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RECTILINEAR COMBING MACHINE

d10030ga

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Machine Nº

Year

Series

Document Nº d10030ga

68500 GUEBWILLER France


IMPORTANT RECOMMENDATIONS RELATED TO

THE PERSONS SAFETY

This symbol is shown in this manual in front of the safety


related specific recommendations.
DANGER

1. We strongly recommend that the machine service is achieved by a specially trained personnel, skilled and
aware of all the safety instructions.
Any untrained person should be kept away from the machine.

2. The training mainly consists in pointing out the safety rules and indicating the places where protections
against accidents have been installed.
The instruction must also include the protection against the injuries caused by parts in motion, as well as
against the accidents of electrical origin.
The persons working on the machine must wear safety shoes, hair protection and tight clothing.
It is highly recommended to maintain the safety notions by a continuous training.

3. The following points must regularly be checked:


S Presence and proper work of the anti accidents protection systems (screen, cover, switches, etc.).
S The access of the service personnel to the safety instructions.
S The respect of the safety rules by the service personnel.

4. The safety instructions and symbols displayed on the machine should not be removed or cancelled. In case
of removal, make sure to install them back.

5. The stickers supplied at the beginning of this manual are intended to be applied on the machine, for
reminding the personnel about the safety instructions.

6. It is forbidden to modify or to eliminate any device having a safety related purpose.

7. The machine safety devices must be checked at regular intervals and after any mechanical or electrical
intervention having a direct or indirect incidence on the safety systems.
In case of failure or doubt, stop the machine, turn the power OFF, padlock the switch and report the
problem.

8. It is forbidden to act on the the programmable controllers programs other than in the sections normally
accessible and programmable from the terminal.

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IMPORTANT RECOMMENDATIONS RELATED TO

THE PERSONS SAFETY

− IN CASE OF INTERVENTION ON THE MACHINE −

9. Any intervention of adjustment, lubrication, cleaning, maintenance, etc... must compulsorily be achieved
whilst the machine is stopped.

10. The machine operation must be achieved by only one person at a time.

11. The power must be turned OFF at the main switch. To avoid any accidental or un-voluntary placing under
tension, it is highly recommended to padlock the main switch.

12. After turning the power OFF and before any intervention, it is compulsory to wait for the emptying of the
pneumatic circuit and for the complete stopping of all the organs.

13. Any intervention on the motors or on the other electrical components must only be achieved by an
electrician. The electrical documentation supplied with the machine is located inside the electrical box.

14. The various combs fitted on the machine can present risks of stinging or cutting. Do not use the hands
fingers to clean or to remove lapping. Use appropriate tools. The persons having to touch the textile fibres
must wear neither finger ring, nor watch, nor bracelet.

15. In order to allow the machine re-start after an interruption of the combing process, it is necessary to allow
its slow speed work by impulses though the hood is opened.

16. The machine main motor and the moto reducers are controlled by electronic inverters, the pre-set
parameters of which should not be modified.

17. The slow speed work by impulses whilst the hood is opened is exclusively reserved to the operation of
re-start of the combing process, either after a lot change or after a process intempestive interruption.

18. The slow speed work by impulses whilst the hood is opened is strictly forbidden to achieve operations of
adjustment, maintenance, cleaning or fibres lapping removal.

19. If those prescriptions are not respected, the NSC responsibility cannot be engaged.

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SIGNAL PLATES

SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
1_ The persons in charge of this machine service must be informed
about its use as well as about the various safety instructions.
Their knowledge must regularly be updated.
2_ The proper operation of the various protecting devices must
regularly be checked.
3_ The safety instructions specific to this machine are mentioned in
its instruction manual, which must be kept at the personnel’s
disposal.
4_ The parts containing electrical equipments are only accessible by
qualified or warned persons.

SAFETY SYMBOLS

Danger for the personnel Cutting, stinging or


snatching hazard

DANGER

Electrical hazard Burning hazard

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SAFETY CONTACTS

BS3

BS9

BS13 BS1
di10054xa
BS8

MARK FUNCTION ACTION

BS1 Opening one door:


BS3 - stops the machine
Doors safety contacts - hinders the machine re-start
BS9
BS13 The fault" lamp is ON

Opening the hood:


- stops the machine
- hinders the continuous work.
BS8 Hood safety contact
The work by impulses, at slow speed, hood
opened, is possible under conditions.

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TABLE OF CONTENT

Pages

SAFETY
Important recommendations related to the persons safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 − 5
Signal plates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Safety symbols . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Safety contacts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7

CHARACTERISTICS
Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Wool combing machine characteristics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Floor plans
G Machine and delivery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
G Table top can creel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
G Table top ball creel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Gearing diagrams
G Machine body . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
G Type LF710 / LF712 deliveries with crimping box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
G Type LJ810 / LJ812 deliveries with crimping box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
G Type LM1012 deliveries with crimping box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
G Type LP1212 / LP1214 deliveries with crimping box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
G Type LR1414 deliveries with crimping box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Noise levels card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Equipment transportation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Ground and sealing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Floor dimensions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Handling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Equipment fitting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Pneumatic connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Electric connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Suction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Commissioning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Running-in . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Documentation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31

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USE – GENERAL INFORMATION


Hand wheel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Cycle position indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Machine opening . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Circular comb replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Circular comb cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 − 38
G Manual cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
G Semi automatic cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Feed comb cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Nipper beaks cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Air ducts and suction box cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Motors cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Slivers joining . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Tools . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Detaching cylinders gears replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Starting the machine with material . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Noil and fly ratios measurement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Noil mass determination . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Fly mass determination . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Practical hints for using the machine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
G Main points to be checked on machine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 − 49
G Main problems of combing and their solutions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 − 52
− Poor cleanliness of the combed sliver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
− Poor drawing-off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
− Too much noil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
− Long fibres in the noil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
− Long fibres in the fly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Poor aspect of the delivered sliver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
− 52
Pinning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
Graphic symbols . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Control boards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
Light column . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
Machine main speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
Adjustments recapitulation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
Production counter resetting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
Machine diagnosis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62

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ADJUSTMENTS AND MAINTENANCE


Distance between nipper and circular comb . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
Nipper cams runners springs tension . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
Nipper jaws pressure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
Nipper springs initial tension . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
Air blowing on nipper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
Air blowing on drawing-off apron . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
Circular brush . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73
G Circular brush manual adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73
G Circular brush turning over . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74 − 75
G Brush penetration in the circular comb . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77
G Circular brush automatic forward motion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78
− Circular brush forward motion automatic cycle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78
− Process of the last cycle of forward motion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
− Brush return to its start position . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80
− New brush installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81
− Machine re-start . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82
− Initialisation of the timing between two automatic cycles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83
G Automatic forward motion frequency parameters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84 − 85
G Automatic forward motion parameters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86 − 87
G Brush characteristic positions adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88 − 89
G Incidents during the automatic cycle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90
G Non automatic cycle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91
Pneumatic sword . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92
G Front collector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92 − 93
G Back collector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93
G Pneumatic sword shutter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94
Beating comb . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95
Feeding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96
G Distance between feed comb and nipper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96
G Feed comb raising . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97
G Feeding control cams . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98
G Electrical and pneumatic jacks basic adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102
G Feeding length . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103
G Reduced feeding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106

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Pressure on feed cylinders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108


G Putting under pressure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108
G Gap adjustment between feed cylinders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110
G Lapping detector on feed cylinder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111
Mechanical nip distance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112
G Mechanical nip distance adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113
G Distance between drawing-off cylinders and nipper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113
G Mechanical adjustment gauging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114
Carriage drive springs compression . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116
Top comb . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117
G Distance between top comb and top drawing-off cylinder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117
G Adjustment of the top comb projection beyond the shovel plate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118
G Top comb drive shifting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119
Top comb cleaner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120
Shovel plate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122
G Replacement of the nipper jaw protecting plate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125
Pressure on drawing-off cylinders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126
Lapping detector on drawing-off cylinders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129
Drawing-off cylinders drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 130
G Double sided timing belt tension adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 130
G Double sided timing belt dismantling and re-installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131
G Drawing-off adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132
− Drawing-off length . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132
− Overlapping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133
− Beginning of drawing-off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135
Drawing-off apron replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 136
Adjustment of the drawing-off apron and of the detaching cylinders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 138
Apron plate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 140
Web tension adjustment on the drawing-off apron . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141
Partial compensation of the web slackness in the delivery funnel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142
Pressure on the coiler rollers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143
Coiler and creel stop motions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 144
Crimping box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 145
Crimping box stop motion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147

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CHARACTERISTICS
INTRODUCTION

The purpose of this manual is to give you all the useful indications for operating the machine in optimum conditions.

Though the NSC combing machine si robust, its maintenance must be achieved by skilled persons.

If, in spite of a correct maintenance, you face difficulties, you can contact our services in full confidence, to find
recommendations, competent advices as well as original spare parts.

This manual refers to the NSC «era» combing machine, intended for the combing of:
– Wools
– Chemical fibres (artificial and synthetic)
– Hairs (goat, mohair, cashmere, ...)
– Silk schappe
– Blends

The NSC combing machines are fed by creels designed for a wide range of doubling and dimensions of cans
or balls.

At the machine delivery, the sliver is coiled in a can of several possible dimensions.

The machine main configurations are mentioned in the following pages.

The combing machine is generally despatched in several pre-assembled elements. We recommend that the
final assembling and the commissioning are achieved by one of our specialized fitters.

In the USE – GENERAL INFORMATION" chapter of this manual, we indicate some examples of combs
pinning, according to the processed materials.
The combs type must be adapted to each specific case.
Please contact us in case of question.

In the ADJUSTMENTS AND MAINTENANCE" chapter, we show the machine necessary basic
adjustments.
Those adjustments depend upon the processed materials characteristics.
To ensure an optimum machine work, it is important to carefully and periodically check its adjustments and
maintain it.

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WOOL COMBING MACHINE CHARACTERISTICS

– Speed (control through electronic inverter) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 to 260 cycles per minute

– Slow speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 cycles per minute

– Main motor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 kW – 1500 rpm

– Feeding by can or ball creel – doubling 20 to 24, with stop motions.

– Circular brush automatic forward motion.

– Feed grid width . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 450 mm

– Feed comb pinned length . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 460 mm

– Top comb pinned length . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 510 mm

– Circular comb pinned length . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 510 mm

– Drawing-off cylinders diameter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25/28 mm or 28/28 mm

– New circular brush diameter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 160 mm

– Clothed doffer diameter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120 mm

– Drawing-off apron: Development . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 580 mm


Width . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 540 to 548 mm
Thickness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.5 mm

– Top comb with cleaning brush(es)

– Can deliveries with coiler driven by a frequency inverter controlled moto-reducer.


CAN DIMENSIONS
TYPE OF CAN DELIVERY
Diameter in mm Height in mm
LF 710 700 1000
LF 712 700 1200
LJ 810 800 1000
LJ 812 800 1200
LM 1012 1000 1200
LP 1212 1200 1200
LP 1214 1200 1400
LR 1414 1400 1400

– Crimping box as standard feature.

– Suction by 2.2 kW – 3000 rpm motor driven fan.


Filtering box located at the creel extremity.
Pre-equipment for the connection to a centralised suction installation, with constant or sequential flow.

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FLOOR PLANS

" Machine and delivery

2200
Ø

h
di100046 (A4)

600 510 1200 b

350

640 kg 610 kg
200

780

d
f

750 kg 600 kg

DIMENSIONS (mm) WEIGHT (kg)


TYPE boxes machine
Ø h d f e b assemblies body
delivery TOTAL

LF710 700 1000 1864 494 127 1260 315 2600 265 3180
LF712 700 1200 1864 494 127 1260 315 2600 325 3240
LJ810 800 1000 1864 494 185 1318 315 2600 265 3180
LJ812 800 1200 1864 494 185 1318 315 2600 325 3240
LM1012 1000 1200 2104 614 159 1519 315 2600 505 3420
LP1212 1200 1200 2212 714 74 1619 315 2600 655 3570
LP1214 1200 1400 2212 714 74 1619 315 2600
LR1414 1400 1400 2480 814 186 1931 315 2600 960 3875

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" Table top can creel 1525 (cans 1200 or 1400 mm high)
1325 (cans 1000 mm high)

H Ø

L
350

200

di100047 (A5)

CANS
Weight
TYPE Doubling Ø L (mm)
H (mm) NP RG (kg)
(mm)
24 RPTA 710 ou 712 DR 2 RG 24 700 1000/1200 12 2 6340 370
24 RPTA 810 ou 812 DR 2 RG 24 800 1000/1200 12 2 6800
24 RPTA 1012 DR 2 RG 24 1000 1200 12 2 7900 425
24 RPTA 1212 ou 1214 DR 2 RG 24 1200 1200/1400 12 2 9300

NP = Number of cans RG = Number of rows of cans DR = double end

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" Table top ball creel

Ø
h

L
350

200
1430

di100048 (A6)

BALLS DIMENSIONS
WEIGHT
TYPE DOUBLING
Ø (mm) (mm) L (mm) h (mm) (kg)

24 RBBT 60x55 24 600 550 5444 1525 1290

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GEARING DIAGRAMS

" Machine body

A = driven pulley (A7)


B = driving pulley
C = feed cylinders
D = cam shaft
E = doffer
F = circular comb
G = circular brush
H = drawing-off apron

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" Delivery with crimping box
for « era » combing machine type LF710 / LF712

(A10)

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" Delivery with crimping box


for « era » combing machine type LJ810 / LJ812

(A9)

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" Delivery with crimping box for « era » combing machine type LM1012

(A11)

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" Delivery with crimping box


for « era » combing machine type LP1212 / LP1214

(A12)

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" Delivery with crimping box for « era » combing machine type LR1414

(LR)

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NOISE LEVELS CARD

TPB 3277

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EQUIPMENT TRANSPORTATION

Depending on their destination, the combing machines are despatched either in road" or in sea" packing.
The packing list attached to the despatch documents indicate the crates numbers and weights.

Dimensions of the largest crate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4670 x 1570 x 1850 mm (L x l x H)


Weight of the heaviest crate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3250 kg

GROUND AND SEALING

The ground where the machine will be installed must have a static load capacity of 1000 daN/m@.

At the maximum machine speed, the dynamic forces frequencies are of 4.3 Hz for the fundamental frequency,
and between 8.6 and 22 Hz for the main harmonics.

The maximum dynamic efforts transmitted to the ground by the machine body are of 1000 N applied
alternatively between the machine body front and back feet.

