Manual coating equipment OptiFlex 2 C

Manual coating equipment OptiFlex 2 C
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Operating instructions and spare parts list
Manual coating equipment
OptiFlex 2 C
Translation of the original operating instructions
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Documentation OptiFlex 2 C
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Table of contents
General safety regulations
3
Safety symbols (pictograms)................................................................................... 3
Conformity of use .................................................................................................... 8
Product-specific safety measures ........................................................................... 8
OptiFlex 2 C Manual coating equipment.................................................... 8
About this manual
9
General information ................................................................................................ 9
Product description
11
Field of application ................................................................................................ 11
Utilization.................................................................................................. 11
Reasonably foreseeable misuse .............................................................. 12
Technical data ....................................................................................................... 12
Connectable guns .................................................................................... 12
Air flow rates ............................................................................................ 12
Electrical data .......................................................................................... 13
Pneumatic data ........................................................................................ 13
Dimensions .............................................................................................. 13
Processible powders ................................................................................ 13
Design and function .............................................................................................. 14
General view ............................................................................................ 14
Scope of delivery .................................................................................................. 15
OptiFlex 2 C ............................................................................................. 15
Typical properties – Characteristics of the functions ............................................ 15
Processing the powder from the application cup ..................................... 15
Start-up
17
Preparation for start-up ......................................................................................... 17
Basic conditions ....................................................................................... 17
Set-up.................................................................................................................... 17
Mounting instructions ............................................................................................ 18
Connection instructions ......................................................................................... 18
Initial start-up
21
Setting the device type .......................................................................................... 22
Operation .............................................................................................................. 23
Coating ..................................................................................................... 23
Setting the background illumination ......................................................... 26
Color change ......................................................................................................... 26
General information ................................................................................. 26
Shutdown .............................................................................................................. 27
Cleaning and maintenance
29
Daily maintenance ................................................................................................ 29
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Weekly maintenance ............................................................................................ 29
If in disuse for several days .................................................................................. 29
Cleaning................................................................................................................ 30
Cleaning the application cup ................................................................... 30
Cleaning the OptiSelect GM03 manual powder gun ............................... 30
Maintenance and cleaning of the filter unit ........................................................... 31
Replacing the filter element ..................................................................... 31
Troubleshooting
33
General information .............................................................................................. 33
Spare parts list
35
Ordering spare parts............................................................................................. 35
OptiFlex 2 C manual coating equipment – Spare Parts List ................................ 36
OptiFlex 2 C manual coating equipment – Spare Parts ....................................... 37
OptiFlex 2 C – Pneumatic group .......................................................................... 38
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General safety regulations
This chapter sets out the fundamental safety regulations that must be
followed by the user and third parties using OptiFlex 2 C manual coating
equipment.
These safety regulations must be read and understood in full before the
OptiFlex 2 C is put into operation.
Safety symbols (pictograms)
The following warnings with their meanings can be found in the Gema
operating instructions. The general safety precautions must also be
followed as well as the regulations in the operating instructions.
DANGER!
danger due to live electricity or moving parts. Possible consequences:
death or serious injury
WARNING!
improper use of the equipment could damage the machine or cause it to
malfunction. Possible consequences: minor injuries or damage to
equipment
INFORMATION!
Useful tips and other information
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The OptiFlex 2 C manual coating equipment is state of the art equipment
that conforms to the recognized technical safety regulations and is
designed for normal powder coating applications.
General
information
Any other use is considered non-compliant. The manufacturer shall not
be liable for damage resulting from such use; the user bears sole
responsibility for such actions. Gema Switzerland GmbH must be
consulted before OptiFlex 2 C manual coating equipment is used for any
other purposes or substances beyond those indicated here.
Observance of the operating, service and maintenance instructions
specified by the manufacturer is also part of conformity of use.
The relevant accident prevention regulations, as well as other generally
recognized safety regulations, occupational health and structural
regulations are to be observed.
Furthermore, the country-specific safety regulations also must be
observed.
