User Manual - Nancy`s Knit Knacks

User Manual - Nancy`s Knit Knacks
User Manual
Thank you for purchasing our state-of-the-art Electronic Yarn Meter™. We believe that this unit is the
best system with which to measure yarn that is available today.
This User Manual will describe the unit’s basic functions and features and help you to get the best
performance and use from the meter. Please review this manual and the video that accompanied it. Only
then will you fully understand what the meter can do. Note: throughout this manual, we will refer to the
Electronic Yarn Meter as the “EYM”.
Assembly and Construction - the EYM is available in 3 different models:
1.
2.
3.
4.
Standard – for basic use and for use with a plastic ball winder
HDBW – for use with the NKK Heavy Duty Ball Winder (*scheduled for early retirement)
Power Base – for use with the NKK Power Base and Heavy Duty Ball Winder
All 3 models use the same EYM module (electronics and meter housing).
Update 7/2014 – The control panel is shared between the EYM and our ERC (used on Swifts). The Top
Left LED on the EYM relates to weight measurements so ignore the RED colored ROTS (rotations). Note:
This manual only shows the original design of the control panel.
Assemble the EYM stand, install brake and cable(s)
Knob & washers for post
Install washers on both sides of
mounting rail with knob.
Always use both clamps
Install EYM Module on post. Adjust
height of EYM Module on post.
Install brake. Install the standard
brake (white plastic facing down).
(A stiffer brake for special hard to
brake cases is also available.)
Always mount brake with clip
closest to the point of yarn entry.
Plug in AC adaptor into EYM.
Plug in cable that connects to the
Power Base.
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Standard Power Base connection.
Operational Overview and Instructions (view DVD and website for more information)
Mode &
Preset
Task
Depress
Button
LEDs
Lit
Yards
1
Measure Yards (length) – this is the
default mode. Just load your yarn, press
the RESET once prior to running job.
None
2
Measure Meters (length) – Press the
Mode button once to get to Meters. Load
your yarn and press the RESET button
prior to running job.
Mode
once
Meters
3
Measure Yards and Ounces (weight) –
Press Mode button twice. Menu will ask
you to enter the number of YARDS and
OUNCES from the yarn label. After each
entry press the SAVE button once.
NOTE: in OUNCES Weight Mode, the
Decade buttons have a unique meaning
as follows:
Mode
twice
Yards
Weight
-Use 0000 button to enter tens data
-Use 000 button to enter units (ones) data
-Use 00 button to enter tenths data
-Use 0 button to enter hundredths data
After both numbers have been entered,
you can load your yarn, and press the
RESET prior to running job. The
measurement will then display the
number of YARDS and equivalent
OUNCES as the yarn is measured.
4
Measure Meters and Grams (weight) Press Mode button three times. Menu will
ask you to enter the number of METERS
and GRAMS from the yarn label. After
each entry press the SAVE button once.
After both numbers have been entered,
you can load your yarn, and press the
RESET prior to running job. The
measurement will then display the
number of METERS and GRAMS as the
yarn is measured.
Mode
three
times
Meters
Weight
1
Measure Yards up to a Preset Qty
None
Yards
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LCD Display
Preset
2
Preset
3
Preset
(length) – This starts with the default
mode (Yards). Simply enter a Preset
number that you want to measure by
pressing the decade buttons (0000, 000,
00, 0) and then the SAVE button. Press
the RESET button once to ensure that
your actual count is zero. Pull yarn
through the meter and when your Preset
qty is reached, a tone will sound and the
NKK Power Base will stop (if connected).*
Measure Meters up to a Preset Qty
(length) – Press the MODE button once
to get to Meters. Then enter a Preset
number that you want to measure by
pressing the decade buttons (0000, 000,
00, 0) and then the SAVE button. Press
the RESET button once to ensure that
your actual count is zero. Start pulling
yarn through the meter and when your
Preset qty is reached, a tone will sound
and the NKK Power Base will stop (if
connected).*
Measure Ounces up to a Preset Qty
(weight) – Press Mode button twice.
