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by Injinnius
Thu Apr 25, 2024 3:19 pm
Forum: Pressroom
Topic: Odd setup
Replies: 11
Views: 720

Re: Odd setup

I can't speak to the presses by every manufacturer, but the inline presses by Mark Andy (2200, 4150, etc.) aren't that bad to adjust. The top knobs are the ink adjustment, and move the cylinder up and down ... closer or farther from both the material and the anilox. The impression adjustment knobs a...
by Injinnius
Tue Aug 25, 2020 7:08 pm
Forum: Pressroom
Topic: 4120
Replies: 3
Views: 1553

Re: 4120

No, that's not normal on the 4120. (I'm a former Mark Andy tech.) The drive controller (either a Hampton-Danfoss TriStar or a Carotron) could have the "start acceleration" pot misadjusted. Or the drive controller or the motor itself has a problem. Also ... have a tech check the motor brush...
by Injinnius
Tue Aug 25, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: Pressroom
Topic: Need input about press tension
Replies: 8
Views: 2708

Re: Need input about press tension

I was with Mark Andy when they switched to the disc brakes for the infeed pacing tension. Not all customers were happy with that. The 4150 presses (and the older 4120s) had an aid clutch and a retard clutch, allowing them to get low tension. The Echelon tension system also did that. The disc brake, ...
by Injinnius
Tue Aug 25, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: Pressroom
Topic: Gear oil
Replies: 3
Views: 2063

Re: Gear oil

Sorry for the late reply ... I haven't been here in awhile. If you read the manual, Mark Andy specifies Mobilgear SHC 629 as the recommended gearbox oil. That's actually a bit of a misprint, and as a former Mark Andy technician, it has always annoyed me. There's a Mobilgear 629, and a Mobil SHC 629 ...
by Injinnius
Mon May 06, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: Pressroom
Topic: PIC rewinder PLC program
Replies: 5
Views: 2731

Re: PIC rewinder PLC program

I appreciate the responses. Shortly after posting this I saw a listing for the exact same model of rewinder on eBay ... "for parts only. Mitsubishi PLC needs to be reprogrammed." I'm afraid that's the fate for my customer. Note that this is not the drive. It's the programmable controller t...
by Injinnius
Thu May 02, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: Pressroom
Topic: PIC rewinder PLC program
Replies: 5
Views: 2731

PIC rewinder PLC program

Okay, folks, this is a longshot. Customer has a PIC rewinder, model 1110. The PLC battery failed. We've replaced the battery, but the PLC shows a programming error. Apparently it lost some of the program when the battery was lost. But PIC isn't around anymore, so we can't simply call and get a copy ...
by Injinnius
Thu Sep 28, 2017 1:10 pm
Forum: Pressroom
Topic: Hydrajacks Pressure
Replies: 3
Views: 3669

Re: Hydrajacks Pressure

I've never heard of a pressure formula. I would think it would vary a lot by the type of die, type of material, etc. I was taught to adjust the die pressure by ear. As you apply pressure, the "thunk" sound gets louder. (My understanding is this is the bearer "slap"; as the die do...
by Injinnius
Wed Apr 20, 2016 1:34 pm
Forum: Pressroom
Topic: wiring push emergency stop
Replies: 1
Views: 5919

Re: wiring push emergency stop

I imagine by now you've got everything connected okay. But for future reference, here's the information: Wire 11 supplies the 120Vac to the emergency stop switch in the master control panel; Wire 13 goes from the other side of the emergency stop switch in the master control panel to the emergency st...
by Injinnius
Fri May 02, 2014 12:48 am
Forum: Pressroom
Topic: ARGGHHH $%#@*
Replies: 11
Views: 9831

Re: ARGGHHH $%#@*

Hi, Tadpole. Sorry I'm a little late to the party. I hope you've found a solution to your issues. If your hickies repeat in the print, then you know it's something on the plate. The questions becomes ... what, and how does it get there? Perhaps you could pull a plate off the press when you see hicki...
by Injinnius
Sun Dec 08, 2013 3:36 am
Forum: Pressroom
Topic: Waste Matrix Removal Problems
Replies: 16
Views: 23428

Re: Waste Matrix Removal Problems

I have lots of experience with the Mark Andy clutches, very little with the Comco. However, the Horton (now Nexen) clutches are the same. Two models are typically used: the BW/B275 clutch, and the larger F450 clutches. The BW clutches look like a cylinder, the F450 clutches have a larger friction pl...
by Injinnius
Sun Dec 08, 2013 3:10 am
Forum: Pressroom
Topic: Incoming Press air pressure
Replies: 5
Views: 4896

Re: Incoming Press air pressure

Incoming air pressure to a 2200 press is supposed to be around 100psi into the press regulator, and 85psi out of the regulator into the press. The 2200 presses all have a filter/regulator on the rear frame of the unwind module. The 1/4" air lines in the press are sometimes of two different type...
by Injinnius
Thu Sep 12, 2013 1:58 am
Forum: Pressroom
Topic: Are Flexo Plate Cylinder Gears Speciall Cut?
Replies: 5
Views: 4282

Re: Are Flexo Plate Cylinder Gears Speciall Cut?

Hi, Frank. Since I don't work for Rotometrics or a similar outfit, I couldn't speak to their manufacturing process ... but I'd be surprised if their gears varied from the standard involute gear tooth profile. With the standard involute profile, the faces of the gear teeth are rounded. This allows th...
by Injinnius
Thu Aug 29, 2013 1:39 pm
Forum: Pressroom
Topic: Web temperature through dryer
Replies: 6
Views: 4843

Re: Web temperature through dryer

The Model 82 dryers have 3 heater stages. They also have 2 temperature switches. One is located in the duct immediately following the heaters, and is rated at 330 degrees Fahrenheit; if it trips, it turns of heater stage 1 to reduce the temperature, and then turns it back on again when the temp gets...
by Injinnius
Thu Aug 29, 2013 1:26 pm
Forum: Pressroom
Topic: Registration Issues
Replies: 8
Views: 9593

Re: Registration Issues

I don't know your press at all, either. But ... you say one image is in, and the next is out. On a CI press, registration is usually as perfect as it gets. The only time I've seen what you are describing is when there are 2 images around on the plate, and the plate gaps are not aligned. That is, the...
by Injinnius
Thu Jul 25, 2013 12:26 am
Forum: Pressroom
Topic: Need a part number for the proximity speed sensor.
Replies: 3
Views: 2660

Re: Need a part number for the proximity speed sensor.

Sorry I didn't see this post sooner. The earlier models of the 2200 used a 53Z proximity switch by Dynapar. It looks rather industrial or military, about 2-1/2" long, and the cable connector screws into the back of it. The newer units use a ZH10 proximity sensor by Honeywell. It's shiny, about ...