks in an extremely high or
low ambient temperature.
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Do not use floppy disks under high humidity.
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Do not use or store floppy disks in a dusty place.
Do not place it on cloth.
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Do not store floppy disks under direct sunlight.
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Do not bend the disk. Do not put things on the
disk.
Avoid contact with solvent or drink.
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Store it in the case immediately after using it to
protect it from dust and damage.
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Use a commercially available cleaning disk to clean
the head of the floppy disk drive periodically.
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Do not remove the disk out of the drive during the access lamp is lit.
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Protecting data in floppy disks
Write-protection is available for a floppy disk to prevent undesired data deletion.
A write-protected disk is read-only. It is recommended to provide write-protection for disks which
contain important data.
To do so, slide the write-protect notch to open the slot as shown below.
Slide the notch in this direction to
prevent data loss or overwriting.
Slide the notch in this direction to
write data.
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Procedure of Reading This Manual
Explanation of models
This manual explains two models:
- BE-1204B-BC
- BE-1206B-BC
Explanation for individual model is provided by identifying the model name.
using the machine. The display is BE-1206B-BC.
Check the model before
Configuration of this manual
This manual consists of the following chapters:
Chapter 1
Preparation of Embroidery Machine
This Chapter describes the specifications, installation and preparatory procedures of starting up
the machine.
Chapter 2
Embroidering Procedures
Provides explanations on the operation panel and briefly reviews the flow of embroidering
processes.
Chapter 3
Selection of Data and Embroidering
This Chapter describes procedures of reading sewing data and sewing.
Chapter 4
Editing of Embroidering Data
Explains how to edit the embroidery data.
Chapter 5
Setting
This Chapter describes procedures of setting the machine and working environment.
Chapter 6
Operation of Machine
Provides information on machine operation during embroidering.
Chapter 7
Maintenance
Describes appropriate maintenance of the machine.
Chapter 8
Adjustment
Explains how to adjust the needles.
Chapter 9
List of Error Messages
Provides information on error codes and action to be taken.
Chapter 10
Troubleshooting
Provides troubleshooting for the machine.
Chapter 11
Connection and Installation of Optional Equipment
Describes connections between the machine/computer and optional equipment available.
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Screen Composition
Initial Screen
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Starting Sewing
Operation (→ page 3-17)
Selection of Embroidery data
(→ page 3-3)
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Canceling of Sewing
Thread trimming
Setting of Needle Bars
(→ page 5-4)
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Hoop Retract
Area Check
Editing of Embroidery data
(→ page 4-1)
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Setting of thread breakage sensor (→ page 5-6)
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Setting of Machine (→ page 5-9)
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Contents
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS................................................................................................................................................. 1
Before Starting Operation............................................................................................................................................... 8
Procedure of Reading This Manual.............................................................................................................................. 10
Screen Composition...................................................................................................................................................... 12
Chapter 1 Preparation of Embroidery Machine
1. Specifications ........................................................................................................................................................... 1-2
2. Names of Machine Components ............................................................................................................................. 1-4
3. Installation................................................................................................................................................................. 1-5
3-1 Transportation of Machine ................................................................................................................................. 1-5
3-2 Installation of Machine....................................................................................................................................... 1-7
3-3 Preparation of Needle Bar Case........................................................................................................................ 1-8
3-4 Mounting of Table .............................................................................................................................................. 1-9
3-5 Mounting of Cotton Stand ................................................................................................................................ 1-12
3-6 Lubrication to Needle Bar Case....................................................................................................................... 1-13
3-7 Grounding........................................................................................................................................................ 1-14
4. Preparation for Embroidering................................................................................................................................ 1-15
4-1 Upper Threading.............................................................................................................................................. 1-15
4-2 Replacement of Bobbin ................................................................................................................................... 1-17
4-3 Replacing and Selecting Needle...................................................................................................................... 1-19
4-4 Attachment of Embroidery Hoop and Frame ................................................................................................... 1-20
4-5 Adjustment of Thread Tension ......................................................................................................................... 1-24
Chapter 2 Embroidering Procedures
Functions of Operation Panel...................................................................................................................................... 2-2
Operation Panel....................................................................................................................................................... 2-2
Switches at Machine Heads .................................................................................................................................... 2-5
Lamps and switches on the thread tension stand .................................................................................................... 2-6
Flowchart of Preparation for Embroidering ............................................................................................................... 2-7
Turn on the Machine Power..................................................................................................................................... 2-8
Retrieve the Embroidery Data ................................................................................................................................. 2-9
Start Embroidering ................................................................................................................................................... 2-9
Chapter 3 Selection of Data and Embroidering
What Can the Machine Do? ......................................................................................................................................... 3-2
Selection of Embroidery Data....................................................................................................................... 3-2
Embroidering Operation........................................................................................................................................... 3-2
Selection of Data .......................................................................................................................................................... 3-3
Registration of Embroidery Data from Floppy Disk .................................................................................................. 3-3
Reading from Memory ............................................................................................................................................. 3-7
Registration of Embroidery Data from BES-100E .................................................................................................... 3-8
Deletion of Embroidery Data from Machine Memory ............................................................................................... 3-9
Tape Reader Input Setting ......................................................................................................................................... 3-11
Modification of Embroidery Data Name.................................................................................................................... 3-13
Sewing Operation ....................................................................................................................................................... 3-17
Before Starting Sewing .......................................................................................................................................... 3-17
Starting Sewing Operation ..................................................................................................................................... 3-17
Feedhold and Cancellation of Sewing ................................................................................................................... 3-18
Step Forward and Step-Back..................................................................................................................................... 3-19
Step Forward/Step-Back Mode .............................................................................................................................. 3-19
Setting Amount or Timing of Step Forward/Step-Back ........................................................................................... 3-19
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For Step Forward (Back) ........................................................................................................................................3-20
Resuming Sewing ..................................................................................................................................................3-20
Writing the embroidering data ...................................................................................................................................3-21
Chapter 4 Editing of Embroidering Data
What Can the Machine Do?..........................................................................................................................................4-2
Editing .............................................................................................................................................................4-2
Rotation .........................................................................................................................................................................4-3
Enlargement and Reduction ........................................................................................................................................4-4
Mirror .............................................................................................................................................................................4-6
Repetition ......................................................................................................................................................................4-8
Other Editing ...............................................................................................................................................................4-10
Chapter 5 Setting
What Can the Machine Do?..........................................................................................................................................5-2
Setting of Needle Bars..................................................................................................................................5-2
Setting of Thread Breakage Sensor .............................................................................................................5-2
Setting of Machine........................................................................................................................................5-2
Setting of Environment .................................................................................................................................5-2
Setting of Lock Stitch ......................................................................................................................................5-3
Setting of speed limit in a small pitch ..............................................................................................................5-3
Display of Information...................................................................................................................................5-3
Hoop Retract Point .......................................................................................................................................5-3
Hoop Movement.......................................................................................................................................................5-3
Setting of Needle Bars..................................................................................................................................................5-4
Thread Breakage Sensor..............................................................................................................................................5-6
Setting of sensor validity/invalidity............................................................................................................................5-6
Thread Breakage Sensitivity ....................................................................................................................................5-6
Automatic Step-Back................................................................................................................................................5-7
Setting of Lower Thread Counter/Stitch Counter......................................................................................................5-8
Setting of Machine ........................................................................................................................................................5-9
Embroidery Hoop .....................................................................................................................................................5-9
Speed Range .........................................................................................................................................................5-10
Speed of Each Speed Range .................................................................................................................................5-11
Setting of Mending .................................................................................................................................................5-12
Thread Trimming Length ........................................................................................................................................5-14
Thread Withdrawal Feed Length ............................................................................................................................5-15
Inching ...................................................................................................................................................................5-16
Sewing Area...........................................................................................................................................................5-17
Registration of Sewing Start Position .....................................................................................................................5-18
Hoop Retract Point.................................................................................................................................................5-18
Hoop Automatic Retract .........................................................................................................................................5-19
Movement to Registered Sewing Start Point..........................................................................................................5-19
Setting of Environment ..............................................................................................................................................5-20
Return to Start Point...............................................................................................................................................5-20
Speed Range .........................................................................................................................................................5-21
Checking the Embroidery Area ..............................................................................................................................5-21
Slow sewing needle number at start-up .................................................................................................................5-22
Setting of RS-232C Communication Speed ...........................................................................................................5-23
Display Language ..................................................................................................................................................5-24
Alarm Sound ..........................................................................................................................................................5-25
Motive Speed .........................................................................................................................................................5-26
Small-Pitch Deletion...............................................................................................................................................5-27
Automatic pause insertion......................................................................................................................................5-28
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Lock Stitch ............................................................................................................................................................. 5-29
Speed Limit in a Short Pitch................................................................................................................................... 5-32
Feed Timing........................................................................................................................................................... 5-33
Automatic Input Setting.......................................................................................................................................... 5-34
Display of Information................................................................................................................................................ 5-37
Pattern Information ................................................................................................................................................ 5-37
Features of Machine .............................................................................................................................................. 5-38
Information about Versions .................................................................................................................................... 5-39
Chapter 6 Operation of Machine
1. Operating Procedures.............................................................................................................................................. 6-2
1-1 Power Source .................................................................................................................................................... 6-2
1-2 Preparation for Embroidering............................................................................................................................. 6-2
2. Machine Stop ............................................................................................................................................................ 6-3
2-1 Stopping the Machine ........................................................................................................................................ 6-3
2-2 Emergency Stop of the Machine........................................................................................................................ 6-3
2-3 Resetting Emergency Stop ................................................................................................................................ 6-3
3. Measures against Thread Breakage ....................................................................................................................... 6-4
3-1 Remedies .......................................................................................................................................................... 6-4
3-2 Mending............................................................................................................................................................. 6-5
4. Jog Embroidering..................................................................................................................................................... 6-7
5. Hoop Feed Position.................................................................................................................................................. 6-8
6. Area Check................................................................................................................................................................ 6-9
6-1 External Tracing................................................................................................................................................. 6-9
6-2 Automatic Hoop Movement in Area ................................................................................................................... 6-9
7. Jog Switches........................................................................................................................................................... 6-10
7-1 Hoop Movement to Start Position .................................................................................................................... 6-10
7-2 Inching Mode during Embroidering (Forcible Hoop Movement) ...................................................................... 6-11
8. Detection of Home position ................................................................................................................................... 6-12
Chapter 7 Maintenance
1. Cleaning .................................................................................................................................................................... 7-2
1-1 Cleaning and Lubrication of Rotary Hook .......................................................................................................... 7-2
1-2 Cleaning of Needle Plate................................................................................................................................... 7-3
2. Oiling ......................................................................................................................................................................... 7-4
2-1 Head.................................................................................................................................................................. 7-4
2-2 Lower shaft ........................................................................................................................................................ 7-5
3. Greasing.................................................................................................................................................................... 7-6
3-1 Cam grooves ..................................................................................................................................................... 7-6
3-2 Lower gear ........................................................................................................................................................ 7-8
3-3 Diving shaft........................................................................................................................................................ 7-8
3-4 Needle bar flip-up mechanism ........................................................................................................................... 7-9
3-5 Feed Guide Section......................................................................................................................................... 7-10
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Chapter 8
Adjustment
1. Adjusting Needle Bar Height....................................................................................................................................8-2
2. Attachment and Adjustment of Rotary Hook ..........................................................................................................8-6
3. Adjustment of Presser Foot Height .........................................................................................................................8-8
4. Adjustment of Thread Trimmer ................................................................................................................................8-9
4-1 Attaching the Fixed Knife ...................................................................................................................................8-9
4-2 Checking the Movable Knife Position.................................................................................................................8-9
5. Thread Wiper Adjustment ......................................................................................................................................8-12
Chapter 9 Error code list
Chapter 10 Troubleshooting
Mechanical Section.....................................................................................................................................................10-2
Electrical Section ........................................................................................................................................................10-4
Chapter 11 Connection and Installation of Optional Equipment
1. Attaching Bobbin Winder .......................................................................................................................................11-2
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Chapter 1
Preparation of Embroidery Machine
Chapter 1 Preparations of operation
1. Specifications
Embroidery machine used
12 needle six-head embroidery
machine
Application
Pattern embroidery
Sewing speed
Maximum 1000 rpm
Distance between heads
360 mm
Maximum feed range
12 needle four-head embroidery
machine
450 (V) × 360 (H) mm
95 (V) × 360 (H) mm (With cap frame)
450 (V) × 360 (H) mm (With sash frame)
Sewing area
430 (V) × 300 (H) mm (With maximum-size tubular square hoop/flat hoop)
85 (V) × 360 (H) mm (With cap frame)
Feed system
By timing belt and stepping motor drive
Stitch length
0.1 ~ 12.7 mm (minimum pitch: 0.1 mm)
3.5 2DD floppy disk (Tajima format)
3.5 2HD floppy disk (the equivalent to Tajima format)
Storage medium
3.5 2DD floppy disk (Barudan FDR/FMC format)
3.5 2DD floppy disk (ZSK format)
3.5 floppy disk (brother ECS format)
Thread trimming
Automatic thread trimmer
Thread breakage detect
Upper and lower thread breakage detector
Power supply
Weight
Dimensions
Options
1-2
Single phase 200 V, 220 V, 230 V, 240 V,1.1 kVA
Flourescent lamp: 92VA 49W (Maximum)
700 kg
600kg
(Before assembly)
3040 (W) × 810 (L) × 1400 (H) mm
(Before assembly)
2320 (W) × 810 (L) × 1400 (H) mm
(After setup)
3040 (W) × 1360 (L) × 1750 (H) mm
(After setup)
2320 (W) × 1360 (L) × 1750 (H) mm
Embroidery hoops in different sizes,
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Bobbin winder
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Accessories
Embroidery hoop
Standard Accessories
Optional Accessories
• Tubular square hoop 26 × 43
(6 head: 6, 4 head: 4)
• Holder base 30 × 43
(6 head: 6, 4 head: 4)
Other embroidery hoops in different sizes
• Tubular round arm set
(6 head: 7, 4 head: 5)
• Sash frame assembly
* Other Tajima embroidery hoops that can
be used with BE-1201A-AC etc.
• Cap frame (6 head: 6, 4 head: 4)
Cap frame drive assembly
(6 head: 6, 4 head: 4)
Base frame set
(6 head: 12, 4 head: 8)
Set frame base set (1)
Others
Table assembly
• Bobbin winder
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2. Names of Machine Components
Fluorescent lamp switch
Flat / Cap hoop select switch
Operation panel
Thread tension dial
Thread tension base switch
Thread guide C
Thread guide B
STEP BACK /
FWD switch
Cotton
stand
Thread guide A
Fluorescent lamp
switch
Table
Power switch
Emergency stop
switch
Start switch
Stop switch
Leg
Control box
Rotary hook cover (Safety device)
Main power switch
The machine heads are numbered 1 to 6 (1 to 4 in four head models) from the right front.
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3. Installation
DANGER
Embroidery machines should be installed only
by trained engineers.
Electric wiring should be laid by your
distributor or electric experts.
Install a machine in a place away from a highfrequency welding machine or other machines that
may generate a strong electric noise. Failure to
do so may cause the embroidery machine to
malfunction.
The sewing machine weights more than
700 Kg (600 Kg in four head models).
Be sure to connect the ground. If the ground
connection is not secure, you run a high risk of
receiving a serious electric shock, and problems
with correct operation may also occur.
Do not connect the power source until
installation is completed. Doing so may start
the machine unintentionally through an
accidental activation of the START switch,
resulting in bodily injuries.
Secure the machine with the adjustment bolts on
the sound floor so that it will not move.
The installation should be carried out by four
or more people.
After installation is completed, get the power supply from a dedicated outlet.
When connecting multiple machines, exercise care not to exceed the capacity of the outlet.
3-1 Transportation of Machine
When relocating the machine, push the steel frame. Never push the cover or carriage.
! When using a fork lift
The central seal
Lift forks
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Viewing the machine from the back, position their center at the central seal, insert the forks under
the legs and lift the machine.
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! When using a crane
Belt
More than
More than
45°
45°
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Hook on the eyebolts with each belt to lift up the machine.
When lifting the machine, make sure that the belts do not contact the machine table or the tension
plate.
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3-2 Installation of Machine
[5]
[1]
[4]
[3]
[2]
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1.