Anti vibration pads should not be used for filtering the low frequencies. The movements thus transmitted to
the machine body can be prejudicial to the machine proper work.

In case of grounds in poor condition, such as for example too thin tiles fitted on ashes, thin layer of cement
poured on rubble or beaten earth or tiles placed on sand, we recommend to pour concrete soles under the
machine feet.

It is recommended to have the job done by a building specialist.

FLOOR DIMENSIONS

The floor dimensions depend upon the machine configuration. For the common configurations, see the floor
plans (pages 18 to 20).

The axial distance between two machines placed side by side also depends upon the configuration. It must in
no case be shorter than 2300 mm, to allow the doors normal opening and enough access for the maintenance.

The machine maximum height is 2200 mm, at the machine body level, when the hood is opened.

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HANDLING

When the combing machine is despatched in road" packing, the machine body, connected to the electrical
boxes, is fixed on a pallet which can be handled by a fork lift, from the pallet front, back or sides. The mass is
well spread over the pallet surface and the machine body basement plate.

If the combing machine has to be handled by a rolling bar or a handling jack after it has been placed on the
floor, make sure to rest on the machine base plate and not on the outside body.

If the machine is handled by a hoist or a crane using lifting chains, place the chains at the locations marked on
the pallet. It is compulsory to use a handling whippletree, to keep the chains away from the machine and avoid
damaging the outside body.

That assembly weight is 3060 kg.


The dimensions are 2520 mm x 1550 mm.
The height is 1750 mm.

EQUIPMENT FITTING

For the fitting, please foresee:


– One helper for the heavy parts handling as well as for the degreasing and the parts preparation.

– A mechanic to help the fitter and to train him about the machine during the fitting. The ideal is to delegate
the mechanic who will later be in charge of the equipment.
– The assistance of an electrician in charge of the equipment maintenance is also recommended during the
fitting and the commissioning.

We insist on the interest of that assistance: it is a guarantee for the machine optimum use and maintenance.

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PNEUMATIC CONNECTION

The combing machine must be connected to a network of filtered and dry compressed air, by a tube of a
minimum diameter of 10 mm.
– Minimum air pressure . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 bars
– Average flow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Nm3/h
– Instantaneous maxi flow . . . . . . . . . . 20 Nm3/h

ELECTRIC CONNECTION

The connection to the electric network must be achieved according to the norms and legislation in force.

The machine must be fed in 400 V, 50 or 60 Hz. Make sure that the electric network voltage and frequency
correspond to the machine electrical equipment. In case of different voltage, the machine electric feeding is
achieved through a transformer supplied with the machine.
– Installed power per machine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 kW
– Main motor power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 kW
– Suction motor power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.2 kW
– Feeding moto-reducer power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.18 kW
– Overlapping moto-reducer power . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.5 kW
– Delivery moto-reducer power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.25 kW

Before the machine commissioning, and after having removed the belt from the main motor pulley, check the
work direction of the main motor, of the suction motor and of the various moto-reducers.

SUCTION

The machine is fitted with a suction fan which also intervenes in the combing process. It must never be
suppressed. It conveys the dust and fly laden air in a dia 140 mm duct.
– Flow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1660 m3/h
– Air speed . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 m/s
– Dynamic pressure . . . . 55 mm H2O

The machine can be equipped with a filtering box or it can be pre-equipped to be connected to a centralised
suction installation with a continuous or sequential flow.
The noil can be removed manually or through a centralised suction installation with a continuous or sequential
flow.
For more details, please contact our technical services.

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COMMISSIONING

It is reminded that the machine service should only be achieved by specially


trained persons, aware of all the safety instructions.

Before the first commissioning without material, check:


– The normal flow of the mechanical process, by actuating the machine by the hand wheel.
– The work direction of the main motor, of the suction motor and of the moto-reducers (see page 30).
– The presence and proper work of the mechanical and electrical safety devices (see pages 4 to 7).
– The signal lamps lighting.

RUNNING-IN

A machine first running-in is achieved in our works before despatch.


That running-in must be continued after the machine installation.
Before reaching the maximum speed, it is recommended to operate the machine during one week at slow
speed, for example 200 cycles/min.
During the running-in, pay a special attention to the oil lubricated points.
During the first hours of work, check the machine proper work.

DOCUMENTS

The following documents are supplied with the combing machine:


– Instruction and maintenance manual
– Lubrication manual
– Electric documentation manual*.
– Pneumatic documentation manual*.
– Spare parts catalogue: Machine body + Creel.
– Spare parts catalogue: Delivery
* Those documents are in the machine electrical box.

It is also reminded that NSC regularly organise training courses such as:
– Spinning training course
– Combing training course
– Electrical training course

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USE
GENERAL INFORMATION
HAND WHEEL

The machine is fitted with a hand wheel permitting to actuate it manually and thus bring it to any wished
position of the cycle.

To actuate the machine in the normal direction of work, turn the handle clockwise.

When there is material in the machine, it should not be operated in reverse direction.

CAUTION!
When the machine is actuated by the hand wheel, the creel, the feed cylinders, the overlapping function and
the delivery remain stopped. It is therefore recommended not to exceed 5 consecutive cycles with the hand
wheel when there is material in the machine, in order to avoid an excessive over-thickness in the sliver or
tearing the material web at the feed grid input.

cycle position
indicator

hand wheel

CYCLE POSITION INDICATOR

A cycle position indicator, graduated in degrees and fixed on the cam shaft, permits to precisely know the
machine cycle phase.

In this manual the values of that indicator are used as a reference for the adjustments description.

EXAMPLES

0° Operation to be achieved at the 0 degree position.

170° à 210° Operation to be achieved at a position between 170 and 210 degrees.

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MACHINE OPENING
The machine body back part can be swung by 15° to ease the access inside the machine for maintenance,
adjustment and cleaning operations.

To open the machine, proceed as follows:

Turn the power OFF at the main switch.

20° to 30°

– Do not open the machine when the material is engaged in the circular comb.
– Unlock, raise and hook the top comb in high position.
– Release the feed comb springs.
– Un-tighten the mobile block locking handles.
– Tilt the mobile block till the limit, by means of the handle located on the machine LH side. In that position,
the mobile block is locked by the lever.

When opened, the machine should in no circumstance be actuated by the


motor.
– To close the machine, use the lever.
– Properly re-tighten the mobile block locking handles.

lever

locking handle

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CIRCULAR COMB REPLACEMENT

Turn the power OFF at the main switch.

140°
circular comb
screw (1)
axle
LH flange

screws (2)

RH bearing

RH flange

– Tilt the machine mobile block (see page 35).


– Remove the drawing-off cylinders driving belt, by loosening the tightener.
– Extract the circular brush (see page 73).
– Dismantle the screw (1) used to fix the LH flange on the circular comb axle.
– Dismantle the RH bearing by removing the two screws.
– Laterally extract the circular comb.

Cutting hazard. Use protecting gloves.

– Dismantle the LH and RH flanges.


– Dispose of the socket. Replace it by a new one.
CAUTION: leave the 2 cardboard protecting shells on the new socket.
– Fit the LH and RH flanges on the socket.
– Install the assembly on the combing machine ;
fix the bearing with the screws (2) and the LH flange with the screw (1).
– Remove the two cardboard protecting shells.
– Re-install the circular brush (see page 73).
– Re-install the drawing-off driving belt and adjust the tightener.
– Close the machine mobile block. Properly tighten the two locking handles.
– Check the distance between nipper and circular comb (see page 67).

locking handle

screws
RH flange

tightener
RH bearing

drawing-off cylinders
driving belt

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CIRCULAR COMB CLEANING

Manual cleaning

To make the circular comb cleaning easier, open the machine mobile block (see page 35).

Turn the power OFF at the main switch.

No not use the hand to remove deposits or lapping.


Use an appropriate tool.

Do not use a hook to clean a comb clothed with rigid clothing.


Use the tool UPB 17863 AV.

Exclusively use the hand wheel to move the circular comb for its cleaning.

UPB 17863 AV

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Semi automatic cleaning

– Unlock, raise and hook the top comb in high position.

The hand contact with the top comb pinned strip or with the
cleaning tool presents a cutting hazard.
Use protecting gloves.

– Insert the cleaning tool UPB 20973 AL on the nipper upper jaw, till the stop screws.

– Adjust the screws such a way that the tool pinned strip is at 0.2 mm from the circular comb clothing when
the nipper is in its lowest position (around 200°).

UPB 20973 AL

stop screws

pinned strip

] 0,2 mm

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When pressing simultaneously the control board circular comb cleaning" button and the green button on the
front body, the main motor turns backwards at slow speed.

Circular comb cleaning + green button

The feeding moto-reducer is stopped, the overlapping and delivery moto-reducers turn forward at slow speed
till the machine stops alone towards 70°.

In that position:
– It is possible to collect the circular comb padding, removed by the tool.
– It is possible to restart the machine normally as, towards 70°, the fibres are not in the circular comb clothing.
Before restarting the machine, do not forget to remove the cleaning tool and to place the top comb back in
work position.

REMARKS:
– If one of the buttons is released before the machine stopping, it will not be possible to restart the machine
in normal work. It will be necessary to re-press both buttons till the machine stops by itself towards 70°.
– When the hood is closed, the circular comb cleaning button is inactive.
– In case of partial padding, it is eventually enough to achieve a circular comb cleaning cycle without using
the cleaning tool.

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FEED COMB CLEANING

Some materials deposit in the feed comb some waste which, after a while, form a layer thick enough to hinder
the feed comb penetration into the feed grid, which implies some material escapes" during the drawing-off.

For some very dirty materials, it is necessary to clean the feed comb every 24 hours.

To clean the feed comb, proceed as follows:

Turn the power OFF at the main switch.

0° to 360°

– Raise the top comb and the feed comb and hook them in high position.

Cutting hazard. Wear protecting gloves.

– To clean the feed comb, use the tool UPB 17872 AF, by sliding it along the pinned strips intervals, from one
extremity to the other.

UPB 17872 AF

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NIPPER BEAKS CLEANING

The cleaning frequency depends mainly upon the processed materials nature.

Turn the power OFF at the main switch.

220° to 360°

– Tilt the machine mobile block (see page 35).

– Open the back part of the machine body.

Cutting hazard. Wear protecting gloves.

– Use the tool UPB 21018 AV. It is convenient both for the top and the bottom jaws.

UPB 21018 AV

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AIR DUCTS AND SUCTION BOX CLEANING

Turn the power OFF at the main switch.

Wait for the fan stopping before opening the filtering box.

The suction system filtering box must regularly be emptied and its filters cleaned.

For that operation, wear an anti dust mask and


protecting glasses.

The filters clogging by the dust, and the deposits inside the ducts imply an important drop of the depression
at the suction level, which hinders, among other things, the pneumatic sword proper work (see pages 92 to 94).
This leads to an increase of the noil ratio and to the presence of long fibres in the noil.

MOTORS CLEANING

Burning hazard. Wear protecting gloves.

In order to ensure a proper cooling of the motors, it is necessary to regularly clean them.

This consists in removing the dust accumulated around their cooling fins.

For the overlapping fan cooled motor, it is also necessary to remove the fibres accumulated on the protecting
grid.

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SLIVERS JOINING
Do not make knots to join slivers, as it would damage the various combs.
Taper the sliver and present it to the feed cylinders.

TOOLS

Nipper cleaner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . UPB 21018 AV


Circular comb cleaner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . UPB 17863 AV and UPB 20973 AL
Feed comb cleaner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . UPB 17872 AF
Threading-in blade . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . UPB 17830 AM
Nip distance adjustment gauge for Ø 28/25 cylinders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . UPB 20940 AD
Spring tension gauge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . UPB 21188 AE

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DETACHING CYLINDERS GEARS REPLACEMENT

Driving gear un-gluing

To remove the gear, heat the end of the cylinder carrying it between 180°C and 220°C.

Burning hazard. Wear protecting gloves.

Gluing of a new gear

To achieve a correct glued assembly, it is important to respect the following rules:


– Use the LOCTITE N° 638 or, if not available, the LOCTITE N° 603 anaerobi resin.
LOCTITE anaerobi resins conservation and life time.
Properly close the bottle after use. Store vertically in a dry place, at room temperature. At normal
temperatures, the LOCTITE anaerobi resins can be kept at least one year. The air inside the bottle is
necessary to the product conservation in a liquid state. Do not introduce metallic parts or brushes in the
bottle. Do not refill the bottle with liquid product after use. (Source: LOCTITE Company).

– Hygiene and safety: LOCTITE anaerobi resins precautions for use.


The anaerobi LOCTITE products are not allergenic. A sensitivity can however appear when the conditions
of use are such that the products are in permanent contact with grazed or bruised skin. In such cases, the
contact with the skin should be avoided. Clean the skin with water and soap. In case of contact withe the eyes,
rince abundantly with water and ask for a medical advice. To avoid the contact, use the bottle applicator.

(Source: LOCTITE Company).


– Degrease the surfaces to be glued.
The metallic surfaces to be glued must be clean, free from oil, paint, old glue, dust or rust. Do not use oily
solvents such as White Spirit or benzine.
CAUTION: when using solvents, respect the legislation in force.
– Let the degreasing agent dry for at least 5 minutes.
No trace of degreasing agent must remain.
– Avoid the use of activating products. Those products reduce the gluing power.
– Apply resin on all the surfaces to be glued. All the surface of both parts to be glued must be covered with
resin.
– Limit the time of resin application before assembling.
Do not let the resin covered parts alone for more than 5 minutes before assembling.
– Ensure the parts relative positioning during the polymerisation.
The gear side shoulder must press firmly against the cylinder extremity.
– The polymerisation temperature, without activator, must be of 20°C minimum.
Do not exceed 100°C in case of fast polymerisation in stove.
– Minimum polymerisation time recommended by NSC: 24 hours at 20°C.
– Clean the resin excess after gluing.

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STARTING THE MACHINE WITH MATERIAL


– Previously adjust the machine according to the processed material known characteristics.
We recommend to keep adjustment forms for each processed material and to consult them to avoid adjustment
errors.

Turn the power OFF at the main switch.

240° to 310°

– Raise the top comb and hook it.

Cutting hazard. Wear protecting gloves.

– Raise the feed grid till it projects from the nipper top jaw and block it in that position.
– Fill the creel and pull the slivers till the nipper level, placing them well parallel to each other.
– With the threading-in plate UPB 17830 AM, insert the slivers by groups of several into the feed grid, lifting
the feed comb each time.
Nicely position the slivers inside the grid, without crossing.
– Taper the slivers ends as short as possible (the feed comb must be engaged in the grid).
– Lift the feed comb and bring the feed grid in normal work position.
– Insert the slivers heads between the nipper jaws.
– Place the feed comb in normal work position and hook its control springs.
– Put all the creel and input cylinders in place.
– Put the machine under power.