Additional safety and operation notices can be found on the
accompanying CD or on the homepage www.gemapowdercoating.com.
Start-up is forbidden until it has been established that the OptiFlex 2 C
manual coating equipment has been set up and wired according to the
EU guidelines for machinery.
Unauthorized modifications to the OptiFlex 2 C Manual coating
equipment exempt the manufacturer from any liability from resulting
damages or accidents.
General
dangers
The operator must ensure that all users have received appropriate
training for powder spraying equipment and are aware of the possible
sources of danger.
Any operating method, which will negatively influence the technical safety
of the powder spraying equipment, is to be avoided.
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For your own safety, only use accessories and attachments listed in the
operating instructions. The use of other parts can lead to risk of injury.
Only original Gema spare parts should be used!
Repairs must only be carried out by specialists or by authorized Gema
service centers. Unauthorized conversions and modifications can lead to
injuries and damage to the equipment and invalidate the Gema
Switzerland GmbH guarantee.
The connecting cables between the control unit and the spray gun must
be installed so as to eliminate the possibility of damage during the
operation. Please observe the local safety regulations!
The plug connections between the powder spraying equipment and the
mains should only be removed when the power supply is switched off.
Electrical
danger
All maintenance activities must take place when the powder spraying
equipment is switched off.
The powder coating equipment may not be switched on until the booth is
in operation. If the booth stops, the powder coating device must switch off
too.
The control units for the spray guns must be installed and used in zone
22. Spray guns are allowed in zone 21.
Only original Gema OEM parts are guaranteed to maintain the explosion
protection rating. If damages occur related to the use of spare parts from
other manufacturers, all relevant warranty or compensation claims are
void!
Explosion hazard
Conditions leading to dangerous levels of dust concentration in the
powder spraying booths or in the powder spraying areas must be
avoided. There must be sufficient technical ventilation available, to
prevent a dust concentration of greater than 50% of the lower explosion
limit (UEG = max. permissible powder/air concentration). If the UEG is
not known, then a value of 10 g/m³ should be considered (see EN
50177).
All unauthorized conversions and modifications to the electrostatic
spraying equipment are forbidden for safety reasons.
The safety devices may not be dismantled or put out of operation.
Mandatory operational and workplace notices from the operating
company must be written in a comprehensible manner in the language of
equipment operators and posted in a suitable place.
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Powder lying on the floor around the powder spraying equipment is a
potentially dangerous source of slipping. Booths may be entered only in
the places designed for this purpose.
Slip hazard
Static charges
Static charges can have the following consequences: Charges to people,
electric shocks, sparking. Proper grounding must be in place to prevent
objects from becoming charged.
Grounding
All electrically conductive parts found within 5 meters around each booth
opening, and in particularly the objects to be coated, must be grounded.
The grounding resistance of each object must amount to maximally 1
MOhm. This resistance must be checked/tested regularly when starting
work.
Observe the
grounding
regulations
The condition of the work piece attachments, as well as the hangers,
must guarantee that the work pieces remain grounded. The appropriate
measuring devices must be kept ready in the workplace, in order to
check the grounding.
The floor of the coating area must conduct electricity (normal concrete is
generally conductive).
The supplied grounding cable (green/yellow) must be connected to the
grounding screw of the electrostatic manual powder coating equipment.
The grounding cable must have a good metallic connection with the
coating booth, the recovery unit and the conveyor chain, respectively with
the suspension arrangement of the objects.
Smoking and igniting fire are forbidden in the entire vicinity of the system!
No work that could potentially produce sparks is allowed!
Fire and smoke
prohibition
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The stay for persons
with cardiac
pacemakers is
forbidden
Photographing with
flashlight is
forbidden
As a general rule for all powder spraying installations, persons with
pacemakers should never enter high voltage areas or areas with
electromagnetic fields. Persons with pacemakers should not enter areas
with powder spraying installations!
Photographing with flashlight can lead to unnecessary releases and/or
disconnections by safety devices.
Disconnect the plugs before the machines are opened for maintenance
or repair.
