Portamark Powder Actuated Marking Tool Equipment

Portamark
Powder Actuated Marking Tool
Equipment Operation and
Maintenance Manual
PortamarkManual-2003-10-29.doc
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Foreword/Safety Procedures
Do’s and Do Not’s for tool operation
1.0
2.0
3.0
Equipment General Description and Assembly
1.1
Ramset D45A General Description
1.2
Portamark Marking Attachment General Description
1.3
Assembly of Ramset and Portamark Attachment
Operation and Maintenance Description
2.1
General Operating Instructions
2.2
Maintenance / Service
2.2.1 Periodic Tool Maintenance
2.2.2 Service Assistance
2.3
Maintenance / Service
2.3.1 Periodic System Maintenance List
2.3.2 Service Assistance
Warranty Information
3.1
4.0
Limited Warranty
Troubleshooting and Parts List
4.1
4.2
Troubleshooting
Parts List
FOREWORD/SAFETY PROCEDURES
This manual contains specifications, drawings and procedures for the Portamark Powder Actuated
Marking Tool. The furnishing of this document does not constitute or imply a grant of any license
under any patent, patent applications, trademarks, copyrights, or other rights of Seller or of any
third party.
Every attempt has been made to make this manual accurate and correct at time of issuance.
Future revisions/modifications performed on the equipment by MECCO Marking & Traceability or
error corrections to this document will be supplied in addendum packages.
SAFETY SUMMARY
The following is mandatory reading for all personnel who find themselves involved in operating and
maintaining the Portamark Powder Actuated Marking Tool provided by MECCO Marking &
Traceability. Forward the enclosed information and instructions to the Plant Safety Director, Plant
Manager, and all Operators of this equipment.
It is the employer’s responsibility to provide proper safety devices and equipment to safeguard the
operator from harm and to safeguard this equipment at all times to meet all current safety codes
and standards.
Failure to comply with this manual and subsequent warnings can result in SERIOUS INJURY to
personnel and/or MAJOR DAMAGE to the marking tool.
I.
There are two levels of special notation used in this manual.
importance, they are:
In descending order of
-WARNINGUsed to signify that when the statement is not complied with, SERIOUS INJURY can occur
to personnel and/or MAJOR DAMAGE will be inflicted to the marking tool.
-NOTEUsed to give supplementary information or to emphasize a point, procedure, functional
check, etc.
Always comply with the following
DO'S:
-WARNING1.
DO always wear eye and ear protection while operating this equipment.
2.
DO keep a neat and clean environment in the area that marking is done.
3.
DO log all maintenance performed in a logbook.
4.
DO periodically clean critical components to remove any foreign matter.
5.
DO report any damage or premature wear noticed in the equipment so it can be
repaired.
6.
DO periodically inspect marking tool for premature wear.
7.
DO familiarize yourself with this complete manual before attempting to operate
and/or maintain this tool.
8.
DO perform all maintenance listed in this operating manual to ensure maximum tool
life.
9.
This tool is to be used only by properly trained and licensed operators. You must
successfully complete ITW Ramset training program for the tool and obtain a certified
operator’s license before handling, loading or operating this tool.
10.
DO unload the powder cartridges from the tool before changing type.
11.
DO hold the tool perpendicular to the work surface while marking.
12.
DO use only Portamark powder cartridges and replacement parts.
Always comply with the following
DO NOT'S:
-WARNING1.
DO NOT operate this equipment without using eye and ear protection.
2.
DO NOT operate the system under any circumstance with safeties removed or
defeated.
-Warning-
Removal or disabling tool safeties can result in
serious operator injury. DO NOT modify or
defeat the safety features in any manner from
the as shipped documented condition.
3.
DO NOT leave a Portamark unattended with powder cartridges in the tool.
4.
DO NOT use the Portamark in an explosive or flammable atmosphere.
5.
DO NOT allow anyone but authorized personnel to operate or maintain the
equipment.
6.
DO NOT fire the Portamark without having the type against the surface to be
marked.
7.
DO NOT alter or modify the Portamark from the as shipped documented condition.
1.0 Equipment General Description and
Assembly
The equipment described in this manual was designed and built to produce permanent
characters directly onto parts. The general equipment layout can be seen on the drawings
for this equipment. (See Drawing Section of this manual) As with any piece of equipment,
no one can merely read the instruction manual and then hope to operate that equipment
safely and efficiently. Contact your local ITW Ramset dealer for operator training and
certification.
1.1
Ramset D45A General Description
The model D45A is a semi-automatic, low velocity, powder actuated tool that uses .25
caliber, 10-shot disc loads. The disk loads, which are available in five power levels,
automatically feeds into position when the tool is operated. The D45A is ideal for
permanently marking a variety of materials. When the tool is in position to mark, pulling the
trigger releases a firing pin, which strikes the powder load. This causes the powder in the
load to ignite and burn, providing a powerful release of expanding gases which drives the
piston down the barrel of the tool, striking the anvil of the Portamark. The resulting impact
drives the marking characters into the work surface. Reference the manual that is provided
with the Ramset D45A for additional information and instructions.