The powered machine can be actuated by impulses when the hood is opened.
Refer to the safety instructions at the beginning of this manual.

– Actuate the machine by hand or shortly by impulses and check the cycle proper process.
– Place the feed comb back in work position and close the hood.
– Actuate the machine exclusively by impulses, at slow speed, till the material is inside the delivery funnel.
Make sure that the material is properly called by the crimping box automatic threading-in device.
– Switch the machine to continuous work.
– If necessary; reduce the feeding to zero to stabilize the feed tensions (see page 106).
– Introduce the sliver in the delivery coiler.

Snatching hazard.
Do not insert the fingers between the coiler cylinders.
– Check:
- The slivers feed tension
- the web tension on the drawing-off apron
- the air blowing on the nipper
- the air blowing on the drawing-off apron.

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NOIL AND FLY RATIOS MEASUREMENTS
The noil and fly ratios are usually defined in relation to the total mass of fed material:

noilratio(%) + noilmass 100


totalmass(top)noil)fly)

flymass 100
flyratio(%) +
totalmass(top)noil)fly)

During the test duration, make sure that the machine works under normal conditions, without missing sliver
and without achieving any joining, otherwise the results would be distorted.

NOIL MASS DETERMINATION

The powered machine can be actuated by impulses when its hood is opened.
Refer to the safety instructions (page 5).

– Stop the machine.


– Open the hood
– Break the sliver at the crimping box input.
– Immediately repair the sliver at the same place.
– Close the hood.
– Empty and clean the noil box.
– Put the machine in timed work.
– After the machine stopping, open the hood.
– Break the sliver at the crimping box input.
– Immediately repair the sliver at the same place.
– Close the hood.
– Carefully collect the noil.
– Put the machine in continuous work.
– At the crimping box delivery, collect the top portion
located between the two breaks previously generated.
– Insert the sliver in the coiler input. timed work" button

Snatching hazard.
Do not insert the fingers between the coiler rollers.

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FLY MASS DETERMINATION

– Stop the machine.

Turn the power OFF at the main switch.

– Wait for the fan stopping before opening the filtering box.

– Empty and clean the filtering box.

During that operation, wear a dust filtering mask and


some protecting glasses.

– Re-start the machine whilst measuring a long enough time to get a significative mass of fly (minimum
10minutes).

– Stop the machine.

Turn the power OFF at the main switch.

– Collect the fly.

– The fly mass, before being introduced in the formula, must be adapted to the same reference time as used
for the noil and for the top.

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PRACTICAL HINTS
FOR USING THE MACHINE

MAIN POINTS TO BE CHECKED ON THE MACHINE


⇓ see pages ⇓

Safety
G Read about the safety instructions. Read the instruction manual . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 to 6
G Check the safety devices proper work . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 to 6

Checking of the consumable elements


G Apron: check the condition, tension, centering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 138 − 139
G Circular comb.: clean, check the pinning condition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 to 39
G Top comb: clean, check the condition, adjust . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117 to 119
G Feed comb: clean, check the condition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
G Circular brush: check the condition, adjust, turn over if necessary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72 to 75
G Top comb cleaning brush: clean, adjust . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120 − 121
G Doffer : check the condition, adjust the beating comb . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95

Checking of the main adjustments


G Top comb
Check the distance to the drawing-off cylinder and the projection compared to shovel plate . 117 to 119
G Shovel plate: check the distance to the top comb . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118
G Nipper distance to the circular comb (checking both sides) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
G Nipper pressure: check the 2 mm gap (without material in nipper) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
G Drawing-off cylinders belt tension: check the 1 mm play at the tightening lever . . . . . . . . . . . 130 − 131
G Pneumatic sword shutter: check the adjustments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94
G Suction: clean the filters, the air ducts must not be clogged . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
G Pneumatic sword: check the mouth distance to the apron . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93
G Pressure on drawing-off cylinders: check, adjust . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126 − 127
G Apron plate: check the adjustments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 140
G Distance between feed comb and top jaw: check, adjust . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96
G Distance between feed comb and grid: check , adjust . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97

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Checking of the processed material related parameters


G Consult the adjustment form relative to the processed material . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
G Feed load: make sure that the load is adapted to the fibres fineness.
G Feeding: select the amount according to the processed material . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98
G Nip distance: the usual nip distance is 34 mm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112 − 113
G Speed in cycles/minute . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 − 59
G Circular comb: adapt the pinning to the processed material . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
G Top comb: adapt the pinning to the processed material . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
G Feed comb: modify the pinning in case of very fine fibres . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
G Feed cam position: select the cam according to the processed material . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98

Checking of the important mechanical points


G General mechanical condition: visual and acoustic checking.
G Springs: none missing, none broken.
G Nipper jaws: check he beaks condition, check the nipping.
G Feed cylinders: check the putting under pressure.
G Belts tension: check.

Lubrication checking
G Consult the lubrication manual.
G Oil: no mechanism working dry, no trace of corrosion or of metallic particles.
Check that all the felts are in place, and make sure that they are never dry.
G Grease: the new grease must push the old one out, otherwise the introduced quantity is too little.

Electrical functions checking


G Signal lamps: when putting under power, all the lamps must turn ON.
G Detaching cylinders lap detectors: check, adjust . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127 to 129
G Coiler stop motion by photo electric detector: check, adjust.
G Feed cylinder anti lap detector: check, adjust.
G Crimping box stop motion: check, adjust.
G Hood photo electric detector: check, adjust.
G Noil box photo electric detector: check, adjust.

Pneumatic functions checking


G Pneumatic circuit: feeding pressure of 5 bars minimum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
G Blowing on apron: adjust according to the material . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
G Blowing on nipper: adjust according to the material . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71

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MAIN PROBLEMS OF COMBING AND THEIR SOLUTIONS

⇓ see pages ⇓

COMBED TOP POOR CLEANLINESS


It is first necessary to localise the faults (for example: small buttons) in relation
to both fibres extremities (head and tail).

Poor combing of the fibres heads


G Worn out circular comb pinning.
G Clogged circular comb . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73
G Circular brush not properly adjusted . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73
G Nipper too high above circular comb . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
G Lack of pressure on the drawing-off cylinders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126 − 127
G Too short nip distances are prejudicial to the top cleanliness,
specially as concerns the long straws.

Poor combing of the fibres tails


G Worn out top comb pins
A simple test consists in inserting a sample of slightly twisted sliver into the
top comb. If it has difficulties getting in the pinned strips, it is likely that the
pins are worn out. That fault is often not visually noticeable.
G Top comb not properly adjusted in relation to the drawing-off cylinders and shovel plate . . . . . 117
G Shovel plate not properly adjusted . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118
G Worn out or dirty feed comb . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
G Feed comb not properly adjusted . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
G Use a finer feed comb: it can be necessary to decrease the feed load.

Presence of flocks
G Check the circular brush adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73
G Check the doffer clothing condition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95
G Check the beating comb adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95

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POOR DRAWING-OFF
G Too short drawing-off length . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132
G Excessive input load for the processed material.
G Drawing-off apron in poor condition or not tightened enough . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 138 − 139
G Too low or unbalanced pressure on drawing-off cylinders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126 − 127
G Too low pressure on the nipper jaws . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
G Check the web tension between the creel, the feed cylinders and the grid.
G Check the top comb adjustment to the shovel plate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118
G A top comb with a very dense pinning or with worn out pins
makes the drawing-off more difficult.
G Clean the circular comb if necessary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72 − 75
G Pneumatic sword mouth too close from the drawing-off apron . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93
G For the combing of very fine fibres, use a finer feed comb pinning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53

TOO MUCH NOIL


G Excessive nip distance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112 − 113
G Check the nipper tightening . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
G The circular comb must be adapted to the processed material.
Check its cleanliness.
Check its pinning condition.
G Top comb set too low compared to the shovel plate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118
G An excess of noil can also originate from a too limited
or unadapted preparation of the material.

LONG FIBRES IN THE NOIL


G Not enough drawing-off length . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132
G Inappropriate suction: the fibres tails do not get into the pneumatic
collector and touch the circular comb . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92− 94
Clean the air filter in the suction box.
Check whether there is no clogging or deposit in the air ducts
In case of centralised suction, check the fan flow (1600 m3/h)
G Pneumatic tuft beater shutter not adapted to the fibres length . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92 − 94
G Pneumatic tuft beater mouth too far away from the drawing-off apron . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92 − 94

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LONG FIBRES IN THE FLY


G Pneumatic sword mouth too close from the drawing-off apron . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92 − 94
G Check the pneumatic sword shutter adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92 − 94
G Check the adjustment of the blowing on nipper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
G Check the adjustment of the blowing on apron . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
G Too early beginning of drawing-off. To check it, proceed as follows:

The powered machine can be actuated by impulses when its hood is opened.

Use the impulse button to bring the drawing-off cylinders at the end of their
backward motion. Pull by hand on the fibres ends. They must not be released
by the drawing-off cylinders.
If they are released, act on the beginning of drawing-off, i.e.:
G Offset the beginning of drawing-off by slightly moving the crank plate towards higher values . . 135
G The selection of a shorter overlapping acts in the same direction, but is not always possible . . . . 133

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POOR ASPECT OF THE DELIVERED SLIVER


G Check the blowing on nipper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
G Check the blowing on apron . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
G Check the apron plate adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 140
G Check the apron tension and condition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 138 − 139
G Check the delivery tension . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141
G Check whether there is enough overlapping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133
G Reduce the drawing-off rod amplitude to the minimum necessary
to draw all the fibres off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132
G Make the beginning of drawing-off earlier . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135
G Slow down the speed in case of very fine and delicate materials.

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era

PINNING

TOP MAKING PINNING

material circular comb top comb

28 pins/cm
18 to 28 µ wool UPB 21194 AF or
30 pins/cm

UPB 21194 AF 25 pins/cm


28 to 34 µ wool or or
UPB 21195 AT 28 pins/cm

RECOMBING PINNING

material circular comb top comb

28 pins/cm
18 to 25 µ wool
UPB 21194 AF or
2,4 to 3,3 dn synthetics
30 pins/cm

other types of materials consult our services

material feed comb

9 pinned strips of 5 to 7 pins/cm


wool and synthetic fibres combing or
9 pinned strips of 6 to 8 pins/cm

other types of materials consult our services

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GRAPHIC SYMBOLS

" On machine

Crimping box stop motion resetting.

Blowing on nipper.

Blowing on apron.

Crimping box pneumatic threading-in.

Can pusher (LP and LR delivery).

" On tactile terminal

Battery fault on controller


or terminal Circular brush in manual mode

Work without stop motion


Tele-diagnosis in process

Counter Input stop motion

Circular brush automatic cycle Delivery stop motion

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era

Initialisation of the timing


Central lubrication pump
between two cycles of brush
control
forward motion

Validation of the nip Anticipated return of the circular


distance cam change brush

Validation of the feed cam


Cycle of brush turning over
change

Indication of the current phase for the brush automatic forward motion
(1 = phase 1; 2 = phase 2)

" In the tactile terminal FAULT 1 menu

When this window is ON, the fault fixing must compulsorily be achieved by a
specialist.

Circuit breaker fault Production counter – tachometer fault

DeviceNet network fault Suction fault

Electronic inverter fault Pneumatic pressure fault

Oil level or oil pressure fault in


Main motor overheating
the centralised lubrication circuit.

Lapping around drawing-off


Machine door opened
cylinders

Ball creel door opened Lapping around feed cylinders

Circular brush automatic forward


Machine hood opened
motion fault

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CONTROL BOARDS

" Main board

Tactile terminal

Key type button:


terminal access
START locking/unlocking

STOP Work by impulses at slow


speed (30 cycles/min)

Hood opening and Pressure on feed cylinders


closing

Can pusher
Pressure on (LP and LR deliveries only)
drawing-off cylinders

Reduced feeding Timed work

Circular comb Pre-selection counter


cleaning resetting

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era

" Air blowing on the nipper and on the drawing-off apron

Air blowing adjustment Air blowing adjustment


on the apron RH side on the nipper LH side

Air blowing adjustment Air blowing adjustment


on the apron LH side on the nipper RH side

LIGHT COLUMN

Flash lamp
Automatic cycles or counter pre-signal indication

Red lamp
STEADY = Stopped machine indication
BLINKING = Excessive noil level indication

Yellow lamp
STEADY = Indication of machine stopped by a fault
BLINKING = Warning indication (work without stop motion,
without the brush automatic cycle...)

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MACHINE MAIN SPEED

The machine is fitted with 4 frequency inverters.

The main motor inverter permits to precisely adjust the machine in a wide speed range, from 50 to
260cycles/min.

The impulse button actuates the machine at a very slow speed.

The speed is displayed on the OMRON tactile terminal.

ERA

Cycles / min Machine speed


incycles/min

display of the Remaining length


counter meter state beforethe next cycle

Current Shift:
production shift
A!F

Return to the Quick access maintenance international


mainmenu to virtual menus parameter
control panel menu

settings menus navigate back through


(textile, speed, etc.) the previous 20 screens

fault display
(priority management
+ scrolling display)
AUTOMATICALLY DISPLAYED
ON OPERATOR SCREEN

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era

Speed adjustment

Speed

Textile adjustments
The speed adjustment is achieved through the
Production counter terminal Machine speed" menu.

Specific functions On the taskbar, press the key to bring the


setting menus in over-display, then press on Speed".

To access the machine speed adjustment on the Machine speed" screen,


it is necessary to switch in unlocked terminal" mode .
In that mode, the and keys turn from grey to green colour (active keys).

The speed adjustment can be achieved whilst the machine is working or stopped.

The speed can be adjusted in two different ways:


– By pressing the keys to increase or decrease the speed.
– By pressing the key (value of the speed) which brings a keyboard in over-display.
Enter the wished speed value at the keyboard.
In case of mistake, press the CLR key and re-enter the speed value.
Validate that value by pressing the key.

The Cycles/min setting" window indicates the value of the asjusted speed.
The Cycles/min" window indicates the current speed of the machine.
A graph bar gives the image of the adjusted speed.

To prevent the access to the non permitted functions, revert to the locked terminal" mode .

Machine speed

graph bar
Cycles / min

260
7 8 9 CAN

Cycles / min setting 4 5 6 CLR

1 2 3
0 . +/−

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ADJUSTMENTS RECAPITULATION

On the Textile settings" screen, the Summary" tab permits to get an overview of the machine main
adjustments.