Disconnect from mains
before maintenance
works take place
The plug connections between the powder spraying equipment and the
mains should only be removed when the power supply is switched off.
As far as it is necessary, the operating firm must ensure that the
operating personnel wear protective clothing (e.g. facemasks).
A dust mask corresponding to filter class FFP2 at minimum must be worn
during any cleaning work.
The operating personnel must wear electrically conductive, steel-toe
footwear (e.g. leather soles).
The operating personnel should hold the gun with bare hands. If gloves
are worn, these must also conduct electricity.
These general safety regulations must be
read and understood in all cases prior to
start-up!
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Conformity of use
1. The OptiFlex 2 C manual coating equipment is state of the art
equipment that conforms to the recognized technical safety
regulations and is designed for normal powder coating
applications.
2. Any other use is considered non-compliant. The manufacturer
shall not be liable for damage resulting from such use; the user
bears sole responsibility for such actions. Gema Switzerland
GmbH must be consulted before OptiFlex 2 C manual coating
equipment is used for any other purposes or substances beyond
those indicated here.
3. Observance of the operating, service and maintenance
instructions specified by the manufacturer is also part of
conformity of use. The OptiFlex 2 C manual coating equipment
should only be used, maintained and started up by trained
personnel informed and familiar with the possible hazards
involved.
4. Start-up (i.e. operation of its intended use) is not allowed until it
has been established that the OptiFlex 2 C manual coating
equipment has been installed and wired according to the EU
Machinery Directive (2006/42/EC). EN 60204-1 (machine safety)
must also be observed.
5. Unauthorized modifications to the OptiFlex 2 C manual coating
equipment exempt the manufacturer from any liability from
resulting damage.
6. The relevant accident prevention regulations, as well as other
generally recognized safety regulations, occupational health and
structural regulations are to be observed.
7. Furthermore, the country-specific safety regulations also must be
observed.
Product-specific safety measures
-
Installation work performed by the customer must be carried
out according to local regulations.
-
All components must be grounded according to the local
regulations before start-up.
OptiFlex 2 C Manual coating equipment
The OptiFlex 2 C manual coating equipment is a constituent part of the
equipment and is therefore integrated in the system's safety concept.
If it is to be used in a manner outside the scope of the safety concept,
then corresponding measures must be taken.
NOTE:
For further security information, see the more detailed Gema safety
regulations!
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About this manual
General information
This operating manual contains all important information required to work
with the OptiFlex 2 C manual coating equipment. It will safely guide you
through the start-up process and give you references and tips for the
optimal use of your new powder coating system.
Information about the functionality of the individual system components booth, gun control unit, manual gun or powder injector - should be
referenced to their enclosed corresponding documents.
DANGER:
Working without operating instructions
Working without operating instructions or with individual pages
from the operating instructions may result in damage to property
and personal injury if relevant safety information is not observed.
► Before working with the device, organize the required documents and
read the section "Safety regulations".
► Work should only be carried out in accordance with the instructions of
the relevant documents.
► Always work with the complete original document.
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Product description
Field of application
The OptiFlex 2 C (with application cup) manual coating equipment is
exclusively intended for electrostatic coating using organic powders (For
more on this please also review chapter "Technical Data").
Any other use is considered non-compliant. The manufacturer is not
responsible for any incorrect use and the risks associated with such
actions are assumed by the user alone!
For a better understanding of the interrelationships in powder coating, it
is recommended that the operating instructions for all other components
be read as well, so as to be familiar with their functions too!
OptiFlex 2 C Manual coating equipment
Utilization
The electrostatic OptiFlex 2 C manual coating equipment with the
OptiSelect GM03 manual powder gun is ideally suited for manual coating
of objects.
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Reasonably foreseeable misuse
-
Operation without the proper training
-
Use with insufficient compressed air quality and grounding
-
Use in connection with unauthorized coating devices or
components
Technical data
Connectable guns
OptiFlex 2 C
connectable
OptiSelect GM03
yes
WARNING:
The OptiFlex 2 C manual coating equipment can only be used with
the specified gun type!