Place Footboard [4], a rubber cushion 10 [3] (provided with the machine), and PE sheet [2] under
each of four adjustment bolts M20 [1]. The Footboard must be on the rubber cushion.
2.
Fit four adjustment bolts M20 [1] into the hole of Footboard [4], and adjust the embroidery machine
in height.
The adjustment must be made in such a manner that the four bolts are under an equal load when
the machine is placed down. (To lower adjustment bolt M20 [1], turn it in the direction of the arrow.)
Also, the casters should be raised.
3.
After adjusting four adjustment bolts M20 [1], turn nuts M20 [5] in the direction of the arrow to
fasten them.
If the floor is not strong enough, the embroidery machine may be rocked during operation. In such a
case, it is recommended that a secure base of concrete be placed below the embroidery machine.
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3-3 Preparation of Needle Bar Case
[1]
[2]
[3]
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Repeat the procedures below for all the heads:
1.
1-8
Unscrew the screw [1], then detach the bracket [3] and pin [2].
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3-4 Mounting of Table
! Preparation for mounting the table
Table guide bridge
[1]
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• This operation is required only when the table set is purchased separately from the machine.
• The table is a standard attachment.
1.
Tentatively mount 4 (3 in four-head models) table supports Front [1] on the leg front using 4 bolts
each.
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! For embroidering with tubular square hoop or cap frame (lower position)
[6]
[7]
[4]
[6]
[8]
[5]
[3]
[2]
[1]
[5]
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1.
Attach four hexagon socket head cap screws to each of table parts R [1], M [2](six head models
only), and L [3] from the back.
2.
Put the table backing plate [4] of each table on to the table guide bridge [5], and slide to the other
side. Insert the table backing plate [4] into the table backing rubber on the table support Rear [6].
3.
Adjust table supports front [7] in height so as to make the table parallel with the floor.
4.
Tighten all hexagon socket head cap screws [8] firmly.
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! For embroidering with flat hoop/sash frame (upper position)
[5]
[4]
[2]
[3]
[1]
[7]
[6]
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1.
Attach four hexagon socket head cap screws to each of table parts R [1], M [2](six head models
only), and L [3] from the back.
2.
Insert the table backing plate [4] of each table into the table backing rubber on the table support
Middle [5].
3.
Adjust the height of the table support Front [6] to be even with the upper surface of the bed.
4.
Tighten all hexagon socket head cap screws firmly.
5.
Attach four(three in four head models) thumb bolts to the lower front steel pipe of the leg section.
Fasten the table and the leg section using table stays (4 pcs(3pcs in four head models)) [7].
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3-5 Mounting of Cotton Stand
Thread guide A
Thread guide B
Thread guide C
[5]
Front
[4]
[3]
[6]
[1]
[2]
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1.
Attach the cotton stand bars[2] to the cotton stand assembly[1].
2.
Attach four thread guide support bars [3] to the cotton stand assembly [1], while fitting into the four
holes.
3.
Mount the thread guide assembly [4] on the thread guide support bars [3] using the four screws
[5].
•When mounting, use one flat washer [6] below the thread guide support bar [3].
•Pay careful attention to the front and back directions of the thread guides (A, B, C).
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3-6 Lubrication to Needle Bar Case
Proper lubrication is necessary for keeping the machine head in good condition.
CAUTION
Turn off the power switch before starting any cleaning work, otherwise the machine may operate if the
start switch is pressed by mistake, which could result in injury.
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Before operating the machine for the first time after unpacking or after leaving the machine without
operation for a long period of time, supply one or two drops of oil to each needle bar from the oil supply
holes of the lower cover.
• Use the Brother’s specified oil (Nippon Oil, Embroidery Lube 10N; VG10) for this.
• Supplying an excessive amount of oil will cause dripping onto the material.
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3-7 Grounding
CAUTION
Perform a grounding cable connection.
malfunction.
Failure to do so may result in electric shock or machine
Grounding cable
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When connecting the power supply, make sure to connect it to the grounding cable (with green and yellow
stripes). When plugging in the outlet, use a plug suited to the outlet.
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4. Preparation for Embroidering
CAUTION
Turn off the power switch before starting preparation.
Failure to do so may start the machine unintentionally through an accidental activation of the START
switch, resulting in bodily injuries.
4-1 Upper Threading
[1]
Needle bar
No.3, 6, 9, 12
No.2, 5, 8, 11
[2]
Thread Guide
tension disc
No.1, 4, 7, 10
[3]
Tension
stand inner
thread guide
Rotary
disc
Spring
[4]
Tension stand lower
thread guide
Inner thread guide
[5]
Lower thread
guide
[6]
Needle bar
thread guide
Pressure foot
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1.
Pass an upper thread from the cotton stand through the hole of the thread guide right above each
cotton stand bar. Pass the thread from the back to the front hole.
The cotton stand (top view)
Pass a thread in the order
indicated in the figure.
Front
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2.
Pass the thread through the upper hole of the pretension[1]. Push up the thread guide tension
disc with your finger, and pass it from the left to the lower hole.
3.
Pass the thread through the upper hole of the 2nd pretension. Push up the thread guide tension
disc[2] with your finger, and pass it from the left to the lower hole.
4.
Wind the thread clockwise once around the rotary disc and place it on the spring.
5.
Pass the thread through the hole of tension stand inner thread guide [3].
6.
After passing the thread through the hole of tension stand lower thread guide [4], insert the thread
into the right side of the inner thread guide and pass it through the hole of the thread take-up.
7.
Bring the thread back to the inner thread guide.
section.
8.
Pass the thread through the hole of the wire of the needle bar thread guide [6] and pass it through
the needle eye. Pass it through the presser foot. Pass it to presser spring at the front of lower
thread guide [5].
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Insert the thread into the hole from the upper
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4-2 Replacement of Bobbin
Remove dust, lint and oil from the bobbin case before replacement.
! Removing bobbin case
[2]
[1]
[3]
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1.
Open the rotary hook cover [1].
2.
Hold the knob [2] and take out the bobbin case.
3.
Close the knob and take out the bobbin [3].
! Replacing bobbin
Pull out by
about 50 mm
[4]
[5]
[5]
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1.
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[6]
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Put a new bobbin in the bobbin case.
Check the winding direction.
Check that the bobbin is pushed out of the bobbin case by about 0.5 mm. If not, the slip prevention
spring of the bobbin case does not work. Adjust the height of the spring or replace it with a new one.
Bobbin
0.5mm
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2.
Slide the thread under the tension spring [5] through the notch [4].
3.
Pull out the thread from the hole of the tension spring [5].
4.
Pull out the thread by about 50 mm.
5.
Pass the thread through the thread guide [6].
! Attaching bobbin case
[2]
[1]
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1.
Hold the knob [2] and attach the bobbin case securely.
2.
Close the rotary hook cover [1].
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4-3 Replacing and Selecting Needle
* Relationship between materials and needles
Material
Needle
Denim
Leather
Handkerchief
Shirt
Towel
Needle thickness
#14,
#16, #18
DB × K5
#9, #10
#11,
#12, #13
! Selecting needle
• When using special threads such as gold, silver, and rame yarn, use a heavy-duty needle (#11~
#16). For better finish, paste the waxed paper on the back of the material.
• In general, use DB×K5 #11 ~ #18 according to the material thickness. For knitted materials, use
DB×K23 #11 because its rounded point prevents the knit thread from breaking.
[1]
[2]
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! Removing needle
Loosen the set screw [1] and remove the needle [2].
! Attaching needle
With the flat side facing the front, insert the needle all the way until it meets the end of the needle bar.
Tighten the set screw [1] firmly.
• Set the needle so that the notched part will come on the rotary hook side.
• The needle should not be angled to the left (when viewed from the front).
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4-4 Attachment of Embroidery Hoop and Frame
! Tubular square hoop
[1]
[4]
[2]
[5]
[3]
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1.
Loosen the thumb bolt M6 [1] to draw it to the center.
2.
Align the positioning hole on the tubular round arm frame [4] with the positioning pin [3] (S58665)
on the X-feed sash [5] (S58650), and fit the tubular round arm fixing nut [2] on the back side of the
thumb bolt M6 [1] into the hole on the X-feed sash.
3.
While keeping the nut in the hole, slide the thumb bolt M6 toward the edge and tighten it firmly at
the outermost point.
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! Holder base (optional)
[8]
[9]
[9]
[10]
[11]
[12]
[5]
[1]
Felt
[7]
[1] [3]
Y-axis cover
Table
1mm 1mm
[2]
[4]
[6]
[3]
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Attaching the holder base frame
1.
Set the table. (Refer to “Mounting of Table” on page 1-9.)
2.
Insert the frame connecting plate F [4] into the holder base frame L [1], flat frame C6-360 [2] and
holder base frame R [3], using bolts and washers.
[When using the machine only with the holder base frame(small)]
Attach the flat frame S connecting plates L [5] and R [6] to the flat frame S6-360 set [7].
Attach the flat frame S connecting plates L [5] and R [6] to the holder base frames L [1] and R [3], using
bolts of 4×12 and washers of middle 4.
3.
Remove 4 bolts [9] from the front of X-feed sash [8].
4.
Put the frame connecting plates L [10] and R [11] on the X-feed sash [8]. Fix them with bolts and
washers.
5.
Check that the clearance between the mounted flat frame C6-360 [2] and the table is even when
viewed from the machine front.
If adjustments are needed, loosen bolts of the F table support Front [12] and move it in the
direction of the arrow.
6.
Tighten each bolt securely after the adjustment is completed.
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Attaching the holder base
1.
Mount the holder base vertically to the X-axis feed sash [1] and flat frame C6-360 [2] using the
thumb bolts [3].
[3]
[1]
[3]
[2]
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! Sash frame (optional)
[2]
[1]
[3]
[1]
[4]
[5]
[3]
[6]
[4]
[5]
[6]
[3]
[3]
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Attaching the sash frame
1.
Set the table. (Refer to "3-4 Mounting of Table" (Page 1-9) for details.)
2.
Mount two vertical sash frames [1] on the holder base frames L and R, and two horizontal sash
frames [2] on the X-axis feed sash [3] and the holder base frame C6-360 [4], using the screws.
3.
Set the material. Then set sash clips 290 [5] horizontally and set sash clips 220 [6] vertically.
Six head models: Sash clips 290 12 units, sash clips 220 10 units
Four head models: Sash clips 290 10 units, sash clips 220 6 units
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4-5 Adjustment of Thread Tension
! Adjustment of upper thread
0.8~1.4N
Upper stitch width
Upper
thread
Lower stitch width
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Lower
thread
W1249Q
Adjust upper thread tension to 0.8~1.4N when the thread is pulled at the needle bar thread guide.
* Correct adjustment
Turn the upper thread tension dial so that the needle thread can be pulled to the back of the material
and that the lower stitch width will be about 1/3 of the upper stitch width.
! Adjustment of tension spring
[1]
[2]
[3]
6~8mm
14mm
0.2~0.3N
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1.
The standard height of the tension spring is the point from where the upper thread comes down by
about 14 mm when it is pulled with certain tension which does not pull out the thread.
2.
The standard force of the tension spring is 0.2 to 0.3 N at the start of the motion when it is pulled in
the direction illustrated.
Adjust it so that the tension spring does not move when the upper thread is pulled out slowly from
the presser foot.
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3.
For adjusting the height, loosen the screw [1] and turn the tension spring bracket [2].
4.
For adjusting the tension spring force, insert a driver tip in the groove of the thread tension bar [3]
and turn it.
! Lower thread tension
To tighten
To loosen
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The standard tension of the lower thread is 0.15 ~ 0.3N.
This tension may vary depending on the used thread. In general, press the bobbin case to a smooth
vertical surface and hang the designated number of coins. Turn the thread tension screw so that the
lower thread will come out smoothly.
Check that the bobbin is pushed out of the bobbin case by about 0.5 mm. If not, the slip prevention spring
of the bobbin case does not work. Adjust the spring in height or replace it with a new one. (Refer to
“Replacing Bobbin” on page 1-17.)
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We recommend the use of the optional gauge set TM-3 (S59956-001).
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Chapter 2
Embroidering Procedures
After installation of machine start embroidering.
This chapter explains about the operation panel
on the machine as well as precautions for the
actual embroidering process.
Chapter 2 Embroidering Procedures
Functions of Operation Panel
Operation Panel
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Starts embroidering.
Restarts after moving the carriage to embroidering start position by using the jog switch.
Restarts embroidering after a suspension.
Cancels errors during embroidering.
Suspends embroidering.
Sewing without home position detection (i.e. the frame does not move) is available when turning on the power
with this key pressed.
Selects sewing data. (→ "Chapter 3 Selection of Data and Embroidering" page 3-1)
Specifies a sequence of colors (sequence of needle changes) in sewing data.
(→ "Setting of Needle Bars" page 5-4)
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Edits sewing data. (→ "Chapter 4 Editing of Embroidering Data" page 4-1)
Sets the upper thread breakage sensor. (→ "Thread Breakage Sensor" page 5-6)
Machine motions can be set. (→ "Chapter 5 Setting" page 5-1)
Trims thread during suspension.
Moves the hoop to a preset hoop retract position. When this switch is pressed again, the hoop returns to the
previous position.
Checks the embroidering area.
Moves the hoop automatically into the embroidering area when the embroidery position is out of the area.
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Used for selecting data and setting functions.
Turning on the power with
key pressed will display the memory clear selection screen.
Selects the flat or cap hoop. This selection should be done before turning the power ON to the machine.
The setting will not be changed if the selection is done after turning the power OFF.
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Moves the hoop.
Step-back or forward is available during suspension. (Use
Changes the speed range during embroidering (Use
switches only.)
switches only).
Carries out inching of the hoop when the switch is pressed in the inching mode.
Move the cursor for selecting sewing data and an icon.
Turning on the power with
key pressed will display the test mode screen.
Moves the needle bar. The needle moves by the diameter every time this switch is pressed.
Change to the screen for selecting sewing data.
Operation panel
Contrast volume
Adjusts the screen contrast.
SBUS interface connector
Not used (Do not connects anything.)
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RS-232C interface connector
Connect personal computer with BE-100 installed, etc.
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Switches at Machine Heads
Step back switch
Step forward switch
Start switch
Stop switch
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! Stop switch
Stops embroidering operation. "Release stop SW to operate!"
soon as the machine stops.
Refer to "Stopping the machine" ( page 6-3) to stop flashing.
is displayed on the screen as
In BE-1206B-BC models, this switch is located between the head 2 and 3, and also between the
head 5 and 6.
In BE-1204B-BC models, this switch is located between the head 1 and 2, and also between the
head 3 and 4.
! Start switch
Starts embroidering. Holding down this switch executes embroidering at a low speed.
When resuming embroidering after a stop, release stop before pressing this switch.
"Stopping the machine" ( page 6-3) for details.
Refer to
In BE-1206B-BC models, this switch is located between the head 2 and 3, and also between the
head 5 and 6.
In BE-1204B-BC models, this switch is located between the head 1 and 2, and also between the
head 3 and 4.
! STEP BACK/FWD switch
When BACK switch is pressed, the machine steps back. When FWD switch is pressed, the
machine steps forward. If you keep the switch pressed for a while, the machine will continue
stepping even after you let the switch alone.
If any error occurs, it can be reset.
When the sewing is suspended during the area checking, pushing this switch can move the head to
the previous or the next vertex of the outlined rectangle pattern.
In BE-1206B-BC models, switches are located between the head 1 and 2, and also between the
head 5 and 6.
In BE-1204B-BC models, switches are located between the head 1 and 2, and also between the
head 3 and 4.
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Lamps and switches on the thread tension stand
The thread tension stand has lamps and switches mounted on it.
Switches can set movements of the heads such as to drive, to suspend or mending, and those
statuses can be checked by lamps.
Thread tension stand lamp
Thread tension stand switch
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! Thread tension stand lamp
Shows statuses of each head of the machine.
Lamp illumination
Off
Machine head status
The head is suspended
The head is not suspended but its mending is set to OFF.
Some other head has an error.
Illuminates green
The head is ready to drive.
Blinks green
The head has an error. Blinking will change into illuminating when the error is cleared.
Blinks red
The head has a thread breakage error. Blinking will change into illuminating when the
error is cleared.
! Thread tension stand switch
Sets drive/suspend of each head and ON/OFF of the mending.
Mending is a function to drive or suspend the head for the specified time period when the machine
steps back during embroidering.
• Switching of drive/suspend should be done when the machine is stopped.