1.2
Portamark-Marking Attachment General
Description
The Portamark marking attachment is designed to work specifically with the Ramset model
D45A powder actuated tool. The Portamark can be supplied in either urethane for cold
marking, or steel for hot marking applications. The Portamark is attached to the D45A tool
with a threaded shank and locking ring. When fired, the piston strikes the anvil, positioned
behind the type, and the mark is achieved. The Portamark will accommodate five pieces of
1/2” type, six pieces of 3/8” type, eight pieces of 5/16” type, or ten pieces of 1/4” type.
1.3 Assembly of Ramset D45A and Portamark
Attachment
To install the Portamark Marking Attachment perform the following:
-Warning- Only certified operators familiar with the
Ramset tool should be performing assembly
and/or operation.
-Warning- Insure the powder load disk is removed from
the Ramset D45A tool prior to performing any
work on the tool.
1. Remove the threaded barrel retention collar from the Ramset D45A tool. Use care
while removing retention collar and note the location and use of the two
pawls that retain the barrel.
Ramset Barrel Retention Collar
Pawl
2. Slide the Portamark barrel retention collar (shown below) onto the barrel. Note
that the tapered end of the collar faces the Portamark holder and away from the
Ramset tool.
Portamark Holder
Portamark Barrel
Portamark Barrel Retention Collar
Barrel Alignment Rod
3. Slide the barrel into the Ramset D45A tool. The barrel alignment rod that
protrudes from the barrel must align with a hole inside the Ramset tool. (If you
have a “D45” instead of the “D45A” – you must remove the barrel alignment rod
by sawing it off flush.) Install the two barrel retention pawls. While holding the
barrel in the tool, thread the barrel retention collar onto tool.
Reinstalling The Pawls
The Assembled Tool
4. Insert type into the Portamark, filling the type pocket completely, with spacers if
necessary. Insert the type retention rod.
5. Insure that there are no powder loads in he Ramset. Depress the marking end of
the Portamark squarely against a typical marking surface and note if the safety
pawls spread to allow the tool to be completely depressed. If the safety pawls
spread, the assembly was completed successfully.
Pawls are not spread, preventing the tool
from firing. The type is not squarely
aligned on the part.
Pawls are spread. This allows the tool to
be completely depressed, and firing can
occur.
-Note- Reference drawing D-6651-K for a cross
section of this assembly.
2.0 Operation and Maintenance
2.1 General Operating Instructions
-Warning- Only certified operators familiar with the
Ramset tool should be performing
assembly and/or operation.
1. Confirm that no powder load disk is in the Ramset D45A tool. Set up the type for the required
mark. Pull out the retaining pin and install the required type. Reinstall the retaining pin to hold
type in holder.
-Warning- Always wear proper eye and hearing
protection when operating this tool.
2. Install a powder load disk in the Ramset D45A tool.
3. Slide the Portamark attachment fully out of the Ramset D45A tool so that the piston is cocked
and in the firing position.
Barrel in extended position. This
cocks the tool.
4. Press the Portamark attachment firmly against the marking surface. This should cause the
safety pawls to spread, allowing the trigger to be pulled and the mark to be generated.
Pawls are not spread, preventing the tool
from firing. The type is not squarely
aligned on the part.
Pawls are spread. This allows the tool to
be completely depressed, and firing can
occur.
-Note- MECCO Marking & Traceability
recommends a detailed safety procedure
be established for the operation and
storage of the tool and powder loads.
MECCO Marking & Traceability accepts no
responsibility for the improper use of the
tool.
5. To mark additional pieces, let the Portamark attachment slide fully out of the Ramset tool so
that the piston cocks. Press the Portamark attachment firmly against the marking surface and
pull the trigger.
6. When marking is complete, remove the powder load disk from the Ramset D45A tool and
follow the tool cleaning instructions. Store tool and loads in a proper place.
2.2
Maintenance / Service
2.2.1
Periodic Tool Maintenance
-Warning- Improperly maintained tools can cause
serious injuries to tool operators and
bystanders.
Normal Cleaning
Normal cleaning of the tool must be performed daily. Always check the tool before
performing any disassembly, cleaning, or service to make sure the tool is not loaded.
All front-end parts, including piston, barrel, and Portamark attachment, should be
thoroughly cleaned with a good quality detergent oil using the wire brush supplied
with the tool kit. Remove all dirt and carbon build-up, and wipe parts dry with a clean,
lint-free rag to prevent surface oil from collecting dust and dirt.
All front-end parts should be carefully inspected for wear or damage before reassembly
to the tool. Any cracked, worn, or damaged parts should be replaced
The piston should be checked for uneven tip wear or other deformities, and ground flat
if required. The tip must be ground flat at a 90-degree angle to the shank of the
piston. The length of the piston cannot be ground shorter than 5 11/16”.