Air flow rates
The total air consists of conveying air and supplementary air, in relation
to the selected powder quantity (in %). As a result the total air volume is
maintained constant.
Range
Factory
setting
- OptiFlex 2 C
0-5.0 Nm³/h
1.0 Nm³/h
Electrode rinsing air flow rate
0-3.0 Nm³/h
0.1 Nm³/h
OptiFlex 2 C
Flow rate - fluidizing air
Flow rate total air (at 5.5 bar)
1.8-6.5 Nm³/h
NOTE:
The total air consumption for the device is determined based on the
3 configured air values.
These values apply for an internal control pressure of 5.5 bar!
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Electrical data
OptiFlex 2 C
Nominal input voltage
Frequency
Connected load
100-240 VAC
50 -60 Hz
40 VA
Nominal output voltage (to the gun)
eff.10 V
Nominal output current (to the gun)
max. 1.2 A
Connection for rinsing function (valve)
24 VDC
max. 3 W
Temperature range
0°C - +40°C
(+32°F - +104°F)
Max. surface temperature
100 °C (+212 °F)
Approvals
II 3 D IP54 100 °C
Pneumatic data
OptiFlex 2 C
Max. input pressure
10 bar
Min. input pressure
6 bar
Input pressure (Dynamic based on pressure
regulator setting)
5.5 bar / 80 psi
Max. water vapor content of the compressed
air
1.3 g/m³
Max. oil vapor content of the compressed air
0.1 mg/m³
Max. compressed air consumption
11 Nm³/h
Dimensions
OptiFlex 2 C
Width
444 mm
Depth
310 mm
Height
428 mm
Weight
12 kg
Processible powders
OptiFlex 2 C
OptiFlex 2 C
Plastic powder
yes
Metallic powder
yes
Enamel powder
no
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Design and function
General view
1
11
14
2
10
3
4
OptiFlex 2 C manual coating equipment – Setup
1 OptiStar CG13 control unit
10 Filter unit
2 OptiSelect GM03 manual powder gun
11 Gun holder
3 Application cup
14 Shelf
4 Base
OptiSelect GM03 manual powder gun
All information about the OptiSelect GM03 manual powder gun can be
found in the documentation for that equipment (enclosed with this
manual)!
OptiStar CG13 control unit
All information about the OptiStar CG13 manual gun control unit can
found in the documentation for that equipment (enclosed with this
manual)!
Application cup
All information about the application cup will be found in the
corresponding, enclosed documentation!
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Scope of delivery
OptiFlex 2 C
-
OptiStar CG13 control unit in a metal case with power
supply cable
-
Base with column and filter unit
-
Application cup, complete with pneumatic connection to
the control unit
-
OptiSelect GM03 manual powder gun with gun cable,
powder hose, rinsing air hose and standard nozzle set
(For more on this, see the operating manual for the
OptiSelect GM03 manual powder gun)
-
Operating manual
-
Short instructions
Typical properties – Characteristics of the functions
Processing the powder from the application cup
The OptiFlex 2 C manual coating equipment processes powder from the
application cup.
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Start-up
Preparation for start-up
Basic conditions
When starting up the OptiFlex 2 C manual coating unit, the following
general conditions impacting the coating results must be taken into
consideration:
-
Manual coating equipment is set up properly
-
Gun control unit correctly connected
-
Gun correctly connected
-
Corresponding power and compressed air supply available
-
Powder preparation and powder quality
Set-up
The OptiFlex 2 C manual coating equipment should always be set up
vertically on a flat surface.
WARNING:
The manual coating equipment must not under any circumstances
be set up near a heat source (such as an enameling furnace) or an
electromagnetic source (such as a control cabinet).
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Mounting instructions
The OptiFlex 2 C manual coating equipment must be set up in
accordance with the setup and connecting instructions (included with
delivery).