• Switching of the mending should be done when the machine is suspended during embroidering.
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Flip the switch up to
suspend the head.
Flip up the switch further to
switch ON/OFF the mending.
Flip the switch down
to suspend the head.
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Flowchart of Preparation for Embroidering
Turn on the machine power. (→ page 2-8).
Retrieve the embroidery data (→ page 2-9).
"Chapter 3 Selection of Data and Embroidering" (→ page 3-1)
Edit the retrieved embroidery data.
"Chapter 4 Editing of Embroidering Data" (→ page 4-1)
Press
Press
on the operation panel.
on the operation panel.
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Turn on the Machine Power
Main power switch
Emergency stop switch
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Power switch
Flat / Cap hoop select switch
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1.
Turn on the main power switch.
2.
Reset the emergency stop switch.
3.
Change the Flat / Cap hoop select switch on the operation panel according to the hoop to be used.
4.
Press the power switch.
5.
A message is displayed on the LCD as soon as the power is turned ON.
BE-1204B-BC
BE-1206B-BC
6.
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The alarm sounds three times. The hoop moves back to the zero point and the sewing screen is
displayed.
The speed range and actual speed is displayed.
A sequence of changing colors is displayed.
A sequence of colors is displayed.
A total number of stitches is displayed.
A data name is displayed.
A number of colors registered in data is displayed.
A kind of hoop is displayed.
Operational icons are basically displayed; however, some icons,
such as
, may not be on the screen.
An angle at which the hoop feeding finishes is displayed.
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Retrieve the Embroidery Data
The description in this section is based on the method of reading data which is registered in the
memory unit of the machine.
Refer to "Selection of Data" (→ Page 3-3) for details.
1.
Press
switch.
Data saved in the machine is displayed.
2.
Select a screen by pressing
.
keys, and select required data by pressing ten keys or
When using ten keys for data selection, input a numerical figure (1 ~ 9) which indicates each data
name. Required embroidery data is selected and read.
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3.
Press
key.
Required embroidery data is selected and read.
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Selected embroidery data is read.
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Start Embroidering
1.
Press
2.
Press
to check the embroidering area.
to start embroidering.
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Sewing is started and the next screen is displayed.
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Chapter 3
Selection of Data and Embroidering
This Chapter describes how to select embroidery data in order to start embroidering.
Chapter 3 Selection of Data and Embroidering
What Can the Machine Do?
Selection of Embroidery Data
Registration of data from the floppy disk (→ Page 3-3)
Reading of data from the memory (→ Page 3-7)
Registration of data created by BE-100 (→ Page 3-8)
(These icons are displayed in the lower right of the screen.)
Modification of data name (→ Page 3-13)
Deletion of embroidery data (→ Page 3-9)
Embroidering Operation
Embroidering start (→ Page 3-17)
Embroidering feedhold (→ Page 3-18)
Embroidering cancel (→ Page 3-18)
Step forward/step back (→ Page 3-19)
Step forward (back) stitch by stitch
Step forward (back) by every 10 stitches
Step forward (back) by every 100 stitches
Step forward (back) until a next color change
Step forward (back) to the embroidering start point of a next pattern
Step forward (back) by a specified number of stitches
(→ Page 3-19)
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Selection of Data
Select data in order to start sewing.
! Data to use for actual embroidering is selected from data registered in the machine memory. A
maximum of 45 kinds or 480,000 stitches of embroidery data can be registered in the machine
memory; however, depending on the combination of embroidery data, the number of pieces or total
stitches available may become less.
! When using data in a floppy disk or in BES-100E, register it in the machine memory once before
selection.
If there is no space in the machine memory, delete unnecessary data to make a space.
Registration
Machine memory
Data in a floppy disk
Data created by BES-100E
Reading
Sewing
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Registration of Embroidery Data from Floppy Disk
Register embroidery data from a floppy disk into the machine memory.
! Types of data to be registered are as shown below.
• DOS-formatted data
Data format
Extension
ECS
Data with a name of [xxxx.ECS]
Tajima
Data with a name of [xxxx.DST]
Barudan
Data with a name of [xxxx.DSB]
Zanks (ZSK)
Data with a name of [xxxx.DSZ]
Data received from BE-100
Data with a name of [xxxx.STH]
Icon
(These icons are displayed in the lower right of the screen.)
• Other data
Data format
Icon
Barudan FDR
Barudan FMC
Zanks ZSK
(These icons are displayed in the lower right of the screen.)
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Loading and Loading of Floppy Disk
1.
When loading a floppy disk, set it straight with the labeled surface facing this side.
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2.
When unloading a floppy disk, press the eject switch.
3.
When it comes out, pull it straight.
When the access lamp if ON, never press the eject switch. Otherwise, embroidery data in the floppy
disk may be destroyed.
Eject switch
Access lamp
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Registration of Sewing Data into Machine Memory
1.
Load a floppy disk with sewing data.
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2.
Press
.
3.
Select a screen for data registration by pressing
.
Currently displayed screen
No. of screens to be selected
Data in machine memory
Currently selected
embroidery data
Number of stitches in selected
embroidery data
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When there is no data
4.
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Select an area for registration, using ten keys or
, then press
.
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A space available is automatically selected.
automatically locates the first space in the memory.
Pressing
5.
Data in the floppy disk is displayed.
Press
to select a screen.
Currently displayed screen
No. of screens to be selected
Data in floppy disk
Icon indicating a kind of selected data
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Pressing
displays a pattern name.
Name of a selected embroidery pattern
(It may be the same as a file name.)
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6.
Select data to register by pressing ten keys or
then press
.
Data is newly registered in the machine memory.
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Select embroidery data and press
. The selected data is automatically registered in the memory
and the machine enters a standby status.
If registration is done without loading a floppy disk, the following screen is displayed after the step 4 is
finished.
Load a floppy disk for data registration.
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Reading from Memory
Data to use for sewing can be selected from the machine memory.
! A maximum 45 kinds or 480,000 stitches of embroidery data can be registered in the memory.
1.
Press
.
Embroidery data registered in the memory is displayed.
2.
Select a screen by pressing
.
Currently displayed screen
No. of screens to be selected
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3.
Select embroidery data to read by pressing ten keys or
.
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4.
Press
.
Embroidery data is selected and read.
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When a free space is specified in the memory, a screen for reading data from the floppy disk is
displayed.
Refer to "Registration of Sewing Data into Machine Memory" (steps 5 and afterward on Page 3-5).
5.
The initial screen is displayed.
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Registration of Embroidery Data from BES-100E
Connect the operation panel and the personal computer with BES-100E installed in order to
register the embroidery data into the machine memory.
1.
Connect the personal computer with BES-100E installed and the operation panel by means of the
RS-232C cable.
Personal computer with BES-100E installed
Operation panel
Dedicated communication cable (Option)
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2.
Press the
.
3.
Select the data registration screen by pressing the
.
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4.
Select an area for data registration by pressing ten keys or
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5.
Press the
.
When a floppy disk is set
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When no floppy disk is set
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key.
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6.
Prepare the BES-100E, and then press the
.
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7.
The BES-100E embroidery data is displayed.
Press the
and select a required screen.
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8.
Select embroidery data to register by pressing ten keys or
, and then press the
key.
The data is registered in the machine memory.
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Deletion of Embroidery Data from Machine Memory
Embroidery data can be deleted from the machine memory.
1.
Press
.
A list of registered data is displayed.
2.
Select a screen by pressing
.
Currently displayed screen
No. of screens to be selected
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3.
Select embroidery data to delete by pressing ten keys or
.
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4.
When
is pressed, the confirmation message is displayed.
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5.
When
key is pressed, selected embroidery data is deleted from the memory.
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When deleting embroidery data in the machine memory entirely:
All embroidery data can be deleted from the machine memory.
1.
Turn ON the power to the machine while pressing
.
The confirmation message is displayed.
2.
Confirm the description to delete, press switch.
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Delete all embroidery data.
Reset settings.
Delete all embroidery data and reset settings.
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Tape Reader Input Setting
The followings describe how to input data from the tape reader.
! Tape reader is required in the registration of tape data.
! Confirm that the tape reader is connected properly to the operation panel before the operation.
! Compatible data formats for the reading are the followings:
• TAJIMA
• BARUDAN
• ZSK
! The data transfer rates of the tape reader and the embroidery machine have to be synchronized
each other before sewing.
! The stored data in the memory is titled as “Tape Date”.
1.
Turn on the power switch of the tape reader.
2.
Set the tape to read after the READ button is illuminated.
Power switch
READ button
Paper tape
3.
Set device to read from to
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memory.
Refer to “Automatic input setting” (→ page 5-34) for the setting procedure.
4.
Press
four times.
The tape data selection screen is shown.
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5.
Choose the type of the tape data with
keys.
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6.
Press
.
The data will be read now.
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Modification of Embroidery Data Name
Name of embroidery data registered in the machine memory can be modified.
This example shows how to modify the data name "FLOWER" to "TEST003".
! A maximum number of characters to use for an embroidery data name is 8.
! The following kinds of characters can be used.
! It is impossible to input a " . " or space.
Alphabetical characters (A~Z) Numerical characters (0~9)
Use
through
. An input character changes depending on the number of times each is
pressed as shown below.
1 time
1 time
5 times
4times
3 times
2 times
4times
3 times
2 times
_ (underbar), - (hyphen)
Use
.
3 times
2 times
1.
Press
.
Embroidery data saved in the memory is displayed.
2.
A list of embroidery data is displayed.
Select a screen by pressing
.
Currently displayed screen
No. of screens to be selected
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Select embroidery data to modify the name by pressing ten keys or
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4.
Press
.
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When selected data has a pattern name, the name is displayed.
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5.
Input a new data name by pressing ten keys.
When modifying embroidery data names entirely
6.
Pressing
deletes currently reversed characters.
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7.
Press
twice.
"T" is input.
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8.
Press
three times.
"E" is input.
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9.
Press
five times.
"S" is input.
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Press the
key once again.
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10. Press
twice.
"T" is input.
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11. Press
once.
"0" is input.
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12. Press
.
When inputting the same character continuously, press the
to move the cursor to the right.
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13. Press
once.
"0" is input.
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14. Press
once.
"3" is input.
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15. After inputting a data name, press
.
A data name is modified by the above procedures.
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When modifying only one character:
[FLNWER] can be modified to [FLOWER] in the following procedures.
6.
Press
.
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7.
Press
twice and display "N" reversely.
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8.
Press
.
"N" is deleted.
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9.
Press
four times.
"O" is input.
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10. Press
.
A data name is modified by the above procedures.
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Chapter 3 Selection of Data and Embroidering
Sewing Operation
Before Starting Sewing
Select a hoop to set on the machine.
! The following operation should be done before turning the power ON to the machine. Otherwise, it
will damage the hoop.
1.
Select either the flat hoop or cap hoop, using FLAT or CAP switch on the operation panel.
When a flat or tabular hoop, or a sash frame is set on the machine, select [FLAT].
When a cap hoop is set, select [CAP].
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2.
Specify an embroidery hoop set on the machine, referring to "Embroidery Hoop" (→ Page 5-9).
Starting Sewing Operation
! For details of specifying a sewing start position, refer to "Registration of Sewing Start Position" (→
Page 5-18).
! When
is pressed while the message "Area over" is indicated on the screen, a dialog box is
displayed for confirming whether or not to start sewing forcibly.
starts sewing;
Pressing
however, depending on the start position, an interference with the frame may occur.
added care when doing so.
1.
Check that sewing data has been selected, then press
Exercise
.
Sewing is started.
The current embroidering status is indicated.
Indicates a sequence of color changes.
No. of current stitches
Indicates a name of data currently used for sewing.
Indicates the number of data currently used for sewing.
Currently selected speed range
The range can be modified by pressing
.
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Feedhold and Cancellation of Sewing
Feedhold
1.
Press
.
Sewing is interrupted.
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Cancellation
1.
Press
while sewing is interrupted.
When repetition of patterns is set, a pattern which is currently being sewn is canceled.
canceling all patterns, press
once again.
2.
A message for confirmation is displayed. When canceling sewing, press
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When
Chapter 3 Selection of Data and Embroidering
Step Forward and Step-Back
Stitches can be advanced (step forward) or retracted (step-back) without sewing.
Step Forward/Step-Back Mode
1.
Press
when selecting either mode before starting sewing and press
mode during sewing.
when selecting a
Setting Amount or Timing of Step Forward/Step-Back
A step forward/step-back amount or timing can be selected as described below.
For stepping forward (back) stitch by stitch
For stepping forward (back) by 10 stitches
For stepping forward (back) by 100 stitches
For stepping forward (back) up to the next (previous) color change
For stepping forward up to the sewing start point of a next pattern if repetition
of patterns is set.
Specify the number of stitches for stepping forward (back).
1.
Select a required item as described above by pressing
.
When the number of stitches is specified, the needle steps forward (back) to an input position:
five times.
1.
Press the
2.
Input the number of stitches to move by pressing ten keys.
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3.
Press the
.
The needle steps forward (back) as specified.
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4.
The embroidery head advances (retracts) by a specified number of stitches.
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For Step Forward (Back)
1.
Press
.
Stitches steps forward (back) by a specified amount.
Resuming Sewing
1.
Press
.
Sewing is started.
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Writing the embroidering data
The embroidering data stored in the memory of the machine is written to the floppy disk.
! The format of the data to be written is brother ESC or TAJIMA TFD.
1.
Press the
button.
The embroidering data stored in the memory is displayed.
2.
The list of the embroidering data is displayed.
Select the screen by pressing
.
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3.
Select the embroidering data to be written with numeric keys or
.
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4.
Press the
button.
5.
Designate the thread trimming feed number with
.
It cannot be designated when the ECS data format is selected.
Use numeric keys,
, or the
button to change the file name.
In any data format other than the ECS format
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6.
Highlight the icon of the data format with
with
In the ECS data format
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and designate the format of the data to be written
.
7.
Highlight the edit value validating or invalidating icon with
invalidating of the edit value with
.
8.
Set the formatted floppy disk.
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9.
Press the
button.
The selected embroidering data is stored on the floppy disk.
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Chapter 4
Editing of Embroidering Data
Pressing
on the operation panel after reading embroidering data displays the embroidering
data editing screen. Simple operation by using
embroidering data is available on this screen.
Chapter 4 Editing of Embroidering Data
What Can the Machine Do?
Editing
!
Enlargement/reduction is executed ahead of rotation. When an embroidery pattern is so set to
be rotated by 90° and then enlarged by 2 times in the X-axis direction, the X-axis enlargement is
executed first and rotation by 90° is executed afterwards. Therefore, a pattern is enlarged by 2
times at the sewing point.
Rotation of embroidery pattern (→ Page 4-3)
Enlargement/reduction of embroidery pattern in the X-axis direction
(→ Page 4-4)
Enlargement/reduction of embroidery pattern in the Y-axis direction
(→ Page 4-4)
Mirror pattern (→ Page 4-6)
Right/left mirror pattern
Up/down mirror pattern
Zero point symmetric mirror pattern
No. of repetitions in the horizontal direction (lines) (→ Page 4-8)
No. of repetitions in the vertical direction (rows) (→ Page 4-8)
(
)
Distance in the horizontal direction between two outer hoop centers
(→ Page 4-8)
(
)
Distance in the vertical direction between two outer hoop centers
(→ Page 4-8)
Direction of repetitions (→ Page 4-8)
Horizontal direction from upper left to lower right
Vertical direction from upper right to lower left
Horizontal direction from lower right to upper left
Vertical direction from lower left to upper right
Horizontal direction from upper right to lower left
Vertical direction from upper left to lower right
Horizontal direction from lower left to upper right
Vertical direction from lower right to upper left
0 stitch deletion (→ Page 4-10)
Thread trimming feed number (→ Page 4-10)
Swing width correction (→ Page 4-11)
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Rotation
A pattern can be rotated.
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! A maximum range of rotation is 1 ~ 359 degrees.
! The rotating direction is counterclockwise.
! Rotating angle can be set in either of the following.
By using
Angle can be specified in increments of 90°. Setting of 90°, 180° or 270° is available.
By using ten keys
Angle can be specified in increments of one degree.
1.
Read sewing data.
2.
Press
.
3.
Press
to select an angle or use ten keys to specify an angle.
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4.
Press
.
The initial screen is displayed again.
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Enlargement and Reduction
A pattern can be enlarged or reduced.
