al-meister

AL-MEISTER
ALM3230
Instruction Manual
Thank you very much for purchasing the FUJIPLA ALM3230 Auto Laminator. Due
to the potential for damage and for personal safety reasons only trained
personnel should operate this machine! Please read through this manual carefully
before operation. Please keep this manual and refer to it whenever necessary.
Ver 1.0 [US]
Ver 2 by Brian Jennett (includes Ver 1.0 [US]) 12/14/15, 1/27/16, 3/2/16, 5/11/16
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DryLam LLC is the exclusive distributor of Fujipla products in North
America. Contact DryLam’s Tech-Line at 888-633-1973 x8575 or
brianj@drylam.com with any service related inquiries. Other
information is available on our website at www.drylam.com
Contents
SPECIFICATIONS ............................................................................................................................................ 4
MAXIMUM PAPER THICKNESS .................................................................................................................. 5
MAIN FEATURES ............................................................................................................................................ 6
IMPORTANT SAFETY PRECAUTIONS.............................................................................................................. 7
GENERAL CAUTIONS ..................................................................................................................................... 9
REQUIREMENTS OF PAPER TO BE LAMINATED .......................................................................................... 10
RECYCLING INFORMATION ......................................................................................................................... 10
INCLUDED COMPONENTS ........................................................................................................................... 11
2. NAMES AND FUNCTIONS ........................................................................................................................ 12
2-1. EXTERIOR ......................................................................................................................................... 12
2-2. INTERIOR .......................................................................................................................................... 13
2-3. OPERATION PANEL........................................................................................................................... 14
2-4. LCD DISPLAY ..................................................................................................................................... 15
2-5. OTHER SWITCHES AND BUTTONS .................................................................................................... 17
3. INSTALLATION ......................................................................................................................................... 19
3-1. INSTALLING THE ALM3230............................................................................................................... 19
3-2. SET FEEDER TRAY ............................................................................................................................. 19
3-3. SET EXIT TRAY .................................................................................................................................. 19
3-4. SET WASTE COLLECTION BOX .......................................................................................................... 21
3-5. CONNECT POWER CORD .................................................................................................................. 21
4. SET LAMINATION FILM/MANUAL MODE ................................................................................................ 22
5. AUTOMATIC OPERATION ........................................................................................................................ 35
5-1. WARM UP ........................................................................................................................................ 35
5-2. SETTINGS .......................................................................................................................................... 36
5-2-1. SET TEMPERATURE ................................................................................................................... 36
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5-2-2. FIXED SPEED SETTING ............................................................................................................... 36
5-2-3. SET TRIMMER MARGINS ........................................................................................................... 37
5-2-4. MODE MENUS .......................................................................................................................... 39
5-2-5. SET COUNT................................................................................................................................ 41
5-2-6. MARGIN SET ............................................................................................................................. 43
5-2-7. CUT ADJUST .............................................................................................................................. 44
5-2-9. PAPER FEED ADJUST (SOFTWARE) ............................................................................................ 46
5-2-10. TOTAL COUNT ......................................................................................................................... 47
5-2-11. CHECK FILM INFO.................................................................................................................... 48
5-2-12. PAPER FEED RESIST ROLLER PRESSURE ADJUSTMENT (MECHANICAL) .................................. 49
5-2-13. PAPER SKEW ADJUST .............................................................................................................. 51
5-3. SET PAPER ........................................................................................................................................ 52
5-4. START OPERATION ........................................................................................................................... 54
5-5. ECO MODE (Power Saving Mode) .................................................................................................... 55
5-6. TERMINATE LAMINATION ................................................................................................................ 55
6. LONG MODE ............................................................................................................................................ 56
7. TROUBLESHOOTING/ERROR MESSAGES................................................................................................. 57
8. CLEANING THE HEAT ROLLERS ................................................................................................................ 62
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SPECIFICATIONS
Feature:
Model ALM3230
Minimum
Maximum
Feeder Tray Capacity
Paper Width
Finished & Trimmed Width
Paper Length
Operating Temperature
Operating Speed (in. per min.)
Finished Size (W x L) and
Trimming Methods of Common
Paper Sizes
Maximum Laminated Thickness
Exit Tray capacity
200 pages (20# copy paper), less for thicker paper
1 page
12.6”
8-1/8”
13”
8-9/16”
20” in normal mode, unlimited length in “LONG MODE”
6-1/2”
270 degrees F
170 degrees F
40
Letter (8.5” x 11”); With Margin: 8.74" X 11.24"; Without Margin: 8.5" X 11".
Double Letter (11” x 17”); With Margin: 11.24" X 17.24"; Without Margin: 11" X 17"
Digital Paper (12” x 18”) With Margin: 12.24" X 18.24"; Without Margin: 12" X 18"
16mil (.016”) (including film thickness)
200 pages (20# copy paper laminated with 5mil film), less for thicker paper
Warm-up Time
Power Source
Power Consumption
Approx. 15 minutes
AC 120V 60 Hz
1200W, 10A
50.1"(W) X 24.8"(D) X 18.5"(H) including Feeder Tray, Feeder Tray Extension and Exit
Tray installed. (Not including Stand.)
Laminator : 97 LBS; Optional Stand : 52.9 LBS
Within the range of 32F to 86F (68 +/- 40F recommended)/an altitude below 6600'.
Feeder Tray -- Extension Feeder Tray -- Exit Tray -- Power Cord – Waste Collection Box
Dimensions (W x L x H)
Weight
Environmental Restrictions
Accessories
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SPECIFICATIONS (cont’d)
MAXIMUM PAPER THICKNESS
The ALM3230 will accept a maximum of 16 mil combined paper/film thickness.
This table shows maximum paper stock thickness given the thickness of the film being utilized:
ALM3230 Maximum Paper Thickness Table
Available
film
thickness
1.2mil
Single
sided
1.5mil
Two sided
3mil
Two sided
5mil
Two sided
Based on 16 mil maximum film/paper thickness
1
2
3
4
6
8
10
12
14
16
14.8mil paper = (120# cover, 180# index, 312 gsm)
Film
13mil paper = (105# cover, 158# index, 206 gsm)
Film
10mil paper = (90# cover, 135# index, 245 gsm)
Film
6 mil paper = (40# cover, 60# index,
Film
162 gsm)
Table 1
For example, looking at Table 1 above, when laminating two sides of a sheet with 5 mil film, the film
itself is 10 mil’s thick. Hence, paper stock can be no thicker than 6 mil. 6 mil thickness equates to
40# cover or 60# index.
This is more of a limitation of the Cutter and Trimmer Units than it is of other areas (feeding,
laminating) of the laminator. When cutting and trimming film only (in other words, outside the
paper area) it MAY be possible to process UP TO 120# cover (#180# index) regardless of the
thickness of the film utilized.
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MAIN FEATURES
The AL-MEISTER ALM3230 is a fully automatic hot laminator that will feed, laminate, cut and trim
around all four sides of paper. Once threaded and set up properly, place printed paper on the Feeder
Tray and press the [START] button for full automatic operation.
