Operating Manual 44TH

Gfp 44TH October 2017
Operating Manual 44TH
Please read this manual carefully before starting operation!
Unpacking, assembly, and operating videos are available at
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Table of Contents
Contents
Page
1. Introduction …………………………………………………...........................................….2
2. Important Safety Instructions………………………………………………………………..2
3. Installation Safeguards …………………………………………………………………........3
4. General Safeguards…………………………………………………………………….…….4
5. Operating Conditions …………………………………………………………………….….5
6. Packing List …………………………………………………………..………….……..……6
7. Installation
a. Uncrate the machine ……………..7
f. Attach Upper rewind support brackets….9
b. Assemble machine stand………....7
g. Attach upper shafts…………………….10
c. Remove the machine from base….8
h. Attach Safety Shield……………………11
d. Bolt the machine on the stand……8
i. Attach Print Hold Down Clamp….……..11
e. Attach rear platform……………...9
8. System Components ………………………………………………………………….…….12
9. Control Panel …………………………………………………………………………….....13
10. Roller Gap Adjustment..……………………………………………………………….……14
11. Operation.……..….. …………….…………….…………………………………………....14
12. Loading top supply roll……………………………………………………………………...15
13. Threading film……………………………………………………………………………….15
14. Adjusting Brake Tension…………………………..………………………………….……..16
15. Laminating Cold PSA Film
a. Single sheets or media from a roll…..…16
16.
b. Single sheets using a sled…...17
Laminating and mounting in one pass
a. Heat-activated pouch boards…..……....17
b. Thermal film & board…….....18
17. Laminating Pouches…………………………………………………………………………18
18. Mounting
a. Mounting vinyl to boards……..………..19
c. Mounting prints .....……........20
b. Pre-coating mounting boards…………..19
19. Heat Sensor Blocked function………………………………………………………..…..….20
20. Roller Cleaning function…………………………………………………………….……....20
21. Auto-Sleep function………………………………………………………………….…..….21
22. Photo safety eye…………………………………………………………………………..….21
23. Troubleshooting …………………………………………………………………………..…22
24. Specifications ………………………………………………………………………………..23
25. Warranty …………………………………………………………………………………..…24
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1. Introduction
Thank you for choosing a Gfp 44TH laminating machine. It has been designed and manufactured
to provide years of continuous service.
Please read this manual thoroughly before operating.
Please inspect the box and the laminator for shipping damage. Damage should be brought to the
attention of the delivering carrier immediately
We reserve the right to make changes to this publication and to the products described in
it without notice. The details given in this manual are based on the most recent information
available to us.
They may be subject to change in the future.
We retain the right to make
changes to the construction or the design of our products without accepting any responsibility for
modifying earlier versions
WARNING!
Any unauthorized changes or modifications to this unit without our prior written
approval will void the user’s warranty and will transfer health and safety obligations to the end
user.
CAUTION!
Please pay attention to all passages with these symbols. This
information is vital to preventing user injury and/or damage to the unit.
Failure to follow this
information could void the user’s warranties and transfer all safety obligations to the user.
2. Important Safety Instructions
In this operating manual, you will find important safety messages regarding the product.
Read these instructions carefully, failure to comply with the following safety procedures
could result in serious injury.
WARNING Do not attempt to service or repair the laminator. Only authorized
maintenance and service technicians should make repairs.
WARNING Do not connect the laminator to an electrical supply or attempt to operate the
laminator until you have completely read these instructions.
Maintain these
instructions in a convenient location for future reference.
WARNING To guard against injury, the following safety precautions must be observed in
the installation and use of the laminator
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3. Installation Safeguards

Shipping damage should be brought to the immediate attention of the delivering
carrier

Avoid locating the laminator near sources of heat or cold.
Avoid locating the
laminator in the direct path of forced, heated or cooled air

The receptacle must be located near the equipment and easily accessible.