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! The enlargement and reduction ratio is 50 ~ 200%.
! The number of stitches does not change even by enlargement or reduction of a pattern. However,
stitches may become too rough or close if enlargement or reduction is excessive.
! There are the following two types of enlargement/reduction.
• Enlargement/reduction at the same ratio in both the X and Y directions
• Enlargement/reduction at different ratios in the X and Y directions
1.
Read sewing data.
2.
Press
.
Enlargement/reduction at the same ratio in the X/Y directions
3.
Press
.
are reversed in black.
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4.
Input enlargement/reduction ratio by pressing ten keys.
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5.
Press
.
The initial screen is displayed again.
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Enlargement/reduction at different ratios in the X/Y directions
3.
twice.
Press
is reversed in black.
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4.
Input enlargement/reduction ratio in the X direction by pressing ten keys.
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5.
Press
.
is reversed in black.
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6.
Input enlargement/reduction ratio in the Y direction by pressing ten keys.
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7.
Press
.
The initial screen is displayed again.
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Mirror
A pattern can be reversed as if it is reflected in the mirror.
Right/left mirror patter
Up/down mirror patter
Zero point-symmetric mirror patter
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! Up/down mirror pattern → Right/left mirror pattern → Zero point-symmetric mirror pattern.
Right/left mirror pattern
The pattern is reversed in the right/left direction on the
basis of the embroidering start point.
Up/down mirror pattern
The pattern is reversed in the up/down direction on the
basis of the embroidering start point.
Zero point-symmetric mirror pattern
The pattern is reversed on the basis of the
embroidering start point.
1.
Sewing data is read.
2.
Press
.
Right/Left Mirror Pattern
3.
Keep pressing
until
is displayed.
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4.
Press
.
The initial screen is displayed again.
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Up/Down Mirror Pattern
3.
Keep pressing
until
is displayed.
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4.
Press
.
The initial screen is displayed again.
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Zero Point-Symmetric Mirror Pattern
3.
Keep pressing
until
is displayed.
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4.
Press
.
The initial screen is displayed again.
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Repetition
A pattern is repeatedly copied as many times as specified.
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! The number of repetitions is 1 ~ 99 in both the vertical (row) and horizontal (line) directions.
! There are the following eight directions of repetitions.
Horizontal direction from upper left to lower right
Vertical direction from upper right to lower left
Horizontal direction from lower right to upper left
Vertical direction from lower left to upper right
Horizontal direction from upper right to lower left
Vertical direction from upper left to lower right
Horizontal direction from lower left to upper right
Vertical direction from lower right to upper left
! There are the following two types of intervals between repetitions.
By setting a distance between the outer hoops of each pattern
By setting a distance between the centers of each pattern
1.
Read sewing data.
2.
Press
3.
Input the number of repetitions in the vertical and horizontal directions, by pressing ten keys.
twice.
The vertical and horizontal directions are changed over by pressing
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4.
Press
.
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5.
Input intervals between repetitions by pressing ten keys.
The vertical and horizontal directions are changed over by pressing
Press
.
for setting a distance between the centers of each pattern.
For setting a distance between
the outer hoops of each pattern
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For setting a distance between
the centers of each pattern
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6.
Select the direction of repetitions by pressing
.
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7.
Press
.
The initial screen is displayed again.
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Other Editing
Setting of other functions related to editing is available.
The following types of setting is available.
0 stitch deletion
For deleting stitches at the same point without stepping forward or back.
This function is previously set to
(for deleting 0stitch) upon shipment.
For deleting 0 stitch
For not deleting 0 stitch
Thread trimming feed
number
For setting the number of feeds for thread trimming
This function is previously set to
(ECS data) or
(Except ECS data)
upon shipment.
~
For thread trimming at the number of feeds indicated on the icon
For not thread trimming by feeding
Swing width correction
For setting the needle swing width correction amount
The correction amount can be set in increments of 0.1mm.
The setting range is -0.5 ~ 2.0mm in both the X and Y directions. (The setting
range is displayed as "-5 ~ 20" on the screen.)
This function is previously set to 0(no swing width correction) upon shipment.
1.
Read sewing data.
2.
Press
three times.
0 Stitch Deletion
3.
Select this function by pressing
.
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4.
Press
after setting is finished.
Press
when setting continuously.
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Thread Trimming Feed Number
3.
Select this function by pressing
.
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4.
Select the number of feeds by pressing
.
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5.
Press
after setting is finished.
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Swing Width Correction
Correction values within -5 ~ 20 can be input. However, excessively large values may result in
distortion of a pattern.
3.
.
Select this function by pressing
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4.
Select a correction amount in the X direction by pressing
.
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5.
Reverse
by pressing.
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6.
Input a correction amount in the Y direction by pressing
.
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7.
Press
after setting is finished.
Press
when setting continuously.
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Chapter 5
Setting
This Chapter describes how to set a sewing
speed, correct trouble including thread breakage and others related to machine motions.
Chapter 5 Setting
What Can the Machine Do?
Setting of Needle Bars
Needle bars allocated in the sequence of embroidering (→ Page 5-4)
Setting of Thread Breakage Sensor
Thread breakage sensor ON/OFF (→ Page 5-6)
Thread breakage sensitivity (→ Page 5-6)
Number of stitches in automatic step back (→ Page 5-7)
Display of total stitch number in automatic step back (→ Page 5-7)
Lower thread counter counts (→ Page 5-8)
Stitch counter indication (→ Page 5-8)
Setting of Machine
Selection of embroidery hoop (→ Page 5-9)
Speed range (→ Page 5-10)
Speed in speed range (→ Page 5-11)
Thread trimming length (→ Page 5-14)
Thread removal feed length (→ Page 5-15)
Inching ON/OFF (→ Page 5-16)
Sewing area (→ Page 5-17)
Resetting of thread breakage error (→ Page 5-12)
Needle bar stop at mending stop point (→ Page 5-12)
Method of thread trimming before thread breakage error (→ Page 5-12)
Method of thread trimming before stop (→ Page 5-12)
Setting of Environment
Return to start point after embroidering end (→ Page 5-20)
Method of reflecting modified machine speed (→ Page 5-21)
Method of checking the embroidery area (→ Page 5-21)
Slow sewing needle number at start-up (→ Page 5-22)
Data transfer speed (→ Page 5-23)
Display language (→ Page 5-24)
Alarm sound (→ Page 5-25)
Motive speed (→ Page 5-26)
Small-pitch deletion (→ Page 5-27)
Auto pause ins. (→ Page 5-28)
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Setting of Lock Stitch
Lock stitch ON/OFF (sewing start position) (→ Page 5-29)
Lock stitch ON/OFF (sewing end position) (→ Page 5-30)
Lock stitch ON/OFF (sewing start position after thread trimming) (→ Page 5-31)
Setting of speed limit in a small pitch
Speed limit in a short pitch (→ Page 5-32)
Display of Information
Display of pattern information (→ Page 5-37)
Features of machine (→ Page 5-38)
Version information (→ Page 5-39)
Feed timing (→ Page 5-33)
Automatic input setting (→ Page 5-34)
Hoop Retract Point
Hoop retract point (→ Page 5-18)
Automatic hoop retract ON/OFF (→ Page 5-19)
Hoop Movement
Registration of embroidering start point (→ Page 5-18)
Movement to registered sewing start point (→ Page 5-19)
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Setting of Needle Bars
Needle bars allocated in the sequence of sewing can be modified.
! This setting is explained on the basis of the BE-1206B-BC screen.
! Either feedhold or hoop retract can be inserted.
.
1.
Press
2.
Select a sewing sequence to modify by pressing
.
The current embroidering sequence is selected while embroidering is interrupted.
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Press
for modifying all sequences at one time.
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3.
Input the number of a needle bar by pressing ten keys.
When inputting a numerical figure exceeding 10, press the
first.
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Insertion of Feedhold
Press
to highlight the position right next to the position to insert the feedhold, then press
.
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Insertion of Hoop Retract
Press
to highlight the position right next to the position to insert the hoop retract, then press
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Chapter 5 Setting
4.
Press
.
Modified setting is saved and the previous screen is displayed again.
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Thread Breakage Sensor
Validity or invalidity and sensitivity of the thread breakage sensor can be set.
Setting of sensor validity/invalidity
! This function is previously set to valid for all heads upon shipment.
! Each pressing on the ten keys or
sensors in the following order:
key will switch the combination of the thread breakage
Upper thread sensor and lower thread sensor both valid
Upper thread sensor valid, lower thread sensor invalid
Invalid
1.
Press
.
2.
Specify the number of a machine head by pressing ten keys and validate or invalidate the thread
breakage sensor.
Each pressing on ten keys will switch the setting to valid or invalid.
Heads with which the sensor is valid
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Pressing on
key will switch the setting of the thread breakage sensor in each head to valid or
invalid.
W0489Q
3.
Press
.
Modified setting is saved and the initial screen or halt screen is displayed again.
Thread Breakage Sensitivity
Sensitivity of the thread breakage sensor can be set.
! The sensitivity can be set within the range of 1 ~ 100. Sensitivity increases as the figure decreases.
! This function is previously set to 10 upon shipments.
twice.
1.
Press
2.
Select the needle bar for which the sensitivity is modified by pressing
.
The number of needle bars changes in the sequence of :
ALL (all needle bars) → 1 → 2 → ... 9 or 12 (max.) → ALL → ...
Selected needle bar
(All needle bars :
W0490Q
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Each needle bar :
)
Chapter 5 Setting
3.
Select
by pressing
.
4.
Input sensitivity of the thread breakage sensor.
W0491Q
5.
Press
.
Modified setting is saved and the previous screen is displayed again.
Automatic Step-Back
The number of stitches to step back automatically in case of a thread breakage can be set.
! Setting can be done within the range of 0 ~ 10 stitches.
! This function is previously set to 0 stitches upon shipments.
twice.
1.
Press
2.
Select
by pressing
.
W0473Q
3.
Input the number of stitches to step back automatically by pressing ten keys.
Pressing
sets whether to execute an extra step-back by a sensitivity amount of the thread
breakage sensor in the automatic step-back mode.
Total number of stitches to step back in
the automatic step-back mode
When stepping back by a sensitivity
amount of the thread breakage sensor
W0492Q
When stepping back by preset number
of stitches
W0493Q
4.
Press
.
Modified setting is saved and the previous screen is displayed again.
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Chapter 5 Setting
Setting of Lower Thread Counter/Stitch Counter
! The lower thread counter reduces the indication each time one pattern is finished. After the
reduction is finished, an error message can be displayed.
! The stitch counter increases the indication stitch by stitch.
! The lower thread counter can be validated or invalidated by pressing
! The stitch counter can be cleared to zero by pressing
.
.
three times.
1.
Press
2.
Input the number of counts of the lower thread counter by pressing ten keys.
Number of stitches
W0494Q
3.
Press
.
Modified setting is saved and the initial screen or halt screen is displayed again.
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Chapter 5 Setting
Setting of Machine
Machine motions can be set.
Embroidery Hoop
Specify a type of an embroidery hoop set on the machine.
! A type of a hoop to be selected varies depending on a type of a hoop (flat or cap) selected by a
switch on the operation panel.
When a flat hoop (FLAT) is selected
Tabular square hoop
Flat hoop
Sash frame
Small flat hoop
Semi-wide cap frame
When a cap hoop (CAP) is selected
Wide cap frame
1.
Press
.
2.
Select
by pressing
.
W0609Q
3.
Press
.
4.
Select a type of a hoop by pressing
.
Currently selected hoop
W0496Q
5.
Press
.
Modified setting is saved and the previous screen is displayed again.
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Chapter 5 Setting
Speed Range
A range of speed for each needle bar can be set.
! This setting is explained on the basis of the BE-1206B-BC screen.
! The speed range can be set within the range of 1 ~ 6.
1.
Press
.
2.
Select
by pressing
.
W0609Q
3.
Press
.
W0610Q
4.
Select a needle bar by pressing
.
When setting the same speed range for all needle bars, press
.
When modifying the speed range for
one needle bar
W0499Q
When modifying the speed range for
all needle bars
W0500Q
5.
Input a required speed range by pressing ten keys.
W0501Q
6.
After modification is finished, press
.
Modified setting is saved and the previous screen is displayed again.
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Chapter 5 Setting
Speed of Each Speed Range
Maximum speed of each range can be set.
! Speed can be input in increments of 10rpm.
! The upper limit of a speed to be set varies depending on a selected hoop.
1.
Press
.
2.
Select
by pressing
.
W0609Q
3.
Press
.
W0611Q
4.
Select a speed range to modify by pressing
.
Upper limit of speed to be set in each range
Maximum speed
Lowest speed
W0503Q
5.
Input a required speed by pressing ten keys.
W0504Q
6.
After modification is finished, press
.
Modified setting is saved and the previous screen is displayed again.
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Chapter 5 Setting
Setting of Mending
Details of mending can be set in case of a thread breakage.
! Contents of each setting item are as described below.
Item
Contents
For setting a mending end point (number of stitches before a thread breakage) within the
range of 1 ~ 10.
This function is previously set to 1 stitches upon shipments.
For setting whether to reset a thread breakage error automatically.
(Manual) upon shipments.
This function is previously set to
For resetting an error automatically
For resetting an error manually
For setting whether to stop embroidering temporarily at the mending end point
For stopping embroidering at the mending end point
For stopping embroidering temporarily at the mending end point and then starting all
heads automatically
For not stopping embroidering at the mending end point and continuing embroidering
Manually trim the lower thread immediately after resetting a thread breakage error if
feeding by stitch back is long (i.e., 40 to 50 mm or more) in this mode.
Set the thread trimming method to
.
For setting a thread trimming method using the
immediately after resetting a thread
breakage error. (This setting is effective only once after resetting the error.)
For trimming both upper and lower threads
For trimming the lower thread only
For not trimming any thread
! Refer to "Mending" (→ Page 6-5).
1.
Press
.
2.
Select
by pressing
.
W0609Q
3.
Press
.
W0612Q
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Chapter 5 Setting
Setting of thread breakage error resetting method
4.
Select
by pressing
.
5.
Press
for modifying a resetting method.
W0507Q
For setting whether to stop embroidering temporarily at the mending stop point
4.
Select
by pressing
5.
Press
and select whether to stop embroidering temporarily.
.
W0508Q
Setting of thread trimming method after stopping
4.
Select a thread trimming method by pressing
.
W0507Q
Setting of mending stop position
4.
Select a stop point (number of stitches before mending) by pressing ten keys.
The machine does not stop if the automatic step-back setting is lower than the input value.
Modify this figure.
W0509Q
After setting all items, press
.
Modified setting is saved and the initial screen is displayed again.
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Chapter 5 Setting
Thread Trimming Length
Length of thread to leave on the needle bar after thread trimming can be set for each needle bar.
! This function is previously set to 5 upon shipments.
1.
Press
.
2.
Select
by pressing
.
W0609Q
3.
Press
.
W0613Q
4.
Select a needle bar to modify by pressing
.
W0511Q
Press
for setting the same speed range for all needle bars.
W0512Q
5.
Input thread length by pressing ten keys.
Thread length can be input within the range of 1 ~ 10.
When inputting "10", press the
first.
Length decreases as the figure decreases.
W0513Q
6.
After setting is finished with all needle bars, press
.
Modified setting is saved and the previous screen is displayed again.
W0514Q
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Chapter 5 Setting
Thread Withdrawal Feed Length
Thread withdrawal length can be set before thread trimming.
! The input range is 0 ~ 100mm.
! This function is previously set to 15mm upon shipments.
1.
Press
.
2.
Select
by pressing
.
W0609Q
3.
Press
.
W0619Q
4.
Input thread withdrawal length by pressing ten keys.
W0516Q
5.
Press
.
Modified setting is saved and the previous screen is displayed again.
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Chapter 5 Setting
Inching
Whether to select the inching mode for thread trimming can be set.
! This function is previously set to selected upon shipments.
1.
Press
.
2.
Select
by pressing
.
W0609Q
3.
Press
.
4.
Set whether to select the inching mode by pressing
.
W0518Q
5.
Press
.
Modified setting is saved and the previous screen is displayed again.
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Chapter 5 Setting
Sewing Area
An allowable area for sewing can be set.
1.
Press
.
2.
Select
by pressing
.
W0609Q
3.
Press
.
W0615Q
4.
Specify coordinates of the upper left of the sewing area. Move the hoop by pressing
.