1. Laminating Size/Laminating Film:
Letter/Double Letter/Digital sized paper can be laminated automatically. The film is specially produced.
Glossy and matte types are available.
2. Finish with, or without margin:
With margin: The ALM3230 will trim leaving a 0.11” margin of film outside the edge of the paper. The
paper is completely encapsulated to enhance durability and resistance to liquids.
Without margin: The ALM3230 will trim laminated paper to the paper size. The surface of the paper is
protected with the edges exposed.
3. Feeds 200 sheets automatically:
Automatic feeding of up to 200 sheets on the tray enables fully automatic operation.
4. Speedy Lamination:
Any manual preparatory tasks that were needed in traditional encapsulation are now unnecessary. It
takes only 3 minutes to laminate 10 sheets of letter size paper.
5. Eco Mode saves power consumption:
For more details, see ECO MODE (Power Saving Mode).
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IMPORTANT SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
The following safety precautions must be observed for your safety during the operation of this product.
Please read the cautions and warnings carefully. Please keep this manual and refer to it whenever
necessary.
General Caution
Electric Shock Indicates the potential for electric shocks.
Tangling Warning Indicates possible injuries caused by tangling in a rotating machine
part.
Amputation Warning Indicates possible serious injuries such as finger amputation.
Heat Warning Indicates the potential for injuries caused by extreme heat.
Don’t Do Indicates unspecified acts that are forbidden.
Unplug immediately Indicates a dangerous situation. Unplug the ALM3230 from the
wall outlet and call for service.
These two different words are used on the machine according to the level of danger.
WARNING In the case of incorrect use, there can be serious injury.
CAUTION Injury to the operator or damage to equipment possible. There can also be a
machine malfunction.
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INSTALLATION
To avoid fire, electric shock, or any danger, do not install the machine in a place like:
In direct sunshine or near an air
conditioner.
In an extremely humid/dry area.
In an extremely cold area.
In/near a heating appliance or extremely hot
area.
In an extremely dusty area.
On an uneven or shaky floor.
POWER SUPPLY/GROUND WIRE
1. Use the appropriate power supply. Always connect to AC120V. Unstable voltage may cause electric shock,
fire, or damage to the machine. Always avoid using multiple outlet connections.
2. Pay attention to the amperage. Unless the amperage is enough, it may cause fire or malfunction. A
dedicated circuit is highly recommended.
3. Ensure a ground connection is correctly made to avoid any danger or electrical problems. Do not alter the
power cord.
4. Handle power cord with care.
Do not set the machine on the power cord. Do not pull the power cord forcibly.
Do not place the machine near heated equipment.
Damage to the power cord may cause fire, electric shock or damage to the machine and the operator.
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GENERAL CAUTIONS
Always follow these instructions for safe operation.
1. What to wear
In order to avoid any possible danger
• Do not wear neck-ties or necklaces that are loose.
• Do not wear loose clothes. If entangled, turn off the power or unplug immediately.
• Be careful that your hair does not get caught in the machine.
2. Operation
• Always close the covers.
• When you are in a closed room, ventilate well.
• Do not spill water on the machine or handle it with wet hands.
• Do not leave the machine during operation. The socket outlet should be installed near the equipment and
be easily accessible.
3. in an emergency
• If a malfunction occurs switch off and/or unplug immediately.
• Contact your dealer or the DryLam Tech-Line for assistance.
• Do not attempt to disassemble/repair /alter the machine yourself without authorization.
4. Others
In order to avoid serious personal injury or damage to the machine:
• Do not use the machine for any other purposes than what it was designed for.
• Do not put heavy items on the machine or subject it to physical abuse.
• Always unplug the machine before moving it.
• Remember that the laminated objects can be very hot.
• Machine may be damaged when incorrectly used.
• Do not drop metal items such as paper clips or staples inside the machine.
• Do not remove the covers from the machine or otherwise defeat the safety switches.
• Never alter or modify the machine.
• Do not remove caution labels from the machine.
• Always use our exclusive AL-ROLL lamination film.
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REQUIREMENTS OF PAPER TO BE LAMINATED
Do not laminate:
• Money or valuable securities.
• Paper with staples.
• Magnets or magnetic documents.
• Flammable paper or material that is affected by heat such as vinyl chloride or polyethylene.
• Unique and irreplaceable documents.
• Paper thicker than 0.4mm including film thickness.
• Paper that discolors and changes in quality with heat such as thermal papers and crayoned pictures.
• Paper that contains a lot of moisture.
• Items other than paper (magnets, vinyl, etc.)
• Paper that is curved or has creases.
CLEANING OF EXTERIOR
Be sure that the machine is unplugged.
Before cleaning the machine turn off the power and let the machine cool down.
Wipe off stains with a soft cloth. When stains are persistent use a firmly squeezed soft cloth soaked in a small
quantity of water or detergent. Wipe off the residue of detergent with a cloth soaked in water.
USEFUL INFORMATION – FILM END
This model has a function that gives caution that the film will end soon. The final few feet of film has either
black colored film or the black colored tape on the film. Please note when doing continuous lamination, that
one or two sheets may be laminated with the black tape when film runs out. Therefore, in order to avoid this
problem, please check the remaining film amount on the display from time to time. It is recommended to
provide extra prints when laminating.
RECYCLING INFORMATION
This is a serviceable electronic device which contains components which should be replaced at the end of their
effective lives. You can help control emerging risks by disposing of the electronic device separately from your
domestic waste. Electric and electronic devices marked with a crossed out waste bin indicate that these
products should not be disposed of together with domestic waste as there may be a severe impact on the
environment as well as human health due to the possibly of hazardous materials.
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INCLUDED COMPONENTS
Please check all these components are included.
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ALM3230
Feeder Tray
Feeder Tray Extension
Exit Tray
Power Cord
Waste Collection Box (in two parts)
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2. NAMES AND FUNCTIONS
2-1. EXTERIOR
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
Lower Tension Controller
9
Skew Control Knob
Feeder Tray
10 Feeding Control Knob
Paper Feed Adjust
11 Feeder Release Handle
Lamination Handle
12 Operation Panel
Upper Tension Controller
13 Trimmer Adjustment Knobs
Trimmer Cover
14 Power Switch
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2. NAMES AND FUNCTION (cont’d)
2-2. INTERIOR
A
B
C
D
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
SECTIONS
Feeder Section
Lamination Section
Cutter Section
Trimmer Section
COMPONENTS
Feeder Tray Extension
Feeder Tray
Feeder Roller
Paper Feed “Resist” Roller
Heat Rollers
Cutter Unit
Trimmer Unit
Exit Tray
FUNCTION
For longer double letter and digital paper size laminations.
Tray for letter size paper.
Picks paper from feeder tray and feeds it to the lamination section.
Prevents multiple sheets from entering lamination section.
Laminates upper and lower film to paper with heat and pressure.