Speed

Textile adjustments

Production counter

Specific functions

Textile settings

Summary Settings

Apron advance per cycle:


Output tension:
Output tension compensation :
Feed length:
Feed gear:
Nip distance:
Feed cam:

REMARK:

– When the Nip distance" option is active:


- the real nip distance value appears at the Nip distance" line
- the Feed cam" line is empty.

– When the Feed cam" option is active:


- the value 0 mm appears in the Nip distance" line,
- the used feed cam (A, B, C , D or E) appears in the Feed cam" line.

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era

PRODUCTION COUNTER RESETTING

The counter resetting can be achieved:

– either by pressing the virtual button on the Production counter" screen.

– or by pressing the button on the control board.

Production counter
Production Shift Configuration
counter counter

Pre-selection
counter
resetting

The virtual button on the tactile screen permits the resetting only if the machine is stopped, even if the counter
had not reached zero.

The control board button only permits the resetting if the counter had reached zero.
In that case the machine is also stopped.

flash
lamp

The flash lamp blinks:


- when the counter has reached zero
- or when the counter pre-signal value has been reached.

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MACHINE DIAGNOSIS

The main textile faults locations are shown


by blinking arrows on a synoptical diagram
displayed on the terminal Textile faults" Configuration
screen (also refer to the terminal
instruction manual). PLC

As soon as a textile fault is detected on the Network


machine, the Textile faults" screen is
automatically displayed in the terminal. It Drive
remains displayed as long as the fault is
present and till the machine is restarted.

PLC

Remote
I/O Graf
I/O

Timer Counter Memory

Machine faults Textile faults Faults


messages

Fault
Warning Status
statistic

Textile faults

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era

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ADJUSTMENTS AND MAINTENANCE
nuts
top jaw

D
d

circular comb
lateral guides

control spring

87 mm

di100036 (c4)

n. schlumberger 66 d10030ga
era

DISTANCE BETWEEN NIPPER AND CIRCULAR COMB.

The nipper motion towards the circular comb pinning is progressive.

The adjustment of the distance D" between the nipper top jaw beak and the points of the circular comb
pinning must be achieved between 185 and 195°.
In practice, what is measured is the distance d" between the nipper top jaw and the circular comb lateral
guides, when there is no material in the nipper.
The points of the circular comb pinning are 0.2 mm lower than the lateral guides.

Examples of usual adjustments:

d" value
Type of fibres
(in mm)
Fine and medium wools 0.4 to 0.6
Coarse wools 0.6 to 1.0
Synthetic fibres 0.6 to 1.0

ADJUSTMENT

Turn the power OFF at the main switch.

185° to 195°

– There must be no material in the nipper.


– Unlock the nuts both sides of the machine
– Adjust the distance d" on one side of the machine with the nuts.
Proceed the same way on the other side.
Check the first side. Re-adjust if necessary.
– Re-tighten the nuts.

NIPPER CAMS RUNNERS SPRINGS TENSION

Turn the power OFF at the main switch.

0° to 360°

Compress the control springs to a length of 87 mm.

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PRESSURE ON THE NIPPER JAWS

The bottom jaw is pressed against the top jaw by two springs ensuring a material strong nipping.
When the nipper is closed and contains no material, a play of 2 mm must be given between the holder and the
bottom jaw driving lever.

ADJUSTMENT

Turn the power OFF at the main switch.

185° to 195°

– There must be no material in the closed nipper.


– Unlock both nuts (1).
– With the threaded rod, get a 2 mm play between the holder and the bottom jaw driving lever.
– Firmly re-tighten both nuts (1).

2 mm

bottom jaw driving lever


holder

holder

top jaw bottom jaw


nuts (1)

threaded rod
spring
nuts (1)
nuts (2)

di100064 (C6)

n. schlumberger 68 d10030ga
era

NIPPER SPRINGS INITIAL TENSION

When the nipper is opened, the springs must have a pre-strain compression of 6 mm.
That adjustment is achieved in our works.

CHECKING

Turn the power OFF at the main switch.

– The nipper must be opened.


– The nuts (2) permit to adjust the 6 mm compression between the springs free and pre-strained states.

nipper

spring

nuts (2)

di100064 (6−1)

n. schlumberger 69
15 to 20 mm 15 to 20 mm

circular comb

pR2

pG2

nozzle nozzle

Buttons of air Buttons of air


flow adjustment flow adjustment
each side of the each side of
drawing-off apron thenipper

di100065 (c8)

n. schlumberger 70 d10030ga
era

AIR BLOWING ON NIPPER

The blowing of compressed air at the nipper level permits to condense the material mass edges, in order to
avoid their projection out of the circular comb pinned area. The material edges must stop 15 to 20 mm before
the circular comb pinned area limit.

The blowing on nipper is achieved till the machine complete stopping (electrical timing).

ADJUSTMENT

Before the adjustment proper:

– Check on the manometer pG2 that the pressure of the air blowing on nipper is adjusted between 1 and 2 bars.
If necessary; act on the pressure adjuster pR2 (see the pneumatic diagram supplied with the machine).

– The two adjustment buttons located at the machine front side, permit to individually adjust the air flow on
each side of the nipper.

– The adjustment of the air flow on nipper must be achieved whilst the machine works, in order to directly
judge the adjustment effect.

BLOWING ON DRAWING-OFF APRON

The purpose of the blowing on drawing-off apron is to control the edges of the material web located on the
apron.

It is achieved through nozzles fixed under the apron plate.

The blowing on apron is effective till the machine complete stopping (electrical timing).

ADJUSTMENT

– Before starting the adjustment:


− check that the blowing on nipper is correct.
− check the apron plate adjustment.

– The two adjustment buttons located at the machine front permit to individually adjust the air flows on each
side of the drawing-off apron.

– The adjustment of the air flow on drawing-off apron must be achieved whilst the machine works, in order
to directly judge the adjustment effect.

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circular comb
handle

circular brush

motor
< 0,2

lever doffer

di100352−c10

n. schlumberger 72 d10030ga
era

CIRCULAR BRUSH

The circular brush cleans the circular comb and transfers the noil to the doffer.
It must periodically be moved towards the circular comb to compensate the bristles shortening due to their
wear.

We recommend to use brushes with a body diameter of 114 mm and an outside diameter of 160 mm. Brushes
with an outside diameter exceeding 160 mm should not be used. Too long bristles reduce the brushing efficiency
and the brush wear risks to be uneven. Furthermore, installing such brushes in the machine can be very difficult
or even impossible.

The brush bristles can be made of natural fibres of the Tampico type or of synthetic fibres. The choice depends
on the compatibility of the brush bristles with the material to be combed and on the risks of noil pollution by
the bristles released by the brush.

The circular brush forward motion can be achieved either manually or by means of an automatic device.

" CIRCULAR BRUSH MANUAL ADJUSTMENT

The circular brush manual motion is performed to get the start position of a new brush or in case of need for
a manual re-adjustment of the brush position.

Turn the power OFF at the main switch.

110° to 130°

– Clutch the motor out by acting on the lever.

– Release the brush holding arm by moving the handle on position 1 .

– Act on the handle moving the brush axle in order to get a play of less
than 0.2 mm between the brush and the doffer.
In practice the brush and the doffer must lightly touch each other.

– Re-block the brush holding arm by tilting the handle in position 0 .

– Clutch-in the brush automatic motion motor by means of the lever.

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" CIRCULAR BRUSH TURNING OVER

The purpose of the circular brush turning over is to straighten the bristles, which improves the circular comb
cleaning quality. Furthermore, turning the brush over also contributes to cleaning the brush itself.
In wool first combing, the turning over frequency must be of twice per week minimum.
In case of very dirty materials, the frequency should be shortened to 24 h.

REMARK: Only the brushes with Tampico bristles have to be turned over: a circular brush with nylon bristles
does not need to be turned over.

BRUSH TURNING OVER PROCEDURE


To turn the brush over, it is first necessary to get
it away from the circular comb.
Stop the machine.

Speed

Textile adjustments

Production counter

Specific functions Specific functions

Stop motion

Phase 1 brush motion

Phase 2 brush motion

Centralized lubrication

Phase 1 brush motion


On the “Brush motion phase 1” or “Brush
motion phase 2” screen, press the “brush Brush motion interval
turning over” button. Before pressing, the
arrows position on the button indicate Number of brush motion
increments
that the brush will get away from the circular
comb. Corresponding brush motion :
Brush motion in :
The brush moves backward by about 6 mm
and stops.

The brush can then be removed and turned


over as per the following procedure:

brush turning over" button

n. schlumberger 74 d10030ga
era

Turn the power OFF at the main switch.

40° to 60°

– Unscrew the milled nut located at the hand wheel center.

– Pull axially the hand wheel to get the brush away from
its housing.

– Separate the brush from the hollow half shaft and place
the hand wheel, with its hollow half shaft, on the holder
foreseen on the base plate, at the machine RH back side.

– Remove the brush, turn it over, and place it back on its


axle.
Before re-inserting the brush, check its condition and
clean it if necessary.

– Re-install the hollow half shaft whilst pressing and


slightly turning the hand wheel to engage it into the
driving shaft grooves.

– Re-tighten the milled nut.

Turn the power back ON at the main switch.


– Press again the brush turning over" button on the "Brush motion phase 1" or Brush motion phase 2"
screen. Before pushing, the arrows direction on the button indicate that the brush will move toward
the circular comb.

– The brush then moves back to its original position.

– Check the brush position against the doffer. If necessary, achieve a manual adjustment. See page 73.

hand wheel

circular brush milled nut

hollow half shaft

di100353−c12

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circular brush hand wheel

hollow half shaft

milled nut

screw

adjustment disc
brush holding arm

index

di100353−c12

n. schlumberger 76 d10030ga
era

" CIRCULAR BRUSH PENETRATION IN THE CIRCULAR COMB.

In normal work position, the circular brush must be tangent to the doffer.
The circular brush penetration in the circular comb is constant whatever the brush diameter.

It is possible to increase the standard penetration depth, for example in some specific cases of top making, by
modifying the position of the brush holding arm axis. The new penetration depth remains constant whatever
the brush diameter.

belt tightener

Turn the power OFF at the main switch.

110° to 130°
– Remove the circular brush and the hand wheel with its hollow half shaft assembly.

– Unlock the brush holding arm by tilting the handle in position 1

– Release the belt tightener on the machine LH side.

– Release the screw of the arm tilting axle, reaching it by inside the machine.

– Introduce an Allen key of 8 mm in one of the holes of the adjustment disc and
position that disc in relation to the index.
The mark 2 corresponds to a brush penetration of 6 mm in the comb.
The mark 3 corresponds to a brush penetration of 5 mm in the comb.
The mark 4 corresponds to a brush penetration of 4 mm in the comb (standard).

– Re-tighten the screw.

– Re-tighten the belt by the tightener.

– Re-lock the brush holding arm by tilting the handle in position 0

– Re-install the brush and the hand wheel and tighten the milled nut hard.

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" CIRCULAR BRUSH AUTOMATIC FORWARD MOTION

The circular brush automatic forward motion is controlled by the machine programmable controller. That
forward motion has two phases. In each phase it is possible to independently adjust the motion amount and
the frequency of the forward motion cycles. The cycles amplitude and frequency are entered into the controller
at the machine control board OMRON terminal.

The brush turning over and replacement are manual.

Circular brush forward motion automatic cycle

On the Brush motion phase 1" or Brush motion phase 2" screen,
the virtual commutator must be in position 1 corresponding to the automatic cycle" mode.

Phase 1 brush motion Phase 2 brush motion


Brush motion interval Brush motion interval

Number of brush motion Number of brush motion


increments increments
Corresponding brush motion : Corresponding brush motion :
Brush motion in : Brush motion in :

flash
– Automatic stopping of the machine when the foreseen interval between two lamp
forward motions of the brush is reached.

– The flash lamp indicates that the automatic forward motion cycle is in
process.

– Brush forward motion of the preset amplitude.

– Machine automatic restart.

– Flash lamp turning OFF.

n. schlumberger 78 d10030ga
era

Process of the last cycle of forward motion

The last cycle of forward motion (worn out brush) is recorded by the detector (C3)
See page 88.

C3

di100354−C14

flash
lamp
– Machine automatic stopping.

– The last cycle of brush forward motion is achieved.


The flash lamp blinks.

– Automatic machine restart.


The flash lamp turns OFF.

– Display of the pictogram on the Machine faults" screen


and of the problem on the Fault messages" screen.

Machine faults Fault messages

F044
Brush worn out position

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Brush return to its starting position

Two cases are possible:


flash
lamp
1. The last cycle duration is over.
– Automatic machine stopping.
– The flash lamp blinks.
– The worn out brush makes an automatic return. yellow
lamp
– The flash lamp turns OFF.
– Display of the pictogram on the Machine faults" screen
and of the problem on the Fault messages" screen.
– The light column yellow lamp stopping by fault" is ON.
– The machine remains stopped.

Machine faults Fault messages

F043
New brush position

2. Anticipated return
The automatic return of the worn out brush can be asked at any cycle of brush forward motion, by pressing the
early return button on the “Brush motion phase 1” or “Brush motion phase 2” screen. The brush return
is automatically achieved, following the here above described process.

Phase 1 brush motion Phase 2 brush motion


Brush motion interval Brush motion interval

Number of brush motion Number of brush motion


increments increments
Corresponding brush motion : Corresponding brush motion :
Brush motion in : Brush motion in :

n. schlumberger 80 d10030ga
era

New brush installation


In case of brush of 160 mm diameter, the circular brush shaft must be on the −5 mm position of the
graduatedplate.

Turn the power OFF at the main switch.

110° to 130°

– Unscrew the milled nut at the hand wheel centre.


– Pull the hand wheel axially to remove the worn out brush
from its housing.
– Separate the brush from the hollow half shaft and place the
hand wheel, with its hollow half shaft, on the holder
foreseen on the base plate, at the machine RH back side.
– Engage the new brush on its axle in the machine.
– Re-install the hollow half shaft whilst pressing and slightly
turning the hand wheel to engage it into the driving shaft
grooves.
– Clutch out the brush forward motion motor by acting on its lever.
– Unlock the brush holding arm by tilting the handle in position 1
– Achieve the brush manual adjustment by acting on the handle (see page 77).
– Re-tighten hard the the milled nut.
– Re-lock the brush holding arm by tilting the handle in position 0
– Clutch in the brush forward motion motor by means of the lever.

graduated plate
handle

hand wheel

circular brush

hollow half shaft

milled nut

lever
di100358+100359

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Machine restart

For restarting the machine, press the start button.