Connect the attachment plug provided with the laminator to a suitably
grounded outlet only.
This machine must have reliable earth wire to ensure the
safety of the machine during operations

Contact an electrician should the attachment plug provided with the laminator not
match the receptacles at your location

Ensure that the voltages of the power supply you are using match the rated
working voltages before operations. Do not use incorrect power supply

Do not use damaged wires or sockets.
If abnormal conditions occur, switch
off the power supply first.


Only a licensed electrician should install wiring and outlet for the laminator
Do not defeat or remove electrical and mechanical safety equipment such as
interlocks, shields and guards
NOTE: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B
digital device, pursuant to part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide
reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This
equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed
and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio
communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a
particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or
television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the
user is courage to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following
measures:
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—Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
—Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
—Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which
the
receiver is connected.
—Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for
compliance could void the user's authority to operate the equipment.
4. General Safeguards
 Keep hands, long hair, loose clothing, and articles such as neckties away from rollers
to avoid entanglement and entrapment.
The rollers have pinch points that can trap
body parts or clothing and cause serious injury
 Do not use the machines for purposes other than lamination and mounting, otherwise
damages to the machine or accidents may occur
 Keep out of reach of children
 Keep flammable and wet objects away from the machine.
 Do not use flammable sprays or materials when cleaning the machine
 Do not leave the machine unattended during operations.
 Do not mount metal materials or other hard objects.
 Do not put burrs, sharp blade or rigid materials in between the two rubber rollers.
 Do not attempt to laminate items that exceed total recommended material thickness
of the unit.
 Do not place foreign object inside the machine.
 Do not cut adhesive films directly on the surface of the rollers to avoid damaging the
rubber coating.
 Shut down the machine after laminating to avoid misusing this machine by others.
 Shut down the power before moving the machine
 Note the locations of foot wheels while moving or operating this machine to avoid
injuries to your feet.

Disconnect from the power supply before repair or maintenance.

Disconnect from the power supply when the machine is not in use for a long
time.
 When the machine sits idle for an extended period of time, raise the top rubber roller
to avoid the distortion of the rubber surface.
 Perform only the routine maintenance procedures referred to in these instructions
 Do not leave excess adhesive build up on the rollers overnight
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5. Operating Conditions
 Place machine on level surface
 Environment requirements:
Ambient temperature: 50⁰ F - 104⁰ F
Humidity:30%—80%;ideal humidity:55%

Due to the static on film rolls, you should try to keep the environment clean.

Provide enough space around machine to ensure the safe and effective operation.
The
minimum area covered is 8 ft. x 10 ft.

Do not directly cut the films on the surfaces of the rubber rollers to avoid damages to the
rollers.

Do not put burrs, sharp knives or extra thick and hard materials in between the rollers.
Do not leave objects like tools, rulers, knives, etc. on the working panels or the side
cabinets to avoid their being rolled into the machine accidentally and damaging the
rollers.

For repairs and replacements, please contact your local distributor. unauthorized repairs
and dismantling will affect future maintenances of the machines.

The machine can laminate continuously objects up to 1/4” thick.