Cuts front and back of the film (leading and trailing edges).
Cuts sides of paper (operator and non-operator sides of the machine).
Tray for finished paper.
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2. NAMES AND FUNCTION (cont’d)
2-3. OPERATION PANEL
START
Press to start operation.
STOP
Press to stop operation.
RESET
Press to return to the operation mode and to reset the counter.
SCROLL (UP) Press to raise cursor or the set value.
SCROLL (DOWN) Press to lower cursor or the set value.
MODE
Press to select MODE (menus) setting.
TEMP/SPEED Press to select temperature or speed setting menus. Hold
continuously to see the current temperature.
POWER LAMP Indicates the power is on.
READY LAMP Indicates that the set temperature has been achieved.
ECO LAMP
Lights during power saving mode.
ERROR LAMP Lights when an operation error occurs. To aid in servicing note
the error message that is generated on the LCD display.
LCD DISPLAY Shows status of settings, operation and errors.
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2. NAMES AND FUNCTION (cont’d)
2-4. LCD DISPLAY
POWER ON/WARM UP
When powered up the LCD will indicate the model and
software version.
The next screen will show the type of film, if installed.
Indicates the machine is being heated up, however operation
is not possible during this time.
LCD may indicate “READY” when RFID tag has been damaged
or is not in place (see information on film roll RFID tag
elsewhere in this manual).
When the ALM3230 reaches set temperature and regulation begins the buzzer beeps three times.
“READY” appears:
 If machine is fully heated.
 Under certain conditions if the RFID tag is not in place and machine is not heated.
If the machine has been properly threaded it is ready to be run in automatic mode. If
the machine has not been threaded, or if you are unsure that it has been, the START button
should NOT be pressed. To set the film and thread the machine see section 4 starting on page
20.
1) [TEMP] indicates the set temperature in Fahrenheit. See section 5-2-1 on page 34.
2) [SPEED] indicates the set speed in inches per minute. See section 5-2-2 on page 34.
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2. NAMES AND FUNCTION (cont’d)
3) [MARGIN] indicates that the trimming and cutting is with or without margin of film on the front and
back (leading and trailing edges) of the laminated paper. NOTE: A “margin” is a (sealed) edge of film
around the laminated paper. See section 5-2-6 on page 40.
4) [SET COUNT] indicates number of the papers to be processed. See section 5-2-5 on page 38.
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2. NAMES AND FUNCTIONS (cont’d)
2-5. OTHER SWITCHES AND BUTTONS
Open the trimmer cover.
1) Manual MOVE Switch
Use to set/feed film or to take out paper when it is stuck
To feed forward, turn the switch to left.
To feed backward, turn the switch to right.
* Set the trimmer adjuster to Film Set position during the threading process.
The MOVE switch will not operate after some errors (See #7. TROUBLESHOOTING/ERROR MESSAGES).
2) Manual CUT Switch
Use when setting film or cutting film which is stuck in the laminator. *It does not work when a cutting error
has occurred.
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2. NAMES AND FUNCTION (cont’d)
NOTE: The manual MOVE switch works most any time during manual mode. Some errors it may be necessary
to press RESET to clear the error which will then restore the MOVE switch function.
Other errors (often accompanied by the words “CALL FOR SERVICE”) require the ALM3230 to be powered off
and turned on again to restore operation.
CAUTION: Whenever using the MOVE switch it is important to account for all film going into the machine,
particularly during the threading process. If film does not exit the discharge in less than 5 seconds STOP! Film
may be accumulating within the machine. If this is allowed to continue, damage to interior components of the
machine will occur.
*If you believe an excess amount of film has gone into the machine release the MOVE switch. Raise the
Lamination Handle and pull the film back out the front of the lamination area. Use the MOVE switch to assist,
if necessary.
*Whenever you use the manual MOVE Switch, even for a brief moment, always move enough film out the
discharge to grab on to. Then, always cut the film by using the manual CUT button and pull the cut film/paper
from the discharge. This must be performed before pressing the START button, otherwise errors and/or
damage to the machine may result.
*After the film waste has been pulled from the discharge the machine is ready to be run in automatic mode.
Do NOT run the MOVE switch again unless CUT is performed immediately afterward.
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3. INSTALLATION
3-1. INSTALLING THE ALM3230
Allow an area about 24”' around the machine and trays for operation. *Read the safety instructions about the
installation carefully. Always contact the DryLam Tech-Line if there are any questions or concerns during
installation.
3-2. SET FEEDER TRAY
Attach the tray by pointing the feeder tray downward.
1)
2)
* When you laminate materials in double letter and digital
paper sizes set the extension tray on the feeder tray as
shown.
3-3. SET EXIT TRAY
Attach the exit tray firmly in the holes. Select upper or lower holes according to the thickness of the finished
product.
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3. INSTALLATION (cont’d)
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3. INSTALLATION (cont’d)
3-4. SET WASTE COLLECTION BOX
Install the waste collection box just underneath the film waste outlet to collect trimming and cutting scrap.
3-5. CONNECT POWER CORD
Connect power cord to the machine firmly.
Do not turn the power on yet.
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3. INSTALLATION (cont’d)
4. SET LAMINATION FILM/MANUAL MODE
1. AL-ROLL film is the exclusive lamination film for ALM3230. Always use a combined set of upper and lower
film together (even if using one-sided film) from the same box. Prior to loading film inspect the rolls for
possible shipping damage. Lower film roll must have a valid RFID tag installed and loaded towards the nonoperator side of the machine.
ATTENTION: If this tag is not in place or it has been damaged
the machine will not heat up, or run in automatic mode.
Do not install damaged or “shifted (telescoped)” rolls of film on the ALM3230. These rolls may
have been damaged in shipment. The two sheets of film will not overlap each other properly
and will causes operational problems.
2. Open the cover at the trimmer. Loosen the black knobs and adjust both the left and right levers to the FILM
SET position. Leave this the cover open for the next steps.
Always make sure that the levers are at
the film set position when threading.
Otherwise, the threading card will get
caught on the trimmer blades. Damage to
the trimmer blades and jamming of film
may occur.
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4. SET LAMINATION FILM/MANUAL MODE (cont’d)
3. Open the Feeder Cover and Film Cover.
NOTE: Components on the inside of the machine get
very hot. Always be careful.
4. Loosen the two tension controllers, if
necessary. Set the upper roll of film in the
upper mandrel holders. Align the black tape
on the film roll with the black dot on the
mandrel holder.
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4. SET LAMINATION FILM/MANUAL MODE (cont’d)
NOTE: If the film roll(s) are incorrectly loaded adhesive may contact the heat rollers or other interior
components and cause damage.
5. Remove the lower Film Guide Bar.
Push the bar to one side to compress
the spring and pull the other end out of
the machine.
6. The lower film roll contains an RFID tag in the
left end of the core. Handle this roll carefully!
This tag is a printed label adhered to a cap and
placed in the end of the core. This cap/tag must
be placed carefully towards the non-operator
side of the machine.