-Note- Piston grinding should only be attempted by
trained personnel.
Complete Cleaning
Heavy use or constant exposure to dirt and debris may require that the tool be cleaned
more extensively. Complete disassembly and cleaning of all parts may be necessary to
restore the tool to normal operation.
Cleaning Schedule
Front-end parts must be cleaned daily. Front-end parts include, piston, barrel, and
Portamark attachment.
General Maintenance
General tool maintenance should be performed every six months, or more frequently if
subjected to heavy use. General maintenance should only be performed by an
authorized ITW Ramset distributor. General tool maintenance includes complete
disassembly, inspection, cleaning, repair, and testing.
2.2.2
Service Assistance
Service assistance is available during regular working hours 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
EST by calling (412) 369-9199 x 240. Please have available the Portamark serial
number.
If the equipment needs to be returned to the factory, obtain a Return Material
Authorization number PRIOR to shipping. Include the RMA number on shipping labels
and all correspondence.
3.0
Warranty Information
3.1 Limited Warranty
MECCO Marking & Traceability strongly recommends that you purchase spare
parts (as outlined in the spare parts section) for the Portamark Powder
Actuated Marking Tool at the start of the warranty period. These parts are to
be placed on the shelf so that they will be available in the event of part
failure.
All parts manufactured to MECCO Marking & Traceability design are
guaranteed to be interchangeable in accordance with drawings and
specifications. If, within 12 months after system acceptance, any parts of the
equipment designed and manufactured by MECCO Marking & Traceability and
furnished under this contract prove to have been defective in workmanship
or material when furnished, MECCO Marking & Traceability agrees to repair
or furnish such parts without charge F.O.B. point of shipment. This warranty
does not include standard commercial components purchased by MECCO
Marking & Traceability for use in the equipment, which is furnished under
this contract. MECCO Marking & Traceability will pass on the warranty
provided by the manufacturers of such components.
MECCO MARKING & TRACEABILITY SHALL NOT ASSUME ANY EXPENSE OR LIABILITY FOR
REPAIRS, ADDITIONS OR MODIFICATIONS MADE UPON MECCO MARKING & TRACEABILITY
EQUIPMENT OUTSIDE MECCO MARKING & TRACEABILITY FACILITY WITHOUT PRIOR
WRITTEN CONSENT.
4.0 Troubleshooting and Parts List
4.1 Troubleshooting
Refer to parts schematic for proper assembly of parts
•
•
Failure to depress tool completely
•
See “Tool does not completely
depress” below
•
Excessive dirt buildup on breech face
not allowing proper penetration of
firing pin.
•
After following misfire procedure,
check firing pin indentation on load.
Clean breech face.
•
Firing pin and/or breech damaged
•
Replace damaged parts
•
Failure to open safety pawls.
•
Safety pawls and/or anvil damaged
or broken
•
Tool does not
completely depress
•
Disassembled or damaged parts
•
Check all parts in the receiver for
damaged or improper assembly
•
Reduction or loss of
power
•
Piston not being returned to full rear
position
•
Worn or damaged piston
•
Barrel must be pulled completely
open to properly position the piston.
•
Replace damaged or worn parts
•
•
Tool fails to fire
•
Tool cannot be cocked
or opened
•
Failure to index disc
Worn or broken pawls
Replace pawls
•
Powder load disk is bent (Can result
in tool firing, but marking does not
occur)
•
Replace powder load disk
When cocking tool, extend barrel firmly,
but not with excessive force
•
Excessive dirt buildup
•
Clean tool thoroughly
•
Damaged or bent piston
•
Replace piston
•
Broken or damaged parts
•
Do not use tool. Contact ITW
Ramset for service
•
Disc not inserted correctly or
damaged
•
Damaged indexing mechanism
•
Check load disk-Properly discard
damaged disks
•
Contact ITW Ramset for service
4.2 Parts List
ITEM
QTY.
PART NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
1
23-1007
Barrel Retention Collar
2
1
23-0023
Retainer
3
1
23-0028
Spring Plunger
4
1
23-0030
Spring
5
1
23-0031
Urethane Pad
6
1
23-0038
Plunger
7
1
23-1004
Safety Pawl
8
1
23-1008
Piston
9
1
23-1010
Locking Nut
10
1
23-1011
Locking Nut
11
1
23-1013
Barrel
12
1
23-1014
Buffer
13
1
23-1015
Retention Collar O-Ring
14
1
23-1001
Type Holder
15
1
23-1018
5/16-18 x ¼” Set Screw
16
1
23-1064
Spring Plunger
17
1
23-1058
Safety Pawl Pin
18
1
23-0037
Anvil
19
1
23-1062
Spring Plunger
20
1
23-1060
Type Retaining Pin