OptiFlex 2 C Manual coating equipment
Connection instructions
Gun
Application cup
Filter unit
Connection instructions – overview
The OptiFlex 2 C manual coating equipment must be connected in
accordance with the setup and connection instructions (Please also
review the operating instructions for the OptiStar CG13 manual gun
control unit).
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1.
2.
NOTE:
Use clamp to connect grounding cable to the cabin or the
suspension arrangement. Check ground connections with Ohm
meter and ensure 1 MOhm or less!
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
NOTE:
The compressed air must be free of oil and water!
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Initial start-up
NOTE:
If a malfunction occurs, see the troubleshooting guide, as well as
the gun control unit operating manual!
NOTE:
The remainder of the start-up procedure for the OptiSelect GM03
manual powder gun is explicitly described in the operating
instructions for the OptiStar CG13 manual powder gun control unit
(chapter "Initial start-up" and "Daily start-up")!
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Setting the device type
NOTE:
If the control unit is delivered as a integral component of an
OptiFlex apparatus, then the system parameters will have been
factory preconfigured for optimal use (For more on this, please also
see the operating instructions for the OptiStar CG13 manual gun
control unit)!
NOTE!
The manual gun control unit always starts up to the last configured
settings.
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Operation
Coating
WARNING:
If the manual equipment is not being used for coating in
conjunction with a sufficiently powerful suction unit, then the
stirred-up dust from the coating powder can cause respiratory
issues or cause a slippage/falling hazard.
► The manual equipment may only be operated in conjunction with a
sufficiently powerful suction unit (such as Gema Classic Open booth).
1. Turn on the gun control unit with the ON key
The displays illuminate and the control unit is ready for operation
2. Fill in the desired powder quantity in the application cup
3. Carefully place the dip tube into the powder, in order to avoid the
clogging of the dip tube
4. Lock the bayonet closure
5. Set coating parameters:
6. Press the application button for the appropriate preset mode:
flat parts
complicated parts
overcoat
The arrow above the desired button lights up
OR
7. Press
program key
a) Select desired program (01-20)
b) Change coating parameters as required
NOTE:
Programs 01-20 are preset at the factory but can be modified at any
time, after which they are automatically stored.
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Description
Presetting
Powder output
0%
Total air
0 Nm³/h
High voltage
0 kV
Spray current
0 µA
Electrode rinsing air
0.1 Nm³/h
Fluidizing air
0.0 Nm³/h (for OptiFlex-C)
8. Setting the total air volume
correct powder cloud
too little total air
NOTE:
A total air volume of 4 Nm³/h and a 50% powder share are
recommended as the base values.
9. Adjust the powder output volume (e.g. according to the desired
coating thickness)
or
much powder
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NOTE:
To achieve maximum efficiency, we recommend avoided an overly
high powder volume where possible!
► The standard setting of 50% and a total air volume of 4 Nm³/h is
recommended at the start. The total air volume is thereby kept
constant automatically by the control unit.
► If values are entered that the equipment cannot implement, then the
operator is informed of this by a blinking in the relevant display and a
temporary error message!
10. Setting the electrode rinsing air
a) Press the key
The second display level will be shown
b)
approx.
0.1 Nm³/h
approx.
0.5 Nm³/h
too much electrode rinsing air
11. Point the gun into the booth (not at the object to be coated),
press the gun trigger and visually check the powder output
12. Check whether everything is functioning correctly
13. Coating
14. Adjust the coating parameters as necessary
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Setting the background illumination
1. Press
key
The display switches to the following level:
2.
Select the desired brightness
Color change
General information
When a color change takes place, the individual components of the
manual coating equipment must be cleaned carefully. All powder
particles of the former color must be removed during this process!
1. Clean the application cup (see therefore the application cup
user manual)
2. Dismantle and clean the powder gun (see therefore the user
manual of the Manual powder gun)
3. Prepare the manual coating equipment with new powder for
start-up
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Shutdown
1. Release gun trigger
2. Switch off the control unit
NOTE:
The adjustments for high voltage, powder output, electrode rinsing
air and fluidizing remain stored!