NOTE: RFID tag location for lower roll
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4. SET LAMINATION FILM/MANUAL MODE (cont’d)
7. Pull about 8-10” of the film off the roll.
Loosen the two tension controllers, if
necessary. Place the film roll in the lower
mandrel holders firmly and carefully (with
the RFID tag at the non-operator side).
Place the removable rotating idler bar in
place. Lay the end of the film back on top of
the film roll.
NOTE: If the film roll(s) are incorrectly
loaded adhesive may contact the heat
rollers or other interior components and
cause damage.
NOTE: RFID tag location for lower roll.
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4. SET LAMINATION FILM/MANUAL MODE (cont’d)
8. Raise the Lamination Handle to the OPEN
position to separate the heat and pull rollers for
threading.
9. Pull the upper film off the roll. Pull it
down and over the upper rotating idler
bar. Bring the end of the film down until it
just touches the lower film. This should
overlap both heat rollers by a few inches.
10. (Not shown) Bring the lower sheet of film up and over the upper sheet of film. There should now be two
sheets of film crossing the heat rollers and overlapping each other by about 6-8”.
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4. SET LAMINATION FILM/MANUAL MODE (cont’d)
11. Using an 11” long (by 8.5” wide) threading card (DryLam part number 964202), push both sheets of film
between the rollers (and into the ‘nip’). Holding the card level continue to push both sheets of film all the way
through the machine. There should only be 1” of threading card exposed at the fronts of the rollers at this
time.
If the threading card will not
pass a point about 4” into the
machine it is likely being
stopped by the film guides on the Cutter Unit.
The threading card MUST pass yet another
4”, or so, beyond that point before the
lamination handle is lowered and before the
motors are run.
HINTS FOR EASIER THREADING:
1) Loosen the tension controllers.
2) Turn the film rolls to add “slack” to the film web.
3) “Aim” the threading card either up, or down, to allow it to enter the full 11” length. This is extremely
important as machine damage may otherwise result if loose film were to “wrap” up or tear off inside the
machine, or if the threading card were to be jammed up against interior components of the machine.
12. Do NOT lower the Lamination handle at this time.
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4. SET LAMINATION FILM/MANUAL MODE (cont’d)
13. Turn on the power switch. The heat rollers
should begin to get hot. If they do not, check that
the RFID tag is in place on the lower film roll, that
it is facing the non-operator side of the machine
and was not damaged during the installation.
14. Push the Manual MOVE Switch towards
the exit of the machine. The threading card
and film should start to move. If they do not
move DO NOT LOWER THE LAMINATION
HANDLE. Carefully push the trailing edge of
the threading card firmly at the lamination
roller area to make the leading edge of the
card engage the rollers near the exit. In one
or two seconds the threading card, along with
two sheets of film should exit the discharge.
If the card and film to do not exit the machine within 5 seconds STOP! Film could be
accumulating within the machine. If this is allowed to continue damage to the machine will
occur!
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4. SET LAMINATION FILM/MANUAL MODE (cont’d)
If the threading card and film do not emerge from the discharge within 5 seconds pull the threading back out
of the nip and repeat the threading process from step 6. If the machine is not threaded properly damage to
interior components will occur.
15. After most of the threading card and film web
emerge from the discharge lower the Lamination
Handle.
STOP! Do not go any further until the READY
light is on AND the machine is fully heated.
16. It is very important to run the machine in
“manual mode” (using the MOVE switch) and
observe the film as it exits the discharge. It
should be well laminated (clear) and free of
wrinkles. If wrinkles are observed adjust the
tension controller knobs slightly on the film
rolls. If the film is curled this could be an
indication that the tension of one of the film
rolls is tighter than the other. Film must exit
the machine flat, clear and free of wrinkles
before being put into automatic mode
(pressing the START button). If there is curl
during manual mode there may be curl during
automatic mode which will likely produce
errors and possibly damage interior
components the machine.
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4. SET LAMINATION FILM/MANUAL MODE (cont’d)
17. Adjustment of tension controllers
There are four (4) tension controllers- two for the lower film roll and two for the upper film roll. The purpose
of the tension controllers is to apply a resistance, or "drag" on the film rolls which forces the film lay flat on the
heat rollers and thereby eliminates creases and bubbles in the lamination.
It is recommended that the right side and left side controllers on each roll be adjusted with the same amount
of tension. The top pair of controllers versus the bottom pair of controllers may vary slightly only to eliminate
"curl" in the laminated piece. If the laminated piece curls upward loosen the two upper controllers and/or
tighten the two bottom controllers. If the exiting laminated piece curls downward, do the opposite and make
the lower controllers looser than the upper controllers.
Tension controllers (upper)
Tension controllers (lower)
18. Again, after the laminator has "warmed-up" and the READY light is on, use the manual MOVE switch to run
film (by itself, no paper) out of the laminator. Observe these samples for clarity and freedom from wrinkles.
When all of the bubbles, wrinkles and creases disappear from the lamination and the film is lying flat on the
heat rollers the machine is ready to be run in “automatic mode”. If lamination defects are not disappearing in
a reasonable amount of film footage (3 or 4 feet), slightly increase tension on the controllers (equally). See
Step 17.
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4. SET LAMINATION FILM/MANUAL MODE (cont’d)
19. Test for film curl. This is important.
If film will not exit the machine in a
“flat” state there may be jams and
wraparounds occurring when the
machine is run in “automatic mode”.
If not already done, push the manual MOVE switch forward until about one (1) foot of film has exited the
laminator. Then, using a pair of scissors cut the laminated film at a point approximately three (3) inches out
from the laminator. Be sure to identify the upper side of the film from the lower side of the film.
NOTE: The laminator is not ready for automatic mode if film is hanging out the discharge (as seen in the
photo above). Always press the CUT button and pull the waste of out the machine to ready for automatic
mode.
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4. SET LAMINATION FILM/MANUAL MODE (cont’d)
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20. Hold the film vertically about 2 inches from the cut side. Look at the film from the side.
Within 1/2 inch
1/2inches
Lower side
•If the curl is less than 1/2'' from the vertical plane, there is no
need to adjust.
Upper side
Over 1/2 inch
•If the curl is more than 1/2" to the lower side, tighten the two
upper tension controllers with half turn.
Lower side
Over 1/2 in.
•If the curl is more than 1/2" to the upper side, loosen the two
upper tension controllers with half turn.
Upper side
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4. SET LAMINATION FILM/MANUAL MODE (cont’d)
Minimizing the curl may avoid problems as shown below. If
film is allowed to curl it will curl up or down into interior
areas of the machine. This will results in errors and possible
damage to the machine.
The proper tension set with new film rolls will likely be too great as film rolls get smaller with use. Too much
tension will result in noise, poor performance and increased wear on the heat rollers. Also, as film rolls reduce
in diameter due to use, curling may begin. If curling is allowed to continue film may curl back up inside the
ALM3230 and causes jams and wraparounds. If so, re-adjusting the tension controllers may be necessary.