The automatic forward motion cycle is engaged.

If the machine does not restart.

– Check that the handle is in position 0 (Error 41 – brush not tightened).

– Check that the proximity detector (C1) is not activated.


If it is not the case (Error 43 – New brush position), properly adjust the finger (T1).

T1
C1

di100354−C14

n. schlumberger 82 d10030ga
era

Initialisation of the timing between two automatic cycles

At any time of the automatic cycle, the virtual button on the “Brush motion phase 1” or “Brush motion
phase 2” screen permits to initialise the timing between two cycles of brush forward motion.

Phase 1 brush motion Phase 2 brush motion


Brush motion interval Brush motion interval

Number of brush motion Number of brush motion


increments increments
Corresponding brush motion : Corresponding brush motion :
Brush motion in : Brush motion in :

That initialisation is mainly used after a manual readjustment of the brush forward motion.

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" AUTOMATIC FORWARD MOTION FREQUENCY PARAMETERS

To take into account the brush behaviour difference according to its degree of wear, its automatic forward
motion can be adapted in two distinct phases of its life time. In each phase it is possible to adjust specific values
of timing between cycles.

The timing is calculated in hours of effective machine work.


It is adjustable, by one hour increment, from 4 to 30 hours:
− default adjustment in phase 1: 13 hours
− default adjustment in phase 2: 19 hours

The entering of the timing value is made on the Brush motion phase 1" or Brush motion phase2" screen
of the OMRON terminal.

Modification of the automatic forward motion frequency

locked terminal unlocked terminal

To be able to modify the automatic forward motion frequency on the Brush motion phase 1" or Brush motion
phase 2" screen, it is necessary to get in unlocked terminal" mode, by actuating the key commutator on the
electrical control board. In that mode, the active keys turn from grey to green colour.

Speed

Textile adjustments

Production counter

Specific functions Specific functions

Stop motion

Phase 1 brush motion

Phase 2 brush motion

Centralized lubrication

n. schlumberger 84 d10030ga
era

The Brush motion phase 1" or Brush motion phase 2" screen permit to consult and modify some parameters,
among which the timing between two cycles of forward motion.

– On the Brush motion phase 1" or Brush motion phase 2" screen,
press the key (value of the brush motion interval). 13
A keyboard appears. 7 8 9 CAN

Enter at the keyboard the wished number of hours between 2 cycles. 4 5 6 CLR
In case of mistake, press the CLR key and re-enter the wished figure. 1 2 3
Validate by pressing the key.
The value of the selected timing (in hours) appears at the screen. 0 . +/−

– It is also possible to use the keys to increase or decrease the number of hours.

Phase 1 brush motion Phase 2 brush motion


Brush motion interval Brush motion interval

Number of brush motion Number of brush motion


increments increments
Corresponding brush motion : Corresponding brush motion :
Brush motion in : Brush motion in :

REMARKS:

– When the timing between two brush cycles is changed, the modification comes in force at the next cycle.

– The Brush motion phase 1" or Brush motion phase 2" screen indicates the time left before the next cycle
of brush forward motion.

– The number 1 or 2 in the pictogram indicates the current phase.

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" AUTOMATIC FORWARD MOTION PARAMETERS

To take into account the difference of brush behaviour according to its degree of wear, its automatic motion
can be adapted to two distinct phases of its life time. In each phase it is possible to select different values of
forward motion per cycle.

The number of brush forward motion increments is adjustable from 1 to 8 increments.


Each increment corresponds to a brush displacement of 0.175 mm.
− default adjustment in phase 1: 2 increments
− default adjustment in phase 2: 2 increments.

The introduction of the parameters values is made on the OMRON terminal Brush motion phase 1" or
Brush motion phase 2" screen.

Modification of the automatic forward motion

locked terminal unlocked terminal

To be able to modify the forward motion per automatic cycle on the Brush motion phase 1" or Brush motion
phase 2" screen, it is necessary to get in unlocked terminal" mode, by the key commutator on the electrical
control board. In that mode, the active keys turn from grey to green colour.

Speed

Textile adjustments

Production counter

Specific functions Specific functions

Stop motion

Phase 1 brush motion

Phase 2 brush motion

Centralized lubrication

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The Brush motion phase 1" or Brush motion phase 2" screen permit to consult or modify some parameters,
among which the number of brush forward motion increments.

– On the Brush motion phase 1" or Brush motion phase 2" screen,
press the key (value of the number of brush motion increments). 02
A keyboard appears. 7 8 9 CAN

Enter at the keyboard the wished number of increments per cycle. 4 5 6 CLR
In case of mistake, press the CLR key and re-enter the wished value.
1 2 3
Validate by pressing the key.
The value of the preselected number of increments appears on the screen. 0 . +/−

– It is also possible to use the keys to increase or decrease the number of increments.

Phase 1 brush motion Phase 2 brush motion


Brush motion interval Brush motion interval

Number of brush motion Number of brush motion


increments increments
Corresponding brush motion : Corresponding brush motion :
Brush motion in : Brush motion in :

REMARKS:

– When the number of increments is changed, the new value comes in force at the next cycle.

– The Brush motion phase 1" or Brush motion phase 2" screen indicates the real forward motion in mm
corresponding to the selected number of increments.

– The number 1 or 2 in the pictogram indicates the current phase.

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" ADJUSTMENT OF THE BRUSH
T1
CHARACTERISTIC POSITIONS
T2
The circular brush characteristic positions are: T3
C1
– Blocked in end of motion safety position
S C2
(S).
C3
– Limit position in case of worn out brush
(T3/C3).
– Position of new brush installation (T1/C1).
– Position of automatic motion phase change
(T2/C2).
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End of motion safety position

The mechanical stop (S) achieved by the


frame, limits the brush motion towards the
circular comb.

Limit position in case of worn out brush

The finger (T3) actuates the detector (C3) which signals the limit position of the worn out brush.
That finger is adjusted and pinned in our works and should not be moved.

In limit position because of worn out brush, the finger (T3) leaves the detector (C3) which implies the following
actions:
– Display of the pictogram on the Machine faults" screen
and of the problem on the Fault messages" screen.
– Start of the last cycle of automatic motion (see page 79).

Machine faults Fault messages

F044
Brush worn out position

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Position of new brush installation

For a dia 160 mm new brush, the brush shaft must be at the −5 mm position of the graduated plate. In case
of brush automatic return, that position is given by the finger (T1) which actuates the detector (C1).

For the adjustment, proceed as follows:

Turn the power OFF at the main switch.

– Adjust the brush at the position −5 mm of the graduated plate.

Caution: the following operations must be achieved whilst the machine is powered.

– Move the finger (T1) towards the detector (C1) till


Machine faults
the display of the pictogram on the “Machine
faults” screen and of the fault on the “Fault
messages” screen.

graduated plate

Fault messages

F043
New brush position

Position of automatic motion phase change

In automatic cycle" mode, the circular brush automatic forward motion is achieved in two phases. The finger
(T2) actuates the detector (C2) and controls the switching from the phase 1 to the phase 2, around the
graduation11 of the graduated plate.

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INCIDENTS DURING THE AUTOMATIC CYCLE

– The yellow lamp “stopping by a fault” on the light column is ON.

– The terminal “Machine faults” screen displays the pictogram and the
“Fault messages” screen an explicit fault message.
yellow
lamp

Two cases are possible:

1. The problem can be fixed immediately

Turn the power OFF at the main switch.

– Repair the problem


– Start the machine by pressing its START" button.

2. The problem cannot be fixed immediately

– Tilt the virtual commutator in position 0 (non automatic cycle)

– Start the machine by pressing its « START » button.

Phase 1 brush motion


Brush motion interval

Number of brush motion


increments
Corresponding brush motion :
Brush motion in :

As long as the fault lasts and as the commutator is in position 0, the brush will not move forward
automatically. See page 91, paragraph « non automatic cycle ».

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NON AUTOMATIC CYCLE

The non automatic cycle" option permits to operate the machine without the
circular brush automatic forward motion cycle. The forward motion will have
to be adjusted manually.

Switching to the non automatic cycle" option


yellow
– Tilt the virtual commutator in position 0 (non automatic cycle). lamp
– The work in non automatic cycle is signalled by:
- blinking of the pictogram on the task bar,
- display of the pictrogram on the Warning" screen.
The yellow lamp blinks.

Phase 1 brush motion Warning


Brush motion interval

Number of brush motion


increments
Corresponding brush motion :
Brush motion in :

Circular brush manual forward motion


Phase 2 brush motion
Refer to the instructions of the paragraph “Circular
brush manual adjustment” page 73. Brush motion interval

Number of brush motion


increments
Return to the start position and Corresponding brush motion :
replacement of the worn out brush Brush motion in :

When the brush is worn out, its return to the new brush
installation position can be obtained either manually or
automatically, by pressing the early return button .
In that case, the brush motion driving motor must be in
clutched position.

For the new brush installation, see page 81.

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PNEUMATIC ] 10 mm drawing-off apron
SWORD 11 mm

3 mm

4 mm

nuts (1)
2.5 mm
top collector

4 mm

2.5 mm

fixed collector

back collector

hatch

threaded-rod

counter-nut

screw

nuts (2)

" FRONT COLLECTOR

The front collector consists in two parts:


– The fixed collector which sucks the fly and collects the air from the top collector. A 4 mm gap must be left
between the collector and the circular comb clothing.
– The top collector, fitted on the fixed collector, which sucks the fibres tails during their reverse motion.
A 3 mm gap must be left between the drawing-off apron and the top collector lip on the circular comb side.

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FIXED COLLECTOR ADJUSTMENT

Turn the power OFF at the main switch.

0° to 360°

– Release the nuts (2).


– Move the collector horizontally, to bring it at 4 mm from the circular comb clothing.
– Re-tighten the nuts (2).
– After the fixed collector dismantling and re-installation, bring the screw in contact with the threaded-rod
and tighten the counter-nut to find the correct position of the fixed collector.

TOP COLLECTOR ADJUSTMENT

Turn the power OFF at the main switch.

– Release the nuts (1).


– Adjust the circular comb side of the collector lip at a distance of 3 mm from the drawing-off apron.
Check the parallelism between the collector and the apron.
– Re-tighten the nuts (1).

We recommend to remove the fibres and flock deposits which, after a while, can accumulate in the fixed
collector. During the machine lubrication, make sure that not lubricant drop occurs inside the collectors.

" BACK COLLECTOR

The back collector is positioned at the distances shown on the drawing on opposite page and does not require
any specific adjustment.

Turn the power OFF at the main switch.

0° to 360°

The hatch permits to access inside the collector for cleaning it.

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" PNEUMATIC SWORD SHUTTER

The suction duct features a shutter acting on the flow of air passing in the top collector during the machine cycle
process. The shutter is controlled by a rod and an eccentric fixed on the cam shaft.

ADJUSTMENT OF THE SHUTTER PHASE

Turn the power OFF at the main switch.


The shutter motion timing is adjusted at the eccentric level.
STANDARD POSITION: 5
The adjustment range 6 to 9 is adapted to the long fibres, which are thus sucked longer by the top collector.

ADJUSTMENT OF THE AIR FLOW IN THE TOP COLLECTOR

Turn the power OFF at the main switch.


The air flow is adjusted by moving the slide, in order to more or less close the opening in the suction duct. To
move the slide, act on its nuts.
STANDARD POSITION: closed slide.
For the very long fibres, use a shutter shifting of 8 to 9 and a slide in closed to mid opened position.
For the very short fibres, use a shutter shifting of 3 to 5 and a slide in mid opened to opened position.

REMARKS:
– Too much suction can lead to
long fibres in the fly.
cam shaft
– A lack of suction can lead to
long fibres in the noil.
eccentric

eccentric

cam shaft
suction duct
rod
shutte nuts
r
slide

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BEATING COMB

The distance between the beating comb and the doffer clothing must be of 0.2 mm.

Turn the power OFF at the main switch.

0° to 360°

– Release the crank screws (1) to free the beating comb from its drive.

– Release the screws (2).

– With the screws (3), get a distance of 0.2 mm between the doffer clothing and the beating comb blade edge.

– For that adjustment, it is necessary to move the comb by hand to bring the blade edge as close as possible
from the doffer clothing.

– Check the parallelism between the blade and the doffer clothing.

– Re-tighten the screws.

doffer

0,2 mm

blade beating comb

screws (1) crank

screws (2)

screws (3)

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FEEDING

" DISTANCE BETWEEN FEED COMB AND NIPPER

The feed comb front side must not pass at less than 3 mm from the nipper top jaw, otherwise it will not be
possible to raise it in all the cycle positions.

Turn the power OFF at the main switch.

* With the hand wheel, bring the feed comb as close as possible from the nipper.
– Release the nut.
– Act on the adjustment screw to get a 3 mm gap between the nipper top jaw and the feed comb front edge
when it is raised at the top of the nipper jaw.
– Re-tighten the nut.

REMARK:
When processing materials with a high level of impurities, the feed comb must be cleaned every 24 hours.

feed comb

adjustment screw

top jaw

nut

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" FEED COMB RAISING

The adjustment of the feed comb raising is achieved at the point zero.

Turn the power OFF at the main switch.

– Un-hook the springs ensuring the feed comb application against the feed grid.
In that position, the distance between the bearing and the feed comb raising lever must be of 0.2 mm.
– On both sides of the machine, move the bearings axles in the feed comb holder slides.
– Check that adjustment in case of important change of the nipper height compared to the feed comb.
(see page 67).

bearing feed comb holder

feed comb 0,2 mm


feed comb raising lever
feed grid

spring

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" FEEDING CONTROL CAMS

Feeding cams option: usually supplied in recombing

A combination of 5 cams, called A − B − C − D − E, permit to optimise the feeding process according to the
processed fibres characteristics.

In practice two cases should be considered:

– The common fibres which can be combed at high speed. For example: wool recombing, synthetic fibres
combing, and recombing of blends of wool and synthetic fibres.
The cam B is the most common one for the combing of common fibres and for the high input loads.
The cam A is mainly used in recombing, when the delivered sliver evenness must be optimum.

– The special fibres requiring a combing at slow speed and with a specific feeding process. For example: the
recombing of treated wools, the combing of silk schappe, of ramie.
To reinforce the sliver cohesion in case of special fibres combing, the cams C − D or E will be used.

CAM POSITION CHANGE

Speed

Textile adjustments

Production counter
Textile settings
Spécific functions
Summary Settings

Overlap

Output tension Feed cam

Feed Recipes

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Feed cam
– On the Feed cam" screen, press one of the A −
B − C−D − E" keys to select one cam.
Selected cam:
– The selected cam appears in the Selected cam"
window.