Menu will ask you to enter the number of
YARDS and OUNCES from the yarn
label. After each entry press the SAVE
button once. After both length and weight
data have been entered, you then enter
the Preset qty. that you wish to measure
up to in OUNCES by pressing the decade
buttons (0000, 000, 00, 0). NOTE: in
OUNCES Weight Mode, the Decade
buttons have a unique meaning as
follows:
-Use 0000 button to enter tens data
-Use 000 button to enter units (ones) data
-Use 00 button to enter tenths data
-Use 0 button to enter hundredths data
Mode
once
Meters
Mode
twice
Yards
Weight
Then press the SAVE button. Load your
yarn and press the RESET prior to
running job. The measurement will then
display the number of Ounces actually
counted in top row of display and the
Preset qty in the bottom row. When the
Preset number has been reached a tone
will sound and the NKK Power Base with
turn off (if connected)*
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Preset
Measure Grams up to a Preset Qty
(weight) – Press Mode button three
times. Menu will ask you to enter the
number of METERS and GRAMS from
the yarn label. After each entry press the
SAVE button once. After both length and
weight data have been entered, you then
enter the Preset qty. that you wish to
measure up to in GRAMS by pressing the
decade buttons (0000, 000, 00, 0). Then
press the SAVE button. Load your yarn
and press the RESET prior to running
job. The measurement will then display
the number of GRAMS actually counted
in top row of display and the Preset qty in
the bottom row. When the Preset number
has been reached a tone will sound and
the NKK Power Base with turn off (if
connected)*
Mode
four
times
Meters
Weight
Important Information
1. To clear actual data, press RESET once
2. To clear a Preset qty in any mode, press the RESET button twice.
3. SLEEP Mode – the unit goes into SLEEP mode after 5 minutes of inactivity. Just press the
RESET button ONCE to bring it out of SLEEP mode. Your last data will still be displayed unless
you press the RESET button a second time. When in SLEEP mode, the display, LEDs and the
encoder are turned off.
4. Master Reset – press the Save and Reset buttons simultaneously to reset all data (or you may
remove the power plug and re-insert it).
5. Mode Switch – when changing modes, all data is lost from the current mode. There are 4 Modes:
Yards. Meters, Yards and Ounces, Meters and Grams. All modes can have a Preset mode also.
6. Power – you may leave the unit on all of the time (there is no on/off button) and it will go into
SLEEP mode when not being used. For periods longer than a few days, disconnect power cord.
7. Wheel Changing – after the EYM is used extensively over a long period of time, you may have to
change the wheel as it will show signs of wear on its foam covered surface. Please purchase a
replacement wheel only from Nancy’s Knit Knacks. Examine surface for grooves or slickness.
8. Wheel Change Tool Kit – a wheel change kit is included with the meter and consists of a 5.5mm
nut driver (required to remove the wheel nut) and a 1/16” x 3” long Allen wrench (required to hold
the wheel shaft stationary while changing the wheel), plus a nylock hex nut.
9. Brake use – the EYM may be used either with or without the brake installed. The EYM may
record unintentional additional length at the end of a measurement if the brake is not installed.
However, without the brake installed, there will be less drag on the system used to pull the yarn
through the EYM (ball winder, motorized ball winder, etc.). We recommend using the brake 100%
of the time because it stops the wheel (measurement) when the yarn finishes passing through.
10. Yarn Path – we recommend installing the yarn over the top of the wheel most of the time because
it gives you the best accuracy. However, you can also install yarn horizontally (under the wheel)
when you need to change the way the yarn behaves. Position yarn between both posts on both
sides or run it over the highest post on both sides.
11. If you experience yarn control issues where the yarn misbehaves when going through the meter,
try reducing your speed and use the horizontal mounting method.
12. Meter accuracy (under perfect conditions) should exceed 99%.
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The EYM can be used with the following equipment:



NKK Power Base for use with our motorized Ball Winder
Our Motorized Swifts and Skein-winders
It can be used with any device as a measurement tool except it cannot be electrically connected
to such 3rd party devices.
Warranty – The EYM is covered by a domestic USA 1 year commercial use limited warranty – NKK will
repair or replace any part of the unit (except brakes and wheels) that fail during the one year period.
Buyer must return the unit freight prepaid to NKK and NKK will return the repaired or replaced unit freight
prepaid to Buyer. Buyer must secure a return authorization from NKK before returning unit. Measurement
accuracy is not warranted because it is subject to many factors outside the control of NKK and this
meter.
The unit includes a 5.5mm nut driver, a 1/16” diameter Allen wrench, and a small locknut. These are
used when changing the wheel or when removing the wheel to clean the fiber from around the wheel
shaft. You lock the shaft in place with the Allen wrench (by poking it through a small hole in the shaft
between the wheel and the housing) when loosening and tightening the nut on the wheel.
We do not recommend removing the wheel unless you are specifically addressing a problem or doing
maintenance on the shaft (removing fiber). Care must be used to properly re-insert the wheel on the
shaft.
Update 2014 – we have developed an improved shaft which eliminates wheel balancing problems.
Note: All production as of 2014 includes the new shaft.
Thanks for purchasing our EYM. Once you start using this unit, you will wonder how anyone ever
measured yarn length any other way!
Please refer all questions to us. Also, visit our User’s Forum for more info. www.nancysknitknacks.com
Nancy’s Knit Knacks LLC, 104 Hobblebrook Ct., Cary, NC 27518 800-731-5648 Fax 866-445-4371
[email protected] www.nancysknitknacks.com Copyright 2009 - 2014 07-09-14
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