Other results of poor tension controller settings:
A) The corner of the laminated film is folded.
B) Lamination scrap comes out with laminated film.
C) Errors appear on the display.
In these cases remove the jammed film.
Follow the trouble shooting procedures of the instruction manual.
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4. SET LAMINATION FILM/MANUAL MODE (cont’d)
21. When film is properly overlapped, there are no wrinkles or bubbles, and film exits without curl press the
CUT button and pull the waste out of the discharge of the ALM3230.
22. Close the Feeder and Trimmer Covers.
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5. AUTOMATIC OPERATION
5-1. WARM UP
CAUTION: Automatic mode should not be performed until the machine has been set up properly in
Manual Mode. See page 17 for details.
1. Connect the power cord to the wall socket. Turn on the
power switch. The POWER lamp lights up.
2. Buzzer beeps.
These displays appear for a few seconds:
ALM3230
Ver A01.0
Software version appears.
-----A
38mic.
LEFT : 80%
FILM INFO
------
320mm
Film Info display appears. (Or, CHECK FILM error will appear if RFID tag is damaged, or not in place.)
-----WARM UP -----TEMP
=
210
Warm Up display appears.
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5. AUTOMATIC OPERATION (cont’d)
5-2. SETTINGS
5-2-1. SET TEMPERATURE
On the “READY” screen press TEMP./SPEED button once.
* The default is set at 210F. This is only a
power on default and may not be proper for
some paper stocks and thicknesses of film.
Press UP or DOWN button to set temperature. Temperature can be set OFF, and between 170F and
270F in 10F increments. The temperature display blinks.
Press TEMP./SPEED button to confirm the temperature.
This table shows an example of temperature settings for different film and paper thicknesses. It also
pays to experiment with different temperatures and speeds to achieve quality laminations.
Film thickness
1.2/1.5mil
3mil
5mil
Copying paper
210F - 40"/min
220F - 40" /min
230F - 40"/min
Thicker paper
220F - 40" /min
230F - 40" /min
240F - 40" /min
5-2-2. FIXED SPEED SETTING
Speed is non-adjustable and is set at 40ipm.
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5. AUTOMATIC OPERATION (cont’d)
5-2-3. SET TRIMMER MARGINS
CAUTION: Do not adjust the Trimmer Levers or Adjustment Knobs while the machine is running or
film is in the Trimmer Unit.
1. Open the trimmer cover.
2. Loosen and adjust both the left
and right knobs to set either “with”
or “without” margin.
3. Tighten the knobs.
NOTES:
 When setting film, always set the knobs in #1 (Film Set). Otherwise the threading card used for
film setting may cause damage to the trimmer blades and will not exit the ALM3230 properly.
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5. AUTOMATIC OPERATION (cont’d)

Do not move the knobs when the ALM3230 is running or when there is film remaining in the
trimmer unit.
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5. AUTOMATIC OPERATION (cont’d)
5-2-4. MODE MENUS
Press MODE button. The Mode Menu screen will appear:
---- MODE --->SET COUNT
MARGIN SET
CUT ADJUST
PAPER FEED ADJUST
TOTAL COUNT
FILM INFO
Move cursor to your choice by using UP or DOWN button. Note that some
menu choice are below the current screen. Simply curser down below the
last line to view them.
Press MODE button again to view or alter the parameter. Or, do nothing to
return to operation screen.
MODE MENU PARAMETERS:
[SET COUNT]
Set the number of sheets you wish to laminate. See section 5-2-5.
NOTE: Defaults to FREE after power outage.
[MARGIN SET]
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5. AUTOMATIC OPERATION (cont’d)
Laminate and make cuts either with, or without a margin of film on both the leading and trailing edges
of sheets. See section 5-2-6.
NOTE: Defaults to MARGIN: YES after power outage.
[CUT ADJUST]
Adjusts the cutting positions of the leading and trailing edges of sheets. See section 5-2-7.
NOTE: These settings are retained in memory after a power outage.
[PAPER FEED ADJUST]
Works in conjunction with the Paper Feed Resist Roller Pressure Adjust knob (see section 5-2-12) to
provide compatibility for difficult to feed paper stocks and toner. See section 5-2-9.
NOTE: This setting is retained in memory after a power outage.
[TOTAL COUNT]
Total Count indicates the accumulated number of laminations since the RESET button was pushed.
NOTE: This number is retained in memory after a power outage. See section 5-2-10.
[FILM INFO]
Displays information about the film currently in the machine. See section 5-2-11.
NOTE: Information only- nothing to retain.
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5. AUTOMATIC OPERATION (cont’d)
5-2-5. SET COUNT
Select SET COUNT.
---- SET COUNT ---FREE
NOTE: Defaults to FREE after power outage.
Press UP or DOWN button to enter numeric values. You can set from 1 to
200 sheets.
An unspecified number of laminations is displayed as FREE. The ALM3230
will laminate all sheets on the tray.
Change the value, or do nothing to return to the operation screen.
After changing the number do nothing to retain the setting and return to
the operation screen. Or, press the MODE button to retain the setting and
return to the operation screen quickly.
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5. AUTOMATIC OPERATION (cont’d)
Example of setting 100 sheets:
---- READY ---TEMP: 210
SPEED: 40
MARGIN: YES
SET COUNT: 0/100
In the above example:
0: finished number/100: set value
NOTE: Lamination errors will not affect the count.
Example of setting FREE:
---- READY ---TEMP: 210
SPEED: 40
MARGIN: YES
SET COUNT: FREE
When you select FREE all the papers on the feeder tray will be laminated.
NOTE: A “Feeding Error” will occur after the last sheet has been drawn from the Feed Tray in “FREE” or
if the SET COUNT is higher than the number of sheets on the tray. This is normal.
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5. AUTOMATIC OPERATION (cont’d)
5-2-6. MARGIN SET
Select MARGIN SET.
---- MARGIN SET --->YES
NO
NOTE: Defaults to YES after power outage.
Press UP or DOWN button to turn MARGINS on (YES) or off (NO).
Your choice is retained during this power on session.
Optional: Press MODE button to return to operation screen.
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5. AUTOMATIC OPERATION (cont’d)
5-2-7. CUT ADJUST
This function adjusts the cutting positions at both the leading, and trailing edges of the paper.
NOTE: These settings are retained in memory after a power outage.
NOTE: These settings only affect the leading and trailing edge cuts. They do not affect the side cuts
made by the Trimmer Unit.
NOTE: It is recommended to read and record the present values shown on the display before adjusting.
It may be helpful if it is necessary to set back to a past value.
NOTE: Each ALM3230 has its own Cut Adjust values. The numbers seen are relative only to this
particular machine and not to anything in the “real world”.
1. Select Cut Adjust from the Mode display.
---- CUT ADJUST --->F: 0.012inch
B:-0.004inch
2. Press TEMP/SPEED button to toggle between F and B.
F: cutting position at the front end (leading edge)
B: cutting position at the back end (trailing edge)
Do nothing to return to the operation screen.