Indicates a currently set embroidery area
W0521Q
5.
Press
.
Pressing
set a maximum area designated for a currently set hoop.
6.
Specify coordinates of the lower right of the sewing area. Move the hoop by pressing
7.
Press
.
.
Modified setting is saved and the previous screen is displayed again.
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Chapter 5 Setting
Registration of Sewing Start Position
Register a position to start sewing.
! When returning to a registered sewing start position, hold down
1.
Press the
and press
.
key.
The hoop coordinates are displayed.
W0522Q
2.
Shift the hoop to a position to start sewing by pressing the
.
W0523Q
3.
Press
4.
Press the
.
key.
W0616Q
Hoop Retract Point
The hoop basic point (retract point) can be set when sewing is interrupted.
! When restarting sewing after the hoop is retracted during an interrupt, press
1.
Press
2.
Move the hoop by pressing
.
.
.
Current hoop coordinates
W0525Q
3.
Press
.
Modified setting is saved and the initial screen or halt screen is displayed again.
The hoop returns to the initial point.
Cancellation of Setting
1.
Press
once again.
Modified setting is canceled and the initial screen or halt screen is displayed again.
to the initial point.
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The hoop returns
Chapter 5 Setting
Hoop Automatic Retract
Set whether to move the hoop automatically to the retract point at the end of sewing.
! This function is previously set to no hoop automatic retract upon shipments.
1.
Press
2.
Select whether to retract the hoop automatically by pressing
.
.
For automatically retracting the hoop
W0526Q
For not retracting the hoop automatically
W0527Q
3.
Press
.
Modified setting is saved and the initial screen or halt screen is displayed again.
Movement to Registered Sewing Start Point
This operation should be done before starting sewing.
and press
.
1.
Hold down
2.
The hoop moves and the zero point is detected. Then the hoop moves to a registered start point.
W0617Q
W0618Q
W0619Q
3.
The initial screen is displayed again.
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Chapter 5 Setting
Setting of Environment
Return to Start Point
Whether to return to the start point after sewing is finished can be set.
1.
Press
twice.
2.
Select
by pressing
.
W0620Q
3.
Press
4.
Select
.
by pressing
.
W0532Q
5.
Select whether to validate a return to the start point by pressing
When the start point return is valid
W0532Q
When the start point return is invalid
W0533Q
6.
Press
.
Modified setting is saved and the previous screen is displayed again.
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.
Chapter 5 Setting
Speed Range
For setting whether to reflect modified machine speed to all needle bars.
1.
Press
2.
Select
twice.
by pressing
.
W0620Q
3.
Press
4.
Select
.
( or
.
) by pressing
W0534Q
5.
Modify setting by pressing
Press
6.
.
for invalidating the modification.
Press
.
Modified setting is saved and the previous screen is displayed again.
Checking the Embroidery Area
The embroidery area can be checked according to the following procedure.
! The following two checking methods (rectangle and octagon) can be selected.
Item
Contents
Checking by rectangle tracing
Checking by octagon tracing
Checking by rectangle tracing with the needle bar No. 1 used.
Checking by octagon tracing with the needle bar No. 1 used.
1.
Press
2.
Select
twice.
with
.
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Chapter 5 Setting
3.
Press
4.
Press
.
to select
.
W0535Q
5.
Press
to change the settings.
Checking with the rectangle
W0535Q
Checking with the octagon
W0536Q
6.
Press
or
for the selection when using the needle bar No. 1.
Checking with the rectangle (needle bar No. 1)
W0537Q
Checking with the octagon (needle bar No. 1)
W0538Q
7.
Press
.
The changed settings are stored and the previous screen is displayed.
Slow sewing needle number at start-up
Indicates the initial needle number to sew at the lowest speed in the beginning or restarting.
! The setting range is 1 to 10 needles.
1.
Press
2.
Press
two times.
or
to select
.
W0620Q
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Chapter 5 Setting
3.
Press
.
4.
Input the needle number using ten keys.
W0540Q
5.
Press
.
The revised setting is now registered and the screen will return to the previous one.
Setting of RS-232C Communication Speed
Speed for transferring embroidery data between the operation panel and a personal computer
with BE-100 installed.
! The transmission speed can be selected within the range of 9600, 19200, 38400. (unit : bps)
(115200 is used for embroidery network system BES-300N.)
1.
Press
2.
Select
twice.
by pressing
.
W0620Q
3.
Press
.
W0621Q
4.
Select [RS Speed] by pressing
.
W0622Q
5.
Select communication speed by pressing
6.
Press
.
.
Modified setting is saved and the previous screen is displayed again.
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Chapter 5 Setting
Display Language
A language to display on the screen can be set.
! The following languages can be selected.
Display
Contents
JPN
Japanese
Eng
English
Españl
Spanish
fr.
French
Traditional Chinese
IT.
Italian
Portug
Portuguese
1.
Press
2.
Select
twice.
by pressing
.
W0620Q
3.
Press
.
W0621Q
4.
Select [Language] by pressing
.
W0622Q
5.
Select a language to display by pressing
.
W0624Q
6.
Press
.
The previous screen is displayed again with a display in a selected language.
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Chapter 5 Setting
Alarm Sound
Whether to generate a sound in case of an error can be set.
! The following sounds can be set.
ON
A sound is generated until the error is reset.
OFF
A sound is generated twice.
5
A sound is generated five times.
1.
Press
2.
Select
twice.
by pressing
.
W0620Q
3.
Press
.
W0621Q
4.
Select [Beep] by pressing
.
W0622Q
5.
Select a kind of sound by pressing
.
W0625Q
6.
Press
.
Modified setting is saved and the previous screen is displayed again.
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Chapter 5 Setting
Motive Speed
The startup speed of the main shaft can be set.
! The following startup speed can be set.
NOMAL
Starts up the main shaft at the normal speed.
UP
Speeds up the startup speed of the main shaft.
CAP
Speeds up the startup speed of the main shaft when using the cap frame.
FLAT
Speeds up the startup speed of the main shaft when using a frame other than the cap
frame.
1.
Press
2.
Select
twice.
with
.
W0620Q
3.
Press
.
W0621Q
4.
Select "Motive Speed" with
.
W0626Q
5.
Select the type of the startup speed of the main shaft with
.
W0627Q
6.
Press the
button.
The changed settings are stored and the previous screen is displayed.
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Chapter 5 Setting
Small-Pitch Deletion
Stitches less than preset can be deleted.
! Settings in the range of OFF to 1.0 mm (in units of 0.1 mm) are valid. When OFF is chosen, stitch
deletion is not carried out.
! "0.3" is set before shipment.
1.
Press
2.
Select
twice.
with
.
W0620Q
3.
Press
.
W0621Q
4.
Select "Del. small stch" with
.
W0628Q
5.
Select the maximum stitch to be deleted with
.
W0629Q
6.
Press
.
W0630Q
The new setting is saved and calculation is performed.
The previous screen appears.
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Chapter 5 Setting
Automatic pause insertion
A pause signal will be inserted automatically between the same two needle numbers when reading the
DST data which had been set to the needle on the setting screen of needle bar number.
! The following settings are available.
ON
Inserts a pause signal automatically between the same two needle numbers.
OFF
Does not insert pauses.
! Those settings will be retained after turning off the machine.
1.
Press
2.
Select
twice.
by pressing
.
W0620Q
3.
Press
.
W0621Q
4.
Select [ Auto pause ins. ] by pressing
.
W0633Q
5.
Select whether or not to insert a pause automatically by pressing
.
W0634Q
6.
Press
.
The renewed setting is stored and the screen changes into the previous one.
Pressing
5-28
will cancel the modification of the setting.
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Chapter 5 Setting
Lock Stitch
Lock stitch can be set at the sewing start and end positions and sewing start position after
trimming thread.
Setting lock stitch at the sewing start position
1.
Press
2.
Select
twice.
with
.
W0620Q
3.
Press
.
W0636Q
4.
Select
with
.
W0562Q
5.
Press
to validate or invalidate the lock stitch.
Validating the lock stitch
W0562Q
Invalidating the lock stitch
W0563Q
6.
Press the
button.
The changed settings are stored and the previous screen is displayed.
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Chapter 5 Setting
Setting the lock stitch on the sewing send position
1.
Press
2.
Select
twice.
with
.
W0620Q
3.
Press
.
W0636Q
4.
Select
with
.
W0562Q
5.
Press
to validate or invalidate the lock stitch.
Validating the lock stitch
W0564Q
Invalidating the lock stitch
W0565Q
6.
Press the
button.
The changed settings are stored and the previous screen is displayed.
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Chapter 5 Setting
Setting the lock stitch at the sewing start position after thread trimming
1.
Press
2.
Select
twice.
with
.
W0620Q
3.
Press
.
W0636Q
4.
Select
with
.
W0562Q
5.
Press
to validate or invalidate the lock stitch.
Validating the lock stitch
W0566Q
Invalidating the lock stitch
W0567Q
6.
Press the
button.
The changed settings are stored and the previous screen is displayed.
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Chapter 5 Setting
Speed Limit in a Short Pitch
Speed can be limited when stitching in a designated pitch.
! The pitch can be designated between 0.0 and 2.0 mm in units of 0.1 mm.
! The speed can be set from 400 rpm to the maximum speed available for the current frame in units
of 10 rpm.
1.
Press
2.
Select
twice.
with
.
W0620Q
3.
Press
.
W0637Q
4.
Designate the stitch length to be limited with
.
W0569Q
5.
Designate the speed to be limited with
.
W0570Q
6.
Press the
button.
The changed settings are stored and the previous screen is displayed.
W0571Q
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Chapter 5 Setting
Invalidating speed limit in a short pitch
1.
button after the setting screen is displayed.
Press the
W0571Q
2.
Press the
button.
The changed settings are stored and the previous screen is displayed.
W0572Q
Feed Timing
The timing of needle drop and hoop movement can be adjusted according to the cloth thickness.
! The value can be designated between 95 and 125 degrees (85 to 115 degrees for cap hoop) in 1degree units. The smaller values are suitable for thick material and the larger ones are suitable for
thin material. The standard value is 110 degrees (100 degrees for cap hoop).
1.
Press
2.
Select
twice.
with
.
W0638Q
3.
Press
.
W0639Q
4.
Designate the feed end angle with
.
W0575Q
5.
Press the
button.
The changed settings are stored and the previous screen is displayed.
W0576Q
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Chapter 5 Setting
Automatic Input Setting
The sewing data can be read from floppy disks or personal computers by manual, automatic or full
automatic operation.
! The following items are available for the settings.
Item
Contents
Choose the device to read from.
Reads from a memory. Only MANU (manual) mode is available in this case.
Reads from a floppy disk.
Reads from a personal computer.
Reads from a network.
Choose the mode for the reading.
MANU (Manual): The data selection for the reading can be changed manually on the
file selection screen shown each time with data reading.
AUTO (Automatic): After the completion of the sewing, pressing
the next data reading automatically.
The file selection screen is shown at the first reading only.
Data for the reading cannot be changed manually.
will execute
F-AT (Full-Automatic): The next data reading will be executed automatically after the
completion of the sewing.
The file selection screen is shown at the first reading only.
Data for the reading cannot be changed manually. This mode is not available when
the device to read from is set to network.
Choose whether or not to continue automatic reading from the start on completion of the sewing.
Discontinues data reading on completion of sewing.
Continues data reading from the start automatically on completion of sewing.
Choose whether or not to reflect the initial edit data in following sewing operations.
The initial edit data is reflected.
The initial edit data is not reflected.
! To choose
network as the device and to read the data via the network will require another
software and so on. Please consult our sales office or service station nearby in this case.
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Chapter 5 Setting
1.
Press
2.
Select
three times.
with
keys.
W0638Q
3.
Press
.
W0640Q
4.
Choose the device to read from with
keys.
W0578Q
The factory setting is
memory.
Go to step 5 if the chosen device is
Go to step 6 if
5.
floppy disk,
personal computer or
keys and press
to edit the setting.
network.
memory is chosen.
Choose the item to modify with
Initial editing data
Stop at the end of sewing
Reading mode
W0579Q
6.
To read the data from a floppy disk, insert the floppy disk into the operation panel.
To read the data from a computer, establish connection with it.
To read the data via network, arrange the network for the communication.
7.
Press
8.
Choose the first data for the sewing with
.
keys and press
.
Shows the mode for the reading.
Shows the device to read from.
W0580Q
Press
to change the order of the data. Each pressing on the key will switch to the registered date
order or the alphabetical order.
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Chapter 5 Setting
9.
Press
to start the sewing.
One of MANU (manual), AUTO (automatic) or F-AT
(full automatic) will be displayed for the reading mode.
W0581Q
10. Press
when the sewing is completed.
If AUTO (automatic) is selected, the next data will be read here, then the machine gets into a standby
status.
If MANU (manual) is selected, the next data to be read will be shown here. Choose the required data
with
keys and press
.
W0582Q
11. To discontinue the automatic sewing, follow the steps 1 to 4 then set the device to read from to
.
memory, and press
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Chapter 5 Setting
Display of Information
Information about the machine and patterns can be displayed on the screen.
Pattern Information
Detailed information about a selected pattern can be checked.
! Contents of information to be displayed are as shown below.
Size of sewing data (mm)
Coordinates of embroidering start point
Coordinates of embroidering end point
Number of stitches
Number of colors
Name of data
1.
Press
2.
Select
three times.
by pressing
.
W0638Q
3.
Press
.
4.
Check information about patterns.
W0583Q
5.
Press
.
The previous screen is displayed again.
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Chapter 5 Setting
Features of Machine
Detailed information of the machine can be checked.
!
Contents of information to be displayed are as shown below.
Maximum moving range of flat hoop (for all heads)
Maximum moving range of cap hoop
Number of heads
Number of needle bars per head
1.
Press
2.
Select
three times.
by pressing
.
W0638Q
3.
Press
.
W0641Q
4.
Check information about the machine.
W0585Q
5.
Press
.
The previous screen is displayed again.
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Chapter 5 Setting
Information about Versions
Information about CPU ROM version, etc. can be checked.
! Contents of information to be displayed are as shown below.
Panel CPU ROM version
Main CPU ROM version
Main axis CPU ROM version
Interface CPU ROM version
Feed wave form table version
1.
Press
2.
Select
three times.
by pressing
.
W0638Q
3.
Press
.
W0642Q
4.
Check information about versions.
The version is displayed by numerical figures (1 ~ 255).
Panel CPU ROM version
Main axis CPU ROM version
Interface CPU ROM version
Feed wave form table version
Main CPU ROM version
W0587Q
5.
Press
.
The previous screen is displayed again.
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5-39
Chapter 5 Setting
5-40
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Chapter 6
Operation of Machine
Chapter 6 Operation of Machine
1. Operating Procedures
1-1 Power Source
Main power switch
Emergency stop switch
W1262Q
Flat / Cap hoop select switch
W1265Q
W1404Q
Power switch
W1266Q
1.
Turn on the main power switch.
2.
Reset the emergency stop switch.
3.
Change the Flat / Cap hoop select switch on the operation panel according to the hoop to be used.
4.
Press the power switch.
5.
A message is displayed on the LCD.
W1264Q
6. The alarm sounds three times and the needle bar move upward.
home position and the sewing data screen is displayed.
Then the hoop moves to the
When turning the power off and back it on again, wait for at least 10 seconds.
1-2 Preparation for Embroidering
1.
Select embroidering data.
2.
Pressing
, determine a position to start embroidering.
An error message is displayed on the LCD if a pattern comes out of the hoop.
3.
Pressing
4.
After embroidering is finished, the machine is placed in the stand-by state.
6-2
starts embroidering.
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Chapter 6 Operation of Machine
2. Machine Stop
2-1 Stopping the Machine
Stop switch
W1267Q
Press the stop switch or
W1268Q
to stop the operation of the machine.
When the stop switch is pressed, the message, "Release stop SW to operate!", is displayed on the
operation panel.
2-2 Emergency Stop of the Machine
W1269Q
When the emergency stop switch is pressed, all power except that for the fluorescent lamp is turned
off.
2-3 Resetting Emergency Stop
Emergency stop switch
Power switch
W1265Q
W1266Q
When turning the emergency stop switch in the direction of the arrow illustrated on the switch, the knob
of the switch pops up and emergency stop is reset.
Press the power switch to turn on the power again.