– The presently used cam appears in the Current


cam" window.
Current cam:
– Press the validation key .

If the machine was working, it slows down and works at slow speed to stop next to the point 0 of the cycle angle
indicator. In that position, all the feed cams have the same height. The runner can then slide from one cam
to the other.

If the machine was stopped, it then starts at slow speed to stop next to the point 0 of the cycle angle indicator.
In that position, all the feed cams have the same height. The runner can then slide from one cam to the other.

During the cam change process, the flash lamp is activated.

The pneumatic jack initialises the runner holding lever by pushing it in front of the most LH cam, seen from
behind the machine (cam A). Then the electric jack moves the runner holding lever in the opposite direction,
to bring it in front of the cam selected on the tactile screen.

If the machine was working when the validation key


was pressed, it will restart automatically.
The flash lamp will turn OFF.

If the machine was stopped when the validation key flash


lamp
was pressed, it will remain stopped.
The flash lamp will turn OFF.

During the process of feed runner motion, it is possible to


visualise the “Current cam” display evolution till the
indication corresponds to the one in the “Selected cam”
window.

feeding lever

runner holding lever


cams

electric jack
runner pneumatic jack

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Nip distance cams option: usually supplied in first combing

A combination of 5 cams, called 0, −1, −2, −3, −4, permits to alter the nip distance, starting from a mechanical
basic one (see page 112, chapter « nip distance »).
The cam 0 is identical to the cam B of the previous chapter.

PRINCIPLE OF THE NIP DISTANCE ADJUSTMENT BY THE FEED CAMS


Starting from a basic and set mechanical adjustment, according to the selection of the cam 0, −1, −2, −3, −4,
the fibres head are pulled backwards by 0mm, 1mm, 2mm, 3mm, 4mm before the nipper closes. This implies
that the nipper acts on a shorter projection of fibres heads, which gives a noil ratio corresponding to a shorter
nip distance. The mechanical nip distance is limited to a minimum of 29, in order to have the possibility of using
the −4 cam, which gives an actual nip distance of 25.
REMARK:
During the drawing-off phase, the fibres heads projection presented to the drawing-off cylinders corresponds
to the set basic mechanical nip distance.
EXAMPLE:
If the basic mechanical nip distance is set on 36 and if the −4 feed cam is used, the actual fibres projection
during the circular comb action is 36 − 4 = 32. The noil percentage will correspond to that nip distance, though
in the phase of fibres heads presentation to the drawing-off cylinders, the projecting length will correspond to
the mechanical nip distance of 36, which implies an easier drawing-off.

CAM POSITION CHANGE


The transfer from one cam to
the other can be achieved when
the machine is stopped or when
it is working.

Speed

Textile adjustments Textile settings

Production counter Summary Settings

Spécific functions
Overlap Nip distance

Output tension

Feed Recipes

– On the Nip distance" screen, the Mechanical nip distance" value must first be entered.
For that purpose, press the key (value of the mechanical nip distance), which makes a keyboard
appear. Enter at the keyboard the mechanical nip distance value at which the machine is adjusted.
In case of mistake, press the CLR key and re-enter the mechanical nip distance value.
Validate by pressing the key.
The mechanical nip distance value appears on the screen.

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Nip distance

Mechanical nip distance


Selected nip distance

36
7 8 9 CAN

4 5 6 CLR

Actual nip distance 1 2 3


0 . +/−

– Press one of the keys 0, −1, −2, −3, −4 to select one cam.
– The resultant nip distance appears in the Selected nip distance" window.
It is the mechanical nip distance less 0, 1, 2, 3 or 4, depending on the selected 0, −1, −2, −3 or −4 key.
– The nip distance presently used appears in the Actual nip distance" window.

– Press the validation key .

If the machine was working, it slows down and works at slow speed to stop around the point 0 of the cycle
position indicator. In that position all the feed cams have the same height. The runner can slide from one cam
to the other.
If the machine was stopped, it then starts at slow speed to stop next to the point 0 of the cycle angle indicator.
In that position, all the feed cams have the same height. The runner can then slide from one cam to the other.

During the cam change process, the flash lamp is activated.


The pneumatic jack initialises the runner holding lever by pushing it in front of the most LH cam, seen from
behind the machine (cam 0). Then the electric jack moves the runner holding lever in the opposite direction,
to bring it in front of the cam selected on the tactile screen.
If the machine was working when the validation key
was pressed, it will restart automatically. Flash
The flash lamp will turn OFF. lamp
If the machine was stopped when the validation key
was pressed, it will remain stopped.
The flash lamp will turn OFF.

During the process of feed runner


motion, it is possible to visualise
the “Actual nip distance” display
evolution till the indication
corresponds to the one in the feeding lever
“Selected nip distance” window.
runner
holding lever cams

runner pneumatic jack

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" ELECTRIC AND PNEUMATIC JACKS BASIC ADJUSTMENT

Turn the power OFF at the main switch.

PNEUMATIC JACK ADJUSTMENT

Place the runner holding lever on:


– cam 0 on top making machines
– cam A on recombing machines
} cams on extreme LH side seen from behind the machine
machine.

When the pneumatic jack is in entered" position, the distance between the hexagonal end piece (1) on the
jack rod and the pushed side on the runner holding lever must be of 70 mm.
If necessary, release the counter nut (1), act on the hexagonal end piece (1) and re-tighten the counter nut (1).

ELECTRIC JACK ADJUSTMENT

Place the runner holding lever on:


– cam 0 on top making machines
– cam A on recombing machines
} cams on extreme LH side seen from behind the machine
machine.

When the electric jack is in entered" position, the distance between the hexagonal end piece (2) on the jack
rod and the pushed side on the runner holding lever must be of 4 mm.
If necessary, release the counter nut (2), act on the hexagonal end piece (2) and re-tighten the counter nut (2).

feed lever

hexagonal end piece (1)


runner holding lever
electric jack
counter nut (1)
hexagonal end piece (2)

pneumatic
jack

counter nut (2) cam 0 or A

4 mm
cams
70 mm

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" FEEDING LENGTH

The feed cylinders rotation determines the feeding length of the mass of material entering the machine. It is
driven by a moto-reducer, controlled by a frequency inverter.

feed cylinders

The feeding length selection essentially depends upon the processed material.

The index position conditions the feed grid motion, which determines the material tension at the grid input.

feed comb

index

feed grid

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FEEDING LENGTH ADJUSTMENT

Speed Textile settings


Textile adjustments Summary Settings

Production counter
Overlap Nip distance
Spécific functions
Output tension

Feed Recipes

– On the Feed" screen, it is possible to change the


feed length.
Press the key (value of the feed length) Feed
which makes a keyboard appear.
Enter in that keyboard the wished feed length. Feed length
In case of mistake, press the CLR key and
re-enter the wished feed length. Number of teeth
on feed gear
Validate by pressing the key.
The selected feed length then appears at the
screen. Short feed length

– It is also possible to use the keys to Short feed duration


increase or decrease the feed length.

The field Number of teeth on feed gear" will have previously been filled.
24
To do it, press the key (value of the number of teeth), which makes 7 8 9 CAN

a keyboard appear. Enter in the keyboard the number of teeth of the gear 4 5 6 CLR

fitted on the bottom feed cylinder. 1 2 3


0 . +/−

Changing that gear modifies the tension between


the creel, the feed cylinders and the grid.

Increasing the number of teeth of that gear


decreases the tension between creel transversal
cylinder and the feed cylinders, but it increases the
tension between the feed cylinders and the grid.

Creel tension change gear (23 to 27 teeth)

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The programmable controller takes into account the number of teeth entered in the Number of teeth on feed
gear" field, corresponding to the gear actually used on the machine, and adjusts the feeding moto-reducer
speed such a way that the feeding length displayed at the tactile screen is kept. It is therefore imperative that
the number of teeth of the bottom feed cylinder driving gear is identical to the one shown in the Number of
teeth on feed gear" field.

When the feeding length value is modified on the tactile screen, the index position must generally be changed
to the graduation corresponding to feeding length entered in the Feed length" field.

That adjustment can vary according to the processed material.

Turn the power OFF at the main switch.

300°
– Release the nut.
– Place the index on the graduation corresponding to the chosen feeding length.
– Re-tighten the nut.

CAUTION !
There is a mechanical incompatibility between a short nip distance (see page 112) and an important feed length. This
can damage the top comb.

– Actuate the machine with the hand wheel to make sure that the cycle process is correct.
– Start the machine for a short period and, once the machine is stopped, check the material tension at the feed
cylinders input.
– Modify the adjustments if necessary.

REMARKS:
After a feeding length modification on the tactile screen, check the material tension between the feed cylinders
and the grid. If necessary, re-adjust that tension by the method described here above.
A too low tension at the feed grid input can be the origin of drawing-off difficulties.

graduations

nut
index

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" REDUCED FEEDING

Manual control

By pressing the reduced feeding" button, this one lights up and starts the reduced feeding cycle, which implies
that the machine does not work any more with the feed length displayed in the Feed length" field of the
Feeding" screen, but with the one displayed in the Short feed length" field, for a duration displayed in the
Short feed duration" field.

When that time is over, the button light switches OFF and the feed length reverts to the value displayed in the
Feed length" field.

It is also possible to stop the reduced feeding cycle process by pressing again the reduced feeding" button.
In that case, the button light turns OFF and the feed length reverts to the value displayed in the Feed length"
field.

The reduced feeding cycle can be very useful when changing lots or when several sliver junctions arrive
together in the grid.

Reduced feeding

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REDUCED FEEDING PARAMETERS ADJUSTMENT

– It is possible to change the reduced feeding length on the Feed" screen.


Press the key (value of the short feed length) which makes a keyboard appear.
Enter in that keyboard the wished reduced feed length value.
In case of mistake, press the CLR key and re-enter the wished figure.
Validate by pressing the key.
The reduced feed length value then appears on the screen.
It is also possible to use the keys to increase or decrease the reduced feed length.

– It is possible to change the reduced feed length cycle duration on the Feed" screen.
Press the key (value of the short feed duration) which makes a keyboard appear.
Enter in that keyboard the wished reduced feed length cycle duration value.
In case of mistake, press the CLR key and re-enter the wished figure.
Validate by pressing the key.
The reduced feed length cycle duration value then appears on the screen.
It is also possible to use the keys to increase or decrease the reduced feed length cycle duration.

Feed

Feed length
5
Number of teeth 7 8 9 CAN
on feed gear
4 5 6 CLR

1 2 3
Short feed length
0 . +/−

Short feed duration

AUTOMATIC START
shutter
A material overload between the feed
cylinders and the grid can be detected by the
raising of the shutter fitted inside the hood.
This starts the reduced feeding cycle and
makes it last till the shutter has reverted to its
normal work position. However, if the shutter
does not revert to its normal work position
before the timing TIM033 (overload detection
at the grid input) is over, the machine stops.

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PRESSURE ON FEED CYLINDERS

" PUTTING UNDER PRESSURE

The feed cylinders putting under pressure is realised by a pneumatic jack.

Pressure on feed cylinders


+greenbutton

– The putting under pressure is obtained by turning the pressure on feed cylinders" button in position 1,
whilstpushing the green button.

– The release of the pressure on feed cylinders is obtained by turning the pressure on fee cylinders" button
in position 0, whilst pushing the green button.

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REMARKS:

– Applying or releasing the pressure on the feed cylinders can be done in any position of the machine work
cycle.

– Starting the machine is impossible if the pressure is not applied.

– Closing the hood is impossible if the pressure is not applied.

– The feed pressure cannot be released if the hood is closed.

When applying the pressure on the feed cylinders, it can happen that the teeth of the gears located at their
extremities do not mesh properly.

Do not intervene with the hands.


Injury hazard.

At the next machine start, the meshing will occur.

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" GAP ADJUSTMENT BETWEEN FEED CYLINDERS

When the pressure is applied without material between the cylinders, a gap of 0.5 mm should exist between
them. If it is not the case, proceed as follow:

– Release the feed pressure. The top cylinder is then in high position.

Turn the power OFF at the main switch.

0° to 360°

There must be no material between the cylinders.


– Release the nuts and screws.
– Insert a 0.5 mm wedge between the feed cylinders and press the top cylinder by hand to apply it against the
wedge.
– Bring the screws in contact with the bottom feed cylinder holder and re-tighten the nuts.

nut

screw
0,5 mm

holder

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" LAPPING DETECTOR ON FEED CYLINDERS

The feed cylinders are fitted with a lapping detector located on the machine LH side when facing its delivery.
That detector stops the machine in case of sliver over thickness or of lapping around the feed cylinders.

Release the pressure on feed cylinders. The top feed cylinder is then in high position.

Turn the power OFF at the main switch.

0° to 360°

There must be no material between the feed cylinders.


– Insert a 3 mm thick wedge between both cylinders and press the top cylinder by hand against the wedge.
– By acting on the screws, move the holder to obtain a contact between the closed nut and the contact.

contact

closed nut

holder

screws

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MECHANICAL NIP DISTANCE

graduated plate
bottom nipper

index

drawing-off cylinders

runner lever

rod muff

nuts

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" MECHANICAL NIP DISTANCE ADJUSTMENT

What is called MECHANICAL NIP DISTANCE (E) is the minimum distance between the drawing-off
cylinders nipping point and the front part of the nipper bottom jaw during a complete machine cycle.

The nip distance is an important element of the machine utilisation.


The nip distance selection essentially depends upon the processed material nature and characteristics.

In top making option, the mechanical nip distance can be shortened by 1 mm, 2 mm, 3 mm or 4 mm according
to the selected feed cam, to get the actual nip distance. (see page 100).

As a general rule:
– The noil percentage increases when the nip distance increases.
– The fibres average length increases when the nip distance increases.
– The vegetable impurities elimination is better when the nip distance increases.
– In case of short nip distances, the feed length is limited, which reduces the production.

In practice, in case of machine standard equipment, the following values are used:

real nip distance Type of processed material


34 to 38 mm Common wools, synthetic fibres and blends
28 to 34 mm Very short or short wools

" DISTANCE BETWEEN DRAWING-OFF CYLINDERS AND NIPPER

Turn the power OFF at the main switch.

– Release both nuts.


– Act on the rod muff to bring the runner lever index in front of the plate graduation corresponding to the
wished value. The graduated values correspond to the mechanical nip distance (E) expressed in mm.
– Re-tighten the nuts.