If this machine will not be used for a long period of time, please remove all films and gap the
rollers to prevent flat spots.
Warning: Do not keep the machines in direct sunshine or near it.
Do not keep the machine in dusty place or places with strong vibrations.
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6. Packing List
Remove all parts from shipping create and boxes.
Inspect parts and the machine
carefully. Any missing parts should be reported to the shipper upon receipt of
shipment.
NOTE: Refer to the System Components section for hardware locations
Machine Crate
Part
Quantity
Part
Quantity
Main Machine
1
Right rewind housing (#7)
1
Quick-Grip shafts
2
Locking Bolt
2
Stand locking screw
2
Feed Tray
1
Cardboard rewind tube
1
Allen wrench 8mm
1
Foot switch
1
Left rewind housing (#14)
1
Zippy knife
1
Hex screw 8mm x 80
12
Safety Shield
1
Flat washer 8
12
Rear Platform
1
Lock washer
Right stand side frame
1
Operating manual
1
Left stand side frame
1
Print hold down
1
Upper cross member
1
Print roll holder brackets
3
Lower cross members
2
Allen wrench 4mm (#7, #14)
1
Hex screw 5mm x 12
6
Flat washer 5 (#7, #12, #14)
10
10
M5X10 (#12)
8
8
12
(#7, #14)
Lock washer 5mm (#7,
#12, #14)
Phillips screwdriver
1
(#12)
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7. Installation
7a. Uncrate the machine
Upper cover
Side frames
1. Remove all the screws holding the crate to the base, lift and set to the side.
2. Remove all the screws holding the lid to the crate and remove the stand side frames
from the top of the crate.
3. Remove the cross members packed below the laminator feed tray.
7b. Assemble the stand
1. Assemble the stand as shown below.
Hint: The stand is easier to assemble upside down, then flip over when completed.
1.
Fastening bolts
2. Side frames
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7c. Remove the machine from base
1. Remove accessory boxes, shafts, and other components around the machine
2. Pull back plastic dust cover around the machine
1. Stand cross members
2. Rewind housing boxed
3. Machine
4. Unwind/rewind shafts
5. Rear platform assembly
7d. Bolt Machine to the Stand
1. Position the assembled stand close to the base and orient it to the machine. Stand
locking wheels are to the front of the machine.
2. Lift the machine and set it on the stand
3. Secure the machine to the stand using securing bolts in the accessory box.
Locking bolt
Heavy! Handle with care!!
Warning: when moving the machine, lift by the machine side frames.
roller gap adjustment handle for lifting!
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7e. Attach rear platform
1. Secure the folding support of the rear platform to the rear of the machine by using bolts
in the accessory box
Securing screws
7f. Attach Upper Rewind supporting brackets
1. Use the Allen head screws to affix the rewind supporting plates to the machine side
frames
1.
Left Rewind housing
2.
Unwind shaft
3.
Rewind shaft
4.
Right rewind housing
5. Idler bar
5
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7g. Attach upper shafts
1. Rotate the locking outer sleeves in the direction of the arrow indicated in Figure 1,
to their open position aligned with the inner sleeve as in Figure 2.
2. Insert slotted end of each upper shaft into the right shaft housing with tension adjustment
knobs and drop shaft into place as in Figure 3.
3. Rotate all outer locking sleeves to lock shafts in place
4. A cardboard core is used on upper rewind shaft to take up film liner as in Figure 4
Figure 1
Figure 2
Locking Inner
Sleeve
Locking Outer
Sleeve
Figure 3
Figure 4
Cardboard rewind tube
Shaft slot
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7h.
Attach Safety Shield
1. Hold the handles at both ends of the safety shield and align mounting block on safety
shield with spring loaded pin in left side frame. Move shield in the direction of the arrow
below
2. Align right mounting block on safety shield with locating pin on right side frame
3. The safety shield may be rotated up for access to the rollers.
7i. Attach Print Hold Down Clamp
1. Rotate the safety shield up and unscrew the thumbscrews at the both ends of the feed
table. Then insert the print hold down clamp under each thumbscrew and tighten.
To
remove, rotate the safety shield up and unscrew the thumbscrews at the both ends of
the feed table, and remove the print hold down clamp, then tighten the thumbscrews.
Thumbscrew
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8. System Components
1.
Left Side Cover
2.
Feed tray
3.
Print roll hangers
4.
Stand
5.
Roller gap handle
6.
Right side cover
7.
Rewind housing
8.
Idler bar
9.
Safety shield
10. Rear exit panel
11. Rear Platform
12. Support hinges
13. Emergency stop switch
14. Left rewind housing