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6-3
Chapter 6 Operation of Machine
3. Measures against Thread Breakage
3-1 Remedies
Thread tension base lamp
Thread tension base switch
W1258Q
1.
If embroidering is suspended due to thread breakage, the Thread tension base lamp of the
machine head blinks in red.
2.
Correct the broken thread and pass it through again.
Refer to "Chapter 1, 4-1 Upper Threading" (→ Page 1-15) for details.
3.
Press the
alarm.
switch or press the STEP BACK/FWD switch at machine head in order to reset the
4.
Return the hoop to a position where thread breakage occurred by pressing the STEP BACK
switch.
or
W1271Q
When the switch is pressed for 5 stitches or more, the machine continues operation without holding the
switch. To stop the machine, press the switch to the opposite side.
5.
Press the
switch on the operation panel or the start switch located between the machine
heads to resume operation.
W1270Q
6-4
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Chapter 6 Operation of Machine
3-2 Mending
In case that a head stops for some reasons such as thread breakage, only the stopped head will retry
sewing by specified number of stitches when the head is recovered, and after that, all the heads will
restart normal sewing.
• Refer to “Setting of Mending” on page 5-12 to set this function to mend the missing stitches caused
by thread breakages.
Thread tension base lamp
Thread tension base switch
W1258Q
This function works in the following procedure:
1.
In case of an error such as thread breakage, the thread tension stand lamp blinks red and the
sewing will be stopped. The other thread tension stand lamps with other heads illuminate green.
2.
The head with the error will restart sewing from specified position.
Heads with no thread breakage are suspended during that period.
3.
When the stitches reach the position of the thread breakage, all the heads will restart the sewing.
However, heads already set to suspension are excluded.
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Chapter 6 Operation of Machine
Manual operation of the mending
Setting or cancellation of the mending can be specified during the suspension of embroidering with
individual heads regardless of thread breakage.
• End positions of the mending can not be individualized according to head.
If there are more than one heads with the mending function ON, the head position which was set
first will be the end position for all heads.
• To cancel the end position, turn ON the mending function (the lamp illuminates green) to all the
heads sewing at that time.
1.
While the embroidering is suspended with the head to set the mending, flip up its thread tension
stand switch further.
The thread tension stand lamp will illuminate green and the mending will be set ON.
To turn OFF the mending, flip up the thread tension stand switch again to turn off the lamp.
W1259Q
2.
Bring back the needle position by pressing
or
. The section between the brought
back position and the suspended position will be the subject to the mending.
Case of Mending usage
No.1 Stitch
No.2 Stitch
No.3 Stitch
No.1 Stitch
B
No.2 Stitch
No.3 Stitch
Mending
Sewing
direction
Stand by
position A
No.3
Disable mending
Stand by
position A
W1275Q
W1276Q
1.
Disable MENDING function of No. 3 at the standby position A.
(This position should be the mending end position.)
2.
or
to move it backward.
Pressing
Disable MENDING function of No. 2 at the position B.
(The position B does not become the end position; the position A remains the end position.)
When enabled MENDING function of the machine head whose MENDING function is disabled:
• The thread tension stand lamp will illuminate green, and mending is executed for the machine
head.
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Chapter 6 Operation of Machine
4. Jog Embroidering
W1270Q
• Jog embroidering can be used for preventing the thread from slipping from the needle at the start of
embroidering.
• Jog embroidering can be executed as long as the start switch at the machine head is held down.
Never apply a tape on the switch to keep jog operation for a long time. Doing so may cause damage to the
machine.
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Chapter 6 Operation of Machine
5. Hoop Feed Position
• In order to ease mounting and dismounting of the embroidery hoop, another needle position can be
set as a hoop feed position in the movable area additionally to the current needle position.
• In order to ease material attachment while operation is suspended, the hoop can be moved to the
feed position at any time by the hoop feed switch.
• The hoop can also be moved to the feed position automatically after embroidering is finished.
Refer to "Hoop Automatic Retract" on Page 5-19 for details.
1.
6-8
Press
.
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Chapter 6 Operation of Machine
6. Area Check
6-1 External Tracing
Embroidering
star position
W1278Q
If
is pressed in other cases than "area over", the rectangular outline of the pattern is traced.
The outline of pattern can be checked in rectangle or octagon by setting "Checking embroidery area" in
"Environment 1".
6-2 Automatic Hoop Movement in Area
0.1 mm
(Example)
0.1 mm
Embroidering area
W1279Q
W1280Q
• If "area over" is displayed, press
. The hoop automatically moves inside the embroidering
area, where the pattern is set, at the nearest position.
• After finishing the movement inside the area by this function, execute external tracing. Then,
check that the needle and the presser foot do not interfere with the hoop before starting
embroidering.
• If the pattern is not held in the embroidering area as shown below, the hoop cannot move into the
area. Enlarge the embroidering area on the operation panel.
Embroidering area
W1281Q
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6-9
Chapter 6 Operation of Machine
7. Jog Switches
7-1 Hoop Movement to Start Position
W1282Q
The hoop can be moved by pressing
be set arbitrarily.
6-10
before starting embroidering and the start position can
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Chapter 6 Operation of Machine
7-2 Inching Mode during Embroidering (Forcible Hoop Movement)
•
Moving the frame greatly in the inching mode may cause an interference with the machine.
Pay utmost care in the inching mode.
•
Although the distance of the frame moved in the inching mode is stored even after turning OFF the power,
if the power is turned ON again and sewing is started, the pattern may be embroidered in a different
position. Be sure to use the inching mode appropriately.
W1283Q
1.
Press
2.
Press
•
•
while pressing
W1282Q
switch in order to select the inching mode.
and the hoop moves to the direction of the pressed switch.
Note that the forcible hoop movement will produce deviation of embroidering by the amount.
If the hoop and material are deviated from each other during embroidering, correct it by using the jog
switches.
3.
Pressing
4.
Press
resets the inching mode.
restarts embroidering.
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6-11
Chapter 6 Operation of Machine
8. Detection of Home position
After the home position is detected, the hoop returns to the initial position.
1.
Press
while pressing
with the machine stopped.
Initial screen
W0406Q
2.
The hoop moves and the home position is detected.
W1285Q
W1286Q
W1285Q
3.
6-12
The initial screen is displayed again.
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Temporary stop screen
W0440Q
Chapter 7
Maintenance
Chapter 7 Maintenance
CAUTION
Turn off the power switch before starting maintenance.
Failure to do so may start the machine unintentionally through an accidental activation of the START
switch, resulting in bodily injuries.
Be sure to wear protective goggles and gloves when handling the lubricating oil or grease, so that no oil
or grease gets into your eyes or onto your skin, otherwise inflammation can result.
Furthermore, do not drink the oil or grease under any circumstances, as they can cause vomiting and
diarrhoea.
Keep the oil out of the reach of children.
• Keep the machine clean at all times to prevent machine trouble.
• Remove dirt with a soft, dry cloth. If necessary, clean with the detergent-soaked cloth, then wipe
off the detergent with a cloth dampened with (hot) water.
• Never use benzene or thinner for cleaning the machine.
1. Cleaning
1-1 Cleaning and Lubrication of Rotary Hook
Lubricate these points.
W1288Q
• Clean rotary hooks daily using the brush provided at the time of lubrication.
dirty, cleaning with a compressor (compressed air) is recommended.
If a rotary hook is too
• In case of thread breakage errors or noises of the rotary hook, one drop lubricate the race of the
rotary hook in every 3 or 4 hours operation.
• Use the dropper provided to supply oil.
10N; VG10).
Use Brother’s specified oil (Nippon Oil, Embroidery Lube
• Supply a proper amount of oil. Any excess may stain fabrics, etc.
7-2
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Chapter 7 Maintenance
1-2 Cleaning of Needle Plate
Remove broken
threads from this
section.
W1290Q
Broken threads left around the movable or fixed knives or the lower thread holding plate may result in
thread trimming failure or parts damage. Clean them once a month.
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7-3
Chapter 7 Maintenance
2. Oiling
Supply oil to the following places at regular intervals.
• When oiling, be sure to supply Brother’s specified oil (Nippon Oil, Embroidery Lube 10N; VG10) using
the dropper.
•
Excessive oiling may cause the material to be stained.
•
Be sure to wipe off excessive oils with waste cloth etc.
2-1 Head
! Supply one or two drops of oil to each needle bar from the oil supply holes of the lower cover daily.
W1221Q
! Lubricate the felt on the top surface of the head once a week.
Felt
W1291Q
7-4
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Chapter 7 Maintenance
2-2 Lower shaft
! Lubricate the lower shaft bush R through the hole once a month.
W1292Q
! Lubricate the lower shaft bush F every 3 months.
W1293Q
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7-5
Chapter 7 Maintenance
3. Greasing
Supply grease to the following places at regular intervals.
•
When greasing, be sure to use the grease tank EM-30L (white) provided with the machine.
•
For overhauling, contact your distributor or refer it to trained experts.
3-1 Cam grooves
! Supply grease to cam grooves (two positions) once a month.
1.
Remove the head cover.
Head cover
W1294Q
2.
Move the needle bar case to the needle bar No.12 position.
3.
Unscrew the lower flat screw [2] fixing the head front cover L [1)], and loosen the upper fixing
screw [3]. Remove the head front cover L [1].
[4]
[3]
[5]
[1]
[2]
W1295Q
4.
7-6
Unscrew the two adjusting bolts [4] and detach the jump part stepping motor [5].
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Chapter 7 Maintenance
5.
Grease all the cam grooves of the work clamp cam.
W1297Q
6.
Attach the jump part stepping motor [5] and tentatively tighten the adjusting bolt [4].
7.
Adjust the position of the bolt [4] so that the jump part [6] touches the roller [7] of the jump lever
assembly, then fully tighten the bolt [4].
Adjust the roller [7] not to push the jump part [6] but just touches it.
[6]
[7]
W1298Q
8.
Attach the head cover front L [1].
Apply seal adhesive (equivalent of Three Bond 1215) to the attaching face of the head before attaching
the cover.
9.
Move the needle bar case to the needle bar No.1 position.
10. Unscrew the 2 fixing screws [8] fixing the head front cover R [9], and remove the head front cover
R [9].
[9]
[10]
[8]
W1299Q
11. Grease all the cam grooves of the thread take-up driving cam [10].
12. Attach the head front cover R [9].
Apply seal adhesive (equivalent of Three Bond 1215) to the attaching face of the head before attaching
the cover.
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Chapter 7 Maintenance
3-2 Lower gear
! Supply grease to the lower gear every three months.
1.
Unscrew the 4 flat head screws fixing the bed cover B, and remove the bed cover B.
2.
Grease the lower gear.
W1301Q
3.
Attach the bed cover B.
3-3 Driving shaft
! Supply grease to the driving shaft every three months.
1.
Unscrew four screws fixing the table cover L, and remove the table cover L.
2.
Grease the intermediate gear.
W1397Q
3.
7-8
Attach the table cover L.
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Chapter 7 Maintenance
3-4 Needle bar flip-up mechanism
! Supply grease to the needle bar flip-up mechanism every three months.
1.
Unscrew three screws fixing the head cover R, and remove the head cover R.
2.
Grease all the cam grooves and two gears.
W1398Q
3.
Attach the head cover R.
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7-9
Chapter 7 Maintenance
3-5 Feed Guide Section
! Check the X-feed linear guides (2 positions) and the Y-feed linear guides (one each on the right and
left, and one point on bed No. 3).
[1]
[2]
[3]
[10]
[8]
[7]
[9]
[11]
[5]
[4]
[6]
W1302Q
W1303Q
Procedure
1.
Unscrew the screw [1] and remove the X-feed covers R [2] and L [3].
For four head models, just remove the X-feed cover R [2] only.
2.
Unscrew the screw [4] and remove the table covers R [5] and L [6].
3.
Unscrew the screw [7] and remove the Y-feed covers R front [8], R rear [9], L front [10] and L rear
[11].
4.
Grease the X-feed linear guide parts (2 positions) and Y-feed linear guide parts (2 positions), and
slide those parts to spread the grease.
5.
Assemble all the components in the reverse order.
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Chapter 8
Adjustment
Chapter 8 Adjustment
CAUTION
Turn off the power switch and pull out the plug
before starting adjustment. Failure to do so
may start the machine unintentionally through
an accidental activation of the START switch,
resulting in bodily injuries.
• Adjustment
If adjustment should be made while the power
switch is turned on, pay special attention to your
safety.
Maintenance and inspection of the machine
should be conducted only by trained engineers.
1. Adjusting Needle Bar Height
[5]
[6]
[4]
[2]
[3]
[1]
11.3mm
W1304Q
W1305Q
Tighten the
bolt [6] so that
the clearance
can be even.
[5]
[7]
[4]
Do not hit
this section.
[6]
[7]
W1306Q
8-2
W1296Q
W1307Q
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Chapter 8 Adjustment
1.
Put the attached T-shaped hexagonal wrench (4 mm) into the hole [1] on the left side of the
machine body, and adjust the arrow plate to align with 180 degrees (N.D mark) to move the needle
bar to the lowest point.
2.
Loosen Needle bar guide bracket set screw [2] and the bolt [6] of the top dead center stopper [4]
when the needle tip is positioned 11.3 mm above the center of the rotary hook shaft. Adjust the
position of the needle bar thread guide so that the set screw [3] on it is turned to the right by 25 ~
30°. Tighten Needle bar guide bracket set screw [2] securely.
When tightening the needle bar clamp set screw [2], the hole in the needle bar guide should face the
front.
3.
Set the needle bar at the highest position (where the arrow plate and the “N.U.” mark are aligned).
Lightly press the top dead center stopper [4] toward the cushion rubber [5], and tighten Socket
head bolt for top dead center stopper [6] while pressing down the needle bar clamp so that it faces
the front. (Tightening torque: 0.78 N.m)
• Make sure that the top dead center stopper does not hit the needle bar guide rail [7] at this time.
• When tightening the upper dead point stopper bolt [6], insert the longer side of the attached wrench
into the bolt and tighten it by using the shorter side.
Excessive tightening may make the needle bar movement sluggish.
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8-3
Chapter 8 Adjustment
! When using the bottom dead center gauge
[1]
W1304Q
W1306Q
W1296Q
[6]
[7]
[8]
[4]
[2]
[5]
Cutting
section
[2]
11.3 mm
[3]
Cutting
section
W1308Q
Tighten the
bolt [8] so that
the clearance
can be even.
[7]
[9]
[6]
Do not hit
this section.
[8]
[9]
W1307Q
8-4
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Chapter 8 Adjustment
1.
Put the attached T-shaped hexagonal wrench (4 mm) into the hole [1] on the left side of the
machine body, and adjust the arrow plate to align with 180 degrees (N.D mark) to move the needle
bar to the lowest point.
2.
Insert the bottom dead center gauge [2] into the rotary hook [3].
3.
Loosen the screw [5] of the needle bar clamp [4] and Socket head bolt for top dead center stopper
[8], then move the needle bar up and down until the needle tip touches the gauge [2] lightly.
• The needle point should touch the gauge at a place other than the cutting section.
• The bottom dead center gauge should be set in or removed from the rotary hook with its cutting
section facing upward.
4.
Tighten the screw [5] of the needle bar clamp [4] securely.
5.
Set the needle bar at the highest position (where the arrow plate and the "N.U.”mark are aligned).
Lightly press the top dead center stopper [6] toward the cushion rubber [7], and tighten Socket
head bolt for top dead center stopper [8] while pressing down the needle bar clamp so that it faces
the front. (Tightening torque: 0.78 N.m)
• Make sure that the top dead center stopper [6] does not hit the needle bar guide rail [9] at this time.
• When tightening the upper dead point stopper bolt [8], insert the longer side of the attached wrench
into the bolt and tighten it by using the shorter side.
Excessive tightening may make the needle bar movement sluggish.
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8-5
Chapter 8 Adjustment
2. Attachment and Adjustment of Rotary Hook
[2]
[1]
[3]
[6]
W1309Q
W1310Q
[4]
1.8 mm
1.7 mm
[5]
W1311Q
W1314Q
Lower shaft
0.1~0.3mm
[6]
Cutting
section
W1312Q
W1313Q
1.
Turn the power switch off.
2.
Select the needle bar No. 1 [1].
3.
Remove two flat screws [2] and dismount the needle plate [3].
4.
Adjust so that the needle [4] and the point of rotary hook [5] should meet at the position (where the
arrow plate aligns with N.H mark (200 û)) higher by 1.7 mm than the needle bar lowest point (180
û ).