REMARKS:
After a nip distance change, it is necessary to:
– Modify the following adjustments:
Top comb (see pages 117 and 118).)
Shovel plate (see page 122).

– Check that there is compatibility between the real nip distance (mechanical nip distance (E) less 0, 1, 2, 3
or 4 mm, according to the selected feed cam in top making option) and the feed length (see page 103).
A collision between the top comb and the nipper top jaw can occur in case of short nip distance and long
feed length.

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" MECHANICAL NIP DISTANCE GAUGING

The machine is supplied with a gauge permitting the nip distance gauging after an important mechanical
intervention at the carriage drive level.

Turn the power OFF at the main switch.

– There must be no material in the nipper.

Cutting hazard. Wear protecting gloves.

– Unlock, raise and hook the top comb in high position.


– Raise and hook the feed comb.

bottom jaw
blowing nozzles

top jaw
rod (1)

gauge

– Dismantle the nipper top jaw.


– Dismantle the apron.
– Dismantle the blowing nozzles on each side of the nipper bottom jaw.
– Place the gauge on the nipper bottom jaw RH side (seen from the
machine front). By acting on the rod (1) and on the muff of the rod (2),
bring the bottom drawing-off cylinder diameter C in the angle formed
by the gauge.

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graduated plate

rod (2)

muff

– Make sure to be in the same configuration when placing the gauge on the nipper bottom jaw LH side (seen
from the machine front side). If it is not the case, release the nuts and act on the screws to get the bottom
drawing-off cylinder diameter C in the angle formed by the gauge.

screws nuts

screws

That gauging must correspond to a 34 mm nip distance on the graduated plate (see page 112).

– In case the difference is higher than 0.5 mm, the graduated plate index must be moved.
– Remove the gauge. Adjust to the wished nip distance. Put the machine back in work condition.

REMARK:
After the nip distance basic adjustment, readjust the pressure on the nipper jaws (see page 68).

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CARRIAGE DRIVE SPRINGS COMPRESSION

The lever and the counter lever of the carriage driving cams are interconnected by a spring loaded assembly.

Turn the power OFF at the main switch.

0° to 360°

– With the nuts, compress the springs at a length of 60 mm.

That operation can be achieved at any position of the machine cycle.

graduated plate

rod (2)

muff

lever

nuts

spring

counter lever

cams

c56

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TOP COMB

Risk of cutting in case of contact with the top comb pinned


strip. Wear protecting gloves.

" DISTANCE BETWEEN TOP COMB AND TOP DRAWING-OFF CYLINDER

Turn the power OFF at the main switch.


To be fully efficient, the top comb must be adjusted as close as possible from the top drawing-off cylinder. Check
that the top comb is as close as possible from the drawing-off cylinders. In practice, a distance of 1 mm is
checked.
– Release the nuts.
– Act on the screws to bring the top comb near the top drawing-off cylinder, making sure that both organs
cannot touch each other during the machine normal work with material.
– Re-tighten the nuts.
– The graduated plates fixed on the slides permit to ensure a top comb parallel motion. The graduations do
not necessarily correspond to the nip distance.
– For the mechanical nip distances longer than 36 mm, the top comb can remain in the position corresponding
to the 36 mm nip distance.
nuts
screw

slide

top comb

top drawing-off cylinder

REMARKS:
– The top comb must be adjusted after a mechanical slide
nip distance modification (see page 113).
– After the top comb distance adjustment, adjust the
shovel plate (see page 122).

graduated plate

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" ADJUSTMENT OF THE TOP COMB PROJECTION
BEYOND THE SHOVEL PLATE

That adjustment conditions the top comb proper penetration in the fibres.

Turn the power OFF at the main switch.

– Release the screws (1).


– With the screws (1), adjust the top comb height compared to the shovel plate.

The top comb is pinned with strips featuring pins with a 8.2 mm projection.
The top comb pins points must project 1 to 2.5 mm beyond the shovel plate bottom side.
Two graduated plates, fixed on the top comb arms, are set in our works such a way that the graduation 0
corresponds to the pins points being just level with the shovel plate bottom side.

REMARKS:
That adjustment must be achieved together with the one described page 117 and with the one relative to the
shovelplate distance adjustment to the top comb (see page 123).

top comb arm

screws (1)

top comb

shovel plate

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" TOP COMB DRIVE SHIFTING

The top comb motion can be shifted by moving the two cams around the shaft.
The standard adjustment corresponds to the cams mark.

Turn the power OFF at the main switch.


– Release the screws (2)
– Adjust both cams in exactly the same position by using the pin.
– Re-tighten the two screws (2)

cam

mark

screw (2)

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TOP COMB CLEANING

The top comb cleaning device is integrated to the comb holder. Consequently, it does not require any
adjustment in case of modification of the comb mechanical position.
In recombing, the device comprises only one brush, located at the back of the top comb.
For the top making of fibres containing dead fibres (kemp), that device features two brushes: one at the front
and one at the back of the top comb.

top comb

holder

brush
bodies

front cleaner brush

back cleaner brush

ADJUSTMENT

Turn the power OFF at the main switch.

180° to 190°

– The back cleaning brush must project 4 mm beyond the top comb pins points.
– The adjustment is achieved by moving the brush body on its holder.
– Check the brush parallelism with the pins points.

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– The front brush must not project, but be 1 mm before the top comb pins ends.
– The adjustment is achieved by moving the brush body on its holder.
– Check the brush parallelism with the pins points.

REMARK:
The front and back brushes are of identical dimensions and are interchangeable in the respective brush bodies.

" DRAWING-OFF CYLINDER CLEANER


Turn the power OFF
at the main switch.

180° to 190°

For the recombing, the top comb front cleaning brush is


replaced by a top drawing-off cylinder cleaning brush. It
must be adjusted to slightly touch the top drawing-off
cylinder during the cycle.

Drawing-off cylinder
cleaning brush

tpb3230

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SHOVEL PLATE

The shovel plate motion is controlled by a cam. At the end of the feeding" phase, the shovel plate motion is
ensured by the feed lever, hence a perfect synchronisation between the shovel plate and the top comb.

The distance between the shovel plate top edge and the top comb pins must be adjusted to about 2 mm at the
end of the feeding" phase. Adjust that distance to 3 mm in case of long feed length.

rod
shovel plate
feed lever
ramp
milled button
runner(1)
eccentric axle
pivot
top comb

control lever

cam

runner (2)

slide
milled button

rod

control lever

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" USUAL ADJUSTMENT IN RELATION WITH THE TOP COMB

Turn the power OFF at the main switch.

– First make sure that the top comb is properly adjusted (see pages 117 to 119).
– Make sure that the rod ramp touches the feed lever runner (1).
Then pull the lever backwards. A slight play of the runner (2) in the rod slide must occur.
Otherwise, achieve the following adjustment.

REMARKS:
The shovel plate re-adjustment must be performed after a modification of the top comb distance to the
drawing-off cylinders, for example after a mechanical nip distance change.
After a top comb replacement, check the 2 mm distance between the shovel plate and the top comb pins. Adjust
the distance to 3 mm in case of a long feed length.

" BASIC ADJUSTMENT

Turn the power OFF at the main switch.

– Release the eccentric axle of the runner (1) and turn it to get it away from the rod ramp.
– Release the pivot.
– Turn the milled button to bring the shovel plate at 2 mm from the top comb pins.
– Re-tighten the pivot.
– Turn the eccentric axle of the runner (1) to bring it in contact with the rod ramp.
– The play J" between the runner (2) and the slide extremity must be nil or low.
Check that play by pulling the control lever backwards.

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" ADJUSTMENT OF THE PARALLELISM WITH THE NIPPER

The shovel plate front edge must be well parallel to the beak of the nipper bottom jaw.

Turn the power OFF at the main switch.

40° to 80°

Cutting hazard. Wear protecting gloves.

– Raise and hook the top comb.


– Un-hook the feed comb springs and hook the comb in high position.
– Raise the feed grid and block it in high position.
– Remove the top jaw.
– Actuate the machine by hand such a way that the shovel plate RH front edge slightly comes in contact with
the bottom jaw beak.
– Release the screw 1) and both screws (2) on the machine LH side when facing the delivery.
Act on the shovel plate to make it parallel to the nipper jaw.
– Re-tighten the screw (1) and both screws (2) and re-install the previously dismantled elements.

shovel plate
protecting plate

spring
bottom jaw
8 mm

screw (1)
protecting plate

screws (2)
8 mm

bottom jaw

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" REPLACEMENT OF THE NIPPER JAW PROTECTING PLATE

The shovel plate front part rests on the nipper jaw protecting plate. The protecting plate is glued on the nipper
surface and held at both extremities by nipping.

Turn the power OFF at the main switch.

40° to 50°

DISMANTLING OF THE OLD PROTECTING PLATE

Cutting hazard. Wear protecting gloves.

– Raise and hook the top comb.


– Un-hook the feed comb springs and hook the comb in high position.
– Raise the feed grid and lock it in high position.
– Open the mobile holder (see page 35).
– Remove the top jaw.
– Un-hook the springs both sides of the shovel plate.
– Unscrew both screws (2) of each of the shovel plate control levers.
Do not unscrew the screw (1) on the LH side.
Remove the shovel plate and its two control levers.
– Unscrew the two holders of the feed grid carrying runners.
– With a screw driver, raise one extremity of the protecting plate and un-glue it from the nipper.

NEW PROTECTING PLATE INSTALLATION

Before installing the new plate, clean and carefully degrease the jaw surface, which must be clean without any trace
of grease or glue.

For installing a new protecting plate, we recommend to respect the following procedure, in order to properly
position the plate on the jaw. After the gluing, it is no longer possible to modify the plate position.
– By under the jaw, and on both sides, insert two M6 guiding screws, 20 mm long, letting them project by about
8 mm above the jaw. Those screws will act as guides for the new plate installation. It is also possible to use
the screws used to fix the grid carrying runners holder.
– Remove the glue protecting band on the protecting plate.
– Position the protecting plate simultaneously in the two M6 guiding screws. The plate must not touch the jaw
before being positioned by the two screws.
– Firmly press the protecting plate against the jaw. The protecting plate must be applied well against the jaw,
without over-thickness.
– Remove the two M6 screws and re-install the various organs previously dismantled.

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PRESSURE ON DRAWING-OFF CYLINDERS

" PUTTING UNDER PRESSURE

The drawing-off cylinders putting under pressure is achieved via pneumatic jacks.

If the hood is opened:


– The putting under pressure is obtained by putting the Pressure on drawing-off cylinders" button in
position1, whilst pressing the green button.
– The drawing-off cylinders pressure release is obtained by putting the Pressure on drawing-off cylinders"
button in position 0, whilst pressing the green button.

If the hood is closed:


– The putting under pressure is obtained by putting the Pressure on drawing-off cylinders" button in
position1.
– The drawing-off cylinders pressure release is obtained by putting the Pressure on drawing-off cylinders"
button in position 0.

Putting or releasing the pressure on the drawing-off cylinders can be done in any position of the cycle process.

Starting the machine is impossible if the pressure is not applied.

Pressure on drawing-off cylinders


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" ADJUSTMENT OF THE PRESSURE ON DRAWING-OFF CYLINDERS

The pressure amount depends upon the springs compression.

0° to 360°

– Put the drawing-off cylinders under pressure.

Turn the power OFF at the main switch.


– Both nuts (1 and 2) permit to adjust the springs length L on each side of the machine.
– A graduated plate permits to measure the length L.
L = 82 + 2 mm.
– The basic adjustment, for a sensitivity of the anti lap system adjusted at 6 mm, is of about 35 mm between
the nuts (2 and 3).

REMARK:
The pressure on the drawing-off cylinders must be checked, and if necessary
readjusted after the installation of a new drawing-off apron.

spring

graduated
plate
L

80
90

nut (1)

nut (2)
35 mm

nut (3)

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support

J = 6 mm

electric contact

cover

stop screw
nut

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LAPPING DETECTOR ON DRAWING-OFF CYLINDERS

A system of drawing-off cylinders lapping detection, located a the pressure springs level, stops the machine
in case of lapping or of passing of an abnormal thickness between the drawing-off cylinders.
The yellow lamp turns ON to signal the problem.
The Textile faults" screen is displayed on the terminal. An arrow blinks at the place where the problem occurs.

Textile faults

Yellow
lamp

LAPPING DETECTOR RESETTING

0° to 360°

After a lapping having stopped the machine, the resetting is automatic after the pressure on drawing-off
cylinders has been released and re-applied (see page 126).

LAPPING DETECTOR SENSITIVITY ADJUSTMENT

The lapping detector sensitivity depends upon the gap J between the electric contact and the support.
The average gap J is of 6 mm.

– Achieve a lapping detector resetting as described here above.


– For each side, at the jack level, unscrew the stopping screw in the cover.
– With the nut:
− to decrease the gap J, move the cover away from the nut.
− to increase the gap J, move the cover closer from the nut.
– Measure the gap J.
If necessary, repeat both operations described here above.
– Re-tighten the stop screw on each side.

A reduction of the gap J increases the lapping detector sensitivity.

CAUTION:
A too sensible lapping detector adjustment can lead to intempestive machine stops.
A significative change of the lapping detector sensitivity can necessitate the re-adjustment of the pressure on
drawing-off cylinders.

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DRAWING-OFF CYLINDERS DRIVE

The drawing-off cylinders are subjected to a differential movement controlled by a 2 level belt type kinematics.

" DOUBLE SIDED TIMING BELT TENSION ADJUSTMENT

– Adjust the drawing-off length on position 6 (see page 132).


– Carefully stack the rod and the crank plate.
( 260° zone)
crank plate
– Release slightly the axle.
With the screw, get a distance of 240 mm between
the axis of the screws used to fix the central spring.

axle
screw

rod

central spring

gauge

A gauge PB21188AE will be supplied with each order, to achieve this adjustment. The screws used to fix the
central spring are longer to receive the gauge.

CAUTION !
After adjustment, do not forget to place the drawing-off rod back in a position adapted to the processed
material.

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DOUBLE SIDED TIMING BELT DISMANTLING AND RE-INSTALLATION


– Adjust the drawing-off length in position 6 (see page 132).
– Carefully align the rod and the crank plate.
( 90° zone)
– Release slightly the axle. With the screw, un-tighten the belt as much as possible. The belt becomes
slackened whenthe tightener comes to the contact with the pin placed in the beam. Do not dismantle the
tension springs.
– Remove the belt. Install a new belt.
CAUTION!
Double sided timing belt. The side with groves (winding noses) at the bottom of the teeth must come in
contact with the gears of small diameter (see drawing).
– Adjust the belt as explained previously.

double sided
timing belt
axle
crank plate
screw rod

winding nose
(green side)
pin

beam

tension springs

tightener

REMARK:
Check the adjustments after a few hours of work with a new timing belt. Re-adjust if necessary.