15. Quick -grip unwind shaft
16. Quick-grip rewind shaft
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9. Control Panel
5
1
2
6
3
4
1. Power indicator
4. Motor function switch
2. Temperature adjustment knob
5 Ready light
3. Speed adjustment knob
6. Temperature display screen
Note: Reserve operation can only be utilized with the foot switch.
1. When illuminated, indicates that the machine is turned on.
2. The temperature adjustment knob is used to adjust temperature of upper roller.
turned all the way counterclockwise the heat is off.
When
Rotating it clockwise will adjust
the temperature of the roller. Maximum temperature is 302° F.
3. Speed knob is used to adjust speed of the roller.
4. The forward, stop, and reverse switch is used to stop rotation of the roller and switch
rotation direction of the rollers
5. The green LED Ready light will illuminate when the upper roller gets to the set
temperature.
6. Temperature display screen is used to display actual temperature of the upper roller.
Note: The machine does not have continuous reverse. The reverse function can only be
utilized with the foot switch.
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10. Roller Gap Adjustment
1. The roller gap adjustment handle (see Fig.) is located on the right-side cover of the
laminator and is used to adjust the roller gap and pressure.
2. There are four mounting gap settings; 1/4” (6mm), 3/16” (5mm),1/8” (3mm)and
1/16” (1.5mm). Zero is for full pressure when laminating.
Caution! When not in use, set the Gap handle to the fully open position. When warming
up the machine, set the Gap handle to ZERO and turn the motor speed to 1/2.
11. Operation
1. Connect the attachment plug provided with the laminator to a suitably grounded outlet
only.
This machine must have reliable earth wire to ensure the safety of the machine
during operation.
2. Contact an electrician should the attachment plug provided with the laminator not
match the receptacles at your location.
3. Ensure that the voltages of the power supply you are using match the rated working
voltages before operations. Do not use incorrect power supply.
4. Make sure the Motor function switch on the front control panel is in the center, stop
position.
5. Connect the power cord to the wall outlet and turn on the power switch to ON as
shown in the figure below. You should hear three audible beeps, this means the
machine is in the operation mode. If you only hear two beeps, check the Motor
function switch for the proper location.
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12. Loading top supply roll
1. Slide the top supply roll onto the rear Supply unwind shaft
a. If using Liner-in film, the web should come off the bottom of the roll, for Liner-out
film the web should come off the top of the roll
2. Position the roll in the middle of the supply shaft.
3. Adjust
the
brake
tension
by
turning
the
Tension
adjustment
knob
(Note: the brake tension should not prevent roll from turning)
4. Slide empty cardboard tube onto the top, front Liner rewind shaft
13. Threading film
1. Turn the Roller Gap adjustment handle to full open position to lift the upper rubber roller.
2. Pass the film web under the idler bar and down in front of the roller
3. Separate 1” of the paper liner from the film web and attach film web to a leader
board the width of the film roll then insert leader board into the rollers
4. Lower the top rubber roller onto the leader board
5. Pull the liner up and attach to a cardboard tube on the liner rewind shaft as in the diagram
below
6. Use foot pedal to advance the film web until the leader board is under the roller
Note: The film should be wrinkleless and tight to the surface of the roller. If the
film is not tight enough, increase the roller pressure.
If wrinkles appear in the
film web, adjust the brake tension on the top film supply roll.
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1. Feed tray
5. PSA Film
2. Print
6. Idler roller
3. Top roller
7. Rear platform
4. Release Liner
8. Rolled graphics
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14. Adjusting Brake Tension
1. Adjust the brake tension so the film does not wind up on the rewind and the release liner does
not get pulled into the rollers.
2. The release liner should have a small amount of sag as it releases from the overlaminate but not
so much that it will be pulled into the nip area of the rollers.
1.
Brake pressure adjusting knob; 2. Rewind/unwind locking sleeve; 3. Rewinding shaft; 4. Unwind shaft; 5.
Roll film; 6. Rewind tube
15. Laminating Cold PSA film
Note: It is hard to remove film adhesive once it gets onto the rubber rollers.
When laminating, always use film rolls the same width as the materials. If your