3. Or, set one or both values using the UP/Down buttons.
On version 1 adjustment can be done between:
F and B: TBD
Do nothing to retain the settings and return to the operation menu.
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5. AUTOMATIC OPERATION (cont’d)
HINT:
The more positive (higher) the number the more margin of film around the paper will remain. The
maximum margin is approximately ¼”.
The more negative (lower) the number the closer to the paper cuts will occur (including the possibility
of cutting into the paper itself).
4. Or, press MODE button to quickly return to the operation screen.
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5. AUTOMATIC OPERATION (cont’d)
5-2-9. PAPER FEED ADJUST (SOFTWARE)
PAPER FEED ADJUST is a parameter that adjusts the aggressiveness of the feeding section to enhance
compatibility of varying paper stocks. This should be utilized in conjunction with the Paper Feed Resist
Roller Pressure Adjust (MECHANICAL) knob under the Feed Tray (see section 5-2-12).
1. Press MODE and use the arrow buttons to select PAPER FEED ADJUST parameter. Press MODE again.
---- PAPER FEED ADJUST ---VALUE: 10
2. Adjust the value using the up and down arrows. The factory default is 0. The range is:
Ver 1
+20 to -20 in increments of 1
If paper/toner is difficult to separate and feed use a more positive (higher) value. This will run the feeder
a longer amount of time after the leading edge of paper has passed the Feeder Sensor. Use a more
positive value in cases where paper does not reach the film in time (and “LAMINATION ERROR” errors
result).
If paper is very easy to separate and feed use a more negative (lower) value. This will make the Feeder
less aggressive. A lower value should be used if:
 Certain lamination defects occur including, but not limited to, jamming of the leading edge of
paper occurs at the film. This might be seen as any, or part of the leading edge of a sheet paper
folded over within the film.
 Frequent “PAPER JAM” errors occur.
 Skewing of paper is observed occurring on the paper tray.
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5. AUTOMATIC OPERATION (cont’d)
5-2-10. TOTAL COUNT
1. Press MODE and use the cursor buttons to select TOTAL COUNT. Press MODE again.
---- TOTAL COUNT ---123456789
2. Select TOTAL COUNT from MODE menu. The accumulated number of laminations is shown. Counts up
to 99999999 until counter is reset.
Do nothing to return to the operation screen. Or, press MODE to quickly return to the operation screen.
OPTIONAL: While on this screen press RESET button to return the counter to “0”.
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5. AUTOMATIC OPERATION (cont’d)
5-2-11. CHECK FILM INFO
1. Press MODE and use the cursor buttons to select FILM INFO. Press MODE again.
---- FILM INFO ---A
38mic.
320mm
LEFT: 80%
This display appears along with the following information:
 Film thickness
 Film width
 Remaining film
If film information is not available the display shows “xxx” rather than numerals:
---- FILM INFO ---x
xxmic.
xxxmm
LEFT: xxx%
This will be the case when a valid RFID tag in not in its proper position or an invalid tag is used. See
section 4 for more information on RFID tags.
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5. AUTOMATIC OPERATION (cont’d)
5-2-12. PAPER FEED RESIST ROLLER PRESSURE ADJUSTMENT (MECHANICAL)
PROCEDURE:
1. Remove the Paper Feed Resist Roller Pressure Adjust Lever and place it in the appropriate slot of
the paper and print being laminated.
2. Always adjust in 1 step increments (or, about one mark at a time on appropriate labels) as
follows:
a. If too many sheets are being fed at once loosen and slide the knob downward.
b. If sheets are slow to enter, or will not enter at all (enough that “LAMINATION ERROR”,
or other similar errors occur) loosen and slide the knob upward.
HINT: Try small adjustments 1 step at a time until the optimum setting is found for the paper stock being
laminated. This adjustment should be performed in conjunction with the Paper Feed Adjust (Software)
parameter in the menu. See section 5-2-8 for more details.
HINT: When “Lamination Error” and “Feeder Error” appear frequently adjust this knob downward
slightly (in small 1/8” increments). For best results use this adjustment along with the Paper Feed Adjust
parameter in the Mode Menu.
HINT: This is a compatibility adjustment. There is no “perfect” or “standard” setting. Different paper
stocks and toners will have different characteristics. Experimentation is key. It is better to have the
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5. AUTOMATIC OPERATION (cont’d)
occasional sheet NOT drawn off the tray (i.e. adjustment lever set too low) than it is to have too many
sheets drawn from the tray and jamming within the machine (i.e. adjustment lever set too high).
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5. AUTOMATIC OPERATION (cont’d)
5-2-13. PAPER SKEW ADJUST
If necessary, correct for paper
skewing by adjusting the Paper Skew
Adjust knob.
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5. AUTOMATIC OPERATION (cont’d)
5-3. SET PAPER
1. Loosen knobs and adjust the paper guides according to paper size. Always use the reference marks
and set the paper in the center of the tray
2. Press the edge of the feeder
tray downward. Keep pressing
it while loading paper.
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5. AUTOMATIC OPERATION (cont’d)
5-3. SET PAPER (cont’d)
3. Place paper in the feeder tray
correctly.
* The picture shows how to set letter
size.
4. Release your hand from the tray.
The spring action will push the paper
upwards towards the feeder roller.
Paper is set. Do not push the paper
further.
NOTE: It is recommended to place at least 2 sheets of paper.
* If necessary, attach the extension
tray for longer paper sizes.
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5. AUTOMATIC OPERATION (cont’d)
5-4. START OPERATION
1. Make sure Lamination Handle is down
in the Laminate position.
2. Check the settings.
3. Make sure READY lamp is on.
NOTE: Do not press the START button until the machine has been threaded. See section 4 above on
the proper threading process. Otherwise, damage to the machine can occur.
4. Press the START button. Operation starts.
5. Press STOP button during the operation to stop the lamination.
* NOTE: The STOP button is not an emergency stop. Lamination will stop when the
process is done.
If emergency stop is required simply open the Feeder, or switch off the power switch.
FILM END
AL-ROLL Film has a special feature that allows the end of the film roll to be detected. The last 20" of
each roll of film is colored in black. When this black “leader” passes the Cutter Sensor an error is
displayed and operation stops. Remove and discard the partially laminated sheet and install new film.
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5. AUTOMATIC OPERATION (cont’d)
5-5. ECO MODE (Power Saving Mode)
ECO MODE enters when the machine is idle and any
buttons on the operation panel* have not been
pressed in the past 15 minutes.
*This does not apply to the “MOVE” switch.
A buzzer will sound 1 minute before entering ECO MODE. ECO MODE will be deactivated by pressing any
button, the 15 minute timer then starts again.
1) Current temperature.
2) ECO MODE temperature goal (140F).
5-6. TERMINATE LAMINATION
1. Make sure the lamination has finished.
2. Turn off Power Switch.
3. Disconnect the power plug.
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6. LONG MODE
All model ALM3230 auto laminators, regardless of programming version, feature LONG MODE
capability. In Long Mode there is no limit to the length of paper that the machine will laminate.
