Our tech tips were designed to give you the information you need to keep help with the maintenance and operation of your welder. Every month we request our certified Field Service Engineers to provide us with the questions and answers that are going to provide you with a information and a knowledge base of tech tips.
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Heat Elements and Wire Harness
We recognize that from time to time you may be required to change the heat elements. However, we also recommend that you inspect the condition of the wire harness at the same time. With long-term usage, the wires may become brittle and the spade connectors may show excessive wear. Therefore, to prevent this from occurring, early inspection and replacement of the wire harness will keep your machine running at its full capacity.
We understand that many of our customers make multiple types of products. Therefore, we manufacture many of our guides to be versatile. For example, the T3, T300 and T600 hem guides can be used as a hem and rope guide. However, if you find yourself switching back and forth during manufacturing, we recommend that you have one guide for each process. This will allow you to efficiently and effectively produce your product and, in the process, save time.
When changing a wedge out on a machine make sure to take the following steps:
- Switch off power
- Remove old wedge
- Inspect all wiring coming from machine
- Install new wedge
- Check wedge alignment
- Begin welding
Machine Maintenance T300/T600
Keep your T300 and T600 running smooth with adjustments to the upper unit tensioner. This will eliminate excess play in the upper weld roller. Loosen the locking nut and slowly turn in the adjustment screw clockwise. Be careful not to apply excessive pressure to the upper unit chain. Inspect the tensioner yearly for wear, and replace the tensioner eery 5 years, to keep your welder running smoothly.
Paneling Images on a 112 Extreme
Sometimes welding through inks can be difficult. Solvent and Latex inks can be welded through however, UV ink cannot. More temperature and less speed will be necessary to execute a clean weld. The way to achieve this is to overlap weld the seam enough so you avoid welding through the ink altogether. We recommend having 7/8 of an inch white and 1/8 of an inch of bleed , on the bottom panel