sheets are narrower than the film roll, use a laminating sled to keep the film
adhesive from sticking to the bottom rubber roller of the machine. Always use a
media roll the same width or wider than the film supply roll.
To clean the rollers, use rubber eraser or Isopropyl Alcohol and a lint free cloth.
15a. Single sheets or media from a roll
1. Load a roll of laminating film on the top roller (see Loading top Roll supply section 12)
2. Turn the Roller Gap adjustment handle to full open position to lift the upper rubber roller.
3. Pass the film web under the idler bar and down in front of the roller
4. Separate 1” of the paper liner from the film web and attach film web to a leader
board the width of the film roll, then insert leader board into the rollers
5. Lower the top rubber roller onto the leader board
6. Pull the liner up and attach to a cardboard tube on the liner rewind shaft
7. Use foot pedal to advance the film web until the leader board is under the roller
8. Pull the bottom media web up or slide single sheet to adhere to the exposed film web
9. Use foot pedal to advance both webs until cleared of the nip rollers
10. Lower the Gap adjustment handle to a gap position suitable for your image
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15b. Single sheets using a sled
1. Load a roll of laminating film on the top roller (see Loading top Roll supply section 12)
2. Turn the roller gap handle to lift the upper roller.
3. Select a piece of Gatorboard or other PVC mounting board the width of the film
web to use as a sled under the print to be laminated
4. Insert the sled between the nip rollers and lower the top roller until it touches the sled
5. Reverse the motor to back the sled out of the rollers
6. Pass the film web under the idler bar and down in front of the roller
7. Separate 1” of the paper liner from the film web, attach film web to a leader board
the width of the film roll and insert leader board into the rollers
8. Use foot pedal to advance the film web half way through the roller and stop
9. Position print on the sled and insert into rollers
10. Depress the foot switch and run sled through
11. Insert another leader board or next sled right behind the first sled
16. Laminating and Mounting in one pass
16a. Heat-activated pouch boards
1. The recommended temperature setting is 10 on Temp dial
2. The recommended speed setting is 1/2
Note: If the board comes out cloudy, reduce the speed and run the board back through
the machine.
3. Remove the print hold down clamp.
4. When the READY light illuminates, you are ready to run the boards.
5. Place the print to be laminated under the film layer on the adhesive side of the board
then bring the film layer down over the print
6. Set the roller gap handle to the correct setting for the board thickness
7. Insert the board, sealed edge first, into the rollers and press FWD or use the foot pedal
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16b. Thermal film and thermal boards
1. Load a roll of laminating film on the top roller (see Loading Top Roll supply section 12)
2. The recommended temperature setting is 10 on Temp dial (302° F)
3. The recommended speed setting is 1/2
Note: If the board comes out cloudy, reduce the speed and run the board back
through the machine.
4. Remove the print hold down clamp
5. When the READY light illuminates, you are ready to run the boards.
6. Place the print to be laminated on the adhesive side of the board Set the roller gap
handle to the correct setting for the board thickness
7. Insert the board into the rollers and press FWD or use the foot pedal
8. Insert another leader board or next board right behind the first board to keep the film
adhesive from touching the bottom roller
17. Laminating pouches
1. The recommended temperature setting is 10 on Temp dial (302° F)
2. The recommended speed setting is 1
Note: If the pouch comes out cloudy, reduce the speed and run the board back
through the machine.
3. When the READY light illuminates, you are ready to run the boards.
4. Insert the material to be laminated into the pouch ensuring there is a boarder of film all
the way around the print.
6. Place the pouch with the print into a carrier provided by the pouch manufacturer.
7. Smooth out any wrinkles with side of your hands or soft scraper.
8. Adjust the roller gap adjustment handle to the 1/16” setting.
9. If the print comes out cloudy or has air bubbles, lower the pressure setting to ‘0’ and
run back through the rollers.
NOTE: Always run a test sheet similar to the finished product to ensure you have the
proper settings before the actual job is run.
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18. Mounting
18a. Mounting Adhesive back vinyl to boards
