Vertical alignment adjustment V3
Vertical alignment mechanics
Before adjusting the vertical alignment with software make sure that the core mechanical parts are correct.
Everest V3 - Check that the rubber axle is properly hold into the red axle holders. This is made by opening the left side panel and move the axle by a force on the gear wheel. If the axle can moves the result will be not perfect vertical alignment.
The best, and quickest, way to solve this issue it by adding a wire (1.0 mm) around the red plastic axle holders and in this way create additional force against the roller bearings for the rubber axles. This is a quite frequent fault on V3 Everest especially in hot climate.
V4 axle holders are re-designed so this issue is solved.
Basic-V3 - Check that the rubber axle on the back plate hods the paper. This may me done manually. If the hoding force is not enough the complet back plate has to be replaced.
Gear wheel, gear bar and spring stretcher.
In old V3 there sometimes happend that the gear wheel on the embossing head stepper motor came slightly loose. The solution is to replace to current motor with shrunk gear wheel without any risk for this issue. Check the condition on gear bar and spring stretcher.
Software adjustments are made by moving the middle dot row, dots 2 and 5.
Press help + multiple.
- Echo "help mode 100 start at #.##" (0.00 = default).
Adjust the middle row by 1, 10 and multiple (numerical values). Each step is 0.01 millimeters and increasing values move the middle dot row to the left.
Press setup to save the adjusted vertical alignment value.
- Echo "save #.##"
- an alignment test page with the adjusted values is embossed.
Repeat step 1-3 for modules 2, 3 and 4 to adjust vertical alignment on all modules.