If in disuse for several days
1. Separate from power mains
2. Clean coating apparatus (see Chapter on "Cleaning and
maintenance")
3. Turn off the compressed air main supply
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Cleaning and maintenance
NOTE:
Regular and conscientious maintenance increases the service life of
the OptiFlex 2 C manual coating equipment and provides for a
longer continuous coating quality!
► The parts, which are to be replaced during maintenance work, are
available as spare parts. These parts will be found in the
corresponding spare parts list!
Daily maintenance
1. Clean the application cup (see therefore the application cup user
manual)
2. Clean the powder gun (For more on this, please also review the
user manual for the OptiSelect GM03 manual powder gun)
Weekly maintenance
1. Clean the gun and the application cup.
2. Check the control unit grounding connections to the coating
booth, the suspension devices of the work pieces, or the
conveyor chain
If in disuse for several days
1. Separate from power mains
2. Clean the coating equipment
3. Clean the application cup
4. Turn off the compressed air main supply
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Cleaning
WARNING:
If no dust mask or one of an insufficient filter class is worn when
cleaning the manual equipment, then the dust that is stirred up from
the coating powder can cause respiratory problems.
► The ventilation system must be turned on for all cleaning work.
► A dust mask corresponding to filter class FFP2 at minimum must be
worn during any cleaning work.
Cleaning the application cup
NOTE:
Before cleaning the application cup, switch off the control unit. The
compressed air used for cleaning must be free of oil and water!
WARNING:
It is not permitted to clean the application cup with solvents!
► Do not clean the fluidizing plate with solvents or other fluidities.
1. Empty any powder out of the application cup
2. Clean the gun and the outside of the application cup by
blowing off, wiping etc.
3. Release the bayonet closure between cup cover and cup
4. Clean the cup
5. Pull out the dip tube and clean it
6. If necessary, activate the den PowerClean mode (see also
the gun operating instructions)
7. Clean the cup with compressed air
8. Clean the fluidizing plate with compressed air (free of oil and
water)
Cleaning the OptiSelect GM03 manual powder
gun
Frequent cleaning of the gun helps to guarantee the coating quality.
NOTE:
Before cleaning the powder gun, switch off the control unit. The
compressed air used for cleaning must be free of oil and water!
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Daily:
1. Blow off the outside of the gun and wipe, clean etc.
Weekly:
2. Remove the powder hose from the connection
3. Remove the spray nozzle from the gun and clean it
4. Blow out the gun from the connection in flow direction with
compressed air
5. Clean the integrated gun tube with the provided gun brush
6. Blow through the gun with compressed air again
7. Clean the powder hose
8. Reassemble the gun and connect it
NOTE:
Please also review the user manual for the OptiSelect GM03 manual
powder gun!
Maintenance and cleaning of the filter unit
The filter unit on the OptiFlex 2 C manual coating equipment measures
and cleans the compressed air. This is where the equipment's main
compressed air connection is located.
Replacing the filter element
Procedure:
1. Unscrew the filter glass on the filter unit
2. Remove the complete filter element
3. Replace the filter element
4. Clean the filter glass on the inside and install it again
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Troubleshooting
General information
NOTE:
Prior to any troubleshooting measures, always check whether the
equipment parameters (P00) as configured in the control unit are
correct (See operating instructions for the OptiStar CG13 manual
gun control unit, Chapter "Initial Start-up – Setting Equipment
Type")
Fault
Causes
Troubleshooting
Control unit displays
remain dark, although
the control unit is
switched on
Control unit is not
connected to the mains
Connect the equipment
with the mains cable
Power pack fuse
defective
Replace the fuse
Power pack defective
Contact local Gema
representative
Compressed air not
present
Connect the equipment
to the compressed air
Throttle motor or powder
gun are clogged
Clean the corresponding
part
The application cup is
not correctly or not
connected at all to the
control unit
Check the pneumatic
connections and if
necessary, connect
them (see connecting
guide)
Injector nozzle clogged
Dismantle the
application cup
completely and clean it
Dip tube clogged
Blow through the dip
tube with compressed
air and place it in the
powder carefully
Total air incorrectly
configured
Set total air correctly
(Default value 4 Nm³/h)
Main valve defective
Replace main valve
The gun does not
spray powder,
although the control
unit is switched on and
the gun trigger is
pressed
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Fault
Causes
Troubleshooting
Gun LED remains
dark, although the gun
is triggered
Gun not connected
Connect the gun
Gun plug, gun cable or
gun cable connection
defective
Contact local Gema
representative
Remote control on
powder gun defective
Contact local Gema
representative
The objects are
improperly or
insufficiently grounded
Check grounding,
reground at better
quality
High voltage and current
deactivated
Press the selection key
(application key)
High voltage cascade
defective
Contact local Gema
representative
Poor closure
Dismantle the
application cup
completely, check the
O-rings and replace
them, if necessary
Pneumatic hoses not
correctly connected
Check the connections
and connect correctly, if
necessary.