1. Load a roll of printed adhesive back vinyl on the top supply roller (see Loading top Roll
supply section 12)
2. Turn the roller gap handle to lift the upper roller.
3. Select a piece of Gatorboard or other PVC mounting board the width of the vinyl web
and the same thickness as the board to be coated for use as a leader board
4. Insert the leader board between the nip rollers
5. Lower the top roller onto the leader board to the preset gap setting on the gap
adjustment handle
6. Pass the vinyl web under the idler bar and down in front of the roller
7. Separate 1” of the paper liner from the vinyl web, attach vinyl web to a leader board
8. Use foot pedal to advance the leader board half way through the roller and stop
9. Insert mounting board to be coated and depress foot switch
10. After the last board, insert leader board to keep adhesive from contacting the rollers
18b. Pre-coating mounting boards
1. Load a roll of mounting adhesive on the top roller
2. Insert leader board the same thickness as the board to be coated and the width of
the mounting adhesive, between the nip rollers and lower the top roller to the
preset gap setting on the gap adjustment handle
3. Pull mounting adhesive down over the idler bar and over the front of nip roller
and adhere to the leader board
4. Run leader board half way through the roller and stop
5. Insert mounting board to be coated and depress foot switch
6. After the last board, insert leader board to keep adhesive from contacting the
rollers
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18c Mounting print to a pre-coated mounting board
1. Pull back and fold down 1” of the liner from the pre-coated mounting board
2. Adhere leading edge of the print to the exposed adhesive on the board
3. Insert leading 1” of the board into the nip rollers
4. Adjust the roller pressure to the preset gap setting on the pressure handle
5. Lay print over top nip roller
6. Hold release liner on board with one hand and apply pressure to print as it comes
over the top roller.
7. Depress the foot switch to run the board and print through the rollers
19. Heat Sensor Blocked Function
1. If the heat sensor becomes blocked or has failed the power indicator will flicker. After
one minute, the machine will automatically turn off its heating system. It is necessary
to turn off the machine at once and check to see what is blocking the sensor. If the fault
is not eliminated, please contact with the after-sales service personnel.
2. During normal operation of the machine, the buzzer gives two sounds and the power
indicator flickers. In this case, it shows that temperature detected by the temperature
sensor on the upper roller is more than 180℃ and the machine will automatically turn
off its heating system.
3. If the machine is under high temperature status and there is any paper blocking
temperature sensor, the machine will warn and turn off the heating system, and the
power indicator will flicker and buzzer gives three sounds circularly. According to
different sounds of the buzzer, you can judge fault type of the machine.
20. Roller Cleaning Function
1. First, remove the Safety Shield and Feed Table
2. Turn main power ON/OFF switch to OFF position
3. Press and hold the Reverse switch while turning the ON/OFF switch back to ON
4. Release the Reverse switch
a.
You will hear two audible beeps and the Power and Ready lights will
alternate on and off indicating the Cleaning mode
5. Use the reverse switch to rotate the rollers for cleaning
6. To return to normal operation, turn the main ON/OFF switch to OFF
7. Return Safety Shield and Feed Table to the home position
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21. Auto Sleep Function
1. If the motor has been idle for Three (3) hours without running, the machine
will go into STAND BY mode. The temperature drops to 176° F and the
ready light flashes.
a. To resume operation, turn the MOTOR switch to the FWD position, then back to
the middle OFF position.
b. Allow machine to reheat to proper temperature and Ready light to
illuminate solid.
2. If the motor has been idle for four (4) hours without running, the machine will
go into SLEEP mode, and the heaters are turned off.
a. To resume operation, turn the ON/OFF switch to OFF position, then back to
ON and allow the ready light to come on.
22. Photo Safety Eye
1. When the machine switch is set to FWD, it is possible to normally adjust speed of the
machine. If the photo safety eye is blocked, the motor will stop and the machine will
not operate. To reset, place the motor switch is in the center position. When pressing
the foot switch, the machine will operate and the speed can be adjusted.
2. When the motor switch is set to reverse rotation, the machine will only operate when