To utilize LONG MODE function, the ALM3230 is started in this manner:
1. Turn the ALM3230 off.
2. Hold the START button.
3. While holding the START button turn the ALM3230 on.
4. After a few seconds LONG MODE will be seen on the LCD.
5. Release the START button.
6. LONG MODE remains active as indicated on the LCD until the machine is shut off and restarted
normally.
In LONG MODE leading and trailing edge cuts will always be made according to the size of paper (just
like in “Standard Mode” with its 20” paper limit). However, in LONG MODE there is no limit to the
length of paper that will be laminated (beyond the 20” standard mode limit).
Some special considerations must be made when working in LONG MODE:
 In the event of a mis-feed or skew operation will continue non-stop. Therefore, it is mandatory
that an operator be present at all times to monitor operation. If a malfunction occurs (paper
jam, or otherwise) and the operator does not switch off the POWER switch severe damage to
the machine could occur.
 In proportion to the length of paper being laminated there is the likelihood that paper will
‘skew’ within the machine, particularly if an operator is not monitoring paper feed from the tray.
This will affect the performance of the Cutter and Trimmer Units and, in the event of significant
skewing, damage may occur to the paper being laminated or to the machine.
 Cutting and trimming accuracy will be reduced according to the amount of any skewing.
 There are no alarms/errors in LONG MODE in regards to paper length.
 In LONG MODE, be sure to provide extra prints and test the paper before the actual production
begins.
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7. TROUBLESHOOTING/ERROR MESSAGES
When the ALM3230 stops operation abnormally an error message will occur on the LCD. Error messages
are added to machine programming to aid in troubleshooting. Please note that certain messages are
similar to others but can occur for different reasons. Please record any messages that should appear in
order to assist your servicer and/or the DryLam Tech-Line provide timely assistance.
Problem
●Laminated sheet is not
discharged. On the
display: DISCHARGE
ERROR or LAMINATION
ERROR,
Check if:
Laminated paper is stuck in the
lamination section, the trimmer
section and/or the cutter
section.
Some useful tips.
●”CUTTING ERROR”
●”FEEDING ERROR”
No paper on the tray to feed.
Solution
[1]Open the Feeder cover. Cut the upper and lower film
just below the guide roll. Turn the lamination handle to
OPEN position. Hold the cut film firmly. Pull it out
toward you. Press RESET button. When the laminated
sheet in the machine cannot be taken out, and/or the
problem is not solved, turn off the power and contact
your dealer or the DryLam Tech-Line. [2] Check if the
film waste is stuck in the trimmer unit. [3] Open both
the Trimmer Cover and the Cutter/trimmer Cover.
Remove the film waste. The lamination rollers get very
hot.
Flatten and ‘ruffle’ the paper stack before lamination.
If the laminated film has a curl, adjust the film tension
to minimize the curl.
Empty the waste collection box periodically. The
remaining film waste in the waste collection box may
pile up and cause problems around the cutter and
trimmer units.
Open the dark gray trimmer cover at the rear of the
machine. Raise the Cutter/Trimmer cover (aka: upper
flap). Observe if film/paper has accumulated the area
between the cutter and trimmer units. If so, free it by
pulling it up and out the top of the cover. Close the
cover, press RESET to clear an error on the LCD and
press the Manual Cut Switch. After the film/paper has
been cut pull the waste out from the flap. If the error is
not solved, please contact your dealer or the DryLam
Tech-Line.
This error is often caused by SET COUNT set to “FREE”
and no paper on the tray. Press RESET to clear the error,
place paper on the tray and try again. To eliminate this
each time the tray runs out go into MODE | SET COUNT
and set this number less than or equal to the number of
sheets placed on the tray.
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Paper is thick and smooth on its
surface. The rollers cannot ‘grab’
the paper. Less than 2” of paper
is being pulled before this error
occurs.
Remove the paper. Slightly raise the position of Paper
Feed Resist Roller Pressure Adjust Lever by one slot. See
section #5-2-12. PAPER FEED RESIST ROLLER PRESSURE
ADJUSTMENT (MECHANICAL) Ruffle the sheets on the
tray. Press RESET button to clear error and start again.
Paper guides on the feeder tray
are restricting the movement of
paper.
The surface of Feeding Rollers is
not clean.
Widen Paper Guides slightly by about 1/16” to allow
paper to move freely from the feed tray into the feeder.
Press RESET button to clear error and try again.
Remove paper from the feed tray. Open Feeder Cover.
Wipe off the gray Feed Rollers (particularly the first
roller) with a soft cloth. Press RESET button to clear
error and try again.
Open Feeder Cover. Remove all the stuck paper. Press
RESET button to clear error. CAUTION: The lamination
rollers get very hot.
Follow the instructions for the problem. Laminated
sheet is not discharged.
Paper is stuck between feeding
section and lamination section.
●”PAPER JAM”
●”DISCHARGE ERROR”
Do not confuse with “PAPER
STUCK”. This is a different error.
Film/paper is stuck at Cutter
section or Trimmer section.
Paper is longer than 20” (see
Specifications section)
Paper is within spec length but, a
second sheet of paper has been
pulled in underneath the first
sheet of paper that the error
occurred on. The second sheet of
paper is blocking the feeder
sensor.
Double cutting, too?
Film and/or paper is hanging
from the discharge while the
START button is being pressed.
Use shorter paper or, place ALM3230 into “LONG
MODE” to laminate longer sheets.
Reset the stack of paper on the feeder tray. Press RESET
to clear the error and start again. Make a small
downward adjustment to the Paper Feed Resist Roller
Pressure adjust lever (see #5-2-12. PAPER FEED RESIST
ROLLER PRESSURE ADJUSTMENT (MECHANICAL).
Check Cutter sensor- the red number should read ~330400 when the laminator is “unthreaded” and the cutter
unit is installed properly. Should read about 265-275
with the Cutter Unit removed. Threshold (green
number) should be about 48. If cutter installed value is
lower than cutter removed value, check film guides on
Cutter Unit. Contact DryLam’s Tech-Line for details on
these service issues.
Before pressing START use the CUT button and pull
waste from the discharge. The error may go away on its
own, or press RESET to clear the error. Then press START
and try again.
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Laminated film has a curl and has
either curled UP into the area
between the cutter and trimmer
units. Or, DOWN into the waste
collection box.
●”LAMINATION ERROR”
(NOTE: While diagnosing
this problem/error
understand that it is
better that the occasional
sheet of paper does not
enter the feeder rather
than several sheets at
once).
More than 2” of paper was
pulled off the tray (and, past the
Feeder Sensor) but did not reach
the Cutter Sensor within the
programmed amount of time.
Paper may, or may not, have
reached the film (i.e. lamination
section).
Paper is stuck in the Lamination
section or the Cutter section.
Lamination scrap is stuck in the
trimmer section.