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DRAWING-OFF ADJUSTMENT

The drawing-off adjustment essentially refers to:


– the drawing-off length.
– the drawing-off material overlapping.
– the beginning of drawing-off.
Those three elements are closely related and depend upon the processed material.

" DRAWING-OFF LENGTH

Turn the power OFF at the main switch.

0° to 360°

– Release the rod axle.


– Move the rod in the crank plate slide till the wished value.
– Firmly re-tighten the shaft.

Examples:
– Short drawing-off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . rod in position 1
– Long drawing-off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . rod in position 7
– Medium length materials . . . . . . . . . rod in position 4

crank plate

axle

rod

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" OVERLAPPING

The overlapping is achieved by a moto reducer and is adjusted on the tactile terminal. In fact, it is the apron
forward motion at each cycle which is adjusted, i.e. the sliver length entering the crimping box at each turn of
the cam shaft. The longer the drawing-off apron forward motion in millimetres per cycle, the lower is the
overlapping, thus adapted to longer fibres. The delivered sliver will then be light. Conversely, the lower the
drawing-off apron forward motion per cycle, the higher is the overlapping, thus adapted to shorter fibres. The
delivered sliver is then heavy.

The overlapping change can be achieved


whilst the machine is working.

Speed Textile settings


Textile adjustments Summary Settings

Production counter
Overlap Nip distance
Spécific functions
Output tension

Feed Recipes

– On the Overlap" screen, it is possible to change the apron forward motion per cycle.
Press the button (value of the apron advance par cycle), which makes a keyboard appear.
Enter in the keyboard the advance value in mm.
In case of mistake, press the CLR key and re-enter the number.
Validate by pressing the key.
The apron advance per cycle value appears on the screen.

– It is also possible to use the


keys to increase or
decrease the apron forward
Overlap
motion per cycle.
Apron advance per cycle
87
Equivalent gear
The screen visualises the 7 8 9 CAN
corresponding change gear on a 4 5 6 CLR
machine of earlier generation, in Bottom drawing off
1 2 3
order to keep some old references. cylinder diameter
Bottom drawing off 0 . +/−

cylinder gear

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CAUTION:
Before achieving the overlapping adjustment, it is necessary to indicate the correct values of Bottom
drawing-off cylinder diameter" and Bottom drawing-off cylinder gear".

– On the “Overlap” screen, pres the key


(value of the bottom drawing-off cylinder Overlap
diameter), which makes a keyboard appear.
Enter at the keyboard the bottom drawing-off
Apron advance per cycle
cylinder diameter (standard value: 28 mm).
In case of mistake, press the CLR key and re-enter Equivalent gear
the diameter.
Validate by pressing the key.
The diameter value appears on the screen. Bottom drawing off
cylinder diameter
Bottom drawing off
cylinder gear

– On the “Overlap” screen, press the key


(teeth number of the bottom drawing-off cylinder
gear), which makes a keyboard appear.
Enter at the keyboard the number of teeth of the
gear fitted on the bottom drawing-off cylinder 28
(standard value: 21 teeth).
7 8 9 CAN
In case of mistake, press the CLR key and re-enter
the number. 4 5 6 CLR

Validate by pressing the key. 1 2 3


The number of teeth appears on the screen. 0 . +/−

Examples of adjustments:
(with bottom drawing-off cylinder Ø 28 mm and driving gear of 21 teeth).
– Short fibres: drawing-off forward motion per cycle: 66 mm (overlapping gear = 30 teeth)
– Long fibres: drawing-off forward motion per cycle:120 mm (overlapping gear = 55 teeth)
– Medium fibres: drawing-off forward motion per cycle: 87 mm (overlapping gear = 40 teeth)

REMARK:
– The overlapping influences the delivered sliver weight, but the overlapping amount must be based on the
sliver evenness and not on its weight.
– When the overlapping is modified, the crimper box speed is modified in the same proportion. Theoretically,
it should therefore not be necessary to re-adjust the delivery tension, between detaching cylinders and
crimping box. However, in case of important modification of the overlapping, it is recommended to check
the delivery tension between the detaching rollers and the crimping box, and to re-adjust it if necessary (see
page 141).

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" BEGINNING OF DRAWING-OFF

Turn the power OFF at the main switch.

– Release both screws.


– Move by rotation the crank plate to the selected graduation.
– Firmly re-tighten both screws.

Examples:
– Short and medium materials: position 1.0 to 2.5
– Long materials: position 2.5 to 3.5

screws

crank plate

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DRAWING-OFF APRON REPLACEMENT

The removal of the worn out apron and its replacement by a new one can be achieved without dismantling the
plate on apron.
– Release the drawing-off cylinders pressure (see page 126).

Turn the power OFF at the main switch.

– For more convenience, open the machine mobile back side (see page 35).

150° to 180°

– Temporarily adjust the apron plate to its minimum length (see page 140).

– Un-tighten the apron by bringing the tensioning rods to the minimum position (see page 139).

– remove the top drawing-off cylinder by tilting it – Raise the apron plate beyond the vertical
towards the machine back side. position. Do not dismantle it.

screw

– Release the screw and tilt the cover of the of the – Remove the tension roller from the apron.
tension roller LH support and release the screw
of the RH support without removing it.

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tightener

screw

belt

– Release the belt tension by releasing the – Turn the apron vertically.
tightener screw, then remove the drawing-off
cylinder.

– Remove the 2 x 2 screws of the bottom drawing- – Raise the drawing-off cylinder and remove
off cylinder bearings and get the LH bearing out the apron laterally.
of its housing.

– Laterally insert the new apron on the bottom drawing-off cylinder, respecting the direction of the arrow
printed on the apron. It must be in the material motion direction.

– Re-install the various elements in the sequence opposite to the dismantling. Tighten the screws well.

– Tighten the apron (see page 139).

– Adjust the plate on apron (see page 140).

– Check the apron centering during the machine putting back in production. If necessary, act on the apron
centering (see page 139).

REMARK:
During its running-in phase, the apron must remain well centered. It is important for its life time.

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DRAWING-OFF APRON ADJUSTMENT

The drawing-off apron progressively stretches. It must regularly be re-tightened.

The drawing-off apron must be centered on the drawing-off cylinders.

The drawing-off apron dimensions are:


– Inside developed length: 580 mm.
– Width: 540 to 548 mm.
– Thickness: 3.5 mm.

intermediate gear

adjustment screw

screw graduated plate

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" APRON TENSION

Turn the power OFF at the main switch.

0° to 360°

– Release the screws on both sides of the machine.

– Act on the adjustment screws, taking care to give exactly the same number of turns each side.

– To improve the apron life time, do not over-tighten it.

– Re-tighten the screws.

" APRON CENTERING

Turn the power OFF at the main switch.

0° to 360°

– Proceed like here above, but on one side only.

– Tighten the apron towards the side where it tends to deviate by acting on the adjustment screws.

– Eliminate the aprons requiring an adjustment difference of more than 10 mm between one side and the
other, read on the graduated plates.

– Check the intermediate gear meshing play. If necessary, correct it.

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APRON PLATE

The apron plate adjustment has an important influence on the delivered web appearance.
The apron plate consists in a fixed part and a mobile part which must be adjusted according to the apron length.

" APRON PLATE ADJUSTMENT


IN RELATION TO THE DETACHING CYLINDERS

According to the apron stretching, the apron plate mobile part must be re-adjusted in relation to the detaching
cylinder.

Turn the power OFF at the main switch.

– Release the screws (1) each side of the apron plate.


– Adjust a distance of 15 mm between the apron plate front edge and the top detaching cylinder.
– Re-tighten the screws (1).

" DISTANCE TO THE DRAWING-OFF APRON

A distance of 8 to 10 mm must be adjusted between the apron plate mobile part front edge and the apron.

Turn the power OFF at the main switch.

– First adjust the apron plate in relation to the detaching cylinders (see here above).
– Release both screws (2) on each machine side.
– Adjust a play of 8 to 10 mm between the apron and the front edge of the apron plate mobile part.
– Re-tighten the screws (2).

apron plate (mobile part)


detaching cylinder
screw (2) screw(2)

screw (1)
apron plate
(fixed part)

apron

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WEB TENSION ADJUSTMENT ON THE DRAWING-OFF APRON

A moto reducer controlled by a frequency


inverter, permits to adjust in a continuous way
the web tension between the drawing-off
apron and the crimping box input rollers.

The adjustment can be achieved during


the machine normal work.

Speed Textile settings

Textile adjustments Summary Settings

Production counter
Overlap Nip distance
Spécific functions
Output tension

Feed Recipes

– On the “Output tension” screen, press the


key (value of the output tension), which
Output tension
makes a keyboard appear.
Output tension
Enter at the keyboard the value of the wished
delivery tension. Min output speed
In case of mistake, press the CLR key and re-enter
the wished tension.
Validate by pressing the key. Output tension
The tension value appears on the screen. compensation
Max output speed
– It is also possible to use the keys to
increase or decrease the delivery tension value.

On the screen appear:


– the sliver constant speed at the crimping box level, if the delivery tension 10
compensation is at 0.
7 8 9 CAN
– the instantaneous minimum delivery speed if the delivery tension compensation is
different from 0 (see page 142) 4 5 6 CLR

1 2 3
REMARKS : 0 . +/−
– The delivery tension is automatically corrected when the overlapping is modified.
Nevertheless, it is recommended to check it after an important modification of the
overlapping.
– Achieve the delivery tension re-adjustment in the following cases:
. Machine general speed change.
. Drawing-off apron replacement (see page 136).
. Drawing-off length (see page 132).
. Beginning of drawing-off alteration (see page 135).
. Feed load modification.
. Combs pinning modification.

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PARTIAL COMPENSATION OF THE WEB TENSION
IN THE DELIVERY FUNNEL

During a machine cycle, the web alternately appears tightened and slack at the delivery funnel level.

That slack can partially be reduced by operating the crimping box faster during one portion of the cycle.

On the Output tension" screen, press the key (value of the output tension compensation), which
makes a keyboard appear.
Enter at the keyboard the crimping box speed increase.
In case of mistake, press the CLR key and re-enter the wished compensation figure.
Validate by pressing the key.
The compensation value appears on the screen.

Output tension

Output tension
10
Min output speed 7 8 9 CAN

4 5 6 CLR

Output tension 1 2 3
compensation 0 . +/−

Max output speed

It is also possible to use the keys to increase or decrease the compensation value.

On the screen appears the sliver instantaneous maximum delivery speed at the crimping box level.

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PRESSURE ON THE COILER ROLLERS

Turn the power OFF at the main switch.

0° to 360°

– There must be no material in the coiler.

– Remove the coiler cover.

– To adjust the pressure on the coiler rollers, act on the nuts.


The spring must be compressed at 42 mm.

nuts

spring
42 mm

taking-in roller

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COILER AND CREEL STOP MOTIONS

The delivery coiler is fitted with a stop motion. It consists in a sliver detection by photo cell, which stops the
machine when a sliver break occurs between the intake rollers and the diabolo.
REMARKS:
A virtual inverser button permits to
cancel the stop motion electrical action
during the machine start phase.

Specific functions
Speed

Textile adjustments Stop motion


Production counter
Phase 1 brush motion
Spécific functions
Phase 2 brush motion

Centralized lubrication

By pressing the virtual button (delivery stop motion) or (creel stop motion), it is possible to turn
it on 1 (active stop motion) or on 0 (inactive stop motion).

Stop motion Warning

Putting the stop motion OFF is signalled by the blinking of the pictogram on the task bar and by the
display of the pictrogram on the Warning" screen.

The creel stop motion signal taking into account is timed between 0.1 and 30 seconds (TIM 050 and TIM 051).

Press on the key on the task bar, gives access directly at the Stop motion" screen.

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CRIMPING BOX

Turn the power OFF at the main switch.

0° to 360°

" PRESSURE ADJUSTMENT ON THE INTAKE ROLLERS

The pressure on the intake rollers is achieved by a spring.


With the screw, compress the spring by 10 mm.
That adjustment is independent of the processed material.

" SHUTTER PRESSURE ADJUSTMENT

The shutter pressure adjustment is achieved with the milled handle.


The dimension d" determines the adjustment. It can vary between 55 and 80 mm depending upon the
processed material.
The crimp intensity increases when d" decreases.
Do not use a value of d" smaller than necessary to a sliver good cohesion.
Usual values: 65 < d < 75 mm.
Some groves in the milled handle permit to visualise its position.

shutter

body
screw spring intake
milled handle rollers

electric contact

magazine shutter

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" DELIVERY START SHUTTER

The delivery has an intermittent work and is driven by an electro mechanical clutch.
The start is controlled by the shutter located in the magazine high part.
The stopping is controlled by a timed relay.

The shutter rest position must be adjusted such a way that the sliver called by the coiler can freely leave the
magazine.

The magazine should only be emptied till the opening level.


That adjustment is achieved by action on the TIM014 timing, via the tactile terminal.
The necessary time to empty the magazine till the opening depends upon the type of delivery, the machine
speed and the thickness of the delivered sliver.
When processing delicate textile fibres, decrease the timing, in order to decrease the distance between the
coiler and the magazine buffer zone.

shutter

body
screw spring intake
milled handle rollers

electric contact

opening

magazine shutter

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era

intake
CRIMPING BOX STOP MOTION rollers

electric
contact

stop screw
The crimping box is fitted with a detector
which stops the machine in case of sliver
break at the level of the intake rollers.

Depending upon the sensitivity adjustment, ressetting lever


the stop motion also permits to detect a partial
lack of sliver, because of a problem before the
crimping box (for example in case of lapping
around the detaching cylinders).

" STOP MOTION SENSITIVITY ADJUSTMENT

The stop motion sensitivity depends upon the gap J" between the electric contact and the resetting lever.
For a sliver of 30 to 40 g/m, the average gap J" is of 4 mm.
A decrease of the gap J" increases the stop motion sensitivity.

Turn the power OFF at the main switch.


– Adjust the gap J" with the stop screw.
– The measurement of the gap J" must be made when the resetting lever is against the stop screw.

CAUTION: A too sensitive stop motion adjustment can lead to intempestive machine stopping.

" STOP MOTION RESETTING

When necessary, the stop motion resetting is achieved by pressing the


resetting lever against the stop screw. On the machine, the resetting lever
motion direction is shown by the arrow “F”.

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