Powder fluidization
insufficient or not
available
Dismantle and clean the
fluidizing plate, replace
if necessary
Rinsing air throttle motor
defective
Contact local Gema
representative
Powder does not
adhere to object,
although the gun is
triggered and sprays
powder
Irregular powder output
No electrode rinsing air
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Spare parts list
Ordering spare parts
When ordering spare parts for powder coating equipment, please indicate
the following specifications:
-
Type and serial number of your powder coating
equipment
-
Order number, quantity and description of each spare
part
-
Type OptiFlex 2 C
Serial number 1234 5678
-
Order no. 203 386, 1 piece, Clamp – Ø 18/15 mm
Example:
When ordering cable or hose material, the required length must also be
given. The spare part numbers of this bulk stock is always marked with
an *.
Wearing parts are always marked with a #.
All dimensions of plastic hoses are specified with the external and
internal diameter:
Example:
Ø 8/6 mm, 8 mm outside diameter (o/d) / 6 mm inside diameter (i/d)
WARNING!
Only original Gema spare parts should be used, because the
explosion protection will also be preserved that way. The use of
spare parts from other manufacturers will invalidate the Gema
guarantee conditions!
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OptiFlex 2 C manual coating equipment – Spare Parts
List
1
CG13 gun control unit – complete (see corresponding operating manual)
1009 971
2
GM03 manual powder gun – complete (see corresponding user manual)
1008 070
3
Application cup 500 ml – complete (see corresponding user manual)
1002 069
4
Pneumatic connection for conveying air – complete (incl. Pos. 4.1, 4.2, 4.3)
4.1
Quick release connection – NW5, Ø 8 mm, red
261 645
4.2
Nut with kink protection – M12x1 mm, Ø 8 mm
201 316
4.3
Plastic tube – Ø 8/6 mm, red
5
103 500*
Pneumatic connection for supplementary air – complete (incl. Pos. 5.1, 5.2 and 5.3)
5.1
Quick release connection – NW5, Ø 8 mm, black
261 637
5.2
Nut with kink protection – M12x1 mm, Ø 8 mm
201 316
5.3
Plastic tube – Ø 8/6 mm, black
1008 038*
6
Nut – M10x1-Ø 6 mm
263 052
7
Screw cap – Ø 6 mm
263 044
10
Pneumatic group – complete (see corresponding spare parts list)
11
Quick release connection – NW7.8 – Ø 13 mm
243 647
13
Grounding cable – complete
301 140
15
Short instructions
1007 143
16
OptiFlex 2 C Operating instructions
1008 221
* Please indicate length
# Wearing part
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OptiFlex 2 C manual coating equipment – Spare Parts
1
6
15
7
13
10
2
5
16
11
3
4
OptiFlex 2 C manual coating equipment – Spare Parts
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OptiFlex 2 C – Pneumatic group
Pneumatic group – complete
1
Filter cartridge – 20 µm
2
Plug – Ø 8 mm
1008 235
1008 239#
238 023
# Wearing part
2
1
OptiFlex 2 C – Pneumatic group
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