pressing the foot switch; the machine will operate at 3ft/min.
3. When the motor switch is in the center position, the photo safety eye will be reset. When
pressing the foot switch, the machine will operate and speed can be adjusted. The
rotation direction will be in the forward rotation.
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23. Troubleshooting
Problems
Machine does not turn on
Causes
1. No power supply
1. Plug in power cord
2. Main power switch is OFF
2. Place power switch to ON
3. Circuit breaker has tripped
3. Reset circuit breaker
4. Blown main power fuse
4. Replace fuse on rear panel
5. Motor has failed
5. Change the electric motor
Rollers do not turn after
1. Emergency switch is engaged
“FWD” button is pressed
2. Excess roller nip pressure
1. Nip roller pressure too low
Poor film adhesion or cloudy
2. Dust on the surface of the print
prints
3. Not hot enough if using thermal
film
Poor film adhesion on one
1.
and bottom
Not enough brake tension on
supply roll
the rubber rollers
1. Increase nip roller pressure
2. Clean print surface before
lamination
1. See “Roller gap adjustment”
release liner rewind shaft
1.
1. Increase brake tension on
supply roll
1. Not enough brake tension on the
being rewound
Wrinkles in web both on top
2. Reduce the nip pressure of
is not even
during operation
Release liner gets loose when
1. Disengage emergency switch
3. Increase the temperature
1. Nip roller pressure on the two sides
side
Film supply roll gets loose
Solutions
Too much nip roller pressure
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1. Increase brake tension on
release liner rewind shaft
1. Reduce nip pressure with
hand wheel
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24. Specifications
Model
44TH
Specifications
Applications
PSA film, pouch boards, pouches, mounting boards
Speed adjustment range
0~1.5m/min
Temperature
100~302℉(37.7-150℃)
Maximum width
44” (1120mm)
Film gage
1.5 – 5 mil
Gap/Pressure settings
0″, 1/16″, 1/8″, 3/16″ and 1/4″ respectively
Maximum gap height
5/16
Rated input voltage
120 V ; 60 Hz
Maximum input power
1440 W
Maximum input current
12 A
Dimensions w/rear deck up
57”x37.75”x50”
(L ×W ×H)
(1450×960×1270mm)
Shipping dimensions
59.25”x35.5”x26.75”
(L ×W ×H)
(1505×900×680mm)
Net weight (LxWxH)
264 lbs. (120Kg)
Shipping weight
365 lbs. (166 Kg
▲ Warning: Please pay attention to rated voltage of this machine. Do
not use incorrect voltage!
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Gfp 44TH October 2017
23. Warranty
January 2014
Graphic Finishing Partners, LLC warrants each new Gfp Laminator is free from defects in
material and workmanship for a period of one (1) year from the date of installation.
A machine
which proves defective in materials or workmanship within the warranty period will be repaired
or, at Gfp’s option, replaced without charge.
This warranty is extended only to the original
purchaser.
This warranty is the only warranty made by Gfp and cannot be modified or amended.
Gfp’s
sole and exclusive liability and the customer’s sole and exclusive remedy under this warranty
shall be, at Gfp’s option, to repair or replace any such defective part or product.
These
remedies are only available if Gfp’s examination of the product discloses to Gfp’s satisfaction
that such defects actually exist and were not caused by misuse, neglect, attempt to repair,
unauthorized alteration or modification, incorrect line voltage, fire, accident, flood or other
hazard.
The warranty made herein is in lieu of all other warranties, expressed or implied, including any
warranty or merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.
Gfp will not be liable for
personal damage or personal injury (unless primarily caused by its negligence), loss of profit, or
other incidental or consequential damages arising out of the use or inability to use this
equipment.
This warranty specifically does not cover damage to laminating rollers caused by knives, razor
blades, or any sharp objects or abrasives, or failure caused by adhesives, or damage caused by
lifting, tilting and/or any attempt to position the machine other than rolling on the installed
castors or feet on even surfaces, or improper use of the machine.
Warranty repair or
replacement by Gfp or its authorized reseller(s) does not extend the warranty beyond the initial
period from the date of installation.
Unauthorized customer alterations will void this warranty.
Contact Information:
CORRESPONDENCE:
SHIPPING:
Graphic Finishing Partners LLC
Graphic Finishing Partners LLC
PO Box 1097
13878 Parks Steed Drive
Maryland Heights, MO. 63043
Earth City, MO. 63045
800-986-2005
EMAIL:
sales@gfpartnersllc.com
WEBSITE:
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www.gfpartnersllc.com