Perform this after the height adjustment of the needle bar.
5.
Turn the rotary hook manually until the point of rotary hook [5] turns up.
6.
Loosen the screw [6] of the rotary hook cutting section and adjust the clearance between the
needle and the rotary hook to be within 0.1 to 0.3 mm.
Confirm that the height of the needle bar is 1.8 mm then.
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Chapter 8 Adjustment
7.
Tentatively tighten the screw [6].
8.
Check with needle bars of No. 2 to No. 12 if the clearance between each needle and the rotary
hook is within 0.1 to 0.3 mm.
If there are any needles with clearances out of the range above, adjust them again to get proper
clearances.
9.
Fully tighten the screw [6].
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8-7
Chapter 8 Adjustment
3. Adjustment of Presser Foot Height
[2]
[1]
material
W1314Q
W1315Q
1.
Turn the power switch off.
2.
Select the needle bar No. 1.
3.
Loosen the screw [2] of the presser foot [1], and adjust the presser foot [1] until it comes above the
cloth top surface when it is at the alignment position (where the arrow plate and the "N.H" mark
(200°) are aligned).
When the presser feet have been adjusted in height, check that each needle lowers to the center of the
presser foot hole.
4.
8-8
Adjust the arrow plate to align with 100 degrees, and then change colors.
Adjust the needle bar No.2 - No.12 similarly.
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Chapter 8 Adjustment
4. Adjustment of Thread Trimmer
4-1 Attaching the Fixed Knife
[2]
[3]
[1]
W1316Q
Bring the fixed knife [1] to right side centering on the pin [2]. Tighten the bolt [3].
4-2 Checking the Movable Knife Position
[1]
W1264Q
[3]
[2]
Toward
this side
W1317Q
W1319Q
[5]
[4]
1mm
W1320Q
1.
Triangle part of
movable knife
W1321Q
Turn the power switch on and wait until the hoop home position detection is finished.
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8-9
Chapter 8 Adjustment
2.
Press the stop switch in order to ensure maximum safety during adjustment.
W1267Q
Adjust the movable knife position in this state.
3.
Loosen two bolts [3] that connect the thread trimmer connecting rods B [1] and A [2].
4.
Tighten the two bolts [3] until the triangle part of the movable knife [4] is protuded by 1 mm from
the fixed knife [5].
*
Precautions for tightening the two bolts [3]:
*Bad example
[1]
[3]
[2]
Toward
this side
W1319Q
W1322Q
• The thread trimmer connecting rod A [2] has a backlash of about 0.1 ~ 0.2 mm back and forth.
Tighten the two bolts [3] while pulling them forward by the backlash amount.
• Tighten the two bolts [3] so that the thread trimmer connecting rods A [2] and B [1] are positioned in
a straight line.
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Chapter 8 Adjustment
[5]
[4]
W1317Q
5.
After adjustment is finished, reset the stop switch.
"Release stop SW to operate!" disappears.
6.
Turn the power switch off once, then on again.
knife [4] and the fixed knife [5] is 1 mm.
7.
When adjusting again, follow the step 2 and after.
1mm
W1320Q
Check that the clearance between the movable
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8-11
Chapter 8 Adjustment
5. Thread Wiper Adjustment
[3]
[4]
[1]
[5]
[6]
[2]
W1325Q
1.
Move wiper lever assy [1] in the direction of the arrow with your finger. Loosen two bolts [3] and
adjust upper thread hook [2] for smooth movements.
2.
If there is a difference in motion between needle bars No. 1 and No.12, loosen four screws [4] and
make an adjustment by moving thread nipper assy [5] in the direction of the arrow.
Make sure that no interference will occur when pressure foot [6] return to home position.
3.
After the above steps are complete, check upper thread hook [2] for smooth movements.
8-12
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Chapter 9
Error code list
Chapter 9 Error code list
Code
E-00
Error Messages
Error
Measures
ERROR 00
No error occurs.
E-01
ERROR 01
Either motor of main shaft, X- or Yaxis, or lower shaft has locked.
E-02
Overtravel
Overtravel occurs during home
position detecting movement.
E-03
Stop SW was pressed
during home positioning
The stop switch is pressed during
home position detecting
movement.
or turn on the F/B switch on the
Press the
head to either side to restart the home position
detecting movement again.
E-04
Home position detection
is out of range
Home position detection out of
range
This is not usually displayed.
E-05
Needle stop position
error
Needle stop position error
This is not usually displayed.
Adjust the pulley stop position (100 degrees)
or turn on
above the needle and press the
the F/B switch on the head to either side.
Adjust the position of needle bar case manually,
or turn ON the F/B switch on
then press the
the head to either side. If the same error occurs
again, the color change proper position sensor is
faulty.
E-06
Needle bar case
position error
Needle bar case position error
E-07
Needle case lock
Needle bar case lock
or turn on the F/B switch on the
Press the
head to either side. If the same error occurs
again, the color change mechanism is faulty.
E-08
ERROR 08
Stop switch or emergency switch
was pressed while the needle bar
case is traveling.
This is not usually displayed.
E-09
X-axis home position
error
X-axis home position detection
error
Turn the power off and on once. If the same
error occurs again, the X-axis mechanism is
faulty.
E-0A
Thread breakage error
Thread breaking error
After passing through the thread, press the
or turn on the F/B switch on the head to either
side.
E-0B
ERROR 0B
Stop or emergency stop during
sewing
This is not usually displayed.
E-0C
Lower thread breakage
error
Lower thread broke during
embroidering.
E-0D
ERROR 0D
The machine does not return to the
home position.
E-0E
ERROR 0E
Mending finish
E-0F
Needle bar No. reading
error
Failed in the reading of needle bar
No.
or turn ON the F/B switch on the
Press the
head to either side. If the same error occurs
again, the I/O CPU communication is faulty, or
the color change position sensor is faulty.
E-10
The beam sensor
turned ON
Abort by the beam sensor ON
or turn ON the F/B switch on the
Press the
head to either side.
E-11
X sensor reading error
Failed in the reading of X home
position sensor
or turn ON the F/B switch on the
Press the
head to either side. If the same error occurs
again, the I/O CPU communication is faulty.
E-12
Y sensor reading error
Failed in the reading of X home
position sensor
or turn ON the F/B switch on the
Press the
head to either side. If the same error occurs
again, the I/O CPU communication is faulty.
9-2
After the replacement of the lower thread, press
or turn ON the F/B switch on the head to
the
either side.
This is not usually displayed.
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Code
Error Messages
Error
Measures
E-13
Performing the home
position detection for
the hoop position
adjustment
This is displayed in case that the
machine had been shut down
while the hoop was moving and
now is started up in a mode
without the home position
detection, or in case that the
machine is started up in a mode
without the home position
detection after pressing the CAP
SW to change the hoop.
Press the
E-14
Y-axis home position
error
Y-axis home position error
Turn the power off and on once. If the same
error occurs again, the Y-axis mechanism is
faulty.
E-15
Press
Stop error during SSP processing
(when pressing the stop key while
the hoop is moving)
Hoop movement restarts if you press
Needle bar No. of the
destination is abnormal
Needle bar No. of the destination
is out of range
, or turn ON the F/B switch on the
Press the
head to either side to cancel the error and set up
the needle bar setting again.
E-17
Speed range abnormal
Speed range is out of range
This is not usually displayed.
E-18
X-axis stepping motor
connector error
X-axis stepping motor connector
error
Turn the power off and on once after checking to
see that the connector of the X-axis stepping
motor is properly connected.
E-1A
ERROR 1A
Destination coordinates error
E-1B
ERROR 1B
The machine has reached the
mending stop position.
Restart perimeter
The machine stops during mask
tracing.
E-16
E-1C
for restart.
to start the home position moving.
.
This is not usually displayed.
key is pressed
Tracing is cancelled if the
when the machine is stopped during mask
tracing.
tracing.
Press the
key to continue
This is displayed when the stop switch is pressed
E-1D
Stop while transferring
to next repeat pattern
The machine stops while the
needle is moving between patterns
during repeat sewing.
to
while the hoop is moving. Press the
move the hoop again. (It is necessary to press
the
again to start sewing.)
Errors E-1C and E-1D are not displayed due to mechanical problems.
Remove unused
presser foot, or it may
be damaged
When the power is turned on, bed
can not be retracted.
E-1F
Presser foot down error
Presser foot down error while
searching for home position just
after the power is turned on.
E-21
Area over
Hoop overhang (+X)
E-22
Area over
Hoop overhang (+Y)
E-23
Area over
Hoop overhang (+X, +Y)
E-24
Area over
Hoop overhang (-X)
E-25
Area over
Hoop overhang (+X, -X)
E-26
Area over
Hoop overhang (-X, +Y)
E-27
Area over
Hoop overhang (+X, -X, +Y)
E-28
Area over
Hoop overhang (-Y)
E-29
Area over
Hoop overhang (+X, -Y)
E-1E
This is not displayed in this model.
Pattern or the needle position is out of the
embroidering area. Reset the embroidering
area on the panel or move the hoop to the
sewable position.
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Code
Error Messages
Error
Measures
E-2A
Area over
Hoop overhang (+Y, -Y)
E-2B
Area over
Hoop overhang (+X, +Y, -Y)
E-2C
Area over
Hoop overhang (-X, -Y)
E-2D
Area over
Hoop overhang (+X, -X, -Y)
E-2E
Area over
Hoop overhang (-X, +Y, -Y)
E-2F
Area over
Hoop overhang (+X, -X, +Y, -Y)
E-31
Area over
Needle overhang (+X)
E-32
Area over
Needle overhang (+Y)
E-33
Area over
Needle overhang (+X, +Y)
E-34
Area over
Needle overhang (-X)
E-36
Area over
Needle overhang (-X, +Y)
E-38
Area over
Needle overhang (-Y)
E-39
Area over
Needle overhang (+X, -Y)
E-3C
Area over
Needle overhang (-X, -Y)
E-40
Remove unused
presser foot, or it may
be damaged
The status of presser foot is issued
as an alarm when every second
machine is used.
E-41
This function is not
supported. Turn off the
power
Invalid start-up error
E-42
XY movement error
XY movement error
or turn on the F/B switch on the
Press the
head to either side. If this error occurs frequently,
check if the tension of the pulley belt is proper.
E-43
Slave I/F EEPROM
read error
I/F CPU failed to read EEPROM
data
Turn the power off and on once. If the same
error occurs again, the main PC is faulty.
E-44
Inter-head CPU
communication error
Failed in the communication with
inter-head CPU
or turn ON the F/B switch on the
Press the
head to either side. If the same error occurs
again, the connector of communication cable on
the inter-head CPU may be disconnected.
E-45
Head CPU
communication error
Failed in the communication with
head CPU
Press the
or turn ON the F/B switch on the
head to either side. If the same error occurs
again, the connector of communication cable on
the head CPU may be disconnected.
E-46
XY CPU communication
error
Failed in the communication with
XY CPU
or turn ON the F/B switch on the
Press the
head to either side. If the same error occurs
again, the main PCB is faulty.
E-47
I/F CPU communication
error
Failed in the communication with
I/F CPU
or turn ON the F/B switch on the
Press the
head to either side. If the same error occurs
again, the main PCB is faulty.
The main shaft rotated the
opposite way
Turn OFF the power and check if the sensors of
the encoder A and B are connected correctly, not
mixed-up each other. If those connections are
correct, then check if the pin connections of the
main shaft motor connectors are correct.
E-48
9-4
Main shaft rotation
abnormal
Pattern or the needle position is out of the
embroidering area. Reset the embroidering
area on the panel or move the hoop to the
sewable position.
This is not displayed in this model.
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Code
Error Messages
Error
Measures
E-49
Can not identify the
machine model
Can not identify the machine
model
Turn OFF the power, check if the model
identification harness is connected properly, and
turn ON the power again.
E-4A
I/O CPU communication
error
Failed in the communication with
I/O CPU
Press the
or turn ON the F/B switch on the
head to either side. If the same error occurs
again, the connector of communication cable on
the I/O PCB may be disconnected.
E-A1
Main (Z) motor lock
Spindle motor lock
or turn on the F/B switch on the
Press the
head to either side. If it occurs frequently, the
main shaft mechanism is faulty.
E-A2
Main (Z) PCB
temperature is too high
Main PC board temperature too
high
E-A3
Main (Z) motor voltage
is too low
Spindle motor voltage too low
E-A4
Main (Z) motor voltage
is too high
Spindle motor voltage too high
E-A5
Spindle CPU error
Spindle motor CPU error
E-A6
ERROR A6
Spindle motor CPU communication
command error
E-A7
ERROR A7
Spindle motor CPU send/receive
error
This is not usually displayed.
Adjust the pulley stop position (100 °) above the
. If the error occurs
needle and press the
frequently, the parts related to the main shaft stop
position sensor are faulty.
E-A8
ERROR A8
Spindle stop position signal error
E-A9
Spindle CPU parameter
error
Spindle CPU parameter error
E-B0
Lower shaft CPU error
Lower shaft CPU error
E-B1
Thread jammed in
rotary hook
Thread tangle in rotary hook
E-B2
Hook motor origin point
error
Hook motor origin point error
E-B3
Hook motor standby
position error
Hook motor standby position error
E-B4
Hook motor standby
position error
Hook motor motor mode error
E-B5
Hook motor
communication error
Hook motor communication error
E-B6
Hook motor parameter
error
Hook motor parameter error
E-B7
Hook motor overheat
error
Hook motor overheat error
E-B8
Hook motor overcurrent
error Turn off the
power
Hook motor overcurrent error
E-B9
Thread trimming motor
origin point error
Thread trimming motor zero point
error
Turn the power off and on once. If the same
error occurs again, the lower shaft motor is faulty.
E-BA
Power supply frequency
error
Power supply frequency error
Turn the power off and check the thread trimmer
and turn the power on again. If it occurs again,
the thread trimmer is faulty.
E-BC
No power error
No power error
It may usually occur momentarily when turning off
the machine. If it occurs when the machine is
on, it is a power failure detection error.
This is not displayed in this model.
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Chapter 9 Error code list
Code
Error Messages
Error
E-BD
Lower shaft flash
memory error
Lower shaft flash memory error
E-BE
Lower shaft version-up
error
Lower shaft version-up error
E-BB,
BF
ERROR BB, BF
Lower shaft motor undefined error
E-C1
ERROR C1
Area over during embroidering
E-C2
Wiper out error
Wiper out error
Measures
This is not displayed in this model.
If the wiper is tangled with a thread, remove it.
Press the
or turn on the F/B switch on the
head to either side.
Check the connection of the communication
cable of the panel. If the cable is connected
E-C3
ERROR C3
Embroidering data buffer empty
E-C4
Presser foot down error
Presser foot down error
E-C5
ERROR C5
Measured voltage value could not
be received form the lower shaft
motor CPU.
E-C6
ERROR C6
Voltage value could not be
transferred to the lower shaft motor
CPU.
E-C7
ERROR C7
Lower shaft error
E-C8
ERROR C8
Hook motor origin point error
correctly , press the
or turn on the F/B
switch on the head to either side. If the cable is
disconnected , turn off the power and connect the
cable.
This is not usually displayed.
E-C9
Embroidering start error
Embroidering start error
E-CA
ERROR CA
No sewing permisson
E-CB
Spindle rotation speed
error
Spindle rotation speed error
E-CC
ERROR CC
Shuttle thread entanglement
automatic reset
This is not usually displayed.
E-CD
Spindle rotation
command sending error
Speed command can not be
received.
Turn the power off and on once. If the same
error occurs again, the main PCB is faulty.
E-CE
Cylinder bed position
error
Cylinder bed position error
E-CF
ERROR CF
Rated voltage value could not be
received from the lower shaft
motor CPU.
E-D0
Power PC board error
Power PC board error
E-D1
Cooling fan motor stop
Cooling fan motor stop.
This is not usually displayed.
Power voltage upper limit error
(1) The voltage setting is improper. -> Set it
again.
E-D2
Power voltage upper
limit error
or turn on the F/B switch on the
Press the
head to either side to cancel the error and press
the
. If the same error occurs again, there
is a possibility that the spindle is overloaded.
This is not usually displayed.
Turn the power off and on once. If the same
error occurs again, the power PCB is faulty.