Lamination handle is in the OPEN
(9 o’clock) position.
Film rolls have run out.
A second sheet of paper was
pulled in at least 2” by friction
from the actual sheet of paper
that the error occurred on. This
second sheet covered the Feeder
Sensor during the time that the
first sheet was processed.
[1] Press RESET button. [2] Cut the upper and lower film
between heat rollers and film guide bar. Press Manual
Feed Switch to BACKWARD. Remove (unthread) the film
and any paper that may be in the lamination section.
Review “Manual Mode’, above, to identify and adjust
the film curl.
If this error occurs repeatedly contact DryLam’s TechLine for assistance.
Too much resistance on the paper tray or in the feeder
section. Try raising the Paper Feed Resist Roller Pressure
adjust lever by one slot (see the section #5-2-12. PAPER
FEED RESIST ROLLER PRESSURE ADJUSTMENT
(MECHANICAL) . Do not raise too far or multiple sheet
feeding may occur. Press RESET to clear the error and
try again. If this error persists they may be a
compatibility issue with the paper stock and/or toner
being used.
Follow the instructions above for the problem. Remove
the film and laminated sheet in the machine using the
MOVE switch with discretion (see warnings about
overuse of the MOVE switch). If the error is not solved,
switch off the ALM3230 and contact your dealer or the
DryLam Tech-Line. CAUTION: The lamination rollers get
very hot.
Open Trimmer Cover and the Cutter/Trimmer Cover
(aka upper flap). Remove all the lamination scrap. Press
RESET button to clear error.
Place Lamination Handle in LAMINATE position (6
o’clock position). Press RESET button to clear error. Be
certain the machine is properly threaded (*) and try
again. * If the machine is not properly threaded as per
instructions damage to the ALM3230 could result.
Load new film rolls and thread as per instructions.
CAUTION: The lamination rollers get very hot. Press
RESET button to clear error.
Due to the second sheet covering the feeder sensor the
ALM3230 assumed the first sheet was longer than
machine specifications allow. This is actually considered
to be a “multiple feed”. In this case lower the Paper
Feed Resist Roller Pressure Lever to resist the multiple
feed (see #5-2-12. PAPER FEED RESIST ROLLER
PRESSURE ADJUSTMENT (MECHANICAL). Press RESET to
clear the error and try again.
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If film/paper of any length is
seen emerging from the back of
the machine after this error:
●”(1-2-3) PAPER STUCK”
●”FILM ERROR”
●”COVER OPEN”
Do not confuse with “PAPER
JAM”. Paper is stuck in feeder
section, cutter (lamination)
section or trimmer section. The
section where the paper is stuck
is indicated as an error number
on LCD as follows:
1 - Feeder section
2 - Lamination section
3 - Trimmer section
Lamination scrap is stuck in
trimmer section.
The RFID tag of the film roll is not
being read correctly by the
ALM3230. Be certain that the
film roll containing the RFID tag
is placed correctly in the lower
position with the RFID tag to the
non-operator side of the
machine.
This error could be either the
Feeder or the Trimmer upper
flap and cover.
●”OVERHEAT”
●”TEMP. SENSOR BREAK”
●”TEMP. SENSOR
POSITION”
●”TEMP. SENSOR SHORT
CIRCUIT”
●”LAMI MOTOR ERROR”
A sudden drop in roller
temperature was detected.
The threading process may not have been completed
(see instructions). To complete: move the film further
forward using the MOVE switch until no paper is in the
film. Then, press the CUT button and pull the waste
from the rear of the machine. See instructions for
complete details of this threading process. Press RESET
to clear the error and try again.
Open the feeder and cutter/trimmer cover. Remove all
the stuck sheets in the machine. Follow the instruction
for the problem :
●Laminated sheet is not discharged. Press RESET button
to clear error. In case the error is not solved, switch off
and contact your dealer or the DryLam Tech-Line.
Open cutter/trimmer cover. Remove all the lamination
scraps. Press RESET button to clear the error.
The machine will not heat or operate without a valid
RFID tag in place. The tag may be missing or it may have
been damaged in shipment or installation. Try a
different box of film.
Close the open cover. Press RESET button to clear the
error and try again.
Turn off the power. Then turn on the power. The
problem will be solved in most cases, If the problem is
not solved, contact your dealer or the DryLam TechLine.
Turn off the power. Contact your dealer or the DryLam
Tech-Line. Do not dismantle.
Inspect temperature sensor. Possible wrap around of
film on the roller. Or, a build up of debris on the sensor
caused it to be moved away from the roller. If the
problem occurs frequently, contact your dealer or the
DryLam Tech-Line.
Turn off the power. Contact your dealer or the DryLam
Tech-Line. Do not dismantle.
Turn off the power. The problem will be solved in most
cases. If the problem occurs frequently, contact your
dealer or the DryLam Tech-Line.
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●Other Errors than the
above mentioned.
●CUTTER DOES NOT CUT
WELL
●TRIMMER DOES NOT
CUT WELL
Switch off and contact your dealer or the DryLam TechLine Do not dismantle.
Lamination scrap is stuck in
trimmer section.
Open Cutter/Trimmer Cover. Remove any lamination
scrap.
Check the Feeder Tray.
Adjust the paper guides and/or the feed adjustment
knob (on the feeder tray) so that paper is being inserted
in the center of the film area. This will make the scraps
from the trimmer equal in size for best results.
Remove the trimmer unit and check for scrap in, and
around the trimmer unit. Contact DryLam’s Tech-Line
for additional assistance, if needed.
Adjust the trimmer adjustment knobs.
Waste accumulated in the
trimmer unit
●LEFT AND RIGHT
MARGIN IS NOT EQUAL
●CREASES APPEAR IN
LAMINATED FILM
●COMMUNICATION
ERROR
Check if the trimmer adjustment
knobs are correctly set.
Is paper skewed within the film
area?
Tension controller(s) not set
properly?
Involves the RFID tag
reader/writer. This error is often
followed by a number:
Adjust the skewing knob on the Feed Tray.
Run the machine in “Manual Mode” (use the “MOVE”
switch). Run laminated film only out the discharge and
check for wrinkles. Adjust tension controllers as
necessary to minimize wrinkles and curl.
20: Time out error
01: Invalid command
02: Specified counter error
03: Received data error
04: Data error
05: RFID write error (ch1)
06: RFID write error (ch2, does not apply to the
ALM3230)
Be certain that the RFID tag is in place and directly in
contact with the non-operator side of the frame. See
more about the RFID system elsewhere in this manual.
If the problem occurs frequently, contact your dealer or
the DryLam Tech-Line.
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8. CLEANING THE HEAT ROLLERS
With continuous use the heat rollers will accumulate adhesive and dirt. It is recommended that you
periodically inspect them for adhesive build-up.
Suggested solvents are:
Rubbing alcohol (isopropyl 70%, or higher)
Goof-Off®,
Acetone
These products are available locally.
NOTE: Be sure the laminator is cool before cleaning with
alcohol.
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