E-D3
Power voltage lower
limit error
Power voltage lower limit error
or turn on the F/B switch on
(2) Press the
the head to either side. If the same error
occurs again, the power PCB or the power
supply is faulty.
E-D4
Thread trimming motor
overcurrent
Thread trimming motor overcurrent
Turn OFF the power. The possible causes for this
error are, troubles of the thread trimming motor,
troubles of the main PCB, and troubles of the
drive PCB.
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Code
Error Messages
Error
Measures
E-D5
Needle bar case motor
overcurrent
Needle bar case motor overcurrent
Turn OFF the power. The possible causes for this
error are, troubles of the needle bar case motor,
troubles of the main PCB, and troubles of the
drive PCB.
E-D6
Jump motor overcurrent
Jump motor overcurrent
Turn OFF the power. The possible causes for this
error are troubles of the jump motor and troubles
of the head PCB.
E-D7
Temperature rise error
Clean the fan filter
The temperature of the heat sink
on the drive PCB rose excessively
Turn OFF the power and check if the fan filter has
any clogging.
E-D8
Temperature sensor
abnormal
Temperature sensor abnormal
Turn OFF the power. The possible causes for this
error are troubles of the thermistor and troubles
of the drive PCB.
E-E1
X-axis pulse motor
overcurrent stop
Turn off the power
X-axis pulse motor overcurrent
stop
E-E2
Y-axis pulse motor
overcurrent stop
Turn off the power
Y-axis pulse motor overcurrent
stop
E-E3
Exhaust fan motor stop
Cooling fan motor stop A Press R.
Turn OFF the power and check the fan harness.
Turn OFF the power again. If the same error
occurs again, the fan or the power PCB is faultly.
E-E4
Hook motor error
Lower shaft communication error
This is not displayed in this model.
E-E5
ERROR E5
Over-run error during interfacing to
main PCB CPU
E-E6
ERROR E6
Framing error during interfacing to
main PCB CPU
E-E7
ERROR E7
Parity error during interfacing to
main PCB CPU
E-E8
ERROR E8
Receiving time up error during
interfacing to main PCB CPU
E-E9
ERROR E9
Send/Receive inconsistent error
during interfacing to main PCB
CPU
E-EA
ERROR EA
ACK code receiving error during
interfacing to main PCB CPU
E-EB
ERROR EB
Send/Receive ID code error during
interfacing to main PCB CPU
E-EC
ERROR EC
Send data checksum error during
interfacing to main PCB CPU
E-ED
ERROR ED
Data empty error during interfacing
to main PCB CPU
E-EE
ERROR EE
Abnormal data received in the
inner-machine communication
E-EF
ERROR EF
Receiving error on interface
E-F1
ERROR F1
Receive time up error
E-F2
ERROR F2
Request-to-waiting time up error
E-F3
ERROR F3
Request-to-receive time up error
E-F4
ERROR F4
Receive command error
E-F5
ERROR F5
NACK code receiving error
E-F6
ERROR F6
Data requested for needle position
can not be returned.
E-F7
ERROR F7
It is not receive command for the
request one.
E-F8
ERROR F8
PRE code error
Turn OFF the power and ON once. If the same
error occurs again, the pulse motor or the drive
PCB is faulty.
This is not usually displayed.
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Code
Error Messages
Error
E-F9
ERROR F9
No applicable command
E-FA
ERROR FA
Interface receive data check sum
error
E-FB
ERROR FB
Send time up error
E-FF
ERROR FF
No status is returned from spindle,
lower shaft motor, or CPU.
9-8
Measures
This is not usually displayed.
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Chapter 10
Troubleshooting
If there is any indication of trouble with the machine,
check and correct as described in the table. If the
trouble cannot be corrected, turn off the power and
contact your distributor for corrective actions.
Chapter 10 Troubleshooting
Mechanical Section
Problem
Check point
! Thread breakage
• Is the machine properly threaded?
• Is thread tension too high?
• Is the rotary hook assembly clogged?
• Is there thread in the bobbin?
• Is the needle bent?
• Is there a rough edge or flaw on the needle plate, rotary hook, or
bobbin case that might cut the thread?
• Is the needle installed correctly (direction, angle, etc.)
• Is the presser foot in contact with the material?
• Are the thread thickness and needle size correct?
• Is a thread with right-hand twist being used? (If such a thread is
used, replace with a thread with left-hand twist.)
• Is there any adhesive on the needle?
• Is the material tension too weak?
• Is there too much play between the outer rotary hook and inner
rotary hook?
Check these points once again
• Does the outer rotary hook turn smoothly?
• Is the clearance between the rotary hook stopper and the rotary
hook adjusted correctly?
• Does the thread come out from the bobbin case smoothly?
! Needle (presser foot) interference
with embroidery hoop
• Is the embroidery hoop too small?
! Needle breakage
• Is the needle attached correctly (direction, height, etc.)?
• Check the size and needle start position in the sewing data.
• Is the needle bent?
• Is the rotary hook attached correctly?
• Is the timing set correctly?
• Is there any backlash with the needle bar case (back/forth and
right/left)?
• Is the rotary hook stopper correctly attached to stop the rotary
hook?
• Is the needle size correct and the tip sharp?
• Does the thread pass through the hole center of the presser
foot?
! Not embroidered properly
• Is the material edge caught in the machine?
(Are embroidery hoop and other related parts operating
correctly?)
• Is the material stretched properly?
• Is thread tension proper?
Does the lower thread come out smoothly?
! Machine operation abnormal
• Is embroidery data normal?
• Is the XY carriage belt loosened?
• Is the XY carriage belt damaged?
• Are any set screws for the XY drive pulley loosened?
• Are any fixing screws for the coupling of the Y drive shaft
loosened?
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Problem
! Upper shaft locks at a certain
point in one cycle
Check point
• Is the thread take-up stopped due to interference with the thread
take-up cover?
[Adjustment]
Thread take-up cover
Check these points once again
Thread take-up
Bolt
Thread take-up
operating lever
W1326Q
Loosen the hexagon socket head cap screw of the thread takeup operating lever and adjust the take-up movable range.
Tighten it securely afterwards.
• Are the needle bar clamp and the top dead center stopper
positioned correctly?
! Stitches cannot be made.
• Is the needle attached properly?
• Is the timing of the needle and rotary hook correct?
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Electrical Section
Cautions
• Be sure to turn off the power of the machine and unplug the power cord before checking cable
connections.
• When you check connection of the cables as instructed in this manual, also check connection and
continuity between connectors.
• Carry out items described in the "Measures" section in order of appearance.
• Some checks and replacement works can be conducted only by repair people.
contact your dealer.
Symptom
The machine does not operate even
if the power is turned on.
In such cases,
Measures
• Is the power cord of the machine plugged in?
→ Plug in the power cord.
• Is the connector at the side of the control box connected?
→ Connect it after checking the connector name.
• Is the connector in the control box connected?
→ Connect it after checking the types and colors of the connectors.
• Is the fuse on the PCB in the control box blown?
→ Replace the fuse with a new one. If the fuse is blown again,
something is faulty. Check to see if the wiring is correct. Replace
the control box with a new one.
The machine does not operate even
if the power is turned on.
The message, "Release stop SW to
operate!", is displayed on the panel.
An overtravel error occurs.
• Is the stop switch turned on?
→ Reset the stop switch.
• Is the frame within the cap frame area?
→ Move the frame within the cap frame area and turn on the power.
• Check to see if the signal of the X area sensor turns ON and OFF in
PORT test mode.
→ When the signal does not change, refer to the block diagram
showing the cable connections and check to see if connection from
the X area sensor to the main PCB is proper. Replace the X area
sensor with a new one.
The needle stop position error
occurs.
• Is the pulley manually turned and out of the stop angle?
→ Turn the pulley, adjust the needle at the stop position, and reset the
error.
• Check the signal of the stop position sensor in the encoder test mode.
→ Refer to the adjustment or cable connection block diagram and
check connection from the needle position detention sensor to the
main PCB. Replace the needle position detection sensor with a
new one.
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Symptom
The needle bar case lock error
occurs.
Measures
• Is the INDEX motor rotating?
→ If not, refer to the block diagram showing the cable connections and
check to see if connection from the INDEX motor to the main PCB
is proper.
Check the resistance values of pins 1 and 3 and pins 4 and 6 at the
connector section of the INDEX motor. The normal resistance
value is approximately 6.6Ω.
→ If it is not normal, replace the INDEX motor with a new one. Also
replace the drive PCB with a new one.
• Manually turn the color change pulley.
→ If it is abnormally heavy, adjust the color change mechanism and
the needle cap case.
• Replace the needle bar position sensor (potentiometer) with a new
one.
• Replace the I/O PCB 0 with a new one.
X-axis or Y-axis home position
detection error occurs.
• Was the XY carriage moving?
→ If so, refer to the block diagram showing the cable connections and
check to see if connection from the X and Y area sensor to the drive
PCB is proper.
• Was the XY motor rotating?
→ If so, check the XY carriage mechanism.
• If the XY motor is not rotating, refer to the cable connection block
diagram and check to see if connection from the XY motor to the drive
PCB is proper.
The thread breakage error frequently
occurs although thread is not broken.
• Enter the CASE test mode and turn the thread breakage sensor pulley
corresponding to each needle bar of the head with which this error
occurs while switching the needle bar from number 1 in ascending
order and check to see that the red LED on the head blinks.
→ If there is no problem, lower the thread breakage sensitivity value of
the machine controller. (The standard value is 0.)
• Check connection from the thread breakage sensor PCB to the thread
tension base PCB if it does not blink.
• Replace the thread breakage sensor PCB with a new one.
The X-axis motor connector
connection error occurs.
• Refer to the block diagram showing the cable connections and check
the connection from the two X motors (one X motors in four head
models) on the left and right to the main PCB.
The main shaft motor lock error
occurs.
• Enter the encoder signal mode and manually turn the main shaft pulley.
→ If it is abnormally heavy, the main shaft mechanism is faulty.
• Does the main shaft motor rotate at all when the error occurs?
→ If it does not rotate at all, check fuse F1 and F2 on the power supply
PCB in the control box. Refer to the block diagram showing the
cable connections and check to see if connection from the main
shaft motor to the drive PCB is proper.
• Manually turn the main shaft pulley in the encoder signal test mode
and check to see if the stop position signal and encoder signal are
proper.
→ If either of the signals does not change, refer to the block diagram
showing the cable connections and check to see if connection from
the encoder and stop position sensor to the power supply PCB is
proper.
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Symptom
ERROR A8 frequently occurs.
Measures
• In the encoder signal test mode, manually turn the main shaft pulley
and check to see that the stop position signal is correct.
→ If the signal does not change, refer to the cable connection block
diagram and check to see if connection from the stop position
sensor to the power supply PCB is proper.
Thread trimming motor home position
error occurs.
• Is lint clogged between the travelling blades?
→ Remove it.
• Is the thread trimming motor operating?
→ If so, refer to the block diagram showing the cable connections and
check to see if connection from the thread breakage sensor to the
main PCB is proper. Also adjust the thread breakage sensor PCB.
(Refer to "Replacing thread breakage sensor PCB.)
• If it is not operating, refer to the block diagram showing the cable
connections and check to see if connection from the thread trimming
motor to the main PCB is proper.
• Check to see if connection from connector P3 of the main PCB to
connector P9 of the power supply PCB in the control box is proper.
• Check fuse F6 on the power supply PCB in the control box.
→ If it is blown, replace it with a new one. If it is blown again, replace
the power supply PCB.
Power frequency error occurs.
• Check whether the connector P2 of the power supply PCB is fallen out.
Wiper out error occurs.
• Does the wiper on the error head remain projected?
→ If the wiper is tangled with a thread, remove it. If the wiper does
not return smoothly, adjust it.
• Enter the solenoid test mode and operate the wiper motor. Check the
icon on the panel.
→ If the icon is not reversed white, check to see if connection from the
wiper sensor to the head PCB is proper. Replace the wiper sensor
with a new one. Replace the head PCB with a new one.
ERROR C7 occurs.
• Turn the power off once and on again. If the same error occurs again,
replace the main PCB with a new one.
Main shaft rotation speed error
occurs.
• Enter the encoder signal test mode and manually turn the main shaft
pulley.
→ If it is abnormally heavy, the main shaft mechanism is faulty.
• Refer to the block diagram showing the cable connections and check
to see if connection from the main shaft motor to the drive PCB is
proper.
Cooling fan motor stops.
Exhaust fan motor stops.
When all three fans in the control box
stop
• Refer to the block diagram showing the cable connections and check
to see if connection from connector P4 of the power PCB in the control
box to connector P3 and P4 of the drive PCB .
• Check fuse in the fuse holder at the side of the control box.
→ If it is blown, replace it with a new one.
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Symptom
Power voltage upper or lower limit
error occurs.
Measures
• Is the voltage set on the panel?
→ If not, set it according to the power supply voltage of the area where
the machine is used.
• Is the tap voltage in the control box (connector connection) adjusted to
the power voltage of the area where the machine is used?
→ If not, switch the connector connection.
• Check the input voltage values in the power/voltage check test mode.
Measure the power supply voltage with the tester and compare them.
→ If the voltage value is significantly out of the normal range (± 5v or
more), calibrate it with the voltage calibration in the test mode.
• When you cannot enter the test mode because this error frequently
occurs, set the voltage to a relatively high value with the machine
controller if it is E-D2 and to a relatively low value if it is E-D3 to avoid
errors. Check and calibrate the voltage in the test mode.
• Check to see the connection of connector P2 of the power supply PCB
to connector P10 of the power supply PCB in the control box is proper.
• Is the power supply abnormally low because a machine with a large
capacity (compressor and the like) is used?
→ Change the power to the other system. Use a stabilizer.
• Replace the power PCB with a new one.
a new one.
Only a certain head does not
operate.
Replace the main PCB with
• Is the head out of action with either the head switch or the machine
controller?
• Refer to the block diagram showing cable connections and check to
see that other cables are connected to the head switch PCB and the
head PCB and the head PCB properly.
Jump motor does not operate.
• Check to see if connection from the jump motor to connector P11 and
P12 of the head PCB is proper.
Wiper motor does not operate.
• Check to see if connection from the wiper motor to connector P8 and
P9 of the head PCB is proper.
• Replace the head PCB with a new one.
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Chapter 11
Connection and Installation of
Optional Equipment
Chapter 11 Connection and Installation of Optional Equipment
1. Attaching Bobbin Winder
[4]
[8]
[14]
[7]
[2]
[5]
[1]
[3]
[6]
[11]
[16]
[10]
[15]
[13]
[10]
[9]
W1327Q
1.
Mount two pieces of bobbin stand L [2] on the thread winder stay [1] with nut 4 [10].
2.
Mount the thread winder assembly (set) [3] on the thread winder stay [1] with the tightening screw
[11].
3.
Mount the thread guide [4] with the drilling bolt set 6 × 20 [14] and nut 6 [13].
4.
Mount the spool shaft B [5] and pan [6], spool mat [7], and spool cushion [8] with nut 5 [15] and
spring washer [16].
5.
Insert the thread winder harness [9] in the 2P (No. 6) connectors on the rear of the control box.
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! Winding lower thread
[3]
[5]
[6]
[8]
[3]
[4]
[7]
[2]
[9]
[1]
W1328Q
1.
Turn the power switch on.
2.
Set the bobbin [1] in the bobbin winder shaft [2].
3.
Put the thread through the thread guide [3].
4.
Wind the thread around the bobbin [1] several times in the direction of the arrow.
5.
Press the bobbin hold [4].
If the thread cannot be wound evenly, loosen the screw [5] and move the thread guide [3] right and left
for adjustment.
In order to wind more threads around the bobbin, loosen the thread [6] and move the bobbin hold [4].
6.
After winding is finished, pull out the bobbin from the bobbin winder shaft and trim the thread using
the thread trimmer [7].
•
If the thread is wound too tight and comes off from the tension disk, loosen the knob [8]. If the thread is
too loose, tighten the knob [8].
•
If the circuit protector [9] functions, the bobbin winder motor does not rotate. Leave it for a while for
cooling. Then press the circuit protector [9]. (The thread does not come out when the motor is not
cooled enough.)
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INSTRUCTION MANUAL
BROTHER INDUSTRIES, LTD.
15-1.Naeshiro-cho, Mizuho-ku, Nagoya 467-8561, Japan. Phone: 81-52-824-2177
855-C43, C65
SA2108-001
2003.04.WB(1)
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